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02/03/11 Impact preview- TNA World Title on the line: Jeff Hardy vs. Ken Anderson

Tonights edition of TNA Impact is surrounded in question marks- What role will ‘they’ play in the outcome of the TNA title match?

Impact opens with Eric Bischoff cutting a promo on Sting, Nash, Booker T and ‘They’. Bischoff informs the fans the Hulk Hogan and will not be on tonights show.

Ink Inc. vs. Gunner and Murphy

Jay Lethal vs. Jeremy Buck vs. Doulas William

Knockouts Boxing match
Sarita vs. Mickie James

Brother Ray/The Pope vs. Samoa Joe/Brother Devon

TNA World Title match
Jeff Hardy vs Ken Anderson(c)

‘They’ arrive and play a major role in the outcome of the title match to end the show

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02/03/11 Impact spoilers- ‘They’ arrive

WWE signed the major players in the ‘They’ storyline so TNA is forced to rework the angle

from twnp news

Immortal comes out to open the show. Eric Bischoff calls out Scott Steiner to talk business. Bischoff says Hulk Hogan won’t be here tonight thanks to Dixie Carter. Bischoff talks about Kevin Nash and Booker T and tells Steiner that Sting isn’t here either. Bischoff wants Steiner to join them. Steiner cuts a promo on Bischoff before Crimson and Kurt Angle come out. Angle says they are real, damn real and leaves with Steiner and Crimson.

Ink Inc. beat Gunner and Murphy.

Backstage segment with Angle, Steiner and Crimson. They go over their plan for tonight.

Jeremy Buck won an X Division qualifying match over Doulas Williams and Jay Lethal when Max Buck interfered.

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01/09/11 TNA Genesis results- New TNA Champion, Matt Hardy debuts

Genesis featured four title changes and the TNA debut of Matt Hardy

X Division Title match:
Frankie Kazarian beat Jay Lethal to win the title

Knockout Title match:
Madison Rayne pinned Mickie James to retain her title

TNA Tag Team Title match:
Beer Money won the titles from The Motor City Machine Guns

Bully Ray won via DQ against Brother Devon

TNA TV Title match:
Abyss beat Doug Williams to win the title

The debuting Matt Hardy pinned Rob Van Dam

Kurt Angle won via DQ against Jeff Jarrett in an MMA exhibition

#1 Contenders match:
Ken Anderson beat Matt Morgan to become the #1 contender for the TNA Title

TNA Title match:
Ken Anderson won the TNA Title from Jeff Hardy

TNA Against All Odds results

Welcome to our live coverage of TNA Against All Odds from the Impact Zone in Orlando

Ric Flair vows to tear Eric Bischoff’s skin off his body, particularly if he attempts to screw A.J. Styles out of the title.

We open with the first round of the Eight Man Stud tournament.

The Pope vs. Desmond Wolfe – Chelsea is back with Wolfe.  Pope won with the DDE, which is the running double knees to the back.  Short match, but good.

Flair came in Bischoff’s office.  Flair wants to know why Eric made himself a referee.  Ric said he’s the only wrestling God in TNA.  Eric accused Flair of threatening him.  Eric said Ric has a referee who can’t be bought.  Eric vowed to call it right down the middle.  Eric then told Flair to keep his distance.

Jeremy Borash is back as an interviewer.

Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez

Match wasn’t that good, in particular Hernandez doing a crossbody off the top, and who knows what was supposed to happen because it looked like a mess.  But they got right back into it.  Good finishing sequence as Hernandez did his big dive over the top, but sold like he injured his left shoulder.  Morgan then refused to take a win via count out and opened the ropes for Hernandez to come in.  Morgan then threw Hernandez’s “injured” shoulder into the post and got the pin holding the trunks.

So Morgan vs. Pope is up later.

Kurt Angle just apologized to Hulk Hogan since Hogan saved him at the end of the show.

Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson

Mr. Anderson won with the mic check.  Anderson used Angle’s chain to bust him open.  Later he exposed a top turnbuckle and when Angle went for a charge and Anderson moved, Angle knocked himself out on the exposed turnbuckle and the mic check was the spin.  Anderson spit on Angle after the match.  Well below standards of an Angle PPV match, but still the best match so far.

Bischoff is in with Foley and Abyss.  Bischoff told them no shennanigans.  If he thinks this match is fake, Abyss has to unmask on Impact.  Foley wants to know what a shennagin is.  Bischoff said it would be a no DQ match and that one has to use a barbed wire bat on the other.  If nobody uses the bat in the match, then the mask comes off.  Foley agreed to use the bat.

