Full match results from September 14, 2019 #PPW268 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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**#1 CONTENDERS BATTLE ROYAL**
With an opportunity of a lifetime looming, fourteen members of the Premier roster fought tooth and nail to become next in line to challenge for the PPW World Heavyweight Championship in an over-the-top-rope battle royal and, when twelve had been eliminated, just two men remained: “The Bone Dawg” Bryce Akers and the self-proclaimed sportsman, Connor Corr. In a shocking turn of events however, Connor wanted nothing to do with “The Bone Dawg” after Bryce successfully fought back from an onslaught when all of his allies in the match had been thrown out and Connor voluntarily ejected himself over the top rope, leaving Bryce the last man standing and the new number one contender to the PPW World Heavyweight Championship! Bryce would not be able to relish in his victory for long, however, because his focus would then have to be turned toward the man standing in his way of championship, the reigning five-time champion, “Vineacus” Matt Vine.
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA DEF. TIM CASTLE BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Before colliding in a rematch for the PPW World Tag Team Championships, three of the participants were given the chance to test their skills in separate one-on-one matches against three up-and-comers from the Premier Academy. In the first of the three matches, one half of the PPW World Tag Team Champions, “El Mero Mero” Iniestra, went toe-to-toe with rookie, Tim Castle, who showed a tremendous amount of fortitude against “El Mero Mero,” but the experience and willingness to do whatever it takes to win of Iniestra crushed the rookie’s hopes of victory thanks to a flying elbow off the top rope.
ANAKIN DEF. D’MARCIO BY WAY OF PIN FALL
In the second of the three matches, Anakin, fresh off the shelf after a knee injury courtesy of Iniestra, Semsei, and Pancho, locked up with a newcomer making his PPW debut, D’Marcio. From the onset, D’Marcio made it known that he did not care what opinions the Premier Planet held of him and had no shortage of confidence in his ability to win before the bell even rang, but perhaps it was overconfidence that proved to be D’Marcio’s downfall, because it only took a matter of seconds for Anakin to lock in on an opening and deliver his sliced bread style maneuver to the newcomer to hand D’Marcio a bitter defeat in his first outing in Premier Pro Wrestling.
JOSÉ ACOSTA VS. PANCHO THROWN OUT DUE TO OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE
The third of the trifecta of matches saw the new attitude of Pancho, now allied with the PPW World Tag Team Champions, Iniestra and Semsei, be tested against Anakin’s tag team partner, José Acosta, who was out to teach Pancho a lesson in respect and gain a measure of payback for the role Pancho played in helping Iniestra and Sem win the Tag Team Championships back from José and Anakin, but the bad blood between the two rival camps boiled over and Iniestra and Sem ran in to break up the match with Anakin not far behind. Due to the circumstances, the referee had no choice but to throw out the match due to outside interference, leaving no issues resolved between the two sides.
**TAG TEAM MATCH**
ULTIMO LEÓN & NOT BAD CHAD DEF. CONNOR CORR & “THE SCIENCE” MARCUS SMITH BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Teaming up for the first time, Ultimo León and Not Bad Chad went two-on-two against the very unique, but effective duo of “The Science” Marcus Smith and the self-proclaimed favorite son of McHenry County, Connor Corr, but while Connor and Marcus pulled out all the stops to try and win the match, they eventually found themselves separated and, after pushing Marcus off of the ropes for momentum, Chad pinned “The Science” to pick up the win. However, Chad’s night would not end there. As Chad celebrated in the ring with a dance party, his music was suddenly cut and through the curtain came PPW’s longest standing in-ring veteran, Wrestling Andy, returning after a month of absence. Seemingly carrying a new attitude, Andy stated that if he would not be given a match, he would simply make one then and there and challenged Chad to an impromptu one-on-one contest.
WRESTLING ANDY DEF. NOT BAD CHAD BY WAY OF COUNT OUT
Despite his fun loving demeanor, Not Bad Chad has never been one to back down from a challenge. Going toe-to-toe with a veteran like Wrestling Andy would be no exception and, despite having just endured a grueling tag team match, Chad accepted Andy’s challenge, but Andy’s proficiency with mind games proved to be the key as he was able to lure Chad out onto the apron where a chase ensued as the referee began the count and, at quite literally the last second, Andy rolled back into the ring through the ropes before the ten count was reached while Chad was left standing on the apron as the referee counted him out, putting a damper on the dance party and bringing Andy a victory after a month away from PPW.
“MR. ELECTRICITY” CHASE GOSLING VS. SLICK WILLY ENDS IN A DOUBLE DISQUALIFICATION
After coming up short in their quests to dethrone Matt Vine and become the new PPW World Heavyweight Champion, former contenders, Chase Gosling and Slick Willy, went to battle at #PPW268 in an effort to rebuild some momentum for themselves and earn the notice of Premier officials in the hopes that a victory might put them into consideration for another title match, but as the match wore on, tempers began to flare and what started as wrestling match devolved into a slugfest wherein the referee lost control of both men and was left with little choice but to call for the bell, disqualifying both of them, but the ruling did not stop the two from throwing hands with one another and it took several members of the Premier roster to finally separate the two and see them back to the locker room.
**PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
“THE MODERN DAY GLADIATOR” “VINEACUS” MATT VINE (C) DEF. “THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS BY WAY OF PIN FALL TO RETAIN
Having overcome overwhelming odds and in an exhausting battle royal earlier in the evening to earn his opportunity at the PPW World Heavyweight Championship, there was no doubt as to the heart and intestinal fortitude of “The Bone Dawg” Bryce Akers as he stepped into the ring for the biggest match of his young career so far, but standing in his way of championship glory would be the only five-time World Heavyweight Champion in PPW history, “The Modern Day Gladiator” “Vineacus” Matt Vine, now approaching his eleventh month as champion. As the champion’s reign has grown, so too has his deep well of confidence and from the moment he entered the ring, he did not keep his feelings toward his opponent a secret as he openly mocked Bryce and showed little sign of feeling threatened, but those feelings would rapidly be turned upside down as Bryce would be the first to strike and, with a springboard sunset flip off the top rope, he rolled up the champion to score the first fall of the match, putting Matt at the significant disadvantage of having to now score two consecutive falls in order to win the match and retain his title. Knowing the numbers were now against him, Matt unleashed a fury on “The Bone Dawg” and the second fall saw Matt victorious after he delivered a devastating neck twist to his opponent. With the score now tied, the third and final fall was up for the taking and it seemed that Bryce might make lightning strike twice, but as he sprung off of the top rope, perhaps looking for another sunset flip which had bested the champion in the opening fall, he was caught in mid-air and driven down to the canvas with a thunderous Vinebuster which was enough to stop Bryce in his tracks and enabled Matt to cover him for the 1-2-3, adding one more week to his already record-setting reign as PPW World Heavyweight Champion.
**PPW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
“EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA & “THE AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR” SEMSEI (C) DEF. ANAKIN & JOSÉ ACOSTA BY WAY OF PIN FALL TO RETAIN
In recent history, Premier Pro Wrestling has seen it’s fair share of heated rivalries, but few have been as bitter as the one that exists between the self-proclaimed “special people,” Iniestra and Semsei, and Anakin and José Acosta. Although it’s the PPW World Tag Team Championships that were the catalyst to their feud, things have escalated beyond the quest for gold and the bad blood that exists between the two sides has become more about personal vendettas than who gets to wear the gold and things only escalated when Iniestra and Sem, along with their new partner, Pancho, put Anakin out of action for two weeks with a knee injury. Now back in fighting shape, Anakin was looking for payback as was his tag team partner, José, but payback would not come easy as it would be the champions who struck first with a double team on Anakin that lead them to gaining the first fall, but the challengers quickly answered back with a double team of their own as José lifted Iniestra into the air while Anakin drove his knees straight into “El Mero Mero’s” face. Sensing their title reign might be in danger, Iniestra and Sem went back to their old playbook and began utilizing a divide-and-conquer strategy to try and separate their opponents and, as José argued with the referee in the ring, Iniestra and Sem sent Anakin crashing face first into the ring post, knocking him out and enabling Sem to make the cover in the ring while José fought desperately to get in and break up the pin, only to be held back by Iniestra from the outside, leading the the champions getting the three count and walking away with their “women.”
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