January 24, 2012 - Duluth, GA

Arena at Gwinnett Center
Attendance: 10,192 (91%)

- Television Champion Lance Bravado comes out to the ring to start the show. Bravado says that, ever since he won the TV Title, he knows what it’s like to have a target on his back. He says that, for so long, he was always the one chasing after something; and now he knows what’s it like to be chased. Bravado says that three people in the PCW are trying to do whatever they can to take the title away from him. He says that Alberto Del Rio and Eddie Edwards will have their chance to do so in two weeks, but that he didn’t expect the actions taken by Joseph Mercury last week. Bravado says that Mercury couldn’t handle the fact that he couldn’t beat Bravado cleanly, so he got himself disqualified. Bravado says that Mercury had his chance to win the TV Title, but blew it, because he let his aggression get the better of him. Out from the crowd, Mercury slides into the ring, and attacks Bravado. Bravado fights back, and things turn into an all-out brawl, as PCW officials rush down to the ring, followed by Rex Butler.

Butler demands that both men be separated, and says that if either of them physically touch the other - at any point for the rest of the night - they will both be suspended, and Bravado would be stripped of the TV Title. Butler says that, since it’s obvious there is a larger issue surrounding the TV Title, there must be a way for it to get resolved. Butler than signs a tag team match for next week: Joseph Mercury will team up with Eddie Edwards, to take on the team of Alberto Del Rio and Lance Bravado!

- A recap of Monday Night’s Anarchy is shown.

Harlem Bravado vs. Alex Payne

Harlem Bravado came out with a chip on his shoulder tonight, and completely outperformed Alex Payne inside the ring. Minus a few instances of Payne taking control of the match, Bravado ran things throughout this match. Bravado picked up the victory after connecting with a DDT, followed by the X Marks the Spot, for the 1-2-3.

Harlem Bravado pinned Alex Payne with the X Marks the Spot in 0:10:31.
Rating: ** ¼

- A video is shown of David Otunga and Bryon Saxton confronting Rex Butler backstage. Otunga says that what The Big Show did was unacceptable; and that he could’ve put Otunga’s and Saxton’s careers in jeopardy by what Show did. Otunga demands that Show be punished. Butler says that he agrees; Show should not have interfered in their match, and can understand their frustration. But, instead of punishing Show for his actions, Butler says that he will let Otunga and Saxton control what happens to Show. Butler says that they will face Show, in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, at the February 6th live show.

Wade Barrett vs. The Big Show

Tonight saw the debut of British wrestler Wade Barrett, who had the unenviable task of stepping into the right with The Big Show after word was given that Show would be facing David Otunga and Bryon Saxton in a Handicap Match at the live show. Show wasted little time with Barrett, manhandling him from the opening bell, and picking up the 1-2-3 after a massive choke slam.

The Big Show pinned Wade Barrett with the Choke Slam in 0:03:06.
Rating: * ½

Jeff Hardy/Steve Corino vs. The All-Night Express

The fans in Duluth were witness to another debut tonight, as Jeff Hardy and Steve Corino came down from the main roster to take on the All-Night Express. Corino is one-half of the HWL Tag Team Champions, so it’s known that he can work as a team; but it has been some time since Hardy was a member of a unit. Tonight, though, they worked well as a team, as did Titus and King. This match went back and forth, and had a number of high-risk moves. In the end, King and Hardy were outside the ring, where King whipped Hardy into the steel ring post. Hardy dropped down to the concrete, holding his shoulder, as King re-entered the ring. The referee made the 10-count and awarded the ANE the victory.

The All-Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) defeated Jeff Hardy & Steve Corino when K. King defeated J. Hardy by countout in 0:07:12.
Rating: * ¼

- James Westerfield announces to the crowd that Max Buck suffered some mild damage to his neck, last week, at the hands of Heavyweight Champion David Hart Smith. Westerfield said that a determination on Buck’s condition - and his chances of wrestling at the February 6th house show - have not been decided. Westerfield says that more information will be available next week.

Non-Title Match
Ken Anderson vs. © David Hart Smith

The “Canadian Bulldog” did not get a very warm reception from the crowd tonight - especially after the news of Max Buck’s condition - but, he did not allow that to distract him as he took on Ken Anderson in tonight’s main event. Anderson started off the match on offense, but missed a clothesline, and that spelled the end of Anderson’s evening. Smith connected with a devastating clothesline and a power slam, before hitting a Northern Lights suplex for a quick 1-2-3.

[Non-Title Match]:
David Hart Smith pinned Ken Anderson after a Northern Lights suplex in 0:01:42.
Rating: **

Card rating: * ¾

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