On Wednesday, February 5, 2003, NWA-TNA presented NWA-TNA PPV 31. In the latest of our NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroViews.
NWA-TNA opening video Mike Tenay and Don West welcome everyone to the show and they go over some of tonight’s match card NWA-TNA PPV 31. Lights go out and Raven is sitting up in the balcony wearing the NWA World Heavyweight Championship belt he stole at the end of last week’s NWA-TNA PPV.
Raven planted Jarrett with the Evenflow DDT in the middle of the ring. Raven says possession is nine tenths of the law. Raven mentions former NWA World Heavyweight champions Jack Brisco, Harley Race, and Dory Funk, Jr. Mike Tenay says on commentary How dare he mention those men’s names?
Larry Zbyszko is standing is standing in the ring with the NWA World Championship. Zbyszko talks about saying that he has gotten back in the lime light. He says he is going to something nice for AJ Styles tonight. Zbyszko mentions that the belt he has belongs to Jeff Jarrett. He says that he has been very impressed with the work of AJ Styles.
Zbyszko makes sure to mention that Styles couldn’t beat him twice in ten minutes. Zbyszko demands that Jarrett gives Styles a title match. Jeff Jarrett’s music hits, and the champion appears at the top of the entrance ramp. Jarrett thinks the nine-tenths of the law thing is crap.
Jarrett reminds us he is the champion and says that Styles only needs to ask for title shot, something Styles hasn’t done yet. He will agree to the match once Styles simply asks. Jarrett threatens to take the belt from Zbyszko the hard way. Zbyszko warns Jarrett not to threaten him and he wants to do it the hard way.
Jarrett makes his way to the ring but is attacked by AJ Styles from behind. Styles beats on Jarrett in the ring with Zbyszko trying to get Styles off of him. This allows Jarrett to get up and works on Styles. Jarrett knocks Zbyszko out and grabs his championship. However, several masked men in army gear come down and attack Jarrett. They place a hood over Jarrett’s head and they drag him outside the building. It is clearly S.E.X.
Mike Tenay and Don West talk about S.E.X. apparently kidnapping Jeff Jarrett.
NWA-TNA PPV 31
Jorge Estrada vs. Glen Gilbertti
Gilbertti comes out wearing the army clothing from the previous segment, confirming the attack previously. Estrada refuses a handshake from Gilbertti. Gilbertti works on Estrada until he is taken down with a head scissors and springboard swanton bomb on Gilbertti goes for a pin-fall gets a two count.
Estrada with a springboard dropkick goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Gilbertti with another swinging neck breaker goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Gilbertti works on Estrada in the corner with several boots. Estrada is sent hard back first into the corner and Gilbertti again plays to the crowd.
Gilbertti does the same thing. Gilbertti takes Estrada down with a clothesline and begins to dance, again. Gilbertti with a side Russian leg sweep and misses a elbow drop coming off the ropes. Estrada with a cross body goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Estrada with a clothesline and a springboard moonsault but Gilbertti kicks out.
Gilbertti plants Estrada with a DDT but doesn’t get the three. Estrada shoves Gilbertti off on a attempted Last Dance goes for a pin-fall gets a two count on a roll up, twice. Estrada with a backslide reversing the Last Dance goes for a pin-fall tree referee Andrew Thomas counts the 1-2-3!
Winner: Jorge Estrada.
After the match, Gilbertti and Sanders beat down Estrada. They rip off Estrada’s Flying Elvises jumpsuit and head to the back.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with NWA representative “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. Goldylocks is freaking out over Jarrett’s capture. Armstrong says he has been busy and knows S.E.X have gone past wrestling. Armstrong has a man on the job to find out what happened. Armstrong assures Goldylocks that they will not get away with it.
S.E.X. music hits and the lights go out. Glenn Gilbertti is at the top of the balcony with Vince Russo who say welcome to operation S.E.X. Russo says they have taken out the leader and they will take out the army. They will also take out everyone in attendance because they boo them.
