On December 4th, NWA presents Hard Times 2 live, from the GPB Studios in Atlanta, on FITE TV. Already announced are two matches from the lineup and both are with titles on the line. The first one is for NWA World Women’s Championship where Kamille defends her title against Melina and for the NWA World Television Championship when the reigning champion Tyrus w/ Austin Idol faces off Cyon.
Since the September 7 episode of Power, an NWA World Tag Team Championship Eliminator tournament has been taking place, with the winners getting a shot against champions La Rebelión (Bestia 666 and Mecha Wolf 450) at Hard Times. The finals took place on the November 16 episode of PowerrrSurge, where The End (Odinson and Parrow) defeated Hawx Aerie (Luke Hawx and PJ Hawx) to advance to Hard Times.
After NWA By Any Means Necessary, NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Trevor Murdoch was having a fan photoshoot inside a steel cage. However, the session was soon interrupted when Mike Knox appeared and attacked Murdoch, locking him and himself in the cage before battering him with a steel chair. He later would hold up the title over a crowd of wrestlers and NWA President Billy Corgan, making his title intentions clear.
On November 11, Knox sent in a video, not seeing him as a true champion and that he’s not half the man that his mentor Harley Race ever was. He eventually announced that he would make an appearance at Hard Times. Two days later, Murdoch sent a response to Knox and demanded Billy Corgan and the NWA Board of Directors make a title match between him and Knox at Hard Times. The match would finally be set by the NWA on November 15 for the main event of Hard Times.
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