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TNA Wrestling: “A Dream Come True”

Back Story Time Line
 
2007
 
January
 
NWA ends it relationship with TNA, pulling the NWA titles from the brand.
 
February
 
Dixie Carter holds a meeting with TNA officials to outline the new direction of the company but isn’t happy with the ideas given to her from Vince Russo and Jeff Jarrett
 
March
 
Dixie Carter fires Vince Russo and strips Jeff Jarrett of any power behind the scenes. She meets with SpikeTV and has TNA temporarily taken off the air.
 
April
 
Dixie Carter announces the hiring of Michael Hayes as the Head of Creative writing. Hayes hit’s the door running as he puts his plans in motions.
 
Sports Illustrated runs an article linking top WWE stars to Chris Benoit’s former doctor that leadds to the release of Randy Orton, Edge and Rey Mysterio Jr.
 
May
 
TNA signs Randy Orton, Edge and Rey Mysterio and other various stars and gives releases to many TNA stars as Michael Hayes reshapes the roster for the TNA Impact Re-Launch
 
 
TNA IMPACT returns to SpikeTV with Kurt Angle becoming the first even TNA World Champion.
 
Rey Mysterio debuts on IMPACT after it is revealed he got his no-compete clause voided in his sudden release.
 
 
June
 
A deal is finalized as Ring of Honor becomes a developmental promotion for TNA
 
 
August
 
Randy Orton and Edge appear on IMPACT for the first time and ratings almost double.
 
IMPACT moves to Monday nights.
 
 
September
 
With the Orton/Edge story in full force, TNA grows the closest to WWE RAW in ratings ever.
 
Chris Jericho joins Edge and Randy Orton in the invasion angle.

 
October
 
Randy Orton becomes TNA World Champion at Bound for Glory which is the most successful pay per view in TNA history.
 
 
December
 
The invading trio breaks up as Edge defeats Randy Orton and Chris Jericho for the TNA World Title.
 
 
2008
 
 
February
 
The success of IMPACT has TNA in talks with SpikeTV about a second weekly show as the roster expands.
 
 
July
 
Michael Hayes shocks everyone by quitting TNA and signs back with the WWE.
 
Mick Foley debuts in TNA.
 
 
August
 
As ratings plummet, Dixie Carter is turned down by Paul Heyman and finally brings in Eric Bischoff as the new Head of Creative.
 
 
September
 
Eric Bischoff brings in Hulk Hogan in a new television role as the new TNA President as Eric Bischoff becomes the on-screen owner of the company.
 
Scott Hall, Sean Waltman and Kevin Nash reunite on television.
 
The Dudleys are fired after being arrested for fighting with police after a brawl at a local bar.
 
 
November
 
As ratings plummet on IMPACT and the idea of a second show seems unthinkable, Dixie Carter fires Eric Bischoff, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman from TNA.
 
Jeremy Borash is named the interim Head of Creative leaving his on-screen role.
 
Hulk Hogan is asked to stay on but quits citing issues concerning his divorce.
 
 
December
 
Dixie Carter becomes an on-screen character for the first time as the new owner of TNA.
 
Jeff Jarrett is given the on-screen role as TNA president.
 
 
2009
 
 
January
 
Turned down once again by Paul Heyman , Dixie Carter promotes Gabe Sabolsky from Ring of Honor after Heyman recommends him for the position. Jeremy Borash stays on in the Creative Team.
 
Sabolsky reshapes the roster as he puts Mick Foley and Kevin Nash off television and pushes the Knockout and Tag Team Division more.
 
TNA announces a ranking system to determine the top contenders for each title. A formula was announced that the rankings will be decided by win/loss record, quality wins (pay per view/non titles/stipulations) and winning/losing streaks. Top ten contenders will be announced for the World, X-Division Title and the Global Title, the top eight contenders for the Knockout World Title and the top six teams for the World Tag Team Titles. The rankings will be announced the Monday after each pay per view. Still every former champion will get one rematch after they lose their title sometime before the next pay per view.
 
 
February
 
TNA starts it first wellness policy and ends up firing Petey Williams, Sonjay Dutt, Scott Steiner and Kip James for failed tests.
 
Raven is replaced by Taz on the XPLOSION announce team
 
 
March
 
Impact’s ratings approve for the first time in nearly a year.
 
 
April
 
Jeff Jarrett is fired from TNA as Kevin Nash takes over as TNA President after a match between the two.
 
With rating evening out, Gabe convinces Dixie on taking TNA outside of the Impact Zone and going live once a month. They agree on a summer tour.
 
TNA is shown in HD for the first time
 
 
May
 
TNA’s second show, XPLOSION is a done deal and debuts on SpikeTV on Thursdays.
 
Joey Styles and Raven is hired as the new XPLOSION announce team.
 
 
June
 
The TNA Summer Tour starts as the first ever IMPACT is shown live.
 
Vickie Guerrero is named as the Queen of the Knockouts to oversee the division
August
 
TNA starts offering road shows to be seen on the internet with s paid subscription.
 
 
September
 
After a sex scandal, Kevin Nash is impeached and Mick Foley takes over as TNA President.
 
Jeff Hardy is suspended for 30 days after being arrested by police. He is still awaiting trial.
 
 
October
 
TNA signs deal with Playboy as Angelina Love and Velvet Sky poses for the magazine.
 
Country star, Toby Keith makes headlines when he defeats The Miz at Bound For Glory.
 
TNA starts a two hour special on the Saturday before Bound For Glory featuring wrestlers left off the pay per view card. This will continue every Saturday before every pay per view.
 
Bound For Glory sets a new TNA record for the best selling TNA pay per view.
 
Lacey Von Erich poses for Playboy in the second TNA featured Playboy issue.
 
 
December
 
 
TNA does a charity show for the Make-A-Wish Foundation where all proceeds from Final Resolution are donated.
 
John Layfield announces that he has bought TNA on the last IMPACT of the year.
 
Rob Terry and Orlando Jordan are fired for failing drug test.
 
TNA continues it work with Make-A-Wish Foundation as the proceeds from Final Resolution is once again donated.
 
 
2010
 
 
January
 
The Miz threatens a lawsuit against TNA that leads to Mick Foley’s firing as TNA President.
 
Ric Flair is named the new TNA President
 
Rob Van Dam debuts
 
All pay per views for the year is booked outside the IMPACT Zone.
 
Tara is the first women fired for failing drug test
March
 
TNA rating climb with the addition of RVD and beats RAW for the first and only time so far in ratings.
 
 
April
 
Layfield announces he has sold TNA to a mystery investor.
 
Jim Ross is hired as TNA’s head announcer and a behind the scenes Vice President job.
 
Rob Van Dam becomes TNA World Champion.
 
 
May
 
The second summer tour starts in Daytona Beach.
 
Mick Foley joins Jim Ross on the announce team.
 
 
July
 
The first ever World Cup of Wrestling is announced as 8 wrestlers from different countries will take part. The matches will be shown on IMPACT and XPLOSION with the winner being crowned at No Surrender in September.
 
 
 
 
TNA Front Office
 
 

 
Ric Flair
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
Ric Flair was brought in by TNA owner, John Layfield to replace fired President Mick Foley, Flair and Layfield instantly bonded and became close allies as they ran TNA together. Flair was shocked when JBL announced that he had sold TNA to a mystery man. Layfield assured Flair that he would being staying on as TNA President as part of the agreement in the company’s sale. Flair was given a nice bonus from the new owner as Flair put it too good use by hiring him four assistants known at “The Bunnies”. Flair is living the good life but the mystery of the owner hangs over him.
 

 
Vickie Guerrero
 
TNA Debut 2009
 
When JBL took over ownership of TNA and hired Ric Flair as President, he convinced Flair to keep Vickie to run the Knockout Division. Guerrero and Flair rarely speak to each other face to face but seem to have a decent working relationship. Vickie likes to get personally involved as she has aligned herself with Hamada in the past and now is helping Beth Phoenix’s career. She has a personal grudge against Awesome Kong and Alissa Flash as they are the only ones to turn down her help.
 

 
Jim Ross
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
Jim Ross debuted in TNA in February taking over for Mike Tenay in the announce booth. He was soon joined by Mick Foley at the table and the two has become wrestling’s number one announce team.
 

 
Mick Foley
 
TNA Debut 2008
 
Mick Foley debuted in TNA in 2008 after leaving the WWE. He first challenged for the World Title but lost his only title match to Samoa Joe. Foley then retired from the ring after he walked out victorious from a Monster Ball match against Raven and Abyss and was named President of TNA from then-owner, Jeff Jarrett. Foley served as President for most of 2009 before starting a feud with the boastful, Miz. Foley made the decision to strip Mizanin of his Global Title after a series of Dqs and countouts enable The Miz to keep the title. The move cost Foley his job after Miz threatened to sue new TNA owner, John Layfield because of it. Foley came out of retirement for Lockdown but losed to Miz in the match. He then replaced Taz as the color commentator in May to partner with Jim Ross.
 

