iMPACT! Results - 10/29/05 (Styles & Dutt vs. Shelley & Strong; more)
Reported by Ryan Droste of WrestleView.com
On Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 12:02 AM EST
Full TNA Impact! Results – 10/29/05 (taped 10/25)
Taped From: Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Don West
Report by: Ryan Droste of WrestleView.com
-Highlights from Bound For Glory air to start the show.
-The iMPACT! opening airs.
-Tenay welcomes us to the show.
Abyss w/ James Mitchell vs. Lance Hoyt
Hoyt starts off with some punches. Lots of right hands from Hoyt. Hoyt runs into a right hand from Abyss. Abyss misses a leg drop. Hoyt clotheslines Abyss out of the ring. Abyss then punches Hoyt from the ring apron and goes to suplex him over to the outside,. but Hoyt counters. Hoyt with a slingshot over the top rope to the outside on Abyss. Hoyt works over Abyss on the outside with more right hands. Abyss reverses a whip and sends Hoyt into the ring barrier. Hoyt then runs into a right hand. Abyss throws Hoyt back into the ring. Tenay announces Abyss will face Sabu at Genesis. Abyss splashes Hoyt in the corner. Abyss with some big right hands. Hoyt tries to fight back. Abyss nails him some more with right hands. They keep exchanging right hands. Abyss grabs Hoyt by the neck and nails a choke slam. Mitchell throws a chair into the ring. The ref tries to take it away. Abyss then turns around and Hoyt kicks the chair into Abyss' face. Hoyt goes for the pin, but Mitchell grabs Hoyts leg and Abyss excapes. Hoyt chases Mitchell around ringside. Hoyt back in the ring. Hoyt with some right hands. Hoyt comes off the ropes and runs right into the Black Hole Slam. Abyss makes the cover and gets the pinfall. Good opening match between two big guys.
-After the match, Mitchell brings the bag of tacks into the ring. Abyss raises them above his head. The lights go out. They come back on and Sabu is in the ring. Sabu has something in his hand. It's barbed wire wrapped around his forearm. Abyss backs off and exits the ring. West says Abyss is scared of the barbed wire. They zoom in on Abyss' face and he looks scared.
-A commercial airs for Thursday's TNA Prime Time special announcing some of the matches like Jarrett vs. Rhino for the World Title and the Ultimate X Match.
--COMMERCIAL BREAK (a new Morphoplex commercial airs featuring Monty Brown. They must have taken Meltzer's advice that they needed a new commercial, because this one didn't look as minor league as the old commercial. I'm still getting Ico-Pro flashbacks, though.)--
-Tenay and West announce the Prime Time special for next Thursday night at 9 PM eastern time. Tenay announces that we've probably never heard a wrestling company make an apology, but TNA apologizes for the malfunctions during the Ultimate X Match at Bound For Glory. Tenay says they are going to make it up to the fans by having a rematch on the Prime Time special. The match will determine the number one contender for the X Title.
-Jarrett's music comes on and he comes out with Larry Zbyszko. Jarrett announces he has gotten Larry to agree for a rematch between he and Rhino for the NWA World Title on the Thursday Prime Time special.
Jerrelle Clark vs. Christopher Daniels
They lock up, and Daniels takes Clark down. Daniels with some rapid fire right hands on the mat and a stomp. Daniels takes Clark down with a back elbow. Daniels goes for a tilt a whirl but Clark reverses it and nails an arm drag and a pair of drop kicks. Clark with a monkey flip out of the corner, but Daniels lands on his feet and takes Clark down with a STO. Daniels with some right forearms in the corner. Daniels with a running knee to the chest. Daniels chokes Clark on the mat with his leg and taunts. Clark with a running huricanrana/head scissors. Clark with some running clotheslines. Clark with a oonsault off the middle rope but misses. Daniels nails the Angel's Wings and gets the pinfall. Another good match, although short. This is where it's really clear TNA needs a longer show, as these two could have had a killer TV match if given more time.
Winner: Christopher Daniels
-Shane Douglas interviews Raven backstage. Douglas talks about him getting denied his title rematch again. Cassidy Riley comes in and says Raven is being played by TNA and he was robbed. Riley says he's smarter all them and knows how to play them all, but he then says maybe Rhino was right and "she has gotten into your head." Raven hits him and walks off.
Alex Shelley & Roderick Strong vs. Sonjay Dutt & X Division Champion AJ Styles
Styles and Shelley start things off. They lock up and break. They lock hands for a test of strength, but Shelley sends Styles down with a kick. Styles nails a high dropkick when Shelley comes off the ropes. Styles tags in Dutt. They double team him and Dutt takes him down with a drop toe hold and Styles nails a knee drop. Dutt with a elbow drop. Near fall. Shelley with a back spin kick and tags in Strong. Near fall. Strong with a loud chop. Dutt with a monkey flop. They have a series of reversals. Dutt with flips all around before nailing a head scissors take down. Very impressive. So impressive that I can't describe it.
