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"We have no other choice!"

"Yes we do, what do you mean!? The choices are obvious! Remain true to who we are and rebuild a great brand that is World Championship Wrestling, or... Or become something else. Something nobody recognizes. Something that nobody cares about. You can't convince me otherwise! You can't convince me that nobody cares about WCW! Because they do! They may think it sucks, but they do! They care! And they love it! They love the history! They love the-"

"Oh stop right there Ric! I don't want to hear it anymore! WCW is dead! It's dead and done and other with and I can't stand hearing about it anymore! Nobody bought WCW Ric, don't you convince yourself that. Nobody bought the history. Nobody bought the honors. I didn't put together the team I did under the premise of performing fiscal CPR! Times change Ric, I don't know what else to say about it. It's a new millennium partner. And you better strap in now, because the more you resist the change the harder the fall is going to be. And who am I to say that you pal, come on, you've seen it all! You've seen them all rise and fall."

"What you are trying to say Eric!? That I'm a falling star!?"

"No! I'm not saying that Ric! I'm not saying that at all. What I am saying is that you are a rocket, you are a star that was born from the solar explosion that was WCW! But that nebula is dead, quit looking back at it through your telescope Ric! It's time to look forward! The future is just a second away!"

"Hey! Watch it! You're swerving! Keep your eye on the road!"

"The road?"

"Yeah! You're driving you freakin' idiot!"

"Ric, where we are going, we don't need... roads..."



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Mercer University Center
Monday, Week 1, May, 2001
3,168 in attendance
Overall Rating: C+
TV Rating: 0.98


[7:00-7:15]

Viewers are welcomed to the first ever edition of TNA Impact!, hosted by Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash.

[MATCH] In a decent first match for TNA history, Billy Kidman acommpanied by his wife Torrie Wilson defeated Elix Skipper in 5:57 by pinfall with a Shooting Star Press. [C]
- Strong start to the show, got the crowd buzzing.
- Kidman: C, Skipper: C-

[ANGLE] A video package plays debuting the concept of the TNA X-Division, where only the most elite of professional wrestling’s in-ring talent compete to be called the the best in the world in the X-Division champion. Yeah... We’ll believe it when we see it... [D]

[7:15-7:30]

[ANGLE] A pre-taped segment featuring Buff Bagwell plays where he proclaims that we all really know what TNA stands for, and that it will soon also stand for Buff “The Stuff”. Not sure if that made any sense... [C-]

[ANGLE] A hype video for the new “TNA Team Trios” title and division is played. It essentially combines all of the old fast-paced action highlights of the past few years of WCW, combined with clips of some of its soon to be contenders training for competition. Hastly put together but serves its purpose. [C]
- Got the crowd hotter, Steiner came out looking excellent, Finlay performed poorly.

[7:30-7:45]

[MATCH] In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Rey Misterio Jr., Sean O'Haire and Hugh Morrus defeated Scott Steiner, Fit Finlay and Mike Sanders in 10:19 when Rey Misterio Jr. defeated Fit Finlay by pinfall with a Springboard Hurracanrana. [B-]
- Got the crowd buzzing.
- Steiner: B+, Misterio Jr.: B-, Finlay: C, Morrus: C, O’Haire: C-, Sanders: D+

[7:45-8:00]

[MATCH] In a bout that had a decent reaction from the crowd but sub-par wrestling, Buff Bagwell and Jeff Jarrett defeated The Mamalukes in 9:06 when Buff Bagwell defeated Big Vito by pinfall with a Yellow Jacket Suplex. [C+]
- Jarrett and Bagwell have zero chemistry working together.
- Jarrett: C-, Bagwell: D+, Vito: E+, Johnny: E+

[ANGLE] Buff Bagwell and Jeff Jarrett are celebrating their win together when Jarrett breaks predictability and attacks Bagwell for some unspecified reason! Jarrett delivers a beatdown to Bagwell who receives a modest response from the fans.

[8:00-8:15]

[ANGLE] Another pre-taped backstage segment, this time featuring Mike Awesome accompanied by Stacy Keibler. It’s Keibler who really does most of the talking, proclaiming Awesome is the new best thing in professional wrestling and he will take TNA by storm. [C+]
- Awesome and Keibler did not click at all.
- Keibler’s performance was good.

