TNA iMPACT Report – Nov. 5th, 2009

TNA iMPACT Report – November 5th, 2009
Report by Richard Trionfo,



We begin with a look at the Hulk Hogan media cavalcade since the signing.

We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Can I get a part in Thunder in Paradise 2: Electric Brotherloo’ Tenay and Taz.

We see footage of Dixie Carter with the roster in the Impact Zone. She says that it is time for a change. There have been a lot of great things that have taken place, but it is time for a change. She says that some people might have differing opinions, but she expects them to support her 100%. She says that when you question her, you question the company. She tells everyone that you can support her, support the direction of the company, or you can do otherwise and look for some place else to work. She asks everyone to step it up because it is their time to move up to the next level.

A.J. Styles comes to the ring. He says that there have been a few changes in TNA, but he wants to make one thing clear. He points out that he is the TNA champion. He says that there have been positive changes since he won the title. Who would have thought that Hulk Hogan would be part of the TNA family. A.J. says that he has dreamed about being at this level the entire seven years he has been here. He says that with the positives, there are negatives. A.J. says that he made it clear that he was a fighting champion. The only problem is that someone has been lurking in the shadows to jump him when they have the opportunity. A.J. wants that person to come to the ring and man up. He does not care if that person is foe or friend.

Daniels comes to the ring and he gets in A.J.’s face. He tells A.J. that it is interesting that he would say foe or friend. A.J. says that he does not have to explain anything to him. Daniels wants to know how A.J. could think that it was him who attacked A.J. because of something that Joe said. Daniels asks if A.J. is gullible or stupid. Daniels calls A.J. arrogant with the title on his shoulder. Daniels says that A.J. has been given opportunity after opportunity to be the face and future of the company. He says that A.J. has been pampered, coddled, and spoiled. He says that A.J. has always gotten special treatment. Daniels points out that they came into the company at the same time and he was never handed anything. Daniels says that he is every bit the wrestler that A.J. is. Daniels says that the fans and even A.J. knows that. The only difference is that every time A.J. was down, the company helped him up. Every time he was up, the company pushes him down. Daniels talks about Dixie Carter’s comments about change in TNA. Daniels says that if he looks at someone the wrong way in the back it will be seven more years of hell for him.

A.J. says that Daniels has never said anything to him like that. A.J. asks Chris if there isn’t anything that he can’t say to him.

Samoa Joe comes out and he tells A.J. that there is a lot that Daniels cannot say to A.J. because Daniels is working him. He calls Daniels a bald faced liar. Joe says that these are hard truths but Daniels has always lied to A.J. because he has always been jealous of A.J. and will always be jealous. They are not friends because A.J. has something that Joe wants. In order to be the best, you have to be TNA champion. Joe says that he has no problem telling that to A.J. face to face and man to man. He does not have to attack A.J. from behind like a cowardly punk.

Daniels says that he can beat A.J. in the ring, face to face and doesn’t have to attack him from behind. A.J. asks Daniels how bad he wants to find out. A.J. tells Daniels that if he wanted a piece of him, all he had to do was ask. He tells Daniels that they can settle this tonight. He tells Daniels that they can take care of it and there can be a winner and a loser. They shake hands and Joe has a dastardly smirk on his face.

We go to commercial.

We see footage from last week’s attack of the White Jump Suit Squad by Storm and Roode.

Match Number One: Eric Young and Rob Terry versus James Storm and Robert Roode

Storm and Rob start things off and Storm poses. They lock up and Rob sends Storm to the mat. They lock up again and Rob does the same. Storm with punches and he avoids a clothesline. Rob with an Irish whip but he charges into an elbow. Storm tries for a cross body and Rob catches Storm and hits a power slam. Rob poses and tags in Young. Young with a series of elbows to Storm and the he knocks Roode off the apron. The referee keeps Roode from getting involved and Storm falls victim to a double team attack. Rob tags back in and he punches Storm. Rob picks up Storm and tries for a running power slam but Storm escapes and drives Rob into the mat. Roode is tagged in and he connects with clotheslines on Young and Roode with a back body drop. Roode with a boot to Rob when he charges. Roode with a Blockbuster to Rob but Young breaks up the cover. Storm with a kick to Young’s back and Young goes to the floor. Roode elevates Storm onto Rob with a back body drop. Rob picks up Roode and drives him to the mat. Young hits Rob with the Legends belt and while Storm takes care of Young, Roode gets the three count.
Winners: Robert Roode and James Storm

After the match, Young tries to use the title belt again but Magnus and Williams come out in their World Elite sweat pants and they attack Storm and Roode. Security makes their way to the ring and the World Elite leave the ring.

