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First In-Ring Segment:
Here’s Eric Young in gear to open the show. Young says this Sunday is the biggest match of his career but he wants to say something to the trio in person. MVP comes out and explains that he and Dixie don’t see things the same so Eric has MVP’s undivided attention. Eric is ready for Sunday but MVP says he’s still half man and half amazing, so after he takes the title on Sunday, Eric can go back to fishing.
After the plug for Young’s fishing show, Eric asks that Sunday be a fair fight. MVP likes the idea but he can’t guarantee that Lashley and King can control themselves. Young says he has no problem with losing a fair fight, but getting beaten down three on one isn’t wrestling. He’s willing to do anything to make sure it’s even on Sunday and MVP likes the sound of that.
Young can pick the stipulation on Sunday, if Eric can beat all three of them in one night. King says Eric couldn’t beat two of them but Eric is ready to try. MVP is willing to give Eric a break and says Eric can pick the stipulations if he wins 2/3. The deal is made and it’s Lashley up first.
First Match: Eric Young vs. Bobby Lashley
Eric hammers away to start but gets drilled with forearms in the corner. A backdrop puts Bobby down but Eric comes back with a running forearm that appeared to mostly miss. Young avoids a charge in the corner but does a Flair Flip into the sliding sunset flip. Lashley will have none of that though and launches Eric to the floor.
Eric is sent into the steps and comes up holding his back. Lashley is no idiot and puts on a torture rack followed by an over the shoulder backbreaker. Young punches his way out and nails a nice dropkick before stopping a charging Bobby with two boots in the corner. He jumps off the corner into the Dominator powerslam though and Lashley gets the pin.
Lashley goes after Young again but Samoa Joe makes the save.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
Willow was shown backstage he talked about behind his painted eyes is the eyes of the man that needs to put an end to this war with Magnus and Bram. Willow says he’s hurt and bruised, but he’s not broken. Willow said that he’ll turned the tide tonight because paitence is on vacation and Impact goes to commercial.
Back from break Eric Young was shown with the doctor. EY said that he heard something pop in his back the doctor tells him that he shouldn’t go back out their. Samoa Joe says that he’s know the problem is with MVP, but first he needs to take out Bobby Lashley then after he’s done with Lashley he’ll go after MVP.
Second In-Ring Segment:
Here are Bram and Magnus in street clothes with something to say. Bram talks about how Magnus was treated so badly and turned into someone Bram didn’t know. Magnus says he and Bram are unstoppable and they’ve made Jeff Hardy so scared that he’s gotten a new identity. Willow comes out and says he’s from Jeff Hardy’s Imagin-I-Nation and says he goes where Jeff can’t.
Willow vs. Magnus is set for Sunday and Willow says they’ll (as in himself and someone else) will celebrate. Bram: “You and Jeff Hardy? YOU’RE THE SAME BLOODY PERSON!” Willow admits that he’s Hardy and says someone will be in his corner on Sunday. Bram asks who and it’s Abyss, who comes out to clean house.
Ethan Carter III was shown backstage he said tonight he will expose the heathen Bully Ray for everything he stands for. Carter said that his Aunt is in Texas, but that doesn’t mean he not going to take care of family business. Carter said nothing is going to stop him because he’s a Carter and Impact goes to commercial.
Second Match: Robbie E w/Jesse and DJ Z vs. Knux w/The Menagerie
The comedy story continues as Robbie is terrified of clowns, including Crazy Steve at ringside. Robbie hits on Rebel but The Freak easily chases him off. Robbie’s right hands are stopped by a Steve distraction, allowing Knux to hit a nice running cross body. E. comes back with a nice middle rope clothesline but DJZ and Steve get in a horn off. Knux splashes Robbie in the corner as the Freak takes care of the other Bro Mans. Back in and a nice Sky High pins Robbie E.
Post match Crazy Steve attaches balloons to Robbie’s back to freak him out.
EC3 and Spud are talking in the back. EC3 ask Spud does he have all the evidence Spud says yes. EC3 ask Spud is his special guest here and here we go Brooke Tessmacher returns. She doesn’t say anything but she returns.
Back from back we got a tweet from Dixie Carter she said she’s in Dallas talking to the Board of Directors and will have the decision on the fate of both MVP and Bully Ray. #GetReadyToBleed.
Third In-Ring Segment:
Ethan and Spud are in the ring with three chairs set up. Ethan brings out Brooke as he plans on exposing the past sins of Bully Ray. He asks Brooke if she was in a relationship with Ray and asks why it’s over. Carter accuses Ray of being an alcoholic and trying to put Brooke through a table but Brooke denies it. Spud says he can’t deal with this anymore because he has the results. Apparently Ray IS the father, even though Brooke hasn’t had a baby. Spud produces pictures of Ray next to an angry looking kid but Ethan is annoyed. He threatens Brooke until Ray comes out and runs them off.
Before he deals with Carter and Spud, Ray wants to apologize to Brooke. He treated her horribly despite her being an amazing girlfriend. Now Ray is in a better place in his life and wants to wish Brooke the best. They hug and Ethan sounds like he’s gagging. Ethan and Ray argue for a bit until Ethan challenges Ray to a tables match on Sunday, because Ray is putting Dixie through a table over Ethan’s dead body. Ray loves the idea of a dead body and starts a chant about it, but he’ll decline the tables match. Instead, since we’ll be in Carter Country in Dallas, let’s make it a Texas death match. Ethan says it’s on.
MVP tells Kenny King to keep focused out there tonight.
Third Match: Eric Young vs. Kenny King
Second match in Young’s 2/3 challenge tonight. Young gets armdragged down to start and his back is already bothering him. They head to the floor with the champion in even more trouble. Back in and Young shoves him off the top, only to get slammed down for his troubles. Young avoids a springboard Swanton Bomb and nails the piledriver out of nowhere for the pin.
Winner: Eric Young
Fourth Match: Three Way Match to determine the #1 Contender to the TNA Knockouts Championship
Madison Rayne vs. Gail Kim vs. Brittany
Madison and Gail hit each other before Gail sends Brittany and Madison outside, then the Beautiful People come out as we go to a break. We get back to see Gail and Madison slugging it out, then Brittany tries to get involved but Madison flips out on her and Brittany knocks her outside. Gail puts Brittany in a Figure Four on the ringpost, then Madison slams Gail’s head on the apron as the Beautiful People leave commentary. They distract the ref and take Madison out, then Velvet tries to spray Gail with hairspray, but Brittany ends up getting it and Gail hits Eat Defeat for the win.
Winner: Gail Kim
Fifth Match: MVP vs. Eric Young
If Young wins he gets to pick the stipulation. Lashley and King jump Young in the aisle before the bell and we take a break about five seconds after the match starts. Back with MVP staying on Young’ sback and putting him in a camel clutch before just letting it go so he can get two off an uppercut. A wicked powerbomb gets two and a buckle bomb sets up the running boot to the face in the corner for a close two on the champion. MVP grabs a chair to sit in and talk some trash but Young is starting to get up. Instead MVP picks up the chair to blast Eric in the back for the DQ
MVP says pick whatever stipulation you want and poses with the belt. The trio leaves and Young makes it a cage match to end the show.
Winner: Eric Young by DQ
Josh’s grade for Impact Wrestling: 7.5/10
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