Results from an excellent night of action in front of a packed crowd at the Forte Ballroom in Des Moines, Iowa. Next event is the 3rd-Annual King of Des Moines Tournament on Aug. 26.
Quick Results: Jimmy Rockwell, Tyler Cook & Matty Starr b Gage Octane, Devin Carter & Casanova, Malia Hosaka b Melanie Cruise, Tony Sly b Sir Bradley Charles after interference by Zach Thompson, Canadian Tuxedo Match (No DQ, competitors must wear all denim) – Ryan Slade b AJ Smooth, 3XW Tag Team champs Ben Sailer & Nate Bash b Sparrow & Scott Spade, Sir Bradley Charles b Zach Thompson to win 3XW Pure Wrestling title, The MMA (The Mauler & Ricky Kwong w/ Chad Mylan) and Maddog McDowell & Jon West w/Skylar Pierce went to a double DQ, Jeremy Wyatt b Brian Ash to win 3XW Heavyweight title.
Fans were handed a ballot as they came through the door to vote for Zach Thompson’s challenger for the Pure Wrestling title later that evening. Thompson was originally scheduled to battle Mark Sterling, but Sterling unfortunately was hospitalized with a serious knee infection the week of the event.
1. Jimmy Rockwell, Tyler Cook and Matty Starr beat Gage Octane, Devin Carter and Casanova of Genesis. Rockwell pinned Carter after a Rock On (Swanton) Bomb, preceded by Matty nailing Carter with a second rope moonsault and Cook throwing him with an impressive T-Bone suplex.
2. Malia Hosaka beat Melanie Cruise. Hosaka pinned Cruise with a unique leg-based rollup after Cruise missed an incredible flying legdrop off the top rope.
3. Tony Sly beat Sir Bradley Charles thanks to an assist from Zach Thompson. SBC had Sly up for the Long Kiss Goodnight, only for Zach to jump on the apron and distract the ref and SBC. Sly slipped off SBC, hit him with a lowblow and used his unique double underhook neckbreaker for the pin.
4. Canadian Tuxedo match – Ryan Slade beat A.J. Smooth in a wild brawl. No DQ, allies banned from ringside, one fall in the ring, competitors must wear all denim. Despite Slade’s denim bowtie and Smooth’s acid-streaked jeans, this was a very intense battle that went all over the arena. Even a hockey stick was used as a weapon. After the ref was knocked down, Tony Sly attempted to interfer on Genesis teammate Smooth’s behalf, only for Slade to avoid the attack and Ry-plex Sly. Smooth managed to release Northern Light’s Suplex Slade through a table in the corner and Slade still kicked out! Slade finished Smooth off after a Canadian Destroyer.
5. 3XW Tag Team champs American Ground & Air (Ben Sailer & Nate Bash) successfully defended the titles over Scott Spade and Sparrow, pinning Sparrow following a Doomsday Crossbody. Sailer and Bash strangely threatened broadcaster Midnight Guthrie on the mic before the match.
6. Sir Bradley Charles – voted by the fans to be Zach Thompson’s opponent tonight – beat Thompson to win the 3XW Pure Wrestling title. A good back-and-forth match, which saw SBC hit the Long Kiss Goodnight for the pin. This is SBC’s first title win in 3XW.
7. The Mylan Managament Agency (The Mauler & Ricky Kwong w/Chad Mylan) and The American Bulldogs (Maddog McDowell & Jon West w/Skylar Pierce) battled to a double disqualification after brawling all over the ringside area as the match was just starting.Even Mylan and Pierce went at it during this wild one.
8. Jeremy Wyatt beat Brian Ash for the 3XW Heavyweight title in a very intense brawl after Ash submitted to Wyatt’s Crossface. Another match that went all over the arena with vicious strikes by both men throughout the match. At one point, Wyatt chopped Ash so hard that he hit the arena floor and Wyatt himself appeared to have injured his hand. Wyatt won the title for the second time after applying the Crossface, causing Ash to tap out. It’s the first time in 6 years of 3XW history that Ash submitted to lose a match.