The National Wrestling Alliance is in the New Orleans area and there is a lot of matches on the card, including two three-way dance for the two top prizes in the NWA. We’ll see how Hard Times there are as it’s Wrestling as it’s meant to be in the Big Easy. 

As we head to the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Centre in Chalmette, LA, Joe Galli and Tim Storm join us right away at ringside for the…


We’re midway into the first match of the pre-show, and it’s…

“Adorable” Anthony Andrews vs. Big Strong Mims

Andrews is in control for most of the match, but Mims turns it around with a Big Strong Slam for the win.

Your Winner via Pinfall:  Big Strong Mims

Apparently, this match was to determine the number one contender for the NWA TelevisionTitle on the Revolution Rumble taking place the next night.

Now for some Wildkay action for the…

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Wildkat Sports Wrestling Tag Team Championship: Slime SZN (Bu Ku Dao and J. Spade)(c) vs. The Miserably Faithful (Sal the Pal and Gaagz the Gymp)

This is the first time we’re seeing Spade since the NWA Junior Heavyweight tournament earlier in the year, and Dao used to be with Major League Wrestling until recently.  Already Slime SZN (pronounced “season”) has the home field advantage with the Louisiana crowd.  Galli also notes that Spade has a number one spot for the NWA Junior Heavyweight title.  As for the match, SZN has trouble with the unorthodox style of Miserably Faithful, and Dao is a Slime in Peril.  But a hot tag and Spade en Fuego. Sal slaps Gaagz, and as far as the ref is concerned, that is a legit tag.  Dao gets a flatliner to Gaagz, and Spade covers for the win.

Your Winners via Pinfall:  Slime SZN

Valentine is backstage with Thom Latimer, and he’s ready for EC3, claiming it’s nothing he can’t handle, but will be Hard Times for EC3.  As for the three-way women’s match later tonight, he’s a little biased and thinks Kamille will still win.

Now for the…

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Hardcore Team War: Mercurio, Jax Dane, and “Magic” Jake Dumas (with CJ and Chris Silvio, Esq.) vs. Anthony Mayweather, JTG, and Da Pope    

So the Team War rules are still the same (Pinfall, Submission, or thrown over the top rope) but weapons are involved.  Then Silvio gets on the mic and says that Dumas was injured (and he’s wearing a walking boot) when he fought 42 people, but sprained his ankle.  So, he pulled a favor and Alex Taylor from  The Ill-Begotten joins the team.

Got it?  Good.

Just to keep this short (too late), JTG starts with Taylor and then he defeats him with the Brooklyn’s Edge.  Mercurio comes in, but JTG makes short work of him, but Dane gets in with a chain to the back of his head and Mercurio covers to eliminate him.  Mayweather gets on the ring apron to protest and Mercurio stomps him down. While he is distracted, Pope found some weapons and slams lids and a trash can on top of Mercurio’s dome  He gets him in the tree of woe, placed a steel chair, and dropkicks Mercurio to give him the-a ugly face to beat him.  But Dane comes back in with the chain to hit The Dane Event and covers Pope for the elimination.  Now Mayweather is in and he gets dragged outside. Now Dane destroys Mayweather with a trashcan to his back. Mayweather comes back and almost gets the DVD but a low blow by Dane stops that.  Dane then wraps a chain around his arm and levels him but doesn’t cover. He then gets a chair as the ref counts out Mayweather as he gets up at eight.  Dane goes to Mayweather, throws him into a chair in the corner, and then delivers a DVD to a steel chair in the center of the ring. Mayweather goes up top, pushes off Silvio from interfering and an elbow drop later gives him the three count for Dane and much-needed revenge.

Your Winners of Team War:  Da Pope, JTG, and Anthony Mayweather

Valentine with a Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona. Asks about possibly winning. Green is perplexed why she is asking such stupid questions, and Cardona says he needs the Ten Pounds of Gold to help keep the NWA afloat and walks off wondering why he was asked a stupid question. Green asks if Valentine could get her a coffee.

Buncha jerks!

