A video package runs focusing on the main event tonight for the TNA Championship with Jeff Hardy defending against Bobby Roode and Austin Aries in a triple threat match.
Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan kick off the show tonight.
TNA Tag Team Championships
Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez (c’s) vs. Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan
Quick tags between Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez early on as they work over Joey Ryan. Hernandez with a big belly to belly suplex on Ryan and then suplexes Chavo over Ryan. Ryan with a catapult sending Chavo into the forearm of Morgan from the ring apron. Hernandez with a big slingshot shoulder block from the ring apron and follows with a corner splash on Ryan. Quick tags between Morgan and Ryan. Hernandez tries to fight his way out of the corner and Morgan cuts him off with a big clothesline. Hernandez drops Ryan off the top turnbuckle. Hot tag to Chavo, but the referee didn’t see it. Morgan and Ryan work over Hernandez. More shots to Hernandez with Morgan holding and Ryan getting in some big right hands. Hernandez fights back with a big backbreaker. Hot tag to Chavo with a drop toe hold and flying splash over Ryan. Chavo with the Three Amigos suplex series on Ryan. Chavo goes up top and Morgan stands over Ryan blocking him. Chavo with a missile dropkick to Morgan. Chavo and Hernandez with double dropkicks to Morgan. Hernandez plants Ryan with a nasty powerbomb. Chavo goes up top and connects with a Frog Splash. Chavo gets the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA Tag Team Champions: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Mr. Anderson. Anderson doesn’t understand why people are so mad he has been seen with Aces and Eights. He addresses the challenge from Samoa Joe tonight and that Joe better watch out.
Samoa Joe vs. Mr. Anderson
Anderson throws big elbows early on, but Joe turns him around and unloads with big jabs to Anderson in the corner. Joe with a splash and kick to the head combo in the corner. Joe with a snapmare, chop to the back, kick to the face and dropping knee over Anderson. Anderson gets in a big knee to Joe. They brawl to the outside and Anderson sends Joe into the side of the ring. Joe fires back with a huge chest chop. Anderson sends Joe knee first into the steel steps. Back in the ring, Anderson quickly takes down Joe. Joe with more strikes including jabs. Anderson goes back to the knee of Joe with a quick kick and then a chop block. Anderson jumps down over the bad knee of Joe against the ropes. Joe counters kicking Anderson to the outside, hits the ropes and finds a way to connect with a suicide dive forearm. Back in the ring, Joe with jabs, inverted atomic drop, big boot and body splash combo. Anderson fires back with a standing dropkick. Anderson with a jawbreaker to counter a rear naked joke. Joe with an STO from the corner. Joe has Anderson up on the corner when Mike Knox from Aces and Eights shows up. Joe is distracted allowing Anderson to hit the Mic Check for the win.
Winner: Mr. Anderson
Backstage, Jermey Borash is with Kenny King. He said Christian York doesn’t have a shot tonight.
Winner earns a shot at the TNA X Division Championship
Christian York vs. Kenny King
York gets King grounded early on. King with a quick arm drag and York responds with one of his own. York with a series of chops. York with a dropkick to King as he comes off the ropes. King kicks York to the outside after a series of counters between the two. Back in the ring, King works over York in the corner. York with chops and King tosses him to the mat with force. King keeps York grounded with a headlock. York with a splash, chop and russian leg sweep combo. York with a big knee to King. York with a cartwheel kick to King on the ring apron. Back in the ring, York with a big kick to the head of King. King fires back with a spinning leg kick of his own. King plants York with a big slam. King with a cover on York using the ropes and the referee sees this stopping the count. York with a quick back half nelson suplex. York misses a corner splash and takes double knees from King. York attempts a cradle pin, King breaks free and York keeps the shoulders of King down for the pinfall.
Winner: Christian York
After the match, Kenny King puts Christian York on his shoulders and plants him down face first. King does the RVD pose.
Rob Van Dam’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring with the title in hand. The referee is still checking on Christian York who is still on the mat. RVD checks on York saying, “You don’t have to do this.” RVD helps York up and York pushes him away. York strikes RVD and the bell rings.
