Flying Fish In TNA Create Absolute Chaos, iMPACT! Live

Ryan Clark


Wow, I can’t believe I actually typed that as a title of a news post. Thank you Vince Russo.

TNA’s first live iMPACT! broadcast didn’t totally go off without a hitch as at least two technical difficulties occurred during the show. During Robert Roodes’ ring entrance, a black screen reading “We’re experiencing technical difficulties. Please stay tuned.” was shown for about a second. Additionally, prior to the Karen Angle interview segment, TNA played a non-descript video which at first glance appeared to be a commercial. From the looks of things, it appeared to be an introductory vignette on wrestler Consequences Creed, who signed with TNA back in October. There was no sound during the video and it appeared to be abruptly cut off. Also, there was no follow-up on what it was from the announcers.

During the day of TNA’s Destination X pay-per-view at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, VA, one of the Hebner brothers (probably Dave because Earl was working as a referee, not to mention that he lives nearby) was seen handing out free tickets to anyone passing by and interested in seeing the event. The show drew approximately 3,200 fans, although it is unknown as to how many of them actually paid.

During the Shark Boy & Curry Man vs. Team 3D Fish Market Brawl match at Destination X, a lady about ten rows back was hit right in the face by a flying fish thrown by Brother Ray. Security immediately attended to her, took her backstage and gave her ice. As if that isn’t enough, there was another flying fish incident courtesy of Brother Ray. A production assistant was trying to clean off Mike Tenay and Don West’s broadcast table when another flying fish — again thrown by Ray — hit her right in the back of the head and she smashed face-first into the table.

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