NWA is in the midst of celebrating their 74th anniversary with a two-night event for NWA 74 in St. Louis, MO. Night 1 is in the books (results). Time for Night 2 on Sunday, August 28. Seven title fights are on the docket with Trevor Murdoch defending the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against Tyrus, Kamille defending the NWA Women’s World Championship against Max The Impaler, Homicide defending the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship against Ricky Morton, and more.
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Submission Match: Doug Williams versus Rhett Titus ended in a draw. Ten-minute time limit. Titus was too enthusiastic on belly-to-belly suplex and went for a pinfall, which was not allowed. With one minute remaining, Titus crashed into the turnbuckle hurting his shoulder. Drop toehold by Williams to transition to a deep hammerlock. Titus refused to quit. Williams headbutt the shoulder and bridged over the top adding extra leverage. Titus shouted in agony. Ding, ding, ding. The bell rang for a draw as time expired.
Austin Idol flapped his gums hyping Cyon as the new national heavyweight champion.
Angelina Love defeated Taryn Terrell. Terrell played games games hiding under the ring, then bailing to ring the bell announcing herself as the winner. Love brought Terrell back for action. Love hit a flatliner and trapped her opponent in an octopus submission. Terrell raked the eyes to escape. Terrell went for a stunner, but Love blocked the maneuver and exploded for a pump kick to win.
Mercurio plans on making magic against “Magic” Jake Dumas by making his girl disappear. Matt Taven and Mike Bennett crashed the interview. OGK is a surprise entrant in the NWA United States Tag Team Championship battle royal.
Kerry Morton defeated Gustavo. Gustavo elbowed out of a fireman’s carry to set up a signature move with a dance dip. Morton escaped to land a jumping knee flush for victory.
BLK Jeez hyped his client, Tyrus, in the worlds title main event. He understands Austin Idol focusing on Cyon to strengthen their father-son bond. Jeez and Idol are stronger than ever with a plan for their team to control the NWA.
Queen Bee Match won by Natalia Markova. Rules were standard trios bout with winners challenging each other in an elimination triple threat. Natalia Markova, Missa Kate, & Madi Wrenkowski defeated Taya Valkyrie, KiLynn King, & Jennacide. Markova pinned Jennacide after she was hit by a running axe kick by Madi, a running knee by Kate, and a running facebuster by Markova. In the triple threat, Kate clocked Madi with a spinning high kick for a pinfall. Markova rallied for a double underhook DDT to pin Kate for victory. Markova received a queen’s crown as the prize.
Joe Galli, Velvet Sky, and Tim Storm opened the broadcast from the commentary table.
2-out-of-3 Falls: Colby Corino defeated Caprice Coleman. Fall 1 went to Coleman. He suckered Corino into a takedown driving Corino’s face into the mat. Coleman transitioned for a crossface chickenwing submission. Corino tapped quickly to preserve his health. Fall 2 went to Corino when he used a foreign object to punch Coleman for a pinfall. In Fall 3, Corino tried to use the foreign object again. Coleman anticipated and attacked for triple rolling northern lights suplexes. The impact knocked the object loose from Corino’s hand. Coleman picked it up, and the referee took it away. In the distraction, Corino hit a Style Clash. Coleman kicked out on the cover. Corino blocked a super rana to connect on a flying knee. Corino won with a sunset magistral bomb.
NWA United States Tag Team Championship battle royal won the The Fixers. The championship was being reinstated after being vacant for years. Participants were ILL Begotten (Alex Taylor & Jeremiah Plunkett), The Now (Hale Collins & Vik Dalishus), Miserably Faithful (Sal Rinauro & Gaagz The Gymp), Gold Rushhh (Marshe Rockett & Jordan Clearwater), Ruff ‘n’ Ready (D’vin & Deonte), The Fixers (Jay Bradley & Wrecking Ball Legursky), Hawx Aerie (Luke Hawx & PJ Hawx), Team Ambition (Mike Outlaw & Camaro Jackson), Country Gentlemen (AJ Cazana & Anthony Andrews), The Spectaculars (Rush Freeman & Brady Pierce), OGK (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett), and current world tag champs La Rebelion (Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf). JJ Dillon accompanied OGK.
Rules were that a team is eliminated when one partner gets tossed out. The final four came down to La Rebelion, OGK, The Fixers, and Team Ambition. La Rebelion and OGK fought each other. DDT by Taven and rolling elbow by Bennett led way to Bestia’s elimination. Damian 666 spit red mist in Bennett’s face. Mecha Wolf clotheslined Bennett over the ropes, but it was unclear if that elimination counted since La Rebelion was already out. Taven made it a moot point by leaping over the ropes for a crossbody onto La Rebelion as a self-elimination.
