Turning Point

May 20, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck


Sunday, November 9th in Orlando, FL

Commentators: Mike Tenay & Don West

– The new TNA HD promo hits.

– A video package rolls looking at the veteran wrestlers vs. the young guys in TNA featuring Jeff Jarrett, Kurt Angle, Sting, Booker T, Samoa Joe and AJ Styles. Matches taking place tonight between Sting and AJ Styles, Kevin Nash and Samoa Joe, Booker T vs. Christian Cage and Kurt Angle vs. Abyss are highlighted while focusing on the rise of the Main Event Mafia.

– We then go backstage with Jeremy Borash outside the Impact Zone. The Main Event Mafia are all shown getting out of a limo. Everyone blows off Borash except for Scott Steiner. Steiner asks him if he smells that because it smells like greatness. He calls the Main Event Mafia the greatest collection of World Champions ever. Steiner said they earned their respect night after night. He knocks the young punks in TNA saying they disrespected them. Steiner said no war will be taking place in TNA since the Main Event Mafia will take them all out tonight.

– A graphic opening then hits welcoming us to Turning Point. We go live to the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL. A series of pyro goes off above the ring and in the entrance area.

– The X Division Championship Seeding Match is up now. Consequences Creed, Sonjay Dutt, Petey Williams, Jimmy Rave, Volador, Eric Young, Doug Williams, Tanahashi, Homicide and “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal.

X Division Championship Seeding Match

Lucha libre tag rules apply here. We start with Consequences Creed and Jimmy Rave. Creed and Rave exchange working on each others shoulder. Creed with a big arm drag and clothesline on Rave. Creed with some stiff lefts and rights to Rave. Rave responds with a big clothesline coming off the ropes. Sonjay Dutt is in and takes out Rave with a big tilt-a-whirl takedown. Jay Lethal is now in and takes out Dutt with some rights. Dutt jumps to the outside to kiss SoCal Val in front of Lethal. Lethal responds with a suicide dive on Dutt. Tanahashi and Homicide is in. Homicide with a overhead suplex on Tanahashi. Homicide with a side kick on Tanahashi off the ropes. Homicide dodges a splash and takes out Tanahasi with a big boot. Doug Williams hits the ring and takes out Homicide. Petey Williams is in taking out Doug Williams with knees to the face. Petey with a few takedowns on Doug. Big dropkick by Petey on Doug followed by an over the top rope huracanrana.

Volador and Eric Young are now in. Young with a shoulder block, but gets two hip tosses and an armbar attempt. Young then places Volador on the top rope, but gets a boot to the face and a modifed cross-body. Lethal is in. Volador and Lethal have some impressive counters and then a staredown as the crowd in Orlando goes nuts. Volador with a hip toss on Lethal, but Lethal responds with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Dutt is in and takes out Lethal with a big elbow. Clothesline by Volador on Dutt. Volador with a chop on Dutt. Dutt with a huge flip counter into a big huracanrana takedown. Volador crotches Dutt on the top rope and follows that up with a base dropkick. Cover and Dutt is able to get a shoulder up. Dutt with a big DDT on Volador. Dutt is up top, Volador cuts him off, goes up with Dutt, both are standing and Volador hits a standing hurcanrana! Volador covers Dutt and gets the pinfall.

Sonjay Dutt is eliminated – places #10.

Jimmy Rave is in and Volador gets in a quick pinfall that results in two. Volador with a big huracanrana on Rave. Volador with a dive over the top rope to take out Rave. Loud “TNA!” chant after this. Rave with a kick and neckbreaker on Volador to get the pinfall.

Volador is eliminated – places #9.

Doug Williams is in and Rave levels him with a huge clothesline. Cover and Doug is able to kick out. Rave with chops on Doug. Doug with a flying elbow that takes out Rave. Rave with a big boot. Doug then rolls up Rave into another big german suplex into a bridge for the pinfall.

Jimmy Rave is eliminated – places #8.

Young is tossed over the top rope by Doug. Doug tosses out Creed as well. Petey is in, goes for the Canadian Destroyer, but Tanahashi breaks it up. Lethal dropkicks Tanahashi. Doug levels Lethal with a T-Bone Suplex. Homicide with a Gringo Cutter on Doug. Homicide with a suicide dive taking out Young and Creed, but Homicide hits the ring barricade and it doesn’t look good at all. The referee checks on Homicide and says he is too hurt to continue. Hernandez walks out and checks on Homicide. He will be eliminated as a result of the bad landing.

