May 20, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
- The new TNA HD promo hits.
- A video package runs showing highlights of all the “hits” by the Main Event Mafia on Christian Cage, Rhino, Petey Williams, Brother Ray and Samoa Joe. We then see Mick Foley announcing his return to the ring tonight to take on the Mafia, Rhino facing Sting for the TNA World Title and Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle II.
- A graphic opening hits welcoming us to Genesis. We go live to the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, NC where a series of pyro goes off in the entrance area.
- Out first is Sonjay Dutt, Jimmy Rave and Kiyoshi.
LAX & Eric Young vs. Sonjay Dutt, Jimmy Rave & Kiyoshi
During the entrance, Mike Tenay noted that Rhino had not arrived to the building right and that Jim Cornette was efforing to get into contacts with him.
The bell rings and we start with Sonjay Dutt and Homicide. Lock up and Dutt gets a headlock on. Homicide with an arm drag and Dutt responds with a takedown. Homicide comes back with a big right hand and Dutt retreats to the corner. Eric Young and Jimmy Rave get the tag next. Lock up and Young pushes Rave to the corner. Rave works on Young’s arm. Young reverses. Reverse by Rave into a headlock. Rave with a shoulder block. Young with a flying takedown on Rave after hitting the ropes. Tag to Hernandez and Kiyoshi. Hernandez launches over the top rope and levels Kiyoshi. Hernandez with a high back body drop on Kiyoshi. Kiyoshi lands a few kicks to Hernandez, misses a clothesline and takes a big release german suplex from Hernandez! Tag to Homicide. Hernandez catapults Kiyoshi into a clotheslines by Homicide followed by a Homicide splash. Cover and Kiyoshi powers out after two. Kiyoshi drops Homicide off the corner and hits a side kick. Backstage, we see Jim Cornette knocking on the door of the Main Event Mafia and no one answering.
Back live, Homicide has Kiyoshi down when Dutt gets the tag. Dutt takes down Homicide with a tilt-a-whirl huracanrana. Homicide with a double underhook driver on Dutt. Homicide is up top, jumps and Dutt moves. Tag to Kiyoshi who goes chokes Homicide against the second rope. Dutt and Rave hit a double dropkick to the head of Homicide. Kiyoshi with a clothesline on Homicide, cover and Homicide quickly kicks out after two. Tag to Rave who hits a big stomp on Homicide, covers and Homicide kicks out. Tag to Dutt who goes to work on Homicide as well. Dutt drives Homicide’s head off the ring apron. Cover by Dutt and Homicide quickly kicks out. Tag back to Kiyoshi who drops a sledgehammer over the back of Homicide followed by a big scoop slam. Kiyoshi kicks Hernandez off the ring apron. Homicide with a T-Bone Suplex on Kiyoshi and hot tag to Young. Young levels Dutt, Rave and Kiyoshi. Young with a shoulder block and belly-to-belly suplex on Rave. Cover and Rave kicks out after two.
Kiyoshi gets dumped out, but Rave drives Young down over the ring apron. Homicide with a suicide dive through the ropes taking everyone out. This leaves Hernandez in the ring with Dutt. Dutt leaps over the top rope and takes everyone out again. Hernandez sees this, hits the ropes and leaps out taking everyone out yet again! Young slides Rave back in, covers and gets a close two count. Young has Rave up on the corner, attempts a Death Valley Driver, Dutt tries to mix it up, Dutt leaps over taking out Hernandez and breaks up the pinfall by Young on Rave. Rave takes out Young. Hernandez takes out Rave. Dutt takes out Hernandez hitting a dropkick from the top. The action is everywhere. Backstage, we see another shot of Cornette trying to speak with the Main Event Mafia. Young with a dropkick into Dutt who hits Rave. Dutt with a legdrop over Young and uses the ropes for leverage to get the pinfall.
Eric Young is eliminated.
Homicide with a Gringo Cutter on Dutt. Homicide attempts the Gringo Killer, but Dutt dodges it and Homicide takes out Rave when he runs in. Rollup by Rave on Homicide from the corner and Rave gets the pinfall.
Homicide is eliminated.
Hernandez is the only one left on his team as Dutt and Kiyoshi attack him from behind. Hernandez hits a double clothesline on both. Hernandez pushes Rave away in mid-air. Hernandez takes his shirt off, throws Rave across the ring, picks Dutt up and hits the Cracker Jack across the ring! Hernandez connects with the Border Toss on Kiyoshi and gets the pinfall.
