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Impact: Jarrett makes an easy decision and a tough call
By CHRIS & BRYAN SOKOL - SLAM! Wrestling


Lockdown is almost upon us, but before we head to Philly, we need to make one more stop in the Impact Zone to determine which team will have the advantage going into Lethal Lockdown. Also on Impact, mixed tag action takes center stage as Abyss and Daffney team up to take on Cody Deaner and ODB. Plus a few extreme alumni return to TNA to confront Beer Money Inc.

A package was shown hyping the Lethal Lockdown match, as well as Jeff Jarrett's decision on who the fourth and final member of Team Jarrett is going to be.

The Impact opener aired, followed by Mike Tenay's hyping of Jeff Jarrett's mystery teammate taking on Kevin Nash in the final match of the Lethal Lockdown Advantage Series.

AJ Styles made his way into the Impact Zone and said that he'd been hearing a lot of rumors backstage and he wasn't accusing Jeff Jarrett of anything, but he wanted him to come out and make sure they were all on the same page for Lockdown. Jarrett came out and said he was insulted that Styles would even question him. Jarrett said that he offered Styles the captain position and asked if he would've done that if he planned on turning on him. Styles told Jarrett he didn't use the word "turn," but Jarrett fired back, saying that's what Styles meant. Jarrett said that he gave Styles a lot of opportunities and that he would see what type of leader he was later on when the fourth member is revealed. The Main Event Mafia came out next, with Kurt Angle saying that the doctor wouldn't clear Kevin Nash to wrestle until Lockdown because of his elbow, so he wanted to replace him in the match. Styles claimed that they should win by forfeit, as Angle questioned who was in charge. Jarrett stepped in and allowed the substitution as Styles looked on upset with the decision.

A package was shown to hype Suicide and the TNA X Division Championship match at Lockdown.

Lauren spoke to Sheik Abdul Bashir, Team No Limit and Kiyoshi. Bashir did his usual ranting.

Match One - Triple Threat Match - Homicide w/ Hernandez vs. Chris Sabin w/ Alex Shelley vs. Naito w/ Yujiro, Kiyoshi and Sheik Abdul Bashir

Mike Tenay and Don West pointed out that LAX still have their Feast or Fired briefcases. They also talked about the Eric Young vs. Danny Bonaduce match that will take place on the pre-show, that will air on tnawrestling.com. Homicide finished off Naito to get the win in this match-up.

Winner Via Pinfall - Homicide

Balls Mahoney and Brother Runt were shown arriving at the Impact Zone.

Backstage, Abyss talked to Jim Cornette about Dr. Stevie, when ODB and Cody Deaner walked into the office. ODB complained about being in a cage match at Lockdown and also about how she hasn't wrestled on Impact lately. Cornette told Abyss and ODB to find partners and they could have a mixed tag team match later on.

Mike Tenay did a sit-down interview with Jeff Jarrett, who talked about how it was a dream of his to bring Mick Foley to TNA. Tenay said that there is a Jarrett vs. Cactus Jack match on the new TNA Jeff Jarrett DVD. Jarrett said it's a problem that he doesn't know when Foley is showing up to work and when Cactus Jack is. Tenay asked about Scott Steiner. Jarrett said that Steiner was always a favorite of his late wife Jill's. He said that the business pulled them apart a bit, but he is realizing that he needs to take care of himself because he has three daughters at home who depend on him.

Jeremy Borash spoke to Kurt Angle and Scott Steiner in the backstage area, while Kevin Nash flirted with Jenna Morasca. Angle guaranteed victory in his Lethal Lockdown Advantage match.

A package was shown recapping The Beautiful People's recent haircuttings.

Match Two - Six Knockout Tag Team Match - Awesome Kong, Riesha Saeed and Taylor Wilde vs. Madison Rayne and The Beautiful People (Angelina Love and Velvet Sky)

This match started on the entrance ramp as The Beautiful People were making their way to the ring. Awesome Kong hit the Implant Buster on Angelina Love to get the win.

Winners Via Pinfall - Awesome Kong, Riesha Saeed and Taylor Wilde

After the match, Awesome Kong pulled out some scissors and attempted to cut Angelina Love's hair, until Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne made the save. The Beautiful People then beat on Kong, Saeed and Wilde with the TNA Knockouts Championship belt. They even cut some of Kong's hair. Kong was able to fight back a bit, until she got sprayed in the eyes by Sky, leaving the Beautiful People to stand tall.

After a commercial break, Mike Tenay and Don West recapped what just happened .

Backstage, Kong and Saeed were shown going crazy.

Don West promoted the upcoming events, as well as Danny Bonaduce's match against Eric Young on the Lockdown pre-show.

A Rough Cuts segment was shown on Team 3D.

Lauren interviewed Team 3D, who hyped their match with Beer Money Inc. at Lockdown. Brother Runt and Balls Mahoney walked in and pumped up 3D, talking about how happy they were that they were coming back to Philly. They ran through a list of ECW stars with Brother Ray asking about Heyman to a good laugh.

