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If anyone knows who is going to be put in charge of Impact Wrestling this Wednesday night on Destination America at 9PM EST/8PM CST, they aren’t talking. Mum seems to be the word in regards to this situation. It is making for one of the most anticipated episodes of Impact Wrestling in quite some time. We do have a few facts for what will transpire Wednesday night.
The NEW Law around here sent an anonymous letter to our offices and confirmed through Dixie Carter herself, we know that EC3 will defend The TNA World Championship, Tigre Uno will defend his X Division Title and Taryn Terrell will defend her Knockouts Championship.
Let’s start with Tigre Uno, who on July 22nd will address his issues with The Donald, Tigre has been unstoppable since becoming X Division Champion and even though Tigre is stepping into the unknown against an opponent or opponents he may be unfamiliar with, the exciting luchador promises to be as spectacular as ever.
Come Wednesday night Taryn Terrell will be Knockouts Champion for a record breaking 238 days, does that streak come to an end on Impact Wrestling? Taryn has always had an advantage with The Dollhouse by her side, but not knowing your opponent can never be good. Taryn will certainly have a plan come Wednesday night at 9PM EST/8PM CST on Destination America.
That leaves EC3, the devious World Champion, who will step up and face The Champion? How will that be decided? We contacted EC3 over the weekend and he responded via text message with, “this is a travesty of justice, how is it fair that I am defending my title again?” While EC3 might not like the decision, it makes for a can’t miss Impact Wrestling!
Plus, Kurt Angle has asked for time to discuss his medical situation and Kurt would like to address everyone at the same time, inside the ring on Wednesday Night Impact. What does the future hold for Kurt Angle? We find out Wednesday night.
Who is in Charge? Who will successfully defend their titles? Who will face EC3 for The World Title? All these questions and more will be answered Wednesday night on Destination America at 9PM EST/8PM CST on Impact Wrestling.
5. Matt Hardy
Is Matt Hardy setting his sights on EC3? Is Matt Hardy thinking about a World Title run? Now might be the best time for Matt to do so. EC3 is a marked man and Matt Hardy knows how to shine when it counts. I am curious to see what Matt Hardy does next.
Strong, vicious and doesn’t give a damn about anything. The Human Hate Machine needs a direction for his rage and if properly focused, Bram can be the IT guy on Impact Wrestling.
3. Drew Galloway
Might be in the best position of his career right now. Drew Galloway is so talented and so gifted and if presented with the right opportunity The Great Scot can be amazing. This top five is filled with all stars.
I don’t think a week will go by that Lashley isn’t in the top five. He defeated EC3’s monster and Lashley, in my opinion, can beat anyone on our roster.
1. Kurt Angle
He is clamoring for his World Title, but that was he rematch? Kurt Angle better talk to whoever is in charge and get this figured out because EC3 ruined the rematch for Kurt Angle.
– Tigre to Address Trump on IMPACT WRESTLING Wednesday, July 22 at 9/8c on Destination America –
Business partners may be dumping Trump in the wake of his latest controversy, but “the Donald” does have one offer on the table. Luchador and TNA X-Division Champion Tigre Uno, who resides in Tijuana, Mexico, has had enough of Donald Trump and he is not going to take it! Following days of wall-to-wall media coverage on Trump’s anti-immigrant comments about Mexicans, Tigre Uno is fed up and is standing up for the heritage and people of the nation he proudly represents each week on IMPACT WRESTLING, which airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Destination America.
In a series of tweets last night, the magnanimous Mexican wrestling icon shared that he is fighting mad about Trump’s incendiary remarks against Mexican people.
Following the tweets, TNA executives reached out to the usually mild-mannered Tigre to ensure the legitimacy of the posts. In addition to confirming he authored the tweets, Tigre plans to address his fans, the people of Mexico and Trump directly on the all-new episode of IMPACT WRESTLING that will air Wednesday, July 22 at 9/8c on Destination America.
Fans can support Tigre Uno using #TigreVsTrump on social media.
Let the speculation begin, who will be put in charge of Impact Wrestling? Who will be The Sheriff? The Law? The Governing Body? We have no idea, we can cross two names off the list, Dixie Carter and EC3. As Dixie stated at the end of the show last night neither of them will be taking over. So it begs the question, WHO IS IT?? Here are five we think might be on that list.
