TNA iMPACT Report – Oct. 15th, 2009
TNA Super iMPACT Report – October 15th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We begin tonight’s show with a video package promoting the three hour Impact leading up to the three hour Bound for Glory pay per view.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Bound for Rollercoasters’ Tenay and Taz.
The Main Event Mafia are already in the ring and Kurt has the mic. He says that he is dressed for battle. He reminds us that he usually preaches to everyone in a suit and tie talking about the wonders of the Main Event Mafia. Tonight is a special night because he faces A.J. Styles. He is not here to talk about A.J. He wants to talk about the one year anniversary of the greatest group of men to be assembled as one. Bound for Glory will be their one year anniversary. Bound for Glory is the biggest pay per view of all. Kurt says that he wants to make sure that his warriors are ready. Kurt says that he came out here for them. Kurt reminds Kevin Nash that he is the Legend’s champion because he is a legend. He tells Kevin that he will beat Hernandez and Eric Young at Bound for Glory. Kurt reminds Samoa Joe that he has Bobby Lashley, one of the most dominant MMA fighters. He wants Joe to bring his Nation of Violence to show why he is the most dominant wrestler. Kurt talks to Steiner and Booker and talks about their success in the ring. He wants them to do what they do best. He wants them to win. Kurt says that as the godfather of the Main Event Mafia, he will keep his end of the bargain by beating Matt Morgan and wearing him down. He says that he will get his shot at his TNA title.
A.J. Styles comes out and he is joined by Matt Morgan, Bobby Lashley, Hernandez, Robert Roode, James Storm, and Team 3D. Ray wants to know if everyone else is as tired as he is of having to listen to Kurt Angle. Ray introduces the TNA champion, A.J. Styles and gives him the mic. A.J. wants to make sure he heard Kurt right to know if Kurt said that this was a make or break pay per view for the Main Event Mafia. A.J. says that it is a break pay per view for the Main Event Mafia. A.J. says that they are three days from the Main Event Mafia ceasing from existing.
Matt Morgan heads to the ring and he is joined by the rest of the troops and we have a brawl in and out of the ring. The Main Event Mafia are out of the ring and security finally makes their way to the ring once everything is done.
Joe and Lashley fight through security on the ramp and we go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Super Impact Moment of the brawl.
We see footage of problems between Tara and Kong last week during Tara’s match with ODB.
Tara and ODB argue but Kong attacks both of her partners and she leaves. Lacey holds ODB while Velvet and Madison kick her. Kong attacks Tara on the floor and sends her into the guardrail. Meanwhile, Velvet with a drop kick to ODB for a near fall. Kong leaves with Saeed. Velvet with forearms to ODB and Madison is tagged in. Madison and Velvet with a double side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Madison with forearms to the back and a kick to the head. ODB blocks a kick and hits a clothesline. Tara and Velvet tag in and Tara with punches for all of her opponents. Tara with a kick to Velvet and then she hits a suplex and kips up. Tara pulls Velvet into position and sets for a moonsault but ODB tags herself in. Tara pulls Velvet off ODB’s shoulders and the partners attack. Tara with a super kick and Velvet with the three count on ODB.
Winners: Madison Rayne, Velvet Sky, and Lacey von Erich
Lauren is with D’Angelo Dinero and he does a live spot for 6 Hour Energy Drink. She asks Dinero about his match with Daniels tonight and the Ultimate X match on Sunday. Dinero says that he does what is righteous. He is in the process of rising to his throne. He has Lauren feel the electricity and power coming from his heart.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Bobby Lashley in the hall about his stretcher match with Rhino. Lauren asks Lashley how he can stay so cool with his match on Sunday. Lashley says that he is cool. That means that Rhino has room to attack Lashley. Rhino tells Lashley that he won’t make it to Bound for Glory.
We have an Ultimate X video package.
We see footage of Joe allowing Lashley to get involved in his match with Red and his title loss.
Match Number Two: Amazing Red with Don West versus Suicide for the X DivisionTitle
They lock up and Suicide with a biel. Suicide avoids an arm drag but Suicide misses a flip leg drop. Red misses a standing moonsault but both men try for drop kicks at the same time. They lock up and Suicide with a waist lock take down. Suicide with an uppercut. Red with a hip toss and arm drag followed by a drop kick. Suicide with a punch and then he drives Red into the turnbuckles and gets a near fall. Suicide drops Red on the top rope and then he misses a kick. Red with a corkscrew plancha onto Suicide. Red goes up but Suicide catches Red. Red with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Red with an Irish whip and he tries for a monkey flip but Suicide gets him on his shoulder and hits a fireman’s carry slam and goes to the apron for a slingshot leg drop for a near fall. Suicide goes up top but Dinero pushes Suicide off the turnbuckles and the referee calls for the bell.
