Written by: Bob Colling
National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #102
From: Nashville, TN
Opening Contest: D-Ray 3000 & Shark Boy vs. Michael Shane & Frankie Kazarian: Boy and Kazarian start the tag match with Kazarian hammering away on Boy, but Boy responds with right hands of his own. Boy arm drags Kazarian a few times and keeps arm control on the mat with a knee drop. Kazarian beats on Boy in the corner with strikes and Boy delivers a face buster. Boy dropkicks Kazarian after throwing a comb that D-Ray uses. Boy continues to beat on Kazarian in the corner with right hands and an elbow off the ropes onto Shane. Ray tags in, but Kazarian yanks Ray down to the mat by his fro. Shane legally tags in and Ray connects with a backdrop. Ray nails Shane with a flying forearm and tags in Boy. Boy rams Ray into Shane’s midsection. Traci distracts Boy, but Shane is backdropped over the top to the floor. Boy bites Traci’s ass and does the same to Shane. Kazarian pump kicks Boy in the ring to gain control. Kazarian slams Boy and goes to the apron to hit a slingshot leg drop for a near fall. Kazarian and Shane work over Boy in the corner. Boy fights out with elbows and right hands. Shane decks Ray on the apron. Boy elbows Shane, but is met with a boot and a snap suplex for a two count.
Shane drives Boy over his knee allowing Kazarian to hit a springboard leg drop for a two count. Boy elbows Kazarian but is yanked down to the mat. Kazarian scoop slams Boy and heads to the top rope, but catches Boy’s boot on the way down. Boy connects with a neckbreaker and both men are down. Shane and Ray tag in with Ray cleaning house with strikes. Ray hits a nice neckbreaker on Shane for a two count. Kazarian drops Ray over the top throat first allowing Shane to hit the superkick and wins the match. (**1/2. I enjoyed that as Ray and Boy were competitive and managed to have a decent match with Kazarian and Shane. I think there’s potential in a Kazarian/Shane tag team. Two cocky heels and good workers could be fun.) After the match, David Young comes out and confronts the referee, Mike Posey. Young isn’t happy with what Posey did to him recently. Young slaps Posey. Posey fights back with right hands. Posey dropkicks Young and takes Young down to the mat to deliver strikes. Swinger and Gilbertti come out to attack Posey. Swinger drops several elbows onto Posey. Young plants Posey with a spinebuster. Shark Boy returns to the ring with a chair to run the heels off.
Backstage, Ken Shamrock cuts a promo saying he’s at the top of his game in the octagon and he’s going to do the same in the hectagon.
Backstage, Scott Hudson interviews Monty Brown. Brown says he and D’Lo are two different people. Brown calls D’Lo a house cat while he’s on the prowl. Brown barks and howls. Brown promises that D’Lo will get the POUNCE! Brown will watch the gauntlet match and doesn’t care who wins the match. Jeff Jarrett enters the scene and tells Brown to refer to him when talking about the NWA World Champion. Jarrett is going to send Shamrock back to the octagon and tells 3LK that the Elite Guard is loyal to him. Jarrett says that Russo will never outsmart him in the world of professional wrestling. Brown tells Jarrett he’s the ruler of the ring. Jarrett doesn’t think that Brown can get through D’Lo tonight and they have a standoff.
Second Contest: D’Lo Brown vs. Monty Brown: They start the match getting into each others face. D’Lo hammers away on Monty, but they counter each other trading strikes. D’Lo holds onto the ropes to prevent the POUNCE. Monty avoids a heel kick and dropkicks D’Lo off the ropes to the floor. Monty rams D’Lo face first onto the announcers table. Monty has a table from under the ring and slides it into the ring. D’Lo slides into the ring and attacks Monty from behind leading to more strikes. Monty elbows D’Lo followed by a clothesline and stomps. Monty keeps control with right hands in the corner. D’Lo goes to the apron and drops Monty over the top rope. D’Lo sends Monty into the guard railing and continues with right hands. They trade strikes on the aisle with Monty getting the better of the exchange. D’Lo rams Monty face first onto the railing. D’Lo jumps off the stage onto Monty in the crowd. Monty sends D’Lo over the railing back to ringside. Monty continues with right hands on the floor. Monty tosses D’Lo with a fallaway slam in the ring and taunts the fans before managing a two count. D’Lo clotheslines Monty and continues with right hands. D’Lo slams Monty and connects with a leg drop for a near fall. D’Lo heads to the top rope, but Monty cuts D’Lo off quickly. D’Lo knocks Monty off the top and misses a Swanton. Monty POUNCES D’Lo through a table in the corner and wins the match. (*1/2. Kind of similar to the match last week, but I’ll give them credit for the table spot because I completely forgot the table was there. The crowd wasn’t invested into this, but I’mm all in on a Monty push.)
