TNA iMPACT Report – January 28th

TNA iMPACT Report – January 28th, 2010
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider



We start off tonight’s show with a recap of the issues between Mick Foley and Eric Bischoff, leading to Foley’s firing. Then we see a look at Ric Flair unveiling A.J. Styles as the next ‘Nature Boy’. Remember when Hulk Hogan threw a stipulation out the window to give Kurt Angle another title match . . . only to see Kurt Angle think that Hogan was behind the Cast Member Screw Job. What will happen as we get closer to the start of 1998?

We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Finger Poke of Doom Redux’ Tenay and Taz.

If it is the start of the show, it must mean that Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff are going to come to the ring. Hogan tells Bischoff that it is wide open in the Impact Zone brother. He says that he wants to bring out Mick Foley right now, brother.

The fired former Executive Shareholder comes to the ring. Hogan thanks Foley for coming into the Impact Zone brother. Hogan says that he wants to work out things right now between Bischoff and Mick Foley. Eric tells Hogan that there is no situation because he fired Hogan last week after being beaten half to death. Hogan says that a lot of buttons have been pushed and he says that he never had a chance to work with Foley or any of his incarnations, brother. Hogan says that he sees a lot of good things that are on the money. Hogan says that there are a few things that need to be dialed in so Foley can be an asset, brother. Bischoff reminds Hogan that Foley laid his hands on Eric and could have put him in the hospital.

Foley says that he wishes he would have put his hands on Bischoff but he didn’t do it. Bischoff says that it doesn’t matter because last week he came out covered from head to toe (or from the hairline to the eyes) in blood. Foley says that he couldn’t have laid a hand on Bischoff because Eric would have been taken out in an ambulance.

Hogan tells Mick Foley that they need to bring things under control because brother, you need to work it out or walk out. We hear music and Hogan repeats himself.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Bubba the Love Sponge escorts Jeff Jarrett into the Impact Zone and he doesn’t want Jeff to screw him over. Jeff says that he can trust him and they can do it without lawyers.

Christy Hemme is in the interview area with Ken Anderson and Ken tells Christy that it is Mr. Anderson. He wants Christy to show him some respect. Ken says that he has to do everything himself. Since he doesn’t have a match, he has to book himself. He makes an open challenge to anyone in the locker room. He doesn’t care who it is, even Christy Hemme. He is begging that Abyss answers the challenge. He says that it doesn’t matter because the only name that people will remember at the end of the name is Mr. Anderson.

Mike and Taz talk about the 8 Card Stud Tournament at Against All Odds.

Match Number One: Desmond Wolfe with Chelsea versus Sean Morley in an 8 Card Stud Qualifying Match

They lock up and Morley works on the arm and puts Wolfe in a hammer lock. Wolfe with a reversal but Morley makes it to the ropes. Wolfe kicks the ropes before Morley moves away from them. Wolfe chokes Morley in the ropes and then he breaks. Wolfe has a discussion with the referee and he turns around into a few clotheslines and a chop. Morley with a Val Venis knee on an Irish whip and then Wolfe with a hammer lock DDT to Morley. Wolfe works on the wrist and then he drops a knee on the arm and he gets a near fall. Wolfe bridges back but Morley escapes and he kicks and punches Wolfe. Wolfe with an arm wringer and then he runs into a boot. Morley with a back elbow and Wolfe misses a clothesline. Morley with punches and a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Morley with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Morley with an uranage and then he goes up top but Wolfe hits the ropes and it crotches Morley. Wolfe hits the Tower of London for the three count.
Winner: Desmond Wolfe

In the back, Jeff Jarrett enters the Brother Bischoffice. Eric wants to know where Jeff’s attorney is and Jeff says that he doesn’t want to deal with attorneys. He wants to tell Hogan that he is looking at things differently. Jeff says that he might have broken people’s trusts and he wants to repair it. Hogan says that he wants the Jeff Jarrett that he knew when he started working with Jeff’s family. Jarrett says that he is willing to start at the bottom of the ladder and work his way up. Hogan says that they need help immediately. Eric says that he has an idea. Eric suggests that Jarrett be the man to accept the Ken Anderson Challenge. Eric says that he knows that they can have an excellent match in the main event. Eric says that Jeff will be just fine since he is a great athlete. Jarrett says that he will get ready. Eric wishes Jeff luck.

We go to commercial.

We are back and it is time to talk about the Soundstage Screw Job starring Earl Hebner. We see footage from last week and the aftermath.

We see Ric Flair and A.J. Styles admiring a female and his suits since he has 30 days off. Flair says that he needs a friend as well.

