TNA May 6, 2013 13:59:04 GMT -5
Post by cardsflyinhigh on May 6, 2013 13:59:04 GMT -5
HARD JUSTICE (August 10, 2008)
The Pay-Per-View opened up with a bunch of TNA officials and medical personnel huddled around someone down in the backstage area. Alex Shelley comes running up, breaking through the huddle to see Chris Sabin down on the ground unconscious as doctors are preparing to put him on a stretcher.
Jim Cornette is also there and Shelley asks him what happened. Cornette says he doesn’t know. Just that someone backstage heard a fight, two guys ran away and Sabin was there knocked out.
Cornette tells Shelley his match is first up, so if he wants to go find another partner to fill in, he better hurry up. Shelley looks conflicted but runs off while Cornette goes back to check on the doctors’ progress. Sabin is then wheeled off to a waiting ambulance.
Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) defeated
Alex Shelley and Consequences Creed and Latin American X-Change (Homicide and Hernandez) when J. Storm defeated Creed after a DWI in 0:15:50.
Rating: *** 1/2
(Chris Sabin no-showed.)
Even with short notice, Shelley was able to recruit Consequences Creed to be his partner. He filled in well, but it was obvious the chemistry wasn’t there that the other two teams had.
Beer Money was able to take advantage and caught Creed with their DWI double team move and got the pin.
Matt Morgan defeated Samoa Joe by disqualification in 0:12:24.
Two of TNA’s biggest and baddest met. Joe wanted bring an end to Morgan’s impressive run since his TNA in-ring debut. But the way things were going, it looked like Joe would turn out to be Morgan’s latest conquest.
Joe tried to lock in the Coquina Clutch, but Morgan was too big for Joe to get it fully locked in. Joe tried for the Muscle Buster, but Morgan’s strength kept Joe from picking him off the top rope. Instead, Morgan pushed him off, then flew off with a flying clothesline.
Later in the match, Morgan hit Joe with his Carbon Footprint, which sent Joe flying out to the floor. Joe though grabbed a chair and smacked Morgan with it, getting himself disqualified. With Morgan then down and out, even though the match was over, Joe locked in the Coquina Clutch until security pried him off.
Taylor Wilde pinned Awesome Kong with the Missile Dropkick in 0:09:35.
Rating: ** 1/4
(Taylor Wilde retained the TNA KNOCKOUTS TITLE.)
A lot of people have been saying Taylor Wilde needed a clean victory over Awesome Kong to validate her as a legitimate knockouts champion. Tonight she got it. The rookie has been showing great improvement each and every week and tonight was probably the culmination of her efforts.
You can tell Wilde had Kong well scouted. She seemed to know ahead of time what moves Kong was going to use and how to avoid them. Even when Kong got an upperhand in the match, Wilde still seemed one step ahead.
Kong set Wilde up for an Awesome Bomb, but Wilde flipped over her back to go for a sunset flip. Kong though wouldn’t flip over and tried to jump down on Wilde. Only the champ moved out of the way and Kong hit nothing but canvas. Wilde then went to the top rope, waiting for Kong to get up, then catching her with a missile dropkick. She made the cover and got the 1-2-3.
Four Corners Match:
Petey Williams defeated Curry Man, Eric Young and Jay Lethal when P. Williams pinned Curry Man with the Canadian Destroyer in 0:19:29.
Rating: *** 1/4
(Petey Williams won the TNA X DIVISION TITLE.)
Petey Williams found a way to regain his X Division title without having to go through Jay Lethal. He took advantage of the title being on the line in a four way match, to pin Curry Man and win back the title.
Early in the match, it looked as if Petey would’ve been the least likely to walk out with the title, as he was on the wrong side of a 3 on 1 attack. Facing three men he wasn’t exactly on good terms with led to everyone attacking him at the start.
Things calmed down and Petey was able to recover a bit when every else started going after each other after they realized no one was going to let anyone else pin Williams to win the match.
Late in the match, Williams was in the ring with Curry Man as Eric Young was on the floor. Lethal was standing outside the ropes on the apron, only to have Curry Man drop kick Lethal sending him crashing into Young. When Curry Man got up though, he walked right into a Canadian Destroyer from Williams which gave him the win and the belt.
Sting and Abyss defeated Tomko and Scott Steiner when Sting pinned Tomko after a crucifix in 0:12:30.
Rating: ** 3/4
Sting found a partner in Abyss that could match size and strength with Steiner and Tomko. The match started off as a normal tag team affair, but soon disintegrated into a pure fight.
Abyss and Steiner went outside while Tomko was working over Sting on the inside. But Tomko took his eyes off Sting when he saw Abyss chokeslam Steiner through a table. As Tomko watched he partner crash through the wood, Sting came up from behind him and put him in a crucifix to get the pin.
Kaz pinned AJ Styles after a fisherman suplex in 0:16:05.
Rating: *** 1/2
Kaz got one up of A.J. Styles this time around. The two went back and fourth most of the match trading moves with neither able to get a pin. Styles had Kaz set up for the Styles Clash, when Kaz snuck in a low blow.
Kurt Angle defeated Booker T after the Angle Slam in 0:18:48.
Rating: *** 1/2
(Kurt Angle retained the TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE.)
Kurt Angle held on to his TNA World Title, one again with Kaz providing an assist.
Booker looked like he was ready to put Angle away and win back his title. Angle went for the Ankle Lock, but Booker turned over and kicked him off into the ropes. As Angle bounced off, Booker sprang up and hit the Book End.
But Kaz ran down to the ring and pulled the referee out before he could make his three count. This though, brought down A.J. Styles to attack Kaz and fight him off to the back.
The distraction though gave Angle enough time to recover, and catch Booker with the Angle Slam to get the win.