TNA Impact Wrestling Results
November 25, 2015
Commentators: The Pope & Josh Mathews
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Impact opens up this week with highlights from last week and hypes up what we will see this week. Kong, Gail Kim, Eric Young, and Bobby Roode have all advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in the World Title Tournament. Pope and Josh discuss the final night of Group Play.
TNA World Title Series
Group X-Division Tiebreaker 3-Way Dance
Tigre Uno vs. Manik vs. DJ Z
The rules here are that all 3 will go at it with the winner of the fall moving on to the Round of 16. That man will then go to the locker room and the final two will keep wrestling with the winner of that fall also moving onto the Round of 16. The loser of the match is eliminated. All three go at it as the match starts. Tigre catches Manik with a dropkick but eats a clothesline from Zema. Zema hits a Springboard Dropkick to Manik knocking him to the floor. Zema then sets up for a dive but eats a Enziguri from Tigre on the apron. Tigre then hits a nasty Running Dropkick to Zema knocking him to the floor with Manik. Tigre hits a gorgeous Diving Moonsault off the top onto Manik and Zema! Tigre rolls Manik back into the ring and ties Manik up in an insane submission move but Manik manages to counter it into a drop toehold. Manik then locks Tigre in his own weird submission before Zema destroys him with a dropkick. Zema tries to toss Tigre to the floor but Tigre tosses him out instead and then eats a clothesline from Manik. Zema climbs back up on the apron but Manik nails him with a Springboard Dropkick sending him back to the floor. Zema hits Manik with a shoulder block through the ropes and then a jawbreaker followed by a Springboard Back Elbow! Tigre rolls Zema up but then Manik kicks him and puts Tigre in a Gori Guerrero Special while also putting Zema in a Reverse Crab! Tigre counters into a rollup for a nearfall and Zema rolls Tigre up for a nearfall as well. Manik hangs in the ropes like Spiderman and avoids a charging Tigre. Manik and Tigre both go for springboard moves at the same time and collide into each other as Zema moves out of the way. Zema catches Manik with his Slingshot Tornado DDT attempt but then catches Tigre at the same time with a Double Tornado DDT! Zema pins Manik and he qualifies for the Round of 16! It comes down to Tigre and Manik now, the man that earns a pin here moves on. Tigre rolls Manik up but Manik counters into a nearfall of his own. Manik catches Tigre with a series of European Uppercuts but Tigre answers with some stiff chops and strikes. Tigre hits a AJ Styles like Springboard Reverse DDT for a nearfall! Tigre goes for a Springboard Corkscrew Moonsault but Manik rolls out of the way and goes for the Tiger Bomb but Tigre blocks it only for Manik to catch him in a rollup. Tigre kicks out but Manik immediately locks in a Cross Armbreaker! Tigre manages to grab the ropes to escape but then Manik crotches Tigre on the top rope and climbs up with him. Tigre knocks Manik off of him with back elbows but Manik crotches him again and this time lifts Tigre up in an Electric Chair, but Tigre rolls him up and then rolls him into a German Suplex into the turnbuckles! Tigre hits the Split Legged Corkscrew Moonsault for the pin!
Winners: Tigre Uno & DJ Z to move onto the Round of 16!
Drew Galloway cuts a promo from the airport in Scotland and he talks about the disappointment he had at BFG and how he will make up for it by winning the World Title Series. He says that his new goal in TNA is to stand in front of his home crowd on the UK tour in January as the World Champion.
