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    NWA: Resurrection presents Tuesday Night Showcase
    Tuesday August 28th, 2012 | Episode XIII
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas


    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violence he's coming, he's coming, he's coming
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violent he's coming, I'm running, I'm running...
    -Kasabian "Switchblade Smiles"

    The show begins with a quick recap showing Alex Shelley pinning John Morrison to become the number one contender to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. We see Shelley and Styles staring down each other before the video ends, and is replaced by a panoramic view of the George R. Brown Convention Center and the thousands in attendance, craving for wrestling and entertainment, desperate for their hit of NWA: Resurrection. The voices of Tuesday Night Showcase, Jim 'JR' Ross and Paul Heyman, welcome us to the thirteenth edition of Tuesday Night Showcase, saying that tonight is the last 'regular' edition before True Grit, reminding us that the next two Tuesday night's will be 'Pick Your Poison' specials, two nights of fantastic action that you won't want to miss out on.

    John Morrison starts the night's proceedings, bemoaning Roderick Strong's interference in last week's match. Morrison says that Strong has made things personal by costing him a chance at the gold, calling it a bad 'career choice' for Strong. Morrison says that he's been in touch with his spiritual guidance and that he feels he knows what he has to do now. Morrison calls out Strong, and moments later Roderick Strong appears, joining Morrison in the ring. Strong reminds Morrison, that it wasn't him who started this 'war'. Strong says that Morrison interrupted him two weeks ago, and attacked him on the same night. He claims that he was just getting a little pay back, but if Morrison wants a fight, he'll give him a fight. Morrison reminds Strong that he's fought bullies before, and he has no qualms in kicking another bullies teeth down his throat.

    Strong has heard enough, and he attempts a cheap shot on Morrison, but Morrison has his action's read, blocking before unloading with punches off his own before hitting a huge dropkick sending Strong flying through the ropes and to the outside. Morrison looks to continue his attack but he's interrupted as stand-in GM, Dusty Rhodes makes his presence known on the entrance ramp. Dusty tells the two to quit their fighting, as they'll be doing plenty of that later. He announces that the two will face off at True Grit, but for tonight they'll be in tag action. John Morrison will team with NWA World Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles to take on Roderick Strong and his partner, the number one contender for the title, Alex Shelley. Morrison looks pleased with the news as Strong backs up the entrance ramp, clutching his jaw.

    ***

    The first match of the evening was a six-man tag team match with Richie Steamboat teaming up with the duo of Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne to take on Drew Galloway, Christopher Daniels and Jimmy Jacobs, a rematch from a previous edition of Tuesday Night Showcase. The heel team dominated things, although Galloway didn't look like his concentration was fully on the match, continuously looking towards the entrance ramp and titantron, in case of an attack of distraction like he had suffered in recent weeks. Finally the distraction cost him as Kofi caught him with a leg lariat, allowing the face team to work their way back into the match. Kofi tagged into Richie who unloaded with a flurry of chops and kicks on Galloway, who quickly tagged out wanting nothing to do with Richie. The match turned back into the favour of the heels with Daniels keeping Steamboat at bay, with Galloway tagging in, wanting to fight Steamboat now that he had an advantage.

    Galloway was brutal with his attack, but he stopped in his tracks as once again the George R. Brown Convention Center lights went dim. Paul Heyman and Ross continued to talk, with Heyman suggesting that the arena needs to pay it's electricity bills, but he soon quietens when a gruff voice talks over the personal announcement system: "You could have been a part of the master plan, but instead you were selfish and short sighted. The blood is on your hands. A Takeover is among us". The words 'TAKEOVER' flash over the titantron before the lights come back on, with Galloway standing their looking beside himself. He tags out to Jimmy Jacobs, before rolling out of the ring and cautiously walking up the entrance ramp and to the back. Jacobs and Daniels try to fight in vain, but they fall to the numbers game with Daniels trying to help out his partner, only to catch him with a spinning heel kick. Kingston and Steamboat rushed the ring and took him out with a double dropkick, allowing Evan Bourne to connect with a beautiful Shooting Star Press on Jacobs, before hooking the leg for the win!

    Post-match, Daniels didn't bother to check on his partner and instead walked up the ramp, hands on his hips and his head down, once again. The face team celebrated their win at ringside while Jimmy Jacobs stared to the heavens in disbelief at his partner's ineptness.

    ***

    Backstage, Drew Galloway has just kicked down the door of Dusty Rhodes, for the second week running. Galloway looks demented, and is clutching at his hair as he demands that Dusty Rhodes helps him. Galloway warns Rhodes that he won't wrestle another minute in this company, if he doesn't take action to secure him. Galloway claims he is being targeted by sick freaks and his well-being is on the line. Rhodes promises Galloway he will help put a stop to it, and announces that his match against Richie Steamboat at True Grit will be surrounded by a team of security who will prevent any attack. Galloway looks as if he is going to thank Rhodes, but can't bring himself to it and instead leaves muttering to himself. We see a shot of Rhodes, who looks deep in thought and rather concerned.

    ***

    Alex Shelley appears premature of his scheduled main-event match, gloating to the crowd about his win on last week's show. Shelley explains why he is out here early and says that two men have been in touch with him requesting that they appear on Shelley's Showcase. Shelley brings out the NWA World Tag Team Champions, Paul London and Brian Kendrick, who take a seat on two stools set by the huge widescreen television monitor, Alex Shelley is standing by. Alex Shelley replays London and Kendrick's attack on The Briscoe Brothers last week, which ignites boos from the crowd, while London and Kendrick high-five one another, admiring their work. Shelley compliment's the duo on their attack, and says they have brains, just like him. London and Kendrick start to rip apart their True Grit opponents, calling them 'dumb and dumber' and saying that if they had a dollar for every braincell the Briscoe's possess, they wouldn't have a dime between them.

    Shelley soon joins in the name-calling and put downs, which raise loud boos from the crowd, but the boos turn into one huge cheer as Jay and Mark Briscoe hit the ring and attack London and Kendrick. Shelley scarpers, and backs up the entrance ramp as Jay and Mark soon clear the ring of their two soon-to-be opponents. The brothers shout abuse at all three men, and tell the champions that they're coming for them, at True Grit. London and Kendrick pick themselves up as The Briscoe Brothers throw the stools out of the ring and in the direction of Shelley, London and Kendrick. Shelley screams with fury as The Briscoes kick down his television monitor, standing tall in the ring as Shelley wails with cries of: 'my monitor!'. London and Kendrick look up at the two men with a look of terror on their face, knowing that they had been one-upped on this occasion.

    ***

    El Generico has made a quick and good impression on the NWA faithful, and he continued his good work in the night's second match against local wrestler Louis O'Brien. Generico's popular entrance music had barely finished playing by the time he hit the three count, making short work of his opponent courtesy of a deadly Brainbuster. Generico celebrate his win, as JR and Heyman reminded us that Generico will make his iPPV debut at True Grit against NOAH's Naomichi Marufuji in one of three NWA vs. Japan Series III matches.

    ***

    Todd Grisham is on hand with the champion, AJ Styles, backstage. Grisham asks Styles for his thoughts ahead of tonight's main event with Styles telling Grisham that he can't wait to get his hands on Alex Shelley, and to give him a preview of what to expect at True Grit. Styles says he's grown accustomed to having a title belt around his waist, and won't give it up easy, especially not to a stuck up, arrogant, cocky, jerk-off like Alex Shelley. Grisham thanks him for his time and AJ walks off towards the ring.

    ***

    We are treat to a preview hyping up the next two week's editions of Tuesday Night Showcase. A grungy video plays along to Kasabian's 'Switchblade Smiles' featuring the wrestlers that will participate including the four men in tonight's main event. We are also reminded that some of Japan's finest talents will appear as Marufuji, Rocky Romero, Alex Kozlov, Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino will all be in action as 'poisons'.

    ***

    John Morrison and AJ Styles have the crowd fully behind them as they take on Alex Shelley and Roderick Strong in the main event. The crowd support gets them to a whirlwind start as they dominate the openings, with Strong taking the brunt of the attack as Shelley tries his utmost to avoid getting in the ring with Styles. He can't hide from him forever, and he soon ends up in the ring with Styles taking him down twice in quick succession with a leg lariat and flying forearm. Shelley is on his knees and he narrowly avoids getting his head kicked off by Styles before rolling back and up to his feet. Shelley starts to talk trash to Styles, riling Styles up as Styles takes a swing but misses, and turns around only for Shelley to spit in his face!

    The crowd boo and yell in disgust as Styles wipes the spit out of his face and turns red, chasing after Shelley who high-tails it out of the ring, and through the crowd. Styles forgets about the match completely and chases after Styles as Morrison and Strong now fight in the ring. The referee is out on the outside, trying to call the two back to the ring, and with the referee's back turned Strong takes advantage with a low blow! The referee returns to the ring as Strong nails Morrison with the Gibson Driver, for a win and some bragging rights over his True Grit opponent, albeit by suspicious circumstances.

    Strong stands over the body celebrating his win as the camera cuts to the backstage area, where Alex Shelley and AJ Styles are now brawling. They are soon split up by several wrestlers backstage with AJ Styles screaming in anger at a hysterical Shelley. The show ends with Ross full of criticism regarding Shelley's behaviour, but Heyman says that Alex Shelley has won the battle tonight, and entered the mind of AJ Styles. Who will win the war at True Grit? Tuesday Night Showcase goes off the air...

    END TUESDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
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    ***


    -September 2, 2012
    -www.nwa-resurrection.com

    PICK YOUR POISON MATCHES REVEALED!

    For the next two weeks, the George R. Brown Convention Center will be poisoned as Pick Your Poison takes over Tuesday Night Showcase! On the road to True Grit, some of it's competitors will face rocky roads as opponents try to weaken their True Grit opponent by picking a 'poison' for their opponent to face en route to the New York iPPV. Today, we can reveal how the next two weeks will look like, after NWA has been in touch with several of it's wrestlers who have chosen an opponent for their True Grit nemesis to face.

    TUESDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE XIV - SEPTEMBER 4th

    The Briscoe Brothers vs. Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero (chosen by London & Kendrick)
    Roderick Strong vs. El Generico (chosen by John Morrison)
    Alex Shelley vs. Drew Galloway (chosen by AJ Styles)


    TUESDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE XV - SEPTEMBER 11th

    Richie Steamboat vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Evan Bourne (chosen by Drew Galloway)
    Paul London & Brian Kendrick vs. Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino (chosen by The Briscoe Brothers)
    John Morrison vs. Naomichi Marufuji (chosen by Roderick Strong)
    AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels & Jimmy Jacobs (chosen by Alex Shelley)

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    NWA: Resurrection presents Tuesday Night Showcase
    Tuesday September 4th, 2012 | Episode XIV
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas


    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violence he's coming, he's coming, he's coming
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violent he's coming, I'm running, I'm running...
    -Kasabian "Switchblade Smiles"

    Jim Ross and Paul Heyman welcome us to a 'Pick Your Poison' special edition of Tuesday Night Showcase, emanating from the home of NWA: Resurrection, the George. R Brown Convention Center. The Houston, Texas crowd are as boisterous as ever, buzzing for yet another special evening of professional wrestling. The commentary team run down the list of matches planned for this evening and next week, describing the matches as being 'iPPV quality'. They hush as the theme music of Alex Shelley blasts across the P.A system, signalling the arrival of the arrogant antagonist, much to the chagrin of the audience who yell and boo, displaying hatred for the cocky superstar.

    Shelley is all smiles, despite sporting a black eye at the hands of AJ Styles. Shelley points to his eye, as the smile on his face increases, and reminds us all of how he got into the head of AJ Styles on last week's show. Shelley accosts Styles, calling him 'mentally weak', and claims at True Grit he will 'destroy' him and take advantage of his mental fragility and force him to become a shell of a man by taking away his NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Shelley argues that he is the smartest man in all of NWA: Resurrection, saying how he outsmarted Jerry Lynn, and outlasted Austin Aries. Shelley suggests that bad things happen to those who try to get in his way, pointing Lynn and Aries as examples. He is finally interrupted, but not by the entrance music of AJ Styles.

    He's interrupted by his opponent for tonight, Drew Galloway who walks to the ring accompanied by a team of security guards. Galloway looks confident, and for the first time in weeks isn't looking behind his shoulders, fearing an attack. Galloway and his team of henchman enter the ring with Galloway quickly getting in the face of Shelley, who appears to be amused. Galloway tells Shelley to forget about his title match, saying that he has to concentrate on being in the ring with a former champion tonight. Galloway says that he will punish Shelley if he dares underestimate him, and will make sure he won't even be able to make it to True Grit. Shelley mocks Galloway by saying 'you and his army?' before poking fun at Galloway and his team of security guards.

    Galloway takes offence and the two end up trading blows, with Shelley about to get the upper-hand before it's quickly split up by security. The security manhandles Shelley and throws him out of the ring before tending to Galloway. Shelley picks himself up, and looks at his lip which is bloody. He licks his lips and smiles, knowing that he has got into the head of yet another competitor. He backs up the entrance ramp before turning around and into AJ Styles! The crowd roar with delight as Styles fires punch after punch at Shelley, knocking him towards the edge of the stage. Shelley is dazed, and helpless as Styles kicks him in the gut before wrapping him in the Styles Clash, leaping off the stage and towards a steep drop, connecting with the move! 'Holy Shit' chants ring around the arena as Styles and Shelley lie in a heap on the floor, a camera looking down at the two bodies. Styles is stirring but Shelley looks out cold, having landed with a brutal impact. Dusty Rhodes and several others flee from backstage towards the carnage next to the ramp, where AJ Styles is helped to his feet. The crowd chant his name as Styles shrugs off any help and looks down at Shelley who has only just started to show signs of movement. Officials tend to a hurt Shelley while Styles makes his way back onto the ramp, having gained a huge measure of revenge on his True Grit opponent.

    ***

    The opener sees Roderick Strong go one-on-one with the undefeated El Generico with John Morrison present at ringside, providing guest commentary. Morrison injects some philosophical and humorous anecdotes at ringside while Generico and Strong keep the crowd on their feet, with a thrilling and fast paced contest. Strong enjoys the better of the early goings, dominating his smaller opponent with a series of leg strikes, seemingly influenced by Low Ki. Strong ends the flurry of kicks with one huge sick kick to the back of Generico's head, with Generico barely getting his arm up before the count of three. Strong gets a little carried away, and another sick kick attempt goes missing, as Generico ducks and counters with a step-up enziguri, allowing himself sometime to breathe and work his way back into the match.

    Generico displays an array of beautiful maneuvers, testing Strong's resilience with a mouthwash kick, followed by a Fisherman Suplex, both of which are close falls. Strong fights back with chops and forearm smashes but Generico upsets him with a huge kick to the thigh followed by a European uppercut, sending Strong staggering around the ring. Generico hits the ropes and aims for a headscissors, but Strong has it scouted and counters, punishing Generico by connecting with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Strong attempts to finish Generico off with the Gibson Driver, but Generico drops Strong on his back and rolls through for a pinfall: One...Two...Thr-No! Strong breaks out and catches Generico off-guard with a roll-up off his own: One...Two...Strong puts his feet on the rope...Three! Strong's cheating goes undetected and he gets a second successive win on Tuesday Night Showcase!

    Strong isn't satisfied with the win and begins to stamp on the head of Generico, before picking him up looking for a Gibson Driver. John Morrison foils his attack however, hitting the ring and stopping him in his tracks. Strong throws Generico down to the canvas and quickly evades Morrison's clutches, backing up the entrance ramp and pointing at Morrison, warning him that he's next. Morrison helps Generico to his feet and looks down at his future opponent, less than pleased with his antics.

    ***

    Backstage, a doctor is deep in discussion with Dusty Rhodes. The doctor tells Rhodes that Shelley has suffered some bruised ribs, and a couple of other niggling injuries and is in no condition to fight tonight. The doctor tells Rhodes that Shelley will be fine to fight at True Grit, as long as he rests tonight. Rhodes looks disappointed but is understanding. He turns to a backstage worker and tells him to inform AJ Styles, that he will be taking Alex Shelley's place tonight against Drew Galloway.

    ***

    The Briscoe Brothers have the crowd fully behind them in the second match of the night against NJPW tag team, Rocky Romero and Alex Kozlov, who are making an exclusive appearance on Tuesday Night Showcase, ahead of their match in the NWA vs. Japan Series III at True Grit. Romero and Kozlov display a unique and powerful style, which keeps the Briscoe's at bay in the early goings. Romero is quick and skillful, his educated feet bruising the legs of Jay Briscoe, before going close to a three count following a calf kick to the back of Jay's head. Kozlov, meanwhile is explosive and powerful, turning Mark inside out with a clothesline, before working him down with an armbar. The two brothers show great resilience and tenacity as they resist the attack of their opponents, eventually forming a comeback.

    Jay gets things going, battling out of Kozlov's powerbomb attempt before sweeping him down with a leg lariat, and making the hot-tag to his brother Mark. Mark comes in full of energy as he knocks down Kozlov with a flying forearm before taking Romero down from the ring apron with a huge dropkick. The Briscoe's pick up momentum and finally Romero is left isolated with Jay Briscoe who manages to counter a DDT attempt into a Northern Lights Suplex, out of nowhere, taking Romero by surprise, and doing enough to get the 1-2-3! Mark comes back into the ring to celebrate the win, but they barely have time as Paul London and Brian Kendrick jump over the guardrail and begin to circle the ring like vultures.

    Jay and Mark stand their ground and wait for them to come in the ring, but are suddenly attacked from behind by Romero and Kozlov who didn't take kindly to losing. The two men beatdown Jay and Mark, before leaving the ring and walking up the entrance ramp. London and Kendrick feed on their scraps with Kendrick hitting a Slicedbread #2 on a weakened Jay Briscoe, while London takes advantage of a hurt Mark Briscoe, connecting with the 450 Splash. The NWA World Tag Team Champions hold their belts high in the air, standing over the fallen brothers, reveling in the boos from the onlooking crowd.

    ***

    Candice Michelle is backstage, with NWA World Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles. Candice asks Styles how he's feeling about having to wrestle both tonight and next week. AJ says that he has no qualms in wrestling, saying wrestling is what he does best. He talks about how revenge is sweet but says he isn't done with Alex Shelley, yet. Styles says he is going to take a lot of satisfaction in successfully retaining his title against Shelley, and finally shutting him up.

    ***

    The show is 'hacked' once again as another grungy video plays. A grainy quality video, shows a dark room where a shadowed figure has it's back to the camera. The voice is once again edited so we can't figure out who it belongs to as it tells us that: "Your day of reckoning has been decided. At True Grit, our work will truly begin. Yours sincerely, the Takeover...". The video ends with the words 'TAKEOVER' flashing on the screen in bold, messy, white font.

    ***

    Drew Galloway has increased his security following the takeover message, as he takes on AJ Styles in the main event. Galloway's mind appears to be a bit preoccupied in the opening minutes, allowing Styles to ruthlessly take advantage, going close with a Stylin' DDT, and then again with a brutal discus clothesline. These two men know each other well following their series of title matches, and Galloway started to grow into the match. He took a reassuring look at the dozen members of security guarding the ring and began to take confidence as he slowly attempted to dismantle his opponent. Galloway began with a brutal lariat, slowing the speedy Styles down before trying to tire him with a sleeper hold.

    The champion fought valiantly, and managed to get himself into a position to work his way out of the hold before foiling.another attempt by Galloway, elbowing him hard in the sternum before connecting with a huge Pele Kick, knocking Galloway out of the ring, and prizing enough time to catch a breath and attempt to rework his way into the match. Styles wouldn't get the chance however as the lights in the George R. Brown Convention Center went off, once again. Screams filled the arena but they turned into deafening boos as the lights came back on moments later to reveal Alex Shelley standing in the ring with the NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt in his possession.

    Galloway and his team of security headed backstage as Styles returned to his feet in the ring, only to be taken straight back down by Shelley who hit him square in the face with his own title belt. Shelley clutched his taped ribs in discomfort as he laughed at a fallen AJ Styles. Tuesday Night Showcase goes off the air with a bang...

    END TUESDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
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    NWA: Resurrection presents Tuesday Night Showcase
    Tuesday September 11th, 2012 | Episode XV
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas


    The show doesn't start in its usual fashion. Instead of a Kasabian intro and video package, we see a beautiful blonde woman in the centre of the ring, with a microphone stand in front of her. She treats us to a rendition of the national anthem, which is sung along by every man, woman and child in the George R. Brown Convention Center, with gusto. She finishes and is met with a raucous applause, which brings her almost to tears. Things quieten down, before a ten-bell salute begins, to mark the memory of those that died on this same date in the terrible tragedy that occured on September 11th, 2001. Jim Ross and Paul Heyman take over and welcome us to the show, saying that tonight the nation is united, but that can't be said for the stars of NWA as they prepare for the second edition of Pick Your Poison, on the final stop before True Grit.

    A proud American, Dusty Rhodes, the American Dream and stand-in commisioner of NWA, starts the show, asking for Alex Shelley to come to the ring. Rhodes recalls last week, including Shelley's injury, his withdrawal from the main event and then his attack of AJ Styles to end the show. Rhodes calls him deceitful, before finally Alex Shelley comes onto the entrance ramp, the crowd less than pleased with his arrival. Shelley's ribs are still bandaged and he clutches the area while he addresses Rhodes. Shelley says that wasn't fit to wrestle, but attacking Styles is a whole different matter. Rhodes is having none of it however, and he announces that Shelley will replace Styles in tonight's main event - a handicap match against Christopher Daniels and Jimmy Jacobs.

