TNA iMPACT Report – September 3rd, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We start off with a reminder that we have some qualifying matches for the main event at No Surrender. The women’s tag tournament continues tonight as well.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Does Disney get his rights too’ Tenay and Taz.
Do you remember last week when Rhino tried to break Jesse Neal in half, only to see Devon make the save.
Match Number One: Rhino versus Sting in a No Surrender Bracket A Qualifying Match
Rhino with a kick and punch but Sting with a hard Irish whip. Sting with an Irish whip and a Stinger Splash or two. Sting with a kick to the leg and then he puts Rhino in the Scorpion Death Lock. Rhino tries to power out of the hold and Rhino is able to get to the ropes. Rhino with an Irish whip and shoulder into the corner. Rhino works on the ribs and then Rhino raises his arms. Rhino with a punch to the ribs and then he works on the kidneys. Rhino punches Sting in the corner and the arms go up again. Rhino chokes Sting. Rhino with a snap mare and body scissors. Rhino with a punch to Sting followed by a chop. Sting with an Irish whip but he misses the Stinger Splash. Rhino hits the belly-to-belly suplex and he flips off the crowd in a digitized manner. Rhino misses the GORE and Sting hits the Scorpion Death Drop for the three count.
After the match, Rhino GORES Sting and then he punches Sting while showing the crowd that they are number one on each hand. The referee sends Rhino out of the ring, but the referee is not that effective because Sting falls victim to another GORE. More referees come into the ring to point at Rhino and keep him away from Sting. The TNA medical staff checks on Sting as we go to commercial.
We are back and do you remember Rhino’s post match attack on Sting after losing?
We see A.J. Styles checking on Sting as Sting gets his ribs taped up.
We are in the Main Event Mafia dressing room and Booker is saying something to Kurt Angle. Kurt points out that he has to deal with Matt Morgan in two weeks and Scott Steiner and Booker screwed things up. We see Kip fixing some wires and Booker wonders what happened to Kip. Booker wants Kip to leave. Kurt has had enough of the insanity so he leaves.
Match Number Two: Chris Sabin with Alex Shelley versus A.J. Styles in a Bracket Two No Surrender Qualifying Tournament Match
They lock up and Sabin with a waist lock. Styles with a standing switch and Sabin with a wrist lock. Styles with a reversal but Sabin with a reversal of his own. Sabin with a kick and Japanese arm drag. Styles with an arm drag. Styles with a side head lock take down. Sabin with a head scissors but Styles escapes. Sabin with a side head lock and styles with a phenomenal drop kick that sends Sabin to the floor. Sabin with a head scissors on the floor. Sabin hot shots Styles onto the guardrails. Sabin sends Styles back into the ring and then he sends Styles into the turnbuckles and chokes him with his boot. Sabin with a knee as Styles comes off the ropes. Sabin with a snap mare into a reverse chin lock. Styles with an elbow and punch but Sabin with a knee and kick. Styles grabs Sabin’s leg and sends him to the mat. Styles with a clothesline and running elbow. Sabin sends Styles to the apron and Styles hits the phenomenal forearm but he can only get a two count. Styles sets for the Styles Clash but Sabin counters with a rollup. Sabin tries for a tornado DDT and Styles counters into a package suplex for a near fall. Styles sends Sabin into the turnbuckles but Sabin moves. Styles tries for the moonsault into the inverted DDT but Sabin counters and Sabin hits the running boot. Sabin misses a springboard move and Styles hits the Pele kick and Styles hits the Styles Clash for the three count.
Winner: A.J. Styles
Lauren is in the back with Hernandez and she asks Hernandez about the conflict that he has over having to face Homicide. Hernandez says that with the amount of people on the roster, he has to wrestle Homicide. He says that he made a promise that he would not stop until he becomes the first Latino champion. Eric Young stops by and he says that he wants Hernandez in the World Elite. Eric says that it was not a coincidence. Eric says that him and Hernandez are brothers. Eric says that he had hopes and dreams when he came to this country but they were dashed. Eric says that American dreams are only reserved for Americans. Eric will show that they are familia. We go to commercial.
