The show opened with video of last week’s match between Hector Garza and Jeff Jarrett.
We went right in the ring DOA Dusty Rhodes and assistant Tracy Brooks. But just as Rhodes began to talk the Kings of Wrestling came to the ring. Jeff Jarrett and Rhodes had words as Dusty told the fans that at Final Resolution, Jeff Jarrett will defend the title against the winner of a three way elimination match earlier in the show between Monty Brown, Diamond Dallas Page and Kevin Nash. The Kings of Wrestling seemed not to show any concern over Rhodes’ announcement.
(1) 3 Live Kru (BG James and Ron Killings w/Konnan) defeated Cassidy Reilly and Brendan Thomas.
3LK is so over with the fans they don’t have to do spectacular moves to get a reaction. Reilly and Thomas did get some offensive moves in against James but Killings got tagged in and pinned Reilly with a sitout pedigree.
Backstage Erik Watts and DDP had words about DDP’s three way match at Final Resolution. After DDP walked away Raven came out and talked to Watts.
(2) Abyss defeated David Young.
I thought on a TNA Nashville PPV Young was let go by the promotion, guess nothing is set in stone anymore. Young didn’t last too long as he fell to the Black Hole Slam.
Between commercial a group called Mariachi Bravo entered the ring for a “surprise.”
Out of commercial a video on Hector Garza played, followed by bagpipes and Roddy Piper made his way to the ring. Piper brought Hector Garza to the ring as Moody Jack Melendez came into interpret for the fans. Piper asked what was on Garza’s mind for 2005. Garza said he wants Jeff Jarrett’s NWA World championship. Piper told him he didn’t fair too well last week against Jarrett. Garza responded that Scott Hall ruined his chance at the title. This brought out to the ring Hall and Nash. Hall confronted Garza saying if he wanted him to “Not Sing It, Bring It”. Hall gave Garza Jarrett’s guitar and asked him to play a song. Hall turned away for a moment and Garza hit Hall in the head with the guitar and hit Nash with a dropkick.
Shane Douglas told the fans and Petey Williams about his match at Final Resolution.
Scott D’amore went nuts when Shane Douglas told him about a match Dusty Rhodes booked between the NWA World Tag Team champions Team Canada and America’s Most Wanted where if AMW wins they get a title shot at Final Resolution.
(3) AJ Styles defeated Johnny Devine (w/Scott D’amore)
I believe this was Devine’s first TNA match since his injury a few weeks ago. Devine looked good especially with outside interference from D’amore helped him get on the offensive against Styles. Devine went to the top rope for a moonsault but only hit canvas. Styles hit Devine with some offensive moves but he didn’t get the pin. Devine went for his version of the Cop Killer but Styles countered out of it and hit the Styles Clash for the win. After the match Styles had words with several Team Canada fans that I am sure weren’t Merry Christmas.
Backstage Dustin Rhodes had words with Kid Kash. Rhodes quoted a line from the movie Tombstone which hinted that Goldust might be coming to TNA. Mike Tenay and Don West talked on camera and as usual we didn’t hear a thing.
(4) America’s Most Wanted (“Tennessee Cowboy” James Storm and “Wildcat” Chris Harris) defeated NWA World Tag Team champions Team Canada (Bobby Roode and Eric Young w/Scott D’amore) in a non title match. As a result AMW will face Team Canada at Final Resolution.
From the opening bell AMW had control of the match until Roode distracted Rudy Charles and Young cut Storm’s rope run off with a hand full of Storm’s hair. Team Canada made frequent tags to wear down Storm along with some interference from D’amore. Storm had enough energy to counter a double back drop with a double DDT. Harris tagged in and Rudy Charles sent him back to the corner as he didn’t see the tag made. Storm fought back again and this time Rudy saw Harris tag in. Harris beat down Team Canada but he got hit with a full nelson slam by Roode. Storm hit Roode with a superkick but Young rolled him up in a small package. Storm countered as D’amore distracted Rudy. Harris went after D’amore but Rudy stopped him and D’amore rolled over the pin. Rudy turned his back to tell D’amore off but Harris rolled them over again. D’amore posed for the TV cameras as the pin went down.
As the TV crew prepared for the next show Borash threw T-shirts to the crowd.