October 29, 2005
â€“ Larry Goodman
The 7th annual rendition of Fright Night at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, Georgia was a better show than it appeared to be on paper. It was
the first Fright Night since NWA Anarchy took over the building, and unlike past Halloween shows put on by NWA Wildside, there werenâ
€™t many compelling issues to be settled. Fortunately, it was a very solid wrestling show, and with the exception of the main event, the
inring performances were stronger than the stories surrounding them. For reasons that will become apparent as you read on, Anarchy
emerged from Fright Night with more interesting story possibilities than they had going in.
The three and half hour show drew a crowd of 150. It was the smallest crowd ever for Fright Night and a significant downturn from the
250 Anarchy had for their first big show, Hostile Environment, back in July.
Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer opened the show by thanking the fans for making it all possible. Palmer gave props to all the public safety
personnel in the audience. Palmer thanked all the behind-the-scenes people in the company and introduced them by name. Ring
announcer Nigel Sherrod said enough blabbering, letâ€™s get to the action.
(1) â€œThe Soul Assassinâ€� Kory Chavis & Jay Fury & Hayden Young beat Three Guys That Totally Rule (Salvatore Rinauro & Seth
Delay & Patrick Bentley) in 21:46
This spotfest got the show off to a flying start. Chavis, the artist formerly known as Rainman, got the strongest babyface reaction. Young
was trying to show more confidence and charisma with his entrance. There was something about it that made me not like him. Bentley
has added some muscle. Heâ€™s small but totally shredded. Rinauro was wearing his â€œSaved by the Salâ€� trunks and basking in
the glory of his recent success in ROH. Guys did their posing routine. As fans chanted â€œkill the Crackers,â€� Rinauro interrupted off
the line of the night. â€œYou canâ€™t spell Saltines without Sal.â€� Realistic torque on the armbars between Fury and Rinauro. Fury
went for the Clash, couldnâ€™t get it and turned it into a Muta lock. Young and Rainman followed suit with Muta locks. Delay and Rinauro
both took sky high backdrops. Fury was awesome cleaning house on a hot tag from Young. Chavis busted out a press Michinoku driver
on Rinauro and Bentley made the save. They did a round robin of big moves that built to dives by Delay and Young. Fury and Rinauro
traded punches, paused, and did stereo flip dives out of nowhere. Chavis smoked Rinauro with an assisted Spinesplitta. The other guys
pulled Chavis out of the ring. Rinauro used a palm strike on Young. Young responded with a top rope diamond cutter. They did a round
robin of finishers. Finish saw Delay eat a double dropkick. Chavis ducked Rinauroâ€™s Pass the Courvoisier. Fury connected with the
Enzifury, and Chavis pinned Rinauro with the Dark City Street Cutter.
Delay got into it with Rinauro. He said Guys did better without him. Bentley gave Rinauro a low blow. Bentley held Rinauro while Delay
paint brushed him. They left Rinauro laying. Rinauro eventually scraped himself off the mat and departed to a round applause.
(2) In the inaugural scramble match at the NWA Arena, Jeremy V & Jason Blackman defeated Cru Jones & Ken Westbrooks and
Pomp & Circumstance (Ace Rockwell & Shaun Tempers) and Texas Treats (Don Juan & Chris Marval) in 15:05
V and Blackman were the only team the fans treated as heels at the get go, but the match was structured to get the fans to pull for
Westbrooks and Jones. Good match although they didnâ€™t fully exploit the scramble rules the way good lucha does. Rockwell slapped
V in the head to get it off to a hot start. Rockwell sold Vâ€™s VKO like a knockout. But he was playing possum and surprised V with an
inside cradle. Juanâ€™s dancing got a big pop. Westbrooksâ€™ dancing got an even bigger one. Jones and Blackman tagged in. The
crowd was hot to see the two power wrestlers square off. At least until Blackman screwed up some spots. Treats used some nice
teamwork on Westbrooks. Marval was especially sharp here. All three teams got their licks in on Westbrooks. Westbrooks hit a nice
capture suplex to set up the hot tag. Jones took Blackmanâ€™s head off with most wicked lariat in Anarchyâ€™s short history.
Westbrooks & Jones, P & C and Treats all hit double teams but someone was always jumping in to prevent a finish. Tempers hit a tiger
driver on Marval. Rockwell hit the Bukkake Destroyer on V. Jones and Westbrooks were ready to finish off Blackman when V crotched
Jones on the top. V hit the VKO on Jones and Blackman gave Westbrooks the kick of death to score the three count.
