TNA Impact Wrestling: Genesis 2014 Night 1
Huntsville, AL (Von Braun Center)
January 16, 2014
Commentators: Taz & Mike Tenay
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Genesis in Sweet Home Alabama opens up with Taz and Tenay sitting at ringside. Tenay says tonight’s show is dedicated to Mae Young, who just passed away. Taz puts over Mae Young and says she was one of the toughest in the business and knowing her she’s raising hell in heaven right now. A graphic in honor of Mae Young is shown and then the intro for Genesis airs.
Rockstar Spud is in the ring and he is welcomed by a chorus of boos from the Bama faithful. Spud calls tonight the most “monumental night” in all of wrestling and he’s doing them a favor because nothing monumental ever happens in Huntsville, Alabama. Spud introduces Dixie Carter who walks out to even more boos.
Dixie thanks the fans and she says everyone has seen what it’s like when you cross the boss. She asks if anyone wants to be taken out like Jeff Hardy or AJ Styles. She says that she warned AJ not to mess with her and now he is gone. She says that if he had just gotten in line like everyone else everything would be fine, but the “redneck” in him had to rear its head every time. Dixie says tonight starts a new chapter in TNA and it is about an individual that has earned respect from everyone, Magnus.
Magnus comes out as the fans chant for AJ and he says tonight is the night they can finally say they have left “petty” business firmly in the mirror and can look at a new day. He says that they can call it “the reign of Magnus” which is punctuated by the gold he’s holding. Magnus is wearing both his belt and the belt that AJ had. He says everything in TNA is because of Dixie and she is a champion to everyone so she deserves to have a belt as well. He hands her one of the belts and says she is the “champion of our hearts.”
Dixie says she know she is deserving of such an honor but Magnus was always the true champion in TNA. Dixie says she needs to bring out some people that showed tremendous loyalty to the company. Bro-Mans, Zema Ion, Bobby Roode, Bad Influence, Gail Kim, and Lei’D Tapa come down to the ring so Dixie can thank them. Dixie says they each went above and beyond the call of duty, especially Bobby Roode, last week and she is so proud of them all they will all benefit greatly from what they did. Dixie says tonight is the Genesis of a new TNA but for that to happen they all have to stand tall and united. Dixie says to accomplish that her nephew has to take out the one man that stands in the way of her company being unified, Sting.
EC3 comes out and he before he can say anything the lights go out and Sting’s music hits! Sting appears in one of the balconies in the crowd with a bat pointing down at the heels!
Back from the break Sting asks Dixie if she thinks the future is standing in the ring and she hopes the payoff was worth what they had to do. Sting says there are a bunch of men and women in the locker room that couldn’t be bought off for all the money in the world because they have honor which is something that Dixie can’t comprehend. He says that he had no idea that Dixie could sink this low and it’s really bad when you mess with the wrestlers, but when you mess with wrestlers families like she did with Kurt Angle’s you have cross the line. He calls Magnus a “paper champion” and says he’s never earned anything in this business. He says Main Event Mafia believed in him and saw the future in him, but never thought he would sell out and he says this is a house divided in TNA. He says that a house divided cannot stand so before it comes toppling down on everyone he’s going to do something about it. Sting says “WE” are going to fight tonight and Dixie asks who “we” is because all she sees is Sting.
Several wrestlers from the back walk onto the stage and Sting says tonight they take back what is theirs! James Storm, Sting, Samoa Joe, Joseph Park, Gunner, and ODB storm the ring and the fight is on! Samoa Joe is sporting a new Mohawk. Sting corners EC3 in the ring with his bat and then hits him in the gut with it!
Samoa Joe says they came here tonight to get in a fight and they won’t leave until they get into one. Spud says if he wants to fight then he should be careful what he wishes for because he might just get it. He says they’re going to have a 12-Man Tag right now!
