PWS Frightmare Before-X-Mas 12/19/2015
Pro Wrestling Syndicate presents Frightmare Before X-Mas
From: Rahway, NJ
Opening Contest: Habib From The Car Wash vs. Fallah Bahh: Habib tries for an arm drag after avoiding Bahh in the corner, but fails. Habib delivers a jawbreaker and a heel kick to stagger Bahh. Bahh misses a splash in an attempt to counter a sunset flip. Habib nails Bahh with a sliding lariat on the mat for a two count. Habib tries for another arm drag, but jumps on Bahh’s back for a moment. Habib sends Bahh into the corner back first and walks the ropes finally hitting an arm drag. Bahh plants Habib with a swinging side slam. Habib tries to deliver strikes, but is stopped by a headbutt. Bahh scoop slams Habib and rolls onto Habib. Habib kicks out of a pin attempt and Bahh taunts the crowd demanding a three count. Bahh pummels Habib with strikes in the corner. Bahh smacks his head and misses a spear in the corner. Habib nails Bahh with a spinning heel kick and right hands in the corner. Bahh counters a tornado DDT attempt by sitting Habib on the top rope. Habib leaps off the middle rope to plant Bahh with a DDT for a two count. Habib heads to the top rope missing a double stomp and Bahh connects with a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Bahh goes to the middle rope missing a sit down splash. Habib goes to the top rope delivering a double knee splash for the win. (**. The crowd enjoys Habib, and I find him to be entertaining, as well. The match was fairly basic, but enjoyable.) After the match, Bahh attacks Habib and delivers a splash in the corner after sitting Habib on a chair.
Second Contest: The Heavenly Bodies (Dustin & Justin) vs. The Merry Men In Tights (Adam & Steve): Dustin and Adam kickoff the match with Dustin delivering a strike and locking in a headlock for a moment. Adam shoulder blocks Dustin and follows up with a headlock on the mat. Justin tags into the match, but Adam keeps a headlock on until being backed into a corner. Justin is dropkicked into a corner and dumps Adam to the apron. Adam shoulder rams Justin and tries for a sunset flip, but Dustin tags back in and kicks Adam. Dustin works over Adam with chops in the corner and sends Adam hard into the corner leading to a near fall. Dustin clotheslines Adam in the corner and Justin hits a heel kick for a two count. Justin mounts Adam to deliver several strikes and a stomp to the midsection. Justin assists Dustin on a standing moonsault for a near fall. Adam fights out of a headlock and is met with a knee lift by Dustin and a northern lights suplex for a two count. Dustin hits a sit out slam on Adam for a near fall. Dustin kicks Adam in the corner, but is met with a strike coming off the middle rope. Justin and Steve get the hot tags with Steve cleaning house. Steve backdrops Justin, but is superkicked by Dustin. Adam is sent into the ring post and the Bodies hit a wheelbarrow cutter combo for the win. (*1/2. I enjoy the Heavenly Bodies and think they work the gimmick well. I can see them being a major team for PWS and, if given an opportunity, a good addition as a depth tag team for a bigger promotion.) After the match, it’s announced at the Bodies have accepted Jarrett’s offer to be on team GFW at the next show in January.
Third Contest: Jeff Jarrett vs. Dan Maff: Maff sends Jarrett into the corner and taunts Jarrett on the apron. Jarrett hip tosses Maff and does a strut to taunt Maff. Maff backs Jarrett into a corner, but Jarrett goes under the ropes to avoid Maff. Jarrett hip tosses Maff again and does another strut. Jarrett rams Maff into the corner face first and is met with a hip toss and clothesline. Jarrett bails to the floor to regroup. Maff struts and taunts Jarrett. Jarrett is with the Heavenly Bodies on the floor, but Maff chops Jarrett and beats on Jarrett around ringside. Maff back rakes Jarrett followed by a chop before returning to the ring. Maff hammers away on Jarrett in the corner and misses a running cannonball splash attempt. Jarrett stomps on Maff to keep control of the contest. Jarrett sends Maff hard into the corner a couple of times. Maff fires back with a few strikes, but Jarrett locks in a sleeper hold. The referee checks Maff’s arm a few times, but Maff gets to his feet. Maff plants Jarrett with a back suplex and both men are down. Maff strikes Jarrett several times and delivers a couple of clotheslines. Maff hits a running cannonball splash in the corner leading to a near fall. Maff tries for the Burning Hammer, but the Heavenly Bodies get on the apron to cause a distraction. Jarrett hits the Stroke and pins Maff for the win. (*. Well, they didn’t do a whole lot and the finish was lame. Jarrett seems to do minimal most of the time I’ve ever watched him on the Indies and doesn’t usually help any talent he works with. Sure the finish protects Maff, but the action leading up to the that was dull and uninteresting.)
