MAXIMUM IMPACT 2017
Published Tuesday, 14th November 2017
Our annual flagship event, Maximum Impact, took place this past Saturday in the stunning Greenock Town Hall. The card was overflowing with talent from across the UK and they certainly did not fail to entertain.
The first match saw rising Italian star, Paxxo, gain a shock victory over the comically villainous duo of Davey Blaze and his manager, Charles Boddington. Despite some extremely hard hitting offence from Blaze, and the usual interference from Boddington, Paxxo proved why he is making his name for himself across Europe.
Joe Hendry made his PBW debut against Aaron Echo in a match which showcased the technical proficiency of both competitors. With a wealth of experience in both professional and amateur wrestling events giving him the advantage, Hendry managed to get the three-count over Echo, earning a victory on his PBW debut.
Our first half main event was a hard-hitting, three-way war between Darkside, Jack Jester, and Joe Coffey. With all three men well established in the British pro-wrestling scene, this could have been any man's match. However, with the crowd firmly in his corner, it was Coffey who showed 'no mercy' and left Greenock triumphant.
It was then time for a real highlight in the PBW calendar, our annual King of Cruisers match. This year saw hometown hero, Lucha DS step up to the plate along with English veteran, CJ Banks, rising star, Kieran Kelly, PBW's own, Dylan Angel, the 'Urchin Prince', Drew Parker, and current PBW Tag Team Champion, Lou King Sharp. Every competitor showcased incredible athleticism, agility, and speed in a high octane match that had the crowd on the edge of their seats. Eventually, it was only Lucha DS and Lou King Sharp left standing. Just when it seemed that it would be Lucha who took the crown, Sharp's tag team partner, Krieger, ran to ringside and mayhem ensued. Krieger eventually took Lucha out with a chair-shot to the head, allowing Sharp to get the pin and ultimately be crowned the 2017 King of Cruisers. Love them or hate them, you can't deny that this has been quite a year for the team of Krieger and Sharp.
Fresh from their recent WWE tryouts, two friends, Kenny Williams and Mark Coffey, collided in a fun and fast paced match. Despite their close friendship outside the ring, neither man held back as they tried to get the pin. With some high-flying, hard-hitting offence, it was Kenny Williams who managed to grab the victory.
Bringing the night to a close was our PBW Championship match. After trading kicks and insults for the past few months, BT Gunn finally defended his title against his former friend and tag partner, Stevie Xavier. With tensions high between the pair, both men gave their all in what many have said was the match of the night. Not content to keep it in the ring, they brawled across the venue, even leaping from the stage to try and secure the victory. After a devastating superkick, it seemed as though Xavier was about to become the brand new PBW Champion, but Gunn somehow managed to kick out. Perhaps realising he was in trouble, he held on to the ropes behind the referees back to secure the pin and retain his title. Xavier will surely be looking for a rematch as soon as possible.
Thank you to everyone who came out to make the show such a great success, from fans to workers to staff. We hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did!
If you missed out then don't worry, David Wilson was on hand to get some great pictures of the night which will be up on Facebook soon. The event will also be available on DVD in the coming weeks.
If you can't wait for your next wrestling fix then head along to our show in Dumbarton's Meadow Centre on November 25th. Tickets can be purchased from the Meadow Centre box office or from www.ringsideworld.co.uk.
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MAXIMUM IMPACT 2017 RESULTS
Paxxo bt Davey Blaze with Charles Boddington
Joe Hendry bt Aaron Echo
'Ironman' Joe Coffey bt Darkside & Jack Jester
KING OF CRUISERS 2017 - Lou King Sharp bt Lucha DS, Drew Parker, Kieran Kelly, Dylan Angel & CJ Banks to become King Of Cruisers 2017
Kenny Williams bt Mark Coffey
PBW Championship Match - BT Gunn bt Stevie Xavier to retain