TNA X Division Championship
Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Christian York
RVD with a series of strikes including a big kick to the head. York goes down instantly. RVD hits the ropes and connects with Rolling Thunder. RVD with the cover and York gets a shoulder up. RVD then puts York in a surfboard submission. York screams out in pain. RVD with another covering telling York to stay down. York continues to kick out. RVD with a jacknife pinfall and York again kicks out. York fights back connecting with a huge knee from the second rope to RVD. RVD with a springboard kick to the face that drops York. RVD starts to do his name pose when York rolls him up for a close two count. RVD goes up top and misses the Five Star Frog Splash when York moves. York with a quick cover and RVD kicks out. RVD with a kick to York. RVD crotches York over the top rope, kicks him in the chest, goes up to the top turnbuckle and connects with a kick that sends York back into the ring. RVD connects with the Five Star Frog Splash from the top turnbuckle. RVD gets the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA X Division Champion: Rob Van Dam
After the match, Rob Van Dam claps when Christian York gets to his feet. We see highlights from York’s match with Kenny King and King’s attack on York before the title match. We then see highlights of York vs. RVD leading to the finish.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Joseph Park. Park talked about his training in Ohio Valley Wrestling and starts using “insider terms” saying Borash wouldn’t understand.
A video package runs focusing on Joseph Park training in OVW.
TNA TV Champion Devon vs. Joseph Park
Devon starts taunting Park as the crowd in Orlando cheers on Park. Lock up and Devon slaps the back of Park’s head. Devon works the left arm of Park, goes into a side headlock, takes his back and then gets in a quick takedown. Devon again slaps the head of Park. Devon then gets down on the mat and allows Park to lock on a hold. Devon powers up and Park gets in a big takedown. Huge reaction from the Orlando crowd. Park with a hip toss, arm drag and scoop slam combo on Devon. Park misses a body splash and Devon dumps him to the outside. Back in the ring, Devon with big right hands to Park. Devon catches Park with an elbow. Devon misses a headbutt from the second rope. Park fires back with a big clothesline. Park with a splash from the second rope, hooks the leg and Devon kicks out. Devon exposes a turnbuckle and sends Park face first into it. Park with some blood from his nose. Park connects with a Black Hole Slam. Park has Devon up for a chokeslam, but drops him down and shakes his head. Devon with a rollup and gets the pinfall.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Austin Aries. He said the only thing he can agree on with Bobby Roode is that they will take out Jeff Hardy tonight.
Knockouts Gauntlet Match for the #1 Contendership
Gail Kim vs. Miss Tessmacher
Tessmacher hits the ring and goes after Kim right away. Tessmacher with a rollup for a two count. Tessmacher with elbows to Kim in the corner. Kim with a big flying forearm clothesline. Kim goes up top and Tessmacher gets in a kick to knock her down. Tessmacher with a series of clotheslines. Tessmacher with a corner dropkick to Kim and then brings him down with a big facebuster. Tessmacher gets a two count. Kim with her Eat Defeat out of no where. Kim gets the pinfall.
Miss Tessmacher is eliminated.
Out next is ODB. Kim goes to attack her on the entrance ramp and ODB cuts her off. ODB smacks the butt of Kim repeatedly when Kim is held up against the ropes. ODB sends Kim into the opposite corner. ODB picks up Kim and slams her into another corner. ODB with a cover for two. ODB with a fallaway slam to Kim and flips back up. ODB is up on the top turnbuckle when Kim pulls her off and ODB snaps back on her head. Kim covers ODB for the pinfall.
ODB is eliminated.
Out next is Mickie James. Kim sends her to the corner countering a DDT attempt. Kim with a splash in the corner. James with a jumping neckbreaker. James with a kick to the head dropping Kim. James face plants Kim on the mat. Kim avoids a baseball slide to the outside, but James comes back with a quick head scissors takedown. James tosses Kim back in. James goes up top. Kim grabs the referee. James with a rollup. Kim reverses into a rollup and holds the shorts to get the pinfall.
Mickie James is eliminated.
Out next is Velvet Sky. Gail Kim hides on the other side of the ring. Sky walks down the ramp and Kim attacks her sending her into the steel steps. Kim jumps back in the ring and starts celebrating. The referee starts the count. Sky is able to make it in the ring before the 10 count. Kim with repeated pinfall attempts on Sky and Sky continues to kick out. Sky with an inside cradle for a close two count. Kim catches Sky with a boot in the corner, another rollup, holds the ropes and the referee stops the pinfall when she sees this. Kim argues with the referee. Sky kicks Kim in the gut, hooks the arms and connects with a facebuster. Sky covers Kim, Kim gets her foot under the bottom rope and the referee still counts the pinfall.
Winner and new #1 contender for the TNA Knockouts Championship: Velvet Sky
After the match, we see all of the eliminations leading up to the finish of Velvet Sky getting the pinfall over Gail Kim. Taz is arguing that Kim clearly had her foot under the bottom rope.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Christopher Daniels. Borash notes that Daniels’ match tonight against James Storm is now a #1 contendership match for the TNA Championship per a ruling by Dixie Carter and Hulk Hogan. Daniels and Kazarian poke fun at rednecks and how they are too high class for that demographic.
