A NEW PBW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION IS CROWNED
Published Monday, 27th November 2017
With an absolutely stacked card set for the 25th in Dumbarton, it was no surprise that last weekend we entertained one of our biggest Meadow Centre crowds to date. The whole roster gave an impressive showing of their talent, giving PBW fans an idea of what more is to come in 2018.
There were several big wins on the night, with one such victory going to Aaron Echo. Echo not only managed to go toe-to-toe with arguably the best heavyweight in the UK, Rampage Brown, but also managed to defeat him after a first-rate match. It's an impressive victory to end Echo's year in PBW.
Despite their defeat at the hands of the ever sneaky PBW Tag Team Champions, Lou King Sharp & Krieger, the team of Lucha DS and Logan Smith put up a great fight. Lucha even managed to get a measure of revenge over Krieger, who tried to repeat his actions from Maximum Impact and hit Lucha with a steel chair. Not only did Krieger miss and hit himself, Lucha also got a shot in for good measure. While he and Logan Smith may not have walked out the Meadow Centre as tag team champions, the young PBW Academy trainee, Smith, made a great impression in Dumbarton. He did not appear out of place among the more experienced wrestlers on the card and is definitely one to watch as we move into 2018.
A real highlight of the evening had to be our main event; Stevie Xavier's rematch for the PBW Heavyweight Championship against former friend, BT Gunn. Having lost due to Gunn cheating to retain the title at Maximum Impact, Xavier wasn't about to let the same happen again. Both men gave their all in a ferocious back and forth match. However, it was Xavier who stood victorious after the three-count and who is now only the second man in the company's history to have held the title of PBW Tag Team Champion, King of Cruisers, and PBW Heavyweight Champion. Xavier is also the first ever PBW Academy graduate to have claimed the Heavyweight Championship. PBW owner, Ross Watson, said after the match "not many guys tick all the boxes. Stevie Xavier is one of the few. Very well deserved. Been saying it for years and believe it now more than ever when I say the sky is the limit."
Alongside the outpouring of congratulations for Xavier, fans are left wondering what will be next for BT Gunn. With an increasingly dismissive attitude towards fans and fellow wrestlers alike, what exactly can we expect from Gunn in the coming months? Only time will tell.
Thank you to everyone who came along to the show and helped to make it such a great evening. Pictures from Mr David Wilson will be available soon and we will be returning to Dumbarton's Meadow Centre on June 2nd, 2018.
Full results are as follows:
- Davey Blaze w/ Charles Boddington bt Kenny Williams
- Aaron Echo bt Rampage Brown
- Grado bt Darkside
- Jack Jester bt Lionheart
- PBW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Krieger & Lou King Sharp bt Lucha DS & Logan Smith to retain
- PBW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Stevie Xavier bt BT Gunn