TNA IMPACT: No Surrender
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: August 5, 2015
Commentators: Josh Matthews and the Pope
Tonight we’ll see Matt Hardy vs. EC3 in Full Metal Mayhem for the TNA world title.
We see a Roddy Piper graphic to start the show.
Bram vs. Mr. Anderson
The two brawl all over the ringside area, going back and forth. They spend very little time in the ring before Bram slams Anderson on the ring apron, sending them back outside. The ringside brawling continues until Bram lands a big elbow inside the ring.
Anderson fights back, and the two trade strikes. Anderson drops Bram and gets a two count. Bram delivers a superplex and an Edge-O-Matic, followed by a spinning heel kick for a near fall. A clothesline for Bram doesn’t get the job done, either. Bram grabs Anderson’s mic, but gets small packaged for the pin.
Winner: Mr. Anderson via pinfall (small package)
Bram attacks Anderson after the match and calls him pathetic.
– Jeremy Borash is backstage with the Hardy Boyz. They say Matt is going to become the next TNA World Champion.
– James Storm comes out and says everyone failed him. He says those who failed him will pay for their mistakes. Khoya comes out and Storm berates him. Khoya hits him with a Sky High and says his name isn’t Khoya, its Mahabali Shera.
– We see a video package of the Taryn Terrell/Gail Kim feud.
– James Storm challenges Khoya to a match tonight.
Doll House vs. Gail Kim
Taryn dips outside, and makes Marti attack Gail. Kim quickly disposes of both Marti and Jade, but Marti comes back in with a Northern Lariat and a flip neckbreaker. Taryn tags in and tries to make the pin, but Gail kicks out and eats a German suplex and a kick in the ass from Jade.
Gail Kim fights back and Taryn runs away. The ref apparently doesn’t care that Jade and Marti are both in the ring. Gail hits Eat Defeat anyway for the pin.
Winner: Gail Kim via pinfall (Eat Defeat)
– We see a preview of Drew Galloway vs. Eli Drake.
Drew Galloway vs. Eli Drake
The two brawl in the entrance way and Galloway gets the advantage with a back body drop onto the floor. Eli Drake tries to leave, but Galloway clotheslines him on the ramp. Drake eventually posts Galloway and goes to work with punches to the head.
Galloway counters with a clothesline and a tossing suplex, followed by a German into the corner. Eli Drake rolls Galloway up while Blind Man Hebner counts the three.
Winner: Eli Drake via pinfall
– Bully Ray is backstage and tells Brian Hebner he’ll be the senior referee when his dad retires. Bobby Roode shows up and asks why the career vs. name match between Aries & Spud was made. Bully blames it on Aries, and Roode accuses Ray of taking money out of his pocket. Roode says he’ll make sure Aries doesn’t lose. Ray says he’ll make sure the best man wins.
Name vs. Career Match
Rockstar Spud vs. Austin Aries
The two trade holds, but Spud can’t keep up with Aries, and gets dropkicked right in his grill. Aries drives Spud to the ground, and lands the pendulum elbow before applying a chinlock. Aries drops Spud’s head over the ropes, and hits a missile dropkick.
Spud fights back with a series of forearms, and hits a cross body for two, followed by an enziguri. A kneebreaker and back suplex stop him in his tracks, and Aries locks on the Last Chancery. Spud manages to get to the ropes, but is dropkicked hard in the corner. Spud cradles Aries for two, and walks into a couple of big elbows.
Aries lands a brainbuster, and Spud somehow kicks out at two. Spud battles back and knocks Aries to the outside and follows with a huge crash and burn. A flying cross body gets two from Spud, but Aries places him on the top rope. Spud hits a Super Underdog for the win.
Winner: Rockstar Spud via pinfall (Super Underdog)
– Austin Aries is done with TNA. He raises Spud’s hand and hugs him after the match. He’s seen backstage saying goodbye to Roode.
James Storm vs. Mahabali Shera
Storm low bows Shera right out of the gate and attacks him. After several minutes on the offensive, Storm is driven into the corner and hits Shera with a cowbell, causing the DQ.
Winner: Mahabali Shera via DQ
– Bully Ray is down backstage. Dixie Carter is in disbelief. Jeff Jarrett offers his services to run Impact for one week.
TNA world championship Full Metal Mayhem match
TNA world heavyweight champion Ethan Carter III (w/ Tyrus) vs. Matt Hardy
Hardy strikes first with punches and a bulldog, but EC3 fights out of the Side Effect for a clothesline. EC3 grabs a chair and slams Hardy’s head into it while taunting him. Hardy has none of it, and Side Effects EC3 through the chair. A hiptoss into a ladder from Hardy follows.
Hardy sets up the ladder and starts the climb, but EC3 bashes him in the leg with a chair as we cut to a commercial break. We come back to see EC3 getting pushed off the ladder, followed by having his gonads crushed in the corner. Hardy follows up with a big neckbreaker to put him in control of the match. Hardy places EC3 on a table and sets up for a moonsault, but gets powerbombed through the table!
EC3 gets to the top of the ladder, but gets powerbombed off the ladder by an ailing Hardy. Matt bridges a ladder between the ring and a set of stairs, but gets slammed onto it from the apron by EC3. Carter is unable to capitalize, as Hardy hits a Side Effect on the ring apron. Hardy connects with a huge leg drop through a table.
Hardy is climbing, but gets cracked with a chair yet again. Both men are fingertips away from the championship, and Hardy grabs it. EC3 attacks Hardy’s knee and grabs the title.
Winner: Ethan Carter III to retain the TNA championship