TNA iMPACT Report – January 14th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider.com
We start off tonight with a look back at the new faces in TNA.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘The Love Professor’ Tenay and ‘The Human Love Machine’ Taz.
Match Number One: Generation Me versus The Motor City Machine Guns
Sabin and Max start things off and Sabin works on the arm but Max with a reversal and Sabin with an arm drag and drop toe hold. Shelley tags in and they hit a double team move. Jeremy gets involved and they kick Jeremy. Sabin with a snap mare to Max. Shelley tags back in and he hits a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Shelley chops Max while we see ‘The Band’ walking in the split screen.
Sabin tags in and they Irish whip Max into the corner. Max with a springboard neck whip from the turnbuckles after sending Shelley to the floor. Jeremy is tagged in and he hits a drop kick that knocks Shelley to the floor. Jeremy with a reverse atomic drop to Sabin followed by a baseball slide to Shelley. Jeremy with a springboard X Factor for a nea fall. Sabin with an enzuigiri to Jeremy but Max with a kick and then they hit a double back breaker followed by a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Sabin with a kick to Jeremy and then he tags in Shelley who hits a missile thrust kick to Max from the turnbuckles. Max with a spear to Shelley and then they hit a double team frog splash and moonsault for a near fall. Jeremy charges into Shelley’s boot and then he hits a Flatline on Max into the turnbuckles. Sabin sends Jeremy to the floor and then he hits a back kick but then the Machine Guns with a dominator neck breaker combination but Jeremy breaks up the cover. Sabin misses a pescado on Jeremy and then Jeremy with a super kick to Shelley. Jeremy with a 450 splash followed by a moonsault from Max for the three count.
Winners: Generation Me
We go to the Team 3D locker room and the Nasty Boys are still messing things up in there. There is a knock at the door and someone wants to enter. We go to commercial.
We are back and we go to comments from Hulk Hogan talking about the match between Kurt Angle and A.J. Styles. Hogan says that this will be Angle’s last shot at the TNA Title this year. Hogan says that one of the biggest impact players in wrestling will be at Genesis and everyone will be surprised.
Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring. Angle addresses A.J. and says that he wants to give credit where credit is due. When A.J. won the title last year, he proved that it was no fluke. When he beat Kurt last week, A.J. proved that Sting handed him nothing. Angle says that he gave A.J. everything last week and A.J. was the better man. Angle says that A.J. was the better man on that one night. When two great athletes get in the ring
, you win some and you lose some. Angle says that the man who gets the last big win is the real champion. At Genesis, that man will be him.
A.J.’s music plays and he comes to the ring. A.J. tells Kurt that he can appreciate Angle coming out here and taking his loss like a man. He says that Kurt made no excuses and he can appreciate this. A.J. says that it if this was a series of matches, they each would have won some. After the war was over, A.J. says that he would be the one with the title. A.J. agrees with what Hulk said about how everyone wants to see them do it one more time. A.J. reminds Kurt that this is Angle’s last shot at the title in 2010.
Kurt tells A.J. that it is good news because he will only need one more shot at the title. They shake hands and hug.
Mike and Taz talk about the title match that has been made official for Genesis.
We see a masked man on the ramp and he attacks A.J. and sends A.J. into the guardrails. They are now in the ring and he hits a short arm clothesline. He takes off the mask and it is Tomko. Tomko leaves the ring and walks up the ramp as we go to commercial.
We are back and in case you don’t remember what happened a few minutes ago.
Christy Hemme is in the back with The Band. Bubba the Love Sponge takes the mic from Christy and it is time for a heel interview. Bubba wants to know where Mick Foley is. Nash reminds Bubba that the band is back and they have all new material. Hall says that they are running the show right now. Bubba wants to know where Foley is. Hall says that what happens in the back happens in the back. Bubba realizes that the interview is not working so we return to the Impact Zone for a match.
Before our next match, Velvet and Madison see Angelina Love in the crowd and they hug. Lacey is not really too excited to see Angelina and she waves.
