05-10-2010, 10:56 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
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Monday Night Impact Preview For February 15th
The time has finally arrived! The fans have been waiting eagerly in anticipation since it was announced, and tonight, professional wrestling returns to Monday nights with TNA Impact, live from the Americraft Expo Center in Palm Beach, Florida! January 4th made history, but now TNA will be making history every Monday, commencing tonight. We will witness one of the biggest Impact main events of all time as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion 'The Phenomenal' AJ Styles teams with 'The Charismatic Enigma' Jeff Hardy to face the man Styles successfully retained his title against last night at Against All Odds, the outspoken blatherskite Mr. Anderson, and the man Hardy defeated less than twenty-four hours ago, the egotistical Englishman Desmond Wolfe, in a huge tag team match. Which of these star-studded tandems will prevail on Monday Night Impact?
The X Division Championship will be on the line in an 'X Division Open' as 'The Fallen Angel' Christopher Daniels, who defeated Amazing Red last night to win the title, gets off to a rough start as he puts the gold up for grabs against nine other X Division competitors. It doesn't take a genius to work out that the odds are stacked against Daniels as he has a 90% chance of losing his gold one night after claiming it, but can he somehow find a way to hang onto the title?
We will determine new #1 contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Championships tonight as the former Champions the British Invasion, who lost the titles to Beer Money last night in a Four Corners Elimination Tag Team Match, face the duo which eliminated them first from that match, the young upstarts Generation Me, with the winners challenging James Storm and Robert Roode for the gold next month on March 21st at Destination X.
We will hear from 'The Immortal' Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, as TNA's power duo address the fans with presumably a lot to say about Impact's historic move to Monday nights. Hogan will undoubtedly be banged up after competing in a helacious Unsanctioned 8-Man Tag Team Street Fight last night at Against All Odds, but will Hulk have anything to say concerning Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley, who returned to TNA after apparently quitting over a month ago? Plus, Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman will be in the building tonight, but Scott Hall won't after injuries sustained last night especially after his face went into a car window courtesy of a Double-Arm DDT from Foley, so who knows what havoc Nash and Waltman could wreack tonight?
Plus, the TNA Global Champion 'The Pope' D'Angelo Dinero, who retained his gold against the man he won it from last month at Genesis, Eric Young, last night at Against All Odds, will be in action, as will 'The Blueprint' Matt Morgan as he faces 'The Freak' Rob Terry. A lot to look forward to on Monday Night Impact, so make the change and tune into SpikeTV tonight at 8/7CT.
'Making The Change...'
05-11-2010, 02:21 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
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TNA Impact - February 15, 2010
Americraft Expo Center – Palm Beach, Florida
This historic episode of Impact begins with a video recap of last night’s Against All Odds Pay-Per-View, showing highlights of all seven matches on the card, from the TNA World Tag Team Championship Four Corners Match between the reigning Champions the British Invasion, Beer Money, Generation Me and Lethal Consequences to the 8-Man Tag Team Street Fight between Hulk Hogan, The Motor City Machine Guns and Scott Hall and The Band, Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley which ended in a draw to the main event for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship between AJ Styles and Mr. Anderson which Styles won to retain his title.
Afterwards the new opening credits to Impact play, as the new theme song for the show, ‘Change Me’ blares out and we enter the Ocean Center. A plethora of fireworks explode from the stage and leave it in a veil of smoke as the camera pans the audience in the Arena who are holding up signs of all shapes, sizes and colours, before cutting to the announce table at ringside, where Mike Tenay and Taz are sat, ready to welcome us to this monumental broadcast.
Tenay: The change has been made tonight, everybody! Hello and welcome to TNA Monday Night Impact, we’re coming to you live from the Americraft Expo Center in Palm Beach, Florida, I’m Mike Tenay alongside Taz, and tonight it’s nothing short of history in the making, partner, the Monday Night Wars have been resurrected just one night after Against All Odds, where AJ Styles retained the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against one of his toughest challengers to date, Mr. Anderson!
Taz: I love AJ to death, Professor, but I honestly thought that Anderson was gonna win and become the new TNA World Champ, but Styles pulled out all the stops and he retained, and I couldn’t be happier for him! Speaking of being happy, I cannot wait for tonight’s main event; Styles teams with Jeff Hardy to face Anderson and the man that Jeff defeated last night, Desmond Wolfe.
Tenay: The X Division Championship is on the line tonight in an X Division Open less than twenty-four hours after we crowned a new X Division Champion, when ‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels defeated The Amazing Red to become Champion for the fourth time.
Taz: Still on the subject of titles, we will determine #1 contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Champions as the British Invasion, who were Champions until last night when Beer Money won the Four Corners match, face the team that eliminated them from that match, Generation Me, with the winners challenging Beer Money for the titles next month on March 21st at Destination X!
Tenay:The TNA Global Champion, ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero who retained his title against the leader of the World Elite, Eric Young who was Champion until he lost it to Dinero at Genesis, last night at Against All Odds will be in action tonight, as will ‘The Blueprint’ Matt Morgan who takes on ‘The Freak’ Rob Terry!
Then, ‘Rockhouse’ plays to a big pop from the crowd and Hulk Hogan walks out, with his business partner Eric Bischoff in tow. Hogan makes a pose and Bischoff smiles for the camera as pyro balls fall from the ceiling and explode on the stage, and Hogan points to a sign being held by a fan on the front row saying ‘The only wrestling on Monday nights’ which Hulk seems to like, before the duo enter the ring, both taking microphones.
Hogan: Wow ... eight years in the making right here on Monday NightImpact, brother!
More cheers from the crowd as Hogan continues.
Hogan: Y’know, a lot of people have been saying that it’s down to me and Eric Bischoff that Impact has moved to Monday nights, but that ain’t the real story, ‘cause the people to thank for us being here tonight are all of you, the TNA-Maniacs!
Then, Bischoff steps forward to address the crowd.
Bischoff: That’s right, Hulkster. Sure, we may have sped up the process up a little bit, but we got the engine started, and all of you are the fuel that’s gonna keep this machine going!
Cheap pop from the crowd.
Bischoff: If you thought that January 4th was the biggest night in the history of TNA ... then you haven’t seen anything yet, because tonight is the dawning of a new era, tonight is the night when TNA goes to war, and tonight is the night when TNA takes over professional wrestling!
‘The Hulkster’ immediately steps back into the spotlight as Easy E pauses for a second.
Hogan: And what better night to move to Mondays than the night after Against All Odds, huh? Me, Scott Hall and the Motor City Machine Guns didn’t beat Nash, Waltman, Foley and Jarrett, but Mick and Jeff have decided to step back into the shadows, and I’m not gonna let that slide, so I want your two asses right here next week, ‘cause you’re still under contract and I want answers...
Pop from the crowd, who are already looking forward to next week.
Hogan: ... which leaves Nash and Waltman.
The crowd boo at the mention of Nash and Waltman, and Hogan nods his head in agreement with the reaction the duo get, before continuing to speak.
Hogan: So guys, I’ve got something good, so I want you both to get your asses out here, right now!
A few moments later, ‘Strut’ blares out to heat from the crowd and Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman walk out, both smirking for one reason or another and both having bandages on their heads. The cocky duo make their way down the ramp as Nash mocks Hogan by pretending to hulk up and Waltman gives Hogan and Bischoff a crotch chop before they enter the ring and take microphones, coming face-to-face with the two men in charge.
Nash: How’s it goin’, fellas? Nice night tonight, huh?
Hogan can smell a hint of sarcasm in Nash’s statement.
Nash: Cut it out, Kev, I’m not joking around and neither is Eric, so listen up, brothers. Since Scott and Sean came back, it’s been chaos here, and it got so bad that I had to actually fight you. Well I don’t wanna have to go through that again, and it’s all gonna end tonight.
There are cheers in the crowd, as Nash and Waltman look confused.
Waltman:End? Nah, nah, Hulk, we’re just gettin’ started, boy!’
Heat from the crowd and some ‘X-Pac Sucks!’ chants but Bischoff isn’t in the mood for games, and he makes that crystal clear to Nash and Waltman.
Bischoff: No, Sean ... you’re not. Me and Hulk have the power to do anything we damn please, so putting an end to this crap is nothing. I expect you’re wondering how we’re gonna do that, so I’ll make it nice and simple for ya’; seeing that Scott Hall isn’t in the building due to injuries sustained last night ... tonight, right here on Monday Night Impact, it’s gonna be Kevin Nash ... versus Sean Waltman!
The crowd like what they hear from Bischoff and they cheer, but Nash and Waltman are still perplexed as it seems.
Nash: That’s, uh, great, Eric ... but how, exactly, is this gonna ‘end’ all of this
Bischoff: If you can give me a chance to finish, Kev, then I’ll tell you. Y’see, only one of you can win ... and only one of you can stay in TNA. That’s right. The guy that wins stays in TNA, the guy that doesn’t win ... is gone ... from TNA ... for good!
Nash and Waltman don’t seem to be very fond of these terms, but Sean takes it on the chin.
Waltman: Alright. Looks like I’m stayin’ in TNA, and Kev’s headin’ out the door. Sorry, Kev, we can still hang out, it’s cool.
Nash gives Waltman a questionable look after that statement.
Nash: Whoa whoa, whoa, looks like we’ve got some discussing to do, Sean. Eric, Hulkster ... really, smart plan, guys, but you’re still gonna be stuck with me.
‘Strut’ then plays again and Nash and Waltman leave the ring, heading up the ramp together but not with the same bond as they had prior to Bischoff’s bombshell that they will compete against each other later tonight.
Tenay: Wow! What a huge match announced for tonight, Kevin Nash versus Sean Waltman right here tonight, the loser of the match is gone from TNA for good!
Taz: I didn’t see this coming at all, Professor, but I can’t wait! This night just keeps gettin’ better and better!
Tenay: My sentiments exactly, Taz, and we’ve still got the X Division Open and our tag team match still to come tonight as well!
Back on Impact, ‘My Generation’ plays and Generation Me, Jeremy and Max Buck, make their way out, getting a pop from the crowd. The duo make their way down the ramp, high-fiving some fans before entering the ring and both climbing to the second rope on opposite sides of the ring to pose for the crowd before climbing back down and waiting for their opponents to arrive in the squared circle.
Then, ‘Invasion’ blares out to heat from the crowd and the British Invasion walk out, not looking very happy. Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams storm down the ramp and enter the ring, as they immediately prepare for the match instead of taunting the crowd.
#1 Contender’s Tag Team Match
British Invasion Vs Generation Me
The TNA fans got to see these two teams go at it briefly last night at Against All Odds, and Generation Me eliminated the British Invasion from the fatal four way match to guarantee new World Tag Team Champiosn, but Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams have nothing but revenge on their mind and that shows when Magnus manhandles Jeremy Buck as soon as they lock up, forcing the youngster into the corner of the ring and stomping away at his mid-section until Jeremy is sat down in the corner. Brutus presses his foot against Jeremy’s throat until the referee makes Magnus go back and the Brit then gets Jeremy to his feet, lifting him up onto his shoulder and running towards the corner, but Buck slips off the back of Magnus’ shoulders, pushing Brutus into the corner of the ring and then rolling him up! 1...... 2...... Magnus kicks out. Both competitors get back to their feet and Jeremy immediately takes Brutus down with a dropkick, then getting back up and htting Magnus with a leg drop before making the cover, 1...... 2...... Brutus gets the shoulder up. Jeremy gets to his feet and climbs to the top rope, waiting for Magnus to get to his feet and when Brutus gets up, Buck flies off the top rope towards Magnus, going for a cross body, but Brutus catches Jeremy in mid-air and throws him across the ring with a fall away slam!
After there are a few rotations between both teams, the end of the match comes when Brutus Magnus and Max Buck are the legal men and Magnus runs off the ropes, charging at Max but Buck manages to lift Brutus onto the back of his shoulders and Max spins Magnus around in an aeroplane spin, as Brutus’ feet strike Doug Williams in the face and Williams falls off the ring apron! Buck then hits Magnus with a rolling fireman’s carry slam and he then stands up, hitting Brutus with a standing moonsault and Jeremy jumps onto the ropes, springboarding off them, and nailing Magnus with the 450 Splash, completing their More Bang For Your Buck double team move! Max then makes the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Winners - Generation Me @ 4:37
‘My Generation’ blares out and Max Buck gets to his feet as his partner and brother Jeremy enters the ring and both halves of Generation Me have their hands raised by the referee to cheers from the crowd. Both youngsters climb to the second rope in opposite sides of the ring and motion around their waist that they want the TNA World Tag Team Championships, before climbing back down and embracing in the middle of the squared circle.
Tenay: What an upset! Generation Me, who have been in TNA for less than a month, have beaten the British Invasion and are now the #1 contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Championships!
Taz: Wow! I can’t believe it! You just can’t make it stuff up, Mike, Max and Jeremy Buck, two brothers, have the chance to become the TNA World Tag Team Champions! It must be pretty awesome to be them right now!
Tenay: We now know that at Destination X next month on March 21st, Beer Money will defend the TNA World Tag Team Championships against Generation Me!
The camera cuts backstage, where Beer Money are watching the proceedings of the show on a screen, James Storm and Robert Roode both holding the TNA World Tag Team Championships over their shoulders.
Elsewhere, Hernandez is in his locker room un-packing his bags, when Eric Young approaches him, on his own. Despite losing to D’Angelo Dinero last night, Young is in high spirits as he is smirking, but ‘Supex Mex’ looks suspicious.
Hernandez: What do you want, Eric?
Young: What I want? No, I think this is something you want.
Hernandez: I still don’t know what you’re talking about.
Eric gladly elaborates.
Young: Y’see, Hernandez, the World Elite is the biggest and most dominant force in TNA, hell, we can do whatever we want here, and by looking at you I can see that you would love that kind of power. You still might be a bit heart-broken that your buddy Homicide left you behind to jump on the bandwagon, but here’s your chance to join us, and reconcile with Homicide. So whaddya’ say?
Young extends his hand to Hernandez, who doesn’t reject it straight away, but then Hernandez’s tag team partner, Matt Morgan, walks in and he doesn’t like what he sees.
Morgan: Hey, Hernandez, what the hell are you doing with him?!
Hernandez: Look, Matt, it’s nothing, he just came up to me, wanted me to join the World Elite...
‘The Blueprint’ cuts his tag team partner off.
Morgan: Y’know what, I don’t give a crap, if you wanna sign your soul away and hook up with those jackasses then do whatever the hell you want!
An unhappy Morgan walks out, as Hernandez shakes his head and Young laughs.
Young: At least think about it, big guy.
Young pats Hernandez on the chest before walking away as ‘Super Mex’ slams his fists against the wall in anger.
Back from the break, ‘My Kingdom’ plays and Rob Terry walks out, not getting much of a reaction from the crowd. Terry makes his way down the ramp and steps into the ring, simply raising one hand in the air and then waiting for his opponent to arrive.
Then, ‘Sleeping Giant’ plays and the crowd cheer as Matt Morgan walks out and throws off his robe, raising his hands in the air as fireworks ascend from the stage and Morgan makes his way down the ramp, stepping into the ring and raising one hand in the air before coming face-to-face with his opponent.
Matt Morgan Vs Rob Terry
In a contest between two giants, Rob Terry starts the match brightly, not letting Matt Morgan get the upper hand and really taking it to ‘The Blueprint’ but after Rob misses a big boot and Morgan hits Terry with a powerslam, things pick up for the 7-foot giant, and he dominates the Brit after that, soon finishing off Rob with the Carbon Footprint and making the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Winner - Matt Morgan @ 2:54
‘Sleeping Giant’ blares out again and Matt Morgan has his hand raised by the referee to a pop from the crowd. Morgan then pulls away and climbs to the top rope, motioning for his ovation to get louder and raising one hand up before climbing back down.
Tenay: Matt Morgan picking up a dominant victory over Rob Terry there, and...
Tenay stops when ‘We Are World Elite’ plays and Eric Young walks out, along with Homicide and Kiyoshi but without the British Invasion who have already competed tonight, and the trio make their way down the ramp, entering the ring and cornering Matt Morgan.
Then ‘Te Gusta O No!’ plays and Hernandez runs out, quickly sprinting down the ramp and entering the ring as Young, Homicide and Kiyoshi quickly leave, heading straight back to the locker room!
Taz: Things didn’t look good for ‘The Blueprint’ for a second there, but luckily Morgan’s partner Hernandez came out and got rid of the World Elite!
Tenay: Is this an indication to Matt Morgan of where his partner Hernandez’s loyalty is?
