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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Impact Review 12/1/2016

Matt’s Back, He may need an apprentice.
TNA Impact Grand Heavyweight Champion Aron Rex makes an open challenge. He is bummed its Moose. He wanted Grado. Many did. Before the bout, Rex stalls for time before the bell rings. He still stalls, even rolling outside. Once back in the ring, he’s thrown, kips-up, and does the chinlock eye deal. Moose no-sells, hits the gamechanger, and wins. Not all the bouts will be like this. After his win, Moose says Rex was good, but now Moose has the belt, for anyone who wants a bout. Rex won’t speak.
When interviewed, TNA World Tag Team Champion Jeff Hardy says Matt, will be there, then shows he has his Brother Nero lenses.
The Payday team is on their way. Bram moves his mouth under his mask to act like he’s robotic. Strangely, he delivers a better promo Shockmaster-style. Jeff emerges in Brother Nero mode. Jeff talks about how their facing two guys from World War I or something. Kingston asks where Matt is, Jeff attacks, but the numbers are too great. The DCC music hits and the lights go out. When back on, Matt’s in the ring and sends them away. Matt says the belts belong to them.
TNA X-Division Champion DJZ, Mandrews, and Braxton Sutter talk about the 3-way match they will be in tonight. They all act too face for no one to turn.
A sale. No, not of this place.
Recap of Moose winning.
A Tweet of the night goes to @IanRichards1: “I picture the Team X Gold match similar to WCW World War 3 where the last three left were all nWo members.”. As these three are here to win, the match begins. They begin to circle before all three go for near falls early on. DJZ is sent outside so Sutter and Mandrews exchange moves. When DJZ enters, he is given the Northern Lights suplex, and is back out of this. Sutter uses a bit of power, but is sent outside by DJZ, where both men are downed with a moonsault. After Mandrews gets a breather, DJZ dominates, until getting in the ring, where his knee stops him from fighting. This sees a pin attempt by Mandrews on Sutter. DJZ fights through his pain to deliver a crossbody to both. DJZ tries a ZDT, but is hit with a flatliner by Sutter. Mandrews effectively eliminates Sutter, but the recovered DJZ gets a pin over Mandrews after a Mandrews splash. After the bout, DJZ’s knee is attacked as Mandrews shows he’s not happy with the end.
Laurel Van Ness berates Allie about last week, and says she may not have a job.
Maria and Laurel are here to talk about the pie stuff. Allie is asked to bring herself to the ring. Allie says she did not mean to force her pie in Maria’s face, but this goes to the Allie/Laurel spat. Then the beration continues before Laurel says she had a date last night. After being called a bitch, Allie slaps Maria. Laurel attacks.
Before her bout, Rosemary tells Jade she will make history, and win the TNA Knockout Championship.
Bram teams with Kingston to wrestle The Hardys. Kingston with his D’Lo Brown/Roman Reigns look as both teams brawl. Matt bring Bram through two corners before a double suplex assault on both opponents. The Hardys use their team experience to isolate Bram and whoop him the way many want to see happen. Bram escapes a chinlock by Jeff, but it sees The Hardys beat him and his partner up going into break. Back from break, Kingston has the edge over Matt before tagging Bram in. Bram has an edge briefly before Matt brings him down and tags Jeff, who is rolling until James Storm kicks when referee Brian Hebner is distracted. Kingston tags in and dominates for a little bit before tagging Bram back in. The two men wear Jeff a bit more before Jeff brings both himself & Bram to the canvas. Matt tags in while Kingston. Matt bites both men’s hands like their Michael Biehn in a James Cameron film. Before Matt hits the twist of fate, he is hit by Bram. Jeff takes both Storm & Bram out then helps Matt deliver two twist of fates to befall Kingston to retain.
We see Gail Kim put over Jade without losing to her before Rosemary attacks them some weeks back. We see Jade’s training for this bout.
We see last week Ethan Carter III silenced Eli Drake last week, and now messes with him.