[MATCH] In a decent match, Dustin Rhodes and Mike Awesome defeated Chuck Palumbo and Road Warrior Animal in 11:34 when Mike Awesome defeated Road Warrior Animal by pinfall with an Awesome Bomb. [C]
- Awesome and Keibler are a very poor combination and didn’t click at all.
- Awesome: C, Rhodes: C, Palumbo: C-, Animal: D+

[8:15-8:30]

[ANGLE] Ric Flair makes his first appearance in the company known as TNA. He gives the fans a good bit of nostalgia before finally succumbing to the statement that he is not sure what is future is in TNA but hopes it’s one that keeps his spirit and the spirit of professional wrestling alive! [A]

[ANGLE] A pre-taped vignette plays, centered around Kevin Nash, who is depicted in scenes of daily life, not finding any value or any meaning in any of it. Voice-overs he provides find him questioning his existence, and what the meaning of life and his career truly is. We eventually find ourselves with an understanding that Nash is beginning a pursuit for greater enlightenment, for whatever that is worth... [A]

[8:30-8:45]

[MATCH] In a decent match, Kevin Nash and Kanyon defeated Alex Wright and Mark Jindrak in 8:39 when Kevin Nash defeated Alex Wright by pinfall with a Jacknife Power Bomb. [C]
- Nash: B-, Kanyon: C+, Jindrakl D+, Wright: D+

[ANGLE] Our first we see of Diamond Dallas Page in TNA. He promises he will do whatever he can to stay true to his fans and become the best champion he can be. An endearing presentation of DDP. [A]

[8:45-9:15]

[MATCH] In a bout that had great heat and decent wrestling, Diamond Dallas Page and Sting defeated Rick Steiner and Shane Douglas in 17:45 when Diamond Dallas Page defeated Rick Steiner by pinfall with a Diamond Cutter. [C+]
- DDP: C+, Sting: C+, Douglas: C, Steiner: C-

[ANGLE] After their win, Sting and DDP take to the mic and thank you the people for attending the first ever TNA Impact Sting promises that he is “all in” on TNA Wrestling and that he hopes they are too. DDP says that as long as the people are there with them, they will be there for them no matter if it's with WCW, TNA wrestling, or wherever their fortunes may bring them! [A]

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The first edition of TNA Impact! was said to be a nightmare behind the scenes. Numerous reports coming in of talent arriving at the building with absolutely no idea where to be or what to do. Needless to say, no one had much of if any idea as to how they would be used in any story told on air. It’s obvious the company highlighted stars like Diamond Dallas Page, Sting, Ric Flair, and a few others, but as to how much is to come out of this rushed debut episode is unclear. The company’s first pay-per-view is set to take place this Sunday, as TNA Genesis is set to take place at the Sunshine Pavillion in Orlando, FL. Despite that, sales for the event appear to be fairly healthy, with reports coming back that the company is expecting a gate well over one-hundred thousand dollars. Seems like tough momentum to maintain if it turns out to be the case. Ditching the World Championship Wrestling name may not bode well for the new TNA start-up, if that even is what it can be considered.

The complete rebrand has reportedly shocked a lot of guys backstage. As expected, it's coming from the veteran side of things. Guys who made their name with WCW, or back in the Crockett days. A lot of connections many feel are being treated with disrespected; disregarded as unworthy of connection to and feelings for. I would tend to agree with that argument with an emotional sentiment, but there is also something very tainted about the idea and image of World Championship Wrestling. The past few years are as unkind as has been written about and said of. With the contracts in place as they are, there is not much Fusient Media Ventures can do to salvage what is left of a processing WCW-system. Some may say it is valiant to attempt such an en devour, others will simply say it's stupid. Only time will tell, but the mountain ahead sure looks steep.

