TNA IMPACT Wrestling
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: April 3, 2015
Commentators: Josh Matthews and Taz
Impact “Bell to Bell” opens up with an intro hyping up tonight’s event featuring Bram-Magnus, Roode-EY, and Lashley-Angle II.
Eric Young comes out to the ring and he says that all good things must come to an end. He says that he will write the final chapter to Roode’s career tonight. He says this will be the last “sad story” in Roode’s “sad pathetic career.” Roode comes out and says that history is written by the winners. He says that EY cost him his World Title and then attempted to end Roode’s career, but since then he has beaten EY inside a Steel Cage and he was the last man standing in their Last Man Standing Match. Roode says that EY has been going around saying that as long as he is still breathing he will make sure that Roode never gets another World Title shot. Roode says he is there to make sure he ends this story and ends EY tonight. EY says he is going to make Roode tap out and break his will. Roode says that if EY wants a Submission Match then that is exactly what he will get! Roode says that he is going to make EY’s ass tap out and cry like the little bitch that he is! Roode hits the ring and the fight is on!
“Showtime” Eric Young vs. “The IT Factor” Bobby Roode
This is being billed as the “final encounter” between these two so this should finally be the culmination of the feud. Roode whips EY into the ropes and catches him with a backdrop and then a clothesline sending EY over the top to the floor! Roode tosses EY into the guardrail and then puts the boots to him. Roode tosses EY back in the ring but as Roode started to roll back in EY stomped on him repeatedly. EY whips Roode into the corner and attempts a Splash, but Roode moves and lands on the top turnbuckles. Roode kicks EY off the top and crotches him on the ropes. Roode knocks EY to the floor again and follows him out, but EY rakes his eyes and rolls Roode back in the ring. EY hits a Running Back Elbow and attempts to whip Roode into the corner, but Roode reverses it only for EY to flip over the top turnbuckle and land on the apron. EY attempts a Shoulderblock through the ropes on Roode but Roode moves and then kicks EY and goes to lock in the Crossface! EY quickly gets to the ropes and then bails out to the floor. EY starts to retreat up the ramp but then eats a Northern Lariat from Roode! Roode puts EY in the Crossface on the ramp but the referee reminds him that he can’t win on the outside. Roode throws EY back in the ring and then attempts to whip EY into the corner, but EY reverses it and then Roode attempts to float over the charging EY only to land bad on his knee. Roode sells the knee injury but manages to fight EY off and connect with a Blockbuster for a near fall. Roode continues to sell the knee allowing EY to get a second wind and catch Roode with a knee. EY charges right into the Double-R Spinebuster from Roode! Roode grabs his knee and then collapses to the mat as the referee checks on him.
Back from the break Roode rains down right hands on EY in the corner but as EY pushes him off Roode lands on his injured knee again. EY immediately goes to the Figure Four as Roode screams in pain! Roode manages to crawl to the ropes to break the hold and then he rolls to the floor to get away from EY. EY goes out with Roode and Chop Blocks Roode’s injured knee and continues to stomp on it repeatedly. EY hits a Kneebreaker on the floor and then he slams Roode’s knee across the ring post. EY wraps Roode’s legs around the ring post and twists his injured knee. EY whips Roode into the post again and then rolls him back into the ring. EY whips Roode into the ropes and attempts a dropkick, but Roode holds onto the ropes to avoid him and then attempts a Boston Crab! EY blocks it and kicks Roode away. EY attempts a clothesline but Roode catches his arm and locks EY in the Crossface! EY manages to get to the ropes with his feet to break the hold again. Roode trips EY and locks in him in the Boston Crab! EY manages to get to the ropes again to break the hold and Roode sells his knee like just putting EY in the Boston Crab was hurting him. Roode goes to pick EY up but EY grabs Roode by his tights and tosses him through the ropes to the floor. EY slams Roode onto the ring steps and then pulls Roode’s kneepad down on his injured leg and slams it down onto the ring steps! EY rolls Roode into the ring and trades strikes with Roode in the middle of the ring. EY whips Roode into the ropes but Roode’s leg gives out on him and he falls to the mat. EY quickly grabs Roode’s legs and puts him in the Figure Four again! Roode is able to reverse the hold but Roode has to release the hold because of the pain in his own leg. EY goes for the Figure Four again but Roode kicks him away! EY falls into the referee and then turns around right into the Crossface from Roode! EY taps out but the referee is still down. Roode gets the referee’s attention after releasing the hold and then walks into a Back Heel Kick from EY! EY puts Roode in the Figure Four and the two men start slapping each other before Roode finally succumbs to the pain and taps out!
