Written by: Bob Colling
Pro-Pain Pro Wrestling presents Five-Star Four-Way
From: Philadelphia, PA
Tod Gordon comes out to address a few issues going on. Gordon says that Talia isn’t here tonight. Gordon says that is because of Jasmine St. Claire and The Pitbulls for Talia not being here. CJ O’Doyle will have a rematch with Monsta Mack. There is a royal rumble match for the tag titles. Every five minutes, a new team will come out to compete. Gordon notes the four way main event for the 3PW Heavyweight Championship which will involve Joey Matthews, AJ Styles, Chris Sabin and Christopher Daniels. The match will be an elimination match. 3PW Heavyweight Champion Joey Matthews makes his way down to the ring. Gordon tells Matthews that this is his time, but Matthews refutes that. Matthews says that Gordon didn’t believe in him. Matthews lists all the guys that he has beaten and Gordon bows down to him. Matthews lists the guys involved in the match to promote the title match. Matthews promises that he’d kick Gordon’s ass had Gordon not made a rule to not allow people to hit him and vice versa.
Matt Striker comes out and he’s acting like Paul Heyman! Striker wants 911 to choksslam the referee, but there’s no 911. Heyman looks at Gordon and says he’s “guilty as charged.” Striker changes his tune when Gordon threatens to take Striker out of the battle royal. It appears that Striker and Eckos will not be in the battle royal if they don’t get along.
Opening Contest: Slyck Wagner Brown vs. Ruckus: Brown keeps Ruckus on the mat with a side headlock for a few moments. Brown gets a two count with a rollup and trades arm drags with Ruckus. Ruckus leg sweeps Brown leading to a near fall. Ruckus boot scrapes Brown on the mat and connects with a head scissors. Ruckus takes Brown over with a hurricanrana. Brown rolls to the floor and Ruckus runs the ropes but us met with a shot with a broom that was under the ring. Brown hits a springboard moonsault for a two count. Ruckus gets tossed over the top, but pulls himself up only to be clotheslined over the top to the floor. April Hunter kicks Ruckus on the floor to help Brown out. Brown sends Ruckus into the guard railing back first. Brown keeps Ruckus on the mat with a submission, but Ruckus isn’t giving in. Brown chokes Ruckus over the middle rope and Hunter hits a leg drop on the apron over the middle rope. Brown gets a two count.
Ruckus comes off the ropes to hit a spinning back flip kick and a razzle dazzle in the corner. Brown stops Ruckus with a clothesline for a two count. Brown works over Ruckus with chops in the corner but runs into a strike. Brown drops Ruckus with a tilt a whirl backbreaker and a top rope moonsault for a two count. Brown low blows Ruckus on the middle rope and leaps off only to be met with a dropkick in midair. Ruckus goes for the cover, but Brown kicks out at two. Ruckus hits a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Ruckus hits a standing twisting moonsault for a two count. Ruckus hits a face buster, but can’t put Brown away. Ruckus tries a springboard crossbody, but Brown hits a swinging side slam for a two count. Brown hits a dragon screw leg whip off the middle rope. Brown puts a Stretch Muffler on Ruckus. Ruckus is trying to reach the ropes and manages to break the hold. Ruckus kicks Brown in the corner and knocks Slyck to the mat. Ruckus misses a corkscrew splash. Ruckus surprises Brown with a rollup and wins the match. (**1/2. A decent opening match to start the show. 3PW seems to be high on Ruckus and the same can be said for Slyck. However, it seems as if they aren’t ready to pull the trigger on Slyck quite yet. I think April Hunter could be an interesting draw for 3PW as well. I kind of get a Chyna in the WWF vibe from her.)
