Premier Wrestling Federation presents After Shock
From: Pottstown, PA
Opening Contest: Dewey Cheatum vs. Q-Sic: Sic tosses Cheatum to the corner to start the match. Sic tosses Cheatum across the ring out of a second lockup. Cheatum takes Sic down and gets a front face lock, but doesn’t get submission. Sic tries to power out, but Cheatum hits a DDT. Cheatum ducks a strike and chops Sic several times. Sic shoulder blocks Cheatum and comes off the ropes to deliver a boot. Sic powerslams Cheatum for a two count. Sic delivers a snap suplex for a two count. Cheatum tries to fight back with a chop, but is stopped by Sic. Sic elbows Cheatum for a near fall. They mess up a rollup spot and the crowd groans. Sic slams Cheatum to the mat for a near fall. Sic misses a leg drop off the ropes and both men are down. Cheatum hits a wheelbarrow bulldog for a near fall. Sic plants Cheatum with a powerslam for a two count. Cheatum almost wins with a rollup. Sic hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for the win. (*. Clearly these guys are newbies to the business because that was a rough one to get through and it was less than five minutes long. Sic has a good look to him and with some seasoning and training there could be potential.)
Second Contest: Greg Spitz vs. Simply Luscious: They play to the crowd on the middle rope with the fans supporting Luscious. Spits slaps Luscious in the corner and taunts the crowd. Luscious wrenches on the left arm a few times. Spitz counters with a wrist lock of his own. Luscious counters with a modified abdominal stretch. Spitz takes Luscious down to the mat, but is kicked several times. Luscious gets an arm bar on Spitz, but Spitz rolls through and locks in a bow and arrow submission. Luscious counters for a near fall. Luscious hits a tilt a whirl head scissors and kicks Spitz in the corner. Spitz bails to the floor to regroup. Luscious low blows Spitz and delivers a few strikes in the corner. Luscious dropkicks Spitz in the corner. Luscious delivers a running knee in the corner, but Spitz eye rakes and pummels Luscious with strikes on the mat. Spitz connects with a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Spitz works over Luscious with more strikes. Spitz sits Luscious on the top rope and delivers an overhand strike. Spitz hits a superplex leading to another near fall. Spitz misses a splash in the corner and Luscious gets a two count on a pin attempt. Spitz delivers a side Russian leg sweep several times before getting a two count. Spitz forearms Luscious, but Luscious comes back with a monkey flip. They messed up and STO spot and Spitz gets a two count. Spitz connects with a neckbreaker leading to a near fall. Spitz fails at a top rope hurricanrana and Luscious takes him down to the mat to win the match. (*1/4. This felt like it was just dragging along and they didn’t seem to have good chemistry, at all. Luscious was solid in there, but Spitz leaves a lot to be desired in the ring.)
Third Contest: PWF United States Champion Chris Divine vs. Michael Shane: Divine gets the crowd behind him before the action starts. Shane gets wrist control to start the match. Divine counters with elbow strikes to the arm. Shane leg sweeps Divine to the mat and keeps arm control pulling back on the hand. Divine counters and yanks on Shane’s arm a few times. Divine keeps Shane on the mat for a few moments. Shane counters with a hammerlock, but Divine counters and Shane reaches the ropes. Shane keeps control with a headlock and shoulder blocks Divine. Divine dropkicks Shane leading to a near fall. Divine stomps on Shane followed by strikes in the corner. Divine sits Shane on the top rope and looks for a suplex, but is shoved off by Shane. Shane hits a missile dropkick for a two count. Shane chokes Divine in the corner for a few moments. Shane delivers a quick seated dropkick for a near fall. Shane works over Divine with right hands in the corner. Shane boots Divine and tries for a DDT, but Divine avoids it. Shane is tripped, but Divine misses a twisting splash from the apron. Shane goes for a cover getting a two count. Shane keeps a sleeper on Divine, but doesn’t get a submission. Divine locks in a sharpshooter in the middle of the ring. Divine lets go of the hold and stomps on Shane several times. Shane hits a flapjack to drive Divine to the mat. They trade a few strikes until Shane knee lifts Divine and chokes Divine in the corner. Divine backdrops Shane to the mat and delivers a few right hands. Divine pummels Shane with right hands in the corner, but Shane breaks free with an atomic drop. Shane spikes Divine with a tornado DDT. Divine gets an inside cradle for a near fall. Divine hits a side Russian leg sweep for a two count. Divine sits Shane on the top rope and hits a hurricanrana leading to a near fall. Shane ducks a clothesline and superkicks Divine for a two count. Shane hits a running tornado DDT for a near fall. Shane ducks another clothesline, but Divine hits a full nelson spinning face buster for the win. (*1/2. The crowd didn’t seem to care for either man, but Shane came out to basically zero reaction. Shane’s superkick was the only move to garner a reaction from the crowd. Divine has never been a guy that I can get interested in and this match just didn’t connect with me.)
