UK fans, get ready! TNA announces Fan Interaction packages for the MAXIMUM IMPACT 7 Tour, along with the names of more international wrestling superstars who will be competing on the events in Glasgow, Manchester and London. Extra great seats, which were previously held off, are also being made available.
TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley will be making his first ever appearance in the UK as an IMPACT WRESTLING superstar at the January 2015 shows.
MVP, Taryn Terrell, The Beautiful People and Kenny King have also been added to a Tour roster that already features Samoa Joe, Gail Kim, Bully Ray, Magnus, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Mr Anderson, Eric Young, Gunner, Abyss, EC3, Tigre Uno and Rockstar Spud.
In another major announcement, TNA today confirms that the company’s trademark six-sided ring will be used on all MAXIMUM IMPACT 7 Tour events – the first time it will have been seen in Britain since 2010.
TNA President Dixie Carter said: “The MAXIMUM IMPACT Tour is a highlight of the year for the TNA Superstars who travel to these big events and meet the incredible fans.
“With an unmatched Fan Interaction experience, a roster of the best professional wrestlers in the world and the return of the six-sided ring, the shows scheduled for the 2015 MAXIMUM IMPACT Tour will be our best yet.”
Fan Interaction tickets for the January 2015 Tour go on sale on Friday August 15 at 10am – along with the extra great seats – and allow fans to meet some of their favourite wrestlers before each event.
The strictly limited meet & greet passes are available for all three shows and cost £35 plus booking fee. Those purchasing Fan Interaction tickets must also have a regular event ticket, which are sold separately, in order to gain access.
There will be eight TNA superstars at each meet & greet. Each wrestler will sign a maximum of two items per fan. TNA received positive press coverage and fan feedback last year after making a number of improvements to the Fan Interaction experience.
The MAXIMUM IMPACT 7 Tour sees TNA visit Glasgow (Jan 29) and Manchester (Jan 30) before culminating in a huge double TV taping and Ultimate X match in London on Jan 31.
Bobby Lashley said: “This will my first time wrestling in the UK for TNA and I can promise you I’m more than ready. The bigger question is whether the UK is ready for Bobby Lashley?”
Taryn Terrell added: “I’m so happy to be on the Tour. I, alongside fellow Knockouts Gail Kim and The Beautiful People, look forward to bringing the rowdy UK fans the best women’s wrestling in the world and delivering some memorable matches.”
MAXIMUM IMPACT 7 Tour and Fan Interaction tickets are available via www.facebook.com/tnawrestlinguk, www.gigsandtours.com/go/tna2015gen, www.ticketmaster.co.uk/TNA-Wrestling-tickets/artist/1008830 or direct from the tour venues. Full details of the UK events are:
Thursday 29 January 2015 Glasgow The SSE Hydro www.thehydro.com
Friday 30 January 2015 Manchester Phones 4u Arena www.phones4uarena.co.uk
Saturday 31 January 2015 London SSE Arena Wembley www.ssearena.co.uk
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is broadcast on Challenge in the UK and Ireland every Sunday night at 9pm, as well as on Spike TV in the USA and more than 120 other countries.
Impactwrestling.com has received an update on the condition of TNA President Dixie Carter after she was power bombed through a table at the conclusion of last night’s Impact Wrestling.
As IMPACT went off the air medics continued working on Dixie, carefully moving her from the ring to the backstage area. She was cleared for release yet her condition deteriorated throughout the night.
On further evaluation Dixie was sent to the Emergency Room at Centennial Hospital, where she was immediately seen by an orthopedic surgeon, neurologist and radiologist. Following numerous tests and scans, X-rays reveal and an MRI confirms Dixie has L2 and L3 Transverse Process Fractures, as well as a hairline rib fracture.
Dixie has been released from the hospital and is back home in Nashville resting uncomfortably.
And A looping Gif of the glorious Moment!
IMPACT Coverage by Bobby James
August 7, 2014
Bully Ray, Devon and Tommy Dreamer vow to tear the house down in tonight’s Hardcore War! Bully Ray promises to drive Dixie Carter through a table!
