The National Wrestling Alliance crowned three new champions at Friday's Hard Times pay-per-view from the Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) Studios in Atlanta, GA.
James Storm and Eli Drake defeated the legendary Rock 'N' Roll Express to capture the NWA World Tag Team Titles, to begin their first reign together. Counting his reigns back during the NWA TNA days, Storm is now an eight-time NWA World Tag Team Champion. Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson began their run with the titles back on the December 3 episode of NWA Power, by defeating The Wild Cards.
A new NWA World Women's Champion was also crowned as Thunder Rosa defeated Allysin Kay. This is Rosa's first run with the title. Kay won the vacant strap back on April 29 by defeating Santana Garrett at the 2019 Crockett Cup event.
The main event of Hard Times saw Ricky Starks defeat Trevor Murdoch to become the new NWA Television Champion in the finals of a tournament. Starks also defeated Matt Cross and Tim Storm in the one-night tournament, while Murdoch defeated Question Mark and Dan Maff to make it to the finals. NWA announced back in mid-December that the TV Title would be re-introduced.
Below are a few shots from Friday's title changes at Hard Times:
New lineage starts with Absolute Ricky Starks pic.twitter.com/Ddk0fSRJ5t— Ricky Starks (@starkmanjones) January 25, 2020