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This Week in HWA History: August 13th - 19th
Hello and welcome to another week in HWA history! This week chronicles August 13th - 19th. There’s a fun match of the week, a handful of title changes and some really interesting historical results.
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Match of the Week
This week’s match comes to us from the Sorg Opera House in 2010 as Jon Moxley squares off against Ron Mathis on the August 18, 2010 “A Fight at the Opera”, which was a series of weekly shows HWA ran at the Sorg. These shows were never professionally filmed (at least to my knowledge) so handheld footage like this is the best that’s currently available.
*August 17, 2004 (HWA Main Event TV Taping in Cincinnati, OH) - Lotus & Crazy J defeats HWA Tag Team Champions Benjamin Kimera & Shawn Osbourne to win the titles
*August 17, 2004 (HWA Main Event TV Taping in Cincinnati, OH) - Tack beats HWA Television Champion Rory Fox to win the title
*August 18, 2001 (HWA Live Event in Moraine, OH) - Race Steele defeats HWA Heavyweight Champion Nick Dinsmore to win the title
*August 19, 2006 (HWA Live Event in Dayton, OH) - JT Stahr defeats Dr. Bones to win the vacant HWA TV Title
August 14, 2001 - HWA Showcase - HWA Arena in Cincinnati, OH
* Chad Collyer def. Bo Lewis
* Shark Boy def. Crypt Kauldron
* The Island Boys def. Bennie the Bookie & Alex Pettu
* Cody Hawk & Lance Cade def. Gotti & Suicide Kid
* Steve Bradley def. Tony B.
* Human Time Bomb & Ash Parker def. Evan Karagias & Shannon Moore by DQ
* Race Steele def. Nigel McGuinness
* Matt Stryker def. Pepper Parks by DQ
* The Haas Brothers (Charlie & Russ) def. The A-Squad (Chet Jablonski & Dean Jablonski)
August 14, 2004 - HWA Unbreakable - Red Barn Flea Market in Batavia, OH
* Shawn Osbourne def. Tack in the first round of the HWA Heavyweight Title #1 Contenders tournament
* Matt Stryker def. JT Stahr in the first round of the HWA Heavyweight Title #1 Contenders tournament
* Cody Hawk def. TJ Dalton in the first round of the HWA Heavyweight Title #1 Contenders tournament
* Nigel McGuinness def. Matt Dillinger in the first round of the HWA Heavyweight Title #1 Contenders tournament
* Lotus & Crazy J def. Ala Hussein & Bull Pain
* Shawn Osbourne def. Nigel McGuinness in the semi-finals of the HWA Heavyweight Title #1 Contenders tournament
* Matt Stryker def. Cody Hawk in the semi-finals of the HWA Heavyweight Title #1 Contenders tournament
* Kara Kildare won a four-way match
* Matt Stryker def. Shawn Osbourne in the finals of the HWA Heavyweight Title #1 Contenders tournament.
August 15, 1998 - Hamilton, OH
* Chad Collyer & Shark Boy def. Bobby Kane & Tarek the Great
August 16, 2011 - HWA Adrenaline - Great Miami Event Center in Hamilton, OH
* Jesse Emerson def. Lightning Tim Lutz
* Remi Wilkins def. Jerry Andrews
* Nick Cutler def. Mitch Magnus
* Tripp Cassidy def. Clark Konnor
* Chris Hall def. Jesse Emerson by DQ
* HWA American Luchacore Champion Dave Crist fought Dustin Rayz to a 30-minute time limit draw
August 17, 2004 - Main Event TV Tapings - HWA Arena in Cincinnati, OH
* Quinten Lee def. Deuce
* El Temor def. J-Rocc
* Tack def. HWA Television Champion Rory Fox to win the title
* Lotus & Crazy J def. HWA Tag Team Champions Benjamin Kimera & Shawn Osbourne to win the titles
August 18, 2001 - Moraine, OH
* Human Time Bomb & Shark Boy def. Kwee Wee & Gotti
* Race Steele def. HWA Heavyweight Champion Nick Dinsmore to win the title
August 18, 2010 - HWA A Fight at the Opera - Sorg Opera House in Middletown, OH
* Eric Trice (w/ Andre Davis) def. Jon Murray
* American Kickboxer II def. Jake Omen
* Jesse Emerson def. Dylan Bostic
* The Noble Bloods (Chadwick Cruise & Matthew Taylor) def. Chris Hall & Kyle Haven
* Jon Moxley def. Ron Mathis
* Irish Airborne (Dave & Jake Crist) def. Aaron Xtreme & Dustin Rayz
* Sid Fabulous def. Jeremy Madrox in a Hair vs. Mustache Match
August 19, 2005 - HWA Aggression 2005 - HWA Arena in Cincinnati, OH
* Brad Smith, Alan Wasylychyn and Ganger fought to a no contest in a Three Way Match when Shawn Osbourne interfered and attacked two of the participants with the third one retreating to the locker room.
* Whack Plus (Brian Jennings & Dr. Bones) def. Indiana Kid Jr. & Mace Steele
* Hellena Heavenly def. Kara Kildare
* Rory Fox def. Shawn Osbourne in a Loser Leaves HWA match
* HWA Television Champion Lotus def. Tack
* Cody Hawk & Chad Collyer def. Matt Stryker & Viper. During the match, Collyer turned on Hawk. Special referee Pepper Parks then turned on Stryker with a super kick allowing Cody to score the win. Due to pre-match stipulations, Hawk won a title shot against Matt Stryker on the September 23rd show.
August 19, 2009 - HWA A Fight at the Opera - Sorg Opera House in Middletown, OH
* Dameon Daniels def. Aaron Xtreme
* Jon Moxley def. The Panther
* The Love Connection (Matt Taylor & Chad Cruise) (w/ Shawn Bond) def. Dave Crist & V-Rad
* Aaron Williams def. Ron Mathis
* King Vu (w/ Shawn Bond) def. Brian Beech
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