    Shelley is fuming, shouting in outrage in Rhodes' direction, before he goes back to clutching his ribs to try and gain sympathy, hoping Rhodes will do a u-turn. All of a sudden, Shelley is knocked out from behind as AJ Styles connects with a title shot, to the back of Shelley's head. The crowd cheer in appreciation as Styles gains some retribution for last week. Styles' smile is wiped off his face as Rhodes says he has had a change of heart, and that tonight will see Styles team up with Shelley to take on Daniels and Jacobs, rather than any form of handicap match. Styles looks less than pleased with the decision as he stands tall over his tag team partner for the night.

    ***

    The first match of the night is a triple threat match between three of NWA's most popular and youngest stars: Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne and Richie Steamboat. Despite being tag partners, both Kofi and Bourne want the win and after some team-work in the early goings, they start to clash after Steamboat exits the ring. Bourne gets the better of Kofi, sweeping him off his feet with a headscissors, before taking him out of the ring with a huge dropkick. Bourne hits the ropes, jumping over with a plancha in the direction of Steamboat and Kingston, but Steamboat wisely pushes Kingston in harm's way, and avoids the move. Bourne lands nastily, allowing Steamboat to roll him in the ring and build up some momentum after initially being taken out of the match by Kingston and Bourne.

    Steamboat impresses in the next few minutes, with the crowd firmly behind him, despite Bourne and Kingston's presence. Steamboat ducks a lariat attempt from Kingston, which inadvertently hits Bourne, before rolling him up, inches away from the three count. Steamboat slows the pace down, but his attention is diverted as Drew Galloway slowly walks down the entrance ramp, a team of security close behind him. Steamboat starts to loosen the choke hold, he has on Kingston and before you know it Kingston works his way out, with elbows to the ribs of Steamboat before throwing him in the direction of Evan Bourne who connects with a huge running knee to the face. Steamboat crashes down to the mat as Kingston rolls up his partner, Bourne from behind: One...Two...Three! Kingston gets the W over his own partner, after Drew Galloway's appearance had cost Steamboat the match. Galloway and his henchman swoop in on Steamboat with the the security throwing Kingston and Bourne out of the ring and blocking the ring off, as Galloway lays out Steamboat with the Future Shock, sending a huge message before Friday's iPPV.

    ***

    Backstage, we are in Dusty Rhodes' office where the commissioner opens the door to find huge grafitti spraypainted on his office wall. The words 'Takeover' are adorned on the walls, and upon seeing this Rhodes flips. He begins smashing the office, shouting and swearing and completely losing his mind at the sight of it. Rhodes is red in the face as slumps down to his chair, and buries his face in his hands, clearly beginning to be overcome with stress and worry at the prospect of this 'invasion'.

    ***

    Paul London and Brian Kendrick took on Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi in a non-title match in the night's second match. Yoshino and Doi were impressive, with Yoshino display frightening bursts of pace, unlike anyone else the NWA crowd had witnessed before. Yoshino's pace was a huge handful for the champions, with Kendrick stumbling around the ring in a daze after Yoshino had connected with a springboard hurricunrana. Kendrick tagged out, with London attempting to slow down the speedy Yoshino, but to no avail as Yoshino sped past him before taking him to the mat with a face-first bulldog. Yoshino eventually tagged out to Doi, who immediately sweeps down London, with a lifting sit-out spinebuster, going close to a quick three-count. Doi continues to impress but his attack is broken, when a frustrated Brian Kendrick comes in and takes him out with a leg lariat, buying his partner some time through underhanded tactics. Underhanded or not, it works as London tags out to Kendrick who comes in and takes control of Doi, to turn the match back in the favour of Londrick.

    The match comes to a conclusion after a fun and frantic ten minutes, after London connected with a Dropsault on Yoshino, sending him backwards into Kendrick, who rolled him up for the pin, grabbing a handful of tights to get the three, Doi unable to break up the pin cover in time. London and Kendrick have little time to celebrate their cheap victory, as the Briscoe Brothers hit the ring, but London and Kendrick wisely roll out of the ring and hop the guardrail, evading their soon-to-be challengers clutches. Both Jay and Mark climb the turnbuckles shouting threats at the retreating Londrick, but they take their attention away from Doi and Yoshino, who are less than happy with the outcome of the match, and take out their frustrations and the Briscoes, attacking them from behind and leaving them laid out on the canvas, much to the delight of London and Kendrick who watch on from the crowd.

    ***

    Backstage, Todd Grisham is with Alex Shelley. Shelley immediately cuts off Grisham, referencing him as 'Griswald' and 'Tom', mocking him before saying it's an injustice that he has to wrestle tonight, and it's a travesty that he's being forced to team with the man that injured him, AJ Styles. Shelley said Styles fears him and is doing his best to make sure he's not 100% for True Grit. Shelley claims that Rhodes and the rest of NWA are also against him, and it's a huge conspiracy that everyone is in, in an attempt to stop him from becoming NWA World Heavyweight Champion. Shelley says he isn't going to let the conspiracists get to him, claiming Alex Shelley won't be another 'Roswell'.

    ***

    The fans were in for a treat with the night's third match, between John Morrison and NOAH talent, Naomichi Marufuji. The two men circled the ring in the early goings before throwing themselves into a tie-up, with Morrison initially winning the exchange before Marufuji countered the headlock, using great strength to backdrop Morrison, before shifting his weight and utilising his own headlock. Morrison eventually worked back to a vertical base, pushing Marufuji into the ropes, but Marufuji had it countered, and the Japanese star hit the ropes before bouncing backwards into Morrison with a flying elbow to the face. Marufuji dominated from that point, seriously testing Morrison's resillience in the match.

    Morrison started a fight-back, countering brilliantly with a dropkick to thwart Marufuji's missile dropkick attempt, before running the ropes and catching him with a Chuck kick. Morrison started to gain some momentum after those two last-ditch moves, as he looked to put 'Fuji away and get a big win leading up to True Grit. Morrison went for Moonlight Drive, but his opponent counted, with Marufuji attempting Slicedbread #2, Morrison countered however, connecting with a huge spin-out powerbomb! Morrison went for a pin cover but 'Fuji got the arm up before three. Morrison looked slightly frustrated but picked his opponent back up, looking to end things but he couldn't do it as Roderick Strong hit the ring, attempting to attack his True Grit opponent but Morrison see's him coming and hits a huge leg lariat to Strong. Strong gets back up and tries to connect with a lariat but Morrison ducks and Strong ends up in the path of Marufuji who connects with a Superkick to Strong! The referee calls for a No Contest as 'Fuji and Morrison stand over Strong who's plans to interfere backfired. Morrison and Marufuji shake each other's hands before leaving together to cheers.

    ***

    Jim Ross and Paul Heyman quickly run down the card for this Friday's iPPV, True Grit, reminding us that it will emanate from the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, a place which Heyman alludes to as having a lot of wrestling history. The main event will feature Alex Shelley challenging AJ Styles for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, with the card also seeing a third and final NWA vs. Japan Series. Ross claims it promises to be an exiting night of wrestling, and you'd be foolish to miss out.

    ***

    The atmosphere was rife for the night's main event, as Alex Shelley and AJ Styles reluctantly teamed with each other to face Christopher Daniels and Jimmy Jacobs. Alex Shelley addressed the crowd before the match and said he'd start the match for his team, despite his injuries, saying he's a fighting number one contender and will be a fighting champion after Friday. Shelley indeed does start the match but finds himself in peril when Jacobs and Daniels start well, both men eager to finally break their losing streak. Shelley eventually escapes, connecting with a huge step-up enziguri to Daniels before tagging out to Styles who clears house.

    Styles goes close to winning the match with a huge Stylin' DDT to Jacobs but Daniels breaks the cover. Daniels and Jacobs start to deliver boots to Styles, with Shelley distracting the referee, complaining about his ribs, showing no care or interest in his partner being attacked. The crowd yell and boo at Shelley as Daniels is tagged in and starts to beatdown Styles. Styles manages to resist, and finds a way out after downing Daniels with a lariat. Styles crawls over to Shelley to make the tag, but Shelley grins and jumps down from the ring apron and backs away up the ramp, leaving Styles to look on in disbelief. Styles picks himself up from the ropes and turns to see Daniels running at him, but he has it scouted and counters with an inside cradle: One...Two...Three! Styles picks up the win despite Shelley walking out on him.

    Jacobs is in complete shock at ringside, he doesn't even bother to protest Daniels losing once again, instead leaving the ringside area shaking his head in disgust. The show closes with Alex Shelley staring down AJ Styles from the entrance ramp, with a victorious Styles holding his NWA World Heavyweight Championship, high and proud, sending a clear message just days before the two do battle at True Grit.

    END TUESDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
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    -September 13, 2012
    -www.nwa-resurrection.com

    CHRISTOPHER DANIELS FOUND UNCONSCIOUS OUTSIDE HOTEL! JACOBS TO CHOOSE NEW PARTNER FOR TRUE GRIT CLASH

    NWA understands that Christopher Daniels was found outside his hotel this morning, bloodied and unconscious from a brutal attack. CCTV footage hasn't been able to trace the masked man who attacked Daniels, but speculation surrounds the masked men that appeared at Fear and Loathing, and some believe it may be connected.

    Jimmy Jacobs is understood to be shocked and taken aback at the news, but has vowed to find a partner in time for tomorrow night's iPPV event, True Grit, from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

    Daniels has been taken to a nearby New York hospital, with early reports saying he is in a stable condition, although hasn't spoken or moved a muscle since the attack. The time frame for his absence is unknown, although the injuries sustained were quite grave so it's likely to be a lengthy one.

    ....article continues
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    -www.nwa-resurrection.com

    ||True Grit||

    || NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match |||
    AJ Styles (c) versus Alex Shelley

    || Steel Cage - NWA World Tag Team Championship Match||
    Londrick (c) versus The Briscoe Brothers

    ||Grudge Match||
    John Morrison versus Roderick Strong

    ||Lumberjack Match (Security to surround ring)||
    Drew Galloway versus Richie Steamboat

    ||NWA v.s Japan Series II||
    Jimmy Jacobs & ??? (NWA) versus Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino (Dragon Gate)
    Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne (NWA) versus Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero (NJPW)
    El Generico (NWA) versus Naomichi Marifuji (NOAH)


    ***Predictions Welcome***
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    || NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match |||
    AJ Styles (c) versus Alex Shelley

    Man, I don't know which way to go with this one. I know Shelley is a favorite of yours, but I don't think you will be ending Styles awesome title reign just yet.

    || Steel Cage - NWA World Tag Team Championship Match||
    Londrick (c) versus The Briscoe Brothers

    ||Grudge Match||
    John Morrison versus Roderick Strong

    ||Lumberjack Match (Security to surround ring)||
    Drew Galloway versus Richie Steamboat

    Love your push of Richie Steamboat. I would love to see him get a big win here, and get elevated.

    ||NWA v.s Japan Series II||
    Jimmy Jacobs & ??? (NWA) versus Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino (Dragon Gate)
    Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne (NWA) versus Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero (NJPW)
    El Generico (NWA) versus Naomichi Marifuji (NOAH)


    I've stated my excitement for True Grit in the upcoming P10 list, and I think you will hit a real home run with this show man. The buildup to it has been very professional. I'm really looking forward to sitting down, lighting up a spliff, and reading True Grit. Make it good!

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    Credit: Heteroflexible <3


    It doesn't hurt me...
    You wanna feel how it feels?
    You wanna know, know that it doesn't hurt me?
    You wanna hear about the deal I'm making?
    You be running up that hill
    You and me be running up that hill
    And if I only could,
    Make a deal with God,
    And get him to swap our places,
    Be running up that road,
    Be running up that hill,
    Be running up that building.
    If I only could, oh...
    -Placebo - 'Running Up That Hill'


    NWA: Resurrection - True Grit
    Friday September 14, 2012
    Hammerstein Ballroom - New York City


    The historic Hammerstein Ballroom is alive and well, with it's heartbeat and pulse being NWA Resurrection's latest iPPV, True Grit. JR and Paul Heyman welcome us to what Heyman calls, the 'mecca of Professional Wrestling'. Heyman recalls some of the wonderful memories and moments he's been apart of in this building, and comments that tonight promises to top anything and everything the ballroom has seen. JR quickly runs down the card, hyping the NWA vs. Japan series and the two title matches, calling AJ Styles vs. Alex Shelley the most hyped NWA World Heavyweight Championship match since the days of Race and Rhodes.

    'Running Up That Hill' has finally faded away, with the atmosphere now foremost in our attention. This venue has always been synonymous with passion and support, ever since ECW had used the venue as a home. This hadn't changed one bit, with the atmosphere eerily similar to those days of old. The crowd are fervent, with Paul Heyman joking that they've already had police complaints for the amount of noise being made from the 2,500 ardent fans. Chants are already ringing around the Ballroom, with fans impatiently waiting for the action to come to a start. They don't have to wait much longer however, as Walls of Jericho "The Haunted" blasts across the Hammerstein Ballroom to a mixed reaction, a few sporadic 'Jimmy Jacobs' chants bouncing off the walls of the ballroom. Jacobs slowly walks out, revealing a new all-white attire, and a white cane in his left hand, a microphone in his right hand. He drops the cane and speaks into the microphone, quickly and easily drawing the attention of the noisy New York crowd, who immediately hushed after the first syllable uttered from Jacobs' mouth.

    Jimmy Jacobs: "Unfortunately, my wonderful and ever-so-talented partner was mysteriously attacked in the early hours of this morning, therefore I was forced to find a replacement. This didn't prove to be too difficult. I'd like you to meet my new tag team partner, a man who unlike Christopher Daniels is in the prime and pomp of his career. This man is..."

    Jacob's doesn't even bother finishing his sentence, instead a smile appearing across his face as the crowd initially gasp before cheering wildly for the man that has just joined him on the entrance ramp.

    Paul Heyman: "Oh my god, JR! It's...it's..."

    Jim Ross: "That's Tyler Black!"

    Black and Jacobs embrace, the two clearly feeling like they've been separated for too long. 'Age of the Fall' chants reverberate from the lips of those in attendance as Jacobs and Black march down to the ring. The response of the crowd doesn't appear to mean anything to the two men, their intentions are solely to punish and hurt their opponents. They aren't doing this for NWA, or to win any series, they are doing this because they have felt down and out for too long, a shell of their former selves, but reunited they can be the Jacobs and Black of old, in the shadow of no man. They wait for Doi and Yoshino, wearing sick and sadistic expressions upon their faces, almost as if they have already meticulously planned what pain they are going to inflict upon their Japanese opponents.

    Moments later the team of Masato Yoshino and Naruki Doi come out to a respectable response, although it appears the crowd are firmly behind the reunited pairing of Jacobs and Black. Yoshino and Doi look incredibly angered at the turn of events, less than pleased that they've had no time to prepare for Daniels being replaced by Black. Both men appear to be frustrated that they weren't able to properly research both of their opponents ahead of the match, but can't let it throw them off too much, otherwise they'll be punished. Doi and Yoshino aren't here to impress or win over any section of the crowd, they are here to represent their country, unlike their opponents. The two men enter the ring and immediately get in their opponent's faces, telling them exactly what they think of them and there last minute dramas. Jacobs and Black look humoured as the two teams take their place in either side of the ring, quickly recapping their plans for the match and deciding who starts things. Tyler Black and Naruki Doi are the ones that start us off as the bell rings and True Grit's opening match gets underway.


    Opening Match
    NWA vs. Japan Series III Match 1
    Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black vs. Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino


    Summary: Black and Doi pace around the ring, looking incredibly focused before Doi tests the waters with a stiff kick directed at Black's leg, however Black is able to avoid the kick narrowly. The two continue to pace around the ring with Doi motioning to go for the kick again, only to trick Black and kick him with his opposite leg, landing another two quick successive kicks to startle Black before taking him down with a rapid-quick snapmare. Black lands hard but hasn't got a second to groan in pain as Doi lands a neat dropkick to the back of his head to take him completely down to the canvas. Doi doesn't opt to go for the cover. He instead drags Black over to his respective corner, tagging in Yoshino who ascends to the top turnbuckle. Doi smiles with delight as he knows what is coming next - he lifts Black up by both hands, throwing him skywards as Yoshino comes crashing down with a moonsault. He catches Black mid-air with an astonishing move, a move that emphasises Yoshino's speed and skill. He chooses not to cover although the move could quite possibly keep Black down for three, instead working over Black, trying to derail the momentum he and Jacobs had from the surprise announcement. Yoshino and Doi continue to work over Black with the Hammerstein Ballroom unusually quiet, almost fascinated by the unique yet effective teamwork from the Dragon Gate tag team. Finally, Black makes a breakthrough, foiling another double-team maneuver by hitting an armdrag to Doi to escape his clutches, sending Yoshino crashing and burning towards the mat, narrowly missing with a twisting cross-body. Black backs up towards the corner, rolling under a clothesline attempt from Doi before springing from the mat to connect with a huge flying forearm to Yoshino who had just that second returned to his feet. Black used one last bit of energy to crawl towards Jacobs before lunging and connecting with the tag!

    Jacobs is full of energy being the fresh man, and looks reinvigorated, almost as if re-teaming with Black has given him a new lease of life. Jacobs takes down Yoshino with a huge dropkick to the sternum, sending him bustling out of the ring, through the ring ropes and onto the hard floor outside. Doi tries to swiftly knock down Jacobs with a Yakuza kick, but Jacobs ducks before connecting with a huge swinging neckbreaker. He gets back to his feet immediately, glancing to his left where he sees Yoshino working his way back to a standing position. Jacobs turns on the spot and runs directly towards Yoshino before taking him off his feet with a beautiful suicide plancha. Jacobs immediately returns to his feet, the little man beating his chest and letting out a triumphant roar to the delight of the Hammerstein crowd who are now fully behind Jacobs and Black. Jacobs jumps onto the ring apron, launching himself onto the ropes before springboarding in to the path of Doi who has him scouted, catching him in mid-air with a huge uppercut, leaving his opponent sprawled out on the mat. Doi can't capitalise and make the cover, heavily winded after receiving the swinging neckbreaker. He crawls over to his corner to make the tag, only to see Yoshino is down and out on the outside. Jacobs meanwhile has began crawling to his corner to tag in Tyler Black, who is now back to his feet. Jacobs makes the tag and Black comes in, fired up and ready to strike as Doi returns to his feet. Doi braces himself as Black comes speeding at him with a huge leg lariat before vaulting over the ropes and taking down Yoshino once again with a cross-body out of nowhere! Black hurts himself slightly as he lands but soon returns to his feet, climbing on the nearby crowd barrier, and raising his arm in the air before head-banging. Black sticks his tongue out and smiles, clearly loving every minute of his return as the match reaches the ten minute mark with his team seemingly having the advantage.

    Finish: The match becomes more of a back and forth affair in the five minutes that follow Black's high-risk move to Yoshino. Yoshino and Doi go incredibly close when Doi connects with a corner cannonball splash to Jacobs, who snaps back into the turnbuckles as if he had been in a head-on collision with a monster truck. Doi can hardly believe his luck when the plucky Jacobs gets his shoulder up at the very last nanosecond. Jacobs resillience nearly pays off as he catches Yoshino with an inside cradle just moments later. Yoshino pops out of the pin-cover just before the referee's arm reached the mat for three. He found himself near to defeat once again seconds later as Jacobs reverses a spin-out side powerbomb attempt before leveling his opponent with a arched big boot, Yoshino just say escaping a three count! Jacobs comes close to tearing his hair out as the match falls into near-fall territory, becoming ever more frantic and chaotic.

    Yoshino, who many consider the quickest man in pro-wrestling takes to the top as he seeks to conclude a gripping opening contest. He has Tyler Black in his sights with a missile dropkick but Black throws himself out of harms way and Yoshino crashes and burns. Doi rushes into the ring, sensing that things could be falling apart for his team but before he can reach Black, Jimmy Jacobs displays lightning-quick speed coming off the top with a missile dropkick of his own to send Doi flying back into the ropes and out of the ring. Black breathes a sigh of relief as he and Jacobs zone in on the lone man in the ring. Yoshino tries to put up a fight but Jacobs connects with a roundhouse kick before Black catches him and hooks him in position for a powerbomb. He takes his time as Jacobs climbs to the top turnbuckle, his back facing both men. Black shows fantastic strength by hoisting Yoshino up before spinning around and walking backwards towards Jacobs who looks behind him to ready himself for the move. The Hammerstein Ballroom crowd are on their feet as Yoshino falls victim to a sickening Powerbomb/Contra Code combination! Jacobs and Yoshino seem to land in slow-motion as the crowd roars with delight at a stunning double-team move. Jacobs rolls around in agony, hurting himself with the delivery of the move as the legal man, Tyler Black hooks the legs: One...Two...Doi comes sliding in...Three! Doi just say misses breaking up the pincover, collapsing back to the mat, completely exhausted from his efforts. Black rolls away from a fallen Yoshino before adrenaline kicks in and he helps a groggy Jacobs back to his feet, the pair putting NWA 1-0 up in the series with their first match back together.