12-Person Tag Team Match
Bro-Mans, Bad Influence, Zema Ion, & Lei’D Tapa vs. Joseph Park, Gunner, James Storm, Samoa Joe, ODB, and Eric Young
The fight breaks out again at ringside! Joe tosses Zema into the ring and destroys him with a Running Back Elbow. Joe beats the hell out of Zema in the corner with jab after jab and then he whips Zema into the opposite corner. Zema springs to the top and dives off with a Flying Cross Body, but Joe simply walks to away and Zema crashes and burns. Joe hits a Running Back Elbow and a Leaping Enziguri to Zema sending him to the floor. Tapa tosses ODB into the ring and then goes for a TKO, but ODB blocks it and hits a series of right hands. ODB then tosses Tapa out to the floor as Storm and Daniels fight into the ring. Storm hits Daniels with a clothesline and then a Hip Toss as Tenay mentions that Huntsville was the site of the very first TNA events in the history of the company which I was in attendance for back in high school. Storm clotheslines Daniels over the top rope but eats a dropkick from Kazarian! Gunner attacks Kaz from behind and whips him into the ropes and Press Slams him over the top to the floor! Gunner follows him out and slams him into the guardrail. In the ring Robbie E whips EY into the corner but he flips over the top to the apron. EY hits Robbie with a shoulder block and then slides through his legs and then hits a Flying Forearm! Jesse hits EY from behind but then hits a Shoulder Block from Park! Park and EY whip Jesse into the ropes and connect with a Double Back Elbow. Park then hits a Splash on Jesse and then EY climbs up top! Robbie shoves EY off the top and then Bro-Mans connect with a Double Flapjack on EY! Zema comes in and hits an Asai Moonsault on the back of EY but ODB comes in and kicks Zema and then hits him with a Fall Away Slam! Tapa runs in and destroys ODB with a Pounce! The back of ODB’s head hit hard on the bottom rope on the way down. Daniels grabs EY and whips him into the ropes and connects with a heel kick for a nearfall. Daniels puts EY in a chinlock but EY breaks it with back elbows. EY tries to get a tag but Daniels holds onto him and slams him into the corner. Daniels whips EY into the opposite corner and then charges at him but EY floats over Daniels and then connects with a Belly-to-Belly Suplex! EY tags in Joe who then hits Daniels with a series of Lariats and then an Atomic Drop followed by the Mafia Kick and Backsplash Senton! 1…2…NO Kaz runs in and tries to break it up with an elbow but Joe moves! Joe then kills Kaz with a Snap Powerslam! Daniels rolls out to the floor and Joe follows with the Elbow Suicida but Daniels moves out of the way and Joe plants Bro-Mans instead! Park teases a dive but Kaz hits him with a dropkick. Park’s lip is busted and he goes into full Abyss mode! Park starts cleaning house on the heels! Park Chokeslams Zema and then hits Kaz with the Black Hole Slam! Park then double clotheslines Gunner and Storm as well! Daniels charges at Joe in the corner but eats a Uranage Suplex and then Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch! Daniels taps!
Winners: Joe, Park, EY, ODB, Gunner, & Storm via submission (Coquina Clutch)
In the back Velvet Sky is talking to Austin Aries about something when Chris Sabin walks up pissed that she is talking to Aries.
Kurt Angle is shown arriving backstage and he’s looking for Dixie Carter.
Chris Sabin and Velvet Sky are in the ring. Sabin says he didn’t want to do this in front of the whole world but Sky is being very, very selfish. He says that he is her boyfriend and he is the X-Division Champion, but he is the X-Division Champion for them together not just himself. He says now she is walking around having secret meetings with Austin Aries and now she has some explaining to do.
Austin Aries comes out and says he has a better title for Sabin than the X-Division Title: “worst boyfriend that ever lived.” Aries says Sabin doesn’t have to worry about him trying to steal his girlfriend but even though is a vegan he wouldn’t mind having a piece of “pigeon pie.” Aries says he was simply explaining to Velvet that she doesn’t have to put up with Sabin’s crap because she’s extremely hot. Sabin says he isn’t going to steal Velvet from him because she proved how much she loves him by doing exactly what he tells her. Aries says that Sabin is using her as his pawn and she needs to be exactly what everyone knows she is… “ONE EXTREMLY HOT PIECE OF…” and Sabin cuts him off and tells him to watch his mouth
Sabin says she is his “piece” and then he slaps her on the ass and winks at her. Aries says if Sabin thinks he is a real man then he should face Aries next week for the X-Division Title with Velvet not at ringside because Sabin can’t win without her. Sabin says that everyone knows that Sabin is greater than Aries so Aries suggests they put Velvet inside a cage at ringside so Sabin can’t force her to do anything. Sky snatches the microphone away from Sabin and says she would do it. She says that she is sick of the mess that Sabin has dragged her into and now it’s time to find out what kind of relationship they really have. She says that she wants a man that will support her not blame her, and next week they will put it to the test. Velvet tells Sabin that if he doesn’t win then she might have to find someone else to spend her time with.
