Pro Wrestling Guerrilla presents Eleven
From: Reseda, CA
Opening Contest: Rocky Romero vs. Tommaso Ciampa: Ciampa misses a running kick and they trade forearm strikes until Romero pokes Ciampa in the eyes. Ciampa misses a clothesline and Romero taunts Ciampa in the ropes. Ciampa misses a running attack and crashes to the floor face first. Romero tries for a double knee off the apron, but is caught. Romero kicks Ciampa anyway and comes off the apron with a leaping knee strike. Romero kicks Ciampa a few times on the chest to maintain control in the ring. Ciampa boots Romero in the corner and blocks a hurricanrana. Romero uppercuts Ciampa and tries for a Slice Bread, but Ciampa counters with a backbreaker for a two count. Ciampa kicks Romero in the corner followed by chops. Ciampa bites Romero’s fingers and the fans let Ciampa know he’s sick. Ciampa back rakes Romero in the corner, but Romero delivers a back rake to Ciampa’s sunburned back. Ciampa stomps on Romero in the corner. Ciampa yanks Romero out of the corner by his feet for a near fall. Ciampa comes off the ropes to deliver several headbutts and heads to the top rope. Romero shakes the ropes to crotch Ciampa and delivers a right hand. Romero hits a superplex and both men are down.
Romero strikes Ciampa several times and delivers a kick to the gut after a slap from Ciampa. Romero head scissors Ciampa through the ropes to the floor. Romero takes Ciampa out with a suicide dive into the crowd! Ciampa takes a swig from a fans pitcher of beer! Romero heads to the top rope, but is met with a dropkick in midair. Ciampa nearly wins the match. Ciampa is rammed back first into the corner and Romero tries for a tornado DDT. Ciampa sends Romero hard into the corner back first. Ciampa delivers a running knee strike two times. Ciampa tries for an Air Raid Crash off the middle rope, but Romero counters with a powerbomb. Romero is sent into the ropes and hangs out, but is met with a knee strike. Ciampa drops Romero over his knee with a Air Raid Crash, but Romero kicks out at two! Ciampa slaps Romero a few times, but Romero fights back with a series of kicks. Ciampa forearms Romero, but Romero hits a knee in the corner and a tornado DDT for a near fall. They begin to trade forearm strikes in the middle of the ring until Ciampa chops Romero to the mat. Ciampa elbows Romero in the corner and is dropkicked by Romero on the middle rope. Ciampa counters a hurricanrana off the middle rope, but Romero counters a powerbomb with a hurricanrana. Romero clotheslines Ciampa in the corner a few times followed by a knee strike. Ciampa decks Romero with a discus clothesline to win the match. (***1/4. An enjoyable match to start the show and the crowd sounds like they are white hot for wrestling tonight. Romero was very entertaining and his comedy didn’t take away from the match.)
Second Contest: Cedric Alexander vs. ACH: Alexander wants to shake hands and they do after ACH thought about it. They start off with some mat wrestling countering each other. Alexander keeps control of ACH with a wrist lock on the mat. ACH springboards off the ropes to arm drag Alexander across the ring. ACH fakes Alexander out on a handshake with a side headlock. ACH tries for a shoulder block, but Alexander doesn’t budge. The fans want a test of strength, but ACH taunts Alexander several times. ACH knocks Alexander down with a shoulder block and does a handspring. Alexander chops ACH against the ropes several times. ACH nails Alexander with a dropkick for a two count. ACH chops Alexander in the corner a few times. Alexander strikes ACH and hits a swinging slam for a near fall. Alexander forearms ACH against the ropes. ACH kicks Alexander followed by a kick to send Alexander to the floor. ACH kicks Alexander from the apron on the floor. ACH does a crowd surf. ACH beats on Alexander over the back with a strike and chops around ringside.
