CONTACTABOUTFACEBOOKTWITTERPODCAST IPHONE APPANDROID APPAMAZON APPRSS
Pro Wrestling Torch
Pro Wrestling Torch Reaches The Most Wrestling Fans Every Week: #1 in iTunes • #1 on iPhone and iPad • #1 on Android • #1 on Kindle
GOT THE PWTORCH APP YET?
iPhone & iPad
Android
Amazon Kindle
Windows Phone
PWTorch Phone App
Torch Today
OCT. 30 IN HISTORY: Wed. Night TNA PPV 11 years ago features Hall vs. R-Truth, Styles X Division Title defense, Hennig, more

Oct 30, 2013 - 9:39:33 AM
PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO BOOKMARK US & VISIT US DAILY


HallScott2_WKwide_4.jpg



This Day In Wrestling History - October 30

Date: October 30, 2002 (11 years ago)

Feature: TNA's Wednesday Night PPV 11 years ago featured an interesting match-up of Ron Killings (now R-Truth in WWE) vs. Scott Hall, plus A.J. Styles vs. Amazing Red for the X Division Title in the main event and Jeff Jarrett vs. Curt Hennig.

Torch Back-Issue: PWTorch Newsletter #730.

Not a VIP member? Find out how to access over 1,000 PWTorch Newsletter back-issues right now by CLICKING HERE - PWTorch.com/GoVIP.

NWA-TNA PPV #19
OCTOBER 30, 2002
NASHVILLE, TENN. AT THE FAIRGROUNDS
REPORT BY WADE KELLER, PWTORCH EDITOR


After panning the crowd for fan signs (including "Everybody dressed up for Halloween tonight and they're all dressed as hillbillies"), they went right to the ring without formal introductions.

(1) Kid Kash pinned Tony Mamaluke at 9:33 with a double-underhook suplex. One of Kash's better TNA matches. Well-paced, believable, good near falls near the end. Good opener. (**3/4)

At ringside, Mike Tenay and Don West previewed the rest of the event. A pretaped interview with Tenay and Scott Hall aired. Hall said he likes the outlaw renegade spirit of TNA. He said the rest of the wrestlers are maybe "too stupid to quit," wanting to take on the big companies. Tenay said Hall's resume is impressive, but he hasn't won the World Title yet. He said tonight he gets his shot. "I'd be lying if I said I didn't want it," Hall said. He added that he is impressed with Killings's talent, but he's going to find out later he's not as good as he thinks he is. Nice segment. The sitdown interview is a good way to present hype for matches in a "sports-like" fashion that isn't seen on WWE TV. Hall did a really cool job putting over the company.

Ron "The Truth" Killings came out and ripped on hillbillies before the match and said he doesn't believe the rumors that Jeff Jarrett is Mr. Wrestling III. He called for Hall to come out. Hall came out and told Truth that Jarrett is playing him like "Ricky Ricardo's bongo drums." He said he shouldn't be worried about Mr. Wrestling, he should be worried about him.

(2) Ron "The Truth" Killings pinned Scott Hall at 6:40. Mr. Wrestling III interfered at the end. Hall beat him up and unmasked him, but he fled before his face could be seen. Killings then finished off Hall with a forward suplex. A passable short title match, but not one that's going to help him get over as a star who has "must-see matches."

They ran a video feature on Curt Hennig, but the audio was muted, so they cut it off early.

Jeff Jarrett came to the ring and said he is glad the NWA is making him go through a tournament to earn a title shot since he didn't want anything handed to him. He put a bounty on Mr. Wrestling III's head (could this storyline be any more old-school and Southern?). Hennig came out and mocked Jarrett's past gimmicks as Double J and Chosen One. He rambled about Mr. Wrestling III, barely keeping his train of thought. He said he thinks its suspicious Jarrett and III are never in the same place at the same time. Whatever.

(3) James Storm & Chris Harris beat Hotshots and Rick & Chris Michaels to retain the NWA Tag Titles at 6:20. Some good highspots and bumps. (**)

After the finish, the lights went out. When they came back on, Brian Lee and Slash were beating up the heels. They showed Jim Mitchell watching and smiling from the stage. He said evil has returned. Lee chokeslammed Storm off the balcony backstage and then crushed Chris Harris through a table. Good promo from Mitchell; creepy as always.

A sitdown interview aired with Bob Armstrong and Don Harris. Armstrong announced that champs can now lose belts on a DQ and that Harris would be a special enforcer ref. He announced the eight-man tourney to earn a title shot, also... Tenay announced Syxx-Pac was too injured to wrestle.

(4) B.G. James pinned Ron Harris at 5:34 with a roll-up. Not much to it, but okay. During the match, they showed Jarrett beating up and bloodying Hennig. Don was special ref, but Armstrong fired him for supposedly favoring his brother during the match. (*)

(5) Ace Steel & Bruce (w/Mortimer Plumtree) beat Jorge Estrada & Priscilla at 5:52. (*1/2)

(6) Jeff Jarrett pinned Curt Hennig at 1:10. Hennig was too injured from the attack to fight. (NR)

Jerry Lynn told Goldy he will beat Siaki and then move on to earn an NWA Hvt. Title shot.

(7) Sonny Siaki pinned Jerry Lynn at 14:58 with his feet on the ropes. Well-paced, told a story. (***1/2)

Lawler told Goldy that he and April were deeply in love, then kissed her. April looked bored.

