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BG Says: PWG Ernest P. Worrell Memorial

June 2, 2006 | Posted by Brad Garoon
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Ernest P. Worrell Memorial

March 12, 2005 – City of Industry, California

Your hosts are Disco Machine & Excalibur

Excalibur and Super Dragon start off the show in the ring. Excalibur look out! It’s the evil Red Super Dragon and you don’t even realize it!!! Excalibur is coming off of a one-month suspension at the hands of Disco Machine. He calls Disco out to choose between being a member of SBS or being the commissioner of PWG, because he can’t be both. Red Super Dragon attacks Excalibur from behind until Disco Machine and the real Super Dragon make the save. Really now, Excalibur should have known better than to come out with a Super Dragon dressed in red. Disco and Excalibur shake hands and Disco pledges his allegiance to the trio.

Ballard BrothersRoninCharles Mercury
Topgun TalwarDisco MachineExcaliburHook Bomberry
The Ballard Brothers, Ronin & Charles Mercury VS. Topgun Talwar, Disco Machine, Excalibur & Hook Bomberry
Disco and Mercury start. Disco gets a backslide for 2. He puts on a wristlock but Mercury gets to the ropes. Disco goes for an armdrag but Mercury reverses to a cross armbreaker with a sick reversal. Disco dodges a dropkick but has one of his own dodged. Mercury hits an elbowdrop for 2. Shane and Hook tag in and Hook grabs a wristlock. Hook hits a dropkick and puts on a headlock. He hits a drop toehold and a dropkick to the face for 2. Shannon and Talwar tag in. Ronin hits a cheap shot on Talwar which really upsets him. Talwar grabs a wristlock on Shannon. Hook runs in and puts one on the other hand and they start biting. Disco and Excalibur bite Shannon’s feet as well. Talwar hits a shoulder block for 2. Shannon returns the favor. They trade armdrags and Shannon gets a roll up for 2. They start rolling all over the ring and then Talwar luckily and accidentally headbutts Shannon’s groin. Excalibur and Ronin tag in. They trade wristlocks and Excalibur hits a dropkick and a couple of high knees. Ronin blocks a third and hits an elevated forearm. Shane tags in and gets 2. Shannon tags in and they hit a double legsweep for 2. Ronin tags in and they all pound on Excalibur. Ronin hits a running forearm and Mercury tags in and hits a clothesline. Shannon tags in and hits a DDT for 2. Shane comes in and gets hit by a big boot and an Ace Crusher. Mercury and Disco tag in. The Ballards, Mercury and Ronin go to the floor. Gunning for Hookers and SBS goes for dives but they all miss. Well, Talwar actually hits his on Ronin. Hook and Mercury brawl at ringside as Ronin and Talwar fight in the ring. Talwar hits the Chipotle drop for 2 when Mercury saves. He hits a northern lights suplex and a DDT on Talwar for 2. Excalibur hits a German suplex for 2 on Mercury. Shane hits a darkness buster for 2. Disco Machine hits a Samoan drop on Shane. Disco makes the save and holds Shannon for Talwar. Talwar stops himself from hitting Disco by mistake … but then hits him on purpose! Shannon then hits the Whirling Dervish on Disco for the win at 13:52. This was solid, but not as fun as the eight man tag from the last show.
Rating: **1/2

After the match Hook beats on SBS as Talwar admits that he was the man who stole the tag title belts. He says that he melted them down and injected them into his ass. Now they’re his forever. So much for his rehabilitation.

Chris Sabin VS. Ricky Reyes
Chris Sabin VS. Ricky Reyes
They lock up and Sabin grabs a wristlock. Reyes reverses to his own and hits a suplex. Sabin gets a crucifix pin for 2. Reyes grabs a headlock but Sabin reverses to a hammerlock. Reyes gets a backslide for 2. Sabin gets an awesome roll up for 2. Reyes backs Sabin into the corner and goes for a cheap shot but Sabin dodges it and hits a hurricanrana. Reyes bails so Sabin follows him out with a suicide dive. Back in the ring Sabin gets 2. Reyes pokes the eyes and pulls the hair. He hits a backbreaker for 2. He hits a kneedrop and a back elbow for 2. Sabin comes back with a sunset flip for 2. Reyes cuts off his momentum with a leg lariat for 2. He hits a stiff kick to the back for 2. He ducks an enziguiri but gets hit with a springboard back elbow. Sabin hits a Manhattan drop and a clothesline. He hits a back elbow and a tornado DDT for 2. Reyes hits a northern lights suplex for 2. Sabin hits an enziguiri and a running powerbomb for 2. Reyes come s back with a DDT for 2. Sabin hits a back heel kick and the Cradle Shock for the win at 9:46. Good back and forth match, one of Reyes’ more fun singles matches.
Rating: ***

