On Wednesday, December 18th, 2002, NWA-TNA presented NWA-TNA PPV 26. In the latest of our NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroViews, we begin with an opening video package.
Mike Tenay and Don West welcome everyone to the show and briefly go over what is going to be on the show. Tenay puts over the importance of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Tenay mentions the places where Jeff Jarrett has defended the belt.
A video highlighting where Jeff Jarrett has gone defending the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Jarrett talks to Jeremy Borash throughout the video, and the interview appears to have taken place at a WWA event.
Outside the building, Goldylocks meets up with Curt Hennig as he enters the building. Goldylocks wants to know what is on Hennig’s mind, but he ignores her and makes his way to the ring. Hennig grabs the microphone from Jeremy Borash. Hennig says he has some business to take care of, and that is Vince Russo.
Hennig says he would have wanted until the end of the show for Russo to show his face, but I ran out of beer in the bus. I got Brock Lesnar buying me some more beer at the liquor store. Hennig referring to the the fight he and Lesnar got into on the Plane from Hell; WWF superstars returned to the U.S. from WWF UK tour in early 2000s.
Hennig is pissed that Russo screwed him over last week out of winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Hennig is going to tie Vince Russo in a knot. Does Russo wants to be a man or a mouse. Hennig says that Russo “is just a fan”. Hennig threatens Russo saying that his fist will be going down Russo’s throat.
Russo shows up and has the Harris Brothers with him. Hennig chases Russo around the ring until he is beaten up by… LOW KI, ELIX SKIPPER, and CHRISTOPHER DANIELS! Hennig is held down as Low Ki, Skipper and Daniels stomp away on Hennig. BG James is on commentary mocking Jim Ross.
Harris Brothers tear down the TNA banners off the guardrails. Russo welcomes Hennig to Sports Entertainment Xtreme. Security and referees run down to the ring & stop the attack on Curt Hennig.
Mike Tenay and Don West are shocked that Low Ki has joined S.E.X.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with NWA representative “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Goldylocks wants to know what is going on. AJ Styles walks by and Armstrong stops Styles. Armstrong wants to know why Styles is associated with Russo. Armstrong says that Styles isn’t welcomed in the NWA locker room.
Styles puts himself over and says that he deserves to be a World Champion. Styles says that until he gets that, he is going to be all over Jeff Jarrett. They cut to a camera backstage Jeff Jarrett beating down AJ Styles they brawl outside the TNA Asylum. Mortimer Plumtree is trying to stop Jarrett but to no avail.
NWA-TNA PPV 26
10-Man X-Division Elimination Gauntlet for the Gold Match
Jason Cross and Amazing Red begin the match. Then every 90 seconds, then another X-Division wrestler enters the match. Amazing Red with a Standing Shooting Star goes for a pin-fall and gets a two-count.
The Next entrant is Tony Mamaluke.
The next entrant is Jimmy Rave.
Next entrant is Shark Boy. Shark Boy with a Bulldog off the middle rope on Rave goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Mortimer Plumtree has made his way to ringside, he joins Mike Tenay and Don West on commentary. Rave with a Running Clothesline in the corner on Shark Boy goes for a pin-fall gets a two count.
Next entrant Kid Kash. Kash catches with a PowerSlam coming off the middle rope goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Cross goes for a pin-fall on Rave gets a two count.
Next entrant Ace Steel. Jimmy Rave with a SchoolBoy Rollup on Mamaluke gets the 1-2-3! First Elimination of the match Tony Mamaluke. Shark Boy with Deep Sea Drop on Jimmy Rave goes for a pin-fall gets the 1-2-3!
The second Elimination of the match is Jimmy Rave.
Next entrant Jose Maximo of the SATs. Kid Kash with on Shark Boy goes for a pin-fall gets the 1-2-3! The third Elimination of the match is Shark Boy. Jose Maximo with a Crossbody off the top rope on Kid Kash goes for a pin-fall gets a two count.
Kid Kash with a Crossbody off the top rope on Jose Maximo goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Kid Kash with a Powerbomb on Jose Maximo goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Mortimer Plumtree leaves the announce table and goes backstage.
The next entrant is David Young.