TNA World Title Series
Rockstar Spud (3) vs. “The Chosen One” Drew Galloway (6)
Spud will keep himself alive in Group UK with a win while Galloway can guarantee himself a spot in the Round of 16 with a win. Galloway and Spud get in each other’s faces but then they shake hands as the match kicks off. Spud doesn’t want to lock up with Galloway and avoids him instead ducking and dodging Galloway while connecting with right hands. Finally Galloway catches Spud and lifts him up in the air by his throat and tosses him into the turnbuckles. Drew lights Spud up with a Knife Edge Chop and then Military Presses Spud only for Spud to counter into a Sunset Flip. Galloway blocks it and lifts Spud back up into the air but Spud catches him with an armdrag this time sending Galloway to the floor! Spud dives off the ring steps with a Flying Forearm on Drew but then Drew catches Spud and slams him into the apron repeatedly. Drew goes for a Powerslam on the floor but Spud blocks it and then sidesteps a charging Galloway causing Drew to crash into the ring steps. Spud rolls back into the ring to try and get a countout but Drew rolls back into the ring at the count of nine. Spud covers Drew immediately for a series of nearfalls. Spud climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Cross Body but Drew catches him in midair and nails him with a sick Backbreaker! Drew gets back to his feet and charges at Spud only for Spud to sidestep him again sending Drew crashing into the ring post! Spud hits a series of Running Forearms on Drew in the corner and then hits a Sliding Dropkick to Drew as he falls onto his butt. Spud catches Drew with a drop toe hold and then a Shining Wizard! Spud goes for the Underdog but Drew blocks it and backdrops Spud over the top. Drew nails Spud with a big right hand as he lands on the apron. Drew climbs onto the apron with Spud and goes to Powerbomb Spud off the apron but he hesitates which allows Spud to catch him with an Enziguri! Drew falls back into the ring and Spud hits a Diving DDT off the top onto Drew! 1…2…NO Drew kicks out! Spud charges at Drew again but this time Drew catches him with the Kryptonite Krunch! Drew sets up for the Claymore and connects with it for the pin!
Winner: Drew Galloway via pinfall (Claymore) to earn 3 points!
They show a clip of Josh Matthews’ “My First Day” Youtube show where Josh talks with Bobby Roode about his first day in TNA. He also talks about when he returned to TNA after his initial start there, with Team Canada. Roode also talks about the six sided ring and how he was confused when he saw it for the first time. He says that he was in the very first match in TNA in that ring and that now it is no different than wrestling in a four sided ring to him.
Josh and Pope talk about Group UK and says that if Grado beats Bram later tonight then they will have another 3-Way with Spud with the winner of that match joining Drew in the Round of 16.
TNA World Title Series
Bram (3) vs. Grado (0)
If Grado wins Group UK will have a 3-Way Playoff but if Bram wins then he moves into the Round of 16 with Galloway to represent Group UK. Bram immediately rolls Grado up as the bell rings and Grado was still dancing like an idiot and Bram pins him. Pope says that Grado deserves that if he isn’t going to take a competition like this more seriously.
Winner: Bram via pinfall (rollup) to earn 3 points!
TNA World Title Series
Group Future Four
“The Modern Day Adonis” Jessie Godderz vs. Micah
Micah lays Jessie out with a shoulder block and then a Scoop Slam and goes for another slam, but Jessie blocks it only to eat a Butterfly Suplex from the second generation star. Jessie retreats to the floor only for Micah to dive off the apron with a Flying Axe Handle onto Jessie on the floor. Back in the ring Jessie surprises Miach with a drop toehold into the turnbuckles followed by a Backbreaker. Jessie whips Miach hard into the turnbuckles and then locks Micah in a Bearhug. Jessie lays Micah out with a dropkick and then he rakes the head of Micah repeatedly with forearms. Micah comes back with a backdrop and then hits a Stinger Splash in the corner followed by a Side Slam for a nearfall. Jessie managed to grab the bottom rope to break the pinfall attempt. Micah pulls Jessie back to the center of the ring by his legs but then Jessie sweeps his legs and attempts to lock Micah in the Boston Crab. Micah blocks it and comes back with a Samoan Drop. Micah climbs up top and dives off with the Flying Headbutt. Jessie rolls out of the way and locks in the Adonis Crab and Micah taps!
Winner: Jessie Godderz via submission (Adonis Crab) to earn 3 points!
A video package highlights the action that we’ve seen in the Tag Specialists Group so far.
Footage of Kurt Angle in London promoting TNA’s Tour of the UK next year is shown. He calls it his “TNA Retirement Tour” pretty much confirming that he will be retiring from TNA after that tour.
TNA World Title Series
Group Tag Specialists
Davey Richards (1) vs. Robbie E (3)
The winner here joins Matt Hardy in the Round of 16. Robbie has already defeated Davey’s partner Eddie in this tournament. They shake each other’s hand and then lockup with Robbie catching Davey in a wristlock. Davey reverses the hold into a wristlock of his own but Robbie counters right back into one of his own. Robbie catches Davey with an armdrag but Davey catches Robbie with a headscissors and they both escape and get to their feet to have the Indy stare down. Another lockup leads to a side headlock from Robbie but Davey shoves him into the ropes only to get run over by Robbie. Robbie hits the ropes and reverses a Hip Toss on Davey followed by a series of arm drags which he caps off with an armlock. Davey fights to his feet and forces Robbie into the corner to force a break. Davey whips Robbie into the opposite corner and charge at him but Robbie floats over him and then hits the ropes only for Davey to leapfrog him and then connect with a dropkick! Robbie rolls to the floor and Davey fakes like he is going to dive and when Robbie moves out of the way he goes for a Running Punt instead. Robbie ducks it and then climbs on the apron and dives off with a Cannonball onto Davey on the floor! Robbie rolls Davey back in the ring and then dives off the top with a Flying Clothesline for a nearfall. Robbie goes for a Reverse DDT but Davey blocks it and shoves Robbie into the corner. Robbie dives off the top right into a T-Bone Suplex from Davey for a nearfall of his own! Davey whips Robbie into the ropes and then runs Robbie over with a clothesline. Davey puts Robbie in a Heel Hook and then transitions into a Reverse Figure Four! Robbie manages to get to the ropes to break the hold and then the two exchange strikes with each other. Davey headbutts Robbie and then attempts a clothesline but Robbie ducks and hits a Running Clothesline of his own! Robbie gets another nearfall and then goes for the Boom Drop but Davey blocks it and attempts the Handspring Back Elbow only for Robbie to catch him in midair with the Boom Drop! 1…2…NO Davey kicks out! Robbie goes for a Reverse DDT but Davey counters with a Snapmare and then a Backslide. Robbie counters into a clothesline attempt but Davey catches him with a rollup for a nearfall. Davey goes for a backdrop but Robbie Sunset Flips him only for Davey to counter into a Standing Ghetto Stomp! 1…2…NO Robbie kicks out! Davey climbs up top and attempts the Diving Ghetto Stomp but Robbie moves out of the way and then runs right into the Alarm Clock from Davey! Davey hits Creeping Death (Spinning Buzzsaw Kick) for the pin!
Winner: Davey Richards via pinfall (Creeping Death) to earn 3 points!
TNA World Title Series
Crazzy Steve (0) vs. “The King of the Night” Kenny King (3)
If Steve wins then Group Wildcard will have a Playoff 3-Way, if King wins then King joins Shera in the Round of 16. Steve tries to draw King into an amateur lockup but King doesn’t bite and snatches Steve’s head in a headlock. Steve counters into a hammerlock but King reverses it into a Japanese Armdrag. King taunts the crowd and then they lockup again and King puts Steve in a side headlock. Steve shoves King into the ropes only to eat a shoulder block and then he catches a charging King with a Japanese Armdrag of his own. King offers him a handshake for that move and then nails him with a drop toehold and locks in a side headlock. King puts Steve in a wristlock but Steve reverse the hold and then catches King with a drop toehold of his own. Steve honks his horn but then runs right into a Spinning Heel Kick from King. King whips Steve into the ropes and nails him with a clothesline for a nearfall. King hit a Snap Suplex and floats over into a mount where he lays in right hands. King puts Steve in a submission hold but Steve fights out of the hold only for King to drop down onto him with a Knee Drop. King hits a Scoop Slam and then goes for a Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop, but Steve moves out of the way and then nails King with a Flying Elbow. Steve hits a series of clotheslines on King in the corner and then stomps him out in the corner. Steve picks up his stupid horn again and this time hits a Running Knee while honking the horn. Steve dives off the middle rope with a beautiful Hurricanrana! 1…2…NO King kicks out! Steve leaps up to the shoulders of King and bites King and then Sunset Flips him for a nearfall. Steve School Boys King and then Crucifixes him for nearfalls. Steve again leaps to the shoulders of King but this time King catches him with the Coronation for the pin!