Magnus and Williams are attacked by Sabin and Shelley on the stage and security is able to separate them.

Madison, Velvet, and Lacey are walking in the back and they say there is no time for A.J. Styles to be interviewed because they are going to make another movie.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Lacey, Velvet, and Madison enter Sarita’s dressing room, but ODB is in there. Velvet says that it looks like they filming a monster movie. ODB kicks Lacey but Velvet and Madison attack ODB.

Lauren is in the back with Jay Lethal and he is freaking out about Hulk Hogan’s signing. Lethal talks about his history with Hulk Hogan. He mentions what Savage did with Hogan. He wants to be the first to welcome the Hulkster to TNA. He says that he has an announcement of his own. He says that TNA is the new home of the MegaPowers. Lethal says that he is starting the Black Machismo Challenge for any legend.

Jeremy Borash enters Mick’s office and he asks about what the deal is with Abyss. Mick says that he dealt with it last week. Mick says that as executive shareholder he would have been told about the changes. Mick asks Jeremy if he is a Hulkamaniac. Mick reminds Jeremy about the interrogations and he wants to know if Jeremy wants to talk about the security camera footage. Mick says that he has a surprise for Abyss. We go to commercial.

We are back and we see footage from last week’s match between Kurt Angle and Desmond Wolfe and the aftermath on Angle.

Match Number Two: Desmond Wolfe versus Cody Deaner

Kurt Angle is available on the phone and in the time that it took Angle to say hello, Wolfe hits a clothesline and gets the three count.
Winner: Desmond Wolfe

Angle talks about the fact that he has a pinched nerve in his neck but he does not have Wolfe’s respect.

Desmond gets a mic and he says that he wants everyone to take a look at the muppet in the ring. He says that is another victim at the fangs of the wolfe. Desmond wants to know why the common wankers want to get in the ring with him. It is easy to get into the ring, but getting out not so much. Desmond says that he should call Kurt ‘Mr. Mangled’. He wants to know why Kurt wants to get back into the ring with him to suffer more pain and more agony. Desmond says that he is a generous bloke so he will give Kurt the chance.

Lauren is in the back with Suicide and he asks Suicide about Homicide unmasking him. She wants to know if it is time to unmask. He says that there is a reason why he conceals himself and he is not ready to reveal himself to anyone.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Lauren is with Team 3D and she talks about what Rhino has said about Matt Morgan and Hernandez. Ray wants to talk about Hulk Hogan first and he never thought he would have heard those words together. Ray says that Dixie has the biggest set of grapefruits.

Before he can talk about Rhino, Rhino stops by and Rhino says that he is right. Rhino asks them about their match against the Motor City Machine Guns. Was it a ‘mistake’ or a ‘MISTAKE’. Rhino asks if it is a coincidence that Team 3D is wrestling the men trying to take Rhino’s spot. Devon says that they respect both men but they are looking forward to the match.

Match Number Three: A.J. Styles versus Daniels with Guest Referee Samoa Joe in a Non Title Match

A.J. Styles is in the back with Jeremy before he came to the ring. Jeremy asks A.J. about having to face his best friend. A masked man in black attacks A.J.

Joe attacks Daniels in the ring and Joe hits a muscle buster.

We go to commercial.

Tara is walking in the back with her spider and we go to commercial again.

We see footage of Kong’s attack of Tara last week.

