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GCW C.O.S. (06.05.2022) (Wrestling Review)

GCW

C.O.S.

Atlantic City, New Jersey

June 5th, 2022

 

GCW Extreme Title Seven Way Scramble Match
AJ Gray (c) vs. Mike Bailey vs. Cole Radrick vs. Jimmy Lloyd vs. Jordan Oliver vs. AKIRA vs. Nick Wayne

Honestly one of the best scrambles GCW has had in recent memory for sure. Everyone had good moments to shine, it was only sloppy or dumb at very brief times and even had stories running through it during the match. Bailey continues to be all around fantastic, AJ and Oliver do nothing for me, and the others are all fine and did their part here. 

3.5 / 5

Singles Match
LuFisto vs. Masha Slamovich

A decent match here that just never seemed to pick up to anything too exciting. Felt like Masha was sort of never given a great moment to shine here but it was fine. The match itself just wasn’t special. 

2.5 / 5

Tag Team Match
Ironbeast (KTB & Shane Mercer) vs. The Second Gear Crew (Mance Warner & Matthew Justice)

KTB returning to form Ironbeast again was good. This was just a fun brawl type hardcore match that SGC do best in. Stiff chair shots, doors, and tons of fast moving chaos. Mance and Justice are super over still and know what the crowd wants in a match and as usual KTB and Mercer are always known for a good match as well. 

4 / 5

Singles Match
Joey Janela vs. Sawyer Wreck

Minus some moves looking a little weak and a slower start this was a solid match. Janela and Wreck looked odd pairing off but worked together well here. A fantastic looking finisher also helped to make up some of the wonky looking moves. 

3 / 5

Tag Team Match
Rina Yamashita & Toru Sugiura vs. Los Mazisos (Ciclope & Miedo Extremo)

Great to see Ciclope & Miedo Extremo back in GCW and the states. Having them fight Toru Sugiura and Rina Yamashita was a brilliant idea as well. This was a deathmatch to end them all. All 4 bled like crazy doing tons of insane spots and giving it their all to the fans who were going nuts over the match. 

4 / 5

GCW Ultraviolent Title Cage Of Survival Match
John Wayne Murdoch (c) vs. Alex Colon

Okay so despite two big flaws this was a fantastic match and I assume end of a feud. JWM and Colon put their bodies on the line in this match with some insane spots. Now sure, the cage didn’t look good. It was extremely odd looking with one side being left open so I guess the cameras had a view but the entire thing just looked off a little. The scaffold was great and worked fantastic in the match though.

Ending the match with a submission move did call back to earlier matches of theirs but the move looked so bad on screen like Colon didn’t have it locked in and JWM tapped instantly. Shaking hands at the end too is something super common but not after a long hate filled feud. This match will be talked about for some time though and I hope GCW uses their Cage Of Survival again and keeps refining it. 

4.5 / 5

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