Winner: Kenny King via pinfall (Coronation) to earn 3 points!
Backstage Austin Aries cuts a promo and says that when people ask him what his toughest opponents in TNA have been he won’t hesitate in name dropping Lashley. Aries says that despite the fact that Lashley is bigger and stronger than Aries, it will take Lashley being absolutely perfect to beat Aries.
Another clip of Josh’s Youtube show is shown with Robbie E this time and he tells a hilarious Vince Russo story where he pretty much got his job in TNA because Vince Russo was walking by him while Simon Diamond was talking to him. Diamond told Russo “this guy is from Jersey” and because Jersey Shore was popular at the time Russo got him hired. That is a very Vince Russo story.
TNA World Title Series
“The Destroyer” Lashley (4) vs. “The Greatest Man That Ever Lived” Austin Aries (1) w/Thea Trinidad
Winner here moves onto the Round of 16. They lockup and Lashley immediately gets Aries in a waistlock and takes him down quickly. They lockup again and this time Aries gets Lashley in a side headlock but Lashley shoves him into the ropes and then lays him out with a shoulder block. Aries locks in another headlock and Lashley shoves him into the ropes again and goes for a clothesline but Aries ducks and lays into Lashley with kicks and forearms. Aries floats over a charging Lashley and then hits a running forearm and sends Lashley into he turnbuckles. Aries hits a Jawbreaker onto the top rope and then dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick but Lashley bounces off the ropes right into a running clothesline. Lashley sends Aries into the corner and hits a series of shoulder blocks on Aries with the last one sending Aries flying through the ropes and to the floor. Back in the ring Lashley hits another Running Shoulder Block and then goes for the Delayed Vertical Suplex but Aries blocks it with a series of knees to the head. Lashley falls to his knees but still holds Aries up and then gets back to his feet and hits the Suplex for a nearfall! Lashley locks Aries in a Rear Chinlock as we go to a break.
Back from the break Aries hits a series of elbows and forearms to break a waistlock from Lashley and then goes for a Roaring Elbow, but Lashley catches him with a Belly-to-Belly Suplex! Lashley goes for the Spear but Aries moves and Lashley crashes into the turnbuckles. Aries hits a series of leg kicks and forearms and then he goes to the apron and shoulder blocks Lashley. Aries hits a Hanging Neckbreaker on Lashley hanging him up in the ropes. Aries dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick and then goes for the IED but Lashley gets his boot up. Lashley deadlifts Aries up to his shoulders and then hits a Running Powerslam! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Lashley goes for the Spear again but again Aries sidesteps him and rolls to the floor. Lashley chases Aries so Aries rolls back into the ring and as Lashley slid back in the ring Aries caught him in the Last Chancery! Lashley tries to fight it off so Aries flips back to his feet and hits a series of knee strikes. Aries goes for the Brainbuster but Lashley counters into a Press Slam attempt, but Aries blocks it and hits two consecutive Roaring Elbows! Aries follows up with the IED and then goes for the Brainbuster again but Lashley reverses it into the German Suplex! Lashley again goes for a Spear but Aries sidesteps him sending Lashley to the floor. Aries goes for the Heat Seeking Missile through the ropes onto Lashley on the floor but Lashley moves and Aries slams into the guardrail! Lashley rolls Aries back into the ring and the referee is checking on Aries to see if he is hurt. Lashley goes to pick Aries up but Aries just crashes to the mat as if he is hurt. Hebner tries to get Lashley to back off while he checks on Aries but Lashley goes to pick Aries up only to eat a chop from Aries. Lashley clotheslines Areis and then goes for the Spear again but Aries catches him in mid-move with the Last Chancery! Lashley manages to crawl to the ropes to break it! Aries goes to the top and attempts a 450-Splash but Lashley rolls out of the way and hits the Spear! 1…2…3 with less than ten seconds left!