Mick Foley vs. Abyss

Abyss kept refusing to use the bat.  Foley poured thumb tacks all over the mat.  Abyss refused to choke slam him on the tacks.  Foley went to use the bat on Abyss but Abyss ducked and used a black hole slam on the thumb tacks for the pin.  So they never used the bat.  Abyss was picking thumb tacks out of Foley’s back after the match all distraught at what he did.  Match was telling a story, but except for chants of “Use the bat,” the crowd didn’t react.  Work was pretty bad.

Team 3-D vs. Nasty Boys

Another bad match.  They tried.  They stalled enough to make this the longest match so far on the show, which is scary.  Fans wanted tables but no tables tonight.  Finish was a 3-D on Sags and Bubba had him pinned.  Jimmy Hart showed up and threw a helmet to Knobs, who hit Bubba with it and Sags got the pin.

Eric Bischoff had a meeting with Samoa Joe.  Joe said he’d take care of AJ if Bischoff would take care of Flair.  Bischoff then told him to take care of his temper.

The Pope vs. Matt Morgan

Pope advanced as Morgan missed the carbon footprint and Pope used the double knees and a splash off the middle rope for the pin.  Pope worked the match as the babyface.  Crowd wasn’t much into the match until a spot where Morgan nailed Pope with a clothesline late.

Anderson said he’s the guy going all the way and he beat the best wrestler in the world already.  Said he’s winning the title at Lockdown.

Abyss vs. Mr. Anderson

One has to think Anderson is winning becauase Abyss vs. Pope makes no sense.  Anderson pulled Abyss’ mask around in front of his face and then used the mic check for the pin.  Match was okay, but never seemed to really get going.

A.J. Styles was out there doing a Ric Flair interview.  Then Flair did his interview only making Styles looking like a copy.

A.J. Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the TNA title with Eric Bischoff as referee

Hulk Hogan in his first appearance on the show up to this point, told Bischoff that he couldn’t screw Styles out of the title, saying with the Hebner controversy that the officiating has to be straight.  Bischoff was all mad about.  Joe has new ring music.  Styles was wearing a Flair style robe coming out.

Long match.  Easily the best thing so far.  Finish saw Joe use the muscle buster, but Flair distracted Bischoff.  Flair pulled Bischoff out of the ring and wouldn’t let him back in.  Bischoff KO’d Flair with one punch.  Joe then dragged Bischoff back in.  Joe started shoving Bischoff, then turned around into a Pele kick and Styles clash.  Bischoff counted super slow but Joe didn’t kick out.

Flair told Bischoff to raise Styles’ hand.  They explained that Bischoff could have DQ’d Styles when Flair interfered but that wouldn’t accomplish anything.

Mr. Anderson vs. The Pope for the April title shot in the tournament final.  Scott Hall & Sean Waltman beat up Pope backstage.

Match didn’t have much heat most of the way.  Mostly Anderson working on Pope’s ribs that were injured in the pre-match attack.  Very good finish.  First, Anderson kicked out of the double knees to the chest.  Anderson took over, and then called for the mic from the ceiling and called his shot, saying he’s one mic check away from winning the tournament.  He gave the mic check, but Pope kicked out.  Crowd was really into the last minute.  Anderson did the forward fireman’s carry drop, but missed a Kenton bomb (swanton) off the top and Pope used the double knees to the back for the pin.

credit: Wrestling Observer

TNA Impact full episode/results

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TNA Impact results for 01/28/2010

On a night that features Jeff Jarrett’s first match in seven months, all questions from last week’s Orlando screwjob are answered and Samoa Joe’s face is all over this week’s milk carton.

The fans in the Impact zone are still waiting for answers after last week’s reenactment of the Montreal screwjob, which I’m sure many of us thought was put to rest, but then along comes TNA to make us relive it.

Hogan and Bischoff come out to start the show per the usual format. Hogan doesn’t waste any time and calls out Mick Foley. Foley answers the call and Hogan says he wants to nip this issue between Foley and Bischoff in the bud and move on. He gives Foley an ultimatum to either work it out or leave. Bischoff says there is no situation between him and Mick and whatever issue existed between the two of them was resolved last week when he fired him. Hogan tries to play mediator and says they have a chance here to turn Mick Foley into an asset for TNA, as Hogan still considers him valuable. Bischoff takes exception to that, saying that Foley beat him half to death last week and tried to hospitalize him. Foley says he would have loved nothing more than to get his hands on Bischoff, but it never happened. He then brings everyone’s attention to the absence of abrasions on Bischoff’s face, which looks in perfect condition and says if he had done what he wanted to do, Bischoff would be covered in scars. Hogan then turns to Bischoff and says he’s not saying that he doesn’t believe him, but they need to work this out and that is up to Bischoff.

