by Sassy in italics.
Pssst! I heard a rumor...
Mesias will be in the iMPACT Zone tonight!
to the latest reports, Senshi and Ron Killings have asked for and been granted
their release from Total Nonstop Action wrestling. It is our understanding there
may be others ready to follow these two talents out the door.
to a TNA Mobile Text Alert Karen Angle had an accident when she was exiting the
ring at last night’s TNA taping. No, that ‘s not tonight, this particular
show will be shown a couple of weeks from now. It is our understanding that she
suffered a broken ankle.
on iMPACT (they must be doing these openings for soap opera fans who missed
the show last week)…Kurt Angle and The Instant Classic Christian Cage are
in a battle regarding Angle stealing AJ Styles and Tomko from the Christian
Coalition in order to build an Angle Alliance. If you watched last week’s
show, you know that Robert Roode, bringing along Ms. Brooks, has joined the
Angle Alliance and Christian is now on his own.
I guess this episode is titled “Christian’s Revenge”. No, wrestling fans, I did not make that up. It was on a black screen in bright red/orange lettering before the opening of the show.
TO THE iMPACT ZONE!
is being broadcast from Orlando, FL on Spike TV.
announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
Announcer: David Penzer
interviews: Jeremy Borash and Crystal Loutham
valet: So Cal Val
tells us the TNA Knockouts will be in action. Black Machismo
Jay Lethal will face Johnny Devine in a lumberjack strap match and Father James
Mitchell will have a showdown with The Monster Abyss.
tells us the cases for Feast or Fired will be opened tonight – it’s only
been a couple of weeks since the Turning Point pay per view where the cases were
actually won – and we should know who gets a title shot at the X-Division
title, who gets a title shot at the Tag Team titles, and who gets a shot at the
World Heavyweight title. But wait! TNA has found a way to drag this out even
MORE! Tonight the four winners of the case (minus Senshi who
lost his briefcase to The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels in a match last week)
will be in matches to decide whether they want to keep his case, trade his case,
or pocket $50,000.00. By now, most of the fans that paid to see Turning
Point don’t care. West tells us that no matter what, somebody is
Instant Classic Christian Cage enters the arena and makes his way to the ring
all by himself mic in hand. Christian is here to tell us that everyone is saying
that Christian Cage got exactly what he deserved last week on iMPACT, that he
deserved to get sucker punched by Angle and that he deserved to get beat down by
Roode. Christian says that he agrees that he deserved it. Christian wants
everyone to know that he is a brick and that every time he gets beat down, he
will always get up and continue to be a **** (got bleeped out).
Christian says that is what made him a star and that is what makes him
Christian and what makes the fans “just you”. The fans retaliate with a
rousing chorus of “you suck”. Christian tells the fans that he is the champ.
Tonight there will be a tag team match and it will be Roode and Angle against
Christian and a partner of his choice. Christian tells Angle that TNA is not big
enough for the two of them. Angle enters the arena, followed by the Mrs. and
Robert Roode. Angle asks Christian if he ever shuts up (the audience provides a
loud boo here). Suddenly Christian isn’t hated so much by the fans. Angle
tells Christian he dares him to go backstage and find a tag team partner because
no one at TNA likes Christian. Angle says that TNA isn’t big enough for the
two of them. Angle says that this is the era of the Angle Alliance, Angle is a
general and Christian is nothing but a private (who writes this garbage?). Angle
says that Christian will take orders from Angle. Christian asks Angle if he
heard him right and that Angle was going to give orders. Christian says Angle
can’t even keep his wife in check – tell it like it is Christian! Roode has
to have his turn at the mic and he’s getting a worse script than Angle had!
Roode tells Christian to go backstage and find a partner if he can.
backstage with AJ Styles and Tomko. JB asks AJ if he saw this turning out this
way. AJ says he thought they could all get along together. AJ asks Tomko where
they went wrong. Tomko tells AJ he went wrong when he became Dion Sanders and
was playing for both teams. Tomko said they had a good captain, Christian, until
AJ decided that he wanted to trade sides. AJ asks Tomko what he wants to do and
Tomko says they need to get rid of the two sides.
tells us Booker T will be in action tonight and then reviews the history of
Feast or Fired.
men won briefcases at the Feast or Fired match at Turning Point:
Kip James got the case but he was surrounded inside the ring by other wrestlers.
