(Spoilers) TNA iMPACT! Tapings (3 Weeks)

Ryan Clark


Thanks to Alan Wojcik for these results:

Welcome to three hours of LIVE SPOILERS from TNA Wrestling in Orlando, FL. By the end of this three show taping we should have a good idea of the Lockdown PPV matches heading to St. Louis on April 15th. Josh Rich, Mike WG, FL Indy wrestler Kahagas, Sean Waltman and legendary Japanese referee and New Japan official Tiger Hattori were in attendance. Despite being a three show taping things moved pretty well as Dave Penzer and Jeremy Borash kept things busy with raffles and talking about the show. No backstage footage was shown so you have to tune in to find out what was filmed including some sort of sit down between Father James Mitchell and Sting.

Hour one results:

During the entire first hour Bob Backlund worked out by Mike Tenay and Don Westâ<80><99>s location doing stairs on a block placed in front of him. I think all of us were tired for him as he did it during commercials and the cage teardown.

(1) In a preview of the Lockdown Xscape match, Jerry Lynn defeated Alex Shelley, Sonjay Dutt, the Austin Starr, Petey Williams and Shark Boy.

Why write about it, because there was too much going on. So hereâ<80><99>s how the order of elimination went:

**Alex Shelley was eliminated by Shark Boy via pinfall.

**Sonjay Dutt eliminated by Jerry Lynn and the Cradle Piledriver.

** Shark Boy was eliminated by the Austin Starr and the Brainbuster.

** the Austin Starr was eliminated by Petey Williams and the Canadian Destroyer.

Lynn won the match by hitting the floor first but he got leveled by â<80><9c>Fallen Angelâ<80> Christopher Daniels and a baseball bat.

NWA World Heavyweight champion â<80><9c>the Instant Classicâ<80> Christian Cage, â<80><9c>the Phenomenalâ<80> AJ Styles and â<80><9c>Big Poppa Pumpâ<80> Scott Steiner made their way to the ring. They were booed as Cage officially made Steiner the third man for his Lethal Lockdown team. Steiner reminded Cage about the title shot he deserved. He also brought out Abyss as the fourth member of Team Cage. Father James Mitchell was with Abyss but not Mom. Styles asked Cage who the fifth member of the team was; Cage said it was going to be a surprise for later. Cage introduced Tomko as the final member of the Team but Tomko didnâ<80><99>t come to the ring when his music played. Finally Tomko came out carrying a house mic. Cage went to hug Tomko but he was stopped in his tracks as Tomko said he didnâ<80><99>t play second fiddle to anyone and wanted his promised title shot. Tomko said before he joins any team he wanted his title shot TONIGHT. Before Cage could finish his next sentence Kurt Angle, Rhino and Samoa Joe came out to the rampway. Angle said to Tomko that Cage has been a lying asshole about his title shot. Angle said he would promise a shot at Cage if he joined Team Angle. Tomko said he didnâ<80><99>t know who to trust and that brought Jim Cornette to the ringside area. Cornette said there would be match to determine what team Tomko would be part of at Lockdown. Cage tried to talk his way out of it but Tomko said Cornette had a deal.

Mike Tenay and Don West talked to the home fans.

(2) â<80><9c>Tennessee Cowboyâ<80> James Storm (w/â<80><9c>the Pride of Tennesseeâ<80> Jacqueline Moore) defeated â<80><9c>Showtimeâ<80> Eric Young.

Young came out minus the Robert Roode Inc. clan for this encounter and faired well with dropkicks. That ended when Storm backed him to a corner and laid in some punches. The assault continued as Storm used the ropes to blind Young and hit a running boot to the face from the floor onto the ring apron. Young recovered with a discus clothesline and a belly to belly suplex for two. Young blocked the superkick and hit a back suplex but Moore stopped a top rope move and sent Young falling into the ring and right into Stormâ<80><99>s superkick. As soon as the bell rang â<80><9c>Wildcatâ<80> Chris Harris and Gail Kim hit the ring fighting their way to the locker room. Roode and Ms. Brooks came out and lambasted Young for the loss telling Young he had no real friends. Petey Williams proved that wrong when he hit the ring to attack Roode.