Never say never and stranger things have happened. Imagine if Jeff Jarrett were put in charge of Impact Wrestling! What would happen between Jeff and Impact and Impact and Global Force Wrestling? Jeff did return for Slammiversary and King of The Mountain, maybe there was more to the deal and Jeff struck just that with Dixie Carter?
It is Shark Week! He is highly entertaining and give me a “SHELL YEAH!” If you think Shark Boy deserves the chance to run Impact Wrestling. This is highly unlikely, but Shark Boy would certainly serve up some bait.
He has done it in the past and was great at it. Kurt knows what it is like to be on the frontlines and run a company, if anyone is worthy it is Kurt Angle. He went after The BDC, he became a 6x TNA World Champion and he has a mind for our sport. Kurt Angle is a great leader and everyone respects Kurt.
Joseph A. Park
He is a former lawyer, he knows the letter of the law. He lost all his money so he comes cheap… Joseph A. Park might be a great fit for this role. We feel this needs to happen and Joseph A. Park should run Impact Wrestling.
She is a 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, she guards a goal for a living. She is the last line of defense and on the surface seems like a great candidate to run our company. Soccer season is over for a little while and Hope already did Dancing With The Stars. It might be time for Hope Solo to come to Impact Wrestling.
Whoever is in charge, watch out, because it is like the wild wild west on Wednesday Night Impact. Find out who becomes The LAW Wednesday at 9pm EST/8pm CST.
*For Satirical Purposes Only
Impact Coverage by Bobby James
July 8, 2015 | The Reign of Carter Begins
A recap is shown of Ethan Carter III defeating Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship – beginning the Era of Carter.
Ethan Cater III Runs the Show
EC3 asks, “Do I have your attention now?”
He says he’s never been pinned or submitted; he’s unbeatable. He claims to be the undisputed champion and greatest wrestler alive. Carter says despite his Aunt Dixie [Carter] making her return tonight, he’s been left in charge – and that he’ll defend his newly won title in three separate matches, thus making history.
Matt Hardy interrupts claiming to have softened Kurt Angle and saying he should be next in line for a title opportunity. He mocks, “#MattForChamp.”
EC3 credits Hardy for taking Angle to the limit, but claims to have taken Angle to the max before declining Hardy’s challenge. He says he already booked Hardy in a tag match. It’ll be The Hardys vs. Dirty Heels – except, Jeff Hardy is still out with a broken leg, so EC3 regretfully informs him it’ll be a handicap match.
2-On-1 Handicap Match | Matt Hardy vs. Dirty Heels
The Dirty Heels are on the offense early as they charge into the ring. As Hardy begins building momentum, the Dirty Heels take control. Aries and Roode trade tags and batter Hardy around the ring. EC3 looks on from commentary.
Aries boxes Hardy’s ears before distracting the official, allowing Roode a cheap shot. Roode becomes the legal man, only to find himself caught in a chicken wing body scissor. He tags back out to Aries, who finds himself in the same hold. Dirty Heels then resort to dirty, double team tactics.
Hardy drops Aries with a bulldog, while connecting with a dropkick to Roode. Hardy nails Roode with a Twist of Fate, but then Aries drills Hardy with a discuss forearm. Hardy attempts to suplex Aries, but Roode trips him from the outside and holds his feet while the official counts the three.
Winner(s): The Dirty Heels
The Rising’s Final Message
Drew Galloway declares The Rising finished. Galloway says there was a need for The Rising – to fight the injustice facing professional wrestling. Galloway says the time is coming for the Beat Down Clan and that the night is always darkest before the dawn. Galloway says he’ll continue to “#StandUp.”
From the commentary booth, EC3 “cries,” telling Galloway what he’s done has been so touching. He says it’s too bad that he’d booked a six-person tag team match only to find Galloway has no partners.
EC3 tells Galloway, “Cue up the violin, play a little ‘Nearer My God to Thee’ because this ship has sunk!”
EC3 says Galloway looks healthy – so he’ll face a completely different faction. Abyss leads Manik and Khoya to the ring, The Revolution arrives.
3-On-1 Handicap Match | Drew Galloway vs. The Revolution
The Revolution surrounds the ring and with the opening bell, Galloway is beaten to the mat. Abyss and Khoya clearly disagree on some front, leaving a window of opportunity for Galloway to powerbomb Manik into the turnbuckle.
