The shows opens with a video package reliving the events of Turning Point as Fortune defeated EV2.0 and fired Sabu. Bischoff paid off the Congregation (and his brother) to turn on the Pope, and Jeff Hardy defeated Matt Morgan to retain the TNA World Title.
We head to the Impact Zone as Immortal (minus Jeff Hardy) makes their way out to a guitar variation of Hogan’s theme. Bischoff opens by assuring us that Immortal loves all of us from the bottom of his heart, and introduces all the members of the group: Abyss, who outsmarted Pope and out-Congregationed the Congregation, Jeff Jarrett (who put on an MMA clinic and is the whole reason we’re here), and then AJ Styles says that at the end of the day, it’s all about Fortune, and now Sabu is pointing to the sky in the unemployment line. AJ says he’s going to send another one of them home tonight when he cripples Stevie Richards. Bischoff takes the mic back and says the biggest moment of the night was the first title defense of the TNA/Immortal World Champion, Jeff Hardy! Hardy gets in the ring and shakes hands with the entire group before grabbing the mic to address the crowd. He says that Turning Point was the coming out party for himself as he annihilated Matt Morgan and left his dreams with the invisibility of the wind. Crowd starts chanting “overrated” at Hardy, and Hardy says he’s not overrated, he is the Chosen One and drank from the holy cup of Hulkamania, and will now and forever be Immortal. Bischoff says the night is about the get more exciting because we have a special guest, and it’s the one and only TRUE IMMORTAL, Hulk Hogan! Hulk comes out in his full nWo 5’o clock shadow. Crowd starts a Hogan chant as Jeff hands him the microphone and steps to the back respectfully. Hogan says when he came to TNA to run the company, the one thing he requested and had to have was Ric Flair, because without Ric Flair, you just don’t have a wrestling company. He’s spent the weeks chasing leads and deals, and he’s been taking care of the next big thing for Immortal, and Ric Flair’s done a great job keeping everything together here, and the bar that he raised caused everyone else to step up or get out. Now that they’ve got Immortal working like clockwork, he’s got a surprise for the champ. The lights go out, and a brand new TNA Title lowers from the ceiling ((Jarrett’s Jab – Some people complain that it looks like the Diva’s title. It’s specially for Hardy)) Hogan takes the old title belt and hands the new one to Hardy, and now that he’s drank from the cup of Hulkamania, he is Immortal, and the belt represents everlasting life because he is the greatest wrestler of all time. Hogans says he’s not used to taking out the trash, but in this case, Dixie Carter and her whole wrestling company are represented by that belt (which he takes and drops in a trash can Fortune brought to the ring with them), and if there’s anyone left who wants to fight Immortal, then the only thing they can still do, it’s drop to their knees and pray.
Suddenly, Pope’s music hits and he’s out in the Congregation. Bischoff asks him what he wants, and Pope says that the prayers of the Congregation have been answered because Pope has arrived. Crowd starts chanting for Pope, and Pope tells Easy E that after what he pulled at Turning Point by paying off his family, he has a casket that was meant for Abyss, but he’s going to take Bischoff’s over the hill behind, put it in the casket, and push the casket over the edge of the ramp, and watch him crash and burn, and there’s nothing Bischoff can do about it. Now Samoa Joe’s music hits and he’s standing at the top of the biker ramp (used for Tara’s old motorcycle entrance), and he tells Immortal that the Pope isn’t their only problem tonight. Joe hasn’t forgotten what Jarrett, Gunner, and Murphy did to him, and he thinks it’s cute that Jarrett thinks he’s a shootfighter, but tells Jarrett to get in the ring and play shootfighter with him, because it’s going to take more than his new hillbilly girlfriends to put him down. RVD’s music hits, and he comes out in front of the announcing booth to tell Eric that all the fun he’s been having at his expense is over, because after he found out that EV2.0 is the family he always knew it was, it became clear that he only ever had one friend shallow enough to completely sell out because he wanted something that was his. RVD looks at Hardy holding the title that RVD never lost, and he takes great comfort in the knowledge that Jeff knows that one day, he’s going to have to face him in the ring, and he wants that match tonight so that he can leave the TNA World Champion. Matt Morgan walks up the ramp. He says he means no disrespect to RVD but he wants another match with Hardy first. He says Jeff calls himself the World Champion, but he’s not a champion because he exposed him in the middle of the ring at Turning Point and, given the opportunity, he’ll expose Hardy’s ass again. Morgan knows he can’t but the real heat on Hardy because he knows Hogan is the one who’s really pulling the strings. Hogan tells him that he’s barking up the wrong tree, and Morgan says he worshiped Hogan as a kid because of his integrity, and that’s the whole reason he’s on this stage tonight. But looks at Hogan now: where’s the fight? Where’s the never say die attitude? Where’s his balls? Because if he had any, he’d stand up and fight them. Hogan says if he wants a fight, that’s what he’s going to get, because he, Ric Flair, and Eric Bischoff are going to the back to formulate their battle plan. But he wants Morgan to be careful what he wishes for because he just might get it and he can take that to the bank…BROTHER.
