NWA-TNA PPV 52 | NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroView

On Wednesday, July 2, 2003, NWA-TNA presented NWA-TNA in the latest of our NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroViews.

Shane Douglas opens the show standing in the ring, which is set up for the Clockwork Orange House of Fun Match. Douglas tells us that Raven isn’t here this week and believes that Raven is trying to resurrect the championship he threw down back in 1994.

Douglas wants a referee to declare him the winner, but instead, CM Punk comes out to compete in the match.

CM Punk vs. Shane Douglas
Clockwork Orange House Of Fun Match.

CM Punk hammers away on Douglas early on, hitting a heel kick. Punk takes Douglas over with a snap suplex. Punk hits a northern lights suplex with a steel chair across Shane’s back. Punk attempts a DDT but is rammed into the corner.

Punk backdrops Douglas and kicks him to the floor. Punk takes Douglas out with a suicide dive to the floor. Douglas is rammed head-first into a trash can. Douglas counters a head scissors and drops Punk with a double leg slam on the floor!

NWA-TNA PPV 52 (July 2, 2003) - IMPACT Wrestling
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Punk attempts a springboard into the ring, but Douglas hits Punk with a trash can over the head. Punk stops Douglas with a jaw breaker and a top rope cross body using a steel chair to hit Douglas in the face as well.

Punk chops Douglas several times, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Punk delivers a high knee in the corner and following a double under hook back breaker. Douglas stops Punk with a low blow and gets brass knuckles from his boot, but Punk hits him with a steel chair, goes for a pinfall gets a two count.

Douglas hits Punk with the knuckles, followed by a belly-to-belly suplex, goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3! 

Winner: Shane Douglas.

After the match, Father James Mitchell comes out while Douglas holds Punk. Punk spits in Mitchell’s face. Mitchell tosses a fireball in Punk’s face. Julio Dinero and Alexis Laree run down to the ring, Shane Douglas and Father JamesMitchell bail out of the ring.

Jeff Jarrett came out for an interview but before he could even state a word, Vince Russo came out on stage sitting in a lawn chair. Russo taunts Jarrett by drinking Pepsi and burping into the microphone.

Russo knows that Jarrett wants a rematch but he will not be getting a rematch with AJ Styles. Jarrett leaves the ring charges up the ramp attacks Russo knocking him out of the lawn chair. Joe E. Legend comes out and attacks Jarrett leading to a brawl.

Jarrett manages to put the figure four on Legend until AJ Styles ran out to hit Jarrett with a trash can lid. Styles and Legend tape Jarrett’s arms to the ropes and Russo beats on Jarrett with a bat.

To end the segment, Jarrett spits up blood from the numerous bat shots to the midsection.

NWA World Tag Team Championship
America’s Most Wanted (c) vs. David Young & Sonny Siaki

Harris and Siaki kick off the title match. Siaki quickly goes to the ropes to force a rope break as Harris had a hammerlock on the challenger. Sonny elbows Harris several times but is met with a shoulder block.

Harris takes Siaki down with a side headlock, as it is a rather basic start to the match. Siaki hits a cross body but only gets a one-count on Harris. Harris hits a leaping clothesline, but Sonny pops out at two.

Storm is tagged in and hits a top rope missile dropkick. Harris catapults Siaki into the corner, and they double-team Siaki before decking Young off the apron. AMW hit a double back breaker goes for a pinfall gets a two-count.

Siaki stops Storm with a right hand, and Young tags in but is stopped by a clothesline. Storm plants Young, with a double leg slam out of the corner goes for a pinfall gets a two count as Harris is tagged in. Harris atomic drops Young, and Storm nearly wins the match after a Russian side leg sweep.

Young comes off the ropes and is met with a double dropkick. Siaki enters while the referee is distracted and clotheslines Storm. Siaki pummels Storm with right hands. Young scoop slams Storm and tags in Siaki, who takes Storm over with a snap suplex, goes for a pinfall gets a two count.

Storm runs into big boot, but power slams Young! Harris gets the hot tag and cleans house with left hands. Harris backdrops Young and clotheslines Siaki before planting Young with the Canatonic goes for a pinfall gets a two count.

Siaki hits a pump handle sit down slam on Storm goes for a pinfall and gets a two count. Young hits the spine buster on Harris, goes for a pinfall gets a two-count! Storm plants Siaki with the Eight Second Ride, but Young breaks up the cover attempt.

Storm super kicks Young Cowboy” James Storm & “Wildcat” Chris Harris America’s Most Wanted hit, the Death Sentence, goes for a pinfall and gets the 1-2-3!

Winners and STILL: NWA World Tag Team Champions, “Cowboy” James Storm & “Wildcat” Chris Harris America’s Most Wanted.

A video highlight of Elix Skipper as the greatest wrestler in the world airs. TNA pushing Elix Skipper as a Singles wrestler going forward?

Backstage, Kid Kash is yelling at Abyss inside a cage. Watts attacks Kash from behind until Abyss broke open the cage he was in and they fought to the ring.

Erik Watts vs. Abyss

Watts sends Abyss face-first into the ring steps and guardrail back first. Abyss drops Watts chest first across the railing to gain the upper hand. Abyss splashes Watts in the corner and taunts the fans.

