March 6, 2008 – recap by Sassy
Destination X, the TNA’s March pay per view debuts this
Sunday, March 9. Contact your pay per view provider for information on
purchasing the show. This writer will be purchasing the pay per view, but not
this Sunday. I will be watching Destination X later on in the week and will
provide a play-by-play review of the event at that time.
The Destination X Pay Per View Card
Tag Team Match
The Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe & Kevin Nash
The Angle Alliance
Elevation X Match
Cowboy James Storm with The Pride of Tennessee Miss
Robert Roode with Payton Banks
X Division Championship Match
Black Machismo Jay Lethal
Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams
TNA Women’s Championship Match
Awesome Kong with Raisha Saeed
Last week on iMPACT –
Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams and Big Poppa Pump Scott
Steiner defeated The Guru Sonjay Dutt and Black Machismo Jay Lethal in tag team
Brother Ray and Brother Devon of Team 3D couldn’t make
the weigh in for their tag team match so their opponents, Curry Man and Shark
Boy took on Black Reign and Rellik. Shark Boy and Curry Man won the match in
spite of interference from Team 3D and Johnny Devine and with a little help from
Showtime Eric Young and Cowboy James Storm faced each
other in a Ladder Match for the TNA World Drinking Championship. Miss Jacqueline
climbed the ladder to retrieve the belt when it was discovered that Storm was
afraid of heights. Rhino appeared to deliver a gore to Storm and left the ring
with the title belt.
Robert Roode and Payton Banks went after Booker T and
Traci Brooks, handcuffing them to the ring ropes.
Angelina Love faced Awesome Kong in a one on one match.
Awesome Kong won the match and it is being reported that Love suffered a
concussion and a broken finger. Gail Kim also suffered a concussion during a
match against Awesome Kong.
NOTE: I’m not saying anything negative about Kong in her
matches. I am saying that someone needs to rethink these matches are being
Kurt Angle faced Kevin Nash. The Prince of Phenomenal AJ
Styles and Tomko accompanied Angle to the ring. The Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe and The Instant
Classic Christian Cage accompanied Kevin Nash. AJ, Tomko, Joe and Christian were
thrown out of the arena by the ref. Angle won the match after a low blow to Nash
as the ref stepped outside the ring in an attempt to remove AJ from ringside. AJ
had appeared and JB had reappeared at ringside to assist Angle’s Mrs. who got
her butt knocked to the floor. Finally.
And throughout the entire two-hour show, the saga of the
Angle family continued. Enough said.
Internet rumors indicate that after last week’s
women’s match, the iMPACT television ratings indicate the television viewers
turned off their sets.
I understand, TNA fans, I understand.
We can only hope that TNA’s booking department
And now on to this week’s show…
Previously on iMPACT, Robert Roode calls out Booker T and
calls Sharmell names. Showtime Eric Young comes running to the ring to assist
Shark Boy and Curry Man until he find himself face to face in the ring with
Black Reign and Rellik. Eric heads for the high country, which, in this case, is
up the entrance ramp and out of the arena. Cowboy James Storm is attacked by The
War Machine Rhino who takes the TNA World Drinking Championship belt and leaves
the arena. O.D.B. and Gail Kim take on Awesome Kong after her match against
Angelina Love. The Angle family saga recap.
FOR THE EDGE”
Kurt Angle is backstage with Jeremy Borash, AJ and Tomko.
Angle tells AJ and Tomko that all they have to do is win two out of the three
matches they have tonight to get the advantage at Destination X. AJ wants to
know where Angle’s Mrs. is since she didn’t come in with Angle. Angle is
angry because AJ isn’t thinking about his matches. AJ is thinking about Karen.
AJ says he was just wondering how she was doing because he tried to call her and
Tomko and JB have to cover their faces. Angle wants to know why AJ is calling
his wife. AJ says that according to Karen, she is married to both of them. Angle
tells AJ to shut up and take the stupid crown off his head. AJ says Karen gave
him the crown – she isn’t even in the ARENA! Can we talk about the
MATCHES??? – and Angle tells AJ to forget about his wife and take the stupid
crown off his head. Angle reminds AJ he has a match tonight with Kevin Nash in a
street fight. Angle tells AJ to clip Nash in the legs and he will win the match.
Tomko has a first blood match against Samoa Joe. Angle tells Tomko is to make
Joe bleed and make him bleed hard. Angle has a match facing Christian Cage in
the six sides of steel. Angle
is broadcast from Universal Studios, Orlando, FL
announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
Ring announcer: David Penzer
Ringside valet: SoCal Val
Backstage interviews: Jeremy Borash and Crystal Loutham
TO THE iMPACT ZONE!
