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Happy Halloween from all of the TNA family! We certainly have a treat in-store for you today, as the lovely and lethal TNA Knockouts have sent in some of their favorite Halloween costumes from today and years past! Which is your favorite? 

Be safe and have a great holiday!

Earlier today, Bobby Roode, fresh off winning The TNA World Heavyweight Championship last night on IMPACT, was able to call into TNA Headquarters for an interview. We congratulate Bobby Roode on this incredible accomplishment as we enter a new era in TNA. The Bobby Roode era has officially begun and excitement is in the air. Click play, above, to hear from the new TNA World Champion! 

Eight teams sought out to become the new Number One Contenders for the TNA World Tag Team Titles.  We are down to the final two teams.  The Hardys, one of the most decorated tag teams in history, who have never won the TNA World Tag Team Titles and the unlikely pairing of Low Ki and Samoa Joe.

Matt and Jeff Hardy have won every other major tag team championship there is to hold, capturing the TNA World Tag Team Titles would complete an incredible journey for the brothers from Cameron, North Carolina.  If you look at the summer The Hardys had in NYC and competing in the thrilling Tag Team Championship Series, one would think that Matt and Jeff were born to wear TNA Tag Team gold.  After eliminating their competition can Matt and Jeff advace past Low Ki and Joe and raise those titles once and for all?

How shocking was it when Low Ki selected Samoa Joe as his partner for this Number One Contenders' Tournament?  A fierce rivalry exists and Ki would certainly love Joe’s X-Division Championship one day, but for now, these two are heating up an already stacked Tag Team Division in TNA.

Who do you got?  The experience of The Hardys or the determination of Low Ki and Samoa Joe may be the deciding factors.  Matt Hardy, had this to say when IMPACTWrestling.com reached out earlier today.

 “Both Jeff and I feel that even though we’ve gotten older, we’ve used our experience and wisdom to adapt into an even more successful version of ourselves as a team.  I feel that many of the fans believe that.  When, not if, we win the TNA World Tag Team Titles… We are validated and it becomes a fact.”

Are Matt and Jeff Hardy more motivated than ever?  Can Low Ki and Samoa Joe stop them?

The Revolution continues to strike fear in the TNA Locker Room. James Storm, in line with his surname, looms over TNA like a dark cloud... and, occasionally, lightning strikes and someone gets hurt. In recent weeks, Storm has turned his attention to The Wolves... well, Davey Richards, and has made overtures to Richards about joining the Revolution. 

Last week, he certainly shook Richards' partner Eddie Edwards. After making an offer to Davey, Eddie challenged Storm to a bout. Throughout the match, Eddie seemed torn as to whether he should focus on Storm or on his partner. Davey also seemed torn... Was The Revolution's message resonating with him?

The most questionable decision came when Davey climbed on the ring apron and began arguing with Edwards, allowing time for Storm to recouperate. When Edwards turned around, he ate a BRUTAL Last Call Superkick from James Storm and was defeated. The question for the last week has been, did Davey know what was coming? Was that a telegraphed message to Eddie? What does it all mean for the TNA World Tag Team Champions? 

All parties have been quiet this week, but we know that they will all be on IMPACT tonight. Tune into Spike TV at 9/8c to find out if Davey Richards has answered the call of The Revolution! 

Tag Team Tournament Semi-Final 
MVP and Kenny King vs. Low Ki and Samoa Joe

IMPACT Wrestling opens with MVP and Kenny King in the ring, awaiting their opponents. Low Ki and Samoa Joe enter.

Kenny King and Low Ki start it off. King locks in a tight side headlock before driving Low Ki into the corner. He catches Low Ki with a stiff arm to the face before mocking him in the center of the ring. Low Ki battles out of the corner and Samoa Joe and MVP find themselves in the match.

Joe leads with a series of submission holds that MVP counters into a rolling armbar. Joe reaches the ropes. MVP breaks the hold and Joe unleashes a series of kicks and a leg bar. MVP grabs the bottom rope and Samoa Joe tags his partner.

Low Ki mounts a small amount of offense before Kenny King is brought back into the fold. King is dominant upon reentry, driving Low Ki to the mat and locking in another headlock. Low Ki battles back with a giant uppercut and tag to Samoa Joe.

Joe connects with a series of punches and a reverse elbow. He whips Kenny King against the ropes, but MVP pulls his partner from the ring. Joe rushes toward them but they grab his ankles. With Joe struggling to break free, Low Ki flies out of the ring and connects with a suicide dive over the top rope!

