First Segment: The show opens with the entrance of MVP. We see a recap of last week’s main event. MVP says that he wanted to make sure there was a level playing field in TNA. He mentions Abyss’s actions and says that there must be an executive decision. Magnus’ music hits and he comes to the ring with Abyss. He reminds MVP that Abyss has a service contract with Magnus, not TNA. MVP says he’s fine with the details of the contract. MVP tells Abyss that if he puts his hands on him again, he’ll show him a different side of MVP. MVP asks Abyss if he wants more from wrestling and life. He asks Abyss if he wants a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Magnus is angry at this idea. MVP says that the match will show where Abyss’s alliance really lies. MVP announces that next week Magnus will defend the TNA title against Abyss and Samoa Joe in a triple threat match. Joe’s music hits and he comes to the ring. Joe tells MVP that he’s only asked him for one thing and that’s a chance to fight Magnus uninterrupted. Joe says that he’s upset that he’s been put in what he thinks is a handicap match. MVP and Joe argue. Joe blasts Magnus and a brawl breaks out. Eric Young hits the ring and attacks Abyss. We go to commercial.
Back from commercial where Eric Young, MVP, and Samoa Joe are still in the ring after the brawl. Eric Young says that he has a solution to MVP’s problem with Abyss. Young says that Abyss is his responsibility and that he should be added to the three-way title match next week to take Abyss out of the equation so that Joe can get the match he deserves. MVP says that he’s not sure if Young deserves that shot. Young lists a huge amount of accomplishments from his time at TNA. Joe tells Young that no one is doubting his accomplishments. Joe says that there’s a line and Young is not at the front. MVP changes his mind and puts Young in the match. Joe is not excited about this idea. Joe shoves Young and they start to brawl. MVP calls for referees to pull them apart. Joe gets up and yells at Young to fight him in a match. MVP says that he’ll agree to let the match happen.
Backstage, Bully Ray says that his Twitter machine is back. He then calls out Bobby Roode to the camera. In another area backstage, The Wolves ask MVP to put them in a match against Abyss and Magnus. MVP thinks about it and says that it should happen next. We then see a video of Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud searching for Willow in the woods. We head to commercial.
First Match: The Wolves vs. Abyss and Magnus
Magnus starts against Davey Richards. Magnus grabs Richards’ arm and Richards reverses with spins and flips. Magnus regains control. Richards flips out of a backdrop and tags in Edwards. The Wolves hit a double team on Magnus. The Wolves in control. The Wolves go for another double team on Magnus, but Abyss breaks it up. We go to commercial.
Back from commercial where Magnus has control of Edwards. Edwards fights back but is caught in a crossbody. Magnus turns it into a suplex. Magnus goes to a chinlock on Edwards. Edwards gets out of it but is grounded by Magnus again. Magnus runs into a boot from Edwards in the corner. Edwards hits a top rope hurricanrana on Magnus. Richards is tagged in. Richards takes Abyss off the apron and hits a series of moves on Magnus. Abyss gets back in the ring and Richards hits a double dropkick. The Wolves hit a double team and Abyss breaks up the pin attempt. The Wolves get caught in a double choke slam, but back-flip out of it. The Wolves hit stereo kicks on Abyss, which sends him out of the ring. Richards hits a suicide dive on Abyss. In the ring, Edwards rolls up Magnus and goes to a single-leg crab. Magnus taps out immediately.
Winner: The Wolves
After the match, Abyss grabs the TNA title and looks at it closely. Abyss approaches Magnus and then walks right by him holding Magnus’ title. We go to commercial.
Second In-Ring Segment: Back from commercial where Angelina Love is heading to the ring. She grabs a mic. Love says that Velvet Sky has not answered her calls all week. She tells Sky to come out and tell her what her problem is. Sky says she’s pissed off and calls Love out for attacking Madison Rayne last week. Sky says she did not sign up for this. Love says Sky is mediocre without her. She tells Sky that she’s lost her edge. Love says that no one messed with them when they were together. Love says she has a match with Rayne tonight. She tells Sky that by the end of that match, she had better pick a side. Love gets out of the ring and leaves. We see a video package showing the relationship between Gunner and James Storm. They will wrestle later tonight. We go to another video showing EC3 and Spud looking for Willow. We see Bully Ray getting ready to head out into the arena. Tenay says he’s up next and we go to a commercial break.
Back from commercial and EC3 is trying to get Spud to go into a barn. EC3 has decides that he’ll do it. He pretends to be attacked inside and scares Spud. They go inside and check it out. While EC3 isn’t looking, Willow grabs Spud and drags him away. EC3 looks around for him and hears Willow’s laugh in the distance. We move to another video detailing Gunner and James Storm’s rivalry.
Third In-Ring Segment:
Bully Ray makes his entrance. Ray gets into the ring and starts motioning for someone to come out to the ring. Random fans come to the ring with tables and set them up around the ring. Ray puts two in the corners of the ring and one set up on the mat near a corner. Ray asks the crowd if they know who he is. He says that he’s the guy that made sure Dixie Carter is no longer a part of TNA. Ray calls out Bobby Roode and says that if he’d won that match, he would have ended up just like her. Roode’s music hits and he comes out to the stage. Roode admits that the opportunity to become an owner of TNA blinded him. Roode reminds Ray that he’s the one the tricked Ray into going to the TNA offices in Nashville last week. Ray tells him to quit running his mouth and get into the ring to fight. Roode tells him that Ray doesn’t call the shots. Roode says he says when and where. Roode says no to a match. Bully chases him up the ramp and blasts him. Ray fights him back toward the ring and beats him down on the outside. Ray wants to drop an elbow off the apron onto Roode who’s laying on a table, but Roode moves and Ray holds up. Ray misses a punch and hits a table. Roode takes advantage and beats down Ray. Roode sets up a suplex to put Ray through a table, but Ray holds out. Roode ends up pushing Ray into the ring post. Roode continues to beat down Ray. They both get on the apron with a table set up on the floor. Ray kicks Roode in the gut and goes for a powerbomb. Roode flips Ray into the ring. Ray fights back. Roode leans up against a vertically set up table and Ray charges. Ray goes for a big boot, but Roode moves and Ray puts his leg through the table. Ray ends up going for a powerbomb again, but Roode gets out of it. Ray charges Roode again and Roode moves. Ray goes head first through a set up table in the corner. Roode gets out of the ring.
