TNA Impact Wrestling Results
Orlando, FL (Impact Zone)
May 1, 2014
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Fresh off the heels of this past weekend’s “Sacrifice” PPV Impact opens up with highlights from Sacrifice, and then Bully Ray is shown spray painting a table backstage.
Earlier today EY talks about his reign with the Title and says that he is the only one not surprised he still has the belt. He walks into MVP’s office and MVP congratulates him on retaining the belt. MVP says that there wasn’t a level playing field before he got here but now EY is the World Champion. EY says he has dreamt of holding the title forever and now it’s a reality and the fans deserve a fighting champion. He says he wants this party to continue tonight and he wants to defend the title tonight. MVP says he respects that and that’s why he has something very special in order.
Mr. Anderson and Gunner walk into the office and he says that they should be rewarded for their success lately. Roode then walks in and says he should be rewarded as well because he beat Bully Ray. MVP laughs at the way Roode won but Roode says that a win is a win. MVP says that since EY went through a test of endurance to win the title they will do the same for the challengers. MVP says they will draw cards and the highest card gets a bye. The lower two cards then face each other with the winner of that match facing the man with the highest card in a #1 Contenders Match.
Anderson draws a 4 of spades and Gunner draws a 4 of diamonds while Roode has an ace of diamonds. That means Gunner and Anderson will face each other with the winner facing Roode.
Magnus comes down to the ring and he bitches about the #1 Contenders Tournament this week and he not being a part of it. Magnus says he wants MVP to come out and explain himself and the reason that Magnus isn’t in the title picture.
Abyss appears in the crowd and Magnus comes right after him! Abyss and Magnus brawl around ringside and then Abyss grabs a chair and swings at Magnus. Magnus sidesteps the chair and rolls back into the ring. Magnus puts the boots to Abyss as Abyss tries to get in the ring as well. Abyss grabs Magnus by the throat but Magnus kicks him in the balls. Magnus hits the ropes but Abyss grabs him by the throat again and this time Chokeslams him!
Abyss grabs the chair as the fans chant “we want Janice.” Abyss obliges them and pulls Janice out from under the ring! Magnus bails out of the ring and retreats up the ramp as Abyss climbs back in the ring.
Bully Ray comes out now and he is carrying a table. Bully has spray painted “DIXIE” on the table which he sets it up in the corner. Bully is selling his ribs as he walks around the ring. He says that Dixie snuck up behind him and pushed him off the turnbuckles through two tables at Sacrifice. He says that he has bruised and fractured ribs, but he is STILL standing! He says he may not be as big and bad as he used to be but he is still tough as nails and it will take more than an ugly woman like Dixie to end his career. Bully promises that if he sees Dixie tonight she will go through the table he brought to the ring!
A limo is shown arriving in the parking lot and Dixie Carter gets out of it.
Rockstar Spud approaches Dixie in the back and tries to hide her with a garbage bag. Spud tells her what Bully just said but she laughs and asks if he really thinks that she is afraid of Bully. Dixie asks Spud if he saw what she did to Bully on Sunday night. Dixie says she didn’t even break a sweat but Spud says that is the problem because now he wants to put Dixie through a table. She says that Bully is all bark and no bite and that she doesn’t take kindly to being threatened.
TNA World Title #1 Contenders Tournament Semifinals
“The Modern Day Asshole” Mr. Anderson vs. “The Modern Day Viking” Gunner
Anderson defeated Samuel Shaw in a ridiculous Committed Match at Sacrifice while Gunner beat James Storm in a wild, vicious I Quit Match. Gunner and Anderson lockup and Anderson gets Gunner in a side headlock. Gunner reverses it and Anderson counters back into one of his own. Gunner reverses it back but Anderson shoves him into the ropes only to get run over with a shoulder block. Gunner hits the ropes and Anderson catches him with a Hip Toss attempt, but Gunner blocks it and attempts one of his own. Anderson counters into a Spinning Neckbreaker attempt but Gunner shoves him away. Gunner gets Anderson in another side headlock but Anderson reverses it into a hammerlock and then transitions into a side headlock. Gunner forces Anderson into the corner but Anderson fights out and goes back to the headlock. Gunner slams Anderson into the corner and Anderson goes right back to the headlock yet again. This time Gunner slams Anderson into the corner and immediately hits a Snapmare Takeover. Gunner quickly locks in a chinlock on Anderson but Anderson is able to reverse it into a hammerlock on the mat. Gunner fights up to his feet and catches Anderson with a back elbow. Gunner hits the ropes but Anderson runs him over with a clothesline for a quick nearfall. Anderson puts Gunner in a side headlock but Gunner slams him into the turnbuckles face first. Anderson fights back with a back elbow but Gunner responds with a Running Back Elbow. Gunner whips Anderson into the ropes and then attempts a clothesline but Anderson ducks and goes for a Cross Body Block! Gunner catches Anderson and hits a Snap Fall Away Slam! Gunner climbs up top but he sees James Storm running down to the ring. Gunner knocks Storm off the apron and then turns around into a Mic Check attempt from Anderson! Gunner elbows Anderson repeatedly and shoves him into the turnbuckles. Gunner attempts to whip Anderson into the opposite corner but Anderson reverses it and then charges at Gunner. As Anderson was charging at Gunner Storm went for a Leaping Enziguri on Gunner, but Gunner moves and Storm nails Anderson as the referee was turned away! Gunner hits the Hanger 18! 1…2…3!
