Impact Wrestling 2012: A New Era.
Team Garrett (Garrett Bischoff, AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Mr.Anderson & Rob Van Dam) def. Team Eric (Eric Bischoff, Gunner, Bully Ray, Christopher Daniels & Kazarian).
Samoa Joe & Magnus def. The Motor City Machine Guns to retain the TNA Tag Team Championships.
Devon def. Robbie E & Robbie T to retain the TNA Television Championship.
Gail Kim def. Velvet Sky to retain the TNA Knockouts Championship.
Crimson def. Matt Morgan.
Jeff Hardy def. Kurt Angle.
James Storm def. Bobby Roode to become the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Rob Van Dam
As you can see a few people are missing, Jesse Sorensen & Garrett Bischoff both requested their release and were granted it. Also Dixie Carter signed Dakota Darsow to a contract after he impressed the TNA brass during last years X Divison Tournament, Dakota will be used to help fill out the X Divison.
Also in somewhat shocking news TNA has decided to do away with the Knockouts Tag Team Championships to put more focus on the TNA Knockouts Championship itself.
Tag Teams & Stables:
Samoa Joe & Magnus
Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley)
Robbie E & Big Rob
Team Intensity (Kid Kash & Gunner)
Gail Kim & Madison Rayne
Sarita & Rosita
TNA World Heavyweight Champion: James Storm
TNA X Divison Champion: Austin Aries
TNA Televison Champion: Devon
TNA Tag Team Champions: Samoa Joe & Magnus
TNA Knockouts Champion: Gail Kim
Owner: Dixie Carter
Impact GM: Hulk Hogan
Announce Team: Mike Tenay & Taz
Spanish Announce Team: Willie Urbina & Hector Guerrero
Backstage Interviewer: Jeremy Borash
Ring Announcer: Christy Hemme
Re: Impact Wrestling 2012: A New Era.
Good luck with this. Not bad place to start because this was about the end of the Russo era. Will be reading + reviewing.
Re: Impact Wrestling 2012: A New Era.
Interesting to see how you book the road to BFG here. I started at this time period in my last thread, so I wanna see how you book it differently. Should be good, will be reading and giving feedback. Goodluck! (Y)
Re: Impact Wrestling 2012: A New Era.
Opening post is nicely presented, and it's always nice to see a couple of TNA threads floating around. Jam tells me that you're a decent writer/booker so I'll follow this and hope the first show peaks my interest. Good luck with this.
Re: Impact Wrestling 2012: A New Era.
The opening pyro goes off and the Impact theme blares over the speakers as Mike Tenay & Taz welcome everybody to another exciting episode of Impact Wrestling, They tease a major announcement from Hulk Hogan later tonight and do a quick run down of Lockdown ending with the fact that we have a new TNA Heavyweight Champion in The Cowboy James Storm! Speaking of the champion after the commentators finish speaking his music hits and out walks the champion onto the stage in his Beer Hunter shirt and jeans with the gold around his waist and a mic in his hand to a HUGE roar from the fans who are happy that the reign of terror that was Bobby Roode's title reign is over. James Storm enters the ring and after his music cuts out he talks about how at Lockdown he got his revenge on Bobby Roode and how he finally won back his title that he was screwed out of many months ago.
At the mention of this we see the former champion Bobby Roode walk out onto the stage in a nice grey suit with a mic in his hand and he storms down the ramp then enters the ring, Getting right in the face of his former tag team partner and the man who beat him to end his historic run at Lockdown, James Storm. Roode is steaming mad to the point he cant even sputter out the words he wants to say pacing back and forth until finally 3 minutes later he yells out "FLUKE!" The fans give Roode a ton of heat for this and Storm just chuckles to himself then Roode looks at the title before giving Storm a look that says he wants his belt back, Storm finally stops chuckling and asks Roode how his jaw is feeling after he superkicked him not once, But twice right in the jaw, Roode gets even more mad at this comment and demands a rematch right here tonight for his title! Storm again chuckles before saying he would love to beat Roode's ass again tonight but then our GM Hulk Hogan walks out onto the stage and tells them both to hold on cause there will be no rematch between the two of them tonight, Instead they will be in a tag team match in tonights main event teaming up with partners of their choosing!
Storm nods his head in approval of this announcement but Roode, Who is still angry about not getting a rematch tonight demands Hogan tell him the exact date of when he will receive his rematch against this drunk redneck piece of crap former tag team partner of his, Which only makes the fans in the impact zone boo him even louder. Hogan thinks for a minute and then informs Roode that at Sacrifice he will get his rematch with Storm! Roode is still annoyed he wont get a rematch tonight but accepts the rematch at Sacrifice as Storm and Roode glare at each other as we head to commercial.
We come back from commercial and the cameras pan all around the impact zone as the fans are still buzzing over the major announcement of Roode vs Storm at Sacrifice and now the cameras go to the ring where the beautiful Christy Hemme is standing holding a mic.
Christy Hemme: The following contest is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, From Cameron, North Carolina Shannon Moore!
Shannon Moore runs out onto the stage in red and black gear and he throws up the rock on sign before running down the ramp slapping hands with some fans on his way down the ramp then he slides under the bottom rope and jumps up to the top turnbuckle and poses for the fans to some cheers then he jumps down and walks along side the ropes to the corner and waits for his opponent as his music cuts.
Christy Hemme: And his opponent, From Manila, Philippines Zema Ion!
Zema Ion walks out onto the stage holding his signature can of hair spray and he sprays it across his neck then walks down the ramp quickly ignoring all the fans to some boos and now Zema Ion walks up the steps then enters the ring through the middle rope and he uses the hair spray on his hair before putting it down in the corner as his music cuts.
Shannon Moore vs Zema Ion
The match begins and both men walk into the middle of the ring then lock up. Shannon takes the early advantage with a quick side headlock but Zema backs into the ropes then pushes off sending Shannon running into the ropes on the other side of the ring and he bounces off then runs right into a dropkick from Zema! The fans let out some boos as Shannon gets up and Zema goes right on the attack clubbing Shannon in the back of the head but Shannon pushes him off then gets up and comes running for a clothesline and it connects! Zema gets back to his feet and Shannon takes him down with another clothesline! Zema bounces back up now and he walks right into a picture perfect dropkick from Shannon! Shannon covers Zema quickly now.
NO! Zema kicks out!
Shannon is quick to take control back by grabbing an armbar on Zema and he yanks the right arm over the head of Zema but Zema quickly gets up to his feet and Shannon now changes the armbar into a chicken wing but Zema reaches back with a quick elbow to the jaw of Shannon! Shannon stumbles away and Zema turns around then lifts up Shannon onto his shoulders but Shannon slides down his back and rolls up Zema quickly with a school boy pin!
NO! Zema kicks out!
Shannon gets to his feet and bounces off the ropes and comes running but Zema stops Shannon dead in his tracks with a high knee to the jaw! Shannon falls down to his knees and Zema pulls Shannon up to his feet and slaps him across the face a couple times to taunt Shannon to some boos and now Shannon swings at Zema with a punch but Zema ducks then connects on a belly to back suplex and he flips Shannon face first onto his knee! Shannon goes down holding his jaw and he rolls around on the mat in pain as Zema exits the ring and steps out onto the ring apron then climbs up to the top turnbuckle as Shannon stops rolling around in pain and now Zema dives off going for a 450 Splash but Shannon rolls out of the way at the last second!
Zema is now down on the mat holding his ribs and Shannon stumbles up to his feet and he sees Zema pulling himself up with the ropes and Shannon charges off the ropes on the opposite side of the ring and Zema turns around and Shannon nails Zema with a Mooregasm! Shannon quickly covers Zema hooking both legs for the pin!
Christy Hemme: Here's your winner Shannon Moore!
Shannon Moore stands up and jumps up to the top turnbuckle celebrating his victory over Ion tonight as the fans are giving Shannon a decent amount of cheers, Meanwhile Zema Ion has gotten to his feet and he walks over to the corner where his can of hairspray is and he grabs it as Shannon jumps off the top turnbuckle then he turns around and Ion sprays the hair spray right in the eyes of Shannon! Shannon goes down as he rolls around blinding from that and Ion tosses down the can then he pulls Shannon up to his feet and kicks him in the gut to double him over and now Ion nails Moore with a sick Filipino Destroyer! The fans boo Ion loudly as he stands over the battered and broken body of Shannon Moore holding up his can of hairspray and he again sprays it across his neck before exiting the ring and Ion walks up the ramp spraying the hair spray the whole way with the fans booing him loudly as Shannon lays knocked out in the ring as we head to commercial.
We come back from commercial and the cameras quickly head to the backstage area, We see Bobby Roode walking down a hallway muttering something about finding a tag team partner, Roode now stops at a locker room door and bangs on it and the door flies open and we see BULLY RAY standing in the doorway! Roode offers Bully the chance to be his tag team partner tonight and Bully accepts the offer and mentions how calves and abs is for life then Roode steps into the locker room to talk strategy and Bully slams the door shut.
