NWA is ushering in the era of Matt Cardona with a PPV inspired by his mantra. Alwayz Ready goes live Saturday, June 11 at 8 pm ET.
Cardona is scheduled to defend the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against Nick Aldis in the main event. One small problem though. Cardona tore his bicep and surgical repair. Cardona will be at the show, but it is anyone’s guess how this situation gets resolved. The answer lies on the whims of Billy Corgan.
In addition to the Cardona dilemma, there are six other title fights, Aron Stevens’ swan song, and the debut of Taya Valkyrie.
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NWA 74th Anniversary show will be August 27 & 28.
BLK Jeez will manage Tyrus, and Austin Idol will manage Cyon. May Valentine asked probing questions digging for tension within the crew. BLK Jeez didn’t bite. It’s about the team, baby. They are at the top, cream of the crop, can’t be stopped.
Rodney Mack defeated “Magic” Jake Dumas. CJ (Christi Jaynes) was the bumbling valet for the magic man. When Dumas requested a chair to use as a foreign object, CJ modeled it for the crowd with motions of a magician’s assistant. CJ took so long that Mack revived and grabbed Dumas from behind for the Euthanizer cross-arm choke to win.
Chelsea Green provided a medical update on Matt Cardona. She married him for many reasons, including his resilience. Cardona is a fighter. They will go out for the main event and do whatever they have to do.
“Hatchet” Sam Shaw (fka Dexter Lumis in NXT) was welcomed back to the NWA. He didn’t answer any interview questions. Rush Freeman came out to interrupt. He is a big fan of Shaw’s. Sal Rinauro ran out to attack Shaw. Shaw easily handled him. When Rinauro charged again, Freeman grabbed Shaw’s arm for a teamwork double clothesline. Shaw remained expressionless. Freeman offered a handshake. Shaw accepted, but he did not let go. Shaw choked out Freeman, then he choked out Rinauro. Gaagz The Gymp entered the ring, but he stepped away from Shaw. Gaagz rolled Rinauro’s body to the outside.
Wrecking Ball Legursky broke news that Jay Bradley is suffering from elephantiasis of the groin, so The Fixers will not be wrestling in the triple threat tag bout.
Ricky Morton & Kerry Morton defeated AJ Cazana & “Adorable” Anthony Andrews and Jeremiah Plunkett & Alex Taylor. The Ill Begotten replaced The Fixers. The Mortons won with a double dropkick to Plunkett.
Aron Stevens lost his Swan Song match to Trevor Murdoch. Stevens injured his leg and went for broke with a discus elbow. Murdoch ducked and popped Stevens up for a slam. The flying bulldog won the match. Fans started a ‘thank you’ chant. Stevens grabbed a mic to respond, “You’re welcome.” The crowd erupted with cheers. This seems like it really was Stevens’ retirement match.
NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championship: The Pretty Empowered (Ella Envy & Kenzie Paige) won the titles from The Hex (Allysin Kay & Marti Belle). Paige tried to use the title belt as a foreign object, but the referee took it away. Paige used that distraction to kick Belle in the groin. Paige connected on a swing through leg scissors for victory in front of hometown fans.
NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship: Homicide retained against PJ Hawx. The challenger had his moment to win off a superplex, but he was too slow making the cover. Homicide ducked a superkick and struck with a cutter. Hawx kicked out and came back with a springboard crossbody. When Hawx charged for a clothesline, Homicide ducked to cradle him upside down for the Cop Killa to win.
After the match, the Fixers hit the ring to beat up Homicide and Hawx. Luke Hawx ran out to protect his son from him, but he met the same fate. The Mortons arrived to clear the ring of the Fixers. Colby Corino came out cashing in a title shot on Homicide.
NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship: Homicide retained against Colby Corino. The challenger was full of energy, but the champ was a fighter. They brawled around the ring with Homicide getting the edge for a back body drop on the stage. Inside the ring, Homicide hit a Cop Killa. Corino shocked everyone by kicking out. A groggy Corino rallied with a superkick, but Homicide flattened him with a clothesline. The champ scored a roll-up to win.
