August 10, 2007
Impact: Samoe Joe in middle before Hard Justice
By CHRIS SOKOL - SLAM! Wrestling
Hard Justice is just around the corner, but we still need to make one more stop in the Impact Zone to round out the PPV card. On tap for this edition, Raven's House of Fun returns in six-man tag form with Raven, James Storm and Robert Roode teaming up to take on Rhino, Frankie Kazarian and Chris Harris. Plus, Kip James of VKM and Brother Devon of Team 3D battle Homicide of LAX and Rick Steiner of the Steiner Brothers. All that and tons of shills on this edition of Impact!
In Jim Cornette's office, Leticia and Cornette discuss the Abyss situation, as Matt Morgan stands by. Apparently Morgan is Cornette's bodyguard. Team 3D enter and demand a rematch for the tag belts, Cornette shoots down the request and says that he won't do anything until after Hard Justice. He then takes his leave towards the ring as Brother Ray tells Leticia she's a "tramp."
The last edition of Impact was recapped as Jim Cornette makes his way into the Impact Zone. Cornette announces that at Hard Justice Abyss and Christian Cage would be competing in a Six Man Tag Team match with a crazy stipulation. The Christian Coalition come out with with Christian Cage saying that Six Man tags aren't really his deal and that he wanted a shot to regain the title he never really lost. Cornette brushes off Cage and says that the match at Hard Justice will be a Doomsday Chamber of Blood match. It's broken down like this, Six Sides of Steel, with barbed wire covering the top, you can only pin an opponent if they are bleeding, the winner of the match gets a TNA Championship opportunity at No Surrender. Cage tells Cornette to pass the message along that if the Coalition sees Team Abyss prior to Hard Justice they were going to take them out. The lights in the Impact Zone went out and came back on to reveal Abyss, Sting and Andrew Martin. A brawl ensues as Jeremy Borash catches up with Kurt Angle in the back. Angle is a complete mess over losing everything in the divorce. JB gives him a hug as he is on the phone going over the details with his attorney. After that, Angle goes in search of Kevin Nash to gain some more counseling. Next up was a package that stated that Adam "Pacman" Jones is coming to Hard Justice.
Match One - Raven's House of Fun Six Man Tag Team Match - Rhino, Frankie Kazarian and Chris Harris vs. Raven, James Storm and Robert Roode
This was pretty much a giant brawl, with Storm and Harris wailing each other with trash can lids, as Kazarian and Raven duke it out. After a commercial break and utter chaos, the end comes when Kazarian Yakuza kicks Raven through a table. Roode sneaks in the back door and lays out Kazarian, finishing him off with the Northern Lights for the win.
Winners Via Pinfall - Raven, James Storm and Robert Roode
Leticia is outside the lockerooms in the back and has a door slammed in her face. She turns around and says that the individual inside couldn't be the guest, but to stay tuned. A package states that Black Reign is coming to Hard Justice played next. Kurt Angle and Jeremy Borash were with Kevin Nash as Nash tried to counsel Angle. Borash brings up a surprise guest, but when he told Nash the idea, Nash yelled that Angle didn't need that.
Match Two - Kip James and Brother Devon w/ Roxxy Leavux vs. Homicide and Rick Steiner
This was a back and forth encounter, with James and Devon getting a little down and dirty. The duo was able to put away Homicide and Steiner, after a double team effort left Homicide prone to the Fameasser. After the match, all their partners ran to the ring for an all out brawl that left The Steiners and LAX standing tall over VKM and Team 3D.
Winners Via Pinfall - Kip James and Brother Devon
In the back, Leticia was with Samoa Joe and she was still shocked at his guest. Samoa Joe said that all was fair in love and war and he was going to ruin Kurt Angle's life. She informed Joe that Team 3D issued a challenge to him and he said for them to bring it because he would be waiting for them. Back from the commercial break, and Samoa Joe came out with his titles in tow. He brought out his guest, the former Mrs. Angle. He said that she would be sitting front row at Hard Justice, because for all the crap that Kurt Angle gave them, he was going to give it right back. He said that he and Karen Angle were going to take everything from Kurt. Kurt then made his way out, a total mess and begged for forgiveness. He said that he wanted to keep the marriage going for the kids. Karen then told him that she would end the marriage for the kids and took off. Kurt was extremely upset as Joe laughed at him. Joe enjoyed watching Kurt break down. Joe told Angle that he brought all this on himself and he would be broken. Team 3D came out and called Joe a homewrecker. They told him to lay the tag belts down for the them and to walk away. Joe laid them down, but stepped on them, saying that it was going to be tough for Team 3D to pick them up. A brawl ensued, with Brother Devon leveling Joe with a steel chair. The Steiners came out and made the save as the Impact Recap played and Impact came to an end.
Chris Sokol is from Long Island NY and enjoys bowling.