Re: TNA: Changing The Face Of Pro Wrestling
March 29th 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, last week we got more information on War Games at Lockdown and this week, I expect the teams to start forming.
::Sonjay Dutt is already in the ring as “Black Hole” hits to huge heat. Abyss comes out along with Jim Mitchell::
Styles: Well this man won’t be in War Games at Lockdown, but he will be fighting for the NWA World Title against Christian Cage.
West: And right now I feel bad for Sonjay Dutt as he has the task of taking on this monster.
Sonjay Dutt vs. Abyss
Dutt runs, leaps, and connects with a suicide dive on Abyss as he gets to the ringside area. Dutt gets up and plays to the crowd getting them on his side early. Dutt gets back in the ring and waits for Abyss to get up. Dutt grabs the top rope as Abyss slowly gets up to his feet. Dutt uses the rope as a slingshot and goes for a body press on Abyss. Abyss moves and Dutt crashes hard on the outside. Abyss picks up Dutt and slides him into the ring. Abyss slides in the ring after Dutt. Abyss picks up Dutt and shoots him into the ropes. Dutt bounces off the ropes and runs into a big boot by Abyss. Abyss runs, bounces off the ropes, leaps, and drops a leg across Dutt. Abyss makes the cover. 1……..2..Dutt kicks out. Abyss picks up Dutt and shoots him into the corner. Abyss follows Dutt into the corner with a corner avalanche. Dutt stumbles out of the corner and Abyss knocks him down with a clothesline from behind. Abyss grabs Dutt and picks him up. Dutt tries to punch Abyss in the stomach but they have no effect. Abyss scoops up Dutt and slams him down near the corner. Abyss climbs up to the middle turnbuckle. Abyss leaps and connects with a middle rope splash on Dutt. Abyss makes the cover on Dutt. 1…….2…….Abyss lifts the shoulder of Dutt. Abyss lifts Dutt up back to his feet. Abyss grabs Dutt by the throat, lifts him up, and drops him down with a chokeslam. Abyss makes the cover on Dutt. 1…….2…….Abyss once again lifts the shoulder of Dutt. Abyss picks up Dutt and puts him on his shoulders in a torture rack. Abyss drops Dutt down with the Shock Treatment. Abyss once again covers Dutt. 1…….2…….Abyss once again lifts the shoulder off Dutt.
Tenay: My god, just end it Abyss.
Abyss picks up Dutt as Mitchell gets on the apron. Mitchell gives the signal for the doomsday. Abyss shoots Dutt into the ropes. Dutt bounces off the ropes, Abyss clutches him, spins him around, and drops him down with the Black Hole Slam. Abyss makes the cover on Dutt. 1…….2…….3.
Winner – Abyss
Mitchell gets in the ring and comforts Abyss. The countdown begins to a huge reaction. “Captain Charisma” plays as Christian Cage steps into the arena with a mic in hand and the NWA World Title resting on his shoulder.
Christian: Congratulations on your huge win Abyss. I hope you’re not expecting the same effort from me at Lockdown because if you are, you’re in for a rude awakening.
::Borash hands a mic to Mitchell::
Christian: Hold on there Jim. Before you start ranting about dogs against cats, bullies on the playground, not being hugged enough as a child, or whatever psychoanalytical crap you had planned tonight, let me make one thing clear. You can throw out all the analogies you want, but that doesn’t change the fact that at Lockdown, Abyss will step into the cage against myself and when it’s all said and done, the NWA World Title will continue to rest on my shoulder. BECAUSE THAT’S…..
Mitchell: How you roll? See Christian, you’re no different than me. While my analogies speak truth, you spout random catchphrases and these morons cheer. It’s a clear example of classical conditioning. You are Pavlov and the crowd is nothing but a bunch of dogs. You say “because that’s how I roll” or “where my peeps at?” and these morons cheer and think you care about them. Until Lockdown rolls around and Abyss beats you within an inch of your life. Then, the crowd turns against you, because you’re a liar. Christian, enjoy reading your nursery rhymes in the coming weeks because at Lockdown it will be click….
Christian: Doomsday? Wow Jim, was that a catchphrase? I guess it’s now my job to make an analogy. At Lockdown, I will be the police and Abyss will be Rodney King. Now even if that was in bad taste, you get my point. Abyss, you better be prepared to go through hell and back at Lockdown because once we’re inside that cage, I will not be held responsible for my actions.
Mitchell: Christian, don’t try and play mind games with me, you won’t win. At Lockdown, after Abyss takes your NWA World Title, the only thing that will be rolling, if your lifeless body out of the ring and into a body bag.
