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Recap from TJ Hawke:
The angle is that Charlie Cash has a mystery opponent to challenge Kyle Matthews for his Rampage Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Championship.
The mystery opponent is in fact Gallows with a mask on, and the commentators appeared to not know who he was. Charlie Cash was in Gallow’s corner. Early on, Gallows punched like Kane early on, and the commentators acted like those punches were a clue. Well, Gallows did play the fake Kane. Gallows pulled out a chair early on, but Matthews avoided a chair shot and then used the chair against Gallows. Matthews went for a middle rope dive, but Gallows caught him with a big boot. Gallows started to work him over after that. Gallows used a chair to choke Matthews. Matthews got a hold of the chair and shoved it repeatedly in Gallow’s ribs. Matthews locked in a sleeper. Gallows escaped and hit a sidewalk slam (IS IT THE REAL KANE?) on a chair. Gallows used the chair to hit Matthews in the throat. Gallows then whacked him in the back. Matthews made another comeback, and he hit a slingshot plancha. Matthews threw the chair into Gallows’s face. Matthews then threw Gallows’s face into a chair. Matthews followed that up with a missile dropkick and a frogsplash: 1…2…NO! Charlie Cash got on the apron and tried to punch Matthews with a chain, but Matthews knocked him off the apron. Gallows then caught Matthews with a sit-out powerbomb: 1…2…3!
Gallows finally unmasked to reveal himself. He is the new Rampage Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion.
This was a damn fine brawl, and the angle of the mystery champion (while a little goofy in theory) was pretty cool in execution. As always though, the problem with RPW matches is the crowd heat, or lack there of. I don’t know why, but it seems like every single RPW match that I’ve seen gets little to no response from the crowd. Maybe they should offer free beer?
Match Rating: ***1/4