IMPACT Wrestling – January 3, 2013
On the last episode of IMPACT Wrestling…
We see an establishing shot of the impact zone.
The Aces and Eights were unmasked again!
A clip is shown of Jeff Hardy and Bobby Roode seemingly setting aside their differences and teaming up on the Aces and Eights. They manage to pin one member down and get his mask off. The now unmasked man is revealed to be Chris Sabin, former Motor City Machine Gun member.
It’s Chris Sabin! Chris Sabin is with the Aces and Eights!
Many final moments were had…
A clip of James Storm getting the win over Kazarian in his last official TNA match. We then hear an unrelated James Storm promo in the background.
Sorry, about your damn luck!
Jeff Hardy is seen walking down to the ring.
Creatures – We did it!
Rob Van Dam is seen hitting the Five Star Frog Splash on Mr. Anderson.
Rob Van Dam:
I’m Mr. Thursday Night, the whole F’n show!
We hear a microphone sound in the background, seemingly as tribute to Mr.Anderson.
And TNA was forever changed!
Joseph Park is seen walking into Hulk Hogan’s office in a brand new clip.
: Hulk, we’ve got big problems! The TNA Wrestler Contracts are all gone!
What!? Is there anything we can do about it, brother?
I’ll do what I can, but it looks like you may lose a lot of wrestlers at this time. You may even have to go on hiatus!
This is terrible news. This could ruin the company forever!
I’m doing what I can, Hulk, but I will need to take a permanent leave of absence from TV to fix all this!
Of course, brother. Just do what you can!
Tonight, IMPACT Wrestling will return after a nearly two month long absence, and will hit harder –
Shot of Matt Morgan giving a carbon footprint.
-and make more of an Impact than ever before!
Clip of AJ Styles hitting the Styles Clash on Christopher Daniels.
Join us in celebrating the birth of a brand new TNA wrestling… Tonight!!!
The TNA founder’s music hits and he heads out onto the stage of the IMPACT Wrestling Set here at the Asylum in Nashville. He gets a good reaction from the audience as he makes his way down to the ring.
You know JB, one of the things I always loved about this great company was that it always has been Total Nonstop Action! We are starting off this legendary night right away! Instantly out of the starting gate!
That’s right Mike! Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the new IMPACT Wrestling! I’m JB, Jeremy Borash, and I’m here with Mike Tenay to welcome you to what should be the most historic night in TNA since it revolutionized Pro Wrestling (again!) in early 2010!
Here comes the TNA Founder, Jeff Jarrett! He’s making his highly anticipated return here tonight!
Jarrett grabs a mic from a ringside worker and heads in to the ring. He waits for the crowd to die down, and starts to speak.
Before I start, I’d just like to say that it is my honor to finally be standing inside a TNA ring again!
Pop from the crowd
When I founded this company in 2002 along with my father Jerry Jarrett, I never imagined it would have gotten to the place it is now, and I have no one to thank for that but all of you!
The crowd cheers.
With that being said, however, there is a serious matter at hand. On November 23, hours after we held our last show before the hiatus, all of the TNA contracts were destroyed. We tried frantically to resign everyone on the roster, but we simply couldn’t get all of our roster back.
Mild heat from the crowd
But you know what? That’s why we came here, to Nashville, for our first show back! Because we know that you are all die hard TNA fans, who will stand next to this company through thick and thin!
Loud pop from the audience
We promise that the quality of TNA will not go down! If anything, it will be going up! I think that everyone here will know that by the end of tonight! Now, enough of me talking. Let’s get to some damn action already, thank you!
The crowd starts to cheer very loudly. Jeff Jarrett smiles and starts to make his way towards the ropes.
Matt Morgan, accompanied by Joey Ryan, strolls on to the stage accompanied by heat from the crowd. He and his buddy walk down to ringside, snatch a couple of mics from the attendant, and get in the ring. Morgan gives Jarrett an intimidating stare, and starts to talk.
Ah, the irony of it all. When TNA is going through tough times, when TNA needs help, who do they come to for help? Matt Morgan, of all people.
Jarrett looks at Morgan, confused, as the crowd boos.
Joey Ryan as well.
