Monday, November 23, 2009
11/21 Ultimate NWA results from Scottsboro, AL
1) Amos Moses d. “All Business” Brian Rivers with a Wooly Swamp Drop in 9:55
The fan favorite Moses had the crowd on its feet to see him beat the pants off the cocky Brian Rivers who two-stepped his way out to the ring in a cowboy hat and leather chaps to Barbara Mandrell’s “Before Country Was Cool”. The crowd certainly didn’t think he was. Amos took control early but the rough and tough Rivers battled back with a big boot and used the advantage to rake Moses’ eyes down the top rope. They battle back and forth. Rivers slams Moses down but Moses is able to battle back and sling Rivers into the corner where he is met with a huge corner splash from the 250lbs Amos Moses. Rivers shows his toughness by brawling his way back to an advantage. He wastes time and Moses rolls him up for a 2 count out of nowhere. Rivers unleashes his frustrations onto the back of Amos Moses in a seated camel clutch position. The equally relentless Moses powers up and slugs it out with an equally tired Rivers. He dazes Rivers with a big right that sends Rivers spinning. Moses steps up to the opportunity and locks in the full nelson sitout slam he now calls his Wooly Swamp Drop for the clean pin.
The monstrous Ben Thrasher runs in and lays out the celebrating Amos Moses. He grabs a mic and says that he doesn’t like Moses and he certainly doesn’t like the people of Alabama and on Dec 12, he wants Amos one on one.
2) Corey Hollis d. Patrick Bentley with a knee off the top rope in 9:22
Bentley is of course in a heated feud with Adam Jacobs but these two have certainly had their issues as well as the younger, less experienced Hollis seeks to prove himself in Ultimate NWA and beyond. They started out with some great technical stuff. Bentley has the size advantage but Hollis used his speed as usual as each man countered the others’ technical offense. Hollis locked Bentley up and Bentley had to use the ropes to break it. This gave Bentley the chance to take control and take Hollis out with his power. Bentley hit 4 consecutive leg drops and asked the chanting fan “WHO SUCKS NOW!?” Bentley hits a backbody drop and Hollis manages a short-lived comeback before being slammed out of the corner by Bentley. Once again, Hollis uses his stiff kicks and elbows to the head to regain an advantage. He staggers Bentley and hits his signature Pele’ kick! 1….2…. kickout! They go back and forth until Hollis once again tries to land a Pele’. He nails referee Jimbo Fisher right in the head. Bentley beats down the stunned Hollis and hangs him out to dry on the second rope facing the outside of the ring. Bentley climbs the turnbuckle and Adam Roberts comes out using a crutch to help him walk with his injured knee. He squares up to hit Hollis but nails Bentley off the top rope. Hollis climbs the turnbuckle and waits for Bentley to recover. When Bentley gets to his feet he’s met with a vicious knee right to the head from Hollis off the top rope. Hollis gets the attention of Jimbo Fisher, who counts the three count.
Bentley heads to the back as Roberts and Hollis talk over what just happened. They are interrupted by Will Owens who says that Roberts doesn’t even have faith in Hollis to let him win a match on his own. He points out to Corey that he is not only the Ultimate NWA Heavyweight Champion but he is also the NWA Mid-America Heavyweight Champion. They debate back and forth until Commissioner Chase D comes out and says that he has a solution to this situation. On December 12 at “Clotheslines & Candycanes” Adam Roberts will face Will Owens for the Ultimate NWA Heavyweight Championship with Corey Hollis as the special guest referee. Hollis says he will call it down the middle and Owens says he can respect that and shakes Hollis’ hand and pulls him in for a hug. Hollis certainly didn’t want to hug Owens.
3) Matt Fortune d. Joey Lynch by roll up at 10:13
Lynch knocked Fortune’s mouthpiece out but Fortune hit an arm drag on Lynch. Lynch backflipped over Fortune off the 2nd rope and then hit a moonsault slam with the locked arm of Fortune. Lynch puts Fortune to the floor with a flipping dropkick and then flips over the top rope onto Fortune. Fortune reverses an irish whip and hits a corner clothesline through the ropes. As Lynch recovers, he’s met with a backcracker off the 2nd rope from Fortune. Fortune locks on a camel clutch and then doublestomps Lynch’s back as he tries to get up. Fortune throws Lynch down and attempts to irish whip him into the corner but it’s reversed. Lynch leaves his feet to hit a shoulder to the midsection of Fortune in the corner and flips back to potentially charge again. Fortune meets him with a big clothesline that turns him inside out. Fortune gets a two count. Fortune hits some boots to the midsection and face of Lynch and then drags him to the corner. Fortune gets outside the ring and pulls Lynch around the turnbuckle, stretching him in a really painful looking way. Fortune wastes time taunting the fans and sunset flips into the ring over Lynch, who rolls through and dropkicks Fortune. Lynch hits a tilt-a-whirl Russian legsweep. Fortune battles back and goes to the top for a moonsault that misses. Lynch climbs the turnbuckle and Fortune hits him and tries to superplex him. Lynch knocks Fortune off and hits a shooting star press. It looks to be over but Fortune grabs the ropes at the last second. Lynch is stunned and Fortune shoves him into the turnbuckle and rolls him up to steal the win. Fortune and some fans got into it as he was leaving.
