Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: November 25, 2010 (Taped: November 22-23)
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
[ REVIEWED BY DEANNA HENDRICKS & BRAD DYKENS ]
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Immortal (Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan & Jeff Jarrett & Abyss) & Fortune (Ric Flair & A.J. Styles & Frankie Kazarian & Robert Roode & James Storm): Eric Bischoff gave a Thanksgiving speech and said he was thankful for being apart of such an elite group. Bischoff toasted everyone in the room and all raised their glasses. Bischoff said he personally regretes a few things they have done, and he has invited Dixie Carter to join them tonight. Everyone else was pissed, especially Hogan because he wasn’t consulted about it.
IN THE RING Matt Morgan + Doug Williams + Fortune (Ric Flair & A.J. Styles & Frankie Kazarian & Robert Roode & James Storm): Matt Morgan went over what he has been through with Fortune & Jeff Hardy over the past few weeks and how important his choice in a referee was for his match against Jeff Hardy at Turning Point. Doug Williams came out and suggested to Matt Morgan that he would be the perfect choice to referee the match. Williams made fun of each member of Fortune, which Morgan found quite amusing. Williams said he was there for Morgan last week, and he can trust him to do the right thing. Morgan said he will take it under consideration and he will make a decision soon. Fortune arrived on the stage, and Ric Flair was upset at Morgan & William’s mocking of Fortune. Kazarian suggested an eight man tag team match, Fortune vs. Morgan, Williams and two men of their choice.
VIDEO PACKAGE: The arrival of EV2.0 in TNA and their war with Fortune..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Immortal (Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan & Jeff Jarrett & Abyss & Gunner & Murphy) & Fortune (Ric Flair & A.J. Styles & Frankie Kazarian & Robert Roode & James Storm) + Eric Young: Fortune didn’t want to eat a heavy meal before their match, so they were being rowdy and looking for the salad. The boys ribbed Ric Flair and made him chug an ICE (adult beverage) before he went to get laid. Eric Bischoff announced that Dixie Carter’s plane had landed and she would be there soon. Hulk Hogan was concerned and said they need to talk about this!
STREET FIGHT MATCH Tommy Dreamer defeated “The War Machine” Rhino: Rhino bloodied Tommy Dreamer with a kendo stick. Dreamer hit Rhino numerous times with a cookie sheet. Rhino gained control and set up a table in the corner of the ring. Dreamer side-stepped the Gore hit Rhino again with the cookie sheet and got the pin. Dreamer offered a hand shake and hug, Rhino accepted but then smashed Dreamer into the table set up in the corner. Rob Van Dam came out to check on Dreamer and challenged Rhino to a First Blood Match..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Matt Morgan & Doug Williams + Samoa Joe: Matt Morgan & Doug Williams asked Samoa Joe to join them in the tag team match against Fortune. Joe reminded Morgan & Williams he didn’t need anyone, but he told them he’d see them out there..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Ric Flair & The Beautiful People (Angelina Love & Velvet Sky) + Mickie James + Madison Rayne & Tara + Sarita + Winter: While Ric Flair tried to get Angelina Love & Velvet Sky to attend the Thanksgiving Celebration. Mickie James arrived and tried to talk to the Beautiful People, but they pretty much ignored her. Tara showed up and starting fighting Mickie James, then Velvet & Angelina attacked Madison Rayne! Sarita showed up to help Madison. Winter appeared out of thin air like a psycho to protect Angelina Love. Madison was pissed at Sarita for some reason.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Immortal (Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan & Jeff Jarrett & Abyss & Gunner & Murphy) & Fortune (A.J. Styles & Frankie Kazarian & Robert Roode & James Storm) + Eric Young + Jeff Hardy: Eric Bischoff introduced the guest of honor, the reason they were all there tonight, TNA World Heavyweight champion Jeff Hardy. Hardy recited a creepy poem and then sat down to eat his Thanksgiving feast.
HIGHLIGHTS: The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) vs. Generation Me (Max & Jeromy Buck) in an empty arena street fight on last week’s Re-Action..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: The Motor City Machine Guns talked about how great it felt to kick Generation Me’s butt last week. The Guns talked about the Full Metal Mayhem (TLC) match at Final Resolution. Madison Rayne showed up screaming for Sarita and promised to find her and kick her ass!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Matt Morgan & Doug Williams + Pope D’Angelo Dinero: Matt Morgan & Doug Williams asked The Pope to join them in the tag team match against Fortune. The Pope did not like the idea of teaming with Joe, and said he had to worry about Abyss stuffing him in a casket tonight. The Pope declined and wished them luck. Morgan gave a speech about overcoming the odds and The Pope agreed to join them in the eight man tag team elimination match..