ACH does some dance moves in the ring and taunts the fans before choking Alexander in the corner. ACH overhand chops Alexander in the corner and slides to the floor to avoid the corner. Alexander takes ACH out with a suicide dive! Alexander strikes ACH in the front row before getting a two count in the ring. ACH fights out of a headlock and delivers a forearm strike. Alexander drives ACH down with a backbreaker and a gut buster for a near fall. Alexander forearms ACH over the face and locks in a chin lock, but doesn’t get a submission. ACH nearly wins with a rollup, but Alexander connects with a dropkick for a two count. Alexander beats on ACH with chops in the corner and taunts the crowd. ACH elbows Alexander in the corner and drives Alexander face first into the middle turnbuckle. ACH fires back with several forearms. ACH beats on Alexander’s back. Alexander avoids two kicks and runs into a boot in the corner. ACH hits a German suplex for a near fall. Alexander hits a kick out of a Death Valley Driver position for another near fall. Alexander sits ACH on the top turnbuckle and delivers a right hand. Alexander tries for a suplex, but ACH fights off and shoves Alexander off. ACH kicks Alexander from the apron and hits a slingshot cutter for a near fall.
ACH signals for a 450 splash off the top, but is taking a long time to do so. Alexander rolls to the apron and avoids a stomp. Alexander boots ACH on the apron and hooks ACH for a move on the apron. ACH holds onto the ropes and forearms Alexander followed by a kick to the head. ACH is heckled by a girl saying he kicks like a girl. So, ACH kicks Alexander harder. ACH connects with a springboard double stomp over the middle rope for a near fall. ACH heads to the top rope and tries for a 450 splash, but Alexander got his knees up and almost wins the match. They get up in opposite corners with ACH missing a kick and Alexander connects with a running dropkick. Alexander counters a swinging flatliner attempt with a sit out driver for a near fall. Alexander has ACH on the apron and tells the fans to move. Alexander hooks ACH on the apron, but ACH counters with a cutter over the top rope causing Alexander to drop to the floor. ACH kicks Alexander off the apron and hits a twisting dive over the top to the floor! ACH heads to the top rope missing a 450 splash. Alexander with a forearm and a kick, but ACH hits a bicycle kick followed by the 405 splash for the win. (***1/2. I mean, that was a lot of fun. They showcased their agility rather well and also had some hard hitting moments, as well. It felt a times that it was just moves to hit moves, but the finish was good and the crowd ate this up.)
Third Contest: Michael Elgin & Johnny Gargano vs. Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent): Elgin and Trent start the match with Elgin shoving Trent down to the mat. Trent goes behind Elgin and gets a headlock on the big man. Trent tries to shoulder block Elgin, but he doesn’t budge. Elgin catches Trent on his shoulders, but Trent breaks free. Elgin trips Trent running the ropes and hits a slingshot splash for a two count. Gargano tags into the match, but Trent gets out of the corner and tags in Taylor. They are teasing a hug, which the fans want to see. They do hug each other, but Gargano puts a headlock on Taylor. Taylor shoulder blocks Gargano and delivers an arm drag. Taylor puts a front face lock on Gargano to keep control of the contest. Gargano dropkicks Taylor from a seated position and tags in Elgin. Elgin sends Taylor into the corner, but runs into an elbow. Taylor springboards off the ropes to dropkick Elgin into the corner. Trent tags back in, but Elgin works over Trent allowing Gargano to enter and work over the left arm. Trent nails Gargano with a forearm strike and plays to the crowd. Trent hits a standing moonsault for a near fall. Taylor tags back into the contest and stomps on Gargano. Trent returns to the match after Taylor slams Gargano. Trent tries for a slingshot boot, but Gargano counters with an ankle lock. Taylor hits a slow motion senton to stop Gargano. The crowd is going nuts for this!
Taylor chops Gargano in the corner and Trent returns to the match to deliver chops, as well. Trent misses a splash in the corner and Elgin delivers a few knee strikes. Trent forearms Elgin, but is stopped by a boot to the face. Elgin tosses Trent with a German suplex. Elgin runs into a boot in the corner. Elgin forearms Trent over the middle rope and connects with a dead lift German suplex for a near fall. Elgin boots Trent and dumps Taylor to the apron. Elgin forearms Taylor off the apron. Elgin clotheslines Trent in the corner and Gargano boots Trent. Elgin and Gargano hit a slam/neckbreaker combo for a two count. Gargano works over Trent with strikes in the corner. Gargano stomps on Trent’s hand and keeps arm control on the mat. Trent fights out with strikes and is met with a forearm. Gargano stomps on Trent followed by punches on the mat and taunts Taylor in the corner. Elgin works over Trent with forearms in the corner after hugging Gargano. Elgin holds Trent with a delayed vertical suplex. Gargano tags in and Elgin switches over to Gargano, but Trent counters with a suplex. Trent tosses Elgin with a throw, but fails to tag in Taylor as Gargano pulled Taylor off the apron. Elgin sends Trent hard into the corner back first. Elgin stomps on Trent’s face, but Trent fires back with strikes. Elgin tries to slam Trent out of the corner, but Trent counters with an arm drag and a double stomp.
