March 11, 2006
â€“ Larry Goodman
NWA Anarchy completed their first cycle of quarterly big shows in Cornelia with Hardcore Hell â€™06. It was the best major show
Anarchy has pulled off thus far, and it couldnâ€™t have come at a better time, as they were playing to one of the largest (320) and hottest
crowds in the history of the NWA Arena.
HH â€™06 will be remembered for incredibly hard hitting action, rather than wrestling finesse. It will be interesting to see how well that
translates to the DVD release. No doubt that pretty much the entire roster is hurting severely today. There were a lot of young guys in the
key positions, working in an electric atmosphere the likes of which this building hasnâ€™t seen in years. The guys were jacked so sky
high that people were getting busted up right and left. The booking wasnâ€™t exactly seamless, and there were point where the
execution fell short of they had envisioned. But the bottom line is entertaining the fans and on that score, this show was a thumbs up all
NWA Anarchy is a promotion on the rise, and barring the unforeseen derailments that come with the treacherous territory of indie
wrestling, this company will put on even better shows in the not too distant future.
The festivities got off to an early start when Devilâ€™s Rejects disrupted the meet-and-greet with the babyfaces prior to the show. I
missed it, but I was told that it was quite the scene. In a nice touch of authenticity, the technical people were caught off guard and had to
scramble for their equipment to capture it on tape.
The show opened with Janet Kinsey doing a fine accapela version of the national anthem.
(1) Ken Westbrooks beat Jay Fury via submission in 10:24
This match got the night off to a great start. Big entrance pop greeted both men. The crowd wasted no time breaking out the dueling
chants?females for Fury, males for Westbrooks. Fury gained an early advantage that saw him hit his slingshot legdrop for anear fall. The
tide turned when Westbrooks jumped over the top and pumphandled Furyâ€™s arm on rope. Westbrooks came up selling his knee.
Westbrooks worked the arm (very nicely) and applied a Fujiwara armbar, but Fury made the ropes. Fury fired back with a series of foot
strikes that left both men on the canvas. Fury did the Jaytrix-Enzifury sequence, but he paused to clutch at his injured arm, and
Westbrooks kicked out of the delayed cover. Fury stayed on the attack, hitting a missile dropkick that looked like a midair double stomp
for a near fall. But Westbrooks rolled out from under Furyâ€™s quebrada and reapplied the armbar. Westbrooks pulled Fury to the center
of the ring. There would be no escape. Westbrooks submitted a jobber with the armbar last month, but the crowd didnâ€™t expect a tap
out from Fury. They will the next time Westbrooks locks that move in.
From this point forward, every intro was accompanied by a well crafted video package.
(2) â€œBarely Famousâ€� Hayden Young beat Jeff Lewis in a lumberjack strap match to win the NWA Anarchy TV Title (18:33)
The Lewis/Young program had been building to something like this for awhile and the heat was phenomenal. Skeeter Frost and Nick
Halen made surprise returns as part of the contingent of lumberjacks. The lumberjack didnâ€™t do much strapping, but they served the
intended purpose of keeping Lewis in the ring. Adrian Hawkins got a couple of wicked licks in as revenge the strapping Lewis gave him
last week. But the heel lumberjacks got their hands on Young and Halen lit him up. Lewis went to work on Youngâ€™s lower back with
stiff forearm shots. Lewis cut off Youngâ€™s comeback attempts, until Young hit a springboard lariat for a double down spot at 12:30.
Some great near falls down the stretch. Lewis got one with a spinning powerbomb. Young used a huracanrana. Young went for another
huracanrana, and Lewis countered with a sitout powerbomb. Young tried to climb, and Lewis ran up the ropes and suplexed Young onto
his face. Young kicked out for a great false finish. Young decked Lewis with a stellar enzuigiri to the back of the head. Young cut off
attempted interference by Adam Roberts. The lumberjacks started to brawl. Young did a springboard shooting star press and went
headfirst into mass of lumberjacks for the psychotic dive of the night. The finishing sequence was pretty awesome. Lewis wrapped a
strap around his fist and clocked Young. He caught him above the eye with the belt buckle, and Youngâ€™s head swelled up something
fierce. The building exploded when Young kicked out. The lumberjacks all headed to the back. Young and Lewis battled on the top rope.
Lewis took the bump and Youngâ€™s frogsplash was right on the money for the 1..2..3. At this point, HH â€™06 had potential to be one
of the best ever.
