Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
February 11th 2006
TNA iMPACT! On SpikeTV
“This Is TNA…The New Face In Professional Wrestling”
::A video plays recapping last weeks events concluding with Raven’s DDT on Sting::
::The Impact Opening Video Plays::
::The camera cuts to the Impact Zone where pyro is going off and the crowd is chanting “TNA”::
Tenay: Folks we are under 24 hours away from Against All Odds!
::”Gang Warfare” hits to a chorus of boos as Ron Killings makes his way to the top of the ramp::
Tenay: Well here comes 1/3 of The New Crew, Ron “The Truth” Killings.
West: That’s right Tenay and this match promises to be just a preview of the Gang Street Fight tomorrow night at Against All Odds.
::”Oh You Didn’t Know” hits to a decent pop as Kip James makes his way to the top of the ramp::
Tenay: And here comes 1/3 of The Degenerates, Kip James. And West it’s interesting to note that while this is a No DQ match up, all team members have been banned from ringside by Larry Zybsko.
West: Well I think that’s a good thing Mike, there’s no need for outside inference in a match like this.
No DQ Match: Ron Killings vs. Kip James
Kip gets to the bottom of the ramp and Killings dives through the ropes onto Kip. Killings mounts Kip and starts punching him in the forehead. Killings gets up and plays to the crowd to a chorus of boos. Killings looks under the apron and finds a steel chair. Killings turns his attention back to Kip. Killings holds the chair over his head ready to hit Kip but Kip catches Killings with a kick to the gut. Killings drops the chair to the floor. Kip picks up the chair and slams it across the back of Killings. Killings goes down to the floor. Kip slams the chair on the floor and taunts Killings with the “suck it” sign. Kip looks around the ring and pulls out a table. Kip slides the table in the ring and follows in after it. Killings gets up and picks up the chair that was on the ground. Kip has his back to Killings as he sets up the table in the corner. Killings slides in the ring with the chair. Kip turns around and Killings levels him with a chair shot to the head. Killings takes the chair and chokes Kip with it. Killings continues to force the chair into the throat of Kip. Killings releases the chair choke on Kip. Killings picks up Kip and shoots him into the ropes. Kip bounces off the ropes and runs into a jumping side kick from Killings. Killings goes over to the corner and removes the table from the corner. Killings sets the table up near the corner. Killings picks up the chair after he gets done with the table. Kip gets up and Killings levels him with the chair. Kip falls backwards onto the table. Killings goes over to the turnbuckle and climbs to the top turnbuckle. Killings leaps from the top turnbuckle and goes for a top rope leg drop. Killings lands on Kip and they both go through the table from the top rope leg drop. Both men are down on the mat. After some time passes, Killings drapes his arm over Kip. 1…….2……Kip kicks out at the last second. Killings slowly gets up to his feet and pulls a chain out of his pocket. Killings wraps the chain around his fist. Kip starts to make his way to his feet. Kip wobbles up to his feet and Killings decks him with a chained fist punch. Kip goes down to the mat. Killings mounts Kip and lifts his head by his hair. Kip has been busted open from the chain shot. Killings pounds away on the forehead of Kip with the chained fist.
Tenay: Oh my god, somebody needs to stop this right now
Killings continues to punch Kip in the forehead with his chained fist. The blood flows from the forehead of Kip. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner – Ron Killings
After the match, Killings continue to punch the forehead of Kip with his chained fist. BG James and Sean Waltman run down the ramp to a good pop. Killings sees them, gets off Kip, and slides out of the ring. BG and Waltman slide in the ring and check on Kip. Killings makes his way up the ramp, taunting the Degenerates.
::We return to see the camera in the back where Shane Douglas is standing next to Chris Jericho and Christian Cage::
Douglas: Christian Cage, Chris Jericho, tomorrow night at Against All Odds, you two compete against each other and 4 other men in Full Metal Mayhem for the NWA World Title. What are your thoughts heading into the match?
Christian: See Shane, it’s your first interview of the night and you’ve already got your facts wrong. Because me and Jericho over here, we are a well oiled machine baby. It’s Team C&C, Christian & Chris, The Canadian Connection. And when I win the NWA World Title tomorrow night at Against All Odds, I promise to give you first shot at the title Chris.
Jericho: Whoa, now hold on there Christian. You see, I was thinking that when I win the NWA World Title, I would give you the first title shot. Because we both know that Y2J is the hot commodity in TNA right now. And we both know that Y2J will be winning the NWA World Title tomorrow night.
