TNA Impact Wrestling Results
Bethlehem, PA (Sands Bethlehem Event Center)
July 10, 2014
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Impact’s final week in Pennsylvania opens up with an excellent intro video and then Kurt Angle makes his way down to the ring. Angle says tonight will be a showcase of champions and that all matches will have title ramifications. Angle says The Wolves will defend their titles against Bram and Magnus tonight and Gail Kim will defend her title against Brittany, Madison, and Angelina in a Fatal 4-Way. For the X-Division Title Austin Aries will face champion Sanada, and in the Main Event a Battle Royal will be held with the winner being named new World Title #1 contender and will get their shot next week in NYC!
Angle says that before the show gets underway he needs to talk to Willow. Willow comes out and Angle says that he understands that Jeff Hardy had to find a dark place in his mind after what Dixie Carter and MVP did to him which is what birthed Willow. He says that now there is no Dixie or MVP for him to worry about and that Hardy can trust his word. Angle says what he needs tonight in the Battle Royal is the most competitive wrestler in the business, and that person is Jeff Hardy. He says the fans want to see Jeff Hardy and he wants to see Jeff Hardy as well as a big “Hardy” chant starts up. He says that he isn’t asking Willow to leave forever but he wants Jeff to consider reverting back to Hardy for at least one night. Willow shakes Angle’s hand and Angle thanks him.
Backstage Aries says this is a great opportunity for him and Angle is finally giving him his rematch. Aries says he’s held every title in this company and while 20 guys have to face each other for a shot at the title, he only has to beat one guy. He calls Sanada a great champion but says Aries is the greatest.
TNA World Tag Team Championships
The Wolves (c) vs. Bram & Magnus
Davey and Magnus start the match off and as Magnus shoots in for a lockup Davey ducks underneath him and nails Bram with a Mafia Kick knocking him off the apron. Magnus hits Davey from behind and tosses him into the corner hitting a series of big body shots and forearms. Magnus whips Davey into the ropes but eats the Damage Reflex from Davey as he handsprings off the ropes! Davey tosses Magnus into a headbutt from Eddie and Eddie tags into the match. Eddie knocks Bram off the apron with a Running Dropkick and The Wolves take turns chopping and kicking Magnus in the corner. Bram charges at them but runs into a roundhouse kick from Davey. Davey and Eddie now take turns chopping and kicking Bram in the opposite corner. Bram falls down in the corner and Magnus charges at The Wolves only to get Double Drop Toehold into Bram’s crotch! The Wolves whip Magnus back into the corner and Eddie whips Davey into a Flying Forearm on Magnus followed by a Flying Back Elbow from Eddie! Eddie shoves Magnus into a drop toe hold from Davey and then Eddie follows up with a Leaping Elbow Drop to the back of Magnus! 1…2…NO Magnus kicks out! Magnus comes back with a knee to the gut on Eddie and tags Bram into the match. Bram walks into a sick chop from Eddie and then he tosses Bram into the head of Davey. Davey tags in and puts the boots to Bram. Davey attempts to whip Bram into the ropes but Bram reverses it. Davey holds onto the ropes and kicks a charging Bram only to eat a clothesline from Magnus on the outside. Magnus hangs Davey upside down in the ring curtain and lays into him with body shot after body shot. Back in the ring Bram hits Davey with a series of forearms and then locks him in a front facelock. On the outside Magnus pulls Eddie off the apron and slams him on the floor as Bram Scoop Slams Davey. Bram attempts an Elbow Drop but Davey moves out of the way however he can’t find someone to tag out to. Bram destroys Davey with a Running Forearm for a nearfall. Bram tosses Davey into the heel corner and tags Magnus back into the match. Bram holds Davey while Magnus puts the boots to him. Davey tries to fight back and attempts an Enziguri but Magnus ducks it and then drops down him with an Elbow Drop. Magnus tosses Davey back into the heel corner and tags Bram back in. Bram hits a European Uppercut and tags Magnus right back in. Magnus attempts a Vertical Suplex