TNA Impact Wrestling Results
Cincinnati, OH (Cincinnati Gardens)
November 7, 2013
Commentators: Taz & Mike Tenay
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
I’m back and Impact opens up with Dixie Carter arriving to the arena “moments ago” with Pacman Jones of the Bengals. She runs in to Mr. Anderson and he wants another match with Bully Ray. She says that she can make it happen but he has to do her a favor and “bring it to him.” She introduces Pacman to Anderson and then says they have some business to take care of.
A vignette highlighting the upcoming World Title Tournament and the Full Metal Mayhem Match tonight between Hardy and Sabin. Inside the arena Tenay and Taz hype up the card for tonight. Pacman Jones is shown at ringside along with fellow Bengal DeQuina Evans.
The Main Event Mafia’s music hits and the group comes down to the ring together for the first time in a couple of months (minus Rampage obviously). Tenay points out that Angle, Joe, and Magnus are all involved in the World Title Tournament. Sting says that he reformed the MEM for two reasons to get rid of Bully Ray as World Champion and to keep A&8 at bay and MEM can say mission accomplished now. He says that came with hardships and they faced it all, and it’s been tough on them all. He says that they’ve been talking as a family and as of tonight MEM will be “put back on the shelf” until further notice. He says that they’ve all agreed to this because of the tribulation they’ve been going through and he says that they all have different things going on. Sting says he has to deal with the fact that he was giving one shot only to get back into the World Title picture and he came up short. Sting says that Magnus seized the moment and that’s what the business is about.
Sting says he knows Angle will seize the moment again and become World Champion again. Sting says Joe will become World Champion again one day. He says that Magnus will too seize the moment and finally become World Champion for the first time. Sting says he loves them like his brother and he says now he’s going to deal with something called “entitlement.” Sting says there are certain people in the back that feel like this business owes them something and feel like they should come into TNA and be right on top without having to pay any dues. Sting says he was not taught that way and he has respect for the business especially for those that came before him. Sting hugs each member of MEM and leaves the ring.
Samoa Joe says for the past few months he’s had the backs of the MEM members and it’s been a pleasure but he and the fans have been denied a Samoa Joe championship run for far too long. He says unfortunately the road to that championship starts with Magnus and he’s more than sure it will have to go through Angle. Joe says he considers them friends but he intends on reminding them why they make far better enemies and then leaves the ring.
Magnus says that Kurt is on a “road to redemption” and he appreciates that and applauds it because he is the greatest of all time and he can look Kurt in the eyes when he tells him that, but that road to redemption just so happens to be his road to destiny. Magnus says after he goes through Joe and he comes down to he and Angle if he has to he will mow Kurt down. Magnus says he only has one thing left on his mind and that’s gold, World Championship gold. Magnus says he intends to become the World Champion for the first time in his career and leaves Angle alone in the ring to a smattering of boos before an “Angle” chant breaks out.
Angle says it’s been an honor to run with MEM but Sting is right and they have to go their separate ways and achieve their own goals. Kurt says that his goal just like Joe and Magnus is to win the World Title and win the tournament. Angle says he has to do this to prove that he is HOF worthy. He says last week was another setback because he was told by doctors not to wrestle but he did and got knocked down by Roode again. Angle says he talked to his own doctor this week but before he can say anything else Roode’s music interrupts him.
Roode walks out to the ring and says this whole thing is pathetic and he is embarrassed for Angle. Roode says week after week Kurt makes excuses and tells him to be a man and admit that he lost to Roode twice back to back. Roode tells him to admit it and move on just like Roode is moving on because the World Title Tournament is here. Roode says he is here to tell Angle man-to-man that if he happens to get to the Finals he will have no problem kicking Angle’s ass for a third time. Angle says he has Austin Aries next week first but eventually he does expect to meet Roode in the finals, and when that happens his ass is Angle’s! Angle says maybe he doesn’t want to wait until the finals to kick his ass and then he decks Roode!
Roode and Angle brawl until security and referees run out to break them up. Angle tackles Roode and they continue to try and pull the two apart.
Back from the break Angle is sitting in a chair in the ring and he says he isn’t going anywhere and that if Roode doesn’t come back out and fight him he’s nothing but a “freaking coward.” Roode obliges him and they meet on the ramp and continue the brawl! Referees and security again come out to separate them along with Al Snow and Simon Diamond. A “let them fight” chant breaks out. Angle breaks away from security and goes after Roode again! Finally Bad Influence run out and hold Roode back as Magnus and Joe come back out and hold Angle back. Angle and Roode continue to talk trash to each other and continue to try and get to each other.
Taz and Tenay talk about Full Metal Mayhem again. Bad Influence talk trash to Pacman Jones and Evans at ringside and even shove them down! Pacman and Evans jump the rail and attack Bad Influence in the ring! They body slam Daniels and Kaz as they attempted suplexes! Marvin Lewis is probably throwing chairs around his living room right about now, can’t believe he was too thrilled seeing that.
Jeff Hardy and Sabin were shown arriving earlier today.
Turning Point has been announced for November 21st on SpikeTV and the Title Tournament will continue that night.
Backstage Garett Bischoff and Knux are shown arriving when Mr. Anderson approaches them. He says he wants a match with Bully and it has nothing to do with them. He says he gets their loyalty but the best thing that ever happened to him was getting his colors stripped from the club. He tells them to get out while they can.
TNA Knockouts #1 Contenders Triple Threat
Brooke Tessmacher vs. ODB vs. Velvet Sky
Brooke does a little bit of twerking before the match and then Velvet grinds on the ropes. ODB didn’t seem amused so she chest bumps Brooke and then whips Velvet into her. ODB hits a double Bronco Buster in the corner! She covers Velvet for a nearfall and then goes for a Fall Away Slam but Brooke rolls her up for a nearfall. Brooke slams Velvet into ODB knocking her out to the floor and then Brooke chops Velvet. Brooke whips Velvet into the ropes but Velvet bounces back with a series of clotheslines. Velvet hits a back elbow and then a round kick. Velvet hits a Leaping Neckbreaker for a nearfall before ODB breaks it up. ODB hits a Running Powerslam on Velvet! Brooke kicks ODB and then a Swinging Neckbreaker! Brooke climbs up top and hits a Flying Elbow Drop on ODB! Brooke sells an elbow injury as she lands and then we see Gail Kim and Lai’D Tapa walking down the ramp.
Back from the break all three women are exchanging strikes in the center of the ring. Eventually ODB lays out both of them with forearms. ODB then puts Brooke in a Half Crab and as Taz says, “ODB, she knows crabs.” Velvet walks over and grabs Brooke’s other leg putting her in another Half Crab, so I guess that would make it a Whole Crab. ODB and Velvet forearm each other as they let Brooke go. Velvet gets pissed and hits a series of chops but then ODB takes her down with a shoulder block. ODB slams Brooke on top of Velvet and then she realizes Gail is on the floor. Tapa gets between them and dares ODB to attack. Brooke hits a Slingshot Dropkick through the ropes on ODB on the floor. Brooke punches her repeatedly but then Velvet clotheslines Brooke! Velvet tosses Brooke back into the ring and then tosses ODB in as well. Velvet covers Brooke but only gets a nearfall so she rolls ODB over and pins her for a nearfall as well. Velvet attempts to whip Brooke into the ropes but Brooke counters into a Shortarm Clothesline. Brooke climbs up top and dives off with a Double Flying Cross Body on ODB and Velvet! Gail gets up on the apron with Tapa distracting Velvet. Brooke charges at Velvet but eats a boot and then Velvet goes for the In Yo Face but Gail Kim attacks her.
Winner: NO CONTEST
Gail hits the In Yo Face on Velvet and then Tapa hits the Swinging Stunner on Brooke. ODB knocks Gail out of the ring and exchange strikes with Tapa! ODB hits the ropes but Tapa grabs her by the throat and hits that Spinning Stunner on her! Gail gets on the stick and asks if this is really her competition. Gail says she has beaten everyone and there is no competition left for her in this division and with Tapa by her side she is unstoppable. Gail says as of this moment she is issuing an open challenge for any female wrestler outside of TNA to face her, and if they beat her then she’ll give them a title shot. Gail remains us that she was the first ever KO Champ, the longest reigning champ, and the greatest champ of all time.
A vignette highlighting AJ’s title win that says “The following is brought to you by The Friends of AJ” is shown. Then clips of his title defense over El Mesias in AAA this weekend are shown as he says he can’t wait to keep taking his title to the fans.
Hardy and Sabin are shown warming up backstage.
