NWA news and notes
BILL BEHRENS INTERVIEW
BOOKINGS SITE www.sbibookings.com
NWA WILDSIDE TRIBUTE SITE
Episode #96 taped in 2002 is online.
MATCH #1 KROSS VS CAJUN KID
MATCH #2 TNT VS MR. DELICIOUS & LANCE DREAMER
MATCH #3 ROB WILLIAMS VS SCHWANZ
MATCH #4 JIMMY RAVE VS ADAM JACOBS
NWA Wildside featured stars like Current TNA Heavyweight Champion, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles (TNA/WCW), Ron Killings (WWE/TNA), Abyss (Justice) (TNA), Jimmy Rave (TNA), Amazing Red (TNA), Tony Mamaluke (WWE/WCW/TNA), Air Paris (WCW), Hotstuff Hernandez (TNA), David Young (TNA), Kenn Phoenix (Kenn Doane/Dykstra) (WWE), Luke Hawx (Altar Boy Luke) (WSX), Matt Sydal (Evan Bourne) (WWE), Delirious (ROH), Mike Posey (WWE/TNA), “The Original Gangsta” New Jack (ECW/TNA) and many more. NWA Wildside served a development promotion for WCW and featured stars like The Beast (Bob Sapp), David Flair, Tank Abbott, Shannon Moore, Shane Helms, Mark Jindrak, Sean O’Haire, Elix Skipper, Jimmy Yang and many more. Wrestling legends like Dusty Rhodes, Dory Funk, Jr., Terry Taylor, Larry Zbsyzko, James E Cornette, The Rock & Roll Express (Ricky & Robert), Abdullah The Butcher, and many more all appeared on NWA Wildside TV.
The NWA Wildside announce team featured Dan “The Dragon” Wilson, Steven Prazak, Scott Hudson, Steve Martin, Bill Behrens, Al Getz, Chris Cruise & others.
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AJ STYLES (ALLEN JONES)
Allen Neal Jones (born June 2, 1977), better known by his ring name A.J. Styles is an American professional wrestler currently working for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). He gained his earyly experience in NWA Wildside then ROH and was briefly signed to WCW. He, James Storm, Jeff Jarrett and Abyss (who wrestled under the name Justice) are the only wrestlers to perform on the inaugural NWA-TNA pay-per-view event on June 19, 2002, and still be employed by the company in a wrestling role today. Since he joined TNA, Styles has been a four-time World Heavyweight Champion, having held the NWA World Heavyweight Championship three times and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship once, the very first TNA X Division Champion, while also sharing the record for most reigns (six) with Jay Lethal, a six-time World Tag Team Champion (4 NWA and 2 TNA), and a two-time Television Champion. With having won the TNA X Division, NWA World Tag Team, and NWA World Heavyweight Championships, Styles was the first to complete the TNA Triple Crown Championship. Styles would later complete the Triple Crown three more times, making him the only man to complete it more than once. His victory over Booker T for the TNA Legends (now Television) Championship made him the first man to have ever won the TNA Grand Slam Championship, which he has done twice. Also, he is the only wrestler in TNA to have held every male championship owned and sanctioned by TNA at any point during the company’s history. All totaled, he has won 18 championships in TNA. In 2010 he became the first TNA contracted wrestler to rank in at #1 on Pro Wrestling Illustrated annual PWI 500 list.
AJ Styles now has an official website at www.AJStyles.org , and can be found on Facebook & Twitter as AJStylesorg.
NWA & TNA World Heavyweight Championships
6/11/03 PPV – beat Jeff Jarrett
10/22/03 PPV – lost to Jeff Jarrett
4/21/04 PPV – beat Jeff Jarrett in a cage
5/19/04 PPV – lost title to Ron Killings in a match also featuring Chris Harris, & Raven
5/15/05 Hard Justice – beat Jeff Jarrett in a match featuring Tito Ortiz as referee
6/19/05 Slammiversary – lost title to Raven in a match also featuring Monty Brown , Abyss, & Sean Waltman
9/20/09 No Surrender – beat TNA Champion Kurt Angle, Sting, Matt Morgan, & Hernandez
4/19/10 iMPACT! – lost the title to Rob Van Dam
3/15/08 Destination X – beat Booker T
7/19/09 Victory Road – lost the title to Kevin Nash
7/22/10 iMPACT! – won the Global Championship from Rob Terry. He renamed the title the TV Championship the following week.
12/5/10 Final Resolution – lost the title to Douglas Williams
6/26/02 PPV – beat Psicosis, Jerry Lynn & Low Ki
8/7/02 PPV – lost title to Low Ki in a match also featuring Jerry Lynn
10/23/02 PPV – beat X-Pac
11/6/02 PPV – lost to Jerry Lynn
6/9/04 PPV – beat Frankie Kazarian
7/28/04 PPV – lost title to both Matt Bentley & Kazarian
1/16/05 Final Resolution – beat Champ Petey Williams & Christopher Daniels
3/13/05 Destination X – lost to Chris Daniels in a match also featuring Elix Skipper & Ron Killings
9/11/05 Unbreakable – beat Champ Chris Daniels & Samoa Joe
12/11/05 Turning Point – lost to Samoa Joe
11/2/06 iMPACT! – beat Chris Sabin
11/16/06 iMPACT! – Chris Daniels beat champ A.J. Styles & Chris Sabin
Tag Team Title
7/3/02 PPV – w/Jerry Lynn beat The Rainbow Express
8/14/02 PPV – titles held up after a match against Ron Killings & Jeff Jarrett
2/4/04 PPV – w/Abyss beat The Redshirt Security. They are later stripped of the belts
6/18/06 Slammiversary – w/Chris Daniels beat America’s Most Wanted
8/25/06 iMPACT! – w/Chris Daniels lost the titles to the LAX in a border brawl match
9/24/06 No Surrender – w/Chris Daniels beat the LAX in an Ultimate X match
10/22/06 Bound for Glory – w/Chris Daniels lost to the LAX in a Steel Cage match
10/14/07 Bound for Glory – w/Tomko beat Team Pacman
4/17/07 iMPACT! – w/Tomko lost the tag team titles to Eric Young & Kaz in a match that also involved the LAX
6/10/12 Slammiversary – w/Kurt Angle beat Christopher Daniels & Kazarian
6/28/12 IMPACT WRESTLING – w/Kurt Angle beat Christopher Daniels & Kazarian
Rave was twice NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion, and appeared in ROH in memorable feuds with CM Punk and AJ Styles, and as the Crown Jewel Of The Embassy Group. In TNA he teamed with Lance Hoyt as the Rock & Rave Infection. He appeared for WWE in 2005. He toured Japan with Dragon Gate and New Japan. Rave twice was voted booker of the year in Georgia for his work with Rampage Pro Wrestling which was named Georgia Promotion of The Year in 2010 and 2011 as a result. Rave was featured in the King Ra Ring project in India, and returned to both ROH & TNA for matches in 2011. Rave is based in Atlanta, GA where he works as the Director of a Peer Support and Wellness Center
MIKE POSEY – The Birmingham, AL native performed as a wrestler and referee initially in Alabama & Georgia, most notably for NWA Wildside. He joined TNA as a referee, and also wrestled in a feud with David Young as “Dropkick” Posey. He resigned from TNA to try-out for WWE and after several dark matches was the 1st referee to join WWE’s development promotion Deep South Wrestling, initially without a WWE contract. Soon he was signed. When the ECW brand was launched he joined the WWE roster as one of its refs, eventually becoming the brand’s Sr. official. In his time in WWE he was a ref in matches on all three WWE brands and appeared at two WrestleManias. Returning to wrestling in 2009, Mike Posey teamed with former WWE Referee, Wes Adams, as the Official Express and Corey Hollis as Alabama Attitude in ROH. Posey won numerous singles titles including RPW TV Title, NWA Ultimate Tag Team Title, APW North Georgia Title, Alabama Junior Heavyweight Title, NWA Tennessee Junior Heavyweight Champion, NWA Pro South All Out & Tag Team Champion, and more. Posey was ranked in the 2012 PWI 500 at 333 up from 438 in 2011 and 470 in 2010.
