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What does Mr. PEC-Tacular have in store for the ladies of “The Talk?” Find out Monday! “The Talk” has been nominated for multiple Day Time Emmy Awards and past guests include Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Piven, Robert Duvall and Elizabeth Banks.
Make sure to tune in Monday to see Mr. PEC-Tacular, Jessie Godderz, on “The Talk” on CBS.
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Impact Coverage by Bobby James
June 3, 2015 | EC3 is #1
“Ladies and gentlemen, E-C-3!”
Ethan Carter III enters to an ensemble’s live performance of “Trouble.” He’s accompanied by two models and Tyrus (sporting an “#EC3 2015” campaign sign). The models flash “#1” ring signs and the ensemble sings “He’s the number one contender” (a rendition of “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow”) as balloons cascade from the rafters.
EC3 probes the audience – to see if they want Tyrus to dance. Tyrus teases a past time and EC3 cuts it short. A “You can’t wrestle” chant erupts; EC3 counters it with, “I disagree. I’m very good. I’m #1!”
EC3 invites TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle to the ring – to commemorate his final days as champion. Angle arrives, saying the celebration is incredible – but that legends like Verne Gagne and Lou Thesz would roll in their graves if they saw it.
Angle concedes to the fact that EC3 is #1, but he says EC3 isn’t next in line for a title shot. EC3 contests and Angle reminds him that Destination X is one week away – and that the X-Division Champion, Rockstar Spud, has a World Title opportunity, if he so chooses.
EC3 says he left Spud battered, bloody and bald in England. He says he’ll make Rockstar Spud an offer he can’t refuse. “Tyrus, buxom blondes – let’s go.”
Singles Match | Lashley vs. Eric Young
A video recaps Eric Young’s attempt to break Lashley’s ankle.
Lashley brings Young into the ring over the top rope. Young rolls out of and rushes around the ring. He’s caught, rolled into the ring and powered down with a clothesline and hanging vertical suplex. Young leaps over the charging “Destroyer,” and then attempts to connect with a kick using his shin guard.
Lashley moves and Young attempts to send him to the outside, but he catches himself on the apron. Young connects with a hard right and an enziguri, sending Lashley to the floor. Young rolls Lashley back into the ring where he drops several elbows across the back of his head.
Eric Young connects with a running neckbreaker that he follows up with a Figure Four. Lashley powers out of the hold and sends Young through the ropes. Young climbs up and flies from the turnbuckle, but Lashley catches him with a belly-to-belly suplex and spinebuster! Lashley hoists Young onto his shoulders, setting up a running power slam, but Young rakes his eyes and attempts a piledriver.
Chris Melendez appears at the top of the ramp. Lashley uses the distraction to connect with a spear. Lashley gets the three-count.
Post-match: Chris Melendez storms the ring, but Lashley holds him back from Eric Young.
Backstage: Rockstar Spud contemplates Option C.
Dollhouse Pillow Talk: Taryn tells Marti Bell and Jade that she defeated Gail Kim, “the greatest women’s wrestler of all time.” She says she never even let Gail up and that she’ll no longer live in Gail’s shadow. Taryn says that at Destination X, she’ll give Kong an opportunity for the Knockout’s Championship before instructing Jade and Marti Bell to go claim their victim.
Backstage: Chris Melendez says that Eric Young’s assault took him to a dark place – and that what’s coming is beyond wrestling.
Backstage: Austin Aries discusses Option C with Rockstar Spud. Aries says he’s not sure that Option C was a great option. He says the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. He urges Spud to be a fighting X-Division champion.
Singles Match | Jade w/ Marti Bell vs. Brooke
Very early in the match, Brooke makes two quick pin attempts against Jade. Jade sends Brooke outside with a running dropkick. Jade gives chase and lands a stiff kick to the spine, and then she distracts the referee while Marti Bell connects with a hard clothesline. Marti rolls Brooke back into the ring.
Jade unsuccessfully tries to pin Brooke three times before mounting her with a series of rights. Jade connects with several kicks to the face and a series of facebreakers. Brooke rolls through Jade for a pin attempt.
Jade’s out quickly and drops Brooke with two high and stiff kicks. Brooke recovers and comes back with a diving clothesline. She charges toward Jade who counters with a roundhouse and two-count. Brooke evades a springboard moonsault and connects with a face-buster of her own. Brooke makes the cover, but Marti Bell again interferes.
Brooke grabs Marti by the hair and moves just in time, allowing Jade to connect with a big boot to her Dollhouse playmate. Brooke plants Jade with the Tess-Shocker for the win.
Backstage: JB interviews EC3. EC3 says Spud deserves to be a champion – but his ability levels off at the X-Division. EC3 says his shoulders were built to carry TNA Impact Wrestling into the future. EC3 takes a call that Tyrus brings.
