On Friday, April 21, 2006 at 12:02 AM EST Full TNA iMPACT! Results – 4/20/06
Taped From: Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Don West
Report by: Ryan Droste of WrestleView.com
-The iMPACT! opening airs right away to start the show.
-Tenay welcomes us to the show and quickly mentions the matches scheduled for tonight.
Team Canada (Petey Williams, Eric Young, Bobby Roode, A-1 Ralphz) w/ Scott D'Amore vs. Team USA (Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, Alex Shelley)
Shelley demands to start the match, by motioning his teammates out of the ring. Young and Shelley start off. They shake hands. Shelley then tags Lethal in without any wrestling. Young turns around and Lethal grabs him. They exchange positions. Lethal hits a leg lariat and puts on an armbar. he goes to tag Shelley, but Shelley doesn't want in and pretends to stretch his leg so Lethal can't tag him. A Jerry Lynn voice over airs talking about how he has picked Chris Sabin to be the new team captain, taking over his old position. Sabin is now in with Williams. Sabin with a snap mare and a kick to the back. 2 count. Sabin goes to tag Shelley, and he still doesn't want in. Dutt is tagged in. Dutt works over Williams. He comes charging into the corner, but Williams moves and tags in Roode. Dutt takes him down with a drop toe hold and hits a standing senton. Dutt fights off Team Canada, but A1 snatches him and pulls him out of the ring. A1 works over Dutt on the outside as we go to commercial.
Roode works over Dutt in the corner as we come back from commercial. Dutt with a snap mare followed by a snap of the neck. Roode hangs Dutt up upside down in the corner and tags in Williams. He does his standing on the groin as he sings the national anthem. He then stomps at Dutt a bit as Dutt finally falls to the mat. Williams slams him and tags in Young. Young comes off the top with an elbow drop. Young makes the cover for a 2 count. Shelley looks like he is coming in to make the save, but he holds back. Dutt comes back and nails a huracanrana. Shelley is tagged in with a blind tag. Shelley comes in, goes back to make a tag right away but his teammates drop to the floor to make him wrestle. Shelley turns around to A1. A1 nails a couple of shoulder blocks and then a atomic drop. A1 works him over with another shoulder block. Shelley comes back with an enziguiri. Lethal makes the blind tag. He comes in with a couple clotheslines and a drop kick. Lethal with a boot to the face and a leg lariat from the middle rope. He goes for the cover, but ROode makes the save and tosses him to the outside. Dutt comes in and takes out Roode with some kicks and a standing senton. Williams comes in and takes out Dutt with a Russian Legsweep. Sabin comes in and nails a DDT on Williams. Young then throws Sabin out of the ring. He turns around to a drop kick from the top via Jay Lethal. A1 then nails a pump handle slam on Lethal. A1 makes the cover to get the pinfall. Solid opening match.
Winners: Team Canada
-Tenay mentions there is dissention within the ranks of Team USA, talking about Shelley's actions in this match.
-A well done video package building up the Samoa Joe vs. Sabu match airs.
Diamonds in the Rough (Simon Diamond, David Young & Elix Skipper) vs. Rhino, AJ Styles & Ron Killings
It's a brawl at the beginning, with all six men in the ring. Eventually Young and Skipper are tossed outside. Styles and Killings drive to the outside with flips over the top connecting on their opponents on the outside. Rhino with a hip toss on Diamond in the ring. Rhino gets ready to Gore him, but Skipper pulls Diamond out of the ring. Styles is tagged in. Styles and Young. Styles with a couple deep arm drags. He puts on an armbar. Young crotches Styles across the top rope in an awkward loking move. Skipper gets in some cheap shots while the ref is distracted. Skipper with some kicks and a neckbreaker from Young. Skipper is now the legal man. He nails a forearm blow to Styles and tags in Diamond. Diamond with some right hands. Styles gets to his knees and fires some fists back before Diamond kicks him int he gut. Skipper makes the blind tag and Styles tags in Rhino. Rhino with right hands. Skipper fights back with rapid fire forearms. Rhino drops Skipper flat on his face and tags in Killings. Killings takes out Young with a spinning forearm shot. Killings with right hands to Skipper. He nails a leg lariat. Skipper goes for the cover on Skipper, but Diamond makes the save. The match breaks down. Rhino Gores young. Killings and Styles fight with Young and Skipper in the ring. Styles with the pele kick on Young. Killings nails the ax kick on Skipper and makes the cover for the vicotry. Another solid match.
Winners: Rhino, AJ Styles & Ron Killings
-Jeremy Borash is backstage with Larry Zbyszko. He tries to ask Larry about this rumored "new guy" coming in, but Larry will have nothing of it. Larry talks about putting together the biggest PPV in history this Sunday. Referee Slick Johnson comes in. Larry says he's been thinking about that request he made to be senior ref. Slick says he is not interested anymore. He says when the "new guy" comes in, he wants to start with a clean slate. Larry says that's nonsense and those are just rumors. Slick talks about Raven coming back. Larry says Raven is gone thanks to him and he won't be back. Slick gives Larry an envelope the office wanted him to give Larry. Larry is shocked that Slick is "in with the office now." Slick makes a joke about Larry using a "come over" with his hair-do and leaves. Larry goes after him yelling "Slick!"