Match Number Two: Daniels versus Hernandez in an 8 Card Stud Tournament Qualifying Match

Daniels attacks Hernandez while he poses on the turnbuckles and then he sends Hernandez into the turnbuckles and connects with an elbow and kicks. Hernandez does not move when Daniels tries for an Irish whip and Hernandez with a knee and a delayed vertical suplex. Daniels tries for a sunset flip but Hernandez does not go over and he suplexes Daniels by the neck. Daniels with an enzuigiri that takes Hernandez to the mat and he gets a near fall. Daniels with a cravate but Hernandez with elbows and Daniels with an STO followed by a quebrada for a near fall. Daniels sets for Angel’s Wings but Hernandez with a back body drop. Daniels with a flying knee to the back and Hernandez goes to the floor. Hernandez with a shoulder followed by the slingshot shoulder and a clothesline. Hernandez with a back body drop and a Stinger Splash and then he takes off his shirt to biel Daniels across the ring. Daniels avoids a charge into the corner and Daniels with a forearm. Hernandez with a kick and then he pulls himself up to the turnbuckles but Daniels with a palm thrust. Daniels tries for a superplex but Hernandez pushes him off. Hernandez misses a frog splash and Daniels with a rollup and he tries to use the ropes but he can only get a two count. Daniels with palm strikes but Hernandez with a shoulder toss to Daniels and then he hits the Dominator for the three count.
Winner: Hernandez

We go to commercial.

Velvet is stretching with Madison while Lacey is standing there. We go back to commercial.

Mike Tenay is in the ring and he talks about the battle of the awesome tag teams that will take place at Against All Odds. Out first are the Nasty Boys. Out next are Team 3D. Security tries to keep Team 3D away from the ring. Ray tells the Nastys that they waited until they were in Japan to show up in TNA and mess up their locker room. Then the following week, they waited to blast them in the back of the heads like a couple of punks. Ray reminds them that they used a couple of chairs on them last week. Ray wonders where the Nastys have been for the last ten years. Security holds Team 3D on the ramp.

Sags talks about how nasty they are.

Devon tells them what they have been doing during the ten years that the Nasty Boys have been retired. Devon talks about the companies that they won titles in and mentions ECW, WWE, All Japan, and New Japan in addition to TNA. Devon says that nobody has accomplished what they have done.

Knobs mentions the Road Warriors, Hart Foundation, Steiners, Hall and Nash, and Harlem Heat to mention the teams who felt the wrath of the Nasty Boys. He says that Team 3D are on their chopping block. On Valentine’s Day (February 14th in case you didn’t know), they won’t be giving Team 3D any flowers or chocolates. They will be beating up Team 3D.

Ray says that they can take jabs at each other all day long, but everyone wants to see these two teams beat the crap out of each other. Ray tells Knobs to shut up.

Christy is in the interview area with Lacey Von Erich, Velvet Sky, and Madison Rayne and she wants to know what they think about the return of Angelina Love. Velvet says that she is sick of hearing about them. She knows that everyone wants to be part of the group, but not everyone can do it. Madison says that Angelina is so 2009 and they have moved on to bigger and better things. Madison says that they are going to show everyone where Knockouts Gold belongs. Lacey says something before they hold up something shiny to quiet her.

We see Jeff Jarrett up close as we go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for Bobby and Eric to talk about his current status. He wants to know if Bobby’s flight was okay. Eric tells Bobby that after looking at things, Bobby is fired despite having the guts to not let his wife talk for him. Bobby is escorted out by security.

Match Number Three: Madison Rayne, Lacey Von Erich, and Velvet Sky with their Dance Party USA routine versus Hamada, Awesome Kong, and Tara with Poison

Madison and Hamada start things off and Madison doesn’t take things seriously and Hamada with kicks and chops followed by a head butt and another chop. Hamada with another head butt and a chop. Hamada works on the arm and then does a Spoiler homage with an arm drag. Madison with a kick and then she tags in Velvet. Velvet works on the arm and then she tags in Lacey. Lacey works on the arm and then she tags in Madison who continues to work on the arm. Hamada tries to escape but Madison holds on. Hamada with a drop toe hold and then Tara is tagged in and she punches and slams Madison followed by the shimmy moonsault for a near fall. Tara with a chop and Velvet with a kick to the back and Madison with a clothesline for a near fall. Velvet tags in and she runs Tara into the turnbuckles with shoulders. Madison chokes Tara while the referee is distracted. Velvet rakes the eyes and then Tara and Velvet pull each other down by the hair. Madison and Kong tag in and Lacey joins in with a clothesline that does nothing. Kong with a double clothesline and Hamada tags in with a drop kick to Madison. Madison with an Irish whip but she runs into a kick and then she hits a roundhouse kick on Lacey and Velvet. Tara with a slam to Lacey followed by a moonsault but the referee deals with Velvet and Tara. Madison hits Hamada with the ugly stick and gets the three count.
Winners: Velvet Sky, Lacey Von Erich, and Madison Rayne

After the match, Lacey and Madison attack Tara. From out of nowhere, Angelina Love comes into the ring and she is almost completely dressed. Angelina attacks Madison and Lacey and pushes Lacey out of the ring.

