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FLORIDA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING TELEVISION REPORT: ROLLINS/AMBROSE PART 1 PROBABLY LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE; LUCKY CANNON IN FINAL FCW MATCH; WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE WHEN THE ANNOUNCERS ARE ENJOYING MATCHES AS MUCH AS THE FANS

By Richard Trionfo on 2011-08-14 22:28:36
We begin this week’s show with a look back at last week’s episode of FCW with the confrontation between Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose during Rollins’ interview last week. We get comments from Ambrose made in previous weeks added into video package including Ambrose’s comments about how he came to FCW for Seth Rollins. Tonight is their first match on FCW television.

We are live on tape from Tampa, Florida and your announcers are Matt ‘150 episodes’ Martlaro and William ‘Tonight is the type of night why I am the best right now’ Regal.

Regal jokes with Aksana about how she was stripped and then he asks for photos. Matt mentions that Aksana has been suspended by Norman Smiley for her refusal to wrestle last week. Regal wonders if Norman is not up for the job and if Maxine should return to her position as the FCW General Manager.

Regal tells everyone to make sure to focus on tonight’s show because they are going to see two incredible competitors who will beat the proverbial house out of each other as Regal can barely speak because he is so excited for the match between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.

Match Number One: FCW Heayvweight Champion Bo Rotundo and Husky Harris versus Lucky Cannon and Damien Sandow

Sandow and Bo start things off and they exchange forearms for about fifteen or thirty seconds until Sandow with a knee. Sandow sends Rotundo over the top rope but he lands on the apron. Rotundo sends Sandow into the turnbuckle a number of times. Bo with a front face lock and Husky tags in and they hit a double shoulder tackle and Husky gets a near fall.

Harris with punches to Sandow but Sandow with a double thrust and he sends Harris into the corner. Lucky tags in and he kicks Harris but Harris sends Cannon into the corner and Harris with punches to Cannon followed by a short arm clothesline and he gets a near fall. Lucky backs into the corner and Cannon has a kick blocked. Cannon with a punch and then he tags in Sandow. Sandow with a punch followed by a front face lock. Harris with punches and then Sandow rolls to the floor. Harris tries to go to the floor but Cannon grabs Harris as he tries to re-enter the ring and Sandow kicks and punches Harris.

Harris fights his way out of the corner as we go to commercial.

We are back and Cannon with a reverse chin lock on Harris and he sends Harris back to the mat. Sandow tags back in and he punches Harris. Sandow with a head butt and he gets a near fall. Sandow with a front face lock while Regal discusses what Sandow and Cannon were doing during the break to keep Harris in their half of the ring. Harris with a back body drop but Harris is unable to make the tag because Sandow holds Harris back. Cannon tags in and he connects with a leg drop and gets a near fall. Cannon with a figure four head scissors. While Sandow distracts the referee, he holds on to the ropes to get extra leverage. Cannon with a kick to the back of the head and then he puts Harris in a front face lock. Harris with a knee and a reverse atomic drop and clothesline and both men are down.

Harris tries to make the tag but Cannon pulls him into the center of the ring and Sandow is tagged back in and Sandow with elbow drops followed by a leaping knee drop. Sandow with some punches and then he gets a near fall. Sandow shows some frustration and then he applies a reverse chin lock on Harris as he keeps him on the mat. Harris with punches to get out of the hold but Sandow goes for the leg to keep Husky from making the tag. Harris kicks Sandow away and Bo is tagged in.

Lucky tags in and Bo with a clothesline followed by a back elbow. Rotundo with the running elbow to the back of the head. Bo with a running clothesline into the corner but he misses the bulldog. Rotundo with an O’Connor Roll but he sees Sandow trying to interfere and Bo with a spear to Sandow. Bo with a spear to Cannon for the three count.

Winners: Bo Rotundo and Husky Harris

We go to commercial.

We are back and Kenneth Cameron comes to the ring for his match.

Brad Maddox comes out and he says that he wants to remind everyone who might have forgotten that he was in a match with Percy Watson and Richie Steamboat. Brad reminds everyone that he pinned the great Richie Steamboat in the center of the ring. Brad says that he remembers when the first Steamboat came out, he was so good. Then the second one came out and it is like he is . . . he doesn’t know. Brad wonders how a lowly first generation superstar could beat someone with such heritage. Brad says that Richie will never be as good as him or Ricky Brad says that he doesn’t have the first generation blood. Brad tells Kenneth in a British accent that he had something to get off his chest.