Hogan and Bischoff are backstage trying to decide if they believe Morgan, and Flair says that after 30 years it’s hard to become Immortal without being great. Hogan says while he was gone, he was sitting home and realized how ignorant Matt Morgan is because he was getting booed, and now he’s trying to be the savior of TNA. Flair says he just wanted to come out and kiss Hogan’s ass, and Hogan says if they want a war they’re going to get one. Hogan says he’s going to make Samoa Joe vs Gunner & Murphy, Rob Van Dam vs Frankie Kazarian and if RVD beats Kazarian, he’ll become the number one contender. Hogan also makes Matt Morgan vs Beer Money & Doug Williams, and Flair says that the faces really just want to join Immortal. Flair says Hogan needs to check out some of the new talent around TNA, and they leave the room while Bischoff sits there laughing over how awesome Hogan and Flair are.
Robbie E and Cookie are backstage, and Cookie says that Robbie E took care of Jay Lethal at Turning Point, and she wants Taylor Wilde to know that she may not be a wrestler, but she’s from Jersey and knows how to fight.
Jay Lethal & Taylor Wilde vs The Shore
Cookie looks really unhappy to be wrestling here. ((Jarrett’s Jab – How about a contradiction with those fries?))
Robbie and Cookie are out on the floor running from Lethal and Wilde, and Robbie suckerpunches Lethal and tosses him back in the ring. Lethal quickly turns it around and fires back with some stiff chops to Robbie, but Cookie drags Robbie out to the. The Shore stalls for more time out on the floor until Cookie orders Robbie back into the ring. Robbie hesitates, so Lethal just hiptosses him back in the ring and chops him again, and Robbie scurries to the corner and into the embrace of Cookie. Jay Lethal tags in Taylor Wilde, so Robbie has to tag Cookie in. Cookie literally runs away from Taylor and tags Robbie in. Robbie menaces Taylor, but doesn’t notice Lethal climbing the ropes until he hits him with a flying bodypress for a two count. Cookie comes in and grabs Lethal’s ankle, allowing Robbie to nail Lethal from behind, but Lethal barely registers before taking Robbie over with an armdrag and then bars the arm. Cookie distracts Lethal and Taylor goes after Cookie, but as the ref takes forever to escort Taylor out of the ring, Robbie takes the majority of this time to finally decide to pull Lethal’s hair. The referee, still with his back turned, completely misses both Robbie and Cookie putting the boots to Lethal. Cookie holds Lethal and Robbie charges, Lethal moves and Robbie nearly hits Cookie, but stops short and turns around right into the Lethal Combination. Cookie jumps on Lethal’s back and Lethal no-sells, so Cookie tries a kick to the gut and Lethal catches the boot and signals for Taylor to come in. Cookie slips out of her boot and runs out to the floor and Taylor chases her around ringside, and while the ref is busy watching them, Robbie takes Cookie’s boot and knocks Lethal out with it for the win while Taylor chases Cookie into the ring and runs right past Lethal without thinking to break up the pin. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Blonde moment!))
Winners by pinfall: The Shore
We thankfully transition into to a video package looking at the history of the Team 3D-Motor City Machine Guns match. We see Team 3D walking backstage as we go to commercial.
Team 3D make their way to the ring to address the fans. Bubba puts over the match at Turning Point and they’re proud that they helped pave the way for all the other teams in TNA and they made tag team wrestling in TNA mean something. However, it’s time for everything to come to an end and they’re glad they got to go out against the Guns, and the only words they can possible say to everyone is thank you very much. Devon says that whether they’ve loved or hated them, they’ve always showed 3D respect and he wants to thank them, because without the fans there would be on Team 3D. It’s time to move on because they’ve done everything there is to do, and Bubba wants to go become a rock star and Devon has twin boys that he’s going to turn into the next Team 3D, so for the final and last time, he says “Without any further ado…oh my brother, TESTIFY!” 3D’s music hits and they embrace in the middle of the ring, but out of nowhere Bubba nails Devon from behind and stands there glaring at him, and as Devon tries to get up, Bubba just kicks him back down and shakes his head at him.
We come back from commercial and take a look at Brother Ray turning on Brother Devon. We go to Mike and Taz, and Mike asks Taz if he had any idea this was coming, and Taz said he had no clue and didn’t think anyone did.