Russo makes it clear that Jarrett is in no harm and says that he loves Jeff Jarrett, something no one seems to understand. He is doing this for Jarrett’s own good. Russo says he is the uncle to Jarrett’s kids. Russo says that he cares about Jeff Jarrett and no one is buying into this. Russo turns to Gilbertti and says that Jarrett is confused.
Russo goes over the gimmicks that Jarrett has had over the years. Russo doesn’t believe that Jarrett know who he is. Russo says that Jarrett is his friend. Russo tells Gilbertti he needs to “right a wrong” and wants Gilbertti to develop the character of Jeff Jarrett. Russo wants Jarrett to be cursing and only thinking of tits and ass.
Russo wants Jarrett to flush tradition down the drain. Russo tells Gilbertti to go do his business. Russo has given everyone a warning. Russo continues to speak, as Gilbertti is attacked by Dusty Rhodes! Rhodes just goes to the ring as Gilbertti runs towards where Jarrett apparently is.
Rhodes has a microphone and says that Armstrong told him that Jarrett was abducted. Rhodes says that this bullshit needs to stop tonight. Rhodes calls out Ron Killings, Amazing Red, Jerry Lynn and America’s Most Wanted. They make their way to the ring and puts over all five men in the ring.
Rhodes tells Killings that a man won the World Championship not a black man but a man. Rhodes is going to find Jarrett and wants those men to keep control in the building. Rhodes and four of the men leave the ring. Amazing Red stays in the ring he‘s wrestling in the next match.
NWA-TNA PPV 31
NWA X-Division Championship Match
Amazing Red vs. Sonny Siaki (c) with Desire.
Amazing Red with a somersault dive on the floor and takes Siaki down with a head scissors take down in the ring. Amazing Red with a dropkick and a spin kick on Sonny Siaki goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Amazing Red goes up top rope hits Sonny Siaki with a missile dropkick goes for a two count.
Sonny Siaki with a reverse Samoan Drop goes for a pin-fall gets a two count of his own. Siaki locks in a bear hug to take control of the match. Amazing Red elbows out of the hold and delivers right hands and a spin. Amazing Red attempts a Hurricanrana off the apron, but Sonny Siaki catches Amazing Red and slams Amazing Red head first into the announcers table!
Sonny Siaki rams Amazing Red face first into the title belt on the announcers table. Siaki also sends Amazing Red into the ring steps. Sonny Siaki goes for the cover in the ring but Amazing Red pops his shoulder up. Sonny Siaki with a somersault neck breaker and goes for the cover but Amazing Red again kicks out.
Sonny Siaki with a bow and arrow submission but Amazing Red will not give in. Amazing Red elbows out but runs right into a super kick. Sonny Siaki goes for the cover and Amazing Red kicks out at two. Sonny Siaki lifts Amazing Red up and drops Amazing Red stomach first across the top rope and covers again but only gets a two count.
Sonny Siaki with a running clothesline in the corner and places Amazing Red on the top turnbuckle delivering a couple right hands. Amazing Red shoves Sonny Siaki off the middle rope and leaps off hitting the Red Eye goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Amazing Red with several right hands and hits the Code Red but Sonny Siaki kicks out!
Red is sent into the ropes and is hooked by Desire. Sonny Siaki is able to hit the Siakilypse but Amazing Red manages to kick out as Siaki took to much time going for the pin. Sonny Siaki runs into a big boot and is tripped down by Amazing Red who follows up with the Red Star Press but Sonny Siaki kicks out.
Amazing Red goes up top but is slowly making his way up. Sonny Siaki shoves the referee down and Desire is able to trip Amazing Red off the top rope. Sonny Siaki hits Amazing Red with Siakilypse goes for a pin-fall. Referee Rudy Charles counts the 1-2-3!
Winner: Sonny Siaki.
After the match, Siaki and Desire celebrate the win over! Amazing Red shoves Desire and is beaten down by Siaki and Desire. Trinity and Kid Kash run down and dropkick Siaki and Desire to the floor.
A video package highlighting the attacks by Konnan over recent weeks. Konnan doesn’t have a contract with NWA-TNA.
