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November 13th 2004

TNA Bookers Meeting

::The scene is set with Scott D’Amore, Jeff Jarrett, Jeremy Borash, Mike Tenay, and Terry Taylor sitting around a round table::

D’Amore: Guys, Turning Point came off like a million bucks, but we are still missing something. We need to take TNA to a new direction.

Jarrett: A new direction, we just brought in Jay Reso, what else could we possibly do Scott?

D’Amore: This whole booking by committee thing isn’t working. We all want different things for the company. We need one man to run everything while we just over look everything.

Jarrett: Fine then, call up Russo or whoever and see how much they want.

D’Amore: I’m not talking about Russo. I’m talking about somebody from the outside.

::Everyone in the room looks shocked::

D’Amore: Think about it. Right now WWE has their Hollywood writers where they disrespect the great name of Eddie Guerrero and are holding down top talent like Benoit, Benjamin, and others.

Jarrett: No No No. I refuse to bring in some punk kid who only knows about wrestling because he reads the internet.

D’Amore: But that’s what we need Jeff. We need some punk kid who knows what other fans want. We need some punk kid that knows wrestling. We need some punk kid who wants to see the company succeed. We need some punk kid who can give the fans what they want.

Jarrett: We have that now.

D’Amore: But we don’t Jeff. Right now we have 4 guys who want to focus on 4 different things for the company. We need 1 person who wants 1 certain thing for the company.

Jarrett: But Scott some kid who has never been in the business?

D’Amore: Jeff, everyone needs a break. Most guys just weren’t born into the business. Somebody gave them a break and they took it and ran with it. We need to give some kid a break and see if he takes it and runs with it. We won’t give him all the booking power. Mike, Jeremy, Terry and Myself will overlook him and if we think a certain idea is bad for business we will shoot it down. We just need 1 person running things, not 4. Listen, let’s all take a vote on whether or not this would work. Everyone in favor of bringing somebody in from the outside, raise your hand.

:: D’Amore and Tenay raise their hands::

Jarrett: And everyone in favor of keeping things the way they are, raise your hand

::Jarrett and Taylor raise their hands::

Jarrett: Well it’s up to you Borash.

Borash: While I think bringing somebody new in has it’s flaws, as long was we over see what he does, I have no problem with it.

D’Amore: Then it’s settled

Jarrett: Fine, but I don’t like it one bit.

::Jarrett gets up and storms out of the office::

(The rest of the story is now in 1st Person Point Of View)

November 15th 2005

Being the Wrestling enthusiast that I am, I checked PWInsider.Com in the morning to see the news from the past day. The following headline was at the top of the page:

“TOP STORY: TNA Looking For Outside Head Booker”

I wasn’t sure if this was all in storyline or if it was true, so I checked it out. The following appeared on my screen after I clicked the link:

“TNAWrestling.Com made the following press release this morning:

‘TNA Wrestling is proud to announce that the head booking spot has become available (How could you be proud to announce that?) Scott D’Amore and the rest of the booking committee has stepped down in favor of bringing in someone from the outside. If you meet the following qualifications then please send a resume and a paper on how you would help TNA.

Qualifications:

1. Male/Female who has been watching wrestling for at least 10 years (Check)
2. Has been watching TNA with a passion for at least 2 years (Check)
3. Knows what the fans would respond positively too (Check)
4. Willing to put in hard work and many hours at the office (Check, hey it beats college)
5. Wants to see TNA succeed and help them rise to the top (Check)

Again, if you meet all of those qualifications then please send a resume and a paper to:

Orlando, Florida
Universal Studios
1254 Universal Dr
P.O. Box 23821

We will be in contact with you within 2 weeks of the time you send your package. Thank You’”


So I did just that. My resume was pretty B Level but seeing how I was a English and Journalism Major, I felt really good about my paper. 2 Weeks couldn’t come soon enough

November 30th, 2005

I got home from lunch at McDonalds and walked over to the answering machine. 3 messages.

1. Jeremy, It’s mom. You never call ::delete::
2. Yo man, you gonna to the game tonight? Hit me back with an answer. Out.
3. Hello, Mr. Lambert. This is Dixie Carter President of TNA Wrestling. We reviewed your resume and paper and would like to fly you to TNA Headquarters for a meeting. A plane ticket has been sent to you and should arrive within days. Hope to see you on December 3rd.

Wow, that was the only thing I could say. And I left it at that.

December 3rd 2005

I received my plane ticket in the mail on December 2nd. One day to pack and think about my meeting, thanks TNA. On the plane I just went over some recent wrestling news and recent results and thought to myself what could I bring to the table.

I got off the plane to see a cab waiting. Couldn’t even spring a limo for me? The cab took me to Universal Studios. I walked into the arena and clearly saw that nothing was going on, on this day. I shook hands with one of the Harris Brothers and he showed me to the office. I tried to spark a conversation with him but he didn’t budge. I walked into the office and saw Jeff Jarrett along with Scott D’Amore.

D’Amore: You must be Jeremy Lambert

Me: Yes sir

D’Amore: Well I’m sure you know that I am Scott D’Amore and this is Jeff Jarrett

Jarrett: Nice of you to dress up

While he didn’t have to be a prick about it, he was right. I was wearing a WWE Christian T Shirt and blue jeans.

Me: Yeah, I’m not really a suit and tie kind of guy

D’Amore: Good, I’m sick of suit and tie guys. Have a seat and lets get down to business.

I sat down on the other side of Jarrett, right next to D’Amore.