but Davey counters into a small package for a nearfall. Magnus gets back up and attempts a back suplex to the outside but Davey fights it off with elbows to the top of the head. Davey follows up with another Enziguri attempt and again Magnus ducked it but this time Davey lands on his feet and hits a Leaping Back Kick. Davey reached for a tag but Magnus tags in Bram first and Bram grabs Davey’s leg to pull him back. Davey breaks away and dives to tag Eddie! Eddie lays into Bram with some nasty chops and Bram shoves him away and attempts a clothesline. Eddie ducks and hits a Spinning Heel Kick! Eddie hits a Running Back Elbow and then attempts to whip Bram into the corner. Bram reverses it and charges at Eddie only for Eddie to escape through the ropes. Bram runs into the turnbuckles and Eddie knocks Magnus off the apron with a Leaping Enziguri! Eddie hits a shoulder block through the ropes on Bram and then climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick! Eddie charges at Bram right into Bram’s boot however. Bram climbs up top but Eddie lays him out with a Leaping Enziguri and climbs up with the Brit. Eddie hits a Frankensteiner off the top! 1…2…NO Bram kicks out! Magnus hits Eddie from behind and then he and Bram attempt a Double Suplex only for Davey to come in and catch his partner in midair! The Wolves send Magnus and Bram to the floor and then dive through the ropes with the Dual Suicide Dives onto the heels! The Wolves continue to fight with Bram and Magnus on the floor. Davey tosses Bram back into the ring and attempts the Ghetto Stomp from the top! Bram rolls out of the way and attempts a Gutwrench Bomb, but Davey blocks it and counters into a Backslide! The referee refuses to count because Davey isn’t the legal man so Eddie comes in and rolls over Davey hooking the legs of Bram in a jackknife! These guys are unbelievably fluid as a team, 1…2…3!
Winners & STILL TNA Tag Team Champions: The Wolves via pinfall (Bridging Jackknife)
Magnus and Bram lay The Wolves out after the match and beat them down until Magnus even had to pull Bram off of Davey as he was destroying him with punches.
Bobby Roode is shown arriving backstage and he talks about getting jumped by MVP’s boys last week. He says that he got some retribution on Kenny King last week but the man he wanted was MVP and tonight he is calling MVP out again.
Bobby Roode comes down to the ring and he says that he has a question for everyone, “have you ever wanted something so bad in your life that you would do anything in your power to have it?” Bobby says we all have and that is the way he was with the World Championship. He says that when he was suspended he was made to sit at home by MVP. He says that MVP sees him as a threat and his threat is standing here right now in the middle of the ring. Roode says MVP is not his boss anymore and last week he hid behind his doctor’s note to get out of a match with Roode. He says he doesn’t give a crap about a doctor’s note so he will give MVP to the count of 10 to come out and get the hell beat out of him. If he doesn’t come out by 10 he will come to the back and find MVP and kick his ass.
Roode gets to the count of five and MVP wheels himself out onto the ramp in a wheelchair. MVP says he can’t believe that Roode has the gall to come out here and whine about what MVP took from Roode. He says he may have aided Roode’s career and added years to it by sending him home so MVP didn’t end his career. MVP says he was days away from being medically cleared when Roode returned and attacked him hurting him further. He claims his knee is so swollen right now he can’t even get an MRI so who knows when he can come back. MVP says he won’t stand for this “literally” as he is sitting down in the wheelchair.
Roode says he doesn’t care whether MVP can stand or not and he is coming to come up there and whip his ass. Roode walks up the ramp but King attempts to attack him from behind! Roode lays King out and then grabs MVP’s wheelchair and wheels him down ringside and turns it over! King hits Roode from behind with a chair and starts beating the hell out of Roode being joined in by MVP as well. Eric Young runs out and makes for Roode! EY hits a Spinning Clothesline on King and then goes after MVP! Lashley hits the ring and Spears EY!