Backstage, Abyss approaches Magnus with the TNA title. He gives Magnus the title. Abyss asks about Magnus tapping out so quickly. Magnus says he doesn’t care if the title is not on the line. Abyss says that he hates losing. Magnus reminds Abyss that he needs to lose to help him retain his title. He tells Abyss to not let MVP into his head. We go to commercial.
Back from commercial and we see James Storm and Gunner preparing in separate areas for their match. We see another video package with Knux.
Second Match: Madison Rayne vs. Angelina Love
Rayne hits the ring quickly and starts to beat down Love. Love rolls out of the ring. Rayne chases her around the ring and back in. Rayne keeps control. Velvet Sky heads down to ringside. Rayne charges Love but Love pulls down the rope and Rayne hits the floor. Rayne comes back in and rolls up Love. They get up and Love takes back control. She dumps Rayne to the outside onto the floor. Love and Rayne exchange words on the outside. Love comes back in and gets a two-count of Rayne. Love chokes Rayne on the middle rope. Love throws Rayne to the ropes. They both go for the hair and go down. Rayne fights Love off when forearm shots. Rayne hits a northern lights suplex. Love is drop kicked out of the ring. Rayne hits a baseball slide of Love. Velvet Sky hits a ddt on Rayne on the floor out of nowhere. She throws Rayne back into the ring where Love pins her.
Winner: Angelina Love
The Beautiful People celebrate in the ring after the match. Backstage, Eric Young tells ODB that he’s ready for tonight. He says that people and Joe are going to find out that it isn’t smart to not believe in him. We go to commercial.
Third Match: Samoa Joe vs. Eric Young
Joe shoves Young and Young attacks. Young attacks with a flurry of strikes. Joe knees Young in the gut. Young hits a running forearm for a two-count. Young takes control on Joe in the corner. Young ends up on the apron after an irish whip to the corner, misses a shoulder block, and is hit by Joe. Joe takes control of EY in the middle of the ring. Joe drives Young’s head into the turnbuckle. Joe hits a splash in the corner followed by a big kick. Young kicks out of the pin at two. Young fights back with punches, but Joe headbutts him. Joe drops the knee on Young for a two-count.
The two hit the ropes and both go for clotheslines. Both men down. They get up at the same time and Young hits a spinning clotheslines and a series of moves. Young goes to the top rope and has to bail with Joe stalking. Joe slams Young after Young charged him. Joe charges Young in the corner and runs into a big boot. Young misses a moonsault. Joe gets up and tries to lock in the rear naked choke. Joe gets it locked in and Joe chokes Young out (During the choke, Joe’s shoulder’s were down on the mat, but the referee did not see). The Hebner’s discuss the call as they walk up the ramp and backstage.
Winner: Samoa Joe
We find out for next week Impact Wrestling Samuel Shaw will take on Mr. Anderson in a Straight Jacket Match, Bully Ray and Willow will take on Bobby Roode and Ethan Carter III in a Tables Match and we will have a Fatal Four Way Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship pinning regining champ Magnus taking on Abyss, Samoa Joe and Eric Young.
Fourth Match: Unlocked Match
James Storm vs. Gunner
Gunner lays out Storm on the ramp and takes him to the ring steps. Gunner sets up a table on the outside, but Storm fights back. Gunner slams Storm’s head into the ring apron and throws a chair into the ring. Gunner suplexes Storm on the floor. Storm counters by throwing Gunner into the ring steps. Storm hits Gunner with right hands. Storm puts Gunner in the ring with his head on the apron and hits him with a huge boot. Storm hits a suplex on the ramp. Gunner fights back by the ring steps. Gunner grabs a chair and hits Storm in the gut. They get into the ring. Storm hits a ddt on Gunner from the second rope. We head to commercial break.
Back from commercial where Gunner hits the slingshot suplex. Gunner sets up a chair in the corner of the ring, between the turnbuckles. They exchange several shots to the head with trash can lids. Gunner hits a spear on Storm. Storm fights back and catapults Gunner into the set up chair. Gunner hits the big elbow drop from the top rope for a two-count. Storm gets out of the ring and grabs a beer bottle from under the ring. Storm gets onto the ring apron and Gunner spears him out to the floor through a table. Gunner pulls Storm into the ring. Gunner goes for the cover and only gets a two-count. Gunner grabs two chairs and sets ups chairs in the middle of the ring. He puts Storm on the top rope. Gunner superplexes Storm into the chairs in the ring. Gunner goes for the Gunrack but Storm reverses with two Last Call Super Kicks. Storm goes for the pin and only gets two. Storm grabs a beer bottle, but so does Gunner. Gunner hits Storm with the bottle and hits Hanger 18 for the three-count.
Josh’s Grade for Impact Wrestling: 8.5/10
Overall Thoughts: I thought the show was decent. I felt there was too much talking, but the matches we did have tonight were good and effective and thats all you can really ask for, so props out to TNA for putting on a really good this week.
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