TNA Impact Results - January 4, 2010
Written by Sean Hopkins on Jan 4, 2010 - 11:10:15 PM
-We get a video package to open the show, highlighting the history of TNA, from their first event in 2002, up until tonight. Sting's debut, and Kurt Angle's debut in TNA are both featured. The package touts tonight as the beginning of a new era, and hypes the incoming Hogan. Tonight's episode is titled "Time for a Change"
-Mike Tenay and Taz welcome us to the show and immediately begin hyping tonight as the biggest show in TNA history. Taz and Tenay run down the card, which tonight will feature a Steel Asylum match featuring X-Division talent. ODB vs. Tara for the Knockouts Title. Rhino vs. Abyss in a Barbed Wire Massacre, and BMI vs. The British Invasion for the TNA Tag Team Titles. Tenay and Taz also announce that tonight will be the debut of a third man to the commentary team (apparently backstage counterpart), Bubba the Love Sponge.
-Footage is shown of Bubba the Love Sponge getting the fans hyped and getting their opinions before the show tonight. There's a lot of talk about wanting to see the return of true wrestling, and no more kiddie stuff.
-The Steel Asylum match is going to kick things off tonight. Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin, the Motor City Machine Guns, are the first two men down to the ring. Homicide and Kiyoshi are out next, representing World Elite. Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed are the fifth and sixth men to the ring, respectively. Suicide is entrant number seven, and the eighth and final man to enter the match is TNA X Division Champion, Amazing Red.
-Things start out hot as all eight men break down into a brawl. Suicide goes for the top of the cage quick, but Creed prevents it. Lethal Consequences double team Chris Sabin while Shelley makes a run for the top of the cage. Lethal goes up the other side, but he's cut off by Kiyoshi. Shelley is still going up the cage with no one noticing him. Everyone continues to brawl in the ring. Lethal finally notices Shelley and he brings him down from the top of the cage. Everyone gets their chance to hit a big move in the middle of the cage. Suicide makes his way up the sides of the cage, but Red is able to stop him before he makes his way to the top. Suicide hip tosses Red into Sabin, and Red catches him with a hurricarana. Homicide hits Red with a hidden baton, which he then uses to level his partner Kiyoshi. Homicide hits everyone with the baton and the bell is ringing. Homicide climbs for the top of the cage, but the announcer says that this match has been ruled a No Contes. Homicide still climbs to the top of the cage. Homicide struggles for a while, but he's not able to climb through the top, so he eventually just falls down in the middle of the ring. Everyone tries to go for the top, and brawl in the ring for a bit. Music hits, and Jeff Hardy makes his way through the crowd with a big smile on his face!
-Hardy is attacked by Homicide, but it doesn't last long as Hardy is able to turn the tables, whacking Homicide with a steel chair and hitting the twist of fate on the entrance ramp. Hardy climbs to the top of the cage (from the outside), and he sits on top of it, nodding his head and pumping up the fans.
-Tenay and Taz recap the re-debut of Jeff Hardy in TNA. Hardy is shown backstage with Shannon Moore. Taz and Tenay continue to mark out over Hulk Hogan, and Hogan's limo is shown being driving, with a police escort, to the Impact Zone.
-Christy Hemme is standing backstage with Kevin Nash. Nash says his demeanor is different than it has been in past weeks. Nash says tonight is an epic night for TNA, and it'll be great to welcome Hogan back and see his old friend. Nash says that he isn't the smartest guy in Wrestling, but his first mentor was Hogan, and whatever company Hogan has worked for, has been the #1 company in the world. Nash says with those kind of numbers come more money, so there's a lot of reasons for Kevin Nash to be excited tonight. Nash says he talked to Hogan on the phone a couple of minutes ago, and that Hogan is on his way and he's not alone.
-The TNA Knockout Championship match is up next, as ODB's music hits and she makes her way to the ring. The Champion, Tara, makes her way down to the ring next to a big pop from the crowd.
