On Sunday, January 8, 2006 at 7:39 PM EST Full TNA iMPACT! Results – 1/7/06 (taped 1/3)
Taped From: Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Don West
Report by: Ryan Droste of WrestleView.com
-Highlights are shown of last week's Impact to start the show.
-The Impact opening airs.
Team 3D (Brother Ray & Devon) vs. Buck Quartermain & Lex Lovett
They start off just brawling in the ring. Team 3D nails a double team spot. Buck tries to fight back and tags in Lex. Lex runs right into a big fist from Brother Ray. Devon is tagged in. They give him a double flap jack. Devon throws Lex into the corner and nails him with multiple right hands. Lex gets in some right hands and forearms. Lex runs into a shoulder block. Devon then powerslams Buck. Brother Ray throws Buck to the outside. Team 3D then nails the 3D on Lex Lovett. Devon makes the cover to get the pinfall.
Winners: Team 3D
-Brother Ray gets on the mic afterwards. He says they have been the ECW Tag Champs, the WCW Tag Champs, and the WWE Tag Champs 18 times all together. He says at Final Resolution, it will be Team 3D's final destiny, the NWA Tag Titles. He calls them the most prestigious tag titles in the history of the wrestling business. He says he'd give up all 18 title runs just to hold the NWA Tag Titles just once. He says it will seperate them from every other team, including the Road Warriors.
-Tenay and West talk at ringside. Tenay talks about the match at Final Resolution where Sting will team with Christian Cage to take on Jeff Jarrett and Monty Brown. They run down a couple of the other PPV matches.
-Tribute to Sting: Sonjay Dutt talks about Sting. He talks about legions of Sting's fans coming to TNA. He says Sting coming to TNA will just help prove that TNA is the new face of professional wrestling.
-Shane Douglas approaches AMW, Jeff Jarrett, and Team Canada in their locker room. Jarrett says AMW will hold on to the tag belts. Jarrett talks about the so called "tribute to Sting" tonight on Impact. He says Sting has been out of the spotlight for 5 years. He says signing Sting is the last effort of TNA management to get the belt off his shoulder. Jarrett says they will do their own tribute to Sting. Jarrett sends Eric Young to find D'Amore and Monty Brown. D'Amore comes into the scene and says he ran into Jackie Gayda. He has a letter. Jarrett says there is nothing to worry about it. D'Amore says he opened it and read it and he wonders. He says Canada is mentioned more than once. Jarrett plays it off like its nothing, but D'Amore looks concerned.
Apolo & Homicide w/ Konnan vs. The Naturals (Andy Douglas & Chase Stevens)
Konnan gets on the mic before the match. He says there is a new clique in town, and BG drove the stake into the heart of 3LK by bringing in Kip. Apolo and Homicide attack them from behind to start the match. Apolo and Chase face off, while Douglas and Homicide go at in the corner. The Naturals fight back. Konnan gets in the ring and decks the ref. Konnan brings out a foreign object that looks like a sock stuffed with something. He takes out the Naturals with it. Kip and BG James then run out and get into the brawl. BG goes after Konnan, but Apolo and Homicide attack him from behind. Konnan then hits him with the foreign object and they lay into BG. Kip eventually gets in the ring with a chair and Konnan, Homicide, and Apolo bail.
Winners: The Naturals via DQ
-Tribute to Sting: Chris Sabin says his most memorable moment of Sting was Starrcade '97 when Sting came back and defeated Hogan for the WCW title.
-Shane Douglas is backstage at Larry Zbyszko's door. Larry and Jackie Gayda come out. Jackie is pissed and says that she doesn't need to hear this from Larry too. Austin Aries, Roderick Strong, and Alex Shelley walk in to the scene and are mad they are not getting oppurtunities. Larry says they need to make an impact themselves. Jerry Lynn comes in and tells them to worry about their match they have coming up. He says maybe if they started worrying about their matches instead of whining, they'd be on the next PPV.
Bobby Roode w/ Scott D'Amore vs. Ron Killings
Killings quickly rolls up Roode and gets the pinfall right away.
Winner: Ron Killings
-Roode gets on the mic as Killings walks up the ramp. Roode says he wasn't ready. Roode says there is no more 4 Live Kru because he's a low life thug. Killings jumps back in the ring and it's another match.
Bobby Roode vs. Ron Killings #2
Roode nails Killings with forearms. He chokes at Killings with his foot. Roode goes to pick up a hockey stick, and Killings quickly rolls him up from behind and pins him again.
Winner: Ron Killings
-D'Amore gets on the mic and says that's the cheapest crock he's ever seen. The fans chant "one more time." Killings chases D'Amore around the ring, and Roode decks him.
Bobby Roode vs. Ron Killings #3
Roode gives Killings some right hand shots. He throws Killings into the corner and chops him. He takes over Killings with a snap mare and locks on a headlock. Killings fights out and nails multiple right hands before Roode comes back with a knee and right hand. Killings comes off the ropes with a twisting flying forearm. Killings takes Roode down. Killings with a running powerslam. 2 count. Killings ducks a hockey stick shot from D'Amore. Roode nails the Norhtern Lariat from behind on Killings and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Bobby Roode
-Tribute to Sting: AJ Styles his most memorable Sting moment was when he went from the old school Sting to the crow Sting.
