TNA iMPACT Report – February 25th
TNA iMPACT Report – February 25th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We start off with Abyss telling everyone what it was like to get Hulk Hogan’s Hall of Fame ring. He says that he thought last week would be the worst day ever, but it ended up as the greatest day of his life. Abyss laughs.
We see highlights of the Abyss/Mick Foley match and then we go back to the apparent unmasking of Abyss.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘I also mentor Michael Cole’ Tenay and Taz.
A.J. Styles comes to the ring and he is accompanied by Ric Flair, but there are no women this week.
We see footage from last week when D’Angelo Dinero was attacked by Flair and Little Flair.
A.J. says that Dinero came out to the House that A.J. Styles Built to try to make it his temple. He said that he would be the champion of the people. A.J. says that was real cute and he gets it. He says that Dinero wants to be the ‘golden boy’ and the ‘chosen one’. He says that Dinero will not win. He says that Dinero is a man, but A.J. says that he is THE man and we get a Wooo from the congregation. A.J. quotes Flair and says that Dinero needs to beat him to be the man. A.J. tells Dinero that he better think again if he wants to step over the champion. He says that it doesn’t look like Dinero is going to be walking for a long time.
Flair gets on the mic and he says that something transpired last week that got him crazy. Last week, the immortal Hulk Hogan gave his Hall of Fame ring to The Abyss. Flair wants to know if Hogan was serious. He says that it would be like giving the ring to someone in the crowd. Flair says that Hogan was never Ric Flair. He says that Abyss never should have been in a Hall of Fame. Flair says that he wants The Abyss to come out.
Abyss comes to the ring and he has new music and he holds out his ring like a proud girlfriend.
Flair wants to know what Abyss is doing coming out to that music. He calls Abyss pathetic. He says that it is a disgrace to have a Hall of Fame ring. Flair says that he is a Hall of Famer and that makes him puke. Flair tells the Abyss to look at him when he talks to him. Flair says that the Abyss is not a Hall of Famer. Flair says that the Abyss makes him sick. Flair says that the only thing that the Abyss is good for is to shine the World Champion’s boots. He calls the Abyss a clown.
The Abyss tells Mr. Flair that he is right. He says that he couldn’t shine A.J.’s shoes because he is not a shoe shine boy. He says that he would be willing to take A.J.’s boots and stick them up Flair’s ass.
Flair asks Abyss if he knows who he is talking to.
A.J. tells Abyss not to say another word and he calls him a pathetic piece of crap. A.J. says that nobody came to see Abyss. They came to see the World Champion. He calls Abyss a disgrace. He calls Abyss a bum the way he dresses. A.J. calls Abyss an ugly piece of crap and a disgrace. A.J. tells Abyss to do everyone a favor and take off the Hall of Fame ring. Flair tells the Abyss to put the ring on A.J.’s finger.
Abyss does the finger point of doom and that signal’s Hulk Hogan’s muzak and he comes to the ring. Hogan wants to know what A.J. knows about having a good name brother. He says that just because A.J. kisses Flair’s butt and makes the same mistakes Flair does gives him a good name, brother. He tells A.J. that by running down Abyss in the ring, he is a coward, brother. Hogan says that when the history book is written, the weakest champion of all time will be A.J. Styles.
Flair tells Hogan that he knew it would happen sooner than later. Flair says that he came to TNA because everything that Hogan touches turns to gold. He tells Hogan that he will never tell the Nature Boy what to do. Hogan tells Flair to back his ass up. Flair wants to know what Hogan is doing giving Abyss a Hall of Fame ring.
Flair and Styles take off their jackets and Flair suggests that they do it right now. Abyss takes off the flannel and Hogan is ready for a fight too. A.J. and Flair leave the ring. Flair says that before the night is over, the ring will be on A.J.’s finger.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mick Foley is walking into the building and Foley does not look happy.
We run through tonight’s card.
We have a moments ago moment from moments ago.
Match Number One: The Nasty Boys with Jimmy Hart versus Team 3D in a No Disqualification Tables Match
They brawl on the ramp and then Ray sends Knobs into the ring steps. Sags punches Devon in the ring. Knobs with a kick on the floor. Sags with an Irish whip and a rambling clothesline into the corner. Ray punches Knobs in his injured shoulder and then Devon with a clothesline to Sags. Knobs with a back elbow to Ray while Devon hits Sags on the floor. Knobs with an Irish whip but he walks into an elbow. Ray with a flying shoulder from the turnbuckles. Ray with punches and then it is time for the Bubbonic Elbow. Ray slams Sags and then Devon hits the Wassup head butt. Ray pushes Devon and the crowd calls for tables. The table is in the ring and it is set up. Knobs and Sags take Ray and Devon down. They try to hip toss Devon through the table but Ray moves it out of the way. Jimmy Hart grabs Ray’s leg and Sags with a press slam from the turnbuckles. Jesse Neal comes out and he grabs the helmet and he hits Sags with it. Devon hits Knobs with the helmet and Sags gets a 3D through the table.
