TNA taped this week’s Impact Wrestling Monday night from Universal Studios. Wrestling News World Orlando correspondent Scott Brooks sent in the following taping results:
Impact Wrestling (Airing Thursday on Spike TV):
* Mike Tenay, Todd Keneley and Taz are on commentary.
* James Storm made his way to the ring. He said it has been a long hard road but he has done it. He wants to say thanks to the fans, who have always been there, his family who has always stood there, and to the people that said he could not so it because if not for them he would have nothing to overcome. Now you are looking at the #1 contender for the title. Bobby Roode’s music and he comes to the ring with beers in hand. He says he is here to join the party and since he is throwing around toasts, Roode would like to give a toast to Storm as well. He gives Storm cheers for his success off of Roode’s hard work. Cheers for all of his fans because they will have to be the ones to watch Storm fail again. Be also says cheers from his family and his precious daughter because they will have to be there to console him after he takes his ball and goes home again. He knocks Storm’s beer out of his hands and pours his beer on it before drinking it. Storm asks it he is done with his bottle sucker and lays him out. He goes to do a a Last Call. Storm yells for him to come back and fight. Roode says he will when Storm puts his shot on the line. Storm says no. Roode tells him to tell his daughter when she turns 18 to give Roode a call to show him what a real man is like. Storm, now really pissed off, accepts Roode’s challenge.
* We saw Aces & 8’s backstage with DOC saying he beat Sting and Joseph Park to a bloody pulp. He offers to team with Devon tonight. The leader requests DOC’s cut which DOC takes off and hands to him. Devon says we have business to take care of. We see a bunch of pictures of the TNA roster and Devon throws a dart at one offscreen before saying “that prick deserves it.”
* Rob Van Dam retained the X-Division Title over Kid Kash
* Eric Young and ODB talking backstage. EY said he’d take care of Jessie tonight and ODB would become not only his #1 in his heart but #1 in the world for the KO’s title.
* We see Kurt Angle saying to both Garett Bischoff and Wes Brisco that he needs a partner to take on Aces & 8’s tonight and ends up picking Garett. He tells Wes that he has big plans for him.
* Jessie Godderz w/Tara defeated Eric Young w/ODB via a Stunner.
* Dixie Carter says she has not seen AJ Styles this unfocused and down before and he needs to turn this around.
* Magnus comes out for a TV title rematch with Samoa Joe but Aces & 8’s attack him. They hold him down as DOC hits him in the leg with a hammer. Devon then gets ready to hit them with a bat until Bully Ray, Al Snow, Simon Diamond and D’Lo Brown come out and Aces & 8’s bail. Magnus gets stretchered out.
* Kurt Angle and Garett Bischoff defeated Devon and a Masked Man (the one Austin Aries faced at No Surrender). There was interference including Wes Brisco running off DOC with a pipe before Angle rolled up the masked man for the win.
* Tara and Jessie go backstage to talk with Brooke. Bully Ray is sitting on the couch with Brooke in the office and leaves when Tara and Jessie walk in. They ask about the battle royal tonight and claim that they had to find out via twitter about it instead from Brooke herself. Brooke also bashed Tara for not knocking and Tara said that she should remember to lock the door while smiling at Jessie.
* Mickie James wins the battle royal by last eliminating Gail Kim. ODB, Madison Rayne and Brooke Tessmacher were also involved.
* AJ Styles came out and brings up the importance of this past Sunday and admits his defeat. He says that’s the kind of year he has had, bringing up the stuff with Dixie and being accused of “having a baby with a crackhead.” He says the most disappointing thing is that people have doubted him and thought that he would do such things. Kazarian and Daniels come out. Daniels says everything he just said is 100% accurate and that this is probably the worst year of his career. He says he is only talking about repercussions and if he wants the source he should look in the mirror. He says all AJ is a flawed, broken, little man. He says to to ahead and sing his sad song to everyone but he wants to remind AJ that he is nothing but a complete and utter failure. AJ says if you look in the record books it will have AJ beating Daniels a lot more than viceverca. We bad as he hates to say this, let’s do this one more time. Kazarian cuts AJ off and says that Daniels has nothing to gain by beating AJ and calls AJ stale. He says he doesn’t even know who he is anymore while saying that the two of them are on the top of their game. Daniels says that he is still for the idea of doing it one last time to find out who the real failure really is.
* Bobby Roode defeated James Storm via a face into an exposed turnbuckle and a roll-up with the tights to win the #1 contendership against Jeff Hardy at Final Resolution. James Storm looked devastated afterwards.
* In a TV Title Match, Samoa Joe retained over Kazarian.