(8) A.J. Styles pinned Amazing Red to retain the X Title at 12:35. This was Red's best singles match to date. Styles keeps getting better all-around. (***1/2)

[Torch photo credit Wade Keller (c) PWTorch.com]


We suggest these recent related articles...
9/26 EVENING UPDATE: Summerslam PPV buys, TNA announces BFG matches, Trish on Divas, NOAH, more
9/25 EVENING UPDATE: Jake Roberts gets good news, NXT video game, Prince Devitt debuts, NXT in video game, more
9/25 AFTERNOON UPDATE: Jake Roberts health update, Batista in De Niro movie, Taker rare appearance, Magnus & Mickie birth child, Hogan/TMZ, Tully, Drew McIntyre, more
prowrestling.net
CLICK HERE FOR EVEN MORE PW.NET HEADLINES


CLICK TO EMAIL THIS ARTICLE
CLICK HERE TO RETURN TO MAIN LISTING

NEW! SIGN UP FOR FREE PWTORCH BREAKING NEWS EMAIL ALERTS
BECOME A PWTORCH VIP MEMBER
-FORMER MEMBERS LOGIN HERE TO RENEW
-NEW MEMBERS CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
SELECT BY ARTICLES CATEGORY
SEARCH PWTORCH.COM



CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF UPCOMING PRO WRESTLING EVENTS
MORE HEADLINES AT AFFILIATE SITES
MMATorch
LATEST HEADLINES - CLICK TO READ CLICK HERE FOR MORE MMATORCH HEADLINES


PWTORCH POLL - VOTE NOW!
VOTE: How should WWE handle the craze around Randy Orton RKO Vines?
 
pollcode.com free polls
RawScoreboard_Wide_11.png


Would you watch Raw both more often and longer per show if it was 2 hours instead of 3 hours?
 
pollcode.com free polls

MCNEILL LIVECAST POLL: What is the greatest Hell in a Cell match in WWE history?
Taker vs. Michaels (October 1997)
Taker vs. Mankind (June 1998)
Hunter vs. Cactus Jack (February 2000)
Lesnar vs. Taker (October 2002)
Michaels vs. Hunter (June 2004)
Batista vs. Taker (November 2007)
Cena vs. Orton (October 2009)
Undertaker vs. Hunter (April 2012)
Other (email to pwtorchlivecast @gmail.com)
  
Free polls from Pollhost.com

VOTE IN OR SEE RESULTS OF PREVIOUS POLLS



LATEST HEADLINES - CLICK TO READ CLICK HERE FOR EVEN MORE INC HEADLINES

_
LATEST FREE AUDIO SHOWS - CLICK TO LISTEN VIEW MORE PWTORCH LIVECAST EPISODES
DOWNLOAD PWTORCH LIVECAST APP
SUBSCRIBE TO PWTORCH LIVECAST IN ITUNES


ABOUT US

THE TORCH REACHES MORE COMBAT ENTERTAINMENT FANS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE

PWTorch editor Wade Keller has covered pro wrestling full time since 1987 starting with the Pro Wrestling Torch print newsletter. PWTorch.com launched in 1999 and the PWTorch Apps launched in 2008.

He has conducted "Torch Talk" insider interviews with Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Steve Austin, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Eric Bischoff, Jesse Ventura, Lou Thesz, Jerry Lawler, Mick Foley, Jim Ross, Paul Heyman, Bruno Sammartino, Goldberg, more.

He has interviewed big-name players in person incluiding Vince McMahon (at WWE Headquarters), Dana White (in Las Vegas), Eric Bischoff (at the first Nitro at Mall of America), Brock Lesnar (after his first UFC win).

He hosted the weekly Pro Wrestling Focus radio show on KFAN in the early 1990s and hosted the Ultimate Insiders DVD series distributed in retail stories internationally in the mid-2000s including interviews filmed in Los Angeles with Vince Russo & Ed Ferrara and Matt & Jeff Hardy. He currently hosts the most listened to pro wrestling audio show in the world, (the PWTorch Livecast, top ranked in iTunes)


REACHING 1 MILLION+ UNIQUE USERS PER MONTH
500 MILLION CLICKS & LISTENS PER YEAR
MILLIONS OF PWTORCH NEWSLETTERS SOLD
PWTORCH STAFF

EDITORS:
Wade Keller, editor
(kellerwade@gmail.com)

James Caldwell, assistant editor
(pwtorch@gmail.com)

STAFF COLUMNISTS:
Bruce Mitchell (since 1990)
Pat McNeill (since 2001)
Greg Parks (since 2007)
Sean Radican (since 2003)

We also have a great team of
TV Reporters
and Specialists and Artists.

PWTORCH VIP MEMBERSHIP

PWTorch offers a VIP membership for $10 a month (or less with an annual sub). It includes nearly 25 years worth of archives from our coverage of pro wrestling dating back to PWTorch Newsletters from the late-'80s filled with insider secrets from every era that are available to VIPers in digital PDF format and Keller's radio show from the early 1990s.

Also, new exclusive top-shelf content every day including a new VIP-exclusive weekly 16 page digital magazine-style (PC and iPad compatible) PDF newsletter packed with exclusive articles and news.

The following features come with a VIP membership which tens of thousands of fans worldwide have enjoyed for many years...

-New Digital PWTorch Newsletter every week
-3 New Digital PDF Back Issues from 5, 10, 20 years ago
-Over 60 new VIP Audio Shows each week
-Ad-free access to all PWTorch.com free articles
-VIP Forum access with daily interaction with PWTorch staff and well-informed fellow wrestling fans
-Tons of archived audio and text articles
-Decades of Torch Talk insider interviews in transcript and audio formats with big name stars.


**SIGN UP FOR VIP ACCESS HERE**

CONTACTABOUTFACEBOOKTWITTERPODCASTIPHONE APPANDROID APPAMAZON APPRSS
VIP SIGN-UP
VIP LOGIN
THE TORCH: #1 IN COMBAT ENTERTAINMENT COVERAGE | © 1999-2013 TDH Communications Inc. • All rights reserved -- PRIVACY POLICY