June 26 2012 Pcw Wrestling Augusta Me

PCW Wrestling
June 26, 2012
Augusta Civic Center, August, ME
Attendance: 3,050 (45%)

A recap of the No. 1 Contenders Match last week, between David Otunga and Claudio Castagnoli is shown as the show comes on the air. James Westerfield welcomes everyone to Augusta, and announces that, in tonight’s main event, PCW Heavyweight Champion The Big Show will take on Cody Rhodes in a non-title contest.

Non-Title Match
Vickie Guerrero vs. © Beth Phoenix

EXCUSE ME!! The familiar voice of Vickie Guerrero blasts through the Civic Center, sending a roar of boos through the crowd. On her way to the ring, Vickie says that she is not happy with being told she had to wrestle in order to be a member of the PCW roster. She says, for good measure, she is going to embarrass Beth Phoenix tonight. Unfortunately for Vickie, that didn’t happen. The Women’s Champion came out, having gotten rest for the past couple weeks, and made an example of her. Phoenix hit the Glam Slam for the 1-2-3.

[Non-Title Match]:
Beth Phoenix pinned Vickie Guerrero with the Glam Slam in 6:04.
Rating: -**

Backstage, Brooke Barlow welcomes Becky Bayless to PCW. Bayless tells Brooke that it’s good to be with PCW, but promises that she’s not going to be the shy little newcomer everyone expects her to be. Bayless says that she’s well-known in the Northeast, and pretty soon, she will be known around the country. Brooke asks about her debut, a loss to Tamina, last week. Bayless says that she was nervous – anyone would be – and tells Brooke to leave it alone! Bayless says that even “Vickie frickin’ Guerrero” lost tonight, in her first match! Becky says she’ll see Tamina again, and will make things right.

Commercial Break

Returning from the break, a recap of last week’s show ending – between Claudio Castagnoli and The Big Show – is shown. After the clip, Brooke Barlow is seen with the Heavyweight Champion. She asks The Big Show about how last week ended, and Show says that he’s not threatened by Castagnoli in the slightest. Show says he has been – and always will be – the largest professional athlete in this business. He says that Castagnoli earned a shot at this title in Buffalo; but that’s all he earned: a shot.

Tag Team Tournament – Semi-Final
The A-List Knockouts vs. Beer Money

The first match in the tournament pitted two teams with prior championship experience. Beer Money has a well-decorated history of tag team title reigns during their time; as do Hero and Otunga, who are previous title holders on the main HWL roster. This was a solid match, as both teams were vying for a spot in the finale, next week, against either The Bravado Brothers or The All Night Express. Things got interesting as JACK SWAGGER made his way to ringside during the match, getting into a war of words with Otunga, who was standing on the ring apron. Swagger grabbed a chair from under the ring, and was promptly chased by Otunga around the ring, only to get blindsided by a stiff clothesline from James Storm. Occupied with the scene outside, the referee did not see Swagger climb onto the apron and crack the chair over Chris Hero’s skull! Swagger jumped down, and watched Hero stagger into an enzulariato from Robert Roode for the 1-2-3.

After the match, Swagger laughed as he walked by Otunga, who was slowly getting to his feet outside the ring. The announcers said that, even with a cheap victory like this, Beer Money would be advancing.

[Tag Team Tournament – Semi Final]:
Beer Money (James Storm & Robert Roode) defeated The A-List Knockouts (David Otunga & Chris Hero) when Roode pinned Hero after an enzuilariato in 9:32.
Rating: *** ½
[Jack Swagger interfered against Chris Hero.]

Commercial Break

Tag Team Tournament – Semi Final
The Bravado Brothers vs. The All-Night Express

After coming up short in his bid to win the Television Title, Rhett Titus could count himself fortunate that he and Kenny King were included in the tournament to determine new No. 1 contenders for the Tag Team Titles. Titus, along with King, had the chance to prove he could be championship material in the PCW; and tonight they had to get through the Bravado Brothers to get one step closer. However, Lance and Harlem found themselves with a great opportunity to take the weight that had been weighing them down for so long off their shoulders tonight. This was a very fast-paced match, between two teams that saw gold just out of their grasps. The ANE looked to be the stronger team, but the Bravados showed a fierce resilience, staying in the match, no matter what was thrown at them. At the end of the match, as all four men were brawling outside the ring, LUKE GALLOWS jumped the barricade, hitting Rhett Titus with a vicious clothesline. Gallows then hit a press slam onto the concrete before walking back up the ramp. Lance rolled back into the ring, as Titus was counted out.

[Tag Team Tournament – Semi Final]:
The Bravado Brothers (Lance & Harlem) defeated The All-Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) by countout in 12:36.
Rating: * ¾
[Luke Gallows interfered against Rhett Titus.]

Commercial Break

Returning from the break, Brooke Barlow is seen backstage with PCW Commissioner Rex Butler. Butler congratulates the Bravados and Beer Money for advancing to the finals of the tag team tournament. Butler says that next week’s Special Event is shaping up to be very exciting. Butler says that, after the apparent resignation of the now-former Television Champion, Jeremy Buck, there will be a Battle Royal for the vacant title next Tuesday night.

Non-Title Match
Cody Rhodes vs. © The Big Show

The Big Show and Cody Rhodes are not strangers to each other, having been members of the WWE for a number of years; so it was clear that the fans in Augusta were going to be in for a very good main event. Things got interesting from the start, as CLAUDIO CASTAGNOLI made his way to the announce table just moments after the bell sounded. Castagnoli remained at ringside, while The Big Show used his size to control the early part of the match. Later on, Castagnoli saw his opportunity, and tripped The Big Show. Castagnoli held up his hands and went back to the announce table, getting booed. In the ring, Rhodes took advantage of this distraction, working over the lower part of the Champion’s body. Rhodes’s offense – while effective – was short-lived, as The Big Show fought his way back into a controlling position. Showing signs of the damage done to his legs, The Big Show hit a shaky chokeslam, and went for the cover, only to have Castagnoli slide into the ring and break it up!

After the match, Castagnoli worked over The Big Show’s legs. Castagnoli whipped The Big Show into the corner, and looked to hit a running uppercut; but The Big Show caught him by the throat, looking to chokeslam Castagnoli. Castagnoli, wide-eyed, kicked Show’s knee, and slid out of the ring, escaping up the ramp.

[Non-Title Match]:
The Big Show defeated Cody Rhodes by disqualification in 11:16.
Rating: **
[Claudio Castagnoli interfered against The Big Show.]

After the match, The Big Show stared down Castagnoli as the show went off the air.

Card rating: ** ¼

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