August 29, 2021
Chase’s Khorassan Ballroom
St. Louis, MO
We are live with ongoing coverage of NWA 73 from St. Louis, MO. As always, results will be updated immediately after each match so refresh this page often.
The Hex (Marti Belle and Allysin Kay) and Lady Frost vs. Taryn Terrell, Paola Blaze and Jennacide
The Hex won after Lady Frost got a blind tag and then hit a moonsault on Blaze to get the pin.
Joe Galli and Velvet Sky were joined by Conrad Thompson on commentary.
Brawl in the Lou
Thom Latimer vs. Crimson vs. Tim Storm
Jax Dane attacked Crimson during his entrance. Dane set up a ladder bridge outside of the ring and then put him through it with a Death Valley Driver. In the ring, Latimer attacked Storm with a chair before the bell rang. Latimer went for a pin attempt after the bell rang and as Crimson was being helped to the back. Storm fought back and used a trash can on Latimer. Storm set up a giant ladder in the aisleway but Latimer got up and nailed him with trash can lid shots. Latimer set up a guardrail bridge and then placed Storm on it and Latimer jumped off the ladder onto Storm. At this point, Crimson made his way back into the match while favoring his ribs. Crimson hit a flurry of offense on Latimer, including dropkicking a chair into his face. Crimson hit a Death Valley Driver on Latimer through two steel chairs but Storm broke up the pin attempt. Crimson and Storm traded elbows and forearm shots but Crimson took his belt off. Storm evened the odds by taking the referee’s belt and then both men whipped each other back and forth. Latimer got back in the ring and he got whipped by both Crimson and Storm. Crimson tried another Death Valley Driver but Storm slipped off. Storm won the match after hitting the Perfect Storm finisher.
Mickie James vs. Kylie Rae
James got emotional because the fans chanted “thank you Mickie” before the match got started. They had an intense lock up to start the match with James getting the upper hand with a wristlock. Rae countered and locked in a wristlock. James did a cartwheel to escape into an arm drag and pin attempt. Rae came back and teased hitting a superkick. They shook hands and then James kicked her in the stomach and head. James tried the Mick Kick but Rae countered. There was a series of counters and reversals in the first few minutes until Rae locked in the STF but James turned it over into a pin attempt, followed by a flap jack. James a Thesz press off the top into a pin attempt. James tried the jumping DDT but Rae got out of it and hit the superkick to the face, James kicked out of the pin attempt. Rae tried to pin her again two more times but James kicked out. Rae locked in the crossface. James broke free and hit the jumping DDT to win the match.
A masked woman attacked James after the match. The woman revealed herself to be Deonna Purrazzo. Purrazzo hit James with the package piledriver. Rae got back in to make the save but Purrazzo slid out of the ring.
Tim Storm took over for Conrad Thompson on commentary.
Six-Man Tag Team Match
Tyrus, The Masked Man, and Jordan Clearwater (with Austin Idol) vs. Da Pope and The End (Odinson and Parrow)
Tyrus and Parrow were going to start the match but Tyrus quickly tagged out to Clearwater. They went for an early pin after Pope hit an assisted splash on Clearwater. This was a basic tag team match, nothing special and Tyrus was moving very slowly. BLK Jeez interfered on behalf of Parrow’s team. Tyrus was about to end the match after hitting the heart punch but the Masked Man tagged himself in to get the pin himself so there is dissension between team members.
NWA National Championship
Chris Adonis vs. James Storm
They started out by locking up and Adonis applied a headlock. Adonis got the upper hand with a punch to the face and a chop and then he sent Storm over the top rope but Storm skinned the cat and then hit a Lou Thesz pressed, followed by ground and pound punches.
The match spilled to the outside of the ring and Adonis shoved Storm into the ring post. Back in the ring, Adonis worked over Storm’s back and neck. Adonis was on offense for several minutes, except for a couple of hope spots from Storm. Adonis locked Storm into a sleeper hold and Storm fought his way back up to his feet but Adonis cut him off with a forearm to the back. Storm began to wake up as Adonis took his head into several turnbuckles. Storm hit a flurry of offense, including an atomic drop and a clothesline but Adonis cut him off with a back elbow.
