TNA IMPACT Wrestling
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: January 19, 2016
Report by Joshua Lopez for WrestleZone.com
Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy In-Ring and Tyrus In-Ring Promo:
Jeff asks his brother Matt to come down to the ring, so they can discuss the agreement Matt made with EC3 last week. Jeff said that The Hardy’s made a career out of being risk takers. Jeff said that he’s the wrestler he is today because of Matt. Jeff says that tonight feels a little bit too risky. Matt said that he let his family down when he lost to EC3. Matt said that his career is at a cross road and tonight he will put everything on the line. Matt says tonight he will finally defeat EC3. Jeff says that Matt knows what EC3 is capable of. Matt says that EC3 drives this professional wrestling game with his ego.
Matt said that he’s going to make Jeff, his family and the TNA fans proud tonight when he defeats EC3 in the Last Man Standing Match to become the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Jeff says that if Matt believes it then the creatures will believe. Tyrus comes out to interrupt the Hardy’s. One wrong idea leads to dream’s becoming nightmares. Tyrus said that Matt made a mistake and his time is over. Tyrus said that everything he’s done so far in TNA was about business, but now Jeff made things personal. Tyrus said that Jeff made fun of him. Tyrus challenges Jeff to a match. Jeff Hardy says let’s have a match right now.
First Match: Tyrus vs. Jeff Hardy
Hardy with a side headlock to Tyrus. Tyrus knocks Hardy down with a shoulder tackle. Tyrus with forearms to the ribs of Hardy. Jeff lands a series of right hands, but Tyrus sends Jeff to the corner. Hardy goes for a dive off the top rope, but he falls down to the mat. Tyrus proceeds to work on the leg of Hardy. Tyrus with an elbow drop to the left knee of Hardy. Tyrus goes out of the ring and drags Hardy to the steel ring post. Tyrus grabs a chair from ringside and referee Brian Stiffler tries to take the chair away from Tyrus, but Tyrus shoves Stiffler down and Tyrus gets disqualified. After the match Tyrus goes for the spike, but Hardy counters with the Twist of Fate.
Winner: Jeff Hardy via DQ
TNA Programming Alert:
The annual Feast or Fired Series Return to TNA Next Week. Beer Money, Rockstar Spud, Eric Young, Bram, Grado, Aiden O’Shea, Robbie E, Drew Galloway, Chris Melendez, Jessie Godderz and Eli Drake will be the participants.
The Wolves, Crazzy Steve and Abyss Backstage Segment:
Richards said two years ago they walked into TNA and they’ve overcome the best in wrestling. He said they saved the best for last in Beer Money. He said Beer Money has no one to fight, but they are two gunslingers looking for a battle. Crazzy Steve showed up on the set with new face paint and a sinister laugh. Abyss knocked down one of the Wolves from behind and Crazzy Steve squatted over him and laughed.
Second Match: Gail Kim (c) vs. Awesome Kong w/The Dollhouse for the TNA Knockouts Championship
Kong bumps Gail in the chest. Kong with chops and forearms to Gail in the corner. Kong shoves her boot down Gail’s throat. Kong with a headbutt that sends Gail to the corner. Kong with a bodyslam. Kong goes for a running splash, but Gail ducks out of the way. Gail with an armbar submission hold to Kong. Gail rolls Kong up for a two count. Kong with a clothesline. Gail with a Tornado DDT to Kong.
Gail goes on the ring apron, but Jade distracts Gail. Gail lays out The Dollhouse at ringside with a flying crossbody. Gail with two running clothesline, but Kong stands still. Gail with a neck breaker for a two count. Jade hops on the ring apron. The Beautiful People come down to the ring to attack The Dollhouse. Kong goes for the Back Fist, but Gail counters with the Eat Defeat. Gail launches Jade onto Kong to pick up the victory.
Winner: Still TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim
Beer Money, Eli Drake & Jessie Godderz In-Ring Promo:
Storm spoke about how it’s been five years since he and Roode teamed together as Beer Money. Roode worked up the crowd by asking if they wanted to see them kick some ass. They called out Eric Young and Bram. Eli Drake and Jessie Godderz came out instead. Drake said Beer Money should actually be called Midlife Crisis. Godderz took the mic and said they won’t just beat Beer Money, they will break them. Storm said they wrote a check that their ass can’t cash. Storm and Roode attacked Drake and Godderz on the floor. The teams fought around the ring
Third Match: Eli Drake & Jessie Godderz vs. Beer Money
Beer Money, Drake and Godderz fought around the ring. Storm rolled Godderz inside the ring and apparently it became a match because the referee was there and started enforcing rules. Drake and Godderz isolated Storm early on. Storm and Roode eventually came back and did their Beer Money dance and hit the DWI on Godderz to pick up the victory.