We are back and Daniels makes his way to the ring. He says that on September 20th at No Surrender he walks into the ring one more time as the challenger for the X Division title. Before that goes down, he has something to say to Joe face to face and he wants Joe to come to the ring.
Joe obliges and he comes to the ring. Daniels tells Joe that he did not think that they would be wrestling for the X Division title under these circumstances. Daniels reminds Joe of the time that the company revolved around the X Division. You talked about three men, Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels, and A.J. Styles. Daniels says that it was more special because they came up together and worked all over the world. They became closer than friends, they became like family. Daniels says that all of that work paid off four years ago at Unbreakable 2005 when Joe and A.J. challenged him for the title and how it was the main event of the pay per view. Daniels says that was the night when people realized that TNA was the future of professional wrestling.
Joe tells Daniels that he gave him ample time to make a point he cares about and he has things he needs to do. Daniels wants to know what Joe has to do. Daniels tells Joe that the Main Event Mafia is scared of Joe. Daniels reminds Joe that he beat each of them when he was champion. They convinced Taz to have Joe join the Main Event Mafia. Daniels says that Joe threw away his friendships and integrity. Daniels tells Joe that his friends don’t even recognize him. Daniels asks Joe how his wife and son can respect him knowing that he is a sell out. Daniels asks Taz but Joe with a head and arm Joeplex. We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Matt Morgan and she wants to know what is going on with the Main Event Mafia. Matt asks who is playing head games. Matt says that he thought Scotty and Booker were setting him up for failure. He says that it is a learning experience and a rookie mistake on his part. Matt says that things are great between him and the Main Event Mafia and even better between him and Kurt. They have each other’s back. Matt says that he is counting down the days until No Surrender.
Match Number Three: Suicide versus Doug Williams in a Bracket Two No Surrender Qualifying Match
They lock up and Williams works on the arm but Suicide reverses using the ropes. Williams with a snap mare but Suicide with a wrist lock. Williams with another snap mare but Suicide returns to the arm. Williams with a knee to the back followed by a reverse chin lock. Suicide returns to the arm. Suicide charges into a boot but Suicide gets Williams up and hits a running fireman’s carry slam for a near fall. Williams with a waist lock and he sends Suicide into the turnbuckles and hits a belly-to-back suplex. Williams with a running knee to the head. Williams chokes Suicide in the ropes and then connects with a snap mare into a neck vise. Williams with a knee drop to the head. Suicide with a series of chops but Williams with a flying European uppercut but he cannot get the three count because he posed for no reason. Williams with a punch to Suicide and then he chokes Suicide in the ropes. Williams with a snap suplex for a near fall. Williams with an Irish whip and running knee. Williams goes to the top turnbuckle but Suicide with a kick that sends Williams back to the mat. Suicide with punches to Williams and the referee pulls him off. Suicide with a drop kick and clothesline. Suicide with a side Russian leg sweep and then he slams Williams.
D’Angelo Dinero comes out and Suicide hits a cross body onto Dinero. Williams hits Chaos Theory for the three count.
Winner: Doug Williams
Jeremy Borash is with Sting and he tells Sting that he might have three cracked ribs. Jeremy asks Sting if he is thinking straight if he is going to continue to wrestle. Sting asks how many more times will he get to wrestle for the title. Sting says that the beginning is right in front of him.
We see Velvet Sky and Angelina Love in their lair as we go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Angelina and Velvet and Lauren asks them if they know who Madison’s ‘mystery partner’ is. Velvet threatens to hurt Lauren if she insults them again. Velvet says that she does not care who Madison’s partner is. Angelina suggests that Lauren be Madison’s partner. Angelina restates that she does not care who Madison’s partner is next week.
