Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, has returned with your TNA Impact Recap Edition. Impact returned from hiatus this week, after leaving Destination America and debuting on their brand new channel, Pop TV.
*** TNA Impact ***
- Dixie Carter Promo: Dixie kicks off Impact and states she chose Pop TV because the network is centered around the fans and plans to make 2016 TNA's best year. Ethan Carter and Tyrus arrive and interrupt Dixie. EC3 reminds us how he beat Kurt Angle to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, defended it like a true champion and then his own Aunt robbed him of it. Dixie tells EC3 to take a good long look in the mirror, says Matt Hardy won the title fairly and asks EC3 how he felt robbing Hardy of that. Matt Hardy makes his way out to the ring next. Hardy calls EC3 boring, states that the fans were robbed and it's Hardy's destiny to get back the title. Eric Young suddenly hits the ring and joins EC3 and Tyrus in a 3-On-1 beat down on Hardy. Bobby Lashley hits the ring for the save, puts Tyrus in a sleeper and back body drops EY. Hardy suicide dives to the floor and takes everyone out to end the segment.
- "Semi-Finals Of The World Title Series": Ethan Carter (w/Tyrus) vs. Bobby Lashley: Tyrus wastes no time getting involved in the match, body slamming Lashley, as EC3 distracted referee Earl Hebner. The match closes out with, Lashley landing a series of shoulder blocks to the gut of EC3. EC3 counters the Dominator with a jawbreaker and gets a near fall TKO. Lashley counters the One Percenter with elbows to EC3. Lashley lands a power slam and goes for the spear. Tyrus grabs Lashley's ankle, forcing Lashley to stop and nail Tyrus with a punch. EC3 sends Lashley face first into the turn buckle, rolls up Lashley and scores the pinfall. EC3 advances to the Finals.
Winner: Ethan Carter, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Bobby Roode states he challenged anyone from any promotion to face him tonight for the TNA King of the Mountain Championship. He'll prove why "It Pays To Be Roode".
- Kurt Angle Promo: Angle thanks the fans, runs down his career accomplishments, states it's an exciting time for TNA to be on Pop TV and officially announces he'll be stepping down soon. Angle wants to have high caliber matches on his farewell tour and has decided his first choice for next week's main event is Drew Galloway. Galloway comes to the ring and meets with Angle. Galloway thanks Angle and won't let this challenge slip away. Jesse Godderz heads out and interrupts Angle and Galloway. Godderz wants the honor cause he's the future of wrestling. Eli Drake comes out next, claims to be the future of wrestling and mocks Godderz for being on Big Brother. Drake did realize, however, that he and Godderz could team up and wipe out Angle and Galloway together. Drake calls Galloway a cross eyed waste of space. Angle tells Drake to shut his mouth and asks for an impromptu match right now. All four men begin brawling, until Drake and Godderz finally run off to end the segment.
- Backstage, Jeff Hardy says that even though the doctors are checking on Matt, nothing is stopping Matt from winning tonight.
Winner: Matt Hardy, by pinfall.
- Backstage, a mystery man arrives at the arena.
- Backstage, Eric Young is flipping out over his loss and says everyone is going to pay.
- Backstage, Ethan Carter and Tyrus confront Jeff Hardy. EC3 says Matt is living in Jeff's shadow. Jeff states Matt is his own person and has never lived in Jeff's shadow. EC3 walks off as Tyrus and Hardy stare each other down.
- "King of the Mountain Championship Match": Bobby Roode vs. Bram: Bram returns to TNA and answers Roode's open challenge. The match closes out with, Roode going for the Roode Bomb, but Bram drops Roode across the top rope. Both men go to the floor, where Bram ricochets Roode back and forth from apron to barricade. Back in the ring, Bram hits a leg lariat for a near fall. Roode is back up, unloads on Bram, hits the Roode Bomb for the pinfall and retains the title.
Winner: Bobby Roode, by pinfall, to retain the TNA King of the Mountain Championship.
- Backstage, pregnant Angelina Love promises that The Beautiful People have the perfect replacement for her tonight against The Dollhouse, that hates the DH just as much as the BP do.
- Backstage, James Storm and Bobby Roode say that Eric Young and Bram made a huge mistake. This Friday at TNA One Night Only, Beer Money is back. BEER....MONEY!!
Winners: The Beautiful People and Gail Kim, by pinfall.
- Backstage, Matt Hardy is with his wife, Reby Sky, and kid and dedicates his match to them.
- Backstage, Drew Galloway thanks Kurt Angle again. The Wolves interrupt and want a tag match this Friday. Jesse Godderz and Eli Drake interrupt and want in too. A triple threat tag team match is made official at TNA One Night Only
Winner: Ethan Carter, by pinfall, to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
This closes out TNA Impact.