Mike Tenay had a sit-down interview with Konnan earlier in the day. Tenay talks about Konnan’s recent attacks on the X-Division. Tenay asks Konnan the reason behind the attacks and how does Tenay know the reason behind them. Konnan puts himself over his drawing power back in Mexico… from 1997.
Tenay says that Konnan was misused in WCW. Konnan calls Tenay a corporate kiss a** by allowing lucha libre to be renamed the X-Division. Konnan believes that they are racist. Konnan talks about other sports where minorities are featured heavily. Konnan goes over all the Latinos who have been pushed aside.
Tenay reminds Konnan this isn’t 1996. Tenay believes the X-Division may have advanced the styles and embraced it. Konnan again calls Tenay a racist. Konnan says their isn’t a plan, he is going to make sure they aren’t f*cked over ever again.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Bob Armstrong. Goldylocks asks Armstrong for a update. BG James comes over and says that he is worried about his father. NWA representative “Bullet” Bob Armstrong says that he has Dusty Rhodes on his side and tells his son BG James that he has a surprise for him in the ring.
NWA-TNA PPV 31
Tenacious Z vs. BG James
BG James is confused as to what is going on. BG James attacks Tenacious Z from behind and works on Tenacious Z with several right hands in the corner. Tenacious Z with a dropkick and several kicks to the chest. Tenacious Z with several right hands but is shoved off from the corner.
BG James takes Tenacious Z down with a clothesline and taunts the fans. BG James with several jabs and misses a right hand. Tenacious Z with a leg lariat that sends BG James to the floor. Tenacious Z with a springboard moonsault on the floor. BG James with a low blow to stop Tenacious Z’s momentum.
BG James with a running big boot and goes for the cover but pulls up Tenacious Z at the count of two. BG James takes Tenacious Z down with a vertical suplex and again pulls Tenacious Z up at two. BG James gets in Scott Armstrong face. Scott slaps BG James and Tenacious Z rolls BG James up but gets a two-count.
Scott Armstrong ducks a clothesline from BG James, and low blows BG James. Tenacious Z with an Inside Cradle on BG James referee Scott Armstrong counted the 1-2-3!
Winner: Tenacious Z.
After the match, Raven slides into the ring and beats down Tenacious Z until Tenacious Z is dragged out of the ring.
Raven has a microphone and tells security to get rid of Tenacious Z. Raven turns his attention to AJ Styles and says that AJ Styles has something that belongs to him, which is the NWA World Championship. Raven wants Styles to bring the title back to him. Raven walks a road of horror while Styles walks a different road.
Raven talks about pain and other things. Raven talks about debt and hunger as well. AJ Styles makes his way out with the belt around his waist. Raven calls Styles the biggest pussy if he doesn’t come to the ring so that he can get his belt back. Raven says that Styles has beaten anyone until he faces him.
Styles storms the ring and is met with several knees and overhand shots to the back. Styles connects with a leaping kick and goes for a clothesline but Raven bails to the floor. Styles with a baseball slide that sends Raven into the guardrail CT. Styles sends Raven into the guard railing back first.
Raven with a clothesline back in the ring and a running-high knee lift to control the brawl. Styles with a series of right hands a discus clothesline. Styles with a spin kick but is met with a low blow from Raven. Raven grabs Styles hand and begins to break Styles fingers! Raven grabs the belt as Larry Zbyszko comes down with a steel chair. Officials are checking on AJ Styles.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with NWA representative “Bullet” Bob Armstrong who is with the New Church. Armstrong says that he has a wife who does enough b*tching. America’s Most Wanted come over and demand a rematch. Father James Mitchell says that as soon as the New Church win the tag team titles they will give AMW a rematch.
AMW want to fight New Church, NWA representative “Bullet” Bob Armstrong says no to that, match happening tonight. A video going over the history between David Flair, Mike Sanders, Ron Killings and Jerry Lynn is shown.
NWA-TNA PPV 31
Four Corners Elimination Match
Ron Killings vs. Jerry Lynn vs. David Flair vs. Mike Sanders
First Elimination Sanders and Lynn start the match. Lynn avoids a dropkick from Sanders and takes Sanders down with a shoulder block. Lynn takes Sanders down with several arm drags but is poked in the eye by Sanders. Lynn drops a leg to the arm of Flair who was tagged in. Lynn with a arm breaker and stomps away on Flair.
