A video package played highlighting the Garrett Bischoff match from Against All Odds, and then the Main Event World Title 4-Way Match between Bobby Roode, Bully Ray, James Storm, and Jeff Hardy. Hardy said that Roode is making everyone sick. Roode said that he will remain the World Champion for a long time.
In the Impact Zone for the first time in two weeks, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode makes his entrance in his ring gear and shirt. Roode thanks the crowd and states that the people are cheering for him by chanting “ROOOOOOODDDEEE” and asks Christie Hemme to introduce him. And the crowd boos him again. He says that that has a good ring to it, and asked who thought he would he would lose. He then quickly told those people “Screw You” and told them to shut up. Roode announced that he beat Jeff Hardy, James Storm and Bully Ray at the same time and Sting wasn’t able to screw him. Roode talks about how Sting has had it out for him. He thanked Sting for helping him beat those three men and said the only finger of blame he can point now is at himself.
Sting comes out and his twitter handle showed up on the graphic rather than his actual ring name (although it is the same, except with the “at” symbol before it.) Sting said that he let his anger get the best of him and Jeff Hardy got screwed. Tonight he is come to make right to Jeff Hardy, and he’s so glad that Roode is a fighting champion because he’s got Hardy tonight. Roode yells and Sting announces that it’s No Time limit and No Disqualification. Sting walks up the ramp, but turns around and says that he’s so glad he has his gear on because the match….is right after the break! ((Jarrett’s Jab – This is getting ridiculous how many title matches they have given away on free TV. It has to be at least seven since Bound for Glory. That’s a five month time period and at least seven PPV quality matches, usually rematches the Thursday after the PPV, that’s been given away. Do I even need to continue this little rant?))
No Time Limit or DQ Match for the TNA World Championship: Bobby Roode (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Back from the break, Brandon Jacobs from the Super Bowl winning New York Giants is shown with Mike Straka from Spike’s ‘MMA Uncensored Live.’
Jeff Hardy makes his entrance in some half-face paint and walks down the ramp with his eyes closed and eyelids painted before getting serious and jumping Roode in the Ring. Hardy goes on some quick offense, running through him with clotheslines and his leg drop into Roode’s groin. Roode gets the upper hand for a second before Hardy sends him over the top and hesitates before diving over the top rope for a cross body. A replay is shown and then Hardy sends a chair into Roode’s ribs and then his back. Tenay puts over Brian Hebner for not starting a count (the match apparently has count outs) and Hardy sends Roode into the guardrail, head-first into the apron and head-first into the steel steps. Roode is able to block a second shot into the ring steps and Hardy is able to block a suplex twice before connecting with one himself. A replay is shown of the suplex and Hardy has a little trouble getting to his feet before he bounces Roode’s head off the ring steps like a basketball and clotheslines him on the ramp. Hardy throws another chair at Roode and Roode tries to beg off. Tenay implies this is Hardy’s last title shot as Hardy drives Roode into the guardrail. Hardy throws Roode’s right shoulder into the apron twice and Taz notes the discoloration on that shoulder. Hardy points to the fans and Roode is able to get the advantage for a moment before Hardy sends him into it and he flips over it. Hardy maneuvers the steps and uses them as a launching pad for the Poetry in Motion.
The two are back in the ring and Hardy hits a front suplex for a two count. Hardy goes up top, but Roode pushes Brian Hebner into the ropes and knocks Hardy off balance. Roode throws Hardy onto the floor for his first real advantage of the match. Roode puts the boots to Hardy on the outside and taunts before he tries to Piledrive Hardy onto the ramp. Hardy backbody drops him and starts to take him up the ramp. Hebner tells Hardy to get into the ring and Hardy throws Roode off the rope and onto the concrete. Hardy jumps off the ramp for a flying clothsline before Irish Whipping him into the guardrail. Hardy goes for Twist of Fate but Roode throws him off into the side of the staging. Roode tries a spear, but bounces off it himself. Hardy throws him into the side of the ramp and then guides him into the ring. Hardy takes his shirt off, and Angle throws him into the steps and then into the ring. A loud “Angle Sucks” chant start and Roode hits a spear for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and STILL TNA Champion: Bobby Roode
Angle smiles on the ramp in his MMA Elite Button-up. ((Jarrett’s Jab – A great match, but too many rough spots in my opinion to be on Free TV, especially Roode being thrown off the stage. When Hardy was thrown into the staging, I was getting flashbacks to the Storm vs Harris match right before Slammiversary 2007 when Harris speared Storm through it, but that didn’t happen tonight. Angle coming back was a surprise and it’s nice to know that even wrestlers shop at Walmart.))
Bobby Roode is backstage and asks how many chances does Jeff Hardy need? He complains about how much Sting tries to stack the deck, but he overcomes it every time. Sting walks up to him and tells him he’s not done yet. He announces a Number one contenders match tonight.
