Fight Club:Pro was back for its double shot weekend following on from The Rise Against show the previous night with the First Female of Fight Club show featuring the huge FCP title match between challenger Travis Banks and champion 'Bruiserweight' Pete Dunne as well as Nixon Newell's final ever appearance for Fight Club: PRO as she faces PWG mainstay and the master of the Ballplex, Candice LaRae before she heads to WWE Performance Centre.
Another cold video graphic open from Fight Club: PRO, but I wouldn't have it any other way and it's right into the opening match.
Four Way Match: David Starr Vs Killian Jacobs Vs Dan Moloney Vs Omari
It's good to see FCP trainees Killian and Omari sharing the ring with two established indy names like Starr and Moloney. Both held their own in there and never looked out of place. Dan as usual had monster heat in the Fixxion with fans getting on him for his shitty little beard, gloves and boots and chanting that he is a wanker. Starr looked like a star here carrying himself like a star and selling convincingly for all three. Omari continues to impress me with his underdog babyface act as for Killian he looks like a solid performer but it will take time for him to grow on me. As per usual Dan Moloney was the star of the show in this match but surprisingly he didn't go over like I thought he would. David Starr went over clean pinning Killian Jacobs with a German bridging suplex for the win.
Winner: David Starr
Singles Interspecies Match: Session Moth Vs A stuffed Giraffe
Up next session Moth took on the fcp mascot the tiny stuffed giraffe. After a few minutes of back and fourth intense action Kay Lee Ray interrupted the proceedings and said she'd like to make this a three way. Then Kay was pulled back through the curtain like a scene from a horror movie and began to scream as she was pulled into the abyss. Then some familiar anti fun music hit and out came Ray in her anti fun black shirt and 80s police glasses. Kay Lee had a new name as well as she was now known as Cuntstable (get it) Kay Lee Ray which made this reviewer giggle. Session Moth then screamed "What happened? You used to be sound". Announcer Matt then announced it was a triple threat Interspecies match.
Triple threat Interspecies Match: Session Moth Vs Cuntstable Kay Lee Ray Vs A stuffed Giraffe
As soon as the bell rang Cuntstable wrestled the gun Martina killed Damian Dunne with the previous evening and shot poor old referee Shay Puruser with it in the balls. Actually this was a rather silly but incredibly fun match as you would expect when it comes to the Anti-Fun gimmicks (can you tell I'm a big fan of the anti fun gimmick?)
The stuffed giraffe was smart early on spending most of the time resting in the corner while Ray and Moth carried the action. I can't believe I just wrote that! Moth brought Shay back to life by pouring a beer down his throat. Session Moth then inserted the stuffed giraffe into her pants and then Moth then pulled out a "Johnny" (condom) as the crowd chanted "Johnny wrestling!" More lunacy followed as Ray frisked Shay and pulled out a joint out of the naughty 19 year olds pocket. Kay arrested Shay but Moth rolled up Kay for the nearest of nearfalls. The stuffed giraffe then gave Ray a neckbreaker and moth pinned the Cuntstable for the three.
Afterwards Session Moth poured some larger down the Cuntstable throat and Kay Lee Ray was back.
This was a hell of a lot of fun and really made this reviewer giggle. I do enjoy a good comedy match in between all this serious wrestling. As I've said before, its a good way to break up the card as wrestling in my opinion is better when there is variety to it.
Winner: Session Moth
Tag Team Match: #CCK (Chris Brooke's & Mondai Lykos) Vs Clint Margera and Jimmy Havoc
Before the bell rings Lykos asks Jimmy and Clint who wants to get hardcore then and pulls out some baking trays for himself, Brookes, Margera and Havoc. Lykos then hits himself in the head and takes a tumble backwards to laughs. Then the bell rings and all four men brawl around ringside hitting one another with baking trays and frying pans. After all the brawling which went all over the Fixxion Warehouse Brookes and Lykos take control of the match working over Clint Margera. The crowd chant at Lykos that he is a "shit Power Ranger" and call him a "shit wolf". Brookes meanwhile is called a "cunt" while he gives Clint his wet willy spot.
