30 in 30 Reborn: PWB’s Channel

by Daniel Johnson

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The full Pro Wrestling Bushido (PWB) YouTube channel can be found here.

Here are the facts about PWB’s Youtube channel:

Number of videos: 98

Frequency new videos are added: The folks at PWB went through a stretch where they didn’t add any videos for about seven months. However, that period ended a hair over a month ago when a new video was added. Even at the channel’s peak it never came that close to an upload a week. For instance in 2013, 19 videos were uploaded and sometimes multiple videos were added the same day.

Frequency full shows are added: No full shows have been added yet, but some of the full matches run around the 30 minute mark.

Total views of the most popular video: 11,201

PWB’s YouTube channel is of mixed quality, but overall definitely worth a look. On the positive side PWB based in Modesto, California is great at getting big names to work their west coast shows aka the only shows they have. Other than Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG) very few west coast based companies can get the quality of name talent PWB regularly achieves. Among some of the bigger gets for PWB have been Drake Younger, TJ Perkins and Fit Finlay of all people! Showcasing the skills of more widely known talent often in the same matches as their core roster, PWB uses a tried and true formula. PWB’s YouTube channel is also pretty diverse featuring matches of various lengths as well as promos ranging from the mundane to the whacky. PWB’s first video was uploaded in 2010 so the company has a fairly sizable vault of content. The drawback to this channel is that it is no frills. Everything is shot on a single camera, there is no real audio commentary and the video quality can be a tad blurry. If you’re looking for quality core content with no real extras thrown in then this is the channel for you.

A recommended clip:

Drake Younger vs. Johnny Goodtime

This match is for Johnny Goodtime’s PWB Championship. The champion comes out to “Zombie Eater” by Faith No More and though he plays a heel no one who comes out to a Faith No More song could be that big of a heel to me. At any rate FNM is still blaring when Younger nails Goodtime with a running clothesline.

This match consists of a ton of brawling to start with. The crowd is pretty quiet, but despite the modest crowd in Modesto, Younger gives it his all. At first it looks like the move of the match will be when Younger flips onto Goodtime from a small stage next to the ring. However, it isn’t that much longer until Younger performs a Michinoku driver from the ropes that looks incredible.

The match is around 20 minutes long so Goodtime has time to really play the bad guy, which he does by never shutting his mouth. From responding to hecklers to verbally abusing Younger to all sorts of miscellaneous audio garbage, Goodtime just will not keep quiet. So Younger has to shot his mouth.

The bout has a screwy finish and during the ref bump the cameraman ad libs some commentary by exclaiming, “Holy *expletive*!” Yes, “Holy *expletive*!” indeed this match is worth a look!



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