::Christian and Abyss stare at each other. Christian and Mitchell smirk as the scene fades::
::We return to see Austin Aries and Christopher Daniels already in the ring::
Austin Aries vs. Christopher Daniels
Aries and Daniels are in the middle of exchanging right hands. Daniels gets the advantage of the exchange and backs Aries into the ropes. Daniels shoots Aries into the ropes. Aries bounces off the ropes and runs into a leaping heel kick by Daniels. Daniels makes a quick cover on Aries. 1…..Aries kicks out. Both men get up and Daniels puts Aries in a headlock. Daniels wrenches on the head of Aries. Aries lifts Daniels and goes for a side suplex but Daniels flips outs. Daniels grabs Aries and puts him in a waist lock. Aries counters the waist lock with a series of back elbows that forces Daniels to break the hold. Aries runs, bounces off the ropes, and runs into a dropkick by Daniels. Daniels grabs the legs of Aries, flips over, and makes a cover. 1……..Aries shoves off, flipping Daniels over, and putting Daniels into a pinning predicament. 1…….Daniels claps the head of Aries with his legs, break the hold. Daniels rolls backwards to his feet, stands up, and connects with a dropkick to the face of Aries. Daniels runs, bounces off the ropes, and drops a quick elbow on Aries. Aries blocks the elbow drop by grabbing the arm of Daniels. Aries bridges up to his feet and drags Daniels up with him. Aries twists the arm of Daniels. Aries knocks Daniels down with a short arm clothesline. Aries swings his arms and drops the pendulum elbow on Daniels. Aries makes the quick cover. 1…….2.Daniels kicks out. Aries picks up Daniels and fires off a series of chops. Aries grabs the arm of Daniels and puts him in a hammerlock. Aries wrenches on the arm of Daniels with the hammerlock. Aries releases the hammerlock and clutches Daniels from the side. Aries picks up Daniels and drops him down with a side suplex.
Tenay: This match has been back and fourth to start but Aries seems to have the advantage now.
Aries grounds Daniels with a front face lock. Aries continues to apply pressure with the front face lock. Daniels taps his foot to get the crowd on his side. Aries continues to wrench on the head of Daniels. Daniels fights up to his feet. Aries turns the front face lock into a side headlock. Aries applies pressure with the side headlock. Daniels fires off a series of elbows to the gut of Aries, forcing him to break the hold. Daniels runs and bounces off the ropes. Aries leaps and goes for a leaping heel kick but Daniels catches him and slams him down to the mat with a modified powerbomb. Daniels makes the quick cover on Aires. 1……..2…Aries kicks out. Daniels and Aries slowly get up to their feet. Aries fires off the first punch on Daniels. Daniels fires back with a punch. Aries fires back with a chop. Daniels fires back with a chop. Aries and Daniels exchange punches and chops in the middle of the ring. Aries gains the advantage with a thumb to the eye of Daniels. Aries shoots Daniels into the corner. Aries looks to follow Daniels into the corner but Daniels moves. Aries crashes into the turnbuckles chest first. Aries stumbles backwards and Daniels clutches him from the side. Daniels takes down Aries with a russian leg sweep. Daniels floats over and covers Aries. 1…….2..Aries kicks out. Daniels gets up and drags Aries up by the hair. Daniels fires off a series of forearms to the face of Aries. Daniels backs Aries into the corner with the forearms. Daniels lifts Aries and seats him on the top turnbuckle. Daniels slaps the face of Aries. Daniels climbs up to the top turnbuckle with Aries. Daniels leaps, locks his legs around the head of Aries, flips, and connects with a top rope hurricanrana on Aries. Both men crash hard down to the mat. After a few seconds of no movement, Daniels rolls over and drapes his arm across the body of Aries. 1…….2……Aries kicks out at the last second. Daniels slowly gets to his feet. Daniels picks up Aries to his feet. Daniels stuffs Aries between his legs and signals for the end. Roderick Strong comes running down the ramp.
Styles: What the hell is Strong doing out here?
Strong leaps up onto the apron and gets the refs attention. Daniels releases Aries and argues with Strong. Daniels turns back around as Jerry Lynn gets in the ring. Lynn kicks Daniels in the gut, stuffs him between his legs, lifts him up, and drops him with the Cradle Piledriver. Lynn puts Aries on top of Daniels as Strong drops off the apron. The ref turns around and sees the cover. 1…….2…….3
Winner – Austin Aries
West: What connection does Jerry Lynn have with Aries and Strong?
::We return to see America’s Most Wanted barge into the office of Eric Bischoff::
Harris: Bischoff, you saw what happened last week, Stacy Keibler distracted us by being hott and we lost the match. Now, what are you going to do about it?
Bischoff: Guys, how can you complain? Stacy Keibler was right there, flirting with you, that’s like a dream come true.
Harris: We don’t care about Stacy; we want our NWA Tag Team Titles back.