Homicide is eliminated – places #7.

We have the remaining six X Division wrestlers in the ring. Young hits a swanton bomb on Doug. Creed covers and Doug still kicks out. Creed sends Tanahashi into the ropes. Petey with a dropkick to the lower back and Creed with a spinning neckbreaker to follow. Petey and Creed then begin to exchange chops. Creed with a few lefts, misses the clothesline, Petey attempts a russian leg sweep, Creed counters, misses a kick, clothesline, but hits a kick to the midsection. Petey counters a back body drop into a Canadian Destroyer! Cover and Creed is gone.

Consequences Creed is eliminated – places #6.

Doug with an uppercut to Petey and Tanahasi follows up with a big forearm. Tanahashi and Doug double-team Petey. Tanahashi with a frog splash on Petey, covers and gets the pinfall.

Petey Williams is eliminated – places #5.

Doug and Tanahashi take out Young on the ring apron. They then go after Lethal as a loud “USA” chant starts up. Doug with an uppercut to Lethal. Doug hits a knee to Lethal in the corner and Tanahashi follows it up with a big dropkick. Gutwrench suplex by Doug on Lethal. Tanahashi follows it up with a splash and Lethal somehow kicks out. Lethal with a small package on Tanahashi and gets the pinfall.

Tanahashi is eliminated – places #4.

Doug then levels Lethal with a HUGE clothesline, but Lethal somehow kicks out during the pinfall as a “USA” chant starts up again. Lethal blocks the german suplex rollup by Doug sending Doug into Young who lifts Doug up and drops him down in a neckbreaker. Young covers Doug and gets the pinfall.

Doug Williams is eliminated – places #3.

We are down to Jay Lethal and Eric Young. Young with a shoulder block on Lethal. Lethal with one as well. Young with a quick rollup for two. Young with a flying forearm on Lethal, cover and Lethal kicks out. Lethal with a dropkick on Young. Young follows this up with a suplex into a bridge to get the pinfall.

Jay Lethal is eliminated – places #2.

Winner & #1 Contender for the TNA X Division Title: Eric Young

After the match, Eric Young grabs a mic as some of the TNA X Division stars come back to the ring. Young says he knows the Main Event Mafia are watching in the back and they will experience some of the greatest pro wrestlers coming at them. He said they are wrestlers – not showman, entertainers or sideshow freaks. Young said they aren’t millionaries – they are wrestlers. He said this journey started as a dream. Young said this was a dream for everyone in the ring, watching live on Pay Per View and in the Impact Zone. He said it started in Nashville when they were kids and they were kids with hart. Young said they come to prove their legacy and leave no doubt that it won’t be forgotten. He said tonight that legacy continues despite what the Main Event Mafia wants to do. Young said tonight these kids become men.

– At ringside, Mike Tenay and Don West rundown the card for tonight.

– Backstage, Lauren is with Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett said as the founder of TNA he is responsible for everyone on the roster. He asks Foley to talk to the young guys and he will take care of the Mafia.

– A video package airs highlighting TNA Knockouts Champion Awesome Kong & Raisha Saeed vs. Roxxi & Taylor Wilde tonight.

TNA Knockouts Champion Awesome Kong & Raisha Saeed w/ Rhaka Khan vs. Roxxi & Taylor Wilde

The match starts with all four Knockouts going at it. Roxxi is on Awesome Kong hitting some forearms, while Wilde took out Saeed. Kong misses a body drop on Roxxi. Roxxi hits a cross-body off the ropes. Kong then drops Roxxi with a big right and tags in Saeed. Roxxi with an arm drag on Saeed. Tag to Wilde who works on Saeed’s shoulder. Tag back to Roxxi and she drops the sledgehammer shot over Saeed’s shoulder. Tag to Wilde and she does the same. Another tag to Roxxi who does this yet again. Yet another tag to Wilde and she drops the sledgehammer. Saeed slaps Wilde to break this up. Wilde counters a suplex attempt into an arm drag. Wilde with a huracanrana takedown on Saeed. Tag to Kong. Wilde dropkicks her. Roxxi is in and Roxxi/Wilde hit a double dropkick on Kong. Roxxi drops Wilde over Kong, cover and Kong kicks out after two. Rhaka Khan holds onto the leg of Roxxi allowing Kong to splash her against the ropes.