In the back Angle is still looking for Dixie.
Simon Diamond tells a camera man backstage to shoot everything he sees backstage and that it’s very important. Sam Shaw walks by and Simon Diamond tells him that he was very impressive in his match. He tells Shaw not to worry about Christy Hemme with the whole staring at her thing, just worry about his opponent. As Simon walks away Shaw attacks him from behind and beats the hell out of him! He screams at Simon to never mention her name again. Shaw pulls off Simon’s shoe and sniffs it before hitting Simon with it, what the hell?!
EC3 is trying to psyche himself up backstage when Magnus walks in. Magnus says he was once where EC3 was a few years ago but if he believes in himself one day maybe he can be where Magnus is right now. Magnus says he beat Sting at BFG so EC3 should worry about not letting the family down and he would hate to see what happens if he lets the family down.
No DQ Match
Bully Ray vs. Mr. Anderson
Anderson attacks Bully from behind as he was walking down the ramp and slams him into the ring apron!
Back from the break Anderson slams Bully into the announce table and then screams at Taz as he hits Bully again. Bully rolls into the ring and then he whips Bully into the ropes and goes for a backdrop, but Bully stops and kicks Anderson. Bully hits the ropes but runs into a back elbow from Anderson and then a Spinning Neckbreaker! Anderson goes for the Mic Check but Bully blocks it and goes for a clothesline but Bully clotheslines him at the same time. Both men are down now and Bully rolls out to the floor. Bully pulls a chair out from under the ring and Anderson grabs one as well. They both start swinging at each other and bash chairs together like a sword fight and then Anderson hits Bully in the gut with his chair and blasts him in the back with it as well! Anderson swings again but this time Bully moves and then Spears Anderson! Bully grabs his chain and starts hitting Anderson repeatedly with it. He puts the chair on top of Anderson and hits it with the chair! Bully wraps the chain around his arm and then hits an Elbow Drop for a nearfall. Bully picks a chair up and screams at Hebner to count faster. Hebner gets in his face and then Bully goes to hit Anderson with the chair but Anderson slams his chair into Bully’s causing it to hit Bully in the face! 1…2…NO Bully kicks out! Anderson pulls out a spare guardrail from under the ring and slides it in the ring. Anderson goes to hit Bully with it but Bully kicks it into Anderson’s face and then Scoop Slams Anderson on top of it! Bully goes for a Splash but Anderson rolls out of the way and Bully lands on the railing! Anderson climbs up top and goes for the Kenton Bomb, but Ray rolls out of the way! Anderson lands hard on the railing! Bully goes for a clothesline but Anderson catches him with the Mic Check onto the guardrail! 1…2…NO Bully kicks out! Anderson responds to the fans chanting for tables and pulls one out from under the ring! Anderson sets the table up in the ring but eats an elbow from Bully. Bully climbs up top but Anderson punches him in the balls! Anderson then grabs Bully off the top and hits the Green Bay Plunge into the table! 1…2…NO Bully still kicks out! Anderson pulls out a second table and sets it up in the ring. Anderson picks Bully up but eats the Rock Bottom out of nowhere! 1…2…NO Anderson kicks out! Bully grabs a bottle of lighter fluid from under the ring! Bully crazily stares into the camera as he holds the lighter fluid up. Bully says this is for Anderson’s wife and his two bastard children but Anderson catches him with the Mic Check out of nowhere! Anderson goes psycho after hearing Bully say that and grabs the lighter fluid himself! Anderson pours the lighter fluid all over the table and then goes to set it on fire! Bully low blows him from behind and then hits a Piledriver! 1…2…3!
