Full match results from June 23, 2018 #PPW203 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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SINGLES MATCH –
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA DEF. LA TARANTULA BY WAY OF PIN FALL
In the evening’s opening contest, La Tarantula was given an opportunity to reach a new stepping stone when he was placed in one-on-one action against former PPW World Heavyweight Champion, Iniestra. La Tarantula put in a valiant effort, coming so close to picking up a big moral victory on several occasions, but Iniestra crushed those hopes with a sunset powerbomb over the top rope and earned himself a moral victory before heading into his tag team match against Chase Gosling and a mystery partner whose identity had yet to be revealed.
SINGLES MATCH –
“THE SCIENCE” MARCUS SMITH DEF. ARIES BY WAY OF PIN FALL
While awaiting the arrival of his opponent, Marcus Smith, as customary, attempted to tickle the funny bones of the Premier Planet by telling a joke, but when the Premier Planet did not LOL to Marcus’ satisfaction, he began verbally tearing into them and promising to make a joke out of his opponent, the debuting student fresh out of the Premier Academy — an individual known only as Aries. Despite Marcus’ assumptions, however, Aries would not be turned his punchline so easily and, utilizing the skills he acquired in the Premier Academy, put up a much tougher struggle than Marcus had expected, but Marcus was too experienced for the newcomer and sealed Aries’ fate with a clutch slam.
SINGLES MATCH –
CONNOR CORR DEF. JOSE ACOSTA BY WAY OF PIN FALL
With his stock steadily rising in PPW, Premier Academy standout, Jose Acosta, was still in search of that crucial first win in the ring, but his opponent was no stranger to trying to work around the rulebook. So self-proclaimed egalitarian, Connor Corr, although he claims to be about sportsmanship, was not about to be shown up by a rookie and, perhaps feeling his chances of winning slipping away, decided to take the easy route by catching Jose in a small package and grabbing a handful of Jose’s tights while the referee made the three count.
SINGLES MATCH –
SKYE BLUE DEF. ZERO 3 BY WAY OF PIN FALL
The burning question on everyone’s mind going into the next contest was whether or not Connor would finally step up and answer Skye Blue’s challenge from two weeks prior at #PPW200? The answer came as Connor, fresh off of his match against Jose Acosta, came to ringside and announced that, according to him, it would have been unfair to his “many” fans for him to have to compete twice in the same night. Therefore, just as he had done at the previous two tapings, Connor offered Skye a “consolation prize,” this time in the form of Zero 3 who Connor had dubbed his brightest and most promising protege. Zero 3 proved to be an even tougher challenge for Skye than Zero 1 and Zero 2 had been in her previous matches and it seemed as though he was not only out to beat her, but to put her back on the shelf as he targeted Skye’s lower back, but Skye rallied and, with her agility on full display, she was able to trap Zero 3 in a pinning predicament and, arching her back across Zero 3’s legs into a bridge which gave her the leverage needed to pick up a hard fought victory. Now the question stands. Will Connor finally step up and face Skye or will the self-proclaimed egalitarian find a new way to avoid his long-time rival?
TAG TEAM MATCH –
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA & SEM SEI DEF. “THE HUNK WITH THE TREE TRUNKS” CHASE GOSLING & A MYSTERY PARTNER
Picking up their bitter feud where it had left off prior to the number one contender tournament at #PPW202, Iniestra and Sem Sei were originally scheduled to face the team of Chase Gosling and Anakin, but thanks to a beatdown at the hands of Iniestra and Sem Sei, Anakin was left unable to compete, leaving Chase in need of a partner, but after claiming to have time travelled back to the Civil War where he supposedly formulated a strategy with General Ulysses S. Grant, Chase promised that he would not be alone against Iniestra and Sem and announced that a mystery partner would be revealed on the day of the match. Having been left in suspense all week, waiting to see who Chase’s partner would turn out to be, the Premier Planet finally got their revelation and Chase announced that his partner would be none other than “Irish” Andy Anderson! Delighted by the reunion of the two former Dirty Boys, the Premier Planet were firmly behind Chase and Andy as they attempted to settle the long-standing dispute with Iniestra and Sem and, after controlling the pace for the majority of the match, it seemed as though they would be successful, but when all four men found themselves in the ring together, things got chaotic and in the chaos Chase rolled up Sem while Iniestra rolled up Andy, both getting the three count, but it was Iniestra and Andy who had been the legal men in the match, meaning that Iniestra had scored the decisive pin for his team, much to the chagrin of Chase and Andy. However, Iniestra and Sem are not rid of Chase just yet and they have been put into a tag team match against Chase and his new partner, Premier Academy standout and the man who came within inches of winning the PPW World Heavyweight Championship, Levi this coming Saturday night.
PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH –
“THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE” MATT VINE (C) DEF. JAY BRADLEY BY WAY OF COUNT OUT
After suffering a demoralizing loss in a non-title match at #PPW201, four-time PPW Champion, Matt Vine, put out a challenge to the man who had defeated him, the 6’5” 275lb Pro Wrestling Noah star, Jay Bradley. This time, however, Vine was willing to put his most prized possession on the line in order to avenge his loss, that being the PPW World Heavyweight Championship. Having made good on his word in their previous encounter, Jay was more than willing to make another example out of Matt and take the throne of Premier Pro Wrestling in the process. Although he has been a champion of the people, even many of Matt’s most loyal fans in the Premier Planet were concerned that the champion was getting in over his head after what Jay had done to him in their previous encounter. Through sheer grit and determination, however, Matt was able to stay alive despite an onslaught of physical brutality from his much bigger opponent, though whenever Matt would rally, Jay seemed to come right back to cut off the momentum. The turning point came when both men, who had turned the ring into a war zone at this point, found themselves on the floor. As the referee counted, both struggled with every ounce of whatever fuel they had left to get back to their feet and get back into the ring before the ten count could be reached. At quite literally the last second, Matt was able to will himself under the bottom rope and back into the ring. Jay, however, was unable to do so and the referee called for the bell, awarding the match to Matt by way of a count out. Now having avenged his loss to Jay Bradley and retaining the PPW World Heavyweight Championship in the process, Matt Vine goes on to this Saturday at #PPW204 to defend his title against a new challenger, but the identity of that challenger remains unknown as a battle royal will determine a new number one contender, the winner of which will go on to a PPW World Heavyweight Championship match against Matt Vine that same night!
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