TNA Impact Wrestling
Orlando, Florida (Impact Zone)
February 28, 2013
Commentators: Mike Tenay, Taz, & Todd Keneley
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
TNA is back in the U.S. and back “home” in Orlando for one of the final Impact’s from the Impact Zone.
Impact Wrestling opens up with highlights from last week focusing on Aces & Eights beating down Hogan last week and the Lethal Lockdown match upcoming at Lockdown.
Earlier today Bully Ray & Brooke Hogan arrived at the arena and Brooke says that Hulk is doing better, but he’s still at home recovering. Bully says he’s “messed up really bad” and he’s done talking.
Pyro goes off in the arena and then Bully Ray walks out through the tunnel and demands Mike Tenay tell him where Taz is. Ray gets in the ring and says it’s pretty cool to be back in the Impact Zone but he’s never been more pissed off in his life. Ray says that Aces & Eights have been running rough shot all over TNA. He talks about all of the guys Aces & Eights haven taken out and then talks about them ruining his wedding. He says last week should have been a huge day for TNA because the fans were going to see the return of Hulk Hogan to the ring but it didn’t happen because of Aces & Eights. Bully swears to God that he is going to get his hands on Aces & Eights, especially Devon. He says that after he gets done with Devon he will never want to step foot in a ring again. Ray says there is also one guy he wants to speak to and it’s the one guy that every fan in the Impact Zone has been waiting to see for the past 4 weeks, another guy that Aces & Eights took out: Jeff Hardy. Ray mentions their match at Lockdown and then introduces the World Heavyweight Champion.
Hardy comes down to the ring and Ray says that he never thought in his wildest dreams that they would be standing across from each other in the ring, and getting ready to face each other for the most prestigious champions in the business. He says that everyone knows their history but to be honest he doesn’t feel honest about this whole thing. Ray says he doesn’t want to get a shot at the belt just because he’s Hulk’s son-in-law, and there are a lot of guys in the back that probably deserve this shot more than he. He talks about the matches that Hulk set up in London to determine who the #1 contender is and that he didn’t pick from any of those guys. Ray says he isn’t sure this is the way he wants to face Hardy, and he’s not positive if he’s the right guy to face Hardy at Lockdown.
Hardy says it’s great to be back on Impact again and then says that he loves the fact that Hogan chose him. Hardy says he would have chose Ray and says they’ve swung a lot of chairs together, climbed a lot of ladders, and broke a lot of tables. He says that now they’ll take it to the cage for the World Heavyweight Championship. Hardy says that he and Bully have reinvented themselves over the last few years and at Lockdown they’ll reinvent their history. Hardy offers his hand to Ray and says “may the best man win” but Bad Influence’s music hits and they interrupt this love fest.
Kazarian says Ray shouldn’t feel good about this situation as they get into the ring and he says Ray did not earn this title shot. He says that Ray didn’t defeat anyone and his “daddy-in-law, Thunder Lips himself” GAVE Ray this title shot just like he gave him his daughter. Kazarian says he can’t blame Hulk for that because SOMEONE has to rub tanning lotion on her backside and tweet tasteless photos of her (WOW! That was stiff) and it may as well be Bully. Daniels says the only person that deserves to be in the Lockdown Main Event less than “Bully Ramond” is “Jefferson Hardy.” A “you guys suck” chant starts and Daniels says last month he outwrestled Hardy like he was Lou Thesz’s son and the only reason that Hardy got his hand raised was because of the “poison” in his face paint that gave Daniels an allergic reaction. Daniels says they’re happy to face each other at Lockdown because they don’t either of them want a piece of two real men like Bad Influence. He tells Hardy & Ray to get out of the ring because it’s time for Bad Influence to give the people what they want, permission to worship them.
Ray takes the microphone away from Daniels and then takes his martini and takes a swig of it. Daniels is pissed so Ray spits the martini back in the glass. Ray says, “hey baldy, real men don’t drink freakin’ appletini’s!” and then tosses the drink in Daniels’ face and lays him out! Hardy goes after Kazarian as well! Ray & Hardy clean house on Bad Influence and then Ray challenges Bad Influence to a tag team match tonight against he and Hardy tonight! Bad Influence is having a sh*t fit on the outside.
