November 1, 2007
Recap by Sassy
Comments by Sassy in italics.
iMPACT is being broadcast from Universal Studios, Orlando, FL on
Recap of the loss of the TNA Championship by Sting to Kurt
Angle and Jim Cornette’s decision to create a Championship match with Sting
and Kevin Nash versus Sting and a partner Sting says he will be choosing at the
Genesis Pay Per View. Kevin Nash got involved in Sting’s loss of the title.
Welcome to the iMPACT Zone!
Ringside announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
Ring announcer: David Penzer
Backstage interviews: Crystal Loutham
Backstage interrogator: Jeremy Borash (JB)
Valet: So Cal Val
The TNA World Tag Team Titles are on the line tonight. AJ
Styles and Tomko, the current tag team champions go up against Homicide and
Hernandez of the Latin American Exchange. We will also have two semi final
matches in the Fight for the Right Tournament.
Kaz versus James Storm is one of the scheduled matches.
Don West informs the audience that for unknown reasons Junior Fatu will
not be here tonight in the other semi final match. TNA management will decide
Christian Cage’s opponent in that match.
Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring with his new title belt.
Tenay reminds us about the match that will take place on November 11, 2007 at
the Genesis pay per view for the
title belt. Tenay reminds us that Kevin Nash and Kurt Angle are not getting
along. The crowd has a problem listening to Angle and drown him out with
“Angle Sucks!” chants. Oh, I almost forgot – Kurt brought the Mrs. along
to the ring with him. Kurt is doing what he does best which is bitching about
the match he is going to have at Genesis. Since Kurt didn’t listen to the
first chant the audience brought up, they begin “We Want Nash!” chants,
which, unfortunately for the viewing audience, Kurt ignores. Kurt is also
complaining that he doesn’t know who Sting’s partner will be at Genesis. The crowd begins the “Angle Sucks!” chants again.
Will Kurt catch on to the fact the crowd doesn’t really want to hear
Kurt’s response is to insult the crowd, but then we see
Sting at the top of the entrance ramp. The audience is now screaming for Sting
and Kurt really has to yell to be heard over them. Kurt is telling Sting that he
will know by the end of the night who Sting’s mystery partner is.
Sting makes fun of Kurt’s phys ed degree. Then Sting gives
Kurt a clue about who his partner is going to be. Sting says that he is a
champion’s champion, that he has been a champion in WWE and in WCW and he
doesn’t like Kurt. Wow, that narrows it down a little, doesn’t it Sting?
Is your partner one of tonight's audience members? Down the other entrance
ramp, Kevin Nash enters.
Nash tells Kurt he is a jackass and the audience agrees. Nash
tells Kurt not to worry about Sting’s partner…he should worry about who his
own partner is. Kurt says he is tired of running from Nash and that he can take
him. Kurt tells him not to sing it,
but to bring it. Nash heads toward the ring. The audience is thrilled. Kurt
bails out almost as quickly as his Mrs. does, but he backs into Sting who turns
him around and nails him with a series of fists. Sting sends Kurt back into Nash
in the ring and Nash takes his turn. Nash and Sting play ping-pong with Kurt in
the ring before Kurt manages to bail out. Nash and Sting are separated by
security in the ring.
Tenay tells us that there will be an interview with Kevin
Nash tonight. We are again reminded about the three big matches scheduled for
Fight for the Right
Semi Final Contestants
Junior Fatu – who is not here tonight.
Semi Final Match, Fight for the Right
Cowboy James Storm from Tennessee
accompanied to the ring by The Pride of Tennessee Miss
Kaz from Anaheim, CA
Storm defeated Showtime Eric Young last week and Kaz defeated
Lance Hoyt last week. Please don’t make me choose between these two wrestlers.
I like them both. I like Storm in the ring, in front of the mic and in
the bars. I like Kaz in the ring – I haven't seen him much in front of the mic
and I've never seen him in the bars.
The match opens with Storm going after Kaz before the bell.
Kaz tosses Storm out on the floor and then takes a nice dive over the top rope
to take him down to the floor again. Kaz tosses Storm back into the ring and
Jackie manages to distract Kaz giving Storm time to get to his feet. Storm hits
Kaz with a boot before he can get into the ring and then Storm gets Kaz with a
DDT. Storm then nails Kaz with the eye of the storm and goes for the cover.
