TNA Impact is back tonight (July 28, 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 is the second round of the Bound for Glory playoffs, with Broken Matt Hard vs. EC3 and the Miracle Mike Bennett vs. Drew Galloway. Plus a cracking Decay will defend their tag team titles against the BroMans, Moose will have his first match, and Gail Kim will face Madison Rayne.
We'll be here at 8 EST when Impact will be starting, so come join us!
The show opens with Broken Matt Hardy in the ring. He summons the obsolete mule Brother Nero to join him in the ring. Of course he comes to ring to his awesome "Obsolete" music. Matt tells his brother that he's ordering him to help Matt win his match with EC3 match. Jeff resists the idea.
EC3 comes down to the ring. Before he says anything, Matt makes a bunch of weird sounds and chomps his teeth. EC3 returns in kind, mocking the Broken One. Carter tells him it doesn't matter if it's Senor Benjamin with an axe or Vanguard One with a Dilapidated Boat, he won't stop from beating him all the way back to Cameron. Carter tells Jeff he has no problem with him but if he interferes with the match, it'll be war. Matt tells EC3 he's going to eat him and his cats. Carter says no one talks about Skunk and Clover and it's on... let's start the match now
EC3 vs. Matt Hardy
Early on in the match, EC3 does a drop kick from the ropes and came up lame on his left limb, giving Matt the control of the match. Carter tries to fight back a couple of times, but Matt keeps working the bad leg and uses that, as well as Reby and some biting, to help him maintain.
Reby slides a hammer to Jeff Hardy. As the ref is seeing what is going on, Matt goes for a Twist of Hate but gets shoved into the ref who knocks Reby off the apron. While this is going on, Jeff slides the hammer into the ring so either guy can get to it. Matt gets to it first, but EC3 steps on it with a bootless foot (Matt took the boot off earlier.) Matt bites the ankle of EC3 and grabs the hammer. However, the ref sees Matt with the hammer and grabs it. As he is tossing it out of the ring, Carter hits Matt with his boot and hits the One Percenter for the win.
EC3 def. Matt Hardy to advance in the BFG Series
Backstage, Madison Rayne is talking with Maria and Allie. Maria thanks Madison for "stepping up." Rayne tells her she didn't do it for her. She wants to know what Maria will do for her when she beats Gail tonight. Maria tells her they'll find out if she beats Gail.
Backstage, Jeff is walking out as Broken Matt runs up on him. Matt chides him for ruining everything. This won't go unpunished. Jeff snaps, screaming "Punish me, already!" Matt says that everyone will learn that what they love dies and then they learn to love something new... whatever that all means.
Gail Kim vs. Madison Rayne
This was a good, but quick match (about 5 minutes.) Madison controlled most of the match and even hit her finisher. However, Gail was able to grab the ropes to avoid the pinfall. Madison got in the face of the referee after this and when she turned back around, she walked into Eat Defeat.
Gail Kim def. Madison Rayne
Backstage, The Miracle is with Moose, talking about how Dixie Carter has a problem with him. He says he's going to beat Drew Galloway like he already has and Bobby Lashley better hold onto that title tight because he is coming after him, and so is Moose.
Bram meets Rosemary in the woods. She says that she grew up on this farm as an innocent girl. She then tells a story about her cat getting sick and taking it to her mother who promised she'd make sure she gets better. But then she finds Fifi in the trash can instead. She climbed a tree to deal with it but fell off. Shen she woke up hearing a voice (from a tree) telling her that she had a brother named Montgomery. That's how she learned the magic of the forest.
Bram says he's totally confused. But she says what she really brought him out was to tell him was what happened in the shed.
(You know, reading that, it'll probably sound dumb as hell, but I kind of liked it.)
Moose vs. David Starr
They didn't spell his name, but I assumed it was spelled liked Ringo's name. Though then I think Pope said "Stern" and not "Starr." So I'm not entirely sure.
Moose did a really good looking standing drop kick to Ringo's son when he was on the top rope. He also got a powerbomb onto the ring apron. Moose's discuss clothesline finisher is called the Game Breaker.
Moose wins (obvs)
After the match, Mike Bennett joins him in the ring. He puts over Moose as the most dominant, destructive, baddest man in pro-wrestling. Lashley's music hits. The two big dudes at each other in the ring as Bennett tries to defuse the situation. Bennett says that this match isn't going to happen now. He's got a BFG Playoff match and he needs Moose to have his back. Moose reluctantly leaves with Bennett.
As they leave, Lashley mocks the fact that Moose is following Bennett's orders. Moose turns around and starts making his way to the ring but Bennett stops him and whispers something into Moose's ear to convince him to stop.
Lashley says he wants to win all of the gold because that's how he dominates. If there's a singles title out there, he's going to take it. If anyone wants to try to stop him, come out. DJ Z, the number one contender for the X Division title, comes out.
DJ Z says that he isn't going to try to stop him because he doesn't think any one can. But he is here to fight him because Z has been in the division for 5 years and Lashley isn't an X Division athlete. So he's challenging him for the title right now. Lashley allows DJ Z to choose the type of match and he'll beat his ass in it. DJ picks a ladder match.
DJ Z vs. Bobby Lashley in a ladder match for the X Division title
Lashley has control early on. Any time that DJ Z gets a chance to slide a ladder into the ring, Lashley just tosses it back out. Finally, Z is able to get some offense in with a dive over the top rope onto Lashley and a flip off the announce table onto the champ as well too.
They go to break and come back with Lashley beating the ever living hell out of DJ Z. Dat DJ gets an opening and starts climbing a ladder when Lashley just picked up the entire ladder with DJ on it and tossed it. DJ uses a low blow and a DDT to get another chance to climb it. Lashley meets him... and Gorilla presses him off the ladder! He grabs the title to retain.
Lashley def. DJ Z to retain his X Division title
The match starts backstage with Decay attacking the BroMans.