 
Joey Styles
 
TNA Debut 2009
 
Joey Styles left the WWE to become the voice of TNA’s second show, XPLOSION. His recognizable style has been welcomed by fans and critics alike. Styles has been partnered with Raven and now Taz.
 

 
Taz
 
TNA Debut 2009
 
Taz rejoined Joey Styles in the announce booth in 2009 after leaving the WWE also, Taz replaced Raven booth. Taz has became a big fan of Samoa Joe often praising him.
 

 
Brooke Adams
 
TNA Debut 2009
 
Brooke Adams was added to announce team as backstage interviewer replacing Lacey Von Erich. She is often hit on by many wrestlers especially Randy Orton. She carries a heavy workload as she works on both shows.
 
TNA World Heavyweight Championship Rankings
 
 

 
Rob Van Dam
 
TNA Debut-2010
 
Rob Van Dam shocked the wrestling world when he debuted at the 2010 Genesis PPV as the surprise tag team partner of Jeff Hardy against CM Punk and AJ Styles. He stayed undefeated as he skyrocketed up the rankings before winning the TNA World Title against Chris Jericho on IMPACT in April. Fighting off challenges from CM Punk and AJ Styles, RVD now finds him face to face with the man he won the title from Chris Jericho heading into Hard Justice.
 

 
Chris Jericho
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
After leaving the wrestling world for what many thought was good, Jericho reappeared on the TNA re-launch for the first time. A easier workload and the option to work outside of TNA with no problem got him to sign with TNA over resigning with the WWE. He didn’t miss a beat inside of the ring as he went on too win the TNA World Title 3x in 2008 and once in 2010. You put that together with a reign as X-Division Champion and a run with Christian as World Tag Team Champions and Jericho’s career in TNA ranks up there with anybody’s. Jericho has worked himself back up to the number one contender’s spot and is looking to face RVD at Hard Justice to become World Champion for a 4th time.
 

 
Samoa Joe
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
A holdover from the old days, Samoa Joe has proved that he belongs with the bigger stars the past 3 years. April has proven to be his month as his two World Titles where won during April. Joe has also won the Global Title once and was one-half of the first ever TNA World Tag Team Champions with a fellow holdover, AJ Styles. A man that stands on his own, Joe’s actions are sometimes controversial but the fans still love him. Currently number three in the World Title rankings, he has seemed to be targeted by Randy Orton.
 

 
Randy Orton
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
Orton signed with TNA after being fired by the WWE because of being named in a Sports Illustrated article about steroids use. While most people thought he would simply resign with WWE after the media circus died down, Orton and the others wowed everybody by signing with TNA instead. Armed with the RKO finisher, Orton won the TNA World Title in his debut match at Bound For Glory. After losing the title, he befriended another second generation star in Ted Dibiase and they formed one of the greatest tag team in the history of TNA, holding the World Tag Team Titles for over a year. After they had a falling out, Orton won the World Title again in 2009 and is looking to get back there as he is currently ranked 4th in the latest rankings. He has seemed to take a likening to new backstage interviewer, Brooke Adams.
 

 
Edge
 
Debut-2007
 
Edge came to TNA in the same fashion of Randy Orton as they invaded TNA together. Their partnership ended when Edge defeated Randy Orton at Final Resolution for his first World Title, Injuries has sidetracked Edge’s TNA career as he sat out most of 2008 but came back with a vengeance and captured the TNA World Title a second time in 2009. Another injury knocked him out of action in 2009 and he made his comeback at Final Resolution. He has spent the last 6 months moving up the rankings and now finds himself perched in 5th.
 

 
Sting
 
Debut-2007
 
The ICON of TNA, Sting is still the biggest fan favorite in the company even though he usually wrestles about half a year. More focused on doing the right thing and making bad guys pay, Sting has only one World Title reign to his credit in 2008. As Bound of Glory approaches, Sting has kicked it back in high gear as he looks to win the title at the PPV he is undefeated at. Currently ranked number 6, he needs to leap frog four superstars in three months to get there.
 

 
Kurt Angle
 
Debut-2007
 
Angle was the big surprise at the TNA re-launch show back in 2007 after leaving the WWE, His signing became a turning point in the company as he proved TNA was a viable option. Kurt Angle won the Battle Royal to crown the first ever TNA World Champion and has holds the record by holding it a total of 5 times. Events outside the ring has limited him the past year but so far in 2010, Angle looks refocused as he assembled the stable known as “The Real Deal”. Aligned with Matt Morgan and the tag team of Shelton Benjamin & Jake Hager, Angle looks to move up from his number 7 position quickly.
 

 
Sheamus
 
Debut 2009
 
The Irishman debut in TNA at the end of 2009 after a stint in ROH. One of Michael Hayes last signings, Sheamus has proven him right with wins over Jeff Hardy and CM Punk to name a few. The leader of The Empire, Sheamus often gets help from the group and they will only help him climb highter then his 8th rank.
 

 
Jeff Hardy
 
Debut 2007
 
Nobody has skyrocketed more with the fans in his time in TNA then Jeff Hardy. Out of the ring issues popping up seemingly every year hasn’t stopped his growing popularity. His winning of the title in 2008 at Final Resolution is one of the most memorable events in TNA history and his second win in 2009 ranks up there too. Only a Global Title reign stops him from being a Grand Slam Champion as he has held the X-Division Title and the World Tag Team Titles with his brother, Matt in the past. Outside the ring circumstances loom over him again as he looks to climb up from his number 9 position.
 

 
C.M. Punk
 
Debut 2007
 
The polar opposite of Jeff Hardy, Punk has done nothing but get hatred from the fans in his career in TNA. Rising up from one of Raven’s flunkies, he has carved out a nice career on his own. A 3x World, 1x X-Division and 1x Global Champion, he has made many enemies along the way. He inexpertly vanished after losing the World Title at the end of 2009 and just now has reappeared in TNA. Since his reappearance he has formed the Honor Society with Christopher Daniels and Low Ki. They have proven themselves as doing whatever it takes to win as Punk already sits in at number 10 in the rankings.
 
 
TNA X-Division Title Rankings
 
 

 
Rey Mysterio Jr.
 
Debut 2007
 
He came with Randy Orton and Edge in the same scandal but kept far away from the duo. Mysterio has had the freedom he has always wanted as TNA officials has had no problems with him competing in Mexico also. He won the first ever TNA X-Divison Title as a surprise entrant in the Ultimate X Match at Sacrifice in 2007 and has been the king of the X-Division winning the title at total of 4 times. His friendly rivalry with Kofi Kingston over the years has stolen the show at many PPVs over the years. Rey is once again on the top of the X-Division beating his friend, Kofi once again.


 
Kofi Kingston
 
Debut 2007
 
Signed out of the indies by TNA, Kofi debuted in TNA in 2007 after a short-run in Ring of Honor. The TNA Rookie of the Year in 2007, Kofi has made the X-Division his home. His rivalry with Rey Mysterio has wowed audiences around the world as Kofi has held the title 3x himself. A hero in his homeland of Ghana, Kofi has spent much time there helping out charity wise the past few years. Ranked once again as the number one contender to Rey Mysterio’s title, the next chapter in their feud is ready to be written,
 

 
A.J. Styles
 
Debut 2007
 
Styles holds a special place in the hearts of TNA fans because he has been here since the NWA days. Styles has held the X-Division Title and Global Title once and the World Tag Team Titles twice with Samoa Joe and Brian Kendrick as his partners.Some doubt Styles after a failed attempt last year to win the World Title. Styles wants to make sure nobody doubts him again as he is currently ranked 3rd and is totally focused on the X-Division Title.
 

 
Bryan Danielson
 
Debut 2008
 
A legend in the independent promotions, Danielson finally signed with TNA in 2008 and went on to win the X-Division title later that year. More of a wrestler then the usual X-Division high flyer, Danielson works as a strange match up for most in the division. Allowed to work around the world, Danielson has spent much time in Japan where he has held titles in New Japan and GHC NOAH promotions, defending them sometimes on TNA television. So far in 2010 though, Danielson seems focused solely on TNA and stands 4th in the X-Division rankings.
 

 
Low Ki
 
Debut-2007
 
Another holdover from the original TNA, Low Ki has had to bide his time often lost in the mix of the TNA scene. He has been the guy that has come close to winning the X-Division Title but has always fallen short for some reason or another. He left TNA at the end of 2009 to focus wrestling in Japan and has recently came back aligned with CM Punk and Christopher Daniels in the new Honor Society. The move has been beneficial as he has risen up to 5th in the rankings.
 

