On Friday, September 14, 2007 at 3:01 AM EST TNA “iMPACT!” RESULTS
Thursday, September 13, 2007 – Orlando, FL
By Marcus Cygy of WrestleView.com
Coming off a great “No Surrender” Pay-Per-View, TNA returned to Spike TV with a full 1-hour of “iMPACT!” as we count down the days to October 4th when “iMPACT!” gets 2-hours!
Opening the program saw Karen Angle introduce her husband and still TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle. However, once his music played it wasn’t Kurt that was elevated to the entrance way, it was former NWA World Heavyweight Champion, Sting. The icon then proceeded down to the ring in telling Karen that he no longer blames Kurt for his actions at No Surrender, because in the same circumstances he would have done the same. On the flip side though, Sting was asking Karen to own up to her own actions and tell Kurt that he never did hit her, and that it was all a lie.
Karen showed no interest in abiding to Sting’s request, as we later saw Kurt Angle emerge on the scene and proceed with a beat down. Furthermore, he would handcuff Sting to the ring ropes and then hold him there for Karen to slap multiple times. During this, Sting was also telling Kurt that he never did any of this. Kurt just proceeded to get more in Sting’s face and viciously attacked him with punches and chops. Sting was defenseless as he was locked in the handcuffs. All he could do was spit at them, but that only attracted more abuse his way. We’ve seen such instances like this in the past in many other feuds, but tonight for some reason it was a bit hard for me to watch, I guess because of how real it looked.
Black Reign made his in-ring “iMPACT!” debut by defeating Shark Boy in a quick match. The story of this encounter though was after the bout when the man behind the gimmick, Dustin Rhodes, de-masked Shark Boy and put his proclaimed “Arctic Fox” rat in his mask. Eric Young was quick to show up and save his buddy Shark Boy from being publically humiliated. He covered Shark Boy’s face with a towel as they both ran to the back.
“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels defeated TNA X-Division Champion, “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, in a non-title encounter. As a result, the former 3-time X-Division Champion will receive a title shot on October 14th at Bound For Glory in Atlanta, Georgia.
Next we had The Christian Coalition in the ring. All three of them, Christian Cage, Tomko, and AJ Styles called out Matt Morgan as they were looking to attack him because he couldn’t keep order at No Surrender when Samoa Joe went ballistic. Well, once they went to attack Morgan, Joe was there to join in and that’s when Jim Cornette also got involved. He stated that at Bound For Glory it will be Christian Cage against Samoa Joe on more time, but this time Matt Morgan will be the special referee. He also added that next week on “iMPACT!” it will be Christian Cage taking on a Samoan, but it won’t be Samoa Joe, it will be Junior Fatu – the former Rikishi!
The main event featured TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle going against “The Monster” Abyss in a rematch from No Surrender, but this time in the Six Sides of Steel with some extra added stipulations. It was a submission match and if Abyss were to lose then he would have to quit TNA. Well that didn’t happen, but it was a physical match that did provide some entertainment. Blood was spilled from Angle’s forehead as Abyss kept repeatedly slamming him into the cage walls. The technicality aspect of the match was also great.
Once Abyss locked in Angle’s own finisher, the ankle lock, Judas Mesias arrived by cutting his way into the ring from underneath and it reminded me of The Undertaker. His hand came first and he even wore a purple glove like The Undertaker of the 90’s, but once his face appeared blood came spilling out of his mouth as he wore white contacts. As soon as Kurt Angle noticed Mesias in the ring, he quickly scrammed and that’s when Abyss was then choked out with a strand of barbed-wire. It would then become a massacre as Mesias began stabbing and scraping Abyss’ arms with a broken piece of glass, to where he then licked off the blood from the glass. That’s how the show ended, but it looks like we’ll be having a lot of hardcore matches between these two.
There was a lot announced for Bound For Glory though, here’s the lineup:
TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match:
Kurt Angle (c) vs. Sting
TNA X-Division Championship Match:
“Black Machismo” Jay Lethal (c) vs. “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels
TNA World Tag Team Championship Match:
Ron “The Truth” Killings & Pacman Jones (c) vs. “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles & Tomko
Ultimate X Match:
The Latin American Xchange vs. Triple X
”The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe vs. “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage
Special Enforcer: Matt Morgan
The Steiner Brothers vs. Team 3D
Knockouts Gauntlet Match:
To determine the first TNA Women’s World Champion - featuring Christy Hemme, Gail Kim, Ms. Brooks, Jackie Moore, Roxxy Laveaux and more ladies to be announced!
15-Man Reverse Battle Royal:
Final four face off for a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
More matches for Bound For Glory will be announced in the coming weeks on “iMPACT!”
Quick Match Results:
• Black Reign defeated Shark Boy.
• Christopher Daniels defeated TNA X-Division Champion, Jay Lethal, in a Non-Title Match.
• Six Sides of Steel – Submission Match: TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Kurt Angle wrestled Abyss, to a no-contest.