Backstage: Brooke celebrates her victory with Rebel. Rebel says The Dollhouse got what it deserved. Brooke heads to the showers and The Dollhouse attacks Rebel.
Six-Person Tag | The BDC vs. The Rising
Eli Drake and MVP collide in the center of the ring. Drake commands the advantage with a clothesline, suplex and diving knee drop. He counters a big boot from MVP into a powerslam and a pin attempt. Drake comes off the ropes to a cheap shot from Kenny King, setting him up for a boot from MVP.
King tags into the match with a flurry of offense following a snap suplex. He quickly tags out to Low Ki who connects with a snapmare and dropkick. Low Ki drags Eli Drake to his corner, where he and the rest of The BDC exchange rapid tags and offense.
Low Ki traps Drake in an abdominal stretch. He breaks the hold to connect with a chop. Low Ki misses a running clothesline, which creates an opportunity to bring in Drew Galloway. Galloway powers through Low Ki and changes the complexion of the match. Galloway drops Low Ki with a huge running boot!
Kenny King tries to interfere, but he’s countered by Mica. The two spill over the top rope to the floor as Galloway attempts a butterfly suplex on Low Ki from the turnbuckle. MVP trips Galloway, bringing in Eli Drake. Drake and MVP battle to the outside with Galloway hung upside down as Low Ki sets up for the Warrior’s Way.
Galloway sits up to connect with a belly-to-belly suplex from the top rope! Mica lifts Low Ki onto his shoulders and Galloway flies from the turnbuckle with a big clothesline for the win!
Winners: The Rising
Backstage: EC3 says his phone call was a conversation that will change Rockstar Spud’s life.
Mickie in Nashville: A recap of James Storm’s Nashville proposal to Mickie James. Mickie is shown in Nashville, preparing for a meeting. She enters an empty office and James Storm enters behind her. She asks why he’s there…
JB asks Spud if he’ll fight to keep the X-Division Championship – or if he’ll relinquish it for Option C.
Spud says this is a one in a million chance and that he needs more time to consider his choice. JB tells him the time is now as Kurt Angle climbs into the ring. Angle says he likes Spud – and that he’s the ultimate underdog. Angles cautions Spud to consider who he is – the only Olympic Gold medalist in the history of professional wrestling.
Angle says that over his twenty year career, he’s set the standard for what it means to be a champion. He tells Spud that he’s trained harder for this reign as champion than ever before, and that he won’t be defeated for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship any time soon.
JB probes Spud for an answer, but EC3 interrupts!
EC3 says that he understands Spud’s predicament, but that Spud is a fish swimming with sharks. EC3 says he enabled Spud to become a champion – and that Kurt Angle is the greatest professional wrestler to ever live – until he [EC3] came along. He says he has an offer for Rockstar Spud.
EC3 says he spoke with his Aunt Dixie and that they’re willing to offer Spud a lifetime contract as the Chief of Staff, as long as he’s willing to not cash in his X-Division title. EC3 asks Spud to come back home.
Spud says that he loved being the Chief of Staff and that he’d have done anything for Ethan and his “Aunt D,” until they fired him. Spud says that Ethan’s had everything handed to him; that he hasn’t had to work for anything. Spud says he’s had to work fourteen years to get where he is.
Spud screams, “You can take your job, you can take your big nose, you can take that old tired ‘Aunt D’ and you can stick it straight up your ass! ‘Cause this might be [a] one in a million shot, but I’m Rockstar Spud, and I’m cashing in the X-Division Championship!”
JB moves to make the official announcement for Destination X and EC3 attacks Spud!
Backstage: The Dirty Heels mention that they’re 0-2 against The Wolves. Aries says they need to do whatever it takes to win.
Mickie in Nashville: Storm explains to Mickie that the office is empty because “stars” are fashionably late. He tells her she was born to be a star. Then, Storm changes his tone. He tells Mickie he wants her to join him on his journey and that Magnus can’t give Mickie the things he can. Storm asks Mickie (and her son Donovan) to join him in his Revolution!
Mickie declines, offended. Storm apologizes and says he’ll support whatever decision she makes. He hugs her and walks beside her out of the office.
Round 3 (Best of 5 Series) | Dirty Heels vs. The Wolves
Aries makes a series of very early pin attempts before locking in the Last Chancery! Davey Richards stretches his foot to the bottom rope, forcing the break. Aries tags the “It Factor” Bobby Roode. Roode tweaks Richards’ arm; Richards counters. He exchanges rapid tags with Eddie Edwards.
The Wolves work over Roode’s arm until he’s finally able to tag Austin Aries. Edwards sends Aries flying with a back body drop. Aries stumbles into a headbutt from Davey Richards. Richards and Edwards continue their offense as Richards becomes the legal man.
