*Theme song will not be used in live shows*
- The show opens backstage in the guerilla position with Bram shouting at EY. Bram is telling EY that EY keeps telling him to learn from him, but Bram is going to show EY that he should be learning from him. Bram says Jeff Hardy shouldn’t be back tonight, and he should not even be able to walk again. Bram tells EY to pay attention so he can show him how he should have handled a previous situation. This would take about ninety seconds and then Bram storms through the curtain.
Match 1: Bram vs Chris Melendez This is a short squash match for Bram. [DURING THIS MATCH, IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE SCREEN WE GET A :30 PROMO FROM TIGRE UNO ABOUT THE # 1 CONTENDER’S MATCH TONIGHT] Bram then beats Melendez down after the match in brutal fashion. This is a way to write Melendez out of TNA until his contract expires
-Lashley is shown arriving to the back but is immediately approached by Raquel who states that Lashley has been “such a bad boy” since she saw him last and that maybe she will see him tonight and provide him pleasure. Lashley would tell her to just wait and see how much worse he plans to be tonight. [AUDIBLE YELLING IN BACK IS HEARD AS GALLOWAY JUMPS LASHLEY AND THEY BRAWL UNTIL SEPERATED BY OFFICIALS]
-Beer Money comes out to the ring [DURING ENTRANCE A :30 PROMO ON SCREEN FROM ZEMA ION PROCALIMING HE WILL BECOME # 1 CONTENDER IS SHOWN] Beer Money cuts a promo about The Wolves and put them over. Beer Money says they know Davey got injured and the rematch is there whenever he’s back healthy and ready.
The Nobodies by Marilyn Manson plays and Rosemary interrupts and informs Beer Money that they will be the champions by the time The Wolves return which leads to Abyss and Steve coming through the crowd to attack the champions and lay them out.
Match 2: Mike & Maria Bennett defeat Drew Galloway & Gail Kim. I’d use the same finish from the actual Impact match. Only thing I would do differently is have Lashley come out to the ramp during the match to throw Galloway off of his guard. [DURING THE MATCH, A :30 PROMO FROM MARK ANDREWS SAYING HE WILL BE COME THE # 1 CONTENDER AIRS]
-After the commercial break we see Eddie Edwards cut a brief promo stating he will become the # 1 contender to the X Division championship.
-Billy Corgan calls Eli Drake and Grado to the ring. He discusses the briefcase situation. Corgan announces winner takes all right now between the two of them. [WHILE THIS IS HAPPENING, THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN SHOWS A GRAPHIC ADVERTISING ONO: JOKERS WILD]
MATCH 3: Eli Drake defeats Grado in the winner takes all match, and Grado is fired. This is also a squash match and Drake is put over very strong. Godderz runs out and they both attack Grado. Shera comes out and clears them out of the ring and he says goodbye to his friend.
-The Matt Hardy Brand crosses paths with Jeff Hardy in the back, Matt explains to Jeff again that it was business and not personal but warns Jeff not to make it personal. Dixie interrupts and informs everyone involved that she just told Bram the same but if Reby, Spud or Tyrus interfere in the match between Jeff Hardy & EY they will be fired, and the same goes for those involved in the Matt Hardy vs EC3 match and tells Jeff the same will apply to him.
This concludes the end of hour one and leads us into the second hour as two of the three previous matches are very short. It’s practically nonstop wrestling in the last hour
MATCH 4: Jeff Hardy defeats Eric Young to become KOTM champion; during this match the AJ Styles DVD will be plugged.
After Jeff defeats EY, Bram runs out and attacks Hardy but Hardy eventually runs him off and he joins EY and head to the back. Through the crowd comes Aiden O’Shea who grabs a chair and beats Hardy with it multiple times before being chased out by security and officials through the crowd. The entire Matt Hardy Brand appears on the ramp applauding O’Shea.
While officials are checking on Hardy, Eli Drake runs in the ring, hands in his briefcase, covers Hardy and wins the KOTM championship and runs away champion.
Dixie confronts Matt Hardy Brand but O’Shea is missing. Dixie says Matt has been a disgrace as champion, and that she has now eliminated the rematch clause from TNA completely and this will be the final match between him and EC3.
-We see Helms and Trevor Lee walking towards the ring area when Andrew Everett walks past them in the hall and they have a staredown.
Commercial break ends and we see that Lee & Helms are out for commentary. Helms is in the booth doing the talking while Lee silently observes.
MATCH 5: # 1 CONTENDER’S MATCH FOR THE X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP/ELIMINATION RULES: Eddie Edwards defeats Tigre Uno, Zema Ion and Mark Andrews to become # 1 contender. [Jokers Wild graphic is shown during this match] Eddie Edwards pins Andrews last. From outside the apron, Trevor Lee holds up the belt as they staredown. Edwards turns around and is speared by Lashley; Lashley then attacks Mark Andrews badly before leaving. Galloway comes out to check on Andrews.
