Full match results from December 30, 2017 #PPW176 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
– SINGLES MATCH –
ANAKIN VS. SEM SEI ENDS IN A 30 MINUTE TIME LIMIT DRAW
After their match one week prior ended with a double count out, the two standouts from the Premier Academy were offered and granted a rematch to give both another opportunity to prove who is the better wrestler. Changing their strategies and slowing the pace from the week before to seemingly avoid the mishap that lead to their count out draw, Anakin and Sem took the fight to the mat and attempted to wear each other out in an exhibition of submission holds, but this strategy may have been their undoing as the clock ticked away and the two found themselves in a stalemate. With only minutes left on the clock, the situation became do-or-die for the two standouts and the pace quickly changed with both trying to get a quick fall on the other, but time was not on their side as the last second of the thirty minutes they were given expired, leading to a time limit draw. However, despite there being no winner, the two shared a handshake in the middle of the ring in a show of mutual respect for a hard fought match.
– NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS MATCH –
INIESTRA VS. CHASE GOSLING ENDS IN A 45 MINUTE TIME LIMIT DRAW
After a heated war of words earlier in the week, two former champions in Iniestra and Chase Gosling went to war to decide who would go into 2018 with a title shot at the first studio taping of the new year. The mind games started early with Chase toying with Iniestra in an attempt to throw off his focus which frustrated Iniestra to the point where he actually left the ringside area, but as the referee neared the count of ten, Iniestra made it back under the bottom rope to break the count, though he slipped right back out to regroup. When the referee turned his back for just a moment, Iniestra took advantage of the opportunity to execute a cheap shot and regain the edge, but Iniestra repeatedly tested the referee’s patience which frustrated him when he was caught trying to utilize dirty tricks which enabled Chase to seize control. The match eventually became a stalemate with neither man able to keep control as Chase’s strength was evenly matched with Iniestra’s agility and willingness to bend the rules to his favor. The stalemate continued into crunch time. As both men traded the advantage only to score near fall after near fall, the time limit ticked down to the last seconds as Iniestra covered Chase, but as the referee’s hand was on its way down for the three, the time limit expired and the bell rang, ending the match and leaving PPW without a number one contender.
– SINGLES MATCH –
“SHREDDING” CONNOR CORR DEF. SKYE BLUE BY WAY OF PIN FALL
With two straight weeks of victories under her belt going into PPW #176, Skye Blue was all confidence going into her match with Connor Corr who refused to play his guitar for the crowd for more than a moment (the downside of which the crowd could not see). An immediate offensive flurry from Skye sent Connor to the outside and, momentarily weighing his options, Connor decided to head for the locker room, but got back to the ring at the count of nine. Thanks to a few underhanded tactics, Connor was able to control a significant portion of the match, but Skye soon found herself with an opening and, in a throwback to their recent encounters, delivered a flying crossbody to her opponent, but Connor, who had apparently learned from his past mistakes, was able to roll through and, thanks to a handful of Skye’s trunks, pick up a tainted victory by way of pin fall.
– PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH –
“THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE” MATT VINE (C) DEF. RONNY “VERONICA” METRO BY WAY OF PIN FALL
New Years fireworks came early at the Premier Studio, because no word better describes the feud between number one contender, Ronny Metro, and PPW Champion, Matt Vine, better than “explosive.” The two barely made it through the announcement of champion and challenger before tearing into each other like two lions vying to be alpha male of the pride. Whatever Ronny threw at the champion, Matt threw it right back and vice versa until both were beaten into exhaustion and the clock wound down to the final minutes. With all the marbles at stake, both men sped up the pace and surprised each other several times over with quick pin attempts until Matt was able to execute a well placed backslide and keep Ronny’s shoulders down for the three count, retaining the title, but receiving a blindside sneak attack and top rope splash from a very bitter Ronny as a result. It took the arrival of Anakin, Sem Sei, and Skye Blue to help Matt back to his feet and give him the opportunity to celebrate going into 2018 still the Premier Pro Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion.
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