PWG's 16th anniversary show took place at the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Friday night.
- Trey Miguel pinned Andy Brown with a meteora off the top rope
Strong opener, particularly by Miguel. Brown is local and the crowd was hot for this.
- The Dark Order (Evil Uno & Stu Grayson) defeated Best Friends (Chuck Taylor & Trent Barreta) by DQ
This was like a practice run for their All Out match on August 31. The match was very good. Great heat and a lot of cool moves.
It was very unlike a PWG finish. There was a strong face vs. heel dynamic and the Dark Order used low blows a few times when the ref was down. Trent finally used a low blow in retaliation -- but the ref saw that and disqualified him. It's probably building a program and PWG almost never does this type of finish.
- Darby Allin pinned MJF
MJF wore plaid trunks and a scarf which was in tribute to Roddy Piper since some people compare him to Piper. He got enormous heat in a way that nobody here gets. He ran down guys doing flippy moves and ran down the fans and said he was going to win with a headlock takeover. He tried it many times, including after a low blow, but Allin always kicked out.
Allin finally gave MJF a low blow and a headlock takeover and got the three. This finish worked huge. Great bout.
- Bandido, Flamita & Rey Horus defeated Black Taurus, Laredo Kid & Puma King
Insane. People were saying this was the best PWG match since the famous Young Bucks & Adam Cole vs. Will Ospreay, Matt Sydal & Ricochet match a few years ago and I'd pretty much agree. So many dives and first time moves.
Bandido pinned Puma King with the 21-Plex. The place threw more money in the ring when it was over than I've seen thrown in a long time.
- Joey Janela pinned Jungle Boy with an elbow off the top rope
The crowd sees both guys as big stars now. Luchasaurus carried Jungle Boy to the ring on his shoulders. It was very difficult to follow the previous match but this was good.
- Brody King pinned David Starr with a ganso bomb
Good match but again once that six-man happened nothing was going to get the over-the-top reaction.
- PWG Tag Team Champions The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) retained their titles against LAX (Santana & Ortiz) in a ladder match
This was a great match. A lot of innovative stuff. Xavier climbed up the ladder and got both belts to win.
Tony Khan of AEW was at the show. He had been in town since midweek due to the Television Critics Association conference.