Storm gets a two count. Storm nails Kaz in the head with a nice high kick. He
tries again for a cover and gets another two count. Storm then takes Kaz down
with a high knee, goes for a pin again and gets a one count. The audience
appears to be pro Kaz but Kaz is getting a real beat down by Storm. Or maybe Kaz
was just playing possum. Storm gets
caught when Kaz goes over him holding the top ropes, gets a roll up and a three
count. That was a really nice
roll up, too.
Kaz wins the match and continues in the Fight for the
I am impressed that Kaz came back with such a quick
maneuver to take out Storm. I am hoping Kaz works his way into the top position
for that title shot. He deserves it. Better luck next time Storm.
The match is over, Storm and Jackie are in the ring. Showtime
Eric Young enters the ring with a six-pack of beer and offers Storm a beer.
Storm chugalugs the first beer and picks up a second with the audience right
behind him. Storm hands Eric a beer and Eric chugalugs that beer. Storm takes
another and does the same. Eric gets another one and does the same. Miss Jackie
swore and it was bleeped out. Each of the men picks up a beer and they chug
those. Does this mean the two are now friends?
Back from commercial break, we see a promo for The Instant
Classic Christian Cage DVD that was recently released.
Kurt and his Mrs. are backstage and Kurt is smoking a cigar.
I guess Kurt thinks he is now a master interrogator – or something like that. Can
we get back to ring action?
Crystal is with Kevin for an interview that was done earlier
in the day. Crystal asks Kevin what his relationship is with Kurt Angle. Nash
tells her that there is no relationship and that Nash wants the title and he has
as good a chance as Kurt to win that championship match. Nash says that by the
end of this evening, he will know who the third player is at Genesis.
Team 3D, Brother Ray and Brother Devon enter the arena and
the ring. We get some “3D Sucks” from the audience before Ray insults Sabin
and Shelley’s Moms and then starts in on the X Division players. Are we
gonna talk or wrestle boys? I
guess we are not going to wrestle. Ray
is now insulting the audience. The Motor City Machineguns, Alex Shelley and
Chris Sabin, come to the hop of the entrance ramp.
Shelley decides to insult Team 3D for a little while. Shelley says we are
always hearing about what Team 3D hates. Shelley
said he bets Team 3D hates low carb diets, exercise, and one thing that Shelley
knows they hate the X Division and the X Division hates Team 3D. Shelley calls
Team 3D bullies and they are going to show Team 3D how The Motor City
Machineguns and the X Division handle bullies. Shelley tells Sabin to put up his
hand. Shelly tells Ray that Sabin’s hand “does not just represent Michigan,
that hand doesn’t just represent Detroit –you fat pig – this is the hand
of vengeance, this is the hand that is going to bleep slap the taste out
of your mouth”. Devon tells them to smack this and that as far as Devon is
concerned it is over and finished and they are going to end this tonight. They
are going to end this the way that Team 3D normally does it. Ray tells Devon to
get the tables, but when Devon looks under the ring, there are no tables. Sabin
tells Team 3D they won’t find any Twinkies under the ring and The Fallen Angel
Christopher Daniels and other X Division members come out to the entrance ramp
carrying the tables. Ray wants his tables back, but Shark Boy, Sonjay Dutt and
The Canadian Destroyer Petey Williams attack Team 3D from behind. Ray manages to
get off his belt when the rest of the X Division decide to enter the ring and
take out Team 3D. Team 3D bail out of the ring before Petey Williams can use
Ray’s belt on Team 3D. The Motor City Machineguns, made in Detroit, will face
Team 3D at the Genesis Pay Per View. Are they crazy? Maybe they plan to have
some back up...
Back from commercial break, Kurt is interrogating The Black
Machismo Jay Lethal. We have a lot
of time left for this stuff, folks. Lethal tells Kurt it will be The Ultimate
Warrior, oh, he meant the Ultimate Warrior instead of Sting. Then Lethal tells
Kurt the mystery partner will be Wahoo McDaniel. Okay, folks, end of
interrogation. This one, anyway.
