Posted in: Impact iMPACT Wrestling Results (3/29/12)
Mar 30, 2012 - 1:31:19 AM
Report by Stuart Carapola @ PWInsider.com
We start off looking back at last week when Sting tried to convince Dixie Carter to take Hulk Hogan back as her new GM, and then Dixie is backstage saying that Hogan didn't answer, so she gave him a week to think it over and is expecting an answer tonight.
We go to the Impact Zone where Bobby Roode comes out flanked by several cops, who are protecting him in this alleged unsafe working environment. He has a message to everyone who wanted him fired: we can all kiss his World Championship ass because without Bobby Roode, Impact Wrestling is absolutely nothing. He did what he said he would do at Victory Road: he beat Sting down and also beat him down mentally and made him resign as GM, making Roode the winner of their war. Also, Dixie Carter got what she deserved by sticking her nose in Roode's business, and now nobody is going to stop him. Crowd chants "we want Dixie" as Roode reminds us that he doesn't need to be here, all he has to do is beat James Storm at Lockdown. The cops aren't here to protect Roode, they're here to protect Storm because he's been begging for this fight, and the last thing he wants to do is fight Roode because he knows Roode is better than him and he's going to prove it at Lockdown. Storm doesn't need to be sorry about his luck because when you're the World Champion, you're so good that you don't need any luck.
James Storm comes down the ramp and into the ring as Roode stands behind the wall of security holding up the belt. He asks what kind of man lays his hands on a woman, and tells Roode's mall cops that he's not here to steal a t-shirt, he's here to fight Roode. Before he has a chance, Bully Ray runs out and attacks Storm from behind. Roode looks thrilled and tells Bubba to keep it up on Storm, but Storm returns fire on Bubba before he has a chance and Bubba and Roode bail out and head up the ramp. Storm demands that they both get in the ring to face him tonight, and asks the It Factor what he says. Roode says he's crazy, but if he wants the both of them 2-on-1, then he's got it.
Gail Kim and Madison Rayne are backstage and Gail says that the last month has been hard on their friendship, but she got Madison a present. Madison opens it up and it's a big old tiara because even though Gail's the Knockouts Champion, Madison will always be the queen, and she just knows that Madison will kick the crap out of Velvet Sky tonight.
Madison Rayne vs Velvet Sky
Madison jumps Velvet before the bell and hits a dropkick, then punts Velvet in the ribs and waves to the crowd. Velvet turns the tide and hits a basement dropkick for 2, but Madison turns it right back around and rams Velvet face first into the top turnbuckle before screaming nice things in her face. Madison with a Rikishi splash in the corner and a spinning bulldog, but Velvet blocks the twisty neckbreaker and begins nailing Madison with forearms and a spear. Velvet with a bulldog and the sitout Pedigree for the win.
Winner: Velvet Sky
Christy Hemme catches up to Velvet Sky in the aisle for some comments, and she says that Gail has been so preoccupied with her BFF that she never gave Velvet her rematch for the Knockouts Title. She's putting the Knockouts Division on notice that she's coming back for HER Knockouts Title.
Bully Ray is backstage telling Bobby Roode that he had better be worried about James Storm because he took out both Daniels and Kazarian last week, but Roode obviously doesn't think he has anything to worry about.
From there, we go to Dixie Carter and Hulk Hogan sitting on a park bench where Dixie thanks Hulk for talking to her, and Hulk says it's the least he could do after all the craziness. He doesn't want to put it all on Eric Bischoff because he was as much of a part of it as anyone, but Dixie says Hogan showed her something when he took himself away from all that and she needs the Hulk Hogan who was able to pull himself away from what Bischoff was doing. Hogan pulled himself out and he made peace with TNA and everything and he's not sure he wants to come back, but Dixie says he didn't leave her a peaceful situation and she needs him to come back because Sting wants to get in the ring and fight. I'm not going to recap this whole damn conversation because it goes on forever, but Hogan doesn't think he wants to come back and Dixie wants him to come back because she needs him to clean up the mess.