 And it’s now time for the first title match, and it’s for the…

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NWA World Television Championship: “The Legacy” AJ Cazana vs. “The Golden Boy” Jordan Clearwater

The shoulder of Cazana is taped and has a brace on it, and then the bell rings and Cazana picks up where he left off, chopping away at Clearwater’s chest. Clearwater kicks his shoulder and goes for early for The Midas Touch, but Cazana dodges and gets a German suplex.  Clearwater stun guns Cazana’s bad arm and focuses the remainder of the match on injuring it further.  Clearwater gets him in an arm submission, but Cazana rolls him up for a two-count.  Then Clearwater goes to hammer and tong elbows, amidst fan chants of,  “Lose your barber!”  Cazana goes for a figure four and  Clearwater pushes his injured shoulder first to the second turnbuckle to add further damage.  a spinebuster by Cazana gets him a two count, and then he comes back and gets a football tackle to Clearwater’s leg to take away his finisher.  He follows with a spinebuster and drapes his arm for a two count.  Then Cazana gets a knee bar that he wrenches hard, But Clearwatwer gets his hand on the bottom rope to break the hold.  Clearwater throws him shoulder first to the turnbuckle and gets the Midas Touch on Cazana to cover for the win.

Your Winner via Pinfall:  Jordan Clearwater

A very deserved win for The Golden Boy, and we’ll see how the rest of IdolMania Sports Management does as we head to…

The Main Show

We’re joined at commentary as Joe Galli, Tim Storm, and Velvet Sky have the call, and we go to the First Match of the PPV, and it’s a…

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Voodoo Queen Casket match: Max The Impaler (with Father James Mitchell) vs. Natalia Markova      

  Mitchell enters after Max carrying a voodoo crown.  That’s the notable thing of this match, other than Markova trying to end it quick with a Beautiful Disaster kick in the corner, but Max slams her into the center of the mat.  They brawl up to the ramp, and Markova gets a high DDT to Max at the top of the stage and tries to place her in the casket on the stage, but when she opens the lid, Sal pops out and then The Sinister Minister throws powder in her eyes. Max slams her on the lid, dumps Markova’s body inside, and closes the lid.

Your Winner via Closed Casket:  Max The Impaler

Valentine with EC3 about what happens when he faces Thom Latimer, and he goes cryptic that the culmination of the match isn’t the goal, it’s Latimer realizing his full potential or something.  If Valentine is confused, then so am I, so let’s go ringside for the…

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MLW National Openweight Championship: Davey Richards (c) vs. Colby Corino

Corino, for his part, plays it straight as he starts with a test of strength, and Richards overpowers him and pins, but Corino raises his shoulder.  He gets back up, and Richards hits with a knee to his midsection and hangs him on the top rope.  Richards is crisp in his offense and is completely in the driver’s seat with a backdrop and kicks him right in the chest, and fires back up.

From there, it’s a kick fest and Richards attempts a suplex, but a knee to his head stops that and Corino reverses to a stunner followed by a stomp to his chest.  He gets a clothesline in the corner and turns Richards inside out. Corino goes up top for a flying forearm that gets him a two count.  Richards fires back with a roundhouse kick to a German suplex, and Corino quickly fires back with an exploding knee.  They exchange blows, and Corino nails a Saito suplex and a clothesline for another two count.  He goes for his Sonsetter finisher and Richards reverses with an ankle lock. Corino rolls out, and Richards comes back with a punt kick and then double stomp for a two count.  One brainbuster gets Richards a two count and then he traditions quickly into the ankle lock and Corino finally taps.

Your Winner, and Still MLW Openweight Champion: Davey Richards

Richards gestures to the fans at ringside that Corino earned his respect and offers his hand.  Corino rolls out, and Richards just looks on in disbelief.

Speaking of disbelief, here is the…

Mask vs. Mask match: “The Question Mack…err, Mark” with Aron Stevens) vs. The Question Mark II (with Kratos)

(Author’s Note:  To differentiate between the two, I will note “MackMark” for Question Mack…err, Mark and “Mark II” for the obvious Question Mark II

Stevens immediately gets on the mic and says since Louisiana is a commission state, Kratos cannot be at ringside since he does not have a manager’s license.  Kratos grumbles and walks backstage, all the while the fans chant for, “Two.” MackMark really brings the pain to Mark II.  Kuh-rah-tayy gets employed by Mark II, but Stevens distracts and MackMark gets back on offense, but can’t put him away.  MackMark gets a sleeper hold on Mark II. He fights back but sends him back hard to the mat.  Mark II comes back with chops and a Mongrovian uppercut to a splash, but Stevens throws in paper and readies the loaded glove, but gets caught by the ref.  As he pleads his case, Kratos comes back out and starts chasing Stevens out of the arena.  MackMark measures Mark II and misses.  One Mongrovian spike by Mark II is enough for the three count.

