TNA Impact Wrestling Results
New York City, New York (Manhattan Center)
January 7, 2015
Commentators: Josh Matthews & Taz
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com

We are back! Impact Wrestling is back on TV and you’re favorite neighborhood recapper is back on the job as well as Impact debuts on Destination America! Impact opens up with a brand new opening video with rap theme and everything. Several of the roster members are shown hyping each other in the back including The Revolution, Bobby Roode, and MVP’s boys. Roode and Lashley come face to face with each other as the roster arrives at the Manhattan Center on buses. A huge brawl starts and it ends up spilling into the arena. I see The Wolves, Magnus, MVP, The Revolution, Hardy Boyz, Lashley, Samoa Joe, Roode, and even the knockouts among others. The crowd is pretty hot for the brawl chanting “TNA” and “this is awesome.” Some guy is helping Manik beat up Jeff Hardy and I have no clue who he is. He’s wearing pretty generic blue tights. Joe and Abyss fight into the crowd while the knockouts are braling up in a balcony along with Crazzy Steve and Robbie E of Bro-Mans. Kurt Angle’s music hits and he walks onto the stage.

Angle demands that security gets things in order and Angle says this is NYC and this is Impact Wrestling and he knows everyone wants to see a fight tonight. He asks the fans if they want to see this fight continue. Angle asks where Low-Ki is and when he finds him he says that Ki will defend the X-Division Title tonight! Angle locates Taryn Terrell and says she too will defend her title tonight! Angle looks out at Storm & Abyss and says they will defend their belts too! Angle says every title is on the line tonight as he reminds us Roode defends against Lashley in the finale of their epic trilogy! Angle tells Roode that he expects his match to be Match of the Year and so does he.

Angle says he has one more important announcement to make right now but MVP interrupts him and asks if he is going to announce to all of TNA’s new viewers on Destination America how Angle assaulted him last time we were on Impact. The fans chant “shut the f*ck up” at him. MVP says the proper way to show disrespect to someone in NYC is to turn your back on someone so he turns his back on Angle and dares Angle to hit him again. MVP says he knows Angle went to the Board of Directors because he was scared to lose his job and begged for his job. MVP says Angle is a shadow of the man he once was and he says that he remembers the Kurt Angle that used to tap people out and that people were afraid of. MVP says that 1996 Kurt Angle was an Olympic Gold Medalist, but 2015 Kurt Angle wears a suit and has no balls. MVP says Kurt is no longer a professional wrestler and says he is done.

Angle says that he has stepped down from his position after he booked tonight’s card and 15 minutes ago he was activated as a wrestler on the roster! Angle says the final thing he books is Angle vs. MVP in a Street Fight and it starts now! Angle decks MVP!

Street Fight
“Olympic Hero” Kurt Angle vs. MVP

Angle clotheslines MVP over the top rope and the crowd is going nuts!

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MVP hits a Yakuza Kick on Angle, both are still in street clothes by the way, and then hits a Shortarm Clothesline. MVP goes for a German Suplex but Angle counters into a rollup for a nearfall. Angle follows up with the Rolling German Suplexes! MVP counters into a Fujiwara Armbar but Angle counters back into a headscissors. MVP fights out of it and attempts a clothesline but Angle ducks and connects with the Rolling German Suplexes! Angle goes for the Olympic Slam but MVP blocks it and rolls Angle into a Kneebar! Angle gets to the ropes to break the hold, even though this is a street fight, and then MVP drags Angle’s leg to the turnbuckle and slams it into ring post repeatedly. MVP pulls out a chair and slams it across Angle’s knee as it was lying across the ring steps! MVP stomps on Angle’s knee and tosses him back in the ring where he covers Angle for a series of nearfalls. MVP goes for a Powerbomb but Angle counters with a backdrop, but MVP attempts a rollup but Angle rolls through and locks in the Angle Lock! MVP rolls over and pulls MVP down into a Side Armtrap Choke! Angle rolls MVP over and goes back to the Angle Lock again! The fans chant for MVP to tap but he is able to use his legs to send Angle into the turnbuckles. MVP attempts a Running Mafia Kick but Angle ducks and hits the Olympic Slam for the pin!

Winner: Angle via pinfall (Olympic Slam)

The fans chant “you still got it” aimed at Angle.

In the back Low-Ki is shown warming up and then cut to James Storm firing up The Revolution and Taryn Terrell warming up as well. Bobby Roode is shown getting ready in his locker room.

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In the back MVP is freaking out about his loss and asking where Kenny King where the hell he was. King says he was “with the girls” and MVP asks where Lashley was as well and says that Lashley needs to be reminded how he became champion in the first place.

