Re: TNA: 'Cause Stone Cold Said So!
January 7th 2010
Impact opens up with a long video focusing on the impending debut of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. The video features small interviews with Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett, Mike Tenay, and Kurt Angle on their thoughts about Stone Cold as well as Stone Cold talking about joining TNA. The video was quite long, playing up how important an Impact this will be, being one of the most historical Impacts in company history. Once the video finishes, Impact cuts to a brand new opening video, featuring Stone Cold, as well as a new theme song. Once that’s finished, the camera cuts to the ring area, the pyro goes off and the show officially begins.
The camera pans over the entire arena, obviously trying to emphasize the fact that this is only the second time in TNA history that Impact has been on the road.
The camera eventually makes it all the way around to the announcer’s desk where Mike Tenay and Taz welcome everyone. They give the rundown of the show, including hyping up the Ultimate X match and Knockouts Gauntlet match which will take place later on.
Once Mike Tenay and Taz finish the rundown, the music of TNA President Dixie Carter begins to play. Dixie makes her way out of the entrance tunnel and down to the ring to a pretty good reaction from the crowd.
Dixie starts off by welcoming everyone to this historic Impact. She thanks the fans in attendance at the Reliant Arena as well as those fans watching around the world. She says TNA has come a long way in such a short amount of time. “From a company that everyone said would fail right away, to a national TV with Spike TV, to signing some of the biggest stars in the business like Sting and Kurt Angle. Tonight TNA takes another huge step; a step that we all hope will take us to that next level. Tonight, one of the biggest names ever in not just the wrestling business but in the entertainment business as well makes his TNA Impact debut. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado please welcome to TNA Impact, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin!”
The crowd comes unglued when the familiar glass shattering sound is heard and the familiar theme song begins to play. Once Stone Cold steps out of the entrance ramp, the crowd gets even louder. Stone Cold pauses on the top of the entrance ramp for a while, looking over the fans and taking the moment in. He eventually begins to make his way down to the ring. Once in the ring, he poses for the fans in all four corners before shaking Dixie’s hand. Dixie hands him the microphone and then leaves the ring.
Stone Cold pauses for a moment as the crowd chants “Austin!” “Austin!” “Austin!” The camera shows several Austin 3:16 signs in the audience. After about thirty seconds he finally begins to speak.
“Oh HELL YEAH!”…..”You know, when I first started thinking about the idea of joining TNA wrestling, I was a little skeptical. Being where I am in my career, the thought of having to start a whole new adventure and not knowing where it would end up honestly scared me a little bit. But as I sat home and the more and more I thought about it, I came to the conclusion that I had to do it. Being a veteran in this business, I owe it to the young up and comers to do everything in my power to make sure that for their generation the business is alive and thriving but let’s face it, the business is in the shitter right now. The other company has formed a monopoly and is slowly but surely beginning to tear the wrestling business apart. Again, as I was sitting at home I came to the conclusion that for the wrestling business to get back to the levels it was in 1990’s, TNA needs to succeed and grow and the only way it’s going to do that is with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. So I called Dixie back, I signed the contract and here I am, in Houston, Texas on Impact! As I was brainstorming ideas for my vision of TNA, there were two things that came to mind. First thing, there is nothing like a live wrestling show. A taped show, ehh, it just doesn’t do it for me. So I said to Dixie, “Dixie, I don’t care how much money it costs, I don’t care how we do it but from now on, Impact needs to be live every single week.” And you know what she said? She said, “Stone Cold, that’s a great idea!” So from now on, TNA Impact will be live every Thursday night!
The crowd continues to cheer, and Mike Tenay and Taz can’t believe it. Stone Cold continues.