Hernandez and Morgan have a stare-down, not saying anything before they both pat each other on the back and leave the ring together, seemingly a unit.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is standing by.
Hemme: Hello, TNA fans, this is Christy Hemme and standing with me is Kazarian, who returned to TNA less than two weeks after a year-and-a-half long absence from the company!
Kazarian walks into the shot, getting cheers from the crowd.
Hemme: Now, last night you just came up short against Samoa Joe, but tonight you will be taking part in the X Division Open with Daniels putting the X Division Champion he won last night on the line. Is your mind on continuing to ascend up the TNA ranks, or competing in the X Division?
Kazarian: Christy, in my view, competing in the X Division is going up the TNA ranks and I’m pretty sure a lot of people agree with that, because the X Division is the heart and soul of TNA, it’s what makes this company great and I’ve competed in it ever since I came here.
Kazarian gets cheers from those who support the X Division.
Kazarian: As for Samoa Joe, we had a great match last night and I think he deserved to win, but right now that’s in the back of my mind because tonight, Kazarian is officially back in TNA, and I’m gonna be the X Division Champion.
Kaz then smirks at Hemme before walking out of the shot, getting more cheers from the crowd as he continues to prepare for the big X Division Open later on tonight.
Then, the camera cuts elsewhere, set on ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero who is walking down a corridor with the Global Championship strapped around his waist.
Tenay: There’s ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero, and he’s on his way to the ring right now as he faces ‘The Feature Presentation’ Sean Morley in non-title action, when we return!
Back from the break, ‘Cool Dude’ plays and Sean Morley walks out, getting a mixed reaction from the crowd. Wearing a trademark white towel around his waist, Morley makes his way down the ramp with a smirk on his face and steps into the ring, climbing to the second rope and removing his towel which he throws into the audience before climbing back down, waiting for his opponent to arrive.
Then, ‘Catholifunk’ blares out and the crowd go wild as D’Angelo Dinero walks out and Dinero, wearing a black bandana, face-mask and jacket along with shades, makes his way down the ramp and high-fives some fans before stretching his arms outwards as money falls from the ceiling and Dinero then enters the ring, removing his entrance attire and preparing for the match.
D’Angelo Dinero Vs Sean Morley
In this match, Sean Morley doesn’t really get much offence in apart from at the beginning of the contest and a few reversals afterwards, but it’s the Global Champion, ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero who dominates this match, quickly finishing off Morley with the Dinero Express and making the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Winner - D’Angelo Dinero @ 2:01
‘Catholifunk’ plays and D’Angelo Dinero has his hand raised by the referee to a big pop from the crowd.
Tenay: Sean Morley couldn’t contain the juggernaut known as D’Angelo Dinero, and ‘The Pope’ pulls out the victory tonight!
Dinero is given his Global Championship which he raises in the air above his head with both hands. However, once Dinero turns around, there’s Rhino standing in the corner, and he charges across the ring, breaking Dinero in half with a Gore!
The once exuberant and loud audience are silenced as Rhino stands over a motionless D’Angelo Dinero and Rhino yells ‘Gimme’ a mic!’ which ‘The War Machine’ quickly receives.
Tenay: What the hell was that for, Rhino?! What business does he have?!
Taz: GORE! GORE! GORE!
Rhino: Ever since Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan came to TNA, they’ve changed a whole lot of things, and the most important thing is that they ignore me.
The former TNA World Heavyweight Champion walks around the ring.
Rhino: They don’t give a crap about guys like me, hell, Eric and Hulk haven’t even talked to me since they came to TNA! They ignore guys like me, and they treat their favourites like damn royalty, and that son of a b*tch lying almost on my feet is exactly what I’m talking about. Well can you see me now, Hulk?! Can you see me now, Bischoff?! ‘Cause if you can’t, then I’m gonna have to keep ploughing through all of your buddies and favourites until you know exactly who the hell I am, and what the hell I can do.
‘War Machine’ blares out and Rhino drops his microphone, raising his hands in the air before leaving the ring and walking up the ramp, getting a lot of heat from the crowd who chant ‘Rhino sucks!’ as he departs.
Tenay: I am disgusted by the way Rhino wants to get himself noticed, he’s using fellow wrestlers as mere stepping stones so he can get noticed by Bischoff and Hogan, when he can simply knock on their door, go in their office, and tell them how he feels!
Taz: I don’t think so, Professor, I know Rhino very well from my ECW days, and trust me, he doesn’t do business like that, he’s a bad you-know-what and sitting down and talking ain’t his thing.
I have reached my destination.
Daniels hitting the BME.
A place where I can do anything.
Kazarian hitting the Flux Capacitor from the top rope.
Where I feel indestructible.
Kendrick hitting the Sliced Bread #2.
Where I have no limits.
Lethal hitting the Lethal Combination.
On a night where nothing is impossible and anything can be done, the past, present and future of the X Division collide on March 21st, with the X Division Championship on the line in an Ultimate X Match! Order now!
The Destination X logo appears on the screen, with information about the event and highlights of past X Division matches featuring such stars as AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels and Chris Sabin in the background.
Backstage, Mr. Anderson is walking down a corridor, wearing a green “KA 33” sleeveless jersey over his ring-gear and presumably on his way to the ring.
Tenay: There’s Mr. Anderson who came so close to winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship last night at Against All Odds, and he’s on his way to the ring to address the TNA fans, when we return.
Taz: And when we do, we will be entering the 2nd hour of Impact, so make sure you stay with us, because in the 2nd hour, we will hear from Anderson who we just saw, Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman, two best friends, square off one-on-one with the loser leaving TNA, the X Division Championship is on the line in an X Division Open, and the World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles teams with Jeff Hardy to face Desmond Wolfe and Mr. Anderson! Man, oh man, it’s gonna be big!’
Back on Impact, ‘Mic Checked’ plays and the lights go out, as the crowd murmur amongst themselves in anticipation before a big spotlight shines down on the stage and Mr. Anderson is standing there.
Tenay: Welcome back to Impact everybody, we are now entering the 2nd hour of the show so if you’ve stuck with us here on Spike, we thank you ever so much and we assure you that you’ve made the right choice.
Anderson walks down the ramp and enters the ring, looking around the arena before reaching up as a microphone reels down from the ceiling and Anderson takes it, walking around the ring as he thinks of what to say to the audience, who are currently booing the man who almost became TNA World Heavyweight Champion just 24 hours ago.
Anderson: Haha, very funny; I lost last night, big deal.
That draws cheers from the fans, who are happy that he didn’t win last night.
Anderson: All of you people lose one way or another every single freakin’ day of your lives anyway, so haha to you too.
Heat for Anderson, who nods his head in agreement.
Anderson: I don’t care anyway, I have a lot of time on my hands and believe me, I can win the TNA World Heavyweight Champion any time I damn well please.
Anderson walks around the ring, thinking of what to say.
Anderson: And I don’t care if any of you get butt-hurt by the things I’m saying, because if you switch over to Monday Night RAW, you’ll see nothing but midgets and Z-list celebrities trying to act funny and you’ll come right back here.
Those comments surprisingly get cheers from the crowd who chant ‘TNA! TNA! TNA!’ but Anderson interrupts the chants.
Anderson: That’s right, cheer for me, shout at the top of your voices, ‘Total ... Nonstop ... Anderson!’
Some fans do what he says, shouting ‘Total Nonstop Anderson’ over and over again, but the majority boo Anderson.
Anderson: Thank you, thank you, but for those who aren’t doing that, just remember that I am the single greatest man to ever step in a TNA ring, this company was founded in the hope that they’d be able to get me to sign on the dotted line, so you can all thank your God damn stars that I am here, because I am the reason that Impact is now on Monday nights, I am the reason you’re all here tonight and I am the reason that you can call yourself TNA fans.
The crowd, wholeheartedly disagreeing with Anderson who has only been in the company for one month, boo KA, who sarcastically frowns in response to the reception he gets before continuing to speak.
Anderson: That’s right ... none of your poster boy heroes are the reason, no, no, not AJ Styles...
The crowd cheer at the mention of the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Anderson: Not Jeff Hardy...
Big pop for Hardy.
Anderson: Not Kurt Angle...
Another big pop for the Olympic Gold Medallist Angle.
Anderson: Not either of the Motor City Machine Guns...
Cheers for Sabin and Shelley.
Anderson: And sure as hell not...
However, Anderson is interrupted, when all of a sudden, the lights go out! The crowd go wild, as they have a small feeling that they know who is responsible for this!
Tenay: What the?! No ... This isn’t what I think it is, is it?!
Taz: I think it is, Professor, I think it is!
However, Anderson, despite being in the dark, continues to talk, much to the chagrin of the fans.
Anderson: Uhhh ... I’m not sure if some fat guy in the production truck fell asleep and landed on a whole load of buttons, but come on, can somebody turn the lights back on...
Anderson is once again interrupted, when ‘Slay Me’ blares out, AND THE CROWD GO ABSOLUTELY BALLISTIC! The oh-so familiar theme music continues to play as the crowd continue to cheer, but Anderson tries to keep his composure, still in the dark.
Anderson: Alright, joke’s over now, fellas; I’m funny, you’re not, get over it...
Again, Anderson is interrupted ... WHEN THE LIGHTS COME BACK ON, AND STING IS STANDING IN FRONT OF MR. ANDERSON WITH HIS TRADEMARK BLACK BASEBALL BAT!!!
Tenay: MY GOD! IT IS! STING HAS RETURNED TO TNA, AND HE IS STANDING FACE-TO-FACE WITH MR. ANDERSON!
The roof is almost blown off the Americraft Expo Center as Mr. Anderson cannot believe what he is seeing, and Sting mouths to him ‘Showtime’, BEFORE SWINGING THE BASEBALL BAT AT ANDERSON, BUT ANDERSON DUCKS OUT OF THE WAY AND QUICKLY LEAVES THE RING, CLIMBING OVER THE SECURITY RAIL AND GETTING THE HELL OUT OF THERE!!!
‘Slay Me’ plays again and Sting raises his baseball bat in the air to a huge pop from the crowd as Mr. Anderson, standing a long way away now, shakes his head in disbelief, walking backwards and still not believing what he has seen.
Tenay: WHAT A MOMENT! ‘THE ICON’ STING HAS RETURNED TO TNA, AND MR. ANDERSON HAS GOT THE HELL OUT OF THERE!’
Taz: I cannot believe my eyes, Mike! We haven’t seen Sting since Bound For Glory last year, but ‘The Stinger’ is back, and he has sent a crystal-clear message to Mr. Anderson!’
Tenay: Coming up next on Impact, the X Division Championship is on the line in the X Division Open!
Back on Impact, it’s time for the X Division Open, and ‘We Are World Elite’ plays as Kiyoshi, representing the World Elite, is the first entrant. The mysterious buzzsaw makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring, waiting for his opponent.
Then, ‘D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F’ plays and the crowd give a lukewarm reception for Shannon Moore, who walks out and runs down the ramp, jumping over the ropes and into the ring and climbing to the second rope to pose for the fans before climbing back down and getting ready to fight Kiyoshi.
X Division Open For The X Division Championship
Daniels Vs Amazing Red Vs Brian Kendrick Vs Consequences Creed Vs Homicide Vs Jay Lethal Vs Kazarian Vs Kiyoshi Vs Shannon Moore Vs Suicide
The bell rings and Kiyoshi and Shannon Moore lock up, as Kiyoshi quickly wrenches Moore’s arm but Shannon counters it, as he rolls across the floor and takes Kiyoshi down with an arm drag before both competitors get back to their feet and Kiyoshi runs at Moore as Shannon lies down on the canvas and Kiyoshi jumps over him and runs off the ropes before running back at Moore who nips up and kicks Kiyoshi in the mid-section, getting the member of the World Elite in a front facelock and planting him with a suplex. Moore makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Kiyoshi kicks out. Moore gets Kiyoshi back to his feet and Shannon throws some right hands at him before running off the ropes and going for a clothesline, but Kiyoshi ducks out of the way of it and then lays out Moore with a thunderous roundhouse kick! Kiyoshi stomps away repeatedly at ‘The Prince Of Punk’ for several moments until going to ground and locking Moore in an armbar, almost trying to tear Moore’s arm off, but Shannon soon makes it to the ropes, as the referee instructs Kiyoshi to let go, which the mysterious buzzsaw reluctantly does.
Two minutes later, the encounter between Kiyoshi and Shannon Moore comes to an end when Moore hits Kiyoshi with multiple right hands and runs off the ropes, charging towards ‘The Japanese Lightning’ and going for a standing spinning heel kick, but Kiyoshi ducks out of the way and turns Moore around, kicking him in the mid-section, lifting him onto his shoulders, and nailing ‘The Prince Of Punk’ with the Lighting Flash! Kiyoshi covers Moore, hooking both of his legs, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Elimination #1 - Shannon Moore @ 3:46
Kiyoshi celebrates as he eliminates Shannon Moore and he then waits for the next entrant, which turns out to be Consequences Creed. “Pomp And Consequences” plays and the crowd cheer as Creed runs down the ramp, entering the ring and immediately taking Kiyoshi down to the canvas, unloading on him with fists until both get back to their feet and Kiyoshi runs at Creed, but Creed dodges him and throws Kiyoshi over the top rope, out of the ring and onto the ramp! The crowd cheer as Kiyoshi soon struggles to his feet and Consequences climbs to the top, leaping onto Kiyoshi and taking him down with a cross body! The crowd cheer as both competitors lie on the ramp and eventually get to their feet, both re-entering the ring and when they’re back in the squared circle, Creed runs off the ropes and runs towards Kiyoshi, going for a clothesline but Kiyoshi is first to it, and he takes Creed down with a dropkick! Kiyoshi makes the cover, 1...... 2..... Creed gets the shoulder up. Kiyoshi gets Creed back up and Irish whips him into the corner of the ring, then lifting him up onto the top rope and climbing up there as well. Kiyoshi gets Creed in a front face-lock, and then hits Creed with a superplex from the top rope!
However, despite the entertaining action between these two competitors, somebody must be eliminated, and that time comes when Consequences Creed is standing on the ring apron, waiting for Kiyoshi to get to his feet after taking ‘The Japanese Lightning’ down with a back drop. Kiyoshi gets up and Creed jumps onto the ropes, springboarding off them and going for a double-arm axehandle smash but Kiyoshi kicks Creed in the mid-section in mid-air and then gets behind him, rolling Creed up with a schoolboy! 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Elimination #2 - Consequences Creed @ 5:05
Another elimination for Kiyoshi, and now Consequences Creed is gone, as Kiyoshi waits for the next man to come out. We all find out when ‘Kaz’ plays and the uber-popular Kazarian walks out, getting a big pop from the crowd. Kazarian makes his way down the ramp and he enters the ring, immediately trading right hands with Kiyoshi and Kiyoshi goes to kick Kaz in the mid-section but he catches his foot and spins Kiyoshi around, then flooring Kiyoshi with an elbow smash. Kazarian then climbs out onto the ring apron and jumps over the ropes, hitting Kiyoshi with a leg drop before making the cover, 1...... 2...... Kiyoshi kicks out. Kazarian gets Kiyoshi to his feet and gets him in position for the Wave Of The Future, but Kiyoshi fights out of it and he kicks Kazarian in the mid-section, running off the ropes and laying out Kazarian with a swinging neckbreaker! Kiyoshi covers Kazarian, hoping to earn another elimination, 1...... 2...... Kazarian gets the shoulder up!
The third elimination of the match comes when Kiyoshi wrenches Kazarian’s arm and Irish whips him into the corner, then hitting Kaz with a clothesline and subsequently lifting him onto the top rope before climbing up there himself. Kiyoshi gets Kazarian in a front face-lock, in position for a superplex, but Kazarian fights out of the predicament, and he gets Kiyoshi in position, before hitting Kiyoshi with the Flux Capacitor! Kazarian then hooks one of Kiyoshi’s legs, making the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Elimination #3 - Kiyoshi @ 7:11
After eliminating Shannon Moore and Consequences Creed from the match, Kiyoshi has now been eliminated by Kazarian, and ‘The Coolest Man In Wrestling’ waits for his next opponent to arrive, who turns out to, ironically, be Suicide. ‘Coming Alive’ plays and Suicide runs out, sprinting down the ramp and entering the ring as he and Kazarian circle each other around the ring before locking up. Kaz breaks out of it and kicks Suicide in the mid-section, running off the ropes and charging at Suicide but the anonymous masked man lifts Kazarian up and hits him with a back body drop! Kaz soon gets back up and runs at Suicide but he takes Kazarian down with an arm drag and when Kaz gets back up, Suicide takes him down with a spinning heel kick! Suicide makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Kazarian kicks out. Suicide gets Kaz back up and Irish whips him into the corner of the ring, running at him and and jumping onto him, hitting Kazarian in the head with some fists until motioning to the crowd but that gives Kaz an opening and he lifts Suicide up for a powerbomb, but Suicide counters it into a hurricanrana! Suicide then lifts up Kazarian’s legs and makes the pin, 1...... 2...... Kazarian kicks out again!
