2017 16 Carat Tournament First Round: David Starr (wXw Shotgun Champion) vs. WALTER (wXw- 2017 16 Carat Tournament Night One- March 10, 2017)

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Quite the main event as you’ve got a wXw legend in WALTER taking on the current Shotgun champion. What you’ve got here is the clearest example of pure power versus speed and striking. WALTER wears Starr down with various holds and strikes. Starr flips him off, so Walter decides to wail him with knees. Starr has a violence party in the corner. Dropkick by Walter. Starr counters a powerbomb into a DDT. After finally knocking the big man down with a lariat, WALTER rolls outside. Starr decides to go for a series of dives. Destroyer attempt but Walter applies an ankle lock. Pair of suplexes for two. Tremendous exchange as Starr won’t die and WALTER keeps coming like a horror villain. Sleeper suplex into a rather vicious lariat. Rear naked choke. Starr passes out.

WALTER has certainly developed into an excellent wrestler because he no longer eats his opponents up. Starr got a lot in this one, and WALTER sold extremely well. The crowd being behind Starr throughout and the emotion shown was tremendous. Easily the best match of the night and of the first round overall. This was compelling and a great effort out of both men.

Winner (s)/Rating: WALTER/***3/4

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