“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.
So last night I watched Impact on Spike to see what I liked and what I didn’t. Booking the show and telling people what to do is the easy part and in your head, it all looks good. It’s a different story when you see it on TV. So here’s a run down of what I liked and what I didn’t
1. Shelley vs. Aries: This match looked very good on TV. The ending could have been better but nothing too big. I have big plans for Alex Shelley and this was just the start.
2. Christian Cage: I loved his promo. I didn’t think he could do much better given the time and what not. It also started the Jarrett feud that I’m shooting for.
3. The Crowd: I’ve always loved the TNA Crowd but knowing that they chanted because of what I booked was pretty special.
4. The Future: I think I set up some of the main things I wanted to do this week and I think I’ll improve with time. Next week there’s less matches and more time to develop feuds.
1. Too Much Jarrett: He cut of Christian and came out during the Main Event. I know he’s the World Champ and for now, a big piece in what I’m trying to do but the use of him was too much.
2. Squashes: Rhino and King had every right to be a squash but Joe vs. Dutt didn’t. Maybe I tried to book too many matches for such a short show. I really feel bad because I like Sonjay and I think he could play a good role in the X Division. Squashing him to Joe wasn’t what I intended.
3. The Main Event: I didn’t like the Main Event I booked. Sabu had just come off a Barbed Wire Match and shouldn’t have had to wrestle just 2 days later. I think he deserves an apology at the next taping.
4. No Sting: We have got to get this guy to Orlando. Everyone knows he’s coming and stalling his return only hurts us. He’s a big piece of the Final Resolution Main Event and the Scorpion Logo just isn’t cutting it.
5. No Raven: He and Zybsko is a big storyline that I’m capping off at Final Resolution and there was no mention of it this week.
So that’s my little list of things about the show. I plan to write down a list of things after every show as I feel it will help me improve with time. Now, I was waiting for a phone call by our newest acquisition. So while I waited, I thought I would check out what was on TV.
2 Hours Later
The phone finally rang and it was who I expected
Person: Hey, is this Jeremy Lambert?
Me: Yes it is
Person: Hey, this is ____________
Me: Oh good, it’s nice to hear from you
Person: Yeah, good to speak to you as well
Me: Yeah, so Raven told me that you had interest in working Final Resolution
Person: Yeah, I’ve been following the storyline and I think it’s best suited if I’m the one to face him at end it all
Me: Well hey, I love the idea but what about WWE?
Person: Don’t worry about them, I’ll get everything worked out, even if it means I have to quit
I like his attitude. He’s willing to quit WWE to work one night for TNA.
Person: It’s not like I’m doing in ring work with them right now anyway
Me: Whatever you want to do
Person: Well I plan to fly to Orlando for the next TV taping
Me: Sounds good, it will be an honor to meet you in person
Person: Thanks, Well I’ve got to run. It was nice talking to you and I’ll see you in a week or so
Me: Sounds good, see you later
After that, we hung up. The man we were about to get was probably a one shot deal and isn’t a major star but it’s a start and a good way to begin our PPV year.
My Comments: I love the guesses some of you have been throwing out, keep them coming. Next Impact Preview will probably be up late tonight with the show coming tomorrow or Saturday.
TNA wants you to kick off Christmas with some Wrestling Action.
Last week on Impact we saw Jeff Jarrett get involved with Monty Brown. This week we will hear from the World Champion about his relationship with Monty Brown, the arrival of Sting, and his on going war with Christian Cage.
Also on Impact, Larry Zybsko will address the Main Event at Final Resolution as well as the on going situation with Raven.
Team Canada and The Naturals will square off in tag team action in a battle of former Tag Team Champions.
In X Division action, Diamond In The Rough member Elix Skipper does battle with Matt Bentley.
In the Main Event on Impact, the Tag Team Champions, America’s Most Wanted will do battle with The Man Beast Rhino and Captain Charisma Christian Cage!
“This is TNA…The New Face In Professional Wrestling”
::TNA iMPACT! Opening Video::
::The camera goes to the Impact Zone where pyro goes off and fans are chanting “TNA”::
Tenay: A early Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to Impact on SpikeTV
West: Oh man Mike, are you ready for tonight’s Main Event?
