Detailed 3/20 TNA Impact Wrestling Recap
Mar 20, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck
TNA Impact Wrestling Results
Orlando, FL (Impact Zone)
March 20, 2014
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Impact Wrestling opens up with a video package highlighting Samoa Joe’s quest to recapture the TNA World Title focusing on “Joe’s rage.”
Tenay and Taz say that Bully Ray was invited to TNA’s headquarters in Nashville, TN and that we will not believe what went down. Footage of an office that has been trashed is shown and Taz says that we will see the footage later tonight.
In the parking lot Eric Young and Abyss are brawling as ODB tries to get EY to back off. Abyss gets the upper hand which causes ODB to pick up a pipe and hit Abyss with it! He grabs it from her and goes after her, but EY is able to hit him from behind repeatedly with a trashcan. Abyss grabs a post or something and chokes EY with it and starts tossing EY all around the backstage area. The brawl eventually spills into the backstage area Abyss whips EY into a bunch of chairs. Abyss picks up a chain and goes to hit EY with it but EY kicks him in the balls and then grabs the chain. EY hits Abyss in the back with the chain over and over and then wraps it around his fist and punches Abyss with it!
The brawl spills out into the arena now with EY whipping Abyss with the chain now! Abyss fights back and throws EY and the chain in the ring. EY comes back with a sliding dropkick through the ropes onto Abyss on the floor! EY then goes back in the ring and dives through the ropes with a Suicide Dive onto Abyss! EY grabs a chair and swings it at Abyss but Abyss ducks and shoves EY into the ring steps! Abyss punches EY repeatedly in the back of the head and then tosses EY back into the ring. Abyss grabs a chair and sets it up in the center of the ring. EY tries fighting back but when he bounces off the ropes Abyss tosses him face first into the chair! Abyss chokes EY with his own bandanna and then he goes back to just punching EY repeatedly. Abyss wraps the chain around EY’s throat but then EY starts biting Abyss and throwing haymakers at him!
EY hits the ropes but gets caught with the Black Hole Slam by Abyss! Abyss grabs the chain again and then puts EY between the ropes and wraps the chain around EY’s throat. Abyss pulls back on the chain and EY’s face literally starts turning purple! That was actually kind of disturbing.
Abyss leaves a passed out EY in the ring while referees and ODB run out to check on him.
Ethan Carter III vs. Bobby Lashley
Back from the break the bell rings and EC3 jumps Lashley. EC3 hits the ropes but Lashley leapfrogs him and then lays him out with a clothesline! Lashley whips EC3 into the corner and then Lashley charges right into an elbow from EC3. EC3 runs at Lashley but Lashley hits an elbow of his own. Lashley hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex! Lashley slams EC3 into the corner and then puts the boots to him. Lashley throws EC3 literally clear across the ring! Lashley then goes for a Spear but EC3 rolls out of the ring to get away. Lashley follows him out but walks into a boot in the gut from EC3. EC3 slams Lashley into the apron and then chops him hard. Lashley answers with a series of forearms but EC3 nails him with a knee to the gut and then tosses Lashley back into the ring. EC3 climbs up top and Lashley tosses EC3 off the top! EC3 begs off and as Lashley hesitates EC3 grabs Lashley’s trunks and pulls him headfirst into the turnbuckles. EC3 chokes Lashley and then mounts him in the corner and hits a series of crossfaces as he trash talks the fans. EC3 puts Lashley in a front facelock and then lets go of the hold and hits a series of jabs. EC3 hits the ropes but Lashley catches him with a Spinebuster! Lashley goes for the Spear again but again EC3 rolls out to the floor to avoid it. Lashley follows him out and clotheslines EC3! Lashley tosses EC3 back into the ring and then hits a Running Clothesline to EC3 in the corner! Lashley puts the boots to EC3 and then goes to whip him into the corner, but EC3 attempts to reverse it. Lashley reverses right back into the corner they were just in but the referee had moved there. EC3 stops himself before hitting the referee and then he holds onto the referee as Lashley grabs him from behind. EC3 mule kicks Lashley in the balls as the referee couldn’t see and then rolls back out to the floor again. EC3 looks like he’s contemplating leaving as Lashley tries to recover in the ring. Willow then attacks EC3 from behind!
