Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 1.20.16: TNA Impact #IMPACTonPOP

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, has returned with your TNA Impact Recap Edition.

TNA Impact took place in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, this week. This week Matt Hardy puts it all on the line, as he battles Ethan Carter in a Last Man Standing Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and with Matt Hardy's career on the line. Will we see a new champion crowned, or the end of a Hardy in TNA? Kurt Angle searches for his next opponent in his "Retirement Tour". Awesome Kong gets a shot at Gail Kim and the TNA Knockout's Championship.

*** TNA Impact ***

- Jeff Hardy Promo: Jeff calls out brother Matt and wants to talk about the career decision he made with EC3. Jeff calls the Hardys risk takers, complements Matt on making Jeff the man he is today, but calls Matt's decision risky. Matt says he let his family down, his career is at a cross roads, but he'll beat EC3 tonight and put everything back in line. Matt says he'll make everyone proud and Jeff finally approves. Tyrus interrupts and heads to the ring. Tyrus says Matt made a mistake and his time in TNA is over. Tyrus says everything he's done in TNA has been about business, Jeff made things personal making fun of Tyrus and Tyrus demands a match with Jeff.

- Tyrus vs. Jeff Hardy: The match closes out with, Tyrus working on Jeff's leg. Tyrus drags Jeff to the ring post and grabs a steel chair. The referee orders Tyrus to drop the chair, but Tyrus shoves the referee away and catches a DQ. After the match, Tyrus goes for his Spike finisher, but Jeff counters with a Twist Of Fate.
Winner: Jeff Hardy, by DQ.

- TNA announces the return of Feast Or Fired next week.

- Backstage, The Wolves talk about Beer Money and saving them for last after beating the best teams in TNA. Abyss attacks from behind and Crazy Steve laughs at The Wolves.

- "TNA Knockout's Championship Match": Gail Kim (c) vs. Awesome Kong: The match closes out with, Jade of The Dollhouse distracting Gail. Gail wipes out The Dollhouse with a cross body. Gail hits Kong with a couple clotheslines and a neck breaker for a near fall. Jade again gets on the apron, but The Beautiful People arrive to help Gail. BP and DH brawl on the floor. Gail hits Eat Defeat on Kong and drops Jade on top of Kong to score the pinfall.
Winner: Gail Kim, by pinfall, to retain the TNA Knockout's Championship.

- Beer Money Promo: Storm and Roode call out Eric Young and Bram cause they want to kick some ass tonight. Eli Drake and Jessie Godderz interrupt instead. Godderz and Eli say that Beer Money should be called Midlife Crisis and they'll break them. Storm says they wrote a check their ass can't cash. Storm and Roode begin brawling with Eli and Godderz, setting up an impromptu match.

- Eli Drake and Jessie Godderz vs. Beer Money: The match closes out with Eli and Godderz in control, but Beer Money come back and quickly end Eli and Godderz with the double team DWI for the pinfall.
Winners: Beer Money, by pinfall.

- Kurt Angle Promo: Angle says every bump he's taken the past 20 years has been worth it, he's proud of the match he had with Drew Galloway last week and wants to have more five star matches. Bobby Lashley appears and interrupts Angle. Lashley talks about his history with Angle, how much he respects Angle and would like one more match against him. Angle accepts Lashley's challenge. Lashley promises to whip Angle's ass.

- Mike Bennett vs. Pepper Parks: The match closes out with, Bennett making quick work of Parks. Bennett hits a clothesline, a running boot, a vertical suplex, a spine buster and finally the Falcon Arrow to score the pinfall.
Winner: Mike Bennett, by pinfall.

- Backstage Matt and Reby Hardy talk Jeff Hardy into going to the hospital to get his leg looked at. Matt promises Jeff that everything will be ok if he leaves the arena.

- Backstage, Ethan Carter says Matt Hardy can't beat him and promises to send Hardy home without his career and in an ambulance.

- "TNA World Heavyweight Championship, Last Man Standing Match (Matt Hardy's Career On The Line)": Ethan Carter (c) vs. Matt Hardy: The match closes out with, Matt countering a TKO with a Twist Of Fate. Matt than low blows EC3 and hits another Twist Of Fate. Matt takes EC3 to the apron and hits a third Twist Of Fate off the apron and through two tables. EC3 gets up at 9. Matt lands another Twist Of Fate with EC3's head in between a chair. EC3 gets up at 9. Reby Hardy tosses Matt a hammer to use, but EC3 lands a low blow and hits the One Percenter. Tyrus hits the ring and turns his back on EC3 by dropping him with the Big Ending. EC3 stunned over Tyrus' turn is still able to get up at 9. Matt grabs the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and uses the title to beat EC3 unconscious. EC3 is counted out and Matt Hardy wins the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Winner: Matt Hardy, by Knockout, to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

- Matt Hardy HEEL TURN Promo: Matt says he's the real champion, he just beat the unbeatable, calls the TNA fans insignificant, his wife Reby helped him open his eyes and realize if he wanted something bad than he'd just take it. Matt says Tyrus made the right business decision by joining with Matt and we are now entering the "Big Money Matt" Era of TNA. Matt grabs a steel chair and drives it down across the back of EC3's head and Reby spits on EC3 to end the show.

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