Backstage, Desmond Wolfe and Chelsea were arguing, with Chelsea upset over the stipulation in Wolfe's match with Abyss. Chelsea was fearful of what Abyss might do to her, given what they did on Thursday's Impact. Wolfe said he was doing this to get her the ring she wanted. Chelsea said she didn't want the ring anymore. Wolfe said this was also about him, as a win would help him be named as number one contender. Wolfe said that Chelsea belonged to him, and that wouldn't change.
The events leading to the Knockouts Title match were shown.
TNA Knockouts champion Madison Rayne vs. Tara - Title vs. Career.
Tara looked a little emotional as she made her entrance. Rayne was accompanied by Lacey Von Erich and Velvet Sky. Rayne sent them to the back, acting like everything would be fine. Tara hit Rayne from behind to start the match, and went for a piledriver, but Rayne backdropped her and hit a running knee. Rayne went after Tara's leg, but Tara kicked her away. Tara rolled to the floor, and clipped Rayne's leg as she climbed out after her. Tara knocked Rayne into the ringpost, then tossed her back into the ring for a two count. Tara complained to the referee about the count, and ran into a Rayne sunset flip. They traded reversals out of the move, with both getting two counts. Rayne grabbed a backslide for another two, then a rollup for yet another two. Rayne hit a clothesline, but Tara caught Rayne with a knee to the head. Tara but Rayne in the corner and hit some shoulderblocks. Tara tossed Rayne by the hair, then hit a vertical suplex and rolled into a guillotine choke. Tara hit a forearm to the back, then went after a leg, but Rayne kicked her away.
Rayne hit some shots to the gut, then knocked her down with shots to the chest. Rayne kicked Tara in the head, then went for a backbreaker, but Tara caught her with a clothesline. Tara went for the Widow's Peak, but Rayne broke out of it. Rayne went for a clothesline, but Tara ducked it and hit the Widow's Peak. Rayne rolled to the floor before Tara count make a cover. Tara tossed Rayne back in and hit a slam. Tara went to the top rope and hit a moonsault for a two count. Tara looked stunned. She stomped Rayne a few times, then went for another moonsault. Rayne moved out of the way, and Tara crashed to the mat. Rayne hit her neckbreaker on the knee and scored the pin at the six minute mark.
Winner: Madison Rayne.
Rayne walked off, and waved goodbye to Tara. Some of the fans chanted "Thank you Tara." Tara took out Poison, her pet Tarantula, and held it up for the crowd. Tara bowed to the crowd, then walked out, escorted by TNA security.
Christy Hemme interviewed The Band. Eric Young explained that he was the one who called Kevin Nash about coming in when X-Pac went down. Young said he was the only person smart enough to hang with The Band. Scott Hall said he didn't know about Young, but Young proved him wrong. Nash said Ink Inc. had a great future ahead of them, but tonight was not their night. Nash said The Band were doing things "Freebird-style" and that any two of the members of The Band could defend the belts. However, it was going to be Hall & Nash tonight, as Young said he was going to go put their beer on ice.
TNA Tag Team champions Scott Hall & Kevin Nash vs. Ink Inc.
Young did not come out with Hall and Nash. Hall started out with Moore, tossing the toothpick at him. Moore slapped Hall in response. Hall grabbed an armbar and hit some short-arm shoulderblocks, then slapped him across the back of the head. Moore flipped out of the armbar and rolled up Hall for a two count. Hall complained about Moore pulling his trunks. Hall gave Moore a clothesline, but Moore hit a knee to the gut and a second rope dropkick. Hall reversed a whip, but Moore hit a spinkick. Hall shoved Moore, then tagged in Kevin Nash. Nash called out Jesse Neal, who tagged in. Nash hit a knee to the gut, then put him in a corner and hit some knees and elbows. Neal dodged an elbow and hit some punches and a headbutt. Nash fired back and choked Neal in the corner with a boot to the throat. Hall slugged Neal from the apron.
