TNA Impact comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (July 24, 2014) from the Manhattan Center in New York City, featuring the latest loaded show in front of a super hot crowd who actually treat TNA like a top level wrestling promotion.
Scheduled for the show: Matt Hardy returns to hook up with his brother Jeff, Team 3D reunites alongside Tommy Dreamer to take on Rhino, Rockstar Spud, and EC3 in the night's main event, and much, much more!
To follow along as it all goes down come right back here at 9 p.m. ET to hang out with all your favorite folks from this neck of the woods when the show airs on Spike. Hanging out here is guaranteed to enhance your viewing experience.
Enjoy the evening, Cagesiders!
IMPACT RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG
- Bobby Roode vs. MVP started the show. Roode went out first while MVP initially refused to go out due to an injured knee. Kurt Angle demanded he go out for the match while MVP decried his lack of sympathy. So Roode went to the back and just started the match there, something Angle said he could do. They brawled. From the backstage area to out into the crowd, they brawled. MVP drank a fan's beer, then threw it in Bobby's face, then they brawled some more. Kenny King came out at one point and knocked Roode down. Naturally, Eric Young returned the favor to even the odds once again. In the ring, they exchanged chair shots. The finish was Roode locking on a Sharpshooter and MVP tapping out quick fast in a hurry.
- They did an interview with Dixie Carter and she talked about Bully Ray not putting her through a table. Not only that, she promised that by the end of tonight she'll be the one "standing over his dead body". Wow. Dixie Carter just threatened to murder Bully Ray. She even said "mark my word".
- Jeff Hardy cut a promo saying Willow "hurt" Jeff Hardy, so Jeff Hardy is back but we haven't seen the last of Willow. Sometimes we'll see him in facepaint, sometime he's going to wear a mask, and sometimes he's going to Swanton steel steps trying to win a match. Then he introduced his brother Matt, who was wearing a "STRONGER THAN DEATH" shirt. The crowd was happy about this. Matt said this was a special moment because it wasn't just about getting the Hardy Boyz back together but about getting brothers back together. Matt talked about going away for a few years to get healthy mentally, emotionally, and physically and in the process of doing so, he feels like he let Jeff and the wrestling fans down. A brief "thank you, Matt" chant broke out. Matt said he wouldn't apologize anymore because actions speak louder than words, and he wants the Hardy Boyz to be tag team champions one more time. So they want to challenge The Wolves at Destination X. That brought the tag champs out. They said they want to prove they're the best of all time, so they have to beat the Hardy Boyz. The match was made. They shook on it.
- They asked Austin Aries if he made a decision yet. He perked up and teased that he'll be cashing in "Option C" but then said it's never that simple with him.
Apologies, Cagesiders, but this is now an open thread. Enjoy the rest of the show!