Mike Tenay reminds the audience that this Sunday it will be
the Angle Alliance, Kurt Angle, AJ Styles and Tomko, going up against the
unlikely alliance, Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash and Christian Cage.
Don West informs the audience that tonight it will be Kevin
Nash versus AJ Styles in a Street Fight; Samoa Joe versus Tomko in a First Blood
Match; and Kurt Angle versus Christian Cage in Six Sides of Steel.
Jim Cornette and Matt Morgan are in the ring. Cornette is
talking about the Destination X pay per view this Sunday.
Elevation X Match
The War Machine Rhino vs. Cowboy James Storm
The TNA Women’s and X Division Championships will be
Robert Roode takes on Booker T in a very special match that
Cornette says he will talk about shortly. Tonight in the iMPACT Zone, the teams
for Sunday night’s six man tag team main event will compete in three separate
Street Fight: Kevin Nash vs. AJ Styles; First Blood: Samoa
Joe vs. Tomko; and Main Event Match: Kurt Angle and Christian Cage inside the
six sides of steel. All three matches must have a winner and the team who has
won the most matches will go into the match Sunday night with an advantage. The
team that loses the most matches tonight will go into the tag team match with a
Booker T will face Robert Roode Sunday night and the special
stipulations for that match will be explained by Booker T who then enters the
ring. As Booker makes his way to the ring, Tenay introduces a video of the
attack on Booker and Traci Brooks last week. Roode and Booker will be joined
left hand to left hand with a 10-foot leather strap. Traci Brooks will be in
Booker T’s corner, Payton Banks will be in Roode’s corner. If Roode wins,
Payton will be able to give Traci 10 lashes with the leather strap bur if Booker
wins, then Traci will be able to give Payton 10 lashes. Booker takes the mic but
Roode appears to yell at Cornette and Booker T. The audience is loudly chanting
“you suck” and Roode has a problem being heard. Roode says he does not want
to put a woman like Payton Banks in harm’s way. Then Roode says it’s against
his moral fiber and I got Jose Cuervo all over my computer screen! Does Roode
keep his moral fiber in that yellow streak up his back?
Roode says it is between the two of them and Roode tells Booker to stop
hiding behind his skanks and for once in his life to be a man and fight his own
battles. Booker says they don’t have to wait and he goes up the entrance ramp
with Roode there to meet him. Security and Matt break the two up but they go
right back at it. You’ll notice TNA Security is less hesitant to get involved
when Matt Morgan is helping them out.
Crystal is backstage with Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash and Christian
Cage. She asks them about the matches they have tonight. Joe says that the Angle
Alliance is in their sites and tonight the three of them get an advantage. Joe
tells Tomko he will bleed. Christian says that the three of them have come to an
understanding and they all understand business. Christian says that tonight they
will pick the Angle Alliance apart one by one and Christian will take Angle
apart in their six sides of steel match. Nash asks AJ “whatcha gonna do,
whatcha gonna do when the Kevster and his seventeen time surgically repaired
knees comes down on you?”
Back from commercial break, promo for the Elevation X match
scheduled for Destination X, live this Sunday, on pay per view.
The Prince of Phenomenal AJ Styles from Gainesville, GA
One half of the TNA Tag Team Champions
Big Sexy Kevin Nash from Detroit, MI
Referee: Earl Hebner
I don’t care how bad Nash’s knees may be, he has a
tremendous amount of height and weight advantage over AJ which may come in handy
in a street fight. Nash has on a shirt that says “The Big Sexy Tour 2008”.
Nash takes his time getting to the ring, stopping to greet fans on his way.
AJ goes right after Nash but Nash fights back and sends AJ
down to the match and scrambling with his back to the ropes. He dives for
Nash’s leg but Nash steps out of the way and goes after AJ again. AJ lands out
on the floor. Nash goes out after AJ and sends him head first into the guardrail
surrounding the audience. AJ comes back with a punch that sends Nash back toward
the side of the ring. AJ goes over the guardrail into the crowd area. Nash
catches him with a fist to the head and then goes after him. Nash picks Angle up
and sends him into the wall around the second tier of the audience and continues
to pummel him and we go to
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back from commercial break, both men are back in the ring
with Nash down on one knee. AJ is going after Nash’s left knee as Tenay shows
us what went on during the commercial break and we get ANOTHER commercial as we
are told who is sponsoring the replay – give me a break! AJ comes off the top
rope and delivers an elbow to Nash sending him down to the floor. Back to the
ring, nope, back to the replay, AJ slams Nash’s skull into the steel steps
outside the ring. Now back in the ring, Nash is back on his feet and he delivers
fists to AJ’s head before AJ nails Nash in the midsection. AJ comes off the
ropes and gets caught in a side slam. Nash goes for the cover and gets a two
count. Nash has the upper hand and he has AJ up against the ropes. Nash attempts
the jackknife power bomb but he doesn’t get AJ high enough off the ground. AJ
goes for the knees, Nash delivers a choke slam, goes for the cover and gets the
Sexy Kevin Nash
Nash has trouble getting back to his feet in the ring as he
is favoring his left leg.
