GCW Acid Cup 3 — Night time One
April 8, 2021
Cuban Membership, Ybor Metropolis, Florida
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- First Spherical: Calvin Tankman def. Colby Corino
- First Spherical: Laredo Child def. Brayden Lee
- First Spherical: Dragon Bane def. KTB
- First Spherical: Jordan Oliver def. Edith Surreal
- First Spherical: Lee Moriarty def. JJ Garrett through referee stoppage
- First Spherical: Arez def. Aramis
- First Spherical: Cole Radrick def. Jimmy Lloyd & Ellis Taylor
- First Spherical: AJ Grey def. Nate Webb
What was thought of by many to be one of the anticipated indie reveals of WrestleMania week based mostly on marketed expertise alone ended up being a little bit of a clusterfuck.
Issues began optimistically sufficient because of a fast opening match wherein a fired up Colby Corino didn’t chip down the at all times spectacular Calvin Tankman. A wood board beneath the ring broke inflicting a reasonable delay. It definitely wasn’t an awesome omen for the busy weekend forward, but it surely additionally wasn’t the worst factor to occur on the primary half of this present.
Laredo Child did his factor, together with an insane ending transfer that would probably be labeled as a modified reverse Spanish Fly. Possibly an Avalanche German Moonsault Press? I’m certain Excalibur is aware of. Sadly, issues went downhill quick after the third match.
Jordan Oliver and Edith Surreal by no means acquired out of first gear, and as a lot as I don’t take pleasure in “dunking” on folks, I’m undecided the important thing was even within the ignition. Their match was largely based mostly on reversals and pinning mixtures, however you possibly can see Edith doing the maths whereas slowly working by means of spots, seemingly in over her head. Oliver didn’t do anybody any favors and will have not less than taken a little bit of the main focus by promoting… properly, something.
Treehouse Lee couldn’t make the present and was changed by JJ Garrett in a match towards Lee Moriarty. Garrett had received a match earlier within the day at Jimmy Lloyd’s D-Technology F occasion held on the identical venue. He in a short time discovered the hazards of wrestling exterior in Florida on the hottest level of the day, dropping the match by referee stoppage after puking within the ring.
Cole Radrick was initially presupposed to wrestle Tony Deppen, however you may add Deppen to the listing of names who missed the present resulting from journey points. He was changed by each Jimmy Lloyd and Ellis Taylor, so I can’t complain an excessive amount of, however the thought of a Radrick/Deppen match was a giant a part of the explanation I confirmed up within the first place.
Regardless of two disappointing modifications to the match card, certainly one of which solely went a couple of minutes earlier than ending in puke, a damaged ring board and a frustratingly dangerous bout within the midst of all that chaos, there have been some gems that made the sometimes arduous journey value it.
Tankman is shortly turning into a must-watch for me. Arez and Aramis lived as much as their repute with some completely loopy lucha stuff that made me glad I didn’t do play-by-play protection. The present was book-ended by good matches a couple of deep on both facet, together with GCW’s heavy-hitters “Spyder” Nate Webb and the “Motherf–king Reality” AJ Grey.
The third Acid Cup event clearly didn’t get off to a flawless begin, however there’s nonetheless numerous pleasure surrounding day two. The remaining names are Calvin Tankman, Laredo Child, Dragon Bane, Jordan Oliver, Lee Moriarty, Arez, Cole Radrick and AJ Grey, which implies the remainder of this event ought to produce fairly a couple of Better of the Week candidates.
We’ll see you tomorrow at 3:00 PM ET.