TNA Impact Review 7/23/09

Taz comes out to the ring to start off Impact. Taz says that when he wrestled for ECW, he sustained neck and back injuries that keep him from wrestling. He says he felt like he could do more than what he was doing in the WWE. He says that when he saw Samoa Joe, it took him back and he saw the second coming of Taz.  He says that Joe would show remorse, but Taz wasn’t. He said when they talked, he said that he would take him to the top. He says now that he is with Joe, he is on everyone’s radar. He puts over the mafia and says that Samoa Joe will face Homicide for the X Division gold.

TNA X Division Title Match: Homicide (c) vs Samoa Joe

Both men trade arm drags and Homicide is able to hit the tope con hilo. Homicide rolls Joe into the ring and earns a two count. Joe hits and STJoe and hits the slap/chest kick/ knee drop. Joe hits a snap power slam for a two count. Joe locks in the abdominal stretch in the middle of the ring.  Homicide gets out of the hold and tries to take Joe down with clothes lines, to no avail. Homicide hits a spinning elbow for a one count. Homicide hits Joe with a tornado DDT, but Joe counters with a  belly to belly suplex. Joe hits the ref with a right hand and knocks him down. Homicide went for a Gringo Cutter, but Joe counters into the Cochina Clutch. The ref DQ’d Joe for the shot on Homicide and Joe locks in an armbar on Homicide as Hernandez comes out. He looks like he dropped at least 20 pounds and then gained in muscle.

Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley and he says that he doesn’t know what the future of TNA is going to be like.The Main Event Mafia comes out and Kurt Angle thinks it is funny that everyone is on their best behavior. Angle says no one will be fired, and he says that they will give the fans the best show possible. Angle says that TNA needs the MEM, and to show their appreciation, the tag titles and legends title will be on the line. Angle says that the MEM and the Front Office talked about Mick Foley and how he is just taking up space.

Foley comes out to confront the MEM. Foley says everyone makes mistakes and he said that Angle made him tap. Foley said that he wanted to get out of it for a bit, but decided not to because of how they conned the front office. Foley says that Angle may have been the best wrestler that night, but he has had at least 12 bad nights. Angle says that Foley was working the front office, but now he is the man. Angle says he won’t fire Foley because he says that Foley will grab his office keys if he can. Angle says he will see him later tonight for that match.

Brutus Magnus says that all nations will unite tonight.

TNA Legends Title Match: Kevin Nash vs Amazing Red

Nash bends over and asks Red to hit him. Red lands a series of right hands, but Nash throws him off. Nash throws the rapid fire knees in the corner and then flexes in the middle of the ring. Nash throws Red across the ring, but Red lands a few kicks. Nash hits a huge Jack knife Powerbomb and pins Red for the win.

Lauren is with Hernandez and he says everything has changed around TNA, and that he will be the TNA heavyweight champ. Homicide comes in and then the conversation goes Spanish and I don’t know what they said.

JB is with Foley and he says that his ankle is only sprained. He says that the Tweet n’ Tweak picture with him no matter what. Rocco and Sally Boy say they are here for Foley no matter what.

Lauren is with Tracy Brooks and asks what she has been up to. Brooks said that she will be the ref for the battle royal tonight.

TNA Tag Team Title Match: Scott Steiner and Booker T (c) vs Rocco and Sal

Booker lands a couple chops and hits a super kick to take out Sal. Scott Steiner tags in and hits the belly to belly suplex. Steiner spits in Rocco’s face and Booker T tags in. Sal hits a couple right hands, but Booker T rakes the eyes. Booker T lands a few chops in the corner and hits a big kick, which is good enough for a two count. Scott Steiner hits the Steiner Liner and Sal is out. Steiner lands a few shots in the corner, but Sal is able to get the boot up. Rocco takes out Booker T and slams Scott Steiner. Rocco goes to the top rope and the crowd is hot. Rocco hits the big splash, but Sharmell grabs the ref’s legs just in time to stop the count. Booker T hits Rocco with the Book End and Steiner hits the reverse STO to get the pin.

