Source: John Benoit of the Pro Wrestling Insider
The report below comes from the Pro Wrestling Insider and details the upcoming November 18th episode of iMPACT! on Spike TV. The items of interest from these results include a stipulation that Raven be fired if he didn’t beat Jeff Hardy (he didn’t win the match and was fired), Douglas Williams turning face to attack Fortune, and Brother Ray talking about why he turned on Brother Devon. Enjoy!
*TNA X-Division champ Robbie E. & Cookie & Generation Me defeated Jay Lethal & Velvet Sky & The Motor City Machineguns.
*Backstage, Jeff Jarrett is giving instructions to Murphy and Gunner to make sure Kurt Angle doesn’t show up and stop his MMA presentation tonight. Jeremy Borash comes in and tries to object to something regarding Jeff Hardy and Jarrett goes off on him, saying he didn’t sell out.
*Abyss issued an open challenge to anyone for a Casket Match and Shannon Moore took him up on it.
*Jeff Jarrett comes out for his MMA demonstration, bringing a lot of people out as sparring partners. Jeremy Borash reads a prepared statement saying that TNA asks everyone not to try this at home. Jarrett shows everyone an armbar and walks everyone through the move. He then shows a Japanese Kneelock, then an anklelock. Fans start chanting for Kurt Angle and Jarrett responds that he learned this move from Ken Shamrock. He then shows a rear naked choke and people chant for Samoa Joe. Angle says he learned the choke from Royce Gracie. Joe comes out and says he wants Jarrett. Jarrett says he has two students left and if Joe can get through them, he can have Jarrett tonight. Joe destroys them and they tease a submission match but Jarrett leaves the students and runs off. Joe kills them.
*TNA champion Jeff Hardy defeated Raven in a match where Raven would be fired if he lost. Hulk Hogan came out and said “Raven, you are fired, quote the Hulkster, Nevermore.” Tommy Dreamer, Brian Kendrick and Stevie Richards came out and put over Raven similar to how they praised Sabu when he finished up at the PPV. Dreamer then demanded that Rhino get out there and explain what he did last week. Rhino came out and said that his TNA contract was expiring and the only way Eric Bischoff would sign him to a new deal is if he turned on them and he did what he had to do. He told Dreamer that he and Rob Van Dam only cared about themselves, not anyone else. It got physical and Rob Van Dam got involved but Rhino lays them out.
*Abyss challenged anyone to a Casket Match. Out came Shannon Moore, who accepted. They have a back and forth match. Abyss almost gets put in the casket but fights off Moore. Moore tries several more times and finally slams the casket shut, then does a backwards flip over the casket onto Abyss. Abyss hits the Black Hole Slam and opens the casket, but there’s the Pope inside and attacks Abyss. The referee calls for the bell and Abyss escaped.
*Angelina Love vs. Mickie James for the first time ever with the winner getting a TNA Knockouts title match. Mickie wins. Great back and forth match.
*Brother Ray comes out and explains why he turned on Devon. He says he invented the Dudley Death Drop and begins naming everyone who fell to it. He says that the only reason Chris Sabin kicked out of the move at Turning Point is because Devon is, was, and always will be the weak link. Bubba said, “I am Shawn Michaels and Devon is Marty Jannetty.” He says that any of his brothers could have been his partner because he made 3D.
*The main event is Ric Flair vs. Matt Morgan. Ric Flair came out and drank an entire Snirnoff even though he didn’t get “iced.” Morgan had the early advantage. Flair gains control after a low blow. They brawl around ringside. Flair is busted open maybe three minutes in. Fortune comes out and works on Morgan after he chokeslams Flair, but Douglas Williams turned babyface, attacks Fortune and leaves. Morgan nails the Carbon Footprint on Flair and scores the pin. Fortune and Flair are pissed about Williams as Morgan celebrates.
Dillon Avery says
I’ll just give my quick thoughts…Douglas Williams is a good wrestler, but doesn’t need to be in the main event scene. He was a bad fit in Fortune and I’m glad TNA realized that. Brother Ray claiming to be the Shawn Michaels is hilarious. Angelina vs. Mickie = PPV quality. I’m a huge Raven fanboy so I really hate seeing him go. I’m not sure if he’s gone from TV or TNA all together, but I’d love to see TNA keep him backstage to help tech psychology to the new guys. I like how they added the realism of Rhinos contract into an angle explaining why he turned. I feel I should be more excited for the Joe/Jarrett/Angle storyline but I just am not. I’m not a fan of pro wrestling dabbling into MMA though.
MMA is real wrestling is not..so wrestling should not be trying to play with the MMA stuff.
wrestling is just as real as MMA is. it takes more of a athlete to be a pro wrestler than it dose to get in a cage and beat the crap out of someone else. and believe me i know iv been wrestling for 3 years and have several finds that rare in MMA. but as far as the two mixing together i believe is bad business!