Preview Wednesday's huge IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on Spike at 9/8c! If you can't watch the action on Wednesday, make sure to set your DVR!
A controversial conclusion to last week¹s 6 Sides of Steel Match left the question open- Who is the #1 Contender to the TNA World Title? Both Bobby Roode and Eric Young believe their feet hit the ground first. Kurt Angle will be making a ruling this Wednesday night as to who gets the next World Title Match against "The Destroyer" Lashley.
Speaking of Lashley, we understand the World Champion is coming to NYC ready for a fight this Wednesday night. Who will step forward and face Lashley? We'll find out this Wednesday on Impact.
Who is the greatest Tag Team on the planet? The TNA Tag Team Title Series kicks off with a HUGE Main event as The Wolves battle Team 3D and The Hardys for the 1st time ever! This first match will set the tone for this classic series. Who will emerge victorious in this tag team dream match and grab the early lead in this series to determine the TNA Tag Champs?
Last week, EC3 placed blame on Rhino for what happened to his Aunt Dixie. This was followed by a vicious assault by Ethan on his now former associate, Rhino. This week on Impact, Rhino gets his chance at revenge in a one-on-one match with EC3.
With Gail Kim successfully defending her Knockouts Title last week at Hardcore Justice, a new top contender needs to be crowned. This week Taryn Terrell meets Madison Rayne to determine the #1 contender for the Knockouts Title.
Plus you will meet for the very first time, American war hero Sergeant Chris Melendez and hear his incredible story.
All this and so much more this Wednesday night at 9/8c on Spike!
As some great Jersey Juice Head once said, “you don’t bring sand to the beach”. All summer long, The BroMans have been the lady killers of Seaside; clubbing, picking up chicks and, of course, tanning. However, as the summer comes to a close, the BroMans are looking for something a bit more… serious, bro.
Jersey winters get cold, the beach bars close and it’s nice to have a dimepiece to spend the holidays with. So, the BroMans are looking for girlfriends. Do you have what it takes to get with Robbie, tho? What about Jessie, tho? Let’s be honest, they’re pretty picky. Check out this video where the BroMans tell you exactly what they’re looking for!
Robbie and Jessie are looking for love and YOU just might be Ms. Right-For-Tonight! If you think you’re the perfect match, submit a video on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #DateABroMan anytime before Tuesday, August 26th, telling us what makes you the girl(s) for them. The BroMans just might wife you up!
Seriously, bro, Robbie and Jessie are looking for love and whoever is chosen will get to date the BroMans — at least until next summer. This will include double dates to IMPACT tapings, couples' spray tans and your own personal DJ…
NO GRENADES, BRO!!!!
JOHANNESBURG (August 21, 2014): TNA IMPACT WRESTLING will continue to be broadcast throughout Sub-Saharan Africa until 2019, thanks to an agreement between TNA and the continent’s leading sports broadcaster SuperSport.
The deal means that fans in Africa will continue to enjoy the most innovative experience in professional wrestling every week on SuperSport, featuring international stars such as TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, James Storm and MVP.
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING broadcasts every Monday at 18:00 on SuperSport, with TNA’s flagship PPV and ONE NIGHT ONLY events also airing each month. Fans in Africa should check local listings for further details and repeat times.
SuperSport brings the stars of TNA into the homes of fans in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of South Africa, Reunion, Rwanda, St Helena and Ascension, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Socotra, Sudan, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, Zimbabwe and adjacent islands.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: “TNA’s international distribution continues to expand, reaching more fans than ever before.”
“We have had a wonderful relationship with SuperSport since first airing on the channel in 2011 and we look forward to attracting more fans to our entertaining programming. This multi-year deal with SuperSport is one more example of TNA’s remarkable international growth as we continue executing our global brand and programming strategies.”
Brandon Foot, Acting Chief Executive of SuperSport, added: “SuperSport is delighted with this agreement. TNA has proven to be a valuable staple on our platforms and we look forward to more good shows.”
“The offering resonates with a large number of our viewers across the African continent, so this extension is a very encouraging development.”
