Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 9.25.14: TNA Impact

By @BSA1978.

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon is here, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. Today's edition is the TNA Impact recap of last night's show. Impact took place in New York City, home of hardcore wrestling. The highlight of Impact this week was a New York City Gold Rush Series Tournament to crown a new #1 Contender to any title that the winner chooses. Let's get to the recap.

- In Ring Promo with MVP: MVP has a mic before the match even starts. MVP talks smack about not even caring who his opponent is because he'll be victorious.

- "Gold Rush Series Match": MVP vs Low Ki: MVP easily blocks a "Ki Krusher" early and then a second one later in the match. Low Ki hits a "Tidal Krush" and sends MVP to the floor. Low Ki springboards to the floor and takes out MVP. MVP blocks another "Ki Krusher" and dodges a cartwheel "Tidal Krusher". MVP hits the "Drive By" on Low Ki and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage with The Bromans: Robbie E talks about being in tonight's Gold Rush Series Tournament. Robbie E also mentions being on Amazing Race with Brooke Tessmacher.

- In Ring Promo with Robbie E: Robbie E has a mic before his match (Must be run your mouth before your match night). Robbie rips on the NYC crowd and brags about being from New Jersey and tougher then any New Yorker. He's going to prove how tough he is tonight.

- "Gold Rush Series Match": Robbie E vs Yoshihiro Tajiri: Vintage Tajiri, as he locks in the "Tarantula" on Robbie E. Robbie E gets a near pinfall with an implant DDT. Tajiri lands a kick then blows mist in Robbie's face behind the referee's back. Tajiri lands the knockout kick and scores the pinfall.

- Backstage Segment with Rockstar Spud: Spud says he and Ethan Carter III are still friends no matter what people say on the internet.

- "Gold Rush Series Match": Austin Aries vs Knux (w/The Menagerie): Aries hits a suicide dive and takes out The Freak and Crazy Steve at ringside. Knux goes for a "Sky High" but Aries counters with a frankensteiner. Aries lands the "IED" but Knux blocks the brainbuster. Aries hits a series of elbows, hits a second "IED" and hits the brainbuster for the pinfall.

- "Gold Rush Series Match": Magnus vs Mr. Anderson: Magnus jumps Anderson as he made his way to the ring. Magnus blocks the "Mic Check" and rolls to the floor, where he sets a trap for Anderson. Magnus sets Anderson up for his finisher but Anderson counters into the "Mic Check". Anderson covers Magnus for the pinfall.

- "Gold Rush Series Match": Abyss vs Samuel Shaw: Abyss plants Shaw with a choke slam. Shaw gets to the floor, grabs a steel chair and smacks it over Abyss' skull. Shaw thinking he has the advantage gets scooped up and dropped by Abyss with the "Black Hole Slam". Abyss covers Shaw and has the pinfall.

- Recapping the Gold Rush Series. MVP, Austin Aries, Yoshihiro Tajiri, Mr. Anderson and Abyss have all advanced into the Finals. The Finals are next.

- "Gold Rush Series Finals": MVP vs Austin Aries vs Yoshihiro Tajiri vs Mr. Anderson vs Abyss: We have a five man brawl as soon as the bell sounds. Tajiri hits the handspring elbow on Aries. Tajiri tries the "Tarantula" but falls to the floor. Tajiri lands the knockout kick on Aries but Aries puts a foot on the rope at two. Tajiri lands another handspring elbow on Abyss then sprays mist in Abyss' face. Tajiri locks Anderson in the "Tarantula" as Anderson gets back in the ring. Anderson hits a top rope "Finlay Roll" on Tajiri. MVP is in and hits Anderson with the "Drive By". Aries breaks up the pinfall. Aries suicide dives and takes out MVP and Abyss on the floor. Aries goes for "IED" on MVP but MVP counters with a boot. MVP goes for the "Drive By' on Aries but Aries dodges it. Aries rolls up MVP from behind and scores the pinfall to win the Gold Rush Series Tournament. Impact closes out with Aries celebrating his big win tonight.

And that does it for TNA Impact this week. Good show tonight for TNA. Next week, Impact will have the final match of the Tag Team Title Series between Team 3D, The Hardy Boys and The Wolves. If it's anything like their past three matches, it'll be a show stealer.

I'll be back for more wrestling action this week with the following:

- Saturday: Smackdown recap
- Sunday: Weekend 3 Count, News and Rumors recap for 9/22-9/28
- Tuesday: RAW recap
- Next Thursday: TNA Impact recap

Till then, tap or snap.

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