Live from Impact Zone
History of Bully Ray, Brook Hogan, and Hulk Hogan leading up to their wedding taking place tonight in the Impact Zone; will Hulk Hogan be on hand to give his daughter away?
The pyro goes off in the Impact Zone as Todd Keneley and the Professor Mike Tenay welcome fans to an all-new edition of Impact Wrestling. The two of them question where Taz is and builds up the hype for the big wedding tonight between Bully Ray and Brook Hogan.
Bad Influence makes their way down to the ring in the Impact Zone. Daniels and Kazarian both grab microphones and address the crowd.
Kaz: Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls; please help me in welcoming one half of the greatest tag team in the world, and the next TNA World Heavyweight Champion of the World... The One, and Only...CHRISTOPHER DANIELS!!!! Give it up for the man.
(Fans in the Impact Zone boo then start chanting ďHardyĒ)
Daniels: Thank you all very much and remember that I love each and every single one of you too! I have been on top of TNA; The FACE of TNA since the two of us have dominated the tag team division last year. I am the man who single handily defeated and humiliated AJ Styles, forcing him to pack his bags and leave Impact Wrestling forever, and next week I am going to be the man to walk out of Impact the NEW World Heavyweight Champion of the World.
Kaz: The fact of the matter is that Jeff Hardy has been one top by the good graces of the powers that be. Heís riding high based on the fact that heís the poster child for TNA and professional wrestling. The truth about Hardy though is that heís a one hit wonder; a fallen idol who attempts to live in the glory of olden days when it was cool to dive off ladders and throw yourself into tables. Hardy is nothing more than a stunt double.
Daniels: Thatís why next week I, your real World Heavyweight Champion of the World is going to take my spot at the top of the company as the poster boy for TNA.
Bad Influence is interrupted by the World Heavyweight Champion. Hardy walks down to the ring with a microphone and climbs through the ropes.
Hardy: In case you havenít had the opportunity to Chris, maybe you should go back and review the tape from Genesis; you know that pay-per-view where I defeated two of arguably the greatest wrestlers in this company.
(Fans start a ďYou Still Got ItĒ chant)
Hardy: To have the odds stacked against me, and still come out on top as the World Heavyweight Champion is unbelievable. That couldnít have been done without all the creatures. That being said Chris, if I can beat Roode and Aries in the same night; I think I can defeat the Fallen Angel. So all I have Chris is why wait until next week? Letís do it now.
Hardy starts brawling with Christopher Daniels, but Kazarian gets involved and soon Bad Influence are double teaming the World Heavyweight Champion in the middle of the ring. As Daniels and Kaz kick and beat down the Champion, the Cowboy James Storm races down to save the day. Storm clotheslines Kaz over the top rope then hits Daniels with a spine buster. Daniels and Kaz retreat for the back when Storm gets on the microphone.
Storm: I just had a conversation with Hulk so weíre going to have ourselves a good olí fashion tag team match later on tonight. Sorry About Your Damn Luck!
ďBottlenecks and RednecksĒ plays as the Cowboy drops the microphone and helps Hardy to his feet.
Bully Ray is joined by Spike and Tommy Dreamer backstage as they prepare for the wedding. Ray comments on the whereabouts of Taz thinking that he may be delayed. Spike tells Bully that Taz mentioned having to take care of some business early on this evening which is why he hasnít arrived to work yet. Bully hopes that Taz gets here soon. Dreamer questions whether Hulk will give his daughter away tonight, but Ray is doubtful that Hogan will participate in the wedding.
Taz arrives outside the Impact Zone. He is on his cell phone talking to somebody else about how itís getting down to the wire and action needs to be taken soon. Taz hangs up the phone and get in the building.
Back from commercial break, Taz joins his broadcast colleagues at the ring to call the first match. Mike questions where Taz was earlier and who he was talking to on the phone, but Taz tells his colleagues that he had some business to take care of tonight.
Christy Hemme makes the introduction for the upcoming match as a return contest from TNA Genesis. Christian York comes down to the ring with a warm reception from the crowd in the Impact Zone. Kenny King is the second person to head down to the ring. As King is making his intro a video package plays with highlights from their match at Genesis which had King cheap shot York following his loss. King gets in the ring and waits for the bell.
