Each week Cathal Byron will provide OWW with a recap of pro wrestling news. In “This Week in Wrestling”, he provide results, insight, and highlights from various wrestling promotions around the world.
Here are this week’s highlights:
WWE has provided its affiliates with an updated list of future pay-per-views. The TLC event on December 16th, 2012 will be held at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York. Go to http://prowrestlingevents.webs.com/unitedstates.htm for info about upcoming shows.
NWA Chattanooga Results 5/25
Chip Day & Corey Hollis defeated Jason Hampton & Jason Collins, in a tag tournament qualifying match.
“Strong Style Psycho” Tank defeated “Hit For Hire” Bobby Moore
Ace Rockwell & Logan Alvey defeated Gil Quest & CB Gibson, in a tag tournament qualifying match.
JOHNNY DANGEROUS def JOHN SKYLER & STEVEN WALTERS to earn a spot in the GOLD RUSH match at HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT on JUNE 30.
NWA ANARCHY TV CHAMPION, BO NEWSOME claimed to have a pre-concussive syndrome and could not wrestle so introduced JACOBY BOYKINS to replace him in the title match.
JACOBY BOYKENS def SETH DELAY
JACOB ASHWORTH (replacing Zach Daniels) and JOEY RHYMER def TOMMY DANIELS & CB GIBSON by count out.
ANTHONY HENRY def BRANDON PARKER to retain the NWA ANARCNHY YOUNG LIONS TITLE.
ANDREW PENDELTON def BILLY BUCK to earn a spot in the GOLD RUSH match at HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT
In the SHAUN TEMPERS vs SLIM J, NWA ANARCHY HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH, it appeared SLIM J had beaten Tempers and was new champion, until referee BRENT WILEY reversed the decision. Wiley had been knock down during the match and referee DEE BYERS had made the pinfall count. Wiley recovered in time to see BRODY CHASE intercept and use JERRY PALMER’s “Big Nasty” Ax handle on Tempers which Palmer had fed into the ring. This followed earlier interference by The NWA ELITE who were chased off by the returning HATE JUNKIES that Wiley never saw. Wiley’s decision was not well received by the fans nor Brody Chase and Slim J.
Next TV Taping is June 9.
NWA Rampage Pro Wrestling 5/27
“Adorable” Anthony Andrews (w/ Michael Stevens) defeated Darren Dean
Anthony Henry defeated Kyle O’Reilly
NWA RPW Tag Team Title Match: Cash Vault (“Hit For Hire” Bobby Moore & Rob Adonis)(w/ Charlie Cash)(C) defeated J-Rod & Frankie Valentine (w/ Billy Knight) to retain
K.C. McKnight defeated “The American Wolf” Davey Richards
4-Way Match – Loser Leaves Jimmy Rave Approved: Corey Hollis defeated Patrick Bentley
NWA RPW Television Title Match: Drew Adler (C) defeated Slim Jay via disqualification to retain
Small & Tall (Drew Adler & Slim Jay) defeated BFF (“Adorable” Anthony Andrews & “Marvelous” Michael Stevens)
Hot Like Lava (Cru Jones & Shaun Banks) defeated Washington Bullets (Jon & Trey Williams)
AJ Steele defeated Murder One via disqualification
NWA RPW Heavyweight Title Match: Kyle Matthews (C) defeated Jimmy Rave
Former WWE & TNA Superstar Matt Hardy made his NPWS debut on 6/1.
Former WrestleMania star Leilani Kai made an appearance on 6/2.
NPWS will be taking a break for the remainder of June & will return mid July.
TNA President Dixie Carter announced on the live 5/31 episode of Impact Wrestling that the company would be creating a Hall of Fame and that the first inductee will be announced at the Slammiversary PPV on 6/10 in Arlington, Texas.
– Cathal Byron is an OWW correspondent. He lives in Dublin, Ireland and has been watching wrestling for over 15 years.