Preview: PCW ULTRA – Anniversary (1/10/20)

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PCW ULTRA is coming off an incredible year in Southern California and is looking to make an immediate impact with their STACKED 4 year Anniversary show. Headlined by 2 big-time, heavyweight collisions and the farewell to current ULTRA Light Champion Jake Atlas, Anniversary has a little bit of everything for any wrestling fan and A LOT of explosive fun.

Bloodhunter vs Sabu

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The homicidal, genocidal, suicidal maniac, Sabu, an ECW legend and a name that will go down as one of the most recognizable, ever, in wrestling, shows up, in 2020, in Southern California to do battle with El Cazador De Sangre, The Blood Hunter. Not too much is known about this man, but his recent battles with Haku, Juventud Guerrera and Teddy Hart reveal a man with a sick agenda. This match should result in some blood loss and busted chairs.

TJ Perkins vs Artemis Spencer

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What a wonderful matchup this will be. Two technical wizards with a great ability to strike are pairing up for what could be the sleeper match of the card. TJ Perkins has regained his spot in the US indies since departing WWE last year, including stints with IMPACT Wrestling, NJPW, and many other indies, from major to small. The former WWE Cruiserweight Champion has shown he hasn’t missed a beat. He’s facing Canadian indie star (and former DEFY Champion) Artemis Spencer, who has exploded in the West Coast indies after starring for Canada’s Elite Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW) for the past decade. Spencer was recognized for his great year, taking part in the Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG) Battle of Los Angeles last fall.

Killer Kross vs Chris Masters

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Now that he’s officially a free agent (but for how long?), former IMPACT star Killer Kross continues his journey through international indies, and on Friday night he’s facing former WWE/IMPACT star Chris Masters. Two big men with power and aggressive streaks, “The Master of the Masterlock” will have his work cut out for him when he faces a man on a mission of rage.

ULTRA/DEFY/WCPW Tag Team Championship Steel Cage match: WARBEAST (Josef Samuel & Jacob Fatu) (c) vs Outlawz Inc. (Eddie Kingston & Homicide)

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This ultraviolent feud has seen it’s share of moments in the back half of 2019, blood, fire, weapons and a lot of hate spew from these two sides’ pores, hell bent on ridding one another from the ULTRA universe. After a no contest finish to their contest at No Quarter, the teams split up for violent singles encounters at Into The Void, with Fatu defeating Kingston in a I Quit match and Josef putting Homicide down in a Dog Collar match. WARBEAST has been all over the world, staking their claim as the baddest tag team on the scene, collecting titles from DEFY, ULTRA and West Coast Pro Wrestling. The cage may not be able to contain the violence, but this war is going to leave a lot of broken bodies and blood stains before it’s over.

PCW ULTRA Light Championship Triple Threat: Jake Atlas (c) vs Dom Kubrick vs Douglas James

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For fans of Southern California independent wrestling, hell fans of wrestling in general, Jake Atlas has been one of the brightest stars on the scene. Showing up all across the country, stealing the show with opponent after opponent and doing it the right way. Atlas is making his final rounds on the independent circuit and I cannot think of a better way to send him out of California than this matchup. This is going to be a very meaningful and passionate fight for the ULTRA Light Championship, but also for the hours and hours that these men have put in with each other. The 357 day reign of Atlas’ began with a victory in a Five Way for the vacant title, back at A2K19, Atlas has put away Dezmond Xavier, Trey Miguel, TJ Perkins and Daga, making the ULTRA Light Championship on of the most prestigious titles in the world. James, the second holder of the Light Championship, put together an incredible run of defenses in 2017 and into 2018 and is looking to get back his prized possession. James has made a name for himself on the mainstream level, debuting and looking really good in his MLW matches. Kubrick and Atlas have been teammates and best friends and you know Kubrick is looking for his opportunity to show the entire world that he is just as good, if not better than the two champions he will compete against. This match will be incredible.

PCW ULTRA Women’s Championship: Sumie Sakai (c) vs Ruby Raze

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Raze made a big time statement when she appeared at the last ULTRA show and put the whole women’s division on notice, laying out Saki and challenge Viva Von. Raze is SoCal’s ass-kicker supreme, one of the most decorated female talents on the scene and an incredible addition to any companies’ roster. Sakai is a 23 year veteran of the wrestling game and a legend of the independent wrestling scene. She became the flag bearer for the ULTRA women’s division by defeating Tessa Blanchard back at No Quarter. Can Sakai withstand the brutality and bring it to your face, Santino Brothers strong style?

PCW ULTRA Championship: MIL Muertes (c) vs Hammerstone

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After capturing the top prize in ULTRA back in March, by defeating Shane Strickland, Muertes has staked his claim as the big dog in ULTRA, defending the title against the likes of Sami Callahan, Dan Maff and Savio Vega. Hammerstone was a regular in ULTRA, prior to 2019, but the world-traveling, title-collecting superstar is back home. After defeating Schaff at Into The Void, Hammerstone earned the #1 Contender spot and a chance to claim his first ULTRA Championship.

Stay tuned to the Last Word on Pro Wrestling for more on this and other stories from around the world of wrestling, as they develop. You can always count on LWOPW to be on top of the major news in the wrestling world, as well as to provide you with analysis, previews, videos, interviews, and editorials on the wrestling world.  You can watch PCW ULTRA replays at Powerslam.tv.

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