Hello Fightful! As all the time, I’m KOSS, and I’m right here to ship a double shot of PWG, with All Star Weekend 14! These two displays are happening on 4/20 and four/21, and are two of the remaining 3 displays happening within the notorious Legion Hall in Reseda. It’s bittersweet to look PWG go away that dirty outdated construction. Numerous PWG’s highest moments ever have taken position inside of there, however, on the identical time, it feels proper for PWG to after all transfer on as much as a larger, higher venue. And their seeming new venue, the Globe Theater in Los Angeles, is indisputably a step up, as observed from the preview from their first display there, Time is a Flat Circle. It’ll be unhappy when May 25th rolls round and PWG says good-bye to their house for the decade, however it’s additionally an exhilarating new bankruptcy in PWG’s historical past that I will be able to’t wait to dive head first into.
With the sentimentality out of the way in which, let’s speak about those All Star Weekend 14! I’ll be slicing the preview into two articles, only for the sake of comfort. As for those displays, there can be returns, some debuts, two identify suits, and a large number of very attention-grabbing match-ups! So let’s get proper into it!
All Star Weekend 14, Night One
Match #1: Trevor Lee vs. Rey Horus
I’m happy to look Trevor Lee again. This is his first PWG look since night time one in all All Star Weekend 13, the place he wrestled Joey Janela in a unconditionally cast, if uneventul, event. I believe that it was once excellent for Lee to be off the displays for a couple of months, as his shtick began to run along with me after some time. Not that he’s dangerous; certainly not, Trevor is an out of this world wrestler. But you’ll simplest see him sneak assault any individual all over the intros such a lot of occasions. I believe spending a couple of months away will freshen him up, and result in a bit of extra passion. And as for his opponent, Rey Horus is without doubt one of the maximum criminally underrated wrestlers PWG brings in. His remaining event in PWG was once at Time is a Flat Circle, towards Joey Janela. Before that was once a couple of Triple Threats at Nights One and Two of All Star Weekend 13, towards Sammy Guevara and Flamita, and Trent? And Matt Sydal respectively. This will have to be a unconditionally cast, a laugh event, with Trevor taking a look to flooring Horus’s flashy, top flying taste.
My pick out to win: With this being Trevor’s first event in PWG in about Five months, and with him being a larger identify in PWG than Horus, I be expecting Trevor Lee to select up the win right here.
Match #2: Jonah Rock vs. Joey Janela
This is most probably the most important conflict of kinds at the complete weekend. On one aspect, you may have Joey Janela; a certifiable madman that can bounce or fall off of anything else, onto someone. He smokes, he bends the principles, and he has a common overlook for his personal protection, as all dangerous boys will have to. And at the different aspect, you may have Jonah Rock; a large Australian beast, with an unlimited array of suplexes and stiff moves, with a shocking quantity of athleticism as well. Joey’s been at each and every PWG display since his debut within the 2017 Battle of Los Angeles, along with his fighters starting from Sammy Guevara to Marty Scurll, Flash Morgan Webster to Trevor Lee, or even the ROH World Champion himself, Dalton Castle. Jonah made his PWG debut within the 2017 Battle of Los Angeles as neatly, falling to the 2018 New Japan Cup winner, Zack Sabre, Jr. Since then, he’s wrestled Adam Brookes, Keith Lee, and Jeff Cobb. I believe that this can be a actually, actually a laugh event, with Joey desperately flinging himself on the a lot greater Rock to check out and produce the behemoth down. It will have to be a actually uniquely wrestled event, and I will be able to’t wait to look it.
My pick out to win: Jonah is heading right into a PWG World Championship event in the principle match of the second one night time, and a win over the Bad Boy builds momentum. I think very assured that Rock will pick out up the victory.
