Full match results from March 30, 2019 #PPW244 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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SKYE BLUE DEF. THE RUSSIAN ASSASSIN BY WAY OF PIN FALL
It wasn’t just personal and professional pride on the line in the evening’s opening contest, but national pride as well. After The Russian Assassin attacked Skye Blue with the Soviet flag at #PPW243, Skye laid out the challenge to the Assassin for a flag match in which the winner would be given the opportunity to proudly wave his/her country’s colors in the ring. Ever the thorn in Skye’s side, however, was Connor Corr who stood in the corner of The Russian Assassin, but despite the numbers game, Skye overcame the odds and executed a backslide on the Assassin to pin him. However, it seemed as though Connor had a backup plan in place, because as Skye proudly waved Old Glory in the ring, she was attacked from behind by one of Connor’s Zeroes with the Japanese flag, causing her to drop Old Glory. When Skye recovered, she immediately expressed her disgust with the situation, especially because Zero’s attack had caused Old Glory to fall to the ground and she challenged Zero and The Russian Assassin to a triple threat flag match at #PPW245!
“CONNEST” CONNOR CORR DEF. HUEVOS DE ORO II BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Content in his plans to humiliate Skye Blue just moments earlier, “Connest” Connor Corr entered the ring to try and show everyone in the Premier Planet that he was more than a crafty tactician, but a formidable wrestler as well which his opponent, the mysterious luchador, Huevos De Oro II, found out the hard way as he fell victim to a bounce splash from the top rope.
SEM SEI DEF. NOT BAD CHAD BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Despite being given a few of weeks off from title defenses, the PPW World Tag Team Champions, Iniestra and Sem Sei, were not given the night off from in-ring competition as the two were placed in singles matches. The first of the champions to compete was Sem Sei, but Iniestra was not far behind as he came to ringside to support his partner as Sem took on the bearded boogie man, Not Bad Chad. Perhaps blinded by his own confidence, Sem seemed to underestimate his opponent as Chad brought significant offense to the match, coming very close on several occasions to winning the match. Sensing that Chad was poised to pull off a victory over Sem, Iniestra got up on the apron and distracted the referee which enabled Jose Acosta to sneak in and attack Chad, giving Sem an unfair shift in momentum and allowing him to pick up a pin fall victory over Chad.
JOSE ACOSTA VS. “THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS ENDS IN A TIME LIMIT DRAW
Having just assisted his amigo, Sem Sei, in picking up a victory over Not Bad Chad, Jose Acosta set out to pick up a victory of his own against “The Bone Dawg” Bryce Akers. With both men having trained together in the Premier Academy, Jose and Bryce had each other’s offense scouted throughout the match and whatever one threw, the other threw right back until the match ticked down to the final minutes, then seconds. With mere moments left at their disposal, Jose and Bryce exchanged pin attempts at rapid fire pace, but neither could put the other one down long enough to score a three count before the twenty minute time limit expired, resulting in the match being ruled a time limit draw.
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA DEF. WOLFMAN HUCK BY WAY OF COUNT OUT
Hoping to make lightning strike twice, “El Mero Mero” Iniestra entered the ring to try and make the Tag Team Champions 2-0 for the night, but he would not be given the same advantage he had given Sem in Sem’s match against Not Bad Chad earlier on. Despite not having seen Iniestra interfere in Sem’s match, the referee had reasonable suspicions and because of it, he ejected Sem from ringside, leaving Iniestra on his own against the three hundred and ten pound Alaskan wild man, Wolfman Huck, who was seeking payback against Iniestra who had cost Huck his match against Jose Acosta the week prior. No matter what offense Iniestra brought to the table, it seemed that nothing could keep the three hundred pounder down until Iniestra was able to send Huck outside the ring and to the floor. Delivering a plancha over the top rope, Iniestra grounded Huck as the referee counted inside the ring. With only fractions of a second to spare, Iniestra was able to crawl back into the ring under the bottom rope as the referee reached the count of ten, resulting in Huck being counted out and Iniestra being declared the winner.
**FIRST-TO-TWO-FALLS TRIPLE THREAT PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
“THE SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE” MATT VINE (C) DEF. “MR. ELECTRICITY” CHASE GOSLING AND ANAKIN BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Professional ambition and personal vendettas created a powder keg ready to explode in the main event which saw the reigning five-time PPW World Heavyweight Champion, Matt Vine, defend the title against former three-time PPW Champion, Chase Gosling, and the winner of the 2019 Challenge Pro Cup, Anakin, in a first-to-two-falls triple threat match. The crucial first fall was decided when Matt attempted a sunset flip over the top rope on Chase, but as Matt tried to bring Chase down, Chase fell to his knees and, while the referee was distracted counting Matt’s shoulders down, grabbed hold of the second rope for added leverage and scored a pin fall, but the champion answered right back when he turned the tables on Chase by holding Chase’s trunks during a pin, scoring the second fall. Now at a critical disadvantage and with only two falls left up for grabs in the match, the 2019 Challenge Pro Cup Champion Anakin would not have to score back-to-back falls if he was to become PPW Champion, leaving doubt in the minds of many, but Anakin tied the score when Matt and Chase forged a temporary alliance to deliver a double team suplex to Anakin from the top rope, but Anakin surprised both of his opponents by tying up both of their legs to pick up the third fall, taking the match into the fourth and final fall. With the score at a three-way tie, each man would now have to become a master strategist in order to outmaneuver and outsmart his opponents. Sensing that his record-setting fifth reign as PPW Champion may be about to slip away, Matt Vine tangled with Anakin who seemed to be a prime position to finally grab the proverbial brass ring, but it only took a moment for Matt to turn the tables and, thanks to grabbing a handful of Anakin’s tights for extra leverage, Matt pinned the 2019 Challenge Pro Cup Champion to seize the fourth fall and retain the PPW World Heavyweight Championship.
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