On Friday, April 14, 2006 at 3:43 PM EST Full TNA iMPACT! Results – 4/13/06
Taped From: Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Don West
Report by: Ryan Droste of WrestleView.com
X Title Match
(C) Christopher Daniels vs. Samoa Joe (JOINED IN PROGRESS)
The show starts with Joe and Daniels already going at it. Joe kicks Daniels in the face on the outside. Daniels has been busted open. Highlights are shown of what went on before Impact came on the air. Good way to start the show to keep people tuned in, the action already going. Back to live action now, Joe throws a bloody Daniels into the ring. Joe continues to work over Joe with some kicks to Daniels, who is on the mat. Daniels fights back with some shots to the gut, but Joe kicks him and then bites him on the top of Daniels' bloody head. Daniels fights back with some quicks, but Joe quickly interupts his comeback attempt. Tenay announces Liger will no longer be facing Daniels at Lockdown. Joe rakes at the bloody face of Daniels. Joe with some loud kicks and a knee drop. Joe goes for a cover and gets 2. Joe puts on a face lock. Daniels fights to his feet and breaks it. Daniels comes off the ropes but runs into a high knee from Joe. Tenay and West talk about how Daniels was winning early in the match, but Joe turned the tables and it's been all Joe since. Joe with some right hands and chops in the corner, rapid fire. Daniels lays across the bottom rope beat up. Daniels with some shots to the gut, but Joe quickly kicks him. Joe with more shots in the corner. Joe charges at Daniels in the corner with a clothesline and a kick. Joe rakes his boot across the face of Daniels in the corner. Joe charges into the corner with a knee in the corner. Joe comes charging again, but Daniels catches him and nails a dragon screw leg whip. Daniels charges at Joe in the corner, but Joe catches him and throws him down to the mat. Time for our first commercial break...
Joe still is in control. Joe nails a powerbomb, then turns Daniels over into a modified Boston Crab submission. Joe then puts on a STF, and he then turnes that into a Crippler Crossface. Joe then with a double armbar. Daniels gets a foot on the ropes to break the hold. Joe with more kicks. Daniels blocks a kick and nails two enziguiris. Daniels with a STO. Daniels with a forearm shot and a clothesline. Daniels nails a jawkbreaker using his knees. Daniels off the top with a flying forearm. Daniels with a cover for a 2. Daniels sets Joe up on the top. Daniels climbs up and nails a huracanrana. Daniels with a cover for another 2 count. Joe with an inverted atomic drop followed by a boot to the face. Joe goes for a back splash, but Daniels gets his knees up. Daniels then runs right into a powerslam from Joe. 2 count. Daniels with a sitout slam for a 2 coun. Both men exchanges shots in the middle of the ring. Daniels with an STO. Daniels comes off the top with the Best Moonsault Ever for a 2 count. Daniels fights with Joe in the corner. Both men up top, Joe fights off Daniels and nails the Island Driver from the top for the pinfall. I believe that is the first time Joe has used the Island Driver in TNA. Excellenct, excellent match. Great way to start off their new Thursday timeslot. It's too bad the show isn't longer so we could have seen the entire match (check out tnawrestling.com for the first 4 minutes), but I also did like the way they started the show with a hot match already in progress to keep the UFC viewers tuned in.
Winner & New X Division Champion: Samoa Joe
-Sabu's theme comes on after the match. Joe looks on as the lights are dimmed and Sabu's video plays.
-Jeremy Borash is backstage with Sting. He mentions Sting has challeneged Jeff Jarrett for tonight. Sting talks about the challenge and whether Jarrett has the guts. He says he has heard Jarrett is nervous and has been in the bathroom all night. Sting says we'll find out who his team for Lockdown is later tonight.
-Tenay and West talk from the announcing spot. Tenay builds up Lockdown briefly and then talks with West about what is yet to come on the show. We go to an interview that Tenay conducted earlier this week with Christian....
-Christian talks about how he realized you are giving up privacy when you do a job such as this that is in the public eye. He then talks about hearing about his wife being stalked by Mitchell and Abyss. Christian says he realizes everyone is out to get him since he's the NWA World Champion, but he says his wife never signed on for this. He says the line was crossed and he can't describe how personal that has made this match. Highlights are shown from the feud over the recent weeks every few seconds. Christian says this isn't just another title defense, it's more than that because it is personal. He says his opponents made it personal and he's never wanted to beat someone so bad.
NWA Tag Champs America's Most Wanted (James Storm & Chris Harris) w/ Gail Kim & Jackie Gayda vs. Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother Devon)
Team 3D is now coming out with an American flag because of their feud with Team Canada. It turns into a brawl with all the men in the ring at the beginning. Harris and Storm are thrown into the corner and Devon and Ray both splash into them. AMW is tossed to the outside. Jackie and Gail get in the ring and start fighting. Gail nails her with a slap as Jackie leaves the ring. Now the wrestlers are back in the ring as we go to commercial.