    Winners: Tyler Black & Jimmy Jacobs (via Powerbomb/Contra Code combination - pinfall)

    Aftermath: Jacobs and Black roll out of the ring and celebrate their win on the entrance ramp, not bothering to acknowledge the men they had just defeated. Doi is now checking on Yoshino who is still down and out from the move that concluded a fine opener. Heyman is waxing lyrical about the team of Black and Jacobs, saying Black was the perfect choice to tag with Jacobs. Heyman predicts big things in the near future for the duo as cameras switch to the backstage area.
    ***


    Alex Shelley is leaning against a stained and dirty wall looking directly in to the camera, similar to some of the old ECW promos you used to see. Shelley isn't dressed in his ring attire, instead in a leather jacket, white vest and skinny jeans. He begins to address us, seemingly alone in an unknown area of the building.

    Alex Shelley: "I requested to speak after the first match ended tonight. You see, at the very last iPPV, Fear and Loathing, I appeared before all of you just after the opening match, just as I am tonight. I was interrupted by one Austin Aries who doubted my in-ring ability and suggested that Fear and Loathing may be the very last NWA would ever see of Alex Shelley."

    Shelley takes a moment to contemplate that thought, he seems repulsed, almost angered by the very thought of an NWA without his presence. He continues, inhaling first before letting out a tirade of emotion and abuse directed at the absent Aries.

    Alex Shelley: "But the rest was history. Austin Aries LOST, he LOST. And me? I put Jerry Lynn out of his misery, ending his career and PROVING YOU ALL, all of you, wrong. And tonight? Tonight will be no different. You see, you all - Aries included - label me as someone who doesn't take this industry, this profession, seriously. And for what? I joke, I fool around, I mock and annoy anyone and everyone. But this is outside the ring. OUTSIDE. Inside, I am no joke, I am no punchline and I am certainly no fool. I am the BEST professional wrestler in this company. I am the BEST, and as much talking as I do outside the ring, I do more talking in the ring, when I'm hooking the leg of my opponent for the one, two, three. Fool you for forgetting that. Fool you ALL."

    Shelley is red in the face now, spitting his words out. This is a different Alex Shelley to what any of us have seen in his NWA tenir. He begins laughing to himself, as he looks at the camera once again, discontent replaced with a look of sheer insanity - think Charles Manson on trial and then you're almost there.

    Alex Shelley: "Laugh your heart out, because tonight the joker is going to beat your beloved champion, and believe me, once I get that title around my waist...it will be no laughing matter."

    Shelley shoves the camera down to the floor, we see a parting shot of Shelley's white Chuck Taylor's before we fade away and return to ringside with Jim Ross and Paul Heyman.

    ***

    Ross and Heyman hype the next match, the second in the NWA vs. Japan Series III, with Ross calling it a must win for NOAH's Naomichi Marufuji. 'Fuji makes his entrance receiving a nice response from the NYC crowd, many of them familiar with his work. The NOAH star doesn't respond to the reaction, too focused on salvaging the series for his country and promotion. He charges down to the ring, with Heyman commenting that there is fire in the eyes and belly of the star. 'Fuji doesn't pose, or play up to the crowd. He instead takes his place in the corner of the ring, jogging up and down on the spot as he awaits the arrival of the man who will stand in his way of leveling the scores of Japan in the series...

    Bouncing Soul's 'Ole' sends the ballroom in raptures, as the crowd join along chanting the popular theme song, singing in unison as NWA's newest star, El Generico comes running out of the back with his finger pointing towards the sky. He points towards Marufuji in the ring, before nodding out of respect. He bounces up and down on the entrance ramp before running towards the ring, sliding under the ropes and popping up to his feet where he is now face to face with a stern-looking Marufuji. Generico looks around the ballroom with the crowd still chanting 'ole' despite the theme song concluding. 'Fuji doesn't flinch, as stoic as ever as Generico points skywards again. The crowd stop their 'ole' chants and boo as Marufuji slaps the taste out of Generico's mouth and starts firing lefts and rights as the bell rings and our match begins.


    Second Match
    NWA vs. Japan Series III Match 2 (1-0)
    El Generico vs. Naomichi Marufuji


    Summary: Marufuji rips Generico's cape off him before throwing it to the outside, shouting at him in Japanese before going for a short-arm clothesline but Generico ducks slapping 'Fuji in the face, shouting back at his opponent in Spanglish. 'Fuji looks confused before Generico catches him off guard with a flying headscissors takedown! The NOAH man goes flying out of the ring and to the outside, as once again Generico points towards the sky, the crowd resuming their 'ole' chant as Generico goes airbourne, running the ropes before diving through the ropes with a suicide dive, connecting with a stunning tornado DDT upon landing, spiking Marufuji into the hard cold floor - wow! Generico returns to his feet and casually observes the ballroom, where 2,500 fans are on their feet voicing their approval following a breathtaking move. Generico slowly but surely rolls 'Fuji back in to the ring, and goes for the pinfall: One...Two...Thre-No! Marufuji's left foot finds the bottom rope and helps him avoid a quick defeat from NWA's newest fan favourite.

    Marufuji's slow start nearly costed him but he finally finds a way into the match countering a slingshot crossbody in brilliant fashion, catching Generico before launching him over his head with a beautiful capture suplex. 'Fuji goes for a quick cover but Generico nips out at two. The Japanese competitor begins to methodically work over Generico, successfully quietening his explosive start. Marufuji, usually one for high-flying and exciting maneuvers, changes his game completely against Generico, instead hitting him with a number of suplexes. Following the capture suplex, 'Fuji connects with a sickening exploder suplex, sending Generico bouncing into the turnbuckles and back to the canvas with a thud. Marufuji seems to take pleasure from throwing around his opponent, the two almost identical in weight and height yet Marufuji still was able to exert his dominance. He got a little too cocky however as he went for a huge release German Suplex, but Generico put the brakes on, wrapping his foot around his opponents, before escaping 'Fuji's clutches and working behind him, pushing him hard into the turnbuckles before hitting him with a huge release German of his own. The force of the move sent 'Fuji flying head over the heels, landing all the way on his front, much to the delight of the Hammerstein fans. Generico caught his breath, the move allowing him to work his way back into an evenly-matched contest.

    Finish: The earlier suplex appeared to have dazed Marufuji slightly as Generico began to control the next portion of the match-up. Generico aimed to connect with the Spike Brainbuster on more than one occasion, with those in attendance desperate to see one of the most devastating moves in professional wrestling. Marufuji thwarted him not once, but twice with the second occasion blocking before catching him with an inside cradle: One...Two...Thr-No! Generico bursts out, rolling away from 'Fuji, looking a little taken aback. The two men are in stand-off position before throwing themselves at each other with a collar and elbow tie-up, 'Fuji winning and putting Generico in a headlock. 'Fuji attempts to shake off the 'cobwebs' but Generico throws him into the ropes and works his way out of the headlock before taking his opponent down with a huge hurricunrana, rolling him up for a pin in the process: One...Two...Thre-oooh! No! Marufuji rolls out before hitting a stiff and low dropkick to the face of a seated Generico. 'Fuji is breathing heavy as he lines up Generico for a sick kick to the head...Generico ducks! And rolls up Marufuji from behind: One...Two...Thr-No! 'Fuji escapes again, so close. The Japanese star scrambles up to his feet as Generico returns to his feet. Yet another stand-off as the crowd are on their feet applauding the efforts of these two competitors.

    Generico goes for a wild roundhouse kick but 'Fuji ducks before trying to connect with another capture suplex, this time Generico blocks with blow after blow to 'Fuji's head, clubbing him with elbows as this starts to get brutal. Generico runs towards the ropes as Marufuji stumbles around the ring, only to run into a rolling elbow! The crowd gasp before cheering as Marufuji connects, his back initially turned to Generico before spinning around and striking him with his elbow directly in to his face. Generico drops to the mat in a heap as 'Fuji stands over his fallen opponent. He takes it all in for a moment, quite dumbstruck that he had to resort to using one of the signature moves of his trainer, the late Mitsuharu Misawa. It is Marufuji this time who signals to the heavens, a tribute for his close friend and trainer before hooking the leg of Generico: One...Two...Three! Yes!

    Winner: Naomichi Marufuji (via Rolling Elbow - pinfall)

    Aftermath: Marufuji is close to tears as he kneels over Generico who is yet to stir. Chants of 'Misawa' begin with Marufuji finally recognising the crowd, holding his hand up and nodding in appreciation. Moments later he helps Generico to his feet, shaking his hand before exiting the ring, his head held high after one of the proudest moments of his career. Generico is groggy, holding on to the ring ropes before slowly leaving the ring, a little worse for wear after the elbow strike.
    ***


    Backstage, a line of security are standing in front of a men's toilet. They look less than pleased to be there, with sour expressions on their faces. The toilet door flies open and out walks Drew Galloway who looks nervously behind him, as a couple of security guards follow out behind him, appearing to be disgruntled. One voices his disdain, trying to be as polite as possible.

    Security Guard #1: "Is it really necessary for us to accompany you to the toilet, Mr. Galloway?"

    Galloway looks at the man like a piece of dirt on the floor, sizing him up and down before retorting.

    Drew Galloway: "You will follow me wherever I roam, you understand that? You're getting paid, what's the problem? And all of you, you better do your job tonight. I'm not letting any masked freak get in the way of me dismantling that little punk Richie Steamboat, d'ya understand? And it's not cos' I'm scared, I'm Drew Galloway, I'm not scared o'anyone, but results come first. I can't let anyone get in the way of that. Now come with me you docile tossers, I need to get changed into my ring gear..."

    Galloway walks off with the ten-men security team following him, rather reluctantly.

    ***

    Back at ringside, the crowd voice their disapproval as Pantera's "5 Minutes Alone" blasts across the ballroom signalling the arrival of Roderick Strong, who had seen a large decline in his popularity in recent months due to his actions. Strong came out to the entrance ramp, chewing some gum before spitting it to the floor, looking at the crowd with a look of loathe and disgust before charging down to the ring. Heyman and Ross remind us of Strong's shaky iPPV record, with Strong having picked up just one win in four matches on iPPV. Strong looks intent on changing things tonight, dripping with sweat and looking incredibly focused as he awaits his opponent, the man he'd made life difficult for in the past few weeks...

    John Morrison. The Door's Roadhouse Blues hits and the crowd cheer for the entrance of one of NWA's most electrifying performers. JoMo comes out, and pauses at the entrance ramp, he takes off his shades and raises his eyebrow at Strong in the ring. He shakes his head before jumping up and down on the spot, pumping himself up. He speed walks down to the ring, not taking his eyes off Strong as the commentary team recap us of the rivalry that has ensued between these two men. Morrison pauses on the ring apron, taking a breath before rushing in the ring and going straight at it with Strong. No tie-ups, lock-ups or anything, we're straight into battle as the bell rings.


    Third Match
    Grudge Match
    John Morrison vs. Roderick Strong


    Summary: Morrison fires left and rights at Strong, stumbling him backwards before hitting a quick roundhouse kick to the sternum, leaving Strong doubled over. Morrison looks flustered as he whips Strong into the turnbuckle, his opponent's flesh ripping into the turnbuckles, barely having a chance to yelp in pain before Morrison darted towards him with a huge Stinger Splash leaving Strong slumped in the corner. Morrison wasted no time, vaulting himself up off the turnbuckle before crashing back down towards the slumped Strong, connecting with a stiff dropkick to the chops. Strong rolls out of the corner but remains in position for Morrison to strike. JoMo notices this as he ascends to the top turnbuckle, split-legging off the top rope before soaring backwards with Starship Pain..Strong moves out of the way at the last split-second! Morrison crashes and burns, and just like that Strong is back in it. Morrison's impressive start didn't last too long, one high-risk maneuver costing him and allowing Strong to recoup and rework his strategy.

    Strong is smart in his approach in the next few minutes of the match. He picks apart his opponent before locking in a bearhug, trying to tire out Morrison who had started quick out of the blocks. Morrison struggles but finally breaks Strong's hold, elbowing him repeatedly before stumbling out quite groggily. Strong clutches his head, in pain as Morrison seeks an opportunity. He jumps towards the ropes springboarding back towards Strong but Strong catches his opponent, smiling as he knows what's coming next...backbreaker! Morrison's back folds into the right knee of Strong, a crack audible for us to hear as Morrison collapses to the mat, rolling around in agony. Strong licks his lips, satisfied with the attack as he joins Morrison on the mat, digging his knee into JoMo's back while stretching his arms out at the same time, applying more pressure to the back. Strong's gameplan is now loud and clear for all to see - keep working on the back of Morrison and in turn he won't be able to utilise two of his signature moves - Starship Pain and the Flying Chuck. Heyman on commentary applauds Strong for his strategy, calling him one of the smartest wrestlers in the company. JR describes him as 'cerebral'.

    Finish: Strong keeps denying Morrison any opportunity to fight back into the match. There's glimmers of hope for Morrison on a few occasions but every time Strong sweeps him back down. The third occasion was gruelling and the fans in the Hammerstein began to lose hope for Morrison's chances. Strong looked for a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, but Morrison landed on his feet and out of the way of Strong's knees, twisting him around in an effort to connect with Moonlight Drive, one of the few signature moves he could execute after Strong's handy work. Strong however struggled out, keeping hold of Morrison's arm before nearly taking his head off, courtesy of a clothesline. Morrison landed back down to the mat with Strong standing over him, a smirk across his face. Thus far, he'd been wrestling a perfect match and nothing could go wrong for the bruiser.

    Strong senses it's time to kill things off. He picks up a pathetic Morrison and hooks him in for the Gibson Driver. Strong goes to lift up Morrison but JoMo puts the brakes on, before using great strength to lift Strong up and over, dropping him back to the canvas with a shoulder drop. Morrison doubles over, clutching his back as Strong returns to his feet. He rushes over to attack Morrison but JoMo fools him, playing possum, before tripping his inside leg and taking him down to the mat with an inside cradle! One...Two...Three! Strong bursts out but it's a nanosecond too late! Morrison rolls him up out of nowhere, totally outsmarting his opponent, soaking up a massive amount of pressure in the match but still being able to pick up the pinfall. Stunning.

    Winner: John Morrison (via inside cradle - pinfall)

    Aftermath: Morrison collapses back to the mat in agony, relieved that he had got the win despite suffering attack after attack to his back from Strong. He slowly gets back to his feet but isn't there for long as Strong clotheslines him from behind, before delivering a couple of boots to his back. The crowd yell and boo in disgust at Strong, who has completely snapped. He's red faced, and beyond belief that he had lost after all the offence he had. Strong picks up the weakened Morrison before laying him out with a massive tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Strong looks down at Morrison, who is screaming in pain, now clutching his back. He shows no sympathy towards JoMo, spitting on him before exiting the ring to huge heat. JR condemns his attitude while Heyman says that he admires his mean streak. The camera fade to the backstage area.
    ***


    Brian Kendrick is pacing around the halls of the Hammerstein Ballroom backstage area as Paul London sits casually with his feet up against a chair, doing his wrist tape. Kendrick looks rather anxious, with London a complete contrast. Kendrick looks into his gold belt, sitting proudly on his shoulder before addressing his tag team partner.

    Brian Kendrick: "Tonight, you know what we have to do, right?"

    Paul London: "Brian, relax! Chillax, man! We've went over it numerous times, our strategy hasn't changed since the fiftieth time you brought it up."

    Kendrick looks pensive, he continues to lull in thought for a moment before replying.

    Brian Kendrick: "I just feel we have to take this serious. We need to wrestle as we know we can, work together, keep our heads cool and whatever we do, don't resort to anything that could cost us these titles. Nothing stupid, no risks, alright."

    London bites his tongue, he looks slightly irked at his partner telling him what to do, but he doesn't want to cause any tension or friction this close to their match.

    Paul London: "Alright, no risks bossman."

    London smiles, with Kendrick half returning it before continuing to pace up and down the corridor. It is now London who looks pensive as we return to ringside.

    ***

    JR and Heyman discuss the 'interesting' developments between the Tag Team Champions before being interrupted by the theme of Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne - Ozzy Osbourne's 'I Don't Wanna Stop'. The duo enter to cheers, with the huge task of winning the NWA vs. Japan Series III, entirely on their shoulders, with the scores tied 1-1. Kofi and Bourne don't seem to look nervous, instead as energetic as ever as they reach the ring, sprinting down before sliding under the ring ropes. They both try to rev the crowd up, knowing that the support of the crowd will help their chances.

    Standing in the way of NWA's chances are NJPW's Alex Kozlov and Rocky Romero, who receive a lukewarm reception as they make their way to the ring. Many of the crowd are fully behind NWA's team of Kingston and Bourne, wanting the pair to bring home the series. The NJPW tandem join their opponents in the ring, looking them down before going over their plans for the match in their respective corner. Bourne starts things off for his side, with Rocky Romero opting to get things started for his team. The two men lock up in a collar-and-elbow tie-up as the bell rings, the decisive match of the series getting underway!


    Fourth Match
    NWA vs. Japan Series III (1-1)
    Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne vs. Alex Kozlov & Rocky Romero


    Summary: Romero wins the tie-up initially but the tricky Bourne, wriggles his way free before hitting Romero with a running knee lift. Bourne tries running the ropes and hitting a flying crossbody but Romero counters wonderfully with a powerslam, catching him mid-air. Romero starts beating on Bourne, forcing Bourne to retreat towards the ropes where he tries to escape but Romero is too quick, utilising a nasty guillotine choke on Bourne, putting pressure on his neck.
    The referee warns Romero who backs off after a few seconds, as Heyman reminds us of NJPW's reputation for 'strong style' saying that the toughness of Kozlov and Romero may be too much for Bourne and Kingston to handle. Romero goes back to work on Bourne but retreats as Bourne connects with a flurry of punches and a backhand slap, before kicking him in the thigh. Bourne rushes the ropes again and tries to knock down his opponent but once again he is denied as Romero ducks before hoisting him up into fireman's carry position and dropping him with a brutal double knee gutbuster. Romero doesn't take any time to admire his work, instead tagging straight out to Kozlov who comes in looking to inflict more damage. NJPW's Kozlov and Romero had completely took apart Bourne in the early goings, making a huge statement in the first five minutes of the match-up.

    Bourne and Kofi made the break-through finally, as Kolzov got too complacent attempting to kick Bourne in the back of the head but Bourne ducked before retaliating with a spinning heel kick of his own, sweeping the big man down. Bourne crawled over to his corner, desperate to make the tag-in to a fresh Kingston but Kozlov managed to tag out first. Romero came rushing in, and grabbed Bourne by the leg but Bourne hobbled before connecting with a huge step-up enziguri to knock Romero back and finally make the tag in to Kofi Kingston who took to the top turnbuckle. Kofi stalked Romero, waiting for him to return to his feet before connecting with a frog-splash crossbody. Romero rolled through but Kingston prepared for the counter rolling back to his feet and connecting with Trouble in Paradise out of nowhere! The crowd gasped and cheered but they were quickly silenced as Kozlov rushed back into the ring and kicked Kingston in the back of the head before dragging his partner out of the ring, buying him some time and most importantly avoiding defeat by a whisker as things began to hot up in the contest.

    Finish: The match ups in tempo as Romero and Kozlov slug it out with the normal high-octane style Bourne and Kofi, the duo fighting to get the win for their company, going out of their comfort zone to do so. Romero is still slightly dazed from the Trouble in Paradise he received earlier as he and Bourne go at in one corner of the ring, Kofi and Kozlov in the other, the referee having lost control of the match. Kozlov has Kofi on the defence and Romero looks to have finally got the better of Bourne, hitting him with lefts and rights before delivering a huge knife-edge chop and setting him on the top turnbuckle. Kofi starts to go on the offence again, firing with forearms and kicks before backing Kozlov up and back towards the opposite side of the ring. Romero is now with Bourne on the top turnbuckle but is slightly distracted by the developments below him. Kofi runs towards Kozlov who ducks but Kofi continues running before showing great athleticism by jumping onto the second turnbuckle right behind Romero. Kofi clobbers Romero with lefts and rights as Kozlov rushes over trying to fix the situation. Romero blindly knocks Kofi with an elbow and he goes flying backwards into Kozlov, the two men rolling out of the ring through the momentum.

    Romero looks as his partner and Kingston land on the outside before attempting to go back to work on Bourne. Bourne though has had enough time to rest and get his breath back as he knocks down Romero with lefts and rights and a final elbow to the side of the face, watching on as Romero is sent tumbling down to the canvas. Bourne slowly stands on the top turnbuckle, looking around the ballroom as he sees the perfect opportunity. The match is in his grasp...Airbourne! He connects, winding himself slightly upon arrival but still being able to hook the leg: One...Two...Kofi keeps Kozlov down...Three! Yes! NWA win the third and perhaps final series!

    Winners: Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston (via Airbourne - pinfall) (NWA win the series)

    Aftermath: Bourne is delighted with himself as he returns to his feet, holding his ribs. Kofi Kingston re-enters the ring and embraces his tag partner, the two proud and ecstatic to have won the deciding match for the third NWA vs. Japan series. It's a feel-good moment for the two after they lost in their last series match. The two men celebrate their decisive win for a good while longer as we go backstage with AJ Styles and Candice Michelle.
    ***


    Candice Michelle: "I'm here with NWA World Heavyweight Champion, AJ Styles. AJ, your thoughts ahead of your title match with Alex Shelley later this evening?"

    Styles is looking straight ahead, he looks lost in thought, deeply focused on the challenge that lies ahead. He turns to Candice and begins to answer her question, sounding every bit as intense as he appears.

