This past Friday, Indiana’s Paradigm Pro Wrestling (PPW) held its Fourth Anniversary doubleheader, and on the first show, PPW Dey Know, history was made, and Myron Reed’s 386-day reign as PPW Champion came to a crashing halt, as his former tag team partner and heated rival Suge D (also known as Sugar Dunkerton) finally defeated his protege to become the new PPW Champion.
— SUGE AKA Andre 3 Straps (@SugarDunkerton) October 16, 2021
Since its debut in 2017, PPW has quickly become not only Indiana’s premier indie promotion but one of the top indie promotions in the U.S., particularly in the past year as it persevered during the pandemic and not only reinforced its own identity in the pantheon of great U.S. indie promotions, but launched its UWFi Contenders Series, integrating the hard-hitting Japanese UWFi rules into play. After a lone tag team match back in 2018, Suge D finally made his return to PPW in October of 2020, and immediately went on a dominating win streak, scoring straight singles wins over O’Shay Edwards, Lee Moriarty, “Filthy” Tom Lawlor, and Freddie Hudson, en route to a PPW Championship match against Myron Reed this past June at PPW Reasonable Doubt. The match went to a no-contest. A month later, Suge-D defeated rising talent Kristian Robinson, before getting his rematch against Reed this past Friday. And this time, Suge D held on and picked up the win and the title.
Reed and Dunkerton have been entwined in history since 2017 when the veteran Dunkerton teamed up with the then young talent in the tandem Hot Chocolate, capturing the IWA Mid-South Tag Team titles in April of that year. By November of 2017, the team split off, with Suge D heading to work in the UK in 2018, while Myron Reed began to tear up the U.S. indies in singles and tag team action. In 2020, Suge D became a viral sensation during a brief stint with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), where he was known as “Pineapple Pete” due to a commentary mention by Chris Jericho. While his AEW run was brief, his full-on return to the US indies has shown Suge D is better than ever, a refined technician and consummate showman, competing nationally with such promotions as ACTION Wrestling, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW), Beyond Wrestling, New South Pro, Championship Wrestling From Atlanta, and much more. It’s been a rough month for Myron Reed though – just over a week before his PPW title loss, he lost his Major League Wrestling (MLW) World Middleweight Championship to former ECW/WWE and Japan legend Tajiri at MLW Fightland.
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