Location: Orlando, Florida (Universal Studios)
Date: November 27, 2008 (Taped: November 24)
IN THE RING Rhino & The TNA Frontline (A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, Eric Young, Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed, Alex Shelley,, Chris Sabin, and ODB) + The Main Event Mafia (Kurt Angle & Sting & Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner & Booker T): Rhino gathered the TNA Originals in the ring. Rhino said he took it upon himself to name their group the “TNA Frontline.” Rhino gave a motivational speech about moving forward and said he was ready to fight for a company that he believes in. Rhino got the fans behind the group. Rhino said that the guys in the group don’t have the experience, so they will add more members to the Frontline. Rhino said tonight they will become an Army, not just a force. The Main Event Mafia came out and said he will destroy Rhino at Final Resolution just to get his hands on Jeff Jarrett at Genesis. Angle wondered who would join the Frontline, because everybody loves the Main Event Mafia. Angle said he’ll give Rhino three seconds to reconsider or he’ll end up in a body bag tonight. Rhino told Kurt Angle to “Kiss My Ass!” Rhino said he will rip Angle in half with a GORe! GORe! GORe!
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Jeremy Borash & Kurt Angle: Jeremy Borash said he heard that Jeff Jarrett has appointed Mick Foley as the special enforcer for the Angle vs. Rhino match at Final Resolution. Angle took a fit and ran off to confront Jeff Jarrett.
TURKEY BOWL SEMI-FINAL 3-WAY MATCH “The War Machine” Rhino defeated Sonjay Dutt (pinned) and Hernandez: Rhino advances to the Turkey Bowl Finals, where the winner gets $25,000 and the loser wears a Turkey suit..
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Jeremy Borash & Kurt Angle & Jeff Jarrett: Kurt Angle claimed Jeff Jarrett was hiding behind Mick Foley and asked him where his balls were. Jarrett said Mick Foley being Special Enforcer at Final Resolution is to keep the Main Event Mafia away from the ring. Jarrett said if the Mafia tries something he will go to the ring and personally rip up Angle’s contract.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Lauren Brooke & Rhino & Samoa Joe & A.J. Styles + Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon): Rhino led Samoa Joe & A.J. Styles into Team 3-D’s locker room. Styles didn’t want to associate with Team 3-D but Rhino convinced them to stay. Rhino told Team 3-D that Joe & A.J. are in the same spot that they were 13 years ago. Rhino asked if Team 3-D had another fight left in them. Brother Ray asked what was in it for them. Joe spoke up and said there was nothing in it for them, just doing what was right for once in their lives. Joe said they would expect an answer by the end of the night.
TURKEY BOWL SEMI-FINAL 3-WAY MATCH Alex Shelley defeated Consequences Creed (pinned) and “Cute” Kip James: Alex Shelley advances to the Turkey Bowl Finals, where the winner gets $25,000 and the loser wears a Turkey suit..
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Lauren Brooke & The Beautiful People (Angelina Love & Velvet Sky) + Sharmell: Velvet Sky said Cute Kip just got screwed. Velvet asked why the Beautiful People are not booked for Final Resolution. Someone handed them a note from Sarah Palin, accepting their invitation. Angelina said that Palin couldn’t make the PPV, but will show up on iMPACT next week to pick up the $50,000 check for her favorite charity. Sharmell showed up and said that Booker T wants to see the Beautiful People..
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Jeremy Borash & Jeff Jarrett & Rhino: Jeff Jarrett made sure that Rhino knew how important it was to focus on Kurt Angle. Jarrett said for TNA’s future, Rhino has to keep his eye on the ball. Rhino said he knows what’s at stake and won’t let him down.
ROUGH CUTZ: LAX’s Homicide..
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lauren Brooke & Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) + Scott Steiner: Lauren asked Team 3-D if they were going to join the TNA Frontline. Brother Ray said nobody gives them an ultimatum. Ray said they know what the Frontline is going through because they helped build ECW from the ground up. Ray said this was the wrestling business – then they were approached by Scott Steiner. Steiner said that the Main Event Mafia had an offer which Team 3-D could not refuse.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Jeremy Borash & Tracy Brooks & Christy Hemme: Christy Hemme wanted a match with Awesome Kong but Tracy Brooks refused because of what Kong did to Hemme a few months ago. Hemme said she’s been training with A.J. (Styles?) and begged for a chance to face Kong at Final Resolution. Brooks said if Hemme can beat Raisha Saaed tonight she will get Kong on PPV.
