February 28, 2008 – Recap by Sassy
The rumor mill tells me that Judas Mesias may be making his
way out of TNA and heading back to AAA in Mexico. It is reported that Mesias is not getting the kind of
contract or the amount of money that he needs to stay in the United States.
Along those lines, The Monster Abyss has not returned to the
ring since refusing to enter the ring against Big Poppa Pump Poppa Steiner a few
weeks ago. Rumor has it that Abyss will return to the TNA ring minus his mask
and will be billed under his real name, Chris Parks. If that is the case, and
Judas Mesias is out of the picture,
Father James Mitchell will be forced to find a new monster if
Judas Mesias is no longer with the company or he could fall back on Black Reign
and Rellik who seem presently to be having issues with Kaz and Showtime Eric
Young. Father Mitchell will have to have some way to get his revenge on his son
since he was black hole slammed at Against All Odds.
Another rumor indicates that TNA’s iMPACT program may not
be going live as soon as anticipated. It appears that live programming is up to
the network and Spike TV will be controlling when and where the live action
on iMPACT since Against All Odds
1. The Prince of Phenomenal AJ Styles and Tomko are still
TNA tag team champions and both have aligned themselves with the Angle Alliance
forcing The Instant Classic Christian Cage to align himself with Kevin Nash and
The Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe. Joe wants the TNA Heavyweight title,
Christian wants AJ and Tomko and Nash is siding with Joe.
2. Gail Kim and O.D.B. are having communications problems
after O.D.B’s match against Awesome Kong and her friend Raisha Saeed. After
last week, O.D.B. and Gail Kim may have their own feud going.
3. Kip James fired Roxxi Laveaux several weeks ago and
last week on iMPACT, he turned on an injured BG James officially ending the
Voodoo Kin Mafia partnership.
4. Curry Man and Shark Boy are communication problems –
the language kind.
5. Showtime Eric Young and Cowboy James Storm are still
feuding over the TNA Drinking Championship belt, but Rhino has reappeared to
take up his feud with Storm.
6. Robert Roode was going out of his way to avoid Booker
7. Team 3D was having a problem keeping their weight below
8. Black Machismo Jay Lethal and SoCal Val are now an
9. The X Division is back in business and Lethal has the
championship belt. Scott Steiner holds the Feast or Fired X Division and
Heavyweight title shots.
And, of course, we had AJ Styles and his new Mrs. on their
camera-ready honeymoon with the ever-curious JB tagging along. I’d like to add
more to this one but just having to watch it every week is more than enough for
any wrestling fan.
On to this week’s iMPACT –
on iMPACT – a honeymoon at Gatorland.
end of one partnership when Kip James turns on BG James and Bullet Bob
Armstrong, and the beginning of another partnerships as Big Poppa Pump Scott
Steiner congratulates Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams on his performance in the
Machismo Jay Lethal asks SoCal Val out on a date much to the apparent dismay of
The Guru Sonjay Dutt.
and Black Reign make mincemeat out of Kaz with Showtime Eric Young too afraid to
come to the ring to offer an assist.
failed weigh in as Brother Ray manages to make it in to the match and Devon goes
over the limit.
between knockouts as O.D.B. and Gail Kim brawl over their missed communication.
surprise return as Booker T faces Kurt Angle in the ring and is attacked by
Robert Roode, forcing The Instant Classic Christian Cage, followed my The Samoan
Submission Machine Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash, to come to Booker T’s aid.
Nash challenges Kurt Angle to a match on next week’s iMPACT.
Jeremy Borash is backstage with Kurt Angle while Kurt does
his workout. There is a knock on the door but Angle doesn’t answer the door.
Karen Angle appears and Angle wants to know what she wants. For a change, I
can’t hear what the Mrs. has to say! Oops, there comes the sound. She’s
looking for a marital reconciliation and apologizes and wants them to start
over. Angle says that the jealousy thing with her other husband didn’t work so
now she wants to come crawling back. Angle says that he is the boss and as long
as she lives by that standard there won’t be any problems. He says she can
live without her, she doesn’t think so, and he throws her out of the locker
room and goes back to his workout.