Abyss and Khoya reunite for a two-on-one assault. Abyss uses the center rope to choke Galloway. They whip Galloway across the ring, but he counters with a clothesline to Khoya and a cutter to Abyss. Galloway takes down Manik, but is caught with a powerbomb from Khoya.
Khoya makes the cover. Before the official’s hand drops for three, Abyss interrupts the count! Abyss screams, “I want him!”
Abyss and Khoya argue. Galloway connects with a standing dropkick, sending the two Revolution members outside. Manik flies off the top rope with a crossbody; he’s caught mid-air and powered down with a backbreaker! Galloway drops Manik with a running boot to secure the win.
Winner: Drew Galloway
Backstage: Mr. Anderson congratulates Ethan Carter III. Mr. Anderson offers to challenge for the title. EC3 declines, saying Anderson already has a match – against Bram.
Singles Match | Mr. Anderson vs. Bram
“The Human Hate Machine,” Bram arrives to confront Mr. Anderson.
Bram connects with a nasty-looking elbow. He backs Anderson into the corner and drives his forearm across Anderson’s nose. Anderson counters a Irish whip with a series of takedowns before planting “The Chesterfield Plague” with a Green Bay Plunge.
Anderson flies with a senton and scores a two-count. When Bram kicks out, Anderson attempts a Mic Check. Bram counters, only to be sent over the top rope with a huge clothesline. Bram uses a chair against Anderson, earning a disqualification.
Winner: Mr. Anderson (via DQ)
Post-match: Bram drives Anderson into the stairs. He physically intimidates a member of the production staff until Anderson’s mic is dropped from the ceiling. Bram drags Anderson to the top of the ramp and repeatedly bashes him in the head with the mic while laughing maniacally!
Street Fight | Jessie Godderz vs. Robbie E
Robbie E attacks Jessie immediately! His furious onslaught leaves Jessie reeling outside the ring. Robbie smashes a trashcan lid across Jessie’s face and then he slams his former partner face-first into the steps.
As Jessie slowly crawls through the ropes, Robbie pulls out a kendo stick. Robbie suplexes Jessie from over the top rope and then he positions the trashcan lid on Jessie’s groin. He smashes the kendo stick against the lid, which sends Jessie frantically to the outside.
Robbie misses a diving crossbody and Jessie drives him spine first into the ring post. Jessie grabs a trashcan and smashes Robbie in the face. Robbie’s rolled into the ring and powerbombed into the turnbuckle!
Jessie strikes Robbie repeatedly with the kendo stick. He loses the stick; it flies into the crowd. He mounts the trashcan onto the turnbuckle and then he grabs another kendo stick, but Robbie takes control.
Jessie connects with a running dropkick. With Robbie grounded, Jessie fills the ring with a bunch of steel chairs. Robbie capitalizes by driving Jessie headfirst into the trashcan and dropping him onto a chair with a reverse DDT. Jessie’s out at two!
Robbie positions two chairs facing each other before climbing the ropes. After knocking Robbie from the turnbuckle, Jessie powerbombs him onto the steel chairs!
Somehow, Robbie is out at two! Jessie sets a chair up over Robbie and applies the “Adonis” (Boston) Crab. Robbie refuses to tap! Soon after, he passes out and the bell sounds.
Winner: Jessie Godderz
Backstage: EC3 talks to Tyrus about his upcoming triple title defense. EC3 declares that each of the three matches will be 5-star matches, for a total of 15 stars! Lashley approaches the champion. EC3 says if Lashley wants to fight, he can meet Tyrus.
Backstage: Kurt Angle vows to make EC3’s gauntlet and the rest of the night more interesting.
Jeff Jarrett Interview, Pt. 2: Jarrett says he created Global Force Wrestling on April 7, 2014 – and that since then, he’s crafted alliances with 13 promotions on five continents. He says he never dreamed TNA would be one of those alliances, but that “cooler heads prevailed and here I am.”
Mike Tenay asks about the King of the Mountain title and Karen Jarrett says that it has a new home. Jeff Jarrett agrees, saying the title will be front and center of a promotion designed to create dream match-ups by bringing together multiple promotions. He suggests the title may well be contested in any of the aligned promotions.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship | Ethan Carter III (c) vs. ???
