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TNA Impact Review 9/10/09

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We join the match already in progress. It is an interesting way to start the show, but I don’t know if it was the best way to go.

Gauntlet Match: Scott Steiner and Booker T vs Beer Money Inc. vs Team 3D vs The British Invasion

Robert Roode and Brutus Magnus are in. Scott Steiner tags in and hits a belly to belly suplex for a two count. Roode hits a reverse atomic drop as Booker T comes to the ring. The only person left is James Storm. Roode is being beat down by Booker T on the outside. Booker comes in and Doug Williams tags in. Roode hits a backdrop as Storm makes his way down the ring. Roode and Storm hit the Beer Money Suplex as Storm is in. Storm hits a big ensiguri and a neckbreaker. Storm hits the Eye of the Storm and Booker ends the momentum with a superkick. Scott Steiner is in now and he hits another belly to belly suplex. Storm hits a back breaker and Roode tags in. Roode cleans house and hits the block buster for two. The British Invasion go after Roode, but Devon hits a double clothesline. It breaks down until Team 3D hits the 3D on Steiner. Booker T breaks up Devon’s cover, but Brutus Magnus covers Steiner to gain the victory.

Kurt Angle is visibly upset backstage. The Main Event Mafia and The World Elite are arguing backstage.

Angle comes out to the ring and he wants to talk to Matt Morgan. Angle says that he says that he only has Morgan’s best interest in mind. Angle says Morgan is on the cusp of the MEM and the only thing he has to do, but Sting interupts. Sting comes out with AJ Styles and he asks why would Morgan listen to Angle. Sting does a Matt Morgan impression and he goes on about what he would say if he was Morgan. Sting comes out to play common sense, and says the MEM need Morgan. Angle calls out Styles for almost quitting. Angle says Sting has lost a step and wants to steal the title from Styles. Morgan says he will keep the world title and Matt Morgan finally realizes he is being used. Angle backs off like a cheating boyfriend and Morgan says he will be in his corner. Morgan is insensed by the situation.

Lauren is with Earl Hebner and he says that he knew nothing about EY causing the DQ last week. I like the heel Hebner.

Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley and he says he is looking forward to the match against Kevin Nash next week. Dr. Stevie walks into the office and he says that Stevie was a great wrestler. Dr. Stevie says he will have a chance to collect his own bounty when he faces Abyss tonight.

Taylor Wilde and Sarita vs Daffney and Alissa Flash

Flash shoves Wilde down to stars off the match. Wilde goes for an armbar, but Flash counters into a powerbomb. Taylor Wilde hits an armdrag as Sarita comes in. Sarita hits an assisted cross body for two. Flash avoids a dropkick and tags in Daffney. Sarita hits another armdrag and a senton for a two count.Wilde tags in and  Daffney hits a clothesline on Wilde, and Flash is in. Flash hits a powerslam and stomps on Wilde’s head. Daffney tags in and she hits a shining wizard for a two count. Daffney locks in a modified octopus lock, and Sarita and Flash come in. Sarita hits a tornado DDT on Daffney and throws Wilde onto Flash for a two count. Sarita hits a forearm clutch exploder on Flash to gain the victory.

JB is with the World Elite and Eric Young says that they would do whatever it takes to win. EY says his door is always open.

Lauren is with Suicide and Suicide talks about how D’Angelo Dinero has singled him out.

The Motor City Machine Guns come out and go to their own announce table.

Jay Lethal vs D’ Angelo Dinero

Both men lock up and Lethal backs him up into the corner and Dinero returns the favor. Lethal hits a few jabs and uses a few cross bodies. Lethal hits a dropkick and a suicide dive. Dinero is thrown back into the ring and splits Lethal’s leg. Dinero hits a clothesline for a two count and uses a choke on Lethal. Dinero is at the top rope trying to drop a fist. Lethal hits a forearm shot and a spring board elbow for a two count. Lethal hits a dropkick for a two count. Lethal rolls Dinero up three times and Dinero kicks out every time. Dinero hits the DDE (Elijah Express) for the win.

The MEM and World Elite are talking backstage and he convinces Kurt to let it be water under the bridge.

Knockout Tag Tournament Match: The Beautiful People vs Madison Rayne and Roxxi

Roxxi comes out to a HUGE pop. A “welcome back” chant starts as the match does.

Roxxi and Angelina Love start the match. Roxxi hits a Samoan drop and a senton for a two count. Velvet Sky tags in and hits and inverted curb stomp for a two count. Roxxi throws down Sky and Rayne comes in. Rayne has her hair grabbed and The Beautiful People stomp her down. Love uses the leg choke and Aky tags in. Sky hits a series of snapmares into kicks for a two count. Rayne tags in Roxxi and she hits a fall away slam on Sky. Roxxi hits a sitout powerbomb for a two count. Roxxi gets tripped up and Love rolls up Rayne for the win.

JB is with Mick Foley and Cody Deaner and the Deaner asks for a tune up match against a knockout. He wants to showcase his skills. My guess is it will be Awesome Kong.

