– The TNA promo hits. Following this, a video package runs highlighting the Barbed Wire Massacre Match between Abyss and Sabu.
– A graphic hits the screen welcoming us to Turning Point. We then go live to the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL at Universal Studios. A display of pyro goes off above the ring and in the entrance way.
– Abyss’ music plays right away and we will kick the show off tonight with the Barbed Wire Massacre!
Barbed Wire Massacre Match
Abyss works on Sabu with a few rights near the barbed wire ropes. Abyss backs up, charges, but Sabu gives Abyss a drop toe hold right into the barbed wire! Sabu covers Abyss, but only gets a two count. Abyss fights back with a stiff right on Sabu. Abyss picks up Sabu and gives him a chokeslam right on top of the steel chair. Abyss covers, but only gets a two count on Sabu. James Mitchell then slides in a steel chair covered in barbed wire. Abyss places it on the chest of Sabu. Abyss realizes he can’t spring off the ropes twice, then jumps on Sabu, but Sabu turns the chair and Abyss low blows himself on it. Sabu then nails Abyss with a chair shot with the barbed wire covered chair. Sabu hits him again with it and taunts to the crowd. Abyss rolls to the outside regaining some composure when Sabu sets up a chair and leaps over, taking out Abyss on the outside. Sabu then throws a large piece of plywood covered in barbed wire into the ring. Abyss then grabs Sabu and gives him a front suplex over the top of the barbed wire! Sabu is hanging across the barbed wire grabbing his chest in pain. Sabu pulls himself off with his chest covered in blood. Abyss grabs the plywood piece covered in barbed wire, setting it up in the middle of the ring. Abyss grabs Sabu, gets him into a powerbomb position, but Sabu counters himself off. Abyss attempts a chokeslam, Sabu blocks that. Abyss then catches Sabu for a third time, lifts him up into the air and Sabu comes down chest first on the barbed wire!
Abyss brings another barbed wire filled board into the ring and sets it up in the corner. Abyss tries to irish whip Sabu into the board in the corner filled with barbed wire, but Sabu stops himself and almost hits the referee. Abyss then charges, Sabu moves and Abyss hits the board with force! Abyss backs off from the corner and the barbed wire is literally sticking to him. Sabu kicks Abyss back and he hits the other barbed wire board on his back! Abyss is sandwiched between both boards on the ground! Sabu jumps and lands on top of the board. The referee counts the pinfall…1…2…3.
After the match, Sabu continues to attack Abyss some more, kicking the top board to apply more force. TNA officials and referees hit the ring and cut Abyss free from the barbed wire. James Mitchell also comes into the ring and helps Abyss recover. Abyss rolls out of the ring and Mitchell yells at him a bit.
– Mike Tenay & Don West run down the rest of the card tonight: Monty Brown vs. Christian Cage, AMW vs. Team 3D in a Tables Match, AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe for the X Division Title and Jeff Jarrett vs. Rhino for the NWA World Title.
– Footage was shown from earlier today with Jeff Jarrett and America’s Most Wanted arriving to the Impact Zone. Rhino was also shown arriving to the Impact Zone as well.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with the 4 Live Kru. BG James tells Team Canada that 2006 will be the year of the 4 Live Kru. BG talks about Konnan and Kip James dominating on iMPACT! this past week. Kip agrees. Konnan sends a shoutout and they all head off.
– Backstage, Abyss is shown attending to his wounds as James Mitchell speaks with him. Tenay & West continue to reflect on the Barbed Wire Massacre Match and some highlights are shown of the finish when Abyss became sandwiched betweeen both barbed wire boards.
– We see a live shot of the ring ropes back up on the six-sided ring as we continue the rest of the show. Tenay & West talk about the media coverage TNA got this last week with A.J. Pierzynski involved with TNA. Alex Shelley & Roderick Strong are now making their way to the ring to start up the next tag team match.
