Axel Dieter Jr vs Jurn Simmons – wXw 16 Carat Gold 2017 Day 2

Axel Dieter Jr (c) vs Jurn Simmons

wXw Unified World Wrestling Championship

03/11/2017

Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany

(reviewed 03/19/2017) In an interview before this match, Jurn said that he was going to make sure Dieter ended up like his father in this match, which makes me love him EVEN MORE THAN I ALREADY DID. Sadly this match doesn’t match that level of hype, as it’s a fairly obvious affair. Dieter’s heel work is less annoying to me than his face work, though it lacks the sort of energy that made his matches as a face acceptable on any level. Jurn, in turn, is an odd face, though far more enjoyable than his counterpart here. What’s more, they go 24 minutes, which isn’t all that long, but it’s twice as long (or more) than all but one other match on the card, so it stands out in a bad way against a night of speedy, hard-hitting wrestling. Dieter kicks out of Jurn’s piledriver, making him the first person to do so I’m fairly sure, but the big man is able to hit a second one a few minutes later for the win.