BG was playing injured out on the floor and Kip threw the briefcase to BG.
week on iMPACT, Petey Williams and Scott Steiner didn’t seem to have any
issues with their wins. BG James was not sure that he wanted to keep Kip as a
partner and Roxxi Laveaux told him the case was cursed. Christopher Daniels
claimed the briefcase was his because he was the leader which initiated a match
between Senshi and Daniels with the winner getting the case. Daniels won the
match and Senshi lost the briefcase.
is backstage with Petey and asks him about the upcoming match he has tonight
with the other three winners of the briefcases. Petey is busy working on
building his muscles. Crystal wants to know what he will do if he wins. Petey
says that TNA will have to do a lot better than fifty grand because he can win
more than that in a bodybuilding contest. Petey says he is one hundred and ten
percent sure his case has a World Heavyweight Championship match shot. Crystal
wants to know how he can be so sure and Petey says that Canadians have a sense
for things like this. Petey says as sure as his body fat is 1.9%, he has the
case with the world title shot.
Feast, Fired or Fifty Thousand Dollar Match
Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels from the City of Angels
James representing the Voodoo Kin Mafia
to the ring by Kip James and Roxxi Laveaux
before anyone else can be introduced, we are back at the announcer’s table
with Hermie Sadler who is once again sitting at the announcer’s table (he was
there last week, too).
Leaf Muscle Petey Williams from Ontario, Canada
Poppa Pump Scott Steiner from Detroit, MI
Winner: Scott Steiner
Division Title Championship shot.
BREAK BEFORE THE MATCH STARTS!
can’t believe they are doing a different match with the same briefcases that
they started off with at Turning Point. I have read numerous complaints from
fans that felt they were cheated when the cases weren’t opened immediately
after being won after the Turning Point match. I’m afraid I have to agree. All
the hype for a match and we still don’t know how it ends.
from commercial break, the bell rings and it’s Daniels taking on Scott and
Petey taking on BG. BG goes out of the ring and Kip throws him back in and then
we hear a (bleep) but I don’t know if it was BG or Kip that was swearing.
Petey and Scott are now facing off in the ring and Petey is showing Scott his
muscles. Scott shows Petey his muscles. As they are
discussing their perfect bodies, BG enters the ring but Petey and Scott hit him
with a double clothesline and then Daniels is in the ring, but Scott sends him
crashing to the mat before dropping an elbow on Daniels. Scott goes for the pin
but then decides to stop and do a few push ups. Petey comes along behind Scott
and drops an elbow on Daniels before doing a few push ups of his own. Scott
looks a little irritated or a little confused, I’m not sure which. Daniels is
getting back to his feet so Scott decides to work on him as Petey goes after BG
on the opposite side of the ring. Scott sends Daniels out on the floor but BG
gets across the ring and sends Scott out to the floor after Daniels. Daniels
sends Scott into the ring post outside as Petey delivers a jaw breaker and then
a high kick to BG sending him back down to the mat. Petey stops to show the
audience and the camera his muscles before heading back to BG. Petey tries to
send BG across the ring but BG gets the switch and sends Petey across the ring
to be met by Daniels with a waiting clothesline. Daniels proceeds to stomp on
Petey who is down on the mat. BG joins Daniels and then they
send Petey across the ring and into the ropes. Petey comes off the ropes and is
met with a high kick courtesy of Daniels. BG and Daniels appear to have come to
some sort of understanding and now BG picks up Petey and he sends him into the
ropes to deliver a fist to the head as Petey comes off the ropes. Scott is back
up on the ring apron but BG nails him with a right to the skull and Scott goes
down to the floor. Daniels picks up Petey and sends him face first into the top
turnbuckle then sends him across the ring into the opposite ring post and then
delivers a dropkick while BG: follows up with a forearm. Scott is again back up
on the apron ring and again BG swings a right but this time Scott is ready for
it and he block’s BG’s hand, then grabs BG’s head and drops off the ring
apron hanging BG up on the top rope. On the opposite side of the ring Petey
comes over the top rope and delivers a jawbreaker to Daniels while Scott follows
up with a clothesline. Scott sends a recently uprighted BG back to the mat
before taking Daniels up and over in a suplex. Scott does the same to BG before
going back and taking Daniels down again. Scott sets Daniels up for the Steiner
recliner but is stopped when BG nails him in the back. Petey is back to his feet
but he is met by a boxing BG in the center of the ring. BG winds up for a big
right hand but Petey ducks out of the way and comes off the ropes but BG nails
him with a foot to the midsection and sets him up for a pump handle but Daniels
nails BG in the back. Daniels sends BG to the mat with the angel’s wings then
turns to be caught by Pete who delivers the Canadian destroyer. Petey goes for
the cover but only gets a two count before Scott picks Petey up by the hair.
