NWA Heartland presented by Daytondave Jul 5, 2008 13:59:36 GMT -5
Post by EpicDave on Jul 5, 2008 13:59:36 GMT -5
NWA Heartland Card #143
Dayton Gym Club, Dayton, Ohio
July 4, 2008
Dayton Gym Club, Dayton, Ohio
July 4, 2008
The show opens in a dusky, smoke filled conference room in the back of the Dayton Gym Club. BOBBY HEENAN and JIM CORNETTE are seated at a table, pouring over a large pile of papers strewn about.
Heenan: Too bad, Cornette, your guys lost the title match! Believe me, I had nothing to do with that attack.
Cornette: I believe you, Bobby. I don't think you're smart enough to have pulled that off!
Heenan: Yeah, right. But at least MY guys are next up for a title match!
Cornette: Like Baker and Zbyszko could beat the Outlaws? Never in a million years. But Bobby, we have bigger issues to look at. We need to crown a new Heartland Heavyweight champion!
Heenan: How about Ray Stevens?
Cornette: For the love of Pete, Heenan, you can't just GIVE titles to your own guys!
Heenan: Then why did I buy this territory?
Cornette: Please! Now, back to business. I have a list of 24 top names in the Heartland. Let's put them into a tournament! We'll start tonight with the first four matches.
The scene shifts to the ring, where JR JAMES stands with microphone in hand.
JR: Good evening, fans of the Heartland! Welcome back to the Dayton Gym Club for tonight's matches! As you have just heard from Heartland co-owner James E. Cornette, tonight will mark the beginning of the tournament to crown the new NWA Heartland Heavyweight Champion! 24 men are entered, and over the next four weeks you'll see them square off in a battle for Heartland supremacy! Also tonight, we'll see the main event rematch between NWA World Heavyweight Champion CHRISTOPHER DANIELS and the rough, tough BRUISER BRODY. That match will be non-title and NO disqualification! Nothing on the line tonight except pride, but belive you me, fans, these are two of the proudest men in the NWA and you can bet this match will be intense! No question about that! Now, let's head to the ring for our opening contest.
HEARTLAND HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT: ROUND 1
PEPPER GOMEZ vs. BOBO BRAZIL (w/ SLICK)
Gomez was little match for the massive Bobo. Brazil destroyed Pepper with a series of Coco Butts and finished him easily.
WINNER: BOBO BRAZIL
JR: So, Bobo Brazil is the winner of our opening contest! Congratulations to the popular big man for a decisive win!
DRAKE YOUNGER vs. JOHNNY VALENTINE
The match itself was more competitive than most observers had expected. Younger actually managed to counter much of Valentine's technical offense, and even hit Johnny with the Drake's Landing vertebreaker for a near-fall. Valentine escaped from the ring, but Drake followed, and with his adrenaline pumping, he went under the ring for a light tube and smashed it across Valentine's back! Joe Kopasz immediately disqualified Drake, who appeared surprised.
But Valentine was not satisfied with the disqualification victory. Johnny kept after Younger, pounding away with fists and fire in spite of the damage to his back. Younger found himself on the defensive, and quickly bailed out of the ring area and scrambled back to the locker room for safety.
WINNER: JOHNNY VALENTINE
(Younger disqualified for using a foreign object)
JR: How about THAT? I guess Johnny Valentine showed that young punk what it means to be an old school tough guy! Wrestling is about more than that extreme rules crap. That's the last thing the Heartland needs, no question. Kudos to Valentine for taking his stand and sending Younger away with his tail between his legs.
RAY "CRIPPLER" STEVENS (w/ BOBBY HEENAN) vs. FRITZ VON GOERING (w/ NIKITA BREZNIKOV)
Stevens found himself on the defensive for much of this bout. After kicking out of the von Goering backbreaker, the Crippler was still slow to recover. von Goering delivered the finisher a second time, and Bobby Heenan grabbed Fritz around the ankles to prevent him from another pin attempt. Before Breznikov could interrupt Heenan's interference, Stevens nailed von Goering with a Jumping Knee Smash and rolled him up for a quick pinfall!
WINNER: RAY "CRIPPLER" STEVENS
(Pinned von Goering after a Jumping Knee Smash)
JR: I guess that just goes to show, you can't outfox a fox. They don't call him the "Brain" for nothing!
JIMMY "SUPERFLY" SNUKA vs. TONY ATLAS (w/ SLICK)
The Reverend Slick returned for a second match, but with less success. After a highly competitive encounter, Snuka leapfrogged Atlas coming off the ropes, and felled him with a thundering chop. Atlas' momentum carried him all the way to the ring floor. The dynamic Superfly went to the skies, crashing onto Atlas with a bodypress on the ring floor. Both men went down in a heap, but only Snuka was able to make it back to the ring before Kopasz completed the ten-count.
WINNER: JIMMY SNUKA
(Atlas counted out after a flying body press to the ring floor)
JR: Good heavens! What a daredevil that Snuka is! Indeed, that is the type of high-risk manuever that may have shortened both men's careers. Atlas looks to be okay, as Slick helps him back to the locker room. Jimmy Snuka is your winner!
MAIN EVENT: NO DISQUALIFICATION, NON-TITLE MATCH
NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION CHRISTOPHER DANIELS vs. BRUISER BRODY
The World Champion proved his mettle in the rematch! Daniels controlled the pace of the match, and kept the action in the ring. He never allowed Brody to employ his legendary brawling tactics. Daniels executed a beautiful reverse STO after countering Brody's attempted backbreaker. From there, it was all Daniels, and the champion executed consecutive Best Moonsault Evers on Brody and pinned him cleanly!
WINNER: CHRISTOPHER DANIELS
(Pinned Brody after a Best Moonsault Ever)
JR: No question, Daniels said it on Monday night, and he made it happen tonight. A real man settles his business in the ring, and tonight it was all business for Daniels. His game plan was perfect and his execution was flawless! Count me impressed as the World Champion takes home a very impressive victory against a formidable opponent. As usual, fans, it has been our privilege and our pleasure to present this night of wrestling action! We'll be back on Monday, July 7, with more exciting Heartland action as our tournament continues! Our feature match-up will have former Dayton champion THE DESTROYER facing a stiff challenge as he battles mighty DON LEO JONATHON. We hope you can join us! So long from the Buckeye State!