TNA Impact 3/4/2010
Written By: Bob Colling
Total Non-Stop Action presents Impact
Date: March 4th, 2010
From: Orlando, Florida
Announcers: Mike Tenay and Tazz
A video highlighting the recent events between AJ Styles, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan and Abyss is shown. Hogan announcing that he will tag with Abyss to take on AJ Styles and Ric Flair on March 8th is the last seen.
“Never say Never”
TNA opening video
Mike Tenay and Tazz welcome everyone to the show. Tenay promotes the tag match this Monday briefly.
TNA World Champion AJ Styles (w/two women) and Ric Flair (w/two women) make their way down to the ring. Flair says that he is overwhelmed by all of Styles talent. Flair mentions that they have had a week to think about what happened last week with Hulk Hogan. Flair wants Hogan to come down to the ring and apologize to Hogan about what happened. Flair wants to give Hogan a gift and to “give back” to the Hulkster and TNA. Hogan’s music hits and Hogan comes down to the ring with Abyss by his side. Flair wants to know if he can assume this will be peaceful. Flair doesn’t want Hogan to beat him up and wants to know if he can talk to Hogan. Flair tells Hogan he is going to set him up and allow Hogan to have either one or all four of them. Abyss however gets none of them. Hogan says that he doesn’t want anything from Flair, basically. Hogan says that he made a oath to the boys in the back without lacing up his boots and getting back in the ring. Hogan calls Styles a “wannabe Ric Flair”. Hogan tells them in four days he and Abyss will be taking them to school. Hogan has one question for them and that is “what are you going to do…”. Abyss cuts him off and finished it off by saying “when Hulk Hogan and Abyssamania run all over you”. Flair tells Hogan that he is looking forward to fighting Hogan. Flair mentions that he has never been able to beat Hogan on national television. Styles chimes in and says that the times have changed and that he is the king, not Hogan. Styles questions Hogan’s logic to get in the ring with AJ Styles. Styles suggests that they leave, and Flair says they will seem them Monday. Eric Bischoff’s music hits and Bischoff is at the top of the ramp. Bischoff says that Styles has some business to take care of tonight. Bischoff announces that Styles will be defending the TNA World Championship against Abyss, D’Angelo Dinero and Desmond Wolfe in a fatal four way match! Flair and Styles say that Bischoff can not do that.
Mike Tenay and Tazz once again promote the tag team main event scheduled for the live Impact on March 8th.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Desmond Wolfe. Wolfe says that if someone shuts a door on his face then he kicks the door open. Wolfe also says that he will do whatever it takes to win a match. Wolfe calls Styles a “model champion”. Wolfe says that he doesn’t need to beat the man to be the man as he can beat Abyss and “Poop” Dinero. Chelsea chimes and says that she wants Abyss’s ring. Wolfe says that whatever Chelsea wants, Chelsea gets.
Backstage, Eric Bischoff references the XFL attempt to compete against the NFL and calls it a bad idea. Jeff Jarrett enters and says that having to flip burgers, didn’t bother him. Jarrett tells Bischoff that he isn’t going anywhere. Jarrett wants to get back to TNA business. Bischoff says that walked into the restroom and he realized that Jarrett is the man to unclog things in TNA. Bischoff gets a plunger and wants Jarrett to unclog the toilets. Jarrett tells Bischoff that he is looking at the best TNA janitor.
Opening Contest: Beer Money Inc defeated TNA World Tag Team Championships Hernandez/Matt Morgan, Generation Me and MCMG: Jeremy and Sabin start the match off. Sabin arm drags Jeremy down and MCMG double team Jeremy with a dropkick by Sabin as Shelley held the chin of Jeremy. Max enters and moonsault the arm of Shelley and Jeremy double stomps the arm of Shelley. Shelley stops Jeremy with a right hand and tags in Sabin. Jeremy with a elevated neck breaker and Max connects with a slingshot swanton bomb. Sabin hits Max with a kick and Hernandez tags in running into a big boot from Max. Hernandez with a military press slam taking Max down. Hernandez goes for a slingshot but Morgan tags himself in. Morgan grabs Max and stops Jeremy off the top going for a double choke slam. James Storm is stopped with a big boot and Morgan choke slams both Generation Me. Morgan taunts Hernandez and is met with a super kick from Storm who proceeds to pin Morgan for the win. **¼
Backstage, Eric Bischoff is with Sean Morley and Slick Johnson. Bischoff says that Morley is perfect for the job he has for Morley. Bischoff books Morley to take on Jarrett in a falls count anywhere contest. Bischoff wants Morley to finish Jarrett off for him. Bischoff says “we will see how tough Jeff Jarrett really is”.
