TNA Impact Wrestling comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Feb. 21, 2013) on Spike TV, from Manchester, England, for the final offering out of the four shows that were taped in the United Kingdom on the company's annual trip overseas.
Tonight's show features Hulk Hogan choosing a #1 Contender to Jeff Hardy's TNA World Heavyweight Championship on March 10th at "Lockdown", the ongoing saga of Aces & 8s, Austin Aries & Bobby Roode being awesome, and MORE! Be sure to join us and the amazing crowds from England, as Impact's annual trip to the U.K. concludes.
These shows are almost always better simply because the crowds pay to get in and they act like they give a shit about the wrestlers, the angles, the matches, everything. It should be good. We won't know for sure until we get this thing started tonight, so be sure to be here.
Remember to check back right here at 8 p.m. ET tonight to follow along with the live blog as it all goes down.
TNA IMPACT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR FEB. 21
C. J. Bradford at the helm for TNA from here on out Cagesiders!
LET'S DO THIS THING!
Recap of Hardy getting jumped a few weeks ago, and the #1 Contender matches that weren't actually #1 Contender matches.
I can't do the faux-nWo music.
Hulk makes his way to the ring. He says London-town is home for him.
Taz: "He should relocate for good."
That's not nice, Taz!
Hogan says he had the #1 Contender in his head before he was attacked by Aces & 8s. That gave him a whole "week" to think about who should go up against Jeff Hardy at Lockdown.
And that man is Bully Ray.
Who was not in a match last week.
Who simply ran out to ring run Aces & 8s off.
I'm not being snarky, folks, just pointing out the facts.
Bully heads to the ring in shock. He cannot even form words. He says he's still recovering from injury. He says that there are guys who proved themselves in the ring who deserve it.
Bully goes on to say that he is proud to be married to Brooke, and that someday he'll go on to be World Heavyweight Champion.
Tonight, though, they have bigger things to worry about. Tonight will be a six man tag team match. Three members of Aces & 8s vs. Bully Ray, Sting, and....
He plays it up to the crowd, and they are eating out of the palm of his hand.
Bully: "YOU, HOGAN!"
The Hulkster abides, and we got a match!
Backstage with Aries and Roode. Daniels and Kazarian walk up to congratulations to the NEW Champions.
That's too much awesomeness to handle.
We have a huge eight team tag team match up next, and Daniels wants everyone to follow his lead.
Aries and Roode have a brief back and forth as only they can.
Aries, Roode, Daniels, & Kazarian vs. Guerrero, Hernandez, Park, & Storm
This is going to be crazy to live blog, so bear with me if there are a few gaps.
Storm and Daniels starting things off. Daniels talking some smack, and Storm delivers a slap across the face.
Daniels quickly shoves Storm on his back. He tries to run the rope, but gets pancaked. A clothesline sends him to the outside.
In comes Roode for a fight. He sends Storm outside, but Hernandez & Chavo rush in.
Okay everyone is in the ring and brawling. I can't keep up.
Park puts his hands up to protect himself, and Daniels and Kazarian run right into his elbows. Park is confused, but impressed with himself.
The heels regroup on the outside for a quick breather.
We come back from commercial with Chavo delivering a head scissors takedown to Kazarian.
Park gets the tag and the track-suited man delivers his best chop.
Kazarian fights back and goes off the ropes for a cross body.
He bounces off of Park! Awesome.
Kazarian drags Park to the heels corner and some good ol' fashion bad guy quadruple team goes on.
Aries and Roode both claim they were tag, and they start going at it. They attempt the double suplex, but Park proves to be too much.
They continue arguing while Park tries to crawl away. Daniels tags himself him to layeth the beat down.
Kazarian gets the tag and continues his partners work.
Tag back to Daniels. They are straight up ignoring Aries and Roode.
Daniels with the closed fist head shots, followed with a boot to the face, followed by a few more head shots.
He keeps teasing the tag, but decide he wants to keep working.
Aries tags himself in and gets in the ring. Then Roode tags himself in. Then Kazarian tags himself in. All four men are bickering while Park crawls away.
Daniels and Kazarian notices and tries to drag Park back. Park is able to fight them off, and all three men are crawling to their corners. Daniels and Kazarian reach out to Aries and Roode...