Crystal is backstage with Lance Hoyt, Jimmy Rave and Christy
Hemme. Christy has a match tonight with Awesome Kong. Christy tells Lance that
Rave is coming between her and Lance. Rave tells her she should concentrate on
her match tonight.
6’1” weighing 272 3/8 lbs., residing in Tokyo, Japan
Christy Hemme from Los Angeles, CA
accompanied to the ring by Lance Hoyt and Jimmy Rave
Why is Kong the only woman brave enough to have her weight
announced over the airwaves?
I can’t really call this a match. If you recall the last pay per view, Kong did a number on Christy
during that match. I’m not sure Lance or Rave would have any luck in
trying to beat Awesome Kong. Christy didn’t learn anything from the last time
in the ring with Kong. Kong again treats Christy like a soft pretzel. Sit
down power bomb, count of three and the winner is Awesome Kong. I don’t see
Lance and Rave diving in the ring to rescue Christy from Kong. They do
manage to pull her out before we see Kong with the picture she has been carrying
around of Gail Kim.
Crystal is backstage by Sting’s locker room. Eric Young is
listening at the door. Eric says he just heard Sting say who it is and he
whispers in Crystal’s ear. Eric says they can’t tell anybody else.
Back from commercial break, here we go again. Kurt and JB are
interrogating Robert Roode. Roode tells Kurt that he can teach him a lot about
how to handle women. Roode asks where Kurt’s wife is.
Kurt says that she said she was taking care of business. Roode says she
is out doing something she shouldn’t. Roode tells Kurt he is the boss and
should act like one. I didn’t see mu
ch interrogation there.
ch interrogation there.
Crystal is backstage with Dustin Rhodes who seems to have
slipped out of his Black Reign persona at least for the moment. Dustin says he
said he would not be responsible for the actions of Black Reign. Dustin says he
is scared of what will happen. In
comes Abyss to take out Dustin Rhodes, sending Dustin through a wall and
proceeds to beat him with whatever he can find. Abyss picks up Black Reign’s
black box and slams it over Dustin’s head.
Inside the box, there is a key. Abyss picks up the key and then throws it
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Kurt is interrogating Wildcat Chris Harris. Wildcat lays into
Kurt about all of the Angle family airtime. Kurt tells Wildcat he is supposed to
be interrogating him, not the other way around.
Good boy, Wildcat, go get ‘em!
Back from commercial break, here we go again, Kurt is
interrogating Kip and BG James accompanied by Roxxi Laveaux. There for a second
I thought we were going to luck out and Kip was going to break Kurt’s jaw. BG
decides to psychoanalyze Kurt. Bad idea, BG. Now Kurt is crying.
Crystal is backstage with Christian Cage. Crystal says that
Christian obviously showed up ready to compete in a Semi Finals match tonight
but Junior Fatu, Christian’s opponent, did not show up. Christian thinks he
should be able to continue in the Fight for the Right tournament since his
opponent didn’t show up tonight. Christian wants to know whose idea it was to
do this to him, if it was Jim Cornette or Matt Morgan.
If it was Matt, Christian is going to slap him, or better yet, he’s
going to have Tomko do it. Then Christian wants to know where Tomko and AJ are.
Nash is around the corner on the phone. Crystal decides to
listen in on the conversation. I’m not sure what the conversation was actually
Mixed Tag Team Match
Robert Roode from Wall Street in Manhattan, NY
Miss Brooks, Robert Roode’s CFO
Gail Kim from Tampa, FL
Current TNA Knockout Champion
The Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe from American
Gail Kim is always my favorite – sorry Miss Brooks and
Samoa Joe beats out Robert Roode every time. I’m still in shock that Joe is
not in line for that championship belt. I’m putting my money on Gail and Joe
in this match. I don’t think Roode could ever take out Joe.
Roode sends Miss Brooks into the ring but only to draw
Joe’s attention and Roode attempts to attack Joe from behind. Not a good idea,
Roode. Joe was wise to the move and
Roode ends up on the floor. Roode’s Number One Fan is in the audience again
with her Pro Roode sign. The audience is very much pro Joe in this match. Miss
Brooks gets tagged in and Joe tags in Gail. Roode has spent most of his in ring
time out on the floor trying to get away from Joe. Good luck with that, Roode.