Jeff Jarrett is mopping the floors in the bathroom.
Backstage, Kurt Angle enters Hogan’s office. Angle says that he has a problem and wants to be able to take out Styles and Flair on Monday. Angle talks about Hogan’s “amazing job” since coming into TNA. Angle says that Hogan is to important to go out there. Angle wants to do his job. Hogan tells Angle that this is his “last shot” and wants to get some respect. Hogan needs to earn the respect for himself and shakes Angle’s hand.
A video of Mick Foley etiquette school lesson is shown. Foley showcases his walk which is more of a strut. Foley is just cracking jokes throughout the whole lesson. Foley assures the lady that people like him and that he doesn’t scare them.
Backstage, Sean Morley storms the bathroom with the referee and beats down Jarrett. Morley sends Jarrett into a stall door.
Second Contest: Sean Morley defeated Jeff Jarrett in a falls count anywhere match: Morley is beating down Jeff Jarrett in the bathroom sending Jarrett into walls. Morley covers Jarrett but Jarrett kicks out. Jarrett asks what the hell is going on, the ref tells him. Morley slams the bathroom door into the left shoulder of Jarrett. Morley stomps the door onto the shoulder of Jarrett. Morley covers Jarrett and picks up the win, in the men’s bathroom. *
Backstage, D’Angelo Dinero is interviewed by Christy Hemme. Hemme mentions Dinero’s title shot at Lockdown and the attack several weeks ago on his ankle. Dinero says that Styles and Flair tried to take him out, but they clearly didn’t get the job done. Dinero says that he is doctor must not be happy with him being here. Dinero is digging Hulk Hogan as he is involved in the TNA World Championship match. Dinero says that he is going walking out the new champion. Dinero warns Flair that if he gets involved he will deliver a pimp slap.
A video promoting the British Invasion is shown. The split up of the group is shown as well. Magnus has been putting Terry down for a few weeks now.
Third Contest: TNA Global Champion Rob Terry defeated TNA X-Division Champion Doug Williams: Williams slaps Terry and is shoved down. Terry press slams Williams down. Terry with a bear hug but Williams bites the forehead of Terry. Terry knocks Williams down with a standing side kick. Williams avoids a running power slam. Moments later, Williams runs right into a spine buster. Terry covers and picks up the win. *
After the match, Brutus Magnus enters the ring and beats down Rob Terry. Magnus is telling Terry that he is to never turn his back on him. Williams holds Terry to allow Magnus to deliver a running big boot right to the chin.
Backstage, Jeff Jarrett is getting worked on by a doctor. Eric Bischoff sneaks in and yanks on Jarrett’s injured shoulder. Jarrett is sick of the games and wants things to go back to business. Bischoff gave Jarrett a match, but Jarrett wanted it in the ring. Bischoff calls Jarrett a picky guy. Bischoff tells Jarrett that he hopes he heals fast and that Jarrett will compete again later tonight.
Ken Anderson is shown dressed up as Kurt Angle and appears to be heading to the ring.
Another part of Mick Foley’s etiquette training is shown. Foley plugs his new book “Countdown to Lockdown” but his teacher only reads classics. Foley is having a difficult time with these lessons. Foley showcases Mr. Socko as he own napkin.
A video highlighting the Anderson/Angle match from TNA Against All Odds last month is shown. The video also shows Angle’s promo from two weeks ago and Anderson mocking him.
Kurt Angle’s music hits, but Mr. Anderson comes out dressed up as Angle with a loser sign hanging from his neck. Anderson mocks Angle by saying that he is the greatest wrestler in the world today. Anderson also talks about Angle being the most injury prone wrestler in the world today. Anderson mockingly says that he has broken his neck for the seventeenth time. Anderson says he has broken his neck walking his dog, tying his shoe, taking a crap, drinking a yahoo, and one time at band camp. Anderson (as Angle) cuts a promo on Anderson. Anderson says that he doesn’t care about the troops and that it is a ploy to get sympathy. Kurt Angle makes his way out and storms the ring. Anderson and Angle trade right hands with Angle getting the better of it. Anderson bails to the floor and throws a cup into the face of Angle to gain the advantage. Anderson pulls down the straps and hit’s the Angle Slam in the ring. Anderson flings the bald cap into the face of Angle who is laid out. Anderson has the warrior medal and takes it to the back with him.
