TNA: Bound For Recovery
IMPACT WRESTLINGBound For Recovery
Bound for Glory was a bit of a flop. Not as bad as it could have been, but the fact is that it summed up the whole of the last year of TNA. Bewildering booking decisions, so-so wrestling and a crowd that clearly were not into the product.
Enter me. The truth is that the backroom staff all new that Bound for Glory would be the exact way that it turned out. It was no shock to anyone because they all know that TNA needs, and has needed for a long time now, a new direction. And one person to guide TNA away from whatever the hell it is now and into a brighter future. Hence me, the new head booker.
The new era of TNA starts now! A schedule change has been quickly put into place. The first show of every taping will be live. Plus - the big news - it's back to a twelve PPV season! This can work - I sware it. No more main eventer versus main eventer on the TV midcard and this can work.
As well as a schedule change, I've also got straight into the contract problems too. AJ Styles legitemately intended to leave before I came. So when I got here I did all I could to try and get him to stay. New talent was on my mind too. I got some-one on a short-term contract who I think will really resonate with this Utah crowd. That's one of the three things that I want to focus on to sort out this product: excite the crowd( which hopefully this guy can get help with), have compelling PPV cards and rejuvinate the X division! Real improvement will take a bit of time but we'll sure as hell get there in the end.
TV Taping 1 - 24/10/2013 - Salt Lake City, Utah
TNA iMPACT LIVE - 24/10/2013
The commentators welcome the fans to TNA Live! They recap Bound for Glory, focussing on the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion: AJ Styles who may or may not be here tonight. The announce table is now just a table (breakable) with a black cloth over it and some papers etc.
Dixie Carter enters and some unnamed staff follow her. They set up a coffin and a picture of AJ Styles in the ring.
Dixie Carter: Welcome ladies and gentlemen... to the funeral of AJ Styles. Last night AJ Styles' wrestling career died. I have arranged a small ceremony here to mourn this loss, just as AJ Styles is sitting at home mourning the loss of his contract. That's right: none of you will ever see your beloved champion...or former champion since he doesn't have a contract I guess, again. So we must move on. And the first order of business is to crown our new champion. The roster is still packed with talent, fortunately. My nephew for example showed everyone up last night with a dominating win. Bully Ray also deserves to be mentioned given that he was beaten unfairly by AJ Styles, who should have been disqualified for his use of a hammer.
Mike Tenay stands up.
Mike Tenay: In a non-disqualification match?
Dixie Carter: Excuse me?
Mike Tenay: I'm just wondering whether you can be disqualified for using a hammer in a non-disqualification match. Or if you're just out here spouting utter crap again.
Dixie Carter: Hold your tongue Tenay. Remember who signs you're pay checks.
Mike Tenay steps into the ring.
Mike Tenay: How about you hold your tongue Dixie and let someone wrestle for once. It is Total Nonstop Action after all, not total nonstop Dixie.
Dixie Carter: Security! Get this ex-employee out of my ring!
Ethan Carter III runs down and enters the ring. He stares at Tenay and then shouts at him to leave. Tenay is starting to back away when...
Jeff Jarret enters!
Everyone is shocked. Jarret walks out to the top of the ramp, guitar in hand, then throws his jacket to the fans. He runs down into the ring. Dixie screams and runs out of the ring. Tenay leaves keeping his eye on Jeff Jarret.
Jarret swings his guitar at ECIII who dodges and returns with three right hands. Jarret drops his guitar, dodges the fourth punch and fires back with a cluster of rights himself. He then bashes ECIII's head off of the coffin repeatedly before he stumbles away. Jarret picks up the big AJ Styles canvas and smacks it over ECIII's head, creating and ECIII sized hole. ECIII scrambles out of the picture as Jarret raises his guitar to the crowd. ECIII stumbles towards Jeff Jarret who smashes the guitar over Ethan's head. Jarret stares at Dixie Carter who is scared.
Jeremy Borash is backstage with Kurt Angle. They both stand in awe of what just happened, staring at a TV screen. Jeremy regains composure suddenly.
