Impact Wrestling moves to its new Wednesday night timeslot on Destination America at 9 PM/8 CT tonight. TNA’s public relations department sent out the following reminder:
IMPACT WRESTLING PREMIERES ON ITS NEW NIGHT STARTING TONIGHT AT 9 ET/8 CT
Encore Presentation Shifts to 9 p.m. PT
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (June 3, 2015) – Tonight a new action-packed episode of IMPACT WRESTLING premieres on its new night, Wednesdays at 9 ET/8 CT on Destination America.
The premiere time slot for IMPACT WRESTLING will remain at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. The encore presentation of IMPACT WRESTLING for the west coast will now broadcast at 9 p.m. PT, making both the east coast and west coast broadcasts of IMPACT WRESTLING at 9 p.m. (9 ET/9 PT).
In addition, the charismatic and dynamic “The Pope” D'Angelo Dinero returns to IMPACT WRESTLING tonight joining Josh Mathews with lively commentary in the announce booth.
Make sure to join us at 9 PM EDT right here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com for our Impact Wrestling “Open Thread” featuring streaming live results and your discussion.
We have complete taping results on the next page…
EC3 came to the ring with Tyrus. The "Close Shave Quintet" was in the ring who did a barbershop style rendition of EC3's theme. EC3 says that he is officially #1 contender. Two women came to the ring with him and held #1 signs. The quintet did a rendition of he's a jolly good fellow to "he's the #1 contender" as the balloons fell. He tells Tyrus that he is excited. He encourages Tyrus to dance and asks if the fans want to see that. EC3 says too bad because this is serious business. He has proved the naysayers wrong. He says his mission has been accomplished and the only conquest left is the World Heavyweight Championship. The crowd chanted Anderson and EC3 says he beat him twice. He invited Angle to the ring who came down. Angle says this is one incredible celebration. He said Verne Gagne and Lou Thesz would roll over in his graves if they saw this. He can't wait for the day to shut up EC3. The problem is EC3 is not next in line. EC3 reminds him that he is #1. Angle says next week is Destination X and the X-Division Champion gets to put up his shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. EC3 says Spud does not deserve that opportunity. He knows Spud and he knows what makes him tick. He and his crew go to leave. He tells the Quintet to say goodbye to Angle for him. They go to sing but Angle Olympic Slams one of them.
Match 3) Lashley defeated Eric Young. Chris Melendez came to the stage before the match ended and attempted to attack Eric after but Lashley stopped him.
Match 4) In match 3 of the best of 5 series, Austin Aries and Bobby Roode defeated The Wolves after a low blow and a chairshot from Roode onto Edwards.
- Edwards kicked out of a Spinebuster/450 combination.
- Aries slid the chair into the ring and he went for the tag title but the ref got distracted. He encouraged Roode to cheat. Roode hesitated but hit the low blow and hit Edwards with the chair to make the series 1-2 in favor of the Wolves.
Rockstar Spud was in the ring with Jeremy Borash talking about Destination X. Kurt Angle came to the ring and wanted to remind him of who he is and his accomplishments. He said this is his thirteenth world title and trained harder for these than the previous ones combined. JB asked Spud what his decision was going to be. EC3's music hits and he and Tyrus came out. EC3 said Spud stands in that ring a two time X Division Champion. He says that is enough to hang his career on. He has done so much in this 14 year journey. He said that Spud is a fish swimming with sharks. EC3 said he is the man who told him to become a champion. They have history together and it did not heal so well, but time heals all wounds except the one he left in Spud's head. The people here endear Spud and love him because he is an underdog, but Angle is the greatest professional wrestler to ever live until he (EC3) came along. Angle could snap his ankle and Spud can be on the shelf for many months and eventually fired. He called Dixie and are willing to offer Spud a lifetime contract as the chief of staff. Just don't cash in option C and let EC3 fulfill his destiny. He said one in a million and why risk it and encourages Spud to go home. Spud says when he had nowhere to go when he became the chief of staff, he loved it. He loved Dixie and would have done anything for her or EC3. He says EC3 was like a brother to him and then EC3 fired him, slapped him in the face, bloodied his forehead, and shaved his head. He said everything is about EC3. He is a One Percenter and had to work for nothing. Spud fought for 14 years and all EC3 just laughed at people and said he is a self-entitled prick. He tells EC3 to stick the offer straight up his ass. He is cashing in option C, vacating the X-Division Championship, and he will fight Kurt Angle for the world heavyweight title. Spud and Angle shake hands EC3 attempted to jump Spud but he bailed when Angle attempted to save. Angle proposed a tag match for later tonight for Angle and Spud vs EC3 and Tyrus.
Match 5) The Rising (Drew Galloway, Micah, Eli Drake) defeated the BDC (Low Ki, Kenny King, MVP) following a Doomsday Device by Drew and Micah on Low Ki with Drew getting the pin.
Match 6) Brooke defeated Jade w/Marti Bell after botched interference from Marti.
Bram comes out for a match but takes a mic first. He said there is a lot of talk about how the X-Division made history and how it built TNA. Slammiversary is a celebration of te history of TNA. Bram hates history and also hates the past. He is calling out any past TNA star to come out here and fight him. The past, the present, and the future will be re-written by him and asks who has the balls. Crimson's music hits and he makes his way to the ring.
Match 7) Bram defeated Crimson via Implant DDT.
Match 8) Rockstar Spud & Kurt Angle defeated EC3 & Tyrus when Angle Olympic Slammed Tyrus and Spud got the pin.
After the match, Austin Aries came to the ramp. He admires Spud's courage and heart. He will use his creation, option C, to earn a shot. However, just like in 2012 at Destination X, he will be the main event as he is cashing in to face the winner of Kurt Angle and Rockstar Spud that same night.