With Jeff Hardy’s title victory over Mr. Anderson at Against All Odds, Immortal was riding high. Sure, a month ago they needed all the titles in TNA to hold leverage over Dixie Carter’s court battle to regain her company, but despite losing three of the company’s
six four titles (two to defection and one to murder) they seem to be willing to float upon the TNA Heavyweight Championship through to March 3rd in which something will happen. We hope.
But unfortunately for Immortal, Eric Bischoff was informed by “the network” that a match between Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy for the TNA title must take place, and so it was booked. That didn’t sit well with former champion Mr. Anderson who was unwilling to wait for a title match while someone else got a shot, and demanded to be put into the match. Instead, Bischoff put him into the title picture with the statement that if Hardy didn’t retain, Anderson would be unable to prove that he could beat him. We’ll deal with THAT statement later.
Also of note was the return of Ric Flair, who managed to find his way back to the Impact Zone with little to no reasoning over why he had been gone for the past two weeks. After a uncomfortable confrontation with Immortal, he greeted Fortune and told them he was on board with them, and even Iced the three present, and joined them in chugging Smirnoff Ice. James Storm even chugged two. But Flair lived up to his “dirtiest player in the game” moniker when he turned on the group he formed, pushing A.J. Styles off of the top rope in his match against Matt Hardy, giving Hardy the win and left Styles massively pissed off.
At the main event, RVD and Jeff Hardy finally met for a rather basic match with Anderson not playing favorites to either man. The finish came when RVD pushed Hardy into the corner and directly into Anderson (who actually had to dash to get in between them and the corner). Anderson stared down Hardy, who used the distraction to kick RVD in the “yambags” (as Taz would say), which opened him up for a Twist of Hate and Hardy retaining
his face the title. Anderson raised Hardy’s hand, then planted him with a Mic Check. RVD then took the opportunity to yell at Anderson over the missed low blow call and received a Mic Check of his own. And thus we have a cliffhanger.
Rest of the show after the jump.
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