Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: January 28, 2010 (Taped: January 18-20)
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
[ REVIEWED BY NIKHIL KALHAN ]
RINGSIDE SEGMENT: The show started off with a recap of the issues between Mick Foley and Eric Bischoff, leading to Foley’s firing last week. Next we take a look at Ric Flair unveiling A.J. Styles as the next “Nature Boy.” Remember when Hulk Hogan threw a stipulation out the window to give Kurt Angle another title match but then the Orlando screw job took place.
Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff + Mick Foley: As soon as Hulk Hogan hit the ring he called out ex-executive shareholder Mick Foley. Hogan said that he wants to work out things right now between Bischoff and Foley. Eric told Hogan that there is no situation because he “took care of it” last week after being beaten half to death. Hogan said that a lot of buttons had been pushed and he said that he never had a chance to work with Foley or any of his incarnations, brother. Hogan said that he saw a lot of good things that are on the money. Hogan said that there are a few things that need to be dialed in so Foley can be an asset, brother. Bischoff reminded Hogan that Foley laid his hands on Eric and could have put him in the hospital. Foley said that he wished he would have put his hands on Bischoff but he didn’t do it. Bischoff said that it doesn’t matter because last week he came out covered from head to toe in blood (Editor’s Note: Over Exaggeration). Foley said that he couldn’t have laid a hand on Bischoff because Eric would have been taken out in an ambulance. Hogan told Mick Foley that they need to bring things under control because, brother, you need to work it out or walk out. We hear Hogan’s music start to play, and Hogan then repeated himself.
Bubba The Love Sponge & Jeff Jarrett: Bubba did not want Jeff Jarrett to screw him but Jeff replied to say he will not and trust him. They are going to do without Lawyers.
Christy Hemme & Mr. Anderson: Christy introduced him as “Ken Anderson” but he told Christy it’s MR. Anderson and she should show him some respect. Anderson issued an open challenge to anyone in the lockeroom tonight and they will be defeated and the only name they will remember is Mr. Andersonnnnn.
RINGSIDE SEGMENT: Mike Tenay & Taz discuss the Against All Odds Eight Man Stud Tournament. The first qualifying match is next.
EIGHT MAN STUD QUALIFYING MATCH
Desmond Wolfe w/Chelsea defeated Sean Morley:
Jeff Jarrett + Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff: Jeff Jarrett entered Eric Bischoff’s office. Eric wanted to know where Jeff’s attorney was and Jeff said that he doesn’t want to deal with attorneys. Jarrett said that he was willing to start at the bottom of the ladder and work his way up. Hogan said that they need help immediately. Eric said that he has an idea. Eric suggested that Jarrett be the man to accept the Ken Anderson Challenge. Eric said that he knew that they can have an excellent match in the main event. Eric said that Jeff will be just fine since he is a great athlete. Jarrett said that he will get ready. Eric wished Jeff luck.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Orlando Screw job and Earl Hebner Interviewed.
Ric Flair & A.J. Styles & Hot Model: A.J Styles & Ric Flair were admiring a nice model and a few suits as A.J has thirty days off.
EIGHT MAN STUD QUALIFYING MATCH
Hernandez defeated Christopher Daniels:
The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne & Lacey Von Erich): Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne were stretching for their match, while Lacey is standing there looking dumb..
Mike Tenay + The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobbs & Jerry Sags) + Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon: Mike Tenay was in the ring and he talked about the battle of the awesome tag teams (No the Nasty’s are not awesome) that will take place at Against All Odds. Out first are the Nasty Boys. Out next are Team 3D. Security tried to keep Team 3D away from the ring. Ray told the Nasty’s that they waited until they were in Japan to show up in TNA and mess up their locker room. Then the following week, they waited to blast them in the back of the heads like a couple of punks. Ray reminded them that they used a couple of chairs on them last week. Ray wondered where the Nasty’s have been for the last ten years. (Eating donuts and wrestling in small shows?) Security held Team 3D on the ramp. Devon told them what they have been doing during the ten years that the Nasty Boys have been retired. Devon talked about the companies that they won titles in and mentions ECW, WWE, All Japan, and New Japan in addition to TNA. Devon said that nobody has accomplished what they have done. Knobbs mentioned the Road Warriors, Hart Foundation, Steiners, Hall & Nash, and Harlem Heat to mention the teams who felt the wrath of the Nasty Boys. Knobbs said that Team 3D are on their chopping block. On Valentine’s Day, they won’t be giving Team 3D any flowers or chocolates. They will be beating up Team 3D. Ray said that they can take jabs at each other all day long, but everyone wanted to see these two teams beat the crap out of each other. Ray told Knobbs to shut up.
Christy Hemme & The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne & Lacey Von Erich): Christy Hemme asked the question of what they think of the return of Angelina Love? Velvet said that she was sick of hearing about Angelina Love. Velvet said she knows that everyone wants to be part of the group, but not everyone can do it. Madison said that Angelina is so 2009 and they have moved on to bigger and better things. Madison said that they are going to show everyone where Knockout Gold belongs.
Bobby Lashely & Eric Bischoff: Eric Bischoff politely checked up on Bobby Lashley’s comfort before firing him on the spot! Lashely was furious as he was escorted out of the building by security.
