On Friday, December 26, 2008 at 1:07 AM EST
TNA Impact: Christmas ‘08
Orlando, Florida (iMPACT! Zone @ Universal Studios)
December 25, 2008
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Don West
Report by: Josh Boutwell of WrestleView.com
Hey guys, I’m with my family tonight for Christmas like I’m sure a lot of people are, but I have locked myself in a room with TNA, and I want to say Merry Christmas to all our readers!
The show starts off with a video package highlighting the Main Event Mafia.
“Bang, Bang” hits and Mick Foley is on his way to the ring to kick the show off. A big “Foley” chant starts as Foley gets in the ring. Mick wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and says that last week the Main Event Mafia promised him there would be nomore “gang-style” beat downs, but just a few hours ago Samoa Joe was released from the hospital due to the beating they put on him last week. Mick says that Kurt Angle always talks about a “code” between the boys in the back, but what good is that code when your word no longer means anything or when you throw away your dignity. He says that all that stuff is a “crock of Angle” and then says that the next time there is one of those Main Event Mafia “hits” he will personally get involved. He says the bloodshed stops tonight but then the MEM’s music hits and outcome TNA’s resident Mafioso. Kurt says that all this is just one big misunderstood and that last week they weren’t the aggressor, but they were the victim. He asks Mick if he thought Kevin or Sting wanted to be in a cage match. He says they were forced into that cage like a couple of animals. He calls Kevin a “wrestling purist” and says when you put them in cages sh*t will happen. Kurt asks Mick what he expected MEM to do inside that cage and it wasn’t their fault that AJ Styles left Joe in the cage. He says that the Mafia is a family and Mick should be a part of it. Mick says that he needs MEM on the Genesis card and that Kurt and Sting are already involved in a match, but he can’t put the rest in a match yet because of fear of them trying to beatdown their opponents in the back. Mick says, however, he can book a double main event for tonight so Booker T. and Scott Steiner will once again team up this week and they will face AJ Styles & Brother Devon of Team 3D! Booker is mad because he wasn’t supposed to be wrestling tonight, but then Mick says that Kurt will face Rhino as well in a Final Resolution rematch. Mick again says that if things get out of hand tonight he will get personally involved. He also says that he will have Jeff Jarrett at ringside during the Main Event to make sure that everybody stays out of it.
In the back Jeramy Borash is with Rhino. Rhino says that the came to TNA for the rush of the chase that ends in a kill, and tonight that chase starts tonight against Kurt. Rhino says that Kurt claims to not feel anything, but tonight he guarantees that Kurt feels pain. He says that tonight it’s not about the 1-2-3 but it’s about getting revenge for Petey, Brother Ray, & Joe. He says that MEM is always talking about why this war started while they should’ve been thinking about how to finish it.
X-Division Championship Tournament Semi Finals
Kiyoshi vs. Chris Sabin w/Alex Shelley
Kiyoshi defeated Consequences Creed in the Quarter Finals while Sabin defeated Sonjay Dutt and the winner of this match goes onto the finals at Genesis. They lockup and Kiyoshi gets a wristlock on Sabin but he quickly rolls through and reverses it on Kiyoshi and then hits a stepover into an arm drag. Kiyoshi pops up and stares Sabin down. They lockup again but Kiyoshi kicks Sabin in the gut and then hits a double chop to the sides of Sabin’s neck as Tenay points out Shane Sewell is the referee for this match. Kiyoshi hits the Muta Chop on Sabin and then whips Sabin into the corner, but Sabin nips up and over a charging Kiyoshi! Sabin ducks a Kiyoshi clothesline and then gets a waistlock on him, but Kiyoshi counters out of it and hits a one-legged dropkick to Sabin’s face. Kiyoshi hits a nice cross-arm neckbreaker on Sabin for a two count. Sheik Bashir walks out onto the stage and sits down in a chair as Kiyoshi puts the boots to Sabin in the ring. Kiyoshi hits a big kick to Sabin’s head and then locks in a sleeper. Sabin fights to his feet with back elbows but Kiyoshi rakes his eyes and then attempts to whip Sabin into the corner, but Sabin reverses it and charges. Kiyoshi backdrops Sabin over the top rope but Sabin lands on the apron. Kiyoshi goes for a punch but Sabin blocks it and hits a big forearm of his own. Sabin hits a springboard armdrag on Kiyoshi sending him into the corner and then follows up with a Yakuza Kick in the corner! Sabin hangs Kiyoshi up in the tree of woe in the corner and then hits the Hesitation Dropkick! Sabin waits for Kiyoshi to get to get to his feet and lifts him up for the Cradle Shock, but Kiyoshi blocks it. Kiyoshi charges off the ropes but Sabin hits a Springboard Tornado DDT for a nearfall! Sabin goes for a Dragon Suplex but Kiyoshi blocks it and then eats a bunch of forearms from Sabin. Sabin goes for a big forearm, but Kiyoshi blocks it with a sick roundhouse kick to the arm! Kiyoshi hits a knee strike and then several big kicks that take Sabin to his knees and follows up with a nasty kick to the face. Kiyoshi puts Sabin up on his shoulders in a firemans carry and then hits that wicked reverse F-U type move for a close two count. That really sounded like Sabin hit hard. Kiyoshi hits a backbreaker and then climbs to the top and attempts the Moonsault, but Sabin moves. Sabin goes for a kick but Kiyoshi catches his foot and spins Sabin around, but Sabin nails a spinning Enziguri that nearly takes Kiyoshi’s head off! Sabin quickly picks Kiyoshi up and nails the Cradle Shock for the pin! Chris Sabin advances to the tournament finals at Genesis.
