Ever since brothers Mark and Jay Briscoe won the tag belts, they’ve defended them against tough teams like Alex Zayne & Blake Christian and Brody King & PCO. For months, they’ve said they’d be open to challenge anyone at any time. The Briscoes entered to cheers, but the crowd was clearly anticipating their challengers. The first entrant was the “The Bulldozer” Matt Tramont, as the crowd cheers for the return of the H2O wrestling founder and Grandslam winner of Tournament of Death, Masters of Pain, and the King of the Deathmatch. Then, a gong goes off, “For Whom The Bell Tolls” starts playing, and the stadium erupts in what can only be described as hero worship. Nick Gage, the ace of GCW, returned from his injury to compete for the belts alongside Tramont. The crowd swarmed Nick Gage, giving him hugs, fist bumps, and selfies, and Gage loved every second of it, celebrating his return lunging into the crowd.
The match started with Gage immediately spearing Jay through a table while Matt Traimont exchanged strikes with Mark Briscoe, knocking him out of the ring. The Briscoes threw chairs and doors into the ring as Jay and Tremont exchanged chair shots. Meanwhile, Mark and Gage took two halves of a smashed door and bashed each other in the head. Gage took Mark off his feet, bringing him down with a DDT. As Gage looks like he’s gonna use his signature pizza cuter weapon, Jay threw a chair at Gage, bringing him to the ground. Mark lept off a chair over the top ropes, sending Matt Tramont through a door.
The Briscoes seemed to have the upper hand as the ring was riddled with chairs and doors. The crowd cheered Gage on, shouting “MDK” at the top of their lungs, but Mark sent Gage through a door with a flying elbow. Tramont got back in the ring, exchanging stiff elbows with Jay Briscoe. Mark and Gage climbed to the top turnbuckle as Gage delivered a hard-hitting top rope piledriver. He followed that with a devastating choakbreaker, bringing Mark Briscoe to the ground for the three counts, winning the belts for himself and Matt Tramont.
The match was short, surprisingly short. Jay Briscoe revealed on Twitter the match was cut short due to time restraints with the PPV. It was disappointing, and I hope they handle their pacing better next time. While I would’ve wanted a longer match, it was still as hard-hitting and wild as a match like this should’ve been. The Briscoes looked incredibly strong in this fight against the deathmatch legends. Nick Gage closes out the night, giving a heartfelt speech to the crowd about how hard he worked on himself to get back into the ring. The GCW locker room gathered together in the ring to send off the crowd and wish them a good night, and heartwarming note to end an incredibly fun and passionate show.
The replay of The Wrld on GCW is available on FiteTV here