Watts sends Abyss into the corner, but Abyss recovers and has Watts on his shoulders before sitting down for a big back breaker. Abyss continues his offense with a regular back breaker.

Watts avoids a splash in the corner, and Abyss lands groin first in the corner. Watts drops Abyss with a big boot and sets up for a choke slam, but Abyss gets out of it. Watts nearly wins with a power slam.

Watts hits a choke slam on the second attempt, but Abyss kicks out at two. Watts nearly runs into the referee, but Abyss takes the referee out with a splash in the corner. Kid Kash is out and holds the boot of Abyss to prevent a power bomb attempt.

Kid Kash yanks Watts’s boot on and apron to drop Watts face-first across the apron. Watts power bombs Abyss off the top rope, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Watts power bombs Kid Kash in midair and sends Kid Kash over the top to the floor.

Abyss is up and hits the Black Hole Slam goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3!

Winner: Abyss.

Mike Tenay had a sit-down interview with Sting recently. Sting talked about growing up in Southern California and didn’t have much wrestling to watch. He didn’t know who Hulk Hogan was aside from the Rocky movie appearance.

He gave up a gym to focus on being a wrestler. He and Jim Hellwig sent out photos to all the territories because he was nearly broke. Jerry Jarrett was the only guy to give them a chance.

Sting has never forgotten that, and this is his chance to give back to the promoter who gave him his first shot.

Justin Credible vs. Jerry Lynn
Dog Collar Match.

Lynn attacks Credible from behind and clotheslines Credible with the chain. Credible didn’t want the chain around his neck, but Lynn wrapped it around his neck for him. Lynn misses a chain shot but drop toe holds Credible face first into the corner.

Credible gets control working over Lynn in the corner, and attempts a power bomb, but Lynn head scissors Credible to the floor. Lynn pulls on the chain to send Credible face first into the ring post! Lynn does it a second time, and Credible is busted wide open.

Lynn comes off the apron to punch Credible with the chain and bites Credible’s forehead. Credible rolls in and yanks on the chain followed by a baseball slide. Credible rams Lynn midsection first into the apron a couple of times.

Lynn rams Credible face first into the chain on the canvas and chokes Credible with the chain. Lynn wraps the chain around the eyes of Credible before pummeling Credible some more with the chain, goes for a pinfall gets a two count.

Credible counters a suplex with a reverse DDT. Credible hammers away on Lynn and drops Lynn face-first into the canvas by yanking on the chain for a near fall. Credible hangs Lynn over the top rope. Lynn hits a chain-assisted neckbreaker, and both men are down.

Lynn clotheslines Credible several times, and yanks Credible down on the canvas. Lynn nearly wins with a tornado. DDT goes for a pinfall and gets a two-count. Lynn hammers away on Credible with right hands in the corner, and we almost get a referee bump.

Credible hits a super kick on Jerry Lynn, goes for a pinfall gets a two-count. Lynn low blows Credible with the chain and ties Credible up with the chain, goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3!

Winner: Jerry Lynn.

After the match, Credible hits Lynn with That’s Incredible onto the chain and taunts the fans.

Backstage, Frankie Kazarian says he wants an X-Division Championship match. AJ Styles just happens to come by and wants to defend the NWA World Championship and ends up giving Kazarian a shot at the title.

Mike Sanders vs. Shark Boy.

Sanders doesn’t waste any time working over Boy with a clothesline in the corner. Sanders is obsessed with getting the mask off of Shark Boy. Shark Boy comes back with a side Russian leg sweep but is kicked away by Sanders.

Shark Boy dropkicks Sanders a couple of times. Shark Boy works over Sanders’ left shoulder Sanders and is biting the fingers of Above Average. Sanders drops Shark Boy across the top rope and hits a heel kick, goes for a pinfall gets a two count.

Sanders goes back to trying to remove the mask but isn’t able to do so. Sanders follows up with a neck breaker and signals for the mask removal. Shark Boy stops Sanders with a jaw breaker and a face buster.

Shark Boy stops Sanders with a neckbreaker, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Shark Boy hits a top rope cross body, but Sanders rolled through, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Shark Boy attempts the Dead Sea Drop, but Sanders slams Shark Boy away.

Shark Boy surprises Sanders with an inside cradle and gets the 1-2-3!

Winner Shark Boy. 

After the match, the Harris Brothers try to attack Shark Boy, but he escapes. Mike Sanders is yelling at Ron and Don Harris. The Harris Brothers give Sanders the H-Bomb they leave the ring.

BG James, Konnan, and Ron Killings insult various TNA talents that appear on a screen.

Traci and Nurse Veronica are in the ring; Nurse Veronica is pissed that the NWA won’t allow women to fight men anymore, NWA-TNA. Traci says are the men in NWA-TNA afraid they’re the weaker sex?

Traci & Nurse Veronica issue a challenge for a fight. TNA cage dancers Lollipop and April Pennington make their way to the ring.

April Pennington is going to accept Traci and Nurse Veronica’s challenge for a fight. TNA security comes to ringside and pulls apart Traci and Nurse Veronica, and TNA cage dancers Lollipop & April Pennington; before the catfight starts, fans chat Let them fight.

