Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
March 15th 2006
TNA iMPACT! On SpikeTV
“This Is TNA…The New Face In Professional Wrestling”
::A video plays recapping Destination X. Highlights from all matches are included and the video ends with Jarrett posing with the NWA World Title::
::The Impact Opening Video plays::
::The camera goes to the Impact Zone where pyro goes off and the fans are chanting “TNA”::
Tenay: Folks welcome to TNA Impact on SpikeTV and boys, what do you think of the Wednesday night move?
West: Oh Tenay it’s great, back to the roots of TNA in the Asylum.
::”My World” hits to a chorus of boos. Jeff Jarrett, Abyss, and Jim Mitchell step in to the arena. Jarrett has a huge smile on his face as he makes his way down the ramp::
Tenay: Well here comes the winning team in the Main Event at Destination X and I would presume that Abyss is here to hand his title shot over to Jeff Jarrett.
Styles: Which should be illegal as Abyss got the pin and NOT Jeff Jarrett last night.
::Borash hands Jarrett a mic as everyone gets in the ring::
Jarrett: Ha Ha Ha. Christian Cage and Chris Jericho went into the Main Event on Sunday telling jokes, laughing it up, playing with each other, and a combined unit. They came out of the Main Event, losers. Christian Cage, at Lockdown, I once again become the king of the mountain. Abyss, Jim Mitchell, I thank you both for your hard work and dedication to Planet Jarrett and when I defeat Christian Cage at Lockdown, Abyss, you will be the first man to face me for the NWA World Title.
::Jarrett and Mitchell shake hands as “I’m Back” hits to a mixed reaction. Eric Bischoff steps onto the top of the ramp with a mic in hand::
Bischoff: Jeff Jarrett, I don’t know why you think you’re facing Christian Cage at Lockdown. As I remember, I said whoever won the match for his team, would face Christian Cage. Abyss pinned Chris Jericho, not you.
Jarrett: Maybe you still have some garbage stuck in your ears due to your last appearance up north, but did you not hear when I stated that Abyss would hand over his title shot if he won? Well he won and handed over his title shot. Do you understand that?
Bischoff: I understand it, but that doesn’t mean it’s happening. You see Jeff, if I break the rules for you, I have to break the rules for everyone, and we all know that I’m not a rule breaker. Instead Jeff, it will be Abyss taking on Christian Cage for the NWA World Title at Lockdown. As for you, well since I like you so much, I thought I would give you a special match. But I’m not going to announce that match tonight, oh no, you’ll have to wait until next week to hear what I have planned for you. So sweat it out, call your sources to see if they have any information, check the internet, do what you have to do to find out what I have in store for you. But just be prepared for…war…at Lockdown.
::”I’m Back” hits as Jarrett is visibly upset in the ring. The scene fades out::
::We return to see Aries, Strong, and The Outlaws already in the ring::
Austin Aries & Roderick Strong vs. The Outlaws
Aries and Kip start things out. They lock up in the center of the ring. Kip uses his power to shove Aries down to the mat. Aries gets back up and they lock up again. Kip once again uses his power to shove Aries to the mat. Aries gets back up and they look to lock up again. Aries ducks under the arms of Kip and puts him in a waist lock. Aries tries to take Kip over with a german suplex but Kip blocks it. Strong gets in the ring and runs at kick. Strong leaps and connects with a leaping side kick. Aries takes Kip over with a german suplex. Aries bridges up for the cover. 1…….BG comes in and breaks up the fall. Strong attacks BG and knocks him out of the ring. Aries picks up Kip and shoots him into the ropes. Kip bounces off the ropes and Strong takes him down with a drop toe hold. Aries swings his arms and drops the pendulum elbow on the back of Kip. Strong turns the drop toe hold into an STF on Kip. Aries runs, bounces off the ropes, and connects with a dropkick to the face of Kip. Strong releases the STF. Aries rolls Kip over and makes the cover. 1…….2…..BG grabs the leg of Aries and pull him to the outside. BG unloads with a series of punches on Aries on the outside. Strong puts hits knees on the back of Kip, lifts him in the air, and puts him in the strong bow. Strong bends the body of Kip across his knees. BG slides in the ring and breaks up the submission hold. Aries gets up on the ring apron. BG turns around and Aries shoulders him through the ropes. Aries leaps over the ropes and BG. Aries tries to take BG over with a sun set flip but BG grabs the top rope. Strong dropkicks BG in the back. The best of BG bounces off the ropes and slingshots him into the pin by Aries. Aries rolls BG through and BG gets up to his feet. Strong grabs BG with a waist lock. Aries gets up and clutches BG. Strong takes BG over with a german suplex as Aries connects with an STO.