Brad turns around and unbeknownst to him, Richie Steamboat made his way into the ring with some of the ninja skills that his father had back in the day. Brad turns around and he is met with a super kick and Brad goes down and he is out.

Steamboat leaves the ring and walks to the back.

Matt and William talk about the different attitude from Richie this week.

The officials check on Brad in the ring.

Briley Pierce is in the interview area with Leo Kruger. He asks Leo about his quest for the FCW Title. Leo says that he has an announcement and it is that he will get his shot at Bo Rotundo next week for the FCW Florida Heavyweight Championship. He says that the face of FCW will change forever and he will fulfill his destiny. Everything that he fought for will be attained. He says that Bo has accomplished more by age twenty-one than many wrestlers have in their career. Leo says that he is a walking, talking, living, breathing main event.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Derrick Bateman versus Hunico

They lock up and Hunico with a side head lock and a shoulder tackle. Bateman with a hip toss but Hunico with a kick and a near fall. Bateman with a leg sweep and a cover but no count. Hunico refuses a hand shake from Bateman and Bateman with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Bateman blocks a hip toss and he gives Hunico a hip toss. Bateman sends Hunico to the floor with a drop kick and then Bateman teases a move to the floor but Hunico moves out of the way.

Hunico returns to the ring and they lock up again and Bateman with a side head lock take down. Hunico with a side head lock and punch. Hunico returns to the side head lock and he punches Bateman in the head while shielding it from the referee. Bateman with a chop but Hunico sends Bateman to the turnbuckles. Hunico with a chop to Bateman and then he chokes him in the ropes. Hunico with a snap mare and a kick to the back.

We cut to the back where we see Tito Colon, Conor O’Brian, Raquel Diaz, Kenneth Cameron, and Ricardo Rodriguez watching the match on a monitor.

Hunico with a reverse chin lock on Bateman followed by forearms to the back. Hunico blocks a sunset flip attempt and he drops down onto Bateman and then he chokes Bateman in the ropes. Bateman with a kick and chop. Hunico with a kick and forearm followed by a chop to the back. Hunico chokes Bateman in the ropes. Hunico with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.

Hunico with a reverse chin lock and then Hunico sends Bateman into the turnbuckles. Hunico runs into a boot from Bateman. Hunico drops Bateman in the corner and then he hits a cannonball into the corner. Hunico gets a near fall. Hunico punches Bateman and then he traps the arm to get in some clean shots to the head. Hunico goes to the apron and he tries for a slingshot senton but Bateman gets his knees up.

Bateman with a clothesline and running back elbow and a back body drop. Bateman with the running drop kick into the corner followed by a leaping swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Hunico rolls to the floor and Bateman follows. They return to the ring and Bateman with an Exploder suplex and Hunico goes to the floor. Bateman returns Hunico to the ring. Hunico holds on to the rope and then Bateman tries for a slam but Hunico holds on to the ropes and then he forces Bateman to the mat and the impact allows Hunico to get the three count.

Winner: Hunico

We go to footage from earlier in the day when Steve Keirn had a meeting with Maxine, William Regal, and Norman Smiley. Keirn says that he has made a decision about General Manager and he says that they have both done a good job and he asks them to work together as co-General Managers. They both seem receptive to that idea.

Norman leaves and Maxine whispers something into Regal’s ear and she leaves. Regal congratulates Keirn on the decision and then Keirn asks Regal if he wants to watch the tape that he has. Regal says that he is a little busy getting ready for tonight’s show. Keirn tells Regal that he will have the tape available any time.

We return to the announce table and Regal talks about how good a job he thinks Maxine will do as General Manager. Matt reminds Regal that she is only the co-General Manager with Maxine and Regal has nothing else to say.

We go to commercial.

We are back and the clock for the FCW 15 match is on the monitors in the arena.

Match Number Three: Seth Rollins versus Dean Ambrose in an FCW 15 Title Match

The bell rings and they circle each other before they lock up. Dean has something to say to Seth and then they lock up and go around the ring. Ambrose with a clean break. They lock up again and Ambrose works on the wrist and Rollins reverses Ambrose reverses and then Rollins with an arm wringer followed by an arm drag into an arm bar.

