Previously on… god damn I’ve been doing a lot of these as of late!
AJ Styles had to cheat his way to victory as he was challenged by the “Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Commissioner Hulk Hogan declared that Jeff deserved a rematch at Victory Road and made the match official. If AJ were to be caught cheating again, he would be stripped off the title. AJ began talking to the dangerous alliance of Abyss and Bobby Lashley about having his back against Hardy. It was during a confrontation on Impact between Jeff and AJ when the duo struck. Jeff was left bloodied at the hands of Abyss and Lashley as Styles looked to pick up the scraps at Victory Road!
Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe had the first encounter in their feud at Slammiversary with the match ending in draw after Angle made Joe tap at the same time Angle’s shoulders were down for the three-count. Not satisfied, Joe assaulted Angle post-match. The two were promised a rematch at Victory Road, but Hogan said that the two must work as partners until that event. The two had their ups-and-downs in tag matches on Impact and Impact Extreme, but not real aggressions were had between the two building up to the event. But at Victory Road… all gloves are off.
Sting beat Mr Anderson to a pulp at Slammiversary in their Texas Death match. On the following Impact, Anderson challenged Sting once again. However, he was cut off by the return of Matt Morgan who hit him with the Blue-Print to end the show. Morgan said that he was back in order to take out anyway on his path to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and Anderson was unfortunately the first target for Matt. Sting would also get involved in the thick of things by continue his own personal crusade against Anderson. Anderson went to Hulk’s office and demanded that Morgan and Sting be taken care off. Hogan decided to let Anderson do it himself. At Victory Road, it would be a triple threat match between Anderson, Morgan and Sting. For added incentive, the winner would earn a TNA World Heavyweight Championship match on the following Impact.
Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett beat the tar out of Rhino and Raven at Slammiversary, but it was Raven and Rhino that retained the tag team titles in their match. However, the champions were still embarrassed by the beating they took at the hands of Foley and Jarrett and challenged them to a rematch. They challenged the both of them to a tag team Steel Cage match. Foley and Jarrett responded by assaulting the champions as a clear sign of acceptance for the showdown at Victory Road. Foley said that if he and Jarrett can’t put away Rhino and Raven for good, he might as well retire.
Pre-Show – Kaz def. Stevie Richards
This pre-show is a part of the feud between Bad Influence and the Extreme Coalition faction. Kaz knocked off Stevie because I wanted Kaz over. Stevie was already for some reason, pretty over. So there’s no harm in putting Kaz over in this particular match as he’s a man I want to push alongside Daniels.
Match 1 – “Motor City Machine Guns” Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley def. “Beer Money Inc” Bobby Roode and James Storm
Starting off the show hot and heavy with these two tag teams! The Guns got revenge for Beer Money beating them at Slammiversary, by getting the win here! 95% overall! I think these guys need a killer rubber match at Hard Justice!
Match 2 – Monty Brown (c) def. Christopher Daniels to retain the TNA Global Championship
Again, the feud between the Extreme Coalition and Bad Influence continues! Their Global Champion Brown retains the title against Daniels after Stevie Richards came in to cost Daniels the match. A much better Global title match than the shitty title match from Slammiversary! -.- Great job guys!
Match 3 – Jay Lethal and Jerry Lynn def. Homicide and Hernandez in a hardcore match
The end to this little feud. All these guys are pretty over right now. They’re not significantly over because of it, but they’re definitely up there with the top guys. All of them are at least 80 overness with Lethal at 88. I might have Lethal and Lynn part ways for now, because I have much bigger plans for Lethal and his future!
Match 4 – “Team 3D” Brother Ray and Brother Devon def. Kevin Nash and Eric Young
For the record, Nash and Young are not “The Band”! They’re both heels that just happen to be in an alliance for this particular match! But Team 3D picked up the win in this tag team match. Three tag matches on this show so already! I’m starting to turn into Tommy Long!
Match 5 – Mr Anderson def. Matt Morgan and Sting in a triple threat match to become the number one contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Anderson won this triple threat match, earning a TNA World title match and continuing his new feud with Morgan. Now about Morgan. In EWR, if you’re not using guys frequently, like main-eventers, their morale goes right down. Morgan has like 80+ overness and is an upper-midcarder, but I’ve not really been using him. Therefore, he’s really pissed at me and wants me to start using him more. Had a similar issue with Arn Anderson in the WCW game. So I decided to throw him in a feud with Mr Anderson. Anderson won this round, but Morgan ain’t having any of this stuff.
Match 6 – “Deadly Sin” Raven (c) and Rhino (c) def. Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley in a tag team steel cage match to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship. Mick Foley vows to retire if his team doesn’t win.
This ends the feud between these teams. I wasn’t planning to have it end this early. It was going to go on another month after this. However, I got the alert that Mick Foley was retiring next month! Foley being retired is a big loss for me obviously, but I wanted to give this feud a proper ending. Like I didn’t want Jarrett, Raven and Rhino losing overness because it ended on camera. So I quickly rushed it to end at Victory Road. It’s also the reason why I implemented the “Foley loses, he retires” thing. Raven and Rhino retain the tag titles, Foley’s retired and Jarrett keeps marching on. But everybody was like at least over 95 as far as overness was concerned. All these guys are awesome!
Match 7 – Kurt Angle def. Samoa Joe via DQ
So ANOTHER shady finish to a Joe/Angle match. You guys might not like this, but I think it would be better to have non-finishes in their matches rather than just them trading victories back-and-forth. That’s working well for the Guns and Beer Money, but I wanted to do something different with Angle/Joe. Joe couldn’t put Angle away, so he blasts Angle with the chair for the DQ. Angle comes back to attack Joe and they brawl to the back. Another superb 99% rating from Kurt and Joe. You’ll probably see the clean victory come at Hard Justice and hopefully… 100%!
Match 8 – Jeff Hardy def. AJ Styles (c) to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. If AJ Styles is caught cheating or gets himself disqualified, he is stripped of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
NEW CHAMPION! We have a NEW TNA World Heavyweight Champion! Jeff got the win, but it was pretty controversial. AJ and Jeff have a hell of a match but the ref gets brought down by like AJ throwing the ref into a Whisper In The Wind or something. AJ goes out and grabs a chair which brings out Hogan. Hogan tells him not to use the chair and says he’ll strip him if he does use it. AJ says that Hogan does have the balls to do it and pushes him down. This eventually leads to Hulk Hulkin’ up and AJ turns around to find a hulked-up Hogan. Hogan does his routine and hits the leg drop before exiting the ring. The ref comes back up, only for Jeff to climb to the top and hit the Swanton Bomb for the win.
The only reason I say that it’s controversial is because he forbid AJ from cheating to win and yet he goes and attacks AJ during the match! What’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander. AJ is banned from cheating but yet Hogan interferes to help Jeff win the title. You’ll find out on the next part of this TNA series the fate of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship!