An AEW star teamed up with a Ring of Honor wrestler to win the tag titles of a high-profile independent promotion, which were vacant because the previous champions signed with WWE.
The indie is Southern California’s influential Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. The new champs crowned at Threemendous VI in Los Angeles last night (Sept. 26) are AEW’s Malakai Black & ROH’s Brody King. The duo teamed up when Black made a surprise appearance at Mystery Vortex 7, PWG’s return last month. Their match at the Globe Theatre was set-up by the closing angle of that August show, when Black made a surprise appearance to help King & PWG champ Bandido deal with Black Taurus, Flamita & Super Dragon.
On Sunday night, Black & King defeated Black Taurus & Demonic Flamita. Before the match started, it was announced the winners would be awarded the belts vacated when The Rascalz’s Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz joined NXT to become MSK’s Wes Lee & Nash Carter. It’s been almost three-and-a-half years since The Rascalz won the PWG Tag titles - and they’ve won the NXT Tag Team championship since then - so it was about time they crowned new champs.
Whatever else you may think of those new champs, they do have a killer team name...
Here’s all the results from Threemendous VI, which saw former PWG World champ Chuck Taylor return to call the show with Excalibur, and featured a lot of Forbidden Door action up and down the card:
- Evil Uno def. Tony Deppen
- Dragon Lee def. Aramis
- Alex Shelley def. Jonathan Gresham to become the #1 Contender for the PWG World championship
- Alex Zayne, Dante Martin & Jack Cartwheel def. Myron Reed, Trey Miguel & Lee Moriarty
- JD Drake def. AJ Gray
- Malakai Black & Brody King def. Black Taurus & Flamita to win the vacant PWG World Tag Team titles
- Bandido def. Davey Richards to retain the PWG World championship