TNA Impact Wrestling Results
Manchester, England (Manchester Arena)
February 9, 2016
Announcers: Josh Matthews & The Pope
Recap by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Impact opens up with a nice opening video highlighting the UK Tour.
Matt Hardy, alongside Tyrus and Reby Sky, come down to the ring. Reby looks pretty good for a chick that apparently got assaulted by Awesome Kong. The fans chant “you sold out” at Matt but he says he didn’t need to sell out because he was already filthy rich. He said them booing him doesn’t bother him and he says he is here for business. He says that the “Matt Hardy Brand” is going to teach the “Impact Wrestling Brand” how to do good business. Matt said that people that boo someone like him are the same “ignorant deviants” that support a man like EC3. Tyrus asks if they want to see EC3 tonight but he says that they have a better chance of “Winston Churchill’s fat ass riding in on a unicorn” than seeing EC3 tonight. He calls EC3 a coward and says that he was nothing without Tyrus, but Hardy doesn’t NEED him to watch his back. He says that they are together because it is family and then they hug.
Reby says that they cheer for EC3 because he is a loser but Matt is a winner and a trend setter. She calls Matt the sexiest man alive and all the fans are just jealous of him. Matt says that he beat EC3 and he did it on his own and he didn’t break one single rule to do it. Matt says EC3 claimed to be unstoppable but he stopped his ass. He says EC3, Jeff Hardy, and Kurt Angle have all become victims of Matt Hardy over the last month and Dixie Carter hasn’t spoken one word to him during that time. The fans chant for Jeff but Matt says that he won’t be here because EY ended his career. He says that he is not defended the title again until Dixie Carter comes out and talks to him face to face so he can show her how to run a company the right way. Matt says when you have a cancer in a company you have to cut it out and TNA has a cancer it. Matt says he demands of Dixie Carter to fire EC3 tonight!
Dixie Carter is shown arriving to the arena.
Earlier today Bram and EY are shown backstage bragging about ending Jeff Hardy’s career. Bram says that EY has inspired him and he says that he will destroy Lashley tonight.
“The Destroyer” Lashley vs. Bram w/Eric Young
Lashley ducks under a lockup attempt and rolls Bram up for a quick nearfall. Bram gets back to his feet and goes for a clothesline but Lashley ducks and then they get in each others face and shove each other. EY distracts Lashley allowing Bram to attack him from behind. Bram puts the boots to Lashley in the corner and then attempts to whip him into the corner, but Lashley reverses it and comes flying in with a Running Back Elbow. Lashley follows up with the Delayed Vertical Suplex followed by an attempt at a Spear, but he runs right into a Spinning Heel Kick from Bram! Bram clotheslines Lashley over the top to the floor but as he is celebrating Lashley quickly slides back in the ring and clotheslines Bram to the floor! Lashley slams Bram into the apron and then tosses him back into the ring. As Bram distracts the referee in the ring EY sweeps Lashley’s legs, as he jumped up on the apron, causing Lashley to face plant on the apron. Bram rolls Lashley back in the ring and mounts Lashley raining down right hands before covering him for a nearfall. Bram hits a series of elbows and then covers Lashley for another nearfall. Bram puts Lashley in a Rear Chinlock but Lashley fights back to his feet and breaks the hold with elbows and then shoves Bram into the ropes. Lashley goes for a Leapfrog but Bram stops himself and hits a huge Flying Knee Strike to Lashley for a nearfall. Bram jumps right back on top of Lashley locking in the Rear Chinlock. Lashley fights him off again but Bram cuts him off with a knee and then whips Lashley into the corner and hits a Running Forearm. Bram hits the ropes but Lashley catches him with a clothesline and then a Running Back Elbow. Lashley hits a Running Clothesline in the corner followed by a Running Shoulder Block. Lashley goes for a Suplex again but Bram blocks it and hits a big right hand. Bram hits the ropes but Lashley catches him and hits a Running Powerslam! Lashley sets up for the Spear but Bram sidesteps him and sends Lashley into the turnbuckles. Bram hits the Brighter Side of Suffering! EY tells Bram to hurt Lashley instead of trying to pin him. Bram holds Lashley so EY can hit him with the KOTM Title, but Lsahley ducks and EY hits Bram! Lashley Spears EY and then Spears Bram! 1…2…3!