Low Ki makes a pin attempt with Kenny King back in the ring. King’s out at two and Low Ki connects with a kick to the head. MVP catches Low Ki with a cheap shot and then he takes the tag and the advantage.

MVP drops a big elbow to the back of Low Ki’s head. He follows up with a snapmare and a dropkick. Kenny King tags himself in.

Kenny King quickly makes a cover, but Joe interrupts the count. Kenny King. As Low Ki tries battling out of a submission, King powers him back down to the mat. MVP comes back into the match. Low Ki takes the moment to connect with a flying back elbow. Just before Low Ki tags Samoa Joe, MVP grabs his ankle and drags him to his corner, to tag Kenny King.

King and MVP alternate tags and double team Low Ki in between. Low Ki catches both with kicks from the corner. Finally, Low Ki makes the tag! Samoa Joe storms the ring and attempts a pin on Kenny King. MVP interrupts the count and Joe locks in a rear naked choke!

MVP breaks the hold and Kenny King catches Joe with a solid kick to the face! Low Ki interrupts King’s pin attempt, and then he goes to battle MVP on the outside. Samoa Joe locks in a second rear naked choke to earn the tap-out victory!  

Winners:  Low Ki and Samoa Joe

Tag Team Tournament Semi-Final 
EC3 and Tyrus vs. The Hardys

EC3 attacks Matt Hardy immediately by connecting with a group of kicks and punches. Matt comes back fighting with a series of punches of his own. Matt tags Jeff. Jeff comes off the top rope with a splash and an early pin attempt against the undefeated EC3.

Jeff Hardy drags EC3 around the ring in a headlock before tagging in his brother Matt. Matt and Jeff double team EC3 and then Matt connects with a Side Effect. He covers him for two.

EC3 kicks out and makes the tag to Tyrus. Tyrus squashes Matt Hardy and EC3 takes a cheap shot. EC3 tags back into the match. He repeatedly drives Matt’s face into the mat. EC3 tags out to Tyrus.

Tyrus slams Matt Hardy, then he tags in EC3 who runs in with a snapping neckbreaker and a follow-up headlock. EC3 taunts Jeff Hardy while Matt struggles. Matt dodges EC3, causing him to eat a mouthful of turnbuckle. Matt finally tags Jeff!

Jeff Hardy is in with a flurry of offense and Whisper in the Wind! The Hardys double team EC3 and then Jeff connects with a Twist of Fate! As EC3 falls backwards, Tyrus makes the tag. Tyrus connects with a double clothesline.

The Hardys dodge a top rope splash from Tyrus, then they each connect with a Twist of Fate. Jeff flies with a Swanton Bomb and The Hardys take the win! The Hardys will meet Samoa Joe and Low Ki in the finals!

Winners: The Hardys

Outside the ring, EC3 screams at Tyrus.

Main Event: 
TNA World Heavyweight Championship 
Special Referee: Kurt Angle 
Bobby Roode vs. Lashley (c)

Lashley and Roode lock up. Lashley forces Roode into the corner, Angle makes the break. Roode catches Lashley with a chop and they two have a stare down. Lashley grabs Roode and powers him to the mat, then drives him hard into the corner!

Roode fights back with a series of rights and back-to-back clotheslines. Lashley powers back and pounds Roode’s face with some serious shots! Roode counters a clothesline attempt with a crossface, but Lashley reaches the bottom rope with ease.

The action spills out onto the floor and Roode drives Lashley’s face into the guardrail. Lashley comes back with a powerful sidewalk slam on the outside. He rolls Roode back into the ring and locks in a torture rack that he turns into a body drop. Lashley scores with a spinebuster – and he’s in total control.

Roode somehow manages to get his boot up into Lashley’s face. Roode follows up with a neckbreaker and a spinebuster of his own. Roode hesitates in pain for a moment, but gets a two-count.

Lashley powers out. He drives Roode to the mat with a huge spinebuster! Roode kicks out just before three! Lashley inadvertently hits Angle with a massive clothesline, then takes Roode down again! By the time Angle comes around, Roode is able to kick out, again, just before three!

Roode dodges a spear. Roode dodges another spear – but Lashley connects with Angle! Lashley rolls to the outside. Roode leaps from the apron in pursuit. Lashley dodges Roode. Roode dodges another spear from Lashley – this one connects with an IMPACT crew member!