Winner: EC3 via DQ
Willow slams EC3 into the ring steps repeatedly knees first. Willow pulls a ladder out from under the ring and then grabs a chair and puts EC3’s leg trapped in the chair! Willow stomps the chair over and over and then climbs up the ladder! Willow sets up for a dive but Willow crawls underneath the ladder and up the ramp to get away from Willow.
Earlier today Bully Ray stands outside Dixie Carter’s office as he bitches about her making him wait for their meeting. He says he’ll play her games because he has something he wants to say to her.
Samoa Joe walks into MVP’s office and he says that Eric Young is supposed to be chained to Abyss tonight to watch his back, but now he’s on the way to the hospital. MVP says he wants things to be done fairly but Joe says he wants his World Championship. MVP says he will find someone to be chained to Abyss and fix this. Joe says that every time MVP tries to fix things they get worse.
Backstage Angelina Love says Velvet has had plenty of time to make a decision so tonight the world finds out where Velvet stands.
Back from the break EC3 walks into Magnus’ locker room, or well he limps, and asks where the hell Magnus was while Willow was assaulting him. Magnus pretty much tells him to shut the hell up and EC3 calls him an ass. EC3 says that’s funny coming from the guy that just got beat up by a clown. EC3 says Magnus’ business relationship with the Carter family is officially terminated. Magnus laughs and says he could have told EC3 long ago because he got everything he wanted out of “Aunt D” and now he kicked her to the curb because she is useless to him. EC3 tells him to watch what he says about Dixie. Magnus says Abyss is all he needs and EC3 will find that out like everyone else tonight.
Gunner comes down to the ring and says he wants to take this time to say he is proud because he went to war with one of the toughest guys in TNA at Lockdown and won. He says he is proud that he served his country and he is proud of all of the veterans in the crowd. Gunner says as a Marine he was trained to never give up and fight for everything he wants. He says without that he wouldn’t be standing where he is today. Gunner looks over and points at his dad sitting in the front row and thanks him as well. Gunner goes out to ringside and says without his parents support he wouldn’t be here. Gunner says he wouldn’t be the man he is now without his dad, and he promises his dad he will be World Champion one day. He hugs his dad but then Storm’s new heel music hits.
Storm walks out and says he hates to break up the family reunion going on but he finds it kind of rude of Gunner not to introduce him to his dad after he made Gunner a star. Storm introduces himself to Gunner’s dad and says he doesn’t have to introduce himself to Storm because he already knows who Gunner’s dad is. Storm says he is the guy that was crying in Gunner’s video package before Lockdown talking about how proud he is of his son and then he mocks him asking if he’s going to cry again. Storm mentions how Gunner’s dad said that how it made him feel that his own father wasn’t able to see what he became, and then Storm says that he’s sure his dad is looking down from heaven and is glad he’s dead so he doesn’t have to see how much of a disappointment his son and grandson became!
Storm punches Gunner but then Storm shoves him away and shocks him with the Last Call! Storm handcuffs Gunner to the middle rope and then taunts Gunner’s dad before grabbing him and dragging him to ringside! Gunner manhandles him and holds him up to Gunner screaming that he is a disappointment. Storm walks away and Gunner’s dad tries to free his son, but then Storm grabs his beer bottle and breaks it over Gunner’s dad’s damn head! Good lord! Papa Gunner sold that like a champ. Gunner can only watch as Storm smiles at him and then walks away.
Backstage Gail Kim says ever since the Knockouts division was created she has been the benchmark for the division, and she is the one that brought Tapa in now and now she cost Gail the Knockouts Title. Gail says tonight if Tapa doesn’t beat her tonight then she is done with her which means Tapa is done with TNA.
