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TNA IMPACT RECAP  
Stinger's Got a Secret.... Three of 'Em.
April 10, 2006

by Jason Longshore 
Exclusive to OnlineOnslaught.com

 

We’re back in TNA Land with less than a week until the big prime time (oops, late night) debut on Thursdays. I’ll be back this week with a look at TNA’s performance since the move to Spike and what they can do to improve. Also, while I’m here, I have to send some thanks to the Canadian Bulldog for his kind words in last week’s TNA DVD review. Be sure to check that out if you haven’t already. 

 
This week’s edition of Impact kicks off with a video recap of the Abyss/Christian situation. Tenay and West say their hellos and we’re off…

ABYSS V. AJ STYLES

This is a rematch of the main event of last year’s Lockdown PPV. Tenay makes sure everyone knows this is a PPV QUALITY MATCH. AJ uses his quickness early, repeatedly kicking Abyss in the knee while Abyss swings and misses like he’s one of the Atlanta Braves (sorry, they’re struggling a bit so far). AJ goes for his patented dropkick, but Abyss is wise to it. I never thought I’d use wise and Abyss in the same sentence, but there you go. Abyss tries to stomp him, but misses. AJ catches him charging in with said patented dropkick. Abyss catches AJ charging and goes for a chokeslam, but AJ bites his fingers to escape. AJ runs at him again, but Abyss just palm thrusts him back down. Abyss gets AJ in the corner and kills him with a vicious open hand slap to the chest. Brother Ray is jealous in the back. AJ fights out of a neck vice, but gets flapjacked down as we head to a commercial.

Abyss is in control when we get back. Mitchell calls for it and Abyss goes for the Black Hole Slam. AJ spins out of it though and gets a spinning kick. He follows that up with a hurricanrana. AJ then hits the Springboard Angry Man Flying Forearm for a two count. Abyss fights out of a Styles Clash attempt and hits the Shock Treatment for a two count. AJ was just able to get his foot on the ropes. Abyss misses a second rope sloth splash, which gives AJ the opportunity to hit a perfect Pele kick. AJ goes up top, but Mitchell trips him up with his cane. Abyss tosses AJ across the ring, and then goes outside to grab his trusty thumbtacks. Meanwhile, Christian Cage shows up backstage and jumps out of his car with his tire iron. He comes into the ring and clocks Abyss with the tire iron! Abyss is able to avoid a second attempt and he leaves with Mitchell. Security holds Christian back.

Cage grabs a mic and says that Abyss will get his title match at Lockdown. He then asks if Abyss is prepared to die, because Christian is. Has somebody been hanging out with Matt Hardy in their spare time?

Borash is backstage with Team 3D. Ray cuts one of the cheesiest promos of his career. The gist of it was that America is great, Canada is second rate, and blah blah blah. Sorry Ray, but that was lame.

OVER THE TOP ARM WRESTLING SPECTACULAR: BULLET BOB V. KONNAN

Referee Rudy tosses Homicide and James Gang from the ring before we get started. They try to get set, but Konnan keeps pulling away. The dastardly K-Dawg, it was all a set up! The returning Hernandez shows up to nail Bob with the slapjack. Konnan grabs it and gets a shot in too. The James Gang sure are slow to help out Bullet. I hope BG gets grounded.

Zybysko is with Borash now. They talk about all the matches lined up for Lockdown. Referee Slick Johnson shows up and wants to ref the main event on Thursday. Zybysko says Rudy Charles can handle it. Slick says that we’ll see what the new guy TNA management is bringing in will have to say about it, Zybysko doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Is Slick going to one up Larry?

DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH V. SHARK BOY/NORMAN SMILEY

Tenay and West make fun of Simon for getting his ass kicked by Ozzie Guillen in Sports Illustrated and the Chicago newspapers. Before the match can get started, Steiner’s music hits. Simon heads for the exit, as do the other Diamonds. Jarrett gets on the headset with Tenay and West and says that this is on Sting’s hands. He says that Steiner’s going to keep doing this until he gets a contract. Norman gets suplexed all over the place. They set his arm up over the guard rail and Steiner breaks a chair over it.

After commercials, Norman gets wheeled out. Poor Sharky, he looks so sad as the take Norman away.