-ODB hits Tara with a cheap shot to start things out, before rubbing Tara's t-shirt in her crotch. ODB pushes Tara back in the corner, but when she tries to charge in, Tara gets her elbow, then her feet up. Tara connects with a running clothesline to take down ODB. ODB and Tara trade blows in the middle of the ring with Tara getting the upperhand with kicks, an enzugiri and a big slam. Tara hits a standing moonsault, but it's only good for two. OBD sends Tara into the corner, but when she tries to follow, Tara locks in the tarantula. Tara lets go, and comes back into the ring with a slingshot leg drop, but again it's only good for two. ODB tries for a DVD, but Tara fights out, tries for a widow's peak, but ODB counters out into a roll up. ODB grabs the tights and the ropes, and the ref count to three. Winner and NEW TNA Knockouts Champion: ODB. After the match, Tara immediately attacks ODB and hits the widow's peak. Tara grabs her tarantula and takes it out of it's cage, putting it on ODB before grabbing and raising the title.
-A limo is shown pulling up in the back and RIC FLAIR gets out of it!
-Apparently Ric Flair entered AJ Style's dressing room. Footage is shown from earlier in the day and apparently Mick Foley wasn't allowed to enter the Impact Zone earlier. Christy Hemme is shown out with the fans, she runs over to Foley asking if he got the memo. Foley says he got the memo saying he would be a distraction. Foley says he understands why people in TNA wouldn't want him to be a part of tonight's show, but he understands the historical significance of tonight and he will be on his best behavior. Foley tries to make his way backstage, but TNA security will not let him in.
-Bobby Lashley is announced, and he makes his way down to the ring, in a suit, with his wife Krystal. Krystal gets on the mic and says tonight is the biggest in TNA history, and that Lashley wanted to come out to send a personal message to Hogan. Krystal says that Lashley is not only a star in pro-wrestling, but also MMA, and no one in either sport can match him. Krystal says pro-wrestling is filled with inbred, toothless degenerates, and that's why tonight Lashley is asking for his immediate release from his TNA contract. Krystal tells everyone to take a good look, because this is the last time you'll see Lashley, she says they've got better things to do, drops the mic, and the two walk to the back.
-Velvet Sky is shown backstage, telling the cameraman to follow her. she walks to the back where there's a poker table and the other two members of the Beautiful People. Sky says that since tonight is a live show, and it should be all about the ratings, they're going to do something to increase the ratings, and have a live poker show. This is a pretty horrible segment, but it all leads up to the revelation that this is a game of strip poker when Lacey von Erich loses the first hand.
-Hogan's motorcade is shown again, still on its way to the Impact Zone.
-Scott Hall and Shawn Waltman are shown backstage trying to get in. TNA security will not let them in, so Hall grabs one guy by the throat and another group of security guys intervene. Taz and Tenay call Waltman and Hall loose cannons before announcing that TNA is the number one trending topic on Twitter. Hogan's motorcade is shown on its way to the Impact Zone, yet again.
-Hogan's motorcade is shown outside, stopped, as another limo pulls up and someone gets out of it, into Hogan's. Hogan's motorcade is off again, heading toward the Impact Zone.
-Hall and Waltman are shown walking in through the crowd.
-Hall and Waltman are shown in the crowd, taking cell-phone pictures with people's phones. And we're back to another commercial.
-Tenay and Taz are still hyping Hogan's impending arrival, and freaking out over the appearance of Hall and Waltman. A modified version of Hogan's NWO theme hits, and Penzer announces Hulk Hogan, who makes his way out to the ring to a huge pop from the Impact Zone. Hogan stares at Hall and Waltman for a bit on his way down to the ring before scratching his chin, and walking away. Brooke Hogan is shown in the audience, cheering for her dad. Hogan stands in the middle of the ring, soaking up the cheers from the crowd. Huge TNA chants. Hogan finally talks, saying 'what's up TNA maniacs'. Hogan says they are making history tonight in TNA's ring. Hogan says he's been in the back all day long (motorcade?) and that there's a lot of young guys that have been running hard, and a lot of old faces that are gearing up, and that TNA will be the number one company in the world. Hogan says when he walked into the Impact Zone, he got the dream he had been praying for, to feel the energy. Hogan says there's a lot of new faces, and a lot of familiar faces. Hall and Waltman jump the barricade. Security hassles Waltman and Hall for a bit, but Hogan says that they should be able to have their say, so he tells security to stop, and to give them a mic. In the ring, Hall and Waltman give Hogan the old 'Too Sweet' NWO high five.
