TNA iMPACT Report – October 8th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We start off a look back at the problems between Abyss and Mick Foley after their apparent mixture of the past and present with the masked and flannel gimmicks.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Harry Potter Land is coming’ Tenay and Taz.
Abyss is in the ring and he has some barbed wire and he wraps it around the ropes. Abyss is a bit winded and he drops some glass on the mat. He says that he is making himself feel at home in the Impact Zone. Abyss says that he brought a few little friends from home. Those friends are thumbtacks. Abyss says that he wants to feel comfortable. Mick has wrestled all over this planet and entertained fans in every state and bled on every continent on this planet. Abyss tells Mick that he has never bled like Abyss is going to make him bleed at Bound for Glory. Abyss tells Mick that he is here to challenge Foley to a match at Bound for Glory. He says that it will not be any match, it will be the hardcore wrestling signature match, Monster’s Ball. He says that Mick will not have a very nice day at Bound For Glory because he is going to beat Mick’s ass.
Mick’s music plays and he comes out and he has a barbed wire baseball bat and a mic. Mick wants to make sure that he heard Abyss’ challenge. Abyss interrupts Mick and brings up Mick’s comments about being a cheap facsimile and knockoff. Abyss asks Mick if it was a cheap carbon copy and knockoff when he main evented the first Lockdown against A.J. Styles. Was he a cheap knockoff in 2005 when he competed with Sabu in the first barbed wire massacre match? Was he a cheap knockoff in 2007 when he defeated Sting to be the TNA champion. He says that it was Abyss and while he was spilling his blood, he wonders what Foley was doing. Abyss says that Foley was writing children’s books and playing with sock puppets. Abyss says that there is a big difference between the two of the them, Abyss says that he is hardcore while Mick used to be. Abyss tells Mick that he is the cheap knockoff. He tells Mick that Mick is only half the man he used to be.
Mick says that he never said that Abyss was not hardcore. Mick says that he is banning the fifty thousand dollar bounty on Abyss. Mick says that Abyss will be in TNA for a long time. Mick says that at Bound for Glory we will find out if Mick is half the man he used to be. He tells Abyss to bring his “A” game to Monster’s Ball.
Mick says that he is going to tweak Monster’s Ball a bit. Mick says that Abyss might be too reliant on a few inanimate objects, so Abyss cannot use thumbtacks. There is going to be a special guest referee. Abyss says that the guest referee is going to be Dr. Stevie.
Speak of the doctor, he comes out with Daffney and he gets on the mic. He tells Chris that he has done it once again. He has managed to alienate everyone once again. Even Mick Foley, his idol, has been alienated. Stevie says that nobody cares about Abyss, not even his mother. Stevie says that Abyss is an annoyance. Lauren comes to the ring to be by Abyss’ side. Stevie tells Abyss to hide behind the skirt of a twenty dollar a night street walker. Abyss returns to the ring and he wants to make sure that he heard what Stevie said. Abyss chokes Stevie but Daffney with a low blow to Abyss. Mick uses the barbed wire bat on Abyss’ head but Matt Morgan comes out and he gets rid of Stevie.
Jeremy Borash is with the World Elite and he asks Eric if the honeymoon is over. Eric says that the war is over and the World Elite have won. Eric says that he reached out to Kurt and his men. He has been there to help them up every time, but they did not show the same. Eric says that last week was the final straw. Eric says that they are the most dominant force after what they did to Hernandez and Kurt Angle. Jeremy brings up the rumor of a match between Eric Young and Hernandez. Eric says that it is a rumor. He says that Hernandez is dead to him. Eric says that they will never be in the ring one-on-one. Eric says that Hernandez is not on his level. Eric says the rumors will be laid to rest. We go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is now with the Main Event Mafia. Jeremy tells Kurt what Eric said about their victory. Kurt wants to make sure that he heard Jeremy right and then Kurt tells Jeremy to say it again. Kurt says that nobody declares victory over them. Kurt has a thirty thousand dollar hit on Eric Young.
Before our first match, we see the World Elite attack on Hernandez and Kurt Angle last week.
Match Number One: Kevin Nash versus Hernandez for the Legends Title
Hernandez pushes Nash and then they lock up and Nash with a vintage knee and elbow followed by punches and more knees in the corner. Nash with more punches but Hernandez with forearms. Nash with a knee and a big boot followed by a clothesline that sends Hernandez over the top rope to the floor. Hernandez sends Nash into the ring post. Hernandez sends Nash into the guardrails. They return to the ring and then he connects with shoulders in the corner. Hernandez with an Irish whip but Nash sends Hernandez to the apron but Hernandez with the slingshot shoulder.