Right, Joey Ryan as well. Anyways, Jeff, TNA is going through some tough times, right? They need all the help they can get, right? So why don’t you tell me why you are giving these people some boring speech, when you could be getting your gear on and wrestling a god damn match!
Mixed Reaction from the crowd.
We already have a good lineup for tonight-
Huge heat from the crowd. Jarrett is taken aback by this outburst.
I’ve always hated you, Jeff. People like you and Hulk Hogan have always done nothing but politic backstage and use your influence to keep people like me and Joey Ryan down!
The crowd continue to boo.
I have no idea what you’re talking about, Matt. To me, it seems like we’ve given you shot after shot and you always screw it up!
Do you want me to show you the win-loss record we have on you? I don’t think it would make you happy.
Morgan, obviously offended by this, sarcastically laughs to himself and nods his head. He then stares right into Jarrett’s eyes.
Tell you what, Jeff. I’m going to prove you and everyone else who doesn’t have faith in me wrong tonight, because Joey Ryan and I challenge you and whatever shmuck you can find backstage to a tag team match later tonight!
Pop from the crowd.
Wait, Matt, we never discussed this-
Alright then, tough guy! I accept your challenge. It shouldn’t be too hard to beat you, or find a partner who wants an easy win. I’ll see you tonight.
Jarrett’s theme plays and he exits the ring, walking to the back.
What a match we already have for later tonight! This show has barely started and I’m already excited!
I can’t help but agree with you there!
***Off The Chain***
Bobby Roode’s theme song plays, and he steps on to the ramp to a mixed reaction.
This day just keeps getting better, as we have Bobby Roode in action – next!
When we return, Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode are both in the ring, with Kurt’s music playing.
I’m ready for this, JB! Are you?
Absolutely, Positively, beyond a shadow of a doubt, Mike. These guys are both main event caliber competitors, and I can’t wait to see them go at it!
MATCH # 1
Singles Contest between Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode
A very back and forth contest, almost split totally even in terms of who was on the offense. Roode started the match off by attacking Angle instantly after the bell went, but was quickly stopped by Kurt, who spent the majority of the early minutes of the match on the offense. He went for an early Angle Slam, but was unable to lift a heavily resisting Roode, who reversed the move into a bulldog. A very back in forth contest from that point on, until near the end when Roode really started to dominate. Roode made the stupid mistake of arching his back down after an Irish Whip, and was rolled up into a pin by a quickly thinking Angle. After Roode kicked out at two, Angle quickly went for the Ankle Lock, and picked up the win via submission.
Winner – Kurt Angle
Time – 11:07
What an amazing competition! Kurt Angle picked up the victory with the Ankle Lock after a quick roll up pin!
Absolutely fantastic showing from both men, but we need to take a look at just how painful that Ankle Lock was. Can we get a video replay, please?
After being shown a video package, we briefly see Kurt posing in victory on the ramp. We go to a shot of Zemma Ion walking backstage. He doesn’t get far before he is stopped by backstage interviewer Todd Keneley.
Hey everyone, this is Todd Keneley, the brand new backstage announcer for the brand new IMPACT Wrestling! I’m here with Zemma Ion!
What do you want?
Zemma, with the new faces of the X division arriving in TNA with this new change in the roster, where do you think you will rank?
Ughhh. Let me tell you something John Doe, the people in the X division? The stars? They don’t damn matter. All that matters is me, Zemma Ion. Hey, this isn’t a knock on TNA or any of the other guys in that locker room, but if you go up against Zemma Ion, you’re going to lose. Now, if you’ll excuse me-
Zemma walks out of the frame.
Zemma, where are you going? Hey, Zemma! ZEMMA!
Keneley makes a remark about how ridiculous he just sounded, and signs off.
Sounds like Zemma Ion isn’t scared of the new faces here in the X division.
It sure sounds like it. Anyways-
***Future of Fashion***
Zemma Ion’s music hits and he walks down to the ring in what seems to be an “unscheduled” appearance.
Well, I guess we know where Zemma Ion was going now.
Zemma Ion making his way down to the ring, what will he have to say? We’ll find out, next!
When we return, Zemma Ion is standing in the ring with a microphone, seemingly enjoying the heat from the crowd he is getting. He walks to the center of the ring, and starts to speak.
You know, I have to be thankful that even in these difficult times, TNA had it in them to resign me. This is a great company, and I’m glad to be a part of it.
