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The NWA 74th Anniversary Show (also simply called NWA 74) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) that will be held on August 27 and 28, 2022, at the Chase's Khorassan Ballroom in St. Louis, Missouri.
On June 11, 2022, the National Wrestling Alliance announced that the NWA 74th Anniversary Show would take place across two nights on August 27 and 28 in St. Louis, Missouri, from the Chase's Khorassan Ballroom.
The event features professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Storylines were produced during the ninth season and third season, respectively, of the NWA's weekly series; Powerrr and USA.
On the July 5 episode of Powerrr, NWA president William Patrick Corgan announced the "Race to The Chase" tournament, which will determine Trevor Murdoch's number one contender to the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship at the event. The tournament began the following week, where Thom Latimer, Brian Myers, and Nick Aldis advanced after defeating Chris Adonis, The Pope, and Tim Storm, respectively. The following week, Aldis defeated Myers, Latimer, and Mike Knox - who earned a bye thanks to former champion Matt Cardona - in a four-way match for the finals to become the number one contender. However, Aldis acted quite shrewd after his victory on social media, and as such, on the July 21 edition of Busted Open Radio, Corgan announced Aldis had been stripped of his #1 contender status and would be replaced by the NWA World Television Champion, Tyrus.On July 19, the NWA announced that the NWA United States Tag Team Championship—once the WCW United States Tag Team Championship—would be revived, and new champions will be determined in a battle royal on Night 2 of NWA 74.The following names have been announced as participants:
Gold Rushhh (Jordan Clearwater and Marshe Rockett)
The Miserably Faithful (Sal The Pal and Gaagz The Gymp) (with Father James Mitchell)
The NOW (Hale Collins and Vik Dalishus)
The Ill Begotten (Alex Taylor and Rush Freeman) (with Danny Dealz)
Ruff 'n' Ready (D'Vin Graves and Diante)
The Fixers (Jay Bradley and Wrecking Ball Legursky)
Hawx Aerie (Luke Hawx and PJ Hawx)
The Country Gentlemen (AJ Cazana and Anthony Andrews)
Team Ambition (Mike Outlaw and Camaro Jackson)On the June 14 episode of NWA Powerrr, Bully Ray, special master of ceremonies for the night, was confronted by Mike Knox and VSK of the Cardona Family. Initially, Knox acted in kind to Ray, due to their past as members of Aces & Eights in Impact Wrestling. However, after some friendly exchanges, Knox's demeanor changed to being hostile, calling Ray out for being selfish and leaving him high and dry in Impact. Ray tried to defuse the situation peacefully, but Knox and VSK attacked him before putting him through a table. For the next several weeks, Knox would continue to disparage Bully Ray's name, while claiming to see Ray everywhere he goes. During an appearance on Busted Open Radio on July 21, NWA President Billy Corgan announced that Ray will make his NWA in-ring debut against Knox in a tables match on Night 1 of NWA 74.On the July 26 "EmPowerrred" edition of Powerrr, Taya Valkyrie defeated KiLynn King to become the number one contender to the NWA World Women's Championship. Later in the main event, current champion Kamille defeated Chelsea Green to retain the title, with her and Valkyrie facing each other on Night 1 of NWA 74. Earlier that day, the NWA announced the return of the "Burke Invitational" - formerly the "NWA Women's' Invitational" - where rising female wrestlers compete in a gauntlet match on Night 1 for the Burke Cup and an Women's World Championship match on Night 2.The following names have been announced as participants:
Samantha Starr (with Baby Doll)
Max The Impaler (with Father James Mitchell)
Natalia MarkovaOn the July 5 episode of Powerrr, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Homicide had an interview with Kyle Davis praising the Morton Family (Kerry and Ricky Morton). Though he gave credit to the father and son, he claimed Kerry still didn't have an "it" factor" to make it in professional wrestling, but still offered him a title shot at NWA 74. The following week saw Kerry respond, talking about how the championship was one held by his father, and that he wanted to uphold the prestige of that title.On the August 2 edition of Powerrr, Cyon, the newest member of Austin Idol's stable Idolmania Sports Management, defeated Rodney Mack in an NWA National Heavyweight Championship number one contender's match, earning him a title shot against champion Jax Dane on Night 1 of NWA 74.On Night 2 of the Crockett Cup, The Hex (Allysin Kay and Marti Belle) defeated Pretty Empowered (Ella Envy and Kenzie Paige) to retain the NWA World Women's Tag Team Championship. The two teams would have a rematch at Alwayz Ready, where Pretty Empowered would win the titles after Envy struck Belle with a low blow. A third match would take place on the July 2 episode of NWA USA, where Pretty Empowered retained due to Envy hitting Kay with one of the title belts. On August 3 after an episode of Busted Open Radio, it was announced that Pretty Empowered and The Hex will face off one more time for the titles in a Kingshighway Street Fight on Night 2 of NWA 74.At GCW Downward Spiral, Matt Cardona suffered a torn bicep during his match against Blake Christian. The injury forced him to vacate many of the championships he held at the time, including the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, which he was scheduled to defend at Alwayz Ready. On August 5, the NWA announced that Cardona will make his in-ring return on Night 1 of NWA 74, facing an opponent of his choosing.At Alwayz Ready, The Commonwealth Connection (Doug Williams and Harry Smith) won the NWA World Tag Team Championship from La Rebelión (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf 450). The two would face off in a rematch under Lucha Rules at the following "Knox Out" Powerrr taping, where The Commonwealth Connection retained. After pushing past The OGK (Matt Taven and Mike Bennett) in a rivalry for the past several weeks with assistance from Bestia's father Damián 666, La Rebelión will have one more chance to recapture the titles from The Commonwealth Connection on Night 1 of NWA 74.
Race to The Chase Tournament brackets
1 ^ Tyrus replaces Nick Aldis due to unconfirmed reasons
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