On Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 11:35 PM EST Results courtesy of TNAwrestling.com
Kurt Angle regains the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Sting
By Bill Banks
There are several major news items to report from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” broadcast on SpikeTV, including Kurt Angle defeating amidst controversy to regain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship!
- During the World Title match, Kevin Nash came to ringside and nearly got into a fight with Sting, but Nash technically never touched the icon as Sting was the aggressor. However, it was just the opening Kurt Angle needed as he blindsided Sting and beat him to regain the gold. After the bout, Nash applauded the new champion and offered a handshake, but Angle flipped off Nash and exited the arena!
- Following a commercial break (and an argument between the TNA referees over the decision), TNA management director Jim Cornette made his way to the ring and announced he would review the decision, a move announcer Mike Tenay chastised Cornette for.
- Later, with an enraged Kevin Nash demanding revenge against Angle, Cornette announced that the Olympic gold medalist was indeed the new champion since Nash never touched Sting – but he also dropped a bombshell by announcing the main event of “Genesis” would be Angle teaming with Nash to take on Sting and a partner of his choice! Whoever scores the pinfall in the bout will be the TNA World Heavyweight Champion!
Other major news items from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” –
- The team of The Latin American Xchange and The Steiner Brothers defeated TNA World Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Tomko and the Voodoo Kin Mafia in eight-man action.
- In the first “Fight For The Right” tournament quarterfinal bout, “Cowboy” James Storm beat Eric Young to advance. In the second quarterfinal that night, Junior Fatu defeated Robert Roode thanks in part to Samoa Joe, who got revenge on Roode for costing him a spot in the tournament the week prior. The winner of the tournament will receive a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
- Team 3D reminded the wrestling world of their mission to destroy the X Division, as they got involved in a bout featuring Petey Williams vs. Havok vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Shark Boy and annihilated all of the X stars!
- In a women’s bout, the destructive Awesome Kong defeated Angel Williams