We see Al Snow and Mahabali Shera being whipped. Is it racist if they’re European? Maybe. It seems to be a strap-match.
EC3 is out here to talk about his shot at TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Edwards. He wants Edwards to come out. When he does, EC3 talks highly about Edwards against Lashley before they talk business. Basically, EC3 talks about having another shot, and Edwards talks about being the best.
Next week is the TNA Championship match.
Jade battles Rosemary in the cage in this main event. They start by brawling outside of the cage, but Jade brings her in and dominates going into break. Back from break, Jade uses a tilt-a-whirl headscissors, but Rosemary uses a fake-mist to bring things her way. She even grinds her face against the fencing. She is still attacking even when taking a break. She even suplexes Jade into the cage. Rosemary looks to head coast-to-coast, but Jade recovers her bearings, and sends her to the ground. Jade now uses the structure to throw Rosemary around, and powerbomb her for two. Both brawl until Rosemary uses a German suplex that brings both down. After they both get up and brawl on the wall, Jade sends Rosemary down before the crossbody off the cage. Only two. Jade goes to fly, but mist by Rosemary interrupts the climb, then the red wedding secures the gold.
Standard, but interesting. Just feels like it will end soon.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Punk Wants to Fight Again

Hey, best of luck to him. I'm sure UFC could milk some kind of 'redemption' story out of his fame, but I'd bet on Bellator throwing insane money at him for some big televised one-off.

Cynical Thoughts: WWE Survivor Series 2016

-I just turned 33 last week. I've been watching WWE for over 27 years, and I'm more guilty than most when it comes to updating my expectations as a fan. When an event like Survivor Series rolls around, I get annoyed when I realize that not every match on the show is a traditional elimination match. Hell, that annoyance only spikes when WWE opts to license some contemporary song for the event's theme instead of using the old saxophone-and-trumpet fanfare from 1989. So yeah, next time you see me laughing at the IWC for their inability to change with the times, just remember that I'm part of the problem.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Impact Review 11/17/2016

We have found that because of yet another stable war, everyone’s yelling Russo’s back. We already terminated him six times.
We see last week’s brutal DCC revelation and here is TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Edwards, Edwards says he understands being the target, but that the DCC’s actions lack honor. This sees the DCC appear in a package, a new voice, but still masked. They yammer before appearing like Undertaker or Bray Wyatt. Here they still wear masks. Edwards wants to fight, but Eddie Kingston assaults him. Edwards fights back, but the other two run into the ring. TNA World Tag Team Champion Jeff Hardy breaks it up.
We see the assault from just now, and Edwards an Jeff talk to Aiden O’Shea, who lets them in the supposed Billy Room.
Jesse Godderz faces TNA Grand Heavyweight Champion Aron Rex in non-title(Thank Lemmy) action.  Jesse Starts by brawling Rex into the corner. As Jesse bashes Rex around, he tries for the Adonis lock, leading to an eye poke. This sees Rex starting on offense with a knee drop and chinlock. Jesse reverses a suplex, but Rex cuts him off. After Jesse is sent outside, Rex sends him into the rail, then back inside with clubbing hits on the apron. He then uses the ring skirt itself to cover Jesse’s head and hit some more. After it’s back inside, Rex wears down Jesse a bit more before Jesse surges out of a chinlock. Jesse punches away, and uses an eye-rake. Once Jesse sends both men outside, he grinds the face against the steps. Jesse gets it back in the ring, and 10-punches away. As Jesse tries brawling, Rex dodges, targets the knee, and tries for a submission before being reversed into an Adonis lock for a submission.
Allie is told by Laurel Van Ness(A lot of California references), as Maria and Sienna use intimidation to try to stop Allie from helping Brandi Rhodes.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles. Boy that’s weird.
After A look at TNA Knockout Champion Gail Kim getting beat up, she’s vacating. This puts no one over. “Tell me a lie”.