Some in the WWF are said to have been discussing the event backstage at WWF RAW is WAR, as TNA Impact! took place live on FX! beginning at 7:00 PM EST. This put the RAW production an hour later, which gave some people an opportunity to catch the show. While most are keeping to themselves and have shown no interest in reviewing or discussing the product, there are said to be a select few who boasted about how awful the product was and what a piss poor attempt the show is compared to the superior product the WWF. Not much to be surprised about here, but TNA is hardly on anyone's radar at this point.

Neilsen ratings came in for the first edition of Impact, bordering with a 0.98 rating. There isn’t much to say as expectations could hardly be reproached. Meanwhile, WWF RAW boasted a 14.98 rating. I think that a lot in terms of how to really feel about this “first edition of TNA Impact!”. Not much.

Mexican independent star Super Crazy has reportedly cut a deal with TNA wrestling. His direction at this point is obviously vague but we may soon have an idea of when we can expect to see him on programming as the days come by.

Former ECW star Rob Van Dam has been telling friends he reached a deal with TNA wrestling. Having not received an offer from the WWF following the demise of his home-promotion, RVD appears to be chomping at the bit to achieve some sort of stability in his career, agreeing to a short-term deal with TNA. He is expected to be available come TNA Genesis.

Chavo Guerrero Jr. will reportedly be undergoing a major gimmick change. This is one of potentially many gimmick changes people are saying there have been talks of. Chavo, apparently in the eyes of upper management, is not fit to simply be himself on television so they are putting him under a mask. Something along the lines of a Spanish bull, we are not too sure other than his name will simply be: El Toro.

Another signing reported is newcomer Monty Brown. Not much is known about the guy accept he is a former NFL player from Detroit. A Brown from Detroit, can’t say I will be expecting much if they put this guy in the Super Bowl slot...

Jushin Thunder Liger has apparently agreed to a one-night stint with TNA wrestling. This comes just a day before the pay-per-view set to take place in Orlando, FL.
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TNA Genesis LIVE on Pay-Per-View
Sunday, Week 1, May 2001
From Orlando, FL

Prediction Contest

X-Division Highlight Match
Billy Kidman vs. El Toro (Chavo Guerrero Jr.) vs. Shane Helms

TNA X-Division Title Match - Ultimate X Match
Cash vs. Elix Skipper vs. Jamie Knoble vs. Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rey Misterio Jr.

TNA Debut Match
Monty Brown vs. Rob Van Dam

TNA Team Trios Title Match
Bam Bam Bigelow, Hugh Morrus, & Sean O'Haire vs. Fit Finlay, Rick Steiner, & Shane Douglas

TNA Gauntlet for the Gold Match
Last two men standing face for the TNA World Heavyweight Title
Participants will include Diamond Dallas Page, Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, Sting, and six others yet to be announced...

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match
G4TG Last Man Standing vs. G4TG Final Gauntlet Entry

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Interesting twist, love the photoshop

X-Division Highlight Match
Billy Kidman vs. El Toro (Chavo Guerrero Jr.) vs. Shane Helms
New Gimmick? Go over.

TNA X-Division Title Match - Ultimate X Match
Cash vs. Elix Skipper vs. Jamie Knoble vs. Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rey Misterio Jr.

TNA Debut Match
Monty Brown vs. Rob Van Dam
... This could be a trap.

TNA Team Trios Title Match
Bam Bam Bigelow, Hugh Morrus, & Sean O'Haire vs. Fit Finlay, Rick Steiner, & Shane Douglas
Trios titles are real hard, so I'm guessing you'll need some time to properly develop it.

TNA Gauntlet for the Gold Match
Last two men standing face for the TNA World Heavyweight Title
Participants will include Diamond Dallas Page, Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, Sting, and six others yet to be announced...

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match
Sting vs. Jeff Jarrett
It is TNA, right?
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Good first show; I really enjoyed that!

X-Division Highlight Match
Billy Kidman vs. El Toro (Chavo Guerrero Jr.) vs. Shane Helms

TNA X-Division Title Match - Ultimate X Match
Cash vs. Elix Skipper vs. Jamie Knoble vs. Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rey Misterio Jr.

