Sting comes out to kick off the show with a new TNA Title Belt (Not customized for a wrestler) on his shoulder along with Jeff Hardy’s TNA Belt in his hand. Sting said that he has been waiting a while to say this and called our Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff.
Sting said that the old belt was all that was left of Jeff Hardy. He told Hogan he could do whatever he wanted with it and Hogan tossed it out of the ring. Sting asked Hogan how he could destroy a man like he did with Jeff Hardy. Then Sting said that Jeff was a grown man who chose to go down a bad road and it’s his fault, except that Hogan and Bischoff had influence on him and sold him on whatever it was that made Jeff F up at the PPV.
Sting said he can’t do anything for Jeff, but he can do whatever needs to be done for the guys in the back.
Hogan said that Sting was a part time guy and asked Sting what he was trying to do, blaming Hogan and Bischoff for what Hardy did. Hardy let Immortal down. Hogan ran down Hardy. Hardy’s problems were his own fault, not theirs. Everyone in Immortal are top guys at the top of their game. Hogan told Sting that “everybody makes their own deal around here” and told Sting he better save his own ass. Since he came back, Hogan’s cell has been ringing off the hook. Everyone in this business is calling him to be part of what he is doing. Sting is replacable.
Sting said if his phone is ringing off the hook, why is it he is only seeing those two, and no real talent. Brother Ray’s music hit and he came out.
Ray took the mic and said he has been ringing Hogan’s phone off the hook. He said he has been waiting for this opportunity all his life, 20 years. He said that there would be no wrestling business today if it wasn’t for Hogan. He said that it burns Sting’s ass. He called Sting a co-star and he said he understands because he has been carrying Devon for 15 years. He said Sting was jealous and he has the fans fooled. He said he could never upstage Hogan and that is why Sting came back. Fans booed and Hogan said for them to shut up. Ray said he would like to be a part of Immortal and said that he wanted to the first step of taking out Sting and winning the title. He told Sting no matter what he does, he will never be out of Hogan’s shadow.
Hogan was about to give Ray a title shot when AJ Styles, Kazarian and Beer Money hit the ring.
After a commercial we come back and AJ has the mic. He said that there are four men in the ring named Fortune and they have Sting’s back 100%. AJ told Ray that when he got into the business, he wanted to be a singles wrestler. It didn’t happen but he had a singles wrestler that carried the load. Ray was not happy. AJ said that Devon was the star and without him he would have never had any titles because Devon carried the load.
Ray said that he wanted to slap AJ. AJ was ready to go. Ray said that Dixie carried AJ and that he is shot that Dixie wasn’t breast feeding him. Ray tried to move on from AJ and get his title shot and AJ slapped Ray in the face. Hogan kept him from fighting with AJ and Mr. Anderson’s music hit.
Anderson asked where his rematch was and Hogan called him an asshole. Anderson feigned that it hurt him to hear, falling to the mat, then said he owned being an asshole and said it over and over again. Hogan told Anderson he couldn’t the job done against RVD. Anderson said RVD couldn’t either, and called Hogan ‘Terrence’ as Hogan looked like he was going to clock Anderson.
Bischoff piped in and said that since the network wants ratings, he has an idea. There will be a four way to be the guy who will fight Sting. He says it should be Ray, Anderson, RVD and AJ. Anderson said no, he should get his shot. Bischoff said that they have the power and it’s going to happen. ((Jarrett’s Jab – By the sound of that promo, Jeff Hardy is on his way out of TNA. TNA is a business, about time they acted like one and cut their losses.))
Backstage, we saw Kurt Angle with a big box, which is a present for the newlyweds, Jeff and Karen Angle.
In the back, AJ talked to RVD. He told him that the other two guys in the match tonight were heels and offered to watch RVD’s back if he would do the same. RVD mentioned they had a bad history. He said he never lost the title and would win it on his own tonight. AJ didn’t seem to like that. They are not pals and won’t be working together if that segment is to be believed.
TNA Knockouts Title Match: Madison Rayne (c) vs. “The Future Legend” Alyssa Flash
She took her into the ring and pinned her.