MIKE POSEY INTERVIEW
ANARCHY TV at http://anarchy-wrestling.net/
MATCH #1 MEGA RUMBLE
MATCH #2 SEV7N VS RHYMER
MATCH #3 JACOBY BOYKINS VS BUKU DAO
MATCH #4 UAS VS SLIM J & STRYKYN
ANARCHY TV TAPING DATES
CORNELIA ARENA 8PM Belltime
4236 Level Grove Rd. Cornelia, GA
Oct 27 – Fright Night
Dec 29 – Christmas Chaos
ANARCHY HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: SHAUN TEMPERS
ANARCHY TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: SLIM J & AZRAEL
ANARCHY TV CHAMPION: BO NEWSOME
ANARCHY YOUNG LIONS CHAMPION: ADRIAN HAWKINS
JEFF G BAILEY (NWA ELITE) YOU TUBE page http://www.youtube.com/user/NWAElite
NWA ANARCHY TV TAPING 10-13-12
“Outlaw” Matt Lancie vs “Hotshot” Blake Wilder vs “The Situ-Asian) Buku Dao
Adrian Hawkins vs Kameron Kade
Anthony Henry vs Tommy Penirelli
Bobby Moore vs Bolt Brady
Najassism & Vandal vs Brandon Parker & Andrew Pendelton
10 Man Tag
Bo Newsom, Shadow Jackson, Nemesis, Jacoby Boykins, Sev7n w/Jerry Palmer vs.
Slim J, Mikael Judas, Brody Chase, Azrael, Billy Buck w/Dan Wilson
Plus: Joey Rhymer, Stryknyn, Dan Wilson, Seth Delay & an announcement by Jerry Palmer
Anarchy star, Slim J, announces the launch of his new website www.slimj.com .
The website features pics & videos of Slim J, plus very soon fans will be able to purchase Slim J T-Shirts & DVDs. Slim J also create original music & beats that are available for purchase using paypal.
If you want to get trained as a professional wrestler you will find info on the NWA Anarchy Wrestling School at www.slimj.com too.
Dan “The Rev” Wilson podcast:
Thursday at 11:30 PM EST at www.blogtalkradio.com/dragonsrejects
RAMPAGE PRO WRESTLING
RPW SHOW SCHEDULE
Oct 28 Doctoberfest
RPW HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: BIG LG
RPW TV CHAMPION: MIKE POSEY
RPW TAG TEAM CHAMPION: THE CASH VAULT (MOORE & DAWSON)
October 7 Rampage Pro Wrestling Report from Warner Robins, GA
From Larry Goodman:
Rampage Pro Wrestling taped three episodes of television at Johnny G’s Fun Center in Warner Robins, GA on October 7.
It was the “go home” taping for the annual Doctoberfest event on October 28, and what a go home taping it was. It had that spontaneous, anything can happen feeling, which was no accident since things happened were not part of the format, and some re booking was required due to no shows. .
Back in the day, when the television show could be make-or-break at the gate, this taping would have maxed out the profit on the live event. As it was, RPW went all out to hype the main event cage match and set up three title matches, plus a Peach Division bout.
Sadly, there were only 90 people in attendance to see what turned out to be a very entertaining show. RPW was running against serious competition in the form of the National Fair in near Perry.GA. RPW scored a moral victory by at least drawing better than they did a year ago on fair Sunday, and the crowd hung in there pretty well for a three hour taping with no intermission.
For the opening segment of hour number one, ring announcer Dan Masters introduced the new broadcast team: the returning Nigel Sherrod on color commentary, new locker room interviewer Brad Storm and lead TV announcer/RPW radio host Josh Wheeler.
Sherrod replaces Bil Behrens, whose tenure is now a piece of RPW’s most interesting history. In addition to his announcing duties, BB formatted the television for deposed booker Jimmy Rave.
