National Pro Wrestling Superstars concluded their double-shot "Tag-O-Mania" weekend with a return to Edison, NJ's St. Matthews School Gym. Another near-capacity crowd filled the ringside and nearly all the bleacher seats to see what NPWS always offers... a show with no marks, no juiced-up performers, just good old-fashioned family friendly pro wrestling action.
Before the show, former WWE & WCW World Heavyweight Champion "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash posed for pictures with the fans.
The opening bout was a six-man two-out-of-three falls tag-team contest,
pitting "Mr. Varsity" Jeff Noyze & Richard Michaels &
NPWS Tag-Team Champion "Rampage" Rogers, with Gigalo Joe Jones in their
corner, against the trio of "The White Urkel" B. Fehrm
& luchador Manuel Manny Moore & The Illegal Outer Space Alien,
with St. Matthews Athletic Director Darren Venture in their corner. After
Fehrm and his team had an early advantage with their quickness, Noyze
and his team's size advantage took over on Fehrm, and eventually he
took down Fehrm with double-underhook powerbomb and pinned him to give
his team a 1-0 lead. After Rampage threatened to leave over the crowd's
boo'ing him and blowing their air horns at him, he returned to the ring
and he and Michaels were double-teamed by Manny and The Alien, with
Manny hitting a 6-1-9 (or in this case, a 7-3-2) on Michaels and
pinning him to tie the score 1-1.
Both teams battled furiously to get the deciding pinfall. Rampage had
Manny up for a brainbuster suplex, but Manny reversed it into a DDT. As
Manny went for the cover, Joe Jones jumped on the apron to distract the
referee, but Darren Venture knocked him to the floor. Noyze picked up
Manny for a powerslam, but Fehrm knocked Noyze down with a
flyingdropkick, and The Alien took him down with a Flatliner and pinned
him 1-2-3 to get the winning fall.
Winner (two falls to one): "The White Urkel" B. Fehrm & Manuel Manny Moore & The Illegal Outer Space Alien
The second tag-team match featured rivals from NPWS' last appearance in
Edison, as local unpopular Tim Hughes & NPWS Cruiserweight
"Mr. Entertainment" J.D. Smoothie took on the duo of NPWS young rising
stars Eddie "Spaghetti" Franken & Chrissy "Boom Boom" Powers.
youngsters kept a face pace with the veteran Smoothie & his
partner, initially keeping them at bay. Smoothie and Hughes managed to
isolate Eddie in their corner, but Eddie withstood the double-teaming,
reversed a side suplex attempt into a Tornado DDT, and tagged in Powers
who cleaned house. All four men were soon going at it in the ring.
Smoothie and Hughes went for twin T-Bone Suplexes, but Eddie and Powers
reversed them and hit double stunners followed by double flying
splashes and got the 1-2-3.
Winners: Eddie "Spaghetti" Franken & Chrissy "Boom Boom" Powers
The third tag-team
match featured NPWS Junior Heavyweight Champion "The Love Machine"
Nicky Oceans & "High Definition" Chris Steeler, managed by
Joe Jones, against The Lords Of Rock And Roll (NPWS Jersey Shore
Champion The Jersey Kidd & "Retro Rocker" Rikki Roxx), with
newcomer Kristi Kiss in their corner. Joe Jones came out with his
newly-hired bodyguard, former WWE star Gene "It's Not My Fault"
Snitsky. Roxx and Jersey Kidd held the advantage early, but Roxx got
caught in the wrong corner and was double-teamed until Oceans went for
a Moonsault on Roxx, and Roxx rolled out of the way and tagged in
Jersey Kidd. The Kidd cleaned house on both Oceans and Steeler until
Joe Jones jumped on the apron and distracted The Kidd long enough for
him to get superkicked by Steeler to break the momentum. But Steeler
missed an Avalanche in the corner, and both Roxx and The Kidd
double-teamed him. Joe Jones then went after The Lords' manager Kristi
Kiss. Roxx and The Kidd ran outside the ring to aid Kristi, but Snitsky
was waiting for them and pummeled them both and threw them back into
the ring. Oceans and Steeler then hit double Boom-Boom-Pow finishers on
Roxx and The Kidd and pinned them 1-2-3.
Winners: "The Love Machine" Nicky Oceans & "High Definition" Chris Steeler
After the match, Oceans and Steeler dragged Kristi into the ring and trapped her in a corner. As they advanced on her, out from the back came former WWE & WCW World Heavyweight Champion & TNA star "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash! Nash entered the ring and tossed both Oceans and Steeler out. Nash took the mic and told Snitsky, who was standing safely outside the ring, that he would not be facing any old man, but someone who was ready, willing, and able to defeat him in the main event later.
During intermission which followed, Kevin Nash remained in the ring and took pictures with the fans.
The fourth tag-team match
featured another rivalry from the last Edison show, as T.J. Blade
& Mike Massacre took
on the brothers Max & Leon Giovianni. The four high-fliers
furious battle in the ring, which eventually spilled outside. All four
battled all over the arena, even to the merchandise tables in the back,
refusing to return to the ring as the referee counted both teams out.
Winner: None (double countout)
Main Event was a first-time-ever meeting of two huge former TV
superstars, as former WWE star Gene "It's Not My Fault" Snitsky, with
manager Gigalo Joe Jones, took on former WWE & WCW World
Heavyweight Champion & TNA star "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash, managed
by Darren Venture. The two men
immediately began pounding on each other back and forth, neither man
willing to give ground. The younger Snitsky was able to gain an
advantage as the bout wore on, but he could not put Nash away, and
Snitsky eventually got so frustrated he attacked referee Mike Jones and
crushed him in the corner. Nash took advantage of the moment and
pummeled Snitsky, delivering a huge chokeslam to Snitsky to the delight
of the fans, but unable to pin him as Referee Jones was still knocked
out. Referee Sargeant Jimmy Storm ran down to the ring to take over as
referee, but before he could complete his three-count, J.D. Smoothie
& Chris Steeler ran down to the ring and pulled him out of the
and laid him out on the floor. Smoothie and Steeler entered the ring
and tried to attack Nash, but Nash fought them both off, chokeslamming
Steeler and deliveriing a huge Jack-Knife to Smoothie. A groggy Referee
Jimmy Storm signaled for the bell and threw out the match.
Winner: None (double disqualification)
Though there was no official winner, Kevin Nash stood tall in the ring and was hailed by the fans as the real winner as the show closed.