The fans seem confused that Ion made a babyface remark.
Yeah, I have no problems with this place itself. No, my problem lies with all you idiot fans.
The crowd is relieved.
You pathetic sheep were always the ones to be wearing your stupid Jeff Hardy Wristbands, and your Rob Van Dam T-Shirts. Well guess what, Jeff Hardy isn’t here anymore, and neither is that waste of space RVD!
Huge heat from the audience.
Nah, you should have been wearing Zemma Ion T-Shirts and playing with Zemma Ion action figures. Action figures that should have already been made, mind you. The fact that you all don’t love Zemma Ion more than any other guy on the roster disappoints me already.
The crowd continue to boo Zemma.
As a matter of fact, I’m starting a pro Zemma Ion campaign. Anyone who does not love Zemma Ion above all others – will be eradicated.
The crowd laughs and gives Zemma heat. Ion notices a referee who just happened to be in the ring.
Oh come on Zemma, really?
Zemma gets in the referee’s face.
Is Zemma Ion your favorite TNA wrestler?
The referee looks confused by this question.
I said, is Zemma Ion your favorite TNA wrestler?
The referee backs away a little, and starts muttering confused words at Ion.
IS ZEMMA ION YOUR FAVORITE TNA WRESTLER?
Zemma pushes the referee down to the ground. Suddenly, the lights in the arena go out.
Suicide comes down to the ring on his traditional zipline, as the crowd goes crazy.
It’s Suicide! Suicide has returned to TNA on this historic night!
The two X division wrestlers have an extremely brief staredown when a backstage worker runs to the ring and tells the ref to ring the bell. Zemma Ion looks very confused for approximately 1.6 seconds until he notices Suicide lunging at him.
Singles contest between Zemma Ion and Suicide
The match obviously starts with Suicide on the offensive, as he gives Zemma a running dropkick to kick things off. It descends into a beatdown until Ion reverses one of Suicide’s moves into an irish whip directly into the referee. Seeing the opportunity, he grabs a steel chair from ringside and runs back into the ring, only for it to be confiscated by Suicide and thrown to the outside of the ring. Zemma still manages to get the upper hand after this however, as the offensive after the half way mark becomes about 70% his. After giving Suicide a weak kick, Ion bumps into the referee moving backwards, and gets into an argument with him. He pushes him a second time, and instead of disqualifying Zemma, the ref pushes Ion back towards Suicide, who hits him with the DOA and gets the pinfall.
Winner – Suicide
Time – 7:32
After doing a few of his signature taunts, the lights go out and Suicide disappears. The crowd is left to cheer over his victory without any music playing.
Well-deserved victory for Suicide, there!
Absolutely! Now, before this gets too awkward (this is Total Nonstop Action after all), we have reports that something is going on backstage!
We go backstage, where Austin Aries is seen walking around. Sting then enters the frame, reading a magazine, and Aries walks up to him.
Well, if it isn’t the one and only icon, Sting! Out of all the people who left this company, the one person who people wanted to leave, Sting (!) is still here.
Speak for yourself, Aries. I know quite a few people around here who would much rather see me on TV than your smug face.
Yeah, I really doubt that. Who could resist the Greatest Man that Ever Lived? In any case, you do know you didn’t have to resign with TNA, right? Unless of course, there is some unwritten law that Sting has to be under contract at all times, which seems to be the case. As much as people don’t like you now, Sting, I think that they would like you wrestling at age seventy a little less.
You know damn well why I’m here, Aries. This is it. Sting’s final year as a wrestler. My entire decorated career will end over the course of the next ten months, and my last match ever will take place at Bound for Glory. I do hope that I get to fight you during that time, though. I would enjoy showing you that I could still beat you any day at my age. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’d like to continue reading.
Aries starts walking away.
Alright then Sting, I’ll leave you alone. Try not to break any fingers holding up those heavy papers, alright?
When we return, we see all the screaming Nashville fans, and get a voiceover from the commentators.
Once again, we thank all the IMPACT Wrestling fans for supporting us through thick and thin as this show continues!
For sure, Mike. In all my years as a backstage interviewer here in TNA I learned just how great these fans really.
So, JB, how does it feel to be one of the official TNA commentators for the first time in your long career here?
