TNA Impact Results June 26, 2008.

Consequences Creed vs. AJ Styles

AJ pins Creed after a Styles Clash.

JB comes out and tells AJ that Kurt Angle is waiting in the parking lot for Karen.  AJ runs to the parking lot.

Backstage, security is seperating Kurt Angle from AJ and Karen.  AJ says he’ll protect Karen Angle.

Brother Ray vs. Christian Cage

Johnny Devine runs in and tries to hit Christian with a kendo stick.  Cage catches him and tosses Devine out of the ring.  Brother Ray uses the kendo stick on Cage, leading to a disqualification.  Ray and Devine beat on Cage.  Brother Devon and Tomko bring out a glass topped table.  Ray power bombs Cage off the top rope and through the glass table!  The heels pose, then leave when the EMTs come out to check on Christian.  Eric Young and Kaz come out to check on Christian (a little late, guys).  The EMTs place a towel on Christian’s back to “soak up the blood”.  Nice touch.

JB interviews Kevin Nash.  Samoa Joe interjects.

The Awesome Kong $25,000 Challenge:

“Danielle” signs up to face Kong.  During the match Shantelle Taylor shows up again.  Taylor yells at Kong, Kong shoves her.  Kong beats the hell out of Danielle until the merciful pin following the Awesome Bomb.  Taylor jumps into the ring and brawls with Kong until security seperates them.  Jim Cornette tells Taylor that that’s not how we do things in TNA.  Taylor asks to fight Kong, or Saed, she just wants one more chance.  Cornette brings her back to the office so they can talk about it.

TNA Knocked Out profile on Angelina Love.

Frank Trigg comes out and calls out AJ Styles.  AJ is backstage with Karen, who is trying to calm him down (and for some reason JB is there).  AJ leaves to go after Trigg.  AJ gets to the ring, Trigg leaves, and AJ sees what has been happening in the locker room.  Backstage, Kurt Angle confronts Karen.  He says he won’t lay a hand on Karen, but someone else will.  The Beautiful People attack Karen and put the paper bag on her.

World X Cup Tournament first round match.

Team International and Team TNA come out to watch the match.

Team Japan – Naruki Doi and Masato Yoshino vs. Team Mexico – Ultimo Guerrero and Rey Bucannero

Rey and Ultimo pin Naruki after Rey jumps off the top rope and hits a top rope corkscrew senton onto Naruki who is placed accross Ultimo’s knees.

Lauren interviews Jay Lethal and So Cal Val.

Sonjay Dutt wants Val to be “set free”.  Val comes down to the ring to yell at Sonjay.  Jay Lethal runs down the ring to brawl with Sonjay until Dutt runs away.

JB interviews Booker T in his new “star” dressing room.

TNA Rough cut feature on Matt Morgan.

Tomko and Kurt Angle (and JB) talk backstage.  Tomko tells Kurt he’s gone too far and needs to get over Karen.  Team 3D show up and set Kurt up on some blind dates for next week.

“Knockout Bimbo Brawl” – a no-DQ, weapons are legal match.

Moose vs. ODB

Moose hits a double arm DDT onto a chair for the pin.

Kevin Nash vs. Booker T

(Samoa Joe is sitting at ringside)

Booker T pushes over Samoa Joe to take his chair.  Booker then hits Joe with that chair.  Joe gets up and goes after Booker.  Joe is in the ring and attempts to kick Booker, Booker moves and Joe hits Nash instead.  Booker tosses Joe out of the ring and pins Nash.  Kevin Nash and Samoa Joe have dissension in the ranks.

Show ends.

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TNA Impact taping results for 7/3

from PWInsider.com:

*Impact opens with AJ Styles and Karen Angle in the ring. AJ challenges Kurt Angle to come out and face him but Team 3D attack him. Before they can put him through a table, Rhino makes the save and challenges Angle and 3D to face he, Styles and Christian Cage to a Full Metal Mayhem match at Victory Road.

*Don West and Mike Tenay interview LAX via satellite. Robert Roode and James Storm come out and rip on LAX. This sets up Roode and Storm vs. The Motor City Machineguns….

*Roode and Storm lose to the Machineguns, then handcuff and lash them. The referees and security try to stop them and get lashed as well. They drag Dave Penzer into the ring and lash him Jim Cornette comes out and says he is going to find the two angriest and meanest guys to face Storm and Roode.

*Moose defeated Roxxi, who was busted open around her eye during the bout.

*Rey Bucanero pinned Alex Kozlov in a World X Cup Match.