The ending to this exchange between Kazarian and Suicide comes when Suicide takes Kaz down with a dropkick and then climbs to the top rope, waiting for Kazarian to get to his feet and when ‘The Coolest Man In Wrestling’ gets up, Suicide jumps off the top rope, but Kaz hits Suicide with a roundhouse kick in mid-air as Suicide falls into the ropes, leaning against them to stay on his feet and Kazarian then grabs Suicide, nailing him with the Wave Of The Future! Kaz makes the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Elimination #4 - Suicide @ 9:06
That’s another one gone, and Kazarian waits for the next competitor in the X Division Open to arrive, who turns out to be the man he faced last week on Impact, Homicide. Looking for revenge, Homicide runs out and heads to the ring, immediately exchanging right hands with Kazarian and running off the ropes, heading towards Kaz and going for a clothesline but Kazarian ducks out of the way of it, and then hits Homicide with a dropkick! Kazarian makes a somewhat optimistic cover, 1...... Homicide kicks out. Kazarian gets Homicide straight back up and he kicks him in the mid-section, wrenching his arm and jumping onto the ropes before rolling across the canvas and taking down Homicide with arm drag! Kazarian nips back up and runs off the ropes, going for an elbow drop but Homicide moves out of the way as Kaz misses, and Homicide runs off the ropes, nailing Kazarian with a boot to the skull! Homicide makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Kazarian gets the shoulder up! Homicide gets back up and stomps away at Kazarian, before getting him up and throwing him through the ropes and out of the ring, hitting the concrete floor. Homicide looks down at Kazarian, who is just getting to his feet, before running off the ropes and going through the ropes, hitting Kazarian with a suicide dive! The crowd cheer and chant ‘TNA! TNA! TNA!’ as Homicide and Kazarian lie motionlessly on the concrete floor but they both slowly re-enter the ring before the count of ten.
The next elimination from this match comes when Homicide has just taken down Kazarian with a dropkick and he slowly climbs to the top rope, taking a while to gain his composure up there which gives ‘The Coolest Man In Wrestling’ the opportunity to recover, and Kazarian climbs to the top rope, hitting Homicide a few right hands before getting him in position, and hitting Homicide with the Flux Capacitor! Both competitors lie on the canvas and Kazarian manages to hook Homicide’s leg and make the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Elimination #5 - Homicide @ 11:31
Homicide has been eliminated from the X Division Open, and almost as soon as the bell rings, ‘Pomp And Circumstance’ plays and the outlandish Jay Lethal runs out, sprinting to the ring and entering the ring to be greeted by some right hands from Kazarian, and Kaz Irish whips Lethal into the ropes, but when ‘Black Machismo’ comes back he takes Kazarian down with a clothesline and when Kaz gets back up and runs at him again, Lethal hits him with a back body drop! Jay quickly runs off the ropes and hits Kazarian with an elbow drop before making the cover, 1...... Kazarian quickly gets the shoulder up. Lethal gets Kazarian back up and Irish whips him into the corner of the ring, then running at him but ‘The Coolest Man In Wrestling’ jumps over the ropes and onto the ring apron and Lethal is able to stop himself before he runs into the turnbuckles, swinging a right hand at Kazarian but Kaz ducks and gives Lethal a blow of his own, then grabbing ‘Black Machismo’ by the neck and jumping off the ring apron, driving Lethal’s face into the ring rope! Lethal staggers backwards afterwards, holding his face, and Kazarian climbs to the top rope, waiting for Lethal to turn around, and when he does, Kaz jumps off the top rope and nails Lethal with a missile dropkick! Kazarian makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Lethal kicks out! Kazarian slowly makes it to his feet and he stomps away at Lethal before running off the ropes, but Jay then catches Kazarian with a small package and pins him! 1...... 2...... Kazarian kicks out in the nick of time! Kaz looks relieved he didn’t get eliminated there and both competitors get back to their feet as Kazarian kicks Lethal in the mid-section and gets him in a front face-lock and lifting him up, keeping him up for several moments before finally connecting with a suplex!
The next elimination in the match comes when Jay Lethal gets Kazarian to his feet and wrenches his arm around, attempting a back suplex but Kazarian lands on his feet behind Lethal and spins him around, kicking ‘Black Machismo’ in the mid-section, getting him in position, and nailing Lethal with the Wave Of The Future! Kazarian quickly makes the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Elimination #6 - Jay Lethal @ 13:17
An exhausted Kazarian, having eliminated three competitors from the X Division Open, is on his knees regaining his composure, but he doesn’t have very long to, as ‘I Have A Plan’ blares out and Brian Kendrick walks out, pacing down the ramp to the ring and removing his white jacket, immediately running at Kazarian, who is still on his knees, and flattening him with a knee to the skull! Kendrick quickly makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Kazarian gets the shoulder up! Kendrick shakes his head in disappointment that he didn’t get the three-count as he looks down at Kazarian and he then gets Kaz to his feet, grabbing him by the neck and running into the corner, jumping to the top rope and going for Sliced Bread #2 but he fails to connect as he lands on his feet behind Kazarian and he runs at Kaz but ‘The Coolest Man In Wrestling’ nails Kendrick with a thunderous Superkick! Kendrick is layed out, and Kazarian slowly hooks his legs and makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Kendrick kicks out! Kazarian struggles to his feet and he gets Kendrick up, Irish whipping him into the corner and following up with a clothesline, before lifting Kendrick to the top rope and then gradually climbing to the top rope himself, getting Kendrick in position for a superplex but Brian fights back with half a dozen blows to Kazarian’s mid-section and he then pushes Kazarian off the top rope and down to the canvas! Kendrick slowly turns around on the top rope, facing away from Kazarian, before going for a moonsault ... but Kazarian rolls out of the way in the nick of time as Kendrick crashes and burns on the canvas!
Kazarian eventually struggles to his feet and gets Brian Kendrick up as well, slowly getting Kendrick in position before hitting Kendrick with the Wave Of The Future! Both competitors drop to the canvas, Kazarian out of exhaustion and Kendrick after being nailed with Kazarian’s finishing manoeuvre, and Kazarian lays an arm over Kendrick, making the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Elimination #7 - Brian Kendrick @ 15:08
Kazarian has eliminated another competitor, the fourth he has disposed of in this match, and Kazarian lies motionlessly on the canvas, beleaguered to say the least. Then, ‘Wings Of A Fallen Angel’ blares out, and here comes the defending TNA X Division Champion, Daniels! ‘The Fallen Angel’ walks out and smirks at what he sees before running down the ramp and entering the ring, immediately going in for the kill as he jumps to the second rope, jumps to the top rope, and nails Kazarian with the Best Moonsault Ever! Daniels, a whole lot fresher than Kazarian, makes the cover, 1...... 2...... 3-KAZARIAN KICKS OUT! The crowd pop and Daniels is shocked, as he shakes his head in disbelief whilst looking down at Kazarian whose arm is still in the air, before going into the corner again, jumping to the second rope, jumping to the top rope, and hitting ANOTHER Best Moonsault Ever! Daniels makes the cover again, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Elimination #8 - Kazarian @ 15:37
Finally, after eliminating four competitors from the X Division Open, Kazarian has been eliminated by the X Division Champion! Daniels springs right up and ‘Red Rexix’ blares out to a pop from the crowd, as the final entrant in the X Division Open, the man Daniels defeated last night at Against All Odds to become X Division Champion, Amazing Red, walks out alongside Don West! Red walks impatiently down the ramp with West in tow and Red enters the ring, immediately trading blows with Daniels! The two competitors frantically exchange right hands until Red hits some consecutive blows and then runs off the ropes, charging at Daniels, but ‘The Fallen Angel’ nails the former X Division Champion with a thunderous powerslam! Daniels nips back up and poses for the crowd as he gets a mixed reaction, before stomping away at Red and then climbing out onto the ring apron, jumping onto the ropes and springboarding off them, going for a leg drop, but Red rolls out of the way as Daniels lands on his backside after missing that leg drop and Red then runs off the ropes, charging at Daniels and hitting him in the chest with a dropkick, taking the X Division Champion down and then making the cover, 1...... 2...... Daniels kicks out. Red gets to his feet and gets Daniels up, wrenching his arm around and then kicking him in the mid-section before wrapping his legs around Daniels’ mid-section, in position for the Code Red, but Daniels holds onto Red’s legs, not letting him flip, and he backs into the corner of the ring as Red’s spine tastes the turnbuckles! Daniels wriggles free of Red and then sets up Red in the ‘Tree of Woe’ leaving him upside down as he backs into the opposite corner and then charges across the ring, going for a dropkick, but Red manages to lift the upper half of his body up as Daniels misses the dropkick and, with his legs spread out, goes into the steel ring-post!
The look on Daniels’ face tells the entire story as he slowly crawls forwards, stopping in a good position for Amazing Red, who regains his composure whilst standing on the top rope, before going for a 450 Leg Drop, but Daniels rolls out of the way as Red misses! Daniels struggles to his feet and he gets Red up, kicking him in the mid-section, hooking his arms, lifting him up, and nailing Red with the ANGEL’S WINGS! Daniels then walks over to the corner of the ring and jumps to the second rope and then jumps to the top rope, hitting Red with the BEST MOONSAULT EVER!!! Daniels immediately makes the cover, hooks both of Red’s legs, holding them up as he makes the cover and Red’s manager Don West looks on from the outside of the ring in despair, 1...... 2...... 3!!! Daniels has retained the X Division Championship!
Winner and STILL X Division Champion - Daniels @ 17:46
‘Wings Of A Fallen Angel’ plays and Daniels, who can’t keep the grin off his face, ignores the referee and leaves the ring, taking his X Division Championship before walking around the ring and heading up the ramp, holding his title above his head as he stands on the stage proudly and then disappears behind the curtain.
Tenay: Say what you like about Daniels, but he just showed the world why he is a pioneer of the X Division, and more importantly to him, is the X Division Champion.
Taz: Sometimes Daniels resorts to underhanded tactics, but he deserved to win tonight, and I think he’s gonna be X Division Champion for a long, long time.
Tenay: Still to come tonight, Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman face off with the loser leaving TNA, and the TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles teams with Jeff Hardy to face Mr. Anderson and Desmond Wolfe!
Backstage, Sean Waltman and Kevin Nash are standing in the locker room, talking to each other.
Nash: I guess this is the last night we ride together, huh?
Nash: Well, it was great having ya’ here.
This sets Waltman off, who has something to say to that.
Waltman: Whoa, whoa, whoa, that ain’t gonna happen, big guy, if anybody’s stayin’ here it’s me. Look, it’s obvious Eric and Hulk are against us and they wanna tear us apart and I don’t want that to happen but it looks like it ain’t the same with you. I’ll see you out there.
Waltman then walks out of the locker room, as Nash sighs before we go to a...
Back on Impact, ‘Noise’ blares out and Sean Waltman walks out, getting a lot of heat from the crowd. Waltman gives the fans some crotch chops as he walks down the ramp and enters the ring, standing in the corner of the ring and waiting for his opponent, who is also his best friend, to arrive.
Then, ‘Strut’ plays and Kevin Nash walks out, not motioning or posing for the crowd at all, instead walking down the ramp and entering the ring. Nash raises one hand in the air and then stands in the corner of the ring opposite Waltman.
Loser Leaves TNA
Kevin Nash Vs Sean Waltman
The bell rings and Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman circle each other around the ring, before locking up, and almost straight away pushes Waltman away and to the canvas, Sean rolling back and sitting in the corner of the ring before cautiously getting to his feet and walking towards the centre of the ring. Waltman yells at Nash, saying ‘What was that?!’ and Nash holds his hands up in innocence before shoving Waltman again! Sean gets back up and runs at Nash, but ‘Big Sexy’ unloads on his friend but current opponent with right hands, Irish whipping Waltman against the ropes and subsequently going for a big boot but Waltman ducks it and hits Nash with a standing spinning heel kick which catches Nash in the cranium and Nash back-pedals as Waltman runs off the ropes and charges at Nash, hitting him with a dropkick! Nash is almost down, as his knees are bent, and Waltman runs off the ropes again, directing a dropkick at Nash’s legs and ‘The Silver Fox’ finally goes down! Waltman makes a very optimistic cover, 1..... Nash kicks out, pushing Waltman away and Kevin gets back up as Waltman runs at him, but Nash flattens him with a Big Boot! Waltman goes down and Nash looks down at him, before sighing and getting him back up, tucking his head in between his legs, lifting him up, and nailing Waltman with the Jack-Knife Powerbomb! Nash then makes the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Winner - Kevin Nash @ 1:21
‘Strut’ blares out and Kevin Nash gets to his feet, having his hand raised by the referee as he soon pulls away, looking down at Sean Waltman before shaking his head and leaving the ring, slowly walking up the ramp still a member of the TNA roster.
Tenay: Well, it’s the end of the road here in TNA for Sean Waltman, and while I don’t approve of Waltman’s attitude and actions, he tried his best right there to retain his spot in the company.
Taz: I didn’t expect anything less, Profeesor, andsure; he can be a bit of a pain in the ass from time to time, but he’s passionate about professional wrestling and now he has to leave TNA.
As Waltman slowly struggles to his feet having recovered from receiving a Jack-Knife Powerbomb, and Sean calls Nash back to the ring, as Kevin stares at Waltman for several moments until walking back down the ramp and entering the ring, embracing with Waltman to a mixed reaction from the crowd and raising his hand in the air with some fans still chanting ‘X Pac Sucks!’ and ‘We Want Hall!’.
Nash and Waltman leave the ring side-by-side and the duo stop when they see a group of fans singing ‘Nananana, nananana, hey, hey, hey, goodbye’ at Waltman and Sean doesn’t take it kindly, talking trash to the fans and giving them multiple crotch chops which gives the fans the giggles before Nash and Waltman continue to walk up the ramp. The camera cuts backstage where the Motor City Machine Guns are watching the proceedings from a TV monitor in their locker room. Chris Sabin is holding a box of tissues and he turns to Alex Shelley, saying ‘...Tissue?’ as Shelley reaches into it and wipes his eyes, and Sabin mutters ‘...Me too’ before getting a tissue and blowing his nose, the ‘Guns pretending to cry now that Waltman is gone from TNA.
Elsewhere, Rhino who attacked D’Angelo Dinero out of the blue after Dinero’s victory over Sean Morley earlier tonight, is walking down a corridor, breathing heavily and muttering words to himself, when Jeremy Borash runs up to him with a microphone.
Borash: Rhino, could you give us a...
Borash is cut off when the man Rhino attacked, the Global Champion Dinero, jumps ‘The War Machine’ from behind! ‘The Pope’ stomps away at Rhino and then goes to ground, pounding him with blows as Borash shouts ‘Security! We need security here!’ and moments later before Dinero can well and truly leave his mark on Rhino, security guards arrive on the scene and restrain Dinero, stopping ‘The Pope’ from continuing his assault. Rhino slowly gets to his feet and security restrain him as well as Dinero shouts at Rhino, ‘You think you can get away with that, Rhino?!’ and ‘The Pope ain’t a steppin’ stone for nobody... nobody!’
The camera cuts to another destination, where the TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy are walking down a corridor, on their way to the ring for their match against Desmond Wolfe and Mr. Anderson. Then, elsewhere, Wolfe is walking on his own, before cutting one more time to Anderson, who is somewhere else as the signs of Anderson and Wolfe not exactly being on the same page begin to show.
Tenay: There you see the two teams that are about to meet in our main event tonight, AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy, Desmond Wolfe and Mr. Anderson, they square off on Impact, when we return!’
Back on Impact, Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan are stood in their office watching the show, and Bischoff turns to Hogan.
Bischoff: What do we do now, then? Waltman’s gone, but now Nash and Hall are left.
Hogan: Sean was the least of our concerns in his and Kev’s beef with Scott, so I think one of them’s gotta go, brother.
Bischoff: How are we gonna do that? Book ‘em in a match?
Hogan: Yeah, we are.
Mixed reaction from the crowd.
