January 6, 2007
â€“ Larry Goodman
NWA Anarchy kicked off the new year with a kick ass TV taping. Coming off a record crowd for Seasonâ€™s Beatings in Helen one week
ago, they drew 175 to their home base at the NWA Arena. During most of their run in Cornelia, Wildside was lucky to draw 100 for the first
taping after a big show. It feels like a company on the verge of another growth spurt.
Mary, the Anarchy Angel was introduced. Most women look better with a reasonable amount of clothing on their bodies. Mary isnâ€™t one
Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer thanked the fans for a successful 2006 and told them to fasten their seatbelts for 2007.
Palmer announced the results of the 2006 NWA Anarchy Fan Poll. Match of The Year: War Games at Hostile Environment, Tag Team of
the Year: The Urban Assault Squad,
Rookie of the Year: Adrian Hawkins, Feud of The Year: Devils Rejects vs. Team Anarchy: 2006 Breakout Star of the Year: Ace Rockwell,
Manager of the Year: â€œThe Reverend" Dan Wilson, Most Popular: Austin Creed, Most Hated: The Devils Rejects, and Wrestler of the
Year: Chad Parham.
Right on cue, Parham emerged from the dressing room to give Palmer grief. Parham said his award was no accomplishment given
Anarchyâ€™s roster of no talents. Parham said he intended to use the award to upgrade the dÃ©cor of his guest bathroom. Parham
reminded Palmer that he had a title shot coming. If they gave an award for the most improved promo guy on the planet, Parham would be
the hands down winner.
(1) Austin Creed & Hayden Young beat Anger Incorporated (Jason Blackman & Adam Roberts) in 8:50
The intense heel/face dynamic gave this match major heat. Babyface dominance early. Creed scored with his somersault lariat on
Blackman for a near fall. Young slipped on a springboard spinwheel kick but was able to make the adjustment in midair. Pretty amazing.
Young then popped the crowd with a top rope springboard Thesz press for a near fall on Roberts. Blackman took advantage of a blind tag
to level Young with a stiff lariat. Good move, but the sequence felt fake because ref Jacob Ashworth never signaled Blackman into the
match. Blackman knocked Creed off the apron. Creed lost his cool, and Young suffered for it. Young hit a double lariat with a flip on the
end but didnâ€™t go for the tag. Blackman cut him off with a middle rope lariat. At another point, Young ended up so close to his corner
that he wiffed to avoid a premature tag. Young nailed his spinning enzuigiri, and what a great move that is. Finally, the hot tag. Creed did a
variation of the Montefisto on Blackman and Young landed the frog splash a split second later for the pinfall.
A backstage segment was shown on the big screen. Seth Delay tried to get Patrick Bentley to lighten up about what happened at
Seasonâ€™s Beatings. Delay said he acted in the heat of the moment and urged Bentley not to live in the past. Bentley was stone-faced.
Delay sat down next to Adrian Hawkins. Delay complimented Adrian Hawkins on his water bottle. Hawkins was elated that Delay liked his
(2) Brodie Ray Chase & Brandon Phoenix beat Seth Delay & Patrick Bentley at 13:50 after Delay walked out on Bentley
Delay and Bentley opened up working on the arm of Phoenix. It didnâ€™t long before the heels were doing a number on Bentleyâ€™s
back. Bentleyâ€™s selling has improved dramatically. Chase used a Texas cloverleaf. Phoenix hit an exploder suplex for a near fall.
Chase hit a fallaway slam and went back to the submission. Phoenix hit a head and arm suplex. Bentley saw daylight. Delay chose that
moment to walk to the back. Chase mocked Bentley by crying for Seth to help him. Hawkins got in Bentleyâ€™s corner to take the tag.
That got the Poodles to squealing. Chase and Phoenix continued to destroy Bentley. But Bentley connected with the spring-action kick.
Delay magically reappeared. He talked Hawkins into walking out with him. Well, nobody ever accused Hawkins was the brightest guy in
Cornelia. Bentley made one last ditch comeback and was still looking for the tag. Phoenix finished him off with an STO. You knew where
this was going, but it sure was a fun way to get there. The thing with Hawkins was inspired.