Match Number Four: Sojournor Bolt and Hamada versus Tara and Christy Hemme in a Women’s Tag Title Tournament Match
Tara and Hamada start things off and they lock up and Hamada with a waist lock but Tara with a standing switch. We get a few more standing switches. Tara with a rollup and bridge for a near fall. Hamada with a leg sweep but Tara grabs the ankle and gets a near fall. Tara bows as a sign of respect and Hamada shows no respect with a kick. Hamada with a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Bolt tags in and she kicks Tara in the face. Tara with a slam and Christy is tagged in and she hits a leg drop for a near fall. Christy with an Irish whip but she misses a splash. Bolt sends Christy into the turnbuckles and Hamada is tagged in and hits a double sledge followed by a kick to the head. Hamada with a head butt as we go to commercial.
We are back and Bolt works over Christy. Tara is tagged in and she punches Bolt. Tara with a clothesline and then she hits a thrust kick for a near fall and Hamada breaks up the cover. Hemme with an inverted DDT on Hamada. Tara with the Widow’s Peak for the three count.
Winners: Tara and Christy Hemme
After the match, Tara brings out her tarantula for some air. Hamada with the Hamada Driver on Bolt since Bolt lost the match.
Jeremy Borash is with Kurt Angle in the back and Jeremy tells Angle that he thinks Matt Morgan is working him. Kurt says that he is the master manipulator and he says Matt needs him more than Kurt needs him. Kurt and Matt meet in the back and Matt suggests things that they can do. He would love to team with Kurt out there. Kurt asks Matt if he is screwing with him and Matt says that screwing with Kurt Angle is career suicide. Matt says that when it comes down to the two of them, there will be no questions asked. Kurt is satisfied with that.
We go to commercial.
We are back with an LAX video package.
Match Number Five: Homicide versus Hernandez in a Bracket One No Surrender Qualifying Match
They hug at the start of the match and then they lock up and Hernandez sends Homicide to the mat. They lock up again and Homicide with a waist lock and side head lock. Homicide with a kick and punch. Homicide tries for a sunset flip but Hernandez does not go over. Hernandez with an overhead throw by the throat. Hernandez tries for the Border Toss but Homicide escapes and hits a drop kick and gets a near fall. Homicide with a punch to Hernandez. Hernandez with chops but Homicide with kicks to the leg. Homicide works on the knee. Homicide with a forearm to the back. Homicide with shoulders in the corner and then Homicide kicks Hernandez in the knee again. Homicide tries for a Tornado DDT but Hernandez returns Homicide to the turnbuckles and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Hernandez misses a charge but Hernandez with a uranage slam for the three count.
After the match, Hernandez offers his hand and Homicide shakes it. Hernandez raises Homicide’s hand.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Doug Williams, Brutus Magnus, and Rob Terry. Lauren asks Doug about his opponent. Doug says that he is a big fan of A.J’s and considers him one of the best. However, he ranks himself higher than Styles. Doug says that he will give them a one-on-one match with no tricks our interference.
Jeremy Borash is with A.J. Styles. Jeremy asks A.J. about what happened a few weeks ago. A.J. says that his confidence is back and he thanks Sting for that. Styles says that he hit rock bottom but it was necessary to move forward.
Kurt Angle enters the Impact Zone through the Anglevator and he goes to the announce table.