Brooks is good in the ring, but not as good as Gail.
Roode does expend a lot of energy telling Brooks how to work in the ring.
Brooks goes for a cover but doesn’t get the three count. Roode manages to run
off at the mouth long enough to distract Brooks and Gail gets a breather
allowing her to take advantage of Brooks. Gail manages several of her famous
high off the ropes and into the air moves. Roode avoids tagging Brooks but Roode
doesn’t want to be tagged in. Joe
brings Roode in over the top rope and proceeds to do what Joe does best. Kicks
Roode’s backside all over the ring. Joe locks in the rear naked choke. Brooks
ends up in the ring to cheer on Joe taking out Roode, but Joe gets up and tags
in Gail. Joe sends Roode out of the ring and then does a suicide dive between
the ropes,sending Roode to the
floor. Gail manages a nice roll up and gets the three count.
Winners of the match are Gail Kim and Samoa Joe.
Roode grabs a mic and goes into the ring to chew out Brooks
before insulting the audience. Roode begs Brooks to quit. Gail comes into the
ring and slams Roode in the back. She
takes the mic away and tells off Roode. Gail slaps Roode in the face. Roode goes
after Gail and Joe runs back into the ring to stop Roode from harming Gail.
Roode runs into the crowd and Joe goes after him and we go to
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BRAWL!
Back from commercial break, we see Joe with a bloody face and
there is blood on the camera lens as Joe goes back after Roode. Security has hit
the ring area. We see what happens during the commercial break – which is
Roode’s Number One Fan trying to get involved in the fight in the audience and
being removed from the building before Roode sends Joe into the steel steps
hence the blood all over Joe. Security is trying to break up the battle but
security can’t seem to keep them separated. Joe. West says there is blood
gushing from Roode as well but I haven’t seen any marks on Roode. Joe’s
cut looked serious and he was losing a lot of blood.
This was a great match and Gail and Joe both were
outstanding, but I’m not sure the injury Joe sustained was planned. Nothing
has been said regarding how serious the cut was that he received from those
steel steps. Let’s hope it’s
Kurt is still at it backstage and he has JB interrogating
Angel Williams and Talia Madison. The girls say they know who Sting’s partner
is going to be because Eric told them and Eric heard Sting talking about it over
the phone. Kurt wants to know who it is but Talia wants to know what is in it
for them if they tell. JB offers them the key to his hotel room. Angel says it
sounds like a deal but they can only tell JB. They are going to whisper it in
JB’s ear – before Talia nails JB. Kurt wants to interrogate Eric next.
According to Tenay, Roode and Joe fought all the way to the
back of the arena before they were separated and at Genesis it will be Robert
Roode versus Samoa Joe. Hey, TNA! We at home would have liked to have seen
the entire brawl between Joe and Roode. It might have made us anticipate the
match at Genesis between these two that
Semi Final Match, Fight for the Right
The Instant Classic Christian Cage from Tampa, FL
by way of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wildcat Chris Harris from Fort Wright, KY
I like Christian Cage but PLEASE let the Wildcat win this
match! I am so tired of Wildcat being on the edge and never really making his
way to the top. I know he can do it. I don’t understand why TNA doesn’t see
Christian brought a ladder to the ring and I’m not sure
how much experience the Wildcat has with ladder matches. Christian is ladder matches. Just when we thought Wildcat
was ahead of the game, he got out on the apron ring with Christian.
Christian has always managed to stay ahead on that ring apron and as
Wildcat is on the floor, we go to
COMMERCIAL BREAK DURING THE MATCH!
