2/6/14 Impact Wrestling Coverage
Feb 6, 2014 - by Michael Riba
We see the “Previously on Impact Wrestling” package, which focuses on the arrival of MVP last week. We then transition into footage of MVP arriving with The Wolves, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards.
We go into the arena in Glasgow, Scotland, and Eric Young and Abyss are brawling backstage. They will be in a Monster’s Ball Match later tonight. Young is all over Abyss and then they fight out into the arena in front of the fans. A referee comes to the stage and calls for the bell.
Match #1: Monster’s Ball Match – Abyss vs. Eric Young
Young grabs a led pipe and hits Abyss with it, but Abyss counters and slams Young down on the floor. Abyss goes under the ring and grabs any and all weapons that he can find. Young comes back with a suicide dive and takes Abyss down on the outside. Both men get back into the ring and Abyss wedges a steel chair into the corner. Young charges across the ring and tries to rip Abyss’ mask off, but Abyss stops him. Abyss knocks Young down to the mat and then grabs a chair from the outside. Abyss puts the chair on top of Young and goes for a splash, but Young lifts the chair up for a low-blow. Young delivers a series of right and lefts to Abyss, but Abyss fights him off. Young goes up top and connects with a missile dropkick. Young goes for the cover, but Abyss kicks out at two. Abyss comes back and slams Young into the steel chair that was wedged in the corner. Abyss delivers a chokeslam to Young and goes for the cover, but Young kicks out at two. Abyss grabs the bag of tacks and dumps them out in the ring. Abyss places Young on the top rope and them climbs up after him. Abyss goes for a suplex, but Young fights back. Young powerbombs Abyss onto the tacks. Young goes for the cover, but Abyss kicks out at two. Young goes up top, but Abyss delivers a right hand and Young crashes through a table that was set up on the outside. Abyss rolls Young back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Young gets his foot on the bottom rope. Abyss goes back to the outside and grabs a two-by-four with nails sticking out of it, or Janice as he calls it. Abyss goes to hit Young with Janice, but Young rips the mask off of Abyss to reveal Joseph Park. Abyss hits Young with the Black Hole Slam and gets the pin fall.
After the match, Abyss picks up a piece of mirror and looks into it to see that he is Joseph Park. He looks shocked and confused as we head to the back.
We see Bobby Roode and Dixie Carter talking backstage. Roode says it has been seven days and he wants Dixie to live up to her end of the bargain. He tells her to sign the contract for his title match against Magnus, but she says she cannot do that due to the circumstances. Roode says that is not his problem and demands his title shot. Dixie says since Samoa Joe is the number on contender, Roode can be in a match with him tonight and if he wins, he gets Magnus at Lockdown. Roode says Dixie better not be setting him up, or it will come back and bite her in the ass.
We see that MVP will speak after the commercial break.
We’re back and we revisit what just happened between Abyss and Eric Young.
MVP’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. He grabs a mic and says he is back and he is going to make sure we all see the change in TNA that we want to see. He says people in TNA think they can do whatever they want and get away with it, but he is going to change that. MVP says he has found some people who feel the same way he does. He says TNA has the potential to be bigger than it is. He says TNA has everything it needs to grow, except for one thing. MVP says the management is poor and he is about to reveal his agenda, but Rockstar Spud interrupts. MVP called Spud “Dixie’s Lap-dog.” Spud says Dixie will welcome MVP into her locker room with outstretched arms. MVP says he has well-educated fists at the end of his outstretched arms, and he has not forgotten how to use them. MVP tells Spud to tell Dixie that he has scheduled a match for tonight, which will feature Magnus going one-on-one with Kurt Angle.
We see Bully Ray backstage. He says Ken Anderson took his family from him, and next week he will take Anderson from his family when he sticks him in the coffin. Ray says the next person he sees will be placed in the coffin to pay for Anderson’s sins as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and we see Chris Sabin in a pre-recorded interview. He says he lost Velvet Sky last week, but a girl like her is worth fighting for, so he will fight for her.
