TNA Impact Wrestling
Orlando, FL (Impact Zone)
August 26, 2015
Announcers: Josh Matthews & The Pope
Recap by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Impact opens up with the Hardyz in the ring talking about Matt’s Full Metal Mayhem with EC3. Matt says that match could have went either way and he says that he feels like right now he is the man to carry TNA into the future. He says that he is coming for EC3’s title and he says he wants one more title shot.
EC3 comes out with Tyrus and he says that in 1999 when he was just a kid he was there live watching the Hardyz in a Ladders Match so to have the opportunity to share that sort of match with Matt he couldn’t have been more… DISSAPOINTED! He calls the Hardyz the “grovler and the gimp” now and he says that Matt put his best effort in only for EC3 to go into “God Mode” one more time and yet again come out victorious.
Jeff says that EC3 needs to explain to the fans why he is such a jackass but EC3 says he is the franchise of TNA not a jackass and that title on his shoulder proves it. EC3 says he is in the position that Jeff should be in but Jeff is just a daredevil that can’t even stick a landing now. He says that next time Jeff wants to be in the hospital just let him know and he will put him in it for a broken face instead of a broken leg. Jeff says he isn’t cleared to wrestle but he will knock the hell out of EC3 right now.
EC3 says that since he is a giver if the fans chant “Matt for Champion” then he will give him another shot. The fans chant it and EC3 says he will do it if Matt and Jeff agree to one stipulation. If EC3 wins then Jeff must become EC3’s own persona assistant. EC3 taunts Jeff by telling him he will be washing his car and cooking his meals for him. He says that Matt can either take it or leave it and then leaves the ring.
Josh and Pope discuss the show tonight and they reveal that Dixie Carter and Jeff Jarrett are both here tonight. Pope says that ever since Jeff has been in charge GFW vs. TNA has been off the chart. Josh says that in the Main Event four former champions will face off in a Fatal 4-Way with the winner earning a shot at PJ Black for the King of the Mountain TItle.
A video package highlighting the horrible feud between EY and Chris Melendez is shown.
Backstage EY says that he has taken Melendez’s pride and his dignity and now that he has made the fatal mistake of asking for another match with him he is going to take the only thing he has left: his leg.
“Showtime” Eric Young vs. “The Sarge” Chris Melendez
The stipulation of this match is that if EY wins then he gets Melendez’s prosthetic leg. EY beats down The Sarge and wears him down for several minutes before Melendez starts to make a babyface comeback with a snapmare counter out of a headlock. Melendez hits a series of clotheslines and then a Spinning Neckbreaker Mr. Anderson style. Melendez hits a Bully Bomb and then grabs EY again, but EY rakes his eyes and tosses him inot the corner. EY charges at Melendez but he floats over EY and rolls him up for a nearfall. EY gets right back to his feet and attempts the Piledriver but EY blocks it and then EY takes Melendez down and cradles him using his feet on the ropes for leverage to the pin.
Winner: Eric Young via pinfall (rollup)
After the match EY demands that Melendez hand over his leg and if he is a man of his word he will hand it to EY. Melendez takes his leg off and tosses it to EY as EY was taunting him (by backing up repeatedly to make Melendez have to hop towards him). EY taunts Melendez by saying that he will mount Melendez’s leg on his mantle because he is a big game hunter.
