Full match results from February 9, 2019 #PPW237 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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“CONNEST” CONNOR CORR DEF. SLICK WILLY BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Opening the festivities for the aptly titled “Civil War” studio taping was a one-on-one match between the self-proclaimed feminist and sportsman, Connor Corr, and a student who has been turning quite a few heads in the Premier Academy, Slick Willy. Connor was at a disadvantage due to Willy’s superior size, but never one to shy away from doing whatever it takes to win a match, Connor pulled a fast one on Willy as Willy attempted to roll Connor up with a sunset flip. Instead of trying to fight out of the pin attempt, Connor sat on top of Willy’s chest and grabbed ahold of the middle rope which gave him the leverage he needed to steal the pin and a victory from Slick Willy.
#1 CONTENDERS QUALIFYING MATCH
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA DEF. JOSE ACOSTA BY WAY OF PIN FALL
With Premier’s best and brightest chomping at the bit the be next in line to challenge for PPW’s richest prize, the World Heavyweight Championship, an opportunity was granted to six particular individuals to prove that they were worthy to enter the number one contendership picture. However, the twist was that the qualifying matches would be contested between allies and partners rather than rivals, putting to the test some of the tightest bonds in Premier Pro Wrestling. The first match featured one half of the new World Tag Team Champions, Iniestra, taking on his close associate, Jose Acosta. As the match got underway, both men tried in vain to convince the other to lay down and simply give up the pin to the other, but after several exchanges, the argument got heated and resulted in the two taking the fight to each other. With both not only being finely tuned in the ring, but also being willing to take liberties with the rule book, the momentum chested back and forth until Iniestra caught Jose with a small package and, thanks to a handful of Jose’s tights, stole the pin and advanced to the number one contenders match at #PPW238. At first, Jose seemed to take issue with Iniestra’s tactics, but the mood quickly turned around as Jose actually celebrated with his amigo and congratulated Iniestra on the win.
#1 CONTENDERS QUALIFYING MATCH
“THE HUNK WITH THE TREE TRUNKS” CHASE GOSLING VS. ANAKIN ENDS IN A DOUBLE PIN
With one place in the number one contenders match now awarded, two more partners entered the ring to lock horns, looking to be the next man to get one step closer to a title match. This time, it would be the now former World Tag Team Champions, Chase Gosling and Anakin, squaring off. The two men were arguably the most motivated to get back into the title hunt with Chase being a former three-time champion and Anakin coming so close in the past to winning his first World Championship and their motivation shined throughout the matchup as their mentor/student bond was put on hold, but the match took a turn when the referee found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time and ended up in a collision with Chase in the corner. Much to Anakin’s dismay, he was able to cover Chase long enough to pin him and win the match, but with no referee to make the count, the match continued until both men found themselves with a pin on the other just as a second referee ran in to make the count. However, as the second referee began to count, the original referee regained consciousness and made his own count. When both referees reached the three count, one called the match for Chase while the other called there match for Anakin. Coming to the ring to mediate the situation, Premier COO Randy Ricci heard the cases of all those involved. Exercising his executive authority, Randy decided that not one, but both men should be awarded the match and a place in the number one contenders match, transforming what was going to be a triple threat match into a four corners match at #PPW238!
JAY BRADLEY DEF. WOLFMAN HUCK BY WAY OF PIN FALL
In a battle of the big men, the Alaskan wild man, Wolfman Huck, faced his most daunting challenge to date when he stepped into the ring with two hundred seventy pounds of ill intent in the monster from Pro Wrestling NOAH, Jay Bradley. At first, Jay’s in-ring dominance was tested against the three hundred ten pound savage, but Jay was not about to let his path of destruction through Premier Pro Wrestling be stopped and, in an impressive display of strength and brutality, turned the momentum and put Huck down with a devastating clothesline that took Huck completely off of his feet and enabled Jay to pick up the pin, continuing to show why he is one of the most dominant forces in Premier Pro Wrestling.
#1 CONTENDERS TAG TEAM MATCH
NOT BAD CHAD & “THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS DEF. “THE HUNK WITH THE TREE TRUNKS” CHASE GOSLING & ANAKIN BY WAY OF PIN FALL
A shot at the World Championship wasn’t the only thing at stake during “Civil War.” With new Tag Team Champions crowned the week prior, two teams squared off for the opportunity to face the new champs, Iniestra and Sem Sei. On the rebound after losing the belts, the now former champs, Chase Gosling and Anakin, were determined to get back to the top of the mountain, but their competition was equally determined to earn their opportunity. Being two of PPW’s fastest rising stars, Not Bad Chad and Bryce Akers were hungry for their first taste of gold. Having the advantage in experience both in singles and tag team competition, Chase and Anakin were the heavy favorites, but a miscommunication would prove to be their downfall. After Anakin made a blind tag, Chase went in for a cover, but was stopped by Anakin who proceeded to inform Chase that he, not Chase, was now the legal man. This led to a momentary dispute between the former champions which left an opening for their opponents. As Anakin and Chase focused on each other, Not Bad Chad snuck up behind Anakin, rolled him up, and scored the pin, making him and Bryce the new number one contenders!
#1 CONTENDERS QUALIFYING MATCH
NOT BAD CHAD DEF. “THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS BY WAY OF PIN FALL
The celebration of the new number one contenders, Not Bad Chad and Bryce Akers, was short-lived, however. Now the two would go from being partners to being opponents as both competed for the final spot in the number one contenders four corner match at #PPW238. With the potential for not just one, but two titles in the balance, the two partners fought tooth and nail to win the final spot in the coming match, but in the end only one could walk away with the opportunity and, after numerous exchanges of pin fall attempts, Not Bad Chad executed a sunset flip on Bryce which Bryce could not escape from and it was Not Bad Chad who would earn the fourth and final place in the number one contenders match at #PPW238.
SKYE BLUE DEF. THE MAGNIFICENT RED BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Fresh off a victory over rival, Cali Young, one week prior, Skye Blue was ready for another round of competition in the PPW ring when she took on the mysterious Magnificent Red. While Red was able to showcase some impressive in-ring skills, Skye’s far greater experience and agility proved to be the deciding factor. With a leap off the top turnbuckle, Skye took to the sky and delivered a flying cross-body to Red which enabled her to pin her opponent and pick up another victory.
PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
“THE SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE” MATT VINE (C) DEF. SEM SEI BY WAY OF PIN FALL TO RETAIN
After earning his opportunity in the random drawing gauntlet at #PPW236, Tag Team Champion Sem Sei set out to add another piece of gold to his collection when he went toe-to-toe with the reigning five-time champion, “The Symbol of Excellence” Matt Vine, in the two-out-of-three falls main event with the PPW World Heavyweight Championship on the line. Brute force met agility as gladiator battled ninja for dominance of Premier Pro Wrestling. Agility proved to be the advantage in the first fall. As the champion tried to get back into the ring after being ejected and sent to the floor, Sem delivered a swinging neck breaker with Matt between the ropes and scored the first pin, gaining the edge in the match, but Matt quickly regrouped and, after driving Sem’s head into the canvas with an impactful piledriver, the champion tied the score, bringing the match into the third and final fall. Not wanting his chance to slip away, Sem fought with all he had, but could not escape when Matt trapped him with a backslide and used his ample upper body strength to pin Sem’s shoulders to the mat and dashed Sem’s hopes of becoming a double champion as Matt added another notch to his win column and now continues his record-setting fifth reign as PPW World Heavyweight Champion.
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