Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
January 28th 2006
TNA iMPACT! On SpikeTV
”This is TNA…The New Face In Professional Wrestling”
::The TNA Opening video plays::
::The camera goes to the Impact Zone where pyro is going off. “Bently Bounce” hits to a nice reaction from the crowd::
Tenay: Welcome folks to TNA Impact! Well Don, we are wasting no time in jumping into the action as we kick things off with X Division action.
West: Oh man Tenay, not only do we have X Division Action tonight but the Main Event is Abyss vs. Jeff Jarrett
::Bentley enters the ring with Traci as “Shell Shock” hits::
Tenay: Well here comes the Number 1 Contender to the X Division title and the man that claims he has Samoa Joe’s number
West: Well at this point Mike, he would be the only one with Joe’s number
::Shelley sets up the Shelley Cam at ringside and slides in the ring::
Matt Bentley vs. Alex Shelley
Both men lock up to start. Shelley puts Bentley in a headlock. Bentley shoots Shelley off into the ropes. Shelley bounces off the ropes and knocks Bentley down with a shoulder block. Shelley runs and bounces off the ropes. Bentley turns to his stomach and Shelley jumps over him. Shelley bounces off the other side of the ropes. Bentley gets up and connects with a dropkick on Shelley. Shelley gets up and Bentley arm drags him back down to the mat. Shelley gets up again and runs into an inverted atomic drop by Shelley. Bentley backs up a bit, charges, and clotheslines Shelley down to the mat.
Tenay: Bentley starting off this match like a man on a mission
Bentley picks up Shelley and shoots him off into the ropes. Shelley bounces off the ropes and runs into a kick to the gut from Bentley. Shelley gets doubled over and Bentley puts him in a front face lock. Bentley drops Shelley down with a DDT. Bentley makes the quick cover. 1…….2.Shelley kicks out. Bentley picks Shelley up to his feet. Bentley scoops up Shelley and then slams him down to the mat. Bentley bounces off the ropes and leaps up. Bentley goes for a elbow drop but Shelley moves out of the way. Both men get up to their feet and trade chops. Shelley gets the better of the chop fest. Shelley kicks Bentley in the gut doubling him over. Shelley stuffs Bentley between his legs. Shelley picks up Bentley and drops him down with a sit out powerbomb. Shelley makes the cover on Bentley. 1…….2…Bentley kicks out. Shelley picks up Bentley to his feet. Shelley scoops up Bentley and slams him down near the ropes. Shelley goes out to the apron. Shelley uses the ropes to slingshot himself back into the ring. Shelley connects with a slingshot leg drop on Bentley. Shelley makes the cover. 1…….2….Bentley gets his foot on the bottom ropes. Shelley picks up Bentley and shoots him into the corner. Shelley follows Bentley into the corner with a high knee. Shelley fires off a series of chops and forearms to Bentley. Shelley picks up Bentley and sets him on the top turnbuckle. Shelley follows Bentley up to the top turnbuckle. Shelley connects with another forearm to the face of Bentley. Shelley puts Bentley’s arm around his neck. Shelley goes for a superplex but Bentley catches Shelley with a punch in the gut. Bentley connects with another punch to the ribs of Shelley. Bentley picks up Shelley and drops him down with a top rope front suplex. Shelley turns over onto his back. Bentley leaps off the top turnbuckle and connects with the Picture Perfect Elbow. Both men are down. Bentley kips up to his feet. Bentley goes to the corner and starts to stomp his foot. As Shelley stumbles to his feet, Bentley stomps his foot a bit faster. Shelley gets up and turns around to Bentley. Bentley leaps out of the corner and goes for Matt Music but Shelley ducks. Bentley turns around and faces Shelley. Shelley quickly clutches Bentley. Traci gets up on the ring apron as Shelley leans forward. Shelley notices Traci flaunting on the apron but pays her no attention. Shelley drops back and connects with the Shell Shock. Shelley makes the cover on Bentley. 1…….2…….3.
Winner – Alex Shelley
Tenay: Wow, talk about focused. Traci was on the ring apron and Alex Shelley paid her no attention at all
West: His mind is clearly on Samoa Joe and the X Division title
::We return to see Shane Douglas backstage with Don Callis and Elix Skipper::
Douglas: Don Callis, we all witnessed Elix Skipper in 6 Points of Impact….
Callis: Go no further Shane Douglas. What you witnessed at Final Resolution was the evolution of Elix Skipper. I told the world that Elix Skipper would show everyone that he was pound for pound the best athlete in TNA, and that’s exactly what he did. Alex Shelley may have won the match but Elix Skipper stole the show. And if it weren’t for AJ Styles, Elix Skipper would be taking on and defeating Samoa Joe at Against All Odds. So AJ Styles, on behalf of my client Elix Skipper, I here by issue a challenge to you for Against All Odds.
::AJ Styles show up on screen::
Styles: Don Callis, unlike Elix Skipper, I can speak for myself and I accept your little challenge for Against All Odds.