In the back James Storm approaches Sanada and he says that Sanada has put a lot of pressure on himself, and he knows that Sanada doesn’t want to upset Great Muta because if he loses that title tonight he not only brings disrespect to his culture but to Muta as well. Storm says that title is how Muta controls him and remember that he is coming to NYC to see Sanada defend that title. He asks Sanada what happens if he loses tonight? Storm says he likes Sanada and wishes him luck. He tells Sanada not to choke.
Backstage Kurt Angle says he thinks he got through to Jeff Hardy. He says that Willow brings the violence but what he needs is the most competitive man on the roster, Jeff Hardy.
TNA X-Division Championship
Sanada (c) vs. “A-Double” Austin Aries
Aries and Sanada lockup with Aries catching Sanada with an armdrag, but Sanada rolls through it and gets back to his feet. They lockup again and Aries gets Sanada in a wristlock but Sanada rolls through and cartwheels into a reversal. Sanada schools Aries with a series of transitions into different holds before Aries catches him with a headscsisors of his own. Sanada gets back to his feet and dropkicks Aries! Aries stares Sanada down and they lockup yet again and this time Aries gets Sanada in a side headlock. Sanada counters into a wristlock and then Aries counters into a headlock takeover. Sanada counters into a headscissors but Aries escapes it with a headstand into a dropkick! Aries gets a nearfall and then another nearfall with a Crucifix Rollup. Aries catches Sanada with a Backslide for another nearfall and quickly rolls forward into the Last Chancery! Sanada is able to reach the ropes to break the hold but Aries continues to work on Sanada with chops and kicks. Aries attempts to whip Sanada into the ropes but Sanada counters into an Abdominal Stretch, and then puts Aries into the Rolling Cradle which results in a nearfall. Sanada clotheslines Aries over the top and then sets up for a dive but Aries quickly rolls back into the ring and Sanada is able to catch himself on the apron. Sanada hits Aries with a shoulder block through the ropes and then springs to the top but Aries shoves him off the top sending him to the floor. Aries leaps to the top and dives off with Savage Flying Axe Handle onto Sanada on the floor! Aries rolls Sanada into the ring and hits the Guerrero Slingshot Somersault Senton followed by a Leaping Elbow Drop for a nearfall. Aries whips Sanada into the corner and charges into a backdrop from Sanada. Aries lands on the apron and catches Sanada with a shoulder block through the ropes. Aries climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Cross Body right into a dropkick in midair! Sanada hits Aries with a running back elbow and then a dropkick followed by a hurricanrana! Sanada charges at Aries right into a backdrop but he lands on the apron. Aries attempts a shoulder block through the ropes but Aries blocks it and punt kicks Aries as he was hanging on the ropes! Sanada pulls Aries to the floor and then dives off the apron with a Somersault Plancha onto him on the floor! Sanada rolls Aries back into the ring and then hits the Springboard Flying Muta Chop for a nearfall! Sanada attempts the Dragon Suplex but Aries blocks it and counters into a Kneebreaker attempt but Sanada counters into a Body Press! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Sanada goes for the Tiger Suplex this time but Aries blocks it and backs Sanada into the corner. Aries hits a series of elbows and chops. He attempts the IED but Sanada kicks him in the face and then hits a Backbreaker. Sanada goes to the top but Aries crotches him and sets up for a Powerbomb but instead drops Sanada down Snake Eyes style on the top rope followed by the IED! Aries goes for the Brainbuster but Sanada blocks it and counters into the Tiger Suplex! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Sanada hits a Front Slam and then dives off the top with the Diving Moonsault! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out again and Sanada is showing some frustration for the first time. Sanada hits a Backbreaker and then climbs back up top for the Moonsault, but Aries rolls out of the way this time and as Sanada land on his feet he eats the Roaring Elbow from Aries! Aries follows up with a Kneebreaker followed by Backdrop Suplex! Aries hits the IED in the corner followed by the Brainbuster! 1…2…NO Sanada kicks out! And the fans are losing their damn minds! Aries climbs up top and hits the 450 Splash! 1…2…3!