JB: So, Kut, em..., after last night's defeat.
Kurt Angle: Come on Jeremy, we know what everyone's thinking. What the hell just happened, I mean...
JB: Is Jarret back? Do we want him to be back?
Kurt Angle: You know what, if things can go back to how they were before Dixie Carter, then I'm game Jeff Jarret being back. I think it's real. No...I think it's damn real. And d'you know what else is real Jeremy, my hatred for Bobby Roode. Bobby, I despise you and after I beat your friend Kazarian tonight, you better not run, you better face me like a man. Oh you're dead, you're damn dead.
Abyss enters with Eric Young not far behind, carrying the TV Championship.
Eric Young: Welcome TNA fans, to the latest stage in Abyss and my careers. Abyss as the monster he always was and I as his manager, who will guide this monster to become the most dominant champion in TNA's history. To prove his dominance, my client will defend this title every single week. Anyway, I'm no Dixie Carter so let's get on with the action.
Young moves to the outside of the ring.
Knux comes enters with Garret Bischoff and Wes Brisco behind him.
Abyss vs Knux - TV Championship
The two stare down before Knux runs at Abyss, right into a big boot which floors him. Abyss grabs Knux bythe throat, pulls him to his feet and thrusts him into the corner. He hits a running splash. Knux falls to the floor. Abyss stomps him repeatedly until Garret and Wes pull him out of the ring under the ropes. Eric Young charges and running drop kicks Wes into his team-mates, felling them all. He gets Knux up and rolls him back into the ring. Abyss lifts him up and gives him Shock Treatment. Knux rithes in pain on the floor. Abyss grabs his throat and starts to lift him to his feet when Knux hits a quick hard low blow. Abyss bends over in pain and Knux rolls away and slowly gets up holding his back. Once he is up he runs at Abyss but is caught and taken round into a powerful Black Hole Slam. 1..2..3, Abyss wins via pinfall to retain the TV Championship. Garret and Wes sneak into the ring to retrieve Knux Abyss sees them and charges at them to scare them away and they scurry away in fear.
Bromans are in a corridor with their new titles in hand.
Robbie E: Hey Jessie, measure for me, what's bigger this belt or my biceps.
Camera-man: BroMans, could I have a statement about being new tag team champions.
Jessie Godderz: What, like a hashtag?
Camera-man: Umm...just a statement about your victory last night.
Robbie E: I got a hashtag for you Jessie. Hashtag BroMans equal champions.
Jessie Godderz: How about hashtag BroStardom?
Robbie E: Hashtag GoldMans!
Jessie Godderz: Hashtag...
Camera-man: ...and what about the rumour that the only reason you won on Sunday was that you had Mr Olympia backing you?
Bromans stop dead. They look shocked.
Manik vs Zema Ion
Manik looks pumped and ready for action. As Zema Ion gets closer to the ring, Manik bounces off of the opposite ropes and then runs into a suicide dive onto Zema. The bell rings and the match starts on the outside. Manik gets Zema up and punches him three times in the head. Manik drags him to the ringpost but before he can get him there Zema hits a chop to Manik's chest, followed by another. Zema then pushes Manik up against the ringpost and hits a high kick to Manik's head, smacking it against the steel of the post. Manik falls to the floor.
A fast-paced back and forth match continues. Eventually, Manik gets a series of attacks and lines Zema up for the finish. Zema stumbles towards himbefore hitting a sudden super kick. Zema scales the top turnbuckle and goes for a 630 Senton but Manik dodges and Zema lands hard on his back. Manik hits a Double Chicken Wing Drop and goes for the pin: ..1..2..3, Manik wins the match by pinfall.
Chris Sabin enters to the ramp.
Chris Sabin: Manik. Congratulations. I knew that you would take losing the X Division Champioship, which could not look more beautiful sitting on my shoulder, and you did. You just scraped a win over some model who was on TNA a year ago I think. Really: congratulations. I just wanted to say that it's no shame to be second best. Or, I guess fifth best since it was a five-way match.
