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FCW TELEVISION REPORT FOR 4/8: STEAMBOAT/CESARO GOES 20; JIM ROSS DOES COMMENTARY

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-04-12 08:46:15
We are live on tape from Tampa, Florida and your announcers are William ‘Best in the World’ Regal and Chris ‘Best in a Blue Shirt’ Russo.

Chris mentions that we will see a twenty minute match between Antonio Cesaro and Richie Steamboat for the Jack Brisco Title.

We se the footage from last month when Byron Saxton attacked Kenneth Cameron after one of Cameron’s matches.

Regal talks about how amazing Byron’s arm looks after having it in a sling for so long.

Match Number One: Byron Saxton versus Kenneth Cameron with Conor O’Brian

Byron is not anxious to get into the ring but when he does, he wants Cameron to take it easy and talk things out. Cameron with a spear and then he slams Saxton’s head into the mat. Cameron with forearms as Saxton hopes he can survive. Cameron clotheslines Saxton over the top rope to the floor. Saxton gets up and he sees O’Brian standing at ringside, not doing anything.

Cameron sends Saxton back into the ring and Saxton punches Cameron and tries to escape. Cameron with a near fall. Saxton with a low blow while the referee fixes the ring skirt. Saxton sends Cameron to the apron and then he connects with a boot to the head to send Cameron to the floor.

Cameron returns to the ring and Saxton with a modified choke. O’Brian moves from his position at ringside and yells. This forces the lights off and we go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Paige and Rick Victor with Sofia Cortez versus Aiden English and Audrey Marie

The ladies start things off and lock up with Audrey getting the early advantage with a side head lock take down. Paige with a head scissors but Audrey escapes. Audrey with a leg sweep and gets a near fall. Paige with a rollup for a near fall. Paige with a side head lock and shoulder tackle.

Victor tags in so that means the men come in. English with a clothesline and drop kick. English tries for a slam but Paige kicks English in the legs to help out Victor. Victor with a series of kicks for a near fall. Victor with a chop and Canadian lifters. Victor with a snap suplex and he gets a near fall. Victor with a modified cravate and then he kicks English in the head. Victor with a knee drop and he rolls through to get a near fall.

Victor with a reverse chin lock followed by a Canadian lifter. Victor misses a knee drop and Audrey tags in. Paige with a kick and suplex followed by a neck breaker. Paige with a DDT and she gets a near fall. Paige chokes Audrey in the ropes and then Sofia chokes Audrey when the referee was distracted. Audrey with a rollup but Victor makes the blind tag.

Paige slaps English but English with a sunset flip on Victor. Raquel Diaz comes out and attacks Audrey. Meanwhile, English gets a near fall after a suplex. English wonders what is going on as Sofia joins in the attack for a moment before Audrey and Raquel go outside the building. Victor with two running Canadian lifters for the three count.

Winners: Rick Victor and Paige

We go to comments from Seth Rollins in the interview area. Seth mentions that he has a high ankle sprain but he still feels good after beating Leo Kruger in his first FCW title defense. Last week, he said that Mike Dalton deserves a title shot, but he is in a long line of contenders in FCW. There are a lot of guys who deserve a shot at the title. He says that he is looking forward to the match between Richie Steamboat and Antonio Cesaro tonight. He knows what it is like to be in a match of that length, and the person who wins the match should be a serious contender for the title. He says that he is ready to take on the world.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we are in Summer’s office with James Bronson. Summer asks James if he got the memo about the Tap Out Match next week. James says that he has a memo for Summer. Next week, Dean Ambrose is going to tap out . . . and he is not stopping there.

William regal enters and she says that the network has been on her about the match between Ambrose and Bronson. Dean Ambrose comes up behind William Regal. Regal tells Dean that there is an old saying, the best things come to those who wait. Regal starts to sing Fly Me to the Moon and he leaves the office.

Kassius Ohno is in the interview area. He says that he has a smile on his face because he is thinking about the FCW 15 Title and superstars like Sandow, Steamboat, and Cesaro. The FCW 15 is a battle of endurance and how many times can you beat your opponent and how long you can last. He says that his opponents don’t last that long. Thirty seconds of footage will show that Kassius bashes and leaves his opponents gashes. Kassius says that his opponents will be screaming OH NO, while he screams OH YES.

Husky Harris is shown in a vignette with Eli Cottonwood. He says that he was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and his daddy was the captain of his own shrimp boat. He says that his daddy was a mean old man. He took an eight year old Great Wyatt and took him out of school. He didn’t think he needed to learn with the other kids. One day, his daddy’s boat caught on fire and it dragged his daddy into the sea with it. He taught himself how to read and he started reading the Good Book. He learned a lot of things. He says that he is better than them all. He wouldn’t want to be the first guy who has to get into the ring with him. He is going to have great pleasure in watching him burn, just like his daddy.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Jim Ross makes his way to the announce table to join William Regal for the main event.

