TNA Impact Wrestling: No Surrender
Orlando, FL (Impact Zone)
August 5, 2015
Announcers: Josh Matthews & The Pope
Recap by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
I missed the first full thirty minutes of the show as a storm knocked out all of our power. I’ll just have to briefly recap everything that went down during that time.
TNA paid tribute to Roddy Piper with an on screen graphic as No Surrender began.
Mr. Anderson def. Bram via a small package in their match.
James Storm blamed Khoya for his loss last week and Khoya ended up attacking Storm and declaring himself Mahabali Shera, no longer Khoya. Storm later challenged Khoya to a match tonight.
My power comes back on as Gail Kim is making her entrance.
Gail Kim vs. The Dollhouse
Marti starts the match off against Gail and swings at her with a clothesline as the bell rings but Gail rolls under it and connects with a series of strikes. Gail then avoids a charging Marti by sliding through the ropes. She hits a shoulder block followed by a slingshot rollup for a nearfall. Jade runs in and runs into Marti knocking both girls to the floor. Terrell distracts Gail from the apron allowing Marti to clothesline her from below. Marti puts the boots to Gail and then slams her face to the mat. Marti hits a rolling neckbreaker before tagging Terrell into the match. Terrell gets a nearfall and then immediatley tags Jade into the match. Jade runs into a headlock from Gail but she escapes it and the two girls exchange roundhouse kick attempts. Both duck the kicks and then they exchange arm drags. Gail follows up with a Sliding Dropkick for a nearfall. Gail hits a series of forearms and then Terrell distracts her from the apron again leading to Jade hitting a big Bridging German Suplex for a nearfall. Jade tosses Gail into the corner and hits a Cannonball before tagging Terrell into the match so she can get another nearfall. Marti tags into the match and holds Gail as Terrell goes for a Forearm Smash. Gail ducks it and Marti hits Terrell! Gail tosses Marti to the floor and then hits a charging Jade with a Leaping Tornado DDT! Gail turns to Terrell so Terrell drops down to the apron adn escapes through the crowd! Back in the ring Gail ducks a double clothesline attempt from The Dollhouse and then she lays into both of them with clotheslines and forearms. Gail hits a Springboard Flying Cross Body out of the corner on Marti for a nearfall. Gail then rolls Jade up but Marti kicks her in the back. The Dollhouse attempts a Double Suplex attempt but Gail blocks it and hits a Double Dropkick! Gail hits Eat Defeat on Marti for the pin!
Winner: Gail Kim via pinfall (Eat Defeat)
A vignette airs of Drew Galloway cutting a promo on Eli Drake. Galloway says he will never stop his quest in TNA and Eli Drake will pay for his sins. He says that he will #StandUp simply to watch Drake fall. He blames Drake for The Rising’s breakup.
“The Chosen One” Drew Galloway vs. Eli Drake
The story to this match is that Galloway brought Drake into TNA as a part of his Rising group to face off with BDC. The Rising broke up after they lost a match to BDC with the losing team having to disband. Drake faked a knee injury in that match and a few weeks ago he attacked Galloway in his match with EC3 for the World Title costing Galloway the title. Drake comes to the ring wearing a “#SitDown” shirt. As Drake makes his entrance Galloway attacks him on the entrance ramp and tosses him into the ring steps. Drake rolls into the ring only to roll out to the floor on the other side as Galloway follows him. Galloway slams Drake across the guardrail and then pulls up the mats at ringside over the concrete. Drake hits Galloway with a knee to the gut and then attempts to Piledrive Galloway onto the concrete only for Galloway to backdrop him. Galloway rips off Drake’s shirt and then chops him as the fans hold him in place! Drew dives off the ring steps with a Flying Clothesline as Drake attempts to retreat from his former partner. Drew hits a Spinebuster on Drake slamming him into the apron! He rolls Drake into the match and then kicks Drake in the face as he comes in. Galloway goes for the Future Shock but Drake blocks it and retreats to the floor. Drake starts to walk up the ramp but Galloway chases him down and clotheslines him! Galloway tosses Drake back in the ring and German Suplexes Drake into the turnbuckles! Galloway beats on Drake in the corner but Drake ends up poking him in the eyes and then he rolls him up and holds onto the ropes to get more leverage and the pin!
Winner: Eli Drake via pinfall (rollup)
Footage of the promo between Aries and Spud from last week is shown.