Adonis set himself up on the top rope but Storm caught him with a knee to the face, followed up with a punch to the face and a hurricanrana off the top rope. Storm hit the Storm Zero and then went for the pin but Adonis barely kicked out. Adonis hit a jawbreaker but Storm came back with a code breaker. Storm went for the Last Call superkick but Adonis countered with a spinebuster into a pin attempt. Adonis locked in the Masterlock full nelson submission but Storm broke free by pulling Adonis into the turnbuckle. Adonis hit a full nelson slam into a pin attempt. Adonis grabbed Storm’s beer bottle and drank out of it. Storm recovered and hit the Last Call superkick and he went for the pin but Adonis put his foot on the bottom rope. Storm celebrated thinking he won and Adonis recovered in time to roll up Storm with his feet on the ropes to get the pin.
Ric Flair segment
Up next was Ric Flair…
Flair said he wasn’t going to cry until the end. He said he signed autographs with Pete Rose yesterday and talked with Dennis Rodman and Daris Rucker and he talked with Lawrence Taylor…all because he was the NWA Champion and they all grew up watching him.
Flair said that as long as he is alive he will never let people forget about the NWA. He got emotional when talking about his time in St. Louis.
Flair thanked his wife Wendy because she picked him up every time he fell down just like HBK, The Undertaker, Vince Mcmahon, and Steve Austin picked him up. He said, “Vince McMahon, I love you. That’s why I’m here.”
Flair said he knows Vince is not watching but he will hear about this and knows that Vince knows that Flair is where he belongs. He thanked Triple H for not giving up on him and said that the NWA Title is hanging in Triple H’s office. Flair said Shawn Michaels carried him at the age of 59 and Taker carried him. Flair said that Steve Austin always asks him to tell NWA stories.
Flair then told a Harley Race story and then talked about wrestling names like Race, Terry Funk, Dory, Jack Brisco, Ted DiBiase, Baron Von Raschke, Lanza, and Dick The Bruiser in St. Louis. He named Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold and others that grew up on the NWA and that is why they respect the brand and they respect him.
Flair said he is happy and so is Tony Khan and Billy Corgan because more brands are needed because there’s not enough spots. Flair said he can fly to St. Louis and see Steve McMichael tomorrow and have a drink with Tony Khan on Thursday night. Flair said that he went from being great, to getting his haircut and being buried in the desert in WCW and looking “like crap” on the final Nitro and then getting the call from Jim Ross to go back to WWE. He talked about wrestling The Undertaker in 2002 and he thanked Hunter and Shawn. He also tanked Randy and Bob Orton and he wanted Randy to break his title record. He also mentioned his kids Ashley, Megan and David. He also thanked Billy Corgan for calling him and he thought that Corgan wanted to give him a title shot with Nick Aldis. Flair talked about his appearance at Triplemania. Flair hit the ropes and then did his strut and said that Corgan only wanted him to talk and not wrestle.
Battle royal to determine the #1 contender to the NWA National Championship
Participants: El Rudo, Jamie Stanley, Marshe Rockett, Slice Boogey, Jeremiah Plunkett, Luke Hawx, JTG, Captain Yuma, Rush Freeman, Hearthrob Jayden, Big Strong Mims, Sal Rinauro. Judais (with James Mitchell) was a surprise entrant.
Judais and JTG were the final two in the match. Judais won the match after hitting a clubbing forearm that knocked JTG off the top rope and to the floor.
NWA Women’s World Championship
Kamille vs. Chelsea Green
Kamille got the early advantage with a waist lock takedown but Green countered with her own takedown. Kamille tried early for a submission with her legs wrapped around Green. They followed up by several counters and pin attempts.
Kamille eventually took over on offense for several minutes, including some clubbing forearms, punches, and a chin lock. Green tried to mount a comeback and she tried for an elbow drop but Kamille moved out of the way and then she began attacking Green’s broken wrist. Kamille brought Green out of the ring and shoved her into the guardrail. Back in the ring, Kamille continued on offense with a torture rack but Green fought out of it and hit a cutter. Green hit a flurry of offense but Kamille cut her off on the top rope. Kamille went for a suplex off the top but Green headbutted her and then dropkicked her off the top and then tried for a pin but Kamille kicked out.