Backstage, BG James cut a promo regarding the main event. BG says that every dog has their day and that tonight may be his night.
Backstage, Scott Hudson is with Larry Zbyszko and Dusty Rhodes for an interview. Zbyszko is proud to be here and considers this a big night for the company and wrestling. Zbyszko thinks there’s going to be a new champion tonight. Zbyszko credits Dusty for trying to run the company with tradition. Zbyszko says he’ll help Russo and will ask for a favor at the end. Dusty chimes in and says that something special can happen tonight. Dusty wants to talk about Jeff Hardy, but messed up and said Jeff Jarrett. Dusty promises Hardy will get everything he wants and wants an answer from Hardy next week.
Third Contest: Trinity & Big Vito vs. Sonny Siaki & Desire: Vito and Trinity bail to the floor after getting in Siaki and Desire’s face. Vito and Siaki start the match with Vito delivering strikes in the corner. Siaki elbows Vito in the corner followed by a clothesline and a heel kick. Siaki comes off the ropes to kick Vito causing Trinity to tag into the match. Desire is tagged into the match, as well. Trinity tags out to let Vito back into the match. Siaki sends Vito into the corner and runs into a boot. Vito side slams Siaki followed by stomps. Vito decks Siaki with a clothesline and taunts Desire on the apron. Trinity comes off the top to head scissors Siaki! Vito and Trinity double team Siaki for a few moments. Vito leg drops Siaki and follows up with a back elbow for a near fall. Vito slams Siaki and comes off the middle rope missing a splash. Siaki comes off the ropes to hit a swinging neckbreaker and both men are down. Siaki backdrops Vito followed by a forearm strike. Siaki chops Vito several times and a swinging neckbreaker for a near fall. Desire spears Trinity and they have a catfight. Vito grabs Desire, but Desire slaps Vito. Siaki connects with a Samoan Drop as Desire and Trinity go to the floor. Siaki heads to the top rope, but Vito sends the referee into the ropes. Vito plants Siaki with a jumping DDT for the win. (*1/4. Not a surprise that Vito would earn the win to establish him in the company. The action wasn’t very good, though Vito looked good in there. It was mostly a Vito vs. Siaki singles match anyway. ) After the match, Pat Kenney runs down to the ring with a strap to save Siaki from a post match attack.
Backstage, Konnan cut a promo regarding the main event. Konnan says that he wants to be the NWA World Champion and lists all the titles that he previously held. Konnan promises to win the title tonight.
Backstage, Scott Hudson is with Goldylocks who doesn’t want Hudson to hate her because she’s rich. Goldy isn’t going to rip up Erik Watts contract and instead will rejoice in this. Goldy wants Erik’s wife to enjoy him being at home everyday. Goldy is going to reveal her new object, which will be in the X-Division. She is buying a wrestler.
Mike Tenay is in the ring to conduct an interview with Frankie Kazarian and Michael Shane. Tenay says it is their goal to eliminate AJ Styles from the X-Division. Traci has to correct Tenay with the fact that she’s in the ring, too. Traci tells Tenay that hundreds of guys have an issue with Styles. Shane says that hundreds of men have signed a petition to get rid of Styles in the division. Kazarian thinks that Tenay should know the laws of the X-Division. Kazarian says that if Styles jumps to the heavyweight division then he can’t wrestle in the X-Division. Tenay denies that’s a real rule. Shane tells Tenay he is standing with pure greatness. Shane reminds us that he’s the longest reigning champion. Shane says they had the guts to come into the ring and talk about this issue. Tenay puts over Styles for putting the division on the map. Traci wants to see results.
