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Home arrow NZ Scene arrow 2013 Stories arrow NZWPW: Star picks Shaw at BDTH
NZWPW: Star picks Shaw at BDTH
Written by David Dunn   
Feb 10, 2013 at 12:21 AM

130210_starJC Star retained the He Toa Cup in a hard-hitting battle with James Shaw at Bringing Down the House last night.

Shaw had been denied an NZWPW Championship match by Johnny Idol earlier in the evening, but was given a shot at the He Toa Cup by JC Star in the night's main event.

Star chose Shaw as his opponent because he was the most deserving, he said, and the "best wrestler in New Zealand".

Shaw seemed to live up to Star's praise in the opening moments of the match when he countered a superkick and locked in the Stretch Muffler until Star reached the ropes.

Shaw rolled out of the ring to avoid a second superkick attempt from Star and got into an argument with former friend and NZWPW Champion Johnny Idol, who was watching the bout unfold at ringside.

Shaw took out some of his frustration with Idol on JC Star when he whipped the He Toa Cup holder against the steel ring steps.

Star battled back and dished out a suplex to Shaw in the unprotected entrance way, which almost led to both men being counted out.

A flurry of moves, ending with the Sex Drive, from Star back in the ring put Shaw down for a two-count, but Shaw fired right back with four German suplexes.

Shaw tried to follow up with a DVD but Star landed on his feet and blasted the challenger with a superkick.

After both men took a moment to recover on the mat, Shaw tried for the Stretch Muffler once more. Star had the move scouted this time, and rolled through to set Shaw up in a sharpshooter.

Shaw struggled but could not make it to the ropes and ultimately passed out, forcing the referee to call for the bell.

After the match, Johnny Idol tried to mock Shaw about his loss but ate a superkick from Star.

Subsequently, Idol will defend the NZWPW Championship against Star this Saturday in Newtown.

NZWPW Bringing Down the House Results:

  • Lolli Lane def. Amy St Clere
    St Clere locked Lane in an armbar - the same move she won her debut match with - but Lane rolled through to pull off the Candy Cane pin. St Clere countered with a pinning attempt of her own, but ultimately fell victim to a neckbreaker and second Candy Cane from Lane.

  • Chad Howard w/ The Nerd def. Tuff w/ "Dream Catcher" Phil Woodgate
    Howard blindsided Tuff with an enzuigiri to the back of the head to put him away.

  • NZWPW Tag Team Championship:
    The Circus of Tragedy (c) def. The Flying Burrito Brothers
    Osiris spiked El Mucho Raggo to the mat with a scoop brainbuster to retain the NZWPW tag team titles against "Dream Catcher" Phil Woodgate's handpicked opponents.

  • Nick Silver's Power Play X Open Challenge:
    "Shining" Nick Silver def. The Nerd w/ Chad Howard via referee stoppage

    The Nerd answered Nick Silver's challenge and hoped to hand Silver another loss on the road to Power Play. However, the match was brought to an end when Silver debuted the Magic 8 Ball, a reverse STO, which left The Nerd unable to continue.

  • NZWPW Championship:
    Johnny Idol (c) def. Skull Kid
    After teasing he may select James Shaw, or even Travis Banks as his opponent, Idol selected Skull Kid to challenge him for the NZWPW Championship. Skull Kid took the fight to Idol and proved to be more of a challenge than the champ had hoped for. Eventually, Idol rammed his opponent against an exposed turnbuckle and hastily pinned him with a small package.

  • He Toa Cup:
    JC Star (c) def. James Shaw
    JC Star retained the He Toa Cup after James Shaw passed out while locked in a sharpshooter.
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