TNA IMPACT! Results (3/15) - Jeff Hardy Vs. AJ Styles
By Ryan Clark | March 15, 2010
Airdate: Monday, March 15th, 2010 (SpikeTV)
Location: Universal Studios Soundstage 21 in Orlando, FL
Results by: Bob Colling of TNAWrestlingNews.com
A recap of last week's live show kicks off tonight's show and runs down Sting turning on Hulk Hogan, the debut and beat down of Rob Van Dam and the big tag team main event with Abyss & Hogan taking on AJ Styles and Ric Flair. Jeff Hardy's return is also aired.
A Hummer arrives to the Impact Zone as Hogan, Abyss, Jeff Hardy and RVD all exit and walk towards the Impact Zone. The new Impact intro hits as we are welcomed to this week's show Mike Tenay wonders what the Hogan/Bischoff regime will have in store for us as we are less than a week away from Destination X.
AJ Styles' music hits as he comes down to the ring with Ric Flair. AJ Styles says that he and Abyss have had classic matches in the past but the result has always been with Styles on top. Styles says he does not believe in the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus, nor does he believe in magical rings. He does believe, though, that he is the best wrestler in the world and will prove it at Destination X.
Flair steps in and punches his wounds to make his wounds bleed before saying to Hogan and Abyss that they are dead men and that he hates Jeff Hardy for stepping in. Flair says that Hardy should get used to bleeding if he wants to play ball in TNA. Hardy's music then hits as he comes down to the ring to confront the champ and the legend.
Styles yells in Hardy's face and says that he has done nothing in TNA but challenges him to a match later on tonight if he wants to be in the spotlight. Hardy responds by saying it will be a breeze. Flair tells Hardy to go get high in the back because he will need to be high to go up against Styles. Hardy says he will be flying high on the back of his creatures of the night as he leaves the ring.
Mick Foley meets up with Eric Bischoff in the back where Bischoff gives him an earful about his refereeing last week. Bischoff goes on to say that he is going to clean Foley up in the middle of the ring to turn him into the corporate executive he needs to be in.
At the announce table, Mike Tenay and Taz run down tonight's card that will feature Hulk Hogan confronting Sting, Mick Foley getting a hair cut and shave from Eric Bischoff, and AJ Styles taking on Jeff Hardy. We are then shown footage from earlier in the day where the Nasty Boys beat down Jesse Neal and drove him through a catering table.
We head to the ring where the Nasty Boys with Jimmy Hart. Brian Knobbs screams in the microphone that they were going to be in a six-man tag match, but it now looks like a handicap match. Team 3D comes out with a table and says they found another partner as Brother Runt runs down to the ring.
Match 1: The Nasty Boys/Jimmy Hart vs. Team 3D (Six-man Tag Match)
Team 3D starts out strong against Jerry Sags before Brother Runt gets a little distracted and the Nasty Boys cut off the ring and use their size to their advantage. Jimmy Hart is tagged in but Runt is able to get to his corner and tag in Brother Ray. Ray takes out all three of his opponents but Knobs is able to drill Ray with the motorcycle helmet as Hart picks up the pin fall as the other members of Team 3D are distracted.
After the match, the Nasty Boys continue on the assault and set a table up in the ring. Jesse Neal runs out to the ring with taped ribs and clears the ring before Team 3D and Neal drive Sags through the table with a 3D.