NWA-TNA PPV 39 | NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroViews

On Wednesday, April 2, 2003, NWA-TNA presented NWA-TNA PPV 39. In the latest of our NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroViews. Glen Gilbertti is in the ring and calls out D’Lo Brown. Brown gets a championship shot against Jeff Jarrett tonight. If Brown manages to win tonight, then the belt will belong to the S.E.X.
Gilbertti knows it’s tough for Brown to trust anyone in TNA. Gilbertti says that Jarrett is paranoid but a great wrestler. Gilbertti mentions how Jarrett hit Brown with a steel chair from behind. Gilbertti says Jarrett isn’t a good guy. The only reason he is a good guy is because he is wrestling in his hometown.
NWA-TNA PPV 39 (April 2, 2003) - IMPACT Wrestling
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Gilbertti thinks Jarrett knows that Brown could beat him for the NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship. Gilbertti says S.E.X. is here to fight for Brown and they back down from nobody. AJ Styles runs down to the ring and brawls with Gilbertti. Styles takes Gilbertti to the floor and sends him into the guardrail a couple of times.
Styles tosses Gilbertti into the crowd and Styles decides to leap off the steps but is met with a steel chair shot in midair! Gilbertti hammers away on Styles and tosses Styles into the guardrail. Raven is sitting in the corner of the ring while Gilbertti and Styles continue to fight.
Security finally runs down to the ring to break up the fight between Gilbertti and Styles. Raven grabs a steel chair and begins to talk to Gilbertti. Brown runs down and confronts Raven. The rest of S.E.X. come down and break them apart from going after each other.
Mike Tenay throws it to a sit-down interview he conducted earlier today with Konnan and Jerry Lynn Konnan wants Lucha to get credit for the X-Division. Lynn talks about watching tapes from Mexico to get better. Konnan is mad that Lucha wasn’t getting credit. Lynn says he would wrestle any luchador. Konnan respects Lynn for saying what he has said today. Konnan promises Lynn that he won’t attack Lynn again.
Goldylocks interviews Raven in the Raven’s Nest. Raven knows it’s his destiny to be NWA World Heavyweight Champion. The burden would crush most men, but not him. Raven has a destiny, and he is going to be NWA World Heavyweight Champion. He doesn’t give a damn who the champion is. He will be the champion, and he demands respect from the fans. If he had his choice, he would never step foot in the building again.
A video of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes talks about Brian Lawler, David Flair, and Erik Watts not respecting history. Rhodes says the NWA World Championship means a lot to him. Rhodes is determined to get the NWA World Championship back.

Brian Lawler with David Flair vs. “Wildcat” Chris Harris

Wildcat” Chris Harris comes off the top rope, hits a Crossbody, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Flair gets a cheap shot on Chris to allow Lawler to get control of the contest and hit a neckbreaker. Harris nails Lawler in the midsection as Brian came off the middle rope. Harris stops Lawler with a snap power slam!
Harris continues his momentum with a backdrop and plants Brian with a DDT! David Flair distracts the referee on the apron, and Lawler nearly hits Flair. Harris nearly wins with a spear, but Flair broke up the count. Lawler misses Harris and nails David with the belt and is nearly pinned by Harris with a roll-up!
They battle over the belt until Harris hits the Catatonic on the championship. Flair distracts the referee yet again, and Harris knocks Flair off the apron. Lawler has the belt and nails Harris with it.

Winner: Brian Lawler.

After the match, Flair attacks Harris Lawler and hits the top rope leg drop. Dusty Rhodes comes down to the ring and cleans house to make the save. Rhodes raises up the NWA World Championship, but Lawler steals the belt from behind. Rhodes cuts a promo about tradition and goes on to rant about his career.
Rhodes calls Lawler and Flair daddy boys. Lawler calls Rhodes an old fat man. Lawler says he is the present and future of pro wrestling, while Rhodes is old news. Rhodes wants a bunkhouse or bull rope match. Lawler will give Rhodes a shot at the replica belt but under his own stipulation.
Lawler challenges Rhodes next week to a ladder match for the belt! Brian would pay thousands of dollars to see Rhodes wrestle in a ladder match. Rhodes is thinking about the stipulation and accepts the match.
Backstage, Goldylocks talks to Perry Saturn and Sandman. They aren’t revealing who their partner will be tonight. Saturn says another one of their brothers is here. Father James Mitchell offers any of his guys. Sandman tells Mitchell they have it figured out. Mitchell seems to threaten Saturn about taking things into their own hands.
Saturn ends the interview by saying I Don’t know if that’s supposed to be a threaten or a promise? Bring your $#!+.

