10/3 Impact Wrestling Coverage
Impact opens up with a “Previously on Impact Wrestling” video package, which focuses on the ongoing turmoil in Aces and Eights and the hostility between Dixie Carter and Hulk Hogan.
We go into the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, where we hear that Magnus will take on E.G.O. in a 3-on-1 Gauntlet Match.
A.J. Styles’ music hits and he makes hos way to the ring. Styles grabs a microphone and says he is not out here to talk about Hulk Hogan or Dixie Carter. Styles says he is out here to talk about Bully Ray. He says he will beat Bully at Bound for Glory to become the new World Heavyweight Champion. Styles says he is hungry and will get what he wants. Styles says he differs with Ray being the meanest guy in the building as Aces and Eights’ music hits and Ray and Brooke Tessmacher come to the ring. Ray says Dixie is so far in Styles’ head that he doubts himself. Ray says Styles doesn’t need to be worried about Dixie, but he needs to be worried out Ray. Ray tells Styles to look what he did to Hogan, Sting, Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson, and his own brother, Devon. Ray says he beat Styles two years ago in a Last Man Standing Match. Ray says he wants to take Styles away from the fans. Ray says is sick and tired of hearing people chant for Styles no matter where they go. Styles says Ray is no better or different than Dixie Carter, and Ray says that is a compliment. Styles says Ray needs to get focused for his match tonight, and Ray says he doesn’t have a match. Styles informs him that he does, and it is against Samoa Joe. Styles says, “Joe’s gonna kill you,” before he leaves the ring as Ray looks around the arena for Joe.
We join Mike Tenay and Taz at the announce table and they run down the card for tonight.
We then see A.J. Styles and Dixie Carter backstage. She tells security to escort Styles out of the building, but he leaves on his own as we head to a commercial.
Match #1: Chris Sabin and Kenny King (w/Velvet Sky) vs. Jeff Hardy and Manik
Manik and King start the match and King takes control of the match. Manik comes back and tags in Hardy. Hardy takes King down from the top rope and King is busted open. Hardy tags Manik back in, but King takes control. King tags in Sabin, who goes for a quick cover on Manik, who kicks out at two. King and Sabin exchange tags and work over Manik. Sabin tosses Manik into the corner, but Manik gets his boot up. Manik drops Sabin with a dropkick and both men are down. Sabin tags King and Manik tags Hardy. Hardy takes Sabin and King down with clotheslines and then slams King to the mat. Hardy kicks Sabin and then delivers the face-buster to King and goes for the cover, but Sabin breaks it up. Hardy takes Sabin and King down with a double-clothesline and goes for the Twist of Fate on King, but Sabin kicks him in the back of the head. Manik makes the save, but King grabs him. Manik shoves King into Sabin and delivers the gut-buster to King. Hardy connects with the Swanton Bomb and gets the pin fall on King.
Winners: Jeff Hardy and Manik.
After the match, Sabin gets into the ring and attacks Manik and Hardy. Austin Aries, who was on commentary, goes after Sabin. Aries makes a match for Bound for Glory; a four-way with himself, Hardy, Manik, and Sabin. Hardy grabs the mic and says he wants it to be an Ultimate X Match.
We see Hulk Hogan and Sting backstage. Sting compares Dixie to Eric Bischoff when we went crazy in wCw. Hogan says she is crazier than Bischoff and he has to make a decision. Sting says he has Hogan’s back. A woman brings in a gift to Hogan that is from Dixie. It’s a watch, which Sting says matches the one that she gave him last year.
We take a look back to last week where E.G.O. attacked Magnus. We then see Sting talking to Magnus last week. Magnus says they are in his head and he will take care of them himself. We see that Magnus’ Gauntlet Match against E.G.O. is after the commercial break.
Match #2: 3-on-1 Gauntlet Match – Magnus vs. The Extraordinary Gentlemen’s Organization (Bobby Roode, Christopher Daniels, and Kazarian)
Daniels is the first member of E.G.O. in the match. Magnus takes Daniel down and goes for a quick pin, but Daniels kicks out at two. Daniels kicks Magnus in the face and then chokes him down on the mat. Daniels delivers a chop and slams Magnus down to the mat. Daniels applies a headlock down on the mat. Daniels goes for the Angel’s Wings, but Magnus fights out. Magnus kicks Daniels in the face and then takes him down with a clothesline. Magnus goes up top, but Daniels pulls him down and drapes his arm over the ropes. Daniels goes for the Best Moonsault Ever, but Magnus gets a boot up. Magnus plants Daniels and gets the pin fall. Kazarian enters the match next.