It feels great Mike, but my favorite part about it has to be the fact that I get to see all these great matches up close!
The TNA fans at the Asylum give a huge pop for the Phenomenal AJ Styles as he steps on to the stage and holds the hood of his signature outfit up for a few seconds for the benefit of all those with flash photography.
And of course, here’s one man that this company simply would not be the same without. AJ Styles is Mr.TNA, and I’m not sure this show would even work without him here!
Indeed JB, but remember, AJ Styles isn’t going to be the true “top” guy here in TNA for a long time, as the fact that he cannot get a title shot until Bound for Glory still stands!
AJ Styles risked it all at Turning Point, and it did not pay off. Fortunately for him, he got two months to enjoy his time on the same playing field as everyone else, as we have no world champion!
Or any other champions for that matter, JB!
AJ gets into the ring and does his “arms spread wide” pose, which gets a decent reaction from the crowd.
***The British Invasion***
Magnus walks down the entrance ramp to some mainly positive reactions from the die-hard TNA crowd. He scoffs at the crowd and runs up the steel steps.
I’m glad to see that the British Invasion survived in some way, here at the new TNA. A very exciting atmosphere at the Asylum, as the match begins!
Match # 3
Singles contest between AJ Styles and Magnus
Magnus and AJ had a bit of a standoff at the start of this contest, before starting to trade blows. Magnus eventually gained the upper hand, and started to go to work on AJ in a brawl that spread to the outside. At one moment, Magnus tried to whip AJ into the steel steps but was reversed and sent into them himself. After this, he was thrown inside the ring, and it looked like AJ was about to gain the upper hand when Magnus grabbed his head and hit it on and off the ropes, sending him to the floor. Magnus tried going for a high flying maneuver, but AJ moved out of the way, and he hit the guardrail. AJ got on the offensive for a while after this, but the focus eventually switched back to Magnus again. The contest finished when AJ grabbed Magnus’s legs after a failed flying dropkick attempt, hit the Styles Clash, and got the pin.
Winner: AJ Styles
Time – 9:58
After being announced the victor, AJ starts to celebrate and jump around the ring. He gets out, poses with some fans, and goes into the crowd to celebrate.
Mr.TNA going into the crowd to celebrate with all of his fans after that huge victory tonight!
If AJ can keep momentum like that going, he may be looking at a title shot some sort in the near future!
With that being said, I’d like to bring your attention over to the video screen, where we will be seeing an exclusive video package about the future of the TNA X division!
The camera pans away from the announcers, and towards the titantron. The video then starts.
When Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was founded in 2002, one of its biggest components…was the X division.
Clip of the AJ Styles-Samoa Joe-Christopher Daniels match at Unbreakable followed by some footage of the first ever Destination X match.
This division of professional wrestlers was more than just a collection of cruiserweights. It was for those who were willing to take the risk and fly high to win the title gold.
Footage of Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle with the X division title.
But in recent years, the X Division has become more of a side project.
We see Jay Lethal entering the ring for his match with Kazarian at Genesis 2011. We can hear Mike Tenay in the background –
We will be kicking off the night with our X division championship match!
TNA Wrestling is proud to say that this is the case… no more!
High flying moves from people like The Motor City Machine Guns and Homicide are shown.
With a new IMPACT Wrestling, comes a new X divison!
Stills of Homicide, Chris Sabin, Christopher Daniels, Jay Lethal and Low Ki, Suicide, Zemma Ion and Robbie E all flash on the screen one after another.
In the coming weeks you can look forward to more exciting X division action!
More screenshots of Petey Williams, AJ Styles, The Pope, Joey Ryan, Samoa Joe, Austin Aries and Amazing Red.
The package does a “TV Shut off” effect, and we go to commercial.
Jay Lethal and his new tag team partner Low Ki arrive on the IMPACT stage. They get a big pop from the crowd, and run down the ramp slapping hands.
It’s great to be seeing these guys back in TNA after such a long time, and what a great way to celebrate their return!
I’ve always loved Six Man Tag matches Mike, and I’m sure this high flying contest will be awesome!
Homicide gets a surprisingly huge pop from the crowd as he makes his long awaited return to TNA, jumping on to the stage with his full LAX gear set on.
