by Lewis Carlan
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Smash Wrestling TV Review – Episode 20
This week’s episode of Smash Wrestling TV included two matches – Well Oiled Machines – Braxton Sutter and Mike Rollins vs. TDT – Mathieu St Jacques and Thomas Dubois and in the main event – Tyson Dux defends the Smash Championship against Petey Williams.
Match 1 – The Well Oiled Machines (Braxton Sutter & Mike Rollins) vs. Tabarnak De Team (Mathieu St Jacques & Thomas Dubois)
Sutter and Rollins were in first followed by St Jacques and Dubois. As it’s their pre match ritual, Sutter and Rollins oiled each other up. The match itself was ok, nothing to write home about. TDT controlled early with a nice double team sequence and the Machines came back with double team sequence of their own for a near fall. As the match progressed, St Jacques ran Rollins into the outside corner post twice. TDT controlled the action for a bit until Rollins hit a crossbody onto both members of TDT. He made the hot tag and Sutter cleaned house and gained a near fall. The best sequence of the match was TDT hitting German Suplexes in stereo on the Machines followed by a double suicide dives onto the Machines to the outside. The end of the match occurred when a number of low blows were made causing the referee to disqualify both teams. This led to a pull apart brawl which security had to break up. This match never really got going in my opinion and as I wrote in the beginning, it’s not something I am going to write home about. It was definitely not a must see match.
Winner – Both teams disqualified.
Petey Williams cuts an in ring promo on Tyson Dux.
We get a video package for the matches featured in the next episode.
We get a terrific clip from Fight Network’s Adaptation as Tyson Dux talks about his relationship with Kevin Owens.
Match 2 – Tyson Dux (c) vs. Petey Williams for the Smash Wrestling Championship
I was very excited for this match because of the two very talented participants and I was not disappointed. We got a terrific main event with tremendous pro wrestling action. The match began with a feeling out process as both wrestlers exchanged holds as each tried to gain an early advantage. Williams hit the first big move of the match with a ‘Rana from the top rope followed by a dropkick to the back of Dux as he was draped over the ring ropes. Williams worked on Dux’s leg for a bit then applied the figure four. Dux got out of the submission hold and came back with a huge back body drop on Williams. Dux took control of the match and gained a near fall with a big bodyslam followed by a stiff kick to the back of Williams. As the match progressed, Williams hit a tilt a whirl Russian leg sweep then a flatliner on Dux which resulted in two near falls. Dux hit a cutter on Williams for a near fall of his own as the action really picked up. Williams hit a slingshot lungblower on Dux who returned the favor with a huge lariat clothesline on Williams. The two exchanged blows in the middle of the ring. Williams went for the Canadian Destroyer but Dux countered it with a Death Valley Driver for a near fall. Dux hit another Death Valley Driver on Williams into the corner then locked on a deep Boston Crab which forced Williams to tap out.
Winner and still Smash Wrestling Champion Tyson Dux!
This was simply a tremendous main event. Dux and Williams gave the fans more than their monies worth here. Tyson Dux IS a wrestling machine and has been Smash Champion for over a year and rightfully so. I hope he never loses the title as I can never grow tired of watching Tyson Dux matches.
Final Word- Overall another very good episode of Smash Wrestling. Even though the opener was not nearly as good as the main event, this episode still gets thumbs up from me. Smash Wrestling continues to deliver week in and week out and I hope Fight Network realizes that they hit a home run bringing Smash Wresting to their network.