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2014) – President Dixie Carter issued the following statement today:
“IMPACT WRESTLING will remain a vital part of Spike TV's programming on Wednesday nights, 9/8c, through the end of the year. Negotiations remain ongoing beyond this time frame.”
Tonight marks IMPACT WRESTLING’s official move to Wednesday nights. Tune in at 9/8c for the most anticipated night of hardcore wrestling on television. One of TNA’s most popular annual Pay-Per-Views “Hardcore Justice,” will be featured tonight, free on Spike TV.
IMPACT Coverage by Bobby James
August 20, 2014
Welcome to Hardcore Justice, emanating from New York Ciy!
Stairway to Janice
BRAM vs. ABYSS
Abyss and Bram open the show. They battle back and forth until the ring is full of monstrous weapons (ladder, bag of tacks, two barbed wire tables). Abyss powers Bram over his head onto a ladder in the corner! Then, Bram sneaks in with the advantage and begins the ascent on the “Stairway to Janice.”
Abyss powers Bram off the ladder and dumps a sack of tacks over the mat (shades of their “Monster’s Ball” encounter). Back to his feet, Bram charges Abyss, who sidesteps and sends Bram crashing through the barbed wire table!
Abyss takes his turn climbing the “Stairway,” but Bram tips the ladder, sending Abyss crashing through another barbed wired table! Bram retrieves Janice from above the ring – he swings, but Abyss catches him by the throat. Bram breaks free and charges Abyss, but he’s met with a Black Hole Slam onto the tacks!
Abyss swings Janice but Bram nails a low-blow! Bram grabs Janice and – for a third time – smashes Abyss in the gut. He makes the cover for the three!
Backstage: EC3 addresses his time in jail. He says those who are accountable will be held accountable.
Backstage: Bram and Magnus celebrate the victory and tease a future confrontation for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Ethan Carter III enters the IMPACT Zone, accompanied by Rockstar Spud and Rhino. Who will he deem responsible for his “Aunt D” being powerbombed through a table?
EC3 says the fans are terrible people for wanting to see a helpless woman slammed through a table. He then addresses Kurt Angle. He thanks Angle for having him arrested and sent to jail. EC3 says being jailed allowed him to think – and to figure out who’s to blame for Dixie going through a table. He blames Rhino!
EC3 savagely attacks Rhino. Spud attempts to break up the brawl and is shoved across the ring for his efforts. EC3 stalks Rhino. When Rhino makes it back to his feet, EC3 drops him with a knee to the face. Spud looks on in disbelief – at a frighteningly more aggressive version of Ethan Carter.
Backstage: On his way to the IMPACT Zone, Samoa Joe vows to leave tonight still as the X-Division Champion.
Backstage: The Hardy Boys claim to be the best tag team in the world.
LOW KI vs. SAMOA JOE (c)
Joe and Low Ki circle one another and lock up several times. Joe pushes Low Ki into the corner, forcing his challenger up the ropes. Before being pushed over the top rope, Low Ki counters and locks in a hanging armbar.
The ref’s count breaks the hold and Low Ki drops to the outside. When he climbs back into the ring, Joe pummels Low Ki with an offensive assault – and Low Ki finds himself having to kick out of a pin attempt.
Samoa Joe charges Low Ki, but he counters and begins mounting some offense of his own. Low Ki attempts a Ki Krusher, but Joe reverses and powers Low Ki to the mat with a powerbomb. Low Ki is out at two – but, maintaining his grasp, Joe turns the hold into a Boston Crab. Low Ki refuses to tap - so Joe settles in with an STF! Low Ki struggles but eventually he reaches the bottom rope!
Joe and Low Ki battle back and forth until Joe reverses a second Ki Krusher attempt with a Muscle Buster for the win.
Winner: Samoa Joe
Backstage: Team 3D and The Hardy Boys go into Kurt Angle’s office.