Scott takes Petey to the mat with a belly-to-belly suplex, goes for the cover
and gets the three count.
bad match for an opening match even if it does consist of the Feast or Fired
match that TNA has managed to drag out until everyone wants it to just be over
with. Petey is looking good, muscles and all, and it was nice to see the
Canadian destroyer in a match again.
declines the $50,000.00 check made out in his name (they wrote that check out
quick, didn’t they?). BG James tries to convince Scott
to take his briefcase. Scott decides to trade his briefcase for the one Petey
Williams has brought to ringside (Petey did say in an earlier interview that
he was certain he had the World Heavyweight title shot in his briefcase.).
Scott is not happy with Petey and thinks Petey deliberately lied about
what was in his briefcase.
BREAK BEFORE WE FIND OUT WHAT IS IN SCOTT’S BRIEFCASE.
from commercial break, JB is in the ring with the four opponents in the previous
Williams, who now has Scott Steiner’s case, has a TNA World Heavyweight title
is backstage with Kaz and he is discussing his match tonight with Rellik. Kaz
tells us that he has learned from his hero, Chuck Norris, and Kaz will remain
humble. Christian shows up wanting Kaz to be his partner tonight. Christian
calls Kaz’s win against him a fluke but winning the ladder match against
Christian was one of the biggest wins of Kaz’s career and now Christian
believes that Kaz owes him something. Kaz pulls a fast one and gets Christian to
close his eyes and then Kaz makes a break for it.
Kaz seems to be getting more comfortable in front of the mic these days.
from the Depths of Hell
from Anaheim, CA
has four “monsters”: The Monster Abyss, Judas Mesias, Black Reign and now
Rellik. While I have nothing against creatures, are we getting a little
carried away in the horror department? Rellik could work the ring as a regular
guy and just wrestle as I’m sure any of the four monsters could.
goes after Kaz before the bell rings and beats him down into a corner and then
proceeds to choke him until the referee gets in the middle and breaks it up. As
Rellik grabs Kas by the ankles to pull him into the center of the ring, Kaz
lands on his feet and fights back with a series of forearms before attempting to
send Rellik across the ring. Rellik delivers a boot to the abdomen but Kaz comes
back with kicks to the sides and a spin kick that sends Rellik to the mat. Kaz
goes for the cover but only gets a one count before Rellik powers out, sending
Kaz nearly crashing into the ref. Rellik charges at Kaz, Kas pulls down the top
rope and sends Rellik over the top rope and to the floor outside the ring. Kaz
slingshots over the top rope and takes Rellilk down to the floor with a cross
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
from commercial break, both men are back in the ring. Rellik picks up Kaz and
body slams him to the mat, then goes up on the top turnbuckle to deliver a leg
drop but Kaz rolls out of the way and Rellik hits the mat. Kaz comes off the
ropes and delivers a short drop kick. Rellik is back to his feet, Kaz tries to
send him across the ring but Rellik gets the switch. Kaz lands near the ring
post and goes up in the air as Rellik comes after him. Kaz flips Rellik over in
a roll up and gets a two count before Rellik powers out. Rellik tries for a boot
to the face but Kaz ducs and delivers a leg sweep to bring Rellik down to the
canvas. Kaz springboards off the middle rope to deliver a leg drop, goes for the
pin and again gets a two count before Rellik powers out. Kaz tries to send
Rellik across the ring, Rellik gets the switch and sends Kaz into the opposite
ropes. Kaz comes off the ropes with a high kick aimed at Rellik’s head, but
Rellik ducks underneath Kaz, comes off the ropes and delivers a high boot to
Kaz’s chest. Rellik goes for the cover and gets a two count before Kaz powers
out, and Rellik almost gets the ref. Rellik picks Kaz up and goes for a neck
breaker, but Kaz flips over, lands behind Rellik, and face plants Rellik on the
mat. Kaz goes for the cover and gets the three count.
has certainly been making an impact – no pun intended with the fans of TNA.
Now that he has been in matches that allow him to showcase his talent, we can
only hope to see more of him. I believe Rellick can do much more in the ring
than he is being allowed to do, but he does make an
ref raises Kaz’s hand in the air, Black Reign appears in the ring and delivers
a shot that sends Kaz down to the mat. Black Reign pick up his darkness falls
weapon and nails Kaz in the top of the head. Black Reign has come to the ring
with Misty, the Artic Fox (it’s a domestic rat, folks!) and Rellik and Black
Reign put Misty in a bag and then they put the bag over Kaz’s head and tie it.