At the announce table Tenay & Todd talk about Taz being missing from the announce booth right now and then they hype the announcement for the members of Team TNA & Team A’s & 8’s. Tenay announces that Gut Check returns tonight with two young women facing each other as well as Velvet Sky defending her new title against former champion Tara NEXT!
Back from the break Sting talks to Magnus in the back and Magnus pitches himself to Sting on why he should be a member of Team TNA. Magnus says that TNA took a chance on him years ago when he was “green as grass” and a kid but he’s not that same kid anymore. He says that Sting has been there for him and mentored him that entire time and it means the world to him and he needs to pay that back now. He says he isn’t just Team TNA, he’s Team Sting and says “why me? Why the hell not?!” and then walks out of the ring as Sting thinks.
Back at the announce table Gail Kim as joined Todd & Tenay for guest commentary for the Knockouts Title. Tenay reveals that Gail faces the winner at Lockdown for the title.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Velvet Sky (c) vs. Tara w/Jesse
Velvet defeated Tara in a 4-Corners Match last week ending her long title reign. Tara jumps Velvet at the bell and beats on her in the corner and then tosses her across the ring by her hair. Tara covers Velvet for a quick nearfall and then goes right back to it for another nearfall. Tara whips Velvet into the corner and charges but Velvet gets her feet up and then kicks Tara away. Tara comes back for a splash attempt but Velvet rolls away and then bounces off the ropes and connects with a clothesline. Velvet follows up with another clothesline and then a Running Back Elbow. Velvet attempts to whip Tara into the ropes but Tara reverses it only for Velvet to come back with a Spinning Headscissors off the ropes! Jesse distracts Velvet but she ducks a clothesline from Tara and then Spears her! 1…2…NO Jesse pulls Velvet out of the ring and Terrell kicks her out from ringside, but the distract allows Tara to catch Velvet in the back with a Roundhouse Kick! Tara argues with Terrell and then she turns around and walks into the In Yo Face from Velvet! 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL KO Champ: Velvet via pinfall (In Yo Face)
In the back Austin Aries argues with Bobby Roode over the phone about Roode not being there for a photo shoot they have, but Roode breaks the news to him that they have to defend the belts at Lockdown against Chavo & Hernandez and Bad Influence in a 3-Way! Aries says they don’t have to worry about that because he could probably beat those guys by himself. Chavo and Hernandez then walk up and tell Aries he shouldn’t be worrying about photo shoots because he should be worrying about his match tonight. Aries says he doesn’t have a match tonight but Chavo just said he heard Aries say he could be anybody. Chavo asks if Aries thinks he can beat him tonight and Aries says he could but Chavo says his match is with Hernandez instead and laughs as Aries looks like he just saw a ghost.
Earlier today Kenny King says that he IS the X-Division and where he goes from here is TO RVD. King walks into RVD’s dressing room and says he came to tell RVD that he’s better than him and that he is the X-Division. RVD asks why he isn’t the champion then and then asks what he has to do to shut him up. King asks if RVD can beat him 3 times and RVD says that’s the question so he suggests a match tonight. If King wins then he’s the X-Division Champion but if RVD wins then King doesn’t get any more shots at the belt. King agrees and tells RVD he better be ready for this.