-Hall, surprisingly, opens with 'hey, yo'. Hogan says if they have something to say, they need to say it right now. Hall says 'say hello to the bad guy'. Hall says that when he and Waltman heard about Hogan and Bischoff coming in, and Nash being here, they thought about big bucks and big parties. Hogan says it's a different place, and it doesn't work like that anymore. Waltman says it is the same place, and it is the same people, and they're there to party. Hogan says not this time, that this time it's different. Hall says things are changing at TNA, but Hogan cuts him off. Hogan says it's time they all grow up and do the right things for the business. Big Hogan chants. Hall says that Hogan paved the way, and things have changed, but they're going to change with or without Hogan. Nash's music hits, and he makes his way out to the ring.
-Nash tells Hall and Waltman that Hulk has a role to play tonight, let him play it. Hogan says that this isn't a role, and when he signed on, he gave Dixie his word that they would change the company for the better. Nash says that he's been talking to Hogan for five or six weeks, and that's not the conversation they've been having, so Nash wants to know when Hogan turned so corporate. Hogan says it's not about turning corporate, and that Hall, Nash and Waltman are his brothers for life, but it's a different time. Hall and Waltman go to take off their jackets, and music hits again, this time bringing out Eric Bischoff.
-Bischoff says it's been a while, and it brings back memories. Bischoff says in this ring right now are the guys who re-invented this business. Bischoff says hopefully they're a little bit smarter now. Bischoff says that he learned that it's all about communication, and there's been a serious breakdown of communication recently. Bischoff says that Hulk is trying to say that everyone has got to earn their position in this company. Nash says he hears Bischoff loud and clear, and he and Waltman and Hall leave the ring and head to the back. Hogan, still in the ring says that everyone has to earn their spot in TNA, he doesn't care about past relationships, the game has changed. Bischoff says he and Hogan have done it before, and he's sure they can do it again with all the talent and heart they have in the company. Bischoff says that things are going to change for everyone, it doesn't matter if you're a janitor, or the World Champion. Hogan says things won't stop changing until they're the number one organization in the world. Bischoff asks for a producer, asking for a show format. Bischoff rips up the format, saying that tonight they're starting over. Bischoff pulls out another format, and he tells So Cal Val to hand it off to a director, saying that's what they'll be doing now. Hogan says if you can't talk, and you can't wrestle, head north. Sting is shown up in the rafters, watching the events in the ring.
-Back to the action, we'll be going straight into the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship. Awesome Kong and Hamada are out to the ring first, followed by the champs, Sarita and Taylor Wilde.
-Sarita and Hamada start things off for their respective teams, with Hamada shoving Sarita away. Hamada and Sarita chain wrestle for a bit, with Sarita scoring with a big DDT. Sarita tags in Wilde, who comes in off the top turnbuckle with an arm drag. The Motor City Machine Guns are shown laid out in the back, and JB calls for help. Back in the ring, Kong falls back on Hamada with a Samoan drop, but it's only good for two. Wilde and Sarita team up with a double drop kick to send Kong to the outside. Wilde dives off the top ropes while Sarita dives through with a suicide dive on top of Kong and Hamada respectively.
