TNA Impact is back tonight (July 21, 2016) from Orlando, Florida and will be airing on Pop TV at the new time of 8 EST. This is your spot for the live updates and to talk about it with your fellow fans and viewers.
Tonight, TNA champion Bobby Lashley will face X Division champion Eddie Edwards in a title vs. tile match for the second time, this time in a steel cage. Plus this is the kick off of the Bound for Glory Playoffs to eventually crown a Number One Contender for their Bound for Glory show. We'll see matches Bram vs. Drew Galloway and Eli Drake vs. EC3 in those matches. And Matt Hardy continues to break a deleted Brother Nero!
We'll be here at 8 EST when Impact will be starting, so come join us!
The play a video of Jeff Hardy standing where he broke his leg int he motorbike accident. Vanguard One and Broken Matt Hardy come up behind him. Matt talks about how he's deleted everything that has made Jeff whole. He then challenges Brother Nero to try to make the jump that broke his leg. The video cuts before he makes the jump.
Bobby Lashley, Moose, & Mike Bennett segment
We're back in the Impact Zone opening with Lashley. Bobby says he has a problem when someone comes into his company and sticks their nose in his business because he should currently be the X Division championship. He says he'll beat Eddie Edwards tonight in the steel cage and win that title. But he wants to deal with Moose. He mocks Moose's football background. He calls the newcomer out.
Lashley gets the Miracle instead. Mike Bennett says he's sick and tired of TNA screwing him over and Lashley has something around his waste that belongs to him. He will win the Bound for Glory Playoffs and win that title because of this man - Moose's music plays and he comes out.Moose slowly makes his way to the ring... but Eddie Edwards runs down and attacks him from behind.
The turns into a 2 on 2 brawl between Moose/Bennett and Lashley/Edwards. Refs eventually break it up and Dixie Carter appears on the Titantron. She tells Edwards and Lashley to go focus on their cage match because she assures there will be a winner. If Moose or Bennett gets involved, the Miracle is fired on the spot. Bennett has his BFG Playoff match now and Moose is barred from ringside.
Jeff Hardy vs. Mike Bennett
Jeff Hardy's music plays, but Broken Matt says the broken mule doesn't deserve to compete in the series. However, because he is a kind man, he'll allow Brother Nero to appear.
They cut to the footage of the bike jump... and when he goes for the jump he immediately falls off before the jump is even made. Matt laughs at him, telling him he knew he couldn't do it.
Back in the Impact Zone, Jeff limps out to his new music, which is awesome. It's a poor quality song all about him being obsolete.
The match itself was very one-sided with Jeff selling his motorbike injury. Mike Bennet wins with a cutter.
Mike Bennet def. Jeff Hardy to advance in the BFG Playoff
After the match, Broken Matt Hardy makes the Obsolete Mule get out of his ring. And now, he will show everyone what the real face of Hardy looks like when he advances in his match. This is all one long segment.
Matt Hardy vs. James Storm
Early on in the match, Storm tosses Hardy against the ring steps and then drives the Boozer Cruiser into Matt's groin.
Matt has control after a commercial break and employs some Broken offensive, which includes him biting Storm. Storm fights back as the fight briefly spills into the crowd. When they're back in the ring, The Cowboy sets up for the Last Call Superkick. However, Reby hits his leg with a hammer when the ref is checking on Matt. Hardy then hits the Twist of Hate for the win.
Matt Hardy def. James Storm to advance in the BFG Playoff
Backstage, Edwards is asked about Moose. He says he respects Moose's background. He is thankful for another shot at the title tonight.
They play a video package about EC3
Backstage, Bennett and Moose are backstage. The Miracle is telling Moose that Dixie cannot control him. Moose is angry. He says he wants a fight with Lashley and he doesn't care about any cage. He walks up and Bennett follows him trying to remind him that'll get him fired.
EC3/Drew Galloway segment
Prior to the match, he cuts a promo. He says he's often asked why he is there. He says it's the same reason everyone in the back is - it's the best. And to be the best, he needs to hold the World Heavyweight title. And he'll win the Series to become champion.
Drew Galloway interrupts. The men stare each other down in the middle of the ring. He says that there's one thing that he and Carter won't agree on: Which is better. He hints that his last name is Carter and EC3 needed TNA as a last chance to succeed and to his credit he did. But TNA came to Drew Galloway because they needed him to grow.
Drew says they'll probably meet in the finals but maybe they should just fight now. EC3 is OK with that until Eli Drakes music plays. He rants about how there are two dummies in the ring. He tells Drew Galloway to beat it so he can have his match.
EC3 vs Eli Drake
The ended up being a really good match. EC3 controlled it early but Drake founding an opening to take control. Carter fought back and these two went back and forth for awhile. Drake tried to go for his Blunt Force Trauma finish but Carter reverses it into a roll up for the 1-2-3.
EC3 def. Eli Drake to advance in the BFG Playoff
Backstage, Matt is marching Jeff back stage shouting "Follow me, mule." He runs into Vanguard One and asks him who he'll be deleting next week. VG1 plays a hologram of EC3's win. Matt asks for what he needs to do to win next week but makes the camera stop recording prior to seeing it.
Backstage, Maria is with Allie in the dressing room. She is complaining about having to do this State of the Knockouts address. Allie starts talking but Maria is fed up and tells her to stop.