TNA iMPACT! Report - 7/2
By Will Althoff | July 02, 2009
"Double J Takes Control"
I can see a graphic on the big screen for the July 19th PPV, Victory Road.
Iron Mike wonders what Angle will have in store for Foley. What will Jarrett have to say? I guess we're about to get some answers because the Mafia is headed to the ring.
Tenay hypes the match between Booker/Steiner and 3D tonight for the chance to face Beer Money Inc. at Victory Road.
Kurt takes the mic and tells Sting it's all business, nothing personal. Him not knowing was just what needed to be done. The crowd is hating on the Mafia. Angle calls out Foley, who heads to the ring with his bodyguards in tow.
Is it just me or does Scott Steiner look like he wants to beat the tar out of everyone? Seriously, he will eat your face.
Kurt is giving Foley some lip about 3D asking and being granted the chance for a rematch at Victory Road vs. Beer Money. The crowd is chanting Angle sucks, because really, is there an easier guy to hate then Kurt Angle? We've been hating this guy since he started in WWE. Foley is pleading for a match against Angle at Victory Road. Angle tells Steiner to take out Foley's bodyguards with the bat. I told you Steiner wanted to kick some butt.
Foley is so bland to me.
Angle gives him the choice as to who he wants kicking his butt. Nobody in the crowd really seems to care when the Mafia starts beating up Foley. Music hits and it's Jarrett, who comes to the ring with his guitar, but he shocks everyone and hits Foley. Angle and the rest of the Mafia cheer him on, but Jarrett isn't with them. Mild pop for the guitar shot as we head to our first break.
When we come back, we see a replay of the chair shot and then we see that Foley is backstage telling people that he doesn't want any help. Mike Tenay introduces himself and Don West and has his usual inquisitive look on his face. What is Don West saying that is so interesting? They send it to J.B. backstage and Jarrett is yelling at Foley with security holding him back. All hell has broken loose!
But now it's time for a previously taped interview with Mike Tenay and Kevin Nash. Tenay talks about Nash leaving the WWF for WCW and Nash mentions how he worked a ton of dates and wasn't paid well. He wanted to make money for himself and his friends, so when WCW offered more money and less bookings, he jumped. They discuss the legends title shot vs. A.J. Styles at Victory Road and Nash says it would be nice to win because he'll be able to make more money at autograph signings.
Match 1: Cody Deaner w/ ODB vs. Amazing Red
After a commercial break, Abyss is looking for Dr. Stevie backstage. Lauren is back there with him, freaking the hell out … and really, I'm a little creeped out too.
Cody Deaner comes to the ring with ODB. He's taking on Amazing Red. Seriously, first couple minutes of the match, the Deaner can't mount any offense. Red is making him look like a clown. Hurricanrana by Red to Deaner sends him out of the ring. Red goes airborne twisting over the top rope to the outside and the crowd is cheering him on. Deaner reverses with a clothesline and after a little corner action, Deaner goes for the pin. Deaner picks Red up, but Deaner gets thrown into the turnbuckle. Spinning heel kick by Red knocks Deaner down. Red goes to the top rope, but before he can make a move, ODB pulls him down to the mat. Deaner then goes to the top rope, but ODB is telling him not to do it. She's right because Deaner goes for a splash and misses. Red hits the Red Eye and gets the pinfall. **1/2