TNA Impact 2/4/2010
Written By: Bob Colling
Total Non-Stop Action presents Impact
Date: February 4th, 2010
From: Orlando, Florida
Announcers: Mike Tenay and Tazz
A video highlighting the recent events between Mick Foley and Eric Bischoff is shown. The video also highlights the AJ Styles/Kurt Angle feud and the screw job that took place. Syxx-Pac and Scott Hall attacking Angle is shown as well. The video continues with a highlight of the Jeff Jarrett/Mr. Anderson match last week.
“The Breaking of the Band”
TNA opening video
Mike Tenay and Tazz welcome everyone to the broadcast. Tenay says that we will fill two more spots in the 8 card stud tournament. TNA World Champion, TNA X-Division Champion and TNA Knockouts Champion are all in action this week.
Before the opening contest, Mr. Anderson introduces himself, as usual. Anderson says that Hulk Hogan said he is the future and since Hogan said so “it must be true”.
Opening Contest: Mr. Anderson defeated Brutus Magnus to advance in the 8 card stud tournament: Anderson with a knee to the midsection and few right hands. Magnus comes back with several right hands backing Anderson into the corner. Anderson with a drop toe hold and kicks Magnus on the mat. Anderson sends Magnus back first into the corner and continue his offense in the corner with several stomps. Magnus with a yakuza kick and a spinning back elbow. Magnus with a arm trap neck breaker for a near fall. Magnus goes for his finisher but Anderson gouges Magnus’s eyes and hit’s the Mic Check for the win. *
After the match, Anderson says “winner, winner chicken dinner” and repeats that he won the match.
Backstage, we see Mick Foley arriving to the Impact Zone. Foley gets out of a rather small car and begins to walk into the arena.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Kurt Angle. Angle wants to talk about Hulk Hogan who has his buddies attack him Angle says that Hogan is finally showing his true colors. “Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you.” Angle is going to be talking to Hogan tonight.
Mike Tenay and Tazz go over the show and what will be on it.
Eric Bischoff’s music hits and Bischoff makes his way down to the ring to a course of boos. Bischoff says that it great to be back here one more time. Bischoff says that Hogan made it clear that Foley has to make the effort to get on the same page with Bischoff. Bischoff says that decision is going to cost him dearly. Right on cue, Mick Foley’s music hits and Foley makes his way down to the ring to a good reception. Foley believes that there is something wrong with his mind and it is because he seemingly likes everyone but Eric Bischoff. Foley mentions Buff Bagwell, Paul Heyman, Jim Hellwig as examples of people he likes. However, he hates Bischoff’s guts. Foley says that Bischoff is everything he hates in the wrestling business. Tazz rips on Mike Adamle as a poor announcer. Foley can not stand Eric Bischoff. Bischoff says this is about Foley’s decision and not about their conflict. Foley loves working for TNA. Foley doesn’t want to have to answer to idiots like Bischoff. Foley has written down to names being Jeremy Borash and Abyss. Foley puts over Borash and all the things he has done for TNA. Bischoff says it is fine that Foley doesn’t want to get on his page. Bischoff says he has to “turn the page” and right the next chapter in this book. They both mention their books that have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Foley says that Bischoff hasn’t learned from his mistakes in WCW. Foley isn’t going to stand around and let Bischoff have fun with the lady he loves. The lady in this case is the company TNA. Bischoff mentions that he still has the future of Jeremy Borash and Abyss in his hands. Bischoff books Mick Foley against Kevin Nash in a No Disqualification match this week. Bischoff mentions that Foley attacked Nash two months ago. Bischoff taunts Foley and smiles in the ring as Foley is up the entrance ramp.
Backstage, Abyss and Jeremy Borash are watching on a monitor in the back. Abyss asks if he is going to be okay. Jeremy says that he just came back to get his last check. Borash tells Abyss that nothing has changed from the past ten years. Borash tells Abyss that “when Bischoff is around, no one is safe”. Abyss begins to yank his hair and continues to ask “what is going?!”.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Tara the TNA Knockouts Championship. Tara believes that Angelina Love is a new person now that she has returned. Tara knows that Love has her eye on the prize. Tara says that Love has earned her respect but will not win the championship tonight.
Second Contest: Matt Morgan/Hernandez defeated Team 3-D to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championships: Hernandez and Brother Ray start the match. They block attempted right hands from their opponents. Hernandez with a big shoulder block to knock Ray down. Hernandez misses a splash but Ray connects with a splash in the corner. Hernandez gets to the top rope but is slammed down by Ray. Ray drops an elbow and gets a near fall. Devon enters and works on Hernandez with right hands. Hernandez with one of his own and tags in Morgan who misses a clothesline. Devon with a clothesline and leg drop on Morgan for a two count. Morgan with a discus clothesline for a two count of his own. Hernandez enters and twists the head of Devon. Devon battles out but runs into Hernandez who gets a near fall. Hernandez places Devon on the top rope and goes for a superplex but Devon bites the forehead of Hernandez and hit’s a top rope flying head butt. Both men tag out and Ray delivers a few right hands to Morgan. Morgan battles back but is dropped by Ray with a German suplex. Ray with a fall away slam on Hernandez. Team 3-D with a back suplex/neck breaker combo on Morgan. Ray slams Hernandez and they for the “What’s Up” but the Nasty Boys come down and trip Devon off the top rope. Ray turns around and is hit with the Carbon Footprint from Morgan who picks up the win. **
After the match, the Nasty Boys go to attack Team 3-D but the tag team champions run down and run off the Nasty Boys. The champions and Team 3-D fist pound showing respect for each other.
– During the commercial we get a brief look at D’Angelo Dinero getting ready to face AJ Styles, late tonight!
Third Contest: Samoa Joe defeated Jesse Neal: Neal attacks Joe before the bell but runs right into a t-bone suplex. Joe with several blows in the corner and running back elbow followed by a leaping spin kick. Neal rakes the eyes of Joe to regain control of the match. Neal with a running forearm and goes to the middle rope. Neal misses a cross body as Joe simply walks away from the move. Joe with several open hand slap and a running high knee in the corner. Joe quickly sets Neal up and plants Neal with the Muscle Buster in the middle of the ring to pick up the win. ½*
Backstage, Christy Hemme catches up to Hulk Hogan in the back. Hemme tells Hogan that Angle believes Hogan set up the attack last week. Hogan says that he is easy to find and that he will be waiting to talk to him.
Fourth Contest: D’Angelo Dinero defeated TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles in a non-title match: Dinero with a wrist lock but is backed into the corner where Styles chops Dinero a few times. Dinero with a drop toe hold and follows up with a wrist lock. Dinero avoids a scoop slam with several elbow smashes and a right and. Dinero with a back body drop that causes Styles to bail to the floor. TNA goes to commercial. In a brief return from commercial, Styles is working on Dinero with a elbow to the neck. Back from the break, Styles continues with a elbow to the neck again. Styles with a nice dropkick as Flair struts on the floor. Styles stomps on Dinero and snaps Dinero throat first over the bottom rope. Styles works on Dinero with several chops and right hands in the corner. Styles with a fish hook as Dinero reaches the ropes. Styles chokes Dinero on the middle rope for a few seconds. Styles drives Dinero down with a snap suplex and gets a two count. Styles mounts Dinero with several right hands. Dinero with several right hands and a gets a sunset flip roll up for a near fall. Styles with a running back elbow to stop Dinero’s momentum. Styles with a chin lock in the middle of the ring. Styles yanks Dinero down by the hair as Dinero attempted to battle out of a headlock. Dinero with several right hands and a knock out punch. Dinero with a shoulder block but only gets a two count. Styles rakes Dinero in the eyes and connects with the Pele kick. Flair taunts Dinero and Styles misses a splash in the corner. Dinero misses a running attack as Styles was hung on the middle rope. Styles goes for a vertical suplex, but Dinero is able to drop down and rolls Styles up for the upset win! **¾
After the match, Styles and Flair beat down on Dinero in the corner. Samoa Joe runs down to the ring and delivers several right hands to Styles. Flair chops Joe who no sells the chop. Styles with a chop block as Joe stalks Flair. Styles and Flair work on Joe until Dinero gets up and helps Joe clean house. Security runs down and breaks up the brawl as we go to commercial.
