I'm surprised Bundy's 0-4 and Gordy is underperforming, but overall those standings look about like what I expected. Are you using the first print Bundy card, or the one from the updated box set? The first one did real poorly for me, but that little updgrade in the second print seemed to make all the difference.
NWA World Heavyweight Champion the Destroyer Press Conference
Monsoon: Thank you all for coming today. Please, keep your questions brief. We will try to get to as many questions as we can today.
Reporter: What are your feelings about having such a possibly tough title defense right off the bat against the winner of the Thesz/Hutton match?
Destroyer: No one ever said being the champion was going to be easy. I expect them to throw the best in the world at me.
Reporter: Who would you rather face. Thesz or Hutton?
Destroyer: I think I would have a better chance of beating Hutton but I have to admit... Lou Thesz is the man in the wrestling world. Beating him in the ring would be a huge deal.
Reporter: Were you surprised by how gracious Bobo Brazil was in defeat?
Destroyer: Not at all. There are few men in this sport with more honor than Bobo Brazil. When I won the belt on Friday, he was the first man to come back to the locker room and start spraying champaign everywhere for me. That man is a class act and it is a pleasure to get in the ring and wrestle him. When he decides he wants a rematch I will make sure he's first in line.
Apter: There are rumors circulating that The Japan Wrestling Association wants you to come and defend the belt later this month. What is the validity to that rumor?
Destroyer: That's all being hashed out with the NWA and JWA right now. As many know, I am one of the primary wrestlers for the JWA and they would draw some really good houses with the NWA World Heavyweight Champion headlining some shows.
Apter: Do they have a list of potential challengers for that match?
Destroyer: I believe they have Buddy Rose lined up to be the challenger for that show.
Monsoon: That's all the time we have for today. Thank for you all for coming.
I did this ECW angle in my original NWA that I never posted. It was fairly challenging as the sets were only up to Hardcore at the time. I ended up adding Brody, the Sheik and the Vachons to give them some oomph. The angle worked really well over a 2 year promotion time frame, they just never won when they counted.
Johnny Valentine d. Johnny Rodz with the ATOMIC SKULLCRUSHER Valentine made short work of Rodz with the Atomic Skullcrusher
The Sandman, Justin Credible, Chris Candido and Tammy Lynn Sytch come down to the ring. The Sandman hands Valentine an ECW t-shirt and Valentine puts it on. Valentine high fives Candido and Credible. Sandman raises Valentine's arm. The Sandman goes to let go of Valentine when Valentine levels him with a clothesline. Valentine rips the ECW shirt off and then runs over Credible and Candido with a double clothesline. Valentine grabs the stunned Sandman and body slams him for good measure. Valentine grabs Sytch and plays to the crowd and the crowd eggs him on to hit her. Valentine acts like he's going to punch but instead kisses her at the last second. Valentine turns and gets a chair thrown right in his face by Sabu. Sabu catches Valentine with a spinning heel kick. Rob Van Dam enters the ring and jumps to the top rope. Sabu holds the chair over Valentine's body so Van Dam can hit the Five Star Frog Splash. The Sandman, Chris Candido and Justin Credible put the boots to the fallen Valentine before ECW exits the ring.
Sherri Martel and Penny Banner d. Jazz and MsChif with the SMALL CRADLE Martel hit the Top Rope Splash on MsChif. MsChif rolled out of the ring and tagged Jazz in. Martel tagged Banner in. Banner caught Martel with the Small Cradle and scored the pinfall for her team.
Martel gets on the mic. She tells Jazz that she needs to bring more than that if she expects to win this belt.
Jim Londos d. Justin Credible by DQ Londos used a crotch lift and slam and then a headscissors takedown. Credible bailed out of the ring and then smashed Londos into the guard rail. Credible used a short arm powerbomb and then smacked Londos repeatedly with the Signapore Cane to draw the disqualification from the referee.
Dick Hutton is Bill Apter's guest this week. Hutton says that it would be a pleasure to face Lou Thesz in a two out of three falls match. He would love getting the chance to defeat Thesz twice in one night.
Midnight Express d. Al Snow and D'Lo Brown with the VEG-O-MATIC Eaton hit a top rope elbow on Brown. Cornette got involved and that led to Eaton and Condrey hitting the Veg-O-Matic on Brown to pick up the victory.
NWA World Tag Team Champions Billy Lyons and Dewey Robertson storm the ring. Eaton and Condrey quickly bail to the outside of the ring. Robertson grabs the ring announcer's mic. He tells the Midnight Express to run while they can. Soon, they'll be trapped in the ring by a steel cage. Then they'll have to face them man to man.
John Pesek d. Diamond Dallas Page with the TIGER MAN TOEHOLD Pesek slammed DDP to the mat and applied the Tiger Man Toehold until DDP was forced to tap out.
The Varsity Club are backstage. Sullivan tells Eddie Gilbert and Bill Dundee that they've already lost this fight. Neither of them can match the Varsity Club for pure power and technical prowess. If they don't surrender the kid gloves are going to come off. No more playing games. It will be pure carnage.
Main Event: NWA United States Title Match: Ted Dibiase (c) d. Ilio Dipaolo with the FIGURE FOUR LEGLOCK (5th defense) Dibiase caught Dipaolo with a powerslam and then the Loaded Glove. Dibiase applied the Figure Four Leglock to pick up the win.
The referee hands Dibiase the belt when music hits. Ravishing Rick Rude and Bobby Heenan walked down to the ring. Rude grabs the mic. He wants Dibiase to know that his next challenger is standing right in front of him. If Dibiase wants to continue being the champion, he's going to have to beat the Ravishing one!