Total Non-Stop Action presents The Whole F’N Show
From: Orlando, FL
This is basically the Hardcore Justice pay per view that was originally going to happen on PPV, but they switched it to be an ECW reunion.
Opening Contest: TNA TV Champion AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle in a non-title match: Styles attacks Angle before the bell with stomps on the mat and sends Angle to the floor. Styles continues with right hands on the floor and rams Angle into the apron. Angle tosses Styles overhead with a belly to belly suplex. Styles knee lifts Angle, but runs into a tilt s whirl backbreaker. Styles throat thrusts Angle and sends Angle into the ring post. Styles takes Angle out with a slingshot crossbody to the floor. Styles chops Angle before returning to the ring. Angle delivers a few right hands, but runs into a dropkick. Styles keeps a chin lock on Angle for a few moments. Angle breaks free to plant Styles with a back suplex. Angle clotheslines and elbows Styles. Angle tosses Styles overhead with a belly to belly suplex for a near fall. Angle hooks Styles and hits a German suplex. Angle hangs on and tosses Styles with another German suplex. Angle covers Styles for a two count. Styles kicks Angle into a corner. Angle is punched and Styles hits a springboard forearm for a near fall. Angle backdrops Styles to counter the Styles Clash. Styles responds with a Pele kick for a two count. Angle takes Styles out with a moonsault for a near fall. Angle goes for the ankle lock, but Styles sends Angle into the corner chest first. Angle cuts Styles off on a springboard attempt. Styles springboards into the ring to hit a reverse DDT for a near fall. Angle hits the Angle Slam for a near fall. Angle blocks a low blow attempt and locks in the ankle lock to force a submission for the win. (***. A solid match between these two as expected. Angle’s current story makes it obvious he’s going to win every match. However, they had a good pace here and held my interest to start the show.)
Second Contest: TNA Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne vs. Angelina Love: Rayne cheap shots Love after hiding behind the referee. Love counters a clothesline and boots Rayne in the corner. Rayne yanks Love to the mat over the middle rope and slams the back of Love’s head onto the mat leading to a one count. Rayne knee strikes Love followed by swinging neckbreaker. Rayne traps Love’s head between her legs and rams Love face first down to the mat a few times for a two count. Love stops Rayne with a jawbreaker and yanks Rayne down to the mat by her hair. Love nails Rayne with a leaping clothesline. Love jump kicks Rayne and the mysterious biker comes out (the fans chant Tara). Velvet Sky whacks the biker from behind and tries to take the helmet off. Rayne hit Love from behind, but only managed a two count. The biker has a mask on and prevents it being removed with a kick and runs away. Love plants Rayne with a jumping flatliner for the win and new champion. (*. The match wasn’t all that great, but the angle advancement was fine.)
Third Contest: D’Angelo Dinero vs. Matt Morgan vs. Mr. Anderson: Dinero and Anderson double team Morgan in the opening moment of the match. Morgan is backed into a corner and Dinero delivers a series of strikes. Anderson dropkicks Morgan on the knee and Dinero hits an STO for a two count as Anderson pulls Dinero off. They trade several pin attempts, but neither gets a three count. Morgan clotheslines both men to gain control. Morgan misses a big boot and lands over the top rope. Dinero dropkicks Morgan to the floor from the middle rope. Anderson and Dinero trade right hands in the middle of the ring. Anderson mounts Dinero with right hands and an elbow drop for a two count. Morgan is sitting on the floor clapping. Dinero throat thrusts Anderson. Anderson avoids a double knee and hits the Mic Check on Dinero. Morgan gets back in and kicks Anderson. Morgan covers Dinero to win the match. (*. I didn’t have much interest in this match. Anderson is enjoyable, but Morgan and Dinero are kind of boring me at this point.)
Shannon Moore answers the open challenge and says that no matter what he and Jeff Hardy will leave the match as brothers.