Christian York vs. Kenny King
York gets the early advantage over King as he looks to get some redemption on his Genesis opponent. York clotheslines King to the outside of the ring then dives over the top rope, landing on him. The match continues on the outside with King managing to overpower York. He attempts to whip York into the ring steps, but York counters and sends King shoulder first into the steps. Kenny is rolled into the ring again and Christian continues his assault on King. He slams King to the canvas and drops a leg across the chest before rolling him up for a near fall. The match continues with York in complete control of the contest. King is whipped into the corner and York charges after him. He dives on the middle rope and is about to do a monkey flip on King, but Kenny counters with a powerbomb on York. King rolls York up and puts his foot on the rope for leverage as the referee counts the 1...2...3.
Kenny King (4:01)
King immediately rolls out of the ring and goes back up the ramp as York curses him.
Brooke is shown backstage getting ready with Miss Tessmacher, Mickey James, and Dixie Carter. Dixie asks Brooke if her father will be bringing her down the aisle later on tonight for the wedding. Brooke admits to Dixie that she hasnít been able to get in touch with her father since last Thursday Night. Gail Kim interrupts the bridal party and insists on getting a rematch with Velvet Sky for the Number 1 Contenderís spot. Brooke grants Gail her wish and tells her to get ready for it later tonight.
Bully Ray finds Sting and asks him if he could talk to Hogan. Ray reminds Sting that they have been through a lot over the last number of years, but heís always had Stings back when it came to dealing with the Aces. Sting tells Bully that he sees how happy Bully makes Brooke and if there is one thing that he owes Bully, its talking to Hulk. Sting agrees and leaves Bully to get ready.
Christy Hemme announces the next contest for Impact Wrestling. Gail Kim is the first to come out and receives a lot of heat from the fans as she walks down the aisle. Up next is Velvet Sky to come down the aisle. She received very warmly by the fans in the Impact Zone.
Number 1 Contenderís Match Ė TNA Knockoutís Championship
Velvet Sky vs. Gail Kim
The bell sounds and the knockouts lock up in the middle of the ring. The veteran Kim gets the upper hand and drops Velvet to the ground with a head lock. Kim follows through and transitions from a headlock into a head scissors. Velvet eventually gets out of the hold and gets back to her feet. The two exchange chops back and forth, but Velvet gets the upper hand. She knees Gail in the mid section then whips her across the ring. Velvet follows through with a drop kick and Kim falls to the canvas and rolls out of the ring. The match continues when Gail gets a cheapshot on Velvet then kicks her in the back of the head. Kim rolls Sky up and covers her but the number one contender kicks out of the pin. They both get back up and continue to fight with each other in the ring. Kim dominates Velvet and drops her with a facebuster onto the canvas. She argues with a fan long enough for Velvet to get back up and roll her up for a near fall. Velvet hits Gail with a Bulldog and follows up with an ďIn Yo FaceĒ before proceeding to cover her for the 1...2...3.
Velvet Sky (5:11)
Tarryn raises Velvetís hand in victory as Gail rolls out of the ring. The TNA Knockouts Champion, Tara jumps Velvet from behind and nails her with the Knockoutís Championship Belt. Tara poses over her challenger.
Hulk Hogan is shown coming into the building. The camera guy attempts to ask him questions, but Hogan ignores him and just continues to get into the building.
JB Jeremy Borash introduces the contestants from Last Weeksí Gutcheck Challenge; Brian Cage and Jay Bradley. The Gutcheck theme plays as the two competitors come down to the ring. Bruce Prichard, Taz, and Al Snow are introduced as well as the judges. They immediately proceed to eliminate Brian Cage from the challenge since he lost the match last week. The judges continue to evaluate Jay Bradley. Tazz votes No, leading to Bradley cutting a promo about trending worldwide last week and going up and down the highway so many times that he probably has some child support payments to make. He wants the opportunity to be the next big star and tells the judges that heís knocking on their door. All they have to do is let him in and he will do the rest. Al Snow and Bruce Prichard both say yes and Bradley is the newest member of the TNA Roster.
Bully Rayís bachelor party in New York City. Footage shows him, Spike, Dreamer, and Al Snow having a good time at a local club. Tonight Bully Ray and Brooke will tie the knot on Impact Wrestling.
Taz heads to the back and meets up with Bully Ray and the boys. He talks about how Bully Ray is going to look sharp as he walks down the aisle and Ray talks about being nervous. Taz questions whether Bully Ray is doing the right thing or not by marrying Brooke. Ray is adamant that this is the right decision, but Taz isnít so sure. Bully and Taz have a disagreement on the matter and Taz tells Bully that heís not going to interfere with the wedding.
Christy Hemme introduces the next Impact Wrestling contest. Devon comes down with the Television Championship and waits for his opponent to come down. The next person to make his way down to the ring is Robbie T.
TNA Television Championship
Devon (c) w. Ken Anderson vs. Robbie T w. Robbie E
Big Rob jumps Devon in the middle of the ring before the bell even sounds. Robbie T picks Devon up and slams him to the canvas before dropping and elbow across the chest of Devon. Robbie T covers Devon, but only gets a 1 count. Devon fights back to his feet and slams Robbie T face first into the turnbuckle. Devon whips T across the ring and charges after him with a clothesline, taking Robbie T to the ground. Anderson coaches Devon from the outside while Robbie E does the same. Devon slams Robbie T with a DDT and covers him, but Robbie T manages to get a kick out. Devon drives a knee into the back of Robbie Tís shoulder blades then pulls his head back. Robbie T manages to get to his feet and battle back, but soon Devon slams him to the canvas with a gorillaplex. Devon tells Anderson to pass him a chain, but Anderson refuses to leading to the two of them feuding in the corner. Anderson gives Devon the finger the cracks him across the face with the steal chain and immediately walks to the back while the referee calls for the bell.
Robbie T is disqualified (4:08)
Todd Keneley and Mike Tenay talk about Mr. Anderson screwing Devon and what repercussion there may be when the Aces get a hold of Anderson.
Sting is shown coming out to the ring.
The crowd roars as the Iconís music hits and TNAís first Hall of Famer makes his way down to the ring. He gives a ďWOOOOĒ to the crowd from the top of the entrance ramp and climbs through the ropes. Sting poses for the crowd before grabbing a microphone.
Sting: Thereís a certain energy thatís in the Impact Zone tonight; an energy that has never been seen before. I can tell thatís because tonight is a very special night for Impact Wrestling fans as the first family of professional wrestling; the Hoganís celebrate Brookeís wedding. That being said, there is one person who isnít so happy about this.
(Fans start a ďHoganĒ chant)
Sting: Thatís right, so weíre going to call Hogan out now and ask him whatís going on brother. Come on out Hulk!
Hoganís music plays and Hulk comes out dressed all in black. The pyro goes off, but Hogan doesnít stop for it since heís clearly on a mission. Hogan gets in the ring and is handed a microphone from Socal Val.
Hulk: What do you want Stinger? Lay it all out for me brother, and youíve got one shot to do it.
Sting: You know just as much as I do Hulk that Bully Ray is a changed man. For countless times over the last several months heís come to your aid, my aid, and Brookeís aid. Heís been here for TNA even when we all turned our backs on him. Bully has earned my trust and has shared with you the love of your daughter Brooke. Itís time for you to do the same Hulk; itís time to trust Bully and allow him the chance to prove to you just how good of a man he is.
Hulk: Donít get me wrong brother; the Bully has had our backs for the last couple of months jack. Heís proven that he can be trusted when dealing with the Aces and 8s brother. The problem lies in the fact that heís been a target as well, and has put a target on my daughterís back brother. When it comes down to it Sting, I donít think Bully has what it takes to protect Brooke and keep her away from the problems of Impact Wrestling.
Sting: You need to accept the fact that Brooke is moving on. Sheís made a decision to move forward with marrying Bully Ray. At some point you need to let go of your daughter and allow another man to come into her life. Hulk, Bully is a good guy and you could do worse by not giving into Brookeís wishes. You could do worse than Bully. I beg you Hulk, do the right thing... Walk Brooke down the aisle tonight.
The two of them are stopped when the sound of bagpipes blare over the loudspeaker. Rowdy Roddy Piper comes out to a roaring crowd in the Impact Zone. Todd and Mike comment on how deafening the Piper chants are in the Impact Zone as the Hot Rod enters the ring.
Hulk: What brings you to Impact Wrestling Piper?
Piper: Well, Hulk, I heard weíre having ourselves a party tonight. Things are going to be getting Rowdy so when I received my invitation to your daughterís wedding I couldnít pass up the offer.
Hulk: So Brooke sent you here?
