January 24, 2008 – Recap by Sassy
Previously on iMPACT, Father James Mitchell announced he is
the father of Abyss also known as Chris Parks. Matt Morgan rescueed Ms. Brooks
when Robert Roode and Ms. Petyon Banks attacked her. O.D.B. has challenged
Awesome Kong to a match for the TNA Women’s Title. Shark Boy came out of his
coma sounding an awful lot like Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Samoan Submission
Machine Samoa Joe was disqualified in a match that he was removing from the ring
during a three-way match with The Phenomenal AJ Styles and The Instant Classic
Christian Cage. Christian won the match after Joe’s disqualification and will
face Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Against All Odds
Kevin Nash is shown in the parking lot calling Joe back but
Joe is saying he is “done”.
Will Never Forget Samoa Joe”
Crystal is in the locker room with Jim Cornette and Matt
Morgan along with Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley of the Motor City Machinegunes,
Black Machismo Jay Lethal, Johnny Devine, Tomko, and AJ Styles. Cornette is
complaining that he is taking the heat for the disqualification of Joe last week
even though it was the referee’s fault. Since Cornette is worried about his
job, he is making sure this week the matches are great:
X Division Title Match
Black Machismo Jay Lethal vs. Johnny Devine in a street
TNA World Tag Team Championship Match
The Phenomenal AJ Styles & Tomko vs. Chris Sabin &
Alex Shelley of the Motor City Machineguns
Brothers Ray and Devon arrive to complain about Matt Morgan
kicking them off the show a week or so ago. Ray says Team 3D should get a title
shot so Cornette says that he will let them in on the match:
3 Way TNA Tag Team Championship Match
Styles & Tomko vs. Motor City Machineguns vs. Team 3D
TO THE iMPACT ZONE!
is broadcast from Universal Studios, Orlando, FL on Spike TV.
Ringside announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
Ring announcer: David Penzer
Ring valet: SoCal Val
Backstage interviews: Crystal Loutham and Jeremy Borash
Mike Tenay tells the audience that tonight Booker T returns
to TNA. Tenay has an interview scheduled with Abyss regarding the revelation
made by Father James Mitchell last week on iMPACT. The TNA year end awards for
2007 will be tonight.
Kevin Nash enters the ring with mic in hand. He is not in
wrestling attire. Nash is talking to Cornette about the screw job on Samoa Joe
last week during his match for a title shot. Nash calls out Cornette to make
things right for Joe while Nash goes backstage and talks to Joe. Nash says that
Cornette can ignore it all and then he can deal with Joe when he shows up in the
arena. Matt Morgan enters the ring to talk to Nash. Matt tells Nash that nobody
cares what Nash has to say. Matt continues to disrespect Nash in the ring. Matt
tells Nash that he is the new giant in TNA and that he is better than Nash. Matt
says that Nash can leave the ring peacefully or Matt will put Nash out of the
ring permanently. Nash grabs Matt by the throat and shoves him back. Matt
responds by attacking Nash from behind, however, Joe shows up for the save,
sending Matt out of the ring and up the entrance ramp. Joe takes the mic and
tells Cornette that Joe and Big Kev will do it the hard way.
JB is backstage with Styles and Kurt Angle. JB tells everyone
it is the 2007 awards being named tonight and that Booker T will be in the
iMPACT Zone tonight. Angle interrupts JB and tells him that the Angle Alliance
has some business to take care of and he needs JB’s full attention. Angle
tells AJ that tonight Angle will make Tomko an offer he can’t refuse. JB and
Angle leave and Angle’s Mrs. is backstage with AJ.
Back from commercial break, promo for Final Destination,
Norfolk, VA, Norfolk Scope Arena, March 9, 2008. Tickets go on sale January 25,
2008. Go to www.tnawrestling.com for
Crystal is backstage with Christian Cage. Crystal reminds
Christian that the 2007 awards will be announced later tonight. Christian
addresses Angle and tells Angle that Tomko wants to be his own man and that
Angle wanting to have a sit down with Tomko isn’t a good idea.
Tag Team Match
Cowboy James Storm from TN
Accompanied to the ring by The Pride of Tennessee Miss
Robert Roode of Wall Street, Manhattan, NY
Accompanied to the ring by Ms. Peyton Banks
Showtime Eric Young Residing at an Undisclosed Location
The Guru Sonjay Dutt from Bombay, India
Referee: Earl Hebner
I could have sworn Banks was a blonde but this week she’s a
brunette and she is wearing glasses. Tenay and West comment that she looks like
more and more like Ms. Brooks every week. Ms. Banks has to watch her back –
Ms. Brooks. Robert Roode has to watch his back – Booker T. Eric should have to
watch his back but Storm is in the match with him. Eric may not be my favorite
wrestler in TNA but he does seem to have the approval of the live audience.
