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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Raven Makes First PPV Title Defense This Sunday vs. Abyss

July 13th, 2005 10:57

Nashville, TN (July 13 , 2005) – Is Abyss finally getting the legitimate title shot that he has been twice promised, or is he a pawn in a scheme by James Mitchell to destroy Raven?

There is no doubt that James Mitchell has delivered on his promise to get “The Monster” Abyss his long, overdue shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship at “No Surrender” this Sunday. But Mitchell and Raven have a history in TNA. In one of the bloodiest, goriest moments in TNA History, Vampiro beat Raven in a “hair match” and Vampiro’s then manager, Mitchell used an electric razor to cut Ravens locks in what amounted to a bloody scalping.

Months later, Raven got his revenge in a beat-down on Mitchell that was so severe that he was hospitalized for massive blood loss.

Two weeks ago on iMPACT!, the stakes were raised when Raven stipulated that his first title defense would be a “Dog Collar No Surrender Match,” where he and Abyss would be tethered by a steel chain and victory will come by pin-fall only.

After a lengthy hiatus from TNA, why has James Mitchell returned? Is it to really help “The Monster” Abyss win the NWA Heavyweight Championship or is it a plan, hatched out by months of deliberation, to settle an old score with Raven?

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