Jan 8, 2012 - by Adam Martin
We see a shot of TNA Champion Bobby Roode arriving earlier this afternoon.
Jeff Hardy is also shown arriving earlier.
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to Genesis. No video package tonight. We go live to the Impact Zone in Orlando where a huge display of pyro goes off above the ring and in the entrance area. Mike Tenay and Taz welcome us to the show. Crowd is hot in Orlando.
Zema Ion is out first to kick off the show. Rap star Rick Ross is at ringside and disses him up close.
TNA X Division Championship
Austin Aries (c) vs. Kid Kash vs. Jesse Sorensen vs. Zema Ion
During Kid Kash’s introduction, Tenay mentioned Kash’s return to TNA and how they placed a weight limit on the X Division now at 205. News to me. Series of rollups early on. Ion with a quick dropkick on Sorensen. Sorensen responds with a snap huricanrana. Aries with a springboard body splash along with a springboard moonsault off the second rope over Sorensen. More pinfall attempts. Kash chest claps Aries out of the ring. Kash launches himself over the top rope taking out Aries. Tower of Doom spot with Kash, Ion and Sorensen. Aries dumps Kash and Sorensen out and then plants Ion with a scoop slam. Ion tosses Aries off the top turnbuckle. Ion with a twisting dive from the top turnbuckle taking out Kash and Aries on the outside. Sorensen with a dive out of no where next on all three men. Kash and Ion exchange chest chops. Kash powerslams Ion into the corner. Kash is sent off the top turnbuckle when Sorensen is sent into the corner. Ion with a 450 Splash on Kash. Ion gets the pinfall.
Kid Kash is eliminated.
Aries with a 450 over Sorensen staring down Ion as he hooks the leg. Sorensen kicks out. Aries can’t believe it. Aries drops Ion. Sorensen takes him out with a high crossbody for a close two count. Sorensen with a float over suplex on Aries. Sorensen with a small package on Ion and gets the pinfall.
Zema Ion is eliminated.
Aries has Sorensen in a small package, but Ion distracts the referee from the ring apron. Sorensen drops Aries with a twisting neckbreaker and Ion is still distracting the referee. When Sorensen goes for the pinfall, Ion jumps down and Sorensen gets a two count. Ion is dropped down sitting up against the ring still. Sorensen catches Aries with a boot to the face when Aries goes for a dropkick in the corner. Ion crotches Sorensen on the top turnbuckle. Aries with a dropkick to the head of Sorensen. Aries with a brainbuster off the top turnbuckle and gets the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA X Division Champion: Austin Aries
After the match, we see a series of replays from the match including all eliminations.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Devon’s sons. They are dressed up like “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero. The Pope shows up and runs down Devon as washed up and old.
A video package runs hyping The Pope vs. Devon.
“The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero w/ Devon’s sons vs. Devon
Devon goes on the attack right away lighting up Pope with a series of right hands. Devon with a big Lou Thesz Press with more right hands. Devon hits the ropes and drops a quick headbutt. Devon goes up top, Pope sends the referee into the ropes and Devon crotches himself. Pope with a quick dropkick to the head of Devon up top. Pope drops Devon over the top rope and pulls his arms out hitting a series of kicks to the chest. Pope with a baseball slide sending Devon flying off the ring apron to the floor. Back in the ring, Pope keeps Devon grounded with a headlock. Pope with two big kicks to the head of Devon near the steel ring post. Pope then calls in Devon’s sons. He tells them to attack their father. One of the sons leans down and Pope pushes him away asking what he is doing. Pope kicks him in the gut and tosses him out of the ring. The other son pushes Pope. Pope drops him with a right hand. Devon shakes the ropes and Warrior’s up. Devon with a back body drop that nearly gets botched. Devon splashes Pope and follows with a jumping clothesline. Devon with a quick powerslam and follows with a flying shoulder block. Pope throws Devon’s legs through the second rope and then drops Devon with a quick neckbreaker. Pope spits down at Devon’s sons who are back up at ringside. Devon with his lifting inverted DDT on Pope and gets the pinfall.
After the match, Devon’s sons get back in the ring and stare down their father. The sons hug Devon.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is hyping the main event when Sting walks up. Velvet Sky runs up and wants to talk with Sting about the position of the Knockouts VP. Sky sells herself to Sting and runs down Madison Rayne. She whispers an idea to Sting tonight involving the TNA Knockouts Championship match tonight. Sting says the crew could never pull that off in a short period of time. Sky says she already had the crew set it up. Sting gives her the okay. Borash then talks with Sting about Jeff Hardy. Sting says Hardy fought back and hard to earn this shot tonight. He thinks Hardy will beat Roode tonight.