Winner: Eric Young via submission (Figure Four)
In the back Lashley is shown arriving following shortly by Kurt Angle.
TNA Tag Team Champions the Wolves come down to the ring with Eddie Edwards on crutches. Footage of The Wolves winning the Tag Titles a few weeks ago against The Revolution is shown as they come to the ring. Footage of Edwards’ injury at a One Night Only PPV taping is then shown as well as the actual x-ray showing Eddie’s foot injury.
A visibly frustrated Eddie Edwards says that pro wrestling is a very dangerous sport and every time they come to the ring they risk injury. He says that he and Davey take things to the limit and this time it cost him. He says that he fought through the injury when it first happened but as soon as he got to the back reality settled in. He says they didn’t know how bad it was until he got to the hospital and he says that he fractured his heel. An “Eddie Edwards” chant starts up and Eddie says that he is going to be out for a while so he and Davey cannot defend their titles.
Borash asks Davey if he will try to find another partner to defend the titles, but Davey says that he and Eddie are more than partners they are family. He says that they started this journey together and they went through hell to be able to stand with their “Wolves Nation” to say that they are the best tag team in the world. He said wolves hunt in a pack so without one member there are no Wolves. He says that they have decided that they will relinquish the titles until Eddie can come back and they can once again regain their belts.
Davey places the tag titles on the turnbuckles and then says that whichever team ends up winning those belts The Wolves WILL hunt them down no matter who it is. He says that the Wolves will hunt them, capture them, and tear them to shreds! Davey says no matter how much they get down they will always come back stronger because their hunt never dies.
Backstage Christy Hemme is with Lashley. He says that every time he gets knocked down he always picks himself up. He says that the first time he faced Angle he beat him but he won’t cry about it. He says that Angle has something that belongs to him and he will get it back.
Before the match Angelina grabs the mic and says that she looks the way she does because she has been blessed. Angelina says that she may shake and flaunt what she has, but no one should ever forget how great of a wrestler she is and that she is a record breaking 6-time Knockouts Champion. Angelina says she is sick and tired of hearing about Gail Kim and now that she is free from the constraints that have been holding her back for the last year, Velvet Sky, she is going to prove that she is just as good as Gail if not even better. Angelina then decks Gail and puts the boots her. Angelina whips Gail into the ropes and connects with a clothesline. Angelina follows up with a Running Cross Body for the first near fall of the match. Angelina attempts Lights Out but Gail counters with an armdrag and then a series of forearms. Gail hits a round kick and follows up with a Running Dropkick. Gail attempts to whip Angelina into the ropes but Angelina reverses it and attempts a clothesline, but Gail ducks and then attempts the Spinning Headscissors into an Octopus but Angelina blocks it and hits a Sidewalk Slam for a near fall. Angelina follows up with a Backbreaker and then whips Gail hard into the turnbuckles. Angelina whips Gail into the opposite corner and charges into an elbow from Gail. Gail then springs to the top but Angelina trips her up and follows up with a dropkick to the back of Gail leaving Gail hung up in the ropes. Angelina follows up with a Hanging Reverse DDT on Gail for another near fall. Angelina tosses Gail to the floor and follows her out and slams Gail back first into the ring apron. Angelina whips Gail into the ring steps and then attempts to do it again, but this time Gail blocks it and Russian Leg Sweeps Angelina into the ring apron! Both girls are almost counted out but they both manage to roll back into the ring at the same time. From their knees they exchange forearms and then get to their feet and continue to trade strikes. Gail hits a series of round kicks and then follows up with a Running Clothesline followed by a Flying Armbar! Gail tosses Angelina into the corner and hits a Running Cross Body followed by a Missile Dropkick off the top! Gail gets a near fall and then attempts a Knee Breaker, but her back gives out on her. Gail then goes for the Eat Defeat instead but Angelina shoves her away. Gail springs to the top rope and dives off for a hurricanrana, but Angelina sidesteps her and Gail lands hard on the mat in almost a Powerbomb. Angelina gets a near fall and then as Gail gets back to her feet Angelina hits the Botox Injection! 1…2…NO Gail gets her foot on the bottom rope! Angelina goes for the Botox Injection again but this time Gail sidesteps her causing Angelina to crotch herself in the ropes. Gail hits Eat Defeat and gets the pin!
Winner: Gail Kim via pinfall (Eat Defeat)
The cast of Destination America’s “Ghost Asylum” (redneck version of “Ghost Adventures”) walk into The Revolution’s camp as James Storm has invited them. James said that there was an accident that happened in the barn behind them between friends and someone died. It’s the barn that Storm drags the members of The Revolution, like Manik and Sanada, into. Storm wants the “Ghost Asylum” guys to investigate the barn to see if his “friend” still inhabits it. Storm tells the rest of The Revolution that his granddaddy told him to never go into that barn with your friends. That was corny as hell.