Bischoff: You know what, I think I’ve got a solution. Seeing as how we have two rings at Lockdown, why not put them to use? So here’s the plan: It will be a 3 team tag match featuring AMW, The Naturals, and The James Gang. The winner of that match will step right into the cage with Team 3-D. But be warned boys, if you lose again to Team 3-D, you will not have another title shot for a one year duration. Do you accept those consequences?
Harris: Eric, we accept the consequences and at Lockdown, Team 3-D will pay the consequences.
::The camera cuts to Shane Douglas with Elix Skipper and Don Callis::
Douglas: Elix, the last time we saw you, you failed to capture the X Division title in Ultimate X. What’s next for Primetime?
Callis: Shane Douglas, before we move on to the future, we must eliminate the past. AJ Styles, it’s one to one on the score sheet. You cheated your way to victory at Final Resolution and my client cleanly defeated you at Against All Odds. At Lockdown, we challenge you to step inside the six sides of steel with the man that knows the six sides of steel from bottom to top. But we don’t want an answer now, because you may be too emotional to deliver a proper answer. Instead, we are giving you one week to think about this decision. Either way AJ Styles, you can’t win.
::We return to hear “Sexy Shane” to a chorus of boos. Shane Michaels steps into the arena with Lance Hoyt and Traci by his side::
Tenay: Well last week, we all found out the identity of Shane Michaels mystery opponent at Lockdown and boys, Eric Bischoff deliver with Terry Funk.
Styles: Mike Tenay, I’ve known Terry Funk for a long time and he told me that he’s looking forward to this match more than any other match in his career.
::Michaels, Hoyt, and Traci get in the ring. Borash hands Michaels a mic::
Michaels: Last week, TNA proved how desperate they were, when they called 100 year old Terry Funk and asked him to face me at Lockdown. Honestly guys, Terry Funk died 10 years ago, does anyone really think that I, Shane Michaels, won’t keep this man in his grave at Lockdown?
::Hoyt and Traci tell Michaels how great he is as the crowd boos::
Michaels: That’s what I thought. Terry Funk, I’m giving you one chance and one chance only, to pull out of this match at Lockdown. So come out here, admit defeat, and crawl back into your grave.
::”Hardcore Icon” hits to a huge reaction. Terry Funk steps to the top of the stage with a mic in hand::
Funk: Shane Michaels, you must have taken more beatings than me if you think I’m going to come out here and admit defeat. I’ve never given up at anything in my life and I don’t plan on starting now.
Michaels: Terry, if you step into the cage with me at Lockdown, it will be the end of your career and your life.
Funk: That’s a risk I’m willing to take.
Michaels: Terry, why wait until Lockdown? Why don’t I just end your life right here on free tv? That way people don’t have to pay to see a funeral.
Funk: You have a point there, but me vs. you in a one on one fight, isn’t fair a match. So please, somebody in the audience give Shane Michaels a chair to even up this fight.
::Fans start standing up, grabbing their chairs, and tossing them into the ring. Chair after chair flies into the ring as Michaels, Hoyt, and Traci quickly scatter to the outside. Chairs continue to fly into the ring::
West: Joey Styles, I’m sure you’ve seen this before but I have never seen anything like this.
::Chairs continue to fly into the ring as the scene fades::
::”My World” hits to huge heat as we return. Jeff Jarrett steps into the arena and the boos grow louder::
Tenay: Well folks, it’s time for a battle of former NWA World Champions here at the Impact Zone.
West: And if their previous matches are any indication, this one isn’t going to stay in the ring.
::Jarrett gets in the ring as “War Machine” hits to a good reaction. Rhino steps to the top of the ramp and plays to the crowd::
Styles: Well if it does spill to the outside, then my money is on Rhino.
West: And that’s a safe bet to make Joey Styles.
::Rhino stops at Ringside and looks at Jarrett::
Jeff Jarrett vs. Rhino
Rhino is ready to enter the ring when Monty Brown runs down the ramp. Brown attacks Rhino from behind. Brown rolls Rhino into the ring where Jarrett begins to stomp on him.
Tenay: What the hell is this all about?
Brown slides in the ring and helps Jarrett stomp on Rhino. Brown and Jarrett continue to put the boots to Rhino. The lights go out to a huge reaction. The lights come back on and Sabu is standing behind Jarrett and Brown with a chair. Brown turns around and Sabu throws the chair at him. Brown rolls to the outside. Sabu picks the chair back up and throws it at Jarrett. Jarrett rolls to the outside. Sabu helps Rhino up. Jarrett and Brown re-group on the outside as Sabu and Rhino challenge them to get in the ring.
Tenay: Folks don’t go anywhere; we’ll get this situation sorted out when we return.
Rhino & Sabu vs. Monty Brown & Jeff Jarrett
Tenay: Well during the break, Eric Bischoff turned this singles match, into a tag team match.