Kong tosses Roxxi across the ring into the corner with force. Kong uses her leg to choke Roxxi against the ropes. Kong drops Roxxi face first off the turnbuckle and tags in Saeed. Saeed hits a few shoulder blocks and a scoop slam on Roxxi. Elbow drop by Saeed, cover and Roxxi kicks out. Roxxi fights back with some punches. Saeed takes out Wilde on the ring apron. Elbow from Saeed to Roxxi’s chin. Tag back to Kong. Kong kicks Roxxi in the midsection. Wilde gets in Rhaka Khan’s face on the outside as Kong splashes Roxxi in the middle of the ring. Roxxi is able to get a shoulder up during a pinfall attempt. Tag to Saeed and she works on Roxxi’s shoulder and drops a forearm over the back. Saeed gets in Wilde’s face and then brings Roxxi over to Kong who holds her arms back letting Saeed get in some cheap shots. Saeed applies the deathlock/surfbroad and slams Roxxi’s face to the mat. Tag to Kong and Kong with another boot to the ribs.

Kong with a scoop slam on Roxxi. Saeed goes up top, stands on Kong’s shoulders and Kong flips her down over Roxxi not connecting all the way. Kong now goes up top, jumps and Roxxi rolls away to dodge the splash. Hot tag to Wilde after Roxxi gets her leg hooked by Saeed. Wilde with a clothesline to Saeed two times followed by a big side kick. Wilde with a forearm to Kong on the ring apron and big boot to Saeed. Wilde knocks Khan off the ring apron. Wilde with kicks to Kong. Saeed grabs Wilde. Roxxi goes after Kong and Saeed. Roxxi with a double clothesline on Kong and Saeed. Wilde and Saeed end up hitting each other. Kong gets sent over the top rope when Roxxi pulls the top rope down. Cross-body by Roxxi on Kong off the top rope to the outside. Wilde with a german suplex into a bridge on Saeed and gets the pinfall.

Winners: Taylor Wilde & Roxxi

– Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with the Main Event Mafia and Sting. Jeff Jarrett walks in and tells everyone to relax. He said tonight everyone is here to earn a living, we have a full house and a Pay Per View audience. He tells them not to let this thing get out of hand. Kurt Angle calls Jarrett a hasbeen since he isn’t a wrestler anymore. He said Jarrett can’t tell them what to do and storms off. Kevin Nash breaks it up and they all leave. Nash tells Jarrett that sometimes in the business you have to do things. He tells Jarrett to talk to the children in the other locker room. Jarrett said this is his company and his future. Nash said your future? He said you better look at what they are doing because it is his future. Booker T tells him to get a new suit as Jarrett walks off.

Non-Title Match
TNA X Division Champion Sheik Abdul Bashir vs. Rhino

Sgt. Sean M. Autrey is brought out and introduces Rhino. The bell rings and here we go. Loud “RHINO” chants at the start. Bashir with a kick, Rhino blocks and gets in some big rights. Rhino elevates and plants Bashir into the middle of the ring. Rhino with a big hip toss on Bashir. Rhino attempts a Gore early, but Bashir leaves the ring. Rhino follows him down and sends Bashir into the ring barricade. Rhino tosses Bashir back in the ring. Bashir begs for Rhino to stop and bows to him. When Bashir bows a second time, Rhino kicks Bashir in the head. It looks like the Insane Clown Posse are in the crowd crashing the show and are in the front row. Bashir points them out and yells at them. Bashir goes back to work on Rhino in the corner. Bashir with a neckbreaker on Rhino, cover and Rhino powers out after two. Rhino fights back with some left hands to the body. Kick to the head from Bashir to Rhino, cover and again Rhino gets a shoulder up.

Bashir tosses Rhino out of the ring. Bashir chops Rhino against the ring apron. Rhino turns it around chopping Bashir. Bashir slaps someone with ICP and gets back in the ring applying a headlock to Rhino. Tenay and West said they have some familiar faces in the front row, but don’t say the actual names. Bashir with repeated elbows to Rhino on the mat. Bashir gets in the face of the referee and continues to cover Rhino. Bashir goes back to the headlock on Rhino. The referee then checks the arm once, twice and on the third time Rhino keeps it up. Bashir is on Rhino’s back and drops back over Bashir’s body. Both men are down as the referee starts the count. Both are back up and Rhino has the advantage with the rights. Rhino with a flying clothesline on Bashir. Shoulder charge by Rhino on Bashir followed by a belly-to-belly suplex. Cover by Rhino and Bashir kicks out after two. Bashir with a jawbreaker on Rhino.