The Wolves send Aries flying from the apron with a double running boot. Aries crashes into the guardrail. As The Wolves set up for what appears to be a double suicide dive, Roode grabs their feet at the ropes. The Wolves regain their footing and are about to suplex Roode into the ring over the ropes as Aries chop blocks their knees.
Order’s restored and Aries unleashes a flurry of offense before bringing Roode back into the match. Richards battles back and reaches for a tag, but Aries pulls Edwards from the apron and Roode capitalizes. The Dirty Heels again isolate Richards, but he fights out of their corner and makes the tag to Eddie Edwards!
Edwards leaps over Roode and takes Aries off the apron with a big boot. Then, he powers Roode to the mat with a series of clotheslines and a kick to the mid-section. Edwards connects with a Shining Wizard! Aries rushes into the ring, but Edwards fends him off before nailing Roode with a series of chops.
Aries rakes Edwards’ eyes and the Dirty Heels set up a double-team suplex. Davey Richards makes the save and The Wolves send the Dirty Heels outside! They connect with a huge suicide dive! Then, The Wolves double team Roode and score a near fall.
The Wolves set up the Force of Nature, but Aries pulls Richards from the ring and the Dirty Heels double team and score a near fall on Eddie Edwards. They whip Edwards into the corner. He counters a charging Aries by sending him over the top rope to the apron. Edwards ducks under a punch from Roode that connects with Aries!
The Wolves regroup and drop Roode with a Pop-Up and Michinoku Driver. Aries interrupts the count! Richards throws Aries out of the ring and The Wolves climb the turnbuckles to unleash their howls. Aries shoves Richards from the turnbuckle and the distraction allows Roode to capitalize on Edwards. Aries lands a huge kick and Roode scores a spinebuster!
Aries connects with a 450 splash and Roode makes the cover as Aries fends of Richards! Eddie Edwards kicks out! Aries throws Richards back to the outside and connects with a suicide dive of his own as Roode looks on in disbelief. Aries grabs a chair from under the ring; he slides it in to Roode. Edwards rolls up Roode for a two count.
Aries grabs a title belt and distracts the referee while Roode delivers a low-blow and chair shot! Roode makes the cover for the win.
Winners: Dirty Heels (Best of Five Series: The Wolves lead 2-1)
Mickie in Nashville: Security camera footage shows James Storm and Mickie James walking down a platform beside a train. Storm asks Mickie if her phone’s ringing. She reaches for her phone and Storm bumps her off the platform onto the tracks! Storm says, “That’s a long way down. You made your decision and I made mine.”
Storm calls Magnus to tell him that Mickie won’t be home for dinner. A train nears as Storm walks away whistling!
Velvet Goes to Jail
Madison says she’s frustrated, because unless you twerk down the ramp, shove a sucker down someone’s throat – or unless you’re Gail Kim, you get nothing in TNA Impact – and it makes her sick. She says she’s contracted talent, yet is forced to wait her turn to someone like Velvet Sky, a woman who was fired from the company.
Madison says that Velvet believes her own hype – and that if the fans chant her name loud enough, she’ll probably crawl out from somewhere to steal more camera time. Velvet emerges and Madison mocks, “Told you…let her through. She doesn’t work here, but it’s okay, let her through the security barricade.”
Velvet climbs onto the apron. Madison says she’d love to let off some steam, so she invites Velvet into the ring. Madison says she’d like to remind Velvet what her spot is – and what it’s always been, and then she slaps her. Madison goes on to mock Velvet’s chains and hair color; she’s speared for her efforts.
Velvet delivers a stunner to Madison and Angelina Love emerges, screaming enough. She instructs Love’s Security to arrest Velvet for assaulting a very good friend of hers. Angelina says Velvet can go the easy way or the hard way. Velvet attacks Love’s Security, but they regroup and restrain her.
Angelina says, “This is what happens to trash like you.”
Angelina says people like her are better than people like Velvet. She slaps Velvet; Velvet laughs. She repeats this and Velvet laughs again. Angelina mocks her before delivering a stiff right that sends Velvet to the mat. Velvet stops laughing as Angelina sings her out.
Additional security emerges to arrest Angelina Love for assaulting a fan.
Dollhouse Pillow Talk: Taryn asks the fans if they like what they see. She vows to unveil a whole new side of the Knockout’s division next week.
Main Event | EC3 and Tyrus vs. Rockstar Spud and Kurt Angle
A tenacious Rockstar Spud attacks EC3 before the opening bell with an unrelenting assault. EC3 shifts the momentum when he takes a cheap shot to Spud’s throat. Spud battles back with a series of furious chops!