Winners: Team 3D
Mick Foley is in the Bischoffice and he tells Eric that it was a set up to have his goons go after Abyss. Eric says that he doesn’t understand the level of paranoia that Foley shows. Foley says that Bischoff’s actions make people paranoid. Eric says that Abyss has Hulkamania in the palm of his hand and Bischoff takes all of the credit for the transformation. Eric wants to know why Foley is making this all about him. Foley says that Abyss is in a good place. Foley says that he feels that Eric tried to get him out of the building. Eric says that Abyss and JB are fine. Eric tells Foley to live up to his end of the bargain. Eric wants to know where the suit is. Foley says that the suit is at the hotel. Eric tells Foley that he lived up to his side of the bargain. Foley says that he might be back with the suit.
We go to commercial.
We see footage from last week when Daffney used a chair and guardrails on Tara.
Match Number Two: ODB versus Daffney
Daffney is sent into the ring post and then ODB with a chop and then she takes a drink. ODB sends Daffney into the turnbuckles. ODB sends Daffney across the ring.
We go to comments from Tara in the back and Tara talks about the vicious attack at the hands of Daffney last week. She says that she underestimated Daffney and she calls her dangerous and violent. Tara says that she will be ready for Daffney if she wants a title match.
Daffney clips ODB and she kicks her in the leg. Daffney slams ODB’s leg into the apron. Daffney sends ODB’s leg into the ring post. Daffney uses the ring steps and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: ODB by disqualification
After the match, Daffney uses the broom on ODB’s leg until Stevie Richards comes out to stop her.
Jeremy Borash is with the Tag Champions and he talks about their match at Against All Odds. Hernandez says that they have talked about it already. Matt says that what he did was no big deal. He saw an opportunity and he grabbed it. Hernandez says that he literally grabbed it. Morgan says that Hernandez would have done the same thing. They were going to do whatever it took to win that match. They are finished with that and they have moved on. Their focus is on the tag titles and they will defend them any time and any place. They will go down as the greatest tag team of all time.
Scott Hall and Sean Waltman are outside the arena and Scott found the Big Poppa Pipe and Waltman has a 2×4.
We go to commercial.
We are back for a minute and James Storm and Robert Roode are walking in the back. We go back to commercials.
We are back and Storm and Roode are already in the ring. Roode says that it was almost two years ago that they decided to form a tag team called Beer Money. They made a promise to be the best that they could be each and every night. They built a reputation that can be summarized in a word and that word is ‘pride’. They wanted to be the best and they are not only the greatest tag team in TNA, but the greatest tag team in all of professional wrestling. Storm says that they are not here to have a war of words with Hogan or Bischoff. They have been here since the beginning and they are the veterans of TNA. He says that they built this company and they made this company a lot of money because of their merchandise. For some reason, the new TNA management wants to put them on the sidelines. He says that doesn’t set too well with them. He says that Roode needs to make some money so he can buy him some beer. They have seen the lowest of lows and the highest of highs and TNA is the highest it has ever been, but to get to that next step, they will need some Beer Money.
Hernandez comes out and says that they do not have to prove anything because he knows their reputation. Just like Beer Money, Hernandez and Morgan want to be the best. Hernandez says that he is going to go to Hogan and he wants to give Beer Money a title shot.
Roode accepts the challenge.
Jeremy Borash is with Eric Young and Kevin Nash and he talks about last week’s main event. Jeremy says that since Hall and Waltman are not under contract, it will make a match difficult. Nash says that he is not asking for a ring. They only want Waltman and Hall. They want to bust them up and crack some skulls. Eric says that they are not asking for a match, just some television time. Eric says that it will be the highest rated segment because they will be doing what everyone wants to do, and that is get rid of Waltman and Hall. Nash says that he did what he could for them, but the emotional pain remains.