Eric Young is backstage with a guitar and he forgot to get ODB a Valentine’s Day present, so even though he lost his driver’s license and he had to walk three hours to play Backgammon with his blind mom, he wrote a song for ODB and we get to hear it tonight. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Hey, my first name is Jarrett, maybe I can break that guitar over his head. They do love family angles in TNA.))
Sting is backstage telling James Storm and Bully Ray that they’re all pissed off, they both got cheated last time they were in the ring with Roode, so maybe they ought to wrestle tonight. Bully Ray says this match shouldn’t be happening because he should be the champion right now, but Storm says he’s the #1 contender and he’ll prove that tonight.
A video was shown recapping the opening contest from Against All Odds and showed Jesse Sorensen getting seriously injured from the Moonsault. ((Jarrett’s Jab – From all of us at TNAStars, we wish Sorensen the very best in his recovery. And the site will try to give updates on his position as soon as we hear them.))
Aries sends Ion to the corner and Shannon starts out the match for his team. Headlock by Aries leads to some quick chain wrestling from the two, and poses on the turnbuckle. Ion tags him in and Moore hits a moonsault for two. Shelly tags in and hits a double sledge on Ion. Armwringer by Shelly is broken up by stomping on Shelly’s foot. Hurricanrana by Ion and he trash talks to Aries and Aries slaps his chest to tag himself in. Moore dropkicks both of them and baseball slides Aries and follows with a moonsault that he missed who. Moore sprayed some of Ion’s hairspray on his mohawk and Ion baseball slides him and proclaims “My Hairspray.” Shelly gets the tag and goes for the Warriors Way, but misses. Shelly goes for Sliced Bread #2 and misses that too. Aries hits a dropkick to Shelly in the corner and Ion tags himself in unbenots to Aries. Ion rolls up Shelly and grabs the gear for three.
Winners by Pinfall: Zema Ion and TNA X-Division Champion Austin Aries
Aries looks on surprised and Zema prances around the ring. Aries raised the belt in his face.
#1 Contenders Battle Royal for the Knockouts Championship
Before the bell rings, Madison Rayne says that everyone in the ring should be greatful for the opportunity the Knockouts Champion is giving them and everyone in the ring right now is eligible. The bell rings and Madison leaves under the bottom rope and sits next to Gail. ODB knocks Winter off the apron and then throws out Miss Tessmacher. ODB Gorilla Presses Rosita over the top rope. Mickie goes after ODB and Mickie has a head scissor on ODB trying to eliminate her. Allt eh divas left try to throw both over, but can’t. ODB throws Mickie off the apron, but the rest of the knockouts knock her off the apron. Angelina Love eliminates Tara and she clutches her knee. Sarita, Angelina and Velvet are the Final Three. Tenay lets us know that Bischoff has arrived as Sarita and Angelina try to clothesline Velvet, but they miss and get clotheslines herself. The two try and choke Velvet with their boots and Sarita cinches in a headlock. Velvet breaks out and throws Sarita over, but she hookcs her apron on the bottom rope and falls back in the ring. Gail and Madison are shown at ringside happy with thwat they see and Angelina Love nails the Botox Injection on Velvet. Sarita yells “Get Her Out,” but Sarita throws Angelina out. Velvet hangs the ropes down and Sarita flys over. Madison Rayne sneaks in the ring and throws her over.
Winner and NEW #1 Contender to the Knockouts Championship: Madison Rayne
Madison celebrates as Gail looks shocked. ((Jarrett’s Jab – They made the right choice with Madison winning instead of Velvet. Should be interesting to see if the Tag Titles get involved, and they should retire them too.))
James Storm cuts a heated promo backstage, punches a hole in the wall, and says that there’s only one man who can be the #1 contender and he’ll prove that it’s him tonight.
Samoa Joe and Brutus Magnus are backstage talking about how good it feels to win the title and how they said they were going to go into Against All Odds and win the titles and they did it. Magnus says they’re the right guys to hold the title, and they’re not afraid to face Crimson and Matt Morgan in a rematch next week or any time because they’ve got momentum.
A video package airs highlighting the Gunner vs Garett Bischoff from Against All Odds. Eric Bischoff, Gunner, Ric Flair and the gorgeous Chelsea (Desmond Wolfe a.k.a. Nigel McGuiness’s TNA valet) come out. Eric thanks everyone for helping him put an end to his son’s dream of following in his footsteps, which had to be done as sad as it may have been. Chelsea gives them all cigars and pours them champagne, and Eric wants to tell his son that he tried to tell him that following in his footsteps was a waste of time because he’ll never accomplish what his father did because he’s not his father. He tells Garett to get a job as a dogcatcher, an electrician, or whatever he wants, but not to ever think about stepping foot into his business ever again. He wishes Garett luck in his future endeavors, and they enjoy some champagne together as Flair drinks from the bottle.
