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Impact: Weapons galore en route to Hard Justice
By CHRIS SOKOL - SLAM! Wrestling


It's the last stop till Hard Justice and we have quite the line-up on TNA Impact. The Knockouts compete in a Bimbo Brawl, LAX joins forces with Christian Cage and Rhino to take on Team 3D and Beer Money, plus eight men will do battle in a weapons filled gauntlet match. All this and more on Impact!

Mike Tenay began the show in the ring and hyped Hard Justice. Jeremy Borash then hyped Hard Justice in the crowd. Lauren then hypes the eight man gauntlet weapons match.

Match One - Bimbo Brawl - Roxxi Laveaux vs. Jackie Moore - Special Guest Referee: Traci Brooks

Cookie sheets and steel chairs were used in this match-up, as Roxxi Laveaux and Jackie Moore beat the tar out of each other. Laveaux was able to Yakuza kick a steel chair back in Moore's face and hit a Voodoo Crusher for the win.

Winner Via Pinfall - Roxxi Laveaux

Backstage, Lauren spoke to Christian Cage and Rhino, who talked about their match. They talked about how they were going to destroy Team 3D and gore them through a glass table.

Jeremy Borash then spoke to So Cal Val. Super Eric stopped in and told her that Sonjay Dutt stole the ring and if she found him, she would find the ring.

Match Two - Curry Man vs. Sonjay Dutt

Back and forth match. So Cal Val came out and began yelling at Dutt. Dutt was able to ignore her long enough to take Curry Man down and grab the ropes to get the win.

Winner Via Pinfall - Sonjay Dutt

After the match, Sonjay Dutt low-blowed Curry Man and took off, leaving So Cal Val in the ring. Shark Boy and Super Eric came out and caught Dutt, sending him back to the ring. They beat him up and found the ring. Dutt explained that it was a misunderstanding, and said she dropped the ring in the hospital and he thought she had left it for him. He then says he is happy she got the ring back and they hug.

Lauren then caught up with Team 3D and Beer Money. They talk about their match and how they are going to beat Rhino, Christian Cage and LAX. Team 3D also say that Rhino has a big "X" on his back and that he will be going through a glass table.

A package was then shown for Sheik Abdul Bashir.

Match Three - The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) vs. Consequences Creed and Jay Lethal

This was a really good tag team match with lots of back and forth action. Lots of dives, as well as some good double teaming on the part of the Machine Guns. Consequences Creed was able to counter Alex Shelley's sliced bread number two and roll him up for the win.

Winners Via Pinfall - Consequences Creed and Jay Lethal

After the match, all four competitors shook hands, except for Alex Shelley and Consequences Creed. Shelley just looked at him and walked away.

Karen's Angle was up next with special guest, Frank Trigg. Trigg pretty much accused her of being with AJ Styles throughout the entire interview, until the point where she slapped him. Chaos ensued to round out that edition of Karen's Angle.

A package was then shown to hype AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle in a Last Man Standing match at Hard Justice.

Mike Tenay and Don West then hyped Hard Justice.

Jeremy Borash spoke to Kurt Angle who said that it was AJ Styles who wanted to make the match a Last Man Standing match. He says that he is going to come at Styles full force and he is going to defeat him.

Lauren was then harassed by The Beautiful People, who introduced Queen Kong. They talked about how she was going to leave a path of carnage and how they would destroy Gail Kim, ODB and Taylor Wilde at Hard Justice.

Match Four - Eight Man Tag Team No DQ Match - Christian Cage, Rhino and LAX (Homicide and Hernandez) vs. Team 3D (Brother Ray and Brother Devon) vs. Beer Money (James Storm and Robert Roode)

This was an all out brawl. Christian Cage and company were able to get the upper hand, as Cage spit beer in James Storm's face, leaving him prone to a Grino Cutter for the pin.

Winners Via Pinfall - Christian Cage, Rhino and LAX (Homicide and Hernandez)

After the match, Johnny Devine brought a kendo stick out to Team 3D and Beer Money, who attacked Christian Cage, Rhino and LAX. The winners were beaten down and Homicide was powerbombed through a glass table.

A Rough Cuts segment was shown on Taylor Wilde. Bill DeMott once again contributed to the bit.

It was then announced that Homicide was taken to the hospital for the cut on his arm as a result of being put through the glass table.

Match Five - Three-on-One Handicap Match - The Awesome Kong and The Beautiful People (Angelina Love and Velvet Sky) w/ Riesha Saeed vs. Salinas

SQUASH!

Winners Via Pinfall - The Awesome Kong and The Beautiful People (Angelina Love and Velvet Sky)

After the match, The Awesome Kong, Riesha Saeed and The Beautiful People mocked and attacked Salinas. Velvet Sky then grabbed a chair, as Taylor Wilde came out to try and make the save. Wilde put forth a good effort, but Kong was able to lay her out. Abyss then ran out and got into a stare down with Kong. Saeed stepped in and slapped Abyss, who grabbed the chair that The Beautiful People left in the ring, but security stepped in as Saeed and company went to the back.

Jeremy Borash was shown with Booker T and Sharmell in their locker room. Booker talked about how he was going to defeat Samoa Joe. He also said that Sting would show up during the gauntlet match and at Hard Justice. They then drank their champagne.

Mike Tenay and Don West hyped Hard Justice.

Lauren spoke to Samoa Joe who called Sting a coward and said that he was going to defeat Booker T.

A package was then shown regarding Sting's recent actions.

Jeremy Borash spoke to AJ Styles who said that he and Karen Angle are just friends. He goes on to tell Kurt Angle to bring Frank Trigg, Tomko and whoever else to Hard Justice, because it's Last Man Standing and he will be victorious.

Jeremy Borash did the introductions for the eight man weapons gauntlet match. The rules were that two men would start with another man coming in every two minutes. Over the top rules until the final two men were left, then it would go to pinfall or submission rules. Each man would be allowed to bring a weapon of choice to the ring.

Match Six - Eight Man Weapons Gauntlet Match - Samoa Joe vs. Booker T vs. AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle vs. Kip James vs. Matt Morgan vs. Tomko vs. BG James

Kurt Angle entered first with a trash can and AJ Styles entered second with a ladder. Matt Morgan then entered with a chair, followed by Tomko who had a 2x4. BG James was next with a steel chair, followed by Kip James with a road sign. Samoa Joe came out with a baton and Booker T came out with a bat. This was an absolute brawl with Angle getting busted open thanks to a ladder shot. Kip and BG James both got tossed. Styles tossed Angle and Booker T subsequently eliminated Styles. Booker and Tomko were able to eliminate Morgan. Joe then sent Tomko into Booker and eliminated him. Joe and Tomko were the final two, with Booker T shouting to Tomko from the outside. Joe was able to overcome Tomko and land a Muscle Buster for the win.

Winner Via Pinfall - Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe then called out Booker T and said he would defeat him at Hard Justice. He said that once he was done with Booker, Sting would be next. The lights went out and Sting's music hit, as he was shown in the rafters.

A highlight video was then shown to music from F.I.L.T.H.E.E.

Chris Sokol is from Long Island, NY and finds Dairy Barn Ice Tea quite enjoyable.