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    Re: NWA Resurrection (July's #1 Fed!)


    Credit: Sproots! <3

    Yeah, a storm is threatenin'
    My very life, today
    And if I don't get some shelter
    Lord, I'm gonna fade away
    War, children, yeah
    It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away
    War, children, yeah
    It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away, yeah....
    -The Rolling Stones - 'Gimme Shelter'


    NWA: Resurrection - Fear and Loathing
    Friday August 10, 2012
    The Smith Center - Las Vegas, Nevada


    The Rolling Stone's legendary lead vocalist Mick Jagger's screams of the word 'away' leads us into our first view of a rammed Smith Center, with almost 2,000 screaming fans in the audience for NWA: Resurrection's first event out of the Texas area. Several of the fans are looking excited in anticipation of their first taste of live NWA action as the rest of us at home are welcomed by the commentary team of Jim 'JR' Ross and his colleague Paul Heyman. Ross and Heyman shout over 'Gimme Shelter' and the roars of the Vegas crowd with their usual mixture of hyperbole and excitement. Jim Ross calls it a historic night, saying that NWA: Resurrection takes its first steps out of Texas and enters a new horizon. Heyman is ecstatic and puts over Vegas as the land of sin and solace, with Ross questioning whether Heyman has partaken in any 'sin' or 'solace' himself since he got here. We never get Heyman's answer as the pair are interrupted by Sharman's Harvest's "Broken Dreams" which ignites a chorus of boos as well as the introduction of Drew Galloway. Galloway marches down the entrance ramp, snarling at the Vegas fans who look back at the star full of loathing and hatred. Galloway is oblivious to the negativity as he takes his place in the ring, awaiting his opponent for the night, looking eager to hurt and punish him as quickly as possible.

    He doesn't have to wait long as The Alan Parsons Project's 'Sirius', one of the most legendary wrestling themes in history blasts across the arena and the crowd erupt in cheers anticipating the arrival of Richie Steamboat. Steamboat comes flying onto the entrance ramp and is for once not all smiles. The son of the 'Dragon' is deadly serious, Galloway has stolen his smile and tonight he gets it back. Steamboat points towards the ring and shouts 'you' at Galloway before running from the ramp at full speed towards his opponent! Steamboat slides in the ring but is immediately under a barrage of attack from a cerebral Galloway. Steamboat fights off Galloway's attack, full of rage and the two star to trade blows as the bell rings and Fear and Loathing's opening match begins.


    Opening Match
    Grudge Match
    Richie Steamboat vs. Drew Galloway


    Summary: Steamboat starts strongest and it is clear for all to see he is full of fire as he shows a side that we haven't saw from him before. The youngster is ruthless and aggressive punishing his nemesis with a flurry of chops and forearm strikers before sending him to the canvas with a big Mongolian chop around the side of Galloway's head. Galloway struggles to contain Steamboat who starts with a quick and strong tempo, threatening to cause a quick upset, going close with a backslide before sending his opponent tumbling through the ropes and to the outside courtesy of a stiff dropkick to the chest. Steamboat braces himself before taking flight towards Galloway on the outside, only to crash off the announce desk as Galloway avoided the dive at the last split second. Steamboat rebounded off the desk with a sickening thud as his opponent watched on in disbelief, trying to catch his breath after being on the back-foot for the first few moments of the match.

    The match turns into the favour of Galloway following Steamboat's high-risk crash and burn and it sees Galloway dominate the proceedings by first attempting to wear down the speedy, energetic Steamboat by keeping him on the mat and locking in a variety of holds to slow down the match and help gain the advantage. Galloway uses his long legs as a vice to trap the body of Steamboat as well as creating pressure on his mid-section, causing him to roar in pain. The crowd get behind Steamboat and with their support he finally escapes Galloway's clutches, fighting and clawing his way out to grab the bottom rope and break the hold. Galloway is relentless however and the second Steamboat returns to his feet he is immediately mowed back down thanks to a vicious lariat that comes close to a three count. Galloway drags up his battered opponent before whipping him into the corner, showing great speed and awareness by following up with a huge big boot sending Steamboat slumping down to the mat. The Scot raises his hand in the air and taunts the NWA crowd as the match nears the eight minute mark with Galloway firmly in control of things.

    Galloway becomes slightly lackadaisical and too content as the match progresses which allows Steamboat to work his way back into things. Galloway goes for the Future Shock DDT, shouting insults at the crowd as he locks in the move. His time-wasting costs him as Steamboat spins out and reverses with a beautiful release capture suplex sending the crowd into a frenzy as they sense that their favourite can mount a comeback. Galloway bounces off the canvas, clutching his back before returning to his feet only to walk into a huge leg lariat from Steamboat who goes for an optimistic cover: One...Two...Th-No! Galloway gets the arm up but Steamboat is now back in control with 2,000 fans firmly behind him.

    Finish: Steamboat is in control as the match reaches the ten minute point as he takes Galloway down with an enziguri and begins his ascent to the top rope. The crowd favourite steadies himself and is ready to take flight with the cross body only to be foiled by Galloway who manages to scurry back to his feet and in an act of desperation dives towards Steamboat and throws him off the top rope. Steamboat crashes to the outside and lands nastily on the hard cold floor as Galloway looks on, keeping himself propped up by the turnbuckle. His and the crowd’s attention is diverted however as four masked men surround him in the ring. Galloway gulps and tries to escape from the ring but is stopped from two of the figures who pull him back in the ring and throw him towards one man who knocks him with a huge leg lariat. The four men start delivering boots to a prone Galloway until Steamboat makes his way back in the ring and tries to fight off the men to no avail. The four figures leave Steamboat and Galloway laid out and finally stop their attack when dozens of security members make their way to the ring.

    It's too late however, the damage has been done and the four mystery men make a break for it, exiting through the crowd and past anyone who tries to stop them. A smidgen of boos break out with some unhappy that a brilliant opening match has come to a startling conclusion but most are silent and in disarray at the events that have just transpired. Who were these four men and what are their motives?

    Winner: No Contest

    Aftermath: The arena is shrouded in silence as Jim Ross and Paul Heyman apologise for what has just transpired and stress that it wasn't meant to end in that circumstance. Ross bemoans such an ending to a great opening contest as Paul Heyman questions who is behind this attack and what are they trying to gain from it. The two are interrupted as the feed changes to backstage where scenes are hectic following the mystery interference.

    ***


    Dusty Rhodes is the main figure backstage and is completely losing his mind, berating anyone and everyone in sight. Rhodes is beside himself and is asking everyone where the head of security is. The usually calm and collected 'American Dream' is red in the face, enraged and spitting with every word he enunciates. Finally the head of security is tracked down and appears to be slightly intimidated by a furious Dusty Rhodes who rips into the man.

    Dusty Rhodes: "Get your shit together you stupid son of a bitch! We're out there to thousands on the internet and you can't control simple stuff like this? You get your men together, you get more men and you better make sure that no more men in masks make it in to this arena tonight. If I even hear that a masked man has been within a mile radius of this arena than I will personally make sure you never work a day in your life again! Do you understand me?"

    The head of security takes a gulp and tells Rhodes he can guarantee the rest of the show will go off without a hitch. Rhodes thanks him before sending him on his way, calming down slightly as sweat drips from his forehead. We go from a stressed Dusty Rhodes back to ringside in time for the second match of the evening with the Las Vegas crowd still in shock from the conclusion of Galloway and Steamboat's match.

    ***

    Jim Ross and Paul Heyman divert out attention back to the scenes that tainted the end of the opening match and show a replay of its conclusion where we once again see the four masked men attacking Galloway and then Steamboat. Ross says the show must go on and that security has been strengthened to ensure the show continues without any hitches. Ozzy Osbourne's 'I Don't Wanna Stop' brings everyone back to earth as Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne run out to the entrance ramp before sprinting to the ring, eager to remind everyone that there is more than one match tonight. The pair earn a respectable amount of cheers as they take their place in the ring following their usual entrance of back-flipping from the top turnbuckle back into the ring. Kingston and Bourne talk tactics as they await their opponents for the night.

    Moments later the crowd unite with jeers as Walls of Jericho "The Haunted" blasts over the P.A system signalling the arrival of Jimmy Jacobs and Christopher Daniels. Unlike their opponents, the two men aren't all smiles and look dead set on inflicting as much pain and torture as humanely possible. The duo talk some trash to fans as they make their way down the entrance ramp before joining Bourne and Kingston in the ring. The four men go at it straight away with blood boiling from a feud which has ignited in the last few weeks. Eventually the men are restrained and we are able to begin our second match of the night. Kingston and Jacobs start things off as the bell rings.


    Second Match
    Grudge Match
    Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne vs. Christopher Daniels & Jimmy Jacobs


    Summary: Kingston and Jacobs lock up with Kingston gaining the quick advantage over his smaller opponent. Kofi whips Jacobs into the ropes before taking him down with a quick head-scissors followed by a rapid arm-drag. Kingston keeps a firm hold of Jacobs' arm, wrenching it back before twisting it and forcing Jacobs back to his feet. Jacobs grits his teeth displaying anguish and pain as Kingston twists him around again before flooring him with a huge spinning heel kick. Kingston takes a small break to play up to the crowd slightly but is wary as to not take much time as he drags Jacobs over to Bourne's direction, making the tag. Kingston holds Jacobs over his knee as Bourne springboards in with a sommersault dive ala Eddie Guerrero. Bourne lands on the sternum of Jacobs, sending his back crushing into the raised knee of Kingston, a move which targets both his front and back midriff. Bourne takes over Kingston's good work as the face team enjoy the better of the opening few minutes.

    It isn't too long before Jacobs and Daniels resort to their normal tricks to get back into the match. Bourne's good work is interrupted as Daniels makes his way into the ring, frustrated with how things are playing out, and nearly takes Bourne's head off with a lariat. Kingston takes offence to this but the referee blocks him from entering the ring which allows Jacobs and Daniels to make the most a 2-on-1 advantage as they deliver boots to a floored Bourne. Daniels is quickly tagged in soon after and the fresh man pulls the match back in his side's favour as he demolishes Bourne with a stiff offence, nearly getting the W for his team following a brutal reverse STO. Daniels grows tired of Bourne's relenting and tags out to Jacobs who immediately punishes his opponent with a stiff boot to the chest followed by snap DDT driving Bourne's neck into the mat.

