NWA Heartland presented by Daytondave Aug 2, 2008 15:52:14 GMT -5
Post by EpicDave on Aug 2, 2008 15:52:14 GMT -5
NWA Heartland Card #151
Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum, Dayton, Ohio
August 1, 2008
Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum, Dayton, Ohio
August 1, 2008
The show opens with JR JAMES standing in the ring with COUSIN LUKE. The Fairgrounds Coliseum is crowded and the atmosphere is electric as JR addresses the crowd.
JR: Welcome, fans, to another evening of Heartland Wrestling! It is great to be back, and great to see such a hot crowd tonight! Luke, I have to believe that the return to television and the success of card 150 has generated new enthusiasm around the Heartland.
Luke: It sure is fun to see the people enjoy themselves, JJ!
JR: It just keeps getting better! Next week, THE ROAD WARRIORS are coming to Heartland to defend the NWA World Tag Team Titles!
A commotion arises from backstage as BOBBY HEENAN struts to the ring, accompanied by OX BAKER and LARRY ZBYSZKO, carrying the Heartland Tag Team Championship belts.
JR: Ladies and gentlemen, it is indeed my privilege to introduce your newly crowned Heartland Tag Team Champions!
Heenan: That's right, JR. But enough of the butt kissing from you. When's our match against the Road Warriors?
Luke: Now hold on just a minute, Mr. Heenan. I told you before, if you are the owner of this territory, you can't make your own matches!
Heenan: But we're the Tag Team Champions now! We've earned our shot at the World belts!
More commotion comes from the back as JIM CORNETTE storms into the ring, with BOBBY EATON and DENNIS CONDREY.
Cornette: Now wait just one minute, Heenan! The Midnight Express are former World Tag Team Champions! We deserve that title match! Your punks just won one match, and now you think you deserve the World Titles? Over my dead body!
Heenan: Sounds like a good deal to me.
Luke: Boys, the way I see it, there are a lot of teams here that deserve a chance to wrestle the Road Warriors. I think we oughta have us a little tournament!
JR: A tournament? I think the fans would enjoy that, no question!
Luke: It's on! We'll start tonight! Heenan, you bring your boys, Mr. Cornette, you bring yours too.
JR: Baker and Zbyszko... against the Midnights?
Luke: That's right! And Monday night, we'll put the Kangaroos against the Outlaws. Those winners against these winners to decide who fights the Road Warriors!
JR: Brilliant! Mr. Luke, you sure know how to give the fans what they want!
Luke: My pleasure, JJ!
JR: Let's head to the ring!
(Tonight's referee: Brady Boone)
NECRO BUTCHER vs. TOM PRICHARD
The Butcher was in control from the opening bell! Necro dropped Prichard with a low blow, followed by a brutal beatdown in the corner. When Prichard tried to escape to the outside, Necro followed and the violent pummeling continued. Butcher brought Prichard back into the ring and delivered an agonizing Asiatic Spike, which put Prichard out of commission and made him eassy prey for the Tiger Driver.
WINNER: NECRO BUTCHER
(Necro pinned Prichard with the Tiger Driver)
JR: Prichard looked to be completely out of his league in that match! If this were a video game, they would call that a "Flawless Victory".
HACKSAW JIM DUGGAN vs. THE DESTROYER
In a hard-hitting, back and forth contest, it was the power of Duggan matched against the guile of the Destroyer. Hacksaw took charge of the match in the early going, flattening Destroyer with the Tough Guy Clothesline and nearly pinning him after a Flying Spear! But Destroyer fought his way back, slowing down the match with his grappling prowess and punishing Duggan with a series of suplexes.
As the match wore on, suddenly COUSIN LUKE grabbed a microphone and dashed into the ring!
Luke: Boys? Y'all are puttin' on a great match! I bet our TV crowd loves to see these kinda matches. What Heartland needs is another championship- a Television Title! And the winner of this match will be the first feller in the tournament to become TV Champion!
Inspired, both men battled on! Destroyer was still the worse for wear after Duggan's attacks, but managed to trap Hacksaw in the corner and pound away with a series of body blows. But Destroyer became overly aggressive, charging Duggan at the turnbuckle, only to crash face-first into Hacksaw's raised boot. Duggan then exploded out of the corner with a Flying Spear and put Destroyer down for the three-count!