Monster’s Ball Match
AYSS vs. BRAM w/ MAGNUS
Christy Hemme introduces “The Monster” Abyss as the first competitor in the opening contest, a Monster’s Ball match. Magnus accompanies Bram to the ring.
Bram goes on the offense early, but Abyss counters by driving Bram over the top rope with a solid clothesline. Abyss and Bram exchange blows outside the ring until Abyss reverses and Irish whip and sends Bram into the steel stairs.
Bram rolls into the ring while Abyss tosses trashcans and chairs in over the ropes. Abyss mounts a chair in the corner, but when he turns, Bram smashes “The Monster” with a trashcan! Bram pulls a barb-wire board from beneath the ring and leans it against the turnbuckle.
Bram and Abyss counter one another, avoiding the board. Bram grabs a wrench – when he goes to swing it, Abyss catches Bram below the belt with a cheese grater! Abyss sends Bram headfirst into the steel chair he’d mounted earlier, then he withdraws Janice from under the ring.
Abyss swings Janice and gets “her” stuck in the turnbuckle. Abyss then counters a chair shot from Bram and opens a bag of tacks. He pours them around into a pile as the crowd chants, “We want blood!”
Bram slams a kendo stick over the head of Abyss and pulls Janice from the turnbuckle! Abyss counters and chokeslams Bram onto the pile of tacks! The crowd chants “This is awesome” as blood pours from the various holes in the back of Bram!
Abyss picks up Janice, but a distraction from Magnus allows Bram to spear “The Monster” through the barb-wire board! Bram swings Janice into the gut of Abyss and makes the cover for the win!
Bram exits the arena with Janice in hand.
Backstage: Low Ki confronts Samoa Joe about the three-way X-Division Championship match tonight. Joe tells Low Ki that the next time he hears his name it’ll be to announce him as the new X-Division Champion!
Backstage: EC3, Ryklon, Gene Snitsky, Rhino and Rockstar Spud guarantee Dixie Carter will never go through a table!
The TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Lashley, joins MVP and Kenny King in the ring. MVP says Lashley is a destroyer – referring to Lashley’s victories over greats like Jeff Hardy and Austin Aries.
Bobby Roode interrupts and issues a challenge to Lashley for the World Heavyweight Championship. Kenny King and MVP attack Roode until Eric Young and Austin Aries make the save.
Backstage: Samuel Shaw and Gunner are headed to the ring for a six-man tag team match. Mr. Anderson approaches and says he doesn’t trust Samuel Shaw.
Backstage: Bully Ray says he won’t reveal their fourth partner for the Hardcore War.
THE BROMANS (Jessie Godderz, Robbie E, DJ Z)
MR. ANDERSON, GUNNER and SAMUEL SHAW
The BroMans are in the ring when Mr. Anderson introduces his team, “Gunner – ‘this freakin’ guy – and Misterrrrrr Anderson!”
The bell sounds and Samuel Shaw and Jessie appear ready to start the match. Mr. Anderson intervenes and pushes Samuel Shaw out onto the apron. Anderson commands an early advantage before tagging Gunner.
Gunner dominates. Jessie tags Robbie E. Gunner and Mr. Anderson exchange tags and alternate punishment to Robbie. Robbie reverses a slam from Gunner and is able to make the tag to DJ Z.
DJ Z spends a great deal of time taunting Gunner, who counters an attack and tags Mr. Anderson. Robbie E flies into the ring and thwarts Anderson’s Mic Check! The BroMans toss Gunner from the ring and team up on Mr. Anderson until Samuel Shaw rushes in to cleans house!
Anderson confronts Samuel Shaw. Robbie E uses the distraction to roll up Mr. Anderson for the win.
Winners: The BroMans
After the match, Mr. Anderson tries to assault Samuel, but Gunner intervenes.
Backstage: Dixie Carter talks to King Mo about not being afraid of Bully Ray.
Backstage: Gunner pursues Mr. Anderson asking him what his problem is. Gunner shoves Mr. Anderson and Samuel Shaw steps in to accept the blame for the loss, averting a backstage brawl.
EC3, RHINO, RYKLON and GENE SNITSKY
TOMMY DREAMER, TEAM 3D and ???