Eric Young comes to the ring and he clips Hernandez and the referee calls for the bell.
Young with a piledriver to Hernandez. Young gives Nash his belt and he tells Nash that he owes him.
Matt Morgan is walking in the back and Abyss stops him. Abyss thanks Matt for what he did tonight but he wants to make one thing clear. He did not want this match any more than Matt did. Abyss wants to know if he can trust Matt for one night. Matt tells Abyss that they can be a team tonight. Matt says that they won’t be best friends after tonight. Matt says that he will take care of Angle while Abyss will take care of Foley. Morgan tells Abyss to focus and Abyss says that he is focused. Abyss tells Matt he better have his back tonight. Matt tells Abyss that he doesn’t even have to ask.
We go to commercial.
Kevin Nash is walking in the back and he wants to know what was going on in the ring. Nash asks Young if he should be around him. Young mentions that $30,000 hit on his head. Nash asks Young what stops him from snapping his neck and collecting the money. Young doubles the offer and wants to return the favor. Young says that he has a singles match at Bound for Glory but he wants to make it a three way for the Legends Title. Young suggests they work together and beat Hernandez while Nash keeps the title. Nash and Young shake hands.
Lauren is in the back and Hernandez is being checked on. Hernandez tells Young that it will not happen again.
We see footage from last week when Joe attacked Bobby Lashley and choked him out.
Match Number Two: Samoa Joe versus Amazing Red for the X Division Title
Red avoids Joe and then Red with a drop kick and kicks to the leg. Joe sends Red to the mat and then he kicks Red in the back. Joe with a snap mare followed by a chop, kick, and knee drop.
Bobby Lashley comes to the ring and Joe is distracted by Lashley. Red goes up top and hits a missile drop kick and then Red with an enzuigiri. Red with a drop kick into the corner, but Joe with the uranage as Red charges into the corner. Joe with punches and kicks to Red. Joe has the referee threaten to send Lashley to the back but the referee does nothing about it and Joe wants Lashley to stay.
Joe lets Lashley in the ring and they exchange punches with Lashley getting the advantage. Joe with a knee and then Lashley with a full nelson slam. Red goes up top and hits a corkscrew moonsault followed by a standing shooting star press for the three count.
Winner: Amazing Red
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is waiting for Red but Joe comes into the interview area and he takes the mic and he tells Lashley that he is in his sights and this is a war that Bobby will not survive. He says that his days are numbered and he will leave a little piece of Lashley left for him to execute at Bound for Glory.
Match Number Three: Daniels and Suicide versus Homicide and D’Angelo Dinero
All four men battle with Daniels working with Homicide on the floor while Suicide with a clothesline to Dinero. Homicide with a clothesline to Suicide and then Dinero with a suplex to Suicide before tagging Homicide in. Homicide with an elbow drop and a short arm clothesline. Dinero tags in and he kicks Suicide and punches him. Homicide tags back in and he punches Suicide and hits a snap mare and chokes Suicide. Dinero tags in and Homicide slams Suicide and Dinero with a fist drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Dinero with a snap mare and then he hits a Ric Flair knee drop. Suicide goes to the apron and avoids Dinero and Homicide. Suicide with a double clothesline and Daniels is tagged in and he hits a forearm and spinning heel kick and clothesline to DInero. Dinero with an elbow but Daniels with a palm thrust followed by a Death Valley Driver for a near fall that is broken up by Homicide. Homicide goes to the Spanish Announce table in the middle of the match and he attacks Willie Urbina. Suicide makes the save. Homicide throws a chair outside the ring.
Back in the ring, Daniels with a uranage and he tries for the BME but Homicide stops him. Dinero with the double knees to the back and he gets the three count.