Match #3: Violence Unlimited (Tyler Bateman and Brody King) vs. RINGKAMPF (WALTER and Timothy Thatcher)
Remember once I mentioned that Jonah Rock and Joey Janela was once most probably the most important taste conflict of the weekend? This event is the explanation i put a most probably in there, as a result of I rather frankly have 0 thought how this event may play out. RINGKAMPF is a fairly large departure from maximum tag groups, appearing no-nonsense, and specializing in grappling, suplexes and placing. And relating to Violence Unlimited……..neatly, I do know completely not anything. I first heard of Tyler Bateman when PWG introduced him, and after a bit of little bit of googling, he it seems that has a demented magician more or less gimmick, and is a SoCal man, educated on the identical faculty as other folks like Eli Everfly and Jake Atlas. I believe this event’s high quality will actually rely on how Violence Unlimited mesh with RINGKAMPF, which, I must be rather fair, I don’t see, merely with how RINGKAMPF’s taste is. I’m hoping that isn’t the case, as I’d like to look Violence Unlimited do neatly. I’m hoping for the most productive, and anticipating the worst in this one. And that isn’t a knock on any of those 4 wrestlers, I simply don’t see their kinds blending in any respect.
My pick out to win: The PWG Law of Debuts states: “No Wrestler Shall Win In His Debut Match With The Promotion,” That will proceed right here, and RINGKAMPF gets a win over the debuting crew.
Match #4: Sammy Guevara vs. Flash Morgan Webster vs. Robbie Eagles
No corporate does a triple risk rather like PWG! This will have to be an excessively a laugh one, with some eclectic personalities. I believe Sammy Guevara is unbelievable as a smarmy, douchey heel, and he backs it up with some very a laugh suits, along with his remaining event in PWG towards REY FENIX at Mystery Vortex V being an especially a laugh, top flying spectacle. Flash could also be a a laugh wrestler, with a large number of distinctive and a laugh offense. His comedy along with his large helmet is quite humorous and certainly not overbearing or lengthy winded, and he can again it up by means of handing over persistently a laugh suits. And making his PWG debut as neatly this is every other Australian big name, Robbie Eagles. Eagles is a reputation that I’ve observed pop up as any individual who can be a perfect are compatible for PWG. Eagles has been a reputation within the Australian Independent Scene for some time now, maximum prominently wrestling for PWG (Professional Wrestling Alliance), the place he’s a former World Champion. This will have to be a actually a laugh, fast-paced triple risk with a lot of top flying.
My pick out to win: Guevara has received maximum of his suits in PWG. In truth, his simplest loss comes from Jeff Cobb in the second one spherical of the 2017 Battle of Los Angeles. I believe that Guevara is being constructed against an eventual PWG Title event towards Keith Lee. So I believe Guevara selections up every other win right here, possibly pinning the debuting Eagles.
Match #5: Bandido vs. Taiji Ishimori
I used to be SHOCKED when PWG introduced Taiji Ishimori for those displays. Ishimori is any individual I’ve adopted for some time, in Pro Wrestling NOAH, in addition to in sporadic New Japan Pro-Wrestling appearances. Ishimori’s a 3x GHC (NOAH’s model of New Japan’s IWGP. It stands for Global Honored Crown.) Junior Heavyweight Champion, in addition to a former TNA X-Division Champion, and a 6x GHC Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion. He competed in New Japan’s 2016 Super Junior Tag Tournament, attaining the finals with ACH, ahead of falling to Roppongi Vice. It’s actually cool to look a journeyman, 15 yr vet like Ishimori make his method to PWG, as PWG generally is going for more youthful guys, like a Sammy Guevara, Robbie Eagles, Will Ospreay, ect. But I will be able to’t whinge. Ishimori’s opponent this is Bandido, who made his PWG debut at Time is a Flat Circle, in a Tag Team event towards Zachary Wentz and Dezmond Xavier, teaming with Flamita. By all accounts, the event was once extremely a laugh, and Bandido were given a perfect response, and carried out spectacularly. This will have to be a really perfect a laugh event, and it’s one I’m tremendous excited to look.
My pick out to win: Even although he’s making his debut, I believe I’m going to head with Ishimori right here, as he’s the extra established veteran. Also, I believe it’ll be a larger deal when he wrestles his opponent at the subsequent night time, who I believe Ishimori will lose to.
