WWE Superstar and former member of the Shield
Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: January 21, 2010 (Taped: January 18-20)
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
[ REVIEWED BY NIKHIL KALHAN ]
A.J. Styles + Ric Flair + 3 Random Women: Ric Flair & TNA World Heavyweight champion A.J Styles (wearing a suit) emerge from a limo in style.
RINGSIDE: Taz & Mike Tenay explained the fallout from the Genesis PPV will begin tonight..
Ric Flair (with two models) + A.J. Styles (with one model) + Kurt Angle & Hulk Hogan: Ric Flair came out with two women and explained to the iMPACT Zone why he came to TNA. Firstly his hated of Hulk Hogan (WCW feud or Hulkamania Tour?). Secondly, people have been asking him who will become the next nature boy and he said “no one” until he started watching TNA six months ago and saw A.J Styles. Thirdly, Dixie Carter welcomed him to the company with a price he could pick. Flair asked A.J. Styles to come out. Styles came out accompanied by another woman. Styles asked the cast members (fans) if they have any problem with what they see (cheers). Angle chants erupt. Styles said he’s been in the company for eight long years but TNA isn’t known as “the house that A.J. Styles built.” Styles said he’s done everything in the company. Styles went over his accomplishments then went back to complaining about the lack of credit. Styles was mad because Jeff Jarrett, Samoa Joe, Mick Foley, Kurt Angle and Sting get more props than him. He’s tired of taking a back seat to those guys. Styles calls himself a jet flying, limousine riding, kiss stealing, wheeling and dealing sun of a gun. He does a “wooo” chant and Kurt Angle comes out alongside Hulk Hogan. Hogan kills the last chance stipulation for Angle vs. Styles because Flair interfered at Genesis. Flair & Styles disagreed with Hogan’s decision. Hogan said he runs the show, not Flair. Kurt Angle would get another shot at the World Title. If Flair gets involved, Styles will be disqualified and stripped of the World Title. Hogan lets us know that Angle’s next title shot is TONIGHT.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Mick Foley arrived and began throwing a fit smashing chairs and ladders backstage looking for Eric Bischoff..
TNA TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
Matt Morgan & Hernandez defeated The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Doug Williams w/ Big Rob Terry) to retain the TNA World Tag Team titles: The finish came when Rob Terry tossed his briefcase to Brutus Magnus, who set Hernandez up for a shot but he ducked accidentally allowing Magnus to hit Williams and Super Mex (Hernandez) picks up the win!
POST MATCH SEGMENT: While the British Invasion berated Big Rob Terry, Mick Foley came running down and smashed everyone with a steel chair and demanded a meeting with Eric Bischoff in front of the camera.
Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan + Kevin Nash: Hulk Hogan said that there are two things to deal with. First, they need to deal with Cactus Jack. Eric said that he has that. Hogan said that he will take care of the second thing. Nash entered the office. Hogan talked about what Hall and Waltman did on Sunday causing a lawsuit. Nash mentioned that he is working with Eric Young tonight. Nash said that he is friends with Young, but the other guys are his brothers. Hogan said that he loves those guys too but you only get one shot. If they are clowning, then they aren’t working. Nash said that he will do it for Hogan. Hogan said that he wanted them here too. Hogan said the party is over, and Bischoff agreed.
Christy Hemme & Pope D’Angelo Dinero: The Pope said that he feels good about this match because he has been studying Whoopi’s videos. He runs through a handful of Whoopi movies and then he said that he is going to expose Whoopi tonight. The Pope said that he sees two pimp slaps in the future.
Orlando Jordan defeated Pope D’Angelo Dinero: Pope chants within the opening bell. Orlando Jordan hit a Flatliner for the win after working on the injured knee of the Pope.
Christy Hemme & Kurt Angle: Kurt Angle explained that there is justice that he gets a rematch tonight and we are seeing a new A.J Styles thanks to Ric Flair.
