-We open up with Joey Ryan and Excalibur in the ring. Excalibur takes a shot at Ryan before turning the microphone over to him. Crowd says nasty things about TNA. They should really watch Impact before making that judgment. Excalibur grabs the mic again to remind everyone where the fire exits are. Ryan talks about being with the promotion all nine years while entertaining and busting his butt for the fans. Ryan hits on one of the bartenders cause he’s sleazy. Get it? He talks about getting respect. Rick Knox comes out since he thinks he deserves as much respect apparently. Knox says he’s been involved with the promotion nine years too. Knox clotheslines Ryan. Famous B runs out as the bell rings.
Match in Five Words or Less: I’m The 13%
Match Highlights: B hooks an immediate cradle and gets two. Leg kicks and a forearm. Solid chop and another leg kick. Leg kick. B catches himself in the ropes and takes Ryan over. Roundhouse kick. Tope suicida misses. Ryan hits one of his own. Ryan sends B back in the ring for two. Right hands from Ryan in the corner. Clubbering blow to the back. Another right hand and a knee to the midsection. Whip but B climbs over. Cross body misses badly. Ryan points to his head. Knee drop to the head. Then he focuses on the back. Sitting abdominal stretch. Choking in the corner. B climbs over to the apron. Knee and comes from behind with an O’Connor roll. Ryan kicks out and B hits a pele kick. Pair of leg lariats and a dropkick. Charging back elbow. Ryan catches B with a back elbow. Swinging neckbreaker from B. Into the cover and two. Right hands from B. Ryan comes underneath and his a pumphandle exploder. B catches Ryan with a boot. Clothesline misses. Spinebuster straight into the two count by Ryan. Slap in the face. Ryan places B in the corner and asks who wants a moustache ride. Slaps from B. Double arm backbreaker out of the corner. Ryan heads outside. B hits a sliding dropkick as Ryan comes back in the ring. Tope con helo. B climbs the top rope. Swanton misses. Spear by Ryan. Powerbomb into a cover. Butterfly backbreaker. Superkick. 1-2-NO! Superkick number two blocked. Boot from B. Pumphandle backbreaker. Knox becomes involved. Ryan takes advantage and grabs… the Tazmission. B taps.
Match Analysis: Just an eye-rolling finish. Ryan is feuding with a freaking TNA announcer, and he has to prove what a smart guy he is by beating someone with Tazzzzzzz’s submission move. Know how they say some of the biggest marks are those in the business. No one exemplifies this statement more than Joey Ryan. Amazing how Famous B can look so great against B-Boy and come off so awkward and like a nothing opening match guy the very next show. Not a good start here.
Winner (s)/Time/ Rating: Joey Ryan/10:55/**
-Had to channel the negativity somewhere. Let the parade of awesome begin!
Match in Five Words or Less: Technical Something Or Other
Match Highlights: These guys have been around a long time, particularly in PWG. I’m looking forward to this a lot. Some basic mat work to start as Strong gets distracted by someone in the crowd. More exchanges. Monkey flip but Strong stands up. Pace picks up with a strike exchange. Single leg trip by Perkins. He rolls through and applies the half crab. STF attempt but Strong grabs the bottom rope. Chop in the corner by Strong. Another chop but Perkins comes back. Into another corner. Perkins goes for a vertical suplex to the outside. Knee to the midsection by Strong. Backbreaker but Perkins counters into the ropes. Perkins ducks so Strong ends up outside. Tope suicida by Perkins. What a sequence! Uppercut by Perkins. Strong reverses a whip. Perkins up and over. Cross body turned into a triad of backbreakers. Strong presses Perkins back first into the top turnbuckle. Hard back suplex leads to a two count. Into what can best be described as a chickenwing. Kick to the midsection by Perkins. Strong NAILS a dropkick. Backbreaker by Strong. 1-2-NO! Camel clutch. Small package by Perkins gets two. Boot to the chin by Strong. Into the corner for another chop. Whip. Perkins up and over. Cross body. Slaps. Leg kick and a rolling kick. Incredible. Perkins locks in an octopus. Into a flash pin for two. Perkins charges but meets a back elbow. Leg trip. STF but Strong shoves him off. Stronghold. Perkins rolls him up for two. Boot and enziguri by Strong. Kick to the head by Perkins. Strong press slams Perkins but Perkins rolls through with a kick. Running boot and backbreaker by Strong. Unreal. Gutbuster turned into a rana. Powerbomb by Perkins. 1-2-NO! Strong with a hard shove. O’Connor roll but Strong turns it into a backbreaker. Right into the gutbuster. 1-2-NO! Out of the way. Perkins manages a drop toehold. Dropkick. Springboard dropkick. Brainbuster. 1-2-NO! Strong counters. Perkins misses a kick. Jumping knee. Forearm. Orange crush gets Strong the win.