Kiyoshi is eliminated.
Hernandez catches Dutt when he jumps off the top and counters into a sitout powerbomb. Hernandez gets the pinfall.
Sonjay Dutt is eliminated.
Hernandez and Jimmy Rave are left. Rave with a big forearm on Hernandez. Hernandez is up top. Rave comes up with. Hernandez pushes Rave off and connects with a body splash from the top rope! Hernandez hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Jimmy Rave is eliminated.
Winners: LAX & Eric Young
After the match, Homicide hits the ring and celebrates with Hernandez.
- Backstage, Scott Steiner answers the door for the Main Event Mafia and Jim Cornette tells him they have a problem with Rhino not showing up yet. Cornette wants to know what Steiner knows. Steiner said Rhino is a drunk and has been in and out of rehab constantly. He tells Cornette to check bars in the Charlotte area and tells him to leave them alone slamming the door in his face.
- A video package runs highlighting the TNA X Division Title tournament on Impact which saw Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley advance to the finals tonight to determine a new TNA X Division Champion.
Finals of the TNA X Division Title Tournament
Chris Sabin vs. Alex Shelley
The bell rings and both shake hands. Lock up and Shelley works on Sabin’s arm. Sabin flips out reversing. Shelley falls back and kicks Sabin away. Both back off as the crowd applauses. Lock up and Shelley goes back to work on Sabin’s arm. Sabin trips up Shelley. Shelley fights his way to his feet as Sabin works on his arm still. Lots of reversals between the two. Shelley locks on a modified figure four. Sabin rolls out and applies a body scissors submission. Sabin with a big arm drag off the ropes. More counters between the two as the back off again and the fans cheer. Sabin and Shelley exchange kicks. Sabin breaks it up with a few right hands and knee to the gut. Rollup from Sabin that Shelley counters. Sabin powers back with a big dropkick. Sabin drops down and applies a modified abdominal stretch. Shelley gets his leg on the bottom rope to break it up. Shelley with a big elbow on Sabin on the ring apron. Shelley jumps over to catch Sabin, but Sabin returns to the ring, hits the ropes and hits a suicide dive taking Shelley out to the outside.
Sabin is hung over the middle rope when Shelley goes up top and hits a flip dive over the neck/back of Sabin! Chops exchanged between Sabin and Shelley. Lionsault off the ropes by Shelley on Sabin, cover and Sabin kicks out after two. Shelley applies an abdominal stretch on Sabin in the middle of the ring. Shelley with a big back suplex on Sabin. Sabin returns quickly with a big dropkick to Shelley. Both exchange more chest chops. Both exchange separate shots in the corner which gets a nice reaction from the crowd. Sabin with a huge jumping tornado DDT off the top, cover and Shelley kicks out after two. Shelley recovers as Sabin jumps again off the top, but Shelley dodges it and applies a Crossface on Sabin. Shelley gets the double underhooks on Sabin. Sabin reverses and Shelley grabs the corner to break it up. Shelley grabs Sabin and drives Sabin face first into the second turnbuckle! Shelley attempts a springboard DDT, but Sabin drops Shelley with a neckbreaker off the top rope!
Sabin then with a bridge suplex on Shelley that results in a very close two count. Sabin with multiple kicks to Shelley. Shelley fires back with a clothesline and jumping side slam. Cover and Sabin kicks out after two. Shelley goes up top and Sabin cuts him off. Sabin attempts a huracanrana, but Shelley holds on and Sabin falls back. Shelley with a powerbomb on Sabin. Shelley is back up on the top, jumps and attempts a frog splash, but Sabin gets his knees up. Sabin is up top now, jumps, Shelley dodges a dropkick, Shelley is up and connects with a frog splash to the back. Shelley rolls Sabin over, goes up top again and this time connects with the frog splash. Cover…1…2…Sabin barely kicks out! A loud “THIS IS AWESOME” chant starts up. Sabin with a HUGE clothesline on Shelley. Sabin has Shelley up, hits the Cradle Shock, hooks the leg and Shelley barely gets his shoulder up after two. Sabin puts Shelley up on the top, puts Shelley on his shoulders, Shelley hits some elbows, falls off, superkicks Sabin, brings Sabin down and hits the Sliced Bread #2, covers…1…2…Sabin kicks out! Shelley with a chop to Sabin. Sabin responds with a superkick. Sabin dodges another Sliced Bread #2 attempt. When Shelley lands on his ankle, he favors it and starts removing his wrestling boot. Sabin, who is about to go up top, sees this and jumps down. Sabin checks on Shelley and then speaks with the referee when Shelley quickly rolls up Sabin and gets the pinfall.