 
Brian Kendrick
 
Debut 2007
 
His release from the WWE saw his signing with TNA and he was sent to ROH to regain his confidence. He debuted later that year and ended up winning the World Tag Titles with AJ Styles. Since then Kendrick has found himself labeled as a tag team specialist as he has teamed up with stars, Paul London, and Teddy Hart but failed to capture to the titles. His recent tag team run with Amazing Red ended with a falling out after Red surprised the world by winning the X-Division title on his own, Kendrick’s jealously came to light as he attacked Red, causing him to lose the title and putting him on the shelf for 4 months. Kendrick has been on his own and has risen up to 6h with his new attitude. The comeback of his former parnter has him worried as Red has put Brian on notice.
 

 
Jay Lethal
 
Debut 2007
 
Another holdover , Jay Lethal survived the TNA cuts with doing comical acts before finally letting TNA management to take notice of his talent in the ring. Known for not staying focused, Lethal has only held the X-Division title once as he is often sidetracked on personal rivalries instead of chasing the titles. His strange feud with TNA President, Ric Flair, has been confusing to most as Lethal is set to prove himself to the Nature Boy. He has done well so far as he has broken the top 10 as he resides in 7th.
 

 
Amazing Red
 
Debut 2009
 
A devastating knee injury was thought to end the career of Amazing Red but he made his comeback to TNA in 2009 and seems just as good as ever. He showed back up as the tag team partner of Brian Kendrick before pulling off the upset and winning the X-Division Title over Kofi Kingston in an Ultimate X Match. He was soon attacked by his partner, Brian Kendrick and suffered another knee injury that put him out for 3 months. Red made his comeback in June and is on the trail of Brian Kendrick as he sits in 8th place.
 

 
Matt Sydal
 
Debut 2010
 
After signing with TNA in 2007, Sydal has been stuck in ROH the past few years before finally getting his call-up to the main roster in June. Since then Sydal’s high flying moves has made him an instant fan favorite as he has been unbeaten so far in his TNA career. His wins have been over perennial jobbers Teddy Hart and Paul London though and that is the reason he sits in only 9th place.
 

 
Doug Williams
 
Debut 2010
 
An international star, Doug Williams recently got a new life in TNA when he joined The Empire. A perennial jobber Williams shocked everyone when TNA when he came out victorious over Jay Lethal, Brian Kendrick, Low Ki and Amazing Red at Victory Road. The big win seems him new to the rankings in 10th position.
 
 
TNA Global Title Rankings
 
 

 
Hernandez
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
The one called “Super Mex” is zooming up the ranks of the most hated men in TNA. After being a fan favorite early in his TNA career which saw him win the Global Title for the first time, he was changed forever after a sneak attack by Matt Morgan in the middle of 2009. Hernandez came back and instead of looking for revenge from Morgan thanked him for waking him up. Hernandez then showed his tenacity as he left a path of devastation in his wake before winning the Global Title in the tournament finale against James Storm. His attacks on Storm since has been brutal as he has vowed to hold the title for a long, long time.


 
James Storm
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
A holdover, Storm took the TNA reboot as a chance to change his image of a tag team specialist as he targeted the new Global Title as his goal. Storm connected with the fans with his Stone Cold-like gimmick and instantly become a fan favorite. Storm was on his way to holding the Global Title a third time before losing to Hernandez in the tournament finals in a controversial manner. He has positioned himself as the number one contender for the title again as he looks to finally recapture the title.
 

 
MVP
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
Known in the original TNA as Antonio Bank$, he repackaged himself as the ego-driven, MVP. The move paid quick dividends as he became the first ever Global Champion. He has gone to win the title one more time in 2009. Loved and hated in his career, MVP is a hard man to pin down. Newcomer, Mr. Anderson has seemed to target MVP as the man to make a name for himself as he right behind MVP’s 3rd ranking.
 

 
Mr. Anderson
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
Undefeated in his TNA career, Anderson is quickly making a name for himself in TNA after his release from the WWE. Possessing one of the biggest egos, Anderson hasn’t met a man in the ring that he thought he wasn’t better then. He currently has his sights on MVP as he looks to climb the rankings from 4th to gain the Global Title.
 

 
Matt Hardy
 
Debut 2007
 
After his firing from the WWE in 2007, Hardy took the opportunity to join his brother in TNA. They quickly won the World Tag Team Titles in a just a few months. The brothers though agreed later to focus on their solo careers but still is there when the other needs them. While Jeff has overshadowed him a bit with his World Title wins, Matt has had reigns as X-Division and Global Champion in his own right. An injury set him aback a bit in 2009 and early 2010 but Matt has been healthy of late and has zoomed up the rankings to 5th quickly and isn’t looking to stop there.
 

 
Matt Morgan
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
Morgan debuted in 2007 as the bodyguard of ex-TNA President, Jeff Jarrett and finally made his ring debut in 2008. The biggest man in TNA, Morgan has all the tools to make it big but for whatever reason hasn’t put it all together yet. His anger seems to be his biggest problems as disqualifications has cost him titles in the past. He recently joined Kurt Angle in his “Real Deal” stable and it seems the Angle’s influence has had a calming effect on him as he has risen up to 6th in the rankings so far.


 
Christian
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
Christian was once one of the top contenders for the TNA World Title but for some reason he betrayed TNA and joined up with Randy Orton and Edge when they invaded. Being labeled as a sidekick has hurt his career as he then joined up with Chris Jericho later. A two time-Global Champion and a run as Tag Team Champion with Chris Jericho is all that the talented Christian has to show for the past three years. He has seemed to find some admirers in Ric Flair’s personal assistants, “The Bunny Club”, as they have influenced Flair for the betterment of Christian’s career. Currently ranked 7th, Christian is ready to ride the preferred treatment all the way to the title.
 

 
The Miz
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
Plucked off the MTV show “The Real World”, The Miz was given a crash course in ROH before debuting in TNA as a backstage announcer. Befriended by Johnny Nitro, the pair became World Tag Team Champions in a short time. The title reign made The Miz too much to live with as it fed his enormous ego and soon the pair split. The Miz finally got his first taste of solo gold in 2009 when he captured the Global Title. His title reign was filled with DQS and count outs as he kept the title around his waist by any means necessary, Finally The Miz was stripped of the title by ex-TNA President, Mick Foley (which led to Foley’s firing) and banished out of the rankings. After his feud with Mick Foley, The Miz has refocused on regaining the title he never lost and is now back in the ranking in 8th.
 

 
Christopher Daniels
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
A holdover from the original TNA, “The Fallen Angel” is best known as one of the pioneers of the X-Division title, having held the title twice with one being the longest reign in history. Just like Low Ki and CM Punk, Daniels vanished from TNA before reappearing in TNA as a member of “The Honor Society”. Since his reappearance, Daniels has set his goals on the Global Title for the first time as sees himself ranked 9th in the latest rankings.
 

 
Drew McIntyre
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
Drew McIntyre debuted in TNA at first as just a stranger that wanted to join “The Empire”. He was at first turned down by the group before winning a couple of matches and finally joining the group. Since then Drew has been on a roll and finds himself ranked in the 10th position.
 
 
TNA World Tag Team Champions Rankings
 
 

 
“The Real Deal” Jake Hager & Shelton Benjamin
 
TNA Debut 2009
 
Benjamin and Hager was in the middle of pack in their solo quests when they joined Kurt Angle in “The Real Deal”. Packaged as a team for the first time, the two former amateur stars jelled quickly as a team, winning the title in less then six months together. They just regained the titles by cashing in Feast of Fired briefcase won by Shelton earlier in the year by defeating the Motor City Machine Guns, a day after they captured them.
 

 
“The Motor City Machine Guns” Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin
 
TNA Debut 2008
 
The most popular team in TNA, the Guns seemed to finally breakthrough with wining the titles at Victory Road only to lose them a day later to “The Real Deal”. The high octane duo has promised their fans that they will regain the titles as the sit in 2nd in the latest rankings.


 
“Street Life” Elijah Burke & Ron Killings
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
The newest team in TNA, “The Pope” and “The Truth” quickly rose up the tag team ranks and captured the World Tag Team Titles quicker then any team in history. A hit with the fans, ‘Street Life” finds themselves ranked 3rd even after just losing the titles and not even getting a re-match. They have taken the unusual situation to TNA President, Ric Flair and are awaiting a decision.
 

 
“Money Talks” Ted Dibiase & Robert Roode
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
Robert Roode and Ted Dibiase was once two of the fastest rising stars in TNA but both hit roadblocks in their careers. Roode had suffered losses that saw fall from being in the World Title rankings to nowhere as Dibiase found himself on a losing streak after winning the 2008 TNA Rookie of the Year. Soon the two was approached by former TNA owner, John Layfield and formed a team after Layfield set up Ted Dibiase and Robert Roode with Lacey Von Erich as their valet . They found themselves falling short to the other new team and their main rivals, “Street Life” on their quest for the titles. They find themselves on the outside of the mess on the top in 4th , as Layfield and Von Erich tries their best behind the scenes to give them another shot.
 