    The match progressed into a stalemate as Kingston got tagged back into things after a desperation enziguri from Bourne starved off Jacobs for a moment. Kingston came in full of fire knocking down Jacobs and then taking down Daniels with a huge dropkick, only to turn into Jacobs who attempted to hit him with a flying forearm only for Kingston to attempt a leg lariat at the same time which resulted in both men clattering into each other mid-air and collapse back to the mat as the match begins to take its toll on all four competitors. The Vegas crowd are on their feet as a thrilling tag match has eventually taken their mind off the events that unfolded earlier. Both men just say beat the ten count with Kingston up at a count of seven and Jacobs up at eight as the match shows no sign of a clear winner.

    Finish: Pandemonium breaks loose at the match steps into one final gear with all four men in the ring. Bourne and Daniels are brawling at one side while Kingston escapes the clutches of Jimmy Jacobs at the other side. Bourne and Kingston sense a turn in their favour as Kingston hobbles backwards just as Bourne shoves Daniels in his direction...Trouble in Paradise! Jacobs looks shocked as Kingston returns to his feet and the two men collide resulting in both tumbling over the top rope and spilling to the outside. Evan Bourne is wide-eyed as he sees an opportunity beckoning. He seizes his chance as he climbs to the top turnbuckle, composing himself before taking full-flight with a beautiful Shooting Star Press. He connects with the move that he dubs 'AirBourne', bouncing off the sternum of Daniels, winding himself slightly with the impact of the move. Bourne rolls backwards in pain before coming to his sense and draping his arm over the chest of Daniels for the three count and the win for his team.

    Winners: Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne (via AirBourne - pinfall)

    Aftermath: Jimmy Jacobs crawls back in the ring but it's seconds too late as Bourne secures victory for himself and Kofi. Kingston returns to the ring and helps Bourne back to his feet and the two begin to embrace as Jacobs kneels over his partner Daniels in disbelief. Bourne holds his ribcage as Kofi raises his hand before the two exit to the back with the fans voicing their delight. Jacobs and Daniels share a few cross words to one another before leaving with their heads down with the taste of defeat swirling around their mouths.
    ***


    Backstage, Todd Grisham is with Alex Shelley. Grisham tells Shelley that Candice Michelle was scheduled to interview him but refused after Shelley's behaviour towards her a few weeks ago. Shelley is wearing dark sunglasses and shrugs his shoulders telling Grisham it's 'her loss'. Grisham seems a little lost for words before asking Shelley for his thoughts ahead of his loser leaves town match with Jerry Lynn later tonight. Shelley is as confident and arrogant as ever with his reply.

    Alex Shelley: "Do I look like a loser to you Grisham? Seriously? Is this the body of a loser? Do you hear a loser talking right now? No, you don't. Look at my opponent tonight for a second Griswald. He's a washed-up never-been, has an injured leg that I assure you I will target throughout the match and let's face it his best days are firmly behind him. And then you have myself - Alex Shelley - the new star of NWA! My future is so bright Grizzler that I've got to wear these shades! I'm hotter than the sun, baby! And after I beat Lynn tonight, I'm going to go to all the Vegas casinos and make aquiantences with some of Vegas' most beautiful women. And if they're lucky enough they might just get to taste what a winner tastes like - if you get what I'm saying because -"

    Shelley stops mid-sentence and takes his attention away from Todd Grisham to a taller figure that has walked into camera shot: Austin Aries. Aries and Shelley look one another up and down for a moment before Aries takes Shelley's glasses from his face and stamps on them much to the chagrin of Alex Shelley. Shelley is fuming but he knows better than to start a fight with Aries who sizes Shelley up and down before shaking his head in amusement.

    Austin Aries: "You haven't learned, have you? I thought that maybe, just maybe, what happened at A Fistful of Matches might have helped you to start take things seriously but no, here you are with your cheesy glasses, rip-off phrases and false bravado ahead of the biggest match of your career. You're going to need a lot of luck tonight."

    Aries looks at Shelley with a look of disgust before beginning to walk off only to be stopped in his tracks by Shelley, who looks to have been nerved by what Aries had just said. For once Shelley isn't full of jokes and cockiness, he isn't intimidated by Aries and has something to get off his chest.

    Alex Shelley: "The last time I checked Aries, it's not just me that may be facing the reality of wrestling his last match in this promotion tonight. You also have a match tonight that determines your future. Like it or not Aries, both of us may be without a job tonight, although I assure you that I will do everything in my power to make sure that at least one of us is still here after tonight. You're looking at the future of this company Aries, and I'm deadly serious about that."

    Shelley and Aries go face to face and it looks for a moment like the two are going to go to blows but Aries backs off and smiles in the direction of Shelley before delivering one final statement.

    Austin Aries: "You know what? I'd like to think that both of us will survive tonight and have a future here because I think, no scratch that, I know our paths are going to meet again and who knows? It might just be me who beats the seriousness into you. I'd like that..."

    Aries laughs before leaving Shelley to contemplate what he had just said. Grisham tries to get more out of Shelley but Shelley snaps, shoving Grisham out of the way before leaving, less than pleased that Aries had got the final say in their war of words.

    ***

    Back at ringside, Jim Ross and Paul Heyman discuss the upcoming match, a rematch from the last iPPV between Roderick Strong and Low Ki. We are treated to a quick replay of last month's match and we see Low Ki dismantle the leg of Strong before making him submit with the Dragon Clutch. Heyman and Ross discuss Strong's chances and say that it all depends on how he copes with Ki's kicking offence - if Strong can avoid Ki's stiff kicks than he'll stand a better chance of victory. Strong enters moments later as Pantera's "5 Minutes Alone" blares across the arena and out comes an intense Roderick Strong. Strong doesn't receive the same warm welcome as he did the previous month with Jim Ross reminding us how this rematch has become an obsession for Strong in recent weeks and as a result has changed his behaviour and attitude.

    Low Ki is greeted with a strong reception as 50 Cent and Tupac's "Realist Killers" plays over the P.A. Ki is oblivious to the cheers, too pumped up to even notice the crowd are fully behind him despite his foreign allegiances. Ki stomps his way to the ring, power-walking down the entrance ramp before impressively jumping up to the ring apron. He does a slit-throat gesture in the direction of Roderick Strong who screws up his fists, ready to right his wrongs. The two men pace around the ring, their eyes transfixed upon one another before jumping into a tie-up. The bell rings and the rematch is underway.


    Third Match
    A Fistful of Matches Rematch
    Roderick Strong vs. Low Ki


    Summary: Immediately Ki tries to go for the stiff kicks to Strong's legs, the same tactic that helped him win the duo's encounter at A Fistful of Matches. Strong is wiser and he avoids a swift kick in the early goings, before going one better by catching Ki's leg on the second attempt. Strong grins knowing he has Ki in an awkward position but nearly gets decapitated as Ki fires back with an enziguri around the side of Strong's head. Strong collapses to the mat as Ki thinks about his next move, trying to come up with a back-up plan as it appears Strong has the kicks well scouted. Ki begins to work at the abdomen of Strong, warming him up for the move that put him away in their previous match - the Dragon Clutch. Ki stretches Strong out before wrapping his legs around his mid-section, putting more strain on his body. Strong relents so Ki ups the pressure, slapping Strong in the face with a backhand slap before riving his elbow across Strong's face in addition to the hold he had trapped on Strong's mid-section. Strong shows signs of fading but uses all of his body weight and strength to return to a vertical position with Ki beginning to worry. Ki tries in vain to work Strong back down to his knees but Strong refuses and throws himself backwards, crushing Ki on the mat and successfully breaking the hold. The crowd applaud in appreciation as Strong tries to catch his breath back and get back into the driving seat.

    Strong and Ki return to their feet at the same time with Strong staggering towards Ki who tries to take him straight back down with a flying headscissors only to see his effort thwarted as Strong counters with a brutal tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Ki's back and spine fold into the right knee of Strong who snarls with pleasure upon delivery. The impact can be heard around the arena and sparks a resurgence in the match for Strong who spends the next portion of the match working away at the back of Ki, much like Ki worked away at his leg in their previous bout. Strong tortures his opponent, driving his knee right into the center of his back while stretching out his arms at the same time, trying to make him submit. Ki gritted his teeth before howling out in pain, trying to shuffle over to the bottom ropes but Strong dragged him back. Ki tried again, on this occasion twisting his body and rocking back and forth before finally getting into enough space to stretch his left leg and drape it across the bottom rope to break the hold. Strong was furious, dragging Ki back to a vertical base before raising him in the air by both arms, keeping him raised for a few seconds before spinning him around and letting him fall, landing once again back first into Strong's raised knees. Ki thudded off Strong's knees before collapsing to the mat, clutching his back and screaming in pain. Strong went for the pin believing he had done enough for the win: One...Two...Thr-No! Ki gets the arm up, he's not going to give this one up without a fight.

    Ki continued to show the fighting spirit that is synonymous with Japanese competitors as Strong threw everything at him in an attempt to get the win he had been craving for weeks. Ki tried to fight back, delivering a huge kick to Strong's calf with chopping away at his chest but Strong fought back with a headbutt before a kick of his own, taking Ki down with a huge Yakuza Kick. Strong looked confident that Ki was all but done as he hooked him in, looking for a Gibson Driver. Ki tried to fight but Strong locked him in before hoisting him up and drilling him back down - the Gibson Driver connects! Strong doesn't waste anytime, diving back towards Ki and hooking his leg for the One...Two...Three! No! Noooo! Ki gets his leg on the rope at 2.9, right at the very last split-second! Strong celebrates but is soon in hysterics as the referee diverts his attention to the bottom rope where Ki has his leg. Strong is enraged and he begins to kick away at the leg of Ki, stomping again and again until he is warned by the referee. Strong does the same slit throat gesture he received from Ki earlier as his obsession begins to drive him over the edge.

