Additional comments by
Sassy in italics.
TNA fans, this is our
first two hour iMPACT! *We will
not be seeing James Mitchells’ son, Judas Mesias, in action.
He is still out due to an injury. – Get well soon, Judas – we miss
you, well, I miss you!* Sit
back, relax and get ready for two full hours of the iMPACT Zone!
We see a nice intro of
Total Nonstop Action’s history. And it’s WELCOME TO THE iMPACT ZONE!
announcers: Mike Tenay and Don West
announcer Jeremy Borash
announcer: Crystal Loutham
Valet: So Cal Val
being broadcast from Universal Studios, Orlando, FL, on Spike TV.
Reign, from the Deepest Darkest Corner of His Mind
by Misty and a large black box
Machine, Rhino, from Detroit, MI
Rhino manages to get to and
feed off the crowd early in the match. Black Reign is moving better in this
match than he has before. He is not
as mechanical and stiff. Tenay tells us that James Mitchell must have added
Black Reign his followers. Raven is seen sitting somewhere in the iMPACT Zone
looking a little spooky before we go to commercial break.
PROTESTING MISTY THE RAT BEING SUBJECTED TO WHAT SHE IS BEING SUBJECTED TO AT
RINGSIDE AND I AM OFFICIALLY PROTESTING COMMERCIAL BREAKS DURING MATCHES!
Back from commercial break,
we see a Bound for Glory promo and back to the match…Just as we think Rhino
has Black Reign ready for the gore, Raven appears at the edge of the ring out of
Rhino’s view. As Rhino goes for the gore, Raven takes Black Reign down so he
misses. As Black Reign goes after
Rhino, Rhino gets out of the way sending Black Reign into Raven. Rhino gets a
roll up and the three count.
Rhino goes after Raven who
is now in the ring, but has his back to Black Reign. Big mistake and Rhino is
being double teamed by Black Reign and Raven.
Just as we think it is over for Rhino, here comes Abyss and he handles
Raven and Black Reign giving Rhino time to send Raven out of the ring. As Rhino
deals with Raven on the floor, Abyss goes for the Black Hole Slam, taking out
Black Reign. As Abyss turns around in the ring, he is facing James Mitchell.
Mitchell falls down trying to get away from Abyss, but Abyss picks up
Mitchell’s cane and goes after him. Havok enters the ring with a weapon and
tries to take Abyss out with a shot to the back. Unfortunately for Havok, the blow does not daunt Abyss and
Havok is the victim of the Black Hole Slam. Abyss again gets his hands on
Mitchell but Black Reign has had time to recuperate and hits Abyss in the back
of the head with the Black Reign weapon. We have a blackout in the iMPACT Zone
and Sting appears to take Black Reign out of the equation.
In response, Black Reign rolls out of the ring and Abyss goes after him
and we see Abyss and Black Reign fight their way through the crowd.
After all that carrying
on I did about how great it was to have James Mitchell back I was really waiting
for Abyss to slam him.
Sting is interrupted when
Kurt Angle appears on the monitor and asks Sting if he is ready for some
football and then tells Sting he will see him right after the break because
Spike has to make some money too.
Back from commercial break, Angle is back on the monitor to talk to Sting
and says he is in California and he is there to take care of some family
business – Sting’s family business and that he is where Sting’s son,
Garrett, plays football and Angle is going to watch Sting’s son. Sting
threatens Angle and leaves the arena.
JB is backstage with Bound
for Glory News on the TNA Text messaging. Black
Machismo Jay Lethal and The Guru Sonjay Dutt join JB.
JB asks about Lethal’s match with Christopher Daniels at Bound for
Glory. Lethal does what he does
best and Sonjay does what he does best before JB, Lethal, and Sonjay are taken
out by Team 3D.
Team 3D bring Sonjay and
Lethal to the ring to continue the beat down. This is Team 3D’s continuation
of trying to force Jim Cornette into giving them a tag team match. Shark Boy,
who was injured by Team 3D last week, runs to the rescue getting himself taken
down in the process. Devon gets the table – and not at the audience’s
request – and Brother Ray says that the match tonight between Team 3D and Team
Pacman had better be a title match or they will continue to take down every tag
team and every wrestler in TNA until they get a title match. Team 3D sends
Lethal through the table.
Crystal is in the sound
truck with Sting who is demanding a headset so that he can talk to Angle and we
go to commercial break.
Back from commercial break,
Sting has his headset and tells Angle that he has stepped over the line and
Angle answers that he wanted to face the old Sting at Bound for Glory and this
is what it took to get the old Sting back. Angle laughs at Sting sending the
police to have Angle arrested. Angle
says he told them he was just watching a football game, gave the policemen an
autograph and sent them on their way.