Jeff Jarrett is seen arriving to the arena with Bubba the Love Sponge (this can’t be good). He tells Bubba to trust him, as he has everything under control.

Christy Hemme is standing by with Mr. Anderson, however, she introduces him by his full name of Ken Anderson, which he takes exception to, saying that even though the two of them go way back, they were never friends, so she should show a little more respect. Anderson says since he doesn’t have a match tonight, it’s clear that he has to do everything himself. He says he has to announce himself and now he has to book himself (which doesn’t surprise me in TNA). Anderson says he’s issuing an open challenge to anyone on the TNA roster to come out and face him tonight and he doesn’t care who it is. He runs down the list of names and says he hopes and prays that it’s Abyss, but it really doesn’t matter, because by the end of the night, the only name anyone will remember is MRRRRRRRRRRRR. ANDERSON!!!! (It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as KENNNNNNEDDDDDDDYYYYY!!!!!)

Announced for TNA’s next pay per view Against All Odds is a tournament called the 8-Card Stud, which doesn’t make sense. But nevertheless, the winner receives a future world title shot, which will replace the world title shot that Bobby Lashley won a few months ago (well they didn’t say that, but that’s essentially what’s happening. Samoa Joe must be an angry man right now). This tournament could actually be great if booked right.

Match #1: Desmond Wolfe vs. Sean Morley in a Super 8 Card qualifying match

It’s announced in this match that the young lady escorting Wolfe is named Chelsea, which is completely insignificant and doesn’t do anything for his character at all. Morley comes to the ring and just tosses the dirty towel he’s wearing to a “lucky” woman in the front row (how flattering). Wolfe reverses a hammerlock in the early going but actually forces Morley into the ropes, which wasn’t a bright move. He redeems himself though with a hammerlock DDT and then starts emulating Stretch Armstrong by holding Morley in place with a hammerlock and then arching back into the free arm of Morley, who is able to escape the punishment. I believe Wolfe may have been a medieval dungeon master in a previous life. Wolfe then delivers a snapping arm ringer, but Morley fights back with a half Nelson suplex. He tries the money shot, but Wolfe crotches him on the top rope and delivers the tower of London for the win.

Winner: Desmond Wolfe by pinfall

Jeff Jarrett casually walks into the Hogan/Bischoff office and Bischoff sarcastically asks where his attorney is. Jarrett says he’s done with all that nonsense and he’s ready to do business. Hogan says in this business, trust is the most important thing (and Hogan’s an expert on trust). He says if Jarrett’s coming back, he needs to be the old Jeff Jarrett, because they need help to turn this company around (and what a job they’ve done so far). Bischoff adds that they actually need immediate help, because as it turns out, Mr. Anderson doesn’t have an opponent as yet (I thought it was an open challenge). Jarrett is shocked and starts complaining that he hasn’t been in the ring in seven months. Bischoff says if he wants an opportunity, it’s waiting for him in the main event tonight. Jarrett reluctantly accepts and Hogan wishes him good luck.

On the other side of the building, AJ Styles is trying to pick out a suit from Ric Flair’s collection, to take with him on his vacation, as he’s surrounded by an orchestra of ladies and says since this tournament will decide on a number one contender, there’s really no reason for him to be here. Flair and AJ then start the woooos.

Match #2: Daniels vs. Hernandez in a Super 8 card qualifying match

Daniels sneak attacks the big man to kick things off, but Hernandez shifts the momentum in his favour with a standing vertical suplex, shades of the late British Bulldog. Hernandez then counters a sunset flip attempt and crackerjacks Daniels across the ring. Daniels responds with an STO, followed by a standing moonsault for two. Hernandez counters the angels wings with a back body drop and then delivers a slingshot shoulderblock and uses his shirt to launch the fallen angel halfway back to heaven with another crackerjack. Hernandez avoids a superplex, but misses a big splash. Daniels goes on the offensife with a schoolboy, using the ropes, but Hernandez kicks out anyway and delivers a running shoulderblock, followed by the dominator for the win.

Winner: Hernandez by pinfall

Up next is the much anticipated (and I use that term loosely) face off between the Nasty Boys and Team 3D. Brother Ray brings us all up to date with a run down of the Nasty’s antics as of late and says they’ve been attacking them from behind and they got a taste of that last week, when they were both laid out with chairs. Brother Ray asks where they’ve been for the last 10 years (obviously not the gym). Sags says they were born nasty and they’ve always been nasty and they’ll die nasty. D-Von says that while the two of them were sitting on their asses, 3D have been winning titles left and right. He says they’ve been champions in every company that they’ve worked for, which makes them the greatest team in the history of the business. The Nasty Boys then run down their accomplishments and all the legendary teams they’ve faced. They say Team 3D is next on the chopping block on Valentines Day, because at Against All Odds on February 14, they’re going to get a beating. Brother Ray says on behalf of his team “see you there!”

