Rick Ingram sent along the following:
FCW TV Taping Results – 4/8/2010
FCW Arena – Tampa, FL
Duke Rotundo pinned Leo Kruger
Week One (Airdate 4/18/2010)
The taping started with a live Abraham Washington Show (with Aksana once again doing her hilarious Tony Atlas impersonation). Abe immediately introduced to the FCW Universe the impressive, new, HUGE banner on the wall of the FCW Arena of new FCW Champion Alex Riley. He then brought out Riley who stated that he would, right now, be giving a deserving contender in the back an FCW title shot. He announced his opponent would be Rudy Parker.
Match 1: FCW Championship Match – Alex Riley pinned Rudy Parker
Match 2: Johnny Curtis pinned Wes Brisco
Match 3: Curt Hawkins (with Jackson Andrews) pinned Titus O’Neill
Match 4: FCW Tag Team Championship – Jimmy & Jules Uso defeated Hunico & Tito Nieves when Jimmy pinned Hunico
Week 2 (airdate 4/25/2010)
Match 1: Donny Marlow pinned Conrad Tanner
Matt Martlaro hosted an interview segment with FCW champ, Alex Riley. Riley stated that next week, he will be giving a title to another “nerd” in the back a title shot. He selected former “South Beach Boys” partner of NXT’s Darren Young, Percy Watson.
There was a live Abraham Washington Show (with Aksana again) featuring former FCW tag champs Joe Hennig & Brett DiBiase. Hennig said he is now focused on the FCW championship and continued to blame DiBiase for their shortcomings as a team. He then attacked DiBiase and the two brawled as DiBiase begged for a match “right now”.
Match 2: Triple Threat Diva’s Match- Naomi Night defeated A.J. Lee & Savannah when she pinned Savannah
Match 3: Big E. Langston & Johnny Prime defeated Johnny Curtis & Drake Brewer when Prime pinned Brewer
Match 4: Mason Ryan pinned Derrick Bateman
Match 5: Joe Hennig pinned Brett DiBiase
Week 3 (airdate 5/2/2010)
Match 1: Leo Kruger, Curt Hawkins, & Jackson Andrews defeatd Bo & Duke Rotundo and Eli Cottonwood when Kruger pinned Duke
Match 2: G-Rilla pinned Jacob Novak
Match 3: Brett DiBiase and Joe Hennig brawled to a double DQ in a match that ended up with a huge, locker room clearing pull-apart.
Match 4: FCW Championship Match – Alex Riley pinned Percy Watson
Notes About The Show:
The FCW Arena packed out to the point that they had to bring out dozens of extra chairs to accommodate ticket buyers
Jamie Keyes, once again, did a great job as the ring announcer for the evening.
Byron Saxton was the play-by-play announcer for all 3 shows and Hall Of Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes returned to the role of color commentator.
Once again, the Uso’s and Hunico & Tito Nieves continue have faced paced, strong, high flying matches with each other.
The Hennig/DiBiase saga is the FCW fued of the year so far as the crowd was hot as they produced an intensity level that had the crowd chanting “FCW” and “that was awesome” during the high spots of their brawl.
The week 3 six man tag match was the first time both of FCW’s 7 foot plus giants were in the same match at the FCW Arena. However, the course of the match seemed to keep them from facing off against each other.
Rostered talent noticeably absent from the show included Alberto Banderas (on the WWE European tour as Dos Caras Jr), Cable Jones (injured), Caylen Croft, Darren Young, David Otunga, Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, Kaval, Liviana, Michael Tarver, Richie Steamboat (injured), Rosa Mendes, Skip Sheffield, Trent Baretta, Tyler Reks, Vance Archer, & Wade Barrett.
This was the first FCW TV taping since the inception of NXT to NOT use any of the NXT rookies. The depth of the FCW roster translates to the depth of the WWE’s future.
Long time FCW Diva Courtney Taylor (Beverly Mullins) was removed from the FCWwrestling.com online roster this week.