Match Analysis: This match was so darn fun to watch, less so to do play-by-play for. These guys never get the credit for being great wrestlers. Technical lightning is a wretched nickname, but it does a pretty good job of describing who TJ Perkins is as a performer. Strong works well with smaller guys, and this was no exception. Great way to help forget the opening 15 minutes. They packed a ton into 12 minutes.
Match Highlights: Hey, Chucky T is back in PWG. He gets the requisite chants about coming back. Yuma and Chuck start. Chuck sexually harasses Yuma in the corner to start. They take turns working the arm as the crowd apparently has turned on Yuma. Know how to turn someone heel in this promotion? Just have them appear on Impact. Yuma with a knee to the midsection. Snapmare but he gets shoved away. Drop toehold by Chuck. Camel clutch. Lucha roll by Chuck. Into an STF. Chuck pulls his hair. High dropkick. Ryan and Goodtime enter. Goodtime with some California kung fu. Shoulder tackle by Goodtime. Ryan grabs his leg and won’t let go. He steps on Ryan’s hand. Armdrags from Goodtime. Chuck avoids meeting the same fate. Dropkick by Yuma. Armdrag finally hit by Goodtime. Some shenanigans and the Monsters get into. Yuma sends Chuck out of the ring. Ryan with a forearm on Yuma. Trip by Goodtime. Low dropkick by Yuma. Springboard dropkick by Goodtime. Blow to the back by Yuma. Snapmare and flying hip attack by Yuma. Springboard seated senton by Goodtime. Double team leads to Yuma hitting a senton. Goodtime knocks some beer onto a patron in the front row. Kicks by Yuma on Ryan. Back suplex attempt by Yuma blocked. Tag to Goodtime. Ryan out of the way. Enzuguri on Yuma. Goodtime grabs his leg. Ryan shoves him away. Yuma pulls Chuck off the apron. Goodtime sends Ryan in the corner. Back splash in the corner. Hip check by Yuma. Springboard dropkick by Goodtime. Chops from Ryan. Goodime knocks Chuck off the apron again and kicks Ryan in the leg. Whip front first into the corner. Goodtime ties the arms in the corner. Another front first whip. Goodtime with a double stomp to the head. Another whip. Ryan with a boot out of the corner. Ryan shoved out of the ring. Ryan catches Goodtime with a boot. Clubbering blows by Goodtime. Ryan breaks through a double clothesline and clotheslines both men. Chuck comes in with a shoulder tackle on Yuma. Springboard dropkick by Goodtime. Moonsault misses. Overhead throw on Yuma. Uranagi slam blocked. Ryan with a kick to the midsection. Uranagi hit. Double kicks. Yuma breaks the count. Chuck with boots and forearms in the corner. Boots up by Goodtime. Monsters sent into each other. Roll-up by Chuck gets two. Goodtime with a bicycle kick. Explosive Amnesia gets two as Ryan breaks the count. Right hand by Goodtime. Ryan with a boot and right hand. Series of kicks miss. Dropkick by Yuma. Ryan up and over. Yuma into his own partner. Ryan hits a double lungblower. Chuck hits backcracker on Yuma. Axe kick by Ryan leads to a two count. Backslide attempt by Goodtime blocked. Kick misses. Leg lariat by Goodtime. Series of reversals. O’Connor roll by Goodtime as he clotheslines Ryan out of the corner. Chuck with a kick-out and Goodtime dives on Ryan. Taylor splash mountains Yuma out of the ring onto the other two men. Chuck hits a tope con helo. Goodtime sent back in the ring. Omega driver countered. Goodtime meets Chuck’s knee. Series of kicks. Snapmare driver by Ryan. 1-2-NO! Yuma pulls Knox. He sends Ryan out of the ring. Slap on Chuck. Series of right hands. Boot met with a jawbreaker. Ryan knocked in the crowd. Yuma climbs to the top rope. Chucky T breaks it up. Splash mountain countered. Yuma backslides Chuck as Goodtime holds his legs. This gets the Rocknes Monsters a victory.
