Last week, IMPACTWrestling.com spoke to the current TNA World Tag Team Champions, The Wolves. Both Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards expressed that they need this victory Wednesday night on IMPACT to validate their place in tag team history.
The Wolves made the stipulation for the match and they decided to make it a match that has become synonymous with The Hardys and Team 3D over the years. So, while The Wolves know what's at stake, choosing the Full Metal Mayhem stipulation is nothing short of admirable.
Matt Hardy reached out to IMPACTWrestling.com and pulled no punches when discussing this epic match coming up Wednesday night.
"No tag team on Earth can compare to the Hardys, especially when it comes to navigating their way around a Full Metal Mayhem war zone full of tables, ladders & chairs. During our final tag title series match, you'll witness our expertise in the match WE put on the map."
Hardy went on to say, "Let's be honest, the wrestling fans in this industry recognize and respect our extreme expertise in this match - and TRUE wrestling fans want nothing more than us to win and become the new TNA World Tag Team Champs."
It is highly anticipated and something that has everybody buzzing. Wednesday is becoming Wrestling night in America for reasons like this: Full Metal Mayhem and the passion shown by our superstars. We will have more tomorrow leading into this incredible contest.
One day before Bound For Glory, Team 3D were inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame. The most decorated tag team in history accepted the honors in-front of a huge crowd in Tokyo. Now, they turn their focus to their next matchup at TNA's biggest Pay-Per-View event of the year. For Team 3D, the stakes couldn't be higher. Obviously, the team would love to celebrate their Hall of Fame induction with a big win but, also, it is worth noting that Team 3D has never lost a match inside the country of Japan.
However, Tommy Dreamer and Abyss would love to crash the party in epic fasion. What better way to do so than by picking up a win over the newly-christened Hall of Famers. Take into account that both men, Dreamer especially, have a long and storied past with Team 3D make this a battle for the ages - and one that you can only see this Sunday on Pay-Per-View!
Celebrate the legacy of Team 3D with us and then watch them in-action at Bound For Glory! What better way to spend your Sunday than hearing one of the most feared sentences in professional wrestling: "Devon... GET THE TABLES!!!"
Oh my brothers, testify!
Check out the full Bound For Glory card and details here!
Tomorrow on IMPACT, it's going to be a blockbuster night! It's a must-see moment, set your DVR, but this is appointment viewing. The show will be headlined by Full Metal Mayhem!
The Tag Team Title series between The Hardys, The Wolves and Team 3D has been intense and violent, it has brought injuries and intrigue and it concludes tomorrow with Full Metal Mayhem. Anything goes and the team that climbs the ladder to secure the titles leaves with not only the gold, but the respect of the wrestling world as well.
Executive Director Kurt Angle announced earlier this week that HAVOK's next opponent will be determined tomorrow night on Spike TV. It's Angelina Love vs. Madison Rayne vs. Taryn Terrell in a Triple Threat Match. Who will step up and go on to face HAVOK?
Bobby Roode continues to look for answers from Lashley in regards his World Title challenge. Will The Destroyer face Roode?
What is the future of EC3 and Spud's friendship? EC3 has demanded that Spud enter the ring for a face to face tomorrow and has made it clear that he's made a decision regarding Spud's fate... and future!
Plus, James Storm and The Great Sanada battle Low-Ki and Tigre Uno just four days away from their Bound For Glory main event tag team matchup against The Great Muta and Tajiri.
It's a loaded IMPACT Wrestling tomorrow night on Spike TV. Stay current with IMPACTWrestling.com for everything IMPACT!
Sunday night, TNA Wrestling takes Bound For Glory to the Land of the Rising Sun! Our biggest show of the year emanates from the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan and features an intense grudge match between a teacher and his former student. It will be The Great Muta and Tajiri facing off against the reborn Great Sanada and his new mentor, James Storm.
When The Great Sanada first came to TNA, he was simply known as Sanada - the very best student that The Great Muta had. He arrived in TNA with a hardworking attitude and quickly captured X-Division gold, a title that he would go on to hold for the better part of the 2014.
However, things took a turn when Sanada lost the X-Division Title and began to associate with James Storm. Storm was seen backstage, on multiple occasions, abusing Sanada and telling Sanda that he knew there was a more fierce side to the Japanese superstar that no one had seen.
Things all changed at the Manhattan Center. The Great Muta had come to New York City for a rare appearance to announce Bound For Glory in Japan and then decided to wrestle. After his match, James Storm and Sanada hit the ring, with the latter turning on his mentor and beating The Great Muta down with a chair.
Since that moment, we've seen a terrifying new version of the former X-Division Champion. With coaching from Storm, The Great Sanada was born - and has become a feared wrestler in-and-out of the ring. Sunday night, The Great Muta will meet the reborn Sanada for the first time as he and his long-time friend Tajiri take-on The Great Sanada and his mentor, James Storm.
Will The Great Muta exact revenge on the man who took his protege to the dark side or will The Great Sanada and James Storm engulf The Great Muta and Tajiri, leaving room for only one "Great" Japanese wrestler? We find out Sunday night on Pay-Per-View at Bound For Glory!
Find the full card for Bound For Glory by clicking here!
While Gail Kim still recovers from a separated shoulder, Kurt Angle has reached a decision in regards to the next Number 1 Contender for The Knockout's Championship.
Wednesday night on IMPACT, three Knockouts will compete in a Triple Threat Match with the winner going on to challenge HAVOK. It will be Angelina Love, Taryn Terrell and Madison Rayne this Wednesday night!
