Chaos Column: Recap of PWG’s “Kurt Russell Reunion 3” Jan. 29th

BTWNCHAOSNORDER’S gives a recap of 1/29/12 Pro Wrestling Guerrilla’s “Kurt RussellReunion 3” from WRESTLEREUNION 6. This was the only event on the WrestleReunion 6 schedule, other than the Breakfast with Champions event. A large Sunday crowd, as well as a few legends who stayed for the show (i.e. Virgil & Fifi the Maid) was on hand for the final show of WrestleReunion 6 weekend, which was also a global affair, w/ the Mexican Minis returning from their Pro Wrestling Superstars encounter, and some of the Dragon Gate stars. Those who had purchased seats on the first 2 rows received a free PWG Classic DVD. 2nd Row ticketholders received an unsigned poster of the event, while front row ticketholders got their own event posters signed.

Referees: Rick Knox & Patrick Hernandez

Excalibur’s guest at the commentary table: Colt Cabana

1 – The Fightin’ Taylor Boys def. Famous B & Chris Kadillak when Ryan Taylor p. Famous B off of the team’s Canadian Destroyer. Strong opener that saw the high spots come late.

2 – Blood Warriors v. Junction III, PWG Style. Junction III member Jimmy Susumu (Yokosuka) p. Blood Warriors member BxB Hulk w/ a Double-Underhook Lift into a Piledriver (of which I don’t know the name of it). Personally, I was wondering how the heck could Jimmy keep on fighting without a concussion after getting kicked or stomped in the head so many times by BxB Hulk. Great match, BTW.

* Davey Richards hit the ring for the next match. As it was, fellow American Wolves partner Eddie Edwards missed his flight to L.A., but Davey did find a replacement partner in Harry Smith (f.k.a. David Hart Smith). Obviously, newfound respect after their Pro Wrestling Superstars encounter.

3 – The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) def. Davey Richards & Harry Smith when Nick p. Davey w/ More Bang For Your Buck. Great team action, complete w/ Harry Smith showing moves that I don’t recall seeing him do as part of The Hart Dynasty in WWE. The former WWE Superstar got the “Please come back!” treatment–I personally hope he does come back to do a Reseda show.

4 – Willie Mack p. Naruki Doi w/ the Chocolate Thunderbomb in another great see-saw match.

5 – 8-wrestler tag team action. Candice LeRae, B-Boy, Cedric Alexander, & Mascarita Dorada def. Joey Ryan, Peter Avalon, Ray Rosas, & Demus 316. Great mix of comedy & wrestling action, w/ the minis picking up where they had left off in their PWS encounter. Candice LeRae tipped the scales in her team’s favor after hitting a Reverse Huracanrana on Joey Ryan, who then ate a B-Boy Shining Wizard, leaving him stunned for Candice’s Moonsault for the winning pin.

6 – After intermission, The RockNES Monsters (Johnny Yuma & Johnny Goodtime) def. The Spiked Mohicans (CIMA & Ricochet). Great see-saw action ended when The RockNES Monsters hit one of their team finishers on CIMA.

SM – Masaaki Mochizuki p. Roderick Strong w/ a series of kicks to the head, capping it w/ a flying kick from the top or middle turnbuckle.

M – The 2nd “Never in your Wildest Dreams” match. PWG Champion El Generico, PAC, & Masato Yoshino def. Akira Tozawa & PWG Tag Team Champions Super Dragon & Kevin Steen (who had actually won the titles in last December’s Guerrilla Warfare match, though it didn’t look that way at the time). This was total madness from the get-go, complete w/ all 6 men fighting all over the place, and plenty of grudges involving El Generico & Akira Tozawa. Match full of high spots ended w/ El Generico hitting the Hallula Kick on Akira Tozawa, followed by the Ground Brainbuster, leaving things open for PAC to hit the Corkscrew Splash for the winning pin. Crowd was just totally hot for this, and that makes this match…..the match of the weekend.

PWG El Generico with the Hallula Kick on Tozawa 01-29-12

Plenty of intrigue going into the March 17 “Reseda Season Opener”, especially when both PWG titles are held by wrestlers who have a grudge against one another. Jimmy Susumu & Masaaki Mochizuki could be a great draw for a future PWG show, especially this year’s DDT4. Speaking of tag teams, I think The Fightin’ Taylor Boys & The RockNES Monsters could be on another collision course with their winning streaks.

For more photos of the show, please visit my gallery.