    Finish: With almost fifteen minutes on the clock, Strong looks for that one last move to finish off Low Ki who has managed to kick out of everything Strong has had to offer including his finishing move. Ki is whipped into the corner as Strong follows with a big clothesline before working him over in the corner with forearms and chops. Strong grabs Ki by the neck and tells him it's over as he lifts him up and places him onto the top turnbuckle before joining him. Strong tries to hook Ki in for a Super Gibson Driver but Ki still has enough sense to fight out, fighting for his life as Strong attempts to nail a move that could keep any opponent down for ten seconds, nevermind three. Ki does enough and lands a huge headbutt on Strong that sends him staggering backwards, he grabs the ropes out of desperation as he barely hangs on. Ki and Strong's eyes meet as Ki knows he now has Strong's number before hitting him with a big Mongolian Chop around the head, leaving Strong dazed and confused as he falls from the top rope and crashes feet below to the canvas. Ki's eyes widen as he knows he now has the match in his grasp, he composes himself before...Warrior's Way! Ki launches himself from the top before darting down two-footed into the chest of Strong connecting with the Warrior's Way. Ki skids off his chest and into the canvas before crawling over and hooking the leg for the three and a second successive victory over Strong.

    Winner: Low Ki (via Warrior's Way - Pinfall)

    Aftermath: Ki celebrates his hard fought victory, clutching his back as he hobbles back up the entrance ramp, his name being chanted by those in attendance who have quickly fell in love with his hard-hitting style and never give up attitude. Back in the ring Roderick Strong finally comes to and throws a tantrum when he realises he was once again bettered by Low Ki. Strong leaves the ring, kicking the ropes in frustration before heading up the entrance ramp, a dejected figure.
    ***


    Backstage, we see Jerry Lynn and AJ Styles conversing outside their locker room. Styles has a look of worry across his face before the two embrace. Styles slaps Lynn on the shoulder and tells him to go out there and give it his all. Lynn promises he'll give nothing less before turning on his heels and heading towards the ring. We are just moments away from a massive Loser Leaves Town match and the crowd begins to buzz with anticipation!

    ***

    A video package documents the long-drawn feud between Alex Shelley and Jerry Lynn - starting back at Flair for the Gold Night I when Shelley attacked Lynn post-match, and raging on in the months that have elapsed since. We see Shelley challenging Lynn to the match and the ups and downs from both men that have gone on since. A still of Shelley and Lynn face to face ends the package before we return to ringside where Jim Ross and Paul Heyman are billing the match as the biggest in NWA Resurrection's history thus far. Heyman and Ross both say they've known Lynn for many years, since the early 90's in WCW and speculate that Lynn is the underdog in this contest. Ross reminds us of Lynn's injured leg but says that Alex Shelley can't afford to take Lynn lightly otherwise his NWA career will end tonight. Right on cue, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's "Weapon of Choice" sends the Smith Center into jeers with Alex Shelley arriving on the entrance ramp. Shelley's cockiness from earlier has evaporated and with Austin Aries' words still ringing in his ears, he looks more focused and serious than ever, something both Ross and Heyman comment upon.

    Shelley takes his place in the ring, not bothering to pose or taunt the crowd and instead he leans against the turnbuckles preparing himself for the biggest match of his career thus far. The arena is soon filled with cheers as the sound of Fear Factory's "Replica" surrounds the Smith Center and moments later Jerry Lynn arrives onto the entrance ramp. Lynn takes in the crowd for a moment, a smile stretching across his worn face as Paul Heyman comments it may be the last time Lynn comes out onto the NWA entrance ramp to wrestle a match. It's a touching moment as he finally begins to walk down the entrance ramp with energy and excitement that could be mistaken for a competitor wrestling his first match, not potentially his last. Lynn joins Shelley in the ring and immediately Shelley begins to talk trash. Lynn is composed but loses his rag when Shelley spits his gum in his direction. Lynn flies at Shelley with a forearm as the bell rings and our Loser Leaves Town match gets underway.


    Fourth Match
    Loser Leaves Town Match
    Jerry Lynn vs. Alex Shelley


    Summary: "Let's go Jerry!" chants echo around the Smith Center as Lynn and Shelley wrestle around on the floor with Shelley desperately trying to get a hold of Lynn's right knee, the same knee Shelley injured a few weeks ago on Tuesday Night Showcase. The veteran is smart however and he destroys Shelley with elbows to the chest and then face in a bid to keep him away from the knee. The elbows hinder Shelley's attack and allows Lynn to keep him away from the knee for a few moments longer. Lynn fires back with a number of knife-edge chops and forearm smashes before delivering a beautiful standing dropkick, delivered with enough power to send Shelley hurling through the ropes and out of the ring. Lynn looks around the arena, soaking up the energy on display before flying over the ropes with a beautiful plancha to knock Shelley back down. Lynn rises to his feet immediately, slightly favouring his knee but he raises his arm in the air and plays to the crowd who are fully behind him. Lynn drags Shelley back up and rolls him into the ring only for Shelley to sneak back up and chop down his right knee with a leg block. Lynn collapses onto his knees, biting his lip in an attempt not to scream in pain before Shelley delivers a shining wizard to the face, knocking him down completely. Shelley refocuses himself and begins to work on Lynn's knee. He begins targeting it for the next section of the match, dissecting his opponent by working away at the limb, hyper extending then striking Lynn's right knee.

    Shelley has slowed the pace of the match down which the crowd don't react kindly too. Shelley taunts the crowd with a Ric Flair-esque strut as he walks around the ring dragging Lynn by the knee with him, before dropping an elbow right down on the knee, locking in a leg lock and working away at Lynn's knee with elbow after elbow yelling at him to submit. Lynn calls him a 'son of a bitch' before spitting in his face. Shelley releases the hold and wipes the spit out of his face as he returns to his feet. Lynn attempts to scramble back up to his feet as Shelley shoots him a look of disgust before firing away with repeated stomps to Lynn's knee before finishing with a flying knee drop. Lynn wisely rolls out of the ring and attempts to buy some time as Shelley poses in the center of the ring, doing the same pose as Olympian Usain Bolt and declaring to everyone in attendance that he is the "best of all time". Shelley watches Lynn crawl back in the ring and begins to laugh at how pathetic he appears. Shelley casually strolls over to Lynn, but he underestimates his opponent and Lynn draws him in with a roll-up: One...Two...Thr-No! Shelley bundles out with a look or horror across his face, he realises how close he was to losing out of nowhere. All of a sudden he goes straight back on the attack and fires back with kicks and elbows to Lynn's knee before locking in a figure-four-leg-lock! Shelley drags Lynn into the center of the ring away from the ropes with the hold firmly locked in with pressure applied to Lynn's hurt knee. Shelley tears away but Lynn doesn't give up, instead trying to find a way to claw to the ropes only for Shelley to drag him back immediately. The crowd rally behind their man as Shelley has the hold locked in hard, Lynn goes for his back-up and begins to gain some momentum, using the crowd's energy and feeding from it before twisting from side to side in an attempt to reverse the hold. Finally, Lynn gets enough momentum to turn onto his belly and force the hold onto Shelley! The crowd cheer with delight as Lynn turns the tables on Shelley and has the hold locked in, in the middle of the ring. Shelley screams in agony as Lynn props himself up to try and force more pressure on his opponent. Shelley claws and scrapes but Lynn drags him back in! Shelley finally finds a way out, contorting his body before kicking out at Lynn who goes flying back and releases the hold, both men drained from the submission. The reversal allows Lynn to catch his breath and tend to his knee as Shelley too tries to recoup some energy. A valiant match begins to take its toll as both men reach their feet just before the ten count, trading blows as the match passes the fifteen minute point.

    The figure-four-leg-lock reversal proved to be a turning point in the match as Lynn gained heart from the reversal and enjoyed the next few minutes as he went close on numerous occasions to ending Shelley's NWA career, first with a swinging neckbreaker and secondly by a great counter to Shelley's Lionsault attempt, moving out of the danger position before catching Shelley with a lungblower after he'd done well to land on his feet. The move took a great deal out of Lynn and the few seconds that it took for him to hook the leg proved to be costly as Shelley got his arm up before the three count. Lynn went for the Package Piledriver to try and put Shelley away but his knee buckled and allowed Shelley to counter, hoisting Lynn up before dropping him square on his back and locking in a Half Boston Crab, focusing on the injured right knee, once again trying to make him submit. Lynn was quick this time scrambling to the ropes, kicking Shelley away sending him staggering back before connecting with a Superkick, using his hurt leg which resulted in him not getting enough power in the kick to keep him down for the three. The move did however keep Lynn with a survivors chance as the match crept to the twenty minute point.

    Finish: Fatigue begins to play a huge part of the match as a mammoth effort begins to effect Lynn's performance. A cerebral Shelley begins to take advantage as he goes through signature move after signature move in an attempt to keep the veteran down. The crowd raise the volume to get behind Lynn as Shelley grabs a hold of his neck and begins sprinting towards the turnbuckles preparing for Slicedbread #2 but no! Lynn blocks and throws Shelley over his back only for Shelley to land on his feet behind Lynn and hoist him up from behind, attempting a back suplex. Lynn too lands on his feet after slipping behind Shelley but he hurts his knee slightly on landing allowing Shelley to take advantage with a roll-up: One...Two...Thre-No! Lynn uses his momentum to roll back through and leave Shelley in pinning predicament: One...Two...Three-No! Oh, so close but Shelley bursts out of the pin at the last second and scrambles back to his feet before running back at Lynn, only to rolled up with an inside cradle! One...Two...Shelley rolls back and now Lynn's shoulders are pinned against the mat: One...Two...Shelley grabs a handful of Lynn's trunks...Three! Lynn bursts out but it's too late! The referee has already counted to three and the crowd falls silent with shock.