    AJ Styles: "These are the kind of matches why I love being champion. You have to defend this belt against the biggest and the best this industry has to offer. Last month, I put on an epic with KENTA. This month, I'm face to face with a man who I've known for the best part of a decade. I've traveled with the guy, defended him, criticised him, trained with him and as big an asshole as Alex Shelley is, I once respected him. Unfortunately, Alex lost all of the respect I once had with him after his dealings with Jerry Lynn, who was and is a close friend of mine. So Candice, tonight isn't just about defending the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, no, tonight is about teaching Alex Shelley respect. Alex Shelley lost sight of respect to get to where he is now, challenging for the big one. Tonight, I'm going to bring him back down to earth."

    Candice thanks Styles for the interview and wishes him luck. Styles half smiles before wandering off, the camera returning to the ringside area.

    ***

    The crowd erupt with cheers as one of wrestling's most famous theme song's plays over the PA system. The Alan Parsons Project's 'Sirius' welcomes out Richie Steamboat, the son of the legendary Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat. Richie is visibly overwhelmed by the response, but tries his best to regain focus and intensity. He lets out a huge roar on the entrance ramp as he works his way down to the ring, high-fiving a few fans before sliding in the ring and posing for the 2,500 fans in attendance. JR comments upon his popularity and says that Richie has worked his way in the hearts of a lot of NWA fans, with his brave performances and similarities to his father. Heyman reminds us that Richie has only been pinned once in his NWA career, with Drew Galloway being the only man to pin him at the inaugural show, Flair for the Gold Night I.

    Boos ignite around the ballroom as Sharman's Harvest's "Broken Dreams" introduces Steamboat's nemesis, Drew Galloway. Galloway comes out onto the entrance ramp, looking overly confident as he is surrounded by his team of security. He pauses and motions for some of the security to start walking down to the entrance ramp before following them. Galloway is in the middle of a ten-team strong security, the guads shielding him from any possible attack. For the first time, Ross and Heyman make mention of 'TAKEOVER' saying that Galloway in particular has felt threatened by a group of mystery men, which all kickstarted at last month's iPPV Fear and Loathing, when four masked men attacked Galloway and then Steamboat, interrupting their match. Galloway finally enters the ring and immediately gets in the face, belittling his opponent. Steamboat instead gets a smile on his face before leaning back and firing forward, lighting up the chest of Galloway with a huge knife-edge chop. The bell rings with the two trading blows, Galloway with forearms, Steamboat with chops.


    Fifth Match
    Grudge Match
    Richie Steamboat vs. Drew Galloway


    Summary: Steamboat is ferocious with his attack, rocking Galloway with chop after chop until finally he forces Galloway to retreat towards the corner of the ring. Galloway's chest is bright red, and the only thing that is keeping him up are the turnbuckles which he's using for support. Steamboat switches up using forearm smashes before hitting a huge mongolian chop around the head of Galloway, leaving him slumped in the corner. The commentators comment upon Steamboat's intensity and how serious he is taking the match. He goes back to work on his nemesis, hitting him with boots before the referee tells him to back off. Galloway tries to fight back but his efforts are in vain as Steamboat hits him with a flurry of kicks to the side of the legs before connecting with a calf kick which sends Galloway flying. The Scot rolls out of the ring, trying to catch a breather and rework his strategy, frustrated that Steamboat has dominated him in the early goings. His security team surround him as Galloway sees Steamboat climb the top turnbuckle out of the corner of his eyes. Galloway narrowly escapes as Steamboat soars in the air, hitting a diving crossbody to the outside and taking out half of Galloway's security team in the process. Galloway is wide-eyed knowing he had made a lucky escape as the few members of security that are still upright, help him to his feet. Steamboat slowly picks himself up but falls victim to a Galloway big boot. Galloway brushes his hair out of his face and smiles knowing he has finally took control of the match. He punishes his opponent further by throwing him into the nearby steel steps, a nasty thud echoing around the ballroom as flesh meets steel. The first five minutes come to a close with Drew Galloway now on top.

    Galloway tested the resilience of Steamboat throughout the match, with Steamboat showing the same type of will and never-say-die attitude as his father used to. Steamboat started to test the patience of Galloway who became increasingly frustrated that he couldn't keep his opponent down. First Steamboat kicked out of a sick move which saw Galloway hit a hangsman neckbreaker, with Steamboat crunching into his raised knee. Seconds later Steamboat got the arm up after Galloway had mowed him down with a big boot to the face. The third maneuver, a release powerbomb had Galloway reaching the edge, as Steamboat somehow popped his shoulder up a nanosecond before the three count. Galloway was close to tearing his hair out but kept his composure, barely to pick Steamboat up and lock him in the Future Shock. He connects - no! Steamboat worms out before twisting Galloway around and nailing him with a spike DDT. What a counter! Steamboat is flat on his back, but now has the chance to recuperate after stunning Galloway with a beautiful counter, saving the match-up. Both men beat the referee's count and we return to how we started the match - both men's trading blows, the match being a stalemate at the ten minute mark.

    Finish: The match turns into an out and out brawl with both men beating each other senseless, doing all it takes to get the win and bragging rights. Galloway is stiff, nearly taking Steamboat's head off with a lariat, while Steamboat gives back just as hard, sweeping Galloway down with a dropkick to the kneecap before delivering a move we've never seen him do before, a shining wizard, Galloway's head whiplashing off the canvas but still not enough to keep him down. Galloway found himself with the advantage again soon after, forcing Steamboat into the corner of the ring, beating on him in the corner before setting him up on the top turnbuckle. Galloway declared 'IT'S OVER' before joining Steamboat up top in unfamiliar territory. Steamboat tried to fight him off but Galloway was too strong and overpowering, hitting Steamboat with lefts and rights before attempting to lock him in for an Avalanche Future Shock DDT. Galloway finally locked him in, getting a huge grin on his face, fully aware he was about to win the match. The smile disappears off his face as the lights flicker before the ballroom is covered in darkness. We see some flickers of light from members of the crowd with cellphones, but not enough to see what's going on in the ring. Our attention is diverted to the titantron where writing appears...

    'Consider this a prelude. The TAKEOVER is awaiting. See you soon.'

    We hear the shrieking laughter of a man across the arena before the lights come back on with Steamboat still locked in the hold from Galloway. Galloway though is far away, a look of horror on his gaunt white face. He looks at the titantron as though more writing would appear before looking at his security team who looked just as dumbfounded at what happened. Galloway's lack of concentration costs him as the distraction allows Steamboat to make the most of the opportunity. He breaks out of Galloway's hold before hitting him with kidney shots and a final huge chop to the chest sending Galloway staggering back towards the ring. Galloway picks himself up seconds later but falls victim to a picture-perfect diving crossbody from Steamboat who leaps from the turnbuckle to connect quickly with his finishing move. The crowd chant along in unison as Steamboat hooks the leg and the referee counts: One...Two...Three!

    Winner: Richie Steamboat (via diving crossbody - pinfall)

    Aftermath: Steamboat rolls out of the ring, loving every second of his victory with Heyman and Ross calling it the biggest of his career. In the ring, Galloway is close to tears with Ross and Heyman both saying they have an ominous feeling about the video that just aired. Galloway kicks the turnbuckle in frustration before exiting the ring, shouting at his team of security and taking out his frustrations on nearby fans. Galloway curses under his breath as cameras switch to the backstage area where Dusty Rhodes is just as angered.
    ***

    Backstage, Dusty Rhodes is ballistic. He's outraged by the events that just transpired and is taking out his anger on anyone nearby, flipping over tables and demanding answers from backstage workers. He confronts members of security, trying to calm himself down as he addresses them.

    Dusty Rhodes: "I'm not letting another iPPV get tarnished by interference from outsiders. I want twenty of you to patrol the ring, and secure it for our NWA World Heavyweight Championship match. And if one, just one masked man enters the vicinity, I will have all of your asses fired. You understand?"

    The security men murmur among themselves before agreeing. Rhodes leaves them as he continues raging, the stress almost too much for the acting commissioner.

    ***

    Back at ringside, Jim Ross and Paul Heyman are frantically discussing the chaotic scenes backstage, repeating the announcement that twenty members of security will surround the ring for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Ross refers to the security for the main event as 'unlike nothing he's seen in his time in the business'. They're interrupted as the Hammerstein Ballroom burst into huge cheers upon seeing the cage being lowered down to ring level. It's time for our first championship match of the evening as Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Gimme Back My Bullets" wails over the personal announcement system, welcoming the bandanna-wearing challengers, the Briscoe Brothers. Both men charge down to the steel cage, climbing the cage rather than walking through the open door. The duo pose on the top of the cage for a few moments, taking off their bandannas before climbing down and into the ring, looking ready for the fight of their lives.

    Tomoyasu Hotei's 'Battle Without Honor or Humanity' rings around the ballroom to a mixed reaction from the NYC faithful. The NWA World Team Champions step out, with a contrasting set of emotions. Kendrick is focused, looking the steel cage up and down, knowing fine well what is in store for him and his tag partner. London looks confident, not at all intimidated or nervous, he's prepared to do anything to retain his title and the fact that he's competing in a steel cage match doesn't bother him. London looks almost too calm as he and Kendrick walk to the ring, keeping their eyes on the challengers as they enter. Jay goes to fight straight away but his older brother stops him in his tracks. London and Kendrick slowly enter with an official locking the cage behind them. The four men stare down at one another, as dual chants begin to ring around the Hammerstein. All four men look around the confines of the cage before throwing themselves into battle, Jay brawling with London as Mark and Kendrick tussle alongside them. Our Steel Cage match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship is underway!


    Sixth Match
    Steel Cage Match
    NWA World Tag Team Championship Match
    Londrick (c) vs. The Briscoe Brothers


    Summary: Jay and Mark have their opponents on the back foot immediately as Jim Ross reminds us that it's tornado tag rules since it's taking place in the cage. Jay is showing a real mean streak, grabbing the face of London and rubbing it across the steel, trying to maim his face while Mark is firing away in the corner with lefts and rights to the gut of Kendrick who is trying to fight back, but to no avail. Jay propels London off the ropes before flapjacking him up and over, sending London flying into the steel. He bounces off the cage before collapsing back to the mat, winded and hurt from the move. In the corner of the ring Brian Kendrick has found an opening, hitting a low blow (completely legal) to Mark before climbing up the cage, inviting Mark to join him. The older Briscoe wastes little time, following Kendrick up the cage before making him stagger after a huge right hand. Both Kendrick and Mark Briscoe are both in a precarious position sitting on top of the cage, exchanging lefts and rights but the Briscoe's soon have the advantage as Jay joins his brother, having left London down and hurt. Jay climbs to the top turnbuckle, and now Kendrick finds himself at a disadvantage as both men are pounding him with hard rights and lefts, Kendrick swaying dangerously towards the outside, but Mark catches him before he can fall off the top of the cage. He positions him for a suplex but his attention is diverted as London has returned to his feet and hit Jay with a springboard dropkick sending him flying off the turnbuckle and crashing to the canvas. London slowly climbs towards the top turnbuckles with Mark trying his hardest to fight him off, now it is the champions who have the 2-on-1 advantage. London tries to grab a hold of Mark's legs but Mark fights him off, kicking him with both feet, eventually managing to kick him out of the way only for London to land on his feet, back on the canvas. Kendrick though has fully recovered and he has enough time to fight Mark off the cage and shove him into the direction of Paul London who meets Mark mid-air with a stunning dropsault! Kendrick climbs back down from the cage with the champions having the advantage for the first time in the match. Kendrick goes over to work on Jay Briscoe, hitting him with a huge leg lariat as he was returning to his feet, while London goes for the cover on Mark trying to eliminate him from the match: One...Two...Mark kicks out defiantly, insistent that this one lasts much longer.

    There's no pacing at all to this contest, it's an out and out brawl with both teams trying to destroy each other in the cage. The Briscoe's have fought their way back into things after London and Kendrick had earlier found the advantage. Jay thwarts London's 450 Splash attempt, coming to the aid of his brother by quickly dropkicking Kendrick who goes flying into the turnbuckles, crotching London in the process. Jay attempts to superplex London but London avoids it, delivering kidney shots to Jay before setting him up for a top-rope powerbomb. Jay fights out however, kneeing London in the face before using his shoulders to climb onto the cage. Jay drags London up by his hair so London is now in standing position on the turnbuckles, while Jay is seated on top of the cage. Jay tries to lock him in for a bulldog but London fights frantically, delivering a flurry of elbows to the face of Jay who staggers back, before London hits a huge right hand. Jay rolls off the cage, but holds on with one hand trying desperately not to fall off but it's to no avail as he crashes down from the cage and to the outside, landing with a sick thud.

    Eliminated: Jay Briscoe

    London is shocked at first as he climbs down from the cage, but he gets a sick smile across his face as he realises Mark Briscoe is now alone inside the steel cage with him and Kendrick. Mark is attacking Kendrick in the opposite corner with lefts and rights but is attacked from behind by London who takes him down with a reverse DDT. Kendrick now realises that he and London have the advantage, all they need to do is work down Mark and escape the cage together and they've retained their titles. Jay is down and out on the outside, but even when he comes back to, he won't be able to interfere and cost either man the match. Kendrick and London work together for the next few minutes dismantling the older Briscoe, with the men using the cage as a weapon. London drags Mark's face across the cage before throwing him towards Kendrick who irish whips him with authority, sending Mark face first off the cage. Mark rebounds off the cage and drops to the mat, the cage drawing blood from his face. London and Kendrick high-fived one another as London held up a limp Mark Briscoe by the head, telling us all to look at the blood pouring down his face. The two men didn't even consider the idea of leaving the cage, just happy to inflict punishment on their helpless opponent for the time being.

    The two men's cockiness almost costs them as the bloodied Mark Briscoe begins a spirited fight-back, rallied on by his brother Jay who is now up and on his feet at ringside. London takes his time with a superplex attempt as Kendrick stands in the ring posing. Mark fights back with lefts and rights before shoving London who goes flying in the direction of Kendrick, inadvertently taking him down. Jay tries to climb the cage and escape but is groggy and the amount of time he takes allows London and Kendrick to both scurry to their feet and deny Briscoe, dragging him back down by his legs but Briscoe fights back, kicking Kendrick and London off before coming off the top with a huge sunset flip on London: One...Two...Th-No! Kendrick saves his partners back by breaking up the pinfall. Jim Ross reminds us that this can end by pinfall or submission as well as escaping the cage. If London had of been pinned, the match would have turned into a one-on-one contest. Kendrick and London still have the 2-on-1 advantage, and with that near-scare, they begin to consider ending things.

    Finish: Mark continues to put up a fight, nailing London in the face with a leg lariat only to fall victim to the numbers game once again, as Kendrick grabbed him by the neck before planting him with Slicedbread #2. Kendrick hooked the leg looking to finally end things: One...Two...Thre-No! Briscoe got the arm up! Kendrick is stunned but is soon snapped back to reality when Paul London starts delivering boots to Briscoe. Kendrick joins in, sweeping his hair out of his face while taking out his frustration on his opponent. London motions to the cage, telling Kendrick it's time to end things. Kendrick nods and begins to climb the cage as London climbs nearby, the two men both looking set to climb out of the cage, with Mark Briscoe down and out. Kendrick reaches the top of the cage first and slowly crawls over before climbing down to the outside. London is climbing up the cage much slower, a little groggy from Briscoe's leg lariat, but he keeps looking down towards a fallen Mark Briscoe while climbing the cage. Kendrick jumps down onto the outside as Jay Briscoe approaches him, looking for a fight. He knows the match is all but lost, but he will still go down fighting. Kendrick and Jay begin trading blows as London finally reaches the top of the cage.

    London is oblivious to the fighting on the outside, he can't stop looking at Mark who is down and out in the ring. He thinks about climbing down for a second but instead, he works his way to standing position. Paul London is now standing tall on top of the 15 foot steel cage. Brian Kendrick has the upper-hand on the outside, but has completely stopped in his tracks as he's noticed London standing on top of the cage. Kendrick is screaming at his partner to climb down the cage and end the match but London can't hear him. London can't hear the crowd chanting his name, can't hear them willing him to jump because all he's focused on is Mark Briscoe's bloodied and battered body, and creating a moment that will live in NWA folklore for ever. London gracefully throws himself off the top of the cage and towards Mark Briscoe in the ring, soaring high in the air before coming crashing down with a beautiful shooting star press!

    Spoiler
    ***

    We are treat to a video promoting October's iPPV event, What Price, Glory? Welsh rocker's Lostprophets sing along to the video with their hit "It's Not The End Of The World" blasting along to the video. We see a still shot of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia which will host the event. The tagline tells us that the foundations of NWA will be shaken in Philly. A quick highlight video shows footage of some of NWA's finest in action as the date of the event (October 19th) appears as the video fades away. Heyman and Ross speak of their excitement of the event with Heyman saying how much of an affinity he has with the Philly area.

    ***

    It's main event time! A team of twenty security guards are in place around the ringside area as they look to thwart any possible interference from the mystery group calling themselves 'TAKEOVER' as the commentators remind us. Heyman and Ross are interrupted by an unfamiliar theme song over the announce system. An Instrumental of Kanye West's "Diamonds From Sierra Leone" blasts across the ballroom, and is met with silence until finally this man steps out onto the entrance ramp, and the noise becomes deafening.


    Shelley gets a big mixed reaction, as he appears before the NYC crowd, wearing a new t-shirt with the slogan 'Crown Jewel of NWA' emblazoned on the front, to accompany his new theme music. Shelley is all smiles, a contrast to his serious interview from earlier as he prepares for the biggest match of his career to date. Shelley has rarely challenged for World Championship's but feels he belongs in matches like this. Paul Heyman predicts that Shelley will prove that he belongs in the main event tonight. Shelley throws his shirt into the crowd as he enters the ring, he looks smug and much more relaxed than he was earlier. He heads over to the top turnbuckle and stands tall, not posing but instead surveying the Hammerstein Ballroom. He takes a breath in, looking as though he'd rather be nowhere else in the world than in this ballroom fighting for the title. He jumps down onto the mat and crouches in the corner of the ring waiting for the man standing in the way of his championship dreams.

    Fort Minor's "Remember the Name" replaces Shelley's new theme, and the crowd erupt in cheers, as the NWA World Heavyweight Champion comes into sight. AJ Styles throws back his hood and outstretches his arms before patting his championship belt, wrapped proudly around his waist. He walks down to the ring, not taking his eyes off Alex Shelley who is ready for battle. Styles finds himself on the defence immediately as Shelley cannons through the ropes with a suicide dive, knocking the champion down on the outside! Duel chants bounce around the walls of the legendary venue known as the Hammerstein Ballroom, as Shelley and Styles roll around on the outside trying to get the advantage. Shelley scurries back into the ring with Styles quickly following. Shelley tries to get the cheap advantage but Styles tackles him onto the mat and the bell finally rings. The noise around the Hammerstein is electric as our NWA World Heavyweight Championship main event gets underway!


    Main Event
    NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
    AJ Styles (C) vs. Alex Shelley


    Summary: Styles is on top of Shelley with Shelley struggling to wrestle Styles off and return to a vertical base. Styles is pounding away on Shelley with lefts and rights, but Shelley is able to fend off most of the blows by keeping his hands up, protecting his face. Styles rolls off Shelley and tries to lock in a head lock but Shelley, who is synonymous with chain wrestling, is able to counter and turns Styles over on to his back and gets in a head lock of his own. Shelley tightly applies the hold with Styles scrambling to his feet, trying his best to break the hold. Shelley still has a tight hold even with Styles returned to a vertical base, but the champion displays great strength to drive Shelley over towards the corner of the ring. He is foiled in his efforts to get out of the lock as Shelley shows great athleticism by running the turnbuckles, releasing the hold before flipping over Styles, landing on his feet before lifting Styles up from behind and executing a sickening Reverse STO, sending his opponent crashing off the same turnbuckles he had just used to his advantage. Shelley went for a quick pin but Styles kicked out strongly at two. Shelley tried to wear the champion out by going for the pin once again but this time Styles kicked out at a count of one. Shelley didn't get deterred as he helped Styles to his feet before hitting a kneeling jawbreaker, sending Styles rocking. Shelley stalked his oppponent, seeing him stagger around the ring with only the turnbuckles in the opposite corner keeping him upright. Shelley smiled as he braced himself, running at full speed before connecting with a high double knee to the face of Styles, squashing him into the turnbuckles before slumping down into the corner. The impact of the move delighted Shelley who simply blew a kiss to a section of female fans in the front row, getting him a few boos in the process.

    The first five minutes slowly pass as Shelley has firm control of the match. His methodical and tactical approach is paying dividends as he Styles right where he wants him, in the center of the ring with a single-leg Boston Crab locked in. Styles grits his teeth and tries to claw his way to the nearest ropes but Shelley drags him right back in the center and begins to kneel on his head, locking the hold in similar to how Chris Jericho used to with the Liontamer. Styles is folded up badly, with a lot of pressure being applied to his back and neck. Shelley cranks up the pressure as the crowd chant Styles' name, desperate not to see the match end so early. Styles begins to crawl again, screaming in pain as he drags himself along with Shelley's weight on his neck, but Shelley tries to bring him back in the center, his knee bending upwards for a couple of seconds giving Styles a small window of opportunity. Styles counters brilliantly, twisting upwards and bring Shelley down towards him before wrapping him up in a small package, what a counter! One...Two...Th-Shelley rolls through and the momentum is now in his favour! One...Two...Thr-Styles rolls back! One...Two...Thr-No! Shelley bursts out at the last split second before rolling to safety after a thrilling transition of moves nearly resulted in a quick conclusion to our championship match.

