TNA iMPACT Report – June 25th, 2009
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We start off tonight’s show with a look back at last Sunday’s Slammiversary when Kurt Angle got the TNA Heavyweight Title with an assist from Samoa Joe. In the immortal words of Joe Schmo, ‘what is going on?’ Daffney landed in thumbtacks as well.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Not in the Main Event Mafia’ Tenay and Don ‘Not with the Women’s Champ and her minions’ West.
Match Number One: Brutus Magnus versus Brother Ray in a New York City Street Fight
Brother Ray attacks Magnus from behind as he comes to the ring. Ray sends Magnus into the apron and then he chops him before they finally make it to the ring. Ray with a running clothesline into the corner and then he throws Magnus over the top rope to the floor. Ray goes out after Magnus and he chops him against the rail followed by a punch. Ray sends Magnus into the crowd and then Ray follows. Magnus with a rake of the eyes followed by a kick and a European uppercut. Magnus goes to the steps and he hits a double sledge to Ray’s head. Ray sends Magnus into the wall and then he chops Magnus. Ray sends Magnus back into the ringside area and he punches Magnus followed by another chop. They are back in the ring, but Ray brings a table into the equation. Magnus tries to rest while Rob Terry comes into the ring and he hits a spinebuster. Kiyoshi, Doug Williams, and Sheik Abdul Bashir come in and join in the attack. Devon comes in and clotheslines Kiyoshi followed by a chair shot to Terry. They hit a 3D on Kiyoshi and the referee has thrown the match out.
Lauren is in the back with Kurt Angle and she wants to know how long he has been talking to Joe. Joe arrives and Lauren wants to know if Sting is aware. We go to commercial after Joe and Angle hug.
We are back and it is time for the Main Event Mafia to come to the ring. They are led by Kurt Angle with his magical beard and hair as well as the TNA Title belt. He is joined by Scott Steiner, Booker T, Sharmell, Jenna, and Kevin Nash. We see footage from what happened during the main event.
Kurt introduces himself to the fans as the new TNA champion. Kurt says that before the celebration continues, he wants to bring out the newest member of the Main Event Mafia, Samoa Joe. Angle and Joe hug again. Joe then hugs his mentor Kevin Nash, the man he bloodied in a cage, Booker T. Kurt says that it all started with him when Joe came back after his attack by the Main Event Mafia. Kurt says that the Mafia saw what Joe was doing and he had to be signed. Kurt says that Joe’s price was too high and that is where Jenna came into the equation. Kurt says that they made horse’s asses out of everyone, especially A.J. Styles. Angle says that he had Joe take out Nash, Steiner, and Booker. Everyone took a bullet for the family because that is what families do. Kurt says that he told the world what was going to happen. Angle says that he told everyone that he would win the title at Slammiversary and they would all celebrate. That included Samoa Joe. Joe said that same thing.
Angle says that he forgot to tell Sting and he apologizes for not telling him, but what Sting didn’t know didn’t hurt him.
Mick Foley comes out and he is joined by his security on the ramp. Mick comes to the ring and walks into the Lion’s Den. Mick says that Angle must be the man with the plan and he does not owe him an explanation. He says that Angle might owe Sting an explanation and Joe might owe A.J. an explanation. Mick says that the only thing that Angle owes him is a rematch at Victory Road. Foley says that he is cashing in the rematch clause in a one-on-one match for the title.
Angle tells Mick that he saw Foley after the pay per view and he comments on Mick crying after the match. He wants Mick to cry for him. He calls Mick a disgrace and he tells Mick that he does not have any power. Angle says that Mick can sign all of the contracts he wants, but Angle has the power. Angle says that he has the power to choose his opponent for Victory Road. Mick says that he wants the title back and he wants that shot as soon as possible. Mick says that he is still the TNA champion. Angle asks Foley if he thinks he can beat him and Foley says that he can beat Angle.
Angle says that this is his night of celebration and Foley is not going to get him riled up. Kurt tells Foley that when he wants something from the Main Event Mafia, he has to give something back. Angle makes a proposal to go to Mick’s office to work out a little agreement. Angle leaves the ring.