Rhino with a big spinebuster on Bashir. Rhino backs up for a Gore. Bashir dodges it and goes after Rhino in the corner with some lefts and rights. The referee breaks this up and throws Bashir away. Bashir spits in the referee’s face, Bashir turns around, Rhino with a Gore, cover and pinfall.

Winner: Rhino

– Backstage, Mick Foley is with the young guys or TNA Originals. Foley is giving the guys a pep talk. Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin are joking off to the side. Shelley pretends he doesn’t know who Foley is. He said he doesn’t care what Foley has done. Foley said he will pretend he didn’t hear that comment because if he responds, it means he agrees with everything the Main Event Mafia says about them. He said the reason he invested in TNA was to help young guys like you. Shelley said he should take his fat ass back to his desk. They get in Shelley’s face. AJ Styles apologizes to Foley.

TNA World Tag Team Championship Match
Beer Money, Inc. (c’s) vs. The Motor City Machineguns

We start with James Storm and Chris Sabin. Lock up and Sabin goes to the headlock on Storm. Shoulder block by Sabin on Storm. Storm retreats and hugs Roode in the corner asking for a timeout. Storm comes back out and hits a boot to the gut on Sabin. Sabin responds with two big hip tosses into a shoulder submission. Tag to Alex Shelley. Shelley with a sledgehammer over the back of Storm. Shelley works on Storm’s shoulder. Storm responds with a knee to the gut and tag to Robert Roode. Shelley hits Roode with a kick and Sabin dropkicks Storm off the ring apron. Quick spot saw Sabin and Shelley springboard off the top turnbuckles to dive off the top to the outside on Roode and Storm. Roode is tossed in. The Machineguns double-team Roode. Storm is in and they do the same with big double-kicks. Sabin gets the tag and dives into the ring over Roode. Tag back to Shelley who slingshots into the ring hitting an elbow, cover, but Roode kicks out after two.

Shelley drops an elbow over the back of Roode’s head. Shelley with a clothesline splash over Storm. Spinebuster and moonsault by Shelley on Roode, cover and Roode powers out before the three count. Tag to Storm who lifts up Shelley and drops him over the top rope. Roode gets the tag back and covers Shelley for a close two count. Roode with a chop to Shelley and tag to Storm. Storm and Roode stomp Shelley in the corner. Tag back to Roode who hits a scoop slam, Storm with an elbow drop and cover by Roode that results in a two count. Roode then goes to the headlock on Shelley. Shelley attempts a comeback, but Roode stops it with a big forearm to the back. Storm holds Shelley who kicks and elbows Storm and Roode. Storm gets the tag and levels Sabin on the ring apron. Tag to Roode. Roode and Storm hit the double suplex and do the “BEER!” “MONEY!” routine that is gold. Tag to Storm who hits Shelley in the ribs. Storm with a big right hand in the corner on Shelley.

Storm misses a body splash on Shelley in the corner. Sabin gets the hot tag. The referee didn’t see it and puts Sabin back. Shelley gets tossed out and Jacqueline gets in a few cheap shots. Roode tosses Shelley back in, Storm covers and Shelley kicks out. Roode takes out Storm by accident. Shelley with a double DDT on Roode and Storm. Tag to Sabin with a double cross-body on Storm and Roode. Sabin levels both with clotheslines and then scoop slams Roode over Storm. Storm hits a shoulder block on Roode by accident. Sabin puts Storm up in a tree of woe against Roode. High and low shot with boots by Sabin and Shelley in a double-team move. Sabin with a huge DDT to Roode, cover and Roode somehow kicks out. Sabin with elbows to Roode. Tag to Storm who breaks this up. Sabin counters with a kick to both. Sabin almost throws Roode face first into Storm’s crotch who is up top. Shelley with a suicide dive taking out Roode against the guard railing.

