AWA Wednesday Night Warriors / week 25 Jul 2, 2014 20:21:16 GMT -5
Post by fifthhorseman on Jul 2, 2014 20:21:16 GMT -5
Joey Styles: Hello wrestling fans around the world – my name is Joey Styles, and this is AWA Wednesday Night Warriors! Thank you for tuning in – for the next two hours, you will be watching the most entertaining, most exciting, most intense wrestling action on the planet! We are live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and it is packed to the rafters. We have six great matches scheduled tonight, including an AWA Television title defense by the Great Muta – he’ll be facing former TNA World champ Chris Sabin! And in another match with TV title ramifications, Jamie Noble faces a newcomer to the AWA – the high-flier Mistico!
Josh Mathews: And that’s not all, Joey! Hi fans, I’m Josh Mathews – you’ll also see Wade Barrett of the Monarchy take on his former ally, friend and tag-team partner, Doug Williams – in a no-DQ match! The “Rated-R Superstar” Edge takes on Chris Hero! Badd Company battles the newest tag-team in the AWA, the Eliminators! And a match weeks and years in the making, when rivals Tully Blanchard and Magnum T.A. finally go toe-to-toe in the middle of the ring!
Joey Styles: Let’s get to the ring right now, where the lovely Christy Hemme is standing by to get this night underway with our first match!
Edge (w/JJ Dillon and Missy Hyatt) VS. Chris Hero:
Hero entered the ring first, followed by an angry Edge, who ran to the ring ahead of his entourage. He didn’t even wait for the bell, tackling Hero to the mat, and he rained countless rights at his head. The referee threatened to disqualify him several times, and Dillon had to get in the ring to convince Edge to stop. Edge finally stopped, and Hero’s forehead was split open. The leader of the HoRsemen backed off, setting for an early spear, but when he charged in, a furious Hero met him with a big boot. Now it was the “Knockout Artist’s” turn to throw some heavy hands. The official actually pulled him off, desperately trying to restore order to the opening contest. Hero was livid, and pointed to the huge gash above his right eye. That was all the time it took for Edge to hit the spear, and steal the win.
After the match, Edge stole the microphone from Hemme and shouted, “Why am I jerking the curtain tonight? What do I have to do around here to get a goddamned title shot? Ask Chris Hero over there if I’m championship material! Look, WrestleRock is coming up next month, and I want on the card – so to all the boys listening in the back, this is your chance of a lifetime! I don’t care who you are – I’m going through you, and I’m coming for that AWA Heavyweight title!”
Badd Company (w/Kimberly Page) VS. the Eliminators:
Former (classic) AWA tag champs versus former ECW tag champs. No handshakes, but the respect was obvious during the introductions, and Saturn started off against Diamond. The one-time Radical wasn’t quite as tall as his foe, but he was at least as strong, and he was able to muscle Diamond to the mat where he wrenched in a deep hammerlock. But the Canadian slipped in and tagged in Tanaka. Kronus got into the match as well, and he bulled Tanaka to the corner, and from there the next several minutes were fought ECW-style. The Eliminators pounded on both members of the Company, but they refused to quit. However, despite brief retaliatory flurries, the high-impact offense of Saturn and Kronus proved to be too much to overcome. “Total Elimination” on Diamond, and the match was over.
A promotional video package for WrestleRock 2014 is shown, with a montage of various wrestlers in the AWA. The two announced matches are highlighted as well: Daniel Bryan versus Big Van Vader for the AWA Heavyweight title, and the Great Muta versus A.J. Styles for the Television title.
Mistico VS. Jamie Noble (w/Nidia):
Mistico received a far more spectacular entrance than Noble got, and the two Television division contenders shook hands before the match. It was an extremely fast-paced match, and the Mexican’s high-flying offense was quite the contrast to Noble’s ground- and submission-based work. Yet the two meshed perfectly, and it was a 10-minute battle that went back and forth throughout. After numerous two-counts, the newcomer hit “La Mistica” – a dazzling headscissors/DDT/armbar combination – and Noble reluctantly submitted to the hold.
After getting his arm raised in victory, Mistico walked into Noble’s corner to shake his hand again – and the former ROH World champion snapped. Without warning, he smashed Mistico with a clothesline, then locked in his own cross-armbar until multiple officials pulled him off. Nidia led her client back to the dressing room, still enraged.
Lance Russell caught up with Noble, and asked him to explain himself. Noble said, “First of all, stop calling me Jamie Noble! Jamie Noble was a nice guy and a loser! From now on, you can call me by my real name, the name I used when I won the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight championship! I’m James Gibson, and I’m issuing a challenge to all the other ROH champs! Bryan, look, I know you’re busy at WrestleRock with Vader… but Michael Elgin? Adam Cole? Nigel McGuinness? I hope you’re all listening, ‘cause I don’t have a dance partner on the 20th of July!”
