TNA Impact Wrestling Results
Orlando, Florida (Impact Zone)
May 10, 2016
Announcers: Josh Mathews & The Pope
Results by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Impact opens up with Pope and Josh discussing last week’s Impact and then we cut to a video package highlighting last week’s #1 Contenders 3-Way Dance.
Jeff Hardy comes to the ring and says that last week The Decay did him wrong but before he can say anything else the lights go out and The Decay appear on the stage.
Abyss says that he and Jeff had been to war with each other many times before but this thing isn’t personal and it is all about business. He says they actually like Jeff and that he would be a great addition to their family, but Jeff’s devotion to the “pathetic creatures” makes Jeff weak. Abyss says again that he is beautiful as Steve calls Jeff “weak” repeatedly. He says that Jeff’s “creatures” make him weak but Jeff says that they are dead wrong about his creatures.
Jeff says that the only way to “Decay” is to die and he is about to kill them. Rosemary laughs and says that Jeff doesn’t even realize that his “pretty little head” is a prize and it fetches a high price right now. Abyss admits that they were paid and says the person that paid them to take Jeff out will reveal themselves at the right time, but in the meantime Jeff should be more concerned about what The Decay is going to do to him tonight.
The Decay circles the ring but Jeff doesn’t allow them to attack as he attacks first! The numbers get the better of Jeff as Rosemary low blows Jeff. James Storm hits the ring and The Decay bails. Storm says that The Decay owes him a Tag Team Title rematch and last time he checked Jeff knows a little something about tag wrestling himself so tonight it’s going to be The Decay vs. Storm & Hardy! Abyss says that last week they destroyed Jeff for a “large prize” but tonight they will destroy them both for free.
Jeff says that he is a weatherman tonight and The Decay are in for a “Charismatic Storm.”
TNA World Tag Team Championships
The Decay (c) w/Rosemary vs. The Charismatic Storm (James Storm & Jeff Hardy)
Steve has Jeff in a side headlock as we come back from break but Jeff shoves him into the ropes only to eat a running shoulder block from the crazy clown. Steve hits the rings but eats a hip toss from Jeff. Storm tags into the match and hits a Diving Axe Handle Drop from the middle rope on Steve followed by a Butterfly Suplex for a nearfall. Storm whips Steve into the corner and charges into a boot from Steve. Steve charges right into a boot from Storm followed by a Hangman’s Neckbreaker for another nearfall. Steve rolls over and tags in Abyss and the former Revolution members go at it. Storm kicks Abyss in the gut and then hits a series of clotheslines. Storm hits a Calf Wrangler for a nearfall and Steve tags back in so Storm Hip Tosses him into the ring. Storm hits a big uppercut and hits the ropes only for Abyss to hit him from behind followed by a nasty Lariat from Steve. Abyss comes in and Chokeslams Steve down on top of Storm with a Backsplash Senton! Abyss headbutts Storm and then whips him into the corner and hits a big Running Clothesline. Steve tags into the match and beats Storm down in the corner. He attempts a Rolling Cannonball but Storm moves out of the way and gets the hot tag to Jeff. Jeff hits a Flying Forearm on Steve and then an Atomic Drop followed by the Leg Drop to the nuts and Basement Dropkick! Jeff gets another nearfall and goes for the Twist of Fate but Steve blocks it and tags in Abyss who then charges and misses Jeff. Storm hits a Leaping Enziguri from the corner and Jeff hits the Twist of Fate! Jeff goes to the top for the Swanton but the lights in the Impact Zone go out. Willow’s music hits and he appears on the stage twirling his umbrella. Jeff looks confused but as Rosemary distracts the referee Abyss and Steve spit mist in Jeff’s face followed by the Black Hole Slam from Abyss for the pin!
Winners & STILL TNA World Tag Team Champions: The Decay via pinfall (Black Hole Slam)
Highlights from the #1 Contenders Match last week are shown. Backstage Drew Galloway says he doesn’t like Lashley and it seems the feeling is mutual. He says now that Lashley is #1 Contender that means Lashley can’t duck him anymore and now he has to fight him like a man. He wants Lashley to look in the mirror and remember when he was a man because he is calling him out tonight!
Jeff Hardy is freaking out backstage trying to figure out who that was as Willow. “I’m freaking Willow for God’s sakes!” He actually sounded offended that someone else would portray Willow. He says he will expose the fake Willow.
Mike Bennett and Maria are at a Smashing Pumpkins concert and they enter Billy Corgan’s dressing room. She tells Billy that Mike has some great ideas for TNA and he agrees to sit down and talk with him about it.
