PWF Xtreme Intentions 8/11/2002
Written by: Bob Colling
Premiere Wrestling Federation presents Xtreme Intentions
From: Pottstown, PA
Opening Contest: Steve Corino vs. Billy Bax: Early on, they counter each other on the mat trading wrist control. Bax hip tosses Corino and gets a two count, as does Corino. That leads to a standoff. Bax declines a handshake and gets in Corino’s face leading to them trading slaps and strikes. Corino tries for a cross arm bar, but Bax keeps his hands together. Corino works over Billy’s left arm in the corner. Bax hip tosses Corino, but Corino appeared to take it weirdly and landed on his head. They trade strikes with Corino fighting from his knees and chops Bax. Bax counters the Old School Expulsion with a northern lights for a two count. Bax boots a charging Corino followed by a missile dropkick for a two count. Bax goes to the apron and hits a slingshot leg drop for a two count. Bax tosses Corino with an exploder suplex for a near fall. Corino hits a back suplex to drive Bax down to the mat. They trade forearm shots until Corino decks Bax with a discus forearm. Corino hits a running face wash in the corner and plays to the crowd. Corino puts Bax in a tree of woe and hits a baseball slide dropkick. Bax nearly wins following a powerslam. Bax goes to the top rope, but is stopped by Corino. Corino tosses Bax with an exploder suplex off the middle rope, but Bax still kicks out at two. Bax backdrops Corino and hits a belly to belly suplex. Corino just gets his boot on the bottom rope to stop the count. Corino plants Bax with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Bax fights back with a reverse DDT and goes to the top hitting a moonsault for a near fall. Bax decides to go for another one, but Corino moves out of the way. Corino comes off the ropes to hit a cutter and wins the match. (**1/2. The crowd gave these guys crap for a variety of reasons. I don’t think many people enjoy Bax. They also jokingly gave Corino crap for working the opening match instead of working in the main event, which tends to be the usual placement. Regardless of the banter, this match exceeded anything I was expecting. They had plenty of time to do things and Bax had a few close pin attempts. I enjoyed the action once it picked up the pace.)
Second Contest: Chris Divine & Quiet Storm vs. Gino Giovanni & Greg Spitz: Divine and Giovanni start the match with Divine working over Giovanni with strikes and a kick to the back. Divine appears to mess up a snap suplex, but they save it with an inside cradle. Giovanni is stumbling over his feet early on as Gino didn’t take a snapmare very well. Divine keeps a submission on Giovanni, but can’t get a submission. Divine drops Gino with a jumping kick. Divine messes up with a leg lariat on Giovanni. Storm and Spitz tag into the match. Storm kicks Spitz on the left arm and focuses his offense on Greg’s legs. Storm works over Spitz with several kicks to the ribs. Storm keeps Spitz on the mat with a submission, but Spitz doesn’t give in. Giovanni hits Storm from the apron and Spitz gets a few shots in. Spitz nearly wins after a side Russian leg sweep. Spitz hits a few rolling neck snaps for a two count. Storm nails Spitz with a forearm strike and a cutter off the middle rope. Divine gets tagged in and drives Spitz to the mat with a face buster. Divine trips Spitz to the mat and gets a two count.
Divine delivers a backbreaker to Spitz for a near fall. Divine gets a two count after a tilt a whirl side slam. Divine tags in Storm, but isn’t kind about it. Storm hits a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Storm hits a slingshot senton for a two count on Spitz. Storm pummels Giovanni in the corner before tagging in Divine. Divine hits a vertical suplex on Spitz for a two count. Divine tries for a dropkick, but Spitz holds onto the ropes and delivers a headbutt to Divine’s lower midsection. Spitz gets a two count after a suplex followed by a heel kick. Giovanni nails Divine with a shining wizard and stomps on Divine’s groin before locking in a figure four. Divine continues with a slam on Giovanni. Spitz takes Divine over with a snap suplex for a two count. Divine nearly wins with a rollup out of the corner. Storm gets tagged in and cleans house with forearms. Storm yells out for his finishing move but Divine hits a Rikishi Driver to pin Giovanni. Storm was not happy about that. (*1/4. So, the crowd did not dig this and wanted it to end sooner than it did. Quiet Storm tries incredibly hard to be a serious wrestler and it’s something I can’t buy into. Gino and Spitz aren’t the best workers and Gino being clearly the most inexperience of the group. I can safely say that a match between Divine and Storm does not interest me.)
Gino Giovanni confronts Rob Dimension, who says that Giovanni hasn’t improved his in-ring at all. Gino is going to bring Dimension’s family into their issue. Gino says that Rob should have never had children and is slapped for saying so. Gino attacks Dimension from behind and puts Dimension to sleep with a cobra clutch. Gino whips a referee with his belt and does the same to Dimension. The referee tackles Gino and tosses Gino over the top to the floor. Was this supposed to help Gino get over?
