Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: June 24, 2010 (Taped: June 15th)
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
[ REVIEWED BY NIKHIL KALHAN ]
Hulk Hogan + Abyss + Rob Van Dam + Mr, Anderson: Hogan came out to open the show to a lot of cheers. Hogan explained there was a lot of energy in the crowd and there was a lot of business to settle. Hogan decided (because he can!) and made the match for the TNA World Heavyweight champion at Victory Road in a four way: “The Monster” Abyss, “Mr Creature of the Night” Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson, and the champion Rob Van Dam. Hogan was interrupted when Abyss came out. Hogan said Abyss was the one he focused on when arriving. Abyss said “they” told him to destroy Jeff Hardy and anything else because “they” told me to. No one can stop it, not Bischoff, not Dixie Carter, and not even the Immortal Hulk Hogan. “They” have told Abyss that he does not need Hogan anymore, the crap colours and they will be taking TNA over; and one last thing they said I don’t need the Hall of the Fame Ring. Abyss started to choke Hogan and poured out a bag of broken glass. Rob Van Dam made the save but was power bombed, then Mr. Anderson came out with a chair and smashed Abyss three times but to no avail. The faces retreated and Abyss started screaming “they are coming” into the camera.
Hulk Hogan & Eric Bischoff: Hogan was upset with Abyss. Bischoff questioned could it be money and didn’t think he was the type of guy who would turn like this. They thought maybe Ric Flair had something to do with it. Hogan disagreed and said he would find out.
Madison Rayne & Velvet Sky: Madison Rayne gave Velvet a lecture saying she better prove herself tonight, because Angelina Love is out to get everything she got taken from her. Editor’s Note: Velvet’s boobs = wow!
TNA KNOCKOUTS SINGLE MATCH
Velvet Sky defeated Angelina Love by DQ: Angelina Love DDT’d Velvet on the chair. Two down one to go, Madision came down and taunted Angelina and they both berated each other.
Jay Lethal & Jay Lethal’s brother (Mohammed): Jay’s brother came to visit, wishing him luck against Ric Flair. Jay sent him to catering and said he would be there in a minute.
Kevin Nash & Eric Young: They were both upset about losing the tag titles. Kevin explained he needed to distance himself from Kid and Hall because they are out of control and Hogan & Bischoff did the right thing. Nash said to Eric “you are new to this stuff but I have been dealing with Hall for fifteen years.” They shook hands and went there separate ways.
Matt Morgan + Homicide: Matt Morgan said that he beat Hernandez at Slammiversary because he told you so. Taz mentioned Hernandez was in Mexico. Morgan called him out and said put the burrito down and come out. He promised he will beat Hernandez in the Steel Cage at Victory Road. Morgan promised that when he beats Hernandez he will come out the next iMPACT and tell you “I told you so!” Homicide attacked Morgan from behind but was overpowered and Morgan gave him the carbon footprint on the ring post.
#7 Jay Lethal defeated (Frankie) Kazarian: Kazarian hit Jay Lethal with punches and you could visible hear him say “that’s for Ric you basta*d!” After Kazarian was dominating Jay Lethal, in a split screen A.J. Styles & Ric Flair were shown beating up Jay Lethal’s brother. Lethal hit the lethal injection for the win. After the match, Ric Flair was on the tron still beating Mohammed Lethal up and threatening Lethal in the process. Jay Lethal ran backstage to try and help him. Flair “wooed!” loud and proud.
Jeff Jarrett vs. Sting didn’t even got started: Sting never came out and was seen in the rafters. He started making his way to the ring, but Jarrett went after Sting and they started brawling. Sting was suddenly shown in the ring – the real one. Jarrett fought the fake one to the ring and realized it was a fake (WCW Storyline again?). Sting then choked him and beat him with the bat. Sting got a mic and said if you’re with them, then your are going down with them. Editor’s note: Chris Harris was rumoured to playing the fake Sting.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Bound For Glory will be on the 10.10.10, in Dayton Ohio. Really good video, hopefully it will a PPV to remember.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Kurt Angle’s & Desmond Wolfe’s history together.
#10 Kurt Angle defeated #9 Desmond Wolfe w/Chelsea by submission: Great technical match between these guys just like before but shorter. Real good TV match. Angle reversed the Tower Of London into a angle-slam and then made him tap to the anklelock. Chelsea looked quite happy with the results. Number 8 is next for Angle, The Pope.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Mr. Anderson was pissed that he had stitches and cuts all over his body due to the glass last week and Anderson will be ready for the NO DQ match later tonight.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Douglas William’s history involving the X-Division and his views on the division..
Doug Williams + Brian Kendrick: Douglas Williams claimed he has a code of conduct which he can never break and he needs to re-educate the X-Division guys in wrestling, sportsmanship and he will be starting it tonight. He called Kendrick out. Kendrick said the X-Division Title match, would be a Ultimate X match at Victory road, but the match can end in submission. Williams tried to sneak attack Kendrick, but he reversed it into a million dollar dream sleeperhold.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Abyss was warning THEY are coming and everyone will realize what he did and what he will do was because THEY told him to. TNA will never be the same and there was no stopping them and no stopping the Monster Abyss!
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Brother Ray and Shannon Moore were brawling, Jesse Neal was laid out. Devon choked Brother Ray and warned him leave the kid alone and DO NOT test him.
#1 CONTENDER TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT FINALS
Beer Money Inc. (James Storm & Robert Roode) defeated Ink Inc. (Shannon Moore & Jesse Neal): The Machine Guns joined Mike Tenay & Taz on commentary and were quite humorous several times; they have great charisma yet I haven’t seen them since Sacrifice. Midway through the match, Raven, Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards were shown in the crowd and watching the match. Jesse Neal limped down to the ring but didn’t look so good. Beer Money won with the DWI on the wounded Neal.
A.J. Styles & (Frankie) Kazarian: They were both bickering to one another. A.J. saw his package and Kaz said no that’s too big for you. A.J. opened it and it was his new action figure, he got excited about it and bragged (because Kaz doesn’t have one). Kaz told Styles to go play with himself.
NO DISQUALIFICATION/FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH
“The Monster” Abyss defeated Mr. Anderson: Abyss blocked the Swanton bomb from Mr. Anderson, then threw him through a chair on the ring post and hit the shock treatment for the win. After the match ,Abyss tossed Anderson through the ropes. Anderson crawled up the ramp. Abyss then choke slammed Anderson off the rampway and through the staging, just like Jeff Hardy last week. Hogan then came out and delivered a chair shot to the back of Abyss, that seemed to take no effect. Abyss then started to take out the security guards, who were trying to separate him and Hulk Hogan.