::The camera cuts to Raven sitting down in the locker room::
Raven: Final Resolution came and went and Larry Zybsko threw everything at me that he had. He went up north and rounded up Tommy Dreamer from the E. He thought that Tommy Dreamer, the man that knows me better than anyone, would be the man to ship me out of TNA. Well Larry Zybsko was wrong. You see, whether Zybsko likes it or not, I defeated Tommy Dreamer in the ladder match at Final Resolution and I earned a shot at Jeff Jarrett and the NWA World Title. So what does Zybsko do? He screws me out of a one on one shot and sticks me with 4 other guys in a Full Metal Mayhem Match. Larry Zybsko will stop at nothing to make sure that I don’t reclaim what I feel I never lost. Zybsko will stop at nothing to get me out of TNA and make the work environment safer. Larry Zybsko thinks that by adding Chris Jericho, Abyss, Christian Cage, and Sting to Full Metal Mayhem that my odds somehow decrease in winning. Let me remind Zybsko that when I won the NWA World Title, I defeated Sean Waltman, AJ Styles, Monty Brown, and Abyss. How befitting it is that the PPV is entitled Against All Odds because that’s exactly what Zybsko has put me up against. Well I hate to play spoiler for you Larry but I’ve been Against All Odds my entire career and I’m still sitting before you today. Quote The Raven, Nevermore.
::We return to see Chris Harris and Bobby Roode attacking Chase Stevens in the ring::
Tenay: Welcome back folks and as you can see, the 4 Way Tag Team Shootout has already started
::”Drop The Bombshells” hits and Brother Ray comes charging into the ring::
Brother Ray vs. Chris Harris vs. Chase Stevens vs. Bobby Roode
Brother Ray connects with a series of punches on Harris and Roode. The punches back Harris up to the ropes. Brother Ray clotheslines Harris to the outside of the ring. Roode charges at Ray and gets back dropped to the outside onto Harris. Ray helps up Stevens from the mat. Stevens goes up to the top turnbuckle. Stevens leaps and connects with a shooting star press onto Harris and Roode on the outside. The crowd starts up a “TNA” chant.
Tenay: Wow, what a move by Chase Stevens. Folks, don’t go anywhere because we will be back with the conclusion to this match
We return to see Chase Stevens tagging in Brother Ray.
Tenay: During the break this match has turned into a tag team match of sorts with Harris pairing with Roode and Stevens pairing with Brother Ray
Ray comes in and starts throwing punches on Roode. Ray ends off the punch combo with the bionic elbow. Ray picks up Roode and scoop slams him down to the mat. Ray makes the tag to Stevens. Ray grabs the legs of Roode and splits them apart as Stevens goes to the top turnbuckle. Stevens leaps and connects with a leg drop to the crotch of Roode. Stevens makes the cover. 1…….2..Roode kicks out. Stevens picks up Roode and shoots him off into the corner. Stevens charges in after Roode but Roode gets his boot up to the face of Stevens. Roode leaps up to the middle turnbuckle and leaps off with a bulldog to Stevens. Roode makes the cover. 1…….2..Stevens kicks out. Roode tags in Chris Harris. Harris comes in and puts the boots to Stevens. Harris picks up Stevens and shoots him into the corner. Harris charges after Stevens and connects with a corner clothesline. Stevens stumbles out of the corner and Harris takes him down with a bulldog. Harris picks up Stevens and shoots him into the ropes. Stevens bounces off the ropes and Harris catches him with a powerslam. Harris makes the cover. 1…….2…Stevens kicks out. Harris gets up and tags in Roode. Roode comes in and picks up Stevens. Roode shoots Stevens off into the ropes. Stevens bounces off the ropes and goes for a clothesline. Roode and Stevens connect with a double clothesline on each other. Both men are down. The ref begins his 10 count. 1…….2…….3…….4…….5….Stevens and Roode begin to crawl to their corners. Roode makes the tag to Harris. Harris gets in the ring and goes after Stevens. Stevens is inches away from tagging Ray. Harris grabs the leg of Stevens. Stevens gets up to his foot and connects with an enzuguri on Harris. Stevens makes the tag to Ray. Ray comes in and Roode decides to come in. Ray connects with a series of punches on Roode. Ray hits the bionic elbow on Roode. Harris gets up and runs into a scoop slam from Ray. Stevens gets in the ring and starts throwing punches on Roode. Ray picks Harris and shoots him into the ropes. Ray goes for a clothesline but Harris ducks under. Ray turns around and runs into a superkick by Harris. Harris makes the cover. 1…….2…Stevens makes the save. Stevens gets up and Roode connects with the Northern Lariat to the back of the head of Stevens. Harris sneaks behind Roode and low blows him. Harris rolls up Roode. 1…….2…….3
Winner – Chris Harris
::We come back with a close up on Mike Tenay and Don West::
Tenay: Well Don we are just moments away from the Main Event but first we have a huge announce.
West: That’s right Tenay; during the break Larry Zybsko announced two HUGE matches just added to the Against All Odds card.
Tenay: That’s right Monty Brown will take on Rhino in a table’s match and The New Crew will take on The Degenerates in a Gang War Street Fight.
West: Oh man, those matches are just going to be brutal Tenay.
