This weekend reminds me of one of the biggest event of Thanksgiving’s past, Starrcade. Officially Starrcade ended its annual tradition of running in November, this Saturday November 26th 24 years ago. Ron Garvin would lose the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship to future Hall of Famer “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair from the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago Illinois. That would be Flair’s 6th reign and he would go on to hold the title a record setting 10 times and become a wrestling legend. Garvin would go on to the WWF, have a brief feud with Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and retire into wrestling obscurity. That would also be the night when the UWF Television Title would be unified with the NWA Television Title. We’d also see a Scaffold Match between two future Hall of Fame Tag Team Wrestlers in the Midnight Express and the Rock N’ Roll Express. Hope you plan to continue your wrestling tradition by going out and catching the NWA Live!
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NWA North American Champion “The Temptation” Shaun Tempers will be defending the North American Championship against Billy Buck for NWA Anarchy. Billy Buck has a victory over Tempers when the two faced off back in October, Tempers walked out on the match and was counted out.
We’re still one month away from the Ring Warriors event where they’ll be crowning a newly created title call the Ring Warrior Grand Championship. My odds on favorite has to be the “Moose” Steve Madison. He’s held the NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship in two different eras. On that night the war of words between Kahagas the “Tokyo Monster” and NWA National Champion Chance Prophet come to a heed… not sure if a ring will be able to contain the intensity. And Dark City Fight Club better be ready for DX? Could the world tag team champions “break it down” on the degenerates? December 14th is going to be an exciting night of wrestling.
Speaking of new champions, congratulations to frequent Talk NWA guest and rising star in the National Wrestling Alliance, Nick Madrid for winning his first championship by defeating AJR at Survival Games IV.
This week the Talk NWA podcast will be joined by The Manimal. Be sure to tune in Saturday November 26th at 1:30PM Eastern, 10:30AM Pacific. You can listen live by clicking here.
Rasche Brown has made a couple of announcements recently. Brown informally declared he was finished with the Urban Wrestling Federation. He was the companies Heavyweight Champion. On the spurs of that announcement, he also has informally challenged Adam Pearce to a Worlds Heavyweight Title shot, get in line Skull Krusher. Pearce has got to go through Vance Nevada, Shaun Ricker, and even Silas Young before you get your shot. But has Pearce ever faced anyone bigger or stronger than Rasche?
Speaking of Pearce’s showdown with Shaun Ricker, I will be live in attendance for this huge match. Shaun Ricker is a bonafide Top Ten Contender to the Legendary 10lbs. of Gold. Pearce’s “One Last Ride Tour” returns to Hollywood, but will “Scrap Iron” leave as World Champion?
I’d like to welcome Full Throttle Action to the NWA. NWA-FTA will be representing Oklahoma for the National Wrestling Alliance. I’m not sure of their official standing, be it affiliate, associate, or full fledge member—honestly, I don’t care. I’m glad to see such a great wrestling state being representing the National Wrestling Alliance. Since the departure of NWA members in the midwest and southwest we are seeing the cream rise to the top and new faces in Oklahoma, Louisiana, I bet there is more to come.
I’d like to take a brief moment to remember Bison Smith. I didn’t know the man personally, but I was very sad to hear of his passing. Smith was probably known mostly by his work in NOAH and in Ring of Honor. Smith did a lot of his training in Northern California with Pro Wrestling Iron. Smith also spent some time in UPW in Southern California. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
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About Jay CalJay Cal has been a fan of pro wrestling since the age of five and has been writing about wrestling since 2003. Jay has been published by PWInsider.com, Rudo Can't Fail, and was the former Editor in Chief of SoCalUNCENSORED.com. Jay Cal also co host the "popular" podcast The Alliance Guys on BlogTalkRadio.com
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