TNA Impact Wrestling
Location: Orlando, FL
March 29, 2012 (Taped: March 17th)
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
VIDEO PACKAGE: Sting’s proposal to Dixie Carter to make Hulk Hogan the new GM of Impact Wrestling.
IN RING SEGMENT
Bobby Roode & Cops + James Storm + Bully-Ray: Bobby Roode came outwith several cops. He had a message to everyone who wanted him fired: we can all kiss his ass because without Bobby Roode, Impact Wrestling is absolutely nothing. He did what he said he would do at Victory Road: he beat Sting down and also beat him down mentally and made him resign as GM, making Roode the winner of their war. Also, Dixie Carter got what she deserved by sticking her nose in Roode’s business, and now nobody is going to stop him. Roode reminds us that he doesn’t need to be here, all he has to do is beat James Storm at Lockdown. The cops aren’t here to protect Roode, they’re here to protect Storm because he’s been begging for this fight, and the last thing he wants to do is fight Roode because he knows Roode is better than him and he’s going to prove it at Lockdown. James Storm comes down the ramp and into the ring as Roode stands behind the wall of security holding up the belt. He asks what kind of man lays his hands on a woman, and tells Roode’s cops, he’s here to fight Roode. Before he has a chance, Bully Ray ran out and attacked Storm from behind. Roode looks thrilled and tells Bubba to keep it up on Storm, but Storm returns fire on Bubba before he has a chance and Bubba and Roode bail out and head up the ramp.Storm demands that they both get in the ring to face him tonight, and asks the It Factor what he says. Roode says he’s crazy, but if he wants the both of them2-on-1 tonight.
Gail Kim & Madison Rayne: Gail Kim and Madison Rayne made up and Gail gave Madison a crown as she will always be queen.
KNOCKOUTS SINGLES MATCH
Velvet Sky defeated Madison Rayne: After the match Velvet Sky vowed to get her title back.
Bully-Ray &Bobby Roode: Bully-Ray told Bobby Roode he’s worried that Storm won a handicap match last week and could do the same,but Roode told him to calm down.
Dixie Carter & Hulk Hogan: Hulk said being the GM it’s the least he could do after all the craziness. He doesn’t want to put it all on Eric Bischoff because he was as much of a part of it as anyone, but Dixie says Hogan showed her something when he took himself away from all that and she needs the Hulk Hogan who was able to pull himself away from what Bischoff was doing. Hogan pulled himself out and he made peace with TNA and everything and he’s not sure he wants to come back, but Dixie says he didn’t leave her a peaceful situation and she needs him to come back because Sting wants to get in the ring and fight.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Crimson/Matt Morgan feud.
Kurt Angle: Kurt Angle said hes not giving Jeff Hardy a rematch at Lockdown.
IN RING SEGMENT
Austin Aries came out unscheduled. ( I love this guy). He had a bone to pick with Bully Ray because he got beat by James Storm in two minutes, and he chose to take it out on Aries by jumping into the ring during his match. He’s Austin Aries, and when Bully Ray stuck that boot in his face, he created a problem because he’s Austin Aries, he’s not the biggest guy but he’s got a set of testicles bigger then Bubba’s calves. He respects James Storm for standing up for himself just like Aries has done his entire career, so he’s got a great idea: he’ll team with Storm to take on Bully Rayand Bobby Roode.
Crimson & Matt Morgan fought to a double countout:
Joseph Parks: Joseph Parks was in the production truck and left his card in case anyone has seen his brother.
Mr. Anderson defeated Jeff Hardy: Angle came out and helped Anderson win.
VIDEO PACKAGE:James Storm’s band for his theme song are on iMPACT next week.
Dixie Carter and Eric Bischoff arrived at the Impact Zone.
Eric Young & ODB: Eric Young and ODB are trying to pick out ODB’s wedding dress and ODB discusses her appreciation of pearl necklaces. The girl selling dresses keeps throwing her boobs in Eric’s face, so ODB kicks her out and says she doesn’t need a dress as long as they can get married in a steel cage.
IN RING SEGMENT
Eric Bischoff + Garrett Bischoff: Eric Bischoff comes out and talked about the secrets of his success, which is mainly derived from getting up in the morning and making a checklist of things he wants to accomplish. He got rid of Sting, made sure Dixie couldn’t find someone who could live up to even Sting’s abilities, and made sure to increase his own personal wealth, but the one thing he can’t seem to get checked off his list of things to do is his son Garett, who he called out. Garett comes out He said that if he doesn’t get out now, he’s going to put him in a cage with Gunner at Lockdown. Garett said Eric has a hard time grasping this, so he reiterates that he’s not going anywhere, and if he thinks for a second that putting him in a cage with Gunner scares him, then he’s bigger idiot than anyone realizes. Eric can go backstage and tell Gunner that he’ll see him at Lockdown and he’d better bring everything he’s got.
VIDEO PACKAGE:James Storm preparing for Lockdown.
Hulk Hogan arrived.
TAG TEAM MATCH
James Storm & Austin Aries defeated Bobby Roode & Bully-Ray:
Hulk Hogan on his way to the ring.
IN RING SEGMENT
Dixie Carter + Hulk Hogan + Sting & Babyfaces (Jeff Hardy & James Storm & A.J. Styles & Mr. Anderson & Devon& Matt Morgan & Garett Bischoff) Dixie Carter is in the ring and asked Hulk Hogan to come out to the ring. Hogan came, and Dixie says that she wants him to take the position. She asks him if he hears the people out there and the reaction they’re giving him, and that she needs a decision. Hogan said that this means a lot to him and he came here to do great things and got into some stuff he’s not proud of, but after Bound For Glory, he decided he didn’t want to be the guy he was and he’s tried to make peace with everything and he’s closed the book on this part of his life. Sting’s music hits and he comes down the ramp with a bunch of the top babyfaces in the company and tells Hulk to cut to the chase. He’s not going to deny Sting, Dixie,and he’s surely not going to deny the people because the writing is on the wall, and he wants to know what Hogan’s answer is. Hogan asks if we’re talking about a totally clean slate, Sting assures him that it is, and Hogan says he needs to know one thing for sure before making his decision: Impact Wrestling has a huge dark cloud and they’re in really deep with what’s going on here, but no matter how violent and deep things get, he needs to know that Sting’s got Hogan’s back no matter what. Sting says that’s easy because the answer is yes,but now he needs to know if Hulk Hogan’s going to take the reins and run this company like Hulk Hogan. Hogan says that since Sting has his back, it’s time tolet the world know that Impact Wrestling has a new GM, brother. All the wrestlers Sting brought out give Hogan a hug and he wants to know what we’re going to do when the new GM runs wild on YOU?