February 21, 2008 – Recap by Sassy
I still have not watched Against All Odds. I have been sick
– some virus that’s going around - I did start to watch it but then along
came Angle’s Mrs. screeching at the top of her lungs and I couldn’t take it.
I swear I’ll watch it this weekend and have the play-by-play review
– We are wrestling
Previously on iMPACT…trouble for a new alliance: Samoa Joe
and Christian Cage) after Christian is found on the locker room floor and Joe
must face Tomko and AJ Styles with Kevin Nash as his partner and Kurt Angle
interfered in the match (Samoa Joe has declared war on the Angle Alliance); Team
3D fails to make their weight: Brother Ray could not meet the 275 maximum weight
standard and Brother Devon was forced into a handicap match (Devon wins after
Ray nails one of Devon’s opponents with the scale); a new freak makes her
presence felt when Rhaka Khan appears at ringside with Big Poppa Pump Scott
Steiner at his match against Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams; a dramatic return
when Rhino appears to challenge Cowboy James Storm to an Elevation X match at
the next TNA pay per view; an assist gone wrong when Gail Kim appears to aid
O.D.B. in her match against Awesome Kong and __________ (ODB nails Gail when
Kong moves out of the way); more stress for Showtime Eric Young when he faces
Rellik with not one but two scary masks; a craving for vengeance as Booker T sat
in the parking lot waiting for Robert Roode to appear at the iMPACT Zone (Roode
was a no show) forcing Jim Cornette to give Booker T something better to do next
week by putting him in a match with Kurt Angle; and matrimonial mayhem when Kurt
Angle and his Mrs. attempted to renew their wedding vows, were rudely
interrupted by Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash and the minister inadvertently married
Karen Angle and AJ Styles.
(Don’t say it, wrestling fans, allow me –
YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!)
The show opens with the old Mr. and Mrs. Angle fighting about
what happened last week with JB getting involved and being threatened by Angle
for getting involved. The fight seems to be about Angle being angry about the
kiss from AJ and the Mrs. being angry because she never gets any attention.
Angle tells her to take her drama to her other husband. Whatever, Kurt.
The fans would just settle for her shutting the hell up..
to the iMPACT Zone
is broadcast from Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida.
Ringside announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
Ring announcer: David Penzer
Ringside valet: SoCal Val
Backstage interviews: Crystal Loutham and Jeremy Borash
Mike Tenay tells the audience that this week we will have the
fallout from the renewed wedding vows last week plus an exclusive interview with
Don West tells the audience that this week O.D.B. and Gail
Kim will team together and Booker T will face Kurt Angle one on one in the main
Tag Team Championship Match
Bullet Bob Armstrong
Representing Voodoo Kin Mafia
Accompanied to the ring by BG James who is on crutches
Before the champions are introduced, Tenay shows the audience
a film clip of BG James injuring his leg at Against All Odds.
Kip James comes to the ring fashionably dressed in green
The Phenomenal AJ Styles
Referee: Rudy Charles
Before the match begins, Tenay tells the audience that last
week Tomko not only cut all ties to The Instant Classic Christian Cage and has
now aligned himself with Kurt Angle and the Angle Alliance. AJ Styles, however,
may have issues with Angle after the wedding oops last week.
The bell rings and Bullet Bob faces AJ in the center of the
ring. You have to admit Bullet Bob moves around the ring very well for someone
older than the other wrestlers in the ring. Bullet Bob tags in Kip and he sends
AJ to the other side of the ring to tag in Tomko. Kip and Tomko face off in the
ring, exchanging blows before Kip sends Tomko down to the mat. AJ enters the
ring and comes after Kip, catching him with the peleg. Kip crashes to the
canvas. Both men are back to their feet but Tomko catches Kip with a
clothesline. At this point, the camera pans the entrance ramp and who else but
Angle’s Mrs. appears on her way to the ring. Tomko goes for the cover but only
gets a two count before Kip kicks out. Tomko has Kip in a headlock but Kip makes
it back to his feet, ,using elbows to the abdomen to back Tomko up. Kip hits
Tomko with a neck breaker. Kip tags in Bullet Bob who is met by Tomko and AJ.
