Impact Wrestling Results - 5/10/2012
From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida
Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
TNA's Impact Wrestling kicks off with a video package that showcases last week's two matches that featured Rob Van Dam and Bobby Roode. Jeff interferes in the match and so does Rob. Roode gets the last laugh as he plants Rob with a DDT right on a chair. The video ends and the camera shows the Impact Zone. The lights are off and music plays. Here comes the TNA World Champion, Bobby Roode. He has a debonair suit with the title over his shoulder. He slowly walks down the ramp. He looks around at the fans as they boo. He gets in the ring and grabs a mic.
He asks the fans if there is anything else he needs to do to prove that he is the best champion in the history of this company as well as the most dominate. He brings up last week's show as he defeated Anderson and took him out. Not only him, but he took out Jeff Hardy and RVD. He is one man taking out three men in one night. Sometimes Roode amazes himself. He is that great. He has some great news too, as he says. In 14 days, it becomes official. He will be the longest reigning champion in TNA history. Longer than AJ, Hardy, Angle, Sting....longer than anyone!!! RVD will get in with the "it" factor, the best of the best, Bobby Roode. If Rob thinks he is going to take his title, he is sadly mistaken. No one and nothing can stop his world title domination. Just then, RVD runs down the ramp and slides in the ring. He meets Bobby and punches him right in the head multiple times. Roode falls and slides out of the ring. He runs up the ramp. Rob stands in the middle of the ring as Roode looks at him. Anderson runs out and attacks Roode from behind. Rob comes out of the ring and helps Anderson. They bring Roode in the ring. Hardy now runs out. He attacks Roode too. They are all going after him. Suddenly, Hardy hits Anderson and Roode comes back and fights Rob. TNA referees and officials get in the ring and try to break up the madness. They hold each star in different corners. Just then, music plays and it's Hulk Hogan! He comes on stage with a mic. He likes this. He smells blood. He says Anderson and Jeff want Roode while they want to rip each other's heads off while Rob wants Roode right now. Hulk has an idea that will flip flop this company. He needs to talk to RVD and needs him and Roode to agree. He would make a Fatal Four Way and make someone gain from the match. If Jeff wins, he gets Roode instead of RVD. If Ken gets the win, then he gets Roode. If Roode wins, he can pick any star he wants (the leakiest link). If Rob stays on the roll he has been on and allows Hulk to make this match and wins.....he will fight for the title and make any stipulation he wants for the TNA World Title at Sacrifice. He asks Rob, "Are you willing to make the sacrifice, brother?" Rob looks around. He nods and points to Hogan. Hogan makes it official. His music plays as he walks away. Each opponent looks at each other.
Bully Ray is backstage and is talking about some 5'8" star who is small and skinny. He is talking about Austin Aries. He is sick of Austin bullying him around. The entire locker room is sick of Austin and Ray is going to take care of him. Ray takes out people. He tells Austin not to move and watch.
Gail Kim and Madison Rayne are backstage in the locker room as they are looking in the mirror getting ready for their match. Gail talks about Ms. Tessmacher as she doesn't think she will beat her when the title will be on the line. While Gail talks, Rayne interrupts her and asks her about outfits. Rayne says she wants to look perfect for some guy. Gail leaves as she has to watch Tessmacher's match. The camera shows Christy Hemme in the ring as she announces the first match of the night. Velvet Sky's music plays as she makes her way to the ring. Let the pigeons loose! After she enters, Brooke Tessmacher comes out. She models on the apron and then enters the ring.
Velvet Sky vs. Ms. Tessmacher
The bell sounds and they move around. They lock-up and Sky puts her in the corner. They break and Sky lifts up her skit and shows her stuff to Tessmacher. She gets out of the apron and they lock-up. Tessmacher puts Sky in the corner and this time Tessmacher moves her hips to show Sky. She comes out and they lock-up. Sky had a headlock on Tessmacher but she comes out and whips Sky in the corner. Brooke goes over and does a monkey flip. Sky flies across the ring. She gets up in another corner. Tessmacher goes for a monkey flip again, but Sky pushes her down. Tessmacher gets up. She is able to continue the attack as she knocks Sky down in the corner and does the stink face. Tessmacher moves away. Sky gets up and is able to run, grab Brooke and hit the bulldog. Sky gets Tessmacher in the corner and kicks her in the gut. She brings her out and hits knees right into Brooke's face. She then makes Tessmacher sit on the mat. She bounces off the ropes and hits Brooke with a low dropkick to the face. She gets Tessmacher up and goes for the In Yo Face, but Brooke rams her back into the corner. Brooke gets up in the opposing corner. Sky runs to her but Tessmacher trips Sky and she goes right into the corner. Brooke lifts her up and plants her down face first in the mat. Cover and win! Winner: Ms. Tessmacher
Tessmacher stands in the ring, but Gail Kim runs out. She slides in the ring and hits Brooke from behind. She beats her up and finishes it by dropping Tessmacher down on Gail's foot. Gail stands and raises her title.
