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On Friday night, the National Wrestling Alliance, in association with NWA Houston, took over the Humble Civic Center for . Fans got to see some of the best NWA stars mix things up with some of the best talent from New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Before the show got officially started, there was a special pre-show match. Carson teamed up with “One Man” Mike Dell to take on “The Modern Day Hero” Kevin Douglas and Ricky Starks. This was Carson’s return to the Houston area, after being savagely attacked by Douglas over the summer. Fans enjoyed a tremendous back-and-forth contest between both teams. Dell picked up the win for his team after Starks caught a Carson Kick to the jaw, allowing Dell to roll him up for the win.
The first official match of the night featured a Teacher vs. Student scenario. NWA Eastern States Champion Lou Marconi stepped into the ring against his former student, Raymond “Death” Rowe. This opened up as a technical display by both men, but it didn’t take long for them to start throwing extremely vicious forearm smashes to each other’s head. Interesting to note that during this match, NWA Houston star Jasper Davis was sitting in the front row during this match. Thanks his recent actions at NWA Houston, he was barred from competing at the event so he bought a ringside ticket. He caused a bit of a distraction midway through the match. Rowe was closing in on a win, but Marconi was able to turn things around and hit Rowe with his own finisher. Locking in a full nelson, Marconi lifted Rowe up and dropped him back-first across his knee. He then covered Rowe and picked up the victory.
The first of several title matches was set to be next, as The Sons of Texas (“Cowboy” James Claxton and Alex Reigns) defended the NWA Lone Star Tag Team titles against the reigning NWA Midwest Tag Team Champions, the Lords of K.A.O.S (Damien Wayne and Lance Erikson). The challengers made the first move, attacking Claxton and Reigns before the bell. This was an evenly matched contest, as Claxton and Erikson battered each other with hard-hitting shots throughout the match. However late in the contest, all four men began brawling on the outside. In the midst of the action, they ignored the referee and both teams were counted out. Fans were disappointed that this entertaining match ended without a winner.
Just as Major League Baseball has their own form of “inter league play,” the NWA had a similar version at Invasion. Former NWA World Tag Team Champions Scot Summers and Ryan Genesis (Kingz of the Underground) were set to face off against New Japan stars Gedo and Watanabe. Fans were very much in appreciation of the Japanese talents, giving them a standing ovation during their entrance and showing their support throughout the match. The Kingz put up a valiant effort, throwing everything they had at their opponents, but Gedo and Watanabe picked up the victory.
Former NWA Lone Star Heavyweight Champion “Godzilla” Jax Dane was in action next, as he faced off against former WWE star Michael Tarver. The former NEXUS original had a game plan going into this match, as he had current Lone Star Champion Byron Wilcott attack Jax as he was getting into the ring before the match. Wilcott dragged him around the ringside area and drove him into the ring steps and the side of the ring. Once he rolled Dane back in the ring, it seemed as though Tarver would be able to make short work of him. But Dane refused to stay down, and battled back. In fact, he had set himself in a position to spear Tarver and put him down on the mat. However before he could put him away, Wilcott hopped onto the apron and clocked Dane in the head with his Shake Weight. The interference allowed Tarver to make the cover and walk away with the win.
After an intermission that allowed fans to meet with stars from both the NWA and New Japan, it was time for a classic encounter for the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship. Jason “The Gift” Kincaid defeated Chase Owens on August 10 in Kingsport, Tennessee, to win the title in a highly competitive match. A rematch was signed for Invasion, and they would deliver yet again. These two entertained fans in what was a classic rematch from their August encounter. Kincaid had Owens perched on the top rope, but Owens was able to stop the attack and hit a high-impact spinning neckbreaker from above. Owens followed up with a thunderous roaring elbow that connected flush on Kincaid’s jaw. He made the cover and walked away as now a two-time NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion. Fans applauded both wrestlers, showing appreciation for the efforts left in the ring.
After the dust settled from that match, the NWA World Tag Team Titles were on the line next. The Killer Elite Squad, Lance Hoyt and Davey Boy Smith Jr., were set to defend the gold against the team of Hiroyoshi Tenzan and Japanese legend Jushin Thunder Liger. Prior to the match, Hoyt had some less than pleasant things to say. He noted that he SHOULD be honored to be in the ring with Liger, but made it abundantly clear that his team had one goal in mind, and would remain champions. The champions made good on that promise, dominating the majority of the match. The polished off Liger by hitting a double-team power bomb on the masked sensation, and pinning him to retain the titles. Following the match, Liger and Tenzan were given a standing ovation by the crowd, as they did throughout the night for the Japanese talent.
With all of the night’s action in the books to this point, it was finally time for the NWA Invasion main event. NWA World Heavyweight Champion Rob Conway was recently laid out by “Addictive and Expensive” Byron Wilcott. After the incident, a rematch was immediately inked for Invasion but it would be under Street Fight rules. Wilcott came to the ring confident as ever, and took full advantage of the Street Fight stipulation. However Conway did as well, as the champion was able to use a steel chair during the match to his advantage. This was an exhausting match, as both men took each other to the ultimate limit in and out of the ring.
Late in the match, Michael Tarver returned to ringside and interrupted a pin attempt by Conway. But before he could do much more damage, Jax Dane stormed to the ring and speared Tarver. The distraction gave Conway a chance to set Wilcott up on the ropes to hit his patented Ego Trip, driving the challenger down to the mat. Conway made the cover and successfully retained the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.
A packed house at the Humble Civic Center was privileged to witness some truly fantastic wrestling action. The National Wrestling Alliance and New Japan Pro Wrestling put together an unbelievable event that was enjoyed by every person who was able to attend the event.
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