Bullet Bob holds his own until AJ uses a thumb to the eyes. Tomko and AJ go
after Bullet Bob but he gets out of the way and AJ and Tomko crash into each.
Kip enters the ring as the referee is busy with Karen Angle where else but on
the ring apron. Kip calls to BG for his crutch and BG hands it in. Kip appears
to be after AJ or Tomko but instead he nails Bullet Bob in the back. Kip throws
the crutch to the mat as Tomko goes for the cover and gets the three count.
Phenomenal AJ Styles
retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
After the match, BG James enters the ring to face Kip, but
Kip nails BG in the injured leg and takes the crutch to slam it over BG’s
Crystal is backstage with O.D.B. and Gail Kim and she asks
about the communication break down they had last week. Gail tells Crystal that
tonight the two of them are back on the same page. O.D.B. tells Crystal that she
has to give that broad (Gail Kim) some credit, O.D.B. will go through anybody
and she means anybody to get to Kong.
AJ and his new Mrs. enter. Crystal asks AJ about the kiss
last week and AJ tells her that he just got caught up in the moment. AJ says
that the two of them aren’t married, but Karen says that they are. AJ wants to
know if Kurt knows about this and if it is even legal. Karen tells AJ he needs
to worry about the honeymoon. AJ says he has the perfect place and they leave to
make a phone call.
Back from commercial break, promo for TNA’s live events
“On the Road to Destination X”.
Tenay reminds the audience about what occurred between Kip
and BG James before the commercial break.
Crystal is in the back with Kip James but Kip is angry and
tells her to shut up and then proceeds to tell the audience that he just got rid
of a 250-pound bag of BLEEP. Kip has a heck of a cut over his right eye. I think
Kip may have just challenged BG but I’m not sure.
In the ring are Jim Cornette, Matt Morgan, The Guru Sonjay
Dutt, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley of the Motor City Machineguns. Cornette says
they are there for a special interview segment. He then introduces the subject of the interview, which is
Black Machismo Jay Lethal. Tenay shows the audience the match at Against All
Odds which Lethal won after his two partners were taken out of the action.
Lethal again became the X Division Champion. Cornette tells Lethal that he
deserves special recognition for his accomplishments in TNA. Cornette says that
Lethal saved the X Division against Team 3D. Cornette says that Lethal has made
his mark in TNA wrestling. Lethal takes the mic and tells the audience that at
Against All Odds, Jay Lethal has gotten his smile back. Lethal says that he
could have done it on his own and there are a few people he would like to thank:
The founders of the X Division (Christopher Daniels, Jerry Lynn, AJ Styles),
Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley of the Motor City Machineguns who were his partners
at Against All Odds, Lethal says it is a privilege to stand in the ring with his
best friend, Sonjay Dutt (Lethal gives Sonjay a hug), and then Lethal thanks
Val enters the ring and Lethal says there is something he has
wanted to ask her for a long time – he gets down on one knee and asks her to
go out with him. She says ooooh yeah! Lethal then hugs Val. (Sonjay doesn’t
look too happy with the Lethal – SoCal Val alliance, but it beats the heck out
of the wedding mess last week.)
Crystal is backstage with Kaz. Tonight Kaz has a match
against Rellik. Kaz calls Rellik “Relish” and it says all of his problems
with Black Reign/Dustin began with a match against Rellik when Eric Young bursts
in and tells Kaz he is glad that he caught him. He says that Rellik, killer
spelled backwards, is a real life monster and Kaz can’t go out there. Eric
gets so excited that Kaz slaps him. Kaz says Rellik is just another wrestler and
Kaz can handle it.
Back from commercial break, West plugs TNA live events in SC,
VA and KY.
