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Trey Reviews: IWC Sixteen!

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Trey Garcia is a pro wrestling blogger that focuses on the greater Pittsburgh scene and women’s wrestling.  Check out his blog at Breaking Treyfabe.

 

Was unable to make it out to International Wrestling Cartel’s IWC Sixteen event, but thanks to our pals at Sorgatron Media, I am able to do a quick DVD review of the event for you all.

 

  • On commentary the first few matches is manager BC Steele and Joe Dombrowski.  Dombrowski is always good to have on commentary for anyone who is not familiar with the history of IWC.  On this DVD in particular I was able to learn all sorts of things I’ve never learned, having only been watching IWC for the past three years.
  • In the opening match Jack Pollock defeated Suge D via pin….it took Pollock’s stablemates RC Dupree and Jaxon Argos holding Suge D’s legs for Pollock to get the victory, nice fast paced opening match.
  • Next out was J Rocc who took the microphone and gave a good history lesson of IWC before issuing an open challenge.
  • Jami Jameson and Marshall the Bull came out and attacked J Rocc until Shane InYaFace arrived for the save….this turned it into a tag match of J Rocc and Shane vs. Jameson and Marshall.  Jameson gets a rollup on Shane for the pin in a great match which saw Air J Rocc and Air Shane
  • J Rocc blows up after the loss and leaves the ring.
  • Marshall took the microphone (seasoned IWC vets got solid mic time at this anniversary event) and gave a good speech to Shane and Jami in regards to being part of the future of IWC.  Marshall then chose Jami as his partner until he retires, causing Jami to clothesline Shane.  Perhaps this sets up a future match between Shane and Jami down the line which would be fantastic.
  • In a four way tag team scramble, it was The Upper Echelon vs Team Storm vs Remy Lavey and Keith Haught vs The Mega Plowers.
  • Suge D was now on commentary for this match, replacing BC Steele.  As an aside I’d like to mention that the ring announcers were the always on point Big D Dave Kich and the young announcing superstar discovered by Dan Hooven, Nick Lendl.
  • Dombrowski admitted during this match that he never gets invited to IWC promoter Justin Plummer’s production meetings.
  • A lot happened during this match, some highlights
    • Samson countered Argos’ JaXon Five move with the Dab Elbow
    • The Sexy Talented Dude’s came out to brawl for a bit, probably upset they weren’t in this match
    • JaXon got tossed around by just about everyone
    • Air Jock returned to the Court Time Sports Center and I’ve never been so happy
    • Magnum CK of the Plowers powerbombed Colby Redd of the Echelon for the pin

 

  • Next up was the Super Indy title match of Big League John McChesney w/Dan Hooven vs champion Chris LeRusso w/Bulk Nasty and BC Steele – lots going on in this match as well, some highlights include
    • Bulk creamed Hooven outside the ring after Hooven broke up an illegal LeRusso pin attempt
    • Superplex off the top rope by Big League
    • Bc and Bulk break up a McChesney pin attempt, Hooven low blows Steele, Mcchesney superkicked Bulk but then LeRusso superkicked McChesney
    • After four consecutive two counts between the both, LeRusso with a schoolboy and he holds onto the middle rope to get the pin on McChesney
    • Big league demands a rematch with LeRusso with a competent referee

 

  • In an IWC Tag Team championship match, it was champions The Fraternity vs Flippin Ain’t Easy – Gory and Facade
  • Facade and Gory entered the ring swinging down from the rafters – per commentary they are former IWC tag champs, the second longest reign of tag champs in IWC history
  • BC Steele was back on commentary
  • Some highlights of the tag match
    • Facade with a nice tightrope walk
    • Facade seemed to lose his footing and landed wrong on a few of his high flying maneuver attempts, I’m wondering if perhaps The Fraternity sabotaged the ropes by greasing them up with beer or some other substance
    • Facade and Gory tried the Buddy Moonsault but had alcohol thrown in their eyes by Channing Decker, so Trent Gibson got the pin on Facade to retain their titles
    • After the match the Hardy’s appeared on the big screen and cut a promo on the Fraternity, reminding them that they would be seeing them at IWC’s Night of the Superstars

 

  • Justin Plummer came out with the microphone to announce Ricky Steamboat as the guest referee of the McChesney vs LeRusso rematch at Night of the Superstars

 

  • Matthew Justice then took on Andrew Palace
    • Palace hit a suicide dive outside the ring pushing Justice into the rails
    • Justice tried for a bare knee strike but Palace able to land his hernia driver for the pin
    • Plummer came out and named Palace the #1 contender to IWC heavyweight title, but this announcement was interrupted though by Team Storm, so this set up a #1 contender’s match at High Stakes between Pollock and Palace

 

  • A returning IWC alumni Dylan Bostic w/Justin Labar took on RJ City next
    • Good promo before the match where RJ said Labar is Bostic’s pervert uncle, and he may be on to something here
    • Double low bows by both anti heroes, followed by double eye pokes – if you like heel vs heel matches this is as good a one as there is
    • Finally, RJ hits his Knee Arthur move for the win

 

  • In the main event Wardlow w/Justin Labar defended his IWC Heavyweight title vs DJ Z
    • Labar found himself ejected from ringside early on
    • The action made it outside the ring, Wardlow dropped Z on chairs, dudes were just killing one another
    • DJ Z got his knees up to stop Wardlow’s senton attempt
    • DJ Z nailed a top rope hurricanrana but that was still not enough to put down the beast Wardlow
    • Wardlow finally landed a middle rope Wardlow Driver to get a clean pin and retain in what was the match of the night

 

  • After the match Wardlow tried to break Z’s arm, which led to Facade and Gory coming in for the save.  The Fraternity then came out to assist Wardlow but then IWC Icon Jimmy Demarco hit the ring for the final save
  • This left four IWC legends in the ring to end the huge anniversary show:  Jimmy Demarco, Facade, Gory, and DJ Z
  • Overall this was an amazing show – with the talent bringing it in every single match.  That being said, while some cards you may be able to download a few matches and skip some of the filler – this is one card you’ll want to purchase as a whole show and watch from start to finish – as it gives you quality match after quality match, as well as commentary teams that help fill in the gaps of IWC history you may not be aware of