It’s been a loooong time since we’ve seen Homicide here in TNA, and it sounds like the fans here in Nashville are extremely excited to see him wrestle again.
Homicide makes some poses, then joins Low Ki and Jay Lethal in the ring.
The Pope walks out to a good deal of heat from the crowd. He shrugs it off, and makes a smug face as if to say “I don’t care”.
Remember JB, the last time we saw The Pope D’angelo Dinero was at Hard Justice when he was beaten down by the Aces and Eights. The Pope doesn’t look happy to be back however!
He looks kind of bored to me.
The Pope throws his sunglasses to the side of the ramp, just out of reach for the fans, and stops at ringside to wait for the rest of his team.
***Get your fist pumpin’ up in the air!***
Robbie E and Robbie T walk into view, accompanied by MASSIVE heat from the audience.
These Nashville fans don’t seem to like Robbie E and Robbie T, Mike.
I don’t blame them. I’m not a huge fan myself.
E and T give off the same ‘whatever’ vibe that the pope did, as they give arrogant, sarcastic smiles to the fans in attendance. They both get up on ringside, and the Pope enters the ring.
It looks like The Pope and Low Ki will be starting this six man tag team match off!
Six Man Tag contest between Low Ki, Jay Lethal, and Homicide and Robbie E, Robbie T and The Pope
By far the most fast paced contest of the night, this match had a heavy emphasis on tag team maneuvers. Within the first minute of the contest, Robbie T and Homicide had already been tagged in. Big Rob Terry got the least offense of the participants in this match, as his attempts to keep up with the X division stars were mostly futile. He did manage to hit a huge clothesline and get the tag to Robbie E eventually, and even competition was back on. All competitors(with the exception of Robbie T, who brawled with Low Ki on the outside to distract Jay Lethal at one point in the match) were routinely tagged in over and over throughout the match, with a (generally high flying) tag team move accompanying most tags made. Near the end of the match, The Pope slapped Robbie E’s back, tagging him in, and neither he nor Homicide(the legal man at the time) noticed. Homicide hit a flying cross body on Robbie E, and turned around to a dropkick to the face from Dinero, who got the pin.
Winners: The Pope, Robbie E and Robbie T
Time – 10:06
Robbie E and Robbie T get on both sides of the Pope and do their fist pump taunt, while The Pope gets an attendant to deliver him his glasses, which he quickly puts on.
Great action in a great six man tag team match!
Action like that is sure fun to watch! It really sets TNA apart from the competition.
The Pope sure is staying in the ring for a good while.
The Pope remains in the ring until all competitors have left. He then runs out of the ring and grabs the last competitor to leave it, Homicide. He whips him back in to the ring and looks deviously at the ring apron. He flips it up, and takes a baseball bat from the bottom of the ring.
Homicide never did anything to Dinero! What’s this all about?
Someone get out here! It looks like The Pope is about to assault Homicide with that baseball bat!
Tenay’s cry for help doesn’t do much, as The Pope enters the ring and smiles at the crowd before smashing fallen Homicide with the bat.
Oh god! What a sickening act!
What is wrong with D’Angelo Dinero, Mike? What is his problem?
***Nation of Violence***
The crowd goes wild as Samoa Joe’s music hits and he runs out to make the save. The Pope has left the ring and started to run through the crowd by the time he has gotten to Homicide, however.
Finally, someone comes to help! Thank god for Samoa Joe coming here to scare The Pope off!
I think he may have intended to do a little more than just scare him off, Mike. These two have a history together.
While it may be unprofessional to say this as a neutral announcer for this show, I really hope Joe does destroy The Pope soon.
I don’t think Hulk Hogan will give you any trouble for stating the obvious.
Homicide raises to his feet and shakes hands with Samoa Joe to a huge positive reaction from the fans as we go to commercial break.
When we return, the camera is focused on the announce table.
Well JB, our main event is approaching fast. It’ll be Jeff Jarrett, an-
***Dead Man’s Hand***
The Aces and Eights theme blares, and the fans start to voice their disapproval.
You have got to be kidding me.
We lose so many people in the last few months, but the Aces and Eights stick around? Just great, this is exactly what TNA needs.
As this isn’t the Impact Zone, there is no designated spot for the Aces and Eights to enter from. So, they just walk in from behind the entrance ramp and onto it. “They” being Chris Sabin, Devon, D.O.C and one masked member, to be more specific.