(3) Gabriel beat Todd Sexton (with Frankie Kingston) in 15:48
The stip here was that this bitter feud would be settled by forcing the loser to shake hands. Hey, I just write the reports. With that said, itâ
€™s close to impossible for these guys to have a bad match. They grappled on the mat. Good stuff. Gabriel went for the sharpshooter
and Sexton bailed. Gabriel flipped off the buckles to reverse an armbar. Sexton sent him flying with forearm shot. The action spilled to the
outside. Kingston got involved. Gabriel shoved the miserable little tool, but Sexton used the distraction to take control. A headbutt had
Gabriel checking his forehead for blood. Sexton applied the Sexton Stretch but Gabriel got a ropes break. Sexton catapulted Gabrielâ€™s
throat into the bottom rope. Sexton used Muay Thai knees. They went down in a heap on simultaneous flying lariats. Gabriel rallied. After
a senton backsplash for a near fall, Kingston interfered again. Gabriel chased Kingston into the ring. Sexton cut Gabriel off with an STO
for a near fall. Sexton tried to lock in a triangle choke. Gabriel tried to powerbomb his way out of it but Sexton wouldnâ€™t release the
Gabriel made the ropes. Gabriel connected with an enzuigiri. Delayed cover for a two count. Gabriel slowly climbed to the top as he sold
the arm. Kingston crotched him. Sexton tried for a superplex. Gabriel fought it off and dumped Sexton into a tree of woe. Gabriel kicked
Kingston to the floor and gave Sexton a top rope double stomp while he was strapped to the tree of woe. Ouch. 1..2..3. Sexton shook
hands without protest.
(4) Brandon P beat Azrael in 5:03
This instantly turned into ringside brawl. Azrael Azraelâ€™s punch missed P and connected with the rail. P went to work on the hand.
Azrael was bleeding from the knuckles. P gave Azrael a DDT on the ramp. Azrael took a full speed flying bump into the rail that drew a â
€œholy s***â€� chant. Azrael doused his elbow bad with light fluid and torched it. Azrael went for a flaming lariat but P ducked out the
way. P missile dropkicked Azrael to score the pinfall. It didnâ€™t look good. Fans chanted â€œwhat the f***.â€�
Postmatch, Azrael took Pâ€™s knee out. Iceberg hit the ring and gave P the Ground Zero splash. A mysterious robed figure under a black
hood was watching from the ramp. The mystery man handed Iceberg a vegetable peeler. Iceberg returned to the ring and carved on Pâ
€™s forehead like it was a Halloween pumpkin. P juiced. Iceberg wiped the blood on his own forehead. The mystery man delighted in
(5) Slim J pinned Jeff Lewis to win the NWA Anarchy TV Title in 22:20
I really liked this match. It was good for the title and the credibility of the outgoing champion, but it was awfully long for match that had zero
build coming into the show. Iâ€™m thinking Jâ€™s technical skills are way underrated. It was solid chain wrestling until Lewis threw the
first punch at the 7 minute mark. Jâ€™s dropkick sent Lewis to the outside, but Lewis caught Jâ€™s dive attempt and rammed his back
into the apron. Lewis worked over Jâ€™s back and taunted the bleacher fans that were giving him hell. J came back with some really
smooth pin attempts. Lewis cut him off with a spear. J jumped on Lewisâ€™ back for a rear naked choke and took him down. But there
was nobody home on the moonsault. J hit the flying inverted DDT. They struggled to their feet at the count of nine. J took Lewis over the
top with a headscissors and hit a moonsault to the outside. The crowd didnâ€™t pop at all for the spot. J continued his assault inside
the ring. Lewis blocked the 360 Ace crusher and Anger Management and hit his Final Curtain finisher. J kicked out at 2.9. Lewis went
nuts. J went for Anger Management and Lewis countered with a victory roll. They battled with both men standing on the ropes. J escaped
from the Final Curtain and dropped Lewis on his head with Anger Management to score the pin. Good pop for the surprise title change.
Andrew Alexander, American Idol wannabe, cut a funny promo. Alexander admitted that he didnâ€™t make the cut for the new season of
Idol. But he said that was because Simon pulled him aside and told him that he would blow away the competition. Alexander claimed
that Simon had signed him to an exclusive deal and sent him to LA to work on a video where he had become fast friends with Kelly
Clarkson. Alexander plugged Clarksonâ€™s new CD. Alexanderâ€™s phone rang. â€œAlexander, go,â€� he said. It was â€œKel Kel.â
€� Alexander ridiculed Cornelia. He told Kelly that he was there to play her CD but the Cornelians couldnâ€™t even spell CD. â€œHoller
at me girl,â€� he said as he hung up. Alexanderâ€™s blabbering was interrupted by the appearance of Heath Miller and Randall
Johnson. Alexander said he had promised Rudy Boy Gonzalez that his Texas Wrestling Academy guys (Skitzo and Brett Thunder) would
have a match that was like a night off.
(6) Heath Miller & Randall Johnson beat Skitzo & Brett Thunder (with Andrew Alexander) in 6:25
Not bad for what it was. Miller does a fine spinebuster. Good timing on the finishing sequence. Skitzo collided with Alexander. Alexander
bumped to the floor. Skitzo was right behind him courtesy of Johnsonâ€™s lariat. Miller rolled Thunder up.