Match Number Six: Doug Williams versus A.J. Styles in the Bracket Two Qualifying Finals for No Surrender
They lock up to a stalemate. Styles with a single leg take down and Williams with a side head lock and take down but Styles with a head scissors. Williams escapes the head scissors and he works on the ankle. Styles with a rollup for a near fall. Williams with a single leg take down and he tries for a bow and arrow but Styles with a near fall. Williams with a kick but Styles with forearms. Williams with a side head lock. Styles with a slam and a phenomenal knee drop for a near fall. Styles with a forearm to the back and then he works on Williams’ knee and ankle. Williams with a forearm but Styles with a punch. Williams with an Irish whip but Styles moves on the charge. Williams with an uppercut for a near fall. Williams with a snap mare and heads scissors. Williams drives Styles head into the mat and gets a near fall. Styles with an Irish whip and then they bump heads and both go down. Williams and Styles exchange forearms and then Williams with an uppercut but Styles with the phenomenal drop kick. Styles with the flip dive to the floor and he nails Williams. Styles brings Williams back into the ring and gets a near fall. Styles with a torture rack into a spinning power bomb for a near fall. Styles puts Williams on the top turnbuckle and Williams knocks Styles off and Williams hits the corkscrew European uppercut for a near fall. Williams with head butts and European uppercuts. Styles with a discus clothesline and both men are down. Williams tries for Chaos Theory again but Styles blocks it and hits the springboard moonsault into the inverted DDT for the three count.
Winner: A.J. Styles
Jeremy Borash is with A.J. Styles at ringside to ask him about making it into the main event at No Surrender. Styles says that he is not done yet. He says that he still has to climb the mountain and nobody is going to stop him. Styles celebrates with the fans. We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Team 3D and Jesse Neal. Ray says that him and Devon are heroes to wrestling fans all over the world, but Jesse is a true American hero. He reminds us that Jesse was on the USS Cole when it got blew up. Rhino took Jesse under his wing to train Jesse and help him, but Rhino beat the crap out of him and left him laying. Was it because Jesse wasn’t the toughest in the world. Ray says that Rhino wasn’t the toughest when they were in ECW. Ray says that Jesse is now under the protection of Team 3D and they are going to train him properly. Ray says that Jesse will be a War Machine when they are done.
Devon says that they have not forgotten about the British Invasion. He says that they are walking around with their IWGP Tag Titles. In the next fifteen minutes, they are going to come for them and then Booker and Steiner are next. At No Surrender, they better be ready.
Match Number Seven: Hernandez versus Sting in the Bracket One Qualifying Match Finals for No Surrender
They lock up and Hernandez runs Sting into the turnbuckles to work on the already injured ribs. The referee asks Sting if he wants to continue and Sting is not done. Sting with a side head lock and Hernandez runs Sting into the turnbuckles again. Sting punches and chops Hernandez and hits a reverse atomic drop and a drop kick but Sting stays down after he hits the mat on the drop kick. Hernandez takes his time picking up Sting and then he sends Sting into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders to the ribs. Hernandez with a chop and then he hits a body block.
Homicide comes out and he attacks Sting and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Sting by Disqualification
Security takes ‘Homicide’ away and he is a lot whiter and it is Eric Young.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Hernandez is in the ring and he has a mic. Hernandez tells Eric Young that he is tired of his games and he wants Eric to come to the ring. Doug Williams and Brutus Magnus try to Pearl Harbor Hernandez but their attack fails. Kiyoshi, Bashir, and Rob Terry attack Hernandez and Terry slams Hernandez. A.J. Styles comes out and connects with a few clotheslines but then the World Elite realize that they outnumber him. The bell rings and that brings out Roode and Storm. World Elite flee the ring. Team 3D show up and now the World Elite are cornered. Time for a twelve man brawl. Storm, Roode, Team 3D, and A.J. are in control inside the Impact Zone while Hernandez and Eric Young go to the back.
Bashir begs for mercy but Ray with an elbow drop while Bashir prays. Ray with a back body drop and then Ray with a slam and it is time for some Wassup. Are you ready for some tables? Here they come. Scott Steiner and Booker T come to the ring and they battle with Team 3D. Steiner with a T-Bone Suplex to Ray and Booker with a Bookend to Devon. Storm and Roode work over Booker and Steiner until Williams and Magnus get involved. Williams with a flying European uppercut to Roode. Steiner and Booker send Storm through the table.
We go to credits.