TNA iMPACT Report – August 13th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We start off tonight’s show with a look back at the brawl that ended the first hour of Impact last week.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Happy Hard Justice’ Tenay and Don ‘Remember Bound for Glory is coming in the Los Angeles area’ West.
Match Number One: Christy Hemme versus Sojournor Bolt
They lock up and Hemme with a side head lock. Bolt pulls Christy by the hair and applies a side head lock. Christy does the same thing to Bolt and hits a side head lock take down. Bolt with a head scissors but Hemme escapes. Hemme with a kick to the back followed by a near fall. Bolt throws Hemme down by the hair. Bolt with a back breaker and gets a near fall. Bolt chokes Hemme and then Bolt goes to the apron and she hits a slingshot elbow drop. Bolt tries for a piledriver but Hemme with a back body drop to counter. Hemme takes Bolt down by the hair and then she hits a cross body but Bolt rolls through and she slams Hemme to the mat. Bolt with shoulders in the corner and then she puts Hemme on the top turnbuckles. Bolt tries for a superplex but Hemme fights Bolt off and Hemme hits the leg drop for the three count.
Winner: Christy Hemme
Don and Mike talk about the lineup for tonight’s episode of Impact.
A.J. Styles walks in the back while Matt Morgan has arrived in a large vehicle. We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Taz to ask about Joe’s loss to Hernandez. Lauren wants to know how he is doing. Taz says two weeks ago, Joe failed. There was a point where Joe had Hernandez, but he showed remorse. Taz says that Hernandez did not beat Joe, Joe beat Joe. Taz says that he is going to motivate Joe and Homicide will be the one who suffers. Taz guarantees victory.
We see footage of Hernandez’s victory over Joe from two weeks ago.
Match Number Two: Doug Williams with Rob Terry and Brutus Magnus versus Hernandez
Hernandez with a shoulder tackle and chop but Williams with a European uppercut. Hernandez blocks a suplex attempt and Hernandez with a delayed vertical suplex to Williams. Hernandez with an Irish whip and a drop down back breaker for a near fall. Magnus gets on the apron and that allows Williams to hit a flying back elbow followed by punches. Williams chokes Hernandez in the ropes. Williams with a snap mare and knee drop for a near fall. Williams with a rear chin lock. Williams with a European uppercut followed by a running knee into the corner. Williams misses senton from the turnbuckles and Hernandez with clotheslines and a back body drop. Hernandez with a spinebuster for a near fall. Magnus gets on the apron again and Hernandez knocks him off. Hernandez charges into a boot and Williams tries for a cross body but Hernandez with a sit out power bomb for the three count.
After the match, Magnus attacks Hernandez but Hernandez with a Pounce and biel. Terry has the briefcase and he hits Hernandez with it.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Hernandez is with Lauren and he takes the mic. Hernandez starts to speak in Spanish and then he leaves.
We go to an interview that Mike Tenay had with Bobby Lashley. Mike points out that Bobby became a World Champion in WWE. He asks about the transition to MMA. Bobby says that he wanted to get back into ‘fighting’ after leaving amateur wrestling. Bobby says that he has always been training while in pro wrestling. He said it was an easy transition. Mike points out that Bobby signed a TNA contract while an active MMA fighter. Bobby says that he loves wrestling and he wants to continue it. Bobby says that he thinks he can be successful in both. Mike asks Lashley about a match between Angle and the greatest MMA fighter. Lashley says the fans will win with that match. Lashley says that he is going to fight Angle.
Jeremy is with Daffney and Dr. Stevie and Jeremy asks if anyone has taken him up on the bounty. Stevie says that a lot of people have wanted to take the bounty. He says that it is not about beating Abyss/Chris. It is about hurting and maiming him. It is about making him drown in a pool of his own vomit, blood, and sweat. Abyss enters and he tells Stevie to do his own dirty work. Abyss is attacked by Jethro Holliday with a steel chair.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Tara and reminds Tara about her meteoric rise to the top. Tara says that she got run off the road by a two ton Mack Truck. Tara says that she came here to beat the best. Lauren talks about the four way match later tonight. Tara says that she wants to beat each of the people in the match tonight. Tara asks Lauren if she knows if Kong is afraid of Tarantulas.
Match Number Three: Rhino and Jesse Neal versus Eric Young and Sheik Abdul Bashir with Kiyoshi
Neal and Young start things off and they lock up. Neal with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Neal gets tripped by Young and Young with a side head lock. Neal with an arm bar and then Rhino tags in. Rhino punches Young and he puts Young in a side head lock followed by a shoulder tackle and near fall. Rhino with an Irish whip and shoulder. Neal is tagged back in and he punches Rhino and then he puts Young in a side head lock. Neal with another shoulder tackle but Young with an elbow. Bashir is tagged in and he punches Neal. Bashir with a snap mare and drop kick to the back for a near fall. Young kicks Neal after tagging back in. Young with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Bashir tags back in and he punches Neal. Neal with a sunset flip but Young attacks Neal after making a tag. Young with a forearm to Neal for a near fall. Bashir tags in and he connects with a double sledge followed by a punch. Bashir draws Rhino into the match to allow Young and Bashir to double team Neal. Young ‘tags’ in and he slams Neal followed by elbow drops. Young goes to the turnbuckles and he hits Neal’s boot and Young goes down. Neal knocks Bashir off the apron but Young with a rollup for the three count as Young pulls Neal’s tights.