 
“The Empire” Wade Barrett & Desmond Wolfe
 
TNA Debut 2009
 
The British import team of “The Empire” debuted in TNA with their valet, Chelsea and quickly got on the nerves of everyone in TNA. Their bragging of the technical expertise was proven right as they captured the TNA World Tag Team Titles twice in 2009. They have recently toured Japan in the New Japan promotion before coming back and restarting their feud with “The Beautiful People”. The additions of Sheamus, Drew McIntyre and Doug Williams have helped their comeback so far has them ranked in the 5th position.
 

 
“The Beautiful People” Johnny Nitro & Frank Kazarian
 
TNA Debut 2008
 
Thanks to Angelina Love, Velvet Sky and Melina’s friendship, the teaming of Nitro and Kazarian happened. Nitro was fresh off his teaming with The Miz while Kazarian was just restarting his TNA career after a brief run in the WWE. Their partnership has had it’s up and downs as they have held the World Tag Team titles twice and have broken up once. The Angelina Love’s beat down by Beth Phoenix saw Melina coming to her aid and soon their boyfriends, Nitro and Kazarian was teaming back up. They quickly found themselves on a losing streak though until Velvet Sky’s new boyfriend, Kevin Nash was brought into the group as an advisor. Under Nash’s guidance the group seems refocused on the titles and less of the drams out of the ring.
 
 
TNA World Knockout Championship Rankings
 
 

 
Angelina Love
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
A member of the Beautiful People, Love is the most accomplished women in the group with three reigns as Knockout Champion. Her relationship with the group has had it’s up and down but has always had Velvet Sky and Love’s boyfriend, Kazarian by her side. Her recent troubles with ex-BP member, Beth Phoenix has saw her makeup with Melina and Johnny Nitro as the original group has been reformed with the addition of Kevin Nash. Nash even helped her regain the title over Beth Phoenix at Victory Road.
 

 
Beth Phoenix
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
Phoenix was signed out of the indy scene and was brought to TNA as the enforcer of the women in The Beautiful People. She soon had problems with Velvet Sky that led to her leaving the group. She soon became a force on her own as she has the record with winning the Knockouts Title four times. Now aligned with The Queen of the Knockouts, Vickie Guerrero, she looks to gain a 5th reign with her being the number one contender.
 

 
Hamada
 
TNA Debut 2009
 
The only women to be named TNA Rookie of the Year, Hamada took home the award and the Knockout Title in 2009. Debuting as Vickie Guerrero’s enforcer, Hamada has since split from her and replaced by Beth Phoenix. The falling out with Guerrero hasn’t endeared her to fans though as she took out her frustrations on Mickie James in a sneak attack. She finds herself still ranked 3rd though even with her problems with Guerrero.
 

 
Mickie James
 
TNA Debut 2007
An TNA original, Mickie James broke free of the control of Raven when she was known as Alexis Laree and reappeared as the crowd friendly, Mickie James. The most popular of the Knockouts, James was the first ever Knockout Champion and has gained two more times after. After taking early part of 2010 off for her budding music career, she made her return in the summer only to fall victim of a rampaging Hamada. She finds herself ranked 4th in the latest rankings.
 

 
Alissa Flash
 
TNA Debut 2008
 
Alissa Flash debuted in TNA as the sidekick to then Knockout Champion, Awesome Kong. She ended up causing Kong to lose the title after the two had a falling out. Flash went on to some upsets over Kong but ended up coming short in her title shots. She returned from a tour of Mexico and to surprise by many came back with Awesome Kong. The duo rejected offers of joining Vickie Guerrero and she seems vowed to turn them on each other again. The first move could be ranking Flash over Kong at in 5th.
 

 
Awesome Kong
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
A TNA original, Kong has held the Knockout Titles twice even with being arguably the most dominating force in the division. Kong seems to get sidetracked on run to the titles as feuds with Alissa Flash and now Vickie Guerrero has kept her from the title. She returned re-joined with Flash after they both toured Mexico. Kong doesn’t seem to be taking the bait as Vickie Guerrero seems intent on turning her and Flash against each other again,
 

 
Gail Kim
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
An original knockout, Gail Kim is a former Knockout Champion back in 2007. During 2008 and 2009, Gail Kim focused more on managing then wrestling as she helped CM Punk to his early title wins. Finally a fallout between her and Punk put Kim back on her own wrestling career in 2009 but she has struggled finding herself in the ring as she seems stuck in the bottom half of the rankings as she holds down the 7th position.
 

 
Melina
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
Melina was plucked out of the Indy scene and put with Johnny Nitro. The two ended up becoming a couple and later on joined The Beautiful People. With the help of Angelina Love, Melina quickly honed her wrestling skills that led her to becoming a two-time Knockout Champion. Her success led to problems between her and the group as Melina and Nitro left the Beautiful People. Melina’s second reign ended with an injury suffered from the hands of Beth Phoenix. A few months later, Beth was doing the same thing to Angelina Love when Melina made the save. Soon the two made up and The Beautiful People was together once again.
 
 
Other On-Screen Characters
 
 

 
Tommy Dreamer
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
Recently released by the WWE, Dreamer has appeared backstage talking to Abyss and Tomko as it seems that he is trying to pry them away from Raven.
 

 
Abyss
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
“The Monster” of TNA, Abyss has been one of the biggest mysteries in the business. A man that seems to want the cheers of the fans but falls back to the demons of the past. Abyss found himself under the control of the devious, Raven as they have formed a bounty hunter for hire operation. Raven partnered him with Rhino in late 2008 and they have wreaked havoc on TNA since. Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho and lately Money Talks are some of the few that have used their services.
 

 
Rhino
 
TNA Debut 2008
 
Brought in to TNA to help out Chris Jericho and Christian Cage, Rhino was soon taken out by Abyss. During his time off, Abyss’ s handler, Raven, ended up convincing Rhino to join them. Rhino came back in 2008 as part of the group.
 

 
Paul London
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
London debuted in 2007 and made a great run at the X-Division title but came short. A tag team title run with Brian Kendrick fell short in 2008 and London has been stuck in jobber status since. London has only cracked the top 8 X-Division ranks once in the past year and is looking at a possible release soon.
 

 
Teddy Hart
 
TNA Debut 2008
 
Teddy Hart debuted as “The Natural” in 2008 and looked to have a bright career ahead of him. He formed a tag team with Brian Kendrick and then joined up with Randy Orton and Ted Dibiase for a short time before getting injured. The injury saw Hart miss almost a year and he was sent back to ROH and then toured Mexico before returning in 2010. Hart hasn’t yet regained his form before the injury as he has yet to win a match.
 

 
Carlito
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
The recently released WWE star hasn’t yet showed up in TNA as we have only seen video vignettes of “Caribbean Cool”. He seems to be targeting the X-Division Title as he often refers to Kofi Kingston and Rey Mysterio in the promos.
 

 
Nikita
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
The women formerly known in WWE as Katie Lee has recently appeared in the crowd during TNA iMPACT. She seems to show up whenever “The Honor Society” does that has led to speculation that she might be with the group.
 

 
Velvet Sky
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
Velvet Sky has been in TNA since the beginning and has always been aligned with Angelina Love. Often used to influence people by The Beautiful People, Velvet has seduced authority figures, referees and opponents. She has been played a key part in the reformation of the Beautiful People as her new boyfriend, Kevin Nash has been a driving factor behind the group’s recent success.
 

 
Kevin Nash
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
“Big Sexy” retired from active duty in 2010 after defeating Jeff Jarrett and banishing Jarrett from the company. Hardly active even before that, Nash’s best known run in TNA was teaming back up with Scott Hall and Sean Waltman and making a run at the World Tag Team Titles, a championship they thought they won only to have the decision reversed. In 2008, Kevin Nash ruled as TNA President before a sex scandal with Velvet Sky saw him replaced by Mick Foley, Much to the surprise of everybody that in 2010 it was revealed that the two has remained a couple as Nash became an advisor to The Beautiful People. He has produced results as he helped Angelina Love become Knockout Champion already and look to help Nitro and Kazarian to the tag titles.
 

 
John Layfield
 
TNA Debut 2009
 
Layfield debuted in TNA as the new owner of the company, buying it from Jeff Jarrett. He soon replaced TNA President, Mick Foley with Ric Flair after Foley’s stripping the Global Title from The Miz. JBL and Flair ran TNA together in a partnership that saw the two often pay favorites to the villains. Flair was shocked in April when JBL announced to the world that he sold TNA to a mystery man. Flair was assured that he would keep his job as JBL bragged about the profit he made on the transaction. JBL soon used the money he made by creating alliance with two other wealthy men, Ted Dibiase and Robert Roode forming the group known as “Money Talks”. Bringing in the beautiful Lacey Von Erich proved to be a great move as she helped the team to many victories. JBL has been said to be using his influence with Flair to rig the rankings for his team.
 

