TNA iMPACT Report – July 30th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Don ‘Gem Mint 200’ West and Mike ‘After 200 shows, do we get free Fast Passes?’ Tenay.
We have an Earlier Today moment of Kurt Angle yelling at the members of the Main Event Mafia and he is not happy after what happened to them. He wants prisoners.
The Main Event Mafia comes to the ring and Kurt Angle has something to say. He says that someone was trying to make a name for themselves last week at the expense of the Main Event Mafia and TNA Management. When you cross the boss, it is not good for anyone. It is not good for ratings, business, or that individual. Angle says that as the godfather of the greatest force in wrestling, there is a severe price to be paid. Angle tells Lashley that they had an agreement and for some reason, Lashley took a great big dump on that agreement. Angle wonders why Bobby would do that. He says that people do stupid things for no reason. Angle says that the Main Event Mafia does not deal with people like that and he wants Bobby Lashley to come out, or they can go find him in the back.
Bobby Lashley comes out and he has a baseball bat. Lashley says that they had an agreement and the Main Event Mafia is the greatest group of wrestlers ever. Of course he wanted to be a part of the group, but then he saw what the group was all about. They aren’t hungry any more while he is still hungry. Lashley says that he wants titles while they want to hustle and steal titles. Lashley says that he cannot be bought like Joe and Taz.
Angle tells Lashley that he cannot be bought because he is young and stupid. He says that they make up over 75 percent of the TNA payroll. They don’t get around like they used to but they are smarter than anyone. They use and abuse people to get what they wanted.
Lashley says that he has an offer that Kurt cannot refuse. . .
But first, Mick Foley comes to the ring. Mick says that they have a little offer for Kurt. Mick says that he wanted to thank Bobby Lashley for saving his butt on Impact last week. That was by kicking some Main Event Mafia butt all over the Impact Zone. Mick says that he wanted to ask Kurt a favor. He wants Kurt to look into the camera at the board of directors because they are waiting for the ratings. Mick suggests a tag team match with him and Bobby Lashley versus Kurt and Kevin Nash. Both singles titles will be on the line in the match. Mick asks Kurt if he is going to do it or will he continue to take food from management’s kid’s mouth. Angle agrees to the match.
Match Number One: Hernandez versus Samoa Joe with Taz
They lock up and Joe with a kick to the leg. Joe with more kicks to the leg but Hernandez with a series of body blocks. Joe chops Hernandez but Hernandez blocks a suplex and Hernandez with a delayed vertical suplex. Hernandez with a series of Irish whips but Joe with an STO as Hernandez charges at him. Joe with a kick to the head. Joe with the chop, kick, and knee drop combination for a near fall. Joe with a chop and punch but Hernandez with forearms but Joe with a head and arm JoePlex for a near fall. Joe with punches in the corner. Joe sends Hernandez to the apron and Joe with kicks, but Hernandez with a slingshot shoulder tackle. Hernandez with a Stinger Splash and a spinebuster for a near fall. Hernandez tries for a power bomb but Joe with a back body drop. Joe with a running back elbow and an enzuigiri. Hernandez goes to the turnbuckles but Joe with a kick and Joe tries for a superplex but Hernandez holds on and pushes Joe off. Hernandez is able to hold on and he hits a frog splash for the three count.
Hernandez is with Jeremy Borash after the match and Hernandez says that he is back and healthy and he will become the first Latino TNA champion.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look back at Hernandez’s upset victory over the newest male member of the Main Event Mafia.
We see footage of Joe from during the commercial and he attacks the inanimate objects in the back. Taz tells Joe that Hernandez did not beat him, Joe beat himself. Taz sees the camera and he tells them to get out of there.
Lauren is with Matt Morgan and Matt says that none of the opportunities have been handed to him. He has fought to get these opportunities. Matt says that he is going to secure his spot in the Main Event Mafia because they have everything that he wants. Matt says that he is a pay per view main event moment ready to happen and tonight it will happen.
Jeremy Borash is waiting for A.J. Styles, but check out the Mobile Text Hotline with Mean Jere. A.J. is finally there and Jeremy asks A.J. about the last few weeks when he lost the title to Kevin Nash and what happened with Eric Young. A.J. says that maybe he underestimated Kevin Nash, but he never saw it coming with Eric Young. A.J. says that he sees the best in everyone and that bit him. A.J. tells Eric that he is no different than the Main Event Mafia. A.J. vows that their paths will cross again. A.J. says that Matt Morgan is a bully and A.J. says that he was the guy who took on the bullies. If Matt Morgan is looking for a fight, he has found it.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to hear from Bobby Lashley and Mick Foley and Jeremy Borash is with them. Jeremy asks Bobby about his debut on Lockdown and where he was before returning last week. Bobby says that he was talking to Kurt about joining the Main Event Mafia and training to fight Bob Sapp. Bobby says that he saw a man fighting for the company last week and he changed his mind. Bobby says that he saw someone who was leading the company and all of the money that Kurt was waving at him meant nothing.