Crystal is in Cornette’s office with Samoa Joe and Cornette
is still trying to get Joe to sign his contract in a locked office where they
can’t be interrupted. Joe, in sunglasses, tells Cornette that he wants to be
world champion and he wants a fair title shot. Samoa Joe says that at
Destination X, Joe, Christian Cage and Kevin Nash will take care of the Angle
Alliance and then Joe will get his fair title shot. Joe says that after he has
secured his title shot and after he has become champion after Lockdown, he will
affix his signature to the contract.
Rellik from Salem
Kaz from Anaheim, CA
Referee: Slick Johnson
The mask(s) Rellik wear certainly don’t look comfortable.
Rellik gets busy as soon as the bell rings strong arming Kaz but Kaz comes back
with his quick moves. Kaz delivers feet and forearms, then clotheslines Rellik
over the top rope. Kaz slingshots over the top rope and takes Rellik down to the
floor. Kaz sends Rellik into the guardrail surrounding the audience but as Kaz
charges after him, Rellik gets a boot up to nail Kaz. Rellik picks Kaz up and
sends him into the guardrail, then picks him up and rolls him back into the
ring. Rellik is back to strong-arm tactics.
Tenay interrupts the match to tell the audience that JB will
have a camera so that we can follows AJ and his new Mrs. on their honeymoon.
Can it get any more disgusting than that? Maybe I shouldn’t ask.
Back to the match, Kaz is working to get control in the ring
and Kaz manages to flip Rellik over and get the three count.
After the match, Black Reign enters the ring and it’s a
double team with Kaz being worked over in the ring. Eric starts down the
entrance ramp but he stops as security enters the ring to protect Kaz. Eric goes
to the ring after Black Reign and Rellik have exited.
Crystal is backstage with Booker T. She asks about his match
tonight with Angle tonight. Booker T says that he will be ready for his match
tonight in spite of his upcoming with match at Destination X against Robert
Back from commercial break, promo for TNA’s Destination X
pay per view live on March 9, 2008.
The Monster Abyss video and the Barbed Wire Massacre II match
at Against All Odds against Judas Mesias. Abyss left the arena last week before
his match against Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner. Tenay says they still do not
have an answer to their question – why did Abyss walk out of the iMPACT Zone?
No one seems to know where Abyss might be at this time.
Way X Division Contest
determine the Number One Contender for the X Division Championship
The Guru Sonjay Dutt from Bombay, India
Johnny Devine from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams from Ontario, Canada
Referee: Earl Hebner
As the bell rings, Petey and Devine face off, Sonjay joins in
and it appears that Sonjay and Petey are working together. That doesn’t last
long and as the match is underway, Big Poppa ;Pump Scott Steiner and Rhaka Khan
enter the arena. Devine goes for a cover but he doesn’t get the three count.
Devine then argues with the referee about the count. Devine is really handling
the other wrestlers in this match up until Sonjay and Petey again work together.
Petey sends Sonjay out to the floor and tries to pin Devine before Devine kicks
out. Outside the ring, Scott nails Sonjay over the head with his briefcase.
Inside the ring, Petey has Devine on the ropes. Petey delivers a kick to the
back as Rhaka gets on the ring and distracts the ref, Scott distracts Devine,
Petey gets the roll up and the win.
Leaf Muscle Petey Williams
With a little help from Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner and
his newest Freak
After the match, Scott and Rhaka get in the ring and he
shakes Petey’s hand. Petey will now face Black Machismo Jay Lethal for the X
We go to the camera JB is carrying as he travels along with
AJ and his new Mrs. to what appears to be a restaurant. AJ has brought a candle,
which he lights – and then burns himself. He has flowers, which are fake and a
snow globe. AJ’s snow globe said he never had snow in Gainesville, GA. Since
he prayed for snow and never got any, his Grandmother gave him the snow globe so
that he will always have snow. AJ tells his new Mrs. that as long as she has the
snow globe, she will always have him. He then yells to the waiter for their
honeymoon meal of steak and gravy.
