Impact Wrestling Results – 11/14/2013
From Cincinnati, Ohio
Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Austin Aries is shown coming into the arena with his bag. The screen then shows Kurt Angle walking backstage as they both have a match tonight.
A video plays showing how the whole TNA World Title Tournament started.
Aces & 8s music plays and the group comes out to the ring. Ray talks about how he keeps on playing puppet master to all of the fans. He then brings up Mr. Anderson and how he will soon take him out. Out comes Mr. Anderson right then and there. He states that if he beats Ray in their match next week then Aces & 8s will have to disband. If Ray beats him then Ken will go home to his pregnant wife and stay home. Ray likes the stipulation and agrees to it. He then states he would love to piledrive his wife. Ken gets furious and says he is crazy and attacks Ray. Knux and Garett come to the aid and attack Ken. Ray grabs a chair but Ken fights back and takes the chair. Ray exits the ring. Ken gets back on the mic and wants a match with one of them. Ray picks Knux.
Mr. Anderson vs. Knux
The match begins and Anderson goes right after Knux. He puts him in the corner and kicks and punches him. Knux comes out and Ken does some soccer punches. Ken goes into the ropes and Knux does a huge cross body. He covers but Ken kicks out. Knux now chokes Ken on the middle rope. Garett and Ray were sent to the back during the commercial break. Knux kicks Ken in the head as Anderson tries to crawl away. He puts Ken in the corner and punches him. He then does a huge irish whip in the opposing corner. He then tosses him out of the ring. Knux exits and pounds Ken’s face into the steel steps. Knux gets back in the ring and drags Ken on the apron. He does a huge suplex. He covers but Ken kicks out. Knux works on the head. Ken gets back to his feet and elbows out of the headlock. He lifts Knux up on his shoulders but Knux slides behind him and pushes him into the corner. Knux runs and does a splash into him. He then does a side walk slam. He covers but Ken kicks out. He gets Anderson up and closelines him down. Knux gets Ken to his feet. He does another huge closeline. He gets Ken back up and goes for another closeline, but Ken ducks and grabs Knux and hits the Mic Check. He covers. Winner: Mr. Anderson
Ken grabs a mic. “Ladies and gentlemen, the winner and the person who will beat Bully Ray’s @ss next week… Mr. Anderson!” The crowd repeats his name and then his music plays.
An #Impact365 video plays. It shows Joseph Park. He says he has been thinking a lot and states he doesn’t know what to do about last week. He doesn’t even drink. He then challenges Chrstopher Daniels. He wants the match one-on-one.
Kazarian is backstage with Daniels. Kaz brings up Park. Daniels says he thought Park needed a drink last week because he doesn’t look like the healthiest person. He was just trying to help. Now Park is putting his big boy pants on. Daniels says Kaz can stay there as Eric Young probably won’t even come out. He will take out the Park pancake. He then says he will beat Park and then find Abyss and that Television Title. Daniels walks away and he sees Bobby Roode. They start talking about their new t-shirts and they get all excited.
A video plays showing Dixie Carter spinning the Wheel of Dixie. Kurt Angle vs. Austin Aries will be in a Submission Match. Both comment on said match. Kurt says this type of match isn’t for everyone. He then brings up great submission artists in the business. Austin Aries states he doesn’t want to be one dimensional. Kurt says he can lock in a submission in any stance. Austin states that Kurt will have zero chance of winning if he doesn’t bring his 100% game.
Music hits and here comes Christopher Daniels as he dances down the ramp. He gets in the ring, drinks an Appletini and blows a kiss. Joseph Park comes out and gets right in the ring.
