TNA Wrestling Impact! TV tapings to air on Fox Sports Net. During the tapings DOA Dusty Rhodes is supposed to name Jeff Jarrett’s opponent for the
Final Resolution PPV. Jeremy Borash spent a few minutes getting the crowd excited. Fan signs of the evening: "McMahon Fears the Canadian Destroyer,
"WWE=Worst Wrestling Ever." The building was standing room only, happens with schools are out. The following men were not on either show: Chris Sabin,
Dallas, Amazing Red, Alex Shelley, Jerrelle Clark, Mikey Batts, the NYC’s, Jeff Hardy, Sonjay Dutt, Shark Boy and D-Ray 3000.
TNA Impact show to air December 24th
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
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.
TNA Impact show to air December 31st
Dusty Rhodes and Tracy Brooks were walking backstage when Brooks was cut off by Trinity. Trinity told Brooks to stop sucking up to Rhodes and that she
is the top dog in TNA Wrestling.
(1) AJ Styles, Sonny Siaki and Johnny B. Badd defeated the Naturals (Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas who’s site andydouglas.com...
is now online)
and “Primetime” Elix Skipper.
For some reason Skipper wouldn’t tag in and so the Naturals wrestled and beat on Styles for several minutes. Skipper interrupted an attempted top
rope move from Styles and got in the match by hitting Styles with a plancha to the floor. But when the Naturals went to attack Styles, Skipper refused
their help. Styles refused to be beaten and he finally tagged out to Badd who hit Stevens with a top rope Frankensteiner. Needless to say The Naturals
and Skipper left the ring separately.
(2) “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels defeated Michael Shane (w/ Tracy Brooks and Frankie Kazarian.)
Interesting to see two heels facing off in the ring but Daniels is over with the fans so he probably is the babyface by default. Kazarian tripped up
Daniels on an Irish whip and shockingly referee Mike Posey ejected him from ringside. Back in the ring Daniels took over on Shane but Shane countered
out of the Angels Wings with a backdrop and several clotheslines. Daniels survived a Shane offensive attack and hit the BME but only got 2. Both men
hit each other with a clothesline to take us back to square one. Shane caught Daniels off guard and rolled him up but Brooks, for an unknown reason,
distracted Posey. Shane argued with Brooks and Daniels rolled him up with a handful of tights. Kazarian came back out to the ring to diffuse the
argument between Brooks and Shane.
Hector Garza walked by two people dressed like Mexicans which turned out to be Hall and Nash. Not sure what this had to do with anything.
(3) Dustin Rhodes defeated Marco Cordova (w/Kid Kash.)
Kash interfered in the match a couple of times but it didn’t do any good as Rhodes won with a power slop drop. Kash attacked Rhodes after the bell
but Rhodes sent him running back to the locker room.
Diamond Dallas Page came out to a standing ovation and took the house mic from Borash. DDP said there were two reasons he came out of retirement. One
was to get the NWA World Heavyweight title and the other was to have fun. He called Erik Watts out to the ring saying he wanted to know the whole
story. Before Watts came out the Druids jumped Page from behind. DDP fought off both, unmasked one and it was Erik Watts. The other unmasked and it
was Raven. Raven got the mic and badmouthed DDP saying he ruined Watts’ private life.
Before the main event NWA World Heavyweight champion Jeff Jarrett and Kevin Nash came out with Scott Hall. Jarrett got the house mic and berated Dusty
Rhodes on his booking of the matches for Final Resolution then took shots at Monty Brown and DDP. Monty Brown came out, told Jarrett to shut up and
then he told Jarrett that at Final Resolution he would FINALLY become NWA World Heavyweight champion. After Brown left Jarrett told the fans Brown and
DDP wouldn’t make it past the “Big Sexy Silver Fox.”
Between segments TNA Spanish announcer Armando Quintero joined Tenay and West for commentary.
(4) Scott Hall (w/Kevin Nash) defeated Hector Garza
Hall and Nash came dressed in Mexican apparel which did not amuse Garza one bit. Both men exchanged fists but Garza came out ahead. Hall worked on
Garza’s left arm but Garza countered out and hit Hall with a dropkick to the face. Nash tried to interfere but got punched by Garza who turned
around and walked into a Hall clothesline and fall away slam. Hall and Nash applied an abdominal stretch. Garza countered but missed an elbow drop.
Hall hit Garza with a top rope back suplex but Garza kicked out at 2. Hall went for the Outsider Edge but Garza countered out and hit Nash with a drop
kick. Garza went up for the Tortino but Hall stopped him and hit the Outsider Edge. Roddy Piper came out and sent Hall and Nash away from the ring.
Hall got the house mic and talked trash with Piper telling him to find a partner so the Outsiders could kick his ass. Piper waited in the ring for the
Outsiders to come in but instead they walked to the locker room.