Christy Hemme interviews The Beautiful People about their match tonight. Velvet says she’s tired of everyone talking about Angelina and now Angelina’s back where she belongs, in the shadows. Madison adds that Angelina Love is so 2009 and TBP have moved on to better things since then. They say that tonight is their time to prove that they deserve to be champions, when they beat all the women that currently have gold in TNA.

Jeff Jarrett is shown in his locker room, getting ready for his first match in months.

Match #3: The Beautiful People vs. Tara, Hamada and Awesome Kong

Hamada grabs hold of Madison’s arm in the early going and looks like she’s about to deliver old school ala The Undertaker, but turns it into a lucha libre style armdrag. TBP answer back with a series of arm ringers on the lady from the Orient, who quickly tags in Tara. Tara delivers a standing moonsault on Madison for two and then her and Madison have the same idea and end up utilizing a faceplant on each other mid-ring. Kong tags in and just cleans house on TBP and then Hamada tags back in with a Mafia kick to Madison, a front kick to Lacey and a spin kick to Velvet, knocking TBP down like a stack of dominoes. She then hits a moonsault on Madison, but Lacey breaks it up and all six women get involved, as Madison nails Hamada with the ugly stick for the win.

Winners: The Beautiful People by pinfall

After the match, TBP attack Tara with the ugly stick, as Kong has chased Velvet to the back, but Angelina Love comes out to a huge ovation and takes down both Lacey and Madison.

Hulk Hogan is having a conference in his office with referee Earl Hebner, asking him why he did what he did last week. Hogan badgers Hebner to the point where he admits that 12 years ago, he alone screwed Bret Hart and last week, he did the same to Kurt Angle, saying he did it for the money. He said Flair paid him off and he had to do what he had to do. Hogan was speechless and put on one of the worst acting jobs I’ve ever seen in my life, telling Hebner he doesn’t know what to do with him and for him to just leave. He says it was unacceptable what he did and until he figures out what to do, Hebner is suspended. Hebner leaves and Hogan looks like he’s about to cry (he must have watched last week’s show again).

Kurt Angle comes out to the ring, despite quitting last week, and says the match he had with AJ Styles at Genesis is a match he’ll never forget. He says it was one of the greatest matches in his career, but by the end of it, he was pissed off. He says AJ came out and shook hands with him and told him it would determine who was the greatest in the world. He says in a matter of seconds, AJ went from being a hero to a punk. He tells AJ that Flair doesn’t care about him and he’s just using him and is stripping AJ of his innocence. He says Hulk Hogan personally apologized to him for last week and even gave him a spot in the Super 8 Card tournament. Angle says when he wins that tournament, it’s going to be him and AJ one more time and he will prove once and for all that he’s the greatest wrestler that ever lived. Hogan comes out to ruin the moment and says Angle accused him of something he wasn’t guilty of. He says it’s not necessary to bring lawyers and lawsuits into this and as the leader of TNA, he does everything from now on, on a business level. Hogan says Angle spit in his face last week and if that ever happens again, Kurt will be unemployed. Angle apologizes to Hogan and says he wants to let bygones be bygones. He then extends his hand, which Hogan gladly shakes. Just as we thought it was over, Scott Hall and 6-Pac come out of nowhere with a sneak attack on Angle and we cut to break.

Match #4: Brian Kendrick and The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Amazing Red and Generation ME

Apparently, there is now more than one Brian Kendrick, as he’s no longer known as The Brian Kendrick. Kendrick Pearl Harbors Red to kick things off, but Red is quick to respond with a flurry of offense. Both Guns tag in simultaneously and the ref is having a hard time deciding on a legal man. Red flips over Shelley with a spinning front kick on Sabin and then the newcomers enter the fray, as Max elevates Jeremy, who comes down with a dropkick on Shelley. Max then delivers a flipping neckbreaker, which lands Sabin on the knee of Jeremy, which was a very cool spot. The Guns fire back (no pun intended) as Shelley applies a reverse camel clutch, while Sabin deliver a low dropkick to Max. Red tries the flipping powerbomb on Sabin, but catches a superkick from Shelley and Kendrick tags himself in and delivers a running boot to Red to steal the victory.

