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GCW “The Old Me” (04.23.2022) (Wrestling Review)


The Old Me

Detroit, Michigan

April 23rd, 2022


Five Way Scramble Match
Steve Scott vs. Tony Deppen vs. Jordan Oliver vs. Billie Starkz vs. Yoya

Another typical scramble match. Only one really noticeable spot and just felt like a lot of down time here. These have become a boring staple of GCW the last year. 

1.5 / 5

Singles Match
Alex Shelley vs. Nick Wayne

Nick Wayne may have a bright future but this match was just okay. Shelley hasn’t done much that’s made me super impressed lately and this didn’t change that. Some good moves and counters between the two but it just felt like it never built up to anything. Throw in the finisher here and it just felt like it ended before it did much. 

2.5 / 5

Singles Match
Chris Dickinson vs. ACH

Expected a lot more from these two. This ended up as a very slow and at times more technical match but without any excitement. By the final moments I just couldn’t get myself to care anymore.

1.5 / 5

GCW Tag Team Title Match
BUSSY (Allie Katch & Effy) (c) vs. ASF & Gringo Loco

Two teams whose styles just didn’t mess. Seemed sloppy for a lot of moments and the finish to the match just looked awful. A few good spots though due to Gringo Loco helping hold it all together couldn’t save this one. 

1.5 / 5

Singles Match
Joey Janela vs. Bandido

A somewhat quick match between Janela and Bandido. Up until the end it felt like it was sort of just going through the motions. A few big spots then it just ended. For a match that commentary hyped so much this wasn’t one to write home about. 

2 / 5

Singles Match
2 Cold Scorpio vs. Minoru Suzuki

While not being a fan of 2 Cold in GCW at all this was a solid match. A slower hard hitting match with Suzuki carrying it as expected and 2 Cold pulling out some good spots. The slower approach and having 2 Cold fight someone that isn’t a young fast guy helped. 

3 / 5

GCW Ultraviolent Title Death Match
John Wayne Murdoch (c) vs. Hoodfoot

A pretty standard deathmatch honestly. Both JWM and Hoodfoot are two of the best but this just never picked up the pace much. Hoodfoot bled a ton but JWM seemed to take it a bit easier. Still solid though with tons of tubes used. 

3 / 5

TNT Extreme Division Title Death Match
Alex Colon (c) vs. Jimmy Lloyd

Another fun but standard deathmatch. Colon and Jimmy did exactly what you’d expect from them. Some good moves with the panes of glass though. 

3 / 5

High Incident Match
The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) vs. The Second Gear Crew (Mance Warner & Matthew Justice)

A scaffold match that really didn’t need a scaffold since it wasn’t really used at all minus the end spot. This was a fun tables brawl. A lot of good spots, blood, and both teams going at it hard against one another. The ending though was just atrocious and really hurt the match though. 

3 / 5

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