Panda Energy decided TNA will be taping two shows every other week. Sources told me this move saves the company $50,000 a week. So this will be a very long evening and I’m not too sure how the fans will react to it. While the Pit was waiting to go in Randy Savage (minus the trench coat but wearing a long sleeve shirt) and Brian Adams arrived, so they will keep the momentum going for the six man Turning Point main event.
TNA Wrestling Impact matches to air next Tuesday November 30 at 4 PM.
The taping began with the pre-show video recapping the Kings of Wrestling’s attack of the locker room, XXX/AMW, Abyss/Monty Brown and the return of Randy Savage. The guys attacked at the end of last week’s show watched on as AJ Styles knocked on the Kings Of Wrestling’s door and then sucker punched Scott Hall.
(1) America’s Most Wanted defeated The NYC’s (Gilberti and Swinger w/Trinity).
This is the third week in a row these teams have wrestled but this is the first time wrestling happened. NYC’s kept Chris Harris isolated from James Storm early on. Gilberti made the error of attacking Storm and he got hit with a hot shot which allowed an AMW tag. They hit isolated Gilberti and hit him with the Death Sentence to win.
Shane Douglas interviewed Dusty Rhodes about the main event for today’s show, Scott Hall vs. AJ Styles. They played a video asking the fans to vote on the WWE footage to be shown at Turning Point. Out of commercial they played video hyping Petey Williams vs. Chris Sabin on the PPV.
(2) In a non-title match, Chris Sabin defeated Michael Shane (w/Traci Brooks) and NWA World X Division champion Petey Williams (w/Scott D’amore.)
I am a fan of the X matches and believe they need more then 10 minute time limit allowed on Impact. Watch this when it airs as I will not describe the entire match. Williams dumped Shane to the floor after Shane hit Sabin with shoulder backbreaker. Williams once again failed to hit the Canadian Destroyer as Sabin countered into the Cradle Shock for the win.
Shane Douglas interviewed Raven who had two druids with him about the beef with DDP. Raven gave no response.
(3) Raven (w/the LOTR helmet) vs. “the Shooter” Vordell Walker.
The match began and immediately DDP came from the crowd with a house mic ending it. He told Raven that after he retired from the business, he didn’t like hearing how Raven went around claiming he made DDP. DDP said he used to consider Raven a friend and then rehashed some old WCW news including involving Page’s ex wife Kimberly. Raven finally responded that all of this wasn’t about Kimberly but it really involved Eric Watts. The two druids entered the ring and tried to jump Page but he hit both of them with Diamond Cutters.
Back from break they ran the same Kid Kash coconut video.
(4) Hector Garza defeated Kid Kash (w/ a coconut but minus Dallas).
This X division match began with some mat wrestling which Garza faired better than Kash. Kash tried to speed things up and Garza controlled that too. Garza was heading to a victory until Michael Shane and Frankie Kazarian tried to interfere. It backfired and Garza got the win. Shane and Kazarian jumped Garza after the bell but he was saved by Amazing Red, Sonjay Dutt, Shark Boy and D-Ray 3000.
Back from commercial footage of the feud between Team Canada and 3 Live Kru played.
(5) Ron “the Truth” Killings vs. Bobby Roode (w/Scott D’amore).
Good hard hitting match that saw at the end Killings hit the Bookend but D’amore distracted Rudy Charles as Eric Young ran out to jump Killings. BG James came out to save Killings’ who then hit Roode with a sitout pedigree for the win. BG talked about Turning Point so I guess 3LK vs. Team Canada at the PPV.
Back from break they played something the live crowd didn’t get to see.
(6) Scott Hall defeated “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles.
Hall came out but Razor Ramon wrestled the beginning of the match as the show went to commercial. During the break Borash got the fans to chant AJ over and over. Back from commercial Kevin Nash came to ringside as Hall took control over Styles. The fans helped Styles get back into the match. Nash hit Styles in the back of the head with a clothesline but Hall didn’t get the pin. As referee Andrew Thomas yelled at Nash to go back to the locker room, Jeff Hardy tried to help Styles but it backfired as he kept Thomas too long because Jeff Jarrett came from the crowd and hit Styles with a guitar shot. Hall fell onto Styles for the pin. The Kings went to attack Styles more but Randy Savage brought the babyface locker room to the ring and then told the Kings off on the mic to end the show.
Between shows Borash told the fans that the Turning Point PPV would be hosting troops from Tampa’s MacDill Air Force base as well as a limited number of local fans.