Back from commercial break, the interview with Rhino. Tenay
asks Rhino about his absence from TNA. Rhino said he needed to walk away for
himself. Tenay asks Rhino if he blames Cowboy James Storm for his absence but
Rhino says he made his own choices. Tenay asks Rhino about the Elevation X match
that he and James Storm have at Destination X. Rhino says that Storm will fall
at Destination X.
Crystal is backstage with Curry Man and Shark Boy. Curry Man
speaks to the audience in Spanish. When Crystal asks Shark Boy what Curry Man
just said, Shark Boy says that he doesn’t know what Curry Man said. Shark Boy
tells Curry Man he doesn’t care what language he speaks as long as he goes out
to the ring ready to whip someone’s ass and that’s the fishin’ line
because Shark Boy says so.
Shark Boy from The Deep Blue Sea
Curry Man from Japan
Accompanied to the ring by Johnny Devine
Referee: Slick Johnson
Before the match, Earl Hebner enters the ring with scale in
hand and we go to
Back from commercial break, Ray is preparing to get on the
scale. Ray steps up and Hebner says Ray has weighed in under 275. Devon now
steps on the scale and Hebner tells Devon he weighed over 275. Ray calls Devon a
fat bastard and asks him how he can do this to him. It is now a handicap match.
Devon tries to go up the entrance ramp and Ray tries to talk to Devon but Curry
Man goes after Ray. Ray works over Curry Man until Curry Man delivers a
jawbreaker. Devine and Devon get up on the ring apron and distract the ref
allowing Ray to deliver a low blow to Curry Man. Ray throws Curry Man out of the
ring and Devon works over Curry Man on the floor before rolling back into the
ring. Ray keeps Curry Man in the ring, keeping him from tagging in Shark Boy.
Curry Man finally manages to roll across the ring and make the tag. Shark Boy
goes after Ray and goes for a pin but only gets a two count. Shark Boy keeps Ray
down with boots to the chest before the ref makes him break. Shark Boy hits Ray
with a neck breaker and goes for the cover, Devine enters the ring and Shark Boy
comes across and sends Devine out to the floor then goes over the top to hit
Devine with a cross body block. The ref’s count is interrupted and Shark Boy
doesn’t get the win. Devon rolls in on the other side of the ring with the
scale. Shark Boy catches Devon with a stunner and goes for a cover but Ray picks
up the scale and nails Shark Boy in the head, then goes for the cover and gets
the three count.
With some hefty assistance from Brother Devon
Crystal is backstage with Kurt Angle. She asks Angle about
his match tonight against Booker T which is their first encounter in TNA but she
asks how he feels about his wife and AJ. Angle says AJ and his new wife can have
each other because the most important thing to Angle is the gold around his
waist. Angle says he will beat Booker T tonight and then tells Crystal to get
the hell out.
Back from commercial break, promo for www.tnawrestling.com.
Tenay sends us to JB with his camera. AJ and his new Mrs. are
at Pearl’s Smokehouse to eat gator. AJ is going to go gator wrestling just for
her. I guess TNA got tired of picking on little defenseless domestic rats. They
have graduated to poking alligators with lawn implements.
Who WRITES this crap? Because JB and the Mrs. don’t like gators, they
go to find birds.
The Pride of Tennessee Miss Jacqueline
Roxxi Laveaux of New Orleans, LA
Before their opponents are introduced, Tenay reminds the
audience that Kip James fired Roxxi after a match.
O.D.B. from Minneapolis, MN
Accompanied to the ring by her little silver flask
Before O.D.B.’s tag team partner is introduced, Tenay show
the audience footage from last week’s Street Fight Match between O.D.B. and
Awesome Kong and the miscommunication between O.D.B. and Gail Kim.