Fourth Contest: PWS Tag Team Champions Gregory Iron & Hush vs. The Reynolds Brothers (Alex & Kyle) vs. Aesthetics Enterprise (Charlie & Damian) vs. Club Taboo (Craig & Sandy): Craig starts the match by knocking the Enterprise down. Damian is nailed by a forearm from Sandy, but comes back with a couple of hip tosses and arm drag. Damian hits a standing shooting star press for a two count and Sandy bails to the floor. Alex enters the match and avoids Damian in the corner to hit a tilt a whirl backbreaker for a one count. Damian is met with a double drop toe hold and double dropkick by the Reynolds. Craig is met with a double dropkick, too. Hush takes Kyle down with a crossface, but Alex makes the save. Iron connects with a tilt a whirl head scissors on Alex. Iron head scissors Alex over the top to the floor. Charlie and Damien beat on Iron for the advantage. Damian taunts Iron to hit him, and Iron eventually does fight them off. Damian is chopped by the tag champs in the corner. Hush kicks Damian a few times over the top rope. Charlie accidentally clotheslines himself and Damian over the top to the floor. Craig and Sandy get involved, but the Reynolds enter too leading to all three teams brawling in the ring. Enterprise enter the match and everyone collide on clotheslines. Alex is sent into Kyle in the corner and Hush delivers s handspring back elbow. For some reason, the camera continues to go to a black screen during this match, so I’m missing some stuff. I’m assuming Hush hit a slice bread on Damian off of Charlie’s shoulders for a two count as the screen went black as they were setting something up. Reynolds hit a dive to the floor. Craig tries for a dive, but is dropkicked by Damian. Damian plants Hush with a Greetings From Asbury Park and picks up the win and tag titles. (*1/2. Well, the production for the match was a bit frustrating as the action cut in and out several times. I’m glad they went with the non-stop action and didn’t have much of a down period.)
Fifth Contest: Anthony Bowens vs. Bobby Wayward: The fans are heavily behind Bowens. Bowens shoulder blocks Wayward and does a handspring. Wayward takes Bowens down to gain control on the mat. Bowens counters and clubs Wayward over the back. Wayward delivers a strike to the midsection and takes Bowens back down to the mat. Bowens shoulder rams Wayward in the corner and follows up with a splash. Bowens remains on the apron to shoulder ram Wayward and nearly wins with a rollup. Bowens dropkicks Wayward coming off the ropes. Wayward delivers a jawbreaker and kicks Bowens off the apron. Wayward stomps on Bowens to maintain the advantage. Wayward tries for a cover after sending Bowens into the corner for a near fall. Wayward connects with a vertical suplex. Wayward stops Bowens with a strike. Bowens hammers away on Wayward, but Wayward knee lifts Bowens and keeps arm control on the mat. They trade a few strikes with Bowens jabbing Wayward several times. Bowens hits a Fame-Asser for a near fall. They trade a few forearm strikes with Bowens getting the better of the exchange. Wayward kicks Bowens coming off the ropes. Wayward decks Bowens with a kick to the head for a near fall. Bowens avoids a kick and superkicks Wayward. Wayward trips Bowens to the mat and locks in an ankle lock. Bowens misses a kick and Wayward keeps the hold on Bowens. Bowens rolls through and is met with another kick to the head. Wayward almost wins with a German suplex. Bowens elbows off of Wayward’s shoulders and delivers a forearm strike. Bowens slams Wayward to the mat for a two count. Wayward fights free from Bowens and delivers a roundhouse kick for the clean win. (**1/4. Well, that was not expected. The action was okay, but nothing all that great. Bowens was the more impressive wrestler during the match. Wayward has some good crowd heat, but I think it’s just because the fans like to get under his skin and chant his last name.)
Sixth Contest: Kevin Matthews vs. Devon Moore in a falls count anywhere match: Matthews knocks Moore off the apron to the floor and delivers a few strikes. Matthews slams Moore onto the ramp. Matthews tosses Moore off the stage and they brawl into the crowd. They brawl up the bleachers to continue the bout. Matthews delivers a leg drop on the bleachers. Matthews tries for the Ego Driver, but Moore backdrops Matthews on the bleachers. Moore knocks Matthews down the bleachers and hits a splash on the floor for a two count. Matthews sends Moore onto a table. Matthews sends Moore onto a table against the wall. Matthews sets a table up against the wall and sends Moore into the table for a near fall. They return to the ring where Matthews misses a slam attempt. Moore hits a springboard moonsault for a two count. Moore leaps off the top, but is met with a backbreaker for a two count. Moore counters the Ego Driver with a cutter for a near fall. Moore climbs the top missing a splash attempt. Matthews finally connects with the Ego Driver for the win. (*1/2. A fairly quick brawl and a mostly dominate showing for Matthews.) After the match, Matthews grabs Moore’s manager and connects with the Ego Driver.