Winner & NEW TNA X-Division Champion: Austin Aries via pinfall (450 Splash)
Backstage Bully Ray is pissed about Rhino’s return.
In the back Willow is shown wandering around the rafters.
Rhino’s return from last week is shown. Then Bully’s rant about Rhino is shown again, he screams about being Rhino’s friend and having him turn on him.
We cut to EC3 and Rhino where EC3 gloats about getting Rhino on his side. EC3 says that Rhino is going to reveal the man that Bully truly is.
Bully Ray comes down to the ring and he says that when he was a young wrestler coming up in the business a man by the name of Bam Bam Bigelow gave him some great advice. He says that Bam Bam told him that by the time he retired that he wouldn’t even need all the fingers on one hand to count the number of true friends he will have made in this industry. He says that he thought Rhino was one of those friends but obviously he was wrong. He says that he knows Rhino is here tonight and he wants an answer. He says he deserves an answer and the fans deserve an answer.
EC3 comes out with Rhino and Spud. Spud is wearing gold tights and a gold bowtie with no shirt, good lord. The fans chant “you sold out” at Rhino and Bully says that Rhino knows damn well that he should beat the crap out of him right now. Bully says he just wants to know why after all of their history together would he do to him what he did last week. Rhino tells Bully Ray to shut his mouth and he’ll give him answers. Rhino tells the fans to go to hell as they chant “you sold out” at him again. He says that it isn’t about EC3, it’s about he and Bully. He says that when he was sitting at home watching 3D getting announced as going into the Hall of Fame he realized that Bully Ray is a conman. Rhino asks why Devon isn’t standing in the ring next to Bully right now, because Bully uses people to further his own career. Rhino says that Bully used Paul Heyman and Dixie Carter both. The fans boo at the name of Dixie and Rhino screams at the fans to respect that woman when he mentions her name.
Bully says that sounds like a copout and asks where the real Rhino is. He says that Rhino let the Carters brainwash him and he sold out. Rhino tells Bully to watch his mouth and Bully says this is plain and simple jealousy from Rhino. Rhino says Bully isn’t a Hall of Famer and Bully says he is in the Hall of Fame because the fans say he should be. Rhino says the fans know nothing and Bully says that Rhino is responsible for his own career, and Rhino himself is the reason he got fired from WWE and TNA before. Bully says it is not his fault that Rhino was once hardcore and now he is nothing but a bitch.
EC3 says that Bully claims Rhino is family but Rhino’s true family is in Detroit and like all families they need food and money. EC3 says they need money that Bully stole from Rhino by stealing the spotlight from him, and the Carters have paid Rhino to do what he did to Bully last week and he will continue to pay Rhino to take Bully out. Bully says he is going to take EC3 out but as he takes a step towards EC3 Rhino Gores him!
EC3, Spud, and Rhino continue to beat on Bully until Tommy Dreamer hits the ring with a kendo stick! Dreamer takes Rhino out with the kendo stick and the other heels bail quickly! The fans chant “ECW” as the heels retreat up the ramp.
Backstage BP bitch about Kurt Angle and Velvet says her flirting with him didn’t even work. Velvet tells Angelina not to worry because history is about to be made tonight when she wins back her title.