Gail Kim from Tampa, FL
Referee: Rudy Charles
Unfortunately for me, I like all four women in the ring. All
four of them are great in the wrestling ring whether they are baby faces or
heels. I’m going to have a real problem deciding who to cheer on during this
match up. ODB does offer Gail a nip from the flask before the match begins but
Gail declines. The bell rings and Jackie faces off with in the middle of the
ring. Jackie has the most experience of the four but Gail is darned good and
quick. Jackie has enough of Gail and tags in Roxxi allowing Gail to take her to
the opposite side of the ring to tag in ODB. The audience is into ODB as Jackie
nails her the back. ODB turns around to face Jackie allowing Roxxi to sneak in
behind her and take another shot. ODB is down on the wrong side of the ring as
Roxxi tags in Jackie and we have a double team with ODB getting taken down.
Jackie goes for the cover, but she can’t get the three count. Jackie decides
to try punching on Gail with the ref trying to get her to stop and we go to
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
ARE WE, WWE?
Back from commercial break, ODB and Roxxi are in the middle
of the ring with ODB going for a roll up. Roxxi breaks free and goes for a cover
but Roxxi doesn’t get the three count. ODB delivers a high kick to Roxxi’s
head and then tags in Gail but the ref who was busy on the other side of the
ring didn’t see the tag and stops Gail from entering the match. In the
meantime, Jackie and Roxxi pull ODB over to their side of the ring and Jackie is
beating down ODB. Jackie throws ODB across the ring by her hair. Jackie does it
again and ODB looks a little angry. ODB delivers a kick to Jackie’s back and
sends her into the ring post. ODB manages to tag in Gail as Jackie tags in
Roxxi. Gail is in the ring with both women, taking them both down but Roxxi
manages a shot to the back. Gail takes Roxxi down to the mat and goes for the
pin but Jackie enters the ring and breaks the count at two. ODB enters the ring
and sends Jackie down to the floor outside the ring. Gail goes up to the top
turnbuckle to deliver a dropkick to Roxxi in the ring, Roxxi pulls ODB in front
of her and Gail nails ODB with the dropkick. Jackie grabs ODB by the legs and
pulls her outside the ring as Roxxi goes for the cover inside the ring and gets
the three count.
Pride of Tennessee Miss Jacqueline
After the match, the audience sees a replay of the end of the
match. ODB is back in the ring with Gail and ODB is not happy. We have a shoving
match in the middle of the ring, which turns into an exchange of blows. The ref
hits the ring to try to stop the fight and then security enters the ring to
break them apart but security seems to have a problem controlling the two women.
Gail comes off the top turnbuckle and takes down ODB and two security guards on
the floor with a cross body block. The two women then fight their way toward the
Crystal is backstage with Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash and Christian
Cage. She says that the match for Destination X has been set.
It will be the Angle Alliance – Kurt Angle, AJ Styles and Tomko –
against Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash and Christian Cage. Christian Cage tells Crystal
that last week he was getting ready for his match with Samoa Joe against AJ
Styles and Tomko when he turned around and saw AJ Styles with a steel chair.
Christian says he doesn’t remember much after that but a couple of days later
he gets a phone call and that call was from Big Kev to tell him about the match
they have at Destination X. Christian says that at Destination X this unlikely
alliance ends the Angle Alliance. And if you don’t know, now you know.
Back from commercial break, another promo for Destination X.
Tenay tells the audience that JB has just sent word the
honeymoon is about to come to a close and naturally TNA has to have a camera
there. They go back to AJ’s room but AJ doesn’t invite his new Mrs. in.
He does tell her that if she really was his wife, every day would be a
honeymoon. This prompts Tenay to tell the audience it appears AJ’s new Mrs.
has fallen for him.
Kurt Angle from Pittsburgh, PA
TNA World Heavyweight Champion
Before Angle’s opponent is introduced, footage is shown
from last week after iMPACT went off the air. Angle reacted to AJ kissing his
wife by taking out the minister and delivering an upper cut to JB.
Booker T from Houston, TX
Tenay informs the audience Jim Cornette scheduled this match
to prevent Booker T from waiting in the shadows for Robert Roode to appear in
the iMPACT Zone.