Winner: Lashley via pinfall (Spear)
Backstage Matt Hardy and Reby talk about Dixie tonight and Matt says that he isn’t worried about Dixie but he is worried about EC3 showing up tonight. Tyrus says that EC3 is a coward and he does nothing without Tyrus. Tyrus then brings security in and says that if EC3 shows up they will take care of him.
Kurt Angle comes down to the ring and he says that the fans are making it difficult for him to say farewell. He says that he has been with TNA for ten years and he is so proud of what he accomplished. He says that he could not have done it without all the fans as they chant “thank you Angle.” He says that he has the greatest fans in the world but none are greater than the fans in Manchester. Angle says that tonight is going to be very special because his opponent will be…then the lights go out and Maria appears on the stage.
Maria says that she sees all the fans in the crowd with tears welling up in their eyes. She says the fans feel and believe what Kurt is saying but all she feels is that everything Kurt says is manufactured and fake. She says what the people really need is THE Miracle! Bennett makes his entrance and the couple enter the ring as Kurt Angle looks on confused. Bennett says that he was listening to Kurt in the back but he couldn’t help but think that he really has had a hell of a career. Bennett says that when he was growing up in the “better more advanced NEW England” he would watch Angle and mimic him on his friends. He says that he saw Angle have amazing match after amazing match, and all he could think is that he would tell his mom that he would grow up to one day beat Angle. Kurt warns Bennett to get the hell out of his face but Bennett says that Kurt is missing his point. Bennett says that everything Kurt has reached is almost untouchable for normal wrestlers but what it will take to reach that is a “miracle” and he is that miracle. Bennett talks about Angle’s opponents on this Farewell Tour: Lashley and Roode, but he says that they need to have Angle vs. Bennett tonight during that tour. Bennett says that when he beats Kurt the fans will answer the question “do you believe in the miracle?” with “yes we do!”
Angle calls Maria beautiful but says she has a horrible taste in men but Maria says he is the miracle. Kurt says that what he needs right now is a miracle and then decks Bennett! Kurt says that he warned Angle about getting in his face and he says that he isn’t going to wrestle someone he doesn’t respect. Angle says his opponent tonight is someone he does respect, Drew Galloway! Galloway comes out and his Feast or Fired briefcase still has the huge dent on it where Bennett laid him out last week with it.
Backstage Beer Money is shown arriving but Roode stops Storm from entering their locker room because he got him a surprise. Storm opens the door and Storm comes out in the Boozer Cruiser as Roode says that he is been asking for it. Storm asks what they should do now and Roode says they should go down to the ring and cash in their title shot!
TNA X-Division Championship
Trevor Lee (c) w/Shane Helms vs. Tigre Uno
This is Tigre’s rematch for the title that he lost to Trevor last week. Trevor sidesteps Tigre early in the match and rolls to the floor to regroup with Shane. Tigre hits a Running Dropkick through the ropes onto Lee and then a beautiful Corkscrew Plancha over the top onto Lee on the floor! Tigre rolls Lee back in the ring and leapfrogs a charging Lee and connects with a Spinning Heel Kick and then a Tornado DDT springboarding off the top rope for a nearfall. Tigre puts Lee in a wild Reverse Deathlock/Abdominal Stretch combination. Tigre lets go of the hold and then hits the ropes only to eat a nasty Lariat from Lee for a nearfall! Lee puts the boots to Tigre and then rakes his elbow across the face of Tigre before tossing him into the turnbuckles. Lee Hip Tosses Tigre across the ring and then puts him in a Hammerlock on the mat. While holding the Hammerlock he pulls the other arm back in an Armbar. Trevor then rolls Tigre over into a nearfall before putting him in a Side Headlock. Tigre fights Lee off with elbows and then attempts a kick. Lee flips Tigre backwards but Tigre lands on his feet and connects with an Enziguri sending Lee to the floor! Tigre dives off the ring steps with a Flying Rana! Tigre tries to throw Lee back in the ring but Lee blocks it and flings Tigre head first into the ring steps. Lee sends Tigre into the ropes and goes for the Flying Ghetto Stomp but Tigre sidesteps him only for Helms to trip him leading to a huge Flying Knee followed by the Cradle Fisherman Buster for the pin!
