Full match results from July 6, 2019 #PPW258 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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“MR. ELECTRICITY” CHASE GOSLING DEF. VENTURA BY WAY OF SUBMISSION
When the lights went up at #PPW258, a young and hungry Premier Academy standout, Ventura, stepped up to former three-time PPW World Heavyweight Champion, Chase Gosling, but Chase’s superior size and experience were too much for the rookie to overcome and Ventura was forced to tap out to Chase’s Saturday Night Special.
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA DEF. THE AMERICAN BEARD BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Before his upcoming Tag Team Championship defense with partner, Semsei, Iniestra was given an opportunity to build some steam ahead of the main event when he took on The American Beard, still brimming with patriotic fervor just two days removed from Independence Day, but Iniestra did not share in American Beard’s sentiments and put the stars & stripes clad rookie down with a springboard moonsault.
**TRIPLE THREAT MATCH**
“MCHENRY COUNTY’S FAVORITE SON” CONNOR CORR VS. PANCHO VS. NOT BAD CHAD ENDS IN A TIME LIMIT DRAW
Craftiness met speed met experience in this triple threat contest which pitted the self-proclaimed favorite son of McHenry County, Connor Corr, against the rookie, Pancho, whose stock has quickly risen in Premier Pro Wrestling and Not Bad Chad whose greater experience in “big match” circumstances gave him an advantage in the match. Early on, Connor made the mistake of speaking once too often and found himself on the receiving end of a dual offense from both Chad and Pancho, but once Connor was ejected from the ring, the other two got down to business with neither being able to best the other before Connor found his way back into the match and with all three in the mix again, the one critical opening continually eluded all as when one would gain an advantage, another would be there to stop it in its tracks. With the momentum shifting around at such a rapid pace, the clocked ticked away and, as the time limit reached the final minute, all three pulled out all the stops to try and score the pin before time ran out, but to no avail as the twenty minutes given expired, leaving the match to be ruled a three-way draw.
“MR. ELECTRICITY” CHASE GOSLING DEF. SKYE BLUE BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Earlier in the week, it was announced that Skye Blue had made her pick for her opponent early and, to the shock of many, Skye called out the 6’5, 250lb. former three-time PPW World Heavyweight Champion, Chase Gosling, who literally laughed at the thought of being called out by Skye, but while Chase was able to use his size and strength advantage to control the majority of the match, he underestimated Skye’s will and was repeatedly caught off guard by Skye’s offense. However, as Skye’s momentum started to build, her hopes came crashing down when Chase turned an attempted offense into a ring-shaking powerbomb, spelling the end for Skye Blue and allowing Chase to back up his words (and laughter). Chase, however, was not satisfied with simply beating Skye and got back into the ring to make an example of the fan favorite, but just before Chase could add insult to injury, he was backed down by the number one contender to the PPW World Heavyweight Championship, Slick Willy, who put himself between Chase and Skye until Chase left the ring and headed for the locker room.
**PPW WORL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
“VINEACUS” MATT VINE (C) VS. SLICK WILLY ENDS IN A NO CONTEST DUE TO OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE
In a true-to-life underdog story, Slick Willy had overcome four stages of every-man-for-himself competition at #PPW257 to earn his first ever World Heavyweight Championship match in the first of two big championship main events at #PPW258, but now Willy would face the most daunting task of his young career when he stepped into the ring against reigning five-time champion, Matt Vine. Though he outweighed the champion by over thirty pounds, many did not believe that Willy would prove to be any match for the self-proclaimed descendant of Spartacus. However, Willy stunned the naysayers by controlling the pace of the first fall, but when the veteran instincts of Matt Vine kicked in, the champion dodged an attempted offense and delivered a piledriver to the challenger to score the first fall. Willy would not be denied, however, and answered back with a rolling senton to pin the champion and tie the score. It was now do-or-die for both competitors as the match entered its third and final fall, but just as Willy began to regain some steam, his hopes of championship glory were crushed when Chase Gosling ran into the ring and attacked him, forcing the referee to throw out the match, resulting in Matt Vine retaining the title. Once Chase was satisfied with the damage inflicted and had left for the locker room, Willy discovered the identity of his attacker and immediately threw out a challenge to Chase for a one-on-one match at #PPW259.
**PPW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
JOSÉ ACOSTA & ANAKIN DEF. “EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA & “NINJA WARRIOR” SEMSEI (C) BY WAY OF PIN FALL
So many times in the history of sports, we’ve heard that famous slogan, “This time, it’s personal.” While many personal rivalries and circumstances have emerged in the sporting world over the decades, the slogan has never rung more true in Premier Pro Wrestling than it did for number one contenders, Anakin and José Acosta, at #PPW258. While regaining the PPW World Tag Team Champions was their underlying mission heading into their match against the reigning champions, Iniestra and Semsei, something even more precious was in the air. After over a year of personal struggles, José had recently been reunited with his children and they would be in the house to witness their father in action as he fought alongside Anakin to topple the self-proclaimed “special people.” The challengers were able to strike first with a unique double team maneuver and score the crucial first fall of the match, but the champions were not about to let their “women” (A.K.A. the PPW World Tag Team Championships) slip from their grasp and answered back when Sem held José back as Iniestra delivered a springboard moonsault followed by an elbow to Anakin, resulting in the champions gaining the second fall. With José’s children looking on and the score tied at one fall a piece, both sides put absolutely everything they had into the final deciding fall, but as all four found themselves in the ring, a controversial double pin took place. The referee counted the three, the bell rang, but no one was certain of who had scored the decisive pin until the M.C. announced the winners and NEW PPW World Tag Team Champions, Anakin and José! Despite the controversy, the referee kept a sharp eye on the action and had seen that the challengers, not the champions, had been legal in the match, making their pin the legitimate one. Furious, the now former champions demanded answers for the “racism” that had taken place. While Premier C.O.O. Randy Ricci was in no mood to humor the former champs on these claims, he did announce that, as former champions, Iniestra and Semsei were guaranteed a rematch which will take place at #PPW259 which was enough to pacify the former champions for the moment. Once Iniestra and Sem had left the ringside area, the celebration commenced inside the ring with the new Tag Team Champions being joined by José’s children as they celebrated not only a momentous victory for José and Anakin, but a momentous victory for the Acosta family as well.
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