Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
March 22nd 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 pry goes off and the fans are chanting “TNA”::
Tenay: Welcome everyone to TNA Impact, here on SpikeTV. Guys, we’ve got a huge show planned for tonight so lets head straight to the ring.
::”Gang Warfare” hits to a chorus of boos. The New Crew comes through out and taunts the crowd to more boos::
Tenay: Well here come the victors of the Parking Lot Brawl at Destination X after Homicide nearly killed Sean Waltman in the match.
Styles: And Mike Tenay, I talked to The Outlaws today and they said that Waltman was recovering well but it could be awhile before we see him in TNA again.
::Killings and Homicide enter the ring as “Fallen Angel” hits to a good reaction. Christopher Daniels and Jay Lethal step into the arena and the reaction grows larger::
Tenay: And here comes a team that was defeated at Destination X as Jay Lethal submitted just before the three count.
West: And after last week, what’s the mind set of Jay Lethal heading into this match?
::Lethal and Daniels get in the ring. Daniels gives Lethal a pep talk as Lethal gets on the apron::
The New Crew vs. Jay Lethal & Christopher Daniels
Daniels and Killings start things out. Killings wastes no time with Daniels and opens him up with a punch. Daniels fires back with a series of chops. Killings and Daniels trade punches and chops in the middle of the ring. Daniels ducks a punch by Killings, clutches him from the side, and takes him over with a side suplex. Daniels rolls over, grabs the arm of Killings, and drags him to his feet. Daniels wrenches on the arm of Killings. Daniels drags Killings to the face corner and tags in Lethal. Lethal comes in and Daniels hands him the arm of Killings. Lethal wrenches on the arm of Killings. Lethal shoots Killings into the ropes. Killings bounces off the ropes and is met with a dropkick from Lethal. Lethal gets up and is fired up. Killings gets up and Lethal fires off a series of punches. Lethal shoot Killings into the corner and follows him in with a corner clothesline. Killings stumbles out of the corner. Lethal clutches Killings from the side and takes him over with a side suplex. Lethal rolls over and makes the cover on Killings. 1…….Killings kicks out. Lethal picks up Killings and shoots him into the face corner. Lethal makes the tag to Daniels. Daniels comes in and forearms Killings in the face. Daniels lifts up Killings and seats him on the top turnbuckle. Daniels connects with a slap to the face of Killings. Daniels climbs to the middle turnbuckle. Killings fights back with a series of punches. Daniels falls off the middle turnbuckle and onto the mat. Killings leaps off the top turnbuckle and drops a leg on Daniels. Killings makes the cover on Daniels. 1……..2….Lethal hits a slingshot leg drop on Killings, breaking the pinfall. Homicide comes in and fires off a series of punches on Lethal as he gets up. Homicide grabs Lethal and tosses him through the ropes and to the outside. Homicide helps up Killings and tells to him attack Lethal. On the outside, Konnan holds up Lethal for Killings. Killings runs, leaps, and connects with a suicide flip to the outside on Lethal as Konnan moves out of the way.
Tenay: And you knew it was just a matter of time before the numbers game came into play.
Homicide picks up Daniels and fires off a series of chops. Homicide shoots Daniels into the ropes. Homicide dropkicks the knee of Daniels sending him down to one knee. Homicide runs and connects with the shining wizard on Daniels. Homicide makes the cover on Daniels. 1…….2..Daniels kicks out. Homicide gets up and picks up Daniels. Homicide fires off a series of chops on Daniels. Homicide clutches Daniels and takes him over with a belly to belly suplex. Killings and Konnan continue to beat down Lethal on the outside. Homicide wraps his leg around the leg of Daniels and puts Daniels in an STF. Homicide wrenches on the head of Daniels. Daniels tries to slither to the ropes. Homicide continues to apply pressure with the hold. Daniels continues to fight the hold and crawls closer to the ropes. Daniels reaches and grabs the bottom rope forcing Homicide to break the hold. Killings gets back on the ring apron and gets the tag in. Killings gets in the ring and stomps on the fallen Daniels. Lethal crawls back up to the apron. Killings picks up Daniels and shoots him into the ropes. Daniels bounces off the ropes and runs into a wheel kick by Killings. Killings picks up Daniels and tosses him into the heel corner. Killings taunts Lethal, Lethal gets in the ring and the ref gets in his way. Killings and Homicide double team Daniels in the corner until Lethal leaves the ring. Homicide comes in and fires off a series of chops on Daniels. Homicide climbs to the middle turnbuckle and mounts Daniels. Homicide fires off 9 punches on Daniels. Daniels slips under Homicide, grabs his legs, and powerbombs him off the middle turnbuckle. Both men are down near the heel corner. The ref starts his 10 count. 1…….2…….3…….Homicide rolls over and makes the tag as Daniels crawls to his corner. Killings gets in the ring and grabs the leg of Daniels. Daniels gets up to one leg. Daniels spins and connects with an enzuguri on Killings. Daniels crawls over and makes the tag to Lethal.
