We open the show with Abyss…well…he’s holding Dixie Carter hostage. He’s handcuffed himself to he and is forcing her to walk through the backstage area with him and telling everyone to get out of his way. He’s got Janice and Bob over his shoulder, and she’s pleading with him to stop and leave her alone, but he keeps yelling at her to shut up and keep walking. They make their way out of the back and into the crowd ((Jarrett’s Jab – It was stupid to get one tunnel, because they have the motorcycle entrance and now the THIRD entrance)) and she continues screaming and trying to get away while he rants and raves about how he’s been saying that THEY are coming and on 10/10/10, THEY will take total control of TNA. He tells Dixie that she and the silver spoon in her mouth are gone. Abyss asks one last question before Sunday: does Dixie prefer Janice or Bob? ((Jarrett’s Jab – She’s suppose to pick which parent she likes more? Really?))
Eric Bischoff comes running out and tries to talk some sense into Abyss, but he holds everyone back with Janice. They have a tense stare down for several moments until Abyss finally unlocks the handcuffs and Dixie runs into the protective arms of D-Lo Brown and Simon Diamond, who spirit her away to safety. Bischoff says it’s over and motions to the camera to cut to commercial. Bischoff climbs in the ring and then Sting’s music blares. Bischoff grabs a radio headset from a ringside attendant and starts to talk into it as Sting, Nash, and Pope make their way out of the back. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Although this whole segment was horribly executed, and I’m not going to hold it against them because Dixie isn’t an actor, but it seems to me that things are about to pick up))
The Pope has the mic. He says that maybe it’s time Pope retracted his statement from last week, because last week, Pope looked the world in the eyes and told them that he is a no good son of a Bischoff. But maybe he’s not, because you can’t be a no good son of a Bischoff if he’s out here running a one trick pony show the way he is and playing the smoke and mirrors. Pope can tell him that all the black hat and white stuff will be revealed pretty soon, and on 10/10/10, at Bound For Glory, the walls are gonna come crashing down and the walls are gonna fall on Bischoff. Bischoff tells Pope that he respects the hell out of him, but he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, he doesn’t even have a clue. Pope says that they’re not 300 lions, they’re three calculating wolves and gets a huge pop from the crowd. Bischoff’s made it perfectly clear that this may be bigger than Pope, and Bischoff says it’s much bigger than him but Bischoff can’t help him because Pope doesn’t have a clue what’s going on. While Nash and Sting are leading Pope around like a dog, Pope’s just going in the wrong direction. Pope says he’s tired of talking to Bischoff and wants to know what it’s all about. Bischoff says it’s all about Sting and Hogan, and then Sting takes the mic and says Bischoff’s dead on that it’s all about he and Hogan. What started 10 years ago is going to come crashing down at Bound For Glory and he wants Hogan back in the ring. But it’s not about wrestling anymore, it’s about life. It’s about two men who took different roads down different paths, but this is the end of the line, and he asks if Hogan is ready to put it all out there and put everything that he is and everything he’s about on the line? At Bound For Glory, when Hogan’s true character is revealed, will he be ready to walk away? Sting tells Bischoff to answer him now, and Bischoff says he has nothing to say to him. Jeff Jarrett and Samoa Joe come running out but Bischoff tells them not to do it because he’ll handle it. If they want the answers, he’ll give them the answers. Bischoff says what Sting wants is something to fill the big black hole in his heart. Bischoff says they’re challenging a guy who is in intensive care as we speak, but that doesn’t matter because nothing’s going to fill the hole in their heart, and he’s going to show them proof: he points to the screen for shots of Hogan in the hospital. Bischoff asks them if they’re man enough to see video of Hogan in the hospital, and they’ve been believing their own BS for so long that they believe it, but there it is: eight surgeries since February of 2009. Bischoff says that if they want to kick his ass then have at it, because he really doesn’t give a damn. Crowd cheers big for that one. But if they want to fight, Jarrett and Joe will fight them, so he makes a handicap match for Bound For Glory with Jarrett and Joe against Nash, Sting, and Pope.
We go out back as the Mysterious Cameraman catches Mickie James getting out of a car and asks her what she’s doing here. She says that he’ll just have to wait and find out just like everyone else. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Couldn’t they have just waited till later, I mean this is live, but it would have been more of a surprise, you know, Dixie Carter’s favorite word.))
A video plays recapping how we got our triple threat TNA World Title Match at Bound for Glory.