IT’S A LIVE BEING TNA IDIOTS!
SHE SHOULDN’T BE AT RINGSIDE
STUFFED IN A BAG OVER SOMEONE’S HEAD!
have three refs, along with security, in the ring trying to
get the bag off of Kaz’s head. At least Misty got to spend some time with
an attractive wrestler!
JB is in
the back with Angelina Love and Velvet Sky who are in a match tonight against
Ms. Brooks and Jackie Moore. Angelina and Velvet want us to know what
experienced they are in the ring.
from commercial break, Crystal is backstage with Ms. Brooks, Miss Jackie, Robert
Roode, and Cowboy James Storm. Miss Jackie is drinking and appears to be
slightly inebriated. Storm says that’s the Miss Jackie he likes to see –
well, that and them boobies. Most people would take that as an insult but the
way Storm says it is so funny it’s difficult to do anything but laugh. Ms.
Brooks is not impressed with her tag team partner Ms. Brooks asks Miss Jackie to
try to sober up real quick for the match tonight, Miss Jackie responds by doing
what Storm calls “the boobie bump” and then Miss Jackie pours beer down Ms.
Brooks’ top. When Ms. Brooks gets angry, Roode tells her she can’t talk to
her veteran partner like that and she can’t talk down to people like that.
Roode tells Ms. Brooks for once in her pathetic life to do something right
Tag Team Match
Sky from The Big Apple
Love from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brooks from Wall Street in Manhattan, New York
Pride of Tennessee Miss Jackie Moore
Velvet Sky & Angelina Love
don’t mind the writers using drinking as a way to get a comedy sketch going
– as in Storms’ drinking contest with Eric Young but I do mind that Miss
Jackie is such a talent in the ring and she has been lowered to be a drunk in
this match. Waste of time, waste of talent.
Brooks enters the ring taking everyone down in her sights and Jackie follows
suit. I wish I was that coordinated when I was loaded! Jackie kicks Love out of
the ring and Ms. Brooks goes after Sky. Ms. Brooks sends Sky into the ropes and
Jackie sends her to the floor with a face plant and doesn’t even spill her
beer! Such athleticism, such coordination, such – sorry, I got carried
away…Ms. Brooks delivers a boot to Sky’s head then proceeds to stomp on her.
Jackie joins in and Ms. Brooks takes away Jackie’s beer. Jackie is now in the
ring with Sky and she delivers several boots to the midsection before taking a
couple of hands full of hair and sending her across the riing onto the mat. Love
is trying to coax Sky into making a tag but Jackie delivers a right to Love’s
jaw. Again Jackie uses Sky’s hair to send her down to the mat. Jackie delivers
forearm shots to the side of Sky’s head then picks her up and drops her with a
back breaker. Jackie yells for Ms. Brooks to put her boot up on the top
turnbuckle which she does so that Jackie can slam Sky’s hair into the boot.
Jackie tags in Ms. Brooks who goes after Sky with a few stomps Ms. Brooks picks
Sky up and with a drop toe hold sends her face first into the bottom rope. Ms.
Brooks goes back across the ring and charges, landing with both knees on Sky’s
back. Sky gets back to her feet and Ms. Brooks delivers a running clothesline
dropping Sky to the canvas again. Ms. Brooks goes for the cover and gets a two
count before Sky gets a shoulder off the mat. Sky delivers a jawbreaker to Ms.
Brooks and dives for a tag to Love. Love comes off the top turnbuckle and lands
with a cross body block, taking Ms. Brooks down to the mat, then pulls Ms.
Brooks hair to slam her hard back down to the mat. Ms. Brooks is back to her
feet and again Love takes her down by pulling the hair. Ms. Brooks is back to
her feet, Love delivers a boot to the abdomen. Love goes back into the ropes and
comes off with a knee to the head. Jackie enters the ring and goes after Love
with a clothesline. Love ducks under the arm, and comes back with a backhand
slap to Jackie’s face, then a chop to the chest. Love takes Jackie down with a
jawbreaker then steps away as Ms. Brooks comes after her. Love delivers a kick
to Ms.Brooks chest and goes for the cover but only gets a two count before Ms.
