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TNA Impact Review 4/9/09

Posted in News, TV show reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2009 by biggman621

The Main Event Mafia heads the ring to address TNA management. Sting gets on the mic and says he wants to talk to Jeff Jarrett. Double J is in the ring and asks Sting what he wants. Sting asks who is running the company him or Mick Foley. Sting wants some revenge on Foley for him pulling rank. Sting says that if Mick is running the show then let everyone know. Jarrett says that he runs the company. Sting says it’s only fair if he does the same thing Foley did to Sting last week. Double J asks why he is questioning his authority. Sting says he is the TNA champion and wants to use some pull. Scott Steiner gets the mic and says that he told Jarrett about this last week. Jarrett says that the road Steiner wants him to take isn’t an option.

The Motor City Machine Guns come out and everyone looks confused. Alex Shelley has a mic in his hand and says that he and Chris Sabin were playing video games in the back and their hearts go out to Sting. He also says that Foley is the boss, not Jarrett. Shelley goes on to say that he wants revenge for the humiliation he went through this week on Thanksgiving. He asks Jeff Jarrett what he thinks. Jarrett gives Sabin and Shelley the match.

Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley to get his reaction. He says that he is in shock, and likes the match he will be in.

JB is with Foley and Jarrett. Foley says that he booked a heck of a main event and wants to “tweak” the match. JB asks Jarrett why he hasn’t been himself lately. Continue reading

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TNA Impact Review 4/2/09

Posted in News, TV show reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2009 by biggman621

This should be a good episode.

Jeff Jarrett comes to the ring to address the Lethal Lockdown match. He talks about what happened last week with Samoa Joe not wanting to be the captain of the team. He names AJ Styles to be the captain of Team TNA. Styles says thanks but no thanks. He wants on the team, but doesn’t want to be captain. Styles says that he thinks Jarrett to be the captain, and they will win. Jarrett agrees and Scott Steiner comes out. Steiner tells Jarrett that AJ is right and takes a shot at the locker room. Steiner says that Jeff Jarrett and the MEM are the same.  Steiner brings up Jill (Jarrett’s wife who recently passed away) to protect his kids. He asked Jarrett who could he trust with his girls. Styles says that Jeff can trust the rest of the roster and his heart.  AJ challenges Steiner to the Lethal Lockdown Advantage Challenge match.This leads me to believe the “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels will be the final man at Lethal Lockdown.  You heard it here first.

Jeremy Borash is with the Main Event Mafia and asks about Steiner asking Jarrett into the mafia. He says it was the plan all along. Kurt Angle says that he will apologize to Sting tonight. He says that the last thing TNA needs is another person to invest their money in the company.

Lauren is with Sheik Abdul Bashir and he says that TNA management needs to worry because the USA will fall.

Lethal Consequences and LAX vs Sheik Abdul Bashir, Kiyoshi, and Team No Limit

Bashir and Homicide will start of the match. Homicide tags in Hernandez and Super Mex goes to work. Super Mex tags in “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal and Bashir drags Lethal into his corner. Yujiro tagges in and poses to the crowd. Kiyoshi is tagged in and hits a cross body block for a two count.  Lethal tags in Consequences Creed and he has right hands for Kiyoshi. Suicide dives from Jay Lethal and Homicide. Hernandez joins them outside levaing Bashir and Creed in the ring.  Sheik Abdul Bashir hits the DDT and pins Creed. A great match that needed to go longer. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

JB is with Jarrett and Mick Foley. Jarrett says that he regrets Foley buying into TNA. He says Foley is ridiculous. Foley is off his rocker.  Jarrett says he doesn’t understand that why Foley hit Sting.  Foley says that he has a big decision.

JB is with Jim Cornette and Team 3D.  Team 3D asks Jim Cornette if he will keep his promise. Rocco and Sal tell Cornette that they want Team 3D in the ring tonight.

The Beautiful People come out and talk to Mike Tenay and Don West at the announce table. They say that Taylor Wilde will be recieving a hair cut.

Mike Tenay is sitting with Foley for an exclusive interview and asks about what happened between him and Sting. He says that something snapped inside him and he may be selling himself short. He is talking about a huge elbow from high heights. Foley says that he never thought about the championship, but the action in the Impact Zone is infectious. Foley says that why not win the title?  Foley seems out of his mind.

Abyss’ therapy session with Dr. Stevie: This is another good episode. Dr. Stevie says that he shouldn’t have used weapon. The Doomsday Chamber of Blood  match will be Abyss and Matt Morgan at Lockdown. Dr. Stevie then physically abuses Abyss. This is an interesting twist in the storyline.

TNA Roughcut with Team 3D: Another great insight into the world of Team 3D.

