30 in 30 Reborn: BWW’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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The full Big West Wrestling (BWW) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about BWW’s Youtube channel:

Number of videos: 11

Frequency new videos are added: The folks at BWW have not added any new videos in over a year. The busiest the channel ever got was in January 2013 when four videos were uploaded that month.

Frequency full shows are added: Three full shows of Big West TV are on this channel, each of which runs around half an hour. All of these shows were added about two years ago.

Total views of the most popular video: 1,700

BWW’s YouTube channel features a very small collection of full matches and Big West TV shows. However, even given this limited amount they still manage to have former WWE Attitude Era star Gangrel prominently featured. This leaves me to believe that Gangrel may just be the most well traveled Attitude Era performer still working the indies. Anyway, the footage is all from the company’s shows, which have taken place since the promotion was founded in 2011 in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Footage is shot on one camera that is a little low in quality if you’re used to bigger indies. Although the venues are well lit and it is easy to follow everything. Not all of the clips have commentary, but the full shows do. There is also a small selection of promos such as this one by then BWW Television Championship holder, Kyle Sebastian. The promotion is still running as far as I can tell (though the last show was in January) so there is always the possibility more content could be added.

A recommended clip:

Gangrel vs. Kyle Sebastian

Gangrel has always been a bit of a brawler so it is unsurprising that as he gets older (he was 43 when this match took place) a lot of his move set and skills have stayed in place. Brawlers have it good like that in that unlike some types of wrestlers (perhaps most noticeably high flyers) they can work the same style for years and years.

With that said it goes without saying that there is some striking, but to make the show a little different some comedy is thrown in. The funniest spot of the match has to be when Gangrel starts banging his opponent Kyle Sebastian’s head into a turnbuckle then lets go. Instead of stopping Sebastian keeps pounding his own head into the turnbuckle. It kind of reminds me of that infamous Scott Steiner/Christian gif, but done intentionally and for laughs.

Sebastian may have the gimmick of a pompous jackass, but he is a wrestler after all so he doesn’t spend the whole match just pounding his head into a turnbuckle. Instead he is soon fighting with Gangrel outside of the ring and pounds the old vampire’s head against a chair multiple times. Sebastian then pulls out the standard heel trick of clamping on a chinlock, which gets a Gangrel chant started.

Sebastian grows desperate when Gangrel makes his comeback and hits the former leader of The Brood with a plaque of all things. This doesn’t kill Gangrel’s spirit though and instead the clip ends with Gangrel having a smile on his face.



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