EC3 grabs a handful of tights, sending Spud face-first into the turnbuckle. Spud battles back to exchanges blows with EC3! Spud lands an enziguri! Spud runs the ropes, landing chops to EC3’s throat each time until Tyrus interferes. Tyrus makes the tag.
Tyrus slams Spud to that mat, and then stands on the small of Spud’s back! Tyrus tags EC3 back into the match. EC3 chokes Spud with his boot. Spud attempts fighting from his isolation, but Tyrus re-enters the match and again powers Spud to the mat. He drops two elbows across Spud’s back before using Spud as a platform for pushups!
Tyrus hits Spud with three backbreakers before tagging EC3. EC3 connects with a splash in the corner and then he sends a message to Kurt Angle using a strong belly-to-belly suplex! Spud slips through EC3’s legs to make the tag to Kurt Angle!
Angle cleans house. He sends Tyrus over the top rope and slaps an Ankle Lock onto EC3! Tyrus breaks the hold and traps Angle in a bear hug. Spud lands a missile dropkick to Angle’s back that sends Tyrus toppling over. Angle delivers the Angle Slam and Spud makes the cover for three!
Winners: Rockstar Spud and Kurt Angle
Post-match: Angle holds up his title. He and Spud come face-to-face as Austin Aries interrupts. Aries says he’ll cash in his “Feast or Fired” briefcase at Destination X, against the winner of Angle vs. Spud.
New Episode on Destination America
The Knockouts Champion Taryn Terrell is proud to not only lead The Dollhouse, but she is very proud to be a member of the IMPACT WRESTLING roster. Taryn has accomplished so much since coming to IMPACT WRESTLING and wants to show ger impact to all of you. Enjoy this video and share it to social media. What do you love about Impact? Let us know and #ShowYourIMPACT!
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING AND NUVOLARI SIGN NEW DEAL AFTER ITALIAN SUCCESS
ROME (June 1, 2015): TNA IMPACT WRESTLING and popular Italian sports broadcaster Nuvolari TV have signed a new deal to extend their successful partnership.
After a year of high ratings and a first ever live event in Italy featuring TNA Superstars, IMPACT WRESTLING will continue to be broadcast in Italy and surrounding territories including Vatican City, Republic of San Marino, Malta, Capodistria, Principality of Monaco and Italian speaking Switzerland.
IMPACT WRESTLING will premiere on Nuvolari each Thursday night at 9pm, with repeats on Sundays at 11pm. Nuvolari will also broadcast re-runs of 2014 TNA programming every weekday at 6pm, as well as the 2015 Slammiversary and Bound For Glory special events.
Fans can watch Nuvolari via digital terrestrial TV, satellite and live web streaming.
Corrado Azzolini, LT Multimedia Vice President, said: "We are really happy about renewing TNA IMPACT WRESTLING, which allows us to broadcast many more amazing matches.
“Our viewers are so excited about this great news and are looking forward to watching new TNA programming every Thursday, as well as some of the best action from last year. Nuvolari is the television channel for TNA IMPACT WRESTLING lovers in Italy."
TNA’s Italian announce team of Alessio Di Nicolantonio and Daniele De Micco added: "We are happy and honoured to continue as the Italian IMPACT WRESTLING commentators. TNA’s popularity in Italy keeps growing day by day and the Rome event in February, hosted by local independent group EPW, was a landmark event for wrestling in Italy.”
TNA President Dixie Carter said: “Our growth in Italy has been fantastic and we are delighted that fans will be able to continue to watch IMPACT WRESTLING on Nuvolari.
“This is a partnership that extends beyond the TV screen to media and live charity events, one in Rome this past February alongside Italian sporting legends Giancarlo Fisichella and Francesco Totti.
“I cannot wait to see what the next year brings for our company, our Superstars and, above all, our fans in Italy.”
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is currently broadcast in more than 120 countries around the world. The company recently signed multi-year deals to broadcast across Africa on SuperSport, the Indian subcontinent on Sony SIX and Europe with various prestigious partners
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TNA Entertainment, LLC, is a privately held sports entertainment company represented by United Talent Agency and based in Nashville, Tennessee, specialising 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, MVP, Lashley, Magnus, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, Gail Kim and the lovely and lethal Knockouts, through its highly successful flagship IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcast.
The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in more than 120 countries.
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Impact Preview: Wednesday, June 3rd
We Are MovingThis Wednesday night, Impact becomes Wednesday Night Impact on Destination America at 9/8c. We are certainly excited to get Impact a few days early and are even more excited for our permanent move to Wednesday nights! What is going to happen on this unprecedented evening? Here is what is on tap!
