NWA Wrestling Showcase
February 14th 2008
-David Marquez welcomes us to the show. He boasts that
so many fans have watched the Showcase episodes online
that it crashed the Colours website. There is a big
line-up tonight, featuring Mike Quackenbush, The Young
Bucks, Amazing Kong, The Real American Heroes, and Los
-The official rules of the NWA are posted.
NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship:
Mike Quackenbush © vs. Cassandro the Exotic
Dammit, it's Cassandro again, and this time he's
heavily drenched in make up. Quackenbush fights out of
a head lock and hits an arm drag. Quack goes to work
on the leg, but Cassandro cleverly reverses into a
roll-up. The match restarts with a tie up. Fireman's
carry by Cassandro and a cover. Cassandro goes to work
on the leg. Quack tries to roll out to safety, but
Cassandro hangs on. Quack gets an arm drag and is free
at last. Another arm drag by Quack, but Cassandro
shoves him to the corner. Cassandro tries a running
spear, but misses and he collides into the ring post
and falls to the floor! Cassandro takes a breather,
but breaks the 10 count. Takedown by Quack, who leap
frogs and flips around Cassandro, springboards off the
ropes, but Cassandro regains control. Quack reverses
the Irish whip, but Cassandro goes high risk and hit's
a top rope arm drag. Cassandro walks the ropes and
hits another arm drag. Quack gets a kiss planted on
his lips by his exotic challenger, and he's not
pleased. Quack takes a breather at ringside. Cassandro
wants a handshake, but Quack becomes aggressive,
hitting a tirt-a-whirl backbreaker for a cover. Quack
bends Cassandro in half. Quack works the legs, gets
Cassandro's shoulders down, and almost wins. Another
backbreaker by Quack and a cover. Quack gains more
momentum, but almost runs into Cassandro's ass. The
mind games work, and Cassandro takes control with a
Gory Special. Roll-up by Cassandro gets 2, but it woke
Quackenbush up. Deep arm drag by Cassandro, but he
gets dumped on the apron. Cassandro goes high risk
with a missile drop kick and then a suicide dive to
the outside! Quack and Cassandro are down too long and
the match ends with a double count-out at 10:29.
Cassandro wrestled a serious match and the results
were enjoyable, **½.
The Young Bucks vs. Alkatraz and Derrick Jannetty
Alkatraz is dressed in an orange prison outfit, which
amuses me. Alkatraz is a powerhouse and shoves off the
smaller Buck. Alkatraz shoves again and hit's a mighty
clothesline. He slingshots Matt into the turnbuckle,
but he lands on his feet and hit's a flurry of offense
on the big man. Jannetty tags in, but gets instantly
overwhelmed by the faster Young Bucks, who are now
making tags. Jannetty suffers some inventive double
team moves along the way. The Young Bucks take turns
holding Jannetty still, while the other hits top rope
moves directed towards the arm. The Bucks rip off the
Rock'n Roll Express mannerisms and hit stereo top rope
bombs onto their foes on the floor. Matt gets a cover
on Jannetty, who really needs a tag. The Bucks make
another tag, but Alkatraz makes a distraction and
Jannetty is in control for the first time. Jannetty is
still in control of Nick when he tags in Alkatraz, and
the Young Bucks are in serious trouble. Big elbow drop
by Alkatraz, who then knocks Matt off the apron. The
distraction lets Alkatraz and Jannetty double team
Nick. Jannetty keeps making lazy cover attempts on
Nick. Alkatraz tags and slingshots Nick throat-first
into the bottom rope. Nick fights off both heels in
the corner. Alkatraz scoops Nick, who escapes and
makes a tag. The Young Bucks clean house on Jannetty,
and hit their "More Bang for the Buck" finisher
sequence for the win at 9:07. The Bucks are improving,
they showed stronger fundamentals here than in their
past Showcase outings. **¼.
Winners: The Young Bucks
NWA World Women's Championship:
The Amazing Kong © vs. Candice LeRae
I'm surprised that TNA isn't fussing about Kong
appearing on this show. Either they don't know about
it or they just don't care (or both). I saw LeRae get
squashed by Sara Del Rey in the dark match at an ROH
show, so I'd like to see what she can do here. LeRae
is quick with some early offense, but Kong knocks her
down chest-first. Kong swings LeRae by the hair and
chokes with her foot. Kong clubs away at her tiny
challenger. Hard chops by Kong and a hard Irish whip
and corner splash. Cocky pin by Kong isn't enough to
win. Kong applies the sleeper, gets bored, and
transitions into a giant swing. Kong hit's a delayed
double choke slam and repeats the corner splash, but
LeRae dodges. LeRae goes for the flying cross body,
but Kong catches her and hit's a power slam. LeRae
attempts a sunset flip, and a splash by Kong.