(3) Ace Rockwell beat Shaun Tempers (with Dan â€œThe Dragonâ€� Wilson & Dominous) via DQ at 11:18
The phenomenal pop for Rockwellâ€™s intro had him hyped to the nth degree. For a singles showdown between former partners turned
bitter enemies, this was just what it needed to be: a war. They beat the hell out of each other. Rockwell seized control with a dropkick to
the mush, so Wilson interfered to give his man the upper hand. Wilson put his â€œStaff of Righteousnessâ€� to good use. When
Rockwell got knocked to the floor again, Dominous used pure brute strength to pick Rockwell up by the neck and throw him back into the
ring. At the 7 minute mark, Rockwell hit a spinebuster and the â€œAceâ€� chant was deafening. Rockwell launched a comeback, but
Tempers cut him off with the Temperpedic (cobra clutch backbreaker) and took it to the ground. Rockwell countered a Tiger Driver with a
sunset flip. Tempers came right back with the Tiger Driver for a near fall. Rockwell hit an RKO, and Azrael jumped him for the DQ. The
other Rejects, Tank and Iceberg, joined in on Rockwell. Murder One and Brandon P made the save.
Wilson wanted to start the scheduled six man tag. He noted that the face side was one man shy (no Kory Chavis). Wilson said that
possibly his brake lines were cut. Wilson insisted on a two against three. Rockwell wanted to be the sixth man. Wilson reasoned that
since he was sending Tempers to the back, Rockwell had to follow suit. How Wilson would have the power to make such a decision was
unclear. In any case, Slim J chose this moment to appear. His return from the injured list was greeted by another wild and crazy pop.
Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer came out. Palmer cautioned J that he was still hurt and the â€œAnarchy doctorsâ€� (the next time I get sick I
want to see an Anarchy MD!) were trying to get him well. Right on cue, the fans chanted â€œlet him wrestle.â€� Palmer said OK as long
as J promised to take those punks down.
(4) Devilâ€™s Rejects (Tank & Iceberg & Azrael with Wilson & Dominous) beat Brandon P & Murder One & Slim J in 16:22
It was an instant bloodfeast. M-1 use a sickle on Tank. Tank and Iceberg carved up M-1â€™s forehead. Iceberg used his trusty veggie
peeler on P. Everyone was bleeding except J. Tank had the crimson mask going full effect. After 8 minutes of all out, off-the-hook
brawling, they decided to have a standard wrestling match. Good lord, did that ever look dumb. I thought Rejects were out to destroy
Anarchy. What the f*** do they care about winning a match? Not to mention that thereâ€™s something so wrong about guys standing
around, bleeding profusely while waiting to tag in. It momentarily sucked the life out the situation and the heat was never the same. P
took incredible punishment here. How he survived Icebergâ€™s cannonball splash, Iâ€™ll never know. There was no water in the pool
for Icebergâ€™s middle rope Ground Zero splash. P hot-tagged M-1. M-1 hit the mother of all Blazinâ€™ Lariats on Iceberg, but couldnâ
€™t follow up because his arm was killing him. It broke down to all out mayhem again. J nailed Azrael with an awesome spinning Ace
crusher. Dominous crushed J with a massive chokeslam while ref Speedy Nelson was lost in the maelstrom. Azrael covered J for the 1..
Palmer came out to check on J and ended up going nose-to-nose with Iceberg, as the crowd chanted â€œJer-ry, Jer-ryâ€� Spinger style.
It took all four refs to convince Rejects to leave the building.
Patrick Bentley defeated Onyx in a Posedown Challenge/popularity contest. It was great to see Steven Prazak back to emcee the contest.
Onyx and Bailey came out first. Bailey was drooling over Onyxâ€™s physique. He said Onyx was going to humiliate that skeleton Bentley.
â€œOnyx is blacker than South Atlanta and ten times as dangerous.â€� Itâ€™s a classic Bailey line from several years back, but Iâ€™m
sure the majority of these fans hadnâ€™t heard it before. In one of his gayest moments ever, Bailey massaged oil to Onyxâ€™s biceps.
Each guy got to choose his best pose. They both looked pretty awesome, not that it would have affected the outcome, since it was based
on who got the louder pop. Onyx was a miserably sore loser. He nailed Bentley with a rabbit lariat. Seth Delay made the save. He teamed
up with Bentley to clothesline Onyx over the top. Alabama Attitude jumped Bentley and Delay to segue into the next match.
(5) Alabama Attitude beat Seth Delay & Patrick Bentley in 11:10
Match was all Attitude. They beat Bentley to a pulp and then did a number on Delay. Delay countered Robertsâ€™ finisher with the
Overnite Sensation, but with the ref distracted, Carnage broke up the pin with a guillotine legdrop and covered Delay. Ref Randy Ray
made the three count. Retarded looking finish. Rayâ€™s timing was way off, and fans were asked to buy the idea that he couldnâ€™t tell
the difference between Carnage and Roberts.