Jerry Lynn makes his way down to the ring to confront Shane and Kazarian. Lynn talks about feeling how they feel right now when the company started. Lynn fought Styles all over the building and shed Styles blood. Lynn knows that Styles respects him now and Styles has earned his success. Shane says that they don’t bleed. Shane thinks that Lynn shaved his facial hair to look ten years younger, but it’s not working. Lynn recalls having beaten both men in the last year for being an old-timer. Lynn thinks they are afraid of Styles because they can’t beat him. Kazarian chimes in and says he respects his elders. Kazarian thinks Lynn needs to learn discipline and slaps Lynn. Lynn takes Kazarian down, but Shane helps beat Lynn on the mat. AJ Styles runs into the ring and makes the save. Kazarian and Shane double team Styles until Daniels and Skipper make the save.
Backstage, Ron Killings cut a promo regarding the main event. Killings knows Jarrett and Shamrock well but knows the title around his waist a lot better. Killings is “going to do the darn thing.”
Backstage, Scott Hudson is with NWA Tag Team Champions America’s Most Wanted. Hudson asks if they didn’t take the Naturals serious. Harris asks how can they take the two kids serious when they steal their gear and put lipstick on them. They have gotten their attention for trying to take their pride. Harris says they want revenge and they will get it tonight. James Storm doesn’t think the Naturals have succeeded in getting into their head. Storm mentions the battles they have won and the Naturals are nobodies. Storm says they will get what they want tonight.
Fourth Contest: NWA Tag Team Champions America’s Most Wanted vs. The Naturals: Stevens tries to take the tag belts, but AMW go on the attack. Douglas misses a title shot on Storm, but Stevens hits Storm from behind on the back. Douglas nails Storm in the face with the belt and pins Storm to win the titles in less than twenty-seconds. (NR. I have to give them kudos for getting the titles off AMW and avoiding a competitive match to do so. I like what they did here. The Naturals have came across well in the feud, but they need to ditch being cowards. They outsmarted the champs again and did so in a way that allows for more matches in the future. I’m totally fine with the angle.)
Backstage, the Elite Guard cut a promo about the main event. Onyx tells the 3LK to get out of the their way and tells Jarrett it’s every man for themselves.
Backstage, Scott Hudson interviews Team Canada. Scott D’Amore says they have a team concept and they succeed and fail together. D’Amore is happy with their success rate. Roode agrees that the issues from last week are behind them. D’Amore isn’t happy about a member of Team Canada not being in the X-Division Championship match last week. D’Amore thinks it proves discrimination. They will prove that they are winners and champions. Hudson reminds D’Amore that Americans outnumber Canadians tonight. D’Amore says they are a team taking on people who think about themselves. D’Amore believes the Americans will stab each other in the back.
Fifth Contest: Bobby Roode & Petey Williams vs. Chris Sabin & Amazing Red vs. Christopher Daniels & Elix Skipper in a tornado tag match: A member from each team will be in the ring at all times. Daniels, Williams and Red kickoff the match. Williams wants to work with Red, but Daniels pulls Red aside to talk. Red appears to side with Williams, but sends Williams into Daniels and they deliver a few strikes. Williams shoulder blocks Red and Red spin kicks Daniels. Red head scissors Williams followed by a clothesline after being tossed by Daniels. Red nearly pins Daniels with a rollup. Roode tags into the match and is met with a double hip toss. Red tags in Sabin and they elbow Roode and Daniels to the mat. Sabin forearms Roode as Skipper tags into the match. Sabin tries for a crossbody, but Roode drops Sabin over the top turnbuckle. Skipper spin kicks Sabin and Roode plants Skipper with a full nelson slam. Skipper dumps Sabin to the apron. Sabin head scissors Roode on the apron and head scissors Skipper. Sabin covers Skipper but Skipper gets out and plants Roode with a belly to belly suplex. Skipper dumps Sabin over the top rope. Skipper leg drops Sabin over the top rope for a near fall. Roode is kicked by Skipper and lifted into the air as Daniels delivers a forearm strike off the top for a near fall.
