Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
February 25th 2006
TNA iMPACT! On SpikeTV
“This Is TNA…The New Face In Professional Wrestling”
::The Impact Opening Video plays::
::The camera cuts to the Impact Zone where pyro is going off and the crowd is chanting “TNA”::
Tenay: Welcome everyone to TNA Impact on SpikeTV. We have a huge show in store for you tonight and an even bigger Main Event.
Styles: That’s right Tenay, the Main Event is none other than Alex Shelley vs. AJ Styles and the winner becomes the Number One Contender for the X Division Title.
::”Hail Sabin” hits to a good pop from the crowd::
Tenay: But we begin with tag team action here on Impact
Styles: And expect to see a lot of Michaels and Sabin in this match as they prepare for their Iron Man Match at Destination X.
::Sabin and Dutt get into the ring as “Sexy Shane” hits to a chorus of boos::
Tenay: And here comes Two Ticked Off Texans, here comes Lance Hoyt and Shane Michaels
West: And is it just me or does Michaels have a new sense of cockiness now with the name change and hired gun?
Styles: I would have to agree with you DW.
::Michaels and Hoyt get in the ring and pose in the middle of the ring. They get up and both teams go to their respective corners::
Sonjay Dutt & Chris Sabin vs. Two Ticked Off Texans
Hoyt wins the Paper, Rock, Scissors contest against Michaels meaning he will start for the team. Dutt starts for his team. Hoyt wants a test of strength with Dutt. Dutt refuses and just locks up with Hoyt. Dutt goes behind Hoyt and puts him in a hammerlock. Dutt shoves Hoyt forward and dropkicks him in the back. Hoyt stumbles forward and Sabin punches him. Hoyt turns around and stumbles into another dropkick by Dutt. Hoyt goes down to the mat. Hoyt gets up and is frustrated. Hoyt goes to lock up with Dutt but Dutt ducks under his arms. Dutt bounces off the ropes and Sabin makes the blind tag. Dutt runs at Hoyt and dropkicks him in the knee. Hoyt goes down to one knee. Sabin springboards off the top rope. Hoyt gets up and Sabin connects with a springboard dropkick. Hoyt falls back into the heel corner. Sabin gets up and the crowd chants “Hail Sabin”.
West: Wow, Sabin and Dutt are on fire to start this match.
Hoyt gets up and Sabin wants him to tag in Michaels. Michaels stick his hand for the tag. Hoyt goes to make the tag but Michaels moves his hand out of the way. Michaels and Hoyt laugh over the joke. Sabin attacks Hoyt and then knocks Michaels off the apron. Sabin goes to shoot Hoyt into the ropes but Hoyt reverses. Sabin bounces off the ropes and Dutt makes a blind tag. Hoyt goes to clothesline Sabin but Sabin ducks. Dutt uses the top rope as a springboard. Dutt goes for a springboard move but Hoyt blocks it with a mid air big boot. The ref escorts Sabin to the apron. Michaels gets on the apron, sees Dutt on the mat, and wants a tag. Hoyt drags Dutt to the face corner and tags in Michaels. Michaels comes in and fires off a series of chops and punches on Dutt. Dutt fires back with a series of chops and punches. Michaels and Dutt trade chops near the corner. Michaels takes a short cut and thumbs Dutt in the eye. Michaels tags Hoyt back in. Hoyt comes in, scoops up Dutt, and slams him down. Hoyt runs, bounces off the ropes, leaps, and drops an elbow across the throat of Dutt. Hoyt makes a cover on Dutt. 1……..2..Dutt kicks out. Hoyt gets up and picks up Dutt to his feet. Hoyt scoop up Dutt onto his shoulder. Hoyt runs and drops Dutt face first on the top turnbuckle. Hoyt grabs Dutt before he goes to the mat and shoves him in the corner. Hoyt connects with a series of back elbows and knees to the gut on Dutt in the corner. Hoyt drags Dutt out of the corner and shoots him into the ropes. Dutt bounces off the ropes, Hoyt grabs him from the side, and drops him down with a side walk slam. Hoyt makes the cover. 1…….2……Dutt kicks out. Hoyt gets up and picks up Dutt. Hoyt shoots Dutt into the ropes once again. Hoyt goes to pick up Dutt from the side but Dutt spins out and goes around the back of Hoyt. Dutt takes Hoyt down with a tilt o whirl head scissors. Both men are down on the mat. The ref begins his 10 count. 1…….2…….3…….4….Each man begins to crawl to their corner. Hoyt makes the tag to Michaels. Michaels gets in the ring just as Dutt makes the tag to Sabin. Michaels sees Sabin get the tag and starts to back pedal
Tenay: Shane Michaels seems to want no part of Chris Sabin in this match
Michaels continues to back up as Sabin walks towards him. Michaels gets cornered by the turnbuckle and Sabin. Hoyt gets up and charges at Sabin with a clothesline. Sabin ducks under the clothesline and Hoyt stops at the ropes. Sabin charges at Hoyt and knocks him over the top rope with a running dropkick. Dutt gets up and attacks Michaels in the corner. Sabin runs and connects with a suicide dive outside the ring onto Hoyt. Dutt scoop slams Michaels near the corner. Dutt climbs to the top rope and signals for the end. Dutt leaps and goes for the Hindu Press but Michaels moves. Dutt lands on his feet and rolls through the move. Michaels gets up and Dutt turns around. Michaels connects with Sweet Shane Music on Dutt. Michaels makes the cover. 1…….2…….3.