Rob Dimension is in the ring and says that he has a special gift for everyone in the venue. He says this is his final show as PWF President and will switch to General Manager focusing on television and other things. Dimension mentions they have television in California and are now nationwide. He says that he has been disrespected for five months by Gio Giovanni. As of tonight, Gio has been fired. PWF is done with trouble makers. That brings out Jay Briscoe. Briscoe says he’s sick and tired of being disrespected in the PWF. Briscoe says that Japan is a big deal now and he was there over a year ago. Briscoe was there before anyone else. He wrestled in TNA on pay per view and all over the world. He’s tired of being disrespected. Dimension asks what else Briscoe is looking for. Briscoe wants someone at the same level of him in the ring tonight. Here comes his opponent… Homicide.
Fourth Contest: Jay Briscoe vs. Homicide: Homicide takes Briscoe down to the mat and they trade some mat holds for a moment. Homicide shoulder blocks Briscoe, but Homicide backdrops Briscoe. Briscoe comes back with a dropkick to send Homicide into a corner. Briscoe delivers a snap suplex and holds on to hit a series of snap suplexs and a sit out front suplex for a near fall. Briscoe forearms Homicide a few times in the corner. Homicide fights back with a running forearm and running knee in the corner. Homicide covers for a two count and locks in an STF, but Briscoe reaches the ropes. Briscoe drives Homicide down to the mat with a back suplex. Briscoe works over Homicide with strikes and a running heel kick in the corner. Homicide hits a flapjack on Briscoe for a near fall. Briscoe low blows Homicide to gain control of the contest. Homicide rams Briscoe into the corner and hits a top rope hurricanrana. Homicide decks Briscoe with a clothesline leading to a near fall. Briscoe plants Homicide with a sit down powerbomb for a near fall. Briscoe tries for a Jay Driller, but Homicide counters with a side suplex. Homicide covers, but Briscoe kicks out at two. Homicide hits a brainbuster for a near fall. Briscoe gets out of the Cop Killa and big boots Homicide. Homicide responds with a big boot of his own for a near fall. Briscoe tries for a suplex and drives Homicide down to the mat for a two count. Briscoe spikes Homicide with a piledriver. Briscoe follows up with the Jay Driller for the clean win. (***. A good match as these two guys are far better than the other wrestlers we’ve seen thus far. They didn’t go all out like they probably would have for ROH, but there was enough here for it to be enjoyable. The offense was fun and it was a competitive bout.) After the match, Mark Briscoe enters the ring and gives Jay props for finally winning a match and not disgracing the family name. Jay challenges Mark to a match right now. Mark declines the offer. Jay challenges Mark for a match next month, but Mark again declines. Mark reminds Jay that he’s not old enough to wrestle in the state and leaves.
Originally, Amazing Red was supposed to team with CW Anderson, but Red has a foot injury. CW decides to wrestle a handicap match, but Josh Daniels comes out and joins CW instead for a tag match.