Sabin is up top with Storm and hits a huracanrana. Shelley follows with a frog splash, Sabin covers and Storm kicks out! Roode with a lariat to Sabin’s head. Roode tags himself in and gets in some big rights to Roode. Shelley stands in for Sabin. The Machineguns double-team Roode with big kicks. Sabin with a jumping elbow to Roode in the corner. Sabin drops Roode near the corner and Shelley lands a huge body senton splash from the top. Sabin with a springboard leg drop over Roode. Cover and Storm breaks up the pinfall. Sabin with a kick to Storm’s head. Roode with a spinebuster to Sabin. Shelley drops Roode face first into the corner. Shelley has Roode up on the top rope. Roode breaks it up dropping Shelley down in the tree of woe. Sabin is down as Roode goes up. Sabin kicks Storm in the head then goes after Roode who is over Shelley up top. Tower of Doom spot from the corner. Sabin covers Roode and Roode barely gets a shoulder up.

Shelley with a kick to Storm’s head. The Machineguns with double-team kicks on Roode. Jacqueline is in and goes after Sabin. Storm takes a sip of beer. Sabin teases hitting Jacqueline. Sabin picks up Jacqueline and gives her a scoop slam. Sabin with a rollup, but Storm spits beer in his face. Beer Money hit their shoulder drop/powerbomb double-team move on Sabin to get the pinfall.

Winners & STILL TNA World Tag Team Champions: Beer Money, Inc.

After the match, we see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, we see Robert Roode and James Storm celebrating with the TNA World Tag Team Titles along with Jacqueline.

– Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Booker T and Sharmell. Borash is talking about what the TNA Legends Title represents. Sharmell speaks for Booker saying the time for talking is over and that after tonight Christian Cage will have no choice and join the Main Event Mafia.

– A video package runs highlighting the events between Booker T and Christian Cage leading into tonight’s match for the TNA Legends Title.

TNA Legends Championship Match
Booker T (c) vs. Christian Cage

Before the match, Booker T got in Christian Cage’s face. Cage pushed him away. The referee breaks it up, holds up the TNA Legends Title, the bell rings and we officially begin. Lock up and Booker pushes Cage to the corner. Cage with a headlock, shoulder block, cover and Booker quickly kicks out. Booker works the shoulder of Cage and then catches him with an elbow. Cage with a chop, elbow to Booker, cover and Booker again powers out and bails to the outside. Booker returns to the ring and gets in a few shots on Cage backing him to the corner. Cage responds with a few chops. Booker plants Cage with a big spinebuster, cover and Cage kicks out after two. Booker drops Cage’s head off the top rope while Cage was on the ring apron. Booker goes outside, but Cage catches him off guard and gets in a few shots. Booker trips up Cage and drops a foot over his chest. Booker then catapults Cage into the steel ring post. Booker picks up Cage and hits a few chops.

Booker tosses Cage back in and hits a big superkick. Cover and Cage gets a shoulder up after two. Booker misses two elbows, but follows with a big forearm taking out Cage. Booker then goes to work on Cage’s shoulder locking up his left arm with a key lock. Cage gets to his feet with a few punches, but Booker catches Cage with a big knee. Cage with a superplex off the ropes on Booker that results in a two count. Booker misses a side kick crotching himself over the top rope. Cage with chops near the corner. Cage steps up and punches Booker 10 times over the turnbuckle. Cage catches Booker with an elbow, leap frogs over Booker, goes up the other top turnbuckle and takes out Booker with a spinning elbow. Booker counters an Unprettier attempt. Cage then trips up Booker, but Booker rakes the eyes. Booker with big knees to Cage. Cage dodges two spin kicks by Booker and drops him with an inverted DDT that results in a two count.

Cage then heads up to the top. Sharmell jumps up for distraction. Booker then crotches Cage up top as Sharmell jumps back down. Booker is up with Cage. Booker with a superplex on Cage from the top. Booker with a cover and Cage gets a shoulder up barely after two. Cage with elbows to the back of Booker’s head. Cage drops Booker down in an inverted DDT, covers, but only gets a two count. Cage mocks Booker and then tosses him over the top rope. Booker shoulder blocks Cage from the outside on the ring apron and then catches Cage with a big axe kick. Booker hooks the leg and Cage gets a shoulder up after two. Cage with a modified Sharpshooter on Booker. Cage brings Booker to the middle when he gets close to the ropes. Sharmell jumps up and Cage drops the submission to get in her face. Sharmell slaps Cage. Booker almost takes out Sharmell with a side kick. Cage with a Book End on Booker, hook of the leg and Booker barely kicks out after two.

