4/14 TNA Impact Recap (Hogan’s Law)

Apr 15, 2011 - by Jason Graening

Impact opens with footage of the saga between Mr. Anderson, RVD and Sting that that ended last week with Anderson taking both RVD and Sting out during their match while screwing over Hulk Hogan and Immortal in the process.

Immortal’s music hits as the entire group makes their way towards the ring. Hulk Hogan calls out Mr. Anderson as he comes out and joins Immortal in the ring. Hogan says Anderson continues to spit in the face of authority and is going to make an example out of him. Anderson interrupts and says he will not step in line like the rest of the lemmings in Immortal. Hogan slaps Anderson as the rest of Immortal join in and begin to beat him down.

Hogan says Anderson has disrespected Immortal for the last time and says he might not even make it to Lockdown. Hogan says the two will cross paths again later tonight and take him out on his own time. Bully Ray then steps in and lays Anderson out as the announce team wonders what Immortal has in store for Anderson tonight.

Velvet Sky is seen pounding on a dressing room door and is screaming for Angelina Love to open the door. Winter comes out and tells her that she is resting and wants nothing to do with Velvet. Velvet tells Winter to tell Angelina to come out to the ring so she can give her the receipt she has coming.

Immortal is seen celebrating in the locker room about laying out Anderson as Hulk Hogan says he is done. Eric Bischoff says he just got a call from the network and they want to do a best of three series with Fortune going up against Immortal to see who gets the man advantage in Lethal Lockdown. Hogan doesn’t like it and wants Bischoff to find out who is helping the network call the shots.

Match 1: Crimson vs. Douglas Williams vs. Orlando Jordan vs. Jesse Neal
All of the tag team partners are hanging around the ringside area for the 4-way match. Williams starts off against Neal as they go back and forth in the opening moments until Williams rolls out of the ring and Jordan comes in. Neal quickly takes Jordan down and he rolls out to the floor as Crimson enters and powers Neal around the ring. Neal is able to come back and take Crimson down with a spear as Scott Steiner and Shannon Moore begin to brawl in the ringside area.

Crimson goes out to the floor to check things out and Abyss runs out and levels him from behind. Abyss then puts the guard railing on the floor and chokeslams Crimson on top of it. Back in the ring, Eric Young distracts the referee as the British Invasion tries to double team Jordan but EY stops them. Jordan then hits the Gender Bender on Williams to pick up the pin fall victory. Trainers are out checking on Crimson as Jordan and Young celebrate the victory in the ring.

Bully Ray walks into RVD’s dressing room and says Hulk Hogan is going to give him an offer he can’t refuse. Ray tells RVD that the grass is greener on the other side and to take his advice or he might get the same treatment that Mr. Anderson got earlier tonight.

Match 2: Matt Hardy vs. Kazarian
Ric Flair, Abyss, Bully Ray, Beer Money and Christopher Daniels all come out for this match but Earl Hebner kicks them all out to the back. The bell rings and Kazarian picks up a few quick near falls on Hardy to start things off. Hardy comes back with a neckbreaker and continues to work over Kazarian’s neck as the match goes on. Hardy then hits the Side Effect but Kazarian is able to kick out of the pin attempt. Hardy misses with a moonsault and Kazarian connects with a springboard leg drop and a missile dropkick but Hardy is able to get his foot on the rope. Kazarian heads to the top rope but Hardy shoves Earl Hebner into the ropes and knocks Kazarian down. Hardy then locks in a submission maneuver called the Ice Pick to pick up the submission victory to win the first fall of the best of three series.

Madison Rayne and Tara are seen walking backstage and Madison says she is going to do the right thing and apologize to Mickie James for what they did last week as we head into a commercial break. After the break, we head to the Impact Zone where Madison and Tara are standing in the ring. Madison says she has been thinking about what happened last week and says she should have backed the bike up and ran over Mickie one more time and she should slap Tara for even questioning her.

Madison says that Tara has been becoming too comfortable in her role as of late and reminds her that she is Madison’s bitch. Madison tells Tara that her job is to do what she says and to keep her mouth shut. Tara grabs the microphone from Madison and says she has something to say but they are cut off by Mickie’s music. Mickie says a separated shoulder won’t stop her and promises to put Madison through hell at Lockdown and says she will beat her within an inch of her life inside the steel cage.

Match 3: Jeff Jarrett/D’Angelo Dinero/Hernandez vs. Matt Morgan/Samoa Joe/Kurt Angle
The bell rings and Kurt Angle charges at Jeff Jarrett, who retreats to his corner and tags in Hernandez as we head into a commercial break. We return to the match to see Morgan working over Dinero with a series of elbows but he misses with a Carbon Footprint as he jams his leg in the turnbuckle. Dinero begins to focus on Morgan’s leg as he tags in Hernandez. Hernandez is taken out with a clothesline from Morgan as he makes the tag to Angle.

Angle takes Hernandez out with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex from the top rope that takes out both wrestlers. Jarrett and Joe are tagged in and Joe takes Jarrett down with a snap slam and locks him in an arm bar but it is broken up by the Pope. Joe then shoves Pope in the corner and sets up for the Muscle Buster but Jarrett makes the save and sends Joe out to the floor. Angle then chases Jarrett to the back as Joe locks Hernandez in the rear naked choke but Pope breaks it up. Morgan gets involved and clotheslines Hernandez out to the floor as the Pope uses brass knuckles to knock out Joe and pick up the pin fall victory.

After the match, Hernandez uses the brass knuckles to knock out Morgan as Mexican America and Dinero stand over Joe and Morgan as the announce team hypes the three Lockdown matches that will take place between the six competitors. We then see footage of the Jarrett’s running in the parking lot to their car. Jeff gets in the car but Karen says she forgot her purse. She heads back as Kurt Angle walks out to the parking lot and Jeff leaves his wife behind. Angle then compliments Karen on her choice of a husband.

