On Wednesday, February 12, 2003, NWA-TNA presented NWA-TNA PPV 32. In the latest of our NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroViews. The show starts with a ten-bell salute to the recently passed away Curt Hennig. A chair is set up in the ring with a picture of Hennig.
A video of Jeff Jarrett getting whipped by Vince Russo and S.E.X. after NWA-TNA PPV #31 went off the air last week is shown. Jarrett has a lot of welts on his back then they zoom in on the welts on his back.
NWA-TNA opening video
Don West welcomes fans to the show tosses it to Mike Tenay who is standing in the ring to start the show. Tenay says that NWA representative “Bullet” Bob Armstrong has asked for a “leave of absence”. Tenay says that they have gone looking for a replacement and they have found one.
Tenay hypes up the replacement as the “brains behind the Four Horsemen”. JJ Dillon is the replacement. Dillon comes out but is cut off by Vince Russo and S.E.X. Russo enters the ring before Dillon can even get down to the ring. Russo says that he came out here to give an update on his friend Jeff Jarrett. Russo, however, cannot believe that Dillon has the nerve to come to the arena.
Russo mentions that Dillon tried to get him fired from WCW. Russo says that he was most likely the biggest Four Horsemen fan. Russo rips Dillon saying that his head was far up McMahon’s a** and was fired when McMahon deemed Dillon worthless he kicked you to the curb according to Russo.
Russo also says that Dillon brought nothing to the table in WCW. Russo goes over the fact that WCW hired him to bring the company back. Russo claims that he was “well on the way” to bringing WCW back to the top. Russo says that Dillon went behind his back and along with Kevin Sullivan managed to get Russo fired from WCW.
Russo tells Dillon that he took food off his kid’s table. Tenay is now standing with Dillon on the entrance ramp. Dillon reminds Russo that Dillon decided to leave the WWF and went to McMahon in person and gave him my letter of resignation. Dillon mentions that Russo did his by calling long distance on the night before a major television production.
Dillon is rambling and compares WCW to the Titanic. Russo is literally laying down in the ring. Dillon reminds Russo that Russo called him to get a job in WCW. Dillon says that it was a mistake.
The Harris Brothers come towards Dillon with ropes, but they are attacked by the debuting… Sandman! Sandman hits Ron and Don Harris with a Singapore Cane and they bail out of the ring. Sandman hits himself with a beer can and plays to the crowd.
Mike Tenay and Don West go over what just happened. West wonders what Raven will think about Sandman being in TNA. Tenay mentions on commentary that, Jeff Jarrett is not scheduled to be here tonight.
A video going over the history of the NWA-TNA World Tag Team Championships. The double pin finish from last week is shown.
NWA-TNA PPV 32
NWA-TNA World Tag Team Title Tournament America’s Most Wanted vs. Rock n Roll Express
Harris and Morton start the match. Harris takes Morton down with a shoulder block but is stopped with a eye rake. Harris comes back with a hip toss and a clothesline. Harris also knocks Gibson of the apron. Gibson pulls down the ropes and Harris falls to the floor where Gibson sends Harris into the ring steps headfirst.
Morton with a drop toe hold and Gibson drops a knee to Harris’ neck. Gibson bodyslam Harris and delivers a running clothesline in the corner. Morton re-enters and drives Harris down with a running ace crusher but only gets a two count. Harris tags in Storm, but the referee didn’t see the tag.
Morton with a double axe handle on Harris but only gets a two count. Morton and Harris collide in the ring, and both try to tag in their partners. Storm and Gibson get the tags with Storm cleaning house with right hands. Storm delivers a kick to the side of Morton’s head and hit’s the Swinging Noose, but Gibson breaks up for the count.
Morton goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Gibson is sent to the floor and Morton is take down with a double dropkick. Harris with a Perfect Plex on Morton goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3!
Winners: “Cowboy” James Storm and “Wildcat” Chris Harris.