    Winner: Alex Shelley (via inside cradle - pinfall)

    Aftermath: Shelley crawls away from Lynn and rolls out of the ring celebrating the win as if he had just won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Lynn is distraught in the ring, close to tears as he returns to his feet with his hands on his hips. Lynn limps forward slightly and almost doubles over from exhaustion as the fans begin to chant "Jerry" in appreciation for all his efforts. Tears begin to roll down his cheek as he puts his hand up and thanks the crowd for their respect. He asks for a microphone from ringside but we don't get to hear a farewell speech as Alex Shelley rolls back in the ring and blindsights Lynn. The noise is deafening as the crowd boo and jeer Shelley for his actions. Shelley laughs as he nails Lynn with a Lionsault before raising his arm in the air, basking in the crowd's fury. The ring gets littered with rubbish as the fans throw anything in their possession at Shelley who soon exits the ring and heads up the entrance ramp, his job done and his career safe, glowing with the knowledge that he has ended Jerry Lynn's NWA: Resurrection career. We see one final shot of Jerry Lynn lying in the ring surrounded by debris, a defeated man.
    ***


    We see a split screen of the respective tag teams just moments ahead of the NWA World Tag Team Championship match. Paul London and Brian Kendrick are all smiles, making jokes as they exit their locker room with Kendrick shoving a backstage official for the hell of it, purely for his and Paul's amusement. On the other side of the split screen Jay and Mark Briscoe are huddled together discussing a game plan, before chest bumping and high fiving one another. Their intensity is on a whole different level as they charge towards the entrance ramp with every onlooker hoping they'll give the arrogant champions a beating they'll never forget.

    ***

    Back at ringside, the ring is now clear and ready for the fifth contest of the night, and the first title match of the evening. Jim Ross and Paul Heyman recall the finish to the last match and bemoan the lack of respect Alex Shelley showed for a legend like Jerry Lynn as well as the entire audience. Ross says there is no doubt that Shelley is a fine performer but his attitude stinks. Heyman agrees and says it saddens him to see an ECW hero like Jerry Lynn have to hang up his boots. The duo's attention is snapped back to the ring where Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Gimme Back My Bullets" plays, signalling the arrival of the challengers. Jay and Mark Briscoe walk out onto the entrance ramp and receive a huge positive reaction from the Vegas crowd who are hoping for new champions to be crowned tonight. The two brother's charge down to the ring meaning business, taking their place in the ring to await their opponents, the champions that have more than got under their skin in recent weeks.

    Londrick arrive onto the entrance ramp with Tomoyasu Hotei's 'Battle Without Honor or Humanity' surrounding the arena accompanied by boos and jeers. The NWA World Tag Team Champions are all smiles and laughs, somewhat of an oxymoron when you consider their serious entrance theme. They join their challengers in the ring, back-flipping from the top turnbuckles, landing on their feet with the expressions on their face that is to be expected from their show-off selfs. The two men share a light-hearted joke as they look in the direction of The Briscoe Brothers who look like they want nothing more than to break some skulls and win that championship gold. The official holds the tag titles high in the air and the bell rings with Paul London and Mark Briscoe starting things off for their respective teams. Our first title match of the evening begins.


    Fifth Match
    NWA World Tag Team Championship Match
    Paul London & Brian Kendrick (C) vs. Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe


    Summary: Mark Briscoe squirms out of a tie-up before smashing London down with a huge flying forearm. London quickly gets back up only for Briscoe to club him with chops and forearm smashes before dropping him down with an atomic drop and bulldog combination. The Briscoe Brothers get out of the blocks the quickest and show good teamwork by exchanging quick tags to keep London at bay, making a perfect start to the championship match. London struggles as Jay Briscoe enters the fray, flying from the top rope and springboarding into the ring, knocking his opponent down with a springboard clothesline. The Briscoe's continue to keep London away from Kendrick and try to wear him down in his respective corner. Brian Kendrick has had enough, frustrated on the ring apron he decides to take action, charging in the ring only to be taken down by Mark Briscoe who springboards into the ring and knocks Kendrick down with a springboard elbow! The referee is distracted however and that is enough for London to take advantage as he hits Jay with a low blow from behind followed by a desperation DDT, drilling Jay head-first into the mat. The move buys him some precious time and moments later he makes the tag in to the fresh Brian Kendrick, who takes advantage of the situation. He first stops Jay from making the tag, flying in before hitting an elbow to Jay's sternum then returning to his feet and delivering a beautiful standing dropkick to Mark, knocking him from the ring apron and to the outside. Paul London sees an opportunity and returns to the ring using Kendrick as a platform, stepping off his back and launching himself at Mark on the outside with a beautiful Shooting Star Plancha! The crowd voice their appreciation for a stunning move as Kendrick controls Jay back in the ring, the match now in Londrick's favour.

    London and Kendrick impress at the match progress, showcasing a crisp and smooth offence as they seek to successfully retain their gold at the first time of asking. They display great teamwork with Jay Briscoe being on the receiving end of a flapjack from Kendrick which results into a hard dropkick to the face from London, not quite enough to get the three but still enough to slow down the younger Briscoe brother. Kendrick slows things down as the match progresses, keeping his opponent trapped on the mat with a chinlock before turning it into a headlock. Jay fights out however and returns to a vertical base, attempting to back suplex Kendrick but Kendrick lands on his feet and takes Briscoe straight back down with a calf kick to the face before tagging in London who continues his dirty work. Jay finally finds a way out as London slips up taking too much time with a dropsault attempt allowing Jay to move out of the way and roll through to tag in his older brother Mark who comes charging in the ring and takes London down with a leg lariat before taking his partner Kendrick down with a running knee to the face sending Kendrick nastily crashing into the guardrail on the outside. London staggers back to his feet and falls in the direction of Mark who annihilates him with a running knee followed by a double powerbomb, folding London up like an accordion. Mark goes for the pin but London somehow gets his arm up at 2 and three quarters, his gold belt engraved in his mind as an incentive to kick out of anything that comes his way.

    The match passes the ten minute stage with Jay and Mark Briscoe in the driver's seat, London and Kendrick continue to show great spirit and a never say die attitude but the brothers continue to pick up momentum with it looking increasingly likely that we will have new champions. London tries to fight back with lefts and rights but Jay cuts him off, blocking his punch before trapping his arm and tagging in Mark who comes crashing down from the top with a missile dropkick with Jay following up with a belly-to-back suplex for good measure. Brian Kendrick is stirring on the outside and he sees his partner in trouble, Kendrick crawls along the hard floor on the outside unnoticed by Jay and Mark with the commentary team speculating that Kendrick is up to no good.

    Finish: Just moments later Mark has London on his shoulders with Jay ascending to the top rope ready for the Doomsday Device. The crowd hold their breath with anticipation only to yell with fury as Brian Kendrick darts a chair at Jay, knocking him from the top rope and to the outside. The referee calls for the bell as Mark releases London and looks at Kendrick in disbelief. Kendrick holds himself up by the ropes and is positioned on the ring apron laughing in the face of Mark who is ready to attack out of anger and frustration until London cheap shots him from behind. The Briscoes have won as a result of disqualification but Londrick retain the belts!

    Winners: The Briscoe Brothers (via DQ)

    Aftermath: Kendrick re-enters the ring and joins in the attack with London as they deliver the boots to Mark Briscoe. Jay Briscoe is still knocked out on the outside and is unable to help as his brother falls victim to a vicious 2-on-1 attack. The champions seem delighted with themselves and high-five one another for their cunning plan working a treat. Kendrick picks up a fallen Mark Briscoe and hooks him in as London watches and waits...Get Well Soon! Mark collapses with a thud as London and Kendrick kneel over his body. Jay Briscoe crawls back in the ring but is moments too late and quickly finds himself on the receiving end of the Get Well Soon, just as his brother had seconds earlier. The champions stand over their challengers, raising their belts high for everyone to see as the crowd target their anger at the duo. Ross speculates that it won't be the last time these four men share the same ring as the scene changes to the backstage area.
    ***


    Backstage, KENTA is busy training in preparation for his NWA World Heavyweight Championship bout with AJ Styles. KENTA is shadow boxing, sweat dripping from his brow and his breath heavy, moments away from the biggest match of his North American wrestling career thus far.

    KENTA: "Ichi, ni, san, shi! Ichi, ni, san, shi! Ichi, ni, san, shi!"

    ***

    Jim Ross and Paul Heyman begin to buzz with excitement as the Smith Center anticipates the next match, a Las Vegas Street Fight between Austin Aries and John Morrison with Aries' future in the balance. If Aries wins than he is immediately reinstated, however if he loses his suspension continues to be an indefinite suspension and his future will be left up in the air. The self-proclaimed 'Savior of Pro-Wrestling' makes his entrance to the ring coming out to Marylin Manson's "Personal Jesus". Time doesn't make the heart grow fonder for the Vegas fans as they boo and yell at Aries who calmly walks down the entrance ramp ahead of a crucial match that could change his career for better or worse. He enters the ring and looks around the crowd, shooting them a stare of disgust as he awaits the arrival of John Morrison.

    The crowd unite in cheers as The Door's Roadhouse Blues screeches across the P.A system and out walks John Morrison onto the entrance ramp. Morrison pauses on the ramp for a moment and looks behind his shoulder before Terry Funk walks into view! Back in the ring Aries' eyes widen up with anger, his face beginning to contort with rage as Terry Funk accompanies Morrison to the ring. The crowd raise the volume to voice their appreciation for the legendary Funk as Morrison enters the ring and gets in the face of Aries who is focused upon Funk. Funk stays on the outside and joins the commentary team of Paul Heyman and Jim Ross telling the pair he wanted to witness Aries receive an ass kicking up close and personal. Ross tells him he has the best seat in the house as Aries' attention returns to John Morrison. The pair trade insults and talk trash as the bell rings and the penultimate match of the evening gets underway!