THIS BE THE END OF THE SOAP OPERA!
TO THE iMPACT ZONE!
is broadcast from Universal Studios, Orlando, FL
Ringside announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
Ring announcer: David Penzer
Ringside valet: SoCal Val
Backstage interviews: Crystal Loutham and Jeremy Borash
Mike Tenay informs the audience that the matches tonight are
Kong one on one against Angelina Love
World Drinking Championship
Eric Young squaring off against Cowboy James Storm
Brother Ray and Brother Devon must weigh in before their match against
Boy and Curry Man
Black Machismo Jay Lethal and The Guru Sonjay Dutt taking on
Poppa Pump Scott Steiner and Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams
Time Ever Match
Nash versus Kurt Angle
Booker T enters the arena dressed in his street clothes. As
he walks to the ring, Tenay describes a video replay of the feud between Booker
T and Robert Roode from Final Resolution through Against All Odds. At TNA’s
next pay per view, Destination X on March 9, it will be Booker T versus Robert
Booker T is in the ring with the mic and he tells the
audience that he is tired of all of the backstabbing and underhanded dealings
going on. Booker says he likes to do things face to face and he calls out Robert
Roode to come to the ring and take a BLEEP whippin’ right here tonight.
Payton Banks appears in the arena and heads to the ring. She
has a mic. Booker says she doesn’t look like Bobby Roode. Payton tells Booker
that Roode is not yet in the building. She says that he will be there soon but
he asked her to personally deliver a message from Roode and she slaps Booker T.
She starts screaming at Booker to hit her – be careful what you wish for,
Traci Brooks charges down the entrance ramp and slides into
the ring. She takes Payton down with a spear and it’s a catfight in the center
of the ring. Booker does not try to break it up choosing to cheer Traci on
instead. Security hits the ring to break up the battle.
The camera leaves the ring as Tenay tells the audience they
will see the efforts Team 3D have gone through this week in order to lose
weight. Brother Ray and Brother Devon are at Bill Wong’s Chinese Buffet and
Ray wants to go inside and eat but Devon stops him. Johnny Devine is filling his
plate up with desserts as Ray reads him the riot act for eating all the junk
food while Ray is trying to lose weight. Ray then catches Devon filling up his
plate with fattening entrees. Ray tells Devon if he can’t each chocolate cake
then Devon can’t eat ribs. Devon finds the salad and tells Ray that is what he
should be eating. Ray takes a bit out of a carrot and says that dieting sucks.
Back from commercial break, promo for TNA’s latest DVD,
JB is backstage with Scott Steiner, Petey Williams and Rhaka
Khan. JB asks about their match tonight. Petey says that thanks to Scott, he has
an X Division title shot against Black Machismo Jay Lethal at Destination X.
Petey thanks Scott. Scott says that it was a misunderstanding on Petey’s part
and he tells Petey that he will forget that he is a short squatty bastard from
Canada because Petey does have the heart of a lion and Scott likes that. Scott
says they have a match tonight against Lethal and Sonjay tonight and Petey had
better pass the test.
Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams from Winsdor, Ontario,
Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner from Detroit, MI
Accompanied to the ring by Rhaka Khan
Before Petey comes to the ring, he stops to pose and Scott
walks back up the entrance ramp to give Petey a few pointers. They walk down to
the ring together.
The Guru Sonjay Dutt from Bombay, India
As Sonjay enters the arena, he stops by to give SoCal Val a
kiss on the hand.
Black Machismo Jay Lethal from Elizabeth, NJ
TNA X Division Champion
Referee: Andrew Thomas
I’m sorry that Lethal and Sonjay are getting ready to
start a feud because I like them working together as a tag team but both of them
work so well as singles, it should be interesting.
The bell rings and Petey faces Sonjay in the ring. Sonjay
comes off the ropes and delivers a shoulder block but Petey doesn’t move.