(1) Tracy Taylor pinned Nina Monet in 5:03 with Hawaii Five O. Tracy has gotten herself into phenomenal shape. The debuting Monet (one of several PCW regulars angling for RPW roster spots), so this was a perfectly acceptable opener.
Pandora attacked Tracy. After just the right amount of comeback by Tracy, Monet pulled Pandora out of the ring.
Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks) interview at ringside. Jones earned the title shot of his choosing by winning a rumble match at the September 22 taping, and he wanted RPW Heavyweight Champion Luke Gallows, deeming Gallows as too ugly to be champion. Jones said Banks would check Cash. He said Banks didn’t need a jock strap because his privates were padded with one dollar bills. Per Jones, Hot Like Lava = undergarments coming down and pregnancy rates go up.
(2) “Marvelous” Michael Stevens defeated Joey Kidman in 5:30. The end came when Stevens pulled referee Stanley Robinson in front of him and punched Kidman in the groin.
Doc said he didn’t care about Doctoberfest. M1 and JRod were making him berserk, and he wanted them NOW. To prove the point, Doc pulled off his shoe and hit himself in the head with it. Doc then threatened to slug Dan Masters, forcing him to jump out of the ring. Doc bellowed like a crazy man until his partner and noted hothead, AJ Steele came out to calm him down. Doc ripped up the ringside crash pads and tossed a chair before Steele could usher him to the back.
Masters announced Gayton & Steele vs. J-Rod & Murder One inside a steel cage for Doctoberfest.
Both Dan and Ben Masters plugged the silent auction to support Lynn Helms, a loyal RPW fan in need of a liver transplant.
Charlie came to the ring with a revised Cash Vault, anchor Bobby Moore and newcomer Sylar Cross. Cash said they were going to celebrate the first anniversary of holding the tag titles with a gauntlet match.
(3) Cash Vault retained the RPW Tag Team Championship via DQ in a total time of 14:22. Their first opponents were Leon McMichaels and Zac Edwards. The crowd likes them and were off to a fast start until Moore took Edwards’ head off with a lariat. Cross had Edwards beaten with a massive high crossbody but eased off the pin attempt. Moore gored Edwards for the win at 3 minutes. Drew Adler & Steve Stiles were the next victims. Adler hit a beautiful corkscrew flip dive on Moore. Eventually, Moore cut Adler off with a german suplex, with Adler taking a full rotation bump. Stiles took the hot tag and was cleaning Moore’s clock, so he loaded up his elbow pad. Adler warned Stiles and tried a 450. Moore moved. Adler managed to land on his feet, but Moore nailed him with the loaded elbow pad for the pin at 9:07. Miss Allie brought out her latest acquisition to Allie’s Angels, the former Rave Approved team of Corey Hollis & Chip Day. Cash Vault fretted and for good reason. Hollis and Day were on fire. In an amazing show of strength, Hollis hoisted Cross onto his shoulders for a Samoan Drop. Cross has to go at least three fifty. Day took Moore out in spectacular fashion with a flip dive. They used on of their patented devastating combo moves on Cross, and Hollis had him pinned when Moore bashed him with the belt for the DQ. This match had a lot of really good stuff. Day and Hollis are definitely over as a babyface team, although it’s odd that they are being managed by that spoiled rich girl, Allie.
Postmatch, Day and Hollis forced Cash Vault to flee the ring. Allie demanded a rematch at Doctoberfest. Ben Masters said he would make it happen. End of hour number one.
The second hour opened with Dan Masters at ringside with Wheeler and Sherrod.
(4) J Rod (with Murder One) defeated Tommy Daniels in 3 minutes. Mr. Arrogance wasn’t satisfied with his introduction, and coerced Dan Masters into repeating it three times. Daniels was giving J Rod a run for his money. Murder was giving J Rod hell about it, which made for an entertaining story-within-the-story. J Rod resorted to rolling Daniels up using the tights.
Postmatch, Murder and J Rod punished Daniels while the fans chanted for AJ to come out.
In ring interview with Pandora — Dan wanted an explanation for her actions. Pandora said this was wrestling, not a beauty contest, and claimed to be the pound-for-pound toughest woman in pro wrestling. She challenged Tracy to a match. Tracy hit the ring. Pandora bailed with “chicken” chants ringing in her ears. Tracy said a match next week on TV was fine with her.