Match Number One: Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky with Lacey Von Erich and their synchronized dance routine versus Hamada and Awesome Kong in a Non Title Match
Velvet and Hamada start off and they lock up and Hamada backs Velvet into the ropes and breaks. Velvet with punches to Hamada and then she chokes Hamada. Velvet with an Irish whip and a splash into the corner followed by a bulldog for a near fall. Madison tags in and she connects with a shoulder in the corner. Velvet tags back in and she chokes Hamada. Madison tags back in and they worry too much about mocking Kong instead of a double side Russian leg sweep. Hamada tags in Kong and then she hits a splash in the corner on both. Kong with an Awesome Bomb for the three count on Madison.
Winners: Hamada and Awesome Kong
After the match, Angelina comes into the ring and she pulls Lacey down by the hair and hits a spear on Velvet. Angelina kicks Lacey and then knocks Velvet out of the ring. Angelina Irish whips Velvet into the guardrail. Angelina goes up the ramp despite not being on the roster.
A.J. Styles storms into Hogan’s office and he wants to see Hogan but Eric Bischoff is in there. He tells A.J. to take a deep breath and says that Hogan is taking care of some business. A.J. points out that Tomko has revealed himself and he wants to take care of Tomko tonight. Eric says that he knows that A.J. is upset and he understands A.J.’s behavior. Eric says that A.J. represents TNA and he wants to know what A.J. wants him to do. A.J. says that he wants Tomko tonight. Eric wants to make sure that A.J. understands what he is considering with a match against Kurt Angle on Monday. Eric asks A.J. if he needs revenge. Eric tells A.J. that he needs a main event and for the main event to mean something, he wants to know if A.J. is willing to put the title on the line. A.J. tells Eric to book it and the match is made. A.J. leaves and Eric says that he loves that kid.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Storm and Roode are looking for Eric Bischoff. We go back to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash knocks on Hogan’s office door and Eric tells him to come in. Eric is on the phone saying that he is looking forward to seeing the person on the phone next week. Jeremy talks about what happened last week with Mick Foley and he says that he understands what happened. Jeremy asks Eric where Foley is. Eric reminds Borash that he was the one who let Foley into the building. He blames Jeremy for what happened to Foley. Bischoff tells Borash to take responsibility for what happened to Foley. He tells Jeremy that he doesn’t know where Foley is and doesn’t care. He also tells Jeremy that if he does anything to affect the integrity of the show, it will be Borash’s last day in the building.
Storm and Roode enter the office and they say that they have a problem with Eric’s boys. Bischoff says that Hall, Nash, and Waltman are not his boys. Storm says that they did not appreciate being attacked by them. He wants to face Hall and Nash at Genesis. Eric takes Storm’s beer and he takes a sip. Eric says that if they want Hall and Nash, he will get back to them.
Lethal and Creed come to the ring for their match, Bobby Lashley attacks Creed and rolls him into the ring. Lashley sends Lethal into the ring steps. Lashley with a spinebuster to Creed and Kristal claps approvingly at Bobby’s work. Lashley with a Dominator.
Kristal comes into the ring and she wants to know if they have Eric’s attention. She says that she hasn’t received the meeting with Hulk Hogan yet and until she gets the meeting, the entire roster will be destroyed one by one. Kristal tells Eric to have an exquisite evening.
Match Number Three: Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed versus Team 3D with an axe
They pick up Creed and hit the 3D for the three count.
Winners: Team 3D
Ray gets on the mic after the match and he points out that they were in front of 50,000 people in the Tokyo Dome. He says that after the match, the first thing out of the media’s mouths were about what happened on Impact. He says that the Japanese press had to tell them about what the Nasty Boys did to their locker room. Ray wants to know where the Nasty Boys have been for the past ten years. So Hogan comes to TNA and the Nasty Boys ride his coat tails into the front door. Ray wonders how Hogan can walk with the Nasty Boys on his coat tails. Ray says that they couldn’t even get into their locker room and they had to get dressed in the locker room like young boys. They are ready to take back the locker room and they are going to take care of the Nasty Boys. Ray and Devon go to the back.
We go to a camera in the back that is following Team 3D and Ray uses the axe to break into their locker room. They see the carnage and wonder what the smell is in their. The Nasty Boys attack Team 3D. Knobbs welcomes Team 3D to Nastyville.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a video package where Tomko says that he was the one who made Styles what he is today. He says that A.J. has forgotten about that.