Sonjay takes him down with an arm drag, a hurricanrana and then another arm
drag. Petey shows his use of feet and high kicks to take down Sonjay. Sonjay
responds by showing a high kick that drops Petey down to the mat. Petey rolls
out of the ring, tagging in Scott on his way. Scott delivers a blow to the back
of Sonjay as he enters the ring but Lethal comes through the ropes and practices
his lefts and rights on Scott’s face and jaw. Lethal performs a suicide dives
through the ropes, landing on his feet and taking down Petey. As Lethal falls to
the floor after the blow, Val is on hand to check on him with an angry Rhaka
looking on. Rhaka walks toward Val and follows her as Val backs up behind the
announcer’s table and toward the back.
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back from commercial break, Scott and Lethal are in the ring
with Scott delivering a chop to the chest that sends Lethal down to the canvas.
Scott picks up Lethal and drops him face first to the mat before sending Lethal
over the top rope with a clothesline. Scott distracts the referee and Sonjay
attempts to come through the rope and into the ring, but out on the floor Rhaka has Lethal by the hair. She slams
Lethal into the steel steps and then stops to fix her hair. Petey rolls Lethal
back inside the ring. Scott continues to work on Lethal by slamming his head
into the top turnbuckle and then delivering a belly-to-belly suplex. Scott goes
for the cover and then stops and yanks Lethal up off the mat. He then argues
with the ref and then makes the tag to Petey. Petey takes over where Scott left
off, but Lethal manages to break free and tags in Sonjay. Sonjay takes down
Petey and then delivers a dropkick to Scott as he comes through the ropes. Scott
goes out on the floor. Sonjay uses his fancy footwork to take down Petey and
then goes for the cover but Scott is back in the ring and he breaks up the
count. Lethal comes off the top turnbuckle to take Scott down with a flying
dropkick. As Scott gets back to his feet, Lethal delivers a kick to the jaw that
sends Scott through the ropes and out to the floor. Lethal goes back up to the
top turnbuckle to go after Scott but Petey is back to his feet and he shoves
Lethal, sending Lethal face first into the guardrail surrounding the audience.
Sonjay delivers a kick to the back of Petey’s head, Petey grabs the ref’s
shirt and hangs on, Sonjay goes back against the ropes and Scott nails him in
the back of the head with a briefcase. Petey delivers the Canadian destroyer,
goes for the pin and gets the three count.
Leaf Muscle Petey Williams
Poppa Pump Scott Steiner
Video replay of the end of the match before the camera pans
back to Petey, Scott and Rhaka celebrating their win in the ring.
Back to Team 3D on their quest for weight loss, Monday they
are taking the “final test” which is a bakery full of goodies. Ray says to
forget about the candy, forget about the caramel apples, he has found fudge! Ray
tries to leave the building with his mouth full of jawbreakers but he gets
Back from commercial break, promo for TNA’s pay per view
– Lockdown – live April 13, at the Tsongas Arena, Lowell, Massachusetts.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow through Ticketmaster. For more information, go to www.tnawrestling.com.
JB is backstage with Eric Young who is hiding, but not very well, from Rellik. JB reminds Eric about his match tonight against James Storm but Eric says he can’t worry about that, he has to worry about the monsters after what happened to Kaz last week on iMPACT. Kaz appears and Eric hugs him, remarking that Kaz is alive. Kaz has photos of “monsters” that he shows Eric. Kaz says that monsters are just alter egos but Eric reminds Kaz that the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, and the Gremlins are real. Kaz says that Rellik and Black Reign are just alter egos and that everyone has an alter ego inside them, even Eric.
Team 3D from New York City
Accompanied to the ring by Johnny Devine
Before their opponents are introduced, Ray and Devon are
again seen working on dieting on Wednesday. They are at a BBQ eatery and Devon
is going inside. Inside the gate they go but Ray talks Devon out of breaking
Curry Man from Japan
Shark Boy from The Deep Blue Sea
Referee: Slick Johnson
Poor Ray and Devon. Poor
Shark Boy if Ray and Devon figure out that fish is a low calorie dish! I’m not
too sure about Curry Man, but he may be in danger, too.