We now see an interview
from earlier today conducted by Crystal. She
is interviewing Robert Roode who is accompanied by Miss Brooks. Said interview
is naturally about how great Robert Roode is and how he is not being treated
properly in TNA. Roode says he has all of his money because his Grandfather
passed away and left it to him. It gives Roode a reason to argue with Miss
Brooks and to threaten her with her job and Miss Brooks reminds Roode that her
Mother is sick and Roode tells her if she wants to keep her job, she had better
win the Women’s Gauntlet match at Bound for Glory. Roode storms out of the interview.
Leticia Cline enters the
interview area to tell Crystal to get out of her chair. Leticia is there to hype
her Playboy cover shot.
of Tennessee, Miss Jackie Moore
to the ring by Cowboy James Storm
from Tampa, FL
When you step in the
ring with Jackie, you need to be prepared for anything and Gail is a perfect
opponent. Neither of these women is large, but they know their stuff. After
the match begins, Roxxi Laveaux enters the arena accompanied by VKM, then
Christy Hemme enters the arena with Lance Hoyt and Jimmy Rave to watch the
action. This is not screaming and hair pulling diva garbage – this is
women’s wrestling. Gail Kim gets the win with a pin and a three count.
After the match, Roxxi,
Christy and Miss Jackie attack Gail after she gets back to her feet.
Gail manages to get away, giving the three women left in the ring an
opportunity to fight it out.
We are backstage with JB,
Cornette and Matt Morgan. JB wants to know about the tag team match Team 3D has
asked for. Cornette says he is tired of hearing Team 3D whine so they can have
the tag team title match. Cornette also says that what goes around comes around
and when JB asks what that means, Cornette tells JB to stick around for about 10
minutes and he will find out. Enter an angry Sting wanting Cornette to do
something about Angle. Cornette said he just found out about what was going on
and now Angle is back on the monitor. And, we go to commercial break.
Back from commercial break,
Angle is still at the football game. Angle tells Sting that Sting’s friend
Larry, who Sting sent to take care of Angle, will be walking with a slight limp
for the rest of his life. Cornette tells Sting to calm down and that it’s all
mind games with Angle and if Sting allows Angle to do that to him, Angle wins.
Sting picks up the monitor cabinet, throws it across the room and yells that he
is going to kill Angle.
I’m kinda liking this
Sting. Must be memories…
Tag Team Championship
Brother Ray and Brother Devon, from New York City, NY
Ron “The Truth” Killings from Charlotte, NC and Adam “Pacman Jones” from
World Tag Team Champions
We get to see how Team
Pacman got the titles and it had nothing to do with skill.
It was because Angle’s wife got Angle all riled up about Sting. And,
to date, these two keeping the title has had nothing to do with skill.
We can only hope that after Bound for Glory – and we know they will
have titles until then because Jones is from Atlanta – someone in the talent
department will wise up and use actual wrestlers to hold the tag team
Brother Ray brought a
football to the match and we can only surmise he brought it along so Jones
would have something to do since Jones cant’ have contact with other
wrestlers. I am a little disappointed Ray didn’t throw the football up the
entrance ramp and have Jones go fetch. The Truth is too good in the ring to keep
playing this joke of a tag team. Jones proves again that he can run away. And
that’s about all he can do – oh, he can hold a steel chair, too. VKM appear near the ring, pulling The Truth out onto the
floor to give him a beat down leaving Jones alone in the ring. Jones, however,
runs out of the ring and chases VKM up the ramp with the steel chair in his
hand. Team 3D now have a chance to work over The Truth but we hear The Steiner
Brothers’ music and Rick and Scott Steiner hit the ring sending Team 3D
running. Which means, folks, that Team Pacman wins the match and retains the
titles due to the interference of VKM. Like none of us saw THAT coming!
We see Angle on the monitor
telling some woman he is sitting next to that it is his boy out on the field.
The bottom of the screen tells us Angle is in El Cajon, CA.
We go to commercial break.
Back from commercial break,
JB is backstage with Raven. Raven says everyone says he is washed up but Funk
taught him that it is all right to let the other guys beat themselves up and
then to come in and take over. Raven
says that when he is back in shape there are two people he wants to face:
The War Machine Rhino because Rhino is crazy enough to gore a shopping
cart just to try to kill Raven and The Monster Abyss because Abyss is just
barbaric enough to try and poke Raven’s eyeball out while Raven is trying to
poke Abyss’ eyeball out. Raven
says he thinks they should have themselves a nice little three-way match but it
won’t be Bound for Glory, it will be Bound for Gory.
