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Matt Cardona wins NWA World Heavyweight title

Cardona defeated Trevor Murdoch to win the title tonight in Oak Grove, Kentucky.

Matt Cardona is the new NWA World Heavyweight Champion.

Cardona pinned Trevor Murdoch at tonight’s NWA Power Trip tapings in Oak Grove, Kentucky to win the championship for the first time. Footage shows Cardona pinning Murdoch following Cardona’s leg lariat finisher.

Cardona tweeted after he had won the title: “I did it. I am the @nwa World’s Heavyweight Champion!,” posting a picture of himself with the title.

Murdoch’s run with the title ended after 167 days. He defeated Nick Aldis for the championship back at the NWA’s 73rd Anniversary show on August 29th.

The title match, which will air on NWA Power this coming Tuesday, was announced by the NWA last week. The match came after Cardona made his debut at NWA Hard Times 2 back on December 4, attacking Murdoch after he successfully defended the championship against Mike Knox.

Cardona is also a regular for Impact Wrestling, where he is the current Digital Media Champion. He also makes appearances for GCW.