Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
March 11th 2006
TNA iMPACT! On Spike TV
“This Is TNA…The New Face In Professional Wrestling”
::A recap of past events play. Highlights include all of the feuds heading into Destination X::
::The Impact Opening Video plays::
::The camera cuts to the Impact Zone where pyro goes off and the crowd chants “TNA”::
Tenay: Welcome everyone to TNA Impact here on Spike TV.
West: Oh man Mike Tenay, what a show we have tonight as Eric Bischoff booked two PPV quality match ups here tonight.
Styles: That’s right, and lets waste no time with the action.
::”Backbreaker hits to a mixed reaction. Roderick Strong comes out and taunts the crowd::
Styles: Well here comes the Messiah Of The Backbreaker, here comes Roderick Strong.
Tenay: And it’s interesting to note that his tag team partner, Austin Aries defeated the partner and protégé of Christopher Daniels, Jay Lethal, last week here on Impact
::Strong gets in the ring as “Primetime” hits to a chorus off boos. Elix Skipper comes out with Don Callis by his side::
Tenay: And gentlemen, last week we learned that this man, Elix Skipper, will compete in an Ultimate X match for the X Division title at Destination X.
::Skipper gets in the ring as “Shell Shock” hits to a chorus of boos. Alex Shelley comes out with a new Shelley Cam::
Tenay: Well I guess Alex Shelley stopped off at Best Buy or Circuit City within the past week and picked up a new Shelley Cam
Styles: I kind of thought the Shelley Cam AJ gave him would work.
::Shelley sets up the Shelley Cam and then gets in the ring. “Fallen Angel” hits to a good reaction. Christopher Daniels steps into the arena and plays to the crowd::
Tenay: And you can expect this man to avenge the loss of his protégé last week
:: Daniels enters the ring as “I Am” hits to a huge reaction. AJ Styles comes out from under the pyro and plays to the crowd::
Styles: And here comes another participant in that Ultimate X match at Destination X. He’s the Phenomenal One, he’s AJ Styles.
Tenay: And in my mind, he’s the favorite in the Ultimate X match tomorrow night.
::AJ gets in the ring and talks things over with Daniels as “The Champ Is Here” hits to a mixed reaction. Samoa Joe enters the arena with the X Division Title around his waist::
Tenay: Boys, I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure if Daniels and AJ should fully trust Samoa Joe in this one.
Styles: I agree Mike Tenay, although you must remember Styles and Joe worked pretty well as a team on Primetime Impact.
::Joe gets in the ring and takes off the X Division title. Daniels and AJ continue to talk while Joe gets on the apron::
Roderick Strong, Alex Shelley, & Elix Skipper vs. Christopher Daniels, AJ Styles, & Samoa Joe
Daniels and Skipper start things off. They lock up in the middle of the ring. Skipper quickly goes behind Daniels and puts him in a waist lock. Daniels spins out and drops Skipper down with a drop toe hold. Daniels jumps over Skipper and quickly puts him in a headlock. Skipper gets up to his feet and punches Daniels in the gut. Skipper pushes Daniels off the headlock and into the ropes. Daniels bounces off the ropes and AJ makes a blind tag. Skipper goes for a clothesline but Daniels ducks. Daniels bounces off the ropes and Skipper turns around. AJ springboards off the ropes and catches Skipper with a springboard forearm in the back of the head. Skipper stumbles forward and Daniels takes him down with an STO. Daniels leaves the ring as AJ picks up Skipper. AJ fires off a series of forearms to the face of Skipper. AJ goes to shoot Skipper into the ropes but Skipper reverses. AJ bounces off the ropes and it caught with a knee to the back by Strong. AJ stumbles forward and runs into a shining wizard by Skipper. Skipper gets up and makes the tag to Strong. Strong comes in and stomps on AJ as he is down. Strong picks up AJ and fires off a series of chops. AJ fires back with a series of chops. Strong thumbs AJ in the eye. Strong pushes AJ into the heel corner. Strong scoops up AJ and puts him in a tree of woe. Shelley drops off the apron, grabs the head of AJ from under the bottom ropes, and yanks back. Strong chops the exposes chest and stomach of AJ. Strong takes AJ down from the tree of woe as Shelley gets back on the apron. Strong makes the tag to Shelley. Shelley comes in and stomps on the fallen AJ. Shelley picks up AJ and scoop slams him down in the middle of the ring. Shelley rolls AJ over and puts him in a camel clutch. Shelley grabs the nose of AJ and wrenches back on it. Shelley leaps up and comes down looking to squash AJ. AJ rolls over and gets his knees up. The knees of AJ go into the crotch of Shelley. AJ rolls to his corner and makes the tag to Joe. Joe comes in as Shelley gets up. Shelley spots Joe, stumbles backwards, falls down, and begs off. Shelley hurries to his corner and tags in Skipper.