Kash, with a Springboard Missile Dropkick on Young goes for pin-fall gets two count. Young gets his left leg on the bottom rope to break up the pin-fall. Kash with a Tornado DDT goes for a pin-fall on Rave gets a two count. Amazing Red to the top rope hits the Infrared on. Young goes for a pin-fall and gets the 1-2-3!
Fourth Elimination of the match David Young. Ace Steel with a Tornado DDT off the top rope on Jose Maximo goes for a pin-fall gets the 1-2-3!
Fifth Elimination of the match Jose Maximo. Joel Maximo with School Boy roll up gets the 1-2-3!
Sixth Elimination of the match Ace Steel. Kid Kash with a Clothesline on Joel Maximo goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Kid Kash with a Hurricanrana on Joel Maximo goes for a pin-fall gets the 1-2-3!
Seventh Elimination of the match Joel Maximo. Amazing Red with a Head Scissors on Kid Kash Kash’s shoulders were on the mat, Red gets two count on Kash. Red with an Enziguri on Kash goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Kash grabs the bottom rope to break up the pin-fall.
Kash with a Gorilla Press Slam Red off the top rope goes for a pin-fall gets a two count before, it’s broken up by Cross. Cross with a Hurricanrana on Kash followed byAmazing Red with Red Eye on Kash goes for a pin-fall and gets the 1-2-3!
The eighth Elimination of the match is Kid Kash. Final Two Amazing Red and Jason Cross. Cross with a Brain buster followed by bodyslam on Red Cross goes to the top rope hits Crossfire goes for a pin-fall gets the 1-2-3!
Final Elimination is Amazing Red
Winner: 10 Man X-Division Elimination Gauntlet for the Gold Match – Jason Cross!
Mike Tenay announces that the X-Division title match is now a three-way between Sonny Siaki, EZ Money and Jerry Lynn. Don West goes over a triple threat tag team match and BG James vs. Ron Killings Street Fight.
Vince Russo and the rest of S.E.X. enter the ring and Russo has a microphone. Russo asks the fans if they realize that thousands of people tune in to laugh at them. Russo puts down the Nashville crowd as being pathetic. Russo says if he was a dentist he would make millions.
Russo introduces the three newest members of his group, Low Ki, Elix Skipper and Christopher Daniels. Russo says that the NWA wouldn’t book Low Ki because he wouldn’t commit to a 52 weeks schedule. Russo says he will give Ki days off whenever he wants. Daniels is introduced next, and Russo says that Daniels wasn’t booked on the shows because his plane ticket from California cost too much.
Elix Skipper is introduced next. Skipper says no money was enough to return to the NWA. Russo guarantees Skipper a lot of money and that Skipper will get laid twice a day. Russo proceeds to rip on BG James and tells him their isn’t any compassion in S.E.X. Russo threatens to kick BG out of the group.
Russo also demands that the Harris Brothers do not disappoint him tonight. Russo tells Jeff Jarrett that he is sick and tired of waiting and calls out Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett’s music hits and Jarrett shows up at the top of the ramp. Jarrett actually walks down to the ring. Jarrett tells Russo it is time for Russo to shut up and listen to him.
Jarrett begins to let the fans know who Russo is. Russo is just a magazine writer and that Russo has no reason to be in the ring. Jarrett says that Russo hates the business because Russo never had the balls to be a wrestler. Jarrett tells a story about Russo interviewing Jarrett back in 1993 for the first time.
Russo also apparently wanted to leave the WWF for WCW. Jarrett tells everyone that Jarrett protected Russo back in the WWF. Goldberg also wanted to kick Russo’s ass as did Scott Steiner. Jarrett says that he has saved Russo’s ass to many times. Jarrett mentions all the things he did for the Sports Entertainment portion of the industry.
Jarrett lets Russo know he crossed the line when he spat in the face of Jerry Jarrett. Jeff Jarrett says that if it weren’t for wrestling Russo would be back in NY selling televisions. Jarrett has some questions but Russo has a question for Jarrett. Russo wants to know where Jarrett’s balls are. Russo says everyone is laughing at Jarrett in the back.