Dinero kicks Suicide and then hot shots him on the turnbuckles and Dinero tries for the running knees but Red with a drop kick to make the save for Suicide.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is with Don West and Amazing Red. Don says that he is the biggest Amazing Red fan and he talks about the heart that Red has. Don says that Red came to him to be his official promoter. Don talks about the Ultimate X Match to determine the Number One Contender. Red told Don that he was never in an Ultimate X Match and now the match is for the X Division Title.
Eric Young comes to the announce table. Mike brings up the ‘war’ between the World Elite and the Main Event Mafia. Eric says the war is over because he said they won.
Hernandez sees Eric at the announce table and he tells Eric that out of respect for Mike and Taz, he will wait until Bound for Glory to break every bone in his body.
Match Number Three: Hernandez versus The British Invasion in a Gauntlet Match
Hernandez faces Doug Williams first and Williams tries for a sunset flip but Hernandez stays up and hits overhead throw. Hernandez with a back body drop and Williams with a back elbow from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Williams with an elbow to the back of the head. Hernandez fights back but Williams rakes the eyes. Williams avoids a suplex and hits European uppercuts but Hernandez with a Pounce for the three count.
Williams with a clothesline to the back of the head and Brutus Magnus is victim number two. Magnus with a kick and a running boot. Magnus poses and then he tries to win the match but he can only get a two count. Magnus with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Magnus punches Hernandez and then Hernandez with a cross body. Hernandez with the slingshot shoulder followed by clotheslines and a Stinger Splash. The shirt comes off and it is time for the biel. Hernandez with the border toss for the three count.
It is now time for Big Rob as he sneaks into the ring and he hits a clothesline and he poses because he hit a clothesline. Rob with a knee and forearm to the back. Hernandez punches back but Rob with a body block. Rob with shoulders in the corner and then he climbs the turnbuckles for punches. Rob poses one more time and that is a mistake because Hernandez hits a sit out powerbomb for the three count.
After the match, Eric Young attacks Hernandez with a kendo stick. Magnus and Williams return to the ring and they hit a corkscrew back elbow from a Hart Attack position. They stand over Hernandez as we go to commercial.
We are back and Mike talks about an interview he did about the Tag Title match. He is with a member of each team on the split screen. Mike asks Ray about the fact that this is the last match involving these four teams. Ray says that from a ladder match to Full Metal Mayhem, they are used to this type of match since everything is allowed. They have one thing on their mind. That is to recapture their tag titles that they have been screwed out of. Mike asks Roode if they can work together with Team 3D. Roode says that it would be to their advantage to work together, but it is every team for themselves. Roode points out that they could win both titles and they are going to try to win both titles. Mike asks Booker about the problems between them and the British Invasions. Booker says that Mike should have asked him first. Magnus interrupts Booker and Mike mentions that the other four men are brawling in catering. We leave the Hollywood Studios Squares for the food fight. All eight men get involved. Tables, ladders, and chairs are involved in this brawl.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kurt Angle bounces around in his locker room. We go to another commercial.
We are back and we go to A.J. Styles with Lauren. She asks him about his match with Sting, but wonders why he isn’t waiting to meet Kurt Angle. A.J. says that Kurt would not take no for an answer. A.J. says that he is a fighting champion. Sting is the icon while Angle is considered the best in the sport. A.J. points out that he is the champion. A.J. says that him and Angle need to know who the best is. It might affect his title match with Sting, but only if Kurt Angle is right. A.J. says that he does not see it happening.
We see footage of Homicide’s attack on Willie Urbina last week.