-Back from commercial and the heels are in charge as Kong and Hamade hit a big double team with Hamada dropkicking Wilde in the face. Wilde fights back, but it's short lived as Hamada kicks her in the stomach and chops away at her chest. Hamada taunts Sarita while continuing to work over Wilde. Hamada tags in Kong, who comes in and immediately begins wailing away on Wilde. Kong goes for a powerbomb, but Wilde fights out and hits a lungblower before tagging in Sarita. Sarita comes in and nails a springboard dropkick, but Hamada is in to break it up. Sarita tries for a cross body, but she's caught by Hamada and Kong. Sarita tries for a hurricarana and roll up on Kong, but Kong just sits down, and gets a two count before Wilde breaks it up. Kong picks Sarita up in powerbomb position, and takes her down while Hamada hits a huge missile dropkick. Kong makes the pin, and we have new Knockouts Tag Team Champions in Hamada and Awesome Kong.
-The Beautiful People are shown backstage again, still playing strip poker. Val Venis (Sean Morley) walks in and asks if they need a fourth. TBP ask what makes him think he can just barge in. Venis says they need ratings, and he can take the game to the next level, because if he loses one hand, it's all over for him. Venis says that this is going to be a very interesting night.
-Mick Foley is shown, still trying to get backstage. Foley says he's been escorted off the property once, but he's made it back to the Impact Zone and he needs to talk to Hogan. The security still won't let him in, but Foley says it's OK because he has another plan. The Nasty Boys are then shown, trying to get through the same door. Security won't let them in, they say that if they need to go in, they need to go up to the front gate.
-Raven, Dr. Stevie and Daphne are shown in the ring for the upcoming tag team match. Hernandez and Matt Morgan make their way down to the ring next to a warm reception from the crowd. The winners of this match will get a shot at the TNA Tag Titles at the next PPV. Morgan starts things out with a big shoulder block to Raven, forcing Raven to tag out to Stevie. Morgan hits a big carbon footprint on Stevie, pins him, and this one's over. Our new #1 contenders are Matt Morgan and Hernandez.
-D'Angelo Dinero is backstage with Christy Hemme. She asks him about his match with Desmond Wolfe later tonight. Pope says it's not a surprise. Pope says that Wolfe stands between him and the mountain top, but Pope is gonna make it to the mountain top, then knock Desmond to the other side. Pope says he wants Desmond to bring his very best, and he starts to continue, but he's interrupted by Orlando Jordan. Jordan asks if either of them have seen Hogan. Pope can't believe that Hogan invited Jordan, he tells Jordan to get to steppin'. Jordan says that when Hogan meets Pope, he's sure Hogan will love him, because Pope reminds Jordan of himself. Pope says if he says that again, Pope will remind him what a pimp slap feels like.
-We're going straight into the match, as Desmond Wolfe makes his way down to the ring, flipping people off left and right on his way down. Pope's music hits, and he makes his way out to a few cheers from the crowd.
-Both men lock up and Wolfe immediate goes to work on Pope's arms, locking in a full nelson, them a hammer lock. Wolfe tries to send Pope into the turnbuckle, but Pope fights back, nails Wolfe with a couple of kicks and hits a big flying lariat. Wolfe hits a hammer lock divorce court, before sending Pope into the corner turnbuckle shoulder first. Pope tries for a sunset flip, but Wolfe blocks it and continues to work over's Pope's arm. Wolfe stretches Pope back, wrenching away and putting pressure on his shoulder. Wolfe hits a big European uppercut, but when he charges Pope in the corner, Pope blocks and hits a big elbow drop in the corner. Wolfe recovers quickly though, and he comes close to hitting the tower of London. Pope fights out of the tower of London, and after a bit of jockeying, he's able to surprise Wolfe with a small package, keeping it locked in for the three count. Winner: Desmond Wolfe
-Jeff Jarrett is shown arriving backstage.
-JB is shown backstage, but Bubba the Love Sponge interrupts, to announce that Rhino has been attacked backstage, and he's going to do his best to get to the bottom of it and find out who's responsible.
-Taz and Tenay recap the segment from earlier in the night where Hogan made his TNA debut. Taz calls today a new day in TNA. Tenay hypes more surprises to come later tonight. Tenay announces that Jeff Jarrett is on his way to the Impact Zone.