We see a video package detailing the breakup of the Crimson/Matt Morgan team and Crimson's challenge to Morgan to face him this week on Impact.
Kurt Angle is backstage and says that he refuses to give Jeff Hardy a rematch at Lockdown because he's a crybaby just like his son Cody.
Christy Hemme is ready to introduce the next match, but Austin Aries interrupts her to come out and say he has a bone to pick with Bully Ray because he got beat by James Storm in two minutes, and he chose to take it out on Aries by jumping into the ring during his match. He's Austin Aries, and when Bully Ray stuck that boot in his face, he created a problem because he's Austin Aries, he's not the biggest guy but he's got a set of testicles bigger then Bubba's calves. He respects James Storm for standing up for himself just like Aries has done his entire career, so he's got a great idea: he'll team with Storm to take on Bully Ray and Bobby Roode.
Matt Morgan vs Crimson
Morgan attacks Crimson on his way to the ring and they brawl into the ring where Morgan lays Crimson out with clotheslines and then sits on his chest and drills him in the head with right hands. Crimson fires back with right hands and elbows in the corner, but Morgan again plows into Crimson with a clothesline in the corner and another one that sends him over the top rope and to the floor. Crimson drags Morgan under the bottom rope and rams him into the guardrail, then sends him back inside and covers for 1. Crimson with a spinebuster for 2 and then gets the three quarter nelson while ramming knees into Morgan's head before turning it into a rolling neckbreaker. Morgan dodges a charge and Crimson runs shoulder first into the cornerpost and Morgan starts to mount a comeback with clotheslines and a side suplex. Now Crimson dodges a charge and dumps Morgan to the floor, but Morgan drags him under the bottom rope and batters him all the way onto the ramp. Crimson tries to piledrive Morgan, but Morgan reverses to a backdrop as the referee counts both men out.
They keep fighting all the way across the floor and around the stage, and then through the door and outside.
Joseph Park isin the production truck outside the Impact Zone looking for his brother Abyss, and reminisces on when he played college ball and got to look in the production truck back then. He leaves his card again and says to call him if they hear anything.
Oh, I forgot to mention when I covered Kurt Angle's promo from earlier that he said he'd face Hardy at Lockdown if he beat Anderson here.
Jeff Hardy vs Ken Anderson
Didn't they feud over something serious like a year or two ago? I don't remember. They do basic chain wrestling to start and then Hardy runsAnderson over with a shoulderblock and gets a hiptoss. Anderson sweeps his legs out from under himand goesback to a side headlock. They do more back and forth until Anderson punts Hardy in the gut and unloads with right hands to the ribs. Hardy fires back and gets the double legdrop to the crotch for 2, but comes off the ropes with a crossbody and gets powerslammed for 2. Anderson with a series of elbowdrops and goes for the Mic Check, Hardy shoves him into the ropes and goes for the Twist of Fate, and then they come off the ropes and hit heads, sending Hardy tumbling out to the floor. Kurt Angle runs out and low blows Hardy, then rolls him back into the ring where Anderson hits the Mic Check for the win.
Winner: Ken Anderson
So, no match with Angle at Lockdown for Hardy.
BUT, we now go to the premier of the music video for Longnecks and Rednecks, James Storm's entrance music, and then Dixie Carter and Eric Bischoff arrive at the Impact Zone to hear Hulk Hogan's decision.
Eric Young and ODB are trying to pick out ODB's wedding dress and ODB discusses her appreciation of pearl necklaces. The girl selling dresses keeps throwing her boobs in Eric's face, so ODB kicks her out and says she doesn't need a dress as long as they can get married in a steel cage.
