March 4, 2012
Matt Peddycord
The Powerdriver Review

- The Flying Elvises vs. AJ Styles, Low-Ki & Jerry Lynn Ė (6/19/2002)
This is the first-ever NWA-TNA match, as NWA legends like Ricky Steamboat, Dory Funk Jr., Bob Armstrong and others happily watch on from a monitor in the back. Ed Ferrera joins Tenay and Don West until West gets used to being a color commentator, which in TNA language means be as annoying as possible. He mostly says the same things he says now, but without knowing anything specific about the wrestlers. The Flying Elvises are Jorge Estrada, Sonny Siaki and Jimmy Yang dressed up as Elvis impersonators. Havenít heard a whole lot of anything about Estrada lately, but Siaki was released by WWE developmental in the fall and Wang Yang is still kicking around on Smackdown. Letís go to the match. No handshakes, because those Elvises fight dirty. The non-Elvises clear the ring all except for AJ and Yang. AJ snaps off a powerslam but then takes a shining wizard for two. Lynn tags in for a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for two. He follows up with a Tornado DDT, but Yang NO-SELLS and enziguri-kicks Lynn before whipping him into the Elvis corner. Yang hits a moonsault kick and tags Siaki. He misses a somersault legdrop and gets nailed with a headscissors. Wheelbarrow bulldog connects for two. Low-Ki tags in, but quickly takes a spinning neckbreaker for two. Siaki hits a Canadian backbreaker drop for two. Estrada tags for a split-legged moonsault for two. He continues with the offense by giving Low-Ki a neckbreaker out of the corner and then delivers a running SSP for two. Low-Ki comes back and dropkicks Estrada down to his knees for his patented series of kicks known as the Krush Combo. HOT TAG TO AJ! He nails Yang with a flying forearm, followed by the Quebrada DDT! Cover, 1-2-NO! Then Yang flips out of a German suplex and delivers a spin kick for two. Now AJ and Yang go to the floor while Estrada hits a sitout spinebuster on Low-Ki. Lynn comes in to break up the count and gives Estrada a CRADLE PILEDRIVER! Siakiís waiting for Lynn to turn around Ė SIAKI SPIKE! AJ and Yang are back in the ring now. Yang backs AJ into the corner as Low-Ki sets up for the Tidal Krush (handspring enziguri), but Yang moves and AJ gets nailed. Estrada gets rid of Low-Ki with a missile dropkick to the back, while Yang heads up to the top for YANG TIME on AJ! That gets three. (7:41) A great start for the X-Division. They didnít try to do too much, and what they did do was spotacular and tons of fun. ***

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