D’Amore: We read and reviewed everything and we like what we think you can bring to the table. We are going to tell you our plans and you tell us yours. Sound good?

Me: Sounds good

3 Hours Later

D’Amore: I like where this is going. Well Mr. Lambert, you start after Turning Point.

I couldn’t say anything at that point. I was in complete shock.

Jarrett: I like your ideas, just don’t fuck up anything. Got it?

D’Amore: I think he’s got it Jeff

What I got, is a job with TNA.

My Comments: I haven't seen a TNA BTB so I thought I would give it a shot. A little rough to start. I’m trying something new here so bare with me. Every other BTB I’ve seen just jumps into it, I’m trying to create a story within the booking. Not a great back-story but it’s just a back-story. I’ll probably post the next piece later today or tomorrow. So stay tuned.
 

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December 11th 2005

Backstage At Turning Point

So here I was, backstage at the final TNA PPV of the year. I was nervous beyond imagination. I basically just sat there and watched everyone pass me by until Scott came up to me.

D’Amore: How you feeling kid?

Me: Nervous, I haven’t said a word to anyone

D’Amore: Well come on, let me introduce you to the gang

Before we got anywhere, Larry Zybsko came running up to us in a panic

Zybsko: Scott, have you seen Hardy?

D’Amore: I can’t say that I have

Zybsko: I’m about sick of him. He’s always late and now he’s no showing another PPV. If I could fire him, he would be gone in a heartbeat

After that, Larry stormed off.

Me: Why isn’t he gone?

D’Amore: He’s a merchandise seller.

Me: That’s it?

D’Amore: More or less. Jeff sells a lot of t-shirts for us so we keep around for the time being. He will no doubt get suspended for this but he won’t be fired. Now come on, let me introduce you to the guys

We walked around until we hit the male locker room. We walked in and Scott cleared his throat getting everyone’s attention

D’Amore: Listen up. This here is Jeremy Lambert. After tonight, he’s the one that will determine if you Main Event next month’s PPV or if you’re on the pre-show. So start kissing his ass.

Nobody seemed to care as they all went back to whatever they were doing. D’Amore wouldn’t give up though. We walked over to where Jay Reso was and Scott introduced me.

D’Amore: Jay meet Jeremy

Reso: Hey man, what’s up?

Me: Wow, it’s a pleasure to meet you Mr. Reso

Reso: Yeah whatever. Listen up, I came to TNA to be the World Heavyweight Champion and right now I’m on a roll. I didn’t want some punk kid like you coming in and screwing up my push, understand me?

D’Amore: Jay, just hold on a second

Reso: No Scott, you hold on. I was fine with how things were around here. Now you bring in some internet retard who creams his pants when Hulk Hogan hits his little leg drop. It’s pathetic to be honest with you. And….hell, I’m just kidding with you.

Me: Oh man, that was a good one

Reso: Yeah. But listen, don’t let anyone talk down to you around here. You run the show now. You control their fate. If they mouth off to you, job them to Shark Boy or something. But hey, I got a big match tonight so we’ll take later about some stuff, cool?

Me: Cool

D’Amore: Ok Jeremy, get to know the workers; I’ve got business to take care of.

So that’s exactly what I did. I walked around and talked to a few workers and got their opinion of the company and where it was heading. I didn’t want to bother anyone too much because it was a big night and I didn’t want to throw them off their game.

Turning Point 2005 Results

Sabu defeated Abyss in a Barbed Wire Match: This match was what I expected, a bloody brawl. I enjoyed watching these 2 putting their bodies on the line for the company. I didn’t like the decision to put Sabu over but I could work around it.

Matt Bentley & Austin Aries defeated Roderick Strong & Alex Shelley: This match needed some type of build and got none. That’s ok though because I had a plan for everyone of them and you are about to see big things from Shelley and Bentley.

Raven defeated Chris K: I hated that we couldn’t use the name “Kanyon” but oh well. This whole Raven deal needed an ending and I was about to solve that.

Team Canada defeated 4LK: I was very happy to see Konnan turn on the rest of the Kru. Now I could do what I wanted with each other them. I also had some plans with Team Canada.

Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt, & Dale Torborg defeated Diamonds In The Rough: This match gained us some national attention that was really the whole point. I didn’t like the use of Elix Skipper and I was about to change that.

Christian Cage defeated Monty Brown: I couldn’t believe Christian went over clean but I was happy with it. Now I had to solve the problem of having too many contenders chasing one title.

Team 3D defeated America's Most Wanted: Well this feud wasn’t over by any means. The question was, how could I continue it?

Samoa Joe defeated AJ Styles to win the X Division Title: This was an awesome way to end the X Division year. I tried talking to both men after the match but each of them had busted their jaws with all the stiff shots. The Daniels return was nice and made it easy for me to book a Daniels/Joe feud while giving AJ some much needed time off.

Jeff Jarrett defeated Rhino to retain the World Title: I’m about over the over booked Jarrett title matches. I knew it was going to be tough, but I had to somehow lobby my way into taking the title off Jarrett. Sting coming back to the company is nice but crowds the main event picture a bit more.

So the final TNA PPV of 05 came off pretty well I thought. Now the real challenge begins.

My Comments: Ok, now the booking begins. Next post will have a roster and some other basic info so stay tuned.
 

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This sounds very interesting and I will be reading. Keep this up because it could be a hit.
 

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This is very, eh, different. Really cool idea though, actually involving yourself in the thread. I like it, good look man.
 