Rocco and Sal vs Team 3D

James Storm and Robert Roode are at the announcers table.  I smell a Beer Money Inc. face turn. Rocco and Brother Ray start off. Ray and Sal go at it and it isn’t looking good. Big Rocco goes airborne and hits a splash on Brother Ray. Rocco and Sal are taking it to Brother Ray. Brother Ray hits a Book End on Sal. Devon is tagged in and Devon is clearing house. Devon gets a two count as Rocco hits a scoop slam. Rocco goes up to the top rope, but is met by Team 3D. Sal is hit with the 3D for the three count. Roode gives them the thumbs up. Beer Money comes in and hits Rocco and Sal as they beat up on Team 3D.  Beer Money hands the IWGP tage titles to Team 3D and leave the ring. The match wasn’t that good. 2 out of 5 stars.

JB is with Foley and he sees Samoa Joe. Joe says Mick can give him the MEM.

Lauren is with Beer Money and asks what happened there. Roode says that Beer Money is serious and that at Lockdown they want Team 3D at their best. From now until Lockdown, Beer Money has Team 3D’s backs.

Kurt Angle comes out to the ring with the rest of the Main Event Mafia to apologize to Sting.  Angle says he questioned everything about Sting and spit in his face. He says that he was wrong and apologizes. Angle extends his hand and Sting says that a simple handshake isn’t going to cut it.  Sting says the Angle is the biggest spoiled rotten brat in TNA. Sting says he isn’t buying into the apology. Sting walks out of the ring as Kevin Nash grabs the mic. Nash asks him what happened to turning the other cheek. Nash says that Angle needs him and he is the only one that can make it right.

Foley’s music hits as he appears up in the rafters. He says he has been getting acquainted with an old friend. By old friend, he means a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire. He says that to make sure Sting is ready for Lockdown, Sting will have to face Samoa Joe.

Dr. Stevie is now with the Governor: This was slightly odd with the Governor becoming Daffney again.  This is going to be interesting with Daffney returning to her old self.

Madison Rayne w/ Angelina Love and Velvet Sky vs Taylor Wilde

The Beautiful People push Wilde in the ring and Rayne drops her across the rope. Wilde hits a calf kick for a two count. Madison Rayne counters with a few knee strikes and a swinging neck breaker. Bridging suplex by Wilde gets a two count.  Wilde with an interesting roll up and gets the pin.  The Beautiful People try to cut Wilde’s hair but she escapes.  The Beautiful People then tell Rayne to go after her. A very good Knockout match. 3 out of 5 stars.

We come out of commercial with The Beautiful People cutting Wilde’s hair. AJ Styles and Scott Steiner are on their way to the ring.

Lauren is with Jenna Morasca and asks about what Kurt said. Nash comes out and says that Angle said she was the hotest thing he’s ever seen and they walk out.

Lethal Lockdown Advantage Challenge match: AJ Styles vs Scott Steiner

Steiner uses the power game and knocks Styles with a shoulder block. AJ counters a whip into the corner with a reverse atomic drop and a clothesline. After a slew of hay makers, Steiner hits a scoop slam.  Stiener goes for a scoop slam, but as AJ is countering, Stiener hits him with a low blow.

We come out of commercial with AJ and Steiner down. Styles and Steinergoe shot for shot, leading to a bridging suplex for a two count. Styles went for a huracanrana, but Steiner countered into a powerbomb for a two count. AJ hits a back breaker and goes for the flying forearm, but the ref was in the way. Angle slides in a chair and Steiner swings at him, but AJ Styles hits the Pele. Jarrett goes after Angle, Jarret grabs the chair from Styles. Stiener plants AJ’s face on the chair and earns the three count. The MEM have a 1-0 advantage. A very good match that had me guessing. 4 out of 5 stars.

JB is with Sting and asks about his match with Samoa Joe tonight. Sting says the win, lose, or draw, he will survive and next week Foley will pay.

Sting vs Samoa Joe

Joe runs into the ring and goes right after Sting. A lot of back and forth action but Joe gets the better of it and throws the ref. Joe hits the Muscle Buster on Sting and then uses the choke. Booker T comes in, and Joe drills him.  Joe goes for the chair and slides it into the ring. Sharmell is begging Joe to stop, but he takes Sharmell out of the Impact Zone. A great spot but not a match.

Overall Promo Rating: 4 out of 5 stars.

Best Match: AJ Styles vs Scott Steiner

Worst Match: Team 3D vs MEM Security (Rocco and Sal)

Overall Rating:3.3 out of 5 stars.

TNA Destination X Review

Posted in PPV Events/ Live Event Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2009 by biggman621

I am very eager to see what happens in this pay per view. If you want to know my predictions  and what to look for, just scroll down a couple posts.

The Beautiful People and Madison Rayne vs Roxxi, Taylor Wilde, and The Governor

The Governor and Velvet Sky will be starting the match off.  Thereis a sign at ringside that says “Botchmania = This Match.” I am not entirely convinced that this match is a good show of that so far.  Angelina Love tags in Madison Rayne and The Beautiful People are isolating Roxxi in the corner.  Roxxi hits a sitout powerbomb on Love and tags in Wilde. Taylor Wilde cleans house and only gets a two count on Madison Rayne. The Governor goes over the top rope to take out Love and Sky. Taylor Wilde hits a bridging suplex for the three count. This wasn’t a bad match just too short. 2 out of 5 stars

During an interview with Lauren, the CG guy screwed up and put a Magnus graphic.