The battle royal came down to The Fixers and Team Ambition. The Fixers rallied with a double running belly sandwich to Team Ambition. Bradley and Legursky tossed out their opponents to win the titles.
Matt Cardona addressed the public. Cardona was supposed to begin his comeback story on Night 1, but it turned into the St. Louis screwjob by losing to Rolando Freeman. Freeman took advantage of Cardona’s generosity. He wasn’t 100% recovered yet. No human can come back from a torn bicep in three months. It’s impossible. (That is the exact opposite of Cardona’s confident claims heading into the match on Saturday night.) Cardona was doing the NWA a favor by adding more star power to the show. The bout was supposed to be a fun exhibition with nobody getting hurt. Unfortunately, Cardona broke everyone’s heart by losing. Cardona apologized to Freeman in advance for what he is going to do to him. After Cardona destroys Freeman, he will set his sights on becoming a two-time NWA worlds heavyweight champion.
“Magic” Jake Dumas defeated Mercurio. CJ was ringside as the magician’s valet. Comedy match turned aggressive. After Mercurio speared Dumas off the apron down to the floor, CJ used her wiles to distract the Italian fashion model. Dumas did a magic trick by pulling a razor blade out of his mouth. The referee took away the foreign object. Dumas ducked a clothesline and executed the Abracadabra torture rack slam to win.
MLW National Openweight Championship: Davey Richards retained against Thrillbilly Silas. Pollo Del Mar was ringside to support Silas. Thrillbilly used hillbilly power for the early advantage. Richards rallied with technical savvy in front of his hometown crowd. Richards connected on a flying double stomp. When Silas kicked out, Richards went for the ankle lock. Pollo hopped onto the apron as a distraction. Richards almost ran into her, then Silas did the same. Richards used the backfired distraction to go back to the ankle lock for victory.
Joe Galli proposed to his girlfriend. She said yes!
Barry Windham and JJ Dillon celebrated the 74th anniversary of the NWA with an in-ring promo for the crowd. There is not a greater value for fans’ dollars than professional wrestling.
Thom Latimer’s opponent changed to EC3. How dare EC3 say nostalgia is dead. May the best man win, and that best man is Latimer. Kamille is beat up from wrestling Taya Valkyrie on Night 1, but she will still beat the shit out of Max The Impaler to keep the NWA women’s championship.
NWA National Heavyweight Championship: Cyon retained against Anthony Mayweather. Austin Idol was ringside to support Cyon. Former champion Jax Dane watched from the stage with beer and popcorn. Mayweather (aka Crimson) had momentum for a spinebuster and flying elbow drop. Cyon kicked out of the pin. Mayweather sized up for a goozling, but Cyon escaped to hit a Death Valley Driver. Cyon hit a second DVD to secure the win.
NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championship: Pretty Empowered (Ella Envy & Kenzie Paige) retained against The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle) in a Kingshighway Street Fight. Weapons included kendo sticks, trashcans, the ring bell, a chancla, chairs, spitting beverages, cookie sheets, Lego pieces, and a table. The Hex mauled the champs early with violence. Pretty Empowered came back by dropkicking the Hex into chairs. Heel Envy wanted babyface Paige to use the kendo stick, but Paige declined to stoop to that level.
After brawling on the outside, Kay emptied a sack of Lego in the ring. Chokeslam to Envy on the Lego and a big boot flapjack combo to Paige on the Lego. Envy made the save on the pinfall. The Hex were setting up a flying trashcan attack. Envy rallied to throw the trashcan at Kay knocking her off the turnbuckles through a table. Envy grabbed the kendo stick with bad intentions for Belle. Paige snatched the kendo away then embraced her dark side to unleash pain on Belle with the weapon. Pretty Empowered placed a trashcan over Belle for a double superkick to win. Afterward, Paige was still feisty beating up Belle.
NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship: Homicide retained against Ricky Morton. Bad blood was brewing over the way Homicide cheated to beat Kerry Morton on Night 1. Homicide showed blatant disrespect to papa Morton in the match. Morton fired back with punches, so Homicide used stalling tactics on the outside as mind games. Inside the ring, Homicide played dirty by pulling hair, gouging the mouth, and raking the back. Morton had success on a snap suplex and DDT. Homicide rolled out of the ring again. Back inside, Morton hit the Koji cutter. The champ kicked out. Homicide raked the eyes then clubbed the 65-year-old with a lariat to the back of the head as an unprotected blow. Morton went down, and Homicide earned the pin to win. Afterward, Kerry ran in to check on his father.