Drew Galloway comes to the ring and he says that when he won the World Title he promised to be different from those before him that held it and he promised to defend the title any place, any time. He tells Lashley to get his “arse” out to the ring right now and The Destroyer does not make him wait very long. Lashley asks Drew if he finally grew a set of balls and he asks if Drew finally respects him or if he is afraid of him.
Drew says that for such a big guy Lashley is like a ghost with all of his sneak attacks and disappearing acts whenever Drew calls him out. Drew says he knows Lashley is dangerous and the fact that he is a coward makes him ten times more dangerous. He looks Lashley in the eyes and tells him that he is not scared of him, but Lashley says that he should be scared that Lashley is the #1 Contender. Lashley tells Drew to ask Kurt Angle what happens when you face him and then asks Drew how his ribs are.
Lashley says that he is the only “real fighter” in TNA but says he respects that Drew is still standing after all the beatings he has laid on Drew. He says he will take that title off Drew’s hands but Drew says that Lashley plays mental games so he can physically destroy an opponent. Drew says he doesn’t play games and Lashley will never be able to break him. Drew says that Lashley is #1 Contender and they have a ring so why don’t they face each other for the title…NOW!
Lashley says that he is in Drew’s head just like he was in Kurt Angle’s head and if they faced each other right now he would whoop Drew’s ass in record time. Lashley says he couldn’t care less about the people but he does agree that they deserve a “prize fight” that they can look forward to. Lashley says he will give Drew a week and then he will take his title back. Lashley starts to walk away but Drew screams at him not to turn his back on him. Drew says that he told him he was going to fight tonight and he meant it.
Lashley says this is the same mistake that everyone makes and he tells Drew he is not the person he should be playing with. He tells Drew to go “play” with all of his minions in the crowd and in a week he taking his title back.
Eli Drake comes out and says that if Lashley doesn’t want to take his opportunity tonight then he will create an opportunity for himself. Drake says that things between he and Drew will never be open and when he came to TNA he came for gold. Drake starts talking about how he is going to win every title in TNA “even if I have to start doing jumping sunset sentons in the X-Division.” Drake challenges Drew to put his title on the line tonight against him and an annoyed Drew says that Eli picked the wrong night and the wrong guy. He says that he came here for a fight and he is having a bloody fight!
Drew attacks Drake and slams him into the guardrail.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
“The Chosen One” Drew Galloway (c) vs. Eli Drake
Drew beats Drake down in the ring and tosses him into the corner. Drew backdrops Drake over the top but Drake lands on the apron and catches Drew with a Neckbreaker on the top rope for a nearfall. Drake chokes Drew down in the corner and then chokes him in the ropes. Drake puts him in a headlock but Drew counters with an armdrag only to walk into a Spinning Powerslam! Drake hits an Elbow Drop for a nearfall and then he goes to toss Drew to the floor but Drew turns it around on Drake. On the floor Drew lights Drake up with some nasty chops and then goes to toss Drake back in the ring, but Drake catches him with a Jawbreaker on the ropes. Drake climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Axe Handle only for Drew to catch him in midair with a Belly-to-Belly Overhead Suplex! Eli and Drew exchange rights but then Drew ducks one and hits a nasty Knife Edge Chop. Drew charges at Drake in the corner with a Running Elbow followed by a Flying Clothesline off the top! Drew goes for the Future Shock DDT but Drake counters it and then hits the ropes only to run right into a Snap Powerslam from Galloway for a nearfall. Drew kicks a charging Drake in the corner and then he climbs back up top only for Drake to leap to the top and toss Drew off with a beautiful Superplex! 1…2…NO Drew kicks out! Drake goes to the floor and grabs the World Title but the referee takes it away from him. As the referee turns around Drake swings his briefcase at Drew. Drew ducks the briefcase and the referee takes it away from him, and Drake turns around into the Claymore followed by the Future Shock for the pin!
Winner & STILL TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Drew Galloway via pinfall (Future Shock DDT)
Lashley runs out and Spears Drew! Lashley raises the World Title while standing over Drew.
Backstage EC3 says that he is a businessman, not just an ass kicker, and he has a business proposition for Mike Bennett tonight. He wants a rematch and he says he isn’t leaving the ring tonight until he gets what he wants.
Maria is in the back with Gail and Jade who both look annoyed by her. Maria says that she hopes Gail learned her lesson a few weeks ago and she is sure that Jade has learned her lesson, but she needs a match tonight and she suggests Gail and Jade in a match tonight. Sienna walks up and Maria says that Sienna will be out there to give them motivation to have “one of them five star matches that the Davey M. guy always talks about.”