Winner: Chris Sabin via pinfall (Cradle Shock)
After the match Sheik Abdul Bashir comes down to the ring where Shane Sewell is in the ring. Bashir pulls Sewell back into the ring as he tries to get out and then slaps him. Sewell stops himself from hitting Sheik but then Bashir repeatedly pushes him and dares him to hit him. Bashir slaps him again and then starts to pull his referee shirt off when the lights go out! Suicide swings into the ring and Bashir attempts to hit Suicide blocks it and hits a nasty head butt. Suicide flies into the corner with a double knee and then hits a nasty front dropkick that sends Bashir flying into the turnbuckles. Suicide does his double shot pose as the camera cuts to the back.
In the back Lauren is with the Beautiful People and “Sarah Palin” again. Palin says that they need to meet their public but Angelina says the people are dirty, disgusting, poor marks. Palin says they are true Americans, but Velvet asks what happens if one of them touches her. Kip says that if anybody touches them he’ll drop them, but Palin calls him “Kipper” and tells him to hush. Palin says that it will be okay and tells them to be close their eyes and meet the public. The fans are chanting “Velvet” very loudly as Palin pushes them into the crowd.
Back from commercial they show a video package highlighting the Angle/Jarrett feud. After the video package they show a sitdown interview between Jeff Jarrett and Mike Tenay. Mike wishes Jeff a Merry Christmas and Jeff does the same to Mike. Mike says that he realizes that Jeff never had any real intention on getting back into the ring but it just hasn’t worked out that way. Jeff says that he and Kurt just don’t get along and that he handpicked Kurt Angle 2 years ago to replace him. He said that the plan at that time was to build the company around Kurt and Mike asks him what went wrong. Jeff says that he would have to ask Kurt that and that in his opinion Kurt has lost his wife, his kids, and his dignity. He says that in his own mind Kurt things he’s bigger than TNA. Jeff says that no one wrestler is bigger than any organization. Jeff says that TNA needs Kurt but Kurt definitely needs TNA. Mike asks Jeff about the very personal things Kurt has said. Jeff gets a little emotional and he says that it makes his stomach turn when Kurt says those things and that Kurt isn’t the same person he was 2 years ago. He says that when Kurt looks at you now it just looks like a blank stare. Jeff Jarrett says that preparing for Kurt is going to be easy because at Genesis it’s just going to be two guys that hate each other fighting. Jeff says that losing at Genesis is not an option. He says that it’s one fight he has to win. Mike Tenay says that this rivalry between Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett is by far the most personal feud he’s ever been around. Kurt Angle all of a sudden walks up to the announce table and asks Mike what he thought about what Jeff had to say and if he felt sorry for him, but Kurt cut him off before he could answer either question. He then asks Don West the same thing and elbows Don upside the head before he can answer. Kurt tells them both to shut their mouths and he says that he has no sympathy for Jeff or his kids, but he is right about one thing: it will be a bloody fight. He says that when Jeff Jarrett comes down to the ring tonight he will hurt him and Jeff probably won’t make it to Genesis. Kurt says that he’s bringing Sting to the ring with him tonight!