Alexis Laree vs. Trinity

Trinity hits a head scissors on Laree. Laree runs away but slides into the ring and gets the advantage by kicking Trinity in the stomach. Laree, with a dropkick, goes for a pinfall and gets a two-count. Laree drops Trinity with a kick to the side of Trinity‘s head, goes for a pinfall gets a two count.
Laree, with a Suplex on Trinity, goes for a pinfall and gets a two-count. Trinity goes for a Crossbody Dive Laree sidesteps it. Trinity goes through the top and middle rope to the floor; Laree rolls Trinity back into the ring, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Laree, with an Enziguri Kick on Trinity, goes for a pinfall and gets a two-count.
Raven comes to ringside, gets in the ring, and sits in the corner. Kid Kash comes out onto the ramp to watch the end of the Alexis Laree vs. Trinity match. Trinity with a Standing Shooting Star Press on Laree Trinity goes for a pinfall referee Rudy Charles counts, the 1-2-3!

Winner: Trinity.

After the match, Raven gives Trinity an Evenflow DDT. Kid Kash starts walking towards the ring like he’s going to help Trinity, then’ he stops and points to his right Temple with his right index finger, then goes to the back. Raven helps Alexis Laree out of the ring. They walk towards S.E.X.’s locker room together.
Mike Tenay tosses it backstage, and Goldylocks conducts an interview with NWA-TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett wants Goldylocks to name some names who say that Jarrett has been acting differently. Goldylocks says some of the boys have been saying that.
Jarrett is offended that Goldylocks uses wrestling jargon. Jarrett says now you’re one of us, only been in the business nine or 10 months. Goldylocks apologizes to Jarrett, loses his temper, and grabs Goldylocks by the throat. Jarrett tells Goldylocks she better mind her Ps & Qs because he’s not opposed to kicking her @$$.

Six-Man Tag Team Match 
‘Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels, Ron and Don Harris vs. Perry Saturn, Sandman, and New Jack

Saturn dropped Daniels with a clothesline and hammering away on him. Saturn hits a release German suplex. Saturn follows up with a back suplex out of the corner but is sent into the corner where the Harris Brothers hammer away on Saturn. Daniels connects with a spinning heel kick and a leg sweep STO.
Daniels goes to the top rope, hits Best Moonsault Ever on Saturn, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Saturn, with a springboard dropkick on Don Harris, goes for a pinfall and gets a two-count. Saturn with a northern lights suplex on Don Harris goes for a pinfall and gets a two count.
Daniels breaks up the pinfall by grabbing the referee Andrew Thomas. Saturn fights off Slash, who had a steel chair. Saturn with a Death Valley Driver on Don Harris referee Andrew Thomas counts, the 1-2-3!

Winners: Sandman, New Jack & Perry Saturn.

After the match, Mike Barton runs in and attacks Saturn. Barton was formerly known as Bart Gunn in the WWF. Barton powerbombs Saturn Barton is wearing a S.E.X. t-shirt. He hits Saturn with a Death Valley Driver.
Backstage, Goldylocks asks NWA-TNA X-Division Champion Kid Kash why he didn’t help Trinity. Kash says that he told Trinity to stay out of the ring and remain in the corner. Kash thinks she has been trying to steal his spotlight.

Sonny Siaki with Desire vs. David Young 

Desire is being handcuffed to the bottom rope. Young starts with a Hurricarana on the floor and tosses Sonny into the guardrail. Young sends Siaki into the ring post and delivers a spear on the floor! Young hits a spinning head scissors, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Siaki tosses Young into the corner with an overhead belly-to-belly.
Siaki hits a split-legged moonsault from the top rope, goes for a pinfall, and gets a two-count. Young drives Siaki down to the mat with a powerbomb out of the corner! Siaki, with a spinebuster on Young, goes for a pinfall and gets a two-count. Young hits Siakalypse, a swinging neckbreaker on Siaki, goes for a pinfall, and gets a two count. Siaki with a La Magistral Cradle on Young. Young counters and referee Rudy Charles counts the 1-2-3!

Winner: David Young.

After the match, Athena comes out and handcuffs Siaki to the ropes. Young gets the key to Desire’s handcuffs. Desire slaps Young, and they unlock her from the bottom rope. Siaki can’t do anything. Young plants Desire with a spine buster! In the ring, David Young raises ring attendant Athena’s hand.

Elix Skipper vs. Ron “The Truth” Killings

Skipper attacks Killings before the bell and hammers away on Killings. Killings fights back with a snap power slam, goes for a pinfall, and gets a two-count. Killings drives Skipper chest first into the canvas out of a wheelbarrow position. Killings backdrops Skipper over the top to the floor.
Killings takes Skipper out with a top rope dive on the floor. Skipper crotches Killings on the top rope and continues to work on Killings. Skipper locks in a half Boston Crab but can’t get a submission. Skipper axe kicks Killings. Killings sends Skipper into the guardrail. Skipper drops Killings with a standing spin kick.
Skipper hits a missile dropkick back in the ring, goes for a pinfall gets a two-count. Killings goes for a vertical suplex but switches into a stunner! Skipper comes off the ropes, and Killings hits a backdrop. Killings with a vertical Suplex goes for a pinfall and gets a two count.
Killings with the scissors kick as “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels comes down, ringside. Killings knocks Daniels off the apron. Skipper with a belly-to-belly suplex gets a two-count. Killings hits a middle rope sit-out front suplex on Skipper referee Andrew Thomas count, the 1-2-3!