SUPER X CUP QUALIFIER: ALEX SHELLEY V. RODERICK STRONG V. CHASE STEVENS

Stevens is in control early. Good points by Tenay and West about how he would be a good fit with Team TNA due to his experience with a tag team, also a good way to build him up in this match as we rarely see him wrestle singles matches. Chase gets a two count after a mean clothesline to Strong. Shelley and Strong team up to take Stevens down. Strong hits a sweet backbreaker on Stevens, pulling him up out of a sitting position in the corner. Strong then tosses Shelley overhead, and Alex drops the leg on Chase. The double teaming continues, poor Stevens. Strong accidentally knocks Shelley off the apron. That gives Chase an opening, and he takes advantage with a cross body on Strong. Shelley goes up top, but he eats a dropkick from Stevens. Strong comes back with a jawbreaker on Chase. Strong ends up superplexing Stevens. He then puts him in a modified Walls of Jericho (closer to the old Liontamer than anything) until it’s broken up by Shelley. Alex hits the Sliced Bread #2 on a surprised Strong and wins the match. Shelley joins Sonjay Dutt, Chris Sabin, and Jay Lethal on the Super X Cup team.

More commercials lead us into Sting’s appearance. He gives us the rundown on why he came back, how Jarrett crossed the line, how getting revenge on him at the PPV was sweet, and how getting one upped sucks. Steiner tossing him around “like a human superball” shook off some rust though, and now the Stinger is ready to do some one upping of his own. It’s the “Six Sides of Steel for the match beyond… beyond”. Sting says Jeff is stupid for announcing who’s on his team already. Sting then challenges Jarrett to a one on one match on the Thursday debut of Impact.

Jarrett’s music hits, and he comes out with AMW and Steiner. They surround the ring. Rhino, Ron Killings, AJ Styles, the James Gang, Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt, Christopher Daniels, and Jay Lethal come out to get Sting’s back. The staredown ensues…

POINTS OF RANDOMNESS

· I’m glad AJ and Abyss got some time for their match. Those two just aren’t capable of sucking, they’re almost becoming the TNA version of RVD v. Jerry Lynn. You just know it’s going to be consistently good. No matter how long they go between matches, they just mesh together really well.

· I thought that they did plant a very small seed for issues between Christian and AJ. They showed a really brief shot of AJ, but it was hard to tell the look on his face. The announcers didn’t mention it, but I think they could still use it, if they so choose. Is there anything wrong with me reaching for an AJ v. Christian match, really?

· I did not like Christian’s mic work though. It just seemed like he was trying too hard.

· Brother Ray’s promo sucked out loud.

· Bullet Bob will get his revenge on Konnan and Hernandez, just you wait. There might be a pick up truck and a shotgun involved, but it’s going to happen.

· What’s up with the tease about TNA management bringing in a new guy to run the show? And, how in the blue hell would Slick Johnson of all people have this information?

· I love putting Shelley on the Super X Cup team. His interaction with the other guys will be hilarious. I’m just hoping he corrupts one of them into becoming his buddy. Evil Sonjay Dutt, perhaps? I could go for a Sonjay/Shelley v. Sabin/Lethal feud after the Cup.

· After Sting’s promo, I want to go around one upping everybody.

· I like the solidarity of the faces supporting Sting against the evil Jarrett and his cronies. What I’d really like is for one of them (Killings might work nicely) to get really pissed when Sting doesn’t pick him for his team at Lockdown. Presto, you have another easy feud. We’ll probably just get more months of the Jarrett, Steiner, Sting stuff though.

· If Steiner isn’t under a TNA contract, why is TNA management allowing him to wrestle TNA contracted wrestlers at Lockdown? Norman Smiley should sue TNA for allowing Steiner in the building to injure him. Norman for TNA owner!

· What was up with Sting’s “Six Sides of Steel for the match beyond… beyond” quote? Why don’t they just call it Six Sides of Steel Beyond Thunderdome at this point?

Alright, that’s enough out of me. I have to save a little something for some extra TNA pontificating this week. I’ll be back for a look at TNA’s run on Spike thus far, where they’re making the grade, and where they’re in need of improvement. I’ll also be back for the Impact recap. Until then…

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