    Sixth Match
    Las Vegas Street Fight
    Austin Aries vs. John Morrison


    Summary: Morrison goes straight for Aries but he ducks and rolls out of the ring and straight underneath the ring apron where he grabs a steel chair and heads over into the direction of Terry Funk at the commentary booth. Morrison rushes out but is quickly on the receiving end of a chair shot to the ribs from Aries who grins with sick satisfaction that his early plan has worked a treat. Aries rolls Morrison in the ring and joins him in the ring with the chair after sharing some choice words with Funk at the commentary table who calls Aries a 'piece of shit'. Aries tortures Morrison with chair shot after chair shot, not allowing him to return to his feet as the match begins with a heinous start, two minutes in and already Morrison is battered and bruised. Aries holds the chair up in the air as if it were a championship belt declaring that he deserves respect before delivering a chair-assisted elbow drop to Morrison's sternum. Aries folds the chair and stands it up before placing Morrison on the chair, moving behind him and standing over him before clubbing him with elbow after elbow to the collarbone, finally stopping after six clubbing elbows which result in Morrison collapsing off the chair and onto the canvas. Aries stands over the hurt and suffering body of Morrison before kicking the chair out of the ring and going for the cover: One...Two...Thre-No! Morrison kicks out refusing to be beaten so earlier in the match. Aries reconsiders his gameplan as the first five minutes of the match elapse.

    Aries starts to taunt Funk at the announce desk more as the match progresses, his attention slipping away from Morrison and this proves costly as Aries leans over the ropes to talk trash to Funk just moments after his savage attack of Morrison with elbows. Morrison returns to the ring with steel chair regaining Aries' attention before throwing a steel chair at him to catch, setting up a brutal flying Chuck kick! Morrison springboards from the ropes beautifully before drilling his foot into the chair and face of Aries sending him flying out of the ring and next to the announce desk. Morrison catches his breath before signalling to Terry Funk who nods in approval, watching as Aries returns to his feet on the outside only to walk into a chair-assisted suicide dive as Morrison crashes through the ropes with steel chair in hand before connecting with Aries' skull! The crowd cheer and chant in adoration for Morrison on the edge of their seat, fully aware they are witnessing something special here tonight. Morrison hurts himself slightly after the move through the ropes but crawls to the ring apron and drags out another weapon - this time a ladder! Morrison sets the ladder up but walks into Aries who catches him with a step-up enziguri to buy time, a desperation move as he feels the match slowly slipping out of his grasp.

    Moments later Aries returns to his feet, beating Morrison by a couple of seconds but the two begin to trade blows, desperately trying to gain the upper hand until finally Morrison gets the better of his adversary with blow after blow sending him staggering back onto the announce table. Morrison beats away at Aries until finally Aries is spread across the announce desk and doesn't appear although he'll be returning to his feet in a hurry. The three-man announce team step away from the table with Funk cheering Morrison on who is now slowly but surely ascending the steel rungs of the ladder. Morrison is almost at the top when Aries comes back to and begins to join him on the ladder much to the horror of Morrison who had been hoping to connect with Starship Pain, a move that would put the nail in the coffin of Aries' career in NWA. Aries latches onto the leg of Morrison and begins beating away at his midsection with punch after punch before finally joining him right at the top of the ladder. Aries lands a couple of kidney shots before attempting to hit a huge backdrop driver from the ladder and through the announce desk. He hoists Morrison up and the two go hurling backwards but Morrison counters brilliantly mid-air, changing the momentum so he is now on top of Aries before the men go crashing through the announce table with Aries getting the brunt of the impact! The commentary team praise Morrison for a fantastic mid-air reversal as we are treat to replays of the stunning move. The crowd gasp and begin to lose their mind as they struggle to comprehend how physical the match has been from the get-go. Both Morrison and Aries are out and not stirring, surrounded by pieces of broken table, the match starting to take it's toll on both competitor's bodies.

    Morrison is the first back in the ring following the move and Aries soon follows crawling over to the ring apron and dragging himself into the ring where Morrison is now on both knees. He is hurt but still drags Aries up and locks him in for Moonlight Drive! He connects and Aries thuds off the canvas with the match looking all but over: One...Two...Thre-No! Aries gets the arm up out of nowhere! Morrison rolls away with his eyes widening in shock that Aries was able to kick out after everything he has put him through. Morrison watches on in disbelief as Aries drags himself up by the ropes and back to a vertical position, not giving up his NWA career without a fight. Morrison loses his calm head and rushes towards Aries who strikes him with a European uppercut sending Morrison staggering before grabbing him by the neck, locking him in and hoisting him up before delivering a devastating brainbuster! Morrison smashes off the canvas, sprawled out from one of the most dangerous moves in the industry. Aries rolls around and hooks the leg for a certain victory: One...Two...Th-No! What? Aries gets up before the referee can count to three, a sick smile on his face as he returns to his feet and points at Terry Funk who is at the announce desk. He wants to punish and finish off Funk before ending things with Morrison who hasn't showed any signs of movement after receiving the Brainbuster.

    Finish: Aries takes a microphone from near the announce desk and begins to speak, Funk watching his every move with Morrison still down and out in the ring.

    Austin Aries: "Did you see that Funk? I had your boy beaten but I chose not to pin him. I could have quite easily taken the win and then came over here and addressed you but wins and losses do not matter a damn bit to me anymore Funk. You have changed me, you have created this animal inside of me and now I care only for inflicting hurt and pain among those who stand in my way. It doesn't matter if I win or lose here now because the NWA will forever be cursed by Austin Aries. You will never be free from me, the saviour of professional wrestling!"

    Funk has heard enough and he launches himself over the announce table onto Aries! Funk takes it to Aries with lefts and rights but the stronger and younger Aries turns the tables and blasts him repeatedly with forearm smashes. Aries slaps him in the face before screaming at him that he is finished, going under the ring apron and taking out yet another steel chair. Aries drills Funk in the ribs with the chair before throwing it in the ring and dragging Funk along with him back into the ring. The crowd begin to boo as Aries points down at Morrison who is still flat out on the floor, telling Funk that he has no one to save him. He throws Funk down to the ground before setting up the chair in the center of the ring, ready for it to connect with Funk's cranium. Aries picks Funk up and hoists him up ready for a brainbuster to the steel chair - the same move that hospitalized Funk weeks prior. He can't connect as John Morrison comes to Funk's aid with a last ditch leg block! Aries drops Funk and drops to both knees as Morrison slowly gets back to his feet, still shaken from the brainbuster he received moments earlier. Morrison grabs the steel chair that was set up to inflict punishment on Funk stalking Aries to return to his feet before smashing him with it in the ribs sending Aries doubled over in pain. Morrison sets the chair on the canvas before hooking Aries in and connecting with a second Moonlight Drive, this time aided by the steel chair! Aries' skull bounces off the chair and moments later Morrison crawls over and drapes his arm over his body. Terry Funk drags himself back to his feet as the referee counts: One...Two...Three! Morrison has done it! A vicious Las Vegas Street Fight has resulted in John Morrison and Terry Funk gaining some form of retribution as well as Austin Aries having to now face an indefinite suspension.

    Winner: John Morrison (via Moonlight Drive onto a steel chair - pinfall)

    Aftermath: Funk helps Morrison back to his feet after an exhausting, brutal battle. The two embrace before Morrison holds Funks arm high in the air as the two men stand over a fallen Aries. Ross and Heyman run out of superlatives to describe a thrilling encounter as we are treated to replays that document and highlight the most gripping and exciting parts of the match-up. The crowd enjoy the feel-good moment with Morrison and Funk who soon exit up the ramp after soaking in cheers and applause from the Vegas audience. The last we see of Aries is him staggering up the entrance ramp, too dazed and confused to complain. Ross questions whether it will be the last we see of Austin Aries in an NWA: Resurrection ring.
    ***

    A video airs promoting next month's iPPV entitled True Grit. The video shows the New York skyline and pans around Times Square before settling on the world-famous Hammerstein Ballroom. Placebo's 'Running up that Hill' blasts along to the hype video as we see highlights of some of NWA: Resurrection's biggest stars in action. A voiceover tells us that True Grit will emanate from the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, only on iPPV, next month! We see one more shot of AJ Styles connecting with the Spiral Tap before the video fades to black.

    ***

    The crowd cheer and yell as the excitement in the Smith Center reaches fever pitch just moments away from the NWA World Heavyweight Championship main event. Jim Ross says that tonight has been an emotional night but tells us that the 'best is yet to come', putting over both men ahead of the championship match. Ross and Heyman discuss KENTA, the talent on loan from Pro-Wrestling NOAH reminding us that he is undefeated in NWA, winning all five of his matches in impressive fashion. Ross says that KENTA is unlike anyone AJ Styles has faced before adding that his championship reign is in massive jeopardy and he can't afford to underestimate the Japanese competitor. The man they're talking about makes his entrance to the ring soon after as Twista's "Art & Life" plays over the personal announcement system with the crowd giving a mixed reaction upon KENTA's arrival. KENTA is indifferent to the reaction as he marches down to the ring with his mind focused solely on the title bout that awaits him. He rolls in the ring and begins to shadow box as his entrance music fades away as is replaced.

    Fort Minor's "Remember the Name" begins to play but can barely be heard as the roof nearly explodes off the arena, the Vegas crowd show their appreciation and adoration for the champion, AJ Styles. Styles walks onto the entrance ramp, pausing for a moment before swinging his head back to throw off his hood. He throws his arm out by his side and basks in the cheers of the crowd before clapping his championship belt and pointing towards KENTA in the ring. He wastes no time in joining KENTA in the ring, eager to get some retribution for KENTA's attacks on him in the past few weeks. Styles kisses his championship belt before giving it to the official. The two men stare at one another for a few seconds before beginning to slowly circle the ring. They get faster and faster before launching themselves at one another: a tie-up, the bell rings and our NWA World Heavyweight Championship Main Event gets underway!


