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.
Things between The Broman’s are far from over and that was evident last night when Robbie E was discussing his Slammiversary victory over Jessie. Luckily, no one was seriously injured, but as a result of this brawl, Impact Officials have no choice, but to give these guys one more match, it will happen next week on Impact Wrestling and it will be a Street Fight! Anything goes next week for Robbie and Jessie.
Happy Birthday America! Happy Independence Day to everyone celebrating in The USA this weekend, we hope you have a happy and safe 4th. In order to get everyone ready for the holiday we searched the archives and found these sizzling photos of our amazing Knockouts!
Before you head out to a BBQ or firework celebration, let our Knockouts get you ready for The 4th of July festivities right here on Impactwrestling.com and be sure to come back tomorrow for a special 4th of July message from members of our roster! Be safe and have a happy 4th of July!
Impact Coverage by Bobby James
July 1, 2015 | Bell to Bell
Handicap Elimination Match; Losing Team Disbands | The BDC vs. The Rising
The BDC enters the Impact Zone, prepared for a 4-on-3 advantage in a handicap elimination match against The Rising.
Drew Galloway and MVP start the bout, trading a series of hard blows in the center of the ring. MVP whips Galloway into a turnbuckle, but Galloway counters with an explosive clothesline. Galloway’s advantage sends MVP into retreat.
Low Ki finds himself as the legal man as Galloway seizes control with an intense series of knife-edge chops! Galloway makes the tags out to Micah. Micah works to maintain control in the match, but he’s backed into The BDC’s corner and Kenny King enters the fray. King turns the match in his team’s favor before bringing MVP back into the match.
MVP unleashes a rabid assault that leaves Micah reeling on the mat. King returns to the fold and he and Low Ki double team – and eliminate Micah. Eli Drake becomes the legal member for The Rising for a brief while before Galloway finds himself as the legal man, at the mercy of Low Ki.
Galloway catches Low Ki with a back body drop. The move creates enough separation to allow Galloway the tag to Eli Drake. MVP enters the ring at the same time; Eli Drake nails a huge clothesline. He shifts his attention toward Kenny King and Galloway takes out Hernandez. Drake injures his ankle heading over the top rope and the referee calls for a medical assist. Drake is declared unable to continue and therefore eliminated.
Galloway stands alone against The BDC.
Hernandez enters the match for the first time. Galloway smacks Hernandez and his rage ensues. Hernandez and Galloway trade blows, but the numbers game begins to take over. Kenny King positions Galloway for a double team assault, but Low Ki misses a dropkick that connects with King instead. Galloway eliminates Low Ki and Kenny King!
Hernandez and MVP capitalize on interference from Low Ki. Hernadez drops Galloway with a Border Toss. He tags MVP, who enters the ring to connect with a Playmaker and a Drive-By to earn the victory for The BDC.
Winners: The BDC
Backstage: The BDC celebrates their victory; Low Ki is revealed to be injured with a separated shoulder.
Mickie James Returns!
Magnus takes center stage to address James Storm. He warns Storm that the strongest force of nature is the spirit of a man whose family is in jeopardy.
Magnus welcomes back Mickie James!
Mickie thanks the fans for their words of encouragement, love and support in the preceding weeks. She thanks Magnus for looking out for her and says she should have listened to him from the start. She tells James Storm to bring his “coward ass” out.
Storm enters with Khoya by his side. Storm tells Mickie she should thank him for not pushing her harder – for not confining her to a wheelchair. He says she should wonder what it’d be like to be unable to be there for her son. Storm says he never wanted Mickie James in his Revolution, rather he just wanted to show the world how easy it was to manipulate a woman.
Storm says his Revolution always has room for one more. Mickie James challenges Storm to find one woman to stand beside him against her and Magnus.
30-Minute Iron Man Tag Team Championship | Dirty Heels vs. The Wolves
The Dirty Heels make their entrance first for their final encounter with The Wolves in the Best of Five Series for the TNA World Tag Team Championships.
Davey Richards and Austin Aries start the match. Aries makes an early pin attempt, but Richards rolls through and backs Aries into the corner. Aries drives Richards into his corner where he makes the tag to Bobby Roode. Richards switches momentum and he and Eddie Edwards exchange rapid tags, controlling Roode.
Roode makes his way to Aries and the Dirty Heels take command of the match. Roode and Aries isolate Edwards and exchange their own rapid tags. Edwards presses forward, driving Aries into his corner to bring Davey Richards back into the ring. The Wolves work Aries over with a double team combination. Roode rushes into the ring, but is treated to the same fate.
The Wolves drive Roode to the outside and Aries picks his spot against Eddie Edwards. Aries attempts a brainbuster but Edwards counters into a suplex. Aries and Edwards tag out. Richards traps Roode into a leg lock. Roode writhes in pain, but forces the break by reaching the bottom rope.
