Two Matches Taped For Next Week’s TNA Impact Wrestling

Impact WrestlingOn Thursday night, TNA returned to Orlando to air Impact Wrestling. A live show aired on Thursday night and right after Impact ended, TNA taped a couple matches that will air on next week’s show.

- Le’D Tapa defeated Velvet Sky
- Bobby Roode & Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian & Chris Sabin defeated Kurt Angle & James Storm & Gunner & Magnus.

The heels won in four straight falls. Storm and Gunner were out first. This left Angle & Magnus against both. Magnus faked a knee injury and couldn’t continue to get out of the match. This left Angle against all four. Angle wasn’t pinned but ended up grabbing a chair and got DQ’d.

TNA taped more stuff for upcoming shows last night and another taping will be taking place tonight. As soon we get the results and when the matches will air, we will fill you in.

If you are attending the tapings, email me the reports at stevemuehlhausen@yahoo.com.

Results were courtesy of WrestlingObserver.com.

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Bobby Roode Attacks James Storm In A Bar

Bobby Roode and James Storm are supposed to square off tonight on TNA Impact Wrestling in a bullrope match in the TNA World Heavyweight Championship tournament. Roode got a step up on Storm heading into tonight’s match.

Roode attacked Storm from behind in an Orlando bar last night. TNA released two short videos showing the brutal attacks. TNA hasn’t stated whether Storm will still be competing tonight.

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WWE Raw Recap: Raw is Country, Survivor Series is This Sunday?

RAW_vickieBrian and Steve recap WWE Raw is Country, the buildup for Survivor Series which is this Sunday, the five matches on that show, what they think could happen at Series, reaction to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan compared to their spots right now, Hulk Hogan not returning to TNA, other WrestleMania theories and story time with Fritz including the time he put a whipping on Jeff Jarrett.

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WWE Raw, Survivor Series 2013, Hulk Hogan Possibly Returning Home

Hulk-hoganOn this week’s edition of The Flagship, Brian, Steve and Michael talk about WWE Raw from Monday night including the bear feud between The Shield and The Wyatts, the lack of matches for the Survivor Series which is less than two weeks away, what is going on in the WWE right now, Hulk Hogan possibly making his return to the company and who he could possibly face at WrestleMania 30, Dixie Carter taking on Spike TV and some thoughts on the passing of Eddie Guerrero with his passing eight years ago.

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Dixie Carter Not Happy With Spike TV Executives Over Airing Of AJ Styles Commericials

AJ Styles left TNA after his defeated Bully Ray in a rematch to retain the TNA world heavyweight title on the October 24 edition of Impact Wrestling. Styles then quit the company in an angle with TNA President Dixie Carter over his refusal to sign a new contract. Ever since then Styles hasn’t been seen on the show and commercials have aired on television that have been paid for by Styles.

To further the angle, TNA released a video of Carter meeting with Spike TV voicing her displeasure with the Styles commercials airing on Impact.

Do you like what TNA has done so far with the angle?

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WWE Raw Recap Podcast: No One is in Charge, Shield and Wyatts Go At It

romanrawBrian and Steve are back for the weekly WWE Raw recap podcast as they look back at Monday’s show including a hot main event, an angle at the end of the show involving The Shield and The Wyatts which looks to be going nowhere right now, Survivor Series is coming – really, Randy Orton goes down and who knows who is in charge.  Plus, they talk about Chris Hero getting released, Hulk Hogan’s latest online note, Mickie James working with WWE and more.

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TNA Impact Wrestling Spoilers For Thursday November 14, 2013

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TNA aired a live edition of Impact Wrestling last night in Cincinnati, Ohio. After the live edition ended, TNA taped an edition of Impact that will air next Thursday on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET. Here is what will air next week on the show.

- Aces and Eights started it off with an in-ring promo. It was more of the same as we’ve heard all along. A match between Mr Anderson and Bully Ray was set for the November 21 Turning Point edition of Impact. If Anderson loses, he leaves TNA. If Ray loses, Aces and Eights must disband. Anderson said he wanted to face a member of Aces and Eights right away. This led to the first match.

- Mr Anderson defeated Knux by Mic Check. Just one huge brawl.

- EC3 defeated Dewey Barnes and Norv Fernum in a handicap match.

- Christopher Daniels defeated Joseph Park. Daniels got the win with a low blow and a pinfall.

