Full match results from May 19, 2018 #PPW197 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
SINGLES MATCH –
“THE HUNK WITH THE TREE TRUNKS” CHASE GOSLING DEF. ZERO 2 BY WAY OF PIN FALL
With their much anticipated grudge match looming, both Chase Gosling and Ronny Metro were given an opportunity to sharpen their skills before their clash. In the opening contest, Chase Gosling took on Zero 2 who, shockingly, had been left to fend for himself by Connor Corr who exited the ringside area before the bell to prepare for his own upcoming match. Without the numbers advantage, Zero 2 proved to be no match for the former two-time PPW Champion as Chase delivered a running leg lariat and dropped his 250 pound frame across Zero 2’s sternum for a moral victory before meeting up with Ronny later in the evening.
SINGLES MATCH –
RONNY METRO DEF. JAMIE GARZA BY WAY OF PIN FALL
With his opponent picking up some momentum in the prior match, former PPW Champion Ronny Metro looked to pick up a good amount of steam himself before his match with Chase. In his way, though, was Jamie Garza who recently returned to action in PPW after a six month absence and has been looking to re-stake a claim among the other young talents from the Premier Academy. Despite Jamie’s eagerness to prove himself, the self-proclaimed “God,” Ronny Metro, showed why he is a former two-time PPW Champion and scored the pin fall after a slingshot splash over the top rope knocked the wind out of Jamie long enough for the referee to make the count. With both Ronny and Chase now having a win under their belts going into their match, the Premier Planet anxiously awaited the clash between the two former Dirty Boys.
TRIPLE THREAT MATCH –
CONNOR CORR DEF. “NOT BAD” CHAD AND ZERO 3 BY WAY OF PIN FALL
It came as no surprise that when two partners in Connor Corr and Zero 3 were placed in a triple threat, the match began as more of a handicap match as the two worked in tandem to beat down a Premier Planet favorite, “Not Bad” Chad, but when it came time to decide a winner, Connor and Zero’s true natures showed and, eventually, the two began taking the fight to each other, both wanting to be the one to have his hand raised. For a time, this allowed Chad to take advantage and he utilized the rift between his opponents to take control of the match, but in a moment of confusion, Chad let his guard down which allowed Connor to sneak in and roll him up for the pin fall.
SINGLES MATCH –
ANAKIN DEF. LEVI BY WAY OF PIN FALL
After picking up the pin in the Something-to-Prove Challenge one week ago, Academy standout, Levi, earned himself a one-on-one match against another young and hungry competitor, Anakin. While Anakin had the clear advantage in experience, Levi was not about to let that stop him from trying to prove he deserves to be on the main roster in PPW. While Levi did indeed live up to his reputation as a standout, Anakin’s big match experience and clashes with some of the top names in PPW have taught him many lessons along the way and he used those lessons to full effect when Levi had him propped up on his shoulders, perhaps looking for an electric chair drop or something of that nature, and Anakin was able to pull momentum forward to roll through and hook Levi’s legs for the pin fall. After the match, however, Anakin showed a tremendous amount of sportsmanship and publicly acknowledged Levi’s efforts in the middle of the ring, but there was one person in the back who took issue with the showing of good sportsmanship: Sem Sei.
IMPROMPTU SINGLES MATCH –
ANAKIN DEF. SEM SEI BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Openly mocking Anakin’s acknowledgement of Levi after their match, Sem Sei was all too happy to get under Anakin’s skin and it didn’t take long for him to push Anakin over the edge. Enraged by Sem’s behavior, Anakin demanded a match with Sem right then and there. The match was granted and the two former friends, now bitter rivals, locked horns in the ring. With Anakin already fatigued from having competed in the prior match, Sem took advantage, but despite having already gone through a match, Anakin still showed plenty of life and was able to fight off Sem’s offense until Iniestra crept down to ringside and, with the referee having been taken out of the equation due to being in the wrong place at the wrong time and taking a splash in the corner, struck Anakin in the back with a kendo stick, incapacitating Anakin long enough for the referee to regain consciousness and for Sem to steal the pin fall. The celebration was short-lived, however. Having been watching from the locker room, Levi came to the ring and informed the referee of what had taken place which lead to the referee reversing the decision and awarding the match to Anakin by way of disqualification. Because of the turn of events, Sem has demanded a one-on-one match against Levi this coming Saturday at #PPW198.
SINGLES MATCH –
“THE HUNK WITH THE TREE TRUNKS” CHASE GOSLING DEF. RONNY METRO BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Each with a win already under their belts for the evening, the self-proclaimed “Original Dirty Boy,” Chase Gosling, and the self-proclaimed “God,” Ronny Metro, now set their sights on each other and, with bitterness boiling between them ever since the implosion of the Dirty Boys Club several months ago, neither was prepared to offer any quarter to the other. The match was an intense showcase of not just strength and agility, but wit as well with both trying to not just outwrestle each other, but outthink each other given their long history and familiarity with each other. In the end, Chase would end up getting a pin on Ronny, but Ronny was not about to let Chase have the last laugh and immediately assaulted Chase in the ring, exiting only when he felt enough damage had been inflicted and Chase was left in a pile in the ring.
PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH –
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA VS. “THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE” MATT VINE (C) THROWN OUT DUE TO OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE
When Iniestra stuck his nose in Matt Vine’s match at #PPW196: Now or Never, he found himself not putting out a challenge, but being issued a challenge by the champion for a championship match at #PPW197. Not about to let such an opportunity pass him by, Iniestra, a former champion in his own right, saw this as his opportunity to regain the gold and prove all of the “racists” wrong in the process. It was agility vs. strength in this contest as Iniestra attempted to offset Matt’s balance through the use of quick arial maneuvers while Matt attempted to ground his opponent through the use of brute force. Iniestra came very close on numerous occasions to ending Matt’s record-setting fourth reign as PPW Champion just one week in, but there was no quit in Matt as he fought back from everything Iniestra threw at him, eventually regaining the edge, but just as Matt had Iniestra covered for what may very well have been the deciding pin, Ronny Metro stormed the ring, breaking up the count and forcing the referee to throw the match out. Seeing this from the monitor in the locker room, Chase Gosling quickly followed in hot pursuit of Ronny, pulling him off of Matt and isolating him into one corner while Iniestra and Matt fought in another. When order had finally been restored, Premier COO Randy Ricci announced that this coming Saturday there will be a four corners match for the PPW World Heavyweight Championship with the champion, Matt Vine, defending his title against Iniestra, Ronny Metro, and Chase Gosling!
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