TNA Impact is back tonight (Oct. 20, 2016) from Orlando, Florida and will be airing on Pop TV at 8 EST. This is your spot for the live updates and to talk about it with your fellow fans.
Tonight Cody Rhodes will face Eddie Edwards for the TNA championship. Also, Bobby Lashley will face Moose in a #1 contenders match and the Tribunal will face the Broken Hardys!
We'll be here at 8 EST when Impact will be starting, so come join us!
Cody Rhodes/Eddie Edwards segment
The show opens with Cody Rhodes. He talks about tonight will be one of the moments that he left his former employer for - competing for the TNA heavyweight championship. He tells a story about when he was 15 years old and he first told his dad that he wanted to be a pro-wrestler and Dusty turned to him and said "OK, but only if you're the best." And being the best means being the World Heavyweight Champion.
Eddie Edwards music plays. He comes out and tells Cody he respects him - his legacy, his journey, and the choices that found him in TNA. He asked Cody if he truly knows who he (Cody) is. After giving a cute Ric Flair-esque answer, he says that Eddie will find out tonight when he wins tonight.
Eddie says it's not when but only if. Eddie says he's here to prove that he deserves to be here and if he needs to beat Cody to prove that, then he will.
Lashley's music plays and the former champ comes down to the ring. He says he sees the future - the future guy who's going to get their asses kicked by Bobby Lashley for the TNA title. Moose's sweet music hits and he slowly walks down to the ring for his match against Lashley.
Moose vs. Lashley to become #1 contender
Lashley hits a suplex to start but Moose completely no sells it and follows up with some strikes and then a big drop kick to Bobby. They fight onto the outside, where it's the former champion who is able to take advantage.
Back in the ring, Lashley maintains control on the bigger Moose using his power. However, a drop kick to Lashley as he was on the top rope sends the Destroyer outside the ring! And the Moose follows up with a dive over the top rope! Back in the ring, he hits a powerbomb and a senton but Lashley kicks out.
He goes for his discus clothesline, but Lashley hits a spinebuster for a 2 count. Lashley keeps the offense on Moose, hitting a superplex from the second rope -- but Moose is up right away! Spear from Moose! Kick out Lashley!
Both men are up trading shots in the middle of the ring. Moose goes for the clothesline but Lashley ducks and hits his spear! Kick out Moose! Lashley sets up for the spear this time but Moose tosses him in the corner and hits his discuss clothesline. Lashley kicks out at 2!
Moose continues taking it to Lashley, who is out on his feet. He puts Bobby on the top rope to set up the Go to Hell... but Lashley pushes him off.... spear from the top rope! 1-2-3!
Lashley def. Moose to become #1 contender
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