Tremendous Tirades Throwback: TNA Victory Road 2004
We open with an awesome production video playing off of the “genesis” or new beginning of wrestling, so good you got chills when it aired live.
From Universal Studios in Orlando Florida TNA Victory Road begins and our announcers are “The Professor” Mike Tenay and Don “I can sell anything” West!
They run down the card. Earlier today Shane Douglas talked with JJ as he arrived in his limo. JJ says he talked to Hall and he said Nash won’t be here and the King will still be the champ.
On top of the ram is the X-Gauntlet trophy, cool.
Match #1 20-Man X Division Gauntlet, 1 minute intervals.
The first 2 are Kazarian and Sonjay Dutt. They lock up and Kazarian off the ropes and takes down Dutt. Dutt almost to the floor, but back in with a kick then a tornado DDT. Dutt tries to eliminate Kazarian, but he hangs on. #3 is PUMA. Forearms to Dutt, misses a kick and Dutt gets a RANA! Tries to dump Puma, but Kazarian and he double-team Dutt, and Puma connects with a Michinoko Driver. They try to get rid of Dutt, and #4 is L A PARK! The Chairman is here! He dances and takes his time then comes in with the chair and beats on Kazarian, then poses on the chair. LA PARK dance! Kazarian backing and he and PARK duke it out and #5 is Jerrelle Clark. Springboard twisting splash to Kazarian. Puma attacks Clark and Kazarian and PARK duke it out. #6 is Miyamoto. He and Puma go at it right away and an Enziguri to Puma. Clark up top…630 SPLASH TO PUMA! Kazarian nails him with a kick. Crowd is NUTS! #7 is Michael Shane with Traci. Modern Art to Puma by Kazarian and Shane! PUMA IS ELIMINATED! CLARK IS GONE as Kazarian and Shane are dominating and then ELIMINATE MIYAMOTO! #8 is Hector Garza! Kicks for all! Right after Shane now and he and PARK are in control. RANA by Dutt to Kazarian but PARK takes him down. They double team Dutt, they back to Kazarian. #9 is Nosawa. Drop kick to Garza but PARK with a running Enziguri! PARK tries to eliminate Nosawa as Garza and Dutt work over Shane. #10 is Mikey Batts. Stunner to Kazarian, then a kick to the head of Kazarian. Belly to belly by Shane and everyone brawls.
#11 is Alex Shelley. Camel Clutch to Kazarian, but it is broken up. Shelley ELIMINATES DUTT! PARK is ELIMINATED! #12 is Matt Sydal. Standing moonsault to Shelley. Shelley is on the floor and looks hurt, but not eliminated. He is holding his back. #13 is Sonny Siaki. SICK power slam to Sydal. Then Shane! Siaki ELIMINATES NOSAWA! Batts with a leg lariat to Garza, but then Garza ELIMINATES BATTS! #14 is Jason Cross. Head scissors to Siaki. RANA to Siaki! MISSES an Asai twisting moonsault but is able to get a brain buster to Sydal. #15 is Shark Boy. Face buster to Kazarian! Cross works on Sydal as Shelley is still on the floor. Sydal almost eliminated again and Shelley ELIMINATES HIM as he was faking! #16 is Psicosis! He and Garza go at it with some sweet exchanges and Garza gets a back suplex to Psicosis. #17 is D RAY 3000. The Fro is in! AFRO RAMS FOR ALL! Sharky and D Ray charge and miss but Siaki ELIMINATES THEM BOTH! #18 is The Amazing Red! Red is all over Siaki, Shelley goes up top…and is shoved off and ELIMINATED! Psicosis with a sweet spin kick to Cross. Red and Shane still going at it now and Kazarian is still in. #19 is Spanky! He and Kazarian go at it and then Spanky after Shane! Spanky almost out, but he saves himself but EATS a super kick from Shane. #20 is Chris Sabin. HAIL SABIN! Tornado DDT to Shane and he kicks 4 guys before he went down! Siaki fights off Spanky and Sabin but they double clothesline Siaki and HE IS ELIMINATED!