Sean Morley comes to the ring and he is wearing clothes to prove that he is no longer Val Venis. He still uses the same voice and he says that he is here. He says that Sean Morley and TNA were made for each other. He says that he used to make his living with a different kind of T&A and it required for him to use a stage name for the type of movies he was in. He says that those days are over. He says that he is now an artiste behind the lens. He says that he is a producer, director, and distributor of the most creative films ever made. He says that everything fell together when he walked in last week. He says that TNA was poised to explode. He says that they were missing the one thing to take them into the mainstream. He says that they need a film division. That is where he comes in. TNA Films presents a Sean Morley Production. He says that he will not be creating any movie. They will be works of art. They will not be the kind that go direct to video.
Daniels interrupts Morley and he comes to the ring. Daniels says that he did not want to interrupt Sean but he wanted to be the first to welcome him to the new day in TNA. He says that he has a screenplay idea for Morley. He says that it is a bit edgy but he thinks that Sean is the type who can do it. He talks about an honorable hero who deals with a sleazebag. Then there are a few twists and turns. In the end, the sleazebag ends in the gutter where he belongs. Daniels gives Morley an STO and then he kicks him. Daniels with an uranage and then he hits the BME.
Daniels says that Morley wants to bring art to TNA, it will be done over his dead body. Daniels tells Morley to take his brand of crap and get out of his company. He says that Morley offends him and everything makes him sick. Daniels says that he did not fight his way back up top to deal with his type of art. Daniels says that Morley will pay the price. He punches Morley but Morley punches back and he hits a clothesline and back elbow. Morley clotheslines Daniels over the top rope to the floor.
Since Tara and ODB will meet again at Genesis, we have a video package with their comments.
Jeff Jarrett is walking in the back and he has a man in a suit with sunglasses accompanying him. We go to commercial.
Matt Morgan and Hernandez are stretching in the back as they get ready for their match. We go to back to commercial.
Match Number Four: Matt Morgan and Hernandez versus James Storm and Robert Roode
Storm and Hernandez start things off and they lock up with Hernandez sending Storm to the mat. Storm punches Hernandez and then he sends Storm to the apron. Storm with a kick to the back of the head followed by a clothesline. Roode tags in and they hit a double suplex and it is time for them to dance and give their team name. Morgan tags in and gives them a double clothesline when they turn around. Morgan with a knee to Roode and then it is time for the elbow pads to fly before we get some elbows. Morgan with a splash into the corner and then he hits a side slam on Roode for a near fall. Roode with a knee and elbow to the head before he tags Storm back in. Hernandez makes the blind tag and he hits a flying shoulder tackle to Storm and Roode. Morgan throws Storm out of the ring. Roode with chops and then Hernandez with a pounce to Roode. Hernandez with the plancha to Storm and Roode.
Rob Terry attacks Hernandez from behind and the referee calls for the bell. Morgan punches Terry and they fight to the back.
Roode and Storm want to know what happened. Sean Waltman and Kevin Nash make their way to the ring and Scott Hall is bringing up the rear. Waltman is attacked by Roode and Storm. Nash and Hall enter and they use the numbers advantage and work over Storm and Roode. Waltman with kicks and punches to Roode while Hall and Nash work over Storm. Roode tries to take on all three men but they fail. Security finally makes their way into the ring and Hall takes care of security while Nash stands there.
Eric Bischoff’s music plays and we go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Eric Bischoff telling Storm and Roode to be careful what they wish for because the next round is on them. At least that happened during commercial.
Eric is in the ring with Hall, Nash, and Waltman. He says that he doesn’t know what he is going to do with them. He says that last week it was Foley and this week it is Storm and Roode. Waltman tells Eric that is what they told him to do. Eric says that he is going to make a match. Hall wants to drink their beer. It is official, Hall and Nash versus Storm and Roode.
Sting is in the rafters.
It is time for more Time with Tomko as he talks about how A.J.’s star rose while he was hurt. Tomko says that A.J. never returned his calls so he was going to come back to remind A.J. of his role in TNA.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we go back to the video tape of Sting watching the events below. We get a close up.
D’Angelo Dinero is at the announce table with Mike and Taz.
