Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
March 4th 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 goes off and the crowd chants “TNA”::
Tenay: Welcome folks to TNA Impact! And boys, what a show we have lined up tonight.
West: That’s right Mike Tenay, not only will The New Crew and The Degenerates continue their feud, not only will Austin Aries take on Jay Lethal but Christian Cage makes his first NWA World Title defense against Monty Brown.
::”Gang Warfare” hits to a chorus of boos::
Styles: Well here comes two men that I wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley.
Tenay: I’ve got a feeling that most people wouldn’t Joey.
West: Guys, we must note the absence of Konnan in this match
::Homicide and Killings slide into the ring as “Oh You Didn’t Know” hits to a good pop::
Styles: And here come The Outlaws, no doubt looking for revenge after what happened to Sean Waltman 2 weeks ago.
Tenay: That’s right Joey, Sean Waltman was beaten cheaply by Homicide in a one on one match.
::The Outlaws slide into the ring::
Ron Killings & Homicide vs. The Outlaws
Kip pairs off with Homicide and BG pairs off with Killings. Each pair exchanges punches. Kip gets the better of Homicide and punches him into the ropes. Kip backs up, charges, and clotheslines Homicide over the top rope and to the outside. BG gets the better of Killings and punches him into the ropes. BG backs up, charges, and clotheslines Killings over the top rope and to the outside. BG and Kip play to the crowd in the middle of the ring as the crowd chants “New Age Outlaws”. Kip gets on the apron as Homicide and Killings regroup on the outside. Homicide gets in the ring as Killings gets on the apron. Homicide and BG go to lock up but Homicide drops down and takes BG down with a drop toe hold. Homicide then paint brushes the back of the head of BG.
Styles: So much disrespect for BG James shown by Homicide.
BG gets up, gets in the face of Homicide, and slaps him. Homicide kicks BG in gut doubling him over. Homicide puts BG in a front face lock and drops him down with a DDT. Homicide gets up and makes the tag to Killings. Killings comes in as BG stumbles to his feet. Killings unloads with a series of punches on BG. Killings shoots BG into the ropes. BG bounces off the ropes and Killings drops him down with a spinebuster. Killings makes the cover. 1…….2….BG kicks out. Killings gets up and picks up BG. Killings shoots BG into the heel corner and follows him in with a corner clothesline. Killings goes to the face corner and taunts Kip. Kip gets in the ring and the ref holds him back. Killings and Homicide double team BG in the corner behind the refs back. Killings makes the tag to Homicide as Kip exits the ring and the ref turns around. Homicide comes in and fires off a series of corner kicks on BG. Homicide drags BG out of the corner and scoop slams him down. Killings goes to the top turnbuckle and Homicide tags him in. Killings leaps and goes for a top rope leg drop but BG rolls out of the way. Both men are down on the mat. The ref begins his 10 count. 1……..2……..3……..4….BG crawls to his corner and tags in Kip as Killings tags in Homicide. Kip comes in and fires off a series of punches on Homicide. Kip knocks down Homicide with a hard right hand. Killings gets up and Kip knocks him down with a clothesline.
Tenay: Kip James is on fire as he enters the ring.
Homicide charges at Kip. Kip picks him up over his head and drops him down with a press slam. Killings attacks Kip from behind. BG attacks Killings from behind. BG throws Killings threw the ropes and to the outside. BG follows Killings to the outside. Kip picks up Homicide and scoop slams him down to the mat. BG and Killings battle on the outside as Konnan comes down the ramp with a steel pipe. Waltman comes down the opposite ramp with a steel chair. Konnan hits BG in the back with the pipe. Kip grabs Homicide and puts him in a self choke from behind. Killings gets on the apron and gets the attention of the ref. Killings grabs the shirt of the ref to hold his attention. Waltman hits Killings in the back with the chair. Konnan slides into the ring with the pipe. Kip lifts Homicide for the Gun Slinger. Konnan hits Kip in the back of the head with the pipe as the ref turns around. Waltman slides in the ring and levels Konnan over the head with the chair. The ref calls for the bell.
Winners – Double DQ
After the match, Waltman lays into Konnan with the chair.
Tenay: And a measure of revenge for Waltman after what happened at Against All Odds.
::We return to see Shane Douglas with Alex Shelley::
Douglas: Alex Shelley, last week you and AJ Styles set a great pace until Elix Skipper came out and caused the disqualification giving AJ Styles the win and a shot at Samoa Joe.
Shelley: You’re kidding right Shane? AJ Styles is the number one contender? Shane Douglas, do you not remember when I beat AJ Styles on Primetime Impact? Do you not remember that I carried Samoa Joe to the match of his life? Shane Douglas, saying AJ Styles is the number 1 contender should be a federal crime here in Orlando. I had AJ Styles beat last week. I was just about to counter the pin by AJ with a Japanese armbar and he would have surely submitted.
::AJ Styles steps into the picture::
AJ: Alex, are you running your mouth again?
