Premier Rumble: By Adam Knight - June 14th 2013 - Doubles Bar - Winnipeg, Mb
Cash In: March 15th 2014 - Doubles Bar - Winnipeg, Mb
Championship: PCW Heavyweight Championship
Opponent: Antonio Scorpio
Result: Wins PCW Heavyweight Championship
The first Golden Ticket Cash-In to successfully win the PCW Heavyweight Championship was also the most controversial and shocking as the man who won the Golden Ticket was not the man who cashed it in!
This crazy story began on March 16th at PCW's 11th Anniversary Spectacular featuring the PT3 - Premier Tag Team Tournament.
"Outlaw" Adam Knight had called in his Alliance of Defiance ally, "King of Old SchooL" Steve Corino to team with him and enter the PT3.
In the first round, the "Kenny Omega Experience" (Kenny Omega & Chris Stevens) defeated Mentallo & Tyler Colton to capture the PCW Tag Team Championship while Knigth & Corino - "The Old School Outlaws" - defeated Leo London & James Beaver and "Tag Sciences Faculty" (Mike Angels & Chad Tatum) beat Dave Dixon & Pete Chee.
In the Triple Threat Final, Corino & Knight were victorious, capturing the PCW Tag Team Championship.
On June 14th, Knight won the Premier Rumble, earning his second Golden Ticket opportunity.
Corino returned on August 14th as the Old School Outlaws defended the PCW Tag Team Championship against Tag Sciences Faculty. Additionally, Knight had agreed to put his Golden Ticket on the line against the career of the man losing the fall.
Corino & Knight were victorious.
At PCW's 12th Anniversary Spectacular on March 15th 2014, Angels had been reinstated and Tag Sciences Faculty defeated Corino & Knight and the Kenny Omega Experience to capture the PCW Tag Team Championship.
But Knight still possessed the Golden Ticket and intended to cash it in following the night's main event, regardless of who won. That match pitted Antonio Scorpio against Kenny Omega for the PCW Heavyweight Championship.
Scorpio was victorious and Knight made his way to the ring, along with his partner Corino, to cash in the ticket. They beat up Scorpio, who was barely conscious following his intense match against Omega.
As Knight was about to hand the Golden Ticket to the referee, however, Corino shocked the audience by attacking his own partner. He laid Knight out, took the Golden Ticket and cashed it in himself.
The referee accepted and moments later, Corino had pinned Scorpio and was the new PCW Heavyweight Champion and introduced Michael Arnott as his Canadian Agent.
But how did this happen???
Arnott, at that point a Law School student, explained that Knight had screwed himself. When he agreed to put the Golden Ticket on the line in a tag team match, he created thje scenario for his own undoing. Because the stipulation meant that had the Old School Outlaws lost, the Golden Ticket would become the possession of Tag Sciences Faculty as a duo, it meant since they won, both Knight and Corino were co-holders of the Golden Ticket.
It was sneaky. It was nefarious. It was confusing. And it was perfectly legal.
Corino would take the PCW Championship back to the United States and when PCW fired Arnott, Corino refused to return and was stripped of the title on February 18th 2015.