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April 5, 2008
â€“ Larry Goodman
NWA Anarchy returned to the NWA Arena in Cornelia for their first television taping since Hardcore Hell. About 180 in the house and hot
for every match.
It was a perfectly satisfying follow up to one of their best shows ever. The inring action was toned down, which was the only sane thing to
do. This was more of a story show, an opportunity to underscore all of the major happenings from Hardcore Hell. All of the top drawer mic
workers on the roster got promo time, and it was really good stuff. Having so many effective talkers has become one of Anarchyâ€™s
NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer opened the show by addressing the latest developments with wrestling regulation. He said the
General Assembly dropped the ball by killing regulations that would have been workable for the promoters, and now the Georgia Athletic
and Entertainment Commission was back in play.
John Johnson rudely his broadcast partner, Greg Hunter to do the intro for Chad Parham. This was funny. Johnson said Parham was
about to defend the richest prize in combat sports, The Certificate of Awesomeness. He also introduced referee Jacob Ashworth as
Butterworth. Parham said his Japanese opponent was better than Jushin Liger, Tiger Mask and Great Muta, and for those that started
watching wrestling in 96, he was even better than Tajiri.
(1) Chad Parham pinned Yoshi Hiroshima with a jumping piledriver in 1:28
A fan in the second row had a grand mal seizure right after the bell rang, severely draining the attention away from the ring. The scary
thing was this man did not have a history of seizures. The response time from the paramedics was three minutes, and the man was on
his way to the hospital within 20 minutes - so much for the GAECâ€™s obsession for having an ambulance sitting in the parking lot at
every pro wrestling show in Georgia.
On the WrestleVision, we saw Sal Rinauro and Seth Delay, now known as G-Rated Guys That Totally Rule. They mocked various
members of the Anarchy roster. Not the best spot for a comedy segment. The best part was Sethâ€™s lame attempt at humor and Salâ
€™s reaction to it. Seth closed by saying maybe they could even win a match tonight.
(2) Talent & Money (J. T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton III) beat G-Rated Guys That Totally Rule (Salvatore Rinauro & Seth Delay) in 6:12
after Delay walked out on Rinauro
T & M jumped G-Rated Guys when they tried to do their crowd pleasing dance. G-Rated cleared the ring with dropkick and did their
dance. G-Rated worked on Talentâ€™s arm using the old Wildside foot tag in the process. Talent did a great job selling the agony here.
The turnaround saw Pendelton take Rinauroâ€™s legs out causing a face bump onto the apron. Rinauro accidentally caught Delay with
a forearm. That was all it took for Delay to abandon his partner. Very thin skinned I would say. Rinauro hit a springboard lariat and went
for the tag, and Delay walked away. Rinauro was pinned by Talent after the ATM â€“ a Gori bomb/Russian legsweep combo.
Hunter welcomed Anarchyâ€™s blissful new odd couple, Brodie Ray Chase and Melissa Coates. Chase said what happened to Don
Matthews at Hardcore Hell was his own fault. Chase said Matthews should be embarrassed and ashamed. Coates reiterated that she
was in Anarchy to â€œkick asses and break hearts.â€� Chase said he quit womanizing 10 years ago when he decided it wasnâ€™t his
responsibility to satisfy every woman that smiled at the Stray Cat. Chase said Coates wanted a real man, not a loser who writes love
notes. Matthews hit the ring and decked Chase. Coates slapped Matthews. Matthews grabbed Coates and was about to give her a
spanking when Chase wacked him with a chair. Matthews didnâ€™t sell it and confronted Chase. Coates gave Matthews a low blow.
Chase beat Matthews down with two more chair shots. The ref brigade came out to help Matthews to his fit. Matthews threw them off in a
fit of rage.
Wes Grissom was on crutches when he came out with Adrian Hawkins and Chip Day for their match against the Technicians. Sexton
said he would be happy to do another 2 on 3 match. Hawkins said that wasnâ€™t going to work and introduced an old friend as
Grissomâ€™s replacement ---Ace Rockwell = great pop.
