Against All Odds
Mike Tenay and Taz kick off the show looking at the card tonight. They mention Generation Me had travel problems today.
Robbie E and Cookie are now coming out to kick off the show. Robbie demands the referee count to 10 and declare him the winner. The referee starts the count and reaches 10. Robbie E is announced as the winner and the new #1 contender for the TNA X Division Championship. Robbie celebrates with Cookie. As they head up the ramp, Fortune’s music hits and TNA X Division Champion Kazarian is on his way out. Kazarian said Robbie didn’t get the memo because he will defend his title tonight.
TNA X Division Championship
Kazarian (c) vs. Robbie E w/ Cookie
Kazarian with a series of quick offense including clotheslines and a big atomic drop on Robbie. Kazarian with a big side kick and cover for a two count on Robbie. They battle to the outside and Robbie tosses Kazarian into the steel steps. Cookie is screaming at ringside in support of Robbie. Back in the ring, the two exchange shots and Robbie catches Kazarian with a big boot. Robbie fist pumps and drops a knee over the head of Kazarian. Robbie with a big shoulder charge on Kazarian in the corner. Robbie with a quick russian leg sweep into a cover for another two count. Robbie with a headlock takedown on Kazarian. Kazarian with a springboard dropkick that levels Robbie. Another clothesline and dropkick combo by Kazarian. Kazarian with a rollup for a close two count. Cookie with a cheap shot, Robbie with a rollup and gets a close two count of his own. Robbie attempts a float over in the corner, but Kazarian catches him on his shoulders and hits his inverted Tombstone Piledriver to get the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA X Division Champion: Kazarian
After the match, we see a series of replays leading to the finish.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Scott Steiner and Beer Money. Steiner takes a sip of Storm’s beer. I literally have no idea what he was saying. Robert Roode steps up saying he thinks what Steiner is trying to say is that everyone deserves that fame, but Immortal is stealing the spotlight from everyone. Storm leads a BEER…MONEY chant.
AJ Styles is on his way out to the Impact Zone. He joins Mike Tenay and Taz on commentary.
Scott Steiner and Beer Money vs. Rob Terry, Gunner and Murphy
Taz on commentary asks where Ric Flair is. AJ Styles says he will be back this Thursday night on Impact. We start with Scott Steiner and Gunner. Steiner drops Gunner with a quick shoulder block. Steiner with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on Gunner. Steiner does the same to Murphy when he runs in. Gunner with a tag to Rob Terry. Terry flexes in front of Steiner. Beer Money distracts the referee allowing Steiner to kick low blow Terry. Steiner flexes and drops an elbow. Steiner with push ups after breaking a pinfall attempt. Tag to Murphy who locks up with Steiner and Steiner works over his left arm. Tag to James Storm who gets in a big right hand on Murphy. Storm with an atomic drop and russian leg sweep combo. Tag to Gunner who takes a knee to the face and neckbreaker combo from Storm. Storm is tossed over the top rope, Storm skins the cat, jumps back in and drops Gunner with a series of clotheslines. Storm is knocked off the corner by Terry with the referee distracted. Tag to Murphy who kicks Storm in the corner. Quick tag to Gunner who scoop slams Storm. Tag to Murphy who drops Storm quickly. Quick tag to Terry who tosses Storm to his shoulder and powerslams him down for a two count. Storm with a backcracker on Terry. Hot tag to Robert Roode who chops Gunner. Roode with a shoulder block takedown on Gunner and clotheslines Terry to the outside. Roode with a blockbuster on Gunner off the second rope. Huge chop by Roode. Gunner with a kick. Roode recovers with a modified Rock Bottom for a close two count. Murphy is in after Roode. Terry brawls with Steiner. Storm catches Murphy with a huge superkick. Beer Money sends Murphy into Terry. Beer Money double suplexes Terry. They do the BEER…MONEY spot. Gunner knocks out Storm. Roode with a spinebuster on both Gunner and Murphy. Roode with a spinebuster on Terry. Roode crotches Gunner up top. Roode tags in Steiner. Steiner climbs up with Gunner and executes the Frankensteiner! Steiner with the cover and gets the pinfall.