Backstage: Mr. Anderson calls Samuel Shaw a “freakin’ creepy bastard.” He asks if Gunner is crazy. Samuel Shaw attacks – and the two battle backstage, ahead of their “I Quit” match.
The brawl spills into the arena – and the match is apparently underway.
“I Quit” Match
SAMUEL SHAW vs. MR. ANDERSON
Mr. Anderson slams a chair across the back of Samuel Shaw on the ramp. With Anderson in control, Gunner enters, which distracts Anderson long enough for Samuel Shaw to gain the advantage.
Samuel drags Anderson around the ring, slamming him into the steel barricade and stairs. Samuel Shaw asks Mr. Anderson if he quits – he refuses. Samuel lands a series of cross-face forearm shots.
He rolls Mr. Anderson into the ring, continuing his vicious assault. Samuel Shaw locks in a camel clutch – again Anderson refuses to quit. Mr. Anderson fights out of the hold and nails Samuel with a series of elbows and clotheslines. Anderson drops Samuel with a neck-breaker, then an armbar DDT. Anderson locks in an armbar submission hold to which Samuel says, “I quit!”
Winner: Mr. Anderson
Backstage: The Hardy Boys and Team 3D come out of Kurt Angle’s office and vow to take tag team wrestling to the next level.
Video: Last week, after IMPACT went off the air, cameras captured Angelina Love’s backstage assault on Gail Kim.
Backstage: Kurt Angle says he’s signed off on a Last Knockout’s Standing match for the Knockout’s Championship – Gail Kim vs. Angelina Love is still to come.
Video: (“Earlier Today”) Bobby Roode vows to leave as the number one contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship following the Six Sides of Steel match.
The Hardy Boys enter the IMPACT Zone. Jeff says the Hardys have reunited because the timing was right – and because the fans wanted him and his brother back together. Jeff says he has an idea that will advance the legacy of the Hardys and take tag team wrestling to the next level. He says The Hardys can’t do it alone, so he calls out Team 3D.
Team 3D enters. Bully asks the fans if they know who they are. He says, “We are the guys who put Dixie Carter through a table!” The crowd erupts. Bully addresses Jeff and Matt – he says since Team 3D is being inducted into the Hall of Fame, it’d be fitting if they were the Tag Team Champions. Bully calls out The Wolves.
Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards, with titles in tow, head into the ring. Eddie acknowledges Team 3D and The Hardys as two of the greatest tag teams in the history of professional wrestling. Davey Richards says either team can have a title match anytime, anywhere.
Video: Mike Tenay’s exclusive interview with TNA President Dixie Carter. Dixie claims she suffered fractured ribs and a broken back. Dixie says moving forward, she’s going to focus her energies on business outside of the ring, but that “a Carter never forgets.”
Video: James Storm promises a revolution. “The Great Sanada revealed next week.”
Last Knockout’s Championship – Last Knockout Standing Match
ANGELINA LOVE w/ VELVET SKY vs. GAIL KIM (c)
Gail Kim rushes into the ring – Angelina flees. Gail sends Angelina crashing down onto the floor with a hard running clothesline. Gail rolls Angelina into the ring and stomps her into the corner.
Gail hits Angelina with a jumping clothesline. Angelina reverses a second attack from Gail, sending her face-first into the turnbuckle. She drops Gail with a DDT – and she’s changed the pace and momentum. Angelina Love grabs a cookie sheet and attempts to hit Gail. Gail nails a running drop-kick, which sends Angelina rolling to the outside.
Gail climbs the ropes, but Velvet – with the cookie sheet – assaults Gail Kim. Angelina charges Gail, but she counters with a drop toe hold, sending Angelina face-first into the apron.
Gail has control of the match, on top of the steel steps, but Velvet pulls her feet away, force-feeding Gail a mouthful of steel. The ref gets to an eight count. Gail is up and locks in a hanging figure-four on the ring post. Velvet kicks Gail to break the hold.
Angelina attempts to send Gail flying into the guardrail, but Gail reverses and Angelina crashes. Gail grabs a steel chair. She attempts to swing it at Angelina, but Velvet interferes again. When Gail turns with the chair, Angelina connects with a Botox Injection, smashing the chair into Gail’s face!