After the match, Low Ki runs into the ring and hits “Cowboy” James Storm and “Wildcat” Chris Harris AMW with one of the NWA World Tag Team title belts.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Vince Russo. Goldylocks asks Russo who he is waiting for. Russo tells Goldylocks that it doesn’t matter. Raven arrives, and Russo tells him that Sandman is here. Sandman runs over and chases Raven with the kendo stick. Raven runs into the S.E.X. locker room, avoiding Sandman. Raven looked worried about Sandman being here.
NWA-TNA World Tag Team Title Tournament match
Ron and Don Harris Brothers vs. Brian Lee and Slash the New Church with Father James Mitchell
All four men brawl around ringside to start the match. Lee plants Ron with a DDT and follows up with several elbow drops. Slash tags in but doesn’t get any offense in as Ron delivers a knee and tags in Don who delivers right hands in the corner. Slash manages to battle back with right hands and dropkicks Don in the corner and follows up with several stomps in the corner.
Slash comes off the ropes and delivers a dropkick to a seated Don. Slash is pulled out of the ring and is taken out with a running big boot from Don, sending a chair into Slash’s face. Ron, with a suplex on Slash, gets a near fall. Lee clotheslines Don down from the apron, but Ron enters and sends Slash to the floor, where he delivers a chair shot to the back.
Slash avoids a splash in the corner and dropkicks Ron down. Slash makes his way to his corner and tags in Lee. Lee cleans house with a few big boots. Slash with a reverse neck breaker on Ron. Lee goes up top but leaps off to knock Low-Ki off the apron. This allows the Harris Brothers to with the H-Bomb on Lee goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3!
Winners: Ron & Don Harris.
A video package going over the recent history between Sonny Siaki and Kid Kash.
NWA-TNA X-Division Championship Match
Kid Kash with Trinity vs. (c) Sonny Siaki with Desire
Mat wrestling early on with Siaki taking Kash down with a hammerlock and a hip toss. Kash and Siaki trade a few Arm drags and have a stand still. Siaki with a poke to Kash’s eyes but Kash locks in a wrist lock. Siaki takes Kash down with a short arm clothesline. Siaki with a powerslam fall away slam combination goes for a pinfall gets a two count.
Siaki delivers a right hand on the floor, but Kash sends Siaki into the ring steps and attempts to throw a steel chair into Siaki’s face but misses, however, he gets it back and hits Siaki. Desire comes over and sends Trinity into the guardrail. Kash goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Trinity chases after Desire around the ring.
Kash goes to the floor to get his hands on Siaki but Desire leaps on his back choking him. Kash slams her down and turns around to be met with a steel chair shot to the face from Siaki. Siaki sends Kash into the guardrail grabs a beer from a fan pours it over Kash’s head. Siaki rolls Kash into the ring, goes for a pinfall gets a two count.
Kash with a spinning leg lariat to stop Siaki’s momentum. Kash attempts a springboard dropkick but Desire yanks Kash down and Kash is sent face first into the apron. Siaki rams Kash headfirst into the guardrail. Desire rolls Kash into the ring, Siaki and Kash exchange pinfall attempts both get two counts.
Siaki with a t-bone suplex on Kash goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Kash with a double springboard Hurricanrana and a tornado DDT Desire breaks up referee, Rudy Charles three count. Trinity gets in the ring, the catfight between Desire & Trinity.
Trinity dropkicks Desire but Desire manages to crotch Kash on the top rope. Siaki clotheslines Trinity to the floor. Siaki goes for a Superplex Kash blocks it. Kash with a Moonsault he didn’t get all of it goes for a pinfall referee, Rudy Charles counts the 1-2-3!
Winner: AND NEW NWA X-Division Champion, Kid Kash.
After the match, Trinity gets back into the ring, and pose to celebrate Kid Kash.
Mike Tenay talks about the big win for Kid Kash and the NWA. They talk about Vince Russo and S.E.X. losing the one NWA championship they had in their group.
Tenay introduces a new segment called “the Interrogators”. Where, Tenay and West ask the “hard hitting” questions to TNA talent.
