Total Nonstop Action – Pay-Per-View August 16, 2009 – Orlando, Florida (iMPACT Zone) OFFICIAL TNA PPV LINE-UP:
Christopher Daniels won a Steel Asylum Match for an X-Division Title Shot Abyss defeated Jethro Holliday (Dr. Stevie’s $50,000 Bounty Match) Hernandez defeated Big Rob Terry (Feast of Fired Briefcase Match) The British Invasion defeated Beer Money Inc. (IWGP Tag Team Titles) ODB & Cody Deaner defeated The Beautiful People w/Madison Rayne Samoa Joe w/Taz defeated Homicide (TNA X-Division Title) Booker T & Scott Steiner beat Team 3-D (TNA World Tag Team Titles) Kevin Nash w/Traci Brooks defeated Mick Foley (TNA Legend’s Title) Kurt Angle beat Sting and Matt Morgan (TNA World Heavyweight Title)
STEEL ASYLUM #1 CONTENDERS X-DIVISION MATCH Christopher Daniels defeated SUICIDE and Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed and Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley and Amazing Red and Pope D’Angelo Dinero (Elijah Burke): This match earned numerous chants, including “this is awesome!” The object of the match was to climb up-side-down to a hole at the middle of the top of the cage, which is very difficult for someone who isn’t a top athlete.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW: Christopher Daniels looked forward to facing the winner of Homicide vs. Samoa Joe. Daniels said he won the won the Steel Asylum match for A.J. Styles. Daniels said he hopes Joe won the X-Division title, but Homicide will be okay too.
$50,000 BOUNTY MATCH Abyss defeated Jethro Holliday: Jethro Holliday was trying to cash in on the $50,000 bounty placed on the head of Abyss by Dr. Stevie.. Abyss avoided a shot with the brass knux and nailed Holliday with a Black Hole Slam for the win!
FEAST OR FIRED BRIEFCASE MATCH Hernandez defeated Rob Terry (w/Brutus Magnus & Doug Williams) in 9 seconds: This match was for possession of the Feast of Fired briefcase, which contains a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight title – and technically belongs to Hernandez (but the British Invasion stole it!). It took Hernandez nine seconds to dispose of the British Invasion and shoulder-block Rob Terry for the 1-2-3. Hernandez took the briefcase and celebrated!
IWGP TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Doug Williams) defeated Beer Money Inc. (Robert Roode & James Storm) to retain the IWGP Tag Team titles: World Elite leader Eric Young joined Mike Tenay & Don West on commentary for the match. Late in the match, James Storm was distracted by Eric Young and Robert Roode got low-blowed by Brutus Magnus, who rolled up Roode for the 1-2-3.
TAG TEAM MATCH WITH THE KNOCKOUT TITLE ON THE LINE ODB & Cody Deaner defeated TNA Knockout champion Angelina Love & Velvet Sky w/Madison Rayne: Cody Deaner spanked Velvet Sky and got to kiss all three members of the Beautiful People. Madison Rayne tried to spray the Deaner’s eyes with hair-spray, but she missed and accidentally hit Sky in the face! The Deaner rolled up Velvet to win the match! Initially ODB was declared the new TNA Knockout champion, but Cody Deaner decided that he wanted the belt! The Deaner took the belt and ran, with an angry ODB giving chase! Velvet Sky yelled at Madison Rayne for costing the Beautiful People their championship..
TNA X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH Samoa Joe w/Taz defeated Homicide to win the TNA X-Division title:
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Kurt Angle presented Matt Morgan with a Main Event Mafia contract (if he helped the Mafia win tonight). They agreed to work together to take out Sting and shook hands..
TNA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE NO-DQ FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH The Main Event Mafia (Scott Steiner & Booker T w/Sharmell) defeated Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) to retain the TNA World Tag Team titles: This crazy brawl of a match ended with a double pin situation, and the referees agreed to look at the video tape. The referees ruled that Brother Ray’s shoulders were pinned a half second before Booker T’s shoulders – so the Main Event Mafia were declared the winners!
TNA LEGENDS TITLE MATCH Kevin Nash w/Traci Brooks defeated Mick Foley to win the TNA Legend’s title: By the end of the match, both wrestlers were bleeding and the referee was knocked out just before he was about to throw the match out. Mick Foley found a barbed wire baseball bat, but he bumped into Traci Brooks on the ring apron and Nash pinned him 1-2-3 to end a weak match. Nash took the barbed wire bat and smashed Foley with it! Nash went in for a second shot with the bat, but Abyss showed up with his own barbed wire bat to help Mick Foley!
TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE 3-WAY Kurt Angle defeated Sting and Matt Morgan to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title: Kurt Angle and Matt Morgan started working together, but eventually Angle double-crossed him! The finish say Angle swing a chair at Sting, but he missed and whacked Morgan by mistake – so he went ahead and pinned Matt Morgan for the win!