TNA X-Division Championship
Triple Threat Match
Tigre Uno (c) vs. “The Playa from the Himalayas” Sonjay Dutt vs. “DJ Z” Zema Ion
Zema and Tigre lockup at the bell but Sonjay comes over and kicks them. Tigre hits the ropes and ducks under leapfrogs from both Zema and Sonjay and then they hit a Double Hip Toss on Tigre. Zema hits a dropkick on Tigre and then Zema and Sonjay go counter for counter with each other finishing up with a rana from Sonjay. Tigre trips Sonjay from the floor and then Zema charges at Sonjay but Sonjay backdrops Zema over the top onto Tigre on the floor. Sonjay follows up with Somersault Plancha off the apron onto Tigre and Zema. Tigre shoves Sonjay into the ring post and then tosses Zema back in the ring. Tigre lights Zema up with chops and then connects with a dropkick followed by an Asai Moonsault for a nearfall. Tigre follows up with a Springboard Corkscrew Moonsault but Zema moves and then hits a big Gutbuster on Tigre. Zema lays into Tigre with chops and then Sonjay hits a Slingshot Somersault Bomb onto both Tigre and Zema for a nearfall. Sonjay puts Tigre in a Cravate and hits a series of knee strikes followed by a Tornado DDT out of the corner for another nearfall. Sonjay goes for a Cutter but Tigre shoves him into a knee from Zema. Zema attempts a Tornado DDT but Sonjay shoves him into an Enziguri from Tigre. Sonjay hits a Superkick on Tigre and then he and Zema clothesline each other! Sonjay hits a Seesaw Kick on Zema in the corner and then sets up for a springboard move but Zema knocks him to the floor. Zema hits a Kip Up Dropkick on Tigre and then attempts a Suplex only for Tigre to counter into a German Suplex sending Zema into the turnbuckles! Tigre follows up with a Springboard Frog Splash for the pin!
Winner & STILL X-Division Champ: Tigre Uno via pinfall (Springboard Frog Splash)
Backstage James Storm screams at Abyss and Manik saying that it is all about getting gold tonight. He says that no longer will they allow for this company to hold them down. Storm gets in Manik’s face and says that if he ever sees Manik dancing around with Khoya again he will cut him down.
Backstage the Hardyz are shown discussing EC3’s proposition from earlier.
TNA World Tag Team Championships
The Revolution (Manik & Abyss) vs. The Wolves (c)
Davey and Abyss will start the match off against each other. They lockup and Absys tosses Davey clear across the ring. Eddie says that he wants a shot so Davey tags him in and then Eddie locks up with Abyss only for Abyss to toss him across the ring as well. Eddie follows up with a series of chops but Abyss takes him down and tags Manik into the match. Manik hits a European Uppercut and then whips Eddie into the ropes where Davey blind tags him. The Wolves hit a Double Japanese Arm Drag on Manik and then knocks Abyss off the ropes. They lay into Manik in the corner and then hit a series of Running Back Elbows followed by a drop toehold from Eddie and an Elbow Drop from Davey for a nearfall. Davey hits the ropes but Abyss hits him from behind and Manik connects with a Spinning Heel Kick. Abyss tags into the match and the heels beat on Davey on their corner. Abyss hits a big Corner Splash on Davey and tags Manik back into the ring. Manik hits a Snap Suplex and rolls into a Back Suplex for a nearfall. Manik puts Davey into a series of lucha submissions but Davey fights up to his feet and counters into an inside cradle for a nearfall. Manik gets back to his feet and takes Davey out with a dropkick. Manik tosses Davey into their corner and tags Abyss back in. Abyss goes for another Splash but Davey rolls underneath and Manik tags back into the match. Davey leapfrogs Manik and tags Eddie into the match! Eddie hits a Suicide Dive through the ropes onto Abyss and then hits a Springboard Sunset Flip followed by dropkick and then lays into Manik with chops. Eddie whips Manik into the opposite corner and charges at him and then connects with a Backpack Driver on Manik from the corner. Abyss comes in and attempts a Chokeslam but Eddie backflips to his feet and then Davey comes in and they hit Dual Dropkicks on Abyss! They hit a Double Van Terminator on Abyss in the corner and then set up for their finish but Storm trips Eddie on the floor. Manik hits a Hurricanrana on Davey and Khoya runs out and gets into a brawl with Storm. Back in the ring Manik hits the ropes but runs right into the Alarm Clock from The Wolves followed by the Force of Nature combo for the pin!
Winners & STILL Tag Champs: The Wolves via pinfall (Force of Nature)
The Hardyz come out and Jeff Hardy accepts the stipulations for the match and starts a “#MattForChamp” chant.