The cameras now go to the announce table where Tenay & Taz again hype up Hulk Hogan's major announcement tonight and then mention how later on tonight we have a rematch from Lockdown when Gail Kim will defend her Knockouts Championship against Velvet Sky tonight!
The cameras then go to the ring and do a slow pan up of Christy Hemme who is again in the ring holding a mic.
Christy Hemme: The following tag team match is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first from The Jersey Shore, Robbie E & Big Rob!
The fans boo as The Robbies walk out onto the stage in ring gear and matching sweaters and Big Rob walks down the ramp ahead of Robbie E who just fist pumps his way down the ramp and now Big Rob opens the gate and Robbie E walks through then over to the steps and walks up them as Big Rob follows him up the steps and steps over the top rope into the ring and now Robbie E drops down to his knees in the middle of the ring and throws his fist into the air while Big Rob stands with his arms crossed behind him as their music cuts.
Christy Hemme: And their opponents, From The Motor City, Detroit, Michigan Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley The Motor City Machine Guns!
The fans pop huge for The Guns as they walk out onto the stage in their matching gear with matching leather jackets on and Shelley points to the palm of his hand while Sabin makes a shooting motion with his hands and now The Guns walk down the ramp slapping hands with a few fans along the way then Sabin walks up the steps as Shelley slides under the bottom rope and Sabin steps through the middle rope, Meanwhile The Robbies take their sweaters off and The Guns jump up to the top turnbuckles on the side of the ring closest to the ramp and pose for the fans then toss their jackets out of the ring and jump down and stand together as their music cuts.
Robbie E & Big Rob vs The Motor City Machine Guns
Chris Sabin and Big Rob start the match for their teams and they walk into the middle of the ring then lock up. Sabin tries to take the advantage but Big Rob uses his power to shove Sabin down to the mat! Sabin gets back up and comes running but Big Rob drops him with a big boot to the face! Big Rob laughs now as Sabin stumbles up to his feet and gets spun around then decks him with a big right hand to the face! Big Rob drags Sabin to the corner then makes the tag to bring Robbie E into the match and now with Big Rob holding Sabin back, Robbie E nails him with a sucker punch to the gut!
Robbie E now fist pumps as Sabin turns back to face him and Robbie scoop slams him! Sabin gets back up and Robbie goes for a punch to the face but Sabin blocks it and nails Robbie with a punch of his own! Sabin now hits a spin kick into the ribs of Robbie then comes off the ropes and catches him with a running dropkick to the head taking him down! Sabin rolls him over and hooks the leg for a pin.
NO! Robbie kicks out!
Sabin now pulls Robbie up and whips him hard into the corner where Shelley is! Sabin comes charging in now and nails a running dropkick into the ribs of Robbie! Sabin tags in Shelley now and Sabin now grabs a rear waist lock on Robbie then Shelley springboards into the ring and nails a springboard dropkick to the head of Robbie and as he hits it Sabin nails a german suplex! Sabin now rolls out of the ring and Shelley stacks up Robbie into a pin.
NO! Robbie kicks out again!
Shelley now lets Robbie get up then runs to the ropes and springboards off but Robbie sidesteps the springboard move and Shelley crashes and burns on the mat! Robbie now walks over and tags in Big Rob who quickly enters the ring and nails a running kick to the ribs of Shelley as soon as he gets up! Big Rob now stands on the ribs of Shelley and flexs as the fans boo him and begin to chant YOU SUCK! to him! Big Rob steps off the ribs of Shelley then pulls him up and lifts him up over his head then drops him hard on the mat ribs first! Shelley rolls away holding his ribs as Big Rob lets Shelley get up then Big Rob grabs his arm and pulls him close then goes for the Freak Buster but Shelley counters with a tornado DDT!
Shelley and Big Rob are both down and in need of tags and they begin crawling to their respective corners as Big Rob gets to his corner and makes the tag to Robbie E and now Shelley dives for the tag to Sabin but Robbie dives and catches his foot! Robbie stands up holding the leg of Shelley and Shelley turns around then nails an enziguri to the head of Robbie! Shelley now turns back around and dives to make the hot tag to Chris Sabin! Sabin now climbs up to the top turnbuckle as Robbie stands up and Sabin nails him with a missile dropkick! Sabin now runs over and knocks Big Rob off the ring apron and now Robbie E stumbles up to his feet and Shelley lifts him up onto his shoulders but Big Rob slides into the ring and comes running and clubs Shelley in the back of the head!
Big Rob stomps on Shelley as Sabin enters the ring and comes running and charges into Big Rob sending both men flying out of the ring through the middle rope and to the floor! Robbie E pulls himself up to his feet now and fist pumps 3 times while Alex Shelley stumbles up and turns around and Robbie comes running for a clothesline but Shelley ducks and Robbie slams face first into the top turnbuckle! Shelley then turns Robbie around and grabs his head then runs up the turnbuckles and drops him with Sliced Bread! Shelley quickly hooks both legs for the pin on Robbie!
Christy Hemme: Heres your winners The Motor City Machine Guns!
Shelley stands up realizing he just got the pin and Sabin slides into the ring and hugs his partner as Big Rob pulls Robbie E out of the ring and they head up the ramp with their heads down as The Guns celebrate in the ring and now they leave the ring and begin walking up the ramp and then go backstage as we head into commercial.
We come back from commercial and Tenay & Taz again hype up Hulk Hogan's major announcement later on tonight and Taz informs us all he knows is Hulk Hogan has asked for all the knockouts and superstars to be at ringside for it also that Hogan has asked all the champions to be in the ring during the announcement.
The fans cheer loudly as X Division Champion Austin Aries walks out onto the stage in dress clothes and he has the X Division Championship over his shoulder and a mic in hand as he quickly walks down the ramp then walks up the steps and enters the ring through the middle rope and his music cuts out.
Austin Aries now tells the fans to shhh and they do so and Aries begins talking about how great the X Division has been since he got here and then brings up how earlier tonight Zema Ion ruined that spirit of competition by hitting that sick Filipino Destroyer on Shannon Moore after spraying him in the eyes with hairspray earlier tonight, Aries then goes on to say that what Ion did isn't right and he cant wait to see Shannon Moore get his revenge on Zema Ion whenever that may be.
All of sudden Aries gets cut off from behind by Zema Ion nailing him in the back of the head with his signature can of hairspray! The fans boo loudly as Ion stomps on Aries then pulls him up off the mat and kicks him in the gut to double him over then Ion drops Aries with the devastating Filipino Destroyer! Ion stands up and stands over Austin Aries who is laid out on the mat and Zema Ion picks up the X Division Championship and holds it up high over his head and then drops it across the knocked out body of Austin Aries as we head to commercial but just before the break Mike Tenay says up next its Velvet Sky vs Gail Kim for the Knockouts Championship!
We come back from commercial and the cameras quickly go to the ring where Christy Hemme is standing holding a mic.
Christy Hemme: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is for the TNA Knockouts Championship! Introducing first from The Big Apple, Velvet Sky!
Velvet Sky walks out onto the stage in her black and blue attire and she points from the top of the ramp then quickly walks down the ramp as the fans give her a nice amount of pop but nothing too big and Velvet walks around ringside high fiving fans until she gets to the camera side of the ring and jumps onto the ring apron as Tenay mentions how at Lockdown Velvet got screwed by Madison Rayne and how tonight she has a chance to finally get her revenge on Gail and now Velvet puts one leg in the ring and straddles the middle rope then shakes her ass before entering the ring and she jumps up to the top turnbuckle and points out to the fans again before jumping down and standing in the corner as her music cuts.
Christy Hemme: And her opponent, From Tampa, Florida she is the TNA Knockouts Champion, Gail Kim!
Gail Kim walks out onto the stage in her white gear with the Knockouts Championship around her waist and she poses on the stage then quickly walks down the ramp ignoring the fans who give her a fair amount of heat and now Gail climbs onto the ring apron then poses again on the ring apron before stepping through the middle rope into the ring and she takes the Knockouts Title off her waist and holds it up high above her head then hands the belt to the ref and backs into the corner opposite of Sky as her music cuts and Earl Hebner shows the belt to Sky before raising it above his head then giving it to Christy Hemme as she exits the ring.
Velvet Sky vs Gail Kim For The Knockouts Championship
Velvet and Gail walk into the middle of the ring and lock horns right away. Velvet tries to take the advantage and backs Gail into the corner but Gail knees her in the gut then slips out of the corner and pushes Velvet into the corner and kicks her right in the ribs! Gail now backs up and comes charging but Velvet gets her boots up to kick her away! Gail stumbles away and Velvet runs out of the corner and hits a one handed running bulldog on Gail! Velvet gets up as does Gail and Velvet kicks Gail in the gut then tries to hook the arms but Gail counters into a small package pin!
