Crockett Cup
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PromotionNational Wrestling Alliance
DateMarch 19–20, 2022
CityNashville, Tennessee
VenueNashville Fairgrounds
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The Fifth Annual Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament (also known as the Crockett Cup (2022)), was a professional wrestling tag team tournament produced by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA). The event took place on March 19 and 20, 2022, at the Nashville Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee. It was the sixth iteration of the event, and the first to be held since 2019; the 2020 event had been planned, but was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and no event was scheduled in 2021 because of the lingering pandemic.

Production

Background

The Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament is a tag team tournament first held in April 1986.[1] National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) member Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP), headed by Jim Crockett Jr., hosted the Crockett Cup, held in honor of Crockett's father, JCP founder Jim Crockett Sr. and saw participation of teams from various NWA territories. JCP held the tournament again in 1987[2] and 1988,[3] before JCP was sold to Ted Turner later that year.[4] In July 2017, the Crockett Foundation, with Classic Pro Wrestling, held the "Crockett Foundation Cup Tag Team Tournament" in New Kent, Virginia, which was not affiliated with the NWA. Bobby Fulton, The Barbarian, and The Rock 'n' Roll Express, all former Crockett Cup participants, took part in the event as a link to the original tournaments.[5]

The original concept of the Crockett Cup was a single elimination tag team tournament, with the storyline prize of $1,000,000.00 given to the winning team along with a large trophy.[6] The 1986 and 1987 tournaments featured 24 teams,[1][2] while the 1988 version had 22 teams competing.[3] Each tournament was split over two shows to encompass all 23 tournament matches as well as non-tournament matches; in 1986, JCP held a show in the afternoon and another in the evening,[1] while the 1987 and 1988, the tournament was spread out over two days instead.[2][3]

On January 31, 2022, it was announced that the Crockett Cup would return and would be held in on March 19–20 at the Nashville Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee.[7]

Storylines

The event will feature a number professional wrestling matches with different wrestlers involved in pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines. Wrestlers are portrayed as either heels (those that portray the "bad guys"), faces (the "good guy" characters), or tweeners (characters that are neither clearly a heel or a face) as they follow a series of tension-building events, which culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches as determined by the promotion.[8] The seventh season of the NWA's weekly flagship program, Powerr, featured storylines leading up to the event.

Tournament matches

The main feature of the event is the titular Crockett Cup, a tag team tournament where, in addition to the namesake trophy, the winners will earn a match for the NWA World Tag Team Championship. The tournament will be contested with 16 teams, double the amount of the 2019 event.

The following teams have been announced for the tournament:

In addition, Night 1 on March 19 will feature a four-way match to determine the 16 seed in the tournament. The teams are:

Other matches

During the full card run-down for Hard Times 2, NWA President Billy Corgan announced the return of the NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship, which has been inactive for five years, with the four-way tournament final to determine the new champion taking place on March 20. Matches from the Junior Heavyweight tournament were taped for the NWA's new weekly series, NWA USA. The four way match will feature Austin Aries, Homicide, Darius Lockhart and Colby Corino compete for the vacant World Junior Heavyweight Championship.

At NWA PowerrrTrip, Matt Cardona defeated Trevor Murdoch to win the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship.[9] After the match, he would be confronted by Nick Aldis, the man who Murdoch beat to become the champion. Aldis would enact his rematch clause to face Cardona for the title at the Crockett Cup.[10] On March 1, it was announced that the ambassador for the event, Jeff Jarrett,[11] will also be the special guest referee for the NWA world title match, at the demands of Cardona for an unbiased official.[12]

At NWA 73, Jax Dane attacked his tag team partner Crimson before the latter's hardcore triple threat match with Thom Latimer and Tim Storm, officially dissolving The War Kings.[13] Two weeks later on Powerrr, the former partners participated in a slap fight hosted by then-NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch. However, Dane would soon punch instead of slap Crimson in the face, causing a scuffle between the two.[14] On September 17, at By Any Means Necessary, Dane would defeat Crimson in a Steel Cage match.[15] At PowerrrTrip the following February, Crimson, now going by Anthony Mayweather, defeated Chris Adonis to win the NWA National Championship.[9] On March 4, it was announced that Mayweather will make his first defense of the title against Dane on Night 2 of the Crockett Cup.[16]