Immortal’s music hits as Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff head towards the ring. Hogan says they are taking care of business and calls out RVD to join them in the ring. RVD comes out as Hogan tells him not to make the same mistake that Mr. Anderson made. Hogan says he likes RVD’s new attitude and how he takes advantage of the situation presented to him. Sting’s music then hits as he comes out to the ring.

Sting says Hogan is lying and tells RVD the last place he wants to be is with Immortal. Sting says it is an honor to be the TNA World Champion, but he won’t take his eyes off the real problem with Hogan and Bischoff. Sting says RVD will have to make his own choice and try to win the title with or without Immortal as RVD looks over his options before leaving the ring without saying a word.

Bischoff chimes in and says he is not quite the chess player that Hogan is. Bischoff says Hogan is playing Sting at this very moment as Sting answers back by punching Bischoff in the gut and driving him down to the mat with a Scorpion Death Drop. Sting then backs Hogan in the corner and Sting tells him that he will deal with him on his own time before leaving the ring.

Match 4: Abyss vs. James Storm
Storm spits beer in Abyss’ face to get the match started as the match spills out to the floor. Storm sends Abyss into the steel steps as Mike Tenay informs us that the match between Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett at Lockdown will be a best of three match with the first match being a pin fall match, match two being a submission match, and the third fall will be an escape from the cage match.

Back to the action, Storm takes Abyss down with a forearm and picks up a near fall after hitting a cross body block from the top rope. Storm picks up another near fall after hitting a back cracker but Abyss comes back with a chokeslam. Abyss then tries for a Shock Treatment but Storm is able to counter the move, however, Abyss hits Storm with the Black Hole Slam to pick up the pin fall and win the man advantage at Lethal Lockdown. Immortal comes out the celebrate the victory and circle around Storm but they are chased off by Fortune.

Eric Bischoff is seen talking on the phone in the office and tells the person on the other line that he knows a pro is pulling the strings with the network and wants them to be straight forward with them. Bischoff doesn’t get his answer as he is told they will find out in time and is hung up on.

Velvet Sky makes her way towards the ring and wants Angelina Love to come out and defend her actions as of late. Winter’s music hits as Angelina comes out in her trance-like state. Velvet shoves her former partner a few times before Angelina takes her down and hits her a few times before leaving the ring to grab a steel chair. Angelina drives Velvet down to the mat before giving her a DDT onto the chair. Winter shows up on the stage as Angelina leaves the ring and walks up the ramp and the two leave together.

The announce team hypes the Lockdown pay-per-view and run down the lineup. Mr. Anderson is then seen heading to the ring as he faces the Immortal gauntlet and that match is up next.

Match 5: Mr. Anderson vs. Immortal (Gauntlet Match)
Murphy is the first person to face Anderson in this gauntlet match. Murphy takes Anderson down with a clothesline and slams him into the ropes before he begins to work over Anderson’s leg. Anderson, though, springs to his feet and hits the Mic Check to pick up the pin fall over Murphy.

Rob Terry comes in next and Anderson picks up some quick near falls before being laid out by a clothesline. Terry then continues working over Anderson’s leg for a moment before trying to slam Anderson, but it is countered and Anderson hits the Mic Check to put away Terry.

Gunner is the next one to go up against Anderson and continues to work over Anderson’s leg. Anderson fights his way back into the match and connects with a few clotheslines and a neckbreaker to pick up a near fall. Anderson then hits the Mic Check on Gunner to pick up his third victory over Immortal.

Bully Ray comes into the ring and begins pounding on Anderson as he tells him to get up and fight. Ray hangs Anderson up in the corner and continues to wear Anderson down by focusing on his leg. Ray heads to the middle rope but Anderson gets up and slam Ray down to the canvas. Anderson is slow to get to his feet as the two begin to trade blows in the middle of the ring. Ray dumps Anderson out to the floor and Ray shoves Brian Hebner down to the mat.

Ray goes out to the floor and drags Anderson up the ramp before stopping on the stage in the same area where Ray put AJ Styles through the table. Before he can do anything, Hulk Hogan’s music hits as he comes out and tells Ray that he wants to finish the job. Hogan sets up for the powerbomb but Sting comes out with a baseball bat. Abyss comes out and is quickly taken out with a few shots from the bat.

Sting then takes Ray out with the bat as Hogan backs down the ramp. Sting stands over Anderson and points his bat at him before he heads back down the tunnel while bodies are scattered around the stage and we head into the final commercial break.

We join Fortune in their locker room where Robert Roode says they are the heart and soul of TNA and they will take out Immortal at Lethal Lockdown. James Storm steps in and says he let them down and let AJ Styles down for losing. Storm says he was beat but they are still standing and says they will do more than beat Immortal at Lockdown.

RVD is walking in the parking lot but doesn’t say anything even after being asked to give his thoughts. Mr. Anderson says he came to TNA for the World Championship and goes in a rage about it. Sting says his focus is on Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff and he says he is fired up. Sting says it is showtime and it makes him happy to know that Hogan won’t be taking the belt away from him. Hulk Hogan promises Sting a war and says that they will break him in half as Impact comes to a close.

Quick Results
– Orlando Jordan defeated Douglas Williams, Crimson and Jesse Neal by pin fall in a 4-way match.
– Matt Hardy defeated Kazarian by submission.
– Jeff Jarrett/D’Angelo Dinero/Hernandez defeated Matt Morgan/Samoa Joe/Kurt Angle by pin fall.
– Abyss defeated James Storm by pin fall.
– Mr. Anderson vs. Immortal Gauntlet Match went to a no contest.

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