TNA Impact Preview | January 21, 2010
Impact Zone | Orlando, Florida
Just four days removed from Genesis, Impact is back on SpikeTV, and the momentum from Genesis is sure to be continued, as a lot is going on in the Impact Zone, including Mr. Anderson's Impact debut. Anderson became the #1 contender to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship after being added to the Desmond Wolfe/Jeff Hardy match by Eric Bischoff and winning it, ensuring a title opportunity. Many fans will be asking why Anderson came to TNA and what he wants to achieve, but now they will be asking when the loud-mouth will use his golden opportunity. Will it be this week? Next week? The week after? At Against All Odds? Only time will tell, and the time for answers could be tonight. Speaking of Wolfe and Hardy, Jeff is in action this week against Homicide, the man who Hardy attacked on the January 4th edition of Impact. Will Hardy prevail, or will Homicide get his revenge? Plus, will Wolfe be watching?
On the topic of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, the current reigning Champion, AJ Styles, successfully defended his title against Kurt Angle to ensure that Angle will not get another title opportunity this year - but it didn't come without controversy, and there was a lot of it. When Styles was down and out after receiving a thunderous belly-to-belly suplex, Angle was ready to move in for the kill, but Ric Flair, who was ringside, climbed onto the ring apron and nailed Angle with the title belt, rendering the "Wrestling Machine" almost unconscious. Then, AJ recovered, not knowing what had happened, and connected with the 450 Splash before covering Angle for the victory, but now Styles knows about what happened, what will he have to say to Kurt and to Flair when he speaks?
At Genesis, it was supposed to be the Motor City Machine Guns taking on Kevin Nash and Scott Hall, but Hall didn't show up in time for the match, so Sean Waltman took his place. Nash and Waltman almost won the match, until the referee was knocked out, and then everything kicked off. Hulk Hogan, who The Band told to make his decision as to whether he would join them or not, entered the ring with a steel chair at the command of Waltman and then Hall finally appeared, coming to the ring with a steel chair. Scott went to hit Alex Shelley with the chair but Shelley ducked out of the way and Hall accidentally hit his friend Nash, followed by Hogan hitting Waltman as Chris Sabin hit Sean with the Cradle Shock and won the match. Hall will address the TNA fans as well as Nash and Waltman this week, but what will he have to say, and will the reaction of Nash and Waltman be?
D'Angelo Dinero became the new TNA Global Champion at Genesis after defeating Eric Young, but this week Young isn't wasting any time in his quest to regain his title, as he invokes his re-match clause. Will "The Pope" retain and continue his ascent up the TNA ladder, or will he be brought back down to Earth by the cunning leader of the World Elite?
Also this week, "The Samoan Submission Machine" Samoa Joe is in action against the "Feature Presentation" Sean Morley, plus the newest tag team in TNA, Generation Me, comprising of Jeremy and Max Buck, square off against Lethal Consequences. Will the brothers begin their TNA tenures with a victory, or will Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed overcome the youngsters?
To see all of this and more, tune into SpikeTV at 9/8CT to catch the action from TNA Impact!
Scheduled For Impact:
We hear from AJ Styles, Mr. Anderson and Scott Hall!
Jeff Hardy faces Homicide!
Eric Young challenges D'Angelo Dinero for the Global Championship!
Samoa Joe squares off against Sean Morley!
Generation Me make their TNA debut against Lethal Consequences!
"Looking For Redemption"