Magnus Open Challenge: Brutus Magnus vs Eric Young

Brutus Magnus issues the open challenge again and Eric Young answers the call. A naval officer comes into the ring and is special guest ring announcer.  I always enjoy EY matches so I am expecting nothing different.

Magnus takes control early and EY is getting tossed around like a rag doll. Magnus is calling for a finish and goes for a splash and misses. At least, I think i was a splash. EY hits the Death Valley Driver for the two count. EY hits a top rope elbow for a two count. The two trade pin attempts with no luck. EY gets cut off on the top rope. Magnus hits the Tormentum from the second rope for the pinfall victory.  This was a typical squash match, meant for nothing except to give Magnus a win.  Still, not a terrible match. 3 out of 5 stars.

Sheik Abdul Bashir says that he deserves to be in the ppv tonight. He claims it is a race thing. No surprise here. Jim Cornette comes to ringside and tells Bashir he will answer his questions.  Cornette says he isn’t in the show because no one likes him.  He says Bashir’s mouth is the problem, and tells him to leave the building. Cornette calls Officer Neil into the ring to sing “God Bless America.” Neil can’t sing for his life. Even the members of Milli Vanilli are saying “good god,  make him stop.”

10,000 Thumbtacks Match: “The Blueprint” Matt Morgan vs Abyss

Normally, I would be suprised that this match is so close to the beginning, but with the rest of the card as is, it makes sense. The way you win is if you go directly into the tacks.

Don West, by defending Bashir’s right to speak, is serving as almost the blunt logic side of the broadcast team, which should lend into his heel persona. I got to admit I like it.

Morgan starts the match in complete control. Abyss moves the two thumbtack trays to the ring. Well, I know what the out come will be now. It is just a matter of how we get there now.  Morgan regains control and grabs the bag of thumbtacks. Morgan tries to put Abyss’s face into the tacks. Abyss hits the splash in the corner twice and goes for the second bag of tacks. “We want tacks” chants can be heard in the background. Morgan hits the Carbon Footprint, and goes to get a chair. Abyss sends Morgan into the chair and takes out the second bag of tacks. Abyss is going to try a powerbomb  but Abyss counters Morgan’s clothesline into a black hole slam. The bag Abyss brought contained glass. Matt Morgan is on the edge, but we know whats going to happen. Morgan hits the Carbon Footprint on Abyss, sending him onto the trays of tacks like i thought. A match that could have been good, ended up being extremely predictable. 1 out of 5 stars.

One Night with ODB finals:

I have rooted for Shark Boy since the start. The couple of ODB and Shark Boy would be absolutely hilarious.  ODB looks as gone as ever, but she looks a lot better then if she was wrestling. She looks more like she did when I saw her live. Jeremy Borash is out to do some commentary. This should be hilarious. The three finalists are Cody Deaner (sounds oddly like Tommy Dreamer: coincidence?), Shark Boy, and Bernie Weber.

ODB wants to know why he should win. Deaner says he only needs 60 minutes with her. Shark Boy says he only needs 23 minutes and can do it twice. Weber says he has money, pretty weak.

Next thing they do is dance. We have a dance off folks. JB will call the moves. Weber is first and does the worst dance EVER. Shark Boy is next and apparently ODB got finned. Cody Deaner is up next and he dedicates the dance to Dale Earnhardt. Dale Sr. is turning in his grave here. JB’s commentary is just awesome.

The fans boo Weber out of the ring. Shark Boy gets a huge pop, and Deaner only gets a small cheer. ODB picks Deaner for the night with ODB. The cameras will capture every moment. If you just like a good laugh, one word describes this segment, EPIC. If you are just into the wrestling, well, at least Borash and Shark Boy were funny.

TNA Knockout Championship Match: Awesome Kong (c) vs Sojourner Bolt

I really don’t know how to feel about this match. I really don’t think Sojo deserves a title shot, but then again, that’s just my opinion. Within a minute, it is pretty obvious that Kong will retain. Sojo got a whole 5 moves in that were remotely offensive. This was a hard match to watch and I will admit it, I’m kind of disappointed with the ppv so far. Awesome Kong retains the title because of the Awesome Bomb.  1 out of 5 stars.

Samoa Joe vs. Scott Steiner

Samoa Joe/ Steiner match (if you want to call it that) was disappointing with the ref being knocked out by Joe. Steiner wins by DQ, leading to the two wrestlers brawling. The brawl led backstage. This was a throw away match, but it could have been something great. This was kind of a shame. I was looking forward to the confrontation.

