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Home arrow NZ Scene arrow 2013 Stories arrow NZWPW: Newtown doesn't mean new champ
NZWPW: Newtown doesn't mean new champ
Written by David Dunn   
Feb 17, 2013 at 11:41 PM

Johnny Idol remains NZWPW Champion following a victory against Chad Howard at Saturday's Newtown Knockout.

Howard earned the opportunity to replace an injured JC Star in the title bout after he defeated five other men in a battle royal at the beginning of the night.

This, of course, put Howard at a slight disadvantage when facing off against a fresh NZWPW Champion.

Idol soon had the title bout going his way after a brief brawl around the outside of the ring, and began to home in on Howard's midsection with a massive knee (which countered a roaring elbow) and a gutbuster.

The NZWPW Champion continued to grind Howard down with a standing waistlock until the challenger managed to break free and begin to mount a comeback.

Howard once again had his roaring elbow blocked by Idol, but soldiered on and used a northern lights suplex to score a two-count on the champ.

Idol ducked under an enzuigiri from Howard and powered him onto his shoulders for the Mayhem Buster but Howard grabbed onto the top rope in a bid to avoid the move.

Unfortunately for Howard, Idol modified his plan of attack and slammed his challenger on top of the turnbuckle in a unique Mayhem Buster variation.

Howard awkwardly fell to the mat and Idol dove on top of him, placing his feet on the ropes once the referee began to count the pin to ensure he would retain the NZWPW Championship.

"Shining" Nick Silver continued on his path to Power Play X with a win over Paul Sayers, who accepted Silver's open challenge.

Silver dropped Sayers with the Magic 8 Ball (which knocked The Nerd out at last week's Bringing Down the House) but Sayers fired right back at Silver with a powerbomb against an exposed top turnbuckle.

Sayers couldn't keep his momentum up and wiped out attempting a top rope elbow drop.

"Shining" Nick delivered the Silver Lining facebuster to Sayers and covered him for a near fall, before missing a Silver Bullet attempt and suffering a fisherman's suplex from Sayers.

Sayers called for a superplex and positioned Silver on the top turnbuckle but inadvertently left himself open to be picked off with a second Silver Bullet, which led to a Silver victory.

NZWPW Newtown Knockout Results:

  • #1 Contender's Battle Royal:
    Chad Howard def. Axl, El Raggo, El Socko, "Shining" Nick Silver and Skull Kid
  • Fantastic Flea def. Scravenge
  • Nick Silver's Power Play X Open Challenge:
    "Shining" Nick Silver def. Paul Sayers
  • 2-on-1 Handicap Match:
    Axl w/ "Dream Catcher" Phil Woodgate def. El Raggo & El Socko
  • No Contest: Lolli Lane vs. Misty [Special Referee: Amy St Clere]
  • Skull Kid def. Osiris w/ "Dream Catcher" Phil Woodgate
  • NZWPW Championship:
    Johnny Idol (c) def. Chad Howard
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