Clint makes his comeback and tags in Jimmy Havoc who drills both of Brookes and Lykos with a missile dropkick from the top rope. Jimmy nails Lykos with an Acid Rainmaker for a near fall but Brookes breaks it up. #CCK nail Clint with a pair of swinging DDT's for a near fall. Brookes then hoists Clint up on his back with a Gory Guerrero special position and Lykos leapfrogs to the top rope and comes off nailing Clint with neckbreaker. It looked sloppy and the near fall wasn't quete convincing due to it.
Havoc flips off Lykos then goes for an Acid Rainmaker but Lykos blocks it not once but twice a third he isn't so lucky. Chris Brookes then runs in and rolls up Havoc with a handful of tights to pick up the win for his team.
A very unspectacular match but it can be forgiven as Brookes worked a master class the previous night with Nixon. It was sloppy in places but this wasn't supposed to be anything blow away as it was just warm up before the next tag team match.
Winners: #CCK (Chris Brookes and Kid Lykos)
Singles Match: Mark Haskins Vs Will Ospreay
After the ring introductions Mark and "ill are interrupted by Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven & Tyler Bate). To cut a long story short, Trent basically announces that Will vs Mark is off and this is now a tag team match.
Tag Team Match: Moustache Mountain (Trent Seven &Tyler Bate) Vs Mark Haskins and Will Ospreay
Haskins and Bate start out as both men grapple with one another. The crowd is hot for this one early on with chants of "let's go Tyler!" and "lets go Haskins". Both men break out their impressive looking ground work as Trent Seven shows off his fancy new boots. Both grab each other's legs then let go to a massive pop. This is the quiet before the storm I would assume. The crowd is super hot for this exchange. Then both men go for backslides and inside cradles for two counts. In come Ospreay and Seven and Seven applies a headlock. Will backs up Trent into the ropes while shouting here it comes. Will then fakes out Trent by pretending to hit him as Trent screams. Will then fucks up as he grabs Trent moustache. The crowd then chant "oh will fucking Ospreay and both will and Trent stand there in silence. The looks on each other faces was really something. It was priceless in fact. Will then applies a headlock as Trent over sells it and screams oh my fucking God please get off. Will then goes for his handspring headscissors and executes it but Trent Lands on his feet to the surprise of himself and the delight of the crowd. Will does his handspring flippy spot into the ropes and the people encourage Trent to do the same. Trent teases it and then out of nowhere nails will with a piledriver.
It brings in Haskins an tyler who trade shots in the middle of ring. Will and mark then Fake dives to the outside then actually dive out onto tyler and Trent. Will and Haskins work over tyler as Haskins nails tyler with a powerslam and Ospreay follows it up with a standing moonsault. Haskins then gives tyler a number of big elbow smashes and follows it up with a number of knee drops for a two count. Will is tagged in and he applies a nasty looking octopus stretch. Tyler battle his way out but will tags in Haskins who nails tyler with a neckbreaker for the two count. Haskins applies a top wrist lock to tyler and pulls his fingers apart. Will and Haskins work over tyler in the corner but tyler makes his comeback but gets cut off with a knee strike and big kick to the back by will. Haskins and will go for a double Suplex on tyler but he counters and suplexes both will and Haskins and makes the much needed tag to his partner. Tent comes in and eats a double Superkick but he comes back with a double clotheslines to both Haskins and will. Trent then gives both Haskins and will a double back drop and cricket slap for a two count. Trent and tyler give will a double suplex for a two count then try to take out Haskins but he battle back and ties Trent in the tree of woe and German suplexes tyler into his partner. Haskins then drills tyler with a falcon arrow for a nearfall. Haskins and Trent exchange strikes in the middle of the ring and Trent nails him with a seven stars lariat. Will comes in and nearly suffers the same fate but back flips out of the seven stars and nails Trent with a spinning kick to the back of the head. The crowd begin to chant Wrestle house as all four men lay prone on the mat. Will,
Tyler and Haskins get up and will gives tyler a reverse rana. Haskins goes for a German but tyler lands on his feet. Both men then exchange strikes in the middle of the ring. Haskins then nails Tyler with a dvd and will comes off the top with a shooting star for a nearfall which was just broken up by Trent. Will and trent now exchange strikes and then Trent and tyler give Ospreay a taste of his own giving him a cheeky nandos. Haskins comes in and puts a sharpshooter on tyler while will springs up onto the middle rope and nails Trent with a os cutter for the one, two and three.
