TNA iMPACT Report – September 10th, 2009
Report by PWInsider, Richard Trionfo
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Taz and Mike ‘But I am a tenured professor’ Tenay.
Match Number One: Tag Team Gauntlet: Team 3D versus James Storm and Robert Roode versus The British Invasion versus Scott Steiner and Booker T
We start off with the opening match already joined in progress as Brother Ray connecting with a Bubbonic Elbow on Brutus. Robert Roode tags in and he punches Magnus. Magnus with a knee and Steiner is tagged in and he chops Roode. Steiner with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex or a near fall, but the pinfall does not count until all eight men are in the match. Roode with a reverse atomic drop and Team 3D refuses to tag in. Booker makes his way to the ring as the next entrant. Booker pulls Roode over the top rope to the floor and Booker with a chop and knee. Booker tags in and he kicks Roode in the chest. Booker with a back heel kick. Williams tags in and he kicks Roode. Williams with a forearm as James Storm makes his way to the ring as the final part of the match. Roode with a back body drop to Williams followed by a belly-to-back suplex. Roode sends Williams into the turnbuckles and Storm tags in and they hit a double suplex and it is time to remember their team name, and forget about trying to inflict more pain on their opponent. Storm knocks Magnus off the apron. Williams sends Storm to the apron but Storm with a kick and a running neck breaker. Storm with the Eye of the Storm but Booker with a thrust kick. Williams gets a near fall. Steiner tags in and he kicks Storm and sends him into the turnbuckles. Steiner with a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Storm with elbows but Steiner with a rake of the eyes. Storm takes Steiner to the mat while Kurt Angle watches the match in the back.
Roode tags in and he attacks Magnus, Williams, Steiner, and Booker. Roode with a shoulder to Steiner followed by a Blockbuster and Magnus and Williams break up the cover. Devon with a clothesline to Williams and Magnus. Steiner misses a charge into the corner and Devon with a flying shoulder tackle. Pandemonium has broken out and we get to the point where Team 3D give Steiner a 3D and Booker breaks up the cover. Magnus covers Steiner for the three count.
Winner: Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams
After the match, we see Kurt Angle in the back and he is not happy. Booker confronts Williams and Magnus. Security comes to the ring to try to separate Steiner, Booker, Magnus, and Williams. We go to commercial.
We are back and Kurt Angle is yelling at Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams. Eric Young comes by and he tells Kurt that he should know better.
Time to run through the card for tonight’s show.
Kurt Angle comes to the ring and he decides to use the ramp instead of the Anglevator. Kurt has a mic and he addresses Matt Morgan. He says that before the big showdown at No Surrender, he wants Matt to come to the ring for one last conversation.
Matt obliges and Kurt tells Matt that the last few weeks have been a bumpy ride. Kurt says that everything he has said has been in Matt’s best interests. Kurt tells Matt that he will eventually understand. They will be main eventing at No Surrender and he says that Matt is on the cusp of being the newest member of the Main Event Mafia. Kurt says that they are all in agreement. Matt suggests that there has to be one thing left for him to do. Kurt says that Matt read his mind.
Sting has read Kurt’s mind because Sting decides to come to the ring with A.J. Styles. Sting tells Matt that he knows that they are going to be opponents at No Surrender. Sting says that he couldn’t believe that Matt would believe that Kurt has his back. He wants to know why Matt would do that. Sting says that if he was Matt, he would get in Angle’s face. Sting does some role playing and acts like Matt Morgan if Matt got in Kurt’s face. Sting has Matt give his other catchphrase. Sting wants to know why Matt is not acting that way with Kurt. Sting says that Matt does not need Kurt Angle or the Main Event Mafia to succeed in the business. Sting tells Matt to look at the Main Event Mafia and then he tells Matt to take a look at him. He tells Matt that they need him and he does not need them.
Kurt calls A.J. a quitter and naïve and says that Sting is not going to pass the torch. Kurt tells A.J. that Sting has lost a step and Sting is going to use A.J. to get the title. Angle says that all older wrestlers want their last shot at glory. Angle says that he is willing to admit his intentions, unlike Sting.