Angelina climbs the turnbuckle as Velvet holds Gail over a chair. Gail breaks free and sends Velvet flying into Angelina who loses her balance and straddles the ring post. Gail climbs the ropes, grabs Angelina and sends her crashing down onto the chair! Angelina is unable to answer the count and Gail Kim is the Last Knockout Standing!
Winner: Gail Kim
MVP, Lashley and Kenny King enter the arena. MVP promotes the dominance of the TNA World Heavyweight Champion, “The Destroyer,” Lashley.
Six Sides of Steel
AUSTIN ARIES vs. ERIC YOUNG vs. GUNNER vs.
MAGNUS vs. JAMES STORM vs. BOBBY ROODE
There are no pinfalls or submissions – the winner is determined by the first person to escape the cage.
The bell sounds as chaos ensues. Magnus and Storm attempt early escapes, but they’re pulled back into the ring by the other challengers. Roode attacks Gunnner, Aries attacks Roode, EY attacks Aries and Magnus attacks EY.
Austin Aries and James Storm lock up in the corner – exchanging blows. Storm, Roode, Aries and Magnus all start climbing and fighting on the top rope. Gunner and Eric Young battle on the mat.
James Storm makes it over the top of the cage, but Bobby Roode, with a handful of hair, drags Storm back into the ring! Aries teeters on top of the cage, but Gunner drags him down. Eric Young locks in a sharpshooter on Magnus, Roode with a cross-face on Storm and Aries locks in the Last Chance on Gunner!
Aries climbs the turnbuckle and smashes Roode with a missile dropkick! James Storm powers EY down with a Last Call, but Gunner flies through the air and takes down Storm and Magnus with a double shoulder block.
Gunner tries to climb, but Aries and Storm keep him in. Storm nails a huge kick to the face of Gunner and Magnus challenges Austin Aries. Aries rushes up the side of the cage, but Magnus makes the save.
Magnus attempts to superplex to Aries, but EY sneaks in and powerbombs Magnus (and Aries). Meanwhile, across the ring, Bobby Roode does the same thing to Gunner and James Storm!
EY and Roode look at one another and climb to the top of the cage. They race to the bottom – and both appear to touch the ground at the same time.
Winner: Bobby Roode? Eric Young?
The referees argue over who the real winner is. Who gets the title shot against Lashley? Tune in to IMPACT on Spike next Wednesday at 9/8c to find out!
Last night, IMPACT ended with chaos and confusion as both Bobby Roode and Eric Young escaped 6-Sides of Steel at the same time. The winner of the match is meant to become the #1 contender for Lashley’s TNA World Heavyweight Championship but as of now, we don’t know who that is.
What we can report is that Executive Director Kurt Angle is rumored to be holding meetings with both men that will determine the future of the #1 contender.
Both men have a fair claim, after escaping from the cage at the same moment. Both former champions also have deep personal beef with Lashley since his return to TNA. However, only one can be the #1 contender. Who should it be?
Samoa Joe and Low Ki are two of the most respected wrestlers in the business. Tomorrow night, they face off in singles action for the first time in years – and it’s for the TNA X-Division Championship.
Samoa Joe returned to the X-Division just 3 short weeks ago and, thus far, is undefeated in the division since returning and capturing the gold. Low Ki recently returned to TNA as well – and wasted no time reminding everyone why he is one of the most impressive athletes in TNA.
Both men have reputations of being human highlight reels and wrestling fans have seen both hit moves and create moments that will remain as some of the most impressive in wrestling history. That said, when you talk about the most anticipated wrestling, ask any wrestling fan – and they’ll tell you, skip whatever plans you have this Wednesday, you must see Samoa Joe vs Low Ki for the TNA X-Division Championship!
#HardcoreJustice is tomorrow night at 9/8c on Spike TV.