Your Winner via Pinfall:  The Question Mark II

MackMark is beside himself and Stevens protests mightily.  He finally takes his mask off and immediately drapes a towel on his head. Kratos comes back out, and Stevens hightails it out of the ring.

Now for more title matches with…

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NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship: Homicide (c) vs. Kerry Morton (with Ricky Morton)

Homicide and Kerry just pick up from night one of NWA 74, but the Notorious Legend throws the upstart out of the ring.  Kerry goes for a slingshot to a sunset flip for a two count.  Homicide nails an exploder suplex and mocks with, “rock and roll” before giving a double bird to the fans and Ricky at ringside.  He rakes Kerry’s back and sends him to the ropes but he rolls up Homicide for a two count.  A DDT to Kerry get a one count. Homicide goes on a tear and tries to beat the tar out of the younger Morton, and then Ricky interjects.  Homicide punches the Rock and Roll legend and stomps him on the concrete.  Kerry comes to the rescue and drives him back. Homicide nails a superplex to Kerry but he comes back.  Get him up the top turnbuckle, bites his ear, and land a flying bulldog.  He follows up with the Kiss It Goodbye knee, then a steamroller, and a splash for a one, two…oh, so close.  Kerry signals the knee again but misses and Homicide nails a Koji Cutter for one, two…whoa, another close count.  He goes for his Cop Killa finisher but Kerry escapes and delivers his own Koji Cutter for the three count.

Your Winner, and New NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion:  Homicide

Kyle Davis is in the ring with Odinson. Davis puts it mildly when he says the NWA has had quite the week, and his opponent is not here tonight. Odinson thinks it’s clear that the locker room fears him. He’s the one who is awaited, shiny and chrome.  But the music hits and  “Thrillbilly” Silas Mason drags a ref and he’s ready for a fight (sans Pollo Del Mar). 

Well, OK.  Let’s have…

“Thrillbilly” Silas Mason vs. Odinson

Short version:  Odinson looks strong, but the “Thrillbilly” manages to take it to the big man.  Mason grabs his silver spray, and after Odinson led with the offense, he tries to hit The Pounce but Mason delivers The Thrillride Finbisher for the win

Your Winner via Pinfall:  “Thrillbilly” Silas Mason

Next up is the other title match for the…

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NWA United States Tag Team Championship: The Fixers (Jay Bradley and Wrecking Ball Legursky) (c) vs. The Spectaculars (Rush Freeman and Brady Pierce) (with Rolando Freeman)   

This is just a donnybrook as The Fixers are sent out and the Spectaculars strut their stuff.  But, there’s a lot more matches to cover so, this is gonna be a Haiku in Review™:


Stinkfaces and Slams

Are all that awaits Pierce and

Freeman.  Fixers Rule!

Your Winners and Still NWA USA Tag Team Champions:  The Fixers


Valentine now has  the NWA Heavyweight Champion, Trevor Murdoch.  She asks who could take the Ten Pounds of Gold from him. For Murdoch, there’s no talking or promo videos anymore, and the bottom line is he’ll put everyone to the test and he will emerge as the champ once again.  

Speaking of which, this next match is for the…

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NWA National Championship: The Great Cyon (with Austin Idol) (c) vs. Dak Draper 

Draper is smooth in sending Cyon to ropes and landing a handstand knee drop to his head.  He goes up top, but Cyon pushes him off.  As Cyon listens to play-by-play by “Daddy” Idol ( which no one needs, says Sky).  Draper gets a cheap shot by Idol from the outside, and Cyon focuses on his arm, yanking hard on it.  He sends him to the ropes and Draper goes up top with a dropkick and follows up top for an axehandle smash and then a powerslam, but can’t capitalize because of his bad arm.  He attempts a Draper Bomb, but cannot pick him up. Cyon delivers the DVD to cover, and he retains the belt.