A video recap of the previous week’s Wednesday Night Warriors was shown, highlighting Scott Hall’s first successful defense of the AWA Intercontinental championship. A rematch between he and the previous titleholder, Nigel McGuinness, was also announced for next week's show.
Tully Blanchard (w/JJ Dillon) VS. Magnum T.A.:
Simply put, the two men hated each other. Magnum could not wait to get his hands on Blanchard – and the feeling was mutual. He ran down the ramp and slid into the ring at full-speed, and the Texan jumped him. But Magnum would not stay down , and the two wound up rolling across the canvas, exchanging wild punches.
...And that’s as far as the match got. Fellow HoRsemen James Storm and Robert Roode charged into the fray and helped Tully get the upper hand on Magnum. They held the Viriginian’s arms as Blanchard threw a barrage of right hands, bloodying Magnum’s nose and eye in short order. Luckily, the Miracle Violence Connection was in the building, and they scattered the HoRsemen in short order. After ensuring that Magnum was in the capable hands of medical staff, Steve Williams grabbed a microphone and shouted, “Beer Money! You want that title shot? If it means that me and Bamm Bamm are able to get our hands on you one more time, then boys, you’re on! Anytime, anyplace – and the sooner the better!”
Joey Styles: The AWA championship committee works fast, folks – I’ve just been informed that the AWA Tag-Team champions, the Miracle Violence Connection – “Dr. Death” Steve Williams and Terry “Bamm Bamm” Gordy – will face James Storm and Robert Roode, better known as Beer Money, at AWA WrestleRock on July 20th! Oh my God!
Wade Barrett (w/Layla El) VS. Doug Williams:
The brash Barrett strode to the ring first. While he stared up toward the ramp, waiting for his foe, Williams snuck into the ring from the crowd in street clothes and jumped Barrett from behind! After rubbing the big Brit’s face in the mat, he picked him up and alternated between short punches to the ribs, and European uppercuts. Barrett rolled outside, and Williams took flight from the turnbuckle, hitting a picture-perfect double ax-handle. “The Anarchist” picked up Barrett and threw back inside for the two-count.
He continued the assault on his former partner, but Barrett hit a desperation hotshot guillotine that hurt Williams. “Bad News” took over with boots and punches, and he bellowed at Williams with nearly every one of them. He fired Williams into the ropes and caught him with a spinning side slam, but that only got a two-count. He immediately followed that with a pumphandle slam, but again… just two. Barrett was livid. The bare-knuckle brawler pulled his elbowpad down, eager to hit his “Bullhammer” elbow-smash – but Williams ducked it, and scored with a dropkick into Barrett’s right knee. He immediately went for a STF, but Barrett worked his way out of it thanks to his height and leverage advantages. Both men used the ropes, and each other, to get to their feet. Williams pushed Barrett into a corner and cinched in a waistlock, loading up for his “Chaos Theory” rolling back suplex. Suddenly, without any warning, Barrett whirled 180 degrees, and smashed Williams with the Bullhammer. At such close quarters, it was a knockout blow, and Barrett won the match.
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The Great Muta (w/Gary Hart) VS Chris Sabin (w/Alex Shelley):
The Motor City Machine Guns entered the ring together, followed by Gary Hart and the AWA Television champion. Sabin – a former eight-time TNA X-Division champion - bounced in the corner as Muta silently prepared for battle. When the bell rang, the two locked up and held the collar-and-elbow as they bounced off all four sides of the ring, even keeping it when they both fell outside the ring. The referee had to call on Shelley and Hart to break them up, and they finally bounded back into the squared circle, separately.
The pace immediately quickened. Shoulder-blocks and arm-drags were exchanged, both men super-quick. But after taking a barrage of kicks, Muta used a thrust to the throat to bring Sabin to his knees, where he locked in a nervehold. After regaining his breath, the champ stayed on the offense with more kicks, and he began to focus his attack on Sabin’s left knee. Kneedrops and dragon-screw legwhips kept Sabin on the defensive, and a figure-four nearly put him away. But encouraged by Shelley, Sabin rolled it over and it was Muta that was struggling in agony. The “Machine Gun” didn’t let him get to the ropes, either, and he kept the hold for several seconds before Muta squirmed out of it.
Sabin took charge. Despite a noticeable limp, he fired the Japanese star from corner to corner, and delivered a huge back-bodydrop. He threw him into a corner yet again, and charged at him with his patented delay dropkick, hitting Muta flush in the jaw. Rolling him to the center of the ring, he only got a two-count. Flustered but confident, he picked him up for his “Cradle Shock” finisher – but before he could hit it, his partner was attacked by the Midnight Express! Sabin dropped Muta and hit a suicide pancha on all three men outside the ring, scattering the trio. After recovering, the four men brawled around the ring and up the ramp, and Muta accepted the countout win. The Express and the Guns fought all the way backstage to close the show.