By Katie Catwalk | January 2, 2135
In a press release from the NDW head office in Chicago, IL, The Last Knight and “Black and Blue” Bob Hagar have announced that all NDW Championships must be relinquished by the current titleholders. This decision was not expected as many titles were defended over the weekend. The press release also contained information regarding how new champions would be crowned. Here is a summary of the release.
Forty members of the male roster will be competing in a series of qualifying matches over the weekend to determine the field for the NDW Dimensional Championship. Winners of the qualifying matches will compete in two separate round-robin tournament pods. There is a Chicago Pod and a Paris Pod, with the tournaments being held in those respective cities.
A point system has been created to determine the pod winners. Two points will be awarded to the winners of each match if the match is won by pinfall or submission. If the match is won by count-out or disqualification, the winner will be awarded one point. No points are given to the loser in any match. Whichever wrestler has the most points at the end of each round-robin will go on to the NDW Championship match at a later super card.
The NDW Cornerstone Championship will be awarded to the winner of the Gary Atkinson Memorial Tournament at April 24th’s super card. The top eight point holders, who did not win their pod, from the round-robin tournaments will be added to a seated tournament. These eight men will compete in a one-night, single-elimination tournament to not only win the coveted “Birdie” trophy, which can be cashed in for a Dimensional Championship opportunity, but will also be named the NDW Cornerstone Champion. This makes qualifying for the round-robin tournaments vitally important, as the two singles championships will be decided based on the points awarded during these matches.
The PWOTG Championship will be the first championship to be decided. NDW Luck of the Draw will take place on Sunday, January 30. The event will consist of one gauntlet match featuring the entire PWOTG roster. There are currently 15 women on the roster, and the entry order will be determined by a random drawing. For this unique gauntlet match, there will be no count-outs or disqualifications. This event will be replacing the Heroic Gauntlet event in 2135.
According to the press release, there are not currently any scheduled plans for the NDW Tag-Team Championship. The report stated that too many members of the tag-team division are also competing for the other three championships. The tag-team division has been put on hold until further notice.
Both The Last Knight and “Black and Blue” Hagar could not be reached for comment. However, many of the wrestlers could, but every one of their answers were, “I have no comment on the situation.”
Stay tuned to Dimensional Disclosure throughout the coming days as more developments on this story are made available.