Shelley: AJ, you’re not allowed to talk until you buy me a new Shelley Cam since you broke my last one with your head.
::AJ pulls out a disposable camera::
Shelley: What in the hell is this?
AJ: It’s the new and improved Shelley Cam. See, you just wind this little thing up and click this button and you get a picture.
::Shelley grabs the camera, throws it on the ground, and steps on it::
Shelley: That’s what I think about your gift
AJ: Fine, but I’m not paying for that one.
::Shelley and AJ bicker back and forth until Don Callis and Elix Skipper step into the picture::
Callis: Gentlemen, calm down. It’s clear as day to see that Elix Skipper is more deserving than both of you combined. Alex, you lost to Samoa Joe at Against All Odds, get over it and AJ, you lose to Elix at Against All Odds, which means my client should get the next shot at Samoa Joe.
::Shelley, AJ, and Callis bicker until Eric Bischoff steps on screen::
Bischoff: All of you shut up now. You see, I’ve reviewed the resume of all 3 of you and I have come up with the following conclusion. At Destination X, Samoa Joe will defend the X Division Title against….Elix Skipper….Alex Shelley…AND…AJ Styles…IN AN UTLIMATE X MATCH!
::All 3 men smile as the scene fades out::
::We return to hear “Generation Next” play to a mixed reaction::
Tenay: Well folks are you ready for some X Division action?
Styles: And we’ve got two of the best here tonight, starting with this man, Austin Aries.
::Aries gets in the ring as “Lethal Injection” hits to a good reaction::
West: And his opponent is the young and talented Jay Lethal
Styles: And ever since Against All Odds, Christopher Daniels has taken this man under his wing and has become a mentor of sorts
::Lethal gets in the ring and plays to the crowd::
Austin Aries vs. Jay Lethal
Both men lock up to start. Aries quickly puts Lethal in a headlock. Aries applies pressure with the headlock. Lethal elbows Aries in the gut forcing him to break the headlock. Aries tries to run but Lethal grabs him by the hair and pulls him down. Lethal runs, bounces off the ropes, and goes for a quick elbow drop but Aries moves. Aries hits a quick elbow on Lethal. Aries comes back with a quick fist drop to the face of Lethal. Aries gets up and drops the pendulum elbow on Lethal. Aries makes a quick cover. 1…..Lethal kicks out. Aries gets up and Lethal gets up after him. Aries knocks Lethal down with a dropkick. Lethal gets back up and takes Aries down with a arm drag. Aries gets up and open hand chops Lethal. Lethal fire back with a chop of his own. They both trade open hand chops and chops in the middle of the ring. Lethal gets the better on Aries in the chop exchange. Lethal chops Aries all the way back to the ropes. Lethal shoots Aries into the ropes. Aries bounces off the ropes and runs into a dropkick by Lethal. Lethal makes a quick cover. 1…….Aries kicks out.
Tenay: Hot action here to start this match
Both men get up and Aries thumbs Lethal in the eye. Aries fires off a series of chops on Lethal. Aries kicks Lethal in the gut. Aries puts Lethal in a front face lock and then takes him up. Aries holds Lethal in the air for a few seconds before dropping him down with a vertical suplex. Aries floats over and into a cover. 1…….2.Lethal kicks out. Aries keeps Lethal grounded with a front face lock. Aries applies pressure with the front face lock. Lethal taps his foot to get the crowd behind him. Aries continues to wrench on the head of Lethal. Lethal gets to his knees. Aries continues to apply pressure on the head of Lethal. Lethal punches Aries in the gut from his knees. Lethal makes it up to his feet. Aries continues to wrench on the head of Lethal. Lethal picks up Aries and lifts him closer to the corner. Aries continues to wrench the head of Lethal. Lethal again lifts Aries up and drop him closer to the corner. Aries releases the front face lock, pounds on the back of Lethal, and puts the front face lock back on. Aries continues to wrench the head of Lethal. Lethal picks up Aries and gets him closer to the corner. Aries continues to apply pressure with the hold. Lethal picks up Aries and seats him on the top turnbuckle. Lethal shoves out of the front face lock and chops the seated Aries. Lethal climbs up to the top turnbuckle with Aries. Lethal punches the head of Aries and then sets him the way he wants. Lethal leaps, wraps his legs around the head of Aries, and goes for a supercanrana. Aries holds on to the ropes and Lethal goes crashing down to the mat. Lethal lands on his stomach near the ropes. Aries stands up on the top turnbuckle. Aries calls for the end. Aries leaps, spins, and connects with the 450 Splash on the back of Lethal. Aries clutches his stomach before turning Lethal over and making the cover. 1…….2…….3
Winner – Austin Aries
Tenay: Wow, what a match by those two men.
::We come back to see Eric Bischoff in his office when Rhino comes in::
Rhino: Bischoff, what the hell is up with Monty Brown getting a World Title Shot tonight? I beat him at Against All Odds, I should get a World Title Shot.