In a historic move, TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is making the move to Wednesday Nights at 9/8c on Spike starting this Wednesday, August 20th. Make sure you update your DVRs for the new night so you won't miss a moment of the action. And the move to Wednesdays kicks off with the most extreme night of the year... Hardcore Justice.
For the first time in nearly four years, the dangerous Six-Sides of Steel returns in our main event. Six men will enter the sadistic structure with a cherished prize hanging in the balance. The first wrestler to escape the cage becomes the Number One Contender for Lashley's World Heavyweight Title. The six contenders will be... Magnus, Gunner, Bobby Roode, Eric Young and Austin Aries.
One Monster... One crazed brawler... and one instrument of destruction. The war between Abyss and Bram has raged through Monster's Ball matches and now the fate of Abyss's girl... "Janice" hangs in the balance at Hardcore Justice. Fifteen feet above the ring hangs this instrument of destruction, and the first man to retrieve the weapon can use it. Abyss vs. Bram this Wednesday in Stairway to Janice.
The feud between Knockouts Champion Gail Kim and Angelina Love boiled over after last week's episode in a brawl after the show ended. Gail Kim wants to shut up Angelina once and for all at Hardcore Justice. There will be a winner as it will be a Last Knockout Standing match for the Knockouts Title!
Mr. Anderson has never trusted Samuel Shaw nor has he understood Shaw's relationship with Gunner. Now it's time for one man to quit. Mr. Anderson vs. Samuel Shaw in an I Quit Match
Plus a war between two old rivals with the X-Division Title on the line. Samoa Joe defends his X-Division Title Title for the first time against Low-Ki!
It's Hardcore Justice. It's FREE on Spike TV. IMPACT WRESTLING now airs permanently on Wednesday Nights! Do not miss Hardcore Justice this Wednesday on Spike!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 14, 2014) – TNA today announced its flagship program, IMPACT WRESTLING, will make a permanent move to Wednesday nights at 9/8c on SPIKE TV beginning this Wednesday, Aug. 20.
"Moving IMPACT WRESTLING to Wednesday nights gives existing fans and new viewers an opportunity to enjoy both wrestling and live sports even more throughout the week," said TNA President Dixie Carter.
IMPACT WRESTLING has enjoyed sustained ratings growth this summer, drawing over 1.5 million viewers each week this quarter, and is among the most watched cable series in key male demos in its timeslot.
IMPACT Coverage by Bobby James
August 14, 2014
IMPACT opens with Bully Ray and a recap of Dixie Carter being powerbombed through a table!
Bully says after four long months, he kept his word to the fans. He thanks them and says he couldn’t have done it without all of them. Above all, he says he wants to thank his brother Devon. Devon celebrates in the ring with Bully Ray as The Hardy Boys enter the arena.
Matt says it’s been 12 years since the four of them were in the ring together. Team 3D and The Hardys agree to face each other – one more time, to which Devon exclaims, “Oh my brother, testify!”
Video: Recap of Samoa Joe becoming the new X-Division Champion.
Backstage: Samoa Joe says he’s the best in the world and that he’s the one to reinvigorate the X-Division.
Backstage: Rockstar Spud, EC3 and Rhino head toward the IMPACT Zone.
Backstage: Austin Aries, Bobby Roode and Eric Young watch Dixie Carter getting powerbombed through a table.
Six-Man Elimination Scramble Match
LOW KI vs. TIGRE UNO vs. CRAZY STEVE vs. MANIK vs. DJ Z vs. HOMICIDE
The winner of this contest moves on to challenge Samoa Joe for the X-Division Championship next week!
Crazy Steve and Tigre Uno begin the match. DJ Z repeatedly distracts Steve, allowing Tigre Uno to nail a hard slam and a top rope splash for a quick elimination. Manik enters the match.
Manik flies into the ring and with a quick flurry of offense, eliminates Tigre Uno. DJ Z pins Manik using the ropes for leverage. Homicide overpowers DJ Z, planting him with a Gringo Killer for the pin! DJ Z is eliminated.
