by Daniel Johnson
The full Pro Wrestling Fit International (PWF) YouTube channel can be found here.
Here are the facts about PWF’s Youtube channel:
Number of videos: 36
Frequency new videos are added: About once a week though the frequency has been less recently.
Frequency full shows are added: No full shows have been added yet, maybe someday.
Total views of the most popular video: 3,814.
PWF is an interesting promotion. There, you’ll have a tough time finding any big name guys or heck even indie performers with some slight recognition among the Internet wrestling community. However, if you visit their website and read about the company you’d think they were more significant than WWE. Goodness bless them, their boasting is so great you’d think Richard “Rich” Love was “Stone Cold” Steve Austin or something! As for PWF’s YouTube channel there are a small amount of full matches from this Orlando, Florida based company. Most resemble fan cam footage and at least one is shot solely from a hard cam that was set up on a tripod, presumably with no camera man manning it. Yet, where the channel really shines is the sheer randomness of it’s brief videos. From referee Brian Rubright cutting a promo here to this video that resembles something one would expect on late night Cinemax.
A recommended clip:
American Dragon vs. Redd Alert
Before you independent wrestling fans or heck even WWE fans get too excited this is not that American Dragon. Instead of Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan we get some guy wrestling with an MMA gimmick? How do we know he has an MMA gimmick? Well, he wears TapouT shorts and gloves. Also, he throws in some submissions here and there.
Getting into the action, the impression I was left with after watching this match was “Hmm, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone saunter while hitting a clothesline.” The match is also filled with worked punches, which are a little too obviously worked. On the plus side Dragon hits a halfway decent dropkick early on and later hits an even better spinning kick. Redd Alert at one point also looks like he is going to hit The Undertaker’s old school rope walk, but instead just throws Dragon’s arm into the ropes as he jumps out of the ring. After some more tame striking Dragon wins it with what looks like was an attempted super kick. Instead of taking Redd’s face off, Dragon’s foot just hits his opponent right in the breadbasket. Well, a kick like that I suppose would take the wind out of someone so it makes sense as a finisher…or at least it would if again it wasn’t obviously worked.
Editor’s Note: This post has been modified slightly as it is one of the first three installments of the 30 in 30 series. I decided to move the 30 in 30 series to the smooth runs section instead of the wrestling clips section of The Johnson Transcript since each piece focuses on more than just a clip. Also, I added a pretty banner to the first three pieces of the series, which began to be used when the fourth piece was first posted. All the text of this piece has remained the same.
Categories: Smooth Runs