 
Raven
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
Raven barely sees the ring anymore but comes out about once a year to give the fans a Monster Ball Match. He has mostly used his time to be as a manager as he helped CM Punk, Mickie James and Christopher Daniels in their career. Raven then went to broadcast booth as he joined up with Joey Styles on XPLOSION but was eventually replaced by Taz. Raven is now all about making money as he has opened a bounty hunter business called “Chaos Inc.”. He opened the group after securing the services of Abyss and found many willing clients for their services. He then added Rhino to the group after he was became one of their many victims. Lately, Raven hasn’t been himself as longtime rival, Tommy Dreamer has debuted in TNA and has been seen talking to Abyss and Rhino at various times.
 

 
Lacey Von Erich
 
TNA Debut 2009
 
Signed after her release from FCW, Lacey Von Erich debuted as a backstage interviewer in 2009. She was replaced by Booke Adams then showed up as the valet to “Money Talks”. Her relationship to Robert Roode and Ted Dibiase is uncertain as she flirts with both men but her impact in matches have been saw already. She does whatever it takes to give her men the advantage and is rewarded by JBL very well for it.
 

 
Candice
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
Candice Michelle debuted in TNA in June as one of Ric Flair’s assistants known as “The Bunny Club”. They have been used by Ric Flair to deliver his messages to various wrestlers. Her and the others have seemed to take an interest in Christian and has been seen talking him up to Flair.
 

 
Ashley
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
Just like Candice, Ashley is one of Flair’s assistants and the only one so far to climb in the ring as she lost a squash match to Awesome Kong after delivering a message from Vickie Guerrero.
 

 
Maria
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
Maria is another one of Flair’s assistants and seems the brightest of the bunch. She seems to let the others break the bad news to the wrestlers as she makes herself out as the good girl in the situation. Some people say she has her sights on Vickie Guerrero’s job as Queen of the Knockouts.
 

 
Torrie
 
TNA Debut 2010
 
The favorite of Ric Flair, Torrie mostly stays in the office with Naitch while the others run errands. But she also seems to be the one that like Christian the most as she usually brings him up to Flair.
 

 
Chelsea
 
TNA Debut 2009
 
Always seen but never heard, Chelsea is the valet of “The Empire”. She is more in the way of Miss Elizabeth type of valet as she rarely interferes in matches as she lets her beauty distract people on it’s own. Ric Flair seems to have a soft spot in his heart for her after a meeting between the two a few months ago.



 

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IS this the WWE and TNA combined? It seems like you took some the WWE roster and combined it with the TNA roster...
I don't have a problem with it...Just the name TNA seems strange when there are soooo many WWE wrestlers on the roster

Best of luck to you!
 

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Wow, what a roster. I love all your bios on each person, and the history you've put together is real interesting. From reading the bios it seems you are using all the wrestlers very well and they are all in the spot on the card they deserve to be in. LMAO at Kevin Nash being in a sex scandal and Rob terry being fired for drug use. Good luck with this and you can be sure I'll be reading.
 

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TNA World Heavyweight Championship Situation (Impact & Xplosion)
 
 

 
Rob Van Dam

This week’s episode of Impact opened with the World Champion confronting his new number one contender, Chris Jericho. RVD looked to shut up the boisterous Jericho but soon found himself attacked by Sheamus. The two tried to work over the champion but soon Sting arrived for the save. After they chased the heels from the ring, Ric Flair made a tag team match for the main event later. In the main event, RVD and Sting dominated the match until Sheamus send Sting crashing to the floor, RVD took his eye off of Jericho to check on his partner and that was when Jericho struck. Jericho hit RVD with a “Code Breaker” to pick up the win. The stunned champion watched his challenger for “Hard Justice” celebrate up the ramp to end the show.



 
Chris Jericho
 
Jericho opened up Impact after he was named by Ric Flair as RVD’s number one contender. Jericho talked about how easy “Hard Justice” will be and promised everyone that he would walk as the TNA World Champion. RVD came out to confront Jericho and had the upper hand after it got physical until Sheamus got involved. Jericho and Sheamus both ate baseball bat shots from Sting as the attack was stopped. Jericho wasn’t happy when Ric Flair made the tag match for the main event but made the most of it when he hit the distracted, Rob Van Dam, with the “Code Breaker” to steal the win.
 

 
Samoa Joe
 
Joe opened “Xplosion” as him and Orton started the show early as they where brawling backstage. Joe was pounding away on Orton’s face from a mount position until TNA security showed up and broke the two up. Ric Flair’s assistant, Candice Michelle, entered the scene and told both that everybody was sick of the two of them messing up shows and it will finally be settled at “Hard Justice” in a steel cage match. Joe smiled at the announcement but Orton threw a trash can in disgust. Candice went on to say the Ric Flair wanted the two to take the night off because next week on Xplosion, they get to pick the other’s opponents. They were told to use tonight for recruiting for the spot. Later in the show, we saw Samoa Joe talking to an unknown person on the phone and a deal was made for the person to be Orton’s opponent next week.
 

 
Randy Orton
 
Looking for revenge from “Victory Road” for Samoa Joe costing him the TNA World Title, Randy tried to jump Samoa Joe before the broadcast. But Joe sustained the attack and rebounded and was in control when TNA security showed up to break the melee up. Orton didn’t seem to happy when Candice handed the down the announcement of a steel cage match between the two at “Hard Justice.” Orton seemed intrigued by the match for next week and things got interesting when Brooke Adams came to his locker room later in the night. Brooke was there to check on Orton’s condition but then Orton whispered something to her and gave her an envelope. Brooke left the locker room and was then shown later entering the office of Raven with the envelope in her hand.
 

 
Edge
 
Edge didn’t look to happy when he finally arrived on “Xplosion” dropping his last two pay per view matches to Rob Van Dam and Chris Jericho. As he carried his luggage into the arena, he was confronted by “The Honor Society” and their leader, CM Punk. Punk mocked Edge for choking the past few months at the pay per views and wondered how Edge was still ranked in 5th. Edge started mocking Punk and the groups clothes and then challenged Punk to a match later that Punk refused. Punk informed Edge that he was privileged enough to face him but would have to earn the right by defeating Christopher Daniels and Low Ki. Edge laughed and set that would be easy and started to roll his luggage back into the arena when Daniels and Low Ki attacked him. They pummeled away at Edge as Punk barked out orders until Matt Hardy and Bryan Danielson came running up from another car and chased the group off. They helped up a seething Edge. Later on in the night during a match between Danielson & Hardy VS Ki & Daniels, Edge showed up while the referee was down and delivered the “Spear” to Ki as Hardy picked up the pin and the win. Punk was outraged as him and Edge stared at each other from across the arena,
 

 
Sting
 
Sting watched from the rafters as RVD was getting attacked by Chris Jericho and Sheamus and finally intervened. Sting clobbered both men with his trademark baseball bat and saved the World Champion. Sting seemed more then happy with Flair’s announcement for the main event and really brought it in the main event. Sting dominated Sheamus throughout the match before missing the “Scorpion Splash” and then thrown to the outside. Favoring his shoulder, Sting couldn’t defend himself as Sheamus continued the attack. Sting’s beating on the outside, distracted RVD in the ring and allowed him to get caught with the “Code Breaker” from Jericho to give them the loss. Sting finally made a comeback with some blows and retrieved his bat but Sheamus and Jericho fled up the ramp without any payback to end the show.
 

 
Kurt Angle
 
Angle showed up on Impact via satellite as he bragged about his victory over Jeff Hardy at “Victory Road.” Angle announced that he was on vacation in Los Angeles to attend the ESPY awards. He bragged since he was a former gold medal winning Olympic champion that he was the only professional wrestler in the world worthy of an invitation to the ESPN award show. Angle insulted various wrestlers from Jeff Hardy to Edge to Rob Van Dam before ending the promo as he announced that he would grace everyone with his presence next week on Impact.
 

 
Sheamus

Sheamus looked to make more of a name for himself on Impact by helping Jericho attack the World Champion. Fresh off his victory at Saturday‘s special “Victory Road” preview show with his fellow “Empire” teammates over “The Honor Society”, Sheamus found himself soon face to face with “The Icon” Sting. After tasting Sting’s bat, they later met up in the Impact main event. Sheamus quickly learned that Sting still had it as the legend stayed one step ahead of the youngster until Sheamus collapsed in the corner to make him miss the “Scorpion Splash”. Sheamus took advantage of Sting hitting the ring post by tossing him outside the ring to the floor. Sheamus saw Sting favoring his shoulder after the fall and quickly went to work, Irish-whipping into the steel steps. His teammate Chris Jericho did his part by picking up the win in the ring as Sheamus continued the assault until Sting rebounded enough to get to his baseball bat. Sheamus and Jericho then fled up the ramp instead of risking losing their newly found momentum.


 
Jeff Hardy
 
Jeff Hardy cut a promo with Brooke Adams as he responded to Kurt Angle’s promo. Hardy confessed that Angle did get the best of him last night at “Victory Road” but was upset that Kurt didn’t have the guts to show up tonight. Hardy vowed that him and Angle wasn’t over and he would be waiting for Angle next week on Impact when he gets off of vacation.
 