Match Number Three . . . Take Two: Tara versus Hamada

They lock up and Hamada with an arm drag but Tara with a hip toss. Hamada with a waist lock and Tara with a standing switch but Hamada with one of her own. Tara and Hamada each get near falls. They lock up and Hamada with head butts and chops. Tara with a few clotheslines and a slam. Tara with the shimmy standing moonsault for a near fall. Tara with shoulders in the corner and then she sends Hamada to the apron. Hamada with a head butt and then she does a tightrope walk and arm drag. Hamada with an enzuigiri for a near fall with a rollup. Hamada with a belly-to-back suplex and then she goes up top for a moonsault but she lands on Tara’s knees. Tara with the Widow’s Peak for the three count.
Winner: Tara

After the match, Awesome Kong comes out and she goes after Tara but security gets in the way but Tara hits a cross body onto Kong and security.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Lauren tells Tara that she never saw anyone take care of Kong like Tara did. Tara says that Kong better think twice about their cage match at Turning Point.

Mick Foley comes to the ring. He says that he has a gift for someone special and he wants Abyss to come to the ring. Mick says that he knows that Abyss might have some issues from what happened in the past, but it won’t happen tonight. He puts the gift down in the corner. Foley says that he ever felt guilty or bad saying something about a wrestler was when he said them about Chris. He did not mean to call Abyss a cheap carbon copy or rip off of him. Foley says that when he found out his caricature was destroyed, he wanted to find out who did it. He realized that he had a situation to deal with. He has been asked about Abyss for six years and whether Abyss reminded him of Foley. Foley says that he knew Chris was good and he needed to get in the ring to find out. He says that Chris is not as good as he thought Chris was . . . Chris is better. Foley talks about wrestlers and their legacies. Foley says that he wanted to be a cross between Bruiser Brody and the Dynamite Kid when he started. He also took a bite off Harley Race and Terry Funk’s plate as well. Foley gives Abyss a caricature of them and he leaves.

Foley says that he put Chris through a hell of a test at Bound for Glory, but Foley has another test for Chris. Next week, it will be Abyss and Dr. Stevie. If Abyss can beat Dr. Stevie, Stevie is gone from TNA.

Jeremy Borash is with Scott Steiner and he asks about the arrival of Hulk Hogan. Steiner talks about his history with Hogan and he mentions the nWo. He says that Hogan is going to put all of the young punks in their place and Hogan can join him in the Main Event Mafia. Steiner talks about Bobby Lashley and Kristal. Steiner says that he knows that Kristal wants to be his biggest freak.

We go to commercial.

We hear comments from Matt Morgan about the signing of Hulk Hogan and what it means to him. He mentions talking with Hogan during their time together on American Gladiators.

We see footage of Homicide pinning Red two weeks ago in a non-title match. We also see Scott Steiner’s obsessive behavior towards Kristal.

Match Number Four: Homicide versus Bobby Lashley

Before the match starts, the referee sends Kristal to the back.

Homicide attacks Lashley as the bell rings but Lashley pushes Homicide away. Lashley with an elbow. Homicide with a kick but Lashley with an Irish whip. Homicide moves when Lashley charges into the corner and Homicide with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Homicide throws his bandana at Lashley. Lashley with a choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Bobby Lashley

After the match, Homicide attacks Lashley and Homicide tries to hit Lashley with his boot but Lashley grabs Homicide and has him up for a press slam.

We see Steiner in the back and he is hitting on Kristal. Lashley makes his way to the back and he attacks Steiner and hits him with a trash can. Wrestlers and agents try to pull Lashley off Steiner.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Homicide is still in the ring and Homicide pushes the referee down.

Amazing Red comes to the ring and Red with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors and spin kick. Red goes up top and hits a clothesline. Homicide leaves.

It is time to run through the card for Turning Point.

Match Number Five: Madison Rayne versus Taylor Wilde

Taylor with a side head lock and a kick followed by an arm drag. Taylor tries for a head scissors out of the corner but Madison slams Taylor to the mat and she punches her. Taylor with a trip and punch. Taylor with a rollup and Backlund bridge for the three count.
Winner: Taylor Wilde

After the match, Velvet Sky and Lacey Von Erich attack Taylor. Sarita comes to the ring and she takes care of Velvet and Madison for a second but Velvet attacks Sarita. The three-on-two attack continues until ODB comes to the ring and Velvet, Madison, and Lacey head to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We see A.J. Styles getting ready for his match with Daniels and we return to commercial.

Matt Morgan and Hernandez are with Lauren and she asks them if they want to comment about Rhino. Hernandez says that they are here to win. Matt says that there is no conspiracy theory other than Rhino looking like a bigger ass than he is. Matt says that they will knock Team 3D off their perch. They were the best tag team, but him and Hernandez are the future of TNA.

