October 25, 2007
Recap by Sassy
Comments by Sassy in italics.
We see a recap of last week’s iMPACT, including Fight for
the Right, Team 3D, Sting, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe and Christian Cage.
iMPACT is broadcast from Universal Studios, Orlando, FL on
We are in the back with Jeremy Borash, Kurt Angle and Mrs.
Angle. They are waiting for Kevin
Nash to arrive. Nash arrives but is not interested in dealing with the Angle
family. Amen to that, Nash!
to the iMPACT Zone!
Ringside announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
Backstage interviews: Jeremy Borash and Crystal Loutham
Ringside Valet: So Cal Val
West tells us that we are going to have a championship match
with Kurt Angle versus Sting, as well as more Fight for the Right matches.
BG James & Kip James, Voodoo Kin Mafia
accompanied to the ring by Roxxi & Laveaux
Tomko & The Phenomenal AJ Styles
The TNA World Tag Team Champions
Homicide & Hernandez, The Latin American Exchange
The Steiner Brothers, Rick and Scott Steiner
We have one ring full of multi talented wrestlers. I like
Homicide and Hernandez more and more every time I see them in the ring. One of
the announcers mentioned what I had already noticed – LAX and Tomko &
Styles are very much alike as a tag team, including size and speed. Hernandez
seems to be more agile and goes higher in the ring than Tomko but they could be
amazing opponents in a match. Homicide and Styles could put on one great match
in one on one competition. I like VKM and the Steiners but LAX and the tag team
champs were the headliners in this match. The winners of the match are LAX
and the Steiner Brothers thanks to a new member of LAX who showed up with weapon
to hand off to Homicide.
Crystal is backstage with Sting and wants to talk about
Sting’s match against Kurt tonight. Then the camera switches to JB with the
Angles. Kurt does the manly thing
– he hands the Mrs. off to Nash. Do
you think we can get any more disgusting with this storyline?
I don’t think we can.
Fight for the Right Lineup
Kaz and Christian Cage are already in the semi finals.
Cowboy James Storm
accompanied to the ring by The Pride of Tennessee Miss
Showtime Eric Young, residing in an undisclosed location
Back from commercial break.
The bell rings. Eric tries to shake hands with Storm and gets
a shot to the eyes for his troubles. Both of these men are good in the ring.
I am surprised at how much Storm can do in the ring when he gets around
to doing so. Eric does so well as the clown from his fear of the pyros when he
comes to the ring and throughout most of his matches one tends to forget that he
can work as a wrestler in the ring as well. Jackie is active in this match
with interference, which ultimately costs her a slug from Storm when Eric gets
out of the way. Storm almost had us believing he cared about Jackie,
unfortunately, he was not as concerned as Eric and that costs Eric the match.
Storm hits Eric with the last call and pins Eric for the win. Jackie does manage
to talk Storm into tossing Eric the spare beer they have and Eric opens it up
and takes a few swigs. I like to watch Jackie in the ring but she does such a
great job working with Storm it’s impossible to not want to see them together.
Cowboy James Storm advances in the Fight for the Right
tournament, along with Kaz and Christian Cage.
We are now backstage with JB, the cameraman, Mrs. Angle and
Nash as the Mrs. puts the moves on Nash. Nash doesn’t want the Mrs. and her
enhancements – fortunately for the iMPACT viewing audience.
Back from commercial break, we see an interview Tenay did
with Team 3D earlier in the day. Team 3D continues their assault on the X
Division because the X Division are, according to Team 3D, boys in a man’s
world and because they can. Tenay did a great job of looking nervous being in
the same area as Team 3D. Sabin and
Shelley were assaulted by Team 3D because they interfered in Team 3D’s match
against The Steiners at Bound for Glory, costing Team 3D the match. I don’t
think Team 3D would be great candidates for the X Division, not just because of
size but because they don’t have the same abilities as the X Division
wrestlers. Are we jealous of their
ability Team 3D?
Four Way X Division Match
The Guru Sonjay Dutt, from Bombay, India
Sharkboy, from The Deep Blue Sea
The Canadian Destroyer Petey Williams
Havok representing Seratonin
Dutt makes his way to the ring with this tambourine
collecting donations for “the cause”. Fans drop money in and he stops to hug
a few fans before entering the ring. Sharkboy comes to the ring in a neck brace
courtesy of an attack by Judas Mesias several weeks ago followed up with an
attack by Team 3D as Sharkboy was sent through a table. Havok has come to the
ring with a kendo stick much to the dismay of the other three wrestlers in the
ring. I like all the wrestlers in this match, but am afraid I know what is
coming before the match begins – Team 3D and I am not wrong.