Booker counters an Unprettier, misses an Axe Kick, Cage with a rollup, Booker counters into a rollup of his own, sits back and gets the pinfall.

Winner & STILL TNA Legends Champion: Booker T

After the match, Mike Tenay notes that not only does Booker T retain his TNA Legends Champioship, but Christian Cage must now join the Main Event Mafia. Booker T grabs the mic and says, “You see. I didn’t want to hurt you. You know why? Because right now…BOOKA…the Legends Champion, would like to welcome you to the Main Event Mafia!” He adds that they do things with protocol, tomorrow morning, 8:00, he needs him on the team.

Backstage, Lauren is with Abyss and Matt Morgan. Abyss said he is healed from his burns that he suffered at Bound For Glory. He said the only thing on his mind has been Kurt Angle. Abyss said Matt told him Angle would beat him unless he was 100% tonight. He said he won’t allow that to happen because he is the one who requested the match be Falls Count Anywhere. Abyss said tonight Kurt can’t run and can’t hide. He said they will fight everywhere over the Impact Zone. When Abyss walks off, Matt Morgan tells Lauren it should be him out there tonight instead.

– A video package runs highlighting Kurt Angle vs. Abyss tonight in a Falls Count Anywhere match.

Falls Count Anywhere Match
Kurt Angle vs. Abyss

The bell rings and Kurt Angle bails to the outside right away. Angle returns to the ring, Abyss charges a few times and Angle dodges him each time. Angle returns to the ring and Abyss gets in some big rights. Angle with a big kick that stops Abyss. Abyss follows that up with a big clothesline. Angle with some quick kicks to Abyss in the corner, but Abyss pushes him away and levels Angle with a big boot. Crowd is really into this match. Abyss has Angle up and drops him in the Shock Treatmen. Cover by Abyss and Angle kicks out after two. Abyss with a clothesline sending Angle over the top to the outside. Angle goes into the crowd over the guard railing and Abyss follows. Angle and Abyss are in the crowd and Abyss hits a few right hands. Angle responds with a few rights of his own. Abyss comes back again with a huge right. They continue brawling up in the crowd. Abyss then tries to throw Angle off the top of the bleachers area of the Impact Zone, but Angle counters out.

Angle drops down from the bleachers and Abyss follows sending Angle back into the ringside area near the entrance ramp. Angle grabs a steel chair, hits Abyss in the gut with it and cracks it over his back. Angle then begins walking up the ramp. Abyss begins crawling and gets to his feet under the entrance ramp area. Angle gets a mad look on his face, runs and takes out Abyss with a flip dive in a crazy spot! Abyss fights his way to his feet and hits Angle wiht a few rights. Abyss then sends Angle’s head into a wall by the entrance ramp. Abyss attempts a chokeslam on the concrete, but Angle breaks it up with a low blow. Abyss backs up against a wall and Angle spears Abyss through the wall crashing through it! We then lose sight of Angle and Abyss. Don West talks about them going through the wall. We then see the other side of the wall being busted down and Angle comes flying through. Abyss then throws Angle back into the ring.

In the ring, Angle dropkicks the knees of Abyss taking Abyss off his feet. Angle kicks Abyss in the back of the knee to again take him off his feet. Angle does this a third time. Abyss then levels Angle with a clothesline when Angle attempts the kick a fourth time. More clotheslines from Abyss on Angle followed by a body splash in the corner. Side Slam by Abyss on Angle, cover and Angle kicks out. Abyss has Angle on his shoulders, Angle counters off and gives Abyss an Angle Slam. Angle hooks the leg and Abyss kicks out. Angle leaves the ring, grabs a steel chair, returns to the ring, runs at Abyss and Abyss punches the steel chair back in his face. Abyss then picks up the chair and wedges it in the corner. Angle with some kicks to Abyss. Abyss sends Angle into the chair. Angle lifts himself up, but when he comes down he gets a low blow and sent face first into the steel chair. Abyss then hits a chokeslam, cover and Angle somehow kicks out!

