Shane & Shannon Ballard will challenge for the NWA Western States Tag Team Championship on January 6, 2017 in Santa Maria, California at NWA Vendetta Pro Wrestling’s first event of the year, Reflexion 2017.
The question is, which team will they face?
At a recent World Wonder Ring Stardom event in Japan, the reigning NWA Western States Tag Team Champions, The Twisted Sisterz, accepted a challenge made by two members of Io Shirai’s “Queen’s Quest” faction, Momo Watanabe & HZK (pronounced Hazuki), for their NWA Western States Tag Team titles. As provisional control of the titles have been granted to Stardom by NWA Vendetta Pro, the match has been authorized and will take place on December 22, 2016 at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
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In the event that Watanabe & HZK are successful, they will have conquered both sides of the Pacific, with Io Shirai in her second reign as World of Stardom Champion. However, in order to win the titles, they must defeat the first women’s team to win any version of the NWA Western States Tag Team Championship. The Twisted Sisterz–Holidead & Thunder Rosa–defeated the team of Alexander G. Bernard and Jimi Mayhem at NWA Vendetta Pro’s “September To Remember VII” event in Santa Maria, California, and they also have a successful title defense against the team of El Mariachi Loco and former NWA Vendetta Pro Heavyweight Champion Little Cholo at Sabotage Wrestling’s debut event in Covina, California back on October 7, 2016.
Momo Watanabe & HZK have the opportunity to make history, potentially becoming the second women’s team event to hold the NWA Western States Tag Team titles–while defeating the first team in the process–and becoming the first team to win them in Japan. The Twisted Sisterz have the opportunity to make even more history with a successful NWA Western States Tag Team title defense in Japan.
Either way, history will be made on December 22, 2016 in Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. The winners will face Shane & Shannon Ballard on January 6, 2017 in Santa Maria, California!