NWA-TNA PPV 53 | NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroView

On Wednesday, July 9, 2003, NWA-TNA presented NWA-TNA PPV 53 in the latest of our NWA-TNA/IMPACT Sunday Night RetroViews.
Scott Hudson opens the show with Jeff Jarrett, who is in the arena, ignoring doctors’ orders to stay away from the venue. Jarrett isn’t providing a medical update on his health and warns both Vince Russo and Joe Legend to be prepared because it’s “batter up” to end the interview.
Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger were accompanied to the ring by Glen Gilberti. Then Glenn Gilbertti joins Mike Tenay and Don West on commentary for this match.

NWA World Tag Team Championship Match
Simon Diamond & Johnny Swinger vs. (c) America’s Most Wanted

Diamond and Swinger Double Back Elbow on Harris Swinger goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Storm gets knocked off the apron which distracts the referee allowing Diamond & Swinger to double team on Harris in their corner.
Swinger with a Back Suplex on Harris goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Diamond with two Snap Suplexes on Harris goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Tenay mentions on commentary Diamond calls the two Snap Suplexes, the Simon Series.
Diamond with three left jab followed by a right hand to Harris goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Harris goes to the top rope Crossbody on Diamond goes for a pinfall gets a two count.
Storm with a Super Kick to Swinger goes for a pinfall and gets a two-count. Storm plants Diamond and Swinger with a double DDT! Storm tags Harris in and hits the Hart Attack but no pinfall because, the referee was out of position.
Swinger hits the Swinger Stinger on Harris who kicks out at two. Swinger is sent into Diamond in the corner to the crotch. Diamond gets crotched on the top rope. Storm hits a top rope hurricanrana on Diamond goes for a pinfall gets a two count.
Storm Super Kick Swinger AMW, signal for the Death Sentence. Harris goes up to the top rope Glen Gilbertti shoves Harris off the top rope to the floor! Storm has a rollup on Diamond Storm hit with a steel chair by Gilbertti!
Diamond & Swinger, with a double STO on Storm Swinger, goes for a pinfall. Storm kicks out at two! Storm with a cross body off the top rope on Diamond goes for a pinfall and gets a two count. Harris spears Swinger.
Diamond & Swinger attempt the Hart Attack, and Harris spears Swinger as Storm tosses Diamond away! Harris goes for a pinfall and gets the 1-2-3!

Winners: AND STILL NWA World Tag Team Champions, “Cowboy” James Storm & “Wildcat” Chris Harris.

Joe E. Legend makes his way down to the ring, doing a Vince Russo impression. Legend calls out Jeff Jarrett, but instead, we get Vince Russo dressed in Jeff Jarrett’s Double J WWF ring attire.
Russo ends up demanding that Legend drop his pants so he can kiss his white @$$, but the real Jeff Jarrett comes out to the ring and brawls with Legend in the crowd. They eventually return to the ring, where Legend sends Jarrett into a steel chair in the corner, causing Jarrett to be busted open.
NWA-TNA PPV 53 (July 9, 2003) - IMPACT Wrestling
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Jarrett fights back with a steel chair to fight off Legend and Russo and puts the figure four on Russo until Legend used a guitar on Jarrett. That led to Jarrett getting beaten up some more, and Jerry Jarrett came out to the ring to check on his son Jeff Jarrett.
Backstage, Scott Hudson conducts an interview with NWA X-Division Champion Chris Sabin claims that he is the future of TNA and not Frankie Kazarian. Sabin also reminds us that Kazarian has been on a losing streak as of late.
Primetime Elix Skipper joins Mike Tenay and Don West on commentary for this match. Skipper thought he was out there to talk about himself when Tenay asked Skipper to provide commentary on the 6-Way X-Division Elimination Match going on in the ring; Skipper got mad and said he does not have time for this, took off his headset, and went to the back.

6-Way X-Division Elimination Match
Kid Romeo vs. Matt Sydal vs. Altar Boy Luke vs. Delirious vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Matt Stryker.