 
C.M. Punk

Punk arrived at Xplosion with his fellow “Honor Society’ mates, Christopher Daniels and Low Ki when they confronted an upset, Edge. After Punk made fun of Edge’s performances the past few weeks, he laughed off Edge’s challenge of a match between him. After Edge walked away, Punk ordered his goons to attack Edge and they did until Bryan Danielson and Matt Hardy showed up to chase them off. Later in the night during his teams match, Edge came out and cost them the victory before Punk could do anything to help. Punk glared a hole through the laughing Edge before we headed to commercial.
 
 
 
TNA X-Division Title Situation (Impact & Xplosion)
 
 

 
 
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Kofi Kingston
 
On Xplosion, Kofi was announced as the number one contender for Rey’s X-Division Title. The two cut a friendly promo as they walked down memory lane of their past clashes over the title. Rey and Kofi promised they would once again steal the show at “Hard Justice” when Ric Flair walked out. Flair said how great it was that after their numerous battles that the two have remained friends, that is what a feat rarely seen in the industry. He went on to say since they where such good friend that they will be helping him to sort the World Tag Team Title situation by facing, The Motor City Machine Guns. They agreed to the match later. In the match, their teamwork was spot on until Sabin ducked “Trouble in Paradise” and it caught Rey Mysterio instead. Shelley picked up the easy pin on Rey and the Guns escaped with the victory. After the match, Rey shoved away Kofi and didn’t look to buy his explanation of him hitting Rey with the move.
 

 
A.J. Styles
 
Styles appeared on Impact in an interview with Brooke Adams as he talks about his ultimate goal still to be the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. He goes on to say that he is totally focused in building himself back up into contention and the first step is to become X-Division Champion. Later on in the evening, we see Ric Flair make a match between A.J. Styles and Christian for “Xplosion“. On “Xplosion”, the two hooked it up in a very good match but both men where counted out when Christian hit a frog splash on Styles on the arena floor. Both men look disappointed that they wasted the chance to impress TNA officials.
 

 
Bryan Danielson & Matt Hardy
 
Danielson showed up at the arena and found himself coming to the rescue of Edge in the parking lot. He then found himself in a match, teaming with Matt Hardy against “Honor Society” members, Christopher Daniels and Low Ki. Thanks to Edge, Matt Hardy was able to hit the “Side Effect” on Daniels for their team to pick up the victory
 

 
Low Ki & Christopher Daniels
 
Daniels and Low Ki brutally attacked Edge in the parking lot, following the orders of their leader, C.M. Punk. After being chased off by Bryan Danielson and Matt Hardy the two where put in a match between the two. The two dominated the later match until Edge emerged for his revenge and allowed Matt Hardy to connect on Daniels with the “Side Effect” as the “Honor Society” took home the loss.


 
Brian Kendrick & Amazing Red
 
Brian Kendrick and Amazing Red was shown on a special web match on TNA’s official site as Kendrick defeated his former partner, Amazing Red with the Sliced Bread 2.
 

 
Jay Lethal
 
Lethal showed up on “Impact” but was sent home by Ric Flair. Lethal opposed the move but Flair had security escort him out of the building. Maria tried to intervene but Flair said Lethal had to learn some respect.
 

 
Matt Sydal
 
We saw a clip of Matt Sydal in Japan, as he defeated Japanese legend, Jushin Liger in a match. Sydal was announced as being on special loan to New Japan and will have his matches downloadable on the TNA website.
 

 
Doug Williams & Drew McIntyre
 
Williams and McIntyre escorted their “Empire” mates to the ring in their match-up with “The Beautiful People.” The two got involved as they tried to distract Morrison and Kazarian by putting Melina and Velvet Sky in danger but was taken out as Kevin Nash came to the rescue of his girl friend. The distraction though serviced it purpose as Desmond Wolfe was able to steal the win with a handful of tights on a roll up on Kazarain.

 
TNA Global Title Situation (Impact & Xplosion)
 
 

 
Hernandez
 
Hernandez was cutting a backstage promo with Brooke Adams burying his number one contender, James Storm, when Storm attacked him backstage. Hernandez was left bleeding on the floor as a result from a beer bottle being broken over his head. Security held James Storm back as Hernandez was able to flee the scene.
 

 
James Storm
 
Storm came out of nowhere during a Hernandez interview and busted open the champion with a beer bottle. After security broke the brawl up and Hernandez had fled to safety, Candice Michelle appeared on the scene with orders from Ric Flair. Storm was booked later on “Xplosion” in a match against Teddy Hart. Hart was the sacrificial lamb as Storm defeated him with a “Super Kick” and then busted Teddy Hart open with a steel chair to send a message to Hernandez as the crowd cheered him on.
 

 
MVP & Mr. Anderson
 
MVP hosted a episode of “The Playas’ Club” where is guest was Mr. Anderson. MVP hurled insults at Mr. Anderson until Anderson had enough and grabbed the microphone, Anderson hurled back insults at MVP before challenging him to a match at “Hard Justice”. MVP agreed to the match and tired to attack Mr. Anderson but Anderson was able to escape the attack and exit the ring. Anderson pumped the crowd up some more as MVP threw a tantrum in the ring.
 

 
“The Real Deal” Matt Morgan, Shelton Benjamin and Jake Hager
 
The World Tag Team Champions, Jake Hager and Shelton Benjamin and Matt Morgan cut a promo from Los Angeles as they where on vacation with Kurt Angle. As Angle went to the ESPY’s we saw the others site seeing around Los Angeles. They poked fun at various TNA stars starting with The Miz not having a star on a the Walk of Fame even though he touts himself as a big Hollywood star, to dressing like a couple of thugs and mimicking “Street Life”. They then see some fans wearing some “Motor City Machine Guns” t-shirts and beating them down. They go on to say that they’re not worried on who will be their challengers at “Hard Justice” because they weren’t going to get lose the titles.
 

 
Christian
 
On “Impact” Christian was summoned to the office of the TNA President to meet with Ric Flair. Flair told Christian that his assistants have been telling Ric only good things about Christian and they think he is being blackballed by TNA management. Flair said he saw potential in Christian and made a match for him against A.J. Styles. In the match though, Christian looked to seriously injure, A.J. Styles with a frog splash on the outside that resulted in both men getting counted out.
 

 
The Miz
 
The Miz came out on “Impact” and cut a promo to warn all the TNA superstars that he was ready for business. He issued a challenge to any superstar and it was answered by Paul London. The Miz defeated London in less then two minutes and gloated in his victory.
 
 
 
TNA World Tag Team Champions Situation (Impact and Xplosion)
 
 
 

 
 
“The Motor City Machine Guns” and “Street Life”
 
The Guns and Street Life were summoned to Ric Flair’s office on Xplosion as they all discussed the World Tag Title situation. Flair said the both teams had mandatory rematches after both losing the championships at “Victory Road.” Flair said over the new few weeks leading up to the pay per view he would be testing both teams starting tonight. The teams agreed on the situation and the Guns where put in a match with top X-Division stars, Rey Mysterio and Kofi Kingston. The Guns experience as a team shone through after miscommunication by Mysterio and Kofi led to the Guns picking up the win, as the first step to impressing Ric Flair.
 

 
“Money Talks” Ted Dibiase, Robert Roode, Lacey Von Erich and John Layfield
 
Money Talks looked to sneak in the back door in the World Tag Team situation as they through an outrageous party for Ric Flair during “Xplosion”. Layfield handed Flair an envelope as Flair looked very impressed in what was inside as Layfield asked Flair to keep an open mind.
 

 
“The Empire” Wade Barrett & Desmond Wolfe
 
“The Empire” was in almost full force as Barrett, Wolfe, Williams, McIntyre and Chelsea came to the ring for their match with “The Beautiful People”. The BP high octane offense seemed too much for “The Empire” as Williams and McIntyre decided to cause a distraction by stalking Melina and Velvet Sky on the outside. As they grabbed both ladies they didn’t see the BP’s advisor, Kevin Nash come to the ring. Nash took out both Williams and McIntyre with a steel chair but the distraction did it’s job when Wolfe got the pin on Kazarian via roll-up.
 

 
“The Beautiful People” Johnny Nitro & Frank Kazarian, Velvet Sky, Melina and Kevin Nash
 
The BP tried to get back in the hunt for the World Tag Titles in a match-up with “The Empire”. Everything was looking good as they dominated the match until “The Empire” put Velvet Sky and Melina in peril. Nash came down to save the day on the outside but in the ring a distracted Kazarian fell victim to a roll up by Desmond Wolfe as they took home the loss.
 
 
 
TNA World Knockout Championship Situation (Impact & Xplosion)
 
 

 
Angelina Love
 
Angleina came out on “Impact” and joined the commentary as she watched Beth Phoenix in action against Alissa Flash. Beth Phoenix seemed more focused on putting on a show for Love then defeating Flash and it resulted with Flash hitting a cross body and stealing the win. Love mocked a furious Phoenix after the match.
 