Spanky ELIMINATES SHANE with a RANA! Kazarian is still in after 20-minutes! Tower of Doom Spot…Triple power bomb, superplex tower of doom COMBO! TNA CHANTS! Reverse DDT by Psicosis to Cross and he gets ELIMINATED! Enziguri and Red ELIMINATES PSICOSIS! Red and Kazarian battle on the apron, and Kazarian ELIMINATES RED! Spanky tries Sliced Bread #2 but is ELIMINATED! Kazarian with a boot to Sabin, Kazarian goes up top but Sabin runs up top with a SICK RELEASE GERMAN THAT HITS GARZA! Enziguri to Garza by Sabin. Garza with a dropkick and SABIN IS ELIMINATED!
Down to Garza and Kazarian who was #1. It is pin or submission now. Asai leg drop by Kazarian gets 2. Kazarian tries a flat liner, but Garza escapes and gets a clothesline. TONADO MOONSAULT by Garza gets 2! Garza can’t believe it! Kazarian to the apron, slingshot into a DDT for 2! Kazarian with a roll up but Garza escapes and gets a basement drop kick. Up top again…MISSES the Tornado! Kazarian tries to counter, but Garza rolls him up for the WIN!
Winner: Hector Garza @ 26:30 ***Ѕ
He receives the X Gauntlet trophy. He is now with the Spanish announcers and He is happy to be back in TNA and proud to win the trophy.
A Dusty political promo airs.
They show the vote for DOA. Hudson says the 8-man is next. Kash, Dallas and The Naturals are there. Kash says his brain is messed up. Kash says HE is the 15-year vet and will run the team. He says he is the greatest of all time.
Match #2 Kid Kash, Dallas and The Naturals vs. Johnny B. Badd, Ron Killings, Eric Watts and Pat Kenney
He has the BADD BLASTER!
Kash and Kenney to start. Lock up and an arm drag by Kenney. Another to Kash and then an arm bar. Tag to Badd. Eye poke by Kash and a tag to Douglas. Right hands to Badd, but he gets an arm drag and then rams Douglas to the corner. Tag to Watts, and he chops away at Douglas, but Stevens gets a chop block to Watts and now Dallas is in. Off the ropes and a slam by Watts. Dallas back up with a side slam to Watts. Tag back to Kash, but Watts kicks him down and tags Kenney. Right hands by Kenney, but Kash gets a clothesline then chops to Kenney. Tag to Dallas and Kenney tries right hands, but he eats a big boot from Dallas. Dallas up top…MISSES A MONNSAULT! Tag to Killings! All 8 are in now! Killings gets a cover in the mess and gets a 2 count. Stevens up top…Badd knocks him down. Up top…RANA BY BADD! Killings in…Sit out Pedigree wins it for Killings and crew.
Winner: Killings, Badd, Watts and Kenney @ 4:37 *
Shane Douglas outside with a limo. He thinks it is Nash, but a driver says no one gets to talk to anyone.
Match #3 Mascarita Sagratta vs. Pieroth Morgan (N-R)
Morgan over powers him to start, but Sagratta with an arm drag. Sagratta runs up the ropes and gets a RANA. Morgan to the floor…Asai Moonsault to Morgan! Back in the ring and Sagratta goes up top…and gets a roll up for 2. Splash by Morgan now and Sagratta was squashed! The ref checks on Sagratta, and Morgan checks for a heartbeat… Sagratta up and an arm drag to Morgan, and one for the ref! HA! Victory roll and Sagratta wins!
Winner: Mascarita Sagratta @ 2:52
Douglas hypes the voting for DOA. The 3LK are there. They say will win the Tag Titles.
Scott Hall is here! He is going to the ring. Hey yo…He has the black hair back and is wearing the MONSTER HUSLTE SHIRT! It is no secret that he loves a good party. The bad news is that Nash won’t be here. He says he was at the first TNA PPV, and since he invented the ladder match no one is more interested in the main event than him. May the best Jeff win…
Hype package for the tag title match.
Match #4 Tag Title Match – Team Canada © w/ Coach D’Amore vs. The 3LK
Konnan does his mic work and then James…GOOD TIMES!
