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5/21 NWA-TNA PPV review: What was the PPV worth this week?

May 22, 2003 - 12:17:00 AM
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By Marc Donmoyer, Torch Team Contributor

NWA-TNA pay-per-view #46
May 22nd, 2003
Live from Nashville, Tenn.


Show opened with a nifty recap of all the faction wars in TNA (SEX, Extreme Revolution, New Church, and NWA).

Looks like a weird night in the asylum tonight. Among other things, there will be no Jerry Lynn, which is quite upsetting. I dropped a ten spot either way, so lets see what it ends up being worth.

Raven was sitting on the top of a trailer. He called out Jeff Jarrett before getting jumped from behind. We were led to believe it was Jarrett.

Mike Tenay and Don West introduced the show. A video package of Chris Sabans X-Title victory aired in preparation for the #1 contenders match.

(1) Paul London defeated Jason Cross and Kid Romeo and C.M. Punk to become #1 contender for the X-Title. Kid Romeo has seriously aged since I last saw him in action. This was another good showing for the X-Division, though not quite on the level of the 4-way to weeks ago. All four took a corner and played to the crowd before the hip tosses and brainbusters started flying. Punk, who I dont know, hit a hammerlock DDT on Cross, but Cross kicked. Cross answered with an awesome Crossover neckbreaker from the top on Punk, and pinned him for the elimination. London and Romeo were on the outside, and the crowd seemed pretty quiet, until the standard X-Division mad dives to the outside ensued. Cross hit a flawless corkscrew plancha on Cross and Romeo. Cross was the MVP as he got the crowd back into the match, before getting crotched by Romeo on the top turnbuckle. Romeo followed up with the kiss goodnight for a three count. The kiss goodnight is like an inverted top rope neckbreaker driver (whatever that means). Paul London, who spent most of the match getting his assed kicked, was bleeding. Romeo hit a torture rack neckbreaker, but wouldnt pin London. Romeo missed a splash from the top, and London answered with the waffle face. London followed up with the London falling for the three. The London Falling is a shooting star press.

Match Value: $1.50. Good match, though lacking a little bit of passion, and rhythm. London was the logical choice for #1 contender; Saban-London should be brilliant.

Tenay and West attempted to explain the two tournaments taking place. The first is the eight team tag tourney (with teams paired by officials), the second is a Hard 10 hardcore tournament.

Goldylocks was in the back with Sonny Siaki and SEX. Siaki said he needed a friend to go get Raven for him. Siaki wanted to ensure Raven would be on his side in the Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match later in the evening, as Raven would be the special enforcer. Siaki volunteered David Young, but Young said he had to focus on his tag match.

Raven was in the bathroom scolding Alexis Laree and Julio Dinero for being in Glenn Gilbertis corner last week. He threatened to clean Larees soul by pouring bleach down her throat, but opted not to.

(2) Slash & Justin Credible & Amazing Red defeated Triple X (The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels & Elix Skipper). This was hands down the match of night, despite being a three on two, and Low-Ki being away injured. Daniels dove through the ropes early on in the match, followed by an flip dive from Red on both members of triple X. Skipper hit Slash with a chair on the outside. Skipper hit an awkward F5ish move and followed up with a confused pin. Slash tagged Red and Red hit the Red Star Press for a two count. Skipper hit a double underhook suplex on Red, but Red kicked. Skipper followed up with a huge gut wrench suplex. Daniels won the award for spot of the night as he did a repeating tilt-a-whirl back breaker on Red. I cant explain how tight it was, but Daniels is so crisp its astounding. Daniels held red over his leg for a few, but Red got away, and tags were made. Skipper tried to jump from the top, but Credible superkicked Skipper for a two count. Daniels hit Credible with the title belt, but Credible kicked. Daniels held Red up in a suplex as Skipper springboard crossbodied Red for a two count. Credible & Slash held Daniels to the mat as Red hit Skipper from the top for the three count. After the match Raven ran in and hit Amazing Red with an Evenflow DDT. Raven called out Jarrett again, and called himself a great warrior.

Match Value: $2.00. Considering it was a three on two match with minimal storyline (Triple X did cost Red the X-Title last week) it still managed to tell the best story of the night.