Taylor and Gargano are tagged in with Taylor cleaning house. Taylor drops Gargano to the mat gut first followed by a dropkick to the face. Elgin strikes Taylor agains the ropes and is sent over the top to the floor. Gargano tries for a slingshot DDT, but Taylor tosses Gargano over the top to the floor onto Elgin. Taylor and Trent hug each other before hitting stereo somersault dives to the outside onto both men! Best Friends hit tornado DDTs for a two count. Gargano kicks Trent on the apron and head scissors Taylor to the floor. Trent gets kicked off the apron by Elgin after Gargano head scissors Taylor on the floor. Elgin climbs the ropes and grabs Trent for a middle rope delayed Falcon Arrow for a near fall! Elgin is rammed into the corner by Trent, but delivers a kick and tries for a German, but Trent lands on his feet. Trent gets a rollup, but is sent into a strike by Gargano and a slingshot DDT for a two count. Taylor pulls Trent to the floor and Elgin is yanked off the apron by Trent. Gargano takes Taylor out with a suicide dive. Gargano tries for a spear, but Taylor catches Gargano and they hit a DDT/double stomp combo for a near fall. Elgin saves Gargano for a double chokeslam and elbows the Best Friends. They try again, but Elgin breaks free a second time. Gargano sends Taylor into Trent with a spear and superkicks Taylor. They hit a back fist/superkick combo for a near fall on Taylor. Gargano is sent into Elgin on the ropes and Taylor hits Soule Food. Gargano sends Taylor into Trent, but Trent hurricanrans Elgin off the top rope. Trent and Garagno trade kicks and Elgin lariats Trent. Taylor knee strikes Elgin and all four men are down. All four men charge at each other hitting four running yakuza kicks and they are all down again.
They are trading strikes in the middle of the ring. Best Friends try for stereo chokeslams, but they are countered with stereo submissions in the middle of the ring. They counter with rollups for a two count. Taylor is sent to the floor and Trent is met with a double cutter for a near fall. Trent is on the top rope , but Taylor takes Elgin over with a sunset flip powerbomb. Trent hits a middle rope dudebuster and that’s good enough for the win! (****. Uh, that was a crazy tag match full of action and seemingly non-stop for a good portion of it. I was not expecting that to be as good as it was. Gargano and Elgin played well together as a team and everyone was made out to look like studs. This was a lot of fun. An exhausting match to review, I’ll say.)
This is Kevin Steen’s final appearance for PWG as he’s signed with WWE.
Fourth Contest: Kevin Steen vs. Trevor Lee: Steen doesn’t want to shake hands and goes after Lee with strikes before taking the action to the floor. Steen continues to beat on Lee around ringside with chops. They return to the ring where Steen keeps control in the corner. Steen sends Lee into the corner followed by a chop. Lee avoids Steen in the corner and hits a springboard head scissors and a dropkick after a rollup attempt. Lee dives over the ring post onto Steen. Lee uppercuts Steen upon returning to the ring. Lee dumps Steen over the top to the floor. Lee tries to springboard off the ropes, but Steen yanks Lee off and powerbombs Lee onto the apron. Steen delivers another powerbomb over the apron. Steen grabs Lee to deliver yet another powerbomb over the apron. Steen drags Lee to powerbomb Lee onto the fourth apron. Steen tries for a cover, but Lee manages to kick out at two. Steen steps on Lee’s face and plays to the crowd. Lee counters a powerbomb and nearly wins with a rollup. Steen boots Lee and steps on Lee’s midsection. Steen sends Lee into the corner and talks to Chris Hero from the ring to the commentary table. Lee elbows Steen followed by a boot. Steen ducks a clothesline and tosses Lee face first into the corner. Steen hits a running cannonball in the corner for a two count. Steen kicks Lee over the back and gouges Lee’s face.