Gunner w/ Ric Flair vs. Rob Van Dam
Gunner and RVD lock up right away and Gunner goes for a series of takedowns early on. RVD with a springboard kick to the face. Gunner no sells and is back up right away. RVD with a quick rollup. RVD with another pinfall attempt and then dropkicks Gunner in the knees. Gunner recovers quickly once again. RVD catches Gunner with a side kick to the jaw. Flair helps up Gunner and holds his face saying, “Hey…think. Think.” Gunner rolls back in and he sends RVD into the corner. On the outside, Gunner gives RVD a quick scoop slam over the floor. Gunner exposes the concrete floor ripping up the padding. Referee Earl Hebner yells at Gunner to get back in the ring. RVD then catches Gunner with a dropkick. RVD with a springboard leg drop over Gunner on the ring apron. Gunner crotches RVD on the top turnbuckle. RVD pushes Gunner off and connects with a quick crossbody. RVD jumps off the other turnbuckle and catches Gunner with a single leg kick. RVD with Rolling Thunder. Flair pulls Gunner out of the ring and holds him over the exposed concrete. RVD jumps out and both move causing RVD to crash over the concrete floor. Flair then distracts the referee allowing Gunner to give RVD a DDT over the exposed concrete. Gunner tosses RVD back in the ring and hooks the leg to get the pinfall.
After the match, TNA security and agents hit the ring to attend to Rob Van Dam. EMT officials come down with a stretcher. We see a replay of Gunner giving RVD a DDT over the exposed concrete. Back live, RVD is having a neckbrace put on. Gunner is celebrating what he did on the ramp with Flair.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with a multi-color face painted Jeff Hardy. He calls out for his “creatures to mount up” because he has a World Title to win.
A video package runs hyping Gail Kim vs. Mickie James tonight.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Gail Kim (c) w/ Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James
We see “Velvet’s Touch” at ringside which is a King of the Mountain cage given some pink coloring. Velvet Sky comes out and tells Rayne to get inside the cage. Rayne refuses. Sky throws her in and they lock the door. The cage then starts to raise in the air. The bell rings and Gail Kim goes on the attack on Mickie James. Kim with a flying knee to the back of James. James recovers blowing a kiss to Rayne high above and connects with a dropkick to Kim. Kim then drives James’ face into the mat. Rayne is screaming in the cage above the ring as Kim takes it to James with a series of kicks. James catches Kim with a dropkick when Kim tries to springboard off the corner. James with a series of clotheslines. James face plants Kim and then flips up. James with a side slam on Kim when Kim attempted a full body submission. Kim is sent to the outside and she pushes Sky away from her. James with a snap huricanrana on Kim on the outside. James with a Lou Thesz Press and gets a two count. Rayne then throws brass knucks down, but they bounce out of the ring. The referee sees this and takes it away. Rayne drops down another pair of brass knucks. James intercepts and punches Kim in the face using the knucks. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ and still TNA Knockouts Champion: Gail Kim
After the match, Mickie James shrugs and heads up the ramp with Velvet Sky.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Bully Ray. Ray shoves Borash as he tries introducing him. Borash hypes Ray’s match with Abyss up next with Monster’s Ball stipulations. Ray says he is the king of these kind of matches. “Guys like Mick Foley, guys like Terry Funk – they all bow down to me,” added Ray. He promises to make Abyss crawl back to Immortal when he wins tonight.
A video package runs hyping Abyss vs. Bully Ray.