EC3 comes to the ring and immediately calls Bennett out to fetch his wife and come to the ring to “talk business.” Bennett and Maria come out and Bennett says that he gets that EC3 is angry because there is something he wants to accomplish and he NEEDS Bennett to accomplish it. He says that he needs nothing from EC3 so he has moved on, but EC3 says he understands what Bennett is saying but he knows Bennett also has an ego. He says that ego is rocket fuel in the wrestling business and he knows that because he has a massive ego too. Bennett says he has the ego the size of the sun but his ego is so big because he beat EC3 and his streak.
EC3 agrees but then says that Bennett also lost his chance at getting a shot at the title last week. He says that Bennett has two options. He says Bennett can stand there with his thumb up his butt or he can get in the ring with EC3 right here and now in a rematch! Maria says she knew EC3 would be relentless about this so she talked to Billy Corgan about this backstage at the Smashing Pumpkins concert. She says that Bennett gave Billy a great idea there.
Bennett says that EC3 said awhile ago that he and Bennett are similar and he was right because he knew that EC3 would go to every length to get a rematch because he would have done the same if EC3 had beaten him. Bennett says that the problem with EC3’s demons eat him up inside and he knows that because the minute he walked into TNA he saw those demons and EC3 began to spiral down. Bennett offers EC3 a chance at a rematch. He says that he will lay all of EC3’s demons from his past and if he gets past those demons he will get his rematch. EC3 agrees to the challenge without knowing exactly what it entails. Bennett says that tonight EC3’s road to redemption starts tonight in a Six Sides of Steel Cage Match! EC3 will have to wait to find out who his opponent is as well.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Jade (c) vs. Gail Kim
Jade and Gail lockup with Jade taking Gail down with a Waistlock, but Gail reverses into a side headlock. Jade. Jade fights back to her feet but Gail takes her back down to the mat with a side headlock takeover. Sienna is shown watching the match at ringside. Jade reverses the hold but Gail counters with a Back Suplex attempt only for Jade to reverse it into a Side Headlock Takeover. Gail fights back up and shoves Jade into the ropes only to eat a shoulder block. Gail answers with a shoulder block of her own and then eats an arm drag from Jade. Gail answers with her own arm drag leading to a staredown between the two. Gail quickly rolls Jade up for a nearfall but then Jade catches Gail with a body scissors for a nearfall of her own. Jade attempts a La Magistral but Gail counters into a rollup for another nearfall. Gail catches Jade with a side roll for another nearfall. Gail goes for a Crucifix only for Jade to block it and Gail to catch her with a Spinning Arm Drag. Gail follows up with a hurricanrana but then hits the ropes and runs into a rana from Jade of her own! They stare each other down again and then Gail offers a handshake which Jade accepts only for both girls to exchange forearms. Jade whips Gail into the corner but Gail leapfrogs a charging Jade and lays into her with more forearms. Jade floats over a charging Gail and hitsa nasty Bridging German Suplex for a nearfall! Jade goes for the Pedigree but Gail blocks it and counters into a Backslide attempt. Jade blocks it so Gail pulls Jade into a Shortarm Clothesline. Gail lifts Jade up to the top rope and climbs up with her only for Jade to shove her off. Gail gets back to her feet and swings at Jade but Jade catches her arm and locks her in a Hanging Armbar over the top rope! Jade releases the hold and then goes for a springboard move but Gail sweeps her legs knocking Jade to the floor. Gail hits a Plancha off the top onto Jade on the floor! Gail rolls Jade into the ring and then she catches Sienna as she started walking towards the ring. Jade hits a Tope Suicida through the ropes onto Gail on the floor! Sienna slams Jade into the ring post and then the ring steps to cause a DQ as Sienna swings Jade by her legs into the steps!
Winner: Jade via DQ
Gail dives off the apron onto Sienna but Sienna clotheslines the hell out of Gail. Sienna tosses Gail into the ring and hits her with her Side Slam.
A vignette of Al Snow at his training school is shown. Snow shows his students getting beaten down and he says that this USED to be the RULE in wrestling. He says that students used to learn the skill and the respect to succeed in pro wrestling but now this is the exception to the rule and the door is wide open for anyone like Shera or Grado to come into wrestling. Snow says just because you have the dream and the passion to be a wrestler doesn’t mean you deserve to be in the ring. Snow says he will guarantee he will do what it takes to keep pro wrestling the way it should be. He says Donald Trump wants to keep America great by not letting just anyone in and Snow says that is how he will keep wrestling great.