Lee kicks Steen and ducks a clothesline before hitting a bungee plex and takes Steen out with a moonsault to the floor! Lee goes to the top rope hitting a crossbody for a one count. Steen drops Lee over his knee for a two count. Lee tries for a German suplex, but can’t get Steen over. Steen tries for an F5, but Lee counters with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Lee tries for a German suplex, but Steen doesn’t budge. Lee kicks Steen a few times leading to a successful German suplex for a two count! Lee uppercuts Steen in the corner a few times. Lee sits Steen on the top turnbuckle and tries for a superplex. Steen counters, but Lee drops down to kick Steen with a pele kick. Lee is caught on the ropes and Steen hits a middle rope rolling fireman’s carry. Steen spikes Lee with a package piledriver, but Lee powers out at two. Steen argues with the referee in the corner. Steen tries for a powerbomb, but Lee breaks free and delivers a kick. Lee kicks Steen followed by a leaping knee strike. Steen tries for an inside cradle, but Lee counters with a inside cradle and manages to pin Steen! (***1/4. The crowd was absolutely stunned that Lee pinned Steen in Steen’s final appearance. I wasn’t surprised that Steen lost since it’s usually the case when someone leaves for WWE. It’s a major upset and I wonder if PWG is going to focus on Lee moving forward. It’s a fun match and the right decision for Steen to lose before heading to WWE.) After the match, Steen cuts a promo putting over Lee as the future. Steen puts over the promotion.
Fifth Contest: Brian Kendrick vs. Frankie Kazarian: Kazarian clotheslines Kendrick over the top to the floor. Kazarian baseball slides Kendrick before returning to the ring and Kazarian rams Kendrick into the turnbuckles a few times. Kendrick puts a headlock on Kazarian, but Kazarian breaks free with a shoulder block. Kendrick chops Kazarian and plays to the crowd. They begin to trade chops and forearm strikes. Kazarian boots Kendrick and delivers a vicious lariat. Kendrick drops Kazarian over the top rope throat first, but Kazarian comes back with a springboard leg drop. They fall off the middle rope botching a move. Kendrick nails Kazarian with a heel kick. Kendrick sends Kazarian to the floor, but doesn’t follow up. Kendrick nails Kazarian with a running boot for a one count. Kendrick stops Kazarian with a jawbreaker and a kick to a seated Kazarian. Kendrick locks in a chin lock, but doesn’t get a submission. Kendrick keeps control with a boot to the face. Kendrick clubs Kazarian over the back with a strike, but Kazarian battles back with forearms. Kazarian almost wins with a rollup, but Kendrick comes back with a leg lariat for a two count. Kazarian forearm smashes Kendrick followed by a clothesline and a spin kick. Kazarian tosses Kendrick with a German suplex and holds on to deliver two more German suplexs. Kendrick sends Kazarian into the corner, but Kazarian plants Kendrick with a slingshot DDT for a near fall.
Kendrick delivers a boot to the face and tries for the Slice Bread, but Kazarian counters with a suplex throw for a near fall. Kendrick avoids a kick for a two count with a rollup. Kazarian nails Kendrick with a kick for another two count. Kendrick elbows Kazarian followed by a clothesline. Kendrick tries for a Slice Bread and hits it for a two count. Kendrick spikes Kazarian with a springboard tornado DDT and tries for a frog splash, but Kazarian got his knees up. Kazarian plants Kendrick with a reverse piledriver for a two count. Kendrick nearly wins with an inside cradle. Kendrick almost wins with a backslide and they begin to trade several pin attempts. They collide on stereo crossbody attempts. They go back to trading forearms. Kendrick delivers a kick, but Kazarian comes back with a dropkick. Kazarian spikes Kendrick with another reverse piledriver for a near fall. Kazarian is crotched on the middle rope when Kendrick shoves the referee into the ropes. Kendrick kicks Kazarian and goes to the top rope delivering a Slice Bread for a near fall. Kazarian blocks a springboard with a right hand. Kendrick drops Kazarian over the top, but Kazarian delivers a kick. Kazarian hits the Flux Capacitor for the win. (**3/4. I think this went a little too long and felt rather repetitive. There were also a couple of sloppy moments that hurt the overall flow of the match. It’s a solid match, but it didn’t need to go nearly as long as it did. Considering the remainder of the show, this seemed to be more of a cool down attempt for the rest of the show.)
Sixth Contest: Adam Cole vs. Roderick Strong in a number one contenders match: Strong starts off with wrist control, but Cole rolls through several times. Strong takes Cole down to the mat, but Cole reaches the ropes quickly. Strong nearly wins with a rollup out of a hip toss and delivers a heel kick. Strong chops Cole in the corner a few times to keep control of the contest. Strong drives Cole down with a backbreaker for a two count. Strong kicks Cole several times, but gets kicked off the middle rope by Cole. Cole stomps on Strong’s knee several times and puts a leg lock on Strong, but doesn’t get a submission. Cole takes Strong over with a snap suplex and goes back to a sleeper hold on the mat. Cole scoop slams Strong and misses a forearm drop off the ropes. Strong chops Cole several tomes. Cole stomps on Strong in the corner and chokes Strong briefly. They begin to trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Strong counters a suplex attempt and kicks Cole to the floor. Strong delivers a baseball slide dropkick and a slingshot crossbody to the floor. Strong chops Cole around ringside before returning to the ring. Strong connects with several running knee strikes in the corner followed by a suplex for a two count. Cole fights back with strikes to the back and is met with a few knee strikes and a backbreaker by Strong for a two count.
Cole elbows free from Strong and drops Strong over his knee for a two count. Cole kicks Strong followed by a running knee for a two count. Strong up kicks Cole before sending Cole to the apron. Cole backdrops Strong and tries for a a knee strike, but Strong counters with a Strong Hold, but Cole breaks free. Cole is kicked into the ropes and delivers a running knee strike for a near fall. Strong knee strikes Cole followed by a backbreaker, but on his injured knee. Strong covers, but Cole kicks out at two. Strong tries for a powerbomb, bu Cole hits a hurricanrana and a couple of superkicks. Cole drops Strong over his knee neck first and locks in the figure four leg lock. Strong manages to reach the ropes. Cole kicks Strong on the knee and is caught coming off the middle rope. Strong hits a gut buster and nearly wins with a rollup after Cole countered a backbreaker. Strong with the Sick Kick and finishes Cole off with a vertical suplex turned into a backbreaker for the win. (**1/2. It was a fine match, but when you compare it to everything else on the show, it wasn’t the most exciting match by any means. Strong getting a title shot is cool with me. Hopefully he doesn’t continually lose in those situations as he did in ROH for the longest time.)
Seventh Contest: PWG World Champion Kyle O’Reilly vs. Chris Hero: Early on, Hero controls O’Reilly on the mat with a chin lock and gets a one count with a rollup. The crowd is making sure they are quiet during the mat wrestling stages. O’Reilly counters with some mat wrestling holds, as well. O’Reilly gets a leg lock on Hero, but Hero rolls through quickly, but O’Reilly goes for an arm bar. They have a standoff moments later. Hero takes O’Reilly down to the mat and wrenches on the ankle, but doesn’t get a submission. O’Reilly tries for a leapfrog, and is met with a big boot in midair. O’Reilly controls Hero on the mat, but Hero quickly gets back to his feet only for O’Reilly try for an arm bar. Hero avoids the pressure and breaks free. O’Reilly knee lifts Hero coming off the ropes. O’Reilly plays to the crowd and is met with a big boot by Hero. Hero delivers another big boot after catching O’Reilly’s foot. O’Reilly boots Hero in the corner a couple of times. Hero dragon screw leg whips O’Reilly in the corner causing the champion to roll to the floor to regroup. Hero drops O’Reilly’s leg over the ropes and ties O’Reilly up in the roeps to deliver a running dropkick for a two count. Hero shoves O’Reilly to the mat and delivers a knee drop to the leg. Hero leg drops O’Reilly on the knee to keep the advantage.
Hero delivers a kick to the face for a two count. Hero keeps O’Reilly on the mat by twisting O’Reilly’s leg. O’Reilly remains on the mat and wants Hero to get in his guard, but Hero grabs the leg and O’Reilly locks in a triangle choke. However, Hero is able to reach the ropes. Hero rams O’Reilly into the ring post ribs first and wraps O’Reilly’s legs around the post for a few moments. O’Reilly kicks free from Hero and sends Hero into the corner. Hero elbows O’Reilly in the corner and goes to the middle rope, but O’Reilly forearms Hero a few times. O’Reilly hooks Hero for a suplex, but Hero shoves O’Reilly off. O’Reilly yanks Hero off the middle rope by his arm and locks in an arm bar. O’Reilly and Hero are on the middle rope where Hero nails the champ with a forearm strike. Hero puts a half Boston Crab on O’Reilly in the corner, but can’t win the match that way. Hero snapmares O’Reilly into the ropes leg first to maintain the advantage. Hero twists O’Reilly’s legs on the mat. Hero knee drops O’Reilly for a two count. O’Reilly blocks a senton with his knees. Hero chops O’Reilly in the corner to regain control of the contest. O’Reilly uppercuts Hero several times, but Hero connects with a boot.
