04/29/2012 – NWA Anarchy Report from Cornelia on 4/28
From Larry Goodman:
NWA Anarchy returned to action at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, GA with another scintillating television taping.
I would rate it a shade below the previous taping, simply because nothing last night reached the lofty heights of the 10 man main event on that April 14 show, so a triple instead of a home run. Everything clicked pretty well.
They turned the up the heat on the Jerry Palmer saga. The uber bitter former Anarchy owner has aligned himself with the most hated group in the history of the building, Jeff G. Bailey and his NWA Elite, and turned against his formerly loyal employees and fans. It’s the hottest angle to hit Cornelia in quite some time and they’re just building the first layer of a cake upon which many more layers are sure to be added.
Among the many positive is the fact that Anarchy is reaping the benefits of paring down their roster. The storytelling is more focused. It’s quality over quantity – the stars are getting a greater share of the TV time and select members of the roster are being elevated.
The technical problems that have dogged this company are a thing of the past. Well, for one night at least. They ran several pretaped segments. They all played like they were supposed to with good quality audio and video. It may not sound like much, but comparatively speaking, it’s a monumental achievement for this group
Attendance was 125, and the heat from the crowd was on par with the near record temperatures in Cornelia. It’s interesting to note that the current Anarchy crowd is about 50% female.
The show opened with the entire NWA Elite on the WrestleVision to set the stage. Bailey was not happy that his tag team champions had to defend against stinky, smelly, dirty, revolting Hate Junkies, but it was worth it to crush them. Bailey told Bro Newsom that he needed to beat Seth Delay for the TV title because everyone in the Elite has a belt.
Mr. Smug, I mean John Johnson, said they humiliated Shadow Jackson and Jacoby Boykins was going to do likewise to his partner, Nemesis.
It was Palmer’s turn. Bottom line- either you with us or you’re going to get your ass beat. Palmer said he hadn’t given up on getting Jackson to see the light. Palmer and Bailey hugged and the camera zoomed in for a close up of Shaun Tempers double title belts.
(1) Vandal & Brandon Parker defeated Zach Daniels & Joey Rhymer in 6:13. Rhymer looks like he was plucked out of middle school. He should stay away from the standing dropkick until he can deliver it above his opponents’ waist, and his punches are pathetic. No matter. The women in the crowd love him. Perhaps he’s idealized son they never had. Perhaps it’s best not to delve too deeply there. Parker hit his backpack stunner to start heat on little Joey. After getting beaten down, Rhymer managed tag Zach. In a piece of highly questionable strategy, Rhymer made a blind tag and promptly missed a swanton bomb. Vandal capitalized on the snafu with a driving elbow drop for the pin.
(2) CB Gibson (with Tommy Daniels) defeated Jacob Ashworth (with Skirra Corvus) in 8:30. Gibson turned on Ashworth to join forces with Daniels two weeks ago. The crowd directed derisive chants at both partners in crime. It was all Ashworth and the crowd was loving it. Gibson took a TO, and Ashworth made the mistake of pursuing the slacker outside the ring, as Gibson drove Ashworth’s back into the ring frame to take over. Gibson repeatedly went to the sleeper hold to keep Ashworth under control. Ashworth’s fire and facials were strong here, but with a small guy applying the hold on a big guy in the era of MMA, a sleeper is not visually credible unless it’s really snug. Gibson tried for a flying bodypress and got planted. Tommy jumped on the apron to complain. Corvus pulled Tommy down and popped him. Tommy turned it into track meet. Corvus chased Tommy into the ring. When referee Dee Byers stepped in, Tommy gave Ashworth a low blow and all Gibson had to do was roll him up. This story entertains me every time out.
(3) Hate Junkies (Dany Only & Stryknyn with The Rev) defeated NWA Anarchy Tag Team Champions The NWA Elite (Bryan Casanova & Se7en with Jeff G. Bailey) via DQ in 11:55. Stryknyn dispensed with the test of strength by pounding away on Se7en. Se7en absorbed the blows and took Stryk’s head off with a high boot. Stryk fought his way out of trouble to make the tag. Junkies isolated Casanova for a while, but Se7en interfered to set up punishment Elite style on Only. Stryk showed his disgust with a snot rocket. Only was in a world of hurt, and Casanova’s Vader elbow drop to the nutsack didn’t help matters any. Neither did Se7en’s 300 pound leaping (and I do mean leaping) elbow drop. Only hung in with that big heart of his and eventually got the tag. Stryknyn ducked Se7en’s high boot this time and speared him for a near fall. It broke down with all four in the ring. Junkies low bridged Se7en and blasted Casanova with a spear/lariat combo. Stryknyn covered and Boykins interfered for the DQ. He was late the party, however, and it clearly should have been a three count. Ref Dee Byers did what he could to salvage it.
Nemesis and Shadow hit the ring and the Elite took a powder. The crowd chanted “that was three.” In the long run, the screw up just stokes the fire for the Junkies to win the titles.
(4) Jacoby Boykins (with John Johnson) defeated Nemesis (with Shadow Jackson) in 7:05. A big shoulderblock by Nemesis was followed by an even bigger clothesline from Boykins, who proceeded to destroy the back of Nemesis with power moves. Nemesis’ face was etched in pain on his comeback. He hit a senton backsplash for two, and Palmer strolled to ringside with a “you sold out” chant ringing in his ears. Palmer’s presence distracted Jackson from the matter at hand, allowing Boykins to pin Nemesis with a spinning powerslam. Just what it needed to be.
