Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 4.13.16: TNA IMPACT

By Brandon Albright, @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 at the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida. Matt and Jeff Hardy argue over the Hardy Family name. Beer Money defended the TNA World Tag Team Championship in a fatal four way match. Maria Bennett continues to terrorize Gail Kim and the Knockouts Division. Trevor Lee battled DJ Zema Ion in one on one action. After weeks of taunting and brawling, Mike Bennett finally goes one on one against Ethan Carter. Will Al Snow apologize to Grado and Mahabali Shera for attacking them a few weeks back, after being ordered to by Billy Corgan? Jade defends the TNA Knockouts Championship against Madison Rayne. In the main event, Matt Hardy and Tyrus battled Jeff Hardy and Drew Galloway with a shot at naming the stipulation for the Matt vs. Jeff match next week.

*** Impact ***

- Hardy Boys Face To Face: Matt Hardy says he's built a legacy in wrestling due to his last name, he's been in famous matches, but his brother, Jeff Hardy, is tarnishing their name. Matt calls Jeff out and they have a face to face. Matt demands Jeff to drop the Hardy name because Jeff is an embarrassment and staining the name that Matt built a legacy on. Jeff says his problem is Matt staining the legacy of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, because the title means more than Matt. Matt says he's the best, he's always looked out for Jeff, Jeff never once helped Matt, Jeff is selfish and Matt is sick of Jeff and wants Jeff gone from TNA. Matt wants to leave a legacy for his son Maxel, tells Jeff to drop the Hardy name and go back to being Willow. Jeff tries telling Matt that they built their accomplishments together and doesn't understand why Matt doesn't understand that. Matt demands Jeff in a match so he can prove he's the real Hardy. Reby Hardy says Jeff is scared because he knows Matt is the best. Jeff says the only thing he's scared of is Reby's genes that she's tarnishing the Hardy Family with. Jeff accepts Matt's challenge, but tells Matt no one will win this fight.

- "TNA World Tag Team Championship, Fatal Four Way Match": Beer Money (c) vs. The BroMans vs. Eric Young and Bram vs. The Decay: The match closes out with Abyss sending Godderz into the ring apron, but Godderz comes back and hits a springboard forearm on Abyss. Godderz tosses Bram to the floor and Robbie E hits a flying crossbody on Bram and Crazy Steve. Storm gets double teamed by EY and Bram. EY accidentally punches Bram, allowing Storm to hit the Last Call super kick for the pinfall.
Winners: Beer Money, by pinfall, to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship.

- Backstage, Matt Hardy tells Jeff Hardy that their match will take place next week. Tonight they'll compete in a tag match. If Matt's team wins he wants an I Quit Match. If Jeff's team wins he wants Full Metal Mayhem.

- Backstage, Maria Bennett says Gail Kim got what she deserved last week. Tonight, Maria gets what she deserves.

- Maria Bennett Promo: Maria takes credit for Jade winning the TNA Knockouts Championship and intros Jade. Maria tells Jade that she owes her now so she needs to forfeit the title over to Maria. Jade says it's not her fault Maria was afraid to compete herself. Gail Kim interrupts and calls Maria a bitch cause she's the dog that barks the loudest. Maria calls all the Knockouts sheep and then Rebel and Marti interrupt. Rebel and Marti say that this is still their house. The Beautiful People interrupt next and state that they are the OG's of the Knockouts Division. Billy Corgan finally arrives and announces Jade vs. Madison Rayne tonight and next week all the Knockouts will fight to decide the true queen. All the knockouts begin brawling to end the segment.

- Backstage, Ethan Carter says Mike Bennett isn't a miracle, he's here to make a name for himself, EC3 has learned how to handle humility in the business and has no regrets. EC3 says Bennett will learn the lesson of ass kicking tonight.

- Trevor Lee vs. DJ Zema Ion: The match closes out with DJ Z hitting a DDT on Lee. Shane Helms hops up on the apron and distracts DJ Z, stopping DJ Z from pinning Lee. Lee lands a Superman Punch on DJ Z during the distraction and goes for the Fisherman's Brain Buster. DJ Z counters and cradles Lee to score the pinfall. After the match, Helms gets in the ring and beats down DJ Z. Eddie Edwards hits the ring and goes right after Helms, but Helms escapes and runs backstage.
Winner: DJ Zema Ion, by pinfall.

- Backstage, Mike Bennett says he's nothing like Ethan Carter, Bennett doesn't need to change or evolve who he is like EC3 has done and promises to kick EC3's ass tonight.

- Mike Bennett vs. Ethan Carter: The match closes out with EC3 going for the 1% Percenter, but Bennett holds onto the ropes. EC3 hits an inverted DDT instead on Bennett and gets a near fall. EC3 hits the TK3 on Bennett, but Maria puts Bennett's foot on the ropes, breaking the pinfall. EC3 chases Maria, but gets hit with a cutter by Bennett. Bennett grabs a steel chair and swings at EC3. EC3 ducks and locks Bennett in a Cobra Clutch submission. Maria grabs the steel chair and plays tug of war with the referee. Bennett taps out, but the referee misses it, still distracted by Maria. EC3 grabs the steel chair and takes the DQ loss as he tees off on Bennett repeatedly with the chair.
Winner: Mike Bennett, by DQ.

- Backstage, Al Snow says he's acted unprofessionally toward Grado and Mahabali Shera and will give an apology tonight.

- Al Snow's Apology: Mahabali Shera doesn't give Snow a chance as he goes to attack Snow. Snow backs off and says he was mad because guys like Grado and Shera just walk into the business, guys like Snow had to earn it. Snow offers to pay Grado's medical bills and help Shera become a World Champion. Snow apologizes and shakes Shera's hand. Snow then attacks Shera and beats him down.

- "TNA Knockouts Championship Match": Jade (c) vs. Madison Rayne: The match closes out with Madison hitting an enziguri on Jade. Jade comes back and trades blows with Madison. Madison lands a discus forearm and a northern lights suplex on Jade for a near fall. Madison hits a baseball slide and a clothesline. Jade comes back with a running drop kick and hits the STO on Madison to score the pinfall.
Winner: Jade, by pinfall, to retain the TNA Knockouts Championship.

- "Winner Names The Stipulation Match": Matt Hardy and Tyrus vs. Jeff Hardy and Drew Galloway: The match closes out with Jeff hitting the Twist of Fate on Matt, but misses the Swanton Bomb. Jeff connects with another Twist of Fate on Matt and goes for another Swanton Bomb. Tyrus catches Jeff in mid-air, but Galloway hits the Claymore on Tyrus. Reby Sky hands Matt Hardy a hammer and Matt drills Jeff with it behind the referees back. Matt hits the Twist of Fate on Jeff and scores the pinfall. After the match Bobby Lashley hits the ring and spears Galloway in half, not once, not twice, but three times. Lashley grabs Galloway's TNA World Heavyweight Championship and holds it up to close the show.
- Winners: Matt Hardy and Tyrus, by pinfall. Next weeks match between Matt and Jeff Hardy will now be an I Quit Match.

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