NWA Wildside 6/10/2003 NWA Wildside pulled off a great television taping last night at the NWA Arena in Cornelia, Georgia, featuring two fantastic main events. The first hour main event saw a rejuvenated New Jack lead his team to victory in the most intense, adrenaline pumping, bloody brawl this building has seen in quite some time. But it's probably the postmatch that will be etched in the memories of those that witnessed it. The second half main made for one hell of a great lead into War Games: The Match Beyond at Freedom Fight 2003. This was one of those rare nights when everything was clicking in front of a hot crowd. They did only seven matches with a smaller than usual crew. The less is more philosophy really paid off. (1) Matt Sydal (with Daizee Haze) beat Delirious in 6:32. An impressive debut for these cruiserwieghts from Gateway in St. Louis. It's tough for unknowns to get a response at the Arena, but they won the crowd over with their performances. Delirious is a high energy masked guy. Sydal has a good traditional babyface look. Haze is all of 100 pounds but very athletic. Match opened with fluid rapid-fire matwork. Delirious took a great bump on a monkey flip. Sydal hit a springboard flip dive to the outside. Delirious slipped on the top and came up short on a springboard clothesline. Delirious used the old thumb thrust to the throat. Haze took a bump on a baseball slide by Delirious. Sydal dropped Delirious into a stunner. Delirious came back with stiff chops. Sydal did a standing shooting star press while standing Delirious's back. Delirious bumped Sydal into a crotch shot on the top and hit a running knee. Delirious used a foreign object, which brought Haze up on the apron to complain. Finish was Haze coming off the top to hit a huracanrana followed by Sydal's Dragonrana for the pin. I hope Wildside brings them back. A promo by New Jack with The Boogaloo Crew (Scottie Wrenn & J. C Dazz) was shown on the video screen. It got over great with the live crowd. New Jack reminded the fans that he said he would back. It was time to share in the fun. Time for blood to be rolling down the hill. Jack said they were going to make history by kicking not three, but four asses and they were all going to die in the building tonight. (2) Jeff Lewis beat Murder One & Shadow Jackson (with One Man Posse) via DQ in 3:51. Lewis came out without his scheduled partner, Todd Sexton, to a great pop. Lewis was a one man wrecking crew in the early going. M1 turned it around with a flapjack and used an elbow drop and the Blazing Lariat for near falls. M1 beat Lewis down with hard shots and applied a sleeper. Double clothesline and both men down. Lewis got the best of a fierce back and for the exchange and was going for the Lewis Driver, when One Man Posse leveled him with a superkick. Posse pulled of the hood to reveal Todd Sexton. Cool. I can't wait to hear the explanation for this turn but it was the smart thing to do. Jason Blackman and Slim J rushed to the aid of Lewis. Swingers Inc. (Mikal Adrian & Scott E. Smooth) entered the ring. This was Adrian without the exotic one attitude. He ripped the mic out of Smooth's hand and cut a promo making it clear that was a f'n force to be reckoned with. Adrian said he was the number one monster and the other guy (Mountain) was nothing more than a coward that called in with the flu. "Who gets the flu in June?" Adrian said it must have been a case of the Mikal Adrian flu (This was the first time the Adrian/Mountain match was advertised, but not the first time it was booked. Surely Mountain has surpassed Jesse Taylor's Wildside record for no-shows by now.) Adrian challenged the promotion and the NWA at large to find someone to take him on. There was no taker on this night. Adrian said Swingers were a joke when they came into Wildside but not anymore. "Come get some. I will leave you laying where you're standing and 911 will not be able to do a thing about it." (3) The Impact (Scott Cage & Kaos) beat Don Juan & Scott E. Smooth in 4:15. Smooth, "the boy wonder himself," said he was pissed off too. Good pop for Impact's entrance. Cage was on fire, until Juan hit a couple of clotheslines and made the tag. Impact owned Smooth. Nicely executed double hiptoss slam. Kaos hit a spinebuster on Smooth, but Juan had made a blind tag and took over. They did the thing where the heels locked hands in an attempt to block a sunset flip and ref Speedy Nelson kicked them apart and counted. Hadn't seen that one in a while. Kaos knocked Juan over the top with a forearm shot and decapitated Smooth with a lariat to set up the finish. Cage hit a picture perfect blockbuster for the pin. Convincing win for Impact. (4) New Jack & The BoogaLoo Crew (Scottie Wrenn & J. C. Dazz) beat Getz Enterprises (Tank & Bulldog Raines & Jason Dobbins) (with Al Getz & Chad Dobbins) in a Lights Out Street Fight (6:15). This was what a non-sanctioned streetfight was meant to be. All out, off the hook action from beginning to end. Just the right length so that the intensity never let up for an instant. They cranked up Jack's music and it was on. Jack brought his shopping cart of plunder to ringside and started tossing stuff into the ring. Wrenn & Dazz had their special edition BLC chair. Only one of the Dobbins Brothers was supposedly "unsuspended" for the match, but both were involved. Not that it mattered. The stop sign seemed to be the weapon of choice. Three way juice. Jason used a barbed wire baseball bat on New Jack to bust him open. Bulldog Raines hit a mad gusher. Wrenn sliced Tank open with the barbed wire bat. Wrenn slammed Jason into the rail about a foot away from my face. New Jack whipped somebody's crotch with a chain. At 5 minutes in, Dazz actually used a wrestling move, a leg lariat on Tank. Wrenn nailed Tank with a Yakuza kick. Dazz hit a top rope Dazzinator on Tank and both BLC pinned him. Postmatch was wilder yet. Getz took a Jim Cornette flying bump on the floor after a shot from Jack. Jack laid Getz out on a table at ringside and came off the top, but Dobbins Brothers pulled Getz to safety and Jack went through the table feet first. Dobbins gave Dazz a couple of double chokeslams. Tank put Wrenn out with what might have been a rag soaked in ether. The heels tied up the BLC's hands and carried them out the back door. They picked up the action on the video screen. Getz Enterprises were dumping BLC into the back of a pick up truck. Fans started pouring out of the building. New Jack started to give chase. It looked like one of those deals where he was going to be left in the dust, when suddenly Jack grabbed onto the freaking tailpipe. Jack was dragged across the parking lot and dropped into the mud as the pickup pulled away. A slew of workers scraped New Jack up off the parking lot and helped into the building. The crowd was buzzing as the call came for intermission.