TNA Rough Cut w/ Beer Money Inc.
Robert Roode talks about the formation of Beer Money and says that the immediate response he had was if they would be better than Americas Most Wanted. James says that Beer Money is totally different than AMW because both Robert Roode and Chris Harris each brought something different to the table. Roode talks about he and James becoming friends and traveling together. Storm says that they get along together in and out of the ring. Roode says that the fans love to hate them because they’re just so good. Storm says that people are jealous of him because of his good looks and he drinks a lot of beer. Storm says that they’re champs and that makes them the best while Roode says that they’re going to continue to be the champs for a long time.
They show a video package hyping up the feud between Beer Money and Matt Morgan & Abyss. In the video package it announces that the two teams will face each other at Genesis again.
In the back Lauren is with Matt Morgan and Abyss. Abyss starts to talk but Morgan cuts him off and tells Abyss that he’s had enough of Abyss talking. Morgan tells Lauren to beat it and then tells Beer Money that the games are over. Morgan says that it’s through and at Genesis it’s going to be the final act for Beer Money.
In the back Devon is with AJ Styles and Brother Devon who are sporting Front Line t-shirts. AJ says that Joe’s arm is fractured. AJ says that last week before their match that Joe was informed that his wife had just went into labor. AJ says that it went from that excitement to the excitement in the ring to what the MEM did to Joe. AJ says stuff like that is not why he got into this business and that he has two kids of his own. He says that he couldn’t tell you about that joy he got when he held them for the first time and now Joe has to hold his first son in a sling. AJ gets pissed and says that if they want to come after somebody to come after him and starts throwing stuff and walks out. Devon says that Brother Ray is like a big white Grizzly Bear, you can hurt him but you can’t put him down. Devon says that the 15 years they’ve been together he’s never seen Ray second guess himself but he has now and that he doesn’t know if he’ll ever be back mentally. Devon says that the MEM has unleashed something in him that they should’ve never unleashed and tonight they’ll know it.
Back from commercial JB is in the back with the Motor City Machine Guns. Sabin says that good things happen to good people and the “not so good-Muta” wasn’t good enough for one half of the Motor City’s finest. JB talks about how it could be them against each other at Genesis, but Shelley says that he’s thought about it. Shelley then starts talking about how Eric Young used to be scared of his own shadow when Eric Young walks up. Young slaps the taste out of Shelley’s mouth and then Shelley slams him into the lockers. Sabin jumps on Young too when Lethal and Creed pull Sabin off and Shelley and Young continue to fight in the hallway.
The cameras cut back to Tenay and West talking about what just happened but then we see Shelley and Young fight there way out behind them! Young throws Shelley onto the entrance ramp and then throws him into the ring. Shelley low blows Young as Creed and Lethal keep Sabin from getting in the ring. Shelley chokes Young and kicks him and then starts slapping EY in the back of the head. Shelley attempts to whip Young into the ropes but Young reverses it and Shelley kicks him in the face. Young nails Shelley with a discus clothesline and then goes for the DVD but Shelley escapes it and Sabin is able to pull Shelley out of the ring, but then EY comes flying with a Suicide Dive through the ropes onto the MCMG! Young and Shelley continue to brawl until the referees pull them apart.
In the back JB is in the back and he talks about how two TNA wrestlers have re-signed with TNA to new contracts and to find out get TNA Mobile. How about I save you some time and tell you that LAX signed a 3-year extension with TNA. Lauren is with Christy Hemme, Traci, Taylor Wilde, Traci, ODB, & Roxxi and Traci wishes us a Merry Christmas. They talk about the Santa’s Workshop Knockouts Street Fight tonight and damn, Taylor is one fine looking elf.
Back from commercial they show all the ‘hits’ the Main Event Mafia has made on TNA wrestlers.