Lynn scoop slams Flair down and tags in Killings. Killings with several right hands on Flair in the corner. Killings avoids a clothesline and connects with a spinning heel kick and gets a two count on Flair. Flair with a right hand and several blows to knock Killings down. Sanders tags in and works on Killings back and delivers several right hands.
Killings with a scissors kick to get a near fall. Killings is send into the ropes and knocks Lynn off the apron. Sanders takes advantage and double teams with Flair taking Killings down with a back elbow. Flair with a vertical suplex and gets a near fall on Killings. Flair stomps away on Killings. Sanders gets the tag and stomps away on Killings.
Killings with several right hands until Sanders delivers a knee lift. Killings continues to work on Sanders with right hands. Sanders ducks a clothesline from Lynn and Lynn accidentally hits Killings. Flair with a rolling neck breaker on Killings and gets a two count. Flair and Killings collide in the middle of the ring with a double clothesline.
Sanders and Lynn get tags into the match. Lynn back drops Sanders down and delivers a clothesline. Lynn with a sit down power bomb but Sanders kicks out. Lynn with a elbow drop to the knee and locks in a Boston crab in the middle of the ring. Flair enters and is attacked by Lynn. Sanders backdrops Killings over the top to the floor.
Estrada runs down and hits Sanders with a missile dropkick. Lynn covers Sanders and eliminates Sanders. Mike Sanders is eliminated.
Second Elimination Flair works on Lynn until he is take down with a dropkick and back elbow. Flair avoids a dropkick and works on the right knee of Lynn with several elbow drops. Lynn rolls Flair up and gets the three. David Flair has been eliminated. Final Elimination Ron Killings takes the referee out with a running forearm smash.
David Flair hits Lynn with the burlap sack. Killings with the Truth or Consequences on Lynn referee Rudy Charles counts the 1-2-3!
Winner: Ron Killings.
After the match, Lynn shoves Killings away from him, and they begin to argue and have a shoving match. Killings bails from the ring.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Elix Skipper and Low-Ki. Goldylocks call their win last week when they stole the tag team titles from AMW. Skipper says they are family and begins to sing “we are family”. Low-Ki says that the family will bring the gold home. Desire and Sonny Siaki come into the scene. Desire tells Goldylocks that she got one of the worst boob jobs ever and says her nipples should be pointing up and not down.
Desire & Sonny Siaki vs. Trinity with Kid Kash
Well this one gets a long story short. Siaki hits Trinity on the floor early on to give Desire the advantage. Desire and Siaki control Trinity for a good portion of the match. Eventually, Trinity fights back and hits Moonsault off the top rope referee Scott Armstrong counts the 1-2-3!
After the match, Trinity and Kid Kash taunt Desire and Sonny Siaki. Mike Tenay and Don West go over the main event for the NWA Tag Team titles. They also discuss the Jeff Jarrett situation.
NWA-TNA PPV 31
Low-Ki and Elix Skipper vs. The New Church
They wrestle to a No Contest. The tag team titles are held up: Slash dives over the top onto both Skipper and Ki, and all four men brawl on the floor. Lee sends Low-Ki into the guardrail while Slash sends Skipper into the announcers’ table and hits him with a steel chair. Lee is choking Low-Ki on the announcers’ table.
Slash has the ring name steps and leaps off the steps diving onto Low-Ki who is on the announcers’ table! Lee slams Skipper onto the announcers’ table. Tenay and West are freaking out over the action. Slash with a sit-down scoop slam on Low-Ki on the entrance ramp. Lee and Skipper are brawling in the crowd.
Skipper with a few knee lifts on Lee and Low-Ki sends Slash back first into the guardrail. Skipper and Lee actually manage to enter the ring with Skipper working on Lee with right hands and chops in the corner. Lee takes Skipper down with a overhead belly to belly suplex and tags in Slash.
