PWX Living On The Edge 1/11/2013
Written by: Bob Colling
Premiere Wrestling Xperience presents Living On The Edge
From: Charlotte, NC
Opening Contest: Chiva Kid vs. Corey Hollis: Early on, Hollis takes Kid down to the mat, but they counter each other until Hollis drops Kid to the mat gut first. Kid keeps wrist control on Hollis for a moment until Hollis gets a near fall on a rollup. Hollis keeps Kid on the mat with a go-behind, but Kid breaks free quickly. Kid nails Hollis with a standing dropkick to send Hollis rolling to the floor. Kid takes Hollis out with a crossbody to the floor. Kid misses a springboard into the ring and Hollis chop blocks Kid’s knee and works over the right knee to keep control of the contest. Hollis delivers a knee drop to the knee and follows up with an elbow drop. Hollis delivers a boot to Kid’s knee leading to another near fall. Hollis wraps Kid’s knee over the middle rope. Kid nearly wins with an inside cradle and runs into a standing dropkick. Hollis drives Kid’s knee down to the mat and keeps control in the corner. Hollis tosses Kid with an overhead suplex for a near fall. Kid tries to fight back and is met with a kick to the knee. Hollis slams Kid’s knee over the apron.
Hollis wraps Kid’s leg around the ring post and drives Kid’s knee down to the mat for a two count. Kid staggers Hollis with a jawbreaker and delivers a forearm strike. Kid spikes Hollis with a tornado DDT. Kid comes off the ropes to deliver a few forearms and a kick to the midsection. Kid ducks a clothesline and nails Hollis with a Pele kick for a near fall. Kid forearms Hollis in the corner, but Hollis comes back with a running spear in the corner. Kid nails Hollis with a standing hurricanrana for a two count. Kid gets a rollup on Hollis for a two count. Hollis stops Kid with a kick to the knee and delivers a powerbomb. Hollis switches to the Stretch Muffler. Kid counters with a rollup for the three count. (***. A solid match to start the show with both men holding my interest. Chiva Kid is a character played by Andrew Everett and appears to be getting a good crowd reaction at this point. They worked well together and didn’t go overboard with big spots, either. Hollis has some potential to standout.)
Second ContesT: Worst Case Scenario (Elijah Evans IV & Ethan Case) vs. The Elements Of Wrestling (Kaden Sade & Matt Madison): Case and Sade kickoff the match with Sade delivering a few kicks for the early advantage. Madison tags in and comes off the top with an axe handle. Case misses a clothesline and is met with a kick to gut and a swinging neckbreaker. Sade and Madison hit quick leg drops, but Case stops Sade with an uppercut. Case dumps Sade to the apron and Sade hits a missile dropkick off the top for a two count. Evans knee lifts Madison for the apron and enters the match to deliver a forearm shot to the back and keeps control with a chin lock. Case returns to the match and stomps on Madison before hitting a snap suplex for a two count. Evans comes back in and continues to beat on Madison with a scoop slam for a two count. Evans atomic drops Madison and Case delivers a boot to the chest for a two count. Case catches Madison on a crossbody attempt to hit a nice Samoan Drop for a two count. Case decks Madison with a clothesline and Evans gets a two count as Sade made the save.
Case returns to the match and delivers a kick in the corner followed by a strike to the back. Case continues with a forearm to the lower back. Madison kicks Case and Sade tags in to clean house with dropkicks and heel kicks. Sade sends Evans into Case to hit a neckbreaker on Case, who DDTs Evans on accident for a two count. Madison and Sade trip Case and Evans pulls Madison to the floor. Sade is dropped over the top by Evans. Evans lifts Sade into the air to allow Case to hit a jackhammer for the win. (*1/2. I’m digging the Worst Case Scenario team as they worked a good style and looked good in the match. Sade stood out to me on the opposing team as Madison didn’t seem to have a good flow to his offense at this point. I’m curious to see if Case and Evans rise up the tag ranks because they came across like a good old school kind of team.)