“The second idea has to do with the current TNA roster. I am sick and tired of wrestlers who are just handed championship opportunities because of who they are or who they know, that’s not how it’s going to happen in Stone Cold’s TNA. No, from now on, if you want a title shot, you are going to have to earn it by impressing me. This is about finding out who’s the best…”
Just as Stone Cold is finished, he is interrupted by the music of Kurt Angle. The lights go dark and out from under the entrance ramp arrives the Olympic gold medalist. Kurt’s pyro goes off and he begins to make his way down to the ring. As you can suspect, Stone Cold does not look too happy about being interrupted like that.
“Well Steve, long time no see, how you been?”
Stone Cold doesn’t respond, he just stares at Kurt as Kurt continues talking.
“Well I heard what you had to say about the best earning the title shots and I thought I’d just come out here and say look no further when looking for a world heavyweight championship #1 contender. In fact, just save yourself the trouble and name me the #1 contender now because let’s face it, I’m the only one worthy.”
“This little interruption aside, if you are indeed the best option for the #1 contender spot, then your in-ring work should show it. I really should say hell no to giving you the title shot but you are an Olympic gold medalist and a former TNA World champion so I am still going to give you a SHOT. In fact, I am putting you in the main event tonight.”
“Really? Sweet. Against who?”
“I am not going to tell you. If you are truly the best, then you should have no problem.”
Stone Cold’s theme music begins to play and he extends his hand towards Kurt. Kurt looks at him, not too sure what to do or what to think about what has just happened but Kurt extends his hand right back and the two shake. Just as they break apart, Stone Cold surprisingly hits the Stunner on Kurt! Kurt is left motionless on the ring apron as someone from the outside starts to toss beers in to Stone Cold. The camera cuts to commercial as Stone Cold continues with the beers.
Match #1: Beer Money vs. LAX vs. Motor City Machine Guns
Coming back from commercial it is time for the very first match of the evening, a three way tag team bout between Beer Money, the Latin American Xchange, and the Motor City Machine Guns. LAX is the first team to come out to the ring. As they are walking down the ramp, Mike Tenay and Taz are joined by the TNA World Tag Team Champions, Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams. Mike Tenay also explains that whoever wins this match will earn themselves a title shot against the champions at Genesis. Following LAX to the ring are the Motor City Machine Guns and last but not least is the team of Beer Money.
Homicide, James Storm, and Alex Shelley begin the match in the ring. Right away James Storm and Alex Shelley begin attacking each other while Homicide just sits and waits. This goes on for a few seconds before both Storm and Shelley notice Homicide just standing there and they go to attack him. Homicide is able to fend off Shelley but he has trouble against the larger Storm. Storm backs Homicide into a corner and begins to pound on him. While Storm is working on Homicide in the corner, Alex Shelley has gotten to his feet. Shaking the cobwebs off, Shelley launches himself at both Storm and Homicide, sandwiching them in the corner. Shelley tags in Chris Sabin who then irish whips Shelley right back towards Storm and Homicide, sandwiching them in the corner once again. Chris Sabin grabs Homicide up off the ring apron and begins to go to work. With Homicide still dazed, Sabin is able to quickly wear him down with his fast paced offense. Sabin is even able to get a pin attempt in but only is able to get a two count since James Storm was able to lunge at them at the last second and break it up. While James Storm and Chris Sabin begin to square off again, Homicide sneaks past them and tags in Hernandez. Hernandez comes in like a freight train and just begins leveling all competitors. He picks Chris Sabin up for the Border Toss but Chris is able to fight his way out and even manages to get Hernandez down on the apron. With Hernandez down, Chris takes the opportunity to tag back in Alex Shelley. Shelley initially takes his time to decide who to attack before attacking the man who’s been in the match the longest, James Storm. Storm appears rather worn down and Shelley is easily able to wear him further down rather quickly. After a few seconds Shelley goes for the pin attempt but only gets a two. At this time, Hernandez has stood up and Shelley notices. Shelley decides to forget about Storm and focus on Hernandez. This turns out to be a mistake as Hernandez is ready for Shelley. The two square off. However Shelley is no match for Hernandez who quickly over powers him. This continues for quite a while before out of nowhere James Storm hits the super kick on Hernandez! Seeing a perfect time to finally tag in Robert Roode, Storm goes for it. Roode enters the match and goes right for Alex Shelley. Robert Roode gets on a roll quickly. Strike after strike knocks Shelley down. Roode even hits the Double R spine buster on Shelley and it looks like he may get the win but just as Roode goes for the pin, Hernandez once again wakes up and breaks up the attempt. Hernandez pulls Roode off Shelley and he begins attacking him. After a few seconds of this, Hernandez irish whips Roode over the top rope and out of the ring. Feeling pretty proud of himself, Hernandez takes time to taunt the fans. Just as the fans are booing him, out of nowhere Shelley hits a super kick of his own on Hernandez. This time he’s down and out. Sensing the end is near; Shelley quickly tags in Chris Sabin who immediately climbs to the top rope, jumps off, and lands right on top of the motionless Hernandez for the 1, 2, 3!
