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Since returning from the mental institution that Mr. Anderson put him in, Samuel Shaw has been attempting to make amends with all those that he wronged in TNA. With Gunner’s help and supervision, Shaw swears he’s a changed man and has been making progress in proving that. However, Anderson has been his toughest critic and still says that Shaw can’t be trusted.

Over the past few weeks, a strained relationship boiled over. Anderson had blow-ups with Shaw that cost both men matches, and ultimately led to Gunner squaring off against his friend last week, which Shaw inevitably interrupted.

Now, a match has been made for tomorrow night’s Hardcore Justice on Spike, which will see Mr. Anderson vs Samuel Shaw in an ‘I Quit’ Match. Watching closely undoubtedly will be Gunner. Obviously, he is doing his best to help Shaw assimilate and fit in, but he must also face that Anderson, his friend, has a long-standing issue with Shaw that has led to such a conflict.

Either way, someone will be giving up tomorrow night. The question is, what will the long-term effects of this be for all three men?

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IMPACT WRESTLING Live!
Doors Open at 6:00 PM/Show Starts at 7:00 PM
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

Due to Popular Demand, IMPACT WRESTLING Live! Adding 4 Shows on Consecutive Nights in Bethlehem, PA Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 16-19!

WHEN:
Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 16-19
7 p.m. ET

 

 

EVENT DETAILS:
TICKETS ON SALE NOW at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.745.3000

Buy one ticket at regular price (any night) and receive the following discount on another ticket for a different night:

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*Discount is only available at Sands Bethlehem Event Center box office and purchased tickets must be shown to complete discount transaction.  PL1 ticket will not have a discount available.

Get your IMPACT WRESTLING Live! VIP ticket, which includes:

- (1) guaranteed front row ticket to IMPACT WRESTLING at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center

- (1) IMPACT WRESTLING Vol. 7 Official Event Program

- Exclusive pre-show Meet & Greet (photo + autograph) with stars of IMPACT WRESTLING

 

 

 

WHERE:
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

 

WHO:

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IMPACT WRESTLING Live!
Doors Open at 6:00 PM/Show Starts at 7:00 PM
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

Due to Popular Demand, IMPACT WRESTLING Live! Adding 4 Shows on Consecutive Nights in Bethlehem, PA Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 16-19!

WHEN:
Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 16-19
7 p.m. ET

 

 

EVENT DETAILS:
TICKETS ON SALE NOW at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.745.3000

Buy one ticket at regular price (any night) and receive the following discount on another ticket for a different night:

$40 ticket discounted to $25

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$15 ticket discounted to $10

*Discount is only available at Sands Bethlehem Event Center box office and purchased tickets must be shown to complete discount transaction.  PL1 ticket will not have a discount available.

Get your IMPACT WRESTLING Live! VIP ticket, which includes:

- (1) guaranteed front row ticket to IMPACT WRESTLING at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center

- (1) IMPACT WRESTLING Vol. 7 Official Event Program

- Exclusive pre-show Meet & Greet (photo + autograph) with stars of IMPACT WRESTLING 

 

 

WHO:

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*Superstars listed are subject to change

 

 

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IMPACT WRESTLING Live!
Doors Open at 6:00 PM/Show Starts at 7:00 PM
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

 

Due to Popular Demand, IMPACT WRESTLING Live! Adding 4 Shows on Consecutive Nights in Bethlehem, PA Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 16-19!

WHEN: 
Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 16-19
7 p.m. ET

 

EVENT DETAILS:

TICKETS ON SALE NOW at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800.745.3000

Buy one ticket at regular price (any night) and receive the following discount on another ticket for a different night:

$40 ticket discounted to $25

$30 ticket discounted to $20

$20 ticket discounted to $15

$15 ticket discounted to $10

*Discount is only available at Sands Bethlehem Event Center box office and purchased tickets must be shown to complete discount transaction.  PL1 ticket will not have a discount available.  

 

Get your IMPACT WRESTLING Live! VIP ticket, which includes:

- (1) guaranteed front row ticket to IMPACT WRESTLING at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center

- (1) IMPACT WRESTLING Vol. 7 Official Event Program

- Exclusive pre-show Meet & Greet (photo + autograph) with stars of IMPACT WRESTLING 

 

 

WHERE:
Sands Bethlehem Event Center
77 Sands Blvd.
Bethlehem, PA 18015

 

WHO:

lashley1jeffhardykurtanglemvpjamesstormbobbyroode3gailkim

*Superstars listed are subject to change

 

 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.

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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!

 

Last week, TNA cameras caught a wild backstage brawl between former Knockouts Champion Angelina Love and current champ Gail Kim. The brawl erupted after Gail successfully defended her title in a 4-way match against Angelina, her partner Velvet Sky and Taryn Terrell – and was fueled by Angelina’s belief that she has yet to receive a fair rematch, since losing the title to Gail two months ago.

Well, ask and you shall receive! Executive Director Kurt Angle addressed the attack and has confirmed that, on Wednesday (IMPACT’s new night), Gail vs Angelina will take place at Hardcore Justice. However, it won’t be just any old matchup. This will be a Last Knockout Standing match for the title.

 

Don’t miss IMPACT this Wednesday night on Spike TV at 9/8c!

 

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.

 

 

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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. 

 

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 Backstage:  Austin Aries, Bobby Roode and Eric Young watch Dixie Carter getting powerbombed through a table. 

MATCH #1:

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.

 

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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. 

 

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Backstage:  EC3, Spud and Rhino plead with police to let them go.  The police hope they like Central Booking. 

MATCH #2:

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. 

 

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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. 

MATCH #3:

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.

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MATCH #4:

Six-Man Tag Team Match

MVP, KENNY KING and LASHLEY

vs.

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.

 

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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!

 

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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.”

MAIN EVENT:

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

 

 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 13, 2014) – The Aug. 7 episode of IMPACT WRESTLING, TNA’s flagship program airing Thursday nights at 9/8c on Spike TV, drew 1.6 million viewers (P2+, +3 Rating), the largest audience since mid-February of this year. The episode was also up against six nationally or regionally televised NFL pre-season games, the first of the NFL season.

Historically, IMPACT WRESTLING ratings are highest during Q1, however in Q3 2014, IMPACT WRESTLING has experienced a steady increase in total viewership and key demos that are exceeding ratings from Q1 2014, and rivaling Q1 ratings from previous years. To date, Q3 2014 ratings have attracted more viewers in the highly sought after Men 18-34 demo since Q1 2012, and the highest ratings for P2+, P 18-49 and Men 18-49 since Q1 2013.