Backstage The Menagerie talk about their quest for money to save the carnival. They are plotting to win the Battle Royal.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Fatal 4-Way Match
Gail Kim (c) vs. Angelina Love w/Velvet Sky vs. Madison Rayne vs. Brittany
Brittany attacks Madison as she was making her entrance and BP join in on the attack as well until Gail runs out and goes after BP! She slams Velvet and Angelina headfirst into each other and then she goes after Brittany. Gail tosses Angelina into the ring and the match starts. Madison drags Brittany in and whips her into Angelina in the corner. Gail then whips Madison into a Running Back Elbow into Brittany and Angelina. Gail hits a Flying Clothesline on Angelina in the corner. They knock Brittany back and forth with forearms and then whip her into the corner. Gail hits a Running Body Press on Brittany and then Madison lays Brittany out with a Forearm Smash and a dropkick. Madison counters a clothesline attempt from Gail into a Crucifix Rollup! 1…2…NO Gail kicks out and then comes back with a series of forearms on Madison. Gail goes for a Spinning Headscissors but Madison counters into a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex! 1…2…NO Gail kicks out! Madison attempts a Cross Body Block but Gail catches her and hits a Flapjack! Gail hits the ropes but the heels trip her and Angelina pulls her into a Wheelbarrow slam on the floor. In the ring Brittany puts the boots to Madison and then DDTs her! Angelina tries to form an alliance with Brittany and then Brittany whips Angelina into a Splash on Madison! Brittany follows up with a Cartwheel Back Elbow! Angelina and Brittany whip Madison into the ropes and connect with a Double Back Elbow. Angelina hits Madison with a Sidewalk Slam and Brittany hits a Russian Legsweep! Angelina tells Brittany to go get Gail but as she does Angelina covers Madison for a nearfall. Brittany gets pissed and kicks Angelina so Angelina shoves her. They exchange strikes but then Gail dives off the top with a Double Missile Dropkick to the heels! Gail hits a Running Back Elbow on Brittany followed by a Running Clothesline! Gail attempts to whip Brittany into the corner but Brittany reverses it and charges right into an elbow from Gail. Gail climbs to the top and dives off with a Flying Cross Body on Brittany for a nearfall before Angelina breaks it up. Madison hits a nasty Mafia Kick on Angelina and Brittany hits a Handspring Moonsault on Gail! 1…2…NO Gail kicks out and Madison kicks Brittany and then hits her with a nasty Cradle Spinebuster! Angelina destroys Madison with the Botox Injection! Gail catches Angelina with Eat Defeat and gets the pin!
Winner & STILL TNA Knockouts Champion: Gail via pinfall (Eat Defeat)
Backstage Willow’s mask is shown hanging with Hardy nowhere to be found.
Backstage Aries talks about his win over Sanada and he says it seems like every year around this time he gets his hands on that title as he holds up the X-Division Title. He says that title is power right now and the key to getting the World Title back. Aries says he knows everyone thinks they know that he will cash in that title for his shot, but Aries says he hasn’t gotten this far by being predictable or giving people exactly what they expect. Aries says what people need to know is that the X-Division is once again relevant and once again great.
A Destination X hype video airs.
Backstage Bobby Roode says he has his issues with MVP and his boys but now his focus is on the Battle Royal because the very reason he is in this business is the World Title. He says his business with MVP is far from over however.
A video package of MVP and his boys air with MVP cutting a promo as Lashley works out behind him as King urges him on. MVP says that in wrestling you have clicks, stables, factions, and now “Franchise Players.” MVP says that no one in the wrestling business that can have your back has a back like this and points to Lashley as he does pull-ups with the camera facing his back. Lashley has the World Title on backwards so it is pointing at the camera. More footage of Lashley working out is shown as MVP says while you are running your mouth Lashley runs uphill sprints. He says that you can run away but your ass can’t get away from Lashley. He says that people say monsters aren’t real but if you found yourself standing across the ring from Lashley you would change your mind.
