On a special edition Friday episode of NWA Powerrr, Pope defended the NWA World Television Championship against Tyrus. This match marked Pope’s seventh title defense; if he succeeded, he would be able to go on to challenge for the NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship, currently held by Nick Aldis. However, this wasn’t meant to be for the charismatic, steadfast Pope. In the main event of the show, Tyrus put an end to the titleholder’s hopes and dreams, becoming the new NWA World Television Champion in the process.
A new @nwa World Television Champion!
— NWA (@nwa) August 6, 2021
Tyrus Wins NWA World Television Championship
The match approached its conclusion when the referee was knocked out. This was courtesy of an Elijah Express by Pope to Tyrus, the latter of whom inadvertently hit the official. With said official temporarily unconscious, Tyrus’s manager, Austin Idol, hit the ring. Pope attempted a pinfall, but as he did so, Idol attacked him from behind. Pope quickly disposed of the legend, but this gave the challenger enough time to execute a corner splash on the champion. Tyrus executed the Heart Punch, and once Idol revived the referee, the pinfall was made; we had a new NWA World Television Champion. Post-match, the new champion took to the mic, saying that “the gap has been filled.”
With this victory, Tyrus has held singles gold for the first time since 2014. In Pennsylvania Premiere Wrestling, he defeated Tommy Suede for the PPW Heavyweight Championship. Tyrus’s reign would last a total of 35 days before the belt was rendered vacant that same year. With a new NWA World Television Championship in the mix, who will be the first to step up? Tune into NWA Powerrr, every Tuesday at 6:05 PM EST, to find out.
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