EC3 and Tommy Dreamer enter the IMPACT Zone first. Mike Tenay explains that there will be no pins or submissions until all partners have entered the match. A new partner will enter every 90 seconds!
Dreamer attacks early, but EC3 gains control of the match after shoving Dreamer knee-first into the steel steps. Dixie Carter and King Mo look on as EC3 takes the action back into the ring.
Dreamer grabs a Singapore cane and uses it to lock in a hold that sends EC3 flying over his shoulder. Tommy Dreamer mounts EC3 in the corner and lands a series of punches. Christy Hemme announces the next competitor – Rhino!
Rhino rushes into the ring and drops Dreamer with a trashcan lid! Rhino dominates Dreamer and sends him crashing hard onto the mat. Rhino tosses the cane to EC3. EC3 smacks Dreamer then tosses the cane back to Rhino. Rhino chokes Dreamer with the cane as Devon enters.
Devon tosses a trashcan over the top rope and attacks Rhino and EC3 immediately. Devon sends the trashcan lid crashing down over the head of EC3!
Snitsky enters the match, allowing EC3, Rhino and himself to gain control, until Bully Ray storms the ring and unleashes a savage assault! Bully uses a steel chain to bust open EC3’s face! Bully and Devon are in command.
Ryklon enters by slamming a chair across the backs of Bully Ray and Tommy Dreamer before powering Devon to the mat with a hard slam! EC3 screams from the center of the ring as his team scatters bodies all around.
EC3 is choking Bully Ray with the steel chain as Team 3D’s mystery partner is revealed – AL SNOW!
Al Snow jumps into the ring carrying his famous head. The crowd chants, “We want head” as Snow attacks EC3. Ryklon and Snitsky send Al Snow crashing to the outside, then Bully Ray flies from the top rope and connects with a cross body!
Rockstar Spud slides into the ring and hits Dreamer with the cane, but pays dearly for his efforts! As Snow and Devon leave the ring to “Get the tables,” Ryklon and Snitsky attack and double team Devon. Al Snow launches himself from the middle rope and connects with a moonsault, taking down Devon’s assailants!
In the ring, Team 3D drops Rhino with a 3D for the win!
Winners: Team 3D
After the match, Bully Ray calls out Dixie Carter and says he will put her through a table tonight! Dixie promises that’s not going to happen and that King Mo will knock Bully out!
Backstage: The Beautiful People make their way to the ring.
Backstage: EC3 says Ryklon, Snitsky and Rhino failed him and his aunt Dixie. He says they’ll keep her from going through a table – and if they can’t, then it’ll be up to their secret weapon, King Mo. EC3 guarantees Dixie Carter is not going through a table!
The Beautiful People enter. Angelina Love says she and Velvet are way hotter than Gail and Taryn – and that she is a superior wrestler. Angelina demands a rematch for the Knockout’s Championship!
Taryn Terrell interrupts the former champion. Taryn says Angelina stole her opportunity to become the Knockout’s Champion. She says her match with Gail was to determine who was better. Angelina says she is better – she’s the best Knockout on the roster.
Gail Kim enters and says that Kurt Angle is allowing her to choose the next challenger for her championship. She says next week she’ll defend her title against Angelina Love, Taryn Terrell and Velvet Sky!
The Beautiful people attack Gail and Taryn. Gail dodges an attack from Velvet, who connects with Angelina Love! The Beautiful People retreat as Gail holds her championship high into the air.
Backstage: James Storm commands Sanada to bow to him and win the X-Division Championship.
Video: A promo airs, promoting the debut of “H---K” – coming soon!
Backstage: Bully Ray says his match tonight was “Hardcore Heaven,” and that he will knock out King Mo and put Dixie Carter through a table!
Triple –Threat for the X-Division Championship
SANADA vs. LOW KI vs. SAMOA JOE
James Storm introduces himself as “The Legend” before introducing “The man who ended The Great Muta’s career,” Sanada. Storm forces Sanada to bow! Low Ki and “The Samoan Submission Machine,” Samoa Joe enter next.
