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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbMkMh6NApM TNA IMPACT! 10/1/05 Show starts off with a really well put together video package introducing TNA to a new audience. Puts TNA over as an alternative not just WWE-Lite. Later Tonight – Jeff Hardy vs Rhino Later Tonight – Controversy in Canada Match One: TNA X Division Champion AJ Styles vs Roderick Strong in a non title bout These two subsequently faced each other in the opening match of the first IMPACT! On FSN. AJ makes his way to the ring. They show a female fan in the crowd with AJ Styles Action Figures. Roderick is already in the ring. Roderick jumps AJ at the bell and takes the lead early. That lead is short lived as AJ takes control. Fast paced action as AJ throws Roddy in the corner giving him chops and punches to the face. Roderick reverses a clothesline into a suplex. AJ lands on his feet and football tackles Roderick into a turnbuckle. More chops and face punches in the corner. A series of reversals, tie ups, elbows to the head and lead frogs leads to a dropkick from Styles to Strong. AJ hulks up a dives onto Strong on the outside. AJ rolls Roderick back into the ring and gets a near fall, Roderick kicks out at two. AJ puts Roderick into a submission hold. AJ chops Roderick in the corner for a third time, as Christopher Daniels comes down to ringside yelling things at AJ. Roderick is still in the corner and AJ is punching him. AJ turns his back on Roderick and has some words for Daniels. Roderick kicks AJ in the back and performs the backbreaker. Daniels proclaims that AJ is “holding his title”. Strong gets a two count off the backbreaker. Daniels starts yelling at audience members. Strong puts AJ in the Cobra Clutch. Crowd rallies behind AJ as he fights out of the clutch. Strong breaks the hold. AJ kicks Strong in the head. Strong goes for a clothesline AJ hits the Pele kick and hulks up again. AJ does a double spring moonsault into a reverse DDT. AJ hits the Styles Clash and get the three count. Winner by Pinfall AJ Styles. Daniels looks on in disbelief as AJ Celebrates in the ring. Really good competitive squash. Some great high flying spots and put AJ styles over as one of their top stars and homegrown talents. Great way to open up the debut show on Spike. The showcase on the X Division was a smart move especially with how stagnant the WWE's Cruiserweight division was at the time. Also Christopher Daniels coming to ringside was a nice way to introduce and advance the Styles-Daniels fued to a national audience without overshadowing the match. Mike Tenay and Don West run down the rest of the show Later Tonight – Controversy in Canada Video package showcasing the Alpha Male Monty Brown, focusing on his pro football background with footage included. Backstage: Shane Douglas is with Monty Brown. Brown proclaims that Spike TV has just became Serengeti Television. He then welcomes us to the Serengeti. We are about to feel the PPPPOOOOUUUUUUNNNNNCCCCCEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Period! Shane send us to a commotion in the back. Raven is hitting fools in the head with a trash can until security abperhands him and Larry Zbyszko orders he be evicted from the building. Match Two: Monty Brown vs Lex Lovitt The AJ Styles Action Figure chick is not a fan of the Alpha Male. She is giving him a big thumbs down. Tie up to start. Brown knees Lovitt in the ribs to break up the tie. Punch to the face, belly to back suplex, head to a turn buckle then Irish whip. Brown runs at Lex, Lovitt leap frogs out of the way and punches Brown in the face. Series of punches to a side of Browns head. Brown gets the upper hand picks up Lovitt, another knee to the ribs then Belly to back suplex. Brown delievers a nasty Pounce. Brown gets the three count. Winner by pinfall Monty Brown. Quick squash match that gets Brown over as a force to be reckon with. Later tonight: Jeff Hardy vs. Rhino Video package spotlighting the X Division. Some really sweet footage in this, putting over the innovation and uniqueness of the division. The video also introduces a new audience to AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Petey Williams, Chris Sabin & Christopher Daniels. It was a nice touch addressing these 5 by name. Match Three: Petey Williams vs Alex Shelley vs Chris Sabin Time for an X Division showcase. Not a bad choice after that video package. Alex Shelley comes out rocking sun glasses and a leather jacket looking indy-riffic Petey Williams talks Shelley into teaming up against Sabin. Shelley abides the count to 3, Petey charges, Shelley stays behind. Petey gets chopped by Sabin for his troubles. Sabin face punches Petey in the corner before setting his sights on Shelley. Shelley puts Sabin in some strange triangle submission lock thing. Petey dropkicks Shelley in the face. Petey puts a leg on Sabins back, who is still tied up in that submission lock. Petey sings “Oh Canada” then baseball slides Sabin right in the face. Petey turns his attention on Shelley punching him a few time sin the face. Shelley reverses an Irish whip and sends Petey straight into a