(3) The Technicians (Todd Sexton & Bob E. & Tyler Smith) beat Adrian Hawkins & Chip Day & Ace Rockwell (with Wes Grissom) in 10:
Bob E. and Tyler are stepping up their game. This was the best they have looked in Anarchy. Rockwell wore Bob E. out with a series of
arm drags. Smith landed some big league chops on Rockwell. Day entered with a springboard Thesz Press. The babyface shine was
capped off by a triple Stinger Splash from Rockwell. Hawkins hit the Unprettier on Smith, but Sexton threw Grissomâ€™s crutch into the
ring to distract the ref, and Bob E. caught Hawkins with a Butt Bomb. Hawkins played face-in-peril. The hot tag to Rockwell segued into a
round robin of big moves. Sexton blocked the Aces High from Rockwell and Smith took it instead. That gave Sexton time to nail Rockwell
with his single leg front dropkick for the pin.
Devilâ€™s Rejects came out with all the gold â€“ Iceberg with the heavyweight belt and Azrael and Tempers with the tag titles. The
Reverend said his master plan had unfolded at Hardcore Hell. Tank kept Mikal Judas occupied. The Rejects had taken away the fans
heroes, Awesome Attraction. Then Iceberg, the greatest monster in history, butchered Shatter and made him into a toy soldier. The
Reverend said there was the American way and there was the depraved Rejects way. The good reverend issued an open challenge. Out
came Austin Creed to a humongous pop. The refs ordered Azrael and Tempers to the back and it was on.
(4) Iceberg (with The Reverend) beat Austin Creed (with Hayden Young) to retain the NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title in 10:35
Excellent storytelling match. Paced to let everything sink in. Creed has improved tremendously as a singles performer over the past year.
Early part of the match saw Creed repeatedly try to take the behemoth down with a piggyback rear naked choke. Iceberg finally fell back
on to squash Creed under him. Young came out to second Creed. Crowd chanted â€œAustin.â€� Creed responded with an ill-advised
high crossbody. Iceberg turned it into a fallaway slam for a near fall. Iceberg destroyed Creedâ€™s back. Iceberg used a cool move that
was like a Canadian gutbuster drop for a near fall. Creed fired up again. Iceberg answered with a massive cannonball corner splash for
another near fall. Iceberg pounded lumps on Creedâ€™s head. Creed stunned Iceberg with an enzuigiri. Creed went on the attack.
Iceberg was teetering but would not go down. Finally, a missile dropkick put Iceberg down. Creed went for broke with the Montefisto.
Iceberg snatched Creed with a belly to belly suplex and snuffed him out with the Ground Zero splash.
Quick intermission because of the earlier delay. The main event made the first hour. The crowd rebounded from the damper of the
seizure episode in fine form.
Hunter introduced Jeremy Vain and Mr. Adonis to open hour number two. Hunter brought up Vainâ€™s bad night at Hardcore Hell. Vain
said that was a closed book and blamed Adonis for his troubles. Vain said things had been sliding slowly down hill since he hired
Adonis to where he was thinking about asking for his money back. Vain offered Adonis a chance to prove himself. That lead toâ€¦
(5) Mikal Judas beat Rob Adonis (with Jeremy Vain) via DQ in 6:42
Judas opened with a drop toehold and took over with a power headlock. Adonis blocked a goozle attempt, but Judas no sold when
Adonis tried to get offense. The key spot was Judas missing a high boot and taking a great bump over the top. Adonis took over. Vain
slapped Judas like a little pregnant dog. Judas mounted a huge comeback that saw Adonis kick out of a choke slam and the Mafia kick.
Judas hit a pumphandle sideslam. Vain tried to save his guy with distraction. Judas glared at Vain. Vain cowered at first, and then tried to
sneak in the ring. Judas brought Vain in the hard way. Adonis clubbed Judas from behind and hit a spinning suplex. Judas kicked out.
Vain dumped referee Brent Wiley for the DQ. That got a pop. Vain covered Judas and Adonis counted the pin, but Judas kicked out at two.
Vain and Adonis backed down.
Attorney Jeff G. Bailey cut an awesome promo with Shatter. Bailey labeled Shatterâ€™s title loss at Hardcore Hell as the crime of the
century. He said Iceberg was a sick, twisted, disgusting, animalistic beast for digging the table into Shatterâ€™s head, a wound that
required 19 stitches to close. Bailey said he could see the arterial spray all over the mat. Bailey said the belt was their property, and in
two weeks Shatter would be cleared to wrestle. Bailey said that from this day forward, Shatter would not stand alone.
