NWA Heartland presented by Daytondave May 28, 2008 9:10:57 GMT -5
Post by EpicDave on May 28, 2008 9:10:57 GMT -5
NWA Heartland Card #138
Welcome Stadium, Dayton, Ohio
May 26, 2008
Welcome Stadium, Dayton, Ohio
May 26, 2008
The show opens in the outdoor venue of a football stadium. A festival is taking place, complete with ferris wheel, merry-go-round, and a variety of children's activities. Barbecue grills are steaming, while clowns circle the stadium, juggling bowling pins and making balloon animals. In the center of the stadium is the wrestling ring with bleachers on all sides. NWA Heartland banners surround the ring. Fireworks fill the air as COMMISSIONER DAYTONDAVE stands in the center of the ring, dressed in a polo shirt and khaki shorts and wearing designer sunglasses. Daytondave holds a microphone as he addresses the packed audience.
Daytondave: Happy Memorial Day! Fans, everybody loves a carnival! It is our privilege that you have joined us here at the University of Dayton for our very special holiday edition of NWA Heartland Wrestling. In honor of the men and women of our Armed Forces, and in particular those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our liberties, we welcome you today. So relax, grab some barbecue and a cold beverage, and enjoy today's special matches!
The theme from 2001: A Space Odyssey fills the stadium as the "NATURE BOY" RIC FLAIR appears at the tunnel and struts to the ring. Flair is decked out in a red and blue robe with white trim in honor of the festive occasion.
Daytondave: What a way to open the show! Ladies and gentlemen, an unexpected guest has arrived. Please welcome, NWA Heartland Heavyweight Champion, the Nature Boy, Ric Flair!
Flair: Whooo! Commissioner Daytondave, as always, nobody throws a bash like my man the big cheese! Whooo! But Daytondave, all is not well in Horseman country. One week ago today, the Nature Boy tasted the Sweet Chin Music- out of nowhere! Unprovoked and unexpected. Now I'm not a man to whine- in fact, I respect Shawn Michaels for what he did. You don't get to the top of the wrestling business by sitting on your hands. No, daddy! You gotta fight your way to the top of the mountain. Whatever it takes! Michaels, you took your shot. You made your statement. And you succeeded in getting the attention of the Nature Boy. I've sucker punched enough men in my day, I know the score. But you have also got to know, that if you wanna dance, you gotta pay the piper. And today, Michaels, your bill comes due. You wanna jump on the Nature Boy? Today's the day. I'm callin' you out, Heartbreak Kid. You and me, in this very ring, with the Heartland Heavyweight Championship on the line. I want your best shot!
Daytondave: Wow! Fans, I think we have just signed our main event match! Ric Flair versus Shawn Michaels for the Heartland Heavyweight Championship! That match will top off a great card here at Welcome Stadium. I am pleased that JR JAMES is on hand as well. JR, tell us about today's card.
JR James: Thank you, Daytondave. Indeed, we have a tremendous card planned for today, no question! In addition to the Heartland title, we will also see a rematch for the Heartland Tag Team Championship! In a rematch from last Monday night, the new champions, DUSTY RHODES and BARRY WINDHAM, will take on the former champions, the NEW AGE OUTLAWS. The Outlaws are not very happy about losing the belts, and today they will exercise their rematch clause and take their shot to regain the gold!
Daytondave: Fantastic! Both major championships will be on the line! On a less positive note, I am sorry to announce that following an injury to TRACI BROOKS last Monday night, the remainder of the Divas Tag Team Tournament has been cancelled. We wish Traci all the best in her recovery. Now, let's hit the ring for our opening contest!
(Tonight's referee: Brady Boone)
CHRIS HERO vs. MVP
Hero started the match on fire in his home town, dominating MVP with his technical arsenal and gaining several near fallswith the Hangman's Clutch and the Hero's Welcome. MVP was nearly pinned before BARRY BONDS interrupted referee Brady Boone's count. As Brady put Bonds out of the ring, MVP took advantage with a spin kick and the tide of the match turned. MVP knocked Hero out of the ring with a running big boot, and Hero was nearly counted out while getting into a shoving match with Bonds. Hero just made it back to the ring, but walked right in to a Ballin' Elbow and MVP completed the pin.
Daytondave: What a farce! Hero has been victimized by the numbers game. We'll see if ROWDY RODDY PIPER fares any better against MVP at Slamiversary, In the meantime, we have a battle of two former football stars who have transitioned to the world of wrestling.