TNA Legends Championship: Booker T (c) vs AJ Styles

AJ shows off some shoot wrestling moves to start off. Booker wrenches on the arm, which leads to a few reversals back and forth. Booker T finally gets some momentum from a clothesline and a couple slaps. AJ reverses a whip into a dropkick and a flying forearm. A few two counts later, Booker drops AJ on the top rope, which is followed by a spin kick. Then a top wrist lock is applied. AJ hits a Samoan drop, but Booker still holds onto the wrist. AJ and Booker trade clotheslines and AJ hits a backdrop on Booker. Booker goes for a sunset flip and AJ reverses into an attempted Styled clash. Booker T reverses with a superkick for a two count. AJ hits a bridging suplex for a two count. AJ tries for a flying forearm but Booker caught him with a calf kick. Booker goes for the Axe Kick which led to the Pele. AJ Styles hits the Styles Clash and pins booker T to win the Legends Championship belt. A great match and in true hero form celebrates with the fans. 4 out of 5 stars.

Joe is backstage and says Lauren should ask Steiner himself what he did. Very, very creepy.

TNA Tag Team Championship Match/ “Off the Wagon” Challenge: Beer Money Inc. (c) vs Team 3D

James Storm comes out with the beer goggles and the cooler cart. I  miss the beer helmet. Robert Roode and Brother Devon will start the action with Brother Ray trying to get the fans involved. In an interesting note, Jacqueline didn’t come out or appear for that matter with Beer Money. Maybe there is a reason for that,

Devon is showing his power early and tags in Brother Ray. Storm is tagged in now and after a slow start, Storm takes control. I also think the Storm taunt of Brother Ray of a walker. The dancing was also very funny. Devon and Ray double team Roode for a two count. Beer Money counters the Wassap into isolating Devon. After the double suplex and Beer Money chant, Devon counters into a double clothesline and tags in Brother Ray. Brother Ray whips both members of Beer Money and Ray hits a splash on both of them. Brother Ray hits a big elbow on James Storm. Roode hits that flip neckbreaker for a two count. Ray takes out Roode and Storm. Momentarily. Storm hits a hurricanrana to Brother Ray followed by a Roode splash from the top rope for a two count. Brother Ray hits the Bubba Bomb on Roode for a two count. Storm spit beer in Roodes face. Team 3D sets up for the 3D and Storm hits Ray with a chair, leading to a DQ.

Cornette restarts the match under no disqualification rules. Team 3D hits the 3D on Storm and Roode pulls the ref which would have lead to a three count. Fans are yelling “Bullshit” to the match as Roode and Storm leave the Impact Zone. Don West gets into it with Team 3D` and they want to hurt him. This was a great match and I can’t wait for the rematch at Lockdown when I see it live. It was just incredible. 4 out of 5 stars.

TNA X Division Title Match/ Ultimate X Match: Alex Shelley (c) vs Chris Sabin vs Consequences Creed vs “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal vs Suicide

The interviews with the wrestlers were a very smart way to lead into the match. The best line was Jay Lethal talking about the x. “Some people think it’s a shape, but I think it’s a letter.” That was sheer comedic gold.

This promises to be an absolutely incredible match, especially considering the participants. If this ultimate X match is the same as most, this will be hard to follow. The Guns focus first on Suicide, then move their attention on Lethal and Creed. Sabin appears to try and block for Shelley. Suicide knocks him down. The fans were chanting “Fallen Angel” for the man under the Suicide mask. This is such a nice touch especially since Christopher Daniels is the most experienced in the Ultimate X match, except for AJ Styles. Suicide and Sabin in the ring and Suicide is in control. Shelley kicks Suicide and tries for a baseball slide on Lethal. Lethal counters, tries a cross body and misses. Suicide tries a dive and catches a boot from Shelley. Suicide hits a rolling slam using creed as a battering ram for the other three. Lethal hits a dropkick as Suicide tries to shimmy across the ropes. Creed takes out the Guns with a double springboard bull dog. This match is too quick for my typing. “That was awesome” chants can be heard throughout the crowd. Creeds hits Suicide, and now there is a tower of doom situation which hits everyone except Suicide since he grabbed onto the ropes above the ring. Lethal catches Suicide and powerbombs him from the ropes. The Guns are hitting some incredible moves as is everyone. I honestly can’t keep up with the match. This is absolutely incredible. Sabin hits a release suplex from the top rope. Shelley hits a top rop Sliced Bread as Sabin hits a powerbomb on Creed. Shelley is climbing up the trust as Suicide is fighting him off. Suicide’s leg is caught in the trust and now Lethal, Creed, Sabin, and Suicide knocks all of them off of the center of the cross section. Suicide grabs the belt and that was an absolutely incredible match. You could tell it was Christopher Daniels from the leap, the same leap he made in the match with him and AJ Styles teaming up against LAX. Two words for this match: absolutely incredible. 5 out of 5 stars.

TNA World Heavyweight Title

Sting (c) vs Kurt Angle with Special Guest Referee: Jeff Jarrett and Special Guest Enforcer: Mick Foley

Angle is moving around trying to avoid any contact early. Angle lands a few right hands and kicks in the corner. Sting counters with a kick of his own and starts to mount an offense. Angle goes after Stings knee to no avail as he is sent out of the ring. Angle is sent over the top rope by Sting via a backdrop over the top rope. Sting and Angle take the match outside the ringside area for just a few minutes. Angle ducks under a clothesline and hits a backdrop to gain control of the match. A suplex earns Angle a two count. Sting gets caught and is on the receiving end of a belly to belly suplex and a back breaker, both resulting in near falls. Angle has a head lock on the champ. Sting and Angle both go for cross body blocks and both hit.