-JB is backstage with AJ Styles. Borash talks about tonight being a historic night. Styles says he's been here for seven years and he can't ever remember it being like that. JB asks Styles about his upcoming title match at Genesis with Kurt Angle. Styles says they need to have a match to find out who the best in the world is, and that's exactly what's going to happen. Eric Bischoff comes in from off-screen, saying that everywhere he goes he hears about AJ Styles. Bischoff says he has good news and bad news. Bischoff says Styles won't be defending his title against Angle at Genesis, but the good news is that they'll find out who's better tonight, because the main event of the show tonight is AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle for the TNA World Title.
-Jeff Jarrett makes his way down to the ring to a huge pop from the Impact Zone crowd. Jarrett says first and foremost, that it feels great to be at home in the Impact Zone. Jarrett says he started TNA seven years ago, after fifteen years of hard work. Big 'thank you Jeff' chants. Jarrett says everyone said they wouldn't last, but Jarrett is standing in the middle of the six sided ring on a Monday night, the greatest in company history, and Jarrett is damn proud to be there. Jarrett says he and Hulk both know that Jarrett tried to convince Hogan to come to TNA for years, and now, on a Monday night, the timing is right. Jarrett says that throughout his career he's done good and not-so-good things, but the most rewarding thing he's done is give young guys the chance to step in the ring, guys like BMI, The Motor City Machine Guns, Daniels and AJ Styles. Jarrett says, in closing, 'you ain't seen nothing yet'. Jarrett says with Hogan, Dixie, and himself, anything can and will happen in TNA.
-Hogan is on the tron at the top of the ramp, he says nobody cares. Hogan says if he head 'I' one more time, he'd have Jarrett escorted from the building. Hogan said that Jarrett did start TNA, but he ran it into the ground, and without Dixie Carter, TNA would be done. Hogan says Jarrett needs to straighten his act up, and his minority ownership doesn't mean anything because he's now Dixie Carter's partner. Hogan says now all the young guys are going to get a real push, and as far as Jarrett's past accolades, no one cares. Hogan says with him and Dixie, TNA will go to the top, but Jarrett has no stroke, and he needs to get in line to prove himself, because he's no different from anyone else. Hogan tells Jarrett to lace them up and prove it, and he hopes he can hang with the young guys.
-Christy Hemme is backstage with Daniels. Daniels says he's not worried about what his future holds, because his ability will make an impression. JB comes in to interrupt, he says there's someone who wants to come in, and he doesn't know what to do. JB lets in Foley, but he tries to keep him from coming all the way in, trying to talk him out of it. Foley says he doesn't care, he needs to talk to Hogan. JB lets Foley go, simply saying 'dead man'.
-Jeff Hardy is shown painting backstage, while Shannon Moore looks on. Moore tells Hardy he should sell his paintings, before telling him that 'the big man' called, and asking Jeff if he's ready to go. Hardy and Moore exit, stage right.
-Abyss makes his way down to the ring, and apparently with the new format from Bischoff (and not the attack in the back on Rhino earlier), Abyss will be taking on someone he's never faced before, Samoa Joe.
-Things start off right off the bat when Joe attacks Abyss and pounds on him in the corner. Abyss reverses an Irish whip, but Joe dodges a splash and connects with a big enzugiri in the corner. Joe hits the face wash, and he charges, but Abyss is right back up on his feet and he hits Joe with a big boot that sends him to the outside. Abyss follows and he almost eats a steel chair, but he ducks and Joe connects with the ring post. Back in the ring, Abyss telegraphs a back body drop, so Joe takes advantage, kicking Abyss and following up with a running big boot. Joe hits a senton back splash but it's only good for a two count. Joe pounds on Abyss, Abyss tries for a chokeslam, but Joe fights out. Abyss hits a big clothesline, follows it up with a splash and a side slam, but again it's only good for a near fall. Abyss tries for a splash, but Joe gets his elbow, and then boot up before going to the second rope and hitting a jumping high round kick. Joe punches away at Abyss, but when he hits a big forearm, it just fires up Abyss. Joe comes back with a kick that puts Abyss down before he goes to the top. Joe comes of the second rope, but Abyss catches him with a chokeslam that's good for a two count. Joe bails to the floor, where he grabs the chair. Abyss throws the ref to the side and tries to go out after Joe, but Joe whacks him with the chair. Joe makes his way back into the ring and locks in the rear naked choke. Abyss is struggling, trying to get to the rope, but he's forced to tap. Your winner: Samoa Joe.