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


    Summary: Styles and KENTA struggle and fight to try and pin the other to the ground, with KENTA finally removing himself from the tie-up and hitting Styles with a stinging stiff kick to the side of his ribs before spinning around and connecting with an open-hand slap around the head, leaving Styles dizzy. Styles staggers back towards KENTA who picks him up and flapjacks him against the ropes before running off the ropes and taking Styles down with a leg lariat, showcasing both great speed and agility. He doesn't take time to pose or taunt the crowd, instead intent on wearing down AJ Styles, strategic and calculated with a ruthless attack on the champion. KENTA takes the attack to the corner of the ring, connecting with a flurry of chops before spinning around and clocking Styles in the face with his left elbow, leaving him slumped against the turnbuckle. KENTA takes a few paces back before running and jumping towards Styles with a running knee lift to the face. Styles staggers forward before KENTA catches him half-way down, locks him in and sweeps him back down with a beautiful uranage: One...Two...Styles kicks out! KENTA picks Styles back up immediately and attempts the Burning Hammer, a move made famous by Kenta Kobashi who had history with KENTA. Styles ducks! Pele Kick out of nowhere, a desperation move but enough for Styles to derail the challenger's momentum and rework his way back into the match.

    Styles controls the next few minutes, capitalising on the big-time move that swung the match back in his favour. He begins by sweeping KENTA back down with a reverse hurricunrana, spiking KENTA head-first into the canvas with the brutal maneuver. KENTA looks in a daze as he stumbles back to his feet with Styles continuing his onslaught with a discus clothesline, followed by a step-up enziguri knocking his opponent down and leaving him flat out on the mat. KENTA tried to get back to his feet but fell back down with the attack to his head beginning to take it's toll. He fell on his backside before Styles connected with a running straight kick to the face, hooking the leg, confident it was enough: One...Two...KENTA kicks out with authority. He came here to win a championship and won't give the fight up so easily. Styles picks KENTA back up and puts him in between his legs before signalling for the Styles Clash only for KENTA to drop his shoulder and trip Styles to the mat before locking in a Cloverleaf! Styles screams in pain as KENTA locks in the hold, the fans stunned with some applauding a brilliant reversal from the Japan star. KENTA drags Styles away towards the center of the ring but the champion claws and scratches his way over the ropes with a dazed KENTA not strong enough to keep him away from the ropes. Finally Styles clings onto the bottom rope, breathing a sigh of relief as KENTA collapses to the mat exhausted from his efforts. The match reaches the ten minute mark with both men struggling to get up before the count of ten.

    One....Two....Three....Four....Five...Six...Styles starts to stir, using the ropes to help him to his feet....

    Seven...Eight..KENTA is now on his knees...Nine...both men are now back on their feet...

    KENTA and Styles are both back up but are soon back down as the two have the same idea, turning around and attempting to clothesline one another! The men collide and clatter to the ground with the fans starting to rally in their support for the champion AJ Styles.

    One...Two...Three...Four...Five...Six...KENTA starts to stir....

    Seven...AJ Styles now gets up gradually....Eight...KENTA uses the ropes to prop him up....Nine...they beat the ten count, barely....

    KENTA goes for another clothesline but this time Styles ducks before running towards the ropes, jumping and springboarding back into the path of KENTA to take him down with a magnificent move what he calls the Stylin' DDT. The crowd get on their feet and cheer before anticipating the pinfall as Styles leans across and hooks the leg of KENTA: One...Two...Thre-No! KENTA gets his arm up! Wow, that was close. Styles looks at the referee stunned that the move wasn't enough to keep KENTA down but doesn't bother complaining, instead he picks KENTA back up and nails him with a few lefts and rights before going for a second discus clothesline however his opponent sees it coming and ducks, hoisting Styles up before nailing him down with the Falcon Arrow! Styles thuds off the canvas and KENTA seizes his chance, quickly hooking his leg: One...Two...Thre-No! This time Styles kicks out at the last split-second leaving KENTA wide-eyed in disbelief. He rolls out of the ring to try and regain some composure but just snaps, he kicks the guardrail before re-entering the ring and pouncing on Styles with lefts and rights. He stops before being disqualified and simply sits on the canvas looking at Styles wondering what it will take to keep him down and prize away his championship belt.

    KENTA drags Styles up to his feet but is hit with a huge right hand, followed by a left and then finally a kick to the gut as Styles once again goes for the Styles Clash but KENTA has it scouted and once again drops Styles to the canvas but rather than go for another cloverleaf he slingshots Styles into the turnbuckles before waiting for him to spin back round, hoisting him up for the Go 2 Sleep! KENTA throws Styles in the air but Styles counters brilliantly, blocking by catching KENTA's raised leg before spinning him around and kicking him in the gut...Styles Clash! Styles connects with the Styles clash on the third attempt: One...Two...Thre-No! No! KENTA gets the arm up to defy Styles and leave the fans gasping in shock. Styles looks bewildered but he doesn't give up so easy. He picks KENTA up and hooks him in once again but he is foiled as KENTA counters, picking him up before rotating him on his shoulders and drilling him with a devastating Go 2 Sleep! Styles' face bounces off the knee of KENTA but the impact of the move sends Styles crashing to the mat and straight out of the ring. KENTA watches as Styles lands out of the ring, his face crestfallen as he realises an almost-certain three count has been dashed by unfortunate luck.

    Finish: KENTA and Styles are now together on the top turnbuckle with both men groggy and fatigued courtesy of their sterling effort which has started to affect their performance. The pair are both emotionally and physically drained as they fight on the top with KENTA getting the upperhand after a huge backhand slap to Styles which nearly sends him flying over the turnbuckle and to the outside but KENTA catches and hoists him up once again, this time looking for a Avalanche Falcon Arrow. He looks poised to connect but Styles begins to club him with elbow after elbow until finally KENTA drops him and looks as if he is about to fall back into the ring. Styles catches him though before grabbing him by the waste, looking for an Avalanche Styles Clash. Styles wraps KENTA's legs around his head and locks him in before launching himself from the top with KENTA in his grasp...he connects! Styles hits his finishing move from the rope and both men crash into the mat nastily, the crowd unable to contain themselves, exploding with noise after an astonishing maneuver. Styles looks out of it as he rolls back over to KENTA who hasn't showed any signs of movement, he rolls him over onto his back before hooking the leg. This time, surely: One...Two.....Three! Yes! Styles has did it, he retains against the seemingly unstoppable KENTA.

    Winner: AJ Styles (via Avalanche Styles Clash)

    Aftermath: The three count is made but both men just lie on the canvas, too exhausted from a gripping bout. Finally Styles returns to his feet as the referee awards him his championship belt, he raises it in front of the Vegas crowd who scream and cheer in appreciation of his efforts. He looks down at KENTA and contemplates just leaving the ring and celebrating but he helps KENTA to his feet and the men stare down at one another until KENTA nods in respect to KENTA and offers his hand. Styles looks at the audience and contemplates it before shaking his hand, the two men having won respect for one another after a thrilling wrestling contest. They embrace before KENTA raises Styles' arm in the air, the Smith Center and NWA: Resurrection fans being the true winners after a great match. The PPV goes off the air with the sight of the two warrior's standing tall and proud after an emotional match.
    END FEAR AND LOATHING

    FEAR AND LOATHING QUICK RESULTS

    RECAP
    Richie Steamboat versus Drew Galloway went to a no contest
    Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne defeated Christopher Daniels & Jimmy Jacobs
    Low Ki defeated Roderick Strong
    Alex Shelley defeated Jerry Lynn in a Loser Leaves Town Match (Jerry Lynn must now leave NWA: Resurrection)
    The Briscoe Brothers defeated Paul London & Brian Kendrick via DQ (Londrick retain the NWA World Tag Team Championship)
    John Morrison w/Terry Funk defeated Austin Aries in a Las Vegas Street Fight (Austin Aries is now indefinitely suspended)
    AJ Styles defeated KENTA to successfully retain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
    Man of the world.

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    • #47
      Re: NWA Resurrection (July's #1 Fed!)


      NWA: Resurrection presents Tuesday Night Showcase
      Tuesday August 14th, 2012 | Episode XI
      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 fallout of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas begins with the 11th edition of Tuesday Night Showcase! NWA: Resurrection returns to Texas following a brief stop at Las Vegas for an eventful night that saw the departure of two stars as well as two successful title reigns - albeit in differing circumstances. We are treated to a brief recap of the event, documented in still images before Kasabian's theme drives us into the arena and the 1,200 plus Texan fans come into view. The voices of NWA, Paul Heyman and Jim 'JR' Ross welcome us to the show, "hot on the heels of the most exciting iPPV to date". Ross recalls the exit of Austin Aries and Jerry Lynn as well as Londrick and AJ Styles both retaining their titles. Paul Heyman says that the biggest talking point however, was the appearance of four masked men in the opening match, disrupting the match between Richie Steamboat and Drew Galloway and taking out both men. The duo are interrupted as the theme music of the 'American Dream' Dusty Rhodes plays across the arena and is met with rapturous applause as Dusty takes his place in the ring.

      Dusty appears aggrieved and stressed. The 'Dream' looks as if he hasn't slept for days as he begins to speak, his voice noticeably tired and broken. Dusty tells us that he has been appointed to look after the well-being of NWA: Resurrection for the forseeable future, addressing the events that took place at Fear and Loathing. Dusty says he has been trusted to ensure that these four masked men do not step inside an NWA ring again, and that measures will be taken to help make sure of that. Rhodes is interrupted as Drew Galloway comes to the ring, and bemoans the conclusion of his match against Richie Steamboat. Galloway is furious, and claims that Steamboat is behind the attack, ignoring the fact Steamboat also got attacked. Drew claims that he was on the verge of victory before being cut off by Richie Steamboat who joins Rhodes and Galloway in the ring.

      Steamboat says that he is every bit as unhappy as Drew Galloway is, because he wasn't able to show the world that he could beat Drew Galloway. The two men start to trash talk and end up face to face. Rhodes gets in between the two men and tells them that they will get the chance to fight again, this time at True Grit where the ring will be surrounded by security officials to ensure that the fight will go to a finish! Steamboat and Galloway both smile, satisfied with Rhodes decision before the lights go out and the arena falls into darkness!