Referee Earl Hebner enters the ring with the scale to oversee
the weigh in of Team 3D. Brother Ray tells Hebner that he and Devon have been
dieting all week long. Devon gets on the scale and he doesn’t make the 275
mark. Ray says Hebner is lying because Devon has been on a diet all week. Ray
asks Devon if he has been sneaking behind his back. Brother Ray then gets on the
scale and he doesn’t make the 275 limit either. Ray and Devon are removing as
much clothing as possible – we hope – down to their underwear and Devon gets
on the scale, then Ray and neither of them can be in the match. Everyone leaves
Twinkies, HoHos & BBQ Ribs
JB is backstage with Angle’s Mrs. JB wants to know about
her marriage and she hugs JB. AJ wanders up and wants to know what JB did. JB
tells AJ that she has problems. He tells her that Angle loves her. He says that
he will talk to Angle.
Back in the ring, the referee is trying to raise the hands of
Shark Boy and Curry Man but Shark Boy isn’t having any of it. He grabs a mic
and we go to
Back from commercial break, Shark Boy says he didn’t come
out to the ring to get his hand raised, he came out to whip somebody’s bass.
He tells the audience if they would like to see him and Curry Man whip
somebody’s bass, to give him a Shell Yea. They do just that. Shark Boy says it
could be any two people, including Mike Tenay and Don West but the announcers
aren’t interest. Two people do respond to their request for opponents.
Didn’t I say something earlier about being careful what you wished for?
Curry Man from Japan
Shark Boy from The Deep Blue Sea
Black Reign from the Deepest Darkest Corners of his Mind
Accompanied to the ring by Misty or Marlene, the white
JUST WHEN I THOUGHT SOMEONE AT TNA DEVELOPED BRAIN CELLS
DECIDED TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR MISTY!
KEEP HER OUT OF HARMS WAY!
I’m not too sure Shark Boy and Curry Man will be able to
whip these two basses.
Black Reign sends Shark Boy out of the ring and Rellik and
Black Reign take down Curry Man. Shark Boy is back in the ring, working on the
two opponents but it doesn’t last long as a receives a big boot courtesy of
Rellik. Curry Man is now in charge and he goes after Rellik and Black Reign,
taking them both down to the mat. Curry Man delivers a cross body block to Black
Reign and goes for the cover but Brother Ray has appeared at ringside and has
the ref distracted. Devine slides into the ring behind the ref’s back with a
kendo stick and he nails Curry Man in the back. Devine slides back out of the
ring, Black Reign goes for the cover and gets a two count before Curry Man gets
a shoulder off the mat. Brothers Ray and Devon and Devine stay outside the ring
but as Curry Man is sent across the ring into the ropes, he slingshots over the
ropes and takes out Ray and Devon on the floor. Devine is on the ring apron with
his kendo stick, but Kaz appears to pull Devine down to the floor. Kaz grabs
darkness falls and nails Black Reign in the abdomen. Shark Boy delivers a
stunner, goes for the cover and gets the win.
With a little interference from Brother Ray, Brother Devon
and Johnny Devine
And a little help from Kaz
After the match, Rellik hits the ring and goes after Shark
Boy and Curry Man but Kaz is in the ring after Rellik. Ray and Devon are now in
the ring helping Rellik and Black Reign as Devine grabs a table from under the
ring and slides it into the ring. Ray and Devon set up the table and Eric is at
the top of the entrance ramp. He runs down the ramp and slides into the ring to
help Kaz, Shark Boy and Curry Man. Black Reign and Rellik look at Eric and he
bails out of the ring and runs back up the entrance ramp. Ray and Devon send Kaz
through the table.
Crystal is backstage with Robert Roode and she wants to tell
Roode something but he won’t shut up and let her talk. Roode tells Booker T
that he is here and tonight the running stops.