Back from commercial break, Christian is on the top
turnbuckle. He dives for Wildcat in the ring but misses. We see what happened
during commercial break. Christian has the ladder and Wildcat is up against the
steel steps. Referee Rudy Charles gets in the middle and does not allow
Christian to use the ladder on Wildcat. Harris is again in control in the ring,
spine buster and covers, but doesn’t get the three count. Christian hits
Wildcat with an uppercut off the ropes, goes for the cover but only gets a two
count. Christian is back in control, goes up on the second rope and Wildcat
catches him in mid air. Wildcat and Christian are both down in the ring. Back to
their feet and Wildcat is impressive with the moves he is using building up to
another cover. Again there is only
a two count. Christian hits Wildcat with an inverted DDT and still can’t get a
three count. Wildcat delivers a spear, goes for the pin and only gets a two
count. Wildcat is holding his left
shoulder. Christian tries for the unprettier but Wildcat turns it around. He
still doesn’t get a three count. Wildcat rolls up, gets a two count, Christian
flips the roll up and uses the top rope to win the match.
Winner of the match and advancing in the Fight for the
Right Tournament, Christian Cage.
Wildcat tries to convince the ref that Christian used the ropes and Christian makes his way into the ring with the ladder which he uses to take out Wildcat. Christian then sets the ladder up in the ring, pulls Wildcat over and sends the ref running from the ring. Christian goes up to the top of the ladder and hits Wildcat with a frog splash. I told you Christian was the King of Ladder Matches.
Fight for the Right Finals
Kaz versus Christian Cage.
This match will be next week on iMPACT.
Crystal is backstage with Nash. She wants to know about the
phone call she overheard earlier when Nash was on the phone. Nash says that he
has to go talk to Kurt right now.
Back from commercial break, we see Kurt yelling at Eric – or
interrogating him as the case may be. JB stops Kurt from hitting Eric again
and Kurt yells at JB.
Scheduled for the Genesis Pay Per View
A Four Way Match
ODB vs. Roxxi Laveaux vs. Gail Kim vs. Angel Williams
Team 3D vs. The Motor City Machineguns
Robert Roode vs. Samoa Joe
Kurt Angle & Kevin Nash
Sting & Sting’s mystery partner.
We see the big screen and it’s Black Reign. Black Reign
tells Abyss he should have taken the key because now at Genesis, Abyss’s worst
nightmare is about to be unleashed.
TNA World Tag Team Championship Match
Tomko & The Phenomenal AJ Styles
Current TNA Tag Team Champions
Tomko is one half of the IWPG Tag Team Champions
Homicide & Hernandez from the Latino Nation,
The Latin American Exchange
There TNA goes again putting four of my favorites in the
ring at the same time. I have always liked AJ for his X Division abilities.
Tomko and Christian paired together in the WWE. Tomko is more of a brute
force in the ring. Homicide has developed into an X Division player and
Hernandez does a fantastic job in the ring as both powerful and highflying
maneuvers. I’m going to have a hard time deciding which team to cheer for in
AJ and Hernandez face off in the ring. Hernandez throws AJ
around like a small toy. When AJ fails to move Hernandez, he decides to talk him
down in the ring before tagging in Tomko. Tomko hits Hernandez and we have a
smack per smack go around before Hernandez sends Tomko out to the floor. I knew
Hernandez was tough but I didn’t know he was that tough! AJ tries to help out
by diving off the top turnbuckle. Hernandez catches AJ in mid air. Hernandez
carries AJ over to the LAX side of the ring and tags in Homicide, and then
Hernandez walks back across the ring and sends AJ over the top rope next to
Tomko. Tomko attempts to catch AJ on his way down to the floor. Homicide goes
against the ropes and executes a well-done suicide dive through the ropes taking
down Tomko and AJ before going over to the table and looking at the championship
belts. Homicide slaps West’s hand before going back to the ring. Hernandez
comes back out to help Homicide and we go to
COMMERCIAL BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
MISSED THE BRAWL BETWEEN ROBERT ROODE AND SAMOA JOE DUE TO A COMMERCIAL BREAK!
WE MISSED PART OF THE CHRISTIAN CAGE AND WILDCAT CHRIS HARRIS MATCH DUE TO A COMMERCIAL BREAK!
WE ARE MISSING PART OF THE TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH!
DOESN’T TNA CUT BACK ON KURT ANGLE’S MOUTH TIME AND LET US SEE THE MATCHES!
