Thanks to our correspondent Michael Craig who attended the TNA Wrestling Impact tapings from Orlando, Florida on Tuesday and sent in notes from the show, which is currently airing now on Spike TV. The show features the return of former WWE Diva Gail Kim in TNA as well as the fall-out from last Sunday’s Bound for Glory pay-per-view:
— The show opens with Sting coming out to the ring, saying that he made a president to TNA President Dixie Carter over a year ago that bringing back Hulk Hogan to professional wrestling was a good idea, but even though we have dealt with a different Hogan for the past year now, we now have the Hulk Hulk that we all know. Out comes Hulk Hogan donning the trademark red and yellow clothing.
Hogan references Eric Bischoff for the rough patches in his life, but says that it all isn’t Bischoff’s fault; he is a grown man and takes responsibility for himself. He says that he knew he had to do the right thing at Bound for Glory when Sting was calling for him to help him and that was his way of righting some of his wrongs. He says he has respect for Sting and thanks him for being there for him. He also thanks the fans and leaves.
Next out is Dixie Carter, who was given back control of TNA at the pay-per-view on Sunday. She admits that Sting was right over a year ago about Hogan when he was talking cryptically to her and that she now wishes she listened to him looking back. She then asks Sting to help her run the company and making the brand “great” again. Sting agrees. Next out is TNA Champion Kurt Angle and he is not happy that Sting has been given power by Carter.
His challenger on Sunday, Bobby Roode, comes out and gets into his face, upset with how their match played out on Sunday. He says he got screwed and the fans start chanting that he did get screwed. Angle agrees that he did screw him out of the title but says when you’re champion, you’ve got to do those types of things to remain champion. Roode wants a rematch for the title and he wants it tonight. He asks Sting to give him the rematch.
Sting is about to grant him the rematch until Angle admits that he put a clause into his contract that stated the Roode can only receive one shot at the title. Roode’s partner James Storm comes out to the ring now and isn’t happy with Angle trying to outsmart Roode. He says he wants the rematch. Sting nods in agreement and later tonight Angle will face Storm.
(1) Brooke Tessmacher & Tara defeated Winter & Angelina Love to retain the TNA Knockout Tag Team Titles.
— Next to the ring is Jeff and Karen Jarrett. Jeff says he is going to take care of the Jeff Hardy problem tonight, which brings out Hardy. Jarrett gives Hardy a chance to leave the ring and leave him alone. He says that Hardy embarrassed him by coming to the ring months back not in condition to compete.
This leads to the two men fighting once again much like they did at the PPV on Sunday, causing security to break things up. After more fighting, Jarrett gets the best of it by giving Hardy a low-blow, giving his wife a kiss and leaving the ring.
(2) Abyss defeated Gunner via countout after Abyss was clearly getting the upperhand and Gunner decided to leave the match by walking out.
— New TNA Knockouts Champion Velvet Sky came out to the ring, talking about her road to winning the championship. Karen Jarrett then comes out to the ring alongside with Traci Brooks. She doesn’t mind that Velvet is champion, but still calls her a “b—h”. She also condemns what Traci did on Sunday night. Security come out and take Traci out of the arena.
Karen tells Velvet that she’ll be getting what’s coming to her. Madison Rayne’s music hits and she comes out to the ring, which causes Velvet to yell at her. Suddenly, former WWE Diva Gail Kim runs in from the crowd and attacks Velvet Sky, returning to the company as a heel. Both Kim and Madison beat down Velvet. Madison, Velvet and Karen all leave happy with what they just did.
— Eric Bischoff comes to the ring in the next segment along with what is left of Immortal: Bully Ray, Scott Steiner and Gunner. He calls out Hulk Hogan, clearly upset with him turning on them Sunday night. Hogan comes out to the ring. He said without him, Hogan wouldn’t even have a job today, noting that after the 80s, no one cared about Hogan or Hulkamania. Bischoff slaps Hogan in the face, but he doesn’t feel anything. Hogan then gives Bischoff the finger point of doom, causing members of Immortal to beat down Hogan.
Out comes Sting with two baseball bats — one for him and one for Hogan. They chase Immortal out of the ring. Bischoff backs up in the ramp, not noticing that his real-life son, Jackson James (the referee) is there. The two collide and Bischoff turns around and begins yelling at his son. James punches his dad in the face and knocks him out. Immortal leaves the arena, not wanting to deal with the baseball holding Sting and Hogan.
(3) James Storm defeated Kurt Angle to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship via a superkick in a ridiculously short match-up. Fortune celebrates the win with beer.
UPDATE: We have also added video footage of the events that transpired directly after Storm won the title.