Winner: Gunner via pinfall (Hanger 18)
Magnus is still bitching about not being in the title picture backstage when someone with a Gunner like beard walks up to him. Magnus calls this person “Bram” and seems to be shocked as he hugs the person. He asks Bram what he is doing here and Bram says he is here to see Magnus because they need to talk. Bram is actually former NXT wrestler Kenneth Cameron who was a part of The Ascension tag team in WWE/NXT.
Backstage Bram says he’s come here to “knock some bloody sense” into Magnus, yep he’s British too. Bram says Magnus is a sorry excuse for what he used to be. He says that Magnus is an embarrassment to himself, his friends, and the UK. He asks Magnus if he remembers the good old days and points to his suit saying that this isn’t him. He asks Magnus if he remembers their days back in the day fighting and says that Magnus has gone soft. Magnus gets in Bram’s face and tells him to watch it but Bram shoves him against the lockers and tells him to watch it. He says that he is here for Magnus’ own good.
Ethan Carter III is in the ring and he says in seven days he as the opportunity of his career for a dream match against Kurt Angle. He says that match was supposed to happen at Lockdown but he injured Angle’s knee before the event. Now Kurt is back and that makes EC3 very happy. EC3 says he can’t validate himself as the new American Icon until he defeats Kurt Angle. He says that he has never been pinned or submitted in TNA, and he sure as hell isn’t going to start now. EC3 says that tonight he has a special treat and he is an accomplished mat technician claiming to be 280-0 in high school. The fans loudly chant “where’s your boyfriend” at him. EC3 says it’s funny the fans chant that at him because he needs a sparring partner tonight and that partner is Spud!
Spud comes out in an amateur wrestling singlet even wearing some headgear too. Spud and EC3 say that even in training accidents can happen so the fans shouldn’t try this at home.
EC3 takes Spud down and then puts Spud in a Rolling Front Facelock before letting him up. They shake hands and EC3 takes Spud down again with a Front Facelock. He lets Spud up again and then tells Spud to “assume the position” which makes the fans pop a little bit too much. Spud gets down in the amateur wrestling stance and then EC3 goes to take him down until Angle comes out and interrupts them.
Angle says what they’re doing is “real cute” and he would come down there and school them both, but he wants EC3 to know what he is getting into next week. Angle says if EC3 shows up next week he won’t be facing “some foul mouth midget like you were just humping” or a prep school buddy. He says EC3 won’t even be facing “Kurt Angle, Olympic Gold Medalist” because that Angle plays by the rules. He says the Angle that EC3 will be facing is out for blood! He says that EC3 injured him and then mocked him which pissed him off even more. Angle says he will beat EC3 next week snapping that unbeaten streak but he will also hurt him and snap his ankle. Angle tells EC3 to enjoy walking around for the next week because the pain begins in seven days! It’s real, it’s damn real!
The Beautiful People talk about their celebration tonight and they say that it will be epic.
The video package from Sunday where Knux told Rebel that they were bringing “Crazy Steve and The Freak” with them to TNA is shown. A graphic appears saying “The Menagerie Debuts Next Thursday” which I assume is Knux’s new faction.
