TNA IMPACT Wrestling
Location: New York, NY
Date: September 3, 2014
Commentators: Mike Tenay and Taz
Impact opens up with highlights from last week and then earlier today both Roode and EY are shown arriving to the arena separately.
Bobby Lashley comes down to the ring along with MVP and Kenny King. MVP says that Lashley is the World Champion and he will soon be the Bellator Heavyweight Champion as well. MVP says there is not a many in the entire city or even planet that is tougher than Lashley. Before anything else can be said Samoa Joe’s music interrupts them!
Joe comes out and gets in the ring with no fear as Lashley stares him down. Joe gets in Lashley’s face and holds up the X Division Title but Lashley does not budge. A massive “Joe’s gonna kill you chant” breaks out as Joe paces back and forth. Joe says that he is impressed with MVP’s ability to be a hypeman now a days rather than the main act. He says that Lashley has decimated a lot of competition to get where he is and he is a “specimen,” but he takes reservation with MVP saying that Lashley is the toughest man on the planet. Joe says Lashley is not the toughest man on the planet, in the city, or even in the ring right now. Joe gets in Lashley’s face again and challenges Lashley to a match TONIGHT! Joe says they can push the belts aside for a night and see who the toughest really is.
King takes the microphone away from MVP and says that Joe must be breathing in the fumes from all the “fire dancing you people do” because he can’t beat Lashley! Joe decks King and then MVP and Lashley jump on Joe! The Franchise Players beat Joe down in the corner but then security rushes the ring and pulls them away. Lashley says that if Joe wants to fight then he has his fight tonight as MVP tells Joe to prepare to die!
A “warning” message flashes across the screen and says that Havok will arrive tonight.
A vignette hyping up Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell airs. Footage of their classics in 2013 is shown.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Gail Kim (c) vs. Taryn Terrell
This is the rubber match between these two knockouts having faced off in the past in a Last Knockouts Standing and a Ladder Match last year. They split the matches and then Terrell had to take a leave of absence due to Terrell getting pregnant. They began to pick the feud up earlier this year after Terrell’s return but the Beautiful People interrupted it.
Terrell and Gail circle each other and lockup in the center of the ring, they stalemate and shove each other away. Gail ducks under another lockup attempt and rolls Terrell up for a quick near fall. Terrell catches Gail with a drop toehold and then a Monkey Flip. Terrell goes for a suplex but Gail counters into an inside cradle for another near fall. Gail hits a series of forearms and then attempts a running dropkick, but Terrell catches her legs and slams her to the mat. Terrell rolls forward into a Bridging Jackknife for a near fall of her own. Terrell attempts another Monkey Flip but Gail counters into a TKO attempt, but Terrell blocks it and counters into a rollup for another near fall. Gail kicks out and counters into a near fall of her own. Terrell and Gail exchange forearms and then Terrell hits a series of clotheslines. Terrell follows up with a Rolling Neckbreaker and then she climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Clothesline! 1…2…NO Gail kicks out! Terrell climbs back up top but Gail cuts her off this time and climbs up with her.
Gail hits a Frankensteiner off the top and then a Running Clothesline. Gail hits a Flying Armbar on Terrell and follows up with a Running Body Splash in the corner, but Terrell sidesteps her and Gail goes flying through the ropes and into the guardrail at ringside! Terrell climbs out with Gail and tosses her on the apron. Terrell climbs up with Gail but Gail shoves her onto the ring steps and then blocks a right hand attempt from Terrell and counters into a Neckbreaker on the steps! The crowd lost it after that spot and began chanting “better than divas.” A slow motion replay really showed how stiff that spot was for both girls.
As they are almost both counted out Gail rolls back into the ring followed shortly after by Terrell. Gail hits Eat Defeat in the ring, 1…2…NO Terrell kicks out! Gail can’t believe Terrell kicked out and begins hitting her with a series of forearms. Gail goes for Eat Defeat again but this time Terrell blocks it and hits the Taryn Cutter! 1…2…NO Gail kicks out! Terrell climbs up top and hits a Flying Cross Body off the top but Gail rolls through into a pin! 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL TNA Knockouts Champion: Gail Kim via pinfall (rollup)
After the match Gail offers a handshake to Terrell which she accepts and then they hug. Terrell raises Gail’s arm but then some new music interrupts them. A woman wearing a gas mask and a cape looking like a super villain straight out of a comic book arrives through the tunnel. She takes her cape off and climbs in the ring. This is the “Havok” that TNA has been hyping for weeks, for you Indy fans out there that would be Jessicka Havok. Havok clotheslines both Gail and Terrell and then hits the Demon Drop (Kryptonite Krunch) on Terrell! Gail tries to fight back but Havok Chokeslams the absolute hell out of her! Havok hits the Demon Drop on Gail as well! She stacks Terrell and Gail on top of each other and poses over their prone bodies.
