TNA iMPACT 2009 11 19

TNA iMPACT

Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: November 19, 2009 (Taped: November 16-17)

IN THE RING
Mick Foley & Abyss + Raven & Dr. Stevie w/Daffney: Mick Foley came out with his eye bandaged, due to being burned by Raven last week on iMPACT. Foley said all he remembers is the lights going out and then there was a flash of light. Foley said at the very moment that he almost lost his sight, everything became illuminated. Foley said it was clear that Dixie Carter didn’t want him in TNA, because she didn’t consult him on the Hulk Hogan negotiations. Foley said he had to show his I.D. to get into the iMPACT Zone. Abyss reminded Foley that this was about Dr. Stevie & Raven. Foley said they were one step away from getting rid of Dr. Stevie, and along comes Raven to put an end to his vision. Foley said Dr. Stevie & Raven will learn tonight that you don’t play with him. Abyss didn’t want Foley to compete with one eye. Foley said “when you play with me, you play with fire!” Raven & Dr. Stevie came out with Daffney (aka Zombie Hot) to the stage and Stevie said Foley looks a little hot under the collar. Stevie said Foley was just “burning” with anger. Dr. Stevie said when you back a rabid animal into a corner, you get your face chewed off, but in this case Foley got his face burned off. Dr. Stevie reminded Abyss that he was the one who started the war, but it was THEM who was going to end it. Raven said he was disappointed in Mrs. Foley’s little boy. Raven said Foley was more interested in corporate intrigue than getting vengeance on them. Raven said he thought the fireball would bring back the old Mick Foley, but it only made him more worried about Hulk Hogan. Raven wondered if Foley had the authority to book a match tonight, or does he have to check with the higher ups for permission? Foley said when he wants something done, he does it. Foley said the match is on, TONIGHT!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Kurt Angle & TNA World champion A.J. Styles: Jeremy Borash said both men were victorious at Turning Point, but their opponents (Desmond Wolfe and Christopher Daniels) made interesting comments on the TNAwrestling.com website. Styles said the competition between him and Daniels has turned personal, and agreed to throw their friendship out the window. Styles said when he won the World title, he should have known that it was the beginning of the end of their friendship. Styles said if Daniels wants a shot at the World title, but what makes him think he will make it through tonight. Angle reminded Styles that he lost the World title to A.J. when he was blindsided by Matt Morgan. Angle couldn’t believe Styles was giving Daniels a title shot at Final Resolution. Styles said he wouldn’t back down from a challenge. Angle wanted his title match, and Styles suggested they do it right now! Borash reminded them that they have to team tonight tonight, and both men stormed off in opposite directions..

NON (X-DIVISION) TITLE MATCH
TNA X-Division champion Amazing Red w/Don West defeated Scott Steiner by DQ: Don West said he was ticked off about this match and said there was no reason to book this match tonight. Midway through the match, Scott Steiner tossed the X-Division belt into the ring and grabbed a steel pipe. Steiner bashed Amazing Red with the pipe causing the disqualification. Steiner started bashing Red with the X-Division belt until Bobby Lashley ran down to make the save!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Kevin Nash & TNA Global champion Eric Young: Kevin Nash checked out the championship belt, and said it wasn’t the former Legend’s title, but it was Eric Young’s Global title. Nash handed the belt to Eric Young, and praised him for outthinking the smartest man in professional wrestling. Nash said he was so pissed off he wanted to kill Young, but after he thought about it, he realized if he could pull that off he wanted to party with Young. Nash said he wanted to team with Eric Young, but asked if it bothered him that he was American. Young asked “does it bother you that you’re from Detroit?” and Nash answered, “do I live there now?” So they shook on it. Nash concluded by saying if Mick (Foley) wanted some answers, he will get on the phone with “Hulk” and his answers will be here by the end of the night.

EIGHT MAN TAG TEAM MATCH
Beer Money Inc. (Robert Roode & James Storm) & The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) defeated World Elite (Brutus Magnus & Doug Williams & Sheik Abdul Bashir & Kiyoshi): Eric Young joined Mike Tenay & Taz on commentary, with Kevin Nash standing behind him like a bodyguard. Referee Earl Hebner said if Young interfered then World Elite would be disqualified. Young said he respected Earl Hebner, but then called him an “old man” when he turned his back. Rob Terry’s interference backfired, and it ended up costing World Elite the match. The whole group blamed Big Rob, and yelled at him after the match..

RINGSIDE: Mick Foley & Taz said they were just informed that Mick Foley was looking for Kevin Nash backstage right now!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Mick Foley & Kevin Nash: Kevin Nash asked Mick Foley if he had a question for him, and Foley told him to stop messing with him. Foley said everybody knows that Nash was “Hogan’s boy.” Nash said he stopped being a boy in ’68 when his dad died. Foley said he knows Nash knows what Hogan’s up to, and he wants Nash to tell him what it is. Nash asked why Mick was so paranoid. Nash said “it’s Hulk, he’s here for business, and business only.” Nash addressed Foley about the 2-week suspension without pay, and said if Foley can get his money back he will answer all his questions. Nash added that when Hulk comes back, he’s not coming alone..