Third Contest: Drew Myers vs. Cheeseburger Jones: Myers keeps control on the mar before shoving Jones to the mat. Jones avoids a right hand in the corner and keeps a headlock on Myers until a backbreaker stops that. Myers chokes Jones over the middle rope. Jones ducks a clothesline and goes for a sunset flip. Myers counters and chops Jones in the corner. Myers tosses Jones across the ring for a two count. Myers takes Jones over with a snap suplex and keeps a chin lock on. Myers elbows Jones coming off the ropes. Myers rams Jones into the corner, but runs into a big boot. Jones fires back with forearm strikes. Myers misses a splash in the corner and Jones delivers several strikes. Jones heads to the top rope, but Myers catches Jones to hit an overhead belly to belly suplex for a two count. Jones almost wins with a rollup. Myers hits a quick German suplex and wins the match. (*. Myers basically got an extended showcase match and it was effective for him.)
Steve Corino and Jimmy Jacobs cut a promo with Corino saying that he wants the fans to shut up and let him wrestle a great match that they’ve never seen. Corino says they put kids and women right in their place. Corino thinks the fans should be ashamed they they love Ric Flair.
Fourth Contest: Lodi & Zane Riley vs. Jimmy Jacobs & Steve Corino: All four men are in the ring brawling until Corino and Lodi brawl to the floor trading right hands. Corino taunts the fans but Lodi delivers a low blow. Lodi headbutts Corino in the corner and Riley decks Jacobs off the apron. Corino is met with a double back elbow. Jacobs runs into a back elbow as well. Lodi enters and works over Jacobs with a few strikes. Jacobs misses a strike in the corner, but Corino decks Lodi from the apron with a clothesline. Corino hammers away on Lodi and eye gouges Lodi while taunting the fans. Corino locks in a sleeper, but Lodi breaks free with a jawbreaker. Riley tags in and drops Corino with a clothesline. Riley drives Corino down with a side slam for a two count. Corino puts the referee in front of him to avoid a cannonball in the corner. Jacobs attacks Riley from behind, but Riley sends Jacobs into Corino to cause Corino to DDT Jacobs after Riley hit a neckbreaker on Corino. Jacobs knee lifts Riley from the apron. Corino knee lifts Riley and delivers a Flatliner. Corino and Jacobs hit axe handles on Riley to maintain the advantage.
Corino puts an abdominal stretch on Riley and sticks his thumb up Riley’s ass. Riley hip tosses free of the hold and makes Corino suck his own thumb. Riley connects with a Samoan Drop and they are both down on the mat. Lodi gets the tag and hammers away on Jacobs with right hands and jabs. Lodi hits a swinging neckbreaker for a near fall as Corino made the save. All four men are in the ring again. Jacobs spears Riley and Lodi drops Corino. Corino decks Lodi with a roll of quarters to allow Jacobs to win the match. (*. The crowd was rather lifeless for this and I don’t blame them. This wasn’t an entertaining match. I knew when Lodi came out to zero reaction that the match was doomed from the beginning.)
Fifth Contest: Chip Day vs. Ernie Osiris vs. John Skyler vs. Craig Huffman: The rules for the match are it’s one fall and lucha rules. Skyler and Day start the match with Skyler complaining of a hair pull. Day arm drags Skyler and keeps arm control. Skyler knee lifts Day, but Day delivers a running kick and misses a punt kick. Skyler bails to the corner and tags in Osiris. Osiris misses a few strikes and Day misses a couple of wild kicks. Huffman shoves Day into Osiris and beats on Day with right hands. Day dumps Huffman over the top to the floor. Skyler is met with a double hip toss and arm drag. Day takes Huffman out with a dive to the floor. Skyler plants Osiris with a Fame-Asser for a two count. Skyler delivers an elbow strike to Osiris. Skyler slams Osiris and delivers a leg drop. Huffman tags himself in and shoves Skyler down. Huffman plants Osiris with a side slam for a near fall. Huffman comes off the ropes to elbow drop Osiris a few times leading to a near fall. Osiris beats on Huffman with right hands and tries to leap into Huffman, but is met with a knee lift instead. Skyler prevents a pin attempt. Skyler tags in and stomps on Osiris. Skyler elbows Osiris for another two count.