“A-Double” Austin Aries vs. “Super Mex” Hernandez
Taz is now at the announce desk and Tenay talks about much of a coincidence it is that Taz shows up AFTER Bully Ray is gone. Hernandez is sporting some new gear tonight, going back to tights rather than the jorts he’s wore for the most part in his career. Aries & Hernandez lockup and Hernandez forces Aries into the corner. Aries shoves Hernandez away and then poses on the top rope which pisses Super Mex off. They lockup again and this time Aries ducks underneath Hernandez and then punches Mex in the back. Hernandez comes back with a kick to the gut and then hits the ropes and Aries goes for a Hip Toss, but Hernandez blocks it. Aries punches Hernandez in the gut and then hooks his head with his knee and does the oldschool backflip but before he could finish it off with the armdrag Hernandez counters into a Hip Toss. Hernandez then clotheslines Aries over the top rope and sets up for the Super Mex Dive, but Aries quickly gets up to the apron and cuts Hernandez off with a shoulder block. Aries then goes for a Slingshot Sunset Flip but Hernandez uses the ropes to block it, and then grabs Aries by the head and pulls him up! Aries knees Hernandez in the gut and then hits the ropes but runs right into a big Shoulder Block from Hernandez! Hernandez goes for a Splash in the corner but Aries nails him with an elbow and then climbs up top and dives off. Hernandez catches him in midair and then lifts him up into a Powerbomb attempt but Aries blocks it and nails Mex with a series of right hands. Aries then grabs Hernandez by the tights and tosses him through the ropes to the floor. Aries then dives through the ropes with the Heat Seeking Missile through the ropes onto Hernandez on the floor! Aries climbs up top and dives off with a Diving Axe Handle Drop Savage style onto Hernandez on the floor! Aries tosses Hernandez back into the ring and then hit’s a Snapmare Takeover and then climbs back up top. Aries mocks the Eddie Guerrero shimmy and attempts a big Frog Splash, but Hernandez rolls out of the way and then kicks Aries away and uses the ropes to flip himself over the top to the apron. Aries charges at Hernandez but he runs right into a big Slingshot Shoulder Block! Hernandez follows up with another shoulder block and then a huge Gorilla Press Slam! Hernandez goes for the Border Toss but Aries blocks it and hits a Rolling Elbow! Aries then calls for the IED but Hernandez destroys him with the Get Off Me Shoulder Block! Aries goes flying through the ropes to the floor and then Aries decides to bail on the match but Hernandez goes back out and tosses him into the ring. Aries has the Tag Title and threatens to hit Hernandez with it so Hernandez dares him to hit him with it. Aries then suddenly hands the belt to Hernandez so Hernandez goes to hit Aries with it but the referee pulls it away, and when he goes to throw the belt out Aries pulls a chain out of his tights and nails Hernandez with it! Aries then puts the chain into Hernandez’s tights and pins him!
Winner: Aries via pinfall
In the back Sting talks to Joseph Park who is eating some ribs. Sting laughs and asks Park if he knows what a “rib” is now. Park says he does and that he knows Sting is looking for guys to fill his team with. Park says he knows that he’s still a “green horn” but he’s here for him and he can help. Sting sees someone walk by the door and Sting tells Park to “kayfab the ribs.” Sting approaches the person which turns out to be Matt Morgan and says he knows Morgan is looking for opportunities and he has the opportunity of a lifetime for him. He asks Morgan to join Team TNA but Morgan says he’s guessing Hogan put him up to this but says that Hogan should have thought of that when he didn’t name Morgan #1 contender. He says anyone that has anything to do with Hogan is guilty by association so the answer is no and then he walks away.
TNA X-Division Championship
“Whole F’N Show” Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Kenny King
The stipulation here is if RVD wins then King is out of the X-Division and can’t get another shot at the belt. If King wins then obviously he wins the belt. King and RVD lockup and King gets RVD in a side headlock, but RVD counters by shoving King into the ropes. RVD then goes for a backdrop but King takes a page out of the RVD playbook by backflipping over RVD. RVD then catches King with a side headlock takeover but King comes back with a headscissors, and then both men get to their feet and RVD hits another side headlock takeover. King again counters with a headscissors and then both men get to their feet and stare each other down. RVD gets King in another side headlock but King shoves him into the ropes and then drops down as RVD leaps over him. RVD stops and turns around as King gets to his feet and swings at RVD. RVD ducks and then gets a MASSIVE German Suplex where RVD almost broke his own damn back by the way he bridged himself on that! If RVD wasn’t as flexible as he is that would have been ugly. RVD and King taunt each other and as RVD gets the crowd to chant “R-V-D” King then dropkicks him out of the ring! King follows up with a Slingshot Corkscrew Plancha but RVD moves out of the way, King lands on his feet, and then RVD quickly springs to the apron and dives off with a Leaping Thrust Kick! RVD slams King into the apron and then hangs him up on the guardrail. RVD climbs up on the apron and dives off with a Corkscrew Guillotine Leg Drop!