Tenay: I don’t know what has gotten into Austin Aries and Roderick Strong but they look like a completely new team as they are just dominating The Outlaws.
Aries picks up Kip and tosses him to the outside. Aries gets on the apron and back into his corner. Strong picks up BG and scoop slams him down to the mat. Strong turns BG over on his stomach and puts him in a camel clutch. Aries enters the ring, runs, and connects with a dropkick to the face of BG. Strong turns the camel clutch into the coquina clutch. Aries gets back on the apron. Aries uses the top rope as a sling shot. Aries connects with a sling shot body splash on BG. Kip gets back on the apron. Aries charges at Kip and knocks him off the apron with a forearm. Kip crashes hard into the railing on the outside. Strong releases the clutch, gets up, and picks up BG. Strong stuffs BG between his legs. Strong lifts BG and drops him with a powerbomb onto the knee of Aries. Strong keeps the legs of BG hooked in. Strong turns BG over and locks him in with the Strong Hold. Aries quickly goes to the top turnbuckle. Aries leaps and connects with a diving head butt on the shoulder of BG. BG taps out to the Strong Hold.
Winners – Austin Aries & Roderick Strong
Tenay: I don’t know what the hell has gotten into Aries and Strong, but they have seemed like a new team in the past two matches.
After the match, Jerry Lynn walks onto the ramp and applauds the effort of Aries and Strong. He nods his head in approval.
Styles: That just might be your answer.
::We return to see Jay Lethal and Christopher Daniels in the locker room::
Daniels: Kid, just get over it. It’s not how many times you lose, it’s how many times you come back from a loss and continue to compete. Now next week I asked Eric Bischoff if we could take on The New Crew and he agreed. So by next week, your attitude better change from depressed to ass kicking, understand?
Lethal: I just feel like I let the team down. If I had held on for 1 more second, we would have won.
Daniels: Don’t worry about it ok? Your attitude better change by next week or we are going to continue to lose. You have to have a winning mentality, trust me, I am the longest reigning X Division champion because I knew that I would win each and every match.
Lethal: Next week, I’ll be ready.
Daniels: That’s what I like to hear.
::The scene cuts to Shane Douglas in the back with Shane Michaels, Traci, and Lance Hoyt::
Douglas: Shane Michaels, at Destination X you outlasted Chris Sabin 2 to 1 in a 30 minute Iron Man Match.
Michaels: Whoa whoa whoa there Shane Douglas. Outlasted? I could have lasted another 3 hours against Chris Sabin but he was clearly beat after 30 minutes. See Shane, I did exactly what I said I was going to do at Destination X. I proved to everyone that I was the showstopper, the icon, the main event. But Destination X is in the past and Lockdown is the future. You see, my uncle won the first ever Hell In A Cell Match when he defeated some no selling dead guy. Well at Lockdown, I will master the 6 Sides Of Steel. Since TNA is afraid of what I might do to a man in a true Hell In A Cell match, they are sticking me in a regular 6 Sides Of Steel Match. But whatever, I’ll handle whatever TNA throws at me.
Douglas: Well Shane, rumor has it that Eric Bischoff is bringing in a hardcore icon for your match at Lockdown.
Michaels: A hardcore icon? Like who? The drunken Sandman or the book writing Foley? How about you Shane Douglas, weren’t you a former ECW World Champion?
Douglas: Well you know The Franchise…
Michaels: …You’re not the Franchise of anything. You’ve worked in every company possible and never got past the mid card, and trust me when I tell you; the main event in ECW was the mid card. As I was saying, let TNA bring in a Hardcore Icon, I’ll destroy him and send him back to the unemployment line. Lets go guys.
::Michaels, Traci, and Hoyt walk off camera as the scene fades::
::We return to see Sonjay Dutt already in the ring as “Shell Shock” hits to a chorus of boos. Alex Shelley steps into the arena with the X Division title around his waist and the Shelley Cam::
Tenay: Well here comes the new X Division Champion Alex Shelley and boys, I know he worked hard for that belt but many are questioning his win.
Styles: That’s right Tenay, he didn’t win the belt by scaling the X Wires, he climbed a ladder to take the belt from Samoa Joe.