And the Tag Team Champions jump off the apron and walk away! Those scoundrels.
Daniels and Kazarian are left alone while Park makes his way to his corner.
Storm with the hot tag! Back breakers for everyone!
Now comes Hernandez! Now Chavo!
Now Dancer and Blitzen!
Daniels and Kazarian are laid out. Park gets the tag and delivers a huge splash to Kazarian!
You could say he...parked on him.
At least I make myself laugh.
Someone on the good guys' team picks up the pinfall. I was too busy chuckling to notice who.
Video package of Rockstar Spud
Robbie E vs. Rockstar Spud
Robbie E with quick control. A whip off the ropes followed by a high elbow sends Spud to the mat.
Robbie goes back to the well, but Spud is able to slide under. Spud sends Robbie reeling into the corner. He tries to follow, but eats a high boot for his trouble.
Spud is getting tossed around like a rag doll. Into the corner he goes. Robbie tries to follow, but meets turnbuckle.
Spud gets his shine with a clothesline - clothesline - spinning DDT combo. To the top rope he goes...
And his butt meets mat.
Robbie E tries to take The Bro List from Robbie T, but the big guy is having none of it. Robbie E starts arguing with Robbie T...
And Spud gets the rollup pinfall.
Robbie E is giving Robbie T a dressing down to. He shakes the big guys face. Then delivers a slap.
That's not smart.
Off comes the pink shirt! Big Rob looks like he's going to kill the little guy!
Jesus that guy is jacked. I never really noticed that before.
Robbie E goes running to the back while Robbie T slowly advances.
Jessie giving Tara and pep talk before her Knockout Fatal Four Match.
Tara vs. Velvet Sky vs. Gail Kim vs. Miss Tessmacher in an Elimination Fatal Fourway
Brooke Hogan coming out for some reason. Not complaining though. She's looking fly in her little black dress.
Jessie is told to hit the bricks! No! Not
my Tara's Jessie!
Four girls at once would normally be a dream come true, but there's no way I'm going to be able to keep up with all the action.
And it's going to be hard to live blog this match, as well!
Tara quick to roll up Sky, but a kickout.
Tessmacher is sent flying out of the ring.
Sky receives the double team from Tara and Gail.
I promise that one wasn't intentional.
Gail and Tara quickly turn on each other and Sky is left laying on the apron. Gail is sent flying into the corner. Tara goes for the splash, but eats turnbuckle.
Gail looking to take advantage, but Tessmacher pops up and pulls her off the apron. Gail tries to toss her into the post, but it's reversed into a bulldog. Gail down!
Tessmach and Sky doing the dirty to Tara.
Tara is able to fight back. She leaves Tessmacher down. It looks like she is controlling Sky...
But Sky hits the In Yo' Face! She goes for the cover...
But Gail breaks it up!
Gail Kim with the pinfall! Tara is eliminated!
Gail and Tessmacher dueling it out. Up to the top rope Tessmacher goes. Gail is right there, trying to get the superplex...
And here comes Sky! All three knockouts go flying!
A series of quick rollups end with Tessmacher being eliminated.
Sky vs. Gail right now. Gail makes Sky eat her boots in the corner. She pulls Sky up and delivers a wicked 'bow
Sky gets her shine with a clothesline - clothesline - headscissors takedown combo.
Gail is able to roll Sky up, but she uses the rope. No pinfall.
Gail sends Sky into the corner. She tries to follow, but her shoulder meets steel. Sky tries to get the roll up, but Gail is hanging onto the ropes.
Finally Sky is able to throw her across the ring. An In Yo' Face later, and Velvet Sky is your winner and NEW Knockout Champion.
Backstage with Hogan, Sting, & Bully all getting excited for their match.
Glad someone is getting excited about it.
Teased update on AJ Styles for next week.
Recap of Angle, Joe, Bischoff, and Brisco
Samoa Joe vs Garrett Bischoff
Oh lord. There is outclassed and then there is this.
Men circle. Joe backs Garrett up into the corner. Ref stands in the way before contact can be made.
Garrett running around and out of the ring. Joe waiting inside for him to come back.