Matt Bently & Austin Aries vs. Alex Shelley & Roderick Strong
The referee misses Bently’s tag in from Aries. This allows Shelley and Strong to double-team Aries that results in a two count. Strong applies a headlock. Aries pushes Strong towards the corner. Shelley jumps in and takes out Bently on the ring apron. Strong props Aries up on the top rope. Aries fights back sending Strong off the top. Aries takes out Shelley. Strong comes back, gets Aries up in a powerbomb position, Shelley gets up on the top, jumps and connects with a dropkick off the shoulders of Strong! Aries lets out a “OH SH*T” before this happens. Strong covers Aries, but only gets in a two count. Shelley gets the tag. Shelley and Strong attempt a double-team, but Aries dodges it and tags in Bently. Bently takes out Shelley and Strong a few times. Bently hits a high back body drop on Strong and a front face slam on Shelley. Bently goes up top, jumps and connects with a flying elbow. Bently covers…1…2…Shelley kicks out. Bently takes out Strong with an elbow, but Shelley comes back with a kick to the head. Bently finds a way to counter Shelley up to the top. Shelley pushes Bently off. Strong hits a knee shot to the gut. Shelley leaps off the top and hits a top rope back senton splash on Bently. Shelley covers, but Aries breaks it up. Aries then sends Strong to the outside who almos takes out Shelley’s camera. In the ring, Bently nails Shelley with a superkick. Shelley covers and gets the pinfall.
Winners: Matt Bently & Austin Aries
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with Monty Brown. Brown is talking to a doll that looks like a construction worker, pretending it is Christian and asking if there is a dress code up north. Brown said Christian Cage could never take his spot in TNA. He said Christian is not like the Alpha Male, he will be dominated tonight and that he will feel the Pounce…PERIOD. Jeff Jarrett appears behind Monty Brown and said TNA management could careless if Monty wins tonight because Christian is the new baby of TNA. Jarrett asks him if he is aware of TNA’s big announcement that will change the face of the company in 2006. Brown said as far as he is concerned, that person is him. Jarrett said he doesn’t get it and he was going to find someone who does.
Raven vs. Chris K. (formerly Chris Kanyon)
K retreats up the ramp. Raven follows and grabs K, giving him a big hip toss to the botom of the ramp. Raven is now busted open. Raven throws K back in the ring along with a steel chair. Raven sets up the chair, attempts a drop toe hold, K blocks it, picks up the chair and Raven punches the chair. K has Raven in the corner and looks to use his knee pounce again to the chair. Raven counters that into a powerbomb on K right on top of the steel chair in the middle of the ring. K gets to his feet and Raven connects with the Evenflow DDT. Raven covers K…1…2…3.
After the match, Larry Zbyzsko gets in the ring and tells Raven he is sick of this. Larry begs Raven to sign the release so he can just leave TNA. Raven says no and slaps Larry. Larry goes after Raven and punches him a bit. TNA Security breaks this up as Cassidy Riley hits the ring as well with Raven.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with Team Canada. Douglas brings up that Bobby Roode is gone. Eric Young agrees. Scott D’Amore said not to worry about where Bobby is. D’Amore then slaps Young who questions where Roode is. Jeff Jarrett walks up and Bobby Roode appears near him. Jarrett asks D’Amore what TNA’s big announcement is and how they want to take the NWA World Title away from him. Roode tells Jarrett there is nothing to worry about tonight. D’Amore tells Team Canada to get the job done tonight against 4 Live Kru.
Eight Man Tag Team Match
Kip gets the tag and he takes out Williams, Roode, Young and A-1. Kip gives Young a big jackhammer, covers, but Team Canada breaks it up. All eight men are in the ring brawling now. Some get tossed out. Konnan takes out Young with a clothesline. Kip hits a big fameasser on Roode. Konnan gets a chair from D’Amore. He looks to hit Roode with it when Konnan nails Kip with the steel chair! Roode backs up not sure what is going on. Konnan tells Roode to pin him. Roode drops down, pins Kip and gets the pinfall.