Winners: Brian Kendrick and The Motor City Machine Guns by pinfall

After the match, The British Invasion comes out and Big Rob delivers a chokeslam to Red and then indicates that he’s cashing in his feast or fired case, but Magnus argues that he should give the case to Williams.

Match #5: Doug Williams vs. Amazing Red for the X-Division title

This match doesn’t last long, as Williams quickly transitions from a roll-up to a bridging German suplex for the win and Big Rob does not look pleased.

Winner and NEW X-Division champion: Doug Williams by pinfall

Cameras pan to the back, where Jeff Jarrett is still getting ready for his match.

Bischoff is shown talking to Foley in his office. He says that Hogan says they need to work it out. Foley starts with a story of his son Dewey dropping a deuce in a play area at a local children’s entertainment venue, which was so disgusting that nobody wanted to clean up. He says eventually someone had to do it. He then says he would rather be that guy who had to clean that dirty human excrement from the play area than ever work for Eric Bischoff. Bischoff says he understands that he and Foley have a history together, but they need to move past it. He says while Foley may not care to work for Bischoff, there are two people he does care about that could be out of a job, which are Jeremy Borash and Abyss. Foley takes exception to this news and begins to reconsider. Bischoff then leads the camera crew to AJ Styles’ locker room and tells the champ that he shouldn’t be planning any vacations just yet. He says everybody is under a close watch with this new regime. He then looks at Flair, saying he and Hogan are stuck with him (I believe it’s the other way around), because apparently Flair knows people in high places. He then reminds AJ to rethink his travel plans, which leaves the champion on edge.

Match #6: Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Jarrett

Anderson cuts his usual promo with a reintroduction of himself. Jarrett comes to the ring without any music or anything (I guess he’s really starting at the bottom). Jarrett goes on the attack early with a series of shoulderblocks and hiptosses, followed by a dropkick and a clothesline, knocking Anderson to the floor as we head to commercial. Back from break, Anderson takes control with a hammerlock belly-to-back suplex for two, followed by a single-arm DDT for two. Anderson misses the Kenton bomb and Jarrett counters the mic check into the stroke, which Anderson counters with a low blow and then secures an inside cradle for the win.

Winner: Mr. Anderson by pinfall

Bischoff is shown laughing backstage. Anderson isn’t done yet though, as he attacks Jarrett after the match and finishes him off with the mic check, which leaves Bischoff grinning from ear to ear and he ends the show with the line “it’s a long, hard climb to the top of my mountain.”

Final thoughts:

This wasn’t a great show, but at least much better than last week. They were however missing some key stars such as Beer Money, Pope Dinero, Abyss, Sting and where the hell is Samoa Joe? This is getting ridiculous. I enjoyed the 6 man tag match and I really liked the kickoff of the tournament. I think Daniels should have qualified but I have no problem with Hernandez going over. I don’t think they did that great a job to get Anderson over and they need to let him talk a lot more and end up in a major feud with someone. 6 out of 10 this week.

credit: Slam Wrestling

On a night that features Jeff Jarrett’s first match in seven months, all questions from last week’s Orlando screwjob are answered and Samoa Joe’s face is all over this week’s milk carton.

The fans in the Impact zone are still waiting for answers after last week’s reenactment of the Montreal screwjob, which I’m sure many of us thought was put to rest, but then along comes TNA to make us relive it.

Hogan and Bischoff come out to start the show per the usual format. Hogan doesn’t waste any time and calls out Mick Foley. Foley answers the call and Hogan says he wants to nip this issue between Foley and Bischoff in the bud and move on. He gives Foley an ultimatum to either work it out or leave. Bischoff says there is no situation between him and Mick and whatever issue existed between the two of them was resolved last week when he fired him. Hogan tries to play mediator and says they have a chance here to turn Mick Foley into an asset for TNA, as Hogan still considers him valuable. Bischoff takes exception to that, saying that Foley beat him half to death last week and tried to hospitalize him. Foley says he would have loved nothing more than to get his hands on Bischoff, but it never happened. He then brings everyone’s attention to the absence of abrasions on Bischoff’s face, which looks in perfect condition and says if he had done what he wanted to do, Bischoff would be covered in scars. Hogan then turns to Bischoff and says he’s not saying that he doesn’t believe him, but they need to work this out and that is up to Bischoff.

Jeff Jarrett is seen arriving to the arena with Bubba the Love Sponge (this can’t be good). He tells Bubba to trust him, as he has everything under control.