Match Analysis: One of the biggest things about the PWG crowd is their fickleness. For whatever reason they have deemed the Rocknes Monsters unworthy of their support now. No idea why but if nothing else, Yuma and Goodtime are adjusting their style in a smart way. They’re still doing some of the babyface schitck, but it seems like they’ll be able to still do high flying stuff while remaining heels. This will remain crucial if they want to be successful. Yuma will also need to become more cowardly since he’s so small. Very solid and enjoyable tag team match as Rocknes seemingly adjusted midmatch.
Match Highlights: You know we’re getting serious with Cage when he has now dropped all affiliation with the Taylor family in singles matches. Feeling out process. Shoulder tackles go nowhere for both men. Elbow by Cage. Running boot by Edwards. A second misses. Chop goes nowhere. Shoulder tackle by Cage sends him down. Back suplex misses. Rana by Edwards. Snapmare and a kick to the back. Chop. Leaping senton. 1-2-NO! Chop. Low bridge. Running kick to the back on Cage. Dive attempt but Cage hits a jumping knee. Russian legsweep and a leg drop. Uppercut in the corner. Forearm. Whip but Edwards cartwheels over. Low superkick to the knee. Shining wizard. 1-2-NO! Edwards with a boot. Slap. Enziguri. Cage with a boot out of the corner. Powerbomb into his knee. Excalibur explains the Cage/Cage-Taylor thing. Wow. Stalling vertical suplex. Chinlock. Edwards battles his way out. Roll-up by Cage gets two. Running elbow. Running knee in the corner. Cage does curls with Edwards. Overhead slam. Shoulder tackle in the corner. Chop. Edwards whipped in the corner. Back to the chinlock. Chop by Edwards. Hip toss into the backbreaker by Cage. Springboard moonsault misses. Chops by Edwards. Chop by Cage. Edwards sent up and over. Forearm. Charge but Edwards dodges. Cage on the outside. Moonsault off the apron. That’s one way to not die hard. That’s just way to die. Cage sent back in the ring. Edwards hits a high angle dropkick off the top rope. Chops from Edwards. Northern lights suplex into a bridge for two. Cage hits a drunk slam but appears to drop Edwards on his head. Back elbow by Edwards. Lungblower into the cradle for two. Single leg crab. Cage works out of it. Standing trailer hitch. Edwards counters and hooks the STF. Edwards places Cage on the top rope. Cage with punches. Edwards with a leaping kick. Backpack slam countered. Cage sets Edwards on the apron. Discus clothesline and Edwards does a 360. Superman suplex done by the originator. 1-2-NO! Weapon X countered with an armdrag. Boot. Release German suplex. Superkick. Discus lariat by Cage. Pumphandle and he just drops Edwards. 1-2-NO! WEAPON X! 1-2-3!
Cage talks about getting his stuff in before talking about winning the PWG world title. He doesn’t care who the champion is, he’s coming for a sucka or a word I refuse to use in this review. SPINAROONIE!