Christian: Ha, you’re a funny guy Chris. Need I remind you who invented and mastered the art of the multiple person ladder match?
Jericho: No, but Jeff Hardy isn’t competing tomorrow night. Just know this Christian, if it comes down to me and you tomorrow night, I’m taking you out.
::Jericho storms off the set::
Christian: Shane, Christian Cage will become the NWA World Heavyweight Champion tomorrow night at Against All Odds and nobody not Raven, not Sting, not Abyss, not Jeff, and not even Chris will stand in my way. Because THAT’S…..HOW I ROLL!
::The camera cuts back to the Impact Zone where Austin Aries and Petey Williams are already in the ring::
Tenay: Well ladies and gentlemen this match just announced for Against All Odds. It will be a 6 Man Tag Team X Division match with the team of Christopher Daniels, Chris Sabin, and Jay Lethal taking on the team of Petey Williams, Austin Aries, and Roderick Strong. And also added to Against All Odds: Team Canada has been added to Team 3-D vs. America’s Most Wanted. And finally, Matt Bentley and a Mystery Partner will take on The Naturals on the pre-show
Callis: Nobody cares about those matches Tenay because the whole world will be watching Elix Skipper destroy your beloved AJ Styles
Tenay: Well folks as you can hear, Don Callis has joined us on commentary
::”Fallen Angel hits to a very good reaction from the crowd. Christopher Daniels makes his way to the top of the ramp::
Tenay: Well here comes a man that we haven’t seen since his hard fought match against Samoa Joe at Final Resolution.
West: Oh man and Christopher Daniels threw everything he had at Samoa Joe but he just couldn’t beat the undefeated X Division Champion
:: Daniels gets in the ring as “I Am” hits to a huge pop from the crowd::
Tenay: And here comes the man that will take on Elix Skipper tomorrow night at Against All Odds, here comes the Phenomenal One AJ Styles.
Callis: No Tenay, here comes the man that will lose to Elix Skipper tomorrow night at Against All Odds.
Tenay: Well we will have to wait until tomorrow night to see if that does indeed happen
::AJ gets in the ring::
Petey Williams & Austin Aries vs. Christopher Daniels & AJ Styles
Petey and Aries attack AJ and Daniels just as the bell rings. Petey pairs off with AJ and Aries pairs off with Daniels. Petey knocks AJ back up against the ropes. Petey charges at AJ but AJ back drops Petey. Petey catches himself and lands on the apron. Aries looks over at AJ and Petey. Aries charges at AJ. AJ ducks and Aries connects with a forearm that sends Petey to the arena floor. Daniels charges at Aries and clothesline him over the top rope. Aries and Petey come together on the arena floor. AJ charges, leaps, and connects with a suicide flip to the outside on Aries and Petey. AJ gets up and plays to the crowd. AJ picks up Aries and Petey and holds them together. Daniels charges, dives, and connects with a suicide dive through the middle ropes onto Aries and Petey. The crowd begins a “TNA” chant.
Tenay: Folks, don’t go anywhere, we will return with the conclusion of this match
We return to see AJ firing off chops and forearms to Aries in the corner. AJ shoots Aries to the opposite corner. AJ charges in after him and connects with a leaping forearm. Aries stumbles out of the corner and falls to the mat. AJ tags in Daniels. Daniels comes in and stomps on Aries. Daniels picks up Aries and tries to shoot him into the ropes but Aries reverses. Daniels bounces off the ropes and Aries lowers his head. Daniels rolls over the back of Aries. Aries turns around and Daniels connects with an STO on Aries. Daniels makes the quick cover. 1…….2..Aries kicks out. Daniels goes over and makes the tag to AJ. AJ comes in and Aries catches him with a punch to the gut. Aries grabs AJ by the trucks and throws him into the corner. AJ’s face catches the middle turnbuckle. Aries gets up and makes the tag to Petey. Petey comes in and picks up AJ. Petey scoops up AJ and puts him in the tree of woe. Petey climbs to the middle turnbuckle and puts his foot in the crotch of AJ. Petey begins to sing the Canadian National Anthem. Petey steps off the ropes and AJ falls to the ground. Petey stomps on AJ while he is on the ground. Petey picks up AJ and connects with a side suplex. Petey makes the cover on AJ. 1…….2..AJ kicks out. Petey picks up AJ and shoots him into the corner. Petey tags in Aries. Petey goes over and taunts Daniels. Daniels tries to get in the ring but the ref stops him. Petey and Aries double team AJ in the corner.