Third Contest: Joey Matthews vs. CW Anderson: Matthews decks Anderson while Lou E. Dangerously traded a few words with CW. Anderson gets an inside cradle on Matthews for a two count. Anderson shoulder blocks Matthews a couple of times to keep control of the match. Matthews counters a spinebuster and bails to the floor to regroup. Anderson kicks Matthews on the mat and puts a leg lock on Matthews, but doesn’t get a submission. CW slaps Matthews on the apron. Anderson decks Matthews with a clothesline from behind. Matthews drops Anderson to the mat with a kick to the head. Matthews takes Anderson out with a top rope clothesline. Anderson fights back with strikes to stagger Matthews. Matthews delivers a leg drop for a two count. Anderson drops Matthews with a left hand. Anderson tosses Matthews with an exploder suplex followed by more chops. Anderson nearly wins following a superkick. Anderson catches Matthews in the corner, but Matthews plants Anderson with a tornado DDT for a two count.
Matthews works over Anderson with strikes on the mat. Anderson drops Matthews with a clothesline. Anderson has a full nelson on Matthews, but Matthews kicks Anderson to the mat. Matthews heads to the top rope and is crotched by CW. Anderson hits a vertical suplex off the middle rope for a two count. Matthews counters a clothesline with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Anderson blocks a hurricanrana and plants Matthews with the spinebuster for the win. (**. A decent match that the crowd didn’t seem to be invested in because they didn’t buy Matthews in a singles role. I might have put Matthews over here to get some kind of momentum for Matthews.)
Fourth Contest: Amazing Red vs. Brian XL: They shake hands before the match. They trade head scissors and arm drags before a standoff occurs. XL messes up on a leapfrog and lands on his stomach. Red kicks XL to the floor and hits a somersault dive to the floor, which XL didn’t do a great job catching Red. Red dropkicks XL chest first into the corner followed by a high knee strike for a two count. XL tries for a springboard head scissors, and completely messes that up. XL proceeds to screw up a heel kick, too. Red dropkicks XL in midair on a springboard attempt for a two count. XL gets a two count following a northern lights suplex. Red monkey flips XL but XL tosses Red into the corner with an overhead suplex for a two count. Red boots XL but gets kicked through the ropes to the floor. XL leaps over the top to hit Red with a corkscrew dive! XL kicks Red in the crowd before returning to the ring. XL nearly wins following a standing shooting star press.
Red nearly wins following a modified piledriver. Red knocks XL onto the apron but XL kicks Red before hitting a dangerous tornado DDT for a near fall. Red leaps off the middle rope to nail XL with a neckbreaker. Red misses a splash in the corner and crashes to the mat. XL nearly wins with a sloppy somersault hurricanrana off the top rope. Red drives XL awkwardly down to the mat off the middle rope and wins the match following a standing shooting star press. (*1/2. XL is really bad at professional wrestling. This was incredibly sloppy and dangerous for Red to be competing in. I hope XL doesn’t appear on another show as he needs some serious training.) After the match, Simply Luscious comes out and attacks Allison Danger with a leg sweep. Luscious reveals that Christopher Daniels is the final entrant in the Legacy Cup tournament, which is the next PWF show.
Fifth Contest: Rockin’ Rebel vs. Chi Chi Cruz: They trade chops early on with Rebel being more effective and drops Cruz followed by a dropkick. Cruz bails to the floor after a shoulder block to regroup. Rebel chops Cruz in the crowd and sends Cruz into a chair held by a fan. Rebel uses a few chair shots to keep control on Cruz. Rebel slams Cruz on a chair in the crowd. They return to the ring where Cruz begs off, but Rebel continues to deliver chops and strikes in the corner. Rebel gets distracted by the referee and Cruz chop blocks Rebel to the mat. Cruz focuses his attack on Rebel’s leg, but that doesn’t last long. Cruz boots Rebel in the corner and chop blocks Rebel again. Cruz stomps on Rebel’s left leg and keeps Rebel on the mat before putting a figure four on. Rebel counters, but Cruz reaches the ropes. Rebel kicks Cruz shoulder first into the ring post. Rebel powerslams Cruz to regain control of the match. Rebel decks Cruz with a lariat. Rebel hammers away on Cruz in the corner, but Cruz low blows Rebel. Rebel delivers a spinebuster and a leg drop for the win. After the match, Rapid Fire comes out and attacks Rebel. The SAT come out to make the save, but they attack Rebel, too. I guess the SAT just turned heel. Da Hit Squad rundown and save Rebel leading to the next match. (*1/4. The brawling on the floor was entertaining, but that’s about it. I’m not sure why SAT randomly turned heel.)
