Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
December 17th 2005
TNA iMPACT! On SpikeTV
“This Is TNA…The New Face In Professional Wrestling”
::A Video Package of TNA Turning Point opens the show. Highlights include: Sabu vs. Abyss in the Barbed Wire Massacre, The BaseBrawl Match, Christian defeating Monty Brown, AMW going through tables, Joe winning the X Division Title, Christopher Daniels returning, Jarrett retaining the World Title, and the Scorpion Logo::
::TNA iMPACT! Opening Video::
::The camera cuts to the Impact Zone where pyro is going off and the TNA crowd is going wild::
Tenay: Ladies and gentlemen TNA literally hit a home run this past Sunday Night at Turning Point.
West: That’s right Tenay, they said we couldn’t top Genesis but we did that and more at Turning Point.
Tenay: From the Barbed Wire Match to Joe vs. Styles to the sign of Sting coming to TNA, Turning Point was a huge success.
::Austin Aries music hits and he comes out of the right side chute::
Tenay: Tonight we’re going to kick things of with some X Division action.
::Aries enters the ring as Alex Shelley’s music hits and he comes out of the left chute with his trusty camera and tri pod::
West: These two men were opponents at Turning Point in a tag match and they’re opponents here tonight.
::Shelley sets up his tri pod and enters the ring::
Alex Shelley vs. Austin Aries
They lock up to start. Shelley gains the advantage with a standing arm bar. Shelley goes behind Aries and turns the arm bar into an arm lock. Aries fights out with back elbows. Aries with a quick drop toe hold. Shelley gets up and runs into an arm drag. Shelley quickly gets up and runs into another arm drag. Shelley quickly gets up and runs into a dropkick. Shelley slides to the outside to regroup as the crowd cheers.
Tenay: Austin Aries looks very impressive here in the early going
Shelley gets back into the ring. He and Aries lock up again. Shelley with a go behind. Standing switch by Aries. Shelley fights out with back elbows. Shelley bounces off the ropes, leap frog by Aries, Aries turns around and goes for a dropkick but Shelley holds on to the ropes and Aries crashes to the mat. Shelley points to his head indicating his brain and how smart he is.
West: Shelley seems a bit cocky after that exchange
Aries gets up and runs into a headlock take over by Shelley. Aries fights his way to his feet and goes for a back suplex but Shelley rolls out. Shelley pushes Aries into the corner but Aries jumps to the middle rope and hits a springing back elbow. Shelley gets up and runs into a headlock take over by Aries. Shelley counters the headlock with a head scissors. Aries springs out of the head scissors and dropkicks Shelley in the face. Aries goes to pick up Shelley. Aries puts Shelley in a front face lock and goes for a suplex but Shelley flips out and dropkicks Aries to the back of the head. Aries forward bounces off the ropes and stumbles right into a german suplex by Shelley. Shelley goes for a quick cover but only gets 2. Shelley puts Aries in a quick front face lock. Aries fights to his feet as the crowd starts up dueling chants. Aries runs Shelley into the corner. Aries turns around and charges Shelley with a corner shoulder block. Shelley leaps over and sun set flips Aries into a pin. Aries reverses with a float over pin. Shelley bridges up and flips over into a set position. Shelley tries a powerbomb but Aries catches him with punches to the face. Shelley stumbles back and just drops Aries onto the ropes.
Tenay: Great ring instinct by Shelley. He noticed that he couldn’t hit the powerbomb so he just dropped Aries on the ring ropes
Shelley shakes off the punches and picks up Aries. Shelley sets up Aries for the Shell Shock but Aries shoves out of it. Shelley bounces off the ropes and Aries kicks him in the gut. Aries sets Shelley up for a brain buster. He lifts Shelley up and holds him in the air. Shelley rakes the eyes of Aries and changes him body to fall onto Aries. Shelley holds the tights of Aries and covers for the 3 count.
Winner – Alex Shelley
Tenay: A huge X Division win for Alex Shelley.
West: Even though he had told use the tights for leverage it will no doubt boost Shelley in the X Division
Tenay: Well ladies and gentlemen tonight’s Main Event is Monty Brown vs. Sabu but up next we hear from Christian Cage!
::The countdown begins and Christian Cage’s theme plays::
Tenay: Well here he comes, the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Champion, Christian Cage
West: And he earned that title shot by defeating Monty Brown at Turning Point
::Christian gets into the ring and grabs a mic::
Christian: Now when I came to TNA, I put everyone on notice that their spot was in jeopardy. Monty Brown took exception to that comment and decided to defend his spot. Well Monty…thanks for playing but you are the weakest link…good bye.
The crowd starts a “Christian Cage” chant
Christian: And now that Monty Brown is out of the way, there’s only one man who stands between me and the NWA World Title and that man is you Jeff Jarrett. You see Jeff, I see you come out here week after week, bitching to Tenay about the booking committee this and TNA management that and honestly, I’m about sick of it. If I wanted to watch the same person say the same stuff every week, I would watch USA on Monday Nights.
The crowd starts a “TNA” chant
Christian: Jeff, I know your backstage right now with your little girlfriend and your two gay lovers but if you can take the time out to get from behind Chris Harris, I would appreciate it if you could come out here right now.
Tenay: Oh man, Christian Cage is calling out the World Champion
::Jarrett’s music hits and out comes the World Champion with the Title. Behind him are America’s Most Wanted and Gail Kim. Jarrett has a mic in hand::
Christian: Before you get started Jeff, I see that you needed your buddies to back you up
Jarrett: Christian Cage, let me get one thing straight with you. I didn’t need Gail and AMW to come out here with me but considering that I just came off a big title defense, I didn’t want to risk injury. Because everyone knows that if I go down, this company goes down.