Crystal is backstage with the alter ego of Dustin Rhodes,
Black Reign. Crystal complains about being around Black Reign and Misty Black
Reign asks Eric Young if he is scared of monsters and Black Reign says that he
likes to torture people and that Kaz dyed Black Reign’s Artic fox, Misty, and
he will never forgive him for that. Black Reign tells Kaz that if he makes it to
Destination X, Black Reign will eat his face off. Okay, then.
Back from commercial break, promo for TNA Global iMPACT Japan
DVD available now.
Crystal is backstage with Black Machismo Jay Lethal and SoCal
Val. Crystal reminds Lethal about
his match at Destination X against Petey Williams and the Destination X Battle
Royal tonight. Crystal wants to know when Machismo’s date is going to be with
SoCal Val. Lethal says that it’s business first and then at Destination X he
will beat Petey Williams and then he will get with SoCal Val. Lethal walks out
of the area and SoCal Val said that he said something about next week and she
Awesome Kong will be in action tonight and there will be a
battle royal. Tenay says he has heard there is something going on in the back.
Payton Banks and Traci Brooks are battling it out in the backstage area. Payton
tries to run, but the door she goes for is locked and Traci uses the door to
pound Payton’s head. Payton makes it out the other door and Traci is right
Tenay tells us that JB is backstage with Eric Young. Eric is
hiding from the monsters JB tells Eric that he has other things to worry about,
like the battle royal tonight and the match he has with Kaz as his partner
against Black Reign and Rellik at Destination X. JB tells Eric to do what Kaz
told him to do, to reach down deep inside and pull it out of yourself and Eric
asks JB if he’s been talking to the monsters and if that is going to be their
strategy – to give him wedgies. JB
tells him no, he has to reach down deep inside himself and Eric says that he
understands, that he is supposed to give himself a wedgie. JB says that inside
everyone there is an alter ego and that he needs to reach down and find it. I
just had the most horrible vision of what Eric might look like at the pay per
X Over the Top Battle Royal
The winner of this match gets to pick a special
stipulation for their match at Destination X.
Motor City Machineguns
Rock ‘n Rave Infection
Accompanied to the ring by Christy Hemme
Black Machismo Jay Lethal
Latin American Exchange
Accompanied to the ring by Salinas
Showtime Eric Young
Tenay says more introductions and the battle royal after the
Commercial break – at least the match hadn’t started
Back from commercial break.
Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams, already in the ring
Curry Man, already in the ring
Shark Boy, already in the ring
Accompanied to the ring by Johnny Devine
Referees: Earl Hebner & Slick Johnson
Tenay and West remind the audience that Team 3D has had a
problem keeping their weight at 275 pounds or below. Earl Hebner appears with
the scale to weigh in Brother Ray and Brother Devon. Ray has the mic and says
that will not only make their weight, they will win the battle royal. Devon goes
first and he does not make the weight. Ray goes next, with comforting words from
Devine, and Ray does not make the weight. Ray takes the mic and says he
doesn’t want to be in the stupid match anyway and that they can’t make their
weight because muscle weighs more than fat.
The bell rings and it’s a free for all.
The Guru Sonjay Dutt comes down the entrance ramp collecting
donations from the audience. As the camera pans over the ring action, it pans
back to Sonjay who is kissing SoCal Val’s hand.
IF YOU HAVE TO HAVE A LOVE STORY ON THE SIDE
IT WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE MATCH???
Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner and his freak, Rhaka Khan,
appear at the top of the entrance ramp and head toward the ring.
In the ring, Hernandez stands out among all the wrestlers in
the ring. Rellik is trying to get Lethal over the top rope but Lethal is hanging
on. Shelley sends Homicide over the top rope but Homicide lands on the ring
apron, Shelley drops to his knees, Sabin comes across the ring, onto Shelley’s
back and delivers a dropkick that sends Homicide down to the floor.
ELIMINATED – Homicide by Chris Sabin
Rellik is still working on Lethal who is hanging on for all
he’s worth. Shelley goes out on the ring apron to deliver a kick to Rave.