Match Number Five: Desmond Wolfe versus Samoa Joe
They lock up and Joe sends Wolfe into the turnbuckles and he punches Desmond followed by a kick. Joe with an Irish whip and a running back elbow followed by an enzuigiri. Wolfe with a European uppercut followed by a forearm but Joe with a power slam for a near fall. Joe puts Wolfe in the choke but Wolfe backs Joe into the turnbuckles. Joe with an uranage when Wolfe charges into the corner. Joe with a head butt followed by punches. Wolfe counters the uranage and then he hits a hammer lock DDT. Wolfe with a running European uppercut. Wolfe with an Irish whip and Joe with an elbow and kick. Joe goes to the turnbuckles but Desmond with a head butt to the midsection. Wolfe with a double thrust to Joe on the turnbuckles. Wolfe tries for the Tower of London and Joe has Wolfe in the Choke but Wolfe with the Tower of London for the three count.
Winner: Desmond Wolfe
After the match, So Cal Val makes her return to the Impact Zone to dress Desmond. Desmond says that if he can beat Joe, he tells Dinero to think what he can do to him.
A limo arrives in the back and Ric Flair is only 91 minutes late this week. We go to commercial.
We are back and Tomko talks about his decision to put on the mask to attack A.J. Styles. Tomko talks about how he was on A.J.’s side to drop his defenses.
Jeff Jarrett arrives with his man with sunglasses and Hulk Hogan is with Eric Bischoff. Jarrett says that he wants to talk about the company that he founded and built. Jarrett says that this is between him and Hulk. Jarrett says that the young guys aren’t worth a damn and never will be. Jarrett says that there isn’t enough talent in the company to fill a coffee cup. Jarrett says that he will not stand for this. Jarrett says that he has his attorney with him because he wants him to hear every word that is said. Jarrett says that Hogan was close to crossing the line for defamation.
Bischoff says that he is sick and tired of hearing Jarrett talking about the company that he founded and the rest of the gaga. Bischoff wants to talk about the facts. The fact is that Jeff and his old man would have been out of business in three weeks if Dixie Carter hadn’t come in to invest the money in TNA. He says that Jarrett has conned everyone into thinking that he can turn this company around. Eric says the company can be turned around but it will be due to him and Hogan. He tells Jarrett either he can leave or lace up the boots.
Jarrett tells Eric to shut up and then he wants to know if Hogan is going to sit behind the desk. Hogan gets up and he says that he was hired to run the company. Hogan says that there is nothing that says that he can’t kick Jeff’s hillbilly ass. Jarrett backs out behind his attorney and he says that they haven’t heard the last of him.
Eric says that Jarrett needs an attitude adjustment and Hogan says that he will give it to him.
It is time to run through the card for Genesis.
Ric Flair makes his way into the Impact Zone to join Mike and Taz at the announce table.
Match Number Six: Tomko versus A.J. Styles for the TNA Heavyweight Title
A.J. attacks Tomko during Borash’s ring introduction and he punches and kicks Tomko. Tomko goes to the floor and then he connects with a forearm and slams A.J.’s arm into the ring steps and ring post. They return to the ring and he punches Tomko in the corner. Styles with knees to Tomko. We see Kurt Angle come out to watch the match from the ramp.
Styles with a drop kick to Tomko as Angle makes his way to the ringside area. Tomko throws A.J. out of the ring to the floor. Angle shakes Flair’s hand and hugs him, but remember there is a match going on. Tomko with a running power slam to Styles for a near fall. Tomko punches and chops Styles. Styles with a punch to the abdomen and then to the head. Styles runs into a big boot from Tomko and Tomko gets a two count. We go to commercial.
We are back for a minute as Tomko has A.J. in a reverse chin lock. We have more bills to pay. Who wants some Quiznos?
We are back and Tomko with a power slam for a near fall. Tomko chokes Styles. Styles punches Tomko but Tomko with a knee. Styles with an enzuigiri followed by the Pele Kick for the three count.
Winner: A.J. Styles
After the match, Tomko attacks Styles but Angle comes into the ring and he punches Tomko. Tomko goes to the floor and then Angle picks up the title belt.
Angle hands Styles the title belt and Flair stands up at the announce table. Styles sees Flair while Angle offers his hand. Styles walks past Angle and Flair has a smile on his face. Styles walks to the back as we go to credits.