Mike, if there was ANYTHING good about the struggles TNA has gone through recently, it was that they almost definitely ensured the end of the Aces and Eights. Looks like we weren’t even that lucky.
Sabin and his buddies get in the ring, equipped with microphones, and start the promo.
It isn’t anything new for anyone who happens to be affiliated with this fine club, Aces and Eights, but I feel like I’ve been cheated by TNA.
You see, the members of the Aces and Eights clubhouse were very much in favor of me losing the mask. I was to be an example of this company screwing someone over, and I totally understood that.
So, I let Jeff Hardy and Bobby Roode unmask me on the last IMPACT.
Crowd continues to boo.
But I had to explain myself. I had to let the world know why I did what I did, and why I am a full time member of the Aces and Eights. Let me tell you why.
Silence-the crowd seems interested in listening.
When Alex Shelley, my former tag team partner, decided to leave TNA I was upset. He was a good friend, and it would be hard to imagine competing without him.
Small pop from the crowd.
But I loved this company, so I still headed over to Orlando the next day. I went up to Hulk Hogan, and I asked him what my match for the night would be. But no, he was all like “Brother, we have nothing for you. Jack dude. You should just go home brother”.
Some boos from the crowd.
Yeah, I was a company outcast. They kicked me out of this place while I was still under contract, while I still loved my job, and all because they had ‘nothing for me’. Hell, they even kept my name up on the website for name value!
They heat is getting hotter as Sabin is speaking.
So this band of outlaws, this group called Aces and Eights, they come to me and tell me that with them, I’d be in good hands. And I’d tend to agree.
Sabin takes a moment to soak in the hatred from the audience, smirking slightly, and continues.
But that brings me back to my original point. The one about how I’ve been SCREWED by TNA once again. You see, all that sh*t I just said? It needed to be known worldwide by the next week, or else people would never know why Chris Sabin “betrayed” TNA, and they would start guessing petty reasons like Money and Jealousy. Of course, TNA had to get caught up in all the garbage they’ve been in, and they had to lose a lot of their sheep. Like Jeff Hardy and the entire Knockouts division, for example.
Heavy heat from the audience.
The club has been very nervous, very scared over whether or not TNA would return so that this story could be told. Luckily, IMPACT Wrestling returned from hiatus.
Pop from the crowd.
The Aces and Eights are now bigger and better than ever. Everyone on the TNA roster should watch their backs!
***Canadian National Anthem***
The new Team Canada, comprised of TNA X Division Icon Petey Williams and former member Tyson Dux, appears on the stage. Some crowd members are pleased to see Petey Williams, some booing what was always a heel faction, but the majority of the audience seem to be confused.
It's Team Canada!
The newest Team Canada, anyways.
As Dux and Williams make their way to the ring, Sabin and the other members have looks of complete confusion on their faces. Team Canada get into the ring, and grab microphones.
So TNA finally came crawling back to the Canadian Destroyer Petey Williams. Of course they did so when they hit rock bottom, but it's still good to be back. Kind of.
The audience gets that this is going to be a heel promo and starts to boo.
You know, Aces and Eights, I totally get where you’re coming from here. I was one of the hardest workers in this company for years, since 2004 in fact, and one day in 2009 they just decided to fire me. No reason, just ‘cause, you know, they were bored or whatever.
Heat from the crowd.
But hey, you think my sob story is bad, listen to my man Tyson’s. Tyson?
Tyson Dux starts his promo. The Aces still look confused.
Before I start rambling on, I would like to ask everyone in the crowd here tonight something. Do any of you know who I am?
A NO! chant starts among the audience.
I didn’t think so. Well, I’ll inform you. I was a member of “Team Canada” for both of the World X Cup tournaments that TNA held a while back. I had it all, talent, skill, charisma, and so on.
Crowd starts booing Tyson Dux
Of course, this company never let me go any further than that, and I wasn’t really seen outside of those events. Well, me and Petey Williams are returning to TNA and kicking it when it’s down; this is our revenge!
Heat from the audience as Dux notions to Petey that he can continue speaking.