A surreal video aired of Goldylocks complaining about her cell phone not working in the Sprint Store. It was geared to be funny, as she got really angry, and scared the unhelpful worker, and smashed her phone. The main focus seemed to be Goldylocks in a white tank top, but Im not even sure that was the point. I dont know if they were trying to sell sex, comedy, or what, but its not going to sell any PPVs. It wasnt explained, just completely random.

Goldylocks was interviewing Mike Sanders. She pointed out it must have been that time of the month in the previous sketch. No one believes me Goldylocks, but youre better than this. Mike Sanders put himself over as a giant slayer, and said he had no problem with Mike Awesome, nor would he with Brian Lee in their Hard 10 match. This was after he compared the Hard 10 match to the size of his junk.

(3) Mike Sanders defeated Killdozer Brian Lee in a Hard 10 match. How dare they put Mike Sanders over the KillDozer? The Hard 10 match is scored with points. You get one point for every hit with a foreign object, and five if you put your opponent through a table. Finish came as Lee missed a top rope splash and put himself through the table. He was beating Mike Sanders 7 to 5 at the time.

Match Value: 50 cents (For Killdozer, dont ask me why I mark out for him). This match was so frikkin stupid. The only thing worth watching was Brian Lee. The point system was all screwed up and it was impossible to suspend the disbelief. When one person was knocked down with a trash can lid, why wouldnt the other guy just keep whacking him? At one point Sanders put a lid on Lee and hit the lid. This apparently didnt count because Sanders didnt hit him w/the lid, however Lee could throw himself through a table and Sanders gets five points. I hated this. Fine: 25 cents.

Sonny Siaki found Raven, and ordered Raven to get his back tonight. Raven said okay, then smirked.

The first match in Anarchy Alliance tag tournament would be Sharkboy & New Jack vs. Don Harris and Ron Killings. Sharkboy and New Jack were shown playing the board game Candyland earlier in the day. Goldylocks was chilling out to, and pointed out New Jack was cheating, which made him storm off.

Goldylocks interviewed Ron Killings about being stuck tagging with Don Harris. He started to bitch about The Harris Brothers racial comments 2 weeks ago, and even said they could toss his salad (wow, all the terms we joked about in my frat house are becoming commonplace on TNA). He didnt get to say much before The Harris Brothers jumped him.

(4) Ron Killings & Don Harris defeated Sharkboy and New Jack to advance in the tag tournament. Killings had to fight by himself, and managed to stay afloat, delivering his second rope fallaway slam on Sharkboy. Early in the match The Harris Brothers came out and crushed New Jack & Sharkboy. They then attempted to jump Killings again, but Killings managed to get away from the H-Bomb. Sharkboy tried to hit a crossbody from the top rope, but Killings countered with a powerslam for 3.

Match Value: 25 cents. What match?

Raven and Sandman had a shady encounter backstage. Sandman called Raven out for backing Siaki, and Raven said he was just tricking Siaki. They discussed their history briefly before Raven drank a beer, and Sandman hit him with a kendo stick.

Goldylocks was in the back with Kid Kash & Trinity. They would be paired tonight against David Young and Tracey to advance in the Anarchy Alliance tournament. Kash said some misogynistic things, and dragged Trinity away. Watts entered as they left and he actually got some cheers and chants. Watts mumbled more about this mystery Eric coming to TNA soon. Watts then started doing a cheer for the Cleveland Browns circa 1986.

(5) Master of the Spinebuster? David Young & Tracey(w/Desire) defeated Kid Kash and Trinity to advance in the tag tournament. Kid Kash was doing fine in the ring, and refused to tag Trinity. Kash and Young went at it for awhile, but Tracey got the tag. Trinity managed to get in and hit a great jumping cross armbar on Tracey. David Young hit a sick spear on Trinity. Kid Kash hit a suplex on Tracey and was going to hit her with the moneymaker, but the lights dimmed. The masked lucha appeared on the TNA-Tron and called out Kash for next week. The lucha was disguising her voice. While Kash was distracted he took a chair shot from Tracey, then David Young hit him with his spinebuster for the pin.

Match Value: 50 cents. It wasnt really good, but it could have been worse.