Roode takes Sonjay down with the payoff.
James Storm & Robert Roode
After the match, Traci Brooks charges in after Peyton but
Eric and Roode break it up.
Crystal is in the parking lot with Booker T who has just
arrived. Crystal asks for an update on Sharmell but Booker keeps walking.
Back from commercial break, JB is in the ring and he is
announcing the 2007 X Division Star of the Year: Black Machismo Jay Lethal.
Lethal enters the ring. SoCal Val presents the award and gives Lethal a kiss on
the cheek. In his Lethal voice he tells everyone that due to the abuse by Team
3D he has lost his smile. He says he is mad as hell and he does not plan on
taking it anymore. He plans to start tonight with Johnny Devine.
Tenay reminds the audience that Lethal is the youngest
wrestler on the TNA wrestler.
West and Tenay give the audience a rundown of the matches
Crystal is backstage with Black Reign. Kaz is still holding
Misty hostage and Black Reign wants Misty back. Kaz shows up to take out Black
Reign by slamming his head into a table and then he takes Black Reign’s wig
and darkness falls weapon before leaving.
Back from commercial break, promo for live house shows.
Recap of Shark Boy’s injuries and the doctor at bedside
last week and his sudden revival.
Primetime Elix Skipper from Atlanta, GA
Shark Boy from The Deep Blue Sea
Referee: Rudy Charles
Shark Boy enters the arena in a black vest and it appears he
has suddenly become injury free. If Shark Boy calls for beer after the match,
well, never mind…and Shark Boy wins with, as Tenay says, he “stunned”
Shark Boy takes the mic and says he is the new and improved
Shark Boy. Shark Boy seems to have acquired an attitude. And he does call for
CLAM JUICE! Eeeuuuwww, now that’s
Back from commercial break, TNA Knockout of the year award.
JB makes the announcement: Miss Gail Kim. Gail enters the ring to accept her
award. Gail thanks everyone for the award but then delivers a rant against
Awesome Kong who then appears at the top of the entrance ramp with her friend.
Kong enters the ring and she and Gail go at it in the middle of the ring. Please
note: JB and SoCal Val beat it out of the ring before Kong got to the ring. Kong
prepares to deliver an Awesome bomb but O.D.B. comes in to make the save. O.D.B.
hits Kong with several dropkicks before sending Kong out of the ring and onto
the floor. Kong’s friend stops her from entering the ring again with O.D.B.
demanding that she come back into the ring.
Crystal is backstage with Angle, AJ and Tomko. Angle is
trying to talk Tomko into becoming a member of the Angle Alliance. Tomko tells
Angle thanks but no thanks. When Tomko refuses Angle’s offer of Mrs. Angle,
Kurt tells Tomko this is Karen Angle not some broad he picked up at the strip
club and Tomko not only takes offense to Angle’s remark, he lays into Angle.
Back from commercial break, and Tomko is brining Angle into
the ring area. Tomko removes his shirt and rolls Angle into the ring. Security
enters the ring to break up the battle but they seem to have a problem hanging
onto Tomko. Angle manages to bail out of the ring and grab a mic in order to
tell Tomko that next week it will be Angle versus Tomko and then makes another
derogatory remark about Tomko’s wife which causes Tomko to break free from
security and come out of the ring after Angle.
Crystal is backstage with Johnny Devine and Team 3D. Devine
says that he is doing the talking tonight and he tells Lethal that tonight he
will take him out in their street fight tonight. Devine leaves and area and
Brother Ray tells Motor City Machineguns that Team 3D will win the TNA Tag Team
belts tonight and then they will defend those titles at Against All Odds in a
TNA X Division Title Match
Johnny Devine from Calgary, Canada
Black Machismo Jay Lethal from Elizabeth, NJ
Referee: Slick Johnson
Tenay and West explain that even though Devine has the title
belt, Lethal is the X Division Champion, which makes Devine the Challenger.
break in the middle of the match.
