TNA Impact Review 3/19/09

I like the dynamic between Mike Tenay and Don West. The heel commentator has been missing from wrestling for far too long.

One thing I am curious to see is the Team 3D/ Beer Money Inc storyline.

The Main Event Mafia is heading to the ring. Scott Steiner is with them wearing a mask. Kurt Angle has the mic. He says Sting showed his true colors at Destination X when had his hand held up by Mick Foley. Sting says he owes Kurt nothing. Nash agrees, but he owes the mafia something.

After some garbage from Angle, Jeff Jarrett comes out to say that Angle has no part in making matches. Angle says its just Jarrett and Angle protecting Sting. Angle says Sting has no integrity. Angle goes on and calls Sting a liar. Sting grabs the mic and says he would love to be in the ring with the Foley, Jarrett, and Angle, but it isn’t possible.

Foley comes to the ring and says that he is a wrestler deep down and he is in for a match tonight. Jarrett says it isn’t what Mick wants. Angle thinks it is what Jarrett wants and challenges Jeff. Angle tells Jeff to man up. Jeff says ok and it ends tonight. It will be Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley vs Kurt Angle and Sting.

The Motor City Machine Guns vs Team No Limits w/ Kiyoshi

Sabin and Yujiro will start off. The Guns go to work early, but a blind tag allows Naito, which leads to some very intricate double team moves. Sabin hits a tornado DDT on Yujiro and Shelley is tagged in. After a double team move, Shelley gets a two count. Shelley hits Sabin with a clothesline. Yujiro tags out and Naito hits some interesting moves ending with a two count on Sabin. After a flurry of signature moves, Sabin and Shelley double team Nito. Sabin hits a hurricanrana, but Naito rolls through for the three count. Good Match with a solid finish. 3 out of 5.

After the match, Beer Money take Team No Limits out. Robert Roode calls out Team 3D and they come out. Robert Roode says that Storm and he respects Team 3D. Roode lists the accomplishments and says that no one takes Beer Money seriously. At Lockdown, Beer Money Inc. will face Team 3D and beat them to gain the respect they deserve. Brother Ray says that at Lockdown there will be the New Japan Tag Titles on the line as well. There will be a title unification match at Lockdown between Team 3D and Beer Money Inc.

Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett and they are arguing about the match tonight. Foley says that he didn’t get involved in TNA not to wrestle. He wants just a little match here and there to be ok. Foley wants to do the match for the right reasons and Jarrett should too.

Recap of One Night with ODB which leads to the Knockout tag team match. Cody Deaner is in attendance, remember what I said in my preview: look for Deaner to get involved.

Raisha Saeed and Awesome Kong vs Taylor Wilde and ODB

ODB and Saeed will start us off. Fairly slow start with ODB getting control of Saeed. Wilde comes in and hits a huricanrana and tags in ODB. Saeed reverses a whip and sends ODB into the corner. Kong is tagged in and she goes to work on ODB. Saeed hits a curb stomp, which is good enough for a two count. ODB and Saeed hit a double clothesline, with both trying to make a tag. Wilde and Kong are tagged in and a missle dropkick from Wide finally knocks Kong down. Kong goes for a press slams and Wilde rolls her up for a three count. Another solid match. 3 out of 5 stars.

After the match,Kong hits the Implant Buster on ODB and goes for an Awesome Bomb. Cody Deaner hits the ring and eventually gets Kong to back off.

JB is with Angle and starts kissing up immediately. JB wants to share some notes with Angle. He goes over his notes of what happened in the match with all involved in the match at Destination X. JB asks if Angle thinks his actions are the reason why he lost.

Sheik Abdul Bashir vs Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe charges the ring and just destroys Bashir. Joe uses the announce table as a weapon and he hauls Bashir out of the Impact Zone. This is a mirror image of what happened at Destination X with Steiner. We may or may not have an entire roster with masks in the near future. The match was thrown out so I won’t give it a rating. The only issue I have is that Joe hasn’t been in a match. Since he’s one of my favorite wrestlers, it is bothersome.

Lauren is with the Beautiful People. Cute Kip has been placed on “probation,” meaning he is done in a wrestling role with TNA. Angelina Love says that they are the most beautiful people to grace the world. The Beautiful People are initiating Madison Rayne into Mi Pi Sexy. This could get very interesting very quickly.

Jim Cornette introduces the new TNA Legends Champion AJ Styles. He is the first grand slam champion. Cornette congratulates AJ as there are “AJ” chants in the crowd. AJ Styles says that this is a huge step for the Frontline. AJ Styles says that he will give anyone who deserves it a chance at the title. Booker T comes out and says he is the true champion…i think. AJ says he has no idea and says Booker T doesn’t deserve it. Sharmell says he will get the title on his own time. I understood Sharmell slightly more than Booker.

Madison Rayne with The Beautiful People vs The Governor

Madison Rayne has control early, but the Governor rolls her up into a sharpshooter. She then hits a cross body block for a two count. The Governor hits a swinging neckbreaker and starts to gain momentum. She is hit with a hip bump, which is good enough for a two count. After more interference from the Beautiful People, Madison Rayne goes for a suplex and the Governor rolls her up into a small package for the three count. Not a terrible match, but so far the worst tonight. 1.5 out of 5 stars.

Angelina Love comes in after the match and hits the Lights Out. Madison Rayne then grabs scissors and cut a chunk of the Governor’s hair off.

Samoa Joe has Bashir rigged upside down and he says no one wants Bashir here. He tells Bashir to go back where he comes from and to tell the others not to interfere with his plan. Joe then uses Bashir as a Pinata, but instead of a bat, he uses a kendo stick. Who knew torture could be this entertaining?

TNA Roughcut with Brother Devon: Another great segment.

Kurt Angle and Sting vs Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley

Jarret and Angle start off the match. Remember, I don’t expect Angle to tag in Sting so look for that. Tenay announces that there will be a 20 man Gaunlet in the Six Sides of Steel to determine the team captains for Lethal Lockdown. Foley is in now and he out wrestled Angle. Foley is attacked by Main Event Mafia security. Team 3D comes out to take care of Rocco and Sal. Angle hits Foley with a chair and an Angle Slam. Jarrett is calling for help as we go to commercial,

Coming out of the commercial, Angle is working on Foley’s right leg. Sting tries to tag in but Angle pulls away. Angle pulls Foley up after two, and Sting gets in his face. Angle takes out Sting, but Jarrett goes after Angle. Jarrett takes out the ref, which allows Angle to grab a chair. Sting takes the guitar out of Jarrett’s hand, but is hit by a chair courtesy of Mick Foley. Great match and a definite show stopper. 4 out of 5 stars. I think the finish will lead to Foley/ Sting at Lockdown.

Sting is up and looking extremely confused. He grabs the mic and tells Foley that he has been hit twice with a chair. The challenge is official from Sting to Foley. JB asks Foley and he accepts the challenge. Foley says Sting inspired him and that Sting said Foley had enough. Foley says he will tear Sting apart.


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