Drop-kick by LeRae earns her a near fall on Kong. Kong
recovers with a spinning back fist. This knocks out
LeRae, and Kong is declared the victor at 4:01.
Spirited squash, *.
Winner and still NWA Women's Champion: The Amazing
-After the match, Kong continues to beat down LeRae,
which prompts an army of referees to the ring to break
it up. LeRae is helped to the back as some fans chant
-Peter Goodman welcomes us to the NWA Update Desk.
Breaking news: Paul Atlas and Bryan Anthony are the
NWA North American Tag Team Champions. Also, the first
ever NWA Continental Champion has been crowned, and
it's Damien Wayne! This brings us to an upcoming Adam
Pearce/Damien Wayne NWA title match, though there's no
telling if it will be featured on this show or not.
Goodman hypes some talent exchanges with Europe and
promises to do this segment again next week. Not a bad
-A couple of minutes are devoted to listing upcoming
NWA events. Cue the fast-forward.
-The Real American Heroes cut a promo. They are tired
of facing Los Luchas, aren't there two other Mexican
guys they can beat up? Ryan points out that America is
above Mexico on the map, so the U.S. is always on top!
Anderson promises to finish the feud tonight.
NWA World Tag Team Championship:
The Real American Heroes © (with C. Edward Vanderpyle)
vs. Los Luchas (with Nicho El Millionaro)
The Heroes jump Los Luchas as the bell rings. Los
Luchas fire back and dump the Heroes from the ring.
Ryan and Anderson try to walk out, but Los Luchas make
the chase and they brawl through the ringside area.
The action returns to the ring, as Ryan and Phoenix
Star do battle. Ryan is dumped to ringside and Phoenix
Star comes splashing onto him. Anderson and Zokre are
in the ring, with Zokre getting slammed into the ring
post. Los Luchas are down, with Nicho checking on
Phoenix Star. In the ring, Anderson snap mares Zokre
and taunts the crowd. Ryan tags and hit's a second
turnbuckle club. Scoop slam by Ryan, who then knocks
Phoenix Star off the apron. The Heroes are making
quick tags and isolating Zokre. Anderson decides to
target Zokre's arm. Ryan tags and is backed into
Phoenix Star, but no tag seems to be made. Anderson
locks the arm. Zokre escapes and hit's a drop-kick.
Ryan locks up Zokre's arm in the ropes while Anderson
dumps Phoenix Star from the apron again. Northern
Lights suplex by Joey Ryan, and more stomps to the
injured arm of Zokre. The frequent tags by the Heroes
continues, as Zokre's arm is still the focus of their
attacks. Zokre hit's a desperate head scissors
takedown on Ryan, and makes the tag to Phoenix Star.
The Heroes are taken off their feet repeatedly by
Phoenix Star, who cleans house. Phoenix Star positions
Ryan for a double team, but Anderson blocks Zokre.
Anderson goes high risk, but Phoenix Star catches him
in a slingshot into a blockbuster from Zokre! Zokre
fights off both Heroes until getting caught with an
Anderson spine buster by Anderson! Phoenix Star eats
some more offense from the Heroes, but Zokre hit's a
springboard clothesline on Anderson. Ryan clotheslines
Phoenix Star! All four men are down! All four men get
to their feet and have a slug-fest (which the referee
allows). All hell breaks loose. Vanderpyle provides a
distraction. Phoenix Star is positioned on the top for
the win, but Nicho turns on the Heroes! Anderson hit's
a superplex for the win at 13:24! Los Luchas have been
robbed again! This heel continues to be a top notch
old school rivalry, though his match was hindered by a
few minor awkward moments. I really want to see Los
Luchas get their revenge, ***.
Winners and still NWA Tag Team Champions: The Real
-NWA World Champion Adam Pearce joins the victorious
Karl Anderson, Joey Ryan, and Psicosis in the ring.
Pearce takes a mic and puts themselves over as
champions. He shakes hands with Nicho and gives him a
wad full of money. Pearce and the Heroes pose with
their title belts.
-David Marquez wraps up the shows. He hypes next week,
where we will see Pepper Parks, Rob Conway, TJ
Perkins, and more! Who knows what will happen?
Final Thoughts: At last, the show has a sense of
continuity. All four matches were taped in the same
venue and there are angles and characters in
development. The first four episodes were mere
count-down shows in anticipation of this. If you want
a more old-school wrestling show, this could be your
alterative, so head on over to NWA Wrestling
and give this a shot! My only complaints this week are
the lack of Rob Conway and the return of Cassandro,
but those are very minor.
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