TNA iMPACT Report – December 3rd, 2009
Report by Richard Trionfo, PWInsider
We start off with footage of Hulk Hogan followed by Kevin Nash’s comments about Hogan not coming in alone. We then see Foley freaking out about Hogan’s arrival based on everyone’s comments.
We are live on tape from Tampa, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘We can have Hulk Hogan’s Bachelor Party at Citywalk’ Tenay and Taz.
Desmond Wolfe is in the ring and he says that it kills Mr. Mangle that he is in there. The cage is up and he wants to set the record straight. Angle beat him at Turning Point but he was put in an illegal submission hold. Wolfe said that he thought he had all the answers, but Angle changed the questions. Angle did not beat him. Beating someone is punishing them mentally and physically. Beating someone is owning someone knowing that they are nothing compared to you. Wolfe says that by spitting in Angle’s face, he would cost Angle his shot at the title. Desmond says that he is in the cage because he wants to finish Angle. At Final Resolution, they are having a Three Degrees of Pain match. Wolfe explains the stipulations for the window lickers. The first fall is pinfall, the second fall is submission, and the third fall (if necessary) is to escape the cage. Wolfe says that he will hit the Tower of London to win the first fall and then he will make Angle tap to the London Dungeon. Then he will escape the cage to embarrass Angle three times in one night. Wolfe wants Angle to come to the ring and Kurt makes his way into the Impact Zone.
Angle says that if there is one thing that he learned from Desmond in the short time that he has been there. He knows to be prepared when they are in the same arena. He is in his gear and he wonders why he doesn’t come down to kick Desmond’s ass. Kurt says that he thinks he will and he comes to the cage. Angle climbs the cage since the cage is locked. Angle punches Wolfe and hits a European uppercut. Wolfe has brass knuckles and he punches Angle with them. Wolfe throws Angle into the cage. Wolfe puts on his sunglasses and he stands over Angle. Wolfe pulls out the key to the cage and he says to always be prepared. Wolfe leaves the cage.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is in Mick Foley’s office. Jeremy asks Mick if he tried to call Dixie. Mick suggests that he send Dixie a tweet. Angle says that he has had enough of that SOB and he wants Wolfe tonight. Mick says that he doesn’t know his role in TNA right now. Angle wants to know who books the matches if Foley isn’t. Mick says that Angle gets his match with Wolfe if Angle tells Mick what he knows about Hogan and Dixie. Angle tells Foley that Foley is jealous about Hogan.
Match Number One: Doug Williams with Brutus Magnus and Big Rob versus Alex Shelley with Chris Sabin
Before the match starts, everyone not in the match is sent to the back.
Magnus punches Sabin before the match starts and Williams attacks Shelley before the bell rings. Shelley with a springboard kick followed by a suicide dive to Williams. Shelley goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Shelley with a chop to Williams but Williams has Shelley set up in a Gory Special and runs Shelley into the turnbuckles followed by a drop kick. Williams works on the back and then he puts Shelley in a bow and arrow. Shelley gets a near fall but Williams continues to work on the back with a back breaker and then he stretches Shelley’s back. Williams with a European uppercut. Williams with an Irish whip and then he kicks Shelley in the leg. Williams misses a charge into the corner. Shelley with a series of kicks and Shelley tries to get Williams up but Williams with a sunset flip but Shelley rolls through and connects with a kick. Williams sends Shelley into the turnbuckles and then Williams with a belly-to-back suplex. Williams goes up top for a back elbow and then he hits a running knee to the head. Williams with a near fall. Williams with a forearm followed by an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner. Williams tries for Chaos Theory but Shelley blocks it and Shelley with a series of kicks and he hits Sliced Bread #2 for the three count.
Winner: Alex Shelley
Suicide is in the back and D’Angelo Dinero stops by and he wants to have peace with Suicide. Dinero talks about the eight man tag match at Final Resolution. Dinero says that he wants Suicide to be the fourth man for their team. Suicide says that he knows that he can trust Hernandez and Morgan but he doesn’t know if he can trust Dinero. Dinero has a gift for Suicide. He talks about their epic fights and he gives Suicide a piece of the table that was broken during their match and it is autographed.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Foley is asking D’Lo Brown some questions about Hogan. Foley wants D’Lo’s assessment of Foley. Brown says that he has a lot of work to do. Foley says that a lot of people respect Brown so he wants to know about Hogan. D’Lo says that Hogan treated him with the utmost respect and professionalism. Brown says that the word on the street was that Hogan and Dixie are working together for one reason, to help TNA. Foley did not like D’Lo’s answers after D’Lo leaves.