Magnus tosses Kazarian into the ring, but Kazarian rolls to the outside as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and Kazarian takes Magnus down. Magnus comes back and slams Kazarian down to the mat. Magnus goes up top and delivers the elbow drop. Magnus goes for the cover, but Kazarian gets his foot on the rope. Magnus delivers an elbow shot, but Kazarian kicks him off the ropes. Magnus comes back and locks in the Texas Cloverleaf and Kazarian taps out. Bobby Roode enters the match.
Kazarian attacks Magnus as Roode walks down to the ring as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and Magnus and Roode go back and forth for a bit. Magnus goes up top, but Roode gets him down to the mat. Roode locks in the cross-face, and Magnus gets to the ropes. Roode applies an Ankle Lock this time, and Magnus taps out.
After the match, Magnus tosses a chair around ringside and Sting walks down to the ring. Sting tries to calm Magnus down, but Magnus is having none of it. Sting gets a microphone and says he has to address Magnus publicly because he is making a public scene. He tells Magnus they need to address things in the back. Magnus says no and says he has had enough. Magnus says Sting, Kurt Angle, and Samoa Joe see ‘it’ in him, but he doesn’t have it in him. Magnus says he can only get so close. Sting tells him not to look at the bad stuff and Magnus says he doesn’t need another pep talk. Magnus says this is a results-driven business and he isn’t getting the results. Sting says he needed that one big match to put him on the match and Ric Flair gave him that chance. Magnus says he studied that match over and over again because he has looked up to Sting since his first day in the business. Magnus wants to know who is going to put him on the match. Sting says he is going to do it at Bound for Glory. Sting extends his hand for a handshake and Magnus accepts.
We go backstage and we see Austin Aries walking into Hulk Hogan’s office. Aries gives Hogan some vitamins to help him with his decision tonight. Aries says he is always grateful for the opportunity that Hogan gave him. Aries says he has known two Hogan’s; red and yellow and black and white. He says Hogan’s decision tonight is black and white with not a lot of gray area.
We take a look back at Hulk Hogan’s history in TNA.
We see E.G.O. backstage celebrating Bobby Roode’s victory over Magnus. Christopher Daniels and Kazarian tells Bobby Roode he is the first inductee in the Extraordinary Gentlemen’s Hall of Fame and he goes crazy in celebration.
Match #3: #1 Contender’s (TNA Women’s Knockout Championship) Match – Brooke vs. Velvet Sky
Before the match, Lei’D Tapa comes to the ring and destroys Velvet Sky.
We see a vignette for the TNA World Tag Team Champions, Gunner and James Storm.
We see a video hype package for the newest member of the TNA Hall of Fame, Kurt Angle.
Match #4: Bully Ray (w/Brooke) vs. Samoa Joe
Ray and Joe go back and forth before Joe delivers a series of right hands in the corner. Joe smashes Ray in the corner and then delivers a kick to the back of Ray’s head. Joe gets Ray in a sleeper hold. Ray gets free and grabs his steel chain. Earl Hebner takes the chain from Ray, but Ray delivers a low-blow to Joe as we head to a commercial break.
We’re back and Ray is in control of the match. Joe comes back and they exchange right hands. Joe drops Ray with a couple clotheslines and an atomic drop. Joe drops down onto Ray and then delivers a kick to the face. Joe goes to the ropes and delivers another kick. Joe goes for the cover, but Ray kicks out at two. Ray sends Joe into Hebner and Hebner goes down. Joe locks in the sleeper and Ray taps, but Hebner is down and out. Ray gets the steel chain and wraps it around his hand. Ray comes off the top rope and hits Joe in the head with it, but Hebner sees it and disqualifies Ray.
Winner via Disqualification: Samoa Joe.
After the match, Ray shoves Hebner to the mat and then tosses Joe to the outside. Ray attacks Joe on the outside before A.J. Styles rushes to ringside and beats down Ray.
We’re back and Dixie Carter comes to the ring. She wastes no time asking Hulk Hogan to come to the ring. She offers to be Hulk Hogan’s partner. He says it is an amazing offer, but it is an amazing offer for someone else, because he quits. He leaves the ring and she runs after him. She holds onto his leg and he drags her up the entrance ramp. Hogan gets free and Dixie yells at him. She says he is fired and she didn’t want him anyway.
1. Jeff Hardy & Manik def. Kenny King & Chris Sabin
2. The Extraordinary Gentlemen’s Organization def. Magnus in a 3-on-1 Gauntlet Match
3. Brooke vs. Velvet Sky never officially started
4. Samoa Joe def. Bully Ray by disqualification