Monster’s Ball Match
Abyss vs. Bully Ray
Various weapons are surrounding the ring including barbed wire boards, tables, chairs, kendo sticks and more. When the bell rings, Bully Ray bails and tries to delay the start of the match. Both grab steel chairs. Both swing and crack the chairs repeatedly. Ray gets in a kick and cracks the chair over Abyss’ back. Abyss recovers right away with a clothesline. Abyss with a chokeslam. Ray no sells it and is back up with a big boot. Abyss is back up right away and Ray backs off yelling, “Son of a bitch!” Ray grabs his chain and starts swinging it around. Abyss grabs a chair and Ray hits the chain with it. Abyss then kicks Ray in the gut and cracks the chair over his back. Abyss tosses weapons into the ring including a staple gun and cheese grader. Ray starts cracking the chain over the back of Abyss. Ray cracks a trash can over Abyss’ head. Abyss doesn’t flinch and he punches the trash can into the face of Ray. Abyss rolls out and grabs his 2×4 covered in nails – Janice. Ray has a kendo stick and drops it right away yelling, “I’m outta here!” Ray is walking up the ramp when Abyss chases him down. Abyss chases Ray back up the steps onto the ramp. Ray rakes the eyes of Abyss and cracks cookie sheet over his back. Ray then sends Abyss shoulder first into a tell board covered in barbed wire. Ray then sends it into the face of Abyss. Abyss is busted open over his fingers trying to get himself lose from the barbed wire. Abyss’ arm is covered in blood from the first shot. Abyss tosses Ray back in the ring and pulls out two bags from under the ring. Abyss has the cheese grader and low blows Ray with it. Abyss holds it over Ray’s crotch and then slides it out. Ray screams out in pain. Abyss opens one bag and pours thumbtacks over the ring. Abyss calls for a chokeslam. Ray with a low blow to Abyss and screams out, “Oh my balls!” Ray pulls out a table from under the ring and tosses it in the ring. Ray sets up the table and Abyss chokeslams him through it. Abyss covers Ray and only gets a two count when Ray gets a shoulder up. Ray with a Rock Bottom on Abyss over a board covered in barbed wire. Ray pins Abyss and Abyss gets a shoulder up. Ray then sandwiches Abyss using another barbed wire board. Ray goes up to the second rope and connects with a back splash. Ray drapes the arm over Abyss. Abyss gets a shoulder up after two. Ray has the 2×4 with nails. Abyss then gives Ray a chokeslam over the thumbtacks. Orlando crowd starts a “THIS IS AWESOME” chant. Ray grabs the kendo stick and starts hitting Abyss repeatedly with it. Abyss fights to his feet, Ray charges and Abyss catches him with a Black Hole Slam over the barbed wire board. Abyss gets the pinfall.
After the match, Tenay reminds us that per the stipulation, Abyss doesn’t have to re-join Immortal by defeating Bully Ray tonight.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with the TNA Tag Team Champions Matt Morgan and Crimson. Crimson and Morgan promise a win tonight against the team of Samoa Joe and Magnus.
TNA Tag Team Championships
Matt Morgan and Crimson (c’s) vs. Samoa Joe and Magnus
We start with Matt Morgan and Samoa Joe. Joe attempts a series of shoulder blocks and Morgan stays up. The two exchange shots. Joe with a huge kick to the back of the head. Morgan fires back with a huge clothesline. Joe jumps right back up. Tag to Crimson. Tag to Magnus. The two exchange shots in the corner. Crimson with knees to the face followed by a neckbreaker. Tag to Morgan who connects with his elbows to the face in the corner. Tag to Joe who plants Crimson in the corner. Joe with some jabs to Crimson, tag to Magnus, snapmare and Magnus drops an elbow. Magnus works over Crimson on the mat. Tag to Joe who hits a snapmare, kick to the back and knee to the chest. Joe cuts off a Crimson comeback with a back elbow and tags Magnus back in. Magnus with a quick clothesline on Crimson. Tag to Joe who hits a back splash over Crimson. During the match, we see Bully Ray attacking Abyss backstage. Joe works over Crimson in the corner and face washes him with his boot. Crimson then fires back with a big spear. Tag to Magnus who jumps at Morgan, Morgan catches him and connects with a fallaway slam. Morgan takes out Joe as well who charges in. Morgan splashes Magnus and plants him in the middle of the ring. Joe with a flying forearm that takes out Crimson on the outside. Crimson drives Joe face first into the steel steps. In the ring, Magnus counters a chokeslam attempt. Crimson and Morgan then hit a double chokeslam on Magnus. Morgan covers for the win.
Winners and still TNA Tag Team Champions: Matt Morgan and Crimson
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with James Storm. Storm puts his cowboy hat and glasses on JB wanting to turn the tides. Storm interviews JB about “facing” Kurt Angle tonight. He talks about believing how he can beat Angle for the third time tonight.
A video package runs hyping Kurt Angle vs. James Storm.
