TNA iMPACT 2010 04 12

TNA iMPACT

Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: April 12, 2010 (Taped: April 6th)
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
[ REVIEWED BY NIKHIL KALHAN ]

TAPED FOR XPLOSION
Generation Me (Max & Jeremy Buck) defeated Homicide & Okada:

TAPED FOR XPLOSION
Tara defeated Madison Rayne w/Lacey Von Erich:

IN-RING SEGMENT
“King of the Mountain” Jeff Jarrett + “The Icon” Sting + Jeff Hardy + “The Monster” Abyss & Rob Van Dam: Jeff Jarrett walked to the ring and said that he founded TNA eight years ago, then he spelled out what TNA stands for – TOTAL NON-STOP ACTION. Jarrett said he’s going to stop talking and start doing by going after Sting. Jarrett then stepped out of the ring and did a long climb up to the rafters looking for Sting. “Where you at, Stinger?” he shouted. Suddenly, there was Sting trying to sneak up on Jarrett. Jarrett ducked and then knocked Sting down the steps and kept shouting at Sting looking for answers. They made their way down the steps, to the ringside area, and then to the entrance ramp with Jarrett shouting at Sting looking for an answer. They eventually made it into the ring and Jarrett begged for an answer “Why Sting, Why?” The lights then cut out and Sting suddenly had a baseball bat when the lights came back on. Sting blasted Jarrett with the bat a few times, then Jeff Hardy’s music hit and Hardy made the save scaring Sting from the ring. Rob Van Dam and Abyss eventually came down as well to provide more backup for the good guys.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Ric Flair & A.J. Styles & Chelsea & Desmond Wolfe & Beer Money Inc. (Robert Roode & James Storm): Ric Flair said JB was with the most important guys in TNA. Flair said Sting just set an example by taking out Jarrett, and they are going to end Team Hogan and Hulkamania this Sunday at Lockdown. Robert Roode addressed the high flyer Jeff Hardy and said he was going to make sure Hardy does not fly again, “and sorry about your damn luck!” Desmond Wolfe was next, and said last week he took out Abyss in one shot. Wolfe said Abyss was an animal, and like any animal, he can be tamed. Wolfe said he was going to beat Abyss, and take back his ring and whatever Chelsea wants she gets. A.J. added to this by saying he was going to end this thing with Pope at Lockdown, and Pope can do nothing, and like it.

IN-RING SEGMENT
Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) & Jesse Neal: Team 3-D & Jesse Neal made their way out and Brother Ray grabbed a microphone and said that Hulk Hogan was pissed off just as much they are. Ray said that it will be a six man tag match against the Band. It will also be a New York City Street Fight!

SIX MAN NEW YORK STREET FIGHT
The Band (Kevin Nash & Scott Hall & Sean Waltman) defeated Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) & Jesse Neal: Team 3D were in control of this whole match with various weapons used. Team 3-D hit the “What’s Up Drop” on Hall. Team 3-D got a table and set it up in the ring. Ray avoided a spin kick from Waltman and knocked Waltman down with a right hand. Ray with a backdrop on Waltman and placed him on the table. Bubba the Love Sponge came out and distracted Ray. Waltman hit Ray with the X-Factor through the table and got the 3 count for the win.

POST-MATCH SEGMENT: Sean Waltman put his crotch in Ray’s face and did some push-ups. Suddenly, Eric Young hit the ring and cleared The Band with a hockey stick. Young took the mic and said he has a bone to pick with Nash. He said he wants Nash all by himself. Young then told Nash he wanted him in a steel cage at Lockdown.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Christy Hemme & Hulk Hogan + Eric Bischoff + Ric Flair: Hulk Hogan promised that Team Hogan will be at Lockdown and they will prevail, even though they have suffered numerous beat downs in the last week. Hogan saw Bischoff talking to Flair and waited for Bischoff behind a curtain. Hogan wanted to talk to Bischoff in his office. Bischoff hoped that Hogan wasn’t jumping to conclusions and will seem him there later.

SINGLES MATCH
(Frankie) Kazarian vs. Shannon Moore ended in a time limit draw: TNA X-Division champion Douglas Williams joined Mike Tenay & Taz on commentary for the match. After the match ended in a time limit draw, Williams stood on the entrance ramp shaking his head. Kazarian & Moore shook hands acknowledging the hard work. Williams asked the spot monkeys why they kissed and made up after their match. Williams said he’s putting an end to the nonsense once-and-for-all at Lockdown. Kazarian & Moore chased Doug Williams to the back!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Velvet Sky: Velvet Sky said that the Leather & Lace match with Angelina Love will not be for the TNA Knockouts Championship. Sky said that the Beautiful People will be facing Angelina & Tara for the championship at Lockdown. The Knockout Tag Team titles will also on the line, but Sky made it clear that her team will not be losing the tag team titles.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff + “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal: Hulk Hogan told Eric Bischoff he crossed the line. Hogan said when he went to New York, Bischoff screwed everything up. Hogan asked Bischoff what’s going on. Bischoff said he’s not going to apologize for him. Bischoff said he deals with things his own way. Hogan didn’t want an apology, but what’s up with Flair? Bischoff said they’re not conniving with eachother. He said what’s up with Flair is that Team Hogan was getting its ass kicked, so he’s trying to gain Flair’s confidence so they can get back under control. Bischoff told Hogan to believe him, then he walked off. Suddenly, Jay Lethal walked in. Lethal said they need to pull the plug on The Band. Machismo told Hogan to lace up his boots again and reform the MegaPowers. Hogan said they’ll get it together after Lockdown and he likes the idea of getting back in the ring. After a Mega-Powers finger handshake, Lethal walked off and Hogan took a deep breath to sell the effects of being under pressure.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Angelina Love + Tara: Angelina said it’s no shocker Velvet chose the “leather & lace” as the match stipulation tonight. She said she’s a wrestler and would have picked a wrestling match. Angelina said she didn’t come to TNA to parade around like a lady of the night; she came to TNA to showcase women’s wrestling. Tara then walked in upset with Angelina after how she won her Knockouts belt last week. They got into each others faces to end the segment.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Christy Hemme & Abyss & Pope D Angelo Dinero: The Pope said Lockdown could be a defining moment for his career when he challenges for the TNA World Title. The Pope said it’s put up or shut up for Styles. Abyss interrupted to say they have Desmond & A.J. tonight. Abyss said Desmond tried to take him out last week, but it’s going to take a lot more than that. Abyss told Wolfe to bring a bazooka or a rocket launcher instead of a fire extinguisher. Abyss said Wolfe will have to kill him to take him out. Abyss then told Hogan he will not let him down at Lockdown.