Sienna and Laurel face Brandi and her partner. After Allie’s sent to the back, it’s revealed to be Madison Rayne. Brandi chases Maria, and avoids Laurel. Madison tags in, and handles Laurel, ever holding her own with Sienna until Laurel grabs the handful of hair. Laurel tags in, and chokes Madison for a bit before tagging in Sienna. Laurel provides a hidden assist, as Sienna wears Madison down, she tags in Laurel, who continues to wear away at Madison before trying the curbstomp, but misses. Madison tags in Brandi, who runs around for a bit until Sienna boots in the chest. Brandi is undeterred, and goes for a pin until Laurel and Madison enter. Brandi reverses the AK47 into a flatliner known as Shot of Brandi, leading to Brandi winning.
TNA World Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy is slowly on his way back, but he’s not there yet.
Mike Bennett vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Trevor Lee vs. Ethan Carter III. Ethan starts by Attacking Lashley, but it becomes three-on-one until EC3’s outside. Everyone tries to pin everyone until Lashley brutalives them both. Lashley stars with the Bennett suplex, then sends Lee outside going into break. Back from break, Lee directs at assault by Bennett and himself. Bennett kicks EC3 in the head, but Lee tries a pin. Lashley is still outside, leading to Bennett attacking further. Both men in the improvised team are angry, leading to EC3 getting a few hits in. Lee targets Lashley while Bennett is with EC3. The team seems to end as EC3 beats up both men. Lashley tries getting in, but EC3 punches him. EC3 attempts a double 1%er, leading to everyone else hitting a finisher. Both Lee, then Bennett start another sequence like this, but Lashley dominates, leading to his spear, but Lee reverses to collision course. Eventually, a fast-paced brawl leads to Lee jumping on both EC3 and Lashley before Lee tries a pin. EC3 fights back, hits a TK3, and uses a sleeper hold to win.
Matt is shown footage of his behavior, including the great moments that make this the least deserving Gooker angle ever.
We see                 EC3’s win, and hear from Eli Drake, who’s angry at the win and demands EC3 return. EC3 allows Drake his time to speak, to which he mentions the times EC3 has not emerged TNA Champion. Drake now wants the shot on the line. Now the other man wants to have the shot. EC3 is surprised to hear this idea, and says no as well. This now leads to Drake offers the no TNA Championship match for a year. Again, not an interesting offer. EC3 wants as many wrestlers as possible. Even getting Drake’s laughtrack to agree. EC3 says he respects him, and because of that, he will only accept it if Drake agrees to a vow of silence for the last 6 weeks of the year. The match is on.
The Decay tell Jade here that Rosemary wants to speak to her. We’re sure this will end just fine.
Jade looks to speak to Rosemary near our office.
Basille Baracka vs. Mahabali Shera. Baracka starts with a brutal brawl that heads to the corner. Shera then gets out and attempts a brawl himself, but a crossbody  by Baracka puts him back on this. Baracka then lifts up Shera for a stomp, then tries another crossbody, but is caught in a powerslam. Shera again uses his power to keep sending him to the mat. Even Baracka trying to use tights goes nowhere. Shera uses a camel clutch to get a submission win. Great Tribunal push. Baron Dax then aids a Shield-ish assault. Al Snow is next out, feigning trying to get approval, but then sends them off.
The meeting Jade has with Rosemary has videos implying a lesbian angle, though they will wrestle to win the Knockout Championship. Oh, and a cage will be involved.
Next week has Team X-Gold, and EC3 vs. Drake.
DCC vs. Jeff and Edwards. Jeff has new music. Guessing he has his identity back to head to WWE. Both teams brawl before Jeff and Edwards take all three out on the outside. Though The DCC brutally use their numbers to divide Jeff and Edwards. Once back  inside, it’s Ring of Honor vs. Chikara going into break. Back from break, Kingston holds Edwards while Bram hits him. Jeff beats up James Storm outside. Bram sets up a chair in the corner while Kingston attacks Jeff. Before Bram can send Edwards into the chair, Edwards sends him outside, where Jeff and Storm brawl. Kingston tries a suplex into chairs. Edwards however sends him into the chairs. Jeff has Storm back in the ring, where he’s destroying him. Storm has a opening to hit the eye of the Storm, but Jeff kicks out. Edwards enziguri’s Storm, but Bram attacks, and hits the brighter side of suffering on the outside onto a table. Jeff hits the twist of fate on Storm, but trying it again is reversed into the last call to end the match.