Fourth Contest: Jeff Hardy vs. Shannon Moore in an open challenge match: Moore gets control on Hardy with a wrist lock. Moore gets a headlock on Hardy, but is sent into the ropes and Moore shoulder blocks Hardy. They trade arm drags and they have a standoff. Hardy hip tosses Moore out of the corner and delivers a mule kick. Moore runs around the ring and Hardy misses a spear falling to the floor. Moore takes Hardy out with a somersault dive to the floor. Moore hits a top rope moonsault for a two count. Moore takes Hardy over with a snap suplex for a two count. Moore keeps Hardy on the mat with a headlock. Hardy elbows free, but Moore knocks Hardy into the corner. Hardy is dumped to the apron and Moore tries for a sunset flip poweerbomb to the floor. Hardy hangs on and Moore yanks Hardy down to the apron face first. Moore head scissors Hardy on the floor leading to a near fall in the ring. Moore controls Hardy with a sleeper. Moore knee lifts Hardy, but Hardy comes back with a few clotheslines. Hardy boots Moore in the corner and hits a corkscrew dive for a near fall. Hardy delivers the Twist of Fate and goes to the top rope. Hardy tries for the Swanton Bomb, but Moore got his knees up for a near fall. Moore crotches Hardy on the top rope and delivers a few more right hands. Hardy avoids a hurricanrana and manages to hit the Swanton Bomb for the win. (**1/2. Hardy gave a lot here to Moore, something that shouldn’t surprise me since they are good friends. Moore did a good job with his moments to shine. There was never a doubt as to who was going to win here, though. Moore being the guy to answer the open challenge was underwhelming.)
Fifth Contest: TNA Tag Team Champions Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs. Robert Roode & James Storm in a best two out of three falls match: Storm and Sabin kickoff the title match. Storm eye rakes Sabin and gets wrist control. Sabin pops up, but Storm shoulder blocks Sabin. They trade a couple of pin attempts. They hold each others foot on blocked kicks and they have a standoff. Shelley and Roode enter the match. Roode backs Shelley into a corner and delivers a right hand followed by a chop. Shelley fires back with chops, but Roode eye rakes Shelley. Shelley shoulder blocks Roode followed by an elbow drop and a kick. Shelley head scissors Roode to the mat and plays to the crowd. Shelley chops Roode and runs into a tilt a whirl backbreaker for a two count. Roode tries for a slam, but Shelley avoids it. Sabin enters to bulldog Roode out of a rollup. Storm is kicked by both men and Roode is double teamed ending with a dropkick by Sabin. Sabin covers, but Roode kicks out at two. Sabin kicks Roode off the apron, but Roode trips Sabin and allows Storm to deliver a kick over the apron. Storm hammers away on Sabin in the corner before tagging in Roode. Roode knee drops Sabin leading to a near fall.
Sabin fires back with right hands on Roode. Roode grabs Sabin by the boot and Sabin nails Roode with a kick to the head. Shelly tags in and sends Roode into the middle turnbuckle. Shelley hits a bulldog/clothesline combo for a two count. Shelley forearms Storm and the Guns hit a missile dropkick/flatliner combo for a two count. Sabin leg sweeps Storm on the apron allowing Shelley to hit a double stomp. Sabin dropkicks Roode to the floor off of Shelley’s back. Guns hit stereo dives to the floor onto Beer Money! Storm plants Sabin with a DDT onto the apron. Shelley shoves Roode off the ropes and misses a double stomp. Roode drops Shelley with a gut buster and a Codebreaker. Beer Money hits the DWI and pin Shelley to win the first fall. Beer Money: 1 – MCMG: 0
Roode chokes Shelley on the mat to continue the match. Storm enters and hammers away on Shelley. Roode enters the match to hit a double suplex on Shelley. Sabin missile dropkicks both men and sends Storm to the floor. Roode is met with a double kick in the corner. Shelley goes to the top rope and the Guns hit a crossbody/neckbreaker combo for the pin. Beer Money: 1 – MCMG: 1
Sabin goes to the apron, but misses a kick and Roode yanks Sabin to the apron face first. Roode takes Shelley out on the floor. Shelley nails Storm with a suicide dive. Roode takes everyone out with a somersault dive on the floor as the show goes to commercial.
Roode plants Shelley with a swinging slam for a two count. Roode clotheslines Shelley in the corner and Storm does the same. Storm sits Shelley on the top rope, but Shelley fights free and delivers a double stomp out of the tree of woe. Sabin tags in and forearms Roode a few times. Sabin boots Roode in the corner and hits a hurricanrana off the middle rope. Sabin kicks Storm off the apron to the floor. Sabin spikes Roode with a springboard tornado DDT for a near fall! Storm tags into the match and Sabin fights them off. Roode is kicked to the floor and the Guns hit a twisting suplex on Storm for a near fall. Shelley and Storm trade superkicks. Sabin kicks Stormm but Roode hits a spinebuster and sends Sabin into Storm for a DDT. Beer Money hit an elevated stunner on Shelley. Sabin kicks out of the DWI and Storm accidentally superkicks Roode. Storm is kicked by both Guns and they hit a splash/neckbreaker combo for a two count! The Guns hit the splash/neckbreaker again and pin Storm to retain the titles. (****. Fantastic stuff. It was obvious at the opening bell that the crowd was invested in this feud and match. That was a great match and an excellent way to conclude the best of five series.)
