Full match results from May 25, 2019 #PPW252 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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**BATTLE RUMBLE TO CROWN A NEW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER**
NOT BAD CHAD ELIMINATES ANAKIN TO WIN
With the PPW World Heavyweight Champion, Matt Vine, once again victorious at #PPW251, a vacancy was left in the number one contender’s picture. However, due to the immense amount of heart shown by the champion’s most recent challenger, the rookie Pancho, it was the decision of PPW officials that an eclectic blend of PPW veterans as well as new blood from the Premier Academy had earned the right to compete for the next opportunity at Matt Vine and the title and the match to decide the new contender would be an over-the-top-rope battle rumble. The order of entrants was drawn just before the taping began and the unlucky participants who drew numbers one and two were revealed to be one half of the reigning PPW World Tag Team Champions, “El Mero Mero” Iniestra, and the young rookie who found himself challenging for the PPW World Heavyweight Championship in just his second professional match ever at #PPW251, Pancho. Every two minutes, another participant entered the match and the order of entrants went as follows:
- Ultimo León
- “Mr. Electricity” Chase Gosling
- Aaron Ventura
- The American Beard
- “The Polish Prince” Brother Dave
- José Acosta
- “The Science” Marcus Smith
- Not Bad Chad
One by one, participants were sent out over the top rope and to the floor below until only Anakin and Not Bad Chad remained and, seizing on an opening as Anakin was distracted, Chad pushed Anakin out over the top rope to be the last man standing, earning an opportunity at the PPW World Heavyweight Championship in the main event.
“THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS DEF. “THE SCIENCE” MARCUS SMITH BY WAY OF SUBMISSION
Furious over his elimination from the battle rumble, “The Science” Marcus Smith stormed down to the ring to air his grievances over what he believed to be a complete miscarriage of justice. With a chip on his shoulder, Marcus challenged anyone from the Premier roster to come out and face him in the ring. Answering the call was one half of the current number one contenders to the PPW World Tag Team Championships, “The Bone Dawg” Bryce Akers who forced Marcus to eat his own words (and jokes) when he made “The Science” tap out to a simple yet effective variation of a classic Gotch-style toehold.
**TRIPLE THREAT MATCH**
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA DEF. JOSÉ ACOSTA AND N.P.K. BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Angry over the “racist” outcome of the battle rumble from which he had been eliminated earlier in the evening, Tag Team Champion, Iniestra, demanded that the two men who had eliminated him, José Acosta and N.P.K., meet him in the ring and the three began what would be an intense and exhausting triple threat match which saw Iniestra at a disadvantage when it came to numbers, but nonetheless victorious when he was able to capitalize on an opening to seize victory by way of pin fall and gain retribution for “the special people.”
ANAKIN DEF. “MR. ELECTRICITY” CHASE GOSLING BY WAY OF COUNT-OUT
In the near seven year history of PPW, it is difficult to think of another rivalry that has been as intense or personal as the one that has evolved between former tag team partners and friends, Chase Gosling and Anakin, and the mutual hatred that has come between the two led to a grudge match at #PPW252 in which the will to one-up the other man fueled both through an intense contest, but just as Anakin began to build momentum and put Chase on defense, Chase surprised all when he left the ring and exited the ringside area, resulting in him being counted out and Anakin being awarded a victory he would rather have earned by defeating his former mentor fair and square in the middle of the ring. Did Chase realize that he underestimated his former friend or is this all part of “Mr. Electricity’s” intricate web of mind games?
SKYE BLUE DEF. “CATCH-AS-CATCH-CAN” CONNOR CORR BY WAY OF PIN FALL
When Connor Corr deceived his way to victory at #PPW251, a very angry Skye Blue was out for payback against the self-proclaimed favorite son of McHenry County. When the referee found himself incapacitated, Connor saw his opportunity to once again take the low road and introduced a chair into the ring, but as he swung downward toward Skye’s head in the corner, Skye ducked out of the way, causing the chair to collide with the top turnbuckle and spring back into his own head, temporarily knocking him out and enabling Skye to cover him for a karmic 1-2-3.
**PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
“THE SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE” MATT VINE (C) DEF. NOT BAD CHAD BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Having earned a golden opportunity by surviving the battle rumble, the new number one contender, Not Bad Chad, set out to claim the richest prize in all of Premier Pro Wrestling when he challenged the reigning five-time champion, Matt Vine, with the PPW World Heavyweight Championship on the line in the two-out-of-three falls main event. Matt Vine has proven his status as one of the most dominant competitors in PPW over his near six year career with the company, but to the surprise of many, Chad was able to throw the champion off of his game in the early goings of the match, frustrating him and forcing him to rethink his strategy, but when the champion regained the edge, he obtained the crucial first fall when he rolled through a pin attempt from Chad and held on to Chad’s tights for added leverage. The champion followed up with a devastating piledriver which not only delivered a shockwave through Chad’s neck and spine, but also crushed his dreams of championship glory by giving Matt all he needed to pick up a pin, take the second fall, and win the match, adding another week to his already record-setting title reign.
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