We go to Hogan’s office and he has Earl Hebner in his office wondering why he called for the bell. Earl says that Angle tapped out when he reversed the hold. Hogan says he saw what happened. After 30 years in the business, you know when things happen. He says that it wasn’t time to ring the bell. Hogan says that Earl did this 12 years ago in Montreal. Hogan says that he is his friend and he wants to know the truth. Earl tells Hogan that he screwed Bret and he screwed Angle for the money. He got a check from Flair. Hogan says that is disgusting and as his friend, he doesn’t know what to say. He tells Earl that he is suspended.

We go to commercial.

We see Kurt Angle walking in the back and he will still be walking as we return to commercial.

We are back and Flair is talking to A.J. about the new TNA and there are more women in the dressing room and Flair is in shock. Flair takes one and A.J. is with the other three. Flair woos for a while.

Mick Foley is in the back and Bubba the Love Sponge says that he knows that Bischoff is going to call him into his office. Foley calls Bubba a ‘glass half empty’ person while Foley says that he is a ‘glass half full’ person. He says that things will be resolved.

Kurt Angle comes to the ring to discuss his part in the Theme Park Screw Job last week. Kurt tells A.J. Styles that their match at Genesis is a match that they will never forget. He says that it was the greatest match of his life. That is why he is confused, disappointed, and pissed off. He reminds A.J. that they shook hands to determine who the greatest wrestler in the world was. He says that was supposed to be a match that will be talked about for generations. Angle says that A.J. disappointed him, the boys in the back, and most of all he disappointed the TNA wrestling (cast members) fans. Angle says that A.J. went from a hero to a punk a** b**ch. Angle talks about last week and he says that he didn’t see it coming. He tells A.J. that Flair doesn’t care about him. He says that Flair is the dirtiest player in the game and he wants to know if that is how A.J. wants his legacy to be. Angle talks about his qualifying match and he says that when he wins the tournament, it will be them one more time and A.J. will not get by the greatest wrestler who ever lived.

Hulk Hogan’s muzak plays and he comes to the ring. Hogan says that Angle accused him of something that he didn’t do when they were in the office. Hogan says that years ago, things would have been different. Hogan says that as the leader of TNA, he functions on a whole different level. After last week, when Kurt spit in his face, that is unacceptable. As the leader of TNA, if it ever happens again and Angle crosses the line, he can consider himself unemployed. Hogan wants to know if they have an understanding.

Kurt tells Hulk Hogan that he apologizes for what he did. He says that it was inexcusable. Angle reminds Hogan that he is leading TNA. That means that everything that happens in the ring is Hogan’s responsibility. Angle apologizes and shakes Hogan’s hand.

From out of nowhere, Sean Waltman attacks Angle and he is joined by Scott Hall. Hall punches Angle and Waltman with a snap leg drop to Angle. We go to commercial.

We are back with a moments ago handshake moment followed by the attack by the two guys who aren’t part of the company.

Hall and Waltman are by the door and security pushes them out and Hall says that he will see them next week.

Match Number Four: Brian Kendrick, Alex Shelley, and Chris Sabin versus Generation Me and Amazing Red

Kendrick attacks Red before the match starts and then he connects with forearms. Kendrick misses a charges into the corner and then Red with a drop kick to the back followed by a drop kick and Sabin and Shelley attack Red. Shelley goes into a boot and then Red with a spin kick to Sabin off Shelley’s back. Generation Me come into the match and they go after Shelley and they hit a double thrust kick followed by an alley oop drop kick to Shelley that sends him to the floor. Sabin comes off the ropes for a springboard move and he is caught and is given a gutbuster followed by a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Sabin with a running knee to Max followed by an Irish whip and running back elbow. Shelley misses a splash into the corner and Max with a rollup on Sabin for a near fall. Jeremy tags in and he tries for a springboard move but he is caught by Shelley who hits a reverse atomic drop followed by a drop kick from Sabin and then Shelley holds Jeremy’s head up for Sabin to complete the dream sequence with another drop kick. Sabin gets a near fall. Jeremy with an elbow and he tags in Red who hits a rana and drop kick followed by a back kick. Red sets for Code Red, but he takes too long and Shelley hits a super kick. Sabin with a drop kick off Shelley’s back to knock Max off the apron. Sabin and Shelley hit a double team spike dominator but Kendrick makes the blind tag and Kendrick with a kick to the head for the three count.
Winners: Brian Kendrick, Alex Shelley, and Chris Sabin

After the match, the referee checks on Red and the British Invasion come to the ring and they have Rob’s X Division brief case. They attack Red in the ring while the referee waves near them. Terry with a choke slam to Red. They have a discussion about the briefcase while Red is able to recover. We go to commercial.