The opening bell sounds and the three men square off. Low Ki is sent from the ring and Samoa Joe unleashes a series of rapid-fire strikes to Sanada. Sanada mounts enough offense to allow Low Ki to get back into the match.
Low Ki leaves Sanada reeling and Samoa Joe powers Low Ki over the top rope, high into the air! Low Ki crashes down on the arena floor! As Samoa Joe attempts a suicide dive, Sanada catches him with a hurricanrana!
Samoa Joe sends Sanada to the outside and Low Ki flies through the ropes, propelling Sanada into the railing! Sanada and Low Ki fight outside the ring, but Samoa Joe crashes into them with a suicide dive!
In the ring, Joe plants Sanada with a powerbomb and locks in an STF! Low Ki reenters the ring and goes face to face with Samoa Joe. Joe and Low Ki trade punches. Low Ki scores a series of offense, but Joe powers out – and attempts a muscle buster!
Low Ki reverses and locks in a dragon sleeper. Sanada breaks the hold but Low Ki quickly reverses, only to find himself trapped in a cross arm breaker by Samoa Joe. Sanada breaks the hold with a moonsault!
Low Ki rolls out of the ring and Joe locks in a rear-naked choke! Sanada taps just before Low Ki can make the save.
Winner: Samoa Joe
Backstage: Dixie Carter instructs King Mo to “Take him out!”
Video: Bully Ray’s promise to put Dixie Carter through a table is recapped.
TNA President Dixie Carter enters the arena on the arm of King Mo. EC3, Rockstar Spud, Rhino, Ryklon and Snitsky follow. The crowd boos Dixie who says, “Right back at you!”
Dixie says EC3’s team is worthless. She fires Ryklon and Snitsky – commanding they get out of her ring! Then she fires the fans and tells them to “Pick your s**t up and get out...!”
The crowd boos until Team 3D enters with Tommy Dreamer carrying a table with “DIXIE” painted on it! The sea of boos changes to a tables chant. Bully says Dixie is the most hated woman in professional wrestling! Tommy Dreamer takes the mike and King Mo knocks him out. The teams collide and Dixie escapes the ring.
The IMPACT roster blocks her escape and Tommy Dreamer rolls her into the ring! Devon hoists her up! FROM THE TURNBUCKLE, BULLY RAY POWERBOMBS DIXIE CARTER THROUGH A TABLE! IT HAPPENED!
The crowd erupts while Dixie lies motionless in the ring as IMPACT goes off the air.
Last night, after months of a frustrating chase, Bully Ray made good on his promise to TNA President Dixie Carter. To cap off an incredible show, Bully Ray put Dixie Carter through a table – with TNA’s top superstars surrounding the ring and cheering along with the sold-out NYC crowd.
What happens next!? Well, Bully Ray told IMPACTWrestling.com exclusively that a major celebration is going down in NYC next week on IMPACT – and that his idea for celebration is something that wrestling fans all over the world would love to see.
We are being told that something big is brewing for IMPACT next week. So, while you celebrate last night’s epic #BossToss, get ready for a truly incredible treat on next week’s IMPACT.
IMPACTWrestling.com will bring you more details as soon as they are available!
After 3 thrilling X-Division triple threat matches this past Thursday at Destination X, fans everywhere have been reminded why the X-Division is the most exciting division in professional wrestling today. From those matches, 3 contenders emerged and this Thursday on Spike TV, a new X-Division Champion will be crowned!
Low Ki returned 2-weeks ago, making a huge splash by first knocking off DJ Z and then defeating both Z and Manik at Destination X. The two-time former champion and fan favorite wasted no time reminding us why he is one of the all-time greats in TNA history. This week, he plans to rise to the top of the division and become a 3-time X-Division Champion.
Sanada has proven to be one of the best international stars of wrestling since arriving in TNA earlier this year, as a protégé of iconic Japanese star The Great Muta. Sanada quickly captured the X-Division title and has reigned at the top of the division for a majority of 2014. Since losing the belt, we have seen a darker and more aggressive style from Sanada – which led to his betrayal of The Great Muta and alliance with “Cowboy” James Storm. Could this new bond with the “Cowboy” mean that Sanada returns to the top of the X-Division?