#1 Contendership for the TNA Championship
Christopher Daniels w/ Kazarian vs. James Storm
Storm with a quick headlock takedown on Daniels early on. Tenay notes this is the first time Storm and Daniels have faced off in a singles match on a PPV event in TNA history despite both being part of the roster since the early days of the company. Storm with a big hip toss to Daniels and goes back to the headlock takedown. Storm with a clothesline sending Daniels to the outside. Storm with right hands to Daniels. Back in the ring, Daniels distracts the referee. Kazarian then distracts Storm allowing Daniels to send Storm flying into the steel ring barricade. Kazarian with a few shots to Storm. Back in the ring, Daniels grounds Storm working over his left arm. Daniels with a big shoulder block on Storm. Daniels keeps working over the left arm of Storm. Storm with right hands, but Daniels keeps trying to lock the left arm of Storm. Storm breaks it up with a side russian leg sweep. Storm and Daniels exchange right hands. Storm with a knee strike and neckbreaker combo. Storm chases off Kazarian who gets up on the ring apron. Storm comes off the top rope with a flying elbow.
Daniels kicks out after the big flying elbow from Storm. Storm counters a rollup attempt. Daniels drops his knees off the left arm of Storm. Daniels with a shot to Storm in the corner. Storm sits Daniels up on the top turnbuckle. Storm pulls Daniels down on his shoulders and connects with the Eye of the Storm. Storm hooks the leg and Daniels again kicks out. Storm screams out in frustration. Storm with a kick to the head of Daniels after he was tossed to the ring apron. Storm with an Alabama Slam (Roll Tide) from the corner on Daniels. Storm is calling for the Last Call. Daniels avoids it and connects with the Angel’s Wings. Daniels hooks the leg and Storm kicks out. Daniels can’t believe it. Kazarian is shocked at ringside as well. Daniels goes for the BME, but Storm gets his knee up. Storm with the backcracker and then connects with Closing Time (knees to the face). Storm again backs to the corner. Storm with Last Call to Kazarian who jumps up on the ring apron. Daniels then charges in, covers Storm, uses the ropes for leverage and gets the quick pinfall.
Winner and new #1 Contender for the TNA Championship: Christopher Daniels
After the match, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian celebrate on the ramp.
We see footage from Impact Wrestling on Thursday of Bully Ray proposing to Brooke Hogan.
Back live, Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan come out to the ring. Ray grabs the mic, looks at Brooke and says, “First things first. You look freaking hot tonight.” He says this Thursday on Impact Wrestling on Spike TV he is getting married to Brooke. Ray said they had a discussion about who they should invite to the wedding. He holds up his phone and sends out a video tweet showing the Orlando crowd getting excited about coming to the wedding this Thursday. Ray thanks everyone for giving their support for the wedding this Thursday.
A video package runs focusing on the return of Sting to Impact Wrestling.
Sting vs. Doc from Aces and Eights
Sting goes after Doc right away as they start brawling at ringside. Sting with a huge right hand to Doc. They brawl near another side of the Impact Zone when members of the Aces and Eights show up. They start attacking Sting. Referee Earl Hebner tells them to get away. Doc grabs Sting and drags him back tossing him in the ring.
The referee calls for the bell and we are officially underway. Doc with a quick cover and Sting kicks out. They brawl to the outside and Doc sends Sting with force into the steel ring steps. Doc with a big boot and tosses Sting back in the ring. Doc drops Sting with a big right hand. Doc drops a quick elbow and goes to a headlock to keep Sting grounded. Sting breaks free, hits the ropes and Doc drops him with a big clotheslines. Doc with a quick splash, cover and Sting kicks out. Doc with jabs to Sting with a third jab dropping Sting. Series of counters and Sting is able to take down Doc with a Scorpion Deathdrop. Sting with a cover and Doc kicks out. Doc misses a high knee in the corner and Sting with a high knee to Doc. Sting with chops to Doc. Stinger Splash in the corner on Doc. Another Scorpion Deathdrop on Doc and Sting gets the pinfall.
After the match, members of Aces and Eights show up at ringside. Bully Ray’s music hits and he runs down the ramp with a steel chain in hand. The members of Aces and Eights take off to the back.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Bobby Roode. Roode confirms comments by Austin Aries earlier tonight that they intend to take out Jeff Hardy tonight.