Back from commercial break, promo for TNA Live Events in
Aiken, SC, Salem, VA and Pikeville, KY. Visit www.tnawrestling.com
for more information on live events.
West introduces a video that contains the history of VKM, BG
James and Kip James. Actually it was a nice video from the first time BG James
appeared in the TNA ring until last week when BJ and Kip James parted ways. And
I think the video was longer than any match the audience has seen tonight.
Robert Roode and Payton Banks enter the arena, both dressed
in street clothes. Roode has a mic in hand – why not, everyone else in the
ring tonight has had a mic in their hand – and he calls out Booker T. Roode
has words with the audience while he’s trash talking Booker T.
Booker T is more than willing to charge down the ramp and
enter the ring and there is a brawl that starts in the ring and then goes to
outside the ring and then back into the ring. As Roode is almost down, Payton
enters the ring and Booker has her by the hair, the distraction giving Roode a
chance to deliver a DDT. Payton hands Roode handcuffs and he cuffs Booker to the
keeps coming up with the handcuff crap?
Traci Brooks enters the ring and spears Roode from behind and
throws off Payton but Payton gets Traci’s scarf and uses it to choke her. We
have another set of handcuffs for Traci. Security finally hits the ring but
Roode runs them off with his belt. TNA has brave security people, don’t they?
Security finally gets Roode and Payton out of the ring.
Back from commercial break, promo for Road to Lockdown with
TNA in Springfield, MO on March 19, Evansville, IN on March 20, and St. Louis,
MO on March 21, 2008. Does anyone else feel like this two-hour time slot
is one big commercial for other TNA events?
Tenay gives the audience a replay of what happened before
commercial break between Booker T, Robert Roode, Payton Bank and Traci Brooks.
Tenay reminds the audience that at Destination X it will be
an Elevation X match between The War Machine Rhino and Cowboy James Storm. Video
of the Elevation X ring.
Crystal is backstage with Cowboy James Storm and Miss
Jacqueline. Storm is upset because Jackie called for a ladder match against Eric
Young tonight and Storm has been out partying. Storm says he has had too much to
drink to worry about climbing a ladder. Jackie tells Storm that he has an
Elevation X match coming up and he can’t go into that match being afraid of
heights. Storm says he is not afraid of heights. Jackie tells him it’s okay to
be afraid. Eric is afraid of monsters and Storm is afraid of heights.
World Drinking Championship
The belt is hanging over the ring.
Cowboy James Storm from Lieper’s Fork, TN
Accompanied to the ring by The Pride of Tennessee Miss
Showtime Eric Young residing at an undisclosed location
TNA World Drinking Champion
Referees: Andrew Thomas
That bit before the intros was the most mic time Jackie has
had in a long time. I thought she had forgotten how to talk. Eric hits the floor
when the pyros go off. Storm goes up the entrance ramp after Eric but Eric gets
the jump on him and sends Storm into the guardrail and then takes the ladder
into the ring. Eric uses the ladder to baseball slide it into Storm but Storm
takes the ladder and nails Eric in the head. Storm removes the padding around
the outside of the ring and tries to deliver a suplex, but Eric manages the
suplex on Storm instead and we go to
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH
Back from commercial break and Eric has the ladder up in the
ring but Storm is back in the ring and he stops Eric from going up the ladder
after the belt. Storm grabs a second ladder and uses it as a battering ram
outside the ring, taking Eric down to the floor. Storm sets up a ladder between
the ring and the guardrail and tries to send Eric into the ladder but Eric
slides underneath. As Eric comes up, Storm hits the ladder and sends it into
Eric, sending him crashing down to the floor. Storm is back in the ring setting
the ladder up under the belt. Storm starts up the ladder, slowly, and then gets
back down on the mat as Jackie yells at him to climb. Eric is back up on the
ring apron and the two battle on the ring apron. Storm tries to suplex Eric onto
the ladder but Eric fights him off. Storm comes back with a super kick that
sends Eric down on the ladder outside the ring back first. Storm is again trying
to go up the ladder in the ring and Jackie is in the ring, helping him up the
ladder, but he can’t get past the second rung. Jackie climbs up the ladder on
the opposite side to show him that it isn’t scary and she grabs the belt,
hands it to Storm and the match is over.
