TNA taped next week’s edition of Impact Wrestling tonight from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Thanks to Wrestling News World Orlando correspondent Scott Brooks for writing the following results:
Impact Wrestling (Airing March 8, 2012 on Spike TV):
* Ric Flair comes to the ring with Gunner and Eric Bischoff. Eric is out here for family business. He says that Garett has pushed them so hard that he met with Sting and made a match to make Gunner and a partner of his choosing vs Garett and a partner of his choosing. He then thanks Flair for doing all he could for Garett. Eric then says that Gunner just doesn’t want to prove to the world that he can is better than Garett and calls Gunner a true professional. Eric says Garett is going to have a tough time finding a tag team partner. He says Gunner won’t have this issue when Kurt Angle’s music interrupts him and he comes to the ring and hugs Eric. Kurt then takes the mic and says he is happy to give Eric his services. Kurt says he does not like Garett as the crowd chants Hardy. He hates Garett because he does not respect his father. He says tonight, he and Gunner will make Garett tap.
* In a Knockout’s Tag Title Match, Eric Young & ODB defeated Gail Kim & Madison Rayne to win the belts. Madison accidentally cost her and Gail the match when Eric had Gail, Madison hit Gail with one of the belts, causing Eric to land on Gail in a sensual position, allowing Eric and ODB to win. After the match, Eric and ODB celebrated until Eric stopped and got down on one knee. He grabbed a mic and said they had a lot of momentum right now and appeared to pull a ring out of his tights and asked ODB to marry him. ODB hesitated then got down on one knee herself and Eric Young said yes and jumped into ODB’s arms.
* In an X Division Championship Match, Zema Ion defeated Austin Aries by DQ. After the referee was distracted, Ion tried to use the hairspray on Aries but Aries ducked, then grabbed it and used it on Ion, which the ref saw. Aries posed with the belt while the ref raised Ion’s hand.
* Bully Ray came to the ring. He said Calfzilla is here. He’s the guy that took out James Storm. He is the guy who deserves to be #1 contender. He asks Sting to come out and name him the #1 contender. Sting comes out. He says that he feels so alive. Ray says that he wants Bobby Roode. Sting makes him repeat it several times. Sting says he is that he is the best bully and commends his calves and says that he will give him Bobby Roode. Ray thanks him and Sting goes to the back. He comes back out and says it will be right after the break.
Bobby Roode’s music plays. They show Sting and Roode on the video screen and Sting is telling Roode to get out there. Roode is hesitant to come down. Ray repeatedly tells him to get in the ring and tells Roode to take his title off and get ready to fight.
* In a non-title match, TNA Champion Bobby Roode and Bully Ray went to a no contest. Back and forth match, Bully Ray went to use the chain after Roode tried to use it but James Storm tab out, causing Ray to flee to the back. Storm then hit a Last Call on Roode. He then hit another Last Call on Roode before going to the back.
* In a #1 Contender’s Match for the Tag Team Titles, Crimson & Matt Morgan defeated Robbie E & Robbie T. Morgan hit Robbie E with the Carbon Footprint then Crimson made a blind tag and covered Robbie E for the victory. The two got into words after the match.
* AJ Styles enters and heads to the ring. AJ commends that in a couple months it will be ten years of Impact Wrestling and how he could not be more proud to be a part of it. He has made a lot of friends and enemies. He says that who would have thought that Bully Ray would have been a part of the Frontline back in the day. These are memories he’d like to forget. Christopher Daniels and Kazarian come to the ring. Daniels says he was his best friend and came back to the company to stand by AJ’s side. Daniels friendship with him just got him reprimanded, punished, and eventually fired. That’s why he encouraged Kazarian to do the same thing. Kazarian says why everyone has turned on AJ is because he has transparent and he is gullible. Kazarian then says that all of the names he listed have turned on him and that maybe the problem does not lie with them but maybe it lies with AJ. He says on this quest for answers, maybe that is why he doesn’t have any friends. AJ just says he does not see friends out here but sees lying, backstabbing pricks. AJ says that he is going to associate himself with a real, he pauses. “Asshole” is heard and Mr. Anderson comes to the ring area and attacks Kazarian and Christopher Daniels. They go to the back as AJ and Anderson stand tall in the ring.
* Eric Bischoff comes to the stage saying that if the fans had seen what was going on backstage, they would have seen Garett running around backstage looking for a partner. He then said that if fans come out tomorrow, they will see what happens. We have the latest update online at this link.
* Velvet Sky defeated Angelina Love with the In Yo Face.