Bowie V. Ibarra
It's over a year in and the National Wrestling Alliance keeps chugging along in spite of all the folks and many of my fellow 'marks' who thought the NWA couldn't keep it together long enough. It's clear Tony Brooklyn and Bruce Tharpe are doing what it takes to keep the tradition of not only the NWA alive, but of straight pro-wrestling. The matches are very 'entertaining', but continue to emphasize the wrestling aspect of its sacred grappling tradition.
Recently, NWA - Houston promoted an event featuring the stars of New Japan Pro-Wrestling taking on some of the best on the US NWA scene. 'NWA Invasion 2013' was an outstanding event, and yet another example of how not only the NWA is providing amazing quality pro-wrestling, but yet another sterling example of how pro-wrestling in Texas is alive and well.
Here are some notes on the DVD:
TOP QUALITY PRODUCTION VALUES
The DVD is skillfully put together with amazing graphics from Diet Productions. The video quality exceeds the normal standard for independent pro-wrestling DVD quality. In fact, the production values eclipse ROH DVDs that I've seen.
WEIRD TO SAY, BUT ADVERTISEMENTS
Between each match is a professional advertisement for sponsors for NWA Houston. I don't know about you, but I'm very happy to see that. It shows that NWA Houston has a pretty nice budget and are taking care of the wrestlers, in my opinion. It's very smart, and shows the NWA knows how good businesses are run.
OUTSTANDING CARD OF THE BEST FROM JAPAN, TEXAS, AND ACROSS THE US
Look at this card:
TEACHER VS. STUDENT MATCH
Lou Marconi vs. Raymond Rowe
'The Sons of Texas' Cowboy Claxton/Alex Reigns
'The Lords of Chaos' Damien Wayne/Lance Erikson
INTERNATIONAL TAG MATCHUP
'Kingz of the Underground' Scot Summers/Ryan Genesis
Jax Dane vs. Michael Tarver
WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
Jushin 'Thunder' Liger/Hiroyoshi Tenzan
'Killer Elite Squad' Lance Hoyt/Davey Boy Smith, Jr.
WORLD JUNIOR HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Chase Owens vs. Jason Kincaid
NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Rob Conway vs. Byron Wilcott
THE TEXAS FANS
One of the best parts of this DVD is listening to the fans and hearing how much they are into the matches. As a Texas fan, I know how much we let ourselves get into the matches and how much fun can be had at these events. I've seen some other DVD's where it seems like the fans are sitting on their hands. But this is a lively crowd, including a hilarious group 'Thank You' every time the ringside timekeeper gives the current minutes of the match. The 'over here' chant during the Jr. Heavyweight Belt retirement ceremony was pretty funny as well.
From the first match to the end, the wrestlers competing on the card deliver when it comes to great wrestling.
In short, the NWA Invasion DVD is a great souvenir of this historic event that emphasizes outstanding wrestling in the tradition of the National Wrestling Alliance. It is completely ZombieBloodFights.com approved. If you're a fan
Get your copy of this outstanding DVD today here.
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BOWIE V. IBARRA is the author of the 'Down the Road' zombie horror series from Permuted Press and Simon and Schuster. His latest story, 'Tejano Star and the Vengeance of Chaplain Skull' is a Tex-Mexploitation superhero story in the tradition of 'Machete' and 'Black Dynamite'. Get it in paperback or Kindle today.