Abyss vs Dr. Stevie

Stevie jumps Abyss from behind and rolls into the ring for him to be counted out. Stevie tries to keep the big man down, but Anyss keeps getting up and Abyss takes down Stevie with a big slap. Abyss hits a splash on Stevie and a Black Hole Slam for the three count. After the match, Kevin Nash hits a clothesline on Abyss and raises the knee on him. The two men beat Abyss down in the corner as Mick Foley comes out for the save.

The World Elite come out to the ring and EY says he still wants to recruit Hernandez. EY wants Super Mex in the family and for him to be given a fair chance. EY is so boring that Alex Shelley is playing TNA Impact the video game while the promo is going on.

Hector Guerrero comes out and he has a mic in hand. He says Hernandez won’t come out because EY got him disqualified.  Hector says Hernandez only wants to give back to the fans and he says the aren’t American, but it is their country. Hector says there is enough hate in the world and to end it. EY says  Hector should know how they feel and the only reason he is still standing is respect for him.  EY says he will give Hernandez a reason to come out as the World Elite.

Cody Deaner vs Tara

Tara is staring at the Deaner and she takes off the head gear. One right hand from Tara stuns Deaner and a flurry of right hands takes Deaner down. Deaner eats a ton of kicks and Tara locks in an arm bar. Tara keeps throwing the right hands. Tara lands about 4 hooks and Awesome Kong takes Tara out of no where. Kong hits an Implant Buster and the ref raises Deaner’s hand.

Lauren is with Deaner and he says that he is the king of the knockouts.

AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels vs Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe

Angle and Daniels start off the match with both men trading holds. Angle hits a couple european uppercuts, but runs into a calf kick. Styles tags in and earns a two count. Styles lands a few shots and Daniels tags in. Daniels hits a bunch of chops and Samoa Joe reverses position and lands a ton of punches. Daniels hits a lung blower and Styles tags in. Styles and Daniels hit the high/low for a two count. Samoa Joe hits a huge slap and backs him into the corner. Samoa Joe hits the STJoe and Angle comes in for the cover, but only earns two.  Angle hits a belly to belly suplex and only earns a two count. Joe tags in and both men suplex Styles. Styles hits a bug slap, but runs into a powerslam for two. Joe went for an arm bar, but Styles breaks the hold. Styles hite the Pele on Joe and both men are down. Angle and Daniels both come in and Daneils hits an STO on Angle for a two count. Angle goes for an Angle slam and Daniels counters with a reverse STO Daniels hits the BME and Styles hits the frogsplash on Angle for two. Styles throws Angle into Morgan’s waiting chair and rolls him up to gain the victory.

After the match, Angle slaps Morgan and he hits the Hellivator as Impact ends.

EY goes after Homicide and brings him to the Impact Zone. EY says that if Hernandez doesn’t join the World Elite, Homicide will suffer.  Super Mex comes out and takes out the members of the World Elite. Homicide hits Hernandez with the steel chair and he smiles to the camera. Hernandez is being taken out by every member of the World Elite.  EY and Homicide shake hands as they leave Hernandez lying in the ring.

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Tag Team Gauntlet Match

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Gauntlet Match: Scott Steiner and Booker T vs Beer Money Inc. vs Team 3D vs The British Invasion

This match started before the episode run. I am not sure how I feel about this.

Robert Roode and Brutus Magnus are in. Scott Steiner tags in and hits a belly to belly suplex for a two count. Roode hits a reverse atomic drop as Booker T comes to the ring. The only person left is James Storm. Roode is being beat down by Booker T on the outside. Booker comes in and Doug Williams tags in. Roode hits a backdrop as Storm makes his way down the ring. Roode and Storm hit the Beer Money Suplex as Storm is in. Storm hits a big ensiguri and a neckbreaker. Storm hits the Eye of the Storm and Booker ends the momentum with a superkick. Scott Steiner is in now and he hits another belly to belly suplex. Storm hits a back breaker and Roode tags in. Roode cleans house and hits the block buster for two. The British Invasion go after Roode, but Devon hits a double clothesline. It breaks down until Team 3D hits the 3D on Steiner. Booker T breaks up Devon’s cover, but Brutus Magnus covers Steiner to gain the victory.

TNA Impact Preview 9/10/09

Posted in Match Cards, Show Predictions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 10, 2009 by biggman621

Here is what’s on tap for tonight’s episode of TNA Impact:

AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels vs Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe

Gauntlet Match: Scott Steiner and Booker T vs Beer Money Inc. vs Team 3D vs The British Invasion

Knockout Tag Tournament Match: Taylor Wilde and Sarita vs Daffney and Alissa Flash

Knockout Tag Tournament Match: The Beautiful People vs Madison Rayne and ?

My Predictions:

AJ Styles and Daniels defeat Angle and Joe.

Scott Steiner and Booker T win the Gauntlet match.

Wilde and Sarita defeat Daffney and Flash.

The Beautiful People defeat Madison Rayne and Roxxi. (This is my best guess as to who it is. It could be anyone who TNA wants to try out. Another thing to watch is, since this is a taped episode, what will come of the Beautiful People if they make it to No Surrender with Angelina Love being released?

TNA Impact Review 3/26/09

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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