Lauren stops A.J. Styles as he enters the building and Styles tells her to be quiet. He asks Kip James where Joe is and he thinks that Joe is with the Mafia. Styles walks away as we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for a video package about Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett and their problems.
It is time to run through the show as we wait for Jeff Jarrett to call in.
It is time to go to the JJ Phone and Jarrett says that there has been a lot of pressure and he needs to rise above the problems. They will solve their problems next week.
We find out that Sarita debuts in three weeks.
Match Number Two: Abyss versus Kevin Nash
The match is joined in progress and Nash with a knee in the corner. Nash misses a punch but Abyss does not miss. Nash with a clothesline. Nash with a series of elbows in the corner. Nash with an Irish whip and a running clothesline in the corner. Abyss with an Irish whip followed by a splash in the corner. Abyss sets for the charge across the ring but Nash with an elbow and then he clotheslines Abyss over the top rope to the floor. Abyss pulls Nash out of the ring and they exchange punches. Nash goes for a chair and he tries to hit Abyss but he hits the ring post. Abyss with punches to Nash and then he sends Nash into the guardrails and ring steps. Abyss tosses the chair into the ring and he wedges it into the turnbuckles. Nash with a knee and then he hits a big boot. Nash takes the chair out of the turnbuckles and Dr. Stevie comes into the ring and he hits Abyss with a taser and Abyss is smoking. Nash drops the chair because the referee did not hear any of the noises from the taser. Nash gets the three count.
Winner: Kevin Nash
After the match, Lauren comes to the ring to check on Abyss.
James Storm and Robert Roode are in the back and they are on their way to the ring. We go to commercial.
We are back and Storm and Roode are in the ring. Storm says that it is great to be the champs again. Roode says that they are the greatest tag team in TNA and the greatest tag team in the world. Roode says that they have to give credit where credit is due. When it comes to legends, Ray and Devon are legends. Roode says that on Sunday, Ray took his eye off the ball and made a mistake. They capitalized on the mistake and became three time tag team champions. They are here to grant Team 3D their rematch. They can have it anytime, anywhere, any place.
They are interrupted by Booker T and Scott Steiner. Booker has a strange smile on his face. Booker says that he has a history lesson for them. He asks if they heard of the Steiner Brothers or Harlem Heat. They are the greatest tag teams of all time. Steiner tells them that if they cannot recognize, Kurt Angle is calling all of the shots and making all the rules. That means Mafia rules. Steiner says that the deal is sealed and etched in stone and there is nothing they can do about it. Booker says that Mick made the deal. Mick will get a title match against Kurt Angle. Nash will have a Legends Title match. Booker says that him and Steiner will get a shot at the tag titles.
Storm says that they are two of the greatest tag team wrestlers in history, but in TNA with the title belts, they are just another Neal and Bob. He tells them to get in line.
Booker must have some hearing problems because he did not think he heard what Storm just said. Booker says that they made the deal. They are in singles matches tonight against each other.
Team 3D come out and he wants to know what Booker and Steiner were saying. Ray says that they are frustrated because Storm and Roode already gave them the rematch at Victory Road. They plan on taking that rematch.
Steiner says that Team 3D are a bunch of fatasses but there is nothing that they can do about the title match. Ray says that they are going to Mick and make an offer he can’t refuse.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a thumbtack match video package.
Match Number Three: Daffney versus Taylor Wilde in a Match of 10,000 Thumbtacks
Daffney attacks Taylor before the bell rings and she punches Taylor. Daffney chops Taylor and then hits a snap mare and a neck breaker. Daffney goes for the thumbtacks, but Taylor pulls her off. Taylor tries to do the same but Daffney pulls her off. Daffney with punches and kicks to Taylor. Daffney gets the back of tacks. Daffney comes off the turnbuckles and Taylor with a kick to the midsection. Taylor gets the bag and she tries to open it. Daffney with a rake of the eyes. Daffney hits Taylor with the bag of tacks and then Daffney pours them on the mat. Daffney grabs Taylor and she tries for the Crudenza but Taylor tries to hit a German suplex with a counter. Taylor with forearms and then she tosses Daffney onto the tacks to win.
