(fantasy) UWA Champions Challenge New Year's Special, 1/1/22

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Dec 30, 2021, 11:28:23 AM12/30/21
This week's show is a studio show honoring the best of 2021. Ian Riccoboni & Excalibur are the hosts.

Wrestler of The Year: Kenny Omega.
Tag Team of The Year: Imperium.
Woman of The Year: Bianca Belair.
Match of The Year: Bryan Danielson vs. Adam Page (Dynamite, December 15).
Feud of The Year: Cameron Grimes vs. LA Knight.
Newcomer of The Year: Bron Breakker.
Most Improved Wrestler: Carmelo Hayes.
Least Improved Wrestler: Austin Theory.

3 matches were taped, all re-matches from the 12/29 Dynamite at Jacksonville:

TBS Tournament semi-finals: Jade Cargill def. Thunder Rosa in 11:30. Cargill was disqualified off-air for Mercedes Martinez's interference, and the former champion, along with the man who hired her to interfere, Mark Sterling, are banned from ringside in the rematch. Cargill won clean with Jaded (Glam Slam). Tony Khan was on commentary, and stated they had to do the rematch because of Sterling's actions, blaming the manager.

Khan then announced that it would be reDRagon vs. Best Friends in a straight tag match, but no outside interference will be allowed. Adam Cole has his issues with the Young Bucks, who interfered on Wednesday, and all three are banned for the rematch.

Eddie Kingston & Proud 'n' Powerful def. 2.0 & Daniel Garcia in 16:20. Matt Lee was cited for a leverage violation on Wednesday, resulting in a reverse decision DQ off-air. Ortiz pinned Lee after the Street Sweeper.

Best Friends def. reDRagon in 18:40 when Trent Berretta pinned Kyle O'Reilly after Strong Zero. Cole was on commentary, and said that the Bucks insisted on coming down to ringside against orders, and that he'll settle things with them and Brandon Cutler in due time.

Khan then announced that next week, it'll be the Bucks vs. Best Friends, while reDRagon faces Proud 'n' Powerful. Neither team can help the other. It's part of a Gold Rush tag team tournament, with the winners to face the Viking Raiders at Valentine Blast on February 12. The full field:

Bucks-Best Friends.
reDRagon-Proud 'n' Powerful.
FTR vs. Street Profits.
Good Brothers vs. Usos.
New Day vs. 2.0.
Imperium vs. MSK.
Lucha Brothers vs. Men of The Year.
Dirty Dawgs (Ziggler & Roode) vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio.
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