Written By: Bob Colling
National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #19
From: Nashville, Tennessee
A video promoting the NWA 54th Anniversary show that saw plenty of NWA-TNA wrestlers involved in the show.
– Jorge Estrada won the NWA Eastern Championship.
– Ron Killings defeated Hotstuff Hernandez to retain the NWA-TNA World Championship
– AMW and AJ Styles also competed on the show.
NWA-TNA opening video
Mike Tenay and Don West welcome everyone to the show. Tenay mentions the tournament and two title matches. Tag Team Championships and the X-Division Championship will be defended. Jeff Jarrett takes on Curt Hennig. Brian Lawler faces Syxx Pac. AJ Styles defends the X-Division Championship against rival Jerry Lynn.
A video promoting the Miss TNA match. The attack last week by Mortimer Plumtree on Priscilla is shown. Also, Plumtree spanking Priscilla last week is shown.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Bruce and Lenny Lane. Bruce is sporting some unique high heels. Goldylocks calls Bruce a bitch. Goldylocks thought they broke up. Bruce says that Lane got jealous of the crown. Lane doesn’t say anything. Bruce says that Lane will defend the crown if for some reason he is unable to.
Opening Contest: Jorge Estrada defeated Bruce by count out. Bruce retains the Miss TNA Crown: Lane has a banana with him and proceeds to eat it in a rather different way than most people would. Both men trade roll ups until Estrada connects with a few arm drags and a vertical suplex. Estrada with a hip toss into a neck breaker for a near fall. Priscilla gets on the apron for some reason. Bruce catches Estrada and Lane connects with a dropkick off the middle rope allowing Bruce to get a near fall. Bruce follows up with a scoop slam but can’t put Estrada away. Estrada manages to take Lane over with a northern lights suplex and drop back for a cover on Bruce but only gets a two count. Bruce gouges the eyes of Estrada to regain the advantage. Estrada with a springboard cross body for a near fall but is met with a back elbow from Bruce. Bruce backdrops Estrada to the apron and attempts a sunset flip power bomb. Estrada counters with a hurricanrana on the floor! Bruce comes back with a sunset pin attempt in the ring for a two count. Estrada with a back suplex and a bulldog that has both men down in the ring. Estrada with a couple of clotheslines, backdrop and a scoop slam. Estrada hit’s the rolling fireman’s carry but Bruce blocks a moonsault by getting his knees up. Bruce with a swinging slam that has Estrada land on his midsection. Priscilla enters to attack Bruce for a moment. Estrada dropkicks Bruce to the floor where Lane chases after Priscilla. Estrada with a slingshot dive onto both Lane and Bruce on the floor. Bruce shoves Lane against the guard railing. Bruce chases after Priscilla but slips on Lane’s banana peal. Bruce is unable to make it back to the ring. *
After the match, Estrada gives the crown to Priscilla, but Lane grabs the crown back and simply drops the crown onto Bruce.
Mike Tenay promotes some shows taking place around the country for NWA.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Sonny Siaki. Siaki is whispering something into Goldylocks ear. Siaki says that he is the hottest commodity in all of wrestling. Siaki is the past, present and future for TNA. Siaki is destined to become the NWA-TNA World Champion. “Out with the old and in with the new”. Siaki says that Goldylocks wants him bad, and that it is obvious.
We take a look at the brackets thus far for the number one contender spot for the NWA-TNA World Championship.
Before the next match, BG James cuts a promo on Sonny Siaki saying that Siaki is as sexy as his buttocks. BG says that he can make Siaki or he can break him. BG asks if Siaki likes to dance and tells Siaki that they are going to do the BG Shuffle.