Christy Hemme is standing by with Mr. Anderson, however, she introduces him by his full name of Ken Anderson, which he takes exception to, saying that even though the two of them go way back, they were never friends, so she should show a little more respect. Anderson says since he doesn’t have a match tonight, it’s clear that he has to do everything himself. He says he has to announce himself and now he has to book himself (which doesn’t surprise me in TNA). Anderson says he’s issuing an open challenge to anyone on the TNA roster to come out and face him tonight and he doesn’t care who it is. He runs down the list of names and says he hopes and prays that it’s Abyss, but it really doesn’t matter, because by the end of the night, the only name anyone will remember is MRRRRRRRRRRRR. ANDERSON!!!! (It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as KENNNNNNEDDDDDDDYYYYY!!!!!)

Announced for TNA’s next pay per view Against All Odds is a tournament called the 8-Card Stud, which doesn’t make sense. But nevertheless, the winner receives a future world title shot, which will replace the world title shot that Bobby Lashley won a few months ago (well they didn’t say that, but that’s essentially what’s happening. Samoa Joe must be an angry man right now). This tournament could actually be great if booked right.

Match #1: Desmond Wolfe vs. Sean Morley in a Super 8 Card qualifying match

It’s announced in this match that the young lady escorting Wolfe is named Chelsea, which is completely insignificant and doesn’t do anything for his character at all. Morley comes to the ring and just tosses the dirty towel he’s wearing to a “lucky” woman in the front row (how flattering). Wolfe reverses a hammerlock in the early going but actually forces Morley into the ropes, which wasn’t a bright move. He redeems himself though with a hammerlock DDT and then starts emulating Stretch Armstrong by holding Morley in place with a hammerlock and then arching back into the free arm of Morley, who is able to escape the punishment. I believe Wolfe may have been a medieval dungeon master in a previous life. Wolfe then delivers a snapping arm ringer, but Morley fights back with a half Nelson suplex. He tries the money shot, but Wolfe crotches him on the top rope and delivers the tower of London for the win.

Winner: Desmond Wolfe by pinfall

Jeff Jarrett casually walks into the Hogan/Bischoff office and Bischoff sarcastically asks where his attorney is. Jarrett says he’s done with all that nonsense and he’s ready to do business. Hogan says in this business, trust is the most important thing (and Hogan’s an expert on trust). He says if Jarrett’s coming back, he needs to be the old Jeff Jarrett, because they need help to turn this company around (and what a job they’ve done so far). Bischoff adds that they actually need immediate help, because as it turns out, Mr. Anderson doesn’t have an opponent as yet (I thought it was an open challenge). Jarrett is shocked and starts complaining that he hasn’t been in the ring in seven months. Bischoff says if he wants an opportunity, it’s waiting for him in the main event tonight. Jarrett reluctantly accepts and Hogan wishes him good luck.

On the other side of the building, AJ Styles is trying to pick out a suit from Ric Flair’s collection, to take with him on his vacation, as he’s surrounded by an orchestra of ladies and says since this tournament will decide on a number one contender, there’s really no reason for him to be here. Flair and AJ then start the woooos.

Match #2: Daniels vs. Hernandez in a Super 8 card qualifying match

Daniels sneak attacks the big man to kick things off, but Hernandez shifts the momentum in his favour with a standing vertical suplex, shades of the late British Bulldog. Hernandez then counters a sunset flip attempt and crackerjacks Daniels across the ring. Daniels responds with an STO, followed by a standing moonsault for two. Hernandez counters the angels wings with a back body drop and then delivers a slingshot shoulderblock and uses his shirt to launch the fallen angel halfway back to heaven with another crackerjack. Hernandez avoids a superplex, but misses a big splash. Daniels goes on the offensife with a schoolboy, using the ropes, but Hernandez kicks out anyway and delivers a running shoulderblock, followed by the dominator for the win.

Winner: Hernandez by pinfall

Up next is the much anticipated (and I use that term loosely) face off between the Nasty Boys and Team 3D. Brother Ray brings us all up to date with a run down of the Nasty’s antics as of late and says they’ve been attacking them from behind and they got a taste of that last week, when they were both laid out with chairs. Brother Ray asks where they’ve been for the last 10 years (obviously not the gym). Sags says they were born nasty and they’ve always been nasty and they’ll die nasty. D-Von says that while the two of them were sitting on their asses, 3D have been winning titles left and right. He says they’ve been champions in every company that they’ve worked for, which makes them the greatest team in the history of the business. The Nasty Boys then run down their accomplishments and all the legendary teams they’ve faced. They say Team 3D is next on the chopping block on Valentines Day, because at Against All Odds on February 14, they’re going to get a beating. Brother Ray says on behalf of his team “see you there!”