Match Number Four: D’Angelo Dinero versus Daniels
They lock up and Dinero with a knee and a running knee into the corner. Dinero with chops. Daniels with arm drags but Dinero with a knee and Daniels with a drop kick. Dinero with a thumb to the eye that the referee did not see and then he kicks Daniels. Dinero with a boot to the head followed by an elbow drop for a near fall. Daniels with a punch but Dinero with a palm thrust. Dinero uses some trickeration and he chokes Daniels and then snap mares him followed by an elbow to the head. Dinero chokes Daniels with his knee and then he kicks Daniels in the back before putting Daniels in a camel clutch. Daniels with a neck breaker followed by a forearm and double sledge. Daniels with a leg lariat and then he hits a running forearm into the corner. Daniels with a punch. Dinero fights off Daniels but Daniels with a uranage and he wants to hit the BME but Dinero grabs the leg and hits an STO for a near fall. Daniels with an STO of his own for a near fall. Daniels with a sunset flip but Dinero with a jackknife cover. Daniels bridges out and hits Angels Wings for the three count.
After the match, the lights go out and Suicide comes out again. Suicide stands next to Daniels and Suicide clotheslines Daniels and Suicide with a Kudo Driver and Suicide is Homicide. Homicide is chased out by security.
Mick Foley has a large bucket of popcorn as he walks through the back. We go to commercial.
We are back and Mick Foley has his popcorn instead of a barbed wire baseball bat. He takes his seat in his recliner in the ring. Mick puts on his homemade masks and he says that it is scary and spooky. Mick says that anyone could pretend to be Mick Foley, even Chris Parks. Mick says that with Monster’s Ball on the horizon with Dr. Stevie as the guest referee, he wants to talk about Abyss and how he is a blatant Mick Foley knockoff. He wants everyone to watch the screen to recap some of Abyss’ biggest hits. Mick is interrupted by Abyss who is in 3D as he gets closer to Mick. Abyss knocks Mick over with the barbed wire baseball bat. Mick tells Chris to watch the screen. We hear a woman crying and we see Dr. Stevie. Stevie reminds Chris about what he said before Victory Road. Abyss is at a crossroads not knowing what to do. Abyss goes to the back and Mick eats some popcorn as we go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is interrupted by Homicide. He says that they will not be getting rid of him. Homicide says that he will be at Ultimate X on Sunday. Homicide says that he knows who Suicide is. Security is back and they get a hold of him.
Match Number Five: Hamada versus Alyssa Flash in a Falls Count Anywhere Match
Flash attacks Hamada on the stage and she kicks Hamada. Flash gets a near fall and then she gets a table from under the ring. Flash kicks Hamada and then puts the table against the ring post. Hamada with a back spin kick to Flash. Hamada with punches and then she tries for an Asai Moonsault but Flash pulls her off the apron. Flash with a clothesline and then she hits a curb stomp. Flash gets a near fall. Flash with forearms as they fight up the ramp. Hamada with a forearm of her own. Flash and Hamada exchange forearms on the ramp and Hamada with the advantage. They fight at the edge of the ramp and Hamada pushes Flash off the ramp. Hamada with a hilo off the stage but she can only get a two count. Hamada sets up the table. Flash with a forearm but Hamada with a spin kick. Hamada puts Flash on the table and Hamada goes to the turnbuckles but Flash recovers and she kicks Hamada. Flash tries for a suplex through the table but Hamada with a DDT on the apron. Flash is put back on the table and Hamada hits the Moonsault from the turnbuckle through the table for the three count.
Jeremy is with Kurt Angle and he asks Kurt about his match with A.J. and wonders if it has taken away from his focus on Matt Morgan. Kurt says that he will beat A.J. Styles and then he will soar into Bound for Glory with a win over the so called champion. Kurt says that A.J. and Matt are good, but they are not Kurt Angle. Angle says that he is the best. Angle says that he will show A.J. why he does not deserve to hold his title. Matt will learn a more valuable lesson on Sunday. You don’t cross the godfather. We go to commercial.
We are back and the ambulance is here. That can only mean one thing. The Stretcher match is next. We go back to commercial.
We are back and do you remember Rhino’s attack on Bobby Lashley?