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Jeremy Borash & Mick Foley & Abyss: Abyss tried to convince Mick Foley not to compete tonight, pointing out that there weren’t many jobs for blind wrestlers. Foley joked that he could be a TNA referee. Abyss said it wasn’t funny any more. Foley said it was not funny what happened to him last week, and that’s why tonight he’s gotta do what he’s gotta do. Abyss said when Foley does those kind of things, getting hurt comes with the territory. Abyss said he has spent years causing pain and misery on people have have caused him pain and misery. Abyss pleaded with Foley not to go out there tonight, because he cares about him. Foley said he understands, but the choice is his and there’s nothing anybody else can do about it. Abyss said everybody has choices to make, and Foley said “just like Dixie Carter chosing not to tell him Hulk Hogan was coming to TNA.”

TNA KNOCKOUTS MATCH
(Ayako) Hamada defeated Taylor Wilde: Taylor Wilde is one half of the TNA Knockout Tag Team champions..

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Abyss barricaded Mick Foley’s office door so that he could not get out and compete in his match tonight.

TAG TEAM GRUDGE MATCH
Abyss defeated Raven & Dr. Stevie: Abyss came out alone, and Mick Foley no-showed when his music played. Abyss battled Raven & Dr. Stevie by himself, but was eventually overtaken. After a brief beat-down, Raven set up to give Abyss a fireball to the face. Abyss caught him and stopped the fireball, but the referee saw it and disqualified Raven & Stevie. Abyss continued the fight, but Raven & Dr. Stevie got the advantage again. Raven knocked out Abyss with an Evenflow DDT on the floor. Daffney brought an electrical cord down and they proceeded to hang Abyss over the top rope and choke the life out of him!

BACKSTAGE (TRASH TALK WITH ODB)
ODB & Homicide: ODB introduced her guest Homicide, who came in and offered her a bottle of Tiquila. ODB and Homicide got along just great, and Homicide loved the Trash Talking set. Homicide said the only reason SUICIDE wears a mask is because he has crabs. Homicide said SUICIDE is mad at him because he knows what he looks like. Homicide told ODB he wants a title shot with ODB (that was a pick up line, not a challenge). Homicide and ODB started partying hard..

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren Brooke & Tomko (returns): Tomko said he was happy to be back in TNA, because it looks better than ever. Tomko said last week Dixie Carter told everyone to step it up, and who is he not to do what the boss says.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren Brooke & The Beautiful People (Velvet Sky & Madison Rayne & Lacey Von Erich): The Beautiful People barged in and made fun of Lauren Brooke’s interview style. Sky handed the mic back to Lauren and said “over to you SKANK!”

TNA KNOCKOUTS MATCH
Sarita defeated Alissa Flash: Alissa Flash wore a tight long sleeve leather top and kept teasing everybody by starting to unzip it, but then zipping it back up. Sarita is one half of the TNA Knockout Tag Team champions.. After the match, Traci Brooks showed up and attacked Alissa (because Alissa assaulted Traci’s deformed arm last week)..

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Mick Foley + Daffney + Dr. Stevie & Raven: Mick Foley searched for Dr. Stevie & Abyss backstage, and found Daffney standing there looking zombie hot. Dr. Stevie & Raven jumped out of the shadows and destroyed Foley, and then Daffney said “Have a Nice Day!”

SIX MAN TAG TEAM STREET FIGHT
Rhino & Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) defeated Matt Morgan & Hernandez & Pope D’Angelo Dinero: After lots of weapon spots, Matt Morgan yelled “get the tables!” and got his own table from under the ring. Morgan put Brother Ray on the table at ringside. Morgan jumped off the ring apron, but Ray moved and Morgan crashed through the table! Inside the ring, Hernandez battled Rhino & Brother Devon. Hernandez speared Rhino, and had the pin, but the referee was pulled out of the ring! Suddenly Jesse Neal showed up and whacked Hernandez with a chair, then put Rhino on top of him for the 1-2-3! Jesse Neal is about 20 pounds lighter, has some crazy tatoos, and a punk-rocker Mohawk – TOTALLY TRANSFORMED!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Kurt Angle & A.J. Styles argued over Angle getting a title shot.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Team 3-D & Rhino & Jesse Neal: Rhino welcomed Jesse Neal to the cause, and said he sees that Neal finally gets it. Brother Ray said Jesse Neal was a BMF – and the future of professional wrestling… NOT Morgan, NOT Hernandez, and NOT the Pope! Neal said if you want to be extreme, them you have to learn from the extreme. Neal said to be the best you have to train with the best, and he will be THE BEST! Editor’s Note: WOW! A few months ago, Jesse Neal did a very good job convincing me he was a pathetic lost cause… now look at him!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren Brooke & Christopher Daniels & Desmond Wolfe: Desmond Wolfe said he was a lone wolf and normally likes to fly solo, but he has a lot of respect for Christopher Daniels. Wolfe said Angle might have surprised him at Turning Point with an illegal move, but he has plenty of surprises in store for Angle in the future. Daniels wanted to know why Lauren hasn’t mentioned that he and Desmond have never teamed before. Daniels claimed it was more of TNA’s propaganda to try to prove to the world that Angle & Styles are more important than anyone else. Daniels said if A.J. was so good, why couldn’t he beat him at Turning Point? Daniels said he will prove tonight that he deserves a one-on-one title shot.

TAG TEAM MAIN EVENT
Christopher Daniels & Desmond Wolfe defeated A.J. Styles & Kurt Angle: Desmond Wolfe & Kurt Angle brawled away from the ring, leaving Styles & Daniels alone in the ring. Christopher Daniels proved that he deserved a one-on-one title shot by hitting the BME (Best Moonsault Ever) and pinning TNA World Heavyweight champion A.J. Styles!