NWA Newsround 26th June 2022

He's been away for a while, but Paul is back with a look at all the action from this weeks NWA!

NWA Newsround 26th June 2022

What's up guys and girls! It’s the “King of Real Rasslin” Paul, coming back at you once more with another NWA Newsround! 

Full disclosure, I had fully intended to start my reviews after Alwayz Ready, but I was feeling a bit rough after my holiday, so decided to put it off until I felt better. 

But for those who did not see Alwayz Ready, here are the results from the PPV: 

Pre-Show Matches 

Rodney Mack defeated Magic Jake Dumas. 

The Mortons (Ricky and Kerry) defeated The Country Gentlemen (AJ Cazana and Anthony Andrews) (with Joe Cazana) and The Ill Begotten (Alex Taylor and Jeremiah Plunkett). 

Main Show Matches 

Trevor Murdoch defeated Aron Stevens. This is reportedly the final match of Aron Stevens career.

Pretty Empowered (Ella Envy and Kenzie Paige) defeated The Hex (Allysin Kay and Marti Belle) to become the new NWA World Women’s Tag Team Champions. 

Homicide defeated PJ Hawx to retain the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship. 

The Fixers attacked after the match, leading to Colby Corino cashing in his Champions Series title shot. 

Homicide defeated Colby Corino to retain the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship. 

Natalia Markova (with Taryn Terrell) defeated Taya Valkyrie.  

Jax Dane defeated Chris Adonis to retain the NWA National Heavyweight Championship. 

Thom Latimer defeated Cyon (with Austin Idol). 

Tyrus (with BLK Jeez) defeated Matthew Mims to retain the NWA World Television Championship 

The Commonwealth Connection (Doug Williams and Harry Smith) defeated La Rebelión (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf 450) to become the new NWA World Tag Team Champions. 

Kamille defeated KiLynn King to retain the NWA World Women's Championship. 

Before the main event, The Cardona Family came out, and Cardona confirmed he is injured and unable to fight. Initially proclaiming he would not give up the title, NWA Owner Billy Corgan came out, as did Nick Aldis, Thom Latimer, Trevor Murdoch and a debuting Samuel Shaw. Corgan convinced Cardona to relinquish the title, and we had a fatal four way for the now vacant NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship. 

Trevor Murdoch defeated Nick Aldis, Thom Latimer, and Samuel Shaw to become the new NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion. 

And since we’re playing catch up, it only seems right that we run through the results of last week's NWA Powerrr & NWA USA 

NWA Powerrr June 14th

During an in-ring interview, Bully Ray is interrupted by Mike Knox and VSK, and ends up being chokeslammed through a table. 

May Valentine Backstage Interviews  

May Valentine had a backstage with Matt Cardona and Chelsea Green. Green says that they are unwilling at this time to reveal what Billy Corgan said to them before Matt had to relinquish the 10 Pounds of Gold. 

Luke Hawx is pissed about the way Homicide treated his son at NWA Alwayz Ready. 

Natalia Markova is ready to switch her focus to Kamille and the NWA World Women’s Championship. 

Kilynn King says that despite her loss at Alwayz Ready, she’s willing to put the work in to earn another match with Kamille. 

Taya Valkyrie defeated Taryn Terrell. 

Trevor Murdoch got into an altercation with the Freeman Brothers. 

Strictly Business defeated Mike Knox & VSK. 

NWA USA June 18th

Samuel Shaw defeated Mercurio. 

May Valentine had a backstage interview with Kamille and Thom Latimer. Latimer talks about his loyalty to the NWA Brand and why he should be the next NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion. Kamille demands that Billy Corgan gives Latimer an opportunity. 

Pretty Empowered expressed their gratitude on becoming the new NWA World Women’s Tag Team Champions. 

Homicide & The Mortons defeated Colby Corino & The Fixers. 

 

Well, that about brings us right up to date, so with that done, lets dive into this week's action, shall we? 

Kyle Davis is with the NWA World Television Champion, Tyrus. He reminds us that at Alwayz Ready he retained the title, and is in tag team action tonight. 

Tyrus says he always takes time to enjoy his smile. He says we should take a moment to remember Mims, and says get well soon. 

Tyrus says history was made at Alwayz Ready, he is the undefeated champion, and this was his seventh title defence, meaning he can cash in for a shot at the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship. But Tyrus says who would cash in such a prestigious title? He's going to defend this title 21 times, but he could also hold a title on both shoulders. He apparently has a clause in his contract that means he doesn’t have to follow the “Lucky Seven” rule, but tonight he has a great tag team partner in a motivated Cyon who has found his dad.  

Tyrus takes a moment to congratulate “Cousin Trevor” on regaining the World Title. 

After a recap of the closing stages of Kamille’s title defence at Alwayz Ready, we head back to the ring with Kyle, who brings out the Women’s Champion. 

Kyle asks what's in the future for Kamille? 