*Milano Collection AT pinned Curry Man.

*Kurt Angle comes out and complains his blind dates were horrible and calls out Team 3D Brother Ray says he lost his little black book so he used Devon’s and apologized. They bring out a hot girl named Sandy but Angle says all women are pieces of sh** and the Beautiful People attack her. Karen Angle comes out and tries to protect Sandy but gets surrounded. AJ Styles, Rhino, ODB and a few others make the save.

*Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash teasing dissension, defeated James Storm and Robert Roode. Sting’s music played and the lights flickered.

*Doug Williams defeated Masato Yoshino.

*Shantelle Taylor defeated TNA Knockout champ Awesome Kong in the $25,000 challenge to win the Knockouts title.

*In a World X Cup match, Kaz defeated Ultimo Guerrero.

*Booker T comes to the ring and calls out Samoa Joe. Booker says Kevin Nash is right and he can’t beat him. Booker runs down a list of names he has beaten in the past. Joe says he will beat Booker in Houston in front of his friends, family and wife. Sting’s music plays and he comes out and says he will be at Victory Road to see who wins.

*AJ Styles & Gail Kim & ODB defeated The Beautiful People & Kurt Angle. MMA star Frank Trigg attacked Styles. Kim got paperbagged.

Xplosion:

*LAX & Eric Young defeated Kip James & Petey Williams & Johnny Devine.

TNA – Scott Steiner out 6 months.

Scott Steiner, 45, could be out anywhere from four to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a fully-torn ACL in his knee.

Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure in Birmingham, Alabama this afternoon.

He originally suffered the injury during his main event title match with Samoa Joe and Kaz at last month’s Sacrifice pay-per-view event.

Steiner had an MRI following the pay-per-view, but the test results was inconclusive due to the amount of swelling. Steiner continued to wrestle through the injury, competing on an episode of Impact as well as some TNA house shows over the past weeks. He even competed in a match at a house show this past Sunday night in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Steiner didn’t realize how serious his injury was until his visit to Dr. James Andrews earlier today. Steiner was scheduled to have his knee scoped out, but Andrews discovered a tear, which was repaired by him a short while later.

TNA – Impact Spoilers for 6/19.

from PWInsider.com

Impact Spoilers for 6/19 from Orlando:

*Booker T pinned BG James. Basically a squash here.

*World X Cup – Team TNA’s Motor City Machineguns defeated Team International‘s Tyson Dux & Shawn Daivari.

*Jim Cornette is in the ring when TNA Tag Team champions LAX come out. They challenge James Storm and Robert Roode to a Fan’s Revenge Lumberacks with straps match at the Victory Road PPV. LAX sign the contract but the heels don’t come out. Jackie Moore comes out and says she doesn’t know where they are. She gets into it with Salinas and Cornette makes a match for later.

*Shantelle Taylor made her TNA debut as this week’s contender in the Awesome Kong Challenge. She put up a fight but eventually lost.

*Team TNA’s Kaz defeated Team International’s Alex Kozlov.

*Jackie Moore defeated Salinas, then whipped her with a belt after the match.

*The main event was scheduled to be Rhino & Christian Cage vs. Team 3D but Rhino was attacked in the back. AJ Styles took his place. They defeated 3D. Frank Trigg came out after the match and began trash talking Styles from the ring apron, leaving him open to be attacked by Kurt Angle.

Xplosion:

*Petey Williams & Sonjay Dutt defeated Naruko Doi & Masato Yoshino.

*Curry Man & Eric Young & Shark Boy defeated Johnny Devine & James Storm & Robert Roode.

TNA Impact! Spoilers for June 12, 2008.

