February 28, 2012 - Reading, PA

James Westerfield stands in the center of the ring and introduces Lance Bravado to the ring. The Television Champion makes his way to the ring, still showing signs from the attack by The Great Khali last week. Westerfield asks if Bravado has anything he'd like to say to Khali. Bravado says that he's fully aware that he has a target on his back, simply by holding the Television Title; and that everyone thinks they have a right to attack him for what they think are "good" reasons. Bravado says that there is a clear challenger for his title, and that man is Daniel Bryan. Bravado says he knows why Khali attacked him… because he couldn't get over the fact that Bravado had defeated him weeks ago. Bravado says that Khali is nothing but an giant, insecure child, and that Bravado's not the only one Khali has pissed off.

This brings out Rex Butler, who says that he understands Bravado's frustration with Khali, as well as the current situation between Khali and The All-Night Express. Butler says that he has a plan for everyone to get their aggression out before something is blown out of proportion, and possibly ruining next week's live show. Butler announces that tonight Bravado will team up with The All-Night Express to take on The Great Khali and Daniel Bryan in a Handicap Tag Match. Butler leaves the stage as Bravado stands in the ring, nodding his head.

Jay Lethal & Wade Barrett vs. Beer Money (James Storm & Robert Roode)

Jay Lethal has had quite the history with Beer Money in recent months, but tonight, he brought a new partner to the ring, in the hopes of defeating Storm and Roode one more time. Wade Barrett had a strong showing last week, when he defeated Jeff Hardy. Tonight, from the start, neither Storm nor Roode wanted to test the “wild card”, as they made sure to keep Barrett out of the match for as long as possible. With a lack of chemistry like he had with Daniel Bryan, Lethal quickly found himself at the mercy of the former Tag Team Champions. Roode and Storm worked over Lethal for most of the match. But, Lethal fought back, ducking a clotheslines and hitting an enzurgiri, buying enough time to tag in Barrett. Barrett cleaned house, getting the crowd on their feet. Barrett and Roode squared off. Barrett landed a stiff right hand, before sending Roode into the ropes. Roode attempted a cross body block, only to get caught in mid-air, as Barrett powerslammed him to the canvas. Storm quickly broke up the pinfall. Lethal entered the ring, and all four men brawled inside the ring as the time limit expired.

Beer Money (James Storm & Robert Roode) and Jay Lethal & Wade Barrett battled to a draw in 0:20:00.
Rating: ***

All four men continued to battle inside the ring, as PCW officials rushed down to the ring, trying to break up the madness. The four men are finally separated, as the crowd roars in approval.


Alex Payne vs. Alberto Del Rio (w/Roberto Rodriguez)

Alberto Del Rio, clearly upset about losing out on the chance to challenge for the Television Title, came out tonight and made very short work of Alex Payne. Del Rio dominated the youngster, before making the pinfall for the 1-2-3.

Alberto Del Rio defeated Alex Payne by pinfall in 0:01:22.

After the match, Del Rio continued to attack Payne. The referee tried to get in the way, but Del Rio throws him to the canvas. EDDIE EDWARDS runs in from the back, making the save. Edwards and Del Rio brawl inside the ring. Edwards clotheslines Del Rio over the top rope. Del Rio gets back to his feet, as Rodriguez joins him. Inside the ring, Edwards says that things aren’t finished between the two of them – but they will be next week at the live show.

A video from earlier in the day is played, showing Brooke Barlow with Kenny King and Rhett Titus, before their Handicap Match. Brooke asks King to respond to the comments made by Ken Anderson last week. King smiles and says that Anderson has him all wrong. King says that neither he nor Titus are "punks", and King says he's offended by Anderson's name-calling. King admits that he had nothing to do with Anderson getting hurt, but he doesn't take back what he said about taking out the weak. King says that Anderson is jealous. Anderson's getting older, King says, and his body can't cope with the beating it days on a weekly basis. King says that Anderson is jealous of King's youth, and that no amount of rehab will help Anderson get back to the condition he was once in. King says that Anderson reminds him of the old man who yells at kids for walking across his lawn. Only, this time, Anderson's threatening to hit one of those kids. King says that he's standing on Anderson's doorstep, begging for the old man to hit him. King says that he, too, wants Rex Butler to sign a match for the April live show.

Commissioner Rex Butler appears, cutting off King's and Titus's exit. Butler says he loves a good old-fashioned fight, when the only things hurled are childish insults. Butler tells King that he spoke with Anderson earlier tonight, and wanted to give King the same news. On April third, King will face Anderson in a Street Fight. Butler walks away, leaving King and Titus behind.