    Shelley tries to go straight back for the submission but Styles overpowers him throwing him off his leg and flying back out of the ring. The champion finally find some momentum dodging a Shelley leg lariat attempt before rolling him up for another pin: One...Two...Thr-No! Shelley narrowly escapes again. He gets up and tries to quick kick a kneeling Styles in the head but he ducks before returning to his feet and immediately hitting a Pele Kick to send Shelley crashing to the mat. With his opponent dazed and seeing stars, Styles takes advantage and punishes Shelley with his unique yet effective offence. Shelley is almost punch drunk as Styles' speed begins to come to the fore, he ducks a lazy attempt of a lariat before hitting the ropes, springboarding back towards Shelley before connecting with a beautiful Stylin' DDT, spiking Shelley head-first into the canvas. This could be it: One...Two...Thr-No! Shelley pops his shoulder up and is able to continue, the hopes of winning his first World Championship willing him on to continue the fight. Styles picked Shelley up and wrapped him in between his legs looking for the Styles Clash but Shelley tripped him up before having him set up in single leg Boston crab position once again! Shelley flips him over to his stomach and tries to lock the hold but Styles desperately crawls towards the bottom rope, clinging on for his championship and defying Shelley from locking in the dangerous submission. Shelley releases the hold, collapsing to his knees as ten minutes elapse and the quick and exciting start, begins to take its toll on both men.

    Finish: The match is the definition of a stalemate. The two know hold for hold, and have counters for counters, which you'd expect given their history together in ROH, TNA and now NWA. Shelley attempts Slicedbread #2 but Styles has an answer for that, hitting a backdrop to counter only for Shelley to land on his feet, cat-like. He grabs Styles from behind before sending him crashing into his knees with a lung-blower, a move Styles has no answer for. Shelley doesn't opt to go for the pin, and instead he slowly picks himself up before running towards the ropes and springboarding from the middle rope...LIONSAULT! NO! Styles gets his knees up but Shelley counters once again! He grabs a hold of Styles' raised legs before impact and locks in another Boston Crab, now opting to lock it in with both legs to try and make Styles' chances of reversal even slimmer. Styles is one move ahead though as he shuffles and rocks side to side before hooking Shelley towards him again, wrapping his legs and slinging him forwards for another small package counter! One...Two...Three-Oh no! Shelley narrowly escapes once again. This is relentless, near fall after near fall, counter for counter with both men at the very pinnacle of their game.

    Styles is first to react after the near fall, rolling backwards and onto his feet as Shelley too returns to an upright position. He blindly rushes towards Styles...kick to the mid-section...STYLES CLASH! Styles connects out of nowhere, this has to be it: One...Two...Thre-No! Shelley gets the arm up at 2.9999! Wow, what a wrestling match. The crowd in the Hammerstein are on their feet, applauding both men's efforts as they voice their approval for an enthralling contest. Styles is wide-eyed and in disbelief, he can't quite fathom how much it's going to take to keep Shelley down but he has no other choice. Styles picks up Shelley again, although it takes some time as Shelley seems dead on his feet, he goes for another kick to the midsection but Shelley catches his leg, spinning him around before...SHELLSHOCK! Styles bounces off the canvas as Shelley covers with authority, this is his moment: One...Two...Three! Noooo! Styles gets the arm up just inches before the referee was about to count three. Shelley is too exhausted to react, we get a close-up shot of him open mouthed with his face buried against the chest of Styles who is just as fatigued. Shelley uses the ropes to help himself up before slowly dragging Styles to his feet and half-heartedly whipping him into the corner. Styles groans upon impact as Shelley walks over and hits him with a flurry of chops, sweat ricocheting onto the canvas. Styles looks done for as Shelley slowly but surely grabs him by the waist and drags him awkwardly onto the top turnbuckle. Shelley hits him with a few more chops before clubbing him with a big forearm smash, catching him and steadying him on the top before joining him. Shelley takes his time but finds himself on the second turnbuckle. He composes himself before jumping up and onto the neck of Styles looking for the frankensteiner. No! Styles reverses...

    AVALANCHE STYLES CLASH! He hits the same move that finished KENTA last month at Fear and Loathing. Shelley bounces off the canvas with the momentum seeing Styles roll over Shelley and across the ring. The move took the wind out of Styles and seems to have hurt him as much as it hurt Shelley. He doesn't respond for a few seconds before slowly crawling across to a beaten Alex Shelley...

    THE LIGHTS GO OUT!

    Gasps and boos ring around the Hammerstein Ballroom as the fans voice their frustration that this excellent wrestling match isn't seeing a proper ending. The sound of discontent is washed out as AFI's Prelude 12/21 begins to play over the PA system, with the words 'TAKEOVER' repeatedly flashing in white capital letters on the titantron...

    The lights are out for almost thirty seconds until finally the lights are back on and standing in the ring are FIVE masked men. The security guards meanwhile have formed a line across the entrance ramp with their back facing the ring. It appears the security team are in on the plan as the five masked men start delivering boots to both the champion Styles, and the challenger Shelley. The crowd go wild with fury as the bell rings and a no contest is announced.

    Winner: No Contest (via interference from TAKEOVER)

    Aftermath: The men keep delivering the boots to both men until finally one man stops. This man isn't dressed like the other four who are all in black. He's wearing a white suit and a white mask. The man motions for the four to stop as he takes his place in the middle of the ring, looking side to side at his fellow masked men who pause and wait for him to act. Finally the man reaches for his mask to reveal himself to be none other than:

    Spoiler
    END FEAR AND LOATHING

    TRUE GRIT QUICK RESULTS

    RECAP
    Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black defeated Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino
    Naomichi Marufuji defeated El Generico
    John Morrison defeated Roderick Strong
    Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Alex Kozlov & Rocky Romero to give NWA the win in the NWA vs. Japan Series III (2-1)
    Richie Steamboat defeated Drew Galloway
    The Briscoe Brothers defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick in a Steel Cage to win the NWA World Tag Team Champions
    AJ Styles and Alex Shelley went to a No Contest - AJ Styles retains the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
    John Bradshaw Layfield returned as part of the 'TAKEOVER' with Jimmy Jacobs, Tyler Black, Samoa Joe and Cody Rhodes.

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    Oh man. That fucking main event is beyond awesome. You wrote that shit perfectly. I can't think of a better written technical chain wrestling back and forth match than that. These guys were countering counters(loved the Lionsault into Boston Crab spot). I've taken notes for Guerrero vs Malenko. You are a really, really good writer WMS.

    This was your best show yet man. I can't wait to review it. I will be doing that very soon.

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    WMS' NWA Ressurection: True Grit

    My man, I have been chomping at the bit to review True Grit. What do you think about that rhyme? My love for this fed grows with each show, and this one really got me. Lets break out the magnifying glass to see just what it is about this show that I love.

    Heteroflexible hit that poster out of the park. Amazing job.

    Ballroom is the mecca of pro wrestling. Such a great atmosphere for pro wrestling drama. Another place that really reminds me of the Ballroom is an old venue ECW used to do shows called "The Madhouse" in Queens, NY. It was a similarly charming theater, but it was really small and compact. I love watching the ECW shows that were filmed in that venue, especially the show where Bam Bam Bigelow wins the ECW world title in October 97(with the help of Rick Rude). I would say that The Madhouse was ECW's home outside of the ECW Arena. Perfect venue for wrestling. Great crowds too.

    It was such a great idea of yours to use the NWA history in this fed, but set in Texas. I can't get over how awesome of an idea that was.

    Great job of setting a great atmosphere in so few words. This is what makes you and RT so great in my opinion. Something I'm trying to get better at myself.

    I like how you use leg kicks and feints in your matches. Such valuable weapons in real fights.

    Quiet crowd. Nice. Great crowd. Reminds me of the Pride FC Japanese MMA crowds. They would get totally silent, hanging onto every move in a strategic grappling exchange. So different from the raunchy American MMA fans.

    This tag match is just pure action. I'm not real familiar with the performers, but it's just a crazy high paced action packed match. The kind I like.

    Holy shit! That is one awesome fucking tag move.

    Great opener. It read like the kind of match that I like to watch. Really good job of creating an image of a really fast moving match. That is something I have a hard time doing is emphasizing on how fast the action is moving along. I'm noticing a lot of little things in your match writing that I really want to copy/emulate in my style.

    Shelley takes a moment to contemplate that thought, he seems repulsed, almost angered by the very thought of an NWA without his presence. He continues, inhaling first before letting out a tirade of emotion and abuse directed at the absent Aries.
    I liked how you cut this into the Shelley promo. Stuff like this is what my promo's are missing.

    OH MAN! Outstanding promo my friend. I really, really liked that. I have never heard Shelley on the mic, but that promo was just awesome. Well done.

    Second match got off to a slow start, but damn. That opening paragraph of the finish was very good. The match gradually just got more and more physical as it went on. Really nice. Good emotional finish too. This was better than the opening match.

    Galloway's 10 man security team.

    Oh man, 5 Minutes Alone. Pantera. I can't stress enough how much I love this band, and how close they are to my heart. Pantera is a part of who I am. It's a Texas thing I guess, maybe.

    John Morrison is a guy that I have recently seen a lot of, and he is becoming one of my favorites. I really like his style of wrestling. It's like he took what RVD & Sabu did to the next level.

    I love the way you write Roderick Strong. He's just a brute grappler that grinds you down gradually through the course of a match. I really like that.

    Awesome finish, great psychology. Best match on the show so far.

    Roderick gets his heat back. Nice.

    Man, I don't know anything about Kozlov & Romero, but I really like Kofi Kingston. I'd say he's one of my favorites on the WWE roster at the moment.

    Not a bad tag match at all. I may have liked it better if I were more familiar with Koz & Romero. Not bad though. I liked that you kept it short and sweet.

    High spot on the security team. I love those stunt spots. Steamboat is such a stud in your fed. Avalanche Future Shock DDT sounds fucking devastating.

    Oh shit. Lights go out. I love when that happens.

    I don't know if I like this finish or not to be honest. I was hoping to see Steamboat go over clean. I don't know if this prelude was a good idea in the middle of a match on the same show that the actual takeover is going to occur on.

    Ah, I see what you did here. This gives you a reason for Dusty to add extra security for the main event. Interesting development.

    Awesome visual with the cage being lowered down to the ring in the Hammerstein Ballroom. This ought to be good.

    This has been an outstanding feud, perhaps the best in your fed in my opinion.

    Wow, what a great war. This is what this match needed to be.

    A bloodied Mark fighting for his life against two guys. Yeah. This is a great match.

    Kendrick is screaming at his partner to climb down the cage and end the match but London can't hear him. London can't hear the crowd chanting his name, can't hear them willing him to jump because all he's focused on is Mark Briscoe's bloodied and battered body, and creating a moment that will live in NWA folklore for ever. London gracefully throws himself off the top of the cage and towards Mark Briscoe in the ring, soaring high in the air before coming crashing down with a beautiful shooting star press!
    This is why I really love this show.

    Oh man. I think we have a new match of the year candidate. Words can not describe how much I enjoyed reading this match. This is a match that I will be coming back to to read again, and again. Amazing my friend. It was just gritty, nasty, violent, and it told a great story.

    Loved the use of the spoiler by the way.

    What Price, Glory?, Nice.

    Wait a damn minute! What's this!?!? A PHOTO!?

    I like pictures. Shelley is an interesting character.

    Awesome entrances and buildup to this match.

    Writing technical chain wrestling sequences is perhaps the most difficult thing to do in writing a match. You pulled it off like a pro with this match. The opening paragraph was perfection. An exquisitely written piece of fan fic art. A real pleasure to read.

    Shelley grinding away at the champion, I like it.

    A series of roll up pinfalls. Love it.

    The champion finally find some momentum dodging a Shelley leg lariat attempt before rolling him up for another pin: One...Two...Thr-No! Shelley narrowly escapes again. He gets up and tries to quick kick a kneeling Styles in the head but he ducks before returning to his feet and immediately hitting a Pele Kick to send Shelley crashing to the mat.
    Awesome little sequence right there. Reminds me of some RVD vs Jerry Lynn.

    Great near falls throughout this match. Well placed.

    Wow, that is one awesome stable of heels. JBL is perhaps one of the greatest heels ever in my opinion. Cody Rhodes is a perfect fit for this fed, can't wait to see where this story goes next.

    The ending of this fantastic match made a lot of sense. It pushed the story forward, it kept AJ's excellent title reign going strong, and it kept Shelley from taking a loss. This is the type of ending that really gets the reader engaged into the story, and wanting more. Great job.

    Score: 12/10

    Yeah, that is a really high score, but I gave your last show an 11. This one was that much better. We have not one, but two candidates for match of the year in one show. Outstanding work man. Great show.

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    You rock Shin'! Thanks a ton for the kind words, a very inspiring review that makes me want to spend the whole day writing shows.
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    NWA: Resurrection presents Tuesday Night Showcase
    Tuesday September 18th, 2012 | Episode XVI
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas


    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violence he's coming, he's coming, he's coming
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violent he's coming, I'm running, I'm running...
    -Kasabian "Switchblade Smiles"

    The broadcast begins in unfamiliar circumstances - we don't hear Jim Ross or Paul Heyman, with the commentary booth being unusually silent. Instead, we see five figures in the ring, all wearing suits with the middle man wearing a hat. They are the group that have been promising to change the landscape of NWA for the past couple of months, this is TAKEOVER. John Bradshaw Layfield is the brains behind the operation, all smiles as he stands before the George R. Brown Convention Center. Immediately to his right is Cody Rhodes, the son of NWA legend and current commisioner, Dusty Rhodes. Immediately to his left is Samoa Joe, the muscle of the group and a genuine badass. Either side of Joe and Rhodes are Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black, who have betrayed their fellow NWA colleagues by joining up with Layfield's group. Since their shocking attack of Alex Shelley and AJ Styles during True Grit's main event this past Friday, everyone has been dying to hear from Layfield and his men. Now, is their time.

    Layfield announces to us all that the TAKEOVER has arrived. He recalls Friday night and how they dismantled Alex Shelley and AJ Styles, revealing that both men are so hurt that they won't even be here tonight. Layfield wonders aloud whether he and his men hurt their pride. The honcho of TAKEOVER says people have been asking why, why are the TAKEOVER here and what has caused him to do all of this. JBL says it's common knowledge that NWA: Resurrection was funded by three billionaires, and without their financial help, Steve Austin wouldn't have been able to launch the promotion. Layfield reveals he was one of the three billionaires and following the way he was unkindly kicked out of the company, he went and bought out the other two men's stake in the company so he now has a 50% stake in NWA: Resurrection.

    This raises a smile from all five men, with Layfield promising that he and the rest of the men in the ring are not only here to stay, but here to reign supreme. Layfield moves on, mentioning that it was no coincidence that they played videos and tried to get in the head of one man in particular. That man wasn't the NWA World Heavyweight Champion, or Alex Shelley. It was Drew Galloway, the man who turned on Layfield and was the reason he was removed from the company. Layfield demands that Drew comes to the ring and apologises for his behaviour and attitude, as well as costing him his job as commissioner. Drew Galloway comes out moments later, looking enraged at Layfield. He is without the security team that were by his side at True Grit, and looks cautious as he enters the ring. He looks at all five men before Layfield catches his attention.

    Layfield tells Galloway to apologise to him now. Galloway shocks him by refusing to apologise, blasting Layfield as a bully and a coward. Layfield challenges Galloway to punch him, but Galloway is a lot smarter. He blindsides Cody Rhodes and tries to leave the ring but Jacobs and Black block him and suddenly he is the victim of a brutal 5-on-1 attack. The crowd unite in cheers as Richie Steamboat, Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne charge to the ring to try and even the scores. The trio fight valiantly, but are overwhelmed by the five men with TAKEOVER gaining a quick advantage. They can't cause too much damage however as dozens members of security head to the ring and break up the brawl, with Dusty Rhodes following the men. He looks stressed, and the brawl erupting doesn't help matters. Rhodes oversees the fight being broken up as Layfield wriggles free of security, taking the microphone and declaring that he will reveal Dusty Rhodes' darkest secret later tonight. Rhodes looks flustered as a fiery opening segment comes to a conclusion.

    ***

    The show returns from commercial with John Bradshaw Layfield still ringside as he watches his muscle Samoa Joe take on local star Seth Banks. Joe is now in his ring attire, seemingly stripped from his suit during the break. Banks runs into a brick wall, trying to attack Joe from the get go, but Joe simply floors him with a huge right hand, before picking him up and throwing him like a rag doll into the corner of the ring. Joe unloads with a combination of rights and lefts to the ribs before hitting a flurry of chops and forearm smashes, leaving Banks down and out on the floor. Joe wastes little time, picking up Banks and setting him up on the top turnbuckle before getting him in position for the Musclebuster. He connects, Banks emphatically smashing off the canvas as Joe hooks the leg for a victory in little more than a minute.

    Joe doesn't even bother to celebrate his easy win, but Layfield is gushing at ringside, applauding his henchman before joining him in the ring and patting him on his shoulders. Layfield whispers something in Joe's ears which makes the big man smirk, before the two exit the ring, leaving behind a destroyed Banks. Heyman and Ross spew hyperbole over Joe and how much of a monster he is.

    ***

    Backstage, Dusty Rhodes is going berserk. Drew Galloway and Richie Steamboat are with him, bickering with Galloway telling Steamboat he didn't need his help. Rhodes tells the two to be quiet, and says that tonight the two of them will team up to face 'those traitors' Tyler Black and Jimmy Jacobs. Both Steamboat and Galloway look less than pleased with the announcement but think better than arguing in front of an angry Rhodes. Steamboat tells Galloway that he's tried to save his ass twice, and if he doesn't like him, he can at least respect him as a man. Galloway thinks about answering but just looks Steamboat up and down before exiting the room, leaving his partner for tonight behind.

    ***

    Cody Rhodes made his NWA in-ring debut in the second match of the night, taking on popular luchadore El Generico. Rhodes was accompanied by Layfield, who rallied his man on against a tricky Generico. Generico causes him problems from the get-go, stunning him with a step-up enziguri followed by a sprinboard elbow, before wrapping him into a pin with a victory roll. Rhodes narrowly escapes, the near fall serving as a slap to the backside, which helps him work his way into the match. Rhodes smacks Generico with a huge elbow before dropping him with a DDT, spiking Generico into the canvas. Generico displays great tenacity, kicking out of the move with Heyman commenting that Generico will be eager to get back to winning ways after recording his first defeat at True Grit, at the hands of Marufuji.

    Rhodes goes close again with a spinebuster, but once more Generico gets the arm up before the referee can count to three. Rhodes goes for the kill, trying to connect with CrossRhodes, but Generico counters, twisting Rhodes around before connecting with a beautiful Northern Lights Suplex. He bridges, and goes dangerously close to the three, with Rhodes narrowly avoiding defeat once again. Rhodes comes back to his feet, wide-eyed with shock as Generico attempts a back suplex. Rhodes counters, staggering his opponent with a number of elbows to the face before springing off the ropes with the Beautiful Disaster Kick. He connects to the jaw of Generico, who falls to the mat in a heap allowing Rhodes to finally finish him off with a devastating CrossRhodes, picking him up the W in his first NWA match.

    JBL comes into the ring, raising the arm of Rhodes who looks a bit fatigued but is still beaming from ear to ear. Layfield looks as smug as ever as JR reminds us that TAKEOVER have got 2 wins from 2 on tonight's show, heading into the main event. We see a final shot of a victorious Rhodes and JBL before commercials.

    ***

    Todd Grisham is with Roderick Strong backstage. Strong brags about crippling Morrison at True Grit, and how everyone is talking about him leaving Morrison broken in half courtesy of the backbreaker. Strong says that Morrison isn't here tonight, and probably hasn't moved out of his hospital bed after their match at True Grit. He concedes that he has a bad track record at iPPV's before challenging Morrison to a rematch at What Price, Glory? Strong teases Morrison by saying he'll gladly face him, if he and his back feel up to it.

    ***

    New NWA World Tag Team Champions, The Briscoe Brothers featured in the third match of the evening, in non-title action against Dave Wilson and Donny Waylan. The duo got a warm reception from the crowd, in their first appearance on Tuesday Night Showcase since winning the titles. Jay Briscoe picked up the winning pinfall, connecting with a vicious Jay Driller to Wilson, before hooking for the three count as his brother Mark Briscoe watched on. The brother's celebrate their win but don't bask in celebration for too long as they are interrupted by the duo they claimed those championship belts from.

    Paul London and Brian Kendrick are on the entrance ramp. Kendrick looks pissed off, with London holding his taped-up ribs. London looks in much discomfort as Brian Kendrick tells Jay and Mark not to get used to their title belts too much. Kendrick bemoans his partner's selfishness and says that next week, Tuesday Night Showcase's main event will see them cash in their rematch clause, with London being fit to wrestle next week. London goes to talk but Kendrick cuts him off, assuring us all that their will be no mistakes next week. Kendrick drops the microphone and leaves without looking at London who slowly but surely follows as Jay and Mark stand tall in the ring, looking more than ready for their first title defence.