Roode drops Lashley with a Roode Bomb on the entrance ramp. He rolls Lashley into the ring and makes the cover. Referee Brian Hebner flies into the ring and makes the count! Lashley powers out at two!

Lashley catches Roode with a low-blow, then he retrieves his title. Hebner argues with Lahsley and Lashley powers through him with a clothesline! Roode picks up the title and catches Roode with it. He makes the cover, but Angle is slow to count and Roode kicks out at two!

Roode battles back and attempts a Roode Bomb. Lashley grabs the ropes, drops to the apron and hangs Roode on the top rope. Lashley climbs the turnbuckle. Roode grabs Lashley from the top rope – he’s in position for a Roode Bomb, but Lashley counters into a pin attempt. Roode sits down on Lashley’s chest and Angle’s hand makes the three count just before Lashley powers out!

Winner: Bobby Roode (New World Champion)

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Impact Coverage by Bobby James
October 29, 2014

Match #1:
Tag Team Tournament Semi-Final
MVP and Kenny King vs. Low Ki and Samoa Joe

IMPACT Wrestling opens with MVP and Kenny King in the ring, awaiting their opponents. Low Ki and Samoa Joe enter.

Kenny King and Low Ki start it off. King locks in a tight side headlock before driving Low Ki into the corner. He catches Low Ki with a stiff arm to the face before mocking him in the center of the ring. Low Ki battles out of the corner and Samoa Joe and MVP find themselves in the match.

Joe leads with a series of submission holds that MVP counters into a rolling armbar. Joe reaches the ropes. MVP breaks the hold and Joe unleashes a series of kicks and a leg bar. MVP grabs the bottom rope and Samoa Joe tags his partner.

Low Ki mounts a small amount of offense before Kenny King is brought back into the fold. King is dominant upon reentry, driving Low Ki to the mat and locking in another headlock. Low Ki battles back with a giant uppercut and tag to Samoa Joe.

Joe connects with a series of punches and a reverse elbow. He whips Kenny King against the ropes, but MVP pulls his partner from the ring. Joe rushes toward them but they grab his ankles. With Joe struggling to break free, Low Ki flies out of the ring and connects with a suicide dive over the top rope!

Low Ki makes a pin attempt with Kenny King back in the ring. King’s out at two and Low Ki connects with a kick to the head. MVP catches Low Ki with a cheap shot and then he takes the tag and the advantage.

MVP drops a big elbow to the back of Low Ki’s head. He follows up with a snapmare and a dropkick. Kenny King tags himself in.

Kenny King quickly makes a cover, but Joe interrupts the count. Kenny King. As Low Ki tries battling out of a submission, King powers him back down to the mat. MVP comes back into the match. Low Ki takes the moment to connect with a flying back elbow. Just before Low Ki tags Samoa Joe, MVP grabs his ankle and drags him to his corner, to tag Kenny King.

King and MVP alternate tags and double team Low Ki in between. Low Ki catches both with kicks from the corner. Finally, Low Ki makes the tag! Samoa Joe storms the ring and attempts a pin on Kenny King. MVP interrupts the count and Joe locks in a rear naked choke!

MVP breaks the hold and Kenny King catches Joe with a solid kick to the face! Low Ki interrupts King’s pin attempt, and then he goes to battle MVP on the outside. Samoa Joe locks in a second rear naked choke to earn the tap-out victory!  

Winners:  Low Ki and Samoa Joe

Backstage: Devon addresses Bram.

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Bram smirks on his way to the ring.

Bram says he’s rewriting history by systematically destroying the brotherhood of hardcore. He tells Devon and Abyss that their time is up. He calls out his brother, Magnus.

Magnus says he and Bram may not be brothers by blood, but they’re brothers by brothers by blood they’ve spilt.

Bram declares that he and Magnus are going to rule IMPACT, and that they will cause the extinction of the “dinosaurs of hardcore!”

Devon interrupts Bram and Magnus to introduce his new partner, Tommy Dreamer. Dreamer and Devon battle their adversaries around the ring, but soon after, Bram and Magnus take control. They double team Tommy Dreamer, then retreat when Devon reenters the ring with two steel chairs.

Backstage: Madison Rayne apologizes for her dirty tactics with Taryn Terrell a few weeks back. Taryn says they should focus on their common problem: The Beautiful People.

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Match #2
The Beautiful People vs. Madison Rayne and Taryn Terrell

Angelina Love and Madison Rayne lead off. Madison makes back-to-back pin attempts at the start. She locks in an armbar, then tags in Taryn Terrell. Taryn catches Angelina with a swinging neck breaker.