Winner: Ron “The Truth” Killings.

After the match, Daniels attacks Killings until Nelson Knight comes to the ring and attacks Elix Skipper and Christopher Daniels to make the save for Killings.
A video of Erik Watts hanging out with Brian Urlacher is shown. Watts is taunting Jarrett by hanging out with various celebrities. Watts is trying to set up a championship match with Jeff Jarrett. John Daly says enjoyed watching Watts kick Jarrett’s @$$ on NWA-TNA PPVs. Tenay says I don’t know about you, but it sounds like more mind games from Erik Watts directed at Jeff Jarrett to me.
Mike Tenay asked Don West to rundown next week’s NWA-TNA PPV match card. Here at the Asylum and LIVE on Pay-Per-View. We told you about the association with NASCAR. NASCAR on FOX Analyst Jeff Hammond will be here to provide commentary on one match. NASCAR driver Hermie Sadler will be here to make an announcement about a new relationship with NASCAR this season.
“The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes vs. Brian Lawler Ladder Match, Perry Saturn vs. Mike Barton, Sandman’s Armed Asylum Match Sandman & New Jack vs. Ron & Don Harris Weapons will be placed without The Asylum for this match.

NWA X-Division Championship Match
Jerry Lynn vs. (Kid Kash (c)

Lynn and Kash start off with some mat wrestling, but neither man gets long-lasting offense and have a standoff. Lynn hits a springboard crossbody, and Kash soon backs off into a corner as the challenger had a fast pace going. Kash attempts a double under-hook, but Lynn gets out of it, and Lynn locks in a Gory Special until Kash gets out of the hold.
Lynn misses a leg drop from the apron, and Kash hits a head scissors off the apron sending Lynn into the guardrail! Kash hits a swinging neckbreaker and drops Lynn neck first across his knee for a two count. Lynn fights back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, but Kash drops Lynn throat first across the top rope.
Lynn runs into a big boot, and Kash nearly wins with a moonsault! Kash drops Lynn throat first across the top, but Lynn dropkicks the champ in midair after a springboard! Lynn hits a middle rope leg drop, but Kash pops his shoulder up at two. Lynn reverses a Hurricarana with a sit-down powerbomb!
Kash drives Lynn face-first to the canvas and goes for a double under-hook, but Lynn blocks it again. A masked man runs into the ring and hits Lynn with a tornado DDT referee Rudy Charles counts the 1-2-3!

Winner and STILL NWA X-Division Champion, Kid Kash.

NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship Match 
D’Lo Brown vs. Jeff Jarrett (c)

Brown attacks Jarrett backstage to get a quick start to the match. Brown is hammering away on Jarrett in the crowd and rams the champ into the guardrail. Jarrett whacks Brown over the head with a steel chair, but Brown comes back with one of his own. They trade right hands until Glen Gilbertti runs out and holds Jarrett to let Brown to get a few extra shots in.
Brown sends Jarrett face-first into the ring steps as well. Brown mounts Jarrett and delivers a few right hands. Brown plants Jarrett with a spine buster, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Brown tosses Jarrett out to the floor and comes off the apron with an axe handle shot.
Jarrett fights back with right hands and sends Brown into the guardrail. Gilbertti prevents Jarrett from hitting Brown with a steel chair, and Brown plants Jarrett with a DDT on the floor! Brown locks in a sleeper hold, but Jarrett doesn’t pass out. Jarrett hits a vertical suplex, and both men are down in the ring.
Jarrett backdrops Brown and hits a standing dropkick. Brown hits the Stroke on Jarrett, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Gilbertti tries to hit the Last Dance but is sent to the floor. Mike Sanders hits Jarrett with the championship, and Brown goes for a pinfall and gets a two-count.
They collide in the middle of the ring after a double clothesline. Raven enters the ring and sits down in the same corner he usually sits in. Sanders accidentally superkicks Brown and Jarrett with the Stroke on Brown goes for the pinfall referee Andrew Thomas counts, the 1-2-3!

Winner and STILL NWA NWA World’s Heavyweight Champion, Jeff Jarrett.

NWA-TNA PPV 39 (April 2, 2003) - IMPACT Wrestling
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After the match, Raven and Jarrett clear the ring, and it looks like they are going to go at it. Alexis Laree gets in the ring and jumps Jarrett. Jarrett spins around with a steel chair and hits Alexis Laree with a hard chair shot NWA-TNA PPV 39 goes off the air.