The two wrestlers trade blows, to which Sting gets some momentum, hitting the Stinger Splash. After Stings two count, he reverses the Olympic Slam into an arm drag, following up with a powerbomb. Angle goes for the 3 german suplexes, which only gets him a two count. Angle hits the Olympic Slam and Sting kicks out after two. Angle goes to the top rope and hits the moonsault for another two count. Angle hits another German Suplex. Sting reverses a second one into a Scorpion Death Drop, for a two count. Mick Foley has yet to interfere at this point. Angle clotheslines Jarrett. Sting gets the Scorpion Death Lock, with Angle tapping and no ref. Angle kicks Foley in the Jewels and goes out of the ring for a steel chair. Foley grabs the chair and accidentally hits Sting. Sting kicks out after a two count. This is absolutely crazy. Angle spits in Jarretts face. Jarrett lands a right hand on Kurt Angle and Sting hits the Scorpion Death Drop, giving him the pinfall victory. A great match in its own right, but honestly, it was one of the best match of the night. 4 out of 5 stars.

Overall rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

Best Match: Ultimate X match

Worst Match: Tied between Matt Morgan vs Abyss and Awesome Kong vs Sojo Bolt

My predictions and a final note: I got five out of the eight matches announced. That isn’t too bad for me. I just want everyone to know that I will be attending Lockdown in Philadelphia, PA. If you are going and would like to meet me, send me a comment or email, and I will make arrangements to meet you.

TNA Destination X Match Card

Posted in Match Cards, Show Predictions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 13, 2009 by biggman621

TNA Destination X is this Sunday on Pay-Per-View and it looks like it will be a good show.

Here are the matches scheduled:

The Beautiful People(Angelina Love and Velvet Sky) and Madison Rayne vs Taylor Wilde, Roxxi, and The Governor

Scott Steiner vs Samoa Joe

10,000 Thumbtacks Match: Matt Morgan vs Abyss

TNA Legends Title Match: Booker T (c) vs AJ Styles

TNA Knockout Title Match: Awesome Kong (c) vs Sojourner Bolt

TNA Tag Team Title Match and “Off The Wagon” Challenge: Beer Money Inc. vs Team 3D

TNA X Division Title Ultimate X Match: Alex Shelley (c) vs Chris Sabin vs Consequences Creed vs “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal vs Suicide

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Sting (c) vs Kurt AngleJeff Jarrett is the Special Guest Referee and Mick Foley is the Special Guest Inforcer

My Predictions:

Taylor Wilde,  Roxxi, and The Governor defeat The Beautiful People and Madison Rayne

Samoa Joe defeats Scott Steiner

10,000 Thumbtacks Match: Matt Morgan Defeats Abyss

TNA Knockout Title Match: Sojourner Bolt defeats Awesome Kong

TNA Legends Title Match: AJ Styles defeats Booker T

TNA Tag Team Title Match: Team 3d defeats Beer Money Inc.

TNA X Division Title Ultimate X Match: Chris Sabin defeats Alex Shelly, Consequences Creed, Suicide, and “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal. After the match, Homicide beats Chris Sabin after cashing in his Feast or Fired briefcase.

TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Sting defeats Kurt Angle

What to look for: The winner of the One Night Out with ODB contest will be announced. The Tenay/ West Saga and what that might lead to and how the X division title match will shake up the tag team division.

As an added bonus, if you haven’t seen an Ultimate X match or just enjoy them, I have below my favorite Ultimate X match to date.  The match is AJ Styles vs Chris Sabin vs Petey Williams from Final Resolution 2005. I apologize the fact it is in three parts, but trust me, it is worth it.

All three videos are from WrestlingPhenom800’s Youtube Channel.

TNA Impact Review 3/5/09

Posted in TV show reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2009 by biggman621

I am really looking forward to the continuation of Don West/ Mike Tenay angle. Another thing will be good is how Jeff Jarrett and Foley being beat down.

Jarrett announcement: Kurt Angle is suspended this week so he won’t be here tonight.

Don West and Mike Tenay are together at the broadcast table. West says that things were said and he feels no remorse for any of his comments. I like the West heel turn. It reminds me of the announcers of yester-year. Tenay comments on the turn like watching the plane go into the Hudson River. Maybe a little too soon for that, but I think it worked.

Foley announces Sting, who comes out to the ring in street clothes. They cut a promo about Foley being saved by Sting and being thankful for it. Foley talks about the moment he had with Sting and how it changed his life and his career. Foley says he hopes that after Destination X, Sting will not return to the Main Event Mafia. Sting appreciates the praise and needs to end Angle’s reign in the MEM. The Main Event Mafia comes out minus Kurt Angle. Sting states that the only problem is Angle. Kevin Nash tells Sting that the mafia is on its way to gaining respect. Sting says that he has no issues with any of them. Nash says they can fight with honor, dignity, and respect. Very good opening promo. One of the best promos I have seen in a while.

