TNA Impact Wrestling Results
Orlando, FL (Impact Zone)
Commentators: Josh Matthews & The Pope
December 9, 2015
Recap by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Impact opens up this week with Josh and Pope discussing the Quarterfinals matches taking place tonight. Tonight we will seee Lashley vs. Shera, Tigre Uno vs. EY, Matt Hardy vs. Jessie, and Davey Richards vs. EC3.
A video package hypes up Lashley vs. Shera.
TNA World Title Series Quarterfinals
Mahabali Shera vs. “The Destroyer” Lashley
Shera mounts Lashley in the corner and lays into him with right hands but he dances a bit too much and Lashley Spinebusts him off the top! Lashley hits a Running Power Slam for a nearfall.
Back from the break Lashley drags Shera to the floor and beats him all around ringside. Lashley tosses Shera into the ring steps and then steps on his head before rolling back into the ring to break the ten count. Lashley dives off the apron onto Shera with a Plancha but Shera catches him in midair to show off his power! Shera slams Lashley on the floor and back in the ring they go back and forth until Lashley hits the Spear for the pin.
Winner: Lashley via pinfall (Spear)
A video package hyping up the upcoming Dixie Carter interview is shown.
A video package recaps Jessie’s win over Kong last week and he cuts a promo on Matt Hardy backstage. He says that the World Title Series is a chance for him to show everyone what he is capable of. He says that everyone in the Future Four Group and Kong last week learned what Matt Hardy is going to learn tonight, what he is capable of.
TNA World Title Series Quarterfinals
Tigre Uno vs. “Showtime” Eric Young
Eric Young cuts a promo before the match on Tigre saying that he knows Tigre doesn’t really understand his words but he needs Tigre to know his next step to getting to the World Title is off Tigre’s back. He says that step is a short step but he doesn’t want to be in the ring with EY once that bell rings. EY says he will end Tigre so he needs to leave now. Tigre actually starts to leave the ring as EY continues to rant but instead Tigre hits a Springboard Missile Dropkick off the top! EY goes crashing through the ropes to the floor as Tigre is fired up. EY rolls back in the ring and flips over the back of EY and then hits a Spinning Headscissors followed by a hurricanrana! Tigre gets a nearfall and then hits the ropes and EY leapfrogs him only to eat a chop from Tigre. Tigre whips EY into the ropes and then leapfrogs EY and attempts a Cross Body but EY catches him and hits a Powerslam for a nearfall of his own. EY slams Tigre into the corner and beats on Tigre’s back with Forearm Smashes and then he steps on the back of the neck of Tigre. EY hits a Backbreaker for another nearfall.
EY hits a Snapmare Takeover on Tigre and then puts him in a Chinlock. Tigre fights back to his feet and breaks the hold with elows but EY slams him to the mat by his mask. EY gets another nearfall and then he chokes Tigre in the ropes. EY hits an elbow to the back of Tigre and continues to stomp on Tigre’s back and neck trying to set him up for the Piledriver. EY goes for a German Suplex but Tigre lands on his feet and then goes for the Springboard Armdrag but EY crotches him on the top. EY tosses Tigre to the floor and starts tossing him around ringside. EY rolls Tigre back in the ring and then covers Tigre for yet another nearfall. EY chokes Tigre blatantly and follows up with a Knee Drop for another nearfall. EY argues with the referee and then hits a Scoop Slam. EY goes up top and attempts a Diving Moonsault but Tigre rolls out of the way! EY rolls to the floor to catch his breath but Tigre comes out of nowhere with a Diving Hurricanrana off the ring steps on the floor! Tigre rolls EY back in the ring and then hits a Guillotine Leg Drop off the top! 1…2…NO EY kicks out! EY drives Tigre into the turnbuckles out of desperation. He lifts Tigre up to the top rope and climbs up with him but Tigre elbows EY repeatedly. Tigre hits a Super Rana! 1…2…NO EY kicks out again! Tigre goes for another rana but this time EY Powerbombs the hell out of him and uses his feet on the ropes for leverage! Tigre still kicks out and this time EY goes right to the Piledriver and picks up the pin!