The music "Jive Soul Bro" fills the stadium as SLICK boogies his way to the ring. Slick is followed closely by BOBO BRAZIL, boogeying his way down the aisle and high-fiving the fans. Slick and Bobo hit the ring together and execute the Electric Slide, to the delight of the Dayton fans.
LEX LUGER vs. BOBO BRAZIL (w/ SLICK)
The two powerhouses battled all over Welcome Stadium, both using their strength moves impressively as the match turned back and forth. Bobo stunned Luger with a big headbutt to take control of the match, but before Brazil could capitalize, SHANE DOUGLAS dashed to ringside and attacked Slick! Slick took quite a pounding until Bobo came to the rescue, but Luger smartly caught Brazil with a clothesline to the back of the head, putting him down on the ground. Brazil staggered to his feet, shaking his fists furiously as he staggered back to the ring. At that point, Bobo seemed impenetrable, as Luger pounded away. Bobo finally retaliated with a series of big hammer punches, then wore him down with a crushing bearhug and put him on the canvas with a Coco Butt for the victory.
WINNER: BOBO BRAZIL
Daytondave: Bobo really got fired up after the attack on Slick! Fortunately, it looks like the Doctor of Style is going to be all right. Bobo is helping him to his feet after that senseless attack by Shane Douglas. You can bet that Mr. Brazil will be paying Mr. Douglas a visit before long. Next, we have another long-awaited grudge match. I am happy, well, perhaps "happy" is not the word, but Heartland Wrestling is fortunate today to recognize the return of KILLER KOWALSKI to action tonight. Kowalski has been embroiled in a bitter feud against TAKESHI MORISHIMA, and today these hated rivals will write another chapter in their storied history. Before we go to that match, JR James has some video from this epic rivalry.
A video of the feud between Morishima and Kowalski plays. Footage from Illinois is played, showing Kowalski smacking Morishima across the head with the Mountie's shock stick. Morishima's revenge follows, as the giant Japanese slams the ring steps down onto the fallen Kowalski following a match in Moline. The package concludes with a shot of Kowalski being taken away from the iWireless center in an ambulance after the brutal attack.
TAKESHI MORISHIMA vs. KILLER KOWALSKI
Another enormous confrontation of Heartland Behemoths! Kowalski launched into Morishima in a rage, pounding him with punches and knee smashes and punishing him with a stomach claw. Morishima took everything that the Canadian had to offer, then fought back gamely. Morishima floored Kowalski with the running hip attack, then surprised the Killer with a flying clothesline off the middle turnbuckle! With Kowalski on dream street, the giant Japanese powered him over with the Saito Suplex and covered Kowalski for a three-count.
After the decision, the brawling wasn't finished. Morishima continued to pound on Kowalski, prompting the Killer to flee the ring to the stadium floor. Morishima followed, but Kowalski was ready for him! He grabbed Takeshi by the arm and whipped him viciously into the steel ring steps! Morishima hit the steps hard and crumpled to the ground in a heap. Kowalski scoffed, stepping over Morishima and walking out of the ring area.
WINNER: TAKESHI MORISHIMA
Daytondave: What a brutal confrontation! These two are consumed by their animosity. I don't think we've seen the last of this rivalry by any means. Which begs the question- if a Canadian wrestler grabs a Japanese wrestler by the arm and hurls him across the ring... is it still considered an Irish Whip?
Between matches, ANGELINA LOVE and VELVET SKY enter the ring. Angelina and Velvet are wearing matching red, white and blue sequined tops and white short shorts. Each of the ladies greets Daytondave with a peck on the cheek. Angelina and Velvet then assemble T-shirt guns and fire free souvenirs to fans throughout the stadium.
NWA HEARTLAND TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
THE TEXAS MAVERICKS (DUSTY RHODES & BARRY WINDHAM) (c) vs. THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS
In a match which was much more decisive than the previous encounter, Rhodes and Windham pounded down the Outlaws and controlled the action. BG James took the brunt of the abuse, as Dusty nailed him with a flying clothesline and nearly rendered him unconscious with the Weaverlock. BG tried to escape, but Dusty hurled him to the Mavericks' corner and tagged in Windham. Windham kept the action close to the corner, hoisting BG up for the Sweetwater Superplex and pinning him cleanly as Rhodes cut off the charging Kip James.
