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TNA 'Impact Wrestling' results and live blog for Oct. 4: King Mo Lawal makes his pro wrestling debut

TNA returns to Spike TV with its latest episode of Impact Wrestling tonight (Oct. 4, 2012), featuring the pro wrestling debut of King Mo Lawal and all the continued build to the Bound for Glory pay-per-view.

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TNA Impact Wrestling comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Oct. 4, 2012) from the Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida, featuring the long awaited professional wrestling debut of King Mo Lawal.

He's here!

Also on the docket is Hulk Hogan's decision on who will team with Sting for the big match against the Aces and 8s at Bound for Glory, which is just two weeks away now.

Plus, Jeff Hardy and Austin Aries continue their feud while Miss Tessmacher and ODB team up to take on Tara and Gail Kim.

It all goes down tonight starting at 8 p.m. ET on Spike TV so remember to check back right here to follow along with the live blog as it all goes down.



Nolan in.

Recap of last week's action.

Sting and Hogan talking it out in Hogan's office. They discuss the Aces and Eights situation and they are looking for a partner for Sting at Bound for Glory.

Broadcast is live.


Mr. Anderson vs. Gunner

Anderson tells Hogan and Sting that he wants to put his name in the hat to battles Aces and Eights.

Gunner attacks Anderson as soon as he gets in the ring. Punches and dragging his face across the ropes. Clothesline and neckbreaker by Anderson get him a nearfall.

Knee to the gut by Gunner. He is working Anderson in the corner. Anderson whips Gunner into the corner and runs into an elbow. Hip toss and dropkick by Anderson.

Gunner goes to the outside to regroup.

Anderson chases, but he has his back turned and Gunner clocks him from behind.

Back inside and Gunner using that power offense.

Anderson with body shots, but he runs into a counter elbow by Gunner, who gets a nearfall out of it. Gunner standing behind Anderson and cranking the neck and arm of Anderson. Anderson fights out, but Gunner clubs the back. Anderson into the corner, but he moves out of the way of a running Gunner.

Anderson has Gunner on his shoulders, but Gunner fights out.

Kash trying to catch Anderson's attention.

Mic Check and pinfall land for Anderson, getting him the victory.

Kash tries to put the boots to Anderson, but he eats a Mic Check.


Tara on the phone with her Hollywood boyfriend.

Gail Kim comes and takes umbrage with her being on the phone prior to a tag match. She tells Tara to watch her back if she wins the title, since she'll be gunning for her.


Tara & Gail Kim vs. Miss Tessmacher and ODB

Taryn Terrell is your ref.

Gail and ODB start.

ODB chest bumps Gail and puts her in the corner. Lands a splash. Bodyslam for ODB and she tags in Tess. Tess with a dropkick that sends Gail into the corner. Gail gets a butt splash to the face and a stinkface.

ODB in and going for the bronco buster, but Gail tags out. ODB ends up getting it on Tara instead. Tara takes advantage and starts pounding on ODB.

Gail Kim in and a huge running shoulder in the corner on ODB. Gail playing around a bit and a running clothesline gets Gail a nearfall.

Tara tags herself in and Gail is not pleased. Tara beats her down a little bit and goes for a standing moonsault. She gets knees to the gut.

Hog tag and Tess is in. Punches and clotheslines. Airplane spin headscissors take over. Facebuster in the corner by Tess. She gets a nearfall as Gail breaks the pin.

Gail gets football tackled by ODB. She tries to follow up on Gail, but Gail yanks her to the floor. Gail trying to attack Tess from behind, but Tess steps away and she almost runs into a cornered Tara.

Tess walks away, but Tara slams Gail Kim into Tessmacher. Widow's Peak and Tara picks up the pin.


Bruce Prichard and Al Snow looking over some documents backstage.

We'll see if we figure out what that's all about.


Video package detailing Al Snow and Joey Ryan's feud.

Snow heading to the ring.

He introduces Joey Ryan.

Snow apologizes on the behalf of himself and TNA for his actions.

Ryan tells him to "say you're sorry." He says he knows that Snow is an office stooge, but he doesn't want a manufactured apology.

Snow says that he is sorry and extends a hand.

