TNA iMPACT – 2008 08 28

TNA iMPACT

Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: August 28, 2008 (Taped: August 25-26)

KNOCKOUTS MATCH
Awesome Kong w/Raesha Saed defeated Sojourner Bolt (Josie from SHIMMER): After the match, Amazing Kong & Raesha Saed continue to assault Sojourner Bolt until ODB made the save! ODB tossed Raesha Saed and a couple of referees out of the ring and had a pull-apart brawl with Kong..

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & A.J. Styles: A.J. Styles talked about facing Christian Cage in a Four Ways to Glory Qualifying Match next week. Styles turned his attention to tonight, and promised to give Sting a receipt for what Sting did to him at the PPV. Styles said that his Gold medals are in good hands..

X-DIVISION TAG TEAM MATCH
Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed defeated Petey Williams (w/Rhaka Khan) & Sheik Abdul Bashir: After the match, Petey Williams argued with the Sheik and had to be separated by TNA officials.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren & ODB: ODB said that TNA isn’t big enough for both her and Amazing Kong..

KAREN’S ANGLE (INTERVIEW SEGMENT)
Karen Angle & Chris Parks (aka Abyss): Chris Parks talked about his time in the mental institution, where he learned how to be a good person. Parks claimed to be rehabilitated, and issued an open challenge to anybody. Parks started hitting on Karen, and read her a poem; “Your skin is golden, your eyes are brown, I can take you with me, but you can’t make a sound. Not a cry, not a whisper, not a peep, like a pool of blood, my love is so deep. Oh Miss Angle, I can be your teddy bear, but just for now, accept this gift. RAAAAGGHHHH!!! My hair.”

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren & Kip James (aka Cute Kip) & The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky & Angelina Love): Kip James harassed Lauren until she bolted out of the interview area. The Beautiful People talked about wrestling Taylor Wilde and Roxxi Laveaux tonight.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Kurt Angle & Frank Trigg: Kurt Angle took exception to Jeremy Borash calling him a “former Gold Medallist.” Angle said he won’t sleep until he gets his medals back. Borash said that A.J. Styles doesn’t have the medals any more and Angle snapped..

SINGLES MATCH
Curry Man defeated Jimmy Rave w/Christy Hemme: After the match, Christy Hemme slapped Curry Man and Lance Rock attacked him from behind. The Rock & Rave Infection triple-teamed Curry Man until Shark Boy & Super Eric made the save!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren & Jim Cornette + Tracy Brooks: Jim Cornette booked Christy Hemme and the Rock & Rave Infection against the Prince Justice Brotherhood at No Surrender. Tracy Brooks came in and Jim Cornette officially made her the “LAW” of the Knockout’s division. Cornette said he doesn’t care what she does with the Knockouts, as long as they stay out of his hair!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Booker T & Sharmelle + Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon): Booker T invited Team 3-D to sit down and watch Sting’s speech in his personal dressing room.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Kevin Nash: Too many G.D. backstage segments are killing the show as usual. Kevin Nash said that Jim Cornette owed him a favour, and that is why he has a Four Ways to Glory Qualifying Match tonight. Nash was trying to track down Samoa Joe, but Joe was off hunting for Sting. Nash said he would beat Kurt Angle tonight so he can watch Joe’s back at No Surrender. Nash added that if Joe isn’t focused, he (Nash) may walk out of No Surrender as the World champion.

FOUR WAYS TO GLORY QUALIFYING MATCH
Kurt Angle defeated Kevin Nash: TNA World champion Samoa Joe joined Mike Tenay & Don West on commentary for the match. For some unknown reason that makes no sense, Kevin Nash slapped Samoa Joe late in the match and told him to watch what he’s doing to Kurt Angle. Joe gets upset and had to be held back by the referee, and this allowed Kurt Angle to low-blow Kevin Nash and hit the Angle-slam for the win. How come every time Nash loses, it’s because of a low-blow? After the match, Joe & Nash argue, as Joe told Nash to practice what he preaches.

VIDEO PACKAGE: Featuring clips of Jeff Jarrett..

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
So-Cal Val: So-Cal Val (with a black eye) said the only way for Dutt and Lethal to settle their problem is to hang her engagement ring over the six sided ring at No Surrender – in a ladder match I guess..

KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM MATCH
The Beautiful People (Angelina Love & Velvet Sky w/Kip James) defeated Roxxi Laveaux & Taylor Wilde: Kip James tossed a spray can to Velvet Sky, who sprayed it in the face of Roxxi. Angelina Love kicked Roxxi and scored the 1-2-3 to win. Love gets a title shot at No Surrender. After the match, the Beautiful People tried to give Taylor Wilde the brown paper bag treatment but Taylor resisted and slapped Kip James. The Beautiful People beat up Taylor until Rhino ran down to make the save!

IN THE RING
Sting + A.J. Styles: Sting cut a bitter old veteran promo complaining about the new generation of wrestlers in TNA. Sting called Booker T a legend in the wrestling business. Sting said that he thought Samoa Joe could carry the torch, so he wanted to help him, but Joe rejected him and disrespected the business. Sting said when he was Joe’s age working with Ric Flair, that Flair believed in him – and now Sting believes in Samoa Joe. Sting said that A.J. Styles used to call him Mr. Sting, but now he thinks Sting owes him something – but Sting doesn’t owe anybody anything! Sting said that Styles owes HIM for paving the way for him to be a professional wrestler. Sting called this generation of wrestlers a bunch of spoiled rotten brats and promised to bring respect back into the business. A.J. Styles made his way to the ring to confront Sting about attacking him at Hard Justice. Sting said he wanted to help A.J. Styles, but he (Styles) took it one step too far with Kurt Angle at Hard Justice. Sting gave his bat to A.J. and turned his back, telling him to do what he has to do, but Styles refused. Sting shoved Styles and demanded that he hit him! Styles turned Sting around, and Sting kicked him and delivered a Scorpion Deathdrop in the middle of the ring!