NWA:TNA Live Notes Report For 6-25-03
By: Phillip McConnell NWA:TNA Correspondent
Hello, and welcome to this weeks’ NWA:TNA Live Notes Report. Last night at the TNA Asylum here in Nashville a red hot crowd (literally) saw Americas’ Most Wanted become three-time NWA World Tag Team Champions when they defeated Triple X. D-Lo Brown exacted some revenge for being attacked last week by NWA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles. And the odd tag team pairing of Raven and Jeff Jarrett faced off with the equally as odd couple of Shane Douglas and Glenn Gilberti. Plus we found out last night just who was behind all the attacks on Raven by Douglas and much more. Ok, I’ve got a busy, busy day ahead of me so on with this weeks NWA:TNA LNR.
BG James, Ron Killings, and Konan over Delirious, CB Cane, and Todd Sexton.
David Young over 2 Face.
Alexis Laree and Julio over Alter Boy Luke and Daizee Haze.
Video package going over the events of last week to kick off things.
Americas’ Most Wanted over Triple X by pin fall inside a steel cage to become THREE TIME NWA World Tag Team Champions. All I can say about this match is WOW. From start to finish the crowd was on it’s feet and very much into the match. There must have been close to a dozen different chants going on at different points during this match. And who knows, the crossbody press off the top of the cage by Skipper or the legdrop off the top of the cage by Harris could be to somebody in the Asylum what Jimmy ““Superfly”” Snuka off the top of the cage onto Don Muraco at Madison Square Garden was to Mick Foley.
Next up was Don West and Mike Tenay going over the card for show.
D-Lo Brown made his way out to the ring with the cage still in place. He said he had been side tracked on his quest for the NWA World Title but his journey to the belt starts now. He then called out AJ Styles. The two started to fight almost instantly and we have our selves the second cage match in TNA history just moments after the first. This was non-title of course. The two fought to a no decision when Vince Russo got involved. The crowd was hot for this match also.
Two straight great segments to kick off the show and two segments that set the bar high for the rest of the night.
Outside the Asylum Shane Douglas brawls with the Gathering (Julio and Alexis) then heads inside to cut a promo on Raven. He says he sold his soul to the devil to get into TNA. Raven comes out to fight with Douglas. Glenn Gilberti comes to the aid of Douglas leading to Jeff Jarrett coming to the aid of Raven.
Promo video shown for the Sting interview done by Mike Tenay. The interview will be shown next week.
Jerry Lynn over Justin Credible in a Lights Out Match. This one started outside, behind the Asylum, and involved some trucks, a fence, and some plastic carts. Match moved inside and never got to the ring as they ended up fighting over by Lollipops’ dance cage and then on the entrance ramp. Lynn got the win in a match that for the second straight week was too short. I’m crossing my fingers and asking nicely for TNA to give these guys at least 10 minutes. Just 10 minutes, and they can show why so may in the Asylum are so into both guys. 10 MINUTES PLEASE.
After the match Lynn went to check on Lollipop who took a bump on the TNA set during the match. Credible took advantage of this and attacked Lynn, handcuffing him to the dance cage and then beat him with a chair.
Glenn Gilberti talks to the members of what use to be Sports Entertainment Xtreme and explains to them that Russo won’t let them use the name. He also says that they need to make a statement. So of course that means unmasking Shark Boy.
Frankie Kazarian over Chris Sabin in a non-title match. OUTSTANDING match. This match hopefully will shut all the doubters up that these two belonging and show that they can carry the X-Division. Some sick yet beautiful moves in this match including a release German suplex off the top rope by Sabin and the one man Spanish Fly, now known as the Flux Capacitor by Kazarian. Awesome match. Crowd, which at first was all eyes and no voice, vocally got into the match as it went on. This should hopefully set up a nice rematch next week.
Douglas talks to Goldylocks. He challenges Raven and Jarrett to tag match against himself and Gilberti.
Short video going over the Kid Kash vs. Erik Watts feud.
Kid Kash over Erik Watts by pin fall after Abyss hit the spinning sidewalk slam on Watts while the ref was down. Solid match but by this point it was so hot in the Asylum you could have fried an egg on the floor. Not that I would want to, but to each his own.
Ron Killings and Konan put BG James, playing the role of Don West, through the Interrogation. Funny stuff. Say what you will, but I have really liked the segments with these three the last two weeks.
Outside of the Asylum, New Jack is talking to Shark Boy who of course is in his Shark Tank. For those that didn’t watch the PPV, and shame on you, the Shark Tank was a kiddie pool. New Jack tells Shark Boy he’s not getting in the water with him because of certain racial reasons. He then tells Shark Boy to scout the next match for him for next weeks’ Hard 10 finals. Shark Boy finally convinces New Jack to get in the pool and they play ring toss with the octopus outside the pool.
Sandman over Sonny Siaki by a score of 11-9 to advance to the finals of the Hard 10 tournament next week against New Jack. After the match New Jack cuts a promo saying they will show everybody what extreme is all about. New Jack and Sandman then have a beer together. I for one am looking forward to the match next week.
Jarrett and Raven accept the challenge of Douglas and Gilberti.
Mike Sanders attacks Shark Boy but doesn’t removes his mask.
Hard Sell by Don West. Jerry Lynn, looking pissed off with blood dried to his head from earlier, comes out and lets us all know that next week he will be facing Justin Credible in a Russian Chain Match. Crowd pops for that.
Goldylocks interviews Sonny Siaki. He tells her that things are going to change around TNA since Russo is in control. Goldy starts to tell him he is wrong when Trinity attacks Goldy from behind.
Jeff Jarrett and Raven by DQ over Shane Douglas and Glenn Gilberti when James Mitchell throws a fireball at Raven.
A few refs and the Gathering attended to Raven. Also some security helped Gilberti from ringside.
Awards for the Night:
Match of the Night: Americas’ Most Wanted Over Triple X in the steel cage.
Moment of the Night: Chris Harris legdrop off the top of the cage.
Raven Award For Promo of the Night: D-Lo Brown
Line of the Night: this comes from Chicken Hat who out of the blue walks up to me and says- “well, after tonight I’ll never complain about a cold bus again!” Sorry, but it was funny.
Thing missing from the show tonight: Tracy. Sorry but I need my weekly dose of Tracyosity. Also needed some CM Punk. Given the chance he can be the man in TNA.
Closing thoughts and comments:
Overall an outstanding show. The two cage matches to open the show got the night off to a great start and both were so good that it made it hard for anything else to keep pace with them. The match between Kazarian and Sabin did keep up with the two cage matches and should help silence some of the current critics of the X-Division.
Former Tennessee Titan, and current San Diego Charger defensive lineman Jason Fisk was in attendance last night and said he really enjoyed the show.
Once again my thanks to all of you for your continued support of these reports and of such great sites as www.totalnonstop.com , www.tnattituce.com , www.tnarevolution.com , www.tnacentral.com -coming next week, and www.heelsection.com .
I’ll be back this weekend with the NWA:TNA Xplosion Review as well as the long awaited return of “Scoops From the Asylum” which I will start doing again each week from now on. Have a great rest of the week and as always…best wishes.