Thursday, October 8, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 10.8.15: #TNA Impact Wrestling

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE. It's time for this week's TNA Impact recap for the week.

- This week's Impact took place at the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida. Some highlights to this weeks show included: TNA President Dixie Carter and head writer Billy Corgan revealed another huge announcement. What became of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship now that Matt Hardy vacated it, due to Ethan Carter filing an injunction? Dixie Carter and Billy Dorgan announced a TNA World Title Series to crown a new champion, which started tonight. All that and a lot more, let's get to the recap.

- TNA Impact opens up with a recap of Ethan Carter and his actions at Bound For Glory, Matt Hardy vacating the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, due to EC3 threatening Hardy with an injunction, due to controversy, Matt Hardy giving his comments about the whole situation, Hardy promising there will be no controversy the next time he wins the TNA World Title and the TNA World Title Series is announced by Dixie Carter and Billy Corgan.

- TNA World Title Series Rules: There will be 32 men and women competing, it's a round robin tournament, with 8 groups of 4. There is also a point system in the tournament. The first 4 of 8 groups are announced and are as follows.

- Group Wildcard: Aiden O’Shea, Crazy Steve, Mahabali Shera and Kenny King

- Group Knockout: Madison Rayne, Awesome Kong, Brooke Tessmacher and Gail Kim

- Group United Kingdom: Bram, Rockstar Spud, Grado and Drew Galloway

- Group Champions: Austin Aries, Ethan Carter III, Mr. Anderson and Bobby Lashley

- Backstage, Drew Galloway says Bound For Glory was a huge night for him, feels bad for Matt Hardy, won't let this opportunity pass him by and will take out everyone and claim the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

- Drew Galloway defeated Bram, by pinfall: The match closes out with Galloway slamming Bram, Bram rolls out to the floor and tries to leave. Galloway stops Bram, lands some chops and back suplexes Bram on the ring apron. Back inside the ring, Galloway hits the running knee on Bram, covers and scores the pinfall. Galloway picks up 3 points for the pinfall.

- Backstage, Gail Kim says TNA is where women can succeed, she's taking full advantage of her opportunity and winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

- Brooke Tessmacher defeated Gail Kim, by pinfall: The match closes out with Brooke hitting a facebuster, but misses a top rope elbow. Gail applies the ring post figure four to soften Brooke's legs. Gail drags Brooke into the middle of the ring and goes for the figure four submission. Brooke counters, small packages Gail and picks up the pinfall. Brooke picks up 3 points for the pinfall.

- Backstage, Ethan Carter says this tournament should be called the EC3 Memorial Screwjob Series, he's the only true champion, he deserves better then this and finds it funny how Austin Aries came back just in time for this opportunity.

- Rockstar Spud defeated Grado, by pinfall: The match closes out with Spud landing a chokeslam and gets a near fall. Spud goes for his version of an AA, but Grado counters out. Grado goes for a superkick, but Spud counters and hits a stunner. Spud follows that up with the Underdog, covers and scores the pinfall. Spud picks up 3 points for the pinfall.

- Backstage, Tyrus talks about his Bound For Glory Gauntlet victory, he'll always have Ethan Carter's back, but if EC3 wins the World Title Series, things will get interesting

- Austin Aries vs. Ethan Carter Goes To A Time Limit Draw: The match closes out with both men trying to hit their finishers on each other. Time expires and neither man can score the victory. After the match EC3 attacks Aries and goes for the One Percenter. Aries counters and plants EC3 with the brain buster. A time limit draw gives Aries and EC3 1 point a piece

- Backstage, Mr. Anderson says he's in the toughest group of the tournament, can't wait to get his hands on Ethan Carter, but needs to get past Bobby Lashley tonight first.

- Awesome Kong defeated Madison Rayne, by pinfall: The match closes out with Rayne going on offense, hitting an Oklahoma Roll for a near fall, a cross body for another near fall, an enziguri and a top rope drop kick for yet another near fall. Kong connects with a back fist and nails Rayne with the Implant Buster. Kong covers and scores the pinfall. Kong picks up 3 points for the pinfall.

- Backstage, Bobby Lashley likes the World Title Series, he's apart of the best that TNA offers and victim number one will be someone he highly respects, Mr. Anderson.

- Matt Hardy Promo: Matt Hardy says Bound For Glory was a dream come true and it was great to have his family there. Hardy says Ethan Carter's injunction is holding TNA hostage. Hardy promises to do what needs to be done to win the World Title Series and get back his TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

- Bobby Lashley defeated Mr. Anderson, by pinfall: The match closes out with Anderson hitting a drop kick for a near fall. Anderson applies an arm lock and plants a boot on Lashley. Lashley hits a running shoulder block and drops Anderson with a spine buster. Anderson fires back and hits three rolling slams and gets a near fall. Lashley spears Anderson in half, covers and scores the pinfall. Lashley picks up 3 points with the pinfall.

- TNA Impact closes out and here's an update on the World Title Series scoreboard.

Group Champions: Bobby Lashley 3 Points, Austin Aries 1 Point, Ethan Carter III 1 Point, Mr. Anderson 0 Points

Group Knockouts: Awesome Kong 3 Points, Brooke Tessmacher 3 Points, Gail Kim 0 Points, Madison Rayne 0 Points

Group United Kingdom: Drew Galloway 3 Points, Rockstar Spud 3 Points, Grado 0 Points, Bram 0 Points

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