Christopher Daniels vs. Joseph Park
Daniels leaves the ring as Park enters. He gets back in and they go to lock-up but Daniels ducks and kicks Park in the gut. He then does several punches and runs in the ropes. Park does a hip toss and then knocks Daniels down. Daniels tries to shake his hand as he doesn’t want to fight anymore. Park shakes his hand and helps Daniels up, but he closelines him down. Daniels gets up in the ropes and Park whips him in the opposing side. Daniels falls. He gets up and he pokes the eyes of Park. Park then takes the legs out from underneath him and goes for the boston crab, but Daniels slides out. He goes around the ring and Joseph follows. They get back in and Daniels stomps on him. He continues to beat him up as he is down on the mat. He elbows him in the back of the head and then closelines him from behind as Park is on his knees. He covers but Park just rolls over. Daniels gets him up and tries to whip him, but Park reverses it. Daniels does a sunset flip, but Park stops and goes to sit on him but Daniels moves. Daniels kicks him in the face and covers. Park kicks out.
Daniels applies a headlock. Park gets up and elbows his way out of it. Daniels pounds on his back. He does some taunts as Park gets back up. Park lifts Daniels up on his shoulders and then does a samoan drop. Both are down. Both get up at the opposite side of the ring. Daniels runs to him but Park moves. He then does a body slam to Daniels and then a side walk slam. He covers but Daniels kicks out. Park gets him up but Daniels tries to suplex him. Park reverses it. Park goes to climb the corner now. Daniels rolls out of the way. He goes to the opposing corner. Park drops down and runs and does a big splash. He then goes for punch after punch. The referee comes in and tells Park to back up. Park pushes the referee but Daniels does a low blow. Park falls and Daniels covers. The referee comes back to and counts. Winner: Daniels
Knux and Garett are backstage. Garett is trying to calm Knux down as he is angry because he lost. Bully Ray comes in and tells Knux not to worry about it. He has Ken in the palm of his hands next week. He will beat him and they won’t have to worry about him again. Ray then asks Knux about the girl they saw earlier. Knux remembers her name. They walk away together to get her.
Music plays and here comes Ethan Carter III. He walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. Music hits and here comes Norv Fernum and Dewey Barnes! They come down the ramp and get in the ring. Ethan looks worried. He then laughs.
Ethan Carter III vs. Norv Fernum and Dewey Barnes in a Handicap Match
Norv starts the match off against Ethan. Norv goes right to Ethan and looks around and then punches Ethan in the face. He works on the arm and tags Dewey. Dewey enters and works on the arm too. He tags Norv. Norv climbs the rope and hits on the arm. He then tags Dewey. Dewey climbs the corner to the top and stomps on the arm of Ethan as Norv holds it. Ethan gets up and Dewey goes after him but Ethan takes him right down and punches him in the face multiple times. He does a snap suplex. He then does a back suplex. Dewey gets up in the corner. Ethan runs to him but Dewey elbows him in the head a couple times and then kicks him in the face. He does some summersaults and tags Norv. Norv hits a flying cross body and then a missile dropkick. He goes for a tornado DDT and covers. Ethan kicks out. Norv grabs Ethan but Ethan kicks Norv right in the head. He grabs him and does the 1%er but Dewey tags himself in before the move. Dewey climbs the corner and jumps but Ethan grabs him by the throat. He does the 1%er and covers both of them as they are down in the middle of the ring. Winner: Ethan Carter III
Ethan grabs a mic. He states he is EC3 and he is a Carter. The world needs them. Ethan taunts.
A video plays showing AJ Styles and this video is brought to us by the friends of AJ Styles. It shows AJ taking the title all the way to Mexico. He went to the AAA promotion and defended it. He is making Dixie Carter pay.
Dixie Carter is backstage looking at the monitors. She yells at the producers because of the video coming on the show again. She doesn’t know how this is happening but they need to fix it. She walks away.
A video plays showing the Hardy vs. Sabin match. Hardy is shown afterwards as he says his tooth cracked during the match. He says he doesn’t know how he can still be in those matches 16 years later. The fact that he is still walking and touching people is something he is grateful for.
Another video shows Austin Aries. He gave up the X-Division title last year for the TNA World Title match and won after beating Bobby Roode. After the video, Aries is shown backstage getting ready for his match tonight.
