NWA 74 Night One Results (8/27): Multiple Championship Matches, Nick Aldis Addresses The NWA

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The National Wrestling Alliance, currently owned by Billy Corgan, will begin their 74-year anniversary two-night event at The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta in St Louis, Missouri. 

Announced card

* Kamille (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie for the NWA World Women's Championship

* Jax Dane (c) vs. Cyon for the NWA National Heavyweight Championship

* Bully Ray vs. Mike Knox in a Tables Match

* Homicide (c) vs. Kerry Morton for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship

* Matt Cardona vs. a hand-picked opponent by Cardona

* Commonwealth Connection (Harry Smith & Doug Williams) (c) vs. La Rebelión (Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf) for the NWA World Tag Team Championship

* EC3 vs. Mims

* Max the Impaler vs. Angelina Love vs. Taryn Terrell vs. Natalia Markova vs. Missa Kate vs. Samantha Starr vs. KiLynn King vs. Tootie Lynn vs. Madi Wrenkowski vs. Jennacide in a Burke Invitational Gauntlet for an NWA World Women's Championship match on Night Two

* Miserably Faithful (Sal the Pal, Judais & Gaagz the Gymp) vs. The Ill Begotten (Jeremiah Plunkett, Alex Taylor & Danny Dealz) in a Beelzebub's Bedlam Match

* Chris Adonis vs. Odinson


- The Country Gentleman (AJ Cazana & Anthony Andrews) w/ Joe Cazana defeated Gold Rushhh (Jordan Clearwater & Marshe Rocket) w/ Austin Idol via pinfall.

- Backstage, May Valentine attempted a backstage interview with Jay Bradley, but there were technical issues. 

- NWA announced they will head to New Orleans on November 22 for Hard Times. 

- Rhett Titus defeated VSK via pinfall following a flurry of moves, ending with a belly-to-belly suplex. This match was initially scheduled to be Luke Hawx vs. VSK. 

- Rodney Mack w/ Aron Stevens defeated The Pope via submission. Stevens interfered multiple times in an attempt to give Mack the advantage. After the match, Stevens attacked The Pope, but Kratos come down to the ring to make the save. Kratos immediately went after his former associate, Stevens. 

- May Valentine interviewed Bully Ray backstage. Ray guaranteed that Mike Knox is going through a table in their Tables Match.

- It is revealed that Harry Smith is unable to appear due to illness. As a result, the Commonwealth Connection have been forced to relinquish the NWA World Tag Team Championship. Hawx Aerie will face La Rebelión instead, with the vacant championship on the line. 

- Caprice Coleman and Gustavo defeated Wreckingball Legursky and Colby Corino via submission. 

Nick Aldis speaks, EC3 vs. Mims

- Nick Aldis initially talked about his previous encounter last August with Trevor Murdoch for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Aldis talked up the fans and how important they are. Aldis said that he thought he'd get his belt back at NWA 74. Aldis asked himself what was left for him in the NWA if he couldn't go after the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, and questioned whether he should walk away. Aldis said that they can take away his title shot, but they will never take away his legacy. Aldis sent a warning to Flip Gordon, who he will face tomorrow night. Aldis vowed to tear the house down with Gordon. Aldis welcomed everybody to NWA 74. 

EC3 vs. Mims

This was a first-time match between EC3 and Mims in any company. Both competitors looked to gain the advantage, but it was EC3 who took control of the match after sending Mims into the ring post. EC3 immediately went to work on the shoulder of Mims. After Mims attempted to fight back, EC3 grounded him again. EC3 eventually forced Mims to tap after applying a submission focused on the shoulder. 

- EC3 spoke on the microphone after the match. EC3 talked about holding onto nostalgia. EC3 said that nostalgia is a curse. EC3 claimed that nostalgia was dead. Thom Latimer made his way out. EC3 said that if there was one good thing to come out of the NWA then it was Latimer. EC3 talked about Latimer having demons and claimed he would pull each one of those demons out before he leaves this place.