4) Chrisjen Hayme d. Ben Thrasher after a sunset flip out of a powerbomb attempt in 10:38
Hayme challenged the size and strength of the much larger Thrasher early on but couldn’t take him down with some running shoulder charges. Hayme tells Thrasher to hit the ropes and try to take him down and Thrasher goes for it. Hayme outsmarts him and goes down to the mat. Thrasher goes over him and is met off the ropes with a headscissors takedown. Hayme dropkicks Thrasher to the knees, which puts him on all fours. Hayme follows it up with a running facebuster to Thrasher on his knees. Thrasher powers back to punish Hayme with a big backbreaker and followed it up with a swinging neckbreaker. Chrisjen uses a jawbreaker to regain the advantage and then gives Thrasher a kick and a big boot, followed up with a step up enziguri that really staggers Thrasher. Hayme goes to the top and nails Thrasher with a dropkick. Thrasher recovers to hit Hayme with a sitout spinebuster. Ben Thrasher climbs to the top and comes off with an elbow but Hayme is able to roll out of the way just in time. Hayme sunset flips over Thrasher and tries to roll him up but Thrasher sits down. Hayme moves just in time once again and nails the seated Thrasher with a dropkick. Hayme continues the offense with more big dropkicks to the bigger Thrasher. Hayme puts Thrasher down and out and climbs the turnbuckle for his 450 splash finisher. Thrasher gets back up and tries to battle Hayme on the ropes but is knocked off and back down. Hayme hits a splash off the top that still doesn’t put Thrasher away and certainly takes a toll on himself. Thrasher pulls Hayme up for a powerbomb but Hayme flips over and pulls Thrasher down for the pin.
Commissioner Chase D announces that there will be a two ring battle royal at the next show on December 12 and that the final 4 entrants in the rings would be paired off by lethal lottery drawing and face each other to determine new tag team champions.
5) Will Owens, Patrick Bentley & Kent Reznor d. Adam Roberts, Adam Jacobs, & Corey Hollis when Will Owens pins Corey Hollis in 18:11
Owens, Bentley & Reznor tagged constantly throughout the match. They worked the injured knee of Adam Roberts and spent most of the match tagging in and out, beating on Hollis. Will Owens refused to tag in when Hollis was in due to what he called a “conflict of interests” since Hollis would be refereeing his match on Dec. 12 at “Clotheslines & Candycanes”. Adam Jacobs took control of the match and tagged out to Adam Roberts, who nailed Kent Reznor with a Main Event Slam. Bentley made the save. Hollis was tagged in and taken down by a big knee from Patrick Bentley. Hollis tagged out but referee Jimbo Fisher was distracted by Will Owens and didn’t see it. Bentley tags to Reznor, who hits a spinebuster and Adam Jacobs makes the save. Reznor tags to Bentley and Jacobs tags to Adam Roberts who cleans house. Adam Jacobs comes off the top to hit Patrick Bentley with a flying bodypress. The action goes to the outside and Jimbo Fisher follows. Will Owens is in and Adam Roberts attempts to hit him with his crutch but nails Corey Hollis! Owens grabs the crutch and blasts Roberts with it. Jimbo Fisher is back in and Owens starts to cover Roberts but jumps on Hollis for the pin.
After the match, the ailing Roberts holding his knee promised that he or a suitable replacement would have his revenge on Owens and would take the title on December 12.
Notes: Ultimate NWA presents Clotheslines & Candycanes at 8pm belltime 7pm on December 12, 2009 at the National Guard Armory in Scottsboro, AL located at 406 S. Cedar Hill Dr. Matches booked so far include Will Owens vs Adam Roberts w/ Corey Hollis as the special guest referee. Ben Thrasher vs Amos Moses, and a two ring battle royal to determine new Ultimate NWA tag team champions….. Ultimate NWA regular Mike Posey doubleshotted for NWA Main Event and Top Rope in the Nashville area…. Newcomer Brian Rivers was actually trained by famed WCW jobber The Gambler and “Pistol” Pez Whatley. … Speaking of The Gambler, the man who trained him: Richie Dye, was visiting friends backstage…. And continuing with the “speaking of” theme, Richie Dye and Adam Roberts were actually the last two guys to work the late Terry “Bam Bam” Gordy, who would have been 49 years old in April.
Credit: Scott Hensley @ Georgia Wrestling History.com