Notes In Observance – PWS Wrestling 9/23/15: Blackout

Pro Wrestling SyndicateBy Nicholas Jason Lopez


“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on recent television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.






(Aired 9/23/15)


– The Phillip Simon II-“Ruthless” Ray Smith match gave us another interesting personality clash – with the obedient religious amateur against the brash, in-your-face Smith, whom was also making his singles debut returning from injury. Jesse physically got involved in the match at one point, providing an obstacle. Short match, but it did what it had to in allowing Smith to establish himself in victorious fashion. We already know.

– The storyline of General Manager Mick Foley making Bonesaw compete in disadvantaged matches against ECW icons continued as we saw him take on “The Innovator of Violence” Tommy Dreamer. The match itself involved some entertaining moments, as Dreamer interacted with the front row, even allowing kids to literally hit chops on Bonesaw. At the same time, the heel was able to target Dreamer’s wrist and build upon it, avoiding the chair brought into the ring, being able to eventually beat Dreamer, indicating that he is indeed “ready.” Good match with a little bit of fun, keeping the storyline going that Bonesaw continues to overcome everything Foley throws at him. Wonder where it’s leading to.

– It was an entertaining rivalry revisited with the Matt Macintosh-Habib From The Car Wash match, properly described as a “grudge match of epic proportions” by David Adams on commentary. The match had slick in-ring chemistry, though a blackout looked to hinder things for a moment there. We could respect the approach of using that blunder for storyline purposes, with Nikos Rikos purposely cutting off the power to make Adams pay him $60 to turn it back on. The last few minutes were solid, as Macintosh literally used an apple to lead into a sick superkick followed by his finisher, avenging his last loss to Habib. Macintosh is improving immensely in the ring and on the mic and is on the road to being the company’s top heel, if he isn’t already. He has got the “it” factor and the look as well, almost harkening back to a young Chris Jericho in his WCW heel days in terms of style and attitude.

– A video package showed The Lifeguard Mike Del approach the surfer for a third time, who turned out to be someone that Lifeguard recognized quite well. Wonder where that is going to lead to.

– The PWS Championship main event saw Champion Dan Maff defend for the first time against Lifeguard. We wondered exactly how Lifeguard earned the shot, though he still made a favorable heel to take a first Title defense loss. The match itself saw some slowed-down action that allowed storytelling, actually enhanced when Maff broke the bottom rope with a missed cannonball attempt. The match bettered as it went along, with perhaps Lifeguard’s most memorable performance to date, coming close numerous times to pulling off the ultimate upset, but a burning hammer stopped that one from materializing. At the end of the day, Maff stood tall as the fighting Champion and it looks like it’ll be that way for some time now. He’s the right man to lead PWS right now either way.






Quick Results

  • “Ruthless” Ray Smith def. Phillip Simon II (w/Brother Jesse) via pinfall
  • No Disqualification Match – Bonesaw def. Tommy Dreamer via pinfall
  • Matt Macintosh def. Habib From The Car Wash via pinfall
  • PWS Championship – Danny Maff (Champion) def. The Lifeguard Mike Del via pinfall to retain 

About Nicholas Jason Lopez

Just a 29-year-old Brooklynite. Nothing more, nothing less. Currently a freelance journalist with two websites - Pro Wrestling Opinion and The Music Bugle - he has also been published on sites such as The Bensonhurst Bean, Sheepshead Bites, Review Fix, College University of New York Athletic Conference, Dying Scene, Brooklyn News Service, All Media NY, and Yahoo Voices. He has also interned for The Home Reporter/Brooklyn Spectator based out of Brooklyn, NY.

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