swift kick in the ribs from Sabin. Shelley positions Petey for a DDT he elevates and kicks Sabin into the corner. Sabin jumps over Petey and school boy rolls up Shelly for a two count. Petey breaks up the count and rolls up Sabin only to get a two count. Shelley rolls up Petey merely for a one count. Sabin chops Shelley and whips him into the corner. He then Irish Whips Petey performing arunning trip, then does a top rope stomp onto Peteys head. Petey rolls out of the ring. Shelly got the upper hand in the ring while the camera is focused on Petey Williams on the outside. Sabin rolls to the outside. Shelley goes to jump out of the ring but Sabin rolls back in so he stops on the apron. Sabin runs at Shelley baseball sliding to take him out but Shelley leaps over him back in the ring. Sabin hits Williams instead. Sabin springs up to the middle rope. Shelly chops him then suicide dives through the middle rope and Sabins legs onto Williams. Sabin moonsaults onto both Shelley and Williams smashing his shins into the guardrail in the process. Commercial Break. A lot of action in this match to keep up with. Back from the break, all three men are in the ring. Petey gets a two count on Sabin. Petey argues with the ref. Alex Shelley suplexes Sabin. He gets a wrist lock on Sabin and brings him back up, he brings him back down and applies the figure four head scissors. Shelley then chants “lets go Shelly” to taunt the crowd. Shelley turns Sabin over and pounds his head repeatedly into the canvas with his thighs, as Petey cheers him on. Shelley and Petey start working together they double suplex Sabin. Shelley gets up too early and goes back down. He gets up again and smacks heads with Petey. They start arguing, Shelley goes for the pin on Sabin Petey pushes him off goes for a pin of his own gets a one count Shelley pushes him off in retaliation. They argue some more, Shelley punches Petey in the face. They start trading punches Williams pokes Shelley in the eyes. Sabin rolls out and kicks both men in the face. Sabin hulks up. He whips Petey towards turnbuckle, Petey reverses but Sabin uses the turnbuckle leaping over Petey he runs full force into said turnbuckle. Shelley charges Sabin, who moves out of the way, Shelley spears Petey into the turnbuckle harming himself. Sabin rolls him up for a one. Shelley kicks out, Sabin uses the momentum to spear Williams into the turnbuckle. Sabin trips Shelley right into Peteys balls. Petey is taking all sorts of abuse right now. Sabin goes for the Cradle Shock but Shelley gets out of it takes Sabin down to his knees and kicks him in the back of the head. Shelley then brainbusters Sabin only to get a two count. Sabin fights out of a reverse DDT. Williams side Russian Leg Sweeps Shelley. Petey motions for a Canadian Destroyer but Sabin counters and performs a running power bombs Petey getting a two count. Lots of two counts in this one. Sheely reverse DDT's Williams. Williams cant catch a break in this one. Shelley goes to side kick Sabin but Sabin blocks it. Sabin kicks Shelley in the back of the head then performs the Cradle Shock for the three. Winner by pinfall Chris Sabin. Williams breaks the pin up a secnd too late. Petey attacks Sabin then hits the Canadian Destroyer on him. The Crowd cants TNA. A very fun fast paced X Division match. Alot of sweet spots in the match. All three men busted their asses putting on a good match. A great way to showcase the X Division as the next big thing in wrestling. Backstage: Shane Douglas is interviewing Zbyszko in front of his office. Larry Z says he has a big suprise. Tito Ortiz then comes into frame. Tito and Larry step into Larrys office. Douglas puts his ear to the door. Still to Come: Controversy in Canada Up Next: Jeff Hardy vs Rhino Video Package on 3LK, The 3 Live Kru: BG James, Konnan & Ron Killings. These video packages are a great way to introduce the audience to your roster in a minutes time. Next Week: 3 Live Kru vs Team Canada Match Four: Jeff Hardy vs Rhino Rhino is out first and sprints to the ring Out next is Jeff Hardy who dry humps the entrance ramp on his way to the ring. AJ Styles Action Figure also has a Jeff Hardy Action Figure Hardy takes his sweet time to get into the ring Once Hardy is in the ring Rhino attacks him from behind. Rhino kicks Hardy in the corner. He then starts punching Hardy. Hardy starts fighting back with a series of elbows to Rhino's gut. The momentum is short lived as Rhino counters and gets wrist lock on Hardy. Hardy reverses and Rhino answers it with a punch to the face. He then chops hardy. A lot of chops tonight. Another Irish whip reversal which Hardy uses to clothesline Rhino. Hardy punches Rhino in the corner. Irish whip into another corner, Rhino counters with a punch. Hardy goes to kick Rhino Rhino catches Hardy spinning headkicks Rhino with his other leg. Rhino falls into the corner. Hardy elevates himself with the toprope and double kicks the prone Rhino. Hardy goes for the pin. Only to get the two. Rhino spinbusters Hardy. He attempts a pin only to get the two count himself. Rhino stomps on the head of Hardy. Rhino stalks his prey then uses the bottom rope