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June 21, 2008
â€“ Larry Goodman
NWA Anarchy returned to the NWA Arena in Cornelia, Georgia on the first Saturday of summer with another successful television taping.
It was a long, hot night, as they taped three hours of television instead of the usual two, but a good one. The crowd of 200 had necessary
staying power to hang for the full three hours. There have certainly been shows where they were hotter during the body of the matches,
but the decibel level spiked at all the key moments.
It was a night for building feuds, and doing so with a relatively minimal level of physical altercations between the feudees. Blood feuds â
€“ the kind where men hate each other, and the reasons for that hate are made clear and compelling. It ainâ€™t the â€œThe Church of
Southern Wrestlingâ€� for nothing.
NWA Anarchy Owner Jerry Palmer opened the show, ax handle in hand. He was mad to the nth degree with Seth Delay and Chad
Parham. (Delay used brass knucks on him and the two biggest dickheads in Anarchy proceeded to cut his hair at the last taping). Before
delving into his personal issues, Palmer said Slim J was bouncing back but did not have a medical release yet. Out came Shadow
Jackson. The building exploded, just like it always does. Jackson wanted Chad Parham in the worstest way. â€œThey got to get,â€�
Jackson said. Palmer promised Jackson that Parhamâ€™s schedule would open right up to him.
(1) T.K. Cross beat Jay Clinton in a short match
Cross got a big pop from the kids and teenage girls. Clintonâ€™s outfit was indescribably interesting. Neither one of these guys is in
what you would call tip top cosmetic shape. Cross got the pin with an elevated full nelson drop.
Iceberg entered with the Reverend. The Rev said Iceberg proved he was the best big man in the business at Philips Arena by once again
defeating Shatter. Rev said the Rejects werenâ€™t intimidated by Jeff G. Baileyâ€™s slant-eyed mystery man from the Orient or the
Universal Soldier. He pointed out that Bailey only had two guys, while there were three Rejects, and no two men could take them. It was
time to â€œbring forth the sacrifice.â€�
(2) Iceberg (with the Reverend) destroyed Malachi in 4:43
Malachi managed to dropkick Iceberg through the ropes. Iceberg made him pay for his insolence. Iceberg dismantled Malachi with power
moves, while making no serious attempt to pin him. Malachi was done after a freight train corner splash, but he was in for more
suffering. Iceberg hit a classic gordbuster, then the rolling cannonball into the corner - the No Pain Trainâ€™s answer to Umagaâ€™s
Somoan Wrecking Ball. Iceberg finished Malachi with the Ground Zero splash.
On the WrestleVision, Greg Hunter, Anarchyâ€™s ring announcer/play-by-play announcer par excellence, was with the NWA Anarchy
Television Champion, Truitt Fields, Hunter said the question of the number one contender kept coming back to Jeff Lewis and Hayden
Young. He said Fieldsâ€™ next defense would be against a former TV champion. Lewis interrupted. They were singing his music, as he
was the only two time former TV champion. Young stuck his two cents in and said he was also a former champion. Fieldsâ€™ opponent
was revealed as the returning Brandon Phoenix. Fields told Lewis and Young to solve the contendership dilemma amongst themselves.
(3) Brodie Chase (with Melissa Coates) beat Bo Newsome in 3:32
Coates has gone all out with the naughty dominatrix gimmick complete with the riding crop. A mom in the first row was shielding her sonâ
€™s eyes. Chase hit a pumphandle suplex and toyed with the teenage rookie. Fans started a â€œWe want Donâ€� chant. When
Newsome made his comeback, Coates distracted with the riding crop and Chase got the pin with a spiral powerbomb.
Postmatch, Coates slapped Newsome across the face. She licked the riding crop in anticipation of a whipping. Before it could get even
kinkier, Matthews chased Chase and Coates to the back. Adrian Hawkins entered the ring and promptly laid Newsome out with a DDT.
(4) Jay Fury (with Nemesis) beat Chip Day in 2:56
Concrete Gorillas got a security escort to the ring. Nemesis kept his hood on. Fresh off positive reviews for his performance at CHIKARAâ
€™s Young Lions Cup, Day got off to a hot start. Fury quickly snuffed out the rally. He dumped Day out to Nemesis, who administered a
vertical suplex on the hardwood floor. Back inside, Fury hit a german suplex right into a dragon suplex for a near fall. Finish featured an
awesome adjustment by Fury. Fury dodged Dayâ€™s tornado kick and went for his Enzifury, but the ring positioning was off, so he had to
do a double spin and hit the move right on the money.
