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PWG Pushin Forward Back results: Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Chuck Taylor


Submitted by reader John Carey

- Sammy Guevara defeated Rey Horus in 19:11

This match went way too long, with them trying very hard to establish Guevara as the heel and Horus as the face.

- The Unbreakable F'N Machines (Michael Elgin & Brian Cage) defeated The Young Bucks in 18:27

The pacing of this was pretty stale and there was a botch from The Young Bucks at one point.

- Keith Lee defeated Lio Rush and Trent? in 22:13

Rush ended up taking the pin here. The dynamic of this three-way match was that Trent and Rush were forced to team against the larger Lee.

- Dezmond Xavier defeated Sami Callihan, Jake Crist, and Dave Crist in 10:06

This was a total sprint. It was announced before the match that Shane Strickland and Jason Cade didn't make the show due to travel issues, so this was changed to a four-way match instead of the six-man tag that it was originally scheduled to be.

- Ricochet defeated Trevor Lee in 14:46

- Chuck Taylor defeated Zack Sabre Jr. to win the PWG World Championship in 29:24

This had lots of storytelling and great heel work from ZSJ. He tried to get disqualified several times by using low blows and forced someone from the ring crew to disassemble the bottom rope so that Taylor couldn't get any rope breaks. Referee Rick Knox wouldn't let ZSJ retain in that fashion.

Taylor ended up hitting the Awful Waffle into thumbtacks (which he had already eaten plenty of) to get the pin and become the new champion. Trent came out to congratulate him and celebrate after the match.

Final Thoughts --

For the ultra high standard that PWG has set for themselves, this was a letdown. But it still would've been a show of the year contender for many other independent promotions.