Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios) Date: July 10th, 2008 (Taped: June 24)
PARKING LOT BRAWL Homicide vs. Robert Roode ended in a No Contest: The show started hot and heavy in the parking lot with Jeremy Borash overseeing a one-on-one street fight between Homicide and Robert Roode. The two enemies brawled as they were surrounded by a series of vehicles with their headlights focused on the combatants. James Storm & Hernandez were banned from the parking lot, but Storm showed up wearing a mask to help double-team Homicide. Roode & Storm handcuffed Homicide’s arms behind his back and dragged him into the iMPACT Zone and threw him into the ring. After a ruthless beating, Hernandez finally showed up to take the fight to Roode & Storm. Hector Guerrero showed up to help Homicide, who was stuck in the hand-cuffs. Hernandez picked up the leather strape and whipped Roode & Storm until they squirmed out of the ring and escaped. Salinas ran down with the key to Homicide’s cuffs. After the match, Sting‘s music played and Sting was spotted in the rafters!
WORLD X-CUP MATCH Doug Williams (Team International) defeated Masato Yoshino (Team Japan):
BACKSTAGE Jeremy Borash & Kurt Angle + Angelina Love & Velvet Sky: Kurt Angle found the Beautiful People preparing themselves in front of the mirror and told them they were in a wrestling match not a beauty contest. Angelina & Velvet said every day is a beauty contest for the Beautiful People. Kurt Angle said he had a reputation and told the girls to do some squats or something. Angelina & Velvet did a couple of sarcastic squats and then gave Jeremy Borash the paper bag treatment because his “microphone” got too close to their smoking hot bodies.
GURU YOGA CLASS Sonjay Dutt & Lauren + Petey Williams + “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal: Sonjay Dutt was teaching Yoga to his Little Guru kids and admiring Lauren’s ASSets as she bent over. Dutt kicked Petey Williams out of his class (random). Jay Lethal showed up and attacked Sonjay Dutt, who quickly hid behind his Little Gurus and chanted “Set Val Free! Set Val Free!”
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lauren & Taylor Wild: Taylor said she was excited, nervous and can’t sit still. Taylor said Awesome Kong wants to beat her, but all she can do is go out there and leave everything on the line.
ROUGH CUT Featuring Matt Morgan: Matt Morgan talked about coming to TNA and being able to be himself. Jim Cornette said Matt Morgan has what it takes to be one of the best in the entire wrestling business. They are really building this guy up to be something special. Let’s hope he doesn’t crash and burn or pull a “Lesnar.”
SIX-MAN TAG TEAM FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH Petey Williams & Tomko & Kip James defeated BG James & Eric Young & Matt Morgan: After the match, Abyss showed up wearing his white inmate uniform and knocked Tomko out of the ring. Abyss picked up Petey’s lead pipe and looked around, but then dropped the pipe and backed away from it. Trying to prove that he is rehabilitated.
TNA KNOCKOUTS TITLE MATCH Taylor Wild w/Roxxi Laveaux defeated Awesome Kong w/Raesha Saed to win the TNA Knockout’s title!: Awesome Kong destroyed the lovely Taylor Wild for most of the match, but the young rookie would NOT give up! Taylor slipped out of the Awesome-bomb and got a surprise roll-up on Kong and scored the 1-2-3, which Mike Taney dubbed the “biggest upset in TNA history!!!” Taylor wins the TNA Knockout’s title, along with $25,000 from the “Fans Challenge.” Jeremy Borash ran down to interview the NEW champion, who proclaimed, “this is the greatest night of my life! It just proves that dreams can come true!” Awesome.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Jeremy Borash & Kaz (with Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley & Curry Man): Kaz said some people come into TNA to brag about what they did ten years ago, while guys like him and his team-mates break their backs to make TNA entertaining. Kaz said it wasn’t about victories tonight, but it was about PRIDE!
WORLD X-CUP MATCH Kaz (Team TNA/USA) defeated Ultimo Guerrero (Team Mexico): Kaz tried to do a sping-board move but his knee went out and he crashed and burned (scripted). Kaz fought through the pain and managed to win the match for Team TNA. — Team Mexico = 3 | Team TNA = 3 | Team International = 2 | Team Japan = 2..
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lauren & A.J. Styles & Gail Kim & ODB: A.J. Styles praised ODD & Gail Kim and said they respected them more than they know. Gail Kim talked about opening the doors for Velvet Sky & Angelina Love here in TNA and they were going to teach them a lesson tonight. ODB said the Beautiful People are going to get a facial tonight that they will never forget – yikes!
RINGSIDE Mike Tenay & Don West + Jim Cornette: Mike Tenay & Don West were running down the Victory Road card when Jim Cornette showed up to announce a rematch between Awesome Kong and Taylor Wild for the TNA Knockout’s title at Victory Road.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Jeremy Borash & Kurt Angle + Angelina Love & Velvet Sky: Kurt Angle was shocked that the Beautiful People were sitting around lounging in tanning beds and not preparing for their match. Kurt said the girls were just like Karen, only caring about their looks. Kurt yelled “let’s go! we have a match!!!!”
IN THE RING Booker T + Samoa Joe + Sting: Booker T called out the “distinguished” TNA World champion, Samoa Joe, to offer him an apology. Booker T admitted that he respects Samoa Joe and wanted to apoligize for his past behavior. Booker T hesitated for a moment, and then went on to say he was “sorry” for what he will do in his hometown of Houston at Victory Road. Booker T said Samoa Joe hasn’t beaten anybody, and then started to list the people he (Booker) has beaten like Rick Martel, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Chris Jericho. Booker T extended his hand and said “may the best man win, Joe.” Joe shook his hand and said Booker T is going to be sorry that he ever called him out. Sting showed up and the crowd went nuts. Sting asked the crowd who they thought would win at Victory Road. They picked Joe. Sting said that he would be at Victory Road!
KNOCKED OUT Featuring Gail Kim & Angelina Love: Gail Kim and Angelina Love hyped their grudge match at Victory Road.
SIX-PERSON TAG TEAM MATCH (MAIN EVENT) A.J. Styles & Gail Kim & ODB defeated Kurt Angle & The Beautiful People (Angelina Love & Velvet Sky): Midway through the match, Frank Trigg made his way to ringside, followed by an appearance from Karen Angle from the opposite side of the iMPACT Zone. Styles and his girls won the match after Gail Kim pinned Velvet Sky and Karen Angle applauded (for Styles) from ringside. Kurt and his girls attacked the winners from behind and put the boots to them. Kurt was going to put the Ankle-lock on A.J Styles but Karen Angle low-blowed her husband! Frank Trigg came in and Angle-slammed Styles down to the mat! Kurt recovered and applied the Ankle-lock on Styles as Trigg bad-mouthed Styles! Meanwhile the Beautiful People gave Gail Kim the paper bag treatment as the show went off the air.