A.J. wants to make sure that he heard Kurt correctly. Kurt says that he is going to keep the TNA title. Matt thanks Kurt for finally admitting it in front of the world. Matt agrees with Sting that he is using him to keep the title. Kurt tells Matt it isn’t like that, but Matt says that it is exactly like that. Kurt wonders why Matt wouldn’t be used tonight. Matt wants to be in Kurt’s corner to help him win.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Earl Hebner talking about the controversy over the Hernandez/Sting match. Earl wants to know who Lauren is to question him and he asks if she wants to wear his shirt. Earl says that they are not to trust anyone.
Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley in his office and he has his kids with him. Jeremy asks Mick about his match with Kevin Nash at Hard Justice and the rematch next week. Foley says that he does not know what he is capable of doing. There is a knock at the door and it is Dr. Stevie. Mick reminds Stevie about their time in ECW together. Stevie says that he is not Stevie Richards, he is Dr. Stevie. Foley says that Stevie will be wrestling tonight and he will get a chance to collect his bounty. Stevie says that he is a professional therapist now, but Foley says that Stevie better get ready for his match.
Match Number Two: Daffney and Alissa Flash versus Sarita and Taylor Wilde in a Women’s Tag Tournament First Round Match
Flash and Wilde start things off and they lock up and Wilde with a cross arm breaker but Flash sends Wilde to the mat. Wilde with a kip up and Sarita is tagged in. Wilde with an arm drag and Sarita with an arm drag of her own. Wilde sends Sarita onto Flash for a near fall. Sarita with a chop and knee. Flash holds on to the ropes when Sarita tries for a drop kick. Flash with a clothesline. Daffney tags in and she punches Sarita followed by a European uppercut. Sarita with an arm drag and a flip leg drop for a near fall. Wilde tags in and she hits a sunset flip but Daffney rolls through. Sarita with a cross body off Taylor’s back. Flash with a kick to the back and then Daffney with a kick to Wilde. Flash tags in and she slams Wilde and then she stomps on Taylor’s head. Flash with a kick to the back and then Daffney is tagged back in. Daffney with a kick to Wilde followed by a Shining Wizard for a near fall. Daffney with a seated abdominal stretch. Flash and Sarita tag in and Sarita with chops and a shoulder tackle to Daffney. Sarita with a cross body but Daffney and Flash catch her. Sarita with a tornado DDT on Daffney. Wilde with a kick to Flash and then Sarita and Wilde with a series of double team moves and Sarita with a press for a near fall. Flash with forearms and a back fist but Sarita with a belly-to-belly suplex for the three count.
Winners: Sarita and Taylor Wilde
Jeremy Borash is with Eric Young and the World Elite. Jeremy asks Eric about the visit that Kurt Angle is going to pay later. Eric says that maybe Kurt gets what he deserves tonight. Eric says that they would do whatever it takes and Kurt should understand that. Eric says that Brutus won tonight. Jeremy points out that Brutus pinned Scott Steiner. Eric says that they will always do what is right. He tells Kurt that his door is open and invites Kurt to stop by for a chat.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Suicide to ask him about D’Angelo Dinero. Suicide says that Dinero knows that he has lived and died on the same streets that Dinero lives on. Next week, the dark savior is coming and it is going to be a cleansing of the wicked.
We go back to the Impact Zone and they come out to the table and it is an announce table with headsets and video games.
Match Number Three: Jay Lethal versus D’Angelo Dinero
We have commentary from the Machine Guns before the match starts but then we return to Mike and Taz.