WINNER: "HACKSAW" JIM DUGGAN
(Duggan pinned Destroyer after a Flying Spear)
JR: How about that? A big win for Hacksaw Duggan, and now the big guy finds himself in contention for the Heartland TV Title! Until tonight, we never knew there was such a thing!
UNCLE ELMER vs. JOHNNY VALENTINE
The match started off slowly, as Valentine struggled to solve the massive size of the giant hillbilly. Elmer slowed Valentine with fists and forearms, but really didn't do much damage. A bizarre twist occured when Elmer attmepted to whip Valentine across the ring, but Johnny reversed the whip and Elmer collided hard with Brady Boone As the kindly Elmer tried to assist the fallen referee, THE DESTROYER dashed back into the ring and smashed Elmer across the back with a steel chair! Boone was still groggy as Elmer staggered to the corner in a daze. Valentine appeared confused, but as Boone recovered, Johnny took advantage and laid into Elmer with a mighty forearm blow to the back of the head. Elmer collapsed to the mat, and Valentine covered him to earn the three-count from the still dazed Boone.
WINNER: JOHNNY VALENTINE
(Valentine pinned Elmer after a Forearm Bludgeon)
JR: What on earth just happened there? I have no idea why Detroyer chose to get involved in that situation. It appeared that Johnny Valentine had no idea either, no question. But Valentine took advantage of that situation, and came away the victor. Let's see if Wildman Butch Michaels can catch up with Destroyer and get some sort of an explanation.
THE NAPTOWN DRAGONS (SCOTTY VORTEKZ & DIEHARD DUSTIN LEE) vs. THE FOREIGN LEGION (IRON SHEIK & NIKOLAI VOLKOFF w/ NIKITA BREZNIKOV)
The amazing Scotty Vortekz pulled out another improbable victory in tag team action tonight! The Dragons worked together crisply throughout the match, tagging frequently and keeping their foes on the defensive. Iron Sheik got the best of Dustin, but Lee managed to tag to Scotty. Sheik was a little winded, and Scotty took advantage, putting him on the canvas with a Gut Check. Sheik made the tag to Nikolai, but the big Russian walked right into a Cyclone Kick and Scotty pinned him!
WINNERS: THE NAPTOWN DRAGONS
(Scotty Vortekz pinned Volkoff after a Cyclone Kick)
JR: Unbelievable! Scotty just pinned Nikolai Volkoff! This guy is full of surprises. We've still got two huge matches to go, but before we head back to the ring, let's go backstage and catch up with Wildman Butch Michaels for a conversation with the Destroyer.
Wildman: Thank you, JR. I am here with The Destroyer. Sir, we were all surprised when you interfered in the match with Johnny Valentine and Uncle Elmer. What was that all about? Are you teaming up with Valentine?
Destroyer: What was that about? Am I teaming with Valentine?
Wildman: Was that a stupid question?
Destroyer: There are no stupid questions. Only stupid people who ask questions! What I did tonight had nothing to do with Johnny Valentine. I got involved only because I got screwed in my match against Duggan.
Destroyer: You've heard of screwed, right? As many times as you have been divorced? All of the sudden, in the middle of a match, this yahoo Cousin Luke decides it's time to create a new title? A TV title? Let me tell you this, Wildman, I have been in this sport a lot of years and I have whipped a lot of guys. I deserve to be in line for a TV title match, and there's no way I should have too go through a clown like Jim Duggan to get there!
Wildman: So why jump on Uncle Elmer?
Destroyer: Oh? That was Uncle Elmer? Gees, all these hillbillies look alike. Wildman, it doesn't matter WHICH hillbilly I have to jump on, if that's what it takes to get my due. This Cousin Luke guy runs across some money, and all of the sudden he's in charge? Any knucklehead can sit behind a microphone and make matches. You tell that idiot I want him in the RING!
Destroyer walks away in disgust.
Wildman: Well, JR, that's the scoop! Back over to you.
JR: Thank you, Wildman, for that interview. Luke, will you accept the challenge of The Destroyer?
Luke: Yer darn tootin'! If that Destroyer don't like the way I do things, that's his problem. But JJ, I am man enough to face up to any challenge. So Destroyer, man, you got yourself a fight!
JR: Wow! I never saw that coming! Looks like Luke and the Destroyer will be hooking up soon. Now, let's head back to the ring for our next match in the Heavyweight Championship tournament!