Jeff Jarrett is walking through the Bischoffice and he wants to know if that is it because it will take more than six thugs to run him out of the company that he founded. Jarrett says that he has fought for his entire life and he tells Eric to up his game if he wants to run him out. Eric apologizes and Jeff says that he doesn’t buy it. Eric wants Jeff to hear him out but Jeff says that he has worked too hard to let this happen. Eric says that this is tough on both of them. Eric says that he is doing his best and he says that he might have been wrong about Jeff. It took a real set of stones to stand up to him and Jeff did the right thing. Eric says that he respects Jeff. He wants Jeff to meet him in the ring tonight. He wants Jeff to do it in front of his fans. He wants to give Jeff the opportunity he deserves. He tells Jeff to trust him. Jarrett wonders if he can trust Bischoff and then he walks away and says that Eric will see him in the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Jeff Jarrett/Eric Bischoff video package.
Eric Bischoff makes his way into the Impact Zone and he comes to the ring. Eric thanks everyone for the reception and he says that he loves everyone. Eric says that one thing he prides himself on is that he is man enough to admit his mistakes. He says that he has made a number of them. As you get older, you realize that to get to the point where you want to be and you need to learn from your mistakes. Eric wants Jeff Jarrett to come out and he even wants Jeff’s music to play.
Jeff comes to the ring. Eric tells Jeff that he knows this situation is tough but he says that he can put it all behind him. Eric wants something to be brought out from his office and we see the barbed wire baseball bat. Eric says that some would think that to use this weapon is a disgusting thing. Eric says that Jeff did the right thing as a man by not attacking one of his peers with a weapon as disgusting as this. Eric says that the problem is that Jeff didn’t do the right thing by him. That is why they have the problem between them. Eric says that Jeff is not able to do what he wants him to do. Eric tells Jeffrey that he has one more chance to do the right thing. He tells Jeff to go to catering and flip a few burgers for the fine people at TNA. Eric gives Jeff a hair net so they don’t violate any health codes. Eric tells Jeff that he can quit to make it easy on both of them.
We go to commercial.
We are back for a second so Taz and Tenay can talk about Abyss and his match with Desmond Wolfe.
We are back and Matt Morgan is furious at Hernandez for giving Roode and Storm a title match at Destination X. Morgan says that he thought they would be facing teams like Generation Me or the Motor City Machine Guns. Morgan says that he said what he did because he thought it was cool. Morgan says that they need to be on the same page. Hernandez says that they shouldn’t be backing off from any challenges. Morgan says that if they are going to hold the tag titles, they need to be on the same page in and out of the ring. They leave the Impact Zone with about 50 minutes to go in the show.
Match Number Three: Brian Kendrick versus Frankie Kazarian in a Number One Contender Match for Destination X
Kendrick with an arm bar and he works on the elbow. Kazarian with an arm bar of his own and turns it into a hammer lock. Kendrick with an elbow and arm bar. Kazarian uses the ropes to counter and he hits an arm drag followed by a slam and a slingshot leg drop. Kazarian with the hesitation drop kick in the corner. Kazarian misses a charge into the corner and Kendrick with a rollup and an enzuigiri. Kendrick with a neck breaker for a near fall. Kendrick goes to the turnbuckle but Kazarian with a kick to stop Kendrick. We see footage from the kidnapping of Samoa Joe and ignore the match. Kazarian with a kick to the head followed by the Flux Capacitor for the three count.
Winner: Frankie Kazarian
Nash and Young are getting ready for their fight against two guys not under contract. We go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is with Abyss. He says that anyone who tries to get the ring can try to get it from him. They can bring a chainsaw or a seesaw to get the ring off his finger. Hogan gave him the ring and the power within it. With the power comes great responsibility. Hogan saw something in him and gave the ring to him and it gave him powers he never had. Abyss says that he might come and get them because he is the Monster of the Rings.
We have a Legends Title/Global Title video package.
Ken Anderson is with Christy Hemme to ask him about his match with Rob Terry. Ken puts Christy’s mic aside and waits for his to drop down. Ken asks who has been unstoppable since debuting in TNA. Who has left the greatest wrestler in the world soaking in his blood. He asks who is the ‘one’. Tonight he gets his first taste of championship gold. It is the first step for when he walks out of the Impact Zone as the World Champion. He says that Rob Terry is a strong guy but he has been in the ring with bigger guys and he has even beaten six gorillas.
Kurt Angle is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Rob Terry is bouncing in the back and Brutus Magnus gives him a word of warning. They carried him for a year and you don’t bite the hand that feeds him. He says that they are no longer allies and Rob will answer to him. Rob grabs Brutus’ finger and thanks Brutus for the warning and then he tells Brutus to piss off.