NON (TNA KNOCKOUTS) TITLE MATCH (UNSCHEDULED MATCH) Sarita defeated TNA Knockouts champion Madison Rayne: Madison Rayne dragged a referee out to the ring and called out Sarita. Sarita and Madison wrestled in street clothes. After Rayne scored numerous two counts, Sarita upset Rayne with a roll up and pin!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Immortal (Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan & Jeff Jarrett & Jeff Hardy & Abyss & Gunner & Murphy) & Fortune (Ric Flair & A.J. Styles & Frankie Kazarian & Robert Roode & James Storm) & Eric Young (host): Jeff Jarrett gave a toast, saying he was only drinking water because he had to make weight. Jarrett said he wanted to give back to everybody in the room, because without them he doesn’t know where he’d be in his MMA career. Jarrett said he would play a special DVD after the commercial break..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Immortal (Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan & Jeff Jarrett & Jeff Hardy & Abyss & Gunner & Murphy) & Fortune (Ric Flair & A.J. Styles & Frankie Kazarian & Robert Roode & James Storm) & Eric Young (host): Robert Roode said he was thankful for money! James Storm said he was thankful for beer! Eric Young tried to talk but they all shut him up (Eric just said “thank you very much guys just happy to be here!”). Kazarian said he was thankful for his good looks and that he defeated both RVD & Mr. Anderson. A.J. Styles said he was thankful for the Nature Boy! Flair did a crazy woo gimmick. Abyss said he was thankful for his baby girl Janice and for caskets because at Final Resolution that’s where the Pope is gonna end up. Jarrett thanked Eric Bischoff for not inviting Samoa Joe cause there would be no food for everybody else. Jarrett then showed the silly DVD of him training for MMA with a bunch of pre-schoolers. All of Immortal was impressed that Jarrett beat up a bunch of kids. Hogan spoke up and said he was thankful for Dixie Carter joining them so he can tell her exactly how he feels about her!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Jesse Neal laughing about Jeff Jarrett calling himself an MMA expert..
SINGLES MATCH (MMA MATCH/WRESTLING RULES APPLY) Jeff Jarrett defeated Jesse Neal by submission: The match started with basic MMA moves. Jarrett took Neal down in a Cross Arm-breaker, then maneuvered into an Ankle Lock. Neal reached the ropes to break the hold. Neal took control when Jarrett had words with referee Brian Hebner. Jarretr threw Neal into Hebner giving Jarrett opportunity find a guitar under the ring and smash it over Neal’s head! Hebner came to in time to count Neal out while in the Rear Naked Choke. Shannon Moore came out to chase off Jarrett and check on his Ink Inc. partner.
IN THE RING (THANKSGIVING TREAT) Brother Ray: Brother Ray said a lot of guys in the back are pissed off at what he did to his brother Devon last week. Ray asked why they were mad, wondering why they didn’t realize that he deserved it! Ray said if it wasn’t for Devon, he could have retired a tag team champion. Ray showed a video package of Devon losing throughout the years and of Ray winning their matches. Brother Ray continued to say that it was proof Devon was always the weak link of the tag team. Before leaving the ring, Ray challenged Devon to show up on iMPACT next week.
PARKING LOT: Dixie Carter arrived at the iMPACT Zone..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Immortal (Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan & Jeff Jarrett & Jeff Hardy & Abyss & Gunner & Murphy) & Fortune (Ric Flair & A.J. Styles & Frankie Kazarian & Robert Roode & James Storm) & Eric Young (host): Eric Bischoff said Dixie was there and would join them shortly. Eric asked everybody in the room to hide the drinks and everyone freaked out. Eric asked “have you ever seen her drink?” Big laughs. Hulk Hogan said all the fun and games are over because he would not be held responsible for what happens when he sees her!
EIGHT MAN TAG TEAM ELIMINATION MATCH Matt Morgan & Doug Williams & Samoa Joe & Pope D’Angelo Dinero vs. Fortune (A.J. Styles & Kazarian & Robert Roode & James Storm) ended in a No Contest: Jackson James (Eric Bischoff’s real life son) was the referee for this match. James Storm was eliminated by the Pope. Kazarian was eliminated by Doug Williams. The Pope and Samoa Joe argued on the ring apron while Doug Williams got beat down in Fortunes corner. When Williams got to his corner for a tag, Joe and Pope both tagged themselves in and they started to brawl all the way to the back. Roode eliminated Williams leaving Morgan to deal with Styles & Roode. As Morgan was setting up for a Carbon Foot Print on Roode, Jeff Hardy snuck in and took down Morgan with a low blow. Hardy then took out the referee. Hardy, Styles, & Roode triple-teamed Morgan and they threw the match out!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Immortal (Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan & Jeff Jarrett & Abyss & Gunner & Murphy) + Dixie Carter: Eric Bischoff told everybody to be on their best behavior. Dixie Carter arrived and said “Hello guys, Happy Thanksgiving to you. Thanks for the invite!”. Bischoff & Hogan played nice and said they were all glad she was there. Bischoff said it was time to acknowledge the past. Hogan asked Dixie if she’s looked at the numbers lately? (Editor’s Note: I have, they’re the same!). Dixie said she has seen the numbers, and knows just how thankful Hulk is. Bischoff said this was a chance for a new beginning, suggesting they could all work together. Bischoff said Dixie can go back to the office in Nashville and play on Twitter and be “fan friendly” while they take care of business here. Dixie said she didn’t want to toast to that, but would instead like to toast to THIS – and then she served Hulk Hogan with papers. Dixie said Hogan has been out signing new people to TNA contracts when he didn’t have the authorization to do so. Dixie said her attorny’s agree and they got a judge to put an injunction on Hogan. Hogan begged Dixie not to do this, saying he was just trying to raise the bar. Dixie said until it was resolved, Hogan’s duties here are over. Hogan once again brought up the numbers (seriously? is that your only defense?). Hogan said he has taken her company to places she could never do. Dixie wished everyone a good Holiday and said she will see them in court. She left the room. Bischoff & Hogan claimed she bought the judge, but both agreed that it was trouble.