TNA IMPACT Wrestling
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: November 25, 2015
World Title Series: Group X-Division Sudden Death | Tigre Uno vs. DJ Z vs. Manik
*Two will advance to the Round of 16.
Tigre Uno and DJ Z work against Manik, sending him through the ropes and off the apron. DJ Z sets up a springboard moonsault, but Tigre Uno catches him with an enziguri that downs him on the apron. Tigre Uno sends DJ Z off the apron with a running dropkick.
Tigre Uno takes down Manik and DJ Z with a moonsault from the turnbuckle. When the action returns to the ring, Manik applies a submission to Tigre Uno that DJ Z interrupts. Tigre Uno sends DJ Z out of the ring and delivers a chin breaker to Manik.
Manik’s quick to recover and applies a backpack submission to Tigre Uno while applying a Boston Crab to DJ Z! The hold’s broken and pin attempts ensue. Tigre Uno and Manik find themselves on the apron and simultaneously springboard toward DJ Z, colliding mid-air. DJ Z scores a double tornado DDT!
DJ Z pins Manik to advance to the Round of 16!
Manik counters a sunset flip from Tigre Uno to score his own two-count. They trade blows and when Tigre Uno’s whipped into the ropes, he comes out flying with a modified stunner! Manik just kicks out before three!
Tigre Uno moves for a springboard corkscrew, but Manik counters and sits into a pin. Tigre Uno’s out but rolled into a cross armbreaker. He fights his way to the bottom rope, forcing the break. Manik attempts a back suplex from the corner, but Tigre Uno counters. Manik picks his ankle, sending him face-first into the ring post.
Manik sets up a neckbreaker that Tigre Uno spins out of. He sends Manik into the turnbuckle with a German suplex. He follows with a split-legged moonsault to score the three-count.
Tigre Uno advances to the Round of 16.
Result: DJ Z and Tigre Uno def. Manik
World Title Series: Group UK | Rockstar Spud vs. Drew Galloway
Rockstar Spud couples his speed and height disadvantage to evade Galloway early on. Galloway eventually catches up, but Spud sends him through the ropes with an armdrag. Beyond the ring, Galloway powers Spud into the apron and then flips him up, onto his shoulder. He runs toward the ring post, but Spud counters and then Galloway misses a spear, crashing head first into the stairs.
Spud hurries into the ring with the official and the count begins. Galloway just slides under the ropes at nine. Spud makes a cover, but Galloway’s out; Spud scales the ropes. He dives toward Galloway, but he’s caught and spun into a backbreaker! Galloway charges again, but this time rams into the ring post!
Spud unleashes his underdog fury and connects with an enziguri! He signals for the Underdog, but Galloway lifts out of it and delivers a clubbing blow that downs Spud on the apron. Galloway sets Spud up for a powerbomb from the apron, but he appears conflicted and breaks the hold.
Spud sends Galloway over the top rope with a kick to the face. When Galloway rises, Spud plants him with a diving DDT! Galloway powers out at two and connects with a neckbreaker and the Claymore for the victory.
Result: Drew Galloway def. Rockstar Spud (Galloway advances to the Round of 16
World Title Series: Group UK | Bram vs. Grado
Bram rolls up Grado for the three-count.
Result: Bram def. Grado (Bram advances to the Round of 16)
World Title Series: Group Future 4 | Micah vs. Jessie Godderz
Micah sends Jessie into retreat, but after taking him down from the apron, Jessie returns the action to the ring and sends Micah face-first into the turnbuckle before delivering a backbreaker.
Jessie connects with a huge standing dropkick before dragging his forearm across the bridge of Micah’s nose. Micah regains control soon after and delivers a big clothesline and body drop. Jessie uses the bottom rope to stop the count.
Micah catches Jessie with a Samoan drop, but misses a diving headbutt! Jessie sinks into the Adonis Crab and forces the submission.