Brooks kicks out. Love picks up Ms. Brooks who delivers a boot to the
midsection, then a fist to the back. Ms. Brooks has Love up on her shoulders and
is talking to Jackie but there seems to be a problem and Love breaks free and
shoves Ms. Brooks into Jackie, knocking her off the ring apron. Love rolls up
Ms. Brooks and gets the three count.
bad match, but not enough of Miss Jackie in the ring. Has anyone noticed that
Angelina Love gets knocked out of the ring or off of the ring apron at least
once each time she is in a match? Love was allowed to show a little more of her
wrestling abilities in the ring than she has before, however, and she and Ms.
Brooks make very good opponents in a match.
the match, Ms. Brooks and Jackie get into a shoving match in the middle of the
ring. Roode enters the ring and yells at Jackie for putting her hands on Ms.
Brooks and Jackie leaves the ring. Roode turns to Ms. Brooks and berates her for
losing the match. Roode’s Number One Fan is in the back again behind the
audience with her glasses on. Enter Sharmell who begins to put Roode in his
place. Sharmell has on another nice outfit by the way. Roode tells Sharmell that
a lady doesn’t go work a street corner in Houston, Texas to find her future
husband. Roode threatens her but then bails out fast when Booker T charges to
from commercial break, Crystal is backstage with Christian who wants her to go
in with him to go see Kevin Nash. Christian talks to Nash about being his
partner in his match tonight against Angle and Roode but Nash isn’t
interested. Nash says he would rather sit around, do nothing and get paid. Nash
makes some gestures and Crystal laughs. Christian tells her to shut up, that she
is laughing at an eleven year old with gray hair.
Father James Mitchell enters the arena and the ring. Tonight Mitchell is calling out Abyss in order to have Abyss, also called Chris by Mitchell, tell entire world the truth. Abyss enters the ring. Mitchell tries to talk Abyss into telling the truth to the audience and tells Abyss that he has to tell everyone because they won’t believe Mitchell, they will think he is lying because of Sting. Abyss gets a big round of applause from the audience when he enters the ring. Mitchell says that he made Abyss, made him a champion, and they could have been a family – something Abyss has never had. Abyss refuses to tell the truth and Mitchell shakes his head no and Mitchell says that he will get the job done himself. Mitchell puts down the mic and begins take off his jacket. Abyss decks Mitchell with a right hand and then has him by the throat.
Mitchell has made reference numerous times to Chris aka Abyss standing by while
his no good mother shot his father three times in the back. Is it possible that
“Father” James Mitchell really is Abyss’s father and he was planning on
taking off his jacket and shirt and showing the world the three scars on his
back – just something to think about.
arena goes dark and when the lights come back on Judas Mesias (yes!
Finally he’s baaaack!) is in the ring, spewing blood (I know, I
could live without that too) and he has a strand of barbed wire in his hand
which he places around Abyss’s throat. Abyss lets go of Mitchell and Mitchell
falls to the mat. Mesias has Abyss down on the mat and he kicks Abyss repeatedly
in the head before taking the barbed wire and slicing open Abyss with the wire.
Mitchell hands Mesias a steel chair and Mesias uses it to deliver numerous shots
to Abyss’s head. Abyss is bleeding all over the ring again and Mesias hold
Abyss’s arms behind his back so that Mitchell can tie his arms. Again Mesias
hits Abyss in the head with the chair several times before dropping him with the
straight to hell on top of the chair in the middle of the ring. Okay, so it
was a little over the top, but it is Abyss, James Mitchell and Judas Mesias in
the same ring…
assume this attack will be building toward a major battle between The Monster
Abyss and Judas Mesias. I look for that match to be scheduled
for the next pay per view if Judas Mesias is one hundred percent and if all of
Abyss’s stitches heal.
from commercial break, a promo for Against All Odds that will be broadcast from
the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville, South Carolina, February 10, 2008. Scheduled to
appear: Kurt Angle, Booker T, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles and Christian Cage.
backstage with Booker T and Sharmell and Christian appears in order to try to
get Booker T to be his partner in his match tonight. Booker T is angry that
Roode insulted Sharmell. Christian tries to apologize the way he treated Booker
and Sharmell when they arrived at TNA but Booker T is not interested in being
Chris Harris from Fort Wright, KY
Wildcat’s opponent is introduced, Tenay is telling West how Wildcat has done
nothing lately but whine and complain. I don’t which I hate more: Miss Jackie
Moore as a drunk or Wildcat Chris Harris as a whiner. Obviously his baby face
routine didn’t go over but why the TNA writers have him as a complainer is a
little beyond me. Harrris comes to the announcers table this time to complain
that out of all of the people Christian has asked to be his tag team partner, he
didn’t get around to asking Wildcat. Wildcat wants to know what he has to do
to get some respect around TNA, change his name to Angle? We
were all wondering the same thing Wildcat.