NO! Velvet kicks out!
Gail gets to her feet and Velvet starts to get up but Gail clubs her over the back to keep her down! Gail now clubs Velvet again then shoots off the ropes and comes running but Velvet takes her down with a big clothesline! Gail gets back up and Velvet nails her with another clothesline! Gail stumbles up to her feet and turns around and gets caught with a straightjacket neckbreaker! Velvet hooks the rear leg for the pin on Gail now.
NO! Gail kicks out!
Velvet lets Gail get to her feet and Velvet kicks her in the gut then hooks both arms and goes for In Yo Face! but Gail shoves her off to block it! Velvet stumbles back and Gail puts her foot on the jaw of Velvet then goes for Eat Defeat but Velvet shoves her down into the splits on the mat! Gail is holding her leg as she starts to get up and Velvet hits a quick dropkick to the face to knock Gail down again! Velvet now floats over on top of Gail for a bridged pin!
NO! Gail counters out and into a backslide pin!
NO! Velvet kicks out!
Both women get to their feet and come off the ropes now and Velvet goes for a clothesline but Gail ducks under it then pushes Velvet from behind and she runs right into the turnbuckles in the corner hard! Gail now comes charging in and rams herself head first into the ribs of Velvet! Velvet stumbles out of the corner holding her ribs as Gail now climbs up to the top turnbuckle and then nails Velvet with a big Missile Dropkick! Gail quickly pins Velvet hooking both legs!
NO! Velvet kicks out!
Gail is a little surprised she didn't put away Velvet but stays calm and pulls Velvet up then drops her with Eat Defeat! Velvet goes down but before Gail can take advantage Velvet rolls out of the ring under the bottom rope! Gail rolls out after her and grabs her by the hair then tries to slam her face into the steel steps but Velvet blocks it with a elbow to the chest of Gail then Velvet slams Gail face first into the steel steps! Velvet now throws Gail back into the ring and rolls in after her as Gail crawls away from the ropes and Velvet follows then pulls her up but Gail takes her down into a small package pin!
NO! Velvet kicks out again!
Gail can't believe it and she now curb stomps Velvet face first into the mat! Gail now rolls out of the ring and snatches her title away from Christy Hemme then slides into the ring with it stalking Velvet as she pulls herself up with the ropes and turns around then Gail comes charging looking to smash Velvet's skull in with the belt but Velvet ducks and Gail drops the title and it flys out of the ring! Velvet turns Gail around now and then drops her with In Yo Face! Velvet drags Gail into the middle of the ring then rolls her over and hooks both legs for the pin!
NO! Out of nowhere Madison Rayne cracks Velvet over the back of the head with the Knockouts Title causing the DQ! Madison now begins attacking Velvet then pulls her up and puts her knee on the back of the head of Velvet but then Mickie James sprints down the ramp and chases off Madison! Gail gets to her feet now and grabs her title then smashes Mickie across the face with it as soon as she turns around! Gail now stands over the sprawled out bodys of Velvet Sky & Mickie James then holds up her Knockouts Championship with the fans booing loudly as we head into one of the last commercial breaks of the night.
We come back from the commercial break and the cameras go to the interview area where Jeremy Borash is standing with a smile on his face.
Jeremy Borash: Ladies and Gentleman, My guest at this time the TNA World Heavyweight Champion James Storm!
The fans pop as James Storm walks into camera view in his ring gear with his black jacket and cowboy hat on as well.
Jeremy Borash: James, Up next you and a partner of your choosing will take on the #1 Contender to your title Bobby Roode and his hand picked partner Bully Ray, Have you found yourself a partner yet?
James Storm: As a matter of fact JB, I have in fact my partner is a man who knows Bully Ray better then anybody here! My partner is the TNA Television Champion DEVON!
The fans pop slightly less than they did for Storm as Devon walks into camera view and puts his arm around Storm.
Jeremy Borash: Good luck tonight guys.
Storm and Devon thank JB then they walk off as the cameras go to the ring where Christy Hemme is standing with a mic for the final time tonight.
Christy Hemme: The following contest is scheduled for one fall and it is the main event of the evening! Introducing first from Hell's Kitchen, New York Bully Ray!
Bully Ray walks out onto the stage in his usual ring attire to loud boos from the fans and Bully slowly walks down the ramp telling the cameraman to focus on his calves the whole time then as he gets in front of the steel steps a fan touches his back and Bully quickly spins around and threatens to punch the fan and tells the whole group of fans to never touch him again then he walks up the steps and steps through the middle rope then throws up the longhorns symbol before taking off his baseball cap and he stands in the corner as his music cuts.
Christy Hemme: And his partner from Toronto, Ontario, Canada Bobby Roode!
Bobby Roode strolls out onto the stage to the loudest boos of the night wearing his entrance robe over his trunks and now he stares down the fans in the impact zone before he slowly walks down the ramp and then slowly walks up the steps then enters the ring and unties his robe and slides it off then hands it to a ring crew member and yells at them to take special care of that. Bobby now stands next to Bully as they wait for their opponents and Bobby's music cuts.
Christy Hemme: And now their opponents, Introducing first from New York City, New York he is the TNA Television Champion Devon!
Devon quickly walks out onto the stage to a decent size pop from the fans and he has the TV Title over his shoulder as he quickly walks down the ramp slapping hands with a few fans along the way then he runs up the steps and enters the ring and Bully begins to say something to him but the cameras can't make out what he says as his music cuts.
Christy Hemme: And now his partner, From Leiper's Fork, Tennessee he is the TNA World Heavyweight Champion James Storm!
James Storm walks out onto the stage to the loudest pop of the night and he has a beer in hand and takes a swig of it then walks down the ramp and stops half way down the ramp and pours a little bit of beer into one fans mouth then walks down the rest of the ramp and stands in front of the steps then takes a final swig of the beer then tosses it down and walks up the steps then enters the ring, Taking off his cowboy hat and jacket then he unstraps the TNA Title from his waist and holds it up to taunt Bobby Roode who looks livid as Storm's music cuts and both Storm & Devon hand their belts to Hemme who brings them out of the ring with her.
Bully Ray & Bobby Roode vs Devon & James Storm
Storm and Bully get in the ring to start the match for their teams and they walk to the middle of the ring then Bully pie faces Storm who chuckles then turns around and decks Bully in the jaw with a big right hand! Bully gets back up and goes for a clothesline but Storm ducks then decks Bully again! Bully gets back up and yells at Storm who tells him to bring it on but Bully backs up into the ropes then exits the ring and walks around ringside to boos from the fans.
Storm is waiting for Bully to get back in the ring and Bully climbs onto the ring apron and Storm walks over but the ref holds him back! Bully enters the ring now and he comes charging and drops Storm with a running big boot to the face! Bully now throws up the longhorns to loud boos from the fans and Bobby Roode is begging for the tag but Bully doesn't see this and pulls Storm up then whips him hard across the ring into the opposite turnbuckles! Bully comes charging in now but Storm sidesteps and Bully slams face first into the top turnbuckle! Bully stumbles out of the corner and from behind Storms drops him with double knees into the back! Storm covers Bully hooking the leg.
NO! Bully kicks out!
Storm gets to his feet and walks over to his corner and makes the tag to Devon who enters the ring as Bully pulls himself up using the ropes and he turns around only for Devon to closeline him right over the top rope and to the floor! Bully is down at ringside and Devon exits the ring and pulls Bully up but Bully rakes his eyes then whips Devon hard into the guardrail! Bully now walks over and begins to yell at Devon about him sucking and how Devon was dead weight and now Bully grabs Devon's head and slams it into the ringpost! Bully throws Devon into the ring now and Bully slides in after him and hits a elbow drop then hooks the leg!
NO! Devon kicks out!
Bully now pulls Devon off the mat then hits a knee to his gut then wrenches his arm and walks over making the tag to Roode who climbs up to the top turnbuckle then drops double sledge onto the arm of Devon! Devon walks away shaking feeling back into his arm but Roode follows then spins Devon around and takes his head off with a big closeline! Roode pins Devon now.
NO! Devon kicks out!
Roode now stomps on Devon non stop until Devon trips Roode sweeping his legs out from under him and then Devon goes for an elbow drop but Roode rolls out of the way! Devon is holding his arm in pain as Roode pulls over and tags in Bully who enters the ring quickly then as soon as Devon gets up he gets taken out with a running double sledge to the face! Bully sees Devon down and drops three quick elbows across his chest then he drags Devon to the corner and he tags in Roode who enters the ring and now Roode drops a knee across the skull of Devon! Roode now hooks both legs for the pin.
NO! Devon kicks out again!
Roode runs his hands through his hair frustrated and now Devon begins to stumble up to his feet and he turns around right into the Double R Spinebuster from Roode and Roode pins off the spinebuster!
NO! Devon grabs the ropes!