SIX KNOCKOUT TAG TEAM MATCH
The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne & Lacey Von Erich) defeated Tara & Awesome Kong & Hamada: Madison Rayne hit Hamada with the ‘ugly stick’ to win the match. After the match, Lacey & Madison attacked Tara. From out of nowhere, Angelina Love came into the ring and cleared house.
Hulk Hogan & Earl Hebner: Hulk Hogan questioned long time friend Earl Hebner about what he did last week and brought up what he did in Montreal ten years ago. Earl admitted that he screwed Bret and explained that he did it because he was offered a check by Flair. Hogan suspended Hebner and told him to leave.
A.J Styles & Ric Flair + 4 Hot Models: Ric Flair discussed the new TNA and how there are more models in the locker room. Ric gained one and A.J. got the other three. Flair ‘wooos!’.
Mick Foley & Bubba The Love Sponge: Mick Foley explained the problems would be solved.
Kurt Angle + Hulk Hogan + The Band (Scott Hall & Sean Waltman): Kurt Angle came to the ring to discuss his part in the Theme Park Screw Job last week. Kurt told A.J. Styles that their match at Genesis was a match that they will never forget. Angle said that it was the greatest match of his life. That is why he is confused, disappointed, and pissed off. Angle reminded A.J. that they shook hands to determine who the greatest wrestler in the world was. Angle said that was supposed to be a match that will be talked about for generations. Angle said that A.J. disappointed him, the boys in the back, and most of all he disappointed the TNA wrestling fans. Angle said that A.J. went from a hero to a punk a** b**ch. Angle talked about last week and he said that he didn’t see it coming. Angle told A.J. that Flair doesn’t care about him. Angle said that Flair was the dirtiest player in the game and he wanted to know if that was how A.J. wanted his legacy to be. Angle talked about his qualifying match and he said that when he wins the Eight Man Stud tournament, it will be them one more time and A.J. will not get by the greatest wrestler who ever lived. Hulk Hogan’s music played and he came to the ring. Hogan said that Angle accused him of something that he didn’t do when they were in the office today. Hogan said that years ago, things would have been different. Hogan said that as the leader of TNA, he functions on a whole different level. After last week, when Kurt spit in his face, that is unacceptable. As the leader of TNA, if it ever happens again and Angle crosses the line, he can consider himself unemployed. Hogan wanted to know if they have an understanding. Kurt told Hogan that he apologizes for what he did. Angle reminded Hogan that he is leading TNA. That means that everything that happens in the ring is Hogan’s responsibility. Angle apologized and shook Hogan’s hand. From out of nowhere, Sean Waltman attacked Angle and he was joined by Scott Hall. Hall punched Angle and Waltman hit a snap leg drop on Angle..
The Band (Sean Waltman & Scott Hall) & TNA Security: The Security threw the Band out and Scott Hall shouted “we will see you here next week!”.
SIX MAN X-DIVISION TAG TEAM MATCH
Brian Kendrick & The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) defeated Amazing Red & Generation Me (Max & Jeremy): Good highflying action. Brian Kendrick pinned X-Division champion Amazing Red. After the match, the referee checked on Amazing Red and the British Invasion come to the ring. Big Rob Terry had his X Division title shot “Feast or Fired” briefcase. The British Invasion attacked Red in the ring while the referee tried to put a stop to it. Big Rob choke-slammed Red! They had a discussion about the briefcase and Brutus Magnus ordered Big Rob to give the briefcase (title shot) to Doug Williams!
TNA X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH
Doug Williams (w/Brutus Magnus & Big Rob Terry) defeated Amazing Red to win the TNA X-Division title!: Doug Williams hit the Chaos Theory to win the match. Big Rob looked extremely unhappy standing at ringside.
Eric Bischoff + Mick Foley: Mick Foley wanted to know who busted Eric Bischoff open last week or if Eric did it himself. Eric said that they need to work this out and let the past go. Foley wanted one more stroll down memory lane. Foley talked about a bowel movement his son made six years ago at a birthday party. Foley said that he would rather pick up crap for a living than work in TNA for a guy like Bischoff. Eric got a chuckle out of Foley’s story and said that he can respect Foley’s opinion. Bischoff said that there are two people who want Foley in this company – they are Abyss & Jeremy Borash. Eric said that he has their careers in the palm of his hand and he can do what he wanted with him. Eric told Mick to have a nice day and then he left with the camera man.
Eric Bischoff + A.J. Styles & Ric Flair & Model: Eric Bischoff took the camera man and walked into A.J. Styles locker room where the party was already going strong. A.J. Styles asked the women which one wanted a shot at the title tonight. Flair said that they were off for 30 days. Eric told Flair that he will get to that shortly. Eric congratulated Flair because they are stuck with him. Bischoff said that Flair was smart enough to have his contract signed before Hogan and him got to TNA. Eric said that it was the Hogan/Bischoff regime. Bischoff told Flair that A.J. doesn’t have 30 days off. Bischoff told them that everyone in the company needs to be ready 24/7 so he better not make any travel plans.
Mr. Anderson defeated Jeff Jarrett: They said this was Jeff Jarrett’s first match in the iMPACT Zone for eight months and he had no entrance music. Mr. Anderson hit a low blow and a inside cradle for the win. Anderson with a post match attack on Jarrett and hit a mic check.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Eric Bischoff was gloating and said Jeff Jarrett has a long climb to the top of the mountain.