7/26 TNA Impact Wrestling Results
Our show opens up with a recap of last weeks event involving the Claire Lynch drama and two BFG matches announced James Storm vs. AJ Styles & Bully Ray vs. Kurt Angle. The crowd goes wild and Sting is heading to the ring. Sting says Dixie Carter made him the GM while Hulk Hogan is out of action with steel plates in his back. Says he is one man and alone, but he is calling out Aces & Eights.
Austin Aries comes out and says he admires Sting’s courage but it’s all about a numbers game with Aces & Eights and says if anyone of them shows their face tonight, he will jump on them and make a statement. Kurt Angle comes out and says Aces & Eights tried to take away his chance at winning the world title and now he wants to fight these S.O.B.s. Bobby Roode comes out to the entrance ramp and says he is now out to fight anyone or to have their back. He says he knows who is behind these attacks. He says it’s a man who has been in the world title pictures for over a year and jealous of himself and Austin Aries. He proclaims the man behind the attacks is everyone hero, James Storm. Roode says he’s known Storm for over four years and knows how he thinks.
James Storm comes running out and hits Roode from behind and they brawl in the ring while the rest look on. Kurt Angle pulls Storm off and Roode retreats. Roode screams “See, I told you.”
We are back and Tara, Kurt Angle, Kid Kash comment on how good Chavo Guerrero is and how Impact Wrestling will never be the same. Bobby Roode is in the back screaming about no one believes him about James Storm and leaves the building.
– Madison Rayne & Gail Kim vs. Tara & Mickie James (Earl Hebner is the ref)
Before the match, Mike Tenay announces these four will wrestle in a four way next week to see who wrestles for the title at Hardcore Justice. Gail Kim works over Tara’s arm but Tara cartwheels out and hits an arm drag. Mickie tags in and drops kicks Kim in the face but only a two count. Gail reverses Mickie into the ropes and Madison Rayne kicks her in the back. Rayne tags in and chokes Mickie in the corner. Mickie fights back with punches but gets cut off with a clothesline for a near fall. Rayne misses a clothesline into the corner and Tara tags in with a series of clotheslines. Tara delivers a swinging sidewalk slam but Gail Kim breaks up the pin. Kim misses a drop kick off the top rope and Mickie and Tara apply a double knee bar. Mickie rolls up Rayne with a back bridge and but Rayne got her shoulder up at the last second to score the pin.
Winner: Madison Rayne & Gail Kim
Backstage: Sting and Austin Aries are looking into the X-Division locker room. Sting tells Aries to take the lead with the X-Division wrestlers and show them the way to go. Also tells him he has to make some cuts. Sting says he would do it but the whole Aces & Eights things to worry about.
Gut Check video package on Sam Shaw. Shaw says this is what he wanted to do since he was a little kid and he is going to be one of the best at it. He is thankful for the opportunity and nervous since he is his own worse critic but he will show everyone what he’s got. Stats show is 28 years old from Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
We are back and Sam Shaw is in the ring and his opponent is….Douglas Williams
– Gut Check: Sam Shaw vs. Douglas Williams
Sam Shaw get his offense in early with a summersault flip over Williams with two clotheslines and a back elbow. Hits a backbody drop and lands reverse backbreaker and follows up with a neckbreaker for a two count. Body slams Williams and climbs to the top rope but is distracted by a disturbance at ringside. Williams knocks him off the top and takes control.
The disturbance is Joey Ryan in the front row. He sucker punches Al Snow when he and security check on him. Ryan bolted and was chased by Snow and company.
Williams continues to work over Sam Shaw with European uppercuts and follows up with a T-Bone suplex for a two count. Williams hits Shaw with Rolling Chaos for the win.
Winner: Douglas Williams
Backstage: Austin Aries tells the X-Division wrestlers he is going to decide who gets the next title shot. Rashad Cameron says he deserves while Kenny King points out that Dakota Darsow lost all his matches. Sonjay Dutt says he knows the X-Division better than anyone and it’s his destiny to win the title. Points how Zema Ion only won the title because a can of hair spray.
Aries yells at Ion for not adding anything to the conversation and makes him carry a poster of himself out of the room. Kenny King says he is the only ready for the title shot. Cameron mentions the “Rashad Cameron movement” and Aries tells him to move on out of the room and join Zema Ion.
