April 10, 2009
Impact: Sting and Guns get revenge
By CHRIS & BRYAN SOKOL - SLAM! Wrestling
This week on Impact, "The Icon" Sting looks to exact revenge on Mick Foley for putting him in a match against Samoa Joe. Also in action, Beer Money Inc's, James Storm takes on the Main Event Mafia's, Scott Steiner. Plus the TNA Knockouts do battle as Awesome Kong goes to war with The Beautiful People. All this and more on Impact!
The show began with a recap of what took place on last week's Impact.
The TNA Impact opener played, as Mike Tenay and Don West did their usual welcome and announced that the second match in the Lethal Lockdown Advantage Series would be the Team Angle's, Booker T going up against Team Jarrett's, Samoa Joe.
The Main Event Mafia entered the Impact Zone, without Sharmell and Booker T. Sharmell was kidnapped by Samoa Joe last week and Booker was in preparation for his match against him later on. Sting grabbed the mic and invited Jeff Jarrett to the ring. Jarrett came out, as Sting complained about how Mick Foley is making all these decisions in TNA and Jarrett is taking a back seat. Sting questioned Jarrett's stroke, to which Jarrett replied that he was still in charge. Sting said that since he is the TNA Heavyweight Champion, he was using some of his own stroke and wanted to make a warm-up match for Foley, like Foley did for him last week. The Motor City Machine Guns came out and offered their service to take care of Foley for all that Foley has done to them. After some banter, Jarrett made a Handicap match main event, pitting The Motor City Machine Guns against Mick Foley.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash spoke to Mick Foley who said he was looking forward to the match, but was going to tweak it a bit.
After a commercial break, a graphic was shown saying thanks for making last week's episode the most watched episode of Impact.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash stood by with Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett. Foley thanked Jarrett for putting him in the match and talked about how he was planning on tweaking it. Foley annoyed Jarrett before leaving their office. Borash asked Jarrett if anything was wrong, as Scott Steiner walked in. Steiner and Jarrett told Borash to leave.
Match One - Sheik Abdul Bashir w/ Kiyoshi and Team No Limit vs. Suicide
Kiyoshi and Team No Limit got involved in this match, distracting the referee. The X Division title belt came into play, as Sheik Abdul Bashir was able to hit Suicide with a DDT on top of it to score the pinfall.
Winner Via Pinfall - Sheik Abdul Bashir
After the match, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Kiyoshi and Team No Limit draped the TNA X Division title over Suicide. The lights went out and when they came back on Suicide was gone.
The Beautiful People were shown walking backstage with a pair of scissors.
Lauren spoke to Rhino, who was with Petty Officer Neal, who was a guest ring announcer at Destination X. Neal talked about losing his best friend due to a terrorist attack in which he was injured. He said it was always a dream of his and his friend's to be pro wrestlers. Rhino offered to stick with him and train him to accomplish that dream, to which Neal accepted.
Don West pushed the upcoming TNA Live Events and said that former Survivor winner, Jenna Morasca would be at Fan Interaction on TNA Lockdown weekend.
Backstage, The Beautiful People were shown attacking Riesha Saeed and cutting her hair, as TNA security ran in to separate them.
After a commercial break, a recap of The Beautiful People's attack on Riesha Saeed was shown.
A Rough Cuts segment was shown on Team 3D talking about the Team 3D wrestling academy.
A sit down interview between Mike Tenay and Sting was shown. Sting talked about how psychotic Mick Foley was and said that he is going into his match at Lockdown with the though that it may be his last match.
Mick Foley was shown walking backstage towards the ring.
In the backstage area, Lauren yelled at Abyss for letting Dr. Stevie treat him the way he did. Abyss defended Stevie, as Lauren threatened to call the board of health on him. She eventually went against that decision, but told Abyss that she was coming with him for his next therapy session.
Mick Foley entered the Impact Zone with a notebook that said "Crossing the Line," which will apparently be the title of Foley's next book. Foley talked about his son, Dewey and showed off a birthday card that featured the Motor City Machine Guns. He also mentioned how his sons wanted to look like Alex Shelley and showed them up on the TNA tron. Foley said his tweak to the Handicap match was that it was going to be under First Blood Rules. He went on to say that he was going to carve Shelley up like a Thanksgiving Turkey and make sure his sons didn't want to look like him after the match was through.
