Reclaiming the Glory

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Reclaiming the Glory
Reclaiming the Glory.jpg
Logo for the tournament
Promotion NWA Wrestling
Date June 2, 2007 – September 1, 2007
City (see below)

Reclaiming the Glory was a professional wrestling tournament held between June 2, 2007 and September 1, 2007. Promoted by the National Wrestling Alliance, the tournament was the result of the dissolution of the licensing agreement between the NWA and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. The tournament included 16 international wrestlers fighting to become the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion.[1]

The Tournament[edit]


On May 13, 2007 NWA Executive Director Bob Trobich announced that the NWA was severing all ties with TNA Wrestling leaving the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and the NWA World Tag Team Championship vacant. Shortly after this, the Reclaiming the Glory tournament was announced to crown a new NWA Worlds Champion. 16 Men were chosen to compete in the tournament with matches taking place throughout the National Wrestling Alliance’s members and affiliates as well as selected matches in non-affiliated groups Chikara, New England Championship Wrestling and IWA Puerto Rico.

Lou Thesz Bracket[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals
Canada Glamour Boy Shane
United States Fred Sampson
Fred Sampson
Brent Albright
United States Brent Albright
Japan Osamu Nishimura

Round One


Terry Funk Bracket[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals
United States Pepper Parks
Switzerland Claudio Castagnoli
Claudio Castagnoli
Sicodelico, Jr.
Mexico Sicodelico, Jr.
United States Roughneck Ryan

Round One


Jack Brisco Bracket[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals
United States Bryan Danielson
Canada Nelson Creed
Bryan Danielson
Fergal Devitt
Republic of Ireland Fergal Devitt
Australia Mikey Nicholls

First Round


Harley Race Bracket[edit]

First Round Quarterfinals
United States Damian Wayne
United States Chad Parham
Chad Parham
Adam Pearce
United States Adam Pearce
United States Aaron Aguilera

Round One


The Final Four[edit]

Semi-Finals Finals
Brent Albright W
Claudio Castagnoli
Brent Albright
Adam Pearce1 W
Bryan Danielson W
Adam Pearce

1. ^ Adam Pearce took the place of Bryan Danielson (see below)



NOTE: A week prior to the finals of the tournament, finalist Bryan Danielson suffered a fractured orbital bone in a match with Japanese fighter Takeshi Morishima. As a result, Adam Pearce was reinserted into the tournament and took Danielson’s place in the finals. Danielson, wearing a protective eye patch, did have a hand in the match as the special enforcer to prevent interference from Pearce’s manager C. Edward Vander Pyle. When the assigned referee was knocked unconscious during the match, Danielson took over and counted the pinfall.


Despite the controversial victory, Pearce would go on to a lengthy and successful eleven-month reign as champion before finally losing the title to Brent Albright on August 2, 2008 in New York City. Due to scheduling conflicts, Bryan Danielson never received his shot at the championship.


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