(6) Jeremy V & Jason Blackman beat Urban Assault Squad (Shadow Jackson & Nemesis) to retain the NWA Anarchy tag titles in 12:
Nemesis and Blackman traded brutally stiff forearms in the opening minute. Nemesis busted up Blackmanâ€™s eye bigtime. Blackman
had blood running into his mouth. UAS dominated. It appeared that they had the champsâ€™ number. UAS went for a Hart Attack, but V
pulled the ropes down on Nemesis. Jackson charged at Blackman, who stepped aside, and Jackson ended up hung upside down in the
ropes. V nailed Jackson with a knee that drove his head into the post and opened him up the hardway. Jackson took a scary upside-
down bump to the floor. Nemesis charged Blackman, but V pulled his guy to safety and Blackman leveled Nemesis with the Kick of
Death. The champs destroyed Nemesis, while Jackson tried to get his wits about him. Jackson got the hot tag, but he was too loopy for
any precision execution. The crowd may have sensed something wasnâ€™t right because the heat died. Blackman and V did
whirlybird/top rope elbow sequence. When Jackson kicked out, the fans chanted his name. Blackman and V hit their spinebuster/top
rope neckbreaker combo, and Jackson kicked out again. Blackman finally put Jackson away with a devastating spinebuster. Postmatch,
Jackson was like a model home, the lights were on but there was nobody there.
(7) Chad Parham beat Mikal Adryan (with Jeff G. Bailey) in a ladder match to win the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title (17:50)
Parham and Adryan came through with clutch performances to make this a memorable main event. The deal was that Parham had never
won a heavyweight title. I had wondered if Parham had gotten enough offense in this feud to be taken seriously as contender. Well, he
sure got plenty in this match. Parham obliterated Adryanâ€™s chest with chops. It was covered with huge purple welts. Adryan was the
first to go for a ladder, but Parham cut him off and stood on the ladder with Adryanâ€™s finger trapped inside. Parham was the first to
climb. He did an enzuigiri off the ladder. Adryan tried to powerbomb Parham off the ladder, but Parham managed to headscissors Adryan
over the top rope. Parham climbed again. He was almost to the top when Adryan drove a chair into his gut. Adryan caught Parham and hit
a fallaway slam. Adryan set a ladder on the back of Parhamâ€™s neck and did a slice â€˜n dice legdrop on the apron. Adryan yanked
Parham off the ladder and drove him into the mat with a modified powerbomb. Adryan whipped Parham into a ladder and gave him a
brutal double underhook suplex into the ladder. Parham appeared to be done. Adryan started to climb. But Bailey interrupted to hand
Adryan a chair. Parham blocked the chairshot and whacked Adryan with the chair. Parham climbed for the 5th time. Onyx hit the ring and
laid Parham out with the Blackout. Adryan climbed and Parham met him at the top. Adryan knocked Parham off the ladder with a chop, but
Parham upended the ladder sending Adryan off into a hotshot. Parham laid the smaller ladder on top of Adryan and did a suicidal senton
backsplash from about 2/3 of the way up the taller ladder. That got the â€œHardcore Hellâ€� chant going. Bailey decked referee Brent
Wiley and upended the ladder to to dump Parham. Adryan brought a table into the ring. Adryan was looking to put Parham through the
table with Assisted Suicide, but Parham escaped. Parham got Adryan face down on the table and jumped off the ladder to put Adryan
through with a double stomp, but the damn thing didnâ€™t break. Amazing. Itâ€™s not like it was one of those thick Japanese tables.
Parham then did a top rope double stomp through the table that made only incidental contact with Adryan. Both men were laid out on the
mat. Bailey seized the moment and tried to climb for the belt, but Todd Sexton hit the ring and superkicked Bailey. Parham summoned
one last burst of energy, and with Sexton urging him on, Parham climbed the ladder and unhooked the title belt.
A jubilant postmatch celebration ensued. Nobody was leaving. The babyface wrestlers came out to congratulate Parham on his first
heavyweight title. Sexton sprayed Parham with champagne as he sat on top of the ladder, drinking in the applause.
Parham makes his first title defense against Milano Collection A. T. at the next NWA Anarchy TV taping on 3/18â€¦During his interview on
the March 8 edition of Wrestling Informer Weekly, Palmer revealed that Todd Sexton was the man in charge of booking the Anarchy
shows. Palmer gave Sexton major props for the job heâ€™s been doing, and why wouldnâ€™t he? You can here the entire interview at
www.wrestlingradionetwork.com/wiw. Ringside seating has been added on the camera side. Theyâ€™ve hung banners on the wall
opposite the hard cam, similar to the old Mid-Atlantic and Georgia Championship Wrestling TV showsâ€¦Rick Michaels defeated Jason
Blackman to win the APW Georgia title in Bowman, Ga Friday night. Michaels is said to have dropped a considerable amount of weightâ
€¦PWE runs the National Guard Armory in Canton on 3/17 with M-1 vs. Ernest â€œThe Catâ€� Miller in the main event.
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