Apparently “The Nature Boy” Paul Lee was a red herring. Bruce Tharpe had a surprise waiting for the now former NWA National Champion during Destination Tharpe at NWA New South.
Wayne did in fact face Paul Lee and was successful in his title defense. However a taped response from Tharpe simply announced Wayne’s second challenge for the night.
“For those of you who were distracted by Nature Boy Paul Lee – that was the whole idea. It was a diversion. The plan worked perfectly and NO ONE saw it coming – especially Damien [Wayne]. Remember New Jersey? Congratulations to the new NWA National Heavyweight Champion – TOKYO MONSTER KAHAGAS!”
More as it develops.