Hernandez sees Shelley, delivers a blow to the side of Shelley’s head and
sends him out, ribs first, into the guardrail.
ELIMINATED – Alex Shelley by Hernandez
ELIMATED – Chris Sabin by Hernandez
Hernandez goes after Lance, Lance sends Hernandez over the
top rope and to the ring apron. Petey comes across the ring and delivers a kick
to Hernandez, but Hernandez hangs onto the top rope with one hand. Scott Steiner
appears and grabs Hernandez by the leg pulling him down to the floor.
ELIMINATED – Hernandez by Scott Steiner who wasn’t
even in the match!
Hebner did not see what happened because Rhaka had him
distracted. Selenas, however, did see what happened and she faces Scott outside
the ring but then walks around to the side of the ring to check on Hernandez.
Petey and Eric are trying to take each other out of the action. Tenay informs
the audience that Rellik went out of the ring but he landed on the ring apron,
his feet did not touch the floor and he is still in the match. Petey throws Eric
over the top rope but Eric hangs on to the top rope, tries to pull himself back
up, Petey tries to stop him, Eric has Petey in a leg scissors but outside the
ring Scott comes to Petey’s aid. While Rhaka again distracts Hebner, Scott
tries to pry Petey loose from Eric’s hold and pull Eric down to the floor, but
Slick Johnson sees what is going on and he runs around to that side of the ring.
Johnson throws Scott out of the arena as Eric again tries to pull himself up
over the top rope and back into the ring. Petey comes across the ring and
delivers a dropkick that sends Eric out to the floor.
ELIMINIATED – Showtime Eric Young by Maple Leaf Muscle
Back in the ring, Curry Man and Shark Boy are working
together to take out Lance. They deliver several shots and when Lance lands with
his back to the ropes, they deliver a double clothesline that sends Lance over
the top rope and down to the floor.
ELIMINATED – Lance Hoyt by Curry Man & Shark Boy
Back in the ring, Rellik is working on Shark Boy and Black
Reign is working on Curry Man. Petey, Rave and Lethal are still in the match
meaning that several wrestler were sent over the top rope and we missed it.
Rellik picks up Shark Boy, holds him over his head and then tosses him over the
top rope and onto Lance Hoyt who is just getting up off the floor.
ELIMINATED – Shark Boy by Rellik
Petey is working on Lethal as Black Reign and Rellik work
together to eliminate Curry Man. Lethal grabs Black Reign and sends him over to
ELIMINATED – Black Reign by Black Machismo Jay Lethal
Lethal is now facing off with Petey as Rellik continues to
work on Curry Man. Petey delivers the Canadian destroyer and tosses Lethal over
the top rope sending Lethal into the guardrail.
ELIMINATED – Black Machismo Jay Lethal by Maple Leaf
Muscle Petey Williams
In the ring, Petey goes to work on Rave while Curry Man and
Rellik are on opposite sides of the ring. Petey charges at Rave, Curry Man
catches Petey and sends him over the top rope.
ELIMINATED – Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams by Curry
Rellik goes to work on Curry Man and Rave in the ring.
Rellick picks Rave up but Rave breaks free, Curry Man goes after Rellik,
delivering a right hand to the jaw, Rave delivers a punch and the two men use
Rellik as a punching bag, but Rellik is still standing.
They send him across the ring and deliver dropkicks to send him down to
the canvas. Rave and Curry Man then go after each other. Curry Man picks up
Rave, has him in the spice rack and tosses him over the top rope and down to the
ELIMINATED – Jimmy Rave by Curry Man
Rellik attacks Curry Man from behind as the crowd chants for
Curry Man. Rellik tries to send Curry Man across the ring and over the ropes but
Curry Man hangs on. Rellik sends Curry Man back across the ring and he goes down
to the floor, but he lands feet first on Jimmy Rave who is still down outside
the ring. Curry Man’s feet don’t touch the floor and he climbs back into the
ring. Rellik thinks he has won the match and has his back turned to Curry Man.
Curry Man delivers a jawbreaker, charges across the ring, delivers a lariat and
sends Rellik down to the floor.
ELIMINATED – Rellik by Curry Man
Who will get to name the stipulation for his match with Shark
Boy against Brother Ray and Brother Devon of Team 3D at Destination X.
After the match, Curry Man asks for a mic. Tenay wants to
know if Curry Man speaks English. He doesn’t seem to and Shark Boy enters the
ring to tell Curry Man that no one can understand him anyway. Shark Boy says
that the stipulation in their match against Team 3D the stipulation will be that
if Team 3D loses the match or fails to make the weigh in before the match, Team
3D is gone from TNA for good. Shark Boy asks for a “shell yeah!” which the
audience does. Shark Boy says that if Team 3D manages to make the weigh in, it
will be a Fish Market Street Fight.