Abyss puts the steel chair over Angle’s chest. Abyss goes up top, jumps and Angle moves. Angle then cracks the steel chair over Abyss’ head. Angle puts the steel chair over Abyss’ chest, goes up top, connects with a moonsault over the chair, covers and Abyss gets a shoulder up after two! Angle goes back up top, jumps, Abyss catches Angle, attempts a Tombstone Piledriver, but Angle counters off into an Ankle Lock. Abyss breaks the Ankle Lock and catches Angle with a Black Hole Slam! Cover…1…2…Angle kicks out! Abyss has a shocked look on his face as Angle rolls out of the ring. Angle begins crawling to the outside. Angle goes up to the Spanish Announcing area and clears the way. Angle then climbs up on the structure holding the hard camera. Angle begins climbing up and Abyss gets under him. Abyss pulls Angle down and then signals down at the spanish announce table. Abyss picks up Angle, but Angle jumps down and pushes Abyss off who falls off the structure and crashes through the table! Angle jumps down and covers Abyss for the win.

Winner: Kurt Angle

After the match, an exhausted Kurt Angle attempts to recover as Abyss grabs his body in pain. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Angle and Abyss are still trying to recover.

– Backstage, Lauren is with Samoa Joe talking about his match with Kevin Nash tonight. Samoa Joe said Nash may have been a mentor or a friend, but he knew Nash would come hunting for him sooner or later. He said he underestimated what a petty bitch Nash really is. Joe said he did some research on Nash and how he has stood by some big names from the past – names that became bigger than him. He said he is calm, cool, collected and focused. Joe said tonight is about getting even.

– A video package runs highlighting the events between Kevin Nash and Samoa Joe leading to tonight’s match.

Kevin Nash vs. Samoa Joe

The bell rings and Nash and Joe exchange right hands. Joe with some more accurate rights as Joe dodges what Nash is bringing. Joe with a big kick to Nash’s head in the corner and then works a ground game. Joe knocks Nash to the outside and he follows. Joe headbutts Nash and then drops Nash’s head off the announce table. Nash then comes back sending Joe shoulder first into the steel ring post. Nash picks up Joe and sends him face first into the steel ring post again. Nash goes under the ring and pulls out plyers from a tool box. Nash then removes the turnbuckle pad, drops the plyers and grabs a steel chair. Nash misses Joe cracking the chair over the steel ring post. Joe sends Nash into the ring. Nash ends up hitting his back against the exposed turnbuckle that Joe follows up with a few punches. Nash then pulls Joe face first into the exposed turnbuckle. Nash with puts Joe up against the corner and drives his knee into his back.

Nash drops his body over Joe’s body against the ropes as well. Nash drops an elbow over Joe’s chest, covers, but Joe kicks out after two. Nash drives his fist into the lower back of Joe numerous times. Joe fights back with some right hands. Joe ducks a clothesline and hits his running boot, body splash, hooks the leg and Nash kicks out. Joe catches Nash with an elbow in the corner, goes up top and connects with a missile dropkick on Nash. Cover by Joe and Nash again gets a shoulder up. Joe mounts Nash and where we will see the “MMA training” according to Mike Tenay. Nash doesn’t let this last long raking the eyes of Joe. Nash bails to the outside and grabs a chair. Nash keeps his back to the ring, Joe charges for a suicide dive and Nash cracks the chair over Joe’s head. Joe is out as Nash covers and Joe gets a shoulder up after two. Joe with a few chops, but Nash levels Joe with a big boot. Nash signals for the end dropping the straps.

Nash picks up Joe and connects with the Jacknife Powerbomb. Nash hooks the leg…1…2…Joe kicks out! Nash then picks up Joe and drops his face off the exposed turnbuckle. Joe is busted open at this point. Nash picks up Joe and continues to drive his head into the exposed turnbuckle numerous more times. Nash picks up Joe and attempts a second Jacknife Powerbomb. Nash gets Joe up and connects a second time. Cover…1…2…Joe kicks out yet again! Nash mounts Joe and Joe applies an armbar. Nash punches Joe in the face a few times to break it up. A bloody Joe gets to his feet and Nash low blows him. Nash covers Joe with both legs up using the ropes for leverage to get the pinfall.

Winner: Kevin Nash

After the match, Kevin Nash walks to the back as Samoa Joe is helped to his feet by TNA officials.

– Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with TNA World Champion Sting. Sting said he has no regrets bringing up AJ Styles’ father in the last few weeks. He said he struck a nerve with AJ. Sting said he said those things for his own good, but yet AJ still spits in his face. He said tonight, just like AJ’s father did before, he will kick him out of his house.