Second Contest: April Hunter & Slyck Wagner Brown vs. Double Trouble (Jack Victory & Rockin’ Robel) vs. Matt Striker & Rob Eckos vs. Pitbulls 2004 (Gary Wolfe & Mike Kruel) vs. Roadkill & Blue Meanie in a battle royal for the vacant 3PW Tag Team Championships: Matt Striker is acting like he’s one of the Bushwhackers as he’s the first entrant. Double Trouble is the second team out, which appears to mean that Striker is wrestling on his own for the match. Striker is about wrestle with Rebel, but Rob Eckos comes out and he’s embraced the Bushwhackers gimmick?! They hit a battering ram on Rebel followed by a double clothesline. Victory gets knocked down with the same sequence. Double Trouble attack from behind to get the cheap advantage. Rebel slams Striker out of the corner. Rebel connects with a scoop slam while Victory hit Eckos with one of the titles. Striker is met with a double backdrop. Eckos works over Rebel in the corner with shoulder rams, but Rebel fights back with strikes. Rebel plants Eckos with a spinebuster. Striker stomps Victory to the floor and Rebel drops Striker with a right hand. Rebel helps Victory back into the ring. Double Trouble is sent into the same corner and Rebel lands behind Victory while on all fours for the cheap comedy pop.
The next team to come out is, Blue Meanie & Roadkill. Eckos and Striker have been eliminated during the entrance. Meanie and Roadkill clean house on the heels with strikes. Roadkill nails Rebel with a boomerang from the floor. Meanie dropkicks Victory to the floor and Victory is upside down on the apron. Roadkill continues to beat on Victory on the floor while Meanie low blows Rebel for a two count. Rebel low blows Meanie and Roadkill tossed a chair at Rebel from the floor. Roadkill chokes Rebel in the corner followed by a strike to the lower midsection area. Victory is trying to get the ring steps on the floor, but is struggling with them. Roadkill hammers away on Victory and sends Victory into the steps. Roadkill leaps off the steps to splash Victory on the floor. Rebel sends Meanie into the guard railing. Roadkill sends Rebel into the guard railing again. Roadkill uses the ring bell to ring Rebel’s head. Roadkill covers Rebel but only gets a two count in the ring. Roadkill misses a splash in the corner and Rebel nearly wins with a rollup. Rebel clotheslines Roadkill for a two count.
Rebel sends Roadkill to the floor and follows to keep control. Victory taunts the crowd while Meanie is laid out in the ring. Roadkill whacks Rebel with a steel chair on the floor. Roadkill beats on Victory while a countdown for the next team begins…
Gary Wolfe and Mike Kruel are the next entrants for the match. Roadkill grabs Jasmine St. Claire on the apron, but Kruel attacks from behind to save her. Wolfe hammers away on Meanie in the corner while Kruel focuses his attack on Roadkill. Wolfe clotheslines Meanie and Roadkill gets double teamed. Victory has a camera and takes a picture of the Pitbulls 2004. Wolfe decks Victory and stomps away on Victory several times. Kruel is driven down with a double slam. Roadkill tries to cover Kruel, but only manages a two count. Roadkill and Meanie brawl with Pitbulls 2004 for a few moments until Rebel enters to work over Meanie in the corner and strikes Kruel in the opposite corner. Meanie splashes Rebel followed by a bulldog, which looked sloppy. Wolfe is clotheslined by Double Trouble for a two count. Kruel and Wolfe are trying to eliminate Meanie, but aren’t successful. Rebel powerslams Kruel for a two count. The countdown for the final team begins…
Matt Striker acting like Nikolai Volkoff and Rob Eckos acting like the Iron Sheik come out. The match has stopped as they do their comedy bits. Striker gets eliminated by Wolfe and Roadkill and then casually walks backstage. Victory and Rebel get eliminated at the same time. Roadkill splashes Kruel in the corner as the final team gets a countdown for their entrance…
April Hunter and Slyck Wagner Brown make their way down. Slyck goes after Kruel and sotmps on Meanie. Wolfe clotheslines Hunter followed by a leg drop. Brown works over Meanie with strikes in the corner, but Roadkill splashes Brown from behind. Roadkill side slams Brown for a two count. Wolfe knocks Roadkill to the mat following a few strikes. Meanie has been choking Hunter for several moments in the corner, but Hunter stops Meanie with a low blow and fights back with strikes. Wolfe forearms Hunter to the mat and Kruel chokes Hunter some more. The fans are chanting that they want Striker again. Roadkill hits a middle rope bulldog on Kruel for a two count, but Brown breaks the cover for some reason.