Match Three - Mixed Tag Team Match - Abyss and Daffney vs. Cody Deaner and ODB

ODB and Daffney went at it, until Daffney tagged in Abyss, leading to ODB tagging in Cody Deaner. Abyss roughed up Deaner and put him down with the Black Hole Slam.

Winners Via Pinfall - Abyss and Daffney

After the match, Matt Morgan came in and attacked Abyss.

Mick Foley was shown walking backstage, as Mike Tenay hyped Foley interviewing Cactus Jack after the commercial break.

Jeremy Borash spoke to Scott Steiner and asked him about his conversations with Jeff Jarrett. Steiner said they were private, but that Jarrett's actions at the end of the night would do the talking.

Mick Foley entered the Impact Zone, with two chairs placed in the ring. Foley began talking, going in and out as Mick Foley and Cactus Jack, to the point where he began hitting himself. Sting came out and questioned Foley's sanity. He said that he believes that Foley believes in what he doing in the ring. Foley continued to go in and out, switching personalities. Sting was interrupted by the Main Event Mafia's theme and as he turned his back, Jack attacked him. He grabbed the mic and said he could cue whatever theme he wants because he owns the place. He called for Curry Man's theme, which played as he dropped elbows on Sting. He called for Shark Boy's theme next, followed by Sting's. As Sting's lighting and music went on, Foley grabbed a barbed wire baseball bat and again stated that he could do whatever he wanted to because he runs TNA. He said that at Lockdown he wants to tear Sting apart, before ending his rant with a "Have a Nice Day!"

Backstage, Beer Money Inc. attacked and Balls Mahoney and Brother Runt. Mahoney was bleeding by the time he made his way into the Imapct Zone. Beer Money Inc beat on both ECW alumni with steel chair shot after steel chair shot. They eventually busted Brother Runt open as well. They placed a table in the ring and powerbombed Brother Runt through it, before Team 3D came out and made the save, forcing Robert Roode and James Storm to retreat. After the commercial break, Team 3D yelled at Beer Money Inc, who were standing on the entrance ramp. During this time, Mahoney and Runt were being treated by the medical staff. Brother Ray told Roode and Storm that at Lockdown, their match was now going to be a Philadelphia Street Fight. Tenay said that this meant the doors of the Six Sides of Steel would be opened and Beer Money Inc would have Philadelphia after them.

A package was shown to hype Lockdown, as Mike Tenay and Don West went over the card.

Lauren spoke to AJ Styles who was watching a monitor in the backstage area. He said that he didn't know who the fourth member of Team Jarrett was, and said that he feels that sometimes Jeff Jarrett is with the team and sometimes he's not. He said that Jarrett built TNA on integrity and said that he predicted that same integrity would be shown later on.

Jeff Jarrett was shown walking backstage.

Kurt Angle made his way into the Impact Zone, followed by Jeff Jarrett, as Lauren and AJ Styles watched the monitor backstage. Jarrett said that he promised to show what kind of leader he was and said that sometimes he has to make tough decisions and sometimes he has to make easy decisions and that this was an easy decision. He introduced the fourth member of Team Jarrett as the returning, Christopher Daniels. Backstage, Styles was overwhelmed and hugged Lauren in joy.

Match Four - Lethal Lockdown Advantage Match - Kurt Angle vs. Christopher Daniels

Mike Tenay talked about how AJ Styles named his children after Christopher Daniels. This was a good back and forth match, that saw both men exchange control. A roll through pin attempt by Daniels looked to have earned him the win, but a post match review by Jeff Jarrett proved otherwise and Angle was awarded the victory.

Winner Via Pinfall after a Reversed Decision - Kurt Angle - Team Angle wins the Advantage Series 2-1

Like it says, Christopher Daniels was awarded the win by referee, Rudy Charles, as from his vantage point, it looked as though Kurt Angle was pinned. Angle flipped out after the match and grabbed Charles as Earl Hebner, Mark "Slick" Johnson and Jim Cornette tried to separate them. Cornette said that he saw something different than Charles watching from the backstage area and he might have had to do something about it. Angle told him to reverse the decision and called him a stupid SOB. Cornette got upset and said the decision stood. Angle grabbed him and called out Jeff Jarrett. Mike Tenay said that Jarrett was headed to the production truck.

After a commercial break, the Main Event Mafia had made their way to the ring, as Jeff Jarrett also made his entrance into the Impact Zone. Jarrett asked for the replay of the finish to be shown on the TNA tron. From a different angle it was shown that both competitors shoulders were on the mat and that Angle kicked out at two. Jarrett said again that some decisions were easy for him to make and some were hard and with that being said, he was reversing the decision to give the win to Angle. Angle hugged Jarrett, who walked away in disgust, as the Main Event Mafia celebrated and AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels and Jim Cornette complained. Samoa Joe came out next and was charging the ring and Mike Tenay and Don West said goodnight, rounding out another episode of Impact.

Chris and Bryan Sokol are from Long Island, NY and will be covering the TNA Lockdown PPV for SLAM!