NWA Anniversary Show

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The NWA Anniversary Show was a professional wrestling promotional event held from 1998 until 2008, celebrating the anniversary of the 1948 founding of the National Wrestling Alliance. The event began with the 50th anniversary show in 1998, and was held annually until 2008, with the exception of 2006 and 2007.

Results

1998

NWA 50th Anniversary Show
Information
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
Date October 24, 1998
Attendance 500
Venue Hilton Hotel
City Cherry Hill, New Jersey

The NWA 50th Anniversary Show took place on October 24, 1998 at the Hilton Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.[1]

1999

NWA 51st Anniversary Show:
Battle of the Belts 1999
Information
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
Date September 25, 1999
Attendance 700
Venue Grady Cole Center
City Charlotte, North Carolina

The NWA 51st Anniversary Show, subtitled "Battle of the Belts 1999", took place on September 25, 1999 at the Grady Cole Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.[2]

  • Triple xXx (Drake Dawson and Curtis Thompson) defeated The Sex Pistols (Shane Austin and David Young).
  • Team Extreme (Kit Carson and Khris Germany) defeated Gene Austin and Tommy Starr.
    • Team Extreme advances to an NWA World Tag Team Championship #1 Contender's match later in the show.
  • The Canadian Cartel (Crusher Carlsen and Michelle Starr) fought The Rage (Quinn Magnum and Samu) to a no-contest.
    • Neither team advances to the NWA World Tag Team Championship #1 Contender's match.
  • EZ Ryder defeated Sebastian P. Sterling to win the Queen's Cup.
  • Team Extreme (Kit Carson and Khris Germany) defeated Triple xXx (Drake Dawson and Curtis Thompson).
    • Team Extreme advance to the main event match, for the NWA World Tag Team Championship.
  • Gary Steele defeated Brian Anthony and Naoya Ogawa (c) in a Three-Way Dance to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
    • Ogawa defeated Anthony.
    • Steele defeated Ogawa.
  • Abdullah the Butcher fought Don Brodie to a no-contest.
  • Twiggy Ramirez won an 11-man battle royal to earn an NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship match.
  • Logan Caine defeated Twiggy Ramirez to retain the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.
  • Ron Garvin defeated Stan Lane.
  • Team Extreme (Kit Carson and Khris Germany) defeated The Brotherhood (Dukes Dalton and Knuckles Nelson) to win the NWA World Tag Team Championship.

2000

NWA 52nd Anniversary Show:
Battle of the Belts 2000 /
Showcase of the Stars
Information
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
Date October 14 and 15 2000
Attendance 500 (night one)
200 (night two)
Venue Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena
City Nashville, Tennessee

The NWA 52nd Anniversary Show, took place over two events, subtitled "Battle of the Belts 2000" and "Showcase of the Stars", on October 14 and 15 2000 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.[3][4]

Night one

Night two

  • Blade Boudreaux defeated Bulldog Raines to win the NWA Mid-South Heavyweight Championship.
  • Johnny Moss defeated Jon Ryan.
  • Magic defeated Biggie Biggs, Eric Kreed and Zieg in a Fatal Four-Way match to retain the NWA New York Heavyweight Championship.
  • N8 Mattson defeated Ricco Rodriguez to win the NWA Great Lakes Junior Heavyweight Championship.
  • Mr. Attitude and Bobby Inbred defeated Johnny Hard and Viper.
  • Mr. Mayhem defeated Necro Butcher in a Hardcore match.
  • The Maniacal Crew (Brother Love and Joey Venture) defeated The New Texas Outlaws (Ricky Murdock and Austin Rhodes) to win the NWA Southern Tag Team Championship.
  • Dave Mysterio and X-Factor defeated Touch of Reality (Jim the Messenger and Bob Steele).
  • Jimmy Angel and Paul Atlas defeated Brandon K and Big Poppa Gator to win the NWA East Tag Team Championship.
    • Brandon K substituted for J.B. Destiny, who was unable to appear due to travel problems.
  • Jason Rumble defeated Beau Douglas to win the NWA New England Heavyweight Championship.