Ron Killings is the first guest for the segment. Here are the questions:
Favorite match of your career? Answer: All of them.
Eminem or Snoop Dogg? Answer: Favorite tag team partner? Answer: BG James
Desire or Trinity? Answer: Trinity (with a smile)
Favorite finishing move? Answer: Hat Rack Crack
Ron or Don Harris? Answer: Both of them.
Vince McMahon: A**hole
Jesse Jackson: “Can we all just get along?”
BG James: Traitor
Michael Jackson: King of Pop
Jeff Jarrett: Crazy as hell
True or False? White Men Can’t Jump? “That is true, I have seen that before”
You approached Vince Russo to join S.E.X? Killings gets up and curses at Tenay and leaves the interview. Saying “I told you about that Tenay.”
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Mike Sanders and Glenn Gilbertti. Sanders hopes Goldylocks has some hidden talents because she isn’t cutting it from the outside. Gilbertti insults Goldylocks by saying she will be around for a bitch stable.
Gilbertti discusses some rather horrible gimmick ideas. BG James comes into and asks them if they saw him get embarrassed by a one-legged gang. BG James recruits them to team up with him in a six-man tag team match.
Ron Killings, Tenacious Z, and Jorge Estrada vs. Mike Sanders, Glen Gilbertti, and BG James
Estrada is no longer sporting the Flying Elvis jumpsuit. BG James and Ron Killings officially start the match. BG James works on Killings in the corner. Killings with a scissors kick to control BG James after ducking a clothesline. Spinning leg lariat by Killings on Sanders.
Estrada enters and drive Sanders down with a double hip toss goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Sanders takes Estrada down with a spinning heel kick. Gilbertti works on Estrada with a series of boots in the corner. Estrada with a springboard cross body and a standing shooting star press.
Estrada avoids the Last Dance and nails Gilbertti with a super kick. Gilbertti with a DDT and tags in Sanders. Gilbertti with a face breaker and Sanders connects with a neck breaker on Estrada. Sanders with a snap suplex on Estrada goes for a pinfall gets a two count. BG James enters and delivers a kick to Estrada’s chest.
BG James with a knee drop to the Estrada’s forehead. Estrada tags in Tenacious Z. Tenacious Z with a springboard dropkick on Gilbertti and dropkicks both BG James and Sanders. BG James prevents Tenacious Z from delivering another springboard dropkick and drives Tenacious Zdown to the floor.
Gilbertti tags in BG James who controls Tenacious Z with a few right hands. BG James with a big boot on Tenacious Z goes for a pinfall gets a two count. BG James kicks Tenacious Z’s knee and proceeds to mock Tenacious Z. BG James chop blocks Tenacious Z’s knee.
Scott Armstrong comes down and distracts BG James. Killings snaps BG James across the top rope. Tenacious Z takes BG James out with a moonsault off the top rope. Killings back drops Sanders down as Tenacious Z and BG James brawl on the floor. Estrada takes BG James and Gilbertti out with a cross body on the floor.
Killings hits the Truth or Consequences on Sanders goes for a pinfall referee Andrew Thomas counts the 1-2-3!
Winners: Jorge Estrada, Tenacious Z, and Ron Killings.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Raven. Goldylocks asks Raven if he knew Sandman would be taking Sandman tonight. Raven doesn’t get what is going on. Raven talks about Sandman’s wife being separated from Sandman, and it wasn’t his fault his son left him. Raven sees a car show up and wonders who it is.
AJ Styles jumps out of the car and attacks Raven until security runs into pull Raven and Styles apart. Goldylocks sees that the Rock n Roll Express have been beaten up as well with hoods over their heads.
Mike Tenay sat down with David Flair earlier in the day. Tenay talks about Arn Anderson, and David Flair says that Anderson is a big part of his life. Flair mentions that Russo gave him his first shot in the business. Flair says that he has progressed thanks to Vince Russo in TNA.
Stacy Keibler is mentioned, and he says “I don’t know which head was working, if you catch me drift” Ric Flair is brought up and asks Tenay what he wants to know about Ric Flair. David Flair does the sob story about Ric Flair not being there for him when he was younger.