Not a bad week, but depending on where the next payer is from, basically, it is tough.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Impact Review 11/10/2016

Funny to be on after a mess of legal war, but like Arnold, we'll be back.
After presenting TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Edwards winning, he talks about overcoming a lot before Eli Drake interrupts to reminds Edwards he has to face him later on. Ethan Carter III is next out. Ethan says he will beat whoever he has to in order to get back to the top, and says Drake is not ready to be Champion. After Drake and Ethan exchange words, Mike Bennett says he is the roadblock to Ethan’s championship aspirations. Drake then everyone around him is a dummy, and is attacked by Bennett. A brawl begins until Moose breaks it up before his #1 Contender tournament bout with Bennett.
Moose starts strong by chopping Bennett. Everything goes his way until Maria attacks, she is ejected, but Bennett takes things into a new gear. Moose blocks Bennett’s suplex, but is kicked in the leg. Moose uses a desperation hit, but his assault is stopped by Bennett kicking again, and piledrives him for two, but Moose brings his energy back up to block Bennett’s cutter. After they both punch away, it is hit however. Moose still gets up, and gets out of thering. The brawl heads outside, where Moose hits the steps and is, because Bennett’s back, counted out.
The recap of TNA World Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy’s injury sees Al Snow back for a surprise.
Selling almost all videos.
Jeff Hardy visits Matt, and Senor Benjamin’s drinking. Already great. Jeff sees Matt thinks he’s an engineer. Jeff SHOULD use the time to get his name back.
The Tribunal is again in an Axel Braun-style Shield-cosplay, and they want to see Snow. When he starts to praise them, they say they don’t need him. But they were winning matches with him. As fans “boring” chants break out, The TriShield beat him up. Mahabali Shera fights them before being chokeslammed.
Basically, Captain Obvious is a pilgrim now, and Mucinex watches The Simpsons.
Jesse Godders wants to attack Aron Rex. Should be good.
Ethen vs. Abyss in the tournament. Abyss starts of with the power game, seeing Ethan having problems taking him down. The fight brings itself outside, where both exchange chops before Ethan is chokeslammed on the apron. Once back inside, referee Brian Hebner has trouble keeping Abyss normal. Ethan begins to comeback, until Abyss again uses power. Ethan does not quit, and finally brings him down with clotheslines. Abyss hits a brutal chokeslam, but only two. This leads to Abyss grabbing a steel-chair, but his attempt sees him in a sleeper hold, which gets EC3 a submission win.
Edwards and Drake talk about their bout tonight.
Matt does not know Jeff’s music. We’re trying to get the prize. Jeff wants to take him for a trip.
Jeremy Borash introduces TNA Knockout Champion Gail Kim, who is first thanking basically everyone. Then she asks to see Jade. Gail says Jade is important to the division. After spending a few minutes putting her over as one of the next big wrestling stars of the future. She alludes to hanging up the boots, but The Decay interrupt. Rosemary mists Gail, and beats up Jade. Rosemary hits the VanTerminator on Jade.
TNA X-Division Champion DJZ battles Trevor Lee, who battles Rockstar Spud intournament action. The action heads outside at the start, where DJZ flies, but once inside, each man uses the other as a weapon on yet the other. Lee sends DJZ across the span of the ring, but Spud sends him outside. Spud then focuses on DJZ for several minutes before Lee sends him outside to rest. DJZ fights ahead to bring both into a weaker state before a Spud low-blow takes DJZ out of the fight long enough to see Lee hit a fisherman’s buster to win.
