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OO SPECIAL FEATURE  
TNA iMPACT on SpikeTV: Episode 2 
October 3, 2005

by Jason Longshore 
Exclusive to OnlineOnslaught.com

 

It’s just too hectic this time of year for sports.  Saturday, I watched Georgia go into Knoxville and humiliate Tennessee.  I watched DC United lose to their hated rivals, the MetroStars.  While that was going on, I also kept up with the Braves as they lost to the Astros.  On Sunday, both of my Atlanta teams had heartbreaking losses.  The Falcons almost overcame not having

 Michael Vick, but lost to the Patriots on a late field goal.  The Braves at least put up a great fight, but they lost after 18 innings to end their season.  Hey, at least the Thrashers had a great weekend.  It’s always good when you put up 15 goals over two games against a division opponent.  Sorry about your Capitals Brad. 

Anyways, enough rambling, it’s time for Impact…

We kick off with a sweet video/promo with Team 3-D.  They say that they’re here for the “most prestigious set of tag team titles” in the business, the NWA World Tag Team titles.  At this point, I’d have to agree and say that they are the most prestigious tag team titles.  I can’t even remember who holds the tag titles on Raw and Smackdown.  Brother Ray and Brother Devon say that AMW are a stepping stone to winning those titles. 

Earlier in the evening, Raven was ejected from the building by security.  Good display of kicking and screaming by the hardcore legend. 

TEAM CANADA (YOUNG, ROODE, A-1) V. 3 LIVE KRU

The introductions look improved, 3LK’s intro video looked much better.  The Canadians are all wearing the same tights now, maybe they finally got a sponsorship deal from Roots or something.  Konnan and BG kick things off with their now trademark mic work, which just serves to annoy Team Canada.  Their sneak attack gives them the early advantage.  Coach D’Amore sits in with Tenay and West and brags about how he and Jarrett used their power to have Raven banned from the building.  Kip James comes out to watch from the ramp.  Meanwhile in the ring, BG is getting pounded on by the Canadians.  He starts to make a comeback, but has a nasty mid-ring collision with Roode that takes both of them down.  Killings eventually gets a hot tag and takes control.  He hits his spinning forearm to Young, and hits his split/side kick combo for good measure.  That move really needs a name, I’m open to suggestions.  The Canadians aren’t ones to follow the rules, and all jump into the ring.  Young gets crotched on the top rope by Konnan.  K-Dawg takes off his shoe for his new favorite move, the dreaded shoe toss, but he misses high and outside with the first pitch.  He gets him with his other shoe though, and blasts Roode with it for good measure.  Killings ends it with an axe kick on Young. 

Team Canada doesn’t take losing very well and attack after the match.  Kip James comes down to stop the beatdown on BG and the Canadians leave.  Konnan and Kip have a face off before we head to commercial.  I guess we’re not done with the BG/Kip/3LK soap opera…

We come back with a very nice Ultimate X hype video.  That leads us into…

CHRISTOPHER DANIELS V. AUSTIN ARIES V. MATT BENTLEY

Welcome back Traci, how we’ve missed you so.  I know, I know, it’s only been a week.  Daniels is now wearing a collar during his matches, which is silly.  Bentley tries to trump the silliness with his braids, but comes up a little short.  Aries is not down with the silliness and takes control early.  He hits a twisting springboard splash on Bentley from the apron.  Tenay hypes up Bentley’s family connections with Shawn Michaels.  West makes a good comment about how good Bentley is in triple threat matches, talking about how he’s good at knowing when to stay out of the way and when to get involved.  Daniels takes the advantage with a crazy double move on both Aries and Bentley.  He goes to the top, but Bentley and Aries team up to toss him across the ring.  Aries then takes Bentley to the outside with a reverse hurricanrana.  Daniels tries to follow up with a split legged moonsault, but crashes and burns.  Bentley and Aries head back to the ring, and have a nasty mid-ring collision on a double cross body block.  Petey Williams comes out to try to hit on Traci, but Chris Sabin shows up to brawl.  Bentley decides to fly, and takes them both out with a plancha.  Aries wants to do the same, but Daniels stops him instead.  The Angel’s Wings finishes him off and Daniels gets the win. 

A hype video for Abyss, complete with interviews, brings us back from commercial.  They also hype up his manager James Mitchell and place him as a contender for the NWA World Title. 