I QUIT MATCH
Velvet Sky vs. Angelina Love ended in a No Contest: Velvet Sky said this isn’t going to be a Leather & Lace match but instead it will be a match where Angelina Love will have her arms handcuffed behind her back. Referee Slick Johnson suddenly pulled out a pair of handcuffs from his pocket. Taz covered for the odd booking by saying Slick Johnson must have known ahead of time Velvet was going to change the stipulation to use handcuffs. “Either that or he’s a weirdo.” After a few seconds, Velvet changed the match to an I Quit match. Nothing worked, so Madison Rayne & Lacey Von Erich hit the ring to beat down Angelina. Tara’s music hit, then Tara hit the ring to clear the BP from the ring. Tara found the key to the cuffs and freed Angelina while the BP taunted them from the outside. Tara rejected a handshake offered by Angelina and left the ring.

PARKING LOT SEGMENT: Christy Hemme found Abyss lying on the floor…. eye-witnesses said he was ran down by a car, but was talking and conscious. They showed Hulk Hogan looking over and worried about Abyss.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Matt Morgan + Amazing Red: Tag Team champion Matt Morgan was with Jeremy Borash to talk in the “we person” about defending the tag titles per TNA management’s demands. Morgan then brought in Amazing Red to be his tag team partner. Morgan sarcastically talked up Red, with them matching up the size with the quickness. Morgan told Red to go flip-flop and fly around the ring, then set up Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley for the Carbon Footprint. Morgan held his hand up, then Red jumped up to give him a high-five.

TNA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
Matt Morgan & Amazing Red defeated The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) to retain the TNA World Tag Team titles: Red hit the Code Red on Sabin to win the match just as Morgan was finishing off Shelley. Morgan didn’t look happy that Red upstaged him. Morgan low blowed Red and said that the tag titles are his belts. Morgan hit Red with several back elbows in the corner. Morgan went to big boot Red into the ring post, but Red was saved by Sabin & Shelley.

PARKING LOT SEGMENT: Abyss was still being checked on and Christy Hemme explained there was some shocking surveillance footage. Christy Hemme said that Abyss will be okay. We see the video of what happened. Abyss was hit by a car which was driven by a figure that looked  like Desmond Wolfe.

SINGLES MATCH
Jeff Hardy defeated Robert Roode: Jeff Hardy got the win after preventing James Storm from interfering and then hit a Swanton bomb for the win. After the match, James Storm sent Hardy into the guard railing and ring post. Storm took a sip from his beer bottle and blew a fireball into the eyes of Hardy. RVD ran down and worked on Storm until Roode controlled RVD and was taken down with the DWI. Attendants hit the ring to wipe off Hardy’s face as Beer Money were left triumphant.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Jeff Hardy was shown being attended to and Mike Tenay did a voice over explaining if you wanted to see the real footage go to tnawrestling.com

RINGSIDE SEGMENT: Mike Tenay and Taz hyped up Lockdown; Mr Anderson vs. Kurt Angle feud and footage from the new show TNA reaction.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Pope D Angelo Dinero + “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal: Jeremy Borash was with The Pope to talk about the tag team main event situation. Borash said, well, I guess Abyss will be okay. Pope took off his shades to get serious that he’s about to walk into a…Jay Lethal then barged in and told “Mean Gene” and “Slick” that he’s got the tag situation taken care of. Lethal then walked off. Pope and Borash just looked at each other, then Pope nodded and smiled.

iMPACT ZONE SEGMENT: Dog the Bounty Hunter was in attendance..

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Beer Money Inc. were shown beating the crap out of Jay Lethal. Lethal tried to hulk up but was overpowered. They fought to the interview set and James Storm knocked out Lethal with a bottle shot.

TAG TEAM MATCH
A.J. Styles (w/Ric Flair) & Desmond Wolfe (w/Chelsea) vs. Pope D’Angelo Dinero & Abyss never really got started: Abyss was injured and couldn’t compete and Jay Lethal was sneak attacked before the match. Styles took the mic and asked for his tag partner so they could do this handicap match. Desmond Wolfe came out, then Hulk Hogan blasted Wolfe from the stage. Hogan then sent security to ringside as Pope threw Styles off the entrance ramp to the floor. Meanwhile, Pope blasted Styles around ringside before rolling him into the ring. Styles pounded on Pope, who made a comeback and Flair was in the wheelchair watching the action. Flair suddenly got up from the wheelchair and popped Pope across the back with the belt. The referee called for the bell, even though the “match” never started. Beer Money joined Flair & Styles in a beat down on Pope. Flair took off his belt and whipped Pope before chasing off the referee. Styles then chucked Pope over the top rope to the floor. Beer Money then placed the TNA World Title belt over A.J. Styles’s shoulder. Hulk Hogan then slowly walked out on stage. He did the big stare into the ring to Ric Flair to end the show.