On Saturday June 18, 2016, “The King of Old School” Steve Corino will get his rematch for the NWA World Heavyweight Title that he never received back in 2001, when he squares off with current champion “Godzilla” Jax Dane in the main event of “A Night To Give Back.”
When Corino lost the NWA title back in 2001, he wasn’t even pinned in the match. Shinya Hashimoto, Gary Steele and Corino faced off in a triple threat match, that ultimately saw Hashimoto pin Steele to capture the title. Corino would never get another shot at the title, until now. It will be exactly 5,300 days since Corino has wrestled for the NWA title come June 18, but who is counting?
Corino isn’t taking this opportunity lightly and he is making his intentions well known. Take a look at a tweet he sent out to current champion.
— Steve Corino (@WWECorino) May 24, 2016
Dane didn’t shy away, suggesting an alternative for Corino and let it be known that he fully plans on walking out of the match with belt in tow.
Legendary Former Champs should get a commemorative @NWAWrestling Title. However this bag stays 10+ lbs heavier. Yours Truly, Jax
— Jax "Wilcox" Dane (@TheJaxDane) May 24, 2016
Dane has held the NWA title since August 29, 2015, when he defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan in San Antonio, Texas. The last time the NWA World Heavyweight Title was on the line at a Pro Wrestling Texas event was in May, when Dane sucessfully defended the title against current Inspire Pro Champion “Dirty” Andy Dalton.
While Dane brings the power and strength as well as a plethora of moves, Corino has an arsenal of maneuvers himself and is a crafty veteran who knows his way around the ring. This match will not disappoint and it is going to be one for the ages. Be sure to get your tickets to the event now and make sure you arrive early to get the best seat in the house.
This match will be part of NWA Pro Wrestling Texas’ “A Night To Give Back”, presented by Walk The Path. The event, a benefit for a Hays County family trying to rebuild from a devastating fire that destroyed their home, will take place at Pinballz Kingdom, which is located at 15201 South IH-35 Frontage Road in Buda, Texas.
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