Winner & NEW TNA X Division Champion: Alex Shelley
After the match, Alex Shelley is handed the TNA X Division Championship and holds it up as Chris Sabin is still down shaking his head. Don West said that match was worth the price of admission and I would have to agree. We then see highlights of this great match leading to the finish. Back live, Shelley has the X Division Title on his shoulder. He hugs Sabin and Sabin seems okay now.
- Backstage, Jim Cornette said he still can’t reach Rhino. He said things are getting worse as Kevin Nash suffered a staph infection while in Japan and his doctor called saying he can’t compete tonight. Mick Foley walks in saying he can’t wait to return to the ring tonight. Cornette said they have problems with Kevin Nash being out and said they may have to cancel the match tonight. Foley disagrees and wants Cornette to tell the Main Event Mafia that they have until tonight to replace Kevin Nash or tonight’s match will be a Handicap match.
- Back in the arena, Mike Tenay and Don West rundown the card tonight.
- A video package runs highlighting the events in recent months between Sheik Abdul Bashir and referee Shane Sewell that lead to Sewell getting fired as a referee and rehired as a wrestler starting tonight.
Sheik Abdul Bashir vs. Shane Sewell
The match starts with Shane Sewell going after Sheik Abdul Bashir. Sewell hits nine big punches up top on Bashir and bites the head of Bashir. Bashir bails to the outside and Sewell follows. Sewell sends Bashir into the ring barricade two times. Sewell nails Bashir off the ring apron and then tosses him over the steel steps. Bashir returns to the ring and Sewell does as well. Sewell with a quick rollup attempt by Bashir. Bashir slaps Sewell. Bashir then gets in a few shots and a big chop. Sewell with a few shots and big arm drag into an arm lock. Bashir with a shoulder block on Sewell. Sewell responds with a big cross-body that results in a two count. Bashir bails from the ring and heads up the ramp. Sewell runs out and chases Bashir hitting a lariat shot to the neck. Sewell then chops Bashir into the ring barricade and then sends him to the other set across from them. Bashir then comes back crotching Sewell over the ring barricade. Bashir runs back to the ring and yells at referee Earl Hebner to start the count.
Sewell is able to get back in before the 10 and Bashir goes after Sewell with kicks and a neckbreaker. Bashir mounts Sewell and gets in a few right hands. Bashir then locks on a headlock. Bashir with chops to Sewell who stood up in the corner. Sewell starts hulking up after every chop and punch. Sewell fires back with chops and shots of his own. Big boot by Sewell, but Bashir catches Sewell with a spinebuster during a charge. Bashir then drops his elbow over the back of Sewell’s head followed by knees to the lower back. Sewell fights back with a big jumping elbow on Bashir after hitting the ropes numerous times. Sewell with two big right hands that level Bashir. High back body drop by Sewell on Bashir and more takedowns. Sewell with an elevated elbow drop on Bashir in the corner. Sewell with a side bulldog on Bashir, cover and Bashir kicks out after two. Bashir with a jawbreaker on Sewell. Sewell catches Bashir with an elbow, goes up top, jumps and catches Bashir with a cross-body.
Cover by Sewell and Bashir again kicks out after two. Sewell plants Bashir and applies a Figure Four Leglock. Tenay says what better place than Charlotte to lock that on. Bashir is able to get to the bottom rope to break it up. Bashir drops Sewell face first off the top rope. Bashir with a few shots to the head. Referee Earl Hebner gets in Bashir’s face to back off. Bashir shoves Hebner. Hebner shoves Bashir back. Bashir goes to slap Hebner. Hebner ducks and hits Bashir. Bashir chases down Hebner. Sewell gets in a shot, sunset flip on Bashir and gets the pinfall!
Winner: Shane Sewell
After the match, referee Earl Hebner hugs Shane Sewell. The rest of the TNA referees run down and congratulate Sewell as we see a shot of a shocked Sheik Abdul Bashir in the ring.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Jim Cornette, Booker T and Sharmell. Cornette wants to know what is going on with Rhino. Booker grabs Cornette when the TNA referees and Shane Sewell run up to break it up. Sewell gets in Booker’s face. Booker calls Sewell a nobody and says if he does that again he will bury him.
