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IMPACT Results/Video/Photos: Jeff Hardy returns, new X Champ, Lethal Lockdown teams

News and Results from Thursday's (February 28) broadcast of IMPACT WRESTLING on SpikeTV - the countdown to Lockdown continues!

- Bully Ray kicked off the broadcast, sending a warning to The Aces and 8s! He then introduced his Lockdown opponent, the returning World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, who said he welcomed the match against Bully Ray on March 10 and offered to shake his hand. Out came Christopher Daniels and Kazarian to interrupt and verbally bash Hardy and Bully! In turn, Bully Ray spit Daniels' Appletini in his face, tossed them from the ring with Hardy and challenged them to a match later!

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- Velvet Sky defeated Tara (with Jessie) to retain the Knockouts Championship! Gail Kim - Velvet's opponent at Lockdown - joined the broadcast for commentary during the bout.

- One-half of the World Tag Team Champions, Austin Aries, defeated Hernandez after using Hernandez's own chain on him with the referee's back turned.

- After challenging RVD earlier, Kenny King beat Rob Van Dam to become the NEW X Division Champion!

- The Aces and Eights came out to reveal their Lethal Lockdown team of Devon, Anderson, D.O.C, Garett and Knox! Out came "The Icon" Sting, who introduced his Team TNA of Sting, Samoa Joe, James Storm, Magnus and the returning Eric Young! Young hit the ring behind the Aces and joined his teammates in tossing them out!

- In the monthly Gut Check match, it was Lei'd Tapa vs. Ivelisse Velez! Velez beat Tapa after forcing her to tap out to a choke submission! Next week, the ladies will face the TNA Judges!

Watch video profiles on each competitor: LEI'D TAPA | IVELISSE VELEZ

ajstyles- Footage was shown from TNA cameras in Georgia, interviewing AJ Styles' wife and close friend. During the interview process, Styles returned home - looking a lot different from when fans last saw him. Styles refused to speak to cameras and left on his motorcycle.

- Back in the ring, Robbie E brought out Robbie T to try to apologize for what happened last week. Robbie E even did a Bro Off for Robbie T - and called Robbie T the Bro Off champion! Robbie E left the ring and let Robbie T have the spotlight - but it was all a trick! Robbie E ended up smashing Robbie T in the head with the VIP Entrance sign! However, before Robbie T could get revenge, Robbie E ran from the ring!

- In the tag team main event, World Champion Jeff Hardy and Bully Ray defeated the "Bad Influence" of Christopher Daniels and Kazarian after Bully Ray helped Hardy hit the Swanton on Daniels for the pin and win!

- To end the broadcast, Kurt Angle infiltrated The Aces and Eights clubhouse and fought off the gang! Angle managed to unmask the VP of the gang and saw his identity, but the gang got to Angle and attacked him before he could show the world who it was!