I am a terrible reviewer, but I will hit the highlights of the show. Most of this stuff is in order from what I can remember.
Show opens with Bischoff in his karate gear and Ric Flair in a suit. They talk about Anderson's "headache" then stroll to the ring. Eric states if Anderson can beat him tonight, he will get a title shot at Turning Point. Then he berates the refree in the JJ/Morgan match from last week for allowing Morgan to be freed first from the handcuffs. After some useless toading from the ref, he gets koed and fired.
Sky and Love talk about Velvet wanting to face Sarita alone. After Velvet leaves, the ghost of Katie appears to Love behind her. Love freaks out, calls her "Creeper" and walks out. Camera goes back to reveal Katie is gone. Sarita vs. Sky was a good match between the two of them with Velvet losing clean. Velvet showed signs of frustration after the match, so hopefully they can build on this feud.
We get a phone call from Anderson who talks to Tazz and Tenay about his concussion. He is still in Green Bay and is going to the Mayo clinic to get checked again. We cut to see RVD accusing EV2.0 of everything under the sun, Fortune walks in to taunt them. Rhyno accidentally spears RVD. This somehow leads to a match with AJ/RVD/Rhyno for the TV title.
A six person mixed tag match between Tara and Generation Me vs. Mickie and Ink Inc. A very good match where Neal plays face in trouble even Tara gets some licks in. A finish comes with a melee between the teams and Moore gets the pin. Tara and Generation Me lay them out after the match.
Fortune walks backstage talking about Kaz vs. Williams Horsemen style tonight. Williams goes to do an interview with Chrissy only to have Anderson's mic drop down on him when Chrissy complains of mic problems. Kaz vs. Williams is a good match although short match with Kaz winning and Flair having to make them shake hands at the end.
RVD/AJ/Rhyno never really got off the ground and AJ won after some mis-communication between Rob and Rhyno. RVD gets into Rhyno's face after the match and somehow this leads to Tommy/RVD at Turning Point. RVD has the paranoid ex-ECW is either genius or annoying as hell, time will tell. I am leaning towards annoying. After all of this JJ is told by Eric to apologize to Joe. JJ cuts a promos saying he did not sell out only bought into Immortal. As he is walking up the ramp, Joe comes up from the ramp like Jaws popping out of the water and proceeds to beat the shit out of Jarrett. Eric's two security guys come out to help Jeff only to get their asses kicked. Jeff flees at Joe hits a Muscle buster on one of them. Great Segment just for the insanity.
Abyss vs. Pope is pretty much a no go when Abyss decides he rather fight the fans. He lays out about five fans before Pope gets on the mic and challenges him to lumberjack match where the fans are the lumberjacks, oh I am sure that will end well. Another backstage segment where Robbie E. promises to win the X-title at Turning point. The Main Event comes with Bischoff forcing JB to announce the entrances and when JB starts to refuse Eric threatens to kick his ass. Lights go out, Anderson's music hits and Morgan pops up from behind Eric. Carbon Footprint, 1-2-3 and we are out. During reaction, Morgan signed the title match instead of Anderson. Not sure how that works legally, but it got HBK into WM XX, so why bitch.
It felt like it needed to be the second show before the PPV instead of the last one. There is really no time to hype Morgan/Jeff which will be either a clusterfuck or a good clash of styles match. Other matches like RVD/Tommy and Pope's stipulation were just thrown out there. Also no time given to 3D/Guns considering its a retirement match. Just not the way you want to go into a PPV. As a show it was better then most Impacts of late.
Morgan/Hardy isn't a bad replacement, but they should have teased this in the last episode. Aren't the Impact episodes taped two at a time? They lost a week to promote the main event. With Hardy's "antichrist" moniker and Anderson's "asshole" gimmick, TNA is doing a fine job picking up the attitude that WWE set aside. I like this edge to the product.
AJ's tattoo is an interesting decision. Yes.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Ugh. SchippeWreck is right about the Ross Report. In fact, someone needs to pay Norm McDonald to read the first half of the Ross Report in his Larry King voice. Let me mix and match from the actual report and the link to show what I mean: