TNA Impact Review 3/26/09

I am so excited for this 20 man Gauntlet match. The only issue I can see is that there is so much action I won’t be able to type as fast as the action is going. I will do my best though.

Jim Cornette is in the ring and says that Sting will take on Mick Foley will be for the TNA World Heavyweight Title. The rules of Lethal Lockdown are explained with the first two combatants having 5 minutes in the cage. Each wrestler will then come in every two minutes, alternating teams.

The Main Event Mafia come in on their own showing the disrespect to the rest of the locker room. Cornette says he assumes Kurt Angle has a question. Kurt asks why do they think everyone will get the same opportunity in the match. He says he has been elected team captain and the MEM will be a team. Kurt goes on to say that no one can stop the Main Event Mafia and there is nothing anyone can do to stop them.

Jeff Jarrett comes out and says he will be in the match tonight. He promises that Angle won’t be a captain. Jarrett throws a right hand at Angle and then all of the wrestlers break up the brawl.

Jeremy Borash is with the Main Event Mafia. Jenna Morasca was being escorted out by Kevin Nash. Angle says that Jarrett won’t make it to the match tonight and is going to go after him with a lead pipe.

TNA X Division Title Match: Suicide (c) vs Kiyoshi w/ Team No Limit

Kiyoshi hits a spinning kick and follows it up with a swinging neck breaker. Kiyoshi follows up with a fore arm strike and continues the offense. Kiyoshi throws Suicide out of the ring and Team No Limit takes him out. Suicide is being outsmarted and outpowered thus far in the match. Kiyoshi tries to hit the splash from the top rope and misses. Suicide connects on a couple kicks and a DDT for a two count. Suicide hits some knees and sends him into Yujiro. Suicide hits his finisher, the Suicide Solution, for the three count. A very good match and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kiyoshi at Lockdown. 3 out of 5 stars.

Angle is in the hall heading to Jarrett’s office as we go to commercial.

Angle gets to the door where he is met by the rest of the locker room to make sure that Angle didn’t get through.

Lauren is with The Beautiful People and Madison Rayne. Angelina Love is happy heard the comment about Awesome Kong and they want the title. Velvet Sky said she passed the test last week, but now she has to rip Kong’s braids. I would like to see her try.

TNA Rough Cut with Brother Ray: He goes through his journey about how he got into the business.

Beer Money Inc. and Team 3D montage is pretty cool.

Mike Tenay is with both teams. Team 3D says how they love Philadelphia and they will walk out the champs. James Storm says that they will be the biggest team ever after the beat Team 3D. Robert Roode says that this is the most important match they have ever had. That will be an awesome match.

Lauren is with Sting and asks about the match and the face to face with him tonight. Sting says he has no idea what to say to him and he hasn’t done much that is logical. He says that if he decides to come armed, then Sting will too.

Lauren is with Mick Foley for his response to Sting. Foley will apologize to Sting. He seems relatively sincere….but it is Mick Foley so who knows.

Awesome Kong (c) and Raisha Saeed vs The Beautiful People w/ Madison Rayne

Velvet Sky and Raisha Saeed are in and Sky is in control early. Velvet Sky tags in Angelina Love and she calls out Awesome Kong. Can anyone say death wish? Kong just starts beating down Love. Velvet Sky receives a choke slam and Kong tags in Saeed. I will admit it I am pleasantly surprised by The Beautiful People and their wrestling skills. Raisha Saeed tries to gain some momentum. Angelina Love hits the Lights Out on Raisha Saeed for the three count. Kong takes out The Beautiful People and Madison Rayne before the hair cut can begin. I was very impressed by The Beautiful People and Awesome Kong. Raisha Saeed hurt this match because she didn’t look too good this week. 2 out of 5 stars. This would have been higher but Saeed killed the match for the other three.

Sting comes out to the ring for the confrontation with bat in hand. Sting calls Foley out to the ring and explain what is going on if he can. Foley comes out to the ring and he says that he doesn’t blame him for being angry. Foley says that it was a misunderstanding. He said that he was under the impression that he was saving Jarrett. This gets a ton of boos from the fans. Sting says it isn’t funny and that he was trying to protect him. Sting says he has left everything in the ring for the wrestlers and for the fans. Sting says that he did what he did out of respect and he is starting to lose it. Foley says that he doesn’t need pity and that the second he hit Sting the tables have turned. He says they aren’t talking about the other show (Wrestlemania for those not sure), the fans are talking about Lockdown. Foley says that they will be making history and he still has something in him. The crowd was noticeably split between Sting and Foley.

