TNA Impact Review 5/28/09

X Division Title Match: Suicide (c) vs Amazing Red

Suicide lands a right hand on Red and Red counters with a few near falls. Suicide counters a near fall with a decapitation clothesline. Suicide hits a rolling fireman’s carry to knock Red out of the ring. Red then is caught in a wheelbarrel and sent into the steel guard rail. Suicide rolls Red back in the ring and earns a near fall from a suplex. Suicide then hits Red with a big dropkick and continues the beat down. Suicide hits a scoop slam and a leg drop. Red then hits a tornado DDT, and a ensiguri for a two count. Red goes for the Code Red, but Suicide counters with a suplex of sorts for a two count. Red goes for the InfraRed, but Suicide pokes the eyes and hits the Suicide Solution for the win. This was a fast paced and fun match up to watch. 4 out of 5 stars.

Sting comes out to the ring with the rest of the Main Event Mafia behind. Sting talks about the changes that he will be bringing to the family. He said that some have forgotten the focus of the MEM and he will guide them to the original goal they had. Sting asks if everyone has stayed the course. He kicks out the women from the MEM because of a  distraction they are. He talks about the Main Event Mafia Security and says they are gone as well. He says if anyone has an issue, they should step forward.

Samoa Joe comes out and says he appreciates that he is trying to bring dignity back, but it won’t matter. Joe has been ordered to take out everyone in the mafia until only Kurt Angle is left and he will be killed.

Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley and he will announce the King of the Mountain matches for tonight. He asks what happened at TNA headquarters but Foley walks out.

JB is with the British Invasion. Brutus Magnus says that they are giving the opportunity to get the briefcase for the X Division Title shot in a ladder match. So, Doug Williams will be in a ladder match tonight.

Lauren is with Jenna Morasca and they talk about the situation between her and Sharmell. Sharmell runs in and starts to choke her.

Lauren waiting for Sojourner Bolt, but Dr. Stevie comes in and says that the joke will be on Abyss in the ring during a therapy session.  He says that tonight will be about mind control.

Doug Williams vs Cody Deaner w/ ODB

Deaner tries to go up the ladder very quickly, but Doug Williams hits a back drop to gain control. Williams uses a double underhook lift and sends him into the top turnbuckle. Deaner dives and knocks Williams off the ladder. Williams scoop slams Deaner onto the ladder and drops a knee. A crossbody takes Deaner down with the ladder on top of him. Williams goes for a powerbomb but gets thrown for a backdrop. Deaner sends Williams over the top rope and sends him into Rob Terry and Brutus Magnus . Deaner has the case and is thrown to the floor. After Williams moves the ladder back, he grabs the case for the win.  After the match, Kiyoshi and Sheik Abdul Bashir shake hands. Deaner was impressive, but I don’t know what they will do with his character. 2 out of 5 stars.

JB is with Jeff Jarrett and asks him about Foley and Eric Young. Jarrett says maybe he overlooked EY, but he will get his full attention tonight.

Dr. Stevie is in the ring and calls out Abyss. Stevie says that everyone has addictions and theirs is pain, violence, and the flowing of blood. He says Abyss choke slamed him into thumbtacks and that Abyss is unfit for society. Stevie says the process must start all over again and Abyss must put the straight jacket back on. Stevie grabs a kendo stick, but Lauren runs out. Lauren threatens to hit Lauren, and Raven comes to the ring. Raven grabs the kendo stick and hits Abyss with it repeatedly. Lauren covers Abyss as Stevie says that therapy is over.

JB is with Raven and asked why he is back. He gives a bunch of reasons and walks off.