Winner: Bully via pinfall (Piledriver)
Kurt Angle runs into Al Snow backstage and flips a table upside down while grabbing Snow and slamming him against a wall. Snow says he was just doing what he was told last week and Angle screams at him to tell him who told him to do it. Angle punches Snow out!
A pissed off Kurt Angle walks down to the ring and he says that Dixie is the reason he came to TNA 6 years ago, but tonight he wants to talk to her about what she did to him last week. He says that not only did she mess with him but she messed with his family and when you mess with his family it’s too far. Angle says he isn’t going anywhere until she gives him some answers.
Dixie comes out and she says that he has to realize that there is a lot going on in TNA right now and things are changing. Kurt says the Dixie Carter he knew is not here anymore and he asks why she would fake an emergency with his wife and kids. She says she did that to protect him and his family because she knows he would have made a decision he would have regretted. Dixie says she was trying to protect him from himself, but Kurt says he is a twisted, warped person. He asks if she really wanted to screw AJ Styles over that badly. She says that they both know Kurt needs her to look out for him and he would have ended up getting hurt because he isn’t smart enough to make the right decision. She says that she doesn’t want him to end up like Jeff Hardy or AJ Styles. Dixie says it was best for him just like everything she does.
Kurt says he isn’t on her team and he says that he’s going to make sure this doesn’t happen again because after he kicks Bobby Roode’s ass in a Steel Cage Match he’s going to be in Sting’s corner. Dixie says she can’t let Kurt get in the ring in this state of mind because he is a little unstable so she’s decided to postpone the Cage Match for next week, and if he interferes in that match with Sting there will be consequences that could cost him his job. Kurt laughs and says this is way bigger than his job and if she wants to fire him then she needs to do it now. Kurt says he will do what’s right and Dixie says now she’s going to protect him again and tells security to come out and escort Kurt out of the building.
Security comes out but as Kurt is arguing with them Roode clotheslines him from behind! Roode hits the Roode Bomb (TKO)! Security drags Angle out as Roode looks on.
Backstage Madison Rayne says she has been waiting well over a year to get her hands on Gail when Tapa walks up and gets in her face. Madison asks if she is supposed to be afraid of her but then Gail attacks her from behind and says she’s supposed to be afraid of HER! Tapa holds Madison while Gail kicks the hell out of her repeatedly.
Dixie talks to Earl Hebner backstage and she is giving Earl the night off because of the way he acted last week. Earl is pissed that he can’t work the Main Event.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Gail Kim (c) w/Lei’D Tapa vs. Madison Rayne
Gail attacks Madison at the bell and kicks her repeatedly in the ribs. Gail connects with a Running Clothesline for a nearfall and then goes for a Scoop Slam. Madison counters into a splash for a nearfall and then she rolls Gail up for a nearfall. Madison hits the Scissors Stomp and then goes for the Rayne Drop, but Gail blocks it and slams her into the turnbuckles. Gail chokes Madison and then they exchange forearms. Madison gets the advantage with a running forearm and then she goes for a Running Front Kick, but Gail ducks and then hits a roundhouse kick and then puts Madison in a Headscissors. Madison gets to the ropes to break the hold. Gail hits a series of forearms and then goes for an Irish Whip into the corner, but Madison reverses it and charges at Gail. Gail slides through the ropes but Madison catches herself and nails Gail with a shoulder block through the ropes sending Gail out to the floor! Madison tosses Gail back into the ring but as Gail distracts the referee Tapa grabs Madison by the throat! The referee turns around catches her and kicks her out from ringside! Gail grabs Madison’s legs and wraps them around the ring post in the Ring Post Figure Four! Madison gets back in the ring and Gail charges at her but Madison catches her and tosses her way in the air! Madison then hits the Rayne Drop! 1…2…3!
Winner & NEW KO Champ: Madison via pinfall (Rayne Drop)
Backstage Sting takes the microphone away from JB and he says he knows there a lot of men in the back that want to have his back, but tonight it’s all about him finally getting his hands on EC3 alone.