Music hits and here comes Dixie Carter! Dixie walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. She grabs a mic. She thanks the crowd as they boo her. She says it is so hard to be blessed when you have the perfect instincts. Dixie says it is great to be right as she has kicked that redneck guy off her show. The class of the show has went up ten fold! No one, except herself, is replaceable. This is a business. No one understands that. It’s not about walking down memory lane. It’s about what they have done for her lately. What has AJ done lately? He went under her skin, but also stole her title and her car and went south of the border. He is not her World Champion, period! Her lawyers will take care of him. She is here to talk about the best tournament in the business. Jeff Hardy beat “somebody” in a Full Metal Mayhem match. You don’t want to miss tonight’s match. She then brings up next week’s Turning Point show. She wants to bring out four important people who will compete on the show. First is Bobby Roode. His music plays and he comes on the stage. He walks down the ring. Next is Storm. He comes out and walks to the ring. Samoa Joe comes out next. Finally is Magnus. They all walk to the ring separately.
Dixie already announced the tournament brackets. Storm vs. Roode and Magnus vs. Joe. Dixie spun the wheel earlier and it was posted online part of their new #Impact365. Storm and Roode fight in a Bull Rope Match. Dixie states this could be Storm’s match but it’s about what you have done lately. Roode beat Kurt twice. She tells James to prove himself. James grabs a mic and says he doesn’t have to show her anything special. She is not ready to ride with the rodeo. James says he has the hair, beer, and the redneck underneath his skin. He has the fans and they want someone like him to be the leader of the show. James tells him, “Sorry about your damn luck!” Dixie tells them to calm down and save it for next week. One match she is excited for is Joe vs. Magnus. They will be in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Joe grabs a mic. He says he can’t handle this much longer. He says the only reason why this tournament is happening because Dixie couldn’t cut a deal with AJ. They are covering her because of her bad business. Joe says he will run through the tournament and the first person he defends it to is the guy who didn’t lose it and that is AJ Styles and it doesn’t matter where it will happen in the world. Dixie yells at him and says she can replace him like that! Magnus grabs the mic and says everything is about the spirit of competition. If he wants to be top talk, he has to beat the very best and that is Samoa Joe. It isn’t going to be easy, but it is going to happen. Dixie grabs the mic and says she wants to make something very clear. This tournament is about finding her champion and who is looking after her and her business. The real winner will come out on top.
Mr. Anderson is walking backstage. He sees Garett Bischoff and walks up to him and punches him right in the face. Garett punches back but Ken grabs him and slams him into the carts and shelves backstage. Ken grabs handcuffs and handcuffs Garett’s hand to one of the shelves. Ken grabs a beer and says there is a funny thing about those handcuffs.
A video plays showing Kurt Angle making his debut in 2006. It wasn’t look till he was in the hunt for TNA gold. He fought in the King of the Mountain Match and captured the title. After the video, Kurt Angle is shown backstage. He is warming up for his match tonight.
Music hits and here comes the Knockouts Champion Gail Kim and Lei’D Tapa is behind her. They walk down the ramp and get on the apron. They enter the ring. Gail grabs a mic. She states that she issued an Open Challenge last week to any woman outside of the company to fight her and to try to beat her. There were a lot of names mentions but only one name showed up. Music hits and here comes Hannah Blossom. She comes down the ramp and gets in the ring.