Beelzebub's Bedlam Match, Chris Adonis vs. Odinson

Miserably Faithful (Sal the Pal, Judais & Gaagz the Gymp) vs. The Ill Begotten (Jeremiah Plunkett, Alex Taylor & Danny Dealz) in a Beelzebub's Bedlam Match

No rules in this match, and the only way to win is via pinfall or submission. The match started with a brawl in the ring. Plunkett was sent face-first into a chair set up in the corner of the ring. A trash can was introduced into the action. Judais went for a powerbomb on Plunkett, but Dealz attempted to stop him. A large ladder was set up on the outside. Taylor took Judais out with a steel chair in the middle of the ring. Gaagz was twice slammed into a pile of steel chairs. Sal the Pal was slammed onto a number of chairs set up in the seated position. Plunkett landed a big DDT on Judais, but the latter kicked out of the pin attempt. From the top of the ladder, Sal the Pal sent Taylor crashing awkwardly onto the top rope. Madusa came out and blinded Dealz with some spray. Judais sent Dealz into the mat to win. 

Winners: Miserably Faithful (Sal the Pal, Judais & Gaagz the Gymp) via pinfall

- After the match, Alex Taylor walked out seemingly fine after his awkward spot from the ladder. 

Chris Adonis vs. Odinson

After an initial exchange, Adonis managed to ground Odinson and worked on his left arm. Adonis worked on Odinson in the corner of the ring. Odinson replied with an upper cut after leaping from the middle turnbuckle. Odinson targeted the back of Adonis, attempting to wear him down to take away his power. Adonis ultimately responded with a Samoan Drop, leaving both men down on the canvas. After going to-and-fro, Odinson picked up a spray can in the corner of the ring. Adonis locked Odinson in the Master Lock, but Odinson used the spray and the referee rang the bell. 

Winner: Chris Adonis via DQ

- After the match, Odinson hit Adonis with the spray can. 

- The NWA World Women's Tag Team Champions Pretty Empowered (Ella Envy and Kenzie Paige) are interviewed on the stage. Both appeared to show they weren't on the same page ahead of their title defense tomorrow night. 

NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Match

Homicide (c) vs. Kerry Morton w/ Ricky Morton for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship

Homicide showed a lot of respect for Morton in the opening stages of the match. Morton managed to take the champion down with a hip toss, and both men showed respect for one another by shaking hands. Morton took Homicide down with a dropkick that appeared to frustrate the veteran. Morton went for another handshake, but Homicide refused it this time. Morton continued to be one step ahead of the champion, but Homicide managed to eventually turn the tables. Homicide taunted Ricky Morton and repeatedly used dirty tactics on the challenger. On the outside, Homicide sent Morton's back into the ring post before slamming down on the hard floor. Homicide landed a cutter on Morton in the ring, but the challenger kicked out of the following pinfall attempt. Morton managed to land a big knee on Homicide, but the champion got his foot on the rope during the subsequent cover. After a questionable decision from the referee to continue the match following a low blow from Homicide, Morton ultimately tasted defeat following a cutter from the top rope.

Winner: STILL NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion, Homicide via pinfall

After the match, Morton pushed Homicide and the champion responded with a strike to the face. Homicide then immediately exited the ring. 

- "Wildfire" Tommy Rich is brought out to the ring. Rich said he was fired up to be here. Rich said that it was an honor and pleasure. 

- "Thrillbilly" Silas Mason and Pollo Del Mar were interviewed backstage by May Valentine. Mason faces Davey Richards for the MLW National Openweight Championship tomorrow. 

Matt Cardona vs. a hand-picked opponent by Cardona

- Cardona said the savior of the NWA is still here. Cardona said that he was back from injury ahead of schedule. Cardona said that he was no ordinary man, and he's back in under three months after surgery. Cardona noted that he saw everybody tweet about whom the hand-picked opponent was. Cardona said that it wasn't Nick Aldis or Bully Ray. He also explained he will not ruin the NWA World Heavyweight Title match tomorrow by choosing the champion, Trevor Murdoch. Cardona said that he has a NWA World Heavyweight Championship match in his back pocket thanks to Billy Corgan. Cardona brought out his opponent, Rolando Freeman. 

