I attended the TNA house show event held at The MCU Park in Brooklyn, NYC last night. The following are results from the show:
The park was pretty well packed, but did not seem to draw the 5-6,000 people that TNA had been touting prior to the event. The ring was setup on home plate and the audience filled the first and third base lines, as seen in the picture I provided. Here are the match results:
-4 Way X-Division Match: Amazing Red vs Jay Lethal vs Homicide vs Brian Kendrick. This was a solid opening match, but a pretty standard X-Division four way bout. A lot of fast paced action. Amazing Red scored the pin, and is now the new number one contender to The X-Division Title.
-Angelina Love vs Madison Rayne in a non title match: Prior to the match, Madison Rayne grabbed the mic and said she doesn't have to defend her title more than once a month, so this is now a non-title match, although it was promoted as a Knockout's title match. Because TNA rarely runs DQ's, they had to make it a title match so that Angelina Love would go over. But I don't see why it would have hurt to have the heel go over in one match, as every baby face went over on the card last night. Made the evening pretty predictable after awhile. Love gets the win via pin after Rayne falls into referee Earl Hebner's lap and he kisses her. Love then hits a face plant. By the way, Hebner was wearing the lame "damn right I did" t-shirt and he was heavily boo'd.
-Jeff Jarrett promo: he put over the 8 year anniversary of TNA, what an accomplishment it was signing guys like Angle and Hardy, said Angle is the best wrestler ever to lace up boots, and then he thanked the fans.
-Kurt Angle vs Desmond Wolfe: This was a very good match which saw Angle win via submission with the ankle lock.
-Footage of the crowd was then shot for impact this Thursday.
-Abyss vs Jeff Hardy in a Monster's Ball Match: Jeff came out after Abyss and played to the crowd a lot before the match. He ran out into the outfield and along the first base line slappoing hands with the fans. Aside from The Dudley's, Hardy was the most enthusiastic with the crowd and seemed genuinely happy to be at the park, Abyss attacked Hardy on the pitcher's mound outside the ring to start things off. Lots of garbage cans and chairs were used. Hardy picked up the win with a top rope sunset flip on Abyss into a power bomb onto thumb tacks. He then hits the swanton for pin.
-Team 3D vs Ink, Inc in a Tables Match: Pre-match saw Brother Ray cut a promo saying 3D has returned home to
NYC, who has the best wrestling fans in the world. Solid match with 3D getting the win via pin fall after they hit the 3D on Jesse Neal through the table.
-Main Event was Rob Van Dam vs AJ Styles for The TNA Title: Styles heeled to the crowd before the match saying he hates NYC and hates Jay-Z (who is from Brooklyn). Lots of heat. Match was good but rather short and saw RVD get the win via pin fall after the 5 star frog splash.