NWA HEARTLAND HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT: ROUND 3
BOBO BRAZIL (w/ SLICK) vs. JIMMY "SUPERFLY" SNUKA
Another stunning conclusion to a big match! Just when it seemed Bobo was about to overpower Snuka, Jimmy came off the ropes and caught an unexpecting Bobo with a devastating chop! It took the Superfly two tries, but he went to the air and nailed Brazil with a pair of his patented leaps and scored a decisive pinfall victory!
WINNER: JIMMY "SUPERFLY" SNUKA
(Snuka pinned Brazil after the Superfly Leap)
JR: Jimmy Snuka is one of the most dynamic men in the history of the sport, and tonight he showed us all why! Snuka is now in the finals of the Heartland Heavyweight Championship Tournament! But he will face a stiff challenge indeed, as the other semifinal match pits two behemoths in DON LEO JONATHAN and "DR. DEATH" STEVE WILLIAMS. We'll see that match on Monday night. But now, let's go to the first qualifying match for the World Tag Team Championship- and a big one as Heartland co-owners BOBBY HEENAN and JIM CORNETTE bring their respective teams in for a confrontation!
NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: QUALIFYING MATCH
OX BAKER & LARRY ZBYSZKO (w/ BOBBY HEENAN) vs. THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS (DENNIS CONDREY & BOBBY EATON w/ JIM CORNETTE)
In an epic confrontation, both Cornette and Heenan were at peak intensity. Ox Baker took control of the early phases of the match, and caught Eaton with a devastating Heart Punch! But before Baker could pin Beautiful Bobby, Cornette was on the ring apron and interrupted the count of Brady Boone, allowing the match to continue. Not to be outdone, Heenan got into the act, disrupting Boone from counting a pin after Baker fell victim to a Double Goozle. It looked like trouble for the Midnights when Zbyszko pulled the pad off the turnbuckle and slammed Condrey face-first into the exposed corner, but Eaton managed to make the save. Baker once again took the measure of Beautiful Bobby, dropping him with a clothesline, but Cornette again slid into the ring and swatted Baker from behind. Baker took after Cornette, who scooted out of the ring. When Baker followed, Eaton went to the air, soaring from the top rope with a double axe handle which sent Ox careening into the steel guard rails! Eaton quickly rolled Baker back into the ring, where Condrey positioned him for the Veg-O-Matic. Heenan found himself caught in the fracas outside the ring, and was unable to save his man as Eaton dropped the leg across Baker and covered him for the pin!
WINNERS: THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS
(Eaton pinned Baker after the Veg-O-Matic)
JR: What a move by Bobby Eaton! He threw caution to the wind, no question. Eaton is one of the greatest high flyers of his generation, indeed! And with that, the Midnights move one step closer to a shot at The Road Warriors! Jim Cornette is the happiest man in the Fairgrounds right now as he celebrated with his men. Bobby Heenan is frustrated, but at least Zbyszko and Baker still hold the tag team gold. Luke, I gotta hand it to you, this impromptu tag team tournament was a great idea?
Luke: Ummm, sorry JJ, this is an American Tag Team Tournament.
JR: Of course, Luke. Well, it certainly has been an exciting night! The Heartland Wrestling scene has picked up since you came along!
Luke: You're right about that, good buddy. Lots of great matches around here. You know what this territory needs?
JR: What's that, Luke?
Luke: Another one of them paper views.
JR: Paper views?
Luke: Yeah, JJ! A big special rasslin' night, where everybody goes down to the waterin' hole to watch the matches on a big TV.
JR: Oh, you mean a pay-per-view!
Luke: Yeah, Jimmy, a paper view! I give the waiter a piece of paper, like a five dollar bill, and i git to view the matches!
Luke: Heartland used to have them paper views all the time.
JR: Of course we did. Heartland Havoc!
Luke: Yeah, that's it! Let's have another Heartland Havoc!
JR: It has been a while.
Luke: I know it has! The last one was Havoc X - V - I - I. What should we call the next one?
JR: The last one was number seventeen. I think we should call the next one number eighteen.
Luke: How did you know it was seventeen? I thought it was X - V - I - I ?
JR: That's a Roman numeral, Luke!
Luke: It ain't a number?
JR: This is hopeless! Fans, we'll be back on Monday night with our next Heartland show! By then, we'll have this Havoc situation figured out! Until then, fans, so long from the Buckeye State!