Last week, EC3 defeated Mr. Anderson in a fair, one on one match and as we found out Sunday on Impactwrestling.com EC3 is finally #1 on The Impact Top 5! EC3 is next in line to challenge Kurt Angle for The World Title and EC3 plans on celebrating, Carter style!
However, a cloud hovers over EC3’s plans as Rockstar Spud has a major decision to make! With Destination X taking place 7 nights after Wednesday, June 3rd, Spud, as X Division Champion, must decide by the end of Impact this week if he will indeed exercise Option C. Invented by Austin Aries, Spud has the right to forfeit his X Division Title in exchange for an opportunity at The World Championship currently owned by Kurt Angle! Will Spud risk it all? What will EC3 say?
Speaking of The World Title, both Lashley and Eric Young are former World Champions and the have a one-on-one encounter this Wednesday. This will be a physical encounter to say the least and each man wants to claim victory. Lashley will be out for redemption as it was Eric Young who took out The Destroyer with a savage attack several weeks ago. Does Lashley get his revenge? Find out this Wednesday on Impact Wrestling!
The have been on a collision course for months, they loathe each other. It is The Rising vs. The Beatdown Clan, It is Drew Galloway, Eli Drake and Micah vs. MVP, Loki and Kenny King. This will not be for the faint of heart and this will most likely not be a wrestling match. This will be an all out war.
This Wednesday on IMPACT WRESTLING, The Wolves have the opportunity to become the new Tag Team Champions in match 3 of the Best of 5 series against the the Dirty Heels, Bobby Roode and Austin Aries. Will new champions be crowned or will the Dirty Heels get their first victory in the series? Find out Wednesday on Destination America.
Don’t miss all the excitement, all the emotion and all the passion of Impact Wrestling, this Wednesday on Destination America at 9/8c on our brand new night!
When Drew Galloway started in IMPACT WRESTLING, he had a simple message, to “#StandUp for Wrestling” now Drew has enlisted his fellow IMPACT Wrestlers, Knockouts and you the fans to #StandUp and #ShowYourIMPACT ! Drew will lead the charge, but everyone will be jumping on board. We need your support and we need your passion to #ShowYourIMPACT ! We will be seeing your faces and interacting with you like never before! Stay tuned for more.
#ShowYourIMPACT Tweets Impact Wrestling is excited to move to Wednesday nights on Destination America starting Wednesday, June 3rd. Don’t miss a second of the action, every Wednesday at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central. This move will allow those suffering a midweek meltdown to channel their energy through the amazing athletes of IMPACT WRESTLING!
Impact Coverage by Bobby James
May 29, 2015 | May Mayhem
“May Mayhem” opens with special “Earlier Today” footage from when Eric Young arrived to Stage 20 on the Universal Studios backlot. Angle’s outside the soundstage – waiting – and a brawl ensues as Josh Mathews hypes the main event: Kurt Angle vs. Eric Young in an “I Quit” Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Knockout’s Championship: Six-Sides of Steel | Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell (c)
Gail Kim’s introduced first, followed by the Knockout’s Champion Taryn Terrell. Taryn’s accompanied by her Dollhouse playmates, Jade and Marti Bell.
Before the opening bell, Gail assaults Taryn at ringside, taking out the rest of the Dollhouse in the process. Taryn attempts an early escape, but Gail rips her from the cage and connects with a huge clothesline followed by a face-breaker.
Gail sends Taryn face-first into the cage sides before mounting her with a series of rights. As Gail’s offensive onslaught continues in the corner, Jade reaches through a camera hole in the cage, distracting Gail long enough for Taryn to connect with a clubbing blow from behind.
Taryn shifts the momentum as she sends Gail crashing into the cage! She rakes Gail’s face across the unforgiving steel, as Jade and Marti Bell reach in for handfuls of Gail’s hair, pulling her face harder against the steel. Taryn focuses her attack on Gail’s arm, slamming it repeatedly against a one of the cage posts! Gail reels in the center of the ring and she’s caught with a curb stomp from the champion! Taryn makes the cover for two.
Taryn drives Gail into the cage again, this time following up with a swinging neck breaker and suplex. Gail counters an attempted Taryn Cutter – and both women fall after a double clothesline. They reach their feet to trade blows until Gail furiously unloads a series of clotheslines followed by a knee breaker and flying crossbody.
Gail begins her ascent toward the top of the cage where she’s met by Jade and Marti Bell. Marti Bell sends Gail crashing back to the mat. Taryn connects with the Taryn Cutter for a three-count to retain her title.
Winner: Taryn Terrell
Post-match: Taryn instructs Jade and Marti Bell to lift Gail Kim. Referee Earl Hebner steps in, but he’s clotheslined for his efforts! Taryn pulls the cage door shut – as Awesome Kong’s music hits!