Match Analysis: Undoubtedly the biggest win of Cage’s career as he just defeated a former ROH world champion. Cage is becoming a very good all around wrestler regardless, and wrestling guys like Steen and Edwards will only help his development. Very good match between these two as they matched up extremely well. Edwards as an underdog always works and Cage is not just a jacked up stiff. I can’t imagine Cage will be around much longer, but it sure is fun to see him become one of the best on the SoCal scene.
Winner (s)/Time/ Rating: Brian Cage/15:24/***1/2
Match in Five Words or Less: Cage Gets Something In
Match Highlights: Steen attacks Mack with the title during the entrance. Series of blows as they take a tour of ringside. Forearm on Mack. Series of right hands as Mack is prone in a chair. Steen sent head first into the apron. Mack sends Steen into the row of chairs. Right hand by Mack again. Steen with a forearm. Boot. Powerbomb into the side of the ring. Yeesh. Stomps to the top of the head. Mack with a shot to the gut. Back to the stomps go Steen. Steen sends Mack back first into the post. They finally enter the ring. Steen whips Mack into the corner and legitimately shook the ring. This is not hyperbole folks. The thing shook. Steen stands on Mack’s back. Steen with forearms. Leg kick. Steen with a knee to a prone Mack. Mack with a kick. Steen kicks back. Mack with a shot to the gut and more strikes. Clothesline misses. Steen with a blow to the back. Running senton. Punches in the face. Another ridiculous whip in the corner. Boots and kicks by Mack. High kick to the head. Thigh kick by Steen makes a noise. He takes a bow and basks in one streamer that was thrown in the ring. Double clothesline sends both men down. Forearm exchange. Lungblower by Steen. Cannonball whiffs. Very rare to see that. Mack with an elbow. Bicycle kick in the corner. Back drop driver. Charging clothesline. Springboard dripkick. Steen blocks it and locks the sharpshooter. Mack grabs the rope right away. Mack holds onto the top rope. Forearm by Steen. Samoan drop. Mack kips up but misses the standing moonsault. Rock Bottom! 1-2-NO! Swanton met with knees. Steen’s landing was uuuuuugly. Mack hits an exploder. 1-2-NO! Steen holds onto the ropes. Forearms from the champion. Mack with the samoan drop. Kip up and moonsault. Mack goes to the top rope. MOONSAULT! 1-2-NO! Crowd is on their feet and believes that was three. Steen out of a powerslam. Into the fireman’s carry as Knox gets taken out. F-Cinq. Steen covers but no ref. Mack was PLANTED right on Knox’s body and head. Brian Cage runs in and attacks the champion. Neckbreaker out of the Canadian backbreaker position. Steen covers. 1-2-NO! Package piledriver. 1-2-NO! The crowd is buzzing after that one. I think they thought that was the finish. Steen climbs to the top rope. Mack crotches him. Punch in the face. Series of punches. Steen comes out with him and hits a PSYCHO DRIVER! Knox could count to 100 but he only needs to count to three. Steen wins.
Match Analysis: Wow, that was quite the finish there. The fact that Mack’s best singles match in PWG came against Steen should come as no surprise. These two guys put together a very good match. Considering this was before the intermission, it was hard to see Mack winning. However, he came through in a big way and gave the type of performance that will keep him at the top of PWG cards. Obviously, the issue with Steen and Cage is to be extended. Who says PWG doesn’t do storylines?
