NWA-TNA PPV 29 | NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroViews

On Wednesday, January 22, 2003, NWA-TNA presented NWA-TNA PPV 29. In the latest of our NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroViews.

Tribute to the Sheik is shown. Just a picture of him as he recently passed away. Jeremy Borash is in Australia. Borash says that tonight is a big night for them as they are going to be airing their first pay-per-view for Australia.

Joel, Jose Maximo SATs and Amazing Red vs.  David Young, Shark Boy, and Jimmy Yang

David Young, Shark Boy, and Jimmy Yang attack Joel and Jose Maximo SATs and Amazing Red before the bell. Joel and Jose Maximo SATs and Amazing Red go to the top rope with a triple elbow drops they go for a pin-fall with only one count. Joel Maximo enters and delivers a running Enziguri Kick on Yang and follows up with a German suplex, goes for a pin-fall gets a two count.

Yang, with a spinning heel kick and tags in Young. Young blocks a tornado DDT and sends Joel back first into the corner with a northern lights suplex. Amazing Red gets the tag and drives Young down with a tornado DDT goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count. Young comes back with a swinging front slam on Amazing Red and tags in Shark Boy. Shark Boy with several right hands in the corner.

Red attempts a missile dropkick, but Shark Boy meets Red with a dropkick of his own and goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count. Amazing Red with a spinning kick to Shark Boy’s head. Amazing Red tags in Jose Maximo. Jose Maximo, with a backdrop, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two-count. Yang sneaks a tag and connects with a clothesline on Jose Maximo sends him to the floor.

Double vertical suplex on Jose Maximo as Young enters, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two-count. Shark Boy tags in and goes to work on Jose Maximo but Jose Maximo battles back with right hands. Shark Boy, with a reverse neck breaker, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two-count. Jose Maximo takes Shark Boy down with a head scissors and a Saito suplex. Joel Maximo gets the tag and chops away on Shark Boy against the ropes.

Joel Maximo with a leaping kick to Shark Boy’s head. Young gets the tag and takes Joel Maximo down with a side suplex. Young, with a nice springboard moonsault off the top rope, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count. Double cross body in the ring, and both Young & Joel Maximo are down in the ring. Amazing, and Yang get tags with Red taking Yang down with an arm drag.

Yang drives Amazing Red down with a sick powerbomb. Amazing Red blocks a swinging side slam with a standing arm lock. All six men start brawling where Shark Boy plants Joel Maximo with the Dead Sea Drop. Amazing Red with a tornado DDT on Yang, but Yang comes back with a kick to Amazing Red’s face.

Yang gets crotched on the top rope, and Amazing Red, with a Code Red off the top rope, goes for a pin-fall and gets the 1-2-3!

Winners: Joel, Jose Maximo SATs, and Amazing Red.

After the match, Konnan hits the ring and attacks David Young, Shark Boy, and Jimmy Yang with a kendo stick. Bert Prentice gets into the ring to make Konnan leave the building Eddie Marlin is at ringside, as well as two Nashville police officers and TNA security escort Konnan out of the TNA Asylum, but, first, Konnan yells while pointing the kendo stick at Mike Tenay that he’s knows what this is all about.

Mike Tenay and Don West welcome fans to NWA-TNA PPV #29. Especially the fans from Australia. Mike Tenay gives an update on Percy Pringle III, is recuperating at home after the attack by S.E.X. in the ring last week. Don West has a PWI magazine that had Nikita Koloff and Dusty Rhodes on the cover.

Don West runs down tonight’s match card. AJ Styles vs. Larry Zbyszko, Jerry Lynn and Ron Killings vs. Mike Sanders and David Flair, Vince Russo gets to pick the opponents for NWA Tag Team champions, “Cowboy” James Storm and “Wildcat” Chris Harris, NWA X-Division Champion Sonny Siaki and NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett.

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S.E.X led by Vince Russo, make their way down to the ring. Russo tells a fan he slept with their mother as he held a sign saying Russo was a virgin. Russo makes sure to point out that buy rates have gone up 22% since S.E.X. came into TNA. Russo also says their t-shirt is the number one selling t-shirt.