- A video package runs looking at the tag team division in TNA and the battle for the TNA World Tag Team Titles leading into tonight’s match with new champions Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed defending against Beer Money, Inc. and Abyss and Matt Morgan.
TNA World Tag Team Championship – Triple Threat Match
Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed (c’s) vs. Beer Money, Inc. (Robert Roode & James Storm) vs. Abyss & Matt Morgan
We start with Consequences Creed and James Storm. Lock up and Creed hits a shoulder block on Storm. Storm retreats to Robert Roode’s corner right away. Another lock up and Storm with a headlock. Storm fires back with a shoulder block of his own. Creed with a clotheslines, elbow and side kick on Storm. Creed with a boot to Storm and big jumping clothesline. Tag to Jay Lethal and Robert Roode. Lock up and they break. Another lock up and Roode chops Lethal numerous times. Lethal turns it around and hits a few jabs. Lethal with a high back body drop on Roode. Roode rakes the eyes of Lethal, sends him over, Lethal lands, shoulder block to Roode, goes up top and connects with an elbow off the top. Cover by Lethal and Roode kicks out after two. Tag to Creed. Creed and Lethal double team Roode with Creed getting a two count off a pinfall attempt. Jacqueline runs in and gets tossed into Roode by Creed. Storm is sent into Jacqueline. Everyone in Beer Money is in the corner. Tag to Abyss.
Abyss sends Creed and Lethal into them. Abyss with a big splash on Storm, Jacqueline and Roode. Roode falls to his back, Jacqueline falls into Storm’s crotch face first and Roode falls to his knees making quite the position. Roode then slaps Jacqueline’s ass and smiles. The crowd in Charlotte cheers loudly. Creed and Lethal both take Roode and Storm out on the outside. Matt Morgan is now going up top and hits a cross-body into Lethal, Creed, Roode and Storm! Roode catches Abyss with an elbow in the corner. Abyss comes back attempting a chokeslam, but Roode and Storm break it up with a big takedown. Storm with a big slap to Abyss. Tag to Roode which sees Beer Money hit a double clothesline. They do the usual “BEER”…”MONEY” deal after the suplex that is gold. Tag back to Storm who misses a splash on Abyss and Abyss clotheslines Roode. Creed tags himself in and hits a cross-body on Beer Money. Creed with a back body drop on Storm and another on Roode. Storm rakes the eyes of Creed.
Creed with a double DDT on Beer Money, covers Storm and Storm kicks out after two. Beer Money get Creed up and Creed is launched with force face first into the ring and that looked scary. Tag back to Roode who hits a scoop slam on Creed and Storm follows with an elbow along with Roode. Cover by Roode and Creed kicks out. Roode applies a headlock on Creed in the middle of the ring. Roode with a big spinebuster on Creed, hooks the leg and Creed kicks out after two. Tag to Storm who gets in a right hand on Creed. Storm puts his cowboy hat on and mocks Lethal in the corner. Storm misses a charge in the corner on Creed. Tag to Roode who gets kicked by back Creed. Lethal gets the hot tag and levels Roode. Lethal with some huge back flips into a dropkick on Roode. Lethal covered Roode, but moved when Storm tries to break it up and Storm took out Roode. Lethal with his Lethal Combination on Roode. Lethal goes up top and Morgan gets in a blind tag. Morgan jumps on Roode and covers with Lethal breaking it up.
Abyss press slams Lethal and connects with a chokeslam into his knee! Creed is up top and takes out Abyss with a dropkick. Morgan levels Creed with what Tenay called the Carbon Footprint. Storm with a backcracker on Morgan. Beer Money has Morgan up, but Morgan breaks free using his power. Boot from Roode to Morgan. Roode with a jumping neckbreaker on Morgan, cover and Morgan kicks out. Storm tosses in a TNA tag team title belt and Abyss catches it. Abyss accidentally takes out Morgan with it when trying to hit Roode. Storm pulls Abyss out. Storm covers Morgan. Lethal drops an elbow over Roode off the top. Lethal covers Roode, but referee Rudy Charles is kicking Jacqueline out of the ring to the back. In the ring, Storm with a superkick on Lethal. Storm then drapes Roode’s arm over Morgan, falls down, the referee is back in to make the count and Beer Money gets the win.
