NWA Official Press Release Re: New NWA™ National Heavyweight Champion Crowned January 5, 2012
Last week at NWA E.D.G.E. in Nashville, North Carolina, Damien Wayne pinned “The Canadian Lion” Lance Erikson to become the new NWA™ National Heavyweight Champion. Chance Prophet, a former two time NWA™ National Heavyweight Champion, also participated in this three way match for the vacant championship. The title was vacated by the Tokyo Monster Kahagas shortly after winning the NWA™ World Heavyweight Title on November 2, 2012.
Moments before securing the win, Wayne took a spine buster from Erikson. Erikson covered Wayne for the pin but Prophet broke up the referee’s count at two. Next, Prophet nailed Erikson with a DDT but Erikson kicked out at two. Prophet was then surprised by a “mafia kick” from a recovered Wayne that sent him between the ropes and on to the ringside floor. Wayne then climbed to the top rope and hit Erikson with an elbow drop before covering him for the pin fall victory.