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10/28 TNA live event
Sedalia, Mo.
Report by Dot Net reader Phil Friess

This was my first TNA Wrestling show and first wrestling show in quite some time. Don West had his brown bag special as usual and had backstage passes for sale before the show. Before the show the Motor City Machine Guns were signing autographs. I noticed that Atlas security was running things as well.

The show started with the host of TNA, Jeremy Borash. He came out and did his usual loudest people get backstage passes. Someone from the back informed him that he wouldn't be able to do that. Borash said that someone would have to pry them out of his hands. Out came Magnus. Not really sure why Magnus would care one way or another, but he took them from Borash (or rather JB handed them to him). Eric Young came out to save the day.

1. Eric Young defeated Magnus. The backstage passes were on the line. It started out as a comedy match and fairly slow, but a good way to start the show. Eric Young pinned Magnus to allow fans to go backstage at intermission.

2. A.J. Styles and Kazarian defeated Ink Inc. What was surprising was that AJ had been announced as being in the main event. I just figured he might pull double duty, as I found it odd to have AJ be in the second match. This match started quickly with a few early near pinfalls, but than slowed down. In the end AJ and Kazarian beat Ink Inc. AJ's tattoo doesn't look as big as it does on television.

3. Madison Rayne beat Velvet Sky to retain the TNA Knockouts Title. Earl Hebner came out as the ref. He had his shirt on underneath his ref shirt that read, "Yeah I did it," which really didn't draw much reaction from the crowd. It was a straightforward match with Hebner kissing Madison Rayne at one point. In the end Madison cheated to retain her title in what was the best match so far.

4. The Motor City Machine Guns defeated Generation Me to retain the TNA Tag Titles. This was the match of the night. The crowd was fairly hot for this one, with a lot of action. Generation Me are getting better as heels, and the Guns are very over with the crowd. The end saw the MCMG retain their titles.

At this point was intermission and Don West went back to making deals. Earl and Brian Hebner were signing autographs at the merch table while Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne signed next to them. All were very nice, especially Brian. I met Don West and got his autograph and mentioned I used to watch him on Shop at Home network. He was pretty impressed. As intermission was about to end, a couple chairs were placed close to the entrance and Harley Race came out and sat down. He was backstage hanging out and then sat there for a bit, and I went over and said hi. I don't think he wanted to be noticed, so he left shortly after.

The second half of the show began with JB informing us that Jeff Jarret was going to come out and talk. True to his word, he did and announced that while Jeff Hardy is here, that he won't compete tonight. That was by order of the Immortals and nobody could do anything to stop him. Cue Brian Kendrick. Not sure why it was him, but whatever. Jarrett went to the back, but JB announced that if Jarret doesn't come back by the 10 count he would lose and be suspended. I'm not sure who authorized that since Jarrett represents the controlling power of TNA at this show, but anyways.

5. Jeff Jarrett defeated Brian Kendrick. It was a decent match which surprised me since I wouldn't think that they would have much chemistry. The crowd was into it as I think they knew that Hardy was about to wrestle. The match was good and I believe that Jarrett got the win.

Matt Morgan came out. He talked about how we all paid to see Jeff Hardy but its not the same one he used to be. He challenged Jeff Hardy to a non-title match. Jeff Hardy came out, and the place went wild. So much for a heel turn.

6. Matt Morgan defeated Jeff Hardy in a non-title match. The match was fairly short and a bit disappointing as it was supposed to be a three-way match for the title between Hardy, Styles, and the Pope (who never appeared despite being in the commercial). Matt Morgan got the pin, and the night was over. The fans were mixed on Morgan getting the victory, but I guess they were testing waters for Morgan and Hardy.

Afterward, Matt Morgan took pictures in the ring as many superstars came back out to sign - Ink Inc., Alex Shelly, Generation Me, Brian Kendrick, Magnus, and some others. A fan was cursing at Kendrick for something and Kendrick told him to stop, kids were present. He eventually got JB to come over to talk to the guy.

Notes: As Morgan was leaving, he was in a lot of pain it appeared or he was selling so he didn't have to sign. I didn't go backstage, but at one point I did see D-Lo Brown on hand. A few people thought that Matt Hardy was backstage watching the Jeff Hardy match, but I don't believe it was him. Regardless, security was telling people to watch the match and D-Lo was told to stand in front of the curtain to block people from looking back.