Slash with a few right hands but Skipper comes back and rams Slash into the corner tagging in Low-Ki. Low-Ki with a few chops to control Slash. Low-Ki dropkicks Slash in the corner and follows up with a series of uppercuts. Slash with a military press slam into a DDT goes for a pin-fall on Low-Ki gets a two count.
Slash chops Low-Ki against the ropes and bites Low-Ki’s forehead. Low-Ki shoves the referee into Slash and hits a springboard kick. Skipper enters and takes Slash down with a clothesline. Low-Ki with several chops and stomps on Slash in the corner. Low-Ki and Skipper are double-teaming Slash in the corner delivering several face washes.
Skipper covers Slash and gets a two-count. Skipper begins to work on the left knee dropping several elbows. Low-Ki is standing on the back of Skipper to add extra leverage to a standing leg lock. Low-Ki enters and locks in a ankle lock it appears. Slash with a big boot to knock Low-Ki down and goes for a powerbomb, but Low-Ki has the dragon sleeper locked in!
Low-Ki with a arm breaker but lets go so that Skipper can lock in the same move. Skipper with a northern lights suplex on Slash to maintain control of the contest for his team. Skipper with a abdominal stretch on the mat. Low-Ki is bleeding from the mouth, as we get a up close shot of him spitting blood out.
Low-Ki leaps off the top and delivers a double stomp to the back of Slash. Lee enters and this allows Skipper and Low-Ki to deliver a double clothesline and Low-Ki goes for a pin-fall gets a two count. Low-Ki with a series of kicks to the chest of Slash and a dropkick as well. Slash catches Low-Ki off the top and drops Low-Ki with a spinning slam.
Slash makes his way to his corner and tags in Lee. Lee cleans house with a series of clotheslines and throws Low-Ki onto Skipper. Lee scoop slams Low-Ki down and goes for the choke slam. Lee lifts Low-Ki up but Low-Ki manages to fight it and gets to the top rope. Low-Ki goes up top but Mitchell holds Low-Ki’s foot.
Skipper enters and hits Lee with a steel chair. Low-Ki falls onto Lee but only gets a two count. Skipper sets Slash up but Slash reverses and hits the Slash and Burn on Skipper on the steel chair. Slash covers but Skipper manages to kick out. Low-Ki chops Slash in the corner. Slash catches Low-Ki in the corner and the referee is knocked out.
Skipper has a title belt and sends Slash to the floor. Skipper low blows Lee. Slash crotches Skipper on the top rope and connects with a top rope slash and burn. Slash covers Skipper as Low-Ki covers Lee following a title shot to the head. We have ourselves a double pin.
After the match. Scott Armstrong comes out and says they are holding the tag team titles up. AMW storm the ring and they attack Skipper and Ki. S.E.X. all masked up come down and attack AMW and the New Church. Only two mask men this time around. Russo is heard saying that they have a war.
Well, this is just a massive brawl involving everyone just from the previous match and AMW and the masked members from S.E.X. Jerry Lynn runs down and gets involved in the brawl. Mike Sanders comes out and attacks Jerry Lynn in the ring. Kid Kash and Jorge Estrada run down and try to help out in the brawl that S.E.X are controlling.
Trinity makes her way down as well and goes to work on Desire, but that doesn’t last long. Amazing Red runs down as well. Chris Harris is trying to throw Skipper off the balcony! Bob Armstrong storms the ring and begins hitting BG James with right hands. Raven comes down with the belt and a rope. Raven is just standing in the ring and taunting the fans. Russo is telling his guys to lock the wrestlers in the S.E.X locker room.
Vince Russo is in the ring and asks where the NWA and tradition wrestling is now? S.E.X. is standing tall in the ring. Russo says that they are coming after the fans, now. Russo wants the fans to know he is a man of his word. Russo repeats he didn’t hurt Jeff Jarrett because he loves him. Russo tells Gilbertti to take off his mask.
Gilbertti is seen at the top of the ramp… The man who Russo thought was Gilberti is … Jeff Jarrett! Jarrett takes Sanders out and tackles Russo as NWA-TNA PPV 31 goes off the air.