-Douglas interviews X Division Champ Samoa Joe backstage. He asks him about his match with Daniels at Final Resolution. Joe says he's asking the wrong person for comments. He says he needs to ask Daniels what he thinks about him, the man that put him in the hospital and made him unable to hold his newborn baby. Joe says he's already beaten and injured him. He says at Final Resolution he will bring a blank canvas (towel) to paint with his blood and end his career. Douglas tries to get his comments on Sting, but Joe walks off.
Austin Aries, Roderick Strong & Alex Shelley vs. Christopher Daniels, AJ Styles & Chris Sabin
All six men make their entrances, and we go directly to a commercial break.
Sabin and Shelley start off. Shelley locks on an armbar but Sabin quickly gets out. They reverse positions ab it before Shelley locks on an armbar again. Sabin comes back with a arm drag and head scissors. Sabin charges into the corner but takes a boot to the face. Shelley with a head scissors out of the corner. Shelley grabs Sabin by the crotch and tags in Roderick Strong. Strong runs into a huracanrana. Daniels is tagged in. He quickly snaps off some scoop slams and tags in Styles. They nail a double hip toss into a slam by Dnaiels. Styles then nails a knee drop. Strong with a jawbreaker. Strong runs right into a drop kick. Aries comes and nails Styles from behind. Strong tags in Shelley. Shelley with a knee to the back of the head. Shelley with a spin kick on Styles. Shelley with a belly to back suplex. Shelley locks on a scissor hold around Styles' neck, and he then drives Styles' head into the mat over and over. Strong is tagged in. Strong with a double underhook suplex. 2 count. Strong tags Shelley back in. Styles fights off all 3 men with right hands. Shelley with a kick to the gut. He slingshots Styles into a drop kick from Strong. Aries then slingshots over the top with a diving headbutt. Shelley and Strong charge into Styles in the corner. Aries then completes the trifecta with a running knee to Styles in the corner. Near fall. Styles with the paylay kick to Aries. Shelley and Daniels are tagged in. Daniels with clotheslines all around. Daniels with a tiltawhirl backbreaker to Shelley. He nails a reverse DDT and Rock Bottom on Shelley and Aries at the same time. Daniels goes for the Angel's Wings on Shelley, but Strong breaks it up. Sabin is tagged in and takes out Aries and Strong with a dual dropkick. Daniels and Sabin nail double suicide dives to the outside on Strong and Aries. They fight on the floor. Strong and Aries double team to drop toe hold Daniels into the ring barrier. Styles takes out Aries before he can nail Daniels with a chair. Sabin goes for the Cradle Shock in the ring on Shelley. Strong breaks it up. Shelley with a springboard, flip Diamond Cutter on Sabin to get the pinfall. Absolutely awesome match, catch the replay Monday night if you missed it.
Winners: Alex Shelley, Austin Aries & Roderick Strong
-Tribute to Sting: Christian says Sting coming to TNA is huge, because Sting is a legend that will give alot of credibility to TNA. It makes a statement that TNA is the future of the business.
-Jeff Jarrett comes out to the ring for his own personal tribute to Sting. Jarrett says 2006 is going to be the year of the Stinger? Jarrett says he's been watching the amateurs try to do a tribute to Sting. He says the fans might call them little Stingers, but people in the business call them Stinger marks. Jarrett says he knows Sting the best, so there is nobody better to do a tribute. He calls out the early years Sting. Eric Young comes out dressed as the surfer Sting, and Jarrett mentions the 45 minute draw match Sting had with Ric Flair on the first Clash of the Champions. Jarrett runs down some of his early year accomplishments. Jarrett says now lets fastforward 10 years, when Sting took a turn for the worse and went to the dark side. Out comes Chris Harris (?) dressed as the Crow Sting. Someone in a yellow birdsuit follows him out. Jarrett calls the bird his mascot, the Crow. Jarrett then says lets fast forward again, this time to 2006. Jarrett says nobody knows what Sting looks like today. Jarrett says the only one that knows is him, because he knows him the best. Out comes Monty Brown dressed up, pushing a stroller. Jarrett calls him the modern day Sting. Brown says on the mic, "All this for me and the little Stinger?" He then babytalks to the baby. Brown says, "That's how we stroll." The lights go out and Christian Cage's theme comes on. Christian comes out. Christian says he has good news and bad news. The bad news is they are embarassing themselves and they look like a bunch of jack offs. The good news is he just saved a ton of money on his car insurance. Brown calls Christian down to the ring if he's so tough. Christian says first, let me get the tables. Team 3D's theme comes on and all three of them charge the ring. A brawl erupts in the ring. They clean house. They then grab the person in the chicken suit. Tenay says it is James Storm. They throw him out of the ring. Abyss comes out from behind and drops all three men. Rhino then runs out and brawls with Abyss. Rhino gives Abyss the Gore. Team 3D, Christian, and Rhino celebrate in the ring as the show ends.