TNA iMPACT – 2008 05 01

TNA iMPACT

Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: May 1st, 2008 (Taped: April 28)

TAG TEAM MATCH
The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) vs. Shark Boy & Curry Man ended in a No Contest: The fans were pumped up watching this very exciting tag team match until Scott Steiner, Petey Williams, and Rhaka Khan hit the ring and destroyed all four wrestlers.

IN THE RING
Scott Steiner & Petey Williams & Rhaka Khan + Kurt Angle + Samoa Joe: Scott Steiner said Kurt Angle weaseled his way into a title shot at Sacrifice. Steiner said he would beat Samoa Joe for the World title and also take Kurt Angle’s gold medals and make Kurt his BITCH. Kurt Angle hit the ring for a brief fight until Petey whacked Kurt with a lead pipe. Steiner put Angle in the Steiner-recliner until TNA World champion Samoa Joe made the save!

INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & A.J. Styles + Jim Cornette: A.J. Styles was stressed out about Tomko getting hurt in his MMA match in Japan and not being there tonight for the Deuces Wild match. Jim Cornette came out of his office and A.J. Styles begged for more time to find a tag team partner, and Cornette gave him an hour to find a partner or he will forfeit his match against the Rock & Rave Infection.

IN-RING INTERVIEW
Mike Tenay & The Beautiful People (Angelina Love & Velvet Skye): Mike Tenay talked about the rules of the first ever Knockouts “Makeover” Battle Royal taking place at Sacrifice, with the winner getting a title shot and the runner up getting a “makeover” in the form of their head being shaved. Love and Skye showed photoshopped pictures of Gail Kim and ODB of how they would look with a bald head. Gail Kim and ODB interrupted and shoved the Beautiful People down to the mat and proceeded to fight around the six-sided ring until Love and Skye retreated as soon as possible. ODB challenged the two beauties to meet them in the ring in about twenty minutes and one of them will be in their favorite position – flat on their back!

INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & A.J. Styles + Kurt Angle: Kurt Angle asked A.J. Styles if he’s talked to Karen (Angle) lately. A.J. said “no,” and Kurt said “good let’s keep it that way.” A.J. Styles went into Booker T’s dressing room to ask him if he would be his tag team partner tonight. Booker T acted like Styles was a fan (yeah way to put a guy over, Booker). Booker T totally ragged on A.J. and told him to get lost.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
“Lauren” & Samoa Joe (with Kevin Nash holding his belt): Samoa Joe said he has seen all of this coming, he welcomes it, and is counting the days until Sacrifice.

DEUCES WILD QUALIFYING MATCH
LAX (Homicide & Hernandez w/Salinas) defeated Eric Young & Kaz: Homicide rolled up Eric Young to qualify for the Deuces Wild tournament. LAX shook hands with Kaz and Eric Young after the match and then called out Spanish announcer Hector Guerrero.

IN THE RING
LAX (Homicide & Hernandez) + Hector Guerrero: Homicide said they studied wrestler taped for years, tapes of the Guerrero family, especially Eddie – inciting a warm “Eddie!” chant from the TNA fans. Homicide said he respects the Guerrero family and requested that Hector stand in their corner at Sacrifice and guide them to the World Tag Team titles! Hector showed some latin fire and agreed to join LAX out of their obvious mutual respect.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
“Lauren” & Jim Cornette & Tracy Brooks + Matt Morgan: Tracy Brooks was asking Jim Cornette for something and he said he would take it under consideration and sent her away. Matt Morgan entered the TNA management office and asked his mentor, Jim Cornette, to include him as one of the singles wrestlers in the Deuces Wild tournament. Cornette said he would announce the eight singles wrestlers later tonight and Morgan will have to wait just like everybody else. Suddenly, Kip James (who Matt Morgan jumped last week) attacked Morgan and pounded on him on Cornette’s desk.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Jeremy Borash & A.J. Styles + Kevin Nash (as Dr. Nash) & Christy Hemme: A.J. Styles walked in on Dr. Nash having a session with Christy Hemme about her dirty dreams. Hemme finished up and told Styles that Rock and Rave would rock his world tonight. Styles asked Kevin Nash to be his tag team partner tonight. Nash blew him off, saying he’s staying where the money is – with the TNA World champion Samoa Joe.

KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM MATCH
Gail Kim & ODB defeated The Beautiful People (Angelina Love & Velvet Skye): After the match, Angelina Love got extremely aggressive with Gail Kim, but was quickly double-teamed and tossed out by Kim and ODB. Roxxi Leveaux walked down and tossed Angelina back into the ring and then gave her a Voodoo Drop (aka the Barbie Crusher when she performs as Nikki Roxx).

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Jeremy Borash & Robert Roode & “Cowboy” James Storm & Jackie Moore: James Storm said he apoligized for last week as Robert Roode read the stock report in the newspaper. A.J. Styles showed up and gave James Storm a bottle of cheap booze and asked him to be his tag team partner. Both Storm and Roode declined to be Styles’ partner tonight. Styles banged his head on the locker in frustration and then somebody off screen showed up and agreed to be A.J.’s partner! Who is it? Who is it?!!

DEUCES WILD QUALIFYING MATCH
A.J. Styles & Super Eric defeated The Rock & Rave Infection (Jimmy Rave & Lance Hoyt w/Christy Hemme): Super Eric showed up as the mystery partner for A.J. Styles – I LOVE IT!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Sting: Sting said he wanted to know what was in the water around there. Sting addressed Booker T, and said you just don’t know who you can trust, and who you can’t. Then it was time to find out with Jim Cornette has up his sleeve.

KNOCKOUTS MATCH (DOUBLE DEBUT!)
Cheerleader Melissa defeated Daizee Haze: Both fighters are current members of the SHIMMER roster and have also been apart of the ChickFight promotion. Cheerleader Melissa used the Kudo-driver (a modified Vertibreaker) to finish off Daizee Haze to complete a very impressive Total Nonstop Action debut.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
“Lauren” & Scott Steiner & Petey Williams & Rhaka Khan: Petey Williams now looks like a smaller version of Scott Steiner, complete with bleech blond buzz cut and goatee with a darkened landing strip. “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner proceeded to cut one of the coolest promos in the history of professional wrestling.

MAIN EVENT
Samoa Joe & Kurt Angle defeated Scott Steiner & Petey Williams w/Rhaka Khan: Kurt Angle’s jealousy got the best of him and he attacked his partner, TNA World champion Samoa Joe, during the match. Samoa Joe disposed of Angle and pinned Petey Williams after a Muscle-buster! Angle knocked down Joe from behind after the match. Steiner chased Angle away with a lead pipe, but then knocked out Joe with the pipe!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Jim Cornette: Jim Cornette said “James E. Cornette is about to shock the world!”

IN THE RING
Jim Cornette announces the “Egotistical Eight”: Jim Cornette called out Matt Morgan, Kip James, BG James, “Cowboy” James Storm, Booker T, Robert Roode, “The ICON” Sting, and a surprise entrant………… TNA Knockout champion Awesome Kong!