Goldylocks interviewed A.J. Styles and D-Lo Brown. They would be facing Americas Most Wanted tonight to decide who would qualify to be in the Anarchy Alliance tournament. Brown said Styles and he were focused on the tag titles for now, but they both want the NWA Title. He asked why Jarrett was avoiding them. Styles screwed up everything he meant to say, then said lets just go have this match. When youre A.J. Styles you can get away with that kind of thing.

In the ring Raven hit the Evenflow DDT on Jeremy Borash, causing the crowd to cheer. Borash was dragged to the back, and Mortimer Plumtree assumed his ring announcing responsibilities. Raven was on the warpath tonight.

(6) Americas Most Wanted (Chris Harris & James Storm) defeated D-Lo Brown & A.J. Styles to earn a spot in the tag tournament. Storm and Styles started the match out hot with some great mat work, and acrobatics. Brown and Harris got in, and Brown hit his Osaka street cutter followed by a body slam. Styles got in but ended up getting double teamed something fierce. Storm hit a tornado inverted DDT. Styles attempted a springboard moonsault, but Storm countered with a spear while Styles was upside down (ouch). Storm accidentally hit Harris with an enzuigiri. This prompted Styles to hit the Styles Clash on Storm, followed by Brown hitting the Lo-Down. At this point Triple X and David Young randomly interrupted the match. Harris ended up getting a roll-up on Brown for the win.

Match Value: $1.00. The potential for greatness here stayed as potential. The match itself was okay, but pretty short with a cheesy ending.

Glenn Gilberti did a Jarrettesk interview. He claims to know where the wrestling business is, and needs to go. He doesnt politic, and he would like the show to be SEX presents TNA. He says Raven is a star, but did too many drugs. He says Jarrett is a good wrestler, and thats about it.

Mike Tenay and Don West tried to piece together the puzzle that has been tonights broadcast. They also mentioned Kid Kash and the masked lucha would meet next week.

(7) Sandman wrestled Sonny Siaki to a no contest in a Ravens Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match. Siaki waited in the ring as Sandman spit beer on children. Raven was chilling in the corner. When Raven came out the Sonny Siaki graphic appeared below him. On top of that, Tenay and West called Sandman Raven three different times during the match. It was if they were saying: We know this is confused mess of a night, so who cares if we have the names right. Siaki was bleeding early. He managed to get the upper hand, and laid into Sandman with trashcans. Siaki attempted a pin, but Raven didnt move. Sandman tried a roll-up on the confused Siaki, but again Raven wouldnt move. Siaki hit a drop toe hold to the chair on Sandman, ala Raven. Sandman attempted a spot where he put one of the big loose cage walls on some chairs, but they wouldnt hold. He missed a jump on Siaki, and landed on the cage wall. Siaki went for a chain late in the match, and Raven proceeded to finally get up. Raven delivered the Evenflow DDT on both guys, much to no ones surprise. New Jack and SEX all ran to the ring and the TNA chaos began. Raven went outside to find Jeff Jarrett, but got jumped by a casual Amazing Red. This was a surprise, and provided the only true mark out moment of the main event. Red beat on Raven with serious fire. He got him all the way back to the ring(which was devoid of wrestlers), and hit with a tornado DDT. Julio Dinero and Alexis Laree tried to help Raven, but Red schooled them, hitting his flipping sunset bomb on Dinero. Red got Raven onto a table on the outside, and attempted a top rope swanton bomb. Sadly, the table didnt break, despite the solid contact. Red went to the top and repeated the spot, this time crashing through the table. It broke the rhythm of the Red flurry, but what are you going to do? Strong table man.

Match Value: 50 cents. Crappy main event.

Amazing Red Value: $75 cents. He saved the end of the show from total disaster (well, he and Raven.)

This show was all over the place, and provided very few truly entertaining moments. The 3 on 2 tag and the Amazing ending were the only really great moments. Most of it was quite bad. Im not being critical for the sake of being critical, this was not a good PPV (though it could have been worse)Fine: 50 cents.

Total Value: $6.25

Marc feeds on your comments and advice. Drop him a note at MDonmoyer@PWTorch.com if you get a shot.



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