Roode is very annoyed now as the fans are trying to get Devon back into the match and Roode backs away and lets Devon pull himself up and now Bully hits a running right hand to the skull of Devon who turns around and Roode kicks him in the gut then goes for the The Pay Off but Devon blocks it and shoves Roode off who stumbles back into a Thrust Spinebuster! Devon now rolls over onto a pin on Roode!
NO! Bully breaks it up!
Bully now throws Devon shoulder first into the ring post then as he stumbles out Bully drops him with the Bully Bomb! Meanwhile James Storm now enters the ring and runs over to Bully and looks to connect with a Last Call Superkick but Bully ducks the kick and Storm nails Roode knocking him down and out! Bully now tosses Storm over the top rope to the floor then steps out onto the ring apron and reaches into the ring tagging himself in as Roode lay on the mat knocked out!
Bully enters the ring and Devon begins to stir slowly trying to get up but Bully grabs him from behind but Devon slips out of what looked to be the Bully Bomb on the way! Devon now hangs onto the ropes as the ref holds back Bully, Meanwhile Storm is recovering on the floor and now Devon comes charging at Bully and takes him down with a big running shoulder block! Roode gets to his feet now and spears Devon in half! Storm now slides into the ring and chases Roode out of the ring but Storm jumps out of the ring after him and Roode runs up the ramp but Storm is hot on his heels! Now in the ring Devon is taking the offense to Bully with a few clotheslines and a shoulder block off the top turnbuckle and Devon looks to be setting up for his finisher as Bully stumbles up and turns around then Devon attempts his Thrust Spinebuster but Bully drops an elbow across the back of his head!
Devon stumbles away and Bully comes running for a big boot but Devon ducks it then clubs him in the back of the head! Devon now climbs up to the top turnbuckle as Bully stumbles to his feet and Devon stands up on the top turnbuckle then dives off the top only for Bully to catch him in midair with the Bully Cutter! Devon is knocked out and Bully rolls him over and hooks the leg for the pin!
Christy Hemme: Here are your winners Bully Ray & Bobby Roode!
Bully Ray celebrates his big victory with the fans reigning down boos on him and Devon lays on the mat not moving and Bully asks for a mic and he quickly gets handed one as his music cuts out. Bully now talks about how again and again he has proved hes better then Devon and he wants a shot at the TV Title! The fans have a mixed reaction for this as Bully Ray drops the mic but picks up Devon's TV Title and holds it up high over his head! Bully can be heard yelling this should already be mine over and over again then he drapes the belt across the chest of Devon and exits the ring to more boos.
The cameras now go backstage where we see Storm and Roode brawling! Storm has control of the fight and hes punching Roode who runs away but Storm chases him only for Roode to sidestep the oncoming Storm and Storm runs right into the wall! Roode now grabs a trash can and throws it at Storm taking him down! Roode spits on Storm and walks away as Storm lays on the ground backstage not moving and we head to commercial for the final time tonight.
We come back from commercial and the cameras show Devon, Austin Aries, Samoa Joe, Magnus and Gail Kim all standing in the ring with Devon being the only one still in ring gear and all have their championships around their waist and then the cameras show the rest of the impact roster minus James Storm & Bobby Roode standing around ringside and now Hulk Hogan's music kicks up and the fans cheer loudly for the GM as he walks out onto the stage with his usual black clothing on and he plays some air guitar on stage as his pyro goes off and now Hogan walks down the ramp and then walks up the steps and enters the ring with everybody staring him down and he gets handed a mic by a ring crew member as his music cuts.
Hulk Hogan looks around ringside then looks at the champions in the ring then raises the mic to his mouth.
Hulk Hogan: Well brother, First of all as you guys can see Bobby Roode and our champion James Storm are not out here right now, Well thats because our medical staff is tending to James Storm after that attack by Bobby Roode and I kicked Bobby Roode out of the arena jack! But next week Bobby, You WILL be punished brother!
The fans cheer loudly for that as Hogan waits for the crowd to simmer down then puts the mic to his mouth again.
Hulk Hogan: Now dudes onto the big announcement I asked you all out here for, Starting next week right here on impact the second show after each PPV will be a new concept I came up with called Open Fight Night brother! Which means anybody on the roster can come out here and call out anybody they want and that person MUST accept the challenge and come out for a fight!
The fans cheer loudly again as the roster members around ringside begin to mutter to each other.
Hulk Hogan: Another thing that will happen next week is another brand new idea I had called Gutcheck! Every Open Fight Night someone not on the roster will get the chance of a lifetime by facing someone currently on the roster and if they win, They automatically get a contract but if they lose they must plead their case to the three Gutcheck judges, As for who those judges will be, Well that will be revealed next week brother!
The fans give a slightly less positive response for this announcement and a few heels on the roster can be seen rolling their eyes at this announcement.
Hulk Hogan: My final announcement tonight dudes, Is my final new concept which is called Championship Thursday which will happen for the first time in 2 weeks, One of you champions in the ring now or maybe our heavyweight champ will be putting their title on the line against 1 of 4 possible challengers, As for who those challengers will be and who will get the title shot? Well that will be decided on by me brother!
The fans cheer louder than before for this huge announcement as the champions in the ring look uneasy about this announcement but the rest of the roster around ringside looks very excited and even a few people can be seen clapping for Hogan as he raises the mic to his mouth but then all of sudden the tron lights up and we see Bobby Roode yelling for Hogan to turn around, Hogan finally turns around now and Roode is holding a black baseball bat and he tells Hogan that if he is going to be punished for his actions tonight he figured he mine as well do something to deserve it and now Roode walks down a hallway then kicks open the medical staff door and chases them out of the room leaving James Storm alone with Roode who now smashes him over the head with the black bat! Storm falls off the stretcher and is bleeding from the head on the floor and now Roode throws the bat down and Roode says he will see Hogan next week as Impact Wrestling goes off the air with Hogan in shock and Roode standing over the bloody body of James Storm!
Re: Impact Wrestling 2012: A New Era.
iMPACT WRESTLING REVIEW
- The opening segment was fine but Roode's reaction was a bit too much like his reaction to Aries' title win. Overall though, good segment. Roode/Storm seems to be a feud you're very into, so it should be a good match at Sacrifice..
- Good match between Moore and Ion here. Surprised to see Moore get the W. Post-match beat down is a nice way to start an angle between the two..
- Another good match here between the Guns and the Robbies. It's a shame that the Guns never teamed together again after Lockdown so it's nice to have them here. Here's to you breathing new life into the tag division that needs it..
- Good face promo for Aries and subsequent attack from Ion was another good way to get him across as a sneaky SOB. Hmmm Moore beat Ion and Ion attacked Aries. *sniff* do I smell triple threat..
- Really nice to see the Knockouts featured in a good, long match. My favorite match of the night by far. Madison's attack is a great heartbreaking finish for Sky and I really do believe Kim might be the best women's wrestler on mainstream TV..
- The interview segment confused me a bit. All the other promos were done in a sort of recap form, but this one was done in script form. Is this just for the interviews?
- Good long tag main event. I like that Roode/ Storm left to brawl. Bully challenging for the TV title? Mixed feeling on that one. On one hand, I feel that Bully is a World title caliber guy. On the other, it does give him a chance to perhaps give some prestige for a title that desperately needs it. SO, I'll give you the benefit of the doubt..
- The announcement segment, while good was a bit disappointing. I was expecting something new, but instead I got what TNA already has. That being said, I AM looking forward to what you do with Championship Thursday, Open Fight Night, and ESPECIALLY Gutcheck..
- The closing brawl was well done and I'm definitely liking how you're handling this feud..
Overall, a very good first show. It felt a little short, but it was still a nice read. Keep it up and good luck..
Re: Impact Wrestling 2012: A New Era.
Shannon Moore vs. Zema Ion: Decent way to kick off the show with some X-Division action. Nice way to get Zema so heat after the match. Guess he's going to be getting a push in this thread?
Bully Ray and Bobby Roode are both good tag team wrestlers so they should make a good team for their match tonight.
Robbie E & Big Rob vs The Motor City Machine Guns: Yay, MCMG beating two people I've never seen wrestle before...well I might of seen Robbie T once...but still. :) Motor City! Motor City! Motor City! When are they getting the belts and Samoa Joe winning the World Title? :P
Velvet Sky vs Gail Kim For The Knockouts Championship: Nice finish to the match setting up for a potential tag team match in the future?...Oh wait there are no more Knockouts Tag Team Titles...guess a 4-way dance? I don't like that this match was booked on the show though since it just happened at the PPV...
James Storm Promo: No sorry about your damn luck? Or words from D-Von? Nice tag team partner choice, but since this one wasn't summarized I would of liked at least those two things.
Bully Ray & Bobby Roode vs Devon & James Storm: Good way to finish this match, nicely protected James Storm and Bobby Roode from getting the upperhand on one another by having their partners finish off the match. Good booking right there. :)
I don't really like legends holding the belts unless its a big babyface payoff win, but I guess it gives us more Bully Ray TV time...