*TNA champion Samoa Joe defeated Kaz in a very good match.  Booker T came out on the mic and said Joe got lucky at Slammiversary and they went back and forth.  Booker claimed the only reason he lost was because Nash interfered.  They are building Booker vs. Joe for the title at Victory Road.
*Backstage, Kurt Angle said he’s going to take Karen Angle out, but since she signed a talent contract with TNA, there’s a no men on violence rule.  So, he’s put a hit out on her for a Knockout to take Karen out…and she won’t know when it’s coming.
*Former WWE star Shawn Daivari is interviewed backstage, announced as the captain of Team International in the World X Cup.
*The Motor City Machineguns defeated Team Japan’s Naruko Doi & Masato Yoshino.  Really fun stuff here.  They all shake hands afterwards.
*Karen Angle is being interviewed in the back, but the Beautiful People interrupt the segment.  They are upset about Karen getting paid more than them.  They try to paperbag her but AJ Styles shows up.
*Kevin Nash is interviewed by Lauren.  She asks him if he agrees with Booker T saying that the only reason Samoa Joe was victorious at the King of the Mountain was Nash powerbombing Booker.  Joe comes to the ring and calls out Nash.  Nash tells Joe that an apology is in order for coming out.  Joe tells Nash he is riding Joe’s coattails and Joe is sick of it.  Nash tells Joe that he should be careful because he can’t defeat Booker one on one because Booker has already gotten to him mentally.  Joe tells Nash to take his predictions and stick them.
*Robert Roode & James Storm defeated LAX to win the TNA Tag Team champions after Storm struck Hernandez with a loaded boot.  Hector Guerrero argued with the referee, who re-started the bout.  LAX won and retained the titles.  Afterwards, Roode laid out everyone in LAX with a chair, then handcuffed them to the ropes, whipping them with a belt.
*Gail Kim defeated Velvet Sky, then paperbagged her.
*Team International’s Alex Kozlov defeated Curry Man.
*Backstage, TNA champion Samoa Joe accepted Booker T’s challenge for Victory Road.
*Sonjay Dutt defeated Consequences Creed.  Jay Lethal attacked Dutt and challenged him to a match next week.
*Kurt Angle defeated AJ Styles in a Lumberjack Match.  The Lumberjacks were Team 3D, Rhino, Christian Cage, Tomko, Matt Morgan and Tomko.  3D hit the Dudley Death Drop on Rhino, who was taken to the back.  AJ went to hit a splash through a table on Angle, but Kurt moved and put him in the Anklelock.  Karen Angle ran out but Awesome Kong made her way to the ring and laid out Karen.

TNA – current card for Slammiversary.

Here is the complete lineup for tonight’s TNA Slammiversary PPV in Southaven, Mississippi:
King of the Mountain TNA World Title Match
Special Enforcer: Kevin Nash
– Samoa Joe defends against Robert Roode, Booker T, Christian Cage and Rhino
– AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle
TNA X-Division Championship Match:
– Petey Williams defends against Kaz
TNA Knockout Championship Match/ $25,00 Challenge
– Awesome Kong has an open challenge out
TNA Tag Team Championship Match
– LAX defends against Team 3D
A Match Made in Heaven:
– “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal marries So Cal Val with appearances by American Idol’s Ace Young, George “the Animal” Steele, Koko B. Ware, Jake “the Snake” Roberts and Kamala.
– Gail Kim & ODB & Roxxi vs. The Beautiful People and Mickie Knuckles.

TNA Sacrifice thoughts.

First my notes and results from watching the show.

TNA Sacrifice PPV May 11, 2008.

Kurt Angle arrives at the building, announces that due to the neck injury he received in South Korea, he cannot wrestle tonight.
Scott Steiner shows up, along with Petey Williams, Rokka Khan, Rick Steiner and Kevin Nash.  Petey looks ridiculous.
Samoa Joe shows up.
All the men cut promos on the match when they get out of their limos.

Already we have controversy.  Why is Nash with Steiner and not with Joe.

Deuces Wild quarterfinal match for the vacant TNA tag team titles
Team 3D vs. James Storm (with Jacqueline) and Sting
James Storm annoys Sting throughout the match.  Sting ends up putting Storm through a table.  Team 3D pins Storm and advances to the next round.

Frank Trigg is asked about Angle’s neck injury.

Deuces Wild quarterfinal match
Robert Roode and Booker T vs. Rhino and Christian Cage
Rhino hits the gore on Roode for the pin.
Booker raises Christian and Rhino’s hands in a sign of respect.  He then leaves the ring, grabs a steel chair and blasts Cage and Rhino over their heads.

Jeremy Borasch interviews Scott Steiner.  Steiner wants Nash to help him win the title tonight.  Steiner promises him the first title shot if he wins.

Deuces Wild quarterfinal match
Kip James and Matt Morgan vs. LAX
Hernandez pins James after Morgan accidentally kicks James in the face.

JB in the back with AJ Styles.  AJ talks about his Deuces Wild match until Angle comes in and confronts AJ whether or not he’s seeing Karen Angle.

Deuces Wild quarterfinal match
Super Eric and AJ Stlyes vs. BG James and Awesome Kong

Who exactly are the fans supposed to cheer for here?  AJ is a heel, but is, you know, phenomenal.  Super Eric is super over.  Awesome Kong is awesome, and BG is a permanent favorite in TNA.  Botched finish by AJ but a great, veteran recovery for it.