She drops Angelina Love and Velvet Sky a drop toe hold. Then, Taryn takes out The Beautiful People with a double dropkick, and then a double baseball slide.

Madison Rayne turns her back on Taryn as The Beautiful People attempt a double team. Taryn connects with a double clothesline. Then, she reaches for another tag. Madison hops off the apron, to drag Angelina back to her corner.

Velvet tags Angelina. Taryn connects with a flying cross body on The Beautiful People, but again, Madison Rayne dodges Taryn’s tag. Madison illegally attacks Velvet and Angelina. Then, out of nowhere, Madison kicks Taryn in the head! She connects with a Rayne Drop, then leaves Taryn motionless in the ring.

The Beautiful People make the cover and get the win.

Winners: The Beautiful People

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Match #3
Tag Team Tournament Semi-Final
EC3 and Tyrus vs. The Hardys

EC3 attacks Matt Hardy immediately by connecting with a group of kicks and punches. Matt comes back fighting with a series of punches of his own. Matt tags Jeff. Jeff comes off the top rope with a splash and an early pin attempt against the undefeated EC3.

Jeff Hardy drags EC3 around the ring in a headlock before tagging in his brother Matt. Matt and Jeff double team EC3 and then Matt connects with a Side Effect. He covers him for two.

EC3 kicks out and makes the tag to Tyrus. Tyrus squashes Matt Hardy and EC3 takes a cheap shot. EC3 tags back into the match. He repeatedly drives Matt’s face into the mat. EC3 tags out to Tyrus.

Tyrus slams Matt Hardy, then he tags in EC3 who runs in with a snapping neckbreaker and a follow-up headlock. EC3 taunts Jeff Hardy while Matt struggles. Matt dodges EC3, causing him to eat a mouthful of turnbuckle. Matt finally tags Jeff!

Jeff Hardy is in with a flurry of offense and Whisper in the Wind! The Hardys double team EC3 and then Jeff connects with a Twist of Fate! As EC3 falls backwards, Tyrus makes the tag. Tyrus connects with a double clothesline.

The Hardys dodge a top rope splash from Tyrus, then they each connect with a Twist of Fate. Jeff flies with a Swanton Bomb and The Hardys take the win! The Hardys will meet Samoa Joe and Low Ki in the finals!

Winners: The Hardys

Outside the ring, EC3 screams at Tyrus.

Backstage: James Storm, with Sanada and Manik, says his revolution will expand, just a little more.

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The Revolution (James Storm, Sanada and Manik) are in the ring.

James Storm says “the storm is very close.” He says Sanada was weak and lost with The Great Muta. He says Manik was a faceless creature without a voice. He says they’ve seen the light – that they’re disciplined.

Storm calls out Davey Richards.

Richards enters the ring. Storm asks him if he’s considered his offer. Storm says his partner, Eddie Edwards, is holding him back. Storm claims to know what that’s like, that’s why he’s offered him to be part of The Revolution.

Eddie Edwards interrupts.

Edwards says Storm is out of his mind and that there’s no way Davey would give up everything for him. Tension mounts between The Wolves and Storm interrupts, saying, “This is Davey’s awakening!”

Eddie challenges Storm to a match and slaps him in the face!

Match #4
Eddie Edwards vs. James Storm

Eddie Edwards battles Storm furiously! As Davey Richards looks on, Manik moves in. Eddie leaves the ring to step between them. When he returns the ring, Storm powerfully shifts the momentum.

Storm nails some hard offense, then he drags Eddie Edwards to the edge of the ring and chokes with the ring apron. Storm continues his onslaught, until Eddie is able to counter with a kick to the face. Eddie furiously unloads a series of knife edge chops.

Eddie plants Storm with a chin buster from the top rope. Storm kicks out just before three! Storm begins clobbering Eddie Edwards and Sanada distracts the referee. Eddie shoves Storm into Sanada and rolls through for a two count.

Outside the ring, Manik whispers into Davey’s ear. Eddie catches Manik with a baseball slide that sends him crashing against the guardrail. Davey Richards climbs onto the apron and begins arguing with Eddie. As Eddie turns around, James Storm catches him with The Last Call and a three count.


Winner:  James Storm

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Main Event:
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Special Referee: Kurt Angle
Bobby Roode vs. Lashley (c)

Lashley and Roode lock up. Lashley forces Roode into the corner, Angle makes the break. Roode catches Lashley with a chop and they two have a stare down. Lashley grabs Roode and powers him to the mat, then drives him hard into the corner!

