Three New Champions Crowned at NWA Houston Parade of Champions Paul Boesch tribute event!
NWA Official Press Release Three New Champions Crowned at NWA Houston's Parade of Champions Paul Boesch Tribute Event April 22, 2013
Three significant title changes occurred on Saturday night April 20 in Houston, Texas at the NWA Houston Parade of Champions Paul Boesch tribute event.
The "Killer Elite Squad" Lance Hoyt/Archer and Davey Boy Smith Jr. captured the NWA World Tag Team Titles from the "Kingz of the Underground" Scot Summers and Ryan Genesis. This match was sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance and New Japan Pro Wrestling as a double title match. New Japan Pro Wrestling's IWGP Tag Team Titles were also up for grabs in this contest. Hoyt/Archer and Smith doubled up on Summers with a "Killer Bomb" to pick up the victory.
By virtue of a sunset flip/pin combination, the "Tokyo Monster" Kahagas defeated "Addictive and Expensive" Byron Wilcott to become the new NWA North American Heavyweight Champion. Kahagas is also a former NWA World Heavyweight Champion and National Heavyweight Champion.
Ray Rowe defeated "One Man" Mike Dell to become the new NWA Lone Star Jr. Heavyweight Champion. Rowe's devastating "Death Rowe" finishing move allowed him to secure the victory. In March, Rowe, a former heavyweight, made the decision to cut weight and enter the Jr. heavyweight division with his sights set on Dell and the NWA Lone Star Jr. Heavyweight Title. Rowe's commitment paid off as he officially qualified for the match the day prior by weighing in at 219 pounds.
In other action, NWA World Heavyweight Champion "Ironman" Rob Conway used his patented "Ego Trip" to successfully defend his title against the former "Masterpiece", Chris Adonis. Conway used the same maneuver on March 16 in San Antonio Texas when he defeated Kahagas to become champion. When the match was over, NWA President Bruce Tharpe awarded Conway with a brand new NWA Domed Globe World Title belt.
NWA Lone Star Heavyweight Champion "Vanilla Godzilla" Jax Dane successfully defended his title against the "Canadian Lion" Lance Erikson. Dane used a power slam to pick up the pin. Erikson entered this match ranked #2 in the NWA heavyweight division.
"The Xperience" Damien Wayne defeated Carson to retain the NWA National Heavyweight Title. Carson, a former NWA North American Heavyweight Champion, seemingly had the match in hand until he was distracted by former tag team partner "Modern Day Hero" Kevin Douglas. The distraction gave Wayne a chance to recover. When Carson turned to face his opponent, Wayne was able to administer a pile driver and pick up the victory.
The team of Jasper Davis and Dave Duperon defeated Jack Jameson and Rudy Russo in the opening match of the evening.
New NWA World Heavyweight Champion Crowned: "Ironman" Rob Conway
NWA Official Press Release New NWA World Heavyweight Champion Crowned in San Antonio March 17, 2013
On March 16 at the Woodlawn Gym in San Antonio Texas, "Ironman" Rob Conway pinned Tokyo Monster Kahagas to become the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion. This match took place at "The Monster's Ball" which was presented by NWA Branded Outlaw Wrestling. Conway's victory marks the first time in history that the most storied and recognized title in all of professional wrestling has changed hands in San Antonio.
Earlier in the evening, Conway, the acting General Manager of NWA BOW, had awarded the title match to NWA BOW and NWA Lone Star Heavyweight Champion "Vanilla Godzilla" Jax Dane. Dane was later assaulted by the NWA World Tag Team Champions "The Kingz of the Underground" Scot Summers and Ryan Genesis, along with Ricky Starks, A.J. Summers and Dick Dallas. Dane had to be taken to the hospital for medical attention after suffering a vicious beating which included several chair shots to the ankle. Before leaving the building, Dane pleaded with Conway to take his place in the title match against Kahagas. Conway accepted Dane's offer and NWA President Bruce Tharpe sanctioned the match. A visibly injured Dane, only able to get around on one leg, returned from the hospital in time to witness Conway's victory. An emotional Conway recognized Dane as a "fine wrestler", "a hell of a man" and his "best friend" during an in ring victory celebration. Conway also paid tribute to his late father who passed away six months prior. "I want to dedicate this to my dad. I love you, I miss you...this is for you...champion of the world!"
Paul Boesch Tribute Event: "Parade of Champions" scheduled for April 20, 2013!!!