Winner by Pinfall: Madison Rayne
Mickie James came out and said that Madison is whatever she is and that she would fight Madison. She told Mickie she had her chance and she needed Mickie to put something on the line. Mickie asked what she wanted. Madison said she wanted her hair. So Lockdown is Title vs. Hair.
The Pope is in the back with a blind guy, a fat woman and a guy in a wheelchair. He instructs the ‘blind man’, fat woman and guy in the wheel chair what to do for later.
Anderson asked Hogan to explain how he has to wrestle for a title shot he already owns. Hogan runs this place so he can do it his way or the hard way. What’s it gonna be? Anderson throws the camera out so he can talk to Hogan alone.
The Pope was in the ring with his three friends from the back. Pope said miracles need to be performed in this world. He has them in front of him and asked for an amen. He asked again and got one He said he is gonna perform miracles like “Jesus Christ that have been done over 10,000 years ago by that Jesus Christ”.
He turned to the afflicted to heal them. He went to the blind man. He asked him to kiss Pope’s ring. The blind guy couldn’t get it, because being blind is funny in TNA. Pope took off his glasses. He spit in his hand and called it holy oil, and rubbed it on the guy’s face. The guy can see. Pope asked for a HA men, and the guy gave him a hallelujah.
Pope went over to the guy in the wheelchair and made fun of him for being a cripple, and mocked him for diving in water on his head. He then felt the guy’s legs, and slapped him in the head. The guy got out of the chair and danced. Taz said it’s like The Oddities.
Now, it’s time for the fat chick. She is too fat for even the Pope to help.
Samoa Joe came out Okada while Pope hid behind the actors. Pope rolled to the floor and grabbed Okada. He held something, which appeared to be a knife, to Okada’s throat. He hit hornet with the mic and laid him out in the ring. The knife was actually a prop.
We see Pope in the back. He pulls off Okada’s mask and says he is ugly. Pope told him to not take the beating he was giving personal, then said it was personal. He hit Okada in the nuts and called it chopped sushi. Joe yelled from far away so Pope got in one last shot and ran. Joe thinks Pope is a son of a bitch. He spoke in Japanese to Okada.
RVD faces off with Mr. Anderson. RVD thinks he sucks for just wanting a title shot and not being a better man. Anderson said he owns the fact that he’s an asshole. They fight about who is in bed with Hogan.
Velvet Sky, Angelina Love and Winter were in the back. Velvet was happy. Then Winter came in. Winter and Velvet fought over who would get wrestle with Angie tonight. Angie chose Winter and Velvet isn’t happy.
Jeff and Karen Jarrett came out. Jeff has nothing left to prove. He has done it all to Kurt Angle and there is not one shred of dignity left in that man. For the good of the kids, he can’t do anything more to their father. He is offering a truce to Kurt. Karen thanked him. Jeff then told Kurt he could come out now and ask for forgiveness while Taz and Tenay argued about it on commentary.
Kurt came out with the gift he had earlier. Kurt told Jeff he is right and he is the better man. The gift is a symbol so that they can move on and coexist. Jeff asked if he was sincere. Kurt told him to look at him and said, don’t I look sincere. Jeff opened the gift and it was an American flag clad guitar. Kurt raised Jeff and Karen’s hands. Kurt nailed Jeff in the, legitimately opening him up the hard way. Karen hit Kurt in the nuts twice but Kurt laughed. And then he pulled out a cup. He protected his angle-nuts.
Angle said it was time to get medieval on someone’s ass and he would cut Jeff a deal, those two in a steel cage in Lockdown. Jeff shook his head no. Kurt said that he would hunt him and Karen down if not. Karen told Jeff not to say yes but he did.
In the back Bischoff was with Gunner, Murphy and Rob Terry giving them a promo about how they need all of the titles. Abyss did that and won the TV title but he can’t defend it due to losing his spleen and all so the three of them will win it in a match for the vacant belt.
Karen Angle is in the back screaming. Her ex-husband is crazy and she needs the police sent to the Impact Zone. Jeff said tell them who your husband is. She does.
Then we see a promo for the TV Title match. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Does this belt mean anything anymore?))
Gunner and Murphy came out first. Then came Terry
TNA Television Title Match: Rob Tery vs. Gunner vs. Murphy
Rob Terry was in charge early on. Gunner then went after Terry and his partner. He lays out his partner and pins him to win the title. He gets the belt and puts it in his mouth.
Winner and New TNA Television Champion: Gunner
In the back, AJ said he was looking out for RVD earlier, but he gets it, he can take care of himself. He is going to jump into the driver’s seat and take care of himself. He said he has three guys to deal with. Ric Flair walks toward AJ and says he has four. . AJ nails Flair and down he goes. AJ said that felt good.
Karen Angle is with the cops. She wants her ex husband Kurt arrested. He attacked Jeff. She is going crazy until Jeff tells her to calm down. She is nuts, so Jeff said go with the cops because he knows what to do. She does.
Matt Morgan, Winter and Angelina Love vs. Sarita, Rosie and Hernandez.
Hernandez came out with the cousins and did a promo. He said that Mexico was taking over. This was our land and now it’s theirs. The men are in the ring to start but it ended quickly when Winter hit a backbreaker on Rosita and pinned her.
Winners by pinfall: Matt Morgan, Winter and Angelina Love
The fan from the PPV jumped out of the crowd into the ring and attacked Morgan.
Fatal 4 Way #1 Contenders Match: Mr. Anderson vs. RVD vs. AJ Styles vs. Bully Ray
They paired of quickly with RVD vs. Anderson and Ray vs. Styles. Styles hit a standing hurricanranna on Ray, but Ray slammed Styles on a monkey flip attempt. Ray clotheslined Anderson over the top and he and RVD faced off.
RVD scored a kick and hit rolling thunder for a pin attempt. Anderson pulled him to the floor and clotheslined him. Ray ended up beating up the other three guys in different corners. RVD took out everyone, but missed the frog splash.
Styles hit a sick cross body from across the ring on Ray for two. Everybody had rapid fire pinfall attempts. AJ and Ray spilled to the floor and Ray grabbed a chair. Earl Hebner snatched it away and tossed it down in the ring. Ray and Styles fought at ringside. Anderson grabbed RVD and hit a backsuplex on the chair. Hebner counted the pin, but no one was sure who won. As Hebner was about to tell Jeremy Borash the decision, Ray hit Earl, then Borash. AJ then attacked Ray on the floor and they brawled really stiffly on the floor. They were laying them in there. RVD and Anderson were still in the ring I guess, we weren’t shown them. Ray went up to the stage, with AJ in pursuit with a chair. Just as AJ was about to hit Ray, Ric Flair hit AJ in the nuts. The two of them worked over AJ on the stage. Flair signed to the floor and Ray did a sit out powerbomb from the stage through a table on AJ. Two refs were at ringside with one doing a fake X symbol Al Snow and some other managers came out. The announcers said we needed to take a break and we went to commercial.
We come back and Ray and AJ are still on the floor, being attended to. Before we got an update on what happened or if Anderson or RVD were still alive, they went to a video recap of what we just saw. On one replay you could actually see Flair positioning Ray’s back before the big spot. Call it a hunch but I think Ray knows how to do that spot Naitch. As they attended to AJ the floor, Ray was on the stage heeling AJ as Snow and Simon Diamond/Pat Kenny pulled him away. They stretchered out AJ as the rest of Fortune watched AJ (but didn’t go after Ray).
They slowly immobilized AJ and prepared him for transit. They showed many fan shows, with some of them looking concerned.
Mike Tenay then said, “As tough as this is to watch, let’s go back and take another look”. As AJ was being rolled away, Tenay wondered what the finish of the match was. Taz, was more concerned with the immobile AJ.
As AJ was put into the ambulance Fortune was concerned. Kaz went and called Wendy to tell her that her husband/his best friend was really hurt. The show ends as the ambulance pulls away with AJ inside. ((Jarrett’s Jab – I thought this was a wrestling show. Cudos to the AJ Spot though. Sold real well. Tenay worried about the match was horrible and came off heartless.))