A video package hyping up Magnus-Bream highlighting their history is shown.
Falls Count Anywhere Match
Bram vs. Magnus
Bram and Magnus go right at each other with strikes and then Magnus attempts a clothesline, but Bram ducks and then he hits the ropes and Magnus sidesteps him sending Bram flying over the top to the floor. Magnus fakes out like he is going to dive onto Bram and when Bram moves out of the way Magnus then goes to the apron and punt kicks Bram when he turns around! Magnus repeatedly slams Bram into the guardrail and chops away at him. Magnus hits a European Uppercut on Bram and then drags him up the ramp onto the stage. Magnus attempts to whip Bram into the stage set but Bram counters into a clothesline and then he sets up for a Powerbomb! Magnus blocks it and backdrops Bram onto the ramp. Magnus goes for a Piledriver on the stage but Bram blocks it and then low blows Magnus. Bram hits a Scoop Slam on the stage on Magnus and then tosses Magnus into the guardrail at ringside. Bram slams Magnus’ head into the ring apron and then rolls him back into the ring. Bram charges at Magnus in the corner but he runs right into an elbow from Magnus. Magnus climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick and then charges right into a Spinning Heel Kick from Bram. Bram gets a near fall and starts slamming Magnus’ face into the mat. Bram grabs a chair and starts hitting Magnus in the back and gut with it. Magnus rolls to the floor and Bram gives chase and attempts to whip Magnus into the post, but Magnus reverses it and goes to pick Bram up only for Bram to grab him by the tights and pull him face first into the ring steps. Bram rolls Magnus back in the ring and hits the ropes only to eat a Lariat from Magnus!
Back from the break Bram beats on Magnus was some stiff shots in the corner and then as Magnus climbs up top they again exchange strikes. Magnus grabs Bram by the beard and punches him repeatedly and then hits a Tornado DDT off the top! Mickie James runs down to ringside to encourage her fiancé. Magnus covers Bram and gets a near fall and then Magnus sees Mickie at ringside and tells her to go to the back. The distraction allows Bram to destroy Magnus with a steel chair to the back! Magnus falls through the ropes to the floor and then Bram chokes him with the chair to his throat. Bram wraps Magnus’ head in the chair and slams it into the ring post repeatedly! Bram lays Magnus out on the ring steps and then he goes to pretty much Conchairto Bram with the chair, but decides instead to go after Mickie chasing her into the ring. James Storm runs out and gets in Bram’s face telling him to finish what he started. Storm tells Bram he doesn’t hit women and then Magnus hits Bram with a Big Boot followed by a Lariat to the back followed by the Spineshaker! 1…2…NO Bram kicks out! Bram rolls out to the apron and as Magnus reaches out to grab him Bram nails him in the face with the chair! 1…2…NO Magnus manages to kick out! Bram attempts a DDT on the chair but Magnus blocks it and attempts the Spineshaker again! Bram rakes the eyes of Magnus and hits the Brighter Side of Suffering onto the chair! 1…2…NO Magnus kicks out again! Bram stops Magnus from picking up the chair and kicks it out of the ring. Magnus hits a series of big body shots followed by a European Uppercut and then a MASSIVE Powerbomb! Magnus hits a second Powerbomb and then the Spineshaker! 1…2…3!
Winner: Magnus via pinfall (Spineshaker)
Backstage JB is with Angle and Angle says that Lashley is one of the most dominant wrestler he has ever faced. He says their first match was a dream match and he trained for that match like no other match before. He says that he knows he is in for a war but so is Lashley and he isn’t about to let go of that belt now after not holding it for three years. He says that “bell to bell” there is no one better than him.
During the break Mickie and Magnus are shown talking about the match. Magnus approaches Storm in the back and says he was just looking out for an old friend and smirks at Mickie before saying “good to see again Mickie” and then walking away.
Angle is shown stretching for his match with Lashley followed by Lashley warming up in another place backstage.