Before the break, Angle is seen entering the Impact Zone

TNA Rough Cut: Ultimate X moments. I love these segments. Another good edition.

Lethal Consequences Interview: Interview is really funny. Not powerful but definitely amusing.

X Division Championship Match:
Kiyoshi w/ Team No Limit vs Alex Shelley (c) w/ Chris Sabin

This should be a very interesting match up since not much is known about Kiyoshi. Kiyoshi starts off with a bang with a kick in the chest, and the two competitors trade blows. Kiyoshi is in control of Shelley, putting him on his heels. After a Dragon Screw leg roll and a jaw breaker, Shelley gets control. He goes for a DDT and Kiyoshi counters into a kick combination. Kiyoshi climbs to the top rope and misses the headbutt from the top rope. Shelley hits a brain buster and tacks on a frog splash leading to the pin.

Suicide comes in to confront the Motor City Machine Guns. Suicide takes out Sabin and sets up Alex Shelley with a powerful move. Suicide sends a clear message to Shelley saying he wants a shot at the match. Great match followed by a good run in. I would say I was surprised about how good Shelley is but I am not. 4 out of 5 stars.

Main Event Mafia Promo: In the MEM locker room, the members of the mafia confront Angle and tells him to go back home. Kurt says since the suits were from his salary, it is his property and he will collect it. Not a great promo, but it serves its purpose.

“Off the Wagon” montage and Interview with Beer Money Inc.: Robert Roode says that Petey and Lance Hoyt knew what they were getting into when they got into the match. They preview the match against LAX tonight. Just an ok promo.

LAX comes out with their briefcases and a mic in hand, so we will see what they have to say. They say LAX will be tag champions by the end of the night.

Booker T promo: Book is on the phone about AJ Styles and hatches a plan for him tonight. Booker T tries on his “Black Snow” announcer thing he has going. I got to admit he is absolutely hilarious.

One night with ODB contest montage: Shark Boy part was really funny.

Consequences Creed is laid out by Angle backstage.

Four Corner Knockout Tag Team Match:

The Beautiful People w/ Cute Kip vs Sojo Bolt and Rhaka Khan vs Awesome Kong and Raisha Saeed vs Taylor Wilde and Roxxi w/ The Governor (Daffney)

Saeed starts of with Wilde. I am going to just say that this action is very quick and way too quick for my fingers. Madison Rayne comes down the ring to get a look at the match as they go to a commercial break. So far, I like what I see.

Coming out of the commercial, Angelina Love and Velvet Sky are working on Taylor Wilde. Sky and Wilde are knocked down in the middle of the ring as Roxxi is tagged in and she takes out everyone except Awesome Kong. The match has broken down to the Beautiful people and Wilde and Roxxi. Madison Rayne hits a dropkick on Roxxi and Angelina Love hits the Lights Out on Roxxi for the three count. Very good match. I really like the intricacies of the match and it was relatively easy to follow, while still being fast paced. 4 out of 5 stars.

Booker T comes out to the ring and says that everyone heard him talk about AJ Styles and his roots. Booker says that he was wrong and AJ taught him how to be humble. He won’t press charges and just give the title back. Styles comes through the crowd as Steiner and Booker gang up on him. My question is now where is Joe. Booker slaps AJ and is able to escape the ring with the title. He is arrested by the police. One of the cops is Samoa Joe and threatens Scott Steiner with a knife. One word describes the entire ordeal…wow.

West leaves again and Tenay is alone to call the rest of the show. Just as West leaves, Jay Lethal is on the receiving end of a beat down courtesy of Kurt Angle. Jarrett says that he is going after Angle.

Abyss’s therapy session with Dr. Stevie: I have come to expect good and funny things from this promo series. Abyss says he will not use weapons anymore. A sad ending to another good promo.

“The Blueprint” Matt Morgan vs Shane Sewell

Morgan is handling Sewell like he is a joke. Sewell hits a dropkick to knock him down. Sewell is just being man handled. Interesting note, Jim Cornette has taken the Legends Championship from Booker T hopefully more will be announced. Back to the match as it is the same old song and dance from Morgan. After Sewell gets pumped up, he gives a low blow. Morgan hits the Hellevator on Sewell for the three count. Morgan grabs a bag of thumbtacks and a mic. He says Abyss’s tacks are the only reason he is popular and he can’t compete with Morgan. Morgan challenges Abyss to a 10,000 tacks match for Destination X. Just an ok match with an interesting promo. 1.5 out of 5 stars.

Eric Young does an interview and Angle attacks saying he wants Jarrett. Standard for the storyline tonight.

Jarrett, Cornette and Foley have a meeting in his office. Sting confronts Jarrett and tells him that this is his fight. Jarrett replies that he will leave a piece for Sting. Good promo that served its purpose.

“Off the Wagon” Challenge:

Beer Money Inc. (c) vs LAX

Storm is still using the beer goggles and the cooler cart. What happened to the beer helmet? This will be huge for LAX with the tag titles on the line and the their briefcases on the line.

