Source: Talon of TNAsylum.com
Bully Ray was rocking out to a song on his car radio. Bully spoke to the camera man riding with him. Bully said he was in Nashville and was coming for Dixie Carter. He promised that if he saw her, she was going through a table.
World Heavyweight Champion, Eric Young headed to the ring with the title in hand. EY said they have a hiccup in his reign as champion. He said he made a vow to defend the title every single week. Young said that if MVP won’t book him in a match, he would book himself. He said he would issue an open challenge.
Bobby Roode comes out with a mic. Roode talked about EY defeating him last week. He talked about his past accomplishments. He said that tonight the World Title should be defended against him. Young reminded him that he beat him last week. Roode said he had to beat Gunner before he wrestled Young. He again challenged Young. Roode reminded Young of their history prior to TNA and during the early years of TNA. Roode say were only two of a few TNA Originals left. He said they were friends but they were better enemies. They went to war. Tonight, they should go to war one more time. Roode said if Young is able to beat him again, he will never ask for it again.
Young agreed with Roode about their history. Young put over Roode as one of the best. Tonight, they will face for the World Title. Both men shook hands to establish the match. Roode walked off happy with the match.
Reaction: That was one hell of a promo by Roode. They had a pretty damn good match last week so I have no problem with them wrestling again. I don’t remember the battles between Young and Roode being epic (they had an Ultimate Humiliation Match) but that is neither here nor there.
Eric Young walked into MVP’s office backstage. Young asked if there was a problem. MVP put over Young’s title reign. MVP said he respects his fighting spirit however he had something really special lined up for him. He told Young that he needed to let him do his job. This is why he is calling the match with Roode off. MVP said he needed to follow his direction. Young said he wanted to wrestle Roode and MVP got pissed. He told EY to take the night off since his opponent at Sacrifice will be someone he has never faced. Young said Roode would be pissed. They shook hands and Young walked off.
Reaction: That was an evil smirk by MVP at the end. There is a good chance that he will be the opponent of EY at Slammiversary just judging on this segment.
The Beautiful People vs Madison Rayne and Brittany
Evening Gown Match
All four ladies were in evening gowns for this match. Upperhand for the faces early on while the BP’s got their wind at ringside. We get a “Let’s go Brittany” chant from the Orlando crowd as Velvet and Angelina work her over. Brittany hit a nice Handspring Moonsault. The Beautiful People pulled Brittany’s Evening Gown off eliminating her.
Madison went to town on Velvet and Angelina back from the break. The BP’s kept cheating to maintain the advantage. Rayne hit a Spear on Velvet and then stripped her of her Evening Gown leaving it to Angelina and Madison. Velvet came down to ringside with a towel. She revealed herself to the referee which distracted him. Love blinded Madison with the hair spray and then pulled off her gown to win the match.
Reaction: It was okay. I find three of the four attractive. Don’t mind looking at hot girls tearing into each other.
Dixie Carter was with Rockstar Spud at the offices. Dixie was heading out to a “meeting.” Spud said he rescheduled. Dixie told Spud not to let Bully in the office and not to tell him where she is. She left, first checking around the corner for Bully. An employee wearing a “Bully fears Dixie” shirt was shown bowing to Dixie.
Reaction: LOL at Dixie hiding from Bully and playing it off as a meeting. Bully will probably beat the crap out of Spud tonight.
Backstage, Bram walked in on Magnus. Bram revealed to Magnus he sorted out a nice new ironclad deal. Bram then revealed that tonight he and MVP booked Magnus against Willow. Magnus was cautious and wanted to know what was going on.
Reaction: The new deal is a reality. On the front page of TNAsylum we have a story up about Bram signing a multi-year deal with TNA. He is a great addition. A lot of mystique with the character.
EC3 vs Kurt Angle
Tenay announced that immediately following this match, MVP would announce the main event of Slammiversary. Carter was very aggressive early on but quickly was outwrestled by Angle. Angle took EC3 down with a German Suplex but his knee buckled while doing it. Angle said he was alright but EC3 targeted it immediately after.