A vignette highlights the first Lashley-Angle match.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
“Olympic Hero” Kurt Angle (c) vs. “The Destroyer” Lashley
This is a rematch of their first match a few weeks ago in which Angle won clean. They are doing the big dramatic style entrances followed by boxing style intros for this match like they did for the first match. Lashley and Angle lockup with Lashley quickly taking Angle down to the mat. Lashley gets Angle in a waistlock but Angle manages to reverse him with an armdrag and he quickly puts Lashley in a side headlock. Lashley fights up to his feet and shoves Angle into the ropes before knocking Angle down with a shoulder block. They lockup again and this time Lashley gets Angle in a hammerlock and then transitions into a side headlock of his own. Lashley wears Angle down to his knees but Angle fights back up to his feet and shoves Lashley into the ropes only to eat another shoulderblock! Angle rolls to the floor to get away from Lashley and then he gets back into the ring and they lockup again with Angle getting Lashley in a waistlock. Lashley reverses the waistlock only for Angle to reverse it right back. Lashley counters into another waistlock and takes Angle down again and puts Angle in a front facelock. Angle reverses the hold into a hammerlock. Lashley fights up to his feet and backs Angle into the corner. They break clean and then Lashley goes for a kick but Angle blocks it and then sidesteps a clothesline attempt from Lashley. They lockup yet again and Lashley gets Angle back in a side headlock before Angle shoves him into the ropes and catches Lashley with an Overhead Belly-to-Belly Suplex! Angle follows up with a Release German Suplex and a clothesline that sends Lashley flying over the top to the floor as Angle is getting fired up! Lashley trips Angle from the floor and drags him out to the floor where he slams him down across the ring apron. Lashley tosses Angle back in the ring and hits a Running Shoulder Block on Angle as Angle retreated to the corner. Lashley hits another Running Shoulder Block and then lifts Angle up into the air in a huge Bearhug. Angle fights the hold off and hits the ropes only to eat a knee from the challenger for a near fall. Lashley quickly puts Angle in a waistlock and then slams his knee into the back of Angle before putting him right back in the waistlock. Angle fights up to his feet and breaks the hold with a series of elbows followed by right hands. Angle whips Lashley into the corner and charges right into a boot from Lashley. Lashley hits an Elbow Drop for a near fall as we go to a break.
Lashley continues to work over Angle in the corner with round kicks and then he cannonballs down across the back of Angle. Lashley lays into Angle with repeated strikes before taking him down with a Snap Suplex for another near fall. Lashley whips Angle into the ropes but Angle holds onto the ropes so Lashley charges at him only to get backdropped over the top to the floor. Lashley rolls back into the ring and begins exchanging strikes with Kurt. Angle ducks a clothesline attempt and hits a series of Rolling German Suplexes! Lashley blocks a third one with a series of elbows and then hits a Spinebuster for a near fall. Lashley rains down right hands on Angle and then misses wildly with a big right hand and eats another series of Rolling German Suplexes! Again Lashley blocks the third attempt this time by grabbing the ropes. Angle hits the ropes and Lashley leapfrogs him and then catches Angle and hits a Running Powerslam! 1…2…NO Angle kicks out! Lashley attempts the Spear but Angle sidesteps him and hits a Belly-to-Belly Suplex followed by the Rolling German Suplexes again! Angle hits the third one this time and then hits the Olympic Slam! 1…2…NO Lashley kicks out! Angle immediately locks in the Angle Lock but Lashley fights it off only for Angle to drag him back to the center of the ring! Lashley rolls through sending Angle flying through the ropes to the floor! Lashley follows Angle out and tosses Angle into the steps repeatedly and then rolls into the ring to break the ten count. Lashley Snake Eyes Angle onto the guardrail! Lashley rolls Angle into the ring and then hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex showing off his strength! Lashley sets up for the Spear as it looks like Angle’s head is bleeding from the top. Lashley destroys Angle with the Spear! 1…2…NO Angle still manages to kick out and Lashley cannot believe it! Lashley climbs up top but Angle cuts him off and climbs up with Lashley! Angle hits a Super Olympic Slam off the top! 1…2…NO Lashley still manages to kick out! Angle climbs up top and attempts a Diving Moonsault but Lashley rolls out of the way and then he puts Angle in his own Angle Lock! Angle refuses to tap to his own hold and counters by rolling through sending Lashley head first into the turnbuckles! Angle rolls Lashley up and gets the pin! What a match! Lashley argues with the referee that he got his shoulder up before the three. The replay shows that Lashley’s shoulder was clearly up but the referee was in bad position behind Angle as he made the count.
Winner & STILL World Champ: Kurt Angle via pinfall (rollup)
1) Submission Match: Eric Young def. Bobby Roode
2) Gail Kim def. Angelina Love
3) Falls Count Anywhere Match: Magnus def. Bram
4) TNA World Title: Kurt Angle (c) def. Lashley to retain the title!
Scheduled for Next Week:
-The Rising vs. Beat Down Clan