Now that TNA has taken Impact on tour, the schedule calls for one live show immediately followed by a taping for the show set to air the very next week on Spike TV. Well, the promotion was live in Indiana, Pennsylvania, last night (April 25, 2013) with a mostly awful two hours (click here for the live blog and here for reactions) before taping next week's (May 2) show.
Here are spoilers (via Wrestling Observer):
-- Chris Sabin def. Zema Ion and Sonjay Dutt in his big return match. Was described as "short but tight" and a good match.
-- Rob Terry def. Joey Ryan, Robbie E and Jesse Godderz.
-- Hulk Hogan calls out Sting, who he says he still has a divide with. Once the Stinger gets to the ring, they make up with each other after Hogan -- GASP -- says he was wrong. Sting takes advantage by asking for a 3-on-3 match against Aces and 8s next week and Hulk agrees while allowing Sting to choose his partners. How many times are we going to see a variation of this?
-- During all this, Matt Morgan came out and the main event for the show was set up with the winner of Morgan vs. Sting getting a title shot against Bully Ray at Slammiversary.
-- Kurt Angle def. D-Lo Brown in an I Quit match. After winning, Angle called down AJ Styles, who showed up so he could say nothing and look stoic while Angle threatened him if he finds out next week that he's a member of Aces and 8s. That's because Angle is on Sting's team, apparently.
-- Taryn Terrell & Mickie James def. Tara & Gail Kim. Post-match saw James brawling with Tara and Terrell brawling with Kim.
-- Austin Aries and Bobby Roode promo leads to Bad Influence promo which leads to a match getting booked between the two squads for next week. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez come out to reveal that James Storm will be special guest referee.
-- Sting def. Morgan with the Scorpion Death Lock and apparently Morgan passes out. I'm guessing that's done to preserve Morgan but I'm not sure what it does giving Sting the title shot at Slammiversary. The show ends with Aces and 8s staring down Sting from the ramp.
That's the show, Cagesiders. Thoughts?