Winners: Motor City Machine Guns
Following the end of the match, the Guns celebrate in the ring as the British Invasion, who is still at the announcer’s desk, stand and applaud. Homicide grabs his partner Hernandez and the two begin walking back towards the locker room. The Guns and British Invasion soon follow, leaving only Beer Money at ringside. Robert Roode seems to be having a hard time getting up. While James Storm is attending to his partner, out of nowhere the lights go out. Nobody is too sure what’s going on until a very loud “WOOOOOO!” is heard over the loud speaker. The crowd erupts as the lights come back on and “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair is standing on the entrance ramp! Beer Money immediately pops up and their eyes get as big as can be as they stare at the 16 time world champion. Beer Money and Flair continue to stare each other down as the camera cuts to the back.
Cutting to the backstage area, a sort of new member to the TNA broadcast team, Don West is with the founder of TNA, Jeff Jarrett.
First things first, Don asks Jeff for his thoughts on “Stone Cold” Steve Austin debuting in TNA. Jeff says that he’s very happy and very proud that TNA has come to the point where they were able to sign one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. “I remember how big the signing of Kurt Angle was for us but no offense to Kurt, Stone Cold is just on a whole other level.” Don then asks for his thoughts on Stone Cold basically running TNA now. “Again no offense, but TNA is my child, my baby and I hope to god Stone Cold knows what he’s doing because if I sense he’s doing anything to harm TNA, there’s going to be hell to pay.”
Jeff then excuses himself and walks off camera as it cuts to commercial.
Coming back from commercial, Impact immediately cuts to the announcer’s desk where Mike Tenay and Taz are still in shock over the arrival of Ric Flair. Tenay and Taz show the video over and over again and they still can’t believe it. They are interrupted by Jeremy Borash who is beginning to announce the start of the next match.
Match #2: Alissa Flash vs. Angelina Love vs. Awesome Kong vs. Daffney vs. Hamada vs. Madison Rayne vs. ODB vs. Velvet Sky – Knockouts Gauntlet Match
Turning their attention back to the action in the ring, Mike Tenay and Taz explain the rules of this Knockouts Gauntlet Match. Two knockouts will begin the match in the ring for two minutes and then after that, a new Knockout will enter the ring every ninety seconds. The way you are eliminated is by being thrown over the top rope. Once the final two Knockouts have been determined, it becomes like a normal match where a pinfall or submission wins. Whoever wins this match will be going on to Genesis to face Tara for the Knockouts Championship. First Knockout to the ring is ODB, followed by Hamada.
Two of the toughest Knockouts in the division begin this match in the ring. They immediately lock up in the center of the ring. The more technically sound Hamada manages to get the upper hand. Hamada hits several quick arm drags, trying to wear ODB down early. Sensing she better try to get ODB over the top rope before the next Knockout enters the match, Hamada tries to move ODB closer to the ropes but she won’t budge. ODB is able to battle her way back to her feet as the clock ticks down to zero.