What could you not say about Samoa Joe? The Samoan Submission Machine is one of the all-time greats and one of the most recognizable stars in professional wrestling. As one of the most decorated superstars in the history of the company, Joe is a 5-time X-Division Champion and one of only a handful who has held every title in TNA. Last week, Kurt Angle announced that Samoa Joe was returning to the X-Division and he wasted no time raising the bar once again, defeating Homicide and Tigre Uno in an incredible match. As quickly as Samoa Joe returned to the X-Division, will he rise to the top and capture gold this Thursday?
One of these 3 men will be your new TNA X-Division Champion. Find out who tomorrow on Spike TV, as IMPACT airs at 9/8c.
Thursday on IMPACT, Bram and Abyss will attend the Monsters Ball at the Manhattan Center in NYC. The feud between the two has become increasingly barbaric and has become centered on Janice, Abyss’ secret weapon that Bram recently took control of.
A few weeks ago, Bram and Magnus teamed in a Monsters Ball match against Abyss and Willow in what turned out to be a wild brawl where tacks, barbed wired, chairs, trash cans and even a cheese grater came into play. At the end of the match, and incredibly bloody Bram took Janice and turned her against Abyss to put an end to the match.
This past week at Destination X, Abyss issued a challenge to Bram, which was quickly accepted and this Thursday the two men will meet one-on-one in what is sure to be a violent and devastating clash.
For years, Abyss has become known as IMPACT’s monster, a destructive force like none other. However, since debuting, Bram has proven to be a formidable opponent. This match is sure to raise the bar in violence.
Can the winner of this match make the claim that they are the TRUE monster of TNA? We think so…
Don’t miss the chaos this Thursday at 9/8c on Spike TV as IMPACT comes to you from the Manhattan Center in NYC!
Few are fortunate to work for a great leader. For the millions of others suffering from “I have the worst boss syndrome,” gritting the teeth and biting the tongue provide only a temporary fix to the daily agony of taking orders from a superior far less smart. To offer a solution to this global pandemic of frustration, TNA IMPACT WRESTLING (Spike TV, Thursdays 9/8c) is declaring this Thursday, Aug. 7, “Put Your Boss Through A Table Day.” Why keep slamming your head against the table when you can put your boss through it instead?
Between now and this Thursday night’s broadcast of IMPACT WRESTLING (Spike TV, 9/8c) the aggravated and oppressed are encouraged to check the social media policy section in their employee handbook then go online to share why their boss (past or present) deserves be tossed through a table using #BossToss. Be creative using video or photos, and be sure to tag @impactwrestling on twitter, and IMPACT WRESTLING on Facebook and Instagram when publishing a post.
IMPACT will select the best #BossToss entries for a prominent impactwrestling.com feature, and one #BossToss Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a $250 ShopTNA gift card and tickets to a future IMPACT WRESTLING event.
“Put Your Boss Through A Table Day” shares August 7 with other well-known celebrations like “Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day,” “Sea Serpent Day” and “India Pale Ale Day,” and is inspired by TNA Superstar and Hall of Fame inductee Bully Ray, who for months has endured constant harassment and provocation from his boss, TNA President Dixie Carter. Bully has guaranteed on IMPACT WRESTLING this Thursday, Aug. 7, (watch a preview) he will slam Dixie through a table, with #ItHappens already trending on twitter.
"I know what it’s like to have a boss you don’t respect; to have a boss you want to toss because you know you can do a better job,” said Bully. “This Thursday on IMPACT I will keep my promise of putting Dixie through a table and you will not want to miss the moment #ItHappens.”
Impact Coverage by Bobby James
July 31, 2014
Welcome to Destination X, emanating from New York City!
TNA President Dixie Carter appears to start the show. She’s accompanied by EC3, Rockstar Spud, Rhino and the two mystery men who appeared last week, Ryklon and Snitsky.
She says she makes the rules for the game – and every time the fans think they have it figured out, she changes the rules. Dixie says it’s okay for the fans to keep chanting “ECW,” but she wants them to know that the stars of ECW left and that the little company died. She says she’s given fans something better – a real star: EC3.