An intense confrontation between Iceberg and Shatter occured when Rejects entered for their match. The authorites kept it from getting
physical, but not without severe difficulty. Iceberg was waving the jagged section of table he had used to carve up Shatterâ€™s head.
Really lording it over him. Shatter looked homicidal. I love the spontaneous feel to the way they crossed paths, like it erupted out of
nowhere. Most definitely a peak moment for the evening.
(6) The Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) beat Devilâ€™s Rejects (Azrael & Shaun Tempers with the Reverend) via countout in 9:
Rejects retained the NWA Anarchy tag titles. Rejects mauled King. Really gave him a horrific beating. Azraelâ€™s kick made a sick thud
as it sunk into Kingâ€™s back. It took a while, but the crowd finally got behind King, who countered Azraelâ€™s cutthroat piledriver
attempt with a Russian leg sweep. Rejects did a great job feeding for Buckâ€™s house cleaning. Buck did a plancha on the other three
guys that took forever to set up. Buck scrambled back in the ring, as King grabbed Tempers to keep him from beating the count..
Questionable finish. Wild Bunch looked like dipnutss frittering away their hard earned title shot to get a cheap and meaningless victory.
Nemesis and Jay Fury entered the ring via the front door of the building. Nemesis inducted Fury into the concrete jungle. He presented
Fury with a matching KG t-shirt. Nemesis said it was going to be guerilla warfare, which would only end with Slim Jâ€™s blood in the
(7) Nemesis & Jay Fury destroyed Jon Davis & T. K. Kross in 2 minutes
Utter devastation. The Guerillas would eat up one guy and throw him in the corner to tag the other sap. Nemesis put Cross in a full
nelson and Fury speared whitey. Nemesis tore up Crossâ€™ chest with chops. Fury got the pin with the Enzifury.
Postmatch, Nemesis hung Cross over the top rope until his face was turning a nice shade of scarlet. Slim J and Shadow Jackson hit the
ring, the Guerillas bailed, and the place went up for grabs. Security intervened. Tried to anyway. All four security guys got knocked on their
asses. A new security guy, who goes about 6-8 and 300 pounds, got in front of Guerillas to settle things down. A deafening â
€œShadowmaniaâ€� chanted erupted as Jackson got on the mic. I donâ€™t remember what he said. It doesnâ€™t really matter. He
could read the dictionary and the people would still go crazy. It was the emotional high point of the evening. The Bleacher Bums often
cheer the heels, but where Jackson and J are concerned, the Anarchy fans are 100% unified. Guerillas were ushered toward the front
door - trash talking and finger pointing all the way. A â€œNemesissyâ€� chant broke out. J addressed Nemesis. â€œAt the next show, I
got a partner to be in my corner, Buhhhster.â€�
(8) Jeff Lewis & Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle Matthews) beat Truitt Fields & New Wave (Derrik Driver & Steven
Walters) when Lewis pinned Fields (11:45)
This match worked on several levels. Lewis and Fields looked like the stars without diminishing Brunettes or New Wave. Both team
showed they could hold their own in a high profile spot. The other good news was the way it highlighted the Lewis/Fields program. It felt
like the TV Title, which has been lost in the shuffle since Patrick Bentleyâ€™s departure, was back in a prominent position. Fields did a
killer gorilla press spot with Matthews early, as the babyface trio assumed command. Lewis wanted no part of Fields. The story was
Lewis using his craftiness to get control and keep it for his team. Driver took the heat. It built the hot tag where Lewis was finally forced to
square off with Fields. 6 way action ensued. Fields gave Matthews a hiptoss into the heavens. Walters did a flip dive to the outside and
Driver followed with a top rope Asai moonsault. Inside the ring, Fields had Lewis pinned with the Killing Fields, but ref Brent Wiley was
busy with the action outside and was late making the count, so Lewis was able to kick out. Fields ate an elbow charging in and Lewis
rolled him up using the tights.
NOTES: Two Hardcore Hell rematch are on tap for the next taping on 4/19: Iceberg vs. Shatter for the Anarchy Heavyweight Title and Slim
J vs. Nemesisâ€¦Austin Creed and Hayden Young were the featured stars for the second meeting of the Top Rope Kids Club. There had
to be at least 15 kids out thereâ€¦Grissomâ€™s knee injury is a minor meniscus tear.