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TNA News: TNA Impact TV taping "virtual-time coverage" for Thursday's episode
Jul 12, 2010 - 8:58:04 PM
TNA Impact TV taping results
July 12, 2010
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Follow along with live coverage of today's TNA Impact TV tapings for the Thursday, July 15 episode of Impact.
One big angle tonight is scheduled to be the ECW Invasion for Impact.
Xplosion TV taping
(1) Ink Inc. beat Phil Shatter & Mikael Judas. Basic five minute tag match with TNA president Dixie Carter out early watching the match. Looked like a tryout match for Shatter and Judas.
Jeremy Borash and Taz then came out to call the Xplosion matches.
(2) Suicide beat Eric Young in a pretty good ten minute match. Nice back and forth with two strong false finishes.
(3) Orlando Jordan beat Homicide via submission in another ten minute match. Pretty good back and forth again. Things were testy midway through when Jordan caught Homicide on the head with a leg whip and Homicide jumped up, no-sold, and threw his bandana down. It certainly made the match more interesting.
The taping started with Abyss in-ring for a promo. He called out RVD for later and said he has final instructions from "them.". Abyss brought a slab of meat and his piece of wood with nails that he named Janice. He bashed the slab and broke Janice in the process.
They replayed the big brawl between Taylor Wilde and Sarita that led to them brawling to ringside.
(1) Sarita beat Taylor Wilde in a Street Fight. Brawl around the ring that never entered the ring.
Backstage, Kevin Nash tried to hit on Miss T. Classic Nash.
(2) Brian Kendrick beat X Division champion Doug Williams in a non title I Quit match. Williams dominated early on then quit while locked in a rear naked choke.
After the match, Kevin Nash came out and powerbombed Kendrick. Nash then cut a promo about WCW 1990s. Even had a reference to Yetti and the monster truck deal at Havoc. Nash basically said he's trying to get Hogan and Bischoff's attention. Jeff Jarrett interrupted and told him not to become Sting and get suspended. They talked about who's the better worker and Nash left it as they'll find out soon enough.
(3) Samoa Joe beat Desmond Wolfe and Rob Terry in a three way match. Joe won via tap out over Wolfe. They're trying to get Terry over as a babyface using Joe, who played a strong BA like at the PPV. Wolfe continues to be used as a job guy but he had decent offense early on.
They're doing a Best of Five series between the Machineguns and Beer Money. First match will be a ladder match this week on Impact.
(4) Beer Money beat The Guns in another strong match. It was non title. The match went about ten minutes and featured more great spots between the two teams. This is the right feud to showcase TNA's tag division. The finish was set up to screw over the Guns to put them in the hole in the series. Ref bump, Sabin grabbed the contract, Storm with the beer shot to the head, and senior Hebner declared Beer Money the winners.
(5) The Pope beat Matt Morgan in three minutes. Afterward, Morgan tried to take out Pope ringside, but Anderson made the save. Anderson and Morgan went back and forth before Morgan took off. Commence Anderson vs. Morgan program.
Still to come: Jeff Hardy vs. Jay Lethal.
Backstage: Velvet complained to Lacey about Madison adding a fourth member to the BPs at the PPV.
Impact Zone: Rayne came out and said she did not add a fourth member. She vowed to sue TNA for everything the company is worth if they don't reverse the decision from the PPV giving the KO Title to Angelina Love. Velvet and Lacey then came out. Madison and Velvet went back and forth with blonde jokes. Angelina Love came out with new music. She said the acting on The Hills is better than BP. They went back and forth saying the women on the mic couldn't have been a BP because she had a "dumpy ass." Madison then demanded the title back from Angelina. Cue up the motorcycle and mystery biker coming through the crowd after Madison and Angelina brawled. No reveal of Tara. She did a quick run-in, then Madison hopped on the bike and left. Long segment that will likely be edited down.
(6) Jeff Hardy beat Jay Lethal clean in six minutes. The ECW group of Dreamer, Richards, Raven, and Rhino showed up to watch during the match.
The final segment was Ric Flair cutting a promo. He was joined by Styles and Kaz. Flair got his heat back for the loss to Lethal at the PPV. Wolfe then came out to ask for a spot in Fortune. Abyss then interrupted and Fortune ran off. Abyss called out RVD and he talked about "they" again. They had a brawl before the ECW group hit the ring. ECW beat down Abyss and cleared him out. The chorus line of TNA wrestlers then hit the ring. Suddenly Mick Foley casually walked out on stage and just watched as a giant brawl broke out. More TNA guys hit the ring before security, refs, and agents hit the ring. Jeff Jarrett then came out to try to restore order. Meanwhile, Matt Morgan was bleeding from his forehead and teased he would take on all of ECW. The ECW group is RVD, Dreamer, Richards, Rhino, Raven, Devon, agent Al Snow, and agent Pat Ksnney. Dixie Carter came out at the end and said she invited the ECW guys. That might be where TV ends. Dreamer and Jarrett then had a meeting on the ramp. Suddenly, Ray came storming down and threw Dreamer off the stage. Ray went after Devon, but ECW cleared him. Dreamer limped off, of note, selling a legit injury. ECW stood tall as Morgan continued to tease going after ECW until Dixie told him to get to the back. ECW then stood tall to close the taping. Very wild scene that will be interesting to see play out on TV.