EC3 introduces his “Army of Extreme,” Ryklon, Snitsky and Rhino. EC3 challenges Tommy Dreamer and Team 3D to settle the war once and for all – and that when it’s done, his team will rebuild the “House the Carters built.”
Tag Team Championships
The Wolves (c) vs. The Hardy Boys
After the bell, Eddie Edwards and Matt Hardy lock up in the center of the ring as the crowd alternates between chants “Let’s go Hardys” and “Let’s go Wolves!” Edwards and Hardy make quick tags, bringing in Jeff Hardy and Davey Richards.
Jeff mounts enough offense to gain control of the match, then he and Matt exchange rapid tags and double team maneuvers. Matt maintains control over Davey while the crowd wildly chants for Eddie.
Davey Richards explodes from the corner with a clothesline to Jeff and makes the hot tag to Eddie Edwards, who bursts into the ring and takes out both Hardys. Eddie sends Matt and Jeff to the outside with a double hurricanrana, and then The Wolves fly through the ropes to ground their challengers.
Jeff is rolled into the ring and The Wolves execute a series of double team assaults – good for a near-fall. Matt attacks The Wolves from behind as they attempt another double team attack, tossing both from the ring. Jeff Hardy flies over the top rope!
Matt drops Eddie with a Side Effect and Jeff nails the Swanton! Davey Richards breaks up the count and throws Jeff from the ring. Matt tosses Davey out and nails Eddie with a moonsault! 1-2-Davey just breaks the count!
Matt and Jeff lock in double submissions. As The Hardys near a tap-out victory, Davey causes Jeff to fall backwards, inadvertently breaking both holds. The Wolves fight back ferociously, but Matt nails Davey with a Twist of Fate and goes for the cover – Davey kicks out just before the three!
A surprised Matt hoists Davey to the top rope and attempts a suplex, but Eddie Edwards hits Matt with a jumping kick, setting up the double team maneuver that puts the exclamation point on the match.
Winners: The Wolves
After the match, The Wolves and The Hardy Boys shake hands as the crowd chants “That was awesome!”
Video: Low Ki discusses his return to TNA.
DJ Z vs. Manik vs. Low Ki
The crowd is wild for Low Ki who immediately attacks DJ Z, sending him from the ring. Low Ki and Manik are evenly matched as they fly all around. DJ Z drops both with a springboard double drop-kick.
DJ Z and Low Ki trade blows until Manik breaks them apart and hits Low Ki with an uppercut. Manik sends DJ Z flying with a headscissor takedown and locks in a hanging octopus submission.
Manik and Low Ki double team DJ Z, then Low Ki attempts to kick Manik, who counters with a northern lights suplex. The pace quickens as Low Ki sends DJ Z flying from the top rope to the outside. Manik is able to mount some offense, but the Ki Krusher seals the deal and the pin for the win.
Winner: Low Ki
Video: Recap of Sanada’s actions.
In the ring, “The Cowboy” James Storm says he’s a legend – and the leader of a new revolution. He claims to be Sanada’s new mentor and friend and introduces “The man who destroyed The Great Muta,” Sanada.
Sanada vs. Brian Cage vs. Crazy Steve
Brian Cage dominates Crazy Steve and Sanada as soon as the bell has sounded. Sanada tries fighting back but he’s powered down with ease by Brian Cage. Cage tosses both men across the ring.
Cage throws Sanada over the top rope and attempts a high vertical suplex on Crazy Steve. Steve reverses and drops Brian Cage with a rolling powerbomb. Sanada breaks up the count. Steve fights off Sanada but is met by the raw power of Brian Cage, who misses a moonsault attempt.
Sanada rushes up behind Crazy Steve and scores the win with a tiger suplex.
Backstage: Bully Ray says they have an answer to EC3’s challenge.
Backstage: Austin Aries and Bobby Roode discuss “Option C,” then Roode offers encouragement to Aries, who vows to win the championship from Lashley.
Team 3D and Tommy Dreamer enter the IMPACT Zone.
Devon says EC3 must be “stuck on stupid” and that he, Bully Ray and Tommy Dreamer know how to finish the war EC3 started. Dreamer says this is about something bigger than EC3 – it’s about a work ethic and passion for the business.