Piper: Youíre right Hulk. Brooke invited me and now the Hot Rod is in the building. Let me tell you Hulk that I think youíre making a bad mistake by not giving Brooke away.
Hulk: What business is it of yours Piper?
Piper: Well Hulk. Itís none of my business, but Iíve been watching Impact over the last few months, and Iíve been seeing Brooke and Bully getting close. They have something special about them and I think if youíre going to want to beat around a son-in-law then who better to beat around then Bully Ray. Heís one tough SOB.
Hulk: Well Rowdy, Sting... Youíre just going to have to wait jack because Hulk Hogan has always done whatís best brother; and tonight just like every other night Iím going to do whatís best.
Hoganís music plays and he leaves Sting and Piper in the middle of the ring.
Split Screen shows Bad Influence and the team of Hardy/Storm coming out for tonightís match.
Christy Hemme announces the final contest for Impact Wrestling. Bad Influence comes down to the ring first followed by James Storm and finally the TNA World Champion, Jeff Hardy.
Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. James Storm and Jeff Hardy
A brawl breaks out in the middle of the ring as all four men get into a donnybrook. Storm and Daniels fight outside while Kaz and Hardy square off inside the ring. Kaz drops Hardy with a back body drop. He drops an elbow on Hardy and follows up with a pin attempt. Hardy kicks out and Kaz pulls him to his feet. A number of uppercuts backs Hardy into the corner and Kaz whips him across the ring, following up with a drop kick on the champion. Meanwhile Storm is scoop slammed onto the ramp and Daniels heads back to the ring. He is tagged in and Bad Influence takes the time to double team Hardy with a whip into the ropes and a double elbow to the face the champion. Daniels taunts Hardy before sitting him up and kicking him in the back of the head. Daniels and Kaz continue to double team the world champion as Storm struggles to get back to the ring. Daniels backs Hardy into the corner and chokes him out as the referee attempts to break it up. Daniels hits a swinging neck breaker on Hardy and tags Kaz into the ring. Kaz mocks the champion by diving off the top rope with a Swanton, but Hardy rolls out of the way and Kaz lands on the canvas. Hardy tags Storm in and the Cowboy cleans house with Bad Influence. Storm hits a spine buster on Kaz before nailing Daniels with an atomic drop. The Cowboy clotheslines Daniels over the top rope then drops Kaz with a DDT. Storm is in control as he goes for the cover, but Daniels gets back in the ring and breaks the pin attempt. The match continues to move in favour of Storm and Hardy as they make quick tags in and keep Kaz isolated from Daniels. Daniels attempts to get a ďLetís go KazĒ chant going, but the fans turn it into a ďLetís go Hardy/Letís go StormĒ chant. Storm goes for a suplex, but Kaz reverses it into a small package. The Cowboy kicks out and goes after Kaz again. This time Kaz nails him with a low blow then gets to the corner. Daniels is brought back in and kicks Storm in the head. He follows up with the Angel Wings and covers him but Storm gets a shoulder up. The match continues with the Cowboy tagging Hardy back into the ring. Daniels and Hardy square off in the middle of the ring. The Charismatic Enigma slams Daniels to the canvas pulls his legs apart and nails a leg drop across the thighs of the challenger. Daniels attempts to get up, but Hardy slams his face right into the ring canvas. Kaz attempts to get in, but Hardy hits a baseball slide and Kaz is sent to the floor. Hardy nails Daniels with the Twist Of Fate then follows up with a Swanton. Before Hardy could dive off the top rope the lights go off in the Impact Zone. A cryptic message indicating the end is near shows up on the screens. When the lights come back on Hardy and Storm are both knocked down. Daniels is still down but has an arm on Hardy. The referee makes the count and the match is over.
Bad Influence (8:35)
Still knocked out, Daniels is unaware that heís won the match. Kaz gets in the ring and helps his partner up before the two of them leave the ring together. Hardy and Storm are still left knocked out.
Ken Anderson is shown leaving the Impact Zone. The cameraman asks him what was going on with him and Aces and he tells the camerguy that even the Aces should know never to trust an Asshole. Anderson says it was fun to play around with their heads, but Anderson is about one person... himself and nobody will change that. Anderson warns Devon to watch his back because heís coming for the TNA Television Championship. Anderson continues to his car and drives off.
Footage of some of the guests attending the wedding are shown coming into the building; among them are Jimmy Hart, Eric Bischoff, Nasty Boys, Nick Hogan, Sabu, and Todd Gordon. They are ushered into the building by the TNA Knockouts.