Tenay and West talked to the home crowd once more before out main event.

(3) In a match to win Tomkoâ<80><99>s services at Lockdown, Team Angleâ<80><99>s Kurt Angle defeated Team Cageâ<80><99>s Abyss (w/Father James Mitchell).

Tomko sat at ringside during this interesting matchup. Angle got a single leg takedown and went after the left knee of Abyss. Abyss tried to get away but Angle clipped him only to be leveled by Abyss. Angle quickly recovered and got the Ankle Lock but Abyss got to the ropes as Christisn Cage came out to give a pep talk. Angle chased Cage around the ring but forgot Abyssâ<80><99> location and got a boot right in his face. Abyss slammed Angleâ<80><99>s face into both sets of ringsteps before entering the ring once again where he hit a Davey Boy Smith style suplex. Angle escaped a neckvise and traded forearm shots with Abyss before hitting a German suplex. Abyss escaped the Olympic Slam and went for Shock Treatment but Angle countered into an Ankle Lock but Abyss refused to submit even as Earl Hebner had Angle shoved into him. Abyss hit the Black Hole Slam as Rudy Charles slid in for a two count. Abyss wasted time before his attempted chokeslam and it cost him the match as Angle won with a rolling pin. Tomko walked into the ring and decked Angle with the contract. Rhino came out to fight along with AJ Styles and then Samoa Joe. Scott Steiner came from the side of the broadcast table. In the end Team Cage stood tall over the three members of Team Angle.

Hour two results:

In the ring was stuff you would find out on a road construction site for an 8 Mile Street Fight.

(1) In an 8 Mile Street Fight, â<80><9c>War Machineâ<80> Rhino defeated Tomko.

This match began in the backstage area with tons of weapons lining the walls of the Impact Zone. They fought from one side of the building to the other and into the fans who avoided the action as best they could. After the fight in the fans the action came back to ringside where Tomko slammed Rhinoâ<80><99>s head into the ringsteps. Rhino recovered and went under the ring for a garbage can, chairs, a table and a traffic cone. The fight finally entered the ring where Tomko hit Rhino with a trash can lid and a large traffic barrel. Rhino returned fire with a chair shot to Tomkoâ<80><99>s back and a traffic cone to the head. Rhino grabbed a trash can but Tomko kicked into Rhinoâ<80><99>s face. Tomko cleared the ring of the DOT items and went back to work on Rhinoâ<80><99>s back with a trash can. Rhino grabbed the table and set it up in a corner but Tomko fought even as Rhino got a waistlock and drove Tomko into the table. Abyss came out and went to hit Rhino with a chair but missed and decked Tomko who got hit with a GORE!! After the bell Abyss got back in the ring but Kurt Angle came out with Samoa Joe to beat down Abyss. Christian Cage, Scott Steiner and AJ Styles came out to once again have the 5 on 3 advantage. To sum things up â<80><9c>the War Machineâ<80> won the battle but not the war.

During the break Rudy Charles handed off a book to speed read as the climbing continued.

(2) In a non-title match, Voodoo Kin Mafia (Kip and BG James w/Lance Hoyt) defeated NWA World Tag Team champions Latin American Xchange (â<80><9c>Notorious 187â<80> Homicide and Hotstuff Hernandez w/Konnan & Machete) via DQ.

Before the VKM got to the ring Christy Hemme had words with them but was once again was carried off by Hoyt. The LAX fans chanted D-X rejects as Hernandez beat down BG. Homicide tagged in and hit a top rope elbow for two. LAX kept making tags wearing out BG as Kip could only watch. BG finally got a boot into Hernandezâ<80><99>s face and tagged out to Kip who took on the LAX by himself. VKM got rid of Homicide and went for the One and Only but other LAX members hit the ring causing a DQ. Team 3D came out to even the sides and accepted the Lockdown electrified cage match. Ray said after Lockdown 3D would have the belts and LAX would be back in Tijuana selling their momâ<80><99>s for cab fare.

(3) In a submission match, the Austin Starr defeated Senshi.