MVP approaches EY in the back and says he wants to remind EY that Bobby Roode is always out for himself. MVP says he remembers how Roode used to treat him and how he used to make EY carry his bags. MVP says that EY doesn’t have to trust him but he should trust history.
Bro-Mans are at a club talking about their “Bro-Off” and the knockout that both Jessie and Robbie are going after. Robbie claims Jesse “stole” the Knockout from him and Robbie refuses to acknowledge who the girl is. Jesse says she just texted him and Robbie starts to freak out.
EC3 comes out to the ring with Rockstar Spud as footage of EC3’s attack on Rhino last week is shown. EC3 says that he is sick of everyone from the “mutants of the Manhattan Center” to every single man and woman in the back that has derived some sort of pleasure from Aunt Dixie going through a table. EC3 says that they cheered at an innocent woman getting her back broken by a lunatic. He calls his aunt a saint and charitable but the Carter charity ends now. He says the first victim was Rhino and he will continue to dish out beating after beating to Rhino and those that are accountable for what happened to Dixie. He says that he will continue these beatings until his list of demands have been met. EC3 demands that Bully be fired, the words “hardcore” and “extreme” be banned from TNA because he is sick of living in the past, and he demands that he be shown the respect he deserves. EC3 says he doesn’t want to hear the “you can’t wrestle” chant anymore which of course causes the fans to break out in that chant. They start chanting “CM Punk” and EC3 says that he would love to beat him too. EC3 says his reign of violence will continue because he is a Carter and the world needs him.
Rhino jumps the guardrail and literally throws Spud across the ring before going after EC3! Rhino sets up for a Gore but Spud pulls him out of the ring and they retreat! Rhino says that he wants EC3 in the ring right now so that he can beat the living hell out of him! EC3 says that if Rhino wants to fight then he’s got it and then pushes Spud towards the ring and says that Rhino’s opponent tonight is Spud! Rockstar Spud freaks out as EC3 heads back up the ramp and Rhino stares down at Spud.
In the back a chick stares at Sam Shaw but Shaw just ignores her when Gunner walks up. Shaw apologizes to Gunner for what happened last week and he says that he just wanted to see what it feels like to be a hero. Gunner notices the girl starring at Shaw and says not to worry about it.
Bram and Magnus vs. Gunner and Samuel Shaw
Magnus gets Shaw in a wristlock but Shaw counters into one of his own only for Magnus to reverse it into a side headlock takeover. Shaw counters into a headscissors but Magnus escapes the hold and gets Shaw in another side headlock. Shaw shoves Magnus into the ropes but eats a shoulder block from the former champ. Magnus hits the ropes again but runs right into a big dropkick from Shaw! Magnus answers back with a scoop slam but as he reached down to pick Shaw up Shaw kicked him away. Shaw then hits an armdrag and locks in an armbar. Shaw tags Gunner into the match and they whip Magnus into the ropes and connect with a Double Back Elbow. Shaw hits a Leg Drop and Gunner covers Magnus for a near fall. Magnus elbows Gunner away and tags Bram into the match. Bram attempts a clothesline but Gunner ducks and hits a Knee Lift. Gunner and Bram exchange shots in the turnbuckles.
Gunner just shrugs it away and begins slamming his own head against the turnbuckle getting fired up. Gunner slams Bram repeatedly into the turnbuckles but Bram pokes him in the eyes. Shaw tags himself into the match and checks on Gunner but Gunner shoves him away and tells him to get his head into the match. Bram blindsides Shaw with a Running Elbow for a near fall. Magnus tags back into the match and hits a Vertical Suplex for another near fall. Magnus gets another near fall and then attempts a Powerslam, but Shaw blocks it and attempts a rollup. Magnus holds onto the ropes and then they clothesline each other. Shaw gets the hot tag to Gunner and Bram tags in as well.
Gunner clotheslines Bram and then hits a back elbow and a series of headbutts. Gunner hits a Splash in the corner and follows up with a Slingshot Suplex off the ropes! Gunner knocks Magnus off the apron and then dives off top with a Flying Knee, but Bram avoids it and as Gunner comes down he immediately grabs his knee and sells it like he injured it on the fall. Bram takes the knee out from under Gunner and then rolls him up for the pin.