Sixth Contest: PWF Universal Tag Team Champions The SAT (Joel & Jose) vs. Da Hit Squad (Maff & Mack): All four men are in the ring where Maff spears Jose and tosses Joel with an overhead suplex. Mack takes SAT, Cruz and Rapid out with a suicide dive to the floor. Mack hits a sit out spinebuster for a near fall on Joel. Mack splashes Joel in the corner and Maff connects with a cannonball splash. Maff works over Joel with chops and decks Jose off the apron. Joel kicks Maff and goes to the middle rope, but was caught on a crossbody. Jose enters to drop Maff with a neckbreaker allowing Joel to nearly win the match. Maff is double teamed in the corner by SAT before being sent to the floor. Rapid and Cruz get a few cheap shots in on Maff to help out the SAT. SAT deliver a double boot, but Mack enters to knock Joel to the mat. Maff fights back with right hands, but Joel stops Maff with a leg drop. Jose chokes Maff with some wrist tape. Jose dropkicks Maff after ducking a clothesline for a two count. Joel returns to the match and works over Maff with strikes to the lower back. Jose comes off the ropes to nail Maff with a shining wizard for a near fall. Joel continues to deliver blows to Maff before tagging Jose back into the match. Maff tries for the Burning Hammer, but Joel low blows Maff and Jose nearly wins with a rollup attempt.
Jose and Joel make a few quick tags before Maff is sat on the top turnbuckle. SAT look for the Spanish Fly, but they flip off the fans. Mack is trying to get involved, but is held back by the referee. Jose goes to the top rope, but is knocked off and flips off the top to take out Joel on the floor. The referee didn’t see Mack tag into the match legally. With the referee distracted, Maff is rammed groin first into the ring post. Maff catches Jose in the corner and powerbombs Jose onto Joel in the corner. Maff manages to tag in Mack. Mack cleans house with a powerslam and a standing dropkick. Mack heads to the top rope and hits a frog splash on Joel. Rockin’ Rebel has come back out and attacked Cruz and Rapid. Rebel clotheslines Cruz and Rapid, but that has caused the match to end in a no contest. (**1/2. I’m assuming they want Maff and Mack to chase after the belts a little longer before switching them. It’s evident that they are the top face team in PWF and are a believable act. SAT as heels doesn’t really connect with me as I think they’re better off playing the face role. We’ll see how this plays out over the next several shows.)
Seventh Contest: PWF United States Champion Jay Briscoe vs. Rapid Fire Maldonado: Briscoe tries for a rollup quickly, but Rapid kicks out at two. They trade hammerlocks with Rapid getting the advantage. Briscoe arm drags Rapid and hits a dragon screw leg whip to send Rapid to the floor. Jay slides into the ring and is stomped by Rapid but comes back with a big boot. Briscoe chops Rapid in the corner and tries for a German, but settles for a swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Rapid elbows Briscoe to the mat followed by a leg sweep for a two count. Rapid sends Briscoe into the ropes and Cruz chokes Briscoe over the bottom rope. Rapid powerslams Briscoe for a near fall. Rapid elbows Briscoe in the corner and connects with a clothesline for a two count. Rapid plants Briscoe with a swinging slam for a two count. Rapid superkicks Briscoe followed by a kick to the back for a two count. Briscoe dropkicks Rapid and delivers a front suplex and a snap suplex for a two count. Briscoe avoids a few clotheslines and Rapid knocks Cruz off the apron. Briscoe tries for the Jay Driller, but Cruz causes a distraction. Rapid dropkicks Cruz off the apron on accident and Briscoe wins the match with a rollup. (*1/4. A rather uninspiring match and not something I enjoyed watching. I’m glad that Briscoe retained as I thought perhaps Rapid would win the title since he’s gotten a lot of focus on this show.)
Eighth Contest: PWF Universal Champion Chris Hamrick vs. Matt Striker: Hamrick fakes that Striker cheap shotted him in the corner and wants a disqualification. Hamrick continues to slap his hands to give the impression that Striker continues to cheap shot him. Striker blocks a strikes and hammers away on Hamrick. Striker hip tosses Hamrick followed by a scoop slam to get the early momentum. Striker lifts Hamrick up by the arm and drives Hamrick down to the mat face first. They trade a few arm drags until Hamrick yells at Striker, calling him an SOB. Striker low blows Hamrick followed by a DDT. Striker locks in a modified head scissors submission, but Hamrick counters with an Indian death lock, but isn’t able to get a submission. Hamrick works over Striker with strikes in the corner. Hamrick misses a splash in the corner and Striker hits a clothesline for a near fall. Dangerously chokes Striker over the middle rope. Hamrick tries to splash Striker over the middle rope, but Hamrick flies through the middle rope to the floor!