ZokrePhoenix Star VS. Scorpio SkyHuman Tornado
Zokre & Phoenix Star VS. Scorpio Sky & Human Tornado
I guess there’s trouble in the AXP camp so we have Dark and Lonely going against Los Luchas here. I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve seen of Los Luchas. Sky and Zokre start. They lock up and Sky grabs a headlock. He hits a hurricanrana and Zokre bails. Star comes in and hits a dropkick sending Sky to the floor. Tornado comes in with a springboard dropkick. Star hits him with an armdrag but Tornado sends him to the floor. Zokre clotheslines Tornado down sloppily and kicks at his shoulder. He hits a hurricanrana and Tornado bails. Sky comes in with a dropkick. He catches Star with an armbar as Zokre puts an anklelock on Tornado. Sky and Zokre agree to let go at the same time and the teams go to their corners. Sky and Tornado attack from behind and then double-team Star for 2. Sky tags in, because they’re using tags now, and dropkicks the shoulder. He hits a leg lariat and a legdrop. Tornado tags in and hits a hiptoss into a backbreaker for 2. He puts on a chinlock and tags to Sky. Sky hits a dropkick for 2. Tornado tags in and gets kicked around. Zokre and Sky tag in and Zokre cleans house. He hits a kneelift on Sky and the leg clap on Tornado. Star tries to bait his opponents into the corner with a hand stand but Tornado thwarts him with an eye poke. Sky hits a backbreaker on Star and Tornado hits the splits kick to the groin on Zokre. Zokre hits a blockbuster on Tornado and Sky at the same time. Star dropkicks them both at the same time and Zokre hits Tornado with a drop toehold. He puts on a Mexican surfboard and Star pulls Tornado away to hit an inverted Angle slam. He hits a spear on Sky for 2 when Tornado saves. Tornado hits a tornado clothesline and a bulldog for 2. Star hits a creative low blow but Tornado feels nothing and hits the pimp slap. Sky and Tornado work Star over in the corner. Zokre knocks Sky to the floor and Star dives out onto him. Tornado follows them out with a somersault plancha. Zokre fakes a dive but falls back into a backbreaker from Sky, who quickly dives out onto Tornado and Star before rolling back in the ring to get 2 on Zokre. Zokre dodges a frog splash and hits a springboard senton. They go for their double team finisher but somehow it gets goofed up. Zokre knocks Tornado to the floor and Los Luchas hit their senton/moonsault finisher on Sky for the win at 11:47. This was a ton of fun, but kind of all over the place and the finish was messed up.
Rating: ***1/4

Kevin Steen VS. El Generico VS. Christopher Daniels VS. AJ Styles
Kevin Steen VS. El Generico VS. Christopher Daniels VS. AJ Styles
This match was supposed to happen at the All Star Weekend but Tony Stradlin, who had been beating everyone in PWG and was getting his title shot on this night, got signed to a WWE developmental contract. The winner of this goes on to face Super Dragon in the main event, which is fine and dandy, but I was really digging Stradlin. First fall wins. Generico and Steen start. Steen takes Generico to the mat and puts on a front facelock. Generico reverses to a wristlock but Steen comes back with a headlock. Generico dominates with armdrags and Steen tags to Daniels. Styles asks for a tag from Generico and he obliges. Daniels bails immediately and refuses to get back in against Styles. Generico tags back in and takes Daniels to the mat with an armbar. Generico misses a crossbody and Daniels hits him with a bodyslam. He hits an elbowdrop for 2. Styles tags in for Generico so Daniels tags out to Steen. Steen wants a handshake to prove to Styles that he likes him. Styles slaps him instead. I’d call him a dick but he heard what Steen said about him over the phone at the last show. Styles takes Steen to the mat with a headlock but Steen reverses to the leg scissors. Styles kips up and goes back to the headlock. He hits a swinging armdrag and puts on an armbar. He rams Steen’s shoulder into Daniels’ corner. Daniels teases a tag but then backs off. Styles tags to Generico who gets poked in the eyes. Daniels tags in for Steen and they hit Generico with a double hiptoss. Daniels clotheslines Steen and hits a vertical suplex on Generico. He tags to Steen who hits a snap suplex for 2. He hits an elbowdrop and a legdrop. He puts on a crossface but Generico comes back with a northern lights suplex for 2. Steen goes back to the eyes and tags to Styles. Styles kicks Generico in the face but Generico comes back with a headlock. Styles hits a dropkick for 2. He hits a swinging neckbreaker for nothing because Daniels quietly tagged Styles out. Daniels gets 2 on Generico. He puts on a chinlock and then goes to Steen’s corner. Steen tags Generico out and pounds on Daniels. He puts on a strangle hold and kicks Daniels’ back for 2. He puts on a headlock but Daniels fights out and they clothesline each other down. Steen tags to Styles who finally gets his hands on Daniels. Styles hits a pair of clotheslines and a leg lariat. He hits the suplex neckbreaker for 2. Daniels blocks a blind charge and hits the STO for 2. He hits a blue thunder bomb for 2. Styles goes for the flip DDT but Daniels blocks. Styles tries again and hits it for 2 when Steen saves. He tags Daniels out but gets hit with Styles’ German suplex/faceplant combo. It gets 2 when Daniels saves. Daniels hits a palm strike and the Iconoclasm on Styles for 2, despite not being legal. Steen shoots Daniels to the floor and Styles follows him out with a somersault plancha. Steen rolls Generico back into the ring, fakes a dive onto Daniels and Styles and then pins Generico for the win at 21:20. I hate matches that have legal man rules both enforced and then not enforced. This was good, but nothing special and kind of disappointing given what Steen and Generico have done together and what we’re used to from Styles and Daniels.
Rating: ***