This was interesting as Backlund stopped reading to watch the match and both men had to remember not to go for a pin. Things left the ring as Starr hit a between the ropes dive into Senshiâ<80><99>s chest. The action came back as Starr went for the Chicken Wing but couldnâ<80><99>t get it locked; instead he hit his rolling elbow drop. Starr locked in what looked like chinlock with a leglace. Starr escaped a Dragon Sleeper but his superplex was blocked but Senshi missed Warriorâ<80><99>s Way. Starr locked in a half crab and while Senshi refused to submit Backlund left his steps and like Arnold Skaaland in December 1983, threw in the towel for Senshi.

TNA managementâ<80><99>s Jim Cornette called a full locker room town meeting in the Impact Zone. It seemed this was a clarification of the Lockdown PPV which is listed at the completion of this report. Cornette actually accused Cage of pulling a Max Bialystock. He declared that whoever wins the pinfall in the Lethal Lockdown match gets the shot at the NWA World Heavyweight title at Sacrifice on May 13th. As the meeting ended the lights went out and came up to find Sting in the ring attacking Team Cage.

Hour three results:

Team Angle came out into the ring to talk. They were sporting Lockdown events shirts (probably available at www.tnawrestling.com ) Sting said he was sorry he didnâ<80><99>t return Kurt Angleâ<80><99>s phone calls and he truly loved TNA Wrestling. Sting wanted Angle to reveal the final member but he refused. Samoa Joe said he was losing faith in Angle about who the fifth person was. Angle said by the end of the hour we would all know who number five is (hopefully not Johnny 5 of Short Circuit fame.)

Between this and the opening match Borash brought out Kevin Nash who said he had a surprise, he was wearing a cup. He was actually out to introduce his protégé â<80><9c>Black Machismoâ<80> Jay Lethal.

(1) In a non-title match, â<80><9c>Black Machismoâ<80> Jay Lethal (w/his hair out of the braids and was in full â<80><9c>Macho Manâ<80> regalia) defeated World X Division champion â<80><9c>the Futureâ<80> Chris Sabin.

Sabin was not impressed by the new look of Lethal. As Sabin laid in some offense Lethal fired back with a rope hot shot and a top rope double ax handle. A second trip up top was stopped by Sabin with a dropkick to the chest for a two count. Sabin got Lethal on the mat and hit a Garvin Stomp like move with a senton for two. Lethal escaped a chinlock but Sabin grabbed the hair and backed Lethal to a corner. Lethal fired back with right hand punches and a short arm elbow before a clothesline for two. Not to be out done Sabin hit a tornado DDT for two. Sabin got in a move but Lethal hit a chain of moves before hitting the top rope elbow and pinning Sabin.

Mike Tenay and Don West ran down the full Lockdown card for the home crowd.

(2) Robert Roode (w/Ms. Brooks) and â<80><9c>Pride of Tennesseeâ<80> Jacqueline Moore defeated Petey Williams and Gail Kim.

Kim didnâ<80><99>t wait for the bell as she attacked Moore on the ring apron while Roode and Williams fought on the floor. Roode got rid of Williams for a moment and hit Kim with a back suplex. Williams returned to the ring to attack Roode with all he had as Kim rolled to the floor to recover. Referee Andrew Thomas looked like he was trying to get Kim to head to the locker room but she charged the ring and Moore. Williams was going for the Canadian Destroyer when James Storm hit the ring to distract Williams. It worked as Williams was rolled up for the pin by Roode. Chris Harris came out to attack Moore and Storm. Eric young came out with a chair which sent Storm and Moore running for the hills. Just when it looked like Roode was next he grabbed the house mic and ordered Young to put the chair down.

The NWA World Tag Team champions Latin American Xchange (â<80><9c>Notorious 187â<80> Homicide and Hotstuff Hernandez w/Konnan on crutches) came out to the ring dragging Brother Runt who had his mouth taped up. By mistake Konnan used the WWE name for 3D as he said LAX was looking for them tonight. They decided to make an example of Brother Runt for all the things the US government has done to Latin people. He decided to use a taser gun on Runt to show what the electrified cage was going to do to a human body. But before that happened Team 3D came out and asked LAX to let Runt go. LAX decided to shoot first and ask questions later, sending many volts into Runtâ<80><99>s body. The TNA medical trainer had to come out and remove the taser tips out of Runtâ<80><99>s body before moving him to the back for what might be additional treatment.