Hogan: How about, at Destination X, we have Nash versus Hall, loser leaves TNA?’
Eric, liking it, nods his head.
Bischoff: But c’mon, they’re both at least fifty, Hulk, the TNA fans don’t wanna see them slug it out and I know I don’t. Why don’t we make it a No Holds Barred match?
Pop from the crowd.
Hogan: Alright, brother.
Hogan and Bischoff then both continue to watch the show.
‘Get Ready To Fly’ plays to a big pop from the crowd and the TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy walk out, as both make poses and pyro rain falls from the ceiling before both men make their way down the ramp. Both men stand on the second rope in opposite corners of the ring, posing for the fans before climbing back down and standing in the corner, discussing tactics for the imminent tag team main event they are competing in.
Then, ‘Hungry Like A Wolfe’ blares out and Desmond Wolfe walks out, without his tag team partner Mr. Anderson but accompanied by his valet, Chelsea. Wolfe gives the fans his signature two-fingered gesture before walking down the ramp and entering the ring, removing his jacket and shades and giving them to Chelsea, who kisses him on the cheek before leaving the ring and standing by the announce table, giving Tenay and Taz a pretty good view.
Afterwards, ‘Mic Checked’ plays and Mr. Anderson makes his way out, not in a good mood after Sting confronted him earlier tonight as Anderson power-walks down the ramp and enters the ring, standing in the corner with Desmond Wolfe and soon after standing on the ring apron. Anderson and Jeff Hardy step out onto the ring, and it looks like AJ Styles and Wolfe will start off this match.
Tag Team Match
AJ Styles & Jeff Hardy Vs Desmond Wolfe & Mr. Anderson
The bell rings and AJ Styles and Desmond Wolfe, who faced off on Impact less than two weeks ago, immediately jump into the lock-up, as Wolfe uses his strength to force Styles into the corner of the ring but AJ comes back by forcing Wolfe back into the middle of the ring and Wolfe then gets behind AJ, taking him down to the mat with a belly-to-back take-down. Desmond stands up and grabs Styles’ legs, trying to lock in a Boston crab, but AJ turns over and pushes Wolfe into the corner of the ring with his legs and when Desmond regains his composure and runs at Styles, he takes Wolfe down with a drop toe hold and jumps to his feet, running off the ropes and dropping an elbow onto the back of Wolfe’s cranium. Styles gets back up and hits another elbow drop on Wolfe before getting him to his feet and going for a right hand but Wolfe catches it and kicks Styles in the mid-section, holding onto AJ’s arm as he goes behind Styles and hits the TNA World Heavyweight Champion with a Russian Leg Sweep, with AJ’s arm that Wolfe was holding onto landing somewhat precariously to say the least. Wolfe turns Styles over and makes the cover, 1...... 2... AJ kicks out.
Wolfe gets up and gets Styles back up to his feet, getting him in a front face-lock and lifting AJ up off the ground, in position for a suplexx, and Wolfe drops Styles forward as AJ’s legs bounce off the ropes before dropping him backwards with a suplex. Still holding onto Styles in the front face-lock, Wolfe gets back up and lifts AJ up again, repeating what he did a few moments ago as he drops AJ’s legs onto the ropes but this time, Styles breaks free from the front face-lock and lands on his feet on the ring apron as Wolfe runs at him but AJ hits him with a right hand which sends him back-pedalling and he turns his back to Styles, as ‘The Phenomenal One’ jumps onto the ropes and goes for a springboard flying forearm but Wolfe ducks out of the way of it as Styles lands on his feet and when he turns around, Wolfe nails him with a dropkick! Wolfe makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Styles kicks out.
Desmond Wolfe gets AJ Styles to his feet and Irish whips him into the corner of the ring where Wolfe’s partner for this match, Mr. Anderson is stood, as Wolfe tags Anderson into the match and they both double-team AJ in the corner by stomping away at his mid-section until Wolfe is instructed by the referee to leave the ring which he does, as Anderson takes matters into his own hands and hits Styles with some right hands before backing away and then charging at AJ in the corner but Styles moves out of the way as the man Styles defeated last night at Against All Odds to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship runs into the turnbuckles in the corner of the ring without meeting his target and Styles climbs onto Anderson, hitting him with conseucutive punches as the crowd count along and Wolfe, who is standing next to the two competitors on the ring apron, can only watch as the referee keeps a close eye on him to make sure he doesn’t interfere and as the referee personally tells him not to when Wolfe reaches his hand out, Anderson gives Styles a low-blow and AJ falls off the second rope down to the canvas!
Wolfe ceases his distraction once that is done and overwith and Anderson stomps away at Styles, pressing his boot down on AJ’s throat until just before the referee’s count of five, as he then gets Styles to his feet and lifts him onto the back of his shoulders, walkig over to the corner of the ring and climbing to the top rope in position for the Green Bay Plunge, but AJ frantically tries to escape from the predicament and he eventually does after some clubbing blows to Anderson’s back and some punches to his face, as he climbs down in front of Anderson, getting him in position, and then hitting Anderson with a Superplex! The crowd cheer as both competitors lie on the canvas and Styles slowly makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Anderson kicks out! AJ gradually struggles to his feet, as does Anderson, and both men stagger over to opposite corners of the ring where their tag team partners are situated, as Anderson tags Desmond Wolfe back into the match and for the first time in this contest, Styles tags in Wolfe’s nemesis, Jeff Hardy!
Both competitors enter the ring and Desmond Wolfe runs directly at Jeff Hardy, but Hardy immediately takes Wolfe down with a clothesline! Wolfe gets back up almost straight away and runs towards Hardy once again, but Jeff takes him with another clothesline and the resillient Wolfe gets back up again, repeating the routine of running at Hardy but this time ‘The Charismatic Enigma’ floors the Englishman with an arm drag! Jeff is beginning to build up momentum and Wolfe gets back up once again, receiving a kick to the mid-section from Hardy, and Jeff goes for the Twist Of Fate but Wolfe pushes Hardy away. However, that doesn’t pay off, as Jeff runs even further and jumps to the top rope, jumping off and taking out Wolfe with Whisper In The Wind! Hardy makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Wolfe kicks out!
Hardy gets back up and gets Wolfe, who hasn’t been able to get in any offence against Jeff yet, up to his feet, and Hardy lifts Wolfe up for a scoop slam but Wolfe lands on his feet behind Jeff and he lifts Hardy up, hitting him with an Atomic Drop, and he follows it up by lifting Jeff up onto the back of his shoulders and planting Hardy with a Samoan drop! Wolfe gets back to his feet and he takes Jeff’s arm, holding up and hitting it with a knee drop before repeating that manoeuvre twice more and subsequently getting Hardy in a headlock. If you’re not sure as to how much pressure Wolfe is applying to Jeff’s head and neck, then Wolfe’s face tells the entire story, as does Hardy’s; Desmond, with his teeth clenched, repeatedly turns up the pressure as he even lets out a slight smirk, whilst Jeff is visibly in pain and both of his arms are reached out as far as they can go, as he desperately tries to escape.
Jeff Hardy begins to slam his feet against the canvas repeatedly as the crowd begin to clap along and they chant ‘Let’s Go, Hardy!’ which is craftily countered, albeit a bit quieter, by a ‘Let’s Go, Wolfe!’ chant. Hardy continues to try to break out of this headlock and Jeff tries to fight to his feet as Wolfe tries to keep Hardy down but there’s no stopping ‘The Charismatic Enigma’ as he is now on his feet and he tries to shrug off Wolfe and as a result fight out of it, hitting Wolfe in the mid-section with elbow after elbow after elbow, not stopping until Wolfe staggers backwards, holding his ribs, and Hardy is now free. Wolfe tries to instantly recover by getting Jeff in a standing headlock but Hardy quickly pushes Wolfe away into the ropes and when Desmond comes running back, Jeff gets him in a front-facelock, lifts him up off his feet and into the air, and drops Wolfe on the canvas on his front! Hardy quickly turns Wolfe over and makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Wolfe gets the shoulder up! Jeff gets up and gets Wolfe to his feet, Irish whipping Wolfe into the corner of the ring and then running at him, but Wolfe counters with a simplistic boot to the face of Hardy, following it up by driving Jeff’s face into the canvas with a bulldog! Wolfe frantically makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Hardy kicks out! Wolfe gets Jeff back up and holds his hand, as Mr. Anderson, who is standing nearby is tagged into the match once again and Wolfe holds Jeff up as Anderson hits Hardy repeatedly with right hands until Wolfe leaves the ring as per the orders of the referee.
Mr. Anderson gets Jeff Hardy in a front face-lock and repeatedly knees Hardy into the mid-section whilst in this position, before grabbing Jeff’s arm and subsequently hitting Hardy with a swinging neckbreaker! Anderson makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Hardy gets the shoulder up! Anderson gets to his feet and turns Jeff over, taking Hardy’s right arm and laying it out on the canvas as he begins to repeatedly and relentlessly stomp on it, running off the ropes and bringing his weight onto the arm with a knee drop. Anderson stands over Hardy and gets Jeff’s arm in between his legs, holding onto his hand and looking at the crowd, smirking before falling backwards as Hardy’s arm is almost taken off! Jeff writhes in pain as he covers up his arm under his body, holding onto it and trying to shield it from Anderson who drags Jeff across the ring and towards the steel ring-post. Anderson then slides out of the ring and pulls Hardy further forward, taking his injured arm and about to drive it into the steel ring-post but Jeff slides out of the ring, preventing that from happening, and with his healthy arm he unloads on Anderson with left hands. Anderson begins to back-pedal and Hardy runs at him, but Anderson lifts Jeff up and drops him spine-first on the concrete floor with a back body drop!
Jeff Hardy lies motionlessly on the concrete floor and Mr. Anderson kneels over him, saying ‘You’re not gonna get out of this match by count-out by’ before getting him back up to his feet and getting him back in the ring, then re-entering the squared circle himself, hooking both of Hardy’s legs and expecting victory here, 1...... 2...... Fortunately, AJ Styles intervenes and breaks up the cover! The crowd cheer AJ as Mr. Anderson gets back up and runs at Styles, livid that the TNA World Heavyweight Champion broke up the pinfall there, but the referee comes between them, telling AJ to stand on the ring apron and telling Anderson not to go near him. Anderson glares at Styles for a few moments before turning on his heels and walking towards Jeff Hardy, getting Hardy to his feet and getting ‘The Charismatic Enigma’ in position for a Mic Check, but Hardy fights out of it after a few elbows to the cranium of Mr. Anderson, and literally within the blink of an eye, Hardy kicks Anderson in the mid-section and nails him with the Twist Of Fate!
However, Jeff isn’t able to capitalize on hitting his finishing manoeuvre as he lies motionlessly on the canvas and Mr. Anderson does as well a few feet away from him. Several moments later, Hardy begins to ever-so slowly crawl across the ring towards the corner where AJ Styles, who is desperate to re-enter the match, has his hand reached out, and eventually Anderson begins to gradually make his way over to the corner where Desmond Wolfe has his hand reached out as well. At a snail’s pace, Anderson tags Wolfe back into the match, and Hardy tags the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Styles back into the match as well! Both competitors, who are a whole lot fresher than Mr. Anderson and Jeff Hardy right now, enter the ring and AJ Styles and Desmond Wolfe, who started off this tag team contest as the legal men, begin to trade right hands rapidly, with neither man able to gain the upper hand in this exchange of blows, until Styles ducks out of the way of one of Wolfe’s attempted punches and AJ goes behind Wolfe, hitting him with a dropkick as the Englishman falls into the corner of the ring. Styles takes a handful of steps back before running across the ring and jumping into the air when a few feet away from Wolfe, nailing Wolfe in the back with a flying forearm!
Styles then follows it up with a Schoolboy, the match could end here, 1...... 2...... Wolfe kicks out! Both competitors get back to their feet, Styles getting back up before Wolfe, and Wolfe runs at AJ but ‘The Phenomenal One’ lifts Wolfe up and drops him down to the canvas with a back body drop. Holding his back in pain, Wolfe gradually gets back up again and AJ runs at him, hitting him with a flying shoulder tackle and making another pin, 1...... 2...... Wolfe gets the shoulder up! Styles, not wasting any time, gets Wolfe back up and tucks his head in between his legs, trying to lift Wolfe’s legs up so he can get in position to hit the Styles Clash but Wolfe keeps his feet on the ground and he lifts AJ up and drops him down with a back body drop, escaping from the predicament.
Wolfe then looks around the crowd, before giving the fans his signature two-fingered gesture which draws a lot of heat, and waiting for Styles to get to his feet. AJ gradually gets up, and Wolfe leans back in between the ropes, before charging at Styles, attempting his signature Jawbreaker Lariat, but AJ ducks out of the way of it and when Wolfe turns around to face AJ the TNA World Heavyweight Champion kicks him in the mid-section, lifts up his legs, and nails Wolfe with the STYLES CLASH!!! AJ then tags Jeff Hardy back in and Hardy climbs to the top rope, leaping off, and hitting Wolfe with the SWANTON BOMB!!! Jeff makes the cover, as Mr. Anderson has one foot in the ring, about to attempt to break up the pinfall, 1...... 2...... ANDERSON’S ALMOST THERE ... 3!!! Hardy and Styles pick up the victory!
Winners - AJ Styles & Jeff Hardy @ 16:39
‘Modest’ plays and Jeff Hardy gets to his feet as he has his hand raised by the refereee, as does AJ Styles, to a big pop from the crowd, but the winning duo don’t have long to celebrate, as Mr. Anderson jumps Hardy and Styles from behind! The cheers turn to boos as one of the losers of the match attacks the winners, as Hardy goes down and Anderson stomps away at him, throwing Styles through the ropes.
Tenay: Aww, come on! That sore loser Mr. Anderson’s attacking Hardy and Styles, somebody stop this!’
Then, Sting runs out and makes his way down the ramp, entering the ring and immediately going after Anderson, taking him down with a clothesline but then Samoa Joe runs down the ramp and attacks Sting! ‘The Icon’ is down and Joe stomps away at him whilst Anderson gets up and he and Wolfe, who has been helped by Anderson, continue to assault Styles, who has re-entered the ring but has been taken down by Joe, and Hardy.
Taz: Is anybody gonna help these guys?! They’re getting their asses kicked in there!
As soon as he says that...
‘Whole F’n Show’ blares out, AND THE CROWD GO ABSOLUTELY NUTS, AS ROB VAN DAM JUMPS OVER THE SECURITY RAIL AND CLIMBS TO THE TOP ROPE, FLYING OFF AND TAKING WOLFE DOWN WITH A KICK TO THE HEAD!
Tenay: OH MY GOD! THE HOTTEST FREE AGENT IN PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING, ROB - VAN - DAM, IS HERE, IN TNA!!!
Anderson runs at Van Dam, BUT RVD LAYS OUT ANDERSON WITH A ROUNDHOUSE KICK AND HE THEN RUNS OFF THE ROPES, HITTING ANDERSON WITH THE ROLLING THUNDER!!!
Taz: Wow! I thought these fans went crazy when Sting returned earlier tonight, BUT THEY ARE GOING ABSOLUTELY FREAKIN’ NUTS FOR VAN DAM, BABY, AND I CAN’T BLAME THEM ONE BIT!
Van Dam springs back up, and Samoa Joe runs at RVD but Van Dam wipes out Joe with a kick to the head and RVD then climbs to the top rope, making his ‘RVD’ gesture, BEFORE NAILING SAMOA JOE WITH THE FIVE-STAR FROGSPLASH!!!
Tenay: WHAT A MONUMENTAL MOMENT ON A MONUMENTAL NIGHT! ROB VAN DAM HAS ARRIVED IN TNA!’
‘Whole F’n Show’ plays again as Hardy, Sting and Styles get back up and all four men raise each other’s hands to close this historic Monday Night Impact.
Tenay: What a night this has been! Good night, everybody, and we will see you all again next Monday!
AJ Styles & Jeff Hardy def. Desmond Wolfe & Mr. Anderson @ 16:39
Sean Waltman def. Kevin Nash @ 1:21
Daniels won an X Division Open @ 17:46
D’Angelo Dinero def. Sean Morley @ 2:01
Matt Morgan def. Rob Terry @ 2:54
Generation Me def. British Invasion @ 4:37
Destination X Card:
No Holds Barred | Loser Leaves TNA | Kevin Nash Vs. Scott Hall
TNA World Tag Team Championships | Beer Money, Inc .Vs. Generation Me
05-11-2010, 09:19 PM
Join Date: Mar 2006
Re: Shocker Presents: TNA 2010 - The Revolution
Impact shifts to Monday nights. Nothing new, but definitely means that each show has to be that much better to really compete in the Monday night wars. Great buildup by the commentators. Not enough booker do this, and that's use the commentators correctly to hype and buildup shows. Good stuff.