Still to come: AJ Styles defends the TV Title against Stevie Richards, Matt Morgan takes on Beer Money & Doug Williams, and RVD faces Frankie Kazarian for a shot at the TNA World Title.
We go backstage to Eric Bischoff’s office as Bischoff chews out the referees for assigning a punk kid to referee the main event at Turning Point. Bischoff says they embarrassed him at the PPV, and the kid referee says it’s not the Hebners’ fault, it was his fault and he’ll take the blame. Matt Morgan comes in, saying he could hear Bischoff down the hall, and yells at Bischoff for getting on the kid’s case, and says he should do the right thing and appoint him the referee for his match against Fortune tonight. Bischoff says he’s got it, and tells the referee to do his freakin’ job. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Tough Love? Um…I guess.))
Gunner & Murphy vs Samoa Joe
Gunner & Murphy jump Joe before the bell and Joe tries to fight back, but the numbers are against him and they continue pummeling Joe in the corner, Murphy hitting a running Yakuza Kick in the corner and Gunner with a running high knee. Joe comes back on Gunner and hits an exploder suplex, but Gunner made a blind tag to Murphy. Murphy tries to jump Joe from behind, but Joe nails him and hits a leaping enziguiri, then hits a Muscle Buster on Murphy.
Winner by pinfall: Samoa Joe
Murphy nails Joe from behind, but Joe no-sells and starts beating the crap out of Murphy and chokes him out. Jeff Jarrett comes in behind Joe while he’s choking Murphy and nails him with a nightstick, and then all three guys put the boots to Joe and Jarrett puts the Ankle Lock on Joe. Suddenly, Kurt Angle comes out of the crowd and suplexes both Gunner and Murphy, and Jarrett turns around and freezes in shock at the sight of Angle before bailing out of the ring and dashing up the ramp to safety. Angle helps Joe up and they stare Jarrett down from the ring.
Immortal is backstage and they’re unhappy with what just happened, and Flair said he doesn’t know what’s up with Gunner and Murphy and says they’re done. Bischoff says they need to get Angle out of here, and leaves with Abyss to go take care of Angle. ((Jarrett’s Jab – What is he going to do, eat him?))
We come back from commercial, and Bischoff tells the camera crew to stick with him so they can get video proof that Angle is there. He goes into the men’s room and makes fun of someone in the stall for stinking up the men’s room, perhaps thinking it was Angle, but instead the Pope comes out of the stall, punches Bischoff in the gut, then opens another stall that contains Abyss and beats him down, kicking him (presumably) into the stall wall ((Jarrett’s Jab – A pope, a guy, and a toilet, do I really need to write it?)), then grabs Bischoff and drags him out of the men’s room.
Kazarian vs Rob Van Dam
Before the match, we are told that Rhino’s contract expired and Hogan and Bischoff chose not to renew him. Kazarian attacks Van Dam before the bell and delivers a big hiptoss. Van Dam fires back, but Kazarian goes to the eyes and comes off the ropes but gets sent into the corner and takes a BIG monkey flip, and then gets sent across the ring for another, even BIGGER monkey flip. RVD follows that up with a cartwheel into a moonsault for two, then repeatedly rams a shoulder into Kazarian’s ribs in the corner and gets a springboard jump kick to Kazarian. Van DAm with a boot to the face sends Kazarian staggering, but Kazarian dodges a charge and goes up top, but hits a flying bodypress and wipes out both Van Dam and the referee. Van Dam catches Kazarian’s boot and gets the stepover spinkick, and Ric Flair comes down to ringside with a chair. Rhino comes out and runs right past Flair and into the ring where he just kind of stands there staring at both guys before hitting the Gore on Van Dam, allowing Kazarian to cover him and get the win.
Winner by pinfall: Kazarian
Rhino stands in the ring over RVD, and Tommy Dreamer runs in and yells at him and tells him to leave the ring. Rhino starts to leave but then, predictably, grabs a chair and lays Dreamer out with it. ((Jarrett’s Jab – I’m going to assume he had to do this to get TNA to renew his contract))
We go backstage to where Pope has dragged Bischoff off to the catacombs of the Impact Zone and is furious at Bischoff for buying off his family. He puts a gold chain and sunglasses on Bischoff since he wants to be Pope and Bischoff feverishly tries to apologize, but Pope tells him to shut up and puts a skincap on Bischoff’s head and tells him to rap. Bischoff tries some weak shizzle nizzle stuff, but Pope tells him to shut up and drags him off camera again.
Hogan and Abyss are in Hogan’s office and Hogan asks Abyss why this is happening and why he let Bischoff out of his sight. Hogan sends Abyss to go rescue Bischoff and rip Pope’s head off if he sees him.
TV Title Match: AJ Styles vs Stevie Richards
Stevie attacks AJ from behind during his entrance and rolls him in the ring.
