May 8, 2008 –
Recap by Sassy
Last week on iMPACT
In tag team action, Curry Man & Shark Boy faced Chris
Sabin & Alex Shelley of the Motor City Machineguns but at the 5 minute mark
were interrupted by Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams, Big Poppa Pump Scott
Steiner & Rhaka Khan.
In a Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament Qualifying Match,
Homicide & Hernandez of Latin American Exchange with Salinas defeated Kaz
& Showtime Eric Young in 6 minutes.
Hector Guerrero has aligned himself with LAX and will be
in their corner at Sacrifice.
In a tag team grudge match, Gail Kim & O.D.B. defeated
Angelina Love & Velvet Sky in 6 minutes.
In a Deuces Wild Tag Team Qualifying Match, The Prince of
Phenomenal AJ Styles & Super Eric defeated Lance Hoyt & Jimmy Rave of
Rock ‘n Rave Infection with Christy Hemme in 5 minutes.
TNA introduced their newest structure, The Terror Dome,
which looks like a knock off of the dome used in AAA out of Mexico.
Cheerleader Melissa defeated Daisy Haze in 2 minutes.
And in the main event, Samoan Submission Machine Samoa
Joe, TNA World Heavyweight Champion, in spite of his tag team partner, Kurt
Angle, defeated Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Williams & Big Poppa Pump Scott
Steiner with Rhaka Khan in 8 minutes.
is broadcast from Universal Studios, Orlando, FL on the Spike TV Network
Ringside announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
Ring announcer: David Penzer
Ringside valet: SoCal Val
Backstage interviews: Jeremy Borash and Crystal Loutham
Mike Tenay and Don West inform the audience that tonight
Samoa Joe will team with Kevin Nash to face Scott Steiner and Kurt Angle in the
Jim Cornette is in the ring to talk about the Egotistical
Eight and he brings them to the ring: Matt
Morgan, Kip James, BG James, Cowboy James Storm with Jacqueline, Booker T,
Robert Roode, Sting and Awesome Kong, TNA Women’s Champion, with Raisha Saeed.
Cornette tells the eight that in the past week everyone has been bothering him
about wanting to know who their partner will be. Two teams will be drawn tonight
and the rest will be drawn on Sunday at Sacrifice.
Sting will team with Cowboy James Storm in the Deuces Wild
Tournament. Storm does not appear to be happy teaming with Sting. Sting smacks
Storm and Storm swings back. Storm picks up the beer bottle and Sting picks up
the baseball bat and Storm bails out of the ring. Cornette tells the two of them
that they will face each other tonight in a match and it will be a no
The teams that are already set for Sacrifice are Brother Ray
& Brother Devon of Team 3D, Super Eric & AJ Styles, Homicide &
Hernandez of LAX, Instant Classic Christian Cage & War Machine Rhino.
Jeremy Borash is waiting for the members of the main event to
arrive. Petey Williams, Scott Steiner and Rhaka Khan get out of a limo and JB
asks Steiner about his match as a partner with Angle tonight. Angle appears and
asks Steiner if they have an understanding to work as a team to annihilate Joe
and Nash so that Joe has nothing left at Sacrifice. Steiner says that they have
a deal and he will end up facing Angle one on one for the TNA World Heavyweight
Tenay introduces a video of the X Division and the Terror
Division Non-title Match
Curry Man from Japan
Jimmy Rave of Rock ‘n Rave Infection
With Lance Hoyt & Christy Hemme
Consequences Creed from Atlanta, GA
Johnny Devine from Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Shark Boy from the Deep Blue Sea
Maple Leaf Muscle Petey Muscle from Toronto, Ontario,
TNA X Division Champion
With Rhaka Khan
Referee: Rudy Charles
The match begins with Creed facing Devine. Creed comes off
the ropes with a cross body block and goes for a cover but can’t get the three
count. Creed tags in Curry Man. Devine comes off the top rope to deliver a DDT
and Curry tags in Shark Boy. Devine tags in Rave and Shark helps a hesitant Rave
into the ring. Williams tags in himself and goes after Shark. Devine enters the
ring and the referee makes Williams exit the ring. Devine tags in Rave. Rave
goes for the cover and gets a two count before Shark powers out. Rave tags in
Devine. Devine delivers a suplex and goes to the top turnbuckle. Shark rolls out
of the way and Devine meets the mat. Devine tags in Rave and Shark tags in
Curry. Williams comes into the ring but Curry catches Williams and takes out
Williams and Rave. Curry comes off the top with a cross body block and Williams
and Creed break it up. Williams comes out of the ring and takes out Curry with a
hurricanrana, Creed takes out Rave and it’s Creed and Devine, Devine gets sent
to the floor and it’s Shark and Creed. Creed sends Shark over the top rope to
take out everyone on the floor and Creed flips out of the ring to take them out
again. It’s Creed and Williams. Williams hits the destroyer but Curry is back
in the ring. Williams take down rave and Rave kicks Williams in the face. Now
it’s Curry and Rave. Curry goes for the cover but Hemme is up on the ring
apron to distract the ref. Hoyt grabs Curry by the leg, Rave slams Curry to the
mat, goes for the cover and gets the three count.