Hogan's Announcement: I thought maybe some mention of Devon sweating or something little like that would of been good here, just a little tip on some little things. :) Hulk Hogan throws out Roode for winning a brawl that both were involved in? What a punk...not really that exciting of an announcement (last time I checked in on TNA was when they did this) xD. Nice way to finish though with Roode smacking Storm with the baseball bat. Should be interesting to see what happens to Roode after those actions...
Overall it was a solid start...maybe there should of been another match though to make the show feel more like 2-hours. Nothing over the top exciting for me yet, but some decent stories building at the moment.
Re: Impact Wrestling 2012: A New Era.
It's the first ever Open Fight Night and anything can happen! Who will be called out and who will be doing the call outs? Also on Open Fight Night will be the debut of TNA Gutcheck! From TNA President Dixie Carter's twitter:
Last week we found out that the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion James Storm would be facing off against the former champ Bobby Roode in the main event of TNA Sacrifice with the gold on the line, But at the end of Impact last week Bobby Roode attacked his former tag team partner with a baseball bat in the trainers room will James Storm be able to compete at Sacrifice? What will Hulk Hogan do to punish Bobby Roode? Will he lose the #1 Contenders spot?
The Rise Of Ion!
Last week we saw Zema Ion lose a match to Shannon Moore and then after the match he viciously attacked Moore laying him out with a vicious Filipino Destroyer and then later in the show he attacked the X Division Champion Austin Aries laying him out with that very same move! How will Aries react to the attack? Has Zema Ion set his sights on the X Division Championship? Will Shannon Moore show up to seek revenge on Ion? One thing we know for sure is Austin Aries WILL be there this Thursday!
Find out the answers to all these questions and many more on Impact Wrestling this Thursday at 8/7 Central!
Side Notes: Got some big things coming soon for TNA the main one being a few big signings so be on the look out for them! At least one big signing WILL be revealed on the next episode of Impact Wrestling! Also since the last show I have changed 1 thing about Gutcheck and that is the fact that there is no Gutcheck Judges instead its just you win your signed, You lose your not.
Re: Impact Wrestling 2012: A New Era.
The pyro goes off and the Impact theme blares through the speakers as Mike Tenay & Taz welcome us to another exicting episode of Impact Wrestling and remind us that tonight is Open Fight Night and that tonight is also the debut of Gutcheck where an unsigned talent will face a member of the Impact Wrestling roster for the chance to earn a contract! They also remind us that later tonight Hulk Hogan WILL give Bobby Roode his punishment for his actions from last week when he knocked out James Storm by hitting him in the head with a baseball bat!
The Impact theme now stops and we hear the X Division Champion Austin Aries music kick up and he strolls out onto the stage in his ring gear and cape with the X Division Championship around his waist and now he quickly walks down the ramp and gets handed a mic as he reaches the bottom of the ramp then Aries walks up the steps then steps through the middle rope as his music cuts.
Austin Aries raises the mic to his mouth and says tonight is the first ever Open Fight Night and that means anybody can call out whoever they want and that person MUST accept the challenge and fight, Aries then says tonight he will be doing the first call out and the man he wants to call out is the guy who jumped him from behind last week...ZEMA ION!
Zema Ion walks out onto the stage in his ring gear with a mic in hand, Zema raises the mic to his mouth and his music cuts. Zema then asks Aries if he really wants to get laid out again this week and Aries is daring him to enter the ring. Zema now begins to walk down the ramp and he says how last week was just a preview because after he wins tonight he will be coming for the X Division Championship! Aries is yelling something that can't be made out as Ion drops the mic at ringside and now walks up the steps then enters the ring through the middle rope and he stands across the ring from Aries.
Austin Aries vs Zema Ion
Aries and Ion lock up right away. Ion grabs a side headlock on the head of Aries and wrenches it but Aries shoves Ion off into the ropes then comes running but Ion kicks him away! Ion bounces off the ropes now and connects on a running bulldog to take down Austin Aries! Ion rolls Aries over and hooks the leg for a pin.
NO! Aries kicks out!
Ion yells at Aries telling him he should have "taken the easy way out" to boos from the fans but when Ion pulls Aries up to his feet he gets dropped with a jawbreaker from Aries! Aries lets Ion get up in the ropes and then comes running and dropkicks Ion through the middle rope and knocks him out of the ring! Ion is down holding his ribs at ringside but he gets no chance to rest because Aries exits the ring quickly and jumps onto the ribs of Ion! Ion rolls around on the floor holding his ribs in pain but Aries pulls him up and throws him into the ring then rolls in and hooks the leg.
NO! Ion kicks out!
Aries lets Ion start to get up but then Aries starts smacking Ion with open hand slaps to the face! Ion gets to his feet and rakes the eyes of Aries to loud boos from the fans and Ion makes the boos get louder by shooting off the ropes and hitting a running double sledge to the back of the head of the X Division Champion!
Ion begins to taunt the fans by toying with Aries letting him get to his feet only to shove him back down to the mat a few times, Ion now runs to the ropes then springboards off looking for a springboard moonsault but Aries gets his knees up to block the moonsault! Ion is holding his ribs in pain as Aries pulls himself up then pulls Ion up and whips Ion hard into the turnbuckles! Aries now comes charging and hits a running dropkick into the chest of Ion! Aries pulls Ion out of the corner and lifts up Ion onto his shoulders then drops him onto his own knees for a gutbuster! Aries covers Ion quickly now.
NO! Ion kicks out!
Aries now pulls Ion up and lifts him up possibly for a Brainbuster but instead Aries walks over to the ropes then drops Ion ribs first across the top rope and Ion bounces off the ropes and falls to the floor outside the ring! Aries backs up to the ropes on the opposite side of the ring as Ion gets up on the floor then Aries comes charging and dives through the middle rope and hits a suicide dive taking out Zema Ion! Aries quickly stands back up and slaps hands with a couple fans at ringside as Ion slowly pulls himself up with the ring apron, Aries now walks over to Ion and turns him around then whips him towards the steps but Ion jumps onto the steps then does a backflip off and he lands on Aries taking him out at ringside!
The fans cheer for that move as Ion and Aries are both down and now the fans begin a X Division chant which causes Aries and Ion to begin to stir and the ref is at a 9 count in the ring but both Aries and Ion slide into the ring at the last second to avoid being counted out! Ion gets pissed over Aries making the count and from his knees nails Aries with a stiff right hand to the jaw! Aries falls off his knees and lays down on the mat and Ion crawls over and covers Aries.
NO! Aries puts his foot on the bottom rope!
Ion gets to his feet and sees the foot of Aries still draped on the bottom rope and Ion now kicks his phone off the bottom rope! Ion now drags Aries to the middle of the ring then turns around but before he can execute the move he was planning to hit Aries gets a school boy roll up pin using the tights!
NO! Zema kicks out!
Aries gets up after thinking for sure he caught Ion by surprise but when he gets up Ion headbutts him taking him down to the mat! Ion waits for Aries to get up and he slowly stumbles to his feet then Ion turns him around and hits a belly to back suplex flipping Aries into a high knee to the face! Aries is holding his jaw in pain now and Zema pulls him up to his feet and kicks him in the gut to double him over! Zema looks to be setting up for the Filipino Destroyer but Aries shoves him off and Zema stumbles back only for Aries to lift him up and drop him head first on the mat with a sick Brainbuster! Aries floats over now and traps Ion in the Last Chancery! Aries locks in the hold tight and Zema struggles trying to reach the ropes but Aries refuses to let him reach the ropes and Ion tries to counter out but Aries stops him! Zema tries one last time for the ropes but can't get there and now he lifts his hand up like hes about to tap as Aries yanks further back on the hold!
Christy Hemme: Here's your winner Austin Aries!
Austin Aries celebrates his victory after breaking the hold and Ion rolls out of the ring rubbing his neck from being trapped in the submission hold so long. Aries climbs up to the top turnbuckle and holds up his X Division Title as Zema pulls out his can of hairspray from under the ring and now he slides into the ring with it but before Ion can do anything Shannon Moore sprints down the ramp! Shannon slides under the bottom rope into the ring and Ion tries to spray him in the eyes with the can of hairspray but Shannon ducks then bounces off the ropes on the opposite side of the ring and takes down Zema with a running swinging neckbreaker! Ion rolls out of the ring holding his neck as he stumbles up and backs up the ramp. Aries now stares down Shannon who offers him a handshake and Aries shakes his hand as a thanks for the save Shannon just provided him and we head into commercial.