EC3 promo before the match
A vignette for Robbie E is shown right before the main event. This is a short vignette with Robbie talking about how he’s been a party animal since he joined TNA but that it has cost him. Robbie would talk about how he has worked hard to change his ways because it’s cost him money and victories. Robbie would say that he got so caught up in his image that he forgot what being from Jersey is all about.
MATCH 6: EC3 defeats Matt Hardy to become new TNA Champion despite more interference from Aiden O’Shea.
TNA Impact 3/22/16
Eli Drake comes out to the ring to start the show, and would be talking behind a podium. Eli would boast about becoming the KOTM champion. Eli would then mock the history of the belt. Eli would start by saying that this belt “was pulled out of a duffle bag by Booker T so he could say he was a champion in a company where he couldn’t cut it, and that even after getting his very own belt he still ran back to the Mickey Mouse club up north with his tail tucked between his legs because he couldn’t handle the talent level in TNA.”
Drake would then mock the history of the TV title where it was used to challenge Scott Baio, and “held by lazy Samoans and washed up tag team wrestlers to keep their more successful partner happy but those guys also ran away to a place where they can actually still be competitive.”
Drake would then talk about how this belt has meant nothing, and now it a symbol of Jeff Jarrett and GFW. Drake would say that Jarrett is gone, not coming back and that Jarrett’s TNA is dead, and that Drake is the leader of the new and improved TNA. ELI DRAKE THEN PULLS OUT A TRASH CAN AND THROWS THE RED KOTM TITLE AWAY, AND THEN REVEALS A NEW KOTM CHAMPIONSHIP.
Upon unveiling the new KOTM belt, Eli would say “no, this is no Legends title, but Eli Drake just made it legendary.”
Match # 1: Lashley defeats Eddie Edwards (Galloway appears on the bottom right hand corner of the screen during this match stating that he is with his friend Mark Andrews but that when he comes back Lashley and Mike Bennett both better be ready for a fight)
-Josh Matthews and Pope are focused on after we return from commercial break. Josh plugs Joker’s Wild, announces Jeff Hardy vs Bram tonight; Matthews talks about a Knockout’s Gutcheck match tonight where the winner gets a contract. Pope then says that if you cannot get enough of Jokers Wild, starting tonight we are on the road to Slammiversary and a Jokers Wild competition will take place starting tonight over the next few weeks to determine who will challenge for the world title at Slammiversary.
- Mike Bennett and Maria come out to cut a promo; Bennett starts by saying he is the King Of Miracles, and the savior of TNA. Bennett states that Galloway should forfeit his briefcase to him because he’s the clear # 1 contender. Maria would then brag about beating Gail Kim and that she is challenging her for the Knockouts title right now.
Gail Kim would come out to face Maria but I decided to go the same route TNA did and Maria would call out the Dollhouse to wrestle each other for the # 1 contendership.
Match # 2: Jade defeats Marti Bell and Rebel to become # 1 contender and Maria’s new protégé.
-EC3 is out for a promo about his world title victory and then states that Matt Hardy is finally in the rearview, that Spud wants no more of him, but that he still has unfinished business with Tyrus and now Aiden O’Shea.
Tyrus comes out with O’Shea and Spud. Tyrus introduces O’Shea as the newest member and more hired muscle of the Matt Hardy Brand and that they will regain possession of the world title. Spud will then talk and say that Matt Hardy is too upset by the misjustice from last week and he is not here tonight because he is weighing his legal options.
O’Shea begins talking trash as all three men circle the ring from outside except Tyrus goes back over and starts mouthing something to The Pope first. Tyrus shoves Pope’s face like last time before hitting the ring and all three attack EC3 who is saved by Jeff Hardy.
DURING THE COMMERCIAL BREAK WE GET A COMMERCIAL FOR THE AJ STYLES DVD AND THEN A PROMO FOR A LIVE IMPACT SPECIAL ON 4/20/16: SACRIFICE.
MATCH # 3: JESSE GODDERZ W/ELI DRAKE DEFEATS MAHABALI SHERA after the match a visibly upset Shera is seen walking to the back. Cameras catch him saying that this isn’t what he expected, his only friend is gone, he’s let his country down, and that the fans don’t care about him. Shera grabs his bag and leaves the building.
-Beer Money comes out to the ring and cut a promo on The Decay for jumping them. Beer Money calls out The Decay but instead are greeted by two new faces, The Legionarres (I do not know their current team name yet so I am holding off). The better talker of the two will announce that they are the new team in TNA, and that they are here to call out and defeat the baddest and best team around and that’s the champions. The Legionarres challenge Beer Money to defend their tag team titles against them like real men would do. Beer Money accepts.