TNA Debut Match
Monty Brown vs. Rob Van Dam

TNA Team Trios Title Match
Bam Bam Bigelow, Hugh Morrus, & Sean O'Haire vs. Fit Finlay, Rick Steiner, & Shane Douglas

TNA Gauntlet for the Gold Match
Last two men standing face for the TNA World Heavyweight Title
Participants will include Diamond Dallas Page, Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, Sting, and six others yet to be announced...

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match
Nash vs Jarrett
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X-Division Highlight Match
Billy Kidman vs. El Toro (Chavo Guerrero Jr.) vs. Shane Helms

TNA X-Division Title Match - Ultimate X Match
Cash vs. Elix Skipper vs. Jamie Knoble vs. Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Rey Misterio Jr.

TNA Debut Match
Monty Brown vs. Rob Van Dam

TNA Team Trios Title Match
Bam Bam Bigelow, Hugh Morrus, & Sean O'Haire vs. Fit Finlay, Rick Steiner, & Shane Douglas

TNA Gauntlet for the Gold Match
Last two men standing face for the TNA World Heavyweight Title
Participants will include Diamond Dallas Page, Kevin Nash, Jeff Jarrett, Sting, and six others yet to be announced...

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match
G4TG Last Man Standing vs. G4TG Final Gauntlet Entry
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TNA Genesis
Sunshine Pavilion, Orlando, FL
Sunday, Week 1, May 2001

6,098 in attendance
Overall Rating: C-
PPV Rating: 0.14 ($208,125)


[8:00 - 8:15]

[X-DIVISION HIGHLIGHT MATCH] In a decent match to kick off the first ever TNA pay-per-view, Billy Kidman defeated Shane Helms and El Toro (Chavo Guerrero Jr.) in 9:46 when Billy Kidman defeated El Toro by pinfall with a Shooting Star Press. [C+]
- Got the show off to a strong start and got the crowd hotter.
- Kidman: C+, Toro: C+, Helms: C

[ANGLE] A hype video begins playing for Rey Misterio Jr., highlighting his high-flying abilities and hoping to project him as not only a fan favorite but also one of the best wrestlers in the world. The X-Division will supposedly be filled with stars with Rey Misterio... [C]
- Got the crowd hotter.

[8:15 - 8:45]

[TNA X-DIVISION TITLE – ULTIMATE X MATCH] In the first ever Ultimate X match that had decent wrestling but didn't have much heat, Rey Misterio Jr. defeated AJ Styles, Jamie Knoble, Elix Skipper, Shannon Moore and Cash in 20:54 when Rey Misterio Jr. retrieved the TNA X-Division Championship hanging in the middle of the ring. Rey Misterio Jr. wins the TNA X Division title. [C-]
- This match went too long given its aim.
- Skipper was really off his game.
- Misterio: B-, Styles: C, Cash: C-, Noble: C-, Moore: D+, Skipper: D+
- Cash was visibly upset that Skipper botched a move.

[8:45 - 9:00]

[ANGLE] A hype video begins playing showing some of the out-of-ring abilities achiveable by both Monty Brown and Rob Van Dam. For Brown, pictures of his time spent playing football are featured, as well as clips of him performing non-contact drills on an empty field. RVD, on the other hand, is touted for his ECW-days and his agile ability. Certainly a clash of styles and persona. [D+]

[TNA DEBUT SHOWCASE] In a decent match which showcased much of the ECW veteran, Monty Brown defeated Rob Van Dam in 13:39 by pinfall with a Pounce. [C]
- RVD: C, Brown: D+

[9:00 - 9:15]

[ANGLE] A video package is displayed hyping up the concept of the “TNA Team Trios” championship and potential division. The package reinforces the idea that six-man competition is as action-packed as professional wrestling can get and that TNA will feature some of the greatest six-man matches in wrestling history. This video package also features the men to come in the following title match. [D+]

[TNA TEAM TRIOS TITLE] In a decent six-man tag match, Bam Bam Bigelow, Hugh Morrus and Sean O'Haire defeated Rick Steiner, Shane Douglas and Fit Finlay in 12:56 when Sean O'Haire defeated Rick Steiner by pinfall with The Widow Maker. Bam Bam Bigelow, Hugh Morrus and Sean O'Haire win the TNA Team Trios titles. [C+]
- Douglas: C+, Bigelow: C, Morrus: C, Finlay: C, Steiner: C, O’Haire: C-

[9:15 - 9:45]

[TNA GAUNTLET FOR THE GOLD] The first ever TNA Gauntlet for the Gold started off with two men Buff Bagwell and Dustin Rhodes. They slobber knocked it out until Dustin defeated Bagwell in 2:08 by pinfall with a small package to the surprise of the entire crowd!

