TNA Impact Wrestling
July 24, 2014
New York, New York
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Impact starts with Austin Aries walking into the building as Mike Tenay welcomes us to the show and ask is tonight the night Austin Aries cash in on his option C for a chance at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
First Match: Falls Count Anywhere Match
Bobby Roode vs. MVP
Falls count anywhere. There’s no MVP so we go to the back where Angle orders MVP, still on crutches, to the ring. Roode runs to the back and goes after MVP before ramming him into various hard objects. They head back to the arena and fight in the crowd. There hasn’t been a bell yet. MVP throws a beer at Roode and hits him in the ribs with chair but misses a running kick to the face.
They get back to ringside and MVP knocks him down for some two counts. I didn’t hear a bell but I guess that doesn’t matter in a brawl like this. Roode suplexes him on the ramp for two as Kenny King makes a save. Eric Young jumps King from behind and chases him off as Roode is sent into the steps. Back in and MVP nails Roode in the back with a chair over and over. He tries a running boot to drive Roode’s head into the chair but Bobby moves and kicks out the bad knee. Now it’s Roode with the chair and hammers away at the knee before putting on a bad looking Sharpshooter for the submission.
Winner: Bobby Roode
Back from break Dixie Carter was shown backstage. The interviewer ask Carter what are her intentions tonight coming out of the events of last week’s confrontation from Team 3D and Tommy Dreamer? Carter said that she’s here tonight to support her nephew alongside Spud and Rhino. She said that they will destroy Team 3D and that guy… Dreamer. Carter also said that tonight she will be standing over Bully Ray’s dead body.
First In-Ring Segment:
Jeff Hardy comes out to a major pop. Jeff says we’ll see Willow again someday and he does everything to entertain the people. He says he’s got someone special for us here and the fans chant for Matt. That’s exactly what they get too and Matt looks better than he has in awhile.
Matt thanks Jeff and the fans for letting him come back because he needed to go away and get healthy. He thinks he’s let the fans down but they tell him thank you. Matt thinks it’s time for the Hardy Boys to be back on top of the roster, and what better way than to win the Tag Team Titles at Destination X? He invites the Wolves down to see them and here come the champions. There isn’t much said here, but the Wolves respect the Hardys very much and would love to give them a title shot.
Backstage Austin Aries was shown in the locker room. The interviewer asked Aries if he made his decision yet? Aries said that he’s the man that created “Option C.” He said that he’s a smart man and he wants equation here and that he picks his moments wisely and said he’s made his decision and you’ll find out what it is later on tonight as Impact goes to commercial break.
Second In-Ring Segment:
Robbie E returns and says that the BroMans are back and better than ever. Robbie E said look at Jesse Godderz and says nobody can mess with a guy with pecks like that. Godderz grabs the mic and appreciates the compliment from Robbie E. Jesse goes on to introduce DJ Zema Ion who appears to be having a match tonight. DJ Zema Ion says that he’s better than anybody in the X Division. DJ Zema Ion said that he’s better than anybody from New York City. He said tonight he will prove that he’s the “King of New York.”
Second Match: DJ Zema Ion w/The Bro Mans vs. Low Ki
DJZ actually takes over to start and gets two off a running knee to the face. Ki comes back with kicks to the face and right hands in the corner and a quick Ki Crusher (sitout fisherman’s buster) gets the pin.
Winner: Low Ki
Back to the backstage area Gunner is in the back with Samuel Shaw and talking about some girl when Anderson comes in. Shaw knows Anderson doesn’t like him, but maybe one day he’ll have to. Impact Wrestling goes to commercial break.
Back from commercial break. EC3, Spud and Rhino are backstage and they talk about how they are street fighters. Dixie Carter comes in with the return of MMA Fighter/Impact Wrestling star King Mo. She said tonight they must take out Team 3D and Tommy Dreamer tonight in their hometown on New York City. Rhino said that they will take them out and leave some for King Mo.
Third Match: Mr. Anderson & Gunner vs. Bram & Magnus
Gunner elbows Magnus in the face to start but it’s quickly off to Bram with a big slam. More slams have him in trouble and Gunner hammers away with right hands. It’s back to Magnus who gets elbowed down by Anderson, followed by the rolling fireman’s carry. Everything breaks down and Bram posts Anderson before sending him back in for a Spine Shanker (German suplex into a sitout Rock Bottom) for the pin.
The Brits keep up the beating post match but Shaw runs in to take the shot with the piece of metal for Anderson. Abyss runs in and beats up Bram for the save.
Winner: Bram & Magnus
Bully Ray says he’s losing sleep over not being able to put Dixie through a table. Tonight he’s teaming with Dreamer and D-Von in a New York City street fight.
Third In-Ring Segment:
Kurt Angle comes out and explains Option C to the fans before asking Aries to come out. Austin says this sounds like a no brainer. This brings out MVP and Bobby Lashley with the former boss talking about how Lashley is bigger, stronger and faster than Austin Aries. MVP says Aries has built up the X-Division and should stick to what he knows.
Aries cuts them off and says he knows how to touch things and make the great. He knows what it takes to be the World Heavyweight Champion. Aries knows that MVP held him down and says he can do things in this ring that MVP couldn’t do with four legs. Lashley may be bigger and stronger than Aries, but there’s no way he’s tougher. Austin cashes in the belt for a shot next week.
Fourth Match: TNA Knockouts Championship Match
Gail Kim (c) vs. Taryn Terrell
Gail is defending and starts fast with a takedown followed by a superplex. The running cross body in the corner gets two but both girls try cross bodies at the same time. Taryn makes her comeback with a snap suplex and goes up to but the Beautiful People come in for the no contest.
Winner: No Contest
Fifth Match: The Great Muta vs. Robbie E
Kicks, power drive elbows, Shining Wizard, pin in 57 seconds.
James Storm comes out post match and yells at Muta about earning your spot. He spits beer in Muta’s face and beats him down but Sanada comes in with the save. Sanada turns on Muta with the mist and lays him out before nailing a moonsault. He bows to Storm and leaves with him.
Winner: The Great Muta
Sixth Match: 6-Man New York City Street Fight Match
Team 3D & Tommy Dreamer vs. Rockstar Spud, Ethan Carter III and Rhino
Street fight. It’s a brawl to start of course and Ethan is coming in with bad ribs from the attack last week. The extreme ones take over to start and Bully throws Spud over the top and down onto Carter. Rhino is dropped as well and we take an early break. Back with Ray using the cheese grater on Ethan’s chest but Rhino makes the save.
Dreamer takes Rhino down and Spud goes after D-Von in the corner, only to get caught in a Doomsday Device. Dreamer does the baseball slide into the chair in the Tree of Woe and it’s table time. A fan in a black hoodie tries to jump the barricade but Ray is right on him. Dreamer hits Carter with a Singapore cane and loads up the piledriver but Ezekiel Jackson from WWE runs in and lays Dreamer out, allowing Ethan to hit the 1%er onto a chair for the pin on Dreamer.
Post match a gloating Dixie comes out and tells security to let the other guy up, revealing Snitsky. The beating is on and Team Dixie stands tall to end the show. Rhino holding up the unconscious Spud made me chuckle.
Winner: Ethan Carter III, Rockstar Spud, Rhino
Josh’s Grade for Impact Wrestling: 9/10
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