(5) Murder One (with J Rod) defeated Zac Edwards with The Ether in 1:56. Murder told J Rod he would show him how it was done.
Postmatch, Doc hit the ring with a chair. His keeper, Steele, was trailing behind him.
Murder pulled Dan Masters onto the ramp and started to choke him out. Murder warned “Johnny” that if he came one step closer, the fool’s neck would be broken. Murder told Doc he was losing his mind and was no longer fit to be in the company. Murder said Doc was setting a bad example for the kids, and put himself over as the model citizen. Steele backed Doc against the wall to shake some sense into him. Good luck with that, Steele said the peeps wanted to see what Doc was made of in the cage, not like this, Steele said he was wearing white because he wanted to see red all over it, and promised Doc that the blood would flow inside the cage. Doc said he wanted them to bleed tonight and walked off on Steele.
Ben Masters introduced the next match, explaining that Dan was still getting checked out. It would have been even better if Dan disappeared for the rest of the episode.
(6) Chris Jacobs defeated Jake Slater in 6:20. This was a showcase for Jacobs’ rapidly improving technical skills. Wheeler has been referring to Slater as a grizzled veteran, and is that ever the kiss of death. Match was OK but the fans weren’t feeling it. Kidman came to ringside. and wanted to know why Slater turned on him in the rumble match at the last taping. Slater popped Kidman in the face. Jacobs capitalized on the shenanigans by rolling Slater up.
Kidman laughed at Slater. “This time, shame on me, next time, shame on you.”
A visibly shaken Dan Masters hyped Doctoberfest and introduced a video segment on Allie’s Angels.
(7) Cru Jones (with Shaun Banks) defeated Bobby Moore (with Charlie Cash) in 6:35. Jones ducked the loaded elbow pad and rolled Moore up for the pin. Jones has elevated his game of late.
Dan announced that RPW was partnered up with TNA for their show in Macon on October 20, including a special RPW feature contest – Hot Like Lava vs. Mike Posey & Corey Hollis.
(8) Mike Posey defeated Kyle Matthews to retain the RPW TV Title in 9:25. On the comeback trail, Matthews set up for the tope, but slammed on the brakes when he saw Posey duck. Posey pulled Matthews out and picked up a chair, but referee Dustin Robinson took it away. Matthews went for the tope again…and accidentally obliterated Robinson. Posey tried to use the belt on Matthews and ate a superkick instead. Matthews covered while the fans counted 10. Matthews rolled Dustin back inside the ring. It was just recovery time Posey needed. He clobbered Matthews with the belt for the 1-2-3. This was another fine main event. Posey was on his game. I like the story their telling with Matthews, who is one of the more versatile wrestlers on the independent scene.
The hour closed with both of the Masters at ringside with Matthews. Dan Masters called it highway robbery. Commissioner Ben said no wrestler in the building had more heart than Kyle. Ben referenced the weight limit that now stood between Matthews and the heavyweight title, and announced a rematch with Posey for Doctoberfest. Matthews vowed to take Posey’s title.
The third hour of TV opened with Dan Masters, Wheeler and Sherrod at ringside, and included a reference to Nigel’s firsthand experience with the Peach Division.
(9) Pandora (with Nina Monet) defeated Tracy Taylor in 8:48. Tracy alternated between beating Pandora senseless, and outclassing her with wrestling skill. That Pandora has New York/New Jersey mouth on her that Souterrners instinctively hate. Monet pulled Tracy off the ring apron. Pandora followed her out, ramming Tracy into the post, then rolling her back in for the easy win.
Postmatch, Pandora and Monet (aka Platinum Perfection) gloated while referee Jeff McGowan tended to Tracy.
Dan Masters hyped the upcoming six man main event, then pitched to a backstage segment with that chair swinging freak, Doc Gayton.