Ken gets on the mic before the match and he asks if he is supposed to feel sorry for spitting on the medal given to Kurt by the mother of a soldier? Ken doesn’t realize that Kurt Angle has arrived in the Anglevator and is standing behind him with a chair. Ken says that the thing around his neck was given to him by the widow of a fallen soldier. That widow and that soldier were Vietnamese. Ken asks if that is alright. The fans chant for Angle and Anderson says that the crowd should be ashamed of themselves. Angle hits Anderson with the steel chair and Anderson is down.
Oh my god . . . he killed Kenny. Rob Terry walks to pick up Anderson and brings him to the ring and almost takes out the camera man.
Match Number Four: Rob Terry versus Ken Anderson for the Global Title
Anderson is slammed into the ring and then Terry hits a power slam for the three count.
Winner: Rob Terry
We see Jeff Jarrett making some burgers.
Mick Foley is walking into the Impact Zone again and he has an overcoat on. Foley Fashion Show coming up. First, a commercial.
We are back and it is time for a video package of the return of Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman as ‘the Band’.
Nash and Young walk outside the Impact Zone and we see Waltman crotch chopping as Young goes after Waltman. Hall hits Nsah with the pipe and then he goes after Young who just threw a plastic trash can at Waltman. Hall chokes Young and says that it is nothing personal. Waltman with a spin kick and then he does a crotch chop just like Hornswoggle would. Waltman has some spray paint and he ‘tags’ Young. We go to commercial.
We are back for a second and Abyss is still happy that he has ‘THE RING’. We go back to commercial.
We are back and Jeff is still working in catering.
Eric Bischoff is on the phone and he says that they are not going to use celebrity hosts every week because it is a dumb idea. There is a knock on the door and Mick Foley enters in his overcoat. Foley reveals his suit and it already has a stain. Mick asks if the stain is a problem. Eric says that they want to take it to the next level and he has an etiquette coach for Foley. Mick is shocked that Eric is willing to invest that much in him. Foley says that he is looking for a new beginning and he is looking forward to it.
Foley leaves and Eric gets a good chuckle out of it.
Match Number Five: Desmond Wolfe with Chelsea versus Abyss with His Precious
They lock up and Abyss pushes Desmond into the corner. Desmond with a kick and then he works on the arm. Abyss uses the power of the ring and he backs Wolfe into the turnbuckles. Wolfe returns to the arm and then Abyss charges into the corner but Wolfe moves when Abyss charges. Wolfe with a clothesline and then he tries to suplex Abyss but he cannot get Abyss up. Wolfe with a running European uppercut into the corner. Abyss stops Wolfe on a second attempt and hits a splash into the corner. Abyss tries for a choke slam but Wolfe with an arm wringer but Abyss with a Black Hole Slam for the three count.
After the match, Ric Flair and Lil Ric come to the ring and they run into a few punches from Abyss. Wolfe hits Abyss with a chair and Abyss goes down. Abyss uses the power of the ring and then he does the Finger Point of Doom but Styles hits Abyss from behind and then Flair with a ‘knee to the gut’. Wolfe has some handcuffs and Abyss is locked in the ropes.
Hulk Hogan makes his way to the ring while Wolfe, Flair, and Styles continue the attack.
Flair struts but he is punched by Hogan. Hogan punches Wolfe and Styles as well. Hogan goes after Styles but Flair clips Hogan and he kicks Hogan in the gut. Wolfe and Flair pick up Flair and they rip off the shirt. Flair with chops and then Styles with a chop. Flair punches Hogan and then Styles hits Hogan with the title belt. Hogan is bleeding and the blood causes Abyss to summon the strength of many men and utilize the power of the yellow sun to break the cuffs from the ropes. Styles, Flair, and Wolfe leave the ring while Abyss checks on Hogan. We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of what just happened moments ago.
Hogan is on the mic and he tells Flair that if he is going to interfere in everybody’s matches, on March 8th on the next biggest night in wrestling history. On March 8th, Flair is coming out of retirement. Flair babbles about something and Hogan turns off Flair’s mic. Hogan says that in addition to Flair, A.J. will be in a tag match against Abyss and his tag team partner. A.J. wants to know who Abyss’ partner will be. Hogan says that when they go live on March 8th, it will be Abyss and his partner . . . Hulk Hogan. Mike Tenay freaks out and so does the Impact Zone.
We go to credits, but first a commercial for the match on March 8th. It is almost as if the show was taped and they knew the match was going to happen or they have a great production crew.