The Wolves trade tags again; Richards connects with a snap suplex. Roode capitalizes on a momentary lapse in time as Edwards tags into the match. Roode drives Edwards into Aries’ boot. Aries rakes his eyes before connecting with a neckbreaker. The Dirty Heels again isolate Edwards and Aries takes a cheap shot while Roode distracts the official.
Edwards forces Aries to break a submission hold and then Roode reenters the match. He drives Edwards into the turnbuckle with a shoulder block before focusing his attack Edwards’ leg and ankle. The Dirty Heels execute repeated double team maneuvers and tags, but Edwards catches Aries and Roode with a double hurricanrana! Edwards tags out.
Richards storms into the ring, catching the Dirty Heels with a double drop kick! Richards tosses Roode overhead to the mat for a near-fall! The Wolves keep Aries at bay as Richards executes a flying headbutt from across the ring! Richards scores a near-fall.
The Wolves ascend the ropes, but the Dirty Heels counter, sending The Wolves crashing to the mat. The Dirty Heels shift momentum in their favor once again. Roode tosses Richards from the ring. He distracts Edwards and the official, while Aries connects with a double axe handle from the top rope. Aries rolls Richards inside, where Roode makes a near-fall.
Roode positions Richards on his shoulders. Aries connects with a missile dropkick! He makes the cover; Edwards breaks the count! Richards counters a slingshot into Aries with a double stomp to the gut of Roode. Richards reaches for the tag, Roode tries to prevent it, but he breaks free and brings in Eddie Edwards!
Edwards ducks under a clothesline from Roode and connects with a suicide dive to Aries! He flies back into the ring to score a very near-fall on Roode! Edwards executes a series of chops until Aries rushes up from behind. Richards saves Edwards from a double suplex and The Wolves work together, scoring another near-fall on Roode!
The Dirty Heels make a furious comeback to score a near-fall on Edwards. Roode presses Edwards to the mat with a front-face suplex. Aries locks in the Last Chancery! Richards tries to break the hold, but Roode catches him! Just when Edwards is in danger of tapping, Richards connects with an elbow to the face of Roode and the hold is broken!
The Wolves toss Roode from the ring. They climb separate turnbuckles , unleash their howls and fly! Roode just interrupts a count on Aries! The Wolves are poised for a second onslaught, when Richards is pulled from the ring and Aries connects with a 450 splash to Edwards for the first fall!
Dirty Heels lead 1-0 with less than five minutes remaining!
Aries and Roode toss Edwards from the ring after several more failed pin attempts. Richards moves to aid Edwards but Roode connects with a cheap shot. Roode lifts The Wolves into position to receive a suicide dive from Aries!
Edwards finds himself on the apron battling the Dirty Heels at the two-minute mark! Aries drives Edwards into the corner and connects with a series of rights! The Wolves deliver the Force of Nature! Eddie Edwards scores a pinfall!
The Wolves and Dirty Heels are tied 1-1!
At the one-minute mark, Roode nails Edwards with a title belt. He makes a pin attempt, but Edwards manages to kick out! Roode positions Edwards for a Roode Bomb – but Edwards rolls through with a schoolboy to score another fall!
The Wolves take a 2-1 advantage!
A furious Roode locks in a crossface, but the clock runs out before Edwards taps! The Wolves become four-time TNA World Tag Team Champions!
Winners: The Wolves
Knockouts Championship Three-Way | Awesome Kong vs. Brooke vs. Taryn Terrell (c)
The longest-reigning Knockouts Champion hoists her title into the air, anchoring the Dollhouse before the match begins. Brooke and Kong back Taryn into a corner. Initially, they work together against the champion.
Kong connects with a splash; Brooke follows up with a facebreaker! Taryn rolls out of the ring and Brooke shifts her attention to Kong! Kong applies a chokehold. She tosses Brooke across the ring, but then Taryn connects with a missile dropkick that sends Kong outside.
Taryn repeatedly slams Brooke’s face into the mat before connecting with a snap suplex. She begins to gloat when Kong attacks! Kong drops the champion with a chokeslam! Kong is about to come off the ropes with a splash when Taryn’s Dollhouse playmates rip Kong from the ring!
Brooke comes back with fury, ultimately connecting with a spear! She climbs the turnbuckle, but Jade and Marti Bell prove instrumental once again. Dealing with Brooke, Jade and Marti leave Taryn at the mercy of Kong. Kong appears to be closing in on a title victory, when again Taryn’s playmates make the save, just in time. Taryn delivers a Taryn Cutter for the win!
Winner: Taryn Terrell
Post-Match: The “Playtime’s Over” videos are revealed to belong to Gail Kim!
