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The NWA Anarchy event schedule for June-December 2009 is as follows.
August 29 – Hostile Environment
All events will take place at the NWA TV Arena,
NWA ANARCHY TV TAPING 8-15 Report by Larry Goodman
NWA Anarchy’s go home TV taping for Hostile Environment provided for an eventful evening, both in the ring and behind the scenes.
As a live show, they nailed it. The driving forces in creative have close to a decade of experience in putting together quarterly supercards in Cornelia, and they’ve got it down to a fine science. I can’t imagine many of the 125 in attendance not coming back in two weeks. They did more inring promo segments than usual, and they were all quite effective. The question is how many more fans will be lured into the building by the promise of seeing Anarchy’s annual War Games carnage.
The behind-the-scenes issue was with technical in nature. Equipment problems resulted in a nightmarish experience for those involved in the TV production of the first hour. One interview had to be completely redone after the show. Hopefully, everything else was salvageable.
NWA Anarchy owner Jerry Palmer opened the show by announcing that the authors of The Solie Chronicles: the Life and Times of Gordon Solie, Robert and Pamela Allyn (Solie’s daughter and son-in-law) will be in attendance at Hostile Environment. They will have the book available for sale at that time.
(1) Iceberg (with Palmer) squashed Aaron Lee & Antoine Jordan & Alejandro in a handicap match (2:06). The jobber squad came courtesy of Alternative Pro Wrestling in Royston. Iceberg served notice that he’s back full force for the War Games. He did a cannonball corner splash on all three and got a stack pin with the Ground Zero.
(2) Talent & Money (JT Talent & Drew Pendleton III) beat ADD (Jamie Lee & Manchild) in 4:46 pinning Lee with the Bail Out. The debuting ADD consisted of one big, fat guy (Manchild) and one small, skinny guy, and they’re as goofy as the name implies. Match worked because of the heat. ADD got a strong crowd reaction owing to the fact that they are local heroes. The former champions beat up Lee. Pendleton was calling him “pathetic” and “loser” and he never made the tag.
(3) Young Lion’s Title Qualifier: El Veterano IV defeated Mike Posey in 6:54. The first of three qualifying matches for a four way at Hostile Environment. The crowd closed the book on whatever story they were trying to tell in the first 60 seconds. Veterano started looking really tentative, like he had lost his confidence, and it got as ugly as anything I’ve seen on an Anarchy show in quite a while. Veterano scored the pin by countering Posey’s La Magistral Cradle. As bad as it was, match was inconsequential in the big picture.
They did an inring segment to set up a Knucks On a Pole Match for Hostile Environment. Slim J came out to the biggest babyface pop of the night. He was accompanied by Orion Bishop. Greg Hunter asked Slim why he kept doing this after the head injuries he’s suffered. J said the only thing wrong with him was Seth Delay. J challenged Delay to the match. Delay and Brodie Chase came out to accept. Chase was awesome on the mic. “Look at your eyes. They’re criss-crossing now.” He was looking out for J’s best interests and didn’t want him to end up like a punch drunk Ali with Parkinson’s. This segment will not be on TV due to audio problems. They redid it as a backstage interview after the show.
(4) Malachi beat Todd Sexton to retain the Young Lion’s Championship in 8:37. Sexton attacked Malachi outside the ring, running his head into the announcer’s booth. Sexton was all over Brent Wiley to start the match, but he gave Malachi a bit of recovery time before calling for the bell. Sexton teed off on Malachi. He did the A.J. Styles dropkick sequence, with good reason as we would later learn. Sexton made an ill-advised attempt to use Malachi’s finisher, the top rope headbutt. Sexton locked in the sharpshooter, and at that point, the crowd got behind Malachi bigtime. Malachi went for the Electric Chair, but Sexton countered with a chestcracker, a buckle bomb, and then a sitout powerbomb for a near fall. Malachi came back with a series of punches to drop Sexton. But Sexton got his knees up on the diving headbutt. Sexton hit the running knee. The momentum sent Malachi to the floor. Malachi barely beat the 10 count for a nice added touch of drama. Sexton went for the kill with another knee, but Malachi had it scouted and hit a pair of german suplexes. The finish was spectacular- a top rope headbutt that covered 2/3 of the ring on the fly. Match provided the best wrestling of the first hour. The program with Sexton has to be considered a success, as it elevated both Malachi and the Young Lion’s title another notch.
(5) NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Champion Jeremy Vain pinned Truitt Fields to retain the title in 14:08 after distraction by Jeff G. Bailey. What Vain lacks in championship size, he make up for with championship presence. It started as a battle of wits. Things weren’t going his way, so Vain opted for a long time out. The match did a 180 turn when Vain blocked a monkey flip. Vain proceeded with a lengthy dissection of Fields’ back. Vain hit the VKO, but Fields treated it as a wake up call. His comeback culminated with a torture rack channeling Lex Luger. Vain raked the eyes to escape. Fields hit the monkey flip with Vain busting out one of his awesome 360 face bumps. Out came Bailey with a paint brush, the one he used to paint a yellow streak down Fields’ back. Vain capitalized with the VDT. A fun finish that only added to the babyface revenge factor for War Games.
Vain thanked the fans for making it possible for him to become champion. That got heat. Vain said he had proven he was the best over the last 6 weeks by beating Malachi, Slim, Fields and Ricky Morton. Vain said he was going to kick back at Hostile Environment and watch the top contenders kill each other in the War Games. As Vain started to back his way up the ramp, Shadow Jackson came up behind him.
Palmer opened the second half by introducing special guests, A. J. Styles and Consequences Creed. Styles had his two sons (Avery & Ajay) with him. The younger boy (Avery) got scared by the crowd, but calmed down immediately once placed in the arms of Bill Behrens. Styles said he was glad to be part of the history of the building. He said Cornelia would continue to produce major league wrestlers. Styles and Creed plugged the TNA show coming to the
(6) Young Lion’s Title Qualifier: Jay Clinton pinned Kareem Abdul Jamar in 6:34.
Fellow Entourage members Mike Mosley and “Holllywood Hacksaw” Andrew Alexander came out to congratulate
Bill Behrens came out to address the split decision in the NWA Anarchy Tag Team Title match two weeks ago. He summoned Talent & Money and referees Dee Byers and Mike Posey to the ring to join New Wave. Behrens said a review of the tape showed both refs were correct. Behrens said they would settle the title situation conclusively at Hostile Environment with a Ladder Match. Behrens said he would take control of the title until then. The two teams did a staredown and never touched.
Mikal Judas led Team Anarchy out to prevent further damage to Rockwell. The heels retreated. Team Anarchy consoled Rockwell.
Greg Hunter did one final grand hype for Hostile Environment on August 29, as only he can do it:
War Games: Unholy Alliance (Shatter & Kimo & Tank & Tempers with Reverend & Bailey) vs. Team Anarchy ’09 (Iceberg & Rockwell & Fields & Judas with Palmer), Ladder Match for the NWA Anarchy Tag Titles: New Wave vs. Talent & Money, Knucks on a Pole: Slim J (with Bishop) vs. Seth Delay (with Chase), NWA Anarchy Heavyweight Title Match: Vain (c) vs. Jackson, Wild Bunch vs. Entourage, Malachi (c) vs. Skirra Corvus (with the Reverend) vs. Jay Clinton vs. Veterano IV for the Young Lion’s Championship.
NOTES: The conflict among members of the Anarchy leadership group stemming from a backstage issue at the August 1 taping has been resolved. In the overall scheme of things, this was a relatively minor problem, and it was back to business as usual last night…Congratulations to former NWA Anarchy star, Kyle Matthews, who had an impressive tryout at the ROH taping in Philadelphia this weekend and was invited back…Former Entourage lackey, Taco Delgado will be competing at the Renaissance MMA show in New Orleans on August 22…Phil Shatter is still the NWA National Champion. As Bill Behrens previously reported, Greg Price announced 2 Cold Scorpio as the new champion after a non sanctioned title match last Saturday night. Shatter came out with the belt for the rematch on the Sunday night show, and announced he was still champion…Michael Gentry from APW handled some of the ring announcing duties…Palmer also announced that NWA Anarchy would be putting on the annual wrestling event at DragonCon in Atlanta on September 4. He promised an evening of fun and frolic totally unlike the typical Anarchy show.
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