After the usual video package, we are LIVE in the Impact Zone
Video aired that was shot after Impact of Dixie Carter yelling at the Production Crew and threatning the producer (David’s) job if he didn’t find out who rolled it.
Inside the ring, Dixie Carter says that she finds this whole situation very hard and no matter what she comes up with, people are going to be hurt. Carter states that she feels sorry for Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian that they are so motivated by ego, that they would hurt innocent people. Dixie informs everyone that she has no choice to tell the truth about what happened, but was cut off by The Tag Team Champions: Christopher Daniels and Kazarian. Daniels tells Dixie not to listen to these people and that Dixie has made a mistake and tried to hide it. Daniels tells Dixie to tell these people that she is a woman and she wants what she wants, and that she had a hole in her heart that AJ filled. Daniels asks Dixie questions and Daniels pushes her down and tells Dixie to never touch him again. AJ Styles runs to the ring and runs the tag champions off and Serg comes to the ring, clocks AJ and simply walks away. The crowd chants ‘One More Shot’ and AJ whispers something to Dixie and the two get out of the ring and up the ramp.
Back from the break, Tenay takes us back to what happened before the break. After the footage airs, Tenay informs us that Dixie Carter and AJ Styles have left the building. Tenay also quips that he hopes AJ didn’t go far, because he’s teaming with Sting and Kurt Angle to face Bobby Roode, Kazarian and Christopher Daniels in the main event.
Samoa Joe tells The X Division Champion Austin Aries to show him respect. Aries retorts that if he disrespected Joe, he’d know it.
“The Undefeated” Crimson vs. Austin Aries
Aries gets a hip lock that Crimson quickly breaks and poses. Tenay hypes a Four Way Number One Contenders Match for the Knockouts Championship later tonight. Aries starts kicking at Crimson’s left knee and quad before hits a dropkick aimed at the knee. Aries charges and gets sent to the apron, but Aries trips the legs and hits a corkscrew moonsault for two. Aries goes for the Lionsault, but Crimson gets the knees up. Crimson goes for the Red Sky, but Aries counters into a head scissors. Aries hits the dropkick in the corner and goes for the Brainbuster, but Crimson throws him to the outside. Crimson goes to the outside, but Aries gets in the ring and hits a sick Suicide Dive on the undefeated Crimson. Aries rolls Crimson into the ring and goes up top, Samoa Joe charges down the ramp and trips Aries and he lands face first on the apron. Joe rolls Aries in the ring and covers him for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Crimson
Crimson boasts about his win against Aries and says no one can beat him. Crimson says he’s been defeated for one hundred and forty-four days, “more than that Goldberg guy.” Crimson issues an open challenge for this Sunday’s Slammiversary to anyone. ((Jarrett’s Jab – I hope that doesn’t mean that Goldberg is coming to TNA.))
Hogan rambles about needing to stop Roode’s run of dominance and Brooke taking the job and it being her responsibility.
Brooke Hogan has Tara, Mickie James, Miss Tessmacher and Velvet Sky in a room backstage and tells the four of them that they are in a four-way match and the winner faces Gail at Slammiversary. Brooke tells Velvet that she is going to be in Montgomery Gentry’s new music video and she has a jet waiting for her after the match and Mickie looks dissapointed.
Inside the Impact Zone, Hulk Hogan makes his entrance and tells everyone that this is the Ten Year Anniversary of Impact Wrestling and a loud “TNA” chant breaks out. Hogan lets them chant for a minute and talks about partying that will take place starting tonight and will end next week at Impact Wrestling brother. Hogan announces a special surprise: A TNA World Heavyweight Title defense, no matter who wins at Slammiversary, next week LIVE on Impact Wrestling. This prompts Bobby Roode to come out and announce his own idea: Hogan to shut up and show him respect. Roode reminds Hogan that he has shown Roode absolutely no respect in the past several weeks by ruining his celebration a few weeks ago, putting him in a lumberjack match against Sting last week, putting him in a six-man tag match just days before he defends the championship at Slammivesary, and after he defeats Sting, he has to defend his championship AGAIN just a few days later on Impact Wrestling. Hogan tried to cut Roode off and Roode tells him that he’s jealous of him for being such a great champion and tells Hogan since he’s the General Manager, to “get your general manager ass to your office and the hell out of my ring.” Sting charges to the ring and tries to attack Roode, but Roode gets the upper hand for just a moment before Sting stands up and obliterates Roode before he can slide out.