TNA World Drinking Champion
With a lot of help from Jackie
After the match is over and Storm and Jackie are celebrating
in the ring, Rhino enters the ring on the opposite side. Rhino nails Storm with
a gore, holds up the Drinking Championship belt and he leaves the ring with the
Back from commercial break, promo for TNA’s next pay per
view, Destination X, live, Sunday, March 9, 2008. See your pay per view provider
JB is in the back with Kurt Angle. There is a knock on the
door and AJ Styles appears to talk to Angle about his marriage. AJ apologizes
for kissing Angle’s wife. AJ says he is there to talk about Angle’s Mrs.
Angle says that she cries all the time. AJ tells Angle he needs to treat his
wife with dignity and respect. Angle says that she’s a woman. Angle says he
understands that he has a thing for Angle’s wife and if he knew anything about
her, he would know she is a bitch. AJ tells Angle to take it back. Angle tells
AJ that he has a match tonight against Kevin Nash and AJ had better be ready to
help him out.
Angelina Love from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Accompanied to the ring by Velvet Sky
Before her opponent is introduced, video Roxxi Laveux earlier
today telling Angelina Love that she has had a premonition and that if Love gets
in the ring tonight, she will be hurt.
Awesome Kong residing in Japan, 6’1”, weighing 272 3/8
TNA Women’s Champion
Accompanied to the ring by Raisha Saeed
Referee: Rudy Charles
Before the match, video of Awesome Kong decimating the
women’s locker room on her way to the championship. Besides the constant
coming attractions promos, the audience seems to be an overabundance of
“previous” film clips.
The bell rings and Love tells the ref to check her for
foreign objects. Kong is not impressed. Love then asks the ref to check Kong.
The ref heads toward Kong and as the ref is checking Kong, Love comes across the
ring and nails King with a forearm. Love has Kong up against the ropes and
continues to pummel her with forearms while she has Kong against the ring post.
It doesn’t last long as Kong shoves Love backward into the ring. Love lands on
the mat but gets back to her feet and goes after Kong with forearms again. Kong
again shoves Love down to the canvas. Love is back on her feet and she delivers
a blow to Kong’s chest. Kong doesn’t flinch. Love comes off the ropes and
ducks under Kong’s waiting clothesline. Love comes off the opposite ropes and
slides under Kong. Love delivers a boot to Kong’s midsection and attempts to
face plant Kong, but Kong stops her. Love leaps at Kong and Kong catches her
then slams her into the ring post. Kong picks Love up and delivers a blow to the
chest. Kong picks her up again and Love fights back with fists to the abdomen
but Kong delivers a blow to Love’s back sending her down to the mat. Kong
picks Love up off the mat and slams her head first into the ring post, then
slams her down to the canvas. Kong applies a version of a camel clutch but
because she is digging at Love’s face, the ref makes her break the hold. Kong
gets up and argues with the ref before going back to Love. Kong slams love into
the ring post and then charges, but Love gets her boots up and has her legs
around Kong’s neck. She kicks Kong back toward the center of the ring and
comes back at Kong with chops to the chest. Love attempts to send Kong across
the ring but Kong doesn’t move, instead sending Love across the ring into a
ring post. Kong charges, Love slides out of the way and Kong goes chest first
into the corner post. Love delivers a knee to Kong’s midsection, then a high
kick to the head. Love delivers a jawbreaker before going outside on the ring
apron to climb to the top turnbuckle. Love leaps off the top turnbuckle and Kong
catches her in midair. Kong has Love over her shoulder but Love manages to slide
down Kong’s back. Kong delivers a spinning back fist that drops Love to the
mat. Kong delivers the implant buster, walks around the ring, picks up Love
again and delivers the awesome bomb, goes for the cover and gets the three
I have to admit that is the best action in the ring I have
seen from Angelina Love since she appeared at TNA. It would have been nice to
see her against someone closer to her own size, but she worked well against
Awesome Kong in this match.