Rights to “The Beautiful People” Name: Madison Rayne & Tara vs. Angelina Love & Velvet Sky
Madison Rayne and Tara enters first. Tara and Rayne share a short, peck on the lips. Tara and Rayne jump Sky and Angelina during their entrance and before their taunt. Double Russian Legsweep gets Tara two. Tara gets a chinlock and Angelina reverses to a small package, but Madison distracted the referee and he missed the pinfall. Angelina tags in Velvet and she hits a series of shots and a bulldog, but Madison kicks her in the back as she comes off the ropes and then Tara nails her from before and sends her to the floor. Miss Techmacher shows up on the ramp as Tara rams her elbow into Sky’s ribs and tags in Rayne. Madison tosses Velvet back in where Tara chokes her out in the corner. Madison tags in and chokes Velvet as well, Velvet reverses a whip into the corner and Madison tries a leapfrog, but can’t quite make it over Velvet, who catches Madison and drops her on her face. Velvet makes the hot tag and Angelina comes in and cleans house on Madison and hits the Botox Injection, and Madison tags out to Tara, which then leads to Angelina pummeling her 2-on-1 and hitting a double martial arts kick, and Angelina covers Tara for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Angelina Love and Velvet Sky
Madison yells at Tara as Miss Techmacher yells to get their attention. Miss Techmacher says the Fatal 4 Way Match for the TNA Knockouts Title isn’t a tag match, It isn’t a BFF club and there will be no children’s games like Ring around the Rosie or playing Barbie Dolls. To make sure the four “skanks” play by her rules Mickie James is the special guest Referee. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Ladies and gentlemen, my eyes are now glued to the screen))
Mickie asks if they’ll be a warm welcome for the newest TNA Knockout. She said everyone knew she was going to make a iMPACT, but no one knew she’d be Bound for Glory. Madison yelled she was “Bound for Failure” It’ll be her honor to crown the Knockouts Champion, but as she raises their hand in victory, she has her eyes on one thing only because there’s one thing that Mickie James does, and that’s make history, and therefore it’ll be their pleasure when she wins the Knockouts Title and becomes the first woman to hold every title known to womankind, and that’s Epic!
We go to Mick Foley from a book signing in Massachusetts where he is just days away from wrestling Ric Flair in a Last Man Standing match, and he’s not taking anything for granted because if he beats Flair, Flair will kiss his ass on national television, and Foley plans on being the Last Man Standing.
Backstage, Dixie Carter tells Eric Bischoff that she wants him to fire Abyss, and that he should have done this a long time ago. Bischoff wants time to solve this, and Dixie says no more time, she wants him to fire Abyss tonight and do it in the ring in front of everybody where he’ll be humiliated like he humiliated her tonight. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Can a sick, sadistic monster be humiliated? Important Question!))
Flair enters and from the camera angle you could see an audience member holding Mick Foley’s new book, Countdown to Lockdown, up in the air
Last Man Standing Match: Ric Flair vs Mick Foley
They tie up and Flair takes Foley to the corner and drills Foley in the jaw and unloads with a series of chops and punches, then tears the tape off the cut on Foley’s head and punches him in the cut, opening him right back up and Foley’s bleeding. Flair kicks Foley right in the grapefruits and pitches him to the floor, then goes out after him and rams him headfirst into the guardrail a couple of times, but Foley mulekicks Flair in the groin and rolls him back in the ring. Foley then grabs a barbed wire bat from under the ring. He heads back in and bashes Flair in the head with it twice, and then Flair starts bleeding. Flair bails out to the floor and tries to head back to the broadcast table to get away from Foley, but Foley follows him and they start brawling by the announce table and then out to the stage. Foley takes the bat and grinds it into Flair’s forehead, but Flair goes to the eyes and tosses Foley off the stage and through a table. ((Jarrett’s Jab – A COMMERCIAL BREAK? NOW???))
In the ring, and as Flair drops an elbow on Foley for a 2 count, we go back to the commercial break when Flair beat Foley up with his own book and then kicked it out of the ring. Flair continues beating on Foley in the corner and kicks him in the ribs, then goes out to the floor and grabs a bag from under the ring. He pours it out inside the ring and wouldn’t you know it, it’s full of tacks. Flair tries to go after Foley again, but Foley fights back and backdrops Flair onto the thumbtacks. Foley goes under the ring and pulls out a barbed wire board, sliding it in the ring and then going after Flair in the corner. Foley hits some rapid fire rights in the corner and then grabs the barbed wire board and holds it in front of him as he charges at Flair in the corner. He tells the referee to start the count, but Flair makes it to his feet. Flair and Foley go toe to toe with Foley coming out on top, and then Foley goes under the ring again, and this time gets a regular wooden table. Foley sets up the table and then goes after Flair, but Flair connects with a pair of groin uppercuts and then he lays Foley on the table. Flair grabs the barbed wire board and hits Foley with it like a chair, then goes up to the top rope and splashes Foley through the table. Both men are down and the referee starts counting as the crowd chants TNA, and Flair makes it up, then does the Flair Flop face first into the tacks as Foley makes it to his feet, and the ref counts 10 and awards the win to Foley.