Ryan tells him to get his hand away from him. He calls Snow pathetic and talks about how he manipulated Snow and the 87%. He says that tonight is all about him. Ryan tells Snow to discuss the other agreement their legal councils came to.

Snow announces that Ryan has a contract.

Ryan says it isn't so hard to do the right thing.

Snow tells him to read it over.

Ryan tells Snow to turn around so he can sign the contract on his back. Ryan tells Snow to announce him as the newest TNA superstar.

Snow tells him to read a little more closely. Snow says the contract is only for one night at Bound for Glory.

Snow will be wrestling Ryan at Bound for Glory.


Sting and Angle chatting backstage about Aces and Eights.

Kaz and Daniels spying in the background.

Sting says he wants someone with their mind and plate clear at BFG, as Angle has a match at the show. Sting says he will think about.

Bully Ray comes out and says he should be in the title match at BFG. He says he isn't because the Aces and Eights screwed him. He asks Sting what he has to do.

Sting tells him to make something happen tonight and prove it to him.

Sting is fired up.


TNA Television Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Rob Van Dam

Lockup and Joe pushes RVD away.

Lockup again and Joe takes the back. Takedown, but RVD back up. He hits a switch and now trying to pull a banana split on Joe. The two exchange strikes and Joe gets clotheslines. Splash in the corner. Samoa Joe with his Pele kick in the corner.

The two men exchange offense and RVD trying a rolling move, but Joe getting the STF on RVD. RVD struggling, but gets the rope break.

RVD outside to regroup. Joe chases. RVD with a kick to the knee cap. RVD trying to walk him around, but Joe gets a Thai clinch and landing knees. He throws RVD into the steel steps.

Action moves back inside and Joe still in control. Joe has his head slammed into the turnbuckle and eats a head kick. Thrust kick and Rolling Thunder gets RVD a nearfall. Spin kick in the corner by RVD. RVD looking for a monkey flip in the corner, but Joe puts him up top.

RVD comes down with a crossbody. Stepover kick by RVD.

RVD wants the Frog Splash.

Joe meets him at the corner and picks him up with the Musclebuster. He comes down and gets the pin to retain.


Chavo, Hernandez, and Styles bickering about last week's match.

Daniels and Kaz enter and they tell AJ that Angle wants no part in the match at BFG, saying that Angle said he could beat Hernandez and Chavo by himself.

The groups bicker a bit more as we go to break.


Aries and Hardy chatting backstage.

Aries says he apologizes for the lack of teamwork, but he did most of the work.

Bully here and says that he'll take on either man tonight to impress Sting. Bully wants Hardy.

Aries wonders why not him, but Bully says he has beaten him already. Aries says he has never gotten it clean. Bully and Aries bicker, but Hardy gets in and suggests a triple-threat.

Aries is mad, but they all agree.


Kurt Angle vs. Chavo Guerrero

Hernandez and Styles at ringside.

Lockup and Angle gets the back. Chavo reverses and gets a side headlock. Angle sends him into the ropes and Chavo comes back with a shoulder block. Side headlock again for Chavo. Side suplex by Angle, but Chavo still holds on to the headlock.

Angle goes into the corner and gets the break. He starts stomping a mudhole in Chavo. Chavo puts Angle into the corner and working uppercuts. He once again gets the side headlock. Knees to the gut and off the ropes, but Angle with the back bodydrop.

Angle punches Chavo to the ground. He chokes him with the second rope. Stomping Chavo in the corner, now choking him with his boot. Chavo fighting out with strikes, but Angle with a clothesline that puts Chavo on the mat.

Snap suplex for a nearfall by Angle.

Angle now working a bearhug from the back. Chavo with strikes and he gets out, only to eat a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a nearfall.

Angle stomping Chavo down on the ground. Chavo with uppercuts, but Angle sends him into the ropes. Chavo gets a headscissors takeover. Angle wants a gorilla press, but Chavo gets off and dropkicks him. Rolling Thunder for Chavo gets him a nearfall.

Angle runs into the boots of Chavo and Chavo wants to take advantage, but he eats a belly-to-belly. Chavo gets a hurricanrana into a rollup. Chavo working on the Three Amigos, but only gets one before Angle gets three Germans.

Ankle Lock in, but Chavo rolls through. He lands the Three Amigos. Chavo going up top.