Winners: Eric Young and Sheik Abdul Bashir
After the match, Rhino yells at his student. Jesse tries to apologize but Rhino tells him he should have made the tag. Rhino slaps Jesse and then he hits a GORE.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago look at Rhino teaching his student a different lesson.
Rhino is in the back and Lauren wants to know why Rhino did what he did in the ring. Rhino says that Jesse’s good wasn’t good enough. Rhino says that Jesse has made too many mistakes in the ring. Rhino tells Lauren to look at the scars on his body and then he offers to teach Jesse, but Jesse has made a joke of his career. Rhino asks Lauren if she has been in the ring or suffered like him. Rhino says that he respects what Jesse did for this country, but will he fight in the ring.
We see footage of the kiss heard round the Impact Zone between Cody Deaner and Angelina Love.
Match Number Four: ODB with Cody Deaner versus Awesome Kong with Raisha Saeed versus Tara versus Angelina Love with Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne
Tara goes after Kong while ODB goes after Angelina. Tara and ODB with the advantages. Kong with kicks to Tara and she chokes her. ODB with a fallaway slam to Angelina. Tara and Kong exchange punches. ODB and Tara both work over Kong. Kong with a double clothesline and then Angelina is helped on the floor by Velvet and Madison. Kong charges at Tara and ODB, but they move and Kong goes to the floor. ODB takes a drink and then she gives it to Tara for a sip. ODB and Tara go up top and they hit cross bodies onto the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kong with an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner. Kong with a running butt splash into the corner. Kong misses a second running splash and then Tara pulls Kong out of the ring. Love and ODB are now in the ring while Kong punches Tara and kicks her. Angelina with a bicycle kick for a near fall. Kong with a knee and then ODB with a running power slam for a near fall but Kong breaks up the cover. Kong throws Angelina out of the ring. ODB chops Kong and then she tries to slam Kong but she can’t get Kong up. Kong with a slam to ODB followed by a leg drop for a two count. Kong kicks ODB while Tara and Angelina are on the floor. Kong sets for a choke slam and she hits it. Cody gets on the apron and he yells at Kong. Now there is trouble because the hat is turned around. Cody kisses Kong and then Kong pulls Cody into the ring and the referee allows the match to continue. Kong hits the Awesome Bomb on Cody and then Tara gets the three count with a rollup.
Sting and A.J. Styles are in the back with Lauren and Lauren reminds A.J. of what is on the line tonight. Styles says that this business is about working under pressure. It is the difference between midcarders and main eventers. A.J. says that he has let a lot of people down. A.J. says that he is either going to be a winner or a loser. We go to commercial.
We are back and remember to check out the TNA Text Hotline with Mean Jeremy.
Jeremy is with Team 3D to talk about their match against Booker T and Scott Steiner. Devon says that the Steiners and Harlem Heat are two of the best tag teams and paved the way for teams like Team 3D. Devon says that they are the greatest tag team in the business. They are 22 time tag team champions. They have run their mouths and they have been able to back it up. It will be no different tonight. They are just another tag team trying to knock off the greatest tag team in history. Ray says that he could not agree with Devon any more. Team 3D are a great tag team because they fans say they are a great tag team.
Match Number Five: Scott Steiner with Booker T and Sharmell versus Brother Ray with Brother Devon in a No Disqualification Match
Before the match starts, Steiner gets on the mic and he says that he heard how Ray thought that the Steiners and Harlem Heat were the greatest tag teams. Steiner says that he does not care what people have to say about them. Ray says that they respect Steiner and Booker because they back up what they say. He calls Steiner and Booker garbage because they stink.
Steiner punches Ray but Ray responds with a series of punches. Steiner with a rake of the eyes. Steiner spits on Devon before continuing the attack. Steiner with a T-Bone suplex to Ray for a near fall. Steiner with an Irish whip but Ray with a boot to a charging Steiner. Ray with punches followed by a chop and elbow. Ray with an Irish whip and a charge into the corner. Ray with a BubbaBomb for a near fall. Ray with a splash to Steiner and then Sharmell gets on referee distraction point number two. Booker rolls into the ring to interfere but Devon stops Booker. Ray with a slam and then Devon goes up top for the Wassup head butt. Ray puts on the chain mail and it is table times. They set up the table and the British Invasion come to the ring. Booker and Steiner attack Ray and Devon from behind. Booker with a back heel kick to Devon and then Booker and Steiner send Ray through the table for the three count.
Winner: Scott Steiner
We go to commercial.