- Gail Kim won a squash match. I couldn’t catch the name of her opponent.

- Dixie Carter came out for an in-ring promo, the vast majority of which I never heard. Literally, the crowd was that loud. I caught enough to know that the tournament match on 11/21 will be a No DQ match.

- Kurt Angle defeated Austin Aries in a submission match as part of the TNA Title tournament. Angle won with a crossface. This was very good. Chris Shore wondered whether the crowd would compare for the two main event matches. I didn’t hear anyone saying they liked Full Metal Mayhem better, but it’s a fair perception. Cincinnati didn’t necessarily sit on its hands for this, though.

- After the match Mr. Anderson came out and asked if the crowd if they wanted another match, then offered to piledrive Garrett Bischoff onto the stage. He did so to some reaction. Bischoff did the stretcher job going into the post-Impact Xplosion match and about half the crowd left.

Results were courtesy of ProWrestling.net.

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Video: NFL Stars Get Physical on TNA Impact Wrestling

We had reported on Wednesday that NFL star, Adam “Pacman” Jones was the surprise former world champion that would be appearing on TNA Impact Wrestling. We didn’t know the role that Jones was going to have on the show. The Cincinnati Bengal star opened up the show walking arm in arm into the arena with TNA Owner Dixie Carter and shook the hand of Ken Anderson.

Then after the opening segment of the show, Bad Influence, which consists of Christopher Daniels and Kazarian approached Jones and his teammate Dequin Evans who were sitting at ringside. After some talking back and forth, Bad Influence pushed Jones and Evans.

The NFL stars then hopped the guardrail and got into the ring and they ended bodyslamming Daniels and Kazarian.

You can watch the video of what happened above.

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The Flapship: Big Show and Triple H on Raw, Daniel Bryan, CM Punk and TNA Wrestling Fooling Fans

Brian, Michael and Steve look back at Raw from Monday night including the feud between Triple H and The Big Show and a mini dressed as a bull trying to hump a woman on live TV(!), Rey Mysterio’s return,WWE reverting back to big guys on the top, TNA Wrestling’s latest ruse to fans, if the company is for sale or not and much more.

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Latest WTF Moment in TNA Wrestling as Returning Former Champ Revealed

There have been many moments in TNA Wrestling history that have left many people befuddled and confused over the years.  Choose between booking decisions, strange gimmick matches and especially on big promises coming up flat.

Here is an example of the latter of those choices.

On Tuesday, TNA President Dixie Cater shot a video saying that a former world title holder was returning “home” to Impact Wrestling this Thursday night in Cincinnati.

All of us fool hearted suckers on the Internet fell for it hook, line and sinker.  Mission accomplished TNA.  People online were speculating who it could be.  Ken Shamrock?  Maybe Raven?  How about Ric Flair?  Hulk Hogan”  Did he re-sign?

Even Steve and I discussed it on our Tuesday podcast wondering who exactly TNA was bringing back fold.  Some big name that would bring viewers to Impact Wrestling even for one night.

Dixie later tweeting that if a tweet of hers got 150 retweets she would reveal this mystery person that was making the big return.  That was no problem as she got the 150 retweets.  As promised, she gave up the name of the former champ coming home in the video below.  Pay close attention to the look to the reaction from both Jeremy Borash and Dave Lagana.

Yep, that’s right – the big reveal is former TNA tag-team champion and current Cincinnati Bengals player Adam “Pacman” Jones!  Whoop-ed-e-do!

Of course it was.  We all should have known better.  And Dixie is just being that crooked woman running the people that people love to hate.  She’s a heel folks!  And she got us.

Borash and Lagana weren’t the only ones to have a confused look when they found out it was Pacman “make in rain all up in here” Jones as the mystery man.  Here is the reaction from others once they saw the big reveal.

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And this sums it up.

WWE Raw Recap Podcast: Triple H and Big Show Legal Affairs and a Horny Bull

ortonshowrawBrian and Steve recap WWE raw from Monday night including the legal issues between the Big Show and Triple H, holes in the main storyline, going back to the well, Dolph Ziggler being worth 12%, Kane owns a suit, a horny bull making some moves on Renee Young and more.  Plus, they talk about the card so far for Survivor Series, the latest on Hulk Hogan, TNA being for sale or maybe not and what former champion is returning on the show this week.