The four knockouts are shown stretching and their match is UP NEXT! ((Jarrett’s Jab – First off, it’s sad that the face General Manager has a personal vindetta against the heel Bobby Roode. There is a difference between trying to get order of your show and trying to screw your champ over, and that’s what Hogan has done week after week. If Roode wasn’t such a great heel and Hogan wasn’t such a big legend, the fans would be soundly behind Roode. And Mickie James is a country music singer, she looks country, why is Velvet Sky in Montgomery Gentry’s new video? This may just be a storyline, but they really need to make sense with all of this. ))
Number One Contenders Match: Mickie James vs. Tara vs. Brooke Tessmacher vs. Velvet Sky
All four girls get in the ring and trade punches, Tara and Brooke try to double team Velvet but she boots Tara in the face, and then she and Mickie work together to take them out. Gail Kim comes out to the top of the ramp as Mickie gets a roll-up on Velvet for a two count. Gail is on commentary…when we come back!
Mickie is still beating Velvet up, but Brooke comes into the ring and catches a beating as well. Mickie gets an enziguiri, but Brooke gets a DDT and covers for two. Velvet and Brooke go at it and Velvet dumps Brooke to the floor, then Tara sneaks in and rolls Velvet up for two. Gail is at the commentary desk stating that she will be answering questions on Twitter after the match as Tara gets another two count on Velvet. Tara locks Velvet in a Boston Crab, Mickie cinches a Dragon sleeper on Tara, and Brooke locks Mickie in the normal sleeper hold. Velvet cradles Tara for two, and then kicks her out to the floor. Brooke is also on the floor as Velvet gets some offense and a flying headscissors on Mickie, but Mickie comes back with a flapjacks only to gets dumped to the floor by Tara. Tara goes to the top rope, but misses the moonsault as Velvet rolls out of the way. It’s down to Brooke and Tara, and they go toe to toe and Tara hits a spinning TKO. Tara sets for the ass shaking standing moonsault, but takes too long and Velvet nails her. Mickie comes off the top with a Thesz Press on Velvet and then knocks her out with a superkick, but Brooke comes in from behind and hits a big flapjack on Mickie for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Brooke Tessmacher
Bully Ray is backstage holding the NEW legal document that Joseph Park will have the fiduciary responsibility to sign if he has his brother’s best interests in mind.
We take a look back on the events of earlier tonight with AJ Styles, Dixie Carter, and company, and then we go to Hulk Hogan, who is on the phone with AJ Styles. Hogan says he doesn’t give a crap about his personal problems because he’s booked in the main event and had better come back. Hogan hangs up and calls AJ a son of a bitch.
We go to the ring as Jeremy Borash introduces a contract signing for a match we never thought we’d see, between a self-professed bully and a lawyer who’s never been in a fight in his life. He introduces Bully Ray first and then Borash introduces Joseph Park. Ray tears up the contract, saying it was a standard contract for a standard wrestling match, and in his hand, he holds a different contract for a hardcore match so he can’t be held responsible for doing all kinds of painful things to Park. Ray signs the contract and then hands it to Park, who shakes as he reads it. Bubba yells at him to sign it, and Park says that he’s never been in a fight in his life, and if Bubba thinks he’s crazy enough to sign that, then Bubba needs a doctor, not a lawyer. Park refuses to sign it, so Ray extends his hand to Park. Park reluctantly takes it, so Bubba spits in his face and asks if he’s going to sign it now. Park wipes his glasses off as Bubba calls him an f’n coward and tells him to sign it. Park says that his brother gave his life to this company and gave his blood and body for TNA and the people here, and how dare Bully Ray try to desecrate his legacy. If Ray wants an all out fight at Slammiversary, then he’s on. He’s not doing it for Ray or the fans, he’s doing it for his brother Chris. Park signs the contract, but Abyss appears on screen and says that Joseph spent their whole lives opening doors he had no business opening. He warned Joseph for weeks to step away from the fire, but now it’s too late. Park says he did it to help Abyss, but Abyss says he never needed his help, and he knows Bubba was saying he left him for dead, but he asks Bubba how dead he looks. Both Bubba and Joseph will see how alive he really is at Slammiversary, and Joseph tells Abyss not to go as he disappears from the screen, and Bubba nails Joseph from behind with the microphone and lays him out.
Garett Bischoff comes into Devon’s locker room and offers to watch his back during his match tonight, and Devon is so impressed that he offers to team with Garett this weekend at Slammiversary.
We look back at last week when Joey Ryan failed to earn a contract in the Gut Check, leading to a confrontation with Taz. Mike Tenay asks Taz if he had any second thoughts since last week, and Taz says he didn’t for a minute. We go to comments Joey Ryan made backstage after losing the Gut Check last week, and he says Taz isn’t the Human Suplex Machine anymore and he hasn’t been relevant in years. Al Snow gets in Ryan’s face and says to watch his mouth, Ryan continues to disrespect Snow by calling him pathetic, so Snow physically turns him around and walks him out the door.