Tenay: Indeed Don because tonight in the Main Event, America’s Most Wanted will be taking on the team of Christian Cage and Rhino!
::Matt Bentley’s music hits and he comes out with Traci in the left chute::
Tenay: But we kick off tonight’s action with two X Division competitors going one on one
::Bentley plays to the crowd and does the Bentley Bounce as Elix Skipper’s music hits and he comes out the right chute with Simon Diamond and David Young::
Tenay: Well here comes Bentley’s opponent and he is not alone
West: No Mike, Skipper has come out with fellow Diamond In The Rough members Simon Diamond and David Young
::Skipper enters the ring and gets right in the face of Bentley::
Matt Bentley vs. Elix Skipper
Skipper slaps Bentley to start. Bentley turns away and smiles. Bentley turns back around and knocks Elix down with a series of punches. Arm drag by Bentley followed by a dropkick. Another arm drag and another dropkick by Bentley and Skipper rolls to the outside to be consoled by Diamond
Tenay: A quick start by Matt Bentley and Elix Skipper seeks help from his teammates
Bentley looks to slingshot himself to the outside but the Diamonds In The Rough scatter and Bentley lands on the apron. Skipper slides into the ring and catches Bentley with a punch. Skipper goes for another punch but Bentley ducks and catches Skipper with a shoulder to the gut. Bentley flips over the ropes and tries to take Elix over with a sunset flip but Elix grabs the hands of Simon Diamond. Traci runs around the ring to Simon and kicks him low forcing Simon to release Skipper and allowing Bentley to take Skipper over for a 2 count. David Young gets in the face of Traci. Bentley sees this and hits a baseball slide on Young. Bentley goes to the outside to console Traci. Skipper baseball slides Bentley into the railing. Skipper bounces off the ropes and launches himself over the top onto Bentley with a splash as the crowd chants TNA
Tenay: What a move by Elix Skipper. Well folks we have got to take a commercial break but don’t go anywhere because we will be back with the conclusion of this match
We return to see Matt Bentley fighting out of a side headlock from Skipper. Bentley shoots Skipper off into the ropes but Skipper hits him with a shoulder block. Skipper bounces off the ropes and jumps over Bentley. Skipper bounces off the other side as Bentley gets up quickly. Bentley tries to snap off a hurricanrana but Skipper powerbombs him down
West: Oh man, what power from Elix Skipper
Skipper plays to the crowd for a bit as Bentley slowly gets up. Bentley tries a desperation punch but Skipper ducks and hits Bentley with a roundhouse kick. Skipper picks Bentley up, shoots him off into the ropes and catches him with a hard clothesline. Skipper again picks up Bentley and shoots him off into the ropes. Skipper goes for another clothesline but Bentley ducks. Bentley bounces off the other side and catches Skipper with a flying forearm. Both men are down. The ref because to slowly count. 1…2…3…4…5…6…Bentley staggers to his feet. Simon Diamond gets on the ring apron and gets the refs attention Bentley staggers into the ropes where David Young grabs him. Skipper gets up and charges Bentley. Bentley ducks Skippers charge and Skipper nails Young with a forearm. Traci low blows Simon Diamond for the second time tonight. Skipper turns around and Bentley catches him with the superkick. Bentley covers Skipper as the ref turns around and makes the 3 count.
Winner – Matt Bentley
Tenay: Well the Diamonds In The Rough tried to cheat their way to a win but Matt Bentley over came the odds, what a way to kick off Impact!
::The camera cuts backstage where the Diamonds In The Rough are in some sort of discussion::
Skipper: What the hell was that all about?
Diamond: What do you mean?
Skipper: I had Bentley beat but you two just had to get involved
Diamond: Listen Elix, it’ll be ok man. We need to stick together
Skipper: No, you guys are just looking out for each other and not for me. I’ve had it with you guys. I called my agent and next week, he’s getting me out of this hell hole that you have put me in
Young: Elix listen
Skipper: No, I’m out of here
::Elix Skipper walks away as the camera goes back to the Impact Zone::
Tenay: Elix Skipper’s agent will apparently be here next week
West: Who’s his agent Mike?