– A video package runs highlighting tonight’s TNA World Title match between champion Sting and challenger AJ Styles.

TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sting (c) vs. AJ Styles

They did video intros and introductions for the challenger AJ Styles and champion Sting. Mixed reactions for both guys, although clearly more fans cheering for Sting.

The bell rings and here we go. Lock up and Styles pushes Sting to the corner. The referee breaks it up and they circle the ring. Styles takes Sting’s back and pushes him to the other corner. Referee breaks it up again. Lock up and Styles works on Sting’s left arm. Sting reverses. Styles reverses. Sting snapmares Styles, but Styles goes right back to the left arm. Sting with another snapmare and Styles again stays on the left arm. Sting with yet another snapmare, attempts a headlock, but Styles fights off and again works on the left arm. Sting breaks it up, hits a few elbows, Styles attempts a dropkick and Sting holds onto the ropes. Sting faceplants Styles, hits the ropes and this time Styles catches Sting with a huge dropkick. Sting bails to the outside and regains his composure as the referee starts the count. Styles goes out after Sting, Sting slides in and Styles is on the outside. Styles is up on the ring apron, shoulder block, leaps over and scoop slams Sting.

Styles hits the rope, drops a knee over the head of Sting, covers and Sting kicks out after two. Sting with an elbow shot, lifts Styles up and press slams him over the top rope to the outside. Styles favors his knee on the outside when Sting comes out with. Sting sends Styles chest first into the steel guard railing. Sting then drops Styles off the guard railing as well. Sting tosses Styles back in the ring as Styles holds his ribs. Sting kicks Styles. Styles fights back with right hands. Sting with a boot to the gut, but Styles takes out Sting with a big backbreaker. Sting with an abdominal stretch on Styles. Sting drops his fist over the ribs of Styles while he keeps this applied. Styles drops his elbow to the knee of Sting and then hip tosses his way out of it. Sting then lifts Styles up and drops him face first off the top rope. Sting then hits some shoulder charges on Styles in the corner. Sting with some kicks to Styles in the corner as well.

Sting then sends Styles to two different corners with force. Sting with a bearhug on Styles into another abdominal stretch. Styles with more elbows to break out of it. Sting and Styles exchange right hands. Sting with a kick to the gut and Styles responds with a kick to the side of the head leveling Sting. Both men are down. Crowd is really into this main event. Both are up, Styles clotheslines Sting a few times, right hand and big back suplex by Styles on Sting. Styles with a springboard forearm, hooks the leg and Sting gets a shoulder up after two. Styles with a quick snap suplex, another hook of the leg and Sting again gets a shoulder up. Sting attempts the Scorpion Deathlock, but Styles counters out. Styles misses a splash in the corner allowing Sting to drop him in the Scorpion Deathdrop. Cover by Sting and Styles kicks out! Sting goes up top. Styles is up to his feet. Sting jumps and Styles moves out of the way. Styles signals for the Styles Clash.

Sting counters kicking Styles on the head. Sting with an elbow, Stinger Splash in the corner, Sting backs up and hits a second Stinger Splash. Sting sets Styles up for a third Stinger Splash and Sting connects. Sting then places Styles up on the top rope. Styles flips over Sting and powerbombs him down to the ring. Styles stomps over Sting’s chest and then goes back up top. Styles goes for the Spiral Tap and connects! Styles looks at the crowd and says, “One more time.” Styles goes back up top. Kurt Angle and Booker T run down to the ring. Styles cleans house on both. Styles turns around, dodges an attack from Sting, attempts a Palay Kick, misses and Sting rolls up Styles to get the pinfall.

Winner & STILL TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Sting

After the match, all members of the Main Event Mafia hit the ring to celebrate with Sting including Kurt Angle, Booker T, Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner. We see a shot of a frustrated AJ Styles on the outside. In the ring, MEM all hold their arms up to celebrate. We then see highlights of Booker T beating Christian Cage earlier tonight to retain the TNA Legends Title, Kurt Angle beating Abyss in a Falls Count Anywhere match, Kevin Nash beating Samoa Joe and Sting beating AJ Styles to retain the TNA World Title. Back live, Mike Tenay mentions how the Main Event Mafia went 4-0 tonight at Turning Point and remained dominant.

Source: Adam Martin, wrestleview.com


What did you think of Turning Point?

thumbs up – 25%

in the middle – 10%

thumbs down – 26%

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