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11/6 NWA-TNA PPV: Lynn beats Styles for X Title in great match

Nov 6, 2002 - 9:45:00 PM
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NWA-TNA Show #20
November 6, two002
Live from Nashville, Tenn.
By Mike Sempervive, Torch Team Contributor


A video package opened up with highlights of the TNA guys at the 54th anniversary show. (Either someone in TNA read my column on Sunday, or I should play Lotto this week...)

The regular opening aired, Tenay & West hype tonight's show. Just for the record Don West is in shiny yellow shirt and tie.

Footage is shown of Bruce & Ace Steel beating on Estrada and Plumtree spanking Priscilla last week.

Goldy interviews the Rainbow Express (Bruce & the returning Lenny). Goldy calls Bruce a "bitch" for not letting her borrow the shoes he was wearing. Bruce says that he and Lenny have made up -- he claims Lenny was jealous of his crown -- and Bruce has made him Miss TNA runner up, just in case he can't fulfill his duties.

(1) Jorge Estrada defeated Bruce by countout. If Estrada wins then Priscilla becomes Miss TNA. West points out that Lenny hasn't been on since show #4. Tenay points out that Lenny is eating a banana on his way down to the ring. Bruce gets a quick two with a sunset flip. A little back and forth and Estrada gets a two with a floatover hiptoss suplex. Priscilla (for no apparent reason) jumps up on the ring apron to talk to the ref as that is going on, Lenny hits a missile dropkick on Estrada leading to a two. A scoop and a slam leads to a two for Bruce. Estrada gets the advantage in the corner getting a roll up for a two, Lenny runs into the ring and Estrada Northern Lights him while still having the roll up on Bruce. Estrada hits a crossbody for a two. Bruce gets up quick and hits a back elbow for a two. Bruce tries to sunset flip Estrada outside to the floor but Estrada reverses it into a rana. Back in the ring, Bruce reverses a suplex attempt into the ring. Estrada hits a back suplex for a two. Estrada springboard bulldogs Bruce out of the corner putting both men down. West says he has missed the Rainbows, "they were entertaining." Estrada hits the "Trip to Graceland" and goes for a asai moonsault, but Bruce gets his knees up. Bruce hits a facebuster. As he makes the cover, Priscilla runs into the ring and gives Bruce a kiss. Bruce is shocked as Estrada dropkicks him outside the ring. Lenny runs around the ring to grab Priscilla. Estrada planchas on top of Bruce & Lenny. When they get up, Bruce pushes Lenny away and chases after Priscilla but slips and falls on Lenny's banana peel outside the ring. Bruce is counted out. Estrada wins but, the tiara can not change hands on a countout.

The scroll rolls. Tenay says the TNA website is being redesigned.

Goldy interviews Sonny Siaki in the back. Siaki says he's "young, sassy, and good looking" and "he's the past, present and future of TNA." Siaki does his usual thing of telling Goldy how in love she is with him. A graphic then shows the tournament brackets for the #1 contenders spot.

(2) B.G. James defeated Sonny Siaki to advance in the #1 contender's tournament. James comes out and cuts a promo saying Siaki is as good looking "as this ass check with the other ass cheek doing it's make-up." (Well that was different) He then asks Siaki if he'd like to do "the B.G. shuffle and the G stands for Get it, Got it, Good." Siaki takes control early but James hits the shake, rattle, and roll punches to take back the attack. James gets a two and then locks on a armbar. They exchange punches before Siaki goes to work on the left knee. After a minute or two, James kicks off and gets a quick roll-up for a two before Siaki goes back to the attack including using an Indian Deathlock. (Bless you, Harley Race) Siaki lets go and moves James over to the ropes to continue the attack. Tenay & West point out that Siaki is like an Anderson in the way he picks one part of the body and goes after it. James then kicks Siaki outside the ring. James slams Siaki's head into the announce table and the ring apron. Siaki sweeps James' legs out from under him as he tries to get back into the ring. Siaki goes back on the attack and hits a neckbreaker. Instead of going for the pin, he goes to the top rope but Jerry Lynn runs down and distracts Siaki. James hits a flying forearm for a shaky legged knee for a two. He then hits a pump handle slam for the win.

The scroll rolls. And then a video package set to the "Evil Returns" music airs of "The New Church's" return last week.

Goldy interviews a screaming Chris Harris who says they "won't take any more shit." He says he's gone a little insane and that a little bit of evil runs through his body as well. James Storm says that The Church has to do more than throw him through a table to stop him. He then says the AMW catchphrase of "Sorry about your luck, boys."

