DEADLOCK Podcast: Revisiting NWA TNA 2002 Weekly PPV #1, The 1st NWA Total Nonstop Action PPV, NWA Champion Crowned In Gauntlet For The Gold, The Flying Elvises VS AJ Styles, Jerry Lynn, & Low Ki, Toby Keith & Jeff Jarrett Battle, The Johnsons Debut

WCW and ECW have both closed their doors leaving many talented wrestlers without a place to work. Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Jarrett & Bob Ryder were on a boat and had an idea for the creation of the NWA Total Nonstop Action. Many TV networks did not want to take a chance on pro wrestling, so the only logical thing was PPV. They would do things a bit different by offering weekly NWA TNA PPVs for $9.99. In the first ever NWA TNA PPV we get an NWA Champion crowned. There is a giant Gauntlet For The Gold match that saw Ron Killings vs Ken Shamrock facing off in a one on one match in the main event. Ken Shamrock becomes the very first NWA Champion in the Total Nonstop Action Era. They open the show with a showcase of the brand new X-Division. The Flying Elvises take on AJ Styles, Jerry Lynn, and Low Ki in a match that is still talked about to this day. Toby Keith has a musical performance that was interrupted by Jeff Jarrett which eventually leads to Toby Keith giving Double J a suplex! Also, The Johnsons make their debut!

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