Winners & NEW TNA World Tag Team Champions: Beer Money, Inc. (Robert Roode & James Storm)
After the match, James Storm and Robert Roode are handed the TNA World Tag Team Championships and hold them up. Storm grabs some beer and celebrates drinking and spitting into the air. In the ring, Abyss is shocked at what happened. Abyss helps Morgan up and Morgan pushes Abyss away. Morgan starts yelling at Abyss and Abyss tries to apologize. Abyss then snaps and gets in Morgan’s face.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is following Kurt Angle. A secretary eyes Angle and Angle said if she looks at him like that he will slap her around the way the Carolina Panthers were slapped around yesterday. Angle storms into Jim Cornette’s office and wants to know where Jeff Jarrett is. Cornette asks Angle where Rhino is. Angle explains this morning that they went to Rhino’s hotel room, invited him to the arena in their limo, gave him an offer he couldn’t refuse, Rhino refused it, so they beat him up and left him in the parking lot. Angle promises Rhino will not be showing up tonight to face Sting.
ODB, Roxxi & Taylor Wilde vs. The Khantourage (Rhaka Khan, Raisha Saeed & Sonjournor Bolt)
This match replaces the originally scheduled Awesome Kong vs. Christy Hemme Lumberjack match for the TNA Knockouts Championship.
Tenay and West noted that the Knockout who gets the winning pinfall will earn a shot at the TNA Knockouts Championship. The bell rings and we start with Rhaka Khan and Taylor Wilde. The two exchange pinfall attempts. Wilde with a huracanrana on Khan. Tag to Raisha Saeed. Another pinfall attempt by Wilde that results in a two count. Tag to Roxxi. Roxxi levels Saeed with a big right hand. More rights from Roxxi and a dropkick on Saeed. Roxxi gets Saeed wrapped up over her back and then drops her down face first. Cover by Roxxi and Saeed kicks out after two. Tag to ODB. Saeed gets in a few shots and tags in Rhaka Khan. ODB elbows Khan over her chest and tags in Wilde. Wilde works on Khan’s arm and gets in a few kicks. ODB tags herself in, but the referee doesn’t see it and Wilde is tossed to the outside. Wilde is tossed into the guard rail by Saeed and Sonjournor Bolt. Wilde is rolled in, Khan covers and Wilde kicks out after two. Tag to Saeed who picks up Wilde and hits a scoop slam. Saeed follows that up with an elbow drop.
Wilde with elbows to Saeed. Saeed pulls Wilde back by her arms and stomps over her back causing Wilde to land face first on the mat. Saeed does this a second time and tags in Bolt. Bolt jumps off top and takes out Wilde. Wilde with elbows to Bolt and then Wilde hits the ropes grabbing Bolt and dropping her on her face. ODB and Saeed get the tag. ODB takes out Khan, Bolt and Saeed. Scoop slams by ODB to Saeed and Bolt. ODB with a double clothesline on Bolt and Saeed as well. ODB with a boot to Khan. Khan dodges a scoop slam. ODB hits a knee and then hits a fallaway slam on Khan. Powerslam by ODB on Saeed with Bolt breaking up the pinfall. Wilde is up top as Roxxi holds Bolt and Khan. Wilde takes out Bolt and Khan at ringside. In the ring, ODB gets in a small package on Saeed and gets the pinfall. ODB is now the #1 contender for the TNA Knockouts Championship.
Winners: ODB, Roxxi & Taylor Wilde
After the match, TNA Knockouts Champion Awesome Kong walks down the ramp and gets into the ring. Kong stares down ODB. ODB is not intimated and wants her title shot right now. All the Knockouts then begin brawling. The Khantourage gets the better of Roxxi, Wilde and ODB. Kong has ODB and takes her out with a chokeslam.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Jim Cornette and TNA World Champion Sting. Cornette doesn’t understand how Sting could condone the attack on Rhino this morning. Sting asks who said I had anything to do with it? Sting said he came here tonight to defend his TNA Title in Charlotte. Sting said he didn’t care if it was Rhino or not.
- A video package runs highlighting the events between Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle leading into tonight’s rematch from Bound For Glory.
Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle
It looks like someone in the crowd may have tried to jump in the ring during Kurt Angle’s entrance as Angle took off at someone. The bell rings immediately when Jeff Jarrett hit the ring. Jarrett explodes on Angle with shot after shot. Jarrett drives Angle with tons of force into the corner. Jarrett does this a second time. Jarrett with a low blow on Angle countering the low blow. Tenay reminds we have No DQ rules tonight. Jarrett clotheslines Angle over the top rope to the outside. Backstage, we see a shot of Rhino backstage throwing things around in his locker room. Rhino is now here. Back live, Jarrett sends Angle face first into the guard railing. Jarrett grabs Angle and sends him chest first into the other side of the guard railing. Jarrett grabs a beer from a fan in the crowd and throws it on Angle. Jarrett tosses Angle back in the ring. Jarrett jumps up on the ring apron and Angle levels Jarrett with a big elbow sending Jarrett into the guard railing on the outside. Angle sends Jarrett face first into the steel steps.
Angle drags Jarrett back in and hits a big snap suplex. Cover by Angle and Jarrett quickly kicks out. Angle with some stomps on Jarrett and then a big backbreaker. Angle keeps the action grounded applying a headlock. Jarrett tries to make a comeback, but Angle takes out Jarrett with a big belly-to-belly suplex. Angle taunts to the crowd and they boo loudly as Angle drops down for a pinfall and Jarrett kicks out after two. Angle with a big uppercut on Jarrett sending Jarrett back to the mat. Angle with a sleeper on Jarrett on the mat. Jarrett counters an Angle Slam with a deep arm drag. Jarrett then with a huge high back body drp on Angle over the top rope to the outside! Jarrett then takes a run and jumps over the top rope taking out Angle! Angle is able to get up first somehow and sends Jarrett over the announce table. Angle grabs the ring bell and tears the duct tape off it. Angle then cracks the bell off the head of Jarrett and Jarrett is instantly busted open. Angle then gets in some right hands busting Jarrett open more.
They fight up the entrance ramp and Jarrett is able to catch Angle with a DDT. Jarrett then drags Angle up the tunnel of the entrance area and sends Angle face first into the steel structure. Jarrett then backs up Angle with some shots. Angle almost falls back into the set of the pyro board. Angle then grabs Jarrett and gives him an Angle Slam off the entrance ramp right over the pyro board crashing through! Angle is the first to sit up and he is busted open as well. Angle is crawling making his way to the ringside area. A bloody Jarrett is trying to get to his feet and screams out in pain. Jarrett then starts crawling as well towards the ringside area. Angle is now up on the ring apron pulling himself inside. Jarrett is now at the ringside area and pulls himself inside as well. They get face to face and on their feet. Angle and Jarrett exchange right hands. Jarrett gets the best of Angle with some right hands and then hits numerous clotheslines. Jarrett hooks the arms and hits a modified Pedigree on Angle.
Cover by Jarrett and Angle barely kicks out. Jarrett attempts The Stroke, but Angle counters and applies the Ankle Lock! Jarrett somehow rolls through and sends Angle through the ropes to the outside. Angle then grabs a steel chair at ringside. Angle is back in, misses a chairshot and Jarrett dropkicks the steel chair into Angle’s face. Jarrett hits The Stroke on Angle. Cover…1…2…Angle barely gets a shoulder up. Jarrett puts Angle up on the corner. Jarrett climbs up and attempts a superplex. Angle pushes Jarrett off the top to the mat and Angle hits a rare missile dropkick. Angle with the Angle Slam on Jarrett. Cover…1…2…Jarrett barely gets a shoulder up! Jarrett counters an Ankle Lock attempt. Angle charges and hits the corner shoulder first when Jarrett moves away. Jarrett has his guitar in hand. Jarrett swings back and Angle kicks Jarrett hitting a low blow. Angle then grabs the guitar and steel chair. Angle drops the guitar and has the steel chair in hand. Jarrett is up and Angle cracks the steel chair over his head.
Angle covers…1…2…Jarrett somehow kicks out. Jarrett then tries to kick Angle in the head, but Angle grabs his leg, pushes him down and applies the Ankle Lock. Jarrett screams out in pain and reaches for the ropes. Jarrett rolls through, rolls up Angle and Angle kicks out after two. Jarrett counters an Angle Slam into a DDT! Jarrett sits up and fires himself up. Jarrett grabs the guitar. The guitar is busted, so he grabs the steel chair instead and waits for Angle to get up. Angle is up and Jarrett cracks the steel chair over Angle’s head. Jarrett falls down and favors his ankle. The crowd starts a loud “TNA” chant. Jarrett crawls to Angle, leans back hooking the leg…1…2…Angle pushes up and rolls Jarrett up and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Kurt Angle
After the match, Mike Tenay says Kurt Angle has now evened the scored. Angle celebrates his win and then stops, turns around and stares down Jarrett. TNA officials enter the ring and attend to Jarrett. Angle leans down and picks up the steel chair. Angle scares everyone off, spits on Jarrett, stomps on his ankle and then gets in some big right hands. Angle grabs the chair and sandwiches Jarrett’s ankle in it. Angle stomps down on the chair numerous times as Jarrett screams out in pain. Angle leaves the ring as TNA officials attend to Jarrett again.