Chavo Guerrero makes his way to the ring wearing a nice suit with pink shirt as the fans chant “Chavo, Chavo, Chavo.” He says “WOW, I know where I should have been the last few years.”
He says the Guerrero family has conquered wrestling on every continent and every promotion but TNA. He sees talent, hunger and the eyes of the best when looking at the wrestlers in the locker room. He is in TNA to beat the best and timing is everyone. He says “It’s time, oh yeah it’s time, it’s Guerrero Time.” (Not a type-o)
Kid Kash and Gunner interrupt Chavo. Kash puts words in Chavo’s mouth about how the Guerrero family is royalty and that we all should bow down to them. He ask’s where his family is and Chavo says the fans in the impact zone are his family. Kash says he is not talking about these “government funded jerkoffs” and wants to know where his family is? He asks where his uncle and father are? Kash asks is it because they are too old or is it because his father is too drunk? Chavo drops him with an over hand right and he and Gunner duke it out until Kash hits him from behind.
Hernandez makes the save and he clotheslines Gunnar over the top rope and Chavo hits a nice drop kick to the face that knocks Kash out of the ring.
Backstagte: Kurt Angle tells James Storm he believes Bobby Roode but needs to be sure if there is any connection. James says Angle should know him by now and that if he has a problem with anyone, he will say it to their face. Angle asks if he has his back if Aces and Eights come out and Storm said yes.
Backstage: Bruce Pritchard, Al Snow and Taz talk about Sam Shaw. Pritchard asks if Snow saw the match? Snow yells into the camera that Joey Ryan has his ATTENTION and he didn’t get to see the match. Taz argues Shaw was distracted but was in the zone and looked really good.
– BFG Series Match: AJ Styles vs. James Storm
Storm hits a tackle and Styles reverses a hit toss into a pin for a two count. Claire Lynch is in the front row and scowling at AJ. Storm applies a rear chin lock but AJ fights out but Storm comes back with a double underhook suplex for a two count. Storm hits a super high back body drop for a two count. Storm knees AJ in the face but AJ catches Storm with a drop kick to the face off the ropes for a two count. AJ connects with a vertical suplex and applies his own rear chin lock. Storm fights out of hit and shoulder blocks AJ into the corner. Storm connects with a clothesline and a flying forearm for a two count. AJ fights back with some leg kicks and nails a belly to back suplex for a two count.
AJ whips Storm into the corner and misses the splash. Storm attempts a belly to back suplex from the top rope but hits him with a couple of elbows. Storm causes to crotch himself and Storm lands a spinning razor’s edge for a two count. Storm lands a clothesline in the corner but AJ fights back and hits s northern lights suplex, on Storm, that throws him into the corner. AJ connects with a springboard fly forearm, all the way across the ring, for a close near fall. AJ can’t believe he kicked out. AJ signals for the Styles Clash but Storm hits the Alabama Slam for a two count. They fight outside on the ring apron and Storm lands a DDT on the apron. AJ lands the Pele kick and goes in for the finish but Storm hits a codebreaker. Storm misses a superkick and AJ this another Pele kick and Aces and Eights come out and beat up on AJ Styles. The knock down the Earl Hebner to and land a few mores punches and stomps and leave but they never touched James Storm.
Mike Tenay says it’s clear that Aces & Eights clearly have someone on the inside helping them get in and out of the building.
Backstage: The interviewer mentions to James Storm how Aces & Eights have attacked everyone but him. Storm yells at him and says he doesn’t need help to kick any man’s ass.
Gut Check: Sam Shaw is asked if we saw his best performance. Shaw says he came up short but thinks the judges can see that he has the intensity and the drive to be the best. Asks them to say “YES” to Sam Shaw.
Al Snow: Says he did not see the match and nothing would make him happier to stick it to Joey Ryan and say yes but he has to say, No.
Bruce Pritchard: He said Shaw did a hell of a job and his answer is, Yes.
Kick Out Interview: He says he has the same passion that Taz had in 1999 when he was trying to make it to the big leagues and please say, Yes.
Taz: He loves the athleticism and energy that Shaw brings to the table and even though he lost his match because he took his eye off the ball, his answer is, Yes.
Sam Shaw is now a member of the TNA Roster
Austin Aries is noting the diversity of each X-Division wrestler and when asking if Dakota Darsow’s father was Russian, Dakota said he as a Russian sympathizer. Aries gives them each two sentences to state why they should get the X-Division title show:
Sonjay Dutt: Who else could get his hands on the title twice with a dislocated shoulder and almost win the match if it wasn’t for a can of hair spray.