Styles: And now the momentum changes.
Lethal comes in and knocks Killings down as he gets up. Homicide enters the ring and Lethal knocks him down with a dropkick. Killings gets up and Lethal drops him down with a scoop slam. Konnan gets on the ring apron. Lethal charges and knocks Konnan off the apron. Homicide charges at Lethal. Lethal lowers his head and backdrops Homicide over the top rope and onto Konnan on the outside. Lethal runs and dives through the ropes connecting with Konnan and Homicide on the outside. Daniels gets in the ring and exchanges punches with Killings. Daniels ducks a punch by Killings and clutches him from the side. Daniels goes to take Killings over with a side suplex but Killings flips out. Killings school boys Daniels and holds the tights. 1…….2…Lethal tries to get in the ring but Konnan and Homicide hold his legs..3.
Winners – Homicide & Ron Killings
Tenay: Damn, The New Crew stole the victory from Daniels and Lethal.
Lethal looks in the ring at a defeated Daniels. Daniels is in shock while Lethal pounds the mat in frustration.
::”Sexy Shane” hits to huge heat. Shane Michaels comes out alone and taunts the crowd gaining him more heat::
Tenay: Well last week on Impact, Shane Douglas announced that Shane Michaels will take on a Hardcore Icon at Lockdown and I guess Michaels is out here to find out who that Hardcore Icon is.
::Michaels gets in the ring and Borash hands him a mic::
Michaels: I’m not out here to waste anyone’s time tonight. All I want to know is who in the hell TNA decided to dig up from the grave of that “Extreme” promotion and me at Lockdown? Come on, cue the music and bring him out.
::Michaels looks up the ramp and nobody appears::
Michaels: Could they not pay The Sandman enough beer money? Somebody, anybody, come out here.
Michaels: Shane Douglas, I know you’re back there. Come on Mr. Franchise, come out here and teach me a lesson.
::”Hardcore Icon” hits and the crowd cheers just because it shuts Michaels up. Terry Funk comes out from the back and the crowd goes crazy::
Styles: He wanted Hardcore…HE GOT HARDCORE!
::Funk plays to the crowd as he walks down the ramp and enters the ring. Borash hands Funk a mic as the crowd chants “He’s Hardcore”. Michaels shocked face turns into a smile as he looks at Funk::
Michaels: Terry, wow, I thought you were dead.
Funk: Kid, I got off my death bed just to come out here and kick your scrawny ass.
Michaels: Mr. Funk, with all due respect, this is TNA, the NEW face in professional wrestling. Lets be honest, even Bea Arthur wouldn’t call you new. So if you would, go back to your house, pop a couple more pills, and rest in peace.
Funk: This is TNA…Total Nonstop…Action.