Thanks, Tyson. So, Aces and Eights, there is a reason we came out here. We want to get revenge on TNA just as badly as you do. So why don’t we join forces? Team Canada will be more strong than ever before as a part of Aces and Eights-
Sargent-at-arms of Aces and Eights, Devon, grabs the mic from Petey Williams.
Sorry guys, but we aren’t an open club. I’m going to have to thank you for volunteering to be the first wrestlers on the roster to be taken out by us since IMPACT Wrestling went off air. Let’s get them boys!
The Aces and Eights start to corner Team Canada.
***The Beaten Path***
The crowd goes absolutely insane for Bully Ray as he walks on to the stage. He starts to talk before the commentators acknowledge his presence.
Devon, I’m freaking done. I thought for sure this Aces and Eights crap would be done with when the light at the end of the tunnel shone, but I was wrong.
The crowd is still going crazy.
But hey, you know what? I just don’t care anymore. Your involvement with TNA, or who the Aces and Eights are, those facts no longer matter to me.
My main concern is rising to the top of TNA once more! My focus has shifted over to the TNA Title, and away from you and all of these people!
Continued mixed reaction.
But, you know what? This past, what, half a year? I’m going to make sure it wasn’t a complete waste by leaving my mark on the Aces and Eights one last time. You have new challengers, is what I’m saying!
The crowd gets excited, and starts to cheer.
Boys, come on out.
Bully makes a hand motion to the ramp, and out comes… OVW Superstar Joe Coleman?
What the… hey, I think I know him! That’s Joe Coleman, from the TNA Developmental Territory, OVW! Wait, there’s another wrestler, Jason Wayne! Johnny Spade! Randy Royal! My god, the entire OVW roster is here!
Just as Tenay said, the entire male roster of OVW empties out on to the ramp and heads towards the ring. The crowd is in absolute disbelief and confusion over what is going on. The OVW wrestlers run on into the ring and start to attack the Aces and Team Canada.
This is absolutely surreal, Mike! I hadn’t heard anything about these guys, and I hadn’t seen them backstage before the show!
Where exactly was Bully Ray hiding them?
Aces members come out from behind the ramp to try and fight back the attackers. An all-out brawl starts throughout the entire ringside area and up the ramp. Bully Ray simply stands there, smirking.
I’m so confused! What is going on here? What’s happening?
Bully finally starts to speak as the Aces members begin to retreat through the crowd.
Devon, at Genesis I’m gonna make my final stand against you and your band, and then I’m gonna pass the torch. These guys are all looking to make an impact in TNA, and I’m going to let them. Genesis, sixteen
man tag match! My best guys versus your best guys! Team Bully versus Team Devon! My last stand!
The crowd goes absolutely nuts.
Is this really happening? Are they serious?
Devon, up at the top of the front row section, turns around and answers.
You know what Bubba, you’ve got your match! This is my last stand against you!
Bully Ray’s music begins to play and the last members of the Aces make their mistake, while Bully Ray shouts at them and smirks. The OVW roster starts to pile out of the ring.
Absolute carnage here in Nashville, Mike.
I still can’t believe what just happened! At Genesis, we will get to see a preview of some of TNA’s future stars!
Bully Ray looks to make an impact with his last stand against the Aces and Eights, and I believe he will do just that.
The OVW guys are seen shouting on the ramp as we go to commercial.
When we return, we are in the midst of an argument between Daniels/Kazarian and Crimson/Amazing Red backstage.
…absolutely. We should be getting a tag team title shot. I apologize if I’m being rude, but who exactly are you guys again?
Very funny. Why don’t you let us step into the ring with you, and entertain us some more?
I’m sorry, but my parents always taught me not to talk to strangers. Now-
The IMPACT Wrestling General Manager Hulk Hogan walks up to the arguing tag teams.
Well you’re going to have to brother, because that tag team title match you both want? It’s happening between the two of you at Genesis. Now could you please stop screaming at each other outside of my office and go away?
But we can’t face them, Hulk! They’re beneath us! I'm not even sure I believe that they have a job here!
You’re letting yourself be too arrogant, Daniels. Crimson and Red are my pick to win at the pay per view.
Hogan walks away and back into the hall, and is stopped by TNA Gut Check winner Christian York.
Hey Hulk, can I have a moment of your time?
Sure brother, what’s on your mind?