Winners: Bram & Magnus via pinfall (rollup)
Shaw freaks out about Gunner’s injured knee but Gunner was pissed that Shaw didn’t break up the pin. Shaw even goes after the referee but Gunner screams at him to chill out.
Roode is shown getting ready backstage when MVP walks up and asks if Roode thinks EY will give him a fair fight tonight. MVP asks Roode if he really thinks EY won’t cheat to win tonight and MVP reminds Roode that he used to treat EY like crap and he just talked to EY and he hasn’t forgotten how Roode treated him because some things you can’t forget.
Bro-Mans is still talking about the Knockout they are going after. Velvet Sky walks in and Jesse says he didn’t match up with her but Robbie says he did. Angelina then walks in and Jessie says he matched up with her. Angelina and Velvet flirt with the Bro-Mans as DJ Z looks on. Angelina says there is no need for them to compete against each other because there are two of them and she says as long as they keep BP happy they will keep Bro-Mans happy.
TNA World Title #1 Contenders Match
Bobby Roode vs. Eric Young
Roode and EY lockup with Roode getting EY in a side headlock and then transition into a hammerlock, but EY counters into a Fireman’s Carry Takeover and they stare each other down. They lockup again and this time EY gets Roode in a side headlock but Roode shoves EY into the ropes only to eat a shoulder block. EY hits the ropes and Roode leapfrogs him and then catches him with a Hip Toss. Roode runs over EY with a shoulder block and then runs the ropes but EY leapfrogs him and takes him over with an armdrag.
Roode counters into a headscissors but EY breaks the hold and quickly grabs a side headlock on the mat. Roode fights up to his feet and tries to shove EY off but EY holds onto the headlock and takes him back to the mat. Roode shoves EY into the corner but EY floats over Roode and then slides between Roode’s legs as Roode attempts a clothesline. EY then goes for a dropkick but Roode sidesteps it and attempts an elbow drop, but EY rolls away and then hits a Scoop Slam. EY attempts an elbow drop of his own but Roode avoids it and goes for the Roode Bomb! EY blocks it and attempts the Spike Piledriver, but Roode backdrops EY over the top!
EY lands on the apron and attempts a shoulder block through the ropes, but Roode avoids it and punt kicks EY in the arm! Roode stomps on EY’s arm and then puts him in a wristlock and twists on the arm. Roode puts EY in an armbar but Roode fights him off and shoves him into the ropes. EY hits a Flying Forearm followed by a clothesline and then he attempts to whip Roode into the corner. Roode reverses the Irish Whip but EY flips over the turnbuckles and lands on the apron! EY sets up for the shoulder block through the ropes again and again Roode attempts to kick him as he does it but EY saw it coming this time and hits a Jawbreaker on the ropes. EY climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick! 1…2…NO Roode kicks out!
Roode rolls to the apron and as EY reaches out to grab him Roode catches him by the arm and slams it down across the ropes. Roode then hits an Atomic Drop followed by a High Knee to the shoulder followed by a clothesline! Roode climbs up top and dives off with the Blockbuster! 1…2…NO EY kicks out again! Roode attempts the Payoff but EY blocks it and hits the ropes only to run right into the Double-R Spinebuster from Roode! 1…2…NO EY kicks out! Roode goes for the Roode Bomb but EY blocks it and counters into the Youngblood! 1…2…NO Roode kicks out and EY immediately climbs up top and dives off with a Moonsault! 1…2…NO Roode kicks out again!
EY goes for the Piledriver but Roode counters into the Crossface! EY rolls Roode over into a near fall and then Roode responds with a Crucifix pin for a near fall of his own! Roode attempts a Backslide but EY blocks it and counters into a Spike DDT! 1…2…NO Roode kicks out yet again! EY climbs up top for the Flying Elbow Drop but Roode climbs up with EY only for EY to shove him off! EY hits the Flying Elbow! 1….2…and Roode refuses to stay down! EY goes for the Piledriver again and again Roode blocks it this time with a backdrop. EY attempts a Sunset Flip but Roode blocks it and sits down on EY for a near fall.
EY counters into a rollup for a near fall of his own. Roode stacks EY up for a near fall and EY answers with one of his own! Roode counters into another rollup but this time EY bridges up but Roode catches him with the Roode Bomb! 1…2…3!
Winner & NEW #1 Contender: Bobby Roode via pinfall (Roode Bomb)
After the match Roode and EY shake hands and hug.
In the back Roode says he is exhausted but excited and ready to get his title back. He says that he is finally back in the World Title picture and he is coming to reclaim what is his. He walks into Lashley who stares him down.
