Last night Tina and I went to a Florida Championship Wrestling taping. FCW is WWE’s farm league, so you have a lot of Aren’t-Quite-Theres, some vanilla muscular dudes, and a handful of guys that are definitely ready and already better than half the WWE roster, but WWE’s creative geniuses just haven’t found a “spot” for them yet.
There was also this ~woman~, with drawn-on eyebrows, missing teeth, a double rattail, and…those biceps. Calling all of the heels “Losers!” She. Calling them losers.
ANYWAY, they taped 3 weeks of television (it airs locally in Tampa), and since we were in the second row on the hard camera side, we can watch ourselves for three straight weeks, wearing the same exact outfits. Television magic!
It was really entertaining overall, and I got to see some guys I’ve heard so much about. But the highlight? The very first match of the show: Kassius Ohno vs. Antonio Cesaro.
They may not mean anything to you, but the artists formerly known as Chris Hero and Claudio Castiglioni were the Ring of Honor tag team Kings of Wrestling, and regularly tore the house down. So as expected, they tore Tampa down. They had 15 minutes to wreck each other, and even though it ended on a crappy DQ finish, the crowd of nearly 50 people (!) was RABID.
Also got to see champ Seth Rollins in two great matches, sat ten feet from Jim Ross who came out to do commentary for the third hour, and bought two hot dogs and two Red Bulls for $8. FCW, you guys!