Aiden O’Shea says the room that’s supposed to be Billy wants Robbie E and Grado to wrestle against Lashley before the two of them leave knowing they’re doomed.
Allie and Bradi Rhodes talk about a team, but Allie is hesitant.
Lashley emerges for his feeding, which has tournament implications.  Both men try to hold him off, but he suplexes and punches away. The team gets some good offense in, even suplexing him. However, Lashley gets Grado alone, spinebusters him, and spear’s Robbie E. Lashley gets the duke.
Recapping Rex’s tainted win sees Rex slowly going back to Sandow, which he should’ve done from the beginning.
Jesse beats up Rex, who’s wearing a puffy shirt because of a low-talker.
Jeff takes Matt to see Skarsgard. Jeff brings Matt to the water, but he won’t go in.
Edwards battles Drake in the main event. Both begin by locking up. Neither man has the advantage until Edwards starts to drift things his way with grappling Drake to the mat. Drake uses the strength advantage to slow the match, and avoid Edwards’ dive. As they brawl outside, Edwards hits a hurricarana, but Drake also sends Edwards into the apron. Drake stomps away in the ring while targeting the back of Edwards. Drake uses a powerslam, and an elbow. When Drake takes his time going up top, Edwards surges up, kicks Drake, and superplexes Drake. Next is a yay/boo. Edwards sends Drake out, but Drake skins-the-cat. Edwards sends him out again, and flies at him. They are back in the ring when Edwards hits a lungblower, but can’t capitalize. Drake hits Blunt Force Trauma, but only the count of two. When Drake goes up top, it’s countered into a backpack stunner attempt, but Drake counters as well. Drake goes up top one last time, but Edwards gets out of the way. Edwards then hits the Boston Knee Party to retain. He is then attacked by the Beatdown Clan… DCC, who show themselves to be Eddie Kingston, Bram, and James Storm.
Not a bad week, but not long now.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Impact Review 11/3/2016

Funny Billy’s not here. This place may be terminated soon.
Brandi Rhodes tells Bobby Lashley better watch out with Cody. Maria interrupts with her usual iffy promo style. She talks about how Allie had to learn a lesson, then offers a spot with Sienna and Laurel Van Ness. Brandi turns it down like an independent wrestler should turn us down. Anyway, Sienna attacks, and hits the AK47.
A Video about TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eddie Edwards. It ends with his 2015 injury.
TNA Impact Grand Champion Aron Rex defends again against Jesse Godderz. After a feeling out, Jesse dominates with punches and sending Rex into the turnbuckles. He then amazes again by dropkicking. He uses some more power, with Rex still trying, but it’s all Jesse in the first, bringing Rex down with an armbar. The first ends in Jesse’s favor. Before the second begins, we see more of Jesse. As the second begins, Rex attacks and tells Jesse he won’t be winning. Rex then hits a suplex. Jesse tries to go for a few pins, but the match goes on. Jesse’s back is attacked, but with 30 seconds left in the second, he uses power and locks back the Adonis lock before the round ends and is awarded to him. We’re selling stuff. As the third starts, Rex rakes out of the chinlock. With his vision affected, he’s hit with Rex’s ring hand to end the match. After his win, the berating by Rex begins.
We still have the X-Division. We even have Team X Gold. Not sure if there will be a belt.
Trevor Lee, Andrew Everett, and Marshe Rockett. Vs. Rockstar Spud and The Decay vs. Go For Broke. Instead of a belt, there are flags. Lee and Crazzy Steve are outsmarted by TNA X-Division Champion DJZ, who then flies around, and tags in Mandrews, who gets assaulted by Lee and Everett. Because Rockett tags in, Abyss tags in, and both men brawl before the double kick by Mandrews. This leads to everyone hitting their finishing move. After The Decay are inexplicably ejected, Spud is attacked, and pinned by Braxton Sutter.
A second video about Eddie. He got married during his injury.
