Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 2.3.16: TNA Impact Wrestling

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. Ethan Carter returned to TNA after getting taken out and losing his TNA World Heavyweight Championship to Matt Hardy a few weeks back. Bobby Lashley's stalker, Raquel, returned this week. Maria Bennett looks to fix the Knockout's Division. Drew Galloway battled Tyrus. Matt Hardy defended the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle.

*** TNA Impact ***

- Impact kicks off showing Ethan Carter leaving his hotel and demanding an interview later.

- The Hardy Family Promo: The fans chant for Jeff Hardy, but Matt says Jeff isn't here because karma piledrived him through a table last week. Reby says everyone always said Matt lived in Jeff's shadow, but she never believed it or seen it that way. Reby says Jeff is jealous of Matt and that led to Jeff getting taken out again. Eric Young and Bram arrive and EY says Jeff isn't coming back because of what he did to him and he took Jeff's career. EY has no issues with Matt, but reminds him the world title goes through him. Tyrus and Bram go nose to nose, as Kurt Angle interrupts. Angle has great news for Matt, tonight Matt has to defend the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Kurt Angle in his farewell tour. Matt isn't surprised by Angle's backstage politics, says his farewell tour is about to become a permanent retirement match. Angle says his career ends when he says so and he may be outnumbered but he's kicking Hardy's ass tonight. Matt dares Angle to come to the ring and out come Beer Money. Beer Money says tonight will be a fight and in this business it's about making money and kicking ass. Beer Money promise a fair fight for Angle as they brawl with EY and Bram. Abyss, Crazy Steve and The Wolves all run out and join in the fight. Beer Money and The Wolves plan on taking them out in a hardcore match, tonight.

- Backstage, Drew Galloway promises to become the next TNA World Heavyweight Champion, with his Feast Or Fired briefcase. Tyrus interrupts and tells Galloway to forget it and walk away. Galloway reminds Tyrus that he's still the #1 Contender to the title and maybe he should better his career instead of being a bitch. Tyrus says Galloway just asked for it and walks away.

- Bobby Lashley vs. Aiden O’Shea: The mysterious woman named Raquel, comes out and watches Lashley. The match closes out with Lashley hitting a body slam, a series of clotheslines, a delayed suplex and finally the spear on Aiden, for the pinfall. After the match, Raquel tells Lashley she'll bring him pain or pleasure and will see him again.
Winner: Bobby Lashley, by pinfall.

- Maria Bennett Promo: Maria says women's wrestling needs a miracle, a leader, someone to point you in the right direction and claims its her. Maria says she's going to fix the Knockout's Division. Gail Kim comes out and interrupts. Gail respects but questions Maria. Maria says she's a business woman, Gail is just a wrestler, but can help Gail become mainstream. Maria says Gail stinks as the TNA Knockout's champion. Gail tells Maria to put her boots on and fix the problem than. Maria and Gail shove each other, until Maria finally leaves.

- Backstage, Beer Money thank The Wolves for backing them up. The Wolves say they know exactly what Beer Money wants. Storm says they want to solidify their legacy. The Wolves and Beer Money begin to argue until Bobby Roode gets everyone back on track for tonight.

- "Eight Man Tag Team, Hardcore Match": The Wolves and Beer Money vs. Eric Young, Bram, Abyss and Crazy Steve: The match closes out with, Roode hitting a spinebuster on EY. Abyss plants Roode with a chokeslam. The Wolves double team Abyss and Edwards hits the double foot stomp on Abyss. Bram sends Edwards into the ring post. The Wolves and Beer Money hit a four way suplex on Bram, EY and Crazy Steve. Abyss is back in and hits a double clothesline on The Wolves. Abyss hits the Black Hole Slam on Edwards. Roode and Bram start brawling on the floor, as EY and Storm brawl up the ramp. Beer Money, Bram and EY brawl to the backstage area. Steve spits mist in the face of Richards and Abyss hits Richards in the face with one of the tag team titles to score the pinfall.
Winners: Abyss, Crazy Steve, Eric Young and Bram, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Drew Galloway tells Kurt Angle he was honored to wrestle him. Angle says Galloway is a great athlete and will lead this company. Angle promises Galloway a world title match after he wins the title from Matt Hardy.

- Tyrus vs. Drew Galloway: The match closes out with, Galloway hitting a flying forearm off the top rope on Tyrus. Galloway goes for the Future Shock DDT, but Tyrus counters and sends Galloway to the corner. Tyrus hits a heart punch to Galloway and goes for a power bomb. Galloway counters with a power bomb of his own. The lights suddenly go out and Maria Bennett appears. Maria tells Galloway his miracle is here. Mike Bennett cracks Galloway in the head with the Feast Or Fired briefcase and asks Galloway if he believes in miracles now.
Winner: Drew Galloway, by DQ.

- Backstage, Kurt Angle says it's been an honor to wrestle some of the greats in TNA the past decade. Bobby Lashley interrupts and says it would be fitting if Angle wins the world title and then their match in the United Kingdom would be for the title that Angle took from Lashley in the past.

- "TNA X-Division Championship Match": Tigre Uno (c) vs. Trevor Lee (w/Shane Helms): Helms was supposed to face Uno, but says he's not ready, so Uno is  fighting Trevor Lee. The match closes out with, Lee sending Uno to the floor. Uno hits a springboard off the steel steps and takes Lee out with a head scissors. Back in the ring, Uno counters a german suplex and gets a near fall rollup. Uno goes for an enziguri, but Lee counters with a double stomp. Lee hits a fisherman buster on Uno and scores the pinfall, to win the title.
Winner: Trevor Lee, by pinfall, to win the TNA X-Division Championship.

- Ethan Carter Promo: EC3 talks about being undefeated, realized that during that time he was acting like a piece of shit and it all came to him when he lost to Matt Hardy. EC3 says winning is an addiction and its something he never wanted to end. EC3 says he doesn't run from his problems, has already booked a flight to the United Kingdom and is bringing hell with him to reign down on Matt Hardy.

- "TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match": Matt Hardy (c) (w/Reby Hardy and Tyrus) vs. Kurt Angle: The match closes out with, Angle getting a near fall Angle Slam. Angle goes on a german suplex spree and hits six of them on Hardy. Angle goes for a seventh, but Hardy grabs referee Brian Hebner. Hardy uses the distraction to hit a Twist Of Fate on Angle and getting a near fall. Hardy goes for another Twist Of Fate, but Angle counters with another series of german suplexes. Angle goes to the top rope, but Reby and Tyrus distract Angle. Hardy leaps up and Angle and hits a Super Twist Of Fate off the top rope to score the pinfall.
Winner: Matt Hardy, by pinfall, to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

- This closes out this weeks Impact.

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