Christy Hemme interviews The Beautiful People about their match tonight. Velvet says she’s tired of everyone talking about Angelina and now Angelina’s back where she belongs, in the shadows. Madison adds that Angelina Love is so 2009 and TBP have moved on to better things since then. They say that tonight is their time to prove that they deserve to be champions, when they beat all the women that currently have gold in TNA.

Jeff Jarrett is shown in his locker room, getting ready for his first match in months.

Match #3: The Beautiful People vs. Tara, Hamada and Awesome Kong

Hamada grabs hold of Madison’s arm in the early going and looks like she’s about to deliver old school ala The Undertaker, but turns it into a lucha libre style armdrag. TBP answer back with a series of arm ringers on the lady from the Orient, who quickly tags in Tara. Tara delivers a standing moonsault on Madison for two and then her and Madison have the same idea and end up utilizing a faceplant on each other mid-ring. Kong tags in and just cleans house on TBP and then Hamada tags back in with a Mafia kick to Madison, a front kick to Lacey and a spin kick to Velvet, knocking TBP down like a stack of dominoes. She then hits a moonsault on Madison, but Lacey breaks it up and all six women get involved, as Madison nails Hamada with the ugly stick for the win.

Winners: The Beautiful People by pinfall

After the match, TBP attack Tara with the ugly stick, as Kong has chased Velvet to the back, but Angelina Love comes out to a huge ovation and takes down both Lacey and Madison.

Hulk Hogan is having a conference in his office with referee Earl Hebner, asking him why he did what he did last week. Hogan badgers Hebner to the point where he admits that 12 years ago, he alone screwed Bret Hart and last week, he did the same to Kurt Angle, saying he did it for the money. He said Flair paid him off and he had to do what he had to do. Hogan was speechless and put on one of the worst acting jobs I’ve ever seen in my life, telling Hebner he doesn’t know what to do with him and for him to just leave. He says it was unacceptable what he did and until he figures out what to do, Hebner is suspended. Hebner leaves and Hogan looks like he’s about to cry (he must have watched last week’s show again).

Kurt Angle comes out to the ring, despite quitting last week, and says the match he had with AJ Styles at Genesis is a match he’ll never forget. He says it was one of the greatest matches in his career, but by the end of it, he was pissed off. He says AJ came out and shook hands with him and told him it would determine who was the greatest in the world. He says in a matter of seconds, AJ went from being a hero to a punk. He tells AJ that Flair doesn’t care about him and he’s just using him and is stripping AJ of his innocence. He says Hulk Hogan personally apologized to him for last week and even gave him a spot in the Super 8 Card tournament. Angle says when he wins that tournament, it’s going to be him and AJ one more time and he will prove once and for all that he’s the greatest wrestler that ever lived. Hogan comes out to ruin the moment and says Angle accused him of something he wasn’t guilty of. He says it’s not necessary to bring lawyers and lawsuits into this and as the leader of TNA, he does everything from now on, on a business level. Hogan says Angle spit in his face last week and if that ever happens again, Kurt will be unemployed. Angle apologizes to Hogan and says he wants to let bygones be bygones. He then extends his hand, which Hogan gladly shakes. Just as we thought it was over, Scott Hall and 6-Pac come out of nowhere with a sneak attack on Angle and we cut to break.

Match #4: Brian Kendrick and The Motor City Machine Guns vs. Amazing Red and Generation ME

Apparently, there is now more than one Brian Kendrick, as he’s no longer known as The Brian Kendrick. Kendrick Pearl Harbors Red to kick things off, but Red is quick to respond with a flurry of offense. Both Guns tag in simultaneously and the ref is having a hard time deciding on a legal man. Red flips over Shelley with a spinning front kick on Sabin and then the newcomers enter the fray, as Max elevates Jeremy, who comes down with a dropkick on Shelley. Max then delivers a flipping neckbreaker, which lands Sabin on the knee of Jeremy, which was a very cool spot. The Guns fire back (no pun intended) as Shelley applies a reverse camel clutch, while Sabin deliver a low dropkick to Max. Red tries the flipping powerbomb on Sabin, but catches a superkick from Shelley and Kendrick tags himself in and delivers a running boot to Red to steal the victory.

Winners: Brian Kendrick and The Motor City Machine Guns by pinfall

After the match, The British Invasion comes out and Big Rob delivers a chokeslam to Red and then indicates that he’s cashing in his feast or fired case, but Magnus argues that he should give the case to Williams.

Match #5: Doug Williams vs. Amazing Red for the X-Division title

This match doesn’t last long, as Williams quickly transitions from a roll-up to a bridging German suplex for the win and Big Rob does not look pleased.

Winner and NEW X-Division champion: Doug Williams by pinfall

Cameras pan to the back, where Jeff Jarrett is still getting ready for his match.