Match Number Three: Richie Steamboat versus Antonio Cesaro in a Jack Brisco FCW 15 Title Match with a twenty minute time limit

They lock up and Cesaro tries to back Steamboat into the corner but Steamboat escapes. They go to a Greco Roman knuckle lock and Cesaro gets the first advantage. Steamboat gets to his feet and Cesaro with a kick and he gets a near fall but Steamboat gets his shoulders up and then he bridges. Cesaro tries to get Steamboat’s shoulders back to the mat by using his body weight but Steamboat continues to kicks out. Steamboat with a monkey flip and he holds on to the knuckle lock and floats over for a near fall.

Cesaro kips up and he flips Steamboat over. Steamboat with an inside cradle for a near fall. Cesaro with an Irish whip and Steamboat floats over and gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Steamboat works on the arm with an arm bar. Steamboat with an arm drag into an arm bar. Steamboat slams the arm to the mat and then he hits a suplex and gets a near fall.

Steamboat with a key lock and Cesaro with a punch. Steamboat with a hammer lock and he sends Cesaro into the turnbuckles. Steamboat with a kick and wrist lock as he continues to work on the arm. Cesaro rolls through to try to escape but Steamboat holds on to the arm bar. Steamboat with another arm drag. Steamboat with a hip toss and a drop kick for a near fall.

Steamboat with another arm drag into an arm bar. Steamboat with a forearm as we go to commercial with one quarter of the match finished.

We are back and Cesaro is in control and we see Cesaro getting the first fall during the commercial break with a Gotch style piledriver. Cesaro with a chin lock. Ross and Regal talk about how effective the move that Cesaro used to get the pinfall. Steamboat is sent to the floor and then Cesaro with a suplex to bring Steamboat back into the ring and he gets a near fall.

Cesaro sends Steamboat back to the floor. Cesaro lets the referee attempt to count out Steamboat but Richie gets back to the apron. Cesaro tries for another suplex but Steamboat floats over and gets a near fall with a rollup. Steamboat with forearms from the apron and then Richie goes up top but Cesaro with a clothesline to send Steamboat back to the floor as we approach the halfway point of the match.

Steamboat makes his way back to the apron before the referee can make the ten count. Steamboat tries for a rollup but Cesaro holds on to the ropes. Steamboat is able to get a near fall. Cesaro sends Steamboat into the turnbuckles with a flatline. Cesaro with a neck breaker and he gets a near fall as we go to commercial.

We are back and we have a little more than six and a half minutes to go in the match. Steamboat with chops as he avoids forearms and clotheslines from Steamboat. Steamboat with a wrap around clothesline for a near fall. Steamboat goes up top and connects with a chop to the top of the head but he can only get a two count. Steamboat appears to have gained a second wind.

Cesaro with a forearm to the kidneys and he hits a belly-to-back suplex. Both men are down and we have less than five minutes to go. Cesaro gets a near fall. Cesaro with a slam and he goes to the turnbuckles and he hits a knee drop to the upper chest but Steamboat kicks out. Cesaro with a forearm and then he hits an inverted suplex for a near fall.

Cesaro goes back to the turnbuckles and this time he goes up top for the knee drop but Richie moves out of the way. Steamboat tries for a super kick but Cesaro blocks it. Cesaro sends Steamboat to the floor. Steamboat returns to the ring and he chops Cesaro. Cesaro throws Steamboat to the floor again.

Steamboat with chops but Cesaro with a knee to stop Steamboat. Cesaro throws Steamboat over the top rope but Steamboat skins the cat and he turns a head scissors into a rollup for a three count with 2:07 remaining.

Steamboat 1 Fall . . . Cesaro 1 Fall

Cesaro with a running clothesline into the corner and he gets a near fall. Cesaro with a side salto for a near fall. Cesaro picks up Steamboat for another deadlift side salto and he hits a second one. Cesaro hits a third one but Steamboat is able to kick out at two.

We are in the final thirty seconds of the match and Richie gets a near fall with an inside cradle. Cesaro hits the UFO but Steamboat goes through the ropes to the floor. Cesaro struggles to get Steamboat back into the ring and time runs out.

Draw (due to tie, Richie Steamboat retains the title)

After the match, Cesaro hits a drop kick to Steamboat’s head while Richie celebrates his victory. Cesaro stands over Steamboat, holding the medal as we go to credits.