After the match, Kong and Saeed celebrate in the ring as Sky
comes into the ring and she and the ref check on Love. O.D.B. appears at the top
of the entrance ramp with mic in hand. ODB tells Kong that in ten days they will
find out who is the knockout of all knockouts. As ODB trash talks Kong, Gail Kim
enters the ring behind Kong and goes after her. Gail comes off the ropes and
Kong knocks her down to the canvas. The ref is trying to get Kong to stop but as
she picks Gail up off the mat, ODB enters the ring and she goes after Kong. Kong
tosses ODB across the ring as Gail is getting back to her feet. ODB continues to
charge at Kong until Kong takes her down with a clothesline. As Kong sets up ODB
for the awesome bomb, Gail delivers a high kick that nails Kong. ODB and Gail
continue to trade punches on Kong and then they deliver a dropkick and a spear.
The try to send Kong over the top rope and they get the job done. Kong gets back
to her feet outside the ring and tries to get back inside but Saeed stops Kong
and gets her to back up the ramp. Gail and ODB face off in the center of the
ring and we have a little trash talking and then some shoving back and forth
until the ref gets in the middle.
Back from commercial break.
Kurt Angle from Pittsburgh, PA
Accompanied to the ring by AJ Styles & Tomko
Kevin Nash from Detroit, MI
Accompanied to the ring by Samoa Joe & Christian Cage
Referee: Earl Hebner
West and Tenay remind the audience that this is the first
time Angle and Nash will meet in the ring. Go, Nash, go! The live audience
appears to be pro Nash.
The bell rings and Angle has to enter the ring because he’s
been standing out on the floor. The two lock up and Nash pushes Angle back into
a ring post. The ref asks for a clean break and Nash delivers a clean break. AJ
hits the ring apron and Tomko gets up on the ring apron to give Angle advice.
The ref makes Tomko get off the ring apron and Angle and Nash meet again in the
center of the ring. Angle has Nash is a waist lock but Nash pushes Angle back
into the ring post. The ref again calls for a clean break but Nash turns and
takes a swing at Angle. Angle ducks under and goes across the ring out of
Nash’s reach. The ref gives Nash a talking to as AJ gets up on the ring apron
to provide a few words of encouragement to Angle. The ref makes AJ get off the
ring apron and Nash and Angle again face each other in the center of the ring.
There is a stare down before Nash delivers a right fist to Nash’s jaw. Nash
doesn’t move. Angle connects with another right and Nash shakes it off. Angle
throws another right and Nash blocks it. Nash delivers a right fist to Angle’s
forehead, sending Angle down to the canvas. Nash delivers elbows to the side of
Angles head, then knees to Angle’s abdomen. The ref tries to get Nash to break
it up but Tomko yells at the ref and the ref is now talking to Tomko outside the
ring. Nash releases Angle and then delivers another elbow to the side of the
head before picking Angle up and putting Angle over his shoulder. Angle breaks
free and slides behind Nash before going after Nash’s right knee with hard
kicks. Angle comes off the ropes and charges at Nash but Nash delivers a boot to
Angle’s face and Angle is again down on the mat. Angle gets back to his feet
and Nash delivers a clothesline that sends Angle over the top rope and down to
the floor in Joe and Christian territory. Joe stands over Angle doing a little
trash talking. Angle gets back to his feet and shoves Joe. Joe goes after Angle
but Angle runs around the side of the ring and Tomko meets Joe. Joe throws a
punch at Tomko, AJ tries to get involved, Christian comes around the side of the
ring and goes after AJ and the battle is on the floor. More referees come down
the ramp to deal with the brawl going on outside the ring. Hebner throws Joe out
of the ringside area and then throws everyone out except Nash and Angle and we
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
MAIN EVENT, NO LESS!
