February 4, 2006
â€“ Larry Goodman
The last regular Anarchy show I attended in 2005 drew less than 100 fans to the NWA Arena, which was pretty much the norm since the
promotion took over the building in May. Not much heat. Not a very entertaining show.
Last night, there were 200 people in the building for the second television taping in a row. That hasnâ€™t happened since March 2002.
The wrestling isnâ€™t a whole lot better, but the atmosphere sure as hell is. There were a formidable number of teenage girls in the
crowd. Dubbed [i]The Poodle Attack Squad [/i]by a fan that objected to their volume level, these girls have an endless supply of high
decibel energy. They pop for the babyface entrances. They pop for all the hot moves. They pop when there isnâ€™t anything in particular
to pop about. Hey, since when is good social etiquette a prerequisite for going to pro wrestling shows? More importantly, drawing
increasing numbers of teenage females is a healthy sign for the box office fortunes of any promotion.
As is to be expected with Hardcore Hell â€™06 looming in the horizon, this show was primarily a vehicle for storyline advancement. The
current roster isnâ€™t the deepest to grace the ring in Cornelia by any stretch, but the creative team is doing a good job of maximizing
strengths and hiding weaknesses, while they nurture the growth of the young talent that is Anarchyâ€™s future.
(1) Brett Thunder (with Rudy Boy Gonzalez) beat Adrian Hawkins in 6:56
They gave the fans no reason to care one way or the other during the opening minutes. Just a bunch of rushed spots. A sloppy collision
of high crossbodys left both men on the canvas for a four count. Thunder launched a crisp flurry of offense. Thunder stung Hawkins with a
back chop. The crowd called for an encore. Thunder said he had something better and leveled Hawkins with a corner lariat. But Hawkins
capitalized on Thunderâ€™s reckless abandon with a springboard bulldog. RBG got up on the apron to distract referee Brent Wiley,
giving Thunder a few extra counts to kick out. Moments later, Hawkins pulled the ropes down on Thunder. With Wiley busy checking on
Thunder, RBG entered the ring with a superkick that landed squarely on Hawkinsâ€™ chest. Thunder covered for the three count.
Murder One came out, gave Hawkins the Blazinâ€™ Lariat and dumped his ass. M-1 said that Anarchy had a Scooby Do mystery on their
hands. Was M-1 with Devilâ€™s Rejects or was he down with Anarchy? M-1 said that if Hawkins was the best Anarchy had, it would be
any easy decision.
(2) Big Dogg & Hector Navarro & Skitzo beat Henry Hoss & Bobby Houston & Spectre in 4:12
The crowd popped huge for Hossâ€™s entrance and the big olâ€™ country boyâ€™s offense. The heels beat on Houston, who looks
like a cross between Bob Orton and Sam Houston. It broke down to six-way action. Hoss hit a lariat on Dogg that sent both men tumbling
over the top. Skitzo pinned Spectre with an elbow drop off the ropes, but the crowd was more interested in watching the brawl between
Hoss and Dogg, as they fought their way to the back.
(3) Hayden Young beat Jeff Lewis via count out at 12:22 (Lewis retained the NWA Anarchy Television Title)
The girls saved some of their loudest shrieks for Young. Coming off of two hotly contested draws, this match was billed as possibly
Youngâ€™s final shot at Lewisâ€™ title. Young got three quick pin attempts. Lewis took a walk and waited for Young to play to the crowd.
Lewis clubbed his unsuspecting opponent from behind, but Young regained control and went to work on Lewisâ€™ arm. The match did
a 180 when Lewis crotched Young into the tree of woe. Lewis speared Young while he was hanging upside down. They did a nice hope
sequence where Young did a sunset flip and a pair of lariats, before Lewis cut him off with a leg lariat. Lewis was in the driverâ€™s seat
until Young exploded with a lariat at the 9 minute mark. Young landed a trio of elbows to put Lewis on the deck. Young covered but Lewis
got a foot over the ropes. Young countered a powerbomb with a huracanrana for a near fall. Young used an overhead belly to belly suplex
for another near fall. Young was setting up for dive when Lewis went down clutching at his knee. Brent Wileyâ€™s count reached ten and
he reluctantly called for the bell.
