2/22 AAA Canada Next Generation Wrestling results from Calgary

Feb 23, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck

The crowd was down from the January 18 Hart
Legacy Wrestling show in the same building;
ringside sections were full, but there were
plenty of empty seats in the bleachers. If I had
to guess I’d put it in the 800-900 range. They
used the same pink turnbuckled Highspots ring as
last time. The show will air on iPPV Saturday
night at nextgenerationwrestling.tv, save for three opening pre-show matches.

1. Bobby Sharp defeated Brady Malibu and Scotley
Crue in a triple-threat match to retain his CNWA
(another area indy fed) title. Short match with a
lot of comedy, Sharp won with a fisherman’s
suplex. For reasons unexplained the referee was
Steve Rivers, a veteran local worker who broke in
with Chris Jericho and Lance Storm in the early
’90s. Rivers attacked Sharp after the match;
never trust a referee wearing American flag sweat pants.

2. Evan Adams & Big Jess Youngblood & Kat Von
Heez defeated Cam!!!kaze & Alex Plexis & Nicole
Matthews in a six-person mixed tag. Youngblood
replaced the advertised Chasyn Rance, of Florida
indy fame; no reason was given for the switch.
Youngblood is a big guy who decimated Plexis with
a stiff clothesline at one point. The three faces
did simultaneous pescados. Pretty decent match,
Adams is an athletic local worker who received an
AAA tryout last year. He scored the pin after a
variation of Teddy Hart’s Hart Attack.

3. The New Karachi Vice (Johnny Devine & Wavell
Starr) beat TNT (“Dynamite” Dan Myers & Pete
Powers.) As per last month’s angle, the Karachi
Vice now consists of a white guy and a Native
Canadian. They were accompanied by the Great Gama
and Abu Wizal from the original ’80s Stampede
heel stable. Myers was seconded by his fiancée
“The Dynamite Doll” (Bronwyne Billington,
daughter of the Dynamite Kid.) Entertaining
match. Myers and Powers did consecutive dives and
each came perilously close to landing on their
head. Devine won the match with an O’Connor roll.
Post-match promo saw the Vice welcome two new
additions: Sonjay Dutt and, believe it or not,
Necro Butcher, hereby christened “Ayatollah” Necro Singh.

The iPPV broadcast kicked off with the obligatory
Teddy Hart promo. Accompanying Teddy were four
female valets dubbed “The Hart Honeys” (one of
whom was his wife Fay) and two white Persian
cats. Whatever you want to say about Teddy, the
man does know how to enter a room. He introduced
“NGW commissioner” Konnan, who brought out the
new promotion’s championship belt, which Teddy
pointed out was rush-ordered from Reggie Parks.
Konnan explained the peculiar world title
tournament in which three fatal four-way matches
would produce two winners each, leading to a
“suicide six-way” to crown a champion.

4. Teddy Hart and John Morrison advanced over
Nick and Matt Jackson of the Young Bucks. Teddy
hit a big top rope Asai moonsault to the floor
early on, followed by his customary selling of a
knee injury, allowing Morrison to face the Bucks
for several minutes. The Bucks worked together
and used several of their trademark double-team
spots. Teddy eventually re-entered the fray and
hit a top rope diving DDT on both Jackson
brothers. Teddy hit several big moves and pinned
one of the Bucks, then Morrison eliminated the
other after Starship Pain. Fun match with lots of athletic spots.

5. Jack Evans and Samuray del Sol advanced over
Flip Kendrick and Sonjay Dutt. Unlike the
previous match the four wrestlers tagged in and
out. Dutt played the lone heel and didn’t do much
in the way of flying, but the other three are
among the best high-flyers in the world. Plenty
of big moves, but the match never really gelled
and there were plenty of awkward spots, the most
glaring of which saw referee Wayne Hart – who
clearly struggled to keep up with the pace –
accidentally count Evans’ shoulders down. Evans
stayed down for a couple minutes, then rejoined
the match as if nothing had happened. Kendrick
hit a crazy top rope springboard tornillo dive,
but also completely overshot a shooting star
senton to eliminate Dutt. I believe it was
Samuray that eventually eliminated Kendrick. A
disappointment considering the talent involved.

6. Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Brian Cage advanced
over Kevin Nash and Trent Barreta. Davey Jr. came
out holding a bulldog dubbed “Matilda Jr.” Nash
was originally scheduled to appear in a
non-wrestling capacity, but wound up taking the
place of Davey Richards, whose flight was
apparently cancelled due to snow in St. Louis.
Barreta replaced Jay Lethal, who was announced as
having a concussion. Nash got a monster pop and
did a few of his trademark spots (side suplex,
Snake Eyes, big boot, etc.), then spent the
latter part of the match lying in the corner
selling a knee injury. Harry did manage to get
him into the Sharpshooter at one point. Cage
eliminated Barreta, who later returned with a
chair and took out Cage, who was subsequently
counted out. Nash, still selling the knee injury,
grabbed the mic and righted the situation by
forfeiting his spot in the finals to Cage, then
laying Barreta out with the Jackknife. Not a
great match, but at least they came up with a
clever way to keep Nash out of the six-way –
where he would have stuck out like a sore thumb –
that didn’t involve him doing a job.

7. The Tattooed Terminators (Massive Damage &
Darren “The Bomb” Dalton) defeated The Karachi
Vice (Necro Butcher & Heavy Metal) and The Young
Bucks in a three-way “Stampede Death Match.” The
storyline was that Konnan added the Young Bucks
to the match as punishment for giving him trouble
backstage. They mostly just stayed out of the
way, even hiding under the ring at one point,
while the other four had a pretty standard
hardcore match. The Terminators were accompanied
by a biker introduced as “The Angel of Death”
(not to be confused with the mid-’80s Stampede
character played by the late David Sheldon.) I’m
sure somebody could explain his presence on the
show, but then they’d literally have to kill me.
Both Necro and Damage bled, stabbing each other
with scissors at one point. Lots of brawling in
the crowd, a few chairshots, Necro did a running
Death Valley Driver through a table. A ladder was
brought out, but nothing much was done with it.
The Terminators powerbombed Heavy Metal (Edmonton
worker, not the AAA guy) through a table for the
win. Pretty generic stuff, Necro didn’t do much
of note and it was apparent the Young Bucks really didn’t want to be involved.

8. John Morrison won a six-way elimination match
over Samuray del Sol, Jack Evans, Teddy Hart,
Davey Boy Smith Jr. and Brian Cage to win the NGW
World Title. They tagged in and out to start.
Nice spot with Harry catching Samuray’s
springboard and holding him in the delayed
vertical suplex. Harry actually tried to climb
the ropes with him and turn it into a superplex,
but didn’t quite make it. Eventually the match
degenerated into a brawl around ringside,
allowing Teddy and Jack to showcase their usual
spots. Teddy brought the ladder back out and used
it to bridge the apron and guard rail, then
proceeded to give Jack a Canadian Destroyer
through it. Jack was counted out and had to be
carried to the back, hopefully just selling, but
it was a nasty-looking bump. More brawling on the
floor followed by Teddy once again scaling the
entranceway for a huge dive, after which he
limped around ringside while the referee counted
him out. Teddy threw a tantrum over the decision,
which seemed odd considering that he had just
watched the referee make the count and made no
attempt to enter the ring. Pretty weird, and the
crowd hated it. The match settled back into a
four-way with the remaining participants. Lots of
good stuff. Cage moves around well for a big guy
and did some nice power moves. He was eliminated
by Samuray after a nifty inverted dragon rana of
sorts. Samuray also hit his amazing variation of
Mascara Dorada’s Brillo Dorada. It came down to
Morrison versus Samuray, who worked a series of
acrobatic sequences before Morrison won with a
somewhat off-target Starship Pain. Rather than
celebrate his title victory Morrison inexplicably
attacked the referee, then Teddy re-entered and
did the same. It didn’t seem to be designed as a
heel turn, just two babyfaces beating up a
referee with no provocation. As far as spotfests
go it wasn’t quite up to the level of the
previous month’s main event, but very entertaining nonetheless.

Post-match promo consisted of Teddy challenging
Morrison to defend the title against he and Jack
Evans at the April 12 return date. He also made
my night by promising to bring in AAA’s Fenix,
one of the most spectacular young high-flyers in Mexico.

credit: Robert O’Connor @ WrestlingObserver.com

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