Winner (s)/Time/ Rating: STILL PWG World Champion-Kevin Steen/18:12/***3/4
Match in Five Words or Less: Jesus H. Christ
Match Highlights: B-Boy and Younger have met in CZW twice, and this could be considered the rubber match. This is also Younger’s debut in the company. He looks to be in the best shape of his life. B-Boy with a running boot. Dropkick. Back to the mat they go. Japanese armdrag and a spinebuster from Younger. Chops. B-Boy slaps him in the face. Chops by Younger. Forearm by B-Boy. Turns into an exchange. Headbutt by Younger. Clothesline misses. Flapjack. Younger hooks in an Indian deathlock. He butterflies B-Boy’s arms. Samoan drop. Chop by Younger. Whip by B-Boy. Younger takes him up and over. Cannonball but there’s no one there. Younger sent back in the ring. B-Boy with a running dropkick. Younger with right hands. One kick from B-Boy sends him down. Chop in the corner. To another corner for a chop. Strike exchange ends with B-Boy forearming Younger hard. Into some sort of stranglehold. Elbows from Younger. B-Boy takes him up and over. Swinging neckbreaker while Younger is prone on the middle rope. Forearm exchange. B-Boy claps his hands across Younger’s ears. Snapmare and a kick to the back. Crowd wants to see it one more time. B-Boy obliges. Double stomp misses. Clothesline by Younger. Double chops. Series of right hands. 10 punches in the corner. B-Boy whipped in the corner. Bulldog gets two. B-Boy ducks a charge. Another stiff series of strikes. Enziguri in the corner. Iconoclasm but B-Boy drops Younger on his face. Apparently, this is a call back to Trent Acid. It’s a CZW reunion in PWG. Battle on the apron. Younger hits a Michinoku driver on the apron. He clears the fans out. Cannonball senton to the floor! Back in the ring for a two count. He calls for Drake’s Landing. B-Boy out. Half nelson suplex and a tiger driver by Younger. 1-2-NO! Back elbow by B-Boy. 2K1 bomb by Younger gets two. Chops from Younger. B-Boy placed on the top rope. Second rope implant DDT. 1-2-NO! Another battle on the apron. Series of nasty headbutts. Elbow and double stomp by B-Boy. Exploder on the floor. Good God. Younger is bleeding badly. He may have cracked the back of his head. B-Boy takes his shirt off. This is serious. Younger placed on the top rope. Right hand by B-Boy. Younger hits an avalanche Michinoku driver from the top. 1-2-NO! Acecrusher by B-Boy. Back drop suplex. A second one. Shining wizard but Younger is up IMMEDIATELY! Tiger suplex. Shining wizard. 1-2-NO! Headbutt and both men collapse again. B-Boy takes the elbow pad off and hits a forearm. Younger stands up. Uh oh. The other pad comes off. Hard forearms from both men. B-Boy charges in with one. Flying clothesline from Younger. Brainbuster countered with a knee strike to the head. Charging dropkick. Younger pounds the mat and comes from behind with Drake’s Landing. 1-2-NO! B-Boy counters out and hits a Cop Killer. 1-2-NO! AIR RAID CRUSH! Finally and mercifully… it’s over. B-Boy wins.
They pay their respects to each other after the match.
Match Analysis: I was not expecting the first four star match to come from these two. Younger’s PWG debut could not have gone better. I was ambivalent about his presence but now feel he could be an excellent addition if he’s going to be this good and stay in shape. They’re both insane for doing this match the way they did, but man was this something special to watch. Two guys just went out there and killed it. It felt like they had something to prove… and they proved it. Much respect to both men.