TNA Knockout Title Match: Angelina Love (c) / Kip James, Madison Rayne, and Velvet Sky vs Sojourner Bolt

Sojo Bolt uses a couple of quick rollups and Love counters with raining punches down in the corner. Love hits a big kick for a two count. Sojo hits a Samoan Drop and the two meet in the ring and Bolt lands a couple right hands. Sojo hits a flapjack, but because of the distraction by Madison Rayne, Love is able to hit the Makeover for the three count. Love grabs a mic and says that this was another outstanding performance. Love asks why Kip is back and fires him again and tells security to take Kip away. Lisa Marie Varon aka Victoria comes out to the ring and takes out Rayne and Sky. She hits love with a couple right hands and a Widow’s Peak. She accepts the challenge. This was a good match. 3 out of 5 stars.

JB is with EY and asks why he is so hard on Double J. Young says that tonight Jarrett will be forced to take notice of Eric Young.

JB is with the Motor City Machine Guns and Lethal Consequences. They are talking about who is Suicide. Jay Lethal is Hilarious.

Mick Foley comes out to the ring to discuss what happened at the meetings at TNA headquarters. He says that Samoa Joe will be up against Kevin Nash in Lethal Lockdown. He says that Foley will be in action at the very least monthly. He says he had the fortitude to hang on to the belt. He talks about how unfair the King of the Mountain Match. Foley says that the only way he stays champion is to defend it yearly after Slammiversary.

JB is with AJ Styles and Daniels and they say that the match is something they knew was coming. Daniels says he wants to prove his worth. Samoa Joe comes and appologizes to AJ and Daniels and he wants to go back the way they were. AJ won’t talk until after the match.

King of the Mountain Qualifing Match: Jeff Jarrett vs Eric Young

Jarrett goes to shake EY’s hand, but Young ignores it. Jarrett hits a drop kick and then eats one of his own. EY hits a clothesline and earns a two count. EY hits an inverted atomic drop and a forearm shot for another near fall. EY goes for a sunset flip, but Double J counters into two rollups. Jarrett goes for the figure four, but EY reverses it into a near fall. EY catches Jarrett in the air and powerbombs him down. Ey hits a scoop slam, but then misses a moonsault. Jarrett hits the Stroke for a two count. Jarrett rolls through a wheelbarrow for the three count. EY is livid, but offers his hand. Jarrett shakes EY’s hand and calls EY back into the ring and they share a hug. EY takes Jarrett out from behind and stomps on his hamstring. This was a good message and great heel turn. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

JB is with Eric Young and asks what happened. EY tells him to ask Jarrett if he will forget the match.

Team 3D is out to award Beer Money Inc. as the winners of the tournament. Brother Ray starts a “Beer Money” chant and congratulates them for the job they did at Sacrifice. Team 3D presents the trophies and the check. Robert Roode thanks them and that they are willing to give them the shot to be the best tag team in the world. Team 3D and Beer Money chug beer in bottles and the trophies as both celebrate.

King of the Mountain Qualifing Match: AJ Styles vs Christopher Daniels

The two shake hands and we are underway. AJ puts Daniels in a headlock and Daniels hits a hip toss and arm drag to get out of it. Daniels hits a drop kick to take Styles down. AJ floats over Daniels and dropkicks him out side. AJ goes for a slingshot over to the apron and hits a springboard moonsault to take out Daniels.

Coming out of the commercial, Styles hits a neckbreaker for a two count and goes for reverse chin lock. Daniels takes AJ and hits a swinging neckbreaker on the second rope. He then hits a split legged moonsault to take Styles out on the floor. Daniels goes for a cross body and Styles counters with the flying fore arm. Styles hits a series of clotheslines but Daniels counters some back and forth action with a blue thunder bomb. Daniels powers AJ down and goes for the BME. Styles moves and hits the Pele. Styles goes for the Styles Clash and Daniels went for the Angels Wings, but AJ rolls Daniels up for the three count. The two shake hands and Shane Douglas comes through the crowd and hits Daniels with a steel chain. AJ comes to protect Daniels as Dougleas runs back out through the crowd. This was an awesome match. 5 out of 5 stars.

Overall Promo Rating: 4 out of 5

Overall Rating: 3.58 out of 5 stars.

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