    ***

    It's pandemonium backstage, as cameras catch up to a lively backstage area. We finally see Cody Rhodes and Samoa Joe attacking Drew Galloway, with the Scot lying on the floor receiving boots from both men. Richie Steamboat tries to save Galloway but to no avail as Tyler Black and Jimmy Jacobs blindside him before he can make the save, giving him the same treatment Galloway is receiving. John Bradshaw Layfield walks into shot, laughing heartily at his men's handiwork. He orders them to the ring, as the men finally stop their ruthless attack, leaving Galloway and Steamboat down and out behind them.

    ***

    Back from commercial's and it's main event time, although after the backstage attack of Galloway and Steamboat, the match looks to be in serious jeopardy. AFI's 'Prelude 12/21' hits welcoming the unpopular TAKEOVER. All five quickly take their place in the ring, with only John Bradshaw Layfield in his suit, the other four being in ring attire. JBL mockingly says that he regrets to inform everyone, but the scheduled main event is now cancelled, with Galloway and Steamboat unable to compete. The five men laugh at JBL's announcement before Layfield calls out the stand-in commissioner. Dusty Rhodes soon makes his entrance to a huge reaction from the crowd, who are glad to see him standing up to the dastardly group.

    He joins them in the ring with JBL grinning from ear-to-ear. He demands Dusty to tell the audience and the rest of the world the secret he had been hiding from everyone for the past couple of months. Dusty looks as white as a ghost, going to talk but he cannot bring himself to speak. His son Cody, takes the microphone from his father before letting loose with a ferocious promo. Cody blasts his dad, and tells everyone how 'NWA legend' Dusty Rhodes is a lying, sniveling rat who has infiltrated his own beloved company. Dusty hangs his head in shame as JBL tells us that Dusty Rhodes has helped TAKEOVER get a foot in the door of NWA - how he helped play their videos, hack into the television broadcasts and instruct security to help the TAKEOVER. JBL mockingly thanks Dusty, before telling him his services are no longer needed.

    Dusty goes to protest but he finds himself leveled with a sickening CrossRhodes, courtesy of his own flesh and blood, Cody Rhodes. Rhodes kneels over his battered father, as the rest of the group stand tall, with their arms high in the air. JBL in particular looks very pleased with how the night has panned out, as once again an NWA: Resurrection show ends with litter being thrown at TAKEOVER in the ring.

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    Nice work man. I've got to be honest, when I read that it was another invasion angle I wasn't thrilled but when I read the swerve with Dusty helping the Takeover I became interested. I look forward to seeing where it goes from here. I'm a huge fan of Cody, Joe and JBL so seeing them in your fed makes me happy.

    I read your first show "Flair for the Gold" and skipped to your last show. I'm sure I missed some and I'll try to fill in the blanks later. It has been an enjoyable read so far and I'm glad you made the the Takeover interesting with the Dusty swerve.

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    -September 25, 2012
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    STEVE AUSTIN TO APPEAR ON TONIGHT'S SHOWCASE!

    NWA figurehead Steve Austin will make his first appearance on tonight's Tuesday Night Showcase following the actions of John Bradshaw Layfield and the group 'TAKEOVER'. Austin will confront the group who have terrorized NWA: Resurrection in recent weeks.

    'Stone Cold' was unavailable for comment but sources can confirm that the rattlesnake will be present tonight for a stand-off with the group. With Alex Shelley and AJ Styles both scheduled to return, it will be a busy night for the TAKEOVER who are threatening the very being of the promotion.

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    NWA: Resurrection presents Tuesday Night Showcase
    Tuesday September 25th, 2012 | Episode XVII
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas


    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violence he's coming, he's coming, he's coming
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violent he's coming, I'm running, I'm running...
    -Kasabian "Switchblade Smiles"


    The seventeenth edition of Tuesday Night Showcase begins in its usual manner, with Brit rockers Kasabian welcoming us with hard-hitting tune "Switchblade Smiles". As the intro video comes to a conclusion, a series of still pictures play depicting the havoc caused by new group TAKEOVER on last weeks telecast. The final picture shows the reckless stable standing tall over Dusty Rhodes who was revealed to have helped the group come to fore, betraying NWA in the process. Jim Ross and Paul Heyman's voices are finally heard and with that, the George R. Brown Convention Center comes into full view. Ross and Heyman sound upbeat with Ross voicing his excitement for the first appearance of figurehead 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin. Heyman is on the same page, saying how Austin is a 'game changer' and will put an end to TAKEOVER'S shenanigans. Right on cue, glass shatters and the roof of the Convention Center figuratively blows off as the crowd anticipate the arrival of Austin. 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin steps out onto the entrance ramp, taking in the overwhelming response for a brief moment. He smiles and power walks to the ring as if he were just about to wrestle in the main event of WrestleMania. He pauses on the ring apron before stepping into the ring, his music fades but the arena is still buzzing. Chants of Austin ring out which delay the figurehead from talking for a few moments before he brings himself to address the fans as well as the whole of the NWA.

    Austin starts recalling the actions of the TAKEOVER in the past couple of weeks, saying how he doesn't appreciate a group of jackasses running amok on his show. The Rattlesnake says he hasn't feared anyone in his entire life and that he and NWA certainly don't fear the TAKEOVER. Austin says he wants to see them in his ring, look them in their beady little eyes and tell them face-to-face that NWA won't back down. 'Stone Cold' motions for the group to come down for a fight, waiting in normal Stone Cold stance, hunched with his hands on his knees, licking his lips as he prepares for the confrontation. AFI's 'Prelude 12/21' signals their arrival with a flurry of boos breaking out as the five suited men make the entrance ramp. John Bradshaw Layfield leads them down to the ring, with Layfield looking confidently smug as he approaches Austin.

    JBL questions Austin's claim that he and NWA aren't intimidated. The TAKEOVER figurehead looks Austin up and down, deliberating on something before proposing a challenge to him. Layfield tells Austin to put his money - or percentage, rather - where his mouth is. Austin shoots him a stern stare as JBL challenges him to put any four men against his four men at 'What Price, Glory?' in one of NWA's old favourites...a WARGAMES match. 'Stone Cold' starts rubbing his chin, a smile on his face as JBL says full control of NWA will be on the line. If Austin's men win, TAKEOVER and Layfield will be gone for good, but if they lose then Layfield will have full control of the company. Austin contemplates it but before he can answer, Drew Galloway and Richie Steamboat run out to the ring, intent on revenge. They charge into the ring and go straight for the kill but the numbers soon outdo them. Layfield tries to add to the attack but Austin catches him with a huge right hand. We go to advertisements as the three NWA men try their best to thwart the attack from the five outsiders.

    ***

    Back from the break and TAKEOVER now has the upper hand. JBL and Jacobs are working over Austin, with Galloway and Steamboat on the back foot from the other three members. If the roof hadn't been lifted off from Austin's entrance, it certainly had been next as AJ Styles made his way out of the crowd and joined the melee, helping to even the scores slightly. Styles' appearance caught TAKEOVER offguard and soon the tables were turned, with the group making an exit up the entrance ramp. Cheers reign around the arena again as a lone figure comes onto the entrance ramp with a steel chair in hand. Alex Shelley! Shelley starts swinging the chair like a madman sending the five men scurrying away from the entrance ramp, trying their hardest to make a way out through the crowd. Styles, Steamboat and Galloway attempt to stop them but the group appears to get away, all except Jimmy Jacobs who finds himself tackled by Styles before he can properly get into the crowd.

    Jacobs is thrown into the ring where Austin is standing above him. Jacobs looks up and pleads with 'Stone Cold' not to attack him. Austin looks around the arena before dragging Jacobs up, pretending to dust him down before flipping him the middle finger and planting him with the Stone Cold Stunner! Shelley now enters the ring alongside Styles, Galloway and Steamboat as Austin kicks Jacobs out of the ring, telling security to 'remove that piece of crap' from 'my' arena. Austin takes to the microphone again, telling JBL to meet his four guys, adding "Wargames? Oh HELL YEAH!".

    ***

    John Morrison takes the microphone before his match against Bill Wilson to accept Roderick Strong's challenge. Morrison says Strong needs to relax and advises him on taking a trip to the Palace of Wisdom for a spot of enlightenment. Morrison jokes that he will enlighten Strong on how to avoid choking when it comes to big match situations.

    Morrison followed up that statement with an emphatic display against Wilson, who didn't even manage to get a single offence in on JoMo. The popular Morrison was too quick and skillful for his opponent, dismantling him with a number of athletic maneuvers before finally putting the exclamation mark on his performance with a beautiful Moonlight Drive, snapping Wilson head-first into the canvas before hooking the leg for the W.

    He doesn't get the chance to celebrate his win however as Roderick Strong comes out from underneath the ring and clobbers him from behind. Morrison's back takes more punishment as Strong leaves him in a heap with a sickening backbreaker. Strong admires his work before leaving, having sent a clear message to his 'What Price, Glory?' opponent.

    ***

    Backstage, Brian Kendrick is pacing around the locker room looking nervous. Paul London enters the room with Kendrick snapping at him, asking where he has been. London looks aghast and tells him he was warming up. Kendrick looks his partner up and down before giving him a similar talk to the one he gave just before they lost their title belts at True Grit. London looks disinterested which Kendrick picks upon and as a results asks him if he finds him (Kendrick) boring. London tells Kendrick that he doesn't appreciate being talked down to, mockingly calling him 'dad'. He defiantly tells Brian Kendrick that he will wrestle his way before exiting the room, leaving behind his partner who looks flustered at London's response. The camera goes back to ringside with JR and Paul Heyman speculating that the challengers aren't on the same page ahead of tonight's main event title match.

    ***

    Crowd-pleaser El Generico wrestled against local talent Phil Rowell in the second match of the evening. Generico dazzled and wowed the crowd, running circles around his opponent before finally putting him out of his misery with a devastating Brainbuster. Generico circled the ring after the match, high fiving fans at ringside before returning backstage having barely broken a sweat.

    ***

    AJ Styles is with Alex Shelley backstage. Styles tells Shelley it's common knowledge they dislike each other, but for the sake of NWA they have to let bygones be bygones and get on good terms for as long as the TAKEOVER are threatening to rip apart the company. Shelley brings up their match at True Grit, and how they wrestled a classic but it was ruined by Layfield and TAKEOVER. Shelley wants guarantees that he'll get his shot again, seeing as he was screwed out of a win the first time around. Styles tells him that as soon as they take care of business at 'What, Price Glory?' they will do battle again, and the better man will come out with the title. Shelley smiles slyly before shaking Styles' hand, all the while not taking his eyes off Styles' NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

    ***

    Main event time and Paul London and Brian Kendrick challenge Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe for the NWA World Tag Team Championship in a rematch from their gruelling epic in the confines of a Steel Cage at True Grit. Despite their differences earlier in the night, Kendrick and London look on the same page and dominate the opening proceedings. The duo do well to contain Jay Briscoe, keeping him in their corner of the ring utilising quick tags and working down the lone opponent as his brother watches on. Kendrick barks instructions at London who loses concentration slightly, irked at his partner, allowing Jay to make a breakthrough, hitting a desperation jaw-breaker before connecting with a European uppercut. London quickly tags out to Kendrick who leaps at Jay and tries to stop him from tagging out but Jay fights back with a ferocious enziguri before making the hot tag. Mark Briscoe comes in with a full head of steam and changes the direction of the match, taking out both Kendrick and London in a matter of seconds before beginning to work on Kendrick.

    The Texan crowd were on their feet as the match picked up pace, with both teams on top form in this title contest. Fifteen minutes had elapsed with both teams offering counters for counters, kickouts from signature moves and reversals into small packages - it was truly a stale mate defined. It appeared that London and Kendrick had got the opening needed to win the match and the titles as Kendrick sacrificed himself to take Mark Briscoe out of the match, knocking him off the ring apron during their exchange before throwing himself over the top and darting down below to knock him down with a beautiful crossbody! Back in the ring Jay Briscoe failed to connect with the Jay Driller with London reversing neatly into the Northern Lights Suplex. London contemplated a pin but instead scaled to the top rope, shouting out for the London Calling. London deliberates the decision, taking into account how the same move cost him the titles but nonetheless he takes position before soaring full flight. He twists in the air before falling and connect-NO! Jay gets his knees up and London goes sternum first into the raised knees of the Briscoe brother. Crashing and burning, London bounces off his knees and rolls onto the canvas heavily winded. Jay quickly takes advantage, hooking London's legs and pinning him with a bridging pin: One...Two...Three! Kendrick arrives but it's an inch of a second too late - the Briscoe's successfully retain their Tag Team Titles!

    Jay immediately rolls out of the ring and joins his brother on the outside to celebrate a hard-fought win. Meanwhile, Kendrick is on his knees next to London who is clutching his ribs. Kendrick looks crazed and is almost tearing his hair out, beside himself that London messed up again. The crowd falls silent as Kendrick gets onto his feet and looks down at London who looks in pain. Kendrick helps his partner to his feet, staring at him for a moment before smiling and embracing him. Kendrick then raises the arm of London with the crowd showing their appreciation for the two villains after a hearty performance. The cheers soon are replaced by gasps and boos as Kendrick nails an unsuspecting London with a kick to the mid-section before planting him with Slicedbread #2!

    Boos and jeers ring around the arena as Kendrick stands over his former partner, a manical look across his face with it appearing that he had finally grew frustrated with his partners mistakes. Tuesday Night Showcase comes to a close with the everlasting image of two friends and partners finally torn apart.

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    NWA: Resurrection presents Tuesday Night Showcase
    Tuesday October 2nd, 2012 | Episode XVIII
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas


    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violence he's coming, he's coming, he's coming
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violent he's coming, I'm running, I'm running...
    -Kasabian "Switchblade Smiles"

    Jim 'JR' Ross and Paul Heyman welcome us to the George R. Brown Convention Center for the 18th telecast of Tuesday Night Showcase. The duo rave about last week's interchange between 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and John Bradshaw Layfield which resulted in the announcement of a WARGAMES match at 'What, Price Glory?' between TAKEOVER and Team NWA. Ross reveals that the iPPV has been renamed 'WARGAMES: What, Price Glory?' as a result of the match what he describes as a: "company defining match that will change the very foundations of this business". Heyman wonders aloud what the TAKEOVER have in store tonight after last weeks developments. We don't have to wait too long to find out as John Bradshaw Layfield makes his way to the ring with henchman Samoa Joe following behind him. The co-owner of NWA looks all smiles despite being bettered by Steve Austin only a week prior.

    Layfield tells us that he is in charge tonight, seeing as his co-owner picks and chooses when he shows up. He turns our attentions to last week and how NWA got 'one-up' on him and the rest of TAKEOVER. Layfield calls it a false 'dawn' and reminds us that the four men who represent Steve Austin's team hate each others guts and still do. JBL says that he will test their unity tonight when AJ Styles and Alex Shelley team up to take on the Tag Team Champions The Briscoe Brothers in the main event. He concludes the promo by hinting that there is a mole in the NWA ranks, saying: "keep your friends close, but your enemies closer. A leopard never changes its spots."

    ***

    Samoa Joe stays in the ring for the first match of the night where he faces local wrestler Peter Campbell. The young Campbell looks a nervous wreck standing opposite the monstrous Samoan who stares down his opponent before running through him with a stiff clothesline. Joe destroys Campbell, picking him up before ramming him in the corner, hitting him with a combination of chops and palm strikes followed by a huge over-head suplex which sees Campbell launched into the air and slammed into the canvas, his head whipping off the mat upon impact. Joe looks down at his opponent for a moment, laughing at the pathetic Campbell before applying the Coquina Clutch. Campbell doesn't put up a fight, tapping immediately to end the one-sided contest.

    Joe doesn't immediately relinquish the hold, his eyes transfixed upon causing punishment to his opponent. Finally he breaks the hold when his concentration returns courtesy of pleading from the official in the ring. Joe lets go and gets back to his feet before approaching the official. The referee quickly scurries out of the ring, not wanting to be on the receiving end of Joe's offence. Joe snarls at the official on the outside before returning his attention to Campbell, picking up his slumped body before connecting with the Musclebuster, an exclamation point on a dominating performance. The Samoan Submission Machine finally leaves the ring, with Ross and Heyman worrying that the man-monster may be the difference between the two teams come 'What Price, Glory?'

    ***

    Backstage, Richie Steamboat and Drew Galloway are at each otherís throats. Galloway is accusing Steamboat as being the person Layfield was earlier referring to. Galloway claims that Cody Rhodes and Steamboat are best buddies given the history between their two fathers. Steamboat shoots back saying his dad isn't a traitor like Dusty Rhodes before reminding Galloway that he and Layfield were in cahoots not so long ago. The two look like coming to blows before AJ Styles intervenes and reminds them they need to be on the same page and in order to do that, they need to trust each other. He appears to diffuse the situation until Alex Shelley walks into shot and suggests that no-one would expect the champion of all people to be the mole in the camp. Styles stares Shelley down who laughs before patting Styles on the shoulder telling him: "I'll see you in the ring later on...partner". Shelley exits leaving behind Styles, Galloway and Steamboat who stare at each other without saying a word.

    ***

    Ringside, Roderick Strong is in action in the second match of the night against a masked opponent, wearing an all silver attire, named 'El Luchadora'. Strong is far too strong for Luchadora, dismantling him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker before torturing him with a series of snap suplexes, adding pressure to his spine and lower back. Roddy toys with his opponent, locking in a submission that focuses mainly on the knee into the back of the opponent, while stretching out Luchadora's arms to add pressure. The masked local talent looks on the verge of tapping until another silver attired masked man appears on the ring apron!

    The man catches the attention of Strong who immediately relinquishes the hold and gets back to his feet, only to be knocked straight back down by the second masked wrestler, who leaps to the ropes before springboarding off and knocking Strong down with a springboard enziguri! The referee rings the bell to end the contest but the fans aren't paying attention. They're too busy looking at the mysterious second masked wrestler who has picked up a prone Strong, planting him with the....Moonlight Drive?! The fans roar with cheers as the man rips off his mask to reveal himself as John Morrison. Morrison smirks standing tall over Strong, delighted in the knowledge he had got one over his nemesis.

    ***

    Brian Kendrick is in the ring after commercials, dressed sharply in a suit and tie. Kendrick looks pensive and doesn't bother to acknowledge the boos he is receiving. Kendrick claims that London has now cost him a title on two occasions. Kendrick asks London to come to the ring and apologise, and only after he apologises, Kendrick will consider forgiving his partner and friend for his misdoings. Paul London comes out to a mixed reaction from the Texas crowd. London looks angry and upset at his friend, still in shock at his betrayal last week. London enters the ring and is fired up as he takes the microphone and addresses Kendrick. London scolds his former partner for trying to 'coddle' him week after week. London compares the situation to a teenager and his step father, telling Kendrick that he follows no one's lead, never has and never will. London claims they were a success because they did their own thing, and combined it made for the perfect formula. London blasts Kendrick for belittling him, doubting his credentials and being the world's 'biggest jack-off'. Kendrick snaps, getting into the face of London, wide-eyed before screaming down the microphone.

    Kendrick calls himself the 'Last Student of Shawn Michaels' and says it's ironic because London was the 'Marty Janetty of their team', he's a screw-up and will always be a screw-up. Kendrick describes his former partner as an egotistical, selfish prick who couldn't put the team before himself. Kendrick repeats that he's the last student of the heartbreak kid, looking London in the eyes one last time before...SUPERKICK! Kendrick connects square to the jaw and London collapses to the mat in a flash. Kendrick twists his head left and right, looking at his fallen partner, a smile developing across his fresh face before we hit commercials.

    ***

    Following advertisements, Cody Rhodes, Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black make their way out to the ring moments before the main event. Rhodes mocks NWA tradition and how his father, the 'American Dream' turned his back on tradition and history. Rhodes dubs himself the 'American Nightmare' before promising to end NWA at 'WARGAMES: What Price, Glory'. He admits he'll take much pleasure in ruining a company his bastard of a father worked so hard to build. The trio laugh but are soon interrupted by Richie Steamboat and Drew Galloway. The duo seem to be on the same page as they hit the ring looking to take on the three men.

    The five men battle but the numbers game soon catch up on Steamboat and Galloway who find themselves on the floor, on the end of stomps and boots. JBL interrupts the beatdown with a team of security. He orders his men to stop before informing a beaten and bruised Steamboat and Galloway that they are to be escorted out of the building and refused entry for the rest of the night. Layfield laughs evilly, taking pleasure in the fact that security are heading to the ring to throw out the duo as we head to the final commercial of the night.

    ***

    The main event was every bit as good as you'd expect it to be with The Briscoe Brothers squaring off against Alex Shelley and AJ Styles in non-title action. Despite their earlier tension, Shelley and Styles seemed very much to be on the same page, making quick tags in the early goings and keeping Jay Briscoe in their corner. Shelley attempted to wear down the younger brother with a number of holds, keeping him grounded in order to stop him from utilising his high-octane offence. Shelley soon makes the tag out to Styles who goes close following a swinging neckbreaker, and gets another nearfall after a beautiful Stylin' DDT. Jay manages to kick out and soon helps his team get back into the match, shrugging off Shelley following Styles' quick tag in, throwing him off with a step-up enziguri before crawling over to his corner and making the tag to the fresh Mark Briscoe who enters, full of steam.