A video plays showing James Storm at his home with his horse. His interview will air later tonight.
AJ is walking backstage. The camera man asks him about this secret from Daniels and Kazarian. AJ says he has Kurt Angle in a few days and he is focusing on him only. AJ opens a door and leaves the scene.
Jeff Hardy is walking backstage. He says he is glad he went out there as he will win and end the selfish generation.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces this match: The final confrontation. Crimson comes to the ring first, he is undefeated in single's competition. After him, Matt Morgan walks out. He gets to the end of the ramp and Bully Ray attacks Matt. He hits him with his chain. Ray then yells at someone to move and grabs their chair. Matt gets up using the steel post. He is leaning on it. Ray smacks his head right with the chair which was against the post. Matt falls instantly and is bleeding from the forehead. Ray says that is going to be Austin in a few days. Officials come down to check on Matt. Ray tells them to get away or he would attack them too. He says that is Austin Aries. Ray walks up the ramp as his destruction was felt. A stretcher is brought to the scene as they finally check on Matt.
The show returns and footage is shown from during the break. Matt is on a stretcher as they wheel him to the back. Ray is still on the ramp looking on.
Crimson is in the ring and is on the mic. He says he can't believe what he witnessed. He goes on to say that Matt would come out every week and yell that he would pin Crimson and end his undefeated streak. Well, Matt couldn't even get in the ring. The crowd chants, "You Suck". Crimson turns to the referee and tells the him to have Matt come back so he can try to end his undefeated streak. He tells him to count to 10. The referee doesn't like this but Crimson demands it. The referee calls for the bell. It rings.
Crimson vs. Matt Morgan
The referee counts from 1 to 10. The bell rings again and Crimson wins! Crimson says it is another sad and pathetic event in the career of Matt Morgan. Crimson's music plays. Winner: Crimson
A video plays with Rob Van Dam talking about his life. He says his life was pretty rough as people said not to hang with him because he was dangerous. He talks about reading something that really changed him. He wanted adventure. He was different than others. He would risk it all....he was sacrificing it all to stick out each time.
Mike Tenay and Taz promote James Storm's music video and song for CMT's competition. Make sure you check it out and vote to make him #1.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces this X-Divison Contest. Zema Ion comes to the ring. After him, with the title around his waist, Austin makes his way to the squared circle.
Zema Ion vs. Austin Aries (Champ) for the X-Division Title
They quickly lock-up and Austin puts Ion in the corner. Austin walks back and Zema grabs his hairspray to use it....on his hair. Austin takes him in a headlock and rubs his hair around like the good 'ol bullying days. He sends Ion out of the ring. Austin climbs the corner and jumps, but Ion moves. Austin lands on the steel guard rail. Ion gets in the ring. He runs into the ropes. He comes back and flips over the ropes and lands right on Austin. He brings Austin in. Austin is leaning over. Ion jumps over the ropes and kicks Austin right in the head. He continues his attack on the mat. Both get up and Austin comes back with a whip, but Ion reverses it and pokes Aries in the eye. He then plants his knee into the face of Austin and puts him down on the mat. Ion jumps up on the corner and hits a moonsault, but Aries puts his knees up. Aries comes back as he puts Ion in the corner and does multiple punches. He whips Ion in the ropes and does a forearm smash that knocks Zema down. He gets up and gets closelined out of the ring. Aries runs and hits a suicide dive. The action is crazy! He brings Ion back in the ring. Aries gets on the apron and chokes Ion down on the ropes. Aries flips over the ropes and does a nifty handstand and plants an elbow to Ion. Aries climbs the corner. Ion gets up and goes to him. Aries knocks him down. Aries hits the missile dropkick. Ion flips. He gets up in the corner. Aries runs and does a dropkick in the corner on Zema. He then lifts him up and hits the brain buster. Can he do that to Bully Ray? Aries covers and wins. That becomes the Direct Impact of the Night. Winner: Austin Aries
Daniels and Kazarian are walking backstage. Daniels says this is going to happen tonight. Kazarian stops Daniels in the hall and asks him if this is really going to happen. Daniels says their contracts are signed and sealed and that AJ has been on top for far to long. It is going to happen. Daniels continues to walk as Kazarian is right at his side.
