TV REPORTS McNEILL IMPACT REPORT 11/3: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live show
Nov 3, 2005 - 9:50:00 PM
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By Pat McNeill, Torch Columnist
TNA PRIME TIME IMPACT SPECIAL
NOVEMBER 3, 2005
TAPED OCTOBER 25, 2005
- I'll be filling in for Wade Keller tonight, who told the staff he had an "important meeting" tonight. Any rumors of Wade meeting Nora Greenwald for cocktails and dinner at Tiburon are completely unfounded and irresponsible and should be circulated across the internet at once.
- Mike Tenay and Don West introduced TNA's first primetime special on Spike TV, plugging the Ultimate X match and the Rhino vs. Jarrett main event. A video package aired showing moments from the entire three year run of TNA and showcasing a number of X Division and Jeff Hardy highspots, ending with Rhino capturing the title at Bound for Glory. The regular show opening then aired.
1 -- JEFF HARDY & LANCE HOYT & SABU vs. DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
The babyface wrestlers all got their own individual entrances. We saw more highlights of Jeff's dive from the rafters at Bound for Glory. Tenay asked the fans to call their friends and tell them to watch this show. Elix Skipper and David Young worked on Sabu, whose forehead was bandaged. All six men entered the ring Hardy hit the Swanton Bomb on Young for the pin. Sabu sold an ankle injury.
WINNERS: Hardy, Hoyt and Sabu at 3:02.
-After the match, Abyss ran in and attacked Sabu, hitting him with the Black Hole Slam.
- An advertisement for the Genesis PPV aired.
- Shane Douglas interviewed Jeff Jarrett about his title shot. Jarrett said management hates him and he hates them. He said that if he loses tonight, TNA will probably fire him. He said his win tonight would be professional wrestling history, on a par with Neil Armstrong's moon walk and Thomas Edison inventing the light bulb. Monty Brown interrupted Jarrett and said he wanted the winner, and he hopes Jarrett wins tonight. But if Jarrett wants to see his future he should watch Brown go through his opponent like Alpha Ex-Lax. No, he really said this.
- Back at the announcer table, Mike Tenay and Don West ran down the two main events again.
2 -- MONTY BROWN vs. BRIAN GAMBLE
Tenay plugged Brown's NFL background. Former RollerJam performer Brian Gamble didn't get any offense in, as Brown hit a couple of power moves and then Pounced. The crowd chanted "One More Time" at Brown. Brown pulled Gamble up for the second Pounce. The crowd called for a third Pounce, so Brown pulled Gamble up again. Third time's the charm. An impressive squash.
WINNER: Brown by pinfall at 2:14.
- A video package aired hyping new NWA World Champion Rhino.
[Commercial Break] (You do NOT want to be odor!)
-A video package aired on the X Division. Innovative, high-flying, and many times brutaql. Aj Styles, Samoa Joe, Petey Williams, Chris Sabin and The Fallen Angel. No restraints, no limits.
3 -- AJ STYLES & AUSTIN ARIES & SONJAY DUTT vs. ALEX SHELLEY & CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & SAMOA JOE
Everyone got their own introduction. Daniels has new vestments, and Joe did not dance. Tenay called Joe "the brick wall from Samoa." I have no idea what Shelley's wearing on his head. Some of the ringside fans started an "ROH" chant. Shelley and Aries started out. Shelley blew a snot rocket on Aries. We're also getting the "Dueling chants" tonight. Aries hit a springboard splash for two and tagged Dutt. Sonjay did his Sprinkler elbow. Tenay thanked us again for tuning in. Shelley hit a belly-to-back and tagged in Joe, who started in with the strikes. Joe set Dutt for the facewash in the heel corner and Daniels tagged himself in. Sonjay came back with the rana and tagged in AJ. Daniels went back to his corner and Joe tagged himself in. AJ tripped Joe and hit a deathock/chinlock combo submission. The other heels tried to make the save and the babyfaces caught them in tandem submissions. Aries did a suicide dive onto Daniels and Shelley, onto to get clobbered by Joe once he got back onto the apron. Joe powerslammed Aries and tagged in Daniels. Daniels went for a forearm on Aries but accidentally hit Joe. AJ had Shelley pinned afer a faceslam, but Daniels made the save and we went to everyone hitting their favorite spots. Shelley sent Aries to the floor and hit a suicide dive. Daniels and Joe had some more heel miscommunications. Shelley saved Daniels and got hit with the Styles Clash for the pin. Amazing athleticism, but the main storyline point was the trouble between Joe and Daniels.
WINNER: Styles, Aries and Dutt at 9:53.
- A Jeff Jarrett video package aired.
[Commercial Break] (Spies who know go jet pack.)
- Shane Douglas interviewed Rhino. Rhino said he has the heart of a champion. Raven interrupted and said he'd be the champ if not for Larry Zbyzsko. Raven accused Rhino of stealing his title shot. Zbyzsko and security arrested Raven and led him off. Rhino closed out the promo by promising to "gore, gore, gore" Jarrett.
- A video package aired recapping the Team 3-D vs. AMW feud.
4 -- TEAM 3-D vs. BOBBY ROODE & ERIC YOUNG (w/ Scott D'Amore & A-1)
Team 3-D wore outfits similar to their old WWE gear. Tenay plugged the Genesis main event. D-Von and Young started off the match. Young quickly tagged out to Roode. D-Von and Brother Ray quickly got Roode into their corner and started working him over. The fans continued their tradition of signing the American National Anthem to the Canadian heels. Brother Ray and Young got their turn, and Ray chopped Young a bunch of times. Ray and D-Von tried the Whassup spot, but Roode shoved D-Von off the apron.
