THE GRUDGE MATCH
‘The Child Star’ Taylor King vs Gorgeous Garry
WHY TAYLOR WILL WIN: Let’s be frank… Taylor King is a dickhead. There are absolutely no bones about it, he is a straight up, 100% A-grade dickhead. But the problem is he’s actually a very, very good professional wrestler. He is clean in the ring, entertaining as hell, and has a knack for self-preservation. These traits make him far more of a threat than he may first appear. The reality is that King is actually bigger, stronger, more athletic, and just overall better than Gorgeous Garry. It’s a harsh and difficult truth to swallow, but that’s the reality of this match. On top of that, he also has a 3/1 advantage thanks to the Taylor King Taskforce. Because of all these things, I believe King will score the win and start to climb the ladder of EPW, perhaps setting his sights on the Coastal Championship down the line.
WHY GARRY WILL WIN: The major advantage Garry has over King is his smarts. Garry is no mug and will be well aware of all Taylor’s advantages, both tangible and intangible. Garry will be expecting the Taskforce to stick their noses in, and I believe he’ll be ready with a plan should this happen. It’s also easy to forget that Gary has a huge experience advantage over King, which will no doubt serve him extremely well. If the Gorgeous One can mitigate the Taskforce and stay focused while King is busy riling up the crowd or losing his cool, I think he could pick up a big victory.
ODDS: King $1.65 / Gary $2.25
PREDICTION: I actually find this really tough to predict. The reality is there are so many paths this match could go down and I couldn’t even begin to guess where it’s all headed. Will it be a slugfest? If so, King will win. Will it be a battle of wits? If so, Garry will win. Will the Taskforce get heavily involved? If so, once again, King will win. Will King get too cocky with the Taskforce in his corner and not take Garry seriously? Again, Garry will win. The reality of it is, the most likely of these is probably the last one. Taylor King is as cocky a human being, as we’ve all seen in an EPW ring, but he’s yet to learn cockiness is only fine when you respect your opponent. It has cost him more than a few wins in his short career and I believe it will cost him again at Evolution.
RESULT: Garry to win by pinfall in 7 minutes.
Photos thanks to Pix Photography.