TNA World Tag Team Champions The Hardys defend against The DCC. Before the bout, Matt Hardy talks about how last week saw an assault be the DCC. The DCC starts by attacking both Hardys before simply leaving. Jeff Hardy wants them back in the ring. The match starts with a brawl that sees two of the DCC dominating early on. Matt gets one of them down. Jeff hit a twist of fate before the third DCC member entering causing a DQ. After this, one of the guys that somehow got a match attacks and stomps referee Earl Hebner. The two groups are brawling near a guy that looks like Paul Ellering. We hear music as weapons are used, then they interrupt a Grado promo. Matt uses a bucket of the lake to make Jeff his 2010 self. Matt smashes one of them into pallets while yelling “Delete”, as the other throws Jeff and the bucket in a box, revealing present Jeff. Matt is sent off a forklift, and now doesn’t have an idea who Jeff is.
Ethan Carter III intends to call out Eli Drake. After that segment, tough to beat.
A One Night Only event. We still have those.
EC3 says Drake runs his mouth about him non-stop. Drake says EC3 needs to watch his tone with him. EC3 invites Drake, who says he knows it will be a brawl. EC3 brings up Drake’s belief about being handed EC3’s accolades.EC3 says he earned everything he got in the promotion, including wins over everyone EC3 says Drake is too scared to use his guaranteed bout. Drake says he does not need any of the things EC3 earned. EC3 again makes his challenge for the Bound-for-Gold status. Drake does not agree with EC3’s idea, until he hears EC3 will never challenge for the TNA belt if he loses. Drake decides against   EC3’s match, and he will face either Edwards or Lashley.
Lashley tells Jeremy Borash that Cody will never be back, and Edwards’ dreams will end tonight.
The final look at Edwards sees Edwards talking about the passing of his mentor, and becoming TNA Champion.
Edwards and Lashley battle in the main event. Both wrestlers lock up to start this bout. Edwards’ technical approach early on gives way to both men brawling before Lashley sends Edwards into the corner. Edwards uses an inverted atomic drop. Neither man has the lead at the start of this match As Lashley brings the proceedings outside. Edwards would fly before chopping, but is thrown with a BAAAAAACK BODY DROP! Lashley sends Edwards into the seats before taunting in the ring. As Lashley bashes away with elbows, he then chokes Edwards with his wristband going into break. Back from break, Edwards kicks out of a pin attempt Lashley brings on. Lashley shifts to using his strength to keep Edwards on the ground. Lashley then high-fives referee Brian Hebner. He tries kicking Edwards, but misses, and has to use now the crossbody. After another miss, Edwards now uses his speed to get Lashley outside, then flies at him. Once back inside, Lashley hits a dominator, but only gets two. Before Lashley can go off the top, he is sent outside, and Edwards flies one more time. After a few fast moves, Edwards accidentally hits the Boston knee party on the referee. Despite a spear, there needs to be the second referee. Edwards kicks out. Lashley hits the second referee. Hebner wants to call it, but is threatened. Edwards then hits the Boston knee party to win.
A great night, but it may be worth nothing soon. See you next week.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Impact Review 10/20/2010

We have no more debt. Boy wrestling will have this RAW Deal for a while.
We see the angles from last week, that brings us to Cody Rh… Talking about wanting to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, he then starts talking about telling his dad he wanted to be a wrestler. This brings out TNA Champion Eddie Edwards. Eddie talks about everyone having loads of respect for both men. After this, we hear both men talk about how they will prove they’re the best. As Bobby Lashley enters the ring, he tells them whichever one he faces will get hurt, but then Moose is next out. He gets his match now. Both men stary by brawling before Lashley suplexes, but it does nothing. Eventually, the fight heads outside. Lashley uses a punch to the head to steer things his way. There’s a Fight Network mention. Take a shot. Lashley shouldersinto Moose, but Moose is able to dropkick Lashley outside. At this juncture, Moose attempt to end the match, but Lashley uses an inverted atomic drop. Lashley then uses a superplex, but Moose gets up and spears for only two. They now enter a yay/boo before Lashley hits his spear, but that only gets two. As Lashley brings himself for another, Moose hits the Gamchanger, but only has two. Before Moose can hit go to hell, Lashley blocks, then spears to win.
