#Preview: PCW ULTRA Presents Into the Void

PCW ULTRA kicks off Into the Void on October 18 from Wilmington, CA at the ILWU Memorial Hall.  It is a night full of matches with both stipulations and championships on the line, and some grudges and scores to settle as well.

This includes all the PCW ULTRA championship titles on the line, a dog collar match between Josef Samuel and Homicide, an I Quit Match between Jacob Fatu and Eddie Kingston, and a number one contender match for the PCW Ultra championship between Hammerstone and Schaff.  

Though the show will not be airing live, it can be streamed two weeks after the show date at PCWonDemand.com

Warbeast and Outlawz Inc. – Scores to Settle – Dog Collar and I Quit Matches

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At PCW ULTRA – No Quarter, Warbeast put their PCW ULTRA and DEFY Tag Team Championships on the line against New York’s most reckless and violent, in Homicide and Eddie Kingston of Outlawz Inc.  Though Warbeast still retained their undefeated status as southern California’s longest-reigning tag team champions, nearing 1,000 days, Outlawz Inc. took them to their limits. 

The match ended in a no-contest.

Following the match, Josef gave credit where credit was due and declared that Homicide and Eddie Kingston gave Warbeast the toughest fight yet in their PCW ULTRA reign as champs.  But that has not stopped Outlawz Inc. from the bitterness they felt at failing to consolidate tag team gold.

Recently, Eddie Kingston used force to take control of one of PCW ULTRA’S cameramen at the last event, in the parking lot.  Kingston accused Warbeast of holding gold only because they are “marks” and stated that other bookers are merely too afraid to book Outlawz Inc. 

Homicide threatened revenge and war, and Warbeast was not at all shy of responding proportionately to the threat.

Josef Samael challenged Homicide to a Dog Collar Match, in which the necks of both men will be chained to each other.  Josef Fatu will be taking on Eddie Kingston in an I Quit matchup. Will tempers flare further or will this war finally resolve itself when violence reigns supreme at the ILWU Memorial Hall?

Witness Into the Void as the West and East coast’s two most vicious tag teams clash separately in singles competition matches.


Mil Muertes (c) vs. Savio Vega – PCW Ultra Championship

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Two Puerto Rican wrestling legends will clash at Into the Void, as the current PCW ULTRA champion, Mil Muertes, will be defending his championship against Savio Vega. Vega is a three-time WWC Puerto Rico Heavyweight Champion and IWA Undisputed Heavyweight Champion. 
North American fans best remember him as a former WWE superstar known for his role as the leader of the stable Los Boricuas.

Mil Muertes consolidated the PCW ULTRA Championship back in March under controversial circumstances.  He left the former champ, Shane Strickland, out cold and beaten in the middle of the ring as he joined forces with Warbeast.  This has signified a new era for PCW ULTRA in which Warbeast clearly has enshrined its role as the single dominant force in the company.
This will be Mil Muertes’ third title defense at Into the Void.


Jake Atlas(c) vs Daga – PCW ULTRALIGHT Championship

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Jake Atlas puts his ULTRALIGHT championship on the line against Impact Wrestling’s own Daga, as two top-level cruiserweights take to the air at Into the Void.  Daga is a wrestling veteran, having made his debut in his home country of Mexico a decade ago. He has wrestled in AAA for most of his career where he is a former World Cruiserweight Champion. 

Making his debut in Impact Wrestling this year, and also currently wrestling in Japan for Dragon Gate, Daga has established himself as a versatile competitor and lucha libre wrestler around the world.  He recently boasted to Atlas that he is the “King of Lucha Libre” and that Atlas should enjoy his championship belt while it lasts.

While Daga’s name has slowly simmered to great heights over his impressive decade long career, Atlas’ has quickly caught fire in the United States independent wrestling scene in his short 3-year career. Though Atlas may be a rookie, he is fresh off the heels of training at Southern California’s Santino Bros. Wrestling School and has starred in many main events.

