On Friday, February 22, 2008 at 2:39 AM EST Results courtesy of TNAwrestling.com
There are several major news items for report from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” broadcast on SpikeTV as TNA Wrestling heads towards the Sunday, March 9 “Destination X” Pay-Per-View event!
- Regarding the fallout from the AJ Styles & Karen Angle marriage last week, the broadcast started off with Kurt and Karen Angle in an argument over what happened. Kurt became so fed up with Karen that he told her to go spend time with her “other husband” – which Karen gladly obliged!
- After the argument, AJ Styles treated Karen to a “honeymoon” of sorts during the broadcast, as he took her to a fast food restaurant and a Gator Park!
- Speaking of Styles, he and Tomko faced the team of Kip James and “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. However, when an injured BG James threw his crutch in the ring for Kip to use, Kip instead smashed Bullet Bob and cost them the bout. Afterwards, Kip James attacked BG and left him laying as well. Later, Kip did an interview in the back saying the Voodoo Kin Mafia was over and that if BG James wants a war, he’s got it! It appears to be a very bitter ending to one of the greatest tag teams in wrestling history.
- In the “iMPACT!” main event, Kurt Angle defeated Booker T after interference by Booker’s nemesis Robert Roode. After the bout, an all-out brawl erupted between The Angle Alliance and Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash and Christian Cage! As “iMPACT!” went off the air, Kevin Nash challenged Kurt Angle to face him on next Thursday’s broadcast!
- “iMPACT!” also saw TNA Management Director Jim Cornette honor X Division Champion “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal for all of his accomplishments in TNA Wrestling. Before the end of the ceremony, Lethal finally asked SoCal Val out on a date – to which she replied “Ohhh Yaaaaa!”.
- Speaking of Lethal, he will defend the X Division Championship at “Destination X” against “Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams, who earned a title shot on Thursday night by beating (with help from Scott Steiner) Sonjay Dutt and Johnny Devine.
- Samoa Joe once again refused to sign his new contract, as he told Cornette he would only sign it after he won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Kurt Angle!
- Kaz defeated Rellik in singles action, but was brutally attacked by both Rellik and Black Reign after the bout. Eric Young came out to help Kaz, but EY was afraid to confront Rellik and Black Reign!
- “The War Machine” Rhino took part in a candid sitdown interview to discuss his personal issues and his ongoing war with “Cowboy” James Storm.
- Team 3D were once again weighed this week, this time with Brother Ray miraculously making the cut while Brother Devon was over the limit! As a result, Brother Ray faced Shark Boy and Curry Man in a handicap match and won when Devon (from the outside) used the scale to smash Shark Boy.
- In tag team action, miscommunication cost Gail Kim and ODB their bout against Roxxi Laveaux and Jacqueline! Gail and ODB got into another heated argument following the bout as neither appears to be on the same page.