Full match results from May 5, 2018 #PPW194 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
SINGLES MATCH –
ANAKIN DEF. LEVI BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Opening the evening’s lineup was an exciting clash between two of PPW’s youngest talents, Anakin and a student from the Premier Academy who made his debut one week ago, a young man by the name of Levi. Levi may have been at a disadvantage in the experience factor, but he showed off just how much of a diligent student he has proven to be by giving Anakin a run for his money and nearly pinning him on several occasions, but Anakin showed off his quick thinking and reflexes and was able to deliver a backflip inverted DDT to pin Levi and take the victory, though Anakin showed good sportsmanship by making sure he publicly congratulated Levi on a hard fought matchup before heading for the locker room.
SINGLES MATCH –
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA DEF. LA TARANTULA BY WAY OF PIN FALL
In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, it was only fitting that two of PPW’s most recognizable Mexican-American competitors squared off in the ring when Iniestra took on La Tarantula who went into the match still searching for that crucial first win in PPW. While Iniestra may have been caught off guard by La Tarantula’s offense which the masked luchador has been sharpening week after week at the Premier Academy, Iniestra was able to stop his momentum and execute a sunset flip powerbomb for the pin, extending La Tarantula’s quest for his first victory by another week.
SINGLES MATCH –
CONNOR CORR (W/ ZERO 2) DEF. “NOT BAD” CHAD BY WAY OF PIN FALL
After missing a week of action, Connor Corr returned to the Premier Studio looking to continue spreading his message of what he considers equality, but in his way was charismatic upstart “Not Bad” Chad who has been delighting the Premier Planet with his combination of dance moves and in-ring tenacity since his debut a number of weeks ago. The X factor in this match, however, was the presence of Zero 2 in Connor’s corner and, after throwing Chad to the outside, Connor distracted the referee which allowed Zero 2 time to interfere and put the boots to Chad before tossing him back into the ring where Connor took advantage and picked up a pin fall victory.
SINGLES MATCH –
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA (W/ SEM SEI) VS. ANAKIN (W/ CHASE GOSLING) ENDS IN A DOUBLE COUNT OUT
Due to injuries sustained in their tag team match at PPW #193, Sem Sei and Chase Gosling were not medically cleared to compete in their scheduled tag team match, but that didn’t mean the rivalry between Sem & Iniestra and Chase & Anakin was going to be put on hold. Still able to compete, Iniestra and Anakin went one-on-one with Sem and Chase both in their respective partner’s corner. With both Iniestra and Anakin being very agile and willing to take their share of risks, the match was an exciting fast-paced contest which saw both competitors come so close to defeating the other on several occasions. Feeling the pressure of the situation, Sem attempted to give an assist to Iniestra by utilizing the kendo stick he has become known to keep handy, but Chase was not about to let Sem and Iniestra get away with such tactics and snatched the kendo stick from Sem’s hands before Sem could deliver a blow to Anakin on the outside. Now without their weapon, Iniestra and Sem made a dash for the locker room with Anakin and Chase in hot pursuit, all the while the referee had been counting inside the ring and, at the count of ten, ruled the match a double count out. While Chase and Sem might be on the shelf for the time being, there is no denying that, when both return to fighting shape, the war between these four men will be more intense than ever.
SINGLES MATCH –
ZERO 2 (W/ ZERO 3 & CONNOR CORR) DEF. “IRISH” ANDY ANDERSON BY WAY OF PIN FALL
After being granted time off from last Saturday’s studio taping to embark on a meditation and revitalization retreat with their spokesman, Connor Corr, Zero 2 and Zero 3 returned to action at PPW #194, but had no easy task ahead of them. First up was Zero 2 who faced an unenviable opponent in Andy Anderson, but while Zero 2 absorbed the majority of punishment throughout the match, the Zeroes were not sunk. After Andy delivered an Andybomb to Zero 2, he attempted to pin him face down and as Andy argued with the referee over the rules, the Zeroes made a switch behind the referee’s back and the ruse allowed Zero 3, believed by the referee to still be Zero 2, to roll Andy up with a small package and steal a victory.
