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GCW “Wasted Time” (12.03.2022) (Wrestling Review)


Wasted Time

Sauget, IL

Dec. 3rd, 2022


Singles Match
Starboy Charlie vs. Jack Cartwheel

An okay opening that I thought had some pacing issues. Some of Starboys flips were good but I just never got into this match too much. 

2 / 5

Tag Team Match
Axton Ray & Shane Mercer vs. The Bang Bros (August Matthews & Davey Bang)

A fun fast paced tag match. Mercer and Ray had some good tag spots together that show off boy mens strength with the ability to catch a body being thrown towards them. Bang Bros come off looking good too with a lot of spots. 

3 / 5

Hardcore Match
Mad Man Pondo vs. Sawyer Wreck

This had its moments but just wasn’t good and that’s really not that either Sawyer or Pondos fault. This was a glass free match so it was tamer to begin with. Pondo bled a ton but it just felt so slow and sluggish. Plus Sawyer can’t get Pondo into moves and Pondo can’t move great so he can’t sell them either. 

1.5 / 5

GCW Tag Team Title Three Way Match
Los Mazisos (Ciclope & Miedo Extremo) (c) vs. 2 Cold Scorpio & The Sandman vs. The Second Gear Crew (Mance Warner & Matthew Justice)

 A quick and wasteful match. This entire thing just lead to Sandman entering late into the match and not doing much of anything. 

.5 / 5

Singles Match
Jimmy Lloyd vs. Jake Lander

A solid match here where Lander got to show off against a GCW staple. Nothing amazing but some solid moves here and the fans were into it. 

2.75 / 5

Singles Match
John Wayne Murdoch vs. Effy

A decent enough hardcore match here with these two. A bit slow in parts and the pacing wasn’t great but this was a fine match. 

2 / 5

Singles Match
Tony Deppen vs. Jordan Oliver

Honestly this was fine but it was just a slow match that only had sparks of intensity. There was really no need for it go almost 32 minutes because it just felt like they were killing time. 

2 / 5

GCW World Title Death Match
Nick Gage (c) vs. Cole Radrick

A fine main event and death match. Cole is fantastic as always and Gage looked solid here actually which doesn’t happen too often anymore. 

2.5 / 5

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