Match Number Two: Homicide versus Suicide
They lock up and Suicide with a waist lock take down into a side head lock. Homicide reverses but so does Suicide. Suicide with a side head lock take down for a near fall. Suicide with a shoulder tackle and then he returns to a side head lock. Homicide sends Suicide to the mat and hits a flying back elbow and then he throws his bandana at Suicide. Homicide with a hard Irish whip and then he punches Suicide and chokes him. Homicide with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Homicide with a nerve hold but Suicide with punches. Homicide with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Homicide teases taking off Suicide’s mask but Suicide with a clothesline and flying forearm followed by a drop kick. Homicide with an Irish whip but Suicide with a float over and a break down. Homicide with an Ace Cutter for a near fall. Homicide with a European uppercut but he misses an elbow. Homicide with a rollup but Suicide rolls through and hits a drop kick for a near fall. Suicide makes too many hand gestures and Homicide tries for the gringo killer. Suicide gets a three count with a back slide.
After the match, Homicide attacks Suicide and goes after the mask. Suicide tries to fight back and D’Angelo Dinero comes to the ring and Homicide leaves the ring. Suicide is not sure of what to take from Dinero’s actions. We go to commercial.
We see ODB getting a mic check as we go to a quick interlude.
We are back and Velvet, Lacey, and Madison are walking in the back and Daniels stops them. Daniels says that he has a perfect plot for their next ‘movie’.
We return to Mike and Taz and it is time to run through the remainder of the show.
It is time for Trash Talk with ODB and her guest is Tara. ODB mentions that Tara is her opponent at Final Resolution. ODB doesn’t want any phoniness from Tara. ODB brings up that Tara came from the WWE and asks if Tara thinks that she can come in and be a TNA Knockout after the way they have spent seven years building the division. Tara says that she broke her contract to come to TNA. Tara starts to cry and she talks about the respect that she has for the Knockouts. Tara doesn’t want to have to be remembered as a joke. She has wrestled hardcore matches and street fights. She talks about how she was a trainer for the Barbie dolls in the other company. ODB slaps some sense into Tara. ODB punches Tara until she is pulled off by two people in leather jackets. ODB calls Tara a has been and tells the crier to leave. We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage of the return of Jesse Neal two weeks ago.
Match Number Three: Jesse Neal versus D’Angelo Dinero with his own rainstorm
They lock up and Neal with a knee and hammer lock. Dinero with a reversal and STO. Neal sends Dinero to the apron and then Neal with a shoulder that sends Dinero to the floor. Neal sends Dinero back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Neal with a punch to Dinero and a kick to the ribs. Dinero kicks and punches back but Neal with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner followed by a running back elbow. Neal waits for Dinero to get to his feet and then he chokes Dinero in the ropes. Dinero chops Neal but Neal kicks Dinero and then he hits a Dominator shoulder breaker for a near fall. Neal punches Dinero in the corner and the referee admonishes him. Neal misses a charge into the corner and then Dinero with a palm thrust. Dinero drops the knee pads and he hits the running knees into the corner for the three count.
Winner: D’Angelo Dinero
After the match, Neal attacks Dinero from behind and Neal with a spear. The lights go out and Suicide appears on the turnbuckles for a missile drop kick. Suicide stands over Dinero and Suicide offers his hand and apparently there is a fourth man for their team at the pay per view.
Team 3D, Rhino and Jesse Neal surround Dinero and Suicide but Matt Morgan and Hernandez come to the ring and Team 3D, Rhino, and Jesse Neal leave the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back for a second and we see Kevin Nash and Eric Young in the back.
We see footage from Turning Point when Kevin Nash’s alliance with Eric Young started.
Match Number Four: Kevin Nash and Eric Young versus James Storm and Robert Roode
Storm and Young start things off and Storm with a punch to Young. Young with an Irish whip but Storm with a clothesline. Roode tags in and he slams Young followed by an elbow drop by Storm and a knee drop by Roode for a near fall. Roode with a chop. Young with a knee but Roode with a David Young spinebuster for a near fall. Young sends Roode into the turnbuckles and he tags in Nash who connects with an elbow to the head. Storm with a take down and he punches Nash before the referee pulls him out of the ring. Young with a knee to Roode that sends him out of the ring. Young goes after Roode and runs him into the ring apron. Young with an elbow drop for a near fall and Nash is tagged back in. Nash punches Roode and then he connects with knees. Young tags back in and he slams Roode and connects with an elbow drop for a near fall. Roode chops Young and Roode with a near fall after a rollup. Young gets a near fall. Nash tags back in and he hits snake eyes on Roode. Nash walks into a boot and Roode chops Nash. Nash with a knee and Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Young tags back in and he keeps Roode from making the tag. Roode kicks Young away and makes the tag. Storm with clotheslines to Young followed by a back body drop. Storm punches Nash and hits a flying forearm. Storm with punches to Young and then he this a lungblower for a near fall because Nash makes the save. All four men are in the ring. Nash walks into a boot from Roode and Roode with a blockbuster. Storm sets for Eye of the Storm and hits it for a two count while Nash and Roode fight on the floor. Roode is sent into the ring post. Nash grabs Storm’s leg and Young with a low blow followed by a piledriver for the three count.