MATCH # 4: (TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP) BEER MONEY V. LEGIONARRES ENDS IN A NO CONTEST AFTER THE DEACY ATTACKS BOTH TEAMS QUICKLY INTO THE MATCH BEGINNING. The Legionarres will quickly run out of harms way while The Decay attacks Beer Money and lays them out for the second straight week.
WE ARE ABOUT TEN MINUTES IN TO THE SECOND HOUR NOW AS AN FYI
There is a backstage promo with Jeff Hardy who says that tonight it’s Bram, but that his brother is going to have hell to pay after what happened to him. Jeff also states that he hasn’t forgotten about Eli Drake, and that he will get his KOTM title back from him and that he’ll be KOTM and TNA Champion at the same time by the end of this year.
MATCH # 5: KNOCKOUT’S GUTCHECK ELIMINATION MATCH FOR A TNA CONTRACT:
CHERRY BOMB defeats VEDA SCOTT, ALLYSIN KAY AND LEVA BATES: The final two are Cherry Bomb and Veda Scott. The pinfall will be one of those suplexes where it appears both wrestlers’ shoulders are down at the same time. This will be done with the hope that TNA is smart enough to sign Veda Scott as soon as all her ROH commitments are completed (assuming that is the case). This creates a loophole for Veda Scott to use her lawyer practices to get herself in to TNA, and I’d like her to start off with Mr. M80 as her first client as well.
[DURING THIS MATCH WE GET A VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN OF ROSEMARY JUST GOING APE SHIT AND THROWING A TEMPER TANTRUM, AND BREAKING OBJECTS BACKSTAGE AS SHE LOOKS ON WATCHING THIS MATCH]
-We see Rebel walking backstage visibly angry and emotional. Eli Drake and Godderz are seen sitting down chatting while she walks by. Drake says something along the lines of “hey toots don’t be so down. Why don’t you come and sit on the King’s lap and tell me all about it. There’s a future in it for ya.”
-Josh Matthews and Pope put over the current ONO Joker’s Wild PPV and how anything can happen. The two of them mention how Abyss and Crazzy Steve first paired together on this show and look what’s happened since then. They put over Slammiversary and the new JW series.
MATCH # 6, JOKER’S WILD SLAMMIVERSARY SERIES MATCH:
Mike Bennett & Aiden O’Shea defeat Tigre Uno & Andrew Everett; Tigre Uno will eat the pin in this match. Andrew Everett will hit a low blow and his finisher on Tigre after the match ends.
-*A second Robbie E vignette airs where he talks about how he forgot who he was. He says he’s been back in Jersey training. He says there are two types of guys in Jersey: Guys who are tough and guys who think that they’re tough. Robbie says that he is the toughest guy to ever come out of Jersey and he is gonna show the world who he really is.
MATCH # 7: JEFF HARDY DEFEATS BRAM VIA PINFALL. Tensions between EY & Bram start to escalate as they yell at one another and shove each other as the show goes off the air.
TNA IMPACT 3/29/16
-Bram and EY come out to the ring and they call out Jeff Hardy. Hardy bickers back and forth with EY & Bram for a minute. They challenge Hardy to a match tonight. EY & Bram say Hardy is welcome to find a partner but they both know nobody is crazy or stupid enough to want to cross their path and help him out.
EC3’s music hits and he comes out to the ramp and stands next to Jeff Hardy. EC3 says that this makes sense for him to do and that he will be Jeff Hardy’s tag partner tonight.
After the commercial break: We see EC3 walking back and Jeff chases him down and confronts him. Jeff tells EC3 that he is skeptical as to why he’s out there volunteering to be his partner. EC3 tells Jeff that it’s self explanatory and as a former champion he should understand. EC3 tells Hardy that the way he sees it, Bram & EY want to end Hardy’s career and after that he would clearly be their next target as long as he has the gold. EC3 then tells Hardy that after these two they both have common goals: they both owe an ass kicking to Aiden O’Shea and his girlfriend Tyrus, and then they both want to see nothing more than to watch the entire Matt Hardy brand disinegrate…and then odds are EC3 will have something Jeff will be looking for which is the TNA championship.
Jeff Hardy tells EC3 that he has not and will not forget what EC3 did to him last year, and for the longest time he wanted nothing more than to kick EC3’s ass in front of the entire world but now he realize’s that EC3 made some mistakes and regrets what he did, and that he has earned his respect.
EC3 then tells Jeff that he also respects him, but that he also does not regret anything he has done in TNA other than trusting Tyrus and Rockstar Spud and then walks away.
-The returning Mark Andrews is in the ring, and says he is there to fight Bobby Lashley and he is going to get his revenge.