Back from the break RVD hits King with a Jawbreaker and then hits the ropes and as King goes for a backdrop RVD backflips over him. RVD then catches a kick attempt from King and spins him around but King spins around right into a Cartwheel Kick to RVD! 1…2…NO RVD kicks out! King hits a Snap Suplex and floats over into a mount and reigns down right hands on RVD. 1…2…NO RVD kicks out and King starts showing some frustration. King kicks RVD and then whips him into the corner. King charges at RVD but eats a boot and then RVD catches him with a Bodyscissors Rollup! 1…2…NO King kicks out! RVD gets back up and hits a series of clotheslines followed by a Superkick that sends King into the corner! RVD then goes for a Rolling Monkey Flip but King lands on his feet! King charges at RVD but RVD nails him with a Spinning Heel Kick! RVD hits Rolling Thunder and then springs to the top! RVD goes for a damn 450 Splash! King rolls out of the way and then covers RVD! 1…2…NO RVD barely gets his shoulder up! King seems pissed at Hebner but I don’t know if he botched that or if he’s just selling. King has trouble lifting RVD up but then gets him up and hit’s the Royal Flush! 1…2…3!
Winner & NEW X-Champ: King via pinfall (Royal Flush)
In the back Sting is approached by Kurt Angle and asks him about his list of guys he wants for Team TNA. Sting shows him but Angle doesn’t seem too enthused about one of the members. Sting says “desperate times call for desperate measures.”
The announcers talk about the beatdown on Hogan from last week. Todd says that Hogan had to undergoe surgery due to the attack and then a picture from Hogan is shown after the surgery he had to undergo. Tazz says it’s photoshopped.
Aces & Eights comes down to the ring and Devon asks if Sting honestly believes he has a team that can take on Aces & Eights. He asks if Sting really thinks his team can dominant his club but then says he doesn’t know what Sting is thinking but he’s probably drinking Hogan’s kool aid that he’s been dishing out for years to all the “idiots” in the Impact Zone and the “jackasses” sitting at home. Devon says Aces & Eights will dominate TNA in 2013 and then announces DOC, KNOX, Anderson, Bischoff, and himself as Team Aces & Eights for Lethal Lockdown. Devon says the same thing that happened at BFG with Aces & Eights will happen at Lockdown, but this time Sting will be leading his team to the slaughter.
Sting’s music hits and he walks out onto the ramp and he says if Devon wants him to “testify” then he’ll do that right now. Sting says that his first teammate is going to get a “killer response because he IS a killer” and then introduces Samoa Joe! Joe comes out and stands beside Sting. Sting says he’s “real sorry” about his next teammate which Devon responds by asking “sorry about what you miserable moron?!” and then “Sorry about yo damn luck!” blares out over the speakers as James Storm walks out as the next member of Team TNA! Sting introduces the next member of Team TNA making his return to the Impact Zone…MAGNUS! The final member of Team TNA is someone that Aces & Eights put out as well and it’s “SHOWTIME!” Anderson gets pissed and says that’s neat that he keeps saying his catch phrase but who the hell is their partner. Sting repeats it and the fans lose their damn minds as ERIC YOUNG appears behind them! Team TNA hits the ring and the brawl is on! Team TNA clears the ring and Aces & Eights retreats as Team TNA stands tall in the ring and the Impact Zone goes nuts.