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December 13th 2005

Backstage at iMPACT! Tapings

So now the journey begins. Being backstage at Turning Point was fun, but it wasn’t work. Tonight, the work started and it started early. I guess Jarrett was pissed off over what D’Amore told him.

Jarrett: Lambert, what in the hell are you thinking?

Me: About what Jeff?

Jarrett: Don’t play dumb with me kid. This idea of yours, it’s not going to work and when it doesn’t work, I’ll be the first to laugh right in your face.

Me: So that’s how our relationship is going to be?

Jarrett: Relationship? I didn’t want you here in the first place. This isn’t a relationship it’s more like a one night stand. Everyone knows that I run the show around here, you’re just here because Scott wasn’t thinking straight one day.

Luckily for me, back up was just around the corner.

Christian: Jeff, you giving the kid a hard time?

Jarrett: Did you hear his bright idea?

Christian: Yeah and personally, I like it.

Jarrett: Well of course you like it, it benefits you.

Christian: And the company.

Jarrett: Whatever. Listen Lambert, you stay out of my way and everything will be just fine got it?

Lambert: You’re the boss

Jarrett: And don’t you forget it

Jarrett left and I was left talking with Christian

Christian: Don’t worry about him he’ll get over it sometime or another.

Lambert: Thanks

Christian: But listen, Raven wants to talk to you about something big.

Lambert: He say anything else?

Christian: No, just that it’s a good step in the right direction for the company.

Lambert: Thanks for the info

I searched and finally found Raven and boy was Christian right when he said that Raven had a big plan.

Lambert: Hey, Christian told me you needed to see me

Raven: Yeah, huge news out of WWE

Lambert: About Benoit?

Raven: No, about another man.

Lambert: Who?

What else was said in the conversation I can’t reveal. Just know that we were about to bring in a former star, even if it was for one night.

Two Weeks Of Impact! Spoilers

Results for the 12/17 Show:

*Alex Shelley defeats Austin Aries

*Rhino defeats Kenny King

*Samoa Joe defeats Sonjay Dutt

*Monty Brown defeats Sabu

Results for the 12/24 Show:

*Matt Bentley defeats Elix Skipper

*Team Canada defeat The Naturals

*Christian Cage & Rhino defeat America’s Most Wanted

My Comments: No, that is not how I book my shows. Those are just spoilers for those who want to know the winners. The actual results are detailed. Oh and to see the spoilers, just highlight incase you didn't catch that. I also decided to use wrestlers names and not real names so I didn't confuse anyone. The actual Impact Show results will probably be posted late tonight or tomorrow.
 

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From TNAWrestling.Com:

12/17 iMPACT! Preview

On the first Impact after Turning Point, TNA heads in a new direction.

At the end of Turning Point we saw the symbol of the scorpion, which can only mean one thing…STING IS COMING TO TNA! Will Sting show up this Saturday Night?

Also at Turning Point, Christian Cage defeated Monty Brown in a #1 Contender’s Match for the World Title. We will hear from the new #1 Contender this Saturday on SpikeTV

There will be 2 X Division Matches this Saturday on Impact! First, “The Student Of The Game” Alex Shelley takes on Austin Aries. As well as New X Division Champion Samoa Joe taking on Sonjay Dutt. This will be Samoa Joe’s first X Division title defense.

In the Main Event on Impact, Monty Brown will take on Sabu. Can Sabu continue his momentum after a win against Abyss in the Barbed Wire Massacre or will Monty Brown end his losing streak 1?

ALL THIS AND MORE SATURDAY AT 11 PM ON SPIKETV!
 

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December 17th 2005

TNA iMPACT! On SpikeTV

“This Is TNA…The New Face In Professional Wrestling”

::A Video Package of TNA Turning Point opens the show. Highlights include: Sabu vs. Abyss in the Barbed Wire Massacre, The BaseBrawl Match, Christian defeating Monty Brown, AMW going through tables, Joe winning the X Division Title, Christopher Daniels returning, Jarrett retaining the World Title, and the Scorpion Logo::

::TNA iMPACT! Opening Video::

::The camera cuts to the Impact Zone where pyro is going off and the TNA crowd is going wild::

Tenay: Ladies and gentlemen TNA literally hit a home run this past Sunday Night at Turning Point.

West: That’s right Tenay, they said we couldn’t top Genesis but we did that and more at Turning Point.

Tenay: From the Barbed Wire Match to Joe vs. Styles to the sign of Sting coming to TNA, Turning Point was a huge success.

::Austin Aries music hits and he comes out of the right side chute::

Tenay: Tonight we’re going to kick things of with some X Division action.

::Aries enters the ring as Alex Shelley’s music hits and he comes out of the left chute with his trusty camera and tri pod::

West: These two men were opponents at Turning Point in a tag match and they’re opponents here tonight.

::Shelley sets up his tri pod and enters the ring::

Alex Shelley vs. Austin Aries

They lock up to start. Shelley gains the advantage with a standing arm bar. Shelley goes behind Aries and turns the arm bar into an arm lock. Aries fights out with back elbows. Aries with a quick drop toe hold. Shelley gets up and runs into an arm drag. Shelley quickly gets up and runs into another arm drag. Shelley quickly gets up and runs into a dropkick. Shelley slides to the outside to regroup as the crowd cheers.

