PPW HV Recap: Masterlock Challenge Sets Up Huge Tag-Team Main Event

By Michael Pagano, PPW Staff Writer

To start off this week’s episode of PPW High Voltage, Honesdale’s own Drew Adams hit the ring to challenge none other than “The Masterpiece” himself Chris Masters to a Masterlock Challenge. The commentary team was quick to point out what little chance Adams had in winning the challenge, mentioning how Bobby Lashley was the first one to win the challenge, and pointed out Lashley and Adams highly different physiques.

Masters made his way to the ring, and tried to talk some sense into Adams, stating that the headlines would read “Chris Masters masterlocks infant child.” Adams did not take too well to this insult, and hit Masters with a chair as he tried to leave the ring. An incensed Masters came back in the ring and gave Adams his wish by putting the Masterlock on him to which Adams immediately quit. After being out of it for a few moments, Adams eventually got up to a show of respect and a handshake from the former WWE superstar and all was well between the two.

This seemed as though it would be the end of the night for these two, but “The Titan Outlaws” Bull Hightower and Bo Nekoda had other plans. The two men hit the entrance way looking ready for a fight, and a fight is what they got. PPW general manager Freddy Ackers hit the arena and asked the Honesdale crowd if they wanted to see Adams and Masters against Nekoda and former PPW No Limits Champion Bull Hightower in the night’s main event. After a resounding yes, the match was made for later in the evening.

Before the match, Tom Mitchell caught up with Drew Adams backstage. Adams admitted he was a little too amped up to be back in his hometown, and how he regretted his decision to challenge Chris Masters to the Masterlock Challenge and ultimately end up hitting him with a chair. Adams said, “I think it was unnecessary that I challenged him, but I did it, I messed up.”

As the two teams got set to square off, E. Julius Keiper was quick to point out on commentary that “Drew Adams looks lost in this ring among all of these titan men in the ring.” Drew Adams and Bo Nekoda were tasked with starting the match, and Nekoda quickly put Adams on his heels after a few arm drags. This forced Adams to have a quick chat with Masters in their corner. Something Masters said to Adams must have stuck with him because he then took control of Nekoda with a quick arm drag and drop kick.