Dennis Coralluzzo Invitational
|Dennis Coralluzzo Invitational|
|Promotion||NWA New Jersey|
|Date||September 26, 2009|
|City||Wayne, New Jersey|
The Dennis Coralluzzo Invitational was a professional wrestling memorial event produced by the NWA New Jersey (NWA-NJ) promotion, which took place on September 26, 2009 at the Wayne PAL (Police Athletic League) in Wayne, New Jersey; It was held in honor of Dennis Coralluzzo, a longtime New Jersey wrestling promoter and one-time president of the National Wrestling Alliance, who had died on July 25, 2001 after suffering a fatal stroke. As part of the event, his family were present to accept his posthumous introduction to the NWA Hall of Fame. The event was sponsored by Smash Fight Wear, a mixed martial arts equipment manufacturer, and open to the general public free of charge. Twelve professional wrestling matches were featured on the event's card, with two including championships.
The main event was a standard wrestling match of a tournament final for the NWA New Jersey Television Championship between Crowbar and Judas Young, in which Crowbar won the vacant championship. Other participants included Justin Corino, Monsta Mack, Danny Demanto, Dan Maff, B-Boy and Josh Daniels. Another featured match was The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian & The Warlord) versus The Varsity Club (Baby Hughie & Rob Eckos). The vacant NWA New Jersey Television Tag Team Championship was won by Fire Power (Danny Inferno and Jim Powers) after defeating The Spirit Squad (Kenny and Mikey), and Rik Ratchett beat Biggie Biggs. Other wrestlers such as Afa, Jr., Lance Cade, and Mike Mondo were among those originally scheduled to appear for the memorial show but later had to cancel their appearance.
September 26, 2009 in Wayne, New Jersey (Wayne PAL)
|1||Bandido, Jr. defeated CK Kross||Singles match|
|2||Jumbo defeated Billy Reil||Tag team match|
|3||Fire Power (Danny Inferno and Jim Powers) defeated The Spirit Squad (Kenny and Mikey)||Tag team match for the vacant NWA New Jersey Television Tag Team Championship|
|4||Rik Ratchett defeated Biggie Biggs||Singles match|
|5||The Powers of Pain (The Barbarian and The Warlord) defeated The Varsity Club (Baby Hughie and Rob Eckos)||Tag team match|
|6||Crowbar defeated Justin Corino (with Erik Andretti)||First Round Tournament match|
|7||Judas Young defeated Monsta Mack|
|8||Danny Demanto and Danny Maff fought to a double-disqualification|
|9||B-Boy and Josh Daniels fought to a double-countout|
|10||Dan Maff defeated B-Boy, Danny Demanto and Josh Daniels||Fatal Four Way match; As per the pre-match stipulation, Maff became the number one contender for the NWA New Jersey Television Championship.|
|–||Crowbar received a bye.||Semi-Final Tournament match|
|–||Judas Young received a bye.|
|11||Crowbar defeated Judas Young||Final Tournament match|
(c) - refers to the champion prior to the match
This was a one-night tournament held on September 26, 2009. The tournament brackets were:
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- NWA New Jersey (Producer) (September 26, 2009). NWA-NJ Dennis Coralluzzo Invitational 9/26/09 Wayne, NJ (DVD). Wayne, New Jersey: RF Video.
- Kreikenbohm, Philip. "NWA New Jersey The Dennis Coralluzzo Invitational 2009". Events. Cagematch.de.
- Tanabe, Hisaharu. "2009". Results. NYProWrestling.com.
- National Wrestling Alliance (September 2009). "09/26/09 NWA New Jersey Results". Event Results. NWAwrestling.com.
- Johnson, Mike (July 21, 2009). "Notes & News On Mildred Burke Biography, Justin Credible, Dennis Coralluzo Memorial And More". Event Results. PWInsider.com.
- Csonka, Larry (July 21, 2009). "Various News: Justin Credible's Icon of Wrestling Convention, New Brooke Hogan CD, More". News. 411mania.com.