Jeff Jarrett comes out to confront Matthews. The Heavenly Bodies are with Jarrett and they applaud Matthews for his victory. Jarrett talks about Matthews wrestling for GFW and considers Matthews a star. Jarrett wants to give Matthews the opportunity to be a GFW athlete. Jarrett wants an answer from Matthews if he’ll be part of GFW next month. Matthews appreciated working for GFW over the summer. Jarrett tries for a hug, but Matthews declines. Matthews tells Jarrett that he’ll answer him by the end of the night.
Seventh Contest: PWS Suicidal Six Way Champion The Drunken Swashbuckler vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Jessicka Havok vs. Starman vs. CPA vs. Bonesaw: Dutt and Bonesaw kickoff the match with Bonesaw backing off from Dutt against the ropes. Dutt takes Bonesaw down to the mat with a headlock to gain the advantage. Dutt kicks Bonesaw followed by a standing dropkick for a near fall. Starman tags himself into the match. Starman hits a crossbody for a near fall on Dutt. Dutt backs Starman into a corner, but Swashbuckler tags in to go after Starman. Starman stands still in the middle of the ring confusing the drunken pirate. Starman ducks a clothesline and kicks Swashbuckler a few times before hitting a 619. Bonesaw yanks Starman off the apron. Bonesaw misses a running attack and goes over the top to the floor thanks to Swashbuckler. CPA ducks mist and that hits Havok on the apron. Havok big boots Swashbuckler to the floor. CPA shakes hands with Havok and gets down on one knee, but she lets go. Havok shoves CPA into the ropes a couple of times. CPA pretends to collapse and Bonesaw dumps Havok to the floor. Bonesaw knocks Dutt off the apron and kicks CPA over the back. CPA shoves Bonesaw followed by a clothesline. CPA shoves the other guys off the apron, but doesn’t touch Havok. Bonesaw nails CPA with a clothesline and decks Havok on the apron. Bonesaw has CPA on his shoulders, but Havok pulls CPA off and Bonesaw bails to the floor. Swashbuckler and Starman are suplexed by Havok. CPA kisses Havok, but is shoved away. Havok chokeslams CPA and Dutt. Havok backdrops Bonesaw onto everyone on the floor. Havok climbs to the top rope and takes everyone out with a crossbody. Havok goes to the top rope, but Bonesaw hits a suplex off the top. Bonesaw goes to the top rope hitting an elbow drop, but Dutt makes the save. Dutt kicks Bonesaw several times and spikes Bonesaw with a tornado DDT. Dutt goes to the top rope, but misses a stomp and Starman hits a sit down double under hook powerbomb for a near fall. CPA trips Starman and delivers a DDT. CPA connects with a bottom rope splash, but Bonesaw breaks the cover. Bonesaw nails CPA with a TKO, but CPA gets into the ropes. Swashbuckler nails Bonesaw with a stunner and goes to the middle rope hitting a corkscrew splash for the win. (**. Well, that was a bit of a mess. The PWS characters aren’t all that entertaining, but they are somehow over with the local crowd, which is all that matters, I guess.)
Eighth Contest: Nikos Rikos, Phillip Simon II & Ronald Kingsley vs. Delroy, Jos A & Jos B: Sadly, I have no real idea who most of these guys are. Since this appears to be in a filler spot, I’m going to give this a long story short treatment. Delroy wins the match following a side slam. After the match, Raven and a creepy duo of horror film looking characters come to the ring and cause a distraction. Meanwhile, a guy with a chainsaw is coming to the ring through the crowd. The horror film looking guys proceed to attack the winners.
Ninth Contest: PWS Television Champion Chris Payne vs. Brian Myers in a ladder match: Myers throws his shirt at Payne and tries to get the ladder, but is stopped. Payne clotheslines Myers and plays to the crowd. Payne hits a snap powerslam. Payne grabs the ladder from the floor, but Myers hits a slingshot crossbody onto Payne. Myers jabs Payne in the midsection with the ladder. Myers sets the ladder up in the middle of the ring. Myers knee lifts Payne and rams Payne in the midsection with the ladder. Myers presses the ladder into the back of Payne’s head. Myers lays the ladder over the middle rope and tries for a suplex, but Payne crotches Myers onto the ladder. Payne nails Myers with a kick to the head and Myers falls forward. Payne goes under the ring to grab another ladder. Payne sets the ladder up in the middle of the ring. Myers yanks Payne off the ladder. Myers sets another ladder up in the corner. Myers sends Payne back first into the ladder. Payne sends Myers into the ladder back first. Payne climbs a ladder in the corner and moonsaults onto Myers. The ladder falls onto Myers, as well. Payne climbs the ladder, but settles for strikes. Myers kicks Payne to the floor.