-Bischoff is shown backstage with someone with a script. Krystal Lashley comes into the picture, asking Bischoff is he has anything to say, but Bischoff seems confused. Krystal talks about Lashley wanting his release. Bischoff asks what that has to do with him. Krystal demands a meeting with Hogan. Bischoff says she can get a number and stand in line, but if she meets with Hogan, she better check her attitude at the door. Krystal says that Lashley won't be happy about this. Bischoff asks what he's supposed to do about that.
-Bubba the Love Sponge is backstage and apparently Beer Money Inc. are the next two victims of the mysterious backstage attacker(s?).
-The Nasty Boys are shown, still trying to get inside, but apparently they're not on the list. Bubba the Love Sponge gets security to check again, but they're still not there. Bubba says that Hogan is the new man in charge, and the Nasty Boys are personal friends on his. Bubba and the security guy walk away from the door and Bubba waves the Nasty Boys into the Impact Zone.
-JB is backstage with Kurt Angle. Angle says since he lost his title, an incredibly talented wrestler named AJ Styles won it, but AJ didn't beat Angle one on one. Angle says he didn't think it would take this long to get that match, but one thing hasn't changed, Styles still can't beat him. Angle says that Styles still isn't the best wrestler in the world, and now it's time for Angle to regain his title. It's real, it's damn real.
-Tenay and Taz immediately begin hyping up the title match.
-Shannon Moore and Jeff Hardy are shown walking from the Impact Zone with manilla envelopes in hand. A group of three girls run up to Hardy, and he ever so nicely gives them his painting when they ask for an autograph. Moore and Hardy get in a Ferarri and leave.
-The Nasty Boys are shown walking around backstage. They invade Team 3D's dressing room, running them down for being in Japan. Security comes by to apologize for keeping the Nasty Boys out of the building; they shove him out of the room and begin to destroy the dressing room, spray painting 'nasty boys' over a picture of D-Von.
-Kurt Angle's music hits, and it's time to begin the main event of the evening. AJ Styles is out to the ring second, to a huge pop from the crowd.
-No formal introductions, they're just going to let them go. Styles and Angle lock up right away and Angle hits a big side suplex, but Styles keeps control with a side headlock. Angle fights out, but walks right into a dropkick from Styles. Styles psychs Angles out, faking a dive before hitting a spectacular somersaulting dive over the top rope on top of Angle. Someone comes down from the back and attacks AJ from the back, but Kurt defends Styles, hitting the masked attacker with a big European uppercut and sending him to the floor. Angle picks Styles up from the mat, and they go right back to work. Styles hits a corner clothesline, but he's caught with a buckle bomb from Angle.
-Back from commercial and AJ is fighting out of a submission, but he quickly falls victim to a belly to belly suplex, and it's right back to commercial.