Backstage Bro-Mans walk into Tigre Uno and Sanada’s locker room and mockingly bows to them. Tigre says something in Spanish but Bro-Mans say they can’t understand anything he just said. Zema says he used to wrestle in Mexico so he “speaks Lucha Libre.” Zema says he’s pretty sure Tigre said they are stud muffins and then Sanada says something in Japanese and Jesse asks if he just said something about his momma. Zema says he also wrestled in Japan so he “speaks strong style” and Sanada said Bro-Mans are “wrestling gods.” Zema tells them to lay down for Bro-Mans so they can hit up the clubs. Tigre and Sanada look as confused as I am about Zema’s damn sagging pants.
Lei’D Tapa vs. Gail Kim
Gail trashtalks Tapa and points her finger in Tapa’s face so Tapa grabs her finger and bends it back before tossing her into the corner. Tapa hits a clothesline from behind and then she headbutts Gail repeatedly. Tapa whips Gail into the ropes but Gail holds onto the ropes and then sidesteps the charging Tapa. Gail hits a series of leg kicks and forearms followed by a Running Clothesline. Gail hits a Running Forearm and then hits the ropes again as Tapa never went down, and this time Tapa catches her in midair and hits a Choke Bomb! Tapa goes for her finish but Gail counters into a Hanging Dragon Sleeper! Tapa is able to break the hold and flip Gail onto her back. Tapa then charges at Gail with a Mafia Kick, but Gail moves and then this a series of leg kicks on Tapa. Gail slams Tapa’s leg into the mat and then hits the ropes and Tapa catches her with a Press Slam this time and then sells the leg again. Tapa covers Gail for a nearfall and then she grabs Gail by the throat, but Gail leg kicks her repeatedly and then dropkicks that injured leg! Gail continues to work on the leg with leg kicks but Tapa shrugs her off and goes for a TKO, but her leg gives out on her and Gail kicks her to the leg again. Gail hits Eat Defeat for the pin!
Winner: Gail Kim via pinfall (Eat Defeat)
MVP talks to Willow backstage and asks him to be chained to Abyss, but Willow starts saying a bunch of weird crap about politics and side deals which he has no desire to be part of. Willow says MVP and Joe’s problems have nothing to do with him, and he will get back at Magnus in his own time. As Willow walks away MVP says, “issues… right” and shakes his head.
Angelina Love comes out to the ring and she asks Velvet to come out and give her an answer about reforming The Beautiful People.
Velvet comes out and says that when she first came to TNA Angelina was her mentor, and she taught her things about the business in and out of the ring. Velvet says there were times she wanted to pack her bags and go home in their first year but Angelina would not let her and she won’t forget how she was there for her. Velvet says there were also the bad times where she felt beneath and subservient to Angelina and she felt like Angelina was holding her back.
Velvet says that if she was looked at as the leader of the BP it was because she was the veteran and if that hurt she’s sorry and while Angelina was gone from TNA Velvet achieved a lot of success. Angelina says that they both know one is a very lonely number in this business, and if they don’t have each other’s backs no one will. Angelina says she knows Velvet really wants this to happen, but Velvet says she has always looked to Angelina as a big sister. She says she knows there past was then and this is now and she’s been through a lot with Chris Sabin over the last year. Velvet then smiles and says “THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE ARE BACK! HOLLER!”
Their music hits but Angelina stops it and says they’re missing a third member and calls out Madison Rayne!
Madison comes out and Angelina says the Beautiful People are coming back together and she wants to extend the offer to Madison to come back to the group, but she does so in kind of a mocking tone as she says Madison’s name. Madison asks her to repeat it again and Angelina again says it in a sarcastic tone. Madison says Angelina talks to her like she’s beneath her like she’s still that “lost little girl” that they let into the Beautiful People. Madison says things have changed and Angelina says like in every other sport she had to pay her dues. Madison asks if that’s what she calls “paying your dues” and mentions how Angelina and Velvet had big thrones while they sat her on the floor and made her do all their dirty work. Madison says her dues are paid and SHE is the TNA Knockouts Champion, and as much as she appreciates the offer and she loves Velvet but she isn’t interested in this reunion.
