On Friday, December 22, 2006 at 3:03 PM EST Results courtesy of TNAwrestling.com
NEWS AND VIDEO FROM THURSDAY’S “iMPACT!” BROADCAST
Samoa Joe suffers leg injury! Is Mitchell losing control of Abyss?
"iMPACT!" video of the week: It wouldn't be Christmas without Santa getting the Border Toss! Scroll to the bottom of the article for more videos from Thursday's broadcast!
SAMOA JOE SUFFERS LEG INJURY AT THE HANDS OF KURT ANGLE
On Thursday’s “iMPACT!”, Samoa Joe and AJ Styles teamed up for the first time in TNA against the tandem of Kurt Angle and Rhino! At the end of the bout, Kurt Angle – in an attempt to force Samoa Joe to give him a rematch – refused to let The Samoan Submission Machine out of the ankle lock! Following the bout, Samoa Joe was taken to a local Orlando hospital as a result of a leg injury. Right now, the extent of the leg injury is unknown. However, it proves just how far the Olympic gold medalist will go to get his return bout against Joe!
WORLD TITLE CHAOS BETWEEN ABYSS, STING AND CHRISTIAN CAGE
Also on Thursday’s “iMPACT!”, Sting once again wanted to speak to Abyss alone in the ring. Sting told Abyss he would give back the World Title, but on the condition that Abyss grant him another shot at Final Resolution. At that point, Christian Cage appeared on the big screen, reminding Abyss that is they didn’t get another shot, they would reveal The Monster’s secret! Cage was outside of what looked like some kind of run-down institution, saying it was Abyss’ “home”. Moments later, Abyss turned his rage to Sting – which brought out TNA security. However, Cage was dressed as one of the security and attacked Sting with a nightstick! Abyss returned to the ring to chase off Cage and Tomko with the baseball bat, then handed the weapon back to Sting! Amidst the chaos, James Mitchell was clearly irate at Abyss! Now, the question is – has James Mitchell starting losing control of his monster? Is Sting getting inside the mind of the NWA World Heavyweight Champion?
FOOTAGE AIRED FROM THE VOODOO KIN MAFIA’S VISIT TO A WWE LIVE EVENT IN KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE
Also on the program, footage aired of the Voodoo Kin Mafia visiting a WWE live event in Knoxville, Tennessee! BG James and Kip James have promised to air more of the footage next Thursday night on “iMPACT!”. You can watch the video from Thursday’s broadcast below…
NO LONGER THE “FRANCHISED” NATURALS?
In recent months, “The Franchise” Shane Douglas has constantly warned The Naturals that if they didn’t start living up to his expectations, his “experiment” as their manager would be over. On Thursday’s “iMPACT!”, that very thing happened after Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas lost a Tables Match to Team 3D! “The Franchise” was incensed after The Naturals lost and announced that the experiment was over! Shane Douglas has refused to offer any further comment upon being contacted by TNAwrestling.com, and we’ve learned he has cut off all contact with The Naturals! Has Shane Douglas truly given up managing the former NWA World Tag Team Champions?
JAMES STORM SPEAKS OUT ON HIS ACTIONS – AND THE END OF AMW
Also on Thursday’s broadcast, James Storm spoke out on causing the end of America’s Most Wanted when he brutally attacked Chris Harris with a beer bottle! Storm was remorseless for his actions, which certainly won’t sit well with former partner Chris Harris.