New Jack vs. The Sandman
Hard Ten Tournament Final.

1 point for each strategically placed weapon used. 5 points for putting your opponent through a table. You have to win by 2 points.

The Sandman hits New Jack with a trash lid 1 point The Sandman. New Jack hits The Sandman with a steel chair 1 point New Jack the score is tied 1-1. New Jack hits The Sandman with a trash can. New Jack leads 2-1. 

The Sandman hits New Jack with a Kendo Stick the score is tied 2-2.

The Sandman hits New Jack with a Kendo Stick 1 point The Sandman, the score is 3-2 The Sandman. New Jack hits The Sandman with a trash lid 1 point New Jack, the score is tied 3-3. New Jack hits The Sandman with a steel chair 1 point. New Jack leads 4-3.

The Sandman hits New Jack with a Kendo Stick 1 point The Sandman. The score is tied 4-4. The Sandman hits New Jack with a Kendo Stick 1 point The Sandman. The Sandman leads 5-4.

New Jack hits The Sandman with a Cookie Sheet 1 point. New Jack the score is tied 5-5. The Sandman and New Jack are now fighting up in the Nest of the TNA Asylum, up where Raven sometimes sits when he’s cutting his promos.

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The Sandman hit New Jack with a steel chair 1 point The Sandman, the score is 6-5 The Sandman. The Sandman hit New Jack with a steel chair 1 point The Sandman, the score is 7-5 The Sandman.

New Jack hit The Sandman with a steel chair 1 point New Jack, the score is 7-6 The Sandman. New Jack hits The Sandman with a steel chair 1 point New Jack. The score is tied 7-7.

The New Jack went to hit The Sandman with a steel chair. The Sandman back body drops New Jack through two tables on the floor for 5 points. 

Winner: The Sandman. 

Winner: The Hard 10 Tournament The Sandman. 

A vignette promoting the debut of Shocker and Negro Casas aired. Shocker and Negro Casas on next weeks show.

AJ Styles vs. Frankie Kazarian. 

AJ Styles’ arm drags Kazarian a few times and taunts Frankie before slapping him. Kazarian slaps Styles as well and dropkicks the champ. Kazarian clotheslines Styles followed by a springboard leg drop, goes for a pinfall gets a two count.

Styles backdrops Kazarian to the apron where Frankie hits a slingshot DDT goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Styles bails to the floor to regroup, holding his ribs. Kazarian head scissors Styles into the ring from the apron.

Styles shoves the referee into Frankie and kicks Kazarian in the knee and face to gain control of the match. Styles takes Kazarian over with a swinging neckbreaker. Styles plants Kazarian with a delayed vertical suplex turned into a neckbreaker.

Styles body slam Kazarian and hits a knee drop. Styles kicks Frankie to the apron, and both men are on the apron where Styles hits a slingshot head scissors to drop Kazarian throat first across the top rope.

Styles fakes out the fans as he decides against a dive to the floor. Styles settles for kicking Kazarian on the outside.

Styles spikes Kazarian with a brain buster for a two-count. Styles works over Kazarian with a knee strike to the face. Styles dropkicks Kazarian goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Kazarian backdrops Styles to avoid the Styles Clash.

Styles continues his offense with a spinning heel kick for a two-count. Styles kicks Kazarian on the floor right in the ribs. Kazarian nearly steals a victory with a rollup but is met with a kick to the face.

Styles yanks Kazarian down by the hair but is still unable to get a three-count. Kazarian and Styles collide as they both attempt leaping cross-body strikes. Chris Sabin enters the ring and hits a swinging neckbreaker on Kazarian, but Styles only gets a two-count on the cover.

Sabin remains at ringside as Styles misses a leaping splash in the corner. Kazarian runs into a super kick in the corner and kicks Styles on the top rope to crotch Styles.

Sabin is distracting the referee as Trinity holds Kazarian’s leg as well. Styles leaps of the top but Kazarian dropkicks Styles in midair! Trinity leaps off the top rope hits Styles with a Hurricanrana!

Styles blocks the Wave of the Future. Kazarian gets out of the Styles Clash to hit the Wave of the Future, goes for a pinfall gets a two count! Kazarian knocks Sabin off the apron with a right hand.

Kazarian dives over the top rope and takes out both Sabin and Trinity with a suicide dive. Kazarian is power-bombed on a springboard attempt. Styles hits the Styles Clash on Kazarian, goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3!

Winner: AJ Styles.

After the match, Vince Russo comes to the ring and hits Kazarian with a baseball bat to the midsection. D’Lo Brown runs in and tosses Sabin and Trinity out of the ring. Brown plants Styles with the Sky High.

Russo goes to the apron as security runs out to prevent Brown from doing anything further. Brown tells Styles that in seven days, his run will be coming to an end next week. Russo accepts the challenge.

However, the match is going to be a handicap match, with Russo and Styles taking on D’Lo in a handicap match. Brown tells them he will have an equalizer with him next week. Brown says they will know what it means to be down with the brown.

NWA-TNA PPV 52 goes off the air.