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner & Booker T. w/Sharmell vs. “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles & Brother Devon
The two teams get in each other’s faces before the bell rings. Devon and Booker start the match off and Booker hits several knee strikes and forearms that staggers Devon. They trade big shots and Devon gets the upperhand and pummels Booker in the corner. Devon picks Booker up but he pokes Devon in the eyes and hits another knee strike. Booker whips Devon into the ropes but Devon hits a Thesz Press on Booker and then knocks Steiner off the apron. Devon tags in AJ and AJ hits several forearms and chops. AJ attempts to whip Booker into the ropes but Booker blocks it and hits a knee to the gut. Booker tags in Steiner and then holds AJ as Steiner kicks him in the gut. Steiner chops AJ and then slams him facefirst into the turnbuckles. Steiner chops AJ again and then attempts to whip into the ropes and goes for a Steinerline, but AJ ducks and then Steiner nails a T-Bone Suplex. Steiner picks AJ up and slams him into the turnbuckle and then whips AJ into the opposite corner. Steiner charges AJ but he gets his foot up and then pummels Steiner. AJ hits a scoop slam and then hits a Flying Knee Drop for a two count. AJ tags in Devon and Devon slams Steiner’s face into the corner and then hits vicious right hands on Steiner and then chokes him. Devon tags AJ back in and AJ hits some leg kicks followed by a Vertical Suplex attempt, but Steiner blocks it and pushes AJ back into the MEM corner. Steiner tags Booker back in and they hit a double clothesline on AJ. Devon runs in and attacks Booker from behind while Steiner throws AJ over the top rope, but AJ catches himself and skins the cat back into the ring. Steiner charges AJ and AJ ducks which causes Steiner to go flying over the top and crash to the floor. Booker and Devon being brawling on the outside. AJ hits a baseball slide dropkick on Steiner on the outside and Booker sends Devon into the guardrail. Booker then attempts to slam Devon into the announce table but Devon blocks it and slams Booker on it as we go to commercials.
Back from commercials TNA has a split screen going with AJ and Steiner brawling in the crowd and Booker brawling with Devon in the back. Devon slams Booker into the side of a production truck while AJ slams Steiner into a wall. I’m trying by best to keep up with both brawls. AJ fights Steiner into the crowd as Tenay says the referee has thrown this match out.
Winner: NO CONTEST
Devon hits Booker with a trashcan lid or something as AJ and Steiner continue to brawl up the stairs. AJ hits a Plancha off a wall onto Steiner underneath it as Kurt Angle walks up and blindsides Devon in the back as Nash distracted him. They beatdown on Brother Devon as AJ is down in the arena. Nash handcuffs Devon to a pole and Angle says they are going to kill AJ. In the ring Steiner slams AJ as Booker continues to pound Devon. Steiner hits a Steinerline and then an elbow drop on AJ and covers him but referee Slick Johnson tries to tell Steiner the match is over. AJ comes back on Steiner and then charges Scott but Scott backdrops him over the ropes. AJ lands on his feet and then hits the Springboard Flying Forearm. AJ goes nuts on Steiner with stiff right hands. Angle runs into the ring and attempts a clothesline on AJ but he ducks and hits one of his own on Kurt. AJ then lays Steiner out with a Clothesline and hits a dropkick through the ropes on Nash! AJ is a house afire! AJ hits another clothesline on Angle that sends him to the floor and hits another one on Steiner! Booker sneaks into the ring and kicks AJ in the gut and then goes for the Axe Kick, but AJ moves and hits the Pele! AJ beats on Booker but then the whole Mafia climbs in the ring at the same time and beats on AJ. Nash hits a Sidewalk Slam on AJ and then Kurt continues to nail Angle with right hands. Angle hits the Angle Slam on AJ as Steiner slides a chair into the ring. They put AJ’s arm in the chair but Consequences Creed, Jay Lethal, and Eric Young run out to make the save! The Mafia is just too many and they beat them down. Rhino runs down to the ring and takes out Angle and Nash. He takes Steiner and Booker out next but Angle hits him from behind and then Steiner hits him with a chair. The fans chant “Foley” as they continue the beatdown. Angle puts AJ’s arm back in the chair but Mick Foley’s music hits and he runs down to the ring. Foley lays out all the Mafia members with right hands and he calls for the Mandible Claw and he pulls out that damn sock! Mandible Claw on Angle but Nash saves him by pulling him out of the ring! Mick calls for a microphone as we go to commercials.
Mick Foley is still in the ring and he pulls out the Al Pacino, “just when I think I’m out, they pull me back in” line from the Godfather 3! Mick says that the MEM gave him no other choice but get involved. Mick says that he’s about to give MEM a Christmas present because Booker, Steiner, & Nash will be in a Six-Man Tag at Genesis against Brother Devon, AJ Styles, and………………MICK FOLEY! Mick says that at Genesis he is crossing the line! Now that was a big announcement.
Mike and Don hype up Genesis but they don’t announce any other new matches.
