Written by: Bob Colling
National Wrestling Alliance/Total Non-Stop Action presents Impact
From: Orlando, FL
Rhino cuts a pre-tape promo backstage promoting a match with Monty Brown tonight to settle the score. The match will be falls count anywhere. Rhino promises to hit the GORE.
Monty Brown cuts a pre-tape promo and goes to say Rhino will feel the Pounce, but Christian Cage comes into the scene and suggests they talk.
NWA World Champion Jeff Jarrett makes his way down to the ring to cut a promo. Jarrett taunts fans around ringside and has a whip with him. Jarrett welcomes us to his SVU and claims that he’s been a victim for four years. Jarrett believes he was a victim of a bogus polygraph test and officials. Jarrett blames the fans for him being a victim, as well. Jarrett says that Samoa Joe will become his victim this Sunday at No Surrender. Jarrett is going to make Joe a bloody victim and the fans will witness it. Jarrett promotes the PPV match with Sting at Bound For Glory saying that Sting will join the SVU, as well. Jarrett is here looking for his first victim. Jarrett is essentially issuing an open challenge. Samoa Joe’s music hits.
Joe runs down to the ring and trades shots with Jarrett at ringside. Jarrett sends Joe into the railing and uses the leather strap. A fan tries to stop Jarrett, but Jarrett pulls the fan over and whips the fan a few times. Joe brawls with Jarrett into the crowd. Joe sends Jarrett into the wall a few times. They continue to brawl into the crowd with Joe hammering away on Jarrett. Joe nails Jarrett with a running boot over the railing back to ringside. Jarrett tries to escape, but Joe stops Jarrett with more whips to the back. Jarrett grabs his guitar and smashes the guitar over Joe’s head. Joe has been busted wide open as Jarrett chokes Joe with the guitar. Jarrett proclaims Joe is his first victim to end the segment.
Opening Contest: Petey Williams vs. Jay Lethal: Williams attacks from behind before the bell sounds. Williams hits a slingshot hurricanrana to the floor. Williams puts Lethal in the tree of woe and stomps on Lethal before standing on Lethal’s groin. Williams drops Lethal in the corner. Williams keeps control with a snap suplex and a chin lock. Lethal hip tosses Williams followed by a dropkick. Lethal clotheslines Williams a few times but misses a springboard moonsault. Lethal avoids the Canadian Destroyer. Lethal leaps off the middle rope to heel kick Williams for a two count. Williams drops Lethal over the middle rope and dropkicks Lethal. Williams spikes Lethal with a DDT for a near fall. Williams signals for the Destroyer, but Williams is distracted by Sabin and Dutt. Lethal drop toe holds Williams into the corner. Lethal gets a bowling ball as the referee is distracted. Lethal rolls the ball into Williams groin in the corner. Lethal wins the match with an inside cradle. (*. I’m really disliking the Jackass theme influence for these guys. The crowd was dead for this and I wasn’t overly interested in it either.)
We see some fan videos telling us they hate Jeff Jarrett. You’ve got to go to the TNA website to see if you’re the winner.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with NWA X-Division Champion Senshi who says that TNA is not the place for joking around. Sabin, Lethal and Dutt enter the scene and say they are just having some fun. Senshi asks how funny it was when he stomped Dutt and Lethal’s heads in. Sabin mocks Senshi by acting serious. They walk off laughing at Senshi.
Second Contest: Eric Young vs. Norman Smiley: Smiley controls Young by the arm, but Young counters quickly and shoulder blocks Smiley. Smiley does a dance to get a pop out of the crowd. Smiley uppercuts Young a few times in the corner. Young mocks Smiley by doing a dance and the crowd loved that. Smiley uppercuts Young, but Young almost wins with a backslide. Smiley drives Young down with a double under hook slam. Young has a video tape in his pants and keeps adjusting his gear. Young boots Smiley in the corner and hits a wheelbarrow neckbreaker for the win. (1/2*. Smiley got some shine, but this was all for Young. Young has a good finisher, too.)
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Shane Douglas who insists he’ll end his relationship with the Naturals if they don’t win at No Surrender. Eric Young runs into the scene and has the tape to give to Jarrett, but Jarrett has already left. Borash takes the tape and knows a way for Jarrett to see the tape.
Eric Young’s tape starts playing, with the help of the Paparazzi Productions. Young had a sign looking for Sting and of course didn’t find him.
Main Event: Rhino vs. Monty Brown in a falls count anywhere match: They brawl around ringside to start the match. Brown fakes the front row out before sending Rhino into the ring. Brown decks Rhino in the midsection followed by strikes a swinging neckbreaker. Rhino hammers away on Brown and sends Monty to the floor. Rhino sends Brown into the crowd and they continue to brawl as the show goes to commercial.
Brown continues to beat on Rhino with strikes and sends Rhino hard into the corner back first. Brown sits Rhino on the top turnbuckle as a table has been setup in the ring. Brown tries for a suplex, but Rhino knocks Brown off the middle rope. Brown has Rhino on his shoulders, but Rhino breaks free and takes Brown down with a belly to belly suplex. Rhino misses a GORE in the corner and crashes through the table. Brown tries for a cover, but Rhino kicks out at two. Rhino plants Brown with a spinebuster. Rhino waits in the corner until Christian Cage pulls Rhino to the floor and they brawl. The referee is calling for the bell in a no disqualification match. The match has ended in a no contest. Rhino and Cage are brawling outside the arena as Cage delivered a chair shot. Cage sends Rhino into the wall and smashes Rhino’s head against the wall with a chair shot. (NR. Not much of a main event, but it continues the heated feud between Cage and Rhino.)
A video of Bobby Roode continuing to search for a new manager is shown. This week, Roode talks with Sherri Martel in a limo.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with a bloodied Samoa Joe looking into a mirror. Joe says this was about the fans vengeance, but now it’s about his vengeance. Joe wants Jarrett to understand what he’s unleashed. Joe will return the pain ten-fold. Joe promises that there will be no remorse and he’s going to kill Jarrett at No Surrender.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash runs up to Christian Cage getting into a car. Cage says he just did some tough lough for Rhino and he has pity for Rhino. Cage is going to prove that Rhino doesn’t belong on his level at No Surrender.
NWA Tag Team Champions LAX and Konnan are in the ring for their own fiesta to end the program. Konnan says the best part of this is that there aren’t any gringos involved. Konnan brags about winning the tag titles from Styles and Daniels. Konnan hypes the Ultimate X match and the dangers associated with it. Konnan says that latinos are all over the place now and taking over. They have an Uncle Sam doll hanging in the middle of the ring and they hit it each time they list an injustice.
AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels storm the ring and attack LAX. Daniels tips over the table and Konnan is cornered in the ring. However, Hernandez attacks Daniels from behind. Styles is hit with a slapjack by Konnan. Hernandez press slams Daniels over the top to the floor. Konnan hits Styles with a kendo stick shot to the ribs. Hernandez powerbombs Styles. Konnan hog ties Styles and hangs Styles from the rafters to replace the doll. Styles is hanging upside down and Konna hits Styles several times with a kendo stick. Daniels gets in the ring and is whacked over the back by Konnan. Styles is bleeding from the mouth to end the program.
The segment with Jarrett/Joe provided some good promotion for their match and makes it serve a more personal issue rather than Joe fighting for the fans. I think this was a lackluster go-home show as it failed to deliver a good match or anything redeeming in that regard. LAX/Daniels/Styles is getting a little repetitive with their brawls, but the closing segment was good.
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