Thanks to Eric for the following TNA Impact tapings from tonight’s show in Orlando. These will air next Thursday, March 24th:
* There’s a whiteboard in the ring with stuff on it as Mr. Anderson opens iMPACT. He comes down with a man he calls Professor Shubert from the University of Green Bay. Anderson talks about the finish last week where “Reefer Van Dam” and him tied. Anderson runs numbers and decides he wants his rematch. Anderson ends up hitting the Mic Check on professor. Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff come out. Bischoff says Anderson hasn’t earned a rematch yet. He has to beat Rob Van Dam first. RVD comes out and eventually Sting comes out. Sting says the network wants him to be the special referee for the Anderson vs. RVD match.
* Mickie James beat Tara and had a staredown with Madison Rayne.
* Okato beat The Pope by DQ when Pope hit him with rings on his hand. Pope attacked the referee after the match and Samoa Joe came out and chased him off. Okato bled pretty bad in this match.
* Ric Flair comes out with Matt Hardy and Brother Ray. He calls them two of the best tag team wrestlers ever. The crowd chants for Fortune and then chants boring. Fortune comes out and they brawl. The lights go out and Abyss appears with a new look. He helps Immortal take out Fortune and they leave them laying.
* Hernandez comes out with Rosita and Sarita and their new partner Esteban, the guy from Victory Road. Hernandez says they are the Mexican American nation and are superior. He says people will soon worship their Mexican flag and brings one down over the American flag. They challenge Devon and Matt Morgan to a street fight
* Hernandez and Esteban beat Matt Morgan and Devon in a street fight. Rosita and Sarita got involved which brought Velvet Sky and Angelina Love out. Angelina looked to be saving Velvet but Winter called her to the back. Morgan tends to Velvet which allows Esteban to pin Devon.
* RVD and Mr. Anderson wrestle with no winner in a #1 contender’s match. Sting was the special enforcer but took over as referee when the first referee went down. Sting and Anderson argued when Anderson wanted RVD counted out after a low blow and Mic Check into the corner. Anderson and Sting ended up fighting until security broke them up.