Tenay: Alex Shelley wants no part of Samoa Joe in this one.
Skipper comes in and starts off by firing chops and forearms on Joe. Joe fires back with a series of chops. Skipper comes back with side kicks to the legs of Joe. Skipper tries to shoot Joe into the corner but Joe reverses. Skipper jumps to the middle turnbuckle and then to the top turnbuckle. Skipper leaps, flips, and goes for a moonsault. Joe walks away and Skipper crashes down to the mat on his stomach. Joe runs, bounces off the ropes, leaps, and connects with a senton splash on the back of Skipper.
Styles: Folks don’t go anywhere; we will be back with the conclusion of this match.
We return to see Strong sitting in the corner. Joe uses his boot to rake the face of Strong. Joe rakes the face of Strong again. Joe backs up, charges, and kicks the face of Strong. Joe rakes the face of Strong once again. Joe backs up again. Shelley swings at Joe and slaps him in the back of the head. Joe turns around and slaps Shelley off the apron. Joe turns around and focuses back on Strong. Joe charges at Strong and kicks him in the face. Joe slaps AJ on the chest indicating a tag. AJ gets in and grabs the feet off the sitting Strong. AJ lifts Strong up, pulls him forward, and Strong drops down on the mat. AJ picks Strong up to his feet. AJ fires off a series of forearms to the face of Strong. AJ shoots Strong into the ropes. Strong bounces off the ropes. AJ picks up Strong for a flapjack. On the way down, AJ dropkicks Strong in the stomach. AJ makes a quick cover on Strong. 1…….2…..Strong kicks out. AJ picks up Strong and drags him to the face corner. AJ tags in Daniels. Daniels comes in and fires off a series of forearms to the face of Strong. Daniels scoops up Strong. Strong escapes the scoop and slips behind the back of Daniels. Strong grabs the head of Daniels, drops back, and gets his knees up. The back of Daniels crashes down on the knees of Strong.
Tenay: Great escape by the Messiah Of The Backbreaker, Roderick Strong
Both men are down in the middle of the ring. The ref begins his 10 count. 1…….2…….3…….4…..Both men crawl to their corners. Strong makes the tag to Skipper. Daniels makes the tag to AJ. AJ comes in and meets Skipper in the middle of the ring with a forearm. Skipper fires back with a kick to the leg. AJ fires back with a kick to the leg of Skipper. Skipper fires back with a chop. AJ and Skipper trade chops, forearms, and kicks. AJ gets the better of the exchange and fires off a series of forearms. AJ shoots Skipper into the ropes, Skipper bounces off the ropes and goes for a cross body. AJ leaps as well and both men hit a cross body. Each man goes hard down to the mat. The ref begins his 10 count. 1…….2…….3……Skipper crawls to his corner and tags in Shelley. AJ crawls to his corner and tags in Joe. Shelley gets in and sees Joe get in. Shelley attacks Joe right as he gets in the ring. Shelley fires off a series of forearms to the back of Joe. Joe stands up right and Shelley fires off a series of chops. Joe fires back with a series of chops. Strong gets in the ring. Strong charges at the chop fest, Shelley ducks, Strong goes for a clothesline but Joe ducks. Strong continues to run and Daniels shoulders him in the gut through the ropes. Daniels gets in the ring and throws Strong to the outside through the ropes. Daniels follows Strong to the outside where both men battle. Shelley and Joe continue their chop exchange, they’ve now switched positions with Joe’s back facing Skipper. Skipper comes in and attacks Joe from behind. Joe fights off Skipper with a back elbow. Skipper rolls to the outside. Joe continues to chop Shelley. AJ uses the ropes at a springboard. AJ goes for a springboard elbow on Shelley. A chop by Joe knocks Shelley down. AJ connects with a springboard elbow to the face of Joe. AJ looks at who he just hit. AJ turns around as Shelley gets up. Shelley clutches AJ and leans forward. Shelley rocks back but AJ shoves him off. AJ kicks Shelley in the gut doubling him over. AJ stuffs Shelley between his legs, lifts him up, puts his legs over the arms of Shelley, and drops him down with the Styles Clash. Skipper looks to get in the ring to save Shelley but Callis tells him no. AJ rolls over indicating a pin. 1…….2……3
Winners – AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, & Samoa Joe
Styles: What a huge momentum boost for AJ Styles heading into Ultimate X.
After the match, Skipper and Callis leave as Strong and Daniels battle up the ramp until security breaks them up. Joe gets up as AJ is celebrating. AJ tries to explain what happened. Joe nods his head and agrees with AJ. AJ extends his hand to Joe. Joe grabs the hand of AJ, pulls him in, and knocks him down with a clothesline.
Tenay: Now what the hell is this?
Joe kicks AJ while he is down. Joe picks up AJ and forearms him into the corner. Joe picks up AJ and seats him on the top rope. Joe puts AJ on his shoulders and carries him out of the corner. Joe drops AJ down with the Muscle Buster. Joe gets up and looks at AJ as the scene fades.
::We return to see Shane Douglas standing with Shane Michaels, Traci, and Lance Hoyt::
Douglas: Shane Michaels, tomorrow night at Destination X, you take on Chris Sabin in what some are calling the biggest match in your career. How do you feel heading into the Iron Man Match?
Michaels: Shane Douglas, clearly you haven’t competed on such a big stage and I can only TEACH you so much. See Shane, when you’re used the big stage like myself, it becomes just another match. This match is no better or bigger than the jobber I wrestled last night. I haven’t adjusted my schedule one bit. This is just another 30 minute match, in the career of Shane Michaels. While Chris Sabin is probably antsy about getting in the ring with a legend such as myself, I’m cool, calm, and collected. Right now, nothing can rattle me. I’ve got the big man Lance Hoyt and the hottest woman in the world Traci watching my back. Shane Douglas, maybe you should ask Chris Sabin how he feels about our match tomorrow night, because I’m feeling like a Hulk Hogan paycheck right now…and not the SummerSlam paycheck.
::Chris Sabin steps into the picture::
Sabin: How do I feel about our match? I feel…why wait until tomorrow night?
::Sabin punches Michaels. Michaels fires back with a punch of his own. Both men brawl until Hoyt and others pull both men apart. The camera cuts to Jeremy Borash who is in the locker room of AMW. AMW is sitting on the couch, drinking beer::
Borash: Chris Harris, James Storm, tomorrow night at Destination X, you take on Team 3-D for the NWA Tag Team Titles.
Harris: Borash, how many times have we been through this? How many times have we beaten the living hell out of Team 3-D. You know, those boys got some thick heads to keep coming back and taking the ass kicking we hand out. Tomorrow night, we will deliver some justice, AMW style. We will send Team 3-D back where they belong, on the shelf with no further plans.
Storm: Team 3-D….sorry ‘bout your damn luck boys.
::We return to see a triple split screen. The split screens show Rhino, Monty Brown, and Sabu sitting in a dark room. Each man is in a straight jacket::
Styles: Folks what you are seeing is the three participants in tomorrow nights Monsters Ball. Each man has been locked up since earlier tonight and they have all gone without food or water during that time period. Tomorrow night they will be released and will take out their pent up aggression on each other.
::The camera cuts to Christian Cage who is standing backstage by himself::
Christian: Apparently, Shane Michaels sent Shane Douglas home crying, so I will conduct this interview by myself.
::Christian steps to the left::
Christian: Christian Cage, tomorrow night you team with your long time friend and fellow Canadian, Chris Jericho. You guys will take on the tough task of Jeff Jarrett and Abyss. How do you feeling heading into Destination X?
::Christian steps to his right::
Christian: Well Christian, this match is just like any other match in my career. The only difference is, I finally head into the Main Event with a World Title around my waist. Which means, I’m the main target in the ring. I know that Jeff Jarrett and Abyss will be gunning for me tomorrow night. I know that whoever records the pinfall, gets a shot at my belt at Lockdown. I know what I’m up against, I just hope they know what they’re up against.
::Christian steps to his left::
Christian: What do you mean?
::Christian steps to his right::
Christian: See, Jeff Jarrett and Abyss are up against a bond stronger than a tag team. Chris Jericho and myself go way back like two flats on a 1988 Cadillac. Jeff Jarrett and Abyss are up against Christian & Chris, The Canadian Connection, Double C, Two of the best in the world, whatever you want to call us, we know that we can overcome Abyss and Jarrett. And after this commercial break, Chris Jericho will give you a preview, of what you will see tomorrow night.
::Christian steps to his left::
Christian: BECAUSE THAT’S…..HOW WE ROLL
::Christian steps to his right::
Christian: Don’t ever steal my line again.
::We return to hear “Black Hole” play to a chorus of boos. Abyss comes out with Jim Mitchell by his side::
Tenay: Well folks it’s time for the TNA Impact Main Event and what a match we have in store for you tonight.
West: That’s right Tenay, Eric Bischoff is delivering another PPV Quality match here on Impact.
::Abyss gets in the ring as “What About Me?” hits to a chorus of boos::
Tenay: And here comes the man that has played mind game of sorts with his opponent tomorrow night at Destination X
Styles: And he still feels that he is over-looked in the NWA World Title scene.
::Raven gets in the ring as the lights flicker. Thunder effect play followed by “Crow” to a huge pop::
West: And here comes Raven’s opponent tomorrow night, here comes the man they call Sting.
Tenay: But guys, where is Sting?