Winner: Taylor Wilde
We go to the back where Lauren is with Velvet and Madison. Velvet says that nobody comes in from another promotion to take over their turf. Madison has a tarantula on her shoulder and Velvet and Madison scream. We go to commercial.
We are back and we go to the back to Mick Foley’s office. Team 3D want to know why Booker and Steiner have the title match at Victory Road. Mick says that they know each other and Mick says that Team 3D doesn’t care about Foley’s title loss. Mick says that he does not care about Team 3D losing their titles. Foley says that Team 3D say they are the best. Why not have a match next week to see who gets the title match at Victory Road. Ray has a barbed wire bat and he says that they like him and respect him. Ray says that it isn’t working for them. He tells them to do the right thing. Mick begs Ray to take the match next week. Devon says that they will take the match but tells Mick not to play mind games with him.
Jeremy asks Mick how Kurt will feel about this and Mick says that he does not care.
Match Number Four: Scott Steiner versus Robert Roode
They lock up and Steiner with a rake of the eyes. Steiner sends Roode into the turnbuckles and then he chops Roode followed by a forearm. Steiner with a chop but Roode with chops of his own. Roode floats over Steiner and he chops Steiner and follows it with a snap mare and leap frog neck breaker. Roode with a suplex to Steiner and Roode goes a one man group name announcement. Steiner throws Roode out of the ring and Steiner follows after him. Steiner sends Roode into the guardrails and ring steps. Steiner with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Steiner chokes Roode in the ropes and kicks him followed by a chop. Steiner with a clothesline and the flex elbow drop followed by push ups. Steiner chokes Roode in the ropes. Steiner with a rake of the eyes and forearms and chops. Steiner with a bear hug but Roode escapes and he punches Steiner. Roode with clotheslines and a flying forearm. Roode with a chop but Steiner with an Irish whip but Steiner charges into an elbow. Roode with a blockbuster for a two count. Roode tries for the fisherman suplex but Steiner with the flatline but he can only get a two count. Steiner says that it is over and he sets for the Steiner Recliner but Roode avoids it and he sends Steiner into the turnbuckles. Steiner tries for a belly-to-belly suplex but Roode blocks it. Steiner gets the three count with a back slide.
Winner: Scott Steiner
Jeremy Borash is with Kurt Angle and Jeremy asks Kurt about what happened earlier tonight. Jeremy reminds Kurt about the deal for the tag title match and then Jeremy points out that Foley tweaked it. Kurt asks Jeremy if he means the qualifying match. Angle says that he will take care of that next week. He says that you don’t cross the boss. Jeremy asks Angle if he really didn’t tell Sting. Angle says that he is the Godfather. Jeremy says that Sting is the Godfather. Kurt tells Jeremy that he is the Godfather. Jeremy informs Godfather I that Godfather II is on his way. We go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley to talk about the phone call from Jeff Jarrett. Mick wants to know what Jeff meant by burying the hatchet. Mick says that he thought he was going to be on the same page as Jarrett at Slammiversary. He is willing to work things out if Jeff apologizes next week. Jeremy tells Mick that Kurt is not happy with the tweaking of the agreement. Mick says that they will deal with it at Victory Road.
We go to an Eric Young video package.
Lauren is with Eric Young and she says that his friends wonder what is going on. Eric says that those people are not his friends. He says that he is one of the originals. When everything is over, he is there to be the court jester. He says that he is done with that. Eric says that he does not care about them.
Rhino comes out and he says that Eric is talking about him. He says that because Eric did not have his back, he has a problem with him. Eric suggests settling this next week. Rhino says that they don’t have to settle it next week. Young with a head butt and he leaves. Jesse Neal comes out and he says the wrong thing since Rhino tosses Jesse against the wall and he almost takes Lauren out as well. We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Booker T about his match against James Storm. Booker says that he is fourteen time tag team champion. Booker says that he is going to beat him down. Sharmell says that she got it done. Sharmell says that now that the check has cleared, he wants Jenna in the ring. Sharmell says that she has a match with Jenna at Victory Road.
