It actually feels like a very long time since I went to see any live wrestling. It was only the beginning of December but it feels a long time ago. I mean I have slept since then. So it was nice to be back at Stonehouse, for the last time as the venue is changing, to watch PWA in their first show since November.
For photos visit our Facebook page : Here
The Elite vs TNT
Winners : The Elite
I will open up by admitting that I have really missed Jason King. The guy is just funny. He’s his own cheerleader which is a good thing because no one else is cheering for him, his reactions to everything are perfect and he has the storming off and refusing to wrestle thing down to a fine art. I don’t think I laughed so much since, well, the last time I saw him wrestling. I was actually in tears pretty much at one point.
Thing is though the guy backs up all the stupid stuff in the ring when he isn’t doing the perfect flounce routine. He’s one of my favourite guys to go watch. He’s got one of the best characters but his wrestling is just as good as the character.
The Elite dominated a good portion of the match and they did it bloody well. They do make a great team and I’m pretty sure that Mark Walsh is going to behead someone some day just using his legs.
I can’t say too much about TNT as they got beat up a lot but they were pretty interesting from what you did see of them. They had some pretty decent moves just The Elite were always one step ahead of them usually. Right near the end one of them pretty impressively took Jason King out on the outside which was pretty cool.
Was happy with The Elite winning though, really brilliant match by the two of them.
Josh Knott vs Max Alexander
Winner : Josh Knott
I was so happy that a kid in front of me was shouting Purple Pants at Josh Knott, took me back to last April when I couldn’t figure out who he was so just wrote the review with him being called Purple Trunks.
Course I know who he is now so I won’t resort to random nicknames.
I liked how aggressive Knott was in the match. He targeted the arm pretty early in the match and kept at it the whole time. His manager was down with him so already Alexander was out numbered. He did a good job up against it though.
Have to admit to being distracted half way through the match though I can’t even remember what distracted me, its also the only match I don’t remember very well. I do remember a injured finger. The number games were too much in the end though and Knott got Alexander into a submission move and made him tap.
Krieger vs Simon Harding
Winner : Krieger
I have to admit that I was kind of worried for Krieger at points in this match. Usually I worry for whoever is up against him because you know, Krieger likes to destroy whoever is in his way, but sometimes when he was picked up by Harding it just looked like there was too much of him and Harding looked like he had trouble getting him in position to safely drop him again. If that even makes any sense, I’ve read the sentence back again and I’m not sure it does.
Not that it was a bad match or anything. Simon Harding is a good match for Krieger and I did enjoy seeing someone actually be able to stand against Kriegers destructive powers. Just sometimes when Harding picked him up I had to look away.
Krieger gets better every time I see him though. I feel like I always come out of the show saying he’s impressed me the most. Sometimes he makes things look so easy though he had a proper good fight this time out. I loved the test of strength, I loved the roaring at each other. Other then the picking up stuff I did quite like Simon Harding too.
Brilliant match. Plus Krieger won. Happy days.
PJ Jones / UK Dominator / Tyler Hawke vs Grayson Reeves / John Harding / Eddie Ryan
Winners : Grayson Reeves / John Harding / Eddie Ryan
How happy I was when PJ Jones came out can only be compared to how upset I was when he lost. Even though I like Reeves, Harding and Ryan not being able to sit here and aggressively let you know that the WINNER won is pretty sad.
Match was great though, it was dominated by The Winner, UK Dominator and Hawke, it didn’t look like it would be to begin with. When the UK Dominator had finished shouting at everyone and Tyler Hawke had nicely helped PJ Jones out of his t-shirt (I have the same problem with my t-shirts) Eddie Ryan took control of the opening of the match with Harding following suit. It was poor Grayson Reeves who was then cornered by the others.
I do feel like every time I see Grayson Reeves he’s being beaten up. Pretty badly in some cases. He does it well though. At some point I will see him in a match where he doesn’t just look like he’s about to be killed. Guy has some skill.