Tenay: Austin Aries looks very impressive here in the early going

Shelley gets back into the ring. He and Aries lock up again. Shelley with a go behind. Standing switch by Aries. Shelley fights out with back elbows. Shelley bounces off the ropes, leap frog by Aries, Aries turns around and goes for a dropkick but Shelley holds on to the ropes and Aries crashes to the mat. Shelley points to his head indicating his brain and how smart he is.

West: Shelley seems a bit cocky after that exchange

Aries gets up and runs into a headlock take over by Shelley. Aries fights his way to his feet and goes for a back suplex but Shelley rolls out. Shelley pushes Aries into the corner but Aries jumps to the middle rope and hits a springing back elbow. Shelley gets up and runs into a headlock take over by Aries. Shelley counters the headlock with a head scissors. Aries springs out of the head scissors and dropkicks Shelley in the face. Aries goes to pick up Shelley. Aries puts Shelley in a front face lock and goes for a suplex but Shelley flips out and dropkicks Aries to the back of the head. Aries forward bounces off the ropes and stumbles right into a german suplex by Shelley. Shelley goes for a quick cover but only gets 2. Shelley puts Aries in a quick front face lock. Aries fights to his feet as the crowd starts up dueling chants. Aries runs Shelley into the corner. Aries turns around and charges Shelley with a corner shoulder block. Shelley leaps over and sun set flips Aries into a pin. Aries reverses with a float over pin. Shelley bridges up and flips over into a set position. Shelley tries a powerbomb but Aries catches him with punches to the face. Shelley stumbles back and just drops Aries onto the ropes.

Tenay: Great ring instinct by Shelley. He noticed that he couldn’t hit the powerbomb so he just dropped Aries on the ring ropes

Shelley shakes off the punches and picks up Aries. Shelley sets up Aries for the Shell Shock but Aries shoves out of it. Shelley bounces off the ropes and Aries kicks him in the gut. Aries sets Shelley up for a brain buster. He lifts Shelley up and holds him in the air. Shelley rakes the eyes of Aries and changes him body to fall onto Aries. Shelley holds the tights of Aries and covers for the 3 count.

Winner – Alex Shelley

Tenay: A huge X Division win for Alex Shelley.

West: Even though he had told use the tights for leverage it will no doubt boost Shelley in the X Division

Tenay: Well ladies and gentlemen tonight’s Main Event is Monty Brown vs. Sabu but up next we hear from Christian Cage!

Commercials

::The countdown begins and Christian Cage’s theme plays::

Tenay: Well here he comes, the #1 contender for the World Heavyweight Champion, Christian Cage

West: And he earned that title shot by defeating Monty Brown at Turning Point

::Christian gets into the ring and grabs a mic::

Christian: Now when I came to TNA, I put everyone on notice that their spot was in jeopardy. Monty Brown took exception to that comment and decided to defend his spot. Well Monty…thanks for playing but you are the weakest link…good bye.

The crowd starts a “Christian Cage” chant

Christian: And now that Monty Brown is out of the way, there’s only one man who stands between me and the NWA World Title and that man is you Jeff Jarrett. You see Jeff, I see you come out here week after week, bitching to Tenay about the booking committee this and TNA management that and honestly, I’m about sick of it. If I wanted to watch the same person say the same stuff every week, I would watch USA on Monday Nights.

The crowd starts a “TNA” chant

Christian: Jeff, I know your backstage right now with your little girlfriend and your two gay lovers but if you can take the time out to get from behind Chris Harris, I would appreciate it if you could come out here right now.

Tenay: Oh man, Christian Cage is calling out the World Champion

::Jarrett’s music hits and out comes the World Champion with the Title. Behind him are America’s Most Wanted and Gail Kim. Jarrett has a mic in hand::

Christian: Before you get started Jeff, I see that you needed your buddies to back you up

Jarrett: Christian Cage, let me get one thing straight with you. I didn’t need Gail and AMW to come out here with me but considering that I just came off a big title defense, I didn’t want to risk injury. Because everyone knows that if I go down, this company goes down.

Christian: Well Jeff, from what I’ve heard backstage…you do go down.

The crowd starts a “Jeff’s A Homo” chant

Jarrett: You’re really mature Christian Cage. Gay jokes, go back to 3rd grade.

Christian: Ok Jeff, I’ll get serious because I’m about sick of talking because this is Total Non-Stop ACTION. So let me introduce you to my back up…

::Team 3-D comes out behind AMW and attacks them. Christian leaves the ring brawls with Jarrett in the aisle. The brawl continues between the 6 men until backstage officials come out to break it up. The lights go out the scorpion logo flashes on the screen as we cut to commercials::

Commercials

Tenay: Ladies and gentlemen we just witnessed a huge brawl between Christian and Team 3-D against Jarrett and AMW. We have also gotten word that next week, Larry Zybsko will address this situation.

::Rhino’s music hits and he comes out::

West: Well here comes Rhino, the man who was cheated out of the World Title at Turning Point

::His opponent, already in the ring, Kenny King::

Rhino vs. Kenny King

King turns around from his corner and runs right into a Gore by Rhino.

West: GORE! GORE! GORE!