Bischoff and Knux talk about what Anderson said earlier and then Bully Ray approaches them and asks what they’re talking about. Ray says he hears and sees everything that goes on involving the club. He says he knows about their little talk with Anderson and Garett says they were going to tell him anyway about that. Ray says he brought the club together for them all not just himself, but Bischoff says it hasn’t been about “us” in a long time. Bischoff asks when the last time they even had a vote and Knux says everything has been just Ray’s decision for the last year. Ray says Knux has never been the brains of the operation and they’re his decision because he’s the president. Bischoff says they have to come together but Knux gets pissed and says he’s sick of all of this. Knux says they’re voting tonight all of them including Taz and he doesn’t care what Ray has to say about it. Ray looks shocked at Knux’s outburst and he tells Bischoff to make sure he votes the right way.
Dixie Carter is on the phone in her office bitching about the AJ Styles vignette. Whoever it is on the phone says that someone bought the ad time on “local affiliates” (meaning commercials) so there is nothing they can do. EC3 walks into her office and she says that she wants EC3 to pick his opponent this week. EC3 sarcastically says that she has given him some world class talent to pick from and it’s very stiff competition. Dixie reminds him that they are Carter’s and the world needs them.
Garett Bishoff and Knux are in the ring and Bischoff says they are here to have a vote that decides the future of A&8. Knux asks Taz to come into the ring and then Bully Ray comes out. Bully is pissed and he asks the fans if they know who he is, but Bischoff snatches the microphone away and says they all know who he is. He says that Bully has been a poison that has torn A&8 apart because it’s always been about him and his ego rather than the club. He says whether he likes it or not this vote is happening but then Mr. Anderson walks out and interrupts them.
Anderson tells them not to mind him and then laughs and says he just wants to see this in person. Bischoff says his vote is that he’s out and then he takes off his cut and places it on a ring post. Ray says he can always count on Knux and he has been the rock for A&8 so he should do the right thing. Knux says he doesn’t need Ray or the club or the colors and then he takes off his cut as well. Bully says it’s going to be a tie then since they won’t out but they know how Taz and Ray are going to vote and a tie goes to the president. Ray says he votes they keep it right how things are with A&8. Ray says that since Taz is his best friend in the world they all know how he will vote because unlike Bischoff and Knux he knows how to do what his president tells him to do.
Taz takes the microphone and says Bully needs to pump his brakes a little bit. Taz says that they’ve done the right thing their entire careers and he knows the club has rolling to Ray’s agenda and that only. Taz says Bischoff and Knux are right and he’s done. Taz hands over his cut to Bully! Ray losses his mind and tells Taz to put his colors back on now. Taz refuses and tells Bully to make him! Bully looks to Bischoff and Knux but they back out of the ring. Ray tells him one more time to put his colors back on and fall back in line. Taz again tells him to make him do it. Ray gets pissed and says this is all Anderson’s fault and he has screwed everything up.
Anderson says Dixie has already agreed so at November 21st at Turning Point but he doesn’t want to wrestle Bully, he wants to fight him in a No DQ Match! Ray calls him an ungrateful son of a bitch and says that he has hated Anderson since day one. Ray says he’s never understood how a guy like Anderson who respects a guy like Stone Cold so much he can’t believe he forgot the very first rule (don’t trust anybody) and then Knux and Bischoff attack him from behind as Taz puts his cut back on as well! They toss Anderson into the ring and then Knux Big Boots Anderson.
Bully hits Anderson repeatedly with the chain as he says he should never trust anybody. Bully says “when you ride with the Aces and Eights, you never walk alone!”
I was just informed by my dad via text that Stanford leads Oregon 17-0 at the half, Roll Tide y’all.
Bobby Roode runs down to ringside and screams at the announcers before grabbing a microphone. He screams that this isn’t over with Angle and he’s going to kick his ass TONIGHT! He screams for Angle to get out to the ring now. As the fans chant for Angle the lights go out and EC3’s music hits.
Ethan Carter III vs. Dewey Barnes
Dewey Barnes is getting his second shot at EC3. Barnes has a big paw print on the ass of his tights, yeah I have no idea. They lockup and EC3 hits Barnes with a knee to the gut and then hits him with a series of rights and lefts in the corner. EC3 whips Barnes into the turnbuckles again and then hits a clothesline. EC3 a suplex as the fans are not having any of this right now. EC3 punt kicks Barnes in the ribs and then does it a second time. As he goes for a third punt Barnes moves and hits a series of jabs followed by a dropkick that sends EC3 into the corner. Barnes mounts EC3 in the corner but EC3 shoves him away and goes for a clothesline but Barnes counters into a Swinging Neckbreaker! Barnes climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick, but EC3 sidesteps it and then he hits the One Percenter (Headlock Driver).