Russo asks his boys who would want to face America’s Most Wanted tonight. Russo picks Elix Skipper and Low Ki to face the tag team champions. Russo tells Siaki that he isn’t going give Siaki an easy match but instead a three-way dance. Russo tells Tenay that one of challengers will be Chris Vaughn or Rick Santo, the future of TNA.

Russo believes a lady should be involved in the match and picks Athena to compete in the three-way dance. Russo turns his attention to Jeff Jarrett and says the offer to join them is off the table. Russo assures us that Jarrett will not be the champion tonight. Russo says there will be a four-way match for the World Title.

Apparently, it will be under gauntlet rules. Christopher Daniels, BG James, and Don Harris are chosen to be involved in the match. Russo says he has one phone call to make and turns it over to Mike Sanders.

Sanders says he has acquired two of the hottest commodities for S.E.X. Sanders says we will meet the new S.E.X. talent development next week. Sanders introduces the second addition to the group, Ashley Hudson. Hudson is the S.E.X. Australian Champion.

Ashley Hudson with Mike Sanders vs. Flying Elvis Jorge Estrada

Estrada with a School Boy roll-up gets a one count. Estrada, with a Springboard Moonsault on Ashley Hudson, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count. Hudson leaps over the top rope with a Leg Drop on Estrada, goes for a pin-fall, has his feet on the middle rope for leverage gets a two count before Estrada kicks out.

Hudson goes for a Vertical Suplex Estrada reverse it losses his balance in the process, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count. Estrada, with a Springboard Moonsault off the middle rope, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count. Estrada goes up to the top rope Hudson shoves referee Scott Armstrong into the ropes Estrada losses his balance in the process and gets crotched on the top rope turnbuckle.

Estrada Crossbody off the top rope Hudson rolls through referee Scott Armstrong counts the 1-2-3!

Winner: Ashley Hudson.

After the match, Mike Sanders tries to recruit Jorge Estrada to join S.E.X. Sanders offers a handshake Estrada rolls out of the ring and goes to the back.

They show a video package highlighting AJ Styles and his mission to be the NWA World Champion. Last week when Larry Zbyszko came out to the ringside and tried to give Styles advice.

Zbyszko standing on the apron told Styles to shut up! Styles slapped Zbyszko across the face. Zbyszko takes off his sports coat referees & security hit the ring to keep Styles and Zbyszko apart.

AJ Styles vs. Larry Zbyszko

Early on in the match, there was a lot of stalling from both AJ Styles and Larry Zbyszko. Which made it hard for me to write a play-by-play recap of this part of the match. Zbyszko took advantage with head scissors keeping the high-flying Styles on the mat. Zbyszko, with a Backdrop on Styles, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count.

Mortimer Plumtree has come out to the top of the ramp to watch the match between AJ Styles and Larry Zbyszko. Styles with a Vertical Suplex on Zbyszko Styles goes to the top rope Zbyszko hit on the top rope, causing Styles to lose his balance and fall to the mat. Styles with a Double Leg takedown on Zbyszko Styles uses the top rope for leverage referee Andrew Thomas counts the 1-2-3!

Winner: AJ Styles.

After the match, Styles goes over to Mike Tenay and puts himself over as deserving a title match. Styles told Tenay to use his stroke around here, get him his title shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

A video highlighting AJ Styles and his mission to be the NWA World Champion. His interaction with Larry Zbyszko is also shown.

Backstage, Goldylocks is with Jerry Lynn and Ron Killings. Goldylocks as Lynn, what he will do if Vince Russo gets his way tonight. Lynn doesn’t know what he will do, and he mentions that TNA puts food on the table for his daughter. Lynn says this is about his family and not his career anymore.

Mike Sanders and David Flair vs. Ron Killings and Jerry Lynn

Four men start brawling in the ring before the bell. Flair drops down, and Killings is sent to the floor. Lynn rolls Sanders up in the ring for a near fall. Sanders and Flair double-team Lynn in the corner, but Lynn comes back with a clothesline/bulldog combo to gain control. Lynn works on Flair with several chops in the corner.

Sanders gets a cheap shot on Lynn to help Flair gain the advantage. Flair with a rolling neck breaker, and Sanders kicks Lynn in the chest for a near fall. Sanders keeps on saying “Heyyyy” after every pin attempt. Sanders chokes Lynn while the referee is distracted, and Flair stomps away on Lynn.

