TNA iMPACT – 2008 10 23

TNA iMPACT

Date: October 23, 2008 (LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS!)

TNA KNOCKOUTS MATCH
Christy Hemme defeated Velvet Sky (w/Kip James & Angelina Love): Christy Hemme picked up some spicy revenge on the Beautiful People for the way they treated her last week!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Kurt Angle + Booker T & Sharmell + Kevin Nash + Sting: Jeremy Borash said that Kurt Angle had an announcement tonight that will trump Mick Foley’s announcement. Kurt Angle said he went out and changed the face of wrestling, not just TNA, so he made a few phone calls last night and by midnight the deal was done. Booker T & Sharmell were sitting there too, and Kevin Nash was also sitting there. All of them talked about the new generation in TNA having no respect. Kurt Angle said he was going to bring out the heavy artillery, and revealed his surprise. Sting walked through the doors and made it clear that he was forming an alliance with Angle, Nash, and Booker T.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren & Mick Foley: Mick Foley pulled up in a Dune Buggy and Lauren pressed him for hints on what the big surprise is, but Foley wouldn’t say anything except “it’s big Lauren, REAL BIG!”

IN THE RING
Booker T & Sharmell: Sharmell held up the briefcase and Booker T opened it, revealing a brand new red leather TNA championship belt. Booker T called it the TNA Legends championship and belongs to him, and him only. Booker T called himself the TNA Legend’s champion! Christian Cage interrupted and said when he thinks of a Legend he doesn’t think of a someone who speaks with a ridiculous accent! Christian said a Legend is someone who has a career that their track record is so great that they demand respect. Booker T said tonight should be about Christian joining the main event mafia. Christian challenged Booker T to put the Legend’s title up against him at . Booker T accepted, but if he (Booker) wins then Christian Cage HAS TO join the Main Event Mafia.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren & Matt Morgan & Abyss: Matt Morgan said Abyss wasn’t going to be in the Hardcore match tonight. Abyss wanted to participate but Matt Morgan would not allow his friend to be put in danger. Abyss said his therapist taught him that he has to think for himself, and that his burns hurt now but they are going to heal. Abyss said he and Morgan have unsettled business with Kurt Angle tonight. Morgan yelled at Abyss and ordered him not to go anywhere near the ring tonight!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Jeff Jarrett: I’m starting to wonder when the WRESTLING portion of the night will begin? Jeremy Borash pressed Jeff Jarrett for details on the big surprise, but Jarrett said that the big announcement was Mick Foley’s to give. Borash asked if Jarrett would wrestle again, and Jarrett said he had business to take care of.

TNA X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH
Sheik Abdul Bashir defeated “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal: Three minute match. Let’s get back to the non-wrestling stuff!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren & A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe: A.J. Styles talked about the Main Event Mafia forming tonight. Styles said six years ago TNA was the best place for people to come in and make a name for themselves. Styles said he didn’t know how it came to this, but it’s not about any of them – it’s about TNA. Samoa Joe cut a promo on Kevin Nash, saying he was going to hunt Nash and take back what’s his.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Lauren & Sheik Abdul Bashir & Rhino: Rhino confronted the Sheik and defended the United States of America. Rhino accepted the Sheik’s open challenge and tried to walk away. The Sheik kicked Rhino between the legs and choked him out!

HARDCORE TAG TEAM GAUNTLET MATCH
Beer Money (Robert Roode & James Storm w/Jackie Moore) defeated Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) and LAX (Homicide & Hernandez) and Matt Morgan & Abyss: Brother Ray & James Storm started the match, and were soon joined by Robert Roode. One minute later Brother Devon entered the match, followed by LAX member Hernandez. then Homicide, then Matt Morgan, and finally Abyss. Weapons are now legal. Team 3-D set up a table in the ring and doused it with lighter fluid. Abyss intercepted before they could light it on fire. Abyss picked up the lighter and looked around for approval of the fans. It came down to Team 3-D vs. Beer Money. Ray & Devon 3D’d Robert Roode through the table (no fire) but Jackie Moore pulled the referee out of the ring! James Storm slipped in and spit beer in Brother Ray’s face and scored the 1-2-3 to win the match!

IN THE RING
Kurt Angle + Jeff Jarrett + Abyss: Kurt Angle said that the birth of the Main Event Mafia will change the face of professional wrestling. Angle said he didn’t give a damn about Mick Foley’s announcement, but he wants to get his hands on Jeff Jarrett tonight. Angle once again threatened to pay a visit to Jarrett’s daughters, and said he doesn’t give a shit. Jeff Jarrett came out and said TNA has its best roster ever so there is no reason for him to be in the ring. Jarrett said he was passing the torch and it wasn’t about them, it was about guys like A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe. Kurt Angle snapped and said “I AM TNA, I’m the greatest wrestler that ever lived!” Angle said all he cares about is whoopin’ Jarrett’s ass tonight! Jarrett said Angle is going to have to take no for an answer. Jarrett said there is a locker room full of guys who would love to wrestle Kurt Angle. Suddenly Abyss appeared behind Kurt Angle! They briefly fought, before Angle bailed out and escaped the wrath of Abyss.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren & Awesome Kong & Raisha Saeed: Raisha Saeed asked how many times does Awesome Kong had to go through Taylor Wilde. Saeed said tonight Kong will take back the TNA Knockout’s title and it will be Taylor’s last match PERIOD!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Taylor Wilde: Taylor Wilde said she and Awesome Kong are no longer strangers. Taylor she if Kong wants to beat her, she’s going to have to end her career to do it.

TNA KNOCKOUTS TITLE MATCH
Awesome Kong w/Raisha Saeed defeated Taylor Wild to recapture the TNA Knockout’s title:

TAG TEAM MATCH
The Main Event Mafia (Kevin Nash & Sting) defeated A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe: Kevin Nash drilled Samoa Joe with Sting’s TNA World title belt and pinned him 1-2-3. The match was terrible and lasted about three minutes. After the match, A.J. Styles kicked Nash in the knee and started fighting with Sting. Samoa Joe put Kevin Nash into the Rear Naked Choke. Kurt Angle & Booker T hit the ring to help their Main Event Mafia stable-mates. The four monster heels destroyed the “TNA Originals” Samoa Joe & A.J. Styles.

IN THE RING
Mick Foley + The Main Event Mafia (Kurt Angle & Sting & Kevin Nash & Booker T w/Sharmell): Mick Foley talked about his meeting with Jeff Jarrett last week where Jarrett talked about how much money Foley made in his wrestling career, specifically how much money he saved over the years. Foley said Jarrett suggested that he (Foley) use his money to make an investment. Right on que, the Main Event Mafia came out and Kurt walked to the ring by himself to confront Mick Foley. Angle started talking, but then suddenly head-butted Foley right in the forehead! Foley got up to his feet and fired back, revealing that he was a major shareholder in TNA – pointing out that Angle just head-butted his new boss! Foley teased saying “You’re Fired!” but instead said “You’re Free…. to wrestle in TNA if you want to!” Foley cut a speech about loving TNA and praised all of the guys who busted their butts to make TNA into SOMETHING. Foley remembered when he and Angle felt it when something was about to happen with WWE. Foley said they were on the verge of being involved in something very very big again. Foley asked Angle, “do you want to be a part of history, or do you simply want to be history?” The choice, Kurt, is up to you. Angle’s expression changed, and Mike Tenay suggested that Foley hit a nerve with Kurt Angle. Angle bailed out of the ring to join his Mafia, while confetti fell from the ceiling above Mick Foley inside the six-sided ring!