-NWA World Champion Christian Cage's theme comes on as he makes his way into the arena for a promo. Christian starts off by saying "the peep zone is live tonight, baby!" He asks the crowd if they're ready for Lockdown? Christian says Abyss has made their match more than personal. He talks about him trying to embarass he and his family, but all he did was piss him off and make him want to beat Abyss worse than he's wanted to beat anyone ever before. He says everyone knows Abyss is a monster, but nobody knew that he didn't have a set of balls. Christian says he's not 6'8" or 200+ pounds, but he is the NWA World Heavyweight Champion. He says when he said he'd die inside the cage at Lockdown for the title, he meant it. He says when he chased Abyss with the tire iron, he saw in Abyss' eyes that he was scared. He says Abyss is scared of the fact that Christian isn't scared of him. James Mitchelle interupts Christian on the video screen from the back. Mitchell says Christian is delusional and playing right into their hands. He says he publically humiliated Christian and his wife because they knew Christian would lose control and his focus. He says a champion that loses focus is doomed to lose his title. Mitchell guarantees at Lockdown Abyss will win the World Title. Abyss ambushes Christian from behind during the end of the segment. Abyss goes for the torture rack slam, but Christian slips out and nails some right hands. Christian comes off the ropes, Abyss grabs him and sets up a press slam, but Christian slips out and goes for the Unprettier. Abyss pushes him off and nails the Black Hole Slam. Abyss takes out a steel chain. He wraps it around Christian's neck and chokes him. Abyss lets go and goes over and picks up the NWA Title belt. he pulls up Christian by the chain and holds the title belt in his face. Abyss raises the belt in his hands as security comes in finally to break things up. Abyss fights them off and nails the Shock Treatment torture rack slam on one of them.
NWA World Tag Champs America's Most Wanted (James Storm & Chris Harris) & Jeff Jarrett w/ Gail Kim & Jackie Gayda vs. Team 3D (Brother Ray, Brother Devon & Brother Runt)
Tenay builds up the flag match at Lockdown between Team 3D and Team Canada. Jarrett attacks Runt from behind as we start the match. Jarrett with a whip to the corner. He throws him chest first again into another corner. Runt gets in a couple quick roll-ups for 2 counts. Runt with a shoulder block to the gut and a neckbreaker. 2 count again. Runt goes up top, but Jarrett nails him with a fist crotching him. Jarrett climbs up and goes for a fist, but Runt rakes the eyes and pushes him to the mat. Runt comes off the top with a stomp. Devon and Ray fight off AMW. Amw bails out of the ring. Ray and Devon toss Runt over the top to the outside, taking out all three of their opponents.
Devon throws Harris into the crowd and they fight. Runt is brawling with Jarrett. The match has broken down. Runt and Jarrett now fight into the crowd. Devon continues to work over Harris. Runt rakes the face of Jarrett. Ray suplexes Storm on the entrance ramp. Jarrett works over Runt now in the crowd with an uppercut. He tosses Runt face first across the steel barrier. Ray and Devon continue to work over AMW. Storm nails Ray with a garbage can. Devon chokes Harris with a cable. Jarrett and Runt are now in the ring. Jarrett whips Runt chest first into the corner. Runt ducks a clothesline, and Ray comes in and slams Jarrett. He holds open Jarrett's legs as Devon comes off the top with the "wassup" headbutt to the groin. Ray tells Devon to get the tables. Ray and Devon go outside the ring to get a table, but AMW ambushes them. Ray gets a chair shot to the back. Harris smashes Runt into the turnbuckle. Runt goes for a cross body, but Harris catches him and nails the Catatonic. Devon with a reverse suplex on Harris. Devon turns around into a superkick from Storm. Ray nails a full nelson sit out bomb on Storm. Devon then with some punches to Jarrett. Gail Kim comes in and low blows Ray. She turns around and Runt kicks her in the gut and nails his bulldog out of the corner. Team Canada comes out. Ref Rudy Charles has totally lose control. Roode slams a hockey stick across the back of Runt. Jarrett nails the Stroke on Runt and makes the cover for the pinfall. Not much wrestling in this match, but there wasn't supposed to be. Decent brawling.
Winners: AMW & Jeff Jarrett
-After the match it's a brawl between everyone. Rhino comes out and beats on Jarrett. Abyss comes out and takes out Rhino. I don't even know who all is out there brawling, it's overload now. AJ Styles is out there now along with the rest of "Team Sting." Abyss goes for a choke slam on Rhino, but Christian runs out and brawls with Abyss. Christian clotheslines Abyss over the top to the floor. Rhino works over Jarrett, but then turns around to a clothesline from Scott Steiner. Theres fighting in the ring, ramp, around the outside and in the crowd. Sting runs out and fights in the ring with AMW, Steiner and Jarrett.
-A very good, horror style video package building up the "Lethal Lockdown" match at Lockdown this Sunday airs to close the show.