Sanders, with a snap suplex, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count. Lynn, with several right hands and knocks Flair off the apron. Sanders knocks Lynn down with a spin kick and gets a near fall. Flair takes Lynn down with a snap suplex but only gets a two-count. Flair avoids a clothesline and drives Lynn down with a shin breaker.

Flair begins to work on the left knee of Lynn and gets a near fall. Lynn reverses a figure four and rolls Flair up, but Flair kicks out. Flair with a quick clothesline and gets a two count. Flair continues to work on Lynn with chops and stomps. Flair also chokes Lynn for a few moments.

Sanders tags in and works on Lynn with several stomps in the corner. Lynn manages to tag in Killings, who cleans house with right hands. Killings with a double-head butt. Killings with a scissors kick on Sanders goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count. Double hip toss on Sanders. Flair nails Lynn with his burlap sack Sanders goes for a pinfall on Lynn and gets the 1-2-3!

Winners David Flair & Mike Sanders.

After the match, Mike Sanders tells Killings that their roster is full and that Killings isn’t allowed to join them.

A video of Roddy Piper in an empty arena somewhere cutting a promo on NWA-TNA. Piper says that there was an uproar about the mention of Owen Hart. Piper talks about smacking Russo and says that Russo is the “worst kind of coward.” Piper says that Jeff and Jerry Jarrett are the last people hanging onto tradition so that Russo doesn’t take that away from them.

Piper says that Russo has underestimated his competition. Piper says that he is sending hell towards Russo. Piper knows that he promised not to return to Nashville, but he has heard a lot of people talking. Piper mentions Kid Kash as being one of the young guys who is losing his spirit and soul in wrestling. Piper again says that he is sending people towards Russo way to bring him hell.

NWA World Tag Team Championships
Elix Skipper and Low Ki vs. “Cowboy” James Storm and “Wildcat” Chris Harris (c)

Low-Ki and Storm start the match. Storm works on Low-Ki’s arm with a wrist lock and hammerlock. Low-Ki manages to take Storm down, but Storm holds his own throughout the exchange. Low-Ki with a series of chops and clubbing blows, but Storm comes back with a few of his own. Low-Ki controls Storm with a series of uppercuts and chops.

Storm comes back with a catapult takedown and a lariat. Harris gets the tag and drops an elbow to Low-Ki’s off the middle rope. Harris, with a short arm clothesline on Low-Ki and takes Low-Ki down with a backdrop. Storm with a missile dropkick off the top. AMW double-teams Low-Ki and proceeds to throw Low-Ki right into Skipper, and the challengers roll to the floor.

Skipper rolls into the ring and drives a knee to the midsection of Storm. Storm with a tilt, a whirl, head scissors take down. Storm with a running back elbow, and Harris drives Skipper down with a running bulldog and gets a one count as Low-Ki breaks up the count. Harris mounts Skipper with a series of left hands and a double team backdrop on Skipper, which Storm gets a two count.

Daniels grabs Storms’ foot which allows Skipper to take Storm down with a belly-to-belly suplex. Low-Ki works on Storm with an uppercut and delivers a few chops and kicks in the corner. Skipper and Low-Ki begin to facewash Storm in the corner. Low-Ki with a springboard feint kick on Storm and Skipper locks in a half Boston Crab.

Skipper works on the right knee of Storm. Skipper slows the match down with a sleeper hold on Storm. Storm battles to his feet, but Skipper drives Storm down with a slam, goes for a pin-fall, and gets a two count. Low-Ki enters and works on Storm while mocking a tag to Harris. Low-Ki, with a running forearm shot, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two-count on Storm.

Low-Ki with a front face lock, and Storm makes the tag to Harris, but the referee didn’t see the tag. Daniels is now choking Storm to help Low-Ki. Low-Ki with a baseball slide dropkick on Storm for a two-count. Storm fights back, but Low-Ki drives down an overhand blow. Skipper comes off the top and drives a knee to the ribs of Storm and gets a two-count.