Lauren interviews Rick Steiner about tonight’s title match.

Terror Dome match for #1 contender to the X Division title.

Chris Sabin, Consequences Kreed, Curry Man, Sonjay Dutt, Shark Boy, Jimmy Rave, Kaz, Alex Shelly, Johnny Devine, Jay Lethal

Jim Cornette comes out and announces that not only does the winner become the #1 contender for the X title but will also be added as the third man to tonight’s title match.

Kaz with a move I’ve never seen before, almost a backwards piledriver.
Super tower of doom, begun by Johnny Divine who does a hurra cunranna off the dome.

Kaz escapes the cage.

JB interviews Samoa Joe

Deuces Wild semifinal match
Team 3D vs.  Rhino and Christian Cage
Johnny Devine comes down to the ring with a kendo stick.  He hides, hands the stick to Brother Ray.  Devine jumps into the ring to distract the ref while Ray hits Rhino with the stick.  Devon pins Rhino and Team 3D advance.

JB interviews Kevin Nash.  Nash finds out that Joe threatened to choke him out, Nash and JB go looking for Samoa Joe.

Deuces Wild semifinal match.
AJ Styles and Super Eric vs. LAX
AJ rolls up Homicide for the pin.  Salinas distracts the ref while Hector Guerrero comes in the ring and switches the roll up.  Homicide pins AJ.

Lauren interviews members of Samoa Joe’s family about tonight’s title match.

Knockouts Battle Royal
Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Rhaka Khan, Salinas, Christy Hemme, ODB. Roxxi Laveuax, Jacqueline, Traci Brooks, Gail Kim
Order of elimination
Salinas
Velvet Sky
Traci Brooks
Christy Hemme
Rhaka Khan
Jacqueline
ODB
Angelina Love

It is now a ladder match between the final two women.  The winner gets a #1 contender shot for the Knockouts title.  The loser gets her head shaved.  Gail Kim has immunity from having her head shaved, so if she comes in second Angelina Love has to have her head shaved.

Gail Kim wins the match, Roxxi has her head shaved.

Excellent match.  Everyone has motivation, storyline, drive, and play their characters to the fullest.  Plus, a lot of great spots.
The Beautiful People beat up Gail Kim after the match.  Roxxi comes in for the save.  A bloody beaten Roxxi gets her head shaved.  All the other Knockouts watch from around the ring.  Honestly, am I the only one reminded of Raven.  Long hair, blood, head being shaved.  Traci Brooks, ODB, and Salinas sit with Roxxi for moral support.

Backstage confrontation between Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash.

Deuces Wild finals for the vacant TNA Tag Team titles.
Team 3D vs. LAX

Hector Guerrero dropkicks Johnny Divine from the top rope through a table on the floor.

Homicide pins Brother Devon for LAX to win the tag team titles.

Eric Young comes to the broadcast booth and says he will find Elvis in Memphis during the Slamiversary pay per view.

World Title match
Kaz vs. Scott Steiner vs. Samoa Joe (champion)

TNA analyst Frank Trigg joins the broadcast team for this match.

Steiner is, dare I say, a suplex machine in this match.
Kaz bumps like no one else in TNA.  He makes the other guy look good, yet doesn’t make himself look ridiculous in the process.
Scott Steiner and Kaz fight on the top turn buckle.  Steiner knocks Kaz off and to the floor.  Samoa Joe picks up Steiner from the top and hit’s the muscle buster for the win.

End
Further thoughts:

The only memorable part of this show a year from now will be the Knockouts match.  Roxxi will eventually be TNA Knockouts champion because of moments like this.  There she was, makeup running, blood caked to her head, her newly shaved head at that.  One of the best visuals ever in TNA.

Which the Terror Dome was not.  I love X Division spot fests as much as the next person, but matches like this become a clusterfuck.  Too many people, brand new gimmick match that even the wrestlers are still trying to figure out.  A few less people in the match will make the next one (because of course there will be a next one) that much more enjoyable.

Deuces Wild?  We got new tag champs and Booker T turned heel.  Other than that it was just a way to get a lot more people on the card.  Seriously, the pay per view bonuses for TNA must be hell for their accounting.

If Samoa Joe has matches like this for a few months, against top talent that he still dominates, then we are looking at a well deserved much enjoyed, if long overdue, title reign.  In theory TNA is booking long term and has a plan here.  We’ll see at King of the Mountain.