We go into the arena where Curry Man’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. He is followed by Bully Ray, who pushes the coffin to ringside and grabs a microphone. He tells Curry Man than he is in the wrong place at the wrong time. Ray begins to beat down Curry Man and then delivers a pile-driver while screaming Mr. Anderson’s name. Ray rolls Curry Man to the outside and then places him in the coffin and shuts the lid as he tells Anderson that he is going to end his career. Ray’s music hits and he walks to the back.
We go backstage and we see Dixie Carter and Magnus talking backstage. Dixie is fixing her hair and looking in the mirror as Magnus tries to talk to her. Ethan Carter III walks in and he says he has to talk to her, but she says she doesn’t have time. Dixie says there is so much going on right now, and Ethan says she doesn’t even have time for her own blood. Dixie says they will meet in a week, and he gets up and walks away as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and Austin Aries’ music hits, and the TNA X Division Champion makes his way to the ring. Aries says the title doesn’t make the man, but the man makes the title. He says he is the man who created Option C and became the World Heavyweight Champion. Aries says he has every intention of doing that again, befor he is interrupted by The Bro-Mans. DJ Zema Ion attacks him from behind and says he is cashing in the X Division Championship shot briefcase.
TNA X Division Championship Match: Austin Aries (c) vs. DJ Zema Ion
Ion goes for cover after cover, but Aries kicks out every time. Ion sends Aries to the outside and takes him down with a baseball slide dropkick. Ion gets Aries back into the ring and connects with a DDT. Ion goes for the cover, but Aries kicks out at two. Aries comes back and connects with the discus forearm and then sends Ion into the corner. Aries delivers a dropkick and then drops Ion with the brain buster and gets the pin fall.
Winner and still TNA X Division Champion: Austin Aries.
We see the same Samuel Shaw/Christy Hemme date video that we saw last week. We then see an interaction between Shaw and Hemme from “earlier today.” Hemme questions his actions from their date last week, and asks about his mannequin. She says he is a great guy, but they need to keep everything professional. He agrees and she walks away as he stares her down.
We see Bobby Roode and he is yelling about how many times he has to appease Dixie Carter. Roode says she owes him, and then we see Magnus. Magnus says whenever Dixie asks him to do something, it’s his job to do it. Roode says he has saved Magnus’ ass time and time again, but Magnus says Roode needs to focus on Samoa Joe. Roode says the same Joe that made Magnus tap out last week. Magnus says he will tap out any day of the week when the title is not on the line. Roode says he and Joe are going to beat the hell out of each other so that one of them can take the title from Magnus at Lockdown.
We stay backstage and we see MVP walking into his meeting with Dixie Carter. Dixie does all the talking and keeps interrupting MVP when he tries to talk. She asks him to tell her about himself, but then says for the sake of time, they should just skip to her. She said she built the company from the ground up eleven years ago and has built it into a global entertainment empire. Dixie says she treats everyone with fairness. MVP says that is very interesting, but he wonders if Jeff Hardy, A.J. Styles, or Sting would agree with her. Dixie says those were disgruntled employees and that MVP is going to get such a great run from working with her. MVP says Dixie’s reputation proceeds her and their business needs to happen in the ring. MVP says the future of TNA needs to be decided in front of the fans. Dixie tries to talk about the match he made, but MVP gets up and leaves as he is saying, “In all fairness.”
Match #3: Kurt Angle vs. Magnus
Angle goes behind on Magnus and takes control of the match early on. Angle delivers three German suplexes to Magnus. Angle goes for the Angle Slam, but Magnus shoves him away. Angle charges, but Magnus grabs him and slams him down to the mat. Magnus goes for the cover, but Angle kicks out at two. Magnus goes to the top, but Angle grabs him and tosses him down to the mat. Angle locks in the Ankle Lock, but Ethan Carter III interferes and attacks Angle.
Winner by disqualification: Kurt Angle.
After the match, Angle and Carter brawl in and around the ring. Carter rakes Angle’s eyes and then hits Angle in his bad knee with a steel chair. Back in the ring, Carter continues to beat down Angle and completely destroys his knee. Trainers come out with a stretcher as Carter watches from the outside.
