TNA iMPACT 2009 11 26

TNA iMPACT

Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: November 26, 2009 (Taped: November 16-17)

THANKSGIVING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ROUND #1
Bobby Lashley w/Kristal defeated Abyss: Midway through the match, Kristal tried to help out Lashley, but she ended up getting accidentally bumped by Abyss and hurting her ankle. Abyss showed remorse, and Lashley took advantage and finished him off. Kristal had a sudden recovery and began jumping up and down celebrating her husband’s victory.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Jeremy Borash & Mick Foley: Jeremy Borash tried to convince Mick Foley that Hulk Hogan coming to TNA was a good thing. Foley asked if it was such a good thing why was it done in secret behind his back. They concluded that even Bubba the Love Sponge and his listeners knew about Hogan coming to TNA before him. Foley said that he was the Executive Shareholder and he should have been informed. Borash said Dixie was a busy woman and was sure it was an oversight. Foley said the whole thing stinks, and remembered Nash saying Hogan wasn’t coming alone. Foley remembered all of the backstabbing politics, and said if there was anybody who knew about backstabbing politics it was Kurt Angle – and that’s who he’s going to talk to.

THANKSGIVING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ROUND #1
Desmond Wolfe defeated SUICIDE:

THANKSGIVING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ROUND #1
Kurt Angle defeated “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero: After the match, Kurt Angle gave The Pope the seal of approval by shaking his hand in the middle of the ring!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Mick Foley & Kurt Angle: Mick Foley approached Kurt Angle, and asked him where Scott Steiner, Booker T, and Kevin Nash were. Angle said the Main Event Mafia was done and wondered where Foley’s head was at? Foley said Dixie Carter tells Angle everything, so he wanted to know what Dixie has told him about Hulk Hogan. Angle said Hogan was coming in to make TNA a better place, and Foley needs to embrace that. Foley said he’ll embrace the fact that Hogan is coming in to take his spot. Angle said Dixie and Hogan partnered up to take TNA to new heights. Angle said he’s on board, and said Foley is either on board on not on board. Foley informated Angle that (Kevin) Nash said Hogan was not coming alone. Angle said Foley’s problem was that he listened to Kevin.

THANKSGIVING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES ROUND #1
Robert Roode defeated Homicide: After the match, Homicide harassed assistent producer “Stevie” (a beautiful woman) and threw a chair into the ring to get some heat.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Kurt Angle: Kurt Angle said he had a lot of respect for Robert Roode, and he is one of the wrestlers that got him to change his mind about the TNA locker room. Angle said he has his eye on the prize, and that’s earning a title shot against TNA World champion A.J. Styles. Angle guaranteed victory tonight, by beating Roode in the 2nd round and then beating the winner of Desmond Wolfe vs. Bobby Lashley. Angle said a small part of him wants to meet Wolfe in the finals.

TNA KNOCKOUT BATTLE ROYAL
Tara defeated Sarita and Taylor Wilde and Traci Brooks and Daffney and Hamada and Alissa Flash and Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne and Lacey Von Erich: TNA Knockout champion ODB was teh special outside-the-ring referee/enforcer for the match. Traci was aligned with the babyface side, so I guess she has quietly turned to the good side of the tracks. Daffney was the first Knockout eliminated. Traci and Alissa squared off, and ended up getting dumped at the same time by Taylor & Sarita. Lacey Von Erich was eliminated by Tara during the commercial break. Sarita was eliminated by the Beautiful People. Taylor Wilde eliminated herself by mistake while she was eliminating Hamada (hopefully she wasn’t booked to win it all!) It came down to Tara eliminating both of the Beautiful People to earn a title shot. ODB jumped in and raised the arm of Tara, but was not too impressed by Tara’s accomplishment.

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Jeremy Borash & Eric Young & Kevin Nash: Jeremy Borash wanted to talk to Kevin Nash, but Nash told him to talk to Eric Young. Young said that was the kind of discrimination he has to deal with every day in this country (USA), because “you Americans” are all the same. Young said they think they are better, and refused to show respect to others – like him – people who have earned it. Young said it was ironic that some American wrestlers are trying to maul each other on Thanksgiving. Young said they were trying to destroy each other in their pursuit of gold. Young said forget about the football games, GREED is an American tradition. Young reminded everyone that his Global title would never be defended on American soil and never against an American wrestler.