Roode fights back with a series of rights and back-to-back clotheslines. Lashley powers back and pounds Roode’s face with some serious shots! Roode counters a clothesline attempt with a crossface, but Lashley reaches the bottom rope with ease.

The action spills out onto the floor and Roode drives Lashley’s face into the guardrail. Lashley comes back with a powerful sidewalk slam on the outside. He rolls Roode back into the ring and locks in a torture rack that he turns into a body drop. Lashley scores with a spinebuster – and he’s in total control.

Roode somehow manages to get his boot up into Lashley’s face. Roode follows up with a neckbreaker and a spinebuster of his own. Roode hesitates in pain for a moment, but gets a two-count.

Lashley powers out. He drives Roode to the mat with a huge spinebuster! Roode kicks out just before three! Lashley inadvertently hits Angle with a massive clothesline, then takes Roode down again! By the time Angle comes around, Roode is able to kick out, again, just before three!

Roode dodges a spear. Roode dodges another spear – but Lashley connects with Angle! Lashley rolls to the outside. Roode leaps from the apron in pursuit. Lashley dodges Roode. Roode dodges another spear from Lashley – this one connects with an IMPACT crew member!

Roode drops Lashley with a Roode Bomb on the entrance ramp. He rolls Lashley into the ring and makes the cover. Referee Brian Hebner flies into the ring and makes the count! Lashley powers out at two!

Lashley catches Roode with a low-blow, then he retrieves his title. Hebner argues with Lahsley and Lashley powers through him with a clothesline! Roode picks up the title and catches Roode with it. He makes the cover, but Angle is slow to count and Roode kicks out at two!

Roode battles back and attempts a Roode Bomb. Lashley grabs the ropes, drops to the apron and hangs Roode on the top rope. Lashley climbs the turnbuckle. Roode grabs Lashley from the top rope – he’s in position for a Roode Bomb, but Lashley counters into a pin attempt. Roode sits down on Lashley’s chest and Angle’s hand makes the three count just before Lashley powers out!

Winner: Bobby Roode (New World Champion)

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Signing the stunning new 2015 Knockouts Calendar! Get it NOW at shoptna.com.

 

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Now a veteran in the locker room, Madison looks on in confidence, making her plans for the night.

 

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Always keeping up with social media you can see more of Madison @MRayneTNA

 

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Deep talk with dear friend and legend in the business Earl Hebner.

 

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Face time with the sweetest part of her life, her daughter Charley.

 

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Glam’ed up and looking like a million bucks!

 

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Excited and ready to GO as Madison Rayne continues to make her mark in the IMPACT Wrestling ring!

The last time that they met, Bobby Roode set the pace for his match with Lashley. He controlled the Destroyer in a way that no one had been able to do previously. He even became the first person to kick out of Lashley's punishing finisher, the spear. However, late in the match, Roode appeared to suffer an injury to his knee. He seemed to slow down and, when he went for the Roode Bomb, he couldn't support Lashley - or his own weight. It was there, Lashley smelled blood in the water and finished the fight - just as he did this past week at Bellator 130.

It's been a few weeks, but are we sure that Roode's knee has recovered? Yesterday, on the eve of Roode vs Lashley II, we caught up with The It Factor of Professional Wrestling to check on his health ahead of the big fight!

"You know, my body has been to war many times, as has every person who has made a career in this business. Walking around injured is part of life. Training injured, wrestling injured, we have to do it - it's in our DNA. When I met Lashley last time, my knee was not ready for the challenge. Picking him up, I could feel my knee giving... Hell, I could feel it shooting through the rest of my body. I don't know if my knee is 100%, but I do know it feels better today than it did that night in New York. I'm dedicated. I am here to win and be champion. My knee is going to be fine..."

Lashley, on the other hand, has his own health on his mind... Just four days ago, Lashley went to war inside the Bellator MMA cage. He came out on top with a stunning TKO finish, but one has to wonder if Lashley is coming into this fight at 100%? The focus, training and wear-and-tear of a rigorous MMA schedule is tough to do when it's your sole focus, but having to also carry the top Championship in another organization is even more difficult to balance. 

Both men have a lot to prove in this match and we have no doubt that, tomorrow night, we will witness one of the most hard fought bouts this year.

It's Roode vs Lashley II and it all goes down on IMPACT tonight at 9/8c on Spike TV!