Afterwards all four men shook hands and celebrated as the crowd chanted fight club pro too end a damn fine match.
That was a hell of a match. It wasn't quiet as good as the six man from the previous evening but this came pretty damn close. As per usual everything was solid from these four. One could argue these four are the best in the country right now at this car crash style of wrestling.
Winners: Will Ospreay and Mark Haskins
Womens Match: Candice LaRae Vs Nixon Newell
After four years Nixon Newell's career in fight club pro is over. Technically it should have finished the previous night against her long time rival chris Brooke's but this was a perfect way to end her time there in match with super indy worker candice LaRae.
Basically both ladies went out to steal the show and after the emotional ride the previous evening this was a great way to go out with a solid wrestling match. Nixon proved why she is one of the best women wrestlers not just on britian but the world today with this performance and who better to be in there with than candice. After some very serious grappling the two girls went to the outside and Nixon throw a drink onto candice which angered the american the two began to brawl on the outside. Candice then introduced the gummy bears and poured them all over the canvas. Both teased putting on the other onto the unforgiving gummy bears before Nixon sent candice to the outside
and dived out onto candice but candice came back with a hauncanrana to Nixon off the ring apron to the floor. Candice then dived out onto Nixon and caught her with a swinging ddt. Back in the ring candice got a nearfall then dropped Nixon onto the gummy bears. Both girls went up top and candice gave Nixon a German from the top rope driving her onto the gummy bears. Both ladies then exchanged forearms with one another and they went back and fourth with Nixon giving candice a canadian destroyer onto the gummy bears but only got a one count. Nixon followed it up with another canadian destroyer to the gummy bears but this time got a nearfall. Candice then gave Nixon the ball plex but was unable to make the cover. Candice then nailed Nixon with a reverse rana and a shinning wizard for a nearfall. Nixon then battled back with a ball plex of her own and nailed candice with the shinning wizard to pick up the win.
Afterwards Nixon grabbed the microphone as the crowd chanted thank you Nixon. Nixon thanked everyone and gave the tearful goodbye speech you would expect. Nixon also called out Kay Lee Ray who she really put over as her mentor which you could see meant a lot to kay Lee Ray for obvious reasons. She ended with "let's get fucking hammered as bewitched played over the PA system. Then Nixon, candice and Kay Lee Ray celebrated with a beer to end nixons time in fight club pro.
Winner: Nixon Newell
Fight Club:Pro Title Match: The Bruiserweight Pete Dunne (Champion) Vs The Kiwi Buzzsaw Travis Banks
As travis makes his entrance PETER attacks Travis from behind and continues to beat down Travis by beating the hell out of him on the crowd. Pete then sets up two chairs in the ring and powerbomb Travis on top of the chairs as the crowd chant wanker at him. The bell then rings as the crowd rally behind Travis who gets up and unloads on Pete with forearms and then brain buster for a two count. Travis goes all out with strikes towards Dunne but PETER comes back with sit down power Bomb for a two count. The two go back and fourth one another then Travis nails PETER with a superkick and running knee strike for a nearfall. Travis then goes for a powerbomb but that naughty boy shay Purser holds stops the move for some reason and PETER rolls up Travis for the one, two and three.
Winner: The Bruiserweight Pete Dunne (And Still fight club:pro champion)
WTF a year long storyline brought to an end like that. Oh no not really obviously. The crowd look on stunned as does Travis as PETER leaves with the title. Travis then says he's cashing in his infinity tournament win and wants a rematch right now. Pete Dunne comes out and it's on.