They lock up and Lethal backs Dinero into the ropes and Lethal with a clean break. Dinero with a kick instead of a clean break. Lethal with an elbow and jabs followed by arm drags and an arm bar. Lethal with another arm drag and a drop kick. Dinero goes to the floor and Lethal with a suicide dive and Dinero goes down. Lethal with a shoulder from the apron and then Dinero crotches Lethal on the top rope and then Dinero with a clothesline and Lethal hits the apron hard and goes to the floor. Dinero rolls Lethal back in and gets a near fall. Dinero chokes Lethal in the ropes and then hits a splash in the ropes for a near fall. Dinero comes off the turnbuckles into a boot from Lethal. Lethal with a series of clotheslines followed by a handspring back elbow for a near fall. Lethal with a hip toss followed by a cartwheel and drop kick for a near fall. Lethal with a chop and a sunset flip for a near fall. Lethal with a near fall and a rollup for a near fall. Dinero with a knee followed by an Irish whip. Dinero with a neck breaker and then the knee pads come down for the running knees in the corner for the three count.
Winner: D’Angelo Dinero
We go to the back and there is a face off between the World Elite and Main Event Mafia. Kurt tells Eric that Brutus was out of line. Kurt says that they had a pact where they would work together and dominate. Eric says that Brutus did what he had to and he will not apologize. Eric agrees that they will dominate if they are together but they will fall apart if they are working apart.
Angelina Love and Velvet Sky walk in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Angelina Love and Velvet Sky versus Madison Rayne and Roxxi in a Women’s Tag Team Tournament First Round Match
Madison and Angelina start things off but Roxxi tags in and she connects with forearms to Angelina followed by a Samoan drop and back senton splash for a near fall. Angelina sends Roxxi to the mat and Velvet is tagged in for a double elbow drop for a near fall. Velvet with a version of a curb stomp for a near fall. Madison tags in and they hit a double back elbow for a near fall. Madison with forearms but Angelina pulls Madison down by the hair. While the referee deals with Roxxi, Angelina and Velvet with some double team moves. Angelina tags in and she kicks Madison in the back. Velvet tags in and she hits a snap mare and kick to the back. Velvet with another snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall. Velvet with shoulders in the corner. Madison makes the tag and so does Velvet. Roxxi with forearms and a kick to Angelina. Roxxi with a fallaway slam to Velvet. Roxxi with the Voodoo drop but she can only get a two count. Velvet and Roxxi fight to the floor and Angelina with a rollup and a handful of tights that forces some digitization for the three count.
Winners: Angelina Love and Velvet Sky
Cody Deaner is in Mick Foley’s office talking about his women’s title match against ODB. Cody asks for a tune up match against a Knockout tonight. Cody wants to be able to showcase his skills. Cody leaves and Mick and Jeremy appear to be on the same page about Cody’s potential opponent.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mick Foley joins Taz and Tenay at the announce table.
Match Number Five: Abyss versus Dr. Stevie
Stevie attacks Abyss as he comes to the ring and he punches Abyss on the ramp. Stevie sends Abyss into the guardrail and the apron. The bell finally rings and the referee starts his count and Stevie is not happy that Abyss is in the ring. Stevie with punches to Abyss but Abyss feels none of it and appears to want more. The jacket comes off and Stevie with chops that have no impact. Abyss starts to clap after taking Stevie to the mat. Abyss with a charge into the corner. Abyss with another charge into the corner followed by a Black Hold Slam for the three count.
After the match, Nash comes up from behind and clotheslines Abyss and connects with knees in the corner. Stevie pushes Nash away and wants to punch and kick Abyss. Foley makes his way into the ring and he sends Stevie to the floor. Nash leaves before Foley can get his hands on him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the World Elite are in the ring and Eric Young is going to talk. Eric says that there appears to be a lot of controversy about the World Elite tonight and he would have it no other way. He says that it did not deter them from their number one job to recruit Hernandez. They want Hernandez to be part of their family so he can be treated as an equal and be given a fair chance. Eric says that he never expected that Hernandez would be so brainwashed to think that the fans consider him an equal. Eric says that he will do whatever it takes to get him to join the group.
Hernandez’s music plays and Hector Guerrero comes to the ring. Hector says that Hernandez is not coming out tonight. Hector reminds Eric that he cost Hernandez one of the most important matches in his life. Hector points out that Hernandez has a bad temper. Hector says that Hernandez wants to give back. Hector tells Eric to end it. Eric says that he did not start it. It was the people who chose to spit on their beliefs. Eric says that he respects Hector and what the Guerreros have done in wrestling and that is why he is still standing. Eric tells Hector to have Hernandez watch closely to see why he should talk to Eric tonight.