Fifth Contest: CW Anderson & Josh Daniels vs. Joey Matthews & Jack Victory: Daniels and Anderson go after Victory and Matthews with strikes to kickoff the match sending them to the floor. Daniels gets a headlock on Matthews followed by a shoulder block to send Matthews to the apron. Matthews works over the left arm of Daniels to gain control. CW gets involved distracting the referee. Victory yanks on Daniels arm from the apron and Matthews keeps arm control. Victory yanks on Daniels arm a second time while the referee is dealing with CW. Matthews kicks Daniels a few times in the ribs and keeps arm control. Lou E Dangerously gets involved and Victory ends up yanking on Lou’s arm and notices Daniels sitting in the front row. Matthews pummels Daniels with several right hands, but Daniels delivers a few clotheslines. Matthews kicks Daniels, but Daniels hits a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. CW enters the match and chops Matthews several times. Matthews avoids a spinebuster with strikes. Anderson gets a standing arm bar on Matthews and delivers a clothesline for a two count. Daniels is kicked by Matthews and Daniels hits a flapjack. Anderson axe handles Matthews over the back. CW overhand chops Matthews, but misses a splash. Matthews delivers a dropkick in the corner. Victory enters the match and nails CW with an elbow strike. CW is taken over with a double suplex. Matthews knee drops CW for a two count. Victory rams CW onto the apron face first. Matthews tries to steal a pin with his feet on the ropes, but the referee catches him. Matthews can’t put Anderson away. Matthews knee lifts CW and a forearm strike. Anderson counters a tornado DDT, but Matthews plants CW with a DDT anyway.
CW connects with an exploder suplex and both men are down. Daniels gets tagged in and tosses Matthews with a few suplexs. Daniels decks Victory and is met with a forearm by Matthews. Anderson decks Matthews, but Victory makes the save. Anderson is met with a double clothesline. Victory sends Daniels through the ropes to the floor. CW superkicks Victory. CW plants Matthews with a spinebuster and Daniels leaps off the top to hit a diving headbutt on Matthews for the win. (**. I was expecting a CW heel turn, but that never happened. Instead, we got a decent tag match. There wasn’t much of a story, but there was some decent action. The crowd seemed more interested in heckling Victory than enjoying the match, which tends to be the case in PWF.)
Sixth Contest: PWF Junior Heavyweight Champion Quiet Storm vs. Reckless Youth: Youth takes Storm down to the mat with a headlock, but Storm counters with a head scissors. They focus on mat wrestling to kickoff the match. Youth wrenches on Storm’s arm on the mat. Youth keeps arm control, but is taken down and Storm knee drops Youth’s leg. Youth locks in a surfboard on the mat, but Storm counters with one of his own. Youth tries for a cover, but Storm kicks out at two. Storm has a hammerlock on Youth for a moment, but Youth keeps arm control on the mat. Storm arm drags Youth on the mat, but Youth counters on the mat again. They have a standoff and the crowd shows appreciation. They trade arm drags several times leading to another standoff. Storm forearms Youth on the mat followed by a clothesline for a two count. Youth connects with a back suplex to get out of a sleeper. Youth hits a running Swanton and slams Storm to the mat. Youth goes to the top hitting a twisting splash for a near fall. Youth locks in a seated abdominal stretch, but doesn’t get a submission. Storm drops Youth over the middle rope and keeps control with stomps. Storm hits a series of northern lights suplexs for a near fall. Youth puts Storm on the top turnbuckle and hits a back suplex off the top rope causing both men to be down.
They get up and begin to trade forearms in the middle of the ring. Youth back elbows Storm to the mat and delivers a standing dropkick. Storm delivers a swinging neckbreaker and an elevated neckbreaker for a two count. Youth kicks Storm’s on the knee and locks in a cross arm bar. Youth reaches the ropes to break the hold. Storm hits a Michinoku Driver for a two count. Storm goes back to the cross arm bar, but Youth reaches the ropes again. Youth delivers with a swinging neckbreaker. Storm tries for a neckbreaker, but Youth counters with a swinging facebuster. Youth puts Storm on the top rope and hits a cutter for a near fall. Youth dropkicks Storm on the knee and locks in an ankle lock. Storm struggles, but reaches the ropes. Storm gets a rollup on Youth and wins the match. (*1/2. I was mostly bored by this as they spent a lot of time doing mat wrestling and the action just dragged along. The finish was a bit lackluster, too.)