Sabin leaves, laughing.
The commentators remark on how happy Sabin looks after what was seen on iMPACT365.
Velvet Sky broadcasts from her house.
Velvet Sky: First of all, I want to say what a great event Bound For Glory was. Getting to really interact with the fans is always great. The whole event was great. Apart from the Ultimate X match. That's right, the victor of this match defied the meaning of the X Division by using a ladder to win. That "winner", was my boyfriend Chris Sabin. But that's the thing. My purpose for doing this broadcast was to publicly announce that Chris Sabin is actually my ex-boyfriend. Sorry Chris, but you aren't who you used to be. You're sly and you're rude and, well, let's just say that there were a lot of areas that I wasn't satisfied in. It's time for Velvet Sky to focus on Velvet Sky. And that means I'm gunning for the Knockout's championship.
Dixie Carter paces back and forth in her office. ECIII sits on a chair with a bag of ice on his head.
Dixie Carter: This was meant to be the night where we all forgot about that menace, AJ Styles and now we've got an even bigger problem on our hands. Why does everything happen to me.
ECIII: I don't get it. Why don't you just fire him. We are Carters and we don't get pushed around. I mean, did you see how I decimated Norv Fernum at Bound For Glory?
Dixie Carter: You're right Ethan. We are the Carters and the world needs us. But nobody needs Jeff Jarret.
Bully Ray w/Brooke Tessmacher vs Rob Terry
Ray pretends to go in for a test of strength and then knees Terry on the stomach, bending him over. Ray beats him around the ring until he hits the Piledriver for the win via pinfall.
Bully Ray: Do you know who I am? I am the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion. I am the former leader of the Aces and Eights. That's right I dropped thos punks. I am the former boyfriend of Brooke Tessmacher. That's right Brooke. Leave now!. I only went out with you because your name was Brooke. And maybe because of your ass.
Brooke is upset. She walks away.
Bully Ray: I am the former top dog in this company and what proves that is that whoever booked this match had the audacity to put me against this piece of...But I digress. You see, I may be the former top dog. But mark my words. I am also the next.
Magnus saunters into the parking lot. A road agent runs up to him.
Road Agent: Thank god you're here, Magnus. Listen, you're on next in a match with...Rockstar Spud.
Magnus: Rockstar Spud? I'm booked to face Rockstar Spud. Did you watch as I cemented my place in history last Sunday by defeating Sting. Not only that, I made him tap out! If you think I'm going to face Rockstar Spud, you've got another thing coming.
Magnus walks out of the arena.
Road Agent: Magnus? Magnus!?!
Rockstar Spud is in the ring.
Rockstar Spud: Hello Utah. Now I'm not from these parts, but if i was to hazard a guess then I would have to say that you love to see a fight just us much as us back England. Yes, our homelands are almost the same, if you forget about England's superior cuisine, culture, people and well just about everything. Well anyway, it seems that I am done here tonight with a victory via my opponent not showing up. Quaking in his boots at home, hoping I won't come and find him I guess. Regardless, I think I'm done for the night.
Samoa Joe enters and Spud looks terrified.
Samoa Joe: Rockstar Spud. Joe's gonna' kill ya!
Samoa Joe vs Rockstar Spud
The bell rings as Joe knocks Spud down with a right hand. Joe continues to knock Spud around the ring until he sets him up for the Muscle Buster. Spud fights out, kicks Joe on the face and flying crossbody blocks Joe. Spud bounces off of the ropes and hits another crossbody. He goes for the pin: ..1..2, Joe kicks out, throwing Spud away. Spud kicks a kneeling Joe on the head repeatedly before getting him in a front face lock. Joe reverses into a back body drop then locks in the Coquina Clutch for the submission victory.
Sting is in a corridor on the phone.
Sting: So you just went home? Magnus you can't just do that. Yeah Rockstar Spud is an idiot but...Magnus? Magnus?
Sting throws his phone at the wall in a rage. Kenny King walks past and s......s.