Winner: Eric Young via pinfall (Piledriver)
Matt Hardy cuts a promo with a bunch of corny puns saying he will never die and once again become World Champion. He actually says when the match is over Jessie will say “Oh my Goderz I just got my ass Twist of Fated.”
Backstage EY says that he gave Tigre Uno a chance as a MAN to live to fight another day and live, but instead he chose to attack EY from behind. He calls Tigre “foriegn scum” and he says the beating Tigre took is his own fight. He says that he won’t be held responsible for what happens from here on out and says that the First Round and Quarterfinals were just warm up matches for him. He warns everyone that what he has done so far will pale in comparison to what comes next.
TNA World Title Series Quarterfinals
“The Man” Jessie Godderz vs. Matt Hardy
They lockup and Matt gets Jessie in a side headlock. Jessie attempts a Back Suplex but Matt counters into a Side Headlock Takeover. Jessie fights back to his feet but Matt locks Jessie in a Cravate only for Jessie to counter with a Scoop Slam. They lockup again but this time Matt reverses it into a wristlock. Matt transitions to an arm bar but Jessie reverses it into a Scoop Slam again. Jessie taunts Matt and then knees him in the gut. Jessie goes for another Scoop Slam but Matt reverses it into a series of Scoop Slams of his own! Matt taunts Jessie and then slams him into the turnbuckles. Matt whips Jessie into the ropes and then punches him in the gut and hits a Russian Leg Sweep for a nearfall. Matt whips Jessie into the ropes and hits him with a backdrop. Jessie retreats to the floor but Matt follows him out and slams Jessie into the apron and beats him around ringside. Jessie shoves Matt into the ring steps and then a Standing Dropkick!
Back from the break Jessie shoves Hardy repeatedly into the ropes and nails him in the back with forearms Kevin Nash style. Jessie follows up with a Backbreaker and then slams his knees into Matt’s back over and over. Matt fights back with a series of slaps and then goes for a Scoop Slam but his back gives out and Jessie slams down across him for a nearfall. Jessie immediatley goes to the Bear Hug continuing to work on the back of Matt. Matt fights the hold off with elbows and then he hits the ropes and runs right into a Powerslam for a nearfall. Jessie chokes Matt in the ropes and then he hits a series of shoulder blocks to the back of Matt in the corner. Jessie puts Matt in another Bear Hug but Matt fights him off only for Jessie to knee him in the gut and then slam Matt’s back into the turnbuckles. Jessie puts Matt in a Waistlock and uses the ropes for leverage on the hold. Matt fights the hold off with a series of elbows and then counters a clothesline attempt into the Side Effect! Matt catches a charging Jessie with an elbow and then he hits a clothesline followed by a Sleeper Slam! 1…2…NO Jessie kicks out! Matt hits a series of shoulder blocks on Jessie in the corner and then lifts Jessie up to the top rope. Matt continues to sell his back as his climbs to the top with Jessie. Matt goes for a Superplex but Jessie knocks him off the top and sets up for a dive but Matt hits a Super Snapmare off the top on Jessie followed by a Diving Elbow to the back of Jessie for a nearfall. Matt goes for the Twist of Fate but Jessie shoves Matt into the ropes and hits a dropkick for another nearfall! Jessie attempts to whip Matt into the corner but Matt reverses it and hits a Running Clothesline, but Jessie blocks the Running Bulldog attempt by sending Matt into the corner. Jessie follows up with another dropkick and then he slams Matt in the center of the ring and goes for the Adonis Crab! Matt quickly gets the bottom rope so Jessie releases the hold and stomps on Matt repeatedly. Jessie and Matt exchange slams into the turnbuckles and then Matt climbs up top. Jessie catches Matt on his shoulders for possibly a TKO but Matt blocks it and counters into the Twist of Fate for the pin!
Winner: Jeff Hardy via pinfall (Twist of Fate)
The interview between Josh and Dixie is shown in it’s entirity. Dixie says that 2015 was a year full of just about everything for TNA with some great action and controversy tooo. Dixie puts over the signing of Drew Galloway as a huge signing for TNA and then talks about the discension between she and Ethan Carter III. She says that she still believes in EC3 and knows what he is capable of but he has to get over the entitlement he feels he has and he will have to earn everything he gets from here on out. She talks about Matt Hardy and how proud she is for everything Matt has overcome.