Video replays showing the madness from the four main stars at the start of the show. It was chaos; as a result, a 4 Corners Sacrifice Match has been announced for tonight.
RVD is backstage and says he is sacrificing tonight. He knows he can beat Jeff and Ken. He wants to do things his way. That is what he likes. He says the ball is in his court if he wins tonight as he will pick the match at the PPV. He says he is thinking of a lot of things....but mainly a Ladder Match as no one goes higher than Rob and that is what he is amazing at. He thanks Hogan.
A video plays showcasing the whole story between Daniels, Kazarian, and AJ. Daniels and Kazarian blackmailed AJ. They say it is time for it to be revealed. AJ wasn't happy when he saw what they have to share.
Daniels and Kazarian are in the ring. Daniels has a mic. He says he gave AJ a choice last week. He said AJ could reveal the secret himself or Daniels can reveal it for himself. He says he hasn't heard from AJ in a week, but will give him one more chance. He tells AJ to come out and set the record straight. Daniels drops the mic. The crowd chants, "AJ" but he doesn't show. Daniels grabs it and says he is the new face of Impact Wrestling. The fans deserve the truth. Just then, AJ's music plays. He comes out. He walks down the ramp. AJ stands at the end of the ramp with a mic. He says he doesn't know what they have over him, but they need to stop. He says they are going to make the biggest mistake of their lives. Kazarian says AJ will make the biggest mistake. AJ gets in the ring and stands in front of them. Kazarian says he looked at the evidence and asked why he is protecting AJ. He has the proof. Kazarian shows the picture and it's Dixie holding AJ's hands backstage. AJ says its a good picture. Lots of people are with Dixie all the time to talk. Just then, Kazarian shows another picture and it has AJ's hands on Dixie's face. AJ has nothing to say about that picture. Kazarian pulls out another picture and it's them hugging. AJ tries to take it away but Kazarian walks away. Daniels says AJ has been the poster boy of this company since day 1. A picture is worth a thousand words though. Daniels leaves. Kazarian drops the pictures at AJ's feet and leaves. AJ closes his eyes as the crowd chants his name. He doesn't know what to do.
Impact returns and it shows a replay from moments ago with the AJ, Daniels, and Kazarian confrontation.
Robbie E.'s music plays. He comes out with Robbie T. at his side. He does his fist pumping as they are on stage. They continue down the ramp. After they are in the ring, Devon enters the Impact Zone. He takes off his title and runs to the ring. He attacks Robbie T. first as he was going to hit Devon with a clipboard. Devon continues and closelines Robbie T. over the ropes. The bell rings.
Robbie E. vs. Devon (Champ) for the Television Title
Devon turns to Robbie E. and continues the momentum. He slams him all across the ring. As he is by the ropes, Mr. T takes the legs out from under Devon. Devon is outside but hits Mr. T as he slams him in the steel steps. Robbie E. comes and runs to Devon, but he closelines him down. Devon gets Robbie E. in. He does a slam and gets the win. After Devon stands, Mr. T enters and attacks Devon. He lifts him up on his shoulders and does a running powerslam. Robbie E. gets up and grabs the Television Title. Robbie T. stands over him. Winner and Still Champ: Devon
A video plays showing James Storm in the middle of the ring. That was the last time we saw him in the ring as he had a great promo, but walked out. The video turns into the interview of James Storm. He talks about the Lockdown match. He says he felt like he let everyone down. He says he needs to take time for himself and clear his mind to think. James shows his farm. That is his place where he shows his handwork. He has grown it from the bottom up. He comes to his farm and thinks of wrestling. He asks if it is worth it and at what price. The way he lost at Lockdown makes him second guess. He didn't get the job done in front of everyone, it's one thing that kills him. If wrestling is still in his heart, his farm is the place for him to tell him. He has some major thoughts going through his mind.