::The lights go out. A HUGE explosion of pyro followed by “Break The Walls Down” hits. The pyro sends the lights back on and we see Sting standing behind Abyss and Raven::
Abyss & Raven vs. Sting & Chris Jericho
Raven turns around and Sting unloads on him with a series of punches and backhand chops. Abyss gets out of the ring as Chris Jericho runs down the ramp. Abyss meets Jericho half way and they trade punches in the middle of the ramp. Sting shoots Raven into the ropes. Raven bounces off the ropes, Sting lowers his head and takes Raven over with a back body drop. Jericho and Abyss continue to trade punches moving up the ramp. Raven gets up and Sting fires off a series of backhand chops. Sting scoops up Raven and slams him down to the mat. Sting grabs the legs of Raven and puts his leg in between. Raven realizes the position he is in and scatters away to the ropes. Abyss and Jericho battle at the top of the ramp now. Abyss connects with a head butt on Jericho. Abyss backs Jericho up to the edge of the ramp with punches. Abyss takes Jericho and throws him off the ramp and onto the floor. The ribs of Jericho crash on the railing on the floor.
Styles: Oh my God. Abyss just tried to splatter Chris Jericho on the floor.
In the ring, Sting connects with a dropkick on Raven. Abyss begins walking down the ramp and back down to the ring. Sting picks up Raven and shoots him into the corner. Sting backs up to the opposite corner. Sting charges at Raven, leaps, and connects with a Stinger Splash. Raven stumbles out of the corner. Sting runs, bounces off the ropes, and takes Raven down with a one handed face crusher. Abyss gets in the ring and attacks Sting as he gets up. Abyss scoops up Sting and slams him down to the mat. The ref tries to tell Abyss to leave the ring but Abyss scares him off.
Tenay: Folks, we’ll try to sort out this match after the break.
We return to see Abyss stomping on a fallen Sting.
Styles: During the break, Chris Jericho was carted out of here on a stretcher. He was holding his ribs and having trouble breathing. We will try and update you on the condition of Chris Jericho before the end of Impact.
Abyss continues to stomp on a fallen Sting. Abyss picks up Sting and throws him into the heel corner. Abyss chokes Sting with two hands in the heel corner. The ref warns Abyss. Abyss breaks the choke and scares off the ref. Abyss makes the tag to Raven. Raven comes in and kicks Sting in the corner. Raven pulls Sting out of the corner. Abyss steps back into the ring. Raven shoots Sting into the ropes. Sting bounces off the ropes and gets taken down with a drop toe hold. Abyss bounces off the ropes, leaps, and connects with a splash on the back of Sting. Raven gets up and puts the ankle lock on Sting as Abyss leaves the ring. Raven twists the ankle of Sting and yells at him to tap out. Sting tries to crawl to the ropes. Raven continues to apply pressure to the ankle of Sting. Sting crawls closer to the ropes. Raven twists on the ankle. Sting rolls through the ankle lock sending Raven between the ropes and to the outside.
West: What a counter by Sting.
Sting crawls to his corner looking for a tag but no one is in the corner. Raven gets back in the ring, drags Sting to the middle of the ring, and tags in Abyss. Abyss comes in and picks up Sting. Abyss clubs the head of Sting with a over head chop. Abyss shoots Sting into the corner. Abyss follows Sting in with a corner clothesline. Abyss shoots Sting to the opposite corner. Abyss charges at Sting and goes for a running avalanche but Sting moves. Abyss stumbles backwards out of the corner and Sting takes him down with a clothesline. Both men are down on the mat. The ref begins his 10 count. 1…….2……..3…….4….Abyss crawls to his corner. Sting begins to crawl to his empty corner. Christian Cage runs down the ramp in a shirt and jeans and leaps onto the apron in Stings corner.
Tenay: CHRISTIAN CAGE!!!!! Christian Cage has come to save Sting.
Sting crawls to the corner and makes the tag to Christian. Abyss makes the tag to Raven. Christian knocks down Raven with a punch in the middle of the ring. Raven gets up and Christian takes him down with a scoop slam. Raven gets back up and Christian dropkicks him into the ropes. Sting gets up, hobbles to Raven, and clotheslines him to the outside. The momentum carries Sting over the top with Raven. Christian fires off a series of punches on Abyss. Jeff Jarrett comes down the ramp with a guitar in hand. Christian continues to fire off a series of punches on Abyss. Mitchell gets on the apron and distracts the ref. Christian runs and bounces off the ropes. As he bounces off the ropes, Jarrett hits him with the guitar in the back of the head. Christian stumbles forward and Abyss catches him with the Black Hole Slam. Mitchell gets off the apron. Abyss covers Christian. 1…….2…….3
Winners – Abyss & Raven
West: Damnit, Abyss and Raven stole the victory thanks to Jeff Jarrett.
After the match, Jarrett gets in the ring with Mitchell. Jarrett, Mitchell, and Abyss pose over the body of Christian as the scene fades.