Starting from Hogan’s announcement at Madison Square Garden that he was coming to TNA and ending with the dethroning of Jeff Hardy by Sting, Hogan along with his Immortals explains why he had to take over TNA in interviews shot in the same style as the ones on Impact Wrestling. Dixie Carter along with AJ Styles, Beer Money and Kazarian give their side of Hogan’s evil takeover. While Styles puts down Hogan all the time, the others do give Hogan his dues and explain how they went along with Hogan for a while.
This DVD set also takes you back to particular moments that stood out when TNA was on Mondays. The entire feud and matches Hogan had with Ric Flair are all shown along with the complete 2010 Lethal Lockdown match featuring Team Hogan against Team Flair. Hogan explains his problems with Sting that led to Sting completely destroying Jeff Jarrett and a future suspension. Unfortunately, matches like RVD VS. Abyss from Bound for Glory 2010 and Jeff Hardy against Mr. Anderson in a ladder match for the TNA World Title from Against All Odds 2011 are shown already in progress.
Despite a few times when the story gets sidetracked with Hogan-Flair and the introduction of EV2, the biography is mostly in chronological order. As much as this is a DVD about the Hogan-Bischoff regime it is also a DVD documenting Sting’s achievements in TNA and why he decided to stay for the last two years to battle the Hulkster. Despite Sting winning the World Title Hogan does get the final say at the end of both discs.
Hogan seems genuinely upset over Carter’s comments about EV2 being the 90′s equivalent to Hulk in the 80′s. Hogan goes on a decently long rant about how the guys in EV2 do not even compare to what he did. Hogan also seems genuine when he talks about how guys need to step up now that wrestling matters. He criticizes the TNA originals for having five-star matches that no one cares about because they are not following his guidance.
TNA could have also called this TNA: 2010-2011 Greatest Moments, as it feels a bit like a follow-up to last year’s Greatest Moments DVD. Considering you’re getting over six hours of storytelling and matches you definitely get your money’s worth for the low price this DVD goes for. The addition of complete matches to a DVD set like this makes it a lot more desirable than last year’s. Surprisingly the best wrestler in TNA, Kurt Angle, is rarely featured although his Bound For Glory match against Mr. Anderson and Jeff Hardy is shown.
TNA: Immortal Forever?
Distributed by Navarre
Run time of about six hours
10-27-2009 – Madison Square Garden
Hulk Hogan press conference (Impact – Oct. 27, 2009)
TNA Staff Meeting (Impact – Nov. 4, 2009)
Hulk Hogan’s Impact Debut (Impact – Jan. 4, 2010)
Jeff Hardy’s TNA Re-Debut (Impact – Jan. 4, 2010)
Ric Flair’s TNA Debut (Impact – Jan. 4, 2010)
Jeff Jarrett’s promo with Hogan (Impact – Jan. 4, 2010)
Factions and Friction
The Squared Circle?
Hogan/Bischoff promo from Genesis 2010
Mr. Anderson vs. Abyss from Genesis 2010
TNA Makes the Move
Abyss & Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair & AJ Styles (Impact – Mar. 8, 2010)
RVD’s debut (Impact – Mar. 8, 2010)
Team Hogan vs. Team Flair
Lethal Lockdown: Team Hogan vs. Team Flair (Lockdown 2010)
The formation of Fortune (Impact – Jun. 17, 2010)
Sting Takes a Stand
Hogan and Sting Face off (Impact – May 3, 2010)
Sting vs. Jeff Jarrett (Sacrifice 2010)
“They” Are Coming
The End of Sting?
The Road to 10.10.10
Falls Count Anywhere Match- Rhino vs. Abyss (No Surrender 2010)
Fortune annihilation of EV2 and the Abyss/‘Janice’ attack on RVD (Impact: Whole F’N Show – Aug. 12, 2010)
Monsters Ball: Abyss vs. RVD (Bound for Glory 2010) (already in progress)
Bound for Glory
TNA World Championship Three Way Match: Mr. Anderson vs. Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Hardy (Bound for Glory 2010)
#1 Contenders Match: Matt Morgan vs. Mr. Anderson (Genesis 2011) (already in progress)
TNA World Championship Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson (Genesis 2011)
“They” Are Here
TNA World Championship Ladder Match: Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy (Against All Odds 2011) (already in progress)
Jeff Hardy vs. Sting
TNA World Championship Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Sting (Impact – Mar. 3, 2011)