Gail Kim vs. Hannah Blossom
Gail goes forward and kicks Hannah right in the head. Hannah gets up and Gail knocks her down and then smashes her face into the mat. She gets her up and whips her in the corner. Gail runs and throws her body into Hannah’s gut. Gail stands on the apron and taunts. She gets in and Blossom fights back with punches but Gail knocks her down. Gail works on the head again and does a cross arm shot. She gets Hannah up and smashes her face into the turnbuckle. She then wraps her legs around the corner and does a hanging Figure Four Leg Lock. She breaks it up and gets in the ring. Hannah is hurting. Gail taunts in the ring. Gail gets on her hands and knees and tells Hannah to come. Hannah walks to her but Gail trips her and she covers. Blossom kicks out. Gail gets her up but Hannah punches back with punches and then a closeline. She does several closelines. She does a suplex. She does an elbow drop and covers. Gail kicks out. Both get up and Hannah whips Gail in the corner. She runs but Gail knocks her down with a closeline. She twists the arm and hits the Eat The Feet. She covers. Winner: Gail Kim
Tapa enters the ring and Gail grabs a mic. She tells Hannah nice try… ah, not really. Gail laughs. She then states she will prove every week why she is the most dominate Knockouts Champion in history.
The camera shows Austin Aries walking backstage. It then shows Kurt Angle walking. Their match is next.
Joseph Park comes out as his music plays. He has a mic in hand. He gets in the ring. He starts to talk. When he came to Impact Wrestling a year and half ago, he was determined to find his brother Abyss. With the support of everyone, he didn’t want to let that go. He thanks everyone. He then states that Bad Influence is getting under his skin. They say Park will never be the wrestler Abyss is. Park says they are right as Abyss is one of the best and a future Hall of Fame. They ask Park where Abyss is at… how does Park know? Park says he thinks he has a solution to the whole problem. He can’t believe he is doing this… but you only live once. He is issuing an Open Challenge for next week. He challenges Abyss! Park’s music plays and he leaves the ring and goes backstage.
Mike Tenay and Taz are shown as they go over the line-up for next week’s Turning Point special.
Austin Aries’ music plays. He walks down the ramp with his cape behind him. He gets in the ring. Music hits and here comes the Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle Kurt walks down the ramp. Just then, a camera show backstage.
Anderson is with Garett. Ken takes the handcuffs off and then lifts Garett up on his shoulders. Garett seems to be knocked out. Ken walks away with him.
Austin Aries vs. Kurt Angle in a Submission Match in the TNA World Title Tournament
They lock-up and Kurt goes behind Aries. Aries drops down and then takes the legs from under Kurt. Kurt backs up. Both get to their feet. They walk around the ring. They lock-up again. Aries applies a headlock, but Kurt turns it into an armlock and then a headlock takedown. Aries applies a head scissors. Kurt gets out. Both get up. They lock-up. Aries goes behind Kurt but Kurt gets out of it and applies a headlock. Aries sends Kurt in the ropes but Kurt takes Aries down with a shoulder block. Kurt runs in the ropes and Aries does several arm drags. He then does a takedown but Kurt turns it into a head scissors. Aries goes to get out of it but Kurt locks in the Ankle Lock. Aries gets out of it. Both get up and Kurt goes for the german suplex but Aries flips over and lands on his feet. He then take down Kurt and Kurt rolls out of the ring before Aries could lock in a head submission. He gets back in the ring and backs Aries up in the corner.
Kurt punches and kicks him. He then whips Aries in the opposing corner. Kurt runs to him but Aries moves out of the way and takes Kurt down. He applies a half boston crab but then bends back and grabs the neck. Kurt grabs the ropes. Aries breaks the hold and stomps on Kurt. Kurt goes in the corner. Aries does shoulder tackles and then whips Kurt in the opposing corner. He does a bulldog and then applies a front headlock. Kurt breaks the hold by grabbing the ropes. Both get up and Kurt whips Aries in the ropes. He does a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Kurt looks at the stage and he sees Bobby Roode come out. He has a chair and goes to sit down, but Kurt gets out of the ring and walks up the ramp. He then backs up. Aries climbs the corner. Kurt turns and Aries flies. Kurt catches him and he does a belly to belly suplex on Aries on the outside. Kurt gets up and looks at Roode. He then puts Austin back in the ring. Kurt stares at Roode again. Roode states he only wants to watch. Kurt gets on the apron. Aries does a baseball slide and he kicks Kurt’s legs out from under him. He falls to the floor.
Aries is on the apron while Kurt is in the ring. Kurt goes to Aries but Aries hits him with a shoulder to the gut and then does a neck breaker through the ropes. Aries gets in and knees Kurt in his chest several times. He runs in the ropes and does a flying elbow drop to the chest. Aries then applies a front headlock. Kurt gets up and punches Aries in the gut. Aries releases the hold. Kurt goes for another belly to belly but Aries claps at the ears and then closelines Kurt. He gets up and Aries takes him to the corner but Kurt reverses it and then does a belly to belly. Both get up and Kurt does a german suplex. He then does another. He does one more and Aries is turned inside out. Kurt waits. Aries gets to his feet and Kurt goes for an Angle Slam, but Aries does an arm drag and then hits him with a forearm shot. Kurt goes through the ropes and to the outside. Aries climbs the corner and does an elbow shot to Kurt as he gets up. Aries rolls Kurt in the ring and climbs the corner again. He jumps and does a missile dropkick but Kurt grabs the foot and applies the Ankle Lock. Aries rolls out of it and Kurt goes into the second turnbuckle. Kurt stays there while Aries runs for a dropkick in the corner but Kurt grabs the ankle in and locks in the submission. Aries rolls out again and Kurt goes through the ropes to the outside.
Aries hops on one foot and ten runs in the ropes. He does a suicide dive on Kurt. Kurt falls and bangs his head on the steel ramp. Aries rolls him back in the ring. Aries climbs the corner. He jumps and hits the missile dropkick. Kurt slowly gets up in the corner. Aries runs to him and does the dropkick in the corner. Aries then goes for the Brain Brainbuster and hits it! Aries now locks in the Last Chancellory. Aries pops back out of it and Kurt pushes Aries away. They go back and forth with punches. He knocks Aries to his knees and then locks and hits a german suplex. He does another german. He goes for one more but Aries holds the ropes. Kurt pounds on his back and then takes Aries up to the top rope. Kurt climbs up and Aries elbows Kurt in the head and he falls. He gets right back up and runs up the corner but Aries knocks him down again and Kurt falls. Aries gets up in the corner and and goes for the 450 splash but he lands right on his Ankle as Kurt moves. Kurt goes for the Angle Slam, but Aries slide sour and goes for the Last Chancellory but Kurt gets out. Both get up and Aries goes for the Brain Buster but Kurt slides out and Aries goes face first into the corner. Kurt points to Roode and then applies the crossface to Aries. Aries taps! Winner: Kurt Angle
Roode and Kurt stare at each other after the match. Mike Tenay and Taz go to hype next week’s show but Anderson’s music plays. He comes out with Garett Bischoff. He drags Garett and then gets him up. He sets up and hits the piledriver right on the stage! Ken gets up and his music plays. Kurt and Roode look on while Ken strips the vest off of Garett. The show fades.
I felt like this was a decent show tonight with some positives and negatives, like always. I felt each story progressed in their own way leading to either future matches or to next week. One thing I liked was the opening segment with Aces & 8s. Bully knows how to work the mic, plain and simple. He said it perfect in his promos: “I am the puppet master.” He truly makes anything believable, well his character. Another thing I enjoyed was the Ethan Carter III match. I find it funny how so many people attack him and his matches. People tend to forget how promotions built new stars. It’s all about old school. It’s about taking their time on talent and slowly pushing them. Speaking of match, the Knockouts match was decent as Gail continues to prove why she is the best. Joseph Park vs. Abyss next week should be very interesting and I can’t wait to see how TNA does this. The story with Abyss has been drawn and dragged out slower than someone who is stuck in quick sand. It’s about time they do this and hopefully it ends next week. Speaking of next week, the show is stacked with possible great matches. Stories progress. Speaking of which, what a story told in the ring between Kurt and Aries. It was an excellent main event by two amazing competitors. I am glad Roode stayed on the stage and let these two do their thing. I am looking forward to next week with Turning Point and their first show back at Universal Studios. Like my Facebook page for my full wrestling thoughts.