TNA held another set of Impact Wrestling tapings on Friday night from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Wrestling News World writer Scott Brooks was in attendance and filed the following report:
Impact Wrestling on 3/20/14:
In a dark segment Bully Ray came out with a mic. He asked the fans who wanted to see him put someone through a table, specifically Bobby Roode. The loudest fans to cheer will be able to help him bring Ray’s tables to the ring.
Angelina Love came out for a promo and talked about it has been a week and called out Velvet Sky, who came to the ring. Velvet talked about she owes a lot to Angelina. She also mentioned the bad times. Angelina really wants them to be friends again and said the fans want it too. They ended up hugging. Angelina says they are missing a third piece and asked Madison Rayne to come out. Angelina tells Madison that she was a part of The Beautiful People and offered her a spot. She says all three of their names but didn’t say Madison’s respectfully. Madison said Angelina always treated her with disrespect. Love said Madison at the time needed to pay her dues. Rayne said that she did all of Love’s dirty work and she likes Velvet but she is not interested and is out.
In a non title triple threat match, Bromans defeated Sanada/Tigre Uno and The Wolves via a pin on Uno following a Hart Attack. Before the match Bromans told Uno and Sanada to lay down for them but they said no. Zema distracted Sanada by taking his X Title at one point.
Bully Ray came out and had tables in the ring. He said he is the one who made sure Dixie is no longer in charge. Crowd chanted “Thank you, Bully.” He spoke about how Dixie came to him and offered money and her “womanly” ways to him and he said no. He said she almost had him with a steak. He told Bobby Roode the last thing they need is another owner like Dixie. He asked how many fans want to see Roode go through some tables. Roode came out. Roode said Ray does not scare him. The guy Ray screwed over does not exist anymore and said he is the guy who was the longest reigning and most dominant champion in TNA history, spat in Dixie’s face before it was cool, and said he was the one who tricked Ray into flying to the corporate office in Nashville last week. He asked the crowd if they know who he was. Ray wanted to fight. Roode said he doesn’t call the shots. Ray said he does and the fans say now. Roode said it isn’t going to happen and leaves. Ray goes after him and puts him on a table at ringside but Roode moves. Ray continues to attack him. They went into the rig and Ray went for a running boot on Roode through a table but missed. Ray then went for a powerbomb through one, Roode evaded, then went for a spear on Roode through another but Roode moved again and Ray put himself through the table. **
In a TNA World Heavyweight Title Match, Magnus defeated Samoa Joe. They had Abyss and MVP handcuffed to each other for the match at ringside. Ref got KOed and Abyss and MVP got in a brawl around ringside. Abyss got tacks from under the ring. MVP un handcuffed himself after laying out Abyss and tossed the tacks. Abyss went after MVP and Joe attempted a dive on Abyss but Abyss threw a chair in Joe’s face. Magnus followed up with a top rope elbow drop for the win.
Impact Wrestling on 3/27/14:
MVP came out for a promo. He said that when he came here he had the intention that every wrestler would rise and fall based solely on their talent and ability. A great man once said “the cream always rises to the top.” He said it was time to make an executive decision and Magnus and Abyss came out. Magnus said before he does anything rash that Abyss has a 100% legitimate service contract to the champion, not TNA or MVP, meaning the only time his authority extends to Abyss is through him. MVP said he had the chance to see how strong Abyss is last week. MVP tells Abyss if he puts a hand on him he will show a side of him he doesn’t want to see and tells him that Magnus is manipulating him. He brings up the idea of a title shot to him. MVP said someone keeps getting shafted and set up next week Abyss will challenge Magnus and the #1 contender Samoa Joe will also challenge Magnus. Joe came out. He said he has only asked MVP for one thing and that is for him to get a fair chance and an uninterrupted opportunity against Magnus. Joe said now his rematch is a handicap match. Magnus said they have their own problems to deal with and Joe attacks Magnus while MVP attacks Abyss. Eric Young then comes out and attacks Abyss. He and Joe clear the ring while MVP grabs a mic and says enough. Eric Young says he has the solution. He brought the monster out of Abyss and says he has to be the one to stop him. He does Magnus/Joe next week for the title and now he needs to put EY there. EY will take care of Abyss while Joe gets a match the way he wants to be. MVP says he doesn’t think EY has earned it yet. EY says he talks about motivate validate and participate. He says “motivate” MVP has been here 10 minutes while he has been 10 years and runs down everything he has been involved it. “Validate” mentions all the belts he has won. “Participate” he has ran with every ball TNA has given him. He said he is a world class professional wrestler and will fight. Joe says nobody is doubting him but there is a line and he is not at the head of it. Joe still wants his one fair title shot and until he gets what he wants he gets nothing. MVP says he appreciates EY’s passion and everything he said is true and inserts EY into the match. Joe was not happy. He pie faced EY then the two of them got in a brawl. Refs come out and separate them. MVP says we have a match.
Angelina Love came out and called out Velvet asking what her problem was. They spoke about Madison. I assume something backstage happened that was not shown. Angelina Love was not kind to Madison and mentioned it will be her and Madison later while insulting Velvet.
In a match billed as “no DQ, no countout, no rules, and there must be a winner” Gunner defeated James Storm. Match saw Gunner do a spear through the ropes through a table on the floor and a superplex through chairs, Storm hit two superkicks. Storm went for the wee bottle, Gunner had one that Storm previously brought in the ring and hit him with it followed up with the F5 for the win.
The Wolves defeated Magnus and Abyss when Eddie Edwards made Magnus tap out to the single leg crab. Abyss walked away from the ring after the match was done with the TNA title around his shoulder.
Gail Kim defeated Lei’d Tapa via Eat Defeat.
In a non title match, Sanada defeated Jessie Godderz w/DJ Z via moonsault.
** = may have been for the 3/27/14 show. It wasn’t too clear.