Jackson confronted Palmer on the WrestleVision screen. Palmer said he was just trying to get Jackson’s attention. Palmer warned Jackson to change his tune of he was going to get hurt. Jackson cocked his fist…and got waylaid by Jacoby Boykins. The Elite jumped on Jackson like a pack of dogs. In a nice piece of attention to detail, the camera panned to Tempers and Newsom holding the door closed to prevent a rescue. The dastardly Palmer whacked Jackson in the head with Big Nasty, his trusty axhandle. The hour closed with a close up Jackson – blood flowing from his head and his body quivering.
Much to Bobby Moore’s dismay, Barney dolls were on sale for five buck during the intermission.
(5) NWA Anarchy Young Lion’s Champion Anthony Henry & Billy Buck defeated Bobby Moore & Andrew Pendleton III in 15:06. Great heat because the fans love Buck and Henry. The back story here was Moore bragging that he had inflicted a career ending injury on Buck, only to see Buck return two weeks ago. Henry egged on the “Barney” chants for Moore. Why does Moore continue to wear purple and subject himself to such torture? Moore ran for a tag to avoid Buck, so Pendleton took the punishment. Buck with a sweet leg lariat. Henry with flying lariat and stinging chops. Henry went for the DVD, but Moore grabbed APIII by the leg to block it. The rudos gave Henry a beating for the longest time. Their running forearm sandwich looked wicked, and can’t be good for the eardrums. Henry blocked Moore’s superkick and got the Texas Cloverleaf but Pendleton broke that up. Henry connected with a big forearm. Tag and Buck was on fire against APIII. Moore caught Buck with a cheap shot and ran away. Pendleton tried to be sneaky. Not happening. Buck sent APIII into next week with a superkick, and Moore thought better of trying to save him. Pendleton’s selling of the superkick was tremendous. His eyes glazed over like an Easter ham. An effective match despite being too long.
Ring announcer Jonathan Feltner said the NWA Board of Directors had ordered Buck vs. Moore in two weeks.
(6) Bro Newsom (with Jerry Palmer) defeated Seth Delay to become the new NWA Anarchy TV Champion in 16:06. Chain wrestling to start. Bro slapped Delay. That got the champion’s ire up and when the opening presented itself, Delay returned the favor. The body of the match saw Bro dissect Delay’s back. Delay used the leg trap sunset flip for a hop spot near fall. Newsom threatened to break Delays’ back with a suplex on the ramp, but Delay reversed it. Byers ran over to check on Newsom. Delay followed with a double ax off the top. Delay donned a plastic fireman’s helmet to taunt Palmer. Back inside, Delay hit a missile dropkick for two. Nobody’s selling much of anything in this match. Newsom hit a backward superplex and made a one armed cover but Delay kicked out. Now they’re selling. Delay came back with a standard issue superplex and slow cover and Newsom kicked out. Delay’s top rope elbow missed. Newsom tried to pin Delay with his feet on the ropes. Delay turned Newsom’s spinebuster into a DDT for a near fall. Delay went for the top rope elbow again and this time it connected, but there was Boykins to divert Byer’s attention. Newsom clocked Delay with Palmer’s axhandle, and Delay is the king of TV no more. Newsom appears to have the size and skill to take it to the next level if he wants it bad enough. There was a serious case of crowd deflation at this juncture, as the fans didn’t see this one coming.
On the WrestleVision, we saw the Elite wildly congratulating Newsom in the dressing room.
(7) Azrael (with The Rev & Brodie Chase) defeated NWA Anarchy Champion Shaun Tempers (with Jeff G. Bailey & Jerry Palmer) via DQ in around 12 minutes. Clearly, this is the match the people badly want to see. Tempers took the title from Azrael at Hardcore Hell (thanks to Palmer). Tempers has also been the NWA North American Champion since June 25, 2011. Bailey and Palmer together at ringside makes the level of obnoxious swagger unbearable. The crowd was in a subdued state after the last match. That changed in a hurry. Azrael invited the chop exchange. Tempers should know better. Stick to battles you can win. Azrael was taking no prisoners. Tempers turned the tide with a devastating kick to Azrael’s knee. Tempers zeroed in on the knee and kept Azrael grounded. The fans chanted Azrael’s name. Azrael’s rally lack steam due to a the damage he had sustained Tempers looking supremely confident, too much so, as Azrael caught him with a leg submission. Tempers made the ropes and went back on the attack. At the 9 minute mark, Azrael nailed Tempers with a diving Superman punch for a near fall, but the knee was giving him fits. Azrael came back with strikes from all angles for a near fall. Tempers blocked the Ted Bundy. Tempers went for the kill with a hangman’s neckbreaker off the ropes, but Azrael escaped. Azrael scored a bullseye with a frogsplash elbow. Casanova and Se7en hit the ring for the DQ. Good match. It couldn’t be any other way with these two, and they were just setting the table.
Hate Junkies tried to make the save, but they were outgunned when Boykins joined in. Se7en drilled Stryk with a chokeslam. Not enough to suit Bailey. The Elite left Stryknyn laying with a stuff piledriver. Slim J ran out swinging a sickle, and the Elite scattered like mice. When all was said and done, Stryknyn got carted out on a stretcher.
Chase announced his solution to all the interference- Azrael vs. Tempers inside a steel cage for May 12. The pop was huge. It was the perfect ending. The Elite had run roughshod all night long, but the people went home with the thought that justice would be done next time.