TNA World Title #1 Contenders Tournament Finals
“The Modern Day Viking” Gunner vs. “The IT Factor” Bobby Roode
Gunner defeated Anderson earlier tonight while Roode received a bye. The winner faces EY in the Main Event for the World Title! Gunner and Roode lockup and Roode kicks Gunner in the gut. Roode beats on Gunner in the corner with repeated right hands and then he stomps Gunner down. Roode attempts to whip Gunner into the ropes but Gunner reverses it and then goes for a backdrop. Roode kicks Gunner but then Gunner runs him over with a shoulder block followed by a series of punches and headbutts. Gunner whips Roode into the ropes and lifts him way up into the air with a backdrop followed by a Diving Headbutt for a nearfall. Gunner reaches down to grab Roode but Roode pulls him through the ropes to the floor by his tights. Roode goes out and stomps on Gunner and then flings him into the ring steps! Roode slams Gunner into the ring steps again and then tosses him into the ring and covers him for a nearfall. Roode stomps on Gunner and then eats a series of headbutts from Gunner. Roode catches Gunner with an elbow and then a boot. He climbs up top and dives off with the Blockbuster for another nearfall. Roode puts Gunner in a modified Surfboard but Gunner fights out of it only to eat a boot from Roode. Roode follows up with a dropkick and then he taunts the crowd before climbing back up top. Roode dives off with a Flying Cross Body, but Gunner counters into a Fall Away Slam! Gunner hits a series of Double Axe Handles and then he whips Roode into the corner. Gunner hits a Running Knee followed by a High Knee! Gunner goes for Hanger 18 but Roode rakes his eyes and then goes for a rollup. Gunner holds the ropes to block it and the connects with a Spike DDT! 1…2…NO Roode kicks out! Roode rolls out to the apron and Gunner grabs him to pull him back in, but Roode manages a Jawbreaker onto the top rope. Roode then goes for the Roode Bomb, but Gunner blocks it and hits the Slingshot Suplex off the ropes Tully Blanchard style! Gunner climbs up top and dives off with the Flying Headbutt, but Roode moves and hits the Roode Bomb! 1…2…3!
Winner & NEW #1 Contender: Bobby Roode via pinfall (Roode Bomb)
Backstage Dixie Carter tells security to set up “that table” inside the ring and no matter what not to leave her side tonight.
Backstage The Beautiful People talk about a letter that they have received from TNA. The letter informs Angelina that she is expected to carry herself with respect and that her wardrobe is too revealing so from this moment on she and Velvet are expected to dress as ladies. She says that the letter claims there will be severe repercussions. Angelina says the letter is from the TNA Board of Directors. Angelina says they are going to put on evening gowns like the ladies they are and have their damn celebration. Angelina says that no one is going to know what they are going to be wearing by the end of the celebration because they don’t like to take orders.
Dixie Carter comes down to the ring with several security guards as security sets the table up in the ring. Dixie sits on the table and says that she is the woman that put Bully Ray through a table. She asks if Bully really thought that she would so easily forget how Bully double crossed her at Lockdown. Dixie says she will always remember that just like Bully Ray will always remember that she put the master of the tables through a table. Dixie says it was the first time that a woman put him through a table and she mocks him about fracturing a rib in the process. She says Bully is trying to intimidate him by spray painting her name on a table but she says she is not afraid of him because Bully should fear Dixie.
Bully Ray comes out and asks if she can hear the entire word wanting him to put her through a table. Bully asks the fans if they think that he fears Dixie and then asks security if they really think they can stop him from getting to the ring. Bully says he is going to reason with them and asks if they really want to stick up for Dixie and stand in his way right now. He says deep down each one of them would love to see Bully put her through a table. Bully tells them to do the right thing and walk away as the fans chant “walk away” at them. Security actually obliges and walks to the back as Bully laughs! The security guards in the ring remain at Dixie’s side and Bully says he will count to five, and if the security in the ring isn’t out by the time he gets to five he is going to kick the crap out of them. He says then he will put Dixie through a table!
The fans count to five for Bully and then he slides in and security jumps on him. Bully eventually takes them all out! Dixie actually doesn’t back down and tries to slap him, but Bully blocks the slap and goes for a Powerbomb! MVP comes out and screams at Bully to stop. He tells Bully to leave her alone as much as it pains him to say. He says that contrary to what Dixie believes that is not her ring, it is his ring. He says that she better get out of the ring before he changes his mind and lets Bully do to her whatever he was planning to do. MVP says that he has had enough of this personal vendetta between the two as the fans chant “we want tables” at him. MVP says everything that happens in that ring is his responsibility and he doesn’t have time for this. Until further notice both Dixie and Bully are barred from the Impact Zone!