She talks about the World Title Series and says whoever wins it will have proven without a doubt that the person deserves the title. She announces that both the Semifinals and Finals will be held on the live January 7th Impact debut on Pop. She never actually talks about the new TV deal, for obvious reasons, but that is some pretty big and surprising news.
A video package highlights the entire World Title Series thus far.
TNA World Title Series Quarterfinals
Ethan Carter III w/Tyrus vs. Davey Richards
EC3 cuts a promo before the match and says that they will seperate the winners from the wolves tonight, and that Davey had a great run in this tournament until now but it is over. Davey says that he is a big disadvantage because he doesn’t have a rich aunt like EC3 or a great spray tan like EC3 or an overgrown bitch like Tyrus but he does have a Wolves Nation that will stand behind him as he kicks EC3’s head off his shoulders. They lockup and Davey gets EC3 in a wristlock but EC3 reverses the hold. Davey counters with a cartwheel right into a side headlock. EC3 shoves Davey into the ropes and runs him over with a shoulder block. EC3 then hits the ropes but eats a series of armdrags by Davey. Davey puts EC3 in an armbar but EC3 shoves him into the ropes and hits another shoulder block. EC3 hits the ropes but Davey leapfrogs him and hits a dropkick knocking EC3 to the floor. Davey sets up for a dive but Tyrus catches the ankle of Davey to distract him. Davey goes for the dive anyway but dives right into a forearm from EC3. EC3 puts Davey in a submission hold but as Davey fights to his feet EC3 lays him out with an elbow. EC3 hits a series of elbows but Davey answers with a series of forearms of his own. Davey hits the ropes but EC3 moves out of the way and Davey crashes to the floor. EC3 distracts the referee while Tyrus lays Davey out.
EC3 puts the boots to Davey in the corner and then he slams Davey into the corner again. EC3 puts Davey in a chinlock and then he distracts the referee while Tyrus chokes Davey. EC3 tosses Davey into the corner and lights him up with chops. Davey turns it around on EC3 and hits a series of kicks and then whips EC3 into the opposite corner. Davey comes flying into the corner but EC3 moves out of the way and quickly covers Davey for a nearfall. EC3 puts Davey in a Cravate but Davey fights it off. EC3 charges at Davey but he moves out of the way and EC3 crashes to the floor. Davey dives onto Tyrus on the floor and then dives onto EC3 twice! Davey tosses EC3 into the ring and hits a Missile Dropkick! 1…2…NO EC3 kicks out! Davey hits a series of nasty kicks but EC3 catches the last one and transitions into a DVD attempt, but Davey blocks it and hits a huge Superkick followed by a Bridging German Suplex! 1…2…NO EC3 kicks out again! Davey climbs up top and goes for the Ghetto Stomp but EC3 moves and hits a big clothesline followed by a TKO! 1….2…NO Davey kicks out! EC3 climbs up top but Davey levels him with a Forearm Smash! Davey climbs up with EC3 and attempts a Superplex but EC3 cuts him off and hits a series of right hands. Davey blocks him and starts headbutting the hell out of EC3! Davey hits a Superplex and floats over right into the Brainbuster! 1….2….NO EC3 still kicks out! Davey goes for Creeping Death but EC3 blocks it and goes for the One Percenter. Davey counters into an Alarm Clock attempt but EC3 blocks it and goes for the One Percenter again. Davey counters into a Cross Armbreaker but EC3 deadlifts Davey into the air and hits a Powerbomb followed by the One Percenter for the pin! What a match!
Winner: EC3 via pinfall (One Percenter)
1) TNA World Title Series Quarterfinals: Lashley def. Mahabali Shera
2) TNA World Title Series Quarterfinals: Eric Young def. Tigre Uno
3) TNA World Title Series Quarterfinals: Matt Hardy def. Jessie Godderz
4) TNA World Title Series Quarterfinals: Ethan Carter III def. Davey Richards
Scheduled for Next Week
– Fatal 4-Way: Eddie Edwards vs. Rockstar Spud vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Bobby Roode
– 8-Man Tag War: Tigre Uno, Mandrews, Manik, & Zema Ion vs. Mahabali Shera, Jessie Godderz, Micah, & Eli Drake