Winners: Team Canada
After the match, BG James and Ron “The Truth” Killings hit the ring and confront Konnan. They question what he just did to Kip James. Konnan argues with both. When BG attempts to Kip on the ground, Konnan nails him with a steel chair shot! Killings has a surprised look on his face. Konnan hugs Killings and tells him to leave with him. Killings stares down Konnan as he leaves up the ramp.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with The Diamonds in the Rough. Simon Diamond mentions how this match has garnered more publicity than any other match in TNA history. Diamond warns Bobby Heenan to not step into their business tonight.
– Footage is shown of A.J. Pierzynski on iMPACT! and the media coverage it got this past week. A video package airs of the events this past week on iMPACT! between The Diamonds in the Rough and A.J. Pierzynski, Dale Torborg and Bobby Heenan.
– Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is introduced back to the announcer’s table along with Mike Tenay and Don West. Heenan gets a standing ovation from the crowd in Orlando.
Dutt fires back with a big huricanranna on Young. Torborg then hits the ring and he takes out Diamond with a big chokeslam! When he covers, it ges broken up. Skipper has Dutt in a hold. Sabin grabs Dutt, flips him back and Dutt hits a reverse DDT! Sabin then hits a big jumping dropkick to the face on Young in the corner! Sabin and Dutt then fly out of the ring and take out Skipper and Young on the outside. In the ring, Torborg approaches Diamond. Diamond low blows Torborg! Diamond then grabs a baseball protector and he nails Torborg with it. A.J. Pierzynski tries to prevent this and the referee gets near him. Bobby Heenan jumps up and backs the referee off. A.J. Pierzynski then gets a baseball diamond handed to him from Johnny Damon in the crowd. A.J. Pierzynski gets back in the ring and nails Simon Diamond with it. This finishes with Sabin hitting the Cradle Shock on Diamond and Dutt hitting a Hindu Press off the top rope and getting the pinfall on Diamond for the win!
Winners: Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt & Dale Torborg
After the match, Sabin and Dutt present some TNA Championship rings to A.J. Pierzynski, Dale Torborg and Bobby Heenan.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with Christian Cage. He asks Douglas if he can hear the Christian Coalition chanting his name. We hear audio of the crowd doing so. Christian said the time for talk is over and that he can take his Christian doll home and asks it questions like, how can I be as cool as Christian? Christian said tonight, The Alpha Male will get served, because that is how I roll.
– A video package runs highlighting the feud between Monty Brown and Christian Cage. That match is up next.
Christian Cage vs. Monty Brown
Back in the ring, Brown lifts Christian up in the air and Christian comes back down hard chest first. Brown nails Christian in the head with a few forearms, covers, but only gets a two count. Brown takes down Christian with a stiff elbow as Christian came off the ropes. Brown attempts a T-Bone Suplex, but Christian fights back with some stiff elbow shots. Brown then comes back with a big overhead belly-to-belly suplex, covers, but only gets a two count. Christian fights back with a few rights, but Brown hits a big charge on Christian in the corner. The crowd in Orlando starts a loud “ALPHA FEMALE” chant. Brown then grabs Christian and sends him into the corner with force. Brown leaves the ring and wraps the body of Christian around the steel post. Brown puts Christian on his shoulder, but Christian counters pushing off and sending Brown face first into the other steel post. Both men are down on the ground on the outside. Both men get back in the ring. Christian nails Brown with a few lefts and rights. Christian takes out Brown with two big forearm shots and some rights to follow up. Christian adds in some more rights in the corner on Brown. Brown fires back, launching Christian into the corner. Brown props Christian up on the top rope. Christian gets in a kick to the face on Brown. Brown counters a tornado DDT by Christian, putting Christian back up. Christian then counters that and finally hits the tornado DDT!
Christian then gets a quick roll-up on Brown for a two count. Christian goes up to the top rope, Brown jumps up with Christian grabbing him in a bearhug. Christian then bites the head of Christian. Christian hits a big frog splash, covers…1…2…Brown powers out and Christian lands on top of the referee! Christian attempts another swinging punch, but Brown catches Christian sideways, flips him up and hits a big powerbomb! Brown covers…1…2…Christian kicks out. A frustrated Brown gets in the face of the referee. Brown applies a full nelson on Christian, moves towards the exposed turnbuckle, but Christian slides out and Brown hits the exposed turnbuckle face first! Christian then hits the Unprettier on Brown, covers and gets the pinfall!
Winner: Christian Cage
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with Team 3D. Brother Ray smacks a table that has “3D” spraypainted on it. He brings up that Team 3D was in Japan representing TNA. Ray brings up that there new goal in TNA is to capture the NWA World Tag Team Titles and Ray promises AMW will taste table tonight. Brother Devon follows that up with an “Oh my brother…TESTIFY!”
– A video package runs highlighting the feud between America’s Most Wanted and Team 3D leading up to the Tables Match tonight.
Tables Match – Non-Title
On the outside of the ring, Storm brawls with Ray. Ray chops Storm with huge force! In the ring, Harris sets up the table in the middle of the ring. Harris puts Devon on top of the table, goes up to the top, but Ray comes in and chops Harris. Ray gives Harris a big superplex from the top, but Storm moves the table so Harris doesn’t go through it. Storm nails Ray with some hard rights when he stands up, but Ray once again chops Storm with force. On the outside, Devon is setting up another table with Harris clotheslines him with force. Storm continues to hit Ray with rights in the ring as Harris and Devon brawl on the outside. In the ring, Ray launches Storm over the top rope and Storm takes out both Harris and Devon. The men recover and Ray picks up Storm, chopping him yet again with loud force! Ray throws Storm in the ring, chops him again on the corner, puts Storm on top of the table, but Storm stands up and gives Ray a huricanranna off the top rope. Before this takes place, Devon moves the table just in time. When Storm hits that on Ray, he takes out Devon with a quick superkick. AMW position the table and look to hit the 3D on Devon, but Devon stops himself from being launched by Storm and Harris hits his back hard on the mat. Harris leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair. In the ring, Ray and Devon hit the Death Sentence on Storm through the table! James Storm has been eliminated.
Chris Harris, who is still in the match, hits the ring and takes out both Ray and Devon with steel chair shots. Harris has nails Devon on the ramp and drags him up to the top area where another table is already set up. Harris taunts at the crowd, gets Devon in a suplex position, but Devon blocks it. Devon counters, Ray runs up to the top of the ramp, Devon lifts up Harris and they hit the 3D right through the table. Chris Harris is eliminated and Team 3D wins.
Winners: Team 3D
After the match, the crowd in Orlando chants “3D” loudly as Brother Ray and Brother Devon celebrate the win over the NWA World Tag Team Champions America’s Most Wanted.
– A video package runs highlighting the recent events between AJ Styles and Samoa Joe leading up to the X Division Title Match tonight at Turning Point.
– We are back live and TNA officials are attending to James Storm. It appears he suffered some type of a neck injury following the spot where he was eliminated earlier by Team 3D. Storm is eventually taken out of the ring and taken to the back.
X Division Championship Match
In the ring, Joe hits AJ with a few boots. Joe then hits another big boot to AJ’s face followed by a big knee drop to the head! When AJ gets up, Joe chops him into the corner. AJ fights back with a few kicks, but Joe hits a huge kick to AJ’s chest. AJ gasps for air as he stands up. AJ gets thrown up on the mat and lands face first, grabbing his chest in pain. Joe then hits a big back senton splash on AJ, covers, but AJ noly kicks out after two. AJ fights back to his feet nailing Joe with a few elbows to the gut. Joe hits a big kick charge on AJ in the corner. AJ bounces off and appears to be dazed from it. Joe then does a face wash on AJ. AJ then grabs the boot of Joe to block anymore. Joe sends AJ back down to the corner and Joe this time hits a huge running boot to the face with even more force! The crowd goes nuts in Orlando starting a loud “JOE” chant. Joe gets back up, kicking AJ around the ring. Joe chops AJ in the corner, AJ gets sent to the ring apron, tries to get back in, but Joe kicks him. Joe gets in a few forearm shots on AJ. Joe grabs AJ, but AJ props up and hits a big Pele Kick! AJ springboards off the top rope, but Joe catches him and hits a big powerbomb! Joe then rolls that over into a Boston Crab. AJ does get the bottom rope, but Joe pulls AJ back out and applies even more pressure by sitting on the back of AJ still applying the Boston Crab. AJ counters out of that kicking Joe in the face a few times, causing Joe to break it.