Backstage, Abyss walks into Hulk Hogan in the hallway. Abyss apologizes to Hogan and asks how he is. Abyss says that he isn’t proud of his childhood. Hogan tries to tell Abyss he doesn’t need to go this direction. Abyss talks about how his mother never allowed him to watch television, but he always snuck upstairs to watch Hogan on television. Abyss talks about his mother getting a ticket to a show at the Richmond Coliseum. Hogan says that he knew that Abyss was watching him and that he gave him his power. Abyss says that when Hogan’s blood was on his arm it really affected him. Abyss talks about the ring and says that he can take care of AJ and Flair by himself. Hogan tells Abyss that he has the same blood bleeding through his veins as himself. Hogan assures Abyss that it isn’t his fault what happened last week. Hogan says that Abyss is going to protect him so he knows everything is going to be okay. Hogan says that everyone believes in Abyss now because he has the ring. Hogan hugs Abyss saying that he loves him.
Mike Tenay and Tazz hype up the tag team main event for March 8th live on Spike TV.
A vide highlighting the feud between the Beautiful People and Angelina Love.
Video of Angelina Love being attacked by the Beautiful People during her photo shoot. Angelina was whipped as she was held by Lacey. Lacey thinks that Angelina was being beaten up but Velvet disagreed so she kept on doing so for a moment.
Angelina Love makes her way down to the ring and calls out Velvet Sky. Sky appears with a belt and taunts Love. Love sends Sky face first into the walkway and guard railing. Love again sends Sky into the railing and sends her into the ring. Love with a bicycle kick and looks at the belt. Love grabs the belt and whips Madison Rayne who ran down to the ring. Lacey Von Erich hits Love with the ugly stick and this allows Sky to again whip Love in the middle of the ring. The Beautiful People laugh at a fallen Angelina Love.
Backstage, Bubba the Love Sponge is in Hulk Hogan’s office. Bubba talks about having to take care of Hogan’s body of the past several weeks. Bubba calls Hogan a liar and says that Hogan shouldn’t end up in a wheelchair. Bubba is trying to convince Hogan to not compete. Bubba asks what Hogan is thinking because he has nothing to prove. Bubba wants Hogan to think about it. Bubba leaves as Hogan appears to be thinking it over.
The third part of the etiquette lesson for Mick Foley is shown. Foley is being taught how to say hello and goodbye to people.
A video going over the recent feud between Kevin Nash/Eric Young and the Band.
Kevin Nash and Eric Young will be speaking live on Monday night.
Fourth Contest: Jeff Jarrett defeated Tomko: Tomko with a side headlock and a shoulder block to knock Jarrett down. Tomko with a series of shoulder blocks to the injured left shoulder of Jarrett. Jarrett with right hands but avoids a attack in the corner. Tomko goes to the apron and wrenches Jarrett’s arm under the top rope. Jarrett with a few right hands but Tomko drops down and Jarrett is hurting. Jarrett with a kick and leaps onto the back of Tomko as he was across the middle rope. Tomko meets Jarrett with a clothesline and gets a near fall. Tomko stomps on the shoulder of Jarrett and keeps control of the contest. Tomko with a single arm breaker DDT and gets a near fall, again. Jarrett comes back with a tornado DDT reversing a power slam. Jarrett with several punches in the corner but is stopped with a atomic drop. Jarrett rolls Tomko out of the corner and picks up the win. *½
After the match, Eric Bischoff is disappointed with the outcome.
Backstage, Eric Bischoff is talking to Hulk Hogan. Bischoff wants to talk this through. Bischoff says that Hogan is the guy who is making this all happen. Bischoff says there is too much to risk. Hogan wants to know what shot they have if he doesn’t do it. Hogan reminds Bischoff that they said they were going to go to the top or bottom together. Hogan says that if he doesn’t do what is right, their isn’t any respect or tomorrow. Hogan talks about giving Abyss everything he worked for. Hogan asks Bischoff what he would do if he was in the same position. Bischoff tells Hogan that he is with Hogan and leaves the room.
