December 30, 2006
â€“ Larry Goodman
NWA Anarchyâ€™s Season Beatings drew a packed house at the Remember When Theater in Helen, Ga. The attendance of close to
600 set a company record. However, despite several truly excellent matches, it will not go down as one of Anarchyâ€™s greater artistic
As individual matches, Rockwell vs. Rave, Styles vs. Vain, Slim J vs. Rinauro and Devilâ€™s Rejects vs. NWA Elite worked beautifully.
They accomplished their intended objectives and were well received by the crowd.
Unfortunately, the booking and the pacing, which have been major strengths of the tapings in Cornelia, just werenâ€™t up to snuff. The
tag team turmoil and the main event were the main culprits. Neither match had heat and almost everything else did. Clocking in at 3:30,
the show was a good 45 minutes longer than it needed to be.
Mary, the babelicious NWA Anarchy Angel was escorted around the ring by the owner of NWA Anarchy, Jerry Palmer. She had a very
special Santa outfit for the occasion. By far the best looking damn Santa of the season. Palmer commented on winning the 2006 award
as the best promoter in Georgia (in voting on the www.georgiawrestling.tk website) by saying that it belonged to the entire lockerroom.
The crowd popped for a great opening video by Kevin Marx.
(1) Ace Rockwell beat Jimmy Rave to retain the NWA Anarchy Television Title in 13:25
A fantastic opener. Major league in every way, the only downside being that it set the bar at a level at some of the later matches couldnâ
€™t possibly reach. It was built around a few key but great-looking spots that lead into an awesome series of near falls down the stretch.
The crowd was amped from the moment Rockwellâ€™s intro cranked up. Rave heeled. Rockwell mounted the ropes and hammered
him with the 10 punches. Rave stepped through the ropes for a TO. Rockwell followed, and Rave dropped him with a uranage on the
apron. Rave opened up on Rockwell at ringside. Rave choked Rockwell with his boot and loudly reminded the ref that he had a five count.
Rave did a Russian legsweep into a grounded octopus. Rave pulled the ropes on Rockwell to thwart a comeback. Rave made good use
of the rail here. The crowd chanted for Rockwell. Rave went for a high knee and tumbled over the top rope. Rockwell nailed Rave with a
baseball slide. Rockwell showed great fire on the comeback. Rockwell used a spinning fisherman suplex for one near fall, then a classic
double A spinebuster for long two count. Rockwell hit a superplex and Rave kicked just before the three. Rave turned the tide with a spear
for a two count. Rave hit Ghanrhea and the Doppler Effect. Rockwell barely kicked out of both. Rockwell was setting up another superplex.
Rave blocked it, but Rockwell bounced right up and brought Rave off the top with Aces High to score the pinfall. Mutual respect in the
postmatch. Rave ended up raising Rockwellâ€™s hand.
(2) Brodie Chase & Brandon Phoenix won the Tag Team Turmoil in 43:52
This match was moved to the second slot due to some late arrivals. Following Rave/Rockwell made portions of this feel like Return to
Indieville, and the heat dropped off bigtime. Adam Roberts & Jason Blackman started out with T. C. Carnage & Adrian Hawkins. Roberts
avoided his former partner, Carnage like the plague. Carnage eventually propelled Hawkins over the top rope onto Roberts and pinned
Blackman with a guillotine leg drop at 8:02. But Roberts laid Hawkins to waste and used a chair on the leg of Carnage. Shatter & Truitt
were next. They destroyed Carnageâ€™s leg. Truitt submitted Carnage with a single leg crab at 10:10. Next was Team Macktion (Krazy K
& T. J Mack). Shatter inadvertently nailed Truitt. K connected with a enzuigiri to the back of Shatterâ€™s head. Macktion hit a double 619
on Shatter to score the pinfall at 15:38. Sweet finish. Hayden Young and Austin Creed came out to great pop. Fast-paced action with
these four. Heat on Young. He hit Thermal Shock to get the hot tag, but the crowd wasnâ€™t buying Creedâ€™s offense here. Young
and Creed pinned K with a back suplex/neckbreaker combo at 23:31. Brodie Chase & Brandon Phoenix were the next team to enter. This
segment was the highlight of the match. Creed did a superman plancha over the top rope. Young followed with an amazing flip dive. The
guy has springs for legs. Finishing sequence saw Chase powerbomb Young with a save by Creed. Phoenix hit an exploder on Creed
and Young made the save. Phoenix went for a TKO. Young countered. Young nipped up and sprung to the top rope. Chase shoved Young
off the top right into an STO from Phoenix for the 1-2-3 at 34:37. Heat on Delay. Bentley cleaned house off the hot tag. Unaware of a blind
tag by Delay, Bentley hit the Full Articulation on Phoenix. Delay dumped Bentley off the pin attempt and hogged it for himself. No go.
