Thursday, April 25

WrestleCon SuperShow Results (4/4): Ospreay vs Bandido Headlines An Incredible Night Full Of Surprises

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WrestleCon SuperShow Results
New York, NY
April 4, 2019

As per usual the annual WrestleCon SuperShow is something of a mystery card, although they did announce the main event of Will Ospreay vs. Bandido and a few other matches, in exchange for the DragonGate stars not being able to appear due to visa issues. Still, this should be a wild ride full of surprises. Let’s get to it…

— Kevin Kelly and Excalibur are revealed as our commentary team for the evening.

— Road Warrior Animal comes out as the special guest WrestleCon Ambassador to get things started. He thanks the fans before bringing out a friend he’s brought along with him… It’s Ric Flair! The “Nature Boy” thanks the fans and talked a bit about his time in the ring with Animal, before getting emotional and bringing up “Sunday night”. Flair said the women deserved to be the main event of WrestleMania, and that he is so proud to be Charlotte’s father.

(1) MASATO TANAKA def. EDDIE KINGSTON

As you might assume, these two brutes had a slow-paced and physical brawl with numerous strikes in between huge power moves. Tanaka surprised with some great manuevers like a Tornado DDT off the ropes and some thunderous suplexes, and Kingston didn’t hold anything back with a big STO and spinning uranage slam early on. Near the end Tanaka hit a superplex followed by a top rope Frog Splash for a nearfall. They kept trading suplexes and popping right back up, until Tanaka hit a spinning back fist and a sliding forearm strike to win. A solid match that emphasized what both guys are tremendous at, and didn’t stick around longer than it needed to.

— The Lucha Brothers came out and Fenix announced that the Young Bucks were not in NYC this weekend, because they are scared of the real greatest tag team in the universe. They’re ready to face anybody, including each other…

(2) REY FENIX def. PENTAGON JR. 

A good match with all the wild and crazy spots you would expect, but it felt like it ended right when they were just getting started. I think they’re incapable of having bad, or even mediocre matches, but this felt more like a quick exhibition and there are definitely better version of the match out there. In fact I’ve seen a few of them live. Fenix got the win with a Super Spanish Fly.

(3) DJZ, PUMA KING, TAJIRI & SAMANTHA HEIGHTS def. SAMMY GUEVARA & LAX (SANTANA, ORTIZ & DIAMANTE) IN AN 8-PERSON MYSTERY TAG TEAM MATCH

This match was a lot of fun, and Tajiri got a huge pop when his old WWE music hit. It was great to see Diamante back together with LAX, who were just as good as you’d expect them to be. They didn’t hold anything back, even though they’ve got a much crazier match at the Impact Wrestling show a few hours after this. Everyone got a chance to get their stuff in, with DJZ and Guevara carrying a lot of the exchanges. They built up to everyone diving, one after another, to the floor. Santana stopped Tajiri from diving, but took a face full of poison mist and the Buzzsaw Kick.

(4) ROBBIE EAGLES def. FLAMITA and AREZ IN A TRIPLE THREAT MATCH

This was pure chaos from start to finish with non-stop action and combos featuring all three guys that I couldn’t even begin to describe. Go on FITE and pay the $15 for this show and just watch this match. At the end of a 10-minute sprint, Flamita sent them both to the outside and did a tope con hillo, followed by a springboard moonsault to the floor for good measure. He rolled Arez back into the ring and looked to put him away, but Eagles came out of nowhere with a 450 Splash on both guys to steal the win.

(5) HURRICANE HELMS, X-PAC & JUSHIN THUNDER LIGER def. THE REVOLT (CALEB KONLEY, JAKE MANNING & ZANE RILEY) IN A 6-MAN MYSTERY TAG TEAM MATCH

The crowd went absolutely INSANE for Liger. This match was a ton of fun and took its time, giving the legends plenty to work with which was fine, considering they could all still go in the ring. Riley played the big super-heavyweight thorn in everyone’s side that they had to overcome. Manning did his bit with the Boy Scout manual he carries around and he and Konley carried a lot of the action. The finish saw Liger clear the ring with Shotei for everyone, Hurricane hit a chokeslam, X-Pac did the Bronco Buster, and Liger hit the Brainbuster on Manning to win.

— X-Pac got on the mic and called Jushin Liger the greatest of all time, and said that he wouldn’t even be a pro wrestler today if it weren’t for him. Helms said the same, and actually said he begged WWE to let him do this event so that he could share the ring with Liger one last time. Liger celebrated with the fans and signed autographs before taking his leave.

(6) DRAGON LEE def. CAVERNARIO 

This match happened, apparently. After intermission power to the FITE stream got cut, so nobody online was able to actually see the match..

(7) ZACK SABRE JR. def. SHANE STRICKLAND

Fantastic technical match. Both guys were over and had their vocal contingent in the crowd. Lots of dueling chants. Sabre dominated a lot of the action because you can’t hit more than two moves in a row on him before he catches you in a submission. Lots of excellent grappling exchanges throughout. Strickland answered with heavy strikes, quick as lightning, and they both endured a lot of damage. ZSJ got the win with a ridiculous, modified body stretch submission.

(8) SOCAL UNCENSORED (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS, KAZARIAN & SCORPIO SKY) def. THE BEST FRIENDS (CHUCK TAYLOR, TRENT & ORANGE CASSIDY) IN A 6-MAN MYSTERY TAG TEAM MATCH

I think Orange Cassidy might be the break-out star of WrestleMania weekend. He was hugely popular at the IWTV show earlier in the day, and got one of the biggest reactions of the night when he came out as the third Best Friend. His gimmick is just starting to “click” for a lot of people, myself included. Basically the gag of the match was that SCU kept trying to get him to wrestle, but he refused to take his hands out of his pockets or put any effort into the actual match — even when it hurt his own team. His sun glasses were the source of his power, so they played a hilarious role in the match as everyone took turns wearing them. They kept making people do low blows, and when they finally took the glasses off Cassidy he cleaned house and took everyone down. I think my favorite spot was either Daniels having no idea what the hell to do with him, or when Trent set up for his finisher, Cassidy climbed to the top rope, but he was too lazy to jump far enough and just splatted on the floor like two feet away from the ring post. SCU hit the Best Meltzer Ever on Cassidy to win, and the crowd was not happy about it. Like 4 people reacted to the finish.

(9) WILL OSPREAY def. BANDIDO

This was exactly what you expect it to be. I’m not sure how someone didn’t die. Ospreay delivered both the Sasuke Special and a Shooting Stress within the first 30 seconds of the match. They went about 20 minutes and just beat the absolute hell out of each other, hitting every big or crazy move in their arsenals, and kicking out of everything. Just go watch it. It’s an incredible match. In the end Ospreay hit the Oscutter for a nearfall, and followed with Storm Breaker immediately to get the win.

— Ospreay got on the mic after the show and seemed to be in a weird mood. He said something like “I’m sorry I’m not Jushin Thunder Liger or X-Pac…” possibly referring to the reactions they got, even though he basically killed himself in the main event. He talked about how his mental health has been terrible for awhile now, but coming back to the U.S. and wrestling these kinds of matches are the best therapy in the world, and thanked the fans. He put Bandido over huge and joked that it was annoying that Bandido was somehow younger than him, and already just as good. Bandido then closed out the night cutting a promo in Spanish, and thanked the fans in English. Everyone threw money into the ring and Ospreay walked off, letting his opponent collect it all.

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