Mathews and Taz hype up the rest of the show from the announce booth. As they speak cameras are shown all around the backstage area including even at the Gorilla Position. EC3 and Tyrus approach a camera and shove Crazzy Steve away. EC3 bitches about how he has not been featured once this week yet. EC3 says that he and Tyrus were just speaking about New Years Resolutions and his resolution was that he was going to tear Rockstar Spud piece by piece. EC3 tells Tyrus to “secure his target.”

Mathews talks about accepting the reigns from Mike Tenay as he steps down from the lead announce spot on Impact. In the back Mike Tenay says that he will be hosting “TNA Unlocked” every week on Destination America. He cuts to a sit down interview with James Storm he did today which he says will be featured on “Unlocked.” Tenay says that he never saw this Revolution from Storm coming and Storm laughs and says “exactly if I can fool even the great professor then everyone else is smooth failing.” Storm says everytime management gave him something he knocked it out of the park but management has not fulfilled their part for him so he has come to collect. Storm says his members of the Revolution have seen the light and they know he will be the one to speak the truth to them. Storm says The Revolution isn’t here for wrestling matches or for entertaining the fans, they are there for blood. Storm asks if Tenay’s mother warned him about the devil and says that she should have warned him about Storm.

TNA World Tag Team Championships
The Revolution (c) w/The Great Sanada & Manik vs. The Wolves

The Hardy Boyz come to ringside for this match. They have earned a future title shot. It looks like Davey is finally healthy again. He is rocking a new tattoo on his chest of a wolf scratch, well that is dedication to your team right there.

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If I have to see that Salt ‘n’ Pepa commercial one more time I might lose my mind. Am I the only one that loves that Treehouse Masters show though? I digress.

Richards and Storm start the match off against each other and Davey ducks a clothesline from Storm and kicks Abyss off the apron! Eddie comes in and he tosses Storm into a backdrop from Davey as he sends Storm over the top onto Abyss on the floor! The Wolves then hit four back-to-back-to-back-to-back Double Suicide Dives onto Abyss & Storm on the floor! Back in the ring Eddie hits a series of Mafia Kicks on the Revolution but Abyss catches him with a knee and then Eddie comes back with an Enziguri on Abyss! Storm attempts a German Suplex on Eddie but are ducks it and hits Storm with a leaping Enziguri and then a Backpack Jawbreaker! Abyss grabs Eddie by the throat and then Davey dives off the top and Abyss catches him by the throat! Abyss attempts a Double Chokeslam but then counter by backflipping onto their feet as I realize both members of the Wolves have the claw marks on their chest. Eddie hits a Backstabber on Storm and then holds Storm in place as Davey dives off the top with a Ghetto Stomp for a nearfall! Manik distracts Davey and then Storm knocks him off the apron and Abyss catapults Eddie into a DDT from Storm for a nearfall! Davey comes back in with kicks and elbows on The Revolution and then attempts a Backspring Elbow but Abyss catches him in the Shock Treatment! Eddie hits Abyss with a Sliding Superkick and then sets up for something but Sanada trips him as Manik distracts the referee. The Hardy Boyz come out and attack Sanada & Manik! Abyss knocks Matt out of the ring and then Jeff pulls the cowbell away from Abyss but accidentally hits Eddie in the process sending him right into a Last Call from Storm for the pin!

Winners & STILL Tag Champs: The Revolution via pinfall (Last Call)

Davey is shown starring The Hardy Boyz and The Revolution down.

A video package highlights the Roode-Lashley feud.

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In the back MVP is shown arguing with Lashley saying that without him Lashley wouldn’t have even came back to TNA or been the World Champion. He says that he runs this squad but Lashley shoves MVP against the wall. King tries to stop him but Lashley just stares at him and King backs down. Lashley says this isn’t about MVP, it is about getting his title back. MVP says if that is how it’s going to be then “good luck tonight” and walks out.

JB talks to the crowd in the ring about this being the first episode of Impact on Destination America and then starts to introduce someone but EC3 interrupts him. EC3 says it is 2015 the year of “our lord of wrestling…EC3!” He says what he says is gospel so when he says that he is very good, it is a fact. He reminds us that he has been unbeaten for 15 months and he says that 2015 will be the year he becomes TNA World Champion. EC3 says that before he starts his quest to become TNA Champion he has a piece of business to take care of first. EC3 talks about slapping JB last year and says he is glad he is out here. Dueling “you can’t wrestle/yes he can” chants start up. EC3 says that he made a promise to Rockstar Spud that he would take him apart piece by piece so he plans on finishing it this week. He tells Spud to get out to the ring.

Tyrus drags Spud out to the ring and Spud tries to fight back but Tyrus slams the hell out of Spud on the floor. EC3 says that tonight he finishes the job and then pulls out a clipper and says that last time he took just a little bit of his hair, but not this time. JB asks EC3 if he doesn’t think he’s done enough and EC3 tells him to stand down. JB backs away but then slaps the piss out of EC3! Tyrus grabs JB by the neck and destroys him with a Splash in the corner! Spud lays across JB to protect him and EC3 says he just changed his plans for the night. Tyrus pulls Spud away and makes Spud watch as EC3 shaves JB’s head!

King and MVP talk about what just happened with Lashley and King says that they are boys and they don’t ever put their hands on each other. MVP says it’s time they go back to playing by their own rules tonight. He talks about a plan that King and he started awhile back and says that it is time to act on that. King smiles as they walk away.

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Footage of Roode-Lashley II is shown.

As Low-Ki makes his entrance a video package highlighting the history of the X-Division is shown with clips of some of the best matches and moments.

TNA X-Division Championship
“The World Warrior” Low-Ki (c) vs. “A-Double” Austin Aries

Ki and Aries lockup as the fans chant “this is wrestling” but they stalemate. Aries gets Ki in a wristlock but Ki counters with a kick to the shoulder and they stare each other down again. Aries gets Ki in a side headlock and Ki reverses it into a wristlock of his own but Aries rolls through and reverses back into a headlock. Ki shoves Aries into the ropes and then leapfrogs him only to eat a Japanese Armdrag. Ki counters into a headscissors but Aries gets out of it and hits a Basement Dropkick for a nearfall. Ki comes back with a series of chops but Aries answers with chops of his own. They are lighting each other up with stiff shots. Ki hits a headstand dropkick out of the corner for a nearfall and then charges at Aries. Aries backdrops Ki over the top but Ki lands on the apron only for Aries to roll backwards and kick Ki off the apron! Aries attempts a dive but eats a kick from Ki in midair! Ki covers Aries for another nearfall and then goes back to chopping Aries. Aries answers with elbows but then Ki kills him with a Hook Kick for yet another nearfall. Ki begins kicking the hell out of Aries and then attempts a Springboard Cross Body, but Aries rolls out of the way and Ki rolls to the floor. Aries follows him out with the Heat Seeking Missile through the ropes onto Ki on the floor! Aries tosses Ki back in the ring and then dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick! Aries hits the IED in the corner and goes for the Brainbuster, but Ki counters into the Bite of the Dragon (a hanging Dragon Sleeper)! Aries manages to grab the bottom rope as he falls to the mat before he passes out and then Ki lifts Aries up to the top rope. Ki climbs up with Aries and attempts a Superplex, but Aries boxes the ears of Ki knocking him back down to the mat. Aries sets up for the 450 Splash but Ki hits him with a Leaping Enziguri! Ki climbs up with Aries again and hits a round kick that knocks Aries to the mat, but Aries comes back with a dropkick to the legs of Ki crotching him on the top! Aries hits a Roaring Elbow and then a Brainbuster off the top! 1…2…3! NEW CHAMP!

Winner & NEW X-Division Champ: Aries via pinfall (Brainbuster)

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The Bro-Mans accompany The Beautiful People to the ring and Zema introduces their returning “bro” from The Amazing Race, Robbie E! Robbie says it’s true that he didn’t win The Amazing Race and didn’t win the million dollars, but everyone can agree he still looks like a million dollars! He says that it isn’t his fault his team didn’t win, it is his ex girlfriends fault Brooke Tessmacher. Taryn Terrell interrupts him and comes out to defend her title.

TNA Knockouts Championship
Battle Royal
Taryn Terrell (c) vs. Havok vs. Gail Kim vs. Madison Rayne vs. Angelina Love vs. Velvet Sky vs. Rebel

Terrell is rocking a new title belt, it looks pretty much the same except the strap is traditional black instead of white like it had been. All the girls start going at it as Terrell enters the ring and Gail tosses Madison head first into Havok! Rebel gets knocked off the top with a Botox Injection from Angelina to eliminate her! Havok grabs Madison by the head and tosses her over the top but Madison lands on the apron only for Havok to hit her from behind knocking her to the floor to eliminate her. Velvet eats the Eat Defeat from Gail as Terrell hits a Snap Suplex on Angelina. Havok hits a series of shoulder blocks on Gail in a corner while Jessie flits with Terrell. Terrell clotheslines Angelina over the top to eliminate her and both Terrell and Gail attempt to eliminate Havok to no avail. Terrell and Gail both dive off the top with Double Missile Dropkicks to Havok! Brooke Tessmacher runs out attacks Robbie E! Terrell and Gail eliminate Velvet as Robbie runs to the back. Havok whips Terrell into the corner and then whips Gail into her as well before grabbing Gail by the throat. Gail counters a Chokeslam attempt into a hurricanrana over the top sending Havok to the floor but Terrell shoves Gail over as well to eliminate them both!