Atlas has traveled the country, recently becoming an established regular in Game Changer Wrestling, and has brought audiences to their feet in awe with his strong background in gymnastics.  Earlier this year, he took on Artemis Spencer for the DEFY Championship in an impressive main event matchup in Portland, OR.

Keep an eye out for Atlas, because it likely will not be long before his name is highlighted all over the wrestling industry as he continues to cement himself as a standout star. At Into the Void, Atlas, the rookie, will have to hold his ground against the veteran, Daga, in order to keep his first major career gold. 


Sumie Sakai(c) vs Mystery Opponent – PCW ULTRA Women’s Championship
Sumie Sakai was originally supposed to defend her ULTRA Women’s Championship against  Zeda Zhang. Unfortunately, Zhang suffered an injury and will be replaced in this matchup with a mystery opponent for Sakai to take on. 

While there is much speculation as to who this mystery opponent could be, one possibility might be Tanelle Dashwood.  These two competed against each other at last year’s Ring of Honor – Death Before Dishonor show, for the women’s championship. 

Now that Tanelle Dashwood is signed with Impact Wrestling, and given the prevalence of Impact Wrestling talent often seen in PCW Ultra and other premiere independent leagues, it would certainly be a possibility to see her as the mystery replacement.  And it would make for a climactic event to see these two stars once again clash in PCW ULTRA, carrying over a rivalry with roots from Ring of Honor.
But all possibilities are on the table as to who will be Zhang’s replacement, and we will find out on the 18th of this month. 


Hammerstone vs Schaff – Number 1 Contender Match
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These two bitter rivals, Schaff and Hammerstone, go head-to-head at Into the Void one more time.  For PCW ULTRA viewers unfamiliar with their feud, the distaste between these two carries over from DEFY wrestling, where they last went to war in a chain match won by Schaff in Portland, OR. 

Hammerstone has made it clear he really dislikes Schaff, describing him as merely a gimmick, and not a genuinely “the baddest motherf***er in professional wrestling.” Hammerstone would like nothing more than for everyone to believe he is genuinely the baddest of the baddest.

At PCW’s last showing, Hammerstone made his surprise return in attacking Schaff, as these two once again bludgeoned each other up in a hard knuckle fistfight. Prepare for a hoss fight as these two self-asserted bad-asses face off to become the number one contender to face the PCW ULTRA champion at the next show. 


Douglas James vs Brian PIllman Jr.

Into the Void
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The grudge between Douglas James and Brian Pillman Jr. will hopefully be settled at Into the Void.  Pillman, hoping to establish himself on the west coast, will have to prove himself against west coast star Douglas James.  James is a former PCW ULTRALIGHT champion and recent DEFY mainstay.

Pillman absurdly claimed that the west coast is in need of a hero and superstar such as himself, and that is why he has come to PCW Ultra.  But if cheap-shots and trickery are Pillman’s idea of establishing credibility, Douglas will certainly have a lot to say and show at Into the Void. 

The beef between these two started at PCW Ultra’s last showing when Pillman threw a chair at Douglas’, essentially costing both of them the triple threat match and giving the victory to Schaff.  “I’m not here to wrestle, I’m here to fight,” Douglas recently declared to Pillman. And a fight Pillman shall certainly receive at Into the Void.


Other Matches

At least one mystery match has been announced to make this a full card, and there are always the possibilities of other matches and surprises as well.  Expect an impressive showing when the Void finally opens in Wilmington, California on October 18th.

 

Micah Shapiro
Micah Shapiro, a native of Seattle, a father, and a husband, holds a Master of Science degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, and is a war and history junkie with a fascination for the dramatization and narration of human conflicts (obviously, pro wrestling fits that spectrum very well). He avidly watches independent pro wrestling as an escape from the daily anxieties of life in general, and his logistics day job. Though a typical hermit, sometimes he'll actually leave his house to go to DEFY's shows. Besides pro wrestling and global conflicts, he enjoys BBQ'ing (his specialty is Turkish Aleppo-pepper chicken kabobs), playing adventure and RPG video games, board games, painting war game miniatures, and reading science fiction, horror and fantasy novels.