Santa’s Workshop Knockouts Street Fight
Sojournor Bolt, Rhaka Khan, Awesome Kong, & Raisha Saeed vs. Christy Hemme, Taylor Wilde, Roxxi, & ODB
They really have got to give this Awesome Kong group a name. Christy is wearing a bow on the back of her skirt and that is one present I want to unwrap. Taylor Wilde looks awesome tonight and ODB is wearing some Christmas lights around her head. I think she has mistletoe on her crotch. Wow.
As we come back from commercials the bell rings and Raisha kicks Taylor in the gut and then hits a big forearm. Saeed with some nasty body shots but Taylor comes back with forearms and then hits a nice headscissors takeover. Taylor tags in Roxxi who hits an Axe Handle Drop off the top. Raisha slaps Roxxi and then Roxxi hits a forearm. Raisha attempts t come back with a clothesline, but Roxxi ducks and hits a Spinebuster for a two count. Raisha comes back with an eye poke and tags in Bolt who charges at Roxxi, but eats a hiptoss. Roxxi tags in ODB who kicks Bolt in the gut and then scoop slams Bolt. ODB tags Christy back in and she puts a fullarm twist on Bolt and then shakes her ass at the other team. She hits a big Crescent Kick on Bolt followed by an armlock. Kong comes in and puts a nervehold on Christy and Taylor comes in but eats a big kick and so does Roxxi and then ODB eats a clothesline. Christy kicks Kong in the face and then jumps on Kong’s back and locks in a Sleeper. All 8 women are in now and all hell has broken loose! Kong throws Christy to the outside as Taylor slams Raisha’s head on the mat. Kong slams Christy’s head into the ring apron and then throws her into the guard rail. Taylor hits forearms and leg kicks on Raisha and then a big dropkick that sends her to the ring apron. Taylor then forearms Raisha off the apron onto the other knockouts. Taylor then climbs to the top and hits a big Plancha onto all the Knockouts! Kong attempts to drag Christy back into the ring but she hits a jawbreaker and climbs to the top. Christy comes off the top with a Flying Cross Body but Kong catches her in midair! Taylor then hits a Missile Dropkick off the top sending Christy on top of Kong! Christy gets a close nearfall! Taylor then hits a Basement Dropkick to Kong’s face and kicks her repeatedly to the floor and then tells Christy to dive out onto Kong, but Raisha pulls Christy out to the floor. Taylor then attempts to pull Kong back in the ring but Rhaka Khan hits her from behind and hits a nasty Crescent Kick on Taylor. Rhaka goes for a whip on Taylor but she reverses it into her Schoolgirl pin for the win!
Winners: Taylor, Christy, ODB, & Roxxi via pinfall (Schoolgirl)
“Olympic Hero” Kurt Angle w/Sting vs. “War Machine” Rhino w/Jeff Jarrett
No face paint for the Stinger tonight as he will corner Angle. Jeff and Sting get their own entrances for this match. Rhino charges at Kurt as the bell rings but Angle runs away and goes to the ring apron as the referee pulls Rhino back. They circle each other and then Rhino kicks Angle into the gut and attempts to whip Angle, but he reverses it and then Rhino hits a big shoulder block that takes the Olympian down. Rhino throws Kurt facefirst into the turnbuckle and then beats the hell out of Angle in the corner with kicks, punches, and stomps. Rhino whips Angle into the ropes and goes for a backdrop, but Kurt kicks him in the face. Kurt comes off the ropes but Rhino nails a clothesline that sends Kurt over the ropes. Rhino comes to the floor and slams Angle into the ring apron and then whips him into the guardrail! Rhino rolls Kurt back into the ring but Angle comes back with a nasty running back elbow. Angle spits on Jeff Jarrett and he immediately slides into the ring but Rhino stops him as a ton of referees storm the ring. They pull Jeff out of the ring before he ever attacks Kurt and we go to a commercial break.