T from Houston, TX
to the ring by Sharmell
was so anxious to get in the ring he didn’t wait for Sharmell to hold the
ropes for him. He does get a loud pop from the fans.
rings and the two men lock up. Booker has Wildcat in the corner and he breaks
clean. The two men lock up again but Wildcat isn’t so eager to give the ref a
clean break and he send a boot to Booker’s midsection. He follows up with a
series of shots to the head, alternating with boots to the abdomen. Wildcat
delivers a spine buster and goes for the cover but only gets a one count before
Booker powers out. Wildcat nails Booker with lefts to the skull but Booker sends
a boot up to take Wildcat down to the mat. Booker picks Wildcat up and sends
chops to the chest along with right hands to the jaw of Wildcat. Booker picks up
Wildcat and sends him to the mat with a side slam and goes for the cover but
doesn’t get the three count. Booker has Wildcat in an arm lock and Widlcat
backs Booker up into the ring post. Wildcat takes a swing at Booker but Booker
blocks it and slugs his way out of the corner. Wildcat sends Booker across to
the opposite ring post but Booker goes up and over Wildcat and comes down behind
him. Wildcat responds with an elbow to Booker’s face and then delivers a
running clothesline before going for the cover. Wildcat gets a two count before
Booker kicks out. Wildcat comes off the ropes but Booker catches him and slams
him down to the mat with a bookend. Booker delivers a boot to Wildcat’s
midsection, then backs up and comes off the ropes to take Wildcat down to the
mat with an axe kick. Booker goes for the pin and gets the three count.
bad match but not a very long match. Wildcat Chris Harris can do much better
work in the ring than he did here but it did allow Booker T some ring time to
strut his stuff for the fans.
Does anyone else notice how Sharmell can be at ringside and cheer and yell
not screech and NOT irritate the viewers ears?
from commercial break, the three remaining winners of Feast or Fired match are
in the ring. JB tells us that we are going to see what the second briefcase
holds. It is BG James’ turn and his briefcase holds a shot
at the TNA tag team titles. Kip James is outside the ring and very enthused but
when JB says that BG and his partner Kip will get a shot at the titles, BG says
that his partner is yet to be determined. Kip follows BG out of the ring and the
arena arguing with him.
is backstage is backstage with Dustin Rhodes who says she can’t figure out why
he’s Dustin one minute and Black Reign the next. Dustin tells Crystal that he
has been fighting Black Reign ever since he was a small child when Black Reign
would come into his room in the middle of the night and drink his milk and break
his toys…I wonder how many children use that one? Dustin even calls Misty a
hideous rat! While Dustin is talking, Kaz comes from out of
nowhere and dives on Dustin and begins pounding on him on the floor. Dustin
doesn’t understand why Kaz is upset with him and Tenay tells West that it’s
as if Dustin doesn’t remember anything that Black Reign does.
Machismo Jay Lethal
Alex Shelley, Primetime Elix Skipper, The Warrior Senshi, The Guru Sonjay Dutt,
Chris Sabiin and Shark Boy
Black Machismo Jay Lethal
is always good in any match but Devine hasn’t been able to show a lot of what
he can do in the ring. I was hoping after the Havok thing was gone we would see
Devine in more one on one action. We are continuing the “romance” between
Lethal and So Cal Val.
rings and Devine goes after Lethal but Lethal gets out of the way and comes back
with right fists before tossing Devine out to the floor. The lumberjacks
surrounding the ring are ready for Devine and they go after him with the straps
to get revenge for Devine turning his back on the X Division and teaming with
Brother Ray and Brother Devon of Team 3D. Devine makes a quick run to roll back
into the ring but as he gets back to his feet, Lethal sends him through the
opposite ropes and back to the floor. Again Devine is met with swinging straps
from the lumberjacks and he runs halfway around the ring in order to roll back
in with Lethal. Devine is yelling at the lumberjacks from inside the ring when
Shelley takes a swing and Devine has to perform a tap dance to avoid being hit
in the leg. Devine turns back to Lethal and again is met by swinging right
hands. Devine grabs for and hangs on to the top rope, but Lethal nails him with
al elbow to the head and tries to send him across into the opposite ropes.