In the back the Gut Check contestants are getting ready and then a vignette hyping up Puerto Rican star Ivelise Felez. She was trained by Carlos Colon (Carlito’s dad) in Puerto Rico and debuted for WWC. She has MMA experience I believe and she wrestled some down in Mexico for AAA and Perros del Mal last year. She was also a part of the last WWE Tough Enough and was signed to a developmental deal before being cut. She tears up talking about her strained relationship with her mother due to her following her dream of wrestling. She says that she was on the streets homeless at one point before making up with her mother. She puts over the Knockouts division as the best but says that she’s the hottest female talent out right now.
Highlights of the brawl between Team TNA & Aces is shown and then Aces is freaking out in the parking lot. Kurt Angle looks on from far away and then says “let’s go” and follows behind them.
The other Knockout Gut Check contestant is Lei’d Tapa and I have absolutely no knowledge on her background. She says that she is from the Kingdom of Tonga (think King Haku) and that she’s been wrestling for 2 years. Her uncle is The Barbarian (former partner of Haku) and footage of her training with Barbarian are shown. She gets teary eyed when talking about the discussion she had with Barbarian before coming for this try out. He told her how proud he was of her and she believes everything happens for a reason and as long as you continue to work at it you will get there. She talks about attempting to fulfill her dreams and she wants to share her dream to give other people the belief that they can do it too.
Gut Check Challenge
Lei’d Tapa vs. Ivelise Felez
So we have a Puerto Rican Knockout here and a Tongan Knockout. Tenay mentions that Felez had an MMA fight scheduled for tomorrow and she canceled it when TNA offered her this shot. Tapa definitely has a unique look as she is relatively tall and pretty damn stout as well. Wow, Tapa’s size really comes into focus when she faces up with Felez as she absolutely dwarfs Felez. Felez leaps at Tapa and catches her with a Leaping Forearm but it only staggers the much bigger knockout. Tapa grabs Felez by the throat as she comes flying in for another forearm attempt. Tapa lifts Felez up into the air and chokes her in the air but Felez catches her with a nice armdrag out of nowhere as she was held high in the air! Felez then hits a spinning back kick and quickly grabs Tapa as she was bent over and locks in a Hanging Guillotine! Tapa breaks the hold and slams Felez to the mat before lifting her up into the air again! Felez breaks the hold with a series of elbows and then spins around Tapa and mounts her back and locks in a Rear Naked Choke! Tapa breaks the hold and counters Felez into a wristlock, but Felez counters with a series of leg kicks. Felez hits the ropes but runs right into the Kick of Fear from Tapa taking a page out of her uncle’s book there. Tapa whips Felez into the ropes and connects with a clothesline and then she follows up with a big Scoop Slam. Tapa picks Felez up and connects with a Haku like headbutt! Tapa whips Felez into the corner hard and then she whips her into the opposite corner and she charges at Felez, but Felez slides through the ropes to escape her. Felez then hits a Forearm Smash followed by a Zema Ion like Slingshot Tornado DDT through the ropes! Felez follows up with a Forearm Smash and then a running Splash followed by a gorgeous hurricanrana! Felez grabs Tapa but then walks right into the Samoan Drop! 1…2…NO Felez kicks out! Tapa argues with the referee which allows Felez time to recover and quickly catch Tapa in another Guillotine! Tapa tries to muscle out of the hold but ends up relenting and tapping out!
Winner: Felez via submission (Guillotine Choke)
In the back Aries approaches Hardy and lets Hardy know that he’s pulling for him at Lockdown because Ray is the golden child with Hogan in his back pocket. Aries laughs and says the roles are kind of reversed now because when he was facing Hardy it was Jeff that had Hogan in his back pocket. Aries says now he might know how it feels but he’s going to pull for him anyway.
Footage that TNA got of AJ Styles in his hometown is shown now. For the first time ever on TNA TV (I believe) AJ’s wife Wendy Jones is shown. She talks about their relationship and how they met in high school. His childhood friend Jay Oliver talks about growing up with him and says that the guy he grew up with is not the guy that AJ is now. Wendy says that all of the stuff last year with Crackhead Claire she didn’t know what to believe and that AJ started keeping to himself which led to her started to question him. His friend says AJ’s family needs AJ to get back to the way things were and then Wendy says this is too personal and she can’t do this anymore before walking off. AJ Styles pulls up and walks in looking ratty with messy hair and a full beard now. AJ looks at the camera man and gets pissed. He says “you guys just don’t get it” and walks back out and gets on his weird ass looking motorcycle and pulls off.