Results

Night 1
No. Results[17] Stipulations Times
1P Magic Jake Dumas defeated Captain YUMA (with Danny Deals and Jeremiah Plunkett) by pinfall Singles match 4:44
2P The Bad News Boyz (Brandon Tate and Brent Tate) defeated The Heatseekers (Elliott Russell and Matt Sigmon), The Rip City Shooters (Joshua Bishop and Wes Barkley), and Violence Is Forever (Dominic Garrini and Kevin Ku) by pinfall Four-way tag team match
Play-In Match to determine the 16 seed in the Crockett Cup tournament
9:45
3P The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) defeated The NOW (Hale Collins and Vik Dalishus) by pinfall Crockett Cup first round match 8:21
4 Hawx Aerie (Luke Hawx and PJ Hawx) defeated The End (Odinson and Parrow) by pinfall Crockett Cup first round match 9:20
5 The Cardonas (Mike Knox and VSK) defeated Da Pope and Mims by pinfall Crockett Cup first round match 9:59
6 The Dirty Sexy Boys (Dirty Dango and JTG) defeated Aron Stevens and The Blue Meanie by pinfall Crockett Cup first round match 6:40
7 Gold Rushhh (Jordan Clearwater and Marshe Rockett) (with BLK Jeez and Tyrus) defeated Strictly Business (Chris Adonis and Thom Latimer) by pinfall Crockett Cup first round match 4:18
8 The Commonwealth Connection (Doug Williams and Harry Smith) defeated The Ill Begotten (Alex Taylor and Rush Freeman) (with Jeremiah Plunkett) by pinfall Crockett Cup first round match 6:38
9 La Rebelión (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf) defeated The Bad News Boyz (Brandon Tate and Brent Tate) by pinfall Crockett Cup first round match 8:59
10 The Cardonas (Mike Knox and VSK) defeated The Fixers (Jay Bradley and Wrecking Ball Legursky) by pinfall Crockett Cup quarterfinals tag team match 7:03
11 The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) defeated The Dirty Sexy Boys (Dirty Dango and JTG) by pinfall Crockett Cup quarterfinals tag team match 8:13
12 La Rebelión (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf) defeated PJ Hawx by pinfall Crockett Cup quarterfinals 2-on-1 Handicap match 7:25
13 The Commonwealth Connection (Doug Williams and Harry Smith) defeated Gold Rushhh (Jordan Clearwater and Marshe Rockett) (with BLK Jeez) by submission Crockett Cup quarterfinals tag team match 12:50
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • P – indicates the match took place on the pre-show
Night 2
No. Results[18] Stipulations Times
1P Mims defeated AJ Cazana by pinfall Singles match 9:15
2P Cyon and The OGK (Matt Taven and Mike Bennett) defeated Magic Jake Dumas and The Fixers (Jay Bradley and Wrecking Ball Legursky), and Idolmania Sports Managment (BLK Jeez, Jordan Clearwater, and Marshe Rockett) (with Austin Idol) by pinfall Team War match 11:47
3P PJ Hawx defeated Alex Taylor (with Captain YUMA) by submission Singles match 6:37
4 The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) defeated The Cardonas (Mike Knox and VSK) by pinfall Crockett Cup semifinal tag team match 7:45
5 The Commonwealth Connection (Doug Williams and Harry Smith) defeated La Rebelión (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf) by pinfall Crockett Cup semifinal tag team match 8:58
6 Anthony Mayweather (c) defeated Jax Dane by submission Singles match for the NWA National Championship[16] 10:11
7 Jax Dane defeated Anthony Mayweather (c) by pinfall Singles match for the NWA National Championship
This was Dane's Champions Series cash-in match[16]
0:31
8 The Hex (Allysin Kay and Marti Belle) (c) defeated Pretty Empowered (Ella Envy and Kenzie Paige) by pinfall Tag team match for the NWA World Women's Tag Team Championship[19] 7:09
9 Homicide defeated Austin Aries, Colby Corino, and Darius Lockhart by pinfall Four-way match for the vacant NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship[20] 9:39
10 Kamille (c) defeated Chelsea Green and Kylie Rae by pinfall Three-way match for the NWA World Women's Championship[12] 12:02
11 Tyrus (c) defeated Rodney Mack by pinfall Singles match for the NWA World Television Championship[16] 8:14
12 The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) defeated The Commonwealth Connection (Doug Williams and Harry Smith) by pinfall Crockett Cup final tag team match 13:55
13 Matt Cardona (c) defeated Nick Aldis by disqualification Singles match for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship with Jeff Jarrett as special guest referee[12] 21:11
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • P – indicates the match took place on the pre-show

2022 Crockett Cup tournament brackets

First Round
NWA PowerrrTrip
(February 12)
Crockett Cup
(March 19)
Quarterfinals
March 19
Semifinals
March 20
Final
March 20
            
1 La Rebelión
(Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf)
Pin
16 The Bad News Boyz
(Brandon Tate and Brent Tate)
8:59
La Rebelión Pin
PJ Hawx1 7:25
8 The End
(Odinson and Parrow)
9:20
9 Hawx Aerie
(Luke Hawx and PJ Hawx)
Pin
La Rebelión 8:58
The Commonwealth Connection Pin
5 Strictly Business
(Chris Adonis and Thom Latimer)
4:18
12 Gold Rushhh
(Jordan Clearwater and Marshe Rockett)
Pin
Gold Rushhh 12:50
The Commonwealth Connection Sub
4 The Commonwealth Connection
{Doug Williams and Harry Smith)
Pin
13 The Ill Begotten
(Alex Taylor and Rush Freeman)
6:38
The Commonwealth Connection 13:55
The Briscoe Brothers Pin
6 Matthew Mims and The Pope 9:59
11 The Cardonas
(Mike Knox and VSK)
Pin
The Cardonas Pin
The Fixers 7:03
3 The OGK
(Matt Taven and Mike Bennett)
10:47[9]
14 The Fixers
(Jay Bradley and Wrecking Ball Legursky)
Pin
The Cardonas 7:45
The Briscoe Brothers Pin
7 Aron Stevens and The Blue Meanie2 6:40
10 The Dirty Sexy Boys
(Dirty Dango and JTG)
Pin
The Dirty Sexy Boys 8:13
The Briscoe Brothers Pin
2 The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe)
Pin
15 The NOW
(Hale Collins and Vik Dalishus)
8:21

1 ^ The End attacked Hawx Aerie after their match, giving Luke a concussion. PJ was forced to represent his team alone.
2 ^ JR Kratos was Stevens' original partner before he was replaced by The Blue Meanie.

NWA World Junior Heavyweight Championship Tournament

First Round

Second Round

Final

See also

References

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