(3) The NWA Elite (Onyx & Jeff Lewis with Attorney Jeff G. Bailey) beat Shatter & Truitt Fields in 14:36
Shatter and Truitt looked good on offense and the Elite gave them plenty. After some initial heeling by the Elite, Onyx went down on a
shoulder block and took a TO. Shatter and Truitt worked on Lewis. At the 6 minute mark, Onyx clubbed Fields from behind to start the heat
spot. Elite hit a flapjack on Truitt. They did the no-tag switch. Truitt made a tag but Lewis made sure ref Harold James didnâ€™t see it.
The crowd was hot to see Fields make the comeback. Problem was they didnâ€™t care about Shatter once he got the hot tag. He
spinebustered Onyx and powerslammed Lewis. Nothing at all wrong with the work, he just lacks babyface appeal. Shatter and Truitt
mounted the ropes and reigned down the 10 punches in stereo. But Onyx locked in the full nelson on Shatter and that was that.
â€œThe Reverendâ€� Dan Wilson hit the ring with two of his Rejects, Iceberg and Tank, to further decimate the losers. Tank hit a sick
spinning Go 2 Sleep on Truitt. Iceberg gave Shatter the Ground Zero splash. Wilson said Rejects could beat up newbies, too, and it only
took them seconds. Wilson said the Elite should have learned their lesson after what happened to Mikael Judas and dared them to
come out. They did. But Shaun Tempers ran out to give Rejects a 3 against 2 advantage. Out came a massive masked man, close to 7
feet legit. He towered over the Rejects. The masked giant headbutted Tank into oblivion, gave Iceberg a lariat, and then hit tossed
Tempers like he was a small child with a Tree Slam. Enter Dominous. He climbed up on the apron to confront the giant, but Wilson
called it off. The Rejects retreated.
Bailey introduced his newest monster as Abomination. Bailey said the NWA Elite ruled the building and they would run through Wilsonâ
€™s people like Kleenex in a peep show booth. Bailey said the Elite would the end the Rejects stinking lives. Bailey reminded the
Rejects of his twist on an old adage. â€œWe donâ€™t get mad. We get stabby.â€�
(4) Salvatore Rinauro beat Brian Cage in 7:40
I know nothing about Cage except that heâ€™s from California, and first impression is that he has good athletic ability and limited
experience. Rinauro used a bridging hammerlock in the opening minute. Rinauro did the old school move of spreading the fingers and
trying to snap them in half. Rinauro hooked the ropes to short-circuit a flurry by Cage. Rinauro choked Cage over the ropes and used a
basement dropkick for a near fall. Rinauro locked his legs behind Cageâ€™s head in a full nelson position. Rinauro ate it charging in.
Nice leg lariat by Cage. Cage did a quebradora for a near fall. Rinauro ripped at Cageâ€™s mouth. Cage hit a pumphandle facebuster,
but Rinauro got a foot over the ropes. Rinauro did his bicycle kick off the turnbuckle. Cage came back with a TKO, and Rinauro rolled out
to the apron to save himself. Moments later, Rinauro caught Cage with a lucha style roll up for the three count. Decent match.
On the big screen, we saw Palmer trying to clear things up with Justice Served. Palmer said they had put him in a bad position at
Seasonâ€™s Beating with the chain and all, but there were no hard feelings. Mikki Free accused Palmer of taking sides and told him
that in the future, he could talk to their representation. Palmer looked perplexed.
(5) Justice Served (Jason Justice & Mikki Free) & Jeremy Vain beat Urban Assault (Nemesis & Shadow Jackson) & Ace Rockwell in
Rockwell is so over itâ€™s ridiculous, and the his match with Jimmy Rave at Seasonâ€™s Beatings only made it worse. On the other
end of the spectrum, Vain is a rat bastard and everybody knows it. UAS has been booked as the babyface team in their feud with Justice
Served, but the Arena fans are still split to some degree, witness the dueling chants for Jackson and Free. They no sold a shoulder block
collision. Jackson got the upper hand, but Free responded with a back suplex that had his fans barking their approval. V screamed like a
girl and ducked to avoid the wickedest chop in Anarchy. That would be from Nemesis. He tagged to Rockwell. V did the Flair flip bump
over the top and walked along the apron right into the chop from Nemesis. Creative and totally hilarious. Jackson debuted a new tribute
spot, a â€œWhoo!â€� kneedrop. They pulled off a great sequence to start the heat. Rockwell ducked a springboard Stinger splash from
Justice, and it appeared that all was well. But V stunned Ace with a superkick, Free nailed him with a Wrestling II kneelift, and Justice
sealed the deal with a clothesline from Hell. All kinds of heat on Rockwell here. The heels made Ashworth look like a complete imbecile.