“Calfzilla” is backstage and says that everyone knows he should be the World Champion right now because he beat Hardy at Against All Odds. If he has to beat Storm tonight, then so be it because he’s going to go through Storm with the Bully Bomb and then he’s going to face his good personal friend Bobby Roode later tonight.
Christie Hemme talks to Mike Straka, the host of MMA Uncensored Live which will debut on Spike TV next week. He hypes the show as something fans have wanted for years and talks about how it will cover fights from all fighting organizations and will talk about everything in the fighting world and will ask questions to all the big names in championship fighting. ((Jarrett’s Jab – MMA Uncensored Live will air every Thursday right after Impact Wrestling. MMA is not my cup of tea, but sounds like a interesting show regardless and a new concept can only be good for Spike and for Impact Wrestling.))
Eric Young as he apologizes for not getting her anything for Valentine’s Day or even calling her, but sits her down so he can sing the ‘ODE To ODB.’ She likes it so much that she grabs him by the shirt and drags him off to give him his present. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Give me that guitar, I’ll smash it over my own head.))
#1 Contenders Match: Bully Ray vs. “Cowboy” James Storm
A tie-up leads to Storm slamming his elbow into Ray’s arm and Ray holds on to the ropes. Ray runs to the ropes again when Storm starts to charge. Another tie-up leads to Ray trying to get a cheapshot, but Storm stars to kick a mudhole in Ray and whips him to the other end of the ring for a clothsline. Hebner gets tripped by Bully Ray and Ray gets a back heel trip on Storm and drops his elbow on the left quad of Storm. Ray tries to take his left boot off and elbows his leg and cinches in a leglock before Storm gets to the bottom rope. Ray kicks the left leg. Ray starts to disrobe Storm by taking of his sock and kneepad showing and slamming his knee to the mat. Taz talks about how smart this strategy is as Ray locks in a single-leg Boston Crab. Ray drops down another elbow on the left leg and covers for two. Ray taunts the crowd some as Storm goes for the chain and Ray takes it from him. Hebner takes it from Ray and he hits some clubby blows to Storms knee as we go to commercial.
We’re back as Bubba hits a running splash in the corner, Storm starts to fire back and sends Bubba to the ropes, but Bubba comes off with a dropkick to the knee and goes for a couple of two counts before ramming Storm’s knee into the mat. Bubba blows his nose on the referee and fires more right hands at Storm’s knee before hitting a rolling snap on the leg. Bubba claps along with the fans as they chant “Cowboy” at Storm, and this gives Storm an opening to hit a Codebreaker out of nowhere, Storm ducks a running big boot and hits a superkick for the win.
Winner: James Storm
Storm is now the #1 contender to Roode and he celebrates by pouring a beer down the front of So Cal Val’s shirt. Wow, holy ECW flashback Sandman. Brandon Jacobs from the Giants comes over the rail and they enjoy a beer together, but Bully Ray comes out of nowhere and blindsides Storm, then has a staredown with the Jacobs. Bubba gets in his face and asks him where his ring is because he doesn’t have one in Bubba’s house, then he takes the guy’s beer and drinks it, then spits it back in his face. Jacobs responds by shoving Bubba so hard he literally flies backward into the ring apron and lands on his butt. Jacobs has his angry face on as Bubba cowers against the guardrail.
After a quick recap of what just happened after our main event, we go backstage where Brandon Jacobs says he came here to watch his buddy Storm beat Bully and he beat Bully, and now Storm wants to celebrate Giants style. Jacobs says, with Sting’s music playing notably in the background, that Bully Ray was out of line and he stood there trying to grasp everything before he finally lost his mind and got the last word. Next week, payback is coming, and Storm and Jacobs are off to celebrate.
Sting is in the ring and has some good news, but first he wants Bobby Roode to come join him in the ring. Roode comes out to the ring and Sting informs Roode that he gets to finally announce the match he’s wanted to see for months, and says that Roode will defend against James Storm in a cage at Lockdown in April. Roode responds by kicking Sting low, then doing it again, before hitting a running punt to Sting’s ribs. Sting tries to pull himself up on Roode’s legs, but Roode steals his sunglasses and puts them on, then knocks Sting out with the belt and Sting is busted open. Roode gets on top of Sting and repeatedly drills right hands into Sting’s forehead, then puts the sunglasses back on Sting. He crouches over the ‘Man In Charge’ and tells him that he should really learn to mind his own business, then pats him on the face and cut to credits. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Pretty disappointed with tonight’s edition of iMPACT. We get a free TNA Title match and a segment about Garett Bischoff, but no followup on the AJ Styles and Kazarian or Robbie E’s open challenge.))