TNA Hard Justice Results (8/16) - Elijah Burke, & More!
By Ryan Clark | August 16, 2009
After the match, Taz hits the ring and shakes hands with Joe and Joe throws the TNA X Division Championship over his shoulder. Joe holds the title up celebrating his win as we see Homicide trying to recover on the outside. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is tracking down Kurt Angle who walks into Matt Morgan's locker room. Morgan asks Angle if he is nuts and tells him next time to knock. Angle apologizes and thought Morgan wanted to be in the Mafia. Morgan said Angle did everything himself and he wants his title shot tonight. Angle said he can't change the past, but a contract is waiting for him to join the Mafia. He said Morgan only has to do one more thing tonight and that is team up tonight against Sting. Angle said Sting can't win that title tonight and said it didn't matter if it was him or Morgan who won the match as long as it stayed with the Mafia. Morgan asks Angle to repeat that one last time and Angle agrees it can be either one of them. Morgan shakes hands with Angle and walks off.
- A video package airs highlighting the events of Booker T and Scott Steiner winning the TNA Tag Team Championships and how Team 3D has been screwed out of their titles in months past.
TNA World Tag Team Championship Match
Booker T & Scott Steiner (c's) vs. Team 3D
Mike Tenay noted before the match that two referees will be assigned to this match to keep things under control. The bell rings and all four men start brawling. Brother Ray is brawling with Scott Steiner and Brother Devon is brawling with Booker T. 3D double team Steiner hitting a double shoulder block. 3D then hit a double clothesline on Booker and toss him out along with Steiner. Steiner and Booker then start walking up the ramp as referee Earl Hebner tells them to get back down there. 3D then run out and start brawling with Steiner and Booker on the entrance ramp. Brother Ray sends Steiner into the side of the entrance ramp set. Booker and Devon start brawling into the crowd. They do a split camera to keep track of both brawls. Brother Ray then drops a steel ring barricade over the body of Steiner and then pushes it into his body. Booker with big kicks to Devon on the stairs of the balcony area of the Impact Zone. Not much to call here as Ray/Steiner and Booker/Devon are all brawling in the crowd. Steiner actually pins Ray in the crowd and the referee counts the pinfall. So I guess this is now Falls Count Anywhere/No DQ rules that we weren't aware of. Ray is using a steel chair on Steiner. Steiner turns it around using it on Ray.
Booker works over Devon against the steel guard railing near the ring. Steiner channels Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka and jumps off part of the balcony jumping on Brother Ray. That was right up there with Steiner on a pogo stick earlier this year. Ray fires back hitting a steel chair over the chest of Steiner. Ray covers Steiner on the outside and is able ot kick out. Booker is still driving Devon into the steel guard railing near the ring. Ray and Steiner fight back near the ring and Ray starts choking Steiner with a steel chair. Steiner with a roll over pin on Ray that results in a close two count. Steiner is pulling everything out tonight. In the ring, Steiner levels Ray with a clothesline, cover and Ray kicks out after two. Devon sends Booker shoulder first into the steel ring post. In the ring, Ray plants Steiner with a scoop slam. Devon goes up top, jumps and connects with the flying headbutt. We have a "GET THE TABLES" moment and Devon pulls them out. The crowd in Orlando is going crazy wanting tables. Devon sets the table up in the ring and Ray puts Steiner over it. Booker jumps in and hits Ray from behind. Steiner has Devon up on the top turnbuckle. Ray then takes out Booker and puts Steiner on his shoulders.