I noticed I didn’t have a match tonight, and I was all right with it, you know? But If at all possible, I’d like to have one next week. I don’t want to fall in to that category of irrelevant guys before having a chance to prove myself, you know?
I totally get it, brother. But TNA is going through some troubles right now, and you need to prove that you have what it takes against all odds. So that’s why I’m putting you up against this man next week –
Hogan points at a TV monitor of the Impact Zone that is on the wall.
We return right on time, as Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan are already making their way to the ring.
Matt Morgan, taken aback by Jeff Jarrett’s comments of doubt, has challenged him to a tag team match! It looks like he and Joey Ryan are ready to finally put up or shut up, and try to prove that they could be big players here in TNA!
It’s all very exciting Mike, but I’m hyped up about who our new wrestler will be!
Indeed, Jeff Jarrett will be revealing the newest member of the TNA roster soon!
Matt and Joey get into the ring and look determined as ever.
Jeff Jarrett quickly walks to the ring with a smile on his face.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen Jeff Jarrett in TNA, Mike.
Technically we saw him just over an hour ago, JB, but I get where you’re coming from.
Double J gets a microphone and enters the ring.
I guess you all want to know who my tag team partner for tonight will be, huh?
The crowd cheers while Matt Morgan mouths “yeah”.
Well then, I won’t waste your time. Here he is!
The familiar “Gore…gore…GORE!” can be heard throughout the arena, and the fans give a big pop for the returning Rhino, who makes some poses on the stage to pump them up.
It’s Rhino! TNA Legend, Hardcore Legend Rhino is back!
Jeff Jarrett has made the wise decision of brining Rhino to the table, and these fans sure are excited for this match!
Tag Team Contest between Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan and Jeff Jarrett and Rhino
Extremely fast paced and exciting match, with an almost identical amount of offense on both sides. The two veterans of the ring are hit with some powerful moves by the two with something to prove, but manage to reverse them and get momentum many times. The match obviously starts with Rhino beating on Joey Ryan. He smacks him around, hits him with a Spinebuster, and gets him up for an Irish Whip. As Ryan sails towards his corner, however, Matt Morgan tags him in. He enters the ring and immediately hits Rhino with a Carbon Footprint. He goes for the pin, but is kicked out on at two. Morgan continues to attack Rhino for a while, but is too impatient, and tries to get an early pin by going for another Carbon, which is dodged by Rhino, who clotheslines Morgan to the ground. Some offense from Rhino, before he tags Jarrett in. Jarrett remains in with both guys for a while, who each tag in one or two times. When Rhino becomes active man again, he has a bit of a series with Joey Ryan, who gets his revenge for the matches beginning by hitting some effective kicks and getting the upper hand. Both sides tag in a few more times, and the final combination ends up being Rhino-Morgan. Morgan leads an Irish Whip to a Powerbomb, and successfully hits it. He waits for Rhino to get up, hoping to hit one final Carbon Footprint. Rhino dodges it, and Jarrett gives Morgan a flying elbow from the top rope. This dizzies Morgan, who turns around only to be hit by a GORE by Rhino, who gets the pin.
Winners: Jeff Jarrett and Rhino
Time – 15:22
Rhino and Jarrett celebrate for all of two seconds before Ryan and Morgan attack them with steel chairs and start a beat down.
What an excellent match and- Oh no, why? Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan are beating down the victors of this match!
Looks like they may be bitter over the fact that they may have been proven wrong by Jarrett!
***Down in the Catacombs***
The crowd goes crazy, as Abyss runs down the ramp and into the ring.
It’s Abyss! Abyss has come to help Jeff Jarrett!
Some bad blood between these two Mike, long rivalry between Matt Morgan and Abyss.
Morgan and Ryan are already gone and running through the crowd by the time Abyss gets in however, and he is left to stand there with a sadistic smile on his face as Rhino and Jarrett recover.
Absolute pandemonium here tonight at TNA IMPACT Wrestling’s return! So many surprises, so much action! We thank the fans for giving us here at TNA one more chance to entertain, and we look forward to the future!
We hope to see you next week! Same time, same place on Spike TV!
-End of Show-
CONFIRMED MATCHES FOR GENESIS
Daniels and Kazarian vs Crimson and Amazing Red
Team Bully vs Team Devon
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