Skyler elbows Day in the corner and Osiris delivers a few jabs. Day tags in and nails Skyler with a missile dropkick. Day dropkicks Huffman off the apron and kicks Skyler several times leading to a near fall. Skyler boots Day in the corner and tries for a tornado DDT, but Osiris stops Skyler. Huffman stops all three men in the corner and hits a Tower of Doom. Huffman decks Osiris with a discus clothesline for a near fall. Osiris stops Huffman with a strike in the corner and Skyler nails Huffman with a superkick. Day had delivered a strike on the apron, too. Day heads to the top, but Skyler crotches Day. Skyler plants Osiris with a Slice Bread for a two count. Day forearms Skyler in the corner followed by a double knee strike for a two count. Osiris is met with a rolling kick by Day for a near fall. Osiris runs the corner and nails Day with a Pele kick. Osiris heads to the top rope connecting with a twisting moonsault. Skyler sends Osiris to the floor onto Huffman and pins Day for the cheap win. (**1/2. They probably could have not had Huffman in the match and had a better match. I did like that each man had a moment to shine and showcase themselves. Huffman did get the lesser amount of time, though. Skyler getting the cheap win works well for his persona. Osiris impressed me with his move set as I’ve only ever seen him in ROH in a lesser role, really. A solid match for these four though.)
Sixth Contest: Adam Page vs. Cedric Alexander: They show respect by shaking hands before the start of the match. Page takes Alexander down with a leg sweep, but Alexander gets a head scissors on the mat. Page breaks free from the head scissors and they have a standoff. Alexander controls Page’s leg, but Page gets a headlock on the mat. They have another standoff when Alexander breaks free. Alexander shoulder blocks Page and runs the ropes. Alexander shoulder blocks Page and tries for a handspring, but Page delivers an atomic drop and a spinning heel kick for a two count. Page takes Alexander over with a snap suplex for a near fall. Page nails Alexander with a running knee strike for a two count, as well. Alexander gets out of an arm bar and hits a standing dropkick for a two count. Alexander continues to chop Page in the corner to keep control of the contest. Alexander runs the ropes to dropkick Page on the back of the head. Alexander traps Page in the ropes and delivers a few more chops. Alexander plants Page with an elevated DDT over the middle rope for a two count. Alexander keeps a head scissors on Page, but doesn’t get a submission.
Page tries to kick Alexander away in the corner, but that doesn’t work well. Alexander kicks Page on the back for a two count. Page fights out of a chin lock and they trade chops. Alexander nails Page with an uppercut. Page hits a sit down cobra clutch neckbreaker for a two count. Page waits in the corner and runs into a boot from Alexander. Alexander kicks Page across the ring and runs into a powerslam by Page for a two count. Page sits Alexander on the top turnbuckle looking for a superplex. Alexander shoves Page to the mat, but Page delivers an uppercut. Page tries for a superplex, but Alexander shoves Page off. Alexander plants Page with a backbreaker for a two count. Alexander kicks Page several times on the chest. Page ducks a kick to the head and hits a standing shooting star press for a two count. Alexander nails Page with a running dropkick in the corner for a near fall. Alexander signals for the brainbuster, but Page drops to a knee. Page gets a rollup and wins the match. (***. The finish makes me think they these two will be wrestling again sometime soon. The second half of the match was entertaining, but it left me wanting more from these two because they are capable of doing it. Alexander is incredible even in 2013 and Page is clearly on the rise. I’m expecting these two to be at the top of PWX over the course of this journey.)
Main Event: PWX Heavyweight Champion Adam Cole, PWX Tag Team Champions Roderick Strong & Eddie Edwards vs. Caleb Konley, Jake Manning & Grizzly Redwood: Cole and Konley kickoff the main event. Cole decides against that and tags in Edwards instead. Konley gets a hammerlock on Edwards for a moment. Konley takes Edwards down to the mat and twists his ankle for a few moments. Edwards gets to the ropes and rolls to the floor. Strong tags in and beats on Konley with a few strikes. Manning tags in and keeps a wrist lock on Strong. Strong slaps Manning and tags in Cole. Cole keeps control on Manning’s arm, but Redwood tags in and works over Cole’s arm. Manning returns to the match and shoulder rams Cole in the corner. Manning delivers an elbow drop and gets a two count on Cole. Redwood tags in and kicks Cole to the mat leading to a near fall. Cole stops Redwood with a jawbreaker. Strong knee lifts Redwood and delivers a few kicks in the corner. Edwards knee lifts Redwood and rams Redwood face first into the corner. Redwood arm drags Edwards coming out of the corner. Konley enters and delivers a knee lift to Edwards. Edwards boots Konley, but Konley arm drags Edwards to the mat.