Kamille asks how the fans are feeling? She says she doesn’t know if they are aware, but she has been champion for over a year, beating Leyla Hirsch, Melina, Chelsea Green, and Kylie Rae, and that’s just in NWA, because she has taken the title all over the country to defend it. 

She says it may not be politically correct but she wants them to zoom in on her chest, which is clearly still bruised. She is still damaged from the match with KiLynn King, and she respects her. That was her hardest defence to date. Kamille calls KiLynn out to the ring. 

KiLynn comes out, and steps into the ring. Kamille asks why KiLynn is in her ring gear, and she replies “Because I’m Always Ready baby!” (Cheap pop for the win!) 

Kamille says there won't be any physicality tonight, but this won't be a hug fest either. They were both trained by Bully Ray, who trained them well. She gives KiLynn the utmost respect for taking her to the limit. 

KiLynn says she appreciates that, and she has the same level of respect for her, because that was a hard-fought match. She says maybe Kamille underestimated her and she proved her point, that win or lose, she was going to make her see how serous she is with her time in NWA. They had a similar start, but different journeys that led them here, and if she hadn’t taken her eye off the ball, there would be a new champion right now. She was so close, but Kamille knows she almost had her, and as a result of that, KiLynn isn’t done with her. 

She will earn the number one contendership again, and she will take the title from Kamille, and her reign is going to be ended by the King. Kamille says she wouldn't have it any other way. 

May Valentine is backstage with Homicide, and wants to know if he heard Luke Hawx comments about feeling disrespected by him? 

Homicide says no, he’s killing him with this. He says he’s happy he came to save him, but this is not the time to be sensitive. 

May says she has been impressed with how Homicide has established himself as a fighting champion. 

Homicide says he is honoured to be the champion, and he will fight anybody, anywhere, because he is a fighting champion. He has a problem, he’s a yes man, and will say yes to anyone who wants a shot. But anybody who wants the title has a problem, because they have to go through him. 

Nick Aldis v Brett Buffshay 

Aldis is coming off of taking the pin at Alwayz Ready, so is looking to get himself back on track here at the expense of the talented up and comer, Brett Buffshay. 

And Nick wastes no time asserting dominance over Buffshay. Buffshay manages to reverse a wristlock, but Aldis soon regains the upper hand. 

Aldis continues to dominate, throwing Buffshay all around the ring, and into the corner. Buffshay attempts a crossbody which Aldis catches and transitions into a vertical suplex, he goes for the pin, but Aldis keeps pulling his arm up at two. Heel antics from the National Treasure? 

He almost regrets it as Buffshay rolls him up for a two count, but after a nasty powerbomb, he locks in the Kings Lynn Cloverleaf for the tap out victory. 

Winner: Nick Aldis 

Standard stuff from the National Treasure here. Kyle Davis gets in the ring and asks Nick what’s going on with him after that performance. 

Aldis says sometimes in this line of work you become a victim of your own success. You can do everything right, wrestle whoever they put in front of you, travel all over the world, defend the title on four different continents, wrestle people who had no name whatsoever before wrestling you and have a standing ovation at the end of the night, and none of it matters, because it just makes you a target for anyone who slides into the NWA after he did the heavy lifting, and a target of the promotion itself.  

So, he has a message for all the stooges backstage, the next time you’re getting facetime with the big man and running your mouths about Nick Aldis, go home and look in the mirror, kiss your momma if you feel like it, and know deep down there are guys here that can wrestle, fight, and talk but when you put them altogether, none of them are touching Nick Aldis, and that’s a fact of life. 

He addresses Trevor Murdoch, and says he isn’t going to cry over spilt milk. He congratulates him on winning the title, but he knows he had him with the cloverleaf in the middle, he was done, but he took advantage of the circumstance and got the win.  

If he ever feels like going one on one with the National Treasure and upgrading from Paper Champion to Real World’s Champion, he knows where to find him. 

After a commercial break, Kyle Davis (who is really earning his money tonight) is in the ring with the NWA National Heavyweight Champion, Jax Dane. 

Kyle asks Dane how he feels that he is still the champion and no one seems to be able to take it from him? 

Dane says thank you for having him out here, and that Knoxville is welcome for his time, Billy Corgan is welcome for the sell out at Alwayz Ready. He did that, the most dominant National Champion in history, not Tim Storm, not Aldis, Mayweather or Murdoch, he did it, because he is the most dominant. Nobody has the guts to take it from him, and for the first time in the history of the NWA, it's harder to become the National Champion than the World Champion. 

Eric Jackson takes exception to this and comes out to confront Jax Dane. Jackson challenges Dane for the title. Dane says last time he beat him in less than a minute. Dane goes to leave but tries to blindside Jackson, but he sees it coming and delivers a flurry of offence.  

However, Dane takes it all on the chin then hits his huge “Pop the Trunk” lariat to level Eric Jackson before walking away. 

Before we get to the main event, we had backstage one more time to May Valentine, who is with PJ Hawx. 

