November 20, 2012 - PCW Wrestling - Helsinki, FI

Commentators: Alfred Pressley & James Westerfield
Attendance: 8,260

-A highlight video is shown of Kenny King’s victory over Chris Hero last week. A camera shot shows the outside of the arena. Alfred Pressley welcomes everyone to Helsinki, just less than a month away from the End of the Line pay-per-view.

-Kenny King’s music plays as he makes his way out to the ring. In the ring, King grabs a microphone and says that the month of November has been a highlight of her career – and that it’s only going to get better. Ten days ago, King permanently put his dead weight tag team partner on the shelf, so he no longer has to worry about carrying Titus’ burden on his shoulders. He says that instead of telling everyone what he did last week, he wants to show them. A video plays of King hitting a superkick on Chris Hero and pinning him. King says last week he pinned the Television Champion in the center of the ring. He says at End of the Line, he’s going to beat James Storm and take his Heavyweight Title.

Commercial Break

-Returning from the break, Bobby Roode confronts Wade Barrett backstage. Roode wants to know if Barrett is going to answer his challenge or continue to dodge Roode. Barrett tells Roode that he will have his answer next week and walks off.

Drew McIntyre pinned The Great Khali after a forearm smash in 8:11.
Rating: -* ¾

The Great Khali was looking to keep his winning streak going after a victory over Lance Bravado last week. It looked like The Punjabi Giant was poised to keep his streak live, but McIntyre showed a great deal of tenacity, kicking out of the Punjabi Plunge – much to the shock of Khali. McIntyre fought his way back into the match; the longer the match went on, the more it favored McIntyre. Eventually, Khali looked worn down, and McIntyre was able to connect with a stiff forearm smash to Khali’s head, picking up the 1-2-3.

Commercial Break

-Returning from the break, the camera shows Alfred Pressley and James Westerfield at ringside. They give an update on Kelly Kelly’s absence as of late, which they are now finding out is due to a lower back injury suffered at during her tournament match against Natalya at the British Beatdown pay-per-view. No timetable has been given for Kelly’s return, and they wish her a speedy recovery.

-Backstage, Brooke Barlow asks Nikki Bella if she has any comment to her sister, Brie’s challenge last week. Nikki says that she’s fine with Brie blaming Nikki for her loss at British Beatdown; but Nikki says she was doing the right thing. She had sat back for too long and watch Brie use dirty tricks to gain any success. So, Nikki accepts Brie’s challenge, and says that she will fight her sister next week.

Kazarian defeated David Hart Smith via pinfall in 6:45.
Rating: 2 ½

Last week, David Hart Smith had a very good showing in the #1 Contenders’ Battle Royal, ultimately being the final participant eliminated. Kazarian was eliminated earlier in the match and had a little more to prove heading into tonight. During the match, DREW MCINTYRE made his way to ringside, distracting “The Canadian Bulldog”. This allowed Kazarian to catch Smith off guard with a Discus Punch for the 1-2-3. After the match, McIntyre watched from ringside as Smith slowly made his way to his feet. McIntyre slowly walked up the ramp as the show went to commercials.

Commercial Break

-Returning from the break, David Otunga approaches Chris Hero backstage. The two men shake hands and Hero congratulates Otunga on his victory last week. Otunga says that he hopes Chris knows that their match at End of the Line is just business, and that he doesn’t want it to interfere with their partnership. Hero agrees and says that Otunga earned the right to face him. But, Hero says that Otunga will have to earn the right to call himself champion. He pats Otunga on the shoulder and walks away.

-A preview for End of the Line is shown. The event will take place, LIVE, from the McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee on December 15th!

**Non-Title Match
© James Storm pinned Wade Barrett with the Last Call in 10:06.
Rating: 3 ¼* **

Earlier tonight it was made very clear that Kenny King has placed a bullseye squarely on the back of James Storm heading into their match at End of the Line. Barrett also finds himself in someone’s crosshairs heading into the final special event of the year – Storm’s former tag partner, Bobby Roode. Both “marked” men put on what was clearly the match of the night. It ended with Storm hitting the Last Call to pick up a much-needed victory, match the win of King last week. After the match, ROODE made his way out to the ring, shouldering past Storm on the ramp. Roode entered the ring and stalked Barrett as he got to his feet. As he did, Roode connected with the Pay Off in the center of the ring. Roode leaves the ring a roar of boos as the show goes off the air.

Card rating: 2*

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