EC3 enters the arena and says the war will take place – “on Carter time” – next week.
Bully Ray says nobody wants to go to war next week. He threatens to start a riot, before agreeing to have the match next week. Bully says since EC3 has named the time, he names the stipulation: it’ll be an 8-man Hardcore War!
Bully Ray gives his word to fans – and the wrestling world – that next week Dixie Carter is going through a table! Devon screams, “Oh my brother…testify!”
Backstage: Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe have an intense (inaudible) conversation. Angle claims Destination X is about to have no limits.
Backstage: EC3 says Bully Ray has threatened his aunt too many times – and that next week, the war ends.
Backstage: The Beautiful People are interviewed about breaking up Gail-Taryn III. Angelina claims Taryn has been back for a minute and that she should be the focus of the Knockout’s division. She says despite Kurt Angle blocking her rematch, she has a major announcement next week.
Samoa Joe says tonight’s about reinvigorating the X-Division and he’ll be the next X-Division Champion.
Samoa Joe vs. Tigre Uno vs. Homicide
Homicide gains a very early advantage by sending both Tigre Uno and Samoa Joe out of the ring. Homicide launches himself and sends his competitors’ bodies crashing back to the floor.
When the action returns to the ring, Tigre Uno flies from the top rope and takes out Samoa Joe and Homicide with a double dropkick. Homicide and Joe double team Tigre Uno and temporarily eliminate him from the equation. Joe and Homicide trade kicks and the advantage.
After gaining the full advantage and dragging Homicide to the center of the ring, Samoa Joe is met with a dropkick to the face by Tigre Uno. Tigre Uno leaps from the top turnbuckle and crashes down on Homicide.
Joe disposes of Tigre Uno and sets Homicide on top of the turnbuckle. Homicide thwarts Joe’s attempted muscle buster – and Tigre Uno rushes back into the ring. While attempting to send Homicide crashing down, he’s distracted by Samoa Joe. Tigre Uno leaps toward Joe, but misses and allows Joe to drop Homicide with a muscle buster for the win.
Winner: Samoa Joe
Next week, Samoa Joe will face off against Low Ki and Sanada to determine the new X-Division Champion!
Backstage: “The Monster” Abyss says Bram took things to a whole new level when he hit him with Janice and that next week, he’s got two tickets to The Monster’s Ball!
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Austin Aries
Christy Hemme announces the main event as the competitors make their way to the ring.
Aries and Lashley lock up, but Lashley powers Aries down to the mat. Aries uses his speed to land a series of kicks to the hamstring of Lashley. Aries drapes Lashley’s leg on the second rope and unleashes an onslaught of kicks and knees!
A dropkick from Aries sends Lashley crashing out onto the arena floor. Aries flies from the turnbuckle – Lashley catches him and tosses him with a release suplex. In the ring, Lashley drives his shoulder into the abdomen of Aries repeatedly.
A running shoulder block sends Aries crashing to the floor and rolling out of the ring. In pursuit, Lashley hoists Aries into the air and drives him into the ring post before tossing him back into the ring.
Lashley is fully in control as he locks in two submissions and drops Aries to the mat with ease. Aries reverses Lashley’s next attack and connects with a discus forearm and a series of strikes. Aries sidesteps a charging Lashley, sending him out of the ring. Aries jumps from the turnbuckle – this time connecting!
Aries sends Lashley into the corner with a missile dropkick. Aries charges, Lashley catches him and powers Aries down with a running power slam. Lashley attempts a spear, but Aries reverses and locks in the last chance submission!
Lashley manages to escape the hold and attempts another spear. Aries sidesteps Lashley, sending him crashing into the ring post. Aries hoists Lashley into the air and connects with a brainbuster! Lashley’s out at two!
Aries climbs the turnbuckle, but Lashley rolls out of the ring. Aries runs across the ring and misses Lashley with a suicide dive, connecting with the metal guardrail instead. Lashley rolls Aries into the ring and nails a spear for the win.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
Just before IMPACT goes off the air, footage is shown of Bully Ray’s attempts to put Dixie Carter through a table, and then a big, bold hashtag appears: #ItHappens.