TNA World Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal
“Showtime” Eric Young vs. Ethan Carter III vs. Rockstar Spud vs. “The IT Factor” Bobby Roode vs. Magnus vs. “Cowboy” James Storm vs. Manik vs. Gunner vs. Jessie vs. Tigre Uno vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Sanada vs. “The King of the Night” Kenny King vs. Knux vs. Crazzy Steve vs. The Freak vs. Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Bram vs. Zema Ion
Roode is now wearing long tights. Big pop for Jeff Hardy. Everyone goes after each other and it is hard to follow everything going on at first. Bully almost eliminates EC3 while Jessie tosses Crazz Steve over the top as the first elimination. MVP limps down to the ring on crutches. The Freak goozles Jessie and tosses him over the top eliminating him. DJ Z goes after Freak but he and Knux toss Zema over the top. Bram and Magnus then come from behind and send The Freak over the top eliminating him! Knux attempts a Running Big Boot on Bram but Bram ducks and Knux gets hung up in the ropes. He and Magnus toss Knux over the top eliminating him. Storm sends Hardy over the top but Hardy lands on the apron saving himself. Magnus tosses Tigre over the top but he lands on the apron only for Bram to nail him with a forearm sending him to the floor to eliminate him. Magnus tosses Sanada over the top to eliminate him and then Anderson clotheslines Magnus over the top to eliminate him as well. As Magnus lands Sanada chops him and then bows. Storm eliminates Anderson and then tosses Gunner over the top eliminating him as well! Hardy hits a Twist of Fate followed by a clothesline sending Bram over the top! Bram pulls out a turnbuckle from under the ring and threatens Hardy with until Abyss makes his way down to the ring and starts brawling with Bram to the back! In the ring King attempts the Royal Flush on Manik but he blocks it and then King attempts to toss him over the top. Manik catches himself in the ropes doing his Spiderman impression which infuriates King. King charges at Manik at Manik but Manik drops down and King goes over the top where MVP helps him stay in. Manik attempts a Springboard Dropkick but King ducks and then grabs Manik and sends him flying over the top.
Back from the break Storm attempts the Last Call on Roode but he ducks and sends Storm over the top eliminating him! Bully almost eliminates Spud but EC3 cuts him off and they beat down Bully. Spud climbs up top but Bully punches him in the nuts and Press Slams him over the top eliminating him! Bully then clotheslines EC3 sending both himself and EC3 over the top eliminating them both. Down to King, Roode, EY, and Hardy as the final four. King hits the ropes but runs right into a Double R Spinebuster from Roode! Roode goes for a Roode Bomb to the floor on King but MVP hits him in the gut with his crutch allowing King to send Roode over the! As King celebrates EY tosses him over the top from behind eliminating him as well! Hardy and EY are the final two in the match. They shake hands and then lockup. Hardy gets EY in a side headlock and then he shoulder blocks EY and goes for a Hip Toss, but EY sends Hardy over the top with a reversal. Hardy lands on the apron and catches EY with a Jawbreaker onto the top rope. Hardy sends EY into the turnbuckles but EY flips over the top and lands on the apron. EY hits a shoulder block through the ropes and then clotheslines Hardy. EY hits the rope s and dives at Hardy but he ducks and EY flies over the top. EY catches himself but then Hardy hits a Missile Dropkick off the top knocking EY to the floor!
Winner & NEW #1 Contender: Jeff Hardy
JB interviews Jeff Hardy after the match and he says he is the next World Heavyweight Champion. Hardy says Lashley is extremely tough but he can get extremely rough so “here we go again.”
Lashley comes out to the ring and gets in Hardy’s face as he holds up the World Title.
“Final Thoughts” will be up later tonight or tomorrow morning.
1) TNA Tag Titles: The Wolves (c) def. Bram & Magnus to retain the titles!
2) TNA X-Division Title: Austin Aries def. Sanada (c) to win the title!
3) TNA Knockouts Title Fatal 4-Way: Gail Kim (c) def. Angelina Love, Brittany, & Madison Rayne to retain the title!
4) TNA World Title #1 Contenders Battle Royal: Jeff Hardy def.
Scheduled for Next Week:
-TNA World Title: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
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