The Dollhouse locks the cage as Kong looks on. Taryn sits atop the turnbuckle, twirling the key as Jade and Marti Bell assault Gail. Taryn squats over a battered Gail Kim and says, “I told you - you were nothing compared to me!”
Kong tries valiantly to get into the ring by swinging a chair at the lock. Meanwhile, Taryn rips off Gail Kim’s wedding ring and holds it in her teeth as she slams and repeatedly stomps Gail’s left hand while screaming, “Put it back on your finger now Gail!”
In from the break, Josh Mathews and Al Snow report that Taryn Terrell broke Gail Kim’s finger and maintains possession of her wedding ring.
A “Hardcore Country” Address
Mickie James enters to a huge ovation, saying she’s agreed to come back for one more match. Mickie claims to be anxiously awaiting that match – declaring it will be one of the greatest of her career. She changes focus, highlighting her main purpose right now is to talk about friendships and family.
Mickie says Magnus is her fiancé – her best friend – the father of her child and the love of her life. She goes on to say that James Storm has been a dear friend for as long as she can remember. Mickie says the situation is difficult to balance because it’s friction between a dear friend and her heart.
James Storm emerges. Mickie offers him an apology for Magnus’ actions; Storm refuses, saying Mickie doesn’t owe him an apology. Storm says Magnus is jealous; Mickie interrupts. She defends Magnus by claiming he’s only trying to protect her – and their family.
Storm asks Mickie what she needs protecting against before listing all the gifts he’s bought for Mickie and Magnus’ family. They disagree on the humor found – or not found rather – in Storm’s gift for Magnus (a helmet). Storm and Mickie agree to disagree.
Storm says he’s been setting up important meetings on behalf of Mickie James – with country music megastars like Carrie Underwood and Big & Rich. He says Mickie looks conflicted, but that she should really consider it – and that no matter what she decides, he’s there for her. He hugs her and leaves the ring.
Mickie calls out to Storm, “Tell ‘em I’ll see ‘em in Nashville!” Storm smiles and leaves.
Backstage: Kenny King vows to win the X-Division Gauntlet match – because he has the advantage of entering last.
X-Division Championship: X-Division Gauntlet | Manik vs. Rocstar Spud vs. DJ Z vs. Mandrews vs. Argos vs. Crazzy Steve vs. Tigre Uno vs. Kenny King (c)
Representing The Revolution, Manik enters first. Josh Mathews describes the gauntlet as follows: Two men will begin the match. At timed intervals, additional competitors will enter. Eliminations occur when a challenger has been thrown over the top rope. When two competitors remain, the match officially begins for a single pinfall or submission. Rockstar Spud enters next.
The bells sounds and Spud connects with a flurry of offense, until Manik counters with an early elimination attempt. Spud stays alive, attempting an elimination of his own. Manik misses a springboard crossbody, but connects with a facebreaker from the top rope as DJ Z makes his way to the ring.
Upon his entrance, DJ Z and Manik collide. DJ Z sends Manik flying across the ring with a headscissor takedown, and then he and Rockstar Spud align for a double team assault. Manik rakes their eyes and sends Spud into DJ Z as Mandrews enters the fray.
Mandrews flips into the ring. He’s caught by DJ Z, but counters into what appears to be a bulldog set up. Instead, Mandrews releases his grip, opting for a hurricanrana to Manik! Mandrews fends off DJ Z before he and Spud team up against Manik. Mandrews executes a standing corkscrew and Spud attempts an elimination.
Manik again avoids being eliminated as DJ Z makes a play to eliminate Mandrews. Mexican sensation Argos enters the match, immediately catching Manik with a headscissor and following up with a springboard hurricanrana. Argos’ head connects with the mat and he’s down, which allows Mandrews an opportunity for a Shooting Star Press!
Manik dodges an incoming Mandrews and Mandrews lands on his feet. Manik sends Mandrews over the top rope and connects with a standing dropkick. He drives Mandrews head first into the ring post. Mandrews is eliminated.
Crazzy Steve and Tigre Uno are the next two participants. Manik quickly eliminates Tigre Uno moments before the X-Division Champion, Kenny King, becomes part of the chaos. King blows through the remaining five challengers.
Crazzy Steve is the first to his feet, but his attack on Kenny King is short lived. Crazzy Steve is eliminated. Across the ring, Argos is positioned against DJ Z on the top rope. Kenny King rushes over, connecting with an enziguri, to eliminate Argos.
Spud stalks the champion and jumps onto his back. King slams Spud to that mat before turning into a Thesz Press and facebreaker from DJ Z. King counters an Irish Whip attempt from DJ Z, using the momentum to catapult DJ Z over the top rope. DJ Z is eliminated.