Jeremy Borash interviewed Booker T, who was with Kurt Angle and the Main Event Mafia security. Booker said that Sharmell hasn't been the same since Samoa Joe kidnapped her. Angle said that the match wasn't going to be about gaining the advantage, but about getting revenge.
Footage was shown of AJ Styles telling Samoa Joe that he would accompany him to the ring. Joe told Styles that his Nation of Violence was a nation of one, to which Styles replied "really," in a sarcastic tone.
A package was shown to hype the Lethal Lockdown match.
Match Two - Lethal Lockdown Advantage Match - Samoa Joe vs. Booker T w/ Kurt Angle
Booker T had Samoa Joe down, as Kurt Angle handed Booker a chair. AJ Styles came out and grabbed the chair away, before attacking Angle. This allowed Joe to get up and hit Booker with a powerslam for the win.
Winner Via Pinfall - Samoa Joe
Lethal Lockdown Advantage Series - Team Jarrett (1 point) ::: Team Angle (1 point)
After the match, Samoa Joe and AJ Styles got into a stare down, with Samoa Joe throwing his kendo stick to the ground in frustration.
Mike Tenay and Don West recapped the match between Samoa Joe and Booker T, before running down the card for Lockdown.
Footage was shown of ODB and Cody Deaner going on a date at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL.
A Rough Cuts segment was shown on Team 3D.
Mike Tenay hyped the Scott Steiner vs. James Storm match.
Kevin Nash was shown flirting with Jenna Morasca backstage.
Lauren spoke to The Motor City Machine Guns, who said they were confident about their match with Mick Foley. They even put their New Japan Jr. Tag Team titles on the line and promised victory.
Match Three - James Storm w/ Robert Roode vs. Scott Steiner w/ Kevin Nash
Team 3D joined Mike Tenay and Don West on commentary for this match. James Storm had the momentum, when Kevin Nash whacked him with Scott Steiner's lead pipe to cause the disqualification.
Winner Via Disqualification - James Storm
After the match, Scott Steiner and Kevin Nash used the lead pipe on Beer Money Inc, until Team 3D ran in and made the save. They handed Beer Money Inc. the TNA Tag Team Title belts and stared them down, while holding up their IWGP Tag Team titles.
Jeremy Borash hyped TNA Mobile, before speaking with The Beautiful People. Angelina Love said that they took out Riesha Saeed and promised to give Awesome Kong and much needed makeover.
Match Four - Handicap Match - The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne) w/ Angelina Love vs. Awesome Kong
The Beautiful People tried to double team Awesome Kong to no avail. Kong had Velvet Sky up for the Kong Bomb, but was knocked down by Madison Rayne, putting Sky in a pinning position. Kong kicked out and rolled Sky over into a pin of her own for the win.
Winner Via Pinfall - Awesome Kong
After the match, The Beautiful People attacked Awesome Kong, until Taylor Wilde ran in and made the save.
A Lockdown package was shown.
Jeremy Borash spoke to Jeff Jarrett, who wouldn't offer any details about his discussion with Scott Steiner. He said that next week, a former TNA Champion is going to join Team Jarrett and take on Kevin Nash for advantage in the Lethal Lockdown match.
Match Five - New Japan Jr. Tag Team Title Handicap First Blood Match - The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) (C) vs. Mick Foley - Guest Enforcer - Sting
This was a back and forth match. Chris Sabin mocked Sting during the match and received a Scorpion Deathdrop on the floor. Alex Shelley was hit with a Double Arm DDT and planted with Mr. Socko, which when Foley pulled it out was covered in blood from Shelley's mouth. As referee, Andrew Thomas was about to stop the match, Foley stopped him and grabbed the mic. Foley said he promised to carve Shelley up and that's what he wanted to do. He grabbed his barbed wire baseball bat, and as he was about to use it on Shelley, Sting hit him with a steel chair and busted him open, giving the Guns the win.
Winners Via Drawing First Blood and STILL New Japan Jr. Tag Team Champions - The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin)
After the match, Sting and Mick Foley brawled, as TNA security tried to separate them, rounding out another edition of Impact.
Chris and Bryan Sokol are from Long Island, NY and enjoy tag team reporting for SLAM!