Winner & STILL TNA X-Division Champ: Trevor Lee via pinfall (Cradle Fisherman Buster)
Beer Money comes down to the ring with Storm riding the Boozer Cruiser for the first time since the Beer Money reunion.
Roode says that The Wolves need to bring the Tag Titles out to the ring because tonight Beer Money becomes 5-time champions, but The Decay come out instead holding the Tag Titles. Rosemary says that everyone is just so obsessed with the “pretty, pretty toys” but everything that is pretty eventually rots and dies. She says that is how it is in their world and she asks Beer Money if they are ready to join them on their path to decay.
Roode says they don’t even want to guess what all this crap is all about but The Decay are not the Tag Team Champions, but since they are here they can just fight anyway!
Beer Money and The Decay begin fighting on the ramp!
Beer Money vs. The Decay w/Rosemary
Storm rolls Steve into the ring and whips him into the ropes connecting with a back elbow. Storm tags Roode into the match and they whip Steve into the ropes and Roode hits an Atomic Drop followed by a Russian Leg Sweep from Storm and a Knee Drop from Roode. Roode puts Steve in a Sharpshooter but Abyss breaks it up and then drags Steve to their corner. Abyss tags Steve and starts choking Roode in the corner. Abyss continues to beat on Roode in the corner and then hits a huge Running Splash. Steve tags himself into the match and hits a Rolling Cannonball on Roode in the corner before laying into Roode with a series of crossfaces. Abyss tags in again and rakes the face and eyes of Roode. Abyss goes for a Chokeslam but Roode blocks it and hits a series of back elbows. Roode goes for a tag but Abyss cuts him off and goes for the Chokeslam again. Roode counters out of it and into a Double-R Spinebuster! Storm tags into the match and Abyss tags in Steve as well! Storm clotheslines Steve repeatedly and then connects with the Calf Wrangler! Storm hits the Backstabber but runs right into a clothesline from Abyss! Abyss whips Roode into the corner and charges into a boot from Roode. Roode dives off the middle rope with a Blockbuster on Abyss! Beer Money hits the Beer Money Doubel Suplex on Steve and then one for Abyss as well! Beer Money hits the DWI on Steve! 1…2…NO Abyss pulls the referee out of the ring and begins choking him!
Winners: Beer Money via DQ
As Abyss chokes the referee Roode backdrops Storm over the top into a Plancha on Abyss on the floor! Rosemary rolls into the ring and distracts Roode to allow Steve to low blow him! Steve then hits Storm with one of the title belts! Abyss pulls out Janice but The Wolves hit the ring with chairs. Rosemary gets between The Decay and Wolves and she dares The Wolves to hit her. The Decay backs out of the ring before anything else happens.
Davey Richards says that they have something that belong to them, their title belts, and Eddie Richards says they stole their titles and have also laid them out twice now. Eddie says that they want their belts back but they are also willing to give The Decay a match to give them a chance to win them. Abyss says that if they want their belts back then they can get them back in Monsters Ball! Davey says there is only one thing left to say and Eddie screams, “let the hunt begin!”
Backstage Reby approaches Dixie Carter and says that she wants to talk to Dixie woman to woman away from Matt. Reby says that Matt is a proud man but he just wants to help Dixie and TNA. Reby says that she wants Dixie to just keep in mind that they want what is best for family when she hears Matt out tonight. As she walks away she rolls her eyes at Dixie.
Grado is shown jumping the guardrail to a pretty decent pop. Grado says that as most people know TNA fired him and he says he was screwed over. Grado says that he has proof that he was screwed and he will show everyone now as he pulls out an envelope. Before he can say anything else Eli Drake comes out with security and says that no one cares what he has to say.