Skipper goes for several kicks, but Storm avoids them and kicks Skipper right in the face. Storm crawls to his corner and tags in Harris, and Low-Ki gets the tag. Harris cleans house with several clotheslines and a spinning power slam on Low-Ki for a near fall. Storm with a swinging neck breaker on Skipper but only gets a two-count (not the legal guys).

Harris catches Ki and connects with a sit-out powerbomb, but the referee is distracted. Skipper no sells several chops, and Harris just begins delivering several shots to the back of Skipper. Harris, with a snap suplex on Skipper and Skipper, rolls to the floor. Low-Ki with a super kick on Harris, and Skipper connects with a double under-hook suplex for a near fall.

Skipper with a spinning heel kick to the back of Storm’s head. Low-Ki, with a kick to Storm’s head, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two count. Harris drops Skipper across the top rope and goes for the Catatonic on Low-Ki, but Low-Ki has an arm breaker locked in. Storm dropkicks Low-Ki off the move. Skipper is met with a super kick from Storm.

AMW go for the Death Sentence, but Harris knocks Daniels off the apron. Low-Ki with a kick on Storm. Harris catches Low-Ki’s attempted cartwheel kick and hits the Catatonic. Skipper has the title belt, while Daniels distracts the referee. Skipper hits Harris with one of the NWA World Tag Team Title Skipper puts Low-Ki on Harris referee Rudy Charles counts the 1-2-3!

Winners: AND NEW NWA World Tag Team champions, Elix Skipper and Low-Ki

After the match, Triple X taunts AMW.

Backstage, Goldylocks is with NWA representative “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Armstrong says he doesn’t need Goldylocks to be telling him what to do. Armstrong says that he only has Jeff Jarrett left to help him fight Vince Russo. Armstrong doesn’t know what to do.

NWA X-Division Championship Match

Athena vs. Chris Vaughn vs. (c) Sonny Siaki with Desire

Siaki grabs Athena she slaps him across the face. Vaughn, with a School Boy roll up on Siaki, gets a two count. Vaughn, with a Jackknife cover on Siaki, gets a two-count. Siaki, with a Death Valley Driver, followed by Siakilypse on Vaughn, goes for a pin-fall, gets a two count pulls Vaughn up.

Vaughn hits Siaki with a Wheelbarrow Ace Crusher, goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Siaki backs Athena into the corner Athena with a Low Blow to Siaki. Desire pulled Athena out to the floor and started attacking her. Siaki, with a Pumphandle on into a Tombstone Piledriver on Vaughn, goes for a pin-fall referee Andrew Thomas counts the 1-2-3!

Winner: AND STILL NWA X-Division Champion, Sonny Siaki.

 After the match, Desire rolled Athena into the ring. Trinity runs down and connects with a missile dropkick on Siaki. Trinity cleans house until Siaki grabs her. Kid Kash runs down and connects with a Hurricanrana on Siaki. Siaki bails from the ring, and Desire gets her top ripped off.

Backstage, Goldylocks is talking to BG James and is invited to celebrate with S.E.X. Goldylocks gets champagne poured on her, and she isn’t happy. Vince Russo walks in, and his not happy because they still have to beat Jeff Jarrett. Russo says that they better get the job done tonight.

Mike Tenay and Don West hype up the main event and the odds that Jeff Jarrett faces tonight.

Jeremy Borash introduces Dusty Rhodes, who comes out with a chain wrapped around his fist. The fans chant his name for a few moments before Rhodes begins to speak. Rhodes says that it looks like Russo has things going his way tonight. Rhodes talks about the NWA blood running through Jarrett’s veins tonight.

Rhodes is sure that Jarrett will retain the belt tonight. Rhodes mentions that someone from his past decided to come out and drag his laundry into the street. Rhodes needs to have some kind of discussion with Nikita Koloff. Rhodes proceeds to call out Koloff to the ring. After a few moments, Koloff shows up and makes his way through the crowd to the ring.

Well, security have a problem getting the guard railing broken up for Koloff. Rhodes wants Koloff to stand on his announcer’s table so they can have a eye level conversation. Rhodes remembers the days when Koloff stood up for himself, but now he is whoring himself out to Vince Russo.

Rhodes talks about Magnum TA and his death in a car accident a few years ago. Rhodes talks about wanting Koloff to take TA place on a show, and Koloff stood for tradition from that time. Rhodes says he is letting what happened to go. Rhodes wants Koloff to stand by him and be the Super Powers one more time.