Moments later, Phoenix pinned Delay. Bentley and Delay argued. Bentley decked Delay and walked off. The finish and postmatch got a
tepid reaction, as fans were a) beyond caring at this point and/or b) or lost because there was no tease of the split during the match to
clue them in. Just too damn long for something that didnâ€™t have major story focus. The ring entrances not only bogged down the
pacing, but they made zero sense in the context of the match. Wouldnâ€™t it be more realistic for guys to hit the ring ASAP to take
advantage of worn down opponents?
(3) Urban Assault Squad (Nemesis & Shadow Jackson) beat Justice Served (Jason Justice & Mikki Free) via DQ to retain the NWA
Anarchy Tag Team Titles in around 12 minutes
A good match, but having to follow the tag turmoil diluted the impact. It was just what the fans didnâ€™t need, another tag match. Special
ref Palmer had one hell of time maintaining any semblance of order. UAS cleared the ring. Nemesis did a dive off the top onto Free and
Jackson and almost went headfirst into the floor. Justice did a flip dive onto all three. Heâ€™s an awfully big man for that stuff. Heâ€™s
also the proud owner of one of freakiest looking heads in wrestling. UAS got heat in Free. Nemesis threw his super loud chops. It was
attack of the bionic elbows by Jackson for a near fall. Free used a jawbreaker to get the tag. Justice leveled Jackson with a bicycle kick
and squeezed his head like a pimple. Justice Served doubled up on Jackson. Nemesis was about to lose it when Justice taunted him
with â€œWeâ€™re testing your G, b****.â€� Justice busted out his springboard twisting legdrop and the Psycho Slam for near falls.
Justice used Freeâ€™s back as a springboard into a corner splash. Nemesis saved with a backsplash. Justice speared Nemesis.
Jackson dropped Justice on his head with a high angle back suplex. Free made the save. Free clocked Jackson with the chain, but
Palmer found the foreign object and called for the DQ.
(4) A. J. Styles beat Jeremy Vain in 14:29
To the surprise of no one, Styles was the most over performer in the building, garnering chants of â€œwelcome backâ€�, â€œA. J.â€�,
and â€œTNA.â€� That Styles is athletically gifted is a given, but it was the precision of his movements that separated him from the other
wrestler on the show. Vain brought his A game, no doubt, but Styles made him look like a million dollars. Vain spit at Styles to goad him
into a chase. Vain tried to cut Styles off at the pass but no go. Styles did his trademark dropkick sequence. Vain ended up on the outside.
Like a cat, Styles sprung from the apron the floor. Styles popped the crowd with a springboard forearm smash into the fifth row that was
nothing short of phenomenal. Vain took a flip bump into the rail. The tide turned when Vain shoved ref Wesley Grissom into the ropes to
upend Styles, who took a spectacular bump. Vain brought Styles in from the apron with a suplex turned facebuster for a near fall. Cool
move. Vain used a hotshot to score another two count. The crowd broke out another â€œA. J.â€� chant. They traded big shots. Styles
connected with the Pele kick. Styles followed up with more big moves to set up the Clash, but Vain escaped it with a backdrop. Vain hit a
killer Gori Especial neckbreaker, but Styles kicked out. Styles roared back with a superkick and the Phenomenon, but he couldnâ€™t put
Vain away. Vain resorted to a low blow. Vain hit the VKO. Vain tried to finish with a DDT, but Styles blocked it and planted Vain with the
(5) Slim J beat Salvatore Rinauro via submission to retain the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title in 13:50
A f******* outstanding match, and the crowd was way into it. These guys worked their asses off. J is such a tough little SOB that his size is
no longer an issue, and while heâ€™s already way over as a babyface, this title run could be his Mysterioization into a main event guy. J
got a monster pop and immediately started beating Rinauroâ€™s ass. Rinauroâ€™s skimpy trunks started to come down. The crowd
was hating on Rinauro. Sal was wearing this skirt-like fringe over his trunks, so he got his share of gay heat. Rinauro bit Jâ€™s fingers
to break a snug headlock. The chain wrestling was really smooth here. Rinauro went for a bridging rear chinlock submission. J made the
ropes. A â€œletâ€™s go Slimâ€� chant erupted. But Rinauro cut off Jâ€™s comeback and reapplied the submission. Rinauro viciously
raked the eyes, hammered J with Muay Thai knees and then a high knee for a two count. J fired up bigtime. J hit his flying reverse DDT for
a near fall. But Rinauro cut him off again. Rinauro hit his outside-inside middle rope suplex. J kicked out, so Rinauro throttled him in
frustration. J fed off the energy of the crowd. J hit a superplex for a great near fall. Rinauro came back with his version of the Pele. J
pounded Rinauroâ€™s face from the mount and got a crossarmbreaker for the tap out. Awesome finish. Rinauro came out of it with a
black eye and a busted lip. The violence made sense since Rinauro had busted a bottle over Jâ€™s head to set up the match.