We come back from commercial and the cameras go backstage. We see Bobby Roode dressed in a suit walking down a hallway and then he enters Hulk Hogan's office and demands to know what he wants. Hogan says last week he warned Bobby he would be punished for attacking Storm and thats why Roode is here, Because in the main event tonight Bobby Roode will be in a 2 on 1 Handicap Match against the TNA Tag Team Champions Samoa Joe and Magnus. Hogan then informs Roode that if he loses by DQ or Countout he will LOSE his spot in the main event of Sacrifice! Roode stands up and he yells at Hogan before throwing everything off the desk of Hogan who stands up and tells Roode to get out or he will be FIRED! Roode punches the wall then storms out of the room clearly pissed off and Hogan can be seen picking up the things on the floor that Roode knocked off the desk.
Meanwhile the cameras now focus on the titantron where a video package begins to play. The video package shows a a young man doing high flying moves and then he walks up to the camera and we can now see that the man is the very first Gutcheck contestant....PJ BLACK!
Spoiler for PJ Black:
PJ Black now talks about growing up in South Africa as a poor child and how he was trained to wrestle by his father who was also a wrestler. Black then discusses how he's been wrestling since he was 16 years old and now he is going to get the big break he has been waiting for with Gutcheck and that starting tonight PJ Black is going to make a big impact starting by winning his Gutcheck match tonight!
The video package ends and the fans are buzzing with some knowing who the young man is but everybody seems to be looking forward to seeing what he can do later tonight.
The fans boo loudly as the undefeated Crimson walks out onto the stage in his ring gear. Crimson has a mic in hand as he quickly walks down the ramp but before he can reach the bottom of the ramp he gets nailed from behind by his opponet from Lockdown Matt Morgan! Crimson's music cuts and now Morgan begins to stomp away at Crimson clearly still upset over Crimson cheating to win at Lockdown. Morgan now pulls Crimson up to his feet but Crimson rakes the eyes of Morgan! Crimson now begins to take control of the brawl by nailing big right hands to the jaw of Morgan as both men walk up the ramp but when Crimson goes for a closeline, Morgan ducks and then as Crimson turns around he comes charging for the Carbon Footprint but Crimson ducks and then low blows Matt Morgan! Crimson now walks down the ramp and looks under the ring then pulls out a steel chair! Crimson now begins to walk up the ramp with the chair as Morgan stumbles to his feet but Crimson now cracks the chair across his back taking him down! Crimson now cracks the chair across the back of Morgan again before placing the chair on the right ankle of Morgan. Crimson now stomps on the chair and Morgan rolls around in pain holding his ankle as Crimson holds his ribs after they were stomping on by Morgan and he kicks Morgan off the ramp then walks backstage to loud boos from the fans as Morgan is laid out and the medics come out and check on him.
We come back from commerical and the cameras go to the commentary desk where we see Mike Tenay and Taz looking very serious. Tenay mentions how last week James Storm and Bobby Roode brawled throughout the Impact Zone and into the backstage area where Bobby Roode launched Storm head first into a brick wall. Taz then mentions how later that night while Storm was getting examined by the medical staff, Bobby Roode bursts into the trainers room and hit Storm in the head with a baseball bat knocking him onto the floor which left him bleeding and knocked out. Tenay now mentions that Storm is not here tonight he has been given the night off so he can heal up for his title defense at Sacrifice.
The cameras now go to a hallway backstage where Brooke Tessmacher is standing. Brooke talks about how next week she will be facing Sarita and says next week she begins her journey towards becoming the next TNA Knockouts Champion! All of sudden Sarita and Rosita walk up yelling at Brooke in spanish, It can be assumed they are insulting her in spanish and then Sarita shoves Brooke! Brooke shoves Sarita back but Rosita tackles Brooke and now Sarita and Rosita are stomping on Brooke in the hall way until the TNA refs run over and tell them to leave which they do and now they check on Brooke who is in the ground holding her ribs from the attack.
The cameras now go to the ring where Jeremy Borash is with PJ Black, Borash asks Black what his strategy tonight will be. Black says he plans to use his high flying skills and striking skills to beat whoever his opponent is and earn himself a contract here at Impact Wrestling tonight. Borash says he hopes Black is ready cause this is his GUTCHECK!
Doug Williams walks out onto the stage in black and orange gear to a small amount of heat from the fans as he poses holding his wrist then quickly walks down the ramp. Doug stops when he reaches the bottom of the ramp and looks at PJ Black in the ring who is pacing back and forth waiting and Doug shakes his head as if he is disappointed then walks up the steps and steps through the middle rope into the ring and he stands in the corner opposite of Black as his music cuts.
PJ Black vs Doug Williams
Williams and Black walk into the middle of the ring and begin to circle each other. Williams reaches his hand out for a handshake and Black goes to shake his hand but Williams pulls his hand away then slaps Black in the face! Black rubs his jaw but before he can fire back Williams decks him with a big right hand! Williams goes for a knee drop but Black rolls out of the way then gets to his feet and bounces off the ropes only for Williams to catch him with a hip toss right into an armbar! Williams begins to wrench on the arm of Black whos sitting on the mat and begins to stomp his foot on the mat to get the fans behind him and they begin to clap everytime he stomps until he gets back to his feet then hits a couple elbows into the ribs of Williams to break the hold! Black then hits a rana right into a pin on Williams!
NO! Williams kicks out!
Black stands up quickly as does Williams and Black nails a spin kick into the ribs of Williams! Williams is doubled over and Black runs to the ropes then springboards off and catches Williams with a springboard tornado DDT! Gabriel quickly crawls over and hooks both legs for the pin on Williams!
NO! Williams kicks out!
Black stands up with the fans now chanting his name after that high flying move and Williams stumbles up to his feet and turns around, Black goes for a superkick but Williams ducks it! Williams now shoves Black across the ring into the turnbuckles in the corner face first and comes charging in, Looking to hit Choas Theory but Black hangs onto the ropes to block it! Williams rolls through and up to his feet and he comes charging into the corner but Black catches him with a side kick into his ribs! Black then springboards off the turnbuckles and takes down Williams with a cross body block!
Black now backs out of the corner as Williams begins to pull himself up with the ropes and Cross is bouncing on his heels as Williams gets up in the corner and turns around only for Black to come charging in but Williams catches him with a big boot to the face! Black stumbles out of the corner and Williams comes running and takes him down with a big closeline! Williams then drops an elbow across the chest of Black then hooks the leg for the pin.
NO! Black kicks out!
Williams lets Black get up then grabs a rear waist lock on him and charges into the ropes again looking for Choas Theory but Black wraps his arms around the ropes to hang on and Williams rolls through and comes running but Black backdrops him over the top rope onto the ring apron! Williams trys to nail Black with a punch to the side of the head but Black ducks then jumps up catching Williams with a enziguri to the head and Williams falls to the floor! Black now backs up as Williams stumbles up holding his head and Black comes charging then launches himself over the top rope looking for a cross body splash but Williams sidesteps and Black crashes hard on the floor!
Williams laughs as PJ Black is laid out holding his ribs and Williams pulls him up then throws him into the ring. Williams rolls in after him then lifts up Black and places him on the top turnbuckle with his back to the ring. Williams climbs up now and locks in a rear waist lock. Williams is now trying to german suplex Black off the top turnbuckle but Black is fighting him off with elbows to the jaw non stop until Williams breaks the hold then falls off the top turnbuckle and to the mat! Black now turns himself around and stands up looking down at Williams then Black dives off the top turnbuckle and nails Williams with a beautiful but dangerous 450 Splash! Black now hooks both legs for the pin and the ref counts!
Christy Hemme: Here's your winner PJ Black!
PJ Black stands up holding his ribs in a bit of shock that he won as the generic music that is used for the TNA Gutcheck theme blares through the speakers and Black celebrates his victory and Doug Williams rolls out of the ring holding his ribs as he walks up the ramp backwards staring down Black who jumps off the top turnbuckle and now Christy Hemme is in the ring with a mic and she asks PJ Black how it feels to know he just earned himself a contract here in Impact Wrestling. Black who is out of breath says it feels great and that he just wishes his dad could be here to see his boy finally make it in the business and now Hemme congratulates Black before exiting the ring and Black celebrates a bit more then exits the ring and runs up the ramp high fiving fans along the way as we cut to a commerical break.
We come back from commerical and a video package begins on the titantron. The video package shows a man who looks to be in his late 20's to early 30's throwing kicks and punches into a punching bag. The man now walks away from the punching bag and we can see he has long dark hair and a full beard. The man now grabs a bottle of water and takes a drink then walks up to the camera and says his name is John Hennigan and that in 2 weeks on Impact Wrestling he will make his debut! Hennigan then says he can strike with the best strikers, Fly high with the best high flyers and even go toe to toe with the best techicial wrestlers but in 2 weeks when he debuts everybody will find out who the real John Hennigan is.
The video package now ends and the fans are all buzzing because they know who he is and Tenay hypes up the debut of John Hennigan 2 weeks from now on Impact Wrestling!