Bischoff: Rhino, calm down there big man. Monty Brown got this World Title shot because over the years, he has earned it. He was held down during the Zybsko era and nobody will be held down under my watch. Which is why I’m allowing you to pick the match for Destination X against Monty Brown. Chose wisely, you could be facing the World Champion.
Rhino: Well Bischoff, you won’t be seeing me or Monty next week, because we’ll be locked up in preparation for Monsters Ball at Destination X.
Bischoff: You what, I like that idea, but I’ve got a better one. How about You…Monty Brown…and…making his return to TNA…SABU! In Monsters Ball at Destination X. And while I’m standing here making matches, why not tack on Christopher Daniels and Jay Lethal against Austin Aries and Roderick Strong to the card. Now Rhino, enjoy the rest of the show.
::The scene fades out::
::We return to hear “Alpha Male” play to a chorus of boos. Monty Brown comes out and taunts the crowd as the boos grow louder::
Tenay: Well folks we just learned that this man, Monty Brown, along with Rhino, and a returning Sabu will compete in Monsters Ball at Destination X.
Styles: And if Monty Brown can win tonight, that match will be for the World Title.
::Brown gets in the ring as the countdown begins to a good reaction. The countdown ends at 0 and “Captain Charisma” plays to a huge reaction. Christian Cage turns around to the crowd with the World Title on as the crowd continues to cheer::
Tenay: And here comes the man that survived Full Metal Mayhem at Against All Odds. Here comes the NWA World Champion. Here comes Christian Cage.
Styles: And he’s got a tough test ahead of him tonight in Monty Brown.
West: You’re not kidding Joey Styles, Monty Brown is one hell of a first title defense.
::Christian gets in the ring and takes off the belt::
Monty Brown vs. Christian Cage
Brown attacks Christian as he takes the belt off. Brown continues to unload on Christian with a series of punches. Christian fires back with a series of punches. They each trade punches near the ropes. Christian gets the better of the punches. Christian punches Brown into the ropes. Christian goes to shoot Brown into the ropes but Brown reverses. Christian bounces off the ropes and Brown knocks him down with a clothesline. Brown stomps on Christian as he’s down. Brown picks up Christian and shoots him into the corner. Brown follows Christian in with a corner clothesline. Christian stumbles out of the corner. Brown shoves Christian back into the corner. Brown unloads on Christian with a series of knees to the gut. Christian reverses and puts Brown in the corner. Christian fires off a series of chops to the chest of Brown. Christian grabs Brown and seats him on the top turnbuckle. Christian punches Brown and then climbs to the middle turnbuckle. Christian punches Brown again before putting him in a front face lock. Christian takes Brown up and over with a middle rope superplex.
Tenay: Wow, what strength by Christian Cage. Well folks, don’t go anywhere because after this break, we will be back with the conclusion of this match.
We return to see Brown with a headlock on Christian
Styles: Well as we went to break, Christian Cage had the advantage but the momentum shifted when Monty Brown caught Christian with a low blow
Christian fights to his feet and punches Brown in the gut. Christian shoots Brown into the ropes. Brown bounces off the ropes and knocks Christian down with a shoulder block. Brown stomps on a fallen Christian. Brown picks up Christian and fires off a couple of punches. Brown shoots Christian off the ropes. Christian bounces off the ropes and goes for a cross body block. Brown catches Christian during the cross body block. Brown takes Christian up and puts him on his shoulders. Brown drops Christian down with the Alpha Bomb. Brown makes the cover on Christian. 1…….2……Christian kicks out at the last second. Brown gets up with a smile on his face. Brown goes over to the ropes and wipes the sweat off his forehead using the ropes.
Tenay: What cockiness shown by Monty Brown
Brown goes over and picks up Christian. Brown shoots Christian into the ropes. Brown bounces off the skewed ropes. Brown goes for The Pounce but Christian ducks. Brown flies over Christian and lands on the mat. Both men are down. The ref begins his 10 count. 1…….2…….3…Brown makes it to his feet and goes to pick up Christian. Christian catches Brown with a low blow. Christian gets to his feet and fires off a series of chops on Brown. Christian runs, bounces off the ropes, and goes for another cross body block. Brown catches Christian once again. Brown goes to lift Christian on his shoulder. Christian slips behind Brown. Christian grabs the arms of Brown and hooks them. Christian spins and drops Brown down with the Unprettier. Christian turns Brown over and makes the cover. 1…….2…….3
Winner – Christian Cage
Christian slowly gets to his feet and is handed the World Title. Christian raises the World Title above his head. Jeff Jarrett slides into the ring with the guitar behind Christian. Jarrett levels Christian over the head with the guitar as Christian turns around. Jarrett bends down and picks up the NWA World Title. Jarrett poses in the middle of the ring with the World Title.
My Comments: A little bit late but you can blame Hockey for that. Sorry, when the playoff race is heating up, I can’t turn away. Next post will be tomorrow (Sunday).