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Impact: A wild time had by all
By CHRIS SOKOL - SLAM! Wrestling


I am beginning to wonder whether this is Spike TV or the Discovery Channel. All this talk about the Serengetti and POOOOUNNNCEES, period, was leading me to believe that I turned on the wrong channel. But this was Spike TV, and that was no wildebeast.

We kicked off Impact with a video package that highlighted "Captain Charisma," as well as the POOOUNNNCEE, period, that was heard around the Impact Zone.

Match One - "The Alpha Male" Monty Brown vs Helvis

Ouch! Brown dismantled Helvis and beat him with the POOUN...oh you get it.

Winner Via Pinfall - "The Alpha Male" Monty Brown

The Morphoplex Move of the Night - This is unfair, but it was the POOOUNNCEE! Period.

Next up was a video package that showed the events that have transpired with the 3 Live Kru. Please, somebody, make something happen that puts a conclusive end on this catastrophe. Honestly, nobody cares about this anymore.

Out came the 3 Live Kru as well as Kip James to do their skit. BG James headed the petition to get Kip in the Kru. Killings had no problem, but Konnan still needed to be convinced. After listening to BG, Konnan folded, marking the arrival of the 4 Live Kru.

It was noted by a doctor backstage that "The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels received a grade 3 concussion at the hands of Samoa Joe after their Genesis PPV match. The doctor went on to say that Daniels could not compete again until he was free of concussion symptoms.

Match Two - "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles vs Chris Sabin

Exactly what you would expect from these two, a high flying and innovative X Division match. Samoa Joe made a not-so-surprising appearance from behind the curtain, as he watched on from the ramp. Styles was able to put Sabin away with a Styles Clash for the victory, keeping momentum in the X champ's favor.

Winner Via Pinfall - "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles

Another video package was shown that recapped the whole Raven/Larry Zybysko "Feud." It was announced that Zybysko has booked a Raven's House of Fun match for next week's edition of Impact. But who will be his opponent?

In the promo area, "The Franchise" Shane Douglas interviewed Christian Cage, who let it be known that he would be facing "The Alpha Male" Monty Brown at Turning Point. Gail Kim appeared and told him that he was wise in joining TNA, but that it wasn't a good move to turn down Jeff Jarrett. America's Most Wanted came in and backed up the TNA Knockout before leaving.

Match Three - "The Monster" Abyss w/ Father James Mitchell vs "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy

Hard hitting, back and forth contest that saw brawling techniques used expertly. Hardy used his quickness to his advantage, while Abyss used his sheer power. When "The Monster" went to use a chair thrown in by Father James Mitchell, the lights went out and Sabu appeared at ringside. Abyss was taken off his game and planted with a Twist of Fate for the three count.

Winner Via Pinfall - "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy

Match Four - Jeff Jarrett w/ Gail Kim vs Kip James

Prior to the match, James re-informed Jarrett of his name, using some explicit language. James was all over Jarrett at the opening bell, Jarrett came back before Jackie Gayda made her return to the Impact Zone. Jarrett went to stop her from hitting Gail Kim, but couldn't. James capitalized and nearly pinned the champion. Jarrett got back to a vertical base, yelling for Kim to come back, as Bobby Roode hit the ring and laid out James with a hockey stick, allowing Jarrett to pick up the win. After the match the rest of the 4 Live Kru as well as Team Canada came down to brawl it out in typical TNA fashion. As the brawl ensued, Jarrett made his way backstage screaming, "Wheres Gail?"

Winner Via Pinfall - Jeff Jarrett

TNA needs to start thinking about getting some different big name talent on Impact. Having Christian, Raven or The Dudleys cut a promo is fine and all, but at the least they should wrestle a squash match. Raven is wrestling his third TNA storyline affiliated match in three months next week, with one of them taking place on a non-TNA card. Why waste all this expensive talent, when it can be used to push the show? Use them as much as possible to get your home-grown talent over. Impact has improved by leaps and bounds, but there are still those little details that need to be touched on.

Chris Sokol is from Long Island, NY and enjoys watching people get POOOUNCEED! Period.