Strong tags into the match and works over Konley with strikes in the corner. Konley tries to fight out of the corner, but Strong delivers strikes. Cole returns to the match and chops Konley. Konley chops Cole and tags in Manning. Manning delivers a strike to the back and Cole begs off but then drives Manning into the corner where Manning is triple teamed. Edwards chops Manning and chokes Manning over the middle rope with Strong’s help. Strong enters the match and chops Manning in the corner. Strong beats on Manning with strikes in the corner and connects with a standing dropkick for a near fall. Manning is triple teamed in the corner as Konley and Redwood are distracting the referee. Cole keeps a headlock on Manning to maintain control of the contest. Manning elbows free and runs into a back elbow from Cole. Cole tags Edwards back into the match and Manning is driven into the corner face first. Manning boots Edwards but is met with a chop. Manning hits a springboard crossbody on Edwards. Redwood tags in and head scissors Edwards and decks both Strong and Cole. Redwood hits an axe handle off the top and a standing hurricanrana on Edwards for a two count. Cole dumps Redwood to the floor and beats on him.
Cole sends Redwood into the ring post as all six men are brawling around the ring. Konley is dropped onto the apron with a back suplex. Cole drives Redwood down with a back suplex for a two count. Strong drives Redwood down with a vertical suplex for a near fall. Redwood elbows Strong and is driven down to the mat gut first. Edwards knees Redwood in the corner. Edwards beats on Redwood and delivers a scoop slam. Strong tags in and slams Redwood before tagging in Cole. Cole slams Redwood as well. Edwards tries for a slam, but Redwood nearly wins with a rollup. Edwards decks Redwood with a forearm for a near fall. Redwood trades strikes in the corner with Strong. Strong kicks Redwood away into the middle of the ring. Strong taunts Redwood by acting like he’s in a rodeo while putting a camel clutch on Redwood. Redwood drops Strong with a jawbreaker, but Cole tags in and keeps Redwood on the mat to put a sleeper on Redwood after running the ropes. Cole yanks Redwood down to the mat by his hair. Strong and Edwards deck Konley and Manning off the apron. That allows a triple team and Strong hitting a backbreaker on Redwood for a two count.
Cole keeps stomping on Redwood in the corner and spits at Konley. Redwood is choked with a towel in the corner. Strong delivers a knee to Redwood and a front suplex. Edwards delivers a running knee strike for a two count as Manning made the save. Manning decks Cole off the apron and is superkicked to the floor. Redwood leaps off the middle rope to splash Strong to the mat. Konley and Cole enter the match with Konley dropping Cole with a backdrop and kicks. Konley drops Cole with a suplex and a springboard moonsault onto Cole. Edwards decks Konley from behind, but Konley sends Edwards to the floor. Konley hits two suicide dives onto Strong and Edwards. Konley hits a missile dropkick on Cole and a bridging suplex for a near fall. Konley tries for the O Face submission, but is stopped by Edwards and Strong. Manning sends Edwards to the floor and Redwood takes Cole down with a head scissors. Manning hits a back suplex and Konley nearly wins with a moonsault! Manning plants Strong with a backbreaker/Flatliner. Edwards comes off the top with a double knee to Manning. Redwood drops Edwards with a tornado DDT. Cole drops Redowood over his knee. Konley avoids a superkick by Cole, but Edwards delivers a suplex and Cole nearly wins with a running knee on Konley. Strong and Edwards deliver running strikes, but Edwards hits Strong on accident. Konley splashes Strong in the corner. They are in three different corners delivering strikes, but the Dojo Bros crotch them all. Strong hits a back suplex on Konley. Edwards double stomps Konley and a top rope splash by Cole gets a two count.
Strong and Redwood brawl on the floor while Edwards trades blows with Manning. Manning sends Edwards into the ring post. Konley avoids a superkick by Cole and manages to lock in the O-Face! Manning prevents any help and Cole is forced to submit. (***1/2. An enjoyable match with all six men working well together. Cole, Strong and Edwards are on another level, but Manning, Redwood and Konley didn’t look out of place in there with them. Konley gets a big win over the champ to justify some importance to a rematch between the two. This was a really good way to end the show, as I had expected it to be.)
I thought this was a good overall show with several good matches. There wasn’t much that was all that bad and it was kept short anyway if it were to be. I’m looking forward to a Konley/Cole rematch down the line.
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