WINNERS: THE TEXAS MAVERICKS
(Retained Heartland Tag Team Titles)
(Windham pinned BG James with a Sweetwater Superplex)
Daytondave: What a dominant victory! Rhodes and Windham have certainly gelled as a team. Is there anyone that will rise up to challenge these tough Texans? The Heartland has always been the center of the finest tag team wrestling in the NWA, and I can't wait to see who will step forward and challenge the Mavericks for the belts. And finally, fans, let's head to the Main Event! The Heartland Heavyweight Championship is about to be settled! RIC FLAIR has been a remarkable champion, and today he faces a stiff test from SHAWN MICHAELS. Before we head back to the ring, JR James has compiled another video package to chronicle the rise of the Nature Boy.
A video package plays, beginning in January as Flair captures the Heartland Heavyweight Championship in a tournament victory over TERRY GORDY. Flair is seen battling THE ROCK, CHRISTOPHER DANIELS, and STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN. Scenes of limousine rides with the Horsemen and TRACI BROOKS are displayed, followed by the classic footage of Falir and Traci dancing in a conga line with Daytondave, Velvet Sky, and Angelina Love. At the end of the package, slow-motion footage of Flair being dropped by a superkick from SHAWN MICHAELS in the hallway of the Luce Center is played. The highlight reel ends with Flair and the Horsemen being pummeled by Michaels, KEVIN NASH, and the NO REMORSE CORPS in the dimly lit barroom in East Lansing, Michigan.
NWA HEARTLAND HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
RIC FLAIR (c) vs. SHAWN MICHAELS
Desperate for revenge, Flair took over on Michaels from the opening bell! Flair immediately went to work on the right knee of the challenger, slowing him down and leaving him in pain. Michaels attempted a comeback, pouncing off the ropes with a flying shoulderblock which put the Nature Boy on the mat. But Flair quickly neutralized Michaels with a devastating low blow, and again took control. Brady Boone chastized Flair for the cheap shot, but allowed the action to continue.
The low blow also brought COURTENEY COX out of the locker room, accompanied by KEVIN NASH. Courteney confronted Brady Boone and began screeching at him! Nash began slapping the mat to encourage Michaels, but the Nature Boy was relentless. Flair trapped Michaels in a small package, but Boone gave a slow count and Michaels escaped. After another hard kick to the knee, Flair wrapped HBK in the figure-4 leglock. Despite the shouts and screeches from ringside, Michaels was unable to escape and finally tapped out from the pain.
WINNER: RIC FLAIR
(Retains Heartland Heavyweight Championship)
After the decision, Courteney Cox angrily confronted Brady Boone! Kevin Nash held Boone from behind while Courteney slapped him. Senior referee Joe Kopasz rushed to the scene, but Shawn Michaels held Kopasz at bay while Courteney reached up and ripped the Heartland logo off Boone's shirt. Nash then shoved Boone out of the ring and called for a microphone, which he handed to Courteney.
Courteney: Boone, that's what you get for failing to do your job. You're fired! Daytondave- I want you in this ring right now!
Daytondave appears confused, but he leaves the announcer's table and enters the ring.
Courteney: Daytondave, it is my unfortunate duty to make this announcement. Due to the reckless spending of NWA Heartland, Inc., and your blatant financial mismanagement of this promotion, the Heartland Championship Committee has been forced to declare bankruptcy. The lavish parties, the outrageous contracts paid to MVP, Roddy Piper, Psicosis, the Von Erichs, and other overpaid wrestlers, as well as your own extravagant wardrobe and other lifestyle indulgences, have forced this organization into a level of debt from which we are unable to recover. All wrestling-related business in the Heartland is hereby terminated, effective immediately. My staff will now clear the ring.
Daytondave looks stunned. CHRISTY HEMME walks to the ring, wearing her conservative black business suit and glasses, with her hair pulled back in a bun, and carrying a clipboard. Christy fights back a tear as she takes the microphone from Daytondave, and walks to the announcer's table to begin clearing away papers. RENE GOULET and his Elite Security Forces approach Ric Flair, who is shocked as they relieve him of the championship belt. The ring crew takes up the task of removing the Heartland banners and decorations from around the ring. The sound system shuts down and the spotlights are extinguished. The crowd sits in stunned silence as Daytondave stands alone in the deserted ring.