Winners: Scott Steiner and Beer Money
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Devon and his sons. He said his boys will not be in his match tonight since he knows what Ray might do. Devon tells his sons they can watch all they want, but he will not allow them to be out there tonight.
A video package runs hyping The Pope vs. Samoa Joe.
“The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero vs. Samoa Joe
The back of Pope’s trunks say, “Pope’s gonna kill you.” Pope stalls early on leaving the ring. Joe with a quick sleeper attempt and Pope bails once again. Pope goes to leave to the back when Samoa Joe’s camera man Okada shows up chasing him back down the ramp. Pope is back in and is able to connect with a quick suplex on Joe. Joe is right back up and levels Pope with a big forearm. Joe face washes Pope in the corner with his boot and then hits his running boot to the face. Joe with a few right jabs to Pope in the corner. Pope with a rake to the eyes and running knees to the back sending Joe to the outside. Joe is back in, hits a few right hands and Pope drops him with a clothesline. Pope with a few slaps and dropkick to Joe. Joe falls into the ropes and Pope drops his body off the back and head of Joe. Joe fights back with a huge big boot and back splash over Pope. Joe with a snap powerslam after Pope hit the ropes. Pope with a big knee to the chin of Joe that drops Joe. Pope removes the top turnbuckle pad. Joe responds with some big chops. Joe stops himself from hitting the corner. Pope attempts a rollup, but Joe rolls through and locks on the rear naked choke. Pope taps out.
Winner: Samoa Joe
After the match, Pope claps for Joe. Pope extends his hand. Joe brushes it off. Pope gets closer and Joe finally shakes his hand. Pope then kicks Joe and uppercuts him. Pope takes out Okada when he tries to jump in. Pope drops Joe face first off the exposed corner and then hits his DDE double knee to the back spot. Joe is busted open.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Mickie James. She said Madison Rayne won’t be getting back up tonight.
A video package runs hyping Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James.
TNA Knockouts Championship: Last Knockout Standing
Madison Rayne (c) vs. Mickie James
Mickie James with some big offense early on. Madison Rayne tosses her out of the ring. James with punches and kicks to Rayne. Rayne sends James head first into the steel steps. James slides in through the legs of Rayne. James with a big clothesline on Rayne over the entrance ramp. Rayne tosses James into the steel ring barricade and against the ring. James ends up firing Rayne into the steel ring post. James tosses Rayne back in and Rayne ends up dropping James quickly using her knee. James elbows Rayne off the ring apron when she was pulling on James’ hair. James with a knee to the head of Rayne to the mats below. The referee starts the count with both girls down. Rayne kicks James in the head when she gets up at 7. Rayne crawls under the ring. James goes under after her. Rayne is out first. James is now out and she hits a series of kicks on Rayne. James picks up Rayne, tosses her back in and Rayne ends up tossing her off the turnbuckle to the ground below. James stands up at 9 on the outside. James drops Rayne’s arm off the top rope, goes up top and takes out Rayne with a body splash. James with a big spin kick on Rayne. James takes off Rayne’s glove and puts it on. Tara runs down and James tosses her in from the ring apron. James drops Tara with another big kick. Rayne pulls out brass knucks and knocks out James with them. Rayne pins James by accident and then quickly stands up yelling at the referee to count. The referee reaches the 10 count.
Winner and still TNA Knockouts Champion: Madison Rayne
Backstage, we see a shot of Jeff Hardy painting his face and how he will reclaim his title tonight.
