The rivalry between Liam Fury and The Young Nats came to a head at IPW Rival Turf, with Fury finally gaining a measure of retribution against Mr Burns.
Fury’s four-person side got the better of Burns’ Team Nats in the annual double-ring “Capture the Flag” spectacular. As a result, Fury will receive the one-on-one match against Burns he has been chasing all year.
With JB Bennett and Mason Daniels sidelined due to injury, all eight competitors began the 2016 Rival Turf signature bout in the ring.
Neither Team Fury nor Team Nats could gain a significant advantage as the match wore on, which led to a series of high-risk dives for momentum.
Bodies began to pile up outside the ring as, one-by-one, each wrestler flung themselves onto friend and foe alike. Everyone eventually returned to the ring but with one notable exception, Liam Fury.
Fury scaled a ladder to the time-keeper’s box, high above the Lynfield Youth and Leisure Centre. By the time anyone had noticed, it was too late – Fury dove from the top of the building and wiped out everyone beneath him with a somersault senton.
Mr Burns crawled from the pile of bodies and attempted to snatch the New Zealand flag from Team Fury’s corner. Fury caught Burns and positioned him in a tree of woe. Fury then placed The Young Nats’ Kyle Lockwood flag in his corner to win the match before nailing Burns with a double-stomp.
Fury’s victory over Team Nats earns him a one-on-one bout with Mr Burns, presumed to take place at IPW September Selection (Saturday, September 3).
IPW Rival Turf Results:
- IPW Championship:
Curt Chaos (c) w/ Miss Rivers def. Brodie Coast and Taylor Adams
- Mitch Gray def. Paul Sayers
- IPW Women’s Championship, Falls Count Anywhere:
Britenay (c) def. Frankie Quinn
- Dal Knox def. “Rufguts” Roddy Gunn
- 2-on-1 Handicap Match:
Reuben de Jong def. The Dapper Agents via disqualification
- Capture the Flag:
Team Fury (Britenay, Brodie Coast, Liam Fury & Liger) def. Team Nats (Charlie Roberts, Curtis Castlewood, Mr Burns & Taylor Adams) w/ Benjamin Keen