When Joe charges at AJ in the corner, AJ sends Joe over the top rope to the outside. Joe is recovering on the outside near the ring apron. AJ then charges and hits a moonsault from the ring, over the top rope, taking out Joe! That has to be seen to believe! AJ puts Joe back in the ring. AJ gets up on the top rope, jumps and connects with a forearm to the back of the head. AJ covers Joe, but only gets a two count. Joe attempts a release german suplex, but AJ lands on his feet. AJ then springboards off the ropes and hits a big inverted DDT on Joe! AJ covers…1…2…Joe kicks out. Joe then fights back with a huge powerslam on AJ. Joe hooks the leg, but AJ gets a shoulder up after two. The crowd in Orlando starts a loud “THIS IS AWESOME” chant. Joe kicks AJ a few times in the gut and AJ challenges him. AJ now dodges a few kicks and punches. Joe gets AJ in the corner and AJ can’t dodge the forearms. AJ responds with a few kicks followed by a last big spin kick. The mouth of AJ is now busted open. AJ gets Joe ready for the Styles Clash. Joe won’t allow it. AJ pulls Joe away, kicks him in the head, brings him back and AJ hits a powerbomb on Joe! The crowd can’t believe it. AJ covers Joe…1…2…kick out. AJ then kicks Joe in the chest followed by a few forearms. Joe fights back with a clothesline, absolutely leveling AJ in the middle of the ring. Joe covers AJ, but AJ kicks out right after one! Joe can’t believe it. Joe hits a big underhook powerbomb suplex, but AJ once again kicks out after one! Joe looks at AJ in amazement.
Winner & NEW X Division Champion: Samoa Joe
After the match, Samoa Joe celebrates with the X Division Title. Joe looks down at AJ Styles and picks him up by his arm. Joe looks to give a “thank you” gesture to AJ. Joe raises the X Title in the air, but then nails AJ with it taking him out. TNA Security hits the ring and Joe takes them out as well. Joe leaves the ring and throws a steel chair inside. Joe puts the steel chair near the corner, grabs AJ, puts him up on the top rope, but the music of Christopher Daniels plays. As Joe looks to hit the Muscle Buster, he sees Daniels coming down the ramp and throws AJ away. Daniels attacks Joe and they brawl a bit around the ring. Joe somehow fights back taking out Daniels until more TNA Security hits the ring to break it up. Joe heads up the ramp with the X Title over his shoulder.
– A promo for the Final Resolution PPV next month on January 15 is shown.
– A video package runs highlighting the feud between Jeff Jarrett and Rhino leading up to the NWA World Heavyweight Title Match tonight at Turning Point.
– Backstage, Shane Douglas is with Rhino before his NWA World Title match with Jeff Jarrett. Rhino said ever since he came to TNA, he put his life on track. He said he clawed his way to the NWA World Title and that “skank” Gail Kim and those “two cowboy bitches” stole it away from him. Rhino said he is coming at Jarrett tonight with full speed and that he will destroy him with the Gore! Gore! Gore!
NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Rhino brings Jarrett to the ringside area, grabs a steel chair and nails Jarrett with it. Rhino drives the steel chair into the gut of Jarrett and then onto the back as well. Rhino brings Jarrett to the opposite side of the Impact Zone, clears a table and sets it up near Jarrett. Rhino puts Jarrett on top, gets high, but Jarrett gets off and nails Rhino. Jarrett then climbs a scaffold and Rhino follows. Both are brawling on the bottom deck of the scaffold. Jarrett grabs a steel chair that was at the top and he nails Rhino with it, causing Rhino to fall off and crash through the table! Jarrett taunts, climbs back down, grabs Rhino and slams him into the barricade near the ring. Rhino follows that up right away with a suplex on the heel entrance ramp. Rhino kicks Jarrett on the ground and then leaves the camera sight. Rhino then appears sliding a table from the back onto the top of the ramp. Rhino puts the table against the opening of the heel tunnel. Jarrett stands up near the table, Rhino charges, Rhino connects with the Gore, but the table simply falls backwards and doesn’t completely break. They show a replay of this from the camera shot inside the tunnel. Jeremy Borash then announces on the house mic that if neither Jarrett or Rhino come back to the ring by the count of 10, the match will be finished. As Rhino heads down, Team Canada appears and they take out Rhino. Team Canada then takes Jarrett and throw him inside the ring. The referee gets to 8 and Rhino comes running down getting in the ring.
Rhino takes out some members of Team Canada from the ring along with Jeff Jarrett. Rhino hits a shoulder charge on Jarrett in the corner. Rhino throws Petey Williams and Eric Young over the top rope to the outside. In the ring, Rhino hits a quick spinebuster on Jarrett, covers, but only gets a two count. When Rhino goes up to the top rope, Petey Williams appears and trips him up. The referee sees this and sends Williams to the back. When this takes place, Jarrett comes up with Rhino and hits a quick superplex. Jarrett covers Rhino, but Rhino noly kicks out after two. Rhino then fights back stunning Jarrett with a modified death valley driver, covers, but a bloody Jarrett once again gets a shoulder up. Rhino then sends Jarrett into the corner. Jarrett stops almost hitting the referee. Rhino then charges, Jarrett moves and Rhino gives the referee the Gore in the corner. Jarrett then attempts The Stroke, but Rhino counters and hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Rhino backs up in the corner as Jarrett stands up. When Jarrett is up near the corner, Bobby Roode hits the ring and he goes after Rhino. Rhino takes him out and then gives A-1 a Gore when he hits the ring. This allows Roode to then nail Rhino with the northern lariat. Roode leaves the ring, Jarrett covers Rhino…1…2…Rhino gets a shoulder up! Jarrett then leaves the ring, grabs his guitar, goes up to the top, but Rhino punches him down to the ring apron. Jarrett then smashes the guitar over the head of Rhino, flips down, covers Rhino…1…2…Rhino kicks out again! Jackie Gayda then appears walking down the ramp yelling at Jarrett. Gayda slaps Jarrett from the ring apron. Rhino hits the Gore on Jarrett. Rhino covers…1…2…Jarrett kicks out! Rhino then sets up two steel chairs in the ring facing each other. TNA Security takes Jackie Gayda to the back. Rhino brings Jarrett to the corner. Rhino gets Jarrett ready for what looks to be a piledriver, but Scott D’Amore runs down and nails Rhino with a hockey stick. Jarrett then nails Rhino with The Stroke on both steel chairs. Jarrett throws the steel chairs out of the ring, covers Rhino…1…2…3.
Winner & STILL NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Jarrett
After the match, Jeff Jarrett celebrates with the NWA World Title in hand along with Team Canada’s Scott D’Amore. All of a sudden, the lights go out in the Impact Zone. We then see images of a scorpion hit the screen and on the screens in the Impact Zone. Two spotlights then shine on a steel chair in the middle of the ring with a leather jacket, boots and black baseball bat. Mike Tenay said that is a message being sent from Sting. Both Jeff Jarrett and Scott D’Amore stare at the clothes with concerned looks on their faces as the PPV goes off the air.