THREE IN A TWO-HOUR TIME SLOT!
ANY LUCK THERE WON’T BE ENOUGH TIME LEFT TO GET ANY MORE COMMERCIALS IN DURING
Back from commercial break, Nash and Angle are back in the
ring as Nash attempts to deliver a boot to the face of Angle. Angle gets out of
the way and Nash gets his leg hung up on the top rope. Angle takes the
opportunity to deliver kicks to Nash’s left knee. The ref is trying to break
it up and Nash manages to get his right leg off the ropes. Angle goes down to
the mat and delivers a hard forearm to the back of Nash’s left leg sending
Nash down to the canvas. Angle
continues to work on Nash’s knee. Angle has Nash in a figure four-leg lock.
Nash tries to turn Angle over but he can’t get the job done. Nash tries again
but he still can’t get Angle turned over. Once again Nash tries but he still
can’t get it done. Nash finally gets Angle turned over and Angle is trying to
get to the ropes. Angle does grab the bottom rope and Nash has to break the
hold. Angle goes after Nash but Nash manages to power slam Angle down to the
mat. Nash is back to his feet and as Angle charges, Nash delivers a fist to
Angle’s forehead, sending Angle down to the mat. Angle gets and Nash continues
to take him down with blows to the forehead. Angle gets back to his feet and
delivers a boot to the midsection then comes off the ropes but Nash catches him
and takes him to the mat with a side slam. Nash goes for the cover and gets a
two count before Angle kicks out. Both men are back to their feet. Nash delivers
a knee to Angle’s abdomen and takes Angle up for the jackknife power bomb but
Angle manages to switch it around and takes Nash down to the mat. Angle sets
Nash up for the ankle lock and he has it locked in. Nash manages to roll over on
his back and kick Angle back across the ring. Both men back to their feet and
Angle charges at Nash but Nash sidesteps Angle and Angle goes shoulder first
into the ring post, through the ropes and down to the floor. Angle is holding
his head and West and Tenay come to the conclusion that Nash hit his head on the
ring post. Angle’s Mrs. comes running down the entrance ramp to check on
Angle. She tries to stop Angle from getting back in the ring and Angle shoves
her down on the floor. Nash is now out of the ring and he delivers a knee to
Angle’s abdomen then rolls him back into the ring. As Nash gets back into the
ring, Angle delivers a kick to the abdomen and then fists to the side of
Nash’s head. Outside the ring, JB has appeared to check on Angle’s Mrs. The
camera is again outside the ring and AJ has appeared to check on Angle’s Mrs.
THE CAMERA IN THE RING!
IS AS BAD AS A COMMERCIAL BREAK!
The ref sees AJ out on the floor and he bails out of the ring
to remind AJ that he was banned from ringside. Back to the ring and Angle comes
off the ropes to meet Nash’s knee. Nash delivers a jackknife power bomb but
there is no ref in the ring. Nash goes for the cover and the audience counts to
ten and the ref is still out on the floor. Nash is back to his feet and sees the
ref and AJ arguing outside the ring. Angle delivers a low blow, an Olympic slam
and, of course the ref will come back in the ring in time to deliver a three
May I just say – that was a terrible ending to this match.
I don’t know why Nash bothered to get in the ring. Kevin Nash is finally in
the ring doing what he does best and we are stuck watching the crap outside the
ring instead of Nash in the ring.
Winner and Joke of the Week
With help from anyone and everyone including the referee
Angle STILL hasn’t won a match on his own!
After the match, if anyone care, AJ carries Angle’s Mrs. up
the entrance ramp – he couldn’t have done that THREE MINUTES AGO? Angle
celebrates in the ring with his title belt and Tenay and West can’t shut up
about Angle not even being aware of what is going on with his wife and AJ.
That’s it for now folks and as far as this fan is
concerned, the last match should have been cut out of the show before it aired.