-Back from commercial again and Angle has AJ trapped in a rear chin lock. Styles fights out with an arm drag, and he puts Angle down with a couple of quick elbows. Styles tries for a splash, but Angle gets his feet up. Styles is quick to recover, hitting a crazy neckbreakers. Styles goes for the springboard forearm, but Angle catches him and connects with a beautiful belly to belly suplex. Angle goes for the Angle slam, but AJ reverses out and hits a discus clothesline for a two count. Angle slingshots Styles into the corner, and he's right up to hit a big German suplex on AJ; Angle hold on and hits two more German suplexes. Angle tries for another Angle slam, but AJ fights out. AJ tries for the Pele, but Angle catches the Ankle lock. Styles rolls up Angle, but Angle kicks out and Styles hits the Pele. Styles goes for the pin but Angle kicks out at two. Styles goes for a powerbomb, but Angle fights out of it. Angle avoids a splash and connects with the Angle slam, but Styles kicks out at a two count. Angle hits a European uppercut, and he backdrops Styles to the apron, but Styles comes right back with the springboard flying forearm. Styles goes up to the top rope, but Angle is up in a flash and he launches Styles with a super belly to belly suplex that's good for a near fall. Angle goes up to the top rope, and he goes for a frog splash, but Styles rolls out of the way. Styles hits the Styles clash, and he goes for the pin but Angle kicks out at two. AJ puts Angle on the top turnbuckle, and he tries for a superplex, but Angle fights out, coming back and connecting with the frog splash, but again he can only hold Styles down for two. Angle tries for a suplex, but Styles counters into a sick DDT that's good for two. Styles tries for the Styles clash again, but Angle rolls through, out of a roll up and into the ankle lock. Styles is able to kick Angle away, but Angle hits a big overhead German suplex, but he still can't hold Styles down for three. Angle charges Styles in the corner, but Styles gets the elbow up and comes back with a springboard inverted DDT, but it's still not good enough for three. Styles goes to the top turnbuckle again, but Angle is able to stop him before he's able to jump. Angle tries for a superplex, but Styles is able to hold him off for a bit. Angle connects with a top rope Angle slam, but Styles kicks out at two! Angle locks in another ankle lock, but AJ rolls through, sending Angle fact first into the turnbuckle. AJ hits a beautiful enzugiri before hitting another Styles clash, but Angle is still able to kick out at two. Styles tries for another Styles clash, but Angle rolls through into the ankle lock, locking up Styles' legs. Ric Flair makes his way out to the top of the ramp to watch the match. AJ sends Angle into the corner ring post, before connecting with a springboard 450 splash, but it's still not enough to keep Angle down!
-Back from (hopefully the last) commercial and Ric Flair is still looking on. It looks like Angle has the triangle choke locked in; Styles tries to reverse into the Styles clash, but Angle reverses into an ankle lock. Styles fights out and reverses a roll up into another Styles clash and Flair makes his way to the back. Styles hits another springboard 450 splash and pins Kurt Angle, finally holding him down for a three count. Your winner and still TNA Champion: AJ Styles.
-Dixie Carter is shown, along with the fans, giving the match a standing ovation. Styles poses with the belt, and Angle offers a handshake, and a hug to Styles. Hogan's music hits and he makes his way out to the top of the ramp.
-Hogan says that Styles and Angle are the two greatest wrestlers in the business today. Hogan says they've got nothing but respect for Kurt Angle, and AJ Styles has just raised the TNA bar to another level. Hogan says this situation will go on and on, and the TNA fans have made history tonight. Hogan says tonight is the beginning of the greatest rise in... a staffer comes to tell Hogan something and Hogan runs off.
-Foley is shown stalking around backstage looking for Hogan. He interrupts the strip poker game and yells 'where's Hogan'. Venis directs Foley down the hall and to the left. Foley makes his way to the office, but he finds Bischoff. Bischoff asks Foley what the hell he can do for him. Bischoff says that the executive shareholder means nothing. He says Foley has one choice, and one choice only, to put on his boots and work for his job. Foley says he could work for Dixie, and he could think about working for Hogan, but he made the promise that he wouldn't work for Bischoff. Foley says he'll give Bischoff a reason to fire him. Bischoff says he might want to re-think that, and Hall and Waltman come in from behind to attack him. Hogan barges in and the show ends with a close up on his face, with Hogan looking disappointed.
Well, that's it for tonight folks, thank you for joining us here. On behalf of all of us here at WNW, I'm Sean Hopkins, have a great night!
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WNW Premium Newsletter - John Morrison Staying In WWE Or Headed To TNA? Full Details Here, Major Distinction Between The WWE Brands Causing A Rift, WWE TLC Main Event Plans, Title Changes In TNA, Ask WNW Archive & All The Big News From This Past Week
Nov 17, 2011 - 3:57:25 PM ET
Early Main Event Plans For WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs; What Mick Foley Is Doing This Week & Details On A Comic Critic That Made Foley Furious