    Mark makes an impact upon his arrival, taking out Styles with a flying leg lariat before heading to the ring apron and catching Shelley with a big dropkick, knocking him off the apron and onto the guardrail on the outside. Shelley doesn't manage to pick himself up before Mark vaults his brother Jay over the ropes and onto Shelley! Mark takes advantage of a lone Styles, hitting him from behind with the lungblower, drilling his knees into his back before hooking the Heavyweight Champion's leg: One...Two...Thr-No! NWA's World Heavyweight Champion gets his arm up before the three but Mark doesn't waste any time, instead going back to work, hooking him in for the Mark-Out...Styles reverses! He slips out before landing a huge release German Suplex, giving himself a much needed breather. He has barely returned to his feet when boos start to ring around the arena. John Bradshaw Layfield has arrived on the entrance ramp.

    His appearance distracts Styles who isn't aware that Jacobs and Black have entered the ring. Jacobs blindsides AJ and begins unloading on his face with punch after punch while Black delivers boots to Mark Briscoe. On the outside Samoa Joe and Cody Rhodes have attacked Shelley and Jay Briscoe, bullying them outside the ring before leaving them beaten and broken. JBL stands on the ring apron as Cody Rhodes takes AJ Styles' title belt and pauses while Joe lifts up AJ Styles. Jacobs and Black watch on as Rhodes drills Styles with his own championship belt, bloodying him in the process. The crowd are completely beside themselves, infuriated at what is unfolding before them.

    Layfield finally enters the ring, dragging Styles up by his head and posing over him. TAKEOVER stand tall behind John Bradshaw Layfield as the final shot of Tuesday Night Showcase shows the blood dripping down from the forehead of Styles, landing onto the gold plate of the championship belt.

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    OK, so... seeing as you've always championed the "PI summary format" but have been doing it for a lot longer than I ever did at this point, I'm thinking you'll be pretty much a master of it. I want to see how you've evolved it, etc. Plus, I hear so much about how you're so talented, etc. and I remember really digging your ECW... so, whatever. I don't need any reason to want to check this out. I just want to. Starting with this latest show.

    • "What, Price Glory?" sounds like a really, really awkward name for a PPV.
    • Love "TAKEOVER" as a stable name. I'm assuming there's a power struggle angle going on between JBL's guys and Austin's guys. Assuming JBL's guys are heels and Austin's guys are faces.
    • Dig JBL's opening promo. Sets a lot in place, and brings me up to speed well enough on the situation. Dig the mole aspect and the tension/dissension already teased among members of Team: NWA.
    • Decent opening squash to establish Joe as a ruthless monster. Excuse me... Man-monster. A manster... just like Rhyno. It'll be interesting to learn who all are on the teams for WARGAMES.
    • Ah, OK... Steamboat Jr., McIntyre [], AJ Styles, and Alex Shelley are Team: NWA/Austin? Like the heated exchange. Builds the tension. Touches on some history from before, I guess. You definitely set me up to feel like Shelley is the mole. Don't know if that's too predictable, or perfect. Guess I'll have to wait and see. If it's not Shelley, I hope it's Styles.
    • Dig the Strong squash despite the DQ... because I love the shenanigans. Reminds me of E&C/Hardy Boyz's Conquistadors in 2000. Morrison/Strong seem like a fun pairing that would make for a solid little program. For some reason, based on the fans and how they reacted to Morrison, I'm guessing he's returning from injury sustained at the hands of Strong?
    • It's weird to picture Kendrick in a suit and tie. Good to see that Kendrick and London can't feud with anyone else in FF besides each other. Meh, I'm not feeling the exchange between these two. I think I know too much about their real personalities at this point? They strike me as being too goofy to be as serious as this felt it was trying to be. Also, I can't picture these two having a teenager/stepfather dynamic. This just didn't work for me. I'm still OK with Kendrick and London feuding with each other to infinity and beyond in every FF ever... but this segment didn't fit them, IMO.
    • HEY! Copy and paste from SEX much? Just kidding. I guess there's only so much anyone can do with a London/Kendrick feud... without thinking further outside the box. HBK/HBK's student angle and the Jannetty stuff though is sooo 2009. At this point, I think they should be feuding over who smoke the other's last joint and left them without a hash stash over the weekend. Anyway... really didn't get into this segment. None of it felt right really. Don't know if that has more to do with the format or with what you've being doing in the past with London/Kendrick.
    • Wait... I'm confused. Is Dusty a heel? Did he turn on the NWA? But Cody, a heel, is shitting on his dad? A heel shitting on a heel makes one of those heels a face by default, right? So which one is it? Definitely confused. Also thought the Briscoes were on JBL's team. Guess not. Guessing Rhodes, Jacobs, and Black will be joining Joe. The American Nightmare nickname sounds really familiar. Were you the one who used it before? Or was it WP? Or Kemis? Or Holzhammer? Regardless... I'm not sure if I like it or hate it.
    • Intrigued by Richie and Drew being thrown out for the rest of the night. Them standing up to 3 guys makes me think neither of them is the mole.
      Solid main event tag match, expected schmoz with JBL's guys, but definitely intrigued by the fact that they attackes the Briscoes too. If this is the go-home show to WARGAMES, consider me pumped. I'll def be buying the iPPV.
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    Was excited when I seen you replied to this thread. It's like '09 again! Thanks so much for taking time to read and review this, PI. I thought I'd address each point, just to answer a few things.

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    OK, so... seeing as you've always championed the "PI summary format" but have been doing it for a lot longer than I ever did at this point, I'm thinking you'll be pretty much a master of it. I want to see how you've evolved it, etc. Plus, I hear so much about how you're so talented, etc. and I remember really digging your ECW... so, whatever. I don't need any reason to want to check this out. I just want to. Starting with this latest show.

    "What, Price Glory?" sounds like a really, really awkward name for a PPV.
    It's one of those 'love it or hate it' things. I wanted a name different from the norm you see here.

    Love "TAKEOVER" as a stable name. I'm assuming there's a power struggle angle going on between JBL's guys and Austin's guys. Assuming JBL's guys are heels and Austin's guys are faces.
    Yep, you've got it in one. Bit of backstory here - JBL was once commissioner of NWA but had to quit after he placed a stipulation saying he'd leave if his client Drew Galloway couldn't defeat AJ Styles in a rematch for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Galloway lost, got pissed off with JBL as there was another stip saying Galloway couldn't challenge for the title while Styles was champion, and booted him out of NWA. TAKEOVER returns with JBL as the head honcho, and Layfield reveals that he actually owns half of the company (Austin was funded by a Texan businessman as alluded to in the first post). JBL wants to reclaim his company and own all 100% of NWA resulting in a power struggle between him and SCSA.

    Dig JBL's opening promo. Sets a lot in place, and brings me up to speed well enough on the situation. Dig the mole aspect and the tension/dissension already teased among members of Team: NWA.
    That's what I wanted to establish. It sets a good story and I can't wait to get to the pay-off.

    Decent opening squash to establish Joe as a ruthless monster. Excuse me... Man-monster. A manster... just like Rhyno. It'll be interesting to learn who all are on the teams for WARGAMES.
    Ah, OK... Steamboat Jr., McIntyre [], AJ Styles, and Alex Shelley are Team: NWA/Austin? Like the heated exchange. Builds the tension. Touches on some history from before, I guess. You definitely set me up to feel like Shelley is the mole. Don't know if that's too predictable, or perfect. Guess I'll have to wait and see. If it's not Shelley, I hope it's Styles.
    I really recommend reading True Grit when you have some time to kill. It featured Galloway vs. Steamboat Jr. and Shelley vs. Styles so these guys have tension from past feuds, but are forced to unite to save their company. True Grit was my last iPPV, featuring the debut of TAKEOVER and was awarded Show of 2012 at the Fan Fic Awards too.

    Dig the Strong squash despite the DQ... because I love the shenanigans. Reminds me of E&C/Hardy Boyz's Conquistadors in 2000. Morrison/Strong seem like a fun pairing that would make for a solid little program. For some reason, based on the fans and how they reacted to Morrison, I'm guessing he's returning from injury sustained at the hands of Strong?
    That's exactly what I had in mind for this little segment. Morrison was injured by Strong after their match at True Grit before returning two weeks later only for Strong to blindside and attack him again. This week Morrison finally gets a little redemption and gets the better of him.

    It's weird to picture Kendrick in a suit and tie. Good to see that Kendrick and London can't feud with anyone else in FF besides each other. Meh, I'm not feeling the exchange between these two. I think I know too much about their real personalities at this point? They strike me as being too goofy to be as serious as this felt it was trying to be. Also, I can't picture these two having a teenager/stepfather dynamic. This just didn't work for me. I'm still OK with Kendrick and London feuding with each other to infinity and beyond in every FF ever... but this segment didn't fit them, IMO.
    I'm trying to build Kendrick as a similar heel character to Jericho's from 2008. I'm trying hard to seperate both L&K away from what we know about them in real life. They are typecast as stoners but this is Fan Fic, may as well try and do something different. I'll try hard to make it work, whether it does or not, I don't know. I had mixed emotions about this segment, I think some of it worked while some of it didn't. I'll try harder the next few shows.

    HEY! Copy and paste from SEX much? Just kidding. I guess there's only so much anyone can do with a London/Kendrick feud... without thinking further outside the box. HBK/HBK's student angle and the Jannetty stuff though is sooo 2009. At this point, I think they should be feuding over who smoke the other's last joint and left them without a hash stash over the weekend. Anyway... really didn't get into this segment. None of it felt right really. Don't know if that has more to do with the format or with what you've being doing in the past with London/Kendrick.
    Some of it is inspired from SEX: I think you did a great job with their feud. I also got the 'Last Student of HBK' idea from reading Jericho's book where he talked about being billed the 'Last Student of the Hart Dungeon'. I thought it was pretty cool and I wanted to try and replicate it. Furthermore, HBK has been involved in my NWA early on and I'm tempted to bring him in as this feud continues.

    Wait... I'm confused. Is Dusty a heel? Did he turn on the NWA? But Cody, a heel, is shitting on his dad? A heel shitting on a heel makes one of those heels a face by default, right? So which one is it? Definitely confused. Also thought the Briscoes were on JBL's team. Guess not. Guessing Rhodes, Jacobs, and Black will be joining Joe. The American Nightmare nickname sounds really familiar. Were you the one who used it before? Or was it WP? Or Kemis? Or Holzhammer? Regardless... I'm not sure if I like it or hate it.
    Alright, Dusty was brought in as acting commissioner after JBL left. Soon the TAKEOVER started to tamper with shows (turn lights off, hijack video feeds, give security orders to help TAKEOVER, etc.). After TAKEOVER debuted, it was revealed that Dusty had been their inside man and he helped them get a foot in the door. JBL said they no longer needed him and Cody said he was disgusted at his father for being a backstabber. Cody attacked his father and Dusty hasn't been seen since. Both are heels but Cody hates his father and is repulsed by him.

    I think WP used the name, I've always liked it and thought it would fit really well in this context.

    The Briscoe's are the champs and big babyfaces.

    Intrigued by Richie and Drew being thrown out for the rest of the night. Them standing up to 3 guys makes me think neither of them is the mole.
    Solid main event tag match, expected schmoz with JBL's guys, but definitely intrigued by the fact that they attackes the Briscoes too. If this is the go-home show to WARGAMES, consider me pumped. I'll def be buying the iPPV.
    Thanks PI, two more shows to go before the iPPV. I'm going to have to plan them out carefully to make sure you still part with money for the iPPV!
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    NWA: Resurrection presents Tuesday Night Showcase
    Tuesday October 9th, 2012 | Episode XIX
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas


    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Oooh, can you feel it comin?
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violence he's coming, he's coming, he's coming
    Move back his wrecking ball, reach through the package
    More violent he's coming, I'm running, I'm running...
    -Kasabian "Switchblade Smiles"

    Black and white stills document the heinous attack handed out by TAKEOVER at the conclusion of last week's Tuesday Night Showcase. We see one final still of Styles' blood dropping onto the NWA World Heavyweight Championship before the George R. Brown Convention Center finally comes into view. The fans are deadly silent, as if still shocked by the events that transpired last week. Jim Ross sounds solemn as he introduces us to the show, reminding us that there are just two stops until 'WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?'. Paul Heyman refers to last week’s closing, calling it the 'shot heard around the world'. Ross concedes that TAKEOVER have the early advantage, questioning whether NWA can recover and regroup. The commentary team mute as TAKEOVER's music hits and the arena comes to life with boos and yells directed at the villainous stable.

    The boos magnify as Cody Rhodes holds the stolen NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt above his head, smirking as he walks down the entrance ramp accompanied by Tyler Black and Jimmy Jacobs who, like Rhodes, are all smiles. Jacobs and Black place the belt around the waist of Rhodes as they enter the ring with Cody immediately directing our attention to the gold plate of the belt. A close-up shot reveals that the blood of the champion has stained the golden plate, a memento of last week's savage beatdown. Rhodes takes joy from this, laughing as he recalls the pleasure he took in drilling Styles square in the skull with his own title. Rhodes says he watched in awe as the blood dripped down onto the title belt, Styles helpless and beaten. The American Nightmare explains that the blood was a symbol of something that alluded all the 'dumb Texans' in the crowd and the people watching at home. He says in his mind, it symbolized a deep wound in the heart of the National Wrestling Alliance and its history. The blood pouring onto the championship belt represented the death of Race, Funk, Flair and all the other NWA legends.

    He expands, claiming it signified the beginning of the end for NWA and its competitors. The end will be marked at 'WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?'. He promises more blood will be shed, stating that the TAKEOVER has blood on their hands and will take no prisoners.

    ***

    The TAKEOVER trio are still in the ring after the break, ready for six-man tag action against the team of El Generico, Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston. Kingston and Bourne look fired up, having been on a hot streak in recent weeks they know a win against TAKEOVER would catapult them to better and greater things. Rhodes, Jacobs and Black have other ideas, dominating the early goings and displaying some fine team work and communication in the process. Rhodes goes close following an explosive lariat on Generico, the resilient luchadore kicking out before the count of three. Generico was on the end of a double-team move moments later as Jacobs tagged out to Black before placing Generico in a drop-toe hold. Black springboarded over the ropes with a bulldog with Jacobs launching himself back at the same time, wrenching back the leg of Generico in the process. Black kept a hold of Generico's head after the bulldog, applying a headlock to slow down the pace. Heyman complimented TAKEOVER's methodical style and said it was an insight of the tactics they'd use in the WARGAMES match.

    Generico sparked a comeback after a few minutes of being bullied in his opponents corner. He managed to counter Black's attempt of a sleeper hold, working his way out with stiff elbows before springboarding and hitting Black with a huge back elbow to the face. Generico began to crawl towards his own corner as a groggy Black tagged out to Jacobs. An angry Jacobs launched himself onto Generico's feet, trying to drag him back but Generico resisted with kick after kick before wrapping his legs around the head of Jacobs, using great strength to pull himself upwards and into a position to deliver a headscissors, buying him enough time to make the tag to Kofi Kingston! Kingston was full of steam knocking down Jacobs with a leg lariat before heading over to the opposite corner and taking out Rhodes with a clothesline. Rhodes went flying to the outside, landing on Black who was still clutching his face. Kingston made a quick tag to Bourne, keeping a hold of Jacobs' arms as Bourne shot off the top and connected with a huge missile dropkick! The match had swung well in the favour of the babyface team who looked to put Jacobs away while Black and Rhodes were preoccupied on the outside.

    Bourne stalked Jacobs, waiting for him to get to his feet but was suddenly blindsided by Cody Rhodes! Rhodes clocks Bourne over the head with AJ Styles' NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt. It results in a DQ but Cody doesn't care as he nearly takes Kofi's head off with the belt after Kingston tries to aid his partner. Generico ducks Cody's attempt before trying to wrestle the belt off him but his efforts are foiled when Black reenters the ring and tackles him down with a spear. A beat down commences but the group can't inflict too much damage as the Briscoe Brothers come running down to the ring equipped with led pipes, quickly chasing off the three men. Rhodes, Black and Jacobs exit as Jay and Mark enter the ring and help the other three men to their feet.

    Boos ignite around the Convention Center as John Bradshaw Layfield appears onto the entrance ramp, instructing his men to return backstage. Layfield tests the friendship of the men in the ring, telling them to make the most of being 'pally' as he's just thought of a match for 'WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?'. He reveals that the Tag Team Championship will be on the line as the Briscoe Brothers defend against the team of Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne. Layfield adds that whoever wins won't hold the titles long as TAKEOVER has a more than suitable two candidates to dethrone either team. Layfield exits as tension mounts in the ring until finally the four men shake hands, encouraged by El Generico who is spouting Spanglish at the men willing them on.

    ***

    We return with a suited Brian Kendrick in the ring. Kendrick still looks untidy despite being in a suit and tie with his shirt not tucked in and a five o'clock shadow on his face. Kendrick eyeballs the crowd as they boo and yell at him before telling them to shut up and show respect to the 'Last Student of Shawn Michaels'. Kendrick labels himself the new Heartbreak Kid which results in louder boos from the audience. Kendrick doesn't seem fazed, instead laughing as he recalls his superkick to Paul London. He claims that last week he kicked Paul London out of his life and that this week he begins to travel down a new road. He discusses the battle between NWA and TAKEOVER that is currently plaguing the promotion before commenting that he has no allegiance to either side. The 'Last Student of Shawn Michaels' states that he is a loner and will take the path to what he seeks on his own. Kendrick says he trusts no one but himself and that no one else, not London or the fans, not TAKEOVER or NWA, will guide him to the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Kendrick says he will become champion on his own accord.

    Kendrick becomes enraged as he is interrupted by Paul London who receives mostly cheers from the crowd, a more noticeably positive reaction than in the past. Paul gets in the face of Kendrick before pacing the ring, a small 'London' chant beginning to develop from the audience. London says that in less than two weeks’ time, 'WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?' resides from the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia. London talks about how he and Kendrick became known by wrestling in Ring of Honor and how he used to love wrestling in Philly whenever ROH had a show there. He pauses before saying how much he'd enjoy kicking Kendrick's ass at the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia live on iPPV witnessed by the whole wide world. London ponders whether he should wait that long, asking the fans whether he should just kick Kendrick's ass right here in Texas. The crowd cheers as London asks Kendrick what he'd prefer. Kendrick looks aghast, taken aback and stammers out his words. Kendrick stutters that he needs a little time to think before turning his back and shuffling away from London who looks impatient and ready for a fight. Kendrick looks down at the floor before a maniacal look begins to spread over his face. All of a sudden he turns around and levels London with a superkick out of nowhere! Boos begin to fill the arenas as Kendrick says 'see you in Philly' grinning as he stands tall over his former friend and partner.

    ***

    In the night's second match, Samoa Joe is fed yet another vulnerable opponent. John Bradshaw Layfield watches on as Joe runs riot against local star Billy Wilson. Wilson is naive at the start, running at Joe and trying to take him down with a clothesline. The big man doesn't move an inch. Wilson tries once more but yet again gets the same result. Wilson doesn't give up, and this time springboards off the ropes and into the direction of Joe but the monster coolly walks out an incoming Wilson which results in the man splatting off the canvas. Joe sighs as Layfield howls with laughter at ringside. The Samoan Submission Machine stalks his opponent before hitting him from behind with a leg lariat which almost turns poor Billy inside-out.

    Wilson doesn't last much longer with Joe deciding to finish him off quickly, picking him up before hitting an emphatic musclebuster to earn an easy 1-2-3 having barely broken a sweat. After the match Layfield takes the microphone and announces that Alex Shelley has requested that he appears on a special edition of Tuesday Night Showcase with him and AJ Styles later tonight. JBL says he figures he's allowed a plus one, informing us that he and Samoa Joe will be Shelley's guest later tonight.

    ***

    Backstage, John Morrison is in front of a white screen, posing in his fur jacket for paparazzi. JoMo poses for a few shots while being interviewed by Candice Michelle. Morrison says it is an honor to be featured on the first centerfold of NWA: Resurrection's new magazine entitled 'Resurrection'. JoMo jokes that he and Candice should do a joint shoot somewhere in private but isn't laughing for long as he's blindsided by Roderick Strong! Candice lets out a scream and the photographers stop in shock as Strong pummels Morrison, ripping off his jacket before delivering a sickening boot to the back of his head. Strong looks at the photographers telling them to "photograph this, chumps" before spitting at Morrison and walking off, having sent a clear message to his future opponent.

    ***

    Drew Galloway and Richie Steamboat teamed up against local talents Pete Peterson and Joe Johnson in the third contest of the evening. Galloway and Steamboat made separate entrances but did appear to be on the same page, spurred from the injustices they'd both suffered at the hands of TAKEOVER the pair made short work of their opponents. Galloway took out Peterson with a huge gutwrench suplex before tagging out to Steamboat who climbed to the top turnbuckle to deliver his patterned diving crossbody. The Scotsman Galloway ran over to the opposite side of the ring to deliver a big boot to an oncoming Johnson allowing Steamboat to safely hook the leg for victory.

    Following the match both men stared at each other, simply nodding in respect rather than celebrating together. They left the ring together and although muted in celebrations, they certainly appeared more united than they had had prior to the match. Ross and Heyman seemed impressed that the two were able to be on the same page and leave behind their problems with each other for NWA's sake.