Tara is walking in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back with a Tara and Awesome Kong video package.
Match Number Six: Tara versus Cody Deaner in a Mixed Martial Arts Rules Match
Cody acts like himself while Tara waits for him to get ready to fight. Cody wants Tara to take the first punch and Cody gets waffled by a right hand. Tara with more punches and a kick that sends Cody into the turnbuckles. Cody misses a spear but Tara with a double leg take down and Cody gets to the ropes. Cody with a crane kick but he misses. Tara with a round house kick and then she pummels him and puts him in a cross arm breaker but Cody gets to the ropes. Tara punches Cody and the ref pulls Tara away. Cody accidentally punches the refere. Tara with punches and kicks to Cody.
Awesome Kong makes her way to the ring and she attacks Tara and hits the Implant Buster. Kong leaves the ring and the referee miraculous recovers in time to see Tara out in the ring.
Winner: Cody Deaner
We go to commercial.
We see Cody in the back and Lauren reminds Cody about his match with ODB. Cody says that he beat Tara from pillar to post. He tells Lauren to add her to the list.
We run through the card for No Surrender.
We go to some footage of Bobby Lashley training and Rhino confronts him and attacks him.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Daniels and A.J. Styles with This Is The Icon Sting versus Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe with Matt Morgan
Angle and Daniels start things off and Daniels with a side head lock take down. Angle with a head scissors and Daniels escapes. Angle with a kick and elbow. Angle with a European uppercut or two. Daniels with a leg lariat and Styles tags in. Styles kicks Angle and then slams Kurt and follows that with a phenomenal knee drop for a near fall. Angle with a rake of the eyes and Joe is tagged in. Styles with a rana and punch. Daniels is tagged in and they double team Joe. Daniels with chops but Joe with punches. Joe charges into a knee and then Daniels with a jawbreaker. Styles tags in and he sends Joe into Daniels and then they hit a high low combination. Joe with a chop to Styles and an Irish whip. Joe with a uranage to a charging Styles. Angle tags in and gets a near fall. Angle with a waist lock. Angle with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and he gets a near fall. Joe tags in and they hit a double suplex on Styles. Joe with a forearm to Daniels that knocks him off the apron. Joe with a power slam for a near fall. Joe tries for an arm breaker but Styles blocks it and gets to the ropes. Styles with punches but Joe gets Styles on his shoulders. Styles escapes the hold and he hits a Pele kick and both men are down. Angel and Daniels tag in and Daniels with clotheslines and a kick and STO for a near fall. Daniels with an Irish whip but Angle moves when Daniels tries for a knee. Angle tries for the Olympic Slam but Daniels with an arm drag. Daniels with a Flatline and then he puts Angle in the Koji Clutch. Joe tries for a knee drop but Daniels moves. Daniels with an enzuigiri and then Styles is tagged back in. Daniels with a choke slam. Daniels with a BME and Styles with a frog splash but Joe breaks up the cover with a back senton. Joe sends Daniels to the floor. Joe gets a chair and Sting uses the force to stop him. Morgan has a chair and he wants Angle to use it. Angle gets sent into the chair when Styles reverses. Styles with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: A.J. Styles and Daniels
After the match, Morgan goes into the ring and he explains himself to Kurt. Angle slaps Morgan and Morgan with a kick and a Hellevator.
We go to the back where the World Elite has attacked Homicide and Big Rob carries Homicide through the back.
We are back and the World Elite has brought Homicide into the ring. Eric tells Hernandez to join the World Elite or Homicide’s blood will be on his hands.
Hernandez comes to the ring and he hits a slingshot shoulder to Williams and Magnus. Hernandez press slams Bashir onto the rest of the group. Young tries to use a chair but Hernandez blocks it. Homicide hits Hernandez with the chair. The World Elite return to the ring and they attack Hernandez. Homicide puts the Mexican flag
on top of Hernandez as we go to credits.