Tag team match at Destination X
Fish Market Street Fight
Curry Man and Shark Boy vs. Brother Ray and Brother Devon,
JB is backstage with Angelina Love and Velvet Sky. Roxxi
Laveaux is wandering around behind them as Love tries to get her over to the mic.
Love says that Roxxi was correct last week when she said that Love would be
injured in her match against Awesome Kong. Love and Sky want to apologize to
Roxxi for making fun of her when she made her prediction. Love says that next
week on iMPACT, Love and Sky are going to give Roxxi a makeover free of charge.
Love says they will make her one of the beautiful people.
Tomko from Jacksonville, FL
One half of the TNA Tag Team Champions
The Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe from American
Referee: Rudy Charles
Tomko may be a big man but Joe can be an extreme brawler.
I’m not sure Tomko can do that on his own.
Before the match begins we go to
Back from commercial break, the bell rings and Tomko bails
out of the ring with Joe going out of the ring after him. Tomko is at the
announcer’s table but Joe catches up with him and slams his head on the table
then grabs the bell hammer and goes after Tomko, but Tomko catches Joe’s arm.
Tomko delivers a knee to Joe’s abdomen and Tomko has the hammer. He takes a
swing at Joe, but Joe ducks out of the way and slams Tomko face first into the
ring apron. Joe sends Tomko face first into the steel post. The ref goes to
check on Tomko but there is no bleeding and Joe goes after Tomko with a fist to
the head and then a head butt. Joe slams Tomko into the steel steps. The ref
again checks on Tomko, there is no blood, Joe grabs Tomko but Tomko sends a fist
into Joe’s midsection. Tomko picks up Joe and body slams him onto the entrance
ramp. Tomko grabs and chair and goes after Joe, but Joe rolls out of the way and
the chair connects with the ramp. Joe is back to his feet and he delivers a boot
to Tomko’s gut then delivers a pile driver and the ref is again checking on
Tomko. The pile driver didn’t appear to be quite right and Tomko is not
bleeding. Joe goes back after Tomko. Tomko staggers toward the ring and Joe
rolls Tomko into the ring and then follows him in. Tomko is holding his head and
the ref is again checking on Tomko as Joe goes after him. Tomko comes up with a
clothesline that sends Joe down to the mat. Tomko goes to work on Joe’s
forehead with a flurry of fists. Joe is down against the ring post as Tomko
showboats for the crowd. Tomko goes back after Joe, this time working on Joe’s
neck before again going after him with fists to the forehead. Joe gets back to
his feet and goes nails Tomko with a fist then goes across the ring to the
ropes. Joe comes off the ropes and meets Tomko’s boot, sending Jo back down to
the mat. Tomko gets out of the ring and grabs a chair before heading back to the
ring. Tomko slides in the chair and gets back in the ring, grabbing the chair
and setting it up between the ropes. Tomko sends Joe across the ring toward the
chair but Joe gets his hands up and stops himself. Joe turns around and goes
after Tomko with fists to the face and head and then a high knee before sending
Tomko across the ring into the chair. Tomko goes down to the mat and covers his
head as the ref tries to check. Joe has the chair in his hand as the ref signals
there is no blood. Tomko gets a knee up to slow Joe down. Tomko comes off the
ropes and Joe throws the chair at him. Tomko catches the chair and Joe comes up
with a kick that sends the chair into Tomoko’s head. Tomko is down on the mat
but Joe is down on the mat holding his right knee. Tomko is still not bleeding
and he now has the chair. Both men are back to their feet, Tomko picks up the
chair and nails Joe but Joe gets a arm up and the chair misses his head. Joe is
back down on the mat and Tomko still has the chair. As Joe is getting back to
his feet, Tomko is across the ring waiting. Tomko tries to deliver a boot but
Joe sidesteps it. Joe has Tomko in the rear naked choke. Tomko taps the mat and
the ref signals to ring the bell. As Tomko and the ref get out of the ring, the
ref raises Tomko’s hand. Joe can’t believe it but the ref tells him to look
at his right arm. Joe’s arm is bleeding.
Promo for the Elevation X match between The War Machine Rhino
and Cowboy James Storm scheduled for Destination X this Sunday on pay per view.
Back from commercial break, promo for the Road to Lockdown (TNA’s
NEXT pay per view) with live events at Springfield, MO on March 19, Evansville,
IN on March 20, and St. Louis, MO, March 21, 2008.
