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Wade Barrett joins NWA commentary team, updated Into the Fire card

The NWA has announced who will be replacing Jim Cornette on their commentary team.

At the end of tonight's NWA Power episode, it was revealed that Stu Bennett (formerly known as Wade Barrett in WWE) will be joining the NWA commentary team at Into the Fire. He'll be calling the pay-per-view with Joe Galli.

This week's Power was the show's season one finale, with new episodes set to resume on December 17. It was the last appearance by Cornette, who resigned from the NWA after the offensive comment he made on commentary on the Power episode that aired two weeks ago.

Into the Fire is taking place at GPB Studios in Atlanta on Saturday, December 14 and will be available via Fite TV. Two new title matches have been confirmed for the PPV. New NWA Tag Team Champions The Rock 'n' Roll Express will defend their titles against The Wild Cards, while Colt Cabana will defend his National Championship in a triple threat match against Aron Stevens and Ricky Starks.

The build to Nick Aldis and James Storm's two-out-of-three falls NWA title match continued on tonight's Power. It was set up that Aldis and Storm could each choose a referee for one of the falls. Storm chose Brian Hebner, while Aldis chose former NWA World Champion Tim Storm. Aldis also said that his manager Kamille would have the night off at Into the Fire.

Here's the updated card for the PPV:

  • NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Nick Aldis defending against James Storm in a two-out-of-three falls match
  • NWA Tag Team Champions The Rock 'n' Roll Express (Ricky Morton & Robert Gibson) defending against The Wild Cards (Thomas Latimer & Royce Isaacs) 
  • NWA National Champion Colt Cabana defending against Aron Stevens and Ricky Starks in a triple threat match
  • Allysin Kay & Ashley Vox vs. two members of Melina's stable (Melina, Thunder Rosa & Marti Belle)
  • Eli Drake vs. Ken Anderson
  • Trevor Murdoch vs. The Question Mark