NWA-TNA Weekly PPV #14 10/2/2002
Written By: Bob Colling
National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Weekly PPV #14
From: Nashville, Tennessee
NWA-TNA opening video
Mike Tenay and Don West welcome everyone to the show. Tenay quickly hypes up the NWA-TNA World Heavyweight Championship match that will see Ron Killings defend against Low Ki
BG James and Syxx Pac make their way down to the ring for a promo. James says that he is out here to take care of business and talk some smack. James says that Jarrett, Lawler and Skipper are in for a “shipwreck”. James continues to rhyme and calls himself a poet. James turns his attention to Ron Killings. James says that if Killings is the future of the business, then their future doesn’t look good. James doesn’t want Killings to forget about the past and present. James says Killings isn’t ready, until he says so. Syxx is handed the microphone. Syxx says that he should be in the place of Low Ki because Ki isn’t in their league. Syxx says that the truth will be taken care by them. James says that they both want the suntan superman. James asks what will Killings do when they come for him. Ron Killings makes his way to the entrance ramp and says that they don’t want him, its more of them wanting the title he has. Killings relieved himself on the tradition they started. “Overrated” chants towards Killings. Syxx challenges Killings to come to the ring. Jeff Jarrett makes his way to the top of the entrance ramp. Jarrett asks where the third guy is, in regards to Scott Hall. James says that Jarrett has no right to talk about Hall when he isn’t in the building. James says that Jarrett is in no position to judge someone. Jarrett says tonight it will be a handicap match with Jarrett teaming up wit Brian Lawler and Elix Skipper to face James and Pac. Right when Jarrett says that, Lawler and Skipper attack James and Pac from behind. However, the offense doesn’t last and they are sent over the top to the floor. The heels bail to the backstage area as James and Pac stand tall.
Mike Tenay and Don West go over the card for tonight’s show. Tenay hypes up the handicap match and says he will try to get Scott Hall on the phone to see where he is. Killings/Ki for the NWA-TNA Heavyweight title match. Styles/Lynn in a ladder match for the NWA-TNA X-Division Championship.
Opening Contest: Amazing Red defeated Shark Boy: Quite a few fans support Shark Boy as he is a cult favorite. They trade headlocks and eventually get up for a stand still. Elix Skipper joins commentary and says that he is no longer in the main event. Red with a dropkick on Boy. Boy with a dropkick to the knee of Red and works on the left knee of Red with a elbow drop. Red with a spin heel kick but Boy comes back with a neck breaker for a near fall. Mortimer Plumtree is scouting the match. Boy drops down and rams Red’s face into his knee. Boy with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Boy with a gorilla press slam over the top rope and Red hit’s the floor hard. Slingshot cross body by Boy to the floor. Boy with a snap suplex on the floor. Boy with a somersault dive to the floor, but didn’t really deliver it all that well. Red avoids a double axe handle and Boy hits the announcers table. Red with a somersault suicide dive over the top onto Boy on the floor! Boy with a top rope superplex for a near fall. Red leaps off the middle rope connecting with a neck breaker for a near fall. Boy with the Dead Sea Drop but only gets a two count. Boy goes for another Dead Sea Drop but Red reverses with a reverse DDT. Red with the Infrared and the Red Star Press to win the match. **1/2
After the match, Elix Skipper attacks Red connecting with a tilt a whirl urinage. Skipper with the Play of the Day on security. Skipper takes down all the security guys until Don Harris comes down.
Video package highlighting the Ron Killings/Jerry Lynn match from last week, which Jerry Lynn won thanks to help from Low Ki.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Low Ki looking in a mirror. Low Ki says that he heard Syxx Pac loud and clear and asks Pac who started the division. Ki says that he put himself in position to make a statement. Ki says that he will prove that it is not the size of the fighter, but the fight that he brings. Ki says people need to be ready for a new NWA-TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Ron Killings makes his way down to the ring and grabs a microphone. Killings asks what Ki is smoking. Killings says that he feels sorry for Low Ki. Killings says that he is giving Ki a chance that no one else would give him. Killings says that Ki will need to kill him to beat him for the title. Killings calls Ki out and the title match will happen right now.