EC3 claims to be a believer in paying it forward – and that his first title defense will be against the man he first defeated: Norv Fernum.
EC3 extends his hand. He kicks Fernum in the gut and drops him with the One Percenter to pick up the victory.
Winner: Ethan Carter III
Post-match: EC3 says this is an important week – because it’s Shark Week on Discovery! He says he just beat a man from the land – but wonders if he could beat a man from the sea. He announces his next opponent: Shark Boy.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship | Ethan Carter III (c) vs. Shark Boy
EC3 asks Shark Boy if he believes he has a chance. Shark Boy screams, “Shell yeah!”
Shark Boy unloads a series of rights that catch EC3 off guard. EC3 regroups and drops the fin-wonder with a clothesline and a One Percenter. Josh Mathews says, “This shark tale’s over.”
Winner: Ethan Carter III
Post-match: EC3 says, “That shark had bite!” He asks the crowd if they want one more. They do – and just as he’s about to announce his next challenger, Kurt Angle interrupts.
Angle says EC3’s afraid to face real competition. Angle mentions his legally binding rematch clause stating he can have his rematch whenever he wants it. Angle tells EC3 he’s coming for his title – tonight.
Lashley’s music hits…
Singles Match | Tyrus vs. Lashley
Lashley and Tyrus appear immovable against one another, until Tyrus drops him with a facebreker and a body slam. Lashley applies a rear-naked choke, but Tyrus forces the break with the bottom rope.
The two struggle to gain the advantage. Tyrus sends Lashley overhead. Lashley battles back with a series of kicks and stomps. Lashley’s sent back to the mat and Tyrus ascends the ropes. Lashley counters by lifting Tyrus onto his shoulders. Lashley connects with an electric chair drop!
Lashley follows up with a spear and three-count.
Jeff Jarrett Interview, Pt. 2 (concl.): Jarrett says the possibilities are endless for Global Force Wrestling and the companies he’s aligned with. He says they’ll unite over a common goal and that the sky’s the limit.
Singles Match | Velvet Sky vs. Madison Rayne
Before the bell, Madison says she’s a polished queen – and that whatever Velvet is doing with herself makes her, “look like these idiots.”
Madison tells Velvet that she belongs in the crowd, not in the ring. Velvet attacks and the bell sounds. Velvet drives Madison into the ring apron repeatedly while telling the fans her actions are for them. She sends Madison crashing into the steel steps. She rolls Madison into the ring – and that’s when “The Killer Queen” begins to take control.
Madison drops Velvet with a shot to the knee and a big shoulder block. She follows up with a northern lights suplex, a headlock and a series of knees to the gut. Madison chokes Velvet with the middle rope, breaking just before the five-count. Madison drives Velvet’s face into the mat, but Velvet pops up with a series of kicks and a stunner for the victory.
Winner: Velvet Sky
TNA World Heavyweight Championship | Kurt Angle vs. Ethan Carter III (c)
EC3 approaches, then retreats from the ring with a feared look on his face. His demeanor changes and the champion powerfully enters the ring.
The bell sounds and EC3 rolls from the ring – then back in and out again. He climbs onto the apron and Angle drags him in over the top rope. Angle unloads with a series of punches and stomps. EC3 rolls out of the ring, while instructing the official to make a quicker 10-count!
Angle gets EC3 back into the ring where he connects with five German suplexes! Tyrus is on the apron for the distraction, but Angle knocks him down and applies the ankle lock!
EC3 purposely attacks Brian Hebner. With the official down, EC3 taps out as another referee slides into the ring calling for the bell. Earl Hebner rushes down the ramp to meet the other two officials and the winner is…
Winner: Kurt Angle (via DQ)
Dixie Carter Returns!
Ethan Carter is sitting in the center of the ring and says, “Well – got out of that one!”
EC3 announces the return of Dixie Carter! She enters the Impact Zone for the first time in almost a year. Before speaking, she’s interrupted by EC3. He says he’s helped the Carter name ring throughout the wrestling world in her absence.
Dixie again attempts to talk, with reserved congratulations, but she’s interrupted a second time. EC3 carries on about the Reign of Carter until she rips the microphone from his hand, demanding time to speak.
She says she hasn’t been on Impact in almost a year because of the Reign of Carter – because the last time she was in the ring, she was powerbombed through a table and broke her back.