::Funk bashes the mic over the head of Michaels. Michaels gets up and Funk once again hits him with the mic. Michaels rolls to the outside as the crowd chants “Funk You” at Michaels. Funk plays to the crowd as the scene fades::
::We return to see AMW and the Naturals already in the ring::
America’s Most Wanted vs. The Naturals
Douglas and Harris start things off by trading punches in the middle of the ring. Douglas gets the better of the exchange. Douglas shoots Harris into the ropes. Harris bounces off the ropes and runs into a dropkick from Douglas. Douglas pick up Harris and shoots him into the face corner. Douglas follows Harris in with a corner clothesline. Douglas makes the tag to Stevens. Stevens comes in and fires off a series of chops Harris. Stevens drags Harris out of the corner and takes him down with a scoop slam. Stevens drops a quick elbow on Harris. Stevens picks up Harris and wrenches on his arm. Stevens makes the tag to Douglas. Douglas comes in and kicks Harris in the ribs. Douglas fires off a series of chops on Harris. Douglas shoots Harris into the corner. Douglas looks to follow Harris into the corner with a corner clothesline but Harris moves and Douglas goes chest first into the corner. Douglas stumbles out of the corner and Harris knocks him down with a hard clothesline. Harris gets up and makes the tag to Storm. Strom comes in and scoops up Douglas as he gets up. Storm slams Douglas down to the mat. Storm drops a quick elbow on Douglas. Storm gets up and drops another elbow on Douglas. Storm makes the cover on Douglas. 1…….Douglas kicks out. Storm picks up Douglas and fires off a series of chops. Storm shoves Douglas into the heel corner. Storm taunts Stevens forcing Stevens to enter the ring. The ref cuts off Stevens as AMW double team Douglas in the corner. AMW continue to double team Douglas until Stevens leaves the ring. Storm tags in Harris. Harris comes in and fires off a series of chops on Douglas in the corner. Harris drags Douglas out of the corner and puts him in a side headlock. Harris wrenches on the head of Douglas. Douglas shoots Harris into the ropes. Harris bounces off the ropes and fires off a clothesline on Douglas.
Tenay: AMW now in full control of this match
Harris picks up Douglas and shoots him into the heel corner. Harris fires off a series of chops on Douglas. Harris tags in Storm. Storm comes in and fires off a series of chops on Douglas. Douglas fires back with a series of punches. Storm stops his momentum with a thumb to the eye. Storm kicks Douglas in the gut doubling him over. Storm stuffs Douglas between his legs. Storm picks up Douglas and drops him on his head with a piledriver. Storm makes the cover on Douglas. 1…….2……Stevens makes the save. Harris comes in and knocks down Stevens with a clothesline. Harris picks up Stevens and tosses him to the outside. Harris follows Stevens to the outside where he levels him with a series of punches. Storm picks up Douglas and shoots him into the ropes. Storm goes for a clothesline but Douglas ducks. Storm turns around and ducks a punch by Douglas. Storm leaps and connects with a short super kick on Douglas. Stacy Keibler walks down the ramp on the other side from the Harris and Stevens battle. Stacy gets on the ring apron as Harris is beating on Stevens. Storm looks up at Stacy. Stacy flirts with Storm, much to Storm’s liking. Douglas slowly crawls over to Storm. Stacy softly wraps her arms around the neck of Storm. Douglas grabs Storm by the tights and rolls him up. 1…….2…….3.
Winners – The Naturals
Tenay: Holy hell, Stacy Keibler just cost America’s Most Wanted a shot at Team 3-D.
Harris looks in the ring shocked and Storm is shocked as well. The Naturals celebrate on the outside as the scene fades.
::We return to see Eric Bischoff in his office::
Bischoff: Last week, Chris Jericho let the cat out of the bag when he announced the return of war games. So let me run down how things will go down at Lockdown. We will take out one entranceway to make room for a second ring. For the first 7 matches, there will be one cage around one ring. After Christian Cage defends the NWA World Title against Abyss, we will take down the cage and lower a larger cage, that cover both rings. After that, we follow normal war games rules with the winner of the coin toss, gaining the one man advantage. A new man will enter every 3 minutes and will be 4 on 4 competition.
::Samoa Joe burst into the office of Bischoff::
Bischoff: Big Joe, just the man I was looking for.
::Joe just stares a hole through Bischoff::
Bischoff: That’s ok don’t say anything. I reviewed the tape of your match at Destination X and I must say, you were robbed. That’s why at Lockdown it will be…Samoa Joe taking on Alex Shelley in a caged ladder match for the X Division title. How does that sound?
::Joe continues to just look at Bischoff::
Bischoff: Glad you like it.
::The scene cuts to Shane Douglas standing with Jeff Jarrett::
Douglas: Jeff, last week Chris Jericho dropped the war games bombshell, what’s your response?
Jarrett: Shane Douglas, Chris Jericho thinks he one upped me with his little war games announcement. Well guess what, I have one up on him. Because I have a secret weapon that I won’t reveal until Lockdown. So while he’ll have his 4 man team, I’ll only have 3 until that final buzzer sounds. I hope Chris is ready for this man too, because this man has been chomping at the bit to get a crack at Jericho and when they meet in the ring, Jericho won’t know what hit him.