Match Number Six (or Match Number Three Redux): A.J. Styles versus Daniels with Guest Referee Samoa Joe in a Non-Title Match

They lock up and Styles with a side head lock and he holds on while Daniels tries to send him off the ropes. Styles with a side head lock take down. Daniels gets to the ropes and Styles is forced to release the hold. Daniels with knees to the ribs. Styles with a phenomenal drop kick. Styles tries for a splash into the corner but Daniels gets his knees up. Daniels with an STO and both men are down. Daniels gets up first and he connects with a knee to the midsection as he works on A.J.’s ribs and gets a near fall. Daniels with a gutbuster from a gutwrench followed by a leaping gutbuster. Daniels continues to work on the ribs with a seated abdominal stretch. Daniels with a kick to Styles and then he slams Styles and Daniels with an Arabian press for a near fall. Daniels continues to work on the ribs with his knee on Styles’ chest in a chin lock. Styles gets his foot on the ropes and he forces Daniels to release the hold. Styles with punches but Daniels with knees. Styles blocks a suplex and Styles with a neck breaker out of a suplex set up and both men are down. Daniels gets up first but Styles with clotheslines. Styles with a punch and a springboard phenomenal forearm but Daniels is able to counter it slightly and both men are down. Styles with the springboard moonsault but Daniels counters the inverted DDT attempt with a snap mare. Styles rolls through and hits the Styles Clash for the three count.
Winner: A.J. Styles

After the match, Joe hands Styles the title belt and raises his hand. Joe leaves the ring. Styles checks on Daniels and Joe returns to the ring and he chokes out Styles.

We go to commercial with Joe holding the title belt.

We are back and Hernandez talks about the arrival of Hulk Hogan in TNA and he says that it is good for TNA.

Lauren is with Dr. Stevie and Daffney and she talks about Stevie’s match next week. Stevie says that nobody plays him. He is not played like a pawn on a chessboard. Abyss will not beat him next week. Stevie says that he needs to take out Abyss once and for all. Stevie tells Chris to back out of it now because Abyss does not want to know what he has in store for him next week.

Match Number Seven: Team 3D versus Matt Morgan and Hernandez

Devon and Morgan start things off and they lock up. Morgan with a clean break. They lock up again and Devon with a side head lock and a shoulder tackle but neither man goes down. Devon with a flying shoulder tackle. Devon with a punch but Morgan with a side slam. Morgan with an elbow and then he takes off the elbow pads and connects with a series of elbows and then Morgan with a splash into the corner. Hernandez tags in and he chops Devon. Devon with a kick and a corkscrew back elbow for a near fall. Ray tags in and he works on the arm but Hernandez reverses and works on the shoulder. Ray with jabs but Hernandez with a clothesline before the Bubbonic elbow. Hernandez with a slingshot shoulder tackle for a near fall. Ray with a splash into the corner but Hernandez with a boot and he lifts himself to the turnbuckles. Ray with a chop to Hernandez and he hits a superplex and both men are down and Ray gets a near fall. Devon tags back in and he goes to the turnbuckles for an elbow. Devon favors his knee after landing awkwardly. Hernandez goes for the knee and drops an elbow.

Rhino comes to the ring and he says something to Ray. Morgan tags in and drop kicks the leg and gets a near fall. Ray tells Rhino to leave. Morgan with elbows to the leg. Rhino has a chair for Ray. Morgan with a single leg crab while Rhino continues to try to sell Ray on using the chair. Ray pushes Rhino down and takes the chair and tells Rhino to leave. Ray puts the chair on the apron. Hernandez tags in and he returns to the leg. Morgan tags in and he kicks the leg. Morgan with an atomic drop to the knee and he signals for a choke slam. Ray hits Morgan in the back with the chair and then he drills Hernandez in the head with it. The referee calls for the bell.

After the match, Rhino comes into the ring and he hugs Ray. Ray pushes Rhino away and so does Devon. Rhino with a GORE to Hernandez and he raises his arms because he can. Rhino with a GORE to Morgan as well. Rhino, Ray, and Devon raise their arms as we go to credits and Ray is conflicted.

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