Full match results from December 15, 2018 #PPW229 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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#1 CONTENDERS BATTLE ROYAL
WINNER: “THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS
With no legitimate #1 contender to the PPW World Heavyweight Championship, a battle royal was held to crown the next in line to face the champion. With eleven competitors vying for the opportunity, friendships were put aside and alliances were temporarily placed on hold as, one by one, each was tossed over the top rope to the floor below until only two participants were left, “Connest” Connor Corr and “The Bone Dawg” Bryce Akers. Despite no shortage of confidence, Connor found himself on the losing end when Bryce slingshotted him over the top rope and, just one week after nearly becoming PPW Heavyweight Champion, Bryce Akers earned another opportunity to reach the top of the mountain in the main event, but he still had one more hurdle to clear — the PPW Champion, Matt Vine.
ANAKIN DEF. “CONNEST” CONNOR CORR BY WAY OF PIN FALL
During the battle royal, Anakin had fallen victim to some shady tactics on behalf of the self-proclaimed sportsman, Connor Corr, when Connor kicked the second rope into Anakin’s groin and eliminated him from the battle royal, but Premier officials took issue with the strategy and immediately signed an impromptu matchup between the two to give Anakin a shot at retribution and that is exactly what Anakin gained. Showing Connor that turnabout was be fair play, as Connor tried to step back into the ring through the second rope, Anakin, borrowing a play out of Connor’s book, kicked the rope into Connor’s groin, giving Anakin the edge he needed to earn payback and leaving Connor to limp to the back to nurse his “man pain.”
BEST OF SEVEN SERIES MATCH #2
ZERO 1 (0) DEF. SKYE BLUE (1) BY WAY OF PIN FALL
With the early advantage, Skye Blue was now one win ahead of her opponent, Zero 1, in their best of seven series, but there were still many more matches to go as the winner will be decided by the first person to score four falls over the other. It seemed as if losing the opening round to Skye awakened a new resolve in Zero 1, because as Skye attempted to reverse an offensive maneuver, Zero 1 reversed the reversal and rolled Skye up with a small package to win the second match in the series and tie to score at one win a piece.
#1 CONTENDERS TAG TEAM MATCH
ANAKIN & NOT BAD CHAD DEF. JOSE ACOSTA & SEM SEI BY WAY OF PIN FALL
After being betrayed by his now former tag team partner, Jose Acosta, at #PPW228, Anakin had two motives going into his tag team match. One was an opportunity the challenge for the Tag Team Championships he had defended by himself against Iniestra and Sem Sei at #PPW228 and the other was the opportunity to get his hands on Jose who, after personally handing the Tag Team Championship belts to Iniestra and Sem, joined in a beatdown on Anakin until Not Bad Chad stormed the ring with a chair to make the save. Conspicuous by his absence was “El Mero Mero” Iniestra who was still recovering from a chair shot he had received courtesy of Anakin after winning the titles, but, now firmly aligned with the new champs, Jose stepped in to take Iniestra’s place and he and Sem attempted to thwart a potential title opportunity for Anakin and Chad, but to no avail as Chad successfully pinned Sem. Now, having gained a measure of revenge against their rivals, Chad and Anakin head into #PPW230 with their eyes firmly set on the Tag Team Championship when they take on the reigning champs, Iniestra and Sem Sei.
PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
“THE SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE” MATT VINE (C) DEF. “THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Having earned another opportunity to go for the gold by winning the #1 contenders battle royal in the opening contest, Premier Academy standout Bryce Akers once against stepped up to the reigning champion, the self-proclaimed “Symbol of Excellence” Matt Vine who, perhaps through arrogance, once again underestimated his opponent as Bryce unleashed a barrage of offense against him, forcing the champ to rethink his strategy, but no matter what Matt threw at his challenger, Bryce continued to fight back, eventually frustrating Matt to the point of incorporating shortcuts and underhanded tactics in order to subdue his opponent and, perhaps in a moment of sheer desperation, Matt was able to put Bryce in a pinning predicament and, while the referee was distracted counting Bryce’s shoulders down, Matt utilized the ropes for added leverage and robbed Bryce of not only the matchup, but also his chance to become PPW Champion. However, unwilling to simply let the champion walk away, Bryce challenged Matt to a rematch at #PPW230, stating that the title would not even need to be on the line and has now taken a backseat to Bryce’s desire to prove that he has the ability and the skills to beat Matt one-on-one. Bryce’s wish was granted and he will have his chance to prove himself when he goes one-on-one with the PPW World Heavyweight Champion, Matt Vine, in non-title action.
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