Ahh yes. I remember thinking aloud that if this was the competition for the WWE, Vince will own them by the end of the summer. Not even Hardy could liven it up, as I was already asking what loony-bin the writers were snatched out of when he came out and threw a wrench in the pile of wrenches that were keeping me from figuring out WTF was that crap.
What a great start to the Monday Night Wars, eh?
Ring intros start at 5:50. This is the TNA edit, so no THIS IS BULLS*** chants, even tho they're censored at the live broadcast
January 4th, 2010, TNA iMPACT! This gimmick match opened the show, the TNA Insane Asylum. Basically, you climb the cage and crawl out of that hole on the top to win. Good concept, but poorly executed. The cage was in a blinding red color, making the match difficult to see in person. Match was a spotfest and evidently, TNA production hired someone from NASCAR on ESPN because they managed to miss most of the spots.
Even worse, Homicide grabs a baton and began using it against pretty much everyone, resulting in a disqualification...in a cage match.
Oh, that's not the best part...the best part comes when Homicide climbed the cage and was about to climb out of the hole, but couldn't. I don't know what happened, but I can tell that he was out of breath. He eventually fell down to catch his breath on the canvas (lol). Thus inspiring this Botchamania ending.
Jeff Hardy came out to make the save against...someone iono. He attacked Homicide and sat up top of the cage and cut to commercial. This was never explained.
Great start to the new Monday Night Wars, one in which TNA was losing right from the get-go.