Full match results from November 23, 2019 #PPW278 taping at Premier Pro Wrestling studios in Woodstock, IL and Post Show Wrap Up with Justin Barlow.
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#PPW277 was indeed a historic night in the life of Premier Pro Wrestling, but the events of that night left many of PPW’s stars with unfinished business, leading up to this past Saturday’s aptly named taping, “Unsettled.”
PANCHO (W/ PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION “EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA DEF. “THE BONE DAWG” BRYCE AKERS BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Kicking off PPW Unsettled was a rematch from the opening contest of #PPW277 where “The Bone Dawg” Bryce Akers was successful against Pancho. This time, however, Pancho brought an X factor to the ring with him in the form of the new PPW World Heavyweight Champion, “El Mero Mero” Iniestra, who, despite an impressive showing from “The Bone Dawg,” proved to be the edge Pancho needed when he took advantage of the referee’s distracted attention to trip Bryce as he hit the ropes which allowed Pancho, thanks to some added leverage from having his feet on the ropes, to pin him.
NOT BAD CHAD DEF. ULTIMO BY WAY OF PIN FALL
After losing to Not Bad Chad at #PPW277 in friendly competition, Ultimo was gracious in defeat, but nonetheless asked for another opportunity to prove himself over Chad and his request was granted. Over the course of the contest, it seemed that Ultimo had learned from mistakes made in their previous encounter and it looked like he might recoup his loss from the week prior, but a miscalculated elbow off the top rope would be Ultimo’s downfall as Chad rolled out of the way, causing Ultimo to crash hard into the canvas which allowed Chad the opening he needed to go in for the pin.
**PPW WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
ANAKIN & JOSÉ ACOSTA (C) DEF. “MR. ELECTRICITY” CHASE GOSLING & WOLFMAN HUCK BY WAY OF PIN FALL TO RETAIN
When the PPW World Tag Team Championship match at #PPW277 ended in a double disqualification, Anakin and José Acosta escaped with their titles, but the unresolved dispute between them and their challengers, Chase Gosling and the three hundred and sixty pound Alaskan wild man, Wolfman Huck, led both teams into a second encounter at Unsettled. From the match’s onset, Chase and Huck utilized their combined six hundred plus pounds to control the pace, eventually isolating the smaller Anakin from his corner, rendering him unable to tag in José as he endured on onslaught from Chase and Huck. However, no matter what Chase and Huck did to Anakin, the heart of the Tag Team Champion kept him in the fight until he was finally able to create some separation and tag in José who helped Anakin turn the tables on the challengers. While José was able to send Huck out of the ring, Anakin went on the offensive against Chase. As Anakin attempted to deliver offense to his former partner, Chase was able to catch him and seemed poised to deliver a potentially crucial maneuver until José ascended the top turnbuckle and delivered a missile dropkick to his partner’s back, causing Anakin to fall down on top of Chase and enabled him to score the pin, allowing him and José to leave Unsettled with the Tag Team Championships raised high in the air.
“THE AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR” SEMSEI DEF. TIMM CASTLE BY WAY OF PIN FALL
When their opening round match during the King Kong Bundy Memorial Tournament at #PPW276 resulted in a time limit draw, former Tag Team Champion and American Ninja Warrior season 11 finalist, Semsei, asked for a rematch against his opponent, Premier Academy standout, Tim Castle, but when Sem still couldn’t get the job done even with twenty minutes on the clock, he made a statement by attacking Timm after the match, leading to Timm asking for another shot at Sem, this time with the time limit extending to half an hour. Immediately following the bell, Sem extended his hand to Timm and offered an apology for his attack the week prior, but the gesture proved to be a ruse as Sem delivered a thumb to Timm’s eye for a quick advantage as the action got underway, but Timm was not about to let a cheap shot wreck his chances against the Ninja Warrior and the two traded momentum back and forth until Timm attempted to take home the win with a diving sunset flip off the top rope, but Sem was able to roll forward and, thanks to a handful of trunks out of the referee’s line of sight, scored the three count on the young standout, albeit in controversial fashion.
CONNOR CORR DEF. D’MARCEO BY WAY OF PIN FALL
Connor Corr thought he had victory in the palm of his hand at #PPW277, but his dirty tactics did not escape the eye of Premier C.O.O. Randy Ricci who reversed the decision and awarded the match to Connor’s opponent, Premier Academy standout D’Marceo. Furious, Connor demanded a rematch against D’Marceo which he was granted at Unsettled. Always overflowing with confidence, Connor appeared to have sorely underestimated D’Marceo as he was repeatedly put on defense against the Academy standout. At a critical point in the match, Connor attempted a bouncing splash off the top rope only to have his midsection meet with D’Marceo’s knees, but Connor learned from his mistake and, during the second attempted splash, had D’Marceo scouted, avoided the knees, and hooked both of D’Marceo’s legs while putting his feet on the ropes to score the win.
**PPW WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH**
“THE MODERN DAY GLADIATOR” “VINEACUS” MATT VINE DEF. “EL MERO MERO” INIESTRA (C) BY WAY OF DISQUALIFICATION
History was made at #PPW277 when the over year-long fifth championship reign of Matt Vine was put to an end by Iniestra, thanks in part to some outside assistance from Pancho and Semsei. Now in the unfamiliar role of challenger, Matt Vine was seeking his sixth reign as champion when he cashed in his contractual rematch clause against the new champ. No strangers to one another, Vine and Iniestra would both need to choose their offense wisely in order to keep the momentum, but no matter what one man threw, the other man overcame until the match entered a stalemate and nearly twenty minutes had passed without either man being able to claim the critical first fall. Sensing their partner’s reign may be in jeopardy, Semsei and Pancho got involved as they had at #PPW277, only this time Vine was ready for them and thwarted their attempted interference, but Sem and Pancho would not be taken out of the equation so easily and, when their attempt to interfere behind the referee’s back failed, they entered the ring and, together with Iniestra, initiated a beatdown on Vine, forcing the referee to end the match, but the assault on Vine continued until help arrived in the unlikely form of the World Tag Team Champions, Anakin and José Acosta, who were able to help Vine chase off the self-proclaimed “special people.” Surprised as everyone to see Anakin and José come to his aid, Vine publicly acknowledged his two saviors and thanked them for evening the odds. Knowing the bad blood that exists between Anakin, José, and Iniestra, Sem, and Pacho, the former champion then threw out a challenge to his three assailants to meet him and the Tag Team Champions in a six-man tag team match at #PPW279!
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