Delirious and Stryker start the match. Stryker drives Delirious down to the canvas with a spine buster. Delirious plays off his wackiness by running around ringside as Kazarian tags in and goes for a pinfall on Delirious, getting a two count.
Altar Boy Luke tags in, and Delirious hits a missile dropkick. Sydal was tagged, and he hits a springboard cross body, goes for a pinfall, and got a two count. Kid Romeo Matt Sydal is out with a slingshot clothesline from the apron.
Matt Sydal stands on Romeo’s back and hits a shooting star press, goes for a pinfall gets a two count. Kid Romeo takes Matt Sydal over with a head scissors out of the corner, and a release overhead suplex goes for a pinfall and gets a two count.
Frankie Kazarian slams Matt Sydal and hits a slingshot leg drop, goes for a pinfall, and gets two-count. Matt Stryker enters the ring and drops Frankie Kazarian across the top rope. Delirious takes Stryker out with a suicide dive on the floor.
Altar Boy Luke takes out with a somersault dive. Kid Romeo trips Matt Sydal from the floor to prevent a dive from taking place, but he hits a springboard cross-body. Matt Sydal heads to the top and takes everyone out with a moonsault!
Matt Sydal dropkicks Matt Stryker goes for a pinfall and gets a two-count. Kid Romeo hits a backpack driver, goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3!  Matt Sydal has been eliminated from the match.
Altar Boy Luke Luke hits the Holy Driver on Kid Romeo and a moonsault to get a near fall on Kid Romeo. Romeo plants Altar Boy Luke with a wheelbarrow bulldog. Kazarian tags in to work over on Luke.
Delirious sunset flips Kazarian, who powerbombs Luke as well. Frankie Kazarian hits a yakuza kick on Delirious. Kazarian pins Delirious. Kid Romeo tags in and Matt Stryker works over Kid Romeo with strikes a heel kick.
Kid Romeo hits a middle rope backpack driver to eliminate Matt Stryker. Frankie Kazarian hits a springboard back elbow on Kid Romeo. Kazarian reverses the driver and hits the Wave of the Future, goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3!

Winner: Frankie Kazarian

Chris Sabin vs. Frankie Kazarian

Sabin works over Frankie’s injured ribs. Sabin sends Kazarian rolling into the ring post and pulls Frankie into the post for more punishment. Sabin drops Frankie across the railing gut first and hits an axe handle.
Kazarian fights back with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Kazarian continues with a swinging neckbreaker. Chris Sabin blocks a cross body on the floor by having Frankie land across his knee.
Sabin hits a springboard looking for a sunset flip, but Kazarian kneels down for a near fall. Sabin hits a buckle bomb in the corner, and the Future Shock to win the match.

Winner: Chris Sabin

Backstage, Scott Hudson provides an update on Jeff Jarrett, saying he has suffered more internal injuries and an ambulance was on the way. Joe Legend and Vince Russo attack Jarrett yet again.
There is a segment in the ring between Lollipop, Nurse Veronica, and April Pennington they want to fight. The fans were chanting, “Let them fight”! TNA security pulled apart Lollipop, Nurse Veronica & April Pennington at ringside.
Mike Tenay had a sit-down interview with Father James Mitchell. Mitchell said he associated himself with Shane Douglas so he could get to Raven and talked about a time in ECW when an explosive device blew up in his hand, causing burns.
Mitchell says that Raven doesn’t have any self-control, and that’s why he has become a filthy, dirty scumbag. Mitchell is going to make Raven feel his wrath and know what real pain and suffering is like.

Julio Dinero vs. Shane Douglas.

Dinero hammers away on Douglas to start the match, hitting a heel kick. Dinero shoves Shane’s own t-shirt down his throat and hits a vertical suplex. Douglas has a sleeper hold on Dinero until Julio hits a spinning slam and a back-heel trip for a near fall.
Dinero chokes Douglas on the apron before hitting a full Nelson slam for a two-count. Dinero takes Douglas out with a cross body on the floor. Alexis Laree distracts Douglas to allow Dinero to leap off the ring steps to splash onto Douglas.
NWA-TNA PPV 53 (July 9, 2003) - IMPACT Wrestling
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Douglas drops Dinero across the ring steps. Douglas hits a snap power slam on Dinero, goes for a pinfall gets a two-count. Dinero hits a middle rope elbow drop and backdrops Douglas.
Dinero super kicks Douglas after Douglas hits the ring post. Douglas stops Dinero with a low blow, but Laree hits a tornado DDT on Douglas. Dinero goes for a pinfall and gets a two count. Douglas sends Dinero into Laree and hits the belly-to-belly, goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3!

Winner Shane Douglas.

After the match, Father James Mitchell tosses a fireball into Alexis Laree’s face!
Outside, Jarrett is being loaded into an Ambulance. Vince Russo and Joe Legend knock Jarrett off the stretcher.