Entrant #3: Daffney
The unorthodox Daffney enters the ring and immediately launches herself right at both ODB and Hamada, knocking them down. This move caught both of them off guard. Daffney tries picking Hamada up off the ring apron and tossing her over the ropes but she won’t budge either. Hamada is smart enough to realize what is going on and lands a few strong punches to Daffney which daze her enough to allow Hamada back to her feet. Hamada then positions Daffney right near the ropes and begins to attempt to toss her over. Daffney holds on with all her strength. Once ODB gets to her feet, she joins Hamada in trying to toss Daffney over. The two almost get Daffney over as the clock ticks to zero.
Entrant #4: Madison Rayne
The third member of the Beautiful People enters the match and joins ODB and Hamada in trying to eliminate Daffney. ODB does not seem to want her help however, as she immediately elbows Madison in the face. This dazes Madison just enough for ODB to quickly grab her and toss her over the top rope!
Eliminated: Madison Rayne
At this point, Daffney has managed to crawl back into the ring after fending off Hamada. Daffney and Hamada begin to square off as ODB just stands in the corner and watches, waiting for the next entrant.
Entrant #5: Alissa Flash
Seeing a “worthy” opponent about to enter the ring, ODB readies herself. Once Alissa enters the ring, ODB immediately runs at her and tackles her, furiously pounding on her head with punches. Alissa tries to protect herself but ODB is relentless. Meanwhile, Daffney has turned the tables on Hamada. Daffney now has Hamada teetering on the ropes. Daffney tries and tries but Hamada is just too strong, she won’t budge. ODB continues attacking Alissa Flash and Daffney continues trying to eliminate Hamada as the clock ticks down to zero.
Entrant #6: Angelina Love
Hoping to fare better in this match than Madison Rayne did, Angelina takes her time entering the ring and when she finally does, she avoids all the other Knockouts when possible. The other Knockouts seem to not even notice her; they are too busy with their own little feuds to care. Alissa Flash has managed to fight her way to her feet but ODB continues the assault. Hamada has gotten back into the ring and continues the fight with Daffney. The whole time, Angelina just stands in the opposite corner of the ring, waiting for the next Knockout to enter the match.
Entrant #7: Velvet Sky
Breathing a sigh of relief that her best friend is now in the match with her, Angelina Love can now get a little braver and start trying to eliminate the other Knockouts. The two members of the Beautiful People talk over the plans before doing anything. Meanwhile, Hamada has Daffney once again on the ropes. Daffney begins flailing her hands all over, hoping to land a punch on Hamada. She succeeds and Hamada leaves her alone. Daffney then tries to climb back into the ring. Seeing a perfect opportunity to strike, the Beautiful People run at Daffney and together they eliminate her!
Feeling pretty proud of themselves, the Beautiful People take a small amount of time to taunt the audience and celebrate their small victory. This small amount of time was all Hamada needed. With a surge of energy and a powerful close line, Hamada eliminates both members of the Beautiful People at once!
Eliminated: Angelina Love & Velvet Sky
The Beautiful People can’t believe it and neither can Hamada for that matter. Angelina and Velvet try to plead their case to the referee but the referee doesn’t budge in his ruling. The Beautiful People continue trying to argue until they see who the last entrant in the match is.
Entrant #8: Awesome Kong
The Beautiful People immediately go running when they see Awesome Kong come down to the ring. Once Awesome Kong enters the ring, she wastes no time. ODB tries attacking her but she is simply no match. Awesome Kong knocks her down, picks her up, and tosses her over the top rope like she’s nothing.
The crowd, as well as Hamada and Alissa Flash, are all in awe at how quickly Awesome Kong eliminated ODB. Knowing they’ll need to team up in order to eliminate her, Alissa and Hamada both attack Awesome Kong together. They actually manage to back her into a corner for a little while but this is just a minor setback for Kong. With a surge of energy, Awesome Kong tosses Hamada to nearly the other side of the ring. She then grabs Alissa Flash, picks her up, and tosses her out of the ring, just like she did to ODB.