A video package highlights Jeff Jarrett’s return to TNA and the issues of late with him running Impact. Dixie is shown on the phone backstage and someone hilariously is shown walking into the shot, realizing they are in the shot, and running backwards.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Velvet Sky vs. Brooke Tessmacher (c)
Velvet and Brooke shake hands and then lockup. Velvet tosses Brooke into the corner repeatedly and then connects with a series of clotheslines for a nearfall. Velvet whips Brooke into the corner but Brooke springboards out of the corner with a Flying Clothesline for a nearfall. Brooke and Velvet exchange forerams and then Brooke connects with a Russian Legsweep for a nearfall. Brooke hits a series of forearms and follows up with a Flying Forearm. Brooke mounts Velvet in the corner and sets up for the Facebuster but Velvet blocks it and then hits a series of head kicks followed by a Running Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Velvet and Brooke exchange forearms again and then both hit the ropes and slam each other to the mat by the hair. Brooke tosses Velvet to the floor and then Velvet trips Brooke and pulls her out with her. Velvet hits a series of forearms and attempts to whip Brooke into the ring steps, but Brooke reverses it and then shoves Velvet back into the ring. The Dollhouse runs down and attacks Brooke leading to the DQ.
Winner & STILL KO Champ: Brooke via DQ
The Dollhouse attacks Velvet but Rebel runs down to the ring and The Dollhouse backs down. Velvet gets back to her feet but then Rebel kicks her in the back and they triple team her as it seems Rebel is the newest member of The Dollhouse. Taryn Terrell appears on the screen and says that Velvet made the biggest mistake by getting involved with them because the Dollhouse is just getting stronger and she just met the newest member. The Dollhouse hits a version of Total Elimination on Velvet followed by a Split Leg Drop from Rebel.
Backstage Bobby Roode says that tonight he will prove to Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett, and the rest of the world why he is the IT Factor of Pro Wrestling.
KOTM Title #1 Contenders Match
“The IT Factor” Bobby Roode vs. “The Destroyer” Lashley vs. “Cowboy” James Storm vs. Mr. Anderson
The bell rings and everyone squares off with each other! Lashley and Roode pair off on one side of the floor while Storm and Anderson fight on the otherside. Roode attempts to Suplex Lashley on the ramp but Lashley reverses it! Anderson spits a fans beer in Storm’s face and tosses him into the ring. Lashley rolls in as well and the two babyfaces take turns beating on Storm. They whip Storm into the ropes and connect with a Double Back Elbow. Lashley tosses Storm to the floor and then they shake each others hands and Anderson goes for a Mic Check, but Lashley counters into a clothesline attempt. Anderson counters into a Swinging Neckbreaker attempt but Lashley blocks it and goes for a Dominator only for Anderson to block it. They both miss clotheslines and then stare each other down.
Storm and Roode pair as we come back and Storm hits a Reverse DDT into an Elbow Drop for a nearfall. Storm whips Roode into the corner and charges at him but Roode catches him with a back elbow followed by a Blockbuster off the top for a nearfall. Anderson breaks up the pin attempt and tosses him to the floor. Anderson whips Storm hard into the corner and then charges right into a boot from Storm. Lashley clotheslines Anderson and then hits a big Running Shoulder Block on Storm in the corner. Lashley lifts Storm up to the top rope and then climbs up with him but Roode crotches Lashley and Powerbombs Lashley off the top as Lashley Superplexed Storm at the same time in the Tower of Doom! Anderson climbs up top but Roode crotches Anderson and attempts a Superplex, but Anderson blocks it and they exchange strikes. Anderson knocks Roode off the top and attempts a Kenton Bomb but Roode rolls out of the way. Storm clotheslines Anderson and then he rolls to the floor as Storm follows him. In the ring Roode whips Lashley into the corner and hits a Running Clothesline. Roode goes for a second one but Lashley catches him with an elbow and then a Running Clothesline. Lashley goes for the Delayed Vertical Suplex but Roode counters with a knee to the head. Roode goes for the Roode Bomb but Lashley holds onto the ropes but Roode pulls him away and attempts the Roode Bomb again but Storm catches Roode with the Closing Time! Storm charges at Lashley but Lashley catches him with a Powerslam! Anderson hits a Spinning Neckbreaker on Lashley! 1…2…NO Roode breaks it up! Roode goes for the Payoff but Anderson counters into the Mic Check! 1…2…NO Storm breaks it up! Storm charges at Anderson in the corner but he gets backdropped to the apron. Storm lands on his feet and hits a Standing Enziguri! Storm climbs up top but Anderson crotches him and hits the Green Bay Plunge! Lashley Spears Anderson but he rolls to the floor. Lashley attempts a Spear on Roode but Storm catches him with the Last Call out of nowhere! 1…2…NO Roode breaks it up! Roode and Storm see Anderson climbing back in the ring so they then hit the Beer Money Double Suplex! They even do the “Beer Money” taunt but Storm kicks him and goes for a DDT but Roode counters into the Roode Bomb for the pin!