Al Snow vs. Mahabali Shera
Snow lays into Shera as he tries to chase Snow around ring. Snow puts Shera in a Hammerlock and then tosses him into the ring post. Snow puts Shera in a wristlock but Shera breaks it with forearms and then a shoulder block. Shera hits a series of shoulder blocks knocking Snow to the floor which irritates him. Snow pulls out a foreign object and jabs Shera in the throat with it as he had the referee blocked. Snow gets a nearfall and then another Hammerlock into the ring post. Snow hits a Side Headlock Takeover and then he uses his wrist tape to choke Shera with. Snow gets another nearfall before tossing Shera out to the floor. Snow slams Shera’s arm into the ring steps repeatedly and then kicks him in the face as Shera tried to climb back in the ring. Snow gets another nearfall and then hits the Snow Plow for yet another nearfall. Snow argues with Hebner leading to Hebner shoving Snow and screaming at him. Grado runs out and distracts Snow allowing Shera to hit the Sky High for the pin.
Winner: Mahabali Shera via pinfall (Sky High)
Backstage Jeff Hardy is searching for whoever is pretending to be Willow. He finds the person and beats the shit out of him with his umbrella. Jeff screams about the fake Willow stealing his “creation.”
Jeff Hardy is still beating the hell out of the fake Willow when another Willow attacks him from behind. Jeff beats up the second Willow as well but a third Willow hits him from behind with a chair. The third Willow slams the chair across the back of Hardy’s head, and then all three Willow’s stand over the fallen Hardy.
Mike Bennett introduces Rockstar Spud, as the “demon” that crushed EC3’s skull in the Cage Match against Hardy months ago, as his opponent tonight.
Six Sides of Steel Cage Match
EC3 vs. Rockstar Spud
Spud hits the ring and goes right after EC3 only to get thrown all around the ring. EC3 chops Spud repeatedly and then goes for a Powerslam, but Spud blocks it and slaps EC3. EC3 tosses Spud into the cage wall and then slams him into the turnbuckles repeatedly. Spud tries to escape through the door but EC3 pulls him back in and goes for a Press Slam only for Spud to block it and low blow EC3. Spud pulls off his mini belt and whips EC3 with it. Spud chokes EC3 with the belt but EC3 backs him into the corner to free himself. Spud jumps on EC3’s back and locks him in a Sleeper, but EC3 Snapmares Spud over and then charges at Spud only to run into the boots of the Spudster. Spud tries to escape through the door again and again EC3 drags him back in. Spud kicks EC3 away and then almost escapes but EC3 grabs Spud by the ankle and drags him back into the ring. Spud kicks EC3 in the head repeatedly and then EC3 takes him down and hits a clothesline. EC3 hits a Jawbreaker and then a Stinger Splash in the corner. EC3 tosses Spud into the cage wall but Spud does his Spider monkey impersonation by catching himself on the wall. Spud kicks EC3 away and then climbs to the top, but EC3 pulls him down onto the top rope. Spud slams EC3’s head into the cage and then rakes his eyes and shoves him to the mat. Spud dives off the top rope with a Flying Elbow Drop! 1…2…NO EC3 kicks out! Spud wraps the belt around his hand and tries to jam the sharp point of the belt buckle into EC3’s eye, but EC3 blocks it tosses Spud into the cage repeatedly on each side. EC3 Press Slams Spud into the cage and then goes for the One Percenter, but Spud counters into an Enziguri. Spud goes for the Underdog but EC3 blocks it and backdrops Spud into the corner. Spud lands on his feet on the top rope and then starts climbing to the top of the cage again. EC3 stops Spud but Spud starts biting EC3’s head knocking EC3 back to the mat. Spud almost climbs out but EC3 gets back to the top and stops him again and drags Spud back in. EC3 Press Slams Spud off the top of the cage! EC3 hits the One Percenter and gets the pin.
Winner: EC3 via pinfall (One Percenter)
Bennett walks onto the ramp and applauds EC3.
1) TNA Tag Team Titles: The Decay (c) def. Jeff Hardy & James Storm to retain the titles!
2) TNA World Title: Drew Galloway (c) def. Eli Drake to retain the title!
3) TNA Knockouts Title: Jade (c) def. Gail Kim via DQ
4) Mahabali Shera def. Al Snow
5) Six Sides of Steel Cage Match: Ethan Carter III def. Rockstar Spud
Scheduled for Next Week:
-TNA World Title: Drew Galloway (c) vs. Lashley