Backstage Bully Ray talks to Brian Hebner and tells him that whenever Earl decides to retire Brian will be Head Referee. Bobby Roode approaches Bully as Bully asks why is there because he gave Bobby the night off. Roode asks what the deal with the stuff with Aries is about but Bully says that Aries runs his mouth a lot and he gave him what he wants. Roode says that Aries is his partner and if he is gone his team is gone. Bully says this is on Aries not Bully but Roode says that he is going to make damn sure that his partner doesn’t lose. Bully says that he will make damn sure that the best man wins.
Career vs. Name Match
“A-Double” Austin Aries vs. Rockstar Spud
The stipulation in this match is that if Aries wins then he takes the “Rockstar” part of Spud’s name and he can longer use it, but if Spud wins then Aries must leave TNA. Spud locks up with Aries and Aries quickly takes Spud down to the mat and rides him into the Last Chancery! Spud quickly crawls to the ropes to break the hold but Aries then lays across the top turnbuckle taunting Spud. Aries puts Spud in a side headlock and then transitions into an armlock and goes right back into a side headlock. Aries then puts Spud in a wristlock but Spud reverses it only for Aries to reverse that into a headlock. Spud shoves Aries into the corner btu Aries leapfrogs Spud and then catches him with an armdrag and holds onto an armbar. Spud counters into a headscissors on the mat but Aries headstands out of it and hits a Basement Dropkick. Aries hits a Scoop Slam and then an Eddie Guerrero style Slingshot Somersault Senton from the apron for a nearfall. Aries lays into Spud with elbows and slaps before Spud fires back with a series of right hands. Spud attempts a Shortarm Clothesline but Aries counters into a combination Gutbuster/Lariat followed by the Pendulum Elbow for another nearfall. Spud puts his knee into the back of Spud and then puts in a submission as he pulls back on the arms. Spud fights out of it and attempts the Underdog, but Aries blocks it and hits a Kneebreaker/Back Supelx combo for yet another nearfall. Aries locks Spud into the Last Chancery but Spud again gets to the ropes to break the hold. Aries puts the boots to Spud and then hits the IED followed by an attempt at the Brainbuster, but Spud catches Aries with a quick inside cradle for a nearfall. Aries gets pissed destroys him with a Roaring Elbow! Aries hits a second Roaring Elbow and then a Running Forearm Smash as Spud retreated to the corner. Aries hits the IED again and then connects with the Brainbuster! 1…2…NO Spud manages to kick out! Aries cannot believe that Spud kicked out and again hooks the leg of Spud only to get a two count! Aries cannot believe that Spud won’t stay down and gets super pissed as he begins to slap and pie face Spud. Spud and Aries exchange strikes as Spud gets fired up! Spud gets the better of Aries in that exchange but then Aries kills him with a Lariat as Spud was winding up for a big right hand. Aries whips Spud into the corner but Spud leapfrogs Aries as he charges in and then connects with the big right hand that he was looking for! Spud tosses Aries to the floor and then hits a Somersault Plancha over the top onto Aries on the floor! Spud tosses Aries back in the ring and then dives off the top with a Flying Cross Body! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out and then Spud goes for the Underdog, but Aries crotches him on the ropes. Aries slaps the hell out of Spud and then climbs up with Spud. Aries attempts a Back Superplex but Spud counters it into a Super Underdog off the top! 1…2…3!
Winner: Rock Spud via pinfall (Super Undog – Aries must now leave TNA)
Aries looks stunned after the loss and now he is vanquished from TNA. Aries raises the arm of Spud after the match and hugs him. Matthews thanks Aries on commentary for everything he has done for TNA and all of the incredible matches he has. I second that sentiment and truly hope this is not the end for “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” in his TNA career.
Backstage Roode approaches Aries and they talk about what just happened. Aries says that Spud “f*cking earned it” and says that is the beauty of pro wrestling, anything can happen on any night. Roode says he doesn’t know where they go from here and Aries says that guys like them are one of a kind and they aren’t many of them left in the business. He says they will always land on their feet and keep doing what they do. Aries says that it isn’t good bye, it’s “see ya down the road.”
“Cowboy” James Storm vs. “Khoya” Mahabali Shera
Shera wears jeans to the ring and Storm kicks the ropes into his nuts as he tries to climb in the ring. Storm beats Shera down and eventually hits him with the cowbell leading to the DQ.
Winner: Mahabali Shera via DQ
In the back Bully Ray is shown beaten down down on the ground.