Lewis got up with a sly grin on his face. He hopped up and down to show everyone the knee was fine. Lewis held the belt up to rub
Youngâ€™s face in it and went on his merry way.
(4) Devilâ€™s Rejects (Iceberg & Tank & Azrael with Dan Wilson & Dominous & Shawn Tempers) beat Brandon P & Kory Chavis &
Ace Rockwell via DQ in 15:45
The faces did individual entrances. Rockwell came out last and got the biggest pop of all. Tempers in to start. Rockwell wanted his
former partner in the worst way. Tempers ran to safety. Iceberg came lumbering out from the back to take his place. Rockwell was able to
use his quickness to stay one step ahead. Rainman's aerial attack was surprisingly effective against the behemoth. Azrael took a wicked
bump on Rainmanâ€™s atomic sideslam. When Tank entered it was another story. Tank brutalized P. P got dumped. Wilson and his
axis of evil were there to the devilâ€™s work on him. P tried to trade with Tank. Thatâ€™s never a good idea. But P was able to escape
from Icebergâ€™s massive seat drop and make a tag. Chavis was running wild until he tried a springboard move and Azrael put his
lights out with a kick in the face. Iceberg hit the Thigh Drop of Doom, and Rockwell had to make the save. Azrael hit two vicious Flashing
Zodiacs (running knees to the face). Rockwell had to save again. Tank knocked Chavis silly with 10 headbutts. Azrael hit a frogsplash off
the middle rope. Azraelâ€™s offense looked as explosive here as it has in quite some time. Chavis was as flat as a pancake. P could
barely stand up in the corner. Just when things were looking totally grim for the good guys, Iceberg tried a splash off the middle rope.
Chavis moved out of the way and made the tag to Rockwell, but Wilson made sure the ref didnâ€™t see it. The usually laid back and lax
Speedy Nelson DQed Rockwell for interference.
The voice of law and order, Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer appeared at ringside. Palmer said that since the fans wanted to see Rockwell
square off against Tempers, he was making a match for 2/18: Rockwell and a partner of his choosing vs. Tempers and a partner of his
choosing. Ahh, but there was more. Due to their heinous actions at the January 8 show, Palmer had obtained a TRO against Tank and
Iceberg â€œon behalf of the fansâ€� barring them from the building until March 4 (conveniently enough, thatâ€™s the date of the final TV
taping prior to Hardcore Hell). Tank and Iceberg made a heated exit. Good stuff.
(5) Ken Westbrooks beat Jake Manning via submission in 4:40
Manning challenged Westbrooks to a test of amateur skills. Manning offered to take the bottom, but could not escape and had to go to the
ropes. Westbrooks got on all fours. Rather than locking up, Manning stomped him in the back. Westbrooks proceeded to thrash Manning
with an array of suplexes. Manning tapped out to a Fujiwara armbar.
Tony Mamaluke appeared on the ramp. Mamaluke invited Westbrooks to prove himself by going five minutes with him. That lead toâ€¦
(6) Westbrook and Tony Mamaluke went to a 5 minute draw that lasted 3:34
Why they felt the need to shave time on this match, I have no idea. I couldnâ€™t help but think about the great promo Mamaluke cut when
he returned from his long hiatus. The one where he said he was tired of elevating other guys. They scrambled on the mat. Westbrooks
took a time out to gather his thoughts. Mamaluke got a guillotine choke, but Westbrooks reversed to a side headlock before he could
cinch it in. Westbrooks blocked a reverse rolling cradle. Mamaluke got a near fall with a forward (Guerrero style) rolling cradle. The bell
rang. Westbrooks rejected Mamalukeâ€™s offer to bump knuckles as a show of mutual respect.