Time: 8 minutes
Rave, Rock ‘n Rave Infection
help from Lance Hoyt & Christy Hemme
It is my understanding that Petey Williams was injured at
iMPACT. From the looks of the kick
to the face from Rave, it is possible that is when the injury occurred.
I have not heard if Williams will be cleared to work the Sacrifice pay
JB is backstage with Sting and he asks him about his tag team
partner at Sacrifice and his match tonight against that partner, Cowboy James
Storm. Sting says this is just the way he likes it and that by Sacrifice, he and
Storm will become Tag Team Champions.
Tenay introduces a video of the history of Homicide &
Hernandez of Latin American Exchange including the addition of Hector Guerrero,
along with Salinas, being in their
corner at Sacrifice for the Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament.
Crystal is in Cornette’s office along with what appears to
be most of the Women’s locker room. Cornette wants to talk about the Makeover
Match at Sacrifice. Cornette says that they will all be in the Immunity Match
tonight. The person that wins the match will win immunity against getting her
head shaved at Sacrifice. If the person who wins tonight loses the match at
Sacrifice, the runner up loser before her will get her head shaved.
JB is backstage with Cage and Rhino. Cage says that he and
Rhino have known each other a long time and they work very well together and
they have an advantage over many of their opponents who have never tagged
together. Brother Ray and Brother Devon of Team 3D shows up to complain about
Cage saying that Cage and Rhino will win the tag team tournament. Ray says that
Team 3D is the best tag team of all time. Ray insults Cage’s wife and the
battle is on backstage. Cage and Rhino appear to be getting the worst of the
action until LAX appears to join the battle. Homicide says that LAX is the
favorite for the Deuces Wild Tournament and we go to
West reminds the audience that the Immunity Match is coming
Angelina Love Ontario, Canada
Velvet Sky from The Big Apple
Traci Brooks from St. Mary’s, Ontario, Canada
The Pride of Tennessee Jacqueline
Salina representing LAX
Christy Hemme representing Rock ‘n Rave Infection
Roxxi Laveaux from New Orleans, LA
Gail Kim from Tampa, FL
O.D.B. from Minneapolis, MN
Referee: Slick Johnson
I just can’t seem to get into calling this match even with
Kim and ODB involved.
Time: 5 minutes
Crystal is backstage with Joe and Nash. Joe says that the
plan that Angle and Steiner have come up with is no good because Joe has Nash
watching his back.
Sting is heading toward the arena.
Cowboy James Storm from Liepers Fork, TN
Sting from Venice Beach, CA
Referee: Rudy Charles
The fight begins outside the ring and goes through the
audience area. Sting sends Storm into the wall surrounding the upper level of
the audience. Storm stops outside the ring to grab a drink and then spits it in
Sting’s face. Storm introduces Sting to the steel steps outside the ring.
Storm then retrieves a table from under the ring and sets it up in a corner of
the ring as Sting is still down on the mat. Sting applies the Scorpion death
lock but the ref is down on the canvas. Jacqueline appears at ringside and hands
Storm a chair. Storm nails Sting with the chair, the ref wakes up to count but
Sting gets a shoulder up at the count of two. Sting delivers a splash in the
corner and comes up off the top to take down Storm. Jacqueline is up on the
apron but Sting threatens her with a baseball bat. Sting delivers a blow to
Storm with the bat, delivers the Scorpion death drop, sets Storm up on the table
and delivers a Stinger splash on the table and then a Scorpion death drop, goes
for the cover and gets the three count.
with a Scorpion death drop
JB is backstage with Kip James. Kip James talks about Kip
James and how great he is and how lucky his partner will be at Sacrifice.
Cornette is in the ring to announce the next tag team that
will face each other in action tonight and at Sacrifice as a tag team.
The second tag team is Matt Morgan and Kip James. Kip has the mic and is
telling Morgan what to do and telling him that Morgan will listen to him. Morgan
shakes his head yes that he understands and Cornette wants to know if Morgan has
anything to say and he tells Kip to “suck it” and then attacks Kip. Cornette
calls for Security to separate the two. Security can’t seem to handle them so
Cornette calls for the bell and the match begins.