Tenay asks David how it was to grow up in the shadow of his father, which David said it was tough. Tenay asks David what drove him into the business or wrestling, but David doesn’t really answer.
David wants to be the NWA World Champion someday. David mentions that he is young, only being 23 years old. Tenay asks about the burlap sack which David says, “you’ll know when I want you to know”.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with the returning Steve Corino! Corino tells Low-Ki to look into his eyes and says he always thought they were cool, but he was wrong. Corino says that Low-Ki has disrespected the sport. Corino says that all the legends of the NWA are on his back. Corino is going to beat some respect into Low-Ki. Corino is here to destroy the S.E.X. stable.
Low-Ki vs. Steve Corino
Low-Ki backs Corino into the corner, but Corino delivers several right hands to Low-Ki in the corner. Low-Ki pokes Corino in the eyes but Corino still comes back with right hands. Low-Ki takes Corino out with a wheelbarrow kick to regain the control. Low-Ki with a face wash and chokes Corino on the middle rope.
Low-Ki chops Corino in the corner several times. Corino sends Low-Ki to the floor and begins to deliver several shots to Low-Ki’s chest and face. Low-Ki comes back with a kick and several chops of his own. Low-Ki avoids a dropkick and drops an elbow goes for a pinfall gets two count. Low-Ki with a snap suplex goes for a pinfall gets a two count.
Low-Ki with an uppercut and chokes Corino in the corner. Low-Ki kicks Corino in the back and chops away on him, in the corner. Low-Ki with several kicks to Corino’s back. Corino with a spinning forearm smash to gain control. Corino takes Low-Ki down with a release overhead suplex and follows up with a spinning heel kick.
Low-Ki springs back into the ring and locks in the dragon sleeper but Corino backs Low-Ki into the corner. Corino nails Low-Ki with a super kick goes for a pinfall gets a a two count. Low-Ki with a crucifix submission but Corino counters with a neck breaker and covers but Low-Ki kicks out. Low-Ki gouges the referee in the eyes to cause the disqualification.
Winner: By DQ Steve Corino.
After the match, Corino clotheslines Low-Ki over the top and brawls with Low-Ki up the ramp. AMW runs down and chase Low-Ki through the crowd, Low-Ki manages to escape. The New Church also chases Low-Ki, but Low-Ki still manages to escape. AMW and New Church just stare at each other.
Backstage, Goldylocks is standing with Jerry Lynn. Lynn wants to put Vince Russo over. Lynn says that Russo has made Lynn lose focus. Lynn talks about the series of great matches he had with AJ Styles earlier in TNA’s existence.
Lynn realizes what he has to do to get back at Vince Russo. That is, he needs to re-establish the X-Division and will do so by winning the gauntlet match to become the number one contender to the NWA-TNA X-Division Championship.
X-Division Elimination Match
Jerry Lynn vs. Shark Boy, Joel, Jose Maximo SATs vs. Jimmy Rave vs. Tony Mamaluke vs. David Young vs. Paul London
First Elimination: Shark Boy with the Dead Sea Drop on Jose Maximo goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3! Jose Maximo has been eliminated from the match.
Second Elimination: Shark Boy with the Dead Sea Drop on Joel Maximo. Shark Boy goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3! Joel Maximo eliminated from the match. Third Elimination: Jimmy Rave with Northern Lights Bomb on Shark Boy goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3! Shark Boy has been eliminated from the match.
Fourth Elimination: Tony Mamaluke, with a release side suplex on Jimmy Rave goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3! Jimmy Rave has been eliminated from the match. Fifth Elimination: David Young with a Spine Buster on Tony Mamaluke, goes for a pinfall and gets the 1-2-3! Tony Mamaluke has been eliminated from the match.
Sixth Elimination: Jerry Lynn with an STF on David Young taps out. David Young has been eliminated from the match.
Seventh Elimination: Jerry Lynn with a Cradle Piledriver on Paul London goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3! Paul London has been eliminated from the match.