Father James Mitchell cuts an in-ring promo saying that AMW shouldn't scream so loud, he'd "hate for them to burst an ovary." He then says they "will pay for their ignorance with their blood."

(3) America's Most Wanted defeated The New Church by DQ to retain the NWA World tag tam titles. A 4 way brawl to start it off outside the ring. Harris on Lee and Storm on Slash. Tenay hypes up the new attitude of AMW. In the ring, Slash is split open and eats a superkick by Storm and a flying elbow by Harris. They then hit their combo guillotine legdrop on Slash. Lee grabs Storm and drags him to the outside where Mitchell is shown dragging a spike across his forehead. Lee throws Harris into the guardrail face first busting him back open. Back in the ring, Lee takes the attack on Storm. Tags out to a bloody Slash who gets a two. Hits a body slam and misses a flip off the top rope. Hot tag to Harris who clears Slash from the ring, he then bulldogs and Catatonics Lee. Mitchell distracts the ref. Slash comes in a brains Harris with a chair. Ref turns around to count, but Harris kicks out at two and a half. Slash & Lee double team but Harris gets a double clothesline and a hot tag to Storm. As the faces beat on the Church, Mitchell hands Lee the spike who drills both members of AMW to force the DQ. After Slash & Lee leave the ring, Mitchell orders them back in to continue the assault. Security comes out to clear the ring.

The scroll rolls as Tenay & West talk about evil returning in a big way.

(4) Syxx-Pac defeated Brian Lawler (w/April) to advance in the #1 contender's tournament. This was the first round match that was delayed from last week. Lawler begins the match by attacking Syxx outside the ring, and then inside. Lawler asks April to come up to the apron, but she refuses. Lawler goes outside to April and tells her that he wanted her to slap him, but she says no. Lawler goes back in to further the attack. He again drags Syxx over to the ropes and demands that she slap him again. As he tries to get back in the ring, Syxx spin kicks him to the floor. Syxx tries to continue the attack outside, but gets crotched on the rail. Back in the ring, Lawyer hits a clothesline, and plays to the crowd. He finally gets up to the top but misses the Hip Hop Drop. Syxx then hits a spinning heel kick and a powerbomb. He then hits a Bronco Buster. Syxx then bails outside and kisses April. Lawler follows him out and nails him with a superkick. Back in the ring, Lawler goes for the 10 punch on Syxx in the corner, but instead calls April up to the ring. Syxx then reverses Lawler into a X factor for the win. After the match, Syxx drags April up the ramp with him. In the ring, Lawler has a Fred Sanford-like heart attack. JB gets into the ring, and April runs down the ramp to attend to Lawler.

The scroll rolls as West says April is "bad news."

A pre-taped interview is shown. Tenay says that The Truth has requested the time. Truth says that Tenay is the only person he trusts. He then gives a contract for the NWA World title to Mike Tenay saying that he knows it's what Mr. Wrestling III wants.

Jeff Jarrett comes to the ring for a promo. He asks Tenay to step into the ring. He says that Killings may be as dumb as the "New Clique" (my words, not TNA's) suggests he is. Tenay hints that Jarrett is Mr. Wrestling III. Jarrett acts as though he will sign the contract but then tears it up. He says he's waited two0 weeks for a shot at the title and he won't let somebody sneak in the back door and take his opportunity.

The scroll rolls as West says that Jarrett tearing up the contract proves he must not be Mr. Wrestling III.

(5) Kid Kash defeated The Maximo Brothers, Tony Mamaluke, and Ace Steel (w/ Mortimer Plumtree) in a 5 way elimination tables match with Texas Tornado rules. Like I say every week, I can't type as fast as these guys can go so here are the highlights. Mamaluke high crossbody outside the ring onto the SAT's and Steel, followed by a double springboard splash by Kash. Joel powerbombing Kash on the floor. Steel sets up a table on the top rope, and Thesz presses Mamaluke off of it. Mamaluke swinging DDT's Steel through a table that was set up in the corner for the first elimination. Mamaluke springing from the ring apron onto Jose on the floor for a swinging DDT. Mamaluke sets up two tables on the ring floor. Kash places on top of them and Joel moonsaults him through the table for the second elimination. Kash tries to fight off both both Maximo's. After a dropkick knocks down both Maximos, Kash rolls outside and grabs a table and places it in front of the announce table. Kash goes back into the ring but the SAT's hit a version of the 3D. Jose goes outside to reposition the table. The Maximos miss a double clothesline and are knocked outside by a double Kash clothesline. Kash grabs a chair and throws it into Joel's face for a Van Daminator. Kash catches Jose, who is in the corner on the top rope, and huracanranas him on to the his brother on the table to eliminate both of them. Kash gets the title shot against the X division champ next week.