Tenay: I don’t know, I guess we will both find out next week
::The Naturals music hit as they come out of the right chute to a good reaction::
Tenay: Well here comes the former tag team champions, The Naturals, looking to get back on track in TNA’s Tag Division
::Team Canada’s music hits as the enter through the left chute with Scott D’Amore. Eric Young jumps at the pyro but then plays it off::
West: And Eric Young continues to be jumpy by the pyro
::Team Canada enters the ring to a chorus of boos::
The Naturals vs. Team Canada
Eric Young and Chase Stevens start things off. Eric Young wants a test of strength match and Chase agrees. Chase goes to lock hands but Young kicks him in the gut. Young smiles and congratulates himself. Young bounces off the ropes and runs into a huge clothesline by Chase. Chase lifts up Young and hits a scoop slam. A quick tag brings in Andy Douglas. Scoop slam by Douglas followed by an elbow drop. A quick tag brings Chase back in. Scoop slam by Chase as Douglas climbs the top rope. Chase tags in Douglas and Douglas leaps from the top and hits an elbow drop. Douglas makes a quick cover and Bobby Roode comes in to break it up at 2. The ref tries to get Roode out of the ring but Roode stays in the ring and knocks Chase off the apron with a clothesline. Roode now exits back to the apron. Douglas gets up and tries to pick up Young but is met with a low blow. Young makes the tag to Roode. Roode comes in and knocks down Douglas with a clothesline.
Tenay: Team Canada are now in control of the match after the low blow
Chase comes in and gets into a brawl with Roode. Young enters the ring and brawls with Douglas. D’Amore gets on the apron and gets the refs attention. Young and Douglas spill to the outside. Chase sets up Roode for a powerbomb. Johnny Devine runs down the ramp with a hockey stick.
Tenay: What the hell…that’s Johnny Devine, I thought he was hurt
Devine slides in and cracks Chase in the back with the hockey stick. D’Amore gets off the apron and the ref turns around to see Roode covering Chase. The ref counts the fall.
Winner – Team Canada
After the match Team Canada celebrate the return of Johnny Devine
Tenay: Wow, well it appears as if Johnny Devine is back in TNA!
West: Don’t go anywhere, the Main Event is next!
::The camera cuts backstage to Kip and BG James::
BG: Kip, do you know what the hell happened at Turning Point?
Kip: Why yes BG, it would appear as you Konnan hit us with a chair
BG: Now Kip, why would young K-Dawg hit two gentlemen like ourselves with a chair?
Kip: Oh, I think I know why Mr. BG
BG: Then please, share your answer with us
Kip: It’s simple, Konnan is nothing but a little bitch! Konnan, I tried to be your friend, I tried to help you out, but in the end you turned your back on the Kru. But now Konnan, it’s payback time. You see, BG and I, we had a little talk with Larry Zbysko and at Final Resolution it’s going to be BG James, Kip James, and our surprise partner against You and whoever wants to team with a backstabbing bitch
::The camera cuts to Larry Zybsko’s office where Shane Douglas is with Larry::
Douglas: Larry Zybsko the whole world wants to know, what is the Main Event at Final Resolution?
Zybsko: Shane, I’ve been on the phone with the board of directors and they told me at Final Resolution, they want something new and inventive. So I told them I have the perfect idea, Hell On Earth. You see Shane, Hell On Earth pits a team of 5 guys against another team of 5 guys and they battle it out until one man is left standing. But that’s all the information I can give you about the match Shane, I’m going to keep the rest a secret until next week.
Douglas: Well Larry, can you tell us who’s in the match?
Zybsko: Shane, since I like you, I’ll grant you that favor. On one team it will be Christian Cage, Rhino Team 3-D, and….STING! And on the other team it will America’s Most Wanted, Monty Brown, Abyss, and the World Champion Jeff Jarrett.
Douglas: Oh man, those are two awesome teams. But Larry, what about Raven in this whole situation?
Zybsko: What about Raven? You see, since September Raven has been bitching about not getting a World Title shot. Well Raven, I have a proposition for you. You see, I have one more opponent lined up for you at Final Resolution. If you win, you get your World Title shot. But when you lose, you will have to take orders from me for an entire year. I choose the opponent, I choose the match, all you have to do is choose to accept.