Abyss and AJ Styles are heading to the ring and will be the first two in the Gauntlet match.

20 Man Six Sides of Steel Gauntlet Match

I will do my best to keep up.

Entrants: Abyss, AJ Styles, Alex Shelley, “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, Chris Sabin, Matt Morgan, Homicide, Scott Steiner, Consequences Creed, Rhino, Jeff Jarrett, Naito, Kurt Angle, Shane Sewell, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Booker T, Yujiro, “Showtime” Eric Young, Hernandez, Jeff Jarret (since he didn’t truely enter the match before), Samoa Joe

Eliminations: Matt Morgan, Homicide, Alex Shelley, Consequences Creed, Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal, Naito, Shane Sewell, AJ Styles, Booker T, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Abyss, Eric Young, Yujiro, Rhino, Hernandez, Steiner, Jeff Jarrett, Kurt Angle,

Abyss and AJ Styles are the first two entrants and they do have history. Styles goes after Abyss legs but Abyss is just too powerful. Abyss is in control as Styles’ punches aren’t doing much to the monster. Abyss hits Shock Treatment on AJ as Shelley comes out. Abyss powers down Shelley and Styles hits the forearm shot on Abyss. AJ starts to try to go after Alex Shelley. AJ regains control as Jay Lethal comes in. Jay Lethal is now going after Shelley and they trade shots going back and forth in opposite corners as we go to commercial.

Coming back out of commercial, We are told that Sabin came out and then Matt Morgan came out and he cleans house. Abyss hits the Black Hole Slam on Matt Morgan for the three count. Homicide then comes in and hits a series of suplexes and is in control. Everyone is fighting and exhausted as Scott Steiner comes out and takes out everyone as we go to commercial.

Coming out of commercial number 2, Consequences Creed enters as Homicide is eliminated. Lethal Consequences is working together as Rhino comes out. Rhino goes right after Scott Steiner, but no surprise there. Jeff Jarrett comes out, but Angle cuts him off to take him out. Angle grabs a chair and hits Jarrett’s arm. Naito of Team No limit comes into the cage next and hits a beautiful drop kick on Creed. Jarrett appears to have broken his arm. Naito is up on the top rope and misses the twisting Moonsault. Lethal hits the Lethal Combination on Alex Shelley and eliminates him. Angle comes in and makes Creed tap out and the follows with an Olympic slam on Chris Sabin and Jay Lethal, eliminating all three.

Coming out of the third commercial break, Naito was eliminated and Shane Sewell is in. Kurt Angle hits an Olympic slam on Sewell and eliminates him as Sheik Abdul Bashir comes out. AJ rolls Angle up for a two count. Sheki Abdul Bashir earns a two count as well.  Booker T is the next competitor to come out. Booker comes in and goes right after AJ Styles. Booker T hits the Book End on AJ Styles for the three count. Rhino then follows up with a Gore and a three count on Booker T. The next entrant is Yujiro of Team No Limit. Angle hits another Olympic Slam on Bashir and eliminates him just as “Showtime” Eric Young comes in.  Abyss is pinned by Kurt Angle and Scott Steiner to eliminate him. EY takes an Olympic slam and pins Eric Young for the three count. Rhino eliminates the Yujiro and Angle eliminates Rhino.  Hernandez comes out and now has to deal with Angle and Steiner. Super Mex is taking out Angle and Steiner. Hernandez is hit with another Olympic slam and eliminates him. Jarrett gets back into the ring since he didn’t get into the match intially. Jarrett rolls up Angle for a two count. Jarrett hits Steiner with The Stroke and pins him for a three count. Jarrett hits the stroke but the count is broken up by Steiner. Kurt Angle elminates Jeff Jarrett as Samoa Joe gets into the ring. Joe is hit with an Olympic slam but it doesn’t phase Joe. Samoa Joe hits the Muscle Buster and gets the pinfall. Joe and Angle will be the two captains at Lockdown. Incredible match period. The best match I have ever seen on Impact. 5 out of 5 stars.

JB is with Angle and he is obviously upset. He says Jeff Jarrett was eliminated multiple times.  He says that the MEM made a mistake and didn’t end Joe’s career.

Jim Cornette is being harassed by Don West about the whole Jarrett thing.

Samoa Joe says he is only interested in torturing the Main Event Mafia, and he will be bringing his knife to Lethal Lockdown.

Overall Promo: 4 out of 5. This was the best promo Impact I have seen in a while.

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Best Match: 20 Man Gauntlet

Worst Match: Awesome Kong and Raisha Saeed vs The Beautiful People


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