TNA Impact! Results (9-30) - Angle Vs. Abyss In A Cage
Kendrick is out in a Star Wars outfit. A.J. Styles is next to be introduced for this TV Title match. Matt Morgan joins him at ringside. Flair is out to help with commentary and he immediately begins to trash Foley, vows to beat him and leaves to go to the ring. A.J. is in early control. A.J. misses a splash and Kendrick hits a nice dropkick. A.J quickly takes back control with a nice backdrop.Kendrick makes a few moves and goes to the top, but drops on Morgan outside the ring. A.J. gets a kick on Kendrick, but Kendrick battles out and goes to top. Morgan pushes him off. A.J. hits the finisher and this is over.
Winner by pinfall: A.J. Styles. Good match but too short.
Abyss is in thre back and he wants to make the match at the PPV a Monster's ball match.
The "earlier today" interview where RVD says it was a mistake to come last week. He laments that he is not 100% but will take out Abyss on 10-10-10.
In case they did not mention it, TNA is live next week for Before the Glory.
The cage is down and here comes Abyss. Next out is Kurt Angle.The cage is locked and we are set to go. Angle takes the early advantage as he looks to fulfill his promise to Hogan. I have never heard so many mentions of someone who is not involved in the show, Hogan's name has been uttered at least 20 times, and I am lowballing it. Abyss crushes Angle he is beating Angle down. Angle ducks a splash and throws Abyss into the cage. Angle grabs "Janice" and throws her or it out of the ring. Abyss is not happy.
We go to commercial.
Big boot by Abyss drops Angle in his tracks. Angle is gushing blood and this in not TV-PG. Abyss rocks Angle into the cage and Angle is really cut open. The ring has a lot blood on it. Angle cuts Abyss down and pounds him. Angle is up on the top and splashes Abyss for a 2 count. Abyss has Angle up, reversed to an ankle lock but Abyss escapes and choke slams him for a 2. Angle goes for Angle slam, it's reversed into a huge slam from Abyss for a 2. Abyss misses his splash and Angle hits the Angle slam, but gets 2. The straps are down and the ref goes to let Angle out. Angle declines and he is climbing the cage.We are out of time and the finish will be on TNA reaction.
This episode had both good and bad elements of TNA. The Styles vs. Kendrick match showed promise but was short and the Angle/Abyss match was very good. However, the reliance on over the hill wrestlers like Foley, Flair, Nash, Sting, etc. show that they are stuck in the past. And the incessant mentions of Hogan were really too much. To not show the ending of the main event on the regular show is bush league.