- Backstage, Jim Cornette is telling Rhino that it isn’t smart for him to compete tonight. Rhino is taping up his bloody head and said he is going out to the ring no matter what. Cornette doesn’t stop him and backs off.
- Back live, Jeff Jarrett is put on a stretcher and taken to the back. Tenay says Angle crossed the line tonight with Jarrett. We then see highlights of the ending of the match when Angle attacked Jarrett after his victory.
- A video package runs highlighting the events leading into tonight’s TNA World Heavyweight Championship match between champion Sting and challenger Rhino.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sting (c) vs. Rhino
Just as the bell rang Rhino went after Sting right away. Sting bails to the outside and Rhino follows him out getting in some shots. It is impossible for crowds to boo Sting. Rhino sends Sting back first into the guard railing. Rhino charges, but Sting moves and Rhino connects face first into the guard railing. Sting grabs Rhino and sends him face first into the guard railing and then gets in a quick shot over the TNA World Title on the announce table. Sting tosses Rhino back in and gets in a few shots. Rhino sits up on the top turnbuckle grabbing Sting, but Sting tosses him off to the outside. The Charlotte crowd is giving Sting a big reaction. Rhino crawls back in and Sting stays on him getting in a few shots. Sting then applies a bearhug working on the injured body of Rhino. Rhino breaks free, but Sting connects with an elbow and goes back to the bearhug. Sting pushes Rhino into the ropes, gets in another body shot and goes back again to the bearhug. The referee then checks on Rhino once, twice and on the third check Rhino regains some power.
Rhino then fires back with a jumping shoulder block on Sting. Rhino with a clothesline and then shoulder charge in the corner on Sting. Rhino tosses Sting to the mat from the corner, covers and Sting kicks out after two. Rhino and Sting exchange counters and Rhino connects with The Gore! Sting quickly rolls out of the ring in pain. Rhino tosses Sting back inside and then goes up top. Rhino jumps and Sting moves causing Rhino to crash down. Sting pumps up the fans, they cheer loudly and Sting applies the Scorpion Leg Lock. Rhino is able to break the submission getting to the bottom rope. Sting tries to lock it on again, but Rhino kicks him away. Rhino with a belly-to-belly suplex on Sting. The fans boo Rhino as he backs up in the corner. Sting is up, Rhino charges and Sting dodges a Gore attempt. Sting then grabs Rhino and connects with the Scorpion Deathdrop. Sting covers Rhino and gets the pinfall.
Winner & STILL TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Sting:
After the match, Sting holds up the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the crowd in Charlotte cheers loudly. Don West said Sting probably can’t be too happy with that victory after what went down earlier.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley, Brother Devon and AJ Styles. JB said things don’t look good for them tonight. Styles said he knows they are the underdogs and they like being that. He said they work well under pressure. Styles said tonight is special and what they do tonight is for Samoa Joe. Brother Devon said he won’t yell or scream. He said he feels where AJ is coming from. Devon said Brother Ray wasn’t his friend…he was his brother. He said he made a promise to Brother Ray and will keep that promise. Mick Foley said one big question on his mind is not who the partner will be for the Mafia, but who will be Devon and AJ’s partner. Will it be the sensitive guy or the guy who has competed in some of the wildest matches in wrestling history.
- A video package runs highlighting the Main Event Mafia’s “hits” on various TNA stars and how Mick Foley got involved to stop this from happening anymore.
- TNA Legends Champion Booker T and Scott Steiner are out first for the Main Event Mafia. Booker takes the mic and announces that Kevin Nash will not be here tonight. He said Nash suffered a staph infection, but they have found a replacement. That replacement is Kip James. James walks out and said he has the credentials to be here. He said he is a tag team champion of 10 times, 2 time Intercontinental champion and Hardcore champion. James said you can count on him unlike the crappy Carolina Panthers.
