|Altered Reality III|
Altered Reality III was the biggest e-wrestling pay-per-view of 2006 for Lords of Pain Wrestling (then known as the Psychotic Wrestling Alliance). The annual event took place at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana on November 1, 2006.
The pay-per-view showcased the federation's two brands, Schizophrenia and Pyromania, battling against each other in a series of matches to determine who was the superior brand. The main event was headlined by each brand's World champion fighting the other for the Martinez Cup, the highest accomplishment to achieve in the promotion.
The previous year at Altered Reality II, Schizophrenia was just one match short of sweeping Pyromania in the cross-brand extravaganza. Since that time, Pyromania had grown by leaps and bounds. Under the leadership of the mega-popular Jaro, who reigned as the brand's International Heavyweight Champion, Pyromania pledged to unite and defeat its Schizophrenia counter-part for ultimate bragging rights at the cross-brand pay-per-view. Jaro was set to face Pen, Schizo's newly crowned World Heavyweight Champion, for the second-ever Martinez Cup and for Pen's World title as Jaro's reward for winning the 2005 Owner's Cup.
Days before the pay-per-view however, PWA owner Villiano 187 fired Jaro, Robb Larsen, and Showstoppa due to their solicitation of PWA talent for the upstart Full Metal Wrestling promotion. As a result, Jaro was immediately stripped of his title, thus leaving the Martinez Cup in jeopardy. The decision was made by PWA management to appoint D. Hammond Samuels as the new International Heavyweight Champion (who had recently lost Schizo’s World Heavyweight Championship to Pen at Schizos Wild). To further add to the pre-match drama, Pen later announced that he would be retiring after the PPV and would vacate the World title.
After all the hoopla surrounding the event had ended, Pen and D. Hammond Samuels finally squared off in the Altered Reality III main event with the Martinez Cup hanging in the balance. After a back-and-forth match, Pen was able to hit the Point Blank Drop and pinned Ham for a second straight time to win the Martinez Cup. In a scenario that could only be dreamed of, Pen would go into retirement holding the World Championship and Martinez Cup, the two richest prizes in PWA history.
In other noteworthy matches, cYnical (Pyromania’s PWA Western States Heritage Champion) defeated The Rabbi (Schizo’s PWA United States Champion) in a Passover Match to determine who was the better mid-card champion. With blood pouring out of both competitors, cYnical won the match after swiping all four turnbuckles with Rabbi’s blood.
In the Schizo versus Pyro tag-team elimination matches, Schizo was victorious in two of the three matches. In the night's opening contest, Pyro’s Team N’itomniskittel defeated The Misfits with Krimson Mask as the sole survivor. Schizo’s Team SoL defeated Team Morpheus with Sick Fixx remaining as the last man standing. In the most controversial ending of the night, Schizo’s Team Al defeated Team Zuma after Al pinned Zuma. But Al didn’t look like the sole survivor after Zuma stabbed his own brother during the post-match celebration.
After all the dust had cleared, Schizophrenia and Pyromania ended in cross-brand tie, winning four matches apiece. But brand pride wouldn't mean much for long. In an announcement that would alter everyone's reality, management announced that the entire roster would be re-drafted at the next PWA event, Homecoming.