Backstage Jeff Jarrett walks into Dixie’s office as she is talking to someone about the attack on Bully. Jeff says he heard about it and says he wants to help. Jeff wants her to let him take his spot for one week and put together an Impact that everyone will remember. Dixie agrees and says she needs to help right now because she has no idea how long Bully is going to be out for.
EC3 cuts a promo on his match tonight as he prepares for the match. EC3 says he is undefeatable and unpinnable which is fitting since Matt picked a match where pinfalls don’t matter. EC3 says that it’s all about the money and all the money lies with the champion, EC3.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Full Metal Mayhem
Ethan Carter III (c) vs. Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy has never received a TNA World Title shot and this is the first time these two have been in the ring together in a one-on-one fashion. Everyone is banned from ringside in this match so both Jeffrey Hardy and Tyrus will not accompany either EC3 or Matthew to the ring. JB does the old school boxing style intros for this match.
Matt attacks EC3 and whips him into the corner. He hits a Running Clothesline followed by a Running Bulldog! Matt goes for Side Effect but EC3 blocks it and hits a big clothesline. EC3 rolls out to the floor and grabs a chair and hits Matt in the gut with it. EC3 blasts Matt across the back with the chair and the he sets it up and sits in it. EC3 taunts Matt as he paintbrushes him with shots and slams his face into the chair. EC3’s taunting leads to Matt blocking a right hand and countering into a Side Effect onto the chair! Matt grabs a ladder and slides it in the ring and then he rams it into EC3 repeatedly as Jeff Hardy is shown watching on a monitor backstage. EC3 dropkicks the ladder into Matt’s face and then charges at him but Matt Hip Tosses EC3 onto the ladder! Matt wedges the ladder between the top and middle turnbuckles and then he slams EC3’s face into it over and over. Matt leans the ladder over in the corner and then whips EC3 hard into it! EC3 hits a Vertical Suplex and then sets the ladder up under the World Title. He climbs up the ladder but EC3 blasts the knee of Hardy with a chair and then snatches him down the ladder by his leg.
Back from the break EC3 has Matt trapped underneath the ring steps and is putting the boots to him. EC3 sets the ladder up under the title again and begins climbing up to reach the title. EC3 almost reaches the belt when Hardy climbs back in and shoves the ladder over sending EC3 into the turnbuckles. Matt then shoves the ladder into EC3’s balls before hitting the ladder with a chair to once again send it into the balls of the champ. Matt climbs up the ladder again but EC3 pulls him down only for Hardy to catch him with a Spinning Neckbreaker! Matt climbs back up the ladder but EC3 shoves the ladder over. Hardy lands on his feet and then ducks a clothesline and hits the Twist of Fate on EC3! Matt lays EC3 on a table in the ring and then climbs to the top for a Moonsault, but EC3 gets up and crotches Hardy on the top turnbuckle. EC3 Powerbombs Hardy off the top through the table! EC3 sets the ladder back up again but again Hardy pulls him down. The fight spills out to the floor with Hardy slamming EC3 into the ring steps! Matt pulls out an old school TNA ladder (one from back in the day that TNA used that had TNAWrestling.com on the side of it) and sets it up between the ring steps and the ring apron like a bridge. Matt attempts to Suplex EC3 off the apron onto the ladder but EC3 blocks it and then shoves Matt down back first across that ladder. EC3 pulls Matt onto the apron to try and put Matt through a table at ringside, but Matt destroys him with a Side Effect onto the ring apron! Matt lays EC3 out on the table and then climbs to the top rope and dives off with a Guillotine Leg Drop sending EC3 straight through the table! Matt manages to roll back into the ring and then slowly climb back up the ladder, but EC3 drags himself back into the ring as Matt climbs the ladder. EC3 slams a ladder into the legs of Matt as he grabbed the title belt. Matt falls down the ladder and then EC3 begins to climb up the other side of the ladder. Matt climbs up with EC3 adn they begin exchanging right hands underneath the title belt. Matt grabs the title belt but EC3 kicks Matt in the nuts sending him crashing to the ring! EC3 then pulls the title down and retains his championship!
Winner & STILL World Champ: EC3 via pulling the title
1) Mr. Anderson def. Bram
2) Handicap Match: Gail Kim def. The Dollhouse
3) Eli Drake def. Drew Galloway
4) Career vs. Name Match: Rockstar Spud def. Austin Aries
5) Mahabali Shera def. James Storm via DQ
6) TNA World Title Full Metal Mayhem: EC3 (c) def. Matt Hardy to retain the title