Back from commercial break, Homicide and AJ are facing off in
the ring. Homicide goes for the cover but the referee is outside the ring trying
to break up Tomko and Hernandez on the floor. Homicide gets up and goes to the
ropes to get the ref back in the ring but the ref stays on the floor. Homicide
again takes AJ down and tries for the cover – no ref in the ring. Homicide
then tries for the gringo killer but AJ breaks free and delivers a low blow to
Homicide. Tomko is back in the ring and Homicide gets tossed over Tomko’s
head. Tomko goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Tenay tells us that
Tomko should actually be the legal man in the ring. Tomko tags in AJ after
tossing Homicide into their corner. I’ve noticed in this match AJ isn’t
spending as much time showing off for the audience. He’s taking the team of
LAX seriously. Homicide finally manages to take AJ down and tries to get to the
corner. AJ grabs Homicide’s leg, but Homicide sends AJ into the ropes and gets
the tag to Hernandez. Hernandez leaps over the top rope and takes down AJ with a
heavy shoulder block. I am always amazed at how easily Hernandez leaps over
those ropes. Tomko makes his way back into the ring and it’s all about
Hernandez as he works over AJ and Tomko. Hernandez has Styles up on his
shoulders setting him up for the border toss, but he has taken too long and
Tomko delivers a kick to Hernandez’s midsection. Homicide is back in the ring
to help Hernandez and he sends Tomko back with a drop kick. Hernandez sends
Tomko out of the ring again. Homicide delivers a suplex to AJ, then Hernandez
drops AJ onto his shoulder back first and goes for the pin. AJ gets his shoulder
up after a two count. Hernandez sets AJ up on his shoulders and Homicide climbs
to the top turnbuckle. Tomko has made it back into the ring and he breaks up the
move by going after Hernandez. AJ manages to send Homicide through the ropes and
onto the floor against the guardrail. Hernandez comes off the ropes at Tomko,
but Tomko takes him down with a clothesline as AJ goes out on the ring apron. AJ
springboards off the top rope and hits Hernandez with a moonsault, goes for the
cover, gets the pin and the three count.
Winners of the match and still TNA World Tag Team
Champions are AJ Styles and Tomko.
RUMOR: The grapevine says that unknown LAX member is
really Shelly Martinez. Stay tuned…
As Tomko and AJ show off their title belts, Homicide is back
in the ring checking on Hernandez who is still down on the mat. Tomko decides
that the match wasn’t enough and he and AJ go after LAX while they are down on
the mat. A member of LAX shows up and hands a weapon to Homicide but Tomko bails
out of the ring and Hernandez sends AJ out to the floor. As Tomko and AJ back up
the entrance ramp, The Steiner Brothers, Rick and Scott, appear and we have a
free for all on the floor with Scott taking on Tomko and Rick taking on AJ.
I have to say this about the match I just witnessed.
These four men worked hard to bring us great action. I am sorry that LAX
lost but did want to see AJ and Tomko retain the titles for just a little while
longer. All four wrestlers did a
With this action going on outside the ring after the
match, TNA has the nerve to drag us back to the interrogation room with the
Angle family. Give us a
break already, TNA. No one wants to
hear any more Kurt Angle tonight. We want to see what happened between Samoa Joe
and Robert Roode and we want to see what is happening between Rick and Scott
Steiner and AJ Styles and Tomko!
JB, Kurt and Kurt’s Mrs. are back in the interrogation
room. Kurt accuses the Mrs. of cheating on him – I don’t know Kurt, it’s a
possibility. We all hear she takes her clothes off for anyone with a camera --
and Kevin Nash shows up. Kurt hides behind the Mrs. and Nash tells him that he
knows who Sting’s partner will be at the Genesis Pay Per View. Kurt asks who
it is and Nash says Scott. Kurt asks Scott who and Nash says Scott Hall. Kurt
asks if he gets any worse than that and Nash says yes it does because Scott Hall
will be here next week.
Yeah, baby! Kevin Nash AND Scott Hall.
Can it get any better than that? I understand that Scott has been working
in Puerto Rico lately and has been doing a great job in the ring. Kevin Nash has
not been seen in the ring for some time. With
any luck, Nash and Hall will get a chance to work together in the ring.
Let’s just hope that doesn’t happen in at the Genesis match and cause
Kurt to keep the title.