 
Beth Phoenix
 
Phoenix was given a match by Queen of the Knockouts, Vickie Guerrero to send a message to Angelina Love. Guerrero decided it was a good chance to give some punishment against Alissa Flash as she put her in as Beth’s opponent. Beth worked over Alissa relentlessly as she shouted warnings to Love at ringside. Beth was caught off guard as Alissa hit a diving cross boy off a reversal and scored the pin. Phoenix fumed as Flash scurried to safety and she was mocked by the Knockout Champion, Angelina Love.
 

 
Hamada
 
Hamada was summoned to the office of Vickie Guerrero as Vickie once again offered her assistance on her quest for the title. Hamada turned down her offer and got slapped across the face by Vickie. As Hamada stalked a shrieking Vickie she was attacked from behind by Gail Kim. Vickie shouted out orders as Kim broke a vase of Hamada’s head and knocked her out. Vickie shook the hand of Gail Kim as they stood over the body of Hamada.
 

 
Mickie James
 
We got a video of Mickie James signing copies of her country album. James send a cutsie message to her fans as she vowed to regain the Knockout Championship.
 

 
Alissa Flash & Awesome Kong
 
Vickie Guerrero’s two ex-colleagues where summoned to her office as Alissa Flash was informed that she was going to face the furious, Beth Phoenix. Kong didn’t like the idea and looked to threaten Vickie with bodily harm but was held back by Alissa Flash as she assured Kong everything would be okay. Guerrero then went on to bar Awesome Kong from ringside and that worried Alissa a bit as they stormed out of the office. Flash was punished by Beth brutally and before all was lost hit a desperation cross body and picked up the upset victory. Later Kong and Flash came across Guerrero and gloated Alissa’s victory as Guerrero looked steamed.
 

 
Gail Kim
 
Gail Kim came out of nowhere and attacked Hamada in Vickie’s office as she was revealed as the latest Knockout to be in cahoots with Guerrero.
 
Other On-Screen Characters (Impact & Xplosion)
 
 

 
Tommy Dreamer, Rhino, Abyss and Raven
 
Tommy Dreamer was seen backstage talking to Rhino and Abyss when Raven walked up. He tried to confront Dreamer but Tommy walked off in silence. Raven then went on to question his men, who didn’t enlighten him on their discussion with Dreamer. Brooke Adams then showed up and handed Raven the envelope she got from Orton as Raven read the letter and pulled out a check from Orton. He looked at Abyss and Rhino and told them they had their next job.
 

 
Carlito
 
Carlito cut another promo about how cool he was and how cool everbody else isn’t. He then promised to make his debut next week on “Xplosion” a memorable one.
 
 
 

 

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TNA World Heavyweight Championship Contenders (Impact & Xplosion)
 
 

 
Rob Van Dam
 
Rob Van Dam showed up on “Impact” and was instantly questioned about him getting pinned by his challenger at “Hard Justice”, Chris Jericho last week in the main event by Brooke Adams. RVD told Adams that unlike last week, “Hard Justice” would be just him and Jericho, so Jericho won’t have the luxury of RVD being distracted by anybody else. RVD informed Brooke that later tonight he will take out his frustrations on the man that caused the distraction last week, Sheamus, in a non-title match. Chris Jericho came out on commentary for the match. In the match, RVD showed why he was the champ as he came out victorious over Sheamus after dodging a big boot from Sheamus and connecting on a kick then winning with the “5-Star Frog Splash. Jericho looked for a sneak attack on RVD but RVD saw it coming and caught Jericho with a jumping heel kick. RVD looked to follow up but Jericho once again retreated up the ramp as the crowd went wild to end the show.


 
Chris Jericho
 
Jericho opened “Impact” bragging about getting the pin over RVD last week. Jericho promised that it would be the same result come “Hard Justice.” TNA President, Ric Flair, appeared from the back with his troop of lovely assistants and came out to the ring and congratulated Jericho. Flair promised that Jericho would be the man to finally take the title from RVD. Flair gave Jericho the night off as Jericho came out on commentary to scout RVD. Jericho tried to sneak attack the champion after his win over Sheamus only to have RVD thwart the plans as Jericho got nailed by a kick but left the ring as Rob Van Dam climbed up top for a “5-Star Frog Splash” attempt.
 

 
Samoa Joe, Abyss, Rhino, Raven and Tommy Dreamer
 
Samoa Joe came out for his match on “Xplosion” as he awaited his hand-picked opponent by Randy Orton. The monster-for-hire, Abyss, came to the ring with Rhino and Raven. Joe looked distraught as the group came to the ring and Orton appeared on the entrance ramp. Joe did his best to fight off Abyss but soon Rhino and Raven entered the ring to cause the DQ. They then pummeled Joe in the corner as they signal for Randy Orton to come to ringside. The crowd was booing as Orton entered the ring and hit a devastating “RKO” on Samoa Joe. He ordered Abyss and the others to finish him but Tommy Dreamer appeared from the back with a steel chair. Raven and Randy Orton went running as Abyss and Rhino stared Tommy Dreamer down in the ring. Finally Abyss and Rhino left the ring after the staredown without getting hit by Dreamer. Raven and Dreamer exchange words as Dreamer helps Joe to his feet as the crowd cheers.
 

 
Randy Orton
 
Orton’s plan for Samoa Joe worked out perfectly as Orton’s paid assassins did their job. Orton then had to await the pick of Samoa Joe’s and was upset when he found it was going to be Tommy Dreamer in an Extreme Rules Match. A bandaged up, Samoa Joe watched from the entrance ramp as much of Orton’s attack was stopped by some kind of weapon use from Dreamer. Dreamer busted Orton up with a kendo stick shot and really punished Orton until Randy struck with a “RKO” out of nowhere to pick up the win. Orton stared at Joe up the ramp as both men got punished tonight before their “Hard Justice” match-up.
 

 
Edge and Christopher Daniels
 
After last week’s show and Edge costing “The Honor Society” a win, Edge was informed by Flair assistant, Maria, that he will be taking on “Honor Society” member, Christopher Daniels in a match later on in the night on “Xplosion.” Edge told Maria that he welcomed that match and he was going to send Punk a message. In the match, Daniels was a game opponent but fell victim to a “Spear” from Edge. He yelled in the fallen Daniels face and told him to tell Punk how it feels to get him by the “Spear“.
 

 
 
 
Sting, Doug Williams, Drew McIntyre, Wade Barrett, Desmond Wolfe, Johnny Nitro, Kazarian and Kevin Nash
 
Sting cut a promo as he put over his “Hard Justice” match with Sheamus. Sting talked about Sheamus wanting to make a name by defeating an “Icon” but he picked the wrong one. The crowd ate it up as Flair came out on “Impact” again. Flair said that he never liked Sting and it was about time somebody had the guts to try to make a name for themselves at his expense. He said since he booked Sheamus in a match already tonight that Sting will face Sheamus’s buddies, “The Empire” in a four on one handicap match. In the match, Sting fought the group off for awhile but finally the numbers wore him down as the four ignored the referee’s warnings about not tagging in and out, Sting was given the DQ win. The beat down though continued until “The Beautiful People” Frank Kazarian and Johnny Nitro hit the ring. They came in strong only to succumb to the numbers until their advisor, Kevin Nash, grabbed Sting’s baseball bat and started taking “Empire” members down. The four men celebrated in the ring but Sting was worse for wear as the “Empire” left the ring.
 

 
Kurt Angle
 
Kurt Angle exited a limo in the second hour of “Impact”, fresh off his vacation in Los Angeles. He was ready to enter the building when he was attacked by Jeff Hardy from out of nowhere. Hardy picked up Angle’s suitcase and walloped him over the head with it. Finally TNA security came out of the arena and broke it up and carried Hardy away. An upset Angle, yelled at security and told everybody it wasn’t safe here tonight and turned around and left the arena in the limo.
 

 
Sheamus
 
Sheamus looked to build on his momentum of last week’s win and accepted Flair’s offer to face Rob Van Dam. Flair informed a happy Sheamus that since he is helping Flair with a quality main event match that Flair will due him a favor and put his “Empire” stablemates in a handicap match with Sting. Sheamus was happy until the main event where he suffered a loss to RVD via the “5-Star Frog Splash.”



 
Jeff Hardy and Matt Morgan
 
Jeff Hardy looked for revenge on Angle on “Impact” and got it as he assaulted Angle in the parking lot. Security held him back as Angle fled and then Flair assistant, Ashley, showed up on the scene. She told Hardy that he would be taking on one of Angle’s good friends, Matt Morgan later tonight. Hardy went onto the match-up and took the fight to the bigger man. Jeff fought out of a choke slam attempt by Morgan and hit “The Twist of Fate”. Hardy then hit the “Senton” and went on to victory. He yelled a warning to Angle after the match, that he was coming for him.
 