Second Contest: © Ron Killings defeated Low Ki to retain the NWA-TNA World Heavyweight Championship: A quick start to the match as Ki storms the ring and they trade right hand and chops. Ki gains control with a dropkick to the knee of Killings and delivers a series of kicks to the chest and head of Killings. On the floor, Killings rams Ki into the guard railing. Ki attempts a springboard move off the railing but Killings knocks Ki into the crowd with a spinning heel kick. They brawl into the crowd trading a series of right hands and chops. Killings throws Ki rib first into the ramp way. Killings has a equipment case and rams the case into the shoulder of Ki! Killings controls Ki in the ring with right hands and a also connects with a scissors kick. Mortimer Plumtree is seen watching the match on the ramp way. Ki battles back with a kick to the side of Killings head. Killings manages to lock in a modified STF of sorts. Killings misses a leaping side kick and is met with a wheelbarrow kick from Ki for a near fall. Ki with several stiff kicks to the chest of Killings. Killings stops Ki with a Flatliner and locks in a unorthodox double under hook submission. Running power slam by Killings for a near fall. Killings misses a 450 splash off the top rope. Ki with a springboard kick to the head of Killings and both men are hurting. Ki manages to get a near fall following the previous move. Ki with a kick and flying forearm for another near fall. Killings catches Ki’s attempted springboard cross body, but Ki locks in a dragon sleeper in the ropes for a few moments. Killings blocks a suplex attempt and rams Ki in the corner. Killings with a Muscle Buster out of the corner for a near fall. Ki blocks the ace crusher from Killings and locks in the dragon sleeper. Killings fights out and knocks Ki down with a forearm smash. Killings heads to the top but is nailed with a kick from Ki that crotches Killings on the top rope. Killings with the “Truth Conviction” (sit out front suplex) off the top for the win. **3/4
After the match, Killings taunts the fans by holding the championship belt up in the air. Killings also gets a microphone. A man with a white mask enters the ring and attacks Killings before he can say anything. The masked man is dressed up all in white. The man beats Killings down and simply leaves the ring through the crowd. Who was that?!
Third Contest: The SAT’s defeated The Flying Elvises in a number one contenders match: Joel with a hurricanrana, spinning heel kick and dropkick early on to control Estrada. Estrada with a impressive springboard DDT on Joel for a near fall. Yang gets the tag and takes down both SAT’s members with spinning heel kicks. Joel with a hurricanrana off the middle rope and tags in Jose. Jose with a forearm shot in the corner and a back suplex on Yang for a near fall. Yang with a swinging neck breaker to stop Jose. Estrada re-enters the match and drives Jose down with a elevated reverse neck breaker in the corner. Estrada follows up with a slingshot senton splash for a near fall. Mortimer Plumtree is seen again scouting the match. Sandwich dropkick by the SAT on Yang for a near fall. SAT’s with a series of double team moves dropkicking Yang in the face. Jose plants Yang with a sit down power bomb for a near fall. Yang with a nice springboard moonsault out of the corner on Jose for a near fall. Sonny Siaki is at the top of the entrance ramp mocking is former teammates. Yang with a kick to the back of Joel’s head. Jose and Estrada both get tags with Estrada taking Jose down with a back body drop and rolling fireman’s carry. Estrada with a springboard moonsault as well for a near fall. Estrada with a springboard twisting senton splash for another near fall on Jose. Estrada heads to the top rope and misses a leg drop. Jose covers but Yang breaks up the pin attempt. Yang with a springboard clothesline and Estrada covers Jose for a near fall. Jose with a bridging German suplex for a near fall. Siaki is on the top of apron asking for a tag from Estrada. Estrada goes for the tag, but Siaki bails off the apron. Estrada is on Joel’s shoulders and is planted with a sick tornado DDT from Jose off the top for the win. ***
After the match, the SAT’s just head to the back while Siaki gets a chuckle out of screwing his former teammates.