Homicide takes control of James Storm as we get started. Hernandez and Robert Roode then go in and Roode starts to control the match. Hernandez sends Beer Money out of the ring. Hernandez then grabs Homicide and Border Tosses his partner onto Roode and Storm.

Coming out of the commercial break, Storm hits a Lung Blower on Homicide. Roode is tagged in and they take control of the match. Double teaming by Beer Money is isolating Homicide in the opposite corner. Hernandez tags him self in and hits Clotheslines left and right. Storm is hit with a Back Breaker and Roode is hit with a Powerbomb for a two count. Roode and Hernandez trade blows. Hernandez flies and catches both members of Beer Money. As Hernandez goes for a Border Toss, Roode hits Hernandez with a chair for an automatic disqualification. Team 3D comes in for the save and they say that they want the shot for the tag titles at Destination X. Oh boy now I am really excited. Good match with a very good announcement. 3 out of 5 stars.

Angle grabs the mic and calls Jarrett out to the ring. Jarrett gets in the ring and the two start throwing punches. Jarrett gets the best of Angle to start as he takes the Olympic Gold Medalist through the crowd. Angle takes control in the stands, splitting the wickets on a steel rail. They two fight through the crowd and eventually backstage. Jarrett throws Angle out the door of the Impact Zone…literally. Impact ends with Double J, Foley, and Team 3D in the ring.

Promo Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Best Promo: Tie: Booker T/ Styles/ Steiner/ Joe and Foley/ Sting promos

Worst Promo: LAX promo

Overall Reting: 3.2 out of 5 Stars

Best Match: Tie: Four Corners Knockout match and X Title match

Worst Match: Morgan vs Sewell

Predictions result: I had two out of four matches right.  Not too shabby for a first time.

TNA Impact Preview

Posted in Match Cards, Show Predictions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2009 by biggman621

Here are the matches announced for tonight’s  TNA Impact:

X Division Championship: Alex Shelley (c) vs Kiyoshi

“Off the Wagon” Challenge: Beer Money Inc (c) vs LAX

“The Blueprint” Matt Morgan vs Shane Sewell

Four Corner Knockout Tag Team Match: The Beautiful People vs Rhaka Khan and Sojo Bolt vs Taylor Wilde and Roxxi vs Awesome Kong (c) and Raisha Saeed

My Predictions:

Shelley defeats Kiyoshi and Suicide attacks after the match.

Matt Morgan defeats Shane Sewell.  Also, what happened to the Booker T/Shane Sewell angle?

“Off the Wagon” Challenge: LAX wins the titles and have to put them up against Beer Money Inc. at Destination X

Four Corner Knockout Tag Match: Sojo Bolt pins Taylor Wilde as she is interfered with by Madison Rayne. After the match, Kong attacks. Pretty standard.

TNA Impact Review 2/26/09

Posted in News, TV show reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2009 by biggman621

I can’t wait to see what happens in the Angle/Sting Saga, and if that Suicide sign I saw on the website will mean anything. Mike Tenay and Don West open the show by describing the fight between Sting and Angle. The Main Event Mafia will speak on what happened last week.

Later tonight there will be a 4 way X Division title match and another “Off The Wagon” challenge.

The Beautiful People w/ Cute Kip vs Taylor Wilde and Madison Rayne

Madison Rayne and Angelina Love will start off the match. Rayne tags in Wilde. It seems like Rayne and Wilde have really great chemistry. After a distraction from Kip, Velvet Sky takes control for The Beautiful People. This is one of the better Knockout matches I have seen. Velvet Sky did an Inverted Curb Stomp and it looked believable. Sky isn’t a great wrestler, so the curb stomp inversion was nice. Taylor Wilde is finally tagged in and she gets slapped by Madison Rayne. Velvet Sky hits Wilde with the Beauty Mark and gets the pinfall. This match kept me captivated from start to finish. 3 out of 5 stars.

Angle Interview is just him and the mafia walking past JB without saying a word.

Jeremy Borash is in the MEM locker room. JB is in there and Booker T, known as “Huffman,” are asked to go outside by police.

“Off the Wagon” Challenge Beer Money Inc. vs The Rock and Rave Infection

James Storm comes out with the cooler cart and beer goggles. I feel like he should mix it up a bit; maybe throw in a beer helmet or something. It is obvious by who they are facing which team is going to leave. The Rock and Rave Infection hasn’t done much over the past couple of months so they won’t win.

Jimmy Rave and Robert Roode start the match and the Rock and Rave Infection take control early. Lance Rock looks much different than I remember. He looks like he gained weight and doesn’t look in great shape. I put my money on Rock going home. Rock is tagged in and choke-slams both members of Beer Money. Lance Rock is hit with a tag title belt as Jacqueline distracts the ref, which allows Robert Roode to get the pinfall. Lance Rock (Lance Hoyt) is gone from TNA. Overall, this was a good match, but I am really getting tired of Beer Money winning the same way. 2.5 out of 5 stars

Sting pulls up in a very nice car and he ignores JB.

