TNA Wrestling taped this week’s Impact tonight from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Thanks to WNW reader Sammy Spoiler for providing us with text-message updates. Below are quick taping results:
* Douglas Williams b. “Sterling” James Keenan
TNA Impact (Airing Thursday on Spike TV):
* Jesse Neal comes out in his USS Cole uniform with the entire TNA roster on the ramp. I didn’t get the specifics of the promo but I imagine it had to do with the killing of Osama Bin Laden. My correspondent is unsure if this will be included in this week’s show.
* Immortal come out for a promo. Sting and Rob Van Dam hit the ring before a owrd can be spoken and a brawl ensues. Agents come down to break things up. Fortune comes out and Robert Roode gets on the mic and says he’s sick of Immortal. Roode says everything will change next week.
* Backstage, Jeff Jarrett and Karen confront Velvet Sky in the shower.
* Mexican America come out for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Hector Guerrero and Willie Urbina join in but the faction turns on Urbina, slurring his Puerto Rican background and begin to beat him down. Ink Inc. run out and make the save on Hernandez and Anarquia.
* Ink Inc. clear the ring and Jesse Neal gets on the mic and tells Beer Money they are going to win the TNA Tag Team Championship.
* Bully Ray & Gunner vs. Christopher Daniels & AJ Styles ends in no contest when Tommy Dreamer comes out, turns heel and hits a piledriver on Styles.
* Jeff Jarrett and Karen come out for an in-ring promo. They cal out Velvet Sky and a confrontation ensues. Winter and Angelina Love come out and join in. Kurt Angle comes out and gets on the mic and says he won’t do anything that will get them kicked off the network. It’s announced that Angle will team with Velvet Sky for a mixed handicap match against Winter, Angelina Love and Jarrett.
* Rob Terry b. Murphy with a suplex powerbomb.
* Mickie James b. Miss Tessmacher to retain the TNA Knockout Women’s Championship. Mickie picked up the win after hitting a DDT. The match started well but fell apart. After the match, Madison Rayne and Tara come out and Madison challenges Mickie for a match for the title at Sacrifice. Mickie accepts with the stipulation if Madison loses she and Tara have to split and Tara is free.
* Sangrieto b. Suicide
* Kurt Angle & Velvet Sky vs. Jeff Jarrett, Angelina Love & Winter. Angle and Velvet win the match and he announces that his mistress will be revealed next week on Impact to end the show.
* Robbie E. w/Cookie vs. Eric Young. Winner after a miscue between Robbie and Cookie, Eric Young after hitting a piledriver.