Footage of all the drama between Robbie E and Bigger Rob is shown.
Robbie E is in the ring and he says sometimes in life a “bro” has to admit when there is a bigger bro and a better bro. He says that he has come to that realization so he asks Bigger Rob to come down to the ring. Rob Terry walks down and this time Robbie E opens up the ropes for Bigger Rob. Robbie says this thing between he and Terry has gotten way out of hand and slapping him was him crossing the line. He says that he risked them being bros but more importantly he risked their friendship, bro. Robbie says their friendship has meant the world to him and he’s going to show him how much tonight. Robbie says he’s going to tell the world that Terry is the better bro, bro. He says he’s going to let Terry prove it with one more Bro Off. Robbie suggests they have some fun like old times and offers a fist bump which Terry accepts. The music hits and Robbie does his goofy ass dancing. Robbie then calls Bigger Rob the Bro Off Champion and for once he realizes that it’s him that deserves the spotlight. He says that he’s going to leave the ring and now Bigger Rob can give the people what they want. Robbie leaves and Terry starts doing his own goofy ass dancing before Robbie slides back in and nails Terry with the picture frame that was at ringside! Robbie screams “you’re a piece of garbage” but Terry stands back up and looks like he’s about to prison rape Robbie! He pulls the picture frame off his head and then Robbie bails as Robbie goes into a roid rage.
In the back Aries approaches Bully Ray who is getting ready for his match. Aries says he’s pulling for Ray and he tells Aries to cut the crap. Ray says he isn’t going to stir him up and then he says that Aries is one of the best wrestlers in the world and one hell of a tag team wrestling and he knows a little something about tag team wrestling. Ray asks Aries if he likes that belt (the tag belt) and Aries says he does. Ray says that’s good because he isn’t going to be wearing the World Title anytime soon because Ray is going to be the one with that strap. Ray tells Aries to get out of his face and then Aries tells him to tell Brooke hello for him before walking away and Ray calls him a “wise ass.”
Kurt Angle has obviously found the Aces & Eights clubhouse as he walks into a building that says “POSTED: NO TRESPASSING.”
Bad Influence vs. “Charismatic Engima” Jeff Hardy & Bully Ray
Ray point at Taz as he walks out and screams “I haven’t forgotten about you, scumbag. Ray and Daniels will start this one out. They lockup and Daniels forces him into the corner and chops him but then Ray explodes out of the corner with a clothesline. Ray then hits a series of headbutts followed by a sick chop! Ray slams Daniels into the top turnbuckle and lights him up with another chop! Kaz comes flying in but gets sent up into the lights with a huge backdrop! This does allow Daniels time to recover and hit Ray with a Flying Forearm. Kaz tags in and then Bad Influence hits a Double Suplex followed by the Gangnam Style dance only to eat a double clothesline from Ray! Ray then mocks their dance and hits a series of jabs to Bad Influence followed by elbows! Hardy comes in and clotheslines Daniels over the top and then Ray lifts Kaz up into the air and Hardy comes over and they hit a Reverse 3D!