Ric Flair has a microphone and asks Samoa Joe if he wants to die tonight. Flair says this is the new TNA and says that Joe will get his ass beat. Joe tells Flair to shut his mouth. Joe calls Styles a scumbag and says that Styles was a warrior and a man until he gave it all up for Flair, suites and hookers. Joe needs to remind Styles how to be a man and how to be a champion. Joe says that he is cashing in his title shot at Against All Odds. Joe wants Styles to sleep every night knowing that he is going to get his ass kicked by Joe. Joe and Pope leave the ring to attack Flair and styles.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Angelina Love. Love believes the Beautiful People will try to get involve. Love says that she taught them everything they know, but not everything she knows. Love wonders if the number three will be here lucky number. Love says that she is awesome at getting revenge.
Backstage, Eric Bischoff walks into a locker room where Kevin Nash and Eric Young are talking. Bischoff acts like he doesn’t know Eric Young. Bischoff needs Nash to destroy Mick Foley tonight. Nash brings up that Hall and Pac do not have contracts. Bischoff says they are screw ups and that is why they do not have contracts. Bischoff tells Nash he can be like them or beat up Foley tonight.
A video going over the announcement of the Foley/Nash match is shown. We get video of the attack by Foley on Nash two months ago.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Mick Foley. Foley says that he will be lacing up some new shoes tonight. Foley says there are literally buckets of bad blood between himself and Kevin Nash. Foley says the more he thinks of Nash the more he gets riled up. Abyss comes over and is worried about losing his job. Abyss wants to make sure Foley is going to compete tonight. Foley wants Abyss to stay in the back no matter what. Abyss eventually promises he will stay in the back no matter what.
Fifth Contest: Kurt Angle defeated Tomko to advance in the 8 card stud tournament: Angle with a quick German suplex but Tomko comes back with a big boot. Angle with a head butt and clothesline Tomko to the floor. Angle sends Tomko face first into the ring steps. Tomko with a snap scoop slam back in the ring. Tomko with a running clothesline in the corner and sends Angle shoulder first into the ring post. Tomko with a power slam for a near fall. Tomko with a weak chin lock. Tomko with a modified spin buster and goes to the apron. Tomko to the top rope but Angle gets up and runs up the ropes connecting with a overhead suplex. Angle with a series of German suplexs. Tomko battles out but misses a attack in the corner. Angle hit’s the Angle Slam moments later but Tomko kicks out. Tomko with a clothesline to regain control of the match. Tomko misses a big boot and Angle takes Tomko down with several German suplexs. Angle locks in the ankle lock and sits down in the middle of the ring. Tomko hangs on for a moment but ends up tapping out. **½
Backstage, Tara and Angelina Love are walking to the ring.
A video highlighting the UK tour is shown.
A video going over the feud between Mick Foley, Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash.
Backstage, Kevin Nash enters Hulk Hogan’s office. Nash tells Hogan that he is on the team and begs Hogan to give Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac one more chance. Hogan says that Nash has the chance to distance himself from them. Nash says that they need him now more than ever. Nash will do what he needs to tonight but wants Hogan to keep a open mind. Nash leaves the office.
A video going over the feud between the Beautiful People and Angelina Love.
Sixth Contest: Tara defeated Angelina Love to retain the TNA Knockouts Championship: Tara with a headlock takedown in the early moments of the match. Love with a head scissors but Tara bridges into a cover but only gets a two count. Love with a backslide but Tara kicks out as well. Back from a commercial, Love has a hammerlock on Tara and drops a knee to Tara’s arm. Tara has a nipple slip so there is a blur on the television. Tara misses a shoulder in the corner but rolls through a roll up. Tara with a spinning side slam and gets a near fall. Love misses a boot but rolls through the Widows Peak. Tara manages to comeback with a rollup and pins Love to retain the title. ½*
After the match, Tara helps Love up and shakes her hand. The Beautiful People run down to the ring and attack Angelina Love. Tara takes a moment but helps Love by hitting the Beautiful People with right hands. Tara and Angelina Love stand tall in the ring.
