TNA Wrestling held another set of Impact tapings on Sunday night from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Wrestling News World'sScott Brooks was in attendance and filed the following report:
There was no announce table. They have the six sides of steel set up to start the show. There are also balloons ready to be dropped on the ceiling.
Impact Wrestling (May 29, 2015):
Match 1) In a Six Sides of Steel Match for the Knockout's Championship, Taryn Terrell w/The Dollhouse defeated Gail Kim with the Ace Crusher. Jade and Marti Bell got involved when Gail tried to climb out.
After they attacked Gail and locked the cage door until Awesome Kong's music hit and she came to the ring. Kong tried to break the lock by hitting it with a chair but to no avail. Taryn took a mic and said to Gail that she told her that she was nothing. Taryn attacked Gail's hand until security had to come stop her.
Mickie James came to the ring. She said she agreed to come back for one more match. She holds to have one of the best matches of her career. She says Magnus is not just her fiancée he is her best friend, the father of her child, and the love of her life. She said James Storm is a dear friend and said this is tough because she has to balance it between her friends and her heart. James Storm came to the ring. She wanted to apologize over what happened with the guitar. Storm said she doesn't have to apologize and Magnus felt like he was doing the right thing. Storm said it is more about him being jealous of their friendship. Mickie said Storm has been in the business just as long if not longer and asked how many times he has been burned. She said Magnus is just trying to protect him. Storm said he saved them from Bram and he likes to hold doors for women and if that makes him a bad guy than he is one. He bought Mickie that car, Donovan a blanket, and Magnus a gladiator helmet from when he first started. Storm said he has an important meeting with some important people and mentioned some musicians and how they want to get in touch with her in Nashville and he wants her to go that route. He once again said some decisions that if they are tough to be made should not be made and he supports her. He goes to leave. Mickie said tell them she will see them in Nashville.
Match 2) In an X-Division Gauntlet Match for the X-Division Championship Rockstar Spud won to become a two time X-Division Champion.
- Two men begin and enter every 90 seconds. Over the top rope eliminations until the final two have to win by pin or submission.
Order of entry: Manik, Rockstar Spud, DJ Z, Mandrews, Argos, Crazzy Steve, Tigre Uno, Kenny King
Elimination: Mandrews, Tigre Uno, Crazzy Steve, Argos, DJ Z, Manik
- Argos did a springboard headscissors takeover and looked like he landed poorly on the back of his neck. He also took a hip toss into the turnbuckle from Steve and landed on the back of his head. He still worked through the match but looked uncomfortable.
- When if came down to Kenny and Spud, Spud reversed the Royal Flush into a Small Package for the win.
- I had made note last night that Kenny/Micah may air on the 22nd or 29th and this would indicate more likely the 22nd.
In a segment that may have been for May 15th, Angelina Love came to the ring and insulted Velvet. She talked about how Velvet attacked her "last week" (May 8th?) and she has her own friends now: a security team. Velvet was on the guardrail near the entrance. Angelina reminded her that she got fired. She told Velvet to try hitting her and that security would throw her out like the piece of trash that she is. Angelina turned her back and Velvet jumped her. Security held her back but she broke through and attacked. Security had to haul Velvet out and they handcuffed her.
Impact Wrestling (June 5, 2015):
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) in what may have been for 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.
The start of Destination X (June 12, 2015 I believe)
Match 1) In a Triple Threat Match, Low Ki defeated Crazzy Steve and Manik following Warrior's Way on Manik.
Match 2) Tigre Uno defeated DJ Z and Mandrews with a Phoenix Splash on Mandrews. Tigre appeared to knee Mandrews in the head on the way down.
After the match, Jessie Godderz came out and attacked DJ Z in the ring. He elbowed him in the face then picked Z up and powerbombed him into the corner. He then Military Press Slammed Z from in the ring to the floor. Mr. Anderson came out for the save and hit the Mic Check on Jessie. He asked the fans if they had a good time tonight and he said he just did at Jessie's expense. He had a fan do his intro for him and he left.
TNA will be back to tape the rest of the Destination X and June 19th tomorrow.