TNA IMPACT! Recap (10/14) - Immortal Is Born, Hogan-Flair Unite, Angle Retires? JWoWW
Kurt said he can have that slut and asked how did he make Jeff's life a living hell? He asked was it by putting TNA on the map and talking up TNA every chance he had or by teaching the rookies everything he knew or was it because after Kurt came in it wasn't all about Jarrett. He then asked how many TNA title's Jeff wore before Kurt arrived claiming that Jeff held everybody down in TNA at his own expense but he couldn't hold down Kurt Angle. Jarrett told him that it's nothing to do with that and that he sold his soul to the devil to get back his company and that after taking everything he could from Kurt and taking his career was the final nail in the coffin. Kurt went after Jarrett and then Gunner & Murphy attacked him as he went up the ramp. Jarrett joined in on the attack as Angle was handcuffed. Jarrett threw Angle headfirst into the side of the stage, he's handcuffed he couldn't block it. Taz came down and told Jarrett to back off.
I liked it, the personal touch between Jarrett & Angle works and Jarrett is a credible wrestler again now that he's heel. This attack on Angle last week wouldn't of been the same
Samoa Joe Talks
Joe said he doesn't make mistakes with people he trusts and Jarrett made mistakes in making Joe the guy he wanted to take out everybody in his path and now Jarrett has to go to sleep knowing that that same person is looking for him. I don't like Samoa Joe but that was a nice promo. Short but didn't need to be long it was well delivered and made sense. Good work out of Joe.
Abyss vs Samoa Joe
About time for a match, we're well over an hour into iMPACT! and all we've had is 3 seconds of wrestling and I use that term ever so lightly. Joe came in with his game face on and took out Abyss, very early on it was clear that Joe is best put against smaller guys, he can work with smaller guys not with bigger guys who find it hard to work. Abyss drove Joe down with a Chokeslam and went to ringside to get a steel chair as he turned around Joe hit Abyss with a suicide dive. Both men got to their feet and Abyss attacked Abyss with the bell as the referee called for the bell. Joe was busted open hard. Abyss continued the attack with lefts and rights before throwing him into the ring and beat him down in the corner. Rob Van Dam's music hit and he ran down to the ring, Abyss got out of the ring and grabbed Janice, RVD checked on Joe as Abyss retreated to the back. So in over an hour we've now had about a minute of matches, the first wasn't a match and just a pin-fall the second had two moves and a disqualification. Great job TNA at putting on a wrestling event.
Rob Van Dam Promo
Joe left the ring and Van Dam grabbed the mic and immediately called out Jeff Hardy and said he owed everybody an explanation but they are moving past that as Jeff had his respect, confidence and support. Jeff Hardy appeared on the video screen from backstage saying that friendship in this business is an illusion and you draw your opponents close and devour them just like he did to RVD. He called himself the new anti-christ of professional wrestling and Van Dam wants him but then again don't they all. At this time Bischoff's music played as he walked out and said if RVD wants a shot at Jeff Hardy for the World Title then he has to defeat Mr. Anderson as the winner will face Jeff Hardy for the title at Turning Point next month.
Bischoff / Tessmacher / Mr. Anderson Backstage
Bischoff told Miss Tessmacher that due to her sharing information with The Pope & Kevin Nash he can't trust her anymore so she better put on some boots and wrestle or she's out of TNA. Mr. Anderson then approached Bischoff and when shaking his hand began squeezing it as he told Eric that he never thought he'd meet a bigger asshole but he proved him wrong and that Eric won't win the war.