Nemesis cut a promo on Jackson and got the â€œNemesissyâ€� chant in return. Nemesis said this was no time to play games. â€œI
can have you, Shadow, any time, dog.â€�
(5) Ace Rockwell & Wild Bunch (Billy Buck & Chris King) beat Todd Sexton & The Technicians (Bob E & Tyler Smith) in 9:42 when
Buck pinned Smith
Huge pop and chant for Ace as the babyface trio rushed the ring. The highlight of the shine was a Rockwell clothesline over the top on
Smith. Sexton wanted no part of it until the Technicians took control of Buck. Rockwell made the tag. Sexton ran away. As Rockwell
confronted Smith, Sexton blindsided Rockwell with a chop block. Todd and the Technicians did a number on Rockwellâ€™s knee.
Rockwellâ€™s selling was killer. Sexton used a spinning toe hold into a figure four. King splashed Sexton to break the hold. Off the hot
tag, Buck hit a Samoan drop on Smith but E was there to break up the pin. Buck went for a sunset flip on Smith, but E hooked Smithâ€™s
arms to block it. King dropkicked E, and Smith went down for the three count. The first competitive match of the night. Good heat. Nice
Sexton put Rockwell back in the figure four. Meanwhile, Technicians gave King a Hart Attack on the floor. Sexton said he wanted to hear
Rockwell squeal like his brother. Rockwell refused to give up. Buck hit the ring with a chair to drive Sexton and his minions away.
Rockwell needed help. At no time did he put any weight on the injured knee.
(6) Mikal Judas beat Mr. Adonis (with Jeremy Vain) in 11:23
Judasâ€™ pursuit of Vain had turned to be a great story. Vain had a look of extreme concern as the crowd roared for Judasâ€™
entrance. Judas looked jacked. He controlled Adonis with a crushing side headlock in the early going, while continually glaring at Vain.
Adonis finally hit a back suplex, but Judas was up first and immediately gave Adonis a chokeslam. Judas pointed at Vain before making
the cover. Vain put Adonisâ€™ foot over the bottom rope. Judas brought Vain in the hardway for a major pop. Vain escaped through the
ropes just in the knick of time. The ref crew ordered Vain to the back. Adonis capitalized on the commotion with a rabbit lariat that sent
Judas to the floor. Vain left with a big smile on his face. Adonis softened Judas up on the outside. Then, he went to power moves on the
inside. At one point, Judas goozled Adonis, but was too weakened to follow through. Judas hit a middle rope lariat to spark his
comeback. Adonis blocked El Crucifijo. Adonis hooked the ropes to block a chokeslam. Judas blocked Adonisâ€™ finishing move and
busted out a Chokebreaker for the pin. Vain was too chickenshit to get in the ring, so Judas rolled Adonis out before exiting through the
The first half will be edited into two television episodes with the Iceberg vs. Shatter vs. Judas match from Phillips Arena airing on one of
(7) Sex, Talent & Money (J. T. Talent & Andrew Pendleton III with Caleb Konley) beat Hollywood Brunettes (Andrew Alexander & Kyle
Matthews in 6:11 when Pendleton pinned Alexander
Matthews had his ribs taped. Brunettes hit a double slingshot suplex on Pendleton early on. But when Matthews went for his signature
corner dropkick, Konley pulled Pendleton out of harms way. T & M worked over Matthews bad ribs. He hot-tagged Alexander, who hit a
Russian legsweep on Pendleton. Talent was there for the save. Brunettes had Pendleton set up for the Sheeney Curse, when Konley
dumped Matthews off the top rope. Pendleton pinned Alexander with his feet all over the ropes.
T & Mâ€™s victory celebration was cut short, as Jeff G. Bailey came out with Shatter and Kimo, Anarchyâ€™s two most impressive
physical specimens Bailey said there were three of them, which reminded him of the Rejects. Like it or not, Bailey said they were doing a
match against Shatter and Kimo. Bailey told Dan to pay close attention to what his two could do to the Revâ€™s three.
(8) Shatter & Kimo (with Jeff G. Bailey) beat Talent & Pendleton & Konley in 4:40 when Kimo submitted Konley
Konley stripped to his undie style trunks. STM nominated Talent to start. The Elite destroyed him. Kimoâ€™s karate attack is throwback
to the 70s. Nobody in todayâ€™s wrestling uses this style of offense. He put Talent down with a jumping karate blow to the base of the
neck that was instant paralysis. Kimo withstood a double flatliner attempt with a show of strength and reversed it into a double STO.
