Post by Big Chungus on Dec 15, 2018 6:04:17 GMT -5
This was actually a pretty good show until the lingerie bit. Even the Flying Elvis thing doesn't matter cause the gimmick is dropped right after the entrance and the match was great. Plus, the crowd was red hot for everything. Had to laugh at all the Southern MURRICA stuff though.
Cheex was the 2nd episode. Just when I thought the first episode was an eye opener, Cheex appeared to open the 2nd
I could have sworn it was the first one. Wasn’t the story that it was meant as a dark match but he broke the ring, so they had to open the show with a promo instead while the crew fixed the ring?
The second TNA PPV was taped the night of the first show and aired the next week. The Cheex match (and maybe some other stuff) was taped before the live PPV started. It's similar to what WCW did with Thunder when they started shooting two episodes in one night.
Post by Ultimo Gallos on Dec 20, 2018 20:27:13 GMT -5
We watched this the night it aired. From then until TNA did the 99 cent PPV we skipped TNA events. And back we would get pretty much every PPV. From those Japanese death match ones to the ones that were just 2 hours of AWA footage.
Post by adamclark52 on Dec 27, 2018 14:47:59 GMT -5
it really wasn't that bad
NWA-Total Nonstop Action PPV #1 June 19th, 2002 From the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama Commentators: Mike Teney, Don West and Ed Ferrara
Don West comes out and introduces his partners Ed Ferrara and Mike Teney.
Tonight: a Gauntlet for the Gold for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. It’s a 20-man Gauntlet Battle Royal (basically a Royal Rumble) with the final two men competing in a standard match.
Jeremy Borash brings out NWA legends Harley Race, Dory Funk Jr., Jackie Fargo, “Bullet” Bob Armstrong, Corsica Joe, some old lady, Bill Behrens and Ricky Steamboat. They put over the Gauntlet for the Gold Match then that f***ing familiar music hits and Jeff Jarrett comes out and annoys everyone. So Jackie Fargo puts him as the first entrance in the match. Ken Shamrock and Scott Hall to stake their claims. In a great showing of putting a match over they all comment on how much they don’t like the NWA championship being contested in a Battle Royal.
Goldylocks is with Puppet the Psycho dwarf.
AJ Styles, Low Ki & Jerry Lynn vs. the Flying Elvis' Despite the stupid Elvis gimmick this was a fun match. Just a fast spotfest showcase. Winners: the Flying Elvis’
Midget Match Hollywood vs. Teo This was a match. Winner: TEO
Ed Ferrara and Don West announce the Lingerie Battle Royal for the next show. They bring out the competitors: Francine, Alexis Laree, Elektra, Erin, Joanie, Miss Sasha, Shannon and Tyler...there was a cat fight.
Goldylocks is backstage with Mortimer Plumbtree who manages the Johnsons. He’s prepared to introduce the world to the Johnsons.
The Johnsons w/Mortimer Plumbtree vs. Psychosis & James Storm I mean, yeah; this was the wrestling dick match. But it wasn’t that bad a match and if you listen to a bit of the early commentary it sounds like they were planning something with the gimmick. Sadly this match very quickly turned to puns. Winners: the Johnsons
Goldylocks is backstage when the Dupps stop her and drink beer.
NASCARs Sterling Marlin and Hermi Sadler come out and bore the f*** out of me but thankfully K. Krush comes out and tells them to get lost. He’s about to get physical until Brian Lawler comes to the rescue. Lawler challenges him to a match next week.
Christian York & Joey Matthews vs. the Dupps w/Fluff Dupp This wasn’t worth paying attention to. Winners: the Dupps
Toby Keith promo.
Toby Keith comes out to sing a song. Jeff Jarrett interferes. I was actually not minding the song. Jarrett does nothing right.
Gauntlet for the Gold for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Featuring: Apollo, Brian Christopher, Bruce, Buff Bagwell, Chris Harris, Del Rios, Devon Storm, Jeff Jarrett, Justice, K. Krush, Ken Shamrock, Konnan, Lash Laroux, Malice, Norman Smiley, Rick Steiner, Scott Hall, Slash, Steve Corino and Vampire Warrior This wasn’t bad at all. It started out with Jeff Jarrett dominating and that made me throw up in my mouth. But then Toby Keith came out and got him eliminated. It came down to Malice and Ken Shamrock, who had a short match afterwards that was nothing special. Winner: Ken Shamrock (new NWA World Heavyweight Champion)
Jeff Jarrett is pissed. Jackie Fargo puts him in a match next week with Scott Hall. _______________________________________________________________________________ This really wasn’t that bad a show. Yeah it had the Flying Elvis', midgets, the Johnsons, the Dupps and the girl segment. But even all that wasn’t as bad as it should have been. I mean, the Johnsons could've gone a lot worse if Vince McMahon was booking it. I went into this expecting to make fun of the whole thing but by the time the Gauntlet for the Gold started me and John (who was “watching” it with me over messenger) both agreed that it wasn’t bad at all. It was basically late-WCW minus all the Vince Russo crap. If episode two comes up on YouTube I’d actually watch it. I bet it was better than whatever the WWE puked out this week.