The following was taped on Wednesday night in New York City, New York.
TNA Impact Wrestling tapings for July 17 and July 24, 2014:
* Kurt Angle came out announcing the return of the six-sided ring. He said the company has made mistakes in the past and tonight marks the official reboot of the brand. Angle then introduced Taz. Taz cut a promo about how the roster today looks exactly like the same locker room back in the ECW days.
* Tommy Dreamer and Bully Ray were out next. Ray wants to keep his promise of putting Dixie Carter through a table. Dreamer called TNA the new Madhouse of Extreme and that the fans were the biggest part of the changes. EC3 and Rhino interrupt. EC3 said Dixie isn’t going through a table. Dreamer said this isn’t a PG show and wants to see less talking, more action. This got a tag match started.
* EC3 and Rhino def. Tommy Dreamer and Bully Ray.
* Austin Aries retained the TNA X Division Championship in a Gauntlet match. It came down to Aries and Sanada. Others involved included Eddie Edwards, Manik, Davey Richards and DJ Z.
* MVP cut a promo saying he was wrestling tonight under protest.
* Eric Young and Bobby Roode def. MVP and Kenny King via DQ. MVP used his crutch.
* Madison Rayne def. Brittany in a No DQ, No Countout match.
* Lashley def. Jeff Hardy to retain the TNA Championship.
This is where the second taping was believed to have started.
* Dixie Carter, Rhino, Rockstar Spud and EC3 came out. Carter talked down the fans in NYC and mocked Tommy Dreamer’s promo from a few weeks ago. Dreamer and Bully Ray are out next with a table. A brawl broke out with EC3 and Rhino. Dixie was saved from being put through a table. Devon hit the ring and attacked EC3. 3D on EC3 through a table.
* Xplosion match: Velvet Sky def. TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim in a non-title match.
* Low Ki def. DJ Z.
* The Great Muta def. Robbie E. After the match, James Storm cut a promo on Muta running him down saying he was another old guy coming here at the expense of young guys that helped build the company. Storm attacked Muta and Sanada hit the ring to make the save. Sanada then attacked Muta with a chair and gave him a moonsault.
* Jeff Hardy was out next. He said we haven’t seen the last of Willow, but the people wanted him back instead. He introduced his brother Matt Hardy. Matt said he had to leave to get better and now he is ready to become tag team champions with his brother. Matt and Jeff challenged The Wolves to a title match at Destination X. The Wolves accepted.
* Kurt Angle brought out Austin Aries to find out his decision for Destination X – would he forfeit his X Division Championship for a title shot or not. TNA Champion Lashley and MVP interrupt. Aries tells MVP he has unfinished business and hands the X Division title over to Angle. So it will be Lashley vs. Aries for the TNA Championship at the Destination X taping.
* Dixie Carter cut a promo from the balcony with King Mo. She ran down Dreamer.
* EC3, Rhino and Rockstar Spud def. Tommy Dreamer, Bully Ray and Devon. Devon was attacked by a guy in a sweatshirt that turned out to be former WWE star Gene Snitsky. Atlas security went after Snitsky. Former WWE star Ezekiel Jackson then showed up and attacked Dreamer to setup the win for EC3, Rhino and Spud.