TNA Impact Wrestling
May 28, 2015
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Eric Young is driving to the arena and see’s Kurt Angle awaiting him. They start brawling when Young parks and they are seperated by the security. Young screams that he’ll break Angle’s neck tonight.
First Match: Steel Cage Match for the TNA Knockouts Championship
Taryn Terrell (c) vs. Gail Kim
Kim attacks Taryn as she enters the cage and unleashes weeks worth of pent up anger on Taryn, beating her from pillar to post. Gail is so blinded by her hatred of Taryn that she gets too close to a camera hole in the cage and Jade is able to reach through and slow her down long enough for Terrell to slip in and blindside her. Now Taryn has the advantage and presses it as Marti and Jade cheer her on from the floor, but Gail hits a flying bodypress out of nowhere for two count, then starts climbing the cage. Gail and Marti climb up to try and slow her down, and Gail manages to fight Jade off but it tossed off the cage by the hair and hits hard on the mat. Taryn quickly pops up and hits the Taryn Cutter for the win. Taryn clotheslines Earl Hebner just for kicks, but Awesome Kong’s music hits and she comes storming out to smack the Dollhouse up. The Dollhouse lock themselves inside the cage th keep Kong from getting in, and Kong is forced to watch helplessly as the Dollhouse stomp Gail out 3-on-1.
Winner: Still TNA Knockouts Champion Taryn Terrell
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 88/100 B+
Mickie James and James Storm Segment:
Mickie says that she has agreed to come back for one more match, but that’s not why she’s out here. Mickie says that Magnus isn’t just her fiance, he’s her best friend. On the other hand, Storm is a very good, longtime friend, and that’s why this is such a tough thing for her to come out here and talk about. Storm comes out before Mickie can continue and she starts to apologize for what happened last week, but Storm says she doesn’t have to apologize for a damn thing because he might have done the same thing in his shoes. Storm thinks Magnus is jealous of their friendship, but Mickie says that’s not fair because Storm knows what this business is like and how many times he’s been stabbed in the back.
Storm says that if being nice and being a gentleman and saving her from Bram is bad, then he’s a bad, bad man. Storm also wants her to know he’s set up meetings with a label, and they all want to meet Mickie James. He knows she has to think about this, but he tells her to make the right decision for her and whatever she decides, he’s going to be there for her. Storm gives her a hug and starts to leave, but Mickie stops him and says to tell them she’ll see them in Nashville.
Josh’s Grade for this Segment/Storyline: 85/100 B
Second Match: Gauntlet Match for the TNA X Division Championship
Kenny King (c) vs. Tigre Uno vs. Argro vs. Rockstar Spud vs. Manik vs. Crazy Steve vs. DJ Zema Ion vs. Mandrews
Spud and Manik start us off. DJ Z is next and does spots. Spud and DJ Z do the thing where they ping pong Manik back and forth with right hands and then try to eliminate him. Mandrews comes in. He and Spud pair off against Manik and DJ Z, then Argos comes in for more spots. Manik dumps Mandrews to the apron and rams him into the post to knock him to the floor and eliminate him. Next up is Crazy steve
Kenny King enters to compete the field and blows through everyone in the ring. Steve gets backdropped to the apron and cartwheel kicked to the floor by King, then King hits a leaping enziguiri to knock Argos off the top and to the floor. King hits the Royal Flush on Spud, reverses a whip and backdrops DJ Z to the floor, and makes a deal with Manik to eliminate Spud. Manik doublecrosses King, but King quickly recovers and tosses Manik, so now we’re down to a traditional pinfall rules finish with King and Spud, who has been out here since the beginning. Spud is in a bad way and doesn’t put up much of a resistance to King, but King gets cocky and Spud small packages him for the victory.
Winner: New TNA X Division Champion Rockstar Spud
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 82/100 B-
Third Match: Match Number Two of the Best of Five Series To Crown The New TNA World Tag Team Championship
Austin Aries & Bobby Roode vs. The Wolves
Aries jumps the gun and Roode leapfrogs Davey mid-ring leading to a Davey dive to Aries on the floor! Eddie gets a schoolboy for two count. Davey and Eddie kick and chop away at Roode. Roode gets an atomic drop leading to a move from Aries setting up a Perfect necksnap from Roode for two count. Davey bonks Austin’s head into Eddie’s and Aries comes back with corner punches in his corner. Roode comes in and chops him down while Aries gets the tope con hilo for two count. Roode nuns wild on Eddie before tagging Aries in and Davey makes a save. Eddie avoids a double team with a pair of kicks and throws Aries into Roode before tagging Davey in. Double team drop toehold kneedrop by the Wolves to Aries and a corner head bonk for Roode.
