Full match results from August 18, 2018 #PPW212 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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“THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE” MATT VINE DEF. KIM CHEE BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Before heading into their four corners match for the number contendership later in the evening, all four participants were placed in one-on-one matches to add an extra twist to the big match. The first participant to compete was the man who, just one week ago, was dethroned as Premier Pro Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion, the four-time champ, Matt Vine, who took on the wily African, Kim Chee in a match that saw Kim Chee take numerous liberties with the rules in an effort to stall the former champion’s momentum on his way to try and reclaim his place as king of PPW, but an inverted swinging neck breaker put a stop to Kim Chee’s plans and Matt was able to pick up a moral win before the big four corners contest.
SEM SEI DEF. “IRISH” ANDY ANDERSON BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Some would say that Sem Sei drew the short straw in his one-on-one match, because his opponent turned out to be PPW’s longest standing veteran, the eccentric “Irish” Andy Anderson. For the majority of the match, it seemed like Andy might put a halt to Sem’s momentum going into the four corners match, but Sem, perhaps in a desperate attempt to avoid defeat, rolled Andy up and, thanks to help from the ropes, was able to pin the veteran and add to the winning streak of the four corners participants started by Matt Vine in the prior matchup.
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA DEF. JOSE ACOSTA BY WAY OF PIN FALL
After weeks of being labeled a traitor to his people, Premier Academy standout, Jose Acosta, was given an opportunity to get his hands on one of his accusers, Iniestra. Showcasing an ever increasing skill set being fine tuned by his training in the Academy, Jose came within inches of making Iniestra eat his own words, but dropped his guard for a mere fraction of a moment which allowed Iniestra to capitalize and deliver and sunset powerbomb to pick up the 1-2-3, which now made the four corners participants 3-0 for the night with one match to go.
ANAKIN DEF. “NOT BAD” CHAD BY WAY OF PIN FALL
The fourth and final four corners participant to compete in a one-on-one contest was PPW’s resident young hotshot, Anakin, who squared off against another favorite among the Premier Planet, “Not Bad” Chad. In a match which showcased both technical mat wrestling technique and arial offense, Chad and Anakin both put up an impressive fight, but when all was said and done it would be Anakin who walked away with the victory, delivering a swanton bomb off the top rope to pick up the pin, but Anakin would not leave before exchanging a sportsmanly handshake with Chad to congratulate him on a hard fought contest. With all four participants in the four corners number one contenders match victorious, the looming question was now over who would have enough steam left to go through the other three and be crowned next in line for a shot at the gold.
ZERO 1 (W/ “CONNEST” CONNOR CORR) DEF. SKYE BLUE BY WAY OF PIN FALL
After pinning her arch rival, “Connest” Connor Corr, in tag team action at #PPW211, Skye Blue demanded that Connor face her in the ring, but Connor instead would offer up Zero 1 in his place, stating that if Skye could defeat Zero 1, she would get her match. Chomping at the bit to get her hands on Connor and make him pay for all of the embarrassment he has inflicted upon her over the better part of a year, Skye took the fight to Zero 1 and it seemed like whenever Zero 1 would start to gain steam, Skye was right there to turn the momentum back in her favor. However, as Skye was preparing to deliver a high risk offense, Zero 1 distracted the referee which enabled Connor to sneak up behind Skye as she was perched on the top turnbuckle and push her off, sending her crashing down to the canvas below. This allowed Zero 1 to take advantage and, with a vicious powerslam, he picked up the pin, dashing Skye’s hopes of being able to make Connor pay for all of the injustices she’s suffered at his hands.
FOUR CORNERS MATCH FOR THE NUMBER ONE CONTENDSERSHIP
“THE WORLD EXCLUSIVE” MATT VINE DEF. SEM SEI, “EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA, AND ANAKIN BY WAY OF PIN FALL
The moment of truth was finally at hand as four of Premier Pro Wrestling’s top talents entered the ring to face off in a four corners match that would decide who would be next in line for a shot at the PPW World Heavyweight Championship. Unlike a fatal four-way match where all four participants are in the ring at the same time, in a four corners match only two competitors are allowed in the ring at a time and the other two must stay on the apron awaiting a tag in from one of the participants in the ring and victory would only come by way of pin fall or submission. Despite all four being victorious in their one-on-one matches earlier in the evening, one could not help but wonder just how much the matches had taken out of the competitors and how that would affect the course of the matchup. If any of the four were burnt out from their prior contests, none seemed to show any signs of wear as each put his heart and soul on full display, trying to become the new number one contender. While the rules of the match were followed at first, it wouldn’t be long before the drive of each man to win trumped the rules. As the match wore on, all four found themselves increasingly involved in the breakup of pin attempts and this eventually led to all four entering the match at the same time both in and out of the ring. In the chaos, Matt Vine seized the opportunity and delivered an inverted swinging neckbreaker — the same maneuver that had brought him a victory earlier in the evening — to the other legal man, Sem Sei. With Anakin and Iniestra temporarily out of the equation, Matt covered Sem and, with no one to break up the pin, picked up the win and a measure of redemption, becoming the new number one contender and bringing him just one step away from regaining the title he had lost just one week prior.
“CONNEST” CONNOR CORR DEF. SLAPPO THE CLOWN BY WAY OF PIN FALL
In a battle of unorthodox styles, the self-proclaimed “feminist,” “Connest” Connor Corr, did battle with one of PPW’s most bizarre competitors, Slappo the Clown. While Slappo may look like something you’d see at a child’s birthday party, his in-ring abilities have proven to be anything but laughable which Connor found out the hard way as he routinely found himself on the receiving end of a combination of wrestling skill and mind games. Connor, however, had a few tricks of his own. As Slappo scooped Connor up for a slam, Connor shifted the momentum, rolled Slappo up, and, thanks to a handful of Slap’s suit, stole a pin fall victory over the jester.
PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
“THE HUNK WITH THE TREE TRUNKS” CHASE GOSLING (C) DEF. JAY BRADLEY BY WAY OF DISQUALIFICATION
Just one week after claiming his third reign as PPW Champion, Chase Gosling faced — both figuratively and literally — his biggest challenge to date when he put the belt on the line against the 6’5” 270lb monster from Pro Wrestling NOAH, Jay Bradley. The two had met previously in a triple threat match for the gold at #PPW208, but now their focus was squarely on each other and, not used to being at a size disadvantage, Chase was forced to adapt to Jay’s hard-hitting style, but Jay put the champion in a vulnerable spot when he began targeting Chase’s knee, putting not just his title run, but his entire career at risk. With the champion wounded, Jay came very close to ending Chase’s reign just one week in, but Chase, bad knee and all, continued to fend off the challenger and eventually regained the offense. However, that was when the referee found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, taking a brutal clothesline from Jay that had been meant for Chase. Hitting a running leg lariat on his opponent, Chase went in for the pin, but with no referee, the count could not be made. When a new referee finally ran in to make the count, Jay had had enough time to recuperate and was able to kick out at two. The match continued, but it wouldn’t be long before Jay’s temper and frustration over his inability to keep Chase down got the better of him and he took those frustrations out on the second referee, delivering another brutal clothesline — this time intentionally —to the ref. This was the last straw for Premier officials who called for the bell and ruled a disqualification against Jay, but this only angered Jay further and he began an all-out assault on Chase, continuing to target Chase’s bad knee until Matt Vine ran into the ring with a steel chair and chased Bradley off, quite possibly saving Chase’s career.
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