|1||Team N'itomniskittel (N'itomniskittel, Retribution, Cyrus, and Krimson Mask) defeated The Misfits (Headbanger, Trey Spruance, Edible, and T.J. Rage)||Schizophrenia vs. Pyromania 4-on-4 Tag Team Elimination match||Krimson Mask forced Headbanger to pass out from the Bloodklot to win the match|
|2||Wevv Mang defeated Sheepster||Finals of 2006 Owner's Cup||Mang pinned Sheepster after he passed out in The Champions Lock figure-four[a]|
|3||King NPD defeated "Sick" Nick||Ladder match||NPD grabbed the suspended contract for future World title shot|
|4||Team Al (Al, Robert Lillehammer, Random, and Eddie Hooper) defeated Team Zuma (Zuma, Sheepster, Styxx, and Tromboner Man)||Schizophrenia vs. Pyromania 4-on-4 Tag Team Elimination match||Al pinned Zuma after cracking him in the face with a Singapore cane to win the match[b]|
|5||Public Enemy #1 (Damion Kross and The Rik) defeated The Sublime and Sockoman, The Syndicate (Stallion and Blackwell), SamYi Song and SFS, and The Payroll (Bobino and Dalby Sound)||Tag Team Turmoil match||The Rik pinned Sockoman with a roll-up to win the match[c]|
|6||Villiano 187 and Cher defeated Wevv Mang and Lou||Tag Team match for Control of PWA||Villiano pinned Lou when he laid down for him|
|7||Team SoL (SoL, White Falcon, Sick Fixx, and X) defeated Team Morpheus (Morpheus, Bloodrose, Spectre, and Soul Reaper)||Schizophrenia vs. Pyromania 4-on-4 Tag Team Elimination match||Fixx pinned Bloodrose with a roll-up to win the match|
|8||Pen (PWA World Heavyweight Champion) defeated D. Hammond Samuels (PWA International Heavyweight Champion)||Martinez Cup match||Pen pinned Samuels after the Point Blank Drop|
- a As a result of winning the Owner's Cup, Wevv Mang recieved a shot at a World title at anytime.
- b After the match, Zuma stabbed his brother Al with a knife.
- c Public Enemy #1 was awarded a future LPW Tag Team Championship match.
|Schizophrenia vs. Pyromania midcard elimination tag match eliminations|
|#||Wrestler||Brand||Eliminated by||Method of elimination|
|1||T.J. Rage||Pyromania||Krimson Mask||Forced to submit to a bearhug|
|2||Edible||Pyromania||Cyrus||Pinned after the Lights Out|
|3||Cyrus||Schizophrenia||Trey Spruance||Pinned after a double-arm DDT|
|4||Trey Spruance||Pyromania||Retribution||Pinned after hitting him with brass knucks|
|5||Retribution||Schizophrenia||Headbanger||Forced to submit to a chokehold|
|6||N'itomniskittel||Schizophrenia||Headbanger||Pinned after a top rope Wicked DDT|
|7||Headbanger||Pyromania||Krimson Mask||Forced to pass out from the Bloodklot|
|Survivor: Krimson Mask|
|Tag Team Turmoil eliminations|
|#||Wrestler||Eliminated by||Method of elimination|
|1||The Payroll (Bobino and Dalby Sound)||SamYi Song and SFS||SamYi pinned Bobino with a roll-up|
|2||SamYi Song and SFS||The Sublime and Sockoman||Sublime pinned SFS with a roll-up|
|3||The Syndicate (Stallion and Blackwell)||The Sublime and Sockoman||Sublime pinned Stallion after hitting the Burning Shore Driver|
|4||The Sublime and Sockoman||Public Enemy #1||The Rik pinned Sockoman with a roll-up|
|Winner: Public Enemy #1 (Damion Kross and The Rik)|
|Schizophrenia vs. Pyromania main event elimination tag match eliminations|
|#||Wrestler||Brand||Eliminated by||Method of elimination|
|1||Soul Reaper||Pyromania||SoL||Pinned after a double-team spike piledriver with Sick Fixx|
|2||Morpheus||Pyromania||White Falcon||Pinned after The Witnesses hit the Leap of Faith|
|3||White Falcon||Pyromania||Bloodrose||Pinned after the Bloodrose Thorn|
|4||SoL||Schizophrenia||Spectre||Pinned SoL after the Spectacle|
|5||Spectre||Pyromania||X||Pinned after an X-Bomb|
|6||X||Schizophrenia||Bloodrose||Pinned after a moonsault|
|7||Bloodrose||Pyromania||Sick Fixx||Pinned with a roll-up|
|Survivor: Sick Fixx|
Match of the Year
|D. Hammond Samuels vs. Pen (Altered Reality III) • DeathCube Match (EndGame) • DeathCube Match (Body Count) • Ken Ryans vs. X (Altered Reality V) • Tromboner Man vs. Drew Michaels (Sacrificial Creed)|