Backstage Magnus says Joe is the one concerned about tonight’s Title Match while he searches for a new ally. Magnus says Abyss reacts to all the same things everyone does, money. Joe then walks up and gets in Magnus’ face and says tonight he taps Magnus out. Al Snow gets between them and tells him to save it for later as Joe says he’s going to take Magnus out tonight.
As Bro-Mans and the international team come out Robbie E grabs a microphone and reminds them that they told Sanada & Tigre to lay down to them so they can get to the clubs. Tigre takes the microphone and says “no” so Bro-Mans pie face them! Sanada & Tigre jump Bro-Mans and chase them out of the ring! Bro-Mans try to leave ringside but The Wolves come out and stop them!
TNA World Tag Team Championships
Triple Threat Match
Bro-Mans w/Zema Ion vs. Sanada & Tigre Uno vs. The Wolves
Last week Sanada & Tigre beat the Bro-Mans clean in a non-title match. The Wolves defeated the Bro-Mans earlier this month to capture the Tag Titles but then dropped them back to Bro-Mans in Japan a week later. The Wolves attack Bro-Mans on the ramp and toss them right into a Double Sliding Dropkick from Sanada & Tigre on the floor!
Back from the break The Wolves whip Robbie into the ropes and then Eddie hits a drop toehold followed by a sliding dropkick from Davey. Jesse tries to get involved but the international stars interrupt him and then whip him into the ropes and hit a Double Spinebuster. They treat Jesse’s legs like a wishbone and then sandwich him with Double Sliding Dropkicks! Bro-Mans roll out to the floor and that leaves The Wolves and the internationals! They exchange rights and forearms to each other but hten Davey nails Tigre with a Spinning Back Kick that sends him to the floor! The Wolves whip Sanada into the ropes and then Davey hits an Atomic Drop followed by a huge chop from Eddie! Davey then rolls forward into a bridging pin! 1…2…NO Sanada kicks out! Eddie tags in and then The Wolves take turns chopping and kicking Sanada with crazy strikes! The Wolves hit the ropes but Tigre trips them from the outside and then holds them as Sanada dropkicks both of them! Tigre then hits a Slingshot Corkscrew Splash onto both The Wolves! Sanada hits the ropes but Robbie blind tags him and then walks into a Hip Toss from Eddie! Eddie slams Robbie into a headbutt from Davey and then Davey tags in and The Wolves whip Robbie into their corner. Eddie whips Davey into a Running Forearm on Robbie and then Eddie hits a Running Back Elbow! Eddie tosses Robbie into a drop toehold from Davey and then Eddie hits an Elbow Drop onto Robbie! Tigre blind tags himself back into the match and then starts lighting Robbie up with chops. Tigre hits the ropes but Jesse catches him from behind with a knee to the back and then Robbie clotheslines him! Robbie punches him repeatedly and knocks Sanada off the apron. Jesse tags into the match and then Bro-Mans whip Tigre into the ropes and hit him with a Double Press Slam! Then they sandwich Tigre in the corner with a Double Knee! Jesse Press Slams Tigre way into the air and as he drops him Robbie blind tags him and then dives off the top with the Fist Pump Drop for a nearfall. Robbie whips Tigre into the ropes but Tigre catches him with a Wheelbarrow Bulldog! Tigre tags Sanada and Robbie tags in Jesse as well. Sanada hits Robbie with a Running Back Elbow and then a hurricanrana! Sanada hits a Backbreaker and then sets up for the Moonsault but Zema grabs Sanada’s X-Division Title at ringside and distracts him with it. Sanada tags Tigre and then dives off the top with a Plancha onto Zema on the floor! Tigre springboard into the ring and then tilt-a-whirls around Jesse and lands on his feet and dropkicks him to the floor! As he went through the ropes Davey tagged him. Davey swings at Tigre but Tigre blocks it and then hits a gorgeous Double Spring Hurricanrana while holding onto Davey’s hand! Eddie comes in and swings at Tigre but he ducks and then springs to the top. Eddie charges at him right into a Tigre boot. Tigre then attempts a Diving Hurricanrana but Eddie blocks it and Davey runs over and they hit a Powerbomb/Backstabber combo! 1…2…NO Bro-Mans break it up! The Wolves toss Bro-Mans out to the floor and then they climb up to the top on separate posts. Bro-Mans shove The Wolves off the top down to the floor! Bro-Mans hit the Bro Down on Tigre! 1…2…3!