You all know I’m a big fan of PJ Jones, UK Dominator, John Harding and Eddie Ryan anyway so I was always going to like the match. Really thought Jones, Dominator and Hawke worked well together, didn’t go more then a few seconds without hearing PJ Jones scream at someone whilst the UK Dominator and Hawke just wore down Reeves. I loved John Hardings trousers, there wasn’t enough of him in the match though. Eddie Ryan got the tag near the end of the match and cleared the ring, there was a bit of mayhem outside the ring which allowed Ryan to get the victory.
Funniest moment of the match was PJ Jones reaction to seeing Eddie Ryan standing behind him. He’s nearly as good as Jason King.
Lets face it. It was always going to be my favourite match. All these guys are amazing. I’m not sure to be happy or sad at the result but it was a great match. Tyler Hawke is just impressive in everything he does, Grayson Reeves is brilliant at being beaten up and I’m biased towards the other four as I think they are all just bloody fantastic.
JD Knight vs Danny Walsh (c)
(PWA HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH)
Winner : Danny Walsh
For a moment I really thought JD was going to leave with the championship.
He attacked Danny from behind to start the match, wouldn’t get back in the ring till he’d done some damage, when he got back into the ring he always had a answer for anything Danny threw at him and I thought the kid in front of me was going to explode from anger at any moment towards him.
Lost count how many times Danny went for the big elbow off the top rope but he did get there in the end.
They just beat each other up though. There was a moment when Danny was thrown over the top rope and hit the floor and you could feel the impact even from the back of the room. It wasn’t even a no DQ match like his last one but it was just as brutal AND he only had to contend with JD and no one else.
OK so I will admit to actually liking JD Knight, I wasn’t going to be upset if he left with the title. The man is very calculated, he always knows where to be and what to do.
It was a great match, but it always is with Danny and he’s a wonderful champion. So even though I admit to supporting JD Knight a little bit I would have been sad that Danny was no longer champion… Whilst also not being upset because I like JD Knight. This all makes sense if you don’t put logic to it.
Final Thoughts :
You’ll be happy to know there won’t be a whole load of photos below to kill your browser with (YAY) to be honest I just don’t feel like I have the motivation to do that this time out. If people want the return of a whole bunch of photos at the end of the review just let me know… Before next week as I’m at a event next week so will be writing another review next week.
It was a brilliant night, all the matches were pretty awesome and I’d really started to miss some of the guys so it was nice to see them all again.
Some of these guys get better every single time I see them. Jason King and Krieger are the two that spring to mind, every time I see them they just are so impressive and so much better. Both of them are just brilliant. You also have the guys who are just always brilliant, they were all mainly in one match too which is probably why the match was so good. I mean I don’t think I’ve yet to see a bad/poor/boring/other negative word match with either the UK Dominator, Danny Walsh or Eddie Ryan in it.
I am very sad, I mean ultra sad, that there was no Adira again. I miss seeing her destroy people in the ring.
Every show is better then the last one and now they are moving to a bigger venue so its all looking good for them. They deserve it too, all the guys are super and the show is always entertaining. Everything about the show is welcoming too. A great bunch of people and its more then good value for money, you get a hundred times the value of what you pay for.
Started off 2016 perfectly.
I possibly will, maybe, I don’t know, going to their next show. Kinda hope I do as I always love going and will just be sad if I’m sat at home and know a show is on. We shall keep you notified of that on Twitter though. For Amanda’s interest only (as no one else will find it interesting!) my portable battery pack worked wonders though my S6 did go from 80% to 30% battery in like 3 minutes at one point. By then the night had pretty much ended though and I just plugged the phone back in whilst walking to the bus. It will make travelling much easier though so thanks for that present!
I’ve learnt my lesson never EVER to tell people who I support. Dude you know who you are and you are a ass hole. I refuse to acknowledge that I like the person you think I like, never ever sit behind (and to the side) of me again as long as that person, who you think I like but I don’t like, is wrestling. Or if you are sitting behind me (and to the side) then just remember I do not like the wrestler you think I like. Any conversation we’ve had to the contrary is a figment of your imagination or a damn lie. I am not his fan and I do not go all girly over him. I so do not like him got it? Yeah… That told you.
(Since people also have a serious sense of humour failure as well at times that was a joke. The person this is aimed at will know what it means so yeah JOKE.)
And as always you can find them….