Willow vs. “Cowboy” James Storm
Willow goes for a takedown on Storm but Storm stuffs him and then shoves Willow into the ropes and connects with a back elbow. Storm whips Willow into the corner and then slams him into the turnbuckles. Storm hits a Scoop Slam and wraps Willow’s leg around the ropes and slams it down against the mat. Storm puts the boots to Willow and goes for the Eye of the Storm, but Willow blocks it and hits a Flying Forearm off the ropes! Willow hits a Spinebuster followed by a Leg Drop to the balls and a Sliding Dropkick! Willow hits a Leaping Mule Kick followed by a Cartwheel into a Splash in the corner! Willow hits the Hardyac Arrest in the corner and then hits a Stunner that causes Storm to fall out to the floor through the ropes! Willow hits a nice Sliding Elbow Drop under the ropes onto Storm on the floor! Hardy chokes Storm on the guardrail and then dives off the ring steps with Poetry In Motion sandwiching Storm against the guardrail! Hardy slams Storm against the ring steps and then pulls out a chair! Willow goes for an Arabian Facebuster off the apron onto Storm on the steps, but Storm rolls out of the way and then grabs his beer bottle and takes a swig. The referee tells Storm to put it down so Storm shoves him causing a DQ.
Winner: Willow via DQ
Storm breaks the beer bottle on the ring post and then goes to cut Willow with it, but Willow blasts him with his umbrella and chases Storm up the ramp with the broken beer bottle. Storm retreats up the ramp but Mr. Anderson is waiting for him and hits Storm with the Mic Check!
In the back Bro-Mans complain about losing their belts to The Wolves and Robbie claims the 3-on-2 stipulation was unfair to them because it threw them off. MVP says he doesn’t have the patience for this and says they are going all three team up again tonight against The Wolves and a special partner.
Bully Ray walks up and asks MVP what his job title is, and then asks if he knows why he has that job title. Bully says he made sure that MVP kept the job at Lockdown but MVP says everything that happens in that ring is his arena. MVP says whatever happens outside the arena he has no control over and walks away.
EY talks about the history between him and Roode mentioning Team Canada and all their matches against each other. EY says no one knows Bobby like he does and they will find out who the better man is tonight.
6-Man Tag Team Match
The Wolves & Sanada vs. Bro-Mans & “DJ Z” Zema Ion
As The Wolves & Sanada enter the ring the heels attack them from behind. They whip the babyfaces into the ropes but the faces slide between the heels legs and The Wolves catch The Bro-Mans with hurricanranas while Zema nails Sanada with a knee to the gut. Bro-Mans roll out to the floor and then Zema hits the ropes but runs right into a MASSIVE Double Hip Toss that sends Zema over the top onto Bro-Mans on the floor! The Wolves dive through the ropes with Double Suicide Dives onto Bro-Mans on the floor and then Sanada hits a Slingshot Plancha over the top onto Zema! Sanada tosses Robbie into the ring and Robbie begs off but then karate chops Sanada on the head. Robbie screams in pain and looks down at his hand as Sanada laughs. Robbie starts doing martial arts kicks on The Wolves to no effect and then starts chopping them. The Wovles destroy Robbie with big chops and kicks and then they whip him into a Muta Chop from Sanada! Jesse and Zema drag Eddie into the corner as things started to settle down and the heels triple team him. Robbie hits a Running Shoulder Block on Eddie in the corner and then Zema tags into the match. All three heels sandwich Eddie in the corner with the Boom Knees! Zema covers Eddie for a nearfall before Davey pulls him off. Zema grabs Eddie by the foot but eats an Enziguri and then Robbie charges at Eddie only to get tossed to the floor. Eddie tosses Jesse to the floor as well and then tags in Davey who starts throwing elbows and clotheslines all over the place! Davey hits a series of kicks and then whips Zema into the ropes only to eat a kick from Zema. Zema bounces off the ropes right into the Alarm Clock from Davey! Davey hits a Flying Forearm on Zema in the corner followed by a T-Bone Suplex! 1…2…NO Bro-Mans try to break it up but Davey moves and they hit Zema! Sanada hits a Springboard Diving Muta Chop on Bro-Mans and then Eddie hits a Ghetto Stomp to the back of Zema followed by a Diving Moonsault off the top by Sanada and then a Ghetto Stomp to Zema on the chest! 1…2…3!
Winners: The Wolves & Sanada via pinfall (Ghetto Stomp)
In the back Beautiful People are shown wearing their evening gowns.
The Beautiful People come down to the ring and Angelina talks about the letter she received earlier today about BP’s attire. Angelina says they take orders from no one and if someone tells them they can’t do something they will. Angelina suggests they strip right now and then their music hits, but they stop before actually stripping. Angelina laughs and says the fans are so disgusting and pathetic and asks if they honestly thought they would show them their goodies. Angelina says they couldn’t get girls like she and Velvet if the fans went to Nevada with a fist full of 50’s. Velvet says they wrote the letter only to set them up by promising them something they would never have. Angelina asks the fans to rise and pay respect “to the greatest Knockouts wrestler of all time” as she raises the title in the air.