Winners: Homicide and D’Angelo Dinero
Kurt Angle wants to know why Eric Young is still walking. Nash says that Young offered him more money. Kurt says that it is about loyalty, not money. Nash says that he was offered double. Kurt says that they are going to talk later. He tells Nash not to take any more side deals. Nash says that Angle should have offered him triple after Angle leaves.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mike Tenay is in the ring with the participants in the double ladder match at Bound for Glory. Mike reminds everyone of the rules. The one who pulls down the TNA Tag Title belt will become the new champions. The person who gets the IWGP tag title belt will be the new champions. The contracts are now signed. Mike wants comments. Booker takes the mic and he makes some comments. Storm hits hit catchphrase and we have a brawl. The fight is all over the ring with Team 3D squaring off with the British Invasion while Storm and Roode fight with Booker and Steiner. Roode sets up a table in the ring and Booker falls onto the table and Sharmell thinks about getting in the ring. She finally gets in and she tries to be a human shield. Roode climbs the ladder but Big Rob pushes Roode off the ladder. Devon punches Rob but Steiner attacks Devon. Steiner and Booker with a double spinebuster through the table. Steiner and Booker battle with the British Invasion but Rob takes advantage and hits a side slam on Steiner.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, Alyssa Flash, and Traci Brooks versus Sarita, Taylor Wilde, Christy Hemme, and Hamada in an Elimination Tag Match
Brooks and Hamada start off and Hamada with a take down but she misses a cross body. Traci with a rollup after a sunset flip. Hamada with a back heel kick but Traci gets her shoulder up. Christy tags in and she hits a leg drop and then she chokes Traci with her leg. Traci with a jawbreaker for the three count. Christy is eliminated.
Taylor Wilde comes in and she hits a drop kick for a near fall. Alyssa grabs Taylor’s foot and Traci with a clothesline. Flash with a curb stomp for a near fall. Wilde with a cross arm lungblower and then Hamada is tagged in and hits a missile drop kick. Hamada and Flash with forearms and then Hamada with a running boot that sends her to the floor. Hamada and Alyssa fight on the floor and the referee counts them out.
Sarita and Velvet are in the ring and Sarita with a Japanese arm drag. Sarita with a drop toe hold and Wilde with a drop kick for a near fall. Wilde with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Wilde with forearms to Velvet but Velvet with a kick followed by a DDT for the three count to eliminate Taylor.
Sarita misses a drop kick and Traci is tagged in and she kicks Sarita. Traci sets for the jawbreaker but Sarita with a belly-to-belly for the three count.
Velvet and Madison attack Sarita and Velvet with a curb stomp for a near fall. Madison tags in and Sarita sends Velvet into Madison and she gets an inside cradle on Velvet to pin her.
Madison tries for a suplex but Sarita counters with another inside cradle for a near fall. Sarita with a rollup for a two count. Madison with a knee followed by a boot to the head. Alyssa comes out and she demands to be back in the match. This distraction draws the referee out of the ring. Sarita hits a double underhook sit out power bomb and Lacey Von Erich interferes and hits a choke slam and hides under the ring. The referee makes the three count on Sarita.
Winners: Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, Alyssa Flash, and Traci Brooks
Mick and Kurt are in the office and Kurt says that he is at the end of his rope and he has business to deal with Matt Morgan. He tells Mick that he does not want any games tonight. Mick asks if it looked like he was playing games two weeks ago when he left Abyss swimming in his own blood. Mick says that he knows that Matt and Abyss have worked together while this is their first time together. Kurt says that he likes Mick’s attitude.
Sting is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Matt Morgan is doing push ups while Abyss sits in the corner. Abyss chants Mick’s name and they leave the locker room.
We go to the Impact Zone where Sting makes his way to the ring. Sting tells A.J. that after they finished that sit down interview with Mike Tenay, he sat in the ring and thought about a lot of the things that A.J. said. He thought about the comment about passing the torch versus not wanting to be in there. Sting says that he told A.J. that there are times when it is not worth lacing up the boots when you didn’t believe in yourself. Sting says that it doesn’t matter if you are twenty or fifty. It does not matter if it is your first or thousandth match. For twenty-three years, he brought his best into the ring. Sometimes, his best wasn’t good enough, but he brought his best. Sting says that he was taken aback by the challenge for the title match. He thought about taking A.J. up on the challenge because it is in his veins and his blood. He still has the will to win. He will lace his boots up one more time in California at Bound for Glory and he is going to bring his best. Sting says that if he does not live up to his expectations at Bound for Glory, it will be showtime for the last time.
Kurt Angle comes out and he asks Sting if he was going to talk about retiring. Angle wants Sting to say that he will retire. Angle tells Sting that he should have retired before No Surrender when A.J. and Sting pulled off that scam. Matt Morgan screwed him and Sting handed A.J. the title. In return, A.J. does a favor and gives Sting the title match at Bound for Glory. Angle suggests that the show should be changed from Impact to The View so Sting and A.J. can kiss each other’s ass. Angle says that he wants his rematch and his title shot. Angle says that A.J. has never questioned his integrity but A.J. gives Sting the title shot at Bound for Glory. Angle says that he is not going to go away. Angle says that to be the best, you have to beat him in the ring. Everyone knows that fact. He tells Sting to do everyone a favor and retire before the pay per view so a real champion can step up to the main event instead of some washed up has been.