In the back Dixie talks to the American Wolves, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards, and says she is so excited that they are finally here. She calls them “The Wolves” and says that they have quite the following so she is very excited for their “try out match” next week. Davey Richards looks annoyed by the phrase “try out match” and Dixie says that if they are impressive they may even get to talk about a contract. Davey says he thinks they’re past a try out match at this point but Dixie looks confused and says that’s why she brought them in. Eddie Edwards says that they signed their contracts with TNA this morning as Davey laughs. Davey says that “they” told them that she might react like this and then hands her an envelope and says to read what’s in it because that might clear things up. Dixie pulls out the papers and as she reads it she says, “a new TNA investor” and says that her lawyer signed it as she frantically pulls out her phone.
Rockstar Spud is introduced as the Special Referee for the Main Event.
Special Referee: Rockstar Spud
Ethan Carter III vs. “The Icon” Sting
The Bama faithful chant “you’re a douchebag” at Spud. Sting and EC3 lockup with Sting forcing him into the corner until Spud pulls them apart and yells at Sting for “pulling the hair” of EC3. They lockup again and this time EC3 forces Sting into the corner but Sting reverses it and goes for a right hand but Spud blocks his punch. EC3 then slams Sting into the corner and follows up with a Suplex. Sting gets right back up and hits a dropkick on EC3 knocking EC3 out to the floor! Sting slams EC3 into the ring steps and then slams him into the steps again! Sting Vertical Suplexes EC3 on the ramp! Spud begs Sting to take it back in the ring. Sting tosses EC3 back in and then goes for a Stinger Splash but Spud gets in his way. Sting pushes him out of the way and EC3 attacks Sting and beats him down on the mat. EC3 slams Sting into the corner and puts the boots to him. EC3 whips Sting into the opposite corner and charges in with a clothesline followed by a Back Suplex! EC3 taunts Sting and then climbs up top and dives off with an Elbow Drop, but Sting moves out of the way and hits a series of clotheslines! Sting hits the Stinger Splash and then takes his legs out from under him! Sting locks in the Scorpion Death Lock but Spud jumps on Sting’s back to break the hold! Sting spins Spud around causing Spud’s legs to hit EC3 and then he hits the Scorpion Death Drop on EC3! Spud refuses to count but Sting grabs him and pulls him down to the mat and forces him to count, but Magnus comes out and pulls Spud out of the ring! Magnus takes off his jacket revealing a referee’s shirt as EC3 rolls Sting up! Magnus quick counts Sting! 1….2…3!
Winner: EC3 via pinfall (rollup)
Sting grabs a microphone and says he wants to fight him and says he will do ANYTHING to fight him!
Sting says he chose Magnus to join MEM and he believed in him, and he pays him back by spitting in his face. He says that Magnus has disgraced AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, the World Title, the fans, and the business. He says Magnus is a cancer and he needs to be cut out. Sting wants just one shot.
Magnus mockingly says it’s always “just one more shot” for Sting but one more is one too many and he reminds Sting that he lost the right to ever compete for the belt again last year. Magnus says he owes Sting nothing. Sting says he owes himself and asks if he wants to be king of the jungle and be his own man by saying he did something himself with NO aide. Sting says Magnus claims to be a man and Sting says that men wear championships while boys wear belts. Sting asks if Magnus is going to be a man or a little boy.
Magnus says he isn’t going to fall for Sting’s reverse psychology but he will make him a deal. He says that Dixie is thinking about extending Sting’s contract unfortunately but he has a proposition for Sting. A match where if Sting wins he gets the title but if Magnus wins then Sting is DONE! Sting agrees and Magnus says he can’t wait to tear up Sting’s contract and his legacy in the process!
“Final Thoughts” will be up tomorrow morning.
1) Samoa Joe, James Storm, Gunner, Eric Young, ODB, & Joseph Park def. Bad Influence, Bro-Mans, Zema Ion, & Lei’D Tapa
2) No DQ Match: Bully Ray def. Mr. Anderson
3) TNA Knockouts Title: Madison Rayne def. Gail Kim (c) to win the title
4) EC3 def. Sting
Scheduled for Genesis Night 2 Next Week:
– TNA X-Division Title: Chris Sabin (c) vs. Austin Aries w/Velvet Sky in a cage at ringside
– Steel Cage Match: Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode
– World Title #1 Contenders Match: James Storm vs. Gunner
– American Wolves debut match
– Title vs. Career: Magnus (c) vs. Sting
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