James and Rude to start. Rude with brutal punches to start, but BG back with the juke and jive punches and Rude is down. Young in and BG takes him down as well. BG off the ropes and Rude pulls down the ropes and he hits the floor. Rude attacks then rolls him back in as Young tags to Rude. They beat down BG and Young tags back in. Back breaker by Young and he gets a 2 count. Tag to Rude power slam to BG, elbow by Young then a knee drop by Rude gets 2. BG fights back and gets a boot to Rude but as he hits the ropes, he and Rude collide. Young in now and they double team BG and then the Young stays in. Young with a face lock, as James fights out. Tag to Rude and a suplex to BG, then a top rope elbow by Young and a 2 count. They get the flag as D’Amore distracts the ref but BG gets a cross body and the Canadians collide! Tag to Konnan! Rolling Thunder! Flap jack to Young! Alabama Slam to Young as he is on fire! Tequila Sunrise to Young! Rude breaks it up and BG is back in but eats a spine buster from Rude. Tries the Northern lariat but Konnan trips him up and BG kicks Rude, set up for the pump handle and Killings is down to save them! Northern Lariat to BG! Konnan back in, face buster and THAT IS ALL!
Winner: and NEW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS the 3LK @ 6:58 *
D’Amore is pissed as the 3LK celebrate.
Raven says he is crazy, and that is bad. Someone has to pay, and that is brown and Abyss. Welcome to the age of Apocalypse. Quote the Raven…nevermore. Let him out because he wants to hurt someone…quote the Raven…nevermore.
Here comes Ruddy Piper. He gets “you’re a legend” chants. He has had a lot of bad things happen to him, but tonight he wants to talk about legends. He says this man put the X in the X Division long before there was one, and he has a score to settle with him. He announces…Jimmy “SUPERFLY” Sneak! The crowd seems to like that. Piper says something has haunted him for 20-years. He says no one could do what the Superbly did. The X-Division has some good ones, but Snuka is great. For 21-years, Piper has known this and NO ONE could have taken a coconut shot and gotten up like Snuka…BRUDDA! Piper says even HE has to pay the Piper. He has a coconut and hands it to Snuka. Piper wants to even the score, and tells Snuka to hit him and turns his back. Piper yells “HIT ME!” Piper makes fun of him and tries to get him to hit him. Piper wants to even things up and turns his back again. Snuka refuses as the crowd chants “DO IT!” Piper is talking and Kid Kash is out. He wants to know what is going on. Kash says the Superfly was an innovator, but all Snuka was good at was falling off of a steel cage. Kash said he did 20-foot RANA’s and Snuka can’t carry his JOCK! He tells Snuka to not give him that lazy eye and he tries to attack Snuka but Snuka goes to town! Shane and Kazarian are down! They jump Snuka and Piper helps Snuka! Sonjay Dutt is out! He tries to help and takes down Kazarian and Shane. Piper checks on Snuka and Kash nails Dutt with the coconut. Piper is pissed! He chases Kash and he bails. Kash asks if it was cool, but Kazarian says no. They say “it’s all on you man, not us.” The refs and trainers check on Dutt.
Monty Brown is in his seclusion, and he is now a caged animal and more dangerous. Raven and Abyss will both feel the POOOOOOOOOUNCE…PERIOD!
They show a package to hype Trinity’s challenge.
Match #5 Trinity w/ The NYC vs. ???
Swinger says in the NYC, when you call someone out, you show up. Trinity says it is a no show, because everyone fears her. She says she is the Italian goddess of wrestling and poses for the cameras.
Here comes someone…the mystery opponent is…Jacqueline! She takes down the NYC and Trinity to the floor. PLANCHA to the NYC! Here we go. Trinity gets 2 count off of a cross body. Headlock now and she tries to choke out Jacqueline. Power slam by Trinity for 2. Jacqueline up and they duke it out, and trinity is down. German by Jacqueline and she gets 2 as Gilbertti pulls her out. Jacqueline back on the attack now but Swinger hits her and Trinity up top…MOONSAULT and that is it.
Winner: Trinity @ 2:28 (N-R)
Scott Hudson with XXX. Daniels says they need to be beating down people. They already beat down Storm, 1 down, and 1 to go. Daniels tells AMW to beg for mercy and say their prayers. Elix says they want none of this.
Monster’s Ball hype package.