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TNA Impact Wrestling Rating Slightly Down From Last Week

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With all the speculation of TNA being up for sale, people are still tuning into Impact Wrestling. The rating for Thursday’s edition of Impact drew a 0.9 rating with an average of 1.10 million viewers. That is slightly down from last week’s show, which drew a 1.0 rating with an average of 1.26 million viewers. The highlights of the show were Bobby Roode facing Kurt Angle and TNA Owner Dixie Carter stating that AJ Styles is no longer the world heavyweight champion.

TNA had competition though as the NFL had 6.48 million viewers for a game involving the Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins. It was the third night of the NBA season and The NBA on TNT had 2.64 million viewers for the early game featuring the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls.

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Between The Ropes Video: WWE Financials, WWE Network, TNA for Sale – October 31, 2013

vince-mcmahon-millon-dollarBrian and Michael (no Steve?!) talk about the WWE financials report for the third quarter, the pay-per-view numbers being down, the impending new broadcast fees for WWE TV and how big this for the company, the WWE Network which is expected to start in early 2014, the importance of John Cena, TNA being for sale, Hulk Hogan’s status and more.

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TNA Impact Wrestling (Non-Spoilers) For Tonight’s Show

TNA aired a live version of Impact Wrestling last Thursday in Salt Lake City, Utah. After the live version of the card, TNA taped an edition of Impact Wrestling that will air tonight on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET. We posted the spoilers of tonight’s show last Friday, but if you want to be surprised and not want to know, here is what takes place on the show tonight.

- Eight man Gauntlet match to determine the number one contender to the TNA world heavyweight championship
- Ethan Carter III vs Jobber
- Bobby Roode vs Kurt Angle
- Gail Kim vs ODB
- Bro-Mans vs Gunnar and James Storm

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Between The Ropes | Jason Powell – October 29, 2013

Jason Powell of ProWrestling.net comes on the podcast today to talk about the fallout from WWE Hell in a Cell, the new directions for the company, Triple H on top and where Randy Orton fits in, Shawn Michaels possibly returning to the ring, a possible lost opportunity for Daniel Bryan, rumors of TNA being for sale, Eric Bischoff’s role with the company, Hulk Hogan and more.

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TNA Impact Wrestling Spoilers For Thursday October 31

TNA aired a live version of Impact Wrestling last night in Salt Lake City, Utah. After the live version of the card, TNA taped an edition of Impact Wrestling that will air next Thursday on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET.

Here the results of the show.

- Magnus won a gauntlet match to get a spot in an 8-man tournament to become #1 contender (there are also reports that the tournament will crown the new TNA Champion). Sting was in the match even though he’s not able to challenge for the title ever again. Magnus won after he threw Sting over the ropes continuing their angle.
The crowd went crazy when Sting came out but they could’ve cared less about Magnus.
The other other seven guys in the tournament are Bobby Roode, Jeff Hardy, Chris Sabin, Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, and two others I can’t remember for some reason.
Bully Ray was left out to continue the Mr. Anderson feud.

- EC3 faced the same jobber he beat at BFG. The jobber was more over than half the locker room. There was a huge “Let’s go blue guy” chant since he wore a blue singlet.

- Bobby Roode beat Kurt Angle. First, the Angle injury is kayfabe. He was perfectly fine. Great match and Angle was way over.

- TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim beat ODB when Lei’D Tapa interfered. Gail used the ropes for leverage getting the pin.

- TNA Tag Champions Bro-Mans beat Gunner and James Storm. Robbie E used the ropes for leverage. Filler match.

Results were from ProWrestling.net.

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Between The Ropes Video: Raw Fallout, WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 Preview

Brian, Michael and Steve are back for the weekly Between The Ropes as they talk about the fallout from WWE Raw on Monday night and the Triple H promo to end that show, a preview of this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV and some predictions, Sheamus on his comeback from injury, TNA on the move and a new initiative and more.

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TNA Bound Main Event Rematch Takes Place Thursday on Impact Wrestling

TNA President Dixie Carter announced that the TNA world champion AJ Styles will defend his title against former TNA world champion Bully Ray in a rematch this Thursday on Impact Wrestling.

Carter made the announcement in the video above after the Bound For Glory pay-per-view on Sunday after Styles defeated Ray for the title.

Impact Wrestling will take place on Thursday from Salt Lake City, Utah starting at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV.

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