Matt Cardona vs. Rolando Freeman

Cardona started the match with a cheap shot to Freeman. Cardona went for a handshake, but Freeman slapped it away. Cardona attempted to make a mockery of Freeman. Cardona had total control of the match, but Freeman responded out of nowhere and even managed a pinfall attempt. It turned out to be a brief moment, as Cardona regained control and stomped Freeman in the corner of the ring. Cardona went for the pin, but repeatedly lifted Freeman's shoulders up at the last second. Freeman rolled Cardona up and picked up the unexpected win. 

Winner: Rolando Freeman via pinfall

After the match, Freeman celebrated wildly as Cardona looked distraught. 

- Backstage, Samantha Starr and Baby Doll were interviewed by May Valentine. Doll says Starr will be first one in and last one out in the gauntlet. Starr says everyone will be seeing stars. 

Burke Invitational Gauntlet

Max the Impaler vs. Angelina Love vs. Taryn Terrell vs. Natalia Markova vs. Missa Kate vs. Samantha Starr vs. KiLynn King vs. Tootie Lynn vs. Madi vs. Jennacide in a Burke Invitational Gauntlet for an NWA World Women's Championship match on Night Two

Pinfall, submission and over-the-top rope rules apply in this gauntlet match. Samantha Starr and KiLynn King began the match. Natalia Markova was the third entrant into the match. Markova made an immediate impact with an impressive series of moves. The fourth entrant was Missa Kate. No eliminations had yet occurred before Kate entered, but Kate ultimately became the first to be sent over the ropes. Madi was the fifth entrant into the match. Taryn Terrell entered the match as the sixth entrant, but did not immediately enter the ring. Max the Impaler was the seventh entrant. Madi eliminated herself after Max entered the ring. Max immediately took charge of the match. Tootie Lynn entered as the eighth entrant. Angelina Love was the ninth entrant. Lynn was eliminated during Love's entrance. Jennacide was the final entrant into the match. Love appeared to have got busted open during the bout. Max eliminated Love and Terrell as they were battling on the apron. Max forced Starr to tap out and eliminated her. After further eliminations, the match ultimately came down to Max and Markova. Max planted Markova into the canvas to win the match and earn a title shot tomorrow night.

Winner: Max the Impaler via pinfall

Aron Stevens was interviewed on the stage. Stevens said that he hates professional wrestling, but hates the professional wrestling fans more. Stevens said that he and Kratos were going to settle their issues tomorrow. 

NWA National Heavyweight Championship match, Bully Ray vs. Mike Knox Tables Match

Jax Dane (c) w/ Chris Silvio, Esq. vs. Cyon w/ Austin Idol for the NWA National Heavyweight Championship

Dane immediately went after Cyon while both were still wearing their entrance gear. Dane sent Cyon to the outside. The champion continued to control the match as the action returned to the ring. Dane appeared to threaten that he was going to leave the match, but Cyon brought him back to the ring. Anthony Mayweather entered the ring while the referee was occupied elsewhere and choke slammed the champion. A few moments later, Cyon applied a sleeper to Dane as he looked to force the champion to fall asleep. Dane tapped out, but the referee did not see it, as he was once again distracted. Cyon lifted Dane up and connected with a Death Valley Driver to win the match. 

Winner: NEW NWA National Heavyweight Champion, Cyon via pinfall

Bully Ray vs. Mike Knox in a Tables Match

Ray came out fired up and sent Knox to the outside. After a table was sent into the ring, Knox managed to turn the tables and took control of the match. Knox used Ray's chain as a weapon against him. Back on the outside, Ray delivered a vertical suplex to Knox. Ray sets up another table in the ring, but Knox smashes Ray with a steel chair. Ray managed to get revenge by nailing Knox with the chair, however, Knox replied with a big boot to the face. Ray was laying on the table in the corner. Knox went crashing through it after Ray moved out of the way. Ray then planted Knox through the second table to win the match. 