Match #6 Monsters Ball – Abyss vs. Raven vs. “The Alpha Male” Monty Brown
Apparently they were locked in seclusion for 24-hours with no food or sleep to intensify the craziness.
Raven and Abyss started the brawl as Brown was coming out. There is NO DQ. Brown sets up a table, and goes after Abyss. He slams Brown into the steel railing. They are in the crowd and Abyss is going wild with a trashcan. Abyss with a choke slam variation to Raven and a hooded man watches on backstage. Abyss and Brown in the ring, shock treatment to Brown and Raven is in. They double-team Abyss, but it doesn’t work as Abyss gets a double clothesline. Splash to Brown, then a clothesline to Raven. Raven to the floor, and he gets a chair. Abyss boots it away from him, but raven gets a super kick into the chair. Drop toehold into the chair on Abyss and raven gets 2. Brown with the chair, shot to Raven, smash mouth to Abyss! Abyss to the floor and Brown with a running boot to Raven. T-bone suplex by Brown and then a fall away slam to Raven. Brown sets up…POOOOOOOUNCE’S the ref! Brown catches Abyss…RUNNING POWER SLAM! HOLY SHIT! Brown is ready, off the ropes and hits Raven…Black hole slam by Abyss! He gets the bag of tacks! Raven is down on the floor as the crowd chants “Foley!” Sets Brown on top and Abyss climbs. Brown kicks him away and Abyss has the tacks, and spills them out! Abyss climbs as Brown is on the top still. Brown fights him off…goes for a superplex but Brown fights. Punches by Brown but Raven is in…POWER BOMB TO ABYSS ON THE TACKS! Raven covers, but the ref is out. Another one is out and counts 2! Raven and Abyss on the floor by the table and Raven gets another table! He sets it up in the corner in the ring and goes after Brown. Abyss tries to climb back in but Raven knocks him off through the table! Brown up…POOOOOOOOOOUNCE TO RAVEN THROUGH THE TABLE! That is it!
Winner: “The Alpha Male” Monty Brown @ 9:23 **Ѕ
Douglas wants to interview who ever is in the limo and is pissed. Heavy D is there and they argue.
Highlights of the TNA Fanfest.
Scott Hudson with Petey Williams. He is pissed because everyone talks about AJ. D’Amore says AJ has no clue who he is dealing with. D’Amore says is AJ wins the match, D’Amore will go back to Canada.
X-Title hype package.
Match #7 X-Title Match – AJ Styles vs. Petey Williams © w/ Coach D’Amore
Here we go! Forearm shots to start, and AJ with a take down. Reversal by Williams, and a small package gets 2 for Williams. One for AJ and another 2 count. Mat wrestling reversals now and a stand off to applause. They exchange chops mid-ring and then a shoulder block by AJ. Head scissors by AJ then the sweet go under and drop kick combo. To the floor, and AJ with an Asai moonsault and lands in his feet, and he knocks Williams doen. AJ back in the ring, off the ropes…SUICIDE DIVE to Williams! D’Amore is pissed at Williams. Back in the ring and a jawbreaker by Williams then a kick to the head. AJ is down and D’Amore nails him with a right hand. Williams locks AJ in the tree of woe! Williams then stands on his nuts and SINGS the Canadian National Anthem! AWESOME! The crowd is hot and VERY mixed in their chants. AJ with a roll up for 2. Williams with forearm shots and charges AJ and eats an elbow. Tree of woe again but AJ escapes and gets a leg scissors take down to Williams. Williams to the apron and AJ with a PELE kick and Williams is down. They fight on their knees and to their feet. AJ goes wild with right hands and Williams is in trouble. Back suplex lands Williams on his head! Williams sends AJ to the floor, but he gets a springboard fore arm for 2! Knee shot to AJ by Williams, and then a Russian leg sweep. Williams sets for the Destroyer…AJ reverses…NO Williams reverses and then rams AJ into the corner and D’Amore held the belt up so AJ hit it. AJ gets a roll up, they reverse, then again AJ has him but D’Amore distracts the ref. Williams has the flag, but the ref stops him. Williams grabs the belt…WHAM and AJ is down! AJ KICKS OUT! Williams cannot believe it! Williams sets for the Destroyer again. AJ stops him and sets Williams on the top. AJ with forearm shots and AJ climbs but Williams shoves him off. Williams jumps down onto the mat …CANADIAN DESTROYER and AJ is dead!