Angle hit the Angle Slam on EC3 but then collapsed right after. He told the ref he was fine but EC3 speared the knee for the win. Angle sold the injury as the referee threw up the X signal indicating an injury. Angle was being checked on by referees as we went to break.
Reaction: Angle has an excuse for losing to EC3 here while EC3 can claim he beat Angle cleanly tonight. Will Angle be taking another break. His contract is rumored to be up this Summer so he doesn’t have much time left.
John Gaburick was backstage as Kurt Angle was helped to the back. Angle said he blew his knee out. Gaburick told the referees to take Angle to the doctor right now.
MVP headed to the ring. He talked about how stressful his job is due to the fan’s demand and passion. He said the wrestlers are equally passionate. He said he hopes he didn’t disappoint them by not allowing EY to book his own match. Wrestlers are paid to wrestle, not book their match. He said he had a blockbuster announcement pertaining to EY’s opponent for Slammiversary.
Roode headed to the ring looking pissed. MVP said there wouldn’t be any handouts anymore. Roode asked him where he was for the last ten years while he was earning his spot. Roode told him not to talk to him about handouts. He was about to call him an SOB but stopped. MVP was about to leave but Roode grabbed his arm. The two then got into a brawl when a bunch of TNA Staff came to the ring to pull the two apart. The fans chanted “Let them fight.”
Bully Ray was at the TNA Headquarters in Nashville. He walked up to Dixie’s secretary “Katherine.” She was awkward and didn’t know what to say. Rockstar Spud appeared on the stairs and threatened Bully. Bully counted to three and then picked Spud up and carried him down the halls. He told Spud to stay. Ray entered Dixie’s office. Spud told him to take his shoes off.
Bully ordered Spud to get him some tea. Bully got behind Dixie’s desk, got on the phone and told Katherine they were having a big meeting. He then told her to get him a sandwich.
Reaction: Both Ray and Spud were funny here. I like all the “Bully fears Dixie” stuff around the offices.
Elsewhere, Rebel was swinging fire while a box was brought in. Knux told Rebel that it was “their home.”
Backstage, Bobby Roode was being held back by security. Al Snow was telling him that he had to go. Roode was freaking out. They escorted him off the property.
The Wolves vs The Bromans
World Tag Team Titles
The Bromans immediately went after the Wolves, attacking them with a Ladder and dropping it down on their opponents. They tried getting the titles but The Wolves quickly cut them off.The Wolves hit their suicide dives on The Bromans but ran into a Ladder. Moments later, The Bromans squished Eddie’s head in between the Ladder.
A Ladder was set up at ringside while two were set up in the ring. Both tag teams battled on the top of the Ladder. Davey headbutted Jessie knocking both of them down. Eddie suplexed Jessie outside the ring but both men tumbled to the outside. On the other side of the ring, Robbie laid on a ladder on the apron. Davey dove off the top and connected with the Double Foot Stomp on Robbie.
The Wolves climbed the Ladder and were going to grab the belts when DJ Z ran out to cut them off. The Wolves hip-tossed DJ Z off the Ladder to the outside on his Broman partners in a sick spot. The Wolves grabbed their titles moments later.
Reaction: Crash TV Rule #13: Matches are short and action-packed. Very good and chaotic match. The DJ Z spot was sick. The Bromans definitely have earned their keep because they took some big hits here. Both teams should move on from here.
Knux was excited backstage while Rebel was worried. Knux said they loved it in there. A big man in a mask (The Freak) busted out while a clown laughed behind him. Knux said he loved it.
Rockstar Spud brought tea to Bully Ray but he wasn’t there. The secretary revealed that Bully was at the staff meeting.
Kazarian made his entrance. This could be one of his final appearances in the company. The Menagerie made their entrance to circus music. There were two creepy guys on stilts while Rebel spun a few things. Crazy Steve came out with balloons followed by the Monstrous Freak. Knux was out last.
