Triple H, October 2011:
“When I grew up, I hated Hogan. I thought he was terrible and didn’t like to watch him. I was like Punk in a way. I liked the Steamboats and Flairs and the ones that could go. Would I be right in saying that Hogan was the wrong guy to go with, and they should’ve changed directions and gone with Steamboat because he was the better wrestler? Ludicrous.” - Triple H. October, 2011.
TNA Old School 2014
Monday, March 10, 2014
BFG 2013 was here.
TNA OLD SCHOOL 2014
TNA World Title: Austin Aries d. Jeff Hardy
Tag Titles: Bad Influence no contest Future Endeavors (Angle/Bubba)
X Title: Samoa Joe (w/Roode and Storm) d. Sanjay Dutt
Bobby Roode d. Robby E
James Storm d. Jesse Godderz
Chris Sabin no contest Ken Kennedy
Joe Park d. Tommy Dreamer
Bro Mans d. Magnus/EC3
In this build there's alliance consolidation. Future Endeavors (Angle/Bubba/Jeff) was able to keep hold of the TNA Title, and they get Kennedy back from injury. We saw the Horsemen double at BFG, with both Storm and Sting joining - they do a full beatdown of Chavo in the build, with Sting joining in, ending his run with the promotion. Sting had been seen as the unifying veteran leader by all of TNA in fighting Future Endeavors, his picking a side, joining the Horsemen, did not sit well with Daniels/Kazarian/Sabin, and their tentative understanding is blown apart. Sabin officially joins Bad Influence, under the theory that they need numbers to compete.
Who doesn't have any numbers is the number one contender, Aries, without a friend in the world, which seems to suit him just fine.
Taking us to this show; there's an angle at the top - we've got a tape "minutes ago" to begin the show; it's two shadowy figures killing Sting. It's a full kill, this writes him out of the company. The question is - whodunnit?
BroMans goes over Magnus/EC3 in an upset of heel teams to begin the night; winners will go on to face members of the Horsemen later on. Joe Park wins a garbage match over a mystery opponent, Dreamer, Park is nerdy lawyer who, when the blood starts flowing, turns into crazy man Abyss.
Sabin, from BI, faces Kennedy, from FE - but both are wiped out by by Storm and Roode.
Roode takes the mic - says they don't know if it was FE or BI that killed Sting dead earlier tonight - so that means everyone will pay the price until the culprit comes forward.
They then take it out on Bro Mans in the singles matches, really ugly beatings.
Joe then punishes Dutt to keep his X Title - Roode and Storm join him in the ring postmatch to wait for the tag opponents; Angle and Bubba come first and they never make it to the ring - the Horsemen meet them on the ramp - Daniels and Kazarian soon join - all three sides in a wild brawl that never becomes a match and results in all of the men being kicked out of the building.
Leading to the title match, which obviously will be one on one since the alliances are all gone - and it is until it isn't, when two men, dressed all in black, come to ring after a spot that found Jeff on the floor, and they wipe him out, Jeff's able to survive momentarily, but Aries is too strong, and he goes over, retaking the belt.
Postmatch, the two men hit the ring - they unmask - it's the American Wolves - all three men hit the buckles as the Wolves music hits - Austin Aries is the new TNA Champion - Austin Aries is an American Wolf.
TNA comes back for Lockdown when we get real world Slammiversary. The main event - an Elimination Chamber match for the TNA World Title.
But I'll be back in April for Wrestlemania 29; Bryan Danielson defending the WWF Title against Brock Lesnar.