Diamond and Whetu become first PPW tag champs

CHAMPION: Jade Diamond celebrates his tag team title victory in Queensland. PHOTO: Just Julie. Just Wrestling.

CHAMPION: Jade Diamond celebrates his tag team title victory in Queensland. PHOTO: Just Julie. Just Wrestling.

Jade Diamond and Whetu have become the first-ever Pacific Pro Wrestling (PPW) tag team champions.

The New Zealanders bested Mason Childs and Skinny D last Saturday, September 21, in Bundamba, Queensland, to win the vacant titles.

“The way Diamond and Whetu have dominated their opponents, it was only a matter of time until they claimed the gold,” said PPW Director Chris Dalgleish. “I think they are going to be a very hard team to beat.”

Diamond and Whetu won the titles following a powerbomb and diving headbutt combination on Skinny D.

The duo originally moved into title contention after racking up wins for PPW in both June and July.

While the Pacific Tag Team Championships are Diamond and Whetu’s first as a team, Diamond is the current Australian Wrestling Alliance (AWA) Champion in Queensland, and Whetu holds the Kiwi Pro Wrestling (KPW) Championship.

The date of their first title defence has yet to be announced, though Whetu is expected to return to New Zealand to compete at KPW Halloween Howl 7 in November.