The big spot saw Justice counter a spinning headscissors with a devastating sitout powerbomb. The â€œAceâ€�: chants kicked into
overdrive. Rockwell hit his Double A spinebuster. Both men down. V spit at UAS. Things quickly disintegrated. It ended up Rockwell and V
in the ring and Justice Served battling UAS on the outside. Rockwell set up for Aces High. Justice grabbed at Rockwell. V, being the all-
time most opportunistic SOB in Anarchy history, capitalized with the VKO and a DDT.
Wilson and Dominous accompanied Azrael to the ring for his title match against Slim J. Bailey came out on the ramp with Abomination.
Palmer intervened. He said this title match shall not be tarnished, and banished the whole lot of them to the back.
(6) Slim J beat Azrael to retain the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title in 11:32
With their track record, it was lock that this was going to be good and it was going to be stiff. This wasnâ€™t as brutal as some of other
previous encounters. There was no blood loss and thank God, no concussions, but it was a very good match. J got a fantastic pop. Well
deserved I might add. J went to his favorite control strategy, the super snug side headlock. J blasted Azrael with a flying shoulder block.
Azrael started pounding on J. Azrael hit the most explosive move in his arsenal, the running knee to the face. A fan got off the line of the
night. â€œHe (J) looks so innocent, but yet so guilty.â€� Azrael acknowledged it. Azrael went for the Ted Bundy. J countered with
something like an elevated body scissors german suplex for a near fall. J applied the STF. Azrael got a ropes break. J flew from the top
and tasted Azraelâ€™s boot. Azrael cold-cocked J with a punch. Big collision for an eight count. J started flailing away with windmill
punches. Azrael gave J the one finger salute. Jâ€™s response was a roundhouse upside the head. J took a big bump on a missed flying
koppo kick into the corner. Azrael hit the Ted Bundy (vertical suplex into a uranage). I mean he NAILED it, but J kicked out. Azrael tried for
to end it with the cutthroat piledriver. J escaped. J hit his flying reverse DDT. J put Azrael away with the screwdriver Ace crusher.
Parham came out and announced that he had decided to cash in his title match.
(7) Chad Parham defeated Slim J to become a two-time NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Champion in 3:33
This was hot. Parham started to dismantle a badly worn down J. Slimmy caught Parham out of nowhere with the cross armbreaker.
Rinauro tried to interfere and got bumped off the apron. Parham and J each came within a split second of getting the three count. But it
proved to be Jâ€™s last hurrah. A collision of clotheslines left both men down. The refs hauled Rinauro to the back. Parham hit a double
rope double stomp and a senton backsplash for a pair of killer near falls before finishing J with a cold-blooded cradle piledriver.
Parham acted like a total dick in the postmatch. He stood with one foot on J while he held the belt over his head. He high-fived John
Johnson and did a lap around the ring. The arrogant prick went on and on. The more Parham celebrated, the more the people were
hating on him. To top it off, Parham climbed up on top of the announcersâ€™ booth so he could literally look down on the fans.
The next TV taping on 1/20 will feature the return of Texas Treats (Chris Marval & Don Juan)â€¦PWE, SAW and Chris Long have joined
forces to form a new promotion that is as associate member of the AWA. Naming the company AWA South got them off on the wrong foot
with Jody Peterman and understandably so, since his AWA World 1 South is the Georgia AWA member. In a later post on the
georgiawrestling.tk message board, Peterman said the issue had been resolved, and he was looking forward to running joint shows
with AWA South. Peterman said that AWA South had agreed to a name change after their first show in Trion last night. It will be interesting
to see how this plays outâ€¦Meanwhile, AWA World 1 South their annual big show in Valdosta on 1/14 with Roderick Strong vs. Tully
Blanchard in the main eventâ€¦Rinauro vs. Delay in a TLC match for FIP in Crystal River, Fl on 1/13â€¦Jason Cross vs. Vordell Walker
headlines for Dropkick Pro Wrestling in Macon on 1/13â€¦Palmer announced that Anarchy had past the one year mark for their syndicated
television showâ€¦Mikael Judas made his return to IWA Puerto Rico for the Three Kings Weekend with his first match on 1/4.
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