Striker slingshots Hamrick into the ring from the apron for a two count. Striker hammers away on Hamrick followed by a backdrop. Hamrick drives Striker down across his knee. Hamrick slams Striker and goes to the top looking to hit a springboard moonsault, but slips and appears to seriously jack his knee up ending in a tree of woe. Several people come out to check on Hamrick, who is likely injured from that spot. Hamrick is actually not hurt and superkicks Striker. That is one of the best fake injuries I’ve ever seen! Hamrick clotheslines Striker in the corner. Striker takes Hamrick down with a neckbreaker for a two count. Striker beats on Hamrick in the corner with right hands. Hamrick monkey flips Striker out of the corner followed by a big boot to send Striker into the corner. Striker beats on Striker with strikes on the mat leading to a near fall. Striker dropkicks Hamrick on a springboard attempt. Striker takes Hamrick down with a neckbreaker for a two count. Hamrick hits a vertical suplex turned into a stunner for a near fall. Striker big boots Hamrick and heads to the top, but bails on the move due to distraction. Striker tries for a a sunset flip, but Hamrick hits a reverse piledriver and the top rope leg drop for the win. (**1/4. A decent match that might have gone on a little too long. The fake injury spot by Hamrick was done very well and may be one of the best fake injury spots I’ve seen. The way he landed on the tree of woe spot made me think he tore his ACL. The action was consistent and solid enough. I was surprised to see Striker get a strong reaction from the crowd throughout, as well.)
Johnny Kashmere has come out again and says he must not have been clear at the previous show. Kashmere wants a shot at his PWF Universal Championship, but he hasn’t heard anything about the challenge. Kashmere is starting to hate Hamrick and it has nothing to do with Hamrick being a dirty redneck. Kashmere thinks that Hamrick is a coward. Hamrick insults Kashmere’s run as champion. Kashmere reminds Hamrick that he beat Hamrick previously when the roles were reversed. Hamrick lists his accomplishments to brag about them. Hamrick says that Kashmere’s partner carried his career. Kashmere wants to know if Hamrick is going to accept his challenge. Rob Dimension comes out to join the segment. Dimension reminds Hamrick that he calls the shots in the PWF. Hamrick threatens Rob. On September 15th, Kashmere will get his title shot. Dimension tells Hamrick that if he doesn’t come to the show on September 15th then he’ll be stripped. Hamrick promises to kick Kashmere’s ass on September 15th. Hamrick has to check with his doctor on his injured knee. They shove each other and have a brawl in the ring until several officials enter to break them apart.
The tape goes to a part where Jay Briscoe was being attacked by Rapid. Cruz and the SAT, which seems like it happened earlier in the show. New Jack comes out with a trash can to make the save. As per usual, Jack cleaned house with weapon shots on the heels. Jack Victory runs out and attacks Jack from behind to begin the main event.
Main Event: PWF Xtreme Champion Jack Victory vs. New Jack: Victory works over Jack with strikes in the corner and Lou E. Dangerously slides a table into the ring. Jack beats on Victory with a fork to cause Victory to bleed quickly into the match. Jack uses a staple gun on Victory. Jack whacks a golf club onto a trash can lid on Victory’s groin. Jack chokes Victory over the middle rope. Victory fights back with a fork shot. Victory is digging a knife into Jack’s forehead and is dripping blood on the mat. Jack sends Victory into several chairs in the crowd. Jack elbow drops Victory on the floor in the crowd. Jack whacks Victory over the head with a trash can. They battle their way back towards the ring to continue the match. Jack uses the staple gun on Victory’s groin. Jack uses a hook on Victory’s groin. Jack uses a cheese grater on Victory’s forehead. Jack comes off top to whack Victory with a trash can. Dangerously distracts Jack allowing Victory to get a rollup and Dangerously holds Jack’s foot down to allow Victory to win the match. (1/2*. I mean, that was a bizarre decision. Jack dominated the entire match and then essentially loses on one low blow from behind and Dangerously holding Jack’s feet down? I’d consider that a lackluster finish. I’m sure Jack isn’t going to be a regular in the PWF, but that was a bad finish.) After the match, Jack beats on both Victory and Dangerously before setting a table up. Jack puts Victory on the table, which breaks under his weight. Jack still comes off the top to splash Victory anyway.
There’s a couple of decent matches, but I felt mostly disappointed by this show from the PWF. I was intrigued by the card going into it. However, the action didn’t deliver and some of the finishes really hurt the matches. I have to give this a slight thumbs down.
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