Tenay informs the audience that they will be seeing BG James
and Kip James as they have never been seen before
Kip and BG talk about how they got together in the first
place. Kip says that he was the most dedicated guy and BG was always great in
the mic. BG says they always got along in the beginning even though there were
omens in the beginning that they might not get along
To Be Continued…
West says that it is always great to see the personal side of
superstars so I assume that this is what Rough Cut is all about. Tenay says that
next week they will go behind the scenes with Kip and BG James on Rough Cut.
JB is backstage with Father James Mitchell and his son, Judas
Mesias. JB asks if Mitchell knows where The Monster Abyss might be. Mitchell
says that he is there to tell the masses that they are never to doubt him again.
He did exactly what he said he was going to do. Mitchell says his number one
son, Judas Mesias, did exactly what he promised Mitchell he would do and Abyss
is no more. Mitchell says that in a fit of shame, Abyss removed his mask and
walked off into the darkness with his tail between his legs and now the
nightmare is over and Abyss, Chris, can join his mother in the loony bin.
Mitchell says that they now turn to Rhino who Mitchell calls Wino. Mitchell says
that Rhino never listened to Mitchell years ago when they were on speaking terms
and Mitchell told him the key was indulgence, not compulsion. Mitchell says he
has directed Judas Mesias to drink Rhino’s blood tonight in the ring.
The War Machine Rhino from Detroit, MI
Rhino comes to the ring with the TNA Drinking Championship
belt he took from Cowboy James Storm. Before his opponent is introduced, Rhino
has the mic and he tells Storm the belt is garbage and he beats the belt against
the ring post, breaking it apart. He tells Storm that he will see him at
Destination X and we go to
Back from commercial break.
Judas Mesias from The Depths of Hell
Accompanied to the ring by Father James Mitchell
Referee: Slick Johnson
Judas enters the arena with the mask he has been wearing but
takes if off before he enters the ring. Tenay gives the audience a replay of
Abyss leaving the arena three weeks ago. Tenay says that no one has heard from
The bell rings and the two men circle around the ring before
approaching each other. Rhino delivers a knee to the abdomen and has Judas in a
headlock. Judas sends Rhino into the ropes. Rhino comes off the ropes with a
shoulder block that sends Judas down to the mat. Rhino comes off the ropes again
and goes over Judas, goes across to the opposite ropes, comes off the ropes and
blocks Judas. Judas delivers a hand to Rhino’s throat. Judas comes off the
ropes but Rhino sends him over the top rope and down to the floor. Rhino comes
out after Judas, delivering a fist to the head before sending him back first
into the guardrail. Judas goes after Rhino, raking his nails down Rhino’s
back. Rhino turns and Judas attacks him with fists to the forehead. Rhino fights
back and sends Judas head first into the top of the guardrail. Rhino continues
to work on Judas with fists and again sends him back first into the guardrail.
Judas gets back to his feet and when Rhino comes after him, he gouges Rhino’s
eyes. Judas rolls Rhino back into the ring and goes in after him. Rhino comes up
with a chop to the chest and a fist to the jaw. Rhino sends Judas into the
opposite ring post and charges at him but Judas brings up a boot and catches
Rhino in the head. Judas goes after Rhino and delivers a blow that sends Rhino
down to the mat. Judas goes down to the mat and begins to pummel Rhino with
fists to the face and head. Judas picks Rhino up but this time Rhino rakes Judas
and sends him across the ring. Judas gets the switch and sends Rhino into the
ring post. Rhino hits the post hard and is down on the mat. Judas picks Rhino up
and sends him backward onto the mat. Judas goes for the pin and gets a two count
before Rhino gets a shoulder off the mat. Judas delivers a boot to the abdomen
and face plants Rhino on the canvas. Judas stops to get the crowd’s approval
before going out onto the ring apron and talking to Mitchell who is at ringside.
Judas climbs up to the top turnbuckle and flies off but Rhino rolls out of the
way and Judas meets the mat face first. Rhino is up in the corner waiting for
Judas to get back to his feet, delivers a gore, goes for the cover and gets the
War Machine Rhino
After the match, as Rhino celebrates in the ring, Storm
appears behind Rhino with Miss Jacqueline outside on the floor. As Rhino turns
around, Storm delivers a boot to the face before getting down and screaming at
Rhino. Jackie picks up the demolished belt from the ring apron and shows it to
Crystal is backstage with Awesome Kong and Raisha Saeed.