Back from the break Hardy slingshots Kazarian back into the ring and then he and Ray whip Kaz into the corner. Ray then whips Ray into a Splash on Kaz and then Ray drops down on all fours and Hardy dives off his back with Poetry In Motion! Daniels comes charging in but they sidestep him and Daniels crashes into Kaz! Hardy whips Daniels into the opposite corner and then whips Ray into a Splash on him! Hardy then sets up for Poetry In Motion again but this time Kaz slams him down to the mat by his hair. Daniels then clotheslines Ray and tosses Hardy into the corner. Daniels slams Hardy into Kaz’s boot and then he stomps on Hardy before tagging Kaz back in. Bad Influence whips Hardy into the ropes, Kaz leapfrogs Hardy, Daniels lays Hardy out with a clothesline, and then Daniels Hip Tosses Kaz into a Somersault Leg Drop on Hardy! 1…2…NO Hardy kicks out! Kaz gets Hardy in a modified surfboard but Hardy fights up to his feet and breaks the hold with elbows. Hardy reaches for a tag but Kaz grabs him by the hair and tosses him into the Bad Influence corner. Daniels tags in and Kaz holds Hardy as Daniels kicks away at him. Daniels whips Hardy into the ropes and then lifts Hardy up into the air as Kaz comes flying in with a Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop and Daniels hits a Sidewalk Slam at the same time! Kaz knocks Ray off the apron as Daniels covers Hardy for a nearfall. Daniels hits Hardy with an uppercut and then whips him into the opposite corner. Daniels charges at him but Hardy counters with a back elbow and then he springs to the top and dives off with the Whisper In The Wind! Hardy makes the hot tag and Ray lays out Daniels with a series of clotheslines and then a backdrop! Kaz comes charging in but eats a Hip Toss and then a clothesline! Ray is a house afire as he hits a Uranage Suplex on Daniels! 1…2…NO Daniels kicks out and Kaz climbs up top, but Ray catches him and tosses him off with a Press Slam! Ray hits a Sidewalk Slam on Daniels, 1…2…NO Kaz breaks it up! Ray tosses Kaz out of the ring and then tags Hardy back in. Ray hits a Scoop Slam on Daniels and Hardy climbs to the top, but Kaz pulls him off top crotching him on the ropes! Kaz then nails Ray with a jawbreaker on the top rope and he stumbles back into an Enziguri from Daniels! Daniels hits an STO on Hardy! 1…2…NO Hardy kicks out! Kaz mounts Ray in the corner and lays into him with right hands as Daniels works on Hardy on the other side. Ray shoves Kaz off launching him across the ring and then nails him with a Big Boot! Ray then lifts Daniels up on his shoulders as Hardy climbs to the top! Ray drops Hardy with the Electric Chair Drop! Hardy dives off with the Swanton Bomb! 1…2…3!
Winners: Hardy & Ray via pinfall (Swanton Bomb)
Kurt Angle has invaded the Aces & Eights clubhouse! He lays out Mr. Anderson with a pipe and then takes Devon out! Angle walks into a room where a massive masked member is standing (I’m not sure if that’s the VP or not) and asks “who the hell are you?” before the two start trading blows. Angle breaks a bottle over his head and then pulls his mask off and looks stunned as he screams “holy sh*t” and screams “HOW COULD YOU!” Wes Brisco attacks him from behind and the rest of Aces stomps Angle out as they jump on him. Anderson chokes Angle with a chain as we cut off and go to Bellator.
That big guy definitely sounded like Abyss/Joseph Park to me as Angle was beating on him.
“Final Impact” thoughts on tonight’s show will be up tomorrow.
1) TNA Knockouts Title: Velvet Sky (c) def. Tara to retain the title!
2) Austin Aries def. Hernandez
3) TNA X-Division Title: Kenny King def. RVD (c) to win the title!
4) Ivelise Felez def. Lei’d Tapa
5) Jeff Hardy & Bully Ray def. Bad Influence
Scheduled for Next Week:
- TNA World Title Steel Cage Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Bully Ray
- Lethal Lockdown Steel Cage Match: Team TNA (Sting, James Storm, Samoa Joe, Magnus, & Eric Young) vs. Aces & Eights (Devon, DOC, KNOX, Mr. Anderson, & Garett Bischoff)
- Steel Cage Match: Wes Brisco vs. Kurt Angle
- TNA Knockouts Title: Velvet Sky (c) vs. Gail Kim
- TNA Tag Team Titles Triple Threat: Bobby Roode & Austin Aries (c) vs. Bad Influence vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Hernandez
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