TURKEY BOWL SEMI-FINAL 3-WAY MATCH Sheik Abdul Bashir defeated Jimmy Rave (pinned) and Matt Morgan: The Sheik advances to the Turkey Bowl Finals, where the winner gets $25,000 and the loser wears a Turkey suit.. Referee Shane Sewell did his job, but reluctantly raised the Sheik’s arm after the match.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Lauren Brooke & Kip James & The Beautiful People (Angelina Love & Velvet Sky) + Booker T & Sharmell: They arranged for the Beautiful People to watch Sharmell’s back at Final Resolution when she faces ODB. Angelina & Velvet wanted to use Booker T’s dressing room in exchange for their services. Booker T freaked out at first but then agreed to the stipulation.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Jeremy Borash & The Main Event Mafia & Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon): Kurt Angle called the TNA Frontline a bunch of punks and said that Team 3-D needs to hang around with the Mafia. Brother Devon asked where they were a few weeks ago, and Angle claimed they were saving the best for last. Brother Ray told Kurt not to blow smoke up their asses. Scott Steiner gave Team 3-D their tailored suits and said when you put these on it’s official.
TNA KNOCKOUTS MATCH Christy Hemme defeated Raisha Saeed (w/Awesome Kong & Rhaka Khan): With the victory, Christy Hemme gets a match with TNA Knockout’s champion Awesome Kong at Final Resolution. After the match, Awesome Kong & Rhaka Khan attempted to destroy Hemme but she escaped the six sided ring.
SIT DOWN INTERVIEW Mike Tenay & A.J. Styles: A.J. Styles said Rhino can lead them in the right direction. Styles said they were a work in progress and will make mistakes, but they will learn from them. Styles addressed Sting’s comments about his father kicking him out of the house. Styles said his dad came home drunk and hit his mom, so he knocked his dad out. Styles said that was why he left. Styles revealed more details but it doesn’t really matter.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lauren Brooke & Sting & Kevin Nash: Sting said he wanted to believe what A.J. Styles was saying but there is a whole lot that doesn’t match up. Nash said Styles was full of sh*t and called him a spoiled little brat. Nash said those guys take no responsibility for their actions. Sting looked at Nash and asked “what if? what is he’s telling the truth?”
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lauren Brooke & The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin): Alex Shelley said with $25,000 they could buy A.J. Styles a personality, or Samoa Joe a singlet, or Mick Foley a new wardrobe. Alex Shelley said they were made in Detroit and tonight he will be $25,000 richer!
TURKEY BOWL 3-WAY FINALS Rhino defeated Alex Shelley (pinned) and Sheik Abdul Bashir: The winner of the match would get $25,000 and the loser would have to wear a Turkey suit (last year A.J. Styles was forced to wear the suit). Alex Shelley and the Sheik ganged up on Rhino for most of the match, but Rhino ended up winning after pinning Shelley! Mick Foley came down to present the $25,000 check to Rhino and force Alex Shelley to put the Turkey suit on – after threatening to fire him from TNA. Shelley put the Turkey suit on, but then gave Foley the middle finger! Foley got physical and knocked Shelley out like a dead Turkey!
IN THE RING TNA Frontline (Rhino & Samoa Joe & A.J. Styles) + The Main Event Mafia (Kurt Angle & Sting & Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner & Booker T & Sharmell) + Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon): A.J. Styles said it was time for Team 3-D’s decision and said they didn’t have all night. The Main Event Mafia walked to the ring to confront the TNA Frontline. Angle said Styles was another young smug punk making a demand of a veteran. Angle then introduced Team 3-D, who came out wearing suits and sun glasses – the Main Event Mafia uniform. Brother Ray said they thought about it long and hard, and came to the conclusion that the Main Event Mafia are right – but the TNA Frontline is also right. Ray said Kurt struck a nerve with them by telling them to think about their future. Ray said their legacy is very important to them. Ray asked how Team 3-D wanted to be remembered. Ray said that Team 3-D wants to be remembered like the Road Warriors, the Steiner Brothers, and Harlem Heat. Team 3-D said now the Main Event Mafia are the Magnificent 7 (really?. Ray said the TNA Frontline was all guts and balls. Ray said “if being apart of the Frontline is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right!”. Ray opened his jacket secretely offering A.J. Styles a weapon and they all took the fight to the Main Event Mafia. Team 3-D joined the Frontline and set up Kurt Angle for a 3-D througha table, but Sting grabbed Angle by the leg and pulled him to safety.