Jennacide will not leave the building until she gets her hands on Natalia Markova. It is hunting season.
Natalia Markova defeated Taya Valkyrie. Taryn Terrell was ringside and spoiled Taya’s debut. After Taya hit the Road to Valhalla finisher, Terrell hopped onto the apron to distract the referee. Markova took advantage for a blindside spinning kick on Taya for the win.
NWA National Heavyweight Championship: Jax Dane retained against Chris Adonis. Dane was stuck in the Master Lock submission, but he got close enough to the ropes to tumble out of the ring. Dane smashed Adonis’ hand. That strategy paid off. When Adonis went for another Master Lock, his hand was too damaged to cinch it in. Dane capitalized with a clubbing clothesline to win.
Aron Stevens cut his goodbye promo. He tried his best to win the world title, but it didn’t happen. After giving so much to the business, it is time to choose his own well-being. Stevens has a ticket to Brazil with May Valentine by his side.
Thom Latimer defeated Cyon. Austin Idol was ringside to support the masked man. Latimer took a nasty bump on his neck in the corner, so Cyon focused on that weak point. Latimer survived a piledriver to rally for a powerbomb to win popup.
NWA World Television Championship: Tyrus retained against Mims. The challenger entered with a tender arm. He did major damage when crashing into the ring post. The pain didn’t stop Mims from coming close to victory on a body slam and splash. Mims was his own worst enemy in the end. When colliding with Tyrus on a shoulder tackle, Mims hurt himself and screamed in pain. Tyrus taunted his opponent then blasted the heart punch for victory. Afterward, Tyrus shook Mims’ hand then clotheslined him down to the mat.
NWA World Tag Team Championship: Commonwealth Connection (Doug Williams & Davey Boy Smith Jr.) win the titles from La Rebelion (Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf). La Rebellion had victory within their grasp after a musclebuster and 450 splash combo, but Williams kicked out on the cover. The Commonwealth Connection took control when Williams hit a superplex on Bestia. Smith landed a flying headbutt. Williams swooped in for a jackknife pin to win.
KiLynn King spoke about grinding on the indies leading her to this moment. She doesn’t think Kamille is taking this match seriously. While King has been in the gym everyday, Kamille got married and went on her honeymoon. King won’t be taking this championship opportunity lightly.
NWA World Women’s Championship: Kamille retained against KiLynn King. Bully Ray was on commentary to add insight from training both women. Back and forth war of attrition between the powerhouses. King’s closest pinfall came after a flurry with a jawbreaker, a Kingdom Falls facebuster, and a frog splash. Kamille kicked out. KiLynn fired up in the corner then ran right into a spear from the champ. Kamille made the pin to win.
After the match, Max The Impaler hits the ring. Her intent was clear to be the next challenger. Security held Max back, but Kamille wasn’t scared. The champ stood tall holding the title high.
Dr. Tom Prichard made a special appearance thanking the crowd.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship: Matt Cardona (c) vs. Nick Aldis is cancelled. Due to Cardona’s bicep injury, he can’t wrestle. After a very lengthy promo session, Nick Aldis, Trevor Murdoch, Thom Latimer, and Sam Shaw came out for a new main event. Cardona reluctantly handed the belt to Billy Corgan, and a four-way world title match was booked to start now.
NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship: Trevor Murdoch wins title against Nick Aldis, Thom Latimer, and Sam Shaw in a four-way. Chaotic brawl to start. As the big moves hit, there was always one man close by to break the pinfall or submission. In the end, Aldis had momentum. He felt Latimer over the ropes on a back body drop and low-bridged Shaw out of the ring. Both men crashed down to the concrete floor. Murdoch was perched and waiting. He pounced for a flying bulldog on an unsuspecting Aldis. 1, 2, 3, Murdoch is the new NWA worlds champ.