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Dory Funk Jr to appear at NWA Houston event featuring world title match

On January 25, NWA Houston kicks off the new year with a world title match and an appearance by NWA and Texas legend Dory Funk Jr.
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The first NWA Houston event of 2014 is scheduled for January 25, and it is already shaping up to be a historic night. What better way to kick off the new year than with a World Women's Championship match and an appearance from an NWA legend?

Headlining the card will be current NWA World Women's Champion Kacee Carlisle, as she defends her gold against Barbi Hayden. This is the third match between these two, where Kacee has been victorious on both previous occasions. On January 25, they will do battle again and the winner will be presented with a brand new NWA World Women's Championship from NWA and Texas legend Dory Funk Jr. Can Kacee pull off the hat trick and go 3-0 against one of her toughest challengers, or will Barbi pull off the upset in Cypress? Dory is a true wrestling legend, both in Texas as well as the NWA. It will no doubt be an honor for either lady to receive a new title from him after their match.

Another title will be on the line, as "Addictive and Expensive" Byron Wilcott will put the NWA Lone Star Heavyweight Title on the line against Ryan Genesis. Wilcott has been on a hot streak lately, having injured Raymond "Death" Rowe, and picking up some impressive victories recently. But Genesis is ready for the challenge, warning Wilcott to bring his A-game because he plans on adding a huge jewel to the resume of the Kingz of the Underground. Expect this one to get brutal early on, as these two go to war over the NWA Lone Star Championship.

Also, the NWA Lone Star Tag Team Titles will be defended, as The Sons of Texas (Alex Reigns and James Claxton) put the gold up against Real America (Chaz Taylor and Hambone). Over the last few months, Chaz and Hambone have been dealing with Dan Manson and Jodan, and their efforts in that feud have earned them a shot at the roughneck champions and their titles. The Sons feel that Chaz is well past his time to become a champion, but he hasn't missed a step over the last few months and is determined to show the champions that he and Hambone are deserving of this shot. Both teams have their own fan following, so it will be interesting to see if this match stays clean or if we will see any surprises from either side.

NWA Houston has been giving fans a first-look at several talents over the last few months. Last month, we saw "Notorious" Shane Taylor make an explosive debut, overpowering a two-on-one handicap match. This month, fans will get their first look at a pair of ladies, as Jessica "Powerhouse" Hill and "Hollywood" Heather will step into the ring and show their stuff at the Cypress VFW. Both ladies are excited about this opportunity and are ready to make an impact in the ring.

In addition to those matches, Jax Dane will make an appearance as well. Fresh off a trip back from Japan, Jax returns still one-half of the NWA World Tag Team Champions. Aside from him, fans will also see Scot Summers, Shane Tayor as well as Jasper Davis. After being named the #1 Contender to the NWA Lone Star Heavyweight Championship in December, Davis has been as obnoxious as ever. NWA management have noted that Davis has called their offices nearly every day trying to schedule a match against the Lone Star Heavyweight Champion.

All of that will go down at the Cypress VFW, located at 21902 Northwest Freeway (Highway 290). Ticket prices have been dropped to celebrate the new year and are set at the following prices:

  • $15 for front row - this price is set for all adults and kids front row tickets. Only 50 of these tickets are available for each event, and you can purchase them in advance by clicking HERE. Front row ticket holders who arrive between 6:30-7:30 P.M. will have the opportunity for a very special meet and greet with NWA Legend Dory Funk Jr.
  • $10 for adult general admission
  • $5 for children 12 and under Several events last year were standing room only, and waiting until the day of the show to get your ticket does not necessarily guarantee you a seat. NWA Houston highly encourages you to purchase advance tickets to lock in your seat for a great night of NWA wrestling action.

Every month, NWA Houston makes sure to thank the sponsors that help make their events possible. They would also like to thank them here as well:

  • Walker Texas Lawyer
  • Ransco Irrigation Inc.
  • Transtar Federal Credit Union
  • Jim Pruett's Guns and Ammo
  • Kim's Korner Antiques
  • Diet Productions
  • Through Our Lens Photography

For more information about NWA Houston, make sure to check out their official Facebook page. Also, don't forget to "like" the Houston Pro Wrestling Examiner on Facebook as well as follow along on Twitter.

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