::A ringing sound is heard. Jarrett reaches into his pocket and pulls out his cell phone. Jarrett looks at the caller ID::
Jarrett: Ha ha, this is him now Shane Douglas.
::Jarrett answers the phone::
Jarrett: Big man, we were just talking about you. Yeah, Lockdown, April 23rd, war game baby. You damn right it will be an easy win for Planet Jarrett. Hold on.
::Jarrett covers up the phone and looks at Douglas::
Jarrett: Shane, you tell Chris Jericho and his team to bring their A game to Lockdown or it will be over quicker than his undisputed title reign.
::Jarrett walks off the screen talking on the phone. The scene fades out::
::We return to see Rhino walking towards the entranceway from the back. Raven attacks Rhino from behind with a chair::
Ravens Rules: Raven vs. Rhino
Raven continues to hit a fallen Rhino with the chair. Raven picks up Rhino and shoots him into a table filled with food. Raven levels Rhino with a series of punches on the table. Rhino grabs a cookie sheet off the table and hits Raven over the head with it. Rhino gets off the table and once again hits Raven with the cookie sheet. Rhino drops the cookie sheet and shoots Raven into a drink machine. Rhino picks up a drink that comes out of the machine, opens it, takes a sip, and then bases Raven with the can. Rhino continues to bash Raven with the can until Raven has been cut open. Rhino picks up a pie and throws it into the face of Raven. Rhino picks up Raven and drags him around the backstage area firing off punches along the way. Rhino drags Raven to the tunnel leading into the arena. Rhino tosses Raven into the side of the tunnel. Rhino punches Raven up the tunnel. Rhino grabs Raven and tosses him from the tunnel and into the arena as the crowd cheers. Rhino picks up Raven and tosses him into the side of the entrance set up. Rhino scoops up Raven and slams him into the side of the entrance set up. Rhino plays to that crowd to a good reaction. Raven slowly gets to his feet and Rhino meets him with a series of punches.
Tenay: Raven had the early advantage but Rhino knows all about Ravens Rules
Rhino picks up Raven and grabs him by the hair. Rhino smashes the face of Raven into the side of the entrance. Rhino continues to smash the head of Raven into the set up. Rhino just throws Raven down on the entranceway. Rhino kicks at the fallen Raven. Rhino drags Raven over to the side of the entrance. Rhino picks up Raven and stuffs him between his legs. Rhino motions that he’s going to piledrive Raven from the ramp, to the floor. Raven uses his strength to back drop Rhino before he goes for the piledriver. Raven crawls over to the ramp. Raven crawls down the ramp as Rhino begins to get up. Raven crawls under the ring as Rhino gets up to his feet. Rhino looks around and walks down the ramp. Rhino looks around but can’t find Raven. Rhino grabs a chair and slides into the ring. Rhino sets up the chair in the middle of the ring and takes a seat. Rhino waits for Raven to come out. Raven slides out from under the ring. Raven slides in the ring and tips the chair Rhino was sitting in. Raven picks up Rhino and shoots him into the ropes. Rhino bounces off the ropes and Raven connects with a drop toe hold with the face of Rhino smashing into the chair. Raven picks up Rhino and shoots him into the ropes. Rhino bounces off the ropes and both men connect with a clothesline. Both men are down in the middle of the ring. After a few moments, each man begins to stir. Raven grabs the chair and crawls to the corner. Rhino crawls to the opposite corner. Raven gets up with the chair in hand. Rhino gets up and charges at Raven. Rhino lowers his head at Raven. Raven side steps Rhino and smashes the chair into the face of Rhino. Raven drops the chair on the mat. Raven picks up Rhino and puts him in a front face lock. Raven drops back and connects with the Evenflow DDT onto the chair on Rhino. Raven makes the cover. 1…….2…….3.
Winner – Raven
After the match, Raven gets up and wraps the chair around the ankle of Rhino. Raven climbs up to the middle turnbuckle. Sting comes running down the ramp. Raven sees Sting, drops off the turnbuckle, and slides out of the ring. Sting slides in the ring and removes the chair from the ankle of Rhino. Raven smiles as he backs up the ramp and the scene fades.