Sting asks Kurt if he wants him to retire. Sting tells Kurt to try to retire him. Sting tells Kurt to put the old man out of his misery. Sting pushes Kurt and Kurt is about to do it, but security comes to the ring. Angle attacks Sting from behind and Angle puts Sting in the ankle lock. A.J. Styles comes to the ring and he can do what three members of TNA security cannot do and Angle leaves the ring.
Angle says that he wants his title match and he has an opening next week and he wants A.J. to prove that he is the best on Impact. A.J. gives Angle his title match next week.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren asks A.J. about accepting a match against Kurt Angle for next week. A.J. says that it might not have been wise, but it was necessary. A.J. says that some say that Sting handed him the title on a silver platter so he has a lot to prove. Next week on Impact, it ends and there will be no doubts.
We run through the card for Bound for Glory.
Samoa Joe is still angry as he continues to destroy things in the back. We go to commercial.
We are back and the Motor City Machine Guns are on the stage and Chris Sabin says that they have listened to everyone and they have new music. Alex shows their new music video. While the video plays, Samoa Joe attacks Sabin and Shelley and takes their mic.
Joe wants Bobby and he tells him that if Bobby wanted to start a war, the war is waiting for him in the ring. Lashley’s music plays and he comes out. They fight on the ramp and they exchange punches. Joe gets a chair and he hits Lashley in the ribs but misses another chair shot. They fight to the Spanish Announce Table and Joe throws chairs at Lashley. Joe with a kick and then he puts Lashley on the announce table. Joe climbs to the next level of the scaffold and then Joe hits an elbow drop through the Spanish Announce Table.
We go to commercial.
We are back briefly and see people attending to Bobby Lashley. We go back to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of many angles of the elbow drop by Samoa Joe onto Bobby Lashley.
We see the medical staff checking on Bobby’s neck.
We see footage from last week when Kong attacked ODB and Tara after Tara and ODB had some words.
Match Number Four: Tara versus ODB for the TNA Women’s Title
Tara knocks away ODB’s flask and ODB does not appreciate that. ODB with punches but Tara punches back. ODB catches Tara on a float over attempt but Tara gets out of the slam attempt. Tara with a rollup but ODB rolls through. Tara with another near fall. ODB tries for a suplex but she cannot keep Tara up. Tara tries for a suplex but she has the same result. Tara tries for a cross body but ODB with a fallaway slam and kip up and she gets a near fall.
ODB comes to the ring and she has a sledgehammer. ODB pulls a distracted Tara down by the hair. Kong grabs So Cal Val and Tara has ODB in an arm bar. Kong tells Val to put the tarantula on the floor. Tara releases the hold and grabs the sledgehammer and kicks Kong. ODB with a kick and TKO for the three count.
Kurt Angle and Mick Foley start their walk to the ring for their main event. We go to commercial.
We are back and the referee sends Dr. Stevie to the back and Daffney has to leave as well.
Match Number Six: Mick Foley and Kurt Angle versus Matt Morgan and Abyss
Abyss and Foley start things off but Foley wants to tag Angle in before they lock up. Angle with a kick and punches. Angle with a kick but Abyss with clotheslines. Abyss with a running splash into the corner and he sets for a choke slam but Angle rolls through and puts Abyss in the ankle lock. Foley gets the barbed wire bat as Abyss gets out of the hold. Foley hits Abyss in the back with the belt and then Angle goes for the knee. Foley tags in and he punches Abyss in the head. Foley with a boot to the head and then he chokes Abyss in the ropes and hits a splash on the back. Abyss with punches but Foley with a drop toe hold and Angle tags in. Angle punches Abyss and tries for the Olympic slam but Abyss escapes the hold and hits Shock Treatment on Angle. Morgan and Foley tag in and Morgan with clotheslines and a splash to Angle followed by a side slam. Foley attacks Morgan from behind while Morgan poses. Morgan with a discus clothesline for a two count. Abyss clotheslines Angle over the top rope. Foley kicks Morgan. Abyss gets the barbed wire baseball bat and Foley turns into a big boot from Morgan for the three count.
Winners: Matt Morgan and Abyss
We go to credits.