Raisha says that Kong does not wish to speak, but Raisha knows what Kong has to
say. Kong says that she is very sorry about what will happen to Selenas. She
says Kong does not know her but she must destroy her. Kong seeks peace until the
monster is agitated and then she will destroy everything in sight. Raisha then
addresses O.D.B. and Gail Kim. Both of them have committed a terrible mistake
and an act of war. Homicide and Hernandez appear. Homicide attempts to flirt, I
think, with Raisha and Kong grabs him by the throat but Hernandez gets in the
middle. Hernandez and Kong stand eye to eye and I’m NOT kidding! Security
again appears to break up the impending battle between the two.
Back from commercial break, promo for Destination X pay per
view this Sunday.
Representing the Latin American Exchange
Awesome Kong residing in Tokyo, Japan, 6’1”, 272 3/8
TNA Women’s Champion
Accompanied to the ring by Raisha Saeed
Referee: Slick Johnson
The bell rings and Selenas gives Kong a little trash talking
before going after her legs with kicks. Kong immediately goes after Selenas with
fists and takes her down to the mat using a boot to hold her down. Kong picks
Selenas up off the mat and tosses her back down to the canvas. Again Kong picks
Selenas up and sends her across the ring and down to the mat. Selenas comes back
with forearms to the jaw and kicks to the legs. Selenas comes off the ropes,
Kong stops her and delivers a spinning back fist. She picks up Selenas and
delivers the awesome bomb, goes for the cover and gets the three count.
Again we are offered a replay of the end of the match with a
commercial for a movie involved.
Crystal is backstage with O.D.B. and Gail Kim and she asks if
they are ready for Kong at Destination X and Gail says that the two of them
together can do it. Gail says that then the better wrestler will get the pin.
And O.D.B. says that was the answer that she wanted to hear.
Tenay reminds the audience that in Norfolk, VA, this Sunday,
Destination X will be live on pay per view.
X Line Up
Women’s Championship Match
James Storm with The Pride of Tennessee Miss Jacqueline
War Machine Rhino
X Division Championship Match
Machismo Jay Lethal, Champion
Williams with Rhaka Khan
By Your Man Strap Match
Roode with Payton Banks
T with Traci Brooks
Man Tag Team Match
Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe
Sexy Kevin Nash
Instant Classic Christian Cage
Angle, TNA World Heavyweight Champion
Prince of Phenomenal AJ Styles
Tag Team Champions
TNA Live Events
March 12 – Aiken, SC
March 13 – Salem, VA
March 14 – Pikeville, KY
Sides of Steel Match
The Instant Classic Christian Cage
From Tampa FL by way of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kurt Angle from Pittsburgh, PA
TNA World Heavyweight Champion
Referees: Rudy Charles in the ring and Earl Hebner on the
This is the tiebreaker match. Kevin Nash beat AJ Styles and
Tomko defeated Samoa Joe. The winner of this match will decide who gets the
extra man advantage at their match at Destination X without a handicap.
Christian has been screwed out of the TNA title twice, once at Final Resolution
and once at Against All Odds. AJ interfered in the first match, Tomko interfered
in the second match.
I have gone for an entire two-hour show and not had to use my
Back from commercial break.
The bell rings and Angle takes Christian down with a hip
toss. Tenay reminds the audience the only way to win this match is to climb over
the top and touch both feet on the floor or by escaping through the door.
Christian comes off the ropes and Angle takes him down with a shoulder block.
Angle again takes Christian down with a hip toss. Christian is back to his feet
but Angle backs him into the ropes. The ref calls for a clean break but Angle
delivers a knee to Christian’s midsection. Angle goes after Christian with
European uppercuts and sends him across the ring. Christian gets the switch and
sends Angle into the ropes, Angle comes off the ropes and Christian takes him up
in the air and drops him face first onto the mat. Christian goes after Angle
with fists to the forehead and then proceeds to choke him in full view of the
ref. Christian breaks the hold when the ref makes him. Angle is back to his feet
but Christian nails him with a chop to the chest. Christian delivers an other
chop to the chest and then sends Angle across the ring and into the ring post.
Christian charges but Angle catches him with an elbow to the jaw. Angle starts
climbing up the inside of the cage but Christian catches him by the ankle Angle
kicks at Christian to make him release his hold and then jumps back down to the
mat to deliver an elbow to the back of Christian’s head. Angle continues to
beat on Christian, who is down on the mat. Angle picks Christian up and attempts
to throw him face first into the side of the cage but Christian blocks the move.