Eric Bischoff comes out and talks about the secrets of his success, which is mainly derived from getting up in the morning and making a checklist of things he wants to accomplish. He got rid of Sting, made sure Dixie couldn't find someone who could live up to even Sting's abilities, and made sure to increase his own personal wealth, but the one thing he can't seem to get checked off his list of things to do is his son Garett, who he invites down to the ring right now. Garett comes out and Eric again gives him the same old song and dance about "get out of the business now or get hurt." He says that if he doesn't get out now, he's going to put him in a cage with Gunner at Lockdown. Garett says Eric has a hard time grasping this, so he reiterates that he's not going anywhere, and if he thinks for a second that putting him in a cage with Gunner scares him, then he's bigger idiot than anyone realizes. Eric can go backstage and tell Gunner that he'll see him at Lockdown and he'd better bring everything he's got.
With Storm vs Roode at Lockdown only 17 days away, we go to a video package of Storm training at his home in Tennessee and talking about the beginning and end of Beer Money, and how he plans to win the World Title and earn his right to be the guy on top of TNA.
Hulk Hogan is arriving at the Impact Zone so we can find out his decision! Oh boy!
Bobby Roode & Bully Ray vs James Storm & Austin Aries
Aries and Bubba start us off as Aries gets a huge reaction from the crowd. Bubba tells him he's got a real big mouth for a real small man, and goes "You wanna fight me? Too friggin' bad." and then turns around and tags Roode in. Roode immediately waylays Aries and puts the boots to him in the corner, but Aries ducks a clothesline, cartwheels past Roode, gets backdropped to the apron, but hits a shoulderblock to the midsection and tries to slingshot in, but comes off the ropes and stumbles. Roode goes for a back suplex, but Aries slips out the back and hits a roaring elbow and points at Bubba on the apron and motions for him to get in the ring and fight him as we go to commercial.
We're back, and Aries is chain wrestling circles around Bully Ray, who has an angry staredown with Roode, who motions for him to go back after Aries. Aries manages to duck around him and pepper him with punches and goes for the IED in the corner, but Bubba gets the boot up and Aries smashes face first into Bubba's foot. Bubba with a big splash and takes his time playing with Aries, picking him up in a waistlock and carrying him across the ring so he can tag Roode in and set Roode up to hit a series of offense and put the boots to Aries in the corner. Aries finally manages a missile dropkick that takes Bubba out and he makes the hot tag to Storm, who comes in and unloads on Bubba with right hands, an inverted atomic drop, and a clothesline. Storm drags Roode into the ring, but Bubba nails Storm from behind before he has a chance to nail Roode. Storm with a Codebreaker to Bubba, and Roode tries to spit a mouthful of beer in Storm's face, but Storm ducks and Roode spews in Bubba's face. Roode bails out to the floor and Storm is able to hit the Last Call and cover Bubba for the win.
Winners: James Storm & Austin Aries
Storm and Roode stare each other down, and now Hulk Hogan is backstage, and he's...WALKING!
Dixie Carter is in the ring and asks Hulk Hogan to come out to the ring. Hogan comes on out to loud chants of his name, and Dixie says that she wants him to take the position. She asks him if he hears the people out there and the reaction they're giving him, and that she needs a decision. Hogan says that this means a lot to him and he came here to do great things and got into some stuff he's not proud of, but after Bound For Glory, he decided he didn't want to be the guy he was and he's tried to make peace with everything and he's closed the book on this part of his life. Sting's music hits and he comes down the ramp with a bunch of the top babyfaces in the company and tells Hulk to cut to the chase. He's not going to deny Sting, Dixie, and he's surely not going to deny the people because the writing is on the wall, and he wants to know what Hogan's answer is. Hogan asks if we're talking about a totally clean slate, Sting assures him that it is, and Hogan says he needs to know one thing for sure before making his decision: Impact Wrestling has a huge dark cloud and they're in really deep with what's going on here, but no matter how violent and deep things get, he needs to know that Sting's got Hogan's back no matter what. Sting says that's easy because the answer is yes, but now he needs to know if Hulk Hogan's going to take the reins and run this company like Hulk Hogan. Hogan says that since Sting has his back, it's time to let the world know that Impact Wrestling has a new GM, brother. All the wrestlers Sting brought out give Hogan a hug and he wants to know what we're going to do when the new GM runs wild on YOU?