Rhino and Jarrett slug it out in the middle of the ring. Rhino gets the advantage of the war and backs Jarrett into the ropes. Rhino shoots Jarrett into the ropes. Jarrett bounces off the ropes and is knocked down by a hard clothesline. Rhino makes the tag to Sabu. Sabu gets in as Jarrett gets up. Sabu charges at Jarrett, leaps, and knocks him down with a flying shoulder block. Sabu picks up Jarrett and shoots him into the corner. Sabu runs after Jarrett, leaps, and connects with a leaping leg clothesline on Jarrett. Jarrett stumbles out of the corner as Sabu gets up. Sabu runs, bounces off the ropes, and takes Jarrett down with a bulldog. Sabu gets up and makes the tag to Rhino. Rhino gets in and picks up Jarrett. Rhino fires off a series of punches on Jarrett. Rhino scoops up Jarrett and slams him down to the mat. Rhino runs, bounces off the ropes, and drops an elbow on Jarrett. Rhino mounts Jarrett and starts delivering punches square to the forehead of Jarrett. Rhino gets up and plays to the crowd to a good reaction. Rhino picks up Jarrett by the hair. Rhino goes to shoot Jarrett into the ropes but Jarrett reverses. Rhino bounces off the ropes and connects with a clothesline on Jarrett. Rhino runs and bounces off the ropes again. Brown catches Rhino with a knee to the lower back as he bounces off the ropes. Rhino turns around and knocks Brown down with a forearm. Jarrett gets to his feet with his back facing Rhino. Rhino grabs Jarrett by the hair. Jarrett swings his foot forward and backwards, connecting with a low blow of Rhino. Rhino grabs his groin and falls down to the mat. Jarrett crawls over and looks to make a tag but Brown is still on the floor. Jarrett gets up and stomps on the fallen Rhino. Brown gets back up on the apron. Jarrett makes the tag to Brown. Brown comes in and picks up Rhino by the hair. Brown fires off a series of punches on Rhino. Brown shoots Rhino into the corner. Brown follows Rhino into the corner with a corner clothesline. Brown drags Rhino out of the corner. Brown drapes the head of Rhino over the top rope. Brown chokes Rhino using the top rope. Brown chokes Rhino until the ref uses his 5 count. 1……..2…….3…….4…….Brown releases the choke on Rhino. Brown walks over and makes the tag to Jarrett. Rhino slumps down to the middle rope. Jarrett runs, bounces off the ropes, leaps, and connects with a running rope choke on Rhino.
Tenay: Well Monty Brown and Jeff Jarrett are using the ropes as a third partner in this one.
Rhino drops down to the mat where Jarrett chokes him with his hands. The ref begins his 5 count. 1…….2…….3…….4…….Jarrett releases the choke on Rhino. Jarrett gets up and stomps on Rhino. Jarrett picks up Rhino to his feet. Jarrett scoops up Rhino and slams him down to the mat. Jarrett struts in the middle of the ring as the crowd boos. Jarrett runs, bounces off the ropes, and drops an elbow. Jarrett makes the cover on Rhino. 1…….2…..Rhino kicks out. Jarrett picks up Rhino and fires off a series of chops. Jarrett looks to shoot Rhino into the ropes but Rhino reverses. Jarrett bounces off the ropes and Rhino takes him over with a powerslam. Both men are down in the middle of the ring. The ref begins his 10 count. 1…….2…….3…….4…….Jarrett and Rhino crawl to their corner. Jarrett tags in Brown as Rhino tags in Sabu. Sabu and Brown enter the ring. Sabu charges at Brown and knocks him down with a clothesline. Brown gets back up and Sabu knocks him back down with a dropkick. Brown rolls to the outside of the ring. Rhino gets up and grabs the top rope. Rhino uses the top rope as a slingshot. Rhino hits a body press to the outside onto Brown. Sabu fires off a series of punches on Jarrett as he gets up. Sabu scoops up Jarrett and slams him down to the mat. Raven slowly walks down the ramp with a guitar in hand. Sabu mounts Jarrett and fires off a series of punches to the forehead of Jarrett. Raven climbs up to the ring apron with the guitar. Sabu looks at Raven on the ring apron. Sabu gets in the face of Raven and they start arguing. Raven slyly tosses the guitar into the ring near Jarrett. Sabu turns around as Jarrett gets up with the guitar. Raven distracts the ref as Jarrett smashes the guitar over the head of Sabu. Jarrett kicks away the pieces of the guitar. Jarrett makes the cover on Sabu as the ref turns around. 1…….2……3
Winners – Jeff Jarrett & Monty Brown
Raven gets in the ring and looks at Jarrett. Jarrett extends his hand to Raven. Raven shakes the hand of Jarrett as the crowd boos loudly. Jarrett raises the hand of Raven as the scene fades.