Winner: Lashley via pinfall (Spear) to earn 3 points!
Josh and Pope reveal the Brackets for the Round of 16 which will be in Block formats with four mean in each block. Ethan Carter III faces Zema Ion and Bram faces Davey Richards in Block A. Lashley faces Drew Galloway and Shera faces Eli Drake in Block B. Tigre Uno faces Gail Kim and Eric Young faces Kenny King in Block C. Jessie Godderz faces Awesome Kong and Bobby Roode faces Matt Hardy in Block D.
1) Group X-Division Playoff 3-Way: Tigre Uno & Zema Ion def. Zema Ion
2) Group UK: Drew Galloway def. Rockstar Spud
3) Group UK: Bram def. Grado
4) Group Future Four: Jessie Godderz def. Micah
5) Group Tag Specialists: Davey Richards def. Robbie E
6) Group Wildcard: Kenny King def. Crazzy Steve
7) Group Champions: Lashley def. Austin Aries
Round of 16 Brackets
-Ethan Carter III (Champions) vs. Zema Ion (X-Division)
-Bram (UK) vs. Davey Richards (Tag Specialists)
-Lashley (Champions) vs. Drew Galloway (UK)
-Mahabali Shera (Wildcard) vs. Eli Drake (Future 4)
-Tigre Uno (X-Division) vs. Gail Kim (Knockouts)
-Eric Young (TNA Originals) vs. Kenny King (Wildcard)
-Jessie Godderz (Future 4) vs. Awesome Kong (Knockouts)
-Bobby Roode (TNA Originals) vs. Matt Hardy (Tag Specialists)
Scheduled for Next Week
TNA World Title Series Group Round Final Standings
– Ethan Carter III: 7 points (2-0-1)
– Lashley: 4 points (2-1-0)
– Austin Aries: 1 point (0-2-1) *ELIMINATED*
– Mr. Anderson: 0 points (0-3-0) *ELIMINATED*
Group TNA Originals
– Bobby Roode: 6 points (2-1-0)
– Eric Young: 6 points (2-1-0)
– Abyss: 3 points (1-2-0) *ELIMINATED*
– James Storm : 3 points (1-2-0) *ELIMINATED*
Group Tag Team Specialists
– Matt Hardy: 9 points (3-0-0)
– Davey Richards: 4 points (1-1-1)
– Robbie E: 3 points (1-2-0) * ELIMINATED *
– Eddie Edwards: 1 point (0-2-1) *ELIMINATED*
– Awesome Kong: 6 points (2-1-0)
– Gail Kim: 6 points (2-1-0)
– Madison Rayne: 3 points (1-2-0) * ELIMINATED *
– Brooke Tessmacher: 3 points (1-2-0) * ELIMINATED *
– Mahabali Shera: 9 points (3-0-0)
– Kenny King: 6 points (2-1-0)
– Aiden O’Shea: 3 points (1-2-0) *ELIMINATED*
– Crazzy Steve: 0 points (0-3-0) *ELIMINATED*
– Drew Galloway: 9 points (3-0-0)
– Bram: 6 points (2-1-0)
– Rockstar Spud: 3 points (1-2-0) * ELIMINATED *
– Grado: 0 points (0-3-0) * ELIMINATED *
Group Future 4
– Eli Drake: 7 points (2-1-0)
– Jessie Godderz: 6 points (2-1-0)
– Micah: 4 point (1-1-1) * ELIMINATED *
– Crimson: 0 points (0-2-1) * ELIMINATED *
– Tigre Uno: 7 points (3-1-0)
– Zema Ion: 7 points (3-1-0)
– Manik: 6 points (2-0-1) *ELIMINATED*
– Mandrews: 0 points (0-3-0) *ELIMINATED*