Back from commercial Kurt whips Rhino hard into the corner and then stomps on Rhino repeatedly. Kurt hits a Snap Suplex for a two count. Rhino comes back with right hands and then attempts to whip Angle into the ropes, but he reverses it and hits a high knee lift for another two count. Angle pushes Rhino into the corner and then hits a big European Uppercut followed by repeated shoulder blocks for two count again. Angle puts Rhino in a Bearhug for a few minutes and the referee raises Rhino’s arms and they drop twice, but he keeps it up the third time. Rhino pumps himself up and then hits several right hands on Angle until Angle pushes him into the ropes and Rhino nails a shoulder block. Rhino comes off the ropes and they both hit clotheslines on each other at the same time! They both get up about the same time and Angle gets several punches blocked and Rhino nails him punches of his own. Rhino attempts to whip Angle into the ropes but he reverses it and Rhino comes off the ropes with a Flying Shoulderblock! Rhino with a back elbow to Angle and then whips him into the corner followed by a shoulderblock and a Belly-to-Belly Suplex! Rhino sets up for the Gore but Angle catches him with a big kick to the face and then goes for the Angle Slam, but Rhino blocks it and hits a Spinebuster for a nearfall! Rhino goes for a Powerbomb but Angle reverses it into a Fireman’s Carry Takedown and then immediately locks Rhino in the Ankle Lock! Rhino fights it and then rolls through sending Angle to the outside! Jeff screams at Angle on the floor taunting him and Angle slaps the hell out of Jeff. Jeff charges Angle but Angle ducks and Jeff catches the guardrail very hard. Angle gets on the ring apron but Rhino shoulder blocks him through the ropes and then goes for a Vertical Suplex back into the ring, but Angle blocks it and then slams Rhino down by the hair and locks Rhino in the Ankle Lock! Jeff Jarrett gets in the ring and attacks Angle to cause the DQ!
Winner: Kurt Angle via DQ
Jeff and Angle throw several vicious stiff shots at each until security and TNA Agents break it up. They break free and throw several shot at them again and Kurt even pulls Jeff’s hair damn near out. BG James tells Angle to control himself and then Angle lays BG the hell out with a nasty sucker punch as the show ends.
Well tonight was just not very good. There was one match in the first hour of the show, one match. In that whole hour there was one damn match and about 20 damn segments and promos. I thought with there only being one X-Division Tournament match on the show that it would get some decent time, but it only got a little over 5 minutes. The matches that were on the show were pretty damn good but come on man there was just too much backstage stuff. I know they are trying to get us to buy a PPV but give us some longer matchers at least.
The opening promo from Foley was just there. Not special at all.
Kiyoshi vs. Sabin was very solid for a short match. To me it seems like there is noway they can go anywhere other than Sabin vs. Shelley at Genesis with the way they are building this. I liked the interaction between Shelley and Young setting up the Semi Finals next week, but they could’ve kept it to the locker room instead doing the whole thing in the ring too.
Again, the Sarah Palin stuff is horrible and uncalled for. Stop it!
The sitdown interview with Jeff was okay but he didn’t really say anything that we haven’t heard over and over and over.
The tag match was going pretty good until the No Contest. They really put AJ over good fighting off all the MEM members until they all stormed him at the same time. Mick Foley getting back in to the ring at Genesis is very interesting but I think none of the fans will be satisfied until he nearly kills himself once again in a Street Fight type of match.
I loved the Knockouts Street Fight. Great in ring-action from all the girls with Taylor stealing the show. I don’t like Lumberjack Matches but I’m very interested to see the Kong/Christy rematch.
The Main Event was a good match until the end, but Jeff and Angle had a nice fight. They honestly look like they want to kill each other everytime they have interaction between one another.
More wrestling, less talking that’s all I ask for.
- Match of the Night: Knockouts Tag Team Street Fight (***)
- Segment/Promo of the Night: The Angle/Jarrett brawl
- Final Grade: C
Scheduled for Next Week:
- TNA World Title: Sting (c) vs. AJ Styles (Turning Point)
- Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle (Bound for Glory)
- TNA World Title Six Sides of Steel: Kurt Angle (c) vs. Samoa Joe (Lockdown)
- TNA Knockouts Title: Gail Kim (c) vs. Awesome Kong (Impact)
- TNA World Tag Team Titles: Beer Money Inc. (c) vs. L.A.X. (1st Title match of 2009!)
Genesis Lineup So far:
- Grudge Rematch: Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett
- Six Man War: Mick Foley, Brother Devon, & AJ Styles vs. Kevin Nash, Scott Steiner, & Booker T.
- TNA World Title: Sting (c) vs. Rhino
- X-Division Title Tournament Finals: Chris Sabin vs. Shelley or Young
- TNA Knockouts Title Lumberjack Match: Awesome Kong (c) vs. Christy Hemme
- TNA World Tag Titles: Beer Money Inc. (c) vs. Matt Morgan & Abyss