Hero drives O’Reilly down with a knee breaker to the mat. Hero continues his offense with a dragon screw leg whip, but O’Reilly nails Hero with a kick to the head. O’Reilly kicks and uppercuts Hero a few times. O’Reilly uppercuts Hero and comes off the ropes delivering an atomic drop and a kick to the chest. O’Reilly kicks Hero several times knocking Hero to the mat. O’Reilly German suplexs Hero a few times. Hero elbows free, but is met with a knee strike and a choke! Hero breaks free with forearm strikes, but O’Reilly gets an arm bar on Hero. O’Reilly and Hero trade chops in the middle of the ring. O’Reilly staggers Hero with a kick to the chest. They begin to exchange strikes in the middle of the ring and block each other. O’Reilly kicks Hero in the midsection followed by a stomp to the head. They deck each other with roaring elbows and they both drop to the mat. They both get up and begin to trade forearm strikes. Hero turns O’Reilly inside out with a twisting vertical suplex for a near fall.
Hero kicks O”Reilly against the ropes, but O’Reilly fires back with strikes. O’Reilly boots Hero against the ropes and Hero forearms O’Reilly through the ropes to the apron. Hero connects with a running boot to O’Reilly on the apron and continues with a bicycle kick, but O’Reilly doesn’t fall off the apron. O’Reilly taunts Hero and wants a boot to the chin. Hero tries O’Reilly’s leg in the ropes and delivers a boot to the face before pushing O’Reilly to the floor. O’Reilly returns to the ring and Hero locks in a reverse cloverleaf. O’Reilly teases submitting, but doesn’t do so. Hero keeps an Indian death lock on the champion, but O’Reilly reaches the ropes. O’Reilly slaps Hero a few times followed by forearms, but Hero doesn’t go down. They trade boots, but O’Reilly hits a side suplex. Hero boots O’Reilly and O’Reilly comes back with a side suplex and a arm trapped suplex. Hero nails O’Reilly with a discus forearm, but O’Reilly manages to a cross arm breaker until Hero reaches the ropes. They continue to trade strikes in the middle of the ring. O’Reilly spikes Hero with a brainbuster for a near fall. Hero is met with a clothesline coming off the ropes and O’Reilly almost wins with a brainbuster. O’Reilly locks in the cross arm breaker and forces Hero to submit. (***. I was terrified that I was going to hate this match so much that I stopped the show for two days to brace myself. Luckily, it wasn’t a slow, plodding match that I had been anticipating. Now, did it need to go 30+ minutes? No, it didn’t. But, they had a solid match and the work held my interest for the most part. The mat wrestling segments weren’t drawn out too long and they incorporated the stiff shots at the right times to wake up the action and audience. All things considered, I was pleasantly surprised by this.) After the match, Roderick Strong comes out to give O’Reilly the title and shake hands. They do shake hands until Strong hits the Sick Kick and a backbreaker out of a vertical suplex position. Strong taunts the crowd while leaving O’Reilly laid out. Strong delivers a second backbreaker before departing.
Main Event: PWG World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks vs. World’s Cutest Tag Team (Candice LeRae & Joey Ryan) in a Guerrilla Warfare Match: Bucks block stereo suicide dive attempts with weapon shots to the challengers right at the start of the contest. Ryan hits a German suplex on Matt and powers Nick onto Matt’s back. Ryan hits a suicide dive onto Matt on the floor. LeRae chops Nick several times in the corner while wearing a Dragon mask. Nick kicks LeRae and puts the mask on before taunting her. LeRae hits a suicide dive tornado DDT onto Matt on the floor. Nick takes out Matt with a dive on accident and Ryan connects with a somersault dive to the floor onto the Bucks. LeRae as an abdominal stretch on Matt and avoids a weapon shot from Nick. LeRae sends Matt into Nick to spear his brother on accident. They brawl into the crowd where Ryan backdrops Matt in the crowd. Nick rams LeRae face first onto the announcers table on the stage area. Ryan is sent into the wall, but kicks Matt and elbows Nick. LeRae connects with a tornado DDT on Nick in the crowd. Matt catches LeRae in the corner and delivers a buckle bomb/kick to the head combo by the Bucks. Ryan is smashed with a trash can on the apron. Matt hits a springboard DDT onto the apron to send Ryan to the floor.