 
C.M. Punk, Low Ki and Christopher Daniels
 
We got a backstage promo of the “Honor Society” as Punk preached the other two about their new found hatred for Edge. He told them about Edge stealing their victory from last week and tonight, Daniels, will have a chance for revenge. Punk told them they are doing the “good” work and they will be rewarded if they continue on the path. Punk and Ki told Daniels they would be by his side by they had to watch Daniel’s defeat by Edge from the back after Maria barred them from ringside. We saw Punk’s reaction of the Edge victory and let’s just say he wasn’t too happy about it.
 
 
TNA X-Division Title Contenders (Impact & Xplosion)
 
 

 
 
Rey Mysterio Jr. and Kofi Kingston
 
We saw Kingston come in the X-Division Champion’s locker room as he talked to Rey about him kicking him last week. Kofi swore to Rey that it was an accident but it seems Rey had his doubts. Kofi finally seemed to convince him and the two shook hands and promised a fair match at “Hard Justice.” Kofi left the room happy but after he left, Rey still didn’t look as if he trusted him.
 

 
 
A.J. Styles and Jay Lethal
 
Styles showed on “Xplosion” and went to Ric Flair’s office but found only his assistants there led by Maria. He apologized about him not defeating Christian but Torrie spoke up and said it was understandable because Christian is the better man. Styles looked very annoyed over the comment but Maria cut the confrontation off by telling AJ that she knew what he could to do too get back in Flair’s good graces. Styles accepted the challenge of a match with Jay Lethal. In the match, Styles dominated Lethal until he went to for the “Pele Kick” and missed. Styles landed badly on his leg and injured his knee. Styles was on the mat screaming in pain as Lethal pounced and locked in a “Figure Four”. Styles tapped out quickly. Lethal mocked Ric Flair, strutting around in victory as medical staff helped Styles to the back.
 

 
Bryan Danielson
 
Danielson wrestled online this week as he defeated Paul London by submission
 

 
Brian Kendrick & Amazing Red
 
The two continued their online feud as Amazing Red got revenge from last week’s loss and defeated Kendrick with a roll up.
 

 
Matt Sydal
 
Our next report on Sydal’s tour of Japan saw Sydal picking up a victory over the Japanese legendary name, Tiger Mask. Tazz and Styles put over Sydal’s victories over Tiger Mask and last week’s over Jushin Liger.
 
 
TNA Global Title Contenders (Impact & Xplosion)
 
 

 
Hernandez
 
Hernandez showed up on “Impact” for a change, bandaged up from the bottle shot he took from Storm last week. He asked Flair to suspend Storm for the act but Flair just laughed at the champion. Flair told Hernandez to get used to it because at “Hard Justice” he will be putting the Global Title on the line versus James Storm in a “Bar Room Brawl” match. Hernandez threw a fit as Flair and the Bunnies left him alone in the office.


 
James Storm
 
Storm appeared on “”Xplosion” and was psyched up about Flair’s stipulation for his title match at “Hard Justice.” Storm claimed to Brooke Adams that he was undefeated in any kind of bar room brawl. Storm chugged down his beer and smacked the ass of Velvet Sky as she walked by with her boyfriend, Kevin Nash. Sky looked outraged and Nash walked over and towered over Storm. Storm smiled and offered Nash a beer. Nash smiled in return and took it and started drinking. Storm then apologized to Velvet as she took a beer herself. We got a picture of the rest of The BP in the background as Nash offered Storm and Adams to come out to a party with them. Adams refused the offer but Storm followed them out to the limo.
 

 
MVP & Mr Anderson
 
After last week’s confrontation on “The Playa’s Club”, Anderson took his turn playing the mind games as he debuted his show, “Mr. Anderson’s Neighborhood.” He announced MVP as his first guest. MVP didn’t look too happy about Anderson ripping off his idea as he walked to the ring. Anderson and MVP once again hurled insults at each other until Anderson announced that the two would be facing off at “Hard Justice.” MVP tried to get off a sucker punch on Anderson put Anderson blocked it and reeled off four shots of his own. He send MVP down with a big lariat before hitting the “Mic Check”. Anderson stood over MVP as the crowd went wild.
 

 
Matt Hardy & The Miz
 
The Miz and Matt Hardy hooked up in a one on one match-up as both men looked to rise up the rankings. Hardy had the crowd behind him as he took control of the match until Miz connected with a low blow. The referee didn’t see the sneaky punch as Miz hit “The Reality Check” to keep his winning streak alive.
 

 
Christian
 
Christian was summoned to “Impact” by Ric Flair and showed up in his office. Flair talked about Christian and Styles match last week. Christian apologized for not winning but Flair dismissed him. He told Christian that his performance has gotten a lot of TNA officials talking and they want to see Christian personally this Thursday. Flair said that Christian will be accompanying Flair to TNA Headquarters instead of going to “Xplosion.” Christian looked very happy about the trip.
 
 
TNA World Tag Team Champions Contenders (Impact & Xplosion)
 
 


 
The Real Deal, Motor City Machine Guns, Street Life and Money Talks
 
Ric Flair called the tag teams to his office and talked about the World Tag Team Title situation. He said the champions owed a rematch to the Guns but that Street Life also was promised a tag team shot after they lost the titles to the Guns. He then went on to say that his personal opinion that Money Talks was the most deserving team, an announcement that the other three teams didn’t like as JBL and Ric Flair shared a glance. Flair said at “Hard Justice” they will be competing in a Fatal Four Way for the titles. The groups are started arguing but Flair interrupted by saying that on Thursday, they will be competing in a Battle Royal. The Battle Royal took place on “Xplosion” as Dibiase and The Pope were the last two. Pope had the advantage on Dibiase when Carlito showed up out of nowhere. He hit Pope with a “Backstabber” and rolled out of the ring as Dibiase deposited him over the top. Carlito celebrated with Money Talks as they left the scene of the crime.
 
 
TNA World Knockout Championship Contenders (Impact & Xplosion)
 
 

 
Angelina Love and Gail Kim
 
Gail Kim showed up on “Xplosion” and was instantly greeted by her new friend, Vickie Guerrero. Vickie told Kim that last week was only the beginning of what she could do for Kim as she got her a match tonight against the TNA Knockout Champion, Angelina Love She told Kim that she can have everything she ever wanted along as she listened to her. Angelina Love faced Gail Kim in a non-title match but it was interrupted by a rampaging, Hamada. Love stayed out of it but soon found Beth Phoenix in the ring. Love fought off the sneak attack of Phoenix and knocked the “Glamazon” to the floor with a shot with the Knockouts Title. She celebrated in the ring as Phoenix backed up the ramp. She was last seen leaving “Xplosion” to party with her fellow “Beautiful People” mates and James Storm.
 

 
Beth Phoenix and Melina
 
Beth Phoenix had a match on “Xplosion” as she won a hard fought match with Angelina Love’s stable mate, Melina. Her impressive victory was followed up by a failed sneak attack on Love as she was nailed by the Knockouts Title.
 

 
Hamada and Nikita
 
Hamada got her revenge from last week as she interrupted Gail Kim’s match and attacked. She threw Gail Kim around the arena like a rag doll until she dropped her over the railing in front of Nikita, who was sitting in her usual seat. Nikita rose up from her seat and got in the face of Hamada, who didn’t say anything and just continued her beating on Gail Kim. The crowd cheered as Nikita sat back down without doing anything.
 

 
Mickie James
 
James showed on “Impact” and treated the fans by singing a song from her country album. The crowd gave her a good response as she smiled and thanked them for their support as she plugged her album.
 

 
Alissa Flash and Awesome Kong
 
Queen of the Knockouts, Vickie Guerrero, called her two nemesis to her office to yell about them about last week. She told Flash that she got lucky last week against Beth Phoenix but wouldn’t be so lucky this week. Flash said she could defeat anybody that Vickie can throw at her. Vickie smiled and named Awesome Kong as her opponent. Kong and Flash looked at each other as Vickie told them if she felt that they didn’t give it their all, both of them would be fired. Flash told Kong to give her her best match as Kong shook her head in silence. In the match, Kong at first looked to hold back on Flash until a smiling Guerrero walked down to the ring. After that Flash was destroyed by Kong as she delivered “The Implant Buster’ for the win. Kong didn’t look happy as she scowled at Guerrero and picked Flash up over her shoulder and carried her friend to the back.
 

 
Gail Kim
 
TNA Debut 2007
 
An original knockout, Gail Kim is a former Knockout Champion back in 2007. During 2008 and 2009, Gail Kim focused more on managing then wrestling as she helped CM Punk to his early title wins. Finally a fallout between her and Punk put Kim back on her own wrestling career in 2009 but she has struggled finding herself in the ring as she seems stuck in the bottom half of the rankings as she holds down the 7th position.
 
 
 
 
 
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