Calls: This is what is going to happen tomorrow night at Against All Odds Tenay. Skipper is going to beat on AJ so bad that it will feel like a gang is beating him down.
Aries continues to stomp on AJ in the corner as AJ leaves the ring. Aries fires off a series of chops to AJ in the corner. AJ begins to fire off chops of his own to Aries. Aries and AJ begin to trade chops. Aries takes a shortcut and pokes AJ in the eyes. Aries kicks AJ in the gut doubling him over. Aries puts AJ in a front face lock. Aries lifts AJ in the air. AJ falls through the suplex and connects with a neck breaker on Aries. Both men are down on the mat. The ref begins his 10 count. 1…….2……..3…….4…….5…..Aries rolls over and makes the tag to Petey. Petey comes in and AJ gets up to his feet. Petey connects with a forearm to AJ that turns AJ 180. AJ jumps backwards and connects with the pele kick on Petey. Both men are down. The ref once again begins his 10 count. 1…….2…….3…….4…….5….Petey makes it up to his feet as AJ makes the tag to Daniels. Daniels comes in and connects with a shining wizard to Petey. Aries comes in and is met with a dropkick by Daniels. Petey gets up and charges after Daniels. Daniels clutches Petey and drops back with a downward spiral. AJ comes in and fires off forearms to Aries who is just getting to his feet. AJ backs up, charges at Aries, and clotheslines him over the top rope. AJ’s momentum carries him to the outside with Aries. Out from the back comes Elix Skipper. Skipper attacks AJ from behind.
Tenay: What in the hell is Elix Skipper doing out here?
Callis: He’s just scouting his opponent Tenay
Petey low blows Daniels in the ring. Petey stuffs Daniels betweens his legs and signals for the destroyer. Daniels back drops Petey down to the mat. Petey slowly gets up and Daniels kicks him in the gut doubling him over. Daniels stuffs Petey between his legs and hooks his arms. Daniels lifts Petey and connects with the Angels Wings. Daniels makes the cover on Petey. 1…….2…….3
Winners – Christopher Daniels & AJ Styles
After the match, AJ and Skipper continue to brawl as Callis yells at Skipper telling him what to do. Security comes out to break up the fist fight between the two.
::We return to see Alex Shelley backstage with Shane Douglas::
Douglas: Alex Shelley, last time we spoke you seemed very confident in your match with Samoa Joe. Well tomorrow night is the big night, is the cockiness still there?
Shelley: Shane, why are we going through this again? Everyone knows that I am Talent On Loan From God, everyone knows that I am without a doubt The Student Of The Game, and everyone knows that Alex Shelley, is the best damn wrestler in TNA. No I haven’t changed in mere weeks Shane. I know that I am a far better athlete, a far better wrestler, and just far better looking than Samoa Joe. You see this right here Shane?
::Shelley holds up the Shelley Cam::
Shelley: In this camera I have 20 hours of Samoa Joe footage. Now I’ll admit that I hit the fast forward button through about 19 hours of that footage because he’s just so damn boring and predictable but I still know Joe better than he knows himself. You know that stupid corner kick he does Shane? Yeah, here’s the secret to avoiding it…you move. Joe is slow and overweight and I will expose that tomorrow night. Hell, I would expose Samoa Joe to the world right now but just like last time, Joe isn’t here. Because he’s still scared of Alex Shelley
::Samoa Joe steps into the picture::
Shelley: Whoa, hey there Big Joe. How you doing man? We were just talking about you. So Shane, I’ll see your wife at dinner tonight?
::Shelley storms off the set. Joe just stares a hole through Douglas as the camera cuts back to the Impact Zone and “Black Hole” hits to a chorus of boos::
Tenay: Here comes one of the participants in the Full Metal Mayhem match tomorrow night at Against All Odds.
West: Oh man and he is the biggest man in the match Tenay. He is The Monster Abyss
::Abyss gets in the ring with James Mitchell as the lights dim and thunder effects play to a huge pop. “Crow” starts to play and the reaction grows louder. Sting comes out from the entranceway with his baseball bat::
Tenay: And here comes another man in the Full Metal Mayhem Match, here comes The Man They Call Sting!!!
West: Yes he’s in the Full Metal Mayhem Match tomorrow night but you know who else is in that match? The man that laid out Sting at the end of last weeks show, Raven
Tenay: And after this match, we are scheduled to here from Raven.
