Mike Reviews NWA-TNA PPV #61 – The Super X Tournament and Wednesday Bloody Wednesday (03/09/2003)

Hello You!

I decided to do a good TNA show this week, because believe it or not they did exist. I actually saw this show originally on The Wrestling Channel here in the UK, as they’d just started showing TNA (Even though they were a few months behind) and this show had FWA regular Jonny Storm on it, so they probably thought it was one of the better episodes to lead with when it came to showing the weekly TNA pay per views.

This show has a Super X Tournament, featuring 8 X Division guys from different parts of the world going at it for a trophy. There’s also a War Games match to close things out featuring the Main Event crew.

This was back when TNA was running a weekly pay per view on Wednesdays and was holding all their events in “The Asylum” in Nashville. It’s a pretty pokey building, but they managed to get a passionate bunch of regulars who were prepared to turn up and get into the action, which at least meant these shows normally had some decent atmosphere.

I was actually quite into TNA at the time due to them doing an ECW Invasion earlier in 2003, and because I was ECW starved at the time I thought it was really cool that guys like Saturn, New Jack, Sandman etc were still doing their thing. That got my foot in the door and allowed me to see that America’s Most Wanted were tearing up the tag scene and the X Division guys were having hot matches, which led to me being into the product pretty much until the whole Hogan and Bischoff thing drove me off never to return.

If memory serves, there’s some really good matches on this one, so let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Word on the street is that TNA had broken me already after 3 shows.  THEY WISH.  It’s different and draws well on the blog and it’s gonna take more than last week’s show to drive me off.

Aha!  Mystery of the weird commercial breaks solved, as this one has a disclaimer from the Fight Network at the beginning, so that’s where the tapes come from.

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The SmarK Rant for NWA-TNA PPV #2 – 06.26.02

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Taped from Huntsville, AL

Your hosts are Mike Tenay, Ed Ferrera & Don West

So this show was taped after the first PPV, at which point most of the crowd went home and they had to herd the remaining crowd to the hard-camera side so the arena didn’t look completely like a (pre-Covid 2019) Smackdown taping.

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