Matt Morgan is on his way out to the Impact Zone. He tells Hernandez to get out here right now. Hernandez walks out and Morgan says he better talk right now. Hernandez calls Morgan the great white hype. He asks what makes Morgan better than him. Hernandez said he went to Mexico with his culture and his people. He said they loved him and appreciated him in Mexico. Hernandez said he is treated like a second class citizen in TNA. He tells “white America” that as of today, the minority is the majority. Hernandez said this is Hispanic America and “this is our country.” He said that is why he came back to TNA so he can “stick it to all the grinos.” Hernandez adds, “And if you don’t like that you punk ass white boy, you can leave the country.” Hernandez then cheap shots Morgan and levels him with a big shoulder block. Hernandez with a death valley driver on Morgan.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Matt Hardy asking why he is referring to himself as “cold blooded.” Hardy said he had a tough career, was forced to battle back from a serious health problem and had to pay for the sins of another. He said that makes a good hearted person become cold blooded. Hardy said RVD represents everything he is against and he will do it with a smile on his face and cold blood running through his veins.
Matt Hardy vs. Rob Van Dam
Lock up and both exchange right hands. RVD with a big spin kick that drops Hardy. Hardy counters a monkey flip dropping RVD on the top turnbuckle. Hardy with big right hands on RVD in the corner. Hardy is on the outside, RVD looks to springboard out, but Hardy catches him by the leg and drops him face first off the ring apron. RVD responds with some big knees and drops Hardy chest first over the steel guard railing. RVD with his spin kick off the ring apron to the back of Hardy. RVD tosses Hardy back in, but Hardy is able to recover and give RVD a big DDT using the ropes. Hardy drops RVD face first off the steel guard railing. RVD slides back in the ring and Hardy drops a leg over his head for a two count. Hardy with a double under hook body submission locked in. RVD’s foot is on the bottom rope and the referee breaks it up. Tenay said he doesn’t recall Hardy ever attempting that submission before. Taz mocks the internet wrestling community using a nerdy voice saying Hardy did that back in Lansing, Michigan in 1991. Hardy with a full nelson. RVD breaks free, but Hardy grabs RVD by the head and drops him down over his body. Hardy with a few slaps to RVD. Hardy with a headlock, tosses RVD into the corner, RVD launches him to the ring apron and Hardy drops RVD’s chin off the top rope. RVD catches Hardy with a superkick when Hardy jumps off the top rope. RVD with a series of kicks, attempts a Rolling Thunder, Hardy rolls out of the way and RVD counters with a quick moonsault. RVD with his moonsault off the ropes for a two count. RVD counters a Twist of Fate and levels Hardy with a big kick. Hardy crotches RVD up top. RVD fights off Hardy, quickly jumps back up and connects with the Five Star Frog Splash to get the win.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Bully Ray trying to get his reaction to what Devon said earlier tonight about his boys not being at ringside tonight. Ray tells Christy to shut up and calls her a weak woman. He begs Devon to bring his kids down tonight so they can live up to Devon’s career of being a co-star like their father. Ray said Devon’s sons were born through their mother’s ass.
A video package runs hyping Brother Ray vs. Devon.
