The team at IMPACTWrestling.com brings us the following results from this week’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling on Destination America! Emanating from Glasgow, Scotland – Kurt Angle kicks off Impact Wrestling!
Angle thanks Austin Aries and Gunner for joining him to defeat The BDC last week. He says The BDC wants to control the World Heavyweight title, but that control of the title should belong to the best wrestler in the world. Angle invites Lashley to the ring.
Angle thanks Lashley for aiding Team Angle at Lockdown. Lashley says he came to the ring to get his hands on MVP. Angle counters by saying it’s time for him to be the champion again. He proposes Lashley vs. Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
MVP and The BDC interrupt the moment. MVP says Team Angle never won because Lashley wasn’t sanctioned in the match last week. MVP challenges either Lashley or Angle. Lashley accepts, but proposes a tag team match – against any two members of The BDC. Then, he selects Kurt Angle as his partner.
Backstage: Bobby Roode and Austin Aries run into one another before their match.
Backstage: ECIII says he wants to scalp Rockstar Spud, tonight! He challenges Jeremy Borash, Rockstar Spud and Mandrews to a handicap match – against himself and Tyrus.
Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode
Aries and Roode lock up in the center of the ring. They exchange hammerlocks before grounding one another with submission holds, including a Last Chancery from Austin Aries. Roode comes back with a Roode Bomb attempt, but Aries counters, sending Roode to the outside.
Aries leaps from the turnbuckle and connects with Roode at ringside. As Roode struggles to get back into the ring, Aries climbs the ropes. Aries flies, but Roode jumps – countering with a standing dropkick.
Roode grounds Aries with a spinebuster. Aries uses the ropes to reach his feet again, before being powered into the corner and pummeled with a series of shoulder blocks. Aries scores a series of punches, but Roode counters with a diving neckbreaker.
Roode attempts another Roode Bomb, but Aries counters. Aries connects with a missile dropkick and tries for a brainbuster. Roode counters, going for another Roode Bomb. Aries counters again, sending Roode outside with a discus elbow. Aries dives to the outside, but Roode moves and Aries crashes head first into the guardrail!
Roode tosses Aries into the ring and locks in a cross-face to earn a submission victory!
Winner: Bobby Roode
Post-match: Bobby Roode grabs a mic and says, “Now that was pro wrestling!” He shakes Austin Aries’ hand and says Aries is one of the best wrestlers he’s ever shared the ring with.
Roode says it’s time for him to get his championship back. He says Roode vs. Lashley 3 never happened and that he deserves a rematch. He vows to win back the World Title.
Eric Young rushes into the ring and attacks Bobby Roode from behind. Young plants Roode with a piledriver in the center of the ring. As medics help Roode to the back, Young attacks again and connects with a second piledriver, on the ramp!
Al Snow addresses Grado, a contestant from season two of British Boot Camp.
Al Snow says beyond the ring, he’s trained some of the best and brightest wrestlers the industry has ever seen. Snow mocks the fans – and says none of them can do what he can do. He says Grado is just like all of them and that he’ll give Grado one more chance to leave the sport of professional wrestling.
He calls out Grado. Grado comes face-to-face with Al Snow. Snow says Grado hasn’t got the heart or passion to succeed in professional wrestling. He says Grado doesn’t have his respect – and that he should leave.
Grado interrupts Al Snow. Snow confronts Grado’s mother in the audience and says she should be ashamed of her useless son. She slaps Al Snow! He shoves Grado’s mom and Grado attacks from behind. Al Snow says he’ll meet Grado in a match next week.
Crazy Steve vs. Bram
Bram charges Crazy Steve, who tumbles out of the way. Steve charges Bram, but Bram powers him into the corner. Steve tries to escape by jumping onto the turnbuckle. Bram sweeps his legs and Crazy Steve smacks his head on the top turnbuckle before crashing to the mat with a nasty fall!
Bram leaves the ring and grabs a microphone. He verbally taunts Magnus as he continues his assault on Crazy Steve. Steve mounts some offense – and even bites Bram in the face – but Bram finishes him with ease using a huge DDT!
Bram pins Crazy Steve then screams, “Fight me!”
Backstage: Rockstar Spud gives Mandrews and JB a pep talk. He says they’re lions and tigers – and the he’s got back-up.
Backstage: Gunner thanks Kurt Angle for believing in him. He questions Angle about teaming with Lashley.
3-on-2 Handicap Match
ECIII & Tyrus vs. Rockstar Spud, Mandrews & JB
Spud throws his jacket into Tyrus’ face before the opening bell. Spud immediately comes face-to-face with ECIII, who tags in Tyrus. Spud attacks, but Tyrus counters, punching Spud in the throat and sending him flying across the ring.
Mandrews tags himself in, but he’s no match for Tyrus. Finally, JB tags himself into the match. ECIII tags himself into the match and JB goes crazy, connecting with a series of knees! ECIII creates enough separation to gain the advantage. He beats JB into the corner. JB tags Mandrews, who catches ECIII with a front dropkick!