Mick says that it was quite a compliment. Mick says that he was fighting for his pride and Bobby made a decision that was the right one for everyone. Mick says that some decisions are best reached in a split second and some need a lot of thought. It is in everyone’s interest to get one of the titles away from the Main Event Mafia tonight.
Match Number Two: Matt Morgan versus A.J. Styles in Match One of the Best of Three Who Joins Kurt Angle and Sting in the Main Event at Hard Justice
Styles avoids Morgan at the start of the match and then Styles jumps up to apply a side head lock. Styles avoids a boot and returns to the side head lock. Styles gets a near fall followed by a drop kick. Styles with a rear chin lock. Morgan runs Styles into the corner but he misses a charge. Styles with punches but Morgan catches Styles and catapults Styles over the top rope to the floor. Morgan brings Styles back into the ring from the apron and then he toys with Styles as he kicks him in the head. Morgan with elbows in the corner and then he hits a running splash into the corner. Morgan has Styles up for a side slam, but then he drops Styles and uses his boot for a cocky cover. Morgan with an Irish whip and then he tosses Styles into the turnbuckle and gets a near fall. Morgan chokes Styles in the ropes but Styles moves when Morgan tries for a boot against the ropes and Morgan crotches himself. Styles with a chop and punches. Styles with a drop kick and then he hits the Phenomenal drop kick. Styles with a flying clothesline into the corner and then he hits the Phenomenal springboard forearm for a two count. Morgan with a knee to the midsection. Morgan tries for a side slam but Styles escapes and hits the Pele Kick. Styles with a springboard 450 splash for the three count.
Winner: A.J. Styles
Traci is in the back with Lauren and Lauren reminds us what happened last week. Traci says that she did not dupe anyone. She did what she had to do to keep her career going. She was at home and she wanted to be a part of the company but they did not have anything for her. Traci says that she is sick of a company that she has sacrificed for and they have nothing for her. Lauren says that maybe they are doing the best they could. Traci says that she was offered the money by Kurt Angle and now she is a member of the Main Event Mafia.
Taylor Wilde says that Traci was the reason why she got into the business. Traci tells Taylor that she should have gone into a different profession.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look back at Tara’s problems with Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, and Madison Rayne.
Don West is with Tara in the ring for an interview and Don asks Tara about her time in WWE. She says that it was a dream but all good things come to an end. Tara says that she was not sure if she would be happy. She wanted to leave with a passion for the business so she could tell her kids. Don asks Tara about her decision to come to TNA. She says that it has been a tremendous experience so far. She watched Awesome Kong and she wants to wrestle her. Don asks Tara about Angelina, Velvet, and Madison. Don mentions the ‘controversy’ at Victory Road. Tara mentions the sexual favors Madison gave Slick Johnson and Don stops her because it is a family show. Tara says that she is in the best shape of her life and she came to TNA to prove that she still has ‘it’. She says that she does not start anything that she finishes. Don mentions Poison and Tara says that she needs to introduce Poison to Don.
Match Number Three: Awesome Kong, Tara, and ODB with Cody Deaner and Raisha Saeed versus Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, and Madison Rayne
Angelina and Tara start things off and they lock up with Tara slapping Angelina but Angelina with punches of her own. Tara with a shoulder tackle. Tara with punches to Velvet and Madison. Angelina attacks Tara from behind and chops her. Tara with a power slam but Madison and Velvet break it up. All six women are in the ring for a moment until it gets back under control. Tara with kicks to Angelina followed by a forearm. Tara with a slam to Angelina and Madison is tagged in and Tara with a drop toe hold. ODB tags in and she runs Madison into the corner and hits shoulders. ODB with a running boob splash followed by a fallaway slam. ODB kips up as we go to commercial.
We are back and Tara tags in Kong and Kong has a look for Tara. Kong with a chop to Madison and then Kong tagged Tara back in. We see Sabin and Shelley in the crowd with signs reminding TNA that they are still employed by the company.
Kong and Tara battle in the ring and Kong knocks Tara out of the ring and then Kong sends her tag team partner into the ring post. Kong with a chop to Tara.
Back in the ring, ODB is slamming her opponents. All three attack ODB before the referee evens the odds. Velvet with elbow drops to ODB and then Angelina is tagged in. Angelina with a drop kick to ODB after a snap mare by Velvet. Angelina punches ODB and then chokes ODB in the ropes. Velvet attacks ODB while Angelina distracts the referee. Angelina with a forearm and knee. Angelina follows that with a neck breaker and then she taunts Cody and Cody gets on the apron, but the hat is on ‘the normal way’. Oh no, the hat is turned around and Angelina calls Cody a loser. That loser grabs Angelina and kisses her. ODB with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: ODB, Tara, and Awesome Kong
We see Eric Young and the rest of his foreign contingent are walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to see how the World Elite formed.