Bully Ray vs. Brother Devon
Bully Ray hangs bang during his entrance. Brother Devon runs down and can’t find Ray. Ray comes running behind and Devon nails him with big right hands as the bell officially rings. Devon tosses Ray into the steel ring barricade. Devon starts choking Ray with one of the camera cables. Devon appears to smash a coke bottle over the head of Ray. Devon with some stiff right hands. Devon tosses a series of weapons into the ring. Devon is holding a kendo stick and hits Ray over the back with it. Ray drops to his knees in pain. Ray with a cheap shot. Devon fires back cracking the kendo stick over the head of Ray. Devon puts Ray’s head inside a steel chair and grabs a chain. Devon’s sons come down the ramp cheering Devon on. Devon tells them to head to the back. Ray is recovering and cracks a steel chair over Devon’s back. Ray spits in the faces of Devon’s sons. Ray puts Devon’s head inside the steel chair and grabs the chain. Devon’s sons get in the ring. Ray pushes them both away. Ray grabs the chain and starts whipping the ring with it at them. Devon with right hands to Ray. Devon with a series of clotheslines and a high back body drop with Ray screaming, “Oh sh*t!” in mid air. One of Devon’s sons hits Ray with a trash can. Both sons hold back the legs of Ray and Devon goes up top connecting with a headbutt to the groin. They push Devon back and start a “GET THE TABLES” chant. All three pull a table out and toss it in the ring. Devon’s sons stay out of the ring and Devon sets up the table. Ray with a low blow to Devon. Ray pulls out handcuffs and handcuffs Devon to the corner turnbuckle. Devon’s son jump in trying to free Devon. Ray with a forearm to the back of one of Devon’s sons. The other son charges at Ray going crazy with forearms. Ray drops him with a big boot. Ray pins one of the sons and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Bully Ray
After the match, Bully Ray pulls the table near Devon in the corner. Ray chases the referee out of the ring. Ray picks up a steel chair and spits in the face of Devon. Ray pulls back his chair to hit Devon, but stops and looks down at his sons. Devon pleads with Ray to stop. Ray looks over at Devon and drops the chair. Ray then grabs one of Devon’s sons and powerbombs him through the table. Devon screams out yelling at Ray, “You son of a bitch! You son of a bitch!” TNA officials run out and cut away at the handcuffs. Devon is cut free and more officials hit the ring to attend to Devon’s son. Medical staff bring out a stretcher and put Devon’s son on it. He puts his other son on his shoulder and heads to the back.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Jeff Jarrett and Karen Jarrett. Jarrett said on March 3rd, love will be in the air and he will beat Kurt Angle tonight. We then shoot to Christy Hemme with Kurt Angle. Angle said all he cares about is winning custody of his kids and it makes him sick to see what Jarrett is doing using them to his advantage.
A video package runs hyping Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle.
Jeff Jarrett w/ Karen Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle
Stipulation here is that if Jarrett wins, Kurt Angle has to walk his ex-wife Karen down the aisle on March 3 in Fayetteville, NC when Jarrett and Karen renew their vows. If Angle wins, he will regain custody of his kids. Lock up and Angle pushes Jarrett into the corner forcing a break. The crowd in Orlando starts a “SLOPPY SECONDS” chant. Angle with a headlock takedown. Jarrett fights to his feet, applies a headlock and Angle quickly breaks free. Angle invites Jarrett to apply another headlock and Angle again breaks free. Another headlock by Jarrett and Angle drops him with a quick back suplex. Angle with a hip toss and snap suplex combo. They brawl to the outside and Karen slaps Kurt. Kurt smiles and then hits Jarrett with some big right hands. Kurt yells at Karen to slap him again and she runs off. Angle tosses Jarrett back in the ring and hits few shoulder blocks in the corner. Angle misses a charge and falls to the outside. Jarrett tosses Angle shoulder first into the barricade, Jarrett throws him back in and drops his body off the back of Angle. Jarrett catches Angle with a big boot from the corner. Angle with an overhead suplex off the top rope when Jarrett was climbing up. Angle and Jarrett exchange right hands. Angle explodes with a series of clotheslines. Angle with one german suplex and a second with a release for a two count. Jarrett catches Angle with a kick to the head. Angle with an ankle lock. Jarrett counters out. Angle with the Angle Slam. Karen is distracting the referee as Angle is going for the pinfall. Jarrett with a low blow and Karen jumps down. Jarrett with The Stroke, hooks the leg and Angle gets a shoulder up after two. Jarrett can’t believe it and starts arguing with the referee. They brawl to the outside and Karen distracts Kurt allowing Jarrett to level him. Steel chair is now in play in the ring. Referee pulls it away from Angle when he tries to use it. Jarrett with a close two count during a rollup. Angle with a T-Bone suplex for a close two count. Jarrett with a Stroke on Angle from the second rope. Angle again gets his shoulder up during a pinfall. Angle with an Ankle Lock on Jarrett. Karen is trying to distract. Jarrett pulls her in the ring. Angle drops down locking it in more. Karen distracts the referee. Jarrett taps out. Angle breaks the hold and gets in Karen’s face. Jarrett decks Angle with a chair with the referee distracted. Cover and Angle again kicks out. Angle attempts a sunset flip on Jarrett, Jarrett keeps his balance, Angle attempts an ankle lock and Jarrett drops over the chest of Angle hooking his legs to get the pinfall.