::Shelley sets up the Shelley Cam then gets in the ring. Shelley takes off the X Division title and hands it to an outside worker::
X Division Title Match: Alex Shelley © vs. Sonjay Dutt
Shelley and Dutt lock up to start. Shelley quickly goes behind Dutt with a waist lock. Shelley runs Dutt into the ropes. Dutt grabs the ropes and shakes Shelley off of him. Shelley rolls backwards and gets up. Dutt charges at Shelley. Shelley side steps Dutt and Dutt continues to run. Dutt bounces off the ropes. Dutt charges at Shelley but Shelley quickly trips him up with his arm. Shelley makes a quick cover. Dutt bridges out and both men get to their feet. Dutt fires off a punch on Shelley. Shelley fires back with a chop. Dutt fires off a series of punches on Shelley. Dutt shoots Shelley into the ropes. Shelley bounces off the ropes and Dutt takes him over with a tilt o whirl backbreaker. Dutt makes a quick cover on Shelley. 1…..Shelley kicks out. Dutt runs, bounces off the ropes, and connects with a quick elbow drop on Shelley. Dutt gets up and picks up Shelley. Dutt scoops up Shelley and slams him down to the mat. Dutt runs, bounces off the ropes, and connects with the sprinkler elbow drop on Shelley. Dutt makes another cover on Shelley. 1…….2.Shelley kicks out. Dutt gets up and picks up Shelley. Dutt shoots Shelley into the ropes and follows him in with a corner clothesline. Shelley stumbles out of the corner as Dutt climbs to the middle turnbuckle. Dutt leaps and connects with a dropkick to the back of Shelley. Shelley falls face first to the mat. Dutt gets up and locks his feet in with the feet of Shelley. Dutt slaps the sides of Shelley forcing him to get his arms up. Dutt grabs the arms of Shelley and leans back. Dutt lays on his back and puts Shelley in a Mexican surfboard. Dutt stretches the back of Shelley with the hold.
Tenay: Alex Shelley is not looking good in his first title defense
Styles: Well you must remember Mike Tenay that Shelley was involved in a hellacious Ultimate X Match this past Sunday.
Dutt continues to stretch Shelley with the hold. Shelley refuses to give up to the hold. Dutt releases the hold on Shelley. Shelley falls down to the mat and Dutt makes a cover. 1……..2…Shelley kicks out. Dutt picks up Shelley and shoots him into the ropes. Dutt charges in after Shelley. Shelley moves and Dutt crashes chest first into the turnbuckle. Shelley rolls up Dutt with a school boy and grabs the tights. 1……..2….Dutt kicks out. Shelley gets up and stomps away on Dutt. Shelley picks up Dutt and throws him into the corner. Shelley fires off a series of chops on Dutt. Shelley climbs up to the middle turnbuckle and fires off a series of punches on Dutt. Shelley ends the punch combo by biting the forehead of Dutt. Shelley climbs down from the middle turnbuckle and pulls Dutt out of the corner. Shelley clutches the side of Dutt. Shelley picks up Dutt and drops him down with a side suplex. Shelley rolls backwards and into a cover on Dutt. 1…….…2….Dutt kicks out. Shelley gets up and picks up Dutt. Shelley fires off a series of forearms to the face of Dutt. Shelley goes to shoot Dutt into the ropes but Dutt reverses. Shelley bounces off the ropes and Dutt knocks him down with a dropkick. Dutt picks up Shelley and twists his arm. Dutt drags Shelley to the corner. Dutt climbs up to the top turnbuckle. Dutt scales the top rope still holding on to the arm of Shelley. Dutt leaps and connects with The Sprinkler on Shelley. Dutt makes the quick cover on Shelley. 1……..2….Shelley kicks out. Dutt stomps on the fallen Shelley. Dutt picks up Shelley to his feet. Dutt scoop slams Shelley down to the mat. Dutt climbs out onto the apron. Dutt waits as Shelley stumbles up to his feet. Dutt leaps and uses the top rope as a springboard. Dutt goes for a springboard clothesline on Shelley. Shelley clutches Dutt and quickly drops back with the Shell Shock. Shelley makes the cover on Dutt. 1…….2…….3.
Winner – Still X Division Champion, Alex Shelley
::We return to see Shane Douglas with Team 3-D and Stacy Keibler::
Douglas: This past Sunday at Destination X, Team 3-D finally captured the one belt missing from their collection in tag team history.
Ray: That’s right Shane Douglas, the stars are aligning in TNA. Team 3-D finally got what they deserved and Stacy Keibler is back as the Duchess Of Dud…
Devon: ….Hold there Ray, you can’t say that word or you know who will bust out the legal action. Remember, there are no more Dudl…
Ray: Whoa whoa whoa, if I can’t say it, you can’t say it. AMW, you boys walked into Destination X with your cocky attitude and your asian whore thinking we would be just another team in the loss column on your record. You boys figured you would once again cheat your way to victory and reclaim the NWA World Tag Team Titles. Well you under-estimated our biggest asset….our brains. Just because I st….st….st….stuttered for half my career, doesn’t mean I’m completely retarded. See, we knew that you guys would try to cheat us out of the belts, so we had back up plan. We brought out in a good friend of ours and the longest legs in the wrestling business.