We are back and we have an X Division Title match.

Match Number Five: Doug Wiliams playing the part of Rob Terry versus Amazing Red for the X Division Title

Red hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. We see footage from during the break when Williams got the opportunity to have the match and Williams hits Chaos Theory to get the three count.
Winner: Doug Williams

After the match, Williams and Magnus celebrate in the ring and Terry is not too happy.

Jeff Jarrett is pacing in his locker room as we go to commercial.

We are back and it is time for Foley/Bischoff II: Electric Boogaloo. Foley wants to know who busted Eric open last week or if Eric did it himself. Eric says that they need to work this out and let the past go. Foley wants one more stroll down memory lane. Foley says that he talks about a bowel movement his son made six years ago at a birthday party. Foley says that he would rather pick up crap than work in TNA for a guy like Bischoff. Eric gets a chuckle out of Foley’s story. He says that he can respect Foley’s opinion, there are two people who want Foley in this company. They are Abyss and Jeremy Borash. Eric says that he has their careers in the palm of his hand and he can do what he wants with him. Eric tells Mick to have a nice day and then he leaves with the camera man.

Eric is walking in the back and he walks by A.J. Styles’ dressing room and Flair is wooing as Bischoff opens the door. A.J. asks the women which one wants a shot at the title tonight. Flair says that they are off for 30 days. Eric tells Flair that he will get to that shortly. Eric congratulates Flair because they are stuck with him. He says that Flair was smart enough to have his contract signed before Hogan and him got to TNA. Eric says that it is the Hogan/Bischoff regime. He tells Flair that A.J. doesn’t have 30 days off. He tells them that everyone in the company needs to be ready 24/7 so he better not make any travel plans.

Jeff Jarrett and Ken Anderson are walking in the back and they are separated by a TNA logo as we go to commercial.

Jeff Jarrett has stopped walking and he is thinking about his match against Ken Anderson and we go back to commercial.

Match Number Six: Ken Anderson versus Jeff Jarrett

Jeff Jarrett is starting so far down that he doesn’t even have entrance music or pyro.

They lock up and Anderson backs Jarrett into the corner and he tries to punch Jarrett but Jarrett moves and he punches Anderson. Anderson wants a time out. Jarrett with a side head lock and shoulder tackle or three. Jarrett swings but Anderson falls away and goes to the ropes. Anderson with a knee and then he connects with forearms to the back. Anderson sends Jarrett’s head into the turnbuckles and he punches Jarrett. Jarrett with a hip toss or two followed by a drop kick. Jarrett clotheslines Anderson over the top rope to the floor. Instead of maintaining the advantage, he does the Jarrett strut and we go to commercial.

We are back and Jarrett is on the apron and Anderson kicks Jarrett and then he sends Jarrett into the ring post. Anderson punches Jarrett as the referee warns him. Anderson slams Jarrett’s hand onto the ring steps. Anderson with a hammer lock and then he hits a hammer lock throw on Jarrett and gets a near fall. Anderson with an arm bar. Jarrett with a punch but he runs into a boot after an Irish whip. Anderson with a single arm DDT but he can only get a near fall. Anderson with a forearm and then he puts Jarrett into a sleeper for a second and then he puts Jarrett in a key lock. Jarrett punches Anderson but Anderson with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Anderson goes up top and he tries for the Kenton Bomb but Jarrett moves (and Anderson overshoots Jarrett anyway). Jarrett gets a second wind and he punches Anderson. Anderson sets for the Mic Check but Jarrett tries for the Stroke. Anderson with a low blow and a three count with an inside cradle.
Winner: Ken Anderson

We see Eric Bischoff in an insert saying that this was great.

After the match, Anderson with a double sledge from the apron onto Jarrett and then he punches Jarrett. Anderson rolls Jarrett back into the ring and he waits for Jeff to get up. Anderson sizes him up and then he hits the Mic Check.

We go to the Bischoffice and he says that it is going to be a long, hard climb for Jarrett.

We go to credits.

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