Handicap Match
The All-Night Express (Kenny King & Rhett Titus) & © Lance Bravado vs. Daniel Bryan & The Great Khali (w/Ranjin Singh)

For the past couple weeks, The Great Khali has been making life miserable for The All-Night Express and the Television Champion, Lance Bravado. Last week, after watching Daniel Bryan be named the number-one contender for his title, Bravado was viciously attacked by Khali, which led to this match being made earlier in the evening. For a time, the match was evenly fought, as having Khali on his side was an equalizer for Bryan. King, Titus, and Bravado all took their turns working over Bryan, and keeping him as far away from his corner as possible. Bryan fought his way back, hitting a belly-to-back suplex, before making the tag to the Punjabi Giant. Khali cleared house, much to the chagrin of the crowd. Khali worked over Bravado, nearly pinned the TV Champion, but King and Titus broke up the pinfall. King and Titus took Khali and threw him over the top rope! Khali re-entered the ring at the count of 8, and once again fell under a 3-on-1 attack. Khali was able to fight his way out of the mismatch, tossing Titus and Bravado outside the ring. Khali tagged into Bryan, who quickly locked in the LeBell Lock. King was able to reach the ropes, forcing Bryan to release the hold. Bryan worked over King, before sending him into the ropes. King held onto the ropes as Bryan missed a dropkick. King went to work on Bryan, landing a DDT in the center of the ring. Titus and Bravado ran around the ring, pulling Khali off the apron as King hit the One Night Stand on Bryan for the 1-2-3.

Handicap Match
The All-Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) & Lance Bravado defeated Daniel Bryan & The Great Khali when K. King pinned D. Bryan after the One Night Stand in 0:36:07.
Rating: ** ¾

After the match, Titus and Bravado whipped Khali into the guardrail, before joining King on the other side of the ring, where they celebrated their victory. A mixed reaction came from the crowd as the trio made their way up the aisle.


Harlem Bravado vs. David Hart Smith

“The Canadian Bulldog” David Hart Smith returned to in-ring action tonight, after losing the Heavyweight Title to The Big Show three weeks ago in Honolulu. He stepped into the ring with Harlem Bravado, who’s last match was also a lose – at the hands of the PCW Tag Team Champions. Bravado got a quick jump on Smith, using his speed to knock the former champion off his feet. All this seemed to do was further upset the Bulldog, as Smith countered a belly-to-belly suplex, before using his strength to overmatch Bravado. Harlem attempted a comeback late in the match, but it was short lived as Smith connected with a powerslam, before hitting a Saito suplex for the 1-2-3.

David Hart Smith pinned Harlem Bravado with the Saito Suplex in 0:09:32.
Rating: ** ½

PCW Heavyweight Champion, The Big Show, comes out to the ring before tonight’s main event. Show says that he has looked back on James Storm’s claim that he was the last man to defeat Max Buck for the PCW Heavyweight Title, and Show can’t deny that. However, Show says that James walked out of a rematch the next week, getting himself counted out to ensure that he kept the title. Show reminds Storm that the week after he tucked his tail and fled, he fought Buck in a Falls-Count-Anywhere match. Storm beat Buck, Show says, in a match where anything was legal, and Storm could use anything he could get his hands on for an advantage. Show says that’s not the way a true champion should handle his business. Show says that if Storm is ready to fight – and wants to do it like a real man – then Show will give him a fight like never before, next week, with the title on the line.

Non-Title Match
David Otunga vs. © The Big Show

David Otunga – one-half of the newly crowned Tag Team Champions – squared off with a very determined “giant” in tonight’s main event. The crowd was fully behind the “World’s Largest Athlete”, but Otunga was able to shock them by holding his own against the Heavyweight Champion. Otunga stood toe-to-toe, brawling with Show, eventually forcing him throw the ropes, down to the concrete. Otunga worked over Show, and attempted to hit The Verdict outside the ring, but Show blocked it, pushing Otunga into the ring steps. Rolling Otunga back into the ring, Show went to work on Otunga’s back. Show whipped Otunga into the turnbuckle, and attempted a splash into the corner, but Otunga pulled the referee into Show’s path! Show stood back and watched as Otunga helped the referee to his feet, pleading his case, apologizing profusely, only to have the referee call for the disqualification.

[Non-Title Match]:
The Big Show defeated David Otunga by disqualification in 0:08:47.
Rating: DUD

After the match, Otunga continued to plead his innocence, saying that it was an accident. The referee rolled out of the ring, holding his ribs as Otunga got back to his feet, looking dejected. Otunga turned around and was caught by Show, who hit a chokeslam in the center of the ring! The crowd went crazy as Show exited the ring, and made his way up the aisle, holding the Heavyweight Title over his head.

Card rating: * ½

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