Green slipped out of a Samoan Drop attempt but Kamille came back with a Leg Lace (leg drop). Kamille hit a neckbreaker and then she went for a spear but Green countered into a German suplex. Kamille hit the spear and went for the pin but Green put her foot on the rope. Kamille tried to finish her but Green went for a roll up and a pin attempt. Green tried for the Unprettier but Kamille countered with a forearm, a kick to the back and an arm submission on the broken wrist. Green tapped out and Kamille retained.
NWA World Tag Team Championship
Aron Stevens and JR Kratos vs. La Rebelion (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf 450)
Konnan was a surprise on the show. He was in the corner of La Rebelion. Stevens and Kratos got in most of the offense in the first few minutes of the match. Konnan got involved early but was knocked off the ring apron with a punch from Stevens. The distraction allowed for Bestia and Mecha to double team him. Konann got involved again later when the ref was distracted and Stevens took a beating for several minutes from Bestia and Mecha. Stevens came close a few times to making the hot tag but was stopped in his tracks. At one point, Kratos was pulled off the apron when Stevens was going to tag him. Kratos finally got the hot tag and cleaned house. Late in the match, Kratos almost won the match with a falcon arrow on Bestia but Mecha got back in the ring to break up the pin. Stevens tagged in but Konnan distracted the referee and Mecha hit a low blow. Bestia and Mecha took out Kratos with knees to the head and then Bestia hit a moonsault on Kratos outside of the ring. La Rebelion hit the Mark of the Beast (backstabber off the shoulders) to win the titles.
After the match, Konnan grabbed the mic and said it’s a great time to be a wrestling fan because inter-promotional matches were not possible a few years ago. Konnan put over last night’s all-women’s show and said when he broke in, there weren’t many women or Latinos or African Americans but wrestling is inclusive for everyone and the NWA is professional wrestling.
NWA World Heavyweight Championship – Title vs. Career
Nick Aldis vs. Trevor Murdoch
Things started with Aldis attacking Murdoch from behind as Murdoch was giving his family to his family. They fought into the crowd but the match had not officially started because the bell had not rung by this point. They fought their way up to the stage area. Aldis slammed Murdoch on the wood stage as officials, including Billy Corgan and Pat Kenney yelled at Aldis to get back in the ring. Corgan looked like he wanted to fight Aldis.
After several minutes, they made their way back to the ring and the match officially got started. Murdoch fought back with punches in the corner of the ring but Aldis came back with a boot to the face and an Angle Slam. Aldis followed up with a Lou Thesz press. Aldis tried to do the Flair spot of the top but Murdoch caught him and slammed him. Murdoch tried a move off the top but Aldis caught him and he attempted the figure four but Murdoch countered into a pin attempt and then a figure four leg lock. After Aldis broke free, Murdoch went for a move in the corner but he crashed into the ring post.
Aldis was pushed by the referee Robert King because Aldis tried to bully him. Murdoch accidentally pushed Aldis into King, which meant that Murdoch could not win until the referee got back up. The match continued with the referee knocked out and Aldis on offense. Aldis taunted Murdoch’s son in the crowd. Aldis attacked the timekeeper and then set up a table at ringside. Aldis dove off the top rope and hit an elbow on Murdoch through the table. Aldis brought Murdoch back in the ring and another referee ran out to make the count but Murdoch kicked out.
Murdoch fought back and hit the Code Red but Aldis kicked out of the pin attempt. Murdoch went for a move off the top but Aldis cut him off and hit a tombstone piledriver. Aldis hit an elbow off the top but Murdoch kicked out of the pin attempt. Murdoch hit Aldis with open hand chops in the corner and then a superplex off the top rope. Aldis kicked out of the pin attempt. Murdoch went for the bulldog off the top but Aldis moved and then locked in the clover leaf submission. Murdoch made it to the bottom rope. Both men traded punches from their knees up to their feet. Murdoch hit a Harley Race piledriver and then the bulldog off the top. Murdoch got the pin to win the title.
Ric Flair walked out to celebrate with Murdoch. Murdoch was also joined by his family. Flair put over Murdoch for being a great wrestler and representing Harley Race. Murdoch said he never dreamed this moment would happen. He said the fans are the reason why he kept going. Murdoch said he doesn’t know what is in his future but he will represent the title to the best of his ability. He said that he hopes to be as good as Harley Race someday. Murdoch ended by thanking everyone for their support.