::Sting gets in the ring takes off his jacket as the bell rings::
Abyss vs. Sting
Abyss tries to attack Sting in the corner as Sting takes off his jacket but Sting gets out of the way and Abyss crashes into the corner. Abyss turns around and runs into punches by Sting. Sting starts throwing a series of punches and backhands on Abyss. Sting bounces off the ropes, runs at Abyss, and connects with a clothesline on Abyss. Abyss goes down to the mat. Abyss gets back up to his feet and Sting connects with another clothesline. Abyss once again makes his way back to his feet and Sting kicks him in the gut doubling him over. Sting bounces off the ropes and connects with a face smash on Abyss. Sting goes over the legs of Abyss and grabs them both. Abyss kicks Sting off of him and Sting goes down to the mat. Abyss and Sting get up at the same time. Abyss connects with a series of punches on Sting. Abyss scoops up Sting and slams him down to the mat. Abyss bounces off the ropes, leaps, and connects with a senton splash on Sting. Abyss makes the quick cover. 1…….2.Sting kicks out. Abyss picks up Sting and shoots him into the corner. Abyss charges at Sting and connects with a corner avalanche. Sting stumbles out of the corner and Abyss picks him up on his shoulder. Abyss drops down and connects with The Shock Treatment on Sting. Abyss makes another cover. 1…….2……Sting kicks out at the last second.
Tenay: Wow, Sting just barely escaped that one
Abyss picks up Sting and clubs him in the back. Abyss shoots Sting into the ropes. Sting bounces off the ropes. Abyss clutches Sting and goes for the Black Hole Slam but Sting escapes. Sting fights Abyss off with a series of backhands. Sting connects with a dropkick that forces Abyss to stumble backwards. Another dropkick connects from Sting. Sting shoots Abyss off into the corner. Sting runs, leaps, and connects with the stinger splash on Abyss. Sting shoots Abyss to the opposite corner. Sting runs, leaps, and connects with another stinger splash. Abyss stumbles and falls down. Sting gives out a stinger yell. Sting grabs the legs of Abyss, crosses them, turns him over, and locks in the Scorpion Death Lock. Sting sits back of the hold. Mitchell gets on the ring apron to distract the ref. Jarrett runs down the ramp with the guitar in hand. Jarrett slides in the ring behind Sting. Jarrett slams the guitar over the head of Sting forcing Sting to break the hold as Mitchell still has the refs attention. Jarrett kicks the evidence out of the ring and slides out. Abyss slows gets up and picks Sting up. Abyss shoots Sting into the ropes. Sting bounces off the ropes, Abyss clutches him, spins, and drops him down with the Black Hole Slam. Abyss makes the cover as the ref has now turned around. 1…….2……3
Winner – Abyss
After the match, Abyss and Jarrett celebrate in the middle of the ring.
West: Wow, that was just wrong by Jeff Jarrett
Tenay: DW, what do you expect when it comes to Jeff Jarrett? Folks, don’t go anywhere because up next, we will hear from Raven.
::We return as “What About Me?” hits to a chorus of boos::
Tenay: Well here comes the man that last week dropped Sting with the Raven Effect DDT as we went off the air
West: And the question all week has been why Raven why?
Tenay: Well hopefully Raven will give us some insight as to why he did what he did last week on Impact
::Raven slides in the ring and sits in the corner. Jeremy Borash hands Raven a mic::
Raven: All week I have been pestered with “Why Raven Why?” Well the answer to that question is simple, I did it because it’s all about Sting. It’s all about the big names in TNA. Jeff Jarrett steals my title from me in September, Christian Cage comes debuts in November, Sting debuts in December, and then Chris Jericho decides that this is the place to be in January. Well what I want to know is what about me? What about Raven? I’ve been treated like hell by this company since I came here. Larry Zybsko and the Championship Committee just come up with new ways to screw me over. I was sick of playing by the rules of TNA so from now I own, I play by my own rules, I play by Raven’s Rules. From now on, what I want, I take. Starting with the NWA World Title tomorrow night. I take back what is rightfully mine. I take back what I never lost. Tomorrow night at Against All Odds, I plan on having no friends entering the match and more enemies when the match is over. Nobody is safe from Raven anymore because I there is nothing that Zybsko or anyone can do to punish me. They’ve thrown everything at me and I have survived it all. Pain is second nature to me at this point. Dish out what you will tomorrow night, it won’t hurt me. But what I do tomorrow night, will hurt you. Quote The Raven, Nevermore.
My Comments: Officially it’s Sunday so this is a bit late but oh well. Ummm a lot of stuff to get through before the actual PPV. Next post will be later today (Sunday)