We are back and the big red contract signing table is in the ring with Mike Tenay, Mick Foley, and Kevin Nash. Mick signs the contract first while Nash reviews his contract and signs it. Foley speaks first and he talks about how Nash said it was all about the money. Foley says that he has never had a conversation with Nash that did not involve money. Mick says that his kids have asked him when he is going to be a champion again and he has been able to say that he is a champion. Foley asks if that means anything to him. Nash tells Mick that the win was so tainted in the first place, but he probably could have made $20,000 at his last autograph session because he did not have the belt. Nash points out that Foley could write a best seller, has a beautiful wife and family; but why does Foley not write and set himself on fire wrapped in barbed wire instead of doing it the easy way. Foley points out that Nash was talking about an autograph convention at WizardWorld. Foley and Nash talk about ‘The Con’. Foley says that he would have done it for nothing. Foley says that Nash cares more about the autograph signing instead of Hard Justice. Nash takes off his jacket and shirt and he says that he is an athlete and a business man while Foley is a pathetic wrestler. Foley asks Nash if he just got called a wrestler and Foley says that he is proud of it. They shake hands and then Foley wishes Nash luck on Sunday. Nash tells Foley that he is the one who needs the luck on Sunday. Foley tells Nash to wait a second. They are wrestlers on a wrestling show and there is a contract signing with a table and nobody is going through the table? Nash says that he isn’t going to get paid any more if someone goes through the table, he doesn’t care about the table. Foley says that must be the difference between them because Foley says he would put Nash through the table for free and he would go through the table for free. Foley says that he will go through the table for free. Foley dives onto the table and the table breaks.
We go to commercial.
We are back and D’Angelo Dinero is coming at Hard Justice.
It is time for the final announced card.
We see a video package for the Steel Asylum Match.
Lauren is with Matt Morgan and she reminds Matt that if he wins, he is in his first title match. Matt says that there is no pressure. He tells Lauren to look at A.J. if she wants to see pressure. Matt guarantees victory tonight.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Matt Morgan with Kurt Angle versus A.J. Styles with Sting in Match Three of the Best of Three Who Wants to Be in a TNA Title Match Match
Styles attacks Morgan as he enters the ring and then Styles with a flip dive onto Morgan. Styles kicks Morgan in the back and then he punches him. Styles with a punch and then he tries to Irish whip Morgan into the crowd by Morgan reverses it and Styles goes into the crowd. Styles with a punch followed by a phenomenal forearm from the guardrail. Styles with punches and then he puts Morgan in the ring and the match starts.
Styles works on Morgan’s leg and he tries for a figure four leg lock. Morgan gets to the ropes and the hold is released. Styles with shoulders in the corner but Morgan with a knee and punch. Morgan with an Irish whip and he hobbles into the corner to put Styles on the turnbuckles. Styles punches Morgan and then Styles is sent to the apron. Styles with a phenomenal drop kick for a near fall. Styles punches Morgan and slams his head into the turnbuckles. Styles with a running clothesline into the corner. Styles tries for a second one but Morgan with a boot to the chest and Styles goes down hard. Morgan with the elbow pad throw at the referee followed by elbows in the corner. Morgan with a splash into the corner. Morgan sets for the side slam but he drops Styles to the mat and gets a near fall. Morgan throws Styles out of the ring and then Morgan wants the referee to start the count. Sting gives A.J. some advice as he returns to the ring. Morgan chokes Styles. Morgan with a splash onto A.J. against the ropes and he gets a near fall. Morgan with a fallaway slam for a near fall. Morgan yells at the referee while Sting gives Styles some encouragement. Morgan with punches and a head butt followed by kicks. Morgan misses the running boot into the turnbuckles and then he misses the Stinger splash. Styles punches Morgan followed by an enzuigiri that sends Morgan to his knees. Styles with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Morgan with a side slam for a near fall. Morgan goes to the turnbuckles but Styles crotches Morgan. Styles with a punch and he tries for a superplex but Morgan with a head butt. Morgan tries to choke Styles but Styles with a Pele for a two count. Morgan with the bicycle kick for the three count.
Winner: Matt Morgan
After the match, Kurt Angle comes into the ring to celebrate with Matt Morgan. The other members of the Main Event Mafia come to the ring. We go to commercial.
We are back and Kurt Angle congratulates Matt Morgan and he says that Matt will be in his first main event on Sunday. Kurt says that he knew the Mafia would recruit him. Matt says that he was trying to sell himself to the Mafia. Kurt says that it doesn’t matter. Angle says that it will be Matt Morgan versus Kurt Angle versus Sting. Kurt tells Matt that there is one more favor to get into the Mafia. Matt wonders if Kurt is asking him to help him retain the title on Sunday. Kurt tells Matt that he is not suggesting, he is demanding. Matt tells the ‘little man’ that nobody demands anything out of him and that includes Kurt Angle. Matt says that he is not going to pass up this opportunity since he does not know when it might happen again. Matt says that he will walk out of the ring the new TNA Champion.
We go to credits.