      The crowd scream and cheer as a video begins to play on the titantron. A doctored voice plays over a grainy video telling us that: "at Fear and Loathing, the warning shot was fired...", before laughing hysterically. The words 'TAKEOVER WILL NOW COMMENCE" flash upon the screen, before fading out a few seconds later with the video now coming to a conclusion. The lights come back on with Galloway, Steamboat and Rhodes looking worried in the ring.

      ***

      The fans were treat to a rematch from Fear and Loathing, in the first match of the night with Jimmy Jacobs and Christopher Daniels seeking retribution against fan-favourites Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne. Bourne and Kingston flew out of the blocks with the opener proving to be a fast-paced affair. Kingston and Bourne gave their opponents all sorts of problems as they seemed to have a spring in their step, following their big iPPV win. Daniels and Jacobs didn't seem to be on the same wavelength throughout the match and this ended up being their downfall as Kofi Kingston caught Daniels unaware with the Trouble in Paradise. Jacobs' efforts to break the pinfall was in vain as Bourne launched himself at Jacobs with a beautiful leg lariat allowing Kingston to hook the leg for the W.

      Post-match Daniels and Jacobs argue with one another, with Jacobs frustrated that Daniels has allowed the team to fall to yet another defeat. Jacobs warns Daniels that he has one last chance, pushing him in the chest before exiting the ring without him. At ringside, Kingston and Bourne celebrate with fans, high-fiving younger fans as they work their way up the entrance ramp. Daniels cuts a lonesome, dejected figure in the ring, contemplating yet another defeating while Jacobs' words whirl around his mind.

      ***

      A video plays documenting the first two 'NWA vs. Japan Series' that took place at Flair for the Gold Night II and A Fistful of Dollars, recapping some of the action from both events. We are told that a third and deciding series will take place at the Hammerstein Ballroom, at True Grit, only on iPPV! A still image shows the logos of NWA: Resurrection, Dragon Gate, Pro-Wrestling NOAH and New Japan Pro Wrestling before fixing on a date - the 14th of September - the date of True Grit.

      ***

      El Generico makes his NWA: Resurrection debut in the second match of the evening against local talent, Joey Stevens. Generico is popular with the fans, with the majority fully aware of who he is. Generico is impressive in his first Tuesday Night Showcase outing, beating his opponent within a couple of minutes, finishing him off with a devastating Brainbuster. Generico celebrates at ringside with the fans chanting along to his theme song, 'Ole!'. Jim Ross announces that El Generico will be one of the NWA representatives at True Grit in the NWA vs. Japan Series III as Generico continues to high-five fans at ringside.

      ***

      Following commercials, Roderick Strong enters the ring and pleads his case to be involved in the third NWA vs. Japan Series and tells us all that he will make no mistake of defeating Low Ki on the third time of asking, claiming Ki got fortunate at Fear and Loathing. Strong demands that a match between him and Ki is made official for True Grit, and says he won't leave the ring until Dusty Rhodes or another NWA bigwig comes and gives him what he wants. Entrance music plays but it doesn't belong to Dusty Rhodes, it is the music of John Morrison, who makes his way to the ring to huge cheers!

      Morrison tells Strong to shut up complaining and be more positive. Morrison says that Strong's vibe is too negative and that he needs to get over his two losses. Morrison turns philosophical as he utters the words "yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is the gift of God". Strong meanwhile looks at Morrison is disbelief as JoMo begins to remind the fans of his big win over Austin Aries, which saw Aries leave the company as a result. He promises that the win was the start of a brighter future for NWA, smiling as the crowd chant his name, before readdressing Strong. Morrison tells Strong once again to be positive, but Strong snaps, drilling Morrison in the head with the microphone which leads to a chorus of boos from the crowd. Strong doesn't care about the reaction, as he cockily asks Morrison "is that positive enough for you?" before exiting the ring, leaving Morrison laid out in the ring behind him, as pathetic as a toy on the floor.

      ***

      Tag Team Champions, Paul London and Brian Kendrick wasted little time in defeating local wrestlers Bob Bradley and Bill Bradley in a non-title tag match. London and Kendrick received more of a hostile welcome than usual following their tactics to retain their championship belts against The Briscoes days earlier. The two are as smug and cocky as ever, and made short work of their opponents, finishing off Bob Bradley with Get Well Soon, the same double-team move that they dished out to both Briscoe Brothers at Fear and Loathing.

      The shit-eating grins are soon wiped off both mens faces as Jay and Mark Briscoe come rushing out of the crowd and hit the ring where they send both London and Kendrick crashing over the ropes with stiff clothesline, clearing the ring instantly. London and Kendrick take their title belts and back away from the ring, and start to work their way up the entrance ramp and out of the arena until Mark Briscoe diverts their attention with an annoucement that raises cheers from every single man, woman and child in the George R. Brown Convention Center, "London, Kendrick. You can run but you can't hide boys! At True Grit, it's gonna be London and Kendrick versus The Briscoe Brothers, the titles on the line...in a steel cage match!" The faces of London and Kendrick whiten, the pair looking gaunt and worried as Jay and Mark embrace in the ring. Heyman and Ross speak animatedly as London and Kendrick have to face the prospect of defending their titles in a match where they can't take the easy way out.

      ***

      As the show nears it's conclusion, Alex Shelley makes his way to the ring to brag about ending the career of Jerry Lynn last Friday night. Shelley basks in the ambience of negativity, his smile growing with every 'Shelley sucks!' chant that is chanted in his direction. Shelley asks how it feels to be wrong, saying all the fans were wrong, repeating the word 'wrong' again and again, with increased emphasis upon each repetition. He eludes to Austin Aries, calling him a bigmouth who was also wrong, and says that he proved everybody wrong once, and will do it all over again at True Grit. He claims that all he has left to do is become NWA World Heavyweight Champion, and says that he knows just how to get into the head of AJ Styles.

      Shelley says Styles is a poor and fragile champion, and that he isn't even in the building tonight. Shelley says that Styles isn't dedicated to the business and that champions shouldn't take nights off. Shelley says that he won't take any nights off once he wins the belt at True Grit - that's if AJ Styles is man enough to accept his challenge. Shelley continues to mock him, saying he'll have to wait till next week since Styles isn't fit enough to be in the building. He freezes and stops his insults as AJ Styles' music blasts across the PA system, signalling the arrival of the champion! AJ Styles hits the ring, running towards Shelley who tries to fight him but Styles is full of energy and he soon sends him flying out of the ring and retreating up the ramp. Shelley looks infuriated, angered that Styles has interrupted his big moment. Tuesday Night Showcase comes to an end with Styles holding the belt high in the air with his latest challenger Alex Shelley backing away, not wanting any of Styles just yet.

      END TUESDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
      Man of the world.

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      • #48
        Re: NWA Resurrection (July's #1 Fed!)


        NWA: Resurrection presents Tuesday Night Showcase
        Tuesday August 21st, 2012 | Episode XII
        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"

        Kasabian rock us into the George R. Brown Convention center as they do each week, but unlike usual, we don't hear the voices of the commentary team. Instead another voice bellows from the ring, one we recognise instantly due to the arrogance and cockiness, coming from the mouth of the speaker, the brash Alex Shelley. Jim 'JR' Ross and Paul Heyman sit in silence as Shelley antagonises the Texas crowd, before reveling in the boos directed at him. He tells us that this is the way Tuesday Night Showcase should kick off every week, claiming that he is the 'voice of wrestling' and that he will soon have a new moniker - 'NWA World Heavyweight Champion'.

        Shelley reminds us of last week, saying he was rudely interrupted by AJ Styles. Shelley says that Styles tried to steal his spotlight, so tonight he's putting things right, and the spotlight is going to shine on the 'New Star' by the night's end. He introduces us to another edition of the 'must-watch' Shelley's Showcase, revealing that his guest is none other than AJ Styles. Shelley says he has it on good authority that Styles has agreed to appear and listen to what Shelley has to say. Shelley says that he's an honourable man, and he will allow Styles to have his say also. He asks Styles to make his way to the ring, and moments later the NWA World Heavyweight Champion appears on the stage, looking slightly disgruntled.

        AJ Styles takes his place in the ring, demanding that Shelley "makes it quick". Shelley jokingly tells Styles to "spare me the euphemisms" before getting serious and telling Styles that he wants a shot at the title currently located around Styles' 'girly' waist. Shelley expands, telling Styles that they've traveled a long way together, mentioning Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action before arriving, right here in NWA: Resurrection. Shelley says that Styles has been given shot after shot in all three promotions, but until now he (Shelley) has always been shackled. Shelley tells Styles that he knows he's a better wrestler than him, but he's never been given a chance. Shelley demands that Styles gives him that opportunity.

        Styles tells Shelley that the reason he's never been given a chance is because he's a disrespectful, arrogant, piece of crap who talks the talk but is yet to 'walk the walk'. Styles says that he'll defend the championship against anyone who stands in his way, and that he has no problem in taking Shelley down a peg or two. Shelley retorts, saying that Styles is reminding him an awful lot of Jerry Lynn, asking him if he remembers what he (Shelley) did to Lynn at Fear and Loathing. The two men get in each other's faces until finally Dusty Rhodes makes his way onto the entrance ramp to interrupt proceedings. Rhodes says that title shots aren't thrown around, and says that Shelley will have to face off against someone else who proved their worth at Fear and Loathing, and a man who bettered Shelley a month prior at A Fistful of Matches. Tonight, Alex Shelley will face John Morrison with the winner going onto face AJ Styles for the championship, at True Grit!

        ***

        El Generico and Christopher Daniels go one on one in the second match of the night. Jimmy Jacobs is auspicious in his absence with Daniels explaining pre-match that he was adamant that he could get the 'job' done, alone. Daniels controls the early goings, roughing up NWA newcomer, El Generico as he tried to end the losing streak that had been plaguing him in recent times. Daniels' frustation began to grow as he couldn't keep Generico down, the fan favourite fighting him off at every opportunity and kicking out of move after move.