Nick rams LeRae into the corner to keep control of the contest. Bucks double team LeRae with a gut buster/flipping neckbreaker over Nick’s knee. Matt baseball slide dropkicks Ryan. Ryan superkicks Matt and Nick comes off the apron to kick Ryan. Nick hits a slingshot facebuster to LeRae and a moonsault to Ryan on the floor. Nick has a bag of tacks, but LeRae fights back with forearm strikes. Nick drops LeRae with a spinning back elbow. Ryan sneaks in and replaces the bag with another one. Nick dumps it out and it’s gummy bears. Ryan spears Nick onto the bears and Nick drives Ryan face first into the bears. Bucks eat a handful of gummy bears. Nick spits the gummy bears into LeRae’s face and Matt stomps on her. Matt tries to powerbomb LeRae into the corner, but LeRae counters and Nick hit Matt with a chair. Nick proceeds to throw the chair at LeRae to knock her out in the ring. Nick sets four chairs up in the corner and grabs LaRae to lay her over the chairs. Nick kicks Ryan and lays Ryan onto LaRae. Nick is stopped on the top by Ryan with a right hand. Nick is slammed off the top, but avoids the chairs to knee Ryan in the corner. LeRae tries to ballplex Nick off the middle rope, but Matt makes the save. The chairs are piled in the ring. LeRae hits a double ballplex leading to a Tower of Doom and everyone hitting the chairs in the middle of the ring.
LeRae heads to the top rope and leaps off hitting a moonsault onto the Bucks outside the ring! Ryan dumps Nick to the apron and LeRae tries to run the ropes, but superkicks Ryan causing LeRae to fall to the outside. Bucks hit a Slice Bread, kick and a trash can shot to Ryan’s head. Nick hits a 450 splash onto Ryan with a trash can over his body for a near fall. LaRae yanks Nick off the apron and the challengers hit a spike tombstone piledriver on Matt onto a chair for a two count. Nick tosses a chair at Ryan and LaRae is met with a superkick from Nick. Bucks try for More Bang For Your Buck, but LaRae takes Matt over with a reverse hurricanrana. Matt catches LeRae on the floor and the Bucks hit a spike tombstone piledriver on the floor! Nick dumps out the bag and its tacks, as expected. Ryan returns to the match and is met with a double superkick. Bucks put tacks into Ryan’s mouth and close his mouth leading to a superkick for a near fall! Nick has a shoe that has tacks glued to the bottom of it. LaRae steps in front of Ryan, and she is busted wide open. Matt superkicks LaRae with the tacked shoe and only gets a two count. LaRae is bleeding quite a bit. Matt accidentally superkicks Ryan with the tacks. Ryan blocks a superkick and removes the tack shoe. Ryan drops Matt’s barefoot onto the tacks and hits Matt with the shoe. Ryan spears Nick to the floor. LaRae hits a ballplex on Matt in the corner. LaRae drops tacks down Matt’s pants and connects with a ballplex onto the tacks for the win! (****1/2. I got chills watching the finish of the match. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen it and it’s been over seven years since the match originally took place. I found this to be a career, star making performance for Candice. She came out to be the toughest women in professional wrestling. I’ve always liked Candice and this was a great match. I really enjoyed this hardcore, brutal match. They went all out for twenty minutes and there wasn’t a down time. A fantastic main event with great crowd energy.) After the match, Kevin Steen and Adam Cole are in the ring to embrace the Young Bucks as this is the final time Mount Rushmore will be together in PWG. Steen turns his back and Nick says “we’re sorry, we love you.” Steen is met with three superkicks to leave Steen laying. That’s what happens when you leave, I guess.
Roderick Strong cuts a promo saying his actions speak louder than words. Strong says that he’s the gatekeeper in PWG. He’s tired of being the gatekeeper. Strong has never been the PWG World Champion and that changes tonight. He’s the number one contender and is coming for Kyle O’Reilly. Strong has been to the finals of BOLA twice. Strong is tried of being the gatekeeper and being the guy who has great matches. The promo cuts off before the end of the video, but I’m guessing he says he’s going to win BOLA and win the PWG World Championship.
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