Devine gets the switch and Lethal comes off the ropes, ducks under Devine’
waiting clothesline, both men come off the ropes and Devine takes Lethal down
with an elbow to the jaw. Devine follows up with an elbow to the top of
Lethal’s skull before picking Lethal up and tossing him out to the floor. The
lumberjacks surround Lethal and barely tap Lethal with the straps and Devine has
a tantrum in the ring. Devine thinks about going out to the floor after Lethal
and after several seconds of hesitation he goes out to the floor and is
immediately attacked by the lumberjacks. Devine goes under the ring to get away
from the flying straps. Lethal is now back in the ring and Shelley is running
around to the opposite side of the ring to try to catch Devine coming back out
and we go to
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
YES YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!
from commercial break, promo for the Final Resolution pay per view that will air
January 6, 2008.
is now back in the ring and he is trying to set Lethal up but Lethal backs into
the ropes and manages to toss Devine over the top rope and back to the floor.
Sabiin greets Devine with a strap as the other lumberjacks make their way from
around the ring to get their smacks in on Devine. Devine is down on the floor
and surrounded. Senshi and Skipper roll Devine back into the ring. Lethal grabs
Devine as he enters the ring and executes the Lethal combination and then goes
up to the top turnbuckle to deliver a flying elbow, goes for the cover and gets
the three count.
the bell rings, the lumberjacks enter the ring to work on Devine a little more
with the straps before Team 3D appears on the entrance ramp. The X Division
wants Team 3D in the ring and they let Devine go to face Team 3D. Devine shoves
fans out of the way to go over the guardrail and out of the arena.
Feast of Fired and we have a replay of what we saw earlier this evening. We are
now waiting for JB to tell us what The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels has in
his briefcase. Daniels talks to the fans about being with the company since it
began and that he has faith that his briefcase contains the X Division title
shot. Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner tells us that Jim Cornette doesn’t have the
guts to fire him and that Petey Williams lied to Scott about what was in
Petey’s briefcase. Scott then says there is no lying in wrestling (oh, c’mon
Scott, you can do better than that!). Scott says he will get his case back from
Petey Williams. JB says we are going to find out the contents of the two
briefcases and then we go to
from commercial break, JB is still in the ring with Daniels and Scott. JB says
that the wrestler who is fired will be escorted by Security who has surrounded
the ring. Both cases are opened at the same time. Scott Steiner receives an X
Division title shot and Christopher Daniels is fired. Daniels, obviously, is
very upset and we know that Daniels won the briefcase from Senshi who originally
won the case at Feast or Fired. Security is now in the ring and Daniels is
shedding tears. He rolls out of the ring and heads up the entrance ramp on his
way out of the arena. The audience chants “Fallen Angel” as Daniels waves to
the crowd and exits the arena.
is backstage with Samoa Joe and Christian. Christian is
trying to convince Joe to go out and be his partner in the match he has tonight
with Angle and Roode. Joe is not interested in being Christian’s partner and
I’m not sure just what Joe said since most of his remarks and responses were
bleeped out. Joe says that every time someone goes to war they come looking for
him and hop that he hates their opponent more than he hates them. Joe says he
has other things to worry about, like people that don’t show up and he has
people nickel and diming him on his contract. Christian says that if Joe is his
partner tonight, Christian will go to TNA management and get Joe whatever he
wants. Joe says he would rather be broke than be Christian’s partner. Joe
storms off and Crystal asks Christian now what and Christian says he will go out
to face his opponents with the only person that really matters and that person
is Christian Cage.
Instant Classic Christian Cage from Tampa, FL by way of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Roode of Wall Street in Manhattan, NY
is not accompanied to the ring by Ms. Brooks this time…
Angle of Pittsburgh, PA
by the Mrs.
Robert Roode & Kurt Angle
spent most of this two hour time slot on the Feast or Fired match that should
have been taken care of at the last pay per view. Since there
isn’t much time left, the only person who will be getting a major workout here
will be Christian.