Second Main Event
Fight Club:Pro Title Match: The Bruiserweight Pete Dunne (Champion) Vs Travis Banks
Pete then attacks Travis with is infinity trophey and breaks it over Travis's back for a nearfall. Travis then rolls up PETER for a nearfall. Pete then nails Travis with the bitter end for another nearfall and PETER can't believe it. The crowd is solidly behind Travis chanting his name while calling PETER a cock among other things. Pete and Travis exchange strikes then Pete nails Travis with a German but Travis no sells it and pops right back up. Travis goes for big boot to PETER but PETER moves and Travis nails shay. Pete then accidently hits shay and shay is out cold now. Travis springs up to the middle rope and comes off with the tridal kick and cover PETER but shay is out as the crowd chant one, two, three. Travis looks gutted by this as the crowd chant joel but joel doesn't come out. Pete hooks up Travis into the bitter end for the nearest of nearfalls. Pete then goes to bite shay for not counting the three but Travis cuts him off and bites PETERS fingers. Travis then drills PETER with a brain buster falcon arrow for the one, two and no. As Chris Brooke's comes out with kid Lykos and they pull shay out of the ring. #CCK then take out shay. Back in the ring Travis sees this and dives out onto #CCK. Travis gets back into the ring and Pete nails him with a enzigiri. Pete covers Travis and out comes joel (better late than never I guess) and counts the one, two, no Travis just kicks out again. The crowd chant "fuck you Pete" Travis then gets up and rocks Pete with a forearm smash and a canadian destroyer for the one, (this is it surely), two but oh no Mr anti fun officer Damien Dunne and petes long lost sibling breaks up the count. Damien takes out joel and Travis to an amazing amount of heat. Suddenly the retired MK McKinnon comes out of the crowd and it looks as if for a second he has aligned with Pete and damien but no he superkicks the champ and attacks Damien. Mk then dives out onto Damien and #CCK. Now Travis has Pete all alone and nails him with a tridal Kick for the one, two no Pete just kicks out at two. Travis doesn't sweat it and floats over and applies a crossface and eventually PETER is forced to tap out. The roof is then blown off the Fixxion warehouse as Travis banks is your NEW fight club:pro champion.
Afterwards Pete hugs Travis and hands over the fcp championship to the new champion as the crowd chant a worthy "you deserve it at banks as he celebrates.
So after a year of build Travis banks is finally champion. The story theoughout 2016 was the fact Travis had lost all of his matches until he won the infinity tournament last year. It was some incredible booking and gained him some great sympathy as a underdog babyface who came back from the brink to become the champion. So you could argue it was a little over booked and I've got to admit I wasn't a fan of the restart at all I didn't fill it was warranted for such a big match but then you could argue with cheapness to it all it only added to the audiences overall appreciation for the and pay off to Travis banks story and title win. I loved the story to this match and the pay off it gave me but I wasn't overjoyed with the TNA level of overbooking as you argue it only cheapened Travis's big win.
Winner: Travis Banks (And New Fight Club:Pro Champion)
In finishing I've got to say as always I enjoyed this show and fill it was worth the six pound I paid for it on Vimeo. There was some Great wrestling espiecally the Moustache Mountain Vs Will Ospreay and Mark Haskins match as well as the Nixon Newell vs Candice LaRae and the comedy match between a stuffed Giraffe, The session moth and anti fun kay Lee Ray. I also for its faults enjoyed Pete Dunne vs Travis Banks and the four way opener. So is it worth it? Yes I would say for six pound you can't go wrong with this show as like all wrestling shows it had a great variety of matches to it. In closing I'd like to thank you for reading and I will see you at the matches as I'm at the next fight club pro show over Easter weekend as I will be in attendance for the Dream Tag Invitational shows in Wolverhampton on Easter Friday with kenny omega and the young bucks and the london show on Easter Sunday.