Winners – Two Ticked Off Texans
Styles: Well Michaels avoided Sabin the whole match and still picked up the win for his team
Tenay: Ladies and Gentlemen when we return from break, we will hear from the Director Of Authority, Eric Bischoff.
::”I’m Back” hits to a mixed reaction. Eric Bischoff comes out with a smile on his face and Jarrett’s doctors note in his hand::
Tenay: Well here comes Eric Bischoff and I don’t know why he is smiling as Jeff Jarrett has gotten himself out of competing until Destination X.
::Bischoff gets in the ring and Borash hands him a mic::
Bischoff: In my hand, I have a doctor’s note from Jeff Jarrett that says he’s come down with boringitus and cannot compete until Destination X. At this time, I would like to ask Jeff Jarrett to come down to the ring and explain his condition.
::”My World” hits to a chorus of boos. Jarrett walks out with a mic in hand. He stops at the top of the ramp::
Jarrett: I don’t have to explain anything to you Bischoff. The doctor’s note clearly states that I can’t wrestle until Destination X. And at Destination X, I want my re-match with Christian Cage for the NWA World Title.
Bischoff: Ok Jeff, you win. At Destination X, it will be Jeff Jarrett vs. Christian Cage.
Jarrett: Thank you for finally coming to your sense Bischoff
Bischoff: And teaming with Jeff Jarrett will be The Monster, Abyss! And teaming up with Christian Cage will be none other than Chris Jericho!
Tenay: Oh man, what a swerve by Bischoff.
Bischoff: That’s right, You and Abyss vs. Jericho and Christian will be the Main Event at Destination X. But I’ll give you some good news Jeff. If you can record the win for your team, I’ll give you a shot at Christian Cage at the next PPV, Lockdown.
::Jarrett smirks a bit but is still upset at the news of a tag match::
Bischoff: Now Jeff, since you have a doctor’s note, you shouldn’t be here tonight. So I bid you a farewell.
::The Harris Brothers come out and Jeff retreats backstage. The camera cuts backstage where Chris Harris and James Storm walk up to Monty Brown::
Storm: Big Monty, we hear you need a tag partner against Rhino and Brother Ray tonight.
Brown: Ha, The Alpha Male doesn’t need help against anyone tonight.
Harris: Ok, well it doesn’t matter if you want help or not. We want a shot at Team 3-D and Rhino after what happened last week.
Storm: You see, we just had a drinking contest and I drunk a whole lot more than Chris, which means I’m in no condition to wrestle.
Harris: So it looks like you’re stuck with me tonight.
Brown: Whatever, just stay out of my way, understand?
::Brown walks off screen::
::We return to see Brown and Harris already in the ring with Storm on the outside. “Drop The Bombshells” hits to a good reaction. Team 3-D and Rhino make their way into the arena and play to the crowd::
Tenay: Well here comes The #1 Contenders for the NWA Tag Team Titles, here comes Team 3-D
Styles: And they earned that title shot with the help of Brother Ray’s partner tonight, Rhino.