Winners: Kevin Nash and Eric Young
After the match, Mick Foley comes out and he wants to take care of some business. He says that he knows that Nash and Hogan are buddies and he knows exactly why Hogan is coming in and who he is bringing with him. Foley says that he can flaunt his authority and role as executive shareholder and threaten Nash and his job. He wants to be able to use the fact that he has known him for eighteen years and ask Nash why he is coming to TNA.
Nash tells Foley that instead of buying TNA stock, Foley should have gotten a nice suit and haircut because Foley will need a new job. Foley tells Nash not to play with him. Foley says that he deserves to be told what the relationship is between Hogan and Dixie Carter. Nash says that there is nobody whose career is more squeaky clean than Foley’s but he talks about Foley’s paranoia. Nash tells Hogan to call him. Foley asks Nash for Hogan’s number and Nash tells Foley that Hogan told him not to give it to Foley. Nash says that when the boss gets here, he doesn’t like idol threats and bullies. Nash says that he has some band mates who are going to get back together.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bobby Lashley comes to the ring with his wife Kristal. Before they talk, we are shown the video highlights of the problems between Steiner and the Lashley family. Bobby tells Steiner that he doesn’t have anything to say to him. Not one single word. He says that he will do all of his talking at Final Resolution.
Kristal says that she will do the talking. She calls Steiner sick, delusional, and obsessed. She wonders if Steiner thought that he would get away with this. All she wanted to do was support her husband, not be a part of it. She has never been harassed or disrespected by anyone at Bobby’s MMA fights. She says that they do something differently around her. She says that Bobby will not be responsible for the damage that he does to Steiner. She tells Scott Steiner that when she barks, that man over there bites. At Final Resolution, the big dog is going to eat her for lunch.
Daniels is in the back with Lauren and he says that you can smell the change in the air. Daniels says that he asked for something and he wasn’t punished or sent home for it. He got a one-on-one match against A.J. Styles. Daniels dedicates his match tonight to A.J. Lauren asks Daniels if he should focus on his match against Abyss. Daniels says that it is cute that Lauren is standing up for Abyss the same way that Abyss stands up for her. He says that they make a cute couple. We go to commercial.
We are back and A.J. Styles comes to the announce table to watch the next match to scout his opponent at Final Resolution. A.J. gives his plea for Sting to call him back since he is already down a friend this year.
We also see footage of Abyss being choked two weeks ago by Raven and Dr. Stevie.
Match Number Five: Daniels versus Abyss
Daniels does a few jumping jacks before locking up and then he works on the arm and taps Abyss on the head and mocks Abyss’ clap. Daniels retreats to the ropes. Daniels tries for a single leg take down but it was not too successful. Daniels works on the arm and Abyss grabs Daniels by the hand and Daniels goes to the ropes. Daniels with a side head lock and then he works on the arm before returning to the side head lock. Abyss picks up Daniels and drops him to the mat. Daniels slaps Abyss and Abyss goes after Daniels and Daniels goes to the floor. Abyss chases Daniels around the ring and when they return to the ring, Abyss with a big boot and then he drops Daniels on the mat. Abyss with a splash into the corner and then he gets Daniels up for Shock Treatment but Daniels escapes the hold. Abyss grabs Daniels by the throat and then we see Velvet, Madison, and Lacey harassing Lauren in the restroom. That distraction allows Daniels to get a rollup for the three count.
After the match, A.J. makes his way towards the ring but a man in a black hooded sweatshirt attacks A.J. from behind. We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of the unknown man who may not even be under contract entering the ringside area without any security trying to stop him.
It is time to run through the card for Final Resolution.
