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Crockett Cup (2019)

The Fourth Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament, or more commonly the Crockett Cup (2019), was a professional wrestling tournament, that took place on April 27, 2019, at the Cabarrus Arena in Concord, North Carolina. The eight team single elimination tournament was co-produced by the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and Ring of Honor (ROH). The original Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament was held in 1986, 1987 and 1988 by Jim Crockett Promotions.

Crockett Cup (2019)
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Promotional poster featuring Nick Aldis and Marty Scurll
Promotion
DateApril 27, 2019[1]
CityConcord, North Carolina, U.S.[1]
VenueCabarrus Arena[1]
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Also on the card, Nick Aldis defended the NWA World Heavyweight Championship against Marty Scurll, and the NWA Women's Championship and NWA National Championship were also defended.

ProductionEdit

Other on-screen personnel
Role: Name:
Commentators Jim Cornette
Joe Galli
Tony Schiavone
Ring announcers Cyrus Fees
Referees Earl Hebner
Brian Hebner
Interviewers Jenn Decker

BackgroundEdit

The Jim Crockett Sr. Memorial Cup Tag Team Tournament (commonly known simply as the Crockett Cup) is a tag team professional wrestling tournament first held in April 1986.[2] 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[3] and 1988,[4] before JCP was sold to Ted Turner later that year.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] The 1986 and 1987 tournaments featured 24 teams,[2][3] while the 1988 version had 22 teams competing.[4] Each tournament was split over 2 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,[2] while the 1987 and 1988 the tournament was spread out over two days instead.[3][4]

In October 2018, during the NWA 70th Anniversary Show, it was announced that the Crockett Cup would be returning in 2019.[8] It was later revealed that the event would take place on April 27, 2019, at Cabarrus Arena in Concord, North Carolina. The event will be co-produced by the NWA and Ring of Honor (ROH).[1]

StorylinesEdit

The event will featured 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 is neither clearly a heel or a face) as they follow a series of tension-building events, which culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches as determined by the promotion.[9]

At the NWA New Years Clash, The War Kings (Crimson and Jax Dane) (with Road Warrior Animal) defeated Caleb Konley and Jay Bradley to become the first team to qualify for the 2019 Crockett Cup.[10] From January 24 to January 26, 2019, Ring of Honor held a 12-team Tag Wars tournament as part of their Road To G1 Supercard tour of Texas. Villain Enterprises (Brody King and PCO) won the three-day tournament by defeating The Kingdom (Vinny Marseglia and TK O'Ryan) in the first round, The Bouncers (Brian Milonas and Beer City Bruiser) and the team of Kenny King and MVP in the second round, and Lifeblood (Juice Robinson and David Finlay) in the finals to earn a spot in the Crockett Cup as well as a match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.[11]

On February 8, 2019 it was announced that ROH partner promotions Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL) out of Mexico, and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) from Japan would also be sending teams for the 2019 Crockett Cup.[12][10]

MatchesEdit

No. Results Stipulations Times[13]
1 Royce Isaacs and Thomas Latimer won by last eliminating The Boys Wild Card tag team battle royal Crockett Cup qualifier 6:40
2 Bandido and Flip Gordon defeated Guerrero Maya Jr. and Stuka Jr. Crockett Cup first round tag team match[14] 12:30
3 Royce Isaacs and Thomas Latimer defeated The War Kings (Crimson and Jax Dane) Crockett Cup first round tag team match[14] 7:50
4 The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) defeated The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) Crockett Cup first round tag team match[14] 6:55
5 Villain Enterprises (Brody King and PCO) defeated Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata Crockett Cup first round tag team match[14] 11:50
6 Allysin Kay defeated Santana Garrett Singles match for the vacant NWA Women's Championship[14] 8:55
7 Royce Isaacs and Thomas Latimer defeated Bandido and Flip Gordon Crockett Cup semifinal tag team match[14] 7:15
8 Villain Enterprises (Brody King and PCO) defeated The Briscoe Brothers (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) by disqualification Crockett Cup semifinal tag team match[14] 9:50
9 Colt Cabana defeated Willie Mack (c) Singles match for the NWA National Championship [14] 8:45
10 Villain Enterprises (Brody King and PCO) defeated Royce Isaacs and Thomas Latimer (with Madusa) Crockett Cup final tag team match for the vacant NWA World Tag Team Championship[14] 6:40
11 Nick Aldis (c) (with Kamille) defeated Marty Scurll by submission Singles match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship[15][14] 23:45
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Crockett Cup bracketsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
         
The Briscoe Brothers
(Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe)
W
The Rock 'n' Roll Express
(Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson)
 
Briscoe Brothers  
Villain Enterprises W
Satoshi Kojima and Yuji Nagata  
Villain Enterprises
(Brody King and PCO)
W
Villain Enterprises W
Isaacs and Latimer  
Flip Gordon and Bandido W
Guerrero Maya Jr. and Stuka Jr.  
Gordon and Bandido  
Isaacs and Latimer W
The War Kings
(Crimson and Jax Dane)
 
Royce Isaacs and Thomas Latimer W

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "NWA partners with Ring of Honor to carry on the history of the Crockett Cup in North Carolina". Ring of Honor. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "1st Annual Crockett Cup". Pro Wrestling History. April 19, 1986. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "2nd Annual Crockett Cup". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "3rd Annual Crockett Cup". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved January 10, 2019.
  5. ^ R.D. Reynolds; Bryan Alvarez (October 1, 2014). Death of WCW, The: 10th Anniversary Edition of the Bestselling Classic - Revised and Expanded. ECW Press. p. 34. ISBN 978-1-77090-642-6.
  6. ^ "Crockett Foundation Cup Tag Team Tournament is One Week Away". The Mid-Atlantic Gateway. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Cawthon, Graham (2013). the History of Professional Wrestling Vol 3:Jim Crockett and the NWA World Title 1983-1989. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ASIN 149480347X.CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link)
  8. ^ "NWA's Crockett Cup tournament to return in 2019". 21 October 2018. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  9. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on November 18, 2013. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  10. ^ a b Johnson, Mike (January 5, 2019). "Quick 1/5 New Year's Clash 'Pop Up' results & notes". Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  11. ^ Knipper, Justin (January 27, 2019). "ROH Road to G1 Supercard San Antonio results: Tag wars finals". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved January 27, 2019.
  12. ^ Currier, Joseph (February 8, 2019). "NJPW and CMLL sending teams to NWA-ROH Crockett Cup". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved February 8, 2019.
  13. ^ Powell, Jason. "NWA Crockett Cup 2019 results: Powell's live review of Nick Aldis vs. Marty Scurll for the NWA Championship, the eight-team Crockett Cup tag team tournament to crown the new NWA Tag Team Champions, Allysin Kay vs. Santana Garrett for the vacant NWA Women's Championship". Pro Wreslting Dot Net. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j MLW Battle Riot II video online, Crockett Cup bracket reveal - 411 Mania.com
  15. ^ National Wrestling Alliance (February 9, 2019). "Breaking Nick Aldis asked Marty Scurll to be his partner for #CrockettCup". Twitter. Retrieved February 10, 2019.

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