Full match results from August 24, 2019 #PPW265 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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**FIGHT 4 A CORNER CHALLENGE**
NOT BAD CHAD DEF. PANCHO, CONNOR CORR, AND “THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS BY WAY OF PIN FALL
The return of PPW’s latest concept match, the Fight 4 a Corner Challenge, saw eight of PPW’s rising stars square off in four separate one-on-one matches to determine who would go on to compete in a four corners elimination match to claim bragging rights for the week and earn the attention of the PPW office. When all four corners had been claimed, “The Bone Dawg” Bryce Akers, who had defeated Ultimo León in the opening contest, tangled with the self-proclaimed favorite son of McHenry County, Connor Corr, who had bested Ventura thanks to a handful of ropes, Pancho, who defeated The American Beard, and Not Bad Chad, who had overcome Zero 1 to earn the final corner in the match. Although he had had the longest rest period before coming back to participate in the four corners match, Bryce Akers was the first to be eliminated when Pancho’s agility enabled him to roll up “The Bone Dawg” for the first elimination of the match. Bryce was then followed by Connor Corr, leaving only Pancho and Not Bad Chad as the remaining competitors. It would be Pancho’s agility versus Chad’s greater experience and mat technique to determine who would leave with the bragging rights, but as Pancho attempted to use his agility to deliver a final strike, Chad was able to reverse the attempt and execute a crucifix on Pancho for the win. After the match, Pancho shook Chad’s hand in what was thought to be a display of sportsmanship, but it turned out to be a ruse to get Chad to drop his guard, because when Chad turned his back, Pancho attacked him from behind out of frustration of having come so far in the challenge only to be bested by Chad during the final fall.
SLICK WILLY DEF. “VINEACUS” MATT VINE BY WAY OF COUNT OUT (VINE RETAINS)
Earlier in the week, Matt Vine revealed the identity of his opponent whom he was allowed to choose due to his status as the longest reigning champion of the current era. Wanting to prove to everyone that he was not a “paper” champion, Matt chose to defend his title against Slick Willy, giving him another opportunity at the gold, but the champion’s choice of opponent quickly came back to haunt him when Willy was able to score the first fall after delivering a rolling senton to the champion, but “Vineacus” soon answered back with a piledriver to tie the score. With Willy’s family at ringside cheering him on, it was do-or-die for the “thick daddy,” but as Willy clotheslined Matt over the top rope, his own momentum and weight carried him out to the floor as well. As the referee counted away, the two men struggled to get back into the ring, but at the very last second, it was Willy who would fall back in over the top rope while the champion was counted out, making Willy the winner of the match, but due to the circumstances, Matt would retain the title. Feeling humiliated by the loss despite being allowed to keep his title, Matt challenged Willy to a non-title rematch at #PPW266 in order to prove that Willy hadn’t actually won anything, but Premier COO Randy Ricci stepped in and announced that Matt would get his rematch, but also that the gold would be on the line!
**PPW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA & “THE AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR” SEMSEI DEF. ANAKIN & JOSÉ ACOSTA (C) BY WAY OF PIN FALL TO WIN THE TITLES
In a continuation of what is perhaps the most bitter rivalry in recent PPW history, the reigning PPW World Tag Team Champions, Anakin & José Acosta, put their titles on the line against the number one contenders, Iniestra and current American Ninja Warrior finalist, Semsei. The champions gained an early advantage after a controversial double pin, but when lightning struck twice, it would be the challengers emerging from the confusion with the second fall. With the score now tied up, both teams pulled out all the stops to be the ones to leave with the gold, but as the referee was distracted on the opposite side of the ring with Iniestra and José, Anakin ascended the top rope, looking for a high risk offense to put Semsei away for the third and final fall. That was when, in a surprising turn of events, Pancho emerged at ringside and shove Anakin down off of the turnbuckle, sending him crashing to the canvas below and enabling Semsei to cover him for the 1-2-3, winning the match and reclaiming the “women” for he and Iniestra. As the new champions celebrated their new reign, Premier COO Randy Ricci temporarily broke up the party and announced that Anakin and José would be given their contractually guaranteed rematch, but first offered them an opportunity to get even with Pancho, the man who had cost them the titles, in a six man tag team match at #PPW266 and their partner will be the man who now has his own problems with Pancho thanks to a sneak attack after their match earlier in the evening, Not Bad Chad.
BUY TICKETS for #PPW266 Saturday, August 31st, 7:30pm belltime, 1230 Davis Road in Woodstock, IL.