Iron Maiden begins to play and out comes Striker and Eckos acting like the Legion of Doom. Eckos has football pads on and Striker is using cardboard and they have tin foil for the spikes. Wolfe strikes Striker and Roadkill sends Eckos over the top to the floor. Roadkill decks Kruel with a clothesline. Brown tries to eliminate Kruel, but isn’t able to do so. Wolfe slams Brown while Meanie continues to choke Hunter over the middle rope. The fans want Striker again. Brown baseball slides Kruel on the floor and they continue to brawl. Hunter forearms Wolfe in the corner. Hunter takes Roadkill down with a head scissors. Kruel sends Brown into the railing while Wolfe plants Hunter with a Samoan Drop. Jasmine St. Claire grabs Meanie’s leg and Wolfe clotheslines Meanie over the top to the floor to eliminate Meanie and Roadkill.
Wolfe whacks Hunter and Brown over the back with a steel chair on the floor. Wolfe tosses the chair at Hunter, as well. Wolfe whacks Hunter over the back a second time. Brown comes running over and works over Wolfe with strikes until Kruel delivers a few strikes. Kruel waits for Hunter to get up in the ring and hits a back suplex followed by a leg drop. Kruel taunts Brown, which is now breaking into a regular tag rules match. Kruel scoop slams Hunter and tags in Wolfe to keep control of the match. Wolfe misses a clothesline and Hunter nearly wins with a crossbody. Wolfe drops Hunter with a clothesline. Kruel chokes Hunter in the corner while the referee was distracted by Brown across the ring. Wolfe slams Hunter to the mat and tags in Kruel. Kruel keeps a sleeper hold on Hunter and switches to a neck vice. Hunter gets a head scissors submission on Kruel, but Wolfe breaks that up quickly.
Hunter continues to be worked over by Wolfe for several moments. Kruel forearms Hunter to the mat, but Hunter takes Kruel down and locks in the Boston Crab. Wolfe breaks that up with an awkward running forearm. Hunter counters a suplex with a snap suplex. Wolfe gets the tag and prevents Hunter from tagging out. Hunter kicks Wolfe and Brown gets tagged in. Brown clotheslines Wolfe a few times to get momentum and backdrops Kruel. Brown boots Wolfe in the corner and puts a head scissors submission on Wolfe in the corner. Kruel hits Brown with a chair as Brown was upside down in the corner. Wolfe grabs Hunter and hits a Death Valley Driver. Hunter isn’t the legal man. Todd Gordon runs into the ring and clotheslines Jasmine St. Claire. Kruel grabs Hunter and puts her on the top turnbuckle. Brown chops Kruel from behind and hits the Appreciation Bomb, but Wolfe breaks the cover up at two. Hunter is still on the top turnbuckle as Wolfe and Brown brawl outside the ring. Hunter gains her footing and leaps off to hit a crossbody and manages to pin Kruel right in the middle of the ring. (**. They made the right decision to put the titles on Hunter and Brown. I have to think there is going to be a great focus on Hunter moving forward as she’s over with the crowd and they got a decent pop for the win. Striker was the most over act in the match and the crowd continually chanting for him took away from the match. 3PW may not be aware of how much the fans like the comedy act that Striker provides every show. This match went on for far too long and it dragged along after awhile.)
Third Contest: Monsta Mack vs. CJ O’Doyle: Mack starts off with a shoulder block and arm drags O’Doyle. They trade a few arm drags leading to a standoff. O’Doyle ducks a clothesline and gets dumped to the apron. CJ drops Mack throat first over the top and hits a crossbody off the top for a two count. Mack press slams O’Doyle dropping CJ over the top rope. Mack tries for a press slam, but CJ counters with a rollup for a two count. April Hunter and Slyck Wagner Brown come down to ringside to cut a promo. Brown says the champ is here and says he’s better than Samoa Joe. Brown says Mack has been wrestling for an hour and hasn’t won the match yet. Brown thinks he could beat O’Doyle in four minutes. April Hunter thinks she could make O’Doyle submit in two minutes. Hunter proceeds to enter the ring.
Fourth Contest: 3PW Tag Team Champion April Hunter vs. CJ O’Doyle: Hunter and O’Doyle trade chops in the middle of the ring. Hunter grabs O’Doyle’s groin and makes CJ submit in 28-seconds. (NR. I can’t rate this because it’s just ridiculous.)