Winners & STILL Tag Champs: Bro-Mans via pinfall (Bro Down)
The Beautiful People talk in the back about what happened with Madison. Angelina says a lot of the things Madison said were truth but she isn’t that person anymore and she just wants Madison to see that. Velvet says she should go talk to her and maybe without an audience they can work things out.
Another “King of the Night” Kenny King vignette airs.
Angelina Love approaches Madison in the locker room but Madison says everything she needed to say in the ring. Angelina says she hasn’t and she says she knows sorry isn’t good enough anymore but she isn’t the same person. Angelina says the business is every woman for herself and if you don’t watch your back someone will stick a knife in it. Madison says what she just went through with Gail she understands that and Angelina says that’s why they need to stick together. Madison agrees to think about it but then when she starts to walk away Angelina laughs and grabs her by the hair slamming her into some nearby lockers! Angelina knees Madison in the gut and then grabs her by the throat. Angelina screams “Don’t you ever disrespect me again you little BIATCH! The Beautiful People are Velvet Sky and ME!”
MVP walks up to Samoa Joe backstage carrying the chain and says Joe’s only responsibility tonight is Magnus because the man chained to Abyss tonight will be MVP. MVP says it’s his responsibility and this will be the MVP Principals at work, leading by example like a boss should.
A video package highlighting Knux from Aces and Eights. Knux is in the country where a girl from back home called him home. He says he knows if he hears from her something is up. Knux talks about his family business being a carnival and his dad wanted him to run it with him but his dream was to wrestle which is why he hasn’t spoken to his family in awhile.
Earlier today Bully Ray walks into Dixie Carter’s office in Nashville and he asks Dixie if she ever thought about the fact that not a single person in the wrestling business likes her including the fans. He says she is not a good human being and he hasn’t liked her since the day he walked into TNA. Bully says that’s okay because she hasn’t liked him either and that’s because she can’t control him. He says she came to his home to try and pay him off to make sure Team Dixie won at Lockdown. Bully says when Anderson Mic Checked him into the coffin his career flashed before his eyes. He says he knew that’s not the way he wanted people to remember him. Bully says after Dixie tried to come and control him like she’s controlled everyone else made him realize he needed to do what he did at Lockdown. Bully says she doesn’t have his respect or the fans respect and she is nothing and a nobody in his industry. Bully says he’s not going to sit there and talk to the back of a chair anymore, the whole time he was ranting Dixie’s chair was turned around so the back of it was facing him. Bully spins it around but no one is there, and just then Bobby Roode blindsides him!
Roode slams Roode into a wall and then onto Dixie’s desk! Roode screams that you don’t screw with him and then he grabs a picture and slams it over Bully’s back. Roode says Bully screwed over the wrong man and that Dixie didn’t invite him, it was Roode! “You don’t screw with Bobby Roode…SURPRISE!” Roode says before leaving Bully Ray laid out backstage.