Red missile dropkicks Daniels and Roode followed by heel kicks and spinning kicks. Red kicks Roode followed by a Code Red attempt, but Daniels plants Red with an STO. Daniels heel kicks Roode to gain control of the contest. Daniels sends Sabin to the apron where Sabin tries for a suplex. Sabin is knocked off the apron by Roode. Roode plants Daniels with an arm breaker and focuses his attack on the injured left arm. Roode beats on Sabin outside the ring and Williams controls Daniels. Daniels keeps a sleeper on Williams for a moment and leg sweeps Williams to the mat. Roode is tagged in and prevents a tag to Skipper. Roode knocks Skipper and Red off the apron to keep Daniels in the match and has an arm submission locked in, but Skipper makes the save. Sabin trips Roode from the floor and Sabin hits a slingshot sunset flip causing Daniels to hit a German suplex on Roode. Skipper missile dropkicks Williams followed by a spin kick to Williams and Sabin. Skipper headlock slams Williams for a near fall. Williams knee lifts Skipper a few times and hits a sit out face buster for a near fall. Skipper stops Williams on the middle rope, but Sabin and Red come to the corner. Tower of Doom happens and everyone is knocked down.
Daniels kicks Roode and is dumped over the top to the floor. Red takes Daniels out with a dive to the floor. Skipper kicks Roode in the corner, but Sabin nails Skipper with a kick in the corner. Roode plants Sabin with a powerbomb. Skipper does a weird Play of the Day as Roode took it wrong. Williams connects with a top rope crossbody on Skipper. Williams hits a tilt a whirl side Russian leg sweep for a two count. Skipper elevates Williams for a suplex and Daniels hits a crossbody off the top. Sabin missile dropkicks Daniels for a two count as Williams breaks the cover. Sabin kicks Williams in the corner and tries for the Cradle Shock, but Williams avoids it. Sabin hits a swinging neckbreaker and heads to the top rope. D’Amore shoves Sabin off the top rope allowing Williams to hit the Canadian Destroyer. Skipper clotheslines Williams over the top to the floor and hits a twisting crossbody. Daniels hits the BME on Sabin to win the match! (****. Give me more of this. I love that it was tornado rules as that allowed for constant action and the match flew by. XXX winning the match is the right call as I’d like to see them be a focus in the tag title scene once again. I thought everyone looked good in there and this has been the best match in TNA in quite a while.) After the match, Team Canada attacks Daniels and Skipper on the aisle. Team Canada proceeds to attack everyone involved in the match. Security eventually runs out to make the save.
Backstage, Scott Hudson is with the new NWA Tag Team Champions the Naturals. They feel great to be the champions after they were on the bottom just three weeks ago. Douglas says they were about to be fired, but now they are the top team. Vince Russo enters the scene and the Naturals celebrate with him. Russo says that he’s trying to do things right here and says they shouldn’t be stealing things. So, next week they are going to hang AMW’s jackets up and they’ll have two ladders in the ring. If AMW can climb the ladder and get their jackets back then AMW gets a title shot the following week. AMW jump into the scene and attack the Naturals. They end up brawling into the crowd and around ringside area. Security eventually gets involved to break them apart and save the Naturals from a further beating.
Backstage, NWA World Champion Jeff Jarrett cut a promo saying that he’ll be the man to walk out the champion. Past, present and future.