Nick Aldis defeated Flip Gordon. Gordon exploded out of the gate for offense. Aldis powered through for a brainbuster and super fallaway slam. Later, Aldis went for a second fallaway slam off the turnbuckles, but Gordon countered for a super sunset flip. Gordon used his agility to set up a torture rack Samoan drop, moonsault, and STF submission. As Aldis inched toward the ropes, Gordon put on a sleeper. Aldis rose to his feet and shed Gordon off his back. Aldis caught a tiger feint kick to apply a cloverleaf submission. Gordon was forced to tap out. Main event effort from both men in the ten-minute match. Aldis was right in previously saying he would give the fans their money’s worth.
After the match, Aldis gave a handshake of respect then exited. Odinson ran in the ring to plow Gordon. Aldis ran back for the save, but Odinson crushed him with a huge shoulder block. Commentary put over the idea that Odinson wanted to make a statement for being left off the Night 2 card.
Missouri Tornado Tag Team Match: Kratos & Pope defeated Aron Stevens & Rodney Mack. Falls count anywhere tornado rules. Kratos sprinted to the ring, so Stevens ran away to the back. Kratos gave chase. Stevens eventually reemerged heading into the ring. Pope sent Stevens into a Kratos clothesline. The match broke down into a brawl on stage. Kratos utilized the claw to squeeze Stevens’ head. Kratos wound up for a big punch to knock Stevens off stage. Mack grabbed Pope for the Euthanizer choke. Kratos hooked Mack’s foot for Pope to roll over on top for the winning pin.
EC3 versus Thom Latimer ended in a no-contest. EC3 made a point to wake up the demons within Latimer. After EC3 worked to grind his opponent, Latimer rallied with clotheslines, slams, and a flatliner. Latimer taunted EC3, so EC3 slapped him. EC3 laughed then spit in Latimer’s face. Latimer snapped and pummeled EC3 in the ropes. The referee tried to get the break, but Latimer shoved him. Control Your Narrative goons ran in to attack Latimer. EC3 swung a chair but stopped short to take a seat and whisper in Latimer’s ear. The CYN crew exited with EC3 flanked by Leo Fox, Curt Gannon, and Space Cowboy.
Father James Mitchell hyped Max The Impaler for the women’s title match. Mitchell will toast to victory with Kamille’s tears of defeat.
Bully Ray joined commentary.
Father James Mitchell hyped Max The Impaler for the women’s title match. Mitchell will toast to victory with Kamille’s tears of defeat.
NWA Women’s World Championship: Kamille retained against Max The Impaler. Father James Mitchell was ringside to support the challenger. Max monstered through Kamille early. Kamille gained momentum for a flying crossbody, flying dropkick, torture rack powerbomb, and a spear. Kamille was slow on the cover, and Max was close enough to the ropes for Mitchell to place Max’s leg on the ropes during the pin count. Kamille beat up Sal the Pal and Gaagz The Gymp on the outside. Back in the ring, Max blocked a spear to counter for the Wasteland backbreaker finisher. Kamille dramatically kicked out at 2. Max went for a second Wasteland, but Kamille escaped on a back body drop. Double clothesline put both fighters down. Max bullied Kamille into the corner with repeated shoulder blocks. Max charged again, Kamille moved, and Max collided into the corner. Kamille scored a roll-up to escape with victory.
Billy Corgan and the NWA honors history, and they make history. Corgan announced NWA 75 will return to St. Louis next year. He asked for a moment of silence for wrestlers who passed over the past year. A ten-bell salute rang with an In Memoriam list.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship: Trevor Murdoch retained against Tyrus. BLK Jeez was ringside for Tyrus. The hosses sized each other up. Murdoch took a pause to exit the ring to DDT Jeez on the floor. Murdoch reentered. Tyrus ran into a big boot. Murdoch followed with his flying bulldog finisher. 1, 2, Tyrus kicked out in a hectic first minute of the match.
Tyrus recovered and used his size to grind Murdoch. The champ rallied for a sleeper. Tyrus backed Murdoch into the corner squishing the referee. Murdoch wanted to use the ring bell as a foreign object, but he had second thoughts and walked right into a heart punch. 1, 2, kick out by the champ. On a bungled distraction by Jeez, Murdoch landed a low blow on Tyrus. Flying bulldog, 1, 2, kick out by Tyrus. Murdoch added one more flying bulldog. That was enough to keep Tyrus down as Murdoch was victorious.
Afterward, Tyrus shook the champ’s hand with respect. Murdoch grabbed the mic to compliment Tyrus’ effort. Tyrus responded with anger to flip the commentary table and stomp off to the back. Murdoch thanked the fans to close the show.