Low Ki attacks Homicide and mounts him in the corner, throwing a series of punches. Homicide dumps Low Ki over the top rope. As Low Ki stands on the floor, Homicide flies through the middle rope, sending Low Ki crashing into the guardrail.
Homicide dominates until trying for a pin which Low Ki escapes. Homicide attempts to whip Low Ki into the corner, but Low Ki reverses and nails a stiff running forearm. They trade offense and Homicide attempts another Gringo Killer. Low Ki reverses, hits a dropkick and scores a Ki Krusher for the win.
Winner: Low Ki
Backstage: Two men are watching footage from last week when EC3, Rockstar Spud and Rhino approach.
EC3, Rockstar Spud and Rhino enter the arena. Rockstar Spud demands a moment of silence for “The Queen,” Dixie Carter. The crowd vocally protests Spud’s demands, sending him into a tizzy.
EC3 demands the termination of Bully Ray from TNA Wrestling. He says it’s a Carter ring and a Carter wrestling promotion – and that he’s not leaving the ring until Bully Ray is fired.
Kurt Angle interrupts by saying that EC3 is wasting time and that he’ll wrestle tonight or leave the ring. EC3 says he spilled blood in the ring last week and that he’ll not be wrestling this week. Angle again states he’ll wrestle or leave. EC3 refuses to leave. Angle calls out the police.
Spud says he’s “not taking no orders from no Dunkin’ Donut-eatin’ cops!” The police jump and arrest EC3, Spud and Rhino!
Backstage: Samuel Shaw apologizes to Gunner for the problems with Ken Anderson.
Backstage: Spud, EC3 and Rhino are escorted from the building.
Backstage: EC3, Spud and Rhino plead with police to let them go. The police hope they like Central Booking.
MR. ANDERSON vs. GUNNER
Anderson and Gunner shove one another until Anderson drops Gunner with a shoulder block. Gunner returns the favor. They remain evenly matched – punch for punch, until Samuel Shaw enters the ring and tries to separate them.
Mr. Anderson lays out Samuel Shaw with a hard right! Samuel Shaw tackles Anderson and mounts a series of rapid-fire punches. Gunner separates the two and the match ends in a no-contest.
Backstage: Angelina Love confronts Velvet Sky – to make sure they’re good.
Video: A recap of Dixie being powerbombed through the table is shown just before never-before-seen footage. The video shows Bully Ray singing the classic “Ding dong, the witch is dead…” song from The Wizard of Oz. Then, medics are shown taking Dixie out of the arena on a stretcher.
Knockout’s Championship Fatal 4-Way
Angelina Love vs. Velvet Sky vs. Taryn Terrell vs. Gail Kim (c)
Velvet attacks the champion, Gail Kim, as Angelina attacks Taryn. The Beautiful People double-team Gail, sending her to the outside. They shift their focus to Taryn, who tries fighting out of a double-team attack, but The Beautiful People prove too much.
While coming off the ropes toward Taryn, Velvet is tripped and pulled from the ring by Gail. Gail grabs Angelina and Velvet by the hair and smashes their heads together before taking them down with a cross-body from the apron.
Meanwhile, Taryn Terrell climbs the ring post and jumps, connecting a cross-body with Gail Kim and The Beautiful People. Taryn rolls Angelina into the ring and drops her with a series of clotheslines. Taryn attempts a pin, but Gail interrupts the count.
Eventually, all four women are in the ring and the Beautiful People begin to argue. Gail attacks both and pins Velvet following an Eat Defeat!
Winner: Gail Kim
Backstage: MVP, Kenny King and Lashley are asked about Dixie Carter. Kenny King says no one cares about her and MVP says they make the headlines.
Six-Man Tag Team Match
MVP, KENNY KING and LASHLEY
ERIC YOUNG, AUSTIN ARIES and BOBBY ROODE
Following the introductions, Roode and Lashley are in to start the match. As they circle one another, Kenny King rushes into the ring to attack Roode. Roode quickly gains control of the match and tags Austin Aries, who slingshots into the ring, landing onto the chest of Kenny King.