However, the men do manage to get in some great action prior to being
interrupted by Brothers Devon and
Ray. I’d have to vote for Dutt as the best leap off of the ropes and into the
three wrestlers on the floor.
Team 3D does show up and stop a good match in progress. From
here on out it is nothing but a beat down and not worth writing about. I will
let you know that the two unfortunate wrestlers sent through the tables are
Havok and Petey Williams. The
match was ruled a no contest due to interference by Team 3D.
Back from commercial break.
Crystal is in the back with Robert Roode and Miss Brooks.
Crystal asks Roode why he did what he did to Samoa Joe last week and Roode said
that he did it because it was just business. Roode says that he will be Junior
Fatu and go on to win the Fight for the Right and win the TNA Championship.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match
6’1”, 235 lbs.
9 years pro
Ring announcer: Jeremy Borash
Referee: Senior Official Rudy Charles
Kurt Angle, weighing 236 lbs., from Pittsburgh, PA
accompanied to the ring by Mrs. Angle
The Icon Sting, weighing 245 lbs., from Venice Beach, CA
Current TNA World Heavyweight Champion
I’m not all that crazy about another match between Kurt
and Sting. I think they have
battled enough, however, the Kurt putting his hands on Sting’s son has not run
its course so we are back to the same two battling for the championship. The
crowd here is pro Sting and so am I. I thought Sting did a good job in this
match. I wasn’t overly impressed
with Kurt’s performance but I understand that at some point during the match
Kurt injured his neck, which would have caused him to be off his game. Sting
executed a lot of head/neck takedowns on Kurt. Kevin Nash shows up during
the match and takes a seat outside the ring right before we go to
COMMERCIAL BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back from commercial break, I’m wondering how many
storylines are revolving around these four persons anyway? During commercial
break, Sting lost his focus because he was watching Sting. Nash did walk away
when Sting was out on the floor and was not involved in the match. Sting sends
Kurt outside the ring over the top rope and Sting goes out after him. Sting
walks Kurt around the ring and is working on him when Sting gets shoved into
Nash’s lap. Nash doesn’t do anything but Sting turns around and slugs Nash
sending Nash to the floor. Sting and Angle are back in the ring but as Nash gets
up off the floor outside the ring and he does not look happy. Sting has the
scorpion locked in but breaks the hold when Nash decides to climb up and throws
a leg over the top rope. When Sting goes after Nash, the ref gets caught in the
middle. Nash ends up back on the
floor, Kurt hits the angle slam and calls for another ref.
Earl Hebner shows up and does the three count, Kurt is again the
champion. Nash gets up on the apron and tries to shake Kurt’s hand but Kurt
flips Nash off before leaving the ring with the Mrs. Nash is now not happy with
the Angle family. In the ring, Rudy Charles and Earl Hebner are arguing and
shoving each other in the ring when Jim Cornette appears to break it up and we
Back from commercial break, we have three refs and Cornette
in the ring all arguing about what just happened in the match. Tenay says that
the fight is ridiculous and that Sting should still be champion. Cornette says
that he is going to take Charles and Hebner in the back, he will take both of
their statements and they will watch the video. Cornette tells the third ref to
stay in the ring and officiate the next match. On the way out, Tenay has decided
he has had enough and stops Cornette to tell him that Sting should be champion,
not Kurt. Cornette yells at Tenay and tells him to mind his own business, which
Angel Williams from Ontario, Canada
Awesome Kong, 6’1”, weighing 272 3/8 lbs., residing in
Kong is carrying a photo around of Gail Kim, the TNA
Women’s Champion. You will notice they never give the height and weight of
Kong’s opponents but I can tell you that Williams is not even close to Kong in
either stat. During this match, Mike Tenay starts complaining about how
Cornette talks to him and goes backstage to see Cornette, leaving West in charge
of commentating. Awesome Kong delivers a sitting power bomb and gets the three
West reminds us about what happened to Abyss last week on
iMPACT with Black Reign, James Mitchell and Misty the rat.
That brings us to cameras in the back where Abyss is tearing up the
backstage area, Mitchell shows up and brings Black Reign with him. Black Reign
puts Abyss’s head in a vice and brings out poor little Misty again.
Abyss, make friends with Misty and kick Black Reign into the
netherworld, would you please? She’s a domestic rat not a man-eating
alligator. I’m certain if it was Abyss and an alligator in a match, the
alligator wouldn’t have a chance. What kind of a monster is afraid of an itsy
Back from commercial break, we see a promo for the Genesis
pay per view. Note: Jeff Jarrett is in the promo for Genesis.