Tenay shows Koloff a picture of the Super Powers and asks if he remembers those days. Rhodes continues to ask Koloff to join him in the ring. Vince Russo comes out and says that Koloff isn’t going to cross any lines. Low Ki and Elix Skipper are by Russo’s side. Russo says they are here to save the business. Rhodes tells Koloff he is the tradition of this business.

Russo tells Koloff he can either walk to the 1960s are heading to the locker room and change this business. Koloff shoves Russo away and makes his way into the ring. Russo is livid, that is, until Koloff his Rhodes with a right hand. Russo tells Rhodes to blow him, and S.E.X leave the area. Koloff doesn’t leave with Russo, though. Mike Tenay drops his headset and heads to the backstage area.

Backstage, Mike Tenay is trying to get Jeff Jarrett motivated for the main event match tonight. Jarrett tells Tenay you go do what you do best; I’m going to do what I do best, kick butt. Jarrett heads to the ring.

NWA World Heavyweight Championship Gauntlet Match

Jeff Jarrett vs. BG James, Don Harris, and Christopher Daniels

First Elimination: Jarrett works on all three men, nearly sending Daniels out of the ring. The numbers game quickly takes control, and they try to eliminate Jarrett by sending him over the top to the floor. Jarrett with a clothesline on BG but is met with a leg lariat by Daniels. Jarrett is sent to the floor but through the middle rope.

Jarrett sends Daniels into the guardrail Jarrett hits BG James, Don Harris, and Christopher Daniels with a steel chair. Scott Armstrong grabs the steel chair from his brother BG James. Jarrett has been busted open. BG James rams Jarrett into the ring steps, and Don Harris hits Jarrett over the head with a steel chair. Don Harris is also busted open.

They brawl into the crowd, where Jarrett is hit with chairs and right hands several times. Jarrett gets a steel chair and begins to hit everyone with it, but the numbers game catches up again on Jarrett. Jarrett is placed on a table, and Daniels leaps off the balcony but misses his dive and crashes through the table.

Jarrett with more steel chair shots on BG James, Don Harris, and Christopher Daniels. BG James works on Jarrett in the ring with several right hands and chokes Jarrett on the bottom rope. Don follows up with a right hand of his own. BG James, with several left jabs, and Don connects with a running big boot.

BG James, with a knee drop, goes for a pin-fall and gets a two-count. BG James, with an inverted atomic drop and a pump handle slam, goes for a pin-fall Jarrett gets his foot on the bottom rope two count. BG James shoves his brother, referee Scott Armstrong in the corner. Don Harris, with a powerbomb on Jarrett Armstrong, gets in BG James’ face.

BG James slaps his brother Scott Armstrong across the face. Scott Armstrong takes his referee shirt off and low blows BG James. Armstrong with several right hands to his brother BG James’ head. Jarrett backdrops Don Harris over the top to the floor.

Second Elimination: BG James is quickly clotheslined over the top as well. “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes has come down to ringside; he brought referee Rudy Charles with him, and Rhodes is beating up BG James.

Third Elimination: Jarrett backdrops Daniels down, but Daniels locks in a submission hold. Rhodes beats up S.E.X. in the backstage area looking for Russo. Daniels has an arm and leg submission on Jarrett. STO by Daniels and hits the Best Moonsault Ever but isn’t able to follow up quickly.

Daniels goes for a pin-fall but only gets a two-count. Daniels with several right hands and goes up top. Daniels leaps off, but Jarrett stops Daniels in midair Jarrett hits The Stroke on Daniels and goes for a pin-fall referee Rudy Charles counts the 1-2-3!

Winner: AND STILL NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Jeff Jarrett.

NWA-TNA PPV 29 (January 22, 2003) - IMPACT Wrestling
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After the match, the NWA locker room empties and celebrates with Jarrett. Jeremy Borash enters the ring and interviews Jarrett. However, RAVEN enters the ring and beats Jarrett down. Raven plants Jarrett with the Evenflow DDT and steals the belt. Raven staggers up the rampway but walks over towards Russo, and he leaves with S.E.X.

NWA-TNA PPV 29 goes off the air.