Another day and another episode of United Wrestling Network is out and it’s supposed to be a good one. Aron “Shooter” Stevens has a match against Trevor Murdoch for the NWA National Championship and if anyone knows, this is a rematch. Can Aron Stevens get rid of the thorn in his side that is Trevor Murdoch or will Trevor finally get his victory that he deserves?
No Question Mark in his corner and this might be a Ranking Match for Aron Stevens like it’s Virtua Fighter, let’s get on with the show!!
- Real Money Brother$ vs SoCal Distancing(c) for the United Tag Team Championship – SoCal Distancing wins via Phoenix Splash: *** – TITLE DEFENSE!!
- Greek God Papadon vs Remy Marcel- Greek God Papadon wins via Piledriver: **
- Anthony Idol vs Chris Dickinson- Chris Dickinson wins via Death Valley Driver: ** ½
- Allysin Kay vs Nicole Savoy – Allysin Kay wins via Prawn Hold: ** ½
- Cece Chenel vs Ruby Raze- Ruby Raze wins via Backpack Tombstone: * ¾
- Jack Cartwright vs Robert Banes- Banes wins via submission: * ½
- Trevor Murdoch vs Aron Stevens(c) for the NWA National Championship- Trevor Murdoch wins via Roll-Up: *** 1/2 – TITLE CHANGE!!!
Real Money Brother$ vs SoCal Distancing
The Real Money Brother$ starts the match taking it to the champions and trying to make this is a light work day by taking down Adrian Quest but after a small distraction from his partner, Andy Brown, the momentum shifts over to the champions. Multiple shifts in momentum, a showing of tag team wrestling on both sides in display and everything but they are the champs for a reason and retain by being one step ahead with a Superman Punch and Phoenix Splash for the victory.
Greek God Papadon vs Remy Marcel
So I’ve heard of Hades, God of the Underworld; Poseidon, God of the Sea and Dionysus, God of Wine so… Greek God Papadon must roughly translate to God of near falls from the amount of times we had to hear him complain about how the count should have been three. He takes over throughout the entire match though, no matter how loud he wants to be but, Remy does show a lot of impressive high flying offense as well as taking Papadon down but as the old saying says, Icarus flew too close to the Sun and the mighty fall to a classic Piledriver.
Anthony Idol vs Chris Dickinson
Dickinson comes early to take the fight to Idol and Idol actually takes it to Dickinson early with a bunch of power moves in the early going doing spinebusters and Chokeslams. After some good ol’ fashion big boy fight, Chris Dickinson takes the advantage one final time and hits him with a nice, hard Dickin……son Driver. Not really much to say about it in all honesty. Dickinson proving he is going to take it to people and look for good competition for himself.
Allysin Kay vs Nicole Savoy
Usually when seeing an Allysin Kay match, I usually see power and brute force during her matches but, this was a very technical match up. Knee bars, grapevine leg locks and just targeting it the leg in general from AK. Granted, Nicole did get a few of her suplexes out and do what she does best but in the end, you can’t use power on a bad leg and with a modified version of a leg capture prawn hold, Allysin Kay comes up with the victory.
Cece Chenel vs Ruby Raze
So this is the classic case of David versus Goliath in this match where you have the towering and dominant big person in the match facing the spunky, determined smaller person and… it went like any other time we see this in wrestling . Ruby teases her opponent; Cece tries to be aggressive after getting agitated too many times. Remember when I said this was David vs Goliath? This is if you went back in time and David forgot the slingshot because Cece gets a head of steam going for her and gets put down with a reverse Tombstone.
Jack Cartwright vs Robert Banes
Another case of David vs Goliath and yet another false rendition of the classic tale and don’t get me wrong, Cartwright doing flips and cartwheels was impressive along with at one point taking his larger opponent down and landing a Standing Corkscrew Moonsault but, we all know how this happens. I made a bunch of references already to how this match ended with David forgetting his slingshot to beat Goliath and then little David Icarus flew too close to the Sun, missing his Shooting Star Press to fall victim to the choke hold by Robert Banes.
Trevor Murdoch vs Aron Stevens
Aron Stevens… actually fights back in this match up. I mean usually we see Aron run off to make sure his pedometer goal is met when the title has to be defended but, he actually fights back. Murdoch hits Stevens with hard punches and some open hand smacks from time to time to disorient the champion but, Stevens gives his opponent actual offense back by attacking the legs of the big man. Murdoch tries a couple of times to go for the Diving Bulldog but Stevens scouts it every time and makes it so Murdoch is putting more and more damage to his leg. Of course we get some of the desperation moments out of Stevens with him using a spotlight to blind Trevor, using the ropes to his advantage during each hold and even choking Murdoch with the third degree black belt in Mongrovian Ka-Ra-Te (it has been soooo long since I’ve said that) to get an advantage. Aron Stevens goes for a Sunset Flip to get the win but, you already weakened the man’s knees and he’s bigger so Stevens got him down right? Yup, made Trevor go and fall… on top of Aron for the stack up and the victory.
Overall Score: 5.5/10
Well out of the three episodes so far, not going to lie, this was the weakest one. I liked Murdoch finally winning the championship off of Aron Stevens and Chris Dickinson is still looking for decent competition, continuing this story. Yes I am praising storytelling like I typically do but when you have back to back squash matches before the main event; it kind of makes the matches… lackluster to say the least. Good wrestling though from a lot of people with a feel good ending for Trevor Murdoch (if you pay attention to my articles or NWA Powerrr, you’ll know what I mean), just the back to back squash matches made me a little sour to be fair.
We still have one promoted episode left next week and they floated the concept of the UWN World Championship. Maybe we might see a physical championship or championship match then… who knows. Just doing my job with speculations and analysis.