It is time for the Mike Tenay interview with Dixie Carter. Mike asks Dixie if she wants to add to her comments made to the wrestlers. She says that it is her job to motivate the roster to be the best. Dixie says that she didn’t want it to be on television, but by airing it, it makes her accountable. Dixie is asked about Sting. She says that she cannot imagine TNA without Sting. Sting mentioned bringing in Hulk Hogan. Dixie comments on Sting not showing up for his interview. She is not going to call Sting and she is going to wait to hear what his decision is. Mike asks about Jeff Jarrett’s role in TNA. Dixie says that there was a personal situation that affected the company and put everyone in a tough situation. Dixie says that Jeff was put on leave and that is where she is going to leave it. Mike asks about the way that Hogan became a part of TNA. Dixie says that she heard Hogan talk about TNA on the radio. They talked in the past and then he called her and came to her home and sat in the same room they are in now. They talked for hours and felt that everything was right and that they would get it done. Mike asks about what the relationship means for TNA. Dixie says that TNA is a great company but they need greater awareness. This is a way to get worldwide mentions of TNA. She says that Hogan is one of the greatest wrestling minds and she has never seen Hogan be in such a great place where his contribution will be tremendous. Mike asks about Hogan’s role. She says that Hogan will be working with Dixie in a number of capacities. Dixie says that she is excited for what Hogan will bring to the company. Mike asks Dixie to talk about what she sees for TNA in the next ten years. Dixie says that she knew that everyone was united during the meeting. They are not trying to recreate history, they are trying to make history. She says that we will see how serious they are about taking things to a new level.
We go to commercial.
We see Desmond Wolfe pacing outside Mick Foley’s office. We go back to commercial.
We are back and Desmond Wolfe is in Foley’s office and he says that he is a huge fan of Foley’s. He talks about his attack of Kurt Angle. Desmond says that he wants to thank Foley for giving the chance. Desmond says that all Angle had to do was ask Mick for a match with Desmond. Desmond asks if he just has to ask Foley for things. Mick says that Desmond won’t be wrestling Angle tonight and he has something in store for Angle. Desmond leaves and Mick makes a phone call and he tells someone to come to Impact next week and it is Jeff Jarrett and Jarrett says that he is not coming back next week.
We see footage of Hamada’s victory over Taylor Wilde.
Match Number Six: Hamada versus Sarita
Hamada with a waist lock followed by a hip toss. Sarita lands on her feet on a second one and then Sarita with an arm drag. Hamada with an arm drag of her own and then Sarita with another arm drag. Each woman tries for a drop kick and then they hit kip ups. They lock up in a Greco-Roman Knuckle Lock and Hamada with head butts. Hamada avoids a kick while Sarita avoids an enzuigiri. Sarita with kicks followed by a rana. Sarita misses a clothesline and Hamada with a superkick for a two count. Hamada goes to the turnbuckles and hits a missile drop kick for a near fall. Hamada tries for the Hamada Driver but Sarita with a rollup for a near fall. Sarita with a DDT for a near fall. Sarita with a leg take down and then she puts Hamada in an ankle lock. Hamada escapes and she gets a near fall with a rollup. Hamada with two spin kicks and then she tries to get the crowd to cheer instead of pinning her opponent. Hamada with the Hamada Driver for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and A.J. Styles tells whoever attacked him already has his attention. A.J. says that he has to wrestle his best friend at Final Resolution and now he is getting jumped. A.J. says the next time this person lays his hands on A.J., it is the last thing he does.
Mick Foley comes out and he has an announcement about the main event while Angle is already in the ring. Mick tells Kurt that it has been a tough few weeks. People can say what they want about him. They can say that he is unbalanced, a poor dresser, or cheap but he is not jealous. Mick says that Kurt didn’t tell him everything about Hogan so he is going to tweak Angle’s match. Kurt will be in a handicap match against Dr. Stevie and Raven. Foley says that by questioning his authority, Angle has burned him as much as Stevie and Raven burned him.
Match Number Seven: Kurt Angle versus Dr. Stevie and Raven in an Epsenhart Special
Angle punches Stevie and Raven. Stevie grabs Angle from behind while Angle punches Raven. Stevie punches Angle and then they kick Angle and choke him. Stevie chokes Angle in the ropes and then Raven with a knee lift. Raven chokes Angle and then Angle goes to the floor. Stevie and Raven with a double side Russian leg sweep into the guardrails. They return Angle to the ring and Stevie gets a near fall. Raven and Stevie punch Angle and Stevie gets a near fall. Raven punches Angle and chokes him. Stevie with a running shoulder into the corner. Angle with a flying clothesline to both men. Angle punches Raven and Stevie and then he hits a German suplex on Raven and then one on Stevie. Angle punches Raven and then he clotheslines Stevie over the top rope to the floor. Raven with a clothesline to Angle while Stevie and Daffney leave. Stevie runs into Abyss who came to the stage and Abyss with a Black Hole Slam. Angle with an ankle lock to Raven and Raven taps.
Winner: Kurt Angle
After the match, Desmond Wolfe enters the ring behind Angle and hits a key lock Divorce Court on Angle and then Wolfe puts on his sunglasses and we go to credits.