Sting: Hey King, you got a problem?
Kenny King: No man, but I think your phone might.
Sting storms up to him.
Sting: Meet me in the ring later. Maybe you can prove to someone that you should have had any part atall at Bound For Glory. Huh?
Sting storms off.
BroMans vs Storm and Gunner - TNA Tag Championships
The bell rings.
Robbie E: Wait, wait, wait. The BroMans have something to say before this all bros down. Now earlier some 50 pound never-had-a-girlfriend camera-man said something that really resonated with me and my bro Jessie. He suggested that we needed Phil Heath to win. No, no, he really said that. Listen nerd, Phil Heath needed us just to get onto pay-per-view. BroMans made history by winning the tag titles all by themselves. However, we agree that it wouldn't hurt for us to have a little back-up from time to time. So without further ado, meet our newest bro: Gunner!
Storm looks confused then turns around to look at Gunner only to be suddenly leveled with a clothesline. BroMans look on and laugh. Gunner stomps Storm a few times before lifting him up by the hair. He hits a scoop powerslam. He sits on Storm's chest and lays in some punches to the face. He gets off and lets BroMans hit the Bro-Down. Pin: ..1..2.., Storm just kicks out. Jessie mouths "that was a bad idea". Gunner goes to the top rope on RObbie E's command. BroMans stomp Storm and then hold him out for Gunner to hit the Diving Headbutt. Jessie makes the pin: ..1..2..3, BroMans get the pinfall victory.
Jeremy Borash is going over his script when Jeff Jarret walks up to him. Borash is shocked.
Jeremy Borash: Jeff? I mean Mr Jarret.
Jeff Jarret: Jeff is just fine. I was just hoping you could help me deliver a message to the fans here.
Jeremy Borash: Of course
He straightens up his suit and getts into broadcasting mood.
Jeremy Borash: Now I'm here with Jeff Jarret and I think you all know the question that I am going to.
Jeff Jarret: Why am I back? I'm back because over the past few months, hell over the past few years I have had to watch Dixie Carter change my wrestling company into her chat show. Into a place that hardly knows what real wrestling is anymore, because the fact is that Dixie Carter is not a wreatler or a wrestling fan, just a...
Dixie Carrter walks into shot with ECIII behind.
Dixie Carter: Just a what Jeff?
Jeff Jarret: Just a random bitch who's daddy has a lot of money.
Dixie Carter: You have no class Jeff. But I do have a plan to deal with you. So maybe you should just leave now and collect your check in the mail like you've been doing for the last year.
Jeff Jarret: You've got a plan? No I've got a plan. I'm running this place now and if you want to dispute that then you can do it in a captain's six man tag match at Turning Point. Me and two of my guys versus whatever three sorry sons of bitches you can find. Whoever wins gets control of the company. One of my guys happens to be in the main event, so if you'll excuse me.
Jarret walks off. Dixie looks speechless.
Sting vs Kenny King
Sting looks angry as the match starts. King plays to this by repeatedly breaking the fight up by getting to the ropes etc. Eventually Sting pulls King away from the ropes and lays punches into him. He misses one and King levels him with a drop-kick. The match continues with Sting setting the pace with only short but immpressive flurrys from King. Towards the end, King is in the corner taking shot after shot from Sting who stand on the middle rope. Sting gets off and irish whips King into the opposite corner. He runs and goes for a Stinger Splash but King dives out of the way. He picks Sting up for a Royal Flush but sting drops down into a inverted DDT position. Suddenly Magnus comes down the ramp, distracting Sting. Sting drops King and goes to talk to Magnus who gets up on the apron. After exchanging words, Magnus spits in Sting's face. Sting stumbles back and King hits a Royal Flush. Pin on Sting: ..1..2..3, King wins via pinfall. The commentators go insane at the upset. Magnus laughs and walks back up the ramp.
E.G.O walk through the corridor.
Christopher Daniels: Hey, who do you think you are Alex Shelley, get that thing out of our faces. You know we have urgent business with the owner, manager, runner and queen of the company Dixie Carter, right.