Referee: Earl Hebner
The bell rings and Angle spends the first few minutes of the
match trying to avoid contact with Booker T. Booker finally locks up with Angle
and gets his down on the mat but Angle gets a foot on the bottom rope forcing
Booker to break the hold. The audience is chanting “Booker T” as Angle takes
Booker down by the hair. We have a few actual wrestling moves going on here with
Booker showing his skill in the art of wrestling. Booker sends Angle over the
top rope with a clothesline and we go to
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back from commercial break, both men are out on the floor.
Booker T rolls Angle back into the ring. Booker continues to work on Angle until
the ref makes him get off the ropes. Angle manages to take Booker down with a
clothesline and both men are down on the mat. Angle is back to his feet first
and he delivers a suplex and goes for the cover but can’t get the three count.
Angle delivers a European uppercut before going to work on Booker’s abdomen
with boots. Booker delivers a super kick to Angle’s jaw and Angle is down on
the canvas. Booker picks Angle up and delivers a leg lariat and Angle hits the
mat again. Booker goes for the cover and gets a two count before Angle gets a
shoulder up. Booker delivers a suplex and again goes for a cover and gets a two
count. Booker is now working on Angle’s left arm but Angle retaliates with
fists. Angle sends Booker into the ropes and delivers a belly-to-belly suplex as
Booker comes off the ropes. Angle has Booker in a waist lock. Booker delivers
elbows to get Angle to break the hold. Angle sends Booker through the ropes and
out onto the floor. Angle goes out after him. Angle picks up Booker and sends
him face first into the steel steps and we go to
THE MIDDLE OF THE MAIN EVENT
THE SECOND TIME
THAT’S THREE COMMERCIAL BREAKS
DURING A MATCH IN THIS
TNA BEATS WWE
MOST COMMERCIAL BREAKS DURING MATCHES!
Back from commercial break, both men are back in the ring as
Angle sends Booker to the mat with a body slam. Angle goes outside onto the ring
apron and climbs up to the top turnbuckle as Booker T struggles to get back to
his feet. Angle takes too long coming off the turnbuckle giving Booker time to
deliver a shot to Angle. Booker climbs up the ropes and takes Angle to the mat
with a superplex. Both men back to their feet as Angle sends Booker into the
ropes but Booker comes off the ropes with a shot that sends Angle back down to
the mat. Booker delivers a snap suplex and then a side slam. Booker is on his
feet, he picks Angle up but Angle delivers a fist to the midsection and then
comes off the ropes. Booker catches Angle coming off the ropes and drive him
back down with a spine buster. As Booker comes back at Angle, Angle tries for
the ankle lock but Booker breaks free and delivers a kick to Angle’s head. As
Booker comes off the ropes, Robert Roode appears on the ring apron. Booker T
goes after Roode forgetting all about Angle in the ring. Angle nails Booker in
the back and delivers an Olympic slam, going for the cover and getting the three
a lot of help from Robert Roode
After the match, Roode takes off his jacket and comes in to
beat on an already down on the mat Booker T. Angle joins in to assist Roode in
the beat down. The ref tries to get them out of the ring but he gets pushed
back. Christian Cage charges down the ramp and into the ring going after both
men in the ring. We have another two on one as Angle and Roode go after
Christian. Angle continues to work on Christian as Roode goes back after Booker.
Booker blocks the punch sent by Roode and delivers a fist of his own as Samoa
Joe hits the ring to assist Christian Cage. Booker sends Roode out to the floor
and sends him headfirst into the guardrail as Kevin Nash enters the ring. Booker
and Roode fight their way toward the back as Angle makes it out onto the
entrance ramp and Tomko appears. Nash asks for a microphone and asks Angle if he
is running his mouth. Nash then tells Angle that next week it’s Nash versus
Angle one on one in a match. Tomko appears to be holding Angle back from getting
back in the ring with Joe and Nash. Nice try, Tomko, but I don’t think Angle
would get back in the ring with either of these two men let alone both of them
in the ring at the same time.