Devine does a great job of bleeding about the forehead before
Team 3D comes down to the ring in order to interfere in the match but they are
slowed down by Lethal. Devine catches his breath in the ring during the
distraction. Brother Devon pulls the ref out of the ring allowing Brother Ray to
go after Lethal. Devine gets the cover and
TNA X Division Champion
Samoa Joe comes through the crowd and into the ring but Team
3D get out of the ring. Joe doesn’t skip a beat and goes after Devine instead,
taking him down with the rear naked choke. Devine may have won the match but he
certainly doesn’t look like winner right now.
Mike Tenay is with Abyss for the sit down interview. Abyss
says he hides behind his mask because he is ashamed that James Mitchell is his
biological father. Abyss has asked for a career threatening match, a barbed wire
massacre, against Father James Mitchell and Judas Mesias. (NOTE: South Carolina
refused to allow TNA to hold a barbed wire match during the Against All Odds pay
per view. The match has been taped
in Orlando, FL and will be shown during the pay per view.)
Back from commercial break, JB announces the Most Memorable
Moment of 2007. In the ring with him is Kendall Gill. JB does a promo of Pros
Versus Joes in order to push Kurt Angle who is on the show. The Most Memorable
Moment of 2007 is announced by Gill: Booker T comes to TNA. Booker T enters the
ring to accept his award. Booker first addresses Sharmell at home and then the
fans. JB wants to know when Booker T will be back in the ring but Booker says
that it is the last thing on his mind. Sharmell is first on his mind. Robert
Roode shows up on the monitor to tell Booker that Sharmell’s injury is
Booker’s fault. Replay of Roode taking out Sharmell at the last pay per view.
Crystal is backstage with BG James and Bullet Bob Armstrong
for the match they have coming up at Against All Odds. BG says that with all due
respect he has a wife and kids at home and he covers up Crystal’s very
revealing shirt with a large t-shirt. BG says that he is going to go on vacation
but Bob takes the mic and tells BG that he is going to be in boot camp training
not vacationing, for three weeks prior to their match.
Tag Team Match
The Rock ‘n Rave Infection
Accompanied to the ring by Christy Hemme
Lance and Rave appear with guitars and Christy comes with a
From New Japan Pro Wrestling
Didn’t Christopher Daniels use the name Curry Man before?
Both of the Japanese wrestlers are masked so it is hard to tell who it is under
the mask. Tiger Mask hits Rave with a diving head butt and gets the pin and the
Back from commercial break, promo for Against All Odds. Promo
for Brock Lesnar in the UFC, MMA action.
MVP Award Finalists
JB is in the ring to make the announcement. 2007 MVP: Samoa
Joe. Joe enters the ring. What’s he gonna do, beat up Borash or SoCal Val? Joe
looks at the trophy and tells JB that the fans have spoken and that Joe is the
most valuable wrestler in TNA. Joe wants to know why as MVP he hasn’t gotten
his heavyweight championship shot. JB reminds Joe he had a match against Angle
but he didn’t win the title that night. And Joe decides to clothesline JB.
Cornette enters the ring yelling at Joe, but Joe not only yells back, he breaks
the trophy and then goes after Cornette. Nash gets in the ring and gets in the
middle. JB is carried off by security while Cornette admits that what happened
to Joe last week was a bad call. Cornette says that at Against All Odds, the
match between Angle and Christian, Joe will be the special enforcer. Cornette
will then give Joe a Championship Title shot at Destination X. Joe says he wants
a 5 year exclusive deal at TNA and he wants paid 15% more than Kurt Angle.
Cornette wants to know if he can have some time to think about it. Joe says that
the fans say put up or shut up. Cornette agrees and says Joe will have the
contract next week.
Crystal is backstage with AJ and Tomko. AJ is apologizing for
Angle. Tomko is mad at AJ and they walk off.
Three Way TNA World Tag Team Title Match
Team 3D from New York City, NY
The Motor City Machineguns from Detroit, MI
The Phenomenal AJ Styles
TNA Tag Team Champions
Referee: Rudy Charles
Commercial break before the match begins.
Back from commercial break, Mrs. Angle came to the ring with
AJ. She manages to get herself in the way and gets herself taken out after being
hit by AJ who picks her up and carries her to the back leaving Tomko alone in
the ring to defend their title belts.
break in the middle of the match!
Back from commercial break, Tomko pins Brother Devon and gets
the three count.
Phenomenal AJ Styles
Who retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
AJ shows up after the match is over and Tomko shoves him to
the floor while Christian Cage stands at the top of the entrance ramp applauding
And that’s all folks!