::AMW and Gail Kim walk into the scene::
Harris: Boys, I give you some credit, you’re not as dumb as you act or look. But make no mistake about it, you’re just holding onto those belts because we got tired of lugging them around, just like we were tired of carrying you two fat asses at Destination X. We talked to Eric Bischoff and he told us that he would invoke our rematch clause at Lockdown if we defeated The Naturals next week. So start preparing now because we are going to walk….no, dance through the Naturals like that little pop star danced through Stacy.
Storm: At Lockdown Team 3-D, sorry ‘bout your damn luck.
::The scene cuts to the Impact Zone where “Black Hole” hits to a chorus of boos. Abyss walks out with Jim Mitchell::
Tenay: Well folks it’s time for our main event and a revenge match of sorts for Chris Jericho.
West: That’s right Tenay at Destination X, Jericho lost the match for his team against this man, the man that will face Christian Cage at Lockdown, Abyss.
::Abyss gets into the ring as the lights go out in the arena. BOOM! “Break The Walls Down” hits to a huge reaction. Chris Jericho steps into the arena with his ribs still bandaged up::
Tenay: Well here comes a still less than 100 percent Chris Jericho
Styles: And folks don’t go anywhere because we be right back with our main event.
Abyss vs. Chris Jericho
We return to see Jericho and Abyss slugging it out in the middle of the ring.
Tenay: Well during the break this match started and it was a brawl from the very start as Abyss attacked Jericho before he even got in the ring.
Jericho and Abyss continue to trade punches in the middle of the ring. Jericho gains the advantage and backs up Abyss with a series of punches. Jericho clotheslines Abyss over the top rope and to the outside. The momentum carries Jericho over with Abyss. Jericho mounts Abyss and starts firing off a series of punches to his head. Mitchell sneaks up behind Jericho with his cane. Jericho turns around and sees Mitchell. Mitchell drops the cane and runs from Jericho. Jericho begins chasing Mitchell but stops and turns his attention back to Abyss. Jericho walks over and picks up the cane. Abyss gets up to his feet. Jericho levels Abyss with the cane in the stomach. Jericho then breaks the cane on the back of Abyss. Jericho stomps on the fallen Abyss. Jericho picks up Abyss and shoots him into the guardrail. Abyss goes back first into the railing. Jericho grabs a sign that says “iMPACT! Is Jericho”. Jericho then grabs a chair from the same fan. Jericho places the sign in the chair and level Abyss over with head with the chair. Jericho hands the chair and the sign back to the fan. Jericho slides into the ring and plays to the crowd as Abyss slowly gets up on the outside. Abyss climbs up onto the ring apron. Jericho runs, springs off the middle turnbuckle, and connects with a dropkick on Abyss that sends him back to the outside. Jericho gets up and continues to play to the crowd. Jericho asks for a mic. Borash hands him a mic from the outside.
Tenay: What the hell he is doing?
Jericho: WELCOME TO…IMPACT IS JERICHO!!!!!!
The crowd cheers and starts chanting “Y2J”
Jericho: Now since I am the king of multi-tasking I figured why not beat the living hell out of Abyss, cut a promo, and entertain everyone at this arena and watching at home, all at the same time. Jeff Jarrett, I won’t make you wait until next week for the big announcement.
Abyss slowly climbs back up to the ring apron.
Jericho: At Lockdown it will be…hold on….
Jericho smashes the mic into the head of Abyss causing him to fall back down to the floor.
Jericho: As I was saying, At Lockdown it will be your team, team Jeff Jackoffs, against my team, team Ayatollah Of Rock…N…ROLLA! In a little match that the fat man used to call…WAR GAMES!!!!! But see Jeff, this isn’t going to be held in one ring.
Abyss gets back up on the apron.
Jericho smashes the mic over the head of Abyss once again. Abyss slumps back to the outside.
Jericho: No, you see, for the entire night at Lockdown there will be two rings but only one will contain a cage. And after Christian Cage defends his NWA Title against the freak on the outside, we will take the cage down, and lower a larger cage over the two rings. So Jeff, get your team together because I already have mine.
Jarrett runs out from the back. Jarrett runs down the ramp and slides in the ring. Jarrett gets up and is met with a punch from Jericho. Jarrett and Jericho trade punches in the middle of the ring. Abyss slides in the ring and attacks Jericho from behind. Abyss and Jarrett stomp on the fallen Jericho as the ref signals for the bell.
Winner – Chris Jericho
Jarrett and Abyss continue to stomp on the bandaged ribs of Jericho. Christian runs out of from the back. Christian runs down the ramp and slides in the ring as Jarrett and Abyss bail out of the ring. Christian checks on Jericho as the scene fades out.