HOGAN HYPE: Hulk Hogan said when you pick a fight you gotta pick a good one. Hogan said he has been in this war before, and proved that the fans and the talent will follow him. Hogan said TNA, the little company that could, will start to move by leaps and bounds. Hogan said it would be one heck of a wild ride!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Mick Foley & Scott Steiner: Mick Foley was on the phone trying to get to Dixie Carter, but her secretary said she was away on business. Foley found Scott Steiner yelling at the costume designer, who was refusing to make him some Main Event Mafia gear. Foley said Kurt Angle implied that the Main Event Mafia was over. Steiner said Angle only “implied” it so it wasn’t over. Foley asked Steiner what Hulk Hogan was like in real life. Steiner said he’s never dated him, but Hogan is a master manipulator. Foley asked Steiner who Hogan could bring with him. Steiner said he can’t predict the future, but wanted to know who said that? Foley said it was Kevin Nash. Steiner was like “Kevin said that? If Kevin said that then it’s gotta be true! Kevin does not lie.” Steiner went back to yelling at the (cute) costume designer…

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Mick Foley & Kevin Nash & Eric Young: Mick Foley said he looked into Kevin Nash’s lost wages, and he doesn’t have that kind of money to hand over. Foley said money is important to Nash, and he can’t do anything unless he knows what’s going on with Hulk Hogan. Nash said he would give one name, and mentioned Virgil. Foley said “Virgil is coming in with him?” and Nash laughed and said “naw!” saying it was a joke. Nash said it was almost positive that the Disciple was coming in, and then made some Nasty Boys jokes at Foley’s expense. Nash said if (Brian) Knobbs comes in then he would QUIT. Nash said as soon as Hulk tells him something he’ll let Foley know first..

THANKSGIVING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SEMI-FINAL MATCH
Bobby Lashley w/Kristal defeated Desmond Wolfe by DQ: The finish saw Desmond Wolfe put Bobby Lashley in an Arm-bar while in the ropes – and screamed “this is you Kurt Angle!” The referee disqualified Wolfe and awarded the match to Lashley, who faces the winner of Kurt Angle & Robert Roode in the finals! Wolfe didn’t seem to care about the tournament, but was more concerned with sending a message to Kurt Angle!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren Brooke & Bobby Lashley & Kristal Lashley: Kristal said “whether it’s TNA or MMA, nobody can stop Bobby!” Kristal predicted that Lashley would win the tournament tonight and then write his own future..

THANKSGIVING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES SEMI-FINAL MATCH
Robert Roode defeated Kurt Angle by Countout: The finish saw Desmond Wolfe run down and spit on Kurt Angle, causing Angle to jump out and attack Wolfe on the floor! The referee began counting out Angle, who failed to get back in the ring in time! Angle says he is focused on regaining the TNA championship, but it seems he is more obsessed with revenge on Desmond Wolfe!

IN THE RING
TNA World Heavyweight champion A.J. Styles + Christopher Daniels: A.J. Styles said he hadn’t heard from Sting in a while, and since it was Thanksgiving, and he was a concerned friend, he asked Sting to give him a call. Styles was immediately interrupted by Christopher Daniels. Daniels said he knows Styles & Sting are friends, but wondered if Sting knows how much friendshot costs. Daniels said he was a better friend to Styles than Sting ever was. Daniels asked where Styles’ friendship ever got him? Daniels said he didn’t get any World title shots, and when he lost his job, where was A.J.? Daniels said with all the stroke Styles had in TNA, he could have made one phone call. Daniels said it doesn’t matter because now he’s back, and when he finally gets his opportunity at the World title at Turning Point, Styles stabbed him in the back and stole his only chance for greatness. Daniels said Styles did it because he knows he (Daniels) is a better wrestler. Daniels said Styles wanted to be his best friend because he didn’t want him to be his worst enemy. Daniels said he’s been in the business too long to let Styles’ friendship be an ancher around his ankle. Daniels told Styles they were now enemies, and told A.J. to go home and tell his wife and kids that ‘Uncle Chris” was going to put Daddy in his place. Styles said he wouldn’t tell his kids anything, because they are going to find out what Uncle Chris was all about, and at Final Resolution, Daniels will find out what “the Phenomenal” A.J. Styles is all abouT!

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW
Lauren Brooke & Robert Roode & James Storm: Robert Roode said he has had a long night, but it’s been a long night for Bobby Lashley too. Roode said he has nothing but respect for Lashley, but they are going to separate the men from the boys. Roode said he was also fighting for his partner (James Storm) tonight. Roode said that the British Invasion is dodging them, and played every trick in the game to avoid them. Roode said when he beats Lashley tonight, it will give Beer Money another chance to bring back the TNA Tag Team titles!

NEXT WEEK: An exclusive interview with Dixie Carter & Hulk Hogan!

THANKSGIVING CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES FINAL MATCH
Bobby Lashley w/Kristal defeated Robert Roode with a Spear!: