“New F’n Show” Jerry Lynn. A former Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) World Champion, World Wrestling Federation (WWF) Light Heavyweight Championship holder and former World Championship Wrestling (WCW) veteran, Jerry Lynn brightened the X Division and the Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) tag team during the promoter’s early years. Born on June 12, 1963, in Minneapolis, in the US state of Minnesota, Jeremy Lynn (his real name) debuted in the ring on March 23, 1988, and insisted on retiring precisely 25 years later.
On the verge of turning 40, he signed for the newly created TNA and was in time to win the TNA X Division Championship twice and the NWA World Tag Team Championship twice, alongside AJ Styles and Amazing Red. At the same time, he was part of the team that won the World X Cup in 2004.
After a first stint with the company between 2002 and 2007, he returned to fight in TNA in 2010 and 2011 and in a match against Rob Van Dam in 2013.
That’s why it’s worth recalling Jerry Lynn’s top ten matches in TNA, in chronological order.
NWA TNA Weekly PPV #2 (June 26, 2002)
Four-Way Double Elimination match to determine the first holder of the NWA–TNA X Championship: AJ Styles vs. Psychosis vs. Low Ki vs. Jerry Lynn
The NWA–TNA X Championship saw the light of day at the tapings of NWA-TNA’s second weekly pay-per-view, which aired on June 26, 2002, with it being determined that AJ Styles , Low Ki , Jerry Lynn and Psicosis would face off in a Four-Way Double Elimination match to determine the inaugural champion.
NWA TNA Weekly PPV #7 (July 31, 2002)
NWA–TNA X Championship: Low Ki vs. Jerry Lynn
t the second weekly NWA TNA pay-per-view, AJ Styles captured the then-named NWA–TNA X Championship by defeating Low Ki , Jerry Lynn and Psicosis in a Double Elimination match.
The following week, Styles and Jerry Lynn won the NWA World Tag Team Championship by defeating the team of Bruce and Lenny Lane in the final of the tournament to determine the new champions.
In the weeks that followed, Styles successfully defended both titles, but began falling out with Lynn during tag team matches. During the month of July, Styles retained the X Championship against David Young, Low Ki , Elix Skipper. After Phenomenal One defeated Skipper on July 31, Lynn appeared to congratulate him before facing Low Ki .
NWA TNA Weekly PPV #8 (August 7, 2002)
NWA–TNA X Championship : AJ Styles (c) vs. Low Ki vs. Jerry Lynn
On the seventh weekly NWA TNA pay-per-view , on July 31, AJ Styles interfered in the match between Jerry Lynn and Low Ki by attacking his tag team partner, Lynn, but ended up also being assaulted by Low Ki, which led to the scheduling of a match between the three for the title the following week.
NWA TNA Weekly PPV #11 (August 28, 2002)
Ladder match for the NWA–TNA X Championship: Low Ki (c) vs. Jerry Lynn vs. AJ Styles
On NWA TNA’s eighth weekly pay-per-view , Low Ki captured the X Championship , when he landed on Jerry Lynn. Two weeks later, AJ Styles and Lynn faced off in a best-of-three series of matches to determine the top contender for the title . Lynn won the first, a Falls Count Anywhere match, while Styles won the second, a no disqualification match. Finally, they tied 3-3 in a ten-minute Ironman match.
In view of this equality, a ladder match was scheduled between Low Ki , Jerry Lynn and AJ Styles for the X Championship .
NWA TNA Weekly PPV #15 (October 2, 2002)
Ladder match for the NWA–TNA X Championship : Jerry Lynn (c) vs. AJ Styles
At NWA TNA’s 11th weekly pay-per-view , Jerry Lynn captured the NWA–TNA X Championship by defeating then-champion Low Ki and AJ Styles in a ladder match .
Almost a month later, at the 14th weekly pay-per-view, AJ Styles beat Low Ki in a best-of-three match to become the main contender for the title and asked for the title match to be a ladder match .
NWA TNA Weekly PPV #20 (November 6, 2002)
NWA–TNA X Championship : AJ Styles (c) vs. Jerry Lynn
At NWA TNA Weekly PPV #15, AJ Styles defeated Jerry Lynn in a ladder match in which Lynn’s NWA–TNA X Championship was on the line, but authority figure Bob Armstrong announced that, due to Sonny Siaki’s interference, Lynn remained champion. .
However, a week later, Jerry Lynn had to relinquish the title due to injury, and a ladder match was held to determine the new champion, with Syxx-Pac getting the better of Kid Kash, Tony Mamaluke, The SAT, Ace Steel and AJ Styles .
Meanwhile, on the 18th weekly pay-per-view , AJ Styles won the NWA–TNA X Championship by defeating Syxx-Pac. After defending the title against Amazing Red, Styles was scheduled to put the belt back on the line against Jerry Lynn in the 20th weekly pay-per-view .
NWA TNA Weekly PPV #34 (February 26, 2003)
Jerry Lynn vs. Juventud Guerrera
On the 32nd weekly pay-per-view , on February 12, Jerry Lynn said he wanted to re-establish the X Division to get revenge on Vince Russo. Lynn then won a gauntlet match to become the top contender for the NWA–TNA X Championship and got into an argument with Konnan, who defended the Mexican luchadores .
The following week, Jerry Lynn accused Konnan of doing as much harm to the X Division as Vince Russo, claimed he was going to eliminate that cancer before the X Division was destroyed, and beat Joel Maximo and Jose Maximo in a three-way dance .
The following week, Konnan described Juventud Guerrera as the next true luchador and heaped further praise on him before Juventud took on Lynn.
Jerry Lynn vs. Sean Waltman
At the previous pay-per-view , No Surrender, Jerry Lynn was named the guest referee of a match between AJ Styles and Sean Waltman, with Styles winning after Lynn’s help.
On the July 22 episode of Impact! , Waltman accused Lynn of trying to steal the limelight from him, while Lynn claimed credit for Waltman’s success, claiming that he was the one who helped launch Waltman into the pro wrestling industry thanks to a series of matches between the two that were highly acclaimed by the public . criticism. That segment ended with Waltman challenging Lynn to a match at Sacrifice, which Lynn accepted.
The match between the two was also promoted as a duel between two pioneers of the X Division style .