to choke Hardy. Rhino then continues to kick Hardy. Hardy starts fighting back with punches to Rhino. Rhino beats him down. Rhino scoop slams Hardy. He then attempts a second rope splash but Hardy rolls out of the way. Both men trade punches on their feet. Hardy gets the upper hand whipping Rhino into the corner. Hardy does a double leg takedown followed by a double leg drop to the groin of Rhino for the two count. Rhino reverses an Irish whip into a belly to belly suplex. Rhino positions for The Gore. He goes for The Gore but Hardy gets out of the way, Rhino hits the turnbuckle. Hardy Twist of Fates Rhino. Hardy goes for the Swanton as Abyss Storms the ring, tossing Hardy off the top rope. Match is declared a No Contest. Abyss continues his attack on Hardy. Hardy unleashes a fury of punches to The Monster Abyss. Hardy executes a running moonsault onto Abyss. Rhino attacks Hardy from behind with a running forearm to the back. Abyss stomps on Hardy in the corner. Abyss and Rhino double team Hardy. As James Mitchell yells words of encouragement from the outside. Mitchell slides Abyss a chair. Rhino grabs the chair from Abyss and the debate who gets to hit Hardy with it. They pay tug of war over the chair. The lights go out and the Impact Zone goes crazy. The lights come back on and Sabu is in the middle of the ring. Sabu cleans house attacking Rhinomand Abyss with the chair. Hardy tosses Abyss to the outside as Sabu does the Arabian face buster to Rhino. Hardy leaps onto Abyss on the outside from the top rope. Sabu does his running leap off the chair to the outside onto Rhino. Sabu and Hardy celebrate in the ring as Tenay hypes the Monsters Ball Match at Bound For Glory. The match itself was pretty slow and didnt heat up until the Abyss run in. This was more to hype the Monsters Ball Match between Hardy, Abyss, Rhino and Sabu and Bound for Glory then it was the actual match. UP Next: AMW and NWA Champion Jeff Jarrett After the night long hype we finally got to see the Controversy in Canada footage. We see clips from the match in Windsor, Ontario where Jarrett won the NWA ttitle from raven on 9/15/05. AMW run in turning heel to help Jarret regain. Raven leaves the building with a towel over his head in shame while Jarrett celebrates with AMW and Coach Scott D'More reveals to have been apart of the plan all along. The whole thing was under a minute clocking in at 57 seconds. With all the hype they could have at least shown more of the match or a promo from Raven on his feelings of being screwed out of the title. Jeff Jarrett along with Americas Most Wanted; Chris Harris & James Storm, come down to the ring. Jarrett has the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and his trusty guitar with him. Jarrett is in the ring and has the mic. This is the single greatest day of his life. Poor bastard. He rambles on about doing everything he said he'd do in this business. The crowd is letting him have it. Theres a strange blue lighting in the ring. Jarrett Sucks chant starts. He publicly thanks AMW. Jarrett brings out “the smartest Canadian walking Gods green earth”, Coach Scott D'More. D'More with mic in hand makes his way to the ring. Tenay mentions that D'More's family owns the promotion where Jarrett regained the NWA Title, putting the pieces together for us at home. D'More says he keep his end of the bargin but now its time for Jarrett to uphold his end of the bargin. They will rule TNA together but Jarrett owes the Cach one anytime anywhere. They shake on it then embrace in the hug. For the last four months Jarrett has been told what to do but now the shoe is on the other foot. 3 Live Kru comes out interrupting Jeff's rant. Konnan yells for his dogs. He then tells Jarrett that he is boring the people half to death. The crowd agrees. He tells Jarrett that he did not build TNA but the fans and wrestlers like 3LK in fact did. He then tells Jarrett to shut up and calls him a Bia Bia. Jarrett tells them to make him. 3LK charges the ring and brawl with AMW and Jarrett. Team Canada storms the ring to aid Jarrett and AMW. The number game over power 3LK. The crowd erupts in a USA chant. The former Dudley Boyz; Team 3D make their TNA debut. Rushing the ring, cleaning house on AMW and Jarrett. They 3D Storm then Harris. They corner Jarrett as he pleads for his life. They Irish whip Jarrett setting up the 3D but Jarrett Escapes the ring. As Jarrett gloats his way up the ramp bootleg G-Funk starts to play and Kevin Nash eneters the Impact Zone chasing Jarrett back into the ring. Bubba or Brother Ray scoop slams Jarrett. Devon then does the wassup dive into Jarretts balls. Nash does a weak Jack Knife Powerbomb to Jarrett. Nash grabs a mic and claims “Planet Jarrett is alittle of axis tonight” he then informs Jarrett that he will be putting the NWA World Title up against him at Bound for Glory. Devon challenges AMW to a match next week on Impact. All in all it was a good show focusing on homegrown stars and the X Division with the right amount of ex-WWE and WCW guys sprinkled in. The ending segment got a little cluster fucky at the end there but it was a fun hour of wrestling none the less.