Winner: Petey Williams @ 9:48 *** Criminally short.
Team Canada celebrates. AJ attacks D’Amore then leaves before he gets the beat down.
XXX/AMW hype package is shown.
Match #8 Last Team Standing – XXX vs. America’s Most Wanted
Storm has his knee heavily bandaged. If you can’t answer the 10-count after a pin you are done and your partner is alone.
Mad brawling to start and Elix and Storm are in the ring. Reverse suplex by Storm and he picks him up…HEART ATTACK on Elix! Daniels in, and he eats a super kick from Storm! Harris up top for the death sentence but Elix breaks it up. Storm hits the 8-second rife and pins Daniels. They start the 10-count and Daniels is up. Daniels to Daniels and Harris is in now, but Daniels gets a boot up and tags Elix. Snap mare, and a stiff kick to Harris. Double team slam combo to Harris and Daniels is back in control of Harris. Neck vice to Harris, and a tag again to Elix. XXX gets the power plex for 2! Slam by Elix, Daniels in and they give Harris the boots. Harris and Daniels exchange right hands and Harris off the ropes and gets a clothesline. Tag to Storm and he is wild and a head scissors to Daniels. Storm tries a super kick, but Daniels dropkicks his knee! They set up Storm…Power bomb/suplex combo and Storm has been pinned. They start the 10-count and he make sit back up. Chair shot to Storm’s knee! He is pinned again! The ref counts and he can’t answer! Storm is eliminated! Harris is in, boot to Daniels but Daniels with a uranage! BEST MOONSAULT EVER MISSES! Elix hits Daniels by accident, and then is knocked to the floor by Harris. Top rope leg drop to Daniels gets the 3! The count is on and Harris is attacking Elix on the floor and Daniels can’t answer the count! Down to Harris and Elix and they make their way back in the ring. Harris with left hands and Elix is down. Off the ropes, Elix reverses him, tries the play of the day but Harris reverses it into a power bomb for 2! High vertical by Harris, but he couldn’t hold him and Elix escapes and Elix gets the play of the day! Both men are down. Elix to the floor, and grabs a chair. Elix shoves the ref and but Harris grabs him…CATATONIC on the steel chair and Elix is pinned! Elix hit HARD on the back of his head. The ref counts and that is ALL! Elix is out of it.
Winner: @ 11:05 * Elix got knocked loopy and the match suffered badly.
After the match Daniels is back and lays out Harris with the steel chair. They hand cuff AMW together in the middle of the ring. Daniels beats them down with vicious chair shots and finally Heavy D breaks this up.
Scott Hudson with JJ. He says it is simple. He will climb the ladder and grab HIS title. There is no Nash, no hope and NO title for Jeff Hardy.
Mike Tenay is in the ring to announce who won the voting for TNA Director of Authority. 55% to 46% …Dusty Rhodes wins. Here comes Big Dust. Russo is shown upset in the back. Dusty says this is a great night. He says that TNA has waited for this night for a long time. Dusty says on December the 5th, the next TNA PPV…AMW vs. XXX in the 6-sides of steel! Tonight, this industry has been revitalized and up north they are glued to their TV’s because they know there is competition. LOUD TNA Chants. Dusty will do what we want done, and Funk, Zbyzko and Race are out of luck because it will be Dusty’s way. He says TNA has raised the bar. Mixed JJ and Hardy chants. Dusty says on this night, where TNA came out from the shadows they will now have the main event.
Hype package for the ladder match between Hardy and JJ.
Match #9 NWA Title – Jeff Jarrett w/Hall vs. Jeff Hardy w/Nash
JJ and Hardy come out with no Hall or Nash. Borash busts out the extra special ring announcing! As Hardy is announced he grabs another ladder and brings it into the ring.
Hardy jumps JJ and here we go without Hall or Nash. JJ grabs a ladder but Hardy rams him into it! Again into another ladder! They now fight over the ladder and Hardy rams JJ back into the corner. Hardy runs up and barely gets a drop kick. Hardy rams JJ onto a ladder, then puts him inside and rams away at his back! Leg drop by Hardy on the ladder and JJ is hurting. Hardy sets up the ladder in a V shape, and puts JJ in it then steps in the brackets and they drive into JJ. Drop kick by Hardy and JJ is trying to escape. Hardy sets up the ladder and climbs but JJ stops him. Hardy rams JJ head first into the ladder. STO by Hardy and he climbs up top. Hardy does the leapfrog leg drop but JJ moves! JJ drops the ladder on him, then again. Hardy to the corner, and into a ladder. JJ sets the ladder up between the ring and the guardrail. He pulls Hardy out and suplexes him gut first onto the ladder. The crowd is torn in their chants. JJ works the ribs of Hardy with ladder shots. JJ hits him with the ladder and Hardy and the ref fall to the floor. JJ sets up the ladder out side and rams Hardy face first. JJ back in the ring; he sets up the ladder and climbs. Hardy climbs the top rope and dropkicks the ladder. Hardy has a ladder now and lays it on the mat. Right hands by Hardy and he slams JJ on the ladder. Hardy up top…SWANTON! JJ looks to be out as Hardy sets up the ladder and climbs. Here is Scott Hall! RAZOR’S EDGE TO HARDY! Security is out to escort Hall out. Hall sits down and watches on. Hardy and JJ try to get up, Hardy with a chair and a version of the Arabian face buster. Hardy has 2 ladders now, JJ is down and Hardy sets up the teeter-totter. Hardy up top, but JJ tries to knock him off, but Hardy flies and JJ EATS THE LADDER! Oh man, that HAD to hurt! Hardy sets up the ladder again and JJ tries to climb as well. They get to the top and duke it out. Hardy with a face buster off the ladder! They are down again. Hall pulls Hardy out of the ring, and works him over with punches. Hardy back in as JJ is climbing. He shoves off JJ and he hits the ropes and crotches himself! OUCH! Hardy climbs…JJ is up and shoves the ladder over and Hardy flies to the floor and hits Hall! They start to fight on the floor and JJ is out. Hardy with the chair, in the ring and sets it up. Springs off the chair and nails JJ and Hall! Hardy gets the SUPER tall ladder! He sets it up on the floor and climbs up. So does JJ! They are fighting on the ladder and the ladder falls over and they CRASH ONTO THE RAMP AND TAKE OUT HALL AS WELL! Hardy and JJ crawl to the ring and both grab ladders. They set them up and start to climb. They slug it out and one ladder falls and Hardy leaps onto the other ladder with JJ. Hardy gets a kind of power bomb off the ladder. JJ on the apron, and Hardy leaps over and gets the sun set flip power bomb to the floor! Hardy rolls JJ back in the ring and nails him with a ladder. Hall in but Hardy gets the twist of fate. SWANTON to Hall! Hardy climbs as JJ gets his guitar, but opts for the chair and knocks Hardy off the ladder. JJ has the guitar and climbs up the ladder. Here comes Nash with 2 guitars! He comes in the ring as Hardy and JJ climb. He hands Hall a guitar. ALL 3 HIT HARDY WITH GUITAR SHOTS! He falls and JJ WINS!
Winner: Jeff Jarrett @ 18:39 ***
Nash on the mic now, and he was wondering why Hardy was painted green, but it must have been penis envy. Nash says they are back. They take over, and take all the money. He says the guys in the back are out of luck, because they will rule TNA and they challenge the locker room. AJ Styles is out! SPRING BOARD IN! Spin kicks for all! Nash gets ready to lay out AJ, but AJ gets a dropkick to Nash! He tries to Clash JJ but Nash gets the big boot! The 3LK is there! STROKE TO KONNAN! EDGE ON KILLINGS! JACK KNIFE ON BG JAMES! The limo door opens…and some familiar music…OHHHHHHHH YEAHHHHHH! THE MACHO MAN IS HERE as we fade to black…
The Tremendous Tirade: TNA’s big PPV debut flopped as they forgot what made the company worth watching and relied and dog and pony tricks to draw viewers. Midgets don’t draw. It was supposed to be a “dawning of a new era” but ended up turning many viewers away.
I give it a 3.5 out of 10, and a recommendation to avoid.