Back to the Old School II 8/10/12
by: Phillip Baranrd, Houston Pro Wrestling Examiner
On Friday night, NWA Houston rolled out the TV cameras for the first time and brought their live brand of wrestling action back to the Cypress VFW as they presented "Back to the Old School 2."
The first match of the night saw Byron Wilcott taking on crowd favorite Mysterious Q. Wilcott didn't exactly get any favors with the female fans at ringside, with some of his pre-match comments. But the comments would make no difference, as Wilcott picked up a big win. Never mind the fact that Wilcott had handful of tights during the pin. The victor proving he will do whatever it takes to get the win.
After getting banned from NWA Houston two months ago for vicious assaults on Barrett Brown and the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Kevin Douglas, it was revealed that Darin Childs had gone behind the back of NWA Lone Star CEO Tony Brooklyn and had the NWA Board of Directors lift the ban. The stipulation on this being that if he could defeat Barrett Brown, he would receive a shot at the NWA World Junior Heavyweight title. But if he lost, he would be gone from NWA Houston for good.
Brown missed a golden opportunity late in the match, after hitting a senton bomb from the top rope onto Childs. It was only good for a two count, which Brown immediately started arguing with referee Scott ZenZen. This gave Childs a chance to sneak up and score with a brain buster suplex. He followed that with a spinning death driver slam for the win. With the victory, it appears as Childs has plans on sticking around as he now has a future shot at the NWA Junior Heavyweight Championship.
The next match came about because of Joey Diamond's refereeing performance last month. In a match between Jasper Davis and Carson, Diamond was almost expected to be biased against his former partner Carson. Diamond tried everything in his power to keep Jasper from winning the match. The end result was Diamond and Davis facing off this past Friday night.
As Davis was making his way to the ring, he was immediately attacked by Diamond. But his early attempts to gain an advantage were thwarted, as Jasper made very quick work of Diamond. In a surprisingly quick match, Davis scored with a spine buster and then a death valley driver for the victory.
The third match of the evening featured newcomer Ricky Starks facing Jack Jameson. Starks came out and said he was the only man in Texas that was being seen in two places at once. Of course he was in the ring in Cypress, but he was also being seen on WWE "Friday Night Smack Down." After exchanging a few words with some ringside fans, Jameson came out to face him. The match barely got started when Jameson landed a signature heart punch and pinned Starks for a very quick victory.
The NWA Lone Star Tag Team Titles were on the line in Cypress, as the Path of Resistance (Dane & Rowe) defended the gold against Austin Rhodes and Brent McKenzie. Rhodes former tag partner Chaz Taylor made an appearance during the match and returned a favor from last month. The two tagged last month against the champions, but Rhodes left Chaz to get mauled by Dane and Row, costing him the belts.
After McKenzie found himself face down on the floor, Chaz rushed to the ring and it appeared as though he would take McKenzie's place in the match. But as Rhodes went for the tag, Chaz hopped off the apron in the same fashion Rhodes did last month. Chaz watched as Rowe viciously laid out Rhodes, and made the pin. He and Dane successfully retained the titles.
The night wouldn't be complete unless the ladies took the stage, as Rachel Summerlyn defended the NWA Lone Star Women's Championship against the debuting Miss Maulie. The challenger had control throughout most of the opening portion of the match, and kept Summerlyn grounded in the middle of the ring. But a backslide pin attempt went wrong, as Summerlyn was able to roll through and drop Maulie face-first on the mat for the win. Summerlyn retains her NWA Lone Star Women's Championship.
Up next it was time for a special 6-person tag team match, as the team known as Arrogance, Beauty and Charisma (Carson, Barbi Hayden, and Mike Dell) would face The Psycho Circus (Ryan Genesis, Jen-Alise, and the NWA Texas Heavyweight Champion Scot Summers). This match had ultimate bragging rights on the line, as both sides have been at each other's throat for most of the last year.
The ABC's knew that if they could keep Summers out of the ring, they would stand a better chance with a 2-on-1 situation. But that wouldn't do a lot of good, as Summers did get into the match and put his sights on Carson. But it would be the interference of Byron Wilcott that made the difference. Wilcott raced to the ring and had confrontation with Summers, allowing Dell to capitalize and hit a brain buster suplex for the win.
The main event had several interests, as NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion "The Modern Day Hero" Kevin Douglas was set to defend his gold against NWA Lone Star Junior Heavyweight Champion David Duperon. The challenger has been on a tear as of late, causing damage to a number of NWA Houston stars.
He didn't make things easy on Douglas, as he gave him everything he had in an attempt to add NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion to his resume. But it was actually Darin Childs that would make a difference. He walked through the crowd and immediately went over to where the NWA World Junior Heavyweight title was being kept. This was an immediate distraction to Douglas, who turned his attention to Childs.
The anarchist caused enough of a distraction that Duperon was actually able score the ultimate upset pin fall on Douglas. The crowd looked on in disgust and disbelief, as Duperon was announced as the brand new NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion. But NWA Chief Official Fred Richards was in the building and saw everything that had just transpired. He not only overturned the decision, but announced that Douglas was STILL the champion.
That would indicate that the Modern Day hero will get his chance for retribution on Childs sometime soon, now that he has retained the title and Childs is first in line for an opportunity.
And that will lead us to September 14, when NWA Houston returns to the Cypress VFW for another live event. Details about that event will be released as it gets closer. For more information, feel free to check out the NWA Houston website (www.nwahouston.com
) as well as their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nwahouston