(10) Shane Marx defeated Steve Stiles in 10:03. Storm replaced Sherrod on commentary for this match. Stiles showed admirable resiliency against the former PCW and EMPIRE Champion. Stiles kicked out a huge spinebuster, made Marx miss with a flying elbow drop, and hit a corkscrew neckbreaker for a two count. Marx answered with a uranage for a close near fall, so close that somebody at the desk rang the bell. Stiles fought off Marx’s sure-fire finisher, the DVD, and connected with a dropkick, before Marx ended it with the DVD. It was an impressive debut by Marx. The RPW fans showed respect for his ability and hated his personality.
Masters introduced a video feature on Mexican sensation Relampago (aka Antonio Garza).
(11) Rob Adonis (with Miss Allie) defeated Drew Adler in 5:30. Adler is built very much like Chikara wrestler, Mysterious and Handsome Stranger. Adler doesn’t have Stranger’s unique charisma, but he’s the better wrestler of the two. The crowd was fairly dead for this. It was a prime opportunity for Miss Allie to shine, but her instincts at ringside leave a lot to be desired. Allie grabbed Adler’s leg and Adonis spinebustered him for the 1-2-3.
Dan Masters introduced a pre-taped interview with Thunderbolt Patterson, and announced that Commissioner Ben had added Taylor vs. Pandora at Doctoberfest.
(12) Murder One & J Rod & Vordell Walker defeated AJ Steele & Micah Taylor & Shaun Banks (replacing Doc Gayton) via DQ in 15 minutes. Walker, a babyface in his previous stints at RPW, returned as the heel mystery partner. Before the match got underway, Commissioner Ben said that in order to ensure that the cage match would take place and that Doc would be able to perform his surgical duties next week, he could not allow Doc to wrestle the match. The logic of this was lost on me. The crowd loudly expressed their dissatisfaction.. Doc’s reaction was predictably nutty, but Ben’s ruling stood. Ben introduced Banks as Doc’s replacement. Micah is now sporting an iridescent pink streak in his hair. Micah and Walker had quite the spirited opening exchange. Awesome stuff. J Rod did some hilarious selling for Banks. Steele got a small piece of Murder One before the heels got heat on Micah. When Banks got the hot tag, the match broke down to six way chaos. J Rod got his lip split open by a kick from Banks. Doc hit the ring and smashed J Rod in the head with a chair. Thank God he got his hands up.
Postmatch, Doc put J Rod’s arm inside the chair and stomped on it. Doc promised two broken arms for J Rod at Doctoberfest.
Breaking News……Wrestling star athlete VORDELL WALKER has signed a contract to become a major part of the NEW RPW!! On Sunday, Oct. 7 Vordell returned as a mystery partner with Murder One and JROD forming what may be the most dangerous trio in pro wrestling! Vordell has just signed to face Micah Taylor in a one on one contest at Doctoberfest on Sunday October 28 adding to what is already the “S…how of the year.” The Main event at Doctoberfest which starts at 3 pm will be a STEEL CAGE MATCH with Doc Gayton teaming with AJ Steele to get retribution against Murder One and JROD. The RPW Heavyweight title goes on the line as The BIG LG Luke Gallows defends against the number one contender CRU JONES; the RPW tag team champions The Cash Vault with Charlie Cash will defend their titles and belts against Miss Allie’s Angels, Chip Day and Corey Hollis; another of Allie’s Angels ADONIS will battle Hot Like Lava’s Shawn Banks; The RPW TV Champion Mike Posey will defend his title against the challenge of Kyle Matthews in a return match ordered by commissioner Ben Masters; plus in the Women’s Peach Division, Tracy Taylor will battle Pandora in a GRUDGE MATCH! PLUS MORE Make YOUR plans to be in attendance!!
Watch RPW TV each Saturday on Macon’s Fox 24 at 9:00AM and MY41.2 at 10AM and Cox Communications Cable 11 in Middle Georgia Thurs 8PM & Sat noon or anytime at www.rampageprowrestling.net , plus Rampage Rewind on Cox Communications Cable 11 M, W, & F 5PM Fri & Sat 11:30PM & My41 Sat noon and at http://highspots.tv/category/video/free-videos/