Rhino covers King and this match is already over

Winner – Rhino

Tenay: Well Don West, that match didn’t take very long

West: You can say that again. Rhino made quick work of Kenny King

Tenay: Well ladies and gentlemen up next, the new TNA X Division champion Samoa Joe makes his first title defense

Commercials

::Samoa Joe’s theme hits to a mixed reaction::

Tenay: Well here he comes, he went through a war with AJ Styles at Turning Point but in the end, he came out at the new X Division champion

Samoa Joe vs. Sonjay Dutt – X Division Title

Joe gets in the ring and Sonjay Dutt attacks him right away

Tenay: Well Sonjay Dutt is wasting no time going after Joe

Dutt continues to throw punches at Joe until Joe just shoves him down. Dutt gets right back up and continues to throw punches at Joe. Joe once again shoves him down. Joe finally removes his towel and X Division belt. Dutt charges Joe but Joe side steps him. Dutt springs up to the top rope and goes for a moonsault but Joe just side steps that and Dutt lands on his stomach. Wasting no time, Joe locks in the Rear Naked Choke and Dutt quickly taps out

Winner – Samoa Joe

West: Wow, Samoa Joe must have been in a bad mood tonight

Tenay: I would say so. Joe quickly destroyed Sonjay Dutt

::Christopher Daniels appears on the screen before Joe leaves the ring::

Daniels: Samoa Joe last month you tried to end my career. I sat at home for a month just watching you, disrespect everything the X Division is about. Well Joe, I have returned with a vengeance. Joe, at Final Resolution I will put you through the same hell that you put me through. At Final Resolution, I will regain what is rightfully mine and THAT is the Gospel.

Tenay: WOW! Joe vs. Daniels at Final Resolution! Well folks, don’t go anywhere because up next Sabu takes on Monty Brown in the Main Event!

Commercials

::Monty Brown’s theme hits as he comes out the right chute::

Tenay: Here comes Monty Brown trying to end his losing streak at 1

::Brown gets into the ring as the lights go out::

Tenay: And you know what that means…

::The lights come on and Sabu is in the ring::

Tenay: It’s the man they call SABU!

Monty Brown vs. Sabu

The two lock up to start and Brown just shoves Sabu down. Brown wipes his head on the ring ropes

West: The cockiness of Monty Brown is already showing

Monty Brown wants another lock up but Sabu just kicks him in the gut. Sabu bounces off the ropes but Brown catches him with a spinebuster. Brown goes to lift Sabu but Sabu catches him with punches to the gut. Sabu again bounces off the ropes and this time catches Brown with a clothesline but Brown doesn’t go down. A dropkick by Sabu forces Brown to stumble into the ropes. Sabu clotheslines Brown to the outside. Sabu bounces off the ropes, springs to the top rope, and springboards himself to the outside with a splash on Brown.

West: Oh man, a springboard suicide splash by Sabu on Monty Brown

Tenay: Folks don’t go anywhere, we have to take a quick commercial break but we will be back with the conclusion of this match

Commercials

We return to see Monty Brown hitting the fallaway slam on Sabu.

Tenay: Monty Brown gained control in this match during the break when he whipped Sabu into the guard rail

Brown goes to work with stomps on Sabu as the crowd starts a “Alpha-Female” chant. Brown picks up Sabu and shoots him off into the ropes, Brown bounces off the other side of the ropes, Brown goes for The Pounce but Sabu ducks and Brown hits the ref.

West: Oh my god, Monty Brown just hit the pounce on the ref

Jeff Jarrett comes down with a guitar in hand

Tenay: Oh great, what is Jarrett doing out here?

Monty Brown sees Jarrett and starts yelling at him. Brown heads to the outside to brawl with Jarrett. Sabu gets back up. Jarrett swings at Brown with the guitar but Brown ducks and kicks Jarrett in the gut forcing him to drop the guitar. Brown picks up the guitar. Sabu bounces off the ropes and suicide dives through the middle ropes, Brown sees this and catches Sabu with a guitar shot right to the face. Jarrett heads back up the ramp. Brown picks up Sabu and rolls him into the ring. Brown gets in the ring himself. Brown picks up Sabu and whips him into the ropes, Brown bounces off the other side and meets Sabu in the middle with a Pounce

West: POOOUUUUUNCE BY MONTY BROWN!

Brown covers Sabu as the ref starts to come to. The ref slowly makes the 3 count.

Winner – Monty Brown

Tenay: Well what the hell was up with Jarrett coming down in the middle of this match?

Monty Brown celebrates in the ring as the camera fades

End Show

My Comments: Feel free to criticize anything, it's my first BTB and I know I screwed up with some things (which I plan to address in the next post). Other than that, thanks to everyone that's been reading.​
 

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So last night I watched Impact on Spike to see what I liked and what I didn’t. Booking the show and telling people what to do is the easy part and in your head, it all looks good. It’s a different story when you see it on TV. So here’s a run down of what I liked and what I didn’t

Good

1. Shelley vs. Aries: This match looked very good on TV. The ending could have been better but nothing too big. I have big plans for Alex Shelley and this was just the start.

2. Christian Cage: I loved his promo. I didn’t think he could do much better given the time and what not. It also started the Jarrett feud that I’m shooting for.

3. The Crowd: I’ve always loved the TNA Crowd but knowing that they chanted because of what I booked was pretty special.

4. The Future: I think I set up some of the main things I wanted to do this week and I think I’ll improve with time. Next week there’s less matches and more time to develop feuds.

Bad

1. Too Much Jarrett: He cut of Christian and came out during the Main Event. I know he’s the World Champ and for now, a big piece in what I’m trying to do but the use of him was too much.

2. Squashes: Rhino and King had every right to be a squash but Joe vs. Dutt didn’t. Maybe I tried to book too many matches for such a short show. I really feel bad because I like Sonjay and I think he could play a good role in the X Division. Squashing him to Joe wasn’t what I intended.