We’re back, and the bell rings to officially start the match as Stevie backdrops AJ for 2, then clotheslines him to the floor. Richards goes out after him, but AJ runs back in the ring and kicks Stevie coming in, then hits a springboard moonsault for 2. AJ works Stevie over in the corner, then hits a snapmare and a neck vice, and Stevie escapes and goes for a dropkick, but AJ dodges and Stevie crashes to the mat, and AJ hits a series of elbow drops and we HIT THE CHINLOCK! Stevie fights out, but AJ catches him coming off the ropes with his SWEET dropkick for 2. AJ chops Stevie in the corner and gouges Stevie’s face, and Stevie backdrops AJ to the apron but AJ hits him with a forearm from behind. Stevie suddenly comes back with a ton of fire, hitting elbows and clotheslines and gets a 2 count. Stevie goes up for the ten punch count, then gets a hard forearm and charges AJ in the corner, but AJ moves and Stevie hangs himself up in the corner and collapses to the mat. AJ goes out to the apron and comes back in with a springboard something, but Stevie catches him coming down with the Stevie Kick and goes for the cover, but AJ gets his foot on the rope at the last possible moment. Stevie goes for the Stevie Bomb, but YOU CAN’T POWERBOMB AJ! He slips through and hits the Styles Clash, but instead of dropping him flat, he drops him on the back of his neck and it looks REALLY ugly. AJ covers and gets the win.
Winner by pinfall: AJ Styles
The replay of the Styles Clash looks nastier than the original.
Backstage, Pope brings Eric Bischoff over to the casket, punches him in the gut, delivers an uppercut, and dumps Bischoff in the casket, which he then wheels out of the room.
We head out to the Impact Zone as Pope wheels the casket out to ringside, but Abyss comes out of nowhere and blindsides Pope, then opens the casket and tries to revive Bischoff. Pope nails Abyss from behind, closes the casket, then goes back to pummeling Abyss and puts the boots to him. Pope slams Abyss into the casket and continues beating on him, but Bischoff finally wakes up and gets out of the casket and lowblows Pope, and now Abyss is able to lay Pope out and then stuff him in the casket. Abyss and Bischoff close the lid and then Abyss turns the casket around and rams it through the stage. Bischoff then goes over and lays repeated kicks into the poor, defenseless casket as Abyss looks in the camera and says he warned us.
Matt Morgan vs Doug Williams & Beer Money
Fortune attacks Morgan before the bell, but he goes through all three of them and goozles Beer Money, but Williams clips his knee and they put the boots to Morgan. Williams gets the leglocks Morgan, then tags in Roode, who hits a series of elbowdrops to the knee, then tags in Storm and they split the wishbone on Morgan’s legs. Williams tags back in and horse collars the leg, but Morgan fights out. Williams drags Morgan to the apron and slams his knee on the apron, then distracts the ref while Flair gets a couple of shots in from the floor. Storm locks in the figure four in the middle of the ring, but Morgan reverses the hold and forces the break. Eric Bischoff comes out to the announce table and gets on the air and says he’s had it and Matt Morgan better come out on top tonight because if he doesn’t, he’s never going to get another shot at Jeff Hardy again. Roode gets Morgan in a Boston Crab as Bischoff says this has crossed the line between personal and professional and pounds his fist on the desk. Roode puts the boots to Morgan, but Morgan pops up and hits a discus clothesline and wipes out Roode. Bischoff tells Tenay to shut the hell up and continues talking to Taz as the match continues. Roode tags in Williams and Morgan runs him over with a series of clotheslines and then knocks Storm off the apron. Morgan with a big boot to Roode and hits a charging splash in the corner on Williams, followed by a side suplex for a two count. Beer Money run in and double team Morgan and try a double suplex, but Morgan reverses and suplexes both Storm and Roode. Flair pops up on the ring apron as we are informed run out of time on Impact.
Morgan punches Flair off the apron, but Williams nails Morgan with a series of European Uppercuts and comes off the ropes with a crossbody, but Morgan catches him and hits a fall away slam. Flair and Beer Money leave the ringside area and walk up to the top of the rampway, leaving Williams alone with Morgan. One Carbon Footprint later and Morgan earns himself a rematch for the TNA World Title.
Winner: Matt Morgan
Bischoff is about to blow a gasket at the announce table and asks Taz the name of the referee, which is Jackson James. Bischoff screams he’s going to fire him. Jeff Hardy comes up on the video wall and cuts a promo on Morgan, but it was prerecorded, and the real Jeff Hardy runs out and attacks Morgan from behind and hits the Twist Of Hate, then goes up top and hits a Swanton. Jeff grabs the Immortal World Title belt and holds it high for everyone to see.