enters the ring immediately but Christian is able to take him down and deliver a
few boots before Angle enters the ring. Christian bails out of the ring and
Angle goes after him. Christian runs around the ring and rolls back in with
Angle hot on his heels. Christian is greeted by Roode but he manages to nail
Roode with a clothesline and send him back down to the mat. Angle attacks
Christian and sends him down to the mat. The ref is trying to get Angle out of
the ring but Roode is now back to his feet stomping on a downed Christian. Roode
works on Christian with a few fists to keep him down. Roode picks Christian up
and slams his head into the top turnbuckle and then delivers a boot to the
midsection while Christian is up against a ring post. Roode continues with right
hands and a choke with his boot while the ref is warning him to back off and not
use fists. Roode picks Christian back up and tries to send him across the ring
but Christian gets the switch and sends Roode into the opposite ring post. Roode
comes out of the corner and Christian sends him to the mat with a back body
drop. Christian takes Roode by the hair and slams his head repeatedly into the
mat and then switches to right hands. Christian delivers a chop but Roode
switches Christian and delivers a few chops, Christian reverses it and lands a
few chops. Roode sends Christian into the ropes and Christian comes off the
ropes and slides underneath Roode. As Rood comes off the ropes, Christian
delivers a leg lariat that sends Roode crashing to the canvas. Christian goes
for the cover, Angle enters the ring, but Roode kicks out before the count of
three. As Christian is distracted by Angle, Roode is back to his feet to send an
elbow into Christian’s abdomen. Roode slams Christian’s head into the top
turnbuckle and then tags in Angle. Angle stomps on Christian who is down on the
mat. Angle attempts to pick Christian up but Christian goes over his back and
gets Angle in a headlock. Angle pushes Christian back into the ropes and sends
him into the ropes on the opposite side of the ring. Christian comes off the
ropes and Angle leapfrogs over Christian. Christian comes off the opposite ropes
and ducks the clothesline Angle has waiting for him. Christian again comes off
the opposite ropes and nails Angle with a shoulder block that sends Angle to the
mat. Christian is back to his feet and takes Angle down with a side headlock.
Angle motions for Roode to enter the ring and he does as the ref tries to stop
him. Christian meets Roode with a boot to the midsection, then manages to use
Roode’s body to go up and over Angle’s back to the mat. Christian has Angle
by the neck and Roode comes at him with a clothesline but Christian drops to the
mat, taking Angle down with an inverted DDT and as Roode turns and comes back at
Christian, Christian takes Roode down with a clothesline.
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back from commercial break, al three men are in the ring. Angle shoves Christian toward Roode who comes off the top rope and takes Christian down to the mat. Roode goes for the cover but Christian gets a shoulder off the mat at the count of two. Roode grabs Christian by the wrist and drags him over to Roode’s side of the ring where he tags in Angle. Angle has Christian down on the mat in a headlock as Tenay tells us we are going to see what happened during the commercial break: Christian gets brought down to the mat in a suplex courtesy of Angle, Roode blatantly chokes Christian then picks him up and drops him on the mat. Back to the match, Christian is making it back up to his feet and he slams elbow’s into Angle’s gut to make him release the headlock. Christian comes off the ropes but runs into Angle’s elbow. Angle hesitates and then decides to go for the cover. He gets a two count before Christian kicks out. Angle picks Christian up and slams him to the mat and then wanders around the ring before going up to the top turnbuckle. Angle goes for a moonsault but Christian rolls out of the way and Angle meets the mat. Both men are up on their knees in the ring exchanging punches, then they are back to their feet and still exchanging blows. Christian throws a hard right and Angle goes down to the mat. Christian shoves Angle into a ring post then delivers a series of chops to the chest. Christian attempts to send Angle across the ring but Angle gets the switch, sends Christian into the opposite ring post but Christian nails Angle with an elbow to the jaw when Angle comes after him. Christian starts out through the ropes then stops and takes Angle to the mat with a neck breaker before going out onto the ring apron. Christian goes to the top turnbuckle but takes a lot of time getting there, comes off with frog splash, Angle rolls out of the way and Christian meets the mat. Angle goes for a roll up and gets a two count. Both men are back to their feet and Christian throws a right at Angle, Angle ducks and takes Christian down in a series of three German suplexes.
this is when my Tivo cut off the show…
to go digging via the Internet to find the end of the match. My Tivo got as
tired of commercial breaks during the matches as I did and it cut off before the
end of the match…way to go TNA. The time was set correctly, so it was it TNA
or the network that screwed it up? My Tivo recorded a full two hours and I still
missed the end of the match.
a lot of promise with Roode as a most hated heel with an ability to work the
ring as a professional. He and Christian could be nice antagonists is the story
line continues in this way. Anyone who has read any review I have done of The
Instant Classic knows how much I respect Christian in the ring. Angle has been
doing as little as possible in the ring. I don’t know if that is his idea or
if someone higher up in TNA is keeping him surrounded by other wrestlers who
spend more time in the ring. I noticed in this match it appeared that Angle
wasn’t certain was he was supposed to do next and it is obvious he is not
comfortable climbing up to the top turnbuckle.