Footage of the attack on Dinero’s ankle from two weeks is shown.
Main Event: AJ Styles defeated D’Angelo Dinero, Desmond Wolfe and Abyss to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Styles and Dinero start the contest. Styles with several punches and chops to control Dinero. Dinero kicks Styles off into the corner and tags in Abyss. Abyss and Wolfe enter. Abyss sits down on Wolfe as he attempted a sunset flip attempt. Abyss goes for a double choke slam on Wolfe and Styles but is unable to. Abyss with a double clothesline and a side slam on Wolfe for a near fall. Styles and Wolfe and clotheslined to the floor by Dinero and Abyss as we go commercial. Abyss and Wolfe are brawling on the floor as Styles is punching Dinero in the ring. Dinero with a few quick shots to stop Styles. Styles with a chop block to the knee of Dinero as Flair distracted Dinero. Flair has a chair and hits Dinero on the ankle several times. Styles locks in the figure four in the middle of the ring but Dinero refuses to give up. Dinero tells the referee he will not give up. The referee proceeds to ring the bell as it was a “judgment call”. **
After the match, Desmond Wolfe enters and beats down Dinero with Flair and Styles. Abyss has recovered and beats down Wolfe and Styles. Flair has a barbed wire bat and hits Abyss across the back. Flair hits Abyss a few times. Wolfe holds Abyss to allow Styles and Flair to get a few more shots in. Hulk Hogan comes down to the ring and blocks a barbed wire bat shot from Flair. Hogan hits Flair with the barbed wire bat! Flair has been busted wide open, and Hogan hits Flair again with the bat. Hogan with several right hands in the corner. Security runs down but Hogan and Abyss knock all of them out. Dave Taylor and Simon Diamond have entered the ring seemingly stopping the attack.
Hulk Hogan has a microphone and tells a bloody Flair that this is just a sample of what will happen on Monday. Dinero wants Styles, Flair and Wolfe to comeback to the ring, but that doesn’t happen.
End of show
My Take: The opening segment really didn’t do anything for me. I really think that having the same people open up the show every week, talking about the same stuff kinda gets boring and annoying. Well, at least for me it does. There is only so much a person can take. The four way match sure did seem to have a lot of promise to be a good match, I thought.
Solid promo by Desmond Wolfe. So, his lady wants the ring but there is zero actual attempt to get the ring? What was the point of highlighting that statement then?
Personally, I feel like Bischoff needs to stop taking shots at McMahon and put on a better product.
That four way tag match could have been so much better, if it was actually given time to develop. The fact that Beer Money Inc barely got involved and yet won, is a joke to me. I’m waiting for MCMG and Generation Me to get fifteen mintues to showcase what they can do in the ring. Hernandez and Morgan are clearly breaking up with Morgan being the cocky heel.
I really thought the Morely/Jarrett segment was nicely done. However, I doubt they will follow up on Morely actually defeating Jarrett or anything involving the segment. But, who knows maybe they will.
Well, it is always good to make the X-Division champion look good. Oh wait…
I didn’t really think all those segments involving Foley needed to be aired on one show. Could have spaced them out over the next couple of weeks. The first one was good, but it got old to me rather quickly.
Ken Anderson was funny this week. However, for the second time Angle intiates the brawl and gets his ass kicked again? Anderson is being built rather strong, and the eventual match with Angle should be pretty good. I wonder if they will hold off until Lockdown for the match, though.
This whole Abyss/Hogan storyline just gets lamer by the week.
Velvet Sky is one annoying screamer. Perhaps that is why Shane Helms is no longer with her? Anyway, the story makes sense and it is going along nicely. Just another beat down on Love which isn’t anything new.
Wow, Tomko can’t beat a guy who got his shoulder “destroyed” an hour before his match? Clearly, Tomko is not seen in high regard by Bischoff and Hogan.
The fatal four way main event really need more time to develop into anything good. Dinero losing the match is understandable considering his ankle injury. I just hope this doesn’t diminish the hype or importance for the Lockdown match. Dinero has the excuse so it shouldn’t hurt him to much.
Overall, this week wasn’t any good to me. The matches that could have been good weren’t given enough time to reach anything interesting or entertaining, really. Hopefully, TNA gives us wrestling on Monday and not nine straight non-wrestling segments in row.
Thanks for reading.