DEADLOCK Podcast: Revisiting TNA Wrestling 2005 Spike TV Premiere, Team 3D Debuts, Kevin Nash Returns vs Jeff Jarrett, 60 Minute Adrenaline Rush, DEADLOCK Q&A

One of the biggest moves in pro wrestling history was when TNA Wrestling moved to Spike TV. This happened right after WWE Monday Night Raw left Spike TV to return to the USA Network. TNA Wrestling had never been on national television before so this was a gigantic step for them. The very first match is AJ Styles vs Roderick Strong. The fans voted on the TNA Wrestling website that the very first match on the debut episode was to feature AJ Styles. This really set the pace for the 60 minute adrenaline rush. One thing that TNA did a really good job was making the X-Division very important. One big match we get is Petey Williams vs Alex Shelley vs Chris Sabin. They let them go out and kill it. Raven was the NWA Champion, however there was controversy in Canada as Jeff Jarrett would beat Raven. This would lead to The King of The Mountain teaming up with AMW and Scott D’Amore for Planet Jarrett. Jeff Jarrett would celebrate his NWA Title victory until Team 3D made their debut for TNA Wrestling and cleaned house. Just as Jeff Jarrett looked like he was going to leave, Kevin Nash would show up and inflict punishment to Double J. What a way to start off the new era of TNA Wrestling. Plus, The DEADLOCK Patreon Q&A returns to the podcast.

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