Inverted figure four/Indian deathlock by Davey to Roode. Roode reversed the hold and gets the rope. German suplex with a double team jackknife cover gets two count for the Wolves. Roode coes back from some double teams with a big lariat and a kick before making the tag. Corner elbow and punch exchange with Davey. Aries gets a missile dropkick to one Wolf and gets a flipping German to Davey alongside the Last Chancery while Roode gets the crossface on Eddie. Davey knees out of a brainbuster, but eats a roaring elbow. Falcon Arrow high kick from the Wolves leads to a two count! Roode spinebusters Eddie leading to a 450 by Aries for two count! Big chops by Aries, but the Wolves double team to get ahead. Aries avoids the powerbomb backstabber and Aries flips through into a Chancery, but Davey double stomps him for the victory.
Winner: The Wolves 2-0
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 91/100 A-
Angelina Love and Velvet Sky Segment:
Angelina talks to Velvet, who is now in the crowd. Angelina yells for her friends to come out by just yelling “friends!. She has her own personal security team who will haul her out if she touches Angelina. She calls her a fired freak while Velvet stares stone-faced. Angelina goes to leave, but Velvet jumps her from behind. Al points out that since Velvet doesn’t work her, every single thing Velvet does should result in an assault charge. Angelina calls her a freak and an idiot some more.
Josh’s Grade for this Segment/Storyline: 70/100 C-
Fourth Match: Ethan Carter III w/Tyrus vs. Mr. Anderson
Carter makes a quick cover for two count, then chokes and punches Anderson without giving him a chance to fire back. Snap suplex gets two count for Carter, then he starts smashing Anderson’s face into the mat over and over, then covers for another two count. Anderson finally tosses EC3 through the ropes and right onto Tyrus, and Anderson takes the opportunity to finally lock Tyrus in the cage. Anderson comes back inside and puts Carter down for a two count, then whips him from corner to corner and covers for another two count. EC3 goes for the 1%, but Anderson counters to a Finlay roll, hits a Swanton, and covers for a very close two count. EC3 blocks the Mic Check, but Anderson hits it on the second try, and Carter again barely kicks out at two count. Anderson goes for the Mic Check again, but this time Carter counters him and hits the 1% for the win.
Winner: Ethan Carter III
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 84/100 B
Fifth Match: “I Quit” Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Kurt Angle (c) vs. Eric Young
They go after each other once again, spilling out of the floor and then back into the ring where they trade right hands in the middle of the ring. Eric goes to the eyes, but Angle avoids a leapfrog and hits the rolling German suplexes on Young. Young won’t quit, so Angle goes back for more rolling German suplexes. Young still won’t quit, and he goes back to Angle’s eyes and tosses him to the floor. Young cold cocks Angle with his knee brace, then slaps on the figure four. Angle reverses and forces Young to break the hold. Young goes for the Angle Slam, but dumps Angle right on his face instead and gets the anklelock on Angle. Angle won’t quit, and he rolls through and gets Young right in his own figure four.
Young gets to the ropes to break the hold and climbs the ropes, Angle follows him up and Young fights him off. Young tries a missile dropkick, but Angle catches his foot on the way down and puts him right in the anklelock. Young taps out and Angle breaks the hold, but it doesn’t count because we need a verbal submission here. Young uses the opening to punch Angle in the ding and then hit a piledriver that I still think Angle’s crazy to take after all the injuries it’s sustained. Young tells Angle to give up or he’ll break his neck, but Angle tells Young to kiss his ass, so Young hoists him back up for another piledriver, this time a cradle piledriver, but Angle backdrops Young, rolls through, and gets the anklelock with the leg grapevine, finally forcing Young to say I quit.
Winner: Still TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle
Josh’s Grade for this Match/Storyline: 89/100 B+
Josh’s Grade for TNA Impact Wrestling: 84/100 B
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