by Daniel Johnson
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The full Fight Club Finland (FCF) YouTube channel can be found here.
Here are the facts about FCF’s Youtube channel:
Number of videos: 143
Frequency new videos are added: On average new videos are added roughly twice a week, but usually this happens in spurts. Some weeks won’t have any new videos added while others will have several.
Frequency full shows are added: No full shows have been added to date, but it is still possible.
Total views of the most popular video: 8.611
European wrestling fans rejoice! More specifically, European wrestling fans rejoice who only speak English and never thought they’d be able to enjoy European wrestling on the mainland European continent. You are a small group I know, but hopefully one that will appreciate this post. FCF is a significant European promotion that as the name may clue you in runs out of Finland. “How significant are they?” You may ask. Well, there official website is just Wrestling.fi. How metal is that? It is even more badass when you realize their actual online home is Fightclubfinland.fi and Wrestling.fi just redirects to it. That’s right, this promotion conquered the word, “wrestling” like a group of hell bringing vikings. Then again what else could we expect from the country that brought us this? Getting into the actual YouTube channel you’d almost think by watching promos by guys with names like Cannonball Grizzly that this was just a southern promotion in the United States with all the Finnish stuff being some odd marketing ploy. However, then there are videos by guys like Kristian Kurki, which shows this is clearly not the case. To sum it up this is just an awesome, awesome channel, with quality footage, decent matches and English commentary!
A recommended clip:
StarBuck vs. El Excentrico
The commentator for this match sounds just slightly reminiscent of Yosemite Sam. He doesn’t draw a line to declare who is face and who is heel, but El Excentrico says hi to his mom before the match and StarBuck comes out to “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor so let’s just say they are both faces. The two feel each other out for a while before StarBuck hits a shoulder block and then puts some elbows to El Excentrico. Excentrico is the first to try a move from the ropes, but misses huge when attempting a cross body. Yosemite Sam randomly mentions that the obviously Canadian StarBuck trained with Lance Storm as StarBuck is about to hit a butterfly suplex. With training from Storm though one would think StarBuck would have a little more variation as he soon goes right back to giving elbows including one from the second rope.
As the match reaches its climax, Yosemite Sam says that Excentrico has to man up. Excentrico somehow hears this despite the commentary obviously being recorded long after the match. Excentrico hits a cross body, flying head scissors and even catches StarBuck off the ropes with a dropkick. Excentrico goes back up top, delivers a leg drop, but then gets his head planted by StarBuck into a turnbuckle. From there, StarBuck crushes Excentrico’s head with a piledriver and it is all over.
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