BRIEF BACKSTAGE SEGMENT WITH GAIL KIM TELLING CHERRY BOMB HOW HAPPY SHE IS FOR HER AND THAT IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING. CHERRY THANKS GAIL FOR THE ENDORSEMENT.
MATCH # 1: LASHLEY DEFEATS MARK ANDREWS after the match Galloway comes out and attacks Lashley to make sure his friend does not get beaten by Lashley after the match again. [DURING THE MATCH WE GET A PROMO FROM MARTI BELL ON JADE SAYING SHE WILL BEAT HER TONIGHT]
MATCH # 2: ANDREW EVERETT DEFEATS TIGRE UNO Helms is with Trevor Lee at the commentary booth for the match. After the match, Helms and Lee confront Everett but all embrace in the ring. Helms raises the arms of both Everett and Trevor Lee.
-JB has Eddie Edwards backstage for an interview. Edwards says that he resents himself for not being able to beat Lashley last week after what he did to Kurt Angle. But, Edwards then says that the loss was a blessing in disguise. Eddie says he came so close to beating Lashley and he learned that he knows he can hang with the best in the business. Eddie says that his goal is to win the X Division championship, and that he is going to take that belt and revive the entire X Division and return the belt and the division to what it used to be which is the backbone of the company. Edwards says after that he knows that Option C is a realistic option and something he knows he can win too.
Final Joker’s Wild plug before the month ends with emphasis that this is where Abyss and Crazzy Steve tagged for the first time ever.
MATCH # 3: JADE W/MARIA DEFEATS MARTI BELL. Gail Kim does commentary during the match and has a staredown with Jade and Maria after the match.
Josh Matthews hypes a promo about Cherry Bomb getting a contract last week, and that we have another Gutcheck match for a contract tonight too.
-Rosemary is shown sitting Indian style rocking back and forth in her own zone. Steve then shows up, grabs her by the hair, and presses his face up to hers in silence and then they stand up and walk away with Abyss in site. The camera then zooms over to where Rosemary was sitting and we see: “Cherry Bomb” written in what appears to be blood.
-The Matt Hardy Brand comes out for a promo. Matt would continue to talk about how he has been wronged by TNA and that he will enter Joker’s Wild and win it all to get his rematch with EC3 whether Dixie likes it or not. Hardy would bad mouth EC3 and Hardy; O’Shea would grab the mic and say that EC3 and Hardy want no parts of him and Tyrus and that this is thug life, and they do not know what they’re asking for.
This promo would continue to see Tyrus start a fight with The Pope and Spud would get involved too. While Pope had not retaliated previously, this time he stands up and gets back in Tyrus’ face but the stable leaves before anything happens.
WE GET A BRIEF VIGNETTE SAYING THAT MR. M80 IS COMING TO TNA IN 2 WEEKS
GUTCHECK CHALLENGE MATCH FOR A TNA CONTRACT: PEPPER PARKS DEFEATS BEAUREGARD
MATCH # 5-JOKERS WILD SERIES
Eli Drake comes out to the ring accompanied by Rebel who also joins the commentators. Next, The Pope’s music begins to play as he hops out of the commentary booth to join his partner Eli Drake. Rebel will commentate the match and talk about how she is now an item with Eli Drake, and that he is the King and he also needs someone to have his best interests involved and that is her.
ELI DRAKE & THE POPE DEFEAT BOBBY ROODE & ABYSS. ROODE & ABYSS CANNOT CO-EXIST.
-An advertisement by Josh Matthews and Pope promoting a live show for Sacrifice on 4/18 is shown.
-Maria is back out as she introduces Mike Bennett. Bennett cuts a promo saying that he will win Joker’s Wild and become the man who wrestles for the TNA championship at Slammiversary but there is plenty of time before the PPV, and the fact is he is the # 1 contender right now. Bennett states that he has beaten Drew Galloway in two different matches already and that Galloway needs to do the right thing and forfeit his briefcase to him. Galloway does not come out. Bennett says he will not be ignored for Bobby Lashley and he will get what is his shortly.
MATCH # 6: JAMES STORM DEF CRAZZY STEVE
-Robbie E vignette. Robbie is seen traveling. He mentions that he is headed to Orlando right now. He talks about how ONO Live made him go home and evaluate himself. He says that he is a reformed party animal, and that it’s time to be himself and make a real mark in TNA now. Robbie talks about how his name is Robert Edgar Strauss but he was always called Robert Edgar growing up and it stuck with him. He said he was so wrapped up in the Jersey Shore garbage he started going by Robbie E instead. Robbie says he has to get back to Orlando so that he can make the Jokers Wild matches and win the belt at Slammiversary.
MATCH # 7: EC3 & JEFF HARDY DEFEAT THE TERROR TWINS. Bram & EY start brawling after the match is over with.