We cut to JB with Team 3D where they announce the next match in the Tag Series will be a Tables Match. Bully says if there is one type of match that Team 3D has perfected it is the Tables Match. Bully says everyone is talking about the resurgence of tag wrestling in TNA right now. Bully says he is proud to say that tag team wrestling is back. He says they will end the series next week and once again become Tag Team Champions. He says they will go into the Hall of Fame as Tag Champions. Devon says that the fans will see why they are the greatest tag team of all time…OH MY BROTHER TESTIFY!
TNA X Division #1 Contenders Scramble Match
Tigre Uno vs. Crazzy Steve vs. Zema Ion vs. Homicide vs. Low-Ki vs. Manik
Every wrestler in this match except for Steve and Tigre are former X Division Champions. Low-Ki has been pretty dominant as of late in these multi-man matches. Ki and Tigre will start the match off against each other. Ki kicks Tigre and lights him up with chops and uppercuts. Ki whips Tigre into the corner and charges in but Tigre moves out of the way and connects with a Bicycle Kick! Tigre gets Ki in a wristlock but Ki stops him from leaping to the top and then Powerbombs him! Ki hits a Bridging Fisherman Suplex on Tigre for a near fall before literally every other man breaks it up, remember this is first pin wins. Manik tags Tigre and Ki tags in Zema with a nasty chop! Manik slingshots Zema into the ring and then hits a Springboard Flying Cross Body! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out and Manik hits a European Uppercut.
Manik hits the ropes and does his Spidey Hang where Homicide blind tags him. Homicide whips Zema into the ropes and hits an Overhead Belly-to-Belly Suplex for a near fall before Steve tags Homicide! Steve springs up to Zema’s shoulders and bites him before rolling him up with a Sunset Flip for a near fall! Zema answers with a knee and then hits the ropes and attempts a clothesline. Steve ducks and they clash into each other with cross bodies! Ki and Manik tag back in the match and exchange nasty chops! Manik whips Ki into the corner but Ki floats up into a big Reverse Dropkick to Manik! Homicide blind tags Ki and hits Manik with a European Uppercut but Tigre comes out of nowhere with a Missile Dropkick on Homicide!
Zema grabs Tigre and hits the Hostile Makeover! Steve and Manik whip Homicide and Zema into the ropes but both Zema and Homicide hold onto the ropes. Manik dropkicks Zema and Homicide backdrops Steve over the top to the floor! Homicide and Manik whip Tigre and Ki into the ropes and attempt stereo backdrops but eat stereo kicks instead! Ki and Tigre charge at them but they backdrop Ki and Tigre over the top onto Steve and Zema on the floor! In the ring Manik counters a Gringo Cutta into a backslide for a near fall! Manik lifts Homicide on his shoulders but Homicide counters with elbows and attempts the Gringo Killa! Manik blocks it and attempts the Tiger Buster but Homicide blocks it. Manik climbs up top and dives off right into the Gringo Cutta in midair! Homicide hits the Gringo Killa! 1…2…3!
Winner: Homicide via pinfall (Gringo Killa)
After the match James Storm and The Great Sanada walk down to the ring where Manik is still laid out. Sanada gets in the ring and superkicks Manik! Sanada then drags Manik out of the ring and tosses him at the feet of Storm. Storm slaps Manik and then he and Sanada drag Manik to the back.
Austin Aries comes out to the ring and he talks about what Sanada did to him last week. Aries says that he has never been afraid to fight two on one so if that is the game they are going to play they can play it right now. Storm comes out and reminds Aries that Sanada is The GREAT Sanada now and not just Sanada. He says that Sanada has been reborn and a man that has gone through an awakening. He says Sanada has walked through the light and he welcomed Sanada in open arms just like he will with Manik. Storm says he instills a vision of greatness in these guys, a vision he says that will lead to championships.
Storm calls himself a legend and says he will lead the Revolution. He says that Sanada will be the greatest man to ever come out of Japan and when people think of the word great they will think of the Great Sanada not the Great Muta. Aries says that Storm is being very liberal with the word “great” and when the fans think of “great” they think of just one man, “The Common Denominator of Greatness” Austin Aries.
Aries says that Sanada was a great X Division Champion and he threw that away when he started listening to Storm. He says that Storm is a legend though, a legendary asshole. He says that Storm has been pissing people off in TNA since day one and now he has finally pissed Aries off. Aries says that Sanada pissed off all of Japan when he turned on Muta and Aries didn’t come along. Aries points to the entrance tunnel and Yoshihiro Tajiri comes out!