Bischoff & Hogan opening the show is appropriate. Great comments from the both of them. Really liked the engine/fuel metaphor. You mistakenly put Nash instead of Hogan for one of the lines. No biggie. It might just be me, but I think Hogan's last line kind of sounds robotic. As a matter of fact, Waltman and Nash sounded weird right at the end of the promo. Plus, it was a rather abrupt way to end the promo. Promo kinda ended on a sour note.
British Invasion go from being tag champs to incapable of beating a new tag team within 48 hours. Huge turn of events. Not a bad way to open the show.
Seemed like a rather awkward promo from Young/Hernandez/Morgan, but their characters are tough to work with. Young rambled a bit in the middle there, but he needed to carry the promo. There's definitely something brewing here, but I can't put my finger on it yet. Morgan defeated Terry quite fast. Nice to see Terry jobbing. =P World Elite/Morgan&Hernandez feud? Looks likely. It's kind of filler-ish, but definitely good from a booking standpoint to keep these guys busy. Plus, it keeps the World Elite active instead of slowing dying out.
Don't think Kaz should have touched on the Joe match. Should have let it dwindle in the past unless there's more to the feud. Didn't really expect Kaz anywhere else other than in the X Title picture. Wouldn't mind a Daniels/Kaz feud tbh.
Wooooow. Sean Morley jobs to Dinero in what seems to be a squash match. Didn't see the gore coming. I guess the next contender for the global title is Rhino. Taz going "Gore! Gore! Gore!" made me laugh for some reason. I guess he's not really concerned with the title. Phenomenal storyline for him though. I like the idea of an "original" revolting back and getting some more favoritism.
Ouch. Kind of a rough promo with Anderson just because of the Monday Night Wars storyline. Don't like the idea of calling out Raw. The midgets and Z list celebrities thing was good though. Quite awkward for Anderson to kinda go face for a second there and get the fans to chant. lol @ the lights being off and Anderson still going at it. Sting was expected after the lights went out. Anderson/Sting is intriguing. Definitely didn't see it coming.
Not a fan of finishing moves being used repeatedly especially on a regular weekly show. Kaz was on a war path. I saw him and Daniels in the end, but I'm glad you didn't discredit former champ, Amazing Red, right away. Just like the pay-per-view, however, Daniels hit the Angel's Wings followed by a BME. Kind of repetitive.
Filler promo here. Nash/Waltman liking and disliking each other at the same time made this promo kind of awkward.
Waltman was destroyed. Didn't expect that. Nice filler MCMG moment there. And when I think Dinero/Rhino isn't going to happen; it turns out it is going to happen. Glad Dinero stood up for himself. Great stepping stone line btw. I don't think Bischoff would rather settle with a no holds barred instead of loser leaves town. I'll settle with it though.
I'm actually quite surprised that this main event didn't get that much hype. No promos from any of these men on this night. Great main event nonetheless. Styles/Hardy are on a roll, while Anderson and Wolfe are slipping. Fully expected the after match beatdown. Sting's involved in this too? This is where I'm confused. Lack of knowledge on the previous shows and this time in TNA could be the problem. Glad RVD's in this thread now, but I doubt Tenay would call him the hottest free agent in wrestling. Great way to end the show nonetheless.
All in all, a solid show. It was well booked (other than the little amount of hype for the main event) and organized. I felt the promos were a little inconsistent. I liked some more than others. Some lacked some length, but it's TNA so it's understandable. Definitely a well-written and well booked show. Storylines seem to have a nice foundation or have started with a nice foundation, which is what I appreciate in booking. Once again, great job!
05-12-2010, 07:47 AM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: Shocker Presents: TNA 2010 - The Revolution
The "CRUNK ROCK" Review:
Sorry I didn't get a chance to review the PPV, but I really enjoyed what I saw of it. I'm also glad you decided to keep this up, your WWE was cool, but this BTB was becoming one of my favorites and it's great to see it still going.
~ The Hulk/Bischoff opening promo was pretty much a must here on TNA's Monday night debut. However I didn't really think they talked enough about the move to Monday nights or anything big they had in store before jumping right into calling out Waltman and Nash. I might've instead had Bischoff and Hogan work the crowd and pimp the show for a while, then be interrupted by Nash and Waltman. The Band could talk about how they beat Hogan and his team last night and embarrassed The Immortal One, which could lead to Hogan and Bischoff making the "Loser Leaves TNA" match. I will say though, this is a clever way to get one of them out of your BTB.
~ Looks like you're really pushing the Bucks hard. I like that, but I really don't see them winning the titles at Destination X seeing as how Beer Money just won them. This match was a strong momentum builder though and it made Generation Me look fantastic, especially against the former champs.
~ Interesting development here. Eric Young approaching Hernandez and asking him to be in World Elite makes sense, but it's really hard to see World Elite as dominant since they've been on somewhat of a losing streak. Maybe Morgan could have brought that up? Morgan seemed pretty upset, and Rob Terry was apparently the scapegoat for his anger. Good squash match to further the World Elite/Mornandez angle. This may seem nitpicky, but I don't see why everyone's music had to play before they came out at the end. World Elite's made sense, but I think Hernandez would have been better to just run in. Hernandez seems loyal to Morgan now, but it'll be interesting to see how this unfolds from here. Still, the World Elite, Morgan, and Hernandez have something to do, so no problems here.
~ Kazarian's promo was good. It seems you have a plan for him in the X-Division. It's good that the rivalry with Joe is seemingly over, as both men could move on to bigger and better things. Perhaps Kaz will make a big impact in the X-Division Open?
~ Man, Morley gets no love in this thread XD Good win for The Pope. The Rhino run-in was unexpected, but his reason behind it made great sense. I don't look for the Pope to take this lying down, so this sounds like a very good basis for a Global Championship feud.
~ All I can say about the Anderson promo is "Wow". I seriously loved the heck outta this segment. First off, Anderson oozed arrogance despite coming off a loss the night before. As you pointed out, this is a guy who's been in TNA for a month and he's saying that the people would rather cheer him than AJ Styles and The Motor City Machine Guns? Even going as far as to call TNA "Total Nonstop Anderson". The zinger to Raw was great too, I'm not a big fan of TNA constantly bashing WWE, but since this has been the only mention of them so far (and it's a very in character move from Anderson) it just worked. Sting's appearance was one of those moments that I would mark out for on real TV. The way you wrote it really made it seem special, and Anderson still talking while the lights were out was freaking CLASSIC. I loved every bit of this segment.
~ The X Division open was pretty great. Kiyoshi had a strong showing in the beginning, but the real story of this match was Kazarian's dominance. His uses of the Flux Capacitor and Wave of the Future got a little repetitive, but other than that you did a great job making him look like a warrior. I'm glad it was Daniels who eliminated him and not just some random member of the X-Division, and having him kick out of the first BME was a nice touch. I expected it to come down to Daniels and Kaz, but Red deserved it as well for being the former champion. Daniels was the obvious win since he just won the title, but Kazarian looks like a legit threat.
~ Not much to say about the Waltman squash, other than it was a good way to get him out of TNA. the Guns bit at the end was gold. I was pleasantly surprised to see The Pope beat down Rhino, but I thought it was great especially the "Pope ain't a steppin' stone" line. Hall and Nash in a No Holds Barred Loser Leaves TNA match sounds fun.
~ Awesome main event. The length actually made it feel like a main event, which was terrific. The post-match beatdown was good. Sting running in to help the faces seemed kinda out of character for him, but I can see what you were trying to do with furthering Sting/Anderson. Joe running in was even more confusing since he has had nothing to do with any of those men in the previous weeks, but you might be going into a Joe/RVD feud since Joe was the one to eat a Frog Splash and he has been the one challenging new arrivals. RVDs debut was perfect, so good to see him in this thread. I could still use some explanation as to why Joe, and to a lesser extenet Sting, were involved, but I think you'll get to that as Anderson/Sting and possibly Joe/RVD progress.
OVERALL: Great show. There were some parts that were just ok, but you created a couple real mark out moments (Sting's apperance, RVD's debut). Some of the matches were to quick to be anything but obvious squashes, but the length of the X Open and the main event made up for that. I think you definatley showed that there is life still left in this thread. You have a lot of good angles and stories being set up, and I can't wait to see what happened next. 8.5/10
NOT REMOVING UNTIL:
All my unrealistic expectations of WWE and TNA are met...or I can actually get the ball rolling on a BTB project whichever comes first!
05-14-2010, 07:08 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Re: Shocker Presents: TNA 2010 - The Revolution
A preview for the next show should be up in the next few days, but here's some news.
Sean Waltman is indeed gone from TNA after losing to Kevin Nash on Impact, the company originally wanted to find a way to bring him back but Waltman opted to leave. Nash will face Scott Hall in a No Holds Barred Loser Leaves Town Match at Destination X, and that encounter won't be pretty, but it will most likely be Hall who loses and leaves TNA. If Nash does retain his place in the company, then he will most likely rekindle his alliance with World Elite leader Eric Young soon after.
A World X Cup is almost definitely happening in the Summer, most probably starting after Slammiversary and ending at Victory Road. TNA have apparently been in contact with recognisable names for the tournament such as Psicosis, Super Crazy and Tajiri, all former WWE Superstars.
The Motor City Machine Guns have been getting quite a push lately, and it is expected to continue at least until after Destination X. Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin will most likely re-enter the tag team division after that. TNA have signed Japanese professional wrestler Kazuchika Okada and over the next couple of months he will most likely be brought up, with a possible tag team being formed with fellow Japanese competitor Kiyoshi which could effectively introduce Okada to the World Elite, which Kiyoshi is a part of.
Furthermore, TNA have apparently been in talks with former competitors Jethro Holliday and Sheik Abdul Bashir and former Spirit Squad leader Ken Doane about possibly signing with the company. Elsewhere, TNA want to solidify Slammiversary as the biggest Pay-Per-View of the year and the King Of The Mountain Match will undoubtedly be a lot more star-studded with Superstars like AJ Styles, Desmond Wolfe, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Mr. Anderson, Rob Van Dam, Sting and Samoa Joe all floating around the main event scene. The venue for the event will be annnounced soon.
Last edited by Shock : 05-14-2010 at 07:11 PM.
05-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Re: Shocker Presents: TNA 2010 - The Revolution
TNA Monday Night Impact Preview For February 22nd, 2010
One week after the historic debut of Impact on Monday nights, TNA Wrestling returns to Spike TV for another weekly dose of non-stop action! Last week's huge show set the tone for the future of TNA, and this week, 'Mr. Monday Night' Rob Van Dam, who made his shocking debut last week, faces the obnoxious braggart Mr. Anderson in the main event! Can Anderson give RVD a proper 'welcome' to the family, or will Van Dam prevail in his in-ring debut? Tune in to find out!
Hulk Hogan promised last week that he would call out Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley this Monday night, but will Jarrett and Foley appear and confront Hogan? The duo definitely have a lot of answering to do!
Plus, we will hear from 'The Samoan Submission Machine' Samoa Joe! What will Joe have to say?
The Motor City Machine Guns have been on a roll since the start of the year, and they look to keep up their immense momentum when they face the most decorated tag team in professional wrestling today, Team 3D!
The word going around TNA is that Eric Bischoff is not happy with Rhino after 'The War Machine' hit the TNA Global Champion 'The Pope' D'Angelo Dinero with a devastating Gore last Monday night! Will the two come face-to-face?
Qualifying begins for the Ultimate Match at Destination X, and with five competitors set to challenge 'The Fallen Angel' Christopher Daniels for the TNA X Division Championship at the event, Brian Kendrick takes on Suicide in the first qualifying match!
'The Freak' Rob Terry faces his former British Invasion ally, Brutus Magnus! Which of these combatants will gain redemption from the other in an all-English war?
The TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money begin preparations for their title defence at Destination X, as they face Lethal Consequences!
See all of this by tuning into SpikeTV this Monday night at 9/8CT!
Confirmed For Impact:
Rob Van Dam faces Mr. Anderson!
Hulk Hogan calls out Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley!
The Motor City Machine Guns battle Team 3D!
'The Freak' Rob Terry squares off against Brutus Magnus!
Brian Kendrick and Suicide battle in an Ultimate X Qualifying Match!
Beer Money face Lethal Consequences!
05-19-2010, 05:24 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Re: Shocker Presents: TNA 2010 - The Revolution
TNA Monday Night Impact - February 22nd, 2010 - Orlando, Florida
Impact begins with a video package which recaps the events of last week’s historic Monday night episode, the main talking points of the night being Sting’s return at the expense of Mr. Anderson, and the stunning debut of the incomparable Rob Van Dam in TNA at the end of the show, clearing the ring until only he, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy and Sting remain as they all raise each other’s hands in the air to close the show.
Afterwards, ‘Change Me’ blares out and the opening credits to Impact play, before we enter the Impact Zone and fireworks ascend from the stage, as the camera pans the audience who are holding up signs of all shapes, sizes and colours, before we cut to ringside, where Mike Tenay and Taz are sat at the announce table as always to welcome us to tonight’s broadcast.
Tenay: Welcome to TNA Impact, everybody! We are seven days removed from the most important and eventful night in TNA history, a night where ‘The Icon’ Sting returned after a four-month absence and Rob Van Dam made a shocking but monumental arrival in the company! I’m Mike Tenay, alongside Taz as always, and tonight we could be in store for as many shocks and surprises as we were last Monday night!
Taz: We could well be, Mike, because tonight, Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley will appear on Impact for the first time in over a month, and we’ve got a huge main event, with Rob Van Dam making his TNA in-ring debut against the loud-mouth Mr. Anderson!
Tenay: Also tonight, the Motor City Machine Guns are in action against arguably the most decorated tag team in the history of professional wrestling, Team 3D.
Taz: Plus, Rob Terry squares off against his former British Invasion ally, the crafty and cunning Brutus Magnus!
Tenay: The TNA World Tag Team Champions are in action too, Beer Money take on Lethal Consequences.
Then, ‘Whole F’n Show’ plays and the crowd go wild as Rob Van Dam walks out, wearing a merchandise t-shirt over his ring-gear, and pleases the fans with his trademark pose as a big pyro explodes from the stage. Van Dam makes his way down the ramp, high-fiving some fans, and enters the ring, climbing to the second rope in the corner of the ring and performing his pose again before climbing back down and calling for a microphone, which he receives.
RVD: Man ... it is good to be in TNA.
Van Dam nods his head in agreement with his statement as the crowd cheer.
RVD: Last week I made my debut, I had one hell of a time doing it, and when I came through the crowd, came into the ring and kicked some asses, I don’t think I’ve ever had a better moment than that in my life, seriously.
More cheers for RVD.
RVD: And tonight, I’m against that dude Mr. Anderson-Anderson, and he can talk as much he wants about how he should be TNA World Heavyweight Champion, but seriously, it’s been done a million times before, and last time I checked, AJ Styles beat him clean.
The crowd applaud and some ‘RVD!’ chants suffice.
RVD: He’s got a lot to worry about, with Sting on his back, but believe me, it’s gonna be a lot worse when RVD’s feeling froggy, if you know what I mean, and after tonight, Mr. Anderson-Anderson will know that R... V... D has come to TNA.
RVD performs his signature taunt along with those words, as he gets more cheers.
RVD: I didn’t come here for the money or because TNA’s the flavour of the month, I came here to do what RVD does better than anything else, and that’s-
Van Dam is interrupted when ‘Hungry’ blares out and the cocky but talented Desmond Wolfe walks out onto the stage, one of his arms linked with the arm of his valet Chelsea and holding a microphone in his free hand.
Wolfe: That’s what, Rob? That’s what?
Heat for Wolfe from the crowd, who aren’t happy that he has interrupted RVD.
Wolfe: Oh, don’t mind me, keep going, please do.
RVD simply shrugs his shoulders, before continuing.
RVD: Alright... I came here to-
Wolfe: On second thought, no. Keep your gob shut, alright?
More boos for Desmond.
Wolfe: All of these people are nothing more than wankers and window lickers and I still fully stand by that...
Wolfe is cut off by a ‘Wolfe Sucks!’ chant which he doesn’t appear to approve of.