Kurt Angle vs. James Storm
Storm with a quick shoulder block and hip toss on Angle. Angle dodges a Last Call attempt rolling out of the ring. Storm with a facebuster and neckbreaker combo. Storm with another Last Call attempt and Angle again bails. Storm slingshots himself over the top rope taking out Angle. Back in the ring, Storm with a series of shots to Angle in the corner. Angle with a quick release overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Angle drops an elbow over the chest of Storm over the ring apron. Angle with a quick snap suplex on Storm and then goes into a headlock. Storm fights to his feet, hits the ropes and Angle drops him with a quick back elbow. Angle with a crossface chin lock. Storm fights to his feet driving elbows into Angle. Storm comes off the ropes and catches Angle with a russian leg sweep. Storm with a clothesline, back elbow and a big forearm to drop Angle. Storm with a backcracker on Angle, hooks the leg and Angle barely kicks out after two. Angle with a german suplex on Storm, a second german suplex and then connects with a third releasing out. Angle goes up top and connects with a huge top rope moonsault. Angle hooks the leg and Storm kicks out after two. Storm counters an ankle lock pushing Angle away. Finisher counters between the two. Storm catches Angle with a kick to the shoulder from the ring apron. Angle with the Angle Slam and two count. Storm with knees to the face on Angle and follows with a jumping cutter for another close two count. Storm goes up top. Angle jumps up. Storm bites Angle’s head. Storm connects with a flying elbow and gets another two count. Storm fires up the crowd. Angle pulls the referee in front of him during a Last Call attempt. Angle low blows Storm and then kicks him in the head just as the referee turns around. Angle covers Storm for the win.
Winner: Kurt Angle
After the match, Kurt Angle smiles as the referee holds up his arm on the ramp. We see highlights of the match. Back live, Angle is still smiling holding up his arms at the top of the ramp as a frustrated James Storm looks on.
Backstage, Bully Ray is wiping blood off his hands. He is asked where Abyss is. Ray said he doesn’t know.
A video package runs hyping Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with TNA Champion Bobby Roode. Roode runs down the crowd in Orlando that are behind Jeff Hardy tonight. He says he will do whatever it takes to remain the TNA Champion.
Bobby Roode (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Jeremy Borash handles the ring introductions for the challenger Jeff Hardy and champion Bobby Roode. Lock up and Roode slaps the chest of Hardy. Hardy with a quick shoulder block and arm drag combo on Roode. Hardy with right hands to Roode in the corner. Hardy with an inverted atomic drop, double leg drop over the crotch and then dropkick to the face. Hardy clotheslines Roode over the top rope and then uses the ropes to launch his legs into the chest of Roode. Hardy with a flying clothesline to Roode. Hardy sends Roode’s knee into the steel steps and then pulls the steps back. Hardy tells the crowd to move against the ring barricade and Hardy leaps off catching Roode using his legs. Hardy gets a two count when he rolls Roode back in. Roode crotches Hardy up top. Roode with a backbreaker across the knee that follows with a two count. Hardy is favoring his knee. Roode sends Hardy with force into the corner. Roode keeps Hardy grounded applying a headlock. Roode drives Hardy down head first when he starts to make a comeback. Hardy again tries to break free, but Roode gets Hardy’s arm locked and applies a Crossface. Hardy gets to the bottom rope. Roode with a scoop slam on Hardy near the corner. Roode jumps up on the second rope, mocks Hardy, jumps and Hardy gets his boots up. Hardy with right hands. Hardy with a series of clotheslines and back elbow on Roode. Hardy with a high back body drop and then a kick to the chest. Hardy splashes Roode in the corner. Hardy with a rolling through russian leg sweep and then pins Roode dropping his legs over the legs of Roode. Roode kicks out. Hardy with a jawbreaker. Roode responds with a big spinebuster, hook of the leg and Hardy kicks out. Roode drags Hardy up top. Hardy holds on when Roode attempts a superplex. Hardy tosses Roode off and Roode lands hard on his shoulder. Roode rolls out of the ring. Roode calls for his belt and starts walking up the ramp. Hardy attacks Roode on the ramp. Hardy tosses Roode back in. Roode pushes the referee into Hardy. Roode with a fishermans suplex for a two count. Hardy with Twist of Fate and follows with Whisper in the Wind for a close two count. Roode dodges another Twist of Fate attempt and grabs back his belt near the ramp. Hardy again attacks Roode on the ramp. Roode has the belt in hand as he is tossed back in the ring. Hardy dodges a title shot attempt, the referee tries to remove the belt and Roode rolls up Hardy using the ropes. The referee sees this and refuses to count the pinfall. hardy with a rollup and gets a close two count. Roode calls for a time out. Roode then decks the referee. Hardy with a Twist of Fate on Roode. The referee calls for the bell. Fans boo loudly. The crowd starts a loud “WE WANT STING” chant.
Winner via DQ: Jeff Hardy
Winner and still TNA Champion: Robert Roode
After the match, Jeff Hardy goes up top and hits the Swanton Bomb over Bobby Roode. Hardy grabs the TNA Championship and drops it over Roode. Hardy leaves the ring and slaps a few hands with fans at ringside. The PPV goes off the air with Bobby Roode clutching the TNA Championship as a frustrated Hardy looks on from the top of the ramp.
A promo for TNA Against All Odds on Sunday, February 12 airs.