Bischoff is shown talking to Foley in his office. He says that Hogan says they need to work it out. Foley starts with a story of his son Dewey dropping a deuce in a play area at a local children’s entertainment venue, which was so disgusting that nobody wanted to clean up. He says eventually someone had to do it. He then says he would rather be that guy who had to clean that dirty human excrement from the play area than ever work for Eric Bischoff. Bischoff says he understands that he and Foley have a history together, but they need to move past it. He says while Foley may not care to work for Bischoff, there are two people he does care about that could be out of a job, which are Jeremy Borash and Abyss. Foley takes exception to this news and begins to reconsider. Bischoff then leads the camera crew to AJ Styles’ locker room and tells the champ that he shouldn’t be planning any vacations just yet. He says everybody is under a close watch with this new regime. He then looks at Flair, saying he and Hogan are stuck with him (I believe it’s the other way around), because apparently Flair knows people in high places. He then reminds AJ to rethink his travel plans, which leaves the champion on edge.

Match #6: Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Jarrett

Anderson cuts his usual promo with a reintroduction of himself. Jarrett comes to the ring without any music or anything (I guess he’s really starting at the bottom). Jarrett goes on the attack early with a series of shoulderblocks and hiptosses, followed by a dropkick and a clothesline, knocking Anderson to the floor as we head to commercial. Back from break, Anderson takes control with a hammerlock belly-to-back suplex for two, followed by a single-arm DDT for two. Anderson misses the Kenton bomb and Jarrett counters the mic check into the stroke, which Anderson counters with a low blow and then secures an inside cradle for the win.

Winner: Mr. Anderson by pinfall

Bischoff is shown laughing backstage. Anderson isn’t done yet though, as he attacks Jarrett after the match and finishes him off with the mic check, which leaves Bischoff grinning from ear to ear and he ends the show with the line “it’s a long, hard climb to the top of my mountain.”

Final thoughts:

This wasn’t a great show, but at least much better than last week. They were however missing some key stars such as Beer Money, Pope Dinero, Abyss, Sting and where the hell is Samoa Joe? This is getting ridiculous. I enjoyed the 6 man tag match and I really liked the kickoff of the tournament. I think Daniels should have qualified but I have no problem with Hernandez going over. I don’t think they did that great a job to get Anderson over and they need to let him talk a lot more and end up in a major feud with someone. 6 out of 10 this week.

Hogan, Bischoff on the state of TNA

Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff appeared on Bubba The Love Sponge’s radio show today to give their “State of TNA” address. Below are the highlights:

Hogan said he’s heard Spike TV wants TNA to go live again on March 1, then another Monday special a few months later, then another. He said he wants to continue pushing the product so Spike is forced to put them on Monday nights.

Eric Bischoff on “The Orlando Screwjob”: “Is it a shot (at WWE)? Yeah, maybe kinda sorta. It’s great entertainment. We knew it would get people bitching about the product or loving it. It got people talking. You haven’t seen the story yet. You’ve seen a couple pages of the story.”

Hogan said one of the major selling points for doing the recreation of the “Montreal Screwjob” was that they have Earl Hebner working for them.

Although The Honky Tonk Man’s official web site recently claimed he has been talking with TNA about a dea since December, Bischoff said he would rather “drive a rusty ice pick through my eye than work a day with him…This guy couldn’t draw flies if you rolled him in cow s#$%. He’s negotiating with himself. No truth to that at all.”

Both men said they’d been contacted by WWE wrestlers coming toward the end of their contracts about possibly working with TNA, but they did not say who. However, they expressed great interest in Randy Orton and John Cena, as well as Chris Jericho. In terms of The Big Show, Bischoff called him “lazy,” while Hogan said Show has never been used right, and put over his work ethic.

Bischoff said he hopes TNA can attract the 18-34 demographic, which WWE may be losing now that they’re trying to appeal more to kids.

Hogan said he would love to bring Randy Savage into TNA to manage “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal.

Hogan called Sting a great talent, who he loved to death, but Sting’s “personal issue” might cause them to switch gears on what type of role they use him in. Bischoff added that if Sting wasn’t willing to put TNA as the number one priority over most things, then it probably wouldn’t work out.

In terms of Desmond Wolfe, Bischoff said he was high on him, and Hogan said he wants to do a James Bond-type character with him.

Bischoff called “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero one of his favorite characters. Hogan said he’s tired of seeing Pope getting beaten week after week, and they plan to give him “life after death.”

Hogan called Abyss his favorite wrestler of all, and called him “my next John Cena.” Bischoff said: “He’s magic. It’s a matter of time.”

credit: The Wrestling Daily


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