What: NWA Houston and Walker Texas Lawyer present: "Parade of Champions" A tribute to Paul Boesch
When: Saturday, April 20, 2013
Bell Time: 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm, 6pm VIP entrance for meet and greet session with NWA stars
Where: Houston Athletic Fencing Center, 4997 West Belfort, Houston, TX
$20 (only 80 VIP tickets were made available. Those who purchase VIP
tickets will be guaranteed a front row seat and admission to a
6pm-6:30pm meet and greet with the wrestlers. You will also get a
limited edition lanyard. (Less than 40 VIP tickets remain) General Admission Adult: $15 General Admission Child (12 years or under): $10
New Japan Pro Wrestling, IWGP Tag
Team Champions the "Killer Elite Squad" Lance Hoyt and Davey Boy Smith
Jr will challenge NWA World Tag Team Champions "The Kingz of the
Underground" Scot Summers and Ryan Genesis for the titles.
Former WWE superstars collide when "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters faces NWA World Heavyweight Champion "Ironman" Rob Conway!
NWA North American Heavyweight champion Carson will challenge "The
Xperience" Damien Wayne for Wayne's NWA National Heavyweight title.
Former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Tokyo Monster Kahagas is scheduled to meet current NWA North American Heavyweight Champion "Addictive and Expensive" Byron Wilcott.
Lone Star Heavyweight Champion "Vanilla Godzilla" Jax Dane will defend
his title against "The Canadian Lion" Lance Erikson (currently ranked #3
in the NWA)
Tag Team Action: Rudy Russo and Jack Jameson will face "The Name That Entertains" Jasper Davis and David "Super" Duperon.
Also scheduled to appear:
NWA Lone Star Jr. Heavyweight Champion "One Man" Mike Dell will defend his title against an opponent to be named.
"Ironman" Rob Conway debuts at NWA Houston on February 8 at "Love Hurts"!!!
Former WWE superstar "Ironman" Rob Conway will make his debut at NWA Houston's "Love Hurts" event on February 8, 2013.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky and raised in New Albany, Indiana, Rob Conway started out his career as an amateur bodybuilder. After high school Rob competed in various Kentucky NPC competitions and won a number of them including first place in the NPC Kentucky Derby Classic Teen and first place in the Men’s light heavyweight division in the Western Kentucky championships at age 19. Rob was a stand out high school basketball player at New Albany High and was accepted at Graceland University in New Albany on a basketball scholarship were he studied Business Administration. For a short time he worked selling fitness equipment and also as a personal trainer.
When Rob was a freshman in college he happened to catch professional wrestling on television and thought with his size – that was something he could do easily.
After some investigating on various wrestling schools, Rob decided to enroll in Nightmare Danny Davis' School of professional wrestling. He started his training with The Nightmare Danny Davis, a long-time wrestler who ran Ohio Valley Wrestling.
He wrestled with Nick Dinsmore for Music City Wrestling (MCW) under the names Limited Edition and Lords of the Ring for the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) federation. Rob, along with Dinsmore, went on to win the OVW tag team titles on 10 different occasions and captured the MCW North American Tag Team titles once. In April, 1999, Rob defeated Dinsmore to win the OVW Heavyweight Championship title, thus beginning a long feud with Dinsmore, but also a long on-and-off reign as the OVW Heavyweight Champion.
In 2000, Rob signed a developmental contract with the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment – WWE) and got his break in 2003 when he joined Sylvain Grenier and Rene Dupree as part of La Resistance. Rob remained as part of this tag team for 2 years and became a 3-time World Tag Team Champion. He finally gained solo fame as “The Con-Man” Rob Conway. He continued to wrestle for various WWE shows including Raw, Smackdown, and Sunday Night Heat until 2007.
A big draw on the independent wrestling circuit, Rob is currently wrestling for the NWA as “THE IRONMAN” Rob Conway. Standing at 6 feet and 215 pounds of solid muscle, Rob maintains a strict regiment in the gym mixing weightlifting and cardio workouts six days a week. In his spare time when Rob isn’t playing Texas Hold’Em or basketball, he can be found catching up on various sports by watching Sports Center. He currently resides in New Albany, Indiana where he plans to one day run for political office.
Conway will face Ricky Starks in his NWA Houston debut match. Click here to purchase discounted advance tickets!