Winner: Beer Money
Kurt Angle & Bobby Lashley In-Ring Promo:
Angle says that every time he comes down to the ring it feels like the first time. Angle says that he’s been walking down the ramp for almost 20 years. With every reception it makes every bump worth it. Angle said that the match he and Galloway had last week was a five star match. Angle says that this is the type of matches he wants to have on his farewell tour. Bobby Lashley comes out to interrupt Angle. Lashley talks about the first time Lashley and Angle met 14 years ago.
Lashley thanked Angle for the praise. Lashley waited for the perfect time to have a match with Angle because to be the man you have to beat the man. Lashley talks about the amazing match with Angle in England last year. Lashley said that he’s never been the same since he lost the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Lashley challenges Angle for one last match. Angle says that Lashley is the most dominant performer he ever faced. Angle says that he backs down to nobody. Angle accepts Lashley challenge and it’s real, it’s damn real. Lashley said that he will beat Angle’s ass and he walks to the back.
Fourth Match: The Miracle w/Maria Kanellis vs. Pepper Parks
Bennett and Parks locked up. Bennett with an armdrag to Parks. Parks with right hands to Bennett in the corner. Bennett with a super kick to Parks. Bennett with a series of right hands. Bennett with a running clothesline and a running boot. Bennett with a delayed vertical suplex. Bennett with a body slam. Parks with a kick to the head of Bennett. Bennett with a spine buster to Parks. Bennett with a Falcon Arrow to pick up the victory. After the match Bennett says that he’s here to make a kingdom of miracles.
Winner: The Miracle
Rebi, Matt and Jeff Hardy Backstage Segment:
Rebi told Matt that he had to do something now. They both entered Jeff’s locker room with their won. Jeff had ice on his knee. Matt told Jeff that he had to go to the hospital now. Reby told Jeff to think about his daughter Ruby. Matt assured Jeff that he would be fine. Jeff said he would go call his wife Beth, and then limped out of the room
Ethan Carter III Backstage Promo:
EC3 says that Matt Hardy can’t beat him. It is honorable but he will not beat him. Matt there is no shame in being a family man, Maxwell the most important part of his life. EC3 has his family, the gold is his. EC3 says that Matt is going home in ambulance. Behold the pale rider, his name is death and hell is on its way.
Fifth Match: Ethan Carter III (c) vs. Matt Hardy in a Last Man Standing Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Hardy with a series of right hands as the bell rings. EC3 spears Hardy and lands a series of haymakers. EC3 with chops to Hardy chest. EC3 and Hardy head to the outside. EC3 drops Hardy on the barricade at ringside. EC3 sends Hardy rib first to the steel ring steps. EC3 suplex Hardy on the ramp. Hardy gets back up at the count of 8. EC3 brings out a table. EC3 with a running clothesline to Hardy. EC3 sets up another table at ringside. Hardy Irish whips EC3 face first to the steel ring post. Hardy put EC3 on the tables. EC3 knocks Hardy off the top rope.
EC3 goes to suplex Hardy through both tables, but Hardy suplex EC3 back into the ring. Hardy with three running leg drops. Coming out of the commercial break Hardy knocks EC3 down with a ladder. Hardy bounces EC3 head off the turnbuckle. Hardy goes to the outside and brings out another table. Hardy rolls the table into the ring. Hardy sets up the table in the middle of the ring and also sets up the ladder. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate, but EC3 counters with a clothesline. EC3 puts Hardy on the table. EC3 puts Hardy through the table diving off the ladder inside the ring.
Hardy gets back up at the count of nine. EC3 goes for the TKO, but Hardy counters with the Twist of Fate. Hardy with a low blow to EC3. Hardy with the Twist of Fate to EC3 off the ring apron through the two tables outside the ring. EC3 gets back up at the count of 9. Hardy brings out multiple chairs. Hardy puts EC3 head in the middle of a chair. Hardy connects with the Twist of Fate to EC3 with the chair on his neck. EC3 gets back up at the count of 9. Reby gives Hardy a hammer out of her diaper bag. Hardy goes to attack EC3 with the hammer, but EC3 lows blows Hardy. EC3 with the 1 % Percenter. Tyrus comes down to the ring. Tyrus picks EC3 up and connects with the Big Ending. EC3 gets back up at the count of nine. Hardy attacks EC3 with the title belt to pick up the victory.
Winner: New TNA World Heavyweight Champion Matt Hardy
Matt Hardy Promo:
Hardy says that he’s the real World Heavyweight Champion. Crowd chants “Hardy Sucks”! Tonight he defeated the unbeatable for him. Hardy ended the streak for him and he won the TNA World Heavyweight Title for him. Hardy said that he came to TNA with the best intentions. Hardy calls the TNA fans insignificant. Hardy said that Reby told him to start taking. Hardy said that Reby is the voice of reason. Hardy said that Tyrus made the right business decision. It’s the era of “Big Money Matt” aka The Iconic Matt Hardy. After that Hardy attacks EC3 in the back of the head with a chair. Reby spits at EC3.
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