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NWA USA: AJ Cazana and Jordan Clearwater make a good headline NWA Television

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Ever since Tyrus cashed in the NWA Television title for a shot at the Ten Pounds of Gold, that left a vacancy. In the main event of NWA USA, AJ Cazana and Jordan Clearwater will face off to win the belt. Will it be The Legacy of The Country Gentleman who takes gold, or is it destined to be The Golden Boy from IdolMania Sports Entertainment?

We’ll find out as we head to Skyways Studio in Nashville, TN. Joe Galli, Tim Storm and Velvet Sky have the call as we head into a non-title match between…


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The Dirty Sexy Boys (JTG & Dirty Dango) vs La Rebelion (Bestia 666 & Mechawolf, featuring Damian 666)

Dango and ‘Wolf start screaming, but then The Dirty One picks up steam early on. The Dirty Sexy Boys are able to overtake Bestia once he enters, then JTG picks up the pace with a knee strike in a daredevil. As he climbs at the top of the top turnbuckle, Damian distracts JTG long enough for Bestia to throw him off the ropes. ‘Wolf and Damian put him to work on the outside, and as they send JTG’s body back to the ring, Bestia covers a near fall. From there, it’s all La Rebelión and JTG is a Sexy Boy in Peril. ‘Wolf throws shade at Dango, and JTG uses time to fight out of La Rebelion’s corner to crawl alongside him for the hot tag and it results in a Dango en Fuego. He sends ‘Wolf out of the ring and Bestia attempts a backslide but Dango reverses into a hawk arrow. He goes up top for a leg drop, but Damian hits the mist on both Dirty Sexy Boys to blindside them, and Bestia gets a muscle buster for the three count.

Your winners via Pinfall: The Rebelion

Skyways Studios are raining chants of “You Cheated!” while La Rebelion seems pleased with their efforts.


Earlier today, Galli held a closed-door interview with Tyrus. He notes that he elevated the NWA Television Title and asked about his thoughts on the tournament to crown a new Television Champion. Tyrus says it’s kind of a tough joy with Clearwater going for the belt, but notes that working with him, he learns from Tyrus’ mistakes and expects nothing but “golden expectations”. Galli dates back to NWA 74 when he lost the match to Trevor Murdoch, and notes that a member of his audience, Ming (or “Grampa” as Tyrus’ children call him) said something to Tyrus. He recounted that Ming said, “Sometimes you have to remember where you come from.” Tyrus says that nine out of ten times he can beat Trevor Murdoch, and that night he admits he had his one time. This time in Hard Times 3, he won’t breathe after he finishes.


May Valentine is backstage with Marshe Rockett and BLK Jeez. Rockett is thrilled with his partner in the NWA Television Title Tournament Finals, and says it’s “pure gold, all day.” Jeez says Tyrus will come out as the NWA World Champion and hold all ten pounds of gold.

Now let’s move on to a…


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Triple Threat Match: Roxy vs. Kenzie Paige vs. Ella Envy


This match is to decide who will be the leader of Pretty Empowered entering Hard Times 3. Again I say, “Show me what you got.”

Envy and Paige surround Roxy and tell her to lay down, and they just go full Mean Girl on Roxy. They both pin it, and they count to three and tell the ref to raise his hand, but he says it matters when he starts the game, and not before. From there, it’s just slapstick comedy, as Paige accidentally slaps Envy while trying to pick up Roxy, and it’s just Empowered Going Wild™ in the ring.

(Author’s note: Have you ever seen a girl fight so badly she looks like two raccoons fighting in a trash can fighting over that last stale bagel? Enough about Provo, UT.)

Fast forward here, Paige throws Envy out of the ring and makes Roxy lay down for the pin.

Your winner via Pinfall: Kenzie Paige

Your losers by confusion: everyone is watching (including me)

If nothing else, I use it for my friends when they don’t know why their daughters behave the way they do, just to prove it’s not their bad parenting skills.


