As the anticipation continues to grow for the ROH World Title Match between newly crowned champion Matt Taven and the undefeated PCO at War of the Worlds in Toronto on May 9, both competitors recently posted “training” videos on social media.
On April 15, the night after PCO pinned Taven in a six-man tag match at Masters of the Craft in Columbus, Ohio, PCO’s bizarre guru Destro did not allow PCO any time to savor his accomplishment. To help prepare “The French-Canadian Frankenstein” for his match against Taven, Destro had PCO lie on the ground -- in his dress clothes, no less -- with a board over his midsection as Destro proceeded to back up his hearse on top of him.
Footage of the feat was posted on PCO’s Twitter account as part of the “Monday Night PCO and Destro” videos, which are a weekly highlights of Monday nights for a number of wrestling fans.
Monday Night PCO and Destro.
It was announced today , by @ringofhonor & @IanRiccaboni That PCO earned a World Heavyweight Campionship title shot Against @MattTaven ,May 9th in Toronto for the War Of The Worlds ! D.Destro is not wasting anytime getting PCO ready for this !!! pic.twitter.com/wyYjz85t79
— PCO Perfect Creation One (@PCOisNotHuman) April 15, 2019
Taven’s response to the shocking video was to parody it. Some might say that it was the equivalent of whistling past a graveyard, because it seems implausible that Taven isn’t worried about putting his title on the line against a monster who appears to be impervious to pain.
— Matt Taven (@MattTaven) April 21, 2019
Taven is regarded as a thinking man’s wrestler inside the ring, but PCO showed in his “Monday Night PCO and Destro” video on April 22 that he also knows how to use his head.
Monday Night PCO and Destro. D.Destro’s quote is so powerful to PCO that when he applies that concept against the champ ! @MattTaven in his @ROH Heavyweight Title match on May 9th in Toronto. PCO could very well become the New Champion Of The World !!! pic.twitter.com/dFmdxHVD8p
— PCO Perfect Creation One (@PCOisNotHuman) April 22, 2019
Will the champion make it out of Toronto with his title, or will the monster mash his way to the championship in his home country? Join us in Toronto or live on HonorClub to find out!
ROH AND NJPW PRESENT WAR OF THE WORLDS -- TORONTO
THURSDAY, MAY 9
BELL TIME 7:30 P.M. ET
TED REEVE ARENA
175 MAIN STREET
ALREADY SIGNED: ROH WORLD TITLE MATCH CHAMPION MATT TAVEN vs. PCO
SIGNED TO COMPETE:
ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION JEFF COBB
ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS GUERRILLAS OF DESTINY (TAMA TONGA AND TANGA LOA)
LOS INGOBERNABLES DE JAPÓN (EVIL AND SANADA)
JAY AND MARK BRISCOE
“EL TORO BLANCO” RUSH
“PRO WRESTLING’S LAST REAL MAN” SILAS YOUNG
“OVERKILL” MARK HASKINS
“HOT SAUCE” TRACY WILLIAMS
THE KINGDOM (VINNY MARSEGLIA AND TK O’RYAN)
NJPW L.A. DOJO YOUNG LIONS ALEX COUGHLIN, CLARK CONNORS AND KARL FREDERICKS