Winner (s)/Time/ Rating: B-Boy/21:42/****
Match in Five Words or Less: More Strong Style
Match Highlights: Oh yeah. Cause it’s not like these two don’t hit hard. This is one of those dream matches that can only take place in PWG or AAW. Immediate bicycle kick and back drop driver for Callihan. Stretch muffler! Quick roll-up by Elgin gets two. Forearm by Callihan. Chop and Elgin no sells. Elgin chops back. They exchange slaps in the face. Headbutt by Callihan but he hurts himself. Forearm by Elgin. Another sends Callihan to the ropes. Boot exchange. Forearm exchange. Elgin with more forearms. Callihan with a running chop. Elgin with one of his own. Elgin hits an exploder and gets two. Elgin misses a charge. Enziguri in the corner by Callihan. Running boot from Callihan. A second one. Callihan says he’ll do a third one. Elgin comes with a lariat, but Callihan sends him outside. Stunner on the top rope. Springboard clothesline sends Elgin to the floor. Dive caught. Elgin back suplexes Callihan on the apron. Elgin goes for a suplex but has it blocked. Knee to the midsection. Elgin drops Callihan again. Back in the ring briefly as Elgin quickly chops Callihan out. Elgin suplexes Callihan back in the ring and holds him for only a few seconds. Front first whip by Elgin. Crossface elbow. Slap in the face. Series of stomps by Elgin. Bodyslam by Elgin. Corkscrew splash misses. Callihan hits a death valley driver. Slingshot splash. Battle on the top rope. Callihan goes for a sunset bomb. Elgin blocks. Superkick to the left knee. They clothesline each other but don’t go down. they do it again. Elgin with a series of short clotheslines. Another low kick. Running boot to the head. 1-2-NO! Callihan gets caught in a waistlock coming off the ropes. Callihan with back elbows out of the suplex. Chop on the ear. O’Connor roll by Elgin. Deadlift German suplex gets two. Callihan with a roll-up. Elgin with a forearm to the back. Powerbomb blocked. Callihan backs him in the corner. Short clothesline. LARIAT! Elgin with back elbows out of the back drop driver. Series of knee strikes. Callihan knee strikes out of a suplex. Clothesline blocked. Callihan with a double sledge to the arm. Lariat by Elgin. 1-2-NO! Spinning back fist. Bucklebomb. Spinning powerbomb turned into a sunset flip. Stretch muffler locked in again by Callihan. Boots from Elgin. Callihan with a boot out of the corner. Elgin catches him with a ridiculous clothesline. Bucklebomb. Spinning powerbomb gets Elgin the win.
Match Analysis: Running out of things to say about matches on this show. This was another very piece of professional wrestling between two of the best on the indy scene. Elgin brought more intensity and fire than I’ve seen out of him in the past, and he’s really getting to that main event level. Callihan is controlling his personality better and not letting it be so dominant. I’m focusing on the annoying things that used to drive me nuts. Very impressed not only with their development as workers but their willingness to continue getting better and not sitting on their laurels.
Winner (s)/Time/ Rating: Michael Elgin/15:49/***1/2
Match in Five Words or Less: How Are They All Alive?
Match Highlights: No way I’m catching everything here folks. You’ll never believe this but the Bucks attacked the champions before the bell even rings. Future Shock double team Matt in one corner. Uno forearms Nick into the fans. O’Reilly with a knee to the midsection. Cole hits a big kick. Future Shock take turns forearming Matt. Nick hits Uno with a chair. Uno sent in head first. Matt hits Stupefied in the back. Cole hits Matt with a chair next. Superkick by Matt on O’Reilly. Stupefied slams Nick on the apron. Springboard double stomp. Boot by Matt on Cole. Back drop into a chair as Matt breaks the darn thing. Nick hits a pescado on O’Reilly. Powerbomb attempt countered with a back drop. Excalibur screams about something but the camera man missed it. Cole sends Stupefied into the post. O’Reilly with kicks on Nick. Matt wears Future Shock out with a chair. Stupefied kicks both the chair and Matt down hard. Nick drops him face first. Uno tosses a chair in Nick’s face. Backrake on Matt. O’Reilly with a forearm on Matt as Uno tosses the chair at Nick. Matt powerbombs O’Reilly INTO A ROW OF CHAIRS! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY! Bucks stand triumphant in the ring. Cole introduces the ladder. He nails the Bucks on the rebound. Stupefied with a tope con helo on Nick. Cole sends Matt’s head backwards into the ladder. Uno dropkicks the ladder into Cole. Just please don’t hit Cole’s beautiful face. DROPKICK FROM THE APRON TO THE FLOOR BY O’REILLY. SWEET BABY MOSES! O’Reilly sets the ladder up in the ring. Stupefied brings him off. Low dropkick to the leg. Stupefied climbs. O’Reilly with a leg kick. O’Reilly puts the ladder down. Stupefied counters. Chop and forearm. Leg kick. Nick harpoons a ladder and sends both men down. Nick climbs. Uno teeters the ladder. Nick recovers and hits a dive. Uno climbs for the belts. Matt from behind. Powerbomb countered. Matt low blows him. Bucklebomb into Nick’s boot. Matt hits a sliced bread off the ladder. The Bucks climb. Cole enziguris Nick. Matt meets the same fate. O’Reilly dropkicks Matt off the ladder officially. Cole puts the ladder in the middle turnbuckle, Nick ducks. Lungblower and Cole German suplexes Nick into the ladder. Future Shock each bring in individual ladders and climb. Uno and Stupefied bring in chairs. Stupefied appears to nail O’Reilly in the head. Without Nigel McGuinness telling him to put his hands up, it’s really not as important. I’d also call what they did stupid… but we haven’t even scratched the surface. As I say that, Cole gets slammed into a ladder spine first. O’Reilly breaks up the pose and kicks away. Stupefied with a dropkick. SSB put two chairs back-to-back. Uno sets O’Reilly up in a sidewinder. Double stomp by Stupefied sends O’Reilly spine first into the ladder. Nick shoves Rick Knox on the outside. Uno and Stupefied each get sent into different corners with lariats. Series of clotheslines hit and miss for both teams. Nick with a running knee on Stupefied. Bulldog/clothesline combo by Nick. Nick puts a ladder around his neck and begins hitting everyone. Knox even takes another ladder shot… RIGHT IN THE HEAD! Nick is bleeding and still hitting people with the ladder. His brother isn’t immune. Uno punches Nick. Alabama slam into the knees of Stupefied. Rick Knox is taken to the back and he’s bleeding. Cole and Uno battle on the ladder. Stupefied and O’Reilly go up as well. Both ladders get taken down. Everyone eventually sent down. Bucks hit a double superkick on O’Reilly. Nick torn down. Discus forearm on O’Reilly. Tandem piledriver. Uno takes the Buck down with the help of a chair. Uno sends the ladder in the corner. It’s table time. Fans help with the set-up. Cole prevents being powerslammed. O’Reilly with a series of kicks to the face. Kick by O’Reilly leads to a brainbuster by Cole through a chair. Stupefied matrixes under Future Shock and springboards off the ladder on both men. No one is in the ring but two ladders are set up. Stupefied puts another table in the ring. Nick nails Stupefied in the back with some sort of hammer. They put Stupefied on the ladder. Up the ladders they go. Nick sent flying. Stupefied exits the ring. Future Shock set up Matt for…SUPERPLEX THROUGH THE TABLE! SSB clear some of the plunder. Cole is put between the two parts of one of the ladders. Cole put in the corner. Oh my God. O’Reilly gets knee’d. O’Reilly gets suplexed into the ladder with Cole. Nick prevents FATALITY. Matt goes low on Uno. Springboard DDT on the apron on O’Reilly. Nick splashes O’Reilly through the table. Cole tries to get himself unstuck. Matt tosses a ladder across the back on Uno. Now the big ladder comes in. Matt climbs up the ladder. Uno grabs the foot. Superkick by Nick. Uno grabs it again. Superkick. Uno no sells. Double superkick. Superkick on Cole who is still stuck. More for Uno. Stupefied comes off the top rope and gets superkicked coming down. Unbelieveable. Both Bucks climb. Knox teeters the ladder and crotches both Bucks. Knox tells SSB not to dive… SO HE DOES HIMSELF! TOPE CON HELO! SSB go up and finally grab the belts.
Match Analysis: None required. This is the PWG match of the year.
Winner (s)/Time/ Rating: STILL PWG World Tag Team Champions-Super Smash Brothers/23:57/****3/4
The Verdict: I’ve been doing reviews of PWG shows three years. Not a single time have said thumbs down. I don’t care if they only run 10-12 shows a year. This company has a match quality standard that no indy can even touch. PWG might not be for everyone, but if you’re an indy wrestling fan, you owe it to yourself to watch one of their shows. There’s something magical about Reseda, California. They’ve got incredible fans, amazing wrestlers, and the best wrestling product going. Is this a thumbs up show? Duh.
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