Second Contest: BG James defeated Sonny Siaki in a #1 contenders tournament semi-final match: Siaki attacks BG before the bell with several right hands. BG with several left jabs and a big boot after missing a forearm shot. BG with a clothesline in the corner and several kicks to the midsection of Siaki which gets him a near fall. BG works on the arm of Siaki with a wrist lock. They trade a series of right hands until Siaki trips BG down and drops a few elbows to the knee of BG and follows up with a leg drop to the knee as well. Siaki with a standing leg lock for a few moments. BG battles out and rolls Siaki up but only gets a two count. Siaki dropkicks the knee of BG to regain control. Siaki continues to work on the knee of BG for several moments, really slowing the match down. BG manages to kick Siaki over the top to the floor and soon follows Siaki to the floor. BG rams Siaki face first into the announcers table and apron. BG re-enters the ring but his knee is kicked by Siaki. Siaki again continue to work on the knee of BG. BG misses a clothesline, which allows Siaki to hit a spinning neck breaker. Jerry Lynn comes down to ringside and he distracts Siaki. BG with a forearm smash and drops a knee off the ropes for a near fall. Moments later, BG hits the pump handle slam and picks up the win to advance in the tournament. *
A video highlighting the return of the New Church is shown.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with the NWA-TNA World Tag Team Champions Chris Harris and James Storm. Harris says that they are going to do what they want whenever they want to do it. “We aren’t going to take anymore shit”. Harris says that he hasn’t slept in a week because of what the New Church did to them last week. Harris tells the fans that a little evil runs in his body, too. James Storm asks Jim Mitchell if he thinks he can kill a cowboy. Storm puts himself over as some kind of badass some of a bitch. “You aint seen hell, yet.. Sorry about your damn luck, boys”.
Before the next match, Jim Mitchell calls Harris and Storm girls. Mitchell says that Lee and Slash see him as their personal messiah. Mitchell has made sure that the New Church will have the champions pay for ignorance.
Third Contest: Chris Harris/James Storm defeated the New Church via disqualification to retain the NWA-TNA World Tag Team Championships: Harris and Storm charge the ring and clothesline the challengers to the floor. Harris dives onto Lee as Storm brawls with Slash. Slash rams Storm head first into a chair. Storm with a drop toe hold on Slash sending him face first into the chair as well. Harris and Storm drop Lee chest first across the guard railing. Slash is busted open thanks to Storm. Harris with a running clothesline in the corner on Slash and Storm meets him with a super kick. Harris with a top rope elbow drop for a near fall on Slash. Harris hit’s the Death Sentence on Slash but they do not go for the cover. Lee trips Storm up as he is sent into the ropes and sends Storm hard into the guard railing. Jim Mitchell has a spike and gouges the forehead of Storm. Lee sends Harris into the guard railing. New Church with a side Russian leg sweep/big boot combo on Storm. Storm is busted open as well. New Church with a side slam/forearm drop off the top combo on Storm for a near fall. Slash takes Storm down with a scoop slam and goes up top. Slash misses a somersault splash as Storm managed to move out of the way. Storm manages to tag in Harris who cleans house with left hands. Harris with a running bulldog on Lee and hit’s the Catatonic as well. Slash enters and nails Harris with a chair behind the referees back. Lee covers but Harris manages to kick out. Harris is now busted open as well. Slash is bleeding quite a bit. Harris takes both Lee and Slash down with a clothesline. Storm gets the tag and cleans house with right hands. Mitchell gives Lee the spike and Lee hits both Harris and Storm leading to the disqualification. **½
After the match, the New Church continue to beat down on the champions until security run down. Bob Armstrong makes his way down to ringside. Armstrong just tells them to get to the backstage area.
Mike Tenay and Don West go over what just happened as a girl dances in a cage.
