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PPWHV: Returning Pratt Resorts To Shady Measures Against Facade

By Michael Pagano, PPW Staff Writer

The main event of this week’s episode of PPW High Voltage was a PPW dream match of sorts with the returning Desean Pratt facing off with “The Neon Ninja” Facade. Earlier in the night we saw Pratt, who was returning from injury make his way back into the PPW locker room to a mixed result of emotions. Phil Bravado pointed out that “A lot of people in the locker room not exactly excited to see Mr. Pratt.”

The two men got things going with a few collar and elbow tie ups, with neither man gaining a distinct advantage early on. They both began to kick it into another gear before Facade picked up a quick two-count and then Pratt reversed into a crucifix pin for a two-count. There were a lot of quick pinfall attempts in the early going, but neither man was able to earn a quick victory in this one.

Facade was the first one to gain major momentum in the match, as he hit Pratt in the corner with a splash before hitting a dropkick off the middle rope, forcing Pratt to roll to the outside. Facade then tried to go for a dive off the top rope onto Pratt, but Desean beat him to the punch by getting in the ring before knocking Facade out of the ring with a right hand.

Pratt then hit a superkick on the outside and completely took over the match, grounding Facade for the next few minutes. Pratt was able to pick up a few two-counts during this time. Paul Bo pointed out on commentary that “He’s keeping him grounded EJ, he’s keeping his frequent flyer miles not used, I’ll tell you what that’s a big key, you gotta keep Facade on the mat.”

“The Neon Ninja” began to fight back, getting out of a Pratt headlock and beginning to pick up some steam. Once again though, Pratt grounded Facade with a huge spinebuster, but Facade finally gained his momentum with a big springboard kick to the side of Pratt’s head. “The Neon Ninja” then held the momentum of the match and hit Pratt with a big heel kick, as Desean went to the outside. Facade then did what Facade does with a front-flip springboard to the outside on Pratt to get the Honesdale crowd rocking.

Facade hit a springboard cutter on Pratt back in the ring for a two-count. Pratt was able to get back into the match with a few counters that were followed with a knee to the face for a near fall before having Facade in a fireman’s carry. This was countered into a modified burning hammer from “The Neon Ninja”,

driving Pratt’s face into his knee. The difference in the match then came when Facade jumped off the top rope, trying to hit Pratt with a missile dropkick. The kick hit the referee instead and knocked him out of the matchup. “The Neon Ninja” went for a pin on Pratt, but it couldn’t be counted.

Pratt took over with a spinning heel kick on Facade that was followed with him grabbing spray paint to try and paint Facade’s back. The paint was then taken by Facade’s manager Dani Mo on the outside, and a clearly frustrated Pratt brought Mo into the ring. Pratt tried to get the can back, but Dani Mo nailed him with a tornado DDT to take him out. Facade then got back up and helped Mo out of the ring, but as he turned back, Pratt was there with a low blow. This forced a DQ after the referee found his way back to the mat, and that is how this episode of PPW High Voltage went off the air. Pratt was standing tall although “The Neon Ninja” picked up the victory by way of disqualification.

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