Match Number Six: Rhino versus Bobby Lashley in a Stretcher Match
Rhino with a forearm that knocks Lashley off the apron and into the guardrails. Rhino with punches and then he sends Lashley into the ring. Rhino with kicks to Lashley’s ribs. Rhino continues to work on the ribs and he kicks Lashley. Rhino with punches to the ribs. Lashley with an elbow and a clothesline. Lashley throws Rhino over the top rope to the floor. Lashley with a forearm to the back and then he sends Rhino into the apron. Rhino with a forearm to the ribs. Rhino is sent into the guardrail. Lashley sends Rhino into the guardrail. Lashley puts Rhino on the stretcher but Rhino gets off the stretcher and he punches Lashley. Rhino with punches. Rhino tries for a GORE but Lashley moves and Rhino hits the wall hard. Lashley with punches and then he pulls Rhino on the stretcher. Rhino gets off the stretcher and he hits Lashley in the knee with the stretcher. Rhino tries for a Gore and Lashley with a kick and then a full nelson slam onto a guardrail. Lashley sends Rhino onto the stretcher and Rhino is put into the ambulance and the ambulance leaves.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
We see Abyss looking for Lauren and he thinks he found her.
We go to commercial.
We are back and So Cal Val is with Bobby Lashley and she asks him about his match with Joe and if he has any comments. Lashley asks Joe if he is ready to tap out. Joe attacks Lashley and chokes him out. Joe tells Lashley that he left him with one last breath, but he will take it on Sunday.
It is time to run through the card for the pay per view.
Abyss has found Lauren, but it is really Daffney in a blonde wig. Stevie attacks Chris Borden but Abyss fights back. Foley hits Abyss with the barbed wire baseball bat.
A.J. Styles and Kurt Angle are walking in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Kurt Angle versus A.J. Styles
They lock up and Angle with a clean break. Angle with a waist lock but Styles with a standing switch and Angle with a take down and Styles tries to escape and he gets to the ropes. They lock up again and A.J. tries for a fireman’s carry but Angle blocks it. Angle with a side head lock and take down. Styles with the phenomenal drop kick and Angle goes to the floor. Angle makes his way back into the ring. Angle with a kick and European uppercuts. Styles with a kick and slam and he hits a phenomenal knee drop for a near fall as Angle returns to the floor to stop any momentum that Styles could get. Angle wants a test of strength and A.J. obliges. Angle gets the advantage but Styles gets back to his feet but Angle with a kick and then he sends Styles over the top rope but Styles lands on the apron. Angle with forearms but Angle comes off the ropes and Styles flips back in and hits a clothesline. Angle goes back to the floor. Styles goes to the apron as Angle returns to the ring. Styles tries for a springboard move but Angle hits Styles and Styles hits the ropes and goes to the floor. Angle waits for Styles to get back into the ring. Angle with a somersault dive onto Styles and both men are down.
Angle runs Styles into the apron and then he rolls Styles back into the ring. Angle gets a near fall on Styles. Angle with a back breaker for a near fall. Angle stretches Styles while having him in a chin lock. Styles with elbows but Angle with a snap tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Angle with a suplex and a near fall. Angle with a waist lock on Styles but Styles gets to his feet and he backs Angle into the turnbuckles. Styles punches Angle but Angle with an Irish whip but he charges into a boot. Styles punches Angle but Angle with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and Angle poses before recovering on the ropes. Angle chokes Styles in the ropes. Angle with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Angle with a body scissors. Angle turns it into a side head lock. Styles with a chop after escaping the hold. Angle with a chin lock and Styles with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down.
Styles with clotheslines but Angle sends Styles to the apron. Styles with a phenomenal springboard forearm but he can only get a two count. Styles sets for the Styles Clash but Angle blocks it. Angle catapults Styles into the turnbuckles and then Angle with a release German suplex that sends A.J. onto his chest but Styles kicks out. Angle tries for the Olympic slam but A.J. escapes and hits a Pele Kick for a near fall. Styles goes up top but Angle joins him and hits a super belly-to-belly suplex for a two count. Angle tries for the Olympic slam but Styles with an arm drag and discus clothesline but he can only get a two count. Styles tries for the Styles Clash but Angle with a back body drop. Styles tries for a sunset flip but Angle rolls through and applies an ankle lock. Styles with a rollup for a near fall. Angle with the Three Rivers German suplex combination and Angle can only get a near fall. The straps come down and he waits for A.J. to get up and Angle does Orton pushups. Angle tries for the Olympic slam but A.J. counters and hits the Styles Clash but Angle kicks out. Styles goes up top but he is stopped by a kick from Angle and Angle with the Olympic slam but he can only get a two count. Angle goes for a moonsault but Styles moves out of the way. Styles goes to the apron and he hits the springboard 450 splash. Styles makes the cover but Angle gets his shoulder up. Styles puts Angle on the top turnbuckle for a superplex but Angle pushes Styles off. Styles sets for a tombstone piledriver but Angle counters and so does Styles. Angle rolls through into an ankle lock. Angle grapevines the leg and Styles is going to tap but time runs out.