Winner: EC3 via pinfall (One Percenter)
EC3 reminds us who he is and the world needs Carter’s.
Joseph Park is eating Halloween candy when Bad Influence approach him. Daniels points out how Park wasn’t here last week and Abyss showed up and now Abyss is nowhere to be seen and Park is here. Daniels pours out his candy and then EY shows up. EY suggests a tag match tonight between the two teams.
Bad Influence vs. Joseph Park & “Showtime” Eric Young
EY and Daniels look to lock up but Kaz hits EY from behind. Bad Influence whip EY into the ropes and then attempt a double clothesline, but EY ducks and then shoves Daniels into Kaz and dropkicks Daniels! EY hits a Spinning Clothesline on Kaz and tags Park into the match. They whip Kaz into the ropes and hit him with a double back elbow. Park hits a Scoop Slam on Kaz and tags EY back into the match. EY hits a diving axe handle off the top on Kaz and then he attempts to whip Kaz into the corner but Kaz reverses it. EY does a headstand on the top rope which irritates Kaz so he charges towards Kaz onto to eat a Headscissors Takeover from EY that sends him out to the floor. EY hits a Suicide Dive through the ropes onto Kaz on the floor! EY tosses Kaz back in and then dives off the top with a Flying Cross Body! 1…2…NO Kaz kicks out! EY attempts to whip Kaz into the corner again but again Kaz reverses it and this time EY flips over the top to the apron. EY hits a shoulder block through the ropes on Kaz but then kicks EY’s legs out from under him and EY crashes hard on the apron face first. Daniels tosses EY back into the ring and Kaz tags Daniels into the match. Bad Influence take EY down to his knees and then Kaz kicks him in the chest and Daniels hits a Sliding Clothesline to his back! Kaz then hits an Elbow Drop and Daniels covers him for a nearfall. Daniels slams EY head first into Kaz’s boot and then he hits a big right hand and lays his knee across EY’s throat. Daniels goes for a Back Suplex but EY blocks it and hits one of his own! Both men are down now. EY gets the hot tag to Park but Kaz had the referee’s attention. Bad Influence puts the boots to EY and then they attempt to whip EY into the ropes, but EY reverses it sending Kaz into the ropes. Kaz goes for a clothesline but EY ducks and he hits Daniels! EY clotheslines Kaz and then finally gets the hot tag to Park! Park clotheslines Daniels and then takes Kaz down as well. Park hits scoop slams on both members of Bad Influence and then he hits a Splash on Daniels in one corner and attempts another on Kaz in the other corner, but Kaz slides through the ropes to avoid it. Kaz climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick but Park moves out of the way and locks him in a Boston Crab! Daniels clotheslines Park but walks into a huge straight right from EY! EY and Daniels brawl on the outside and Daniels whips EY hard into the ring steps! Daniels grabs the hammer used to ring the bell but the referee takes it away and when he turns around Daniels grabs his appletini. In the ring Park goes for a Samoan Drop but Daniels tosses the drink in his face and Kaz rolls him up! 1…2…3!
Winners: Bad Influence via pinfall (rollup)
Kurt Angle comes down to the ring and says Roode was looking for him and he’s waiting for him. Instead Austin Aries walks out and says that with all due respect he’s been watching what’s going on and he understands that Angle’s focus and mind is on Bobby Roode, but next week he isn’t stepping in the ring with Roode he’s stepping in the ring with Aries. Aries says he has nothing but respect for Angle and he knows why they call him a cyborg but he’s also been called a wrestling machine. Aries says if Angle doesn’t bring 100% focus to that ring next week he stands 0% change of beating the greatest man that ever lived. Dixie Carter appears on the big screen and says it’s time to spin the Wheel of Dixie. The wheel lands on Submission Match! Aries says he’ll see Angle next week. Roode runs down the ramp and hits Aries as he comes down and jumps Angle! Roode slams Angel into the ring steps and beats Angle down! Aries hits Roode from behind and starts beating on Roode! Angle pulls Aries off and goes after Roode and then Aries comes back and starts brawling with Angle now! Security finally runs out and separates everyone.