Your Winner via Pinfall, and Still NWA National Champion:  The Great Cyon

So far, IdolMania is two for two in titles earned tonight.  So let’s go back ringside for the…

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NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championship: Pretty Empowered (Kenzie Paige and Ella Envy) (c) vs. Madi and Missa Kate 

Early into the match, Kate and Madi stay strong against the champs and dump them outside.  There’s great tag chemistry by Kate and Madi.  As Madi sends Envy to the ropes, Paige blind tags in and she ensures that the challenger becomes a Madi in Peril.  From there, Pretty Empowered plants Madi with a double powerslam for a two count, and then Envy gets on her grill with the badmouth, but Madi slaps her hard and hot tags in Kate, and she clears house.  All is looking good for the challengers, but a miscommunication by Kate as she sends Paige into Madi, and then Kate fights back with a double clothesline. She goes for tag and …psyche! Madi says, “Nah!”, leaves the ring, and Pretty Empowered delivers a modified flash 3D to hang on to the belts.

Your Winners, and Still NWA Women’s Tag Team Champions:  Pretty Empowered

Looks like Pretty Empowered will stay on as champs for another day.

Now for the next match

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EC3 vs. Thom Latimer

Galli notes that The Essential Character has new tattoos on his back shoulder with three bars and the inside bicep., as the next step to “evolving to his final form.”

Latimer wrestles a nice technical match until midway EC3 rolls out and gets on the mic to say, “Do not conform to them.”  Then he goes to Wrestling Heat 101 to goad Latimer, saying the only time to hit him is when he’s drunk. EC3 suggests that they take the fight to the street, and then the police can get involved because the only time he’s good at fighting is resisting arrest (ouch)!  Then he low blows Latimer verbally by stating Latimer has a “limp fist to match your limp d***.” Finally, EC3 concedes he’s found peace and happiness, and then targets his marriage, and that his wife won’t ever truly love him, and that’s enough for Latimer.  He unleashes and gets him in crossface. The ref tries to break the hold, and then he chokeslams him into the corner and goes back to the crossface, and the bell is called.

Your Winner via Disqualification:  EC3

Latimer is frustrated, and EC3 laughs. Truly, he is the definition of a sore winner.

Now for some home cookin’ with…

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 NWA World Tag Team Championship: La Rebelión (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf) (c) (with Damián 666) vs. Hawx Aerie (Luke Hawx and PJ Hawx)    

Hawx Aerie are super pumped and gets a streamer reception from the fans, a la Ring of Honor.  Bestia starts against PJ and his technical acumen outshines the Tijuana Gremlin.  A tag to Luke and ‘Wolf, and he is more than a match for the La Rebelion member with a big back bodydrop.  Now PJ is back in and mounts up top with punches. He gets distracted and La Rebelion takes over, and PJ is a Hawx in Peril, and at one point, Damian cheap shots on the younger Hawx as the ref’s back is turned.

La Rebelion try to finish him off, and as their double knees collide with each other, PJ crawls and gets the hot tag to Luke, and he’s a Papa Hawx en Fuego.  A double flapjack by Luke, and then a side breaker to a shoulder breaker to a powerslam gets him a two count on Bestia.  Tag to PJ with an atomic drop and then a spinning heel kick by Luke. Pj covers but ‘Wolf breaks the hold.  La Rebelion attack with knees and kicks and then a neckbreaker/splash to cover, and Luke breaks the count.  Hawx Aerie land with stereo 450 splashes to La Rebelion and “This is awesome” chants break out in the Civic Center and rightfully so.  Hawx Aerie with a slam and a cover, and Damien enters the ring to protest.  The ref ejects him, and then ‘Wolf battles Luke outside and Bestia hits PJ with the mist to cover him for a two count.  Luke washes the mist out of his son’s eyes, and ‘Wolf goes for Mark of the Beast on PJ with Bestia, but he shoves him to the corner.  PJ crawls to the corner and tags in Luke, and he cleans house with a stun gun to Bestia to a springboard moonsault, but ‘Wolf mists him and Bestia rolls him up for a three count.

Your Winners via Pinfall, and Still NWA Tag Team Champions:  La Rebelion

Chants of “Ref you suck” echo through the Civic Center. It’s a heartbreaking loss, as father and son embrace to the delight of the fans.