“Quote the Raven, nevermore” and Abyss is suddenly in Raven’s face.
And Abyss speaks! Abyss says they
should make it Monster’s Ball and tells Raven to bring Black Reign with him.
As much as I’m not big
on story lines in wrestling, Raven has a way of pulling off his character to
make it interesting. One can’t
understand why such a well-spoken man can turn into such a vicious brawler. He
couldn’t have picked better men to brawl with at Monster’s Ball.
the Right Gauntlet Match
Two wrestlers begin the
match and every sixty seconds another wrestler is added to the mix.
Over the top rope elimination only until only two men are left in the
Miss Brooks comes down the
ramp to watch the match.
Jimmy Rave eliminated
Chris Sabin is
Chris Harris, final entrant
Outside the ring issue when
Roode sends Kaz through the ropes, not over the top then comes outside to beat
up on Kaz because Miss Brooks is concerned. We go to commercial break.
NOT DURING THE MATCH!
NO COMMERCIAL BREAKS DURING THE MATCH! Another protest.
Back from commercial break.
Wildcat Chris Harris
eliminated during commercial break.
Alex Shelley is
Lance Hoyt is
Robert Roode is
Kaz is eliminated
We are down to Showtime
Eric Young and Cowboy James Storm and a pin fall wrestling match. Showtime
Eric Young wins with a pin and a three count.
Eric makes his way through
the audience to celebrate and the fans love it. It is fantastic that Eric
won, but this match was a Talent Overload.
I couldn’t decide whom I should be cheering on.
Every entrant in this match deserves a title shot.
West tells us there was an
incident between Tomko, Christian Cage and AJ Styles and we need to see it
because it may change what happens in the match tonight.
Crystal is with Tomko and
AJ and Christian shows up asking AJ why he is wearing the shirt he has on and AJ
says it is because they are going to Japan. Christian asks why they are going to
Japan and Tomko says that when you are a champion you have to defend your title.
Tomko has a championship match in Tokyo. Christian tells Tomko to go but AJ is staying with him.
Commercial break and back
from commercial break, we see a promo for the Ultimate X Division ring with
comments from wrestlers who have been in an Ultimate X match.
We are again back with
Angle telling a cheerleader that Sting slapped Angle’s wife. Angle then tells
Sting he’s going to slap Sting’s son but he’s going to do it in private
after the game.
Bound for Glory promo –
Christian Cage versus Samoa Joe feud.
Tag Team Tag Match
Warrior Senshi & The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels of Triple X
by Primetime Elix Skipper
Phenomenal AJ Styles, from Gainesville, GA
Instant Classic Christian Cage, from Tampa, FL by way of Ontario, Canada
& Hernandez, the Latin American Exchange
Fatu, from the Isle of Samoa
Samoan Submission Machine Samoa Joe
It’s another talent
overload! I have to say I’d like to see the team of Homicide, Hernandez,
Fatu and Joe win this one simply because LAX deserves a win. Homicide
performed an amazing suicide dive, landing on his feet and drumming a tune on
the announcer’s table.
COMMERCIAL BREAK AGAIN
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MATCH!
Back from commercial break
and Joe hasn’t been in the ring that we have seen – yet.
We have a free for all with
Joe suicide diving into Christian Cage and Fatu giving Christopher Daniels a
stink face. Hernandez executes a dive over the top rope and into AJ.
It was a great dive but that has to hurt when you hit the mat. Somehow
Skipper finds himself in the ring and gets taken out by Fatu. Muscle buster by
Joe who gets the three count. Winners
are Homicide, Hernandez, Junior Fatu and Samoa Joe.
We are back to Angle on the
monitor and Angle tells Sting that the Sting’s son had an amazing win. Sting
is watching on a monitor in the iMPACT Zone. Angle says the only way he can
bring the old Sting back is by doing what he has to do right now. Garrett is
heading for his car and Sting is urging him to go faster. Angle catches up with Garrett and Garrett tells Angle that it
has nothing to do with him and Angle says it has everything to do with him
because his father slapped Angle’s wife. Garrett hits Angle with the car door,
yells that his father never touched Angle’s wife and Angle knows it, and
Garrett gets in the car. Angle gets the car door open and drags Garrett back out
when the camera gets shoved away and Angle tells Sting he will leave the rest to
A little too much on the
Sting/Angle feud but action in the ring made up for that.
With the exception of the phony, and I DO mean phony, tag team match,
this iMPACT was worth watching.