Outside the arena, Scott Hall and Syxx Pac are sneaking their way into the arena.
Backstage, Kurt Angle storms into Hulk Hogan’s office. Angle wants Hogan to explain himself as to why he can shake his hand and then have his buddies attack him. Hogan doesn’t seem to understand Angle’s logic. Angle says that Angle has a bad temper and that he hopes Angle doesn’t lose anymore opportunities because of his temper. Angle doesn’t trust Hogan and tells Hogan that he isn’t going to screw with Angle. Angle gives Hogan one last warning. Hogan tells Angle to leave his office and Angle leaves angry.
Main Event: Kevin Nash defeated Mick Foley in a no disqualification match: Foley brought a barbed wire bat while Nash as a trash full of kendo stick and chairs. Nash blocks the barbed wire bat shots with the trash can. Nash picks up a chair and continues to block the shots. Nash hits Foley in the legs with a hockey stick and goes to rub the barbed wire bat into the face of Foley but Foley prevents that from happening with a low blow. Foley with a running forearm shot to knock Nash down. Foley sends Nash into the guard railing and rams Nash into the apron. Foley with several right hands on the floor. Foley has a picture frame it looks like but hesitates. This allows Nash to hit Foley with a simple big boot and wins the match. DUD
After the match, it is revealed that the picture of Abyss and Foley was in the frame. Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac enter the ring and begin to attack.. Kevin Nash! Pac and Hall beat down both Nash and Foley. Hall and Pac simply leave the ring, without any security or anything. Hall and Pac play into the camera as Nash and Foley are left laying as TNA goes off the air.
End of show.
My Take: Well, I am not a fan of heel vs. heel matches when the fans actually hate both men involved. You look at this past Sundays Royal Rumble and the match with Orton/Sheamus the idea worked because the fans actually like Orton. The Anderson/Magnus match was simple and boring to me. A lot of punches and kicks, but Magnus actually got some moves in. No surprise that the “biggest acquisition in TNA history” goes over here.
The Bischoff/Foley feud seems to be going well, but their wasn’t any real need for a long segment. We get it that Foley either joins you or he faces the consequences. Foley/Nash is a poor main event, though.
A pretty decent tag team title match I thought. Things were just picking up until the Nasty Boys got involved. I still feel that Morgan and Hernandez need to be used as singles wrestlers and not as a thrown together tag team. If you are trying to elevate those two, then why put them into a tag team? Especially considering you broke up a popular tag team in LAX.
Samoa Joe just got a simple squash match this week, and that is fine to try and rebuild the dominance of Joe. I think that Jesse Neal and Tomko have a similar look and would be a interesting tag team. Dinero/Styles was a pretty good match for a television match. A good finish as well that doesn’t really hurt Styles as it can be put over as a fluke win. Dinero is really getting over with the crowd and it makes me wonder why he jobbed to Orlando Jordan several weeks ago. Samoa Joe/AJ Styles at Against All Odds will be good, but it has been done plenty of times.
I was NOT a fan of Eric Bischoff ripping on Eric Young the way he did. Saying that you will not remember the name of one of the better young heels in your company is not a good thing. That really bugged me. I’m also not a fan of a whining Abyss. He is just a joke to me nowadays.
Angle/Tomko was a pretty good match that kept going and never really slowed down. I wasn’t expecting anything good, but it was entertaining for what it was. The most interesting thing of Angelina Love/Tara’s match was that Tara didn’t realize her nipple was hanging out for more than half the match.
A horrible main event in my opinion. I did like the follow up on the picture of Abyss and Foley which prevented Foley from using it. But, for a NO DQ match, the match sucked. Also, to have Foley lose because of a big boot is ridiculous. How am I suppose to believe a guy who has kicked out of being driven through the top of a cage crashing through the mat to losing to a big boot? Pathetic.
Overall, this show was actually pretty good. We got WRESTLING for once and I really enjoyed that. Not a lot of Hogan this week which is a good sign. Thumbs up for his weeks Impact.
Thanks for reading.