Match Number Five: Booker T with Sharmell versus James Storm with Boozer Cruiser
They lock up and Booker with a knee and forearm followed by chops and punches. Booker misses the back heel kick and Storm with chops and punches. Storm with punches but Booker with an eye poke. Booker tries to throw Storm out of the ring but Storm skins the cat and he punches Booker. Booker hot shots Storm on the top rope and then Storm goes to the floor. Booker with knees to Storm followed by a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Booker with a kick and he misses the scissors kick. Storm with forearms and a face buster and neck breaker. Storm gets a near fall. Booker and Storm with punches but Storm with a suplex and then it is time for the one man group name salute. Storm punches Booker and then he gets Booker in the corner and he punches him. Sharmell gives Booker the beer bottle and he hits Storm with it and he also takes out the referee.
Winner: James Storm by disqualification
Sting is just outside the Impact Zone. He walks into commercial.
We are back and A.J. Styles is now in the ring and he has something to say. A.J. says that after what happened on Sunday, he wants Mister Nation of Violence to come to the ring.
Joe comes out and he gets face to face with A.J. A.J. asks Joe if he did it for the money. A.J. says that they had a plan. One of them was going to win the title. The crowd says that Joe ‘sold out’. A.J. says that Joe did not want to win and he did not want A.J. to win either. A.J. tells Joe that he screwed him, the company, and the fans. A.J. says that Joe screwed himself when he gave Kurt Angle the title. A.J. says that he should take off Joe’s head right now. A.J. says that he will not do it. A.J. says that he wants to know who got into his head and told him that it would be a good idea.
Joe tells A.J. that he can ask him at Victory Road. Joe walks away and A.J. says that he is not done. Joe says that he is done. A.J. punches Joe and Joe fights back. Matt Morgan comes to the ring and he attacks A.J. Joe joins in the attack and then Morgan with choke push ups. Daniels comes to the ring and he goes after Morgan and Joe. Daniels with a forearm. The members of the Main Event Mafia make their way to the ring at their own individual speeds. They attack Daniels and Styles.
Sting comes out and he has his music to accompany him. The Main Event Mafia already leave the ring for Sting. We go to commercial before Sting comments on the situation.
We are back and Sting says that he expected this from Kurt Angle, but not everyone else in the group. Sting tells everyone to look at themselves. It was because of punks like Joe that they started the Mafia. Sting asks Kurt what else he did without telling him. Angle says that he had nothing to do with Matt Morgan. Sting tells Kurt that Kurt is beyond pathetic and does not believe that Kurt didn’t have a little to do with it. Matt says that he didn’t have a little to do with it. Kurt had a lot to do with it. Sting asks Kevin where he stands with all of this. He expected more from Kevin, but did not expect this much from Booker. He tells Booker to zip it. Sting says that he is not surprised about Steiner because he follows everyone. Sting says that Booker only cares about himself. Sting says that the same goes for Sharmell. Sting says that he expected more from Nash. He asks Kevin if he remembers the Wolfpack. Nash says that when Kurt didn’t want Sting in the Mafia, he said that Sting was alright. Nash was with Sting when he talked about respect and dignity. When they wanted to cut Sting off at the knees, he told them not to do it. Nash says that when Kurt said that maybe Morgan should take him out, he said it was a good idea. Sting wants to know why. Nash tells Sting to look around because the plan wasn’t working while Angle’s plan was working. The honor and dignity thing is bull****. Nash says that he believes in ‘In God We Trust’ and it is about money. They bought Joe because they could not beat him. He says that you can make friends or you can make money but you cannot make both. Nash says that he would love to be at Sting’s side, but he won’t fight them. Nash says that this is a fairy tale we tell your kids at night. Sting asks Kevin if it is about Kevin’s son Tristan. Sting asks Kevin if Tristan was to learn from Kevin’s example and Sting tells Kevin that he does not believe Kevin. Kevin is not being the Kevin that he knows. That Kevin is not Oz, Big D, or Big Sexy. That Kevin is Kevin Nash. Sting tells Kevin that he proved him wrong. Sting gives Kevin his bat so Kevin can finish him off. Sting tells Kevin to let the fairy tale continue. Kevin holds the bat but Sting has a second bat. Sting hits Nash with the bat and then Sting hits everyone else with the bat. Joe has the Kevin bat and Joe hits Sting twice with the bat. Morgan holds Sting while everyone attacks Sting.
We go to credits.