Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: July 1, 2010 (Taped: June 28th)
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
[ REVIEWED BY NIKHIL KALHAN ]
VIDEO PACKAGE: Hulk Hogan and Abyss’ history; From when Hogan gave Abyss the Hall of Fame ring, which boosted his confidence in which he chokeslammed A.J. Styles through the ring, Ric Flair through the stage and beating Ric Flair for his Hall of Fame ring. Then the video switched to when Abyss went crazy and started to attack Hogan last week and how he destroyed Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson in the process.
IN-RING SEGMENT Abyss + Hulk Hogan + Eric Bischoff & Security + Jeff Hardy: The show started off with Abyss making his way down the ramp and throwing chairs in the ring. Abyss then scared a few children in the front row and went after So Cal Val. Hulk Hogan’s music played and he limped to the ring. Hogan challenged Abyss to come into the ring, but Bischoff came down and prevented this from happening and the TNA security came as well. Bischoff then slapped Abyss calling him a “ungrateful son of a bitch.” Abyss beat the crap out of the security guards and gave the “you” point to Bischoff. Hogan prevented this and he started choking Abyss, then suddenly Jeff Hardy’s music hit and he gave Abyss the twist of fate and Swanton bomb. The faces left Abyss lying. Abyss then screamed to Jeff Hardy “you are mine tonight!”
RINGSIDE SEGMENT: Mike Tenay & Taz opened the show, suddenly Abyss came and gave the “you” sign to Taz, and then they broke to commercial (What the hell?)
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Abyss going crazy: throwing and kicking various objectives..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan & Jeff Hardy: Bischoff & Hogan discussed how Abyss was crazy and he was a “cancer” which will destroy the company. Jeff Hardy said he will bring down Abyss tonight in a match and Hogan promised he will be protected.
TAG TEAM MATCH The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) defeated Ink Inc. (Jesse Neal & Shannon Moore): Shannon Moore hit a nice sunset flip to the outside on the Guns, then Brother Devon joined commentary. Shannon Moore got the hot tag on Neal who cleaned house on the Guns. Brother Ray came down and distracted Neal, and then Devon and Ray started arguing on the ramp. The Machine Guns then hit a slice bread/powerbomb and picked up the win. Devon went to the ring to apologize to Ink Inc.
IMPACT ZONE SEGMENT: Eric Bischoff came to the ramp and announced the main event of Abyss vs. Jeff Hardy with Rob Van Dam as guest referee.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Dixie Carter arrived talking on the phone and a unseen person asked her a question in which she totally ignored.
SINGLES MATCH #6 Samoa Joe defeated #4 A.J. Styles (w/Ric Flair & Frankie Kazarian) by submission: A classic T.V. match between the two; Joe won by the Kokina Clutch tap out. Ric Flair was not happy and walked off with Kazarian (who was laughing). A.J. Styles got a mic and challenged Kazarian to a match for next week and he accepted with Flair’s blessing.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan & Dixie Carter + Kevin Nash: The top 3 people in the company were discussing Sting saying he was a selfish person and something needs to be done. Dixie disagreed and said she didn’t know what was wrong with him. Hogan said Sting has always been like this. Kevin Nash walked in, but Hogan politely asked him to leave. They complained that Sting was a danger after what he has done attacking Jarrett, and now Bischoff. Hogan asked “why are we here Dixie?” to which Dixie replied “to help TNA.” They called Sting a “cancer” that needed to be removed and told Dixie they need to sort this out and she promised to do it tonight.
SINGLES MATCH Brian Kendrick defeated Desmond Wolfe w/Chelsea by submission: Douglas Williams joined Mike Tenay & Taz commentary for the match. Williams said the UK wrestlers are submission experts, I have to agree the evidence is there. He also said Kendrick watches UFC to use submission moves. Chelsea walked off and Desmond Wolfe got distracted and submitted to the cobra clutch. Editor’s Note: A joke even though I like Kendrick. Jeremy Buck vs. Doug Williams in a ladder match next week. Williams was pretty humorous on commentary yet again.
VIDEO SEGMENT: Tommy Dreamer was in his hometown in Yonkers New York and questioned why was he in TNA, but he never answered – saying “this is my time” before pushing the camera away.
VIDEO PACKAGE: The Pope’s remarkable rising in TNA and career highlights..
IN-RING SEGMENT “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero + Kurt Angle: The Pope came down to the ring to massive “Pope is Pimping” chants and the congregation was alive and wild and happy to see the Pope back. The Pope shed a couple of tears as he thanked the congregation for their support. He explained that he was injured but he was still number 8 in the rankings and he will work his way up for the congregation and he promised that the Pope Is Pimping!! Kurt Angle came down and said he was a big Pope fan but he has to beat him at Victory Road or it could be his last. There was a mutual respect between the two, may the best man win.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Ric Flair and Jay Lethal’s feud, including what Ric Flair & A.J. Styles did to Jay Lethal’s brother last week.
IN-RING SEGMENT Jay Lethal + Matt Morgan: Jay Lethal wanted A.J. Styles and Ric Flair to come out so he could gain some revenge after what happened last week. Matt Morgan came out instead, and said there was a group called “Fortune” forming and Flair asked him to join. Morgan said he and Flair agreed with one thing, and suddenly he hit Lethal with a microphone and said “kicking your ass!”
SINGLES MATCH Jay Lethal defeated Matt Morgan: Matt Morgan dominated until he threw Jay Lethal out of the ring and Hernandez came out and low blowed Morgan. Lethal hit a missile drop kick to win the match.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Abyss was banging something with a hammer and said he will continue to cause chaos so “they” come. It was piece of 2X4 with about 100 nails attached to it.
NON (TNA KNOCKOUTS) TITLE MATCH Madison Rayne defeated Taylor Wilde: Tommy Dreamer, Rhino, Stevie Richards and Raven showed up and the crowd roared with “ECW” chants. After the match, Angelina Love came out and was about to hit Rayne with a DDT on the chair but she bailed. Editor’s note: Madison Rayne cannot do the ass wiggle as good as Velvet Sky and Taylor Wilde is gorgeous.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Dixie Carter was on her way up to confront Sting…
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Taylor Wilde & Sarita were brawling under the bleachers. Sarita hit Wilde with a stiff bitch slap. Editor’s notes: How many Knockout Tag Teams are there now?
UP IN THE RAFTERS Sting & Dixie Carter + Eric Bischoff & Security: Dixie called Sting a “cancer” and informed him that he was suspended for 30 days without pay. Sting said Dixie has been conned and was about to blurt out the truth in simple terms when Eric Bischoff arrived with security to escort Sting out. Bischoff said Dixie needed security guards 24 hours a day from now on. . Editor’s note: I hate them using this term “cancer,” do they know what Cancer is?
SINGLES MATCH Jeff Hardy defeated Abyss with special guest referee Rob Van Dam: No more American Made for Abyss. Jeff got the win via the swanton bomb. After the match, Abyss hit RVD with the black hole slam. Mr. Anderson’s music hit and he came out with a chair and swung at Abyss, but he “accidentally” hit Hardy. Anderson looked like he was in shock, and he was given the Shock Treatment by Abyss. Abyss was left standing tall!