Nash hit a knee to the gut and tagged in Hall, who put Neal in an abdominal stretch. Nash reached in to give him an assist a few times. The referee finally caught him and broke it up, allowing Neal to hiptoss out of it. Nash tagged in and put Neal in a corner and hit some punches. Nash missed a charge in the corner and Moore tagged in. Moore dropkicked Hall and hit Nash with a series of punches. Nash reversed a whip, but Moore dodged a charge and hit a top rope bodypress. Neal tagged in and Moore hit Nash with a second rope neckbreaker. Moore knocked Hall off the apron and gave him a pescado. neal went to spear Nash, but Nash moved and Neal knocked out the referee. Neal gave Nash a series of forearms.
Eric Young ran out and tossed a kendo stick to Nash. Neal knocked Young off the apron and dodged Nash's swings with the stick. Moore got on the apron, and Nash hit him with the stick. Neal then speared Nash. Young got the stick and was leaving with it, but Brother Ray ran out and tackled Young. Brother Ray hit him with the stick, and then got in the ring and stood over Nash. Brother Ray yelled "I haven't forgotten about you". Jesse pulled Brother Ray back and said "I got this" and Ray turned and blasted Neal with the kendo stick. Brother Ray walked off, and Young crawled into the ring and pulled Nash on top of Neal. The referee woke up and counted the pin at the eight minute mark.
Winners: Scott Hall & Kevin Nash.
The Band celebrated in the ring, while Brother Ray stood on the rampway glaring.
The events leading to Desmond Wolfe vs. Abyss were shown.
Desmond Wolfe vs. Abyss - Chelsea vs. The Ring.
Abyss jumped Wolfe during his ring entrance and started pounding him around the ring. Chelsea tried to walk off, but a referee forced her to sit in a chair on the rampway. Abyss tossed Wolfe into the ring, and the bell rang to officially start the match. Wolfe tried a bodyblock, but just bounced off Abyss. Abyss hit some punches, and Wolfe fire back with forearms, but Abyss downed him with a pair of clotheslines. Chelsea stood up, and Abyss went after her, allowing Wolfe to hit Abyss from behind and knock him to the floor. Wolfe rammed Abyss shoulder-first into the ringpost. Back in the ring, Wolfe kicked Abyss and put him in an overhead wristlock. Abyss throw Wolfe down to escape the hold, but Wolfe kicked his arm, then yanked it a few times. Wolfe applied an armbar, using his own shoulder for leverage.
Abyss punched out of the hold, but Wolfe went right back after the arm. There were dueling chants, and I think Wolfe had more support than Abyss. Abyss broke out of an armbar and went for a chokeslam, but Desmond broke out. Abyss kicked Wolfe down and hit an avalanche, then a sideslam for a two count. Abyss called for a chokeslam, and was booed. Abyss went for the move, but Wolfe broke out of it and hit a DDT for a two count. Wolfe hit a cross chop in the corner, then hit a forearm. Wolfe hit a running European uppercut, then a trio of shoulderblocks. Wolfe went for a lariat, but Abyss hit him with a reverse elbow and a chokeslam. Chelsea ran to ringside, and Abyss grabbed her. Chelsea tossed her purse into the ring. Wolfe opened the purse and pulled out some brass knuckles. The referee broke up Abyss and Chelsea, and forced Chelsea back to her chair. While this was happening, Wolfe hit Abyss with the knuckles. The referee came back, and Wolfe covered Abyss. Abyss kicked out at two. Abyss started to "hulk up" and the fans were booing. They still did the "You" for the finger point, then went back to booing. Abyss hit Wolfe with the Black Hole Slam for the pin at the ten minute mark.
Abyss went up to Chelsea and said "See you on Thursday" as the announcers explained that Chelsea would have to spend 30-days with Abyss starting on Impact. However, the referee still escorted Chelsea to the back, not letting her go to Desmond.
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