(3) Team Angleâ<80><99>s Samoa Joe defeated Team Cageâ<80><99>s â<80><9c>Phenomenalâ<80> AJ Styles

By winning this Team Angle has the numbers advantage until the Lethal Lockdown cage is lowered on top. Styles new cockiness was on full display during this match even as Joe attacked the legs of the former Triple Crown winner. Just when it looked like Styles was going to hit a dropkick Joe sidestepped and Styles hit canvas. Styles went for a suplex but couldnâ<80><99>t get Joe up; instead Joe hit a face front suplex. Styles fought back and knocked Joe down with a flying forearm to the jaw. Somehow Styles was able to slam Joe and hit a knee drop for two. Styles kept the offense going with shoulder blocks in a corner as Joe fought out but Styles hit a dropkick to Joeâ<80><99>s left knee. Styles followed with a flying forearm into a corner but Joe fought back with punches and elbows and his standing STO in a corner. Joe hit Styles with a series of forearm smashes and a powerslam for two. Styles avoided a corner move and hit a floatover inverted DDT for two. Joe went for a second rope kick but Styles pulled Andrew Thomas in front and it knocked him down. Joe hit a running knee to the corner but Styles escaped the Muscle Buster into a rollup but Joe locked in the Kokina Clutch. The other team members fought around ringside as JEFF JARRETT came out and leveled Styles with a guitar shot heard around the Impact Zone. All the members of Team Angle shook Jarrettâ<80><99>s except for Joe who took some time and Sting who took even longer to trust Jarrett after their storied history. Hell as truly frozen over as the Impact Zone fans cheered Jarrett who has been public enemy number one with the fans since June of 2004 when Impact debuted on Fox Sports Net.

Matches filmed for syndicated TNA Xplosion:

(1) World X Division champion â<80><9c>the Futureâ<80> Chris Sabin defeated Sonjay Dutt

(2) Lance Hoyt defeated Alex Shelley.

(3) Serotonin members Havok and Martyr (AKA â<80><9c>Hotshotâ<80> Johnny Devine, â<80><9c>Maverickâ<80> Matt Bentley w/Kaz AKA Frankie â<80><9c>the future Kazarian) defeated The Naturals (Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas).

Matches announced for TNA Lockdown PPV:

***In a Lethal Lockdown match where whoever wins the pinfall faces the NWA World Heavyweight champion on 5/13, NWA World Heavyweight champion â<80><9c>the Instant Classicâ<80> Christian Cage, â<80><9c>the Phenomenalâ<80> AJ Styles, â<80><9c>Big Poppa Pumpâ<80> Scott Steiner, Abyss (w/Father James Mitchell) and Tomko vs. Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, War Machineâ<80> Rhino, Sting and â<80><9c>King of the Mountainâ<80> Jeff Jarrett.

*** In an electrified cage match, NWA World Tag Team champions Latin American Xchange (â<80><9c>Notorious 187â<80> Homicide and Hotstuff Hernandez w/Konnan & Machete) vs. Team 3D (Ray and Devon)

***Senshi vs. the Austin Starr with Bob Backlund as the referee

***Jerry Lynn vs. â<80><9c>Fallen Angelâ<80> Christopher Daniels

***Gail Kim vs. â<80><9c>Pride of Tennesseeâ<80> Jacqueline Moore

***In an Xscape match, World X Division champion â<80><9c>the Futureâ<80> Chris Sabin vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Jay Lethal vs. Alex Shelley vs shark Boy

***Petey Williams vs. Robert Roode (w/Ms. Brooks and â<80><9c>Showtimeâ<80> Eric Young)

*** In a blindfold match, â<80><9c>Wildcatâ<80> Chris Harris (w/Gail Kim) vs. â<80><9c>Tennessee Cowboyâ<80> James Storm (w/â<80><9c>the Pride of Tennesseeâ<80> Jacqueline Moore)

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