Impact Coverage by Bobby James
July 17, 2014
From the Manhattan Center in New York City, IMPACT Wrestling opens with Kurt Angle reintroducing TNA’s iconic 6-sided ring!
Taz enters through the crowd and says he was part of the last wrestling revolution – the crowd chants “ECW!” Taz declares that the locker room is full of men and women who will lead the next wrestling revolution – “The mood is about to change!”
Bully Ray and “The Innovator of Violence” Tommy Dreamer enter the IMPACT Zone. Bully praises NYC as the greatest wrestling city on the planet and promises tonight will take the wrestling world by storm! He vows to make good on his promise to put TNA President Dixie Carter through a table!
The crowd chants “We want tables!” Tommy Dreamer takes the mike and reminisces about a special night in 1997 – when wrestlers like Bully Ray and himself were given national exposure for the first time. He thanks fans for their continued support.
EC3 and Rhino interrupt. EC3 says Bully is only putting his Aunt D through a table over his dead body. Rhino threatens the crowd and says they should respect EC3 because he’s a Carter, to which they respond, “You sold out!”
As EC3 begins to talk, the crowd chants “You can’t wrestle,” to which EC3 replies, “I disagree – I’m very good!” Then he refers to NYC as “The big crap-ple!”
Bully Ray and Tommy Dreamer attack!