TNA iMPACT – 2008 07 24

TNA iMPACT

Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: July 24, 2008 (Taped: July 16)

IN THE RING (SIX SIDES OF STEEL)
Samoa Joe & Kevin Nash: Samoa Joe started the show inside of a cage, challenging Booker T to a Six Sides of Steel match at Hard Justice. Booker T & Sharmell came out to the stage and wanted to add tables, ladders, and chairs to the six sides of steel match. Booker T said he would come back out later with a contract and told Joe to be ready to sign it. Booker T told Joe, “be afraid of the dark, be VERY afraid of the dark!”

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & A.J. Styles & Christian Cage & Rhino: A.J. Styles said he doesn’t believe that Sting will be in Team 3-D’s corner tonight. Christian Cage wasn’t as trusting and said if Sting showed up tonight he would be the first one to go through a table. Rhino looked A.J. Styles in the eye and warned him not to get sucked in..

X-DIVISION 4-WAY
Consequences Creed defeated Jimmy Rave and Johnny Devine and Eric Young: After the match, Johnny Devine attacked Consequences Creed while Lance Hoyt & Jimmy Rave backed up Devine. Abyss hit the ring and took Hoyt, Rave, & Devine out with ease! Abyss picked up a steel chair, but threw it down not wanting to resort to extreme violence.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Kurt Angle & Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon): Team 3-D forced Jeremy Borash to lay down on a table. Brother Ray said if being a scumbag was an Olympic sport then Kurt Angle would win the Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Brother Devon said that Sting was going to shock the world tonight.

KAREN’S ANGLE (TALK SEGMENT)
Karen Angle & Kaz: Kaz talked about training with Killer Kowalski, and being influenced by Bret Hart. Kaz spoke about being apart of TNA during the early days, and his decision to leave TNA (to work for the WWE). Kaz said he quickly learned the ugly side of the business, the dirty politics and he did not enjoy going to work.

SQUASH MATCH
Matt Morgan defeated Kory Chavis with the Hellevator: Mike Tenay said that Matt Morgan had just debuted on American Gladitors. After the finish, Don West commented “Kory Chavis just joined Matt Morgan’s mile high club!”

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren & The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley): The Machine Guns said they challenged Beer Money (Robert Roode & James Storm) to a strap match tonight.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren & The Prince Justice Brotherhood (Super Eric & Curry Man & Shark Boy): The three masked super-heros put their heads together to create the perfect motto – “we come in peace, they leave in pieces!”

TAG TEAM STRAP MATCH
Beer Money (Robert Roode & James Storm w/Jackie Moore) defeated The Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley): Chris Sabin was attached to Robert Roode and Alex Shelley was attached to James Storm. After the match, Roode & Storm tied Alex Shelley to the ropes and repeatedly whipped him with their leather straps..

TNA KNOCKOUTS TITLE MATCH
Taylor Wilde defeated Velvet Sky w/Angelina Love in 5 seconds to retain the TNA Knockouts title: Velvet Sky protested, claiming she was not ready and challenged Taylor to an immediate rematch. Taylor Wilde accepted.

TNA KNOCKOUTS TITLE MATCH
Taylor Wilde defeated Velvet Sky w/Angelina Love in 21 seconds to retain the TNA Knockouts title: Angelina Love asked Taylor Wilde who she was dating to get so much special treatment. Love offered Wilde $5000 if she could defeat Sky once more.

TNA KNOCKOUTS TITLE MATCH
Taylor Wilde defeated Velvet Sky w/Angelina Love by DQ: Angelina Love interfered and caused the disqualification. Angelina Love & Velvet Sky gave Taylor the paper bag treatment, but were soon attacked by Gail Kim & ODB (eating a turkey leg)!

VIGNETTE
Shawn Daivari (now calling himself Shiek Aboul Bashir): Remember Muhammad Hassan from the WWE? Well this is pretty much the same character. How great would it be for TNA to sign the wrestler formerly known as Muhammad Hassan! Too bad he pulled the world’s greatest disappearing act!

AT THE HOSPITAL
Jeremy Borash & So Cal Val + Sonjay Dutt (with Little Guru’s): So-Cal Val visited Sonjay Dutt in the hospital after he suffered a head injury from Jay Lethal “smashing him with a chair” last week. Val said she didn’t watch the video from last week because she hates violence (so why are you in the wrestling business?). Jeremy Borash & Val left the room and Sonjay pulled out a diamond ring and grinned like a total creep.

TABLES ELIMINATION MATCH
Kurt Angle & Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) defeated Christian Cage & Rhino & A.J. Styles: Christian Cage & Rhino put Brother Devon through a table to eliminate him! Rhino was eliminated when Kurt Angle moved as Rhino was going for a GORe and crashed through a table. Christian Cage was eliminated after illegal interference from Devon and Brother Ray put Cage through a table! Johnny Devine ran down and threw powder at A.J. Styles, who ducked and the powder went into Brother Ray’s eyes! Ray put Devine through a table thinking it was A.J. Styles. Brother Ray was knocked off the ring apron and he crashed through a table on the floor. It came down to Kurt Angle vs. A.J. Styles for all the marbles. Referee Earl Hebner was knocked out cold. Frank Trigg came down and whacked A.J. Styles with a kendo stick! Kurt Angle put Styles through a table just as the referee was waking up and declared Angle’s team the winners!

IN THE RING
Booker T (w/Sharmell) + Samoa Joe (w/Kevin Nash): Booker T (holding Joe’s TNA World title) presented the contract to Samoa Joe, but told him to get his “punk ass” buddy (Nash) out of the ring first. Joe said he would send Nash to the back if Booker send his wench to the back too. The women went backstage and Booker T signed on the dotted line. Joe took the contract and the light’s went out and Mike Tenay screamed “he’s here! he’s here!” The lights came on a few seconds later and Joe was unconcious in the ring and Booker T was holding Sting’s baseball bat. Mike Tenay immediately proclaimed that Sting was the one who knocked Joe out. Editor’s Note: Now how would he come to that conclusion?!?!?! There was no physical evidence that Sting was there! So lame.