Shark Boy vs. Don Harris

Shark Boy knocks Ron Harris off the apron. Don Harris choke slam Shark Boy goes for the 1-2-3!

Winner: Don Harris.

After the match, Ron and Don Harris give Shark Boy an H-Bomb, and they rip off his mask. However, Shark Boy was wearing a second mask.
BG James, Konnan, and Ron Killings continue their trend of making fun of people. They poke fun at Disco Inferno, Juventud Guerrera, and Kid Romeo, along with Stephanie McMahon and Sable wrestling at Vengeance on pay-per-view.

Jerry Lynn vs. Kid Kash.

Jerry Lynn clotheslines Kid Kash to the floor. Jerry Lynn arm drags Kid Kash and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, goes for a pinfall, and gets a two count. Kid Kash bails to the floor again to get a breather.

Jerry Lynn chases after Kid Kash on the floor and avoids Abyss. Kid Kash attempts a slingshot suplex Jerry Lynn gets a two-count on a rollup. Abyss catches Jerry Lynn on the floor on a suicide dive attempt to hit a backbreaker.

Kid Kash slams Jerry Lynn to the mat and gets a two-count. Kid Kash uses the claw on Jerry Lynn, but that doesn’t have much of an impact. Jerry Lynn drives Kid Kash to the mat face first, goes for a pinfall gets a two count.

Kash misses a top rope somersault dive and crashes to the mat. Lynn attempts the TKO and hits it, but Abyss slides in to attack Lynn as the referee is out of position. Lynn dropkicks Abyss, but the big man isn’t moving.

Lynn hits a tornado DDT. Lynn low blows Kash and hits a top rope hurricanrana on Abyss! Justin Credible nails Lynn with a kendo stick. Kid Kash goes for a pinfall and gets the 1-2-3!

Winner: Kid Kash.

Mike Tenay put Sandman over as one of the greatest hardcore wrestlers to ever step foot in the ring. He presents Sandman with the Hard Ten trophy. Sandman puts three beers in the trophy and drinks from it.
Sandman celebrates with fans until Don Callis came out with Edward Chastaine to attack Sandman. Callis prevents Chastaine from using a trash can and instead dumps the trophy into the trash can.
Part two of Mike Tenay’s sit-down interview with Sting will air next week on NWA-TNA #54. Sting says his favorite opponent was Ric Flair, and his match was with Flair at the Great American Bash in 1990.
He put over Roddy Piper as a talented performer and said Ultimate Warrior was bizarre. Sting noted that Vince McMahon and Hulk Hogan were great chess players in reference to the business and says there will never be another Hulk Hogan. Sting has also stopped paying attention to the internet.
Backstage, Trinity lets us know that AJ Styles isn’t in the mood to speak and thanks Vince Russo for making her realize she didn’t need the fans.

AJ Styles (c) vs. D’Lo Brown

Vince Russo has been put inside a small cage and is at the top of the ramp. Styles goes towards Russo trying to get Russo out but Brown sends AJ Styles head first into the cage before they enter the ring.
Brown scoop slams Styles, but Styles blocks a leg drop by getting his arms up. Styles knee lifts Brown in the midsection but Brown drops the champ with a back suplex. Brown spears Styles into the guardrail.
Styles slides under the guardrail to avoid being sent into the railing but is clotheslined by Brown in the front row. Brown hits a slingshot from the apron, goes for a pinfall gets a two count.
Styles misses a clothesline, and Brown gets a two-count following an ace crusher. Styles dropkicks Brown’s knee and takes Brown over with a hurricanrana. Styles drops Brown with a spinning heel kick.
Brown is punched to the floor and Styles hits a dive over the top to the floor. Brown hits a double-leg slam out of the corner.
Brown drops Styles with a few strikes and clotheslines. Brown backdrops Styles and hits a spine-buster. Trinity hits a top rope dive onto Brown Styles, goes for a pinfall gets a two-count.
Styles accidentally hits the referee with a kick, and Brown plants AJ with a sit-out spine buster. Brown comes off the top to hit the frog splash. Sonny Siaki, from behind hits Brown with a cane and a swinging neckbreaker. Styles hits a top rope frog splash, goes for a pinfall gets the 1-2-3!

Winner: AJ Styles.

After the match, Brown is put inside the small cage and is tipped over by Russo, who is yelling at D’Lo Brown NWA-TNA PPV 53 goes off the air.