Manik pleads with King for a double team on Spud. King agrees and Spud is nearly eliminated. Manik double crosses Kenny King and is eliminated for his efforts. Christy Hemme announces the match is now scheduled for one fall.
Kenny King unleashes a furious assault as the crowd chants, “Let’s go Spud!” King lands a stiff kick to the ribs. He hoists Spud onto his shoulders, but Spud rolls through for a surprise three-count to become the new X-Division champion!
Winner: Rockstar Spud
Round #2 (Best of 5 Series) | The Wolves vs. Dirty Heels
An agitated Austin Aries says The Wolves snuck a victory in their first outing. He says tonight they’ll even the score. The Wolves appear: Let the hunt begin!
Bobby Roode launches Aries into Eddie Edwards before the bell sounds. Davey Richards and Roode collide. Roode leaps over Richards who opts for a suicide dive onto Aries! As Roode moves for a dive of his own, Edwards sneaks in for a roll through and a quick two-count.
The Wolves alternate chops and kicks to Bobby Roode. The double team ends when Aries returns to the ring. He and Roode double team Davey Richards until finally order is restored. Richards tags out to Edwards; Aries maintains his advantage and tags out to Roode.
Roode drops Edwards with a facebreaker and then he knocks Richards off the apron. Richards attempts to exact his revenge, but the distraction allows the Dirty Heels to isolate Eddie Edwards. Aries makes a pin attempt, but Richards makes the save.
Edwards sends Aries into Roode, setting up the double team! The Wolves quicken the pace as they shift focus from Roode to Aries. Aries is sent to the outside and Roode becomes the isolated target. The Wolves exchange rapid tags as Aries makes his way back onto the apron. Richards locks Roode into a reverse Figure Four!
Unable to make the tag, Roode rolls through, reversing the pressure of the hold. Richards breaks the hold and The Wolves pull through with a double team and a pin attempt that Aries interrupts. Roode counters a hold from Richards and powers out of the corner with an explosive clothesline to Edwards.
Roode makes the tag to Austin Aries! Aries and Davey Richards trade blows. The Wolves find themselves tangled up in the ropes and on the receiving end of neckbreakers from Aries. Aries connects with a missile dropkick to Edwards and the Last Chancery to Richards!
As Edwards is about to break the hold, Roode comes into the ring and catches him with a crossface! The Wolves struggle toward the ropes; Richards forces a break. Richards counters a brainbuster from Aries. Aries connects with a discuss forearm.
Davey Richards lifts Aries for a Michinoku Driver and Edwards delivers a kick to Aries’ skull before the drop! It’s good for a near-fall. The Wolves climb to the top ropes. The Dirty Heels collide with them; Richards falls to the mat.
Roode whips Aries toward Eddie Edwards; he connects with a dropkick to the face. Aries follows up with a 450 splash! Davey Richards interrupts the count! Richards thwarts a Dirty Heels double team attempt. The Wolves are poised to deliver a Force of Nature following a Pop-up, but Aries rolls through into the Last Chancery while Roode holds Richards against the ring post!
Richards breaks free and comes down on Aries with a Hammer of the Gods to break the hold! The Wolves connect with the Force of Nature – and Eddie Edwards makes the pin!!!
Winners: The Wolves (Best of Five Series: Wolves lead 2-0).
Backstage: Angelina Love says she’s going to “handle” Velvet Sky.
Backstage: Kenny King repeatedly tries to get MVP on the phone.
Angelina Love confronts Velvet Sky (“Darth Velvet”), who’s standing behind the barricade with the fans. Angelina says Velvet is where she belongs – with all the other losers. She says she’ll deal with Velvet by using her friends. She brings out a group of men, hired to be “Love’s Security.”
Angelina gets in Velvet’s face to say she’ll be hauled away if she touches her again. She says Velvet no longer works in TNA because she was fired (Fired – you freak!”). Angelina taunts her former best friend.
When Angelina turns her back, Velvet jumps the guardrail and attacks! Love’s Security separates the two, but Velvet attacks the two guards and goes after Angelina again. Finally, Angelina’s security team is able to take control by handcuffing Velvet Sky.
Backstage: Mr. Anderson unveils a cage for Tyrus.
Singles Match | EC3 w/ Tyrus vs. Mr. Anderson
EC3 says that despite what Mr. Anderson thinks, Tyrus will not be held in a cage. Then he plugs, “#EC3ForChamp.”
The bell sounds and Mr. Anderson attacks Tyrus instead, attempting to put EC3’s bodyguard in the cage. EC3 uses the distraction to command an early advantage. EC3 dominates the match with repeated facebreakers.
EC3 sends Mr. Anderson into the ropes and Tyrus takes a cheap shot. EC3 connects with a shoulder block and two-count. Anderson sends EC3 into Tyrus. Then, he grabs a chair and beats Tryus into the cage! He locks the cage and rushes back into the ring where he meets EC3 with a series of rights, clotheslines and a neckbreaker.