The cameras now focus on the stage where Velvet Sky walks out onto the stage in her black and blue ring gear holding a mic. She is all business tonight walking right down the ramp not doing her usual enterance. Velvet now walks up the steel steps then steps through the middle rope into the ring and her music cuts as she walks into the middle of the ring.
Velvet now says at Lockdown she had Gail Kim beat until Madison Rayne interfeared. Velvet then says last week she got a rematch with Gail and just as she was about to hit her finisher, Madison Rayne AGAIN interfeared to cost her the championship! Velvet then DEMANDS Madison Rayne come out and fight her tonight!
Madison Rayne walks out onto the stage to a good amount of boos from the fans and she is doing her usual enterance waving to the fans. Madison slowly walks down the ramp as Velvet is pacing back and forth waiting to get her hands on the woman who cost her the championship twice. Madison now walks up the steel steps slowly and Velvet starts to walk over but the ref holds her back! Madison now steps through the ropes into the ring and her music cuts.
Velvet Sky vs Madison Rayne
Velvet charges at Madison right away but Madison sidesteps and Velvet runs face first into the turnbuckles! Madison now dropkicks Velvet in the back and Velvet stumbles forward and slams into the top turnbuckle again and she goes down! Velvet trys to roll out of the ring but Madison grabs her legs and drags her to the middle of the ring then covers her for a quick pin.
NO! Velvet kicks out!
Madison now kicks Velvet in the ribs causing her to roll over onto her stomache and now Madison pulls Velvet up and connects on a elbow smash to the face knocking Velvet into the ropes! Madison now comes running but Velvet pulls down the top rope sending Madison tumbling over the top rope and to the floor! Velvet now rolls out of the ring and she hits a low dropkick to the face to keep Madison down! Velvet now mounts Madison and begins slamming her head into the floor outside the ring non stop for a full minute! Velvet now rolls off Madison who trys to crawl away but Velvet grabs her leg and pulls her back towards her then drops an elbow across her back!
Velvet now pulls Madison up and grabs her by the hair then walks over to the steel steps and slams the skull of Madison hard into the steps! Madison stumbles away from Velvet but Velvet comes running and hits a one handed bulldog taking down Madison again! Velvet realizes the ref is at a 8 count and she pulls Madison up then tosses her into the ring and rolls in after her and Velvet crawls over her and hooks the rear leg for the pin.
NO! Madison kicks out!
Velvet lets Madison get up and she turns her around then kicks her in the gut then hooks both arms but Madison counters into a small package pin!
NO! Velvet kicks out!
Madison now pulls Velvet up then knees her in the ribs to double her over. Madison now places her knee on the back of the head of Velvet but Velvet shoves her off and Madison runs into the ropes then comes bouncing back and Velvet takes her down with a big closeline! Madison gets back up and Velvet takes her down with another big closeline! Madison stumbles to her feet again and Velvet kicks her in the gut then hooks both arms and drops her with In Yo Face! Madison goes down and rolls over onto her back and Velvet covers her hooking both legs for the pin.
Christy Hemme: Here's your winner Velvet Sky!
Velvet Sky now celebrates her victory as Madison lays on the mat and Velvet climbs up to the top turnbuckle facing the ramp posing for the fans but now all of sudden Gail Kim comes running out of the crowd in a beautiful dress and boots and she slides under the bottom rope into the ring as Velvet jumps off the top turnbuckle and turns around walking right into a charging Gail Kim smashing Velvet in the skull with the Knockouts Title! The fans boo loudly as Velvet lays knocked out on the mat and Gail Kim throws down her title then pulls Velvet up off the mat but before she can do anything else Mickie James sprints down the ramp and slides under the bottom rope into the ring! Gail tosses Velvet aside and swings at Mickie but Mickie ducks then hits a spin kick into the ribs of Gail! Mickie now grabs the head of Gail looking like shes gonna hit her trademark DDT but all of sudden Madison Rayne smashes Mickie James in the back of the head with the Knockouts Title! Mickie goes down and Madison hands the gold to Gail who holds it up as Madison raises Gail's arm to loud boos.
All of sudden we hear Hulk Hogan's music hit and he walks out onto the stage holding a mic as Gail and Madison turn to face the stage where he is standing and his music cuts. Hogan then says he is sick of the sneak attacks from Gail and Madison and they end TODAY! Hogan then says Velvet Sky deserves a fair rematch for the belt and since he already tried putting her in a cage with Gail and that didnt work he has a new idea, Hogan says at Sacrifice Gail Kim will defend the TNA Knockouts Championship against Velvet Sky.....AND Madison Rayne.....AND Mickie James in a fatal 4 way match! Gail is trying to aruge with Hogan by yelling at him and Madison cracks a smile knowing she will get another shot at the belt but Hogan walks backstage as his music kicks back up and we go to commerical.
We come back from commerical and the cameras go backstage into Bully Ray's locker room. Bully Ray talks about how last week he beat Devon again and how he is more talented then Devon ever was but yet he has no championship, Bully then says after talking with Hogan earlier in the week he is being given a chance to take what he deserves....the Television Championship! Bully Ray says he will see Devon at Sacrifice but before that he will see him next week. Bully now kicks the camera crew out of his locker room and they quickly leave as the cameras now go to the ring.
The fans cheer loudly as Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley walk out onto the stage in their same gear from last week and they quickly walk down the ramp then they both slide under the bottom rope into the ring. Sabin and Shelley take off their leather jackets and toss them out of the ring as Shelley gets handed a mic. Shelley says how last week they beat The Robbies and that was step 1 on their quest to become the tag team champions again. Shelley then says tonight they take step 2....because there calling out any team they have not beat yet to face them here tonight!
The fans boo as Kid Kash and Gunner walk out onto the stage and they begin to walk down the ramp. Kash has a mic in hand and he says that The Guns had a chance to become tag champs at Lockdown and they blew it. Kash then says its time for him and Gunner to rise to the top of this division and tonight that begins by beating them! Kash then throws down the mic as him and Gunner reach the bottom of the ramp and then Kash walks up the steps and steps through the middle rope, Gunner follows his partner up the steps and into the ring and they stand in the corner as their music cuts.
Motor City Machine Guns vs Kid Kash & Gunner
Gunner and Sabin are in each others faces in the middle of the ring to start the match. Gunner piefaces Sabin down to the mat but he quickly gets back up and goes for a punch only for Gunner to duck it and hit a double sledge to the back of the head! Gunner rolls over Sabin and hooks the leg.
NO! Sabin kicks out!
Gunner begins stomping on Sabin until Sabin trips him up then gets up and goes for a standing moonsault but Gunner rolls out of the way and Sabin lands hard on his ribs! Gunner now pulls Sabin up and twists his arm before backing into the corner and he makes the tag to Kid Kash. Kash now climbs up to the top turnbuckle and Kash dives off and hits double sledge across the arm of Sabin! Sabin stumbles away and Kash comes running and rolls him up into a school boy pin.
NO! Sabin kicks out!
Kash pulls Sabin up now and hits a jumping armbreaker taking him back down! Sabin rolls away holding his right arm and Kash walks over and lays the arm flat on the mat then drops a knee onto it! Kash now holds Sabin down by his arm again then drops another knee across his arm! Kash then grabs the arm and locks in an armbar above the head of Sabin while he sits on the mat. Kash yanks on the hold as Sabin is stomping on the mat, Sabin now begins to fight to his feet as Kash switches to a chicken wing hold behind the back of Sabin but Sabin hits a few back elbows to the jaw of Kash to break the hold! Sabin now turns around and comes running but Kash lifts him up and drops him with a flapjack! Kash now rolls Sabin over and hooks both legs for the pin.
NO! Sabin kicks out again!
Kash lets Sabin get up then hits a few kicks to the right arm of Sabin. Kash now grabs the arm of Sabin and goes for a cross armbreaker but Sabin blocks it then shoves him off into the ropes, Sabin now comes charging and nails a big closeline sending Kash flying over the top rope to the floor! Sabin now tags in Shelley as Kash stumbles to his feet and Sabin dives over the top rope and takes out Kash with a cross body! Shelley enters the ring now and Sabin tosses Kash in and as soon as he gets up Shelley nails him with a shining wizard! Shelley drags Kash away from the ropes and pins.
NO! Kash kicks out!
Shelley now hits a few punches to Kash then whips him hard into The Guns corner. Shelley now comes running for a big splash and it connects! Shelley tags in Sabin who climbs up to the top turnbuckle as Shelley sets up for a neckbreaker but now Gunner enters the ring and comes running and shoves Shelley out of the ring through the middle rope! Sabin now dives off the top and nails Gunner with a missile dropkick and Gunner rolls out of the ring! Kash now pulls Sabin up to his feet and kicks him in the gut to double him over! Kash then applies an underhook on both arms and tries to lift up Sabin but Sabin blocks it then counters by lifting up Kash onto his shoulders! Sabin walks into the middle of the ring but all of sudden Gunner comes from behind and clubs Sabin in the back of the head! Sabin drops Kash off his shoulders behind him and goes down! Gunner stomps on Sabin until the ref forces him to exit the ring, Kid Kash is now getting up behind Sabin who stumbles up to his feet and Kash turns him around then hits a Double Underhook Piledriver! Kash has Sabin stacked up for a pin now and the ref counts.