Eli says that Grado is out there begging for some mercy and he is going to give him some mercy by having security come over and drag him out. Security chases Grado around the ring and then Eli tries to attack him only to get laid out by Grado! Grado makes his escape through the tunnel as security and Drake give chase.
Backstage Drew Galloway says that it was an honor to face Kurt Angle to begin with but tonight is different. He says that he has been called “The Future” for so long that it is time to become the present.
Madison Rayne vs. Jade w/The Dollhouse
As Madison hits the ring she nails Jade with a series of elbows and clotheslines. Madison whips Jade into the ropes and connects with a Spear. Jade retreats to the floor but Madison dives off the apron with a Plancha onto The Dollhouse! Madison rolls Jade back in the ring but Jade distracts the referee as Marti Bell grabs Madison’s leg. Jade kicks Madison and then connects with a series of roundhouse kicks on Madison followed by a Spinning Enziguri. Jade whips Madison into the ropes but Madison counters with an arm drag into an inside cradle for a nearfall only for Jade to get back to his feet and lay Madison out with a Big Boot. Jade puts Madison in a Bow & Arrow but Madison manages to reverse it into a splash for a nearfall. Jade gets back to her feet and connects with a dropkick. Jade chokes Madison the ropes and then she goes for a Pedigree but Madison blocks it and counters with an Enziguri! Madison connects with a series of forearms and chops and then she hits a Sliding Clothesline as Jade was laid out on the bottom rope. Madison dives off the top with a gorgeous Flying Cross Body Block for a nearfall! Rebel and Marti get on the apron to distract Madison only to eat a series of forearms. Jade rolls Madison up for a nearfall and then as Madison goes for a Reverse DDT Jade blocks it and counters into the Package Piledriver for the pin!
Winner: Jade via pinfall (Package Piledriver)
The Dollhouse continue to beat on Madison after the match but Gail Kim hits the ring and cleans house! She hits Eat Defeat on Rebel and then a Flying Double Clothesline on Jade and Marti!
Backstage Billy Corgan is talking about the UK Tour when Grado runs up to him about being screwed. He starts ranting but Billy cuts him off and tells him to slow down and speak English. Grado starts talking about being screwed again when security drags him away. Drake stops Grado and tells him he better shut up about whatever he thinks he knows and then decks Grado.
“Olympic Hero” Kurt Angle vs. “The Chosen One” Drew Galloway
Kurt and Drew lockup and exchange reversals on each other before Drew whips Angle into the ropes and connects with an armdrag. Drew locks Angle in an Armbar but Angle fights back up to his feet and counters into a Back Suplex! Kurt puts Drew in a chinlock but Drew fights back to his feet and breaks the hold with body shots. Drew hits the ropes but runs into a back elbow from Angle. Angle goes right back to the headlock but Drew fights him off again and connects with a series of forearms. Drew hits the ropes and then ducks a clothesline from Kurt and as he hits the ropes again Drew and Kurt clothesline each other.
