by: Phillip Barnard, Houston Pro Wrestling Examiner
NWA Houston was back in action this past Friday night at the Cypress VFW. As excited as everybody was for the show, it seemed like more questions got raised than answered.
There is a brand new NWA Lone Star Heavyweight Champion, and his name is “The Name That Entertains” Jasper Davis. An issue arose with former champion Jaykus Plisken, and NWA Houston management was left little choice but to move on and make some tough decisions. One of those decisions would set up a thrilling championship main event between Davis and Ken Carson.
Rudy Russo returned to action this past Friday night, as he picked up a big win over NWA Houston’s recent addition, “Wild Gun” Ayden Colt.
NWA Lone Star CEO Tony Brooklyn introduced the mysterious Angel Blue. Last month, she attacked Barbi Hayden and caused her to lose the NWA Lone Star Women’s Championship to Jen-Alise. When asked about her intentions, she pointed out that she was not there to help Jen-Alise. She made it clear that she hated Barbi Hayden and had two intentions at NWA Houston - take the title from Jen-Alise and catch the eye of Ken Carson.
Chaz Taylor and Hambone were victorious on Friday night, defeating Mr. B and “The Hebrew Phenom” David Stahr. Hambone was the target of most of the abuse during the match. At one point in the match, all four men were in the ring. Hambone got his hands on Mr. B and catapulted him into Chaz, who dropped him with a DDT for the win.
It was at this point that a huge announcement had to be made. Tony Brooklyn announced that due to outside circumstances, the NWA Lone Star Championship had been forfeited and management was forced to make a spur-of-the-moment call. Almost immediately, Ken Carson stormed to the ring. He reminded everybody that on September 30, he defeated Hambone, “One Man” Mike Dell, and Jasper Davis en route to becoming the #1 Contender. He then demanded that “his” NWA Lone Star Heavyweight Championship be handed to him, and grabbed the belt. This brought out Jasper Davis, who said he was promised a championship match by former champion Jaykus Plisken and he never received that match. After a moment to think, Tony Brooklyn made the call. It would be Ken Carson and Jasper Davis in the main event, with the winner being declared the brand new NWA Lone Star Heavyweight Champion.
“The Scottish Nightmare” Wallace Gordon made his way to the ring, for a match with Alex Reigns. This was a back and forth match Reigns seemingly had in control. Gordon resorted to grabbing brass knuckles, but that was quickly derailed by referee Scott ZenZen. As the referee grabbed the object and went to toss it from the ring, Gordon grabbed a bone while the referee was distracted, and blasted Reigns in the midsection and then in the head. It was academic from there, as Gordon simply made the cover and escaped with victory.
From there, fans were graced by the presence of “Mr. Showtime” Scot Summers and the Psycho Circus. Summers was still in search of Ken Carson, after ongoing issues stemming from Carson’s recent unprovoked attack on Jen-Alise. But keeping in focus of the evening, Summers noted that he and “One Man” Mike Dell had a big challenge ahead of them in the form of “Benchmark” Silky Baines and “The Texas Torture Machine” DJ King. He vowed that they would take the titles from them and also that Jen-Alise would successfully defend her gold against Angel Blue.
One of those predictions was a good one, as Jen-Alise did exactly that. She was able to put away Angel by hoisting her up on her shoulders and delivering a vicious slam to get the pin fall victory. Jen-Alise is still your NWA Lone Star Women’s Champion.
From there, it was time for Summers to back up the other end of his statement as he and Dell went to war with the NWA Lone Star Tag Team Champions. Ken Carson had heard every word that Summers had said, and hit the ring to get involved. Once again, he was responsible for an attack on Jen-Alise, even putting her in a sleeper hold. Dell attempted to make the save, but was clocked with a pair of brass knuckles for his efforts. Carson then threw Jen in the ring and joined Silky and DJ for an ugly beating of the Women’s Champion. The champions then turned their attention to Summers, and went for the final blow. They encased Summers’ hand in a steel chair, and then they used another chair to bring down upon his hand with a sickening sound. Earning the obvious disqualification, the champions decided to continue the onslaught. But referee Scott ZenZen sacrificed his own well-being and threw himself on top of Summers. NWA Lone Star CEO Tony Brooklyn hit the ring and had some news for Carson and the champions. On December 9, they would face Summers, Dell, and a partner of their choosing in a huge six-man tag team match. Summers will no doubt have a load of revenge on his mind, so don’t expect a clean wrestling clinic when this match happens.
After things had settled down, Tony Brooklyn interviewed Awesome Andy. The NWA Houston newcomer came out and admitted he had a ton of respect for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion, “The Modern Day Hero” Kevin Douglas, but he had one motive in NWA Houston. And that was to dethrone him and become the new champion.
It was time for the NWA Lone Star Heavyweight Championship match, as Ken Carson would face Jasper Davis to crown a new champion. The NWA Lone Star Tag Team Champions accompanied Carson to the ring. However Tony Brooklyn informed the champions he was sickened by what he had seen earlier with their assault on Scot Summers, and then promptly ejected them back to the locker room. After a confrontation, he informed them that they could either return to the locker room or he would strip them of their titles. That would leave a solid one-on-one confrontation between Carson and Davis. Black Diamond came out to watch the match, much to the dismay of Carson. Still believing the man under the mask is his former tag team partner Joey Diamond, Carson would yell at him throughout the match. But it would be Jasper Davis that would emerge victorious, as he dropped Carson with his signature fireman’s carry slam and was crowned the brand new NWA Lone Star Heavyweight Champion.
And with that, fans were ready for the main event. “The Modern Day Hero” Kevin Douglas was set to defend the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship against Awesome Andy. This proved to be a spectacular match between two very gifted athletes. But in the end, Andy would fall victim to what Douglas calls “The Kevinator,” a modified reverse Russian leg sweep.
After a fantastic night of action, Tony Brooklyn then informed fans what was in store for their next event on December 9. At their annual “Christmas Carnage” event, two high profile matches were announced. The aforementioned six-man tag would take place, along with the annual Christmas Rumble. This would be a company-wide battle royal, where the winner would receive a rather generous Christmas present - a $10,000 Certificate of Deposit (CD) from TranStar Federal Credit Union (a major sponsor to NWA Houston events). The big news was that the winner of the Christmas Rumble had the option of keeping that prize, or cashing it in for a NWA Lone Star Championship match of their choosing. A lot could be on the line for the winner of the Rumble.