Mr. Anderson powerslams EC3; EC3 kicks out a two. Mr. Anderson gets hung up on the top rope and EC3 powers him down to the mat. Anderson’s out a two. EC3 attempts the One Percenter, but Mr. Anderson rolls through into a Green Bay Plunge and then he connects with a Swanton!
EC3 is out a two. He counters a Mic Check from Anderson, but a second Mic Check connects for a very near fall! EC3 turns another Mic Check attempt into a Once Percenter for the victory!
Post-match: Mr. Anderson extends his hand; EC3 slaps it away.
Backstage: Rockstar Spud says winning the X-Division Championship for the second time has cemented his legacy. He says he’s now one of the best. When Destination X and “Option C” are mentioned, Spud says that maybe he needs a new goal (then, he compares himself to Disney/Pixar’s Nemo in that he just keeps swimming).
TNA World Heavyweight Championship: “I Quit” | Eric Young vs. Kurt Angle (c)
Both challenger and champion are escorted to the ring by security.
Kurt Angle attacks Eric Young before Jeremy Borash finishes the introductions. Security separates the two until Brian Hebner signals for the bell. Angle and Young collide!
Eric Young escapes to ringside, where he uses the guardrail to his advantage. When they meet back in the ring, a huge exchange takes place. Young rakes Angle’s eyes to create separation, but Angle recovers quick enough to land five German suplexes!
Angle lifts Young deliver five more German suplexes! Angle reaches for Eric Young, but he’s sent to the outside. Young uses his protective shin guard against Angle and then he locks in a Figure Four! Angle refuses to quit and then he reverses the submission!
Young releases his hold. He attempts an Angle Slam! Angle counters, but Young drops him shoulder first to the mat. Young locks in an ankle lock! Again, Angle refuses to quit! He rolls over and tries kicking out of the hold, but Young doesn’t relinquish his grasp.
Angle turns Young’s ankle lock into a Figure Four of his own. The crowd chants for Eric Young to “Quit! Quit! Quit!” Young pulls himself to the ropes, breaking the hold! Young climbs the turnbuckle. Angle tries to stop him, but Young bites Angle in the face, then shoves him to the mat.
Young flies from the top rope with a missile dropkick, but he doesn’t connect and Angle rolls him into an ankle lock! Eric Young taps out but doesn’t say “I Quit;” Angle breaks the hold by mistake and catches a low blow.
Eric Young capitalizes with a piledriver – but Angle utters a no; he doesn’t quit! Young tells Angle to quit – or he’ll break his neck. Angle refuses and then rolls through a second piledriver attempt into an ankle lock. He sits on Young’s ankle and squeezes harder, forcing Eric Young to say, “I Quit!”
Winner: Kurt Angle
Before we move to Wednesdays on Destination America starting Wednesday, June 3, join us for “May Mayhem” this Friday at 9/8c on Destination America. All TNA Titles will be affected Friday night and the show is jam-packed with action and excitement.
In the Main Event, Kurt Angle defends his TNA World Championship against Eric Young in a grueling “I Quit” Match. The only way to win is to get your opponent to utter the humiliating words “I Quit!” Who will leave as Champion? Who will be humiliated? Find out Friday at 9/8c on Destination America.
It is Match #2 in The Best of 5 Series for The TNA World Tag Team Titles with The Wolves against The Dirty Heels. With The Wolves up 1-0 can The Dirty Heels draw even? Will The Wolves take a commanding 2-0 advantage? Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards feel very confident, but former World Champions, Austin Aries and Bobby Roode will be looking to even the score.
The Knockouts Championship will be defended inside Six Sides of Steel and Taryn Terrell looks to show just how vicious she can be at the expense of Gail Kim. With the Dollhouse watching from ringside, does Gail Kim stand a chance?
Plus, The X Division Championship will be defended in a Gauntlet Match! Can Kenny King retain his title against 7 hungry X Division athletes? Kenny has the advantage of entering this match last, but what will happen when we are down to the final 2 and it becomes a traditional one-on-one match? Who will leave as X Division Champion?
Don’t miss a moment of the emotion and passion this Friday on a special episode of Impact, and remember after Friday we are heading to Wednesday nights at 9/8c on Destination America!
Drew Galloway spent the day at the TNA Wrestling offices where he skyped a lucky fan and participated in a a Twitter Q&A at @GallowaySpeaks using the Hashtag #ShowYourIMPACT.
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Keep your eyes on the Twitter. Big things going down and I'll be discussing it all soon here at @IMPACTWRESTLING HQ— Drew Galloway (@GallowaySpeaks) May 27, 2015