HARRIS AND STORM BATTLE TO COUNTOUT IN KOTM QUALIFIER
On Thursday’s “iMPACT!”, former tag team partners turned bitter enemies – “Wildcat” Chris Harris and “Cowboy” James Storm – collided in another King Of The Mountain qualifying bout. However, both TNA stars were counted out during the bloody and chaotic melee after Harris speared Storm through the entrance ramp! Now, everyone is wondering how TNA management director Jim Cornette plans to address the situation. Following the bout, two more longtime enemies reignited their feud as Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle and “The Samoan Submission Machine” brawled after watching the main event unfold.
CHRISTIAN CAGE AND TOMKO APPARENTLY RESOLVE THEIR DIFFERENCES
Also on Thursday, Tomko arrived looking to find Christian Cage for costing him his KOTM qualifier – and later found him trying to hide in disguise. Confronted by Tomko, Cage told him that he was the one who brought him into wrestling. He was the one who got him a job in TNA and gave him a taste of stardom. Cage also made the argument to Tomko that it was his own fault he didn’t use the chair on AJ Styles the week prior! Cage finally asked Tomko – "So are you with me or not?" Tomko released Cage and walked off, apparently seeing his point of view. Speaking of Cage, as “iMPACT!” went off the air, “The Instant Classic” was demanding to know who his opponent will be next week in the King Of The Mountain qualifying match.
OTHER NEWS ITEMS FROM THURSDAY’S “IMPACT!”:
– In an attempt to resolve their ongoing feud, Sting and “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels came face to face to discuss the situation on “iMPACT!”. With Mike Tenay moderating, Daniels told Sting he was only following his own words – wrath, consequences and pain. In turn, Sting told Daniels he had it all wrong – that wasn’t what he meant by their talks. Daniels finally resolved to "make things right" with Sting, as both TNA stars parted ways amicably.
– During Thursday’s Jerry Lynn vs. Robert Roode bout, Ms. Brooks once again interfered – costing Lynn the bout in favor of Roode. This brought out TNA management director Jim Cornette, who ordered Ms. Brooks to face Gail Kim on the broadcast. Brooks later attacked Gail in the backstage makeup room, leading to the battle inside the ring. In the end, it was Gail getting the win over Brooks – but Robert Roode hit the ring irate and confronted her. Ms. Brooks blindsided her opponent and continued the punishment. After the beating, Roode told Ms. Brooks to raise his hand in victory!
– Also on the broadcast, Sonjay Dutt revealed to Kevin Nash and “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal his new outlook on his wrestling career. Claiming he had discovered his true nature, Dutt is now a man of peace in TNA Wrestling and will introduce Nash and Lethal to his newest form of meditation to prepare “Black Machismo” for his upcoming X Championship match at “Slammiversary”. According to Dutt – "This is the new Sonjay Dutt…’The Guru’ Sonjay Dutt."