Seventh Contest: Da Hit Squad (Mafia & Mack), Rockin Rebel & Striker vs. SAT (Joel & Jose), Chi Chi Cruz & Rapid Fire Maldonado in an elimination match: They start off with everyone brawling in the ring. Jose is splashed the Squad several times in the corner. The heels bail to the floor to regroup while the Squad and their team taunt them. Striker wants to shake hands with Joel, but Joel spits on his hand. Joel shoulder blocks Striker and runs the ropes before hitting a head scissors. Striker ducks a clothesline and shoulder blocks Joel for a two count. Striker dropkicks Joel into the corner and arm drags Joel. Striker hits a standing hurricanrana for a two count. Joel kicks Striker and delivers strikes against the ropes. Joel knee strikes Striker into the ropes. Joel misses Striker in the corner and Striker hits a bulldog out of the corner. Striker locks in a head scissors submission, but Jose leg drops Striker to break the hold. Striker is beaten down in the corner as the referee is distracted. Jose continues to work over Striker. Rapid nails Striker with a clothesline. Jose nails Striker with a big boot in the corner. Striker is met with a back elbow by Rapid and Cruz. Striker hits a stunner/DDT combo on Rapid and Cruz. The Squad enter the ring and clean house. Mafia sends Jose to the floor. Joel sends Mafia to the floor. Mack and Jose go over the top to the floor. SAT and Da Hit Squad have been eliminated. Cruz pins Striker to eliminate him.
That leaves just Rebel against Cruz and Rapid. Rebel hammers away on Cruz and delivers chops followed by more right hands in the corner. Rapid hits a spinebuster for a two count. Rebel tries for a back suplex, but Cruz punches Rebel and gets the pin. Cruz is found to have been using brass knuckles and he’s disqualified. Rapid plants Rebel with a swinging side slam for a near fall. Rapid elbows Rebel to the mat for another two count. Rebel hits a leaping clothesline. Rebel clotheslines Rapid for a two count. Rebel hits a reverse DDT and hits a leg drop for the win. (DUD. That sucked. All the eliminations sucked. SAT and Hit Squad getting eliminated that way was just poorly done. The story was predictable for Rebel to prevail over the heels. This was just not good on any level.)
Main Event: PWF Universal Heavyweight Champion Chris Hamrick vs. AJ Styles: Hamrick has early arm control, but Styles counters that quickly. Hamrick shoulder rams Styles and avoids an elbow drop. They trade a few arm drags and have a standoff. Hamrick shoves Styles to the mat and avoids a kip up hurricanrana. Styles kicks Hamrick away and delivers a senton splash for a two count. Hamrick bails to the floor to regroup. Hamrick somersaults into the ring and kicks Styles. Hamrick connects with a dropkick and forearms in the corner. Hamrick hits a running clothesline in the corner. Hamrick misses a second running clothesline and falls to the floor. Styles takes Hamrick out with a somersault dive over the top to the floor. Styles rolls Hamrick into the ring for a two count. Styles locks in an Indian death lock, but doesn’t get a submission. Styles sunset flips Hamrick from the apron, but is met with a dropkick. Hamrick decks Styles on the mat to keep the advantage. Hamrick slams Styles to the mat and goes to the top hitting an elbow drop. Hamrick holds Styles legs to deliver a knee drop to the groin. Styles hammers away on Hamrick with a flurry of strikes in the corner. Hamrick nails Styles with a big boot to avoid a springboard attempt out of the corner. Victory pulls Styles to the floor and rams Styles face on the commentary table. Styles hammers away on Hamrick, but Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but Hamrick counters. Styles nails Hamrick with a kick to the side of the head.
They collide on stereo clothesline attempts. Styles knee lifts Hamrick and hits a German suplex a few times. Styles plants Hamrick to the mat face first for a near fall. Styles tries for a suplex, but Hamrick blocks and hits a vertical suplex turned into a stunner for a near fall. Hamrick tries for a slingshot suplex, but Styles counters. Styles sends Hamrick through the ropes to the floor. Styles hits a moonsault off the apron and hits a reverse DDT on the floor. Styles rolls Hamrick into the ring managing a near fall. Styles forearms Hamrick and runs into a boot in the corner. Hamrick goes for a tornado DDT, but his legs hit the referee. Styles goes to the top rope and is crotched by Victory. Hamrick has Styles over his shoulder and hits a piledriver for the win. (*1/2. It is a rarity for AJ Styles to have a stinker of a match, but that was the case here. Hamrick didn’t seem to mesh well with AJ at all and was not in position to take a few of AJ’s key moves throughout the match. This was a major disappointment as I thought Hamrick’s style would have done very well against AJ. That was not the case.)
Well, this is a letdown of a show overall. The main event failed to deliver and the undercard wasn’t the strongest in the first place. Briscoe/Homicide was the best match, but ti was much tamer than anything they’d do in a bigger promotion. Recommendation to avoid.
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