Friday, August 15, 2014
Wrestling Lockup with Brandon 8.15.14: TNA Impact
Welcome back to another edition of Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat Podcast. Today's edition is the TNA Impact recap from last night's show. Before we get into this week's recap, TNA announced that they will be moving TNA Impact to Wednesday nights, starting next week. Alright now on to this week's recap. Last week we finally seen the end of Team Dixie as she was driven through a table by Bully Ray at the end of the show. Samoa Joe won the finals of the Triple Threat X Division Tournament and was crowned the new TNA X Division Champion. What would TNA have in store this week? Read the recap and find out!
- Last night's show took place from the city of hardcore, New York City. Bully Ray makes his way to the ring to cut a promo. Bully says it's great knowing Dixie Carter is gone and thanks everyone. Bully's Team 3D partner, Devon, makes his way to the ring. Devon talks about how they rid TNA of Dixie when suddenly The Hardy Boys arrive. Matt says it's been a long time since both teams were in the same ring together. Both teams talk about their past history together and we have a match set up tonight as a reward to the fans.
- "#1 Contender’s Elimination Match for the X Division Championship": Low Ki vs Manik vs Crazy Steve vs Homicide vs Tigre Uno vs DJ Z: Uno hits Steve with a springboard splash for the pinfall, eliminating Steve. Manik hits a cradle slam on Uno for the pinfall, eliminating Uno. Manik gets eliminated next as DJ Z uses the ropes for leverage for the pinfall. DJ Z tries to talk his way out of a Homicide/Low Ki beating but takes it like a champ from the duo before receiving a "Gringo Killer" from Homicide for the pinfall, eliminating DJ Z. Homicide and Low Ki are the final two in the match. Homicide goes for the "Gringo Killer" but Low Ki escapes. Low Ki sends Homicide into the turnbuckles with a dropkick and hits the "Ki Krusher" for the pinfall. Low Ki gets a TNA X Division Championship Match against Samoa Joe.
- Rockstar Spud, Ethan Carter III and Rhino come out to the ring to cut a promo. Spud rips on the fans. ECIII is mad because the Carter family was hurt, the fans cheer and wants Bully Ray fired. Kurt Angle arrives and has the trio arrested as they refuse to wrestle tonight. Spud threatens to fight the police and has diplomatic immunity. Spud gets tossed to the mat and handcuffed. ECIII says he knows Carmelo Anthony, is the real wolf of wall street and throws money around. ECIII is handcuffed and he and Spud are escorted out by NYPD.
- Mr. Anderson vs Gunner: Samuel Shaw comes out and tries to talk to Anderson but gets attacked instead. Shaw attacks Anderson until Gunner tries to calm Shaw down.
- "TNA Knockouts Championship, 4 Way Match": Gail Kim (c) vs Velvet Sky vs Angelina Love vs Taryn Terrell: Sky goes for "In Yo Face" but Love breaks it up. Love and Sky argue allowing Terrell the chance to clothesline Love. Kim hits Sky with "Eat Defeat" for the pinfall. Gail Kim retains the TNA Knockouts Title.
- "Six Man Tag Match": Bobby Lashley, Kenny King and MVP vs Eric Young, Austin Aries and Bobby Roode: Aries climbs the ropes but MVP knocks Aries off with his crutches. Aries eats a Lashley spear allowing MVP's team to score the pinfall.
- Abyss is out to the ring to cut a promo. Abyss says Bram has something that belongs to him. Bram and Magnus arrive and Bram has "Janice" in hand. Abyss asks for "her" back but Bram says "she" belongs to him now. Abyss asks for one last match that would involve different weapons that Abyss rattles off. And "Janice" will hang above the ring, first one to grab "her" can use "her". Bram accepts. Magnus mocks Abyss saying "Janice" screwed him twice and is probably the only "girl" to screw him. Abyss attacks Magnus and Bram and gets "Janice" back. Abyss swings it at Magnus but is taken down by Bram. Magnus and Bram escape to fight another day as Abyss vows to show them what a "bitch" "Janice" can be.
- Team 3D vs The Hardy Boys: The Hardy's hit the "Twist of Fate" and "Swanton Bomb" on Devon but Devon kicked out. Matt catches a "3D" and Team 3D score the pinfall. After the match Team 3D help the Hardy's back to their feet and they embrace and raise each others hands to close out Impact.
And that wraps up this week's TNA Impact recap. I will be back next week for the special TNA Impact Hardcore Justice made for TV pay per view. Until then, tap or snap.