(6) The NWA Elite (Jeff Lewis & Onyx & Mikael Judas & Kory Chavis with Attorney Jeff G. Bailey) beat Devilâ€™s Rejects (Tank &
Iceberg & Azrael & Shaun Tempers with â€œThe Revâ€� Dan Wilson) via DQ in 19:02
This is where the booking excelled. Rejects entered first. Bailey came onstage with Lewis and Onyx. Judas got a special entrance. Bailey
noted that it was 4 on 3 in favor of the â€œpiss puddles,â€� but that was nothing to the Eliteâ€™s bottomless pit of talent. Out came an
unadvertised Kory Chavis to a monster pop. Bailey said Chavis had drained more blood than the Red Cross. Bailey wished Wilson a
Merry Christmas, except thatâ€™s not how he said it. The Elite hit the ring. Rejects scattered. Wow. A pure babyface pop for Jeff G. Bailey.
I thought that day would never come. After initial resistance, Tank sold for Onyx and ran to his corner like a b****. Iceberg powerslammed
Onyx. Onyx powerslammed Iceberg and cleaned house on Rejects. Iceberg took a double vertical suplex. Judas entered with nine
consecutive corner shoulder blocks on Tempers. Chavis did this awesomely timed duck of Azraelâ€™s high kick and hit an enzuigiri.
Chavis hit a cool variation of a sitout facebuster for a near fall. Tank got dumped and stabbed by Judas. With Tankâ€™s head draped on
the bottom rope, Bailey started headbutting and biting him. Bailey had blood smeared on his forehead and cheek, a twisted savage in a
trench coat. Bailey told Judas to make him bleed to death. At 10:30, Chavis caught a sneak knee in the back and Rejects got the
advantage. Wilson used his staff on Chavis. Iceberg hit the Thigh Drop of Doom. Azrael kicked a field goal with Koryâ€™s ribs and hit the
Ted Bundy for a near fall. Wilson jabbed Chavis with the Staff and cackled with glee. But when Tempers tried for the Temperpedic, Chavis
countered with the Dark City Street Cutter. Judas took the hot tag. Chaos ensued. Iceberg went low and leveled Judas with a lariat.
Iceberg climbed. Judas went low. You could see it coming but couldnâ€™t believe he was actually going to do it. Judas brought Iceberg
off the top rope with El Crucifijo (Border Toss). The deformed freak Dominous squared off with Judas. Both of these guys are 6-6 or more
legit. Judas chokeslammed Dominous. Iceberg nailed Judas. Iceberg and Dominous laid Judas out with a double chokeslam. Iceberg
hit the Ground Zero splash on Judas. Tank clocked ref Jacob Ashworth a couple of times for the DQ. Rejects suspended in the air like
human hammock and Tank delivered a double stomp off the top rope. Unreal. Rejects had the last laugh. Bailey assaulted the ref. Onyx
gave a security guy a backbreaker.
(7) Todd Sexton beat Chad Parham in 17:11
Sexton was seeking revenge in his comeback from retirement. Strong arguments could be made for either Styles/Vain or Elite/Rejects in
the top slot. Either would have worked, but Iâ€™m afraid this match left a bad taste in peopleâ€™s mouths. A large number of fans left
while it was still in progress. Itâ€™s not like the work was bad, although certainly not their best, but if this match needed to be in the main
event position (a key part of the storyline with Parham), it was the wrong show in the wrong place. They wrestled. Deathly quiet and some
catcalls of â€œboring.â€� Parham took a timeout and got on the mic to complain about Sexton bringing his family and his friends.
Sexton ran up on the stage and clubbed Parham. Sexton continued to pound away inside the ring, so referee Brent Wiley intervened.
When Sexton turned to yell at Wiley, Parham capitalized. Parham ripped the pad off of a turnbuckle. Parham went for his 15 second
stalling suplex, and in a death defying spot, both men ended up landing outside the ring. Sexton appeared to have a hardway cut on the
forehead. Back inside the ring, Parham hit an enzuigiri from the apron, a double stomp, and finished with a senton backsplash for a near
fall. Sexton rallied with a hotshot onto the exposed turnbuckle. Sexton superkicked Parham for a near fall. They traded. â€œEat s***, Todd,
â€� Parham bellowed. Sexton got a two count with a shining wizard. Parham tried a cheap pin with his feet on the ropes. Sexton locked
in the sharpshooter. The crowd came to life chanting for the tap out. Sexton switched to the Sexton Stretch, but Parham managed to get to
the ropes. Parham clipped Sexton from behind and he slammed into Wiley. Parham gave Sexton a piledriver but no ref to count. Second
ref Grissom hit the ring to start the count, but Sexton kicked out at two. Parham tossed Grissom out. Parham went for the piledriver again,
but Sexton reversed into a jackknife cradle. Wiley made the three count. The babyface dressing room came down to the ring to
congratulate Sexton on his successful comeback. He stomped Grissom. Palmer came out to confront Parham, who exited through the
NWA Anarchy is back at the NWA Arena on 1/6 for a TV taping with all of the champions in action and the announcement of the year end
awardsâ€¦Anarchy will return to the NWA Arena for their next major show, Hardcore Hell in Marchâ€¦Mikael Judas is headed back to
Puerto Rico on 1/3 for the Three Kings weekendâ€¦Sexton former tag team partner in T-N-T, Tony Santarelli was in the house.
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