Jeff Jarrett Interview, Pt. 1: Jeff Jarrett says returning to Impact Wrestling as the owner of Global Force Wrestling was surreal. Then, he says there’s a shocking future in store between the two companies.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship | Ethan Carter III w/ Tyrus vs. Kurt Angle (c)
Jeremy Borash conducts the introductions and the opening bell sounds.
EC3 and Angle lock up amidst a “You can’t wrestle!/Yes he can!” chant. EC3 applies a side headlock. Angle sends him into the ropes, EC3 counters with a shoulder takedown. Angle and EC3 exchange holds. Angle finds himself with an arm lock. EC3 delivers with an elbow to the face but Angle counters with a belly-to-belly suplex, followed up with two German suplexes!
Before Angle connects with a third German suplex, EC3 grabs the top rope. Angle tosses him to the outside. EC3 counters a German suplex, but he’s caught with a second belly-to-belly. EC3 is rolled into the ring and Angle executes two more German suplexes. EC3 uses the ropes for leverage again, this time, shifting momentum to find himself in control.
EC3 takes down the champion with a back body drop. He follows up with an “EC3 Splash” and a face/shoulder breaker. EC3 scores a near-fall! He presses Angle into the corner, but Angle counters, exploding with a series of rights. He charges toward EC3, but a side-step sends Angle crashing into the turnbuckle. EC3 drops Angle with a DDT on the apron!
EC3 applies a full nelson. Angle escapes and rolls through EC3 with a huge clothesline! The crowd counts toward ten as both competitors reach their feet! Angle finally catches EC3 with a trifecta of German suplexes!
EC3 counters an Angle Slam, but Angle again nails three more German suplexes! EC3 misses a second “EC3 Splash,” allowing Angle to connect with an Angle Slam! EC3 kicks out just before three! Angle applies the Ankle Lock! EC3 rolls through, sending Angle outside. Tyrus plows over Angle with a clothesline!
Angle rolls back into the ring and EC3 attempts a One Percenter! Angle counters into an Ankle Lock. EC3 counters again and Angle scores four more German suplexes! Tyrus climbs onto the apron before a fifth German suplex can be delivered; Angle sends EC3 into Tyrus! Angle connects with a second Angle Slam!
EC3 again just kicks out before three! Angle locks in a third Ankle Lock! EC3 rolls through, almost sending Angle into the referee! Angle catches EC3 with a belly-to-belly, but this time, EC3 collides with the ref. Tyrus plants Angle, setting up the One Percenter! EC3 makes the cover; Angle just kicks out! EC3 looks on in disbelief!
Tyrus grabs a chair; he’s ejected from ringside! EC3’s disbelief lingers!
EC3 attempts another One Percenter; Angle rolls through. EC3 counters with a roll through of his own, but Angle turns it into an Ankle Lock! EC3 crawls toward the ropes; Angle sits, cinching in his submission maneuver!
Angle stalks EC3 with an Angle Slam. EC3 rolls through with a roll-up for the three-count! Ethan Carter III is the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion, boasting a 620+ day undefeated streak!
“The Reign of Carter” has begun.
Winner: Ethan Carter III
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 1, 2015) – Eric Sherman has been named Chief Strategy Officer for TNA Entertainment effective immediately. Sherman is an accomplished media and entertainment executive who served more than 20 years with MTV Networks overseeing VH1 Classic, VH1 Soul and Palladia, served as president of Fuse TV and most recently was CEO of Veria Living, a health and wellness network. Sherman also has served as a talent manager for artists such as Steven Tyler, securing his deal to judge American Idol. In his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Sherman will develop, coordinate and oversee implementation of global strategic initiatives in advancement of TNA and its affiliated brands and properties.
“As we celebrate our 13 year anniversary, TNA, with the incredible support of our fans, has been cultivated into a robust diverse global business poised for significant growth,” said TNA President Dixie Carter. “Eric’s depth of experience in television, digital media and talent management undergirds his capacity to organize and lead teams in the development and implementation of vision-fulfilling strategies. We are delighted to have him join the TNA family.”
"I'm thrilled to be joining a company experiencing record international growth with content seen in more than 120 countries,” said Sherman. “There is a bright future for TNA on traditional and emerging platforms, and I'm excited to join Dixie’s executive team as head of strategy."
Sherman, a resident of New York City, will split his time between his office there and the TNA Headquarters in Nashville, Tenn.
About TNA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC
TNA Entertainment, LLC, is a privately held sports entertainment company represented by United Talent Agency and based in Nashville, Tenn., specializing in television properties, events, products, merchandise and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, EC3, MVP, Lashley, Bobby Roode, Gail Kim and the lovely and lethal Knockouts, through its highly successful flagship IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcast, which airs Wednesday at 9e/p on Destination America. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries. For more information, visit www.IMPACTWRESTLING.com or follow @IMPACTWRESTLING on twitter.