Backstage, Sonny Siaki runs into Goldylocks. Lynn attacks Siaki as he was trying to mock the losers of the previous match. AJ Styles runs over and acts like he is trying to stop the match and holds Jerry Lynn to allow Siaki to work on Lynn with several right hands. Siaki eventually throws Lynn into a equipment case and Styles sits on the case.
Fourth Contest: Sonny Siaki defeated David Young: Siaki has some new music and it actually sounds kind of cool. Young is no longer associated with Bobcat his manager from the opening weeks of NWA-TNA. Young takes Siaki down with a series of hip tosses and a back body drop. Young misses a baseball slide to the floor and is met with a right hands from Siaki. Young drops Siaki face first on the apron and connects with a springboard moonsault to the floor and gets a near fall in the ring. Young with a nice standing hurricanrana for another near fall. Siaki with a nice scoop ace crusher for a near fall. Siaki puts Young in the tree of woe and proceeds to spear Young in the corner a couple of times and gets a near fall. Young with a northern lights suplex for a near fall but is quickly nailed with a double axe handle. Siaki with a impressive standing somersault leg drop for a near fall. They trade several chops until Siaki connects with a overhead belly to belly suplex in the corner. Young drives Siaki down with a spine buster but doesn’t go for the cover. Young instead goes for a top rope moonsault but misses. Siaki with the Money Clip to win the match. *1/2
A video package highlighting the NWA-TNA World Tag Team Title tables match between Chris Harris and James Storm taking on Brian Lee and Ron Harris.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Ron Harris and his new partner Ashley Hudson. Ron tells Goldylocks that the champions have a bounty on their asses. Hudson is “the man from down under”. Ron mentions some sort of pact with Don Harris, and when Goldylocks asks what he is talking about, Ron tells her to shut up.
Fifth Contest: Chris Harris/James Storm defeated Ron Harris/Ashley Hudson to retain the NWA-TNA World Tag Team Championships: Don West mentions that Ron Harris and Brian Lee have split up due to Ron Harris believing that Lee cost them the belts last week. Storm and Hudson trade slaps and run around the ring before sliding into the ring where Hudson briefly got some offense in. Storm takes Hudson down with a head scissors take down and tags in Harris who drives Hudson down with a running bulldog for a near fall. Ron gets the tag but is arm dragged down several times by Harris. Storm surprises Ron with a missile dropkick and Chris follows up with a clothesline off the top for a near fall. Hudson re-enters the ring and met with a atomic drop and spear from Chris Harris. Storm enters and gets crotched on the top rope by Hudson. Hudson manages to connect with a superplex off the top rope. Ron gets the tag and delivers several clotheslines in the corner on Storm. Hudson chokes Storm with some wrist tape before tagging in Ron. Ron drives Storm down with a swinging side slam but doesn’t go for a cover. Hudson misses a middle rope flying head butt. Chris Harris and Ron Harris get the tags and Chris manages to clean house with several clotheslines. Chris with the Catatonic on Hudson but Ron breaks up the win. Ron proceeds to accidentally hit Hudson with a big boot and Chris covers Hudson to retain the titles. *1/4
After the match, Ron Harris gets in Ashley Hudson’s face and turns on Hudson with a big boot and a choke slam. Ron hit’s the tag team champions with ca steel chair and also hits Hudson with a chair shot. Security run down but Ron simply shoves them down. Don Harris runs down and gets in Ron’s face. Don nails Ron with a right hand.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Jerry Lynn and the Flying Elvises. Jorge Estrada tells Goldylocks that Lynn is hurt and to not bother him.