Winner & STILL KO Champ: Terrell via being last woman standing

Havok attacks Terrell after the match and beats the hell out of her. The lights go out and when they come back on AWESOME KONG IS THE DAMN RING! KONG IS BACK! Kong and Havok come face to face as the fans erupt! A “holy shit” chant breaks out as referees beg them not to fight. Havok backs down as Kong stares at her. Kong grabs the referee and Chokeslams him!

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Main Event
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
“The IT Factor” Bobby Roode vs. “The Destroyer” Lashley

Lashley is wearing a “Future Legend” t-shirt and somewhere Alissa Flash (Cheerleader Melissa) is rolling her eyes. Roode hits the ring and the fight is on! Lashley and Roode exchange rights until Lashley cuts Roode off with a knee to the gut. Roode fights back with right hands until Lashley forces Roode into the corner and slams him with shoulder blocks. Lashley hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex for the first nearfall of the match. Lashley attempts a roundhouse kick but Roode ducks and then Lashley attempts an elbow drop but Roode moves out of the way of it as well. Lashley takes Roode down with a shoulder block and then leapfrogs him as he hits the ropes only to eat a Hip Toss from Roode. Lashley gets frustrated and charges at Roode who catches him in the Crossface! Lashley gets the ropes and then charges at Roode again and again Roode catches him with the Crossface! Lashley gets the ropes again and then rolls to the floor to regain his composure. Lashley goes to get back in the ring but Roode hits him with a series of right hands followed by a dropkick knocking Lashley off the apron. Roode follows up with a Slingshot Plancha over the top onto Lashley on the floor! Roode slams Lashley into the guardrail and as things get back in the ring Lashley rolls right back to the floor with Roode giving chase. Lashley hits a back kick and then tosses Roode into the guardrail. Roode bounces back with a Running Clothesline as Roode gets fired up! In the back MVP and King are shown arriving with two masked men. Security tries to stop them from getting to ringside but that doesn’t last long.

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Lashley tosses Roode into the ring and starts slapping him around and taunting him. Roode fights back with forearms and chops but then he eats a big Gorilla Press from Lashley! Lashley hits a series of shoulder blocks in the corner and then a Running Shoulder Block. Lashley hits a series of elbows and then puts Roode in a Rear Chinlock. Roode fights out of it but then Lashley goes right into a Bear Hug. Lashley’s mouth looks like it is busted open. Lashley transitions into a Gutwrench and actually bridges into a nearfall and never releases the Gutwrench even as Roode kicked out of the pinfall attempt. Roode fights out of the hold with elbows and then hits a Running Clothesline but it seems to just piss Lashley off! Roode hits another clothesline and Lashley gets fired up and screams at Roode to do it again! Roode obliges him with a Flying Clothesline as he ducked one of Lashley’s own. Roode hits a Running Forearm in the corner followed by a Blockbuster off the top! 1…2…NO Lashley kicks out! Roode lays into Lashley with chops and then he counters an Irish Whip into a Double-R Spinebuster for another nearfall! Roode goes for the Roode Bomb but Lashley blocks it and shoves Roode into the corner. Roode attempts to do a floatover but Lashley catches him in midair with a Running Powerslam for a nearfall! Lashley lifts Roode up to the top rope and climbs up with him for a Superplex, but Roode blocks it and goes for a Sunset Bomb! Lashley blocks it but Roode pulls him off into a Running Liger Bomb! 1…2…NO Lashley still kicks out! Lashley hits Roode with his own Roode Bomb for a nearfall! Lashley goes for the Spear but Roode moves and then hits a Spear of his own for another nearfall!MVP runs out to the ring with Kenny King and the two guys in masks just as Lashley caught Roode with an inside cradle for a nearfall. Roode kicks out and transitions right into the Crossface! Lashley powers his way back up to his feet still in the hold but eats the Roode Bomb! Roode goes back to the Crossface but King pulls the referee out and hits him! Kurt Angle runs out to stop this but gets the shit beat out of him. The masked men get on the apron and take their masks off to reveal Low-Ki & Samoa Joe! Eric Young runs out with a chair and chases the heels away. EY then turns around and whacks Roode with it! Lashley Spears Roode and gets the pin!

Winner & NEW World Champ: Lashley via pinfall  

Lashley seems to be shocked at what just happened as EY walks up the ramp.

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“Final Thoughts” will be up later tonight.

QUICK RESULTS
1) Street Fight: Kurt Angle def. MVP
2) TNA Tag Titles: The Revolution (c) def. The Wolves to retain the titles!
3) TNA X-Division Title: Austin Aries def. Low-Ki (c) to win the title!
4) TNA Knockouts Title Battle Royal: Taryn Terrell (c) def. Gail Kim, Havok, Madison Rayne, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, & Rebel to retain the title!
5) TNA World Title: Lashley def. Bobby Roode (c) to win the title!

Scheduled for Next Week:
-Hardy Boyz vs. The Wolves

Until next week… PEACE!

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