Overall, it was a fun show. The actual wrestling was a bit off, but the entertainment, and the overall environment made up for it so it was well worth the money. I will see them again when they come back. I would estimate about 500-700 people were there, with about maybe 100-200 getting free tickets. So I think it was a success.

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TNA house show results
October 29, 2010
Springfield, Mo.
Report by Chad McCoy, PWTorch reader

Before the event, Ink, Inc. signed autographs and Don West came into the ring giving away items. When the event started, Jeremy Borash said the loudest fans would go backstage. The crowd got real loud. Security then came out and told Borash that Immortals want no one backstage. Borash said Springfield runs the show, so they are giving away backstage passes to the loudest fans.

(1) Eric Young beat Brutus Magnus to give fans backstage passes. Magnus had a new all-black get up and I hardly recognized him. EY then came out and challenged Magnus to a match for the backstage passes, which he won.

(2) TV champion A.J. Styles & Kazarian beat Ink, Inc. (Shannon Moore & Jesse Neal). Styles hit Moore with his Book of Dilligaf for the win.

(3) Knockouts champion Madison Rayne beat Velvet Sky to retain the Knockouts Title. Earl Hebner was the ref for the match, sporting his "Damn Right I Did It" t-shirt and sunglasses mocking Bret Hart. Madison won with a roll-up and feet on the middle turnbuckle for the win.

JB said he received a message from Jeff Jarrett that Springfield are losers and don't deserve a main event.

(4) TNA tag champions Motor City Machineguns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) beat Generation Me (Max & Jeremy Buck) to retain the TNA Tag Titles. Sabin and Shelley hit the Skull & Bones combination finisher for the win.

[Intermission: Earl Hebner and his son, Brian Hebner, signed autographs. Also, Madison and Velvet signed autographs.]

Jeff Jarrett came out to argue with the crowd and received lot of boos.

(5) Jeff Jarrett beat Brian Kendrick. Jarrett got the win, then argued with the crowd that they don't deserve a main event. He declared the event is over, which drew a lot of boos. Matt Morgan then came out and chased off Jeff Jarrett before calling out Jeff Hardy.


(6) Matt Morgan beat TNA World Hvt. champion Jeff Hardy in a non-title match. Morgan won with the Carbon Footprint to the face.

Afterward, there was an autograph signing with all of the wrestlers except Hardy. Matt Morgan did an in-ring photo for $20. Jarrett was even signing autographs. Overall, the crowd was around 200 people.

Side note: I might be biased toward TNA, but TNA's live event experience is better than WWE, which does not do anything like the autograph signings after events. At the event, there were more kids than I expected and most of them were Jeff Hardy fans.

Source: PW Torch

Before the show started, Don West was plugging TNA merchandise, also mentioned Jeremy Borash would give away backstage passes to the fans who were the loudest throughout the night. Magness interrupted and said that we don't deserve to go backstage and see him. Eric Young came out and challenged Magnus to a match: If Young wins, Magness has to let Borash give away the backstage passes.

Eric Young defeated Magnus.

AJ Styles and Kazarian beat Ink, Inc.

Madison Rayne defeated Velvet Sky

Jeff Jarrett defeated Brian Kendrick

Matt Morgan defeated Jeff Hardy.

It was a pretty good show, and props to TNA for being so fan friendly and allowing the wrestlers to come to ringside after the show was over to sign autographs. Jeff Jarrett was signing 8x10s and programs by the merchandise table after the show. Me and my friend talked to him for around 5 minutes after most of the other fans had left - when asked about Sting, Jarrett commented that Sting “finished up” with TNA. My friend said “really?” and Jeff confirmed it again. It looks like we have seen the last of Sting in TNA.

Source: Ringside Xcess
 

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the tna live shows are awsome i have been twice in the uk and they never fail to entertain,but sting never tours with them its not in his contract so im not suer abouth the comment said by double j
 

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They seem to use the "If ____ wins fans get backstage passes" gimmick quite a lot on their house shows. I guess it gets the crowd more interested in the match though.
 

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Interesting...might they actually be considering pushing Morgan to main event level? Even if its a house show that still surprising that he'd beat Hardy.

Still cant understand though why he lost to Jarrett clean on Impact....that was just f'n stupid.
 

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Interesting...might they actually be considering pushing Morgan to main event level? Even if its a house show that still surprising that he'd beat Hardy.

Still cant understand though why he lost to Jarrett clean on Impact....that was just f'n stupid.
It doesn't matter if you're a heel and the heavyweight champion, your ass is losing on house shows. Plus, the face in the main event takes photos with fans in the ring afterward.
 
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