Winner: Mick Foley
Foley grabs the mic as Flair starts to head to the back and reminds him of the stipulation that Flair has to kiss Foley’s ass. Foley would have been content to shake Flair’s hand because he is a great man, but a deal is a deal, and he wants Flair to come back and kiss his ass. On commentary Tazz states that “That’s a lot of ass to kiss.” Flair slowly makes his way back into the ring as Foley tells him the fighting is over, but the kissing has just begun. Suddenly, Fortune runs out of the crowd and jump Foley 7-on-1 but EV2.0 runs out of the back and chases Fortune off. Flair gets a mic and says that’s kissing your ass, and on Sunday, they’re going to kiss all their asses and then calls them EV 2 My Ass.
We go to Mike and Taz as they talk about the physicality of the match we just saw, and wonders what we’re going to see when EV2.0 faces Fortune in Lethal Lockdown. Still to come: the $100,000 Gauntlet Battle Royal!
Eric Bischoff is backstage and walks down the ramp, walking past EV2.0 as they head to the back. We see a replay of what happened earlier as Abyss kidnapped Dixie, and then we go to Bischoff in the ring which is still littered with weapons and blood left from the last match. Biscoff looks down at the thumbtacks and broken table and shakes his head before grabbing a mic. He says he’s seen wrecks, but this is one hell of a trainwreck right here. He goes to speak to a stagehand and then comes back and says they don’t have much time here, so he wants Abyss to come out to the ring right now because they have something to talk about.
We go to commercial and when we come back Bischoff says he’s waited long enough and tells Abyss to come out now, but instead, Rob Van Dam’s music hits and he comes out…in his wrestling gear. Van Dam holds his back as he gets in the ring and tells Bischoff that there’s no way he’s going to be screwed out of the opportunity to fight Abyss on Sunday, and he’ll leave over this if Abyss is fired. RVD says they have a code backstage where they solve their own problems and don’t get management involved. RVD tells Eric to go to Dixie and tell her that either Abyss wrestles through Sunday, or she loses the Whole F’n Show. RVD drops the mic and walks off, and Bischoff picks it up and tells RVD that if that’s what he wants, then he’s got it.
We go to a video from last week in Philly as Tommy Dreamer and Rhino walk up to the ECW Arena, where they are mobbed by the fans as they walk down Swanson.
We come back to a video of earlier today as Orlando Jordan teaches Eric Young how to hold balls so he can throw them at stacked milk bottles and win a stuffed animal. Young says it’s only a matter of time until PWI recognizes them, and then Jordan says he’s going to grab his balls and gives him a big hug. ((Jarrett’s Jab – I’ve got one word for you: Akward!))
Ink Inc vs Orlando Jordan & Eric Young
Eric is covered with drawn on tattoos, and he tries to lock up with his own partner to start the match, then high fives Shannon Moore and heads out to the apron. Orlando connects with a knee to the gut of Neal and tries for a hiptoss, but Neal blocks and hits a hiptoss of his own and then a dropkick. Jordan grinds up on Neal and then suckerpunches him. Jordan with a snapmare and some stomps, then picks Neal up and delivers a shoulderbreaker before going to a wristlock and stomping on the shoulder of Neal. Neal fights his way out but walks right into a spinebuster, and then Jordan covers Neal with his crotch on Neal’s face for a two count. Young comes in and runs around before heading back out to the apron, then Neal tags out to Moore, who comes in and cleans house on Jordan with clotheslines and a flying headscissores. Moore ducks a clothesline and gets a moonsault for a two count. Young comes in and calls a double team move on Jordan, helping Moore hit a clothesline and then ratting Jordan out when Jordan tries to cover Moore with his feet on the ropes. Jordan lowblows Moore and covers him for the win, but Young tackles the referee and then takes a mic and says that, as the leader of this tag team, and as a member of the Worldwide Tag Team Coalition, they would like to forfeit this match. Young then offers to pull some strings and make some calls and set up a rematch at Bound For Glory.
Winners by forfeit: Ink Inc
We go to Jay Lethal’s parents’ house in Elizabeth, NJ where Jay shows where he first learned to do moonsaults and his grandfather would yell at him. He shows off his driveway and says that one of the reasons he moved to Florida was because he and his brothers would have to shovel it. He then shows his tree where he used to hide, and then shows us the street in New Jersey where he’s from and he grew up. This segment will be continued on TNA ReAction Next Week on Spike.