Winner & NEW KOTM #1 Contender: Bobby Roode via pinfall (Roode Bomb)
Josh Mathews reveals that the covergirl for the 2016 TNA Knockouts Calendar will be Velvet Sky, Gail Kim, and Brooke Tessmacher all after a fan vote.
In the back Jeff and Karen Jarrett are shown talking.
Backstage EC3 says that Matt is granted his rematch but when he beats Matt fair and square he doesn’t want to hear him whining about it. He welcomes Jeff to Team EC3 and he can’t wait to have him as his personal assistant.
Dixie comes out and she says that successful companies have one thing in common and that is that management working as a team. Dixie says that it was great to see Jeff come back to TNA earlier this Summer but she was shocked that it actually came together. She says that she was the happiest person to see it happen though and now she has a very important decision about their future.
Jeff comes down to the ring and this new relationship between he and TNA came out of the blue. Jeff says he founded TNA but it was the years that came after that which made TNA special. He says that he called TNA home for over ten years and then after the whole situation with Bully Ray he knew she needed help and he is thankful that she realized it. He says that GFW and TNA working together is a “win, win, win” because it helps TNA, GFW, and the fans all. He says he wants to see this thing keep growing and Dixie says the last few weeks have exceeded her expecations. She says that he and the GFW roster has been great to work with and she believes that when they work together they are unstoppable.
Drew Galloway comes out and tells Dixie to stop because he has something to tell her right now that he just found out.
Drew says that recently there has been some very strange things going on even though there has been some great things going on with the TNA-GFW rivalry. Drew says that Jeff is a legend and the father of TNA so he respects him but there has been a dark cloud hanging over the Impact Zone. Drew says that first Bully was attacked and then he was attacked with no clues or no witnesses. Drew says that twenty minutes ago he found out something that sheds some light on the darkness. Drew says he put his Criminalogy degree into effect for the first time in his life and he found security footage. He says that you don’t see any faces but you do see rental cars as the getaway care and both situations the cars are rented to Jeff Jarrett!
Drew says that Jeff has everything to gain in this siutation: Bully out of the way and he gets the power and Drew out of the way one of his guys wins the KOTM Title. Jeff swears on his, his wife, and his kids lives that he didn’t have a damn thing to do with it. Drew says that if Jeff lies to him and he sees it in his life he will drop him where he stands. Drew says that if it wasn’t Jeff then who could it have been. Before anyone can say anything else Karen Jarrett comes out saying that it was her!
Karen says she did this for Jeff as he looks shocked. She says that she did this for GFW but Jeff says he didn’t ask her to do this. Karen says that he deserves it because he started this company and sometimes one little spark can cause a giant inferno. Jeff looks at Karen and then looks over at Dixie and over at Drew. Jeff kicks Drew in the nuts as the rest of the GFW runs down and beats Drew down! Jeff says that he looked into Karen’s eyes and sometimes a man has to do what a man has to do! Members of the TNA roster hit the ring and a huge brawl erupts! Jeff chokes Drew with a cane while the GFW roster beats down the TNA guys (Rockstar Spud, Mark Andrews, and The Wolves). The GFW guys pose in the center of the ring as Dixie looks on in shock.
1) Eric Young def. Chris Melendez
2) TNA X-Division Title Triple Threat: Tigre Uno (c) def. Sonjay Dutt & Zema Ion to retain the title!
3) TNA Tag Team Titles: The Wolves (c) def. The Revolution to retain the titles!
4) TNA Knockouts Title: Brooke Tessmacher (c) def. Velvet Sky via DQ to retain the title!
5) KOTM #1 Contenders Fatal 4-Way: Bobby Roode def. James Storm, Lashley, & Mr. Anderson
Scheduled for Next Week:
– KOTM Title: PJ Black (c) vs. Bobby Roode
– TNA World Title: Ethan Carter III (c) vs. Matt Hardy