Wolfe: That won’t change my mind, y’know. As I was saying, I still stand by that but I will do them a favour and make you shut up, because knowing you, you’ll go on about ‘the good old days’ when you were wrestling in a bingo hall, as cliché as it is, and you had to change into your ring gear in some toilets, but that just goes to show that you’re not a good wrestler, and you don’t appreciate good wrestling just like all of these wankers, which is why you’re not successful.
RVD: Not successful? Dude ... I’ve been a World Champion. I’ve wrestled in front of over eighty-thousand people and sure, you might be a better ‘technical’ wrestler than me if that’s what you wanna call it, but RVD is still more successful than you.
Cheers for Van Dam, who smirks at the ovation he gets, but Wolfe is far from pleased.
Wolfe: Well let me tell you something, ‘dude’, that was all three or four years ago, a lot has changed since then. You’re almost fourty bloody years old for goodness sake, you’re just like people here like Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett, you just don’t know when to do the right thing and step out of the spotlight to make way for people like me who deserve to be the face of TNA, but you definitely don’t!
Heat for Wolfe.
Wolfe: So you can try and look as laid back as possible, Mr. Van Dam, and call me ‘dude’ and ‘man’, but I can see from here that deep down you’re bloody petrified of me.
RVD: Hmm ... maybe, man, maybe, but you’re up there, I’m here, maybe it’s because you can’t see very well all the way back there, so why don’t you come down to this ring, stand face-to-face with me, and say that again.
Wolfe shrugs his shoulders before he and Chelsea walk down the ramp and Wolfe enters the ring as Chelsea stands on the outside, and the Brit comes face-to-face with RVD.
Wolfe: I’ll say it nice and slowly for you; you ... are ... bloody ... petrified ... of ...
Wolfe isn’t given the chance to finish, though, as Rob Van Dam lays him out with a roundhouse kick! The crowd go wild and Van Dam then climbs to the top rope, looking to go for the Five Star Frog Splash, but Wolfe leaves the ring in the nick of time and he staggers up the ramp, holding his head with Chelsea in tow. ‘Whole F’n Show’ blares out again and Wolfe looks at RVD once more, who performs his pose to Wolfe before pointing at Desmond and giving him a thumbs-down, possibly a sign of things to come between these two...
Tenay: Wow! Rob Van Dam sends Desmond Wolfe packing with that kick to the head, and it’s like deja vu for Wolfe all over again!
Taz: You can say that again, Professor! When Jeff Hardy returned to TNA little over a month ago, Desmond Wolfe was the first to confront Hardy and he told him that he didn’t have a place here only for Jeff to send Wolfe running back to the locker room, and RVD’s done the same tonight!
Tenay: Van Dam is in action tonight against Mr. Anderson and he’s had a pretty good start to the night!
Backstage, Hulk Hogan is standing in his office, watching the proceedings of the show, along with Eric Bischoff.
Bischoff: Hmm ... we gonna do anything about it, Hulkster?
Hogan: Yeah ... next week, Desmond Wolfe’s going on-on-one with Sting, brother.
A surprised Bischoff looks at Hogan, before nodding his head and smirking, turning his attention back to the TV screen.
Tenay: Next week it’s gonna be Desmond Wolfe and Sting for the first time ever, the match in TNA for ‘The Icon’ in over four months! That’s gonna be one hell of a match!
Back on Impact, ‘Pomp And Consequences’ blares out and Lethal Consequences make their way out to a lukewarm ovation from the crowd. Consequences Creed and Jay Lethal walk down the ramp, high-fiving some fans, and enter the ring, Lethal pointing to the sky and twirling around in his unorthodox attire and Creed simply raising one hand in the air as the duo remove their entrance gear.
Then, ‘Take A Fall’ plays and the crowd pop for the TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money, who make their way out. Robert Roode raises his hands in the air and walks down the ramp behind James Storm who drives down to the ring on the Boozer Cruiser and Storm parks it before he and Roode enter the ring, unstrapping their titles from around their waists and giving them to SoCal Val, as we’re ready for this match to get underway.
Tag Team Match
Beer Money, Inc. Vs Lethal Consequences
The bell rings and Robert Roode and Jay Lethal start off the match, as they lock up in the middle of the ring and Lethal wrenches Roode’s arm, running into the corner of the ring and jumping to the top rope before walking across the ropes and rolling down to the canvas, taking Roode down with an arm drag! The crowd pop after that move as both competitors get back to their feet and lock up again, Roode getting Lethal in a standing headlock until he is pushed into the ropes by Lethal and when Roode comes running back, Jay lies down on the canvas as Roode jumps over him and rebounds off the other ropes, and Lethal springs back up, going for a forearm smash but Roode ducks it and gets Lethal in a dragon sleeper hold before planting ‘Black Machismo’ with a reverse DDT! Roode makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Lethal gets the shoulder up. Roode, not too surprised that he kicked out, gets Lethal back to his feet and Irish whips him into the corner of the ring where James Storm is stood on the ring apron, tagging in Storm as they double Irish whip Lethal into the ropes and Storm gets down on one knee behind Roode as Lethal comes running back and Roode hits him with a back body drop as Lethal lands back-first on Storm’s knee! Storm makes the pin, 1...... 2...... Lethal kicks out again. Storm gets ‘Black Machismo’ back up and hits him with some right hands, running off the ropes and going for a clothesline but Lethal ducks out of the way and then takes ‘The Tennessee Cowboy’ down with a dropkick!
Jay Lethal crawls across the ring and tags Consequences Creed into the match, and Creed is on fire, as James Storm gets back up only to be taken down by a clothesline from Creed and Creed then runs across the ring, taking Robert Roode off the ring apron with a stiff right hand! Storm gets back up again and charges at Creed, but Creed kicks Storm in the mid-section and gets him in a front face-lock, lifting Storm off his feet into the air and planting him with a suplex! Creed gets back up to his feet and quickly climbs to the top rope, flying off the top and hitting Storm with an elbow drop before making the cover, 1...... 2...... Storm gets the shoulder up. Creed gets Storm back to his feet, hitting him with punch after punch from both right and left hands until Storm is hanging against the ropes and Creed then clotheslines Storm over the ropes, taking both competitors out of the ring and onto the ramp in a heap! Both Creed and Storm eventually get back to their feet and they exchange blows on the entrance ramp until Storm gains the upper hand and he throws Creed over the ropes and back into the ring. Storm calmly swings his leg over the middle rope and steps back into the squared circle and he tags Robert Roode into the match, who enters the ring and picks up where Storm left off, stomping away at Creed and getting on top of him, pummeling him with blows to the cranium before turning him over and locking him in a one-leg boston crab as the crowd get behind Creed, clapping their hands repeatedly whilst others chant ‘Let’s Go, Creed!’ which is countered by ‘Let’s Go, Roode!’ and Creed reaches his hands out, slowly edging across the ring before making it to the ropes, much to Robert Roode’s behest.
Robert Roode gets Consequences Creed to his feet and kicks him in the mid-section, lifting him up in position for the Pay-Off, but Creed slips out of it and dropkicks the back of Roode as he goes staggering into the corner of the ring where James Storm is stood on the ring apron, and Creed tags Jay Lethal back into the match as Roode tags Storm back in as well, and both competitors charge at each other, Roode missing a clothesline as Lethal grabs onto Roode’s head and hits him with a monkey flip, sending Roode flying across the ring! Lethal makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Roode gets the shoulder up! ‘Black Machismo’, not wasting any time, gets Roode back to his feet and kicks Roode in the mid-section, planting him with a snap suplex before climbing to the top rope and pointing to the sky, twirling his finger around, before going for the diving elbow drop, but ‘The Wall Street Wizard’ rolls out of the way a split-second before Lethal can execute the elbow drop! Both competitors lie motionlessly on the canvas for several moments until they get back up and they exchange blows, as Roode Irish whips Lethal into the ropes and Roode bends over, preparing for a back body drop as Lethal comes running back, but Jay counters it into a sunset flip and he pins Roode, 1...... 2..... 3-No! Roode kicks out at the last second! Both competitors quickly get back to their feet and Lethal goes for a kick to Roode, but Roode catches Lethal’s leg and spins him round, kicking Lethal in the mid-section, and planting ‘Black Machismo’ with the Pay Off! Roode quickly makes the cover as Consequences Creed enters the ring to break it up, but is held back by James Storm, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Winners – Beer Money @ 6:35
‘Take A Fall’ plays and Robert Roode gets to his feet as he and James Storm have their hands raised by the referee and they are handed their TNA World Tag Team Championships, to a good pop from the crowd. Roode and Storm raise each other’s hands aloft before they leave the ring and Storm gets on the Boozer Cruiser with Roode standing on the back, as the victors of the contest drive up the ramp, Storm drinking a beer and Roode holding both Tag Team Titles with his arms outstretched.
Tenay: The TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money pick up the victory in a great match with Lethal Consequences who were very unfortunate not to win this match, as James Storm and Robert Roode gain good momentum going into their match with Generation Me at Destination X with the gold on the line, and Generation Me have the chance to gain some momentum next week on Impact as they face Team 3D, who are in action tonight against The Motor City Machine Guns!
Taz: I love tag team action, Mike, and that match right there was a prime example why every wrestling fan should! Beer Money versus Generation Me at Destination X is gonna be, dare I say it, off the hook!
Tenay: And coming up next, Brutus Magnus faces his former British Invasion ally Rob Terry, plus our main event is still to come, with Rob Van Dam, who we’ve already seen tonight in a confrontation with Desmond Wolfe, squaring off against Mr. Anderson!
Taz: Also, we hear from ‘The Immortal’ Hulk Hogan as he calls out Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley, and the first Ultimate X Qualifying Match will take place, with Brian Kendrick taking on Suicide.
Backstage, ‘The War Machine’ Rhino is walking down a corridor, breathing heavily and looking rather tense as the crowd give him a mixed reaction upon his appearance. Then, a backstage worker comes running up to him.
Worker: Rhino, Mr. Bischoff wants to see you in his office.
The worker looks startled by Rhino, who stares at him whilst still breathing heavily.
Rhino: I’m on my way.
Rhino storms out of the shot, as we go into a...
Back on Impact, Eric Bischoff is sat in his office when Rhino walks in.
Rhino: You wanted to see me?
Bischoff, not looking pleased, stands up.
Bischoff: That’s right, Rhino. Y’see, I’m not exactly thrilled about your actions last week when you attacked D’Angelo Dinero, who is this company’s Global Champion for crying out loud!
Rhino: Can’t please everybody.
Bischoff: True, but I’m your boss, so it should be a priority of yours to please me or else I’ll fire your ass if you don’t. The guy’s the Global Champion, and I don’t wanna deal with any crap because the title has to be vacated.
Rhino: Well I’d make a much better Global Champion than that wannabe pimp.
After that, Bischoff appears to have an idea.
Bischoff: Y’know what? I want you to prove that to me. Next week, on Impact, you’re gonna have a match. And if you win that match, then you’ve got a title shot against Dinero at Destination X, but only because I know what you can do, and if you do it well then you can be a valuable asset to this company. Happy?
Rhino nods his head with a sly smirk on his face.
Rhino: More than you could imagine.
‘The War Machine’ walks out of the shot as Bischoff sits back down and we cut to the ring.
Back on Impact, ‘Invasion’ plays and Brutus Magnus walks out, accompanied by Doug Williams to heat from the crowd. Magnus and Williams, the two members of the British Invasion, make their way down the ramp and enter the ring as they both perform their signature pose and wait for their former ally, and Magnus’ opponent, to arrive.
Then, ‘Big Time’ blares out to a lukewarm reception from the crowd and Rob Terry walks out, flexing his muscles as a pyro goes off before making his way down the ramp and entering the ring, climbing to the second rope in the corner of the ring and flexing his bulging muscles once again before climbing back down and standing in the corner of the ring opposite to his former British Invasion associates Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams.
Brutus Magnus Vs. Rob Terry
The bell rings and Brutus Magnus and Rob Terry circle each other around the ring for several moments, not taking their eyes off each other, before locking up. Magnus is clearly overpowered by Terry, who brings his former ally to his knees using his immense strength, but Brutus is able to counter it when he fights his way to his feet and kicks Rob in the mid-section, hitting the big man with some right hands before attempting an Irish whip, but Terry counters it as he pulls Magnus in and flattens him with a clothesline! The crowd pop as Rob yells at Magnus to get up and when he does, Terry wrenches his arm and Irish whips Brutus into the corner of the ring, subsequently running towards him with only bad intentions, but Magnus moves out of the way as Terry fails to meet his target and Brutus then rolls him up, 1...... 2...... Terry kicks out. Magnus gets up and gets Rob to his feet, trying to lift Terry up for a scoop slam but Rob fights his way out of it, sending Magnus back-pedalling with a stiff elbow and when Magnus regains his composure and runs towards his opponent, Terry lifts Magnus up in a Gorilla press, and unceremoniously drops him chest-first to the canvas! Rob, looking fired-up, jumps up and down, yelling at Magnus to get up again, and eventually impatience gets the better of Terry, as he gets Brutus up to his feet and lifts him onto his shoulders in position for a Running Powerslam, but Doug Williams, Magnus’ tag team partner and Terry’s other former associate, climbs onto the ring apron and distracts Terry, giving Magnus time to slip off the big man’s shoulders, and Brutus runs off the ropes and charges at Terry, but Rob counters, throwing Magnus into Williams who falls off the ring apron and crashes face-first into the guard rail!
The crowd cheer as Brutus Magnus looks down at Doug Williams with a look of shock on his face, and when he turns around, Rob Terry grabs Magnus by the throat with both hands and lifts him off his feet and into the air before slamming Magnus to the canvas! The crowd pop as Terry makes the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Winner – Rob Terry @ 4:02
‘Big Time’ plays and Rob Terry gets to his feet as he has his hand raised by the referee to a pop from the crowd. Terry pulls away and stands over Brutus Magnus with a smirk on his face whilst Doug Williams struggles to his feet on the outside, but then the rest of the World Elite, Eric Young, Homicide and Kiyoshi run down the ramp and enter the ring, attacking Terry! The crowd boo as Terry is taken down and the trio stomp away at him, but then Hernandez and Matt Morgan rush to the ring, as Young, Homicide and Kiyoshi quickly leave the squared circle, climbing over the security rail and exiting through the crowd!
The crowd cheer Hernandez and Morgan as they help Rob Terry to his feet and raise both of his hands in the air whilst Magnus leaves the ring and slowly walks up the ramp with Williams.
Tenay: A huge victory for Rob Terry over Brutus Magnus, and before Terry could suffer the consequences of that win at the hands of the World Elite, Hernandez and Matt Morgan were on hand to make sure such a thing didn’t happen to ‘Big Rob’!
Taz: Rob Terry gained a hell of a lot of respect with that victory over a guy like Brutus Magnus, especially me for one, and obviously he’s gained respect from Hernandez and Matt Morgan!
Tenay: Does this mean that Hernandez and Matt Morgan are fully back on the same page? After all, there were slight signs last week of dissention in the ranks after Morgan caught the leader of the World Elite, Eric Young, talking to Hernandez backstage about joining the World Elite, even though Hernandez wasn’t even considering accepting Young’s offer!
Taz: You don’t know that, Professor, Hernandez never gave Young an answer...
Backstage, Christy Hemme is standing by with a microphone, next to the X Division Champion, Christopher Daniels.
Hemme: Hello, TNA fans, I’m Christy Hemme and standing with me is the X Division Champion, Daniels, who not only won the title from Amazing Red at Against All Odds eight days ago but retained the title in an X Division Open last Monday night.
A smirking Daniels nods his head, rubbing his title which is over his shoulder.
Hemme: Daniels, you will once again defend the X Division Championship next month on March 21st at Destination X in one of the most high-risk matches ever devised in TNA, the Ultimate X match against three other competitors, and one of them will be determined tonight when Brian Kendrick faces Suicide. Do you have any words to say to Kendrick and Suicide?
Daniels: As a matter of fact, I do. Kendrick, you came into TNA thinking you were hot stuff, that you were bigger than the X Division, but you haven’t done a damn thing so far, and don’t even think about counting your win against me because that was thanks to that worthless tool Amazing Red...
Heat for Daniels after his comments about Red.
Daniels: ... Plus, you know you can’t beat me one-on-one. And Suicide, the highest you’ve ever got is when people thought you were me dressed under a stupid costume, well I don’t need to hide under a costume, I’m the face of the X Division, not the face of a damn video game, although any video game I'm in always sells. I’m gonna suggest to both of you that you don’t wear yourselves out, because no matter which one of you wins and competes in the Ultimate X Match, and no matter who the other two guys are, the result is going to be the same, and ‘The Fallen Angel’ will still be the X Division Champion, because I am the face of the X Division, I am the heart and soul of the X Division and I am the only guy that deserves to be the X Division Champion. And that’s the gospel.