NWA Houston Super Show on April 20, 2013 and 2013 Monthly Schedule Changes
NWA Houston has scheduled a "super show" on April 20 at the Houston Athletic Fencing Center. This event will showcase NWA champions and talent from around the country. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Tokyo Monster Kahagas, NWA World Tag Team Champions "The Kingz of the Underground" (Scot Summers and Ryan Genesis), NWA North American Heavyweight Champion Byron Wilcott, NWA National Champion Damien Wayne and NWA World Women's Champion Kacee Carlisle have already been confirmed to appear.
Additionally, the NWA Houston monthly calendar has changed. For the past 2 years we have presented the best in live professional wrestling on the 2nd Friday of every month at VFW Post 8905 in Cypress, Texas. Beginning in March, we will begin running on the 3rd Friday of every month (with the exception of April, see schedule below for details). Our regular monthly events will continue to take place at VFW Post 8905 in Cypress (with the exception of the April 20 event at the Houston Athletic Fencing Center).
Please see below for our full 2013 schedule.
All below events will take place at the following venue unless otherwise noted below.
(on the north side of Highway 290 between the Huffmeister and Telge exits)
February 8, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
March 15, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
April 20, 2013 (Saturday) ***SUPER SHOW*** @ Houston Athletic Fencing Center, 4997 West Belfort, Houston, TX
April 26, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
May 17, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
June 21, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
July 19, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
August 16, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
September 20, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
October 18, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
November 15, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
December 20, 2013 (Friday) bell time is 7:30pm
New NWA Heavyweight Champion Crowned
On November 2 at NWA DAWG in Clayton New Jersey, Tokyo Monster Kahagas pinned Damien Wayne to become the new NWA™ World Heavyweight Champion.
Kahagas was a last minute entrant in to a scheduled eight man elimination match that advertised Chance Prophet, Jason "The Gift" Kincaid, Lance Erikson, Anthony Nese, "Greek God" Papadon, "Phat Daddy" Biggie Biggs, Lance Anoa'i and Wayne. With only Wayne and Prophet remaining in the ring, Kahagas' manager Dontay Brown emerged with the reigning NWA™ National Heavyweight Champion. Brown was on the phone with NWA President R. Bruce Tharpe. Brown informed NWA™ Head Official Fred Richards that Tharpe had approved Kahagas' entry in to the match. Richards confirmed Brown's claim by speaking directly with Tharpe and allowed Kahagas' participation. Wayne then surprised Prophet with a quick pile driver and secured a three count. Shortly thereafter, Kahagas finished off Wayne with a "TMD" (Tokyo Monster Driver).
NWA Official Release 8/30/12
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Houston, TX . . . International Wrestling Corp, LLC, a Texas corporation with headquarters in Houston, has acquired exclusive ownership of the National Wrestling Alliance™ brand (“NWA™”).
Corporate Officers of International Wrestling Corp, LLC are:
R. Bruce Tharpe, Esq. – President and Chief Executive Officer.
Fred Rubenstein – Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Chris Ronquillo – Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
The National Wrestling Alliance™ is the oldest and largest sanctioning body in professional wrestling. NWA™ branded events have been and continue to be promoted around the world since 1948.
Former NWA™ World Heavyweight Champions include:
Lou Thesz, Harley Race, Shinya Hashimoto, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Dan Severn, Jeff Jarrett, Gene Kiniski, Terry Funk, Pat O’Connor, “Whipper” Billy Watson, Sting, Masahiro Chono, Ron Killings, The Sheik, Ricky Steamboat, Tatsumi Fujinami, The Great Muta, Orville Brown, Buddy Rogers, Barry Windham, Ron Garvin, Gary Steele.
The current NWA™ World Heavyweight Champion is Adam Pearce.
The current NWA™ World’s Women’s Champion is Tasha Simone.
"Modern Day Hero", a Fighting Champion
"Modern Day Hero" Kevin Douglas is indeed a fighting champion. On May 26th and 27th Douglas defended his NWA World Jr. Heavyweight title three times at Comicpalooza in Houston.
On Saturday May 26 Douglas defeated former NWA Lone Star Jr. Heavyweight Champion David Duperon. On Sunday morning May 27 the champ fended off the challenge of "The Maverick" Jared Wayne. Later that afternoon, Kevin defeated Hector Montoya in his third successful title defense in a span of just over 24 hours.
As seen above, the "Modern Day Hero" caught up with a few contemporaries and celebrated his successful weekend.
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