TNA IMPACT! Recap (10/14) - Immortal Is Born, Hogan-Flair Unite, Angle Retires? JWoWW
It was a strong opening segment that probably should have ended after Hardy finished talking. The Nash & Sting part seems irrelevant, but we'll see. Tenay and Tazz called the group "Immortal".
Pope backstage with Sting & Nash
Pope gave out to Sting & Nash for walking away from money and said he's still making money and will continue to fight for this company. Dixie approached Nash & Sting and asked them to stay but both men just walked out.
Dixie with Hogan & Bischoff
Dixie wanted Hogan to tell her he screwed her and Hogan confirmed this because from Day 1 he'd be the happiest he'd ever been and that they changed the wrestling business but that didn't happen so he took the company back. He had her security team escort her away. We then saw a shot of JWoWW arriving at the iMPACT! Zone.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Tara © vs. Madison Raye
Madison said she had a plan to become a 3 time Knockouts Champion but because of Tara that didn't happen even though Tara has Madison to thank for having a job and told her to come out and give her a title shot. Tara came out as the new TNA Knockouts Champion. Tara agreed to a title match and lay down and Madison pinned her for the title win.
Madison ran around the ring celebrating as Tara looked on. Mickie James interrupted and told Madison she was coming for the Knockouts Championship and there is no better time than right now. Madison backed off and threw Tara to Mickie who kicked her out of the ring, Madison and Tara headed for the back.
No idea why they didn't just put the belt on Madison on Sunday and have Tara lay down for her then? Pretty bad segment when at one time the Knockouts division used to be the highest rated in TNA its now just a mirror image of the WWE Diva's. It wasn't a shame to retire the Women's title as the stuff women are doing in all wrestling is pretty shameful right now. More wrestlers less models. Hopefully Mickie will change that.
JWoWW backstage with Beautiful People
JWoWW came into the Beautiful People while they were getting their make up done and asked where to find Cookie. They all began looking through the backstage area and found Eric Young who asked "Bow-Wow" to give him her herby handcocks on his chest? I'm not sure if that's right, I'm from Ireland and have no idea what this JWoWW thing is about! Young asked her was he a guerilla or he could be a chimp. He then introduced them to Orlando Jordan and said he wanted to put his lolipop in her mouth. She stood on it and they left. Orlando shouted that Jersey Shore sucks as Young looked on in amazement. Well after that I'm not going checking Jersey Shore out. This was horrible.
Back to the iMPACT! Zone and we saw Kurt Angle walking to the ring holding his ribs. No music or anything. Big Angle chants in the iMPACT! Zone. Angle got on the mic and said he came here a little late as he was uninvited and before he officially makes his statement of retirement he'd like to clear a few things up. He said for the past 6 month he busted his ass and at for Bound For Glory he dislocated his ribs, he reinjured his neck and got stitches in his eye and he just wants to know why Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff screwed him last Sunday. He said he's a little confused as he didn't win the TNA Heavyweight Title at Bound For Glory but he wasn't pinned either so he's in a dilemma. This brought out Jeff Jarrett, the founder told Kurt there's no dilemma because seen as Kurt didn't win the title he shouldn't wrestle anymore, he never heard Kurt say if he didn't get pinned or got screwed. He can't believe that Kurt is making excuses, Jarrett called him the Olympic Gold Medalist, the former World Champion, the father, the husband then corrected himself and said "Well, the ex-husband". Classic line, storyline or not I'd kill him if I was Kurt. He said Kurt made his life hell when he brought him into TNA. Side note: Kurt's beard is looking pretty awesome, as a beard-wearing I should know.