Two champions crowned at PWE Uprising

RUMBLING ROCKER: Stix claimed the PWE Northland Championship at Saturday's Uprising event, defeating Tank for the title. PHOTO: Professional Wrestling Entertainment

RUMBLING ROCKER: Stix claimed the PWE Northland Championship at Saturday’s Uprising event, defeating Tank for the title. PHOTO: Professional Wrestling Entertainment

Tank outlasted five other men to become the inaugural PWE Northland Champion at Uprising in Morrinsville this past Saturday, but it was Stix who left with the title.

Both Tank and Stix qualified to be part of the title bout with a tag team victory over Reece Breeg and “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn earlier in the evening and entered the six-man battle royal alongside Bull Addams, Hustla, James Shaw and Australia’s Cass Stone.

Tank eliminated Stix, the last remaining competitor, from the match to win the PWE Northland Championship but issued an open challenge of sorts to the locker-room by proclaiming he would defend the title whenever there was a referee present.

Australia’s Mark Kage, who beat Cass Stone earlier in the night but was not part of the six-man battle royal, confronted Tank and appeared to be angling for a title shot but was beaten to the punch by Stix, who rolled back into the ring and jumped the champ before a quick cover led to a title change in the impromptu bout.

“It was too good an opportunity,” Stix wrote on his Facebook page. “Sorry, Tank, but you said any time, anywhere.”

The Rumbling Rocker returns to Reporoa as the new PWE Northland Champion.

PWE Uprising Results:

  • PWE Northland Championship Qualifier:
    James Shaw def. T-Cole
  • PWE Northland Championship Qualifier:
    Bull Addams def. Brook Duncan and Travis Banks
  • PWE Northland Championship Qualifier:
    Stix & Tank def. Reece Breeg & “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn
  • PWE Northland Championship Qualifier:
    Hustla def. Johnny Idol
  • PWE Northland Championship Qualifier:
    Mark Kage def. Cass Stone
  • PWE Northland Championship Battle Royal:
    Tank eliminated Stix to win
  • PWE Northland Championship:
    Stix def. Tank (c)