Christy Hemme: Here's your winners Kid Kash & Gunner!
Kid Kash celebrates the big victory as Gunner rolls into the ring and holds up his partner's arm as Sabin is laid out on the mat and Shelley slides into the ring and checks on him. Kash and Gunner now exit the ring and celebrate their big victory as we head into commercial for the final time tonight.
We come back from commercial and the cameras show Hulk Hogan standing in a hallway when Samoa Joe & Magnus walk past Hogan. Hogan stops them and says he wants them to teach Bobby Roode a lesson tonight and be the hard hitting, Ass kicking champs he knows they are tonight. Joe and Magnus smirk to each other before telling Hogan not to worry and they walk away as Hogan nods in approval as the cameras now cut to the commentary desk where Mike Tenay says next week is Championship Thursday and the TNA Tag Team Championships will be on the line! The cameras now cut to the ring where Christy Hemme is standing holding a mic.
Christy Hemme: The following contest is a handicap match and it is scheduled for one fall! Introducing first, From Toronto, Ontario, Canada he is the It Factor of Professional Wrestling, Bobby Roode!
The fans give Bobby Roode the loudest amount of boo's all night as he steps out onto the stage in his usual gear with his fancy robe on. Bobby now looks around at the fans before slowly walking down the ramp. Roode reaches the bottom of the ramp and walks over to the steps, Slowly walking up them and then steps through the ropes and walks into the middle of the ring. Roode now unties his robe and tosses it outside the ring and then backs into the corner waiting for his opponents as his music cuts.
Christy Hemme: And his opponents, They are the TNA Tag Team Champions Samoa Joe and Magnus!
Samoa Joe and Magnus walk out onto the stage to a mixed reaction from the fans but mainly cheers. Joe and Magnus now walk down the ramp with the titles draped over their shoulders. Joe walks over to the steel steps while Magnus jumps onto the ring apron, Joe steps through the middle rope and Magnus climbs up to the top turnbuckle and poses for the fans before jumping down into the ring and now the champs hold up their titles before giving them to Hemme as she exits the ring and now their music cuts.
Bobby Roode vs Samoa Joe & Magnus
Magnus steps out onto the ring apron, Letting Joe start the match and now Joe and Roode walk into the middle of the ring then lock up. Roode tries to power Joe into the corner but Joe quickly shoves Roode down to the mat! Roode gets back up and he smacks Joe across the chest to no effect! Joe laughs and tells him to do it again and now Roode slaps Joe across the chest again but this time Joe hits a discus clothesline right after the chop! Roode goes down and Joe tries to attack but Roode rolls out of the ring to avoid him!
Joe is yelling at Roode to get back in the ring but Roode refuses and walks around ringside. Magnus now jumps off the ring apron and chases Roode around the ring but when Roode gets to where he started Joe nails him with a jumping kick to the head! Joe now throws Roode into the ring then rolls in after him and bounces off the ropes then nails Roode with a senton across the chest! Joe now hooks the rear leg for a pin.
NO! Roode kicks out!
Joe now walks over to his corner and makes the tag to Magnus who enters the ring while Joe holds back Roode then Magnus hits a back handed chop across the chest! Roode stumbles away as soon as Joe lets go of him but Magnus quickly nails a running clothesline to the back of the head! Magnus now pulls Roode off the mat then knees him in the ribs before clubbing him across the back to take him back down! Magnus now walks over to his corner and tags in Joe as Roode stumbles to his feet across the ring and Magnus charges at him but Roode pulls down the top rope sending Magnus flying over the top rope and to the floor! Roode now stumbles into the middle of the ring but then Joe takes him out with a springboard shoulder block! Joe then hooks both legs for a pin.
NO! Roode kicks out!
Joe gets up keeping his calm and pulls Roode up but Roode rakes the eyes! Joe stumbles away and Roode turns him around and whips him across the ring into the ropes and Joe comes bouncing back and Roode nails him with a Double R Spinebuster! The fans boo as Roode covers Joe for a pin.
NO! Magnus breaks it up!
Roode rolls off the pin holding the back of his head where Magnus hit him and Joe gets up. Joe lets Roode get up in the corner then comes charging into the corner and nails a running splash crushing Roode in the corner! Joe now backs out of the corner as Roode stumbles out and Joe nails a enziguri to the side of the head taking him down! Joe now rolls Roode over onto his back then bounces off the ropes and goes for a running senton but Roode rolls out of the way and Joe crashes hard on the mat! Roode now gets up and charges over to the corner and knocks Magnus off the ring apron! Roode then turns around into an oncoming Joe but Roode hits a drop toe hold and Joe slams face first into the middle turnbuckle! Joe turns around and Roode kicks him in the gut then goes for The Pay Off but Magnus hooks the leg of Roode from outside the ring to block the finisher from Roode!
Magnus now jumps onto the ring apron as Roode closelines Joe over the top rope and to the floor! Magnus now reaches in and spins Roode around while on the ring apron then Magnus lifts up Roode for a suplex but Roode lands on his feet at ringside then low blows Magnus knocking him off the ring apron! Roode sees Joe getting up and comes running nailing him with a running knee smash to the head taking him down! Magnus gets to his feet now and Roode turns around and ducks a punch then throws Magnus head first into the steel steps taking him out! Roode now throws Joe into the ring then rolls in after him and hooks the leg.
NO! Joe kicks out!
Roode now begins to club Joe in the back to try and keep him down but Joe ends up getting to his feet and he shoves Roode into the corner! Joe then lifts up Roode and puts him on the top turnbuckle. Joe then lifts up Roode onto his shoulders and walks into the middle of the ring but Roode slides down the back of Joe then pushes him into the ropes! Roode now waits for Joe to turn around then nails him with a big running Spear! Magnus now rolls into the ring and comes running but Roode catches him with a Double R Spinebuster! Magnus rolls back out of the ring holding his head and Joe gets up and comes running for a big boot but Roode ducks and Joe nails the ref! The fans let out a big sigh as they were hoping Joe would catch Roode with that boot but now Roode clubs Joe in the back of the head taking him down! Roode now rolls out of the ring and walks over to Christy Hemme and demands she gets out of her chair which she quickly does! Roode grabs the chair and folds it up then slides into the ring with it.
Joe now stumbles up to his feet as Roode is banging the chair on the mat but Magnus comes from behind as Roode lifts up the chair over his head and takes it from him! Roode turns around and yells at Magnus who nails him in the ribs with the chair then tosses it out of the ring! Roode turns around and Joe lifts him up onto his shoulders but Roode again slides down the back then shoves Joe into the ropes and he runs head first into the skull of his own tag team partner taking both men down! Roode now rolls out of the ring and lifts up the ring apron then pulls out the same black baseball bat he used last week! Roode now rolls into the ring as Joe stumbles to his feet and Roode swings for the fences nailing Joe right in the gut! Roode then slams the bat across the back of Joe! Magnus gets onto the ring apron and Roode jabs him in the ribs with the bat! Roode then tosses the bat out of the ring and drags Joe away from the ropes then rolls him over and hooks the leg for the pin as the ref stumbles up.
Christy Hemme: Here's your winner Bobby Roode!
Bobby Roode stands up and demands the ref raises his arm to the loudest boos of the night by far! Roode now sees Magnus roll into the ring to check on Joe and he quickly bails out of the ring and walks up the ramp backwards with a big grin on his face knowing he outsmarted Hogan along with the tag champs. Roode now stands on the stage as Joe sits up and gives a death glare to Roode as the show goes off the air!
Re: Impact Wrestling 2012: A New Era.
All the matches were very good and very well written. They progressed well and ended at the right times so well done on that front. There's never really a lot more to say about writing matches than they're good if they're well written because, if they're well written, the writer should just keep doing what they're doing!
I said something before on another thread BTB that I feel applies here as well so I'm just going to paste that comment:
"The only thing I would criticise a little is the segments (or lack thereof). Segments, I'm a killer for detail on. If you're not a great match writer then writing recaps is fine but segments are the biggest part of story progression on these shows and recaps for segments don't really do the best job in developing storylines. It IS your first show so it's not a huge deal but that might be a small something worth trying to develop going forward."
Honestly, I prefer watching segments to matches on TV shows because they're usually a lot better. The wrestling on TV is hardly worth watching and, while it's great reading matches and imagining them out, move for move, in-depth segments are crucial.
It's definitely a very solid platform to build off of and the development of the segments you did was well done but if you could develop that even further then this would definitely help to peak interest, in my opinion.
Hope that helps.
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