We see last week’s attack on TNA Tag Champions The Hardys. This then has The Legionnaires interrupted by The Payday Crew. Bram may know something about this.
Slammiversary ad and Tryus ad. Only one matters.
Eli Drake hosts Fact of Life. He’s interviewing TNA AWF Champion Aron Rex. Drake has audio to give the idea we have an audience. But Rex talks about how great it is to have the belt.  Drake talks about hor doing what you have to in order to win. Rex is heeling a bit about who he’s beaten. Drake says they’re nothing like him. They begin to belittle Ethan Carter III. This brings out EC3, which prompts Drake to end the segment. EC3 demands the button be pressed. Only these two make a button deal work. Drake presses several times, bringing EC3 to brawl before Rex tries to stop it, gets his, and attacks before Jesse Godderz makes the save.
The Hardys plan on deleting Faux-Shleld. After a fun promo, a brawl begins. The Hardys are a better team here. Dominating early on, and preventing Shield:TNA. Jeff hits a DDT, and then the attempt to team leaves Jeff playing Ricky Morton. Jeff his the side Russiam legsweep, and tags in Matt. As Matt bites away, he makes the strange noises everyone knows. After hitting a side effect, Matt gets a twist of fate set-up, but the team assault wears him down until Jeff makes the save. After both hit twist of fates, they get the win. Then the video of those dudes with masks hits, and they attack Faux-Shield.
Allie is talked to be Braxton Sutter, but Laurel Van Ness doesn’t know why she has no shot.
BFG ad and Tyrus ad. We used this joke already.
Another deal with these guys. Dixe loves heel mega stables.
Lashley is now mocking Cody, who says Edwards defeated him. We imagine Lashley may want Cody, belt or no.
We see last week when TNA Knockout Champion Gail Kim won. This brings out Maria, Allie, and Laurel Van Ness. Allie tries talking, though they keep mocking her.  This leads to Allie standing up for herself. Laurel attacks. Next week, Allie faces her. We need to remind you she’s supposed to be untrained.
Edwards tells Lashley to bet against him if he wants.
Tyrus tells Mahabali Shera never to dance. We do agree with this. He seems to be training Shera. Kendrick tried with Eva Marie.
EC3 and Jesse want to wrestle the team of Drake/Rex next week.
Shera battles Mike Bennett, who has music. Bennett’s chops don’t seem to do much against Shera, who responds with power. Bennett uses kicks while mocking Shera before locking the chinlock in. Shera again with power by slamming him several times. He locks in a bearhug, but Bennett uses an eyerake and the MIP to end the match.
A look at Edwards before his battle with Cody.
TNA X-Division Champion DJZ talks about the X-Division distracton when Rockstar Spud interferes and announces his team.
Edwards defends against Cody tonight. Both men start with a handshake before they begin feeling out. Neither man has the edge going into break. Back from break, the stalemate is back. Edwards starts to pull away, using his brutal chops, until Cody makes it the chop-off. Before Cody can lock in a armbar, Edwards makes it to the ropes. Before Cody can fly, Edwards sends him outside. This sees Edwards lunge out. When Edwards brings Cody inside, he’s sent outside with a beautiful disaster, then slams Edwards on the ramp. Once back inside, Cody tries to springboard, but end up in a chin-checker for two. Bringing things his way, Edwards goes to fly, but Cody hits a muscle bulster. Edwards fights away from a submission attempt, and starts a yay/boo before Cody gets Edwards up top for a superplex. The move took a bit out of Cody, as his legs are hooked for a win. After the match, another handshake. Honor. Brandi Rhodes is attacked by Maria.
Another good week. Hope to disappoint you little next week. Happy Birthday Tom Petty.