Magnus talks Abyss backstage and Abyss says he has something real special for tonight’s match and then pulls out some tacks.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
“Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe w/MVP vs. Magnus (c) w/Abyss
MVP will be chained to Abyss at ringside. This is a rematch from Lockdown. Magnus attacks Joe before the bell and slams him into the top turnbuckle. Magnus slams Joe into another corner and then connects with a European Uppercut. Magnus swings at Joe but he ducks and then lays into Magnus with a barrage of strikes! Joe headbutts Magnus and then hits a Snapmare Takeover followed by a slap to the back and then a kick to the front followed by a Knee Drop! Magnus rolls out to the floor and begs Joe to hold up. MVP stops Abyss form getting involved and Taz points out that Joe is still grabbing his ribs after every move. Magnus trips Joe and then pulls him out to the floor and slams Joe into the ribs and Taz says that Magnus may have spotted Joe selling the ribs as well causing him target them. Magnus tosses Joe back into the ring and hits a European Uppercut followed by chops and jabs. Joe fights back with a series of jabs of his own until Magnus rakes his eyes. Magnus attempts to whip Joe into the ropes but Joe reverses it and attempts a clothesline, but Magnus ducks and then he also ducks a backhand attempt from Joe. Joe finally puts him down with a Running Elbow and then Joe beats him down in the corner with a series of nasty jabs. Joe whips Magnus into the opposite corner and hits a Running Back Elbow followed by a Leaping Enziguri!
Back from the break Magnus attempts to whip Joe into the corner but Joe reverses it and then charges right into a boot from the champ. Magnus climbs up top and dives off but falls right into an Atomic Drop from Joe! Joe hits the ropes but Magnus catches him with a knee to the injured ribs and then Magnus hits a Back Suplex. Joe starts rolling around in the ring screaming as he grabs his ribs. Magnus starts kicking Joe in the ribs and then he picks Joe up, but Joe shoves him away and hits a series of slaps. Joe then winced and grabbed his ribs before hitting the ropes. That hesitation gave Magnus enough time to get right behind him with a Lariat! 1…2…NO Joe kicks out and then Magnus slams his knee into the back of Joe and puts him in a Chinlock continuing to work on the ribs and back area of Joe. Joe fights out of the hold and hits the ropes, but Magnus leapfrogs him and then catches Joe with a Flying Knee! Magnus puts Joe in a Waistlock working on those ribs. Joe fights out of it with elbows and then answers Magnus with an Atomic Drop followed by a Mafia Kick and then the Backsplash Senton. As Joe lands on the move he immediately grabs the ribs and Taz points out that doing a move like that may hurt Joe more than Magnus at this point. Magnus then charges at Joe but Joe catches him with the Snap Powerslam! Joe rolls over and grabs his midsection again rather than being able to get the pin or go for the choke. Magnus retreats to a corner and Joe charges at him but Magnus moves out of the way and then runs right into a Standing Uranage from Joe! Joe goes for the Coquina Clutch but Magnus counters with a Jawbreaker, and in the process Joe accidentally hit the referee! As MVP checks on the referee Abyss pulls MVP into a big right hand! Abyss pulls the tacks out from under the ring and MVP decks Abyss and grabs the tacks and thorws them away from Abyss. MVP pulls Abyss into the steps and then dives over the steps onto Abyss! MVP unlocks himself from Abyss and then grabs the tacks and throws them up the ramp, but then Abyss hits him from behind with a chair repeatedly! Joe sees Abyss so then he goes for the Elbow Suicida through the ropes but Abyss throws the chair at Joe’s face! Joe falls back into the ring and Magnus dives off the top with the Fling Elbow Drop! 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL World Champ: Magnus via pinfall (Flying Elbow Drop)
“Final Thoughts” will be up tomorrow morning.
1) EC3 def. Bobby Lashley via DQ
2) Gail Kim def. Lei’D Tapa and as a result Tapa is gone from TNA
3) TNA Tag Titles Triple Threat: Bro-Mans (c) def. Tigre Uno & Sanada and The Wolves to retain the titles!
4) TNA World Title: Magnus (c) def. Samoa Joe to retain the title!
Scheduled for Next Week:
-James Storm vs. Gunner
-TNA World Title: Magnus (c) vs. TBA
Until next week… PEACE!
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