Mr. Parks is backstage and he asks some guy backstage if he was heading the right way to the ring. The guy said no as he points in the other direction. Mr. Parks turns around and heads in that direction.
Devon is backstage. He is fired up. He says there has never been a fair fight since he has been defending that title. He calls them out for May 13th's Sacrifice as he would spine buster both of them!
An unique video plays talking about the disappearance of Abyss. Mr. Parks enters the area looking for his brother. No one knows where he is. He gets closer and it leads to Bully Ray. Ray doesn't even know. The video ends and the camera shows the stage as Mr. Parks comes out and walks down the ramp. He is quite amazed at the scenery. He gets in the ring in an awkward way. Mike Tenay says he asked Hulk Hogan for this time on air. Mr. Parks gets a mic after a moment of standing.
The crowd chants, "Where is Abyss?" and Parks says that is a good idea. He shows his amazement of the Impact Zone. Parks said he watched matches recently of Abyss and he tore the place down. He thanks Hogan for this time and then apologizes for his lack of great speaking as he is quite nervous. Parks quickly brings up Bully Ray. He says he is not going away unless he gets answers on where his brother is. Parks said he saw a sign promoting Sacrifice this Sunday. He might just buy a ticket and watch so he can see Bully Ray.....just then, Ray's music hits. He comes out and yells for his music to be shut off. He gets in the ring and said this is stupid. Something isn't right with him and Abyss. This is not a court room. It's a wrestling ring. Mr. Parks has no business being in a wrestling arena. He asks Parks if he was around when he attacked Morgan earlier. He asked how he would feel if he did that to Parks now. Parks tells him to calm down. He says he is right. Ray is tough, mean and bad, but it got him thinking of when Abyss had a match with Ray. Abyss beat Ray that night. Two weeks ago, Devon called Ray down to the ring and beat Ray. He then brings up last week. The crowd chants, "You're a loser!" Ray is getting speechless. Austin Aries invited Ray to the ring and beat him down, and he is half his size. He asks Ray how the bully thing is working out for him. Suddenly, Ray hits Parks and he falls down. Parks puts his arm up to cover his face of any further hits. Ray shows how that bullying thing is working out for him. Ray's music plays as he leaves. Parks applies a smile to his face at the end.
Mr. Anderson is backstage. He talks about his match tonight. He says he will win and fight Roode. He will take his title back. That is his title.
A promotional video of celebrating the 10th Anniversary of TNA. The 9th biggest moment in company history is the debut of Hulk Hogan on the January 4th, 2010 show. What a night that was.
Kurt Angle is backstage and the camera man asks him about AJ and the recent pictures. Kurt says AJ better worry about him (Kurt) and their match at Sacrifice. After the match, AJ can worry all he wants about the pictures and what was revealed while his bones get healed from the olympic gold medalist.
Mike Tenay and Taz go through the line-up of Sacrifice this Sunday. Check the full line-up of TNA's Sacrifice right here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com as it will air this Sunday on PPV.
A video plays promoting RVD once again. It has him talk about sacrificing his body to be in the wrestling business. You are on the road so much and fighting so many days. You can't see your family most of the year as you want to thrive in your career to reach the top.
The video ends and Christy Hemme is in the ring. She announces this main event. Rob Van Dam's music plays and he comes down the ramp. He stops and raises his arms as fireworks explode in the air. He continues to the ring. After him, Mr. Anderson comes out as the lights dim and the spotlight is lit. Christy announces Ken this time. Ken walks right to the ring. Jeff Hardy walks down the ramp and greets the fans around the ring. He doesn't show his face paint this week. He is going natural. Finally, the TNA World Champion comes out. The crowd boos for him and him only. He has the title around his waist. He slowly walks down the ramp to the ring.