Myers grabs another ladder from under the ring and slides it into the ring. Payne kicks Myers from the apron and Myers lays on a ladder. Payne connects with an awkward forearm smash. Payne climbs the ladder, but Myers climbs the other side. Payne punches Myers off the ladder, but Myers dropkicks the ladder to send Payne crashing to the mat. They climb two ladders and both fall off after trading punches. They climb the ladders again while trading strikes. Myers low blows Payne and hits a spear off the ladders. Myers climbs the ladder and hits Payne with a championship and pulls down both titles to win the match and win the title. (**. The flow for this one was a little weird as some of the spots felt a bit forced and unnatural. Myers winning makes the most sense to me as Payne doesn’t do much for me.)
Main Event: PWS Heavyweight Champion Matt Macintosh vs. Mario Bokara vs. Kenny Omega vs. Sami Callihan: All four men are in the match at the same time. Omega and Bokara go at it while Callihan works over Macintosh. Omega and Sami have a standoff in the middle of the ring. They trade strikes in the middle of the ring with neither man going down. They try for clotheslines, but neither guy goes down on two attempts. Omega dropkicks Callihan on the knee and hits a Fame-Asser. Macintosh kicks Omega into a corner and delivers a leaping knee strike. Macintosh misses a slingshot 450 splash. Bokara dropkicks Macintosh two times. Bokara splashes Macintosh in the corner followed by an exploder suplex. Sami waits in the corner to pump kick Bokara to the apron. Bokara misses a strike and is clotheslined off the apron. Sami takes Bokara out with a suicide dive. Macintosh forearms Omega and takes both men out on the floor with a suicide dive. Omega takes Macintosh and Callihan out with a somersault dive to the floor. Bokara goes to the top rope, but is stopped by Sami. Bokara kicks Sami away, but Omega gets in the ring to stop Bokara. Omega has Bokara on his shoulders, but Macintosh hits a sunset flip powerbomb to send them both down to the mat.
Macintosh misses Sami in the corner and is met with a kick to the face. Sami nails Macintosh with a running knee and does the same to Omega. Sami kicks Bokara and hits an elevated twisting suplex for a two count. Macintosh knocks Omega to the floor. Macintosh kicks Sami on the knee and delivers a superkick. Macintosh kicks Omega, but Omega comes back with a chop. Macintosh plants Omega with a handspring cutter for a two count. Bokara breaks the cover and takes Macintosh over with a suplex. Bokara tosses Macintosh with a German suplex. Bokara continues with another suplex and locks in an arm bar, but Omega breaks the submission. Omega elbows Callian and chops both Sami and Mario. Omega kicks Sami and takes Bokara over with a dragon suplex. Omega almost pins Sami with a dragon suplex. Omega and Macintosh trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Sami kicks Bokara away. Everyone is trading kicks it feels like. Sami plants Omega with a Death Valley Driver. Macintosh knee strikes Sami and hits a Cradle Shock for a near fall.
Omega waits in the corner and knee strikes Macintosh. Bokara is also met with a knee strike. Omega tries for the One Winged Eagle, but Bokara breaks free and locks in a submission, but Omega doesn’t submit. Macintosh gets a rollup on Sami while Bokara still had the submission, and that’s good enough for the win. (***1/2. At least we got a strong main event. They did quite a bit for a sub-ten minute match. The finish may have been a little flat as the crowd didn’t want Macintosh to win, but there’s probably no other choice in the matter. A quality match to end the show.)
After the match, GFW attacks the guys involved in the match. Dan Maff comes out, but he’s beaten down. Fallah Bahh comes out and he’s beaten down, too. Jarrett, the Heavenly Bodies and Sonjay Dutt are controlling the segment. Pat Buck runs down to the ring, but he’s also beaten down. Brian Myers runs down to the ring with his cane. Myers turns on PWS and hits Buck and Bokara with his cane. Myers is with GFW.
Eventually, Kevin Matthews comes out and proves his loyalty to PWS. Matthews tricks them into thinking he’s aligned with them and then cleans house.
The show is full of primarily average wrestling, but the main event was fun and at least left the show on a positive note. I am interested in the PWS/GFW angle and their show the following month. That could be fun to check out. As for this show, I’ve got to give it a thumbs down overall.
Thanks for reading.
Bob Colling Jr. View All
31-year old currently living in Syracuse, New York. Longtime fan of the New York Mets, Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Vikings. Avid fan of professional wrestling and write reviews/articles on the product. Usually focusing on the old school wrestling.
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