Arrogance come out to face Frankie Kazarian and his mystery partner for the tag titles. They tease that it must be Robocop. Har har har, Sting references. Bosh makes fun of minorities but assures Lost that his Philippino blood doesn’t count. He even makes fun of the retarded fan. Kazarian pulls the black-man’s-gums-in-the-aryan’s-mouth trick on Bosh, telling him his father was Mexican and then introduces Lost’s former partner Joey Ryan as his tag team partner.

Scott LostChris Bosh VS. Joey RyanFrankie Kazarian
Scott Lost & Chris Bosh (c) VS. Joey Ryan & Frankie Kazarian [PWG Tag Team Championship Match]
Kazarian attacks Arrogance before the bell. Lost accidentally hits the Superman spear on Bosh. Kazarian hurricanranas Lost’s head into Bosh’s crotch and then hits the momentum kick on Bosh. Lost goes to the floor so Frankie dives out onto him. He slingshots Lost back in and tags to Ryan. Lost quickly tags out to Bosh. Ryan hits a clothesline and a hurricanrana. Kazarian tags in and he and Ryan chop Bosh. Kazarian hits a neckbreaker for 2. Lost hits a cheap shot and Bosh hits a backbreaker. Bosh hits a fistdrop and tags to Lost. Lost hits an uppercut and a leg lariat for 2. Bosh comes in and gets his own brand of momentum before clubbing Kazarian down. Lost tags in and gets his knees up onto which Bosh clotheslines Kazarian. Bosh drop toeholds Kazarian onto Lost’s knee. He hits an elbow drop and a double ax handle to Kazarian’s back. Lost hits a kick to the gut and puts on the Tarantula. Bosh walks up and hits the JCVD uppercut to Kazarian’s balls. Lost hits a Stinger splash but Kazarian comes back with a sunset flip powerbomb. Ryan tags in and hits a JCVD uppercut on Bosh as he jumps off the ropes. Oh, the irony. He slugs it out with Lost and hits a dropkick. He shoves Bosh down and tosses Lost onto him. Kazarian hits them both with top rope legdrops for 2. He tags in legally and gets destroyed. Bosh hits him with a Stone Cold Stunner and Lost hits him with a uranage onto Bosh’s knee for 2. Kazarian comes back with Wave of the Futures on both opponents. Ryan tags in and gets 2. He hits a pair of German suplexes and a fisherman’s suplex for 2. He sets Bosh up for the Duff Drop but Lost cuts it off with a roundhouse kick. Kazarian kicks Bosh off the turnbuckle but gets caught by a dropkick from Lost. Ryan brings a chair into the ring but Kazarian takes it away from him. Ryan argues with him until Bosh knocks him into Kazarian. Bosh knocks Ryan out cold with the chair. Well, that is if you ignore Ryan looking up for a second to see what everyone else is doing. Bosh comes in and pins him at 13:16 for the win. The finish was flat and the match was pretty mediocre. It’s time for Arrogance to pick up the slack again.
Rating: **1/2

Lots of people come to check on Ryan after the match. He eventually stands up and mule kicks Kazarian down low. Excalibur tries to save but Arrogance comes back out and the three of them win the numbers game. Ryan gets on the microphone and says that everyone expects him to be the good guy. It didn’t get him anywhere so tonight he wanted to be the bad guy and Kazarian tried to stop him. He’s mad at the fans for cheering him louder than they cheered Lost, causing friction in the X-Foundation. He apologizes to Lost and they embrace. Kazarian breaks up the love fest to end the segment. This was the best Joey Ryan promo I’ve ever seen, and his heel turn explanation actually made sense. I dig it.