Time Limit Draw
After the match, Sting comes to the ring and A.J. wants nothing to do with Sting.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to look at highlights from the Styles/Angle match.
It is time to take a look at the Lashley/Joe match. We start off with a look at Lashley training. He is called a hybrid athlete and the first to compete in professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. Lashley says that you only live once and you have to do what you can. He talks about his passions in wrestling and mixed martial arts. We see footage from Lashley’s victory over Bob Sapp. Lashley says that he is glad to have a comeback after taking a leave of absence. Joe says that all of Lashley’s wins in mixed martial arts, Samoa Joe is wrestling. Taz says that Lashley is ready for any athlete but Joe has been on a mission while having one of his best years. He thinks that Joe will get the upset victory. We see Lashley at home with his family and he talks about his family. Joe says that Lashley cannot train enough for the pain to go away. Joe says that he is focused on Lashley. He says that Lashley will find out that facing Samoa Joe in a wrestling ring will be tougher than anyone else he faces.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look at the Monster’s Ball Match. We hear Abyss talk about how Mick Foley is the greatest hardcore wrestler of all time when you consider what he has done to himself. We see footage from Hard Justice when Abyss helped Mick Foley. Mick says that he always wanted to be a hardcore wrestler and Abyss was probably the same way. Mick says that this is probably Abyss’ biggest match of his career. Mick says that he will show that he still has it. Abyss says that there will be blood and carnage.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to look at the Kurt Angle/Matt Morgan match. Angle says that he is the best and Matt Morgan agrees. Angle says that he never won at Bound for Glory and he has to prove himself to be considered the greatest wrestler in the world. Morgan says that there is no better professional wrestler in the world. Angle says that he gives everything in the ring. Matt talks about his physical condition and Angle says that Matt is what a giant should look like. Dixie comments on the match as the best versus the future. Matt says that this match is the most important thing in his life right now. Matt says that he respects Angle but he will also hand him his ass. Mike Tenay says that this is the chance for Morgan to go to the next level. Morgan says that a victory over Angle will help his career. He is doing everything to train to show the world. Mike says that he thinks it will be a more emotional match. Angle says that he wants to have his best match at Bound for Glory. Taz says that he thinks it is Matt Morgan’s time. Matt says that he has to beat Angle and beat him convincingly.
Jeremy Borash is with Kurt Angle and he asks Kurt if the match went a few seconds longer if he could make Styles tap. Angle says that while there was no official winner, everyone knows who won that match. Angle proved that he is the greatest wrestler on the planet. Angle asks how the TNA champion will take the result. Jeremy says that he has never seen Kurt Angle any more confident. Angle says that he beat A.J. and then he will beat Matt Morgan on Sunday. Then he will get his title back.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the TNA Title match. Sting says that he almost destroyed himself, not wrestling. When you have fame, power, and notoriety you don’t know what can happen. He says that he almost lost his family. He says the bad parts can wear on you but the people keep you going. Sting says that he never forgot and is looking forward to one more hurrah. Taz says that Sting is a living legend. Mike Tenay calls Sting ‘Mr. October’ of TNA. A.J. says that to beat Sting, he has to be on top of things. Styles says that if he gives Sting an inch, he does not know what can happen. Taz says that he thinks A.J. will beat Sting. Taz talks about how Sting kept A.J. from leaving TNA. A.J. talks about Sting’s record at Bound for Glory, but it does not worry him. Sting says that it does matter and it would be nice to keep the streak going. Mike says that he hopes it is not Sting’s final match, but only Sting can answer that question. Sting says that he has been thinking about when the end will happen. He says that he does not want to embarrass himself. Dixie says that she has tried to convince Sting to come back for one more year and she does not know if he will come back.
Jeremy is with A.J. Styles. Jeremy asks A.J. if the match went a bit longer. A.J. stops Jeremy and he says that he did not win the match and he did not lose it. A.J. talks about how he was emotional when he took the match with Angle. A.J. says that he has to prove he is the best and he is wrestling Kurt Angle three days before his biggest match against Sting. He says that he needs to learn from the match.
We go to credits with everyone talking about how big Bound for Glory is for TNA.