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This Day In Wrestling History - October 15

Date: October 15, 2003 (10 years ago)

Feature: Current WWE star C.M. Punk was in the main event of TNA's Wednesday night PPV ten years ago today. Also, TNA was in the middle of establishing a feud between Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett, but Hogan opted to return to WWE. The angle with Jeff Jarrett and Hogan was scrapped once Hogan returned to WWE, but TNA heavily promoted it on this PPV episode...

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NWA-TNA PPV Results
October 15, 2003
Nashville Fairgrounds
Report by Wade Keller, PWTorch editor


Hosts: Mike Tenay and Don West... Six minutes of highlights aired from last week's show... Clips aired of Hulk Hogan wrestling at the Tokyo Dome days earlier. They showed a photo from a Japanese newspaper of Jeff Jarrett attacking Hogan. Tenay said they'd show exclusive video footage later...

Raven dragged James Mitchell into the arena by a chain, then hanged him. Vampiro and Slash attacked Raven. Slash dove off the balcony and dropped a chain-wrapped elbow onto Raven through the table. Julio Deniro and C.M. Punk made the save... Scott Hudson interviewed Vince Russo, A.J. Styles, Sonny Siaki, Legend, and Ekmo. Styles told Russo not to do anything stupid...

(1) Dusty Rhodes & America's Most Wanted beat Legend & Ekmo & Sonny Siaki at 8:26... Shane Douglas promo aired... Hudson interviewed Michael Shane...

(2) Michael Shane pinned Christopher Daniels to retain the X Title at 9:58... Footage aired of Jarrett attacking Hogan and Jimmy Hart at the Japan press conference... Tenay interviewed Jarrett live mid-ring. He said Russo beat him for the NWA Title, not Styles. He said he wasn't going to stand by and let Hogan come to TNA and take his spot so he proactively went after him first. Russo charged the ring. They brawled for several minutes. Jarrett hanged Russo with a belt. Ekmo and Legend made the. Styles entered the ring and shook his head in disgust... Hudson interviewed Kevin Northcutt and Ryan Wilson backstage. They smashed the Roddy Piper interview that was supposed to air...

(3) Kevin Northcutt (w/Ryan Wilson) beat Erik Watts at 4:20... Wilson and Northcutt attacked Watts afterward. Don Harris made the save. Goldy Locks returned to tend to Watts...

(4) Sonjay Dutt & Eric Young beat Jerrell Clark & El Fuego at 7:28. Dutt looked really special. Clark nailed Young with his incredible 630 degree flip splash... Hudson interviewed Kid Kash backstage...

(5) Roadkill & Danny Doring beat Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger (w/David Young, Glenn Gilberti) at 6:32... Hudson interviewed Raven backstage...

(6) Abyss pinned Kid Kash at 4:51. Afterward, Kash threw powder into Abyss's eyes and beat him with a chair... Diamond, Swinger, and Gilberti ranted about their loss...

(7) Slash & Vampiro (w/Mitchell) beat C.M. Punk & Julio Dinero at 4:30... Raven attacked Vamp and Slash afterward, then chased after Mitchell... Tenay plugged an in-ring interview with Styles was up next. West plugged next week's show...

Jimmy Hart called in to talk about Hogan coming in. Jarrett grabbed a mic and cut a promo on Styles hyping the Oct. 22 NWA Title match. Styles attacked Jarrett. Dusty walked out and watched the brawl as the show ended...

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