Devon fights back against Harris in the ring briefly, before Harris chokes Devon with tape. Harris takes Devon down with a clothesline. Devon then clotheslines both members of AMW and tags in Ray. Ray cleans house with clotheslines. He tosses them both out of the ring. All 4 men on the outside now brawling with Team 3D. They fight all over the outside. Harris and Devon are fighting in the crowd. Ray and Storm are now as well. It's just punches everywhere with Team 3D on the offense. Devon tosses Harris over to the announce position and nails him with one of the tag title belts. Devon throws Harris into the rail and nails him with punches. Harris gets in a low blow. Devon and Storm are now back by the ring. Ray and Storm in the ring. Storm gets in a kick but then runs into a scoop slam. Ray holds his legs open as Devon goes up top, but Harris pushes him off the top. Harris and Devon fight on the outside. Storm nails Devon with a superkick. Ray tosses Storm over the top to the outside, then turns around into a clothesline from Harris. Ray gets a back elbow in on Harris, then comes off the middle ropes with an elbow drop but misses. Harris gets a garbage can from Storm and nails Ray with it. AMW goes for the Death Sentence, but Ray pushes Harris off the top to the outside. They nail a reverse 3D. Petey Williams comes out and pulls the ref out of the ring. Team 3D yells at Petey from the ring, and they are ambushes from behind by the rest of Team Canada. Team Canada beats the hell out of Team 3D in the ring. Petey gets out a table from under the ring. They set it up in the ring as the ref calls for the bell. Not much of a wrestling match, but it was a good brawl.
Winners: No Contest
-Team Canada continues to work over 3D in the ring. Spike Dudley AKA Matt Hyson runs out for the save. He helps Team 3D clean house. They nail the 3D on A-1 Ralphz through the table.
-The "Global Impact" segment airs, showing highlights from the TNA/UWF show in Martinsville where the NASCAR drivers all got involved in the show.
-A Sting video package airs, recapping the events in TNA the past couple months in regards to him and building up the Lethal Lockdown match at the Lockdown PPV.
-Borash is backstage with Jarrett and his entire crew. Jarrett says he has never backed down from a challenge. He says tonight is no different. He says he is going to teach Sting that he should have never challenged him and should have stayed in California. He says Sting was right in saying tonight was Showtime. He calls over "Showtime" Eric Young and says he is going to give him the oppurtunity of a lifetime, the chance to wrestle Sting tonight. Young looks a little nervous, but the crew all chants his name to pump him up.West mentions this has to be Young's worst nightmare.
Eric Young w/ Scott D'Amore vs. Sting
Young bails out of the ring right away, looking a bit scared. D'Amore tries to pump him up as he nods his head and gets back in the ring. Sting just stands in one place as Young circles him and jumps out of the ring again. D'Amore slaps him and gets back in the ring. Alex Shelley comes out with his camera to film the match. Young hesitates to lock up with Sting. He pushes Sting into the corner but then stands back. Young with some shots and chops. Sting no sells them, flexes, and throws Young out of the ring. Sting slingshots over the top with a cross body taking out Young and Shelley. He throws Young into the guard rail and does the same to Shelley. He goes for the Stinger Splash on Young, but Young moves and Sting crashes into the guard rail.
Young works over Sting with some stomps in the ring. Young chokes him across the middle rope. D'Amore nails Sting with a shot. Young scoop slaps Sting and then nails an elbow drop. A cover for a 2 count. Young with some punches to the head. They exchange punches in the ring. Young rakes the eyes and then throws Sting to the corner. He nails him with some more punches. Young whips him to the other corner and then goes for a Stinger Splash but Sting moves. Sting kicks him, sending Young up in the air and crotching himself on the top rope. Sting with the Stinger Splash, but he mainly takes out D'Amore who tried to block it. Sting nails Shelley on the apron and then hits the Scorpion Death Drop on Young and gets the cover. A very average match, but it was cool seeing Sting wrestle on national television again.
-Shelley attacks Sting after the match from behind. Sting quickly gets him in the Scorpion Death Lock. Jarrett runs out with a guitar. Sting dodges the guitar shot and nails Jarrett with some punches. Sting with a back elbow. Jarrett goes to grab his guitar and Sting grabs his bat. Jarrett swings, but Sting blocks it with his bat. Sting crushes the guitar. AMW runs out, as does Scott Steiner, and they work over Sting. AJ Styles, Rhino and Ron Killings run out for the save as Jarrett and his boys bail. Sting gets on the mic and calls Jarrett and his boys "children" and tells them to get back to their mom and dad. He says Jarrett has his team, and Sting says it is quite obvious that he has his, confirming the men in the ring with him as his team. Sting tells his opponents that they'll see them at Lockdown.
-A music video airs with highlights from tonight's show to close the show. Nice touch.