ABYSS V. SONNY SIAKI

I really hate the stupid chant the Pit does for Abyss.  Siaki mocks Abyss on his way to the ring, which might not be the best idea.  Sonny needs some new ring gear.  He looks like he’s wrestling in his underwear, maybe he forgot his regular gear at home.  Poor fella.  He does get in some early offense though.  Mitchell gets on the apron to distract him, with leaves an opening for Abyss.  A Shock Treatment, followed up with the Black Hole Slam, and the squashing is complete. 

A Samoa Joe hype video sends us to commercial. 

We’re back with Tenay and Larry Zybysko in the ring.  Zybysko makes the official announcement that Tito Ortiz will be returning as the special referee in the World Title match between Jarrett and Kevin Nash at Bound for Glory.  Ortiz gets on the mic, and seems a little awkward.  Jarrett is not amused by Tito’s rules and comes to the ring.  He tries to intimidate Tito with a ridiculous shirt, to no avail.  Kevin Nash then tries to intimidate them both with his even more ridiculous music.  Jarrett can’t take it anymore and attacks Nash on the ramp.  A brawl to that music is kind of funny to me.  They get to the ring and Ortiz tries to break it up with a rear naked choke on Nash.  Jarrett tries to get in some cheap shots, but Tito tosses him aside.  It is now established that Tito won’t be taking any crap from either of these guys. 

Back from commercial, Shane Douglas is backstage interviewing Christopher Daniels.  They hype up the Iron Man match at Bound for Glory for the X Division title with AJ Styles.  Daniels lays out a challenge to AJ for him to pick three X Division opponents for Daniels next week and Daniels will defeat them in fifteen minutes.  AJ shows up, says he knows exactly who he’ll pick, and accepts.  Nice going Chris…

AMERICA’S MOST WANTED V. TEAM 3-D

Tenay talks about AMW’s heel turn, siding with Jarrett.  The fans are hyped for Team 3-D’s entrance.  Tenay and West put over the fact that Team 3-D have held the WWE, ECW, and WCW World Tag titles, but they haven’t held the NWA World Tag titles yet.  Storm and Devon start, with Devon getting the early advantage.  The crowd is really giving this a big-time atmosphere.  AMW is thrown to ringside as we head to the final commercial break…

AMW apparently took control during the break, they’re double teaming Brother Ray as we return.  Storm is pounding Ray, but Ray comes back with some open hand chops to the chest that echo around the building.  Storm sells them like he’s been shocked.  Ray takes control with the chops and hits a Bubba Bomb (uh, Brutha Bomb?) to Storm and both men are down.  Hot tag to Devon and he takes both Harris and Storm out.  All four men are brawling at this point.  Dudley Death Device (uh, Deadly Death Device?)  to Strom for a two count.  They set up for the 3-D, but Gail Kim shows up to pound Ray in the privates.  How rude.  Devon grabs her, but Jarrett is out and blasts him with the World Title belt.  He also blasts Ray and they’re both busted open.  AMW hits the Death Sentence on Ray.  They follow up with a Death Sentence to Devon.  Jarrett blasts Ray with his guitar for good measure.  Jarrett, AMW, and Gail Kim mug for the cameras as the show ends.

RAMBLING THOUGHTS

They used the hype videos very well to give background on some of the guys on the roster and the Ultimate X match at Bound for Glory.  I’m curious to see what’s planned for Raven, Tenay’s comments and the way he’s been handled in the last two weeks makes you think he’s not out of the World Title scene just yet.  The first two matches were fun to watch, fast paced and very different from most stuff on WWE TV.  I’m not happy about the return of the 3LK soap opera.  Can BG just turn on them now, please?  Tito seemed really uncomfortable on the mic during his segment, the whole segment just came off as awkward.  The way it was done, it seemed like Ortiz was on Jarrett’s side against Nash more than anything.  I really liked what they did with the main event.  Sure it was cut because of the commercials and went to a DQ, but it built up an issue between AMW and Team 3-D and sets things up nicely for a rematch on PPV where they can go all out.  Brother Ray and Brother Devon?  I’m not so sure about the names, but what can you do?  All in all, I thought this week was a much better effort by TNA and hopefully more indicative of how Impact on Spike TV will be. 

We’ll see where Impact takes us next week, as Bound for Glory is less than two weeks away.  See you then…

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