Russo is the only one who can get the respect back for Jarrett. Russo asks Jarrett if he is with him or against him? Jarrett stalls for a few moments and says “I never was with you and I never will be with you.” Jarrett calls Russo a SOB and proceeds to brawl with S.E.X. Jarrett grabs a chair and begins to literally hit everyone with chair shots.
However, the numbers game catches up to Jarrett as Ron and Don Harris with the H-Bomb on Jarrett. S.E.X. beaten down, on Jarrett. Skipper with the Play of the Day and Daniels connects with the Best Moonsault Ever. Security eventually runs down and protects Jarrett from any further beating the but damage has been done. Russo dumps some water on Don West and Mike Tenay before heading to the back through the crowd.
NWA-TNA PPV 26
Non-Title 3-Way Dance
Brian Lee and Slash (The New Church) with Father James Mitchell and BellDonna vs. “Cowboy” James Storm and “Wildcat” Chris Harris (America’s Most Wanted) vs. Ron and Don Harris (The Harris Brothers)
Slash and Storm start the match with Storm taking Slash out with a somersault dive off the top goes for pin-fall gets two count. Slash with the Slash and Burn but goes for pin-fall gets two count. Percy Pringle is sitting at the top of the ramp. Storm takes Slash down with a side Russian leg sweep goes for pin-fall gets two count.
Chris Harris enters and atomic drops Slash setting up Storm to hit a super kick goes for pin-fall gets two count. Slash with a running clothesline on Chris Harris. Lee enters and works on Chris Harris with several right hands and a big boot goes for pin-fall gets two count.
Lee with a snap suplex on Chris Harris Chris Harris Lee with a gorilla press slam and chokes Chris Harris across the middle rope. Chris Harris mounts Lee with several right hands and a leaping clothesline. Chris Harris with a top rope cross body on Lee goes for pin-fall gets two count.
A double backdrop on Lee and AMW connects with a double-team dropkick. Chris catapults Slash into the corner and attack the Harris Brothers. The match loses control, and all three teams start a big brawl all around ringside. Harris Brothers with the H-Bomb on Chris Harris.
New Church distract the referee as Athena rolls into the ring and low blows Ron Harris. The ROAD WARRIORS storm the ring and attack the Harris Brothers. Animal and Hawk with the Doomsday Device on Slash. Hawk splashes on Ron Harris in the middle of the ring. Storm goes for the pin-fall on Ron Harris goes for a pin-fall and gets the 1-2-3!
Winners: “Wildcat” Chris Harris & “Cowboy” James Storm!
Give the assistant to The ROAD WARRIORS Animal and Hawk.Backstage, Goldylocks catches up with the Road Warriors, who are leaving the building. Animal tells Russo that they just took on their Sports Entertainment. Goldylocks turns her attention to the locker room where Bob Armstrong is rallying up the troops. The locker room consists of just the X-Division wrestlers.
Armstrong is sick of Vince Russo taking everyone out. Armstrong needs the best they got, even better than that. Armstrong needs the egos to be out the window. A video promoting the Sonny Siaki/Jerry Lynn feud and match from last week is shown. The video also highlights the mystery woman who helped Siaki last week.
NWA-TNA PPV 26
NWA X-Division Championship
EZ Money vs. Jerry Lynn vs. (c) Sonny Siaki
Lynn and Money take each other down with arm drags after shoving Siaki down. Money drives Siaki down with a gut buster a neck breaker goes for a pin-fall gets two count. Lynn with a head scissors takedown on Money. Siaki super kicks Money and Lynn goes for a pin-fall gets two count.
Lynn with a head scissors on Money but Money’s momentum spears Siaki goes for a pin-fall gets two count. Siaki with a pump handle suplex on Lynn goes for a pin-fall gets two count. Money with a kick on Siaki in the corner and delivers a running baseball slide dropkick in the corner. Lynn blocks the attempted move on him and dropkicks Money down.
Money with a reverse DDT on Siaki but Siaki managed to kick out following a pin attempt. Lynn leaps off Siaki’s back and plants Money with a tornado DDT goes for a pin-fall gets two count. Siaki avoids a leg drop on the apron and nails Lynn with a right hand. Lynn manages to drop Siaki throat first across the top rope.