Tenay: Well now lets head to the back where Shane Douglas is standing by with Christian Cage
::Camera cuts to the back where we see Shane Douglas with Christian Cage::
Douglas: Christian Cage, at TNA Final Resolution we saw the debut of Chris Jericho and last week he cut a lengthy promo where your name came up a few times
Christian: Yeah Shane it’s no secret that Chris Jericho and myself go way back to our days in WWE and I will say that it is great to have him on the TNA Roster.
Douglas: Well you you’re going to have to face off against your good friend at Against All Odds
Christian: Oh my god Shane, I totally forgot about Full Metal Mayhem at Against All Odds. I was so wrapped up in the excitement of the Chris Jericho debut that it must have slipped my mind. Shane, of course I know I have to face Chris Jericho at Against All Odds. But it’s not only Chris Jericho I have to face. There’s also Jeff Jarrett, Raven, Abyss, and Sting. But that doesn’t matter to me Shane. They could put anyone in the Full Metal Mayhem match. It could be Jeff Jarrett, The Rock, Steve Austin, The Boogeyman…he’s coming to get you by the way Shane, and hell speaking of you Shane, you could return as Dean Douglas and it still wouldn’t matter. Because come hell or high water Christian Cage will accomplish what he set out to accomplish here in TNA. I will become NWA World Champion at Against All Odds because THAT’S, and let me show you how it’s done Chris, HOW I ROLL!
::We return as “Black Hole” hits to a chorus of boos::
Tenay: Well folks it’s time for our Main Event
West: Oh man and what a match it’s going to be. I mean The Monster Abyss takes on the NWA World Champion Jeff Jarrett
Tenay: But let us not forget Don that this is a non-title bout
::Abyss and Mitchell enter the ring as “My World” hits to huge heat. Jarrett comes out with the guitar and the NWA World Title::
Tenay: Well as usual, Jeff Jarrett is not alone
West: He always has that great equalizer
::Jarrett gets in the ring and asks for a mic. Jeremy Borash hands Jarrett a mic::
Jarrett: Guys what are we doing out here? This is just a ploy by the Championship Committee to screw me over once again. They say “Jeff go out there and wrestle the most dominant man in TNA today. Jeff go out there and wrestle your friend. Jeff go out there and wrestle Abyss.” Come on Mitchell; tell Abyss how stupid this is. We go way to the funeral of AMW. I recruited Abyss for Team Jarrett and he was dominant. He was the damn MVP of the team. I don’t want to fight you Abyss. We need to join forces in the Full Metal Mayhem Match. Guys like Jericho, Christian, and Sting are all friends. You know they are going to team up and try to take me out in Full Metal Mayhem. That’s why I need you Abyss, I need The Monster on my team, I need some protection. You do this for me and when I win Full Metal Mayhem, you get first title shot. Come on Abyss, that’s an offer you can’t refuse.
Tenay: Well it seems as if Jarrett is trying to bribe Abyss to get out of this match
::Mitchell consults Abyss on a decision. Jarrett hands the mic to Mitchell::
Mitchell: Jeff, I have talked it over with Abyss and we have reached a conclusion. You bring up some very good points Jeff. If You and Abyss team up, nobody could stop you at Against All Odds. Not Jericho, not Christian, not Sting, and Raven…well we both know he’ll be all alone. So Jeff, we agree to your little deal on one condition. You lay down in the middle of this ring and let Abyss defeat you.
::Jarrett takes the mic from Mitchell::
Jarrett: Jim, I did that once in my career and I promised never to do it again. But here’s what I will do. Ref, ring the bell.
Abyss vs. Jeff Jarrett
Jarrett drops the guitar and leaves the ring with the belt. He stops halfway up the ramp and yells at the ref to start the 10 count. 1…….2…….3…….4…….5…….6
Tenay: Jeff Jarrett is intentionally getting himself counted out of the match
Winner – Abyss
Tenay: Wow, what a cheap showing by Jeff Jarrett
::The lights go out to a huge pop. A huge explosion hits sending the lights back on::
Sting is in the ring with the baseball bat standing behind Abyss. Christian and Jericho are standing behind Jarrett on the ramp. Jarrett turns around and gets hit with a series of punches by Jericho and Christian. Abyss turns around and Sting stabs him in the gut with the bat. Jarrett continues to get backed up by the punches. Jarrett gets back up to the ring apron and rolls into the ring. Sting slams the bat onto the back of Abyss. Christian and Jericho follow Jarrett in the ring. Jarrett turns around and is face to face with Sting. Jarrett reaches for the guitar he had previously dropped. Sting takes his bat and smashes the guitar of Jarrett. Sting drops the bat and hits Jarrett with a back hand chop. Jarrett turns around and Jericho catches him with a double leg takedown. Jericho turns Jarrett over and locks him in the Walls Of Jericho. Sting grabs the legs of Abyss, crosses them, turns him, and locks him in the Scorpion Death Lock. Christian looks on at the two submissions. Raven walks out from the back and claps in approval of the in ring action.
My Comments: I want a new name for Bentley's Superkick, Matt Music seems really lame to me. Any suggestions? Next post will probably be tonight or tomrrow.