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Impact: Hulkamania is running wild
By CHRIS & BRYAN SOKOL - SLAM! Wrestling


Hulkamania is running wild in TNA Wrestling, as we come to you with another edition of the Impact recap. On tonight's episode, we are treated to exclusive Hulk Hogan press conference footage, as well as a main event meeting between Kurt Angle and TNA newcomer, Desmond Wolfe. Plus the Knockouts do battle in tag action, while Rhino takes on Matt Morgan. All that and more on Impact.

The show began with hype for Hulk Hogan's TNA debut.

The Impact opener played, followed by a recap of Desmond Wolfe's attack on Kurt Angle from last week.

Mike Tenay and Taz talked about Hulk Hogan joining TNA and pushed the major announcement taking place later on.

Desmond Wolfe entered the Impact Zone and grabbed a mic. He talked about how he grew up in London and was a fighter. He went off on Kurt Angle, saying that he doesn't need a medal to prove how tough he is. He said that he could have broken Angle's neck last week, but he didn't need to, he already had made his mark. Angle came out and talked about how the young wrestlers in TNA earned his respect, but Wolfe didn't. Angle proposed a street fight for later on to which Wolfe agreed.

Lauren and AJ Styles were shown backstage watching footage of the mystery attack from last week. Samoa Joe walked in and put the blame on Daniels. Styles didn't want to hear any of it, but Joe pressed the issue and said that Daniels was jealous of Styles and wanted his spot in the company.

Awesome Kong was shown trashing Booker T's locker room. Mike Tenay and Taz said that Kong's gone crazy without her handler Riesha Saeed.

Clips were shown of Dixie Carter and TNA officials arriving in New York for the big Hulk Hogan press conference.

Match One - Alissa Flash vs. Tara

Alissa Flash held her own in this match, but Tara was able to pick up the victory with a side slam.

Winner Via Pinfall - Tara

After the match, Awesome Kong came out and hit the Implant Buster on Tara on top of Alissa Flash.

Backstage, Team 3D were shown hanging out, when Rhino walked in and complained about TNA Management's big conspiracy against the veterans of the locker room. Team 3D laughed at Rhino who insisted that something was up.

Match Two - The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin) vs. Team 3D (Brother Ray and Brother Devon)

During this match, Chris Sabin took a urinage from Brother Ray and was knocked out of the match. The bout continued with trainers tending to Sabin on the ring apron. Eventually Alex Shelley locked in a half crab on Brother Devon, who pounded the mat, as the referee called for the bell claiming it was a submission. The announcers stated that it appeared to be a controversial call.

Winners Via Submission - The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin)

Lauren spoke to Scott Steiner, who apologized to Kristal Lashley for not knowing what it's like to be with a real man.

Footage was shown from Hermie's Hotseat with Amazing Red and Don West. West is the perfect manager for Red, he gives him that much needed promo energy.

Match Three - TNA Legends Championship Match - Bobby Lashley vs. Eric Young (C)

Scott Steiner got involved here and continued to hit on Kristal Lashley who was at ringside. The match was thrown out as result of Steiner's shenanigans, allowing Eric Young to retain the belt.

Winner - No Contest - STILL TNA Legends Champion - Eric Young

Following a commercial break, The World Elite was in the ring. Brutus Magnus talked about how The British Invasion is suspended without pay until Turning Point due to their actions last week in the Six Sides of Steel match. Eric Young grabbed the mic and said that he was changing the Legends Championship to the Global Championship. Young said that the two rules for the belt were that it wouldn't be defended on American soil or against American wrestlers. Kevin Nash came out and talked about how Young tried to screw him and said that Sheik Abdul Bashir tried to pay him off in Iranian money. The two bickered, as Beer Money Inc. hit the ring with steel chairs, forcing The World Elite to take a powder. Nash told Young he could run, but he couldn't hide.

Backstage, AJ Styles spoke to Daniels and said that he didn't think Daniels was the guy who attacked him. Daniels was upset that Styles couldn't say for sure. He then said he was going to address the situation with Samoa Joe.

Ring introductions took place for the Six Knockout Tag Team match.

Match Four - Six Knockout Tag Team Match - The Beautiful People (Lacey Von Erich, Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky) vs. ODB, Hamada and Christy Hemme

Lacey Von Erich hit Christy Hemme with a chokeslam and got the pinfall for her team.

Winners Via Pinfall - The Beautiful People (Lacey Von Erich, Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky)

After the match, Awesome Kong made her way to the ring, but Tara caught her and the two engaged in a huge brawl, as security ran in to restore order.

Highlights were shown from the Monsters Ball match between Mick Foley and Abyss at Bound For Glory.

Dr. Stevie hit the ring and challenged Abyss to come out and take him on.

Match Five - No DQ Match - Dr. Stevie vs. Abyss

Abyss was all over Dr. Stevie in this match, hitting the Shock Treatment to get the win.

Winner Via Pinfall - Abyss

After the match, Dr. Stevie attacked Abyss with a kendo stick and choked him. Mick Foley came out and asked for the kendo stick, which he then used on Stevie.

Jeremy Borash tried to speak with Mick Foley backstage, but he had no comment on his actions.

Match Six - Rhino vs. Matt Morgan

Matt Morgan controlled this match for the most part, with Rhino getting an offensive flurry in, before taking the Carbon Footprint.

Winner Via Pinfall - Matt Morgan

After the match, Rhino jumped Matt Morgan and hit with a suplex, followed by a Gore. Hernandez ran out to make the save, as Rhino took the mic and said that nobody was kicking him out of TNA.

Daniels confronted Samoa Joe backstage, who continued to play games. Joe told Daniels that Styles didn't respect him. Joe walked away from the confrontation calmly, as Daniels slammed his hand against a Samoa Joe picture on the wall.

Don West was hyping the upcoming house shows, when he was mugged by Homicide.

Jeremy Borash spoke to Kurt Angle, who talked about his upcoming street fight with Desmond Wolfe. Borash also asked Angle if he thought that Wolfe's attack was the result of someone else trying to get him out of TNA.

AJ Styles was shown laid out and bloodied backstage, as TNA officials and Lauren called for help.

Following a commercial break, Lauren stood by as an ambulance took off with AJ Styles. She said that keep checking the TNA website for updated info on his status.

Match Seven - Street Fight - Desmond Wolfe vs. Kurt Angle

This was a good match to push their story along. Desmond Wolfe caught Kurt Angle with a huge clothesline that knocked him out and forced referee, Earl Hebner to call the match.

Winner Via Referee Stoppage - Desmond Wolfe

After a commercial break, Kurt Angle was shown being stretchered out of the Impact Zone, as a replay of the huge clothesline aired.

The Hulk Hogan press conference was up next. Eric Bischoff introduced Hogan, who in turn introduced Dixie Carter. They both expressed excitement over joining forces, as Hogan said that he was there to bring TNA to the top and was looking forward to getting involved with the company.

Chris and Bryan Sokol are from Long Island, NY and enjoy tag team reporting for SLAM!