Joe finally has had enough and goes outside. Garrett was waiting, though, and unleashes a sneak attack.
Action heads back into the ring.
Garrett gets Joe into the corner. Joe fights out of it with a series of rights. He's limping, though, and Garrett is able to go back to work in the corner.
A headbutt by Joe pushes Garrett back. The gang member comes back with an eye gouge and flying shoulder tackle.
Joe gets his shine with a clothesline - clothesline - atomic drop - running senton.
Garrett left lying in the corner. A running dropkick furthers the embarrassment.
Joe sits Garrett on the top rope. He's giving the Last Right's...
And here comes Wes to ruin the fun.
And here limps Angle to ruin their fun.
Angle calls out Wes for giving him his contract. Angle is going to inflict pain upon Wes.
At Lockdown, it's going to be Angle vs. Wes...
IN A STEEL CAGE!
And there was much rejoicing.
Rob Van Dam vs. Kenny King
And this show started out so well...
King with the quick drop kick to send Dam outside the ring. He's quick to follow, slamming Dam into the ring post and floor. King follows up by dragging Dam's face into the steel barricade.
Back into the ring for a cover. Only gets two.
King bouncing off the second rope for a leg drop. Dam is able to roll out of the way.
Dam sends King into the corner, does some silly flips, and hits the shoulder tackle.
King now sends Dam into the corner. He tries to follow, but eats a big boot.
Dam on the turnbuckle. King is able to pull him off. Dam lands back first on the mat.
King puts his butt in Dam's face and does the "Rob Van Dam" thumb point.
Because of course he does.
King goes for the cover.
Only good for two.
Huge spin kick from King.
Only good for two.
King goes to work on the neck.
Dam makes his way to his feet, but King puts him back down with a quick suplex.
Only good for two.
Dam tries to fight back with a kick to the dome. King is able to stay on top, though, and now goes to work on Dam's shoulder.
Dam is able to make it to his feet. An Irish whip sends him into the corner. King tries to follow, but eats boot.
Dam gets his shine with some fun flips. He bounces Kings head off the turnbuckle before following it up with a clothesline - clothesline - super kick combo.
He goes for the monkey flip, but King is able to land on his feet. King is able catch Dam by surprise.
King "hits" the Royal Flush, but Dam botches falling.
Only good for two.
Dam in the corner, trying to make it to his feet. King charges...
And his knees meet turnbuckle.
Dam again gains control of the match. A Rolling Thunder is followed by the Five Star Frog Splash.
Rob Van Dam retains.
Where's my razor...
Backstage Brooke is telling Hulk she is worried. Hulk reassures her that this is something he has to do.
Brooke wishes him luck and to "have fun."
Hype video of Hardy's "return" next week.
Bully Ray, Sting, & Hulk Hogan vs. Aces & 8s
Hulk seems to not be making his way to the ring...
His music plays a second time, but no one emerges.
Aces & 8s take advantage and start a three-on-one assault
Bully delivers a double clothesline while Sting hits a Stinger Splash to give the faces the advantage
We come back from commercial -- and yes, there was a commercial ten minutes before the show closed -- with...I think it's Anderson working on Bully's neck.
DOC gets the tag and...sticks his fingers in Bully's mouth....
The tag to Devon and he goes to work on his brother.
Sting tries to rush in, but the ref stops him. This leads to the Aces & 8s triple team in the corner.
Bully tries to fight his way out of it, but to no avail.
Again Bully tries to escape, and again Aces & 8s is able to pull him back.
Bully starts to make headway against DOC, but he's pushed back into the heel corner.
Devon's turn to go to work. A spear by Bully gives him an opening....
AND STING GETS THE HOT TAG!
AND HE PUTS ALL OF ACES & 8S ON THEIR ASSES!
Scorpion Death Drop on DOC. Anderson is able to break up the tag.
Suddenly the rest of Aces & 8s come dragging out Hulk and Brooke.
Bully goes running down to help his family.
Sting left in the ring alone. A big boot by DOC, and Aces & 8s are your winners.
The beat down continues in the ring. A bottle is thrown by the fans.
Fade to black with a gaggle of gang members in the ring, and the Hogan's crying out of it.