        Daniels' frustration cost him dearly as Generico rallied back into the match, before finally punishing his opponent with a roll-up out of nowhere to get the victory. Generico rolled out of the ring immediately, celebrating making it two wins out of two with the fans at ringside as Daniels lamented yet another defeat in the ring. Daniels did not show any frustration or anger at the defeat, instead just appearing bitterly disappointed as Jimmy Jacobs made his way to the ring. Jacobs told Daniels that they will be taking part in the NWA vs. Japan Series III at True Grit, but he needs assurances that the man he will be teaming with hasn't lost what he once had. Daniels looks Jacobs in the face and tells him that he 'still has it', before Jacobs nods and exits the ring, once again leaving behind his dejected partner. Daniels finally exited the ring, hands on his hips in disbelief that he lost once again.

        ***

        In the second match of the night Kofi Kingston goes one on one with Richie Steamboat. The crowd are split 50/50 for either men, with the two shaking hands before an explosive wrestling contest. Kingston started better, troubling Steamboat with a backbreaker, swinging neckbreaker combination. Kofi was noticeably more aggressive as he tried to deal with Steamboat, who caused him all sorts of problems with his tricky offence. Steamboat wriggled free of Kingston and finally mounted an offence following a flying shoulder block. Kingston returned to his feet to walk into an atomic drop from Steamboat, who backed him into the corner with a flurry of forearm and knife-edge chops. Kingston rested against the corner as Steamboat propelled himself in his direction, only for Kofi to duck at the last second!

        Steamboat crashed and burned, head-first off the turnbuckles before Kingston dragged him down with a brutal lungblower. The two men lay exhausted on the mat, both trying to catch their breaths as boos started to ring around the arena. Drew Galloway was the culprit, as he slithered down to the ring, smiling before entering and stamping away at Richie Steamboat. The boos increased in volume as Galloway continued to stamp and stamp at a defenceless Steamboat. Kofi attempted to come to his aid but Galloway was too quick, and brought him crashing down with a big boot. The Scot attempted to continue his attack but was foiled as the lights went off and for the second week running, the arena was shrouded in darkness.

        A huge voice screamed across the personal announcement system: "cast us aside, deny what is rightfully ours, regret the fight that you all started, and attempt to resist a takeover which can't be stopped". Once again the words 'TAKEOVER' flashed upon the titantron, this time repeatedly until the mystery voice ominously laughed, and the lights came back on. Galloway's attention had diverted to the titantron, which he was screaming at in anger and confusion. A dismayed Galloway made the mistake of turning his backs on Kingston and Steamboat who were now back on their feet. Finally he turned around only to be met by a huge leg lariat from Kingston, as Steamboat sat perched upon the top turnbuckle, leaping off moments later and taking Galloway down with a flying crossbody! Steamboat and Kingston celebrated together in the ring, Ross and Heyman choosing to ignore the video that had just aired.

        ***

        We cut to Dusty Rhodes' office where Rhodes is busy in conversation with an unknown man, Rhodes infuriated about the video that just aired. The man tells Rhodes that there's nothing he and the team can do to stop these videos being aired. Rhodes slams his fist off the desk and tells the man to leave before Todd Grisham enters the scene. Dusty senses that Todd will have some tough questions so he tells Todd that he has came just at the right time. Todd looks perplexed as Dusty says that he has a huge announcement to make, revealing that the two editions of Tuesday Night Showcase will be 'Pick Your Poison' specials where anyone in action at True Grit will face their an opponent of their True Grit opponent's choosing. Rhodes excuses himself and leaves behind Grisham who looks bemused that he wasn't able to get any answers from the stand-in GM.

        ***

        The Briscoe Brothers took on a luchadore tag team in the third match of the night. The masked men, billing themselves as 'Loco Santos' and 'Loco Grande' are two El Paso wrestling products, who looked way out of their depth in the ring with Jay and Mark, who punished the duo with a ruthless attack. Santos was on the receiving end of a brutal Doomsday Device, with Jay blasting him off Mark's shoulders and downwards to the cold, hard canvas before hooking the leg for a simple victory.

        The two celebrated in the ring but their celebrations were cut short as two luchadores ran from the crowd, in exactly the same attire as their beaten opponents, armed with steel chairs. The Briscoes turned into brutal chairshots from the two masked men, who soon revealed themselves to be none other than Paul London and Brian Kendrick. The NWA World Tag Team Champions ripped their masks off and threw them down at the fallen bodies of Jay and Mark Briscoe, high fiving one another as they once again out-smarted their future opponents. The crowd voiced their displeasure at the pairs antics as Tuesday Night Showcase went to commercials.

        ***

        The office of Dusty Rhodes is the scene once again as a furious Drew Galloway kicks down Rhodes' door and demands he does something about the person behind these 'takeover' videos. Rhodes looks solemn as he tells Galloway someone is hacking into the video feed for the show, and so far nothing is working to stop whoever is behind the video. He concedes that they may have to wait it out until the masked men finally appear. Galloway tells Rhodes that he's going to have to pay damages to the families of whoever is behind this 'takeover' attempt because Galloway will personally destroy everyone and anyone behind it.

        ***

        The main event had a real big-match feel to it as Alex Shelley and John Morrison fought for the right to face the champion, AJ Styles at True Grit. Morrison and Shelley wasted little time in locking up, with Morrison getting the better of his opponent in the early goings, frustrating Shelley who prides himself on his mat-based work. Morrison went close to getting the win and a title shot, flying off the middle rope before connecting with the Chuck Kick, square to Shelley's temple. The 'New Star of NWA' showed great ring awareness however, dragging his left foot onto the bottom rope inches before the referee's hand connected with the mat for a count of 3.

        The close encounter with defeat served as a jolt of energy to Shelley, who slowly but surely worked his way back into the match, hitting a huge European uppercut to stifle Morrison before hitting him with a bulldog and Lionsault, Morrison only barely getting his arm up before it was too late. Shelley looked flustered but he continued, hooking Morrison by the neck before attempting Slicedbread #2, only for Morrison to counter brilliantly by catching Shelley and tossing him over the ropes and to the outside where Shelley landed with a loud bang. He rolled in pain, clutching his arm as Morrison tried to catch his breath in the ring. His attention was diverted as Roderick Strong appeared on the ring apron, shouting obscenities at the man who had attacked him on last week's show. Morrison stumbled to his feet before connecting with a dropkick to Strong who went flying off the apron and to the outside. Morrison turned around into the clutches of Shelley who had reentered the ring, before connecting with the Shellshock, twisting and drilling Morrison into the canvas before hooking the leg for the W and a title shot at True Grit!

        Strong backed up the ramp, clutching his jaw but smiling as Alex Shelley celebrated in the ring, overcome with relief. He was soon snapped out of it as AJ Styles appeared on the entrance ramp, holding his title high as Shelley stared on from the ring. Shelley motioned that he would be soon wearing the belt as Tuesday Night Showcase went off the air....

        END TUESDAY NIGHT SHOWCASE
        Man of the world.

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        • #49
          Re: NWA Resurrection (July's #1 Fed!)

          Fear and Loathing is the perfect show man. I'll give it an 11 out of 10. That's right, this one gets the Spinal Tap treatment. Every single match was treated as a main event. It's easy to see that you put a lot into that show, and it paid off. One of the best shows in fan fic all year from top to bottom. As for Ki vs Strong II, man what a war. I don't feel like you topped the original though. You captured lightning in a bottle with that match, and this one was a great sequel, but like most other sequels, even though it was bigger & better, it kind of fails to capture whatever it was about the original that made it so special. Still one hell of a war, and I would love to read a third match.

          I'm not a big fan of no contest/DQ finishes, but you know me. Thats just a personal preference.

          Fucking loved Lynn vs Shelley. Amazing match with a great finish. I've learned quite a bit about "Booking" from reading your shows. You definitely know what you are doing. Aries vs Morrison was my favorite match of the show. The thing about this show that I loved the most is how you put so much into the undercard, but the main event still came off as the main attraction. You did one hell of a job of giving this main event a "Big Time" feel. Your AJ Styles is amazing.

          Wish I had more time to thoroughly review this show man, but I don't. Trying to put together a P10 list at the moment, and figured I'd give a few comments while going back through. Outstanding show. I'll read the other two shows later tonight when I finalize my list.

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          • #50
            Re: NWA Resurrection

            ***


            -August 23, 2012
            -www.nwa-resurrection.com

            NWA vs. JAPAN SERIES III MATCHES REVEALED!

            With less than a month until True Grit takes place at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NWA today revealed the three matches that will decide the third NWA vs. Japan Series. This will be the third and deciding series with the scores tied at 1-1 following the series' held at Flair for the Gold Night II and A Fistful of Matches.

            Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne (NWA) vs. Alex Koslov & Rocky Romero (NJPW)
            Christopher Daniels & Jimmy Jacobs (NWA) vs. Naruki Doi & Masato Yoshino (Dragon Gate)
            El Generico (NWA) vs. Naomichi Marifuji (NOAH)

            We can also reveal that the five men representing Japan will also feature on the two special Pick Your Poison editions of Tuesday Night Showcase, in the lead-up to True Grit. Don't miss out on five extraordinary talents, that you wouldn't be able to see anywhere else in North America!

            ....article continues
            Man of the world.

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            • #51
              Re: NWA Resurrection


              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
              Last edited by WMS; 09-07-2012, 08:56 AM.
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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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                • #53
                  Re: NWA Resurrection


                  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
                  Last edited by WMS; 09-07-2012, 09:20 PM.
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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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                      Re: NWA Resurrection

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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
                      Man of the world.

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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***
                        Man of the world.

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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.

                            ***
                            Last edited by WMS; 01-14-2013, 12:59 PM.
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                            • #59
                              Re: NWA Resurrection

                              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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                              • #60
                                Re: NWA Resurrection

                                The Ultimate Ninja Master Review
                                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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