We came back as D'Amore and A-1 were choking D-Von against the ropes. The crowd chanted for D-Von. Tenay again urged fans to call their friends and tell them to tune in, especially the ones with Nielsen Diaries. (I may have made that last part up.) D-Von fought back by powerslamming Roode, but the ref missed him tagging in Brother Ray. The Canadians hit a kneedrop/elbowdrop combo for a near fall. D-Von came back with a double clothesline and made the hot tag. Brother Ray cleaned house and almost pinned Young with a side slam. He powerbombed Young and Roode made the save. D-Von came in and Team 3-D signalled for their finisher. A-1 entered the ring with his hockey stick, but 3 Live Kru ran in to brawl with Team Canada. The Brothers hit the 3-D on Young for the victory.
WINNERS: Team 3-D at 14:35.
[Commercial Break] (More bars in more places.)
- A new advertisement aired for the Genesis pay-per-view, saying that Jeff Jarrett was the NWA World Champion. Whoopsie! Seriously, what a blunder.
- A video package on the Ultimate X match aired. It's the same one we saw before Bound for Glory.
5 -- CHRIS SABIN vs. MATT BENTLEY (w/ Traci Brooks) vs. PETEY WILLIAMS (w/ Scott D'Amore) - Ultimate X Match
Scott D'Amore led Williams to ringside as Tenay talked about the historical nature of the first Ultimate X match on national TV. West pointed out that Sabin should have the experience advantage, having already been in five Ultimate X matches. Sabin and Bentley teamed up to work over Williams. Williams started to climb the scaffolding, but Sabin knocked Williams off and wedged his head inside the scaffolding. Williams started chasing Traci at ringside, and Traci climbed the scaffolding to get away until Bentley made the save. It's spot time. Bentley hit Sabin with a swinging neckbreaker off the top rope. Willams tied Bentley to the Tree of Woe and stood on Bentley's crotch. Sabin tied Williams to the Tree of Woe and hit a baseball slide dropkick, followed by another dropkick. Sabin hit Bentley with a suicide dive. Williams tried to climb, but Sabin cut him off.
Williams was crossing the cables as we returned. Sabin, climbing behind Williams, dropkicked Williams and caused him to lose his grip. Bentley's turn next. He got one hand on the X before WIlliams powerbombed him. The X was teetering as the crowd chanted "Please Don't Fall". Sabin hit a German Suplex on Williams from the top rope. Benley started climbing and held the cable with his legs to keep the others from reaching him. Sabin got on Williams' shoulders to block Bentley, but entley dorpkicked Sabin from the cables, which got a big pop. Williams signalled for the Destroyer, but Bentley blocked it and hit the superkick on Williams. Sabin caught Bentley with a Cradleshock. Sabin climbed the cbale, but his injured hand bothered him, and Williams puleld Sabin off and hit the Canadian Destroyer. Bentely started climbing. D'Amore tried to stop Bentley, but Traci speared D'Amore. Bentley and Williams met each other above center ring. Williams kicked Bentley in the groin, causing Bentely to fall. This gave Williams plenty of time to loosen the X and pull it off the cables to win the match. Tenay then plugged Styles vs. Williams at Genesis.
WINNER: Petey Williams at 15:13 by retrieving the X.
We cut to backstage, where 3 Live Kru and Team Canada were brawling.
- A TNA DVD advertisement aired.
- Tenay announced the main event and went to the "tale of the tape".
6 -- RHINO vs. JEFF JARRETT - NWA World Title Match
Jarrett was wearing one of his more subdued ring jackets, and brought his guitar to the ring. Rhino ran to the ring. Jeremy Borash did the introductions as fans chanted for Rhino.
The opening bell rang as we came back from the break. Some basic stuff to start, then Jarrett hit a nice dropkick. Jarrett taunted the crowd. Jarrett hit a drop toehold, then slapped Rhino around. Rhino hit the Gorilla press, then called for the gore, but Jarrett left the ring. Rhino chased Jarrett and threw Jarrett over the railing. They brawled into the crowd. A fan held up a chair and Rhino rammed Jarrett into it. Rhino brought Jarrett back over the railing to ringside, then threw Jarrett over the announcer's table. Rhino went under the ring for a table. Jarrett blocked Rhino and brought the champ back in the ring. Rhino took over. Gail Kim ran in and jumped on the apron, giving Jarrett the chance to dump Rhino out of the ring. Jarrett dropped Rhino's throat across the railing. They re-entered the ring. Jarrett did the Bossman drop across Rhino's throat on the second rope. Jarrett went to a bearhug. Rhino switched to a front faclock. Jarrett hit a knee to the midsection for a near fall. Jarrett went to a chinlock. Rhino fought up and hit a Samoan drop. Rhino hit a couple of clotheslines and a shoulderblock before Jarrett kicked Rhino in the knee. Jarrett locked in the figure-four leglock. Rhino turned Jarrett over. Gail Kim tried to dive on Rhino from the top rope, but missed. Jarrett hit a nutshot for a near fall. Jarrett tried for a nother pin, but had his feet on the ropes. Rhino tried a spinebuster for a near fall. Rhino tried for a Gore, but missed. The ref bumped. Rhino hit the gore, but the ref was down. Rhino grabbed Jarrett's guitar, but America's Most Wanted ran in to distract Rhino. AMW put Rhino through the ringside table with a Death Sentence and Jarrett hit the Stroke for the pinfall to win the match and the title.
WINNER: Jarrett at 14:52.
Jarrett celebrated with AMW and Gail Kim as we cut to backstage, where Team 3-D had been beaten up and handcuffed to a rail. We returned to the heels celebrating in the ring as the show went off the air.
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