Referee: Slick Johnson
Morgan drops Kip with a shoulder block, Kip rolls out to the
floor and we go to COMMERCIAL BREAK IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back from commercial break, Morgan delivers a head butt and Kip hits the
mat. Morgan is getting chants from the audience. Morgan goes for a kick but Kip
gets out of the way and Morgan gets caught on the top rope. Kip sends Morgan
down to the floor and goes out after him. Kip rolls Morgan back into the ring
and then attempts to choke him with his shirt. Morgan comes up with fists to
Kip’s abdomen, Kip gets caught by clotheslines when he comes ff the ropes.
Morgan delivers a side slam and then the cover, but Kip kicks out. Morgan
delivers a boot to the jaw and goes for the cover and gets the win.
Time: 1 minute before commercial break, 2 minutes after
commercial break, total time 3 minutes.
Morgan with a kick to the jaw
BG James is with Crystal in the back. She wants to know who
BG would prefer to have as his tag team partner. BG wants Awesome Kong as his
West and Tenay go over the matches scheduled for TNA’s
Sacrifice Pay Per View this Sunday. I
will not be ordering Sacrifice but will post the results on next week’s iMPACT
Deuces Wild Tag Team Qualifiers
Brother Ray & Brother Devon of Team 3D
Instant Classic Christian Cage & War Machine Rhino
Phenomenal AJ Styles & Super Eric
Homicide & Hernandez of LAX with Hector Guerrero
Sting & Cowboy James Storm
Matt Morgan & Kip James
Leaving four individuals:
BG James, Booker T, Robert Roode & Awesome Kong
Terror Dome X Division Match
Winner becomes Number One Contender for X Division Championship against
X Division Champion Petey Williams
The Guru Sonjay Dutt vs. Shark Boy vs. Chris Sabin vs.
Alex Shelley vs. Johnny Devine vs. Kaz vs. Black Machismo Jay Lethal vs.
Consequences Creed vs. Curry Man vs. Jimmy Rave
TNA Knockout Battle Royal
Winner becomes Number One Contender for TNA Women’s
Title Match against Awesome Kong
Loser gets head shaved in middle of ring.
Jacqueline vs. Tracy Brooks vs. Salinas vs. Rhaka Khan vs.
Velvet Sky vs. Angelina Love vs. Christy Hemme vs. Gail Kim vs. Roxxi Laveaux
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe, Champion vs. Big
Poppa Pump Scott Steiner, Challenger vs. Kurt Angle, Challenger
Rick Steiner will be in the audience to watch Scott
Steiner in the championship match.
JB is backstage with Steiner, Angle, Williams & Khan. JB
wants to know if the two men can get along long enough to see their plan
through. Angle says that he can make the plan happen but he doesn’t know if
Steiner can handle it. Steiner says that he can handle anything Angle can and do
it better. Williams plays peace maker to calm everyone down.
Tenay introduces a video of the history between Joe, Steiner
Team Grudge Match
Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner from Detroit, MI
With Rhaka Khan
Kurt Angle from Pittsburgh, PA
Big Sexy Kevin Nash from Detroit, MI
Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe from American Samoa
TNA World Heavyweight Champion
Referee: Earl Hebner
Commercial break before the match begins.
Nash and Angle begin the match with Angle using his fists to
try to bring down Nash but Nash comes back with fists of his own. Nash drops
Angle on the top turnbuckle, delivers a short arm clothesline and goes for the
cover but he only gets a two count. Nash tags in Joe and Joe comes out throwing
punches. Joe delivers a knee drop, slams Angle into the top turnbuckle and Joe
tags in Nash. Angle goes for the eyes and tags in Steiner. Steiner comes off the
ropes and meets Nash’s boots. Angle enters the ring and Nash takes Angle out
with another boot. The ref pays attention to Angle and Steiner delivers a low
blow. Steiner sends Joe off the ring apron to the floor and then tags in Angle.
Angle goes after Nash’s knees. Angle tags in Steiner. Steiner takes Nash down
with a clothesline. Steiner takes down Nash and then tags in Angle. Angle
delivers a drop and goes for a cover but only gets a two count. Nash takes Angle
down with a side slam and both men are down on the canvas. Nash tries to get the
tag to Joe but Angle catches Nash by the leg, Steiner enters the ring and the
ref doesn’t see the tag between Nash and Joe. Joe enters the ring anyway and
he cleans house. Angle delivers the Olympic slam but Nash catches Angle as he
comes off the ropes, Steiner catches Nash with a pipe in the back, Steiner goes
for the cover and gets the win.
Time: 6 minutes
Poppa Pump Scott Steiner with the use of a pipe
After the match, Angle goes after Steiner, taking him down
with an Olympic slam and then applying an ankle lock making Steiner tag out.