Mick Foley, Brother Devon & AJ Styles vs. TNA Legends Champion Booker T, Scott Steiner & Kip James
The bell rings and everyone faces off. Foley and James brawl. Styles and Steiner brawl. Devon and Booker T brawl. Styles gets in a few shots on Steiner on the outside. Foley is leaning up against the top. Steiner and James take off to avoid a shot from Foley. Everyone regroups and we go with AJ Styles and Kip James. Lock up and James pushes Styles away with force. Styles gets right back in James’ face right away. Styles with a kick to the gut and headlock. Styles flips back landing on his feet, jumps over James and then levels James with a huge dropkick! James rolls away and Booker T gets the tag. Booker gets in Styles’ face, but Styles then tags in Brother Devon. Devon charges at Booker and gets in some stiff right hands. Booker with a sidekick on Devon and a chop. Devon fires back with a big right hand. Tag to Mick Foley. Foley and Devon double team Booker with Foley hitting a running knee, cover and Booker kicks out after two. Foley tags in Styles and sends Booker face first into Styles’ boot.
Booker rakes the eyes of Styles and tags in James. James kicks Styles in the gut with force. Styles hits a few shots, but James cuts him off with a big knee. Styles with a rollup on James and James kicks out after two. James responds with a huge big boot on Styles. Tag to Scott Steiner who kicks Styles on the mat. Steiner with an elbow drop and push ups to mock Styles. Steiner with a few big chops and sends Styles to the corner. Booker tags in and he nails Styles face first off a corner. Booker works on Styles with various rights and lefts. Styles with a huge modified Pele Kick on Booker. Tag to James who stomps over Styles preventing him from tagging in Foley or Devon. Styles dodges a Fameasser attempt and this time Styles connects in full with the Pele Kick! Tag to Foley who works on James and Booker. Foley knocks Steiner off the ring apron. Steiner hits the ring and levels Foley with a clothesline. Steiner grabs Devon on the outside and sends him into the guard railing. Booker is working on Styles against the ring. Foley is on the outside with Steiner when the referee calls for the bell. The referee has called for a double countout.
Winners: Double Countout
Jim Corentte then walks out and says not so fast. He said that isn’t how things are done in Charlotte and orders referee Rudy Charles to restart the match. Booker T takes the mic and says Cornette does not have the authority to restart this match so it is over. Mick Foley takes the mic and said Booker is right, but he does and orders the match to be restarted right now…under Hardcore Rules!
Mick Foley, Brother Devon & AJ Styles vs. TNA Legends Champion Booker T, Scott Steiner & Kip James
The bell rings and Foley takes out Booker with the microphone. Steiner pulls out a garbage can and levels Devon with it. In the ring, Styles catches Booker T with a big dropkick. On the ramp, Foley takes out James with a garbage can full of weapons. Devon hits James with a trash can lid. The action is everywhere and pretty hard to follow. Foley has Booker and sends him against the guard railing. In the ring, STyles hits Steiner with a trash can. Booker sends Foley onto the announce table with a back body drop. The table holds up as Sharmell cheers on Booker. Foley then drops Booker against the guard railing crotching him. Foley hits James with a trash can lid and then tells Devon to get the table. Devon pulls out a table and sets it up near the announce table. James is over the table, but Booker low blows Foley and Foley is down. Styles then goes up top and jumps from the turnbuckle and takes out James crashing through the table at ringside! In the ring, Steiner has Devon up on the top turnbuckle. Steiner attempts a belly-to-belly suplex, but Devon pushes Steiner away. Devon jumps and connects with the diving headbutt. Booker then catches Devon with the Axe Kick. Booker does the Spinarooni and Foley has Mr. Socko ready. Foley applies the mandible claw on Booker when Steiner breaks it up. Booker knees Foley a few times against the ropes. Steiner has a steel chair and he drives it into Foley’s back. Booker and Steiner look to double team Foley. Foley dodges an Axe Kick from Booker. Foley uses the point of the chair (and gets his hand caught up in the chair making the stalling look horrible on Booker’s part) and hits Booker with it. Foley then drops the steel chair down, kicks Steiner in the gut and hits a DDT over the steel chair. Foley covers Steiner and gets the pinfall.
Winners: Mick Foley, Brother Devon & AJ Styles
After the match, Mick Foley, Brother Devon and AJ Styles hold their arms up in the air in victory as the crowd in Charlotte cheer loudly. The PPV goes off the air with all three celebrating.
What did you think of Genesis?
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