Shelley and Dutt are in the ring, Shelley with a scoop slam. Shelley spits at Styles and tags in Strong. Strong with some stomps. D'Amore is out screaming at Tenay and West that Williams is getting screwed over by having a rematch of the Ultimate X Thursday. Strong has a front headlock on Dutt. Dutt fights to his feet. Strong with a huge drop kick to Dutt. Near fall. Dutt fights back. Dutt with a moonsault off the middle rope, but Strong catches him on his shoulders and nails a modified backbreaker. Impressive. Strong splashes Dutt in the corner. Strong misses another splash and Shelley comes in. Dutt with a head scissors on him. Styles is tagged in. Henails the Pay Lay on Shelley. Styles with a modified gut breaker on Strong. Shelley makes the save during the pin. STrong with a modified backbreaker on Styles. Dutt fights with Shelley and nails his punch off the ring walk. Shelley drags Dutt out of the ring. Styles with a huge clothesline on Strong. Styles nails the Styles Clash. Styles makes the pin as Dutt holds Shelley from making the save. This match was given more time than the opening two matches combined, and it was the best match so far, which is no surprise. Excellent match with crowd loving every second of it. ***3/4
Winners: AJ Styles & Sonjay Dutt
-Backstage, 3 Live Kru is with Larry Zbyszko. They want an oppurtunity to finish things with Team Canada. Larry has no problem with them getting a rematch at Genesis. Kip James comes on. Kip is going to be the special guest ref in the match. Konnan has his issues with this. Killings and BG want him to be ref. Konnan says its a brutal idea because he brings chaos to the table. They argue. Kip says he could have beat down Konnan at Bound For Glory but he didn't.
-A very good video package talking about the history of the NWA World Heavyweight Title airs.
-Tenay again hypes up Thursday's show.
NWA World Tag Team Champions America's Most Wanted (James Storm & Chris Harris) w/ Gail Kim vs. 3 Live Kru (BG James & Ron Killings) w/ Konnan
3LK does their usual spiel on the microphone before the match. Killings puts on one of AMW's cowboy hats and mocks them. Killings and Storm start off. Killings with a huricanrana. AMW double team Killings but run into a double drop kick from Killings. Killings with a slingshot flip over the top rope on top of AMW. Back in the ring. Killings and Harris are legal. Harris with a jumping clothesline. Near fall. Storm is tagged in. Storm takes down Killings with an elbow. Harris back in. Harris with a kick. Harris goes for a suplex, but Killings reverses it into a reverse suplex dropping Harris on his face. Both men crawl to their corners and make the tags. BG takes down AMW with right hands. Storm nails BG from behind. Killings comes in and gets thrown to the outside. BG with a series of right hands to Harris. He misses the knee drop. Harris goes for the Catatonic but BG counters. Gail Kim distracts BG and Konnan chases her away. D'Amore comes out with a hockey stick, but Kip James comes out and takes the hockey stick away from him. The hockey stick is tossed to BG. Harris takes it away from him from behind. BG turns around into the super kick from Storm. Storm makes the cover and gets the pinfall. Another solid match.
Winners: America's Most Wanted
-Team 3D are shown arriving backstage.
-Team 3D makes their way to the ring. The crowd chants "We Want Tables." BRD gets on the mic first. He says when they were called to come to TNA, they were ready to come and make an impact and that's exactly what they have done. He says he wants the fans to give a rousing applause and standing ovation to their new favorite tag team, AMW. He says that's because they have done something no other team the past ten years has been able to do to them. But they have made a deadly mistake. They didn't get the job done. They left them for dead, but they didn't kill them. He says they are too tough to die. They heard about the funeral segment they did making fun of them. BRD says they know every single person that was in that funeral home. People like Jeff Jarrett, who he makes a point to say is the ex world champ. People like AMW who are now public enemy number one. BRD announces at Genesis it will be AMW and Jeff Jarrett vs. Team 3D and Rhino. Devon gets on the mic. He says it is time for them to lay their vengeance. Devon says next Thursday on the prime time special, it's time for Team 3D to lay a path of rage on Team Canada. Team Canada's theme comes on. D'Amore says they talk about deadly mistakes. Well, he says Team 3D made a mistake coming into their house. Bobby Roode says as far as Team Canada is concerned, they don't have to wait until Thursday night. They head to the ring. Team 3D gets blindsided from the back by the other members of Team Canada. The numbers are too much for Team 3D to fight them off. 3LK comes out to make the save. It's a big brawl in the ring. They nail a 3D on A-1. The ring has been cleared. D'Amore is alone in the ring with Team 3D. They are about to give him the 3D, but Jarrett and AMW run out and attack Team 3D from behind. The crowd chants for Rhino. Rhino runs out. Rhino and Jarrett fight as Team 3D and AMW do on the other side of the ring as the show goes off the air.
Note: If you didn't see tonight's show, I would strongly suggest catching the replay Monday night. Probably the best show on Spike thus far.