Winner: Jerry Lynn.
After the match, everyone involved in the contest are in the ring, and they show each other respect and shake hands nice show of sportsmanship from he X-Division wrestlers.
Konnan comes down with a microphone and asks Jerry Lynn what is popping. Konnan calls Jerry Lynn “Mr. JL” which is what his ring name was in WCW in 1995. Konnan tells Lynn he doesn’t need to re-establish the X-Division, but rather lucha libre.
Lynn says that he was the only American back in 1995 who could hang in the lucha division to make them look good. Lynn has always had respect for the lucha and Japanese style. Lynn tells Konnan that he is “bitter and jealous” because Juventud Guerrera, Psychosis and Rey Mysterio Jr.
Konnan says that he doesn’t need to be an aerial wrestler. Then, he says something in Spanish and Joel, Jose Maximo and Konnan attack Jerry Lynn, Shark Boy, Jimmy Rave, Tony Mamaluke and Paul London. Vince Russo comes out and asks Konnan a question. Russo wants to know what side Konnan is on. Konnan doesn’t answer Russo.
Backstage, Goldylocks is with Jorge Estrada. Estrada says that he is flying solo. Ron Killings comes in and says that he doesn’t want any more questions from anyone. Mike Sanders and Glenn Gilbertti have been laid out in the parking lot.
Mike Tenay and Don West wonder who have been laying all the S.E.X guys. Tenay and West also go over next week’s NWA TNA PPV match card. Jeff Jarrett will defend the NWA World Championship against AJ Styles!
NWA-TNA PPV 32
Raven vs. The Sandman
Falls Count Anywhere Match
Raven has “FATE” written on his chest. Raven dropkicks Sandman as he walks around ringside. Sandman sends Raven back first into the guard railing. Sandman has part of the guardrail and throws it into the ring. Sandman with a drop toe hold sending Raven into the railing.
Sandman crotches Raven on the railing and clotheslines Raven off. Raven rolls to the floor to try and recover. Raven has been busted wide open. Back in the ring, Raven sends Sandman flipping into the guardrail set up in the corner. Raven sends Sandman into the crowd and they brawl up towards the top of the bleachers.
Raven sends Sandman into the TNA dancer cage goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Raven with a snap suplex on the top of the entrance ramp. Raven grabs a steel chair and a trash can. Raven hits Sandman across the back with the chair. Raven sends Sandman back into the ring and throws both the chair and two trash cans into the ring.
Raven bridges a chair in the corner and throws Sandman headfirst into the chair goes for a pinfall gets a a two count. Sandman comes back with a drop toe hold that sends Raven into a chair. Sandman with a trash can shot to Raven’s head. Raven staggers to his feet and is met with several trash can shots and both men are knocked down.
Sandman goes for a pinfall gets a a two count. Sandman sends Raven to the floor and sends Raven over the guardrail into the crowd. Sandman with several shots and they head towards the balcony. Sandman positions a table by the edge of the balcony.
Sandman heads up the balcony but is attacked by Low-Ki. Low-Ki sends Sandman over the balcony and Sandman crashes through the table! Raven goes for a pinfall Sandman gets the 1-2-3!
After the match, Steve Corino runs over and begins to brawl with Low-Ki. The New Church have also showed up and sent Raven over the guardrail. Raven is able to save Low-Ki from the Old School Expulsion. Sandman enters the ring and hits Low-Ki and Raven with a kendo stick.
Sandman and Corino are hitting both Low-Ki and Raven with several right hands. S.E.X. run down and attack Corino and Sandman with trash can shots and chair shots. S.E.X. are tying up both Corino and Sandman over the ropes.
However, Jeff Jarrett runs down with a kendo stick and begins to clean house with the New Church! Jarrett hits the Stroke on Ron Harris. Jarrett blocks a chair shot from Russo. But AJ Styles runs down and attacks Jarrett. Styles hits the Styles Clash on Jarrett driving him down onto a steel chair NWA-TNA PPV 32 goes off the air.