AJ Styles comes down to ringside during Tenay and West plugging next weeks show. Styles says he’s annoyed and it’s been a hectic week. Styles talks about Kazarian and Shane saying he doesn’t belong in the X-Division. Styles held the titles because he can. Styles issues a challenge to Shane and Kazarian. He’ll wrestle either one of them. If they beat him then they can have a title match. Shane and Traci appear on the aisle. Shane says they can do this twice in one night. Shane suggests one man in the beginning and the other man at the end of the night. Styles accepts the challenge. Styles says when he beats them both then they are out of his division. Kazarian tries to attack from behind, but Styles sees him coming. Shane sends Styles into the ring and Styles delivers a few clotheslines. Styles decks Kazarian with a discus clothesline. Styles tries for the Styles Clash, but Shane pulls Kazarian to safety. Styles takes them both out with a crossbody to the floor. Security gets involved to end the segment.
Backstage, Scott Hudson is with Ken Shamrock for an interview regarding the main event. Shamrock wants everyone to understand that he’s going in by himself and is not part of a team. Shamrock is thinking of himself and that’s it.
Main Event: Eight Man Gauntlet Match for the NWA World Championship: Killings and Hernandez start the match with Killings hip tossing Hernandez to start. Killings ducks a clothesline and heel kicks Hernandez. Killings hits a flying forearm smash and heads to the top rope. Hernandez catches Killings on a crossbody to hit a powerbomb.
Onyx is the next man out and Killings is worked over by an elbow strike. Killings is met with a shoulder block. Killings counters a double vertical suplex with a double DDT.
Jeff Jarrett is the next man out. Jarrett quickly goes after Killings with stomps and a dropkick. Jarrett drives Killings to the mat with a delayed vertical suplex. Killings fights back with strikes, but is quickly knocked down to the mat.
Konnan makes his way out to help Killings. Konnan hits a face buster on Jarrett. Konnan clotheslines Onyx and Hernandez. Konnan slams Onyx onto Hernandez. Killings goes to the top rope to leg drop both Onyx and Hernandez on the groin.
Collyer is the next man out and goes after Konnan with strikes against the ropes. Killings is almost eliminated by Jarrett, but hangs on. Konnan is worked over by the Elite Guard. Onyx clotheslines Killings.
BG James makes his way out and hammers away on the heels. BG atomic drops Jarrett a couple of times. BG continues to clean house and plants Collyer with a pump handle slam. Konnan has a dragon sleeper on Collyer.
Ken Shamrock is the final entrant. Konnan has been eliminated. Shamrock hits a belly to belly on Collyer and Hernandez. Onyx is met with a heel kick and a belly to belly suplex. Jarrett sends BG into Shamrock and Shamrock hits a belly to belly suplex. BG is worked over by the Guard. Shamrock nails Killings with a kick to the face. Shamrock is eliminated by Hernandez and Shamrock is livid.
Shamrock is tossing ring steps around ringside. Shamrock whacks the announcers table with a chair. Shamrock goes after Don West, but doesn’t swing the chair. Security comes out and Shamrock puts the ankle lock on one of them. Onyx is eliminated by Killings and Collyer is moments later. Jarrett sends Killings into BG and Hernandez causing it to be Jarrett and Killings. Only way to win now is by pin or submission.
Killings hits a sit out spinebuster and a front suplex. Killings heads to the top rope missing a missile dropkick. Jarrett locks in the figure four in the middle of the ring. Killings sits Jarrett on the top turnbuckle and hits the Muscle Buster. Killings has the cover, but Hernandez pulls Killings off. Jarrett gets the championship from Onyx and hits Killings. Jarrett has the cover, but BG pulls Jarrett off. Collyer gibes Jarrett the guitar. Shamrock enters the ring and grabs the guitar. Shamrock smashes Killings with the guitar and Jarrett pins Killings for the win. (*. I’m not sure about the Shamrock heel turn as to why that needed to happen. They need a stronger challenger and Shamrock would fit that role for at least one PPV. Instead, they turn him heel for probably no logical reason. Could this lead to Shamrock being the muscle and eventually turning on Jarrett? Maybe. We’ll see how it plays out next week.)
I thought it was a good show with the tornado tag match really standing out for me. Kazarian/Shane got plenty of time to get themselves over and I think they did a good job to elevate themselves into their matches against Styles next week. Naturals winning the titles was not expected, but I think they can have good long form matches with AMW. I’m interested to see how next week plays out, which isn’t an often occurrence.
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