Daniels glances at his X Division Championship, before walking out of the shot to a mixed reaction.
Back on Impact, Suicide is already in the ring, as ‘Coming Alive’ fades out on the P.A. System.
Then, ‘I Have A Plan’ blares out to a mixed reaction from the crowd and Brian Kendrick walks out, not wasting any time as the brash high-flier paces down the ramp and enters the ring, throwing his white jacket out of the ring and preparing for this Ultimate X Qualifying Match.
Ultimate X Qualifying Match
Brian Kendrick Vs. Suicide
The bell rings and Brian Kendrick and Suicide lock up, as both competitors try to push each other into opposite corners of the ring until Suicide forces Kendrick into the corner and Kendrick then kicks Suicide in the mid-section, going over him with a sunset flip and nipping up to his feet, turning around and taking Suicide down with an arm drag. Suicide gets back to his feet and runs at Kendrick, who ducks down and tries to take Suicide down to the canvas with a back body drop, but the masked high-flier lands on his feet behind Kendrick and hits Brian with a Russian leg sweep! Suicide makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Kendrick gets the shoulder up. Suicide gets up and gets Kendrick to his feet, wrenching his arm and going for a hip toss, but Kendrick counters, landing on his feet and he fights out of the predicament after some elbows to Suicide’s cranium and Kendrick runs off the ropes towards Suicide, hitting him with a dropkick which takes Suicide down! Kendrick gets back up and immediately bombards Suicide with stomps, then running off the ropes and quickly planting a knee drop onto Suicide’s skull before making the cover, 1...... Suicide quickly kicks out. Kendrick gets up and quickly gets Suicide to his feet, hitting him with a few right hands before sending Suicide into the corner of the ring with an Irish whip. Kendrick runs at Suicide and jumps onto him in position for a monkey flip but Suicide counters and pushes him off, as Kendrick falls on his back to the concrete floor! It takes several moments for Kendrick to get back to his feet and when he is back up, Suicide regains his composure on the top rope, before jumping off, and taking out himself and Kendrick with a cross body! The crowd pop and chant ‘TNA! TNA! TNA!’ as the two X Division competitors lie motionlessly on the floor until both re-enter the ring on the count of nine, beating the ten count of the referee, and they get back to their feet, exchanging blows.
Both men then backpedal and run off the ropes, charging at each other, and they both hit each other with clotheslines, as Suicide and Brian Kendrick go down once again. Moments later, the two X Division competitors are back on their feet and Kendrick kicks Suicide in the mid-section, running off the ropes and hitting him with a neckbreaker! Kendrick makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Suicide gets the shoulder up. A frustrated Kendrick gets to his feet and stomps away viciously at Suicide, then climbing to the top rope, but he takes a while to gain his composure up there, and during that time Suicide gets to his feet and he quickly climbs to the top rope with Kendrick, taking Kendrick off the top rope and down to the canvas with an arm drag! Both competitors land on the canvas with a thud, and Suicide frantically crawls across the ring, hooking Kendrick’s leg and making the cover, 1...... 2...... Kendrick kicks out! Suicide gets Kendrick to his feet and gets him in a front face-lock, lifting Kendrick off his feet and into the air in position for a suplex, but Kendrick forces his weight backwards and Suicide begins to back-pedal, as Brian takes advantage and escapes out of the predicament, landing on his feet on the ring apron. Suicide turns around to face Kendrick, but as soon as he does, Kendrick hits Suicide with a kick to the head and a disorientated Suicide spins around, barely staying on his feet, as Kendrick then climbs to the top rope, and hits Suicide with a missile dropkick!
Instead of making the cover, Brian Kendrick takes Suicide by the legs and locks him in a Boston crab, pressing his knee against the back of Suicide’s skull and repeatedly ramming his knee into his opponent’s cranium. The crowd get behind and begin to clap their hands, chanting “Suicide! Suicide! Suicide!” which is countered by a chant of “Let’s Go, Kendrick!”, and Suicide reaches his hands out in desperation, trying to get to the ropes, and with his last bit of energy, Suicide edges across the ring and makes it to the ropes! Kendrick refuses to let go, and he continues to apply the submission until a split-second before the five count by the referee and he furiously stomps away at Suicide, getting to his knees and hitting Suicide in the back with repeated clubbing blows. Kendrick gets Suicide to his feet and he Irish whips him against the ropes, attempting a clothesline but Suicide ducks out of the way of it and runs off the opposite ropes, coming back towards Kendrick and nailing him with a spinning heel kick! Suicide makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Kendrick gets the shoulder up! Suicide doesn’t waste any time, as he gets Kendrick straight back up to his feet and gets Kendrick’s leg on top of his head, going for the Suicide Solution, but Kendrick luckily lands on his feet behind Suicide and when Suicide turns around, Kendrick kicks him in the mid-section, grabs him by the neck, runs up the turnbuckles in the corner of the ring, and connects with Sliced Bread #2! Kendrick quickly makes the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Winner – Brian Kendrick @ 7:48
‘I Have A Plan’ blares out to a mixed reaction and Brian Kendrick gets to his feet, raising his hands in the air in jubilance as he has advanced to the Ultimate X Match at Destination X next month. Kendrick climbs to the top rope with a grin on his face and motions around his waist, saying that he will become X Division Champion on March 21st before leaving the ring and walking up the ramp, victorious on this night.
Tenay: Both competitors gave it their all in that match, but in the end it was Brian Kendrick who picked up the victory, and now Kendrick advances to Destination X to compete in the Ultimate X match!
Taz: If that performance from Brian Kendrick is anything to go by, Professor, then March 21st could well be Kendrick’s night!
The camera cuts backstage, where the X Division Champion Daniels is watching on a TV monitor with a smirk on his face, as he holds his title over his shoulder.
Backstage, Hulk Hogan is walking down a corridor, wearing shades, a black vest and black pants, presumably on his way to the ring.
Tenay: There’s Hulk Hogan, and he’s on his way to the ring to call out Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley! When we return, we’re entering the second hour of the show, so make sure to stay with us here on Impact!
Back on Impact, the camera is set at the announce table, where Mike Tenay and Taz are sat.
Tenay: Welcome back to Impact, everybody, this is Mike Tenay alongside Taz and we’re now in the second hour of Impact so thank you to everyody who has stuck with us, but now let’s take you through what has happened in the show so far.
Footage of Rob Van Dam promo and confrontation with Desmond Wolfe airs.
Taz: To kick off the night, we heard from ‘Mr. Monday Night’ Rob Van Dam after he made his TNA debut last week, but Desmond Wolfe took exception to RVD, telling him that he had no business in TNA and deep down Van Dam is petrified of him, but when Van Dam told Wolfe to say that to his face and he did, RVD sent him packing with a swift kick to the head and almost hit a Five Star Frog Splash for good measure, but Wolfe got away, and then we heard from Hulk Hogan that next week here on Impact, Desmond Wolfe will go one-on-one for the first time ever with ‘The Icon’, Sting!
Footage of Beer Money’s victory over Lethal Consequences now comes up.
Tenay: The TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money squared off against Lethal Consequences and pulled out the victory, giving them some momentum going into their title defence against Generation Me, who will be in action next week against Team 3D, at Destination X!
Footage of Rob Terry’s victory over Brutus Magnus, and what happened after the match.
Taz: Rob Terry picked up a huge victory against his former British Invasion ally Brutus Magnus, and before Eric Young, Homicide and Kiyoshi could do some damage to Terry, Hernandez and Matt Morgan were on cue to make sure that didn’t happen!
Footage of Brian Kendrick’s victory over Suicide, advancing to the Ultimate X Match at Destination X.
Tenay: Brian Kendrick defeated Suicide to advance to the Ultimate X Match for the X Division Championship next month at Destination X, but now, let’s hear from ‘The Immortal’ Hulk Hogan!
‘Rockhouse’ blares out to a big pop from the crowd and Hulk Hogan walks out, performing some poses as he makes his way down the ramp and fireworks explode from the stage. Hogan enters the ring and leans against the ropes, motioning for the cheers to get louder which they do and Hulk gives the fans a thumbs-up before taking a microphone.
Hogan: Y’know ... things in TNA have been going pretty damn well so far, brothers. We’ve got some of the biggest names in the business competing in this very ring...
Cheap pop from the crowd.
Hogan: We’re on Monday nights...
Hogan: And everybody’s gettin’ the word about TNA, brothers. Y’see, me and Eric Bischoff came to TNA for a number of reasons; like, all of the young talent that’s here that can be huge stars, and the big names that were already here, and two of those names... were Jeff Jarrett...
Mixed reaction for Jarrett.
Hogan: ... And Mick Foley.
Another mixed reaction for Foley.
Hogan: I’ve known Mick and Jeff for a long time, and I always thought that they’d be the kind of guys that would welcome change to TNA, but obviously I was wrong so Mick, Jeff ... I wanna talk to you guys, so c’mon, get down here.
Several moments pass, and there is no response. Hogan doesn’t seem to be very happy about it, and he looks like he is about to give up hope, when ‘My World’ blares out to a mixed reaction and Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley walk, with expressionless looks on their faces. Jarrett and Foley walk down the ramp and enter the ring, both taking microphones and coming face-to-face with Hogan.
Hogan: Alright, thanks for being here, guys. Look, I know both of you said that you quit and you weren’t gonna come back, but you’re both still under contract and telling me that you quit isn’t enough, ‘cause if you really wanna leave, then you’ll have to sort that out with Dixie. I just wanna know ... why? Why did you suddenly fall of the radar for a month, and then come back to go against me and TNA?
Jarrett steps forward, and has a heated stare-down with Hogan, before speaking.
Jarrett: Hulk... I’m only gonna say this once, so listen up; don’t you ever say to me that I’ve gone against TNA, you got it?
Hogan, looking confused, shrugs his shoulders before nodding his head.
Jarrett: I started at the bottom of the barrel with TNA, and I took this company to heights nobody thought I could take it, but you could never do that, Hulk. I didn’t make this company ‘cause I wanted to be cool, or I wanted to make headlines, it was because I love this business!
Pop for Jarrett after he says that.
Jarrett: Almost eight damn years of hard work has all gone down the drain thanks to the selfish pricks that you and Eric Bischoff are, Hulk. You come in and take all of the credit from me and every single guy that has walked in and out of the TNA doors.
Foley nods his head in agreement with Jarrett.
Jarrett: You and Bischoff don’t have a damn clue about anything, Hulk, and you can say as much as you like that you guys have changed since you took Ted Turner’s money, used it to wipe your own crap in WCW and killed that company all by yourselves, but just by looking at you, Hulk, I can tell that you haven’t.
Foley now steps forward.
Foley: Y’know, Hulk, when Jeff was saying that and I was agreeing with him, I saw you looking at me like I was some kind of hypocrite. Well let me tell you, I came to this company with good intentions unlike you, I didn’t have a big press conference at Madison Square Garden, I didn’t sit on my ass for three months so I could rake in the money TNA was getting from the announcement, I got right into the thick of things and I wanted to make a change, Jeff agrees with that, andevery single guy in that locker room agrees with that.
A ‘Foley! Foley!’ chant starts up in the crowd.
Foley: When my time is up and I don’t belong here anymore, I will gladly walk out of TNA and never come back, because I have a family at home to care for, but I know that you won’t. Hell, you don’t even have a functioning family anymore! Your wife has left you, your son’s life is falling apart and you are falling apart too, Hulk! I look at you and I look at what this company has become, and I can clearly see that you and Bischoff want to get this company to the point where you can pick up where WCW left off before Vince McMahon put it out of its misery, and if you can’t remember what it was like, then lemme' put it this way for you, Hulkster, it was a pile of crap!
Hogan stares at the ground, not looking at Foley.
Jarrett: Y’know what, Hulk? I’m glad our contracts haven’t ripped up into shreds, because me and Mick, we’ve decided we’re gonna stick around, because we’re smart enough to know that if we leave, we’ll be even more responsible for the demise of this company than you and Bischoff, because we’re the only guys with the balls to stand up to you.
Mixed reaction for Jarrett.
Jarrett: You can try and embarrass us, you can put the entire roster against us, you can make us clean the toilets, but we are gonna keep going and fight for every single guy that’s ever stepped into this ring, because you and Bischoff make us sick to our stomachs.
Foley: You need to know when to quit, Hulk. You’re fifty-six years old, for crying out loud! I’m only fourty-four and I know that my time in wrestling is coming to an end, but you need to realize that, because you’re trying to re-live the past but if you do that then TNA is only going to go down. If you wanna re-live the past then watch some videos of the 1980’s, but don’t re-live it at the expense of guys that love professional wrestling and don’t have commercials or worldwide popularity like you!
Hogan presses the microphone to his lips and thinks of what to say for several moments, before speaking.
Hogan: I’m sorry you feel that way, guys, but c’mon, I want TNA to get to the top, I know that some of the stunts I pulled and the crap I made in WCW was wrong, but if you really want this company to succeed, then you need to be on board with me and Bischoff. Me and Eric are just like you, we’re employees here, so c’mon.
Hulk extends his hand to Foley and Mick looks around the crowd who are giving a mixed reaction, before looking at Hogan and shaking his head, leaving the ring. Hulk then turns to Jarrett, who holds his hands up and then leaves the ring, walking up the ramp with Foley.
Tenay: Hulk Hogan wanted to make peace with Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley, but all he got was what Jarrett and Foley would consider the truth.
Taz: I really don’t know what to think, Mike, I’ve got all the respect in the world for Hogan but I’ve got just as much for Foley and Jarrett, and Jeff is the one guy responsible for us being here today.
Tenay: Still to come, ‘The War Machine’ Rhino is in action, the Motor City Machine Guns face Team 3D and Rob Van Dam faces Mr. Anderson!
Back on Impact, ‘War Machine’ blares out and Rhino walks out, raising his hands in the air as fireworks explode before making his way down the ramp and entering the ring, posing once again for the crowd before standing in the corner of the ring, waiting for his opponent.
Then, ‘Down In The Catacombs’ plays and Abyss walks out to a pop from the crowd. ‘The Monster’ throws his arms out as fireworks explode and he walks down the ramp, entering the ring and preparing for this match.
Abyss vs. Rhino
If Rhino wins this match then he gets a Global Championship opportunity against ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero next month at Destination X, and despite the size of his opponent tonight, Rhino isn’t put off, as he doesn’t back down from Abyss and gets in quite a lot of offence in the opening stages of the contest. Half-way through the match Abyss builds up some good momentum as Rhino seems to be losing steam but eventually he builds it back up again and when Rhino escapes from the grasps of ‘The Monster’ when he attempts a chokeslam, ‘The War Machine’ nails Abyss with a Gore!! Rhino quickly makes the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Winner – Rhino @ 4:39
‘War Machine’ plays and Rhino gets to his feet as he doesn’t let the referee raise his hand, instead raising his own hands above his head and motioning around his waist that he will become the TNA Global Champion at Destination X. However, whilst Rhino is celebrating his victory, the man he Gored last week, D’Angelo Dinero, jumps over the security barricade and enters the ring, and when Rhino notices him they begin to trade blows! The crowd cheer as Rhino and Dinero go at it and the crowd are behind ‘The Pope’ who begins to gain the upper hand as he hits Rhino with consecutive right hands and ‘The War Machine’ staggers into the corner of the ring, turning back to Dinero, and ‘The Pope’ looks around the Impact Zone, nodding his head with a smirk on his face, before running across the ring, and nailing Rhino with the Dinero Express!
‘Catholi-Funk’ blares out and the crowd cheer as D’Angelo Dinero stands over Rhino and spreads his arms out, looking up with a grin on his face, before reaching into his pocket and revealing a wad of cash, which he holds up for all to see before laying it on Rhino’s chest and leaving the ring, high-fiving the fans as he makes his way backstage.
Tenay: Rhino thought he got away with what he did to D’Angelo Dinero last Monday night, well he was wrong! ‘The Pope’ has well and truly got his revenge!
Taz: I’ve known Rhino a long time, Professor, but he got what he deserved from our Global Champion, ‘The Pope’, right there, baby!
Tenay: Still to come tonight, it’s Rob Van Dam against Mr. Anderson, but I simply cannot wait for next week’s main event; Desmond Wolfe and Sting for the first time ever!
Taz: It’s gonna be one hell of a match, and one hell of a night next Monday!