A video package runs hyping the main event tonight.
TNA Championship – Triple Threat Match
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode
Jeremy Borash handled the ring introductions for the challengers Austin Aries, Bobby Roode and the champion Jeff Hardy.
Aries and Roode go after Hardy when the bell rings. Hardy with an elbow to Roode and head scissors to Aries. Hardy with a bulldog and clothesline combo on both Aries and Roode. Hardy with an inverted atomic drop on Roode and follows with a dropkick to the face. Aries breaks up the pinfall, but takes an inverted atomic drop from Hardy followed by a leg drop to the groin. Roode then levels Hardy to break it up. Roode gets dumped out and Hardy with a facebuster powerbomb on Aries. Hardy with a dive off the ring apron to take out Roode at ringside. Roode with a quick spinebuster on Hardy and follows with right hands. Back in the ring, Aries with a snapmare to Hardy and quick elbow from the second rope. Hardy works over Aries in the corner with kicks. Aries misses a splash and Hardy jumps in with big right hands. Roode jumps in and Hardy connects with rights. Hardy sends Roode into Aries in the corner. Hardy jumps off the back of Roode and connects with a Poetry in Motion to Aries in the corner. Roode crotches Hardy on the top turnbuckle when he goes up top.
Aries starts choking Hardy with his boot in the corner. Hardy takes double elbows from Aries and Roode. Aries and Roode both take turns covering Hardy and continue to get two counts. Hardy is put up on the top turnbuckle. Roode hooks Hardy and connects with a big superplex. Roode hooks the leg and Hardy kicks out. Hardy is crotched up on the top turnbuckle. Roode puts Aries on his shoulders. They walk forward, Aries tries to hook Hardy, Hardy fights off Aries and connects with a Whisper in the Wind taking out Aries off the shoulders of Roode. Roode falls back as well. Hardy with a flying forearm on Aries and a dropkick to Roode. Hardy dropkicks Roode through the ropes, springboards himself up and Aries cuts him off. Nasty spot sees Hardy jump off the steel ring steps and splash into Aries against the steel ring barricade. Aries pushes Hardy off the top turnbuckle with Roode down in the ring. Hardy with a suplex to Aries over Roode back in the ring from the ring apron. Hardy with a splash from the second rope over Roode that connects. Roode kicks out.
Hardy is sent into Roode in the corner. Aries charges and Hardy moves. Roode with a spear to Hardy and Hardy again kicks out. Aries with a big forearm to Hardy that drops him. Aries covers and Hardy kicks out. Roode with a corner splash and Hardy again kicks out. Aries and Roode are frustrated. Hardy is up in the corner, Roode holds the legs of Hardy and Aries connects with a huge dropkick. Aries picks up Hardy and connects with his Brainbuster. Aries hooks the leg and Hardy kicks out. Aries is shocked. Roode holds down Hardy as Aries attempts a 450 Splash. Hardy moves and Aries hits the mat. Roode with a suplex into a bridge for a two count on Aries. Aries goes after Roode with forearms. Aries with a huge forearm to the head of Roode and gets a two count. Roode with a front suplex to Aries. Roode charges, Aries sprawls and hooks the head of Roode. Aries then counters into his Last Chancery submission. Roode rakes the eyes of Aries. Roode drops Aries down and applies a Crossface submission. Aries rolls over to get Roode on his shoulders for a pinfall.
Roode kicks out during the pin attempt. Roode gets Aries up on the top turnbuckle in the corner. Aries counters a superplex attempt and connects with a missile dropkick to Roode. Aries with a quick dropkick to Roode in the corner. Aries brings Roode to the middle of the ring, Roode counters a Brainbuster, pushes Aries to the corner and gets a rollup for a close two count. Aries with a backslide pin and Hardy jumps in dropping his legs down over the arms of Roode to get a dual pinfall with Aries.
Bobby Roode is eliminated.
Aries is arguing with the referee on Hardy getting the credit for the elimination. Series of counters as Aries and Hardy go at it. Hardy with a Twist of Fate on Aries from the ring apron over the second rope. Aries falls back. Hardy goes up top and connects with the Swanton Bomb. Hardy gets the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA Champion: Jeff Hardy
After the match, Jeff Hardy is handed the TNA Championship and his own title belt. We see a shot of a frustrated Austin Aries and Bobby Roode sitting down at ringside looking at each other. We then see highlights of the match leading to Roode’s elimination and then the finish with Hardy pinning Aries. Back live, Hardy is continuing his celebration in the Impact Zone.
A promo for TNA Lockdown in March airs.