(7) Jason Blackman & Jeremy V beat Alabama Attitude (Adam Roberts & T. C. Carnage) to retain the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles
This match had great heat for a heel vs. heel deal. Robertsâ€™ gear modification is severely lacking in the color coordination
department. Good back and forth action in the early going. The champs worked on Carnage for a while. Then Attitude took over on V. They
hit a double powerdrive flapjack and a double Alabama slam for near falls. V pulled the ropes down on Carnage to shift the momentum
again. Vâ€™s top rope elbow connected on Roberts, but Carnage broke up the pin. Four-way action ensued. The Alabamians were
setting up the Attitude Adjustment when Urban Assault Squad (Shadow Jackson & Nemesis) appeared at ringside. Jackson dumped
Carnage off the top to spoil it. Blackman pinned Roberts while Nemesis held his leg to prevent a kick out. Monster pop for the finish.
Jackson said Attitude were always messing with UAS, so it was about time UAS messed with Attitude. Jackson said that since both
teams wanted to be the number one contenders, he was proposing a match for 2/18. Not just any match, a no DQ-no count out-anything
goes match. I donâ€™t know if Attitude wanted it, but the fans sure did.
(8) Mikal Adryan & Onyx & Jeff G. Bailey beat Chad Parham & Seth Delay & Patrick Bentley in 16:02
Bailey was sporting a bandana as a tribute to Ricky Morton. The faces used Parhamâ€™s entrance music and came out wearing
matching gear. The match opened with a display of strength by Onyx. â€œThe Genetic Specimenâ€� overpowered Delay and Bentley
one against two. Parham wanted Adryan. Adryan gave Parham no respect. Said he had already beaten him three time. Parham knotted
up Adryanâ€™s thigh with kicks and made the foot tag to Delay. Enough was enough. Adryan countered Delayâ€™s huracanrana with a
powerbomb into the turnbuckles. Adryan and Onyx destroyed Delay. Adryan humiliated Delay with a one finger cover. Bailey waited until
Delay was barely conscious to tag in. Bailey pounded and choked and put the boot to his defenseless foe. It didnâ€™t look too taxing, but
it was enough physical activity to blow the sleazeball up. Adryan and Onyx decimated Delayâ€™s back with hard whips. Delay got a last
ditch comeback with a push up dropkick. Onxy hit the Blackout. Onyx made a lazy back cover. Adryan told Onyx to â€œlet Bailey do it.â€�
Bailey gave Delay the Garvin stomp. Bailey cranked up the band and superkicked Delay. Bailey was too busy savoring the moment to
notice that he had superkicked Delay into his own corner. Parham took the hot tag. Parham was running wild. He clotheslined the champ
over the top, hit the senton backsplash and tagged Bentley. On the outside, Onyx brained Delay with a chair, while Adryan sent Parham
into the rail. Bentley had Bailey trapped on the inside. Bailey was begging. Bentley had his fist cocked. Adryan got back in the ring. Time
stood still. Adryan finally grabbed Bentley and hit the Assisted Suicide. Bailey covered Bentley for the three count. The ref got tossed.
Adryan hit Assisted Suicide on Parham. Adryan and Onyx drove Parhamâ€™s throat down into the edge of a chair, decapitation style.
Parham was not moving. Security and owner Bailey and his crew drew bigtime heat on their way out. Bailey begged a fan to jump the rail.
Anarchy personnel hit the ring to apply a neckbrace on Parham. It got real quiet. Ring announcer Ernie Rich somberly ordered fans to
leave the building because the EMTs had been called to give medical attention to Parham.
The annual tradition continues when the 10th rendition of Hardcore Hell takes place on 3/11. Adryan defends the NWA Anarchy
Heavyweight Title against Parham in the main event Bill Behrens posted that Chad Parhamâ€™s injury will keep him out of action until
mid March, thus putting his title challenge in jeopardy. Delay was listed as having suffered a mild concussionâ€¦Behrens confirmed that
has been retained by TNA to act as the point person for handling independent bookings for TNA talentâ€¦A number of wrestlers
mentioned that the presence of Jerry Palmer as the new owner has been a key factor in Anarchyâ€™s turnaround.
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