Eliminated: Alissa Flash
Knowing that her chances in this match just dwindled down to nearly nothing, Hamada fights back against Awesome Kong anyway. Surprisingly, the quickness of Hamada is enough to get Awesome Kong down on the mat! When Awesome Kong stands back up, Hamada hits a powerful running drop kick on her which backs Awesome Kong up against the ropes. Awesome Kong appears dazed but this turns out to be a false front. Just when Hamada comes charging at her, she stands up, grabs Hamada by the throat, choke slams her down and covers her for the 1,2,3!
Winner: Awesome Kong
Following the match, the referee tries to raise Awesome Kong’s hand but Kong scares him away. She doesn’t take any time to acknowledge the crowd or the camera following her victory, she just simply starts to head back to the locker room.
Before the camera cuts to commercial, it quickly cuts to the backstage area where Kurt Angle is being attended to after he was the victim of a Stone Cold Stunner.
Don West tries to ask Kurt for his thoughts on what happened earlier. Kurt doesn’t say much, he just responds by saying that he’s going to make Stone Cold pay for humiliating him like that. Don then tries to ask Kurt about his upcoming match against Stone Cold’s mystery opponent. Kurt fires back with “I don’t care who he puts in my way; I’m going to humiliate whoever it is the way Stone Cold did to me.”
Kurt Angle then pushes Don West away. Sensing he better not press it any farther Don West walks away as the camera cuts to commercial.
Coming back from commercial, Impact cuts to the backstage area where Bobby and Kristal Lashley are apparently trying to find Stone Cold.
Kristal is asking every stage hand and backstage person she can find “where is Stone Cold?” Nobody seems to know and as this goes on, Kristal gets angrier and angrier. She starts yelling, “Stone Cold, Stone Cold, Bobby would like to talk to you.” Eventually the Lashleys run into “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero who is sitting backstage, apparently reading a book. Kristal approaches the Pope and asks him if he knows where Stone Cold is. Pope doesn’t answer that question, rather he immediately stands up and gives Kristal the “hey beautiful” look. Pope begins hitting on Kristal as she tries to get him to answer her question. Growing tired of Pope, Kristal calls over her husband Bobby and Pope immediately backs off. Pope politely says that he does not know where Stone Cold is. The Lashleys then turn to walk away. As they are turning away, Pope slaps Kristal on the behind and immediately runs away. Both the Lashleys get very angry but do nothing as the camera cuts back to the ring area.
Cutting back to the ring area, the sound of Matt Morgan’s theme song is heard. Matt Morgan approaches the ring dressed in street clothes, with a microphone in hand.
“First of all, I’d like to say how awesome it is to be working with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin for the very first time! He was one of my favorites growing up and he still is a favorite of mine to this day. With that being said, having not worked together before, he may not be that familiar with my work so I thought I’d come out here today and explain to him and to all you who exactly I am. I am “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan, I am the DNA of TNA. I am the biggest and baddest big man in wrestling today. I am better looking and better built than any big man that has come before me and any that will come after me. Frankly, I can’t think of any big man in the history of wrestling that could even come close to beating me. To quote a famous Canadian, I am the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.”
The crowd boos that quote but Matt just laughs it off. Matt then motions he is about to start speaking again when he is interrupted by the music of “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash. Nash gets a pretty good reaction from the crowd as comes to the ring.
“You think you’re the best? Boy I was whipping pieces of shit like you in this ring while you were still in diapers. How many world championships have you won in your time, huh? Oh yeah that’s right, none! And you think you’re the best looking big man in the business, hey they don’t call me “Big Sexy” for nothing.”
“No offense “Pops”, but your days as “Big Sexy” are long gone. And secondly, you are correct that I have never won a world heavyweight championship in my career but I would much rather earn my title when I finally do win it than winning the title because of who you know! Your whole career has been nothing but games and backstabbing, without that you’re nothing! You may think you’re all big and tough but I can guaran-damn-tee you that I could have beaten you back then and I can sure as hell beat your gray ass right now!”