Bully is shown in his tux with Dreamer, Taz, and Spike as they talk about the last minute details. As they finish getting dressed they talk about how Paul E couldnít be there tonight. Rowdy Piper steps in and tells Bully that he tried to talk to Hulk, but doesnít know what the Hulksterís going to do. Piper wishes Bully Ray all the best and heads out of the locker room.
Lockdown is coming to the Alamo Dome.
Back inside the Impact Zone the ring has been transformed into the altar for the service. It is decorated with flowers and an arch. The wedding cake is out and gifts are put around it. The knockouts finish bringing out some of the guests sitting at ringside. Members of the TNA locker room including Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, Rob Van Dam, Samoa Joe, and Kurt Angle sit in the chairs surrounding the ring and up the aisle.
The music starts playing and the first person out of the gate is...BROTHER LOVE? Brother Love gets a mixed reaction from the crowd as he walks down the aisle with his hair slicked back and his beet red face shining. Brother Love gets on the microphone in the ring.
Love: THANK YOU ALL Very much for coming to this very special night as we prepare for the ceremony of love between Brother Bully and Sister HOGAN!
The music continues as Brother Love smiles and mocks the fans at ringside. Tommy Dreamer leads the charge followed by Spike, Taz, and finally Bully Ray.
Next out is the bridal party. Mickey James leads followed by Miss Tessmacher and finally Dixie Carter. The anticipation builds in the Impact Zone as fans wait for Brooke to come out and whether Hulk Hogan will be with her.
The wedding march plays and everyone waits, but Brooke doesnít come out and neither does Hulk. After a few minutes the music stops and starts up again. Neither Brooke or Hulk come out again and a look of concern comes over the faces of everyone in the Impact Zone.
Love: Well my Brothers and Sisters, it seems as though the bride has some pre marital butterflies. Letís try this one more time.
The wedding march plays for a third time and Hulk Hogan comes out in his tux and heís on a mission as he marches down to the ring. Hogan grabs Bullyís collar and pulls him in.
Hulk: WHERE IS SHE BULLY? WHATíS HAPPENED TO HER?
Bully: I donít know what youíre talking about Hulk.
Hulk: BROOKEíS NOWHERE BACKSTAGE BROTHER. I WANT ANSWERS NOW!
Love: Well Brother Hulk, letís just calm down for a moment, let go of Brother Bully and letís talk about this together.
Hogan reluctantly lets go of Bully and continues staring him down.
Bully: Listen Hulk, all I know is that your daughter and I were planning on getting married tonight. I love Brooke and I think that there probably just some pre wedding jitters.
Hulk: I donít think you understand Bully. Brooke is nowhere backstage. Sheís not in her locker room or even in the parking lot. Brooke is gone.
Taz: Maybe Bully itís not a matter of Brooke having pre-wedding jitters, maybe it has to do with the fact that she doesnít love you?
Bully: What are you talking about Taz?
Taz: I mean come on Bully, look around here and tell me besides Brooke, who else is missing? Maybe the guy youíve depended on for years as your tag team partner. Your Brother Devon. Heís not here either.
Hulk: What are you getting at Taz?
Taz: Now donít get me wrong. I know Brooke and I know that she cares a lot for you Brother. Maybe she left because Devon, your brother isnít out here. Or maybe sheís not here because she may be in love, but with another man.
Bully: I donít like what youíre saying Taz?
Taz: Listen, I tried to tell you that this was a bad mistake, I tried to put you out of your misery and prevent further embarrassment, but you didnít want to listen. Brooke is in love, but not with you Bully.
Hulk: Get to the point Taz. Whatís going on with my daughter?
Taz: Brooke isnít here because sheís in love with my boss.
Bully: Of course she is; Hulk is her father.
Taz: I donít think you get it. Hulkís not my boss.
Taz takes off his jacket and reveals an Aces and 8s vest. In the shock of the TNA world, Aces and 8s members storm the arena and take out everyone in the ring including Hulk. The Aces ambush Bully and the others in the ring. Two of the Aces members take Dixie hostage as she watches the carnage happening in the ring. Pipes, chains, and chairs are all used as the Aces destroy everyone associated with TNA. The TNA locker room empties and the Aces leave the ring.
Matches To Be Announced Soon!