Backstage, Mr. Anderson is in his locker room taping his wrists and then the camera cuts to Rob Van Dam’s locker room, where RVD is stretching his legs, with one leg on one chair and one on the other, whilst reading a comic book.
Tenay: There are the two men that will go one-on-one, tonight on Impact!
Back on Impact, ‘Nation Of Violence’ plays and Samoa Joe walks out, to a mixed reaction from the crowd, carrying his Feast Or Fired briefcase. Wearing a black merchandise t-shirt and jeans, the no-nonsense Joe makes his way down the ramp and enters the ring, taking a microphone from SoCal Val on the outside of the ring and immediately getting down to business.
Joe: Y’know, I would continue my open challenge to any new TNA acquisition or unsigned talent but ... that’s not gonna happen.
Mixed reaction from the crowd.
Joe: A lot of you will ask why, but to answer all of your questions I will simply hold up this, and all of your questions will be answered.
Joe holds up his Feast Or Fired briefcase he has in his hand, before lowering it again.
Joe: This ... is my Feast Or Fired briefcase which I won two months ago at Final Resolution, and it guarantees me a TNA World Heavyweight Championship match whenever I want. I’ve had a lot of opportunities to use it, I could have used it at Genesis, or the week after that, or the week after that and so forth, but no, that’s not good enough for me, that World Title is the biggest prize in this industry and I’m not gonna win it by beating somebody who’s already been beaten up enough, because that doesn’t give me the satisfaction that I want.
Murmurs amongst the crowd, as Joe continues.
Joe: Not only do I want to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, but I wanna decimate AJ Styles while doing so.
Mixed reaction for Joe.
Joe: That TNA World Heavyweight Championship has been away from me for far too long, and I’m gonna take it back next month on March 21st at Destination X.
The crowd cheer, happy that they’ll see AJ vs. Joe at the Pay-Per-View.
Joe: I could have cashed it in tonight, or next week, but there isn’t a more fitting stage than Destination X, because that night it’s gonna be the showcase of the X Division, and it was in the X Division where I had my big break here in TNA, and it was in the X Division where I had one of the greatest matches in TNA history with AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels in 2005 at Unbreakable.
Pop from the crowd.
Joe: So at Destination X, it’s gonna be me and AJ back in the ring again, and I’m gonna become the TNA World-
Joe is cut off when ‘Gold Metal’ plays and Kurt Angle walks out, to a big pop from the crowd. Wearing a black blazer and pants and a blue shirt and tie underneath, Angle walks down the ramp and enters the ring, taking a microphone.
Angle: Hold on a second, Joe, just hold on.
Joe shrugs his shoulders and mouths ‘Alright’, allowing Angle to talk.
Angle: I think some of these people, and some of the guys in the back, especially me, are questioning the fact that you’re using that Feast Or Fired briefcase. I mean, it doesn’t take much to get a briefcase down from a pole and leave the ring with it, and that doesn’t sound like what a TNA World Heavyweight Champion would do. If I were you, I’d prove yourself to these TNA fans and show the whole world that you DESERVE to face AJ Styles at Destination X.
Cheers from the crowd, who agree with Angle.
Angle: Apparently I’m not able to challenge for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship this year, but c’mon, Joe, you know as well as everybody else in the back and all of these TNA fans, that penalty shouldn’t be in place because Ric Flair SCREWED me out of the title at Genesis.
Heat at the mention of that incident from the crowd.
Angle: So, how about-
Angle is interrupted when ‘Get Ready To Fly’ blares out and the crowd go wild as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles walks out and joins in! Styles, holding his coveted title over his shoulders, walks down the ramp and enters the ring, taking a microphone and immediately beginning to speak.
Styles: Alright, I think we need to sort this out. Kurt, you deserve to be in contention for my TNA World Heavyweight Championship and Joe, you’ve already earned your shot.
Angle and Joe both nod their heads in agreement with AJ.
Styles: So this is what I think should happen; next week, right here live on Impact ... we have Kurt Angle versus Samoa Joe...
Big pop from the crowd.
Styles: With that Feast Or Fired briefcase on the line ... in a LADDER MATCH!
Huge pop from the crowd, who would love to see that match.
Styles: How about it?
Angle: Alright, but if I win, I’m using it at Destination X, and I’m gonna become the TNA World Heavyweight Champion, OH IT’S REAL ... IT’S DAMN REAL!
Lukewarm pop from the crowd, as AJ nods his head.
Joe: The only thing that’s gonna be real for you, Kurt ... is me ripping your head off next week. Be ready.
‘Nation Of Violence’ plays and Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle have a heated stare-down as AJ Styles quietly leaves the ring, walking up the ramp as Joe and Angle talk trash to each other.
Tenay: Wow! If Wolfe versus Sting next week wasn’t enough, then we’re also gonna have Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe in a Ladder Match with Joe’s Feast or Fired briefcase on the line!
Taz: Next week is gonna be off the hook, I can feel it, Professor!
Tenay: Speaking of ‘off the hook’ RVD and Mr. Anderson is still to come tonight, plus coming up next, the Motor City Machine Guns are in action against Team 3D!
Back on Impact, ‘Watch Out, Watch Out’ is playing as Team 3D are standing in the ring, and it soon fades out on the P.A. system as Brother Ray and Brother Devon both simultaneously make their signature symbol with their fingers for the crowd.
Then, ‘Motorcity’ blares out to a huge pop from the crowd and Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin, the Motor City Machine Guns, make their way out, both wearing black hooded leather jackets. Sabin and Shelley walk down the ramp side-by-side and make gestures to the camera before entering the ring and both climbing to the second rope in opposite corners of the ring, posing for the fans before climbing back down and preparing for their match with Team 3D.
Tag Team Match
Motor City Machine Guns vs. Team 3D
The Motor City Machine Guns, who have been on a roll so far this year since associating themselves with Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall to fight The Band, Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett, have a decent match with Team 3D, one of the most decorated tag teams in professional wrestling today. In the opening stages, Brother Ray and Brother Devon who tag in and out rather frequently in the opening stages of the match, are unable to keep up with the pace of the contest as they cannot contain the high-flying offence of Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin, but when they slow down the pace of the match to their liking, they take control, until Sabin turns it around after almost fully knocking Devon’s lights out with an enzuiguri, and after that it’s plain sailing for the ‘Machine Guns, who soon finish off Team 3D after Shelley hits Ray with the Shellshock and pick up the victory!
Winners – Motor City Machine Guns @ 5:27
‘Motorcity’ plays again and Alex Shelley gets to his feet as he and Chris Sabin have their hands raised by the referee to a big pop from the crowd. Sabin and Shelley take a moment to pose for the crowd following their victory before leaving the ring, walking up the ramp.
Tenay: An impressive victory for The Motor City Machine Guns, and- whoa, whoa, we have some developments in the back, get a camera back there!
Backstage, Kevin Nash and Scott Hall are fighting, and the two former best friends exchange stiff right hands until Nash renders Hall inanimate with a knee to the mid-section and he hurls Hall into a stack of wooden boxes! The boxes fall to the floor as Scott lies back holding his gut and Kevin walks over to him, stomping at him a few times before getting him up but Hall begins to fight back and he sluggishly hits him with recurrent blows, until Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan run into the picture and Hogan gets between them.
Hogan: Cut it out! I can easily cancel the match at Destination X and fire BOTH of you right now, brothers!
Mixed reaction, as Nash takes a step back.
Nash: Hey, Hulkster, don’t point that finger at me, man, Scott was the one who decided to attack me from behind!
Hall: ‘Ey, that’s B.S.!
Bischoff: I don’t give a crap about ‘who started it’, you sound like little children and I’m not gonna stand for it! You’re wasting our time and the fans’ time, so save it for the Pay-Per-View!
The screen fades with Bischoff and Hogan standing between Hall and Nash and we then have a split-screen; on one side, Rob Van Dam is walking down a corridor in his ring gear, on his way to the ring, and on the other side, RVD’s upcoming opponent, Mr. Anderson, is walking towards the squared circle as well, wearing a ‘Wrestling is real, people are fake’ sleeveless shirt over his ring-gear.
Tenay: There are our two competitors in the main event, Rob Van Dam and Mr. Anderson, it’s gonna be a huge match, and it’s coming up next!
Back on Impact, ‘Mic Checked’ blares out and the lights go out in the arena, until a large spotlight shines down on the stage and there stands the ever-so cocky Mr. Anderson. He looks around the audience with a look of disgust, before briefly turning around to show the fans the back of his sleeveless shirt which says ‘People are fake!’ and then reaching up for his signature microphone... but instead of receiving a microphone, STING’S SIGNATURE BLACK BASEBALL BAT REELS DOWN FROM THE CEILING!
Anderson is surprised to say the least at what he has seen and he goes to grab the baseball bat but it barely misses his grasps as it reels back to the ceiling and moments later, Anderson’s microphone comes down and he grabs it, not in a very good mood at all after that as he makes his way down the ramp and into the ring still holding his microphone.
Anderson: Seriously, whoever set up that whole baseball bat thing ... not cool, alright? And if it’s you, Stinger ... oh, boy ... you’ve just signed your career away with your own ... frickin’ ... blood.
Heat for Anderson, who shakes his head before continuing.
Anderson: But, onto more important matters ... I weighed in this morning at two-hundred-and-fourty-six pounds ... I hail from, GREEN – BAY – WIS – CON – SINNN ... MISSTTAAHH ... ANNDDEERSSOON!!!!!
Anderson then climbs to the second rope and holds his microphone up before pressing it to his lips and whispering:
Anderson: (Whispering) Anderson.
Anderson lets go of the microphone as it reels back up to the ceiling and KA climbs back down to the canvas, waiting for his opponent to arrive.
Then, ‘Whole F’n Show’ plays and the crowd go wild as Rob Van Dam makes his way out, performing his ‘RVD’ taunt whilst looking directly at Mr. Anderson before walking down the ramp and entering the ring, climbing to the second rope and doing his taunt again for the fans, then climbing back down and standing in the corner of the ring opposite Anderson, looking calm and laid-back as always.
Mr. Anderson vs. Rob Van Dam
The bell rings and Mr. Anderson and Rob Van Dam, smirking at each other, circle each other around the ring for several moments, trying to get in each other’s heads, before both jumping into the lock-up at the same time. After a few moments of trying to over-power each other, Anderson wrenches RVD’s right arm and then kicks Van Dam in the mid-section, still holding RVD’s right arm as he tries to do some damage to it by repeatedly driving his elbow into it and he then Irish whips Van Dam into the ropes. RVD comes running back towards Anderson and the brash loud-mouth goes for a clothesline but ‘Mr. Monday Night’ ducks out of the way of it and when Anderson turns around, RVD hits him with a standing spinning heel kick, taking Anderson down to the canvas! A shocked Anderson frantically backs into the corner of the ring whilst on the floor as Van Dam taunts by performing his ‘RVD’ taunt which gets a lot of cheers from the crowd before Anderson gets back to his feet and the two competitors lock up again. They soon break it up and they begin to trade right hands, as Rob Van Dam begins to gain the upper hand in the exchange, but as soon as he does, Anderson brings him back down to Earth with a kick to the mid-section, and he gets RVD in a front face-lock, lifting him off his feet up into the air and hitting Van Dam with a suplex. Anderson then makes the cover, somewhat optimistically, 1...... 2...... RVD gets the shoulder up. Mr. Anderson gets back to his feet and he walks rings around RVD, stomping on him whenever he pleases, before getting Van Dam’s right arm he began to work on earlier in the match and putting it in between his legs, falling backwards as RVD’s arm sustains more damage and the commentators discuss Anderson’s tactics and both agree that Anderson should go after the part of the body that Van Dam uses most frequently and is most lethal in his arsenal – the legs.
It is almost as if Mr. Anderson heard Mike Tenay and Taz say that, because a few moments later, Anderson begins to work on Rob Van Dam’s legs, bringing out his left leg and running off the ropes to plant a knee drop onto it before doing the same thing with RVD’s right leg. Anderson subsequently takes both of Van Dam’s legs and turns him over, locking RVD in a Boston Crab as Van Dam reaches both of his arms out, writhing in agony as he tries to make it to the ropes but to no avail, as ‘The Whole F’n Show’ is stranded in the middle of the ring. Anderson continues to apply the pressure, and that is clear to see on his face, as Anderson looks like a crazed madman whilst he shouts ‘C’mon, Rob! Tap out!’ and repeats the words ‘Tap out!’ over and over again, but RVD refuses to quit and Anderson’s words seem to spur Van Dam on, as in desperation he begins to gradually edge his way across the ring and eventually RVD makes it to the ropes! Van Dam clutches onto the ropes for dear life as Anderson refuses to release the Boston Crab until just before the count of five, when Anderson finally lets go, and he then gets RVD to his feet, getting Van Dam in position for the Mic Check but RVD fights out of it and when he ducks out of the way of a wild right hand swung by Anderson, Van Dam wipes out Anderson with a roundhouse kick to the skull! RVD looks around at the cheering fans in the Impact Zone before performing his signature ‘RVD’ pose and running off the ropes, rolling across the canvas and hitting Anderson with Rolling Thunder! Van Dam makes the cover, 1...... 2...... Anderson kicks out!
For the next few minutes, the high quality of this Impact main event is more than maintained, as Mr. Anderson and Rob Van Dam continue to go at it with neither man gaining a clear advantage in this contest, and the end of this match comes when Mr. Anderson gets RVD to his feet after hitting him with a powerslam and subsequently making the cover afterwards only for Van Dam to get the shoulder up on the count of two. Anderson slowly lifts RVD up onto the back of his shoulders, in position for his signature finishing manoeuvre, the Green Bay Plunge, but then...
THE LIGHTS GO OUT IN THE IMPACT ZONE!!!
The crowd pop and they go nuts when ‘Slay Me’, the entrance theme of Mr. Anderson’s newly-found nemesis Sting plays and after several moments the lights come back on in the Arena ... and Anderson is laid out on the canvas, and RVD is standing on the top rope! Van Dam, who has a huge grin on his face, performs his ‘RVD’ pose for the crowd who cheer even louder, before nailing Mr. Anderson with the FIVE-STAR FROG SPLASH!!! Van Dam holds his mid-section tightly after hitting that manoeuvre, but he hooks both of Anderson’s legs, making the cover, 1...... 2...... 3!!!
Winner – Rob Van Dam @ 10:53
‘Whole F’n Show’ blares out to a big pop from the crowd and Rob Van Dam, visibly exhausted from that match, slowly gets to his feet as he has his hand raised by the referee whilst making his ‘RVD’ pose with his free hand. Van Dam climbs to the second rope in the corner of the ring and raises both of his hands above his head in jubilance following his victory over Mr. Anderson on his TNA in-ring debut on Impact before leaving the ring and walking up the ramp, high-fiving the fans.
The camera cuts backstage where Desmond Wolfe is standing in his locker room with Chelsea in the background, and he is shaking his head at the sight of a victorious Rob Van Dam, muttering ‘Just wait until next week, Rob ... just you wait’...
Tenay: A huge match and a huge victory for Rob Van Dam on his TNA in-ring debut thanks to intervention at the end of the match presumably from Mr. Anderson’s rival ‘The Icon’ Sting and next week, Wolfe goes one-on-one with Sting, and Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe square off in a death-defying ladder match, with Joe’s Feast Or Fired briefcase guaranteeing a TNA World Heavyweight Championship match anytime, anywhere, literally hanging in the balance! Goodnight, everybody, and we’ll see you next Monday night for another enthralling edition of Impact!
*End Of Show*
Rob Van Dam def. Mr. Anderson @ 10:53
Motor City Machine Guns def. Team 3D @ 5:27
Rhino def. Abyss @ 4:39
Brian Kendrick def. Suicide @ 7:48
Rob Terry def. Brutus Magnus @ 4:02
Beer Money def. Lethal Consequences @ 8:35
Destination X Card:
TNA World Heavyweight Championship | AJ Styles (c) Vs. Samoa Joe OR Kurt Angle
No Holds Barred | Loser Leaves TNA | Kevin Nash Vs. Scott Hall
Ultimate X | TNA X Division Championship | Christopher Daniels (c) Vs. Brian Kendrick Vs. ??? Vs. ??? Vs. ??? Vs. ???
TNA Global Championship | D’Angelo Dinero (c) Vs. Rhino
TNA World Tag Team Championship | Beer Money (c) Vs. Generation Me
Next Week’s Impact Card:
Desmond Wolfe vs. Sting
Ladder Match | Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe
Last edited by Shock : 05-19-2010 at 05:28 PM.
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