Rollins work on the wrist and Ambrose sends Rollins to the mat with some help from the hair but Rollins kips up. Ambrose pulls him down again and Rollins kips up one more time. Rollins pulls Ambrose down by the hair. Rollins blocks a kick and then Rollins with a back heel sweep and he gets a near fall Rollins with another near fall but Ambrose slaps Rollins in the face. Rollins slaps back.

Ambrose with a kick and punch. Ambrose puts Rollins in the corner and he chops Rollins a few times. Ambrose misses a chop and Rollins sets for a chop but Ambrose flinches so Rollins chops him in the back. Rollins with another chop to Ambrose and then Ambrose misses a clothesline and Ambrose turtles up for another chop attempt by Rollins and then he slaps Ambrose in the back. Rollins with a chop.

Rollins tries for a drop kick but he sees Ambrose holding on to the ropes and Rollins is able to turn it into a back flip. Ambrose tries for the Midnight Special but Rollins with a rollup but Ambrose kicks out and Rollins sets for Avada Kedavra but Ambrose sees it coming and he goes to the floor.

Rollins tries for a suicide dive and Ambrose hits Rollins with a forearm as he gets to the ropes. Ambrose returns to the ring and he gets a near fall. We go to commercial with about three minutes elapsed.

We are back and we have less than ten minutes to go in the match and Ambrose with a Japanese choke hold on Rollins. He follows that with a straitjacket clothesline and Ambrose gets a near fall. Ambrose charges into a boot from Rollins. Ambrose blocks a second kick but Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles.

Both men get to their feet and he this a series of running forearms and then he hits a slingshot corkscrew suplex but he can only get a near fall. Rollins sets for the running forearm across the ring and he hits it. Rollins with a back heel kick followed by a curb stomp but he can only get a two count.

Rollins is shocked that he can only get a two count. Rollins tries for a quebrada but Ambrose moves and Rollins lands on his feet. Ambrose tries for a neck breaker but Rollins pushes Ambrose into the ropes and they bump heads and Ambrose goes to the floor as we reach the halfway point of the match.

Ambrose struggles to get to his feet as the referee starts his count. Rollins looks like he is going to try for a dive to the floor but Ambrose recovers and he returns to the ring and he kicks Rollins and follows it with a kick to the midsection. Rollins with a kick but Ambrose with a running back elbow. Rollins clotheslines Ambrose over the top rope to the floor and then Rollins hits a flip dive onto Ambrose and both men are down.

Ambrose is returned to the ring and Rollins gets a near fall as we get to the final six minutes of the match. Rollins starts to show some frustration. Ambrose goes to the apron and he gives Rollins a shoulder and then he brings Rollins onto the apron as well. Ambrose is in the ropes and Rollins clotheslines Ambrose back into the ring. Rollins with the springboard clothesline but he can only get a two count.

Rollins sets for Avada Kedavra but Ambrose blocks in and he hits a front driver out of an atomic drop set up but he can only get a near fall and we have less than five minutes to go. Ambrose shows some frustration now and he gets Rollins up for the Midnight Special but Rollins escapes. We get a series of standing switches and Rollins with an enzuguiri but he takes too long to make the cover so Ambrose is able to kick out.

Rollins goes up top but Ambrose gets to his feet and he punches Rollins to crotch Seth. Ambrose with another punch to Rollins and Ambrose with a slow back rake to Rollins followed by a forearm. Ambrose sets for a superplex but Rollins stops him and Rollins returns serve with back rakes of his own and then he tries for a sunset flip power bomb but Ambrose holds on to the top ropes. Ambrose punches Rollins and then Ambrose sits on the top turnbuckle but Rollins with an enzuigiri.

Rollins is down on the mat while Ambrose is still on top. Rollins tries for a super hurricanarana but Ambrose rolls through into a near fall. Rollins with a rollup for a near fall as we have less than two minutes to go.

Rollins and Ambrose exchange forearms and then Rollins avoids a clothesline and Rollins with a series of forearms to Ambrose followed by a back heel kick. Both men with clotheslines and they are down in the center of the ring and we have less than ninety seconds to go in the match. We are told that there is less than one minute to go in the match.

Ambrose and Rollins struggle to get back to their feet. Rollins tries to use the ropes to pull himself up. Ambrose gets a second wind with thirty seconds to go and Rollins and Ambrose exchange punches and forearms and kicks. Time runs out as they continue with punches.

0-0 Tie Seth Rollins retains

After the match, Ambrose takes the medal and then he throws it out of the ring before he leaves. Rollins wants to know what Ambrose’s deal is.

We go to credits.