Kazarian: And then, this particular extra-ordinary gentleman will be facing Kurt Angle in our main event.
Bobby Roode: That's right. E.G.O is gonna land two wins over the olymic gold has-been in one week.
Mr Anderson vs Hernandez w/ Chavo Guerrero
Before the bell rings, Chavo slides in behind Anderson and drop kicks him on the back, sending him into a Hernandez belly to belly suplex. The bell rings and Hernandez is on top. He continues to stay on top and mix ground and pound with high impact moves, yet Anderson comes back at points. Towards the end, Hernandez goes for a slingshot shoulder block but Anderson rolls under it and onto the apron as Hernandez crashes to the mat. Anderson quickly hits a Kenton Bomb and goes for the pin:..1..2.., Hernandez kicks out. Anderson looks shocked and tired. He gets up to line up for the finish. He pulls a dizzy Hernandez into position for a Mike Check, when suddenly Chavo hits a springboard flying forearm to the back of Anderson, breaking the hold. The ref calls for a dq victory to Mr Anderson. Chavo lays punches into the head of a grounded Anderson. He then gets him up and pushes him into a Boder Toss from Hernandez. Chavo goes up top for a Frogsplash when suddenly...
The Sandman enters!
Sandman walks down the ramp, kendo stick in hand. Chavo and Hernandez look stunned. Sandman starts to run and slides into the ring. He nails Hernandez with the stick on the stomach doubling him over. Chavo jumps off of the top rope only to be nailed right on the forehead. Sandman moves back to Hernandez to hit him repeatedly with the stick before he bails out of the ring. Chavo rolls out too, bust open.
Kurt Angle vs Kazarian W/ Bobby Roode and Christopher Daniels
E.G.O stand outside the ring and Angle shouts at Roode from inside the ring. Kazarian sneaks round to the opposite side and enters the ring behind Angle. He tries to rush him from behind but Angle turns around in time to catch him and hits a big belly to belly suplex sending Kazarian tumbling into the corner. The match continues with Angle out-wrestling Kazarian for the most part. E.G.O continuously distract the referee until they are sent to the back. Angle mocks them as they leave. Kazarian capitalizes on this with a high kick when he turns around. The match continues with Kazarian on top. Kazarian goes to the top rope with Angle on the floor. Angle quickly rushes up to the top with Kazarian and pulls him into a super belly to belly suplex. He puts his arm over Kazarian for the cover: ..1..2.., Kazarian kicks out. The two slowly get back up and then trade punches. Angle starts to win out until Kazarian ducks and bounces off of the opposite ropes. He charges back at Angle who quickly shoots to Kazarian's legs and grabs his ankle. After a struggle, Angle locks in the Ankle Lock and Kazarian has nowhere to go. After a few seconds he taps out, giving Angle the win via submission.
Bobby Roode and Christopher Daniels run down straight away and slide into the ring as Angle readys himself. As soon as they enter, Angle jumps onto Bobby Roode and lays punches into his back but Daniels quickly stops him with a kick to the back of the head. Roode pushes Angle off of him, gets up and starts to stomp him as Daniels joins in. All of a sudden, Jeff Jarret's music comes on and he runs down with his guitar in hand. Daniels slingshot crossbodys out at Jarret but Jarret steps to the side causing him to crash to the floor. Roode bends over through the ropes to grab Jarret but Jarret pulls away and smashes his guitar over Roode's head and Roode goes limp, hanging over the middle rope. Jarret enters the ring, helps Angle up and raises his arm in victory as the show goes off the air.
Writer's notes: My first BTB. I've only just dicovered this site so this is my first ever post (hooray!) but I plan to start reviewing other BTBs soon. Any constructive criticism is greatly apreciated because as I said, this is my first BTB. Thanks for reading.
This shall be removed when;
Bad News Barret wins the world title [ ]
Liverpool win the league [ ]
The X division gets good again [ ]
ROH gets a UK TV slot [ ]
Dixie Carter actually leaves [ ]
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