JB is with Mick Foley and Eric Young. Eric Young says that he should be fighting for the life of TNA. EY says that he is sorry. Foley gives him the final spot on Team Styles in the 10 man tag match.

Lauren is with Tara and she says the reason why she is competing is because she wants to be the best.

TNA Knockout Battle Royal

Winner gets $50,000 and a spot in the MEM.

Referee: Traci Brooks

Participants: ODB, Alyssa Flash, SoJo Bolt, Daffney, Taylor Wilde, Sarita, Awesome Kong, Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, Angelina Love and Tara

Wilde throws Daffney over the top rope and Madison Rayne is press slammed out to the ring. Deaner catches ODB and throws her back into the ring. Wilde kicks Sojo Bolt off the apron to the floor, Tara then repeats the act on Velvet Sky. Kevin Nash comes out to the ring with the check and goes to sit at the announce table as we go to commercial.

After the break, Wilde and Flash were eliminated. Love is out and that leaves Tara, ODB, Sarita, and Awesome Kong. ODB is eliminated by Kong and then does the same with Sarita. Tara and Kong trade shots and Tara tries to wrap her up. Kong and Tara  are thrown over the top rope by Traci Brooks as Tara and Awesome Kong fight on the outside.

Lauren is with The Beautiful People and the talk about how everyone is jealous of them. Cody Deaner comes in and they pretend to talk about how the like him. ODB comes to protect Deaner after getting hit in the nuts and the Beautiful People run off. Lauren is with AJ Styles and he says that the Frontline dropped the ball at Victory Road and tonight they will take back TNA.

10  Man Tag Team Match: Doug Williams, Brutus Magnus, Rob Terry, Kiyoshi & Sheik Abdul Bashir vs Beer Money Inc., Daniels, AJ Styles & Eric Young

EY and Bashir start off the match and Storm tags in. Storm lands a forearm shot and tags in Roode. Beer Money hits the Beer Money suplex and chants. AJ Styles tags in now and he hits a knee drop. Daniels tags in and hits the split legged moonsault for a two count. Daniels hits two right hands on Bashir, but he runs into the arm of Terry. Kiyoshi tags in and hits a sliding clothesline. Terry throws Daniels across the ring and hits a big clothesline. Daniels tries to fight back, but nothing he does affects him. Brutus Magnus is back in and he hits a scoop slam. Williams is in now and he hits a knee drop for a two count. Williams hits a European uppercut, only to run into an ensiguri. Styles and Magnus tag in and Styles clears house. Styles hits the flying forearm for a two count. Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but EY taps him on the shoulder and hits a piledriver. EY then tells Magnus to pin Styles.

JB is with EY and the World Elite and he says that he is the leader and everything will change forever. Foley comes out and attacks EY.

Mick Foley vs Kurt Angle

The First Person to grab the key’s attached to the pole, will get Foley’s office.

Angle and Foley trade shots, but Foley is having issues with his ankle. Angle lands a few shots and this is just a fist fight early. Foley comes back with some right hands of his own. Foley charges into the corner and sends a knee into Angle. Foley goes up the turnbuckle to get to the pole, but is cut off by the God Father. Foley clotheslines Angle out of the ring, but again, Angle is able to knock Foley off the turnbuckle. Angle throws right hands and goes for the pole. Foley catches him and hits a superplex and both men are down as we go to another commercial break.

After the break, Foley hits a double arm DDT and he goes for the sock. Foley locks in the Mandible Claw. Angle is out on the matt, and Foley goes for the keys. The Main Event Mafia come out and attack Mick Foley. Joe comes out to take his shot first and now everyone is in to beat down Foley. Foley is being picked up and Angle slaps him across the face.

Bobby Lashley comes out and the mafia is clapping. Lashley hits Angle and takes out the MEM with clotheslines. The MEM flee up the entrance ramp as Impact ends.


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