Next out the gate was Kanyon, who gave Rhodes a fair showing but was eventually eliminated when Dustin defeated Kanyon after 5:41 by pinfall with a piledriver.

The third man to enter was Jeff Jarrett, who took a long time to actually touch-up with Rhodes, but eventually took the upper-hand after hitting Dustin with a low blow from behind. This led to Jarrett defeating Dustin after 8:21 by pinfall after a low blow.

With Jarrett celebration it was an opportune time for Diamond Dallas Page to steal his thunder. The fans tremendous boos for Jarrett turned into the biggest pop of the night as DDP made his way to the ring. Jarrett sold well for DDP, who threw him in and out and nearly upside down of the ring. A perfect segment for fans who enjoy watching Jeff Jarrett get this ass handed to him. DDP defeated Jarrett after 11:18 by pinfall after a Diamond Cutter.

Out next for DDP was an even larger challenge than Jarrett, “Big Sexy” Kevin Nash. The new entry, however, seemed off his game as he lost his early advantage on DDP and never really regained his momentum. Eventually, DDP defeated Nash after 15:19 by pinfall after a Diamond Cutter through a table in the middle of the ring. (thanks Kanyon)

At this point DDP was on fire, standing over the fallen body of Kevin Nash as he awaited the seventh participant in the Gauntlet for the Gold competition. He couldn’t have drawn a worse prospect as the time in another big man, Mike Awesome. It was DDP and Awesome who may have stolen the show, going at it for a solid ten minutes before DDP slid out of another Mike Awesome powerbomb attempt, catching him with a Diamond Cutter after getting pu:shed off the ropes. Come the sixth bell of the match, DDP defeated Awesome after 18:23 by pinfall after a Diamond Cutter.

Exhausted, DDP’s face showed it all as the eighth entrant of the night made his way out. Scott Steiner. Flexing his muscles the entire way down to the ring, Steiner had no problem taking his time to get to work, as Page seemed pretty exhausted from what he had endured so far. Steiner took the advantage early on, but allowed his show-gloating manner to take away from the objective at hand, with Page eventually taking the victory after 23:42 following a jumping DDT on top of a chair!

Now came the ninth participate, whom the announcers finished speculating on as soon as the image of a Scorpion took to the screen. The fans erupted for their second biggest pop of the night as Sting made his way to the ring with some fire in his step. The announcers both cited their respect for both men, as Page and Sting didn’t hold back from the get-go. After exchanging some blows, Sting took the upper-hand and delivered an atypical Sting display. After a few Stinger Splashes, DDP was on the ropes. However, the referee gets caught in the final Sting Splash attempt, taking him out of action for the time being. Soon after, we see our first images of Ric Flair who is seen hitting the ring in-gear attire and attempting to get a rise out of the referee. Sting approaches Flair with a desperate ire, though slightly confused by Flair’s presence. The man he seemingly called his friend didn’t feign a step, and delivered a big right hand to Sting. The Scorpion’s painted face then turned crimson, as it became very apparent that Flair was wearing brass knuckles! Sting can do nothing as both DDP and the referee regain the energy required for Page to hit a Diamond Cutter on Sting to earn another victory by pinfall after 29:46. [B-]


[9:45 - 10:15]

[TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE] And just like that Flair’s entrance music hit and provided for an uncomfortable scene as Flair, already in the ring, ascended on DDP and delivered a hearty beatdown. Flair basked in the ire of the fans, who were upset to watch “The Nature Boy” treat DDP in such a manner. He even took to the microphone in the middle of the match, giving the fans a taste of what he thought of them, considering their reaction was so welcoming for him. And perhaps it didn’t surprise many, but DDP eventually rallies back, catching Flair off guard and eventually luring him into his classic Flair apologies. That wouldn’t hold DDP back though, as he eventually got himself out of a final Figure Four-Leglock attempt and took to catching Flair in a Diamond Cutter! And just like that, he had done it, Diamond Dallas Page defeated Ric Flair in 14:26 by pinfall with a Diamond Cutter. Diamond Dallas Page wins the TNA World Heavyweight title. [B-]
- DDP and Flair have great chemistry.
- DDP: B-, Flair: C+

[10:15 - 10:30]

[ANGLE] Left standing on top of it all, the fans were on their feet as Diamond Dallas Page was handed the title belt and declared the first ever TNA World Heavyweight champion! He took to each turnbuckle and gave the fans his thanks before getting on the microphone and promising the fans that with him as TNA World Heavyweight champion, the sky is the limit for DDP and TNA wrestling! [A]

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Not sure if there is much to say about TNA’s first pay-per-view, TNA Genesis. There really wasn’t too much you could consider action-packed, let alone title it something along the lines of “T-N-A". At this rate, what was the point of dropping the World Championship Wrestling moniker? Seems like someone captured what we knew as WCW and transported it into some alternate reality where the presentation is attempting it to seem more fast-paced, action-packed... Like a poor attempt at a Steve Seagull rip-off at this rate. While there is much about what is being done that can be applauded, like keeping Bischoff off screen and pushing newer concepts, there’s just too much about it that seems like a WCW-lite, but with the exact same guys. And again, that’s not forgetting their push of guys like Rey Misterio Jr. and Rob Van Dam who are both sharing a decent amount of camera time. Either way, TNA Genesis was really nothing to write home about, akin to many of the latest WCW pay-per-views, except with less content. The pay-per-view seemed squeezed into two and a half hours as though they were trying to make a cut, although they could have definitely gone longer. The buy rate wasn’t completely miserable for a product with no-name value, but you can’t imagine many were left satisfied with their wallet’s spend. The show seemed like it revolved around one thirty-minute match crowned the “Gauntlet for the Gold” match. Last man standing after nine guys awaits the tenth and then those two face off for the TNA World Heavyweight championship. That’s right, they did away with the old World Heavyweight title, but that’s a topic for another discussion. Diamond Dallas Page walked away the winner after outlasting four guys, finally reaching his final foe in Ric Flair. DDP outlasted Flair after a final fifteen minutes to walk away the champion.

The new venture in TNA got off to a bad start early on in the show when they received word two hours before the show start that Jushin Thunder Liger wasn't going to make it to the venue. With weather holding up his connecting flight in San Francisco, there was no way Liger was going to make the last-minute booking. The company disclosed the news before his expected entry in the company's title match for their X-Division championship. The match itself featured an interesting concept, with a roped "X" crossing the middle of the ring hanging above held up by two four large supporting corner posts; the title belt hanging in the balance. Object of the match is to unhook the belt from the X and secure the victory. The company really invested a lot into the match and it almost stunk up the joint. Twenty minutes was way too long for a match that nobody really seemed to care much about. Seeing Liger in the affair certainly would have been an intriguing watch, but we were unfortunately robbed of that special moment by Mother Nature.

Much of the booking thus far is causing heat with a lot of guys backstage, mainly those previously involved in big angle programs in WCW who now find themselves either jobbing to smaller, younger guys or not getting any television time at all. For what it's worth, it doesn't seem like Bischoff is budging or plans on budging anytime soon, which should be taken as good news for professional wrestling, with a grain of salt.
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TNA Impact!
Sunshine Pavilion, Orlando, FL
Monday, Week 2, May 2001

2,692 in attendance
Overall Rating: C+
TV Rating: 0.96


[7:00-7:15]

[ANGLE] Ric Flair comes out and says last night was a moment he will never forget. Flair says he loves professional wrestling, he loved WCW. He loved the NWA days. He loved being a champion. But perhaps last night was the end for the Nature Boy. He was the last of ten of the best, ten of the best in pro wrestling. He had the most rest, the highest odds, and still, he couldn’t close it out against a guy like Diamond Dallas Page, who defeated four men before him to outlast and become the first ever TNA World Heavyweight champion. DDP says he’s a man of the people, and that’s why the people are happy for him. But Ric Flair was never a man of the people. He’s a man of high class. Prestige. Oligarchy. Rights of man that few and far between have the honor of enacting.