Kazarian vs Knux
All the circus acts were ringside during the match. Kazarian mouthed off to Crazy Steve at ringside but turned around into the Freak. In the ring, Knux hit a big backbody drop. Knux with a Crossbody Block. Knux with the Sky High Driver for the win.
Reaction: Interesting group of characters. The one that interests me most is Crazy Steve because of his antics. Rebel is hot and a great valet. Knux looked good. Goodbye Kazarian!
Backstage, Rockstar Spud walked into the meeting where everyone was wearing white “Bully Fears Dixie” T-Shirts. Spud badmouthed Bully but Bully was behind him. Bully ordered him to get him a case or two of beer. The employees kept mouthing “Bully Fears Dixie.” Bully said he knows exactly what they need.
Mr. Anderson will face James Storm next week on IMPACT.
Anderson joked that Storm helped his buddy win. Gunner said that when Storm talks, he lies. Anderson mentioned Samuel Shaw asking him what made him like that.
Back in Nashville, a party was going with Bully Ray and the staff. Bully’s theme music was playing and the employees were dressed in Bully Ray shirts. Rockstar Spud got up on the table and told everyone to behave. Bully said he was trying to run a business here. Bully told Spud he would leave if he told him where Dixie Carter is. Bully said if Spud had a beer with him, he would leave.
Bully poured beer into a cup and had a drink with Spud. Bully then powerbombed Spud through a table. Bully grabbed Spud’s phone and said “that’s where Dixie lives.”
Reaction: There were points that were really cheesy like the employees. Looks like Bully is now going to Dixie’s house.
Willow cut a bizarre promo about Dixieland, saying that was the host of the war. He recaps the match in Willow’s own way. Willow said he doesn’t fear Magnus’ reign because he has an umbrella.
Reaction: VERY BIZARRE. I like the quote about the umbrella though.
Magnus vs Willow
Magnus was accompanied by Bram at ringside. Magnus jumped Willow as he made his entrance. Bram gave an approving nod to Magnus. Magnus kept the assault on with the Rebound Clothesline. Willow fought back with a few of his signature spots. Willow with a nice handpring slap in the corner.
Willow with a cool Baseball Slide Splash on Magnus. Willow threw Magnus into the ring but then Bram grabbed Willow and threw him into ring steps. Bram hit a Modified Suplex in the ring. He revealed handcuffs and cuffed Willow to the rope. Bram went outside the ring and grabbed a turnbuckle. He wailed Willow with it.
Willow cried while Bram yelled at Magnus. Magnus questioned Bram’s actions as both headed to the back.
Reaction: Great debut by Bram. He was incredibly aggressive here and looked like a dangerous threat to anyone.
The doctor addressed Kurt Angle backstage. He said the X-Rays looked good but things didn’t look good. The doctor revealed that Kurt Angle would need to have surgery.
Reaction: And Kurt takes more time off. The question is, will he be back in time before his ocntract expires.
MVP was in the ring. He said he wouldn’t let an altercation with Bobby Roode prevent that. He asked Young to join him in the ring. The champion obliged to a pretty loud crowd. MVP said he is proud of EY and his accomplishment. He has overcome all obstacles. MVP said EY inspired him. If everyone has his attitude, there is nothing this brand couldn’t accomplish. He said EY was a fighting champion. MVP said his responsibility is to find the greatest competition for EY.
MVP then presented EY’s opponent at Slammiversary. He pointed to the entrance ramp. Nobody came out as EY stared at the stage. MVP then attacked EY, ramming him with the microphone. MVP pounded away at Young. He had a chain and bashed Young with it.
MVP said he would see Eric Young at Slammiversary. Tenay was outraged calling it an abuse of power. MVP got one last shot in and left the ring.
Reaction: That came out of nowhere. I don’t know how I feel about MVP turning so soon after ridding Dixie Carter of power. I was hoping for a King of the Mountain Match at Slammiversary but it looks like that won’t happen. Interesting closing segment!