Victory Road (2009)

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Victory Road (2009)
Victory Road (2009) poster.jpg
Promotional poster featuring Madison Rayne, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky
Theme
song
(s)
"My Lesson" by Silence Betrayed
Information
Promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Date July 19, 2009[1]
Attendance 1,100[2]
Venue TNA Impact! Zone[3]
City Orlando, Florida[3]
Pay-per-view chronology
Slammiversary (2009) Victory Road (2009) Hard Justice (2009)
Victory Road chronology
Victory Road (2008) Victory Road (2009) Victory Road (2010)

Victory Road (2009) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on July 19, 2009 at the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida.[1][3] It was the fifth event under the Victory Road chronology and was voted the worst major wrestling show of the year by the Wrestling Observer newsletter.[4]

Storylines[edit]

Victory Road featured nine professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches.[5]

At Slammiversary, TNA's preceding pay per view, Kurt Angle won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, and subsequently reclaimed his position as leader of the villainous alliance, The Main Event Mafia. Former champion and executive shareholder of the company, Mick Foley, decided to get a rematch for the title at Victory Road.

To appease Angle in getting his match, Foley also gave Main Event Mafia member, Kevin Nash, a match for the TNA Legends Championship against A.J. Styles; he also had created a chance for two other members of the Mafia in Booker T and Scott Steiner to challenge Beer Money, Inc. (the name of the tag team of Robert Roode and James Storm) for the TNA World Tag Team Championship, which they received their chance following their victory over Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray).

After allowing Angle to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Slammiversary, Samoa Joe was initiated into the Main Event Mafia at the expense of its former leader, Sting, which was represented by the Mafia beating down on Sting the edition of Impact! following the show. After weeks of confrontation between Joe and Sting, it was announced on the July 9 edition of Impact! that the two would face each other at Victory Road.

Abyss had been seeing a psychiatrist for months in the form of Dr. Stevie in an attempt to overcome his sadistic desires; it came to light eventually that Stevie was physically and mentally abusing his patient and controlling him with stun guns and drugs, eventually recruiting associates (Raven and Daffney) to aid him in controlling Abyss in similar fashion, as well as threatening Abyss's love interest, Lauren Brooke. The provocation continued, and on the July 16 edition of Impact!, it was announced Abyss would face Stevie.

Results[edit]

No. Results[6] Stipulations Times[citation needed]
1 Angelina Love (with Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne) defeated Tara (c) Singles match for the TNA Women's Knockout Championship 07:02
2 Matt Morgan defeated Christopher Daniels Singles match 10:31
3 Abyss defeated Dr. Stevie No Disqualification match 09:51
4 Team 3D (Brother Devon and Brother Ray) (c) defeated The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams) (with Rob Terry) Tag team match for the IWGP Tag Team Championship 10:16
5 Jenna Morasca (with Awesome Kong) defeated Sharmell (with Sojournor Bolt) Singles match 05:49
6 Kevin Nash defeated A.J. Styles (c) Singles match for the TNA Legends Championship 14:07
7 The Main Event Mafia (Booker T and Scott Steiner) defeated Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) (c) Tag team match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship 12:29
8 Samoa Joe defeated Sting Singles match 11:36
9 Kurt Angle (c) defeated Mick Foley Singles match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship 14:06
(c) - refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

Reception[edit]

The Wrestling Observer newsletter ranked TNA Victory Road 2009 the worst major wrestling show of 2009.[7] [8]

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