Kimo had Konley up for a press slam that Pendleton broke up with a kick to the gut. It broke down to 3 against 2. Shatter spinebustered
the hell out of Talent. Kimo nailed Konley with a spinning karate blow and locked in the Information Extractor.
Shatter gave Pendleton a PTSD for good measure. A devastating display by the Elite.
Via the Wrestlevision, we saw Hunter backstage with New Wave. Hunter said Rejects saved their titles the last time with a belt shot.
Steven Walters said New Wave was going to win again, and this time it would be no fluke. Driver agreed. This was weak. Neither of these
guys are what you would call extroverts, but youâ€™ve got start somewhere.
(9) Truitt Fields beat Brandon Phoenix to retain the NWA Anarchy Television Title in 11:13
Phoenix held the TV title in 2006 and had been absent from Anarchy since the end of 2007. He moved about the same, but this was
heaviest I can recall seeing him. Fields canâ€™t get any leaner. Fields used a Finlay Roll during the opening minutes. Once Fields had
assumed control of the match, Lewis came to ringside. The distraction allowed Phoenix to club Fields from behind. Lewis appeared to
have evil intentions in mind, but Young came out to second Fields. Phoenix unleashed his suplex attack. Collision of clotheslines and
both men down. Phoenix blocked Truittâ€™s first attempt at the Killing Fields and hit his atomic facebuster. Sorta. Fields kicked out and
won it with the Killing Fields. Not particularly good or particularly heated. I doubt this will air in its entirety.
Afterwards, Lewis used a belt shot on Fields. Young clocked Lewis and got the belt. When the cobwebs cleared, Fields saw Young
holding the belt and assumed he had done the deed. Lewis was standing on the ramp, basking in the dissension.
(10) Devilâ€™s Rejects (Shaun Tempers & Azrael with the Reverend) beat New Wave (Derrick Driver & Steven Walters) to retain the
NWA Anarchy Tag Team Titles via DQ in 8:40
New Wave are getting a push, just as Wild Bunch did before them. Itâ€™s worked well to elevate both teams without shoving them down
the fansâ€™ throats. New Wave came out flying and had the crowd behind them. Tempers derailed Driverâ€™s springboard move, such
that Azrael caught him with a dropkick to take over. Rejects used a sweet double team that was like an inverted Natural Disaster. The Rev
smacked Driver a good one. The heat picked up as Driver brought Azrael off the top with a huracanrana. Hot tag. Walters hit a sunset flip
out off the ropes for a very close near fall on Tempers- and suddenly you believed New Wave just might pull it off. New Wave hit the
Unskinny Bop moonsault. 1..2..The Rev pulled ref Harold James out and punched him. But Brent Wiley slid into the ring to make the three
count. Jubilation. New champions. Not. Hunter announced that James had DQed Rejects because of the Reverendâ€™s actions. I canâ
€™t remember the last time the Dusty finish was used in Cornelia. It worked flawlessly.
(11) Shadow Jackson beat Chad Parham in 5:10
The crowd went nuts again for Jackson. Parham took a lariat over the top with a big bump into the rail and stalled. Turned out he was
playing possum. He tried to bust up Jacksonâ€™s eye. Good stuff. But Jackson moved and a charging Parham crotched himself on the
middle rope. Comeback time. Delay tried to interfere and took a press slam off the top for his troubles. Palmer chased Delay out of the
building with his ax handle. Jackson started no selling Parhamâ€™s shots. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Parham went
to bash Jackson with his framed Certificate of Awesomeness. Salvatore Rinauro showed up to foil that plan, and Jackson pinned
Parham with the 1031.
Concrete Gorillas hit the ring and hung Jackson over the tope rope. Molten heat. Fields and Rinauro made the save. Palmer joined them
in the ring, and the babyface foursome had a heated exchange with with the Gorillas, as they were escorted from the building. The show
closed with the crowd going bananas for Jackson again.
NOTES: Palmer announced there would be no show on July 5. The next television taping will be on July 12 with Shatter vs Azrael, Rinauro
vs. Delay and Lewis & ? vs. Young & Fieldsâ€¦Hostile Environment â€™08 is set for July 19â€¦Melissa Coates is booked for the Womenâ
€™s Extreme Wrestling PPV taping on June 27 in Philadelphia. Sheâ€™s going to be unveiling a new stewardess gimmickâ€¦Rockwell,
Rinauro, Fields and Young are scheduled to appear for the June 28 Prime Time Pro Wrestling show in Manchester, Gaâ€¦Konley has
moved back to Georgia and plans to be back as a regularâ€¦Don Matthews and Bo Newsome were the special guests for the Top Rope