Lynn backdrops Money over the top onto Siaki on the floor. Money and Siaki trade right and on the floor and Lynn takes them both out with a somersault dive. Lynn tries to suplex Siaki into the ring but is unable to. Money with a flip clothesline on Siaki but knocks Lynn down with a duel clothesline.
Siaki goes for a ace crusher but Lynn plants Siaki with a reverse DDT goes for a pin-fall gets two count. Money with the Money Bag gets a two count on Lynn. Siaki with a overhead suplex on Money for a Money and Lynn with the 3-D on Siaki but The mystery woman arrives and takes her jacket off and slaps Lynn.
Siaki clotheslines Lynn to the floor. Money can hit a suplex because of his back. Thus, Siaki with the Siakilypse on EZ Money goes for a pin-fall gets the 1-2-3!
Winner: AND STILL NWA X-Division Champion, Sonny Siaki!
After the match, the woman embraces Vince Russo who is now in the ring. Russo tells Siaki that it was always about him and not Jarrett. Russo puts Siaki over as an elite athlete in this business. Russo wants Siaki to join S.E.X. Russo really kisses Siaki’s buttby putting him over huge. Russo has given Siaki a gift named “Desire” that would be the woman.
Desire whispers something in Siaki’s ear and Russo says that she will do everything that Siaki’s asks. Russo says that “the world is yours” and Jerry Lynn tackles Siaki until Desire low blows Lynn and Siaki beats down Lynn with Desire. Siaki leaves with Russo and apparently has joined S.E.X.
Before the next match, Ron Killings raps about BG James and Vince Russo until he is attacked by BG James.
NWA-TNA PPV 26
No DQ Falls Count Anywhere Match
Ron Killings vs. BG James
BG James with several right hands on Killings in the corner to start the match. Killings with a leg lariat and a flying forearm sending BG James to the floor. BG James heads up the ramp, and they trade right hands. Killings with a scissors kick on the ramp way goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count.
Killings sends BG James off the ramp way and BG James goes hard onto the cage platform on the side of the ramp. They brawl over by the balcony where BG James nails Killings with a trash can and goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. BG James sets Killings up and power bombs Killings through a table. BG James covers, but Killings kicks out.
BG James has a shovel and cookie sheet. BG James with a cookie sheet shot to the head and also uses a floor is wet sign. BG James somehow got a sink but Killings avoided the shot and hits BG James with the shovel. Killings is attacked by Elix Skipper, who chokes Killings with a nightstick.
Low Ki, Daniels and Skipper help James pick up the win following a trash can shot from Daniels. BG James goes for a pin-fall and gets the 1-2-3!
Winner: BG James.
“Bullet” Bob Armstrong makes his way down to ringside, and he isn’t happy with the constant beatings. Armstrong says he has three of his best to face Russo’s best. Armstrong has the SAT and Amazing Red to face Low Ki, Daniels and Skipper.
NWA-TNA PPV 26
Low Ki, Christopher Daniels, and Elix Skipper vs. Amazing Red, Joel, and Jose Maximo
All six men brawl in the ring and outside the ring to start the match. Daniels bodyslam Red on the floor as nails Joel with a springboard knee attack in the ring. Low Ki and Joel are legally in the ring and Joel dropkicks Low Ki off the middle rope to the floor. Joel with a Topé Suicida onto Skipper. Red with a Hurricanrana on Daniels in the ring.
SAT’s with running attacks on Low Ki in the corner. Red with a springboard drop kick and a ace crusher on Low Ki goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Red with a dropkick on Low Ki goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Low Ki with an atomic drop stopping Joel’s attempted tornado DDT.
Daniels enters the ring and is tripled teamed by Amazing Red, Joel and Jose Maximo in the corner. Double team dropkick by Red and Jose on Daniel goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Red with a series of kicks on Daniels goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Jose with a snap power slam on Daniels goes for a pin-fall gets a two count.
Daniels is back dropped over the top to the floor. Skipper enters, and so does Low Ki. SAT with a Boston Crab/chin lock combo with Red entering and dropkicking Skipper right in the face! Double-team running bulldog on Daniels goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count. Red with a missile dropkick on Daniels goes for a pin-fall gets a two count.