We’re back and we see Samoa Joe backstage. He speaks into the camera and yells at Dixie Carter for sending out her goons to take out Jeff Hardy, A.J. Styles, Sting, and now Kurt Angle. Joe says he will stand tall and he will make everyone pay.
We see Eric Young backstage. He says Joseph Park now knows that he and Abyss are one-and-the-same. Young says he doesn’t know what is going to happen next.
We see a video package for the broken relationship between Chris Sabin and Velvet Sky. We see Chris Sabin backstage again. He reminisces about some of their best moments as a couple and says something very special is going to happen in the spot where they shared their first kiss two years ago. Velvet walks in and Sabin tells her to sit down. He grabs her hand as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and we’re still backstage with Chris Sabin and Velvet Sky. Sabin says the worst moment of his life was when Velvet broke his heart last week. He says at the same time, he felt like he was awake. Sabin pulls out an engagement ring box and Velvet opens it. She realizes it is empty, and Sabin asks her, “Will you get out of my life?” Sabin says he is tired of always hearing about Velvet Sky. He says he is ready to vomit. Sabin says he is going to prove that he is the superstar in the relationship. He says he is going to go one-on-one with Velvet Sky next week.
We revisit how Samoa Joe become the number one contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship last week when he defeated Magnus.
Match #4: #1 Contender’s (TNA World Heavyweight Championship) Match – Bobby Roode vs. Samoa Joe
Joe control the early part of the match and delivers a series of punches to Roode. Roode fights back and drops Joe with a dropkick. Roode rolls to the outside for a breather, but quickly gets back into the ring. Roode comes off the top rope and drops Joe with a spinning neck-breaker. Roode goes for the cover, but Joe kicks out at two. Down on the mat, Roode applies a headlock. Joe gets to the ropes and Roode breaks the hold. Joe gets to his feet and delivers right hands to Roode. Joe goes to the ropes, but Roode follows him and stomps him. Joe grabs Roode and delivers the atomic drop and goes for the splash, but Roode moves. Roode goes for a knee-drop, but Joe moves out of the way. Roode charges at Joe, but Joe takes him down with a power slam. Joe sets Roode up in the corner and delivers a chop. Joe goes for the Muscle Buster, but Roode powers out. Roode kicks Joe in the head and goes for a cover, but Joe kicks out at two. Joe surprises Roode and goes for the rear-naked choke, but Roode powers out. Roode sends Joe to the corner and delivers a chop. Roode charges, but Joe catches him and slams him to the mat. Joe sets up for the Muscle Buster, and he connects. Joe locks in the Koquina Clutch, and Roode taps out.
Winner and number one contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Samoa Joe.
We see MVP, Dixie Carter, and Rockstar Spud walking backstage. The MVP/Dixie Summit is next.
We’re back, and Dixie Carter, Rockstar Spud, and MVP make their way to the ring for The Summit.
Dixie welcomes MVP to TNA, and MVP says it is an honor to be in Glasgow and in Dixie’s regal presence. Dixie asks if MVP minds if she starts. The crowd boos her. She starts at the top with Magnus and says he has truly accomplished everything that everyone hoped he would. Dixie says all the people in all the nations watching should try to model after Magnus. Dixie says if everybody continues to follow her lead, everyone will be very successful. Dixie says she has dealt with a lot of investors over eleven years, some good and some not so good. MVP interrupts and says he wants to talk about the changes. MVP says they only agree one one thing, and that is to agree to disagree. MVP says Dixie doesn’t know a headlock from a padlock. MVP says Dixie’s mismanagement has brought TNA to its knees. He says Dixie’s reign of terror is over. MVP says he is going to be very hands-on, and changes will take effect very soon. Dixie yells at MVP as his music hits. Dixie leaves and Spud gets in MVP’s face and waves his finger at him before leaving the ring with Dixie. MVP stands tall in the ring as Impact Wrestling comes to a close.
1. Abyss def. Eric Young in a Monster’s Ball Match
2. Austin Aries def. DJ Zema Ion to retain the TNA X Division Championship
3. Kurt Angle def. Magnus by disqualification
4. Samoa Joe def. Bobby Roode to become the number one contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship