Best of the West (BOTW) had already made the major announcement that All Elite Wrestling’s SoCal Uncensored (SCU) would be competing at the 3rd Anniversary Show on March 16th and now we know their opponent. SCU’s Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian (formerly known as The Addiction) will challenge the BOTW Champions One Percent (Royce Isaacs & Jorel Nelson) for all the marbles St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
Watching Daniels and Kaz makes one see how wonderful tag team wrestling can be. They put the emphasis on TEAM. They’re in-ring work is seamless, as each man knows what the other is thinking. One of the greatest tag teams of all time is the two-time Ring of Honor and two-time TNA/IMPACTWrestling Tag team Champions. They’ve competed against AJ Styles & Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe & Nick Aldis (Magnus), War Raiders (Hanson & Rowe), Young Bucks ( Matt & Nick Jackson), Future Shock (Adam Cole & Kyle O’ Reilly), and reDragon (Bobby Fish & Kyle O’Reilly). They want to win BotW Tag Gold, but they’ve come to Fresno to beat One Percent.
Isaacs and Nelson are the hottest tag team quite possibly in the entire country. Since November the pair has won titles northwest in Seattle, California’s Central Valley, and regained them in Southern Nevada. These guys work very well together with the strength and force of Isaacs to the gracefulness and speed of Nelson. They do a terrific job working off one another setting up crisp, well-executed double-teams. Nelson is adept and getting to the top turnbuckle and delivering finishing elbows or Springboard Cutters after Isaacs delivers Hush Money. This could be the biggest fight of One Percent’s career, but based on their recent success it doesn’t matter who gets in the ring with them.
This tag team contest could Main Event anywhere in the country and Best of the West has done a terrific job booking this highly anticipated bout. With the Young Bucks living nearby, could we see another AEW Invasion?