But its always the leader of the masses that have stolen moments from Flair his entire career. Guys like Dusty Rhodes. Harley Race. Ricky Steamboat. DDP, however, is even worse then all the men that came before him. But unlike those before him, this time, Flair isn’t going to take care of the problem himself. He’s always traveled in packs. And while this man may be only one, he knows he is the perfect man to take care of his “Diamond Dallas Problem”, Mike Awesome! The man aforementioned makes his way to the ring and joins Flair beside him. It doesn’t take long for DDP to make his presence known as Page takes to the ring and joins both Awesome and Flair face-to-face. This may have been a poor choice, as choice words lead to fists and wrists being flown from every which way. The champ, unsurprisingly, finds himself at odds in a two-on-one situation. [B rating]

This angle:
- Got show off to strong start and got crowd hotter.
- The performance of DDP was good.


[ANGLE] Perhaps to everyone’s surprise, however, Sting runs down the ramp and clears the ring of the Nature Boy and Awesome. He seems quite angry with what he just saw, eventually delivering the TNA World Heavyweight championship belt into the hands of the fallen, but not defeated champion. Page and Sting appear to exchange words before the cameras take us to break. [B rating]

[7:15-7:30]

[MATCH] In a bout that had good wrestling but was certainly meant to give RVD the spotlight, Rob Van Dam defeated El Toro (Chavo Guerrero Jr. in 9:05 by pinfall with a Frog Splash. [C+ rating]

This match:
- RVD: B-, Toro: C+


[ANGLE] Jushin Thunder Liger hype video plays before this match with Rey Misterio Jr. [E- rating]

[7:30-7:45]

[TNA X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP] In a bout that had good wrestling and a decent reaction from the crowd, Rey Misterio Jr. © defeated Jushin Thunder Liger in 15:32 by pinfall with a Springboard Hurracanrana. Rey Misterio Jr. makes defence number 1 of his TNA X Division title. [C+ rating]

This match:
- Got the crowd buzzing.
- Misterio Jr. Came out looking good.
- Misterio: B, Liger: D+


[ANGLE] After his victory, Billy Kidman joins the celebration with Rey Misterio Jr. in the ring, helping raise his hand after a minute of celebration has occurred. But as Misterio Jr. turned around once more to face his friend, Kidman decks Misterio Jr. with the TNA X-Division belt! Kidman continues a beatdown as the fans immediately show disapproval. After a minute or two, Jushin Thunder Liger is the one who saves Misterio Jr. from further embarrassment, sending Kidman off and running and helping the man who just defeated him to his feet. [D+ rating]

This angle:
- Torrie Wilson helped Kidman during this segment.
- Kidman turned heel and the turn went pretty well.
- Got the crowd hotter.
- Liger performed poorly.


[7:45-8:00]

[ANGLE] Rob Van Dam is backstage being interviewed by Scott Hudson in regards to his loss at TNA Genesis in his TNA debut against another debutant, Monty Brown. RVD says that loss won’t define him and that the millions and millions of fans that chant “R-V-”... before he can finish, Monty Brown pounces him from off-camera! Brown beats down RVD backstage, sending a brutal message to all TNA fans watching. Staff backstage eventually breaks up the scuffle but the damage appears to have been done. [C- rating]

This angle:
- Brown looked good, while Hudson looked lost.