Tyrus reenters the match and Mandrews is powered down hard. ECIII tags himself back in. He isolates Mandrews and tosses him into the corner. Tyrus attacks Mandrews while ECIII taunts Spud and JB.
Spud screams for Mandrews. Mandrews catches ECIII with a jawbreaker and an enziguri before making the tag to Rockstar Spud. Spud goes wild! He gets ECIII crowded in the corner, but Tyrus attacks with a cheap shot.
Tyrus charges Spud, but he side-steps, sending Tyrus crashing into ECIII! Spud connects with a cutter on Tyrus, sending him to the outside. Then, JB leaps from the top rope, onto Tyrus at ringside!
While Spud’s distracted by the action the outside, ECIII connects with a One Percenter for the win!
Winners: ECIII & Tyrus
Post-match: ECIII is about to shave Spud’s head when the arena goes dark. Mr. Anderson attacks ECIII and Tyrus!
Backstage: Kenny King and Low Ki attack Gunner.
Madison Rayne vs. Awesome Kong
Madison says to the fans, “You guys love me – and I don’t care. Story of my life.”
Madison says she’s the queen of the Knockout’s Division – and the greatest Knockout of all time. She says not a single woman in the back can defeat her in the ring. Awesome Kong makes her presence known.
Madison tries hiding behind Earl Hebner. The bell sounds – and when Madison charges Kong, she’s deflected with ease. Kong smashes her against the turnbuckle before slamming her down onto the mat.
Kong misses a splash and Madison scores a series of rights. Kong is up quickly and simply rushes through Madison before connecting with an Implant Buster!
Winner: Awesome Kong
Backstage: Angle tells Aries he’s in his seat. Angle says he heard Aries tapped out to Bobby Roode. Aries says if Angle wins the title, he’ll have a big bullseye on his back.
Matt Hardy enters the arena to offer an update on his brother’s condition. A video recaps Jeff Hardy’s crash onto the steel steps last week.
Matt says that because Jeff loves the business so much, he’s taken incredible risks to create iconic moments. Matt said that after those moments, he’s used to a thumbs up – or a gleam in his brother’s eyes, to let him know that everything would be okay.
He says that following that fall from the cage, he didn’t get a thumbs up – and all he saw was emptiness – a broken Jeff Hardy.
James Storm, with the rest of The Revolution, interrupts. Storm said he did what the likes of Edge & Christian, Team 3D, Lashley – even The Undertaker couldn’t do. He says he put down Jeff Hardy, because in his story – heroes never win.
Storm says Matt Hardy has two options – to join The Revolution, or to be set up in a bed next to his brother.
Matt attacks! He’s easily overpowered by The Revolution 4-on-1. Storm says it’s an eye for an eye or a tooth for a tooth. He says in this case, they’ll just take Matt Hardy’s arm. Storm instructs The Revolution to lift him up, but The Wolves make the save!
Backstage: The Beat Down Clan assaults Austin Aries. They throw him out of the arena.
Kurt Angle & Lashley vs. The BDC
Angle and Lashley enter the ring, awaiting their opponents. It’s revealed that MVP and Samoa Joe will represent The Beat Down Clan. Low Ki and Kenny King are at ringside.
Angle and Samoa Joe start against one another. The two heavyweights trade arm submissions early. Angle takes Joe down with an arm drag. Lashley tags himself in and Joe shifts the momentum in his favor, until Lashley connects with a hard shoulder block into the corner.
Joe fights back with a headbut before being floored by a clothesline from Lashley. MVP distracts Lashley long enough for Joe to capitalize, then he tags into the match. MVP drives his boot into Lashley’s face and then he makes an early cover.
Lashley kicks out and Samoa Joe reenters the match. He plants a kick into Lashley’s face before exchanging tags with Joe. Joe and MVP double-team Lashley. Then, MVP distracts the referee while the other members of The BDC choke Lashley on the bottom rope.
Joe connects with a big uppercut to the champion. Lashley counters an Irish Whip, and then he drops Joe with a neckbreaker! Angle tags into the match. He hits Joe with a suplex before connecting with the Angle Slam. MVP breaks up the count.
MVP drives Angle shoulder-first into the turnbuckle! Angle and MVP brawl in the center of the ring until MVP connects with a clothesline. Low Ki chokes Angle again on the bottom rope while MVP gets in Lashley’s face.
Joe tags back into the fight. He drops Angle with a hard right and attempts a submission maneuver, but Angle battles out before it’s locked in. Angle delivers a dropkick from the second rope to Joe. Lashley makes the tag!
Lashley pummels MVP. He spears MVP into the corner before planting him a delayed vertical suplex. Lashley connects with a huge spinebuster, but Joe breaks up the count. Lashley gets distracted by Angle, who’s locked Samoa Joe in an ankle lock – and MVP rolls up Lashley for the pin.
Winners: The BDC
Post-match: Lashley and Angle confront one another.