Full match results from August 11, 2018 #PPW211 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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ANAKIN DEF. KIM CHEE BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Before tangling with arch rival, Iniestra, later in the evening, young hotshot, Anakin, stepped into the ring to go one-on-one with the crafty Kim Chee who, in trademark fashion, took numerous liberties with the rule book, but was nevertheless unsuccessful in subduing Anakin who delivered an impressive swanton bomb from the top rope to pull of a pin fall victory.
“IRISH” ANDY ANDERSON DEF. ZERO 1 BY WAY OF PIN FALL
It was the unenviable task of of “Camp Connor” member, Zero 1, to face off against Premier Pro Wrestling’s longest standing veteran, the eccentric fan favorite, Andy Anderson. Knowing he was severely outmatched in experience, Zero 1 took liberties with the rules to try and overcome his unorthodox opponent, but found himself trapped in a tree of woe where Andy delivered a rear ended splash followed immediately by an Andybomb out of the corner which was all it took to finally put the masked man down for the three count.
SEM SEI DEF. JOSE ACOSTA BY WAY OF PIN FALL
In recent weeks, Iniestra and Sem Sei, have targeted Academy standout and, Jose Acosta, labelling him a traitor and even a racist for siding with their current arch rival, Anakin. When Iniestra and Sem walked away with a victory in a tag team match between the four at #PPW210, two singles matches were made for #PPW211, the first of which pitted Sem against Jose. Once the bell rang, it looked as though Sem was going to try to get on Jose’s good side by offering up and apology and an extended hand, but as Jose contemplated whether or not to accept, Sem revealed his true intentions and gave Jose a hard slap across the cheek and the match was on. The will of both men to prove himself over the other led to an exciting contest which went for over twenty minutes before Jose gave Sem a split second opening, at which point Sem was able to deliver an axe kick to the back of Jose’s neck, stunning him and giving Sem the time he needed to put Jose down for the three count.
LA TARANTULA DEF. ZERO 3 (W/ CONNOR CORR) BY WAY OF PIN FALL
With “Connest” Connor Corr at ringside, the odds were stacked against La Tarantula who now had to divide his attention in two places to keep an eye on both his opponent, Zero 3, and Connor watching from the outside. For a time, it seemed as though Connor might prove to be the added leverage Zero 3 would need to steal a victory from La Tarantula, but Tarantula had a few tricks of his own up his sleeve. As Tarantula went on the offense, Connor grabbed his ankles and tripped him, unseen by the referee, and it appeared as if Zero 3 might capitalize, but Tarantula was able to reverse Zero 3’s attempts and delivered an impressive northern lights suplex to gain the pin fall.
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA VS. ANAKIN ENDS IN A DOUBLE COUNT-OUT
With Sem Sei victorious over Jose Acosta earlier in the evening, it was now up to young Anakin to even the score when he squared off against former PPW World Heavyweight Champion and the 2017 Challenge Pro Cup Champion, Iniestra. With both evenly matched in mat technique and agility, the two traded the offense at an even pace throughout the match and treated the Premier Planet to an impressive showcase until both men found themselves outside the ring where both struggled to prevent the other from getting back into the ring before the ten count and, because of this struggle, neither was able to get back in before the referee called for the bell and ruled the match a double count-out. However, before leaving back through the curtain to hit the showers, Anakin could be heard emphatically reminding his opponent, “You couldn’t beat me,” letting Iniestra know that the issues between the two are far from settled.
TAG TEAM MATCH
SKYE BLUE & “NOT BAD” CHAD DEF. “CONNEST” CONNOR CORR & ZERO 2 BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Sporting some rather unorthodox ring attire which he declared to be “high fashion,” “Connest” Connor Corr was out to make an example of bitter rival, Skye Blue, and brought Zero 2 to assist him in the task, but Skye was not without a partner of her own. After being assaulted by Connor and Zero 2 one week earlier, “Not Bad” Chad was out for payback of his own. In trademark fashion, Connor and Zero 2 did all they could to isolate Skye and Chad from each other by frequently distracting the referee and opening up opportunities for double teams, but when all four ended up in the ring at the same time, there would be no quarter given. Having now isolated Connor and Zero 2 from each other in opposite corners of the ring, Skye and Chad each rolled up a member of the opposing team with Chad rolling up Zero 2 and Skye rolling up Connor and both men’s shoulders were counted down in tandem, leaving Connor and Zero 2 heading to the back to lick their wounds while Chad and Skye celebrated their teamwork in the ring.
PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
“THE HUNK WITH THE TREE TRUNKS” CHASE GOSLING DEF. “THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE” MATT VINE (C) BY WAY OF PIN FALL
After retaining his championship due to controversy at #PPW210, Matt Vine would again have to put his record-setting fourth reign on the line against the number one contender, the 2018 Challenge Pro Cup Champion and two-time PPW Champion in his own right, Chase Gosling. Like two gladiators fighting for their very lives inside the Roman Colosseum, the two men gave their all to be the one to walk out hoisting the gold over his head and both came within mere inches on numerous occasions, throwing everything in his arsenal at the other, but each time one would go for a pin or submission, the other would deny him the glory. With only fumes left in their tanks, both Matt and Chase put in one final effort to put the other one away and that was when Chase, capitalizing on an opening, delivered a running leg lariat, dropping his 250 pound frame across Matt’s chest which gave Chase all he needed and Matt’s record-setting reign as PPW World Champion was ended as the new champion, Chase Gosling, was crowned, having the belt put over his shoulder by the former champion who, despite a crushing defeat, showed tremendous humility in passing the torch to the new face of Premier Pro Wrestling.
A big congratulations go out to the new champion, Chase Gosling, as well as a well-deserved round of applause for the former champion, Matt Vine, for both his record-setting reign as champion and his display of sportsmanship after losing the title. Matt will have an opportunity to get back in the title hunt this Saturday night at #PPW212, but he must get through not one, not two, but three other men when he squares off against Iniestra, Sem Sei, and Anakin in a four corners match for the number one contendership. As for Chase, the new champion will have his hands full when he faces his — both figuratively and literally — biggest challenger to date, because his opponent this coming Saturday is none other than the 6’5” 270lb Pro Wrestling NOAH star, Jay Bradley.
BUY TICKETS for #PPW212 Saturday August 18th, 7:30pm belltime, 1230 Davis Road in Woodstock, IL.