The scroll rolls again. As the segue into a video package of the Hennig-Jarrett feud.

Jarrett comes out and says that Hennig wanted a grudge match tonight but that Hennig hasn't been seen in the building. Jarrett says that when Hennig referred to him "wiping the floor" with him, that he was inches away from taking his AWA title at the age of 19. He says he was a 7 time Intercontinental champion and a 4 time WCW World champion which are credentials that Hennig lacks. He says after the way Jarrett beat him last week, he's not surprised that Hennig didn't show up. Jarrett then orders the bell to be rung, and the count started to count Hennig out.

(6) Jeff Jarrett defeated Curt Hennig by DQ in a Grudge match. An amped up Hennig runs out in street clothes and ambushes Jarrett. He proceeds to beat Jarrett throughout the arena. Jarrett gets no offense in as Hennig lays out two referees in the process. Hennig continues to brutalize Jarrett in the ring, including hitting two Hennigplexes, before security comes out to pull Hennig off of him.

The scroll rolls. Tenay hypes the Nov. 16 "Fan Appreciation Night" for NWA Wildside featuring a NWA North American title defense by Jorge Estrada. Don West then does the "hard sell" for next week's show.

A video package is then shown of the Lynn-Styles feud. The piece begins with quotes from The Observer and 1wrestling on the feud. (I think there were a few others but I didn't catch them. No matter. This is one of the good things that I mentioned in my column on Sunday. At least TNA acknowledges the fact the major newsletters and websites that cover their promotion exist and give them the credit for doing so.)

(7) Jerry Lynn defeated A.J. Styles (w/ Mortimer Plumtree) to win the NWA X title. Match begins methodically with good back and forth chain wrestling and shadow moves with Lynn usually gaining the advantage. Lynn gets a two after a running clothesline. Lynn locks on a rear chinlock. Styles fights off but Lynn hits a pretty tilt a whirl backbreaker for A two. Lynn locks on a bow and arrow but Styles reverses it into a pin attempt. Styles takes the advantage but Lynn tilt a whirl hot shots him for a two. Lynn gets some stomps in, and then places Styles in the corner for some hard chops. Lynn backdrops Styles over the top onto the apron. Lynn springs off the second rope to dropkick Styles to the floor. After a nice exchange, Lynn (who's in the ring) sweeps Styles foot off the apron knocking him to the floor. Lynn whips Styles into the ring stairs and then attempts to whip him into the guard rail but Styles leaps over the rail, as Lynn goes after him Styles superkicks him off the rail. Back in the ring, they exchange punches and Styles throws Lynn outside on to the floor. Plumtree gets a few kicks in. Styles baseball slides Lynn as he tries to get back into the ring. Styles hits a slingshot into a crossbody onto the floor. Styles rolls him back in and gets a two. Styles sets up a Styles Clash, but Lynn ranas him. Lynn goes for a piledriver but Styles backflips out of it. Styles hits a clothesline for a two. Styles locks on a variation of the Dragon sleeper. Lets go, and tries for the Styles Clash, Lynn tries to get away but then Styles converts it into a Boston Crab. Styles goes for a huracanrana but Lynn flips it into a facebuster. Lynn goes for the pin, but Plumtree distracts the ref. Styles asai moonsaults off the second rope and hits a inverted DDT for a two. Styles sets Lynn up in the corner and moonsaults off of Lynn's chest as he lands he is met with a Lynn right hand. Lynn then powerbombs Styles but can't make the cover. Lynn takes the advantage with a couple of clotheslines. Styles reverses a whip into the corner with a tornado DDT attempt, but Lynn throws Lynn into the corner with a belly to belly suplex. Lynn then goes for the pin but only gets a two. Plumtree jumps up to the apron and after nearly getting hit by Styles, gets knocked down by Styles after a Lynn dropkick. Sonny Siaki walks down to ringside. Lynn hits a TKO but as the referee counts, Siaki pulls the ref outside the ring. As Lynn stares at Siaki, Plumtree sets a chair up between the second and top rope and Styles drop toeholds Lynn into it for a two. Styles then tries a Styles Clash for a two. Styles goes to the top rope, but gets crotched. Lynn hits a superplex for a two. Lynn tries for a outsiders edge, but Styles reverses it into a facebuster for a two. Lynn and Styles then reverse each others tombstone attempts before Lynn hits a cradle tombstone for the win and the X title.

Incredible match, great show. Everything clicked extremely well tonight. The bloodbath in the tag match great. Brian Lee showed that he is serviceable in his new role. Even if you can't stand what Bruce is doing, at least they got it out of the way early. No complaints at all.

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