JB with Booker T: He is showing the police his locker room because it was destroyed by AJ Styles.

Abyss’s therapy session with Dr. Stevie: Abyss is comparing cutting himself to the feeling of the first present on Christmas. Also, another first for TNA, we have a Jonas brothers reference by the monster himself. These therapy sessions are absolutely hilarious.

ODB‘s fan contest: This has to be rigged to bring in a wrestler. It is an absolute shame if they don’t.

Booker T with the police again. As the police leave, AJ appears and starts beating down Booker T. This leads into security having to pull them apart.

Lauren interviews Scott Steiner about Tenay interviewing Sting and Angle. He goes off on a tangent about beating Samoa Joe down. Joe puts a knife to Steiner’s neck and is playing mind games. This is very intense and well done.

JB with Jeff Jarrett and they talk about the MEM and how we are seeing the beginning of the end.

Mick Foley‘s Hardcore History: This was a very interesting insight to his favorite matches. The interesting thing is that TNA will recognize the WWE but not the other way around. As the Hurricane would say, “What’s up with that?”

Tenay’s interview with the Main Event Mafia. Sting comes out with the MEM. Tenay asks Sting if Angle will be facing him at Destination X. Nash takes the mic and says he is the spokesman for the Main Event Mafia. He says that things aren’t great, but they are working that out. Nash gets in Tenay’s face and is trying to convince Angle and Sting that this is all Jarrett’s doing. I got to admit Nash is giving a hell of a pep talk.

Jeff Jarrett interrupts Nash’s pep talk and comes to the ring with mic in hand. Double J says that he sees that Sting isn’t buying into the Mafia. He says that Sting stands for all these things he is fighting for, is what he isn’t getting from Angle. Jarrett says that Angle and Sting will face off at Destination X for the TNA title.

Booker T asks what he found and says TNA is a company with nobodies. Book also claims that without the MEM, there will be no TNA. Kurt and Sting will sign the contract for Destination X tonight.

Don West is pissed off and annoyed with Mike Tenay. Don West goes over the history between them. Don West says that Tenay said nothing during a meeting about West’s future. Don West says Tenay was a selfish prick. West leaves the announce table as he tells Tenay to shove the mic where the sun don’t shine. This could be a very interesting angle and who knows maybe West vs Tenay at Lockdown?
Lauren is with the Kongtourage, and Sojourner Bolt and Rhaka Khan take off and head toward the ring.

Sojo Bolt has the mic and tells Kong that her and Saeed is won’t tell them what to do. Khan and Sojo call Kong out to the ring. We might be witnessing the fall of the Kongtourage. Kong and Saeed come out to the ring and it turns into a tag team match.

Raisha Saeed and Awesome Kong vs Sojourner Bolt and Rhaka Khan

There is really not much to say about this match. The match is very bland and unfortunately not much too it. Rhaka Khan is a very good women’s wrestler. I am very impressed with what she can do. Sojo Bolt pins Saeed with a backslide. Kong comes back in and takes out Khan and Bolt. This match came to an end when it needed to. 1 out of 5 Stars.

TNA Rough Cut: Ultimate X match and heights. These new promos are very good and extremely insightful.

Congratulations to Hoobastank for creating the theme song for Destination X. The name of the song is “My Turn.”

X Division Title Ladder Match: Consequences Creed vs Jay Lethal vs Chris Sabin vs Alex Shelley

This match will hold a very interesting dynamic. The four competitors are part of tag teams, so I wonder what will happen when each team member must face each other. The Motor City Machine Guns have control early. Lethal Consequences try to bring in the ladders, but the Guns baseball slide the ladders into them.

Coming out of a commercial, Sabin tries climbing up the ladder but gets cut off by Creed. Sabin takes out Creed and goes for the belt again. Jay Lethal cuts him off and hits a Power move onto a ladder. Shelley comes in and hits the Sliced bread on Lethal and grabs the title belt. After the match, Suicide comes in from the zip-line.

Suicide takes out Sabin, Lethal, Creed and Shelley in that order. He grabs the X Division Title, and I think this is a message for Shelley. Suicide wants his shot. This was an awesome match followed up by an awesome run in. If Suicide wins the title, he will be the first video game character to win a legitimate title in real life. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Jeff Jarrett comes out with the contract for the Destination X title match. Kurt Angle gets into the ring with the rest of the MEM without Sting. Nash tells Jarrett that this match won’t happen, but Jarrett tells Angle he doesn’t understand. Jarret says Angle is gutless. The crowd is egging Angle on, and he signs. Jarrett is hit with the clip board and is being beat down. Foley comes out to check out Jeff, and Angle hits Foley from behind.

Sting comes out and hits Angle with his baseball bat. Sting signs the contract making the match official. It will be Kurt Angle vs Sting at Destination X for the TNA Title.

Promo Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Best Promo: Abyss and Dr. Stevie

Worst Promo: Kongtourage Meltdown

Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 5 Stars

Best Match: X Division Title Match

Worst Match: Raisha Saeed and Awesome Kong vs Sojo Bolt and Rhaka Khan