Kevin Nash & Eric Young: Eric Young came in and questioned Big Sexy’s allegiance. Nash said he chose to be with Young because he saw something in him. Nash said they’re going to take care of business tonight. Editors Note: Are the World Elite together, I have not seen them as a unit for along time.
VIDEO PROMO: Beautiful People’s history including Angelina Love..
Eric Bischoff & Bobby Lashely: Bobby Lashley said it’s out of hand and wants to talk man-to-man. Bischoff said he was glad Lashley has stopped his woman from talking for him. Lashley said he was tired of the craziness and wants to wrestle. Lashley called TNA a great organization and wants to get over Kristal’s actions over the last couple of weeks. Eric Bischoff calls Lashley impressive for apologizing. Bischoff said he’s going to talk to Hogan about the Lashley situation. They will have an answer for him next week.
Angelina Love defeated Madison Rayne: After the Match, Angelina Love continued to attack and choke Madison Rayne until Lacey Von Erich & Velvet Sky came running down. Love attacked Von Erich, and went after Velvet – but hesitated. Lacey then whacked Love with the ‘ugly stick’ and the Beautiful People beat Angelina Love up to end the segment.
Bubba The Love Sponge & The Band (Scott Hall & Sean Waltman): Bubba asked Sean Waltman & Scott Hall to explain their actions at Genesis. Waltman said that was what drew ratings. Hall said they did it to prove themselves. Hall said that by the end of the show, they’ll have official TNA contracts.
IN RING SEGMENT
Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan + The Band (Scott Hall & Sean Waltman) + Mick Foley: Hulk Hogan said they have momentum and things are moving quick. According to Hogan, there is a ton of business that has to get done tonight. The Hulkster was tired of the clowning around done by certain wrestlers – and wants to see them wrestle. THE BAND come out. Hogan said the party was over and told Hall & Waltman to leave. TNA security took Hall & Waltman away. Mick Foley made his way out. Foley said he was here for his appointment which apparently Eric Bischoff didn’t schedule. Bischoff commanded the security guards escort Foley out.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: The Band (Scott Hall & Sean Waltman) and security guards engaged in a backstage scruffle..
TAG TEAM MATCH
The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) defeated Kevin Nash & Eric Young: The Nasty Boys are just terrible to watch. Eric Young took the beating for his team..
IN RING SEGMENT
Mr. Anderson + Abyss: Mr. Anderson said he wasn’t here because of the fans, he was here because Hulk Hogan called him personally. Hogan promised Anderson an opportunity. An opportunity, Anderson said, that he may have not gotten anywhere else. Anderson spouts off some stuff about Genesis but Abyss appeared from behind. Anderson was unaware of this for a good while and continued to badmouth Abyss. Abyss finally interrupted Anderson with a tap on the shoulder. Abyss got the best of Anderson until Anderson rolled out of the ring and retreated.
Eric Bischoff & Abyss + Mick Foley: Eric Bischoff told Abyss that he only has a job due to Hogan liking him. Abyss asked if he will be okay. Bischoff replied that it is up to Foley and walked into his office where Foley was being held back by security. Bischoff threw the security and cameraman out to meet with Foley privately.
TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE MATCH
A.J. Styles defeated Kurt Angle to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title: It was a great match until the finish which saw Kurt Angle put A.J. Styles in an Anklelock. A.J. reversed it into his own Anklelock and referee Earl Hebner rang the bell! Hebner jumped out of the ring and bolted as Styles grabbed his belt and retreated with Ric Flair by his side. They rehashed the Montreal SCREWJOB!
POST MATCH: Kurt Angle was raving mad in the ring as Hulk Hogan came down to ringside. Angle threatened to go back to the WWE, spit in Hogan’s face, and screamed “I QUIT!” Angle shouted this would never have happened in the WWE (But is has though). Angle walked out!
IN-RING SEGMENT: A bloody Eric Bischoff came out to the ring and announced that Mick Foley was fired! Great Ending.