Valentine is with NWA World Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch on his thoughts on the upcoming trio at Hard Times 3. Murdoch says it’s his job to take on the biggest and baddest in the game. NWA, and he’s aware he could lose his belt without being pinned. But Murdoch assures us that they can throw a whole army on him and that it won’t matter because he will still hold the ten pounds of gold, and promises Tyrus and Matt Cardona that they will go to war.

There is a clip of the match between Matt Taven and Trevor Murdoch from this latest NWA Powerrr but read it here if you missed it.

Kyle Davis at the NWA Control Center, and announces that since Chelsea Green earned a title shot from Angelina Love during this last Powerrr, she will face both Kamille and KiLynn King in a triple threat match for The Burke at Hard Times 3. Also, MLW Openweight Champion Davey Richards will return at the PPV to face Colby Corino. Finally, Velvet After Dark will be released as a PowerrrSurge episode.

Speaking of things that get weird, here’s…


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Gaagz the Gymp (with The Sinister Minister) vs. “The Ageless One” Caprice Coleman


Gymp acts really weird early in the game (and that’s saying a lot) trying to get inside Coleman’s head (think old school “Goldust” antics) but The Ageless One manages to get past and overpower him. A scoop slam to Gymp and Coleman hits the ropes but the minister grabs some boots to trip him up. As Coleman takes his eyes off the ball, it’s enough for Gymp to take advantage and Gymp-A-Mania™ goes wild. Coleman attempts a comeback with chops and another slam to the mat, then attempts a leg drop but misses the target. Gymp tries an elbow strike, then a leg kick, then a diving headbutt, but he sniffs it three times. Coleman whips him into the corner, and as he rushes at him, Gymp unzips the mask to stick out his tongue to distract him, but Coleman still manages to fight back and nail two-thirds of The Trinity. But Gymp takes a shortcut and uses the horn on his mask to poke Coleman in the eye and gets a Gymp Drop for the win.

Your winner via Pinfall: Gaagz The Gymp


Valentine with Billy Corgan, who announces that he changed the map of Hard Times 3 because he is fed up with the politics of Tyrus and Matt Cardona. So instead of the trio for the ten pounds of gold, he’ll give Rolando Freeman a title shot against Trevor Murdoch.

No, he’s kidding (and don’t tell me none of you had a collective heart attack earlier)!

But seriously, he’s selling the main event for the PPV as the biggest thing for the NWA to do, and he’s probably right. Although I’m curious how well Rolando Freeman will play in there.

But let’s head to the ring for the Main Event for the…


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NWA TV Title Tournament Finals: “The Legacy” AJ Cazana (with “Adorable” Anthony Andrews) vs. “The Golden Boy” Jordan Clearwater (with BLK Jeez)


Clearwater lashes out at Cazana, who looks at him in bewilderment. He then spits on Cazana, and he knocks him out just before the match starts, and Jeez tries to check on his man. Cazana is hot and wants another piece of the Golden Boy, but Jeez tries to block, and the referee rings the bell to declare a no-contest.

Fans and Cazana are angry at the decision, but then Kyle Davis takes the mic and announces that the match will continue for five more minutes, and I’m ready to do it again. As the bell rings, Cazana ruthlessly crosses a still dazed Clearwater. He has it carried by a fireman, but Clearwater gets out and pushes Cazana hard into the top turnbuckle, injuring Cazana’s shoulder. Now Clearwater is vicious in his attacks as he focuses on his bad shoulder, then he rlooks up and puts an elbow to Cazana’s face to cover a two count. Clearwater chokes him in the corner with the boot and covers for another two count. As Davis announces that there is one minute left in the match, the two men get away with it. Clearwater ends for his Midas Touch finisher, but Cazana reverses for a German suplex. They resume beating and then drop onto the mat, each man draping one arm over the other, but the bell rings and time expires. so officially it can be declared a…

No competition

Clearwater raises his hands in victory as if he’s won, but Cazana shouts, “It’s not over!” as the show goes to the credits.

Final Thoughts:

I’m not a big fan of no-contest finishes for the main event. But, for the NWA Television title, it fits the lineage and history of the belt, so it works for me. Also, Cazana and Clearwater have stepped up their respective games, and I’d like to see when their rematch takes place.

For now, see you next Saturday!