Christian goes after Angle with chops to the chest backing him up across the
ring. Christian sends Angle across the ring and into the ropes but Angle nails
Christian with a boot to the chest as he comes off the ropes. Angle delivers a
boot to Christian’s abdomen, picks him up and slams him back first into the
side of the cage. The ref checks on Christian, Angle steps over Christian and
goes to the door which the ref outside on the floor opens and we go to
BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
THE MAIN EVENT!
commercial break, both men are still in the ring but Angle is heading for the
door that has been opened. Angle gets partway through the ropes before Christian
is back on his feet and has Angle by his wrestling tights and pulls him back
into the ring. Christian comes off the ropes and Angle catches him with a knee
in the midsection that flips Christian over and sends him back down to the
canvas. Angle starts toward the door then stops and heads back to Christian who
is still down in the middle of the ring. Angle delivers a suplex and then picks
Christian up and ends him face first. Angle delivers an uppercut that sends
Christian down to the mat. Angle goes to work on Christian’s neck and head.
Christian fights to get back to his feet. West reminds the audience that in the
six-man tag team match, one team will be without one of their wrestlers for a
full five minutes. Christian is back to his feet, but Angle takes him down to
the mat and catapults Christian face first into the side of the cage. Angle
picks Christian up but Christian fights back and delivers a DDT. Christian is
getting back to his feet but Angle gets back to his feet. Christian attempts to
send Angle across the ring. Angle gets the switch and sends Christian into the
ring post. Christian meets Angle with an uppercut and delivers an inverted DDT.
Christian then starts to climb the side of the cage but Angle is right behind
him. Angle tries to set Christian up for a belly-to-belly suplex off the top
rope but Christian bites Angle, making him release his hold, and then shoves him
down to the mat. Christian comes off the top turnbuckle to deliver a frog splash
and both men are down on the mat. Christian is back to his feet first but Angle
gets up and delivers a boot to the abdomen before sending Christian face first
into the side of the cage. Angle is back to his feet and as Christian gets to
his feet, Angle attempts to deliver an Olympic slam but Christian goes over
Angle’s back and takes him down to the mat with an arm drag.
Angle is between the ropes and the cage as Christian charges across the
ring to deliver a shoulder block but Angle gets out of the way and Christian’s
shoulder meets the steel cage. Both men are now down on the mat. Angle is back
to his feet first and he starts to climb the side of the cage. Angle is at the
top but Christian is back to his feet. Christian grabs Angle by the foot and
both of them are now standing on the top rope. Angle slams Christian’s face
repeatedly into the side of the steel cage and then tries to pull Christian off
in a suplex. Christian is hanging onto the cage and pulls himself back up and
the two of them are fighting while standing on the top rope. Angle takes
Christian down to the mat with an Olympic slam. Angle is back to his feet and he
heads for the opened door but Christian grabs Angle to by the boot and pulls him
back into the ring. Angle has Christian in the ankle lock but Christian rolls
over and delivers a kick that sends Angle down to the canvas. Christian heads
for the door and he makes it to the steel steps before Angle grabs him by the
legs and pulls him back in the ring. Angle has the ankle lock on Christian but
Christian breaks free. Angle goes to work on Christian with fists. Christian
goes for the unprettier but Angle sends Christian into the side of the cage and
then delivers a series of German suplexes. After the second suplex, Christian
delivers elbows to the side of Angle’s
skull. Christian takes Angle up in the air and drops him face first onto the
mat. Christian attempts to climb up the side of the cage again. Angle is back to
his feet and climbs up after him. The two of them fight on the top rope and
Angle locks in the ankle lock on the top rope. Christian rolls over and goes
down to the mat, taking Angle down to the mat with him. The ref opens the door
and Christian hobbles over to the door. One foot out and Angle goes after the
other leg. Christian goes down to the mat with his leg caught in the ropes.
Angle delivers boots to Christian and tries to go out the door but Christian
grabs his leg and prevents him from going out to the floor. Angle goes to the
opposite side of the ring as Angle climbs up to the top of the cage and is over
to the outside but Christian is up the side of the cage and over the top and the
two of them fight on the outside of the cage and the two of them drop to the
floor at the same time. Hebner has to make the call and Hebner says that
Christian wins the match.
Instant Classic Christian Cage
The Unlikely Alliance has the extra man advantage in their
six-man tag team match against The Angle Alliance at Destination X.
After the match, Angle goes after Christian and AJ and Tomko
show up to assist. The three of them roll Christian back inside the ring and
Tomko locks the door so in order to keep help from getting to Christian. The ref
is trying to get the door open but can’t. Samoa Joe shows up and he can’t
get the door open so he heads after the hammer to beat on the lock. Nash shows
up and Joe climbs up to the top of the cage and meets Tomko as Nash continues to
work on the door. Joe grabs a chair and beats on the chain as Angle has
Christian in an ankle lock.
Another promo for the Destination X pay per view that debuts
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