Monsta Mack returns to the ring and calls out Roadkill for a singles match. Roadkill answers the challenge.
Fifth Contest: Roadkill vs. Monsta Mack: Mack hits reverse jawbreaker to the back of Roadkill’s head and knocks Roadkill to the floor. Mack tosses a trash can onto Roadkill outside the ring. Roadkill whacks Mack with the trash can off the apron. Roadkill nails Mack with two trash cans before returning to the ring. Roadkill climbs to the top rope and Mack whacks Roadkill with the top of the trash can! Mack manages to take Roadkill off the top with a superplex for a two count. Mack grabs a table from under the ring and slides it into the ring. Roadkill leg drops the trash can onto Mack and sets the table up in the corner. Roadkill whacks Mack with two trash cans and tries for a spear, but Mack sidesteps Roadkill causing Roadkill to go through the table in the corner. Mack hits Roadkill with the trash can and goes to the opposite corner looking for the Van Terminator. Mack leaps off the top, and makes it across the ring, but doesn’t actually connect with the move. Mack decides to grab a second table. Mack cannonballs the trash can into Roadkill in the corner. Mack puts Roadkill on a table and then crotches himself on the top rope. Roadkill grabs Mack and hits a TKO, but they roll off the table. Roadkill hits the move on the second attempt and wins the match. (*1/2. That was rather sloppy. These guys kept it to brawling but they tried a few things that they aren’t normally used to doing at all.)
Main Event: 3PW Heavyweight Champion Joey Matthews vs. AJ Styles vs. Chris Sabin vs. Christopher Daniels in an elimination match: Sabin and Matthews start the main event. Sabin gets wrist control on Matthews, but Matthews takes Sabin down quickly. Matthews gets out of a head scissors and pulls Sabin’s hair leading to a standoff. Sabin trips Matthews coming of the ropes and connects with a shoulder block. Matthews misses a splash in the corner and Sabin hits a seated dropkick on Matthews in the corner. Styles and Daniels enter the match to try their luck. Styles has wrist control on Daniels for a few moments. Styles tries to kick his way free from a wrist lock and does so by kipping up to his feet. Styles keeps Daniels on the mat with a hammerlock. Styles almost wins with a sunset flip, but Daniels regains control with a headlock. Daniels avoids a dropkick, but Styles manages to hit the dropkick for a two count. Sabin tags into the match and dropkicks Daniels on the mat for a two count. Sabin hits a standing dropkick for a two count on Daniels. Matthews tags in, but Sabin got to his feet and Matthews backed off. Matthews tries for a suplex, but Sabin counters with a vertical suplex for a two count. Styles tags into the match and forearms Matthews. Styles backdrops Matthews and tries for a suplex. Matthews hits a northern lights suplex on Styles for a two count.
Styles forearms Matthews several times, but Matthews shoulder rams Styles in the corner. Styles gets a rollup on Matthews out of the corner and delivers several chops in the corner. Matthews avoids more chops, but Styles chops the champs back. Styles misses a spin kick and Matthews has Styles in a Torture Rack before dropping Styles over his knee face first. Styles takes Joey over with a kip up head scissors. Sabin tags in and dropkicks Styles. Daniels clotheslines Sabin to prevent a dive. Daniels tries for a moonsault, but Styles forearms Daniels off to the floor. Sabin and Styles hit stereo somersault dives to the floor onto Daniels and Matthews! Styles has Matthews in the ring and tries for the Styles Clash, but Daniels connects with a kick from behind. Daniels nails Styles with a heel kick for a two count. Daniels plants Styles with a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Matthews enters the match and keeps control on Styles with strikes. Matthews clotheslines Styles in the corner leading to a near fall. Daniels returns to the match and beats on Styles again with strikes. Daniels slams Styles followed by a knee drop.
Daniels forearms Styles several times followed by right hands. Styles fights back with right hands and tries for a discus clothesline, but Daniels cuts Styles off with a strike. Daniels slams Styles and delivers a few more strikes on the mat. Matthews tags in and drops Styles with right hands. Matthews spears Styles in the corner. Matthews nearly pins Styles with a rollup. Daniels tags in and stomps away on Styles in the corner. Daniels puts an abdominal stretch on Styles and is using Matthews for extra leverage. Sabin runs over and yanks Matthews off the apron to save Styles. Styles sends Daniels into the corner but runs into a big boot. Daniels plants Styles with a back suplex for a two count. Matthews returns to the match and keeps Styles on the mat. Daniels drives Styles down with a gut buster and taunts Sabin. Matthews forearms Styles leading to another two count. Daniels tags into the match and Styles continues to be double teamed.