3. The Main Event: I didn’t like the Main Event I booked. Sabu had just come off a Barbed Wire Match and shouldn’t have had to wrestle just 2 days later. I think he deserves an apology at the next taping.

4. No Sting: We have got to get this guy to Orlando. Everyone knows he’s coming and stalling his return only hurts us. He’s a big piece of the Final Resolution Main Event and the Scorpion Logo just isn’t cutting it.

5. No Raven: He and Zybsko is a big storyline that I’m capping off at Final Resolution and there was no mention of it this week.


So that’s my little list of things about the show. I plan to write down a list of things after every show as I feel it will help me improve with time. Now, I was waiting for a phone call by our newest acquisition. So while I waited, I thought I would check out what was on TV.

2 Hours Later

The phone finally rang and it was who I expected

Me: Hello

Person: Hey, is this Jeremy Lambert?

Me: Yes it is

Person: Hey, this is ____________

Me: Oh good, it’s nice to hear from you

Person: Yeah, good to speak to you as well

Me: Yeah, so Raven told me that you had interest in working Final Resolution

Person: Yeah, I’ve been following the storyline and I think it’s best suited if I’m the one to face him at end it all

Me: Well hey, I love the idea but what about WWE?

Person: Don’t worry about them, I’ll get everything worked out, even if it means I have to quit

I like his attitude. He’s willing to quit WWE to work one night for TNA.

Person: It’s not like I’m doing in ring work with them right now anyway

Me: Whatever you want to do

Person: Well I plan to fly to Orlando for the next TV taping

Me: Sounds good, it will be an honor to meet you in person

Person: Thanks, Well I’ve got to run. It was nice talking to you and I’ll see you in a week or so

Me: Sounds good, see you later

After that, we hung up. The man we were about to get was probably a one shot deal and isn’t a major star but it’s a start and a good way to begin our PPV year.

My Comments: I love the guesses some of you have been throwing out, keep them coming. Next Impact Preview will probably be up late tonight with the show coming tomorrow or Saturday.
 

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Nice opening match, and a good win for Shelley, who looks to be on the verge of a push soon

Nice Christian promo which showed his humour well. Looks like a Christian/Jarrett feud, and I see a new champion being crowned soon

Squash win for rhino, which keeps him over nicely

Wasn’t a fan of the joe/dutt match being such a squash, but it does put joe over as a vicious champion well. Daniels promo was a little short, but the x-division match should be great

Good main event, and a good win for monty brown, but the Jarrett interference didn’t make a lot of sense. Maybe a 3 way at the ppv coming?

Not a bad show here, but it felt a little short of 1 hour long. A good start, and the comments you made about the show were probably fair. Look forward to seeing what comes next
 

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From TNAWrestling.Com:

12/24 iMPACT! Preview

TNA wants you to kick off Christmas with some Wrestling Action.

Last week on Impact we saw Jeff Jarrett get involved with Monty Brown. This week we will hear from the World Champion about his relationship with Monty Brown, the arrival of Sting, and his on going war with Christian Cage.

Also on Impact, Larry Zybsko will address the Main Event at Final Resolution as well as the on going situation with Raven.

Team Canada and The Naturals will square off in tag team action in a battle of former Tag Team Champions.

In X Division action, Diamond In The Rough member Elix Skipper does battle with Matt Bentley.

In the Main Event on Impact, the Tag Team Champions, America’s Most Wanted will do battle with The Man Beast Rhino and Captain Charisma Christian Cage!

ALL THIS AND MORE SATURDAY AT 11 PM ON SPIKETV!
 

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December 24th 2005

TNA iMPACT! On SpikeTV

“This is TNA…The New Face In Professional Wrestling”

::TNA iMPACT! Opening Video::

::The camera goes to the Impact Zone where pyro goes off and fans are chanting “TNA”::

Tenay: A early Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to Impact on SpikeTV

West: Oh man Mike, are you ready for tonight’s Main Event?

Tenay: Indeed Don because tonight in the Main Event, America’s Most Wanted will be taking on the team of Christian Cage and Rhino!

::Matt Bentley’s music hits and he comes out with Traci in the left chute::

Tenay: But we kick off tonight’s action with two X Division competitors going one on one

::Bentley plays to the crowd and does the Bentley Bounce as Elix Skipper’s music hits and he comes out the right chute with Simon Diamond and David Young::

Tenay: Well here comes Bentley’s opponent and he is not alone

West: No Mike, Skipper has come out with fellow Diamond In The Rough members Simon Diamond and David Young

::Skipper enters the ring and gets right in the face of Bentley::

Matt Bentley vs. Elix Skipper

Skipper slaps Bentley to start. Bentley turns away and smiles. Bentley turns back around and knocks Elix down with a series of punches. Arm drag by Bentley followed by a dropkick. Another arm drag and another dropkick by Bentley and Skipper rolls to the outside to be consoled by Diamond

Tenay: A quick start by Matt Bentley and Elix Skipper seeks help from his teammates

Bentley looks to slingshot himself to the outside but the Diamonds In The Rough scatter and Bentley lands on the apron. Skipper slides into the ring and catches Bentley with a punch. Skipper goes for another punch but Bentley ducks and catches Skipper with a shoulder to the gut. Bentley flips over the ropes and tries to take Elix over with a sunset flip but Elix grabs the hands of Simon Diamond. Traci runs around the ring to Simon and kicks him low forcing Simon to release Skipper and allowing Bentley to take Skipper over for a 2 count. David Young gets in the face of Traci. Bentley sees this and hits a baseball slide on Young. Bentley goes to the outside to console Traci. Skipper baseball slides Bentley into the railing. Skipper bounces off the ropes and launches himself over the top onto Bentley with a splash as the crowd chants TNA