Main Event: TNA World Champion Rob Van Dam vs. Abyss in a Stairway To Janice match: Eric Bischoff is the special referee. Abyss sets the ladder up during RVD’s entrance and tries to retrieve Janice before the match. RVD sees this and runs to the ring to kick the ladder over and Abyss crashes to the mat. RVD hammers away on Abyss in the corner. Abyss shoves RVD away and RVD hits a step over heel kick. RVD grabs the ladder and rams the ladder into Abyss in the corner. RVD spin kicks Abyss and delivers a bulldog onto the ladder. RVD misses the rolling thunder and lands on the ladder back first. The show goes to commercial.
RVD baseball slides the ladder into Abyss. RVD shoulder rams Abyss on the apron, but Abyss delivers a knee and they are both on the apron. Abyss signals for a chokeslam, but RVD elbows free. Abyss clotheslines RVD back into the ring. Abyss rams a ladder into RVD’s midsection. Abyss hits RVD with the ladder again in the corner. RVD tosses the ladder into a charging Abyss and rams the ladder into Abyss followed by a dropkick. RVD moonsaults Abyss on top of the ladder. RVD tries for a monkey flip, but Abyss slams RVD to the mat. Abyss climbs the ladder, but is stopped by RVD. Abyss chokeslams RVD off the ladder, but falls off as well. Abyss goes under the ring to grab a bag. Abyss dumps out tacks. Abyss sits RVD on the top turnbuckle and looks for a suplex. Abyss tries for a superplex, but RVD hits a sunset flip powerbomb onto the tacks. Abyss big boots RVD and goes under the ring to grab a barbed wire board. RVD sends Abyss into the barbed wire board. RVD kicks the board and hits a rolling thunder splash onto the board on Abyss. RVD climbs the ladder, but Abyss tips the ladder and RVD lands face first onto another ladder on the floor.
Abyss climbs and grabs Janice. Abyss pummels RVD in the corner and grabs Janice. RVD avoids Abyss in the corner and Janice is stuck in the turnbuckle. RVD whacks Abyss over the back with a chair and kicks the chair into Abyss’s face. RVD puts the barbed wire board in front of Abyss and goes to the top with a chair. RVD goes coast to coast to kick the chair into the board into Abyss face. RVD hits the Five Star Frog Splash to pin Abyss to retain the title. (***. I was surprised that Bischoff literally did nothing other than counting the pin. I was not expecting that. It’s a good hardcore match with both men taking some big spots. A clean conclusion to the feud is a major plus, too.)
Hulk Hogan comes out and says everyone knows why RVD is their leader. Hogan puts over RVD and says he’s taking the company to the top. Hogan thinks that RVD has all his bases covered and claims TNA is the number one company in the world. Hogan gives credit to Dixie for bringing him to places he’s never been. Hogan’s respect for EV 2.0 has grown. Hogan calls out for all of RVD’s friends to come out and join them.
EV 2.0 come out and embrace RVD. Hogan came here looking for the higher ground. Hogan says that EV 2.0 brought them to the place they need to be at all times. Hogan has respect for them all. Tommy Dreamer says the bar has been raised even more. Dreamer puts over Dixie for allowing them to do this. Dreamer thanks the guys for the show they put on. Dreamer thanks everyone for their support for Hardcore Justice. The lights go out. Mick Foley has been liaded out. Fortune is in the ring and attack EV 2,0 with weapons. Raven runs down to the ring and is decked by James Storm. Sandman is in the crowd and gets knocked over on the floor. Abyss and RVD brawl on the floor. Ric Flair comes out and he’s thrilled.
Backstage, RVD is laid out in a massive pool of blood. Abyss is standing over RVD with Janice.
Ric Flair is yelling at Dixie Carter telling her this is her fault.
It’s a really good show with a lot of quality wrestling and the flow of the show being a breeze. I prefer TNA shows when they focus in wrestling and keep the promos limited. The closing segment was done really well and I have interest in the Fortune/EV 2.0 angle. The RVD/Abyss post match is a little silly since RVD would likely be dead if he lost all that blood. Regardless, this was a good show.
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