Styles comes off the ropes and collides with Daniels on stereo clothesline attempts. Matthews prevents Styles from tagging out and knocks Sabin off the apron. Matthews hits a vertical suplex on Styles for a two count. Daniels stomps away on Styles and hits a side slam for a near fall. Styles hits a reverse DDT/DDT on Matthews and Daniels. Styles tags in Sabin, who cleans house with clotheslines. Sabin dropkicks both Daniels and Matthews. Sabin spikes Matthews with a tornado DDT after kicking Daniels. Sabin plants Styles with a springboard tornado DDT! Matthews spikes Sabin with a double arm DDT to pin Sabin. Chris Sabin has been eliminated.
Matthews mocks Sabin by waving goodbye to Sabin. Matthews elbow strikes Styles and keeps AJ on the mat to deliver a knee drop. Styles chops Matthews several times out of the corner. Styles splashes Matthews in the corner. Styles takes Matthews over with a snap suplex and locks in a front face lock. Matthews reverses out and nearly pins Styles. Styles kicks Matthews several times on the chest. Matthews low blows Styles to stop AJ. Daniels tags into the match and accidentally clotheslines Joey. Styles clotheslines Daniels followed by a neckbreaker for a two count. Styles keeps Daniels on the mat with an Indian death lock. Styles tries to get a submission, but Daniels elbows free. Daniels forearms Styles and tags in Matthews. Matthews forearms Styles and chokes AJ over the middle rope. Matthews chokes Styles on the apron and Styles falls to the floor. Matthews misses a clothesline and hits Daniels on accident. Daniels and Matthews begin to trade strikes until Styles clotheslines both men.
Matthews stops Styles with a back suplex for a two count. Daniels plants Matthews with a back suplex, but Styles does the same to Daniels. Styles nails Matthews with a discus clothesline and kicks Daniels to the mat. Styles clotheslines Matthews followed by a German suplex and a face buster. Daniels gets met with a back suplex by Styles. Styles spin kicks Matthews to the floor. Styles tries for a reverse DDT, but Daniels connects with the Last Rites. Matthews hits the double arm DDT on Styles to earn a pin after shoving Daniels out of the way. AJ Styles has been eliminated.
Daniels is pulled to the floor where Matthews delivers a few right hands. Matthews sends Daniels into the guard railing side first. Matthews uses a chair on Daniels back. Matthews continues to use the chair on Daniels. Daniels sends Matthews into the guard railing. Daniels has the chair and uses it on Matthews a few times. Daniels takes Matthews out with a moonsault to the floor. Daniels hits an STO, which saw Matthews hit his head hard. Daniels signals for the BME and hits it for a two count! Matthews hits a neckbreaker on Daniels. Matthews hits the Virginia Necktie, but Daniels kicks out at two. Matthews goes to the top and hits a flying clothesline for a near fall. Daniels backdrops Matthews and tries for Angels Wings, but Matthews counters managing to put the Sharpshooter on Daniels.
Matthews pulls Daniels to the middle of the ring to prevent a rope break. Daniels is able to reach the bottom rope to break the hold. Daniels kicks Matthews away and connects with a few clotheslines. Daniels hits a DDT followed by a Blue Thunder Driver for a two count. Daniels signals for the Last Rites. Matthews rolls through and superkicks Daniels. Daniels counters a DDT by hitting the Angels Wings and pins Matthews to win the title! (****. A really good main event with four of the best workers on the independent scene. Matthews had a successful reign and by the end of it he became a main event level heel for 3PW. Daniels winning should make for some good main events just based on in-ring action moving forward .)
It’s a one match show as the main event delivered a really good match. The undercard is mostly weak and they had to use people multiple times to get through the show. Checkout the main event and there’s nothing else to see here. Unless, you’re really into Matt Striker’s comedy.
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