Kenny King: He got the size, the speed and the damn good looks. He is the one to run with the ball and call him Emmitt Smith.
Dakota Darsow: Says he brings aggression and something different to the X-Division and states that it’s not flashy but aggressive.
Aries cuts him off telling him the X-Division is about flash and tells him he is being cut because his head is not in the right place. As Darsow leaves, Aries says “Tell your Dad hello and that his repo business is doing great.”
Backstage: Aries says he is not sure about Dutt’s shoulder and that he has had six years of chances and that it’s Kenny King’s time.
– X-Division Title Match: Zema Ion vs Kenny King
King pushes Ion into the corner, ref breaks it up and Ion sprays some hair spray to fix his hair. King hits a well placed drop kick on Ion, nails a jumping splash into the corner and drops his throat on the top rope. King connects with a springboard cross body for a two count. Snap suplex by King and goes to the top turn buckle but Ion pushes him off and sends him to the outside of the ring. Ion lands a summersault plancha and follows up with a missile drop kick off the top and a two count.
Ion applies a arm bar/ rear chin lock combo and King fights out of it but Ion whips him hard into the corner. Whips him hard into the corner again and fixes his hair. King lands a float over sunset flip for a two count and Ion comes back with a belly to back suplex into a knee to the jaw for a close near fall. King answers back with a jumping round house kick, spinning kick to the back of the head and high cradle suplex for a two count. Ion gets another kick in the head that sends him outside the ring and King lands twisting plancha and throws Ion back in the ring. King attempts a spring board drop kick but Bobby Roode pulls King’s leg before he could make the jump and slams his head into the steel post. Roode throws him in the ring and Ion lands a second rope moonsault for the win.
Winner and Still X-Division Champion – Zema Ion
Roode says it was too easy and Aries comes out and lands a few punches that sends Bobby Roode running back to the locker room.
Backstage: Bully Ray is asked if he is concerned with Aces & Eights and Bully says he can’t get points by beating them but he can get seven points for beating Kurt Angle. Bully says Angle is the best wrestler alive and has a lot of respect for him but he is the the guy to go right through him.
Tenay announces Kurt Angle will star in a Funny or Die video produces by Will Ferrell that will be released tomorrow
– BFG Series: Kurt Angle vs. Bully Ray
Angle takes control early with some chain wrestling but Bully gets away from him and attempts a big boot but Angle moves out of the way. Some stalling by Bully Ray but finally takes control with a knee to the gut. Angle trips him down and applies the ankle lock but Bully crawls to the ropes. Angle attempts a back body drop but Bully Ray cuts him off with a stiff forearm to the back and connects with a piledriver and we go to commercial.
We are back and Bully Ray drills Angle with a elbow drop and tries covering him twice but Angle kicks out. Bully lands the Dusty elbow that staggers Angle. Bully runs off the ropes but Angle clotheslines Bully and follows up with another clotheslines and a release overhead belly to belly suplex for a two count. Bully comes back with a Bully Bomb for a two count. Bully attempts a Rock Bottom but Angle connects with some back elbows and counters with three german suplexes. Angle takes the singlet strap off and applies the ankle lock. Bully the pain for a while and rolls out of it while sending Kurt into the corner. Bully hits three stiff and loud chops and hits a Rock Bottom for a two count.
Bully whips Angle into the corner and Bully charges in but Angle moves and connects with the Angle Slam for a very close two count. Angle misses the moonsault from the top rope and Bully follows up with a big boot for a two count. Angle gets up and staggers to the corner. Bully charges in but Angle moves again and connects with a second Angle Slam for the win.
Winner via pinfall Kurt Angle
There is no time to celebrate as Aces & Eights hit the ring and beat up on Kurt Angle. Clotheslines, stomps, kicks and their usual offense. AJ Styles, Austin Aries and Sting hit the ring and we have a pier six brawl in the ring. “Sorry about your damn luck” pumps out of the speakers and James Storm hits the ring but Aces & Eights leave the ring when they see him. This leads Kurt Angle to get in Storm’s face as he now believes Storm has a connection with the group. As the show goes off the air Mike Tenay announces Angle vs. Storm in a “Bound for Glory Classic”, next week on Impact Wrestling.