Speaking of the World Elite, they come to the ring. Brutus Magnus has the mic and he has something to say. Brutus introduces the leader of World Elite, Eric Young. Eric points out that he is the center of attention and he asks if this is where everyone wanted him because he was the clown. Eric asks who is laughing now. Growing up in Canada, he heard a lot of stories about the U.S.A. being the land of the free and the home of the brave. The truth is that he heard so much and he knew this is where he had to be. If he wanted to be a star as a wrestler, he would have to be an American citizen. Eric says that he came to the US and he made it. He made it on his own and he says that he is living his dream. Eric says that he learned that for all the good press this country gets, it deserves more bad press. Every other country hates the United States. They hate the corrupt government and dirty politics. The fault lies with the people who live here. Eric says that he is one of the greatest wrestlers in the world and the fans would only cheer him if it made him laugh. He says that is proof of the ignorance of the people. Eric says that they are going to take back from the Americans like the Americans took from him. Eric brings out the hair clippers and Eric says that they are going to be who they want to be and he is going to be who he wants to be. Eric shaves his head. Eric says that the entertainment ends and the violence begins. Eric tells Team 3D to come out and put a smile on the face of the fools because he is pulling the strings now.
Team 3D comes out and Ray is on the mic. Ray tells them to listen very carefully and this is America so he tells them to love it or leave it. He tells them not to insult the fans because they are the reason why they are standing in the ring. He calls them a bunch of punks with big mouths.
Match Number Four: Team 3D versus British Invasion for the IWGP Tag Titles in a Tables Match
The match starts with punches and then Magnus and Williams are thrown out of the ring. Bashir tries to interfere and they back body drop Bashir as we go to commercial.
We are back and Williams punches Ray on the floor and then he connects with a European uppercut. Devon and Brutus are in the crowd and Brutus is sent into the wall. Ray and Williams are now in the crowd too. Devon and Brutus are in the bleachers. Williams sends Ray into the wall but Williams is sent into the wall too. Ray with a kick to Doug Williams and then Devon sends Brutus into the wall.
Doug and Ray are in the ring and Williams with a kick and punch. Ray with a kick and jabs followed by the Bubbonic Elbow. He has elbows for Kiyoshi and Bashir. Ray with a slam to Magnus and Young tries to interfere with Devon. Devon goes up for the Wassup Head Butt and he hits it. It is time to chant along with Team 3D as they ask for tables. Williams and Magnus with clotheslines to Team 3D as a table is set up. They set for a double suplex through the table, but Devon moves the table. Devon punches Williams and Magnus and then he clotheslines Williams over the top rope to the floor. Rob is in the ring and Devon splashes the referee. Rob Terry with a choke slam to Ray. Devon power bombs Magnus through the table but since the referee is still out cold, Eric Young hits Devon with the title belt. Eric revives the referee and he sees Devon on the broken table and he calls for the bell.
Winners: Doug Williams and Brutus Magnus
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to see TNA at Comic-Con.
Lauren is in the interview area and Stevie Richards is yelling $50,000. He asks if Abyss thought he got rid of him with a flesh wound or a few bruises. He has a $50,000 bounty for anyone who can take care of Abyss. He tells Abyss that he will be treated like an animal.
It is time for more from the Jesse Neal training sessions with Rhino.
We go to the back where Jeremy Borash enters Mick Foley’s office and Scott Steiner and Booker T are attacking Mick Foley and Bobby Lashley. Kurt Angle runs in and hits Lashley with the Big Poppa Pipe. We go to commercial.
We are back and we see Robert Roode and James Storm attacking Booker T and Scott Steiner.
Match Number Five: Kurt Angle and Kevin Nash versus Mick Foley and Bobby Lashley in a Titles are on the Line Match
Foley and Lashley do not come out when their music plays so the referee is about to declare them the winners, but Foley’s music plays again and he comes out. Angle attacks Foley on the ramp but Foley punches Angle and then Foley punches Nash and sends him into the guardrail. Angle and Foley start off and Foley sends Angle into the turnbuckles. Foley punches Angle in the head and then he sets for the running knee into the corner. Nash with a clothesline to Foley to stop the momentum. Angle punches Foley and Foley goes to the floor. Angle goes out after Foley but Foley punches Angle. Nash hits Foley from behind and then Angle slams his head into the steps. Angle returns Foley into the ring and Nash is tagged in. Nash punches Foley in the head. Nash with knees in the corner. Nash with elbows and punches as Foley falls into the corner. Angle tags back in and he punches Foley. Foley goes down after another punch. Angle tries for a German suplex but Foley blocks it and then he hits a double underhook DDT. Foley with the mandible claw but Nash breaks it up with a big boot. Angle puts Foley in the ankle lock and Foley tries for the ropes but Angle pulls him into the center of the ring and Angle laces the leg.
The lights go out and Sting’s music plays. When the lights go back on, Sting appears in the crowd and Nash and Angle look at Sting and forget that Foley is still in the match. The lights go out and when the go back on, Bobby Lashley is in the ring after being in the fife and drum corps. Lashley sends Angle to the floor and Lashley spears Nash allowing Foley to pin Nash.
Winners: Bobby Lashley and Legends Champion Mick Foley
We go to credits.