Frog Splash misses.

Angle is there and a Angle Slam does not miss.

Straps are down.

Hernandez up on the apron, talking some smack. Angle there to meet him and Chavo gets the rollup. Pinfall goes to Chavo.

Both teams scurry into the ring and get into a shoving match. Kaz and Daniels are laughing and celebrating on stage as the teams focus attention onto the champs.


TNA X Division Championship: Zema Ion (c) vs. Doug Williams

Zema with strikes and takes of his jacket. Doug Williams begins to unload. Grappling exchange leads to a boot by Williams. Williams sends Ion to the outside with a clothesline.

Side headlock by Williams on the outside, but Ion rams him into the post.

Back inside and forearm by Williams. Ion pulls Williams down and gets an armbar.

Williams taps.

Ion holds the hold past the bell and gets DQ'd, making Williams the winner.

Ion wants a piece of Aces and Eights.


King Mo video package.


D'Lo Brown talking to Bruce Pritchard.

They show a clip on an iPad of Matt Morgan kicking a ref at a house show. There was supposed footage of Morgan being thrown out before hand.

Pritchard wants to know where Brown was.

Brown promises it won't happen again.


James Storm here.

He is ready for BFG. He says that he isn't coming to BFG to prove he is a better wrestler or a better fighter, but he wants to prove to Bobby Roode that he is the better man.

Storm talks about the new "special enforcer."

Roode comes out. He says he doesn't care about King Mo and that Storm shouldn't either. He says Storm should be focused on wrestling him, saying Storm rode his coattails. Roode said this has been building and it will explode at BFG.

Roode says that this will be a fight until Roode ends Storm's career. He says it will be a bloodbath and no one can stop him. He says if King Mo thinks he is getting in his way, he's got another thing coming. Roode said that he would say it right to his face.

Enter "King" Mo. All in MMA garb.

Roode shoves him. Mo shoves him to the floor.

Mo makes his way to the ring.

Storm raises his hand.

The two celebrate with some beers.


Hogan says he has his guy picked.

Sting says he wants to see Bully's match before they make it final.


Aces and Eights still holding Joseph Park(s).

Aces and Eights are ready and they have all members ready to go.


Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy

Commercial before we start.

Back and Aries on the outside and Bully and Hardy inside.

Bully sent out and Hardy and Aries staring down.

Bully brings Hardy to the outside and sends him into the post. Bully and Aries going at it. Aries with the high crossbody. Aries charges a cornered Bully, but eats a boot. Hardy uses Aries as a launching pad. Leg drop to the crotch and the dropkick.

Twist of Fate.

Swanton lands.

Hardy with the pin, but Aries breaks it up. He sends Hardy outside. Front Chancery locked in, but Hardy comes back in and the two get face-to-face. Bully with a double clothesline. He sends Hardy outside. Aries attacks him from behind, but he gets back bodydropped over onto Hardy.

Aries brought inside and gets the missile dropkick. Aries with a running dropkick in the corner. Brainbuster countered by a front headlock from Bully.

Bully now looking for his chain...which is on his neck?

Anywho, he grabs the title belt. Hardy comes in, but he tosses him into Aries. Bully with the Bubba Bomb.

Bully picks up the pin and the victory.

Bully leaves celebrating. Aries taunting Hardy, saying that he cost him the match. Aries gets on the ropes and gets booed. Hardy poses and gets cheered.

Hogan and Sting will be choosing their selection for BFG next.


Sting and Hogan here.

Hogan says that Aces and Eights have Joseph Park (yes, he switched to Park this week), but it has gotten more personal each week.

Hogan says that Aces and Eights will have to worry about Sting. Hogan says everyone has the same vibe about Aces and Eights, as the whole locker room is stepping up. He says that at the end of the day, they need someone to get the job done.

Hogan says Mr. Anderson will be teaming with Sting.

Scratch that, as Aces and Eights has beaten Anderson down in the parking lot. Hogan freaks out and wants Anderson to get some help.

Bully says that he deserves this spot. He points out that Anderson is the one that they wanted and he showed weakness by getting beaten down. Bully pleading his case with intensity, saying they need him. Sting, Hogan, and the fans all need him.

Bully is their man, as he shakes both man's hands.

Fade to black.


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