Tenay: What a move by Elix Skipper. Well folks we have got to take a commercial break but don’t go anywhere because we will be back with the conclusion of this match

Commercials

We return to see Matt Bentley fighting out of a side headlock from Skipper. Bentley shoots Skipper off into the ropes but Skipper hits him with a shoulder block. Skipper bounces off the ropes and jumps over Bentley. Skipper bounces off the other side as Bentley gets up quickly. Bentley tries to snap off a hurricanrana but Skipper powerbombs him down

West: Oh man, what power from Elix Skipper

Skipper plays to the crowd for a bit as Bentley slowly gets up. Bentley tries a desperation punch but Skipper ducks and hits Bentley with a roundhouse kick. Skipper picks Bentley up, shoots him off into the ropes and catches him with a hard clothesline. Skipper again picks up Bentley and shoots him off into the ropes. Skipper goes for another clothesline but Bentley ducks. Bentley bounces off the other side and catches Skipper with a flying forearm. Both men are down. The ref because to slowly count. 1…2…3…4…5…6…Bentley staggers to his feet. Simon Diamond gets on the ring apron and gets the refs attention Bentley staggers into the ropes where David Young grabs him. Skipper gets up and charges Bentley. Bentley ducks Skippers charge and Skipper nails Young with a forearm. Traci low blows Simon Diamond for the second time tonight. Skipper turns around and Bentley catches him with the superkick. Bentley covers Skipper as the ref turns around and makes the 3 count.

Winner – Matt Bentley

Tenay: Well the Diamonds In The Rough tried to cheat their way to a win but Matt Bentley over came the odds, what a way to kick off Impact!

Commercials

::The camera cuts backstage where the Diamonds In The Rough are in some sort of discussion::

Skipper: What the hell was that all about?

Diamond: What do you mean?

Skipper: I had Bentley beat but you two just had to get involved

Diamond: Listen Elix, it’ll be ok man. We need to stick together

Skipper: No, you guys are just looking out for each other and not for me. I’ve had it with you guys. I called my agent and next week, he’s getting me out of this hell hole that you have put me in

Young: Elix listen

Skipper: No, I’m out of here

::Elix Skipper walks away as the camera goes back to the Impact Zone::

Tenay: Elix Skipper’s agent will apparently be here next week

West: Who’s his agent Mike?

Tenay: I don’t know, I guess we will both find out next week

::The Naturals music hit as they come out of the right chute to a good reaction::

Tenay: Well here comes the former tag team champions, The Naturals, looking to get back on track in TNA’s Tag Division

::Team Canada’s music hits as the enter through the left chute with Scott D’Amore. Eric Young jumps at the pyro but then plays it off::

West: And Eric Young continues to be jumpy by the pyro

::Team Canada enters the ring to a chorus of boos::

The Naturals vs. Team Canada

Eric Young and Chase Stevens start things off. Eric Young wants a test of strength match and Chase agrees. Chase goes to lock hands but Young kicks him in the gut. Young smiles and congratulates himself. Young bounces off the ropes and runs into a huge clothesline by Chase. Chase lifts up Young and hits a scoop slam. A quick tag brings in Andy Douglas. Scoop slam by Douglas followed by an elbow drop. A quick tag brings Chase back in. Scoop slam by Chase as Douglas climbs the top rope. Chase tags in Douglas and Douglas leaps from the top and hits an elbow drop. Douglas makes a quick cover and Bobby Roode comes in to break it up at 2. The ref tries to get Roode out of the ring but Roode stays in the ring and knocks Chase off the apron with a clothesline. Roode now exits back to the apron. Douglas gets up and tries to pick up Young but is met with a low blow. Young makes the tag to Roode. Roode comes in and knocks down Douglas with a clothesline.

Tenay: Team Canada are now in control of the match after the low blow

Chase comes in and gets into a brawl with Roode. Young enters the ring and brawls with Douglas. D’Amore gets on the apron and gets the refs attention. Young and Douglas spill to the outside. Chase sets up Roode for a powerbomb. Johnny Devine runs down the ramp with a hockey stick.

Tenay: What the hell…that’s Johnny Devine, I thought he was hurt

Devine slides in and cracks Chase in the back with the hockey stick. D’Amore gets off the apron and the ref turns around to see Roode covering Chase. The ref counts the fall.

Winner – Team Canada

After the match Team Canada celebrate the return of Johnny Devine

Tenay: Wow, well it appears as if Johnny Devine is back in TNA!

West: Don’t go anywhere, the Main Event is next!

Commercials

::The camera cuts backstage to Kip and BG James::

BG: Kip, do you know what the hell happened at Turning Point?

Kip: Why yes BG, it would appear as you Konnan hit us with a chair

BG: Now Kip, why would young K-Dawg hit two gentlemen like ourselves with a chair?

Kip: Oh, I think I know why Mr. BG

BG: Then please, share your answer with us

Kip: It’s simple, Konnan is nothing but a little bitch! Konnan, I tried to be your friend, I tried to help you out, but in the end you turned your back on the Kru. But now Konnan, it’s payback time. You see, BG and I, we had a little talk with Larry Zbysko and at Final Resolution it’s going to be BG James, Kip James, and our surprise partner against You and whoever wants to team with a backstabbing bitch

::The camera cuts to Larry Zybsko’s office where Shane Douglas is with Larry::

Douglas: Larry Zybsko the whole world wants to know, what is the Main Event at Final Resolution?