::We return as AMW’s music hits. They enter the arena through the right chute with Gail Kim and the Tag Team Titles::
Tenay: Well folks it’s time for our main event and what an announcement we just heard from Larry Zybsko
West: But what I want to know Mike, is what is Hell On Earth?
::Rhino’s music hits and he comes out through the left chute::
Tenay: I don’t know Don but Larry promised to explain the match in more detail next week
::The countdown begins and Christian Cage’s music hits. He stands on top of the entrance with his back to the crowd. He turns around and charges the ring with Rhino::
America’s Most Wanted vs. Christian Cage & Rhino
Christian pairs off with Storm while Rhino pairs off with Harris. The faces back the heels back into opposite corners. They try whipping AMW into each other but Harris reverses Rhino. Rhino and Storm meet in the middle and Rhino hits a clothesline. Christian charges at Harris and hits a clothesline. AMW stand up only to get knocked down again. Harris stands up near the ring ropes. Rhino clotheslines Harris over the ropes. Storm gets up near the ropes and Christian clotheslines him over the top. AMW and Gail Kim regroup on the outside. Rhino lifts Christian over his head and tosses him to the outside. Gail Kim moves just in time but Christian lands on both AMW members. Rhino plays to the crowd in the ring
Tenay: Ladies and gentlemen don’t go anywhere. We will be back with the conclusion of our main event
We return to see Harris working over Rhino in the AMW corner
Tenay: Well during the break AMW gained the advantage by whipping Rhino into the steel steps
Harris taunts Christian drawing him into the ring so Storm can choke Rhino in the corner. Harris tags in Storm. Storm kicks Rhino down in the corner and chokes him with his boot. Harris tags back in and AMW hit a double suplex on Rhino. Harris shoots Rhino off the ropes and catches him with a powerslam. A quick tag brings Storm back in. Storm shoots Rhino into the ropes but Rhino reverses. Rhino goes for a clothesline but Storm ducks and stops. Rhino turns around and Storm catches him with a superkick. Storm covers but Christian breaks the count at 2. Harris tags back in. Harris whips Rhino to the corner. Rhino bounces off the corner and fires at Harris with a clothesline. Both men go down. The ref begins to count. 1…2…3…4…5…6…Rhino and Harris begin to crawl to their corners. Harris makes the tag to Storm as Rhino makes the tag to Christian. Christian comes in and hits Storm with a series of right hands. Harris is back up and is met with a series of right hands. Storm attacks Christian from behind. AMW whip Christian into the ropes and go for a double clothesline but Christian catches them each with a clothesline. Rhino gets up and attacks Storm. Rhino and Storm spill to the outside. Christian goes to pick up Harris but is met with a low blow. Harris goes for the catatonic but Christian slips out. Christian goes for the unprettier but Gail Kim gets on the apron. The ref gets tied up with Kim. Jarrett comes out with the guitar. Jarrett slides into the ring but Christian cuts him off with a kick to the gut. The guitar goes to Harris. Christian turns around and Harris swings the guitar at Christian. Christian ducks and Harris nails Jarrett with the guitar. Harris looks on upset as Christian hooks and hits him with the unprettier. Christian covers as the ref turns back around and counts the fall.
Winners – Christian Cage & Rhino
After the match Christian bails to the outside where he and Rhino celebrate the win as the arena darkens and the scorpion logo appears
Nice X-division match to open the show, and a big win for Bentley, overcoming the odds. Good opener here
Skipper quits the diamonds? Interesting storyline here, and it will be interesting to see who his agent is, and how they are used
Good tag match, and a nice win for team Canada, picking up the win in their usual fashion with the hockey stick
6 man tag at the ppv should be a good match, and it will be interesting to see who each man picks to be on their team
Raven’s match should be a good one, and even though the odds will be against him, I see him coming through and winning. 5 on 5 match will be a good main event, and it will be interesting to see what the stipulations are, and how the match works
Good main event, and a good win for the faces, keeping them over nicely. The build into the ppv is going well at the moment, and it should be a good one