Result: Jessie Godderz def. Micah (Jessie advances to the Round of 16)
Kurt Angle’s Future
Angle says the European tour in January will be his retirement tour for TNA.
World Title Series: Group Tag Team Specialists | Davey Richards vs. Robbie E
Davey and Robbie drag one another around the ring in a blur of offense, defense and counters. Robbie scores a series of armdrags before applying a shoulder hold. Davey’s out quickly and sends Robbie through the ropes with a dropkick.
Davey misses a running kick from the apron, which allows Robbie to connect with a rolling senton! Robbie’s caught with an exploder suplex and clothesline once the action returns to the ring. Davey applies a cloverleaf variation, but Robbie forces the break. Robbie and Davey come to blows until Robbie takes advantage with a series of clotheslines and a two-count.
Robbie delivers the Boom Drop for another two-count! Then they trade a series of pin attempts that culminate with a double stomp from Davey! Davey goes up the turnbuckle, but misses a second double stomp. He offers Creeping Death instead to secure the victory.
Result: Davey Richards def. Robbie E (Davey advances to the Round of 16)
World Title Series: Group Wildcard | Crazzy Steve vs. Kenny King
Kenny King flips out of a hammerlock and catches Steve with a drop toehold. Steve’s up and checks King with a spinning shoulder. He retrieves his bike horn but is floored for his antics. Steve regains control and honks at King before connecting with a springboard hurricanrana!
Crazzy Steve scores a series of two-counts before being caught in a Royal Flush!
Result: Kenny King def. Crazzy Steve (King advances to the Round of 16)
Backstage: Austin Aries says that Lashley will need to be perfect and greater than “The Greatest Man that Ever Lived” in order to advance to the Round of 16.
World Title Series: Group Champions | Austin Aries w/ Thea Trinidad vs. Lashley
Lashley overpowers Aries, but Aries’ speed takes over and he scores with a series of shots in the corners. He drives Lashley face-first into the ring post before dropping his arm over the top rope. Lashley’s sent into the opposite corner with a missile dropkick.
Lashley powers out of the corner with a clothesline before sending Aries outside. He rolls Aries back into the ring and sets up for a delayed vertical suplex. Aries counters with several knees to the head, forcing Lashley to drop to one knee. Lashley, however, will not be denied and rises with Aries still in position to receive a vertical suplex!
Lashley counters a discuss forearm with a belly-to-belly suplex! He sets up a spear, but Aries dodges Lashley connects with the ring post. Lashley sends Aries over the top rope, but he connects with a neckbreaker on the ropes. Aries scores another missile dropkick!
Lashley powers out and lifts Aries off the mat to deliver a running powerslam! He scores a two-count as the 5-minute warning flashes on the screen. Aries separates himself and plays opossum, luring Lashley into a Last Chancery!
Lashley counters by pressing Aries up. Aries drops out of the slam attempt and delivers a discuss forearm and running dropkick! Aries motions for a brainbuster, but Lashley counters with a belly-to-back suplex! He rushes in for a second spear as Aries rises, but misses and drops to the outside.
Aries leaps for a suicide dive – but he catches his feet on the ropes and takes a nasty head-first landing into the guardrail! Lashley rolls him into the ring and sets up for another spear that Earl Hebner tries waving off.
Lashley lifts Aries to his feet twice – both times he collapses. The third time, Aries delivers a chop, but Lashley runs him over with a clothesline. Lashley tries for another spear, but Aries sits out of it and locks in the Last Chancery as the 1-minute warning flashes!
Lashley forces his way to the ropes and breaks the hold. Aries attempts a 450 splash, but Lashley rolls out of the way and delivers the spear to pick up the win.
Result: Lashley def. Austin Aries (Lashley advances to the Round of 16)
The Round of 16 – Match-up Reveal
Ethan Carter III vs. DJ Z
Bram vs. Davey Richards
Lashley vs. Drew Galloway
Mahabali Shera vs. Eli Drake
Tigre Uno vs. Gail Kim
Eric Young vs. Kenny King