Out of nowhere, Matt Morgan nails Kevin Nash with a powerful punch which knocks him on the ground. Morgan furiously begins to assault him. This continues until TNA referees and security enter the ring and stop him. Having left Kevin Nash bloodied and beaten, Matt Morgan then leaves the ring area as security check on Kevin.
Before cutting to commercial, the Impact cameras take a few moments to look in on Samoa Joe’s locker room. Joe is busy preparing for his upcoming match against Abyss.
Match #3: Abyss vs. Samoa Joe
Coming back from commercial, it is now time for the third match of the night featuring two of TNA’s toughest men in “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe and “The Monster” Abyss. Abyss is the first to the ring, coming to the ring to a very mixed reaction from the crowd. Following Abyss is his opponent Samoa Joe. Joe gets a much better reaction from the crowd.
Abyss and Joe immediately square off in the middle of the ring. Right away Joe seems much more determined than Abyss does. In fact, Abyss hardly gets in any offense at all. Within a matter of maybe a minute and a half, Joe has Abyss down on the ring apron in a submission! Abyss struggles but Joe just locks in the submission tighter and tighter. Abyss has no choice but to tap out!
Winner: Samoa Joe
Following the match, everyone was very impressed with how quickly Joe made Abyss tap out. The referee raises Joe’s hand in victory. Just as Joe turns to leave the ring, Stone Cold’s music begins to play.
“That, that right there was what I was talking about when I said impress me! Ladies and gentlemen, I’d like to introduce you to the newest #1 contender to the TNA World Title, Samoa Joe!”
Both Joe and the crowd can’t believe it. Because of his quick win against Abyss, Joe is now moving on to face A.J. Styles at Genesis for the TNA World Title. The camera then cuts away to the announcer’s desk, where Mike Tenay and Taz both comment on the shocking announcement by Stone Cold as well as give a quick plug to the upcoming Genesis pay per view, which is only two weeks away. Once they are finished with the plug, they then move on to previewing the upcoming Ultimate X match. They go over the rules of the match as well as give a long detailed history of the match. Once they are finished, they announce that the match is up next, right after the commercial break.
Match #4: Consequences Creed vs. Daniels vs. Jay Lethal vs. Kazarian vs. Kiyoshi vs. Shark Boy – Ultimate X Match
Coming back from commercial, it is now time for one of the most dangerous and exciting matches in the history of professional wrestling, the high wire Ultimate X match featuring six wrestlers from the X Division who will battle for the right to go on to Genesis to face TNA X Division Champion Amazing Red for the X Division Championship. All six competitors are in the ring when Impact returns from commercial and when Jeremy Borash finishes up introducing them all, the referee rings the bell and the match can begin.
Right away all six wrestlers go for the scaffolding. Only Kazarian and Daniels manage to get up and out to the ropes above the ring. Daniels struggles to hold onto the rope and ultimately has to let go and try again for a better grip. Kazarian makes his move towards the X. He almost pulls it down but he’s stopped in his tracks by Shark Boy. The two fight in mid air, trying to knock each other down. After kicking at each other, both wrestlers lose their grip on the ropes and fall to the ring apron. Meanwhile, the team of Consequences Creed and Jay Lethal are teaming up, attacking both Kiyoshi and Daniels on the outside of the ring. After nearly a minute of pounding on their opponents on the outside, Lethal Consequences then make a move towards the X. Kazarian and Shark Boy, who have recently staggered to their feet after falling from the top ropes, are now fighting each other in the middle of the ring. Both men seem much shaken, however Kazarian is the one that seems to have the most strength as he is able to fend off Shark Boy. This turned out to be perfect timing for Kazarian because just as he fought off Shark Boy, he turned around to notice that Lethal Consequences were making a play for the X. Kazarian begins climbing to the top to try and get to the X before Lethal Consequences do. This leads to a three way confrontation on the ropes above the ring. Meanwhile, the other three competitors in the match have gotten to their feet. Up above, Consequences Creed has fallen off the ropes, leaving just Kazarian and Lethal to fight it out. Eventually Kiyoshi manages to climb to the top. The three continue fighting it out when out of nowhere Shark Boy leaps and knocks all three of them off the rope. The crowd goes nuts for this move which leaves all four men motionless on the ring apron. This presents a perfect opportunity for Consequences Creed and Daniels to try and get the X while everyone else is incapacitated. The two immediately climb to the top rope and begin crawling towards the X. The crowd cheers both men on as they fight for the X. The two kick and strike at each other for what seems like an entire minute but eventually Consequences Creed loses his grip and falls to the ring apron, leaving just Daniels alone to grab the X and the victory!
