On Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 12:10 AM EST Full NWA TNA PPV Results - 5/26/04
Location: Nashville, TN
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Don West
Results courtesy of: NWATNA.com
The first-ever World X Cup kicked off with a 16-superstar Gauntlet Match, featuring all the athletes from Team Mexico, Team NWA, Team Canada and Team Japan. The bout started off with NWA's Christopher Daniels vs. Canada's Johnny Devine, with a new combatant enterting every minute. After all but two entrants were eliminated, it came down to Mexcio's captain Hector Garza and NWA's Primetime Elix Skipper. Following a top rope moonsault, Garza won the Gauntlet and put Team Mexico in the point standings lead.
Up next, former NWA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett came out to the ring and demanded Mike Tenay and Vince Russo join him to verify his World Title rematch against Ron "The Truth" Killings next Wednesday night. The Director of Authority granted Jarrett his title shot, but against Killings, AJ Styles, Wildcat Chris Harris and Raven in a "King of the Mountain Ladder Match! More details on the innovative match are avilable in the official Wednesday TNA Preview.
Up next, the World X Cup international tag team matches took place as Team NWA's Fallen Angel and Primetime Elix Skipper took on Canada's Johnny Devine and Bobby Roode. The former Triple X teammates got the win in the end, putting Team NWA in second place behind Team Mexico in the standings.
The second of the international tag team matches took place as Team Japan's Mitsu Hirai and Taichi Ishikara, in somewhat of an upset, beat Team Mexico's Abismo Negro and Heavy Metal.
We then joined Scott Hudson in the back, who was with "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes and AMW's James Storm to discuss their NWA World Tag Team Title shot next Wednesday night against Kid Kash and Dallas. Can "The American Dream" taste NWA gold one more time?
The World X Cup Ladder Match was up next, featuring Canada's Eric Young vs. NWA's Jerry Lynn vs. Mexico's Mr. Aguila vs. Japan's Taichi Ishikara. The goal was to pull down a giant red "X" hanging above the ring, and after all four superstars used the ladder as a weapon, it was Canada's Eric Young finally coming down with the "X" to fend off elimination for Team Canada. As a result, Team Japan was last in the point standings and eliminated from the Ultimate X Match final.
Following the bout, Scott Hudson was standing by with new NWA World Heavyweight Champion Ron "The Truth" Killings and the rest of 3Live Kru. The Truth addressed Wednesday night's King of the Mountain World Title Match, and claimed he would walk into Impact on June 4th still the champion.
In the World X Cup final, it was the return of the amazing and innovative Ultimate X Match, with the giant red "X" once again hanging above the ring. It was Canada's Captain Petey Williams vs. Mexico's Captain Hector Garza vs. Team NWA's Ultimate X master Chris Sabin! Jerry Lynn's decision to step aside and let Sabin compete in the aerial assault was a wise decision, as Sabin won his second Ultimate X match and put Team NWA atop the point standings, winning them the World X Cup!
As the Pay-Per-View went off the air, Team NWA celebrated in the ring with their trophies, waving the American and NWA flags. Team Mexico Captain Hector Garza shook hands with Lynn and Team NWA, capping off the acclaimed international team event with some true sportsmanship!