IMPACTWrestling.com reached out to the three Knockouts for their opinions on this forthcoming encounter.
Angelina Love: "It's time for me to break MY OWN record and become the 7-time TNA Knockouts Champion. Don't let this Beautiful People barbie doll exterior fool you, I've challenged and BEAT competitors of all shapes and sizes. Is HAVOK intimidating? Without a doubt. Do I want, need and DESERVE another opportunity at the Championship? Yes I do! And I'll start this Wednesday night when I face Madison Rayne and Taryn in a #1 Contenders match. I GOT THIS."
Madison Rayne: "I've been waiting patiently for my opportunity to get a shot at the Knockouts Title for awhile now. When I lost the title earlier this year, it was to Angelina. The most recent #1 contenders match I had, I lost to Taryn. But I don't feel that I'm going into this match the underdog. I'm going into it to win. To get that match with HAVOK and to beat her. That title means I've accomplished something and not having it doesn't sit well with me. As for stepping in the ring with HAVOK, it wouldn't be my first time. I've been in the ring with her before and I can't think of a more intimidating opponent to have staring me down wanting to beat me, but I'm not afraid of her. The bigger they are, the harder they fall and the easier they stay down for the 1-2-3!"
Taryn had little to say, "I'm focused on this triple threat first and then I can think about HAVOK."
As you can see, it's going to be a very pivotal and important night Wednesday on Spike TV as Kurt Angle continues to make bold decisions. Angelina Love, Madison Rayne and Taryn Terrell compete in a Triple Threat Number One Contenders Match for the Knockouts Championship. A match HAVOK will be watching closely!
Last week on IMPACT, Bobby Roode made his intentions crystal clear. Roode wants The TNA World Heavyweight Championship at any cost and demanded that he get another shot one-on-one against The Destroyer, Lashley.
Roode felt he was close, very close to defeating Lashley in their last encounter and in that, Booby Roode thinks he's found the combination to unlocking the path to defeat Lashley. However, Lashley let MVP do the talking - and MVP turned down the challenge on behalf of the champion. This has people talking.
Whispers are traveling through the locker room that perhaps Lashley doesn't want to face a hungry and determined Roode. Will those whispers turn to roars if Bobby Roode continues to make demands? Will Lashley quell those demands? Will others see this as an opportunity to take a shot at a distracted champion?
This is a shark tank and Lashley is the biggest shark here, but also wears the biggest target, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Frenemy: it's become a popular word in pop culture over the past couple of years. We all have them, frenemies, those we loathe, but still tolerate. Those we secretly wish ill on, but smile when they succeed. Those that think of us as a true friend or even a bestie, but who we disregard as tolerable.
Well, Rockstar Spud has always looked at Ethan Carter III as his best friend and EC3 has always looked at Spud as an "employee." EC3 said it best when he told Spud last Wednesday on IMPACT, "my friends have trust funds and go to yacht clubs."
EC3 even demanded Spud cry on the spot and laughed in Spud's face in a very uncomfortable scene.
All of us agreed with Eric Young that Spud should have punched EC3 on the spot, but what would Spud do after that? Where would the little guy go?
See, Spud truly loves EC3 like a brother and sadly that love isn't reciprocated. What will happen next between these two frenemies? Find out Wednesday night on Spike TV at 9/8c to see how far EC3 will go to embarrass or embrace Rockstar Spud.
EC3 is demanding Spud enter the ring and accept his fate and future. How will Spud respond? Either way a decision has been made.
Each week, IMPACTwrestling.com will host a blog from Robbie E as he and Knockout Brooke journey across the globe on CBS’ The Amazing Race. You can follow their journey on Fridays at 8/7c on CBS and then come to IMPACTWrestling.com to get Robbie’s inside scoop!
The race this past week was insane. All over London, bro!!! Just like when Maximum IMPACT 7 comes around in January. Here are my personal highlights from Episode 2.
- I don't speak British and never will. I can't understand that language, bro!
- Brooke needs more confidence, and I should not point a gun at her... That might help, bro! (see above)
- Traffic in London is terrible. Worse than the turpike, bro!! What's up with that?
- I'm terrible at marching (but great at picking on the dorks in marching bands).
- Punting isn't just for footballs. It's also some weird boating thing. And Robbie E is good at both. BOOM!!!
- I'm a really fast runner.
- NJ arms are nicely toned, bro.
We came from behind and made it to Winston Churchill's birthplace in 7th place. Not the best, but we never gave up when we were in last place and we're going to build on that in the next leg, bro.
Brooke killed it. Robbie killed it. Brobbie tho! See you next week!
Check out Episode 2 of The Amazing Race here!
Since the premiere of The Amazing Race this season, #TheWrestlers have been the hot talk on social media! Robbie E and Brooke are traveling around the world on the Emmy Award-winning hit show every Friday at 8/7c. Watch their journey and join the conversation by tweeting with the hashtag #TheWrestlers!
Robbie E and Brooke are headed to England for the next stop of the Amazing Race! Last week, #TheWrestlers started slow but finished the first leg in Fourth Place and now they hope to take things to the next level!
Now, IMPACTWrestling.com can exclusively deliver you a sneak preview of tonight's episode. As you can see here, Brooke and Robbie are struggling with a challenge. Will they get back on track or will their race end in Oxford?
Don't miss The Amazing Race, every Friday at 8/7c on CBS!
If you missed Episode 1, you can catch up by watching it here or checking out Robbie's blog here.