Sanada and Storm freak out as Tajiri hits the ring and starts brawling with Sanada as Aries goes after Storm! Tajiri and Aries clean house as the heels retreat. Storm slaps Sanada repeatedly and he bows to him as Tajiri and Aries stand tall in the ring.
Backstage Rockstar Spud approaches EC3 and asks him why he has to have this match. EC3 says that Spud has done nothing in defense of Dixie so now it is his time. He says that if he doesn’t like it then there is the door as he points to the exit, but if he still wants his job he better get in the ring.
A vignette hyping up Chris Melendez is shown.
Rockstar Spud w/EC3 vs. Rhino
Rhino hits the ring and Rhino grabs Spud by the throat and tosses him into the corner. Rhino hits a Running Shoulder Block and then a big clothesline. Rhino Gorilla Press Slams Spud way in the air! After every move Rhino stares down at EC3. Spud tries to attack Rhino from behind but Rhino shrugs him off and tosses him into the corner. Rhino chops the hell out of Spud and then throws him clear across the ring! Rhino goes for the Gore but Spud moves out of the way and Rhino hits the turnbuckles! Spud goes to the floor and pulls out a trashcan from under the ring. Spud tries to hit Rhino with the trashcan but Rhino Gore’s Spud into NEXT Wednesday! 1…2…3!
Winner: Rhino via pinfall (Gore)
EC3 turns his back on Spud and leaves him laid out in the ring.
Main Event – Non-Title Match
Samoa Joe vs. TNA world heavyweight champion Bobby Lashley
These two have met before in the past but now both are champions in TNA with Lashley holding the World Title and Joe the X Division Title. Joe and Lashley meet each other in the aisle and start scrapping right off the bat! Joe hits Lashley with a series of jabs but Lashley answers with a back kick and then he tosses Joe into the steps! Lashley slams Joe into the steps again and then he hits Joe with some big right hands and chops. Lashley walks up the ramp and then charges toward Joe but Joe catches him in midair with a Urange Suplex on the floor! Joe just manhandled a 300 pound beast with ease. Joe tosses Lashley into the ring and then hits a Running Back Elbow followed by a Leaping Enziguri!
Joe stomps on Lashley and then does the facewash in the corner. Joe hits the Running Facewash and then he attempts to whip Lashley into the opposite corner Lashley reverses it and hits a series of Running Shoulderblocks on Joe, but as he went for a third one Joe catches him in mid-move with a Guillotine! Lashley almost passes out but he is able to run Joe into the turnbuckles to break the hold! Lashley hits a Neckbreaker for a near fall. Lashley slams his knee into the back of Joe repeatedly before putting him in a Half Nelson. Joe fights the hold off as Lashley transitions right into a headlock. Joe breaks the hold with back elbows and then hits the ropes but Lashley leapfrogs him and hits a clothesline! Lashley taunts the fans after showing off that freaky athleticism. Lashley hits an elbow drop and gets a near fall. Lashley puts Joe in a nerve hold but Joe fights it off with elbows.
Joe hits a big Forearm Smash and then hits the ropes. As Lashley goes for another leapfrog Joe stops this time and catches Lashley with an atomic drop followed by a Mafia Kick! Joe hits the Backsplash Senton for a near fall. Joe shoves Lashley into the ropes and catches him with the Snap Powerslam for another near fall! Joe climbs up top and goes for a Tornado DDT but Lashley cuts him off and then pulls Joe down into the Running Powerslam! Lashley sets up for the Spear but Joe catches him with a Roundhouse Kick and then the Coquina Clutch! Kenny King runs out and climbs up top but Joe crotches him on the top and shoves him to the floor! Lashley nails Joe with a Full Nelson Slam! 1…2…NO Joe kicks out! Lashley follows up with the Spear for the pin!
Winner: Lashley via pinfall (Spear)
1) TNA Knockouts Title: Gail Kim (c) def. Taryn Terrell to retain the title!
2) Bram & Magnus def. Samuel Shaw & Gunner
3) TNA World Title #1 Contenders Match: Bobby Roode def. Eric Young
4) TNA X Division #1 Contenders Scramble Match: Homicide def. Manik, Low-Ki, Tigre Uno, Crazzy Steve, & Zema Ion
5) Rhino def. Rockstar Spud
6) Lashley def. Samoa Joe
Scheduled for Next Week:
-TNA Tag Titles Series Tables Match: Team 3D vs. Hardy Boyz vs. The Wolves
-Chris Melendez debut