We are backstage where Cornette is with an office full of people, Charles, Hebner, Tenay Matt Morgan, and then Crystal enters with Kevin Nash. Nash is mad and wants to get his hands on Kurt Angle and wants a match with Kurt. Nash threatens Cornette and Matt gets in the middle along with the referees. Cornette says that he will address Nash’s problem after he figures out what happened in the championship match this evening. Cornette reminds Nash since he was at ringside, the problem could be partially his fault. Nash says that he will then be partially responsible for what happens if Cornette does not give him a match with Angle.
Fight for the Right Line Up
In the semi finals are
Cowboy James Storm
The match to decide the last wrestler in the semi finals
Robert Roode and Junior Fatu.
Next week, the matches will be Cowboy James Storm versus Kaz
Christian Cage against the winner of tonight’s match,
Roode or Fatu
Robert Roode, from Wall Street in Manhattan, NY
accompanied to the ring by Miss Brooks
Junior Fatu, from the Isle of Samoa
I’m a Fatu fan but Roode works the ring well.
He’s a little outweighed in this match but I’m not guessing who the
winner might be. The audience prefers Fatu in this match up. Before the
match begins, Christian Cage shows up to take Tenay’s empty spot at the
ringside announcer’s table and brings a ladder with him. Fatu laughs when he
sees the ladder. Before the match begins, Fatu plays the audience in order to
get cheers for himself and boos for Roode. Christian says that he has
brought the ladder symbolizes the match Christian made famous – the ladder
match. Christian says that he would like to challenge Fatu to a ladder match.
Miss Brooks watches the match from a chair ringside. Christian did a decent
job as a commentator even though he spent most of the time talking about himself
- The Instant Classic Christian Cage.
We have another commercial break in the middle of the
Back from commercial break, Fatu and Roode are still fighting
in the ring. Roode is trying very hard to overtake Fatu and win the match.
Christian manages to make a plug – and he says that is what he was doing –
for his new DVD that will be available, The Instant Classic Christian Cage. I
can’t decide whether I prefer Christian in the ring or in front of the mic.
Miss Brooks appears to enjoy Roode getting worked over by Fatu.
In case you missed it earlier, there is a fan in the audience rooting
for Robert Roode. She has been around the last few time Roode has been in the
ring. West says that he has heard there is some sort of altercation
backstage between Nash and Kurt and they are trying to get cameras backstage so
that we can find out what is going on. Roode manages to get out of Fatu’s way
and the ref gets knocked down, but Fatu manages to knock Roode down in front of
Roode and Roode is the recipient of the stink face. Roode is furious that anyone
would have the nerve to do that to him and it forces him to deliver a low blow
to Fatu. He then goes to get the chair Miss Brooks is sitting on, but she
refuses and Roode shoves Miss Brooks off the chair onto the floor and takes the
chair back into the ring. Samoa Joe makes a sudden appearance, takes the chair
away from Roode and when Roode comes back after the chair, Joe smacks Roode in
the head. Christian is protesting
from the announcer’s table about Joe’s interference in the match. In the
ring, Fatu delivers a pile driver, gets the pin and the win. Joe stares down
Christian and then goes over the announcer’s table after Christian who takes
off in a hurry.
We are backstage with JB and Nash who is chasing after the
Angle family. Kurt makes it into
his car and takes off leaving the Mrs. on foot.
We are back to the arena where Cornette and Tenay enter the
ring. Cornette has made his decision regarding the championship match tonight.
Cornette apologizes to Tenay for the way he spoke to him earlier. Tenay wants to
know what Cornette’s decision is regarding Kurt and Sting. Cornette says that
Kurt was the winner with mitigating circumstances according to Hebner. Charles
wants to disqualify Kurt for Nash’s interference. Cornette says the problem
with that is that Nash didn’t attack Sting, Sting attacked Nash.
Therefore, Kurt is officially the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
And I won’t say what I am thinking here.
But I can think it if I want to. And I have a feeling the audience is
thinking the same thing. Cornette says Kurt will defend his title at the
Genesis pay per view event. Cornette says that the match will be a tag team
match with Kurt and Nash as partners versus Sting and…but the arena goes black
and Sting is in the ring when the lights come back on. Sting says that he will
pick his own partner. He doesn’t want Cornette choosing his partner. Cornette
reminds Sting that the title will be on the line in that tag team match and the
winner by pin fall or submission will be the champion. Sting promises that Kurt
will not be the champion after Genesis.