2001

NWA 53rd Anniversary Show:
Battle of the Belts 2001
Information
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
Date October 13, 2001
Attendance 400
Venue WrestlePlex
City St. Petersburg, Florida

The NWA 53rd Anniversary Show, subtitled "Battle of the Belts 2001", took place on October 13, 2001 at the WrestlePlex in St. Petersburg, Florida.[5]

2002

NWA 54th Anniversary Show:
Battle of the Belts 2002
Information
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
Date October 26, 2002
Venue Memorial Coliseum
City Corpus Christi, Texas

The NWA 54th Anniversary Show, subtitled "Battle of the Belts 2002", took place on October 26, 2002 at the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, Texas.[6]

2003

NWA 55th Anniversary Show
Information
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
Date October 10 and 11 2003
Attendance 300 (night one)
325 (night two)
Venue Park Pavilion
City Parkersburg, West Virginia

The NWA 55th Anniversary Show, took place over two events on October 10 and 11 2003 at the Park Pavilion in Parkersburg, West Virginia.[7][8]

Night one

Night two

2004

NWA 56th Anniversary Show
Information
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
Date October 15 and 17 2004
Attendance 100 (night two)
Venue Ramada Malbourough Hotel[9]
City Winnipeg, Manitoba

The NWA 56th Anniversary Show took place over two events on October 15 and 17 2004 at the Ramada Malbourough Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba.[10][11]

Night one

Night two

  • Chasyn Rance defeated Mark Stephens to become the first NWA Spinebuster Junior Heavyweight Champion.
  • Steve Jaworski defeated Tank Roberts to retain the CWF Heavyweight Championship.
  • Will Phoenix defeated Shane Matthews.
  • Conscience, Paddy Morrow and Carl O'Rourke defeated Byron Black, Fergal Devitt and Paul Tracey.
  • Gino Martino defeated Dave Drako to retain the NWA New England Brass Knuckles Championship.
  • Shane Dyson and Roadblock Jones defeated Keith Laughman and L.A. Warren.
  • Jason Rumble defeated Jerrelle Clark (c) and Vance Desmond in a Three-Way Dance to win the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship.
    • Clark defeated Desmond.
    • Rumble defeated Clark.
  • Petey Williams defeated Kenny Omega to retain the TNA X Division Championship.

2005

NWA 57th Anniversary Show
Information
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
Date October 8, 2005
Venue Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena
City Nashville, Tennessee

The NWA 57th Anniversary Show took place on October 8, 2005 at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.[12]

2008

NWA 60th Anniversary Show
Information
Promotion National Wrestling Alliance
Date June 7, 2008
Attendance 2,500
Venue Philips Arena
City Atlanta, Georgia

The NWA 60th Anniversary Show took place on June 7, 2008 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.[13] Although it was the best-attended of all the Anniversary Show events, arena officials believed the crowd to be the smallest that the 18,000-seat venue had ever seen.[14]

Footnotes

  1. ^ "NWA 50th Anniversary Show results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  2. ^ "NWA 51st Anniversary Show results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  3. ^ "NWA 52nd Anniversary Show (Battle of the Belts) results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  4. ^ "NWA 52nd Anniversary Show (Showcase of the Stars) results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  5. ^ "NWA 53rd Anniversary Show results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  6. ^ "NWA 54th Anniversary Show results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  7. ^ "NWA 55th Anniversary Show (night one) results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  8. ^ "NWA 55th Anniversary Show (night two) results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  9. ^ Waldman, Jon. "NWA heading to Winnipeg for convention". Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  10. ^ "NWA 56th Anniversary Show (night one) results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  11. ^ "NWA 56th Anniversary Show (night two) results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  12. ^ "NWA 57th Anniversary Show results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  13. ^ "NWA 60th Anniversary Show results" (in German). Cagematch.de. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  14. ^ "NWA Anniversary show results from last night". f4wonline.com. Retrieved 2013-01-23. 

References

  • Schramm, Chris (October 15, 2003). "NWA 55th anniversary show shines". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 

External links

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