Super Dragon VS. Kevin Steen
Super Dragon (c) VS. Kevin Steen [PWG Championship Match]
Steen attacks Dragon from behind on his way to the ring. He rams him into the post tosses him into some chairs. He rolls Dragon into the ring and the match begins. He hits a leg lariat for 2. Dragon comes back with an armbreaker but Steen blocks the Curb Stomp. Dragon puts on the Mark Nulty Special and hits a kneedrop to the back of the neck. He hits a traditional kneedrop for 2. He hits a back elbow for 2. He puts on the full nelson leglock but Steen gets to the ropes. Dragon hits a running forearm for 1. Steen blocks the Psycho driver by getting to the ropes. Dragon goes for it again but Steen blocks and ends up on the floor. Dragon goes for a tope con hilo but Steen moves and Dragon ends up crashing into some chairs. Steen gets back into the ring and goes for a springboard dive, slipping off the ropes but making some contact at any rate. Back in the ring Steen hits a missile dropkick for 2. He puts on the full nelson leglock but Dragon gets to the ropes. Steen hits a back suplex for 2 with a cocky pin. He hits a backbreaker for 2. He hits the somersault legdrop for 2. He dodges the Koppo kick and goes to the ropes. Dragon cuts him off on the apron and knocks him to the floor with the Koppo kick. He hits the tope con hilo and rolls Steen into the ring to get 2. He hits the Curb Stomp and goes for a second but Steen rolls him up for 2. Dragon catches him with another Curb Stomp for 2. He climbs the ropes and hits a senton for 2. He rolls Steen over and climbs up again but Steen knocks him down and hits a gutbuster. He climbs the ropes and hits a nice moonsault for 2. He hits a slingshot flatliner for 2. Dragon hits a hurricanrana and a clothesline for 2. He climbs the ropes but Steen dodges the double stomp and hits a clothesline. He hits a fisherman’s buster for 2. He hits Dragon with the Curb Stomp and then hits the package piledriver for 2. Dragon rolls to the floor to regain his composure but Steen puts him back in the ring. Steen goes for the Psycho driver but Dragon escapes and hits the package piledriver for the win at 18:24. This looked like it was going to be a train wreck for those first few minutes, but it picked up nicely and had a decent little story running through it. Steen, penis that he is, used Dragon’s moves against him, but in the end it caught up with him and Dragon shoved it in his face by beating him with his own finisher.
Rating: ***1/4

Highlighting the banana on the main page will reveal the following backstage shenanigans
Excalibur and Disco Machine are pissed off. Topgun Talwar and Disco Machine betrayed them. Ronin comes in and expresses his condolences for the turn. Excalibur shouts that nobody is looking for bad sports in PWG.

Chris Sabin says he proved that he’s better than Ricky Reyes. He’s going to keep progressing in PWG, and perhaps we’ll see a Michigan invasion. Hooray for Michigan!

Gunning for Hookers decide to celebrate their evil deeds by killing a Tijuana hooker and doing cocaine off of her dead ass. Talwar is excited about being the tag team title belts. Bomberry wants to face SBS face-to-face. Talwar then finally admits that his Chipotle rehab has failed and he’s back on the juice, the drugs and the whores.

Joey Ryan pretty much repeats his promo from earlier, but this time outside!

Chris Bosh and Scott Lost do a shoot interview with the retarded fan. He claims to not be retarded, but then talks about researching indy wrestling regions on the Internet. That’s a bit of a contradiction. He just purchased Use Your Illusion IV, so maybe he’s not that retarded. He gets upset when the conversation topic turns to his penis and then he freaks out while calling himself horny. Bosh actually looked a bit nervous at the end.

The Reference
A tribute to the character portrayed by Jim Varney in countless movies (well I’m sure we could count them but I’m not going to). My personal favorite was always Ernest Scared Stupid. Ernest Goes to Jail also has a spot in my heart because Worrell’s mean boss looked just like my grandfather. Oddly enough, this show was titled just a few days after I found out Varney had died of lung cancer, even though it had happened five years earlier.

The 411BG Says

Going by the snowflakes this show is pretty good. Nothing is below **1/4 and there are plenty of good matches. However, there's nothing on here that makes me want to watch this show again, so my thumbs are dead set in the middle here. With the All Star Weekend coming up next I'm hoping that the string of middling shows is over. You can pick this up at Highspots.com, as PWG is all sold out.

Final Score:  7.0   [ Good ]  legend

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