He says the man that did that was a monster. She disagrees and claims to have been the monster, responsible for manipulation and lies that hurt the company. She says EC3 is out of control and that he’s been lying for weeks.
He says, “We’re Carters. The world needs us.”
She says TNA doesn’t belong to the Carters, rather it belongs to all of the people that support it. She says EC3 earned the title, but that he has to defend it with his skill instead of his last name.
Dixie says EC3’s actions tonight have been an embarrassment, but that he was right about one thing: Somebody needs to be in charge. Someone needs to be able to make tough decisions, stand against manipulation and make sure that Impact Wrestling is the best professional wrestling company on the planet.
She says she knows exactly who that person needs to be, “It’s not me – but darlin’ it’s not you either.” She mouths I’m sorry as she walks away.
Question 1 QUESTION OF THE WEEK!: Mr. DRG @MrDRG_WIR asks: “Robbie, who do you credit as being your motivation to get into the wrestling Industry.”
Robbie: I credit my parents, they were always supportive and they paid for my wrestling school tuition.
Question 2: Mr. Entertainment @MrEnt92 asks “After losing to Jessie Godderz at #Slammiversary, do The Bro’s continue?”
Robbie: I didn’t lose. I won. Felt great!!!
Question 3: Isabel @insomiatic asks: “What is your favorite move to do in the ring?”
Robbie: My new finisher. Which is an inverted DDT.
Question 4: Hunter Dillon @HunterDillon19 asks: “Who is your favorite wrestler to work against?
Robbie: I am challenged by many wrestlers. Some bring out the best in me. Those include Bobby Roode, Eric Young and Jessie Godderz.
Question 5: Ferry Alfiandi @Ferryalfiandi23 asks: “What is the most important thing to have as a wrestler? Talent or passion?”
Robbie: Patience. Success doesn’t happen overnight and you have to enjoy the journey.
Question 6: Efen McKissick @Efren_McKissick asks: “How do you feel after beating Jessie Sunday?”
Robbie: After beating Jessie Sunday I feel I proved myself and people saw a different side of me!!!
After 620 days of being undefeated, last week EC3 finally got his opportunity at The TNA World Title against Kurt Angle, and somehow EC3 was able to earn the victory. EC3 is now World Champion. Everything changes and it starts tonight on Destination America at 9PM EST/8PM CST. Welcome to The Reign of Carter.
EC3 is planning on doing something that has never been done before and that is defend his title against three opponents in one night. Yes, three one on one matches a week after facing Kurt Angle for The World Title. EC3 wouldn’t tell us who these men are, but promised, “these are three of the top athletes to ever step foot in a wrestling ring.” We have to take EC3’s word for it, as we can’t seem to get any other information at this time. Who will face the new face of Impact Wrestling?
The Broman’s have just one thing left in common at this point, hatred. Robbie and Jessie loathe each other and at Slammiversary Robbie was able to defeat Jessie. This rivalry is far from over, as Wednesday night the former tag team champions face off in a Street Fight! Anything goes and that is how Robbie and Jessie want it! This one will be ugly and will be brutal. Who is the better Man? Find out Wednesday night on Destination America.
Two Knockouts who used to see eye to eye are now enemies, as Madison Rayne and the returning Velvet Sky are set to go one on one. Velvet is back on the roster, thanks to a victory over Angelina Love and now Velvet has her sights set on The Five Time Knockouts Champion, Madison Rayne. Will Velvet turn up the heat on Madison’s summer? Will Taryn Terrell and the Dollhouse be watching this match? What are Angelina Love’s future plans?
It is Part 2 of an exclusive interview with Global Force Wrestling Founder, Jeff Jarrett. Part 1 was last week and was intriguing, what does Jeff and his wife Karen Jarrett have planned for Part 2? The Jarrett’s are on the hot seat in this sit down exclusive.
Plus, we haven’t seen her in almost a year, but Wednesday night it is the return of TNA Owner, Dixie Carter. What will The Boss have to say? We are guessing a major celebration is planned with her nephew, New TNA Champion, EC3.
The summer continues to heat up each and every week on Impact Wrestling on Destination America and we thank you for your continued support! We will see you Wednesday night for the best two hours of wrestling you’ll see all week! 9PM EST/8PM CST.