TNA World Title Tournament Quarterfinals
Full Metal Mayhem Match
“Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Sabin w/Velvet Sky
This is only the second time Sabin has taken part in a Full Metal Mayhem (the first was the Generation Me/Machine Guns match a few years ago) while Hardy has taken part in two Full Metal Mayhems but has never won one. Weapons are set up all around ringside including tables, ladders, chairs, and trash cans. Sabin offers a handshake as the bell rings but goes for a kick instead. Hardy catches his foot and kicks Sabin and then slams him into the turnbuckles. Sabin begs off but then grabs Hardy’s pants and slams him into the turnbuckles. Sabin stomps on him and then whips him into the opposite corner but Hardy floats up into a Spinning Headscissors Takeover! Sabin rolls out to the floor and Hardy hits a Slingshot Dropkick through the ropes followed by a Flying Clothesline off the apron leaping over a table to hit Sabin! Hardy tosses a trashcan into the ring and then puts the boots to Sabin. Hardy finds a ladder and slides it in the ring. Sabin grabs the other end of the ladder and then Sabin shoves the ladder into Hardy slamming him into the turnbuckles. Sabin slams the ladder into Hardy again and then leans it against the ropes. Sabin hangs Hardy up in the ropes and hits a Rolling Cutter onto the ladder! 1…2…NO Hardy kicks out! Hardy leans the ladder in a corner and then he attempts to suplex Hardy onto it but Hardy blocks it and goes for a Front Suplex onto the ladder. Sabin blocks that and then crawls through Hardy’s legs to escape him and then he charges at Hardy but gets backdropped onto the ladder! A big “Hardy” chant breaks out and then he slams a trashcan into the head of Sabin! 1…2…NO Sabin kicks out! Hardy picks up a metal crutch and hits Sabin with it and then he grabs a table from ringside and tries to slide it in the ring but one of the legs broke on it pissing Hardy off. He finds another table and slides it in the ring. Hardy leads the ladder up in a corner and then he attempts the Alley Oop into the table but Sabin counters with a hurricanrana! Sabin charges at Hardy but eats an elbow and then Hardy quickly springs to the top for the Whisper In The Wind, but Sabin crotches Hardy on the top and nails him with a chair! Sabin hangs Hardy upside down in the corner and starts pulling on the ear rings of Hardy towards him. Sabin then puts a chair in Hardy’s face and hits the Hesitation Dropkick! Sabin stands on Hardy’s balls in the corner but Hardy grabs the ladder and hits Sabin with it! Hardy slams the chair into Sabin again and then sets it up in the corner. Hardy dives off it with the Poetry in Motion! Hardy then clotheslines Sabin over the top! Hardy sets another table up at ringside and slams Sabin into the steps and then lays him out on it. Hardy climbs up top and dives off with a Splash but Sabin rolls off the table as Hardy crash and burns! Sabin tosses Hardy back into the ring and then sets a table up in the center of the ring. Sabin lays Hardy on top of it and then climbs up top. Sabin dives off the top with a Splash but Hardy gets his knees up! Both Hardy and Sabin crash through the table but Sabin landed square on Hardy’s knees. Both men get back to their feet and Hardy catches Sabin with the Twist of Fate! Hardy sets up the ladder near a corner and then climbs to the top rope. Hardy leaps off the top and over the ladder into a Swanton Bomb using the ladder to get more air! 1…2…3!
Winner: Hardy via pinfall (Swanton Bomb)
Doctors run out to check on Sabin along with Velvet Sky as Hardy celebrates the win.
“Final Thoughts” will be up shortly.
1) TNA Knockouts Title #1 Contenders Triple Threat: ODB, Velvet Sky, and Brooke Tessmacher fought to a NO CONTEST
2) EC3 def. Dewey Barnes
3) Bad Influence def. Joseph Park & Eric Young
4) TNA World Title Tournament Quarterfinals Full Metal Mayhem Match: Jeff Hardy def. Chris Sabin
Scheduled for Next Week:
-TNA World Title Tournament Quarterfinals Submission Match: Kurt Angle vs. Austin Aries
Turning Point (11/21) Lineup:
-TNA World Title Tournament
-No DQ Match: Bully Ray vs. Mr. Anderson
TNA World Title Tournament Brackets
– Jeff Hardy def. Chris Sabin (11/07)
– Kurt Angle vs. Austin Aries (11/14)
– Bobby Roode vs. James Storm (11/21)
– Magnus vs. Samoa Joe (11/28)
– Semifinals (TBA)
– Finals (TBA)
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