New Champions crowned at NWA 73 ***SPOILERS***
A historic night in St Louis ended with new champions crowned and new rivalries started. All the results and news included here!
On a historic night at the Chase Park Plaza in St Louis, Missouri, NWA held their 73rd Anniversary show.
This show followed hot on the heels of the previous nights NWA Empowerrr, the all female event which crowned new Women's World Tag Team Champions in Allysin Kay and Marti Belle, and much like Empowerrr, the show did not disappoint, as we witnessed two title changes.
The first was Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf, La Rebelion, downing Aron Stevens and Kratos to capture the NWA World Tag Team Championships after a hard fought match. However, the win was tainted as La Rebelion resorted to a low blow on Aron Stevens to turn the tide in their favour and hit their double team finisher to pick up the win.
The second title change of the night is the most significant though, as Nick Aldis' modern day record reign of nearly three years came crashing down at the hands of Trevor Murdoch.
After a brutal, intense, and gruelling fight, which started outside the ring before the bell had even rung to start the match, Trevor Murdoch, who had stated he would retire if he could not beat Aldis, survived countless near falls and submissions, eventually hitting Aldis with a Harley Race inspired piledriver, followed by his patented top rope bulldog, to pin the World Champion for the three count and become NWA World's Heavyweight Champion.
This ends Nick Aldis' reign as champion at 1,044 days, and gives Trevor Murdoch his first ever World Championship victory.
In other results from the night, Luke Hawx defeated Colby Corino in the pre show match, Tim Storm defeated Thom Latimer and Crimson in a triple threat match, where Jax Dane turned heel on Crimson before the match began, Mickie James beat Kylie Rae in singles competition, and was beaten down at the hands of the Virtuoso, Deonna Purrazzo, at the conclusion of the match, furthering their simmering feud.
Tyrus, the Masked Man now known as Sion, and Jordan Clearwater defeated Parrow, Odinson and Pope in six man tag team action, while the Masterpiece, Chris Adonis, defeated the returning James Storm to retain his NWA National Heavyweight Title.
Ric Flair came out to a standing ovation and cut a long promo in the ring, name dropping WWE, Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Undertaker and Vince McMahon several times, as well as a couple of mentions for Tony Khan.
A battle Royal to determine a new number one contender to the NWA National Heavyweight Title was held, which included names such as JTG, Sal Rinauro, and Real Rasslin podcast alumni Jeremiah Plunkett (which is coming soon to YouTube!) was won by the surprise entrant, Judais, formerly known as Murphy from TNA, and accompanied by Father James Mitchell, and in the NWA World Women's Title match, Kamille defeated Chelsea Green to retain her title.