Rob Van Dam vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Roode in a 4 Corners Sacrifice Match
The bell ring and RVD quickly goes after Roode. Ken comes and he attacks Roode and Jeff does the same. Those three pull each other away so they can get their feet to Roode as the stomp on Roode who is down on the mat in the corner. RVD pushes Ken away and applies punches to Roode's face. Ken is attacked by Jeff in the middle of the ring. RVD leaves Roode and Jeff goes to him. Roode fights back and Ken is thrown out of the ring while RVD is back body dropped over the ropes by Roode. Jeff and Roode fight in the ring. Jeff goes in the corner, runs up and does whisper in the wind, but Roode gets out of the way and Jeff lands right on the mat back first. Roode takes advantage as he applies punches right to the head.
Roode is continuing the attack on Jeff Hardy. He bounces off the ropes, jumps and plants a knee to the face, but Jeff gets out of the way. He is able to drop a double leg down on the sternum between Roode's legs. He then does a baseball slide to RVD and it sends him into the guard rail. Jeff gets on the apron, runs on it, and flies. He misses RVD and lands on the guard rail. Anderson enters and takes it to Roode with multiple offensive attacks. He ends it with a neck breaker. He pins but RVD breaks it up. He attacks Ken now. He sets up and successfully hits a split legged moonsault from the corner. Both get up and Rob jumps to the second corner and kicks Ken right in the head. He brings Ken to the mat. He goes for rolling thunder, but Roode comes in and takes RVD down to the ground in the rolling thunder process. RVD comes back as he does a kick right to Bobby. It sends him back to the corner. He runs and kicks him there. Jeff gets in and RVD runs to him. He attacks him there. Jeff is able to counter attack and pins Rob, but he kicks out. Both get up and Rob knocks Jeff down. He does rolling thunder. Covers but no three. Roode gets in and sends RVD out. Jeff gets up and does a Twist of Fate on Roode. He covers but Ken gets up and tries to add his say with a Mic Check on Roode. He then takes out Jeff as both sail out of the ring. RVD climbs the corner and hits the Five Star Frog Splash. He pins and wins. Winner: Rob Van Dam
Rob's music plays and the crowd goes crazy. He pulls out a ladder from under the ring. He sets it up outside and climbs it. RVD is on top as he points to himself. Mike Tenay announces that Jeff Hardy will face Mr. Anderson at Sacrifice.
Just then.....bells sound and fireworks explode in the air. It's....ABYSS! Abyss walks out. Everyone is shocked. They are stunned. Abyss has a mic. He looks into the camera and tells his brother, Joseph Parks, that he is getting too close to the fire for comfort. He tells him to back off. The bells sound again and Abyss walks away. The show fades.
Top 5 Rankings:
1. RVD- New from last week
2. Ms. Tessmacher- New from last week
3. Devon- New from last week
4. Austin Aries- New from last week
5. Bully Ray- New from last week
It's nice and I am glad to be back writing TNA's Impact Wrestling coverage right here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com. I would like to thank Kendra for filling in for me last week. I do have to say, it's nice to write the show as while I get caught up in writing it, I can really follow the show easier. Anyway, this was the last show before Sacrifice and I can't believe there is another TNA PPV. I guess it was a month since the last one but it went fast. I am looking forward to the PPV as I want to see: AJ vs. Kurt, Roode vs. RVD, Jeff vs. Ken, and Bully vs. Aries. Those matches should be great and I am anticipating some real wrestling along with hardcore style. This PPV looks like it has something for everyone once again. As far as tonight's show, I thought it did a fine job promoting and hyping the PPV. It most of the rivalries featured while showing other ones. There are a few things I want to bring up: Roode's opening segment had some nice mic work and I did not think he is close to breaking the record of the longest reigning champion in history. That went real fast. I love long title reigns though. You don't see them too often anymore. Secondly, while James Storm had his little interview video, he was trending worldwide on Twitter. Nice to see that for TNA. Third, the AJ pictures were quite surprising. I thought it was going to be some type of relationship with someone, but didn't think it would be with Dixie. They could have done a picture of AJ stealing company money, which would have been very interesting but would have consisted of a heel turn. I was pretty stunned to see Abyss come back tonight. I was thinking he would come at Sacrifice. Nice to be caught off guard. Here is another TNA come and gone. We are getting closer to Sacrifice and to TNA's new start time at 8pm! It's coming week! Let's take thing one at a time for TNA though. If you want to hear more from me, follow me on Twitter (link below in my bio) and go to my personal blog (link also in my bio).
Weekly Question: What are your thoughts on this AJ and Dixie relationship storyline?