[MATCH] In an extremely short match, Monty Brown drew with Norman Smiley in 4:25 after interference by Rob Van Dam which led to the referee calling match. RVD paid no attention to Norman Smiley, but rather, focused entirely on delivering absolute revenge on Monty for his attack earlier, and perhaps, his defeat at TNA Genesis. This is a side of RVD we perhaps have never seen? [D+ rating]

This match:
- Brown is getting better at his gimmick.
- Brown and Smiley showed pretty good chemistry together.
- Brown: C-, Smiley: C-


[8:00-8:15]

[ANGLE] Kevin Nash is found somewhere in Chinatown, viewing the local culture and attempting to embrace any sense of peace and nirvana he can find in the cheap marketplace. He eventually comes across Kaz Hayashi and Yang who maneuver him into a brothel house where Nash is convinced he will find what he is seeking. Absurdity persists as Nash finds himself in a plethora of compromising situations with Hayashi and Yang, before the segment ends on a punch line of Nash referencing the famous Wizard of Oz line, “Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore!” [D+ rating]

This angle:
- Nash was the real star in this segment.
- Hayashi has major problems due to the language barrier, and did not come out of this looking so good.


[TEAM TRIOS MATCH] In a bout that had a decent reaction from the crowd but sub-par wrestling, Kevin Nash and Jung Dragons defeated Mike Sanders and Jindrak & Stasiak in 9:04 when Kevin Nash defeated Mike Sanders by pinfall with a Jacknife Power Bomb. [D+ rating]

This match:
- This match did its job, giving the crowd a breather.
- Nash came out of this looking good.
- Nash: C, Sanders: D+, Stasiak: D-, Yang: D-, Jindrak: E+, Hayashi: E-


[8:15-8:30]

[ANGLE] Interview with the first ever TNA Team Trios champions: Bam Bam Bigelow, Hugh Morrus, and Sean O’Haire. Scott Hudson says that now they find themselves as champions, shouldn’t they have a name to go by? Bigelow, Morrus, and O’Haire all seem completely perplexed by the idea of even having a team name. They eventually make their way to the ring to defend the six-man match titles won the night before. [D rating]

This angle:
- Hudson underperformed.


[MATCH] In a bout that had great heat and good wrestling, Scott Steiner defeated Bam Bam Bigelow in 13:04 by pinfall with a Frankensteiner following interference from Jeff Jarrett. It has become very apparent that Jarrett and Scott Steiner have rekindled an old friendship, but there are others who will have none of it... [C+ rating]

This match:
- Got the crowd hotter.
- Steiner; B, Bigelow: C-


[8:30-9:00]

[ANGLE] After the match, Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner continue their assault on Bam Bam Bigelow, but it doesn’t take long for Bigelow’s trios partners Hugh Morrus and Sean O’Haire make the save! [C+ rating]

This angle:
- Bigelow was underwhelming
- Morrus underperformed
- Steiner looked good.


[MATCH] In a main event tag team bout that had great heat and good wrestling, Mike Awesome and Ric Flair defeated Diamond Dallas Page and Sting in 19:52 when Mike Awesome defeated Sting by pinfall with a handful of tights. The finish certainly is surprising but DDP and Sting were definitely beaten and bruised by the end of things. Awesome displayed a lot of power in this match, and ended up looking like the real guy to beat when all was said and done. Flair, meanwhile, showed his age here. Perhaps it was the length of the match that did him no favors. [C+ rating]

This match:
- Flair was clearly a weak link.
- Got the crowd hotter.
- DDP: B-, Sting: B-, Awesome: C+, Flair: C-


[9:00-9:15]

[ANGLE] After suffering a bit more at the hands of Awesome and Flair, DDP recovers enough to save Sting from more terror and end the show in the ring standing tall together. [B rating]

This angle:
- Awesome was underwhelming.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Our thoughts on the post-Genesis edition of TNA Impact! coming soon.

- Reports coming in that Bam Bam Bigelow performed under the influence of some sort of substance during Impact. While it wasn't apparent he was impaired backstage, it seemed to show during the live televised event. Bigelow was reportedly fined by TNA for the incident, which apparently caused major issue with his close friend Shane Douglas. This didn't gain much favor with the boys.
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TNA Genesis Prediction Contest Results

Thank you to all who participated!
Hopefully you all like the booking and were just fooled this time!


Winner: Jaded with 3/6 correct
crackerjack with 0/6 correct
Nobby_McDonald with 0/6 correct

Jaded, PM me for your prize!
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Sunday, Week 1, June 2001


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