Fourth Contest: Syxx-Pac defeated Brian Lawler in a #1 contenders tournament semi-final match: April is by Lawler’s side this week. Lawler managed to somehow attack Syxx from behind as Syxx made his way down to the ring. Lawler tells April to slap Syxx, but she doesn’t want to. Lawler works on Syxx with right hands. Lawler asks what is up with April before going back to work on Syxx. Syxx takes several right hands but they appear to just make him angry. Lawler chokes Syxx for a few moments. Syxx with right hands of his own until Lawler pokes Syxx in the eyes and follows up with a neck breaker. Lawler again wants April to slap Syxx but she will not to it. Syxx with a spinning back kick that sends Lawler off the apron to the floor. Syxx with more right hands but misses one and is rammed into the ring post. Lawler with a clothesline and heads to the top rope. Lawler leaps off and misses the Hip Hop Drop. Syxx with a couple of standing spinning heel kicks. Syxx with a sit down power bomb as well, reversing a hurricanrana attempt. Syxx with the Bronco Buster in the corner. Syxx goes to the floor and makes out with April. Lawler leaps to the floor but is met with a right hand. Lawler manages to connect with a super kick to regain control. Lawler has April get onto the apron but Syxx manages to comeback with the X-Factor to win the match. *¼
After the match, Syxx-Pac leaves the ring with April and they head to the backstage area. Lawler is in the ring and is crying once again. Lawler clutches his chest and passes out. April runs back to the ring to check on Lawler.
Mike Tenay and Don West go over what we just saw as a girl dances in a cage.
Mike Tenay sat down with Ron Killings “a couple of days ago”. Killings tells Tenay that he is the only guy he can trust in TNA. Killings says that Mr. Wrestling III has outsmarted him and that he has a contract for the Mr. Wrestling III guy. Killings has already signed the contract and gives the contract to Tenay. Killings wants Mr. Wrestling III to sign the contract and fight him.
Mike Tenay and Don West go over the contract the recent events between Ron Killings and the mystery Mr. Wrestling III.
Jeff Jarrett’s music hits and Jarrett makes his way down to the ring. Jarrett wants Mike Tenay to enter the ring. Jarrett knows that Killings is at home watching the show. Jarrett believes that Killings is as dumb as Scott Hall, BG James and Curt Hennig have been saying. Jarrett says that for weeks people have been saying he is Mr. Wrestling III. Jarrett says all he has to do it sign the contract to get his title shot. Jarrett looks over the contracts and rips the contract up. Jarrett tells Tenay and NWA that he has waited for twenty weeks to get a title shot. Jarrett says in two weeks from tonight that he will be facing Killings for the title and he will be the new NWA-TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Jarrett is NOT Mr. Wrestling III.
Fifth Contest: Kid Kash defeated Joel Maximo, Jose Maximo, Ace Steel and Tony Mamaluke in a tables elimination match to become the #1 contender to the NWA-TNA X-Division Championship: Mamaluke slides into the ring and attacks Joel before the fifth entrant, Ace Steel can make it to the ring. Jose with a hurricanrana on Steel early on and a body scissors arm drag on Steel as well. Steel with a running dropkick on Jose in the corner sending him to the floor. Joel with a springboard moonsault onto Steel and Jose on the floor. Mamaluke with a top rope cross body onto all three men on the floor. Kid Kash takes all four men out with a double springboard somersault dive on the floor. Kash with a springboard clothesline on Steel in the ring. Steel drives Kash neck first across his knee and follows up with a back suplex. Steel continues his offense with a dropkick off the middle rope on a seated Kash. Joel leaps off the middle rope but Mamaluke locks in a arm bar until Jose enters and breaks up the move. Kash with a nice double springboard hurricanrana on Joel. Kash attempts a hurricanrana on the floor on Joel, but Joel manages to block it and power bombs Kash on the floor. Steel prevents the Spanish Fly from happening on Mamaluke. Mamaluke with a superplex on Jose and locks in a modified front face lock. Steel places a table on top of the top turnbuckle. Mamaluke places Jose on another table in the middle of the ring. Mamaluke and Steel battle on top of the table on the top turnbuckle. Steel plants Mamaluke off the table with a sit out spine buster! Mamaluke drives Steel through a table in the corner with a tornado DDT.
First Elimination: Ace Steel was driven through a table by Tony Mamaluke.
Mamaluke with a sick tornado DDT off the apron onto Joel on the entrance ramp! Mamaluke with a drop toe hold on Kash ramming Kash head first into the table on the floor. Mamaluke sets two tables up on the floor. Kash stops Mamaluke with a couple of boots. Mamaluke is placed on the tables, and Jose leaps off the top rope connecting with a moonsault through the table!
Second Elimination: Tony Mamaluke was driven through a table by Jose Maximo.
Joel takes Kash down with a saito suplex in the ring. Kash with a brain buster driving Joel down across his knee. Kash and Jose trade a series of chops until Kash connects with a fisherman buster across his knee. Kash with a double hurricanrana and dropkick on the SAT. Kash sets up a table on the floor. SAT with a double team ace crusher on Kash to regain control of the match. Kash clotheslines both Maximo Brothers over the top to the floor. Kash sends Jose into the guard railing and throws a chair right in the face of Jose. Kash places Jose on a table and goes to the top but Joel stops Kash. Jose attempts a tornado DDT but Kash blocks it. Kash drives Jose off the top with a hurricanrana and Jose flips onto Joel on the table!
Third/Fourth Eliminations: Maximo Brothers were both driven through a table by Kid Kash. **1/4
After the match, Kid Kash celebrates his win and limps to the backstage area.
A video promoting the Curt Hennig/Jeff Jarrett feud over the past several weeks.
Before the next match, Jeff Jarrett grabs a microphone. Jarrett says that no one has seen Curt Hennig in the building tonight. Jarrett says he was inches away from taking away Hennig’s AWA title when he was nineteen years old. Jarrett puts over that he was the WWF Intercontinental Champion seven times and a four time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. Both, are things Hennig can’t say he was. Jarrett doesn’t blame Hennig for not showing up after the beating he suffered last week.
Sixth Contest: Jeff Jarrett defeated Curt Hennig via disqualification in a #1 contenders tournament semi-final match: Hennig runs out of the crowd, wearing street clothes and works on Jarrett with several right hands. Hennig punts Jarrett in the side and delivers several chops on the floor. They brawl into the crowd where Hennig punches the referee! Hennig chokes Jarrett with his belt. Jarrett hits Hennig with a weak chair shot. Hennig uses a fans crutch and hits Jarrett. Jarrett uses the same crutch to hit Hennig. Hennig whips Jarrett with his belt and chokes Jarrett for a few moments. They trade a series of right hands in the crowd. Hennig with several chair shots. Hennig even whacks the referee with the chair! Hennig sends Jarrett into the ring and hits the Hennig Plex, three times. A third referee comes down to the ring and calls for the bell. The referee has disqualified Curt Hennig. *¼
After the match, several security guys run down and Hennig knocks them all down with right hands.
Mike Tenay and Don West go over what will be seen next week.
A video promoting the long rivalry between AJ Styles and Jerry Lynn is shown.
Main Event: Jerry Lynn defeated AJ Styles to win the NWA-TNA X-Division Championship: They trade wrist locks in the early moments until Styles arm drags Lynn down and taunts the challenger. After some more wrist lock exchanges, Lynn takes Styles down with a arm drag of his own. A series of headlocks by both men to continue a rather slow start to the match. They exchange some missed opportunities and have a stand still. Lynn with a springboard cross body off the middle rope but Styles comes back with a leg trip for a near fall. Styles lands on his feet following a catapult attempt, but Lynn drives Styles down with a clothesline for a near fall. Lynn with a headlock for a few moments. Lynn with a tilt a whirl backbreaker that gets another near fall. Lynn continues his offense with a bow and arrow which Styles gets out of and lands on Lynn for a two count. Lynn drops Styles throat first across the top rope, blocking a head scissors attempt from Styles for a two count. Lynn works on Styles in the corner with several chops. Lynn with a springboard dropkick that sends Styles off the apron to the floor. Styles snaps Lynn throat first across the top rope to regain control of the match. Lynn misses a guillotine leg drop but manages to leg sweep Styles off the apron to the floor. Lynn sends Styles face first into the ring steps. Styles leaps over the guard railing and hits Lynn with a super kick! Lynn comes back dropping Styles throat first across the guard railing as they traded right hands. Styles attempts a springboard off the guard railing but Lynn delivers a knee in midair. Lynn works on Styles in the ring with several right hands that send Styles to the apron. Styles manages to