She asks him if she thinks his father's anger towards Homicide is justified? 

PJ says if his father feels disrespected then it is what it is, but at Alwayz Ready, he and Homicide went to war, and he’s a fighting champion, he’s a tough competitor. After the match when the Fixers came out and jumped them, he really thinks it's just a misunderstanding. Two men were trying to fight two other huge men, then his dad came out to make the save, and then the Mortons come, and Homicide is checking up on them, and his dad feels pushed to the side. 

PJ just wants everything to get sorted out. 

The ILL Begotten v Cyon & NWA World Television Champion, Tyrus 

I’m expecting this to be a squash match of sorts. Anytime Tyrus is in the ring you can almost guarantee he is going to dominate, and Cyon is no slouch either. 

No managers either tonight, so no Danny Deals, and thankfully, no Austin Idol. 

Cyon dominates Alex Taylor straight away. Grounding him with a hammerlock, and keeping him grounded despite Taylor’s attempts to free himself. Taylor gets free by grabbing the ropes, and as the two lock up again, Cyon takes Taylor down with a clothesline. 

Taylor with a flurry of offence before tagging in Real Rasslin Podcast Alumni, Jeremiah Plunkett, who asserts himself over Cyon. Plunkett slingshots Cyon into the ropes, and Taylor hits the neck snap on the ropes. Plunkett is dominating Cyon as he tags in Taylor, continuing the assault. 

Taylor has Cyon seated in the ring, but he gets to his feet and eventually tags in Tyrus. This is bad news for Alex Taylor. Joe Galli informs us that Matthew Mims was indeed hospitalised with a dislocated shoulder and a concussion following his match with Tyrus (Keep your eyes peeled as we have a recent interview with Matthew Mims coming very soon!) 

Back in the ring, Cyon is back in and controlling Taylor, tagging Tyrus back in. Tyrus is stomping on Taylor’s knee, pushing down with all his weight. Taylor tries to fight back, but ends up taking a backbreaker for a two count. 

Cyon comes back in and continues working over Taylor with stomps, targeting each body part individually. Taylor lands a dropkick, giving him a moment’s respite, and tags in Plunkett as Cyon tags in Tyrus. 

Plunkett is doing well, and has Tyrus rocked, hitting a DDT. However, Cyon blind tagged himself in, and hits the Death Valley Driver for the win, 

Winners: Cyon & NWA World Television Champion, Tyrus. 

Austin Idol comes out at the end and celebrates with his son as the show ends. 

The crowd was pretty dead for this match and for me that meant the match suffered as a result. Nevertheless, it’s a good win for Cyon and Tyrus, though I do wonder what direction this story is going in. Time will tell, I guess. 

With NWA Powerrr done with, let's move now to NWA USA. 

Joe Galli, Tim Storm, and Velvet Sky introduce us to the show as we are told Jax Dane will take on Eric Jackson with the National Heavyweight Title on the line.  

But first, Luke Hawx has demanded to face a big, tough, competitor, and that match is happening now. 

Thrillbilly Silas (w/ Pollo Del Mar) v Luke Hawx 

Silas has Del Mar at his side at all times as she is the prettiest woman he has ever seen. Tim Storm says we all have our visions of beauty, and good for him. 

Luke Hawx come out next, and makes a beeline directly for the ring, no messing around from him tonight. 

Hawx is angry at Homicide’s perceived lack of respect towards him at Alwayz Ready. 

The match begins with a lock up, and Silas backs Hawx into the corner. The two continue to muscle each other around the ring, and Hawx seems to be getting angrier all the time. 

Hawx with backhand chops to the chest of Silas, but Silas quickly fights back, slamming Hawx to the mat for a one count. 

Silas tries to whip Hawx across the ring, but Hawx counters into a huge German suplex. Hawx is now in control, with Silas down in the corner. Hawx continues to punish Silas all around the ring, however Silas gains an opportunity and after a few blows, hits a huge clothesline. Once again though, Hawx kicks out at one. 

Silas continues to land blows on Hawx, but takes a devastating spin kick after coming off the ropes. Hawx quickly follows up and picks up where he left off, with chops and uppercuts, gaining a two count. 

Pollo Del Mar continues to cheer on her charge, and it makes a difference as Silas drops Hawx across the top rope, then hits an elbow drop on the jaw, and again Hawx kicks out at one. 

Del Mar gets on the apron, takes a tobacco chew out of her mouth, puts it in Silas’ mouth, then they kiss, but this is a big mistake as Hawx hits a huge spin kick TO THE FACE!!! of Silas to gain the win. 

Winner: Luke Hawx 

Decent match, and with Hawx calling out Homicide afterwards, it looks like the story could continue for some time. 

May Valentine is with Chris Silvio Esq. As you may remember, he is the legal representative of Jax Dane. May assumes he is here on a legal matter? 

He says “False. Objection.” to which May replies “Sustained”.