Full match results from February 16, 2019 #PPW238 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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JOSE ACOSTA VS. “THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS ENDS IN A TIME LIMIT DRAW
In the opening contest, two of PPW’s bright young talents squared off when Jose Acosta took on one half of the number one contenders to the PPW World Tag Team Championship, “The Bone Dawg” Bryce Akers. Having come up in the Premier Academy together at the dawn of their careers, both competitors were very familiar with each other’s in-ring style, leading to an even seesaw contest, but as each man tried in vain to subdue the other, the fifteen minute time limit ticked away and neither man would be able to score a fall before time ran out, leading to the match being declared a draw.
**FOUR CORNERS NUMBER ONE CONTENDERS ELIMINATION MATCH**
DRAW DUE TO A DOUBLE PIN
With no legitimate contenders to the richest prize in PPW, four of PPW’s best and brightest had earned their way into the hunt one week prior and would now face off to decide who would be next in line to challenge the reigning five-time champion, Matt Vine. It would be Iniestra vs. Not Bad Chad vs. Chase Gosling vs. Anakin. The first elimination occurred when Iniestra scored a pin over Not Bad Chad thanks to an outside assist from Jose Acosta who, unseen by the referee, pushed Chad’s foot off of the bottom rope which would have otherwise broken up the pin, but karma struck back at Iniestra and Jose when Jose again tried to assist his amigo from the outside when Iniestra went for a pin. This time, the referee caught Jose in the act and, as a result, Iniestra was disqualified, bringing the match down to the final two participants, Chase Gosling and Anakin. Over recent months, Chase has been a mentor to the younger and less experienced Anakin, but now master and student would put their bond aside for an opportunity at PPW’s top prize. However, with both competitors being so familiar with one another, it seemed that, no matter what one threw, the other threw right back. With, as they say, all of the marbles on the line, one last effort was made to achieve victory, but while attempting to counter a pin, both men found themselves with their shoulders on the mat, leading the referee to count a double pin. With controversy now filling the air, both men stated their case for why he should be the number one contender to Premier COO Randy Ricci. Randy, however, allowed the referee’s decision to stand and ruled the match a draw, but immediately exercised his executive power to sign a one-on-one match between the two for #PPW239 with the number one contendership on the line.
**TAG TEAM MATCH**
SKYE BLUE & SLICK WILLY DEF. “CONNEST” CONNOR CORR & “HANDSOME” DAN LIPLOCK BY WAY OF PIN FALL
It’s no secret that the self-proclaimed feminist and sportsman, Connor Corr, seems willing to do whatever he feels is necessary and forge any alliance he can to get ahead in Premier Pro Wrestling, especially when it comes to long-time rival, Skye Blue. At #PPW238, Connor brought a new “secret weapon” to competition in the form of a new associate, “Handsome” Dan Liplock, but Skye’s back was not against the wall as she had, in her corner, Premier Academy standout, Slick Willy. Before the match began, however, Connor raised the stakes by adding the stipulation that, should he and Dan be victorious, Skye would have to live out the “liplock” in Dan’s name by giving him a big wet kiss in the middle of the ring. Despite never having teamed up prior to the match, Skye and Willy proved to be a formidable duo, but Connor and Dan’s willingness to bend the rules led them to control a sizable portion of the match. As Skye was preoccupied with Connor on the outside, Dan covered Willy in the ring as the referee counted to three, but the referee quickly recognized that Willy was not the legal participant and did not call for the bell. Thinking he had won the match and a kiss from Skye, Dan prematurely celebrated in the ring and his lack of focus cost him in the end when Skye, the legal participant, rolled him up with a schoolboy to get the pin.
PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION “THE SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE” MATT VINE DEF. WOLFMAN HUCK BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Despite not being contractually obligated to defend his title, “Vineacus” would not simply have a week off and would still have to step in the ring. Not only that, but his opponent would be the three hundred and ten pound Alaskan wild man, Wolfman Huck, who controlled a significant portion of the match thanks to his superior size and tribal instinct, forcing the champion to rethink his strategy until he was finally able to shift the momentum and, with an impressive display of strength, hoisted the big man up to deliver a piledriver which proved to be the silver bullet for the Wolfman, but even though Matt won the match, it would be Huck who had the last laugh. As the champion celebrated, Huck regained a vertical base and dropped Matt on the back of his head with an electric chair drop, sending a message to both Matt Vine and the Premier Planet that win, lose, or draw, he is a force to be reckoned with.
**PPW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA & SEM SEI (C) DEF. “THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS & NOT BAD CHAD TO RETAIN
Having earned their spot as number one contenders the week prior, Bryce Akers and Not Bad Chad were now just one step away from claiming their first championship in Premier Pro Wrestling, but in order to get there they would first have to go through the reigning Tag Team Champions, Iniestra and Sem Sei. Unfortunately for Iniestra and Sem, however, they would not have the added advantage of having their associate, Jose Acosta, at ringside. Due to Jose’s interference in the four corners match earlier in the evening, Jose was barred from ringside so he would not have the opportunity to help the champs gain a cheap victory. When a miscommunication caused Sem to execute a backslide on Iniestra, thinking he was one of their opponents, the momentary lapse in focus enabled the challengers to execute backslides of their own on both champions to score the first fall, but Iniestra and Sem tied the score thanks to Sem delivering a swinging neck breaker from between the ropes. With the match now in the third and final fall, Iniestra and Sem pulled out all the stops to try and retain their titles, routinely distracting the referee from seeing tag-ins between Bryce and Chad and the strategy paid off in the end when the champions delivered a double team cutter to pick up the decisive fall and the self-proclaimed “special people” left the Premier Studio with their title reign in tact.
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