TV Championship: Devon (c) vs Robbie E
Garett is in Devon’s corner, Robbie T is in E’s corner. Robbie goes right after Devon, beating him down to the mat and choking him on the ropes. Madison Rayne is out on the ramp and appears to be checking out someone in the ring. Robbie E hits a back elbow for two. Devon finally starts firing back on E and takes him out with a flying shoulderblock. Devon with a Rock Bottom and a leaping headbutt off the ropes, but T grabs his ankle from the floor. Garett goes after T and gets held back by the referee as Devon gets E in a small package. T comes into the ring and rolls the small package over to put E on top, but the referee sees him and chases him out of the ring, allowing Garett to come in and reverse it back to Devon on top. The referee turns around and sees Devon on top and counts three.
Winner by Pinfall: Devon
Robbie T attacks Devon from behind, but Devon and Garett turn the tide and clear the ring. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Now this is a part of the show I’d like to have back. The overrated Joey Ryan turning on the one guy that voted for him and his annoying fans thinking he’s the saving grace of TNA. And then Garett Bischoff and the match I’ve seen so many times I’m sick of it. If you have a DVR, fast forward through this match, you won’t miss much.))
Hulk Hogan is back in the ring again and Tenay quickly reminds the fans that Hogan didn’t get to make his announcement since Roode interrupted him. Looks like the interruptions continue because here comes everybody’s favorite a**hole, Mr. Anderson! Anderson makes his normal ring introduction and makes his way to the ring. Anderson tells everyone that Hogan was about to announce him as the man that will be facing the Worle Champion next week on Impact Wrestling. Hogan says that he would love to finish his announcement with Mr Asshole’s permission, so he calls RVD down to the ring. Anderson doesn’t look thrilled at all, so Hogan does what everyone else would do: call Jeff Hardy out as well. Hogan says that they’ve all spent the last two months trying to get a title shot, so since there’s going to be a title match on Impact next week, the challenger will be decided by a match between the three of them at Slammiversary. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Now THAT was a waste of time. That ran so long you could hear Hogan was losing his voice! Let’s see out of these three guys, RVD lost at Sacrifice to Roode, Hardy lost at Genesis to Roode, and Anderson hasn’t got a shot at Roode. I would think that Anderson got the next shot.))
World Champion Bobby Roode and World Tag Team Champions Christopher Daniels & Kazarian vs Sting, AJ Styles & Kurt Angle
AJ doesn’t appear and Tenay speculates as to why.The heels jumps Sting and Angle at first, but Sting and Angle quickly get Daniels and Kazarian in their submission holds as Roode runs to the outside. Daniels and Kazarian get free and run to the outside, and we go to commercial.
Sting is in trouble, as he’s getting beat down by Daniels and then locked in a rear chinlock. Kazarian comes in and beats on Sting over in the corner, then gets the referee’s attention while Daniels and Roode beat Sting up in the corner. Kazarian with a leg lariat for two, then chokes him with his knee. Roode comes in and Sting fires up and comes back at Roode, but misses a Stinger Splash. Daniels nails Angle before Sting can make a tag, and the heel team come in and triple team Sting by putting the boots to him in the middle of the ring. Roode tells Daniels and Kazarian to back off as Roode gets Sting in the Crossface, but AJ Styles hops the rail and clears house on the World and Tag Team Champions. He chases Daniels out to the floor as Angle recovers and goes to work on Kazarian. Angle suplexes Kazarian to the floor and goes out after him as AJ and Daniels get back in the ring. Styles ducks a clothesline and hits a Pelle kick that sends Daniels outside, then hits a somersault dive on Daniels and Kazarian. Roode tries to hit Sting with the belt, but Sting ducks, picks the legs, and gets Roode in the Scorpion Deathlock. Roode has nowhere to go and taps out.
Winners: Sting, AJ Styles & Kurt Angle
Sting picks up the World Title belt and holds it in the air before tossing it to Roode, who grabs it and runs. ((Jarrett’s Jab – I wonder what would have happened if AJ hadn’t showed up. It would sound more interesting than clearing house. Not quite the go-home show I was expecting. Too much focus on the Hogans and there are only six matches on the card, and one of them is the same thing we just saw on Impact, only this time Garett and Robbie T will be in wrestling gear. Remember to check TNAStars.com for all the details of the big Slammiversary giveaway. ))