El Gran Apollo is dual champion no more.

December 27th, 2008 marked the date where “El Gran” Apollo made his presence felt in the NWA. Apollo shocked the state of Maine by defeating Danny “Terry” Inferno. Apollo who’s previous NWA appearances were limited to TNA captured the NWA On Fire Championship. Apollo would later debut for NWA Pro Wrestling, by appearing on the NWA Showcase. It would be the NWA Pro Wrestling event Striking Gold in conjunction with NWA Southwest, where Apollo would defeat the son of the Million Dollar Man, Mike DiBiase for the North American Championship. Apollo would defend his On Fire Heavyweight Championship throughout Maine and New Jersey. Apollo would also defend his North American championship in New Jeresy and in Arizona.

A huge announcement was made on the NWA On Fire website that Lance Cade had issued a challenge to 6’4″ Lion. As hyped on this blog, Cade said he would hunt down the North American Champion and take his title. However apparently there was a death in the Cade family and Cade didn’t make the event.

Ever the opportunist, “the Golden Boy” Billy Robinson stepped up to take on Apollo. Robinson determined to win the NWA On Fire championship was able to steal a victory with his foot on the ropes. An eranged Apollo thrashed the referee after the bout.

One must consider with Apollo’s schedule with NWA On Fire and the recent defenses in New Jersey and Arizona have started to wear on the champion. One could also assume that Apollo still has a bulleyes on his chest from Lance Cade. Cade still wants that belt. Those two will meet up soon. And Apollo could go from being a Dual Champ, to no champ.

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