Christian: Well Jeff, from what I’ve heard backstage…you do go down.
The crowd starts a “Jeff’s A Homo” chant
Jarrett: You’re really mature Christian Cage. Gay jokes, go back to 3rd grade.
Christian: Ok Jeff, I’ll get serious because I’m about sick of talking because this is Total Non-Stop ACTION. So let me introduce you to my back up…
::Team 3-D comes out behind AMW and attacks them. Christian leaves the ring brawls with Jarrett in the aisle. The brawl continues between the 6 men until backstage officials come out to break it up. The lights go out the scorpion logo flashes on the screen as we cut to commercials::
Tenay: Ladies and gentlemen we just witnessed a huge brawl between Christian and Team 3-D against Jarrett and AMW. We have also gotten word that next week, Larry Zybsko will address this situation.
::Rhino’s music hits and he comes out::
West: Well here comes Rhino, the man who was cheated out of the World Title at Turning Point
::His opponent, already in the ring, Kenny King::
Rhino vs. Kenny King
King turns around from his corner and runs right into a Gore by Rhino.
West: GORE! GORE! GORE!
Rhino covers King and this match is already over
Winner – Rhino
Tenay: Well Don West, that match didn’t take very long
West: You can say that again. Rhino made quick work of Kenny King
Tenay: Well ladies and gentlemen up next, the new TNA X Division champion Samoa Joe makes his first title defense
::Samoa Joe’s theme hits to a mixed reaction::
Tenay: Well here he comes, he went through a war with AJ Styles at Turning Point but in the end, he came out at the new X Division champion
Samoa Joe vs. Sonjay Dutt – X Division Title
Joe gets in the ring and Sonjay Dutt attacks him right away
Tenay: Well Sonjay Dutt is wasting no time going after Joe
Dutt continues to throw punches at Joe until Joe just shoves him down. Dutt gets right back up and continues to throw punches at Joe. Joe once again shoves him down. Joe finally removes his towel and X Division belt. Dutt charges Joe but Joe side steps him. Dutt springs up to the top rope and goes for a moonsault but Joe just side steps that and Dutt lands on his stomach. Wasting no time, Joe locks in the Rear Naked Choke and Dutt quickly taps out
Winner – Samoa Joe
West: Wow, Samoa Joe must have been in a bad mood tonight
Tenay: I would say so. Joe quickly destroyed Sonjay Dutt
::Christopher Daniels appears on the screen before Joe leaves the ring::
Daniels: Samoa Joe last month you tried to end my career. I sat at home for a month just watching you, disrespect everything the X Division is about. Well Joe, I have returned with a vengeance. Joe, at Final Resolution I will put you through the same hell that you put me through. At Final Resolution, I will regain what is rightfully mine and THAT is the Gospel.
Tenay: WOW! Joe vs. Daniels at Final Resolution! Well folks, don’t go anywhere because up next Sabu takes on Monty Brown in the Main Event!
::Monty Brown’s theme hits as he comes out the right chute::
Tenay: Here comes Monty Brown trying to end his losing streak at 1
::Brown gets into the ring as the lights go out::
Tenay: And you know what that means…
::The lights come on and Sabu is in the ring::
Tenay: It’s the man they call SABU!
Monty Brown vs. Sabu
The two lock up to start and Brown just shoves Sabu down. Brown wipes his head on the ring ropes
West: The cockiness of Monty Brown is already showing
Monty Brown wants another lock up but Sabu just kicks him in the gut. Sabu bounces off the ropes but Brown catches him with a spinebuster. Brown goes to lift Sabu but Sabu catches him with punches to the gut. Sabu again bounces off the ropes and this time catches Brown with a clothesline but Brown doesn’t go down. A dropkick by Sabu forces Brown to stumble into the ropes. Sabu clotheslines Brown to the outside. Sabu bounces off the ropes, springs to the top rope, and springboards himself to the outside with a splash on Brown.
West: Oh man, a springboard suicide splash by Sabu on Monty Brown
Tenay: Folks don’t go anywhere, we have to take a quick commercial break but we will be back with the conclusion of this match
We return to see Monty Brown hitting the fallaway slam on Sabu.
Tenay: Monty Brown gained control in this match during the break when he whipped Sabu into the guard rail
Brown goes to work with stomps on Sabu as the crowd starts a “Alpha-Female” chant. Brown picks up Sabu and shoots him off into the ropes, Brown bounces off the other side of the ropes, Brown goes for The Pounce but Sabu ducks and Brown hits the ref.
West: Oh my god, Monty Brown just hit the pounce on the ref
Jeff Jarrett comes down with a guitar in hand
Tenay: Oh great, what is Jarrett doing out here?
Monty Brown sees Jarrett and starts yelling at him. Brown heads to the outside to brawl with Jarrett. Sabu gets back up. Jarrett swings at Brown with the guitar but Brown ducks and kicks Jarrett in the gut forcing him to drop the guitar. Brown picks up the guitar. Sabu bounces off the ropes and suicide dives through the middle ropes, Brown sees this and catches Sabu with a guitar shot right to the face. Jarrett heads back up the ramp. Brown picks up Sabu and rolls him into the ring. Brown gets in the ring himself. Brown picks up Sabu and whips him into the ropes, Brown bounces off the other side and meets Sabu in the middle with a Pounce
West: POOOUUUUUNCE BY MONTY BROWN!
Brown covers Sabu as the ref starts to come to. The ref slowly makes the 3 count.
Winner – Monty Brown
Tenay: Well what the hell was up with Jarrett coming down in the middle of this match?
Monty Brown celebrates in the ring as the camera fades
My Comments: Feel free to criticize anything, it's my first BTB and I know I screwed up with some things (which I plan to address in the next post). Other than that, thanks to everyone that's been reading.