Gail Kim walks out and apologizes for interrupting their love fest. She says that BP have made a mockery of the division that she helped build, and they promised they would strip down so she is going to make sure they get stripped of everything. Gail decks Angelina and then forearms Velvet! Gail hits a clothesline on Angelina and then starts stripping her dress off but Velvet saves her!
BP retreat up the ramp but Brittany and Madison come from behind them and strip the dresses off the BP! Angelina and Velvet run down the tunnel as the babyfaces celebrate with their dresses and their belt.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
“Showtime” Eric Young (c) vs. “The IT Factor” Bobby Roode
A “Super Eric” chant starts up as the match starts and Tenay talks up Roode and EY’s history. Roode gets EY in a side headlock and then floats over to a hammerlock. EY counters into a Fireman’s Carry and then puts Roode in an armbar. Roode shoves EY into the ropes but gets run over by a shoulder block. Roode retreats to the corner and then hits EY with a knee to the gut. Roode puts EY in a headlock and then runs over EY with a shoulder block of his own as EY shoved him into the ropes. Roode bounces off the ropes again and EY leapfrogs him and then catches Roode with an armdrag! EY holds onto the armbar on the mat and Roode fights up to his feet and forces EY into the corner. Roode breaks clean but then decks EY and whips him into the opposite corner, but EY floats over Roode and connects with a big right hand. EY follows up with a dropkick and Roode retreats to the outside. EY teases a dive but Roode quickly goes to the other side of the ring. EY hits a Baseball Slide Dropkick that sends Roode into the guardrail!
Back from the break Roode throws EY over the top rope to the floor hard. Roode whips EY into the ring steps and then tosses EY back in the ring where he gets a nearfall on the champ. Roode stomps on EY and then follows up with a Knee Drop for another nearfall. Roode puts EY in a Full Nelson but EY is able to break the hold and then connect with a series of rights. EY shoves Roode into the ropes and connects with a Flying Forearm! EY follows up with a clothesline and then he attempts to whip Roode into the corner, but Roode reverses it and EY flips over the corner onto the apron. EY hits a shoulder block on Roode through the ropes and then slides between his legs and connects with a Belly-to-Belly Suplex! Roode rolls out to the floor and EY hits a Suicide Dive through the ropes onto Roode on the floor! EY tosses Roode back into the ring and then climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick! 1…2…NO Roode kicks out! EY goes for the Piledriver but Roode counters into a Backdrop. EY holds onto Roode and attempts to roll him up but Roode drops down on top for EY for another nearfall! Roode covers for a clothesline but EY counters into a Crucifix Rollup! 1…2…NO Roode kicks out and then Roode catches EY with a Double-R Spinebuster as he screams “kiss my ass” at the same time! 1…2…NO EY kicks out! Roode goes for the Roode Bomb but EY blocks it and counters into a Cartwheel, but Roode blocks that and hits a big elbow. Roode whips EY into the corner where EY leaps to the middle rope and dives off with a Flying Cross Body! Roode ducks it and then climbs up top and dives off right into a boot from EY! EY hits the Piledriver, 1…2…NO Roode kicks out! The fans fell for that nearfall and then they chant “that was three.” EY climbs up top and attempts the Flying Elbow Drop, but Roode hits the ropes to crotch EY. Roode then hits the Roode Bomb! 1…2…NO EY still manages to kick out! I think I just saw Honey Boo Boo’s mom in the crowd, what the hell? Roode and EY exchange strikes from their knees. They get back to their feet and continue to exchange strikes. Roode catches EY with an Enziguri and then he lifts EY up to the top rope. Roode goes for a Super Roode Bomb but EY shoves him off the top and hits the Flying Elbow Drop! 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL World Champ: Eric Young via pinfall (Flying Elbow Drop)
EY offers a handshake to his former Team Canada partner and Roode accepts it.
In the parking lot Bully Ray says he’s been banned from the Impact Zone so he’ll do the only logical thing and go to Nashville.
“Final Thoughts” will be up later tonight or tomorrow morning.
1) TNA World Title #1 Contenders Tournament Semifinals: Gunner def. Mr. Anderson
2) TNA World Title #1 Contenders Tournament Finals: Bobby Roode def. Gunner
3) Willow def. James Storm via DQ
4) The Wolves & Sanada def. Bro-Mans & Zema Ion
5) TNA World Title: Eric Young (c) def. Bobby Roode to retain the title!
Scheduled for Next Week:
- Kurt Angle vs. Ethan Carter III
- TNA Tag Team Titles Ladder Match: The Wolves (c) vs. Bro-Mans
- The Menagerie debut
-TNA World Title: Eric Young (c) vs. TBA
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