SINGLES MATCH –
ZERO 3 (W/ ZERO 2 & CONNOR CORR) VS. “THE SCIENCE” MARCUS SMITH ENDS IN A NO CONTEST DUE TO OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE
With one win under their belts for the evening, it was now Zero 3’s turn to get in the ring and his opponent was the returning Marcus “The Science” Smith. In a few moments of deja vu, the Zeroes utilized distractions toward the referee to trade places back and forth to gain an unfair advantage, that was until Andy Anderson stormed the ring. With Andy’s outside interference and the feeling that the Zeroes had been switching in and out (though he could not catch them red handed), the referee made the call to end the match and rule a no contest. Randy Ricci then announced that, in order to level the playing field, there would be a tag team match between the teams of Zero 2 & Zero 3 and Andy Anderson & Marcus Smith.
TAG TEAM MATCH –
“THE SCIENCE” MARCUS SMITH & “IRISH” ANDY ANDERSON DEF. ZERO 2 & ZERO 3 (W/ CONNOR CORR) BY WAY OF PIN FALL
While the Zeroes may have snuck away with a victory against Andy Anderson and narrowly avoided defeat against Marcus Smith, they now found themselves face-to-face with both and neither Andy or Marcus were in any mood to play games after back-to-back injustices. Despite having had their share of differences in the past (to say the least), Andy and Marcus gelled instantly in the ring and made short work of the Zeroes, both sealing the deal with two simultaneous Andybombs in opposite corners of the ring and both making a cover for the pin.
PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH –
RONNY METRO (C) VS. “THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE” MATT VINE ENDS IN A NO CONTEST (RONNY RETAINS)
After several back-to-back weeks of sneaking away with his title reign in tact, PPW World Heavyweight Champion, Ronny Metro, was not about to be given the easy way out by Premier officials and was ordered to again defend his title against former three time champion, Matt Vine. With the animosity between them now at its boiling point, the two engaged in an exciting showcase of power, agility, and mat wrestling, both coming so close to claiming victory on so many occasions, but when a misguided spear from Matt Vine temporarily took the referee out of the equation, all hell broke loose. With no one to enforce the rules, Ronny and Matt turned the match into a fight and, instead of throwing dropkicks and clotheslines, were now throwing fists. With all control lost, it took the majority of the Premier roster to finally pry Ronny and Matt apart. With both men finally subdued, Premier COO Randy Ricci announced that he had grown sick and tired of not having a clear cut winner between the two and made a groundbreaking announcement that there will be two studio tapings this coming Friday and Saturday — an occasion that has been dubbed “Now or Never.” Randy then announced that, on Friday night, there will be one more match between Ronny and Matt, only this time there will be no count outs and no disqualifications. The only way to win will be through pin fall or submission which means we will have a clear cut winner and PPW World Heavyweight Champion by night’s end. Also taking place Friday and Saturday will be a tournament to crown a new number one contender for the title. The tournament will kick off on Friday night with the return of the Something to Prove Challenge where students from the Premier Academy, along with a few more familiar faces, will compete in a tournament of their own to earn a place in the number one contenders tournament which will take place the following night on Saturday. Awaiting the tournament winners will be Anakin and Iniestra who, due to their now established status as veterans, have been granted a bye and are both hungry for another chance at the gold. The winners of those matches will then face each other one-on-one to crown a new number one contender and that person will not have to wait a week to face the champion, because that title match will take place on the very same night! Can Matt Vine finally dethrone Ronny Metro and claim a record fourth reign as PPW World Heavyweight Champion and, with an opportunity at the title in front of them, will one of the young hungry talents from the Premier Academy rise to the occasion and defy the odds to grab the brass ring? Join us this Friday and Saturday to see it all go down at #PPW195 Now or Never!
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