Sixth Contest: Jerry Lynn defeated AJ Styles in a ladder match to retain the NWA-TNA X-Division Championship: Styles attacks Lynn before the bell and drops Lynn with a reverse neck breaker against the ropes. Lynn with a dropkick to stop the offense of Styles. Styles with another reverse neck breaker following a vertical suplex attempt. Styles places Lynn on a ladder and connects with a slingshot senton splash onto Lynn. Styles pushes the ladder down and the ladder goes right into the face of Lynn. Styles grabs a chair but is dropkicked off the apron. Lynn dropkicks a ladder which spins around and hits Styles in the face! Lynn sends Styles under the ladder and simply shoves the ladder into the face of Styles. Styles sends Lynn into the corner and Lynn goes hard into a ladder. Lynn blocks a tornado DDT attempt but Styles manages to slam Lynn down. Styles walks up the ladder in the corner but takes to much time which allows Lynn to spring off the middle rope and connect with a sunset flip power bomb! Lynn ducks a discus clothesline and manages to hit Styles with a clothesline of his own. Styles fights back with a death valley driver onto the ladder. Styles follows up wit a springboard moonsault onto Lynn who is on the ladder! Styles begins to climb up the ladder but Lynn manages to pull Styles down to the mat. Sonny Siaki is seen on the entrance ramp. Lynn runs a ladder into Styles who was backed in the corner. Lynn slowly climbs the ladder and is met with a spinning heel kick from Styles coming off the middle rope. Styles bridges a ladder on the apron and guard railing. After a brief battle, Lynn manages to suplex Styles over the top onto the ladder! Lynn begins to climb but Styles pushes the ladder over and Lynn falls off right into the referee. Styles again grabs a chair but after a few reverses is met with a leg drop from Lynn sending Styles face first into the ladder. Styles is busted open following that move. Lynn goes to work on the cut of Styles getting Styles to bleed even more. Lynn climbs the ladder but Styles stops Lynn attempting a power bomb but Lynn reverses with a hurricanrana! Styles drives Lynn down with a back suplex off the ladder. Both men battle at the top of the ladder and it looks like Styles takes Lynn down with a swinging neck breaker off the ladder! Lynn again climbs the ladder and sees Styles jumping off the middle rope and nails Styles with a clothesline. Lynn climbs to the top rope and kicks off Siaki who tries to interfere. Lynn leaps off the top and connects with a cross body on the floor. Styles takes Lynn out with a springboard somersault dive to the floor. Styles climbs the ladder and retrieves the championship to win the match. ***1/4
After the match, Jerry Lynn spears Sonny Siaki on the entrance ramp and delivers several punches. Styles runs over and attacks Lynn to help Siaki. Styles and Siaki work on Lynn back in the ring. Many X-Division wrestlers run down to the ring to help Lynn. Bob Armstrong walks down to the ring and grabs the X-Division Championship. Armstrong tells Styles that Styles thinks he can get away with screwing Lynn over but that will not happen. Armstrong orders another ladder match between AJ Styles and Jerry Lynn. Armstrong reverses the decision and returns the belt to Jerry Lynn. AJ Styles says that he didn’t do anything.
Don West sells the fans to tune into next week. He hypes up the ladder match next week, and apparently Chris Rock will be shooting his movie “Head of State” are the arena. West also promotes a fifteen minute iron man match with several X-Division wrestlers competing. Scott Hall, Syxx-Pac and Jeff Jarrett will also be on the show.
Before the main event, BG James does the honors of a “Hey Yo” for Scott Hall. BG also says that payback is a “bitch”. BG is also going to make Jarrett his bitch tonight. Pac tells Lawler that the more he treats his girlfriend like a bitch the more he will bang her! Pac also says that if Lawler wins, maybe he will let Lawler watch.