Robbie E says that he and Cookie are finally in TNA, and Cookie says the party’s here! Robbie says before he fist pumps the entire roster, he and Cookie want to let all the Orlando, Florida hamsters know that there is zero hot girls in Florida. When he looks around, all he sees are a bunch of grenades. Cookie pulls his head down and tells him to watch out: INCOMING! Robbie tells her to watch his hair, and then Cookie says that her needs aren’t being fulfilled because she hasn’t seen one filthy gorilla since she’s been in town and doesn’t think the crowd leaves their houses because they don’t have tans. Robbie reminds her that these people live in their basements with their mothers and that’s why they don’t have tans. They inform us that next week on TNA, the party’s in the house…BITCHES! ((Jarrett’s Jab – We’ve seen The Shore promoted for three weeks and we get this? I’d rather see Zack Ryder in all of his glory, or worse, Michael Cole commentating!))
$10,000 Bound for Glory Battle Royal
Entrant #1 for the Battle Royal is Mr. Anderson, while Number Two is Kurt Angle. Apparently it is Royal Rumble Styled. Anderson and Angle tie up, Anderson get s backed in a corner and breaks. Angle gets a headlock a sprint to the rope breaks as Tazz informs us that a new entrant will come out every Forty-Five Seconds. Hardy comes out and makes a really slow entrance. As soon as Hardy gets in the ring, AJ Styles comes out as entrant number Four.
Tommy Dreamer is the next participant. Douglas Williams, Sabu, Max Buck, and Chris Sabin came out during the Commercial Break. Dreamer goes right to Sabin as Jay Lethal’s music plays. Williams goes for Angle as Anderson starts on Sabin. Jeff Jarrett is the next entrant and tries to eliminate Williams and goes for Styles. Styles cinches in a head scissors on Jarrett and ducks elimination. Jarrett now goes for Anderson as Sabin skins the cat during Pope’s entrance. Pope thinks he eliminates Jarrett/ Sabin tries to eliminate Hardy and gets close. Robert Roode is the next entrant. Sabu walks around the apron and gets back in the ring with no problem. Sting comes down the ramp as Lethal almost eliminates Max and he wraps his legs around the bottom rope. Sting goes for Jarrett as we go to commercial.
Abyss comes down the ramp as entrant Nineteen. Abyss eliminates Douglas Williams, Sabu, Jay Lethal, Stevie Richards, Chris Sabin and Raven. After those rapid fire eliminations, everyone decides to charge at Abyss. Sting hits the Stinger Spash to the pile and tires to Abyss but gets eliminated. Sting looks disappointed as Kevin Nash comes down in street clothes and goes right to Abyss with big right hands and knees to the gut. Jarrett goes for Kazarian as Matt Morgan is announced as the twenty-first participant. Morgan lays out Generation Me and Abyss with clotheslines and Nash and Morgan stare down. As they brawl, Samoa Joe comes out and Abyss eliminates both Kevin Nash and Abyss. James Storm comes down casually sipping a beer as Dreamer gets Abyss over the top rope and Angle and Gen Me try to eliminate him. Generation Me gets eliminated as Alex Shelly charges to the ring. Joe tries to eliminate Hardy but he doesn’t hit the floor. Rhino charges in the ring and right with Abyss. Dreamer tries to eliminate AJ, but he teeters off the edge. Rhino gets eliminated and Jarrett goes for the Stroke on Pope, but Abyss eliminates him mid-move. Pope gets thrown out by Abyss as ReAction starts
Shelly gets eliminated by Abyss and Joe takes a crack at eliminated him. Styles gets a sleeper on Dreamer and Abyss pulls the bottom rope down and Joe goes over. Beer Money hit double team suplex on Dreamer. They ponder doing the cheer before double suplexing Abyss and then doing the cheer as Roode tries to eliminate Storm, but Storm skins the cat. Roode and Storm get eliminated by Abyss. And Abyss goes for a nerve hold on Styles, but Styles connects with the Pele kick. Dreamer gets eliminated by Abyss and Styles gets thrown next to Dreamer by Abyss. Hardy gets a Twist of Fate on Angle and nails the Swanton Bomb on Angle, but Abyss throws Hardy over. Anderson connects with some hits and kicks on Abyss. Abyss gets the chokeslam as he stands over Anderson and Angle. RVD’s Music hits and apparently he’s the final participant. RVD nails the Top Rope Kick on Abyss and RVD hits a crossbody on Abyss and gets eliminated, but Abyss falls over and is eliminated too. Anderson and Angle battle out with right hands and Angle tries a headlock but gets sholderblocked by Anderson. Angle fights out of the Mic Check, and Angle throws him out.
Winner of the $100,000 Battle Royal: Kurt Angle