TNA iMPACT – 2008 06 19

TNA iMPACT

Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: June 19th, 2008 (Taped: June 10)

KICKOFF (AT THE PINK TACO)
“Black Machismo” Jay Lethal: Jay Lethal was extremely pissed off about Sonjay Dutt ruining his wedding to So-Cal Val at Slammiversary. Lethal invited Dutt to meeting at the Pink Taco (the bar where Dutt threw Lethal’s bachelor party) for a fight.

MATCH
Booker T defeated BG James:

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & TNA Champion Samoa Joe: Jeremy Borash implied that Kevin Nash’s comments might be right, and Samoa Joe got up and yelled at Borash. Kevin Nash strolled in and made fun of Joe for giving up his personal dressing room to Booker T and dress in the lockerroom. Joe yelled at Nash, saying he was proud to be in the locker room with the real wrestlers. Joe said Nash has been telling everybody that Joe can’t beat Booker T, but Joe doubted that Nash could beat Booker T now. Nash said he would wrestle Booker T next week.

WORLD X-CUP TAG TEAM MATCH (ROUND #1)
Team TNA (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) defeated Team International (Shawn Daivari & Tyson Dux): Midway through the match, the cameras found A.J. Styles backstage attacking Tomko.

INTERVIEW VIA SATTELITE
Mike Tenay & Don West with Karen Angle: Karen Angle said that her fight with Awesome Kong last week was the first fight she’s ever been in, if you could call it a fight. Don West asked why Karen doesn’t just go into hiding, and Karen said that’s just want Kurt wants. Mike Tenay asked what was next for Karen Angle and she said she would be in Orlando next week.

IN THE RING
Jim Cornette + LAX (Homicide & Hernandez w/Hector Guerrero & Salinas) + Jackie Moore: Jim Cornette said LAX has challenged Robert Roode & James Storm to a Fans Revenge Lumberjack match at Victory Road. Cornette said they would pick twelve fans to be Lumberjacks and give them each a big leather strap. Hector Guerrero signed the contract, and then Jackie Moore came out representing Robert Roode & James Storm. Jackie insulted Salinas’ “fake” boobs and they almost started to fight but Jim Cornette got between them and said there would be a match later and told the girls to COME ALONE – in other word’s the men stay backstage.

$25,000 FANS CHALLENGE
Awesome Kong w/Raesha Saed defeated Taylor (aka Shantelle Taylor): The two volunteers were Kimberly (aka Temptress Kimberly) and Taylor (aka Shantelle Taylor. “Taylor” was chosen and immediately took the fight to Awesome Kong. Taylor got way more offense than anybody else since Kong started doing this fans challenge gimmick. Taylor, who is under TNA contract, put on such a good performance that the fans have already fallen in love with her. Kong stopped Taylor in her tracks with a devastating Awesome-bomb to win the match.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Sonjay Dutt: Sonjay Dutt said he was a GURU and a GURU is all about peace and non-violence. Dutt said he was in love with Val, and Borash suggested Dutt go down to the Pink Taco and tell Jay Lethal that himself.

WORLD X-CUP (NON-TOURNAMENT)
Kaz (Team TNA) defeated Alex Koslov (Team International):

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Christian Cage: Christian Cage talked about Rhino being taken out by Team 3-D tonight, but he was cool with it because he sees it as a “phenomenal” opportity.

ROUGH CUT
Featuring Matt Morgan: Matt Morgan talked about having ADD growing up, getting into athletics (basketball), playing college basketball, and believing that he could have made it to the NBA.,,,, to be continued!

AT THE PINK TACO
Jay Lethal + Sonjay Dutt: Jay Lethal wanted an apology from Sonjay Dutt for ruining his wedding. Dutt apologized and then suggested Lethal ask Val how she feels about it. Lethal attacked Dutt and they brawled, destroying the Pink Taco set. It all ended with Lethal spearing Dutt through a sliding metal garage door!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon): Brother Ray called Christian Cage “stupid” and said it was obvious that Christian’s tag team partner was going to be A.J. Styles.

KNOCKOUTS SPECIAL CHALLENGE MATCH
Jackie Moore defeated Salinas by Submission:

TAG TEAM GRUDGE MATCH
Christian Cage & A.J. Styles (sub for Rhino) defeated Team 3-D (Brother Ray & Devon): Midway through the match, Team 3-D left and brought a table to the ring but Christian Cage kicked the table into their heads with a baseball slide! A.J. Styles did a spectacular running leap over the top landing on top of Team 3-D just before commercial. After the match; Frank Trigg showed up and yelled at A.J. Styles for attacking him earlier. Kurt Angle snuck up from behind and knocked A.J. Styles down and asked “are you looking for me, you son of a BITCH?”