Now for the…

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Three-way match for the NWA World Women’s Championship: Kamille (c) vs. KiLynn King vs. Chelsea Green        

After the boxing-style intros, both King and Kamille confab for a sec before teaming up to get Green out of the ring. Once that’s done, the team-up King attacks Kamille to continue their fight from the Alwayz Ready PPV.  With King in the corner, Green dumps the champ out of the ring, and then she and King fight on.  Kamille is back in the ring and King gets her with a crossface, but Green breaks up the submission.

Kamille and King go back to the game plan to take out Green, but she takes them both out with a double headscissors takedown.  King gets Green in a German suplex, and then the Brickhouse nails the double German Suplex on both women.  From there it’s all Kamille with an Oklahoma Stampede for a two count.  Back to King, and she gets a sunset flip to a slam for two and then a crossface again to the champ.

It should be noted the crowd is a bit dead for this, probably because of the action from the earlier tag match.

Kamille taps but Green pulls the ref out of the ring before he could notice, and then it’s a slugfest between King and Kamille, and the champ with a torture rack, but Green lands with a dropkick to cover for two to Kamille, and then to King for the same result.  There’s an uppercut to Kamille, and King lands with a frog splash and it’s just a two count.  Green attempts the Unprettier, and King reverses to the Excali-buster to cover, and Kamille breaks the count.  Green hits a superkick to King and attempts for the Unprettier, but Kamille explodes with Spear for three count

Your Winner, and Still NWA Women’s Champion:  Kamille

Kyle Davis in the ring introduces Bobby Fulton, who comes out in his Fantastics ring gear. He shares with fans that he is a throat cancer survivor, and it’s a spectacular PPV.  The fans cheer for the NWA legend, and so do I for that matter.  

Valentine is backstage now with Cyon, congratulating him on his National title win. He gives thanks to his father for creating a group of professional killers and proclaims Tyrus will win the Ten Pounds of Gold and it’s all thanks to his dad, Austin Idol.

So let’s get to the Main Event…

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Three-way match for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship: Trevor Murdoch (c) vs. Matt Cardona vs. Tyrus (with BLK Jeez)

The crowd is on their feet after the boxing-style intros by Kyle Davis.  Once the bell rings, Murdoch asks Tyrus for 60 seconds with Cardona, and Tyrus is cool with that, and Cardona ducks out before Jeez throws him back in the ring.  From there, this is revenge for PowerrrTrip2, but Tyrus covers Cardona before the count is broken up by the champ.  Between Murdoch and Tyrus it’s a hoss fight.  Murdoch goes for a flying bulldog to Tyrus to cover, and Cardona gets his foot on the rope.

Cardona takes the fights to Tyrus and unrolls his taped hand to try and choke the Man-ster out but he backdrops him.  Now Murdoch is back in and continues to add pain on Cardona with a spinebuster to cover and Tyrus breaks it up and sends him to the ring post to the outside of the ring.  Cardona attempts with a crossbody but gets caught, and then a slam to a splash by Tyrus for a two count.  Green comes out to distract the ref, and Cardona lands a low blow and then delivers Radio Silence for only a two count.  Cardona grabs the belt and preps to hit Tyrus with it, but Murdoch rolls him up for a two count, and then a schoolboy to a Full Nelson slam to a powerbomb for another two count.  Tyrus back up and rocks Murdoch and then T-bone suplexes Cardona and Murdoch, followed by running splashes to both men.  Tyrus goes for a double choke slam, but Cardona and Murdoch reverse it to a double suplex on the big man.  They work together to beat down Tyrus, and then Cardona nails the Reboot in the corner, and Murdoch hits him with a DDT.  He then goes outside the ring and then nails another DDT to Cardona on the concrete as vindication for his PowerrrTrip2 loss.  Once he gets back in the ring, Tyrus gets a Tongan death grip on the champ to a slam and he pins him for the one, two, and three.

Your Winner, and New NWA World Heavyweight Champion:  Tyrus

IdolMania Sports Management, in conjunction with The Church’s Money, comes out with a champagne celebration, as the Man-star is atop as the world champion as the show fades to black.


Final Thoughts:

This ended almost like what I expected.  Overall, this was a solid card with no lags anywhere.  The sleeper matches I mentioned in my Countdown happened as I expected.  As for the Main Event, kudos to Tyrus.  It was well deserved, and we do need a monster…errr, Man-ster heel to really gets people interested in who will topple the big man for the Ten Pounds of Gold.

In any case, I’m tired, and I will see you next Tuesday!