A video package kicks off IMPACT Wrestling recapping MVP’s removal from power, the instatement of Kurt Angle as the new Director of Wrestling Operations, and the rehiring of Bobby Roode.
Kurt Angle says tonight is about celebrating TNA’s freedom and that tonight is his “Red, White, and Blue Throwdown!” Angle rehires Earl Hebner before announcing tonight’s matches: EC3 vs. Bully Ray in a Tables Match! The Wolves vs. BroMans Jessie Godderz and DJ Z vs. Knux and The Freak of the Managerie in a triple-threat Tag Team Championship match! Angelina Love vs. Gail Kim for the Knockout’s Championship! Eric Young vs. Bobby Lashley in a rematch for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship!
Samoa Joe enters the IMPACT Zone as Kurt Angle is about to leave the ring. Joe says Kurt Angle is no different than his predecessors and that Angle covets the World Heavyweight Championship above all else. Joe says he’s sure that as soon as Angle’s knee is healed, he’ll abuse his power to book himself in a TNA Championship match.
Joe says Angle was “bought and brought” to TNA, whereas he fought his way to the top. Angle says Joe’s problem is that he gives his all some nights, but gives less other nights.
Joe says, “I am pro wrestling!” before cautioning Kurt Angle to be careful what he wishes for.
Backstage: MVP and Bobby Roode confront one another. As Roode approaches MVP, Kenny King attacks from behind.