Daniels with a clothesline to stop Red’s momentum. Skipper enters and drops Red throat first across the top rope. Skipper works on Red with a belly to belly suplex goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Skipper with several knees to the face of Red. Low Ki gets some cheap shots in as the referee is distracted by the SAT.
Red with an inside cradle on Daniels, but the referee was distracted by Skipper. Daniels with a delayed vertical suplex and a split legged moonsault on Red goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Skipper with a sit down abdominal stretch on Red. Red is trying to make the tag but is simply unable to as Low Ki, Daniels and Skipper continue to work on Red for several moments.
Red plants Low Ki with a tornado DDT and sends Low Ki face-first into the corner reversing a Low Ki Krusher attempt. Red connects with the Code Red as well and nearly wins the match for his team! Red slowly makes his way to his corner and tags in both SAT’s. Joel and Jose clean house on S.E.X, driving them down with clotheslines and sending them to the floor.
Joel with a tornado DDT on Skipper for a two-count. Daniels with a STO on Joel and hits the Best Moonsault Ever but doesn’t get the win. Jose with a sit down suplex on Daniels goes for a pin-fall gets two count. Skipper with a brain buster on Jose, but Jose kicks out. Low Ki kicks Red off the apron, and Skipper takes Jose out with a dive on the floor.
Red works on Low Ki with several chops against the ropes. Low Ki blocks the Code Red and flips Red down to the mat. Low Ki with a backbreaker on Red but misses a twisting 450 splash. Red misses the Infrared on Ki and crashes to the mat hard. Ki covers but Red manages to pop his shoulder up.
Low Ki goes for the Ki Krusher but Red rolls Low Ki up goes for a pin-fall gets two count. Low Ki dropkicks Red as Don West starts up a “Go Red Go” chant. This match is just out of control at this point. Joel with a flurry of right hands on Skipper as they brawl on the floor. Red with a Hurricanrana on Daniels goes for a pin-fall gets two count.
Daniels with a sit out one arm power bomb on Red and tags in Low Ki. Low Ki accidentally hits Daniels with a yakuza kick and is rolled up by Red for a near fall! Ki with a handspring leaping kick on Red but only gets a two count. Red with a spinning kick on Ki and hits the 718 and goes for and hit’s a springboard Red Eye but Low Ki again kicks out!
Red with a standing shooting star press but Low Ki kicks out. Skipper with a gut wrench slam on Red but Red kicks out yet again. Ki sets Red up and attempts the ki Krusher but Red battles out of the move. SAT come over and go for the Spanish Fly on Ki, but Skipper and Daniels prevent that from happening.
Daniels with the Last Rites on Joel and Skipper hits the Play of the Day on Jose. Low Ki blocks a Hurricanrana on the middle rope and drives Red down with a middle rope Ki Krusher! Low Ki rolls onto Red, goes for a pin-fall gets the 1-2-3!
Winners: Christopher Daniels, Elix Skipper and Low Ki.
After the match, Vince Russo enters the ring and asks BG James why are there tables underneath the ring. BG James says it because they put them there. S.E.X. set up a table and put the SAT and Red on the table in the middle of the ring. Low Ki, Skipper, and Daniels all go to leap off the top, but Curt Hennig runs down and begins to brawl with all of S.E.X.
The numbers game catches up for a moment so Hennig whips them with his belt. David Flair rolls into the ring and has an axe handle, and hits Hennig in the throat. Flair locks in the figure four on Hennig in the middle of the ring as BG James stomps on Hennig. Jarrett runs down with a steel chair and hits everyone with it.
Jarrett plants Low Ki with the Stroke. Jarrett nails Flair with the chair and puts the figure four on David Flair in the middle of the ring. Hennig grabs the chair and begins to hit S.E.X. AJ Styles slides into the ring and attacks Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett is placed on the table and Daniels/Skipper splash onto Jarrett crashing through the table.
Vince Russo is using the axe to destroy the TNA set. Russo says, “the following show has been presented by Sports Entertainment Xtreme” NWA-TNA PPV 26 goes for the air.