    ***

    An advert reminds us that 'WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?' will be live from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on October 19th. Lost Prophet's "It's Not the End of the World" blares along to clips of both TAKEOVER and NWA representatives before a voiceover informs us that a limited amount of tickets are still available for the event.

    ***

    Shelley's Showcase is set up in the ring for the final segment of the night. Alex Shelley and AJ Styles are standing in the ring waiting for the arrival of John Bradshaw Layfield and Samoa Joe. Styles looks lost without his championship gold and has to be restrained by Shelley as Layfield and Joe walk down the entrance ramp before joining them in the ring. Layfield looks as smug as ever while Joe simply stares a whole through two of the men he'll be facing in less than two week's time. Alex Shelley starts the interview, putting down Layfield and asking why he has brought his 'pet' (Samoa Joe) along with him. The 'Crown Jewel of NWA' adds that Layfield can do them the courtesy of telling them who the NWA 'mole' is. AJ Styles speaks up saying he wants his championship back and says if the TAKEOVER want it so badly, Layfield can put one of his many cronies in a championship match to try and win it fairly. Styles says he has no qualms in kicking any of their asses, title on the line or not. AJ suggests bringing whoever their inside man is to give him back his title so he and Shelley can give him a 'reward'.

    Layfield says he's going to cut to the chase and that after he says his piece, Styles can get his belt back. As for the insider - that will be revealed in due course. JBL mocks them and calls the two men 'naive'. Layfield questions the two whether they had planned to get him in the ring right now for a specific reason. He ponders whether it was part of an attempted ambush. JBL looks at Joe who smirks before pondering aloud whether he and the rest of TAKEOVER are one step ahead of Styles and Shelley. The duo look perplexed as Layfield continues and asks them to turn their attention to the titantron. The tron reveals a group of NWA wrestlers and backstage workers circled around two men laid out on the floor. The camera hurries over to the scene where we see the two bloodied and beaten men are none other than Drew Galloway and Richie Steamboat. Back in the ring, AJ Styles and Alex Shelley look at each other nervously before taking the fight to Joe and Layfield, knowing what was about to come.

    Cody Rhodes, Jimmy Jacobs and Tyler Black quickly hit the ring to outnumber Styles and Shelley who soon succumbed to the numbers game. A line of security suddenly appeared on the entrance ramp fighting with the likes of the Briscoe Brothers, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne and El Generico who tried valiantly to help their fellow stars but were also outnumbered as more and more members of security joined the fight against NWA wrestlers. In the ring, Shelley and Styles were now down and out, the 5-on-2 attack being too much for the men. Rhodes passed Styles' title belt to John Bradshaw Layfield who draped the belt over the injuries bodies of Shelley and Styles before placing his foot on the belt, standing on both men's bodies in the process.

    Tuesday Night Showcase concluded with rubbish and litter filling the ring, directed at TAKEOVER who once again were standing tall making us question whether NWA had any hope at all of defeating the five men and their mysterious inside man at 'WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?'.

    END TUESDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
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    THE MONEYBALL REVIEW
    The visual of Cody Rhodes in that opening sequence with the bloodstained belt was so fucking clear man I barely had to try to even imagine it. I love your format, and I love the polish that comes off in your every effort man. The build to War Games: What Price, Glory? is truly on, the first match has the mist of unpredictability and surely enough a melee is on. Looking forward to Briscoes/Bourne, Kingston. It seems TAKEOVER has a vice grip on this promotion at the moment.

    The Kendrick promo was awesome, this feels like Jannetty (sp?) versus Michaels for the new generation. You've actually made Brian Kendrick a legit contender with the style and description that you have put into his promos man, again I am yet to find a fault here god damn.

    Samoa Joe is one of my favorite wrestlers and to see him in a squash match is unnecessary I feel. People know he can do it to the very best, he doesn't need to waste his time beating up locals but rather taking big scalps but then again I am sure you have something big planned if he's going to be JBL's shadow later in the night.

    Nice to see JoMo get used, again this is my first read so I can't really say much about him and Strong so we'll see from here on out.

    Skipping the Galloway and Steamboat parts we hit Shelley's Showcase. Oh fuck no, he didn't just call Joe a 'pet'. Fuck. Damn the NWA gets beaten down again. A great build-up show but let me just tell you what caught my attention and made me write this review - that opening segment with Rhodes. It was just so crisply descriptive and had that real gritty pro-wrestling feel that I am sure you are going for here and its working brother. The rest of the show as good but that segment in itself was amazing, I visualized it so well and it really motivated me to write this review.

    You've got a full time follower in me boss, great show! No rating but I will for the PPV. Super opening segment and great major storyline and there's plenty to come I am sure.


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    NWA: Resurrection presents Tuesday Night Showcase
    Tuesday October 16th, 2012 | Episode XX
    George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas


    The road I walk is paved in gold
    To glorify my platinum soul
    I'll buy my way to talk to God
    So he can live with what I'm not
    The selfish blood runs through my veins
    I gave up everything for fame
    I am the life that you adore
    I feed the rich and f**k the poor
    I got, you want
    It just don't stop
    I got, you want
    It just don't stop
    This is entertainment
    Lies are entertainment
    You are down on your knees
    Begging me for more....
    -Innerpartysystem "Don't Stop"

    A landmark twentieth edition of Tuesday Night Showcase begins with a new entrance theme introducing us to the show. Kasabian's "Switchblade Smiles" has been replaced with American electronic rock band Innerpartysystem's "Don't Stop" which heavily features the wrestling talent from the stable TAKEOVER as well as clips of the rest of the NWA roster. The song screeches to a halt as the George R. Brown Convention Center comes into view. We don't hear the voices of our commentary team, instead the booming voice of TAKEOVER mastermind John Bradshaw Layfield directs our attention to the ring where he is located.

    Six members of security surround Layfield who mockingly tips his hat to the audience who are chanting 'Layfield sucks!' in unison. Layfield laughs about the conclusion to last week's show, boasting how he outsmarted NWA's Alex Shelley and AJ Styles. JBL claims he has there number as the past two weeks have shown before saying that he and TAKEOVER will have their number once again on Friday night. Layfield begins to talk about having an 'ace up his sleeve' but is interrupted by Richie Steamboat and Drew Galloway, their arrival igniting a loud positive reception from the Texas crowd. The duo look less than happy with Layfield after being on the receiving end of an ambush by two of his men last week. They join JBL and his team of security in the ring with a smug Layfield facetiously asking: "What can I do for you, gentlemen?"

    Galloway tells Layfield to shut his mouth before demanding that he and Steamboat get the chance to face any two members of TAKEOVER tonight. Steamboat informs Layfield that they're 'impatient' and don't want to wait three nights for the opportunity to kick their asses. Galloway continues, recalling TAKEOVER's attack last week and saying how they (Galloway and Steamboat) want retribution and they want it now. Layfield contemplates something for a moment before telling the two that they have their wish. He decides that TAKEOVER's Samoa Joe and Cody Rhodes will take on Galloway and Steamboat tonight but if Galloway and Steamboat fail to win, they will be withdrawn from the WARGAMES match and banned from the arena on Friday night. Layfield flashes a toothy grin but quickly leaves the ring, evading an irate Galloway who goes for Layfield but ends up connecting with a member of security. Galloway and Steamboat have a fight on their hands but somehow manage to clear the ring of the security guards, standing tall at the end of the first segment as Layfield watches on from the entrance ramp.

    ***

    'The Guro of Greatness' John Morrison is in the ring after commercials for the first match of the evening against a local Texan wrestler named Ryan Davidson. Davidson tries in vein to knock down Morrison but JoMo is far too quick, ducking his lariat attempt before connecting with a spinning heel kick. The move connects with the back of Davidson's temple, sending him silly and allowing Morrison to run riot from that point forward. Morrison finally puts his opponent out of his misery courtesy of a beautiful Starship Pain, earning him an emphatic three count. Morrison is interrupted in his post-match celebration by a raging Roderick Strong who comes out of the crowd and into the ring, attempting to blindside Morrison.

    JoMo has him scouted, seeing Strong out of the corner of his eye and ducking the clothesline attempt before springboarding off the ropes and back towards Strong, knocking him down with the Chuck Kick. Strong is dazed as he returns to his feet into a kick to the gut from Morrison before being on the receiving end of a huge tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Strong rolls out of the ring in agony as Morrison stands tall and proud having given Strong a taste of his own medicine days before 'WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?'.

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    Backstage, Alex Shelley is beside himself, as he and his NWA teammates Richie Steamboat and Drew Galloway are involved in a shouting match. Shelley questions the two's decision to confront Layfield tonight, telling them they should have remained patient and calm instead. Galloway and Steamboat aren't too pleased that Shelley is questioning their motives but fortunately NWA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles keeps the peace, immediately calming the situation before telling the trio he has a plan. Styles has a smile on his face before the cameras cut back to ringside.

    ***

    Back from commercials, Paul London is the recipient of a hot reception from the Texan crowd who have warmed to him in recent weeks following the betrayal he suffered at the hands of his friend and former tag partner Brian Kendrick. London half-heartedly smiles at the fans response as he talks about how he has been left flat on his back courtesy of the Superkick for two weeks in a row. London says that he's surprised he hasn't had to have jaw surgery, jokingly adding that his jaw could do with a bit of an adjustment. Before he can get much further, his friend-turned-foe comes out to interrupt him.

    'The New Heartbreak Kid' Brian Kendrick joins him in the ring, suited up and unshaven for the third consecutive week. The now bearded Kendrick says how he takes offence that London is out here right now. The 'Last Student of Shawn Michaels' says that London's already got what he wants - a match against Kendrick this Friday night. Kendrick questions London why he continues to embarrass himself, teasing London over the two Superkick's he's been on the receiving end of in recent weeks. Kendrick makes a bold claim, promising that he will show everybody that he carried Paul London the entire time they tagged together. At the iPPV, he is going to run rings around Paul London and show why the 'Last Student of Shawn Michaels' is in fact better than the very man that taught him.

    London cuts him off and says that he's glad he (Kendrick) joined him out here as there has been a development to their match. Kendrick mocks London, pulling a childish face before mimicking him saying the word 'development' repeatedly. London asks him if he's 'done yet' before informing us that following last week's show he was paid a visit by a man who has significance with both Kendrick and himself. Kendrick looks puzzled as he says that this same man hasn't taken too kindly to Kendrick referring to himself as 'The New Heartbreak Kid'. The man is none other than the 'Heartbreak Kid' himself, Shawn Michaels! Kendrick's face drops slightly but he attempts to put on a front telling London that he would put his feet down Michaels' throat with a Superkick if he had the nerve to stand in this ring right now.

    Paul laughs at Kendrick's retort before letting him know that he can attempt that this Friday at 'WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?' as 'HBK' himself will be present for their match: "Shawn Michaels has agreed to be the special enforcer for Paul London versus Brian Kendrick.". The crowd go nuts but in the ring Kendrick appears to look gaunt, he's muted and his face tells a very different picture. His eyes have widened and he can barely look London in the eyes until....SUPERKICK!

    However this week it's London who is standing over Kendrick who is in agony on the floor after a beautiful Superkick from London. The crowd have lost their minds as Jim Ross and Paul Heyman excitedly discuss the bombshell Paul London has dropped on us all. The segment comes to an end as London sweeps his hair out of his face, a look of satisfaction spread across his face as he stands over his once best friend.

    ***

    Evan Bourne tussled with Jay Briscoe with their respective tag team partners at ringside. The second match of the night served as a teaser for the championship bout between AirBourne and the Briscoe Brothers this Friday. Bourne and Briscoe shook hands before the tie-up, a sign of respect before throwing all niceties out as they do battle. Bourne gets the quick advantage, a deep arm drag is followed by a flying headscissors which sees Jay backed up towards the corner of the ring. Bourne wastes little time, running full force at his opponent before connecting with a double knee attack, sending Jay into the turnbuckles creating a whiplash-like effect. Jay buckles to the mat as Bourne scales to the turnbuckles...moonsault! NO! Jay rolls out of the ring and out of harms way however Bourne manages to land on his feet displaying great agility. Jay collects himself on the outside while his brother Mark passes on a few words of wisdom. Kofi Kingston shouts words of encouragement at his partner in the ring.

    Whatever Mark passed on helped his brother out as Jay began to make a comeback, fighting off Bourne's high octane offence with an in-your-face style. He brushes Bourne off with a beautiful uppercut to thwart his springboard-crossbody attempt. The move completely throws the match in the favour of Jay Briscoe who takes a few moments to catch his breath before beginning to dictate the match. Briscoe goes close with a lightning quick powerslam as well as an implant DDT but Bourne is plucky and courageous, kicking out of the first move before getting his arm up for the latter. Jay tries to put his opponent away as the match nears the ten minute mark. He signals for his finisher, the Jay Driller, hooking Bourne in but is unable to execute the manoeuvre as Bourne wriggles free before surprising Jay with a backslide: One...Two...Three! Evan Bourne secures a big win just days ahead of his side's title match!

    Post-match Jay is disgruntled and initially declines Bourne's offer of a handshake until his brother Mark makes him reconsider. Mark shakes the hand of both Kofi and Evan and Jay reluctantly follows suit. Jim Ross on commentary congratulates Bourne and Briscoe on a fine wrestling match and display of sportsmanship.

    ***

    Backstage, John Bradshaw Layfield is with the rest of TAKEOVER. He issues Black and Jacobs to stay backstage and to keep an eye backstage and make sure they punish anyone who tries to be a 'hero'. Layfield assures them that they won't be any problems at ringside.

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    It's main event time and John Bradshaw Layfield is ringside to watch Samoa Joe and Cody Rhodes tangle with Drew Galloway and Richie Steamboat. A line of security are present at the end of the entrance ramp, presumably under the orders of JBL.

    It's almost easy to forget Steamboat and Galloway were once rivals; the two are very much a comprehensive unit in the early goings as they take out all their anger and frustration on Cody Rhodes who struggles to withstand their attack and make a much needed tag out to the Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe. Galloway almost finds himself disqualified as he pummels away at Rhodes in his teams corner. He's reminded by both the referee and his partner of the five count. Richie tags himself in and tells Drew to calm himself down as he goes to work on Rhodes, continuing his and Galloway's good start.

    Rhodes finally finds a way through the opponentís rear-guard-like offence, ducking a lariat attempt from an irate Galloway, finding a breakthrough by connecting with a beautiful enziguri to the back of Galloway's head making him collapse to the canvas. Cody crawls out of the opponent's corner, buying himself enough time to crawl over and make a desperate tag to Joe. Joe calmly enters the ring as Steamboat is tagged in. Steamboat is cautious, circling around the ring before throwing himself into a tie-up with the monster only for Joe to shrug him off and throw him down to the mat. Richie picks himself up and tries again but this time Joe surprises him with a knee lift, puncturing his knee in Richie's gut before throwing him to the canvas with a side belly-to-belly slam. Joe begins a vicious assault, sweeping Galloway off the ring apron with a Yakuza Kick before focusing on Steamboat who looks badly winded. The Samoan begins to play with his opponent like he's a piece of food, throwing him around like a rag-doll. Firstly, Steamboat feels the full brunt of a T-Bone suplex before being launched into the air with a huge belly-to-belly throw.

    All is going well for JBL's men until ten minutes in when dismayed members of security try to grab his attention. JBL begins arguing with security who are trying to direct his attention to something but Layfield stops listening when an image appears on the titantron. It's similar to last week and sees members of the NWA roster and backstage officials circled around two bodies. They belong to Tyler Black and Jimmy Jacobs! Layfield groans before barking orders at the security members, ordering them to go backstage and solve the problem. The team of security immediately begin to file up the entrance ramp but two members stop half-way up the ramp and turn back towards Layfield. The angry TAKEOVER henchman tells them to get a move-on but the two men remove their visors to reveal themselves as none other than...AJ Styles and Alex Shelley! Layfield gulps, his crimson red face turning a pale white as he knows he's been out thought. Cody Rhodes tries to assist his boss but Styles and Shelley nail him with lefts and rights. Layfield tries to evade the two but Drew Galloway blocks him off on the outside.

    The outside melee diverts Joe's attention who stops his beat down on Steamboat to try and assist his men, only to be rolled up by a plucky Steamboat! One...Two...Three! YES! Steamboat and Galloway secure their places for the WARGAMES match. Joe kicks out a second too late as Styles, Shelley and Galloway re-enter the ring having disposed of Layfield and Rhodes who have ran for their lives, exiting through the crowd and in-turn leaving behind Joe. Joe looks at the four men, he isn't fearful but knows full well what is about to come. He tries in vain to fight his way out but is soon on the receiving end of a devastating Future Shock courtesy of Drew Galloway!

    Galloway smirks as he lies over the body of Samoa Joe as NWA's four representatives stand tall for the first time in weeks. AJ Styles and his men have finally got one over on John Bradshaw Layfield and TAKEOVER giving them a huge advantage just three nights before 'WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?'. Will the four men be laughing and smiling again by the end of Friday night's proceedings?



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    -www.nwa-resurrection.com

    ||WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?||

    || WARGAMES Match|||
    || TAKEOVER vs. National Wrestling Alliance||
    Cody Rhodes, Samoa Joe, Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black (w/John Bradshaw Layfield) versus AJ Styles, Alex Shelley, Drew Galloway & Richie Steamboat

    || NWA World Tag Team Championship Match||
    The Briscoe Brothers (c) versus Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne

    ||Grudge Rematch|
    John Morrison versus Roderick Strong

    ||Grudge Match||
    ||The 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels will be the Special Enforcer||
    Brian Kendrick versus Paul London



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    TAKEOVER
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    Wow man, this takeover really got good in January. Some great shows here WMS, I love the scene with JBL holding Styles up by his hair as he bleeds down onto the belt(then the metaphoric explanation on the next show). This fed hasn't stopped improving. War Games is going to be SICK!

    I can't say enough about how wonderfully this fed has come together over the last couple of posts. This storyline with JBL's takeover is one of, if not the most interesting storylines running in fan fic this month. Great great stuff, I heart it. I heart it a lot.

    Predictions:

    WARGAMES: What Price, Glory?||

    || WARGAMES Match|||
    || TAKEOVER vs. National Wrestling Alliance||
    Cody Rhodes, Samoa Joe, Jimmy Jacobs & Tyler Black (w/John Bradshaw Layfield) versus AJ Styles, Alex Shelley, Drew Galloway & Richie Steamboat

    || NWA World Tag Team Championship Match||
    The Briscoe Brothers (c) versus Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne

    ||Grudge Rematch|
    John Morrison versus Roderick Strong

    ||Grudge Match||
    ||The 'Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels will be the Special Enforcer||
    Brian Kendrick versus Paul London

    You have done a wonderful job of building up all of the characters in the War Games match. I can't wait to read it, and I think it's going to be an early contender for my 2013 match of the year. War Games matches are just awesome to me because of the layout. I plan on having an annual War Games match in the Buyout, and I'm glad to see you bring it into the NWA(with the perfect storyline behind it).

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    -October 18, 2012
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    NWA AXXESS REPORT

    NWA RESURRECTION held our first NWA AXXESS on the eve of 'WARGAMES: What, Price Glory?'. The event was held from the location of tomorrow nights iPPV at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Steve Austin was on hand at the event, surrounded by the four men that will represent NWA in tomorrow's huge WARGAME match. Austin announced that TAKEOVER would not be in attendance and that he had agreed a new stipulation with JBL and the NWA Board of Directors in time for tomorrow's match.

    "The WARGAMES match will now have elimination style rules. It isn't what you'd come to expect from the traditional match but a match of this magnitude, of such sheer scale and importance, will be held with elimination rules. Eliminations won't come into play until ALL eight men have entered the match-up. Once that happens, it's anything goes. The competitors can be eliminated by pinfall or submission until finally it comes down to the last team standing. We thought a mixture of the rules in the original WARGAMES matches with the rules you'd see in SURVIVOR SERIES matches in WWE were the best possible option for this contest, a contest I have full faith in my team of men to go out and win."

    That was the main piece of news from the event which also saw Shawn Michaels present to give his thoughts on the Paul London/Brian Kendrick bout he will be part of as special enforcer. The Heartbreak Kid was seen chatting to Paul London before finally talking to our interviewers about the match-up.

    "It's a match I'm really looking forward to. I know both men incredibly well, I spent a lot of time with both down at the Texas Wrestling Academy and despite Brian's attitude I have to admit both he and Paul are two guys that could and should be apart of matches like our fantastic main event, one day soon. People have questioned me over partiality but the Heartbreak Kid has shown over the years that he's 100% fair and straight as soon as that bell rings. As long as Brian doesn't step out of line, he has nothing to worry about. If he gets up in my face and attacks me then I'll have no choice but to disqualify him and play him some Sweet Chin Music! It's going to be great - I'm excited to see two men I watched grow compete on the big stage and then once that's over, we have the biggest match of NWA Resurrection's short history. WARGAMES baby. I never competed in one but I have to tell you, I'm not too envious of those guys getting the chance to do so because it's a match that can shorten careers. It's definitely the right kind of match-up for such a high-profile match."

    Paul London, John Morrison and the NWA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles were on hand all day for a meet-and-greet with fans, signing autographs and taking pictures for the many that were in attendance. An added bonus for those that turned up was a singles match between El Generico and PAC who is scheduled to return to the company for a couple of dates later in the year. Generico won a fun, fast and frantic contest after ten minutes with the Brainbuster.

    Word is that the company will do one or two more of these in the coming year.

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