Match #6: Hangman Adam Page vs. PWG World Champion Keith Lee (Non-Title)
In my assessment for Mystery Vortex V, I mentioned that Keith Lee was once a long term PWG World Champion. And 3 months later, right here we’re, with Keith Lee as our PWG World Champion. Lee as Champion is an important transfer, as he’s one of the distinctive wrestlers round at the moment, with the ability to combine brutal hoss preventing techniques with energy strikes with completely insane athletic talent. Lee’s one in all my favorites nowadays, and it’s superior to look him get PWG’s greatest prize in with reference to a yr since his debut, eventually March’s Nice Boys (Don’t Play Rock n’ Roll), in a triple risk towards Brian Cage and Sami Callihan, Speaking of, how superior is it not to have to look Sami and the Crists in PWG anymore? They had been stinking up PWG displays with mediocre suits, and I’m happy to look that it sounds as if their tenure has come to an finish. Now, off that little tangent, let’s get into Lee’s opponent right here, the debuting Hangman Adam Page.
….sadly, I’m no longer precisely ecstatic about this one. Page is ok, however he’s no longer any individual who involves thoughts relating to being PWG high quality. His event with Switchblade Jay White at Strong Style Evolved was once extraordinarily uninteresting, and, out of doors of multi-man tags, and a No DQ event with Jay Briscoe, I will be able to’t precisely rattle off all of the nice Adam Page suits. But with rumors of The Young Bucks gaining much more affect in bringing other folks in, I figured it was once just a subject of time ahead of Adam got here in. I wouldn’t say Adam is dangerous. I simply assume he’s actually generic, and that he actually, actually lucked into the Bullet Club. However, I’ll input this with an open thoughts. If Hangman brings it, and has a perfect event with Keith, I’ll gladly consume crow. But if he is going the course that Marty Scurll has long past, depending on reasonable comedy reasonably than in reality entertaining wrestling, you’ll guess I’ll be none too happy.
My pick out to win: This is Keith Lee’s first event as PWG Champion, and thus, I doubt he loses right here, particularly to a debuting skill. So I think very assured pronouncing that Lee will pick out up a large win right here over the debuting Bullet Club member.
Match #7 and the Main Event of All Star Weekend 14, Night One
For the PWG World Tag Team Titles:
The Young Bucks
The Rascals (Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz)
The Chosen Bros. (Matt Riddle and Jeff Cobb) ©
And so comes the third remaining primary match that the American Legion Hall will ever see. And boy, is it a loopy one. First, you may have the Young Bucks. What extra must be mentioned? The Young Bucks were with PWG since their first years in wrestling, debuting in PWG all of the long ago in 2007. Since then, they’ve rocketed to heights by no means ahead of observed in indie wrestling. And thru all of it, from TNA to ROH, to ROH once more and New Japan, from Generation Me to Bullet Club they’ve all the time persisted to return again to the tiny Legion Hall in Reseda that gave them their first primary smash. The Young Bucks run deep in PWG’s historical past, and it’s simplest becoming they’re in probably the most very remaining primary occasions within the construction that PWG’s known as house. Next, The Rascals. They made their debut at Time is a Flat Circle, after a a hit excursion of Dragon Gate in Japan, which actually delicate either one of their paintings. By all accounts, that they had a fully unbelievable event with Flamita and Bandido, and it will have to were excellent sufficient to get them a PWG Tag Title shot. These guys are the brand new crew at the block, and they’re going to without a doubt have one thing to turn out towards the most important crew in wrestling, and the champs. And talking of the champs, they’re the Chosen Bros, Matt Riddle and Jeff Cobb. They are nonetheless undefeated as a crew in PWG, their lastest victory in combination additionally being their first a hit identify protection, towards RINGKAMPF in a impressive event at Mystery Vortex V (which you’ll learn my ideas on right here on Fightful!). The Bros. glance to shield their titles in what is going to certain to be a wild, chaotic tag, with our bodies certain to be flying in every single place, and nobody left sitting in Reseda.
My pick out to win: I believe PWG can nonetheless get so much out of The Chosen Bros. and their tag identify reign, so I be expecting them to retain their titles right here, most probably pinning one in all The Rascals.
And there’s PWG’s All Star Weekend 14, Night One! This one gives a large number of a laugh, new issues, with just a choose few issues I’m no longer specifically serious about seeing. But you by no means know, as belongings you aren’t too certain about would possibly marvel you. This is a brilliant taking a look display, and it’ll be an effective way to begin the good-bye to Reseda, and to the Legion Hall.
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