Main Event: BG James/Syxx-Pac defeated Jeff Jarrett/Brian Lawler: Lawler runs up the entrance ramp but is met with a forearm shot form BG. All four men are brawling around ringside and in the crowd. BG with a chair shot to the back of Lawler and midsection several times. Pac is nailing Jarrett with several chair shots of his own. BG rams Lawler head first into the announcers table. Jarrett works on Pac in the ring connecting with a dropkick. Pac comes back with a spinning heel kick but runs into a big boot in the corner. Lawler gets the tag but is dropped with a back suplex and a clothesline from Pac. BG enters and bites the hand of Lawler. BG punches Jarrett off the apron and is met with a super kick from Lawler. Lawler proceeds to bite the nose of BG and fish hooks BG as well. Jarrett tags in and delivers several punches and a simple back elbow before tagging out. Lawler plants BG with a running bulldog for a near fall. BG sends Lawler groin first into the corner reversing a bulldog attempt. Pac and Jarrett get tags with Pac driving Jarrett down with a sit out power bomb and a series of leg lariats for both Jarrett and Lawler. All four men go at it in the ring. Pac with the Bronco Buster on Jarrett and botches the X-Factor on Lawler. Elix Skipper enters and drives Pac down with the Play of the Day. Lawler covers but Pac kicks out. BG attacks Skipper on the floor with several right hands. Jarrett locks in a sleeper hold on Pac in the middle of the ring. Pac fights out and locks in a sleeper of his own but is crotched on the top rope. Pac with a double clothesline and is able to tag in BG. BG works on Lawler but Jarrett attacks BG in the corner. BG with several jabs and rams both men into each other head first BG with a pump handle slam on Lawler to pick up the win. **
After the match, Jeff Jarrett and Elix Skipper slide into the ring and attack BG and Pac. Amazing Red runs down but is taken down with a clothesline from Skipper. Skipper is on the top rope but is stopped by the Maximo Brothers who connect with the Spanish Fly! This is an all out brawl right now. Jarrett hits BG and Pac with a steel chair. Ron Killings runs down and hits Pac with the NWA-TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Jarrett continues to hit BG and Red with the chair. Jarrett also hits the Maximo Brothers. The shows goes off the air with the heels continuing to beat down the baby faces and Tenay screaming “stop them, stop them”.
End of show
My Take: The opening segment was rather stale and dull in my opinion. James really did most of the talking and just repeated the same things he has been saying for the past couple of weeks. Nothing new was brought to the feud with Killings. I do like that Killings has made it about the championship belt and not just for personal reasons. Elix Skipper being taken out of the handicap match was predictable. He just doesn’t have the name power that the other four have. This could really help him anyway, as he can form an alliance with Killings since they both claim to be mistreated by NWA-TNA. Red/Shark Boy match was decent and kept fairly short. I like the Shark Boy character, and considering he already has supporters, I could see Shark Boy being a successful character for NWA-TNA. Killings/Ki was actually a very good brawl and a good wrestling match when they got back into the ring. I had my doubts on the match heading into it, but they worked very well with each other. TNA doing another masked man angle like they did to debut BG James is kind of lame. Their has to be something else for them to do to debut new wrestlers for the company. SAT/Elvises was a good fast pace tag team match. I didn’t get why they would book it so that Estrada would actually consider tagging in Siaki when A.) Siaki left the group and B.) Siaki isn’t close to being a legal competitor for the match. That makes Estrada look dumb. SAT getting a tag team title shot is a good thing to see happen, though. Siaki/Young was a decent back and forth contest. Young can sure wrestle, but clearly they are booking him as a guy who simply can not focus. Tag Team title match was nothing special but wasn’t anything all that bad as well. I must say, Ron Harris is actually interesting with this mean streak of his. Lynn/Styles had a good ladder match which has to be expected from those two at this point. I do not like having yet another ladder match next week, though. There just isn’t a need to do a ladder match as often as TNA has done already. Main Event was good in the beginning with all four men just brawling, but once they actually had to wrestle I lost interest. People seem to not care about BG James who is nothing like he was just over a year ago. A good aftermath with the heels evening out the feud with a nice beat down. Pretty good show this week, overall.