NWA: New Beginnings – March 14th, Charlotte – NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship Match – Champion Blue Demon Jr. vs Phill Shatter vs Adam Pearce
On Sunday, March 14th at the University Hilton in Charlotte at NWA: New Beginnings, the “Legendary 10 Pounds of Gold” will be on the line as Blue Demon Jr. defends the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in a triple threat elimination match against “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce and “The Universal Soldier” Phill Shatter. All three competitors bring a different element to this match, which has become one of the most talked about NWA World title matches in recent memory.
The lineage of Blue Demon Jr starts with his father, the original Blue Demon. Widely considered to be one of the greatest Mexican wrestlers of his time, Blue Demon set a standard that is carried on to this day by the current NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Blue Demon Jr. Winning the Championship in October of 2008, Blue Demon Jr. became the first masked wrestler and first Mexican wrestler to hold the legendary belt and has also become the longest reigning champion of this century. His connection to history and tradition exemplify much of what the National Wrestling Alliance represents.
In October 2008, Blue Demon Jr. won the Championship from the then Champion, “Scrap Iron” Adam Pearce. In a match in Mexico City, Demon trapped Pearce in a single leg Boston Crab and Pearce, succumbing to the pain, passed out, giving Demon the win and the Belt. However, at the time that he passed out, Pearce’s right arm was clearly underneath the bottom rope which, in Pearce’s mind, nullified the victory for Demon. For the past year and a half, Pearce has loudly proclaimed that he is the true World Heavyweight Champion and that Blue Demon has never given him his rematch. This Sunday Pearce will get his shot at Blue Demon and his retribution.
The current NWA National Champion, “The Universal Soldier” Phill Shatter represents the new breed of competitor in the National Wrestling Alliance. A former Marine from Hickory, NC, Shatter grew up dreaming of becoming a World Champion. A multiple time champion in NWA Anarchy, Shatter has traveled all over the country making a name for himself and has held the NWA National Championship for over a year, winning the title last January from Crusher Hanson. Last month in Charlotte, Shatter earned his shot at the Championship by defeating Adam Pearce and solidifying his claim to the number 1 contender position. However, Pearce has worked his way into the match, making it a three way elimination match for the belt. While competitors like Shatter are, undoubtably, the future of the National Wrestling Alliance, can Phill Shatter get by the two men that stand in his way to realizing his dream?
Tradition – Retribution – New Blood
Sunday, March 14th at the University Hilton in Charlotte, they will all come together in a clash for the ages with the richest prize in the sport of professional wrestling on the line. Three men will come into this match, but only one will have his hand raised in victory. Only one will leave with the Legendary 10 Pounds of Gold. Only one will earn the right to be called the NWA World Heavyweight Champion.