::Rhino and Brother Ray hit the ring and a brawl breaks out::
Monty Brown & Chris Harris vs. Rhino & Brother Ray
Rhino and Brown pair off as Harris and Ray pair off. Each of the pairs trade punches with one another. Ray knocks down Harris with a bionic elbow. Rhino gets the better of the punch advantage with Brown. Rhino punches Brown into the ropes and then clotheslines him over the top rope. Ray pick up Harris and shoots him into the ropes as Rhino gets on the apron. Harris bounces off the ropes, Ray lowers his head and takes Harris over with a back body drop. Ray makes a quick tag to Rhino. Rhino comes in just as Harris is getting up. Rhino knocks Harris down with a clothesline. Harris gets back up and Rhino knocks him down with another clothesline. Harris gets back up and Rhino scoop slams him back down to the mat. Rhino plays to the crowd to a big reaction. Rhino bounces off the ropes but is tripped up by Brown. Rhino turns his attention to Brown and argues with him. Harris gets up and attacks Rhino from behind. Brown gets on the apron and Harris tags him in. Brown comes in and pounds on Rhino with forearm shots to the back. Harris and Brown shoot Rhino into the ropes. Rhino bounces off the ropes and runs into a double clothesline from Harris and Brown. Brown drops an elbow across the throat of Rhino. Harris leaves the ring as Brown makes the cover. 1…….2..Rhino kicks out. Brown picks up Rhino and shoots him into the ropes. Rhino bounces off the ropes and Brown catches him with a powerslam.
Tenay: Wow, what power by The Alpha Male, Monty Brown
Brown gets up and stomps on Rhino who is still on the mat. Brown walks over and tags in Harris. Brown picks up Rhino and shoots him into the ropes. Rhino bounces off the ropes and Harris and Brown catch him with a double flap jack. Harris makes the cover on Rhino. 1…….2….Rhino kicks out. Harris continues to ground Rhino with a front face lock. Ray gets the crowd into the match and the crowd starts a “Rhino” chant. Rhino fights up to his feet. Rhino lifts Harris closer to the face corner. Harris continues to apply pressure with the front face lock. Rhino continues to force Harris into the face corner. Rhino is inches away from making the tag. Storm gets on the apron and distracts the ref. Rhino makes the tag and Ray comes in. Ray clubs on the back of Harris. Devon knocks Storm off the apron. The ref turns back around and sees Ray in the ring illegally. The ref escorts Ray back to the apron as Ray argues. Harris drags Rhino backs to the heel corner and tags in Brown. Brown comes in and shoots Rhino into the ropes. Rhino bounces off the ropes. Brown and Harris look to hit a double clothesline but Rhino leaps and knocks them both down with a double clothesline. All 3 men are down in the ring. The ref begins his 10 count. 1…….2…….3…….4…..Rhino crawls to his corner as Harris and Brown stumbles to their feet. Rhino dives and makes the tag to Ray. Ray comes in as Harris and Brown get up. Ray knocks down Harris with a clothesline. Ray takes down Brown with a scoop slam. Storm gets back up on the apron. Ray knocks Storm off the apron and into the railing. Rhino and Brown both get to their feet. Rhino charges at Brown and clotheslines him over the top. The momentum carries Rhino to the outside as well. Ray and the ref look at Rhino and Brown spilling to the outside. Harris attacks Ray from behind. Harris goes to shoot Ray into the ropes but Ray reverses. Devon slides in the ring as Ray lifts up Harris. Devon grabs the head of Harris as Ray falls back. Team 3-D connects with the 3-D on Harris. Devon slides out of the ring as the ref turns around. Ray makes the cover on Harris. 1…….2…….3.
Winners – Rhino & Brother Ray
Styles: Wow, that’s a huge win for Brother Ray over one half of the NWA Tag Team Champions, Chris Harris
::We return to see Raven sitting in a room with “What About Me?” Spray painted on a sheet of metal behind him::
Raven: I come to you in TNA, live from my child hood basement. As a child, I sat in this very spot with my hands covering my ears, beating the back of my head against this piece of metal, while my parents were upstairs arguing on how they raised such a son. I figured inflicting pain on myself, was a better idea than being embarrassed by two over the hill drunks. See Sting, while you were living in your Malibu mansion as a spoiled kid, I was sitting in this basement thinking of ways to inflict damage to myself or others around me. Don’t act like you know me Sting. Don’t act like you know what I like and what I enjoy. You know nothing about me or my past. You’ve never experienced a life like mine Sting. You were brought up in a nice community with caring parents. You were given all the breaks in the real world and the wrestling world. You had that “superstar” look to you. Guys like Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan were willing to put you over. You were wrestling in front of sell out crowd on a nightly basis. Me? I was stuck with a ridiculous gimmick called “Johnny Polo”. I was putting my body on the line every night in front of 500 drunks. I was carrying a company on my shoulders for years and what did I get out of it? Nothing. WHAT ABOUT ME?!?!? WHAT ABOUT RAVEN?!?!