Back from the break Galloway dives off the top with a Flying Clothesline but Angle sidesteps him and catches his leg in midair locking in the Angle Lock! Drew rolls through sending Angle into the turnbuckles. Drew then goes for a clothesline but Kurt counters into a Backslide. Drew blocks it and counters into the Future Shock DDT! 1…2…NO Angle kicks out and Drew immediately gets back to his feet and clotheslines Angle over the top to the floor. Drew lays into Kurt with chops and then he drops Kurt down across the guardrail. Drew goes to throw Kurt back in the ring only for Kurt to counter and Olympic Slam Drew onto the ring steps! Back in the ring Kurt hits another Olympic Slam! 1…2…NO Drew kicks out and Kurt immediately gets back up and picks Drew up only for Drew to hit a Jawbreaker out of desperation. Drew sets up for the Claymore but Angle gets his foot up only for Drew to catch his foot and then he lifts Angel up on his back and hits a Reverse Alabama Slam! 1…2…NO Angle kicks out! Drew lifts Kurt up to the top rope and climbs up with him and hits a Super Kryptonite Krunch! 1…2…NO Angle still kicks out! Drew gets back to his feet and as he picks Angle up Angle catches him with a German Suplex out of nowhere! Angle goes for the Olympic Slam but Drew counters into the Claymore! Drew hits a second Claymore, 1…2…NO Angle kicks out yet again! Drew goes for a Super Claymore off the top but Angle moves out of the way and hits a series of Rolling German Suplexes! Kurt hits another Olympic Slam! Kurt climbs up top and hits a Frog Splash! 1…2…NO Drew will not stay down! Angle puts Drew back in the Angle Lock but Drew fights it off and rolls through it. Angle charges at Drew but he sidesteps Kurt sending Kurt into the ring post! Drew hits a third Claymore! Still Kurt kicks out as the fans chant “this is awesome!” Angle begins spitting blood out on the mat as Drew locks Kurt in a Crippler Crossface! Angle counters the submission into the Angle Lock! Jesus Christ this man is incredible! Angle screams at Drew to tap out as he twists on the ankle. Drew rolls over and starts kicking Kurt repeatedly with his free leg, and then he locks the Crossface again! Kurt tries to fight it off but finally taps!
Winner: Drew Galloway via submission (Crossface)
After the match Drew bows down to Kurt and applauds him. They shake hands and hug before Kurt raises Drew’s arm in victory.
Matt Hardy comes back out and he says that he will not leave this ring until Dixie Carter comes out and talks to him. Dixie comes out and she says that Matt knows as well as anyone else that her door is always open. Matt says that this is the perfect place to have this discussion because he is a global superstar and the face of TNA. Matt says that the man that held the title before him is so disgusting that he can’t even say his name. Matt says that when EC3 won the World Title he treated Dixie like trash and when Matt beat him at BFG he put the injunction on TNA and almost put TNA out of business. He says that EC3 is a cancer and they must cut out that cancer because he is detrimental to TNA. Matt tells Dixie that he wants her to look into the camera and fire his ass right now. He tells Dixie not to be a flaky bimbo and fire him! He is having a temper tantrum as he screams at Dixie to fire EC3.
Rockstar Spud comes out and he says that he hasn’t said this in a long time, but “I’ve got this Madame.” Spud asks Matt what has happened to him and this isn’t the Matt he used to look up to, but Matt says that Spud will ALWAYS look up to him as he looks down on Spud. Spud says he doesn’t disagree with anything Matt says about EC3 because he has done some terrible things and most of them TO Spud. Spud tells Matt to leave Dixie alone and shutup but Matt screams at Spud to tell Dixie that she needs to fire EC3. Matt says that after everything EC3 did to him and how he treated Spud like garbage he can’t say that he doesn’t deserve to be fired. Spud gets in Matt’s face and screams “NO!” at him and says that after all the terrible things EC3 said and did Matt is still jealous of EC3. He says that Matt is scared of EC3 and that is why he wants him to be fired because Matt is running like a little bitch. Tyrus lays Spud out and hits him with a Side Slam.
Tyrus literally kicks Spud out of the ring and Matt says that he is no longer asking Dixie to fire EC3, and now he is commanding her to do it as he backs Dixie into the corner and screams in her face. EC3’s music hits and he appears on the stage.
EC3 takes his shirt off and lays out Matt’s security as he walks down the ramp! EC3 runs into Tyrus and they start brawling around ringside as the crowd chants for EC3. EC3 slams Tyrus into the ring post and then he hits the ring only for Matt to retreat with his wife. EC3 stares Matt down and then looks over at his aunt before leaving up the ramp.
1) Lashley def. Bram
2) TNA X-Division Title: Trevor Lee (c) def. Tigre Uno to retain the title!
3) Beer Money def. The Decay via DQ
4) Jade def. Madison Rayne
5) Drew Galloway def. Kurt Angle
Scheduled for Next Week:
-TNA Tag Team Titles Monsters Ball: The Wolves (c) vs. The Decay