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4/26 NWA Smoky Mountain results (Davey Richards vs. Chase Owens)



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NWA Smoky Mountain
Smoky Mountain Cup Results
April 26, 2013
Civic Auditorium
Kingsport, TN

Ricky Morton has only one accomplishment left on his professional “bucket list.” To become the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion.

After winning the Smoky Mountain Cup, Morton is now on the cusp of achieving that dream. The ring veteran reigned supreme at NWA Smoky Mountain’s biggest event of the year, defeating Tony Kozina and outlasting five other world-class competitors despite injury to win the 2013 Smoky Mountain Cup on Friday night in front of a jam-packed crowd at the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport, Tennessee.

Robbie Cassidy, a former two-time winner of this tournament, presented Morton with the trophy. Morton then took the microphone and gave an emotional speech about how much the tournament win, and a chance to be NWA Champion, meant to him.

Morton will get that chance very soon! In less than one month, he’ll challenge NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Rob Conway on May 18 back at Civic Auditorium in Kingsport.

It was a good night for one of Morton’s proteges as well. Chase Owens, who was trained by Morton, successfully defended the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship against Davey Richards in the main event. Owens and Richards went to war for nearly 30 minutes, and despite injuring his knee midway through the match, Owens was able to rally and make Richards tap out in the middle of the ring. Defeating “The American Wolf” one on one should further cement Owens as one of the top young wrestlers, not just in the NWA, but the entire world.

Here are the full results from the 2013 Smoky Mountain Cup.

–In a pre-show match, Josh Cody pinned The Avenger.

–In an NWA Smoky Mountain Cup first-round match, Jeff Connelly submitted Zac Vincent to the Connelly Crossface.

–In an NWA Smoky Mountain Cup first-round match, NWA National Champion Damien Wayne pinned King Shane Williams after a flying elbow drop.

–In an NWA Smoky Mountain Cup first-round match, former five-time NWA World Champion Adam Pearce defeated Vince Brent. Pearce scored the pin after hitting Brent with an illegal piledriver while the referee’s back was turned, following a distraction from Brent’s former friend and current rival, Josh Crawford.

–In an NWA Smoky Mountain Cup first-round match, Sigmon pinned Jason Kincaid after a distraction by Sigmon’s protege, Elliott Russell. Kincaid’s NWA Smoky Mountain Heavyweight Title was not on the line, and he had to be helped from the ring after Sigmon relentlessly attacked his left knee during the contest.

–In an NWA Smoky Mountain Cup first-round match, Ricky Morton pinned Tony Kozina. After the match, Kozina jumped Morton in a brutal assault that left Morton badly lacerated.

–In an NWA Smoky Mountain Cup first-round match, Kyle O’Reilly defeated Menace by submission.

–Air America survived the Tag Gauntlet to retain their Tennessee Tag Titles. Full results below:

* Alyx Winters & Nick Hammonds defeated Aaron Solo & Darin Dean.
* Keith Knox & Kole Layton King defeated Winters & Hammonds. King was attacked after the fall and had to be helped from ringside.
* Keith Knox & Vince Brent defeated Josh Crawford & Matt Conard. Brent came down to replace the injured King as Knox’s tag partner.
* Tony Givens & Chris Richards defeated Knox & Brent. Givens delivered a DDT to Brent, targeting the neck already injured on Pearce’s piledriver earlier in the evening.
* Air America, Gavin Daring & Skylar Kruze, defeated Givens & Richards.

–Ricky Morton won the six-way elimination finals of the Smoky Mountain Cup. Full results below:

* Sigmon pinned Jeff Connelly.
* Ricky Morton pinned Kyle O’Reilly.
* Damien Wayne was disqualified after hitting Sigmon with a piledriver.
* Ricky Morton immediately pinned Sigmon.
* Ricky Morton pinned Adam Pearce.

–In the main event, Chase Owens defeated Davey Richards by submission to retain the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Title.

NWA Smoky Mountain Wrestling would like to thank everyone who came out to the Civic Auditorium for this event, and everyone who ordered it on iPPV. Remember, if you missed this huge event, you can still order it on-demand at NWASmokyMountain.com/ippv

If you’d like to make your opinion heard about the Smoky Mountain Cup, Tweet about it using the #NWACup hashtag.

NWA Smoky Mountain will be back in action this Friday, May 3, from Elizabethton with a TV taping for our new ONE-HOUR format.

And remember, don’t miss our next event from the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport… on May 18, when Ricky Morton challenges for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Title!!

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