Aries makes a quick tag to Roode, who stomps the chest of King in the corner. Roode tags Eric Young. Following a double-team takedown, EY attempts a pin. Kenny King kicks out and tags MVP. MVP hobbles into the ring and quickly tags out to the TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Lashley.
Lashley overpowers Eric Young, but action spills to the arena floor and EY gains the advantage. EY scouts Lashley from the top rope, but Kenny King pulls Young from the ropes as Lashley tags out.
King and Lashley alternate tags until EY is finally able to tag Austin Aries! Aries flies around the ring, taking out all of his opponents. Aries rushes toward King in the corner, but King gets his boot up, sending Aries to the floor.
Lashley reenters the match and begins overpowering his opponents. Aries reverses a power slam and climbs to the top rope, but a crutch to the back of the head, courtesy of MVP, sends him crashing down. When Aries stands, he’s pummeled with a spear and pinned for the three.
Winners: Lashley, MVP and Kenny King
Backstage: Abyss heads toward the IMPACT Zone.
Backstage: The Wolves discuss their legacy and victory over the Hardy Boys. They issue a challenge to Team 3D for the Tag Team Championships – anytime, anywhere.
Abyss walks to the ring clutching his stomach. He claims Bram has something that belongs to him. He demands Bram’s presence.
Bram, with Magnus, enters carrying the sadistic weapon known as Janice. Abyss says possession is 9/10 of the law. Abyss demands Bram returns Janice. Bram says she’s all his – and that she drives him wild, every time he drives her into the chest of Abyss.
Abyss asks Bram – and New York City – if they want to get extreme. Abyss challenges Bram to one more match, where Janice is suspended 15 feet above the ring. Bram accepts!
Magnus insults “The Monster” Abyss. Abyss attacks Bram and Magnus, but they regroup and leave the ring with Janice in hand. “Stairway to Janice” is official for Hardcore Justice, next week!
Video: James Storm claims “the revolution is upon us.” He walks into a run-down house, where he’s got Sanada tied to a post. He grabs Sanada’s head and says he’s the light – and that he’ll turn him into “The Great Sanada.”
THE HARDY BOYS vs. TEAM 3D
Devon and Matt start the match in the center of the ring. They exchange takedowns and Matt tags Jeff. They drop Devon with a double elbow, but Devon is able to make a tag to Bully Ray. Team 3D double-teams Jeff.
Bully Ray maintains control until Jeff tags Matt and fights off Bully Ray. The Hardy Boys double team Devon. Bully Ray grabs a handful of Jeff’s hair and powers him to that mat. Devon attacks Matt from behind and Team 3D is in control.
Devon and Bully Ray exchange tags while maintaining the advantage over Jeff Hardy. They whip Jeff into the ropes – he tries to counter – but Team 3D powers him back to the mat. Jeff reaches for Matt as Bully locks in a submission. Jeff fights out. Bully reverses and climbs the turnbuckle.
Jeff rushes up the ropes and sends Bully Ray flying with a hurricanrana. Jeff goes for a pin attempt, but Bully’s out at two! Each man makes a tag, bringing in Matt and Devon.
Matt changes the complexion of the match with a Side Effect and a moonsault. Bully breaks up the count on Devon. Devon drops Matt and turns his focus toward Jeff on the top rope. Devon trips Jeff. He climbs and attempts a drop, but Matt comes up behind Devon and hoists him onto his shoulders. Jeff connects with a Whisper in the Wind!
Devon somehow kicks out at two! Bully Ray is back into that match and Team 3D nails a Doomsday Device! Bully Ray and Devon jump from the ring to “Get the tables!”
Jeff launches himself over the top rope, taking out both members of Team 3D! Jeff rolls Devon into the ring. Matt nails a Twist of Fate and Jeff follows up with a Swanton! Devon, again, somehow kicks out at two!
Bully rushes into the ring just in time to catch Matt with a 3D! Devon makes the cover for the win.
Winners: Team 3D
Next week – IMPACT moves to Wednesdays at 9/8c