TNA Wrestling taped their "One Night Only: World Cup of Wrestling" pay-per-view on Sunday from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Wrestling News World'sScott Brooks was in attendance and filed the following report:
ONE NIGHT ONLY: World Cup of Wrestling 2015
Dark Match: Mason Ryan beat Shaun Ricker
4 captains will each be selecting 5 different members of the Impact roster to declare the winner of the World Cup of Wrestling. All of the captains were issued opening statements. EC3 said he has had sleepless nights since losing last year. EY said he has had none since he won. Roode vows to pick the best team members possible. Jeff Hardy asks his creatures if they are in it to win it with him. The captains and their selections (in order of selection)
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This whole process took about 25 minutes.
Match 1) Team Roode vs Team Eric
Lashley defeated James Storm w/Khoya via Spear to earn a point for Team Roode. Khoya tried to help Storm but it failed.
After the match, Storm berated Khoya and made Khoya bow to him. Khoya teased attacking Storm but it didn't happen.
Match 2) Team Roode vs Team EC3
Robbie E & Jessie Godderz w/DJ Z defeated Mr. Anderson & Magnus by DJ Z using the hairspray on Anderson and Robbie rolled him up to get a point for Team EC3.
Match 3) Team Young vs Team Hardy
Davey Richards & Rockstar Spud defeated Manik & Abyss by an Acid Drop and a Top Rope Double Stomp from Spud/Davey respectively on Manik to win a point for Team Hardy.
Match 4) Team Young vs Team Hardy
Samuel Shaw defeated Crazzy Steve via standing side choke. Shaw kept trying to go for Steve's clapping monkey during the match to earn a point for Team EY making all of the teams have 1 point each.
Before the following match, Borash announced that the match was just made a no countout hardcore match.
Match 5) Team EC3 vs Team Young
In a No DQ No countout Hardcore match, Awesome Kong defeated Havok via chokeslam on a ladder in around 5 minutes to earn a point for EC3. The match also involved a kendo stick, garbage cans, and a steel pipe making it 2-1-1-1 for EC3.
Match 6) Team EC3 vs Team Hardy
Tyrus defeated Gunner with the thumb to the throat to put Team EC3 at 3-1-1-1.
Match 7) In a Team Captain's 4-Way, Jeff Hardy defeated Eric Young, Bobby Roode, and EC3. Eric Young attempted a Swanton of his own on Hardy, missed, and took a Twist of Fate from Hardy. At some point during the match, EC3 got busted open. He attacked Jeff Hardy with a chair after the match until Roode made the save making it 3-2-1-1 for EC3/Hardy/Roode/Young.
Match 8) Team Hardy vs Team Roode
Gail Kim rolled up Taryn Terrell out of a cutter attempt to get a point for Team Hardy making it 3-3-1-1 for Team Hardy/EC3, eliminating Roode and Young's teams at this point.
Match 9) Team Roode vs Team Young
Austin Aries defeated Bram with a roll up when Bram went to pick him up in about 12 minutes putting Team Roode at 2 points (3-3-2-1).
Match 10) World Cup Finals
Team Hardy defeated Team EC3 w/Khoya to win the World Cup of Wrestling.
- Tyrus eliminated Crazzy Steve via the thumb/spike.
- Kong and Gail fought to the back and got counted out.
- Davey eliminated Robbie E via submission with a Chickenwing over-the-shoulder Crossface.
- Rockstar Spud eliminated Jessie Godderz via a school boy pin.
- Tyrus eliminated Spud.
- Jeff Hardy eliminated Tyrus via a school boy pin immediately after Spud's elimination.
- James Storm eliminated Gunner via The Last Call.
- EC3 eliminated Davey Richards with help from cheating from Storm and Khoya.
- EC3 got eliminated by disqualification by using his cast on his arm, leaving it down to Storm and Hardy.
- Jeff Hardy eliminated James Storm via Swanton Bomb.
Team Hardy came out to celebrate winning the World Cup after.
TNA will be taping two more One Night Only PPVs in TNA Classic and Gutcheck tomorrow at 1 and 7 PM respectively at Universal Studios Orlando.