Winner: Jeff Jarrett
After the match, Kurt Angle took off his wrestling boots and left them in the middle of the ring.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with TNA Champion Mr. Anderson. He talks about how tonight could be full of surprises including Eric Bischoff cronies and how girls go crazy for Jeff Hardy the way they do for Justin Bieber. Anderson said he plans to overcome the odds tonight.
A video package runs hyping Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy.
TNA Championship: Ladder Match
Mr. Anderson (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Jeremy Borash did the ring introductions for the challenger Jeff Hardy and champion Mr. Anderson.
Hardy spit in the face of Anderson as the bell rang. Anderson returned with some big right hands. Anderson chases after Hardy on the outside and sends Hardy into a ladder he brought out that is spray painted green and red. Hardy picks up a ladder and Anderson uses it to push Hardy into the side of the ring. Anderson tosses a ladder inside the ring and Hardy recovers giving Anderson a neckbreaker over part of the ladder. Hardy sets up the ladder, climbs and Anderson immediately pushes it over and drops Hardy with a big swinging neckbreaker. Hardy kicks Anderson into the corner and Hardy follows with his jumping dropkick to the chest of Anderson in the corner. Hardy puts the top part of the ladder in the crotch of Anderson and Hardy dropkicks the ladder sending it with force into the crotch of Anderson. Anderson recovers putting the ladder up against the corner and Anderson gives Hardy a russian leg sweep into the ladder. Taz adds, “Someone is sitting at home probably thinking that is a fake ladder. They don’t have a clue.” Anderson grabs a second ladder and sets it up. Anderson is climbing when Hardy recovers, climbs up the other side and punches Anderson. Hardy with a huge sunset flip on Anderson off the ladder. Hardy plants Anderson with a scoop slam and moves a ladder close to the corner. Hardy climbs up the other side, leap frogs over the top and attempts to drop a leg when Anderson moves out of the way. Hardy with a high back body drop sending Anderson back first on top of a ladder. Hardy places a ladder upside down and goes back to work on Anderson with right hands. Anderson fires back with right hands of his own. Hardy sends Anderson into the ring barricade on the outside. Hardy grabbed the ladder he spray painted, tried to launch it at Anderson, but Anderson blocked it and sent it back in the face of Hardy. Hardy responds sending Anderson shoulder first into the steel steps. Anderson is recovering up against the steel barricade. Hardy pulls the steel steps out a bit, backs up, charges, jumps off the steps and connects with a big side kick to the body of Anderson sending him over the barricade into the crowd. Back in the ring, Anderson is able to give Hardy a suplex over the ladder that was setup upside down. Anderson sets up the ladder, climbs, Hardy with a forearm to the back, pulls him down and hits a Twist of Hate. Hardy brings in a second ladder that he spray painted. Hardy goes to pick up Anderson, but Anderson counters, puts Hardy on his shoulders and drops Hardy over the ladder with his flip dive. Anderson goes for a Swanton Bomb, but ends up catching the back of his head on the ladder. Hardy puts two ladders together. Hardy climbs up one. Anderson climbs up the other. Both are exchanging shots. Hardy drops Anderson’s head off the ladder. Hardy reaches up. Anderson pushed the belt away. The belt is swinging. Both reach up and fall at the same time. It looks like they botched the finish. Hardy sets the ladder back up, climbs up and pulls the belt down.
Winner and NEW TNA Champion: Jeff Hardy
After the match, we see a series of replays leading to the finish.