Full match results from March 2, 2019 #PPW240 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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NOT BAD CHAD DEF. JOSE ACOSTA BY WAY OF PIN FALL
In the opening contest of the evening, the close associate of the PPW World Tag Team Champions, Jose Acosta, took on fan favorite, Not Bad Chad, in one-on-one action. Perhaps trying to make an example of Chad, Jose seemed to bring a new level of viciousness to the ring as he tried to put down the party animal, but Chad had a few of his own tricks in store for his opponent as Jose attempted to roll Chad up for a pin. That was when Chad, in an impressive display of flexibility, rolled through the pin attempt and executed a back bridge, pinning Jose and getting out of dodge before Jose could attempt some post-match payback.
NOT BAD CHAD DEF. “THE SCIENCE” MARCUS SMITH BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Chad’s night was not over, however. As Chad celebrated at ringside with the Premier Planet, a voice came over the sound system and demanded that Chad’s music be shut off. Through the curtain emerged “The Science” Marcus Smith, who proceeded to berate Chad in front of the crowd, calling him a disgrace to the industry of professional wrestling. Marcus then challenged Chad to a one-on-one match to prove his points and, despite having just gone through a match, Chad accepted. Being the fresh man, Marcus took advantage of Chad’s fatigue and controlled a significant portion of the match, but Marcus sorely underestimated his opponent who, in another impressive display of athleticism, somersaulted on top of “The Science,” pinning him and showing Marcus that he is anything but a disgrace to the sport of professional wrestling.
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA DEF. SLICK WILLY BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Despite still searching for his first win in singles action, Premier Academy standout, Slick Willy, stepped up to the plate as he went one-on-one with one half of the PPW World Tag Team Champions, Iniestra, but despite Willy’s size advantage and self-confidence, another victory eluded the young hotshot as he fell victim to an Iniestra-bomb from “El Unico.”
“THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS DEF. “CONNEST” CONNOR CORR BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Rekindling their rivalry, “The Bone Dawg” Bryce Akers and the self-proclaimed feminist and sportsman, Connor Corr, took it to the ring where Connor, self-confident as ever, used the tricks of his trade to try and leave “The Bone Dawg” with a metaphorical black eye, but Bryce had a surprise in store for Connor. With impressive agility, Bryce made a flying leap off of the top rope and rolled Connor up with a diving sunset flip, scoring the pin.
SKYE BLUE DEF. THE RUSSIAN ASSASSIN (W/ “CONNEST” CONNOR CORR) BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Despite his loss to Bryce Akers in the prior match, Connor Corr’s spirits seemed high as he escorted The Russian Assassin to the ring with the hopes that the Assassin would avenge Connor’s loss by making a fool of Connor’s long-time arch rival, Skye Blue, but despite Connor’s blatant interference behind the referee’s back, Skye Blue would not be denied and used her athleticism and flexibility to perform a back bridge across the Assassin to score the pin, but Connor, trying to get the last laugh, attacked Skye from behind, but as he and the Russian Assassin attempted a double clothesline on Skye, Skye executed another back bridge to duck it and got out of dodge, leaving Connor fuming in the ring. Venting his frustrations, Connor took a microphone and, after berating the Premier Planet, challenged Skye to a one-on-one match at #PPW241.
**PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
“THE SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE” MATT VINE (C) DEF. ANAKIN BY WAY OF DECISION TO RETAIN
The time had come for not one, but two big championship main events. Not only would two main events take place at #PPW240, both matches would feature, in the role of challenger, the young, hungry standout, Anakin. Despite his young age, Anakin has become well-known for his heart and tenacity, but both would be put to the ultimate test as Anakin would be competing in two back-to-back two-out-of-three falls matches.
The first main event would be for the richest prize in Premier Pro Wrestling as “The Symbol of Excellence” Matt Vine defended his record-setting fifth reign as champion against Anakin who made it seem as if the night may finally be his to unseat the champion, but after landing hard on his left leg, Anakin hyperextended his knee, leaving him wounded. The champion was not about to let the opportunity go to waste and, like a shark smelling blood in the water, began ruthlessly targeting Anakin’s knee, throwing everything he could at it to keep Anakin grounded and easy prey. Anakin continued to fight on, but when Matt locked in a figure four in the middle of the ring, Anakin was left with two difficult choices: tap out and lose the crucial first fall or fight through and risk prominent injury to his knee. No one could blame Anakin for choosing the former and he submitted to Matt, giving up the first fall, meaning he would have to score two back-to-back falls if he hoped to finally become champion, but with his knee in bad shape, the match was temporarily halted as the referee and Premier COO Randy Ricci evaluated Anakin’s state. While Anakin pleaded for the match to continue, Randy decided that the risk to Anakin’s career was too great and made the decision that Anakin could not continue, awarding the match to Matt who gleefully accepted the ruling, knowing his title reign would live on for another week.
**PPW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA & SEM SEI (C) DEF. “MR. ELECTRICITY” CHASE GOSLING & ANAKIN BY WAY OF PIN FALL TO RETAIN
As if losing his opportunity at the PPW World Heavyweight Championship wasn’t heartbreaking enough for young Anakin, the damage too his knee proved to be too great for him to continue on into the next match which would leave his tag team partner, Chase Gosling, to compete on his own for the PPW World Tag Team Championships. Despite the odds against him, however, Chase employed mind games early on to get into the heads of the champions, Iniestra and Sem Sei, and the strategy proved effective when Chase was able to score the first fall, but the momentum would quickly shift back to the champions when Sem delivered a low blow to Chase during the minute-long rest period and, since the low blow was delivered in between bells, there was nothing to referee could do other than scold Sem for his actions. With Chase trying to recuperate, Iniestra and Sem were left with an unfair advantage and, even though Chase would fight back, they were able to score the second fall when Iniestra snuck in behind Chase as Chase was trying to monkey flip Sem out of the corner and, thanks to Iniestra having his feet on the ropes, tied the score. The match was now in the third and final fall. Whoever could win the fall would walk away with the titles and it seemed as if being outnumbered would be Chase’s downfall, but shockingly, Anakin suddenly emerged from the locker room, bad knee and all, got up on the apron, and called out to Chase for the tag. Surprised by Anakin’s arrival, but nonetheless relieved, Chase tagged out and Anakin joined the match, temporarily regaining the advantage, but not far behind him was Jose Acosta who, behind the referee’s back, grabbed Anakin’s bad leg and tripped him, sending Anakin crashing down hard on his injured knee while Iniestra and Sem delivered a double team to Chase that would prove to be the decider in the match as Chase was covered and pinned, leaving Iniestra and Sem as the reigning PPW World Tag Team Champions. In the ring, Chase helped Anakin back to his feet, but much to the shock and dismay of Anakin and the Premier Planet, immediately pushed Anakin back down to the canvass and walked away from his young protege, leaving all in attendance to wonder what was going through his mind as he left Anakin wounded in the ring. Now alone and in immense pain, Anakin had to be helped to the back where Premier officials further evaluated the extent of his injury. Has Anakin’s tenacity finally gotten the better of him and will his injury prove to be a setback for the young standout or will he fight through and, once again, prove the naysayers wrong?
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