These are the detailed TNA Impact TV notes for Saturday March 18th and March 25th. I am sure we will know some of the key matches leading to the April 23rd Lockdown PPV, the all Six Sides of Steel event. Tonight the fans will get a preview of that PPV as we will see the cage erected tonight. We also got to play a new game called “where are the original members of the Pit” as several of the original members were scattered all over the venue.
Events that will air on the 18th:
“King of the Mountain” Jeff Jarrett and friends made their way to the ring. Jarrett claimed his friends accomplished the impossible; Sting is gone from TNA again. After Final Resolution Sting left on his own terms, last Sunday he left on Jarrett’s terms. Next Jarrett brought out “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner. Scott claimed he has been watching TNA for months and saw who TNA management was hiring. He verbally ran down the recent additions like Rhino, Team 3D, Sting and Christian Cage. Steiner claimed with Sting gone, he was the new face of TNA Wrestling, despite his attitude problem and jail stays. Steiner said he wanted to talk to TNA management about why he was never called. Steiner didn’t remember where in the US he was as he called the fans rednecks.
Jeremy Borash spoke to Larry Zbyszko about Steiner’s comments. Zbyszko said Team 3D and Team Canada would enter the Six Side of Steel on next week’s show. Samoa Joe barged into the interview demanding a rematch for the X Division title. Larry told him he was the next thing in wrestling. He needed to step away from the X Division and he had a special opponent for him at Lockdown, but the feed in the building went off as background noise suggested a fight.
(1) In a Team TNA/US World X Cup qualifier match, Sonjay Dutt defeated “Maverick” Matt Bentley (w/Traci Brooks) and Diamonds in the Rough member “Primetime” Elix Skipper (w/Simon Diamond).
Borash spoke to Team 3D about the announcement of the Six Sides of Steel match. Ray and Devon mocked Team Canada with their own raunchy rendition of the Canadian anthem.
(2) Abyss (w/Father James Mitchell) defeated Cassidy Riley.
Jeremy Borash spoke to Father James Mitchell about the possibility of Abyss facing Christian Cage at Lockdown for the NWA World Heavyweight title. Alex Shelley came over and offered his paparazzi camera for something, Mitchell accepted.
(3) Shark Boy and “Big Wiggle” Norman Smiley defeated LAX members “Notorious 187” Homicide and Machete (w/Konnan).
(4) Ron “the Truth” Killings, “Phenomenal” AJ Styles, “War Machine” Rhino and NWA World X Division champion “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels defeated Alex Shelley, “Prince of Punk” Shannon Moore and NWA World Tag Team champions America Most Wanted (“Tennessee Cowboy” James Storm and “Wildcat” Chris Harris w/Gail Kim).
Jeremy Borash spoke to Team Canada about the Six Side of Steel but the video faded out.
Events that will air on the 25th:
Mike Tenay and Don West spoke on camera. Scott Steiner, Jeff Jarrett and Gail Kim stormed out but not dressed to wrestle.
(1) The match between “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner and “King of the Mountain” Jeff Jarrett and The Naturals (Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas) never really happened as Jarrett and Steiner jumped the Naturals. Steiner beat Douglas with a steel chair so bad that they took Douglas out on a back brace.
Jeremy Borash spoke to Konnan and Homicide about their beat down of Machete. The James Gang interrupted the interview. Bob Armstrong talked about his Marine days and arm wrestling Konnan. Mike Tenay entered the ring for the announcement of Samoa Joe’s opponent at Lockdown. Joe ran down his in ring resume. They rolled footage of his opponent, the “Homicidal, Genocidal, Suicidal SABU!!!! Joe didn’t look too pleased as he watched video on the screen. Borash spoke to Team 3D again about the Six Sides of Steel match.
(2) Team TNA/US members “the Future” Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt defeated The Diamonds in the Rough (Simon Diamond, “Primetime” Elix Skipper and David Young)
Jeremy Borash spoke to Team Canada about the Six Sides of Steel match when Larry Zbyszko came into the conversation. “Slick” Mark Johnson offered his services as the referee for the cage, but Larry Zbyszko told him Rudy Charles would be the referee instead.
After the Xplosion matches they set up the cage and NWA World Heavyweight champion “Captain Charisma” Christian Cage came out to talk and cover for the dead time. He said he didn’t get doctors clearance to wrestle tonight due to his injured ribs. Cage said he didn’t understand Scott Steiner’s comments earlier in the evening, claiming he didn’t speak dumbass. Cage thanked the fans for helping celebrate his World title victory over Jeff Jarrett at Against All Odds. Borash came out and helped toss some “Got Charisma” shirts to the crowd.
(3) Inside the Six Sides of Steel Team 3D (Ray and Devon) vs. Team Canada members “Canadian Enforcer” Bobby Roode and “Showtime” Eric Young (w/Scott D’amore, A1 and Petey Williams)
The following matches were taped for Xplosion:
(1) Samoa Joe defeated New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Puma.
(2) “The Future’ Chris Sabin and Jay Lethal defeated Hotstuff Hernandez and “Notorious 187” Homicide (w/Konnan) vs. when Sabin pinned Hernandez. Guess Hernandez in now part of the LAX.
Announced and speculative matches for the Lockdown PPV:
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