The crowd goes nuts as one of their favorites, Daniels emerges victorious. The camera cuts away with a shot of Daniels still grasping the X.
Before going to commercial, the Impact cameras catch a glimpse of Kurt Angle who is in his dressing room preparing for his upcoming main event match against Stone Cold’s mystery opponent. Angle appears very, very focused. He doesn’t even notice the cameras as he walks out the door towards the ring area.
Match #5: Kurt Angle vs. ???
Coming back from commercial, it is now time for the Impact main event, a match Stone Cold made earlier in the night when Kurt Angle interrupted him between the Olympic Gold medalist and an opponent of Stone Cold’s choosing. Obviously first out to the ring is Kurt Angle. Angle appears in no rush to get to the ring, taking time to stare at the fans as well as glare at everyone else. Once he gets to the ring and his music stops playing, the entire Reliant Arena goes dark and silent. The only sound heard is the crowd. Angle looks around as if to say, “is this a joke?” Eventually the video screen fires up again, showing several bizarre symbols and colors while playing a strange kind of music. Kurt just laughs it off and begins to walk out of the ring but he’s stopped dead in his tracks when the Reliant Arena turns from dark to a green color and the music changes from strange to a familiar theme song. The crowd goes wild again when Kurt Angle’s opponent finally reveals himself. The crowd can’t believe it, Mike Tenay and Taz can’t believe it but its true, Kurt Angle’s opponent is…JEFF HARDY! Hardy takes time to acknowledge the fans as he makes his way down the ring ramp. Kurt Angle acts like he’s seen a ghost. Hardy enters the ring and the two get face to face. Jeremy Borash begins the introductions. Once he’s finished, he signals the referee to ring the bell.
Hardy, using the element of surprise as his aide, takes the early lead in the match. It takes quite a bit of time before Kurt Angle finally gets focused enough to begin to fight back against Hardy. Even when Angle does fight back, Hardy is still ready for him, matching him move for move. Hardy does his best to try and not turn this match into a grappling contest since obviously he is at a big disadvantage so he uses the many quick strike attacks in his arsenal to wear down Angle. Hardy keeps the momentum going for the next minute or so of the match before Kurt suddenly gets a burst of energy. With a new fire in his eyes, Kurt begins firing back at Hardy. The two trade blows back and forth until Angle manages to get Hardy down on the ring apron. Kurt must have hit Hardy pretty good because Hardy does not move much. Seeing this may be his opportunity, Kurt grabs Jeff’s legs and locks in the Ankle Lock. Kurt doesn’t have it in for very long when out of nowhere Jeff is able to reverse it. Now with both men back to their feet, they continue fighting. Just when it appears that Kurt may once again get the upper hand, Jeff surprises him with a quick Twist of Fate! With the crowd firmly behind him, Jeff goes to put Kurt away. He climbs to the top rope and hits the Swanton right on Angle! Jeff immediately covers him and gets the 1,2,3!
Winner: Jeff Hardy
Following the end of the match, Jeff poises for the fans while Kurt Angle remains motionless on the ring apron. Impact fades to black with a shot of both Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle still in the ring together.
Last edited by CoRyP2008; 04-09-2011 at 02:28 PM.
Reason: Had to make a slight change to the Knockouts Match.