Zybsko: Shane, I’ve been on the phone with the board of directors and they told me at Final Resolution, they want something new and inventive. So I told them I have the perfect idea, Hell On Earth. You see Shane, Hell On Earth pits a team of 5 guys against another team of 5 guys and they battle it out until one man is left standing. But that’s all the information I can give you about the match Shane, I’m going to keep the rest a secret until next week.

Douglas: Well Larry, can you tell us who’s in the match?

Zybsko: Shane, since I like you, I’ll grant you that favor. On one team it will be Christian Cage, Rhino Team 3-D, and….STING! And on the other team it will America’s Most Wanted, Monty Brown, Abyss, and the World Champion Jeff Jarrett.

Douglas: Oh man, those are two awesome teams. But Larry, what about Raven in this whole situation?

Zybsko: What about Raven? You see, since September Raven has been bitching about not getting a World Title shot. Well Raven, I have a proposition for you. You see, I have one more opponent lined up for you at Final Resolution. If you win, you get your World Title shot. But when you lose, you will have to take orders from me for an entire year. I choose the opponent, I choose the match, all you have to do is choose to accept.

Commercials

::We return as AMW’s music hits. They enter the arena through the right chute with Gail Kim and the Tag Team Titles::

Tenay: Well folks it’s time for our main event and what an announcement we just heard from Larry Zybsko

West: But what I want to know Mike, is what is Hell On Earth?

::Rhino’s music hits and he comes out through the left chute::

Tenay: I don’t know Don but Larry promised to explain the match in more detail next week

::The countdown begins and Christian Cage’s music hits. He stands on top of the entrance with his back to the crowd. He turns around and charges the ring with Rhino::

America’s Most Wanted vs. Christian Cage & Rhino

Christian pairs off with Storm while Rhino pairs off with Harris. The faces back the heels back into opposite corners. They try whipping AMW into each other but Harris reverses Rhino. Rhino and Storm meet in the middle and Rhino hits a clothesline. Christian charges at Harris and hits a clothesline. AMW stand up only to get knocked down again. Harris stands up near the ring ropes. Rhino clotheslines Harris over the ropes. Storm gets up near the ropes and Christian clotheslines him over the top. AMW and Gail Kim regroup on the outside. Rhino lifts Christian over his head and tosses him to the outside. Gail Kim moves just in time but Christian lands on both AMW members. Rhino plays to the crowd in the ring

Tenay: Ladies and gentlemen don’t go anywhere. We will be back with the conclusion of our main event

Commercials

We return to see Harris working over Rhino in the AMW corner

Tenay: Well during the break AMW gained the advantage by whipping Rhino into the steel steps

Harris taunts Christian drawing him into the ring so Storm can choke Rhino in the corner. Harris tags in Storm. Storm kicks Rhino down in the corner and chokes him with his boot. Harris tags back in and AMW hit a double suplex on Rhino. Harris shoots Rhino off the ropes and catches him with a powerslam. A quick tag brings Storm back in. Storm shoots Rhino into the ropes but Rhino reverses. Rhino goes for a clothesline but Storm ducks and stops. Rhino turns around and Storm catches him with a superkick. Storm covers but Christian breaks the count at 2. Harris tags back in. Harris whips Rhino to the corner. Rhino bounces off the corner and fires at Harris with a clothesline. Both men go down. The ref begins to count. 1…2…3…4…5…6…Rhino and Harris begin to crawl to their corners. Harris makes the tag to Storm as Rhino makes the tag to Christian. Christian comes in and hits Storm with a series of right hands. Harris is back up and is met with a series of right hands. Storm attacks Christian from behind. AMW whip Christian into the ropes and go for a double clothesline but Christian catches them each with a clothesline. Rhino gets up and attacks Storm. Rhino and Storm spill to the outside. Christian goes to pick up Harris but is met with a low blow. Harris goes for the catatonic but Christian slips out. Christian goes for the unprettier but Gail Kim gets on the apron. The ref gets tied up with Kim. Jarrett comes out with the guitar. Jarrett slides into the ring but Christian cuts him off with a kick to the gut. The guitar goes to Harris. Christian turns around and Harris swings the guitar at Christian. Christian ducks and Harris nails Jarrett with the guitar. Harris looks on upset as Christian hooks and hits him with the unprettier. Christian covers as the ref turns back around and counts the fall.

Winners – Christian Cage & Rhino

After the match Christian bails to the outside where he and Rhino celebrate the win as the arena darkens and the scorpion logo appears

End Show
 

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Nice X-division match to open the show, and a big win for Bentley, overcoming the odds. Good opener here

Skipper quits the diamonds? Interesting storyline here, and it will be interesting to see who his agent is, and how they are used

Good tag match, and a nice win for team Canada, picking up the win in their usual fashion with the hockey stick

6 man tag at the ppv should be a good match, and it will be interesting to see who each man picks to be on their team

Raven’s match should be a good one, and even though the odds will be against him, I see him coming through and winning. 5 on 5 match will be a good main event, and it will be interesting to see what the stipulations are, and how the match works

Good main event, and a good win for the faces, keeping them over nicely. The build into the ppv is going well at the moment, and it should be a good one
 
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