Winner: Bully Ray by putting Mike Knox through a table

Ricky Morton was interviewed on the stage. Morton was fired up and wanted a piece of Homicide. 

Vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship match, Tyrus and Trevor Murdoch face-to-face

Before the match, Doug Williams made his way out to the ring. Williams handed over his half of the tag team gold to the referee. 

Hawx Aerie (Luke & PJ Hawx) vs. La Rebelión (Bestia 666 & Mecha Wolf) w/ Damián 666 for the vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship

Luke Hawx and Bestia 666 started the match as the legal men. Bestia attempted to shoulder tackle Luke, but Luke didn't move. He tried it a second time and knocked Luke down. Wolf was tagged in. Luke then tagged in PJ. PJ managed to ground Wolf on the mat. PJ continued to work on Wolf. All four men ended up in the ring as both teams sought to gain an advantage, which Hawx Aerie ultimately got. Bestia and Wolf eventually turned it around and took control of the bout. PJ tagged back into the match and took out both members of La Rebelión. Bestia and Wolf once again turned it around to take control. Damián 666 sprayed mist in the eyes of Luke while the referee's back was turned. That moment allowed La Rebelión to secure the victory with a roll-up. 

Winners: NEW NWA World Tag Team Champions, La Rebelión via pinfall

After the match, Doug Williams shook the hands of the new champions. 

- NWA World Television Champion Tyrus made his way out to the ring with his entourage. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch entered next. Billy Corgan also joined. Tyrus told his entourage to leave the ring. Tyrus spoke first and said that he has been patient. Tyrus said there was only one thing left for him, and it was the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Murdoch spoke next and said the only gold Tyrus is getting is the chain already around his neck. Murdoch explained that he would beat Tyrus around the venue. Both came nose-to-nose and took off their jackets. Corgan got in the middle to prevent a brawl. Murdoch took his shirt off ready to fight, but Tyrus exited the ring and told the commentary table he was in the head of the champion. 

NWA World Women's Championship main event

Kamille (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie for the NWA World Women's Championship

A feeling out process began the match as both competitors sought to gain the upper hand. Valkyrie took Kamille down and went to work on the legs. Valkyrie then turned her attentions to the left arm. The challenger was in control before Kamille responded with a forearm. Valkyrie returned the favor. Kamille targeted the neck of Valkyrie with a submission in the center of the ring. Kamille had the advantage and began to wear Valkyrie down. Kamille eventually connected with a big boot. Moments later, Valkyrie turned the tide and sent the champion out of the ring. Back in the ring, Valkyrie kept Kamille grounded and hit a series of moves in the corner. Kamille managed to reply with a powerbomb. Kamille and Valkyrie exchanged blows in the middle of the ring. Kamille used her strength to drive Valkyrie into the mat. 

On the outside, Valkyrie sent Kamille face-first into the ring apron. Valkyrie attempted a pin as she sent the champion back into the ring. Valkyrie connected with a double stomp, but Kamille kicked out of the following cover. Kamille delivered a superplex from the top turnbuckle, but it wasn't enough to finish off the challenger. Kamille landed a Canadian Destroyer. However, Valkyrie was not done yet and got her shoulder up before the count of three. The referee accidentally got taken out. Valkyrie repeatedly stomped Kamille into the canvas. Valkyrie grabbed the championship and hit Kamille with it, but as the referee awoke and began to count for the pin, Kamille got her shoulder up at the last second. Kamille responded by connecting with a spear to win. 

Winner: STILL NWA World Women's Champion, Kamille via pinfall

The women's locker room came out to the ringside area and applauded. 

- That's all for NWA 74 Night One!