30 in 30: PCW’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson


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The full Preston City Wrestling (PCW) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about PCW’s YouTube channel:

Number of videos: 101

Frequency new videos are added: About twice a week though updates can come in spurts.

Frequency full shows are added: No full wrestling cards have been added, but some of their clips run over half an hour.

Total views of the most popular video: 67,926

PCW is one heck of a promotion based in the United Kingdom and fittingly enough has one heck of a YouTube channel. Some wrestlers to look out for on this channel are Noam Dar, CJ Banks and since it is a promotion based in the United Kingdom, you know El Ligero shows up a ton! Aside from talent native to this European island nation some big names pop up on the channel including John Morrison, Goldust, “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase and plenty more. The channel showcases lengthy full matches shot with excellent camera work though it can be a bit dark and commentary is scarce. The channel also includes promos like this and super random bits such as this audio clip of Brian Kendrick from Figure Four Daily. PCW also has an official website with a swell design that is updated often.

A recommended clip:

El Ligero vs. Dave Rayne

This is a fans bring the weapons match that happened on Halloween so you just know it is going to be filled with awesome and odd stuff. Before El Ligero comes out, Dave Rayne cuts a promo filled to the brim with expletives. Rayne must be a huge Shane Douglas fan. The opening moments of the match consist of Ligero and Rayne working the crowd to really cement their respective roles of face and heel. Ligero strikes first with a kick to Rayne’s ass that sends Rayne to the outside. Ligero sees an opportunity and devastates Rayne with a plancha.

Ligero uses the first weapon of the match by crotching Rayne with a crutch. In quick succession Ligero hits Rayne with a mannequin head, pokes him with a rubber knife and lands another head shot with a toy replica of the WWE spinner belt. After the two punish each other with a big stick the fight goes into the bathroom where Ligero sticks Rayne’s head in a toilet and flushes it. The match eventually comes back to the ring and Ligero assaults Rayne with a fake tombstone. Later on this tombstone plays a significant role in the match as it is the first weapon Ligero places next to Rayne’s head as he is in the tree of woe position. Ligero adds to the tombstone an assortment of random objects including a mouse head from a giant stuffed animal, handcuffs and even teases using a pump pricked with points so that it looks like Pinhead from Hellraiser. Although Ligero lands a dropkick using these weapons, Rayne wins the match after attacking him with the same crutch that started the fight’s weapons usage.

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