Iceberg and Azrael hit the ring and decimated Miller and Johnson. That set the stage for the grand entrance of the mystery man. This
angle has been beset by technical problems, but the climactic moment came off without a hitch. The hooded figure stood in the center of
the ring illuminated by a single overhead spotlight. Off came the hood to reveal DAN â€œTHE FREAKING DRAGONâ€� WILSON. A truly
stunning moment. Throughout his tenure as Wildsideâ€™s announcer, Wilson was as babyface as they come in pro wrestling. But he
knows this crowd and did precisely what he was necessary to turn heel. Wilson said he owed the fans no explanation. â€œBut being the
swell guy that I amâ€¦â€� Wilson said that wrestling in Cornelia died on 4/30 (Wildsideâ€™s final show). He called Anarchy an
abomination run by a firefighter playing at pro wrestling. Wilson said there was no passion in pro wrestling and blamed the fans for
killing the industry. Wilson said the problem was that the fans had forgotten how to fear. And he had just the guys to solve that problem.
Iceberg, Azrael â€œthe demon spawned from hell,â€� and Tank was in on it too. They were the Devilâ€™s Rejects. Wilson pointed out
several individual in the crowd and said they could be next.
(7) Mikal Adryan (with Jeff G. Bailey) beat Onyx to retain the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title in 14:50
Not much heat. It felt like fans were saving it up for the main and didnâ€™t care enough about this match to get fired up. Onyx got the
ankle lock early. He had it on for a long time before Adryan reversed it. Neither one sold it all. Onyx applied the Jamaica City Dream but
couldnâ€™t get the submission. Onyx pried his way free from a headscissors and went back to the ankle lock. Adryan made the ropes.
Onyx got a single leg crab. Bailey punched Onyx to break the hold. That didnâ€™t phase Onyx so Bailey raked the eyes. Adryan went on
the attack. He was selling the leg now. Adryan dumped Onyx and Bailey put the boots to him. Back inside, Adryan taunted Onyx. Onyx
caught Adryan with a powerslam and collapsed to the mat. Onyx blocked a suplex and countered with an amazing belly to belly suplex on
a man that had him by almost a foot in height. Both men down. They collided like freight trains on a double clothesline. Both down again
for a nine count. They each blocked the other guyâ€™s finishing move. Onyx got the Jamaica City Dreams again. Bailey sneaked into the
ring with the belt but Onyx saw him coming. Onyx trapped Bailey in corner. Bailey cowered. Adryan was preparing to brain Onyx with the
belt when Rainman hit the ring. They got in a tug of war over the belt. Rainman got it away but accidentally clocked Onyx in the process.
Adryan nailed Rainman with the Mafia Kick and covered Onyx for the three count.
(8) Urban Assault Squad (Shadow Jackson & Nemesis) beat Alabama Attitude (Adam Roberts & T. C. Carnage) in a noose match (16:
Ring announcer Nigel Sherrod said the match was â€œscheduled for one hanging.â€� This was the blowoff an lengthy feud. They
delivered a wild brawl triple juice weapons brawl that was just what the situation called for. Attitude jumped UAS on the ramp with
chairshots. The Alabamians got the nooses on but UAS came back with a tandem noose lariat. Nemesis went for a tope and Carnage
caught him with chairshot as he came flying through the ropes. Nemesis came up bleeding. Attitude beat on Jackson. Jackson came
back with a spinebuster on Roberts. UAS did the old Midnight Express rocket launcher on Roberts. Fans called for UAS to â€œhang the
honkies.â€� UAS tried to hang Carnage but Roberts ran at them with a lariat and all four tumbled out to the floor. Carnage was busted
open after a series of headbutts from Nemesis. Jackson got a board from the fans and used it on Roberts. Jackson splashed the rail
and bled. Roberts blasted Jackson with the board. Fans chanted for the comeback. Carnage accidentally hit Roberts with a chair and
Jackson speared Carnage for a near fall. Nemesis caught Carnage right on his Big Bird beak with a missile dropkick and Roberts
saved. The pin attempts were confusing since the match was announced as win by hanging. Nemesis pulled the ropes down on
Carnage and just about him ready to swing when Roberts made the save. Jackson waffled Roberts with a chair. UAS then made it a
double hanging. Fans popped huge for the finish. Roberts was dangling from the top rope to where there were visible rope burns on his
neck. The show closed with the champions doing an animated celebration with the title belts as the fans chanted â€œUAS.â€�
Greg Hunter and John Johnson provided commentary for the DVD release. It was the first three camera shoot in several years. I wonâ
€™t be surprised if the DVD is in some ways superior to the live showâ€¦Young replaced Milano Collection A. T. who returned to Japan
due to family issues. Milano also had a bicep swell up like a balloon after a match last Saturday. Gonzalez said the bicep appears to be
badly bruised rather than tornâ€¦Tank missed the show because his wife was hospitalized due to complications of her pregnancy...
Anarchy returns to action on 11/5 with Sexton vs. Chavis in a number one contenderâ€™s matchâ€¦The NWA Wildside name will be
revived for an 11/22 show in Soddy Daisy, Tn (Chattanooga suburb) to benefit the high school wrestling team. Matches include Jake
Roberts vs. Murder One and Iceberg & Tank vs. Pomp & Circumstance.
|Copyright Â© Georgia Wrestling History, Inc.
All rights reserved.