throw Lynn through the middle rope to the floor where Mortimer Plumtree stomps on Lynn. Styles with a baseball slide dropkick that prevents Lynn from entering the ring. Styles slingshots over the top rope and lands on Lynn on the floor with a cross body. Styles covers Lynn in the ring but only gets a two count. Lynn reverses a power bomb attempt with a hurricanrana. Lynn attempts the cradle pile driver but Styles backdrops Lynn over. Styles with a clothesline for a near fall. Styles with a dragon sleeper but lets go as Lynn refuses to give up. Styles attempts the Styles Clash, but Lynn avoids it. Styles manages to lock in a Boston Crab and drags Lynn to the center of the ring before letting go. Styles with a couple of kicks but misses a third attempt. Lynn blocks a hurricanrana with a sit out face buster. Lynn covers but Plumtree is distracting the referee. Styles with a low blow and a springboard reverse DDT for a near fall. Lynn with a right hand out of the corner and follows up with a sit down power bomb. Both men are laying in the ring as the referee begins a count. Lynn with a backdrop off the ropes and several clotheslines. Lynn blocks a tornado DDT and hit’s a northern lights suplex into the corner for a near fall! Lynn rams Styles into Plumtree and plants Styles with the cradle pile driver but only gets a two count! Sonny Siaki is making his way down the ramp way. Lynn with a TKO and covers but Siaki pulls the referee out of the ring. Siaki heads to the back smiling at Lynn. Plumtree has wedged a chair in the corner and Styles drives Lynn head first into the chair. Styles covers but only gets a two count. Styles hits Lynn with the Styles Clash, but Lynn manages to pop his shoulder up! Lynn crotches Styles on the top turnbuckle. Lynn with a superplex and gets a near fall once again. Styles blocks a backslide with a version of a sit down dominator and gets a near fall of his own. Styles attempts the Styles Clash but Lynn counters into a tombstone pile driver, which Styles counters into his own, but Lynn counters again and hit’s the tombstone pile driver. Lynn covers Styles and picks up the win and title! ***¼
My Take: I wasn’t a fan of the opening contest. Opening contest should have been the elimination tables match, in my opinion. Glad to see Lenny Lane back on television, though. I don’t see where this whole Estrada/Bruce angle would be going, so I hope that ends quickly. I do see a possible Bruce/Lane feud in the works, considering what Lane was doing throughout the match.
I really think that Sonny Siaki should have gone over BG James here. BG doesn’t really offer anything to TNA. He is nothing without Billy Gunn, or the name Road Dogg for that matter. Siaki should have won the match and moved on in the tournament. TNA continues to force BG down the fans throat to make him a title contender. That just isn’t going to happen.
New Church/AMW match was the first “good” match of the show. I don’t mind the DQ finish here as it continues the feud. I do hope we get a no disqualification match between the two teams though. I think a match without any restrictions would be entertaining between those two teams.
The quicker the Lawler/April/Syxx angle is over, the better. Lawler is horrible at acting, though I think that was the intent for what happened after the match,. Still, it kind of makes the whole situation into a joke as compared to a serious situation.
Glad to see Kid Kash win the tables match. Of the five guys in the match, Kash has the most to offer to TNA. I can see Kid Kash becoming a “top dog” in TNA in a few months.
For what it was, Jeff Jarrett/Curt Hennig was a good brawl. Nothing much else to say about that.
A good main event this week. I don’t like the title change as belts seem to be changing hands a lot in TNA. Styles put on a good show with Red last week, so I was hoping to see Styles defend the belt for a couple of months and put on some good matches. Not to say Lynn can’t do that, but I feel like Styles should’ve been. given a proper title run and not just a transition champion. Also, I would have to guess this ends the Lynn/Styles feud.
Overall, a decent tag team title match and good X-Division title match. Some booking decision I didn’t agree with, but hey, that is wrestling for you.
Next week, we find out who will face Ron Killings for the NWA-TNA World Heavyweight Championship on 11/20/2002.
Thanks for reading.