TNA Impact is back tonight (July 5, 2016) from Orlando, Florida. This is your spot for the live updates and to talk about it with your fellow fans and viewers.
Tonight, the Hardy Brothers have their "Final Deletion" match taped at Matt Hardy's house in Cameron, North Carolina, Mike Bennett will try to hold onto his title until Destination X so he can exchange it for a world title shot, and the Decay will face the BroMans & Raquel.
We'll be here at 9 EST when Impact will be starting, so come join us!
The show starts with a video of Senior Benjamin saying that this show has things performed by professionals and not to try it at home. This is going to be great!
They then move to a birthday party for Maxel at the Sanctuary of the Genesis. Benjamin asks Reby in Spanish if everything is OK with Matt. Matt says his gift for Maxel is his expunging the Evil Enigma from the the family tree. Oh yes. Then he tells Benjamin to prepared the battlefield for MASSACRE!
We're back in the Impact Zone for with Maria Kanellis and X Division champ Mike Bennett. The champ says he's exercising Option C. He talks about how he's the hero that TNA needs. Dixie Carter comes out to the ring. She claims that Bennett has been disrespecting every X Division athlete that has came before him. Because of that, Bennett is going to have to defend his title tonight again before he can do so. And it's going to be against the entire roster in an Ultimate X Match.
Ultimate X Match for the X Division title
The match has Trevor Lee, Andrew Everett, Mandrews, Braxton Sutter, Rockstar Spud, DJ Z, & Eddie Edwards. And Mike Bennett obviously.
Braxton Sutter kicked Rockstar Spud so bad he immediately started bleeding and they took him to the back. (Spud tweeted his chipped tooth earlier today on Twitter so that's legit.)
Lee and Everett do some team work with Lee on Everett's shoulders before Bennett breaks it up, so it looks like the Helms Dynasty is on the same page today. Then Bennett starts trying to jump for the title in a pretty funny spot. He finally goes to climb but loses his grip and falls.
Then soon turns into a series of spots where guys keep diving on each other from over the ropes. And then Mandrews tops them all with a flip from the Ultimate X rope!
Mike Bennett finally goes for a ladder since he cannot climb the ropes. But Edwards baseball kicks the ladder and knocks the Miracle down. Edwards starts climbing the rope as Miracle brings in the ladder. Eddie is able to kick Bennett off the ladder and grab the title to win.
Eddie Edwards wins the X Division championship
They show a backstage video from last week of EC3 and Drew Galloway arguing and then physically brawling backstage accusing each other for costing each other the title. EC3 and Galloway were suspended for those actions. (The first time in wrestling history a wrestling brawl got someone suspended.)
Eli Drake (c) vs. James Storm for the King of the Mountain Championship
Eli Drake has control and tries to introduce the title belt as a weapon. He argues with the ref about it for awhile which allows Storm to come back. He hits the Last Call Superkick but it knocks Drake out of the ring. When Storm is trying to break the count to prevent the count out, Drake grabs the belt and blatantly hits Storm with it to cause a DQ.
Storm def. Drake via DQ
After the match, Eli Drake hits his Blunt Force Trauma finisher on Storm.
Backstage, Eddie Edwards says he's got a lot to think about regarding Option C.
Jade vs. Marti Bell in a street fight
There's a spot where Jade takes a couple Keno stick shots and demands some more, like the badass that she is.
Then she puts a garbage can on top of Marti and goes to town on her.
Marti eventually gets her baton but Jade finds some nunchucks (what is this, the Ambrose Asylum?) and beats her to it. Jade picked up the baton but opted not to use it. Instead, she hits a package piledriver onto a steel chair for the win.
Jade def. Marti Bell
We see Jeff Hardys house with all of his crazy yard art that he mows into the grass. Then he plays a little guitar.... but uh oh... what's this???? THERE'S A FRICKIN' DRONE WATCHING HIM!!! AND IT'S TALKING IN A MECHANICAL MATT HARDY VOICE!!!
THEN IT GETS IN THE HOUSE AND JEFF TRIES TO BAT IT DOWN WITH HIS GUITAR. THE DRONE THEN PLAYS A HOLOGRAM OF MATT HARDY DEMANDING HIM COME TONIGHT FOR THEIR MATCH. HOLY CRAP!
Then as Jeff leaves the property, Matt Hardy wrecks his grass with a mower while laughing maniacally!!!