::The lights go out in the basement. When they come back on the spray paint now reads “It’s Showtime”. Raven turns around, sees the new sign, smiles and laughs. The camera goes back to the Impact Zone::
Tenay: Wow, what a bizarre interview by Raven
Styles: Mike, everything about that man is bizarre
::”Shell Shock” hits to a mixed reaction from the crowd. Alex Shelley steps into the arena without the Shelly Cam::
Tenay: Well I guess AJ Styles has yet to repay Alex Shelley for the Shelley Cam that he broke on Primetime Impact.
::Shelley gets into the ring as “I Am” hits to a huge reaction. AJ Styles steps into the arena and plays to the crowd::
West: I think AJ is going to repay Shelley tonight with pain and not money
Styles: That could be a safe bet to make
Tenay: Folks, don’t go anywhere because after this break, we will bring to you our Main Event.
Alex Shelley vs. AJ Styles
AJ and Shelley lock up as we return. Shelley goes behind AJ and puts him in a waist lock. AJ fires off a back elbow to the head of Shelley. AJ goes for another back elbow but Shelley ducks. AJ turns from the back elbow and is now belly to belly with Shelley. Shelley goes for a belly-to-belly throw but AJ lands of his feet. AJ turns around and charges at Shelley. AJ slides through the legs of Shelley. Shelley turns around and catches the leg of AJ as he goes for a kick. Shelley spins AJ around. AJ goes for a clothesline but Shelley ducks. AJ turns around and blocks a punch from Shelley. AJ chops Shelley. Shelley fires back with a chop of his own. AJ and Shelley trade chops in the middle of the ring. AJ gets the better of the chop fest. AJ fires off a series of forearms to the head of Shelley until he is backed up to the ropes. AJ shoots Shelley into the ropes. Shelley bounces off the ropes and goes under AJ as he leaps. Shelley puts on the brakes and stops behind AJ. AJ turns around and Shelley slaps AJ across the face. AJ fires off back with a slap to the face of Shelley. AJ goes for a leg sweep but Shelley jumps up. Shelley goes for a side kick but AJ leaps backwards. Both men go for a dropkick and both men crash to the floor.
Styles: Wow, they each had the some idea on that exchange
Both men get up and look at each other as the crowd applauds the effort. They both lock up with each other. Shelley breaks the lock up and puts AJ in a side headlock. AJ shoots Shelley into the ropes. Shelley bounces off the ropes and goes under AJ as he leaps. Shelley bounces off the other side. Shelley leaps over AJ as he drops to the mat. Shelley bounces off the other side of the ropes. AJ connects with a dropkick on Shelley. AJ gets up and plays to the crowd. Shelley gets up and AJ takes him down with an arm drag. Shelley gets back up and takes AJ down with an arm drag. AJ gets up and Shelley takes him back down with a headlock takeover. Shelley applies pressure with the headlock. Shelley continues to apply pressure with the headlock as AJ taps his foot to get the crowd on his side. AJ gets up to his feet and takes Shelley over with a side suplex. AJ bridges up and turns the side suplex into a cover. 1…….2..Shelley kicks out. Both men get up and AJ chops Shelley. Shelley fires back with a chop of his own. They each trade chops in the middle once again. AJ kicks Shelley in the gut doubling him over. AJ stuff Shelley between his legs and signals for the end. Shelley picks up AJ and grabs his legs. Shelley whips AJ forward with a whiplash. Shelley grabs the legs of AJ and rolls through resulting in a cover. 1…….2…..AJ bridges out and turns his body. AJ lifts up Shelley and puts his legs in front of the arms of Shelley. AJ drops down with the Styles Clash on Shelley. AJ rolls over resulting in a pin. 1…….2……Out of nowhere Elix Skipper attacks AJ in the middle of the cover. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner – AJ Styles by DQ
Skipper continues to attacks AJ after the match. Skipper stomps on AJ while he is down.
Tenay: What the hell is this? AJ Styles seemed to have the match when and then Elix Skipper attacked him out of nowhere.
Skipper picks up AJ and lifts him by his legs. Skipper puts AJ on his back and drops him down with the Sudden Death. Elix Skipper gets up and taunts the crowd as Callis laughs on the outside.
My Comments: Yeah, I promised this would be up Saturday and it is. The thing is I got caught up for most of the day in terms of finding time to sit down, think about the show, and type it all out. So this show is pretty rushed for my standards and I’m not fully satisfied with it. Anyway, I don’t know when the next post will be; I’ll let you know as it draws closer. Also, you can make your own interpretation of me competing with WWE. I’m using the real storylines WWE has used and is using, so you can come up with your own conclusions as far as if my BTB storylines are better than WWE’s current product. As far as ratings, I wouldn’t be close to them. TNA is on Saturday at 11, no matter how big of a show I put on, it won’t draw the same way Monday at 9 would.