4/24 TNA Impact Wrestling Recap
Apr 24, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck
TNA Impact Wrestling Results
Orlando, FL (Impact Zone)
April 24, 2014
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Just days away from the “Sacrifice” PPV, Impact opens up with highlights from last week and then Magnus’ music hits and the former World Champion strolls down to the ring.
Magnus starts his usual opening “ladies and gentlemen this is your champion speaking” but stops realizing he no longer holds the belt. Magnus says he doesn’t look at it as he lost the belt or was beaten by EY, but he was let down because good help is hard to find these days. Magnus says that he is going to break wrestling tradition and not talk crap about Abyss behind his back. He says he wants Abyss to come out so he can say what he wants to say to Abyss’ face. Magnus is holding some big hook or something in his hand.
Abyss comes out to the ring and Taz reveals that the “hook” is actually part of a turnbuckle. Magnus says Abyss is a 6’8”, 300 lb. “blithering idiot.” Magnus threatens to hit Abyss with the turnbuckle if he tries to attack him. Magnus says that Abyss makes him sick and he’s starting to realize why everyone in his life abandons Abyss. He calls Abyss a “gigantic disappointment” and he only asked Abyss to do one thing, make sure that no matter what the World Title stays with Magnus.
Abyss reminds Magnus that MVP said anyone that came anywhere near the ring would be fired on the spot. Magnus reminds Abyss that he has a contract with Magnus not with TNA and then he fires Abyss from his personal service contract.
Abyss asks Magnus if he is really going to fire him and then points to his mask and says it was never about the money with him, it was about Abyss having a sense of belonging. He says he befriended and trusted Magnus because he said that he was Abyss’ friend. Magnus laughs at Abyss and Abyss says he realizes that all Magnus is, is a self centered arrogant jackass! Abyss says he is “THE MONSTER” and Magnus better remember that he hurts people and destroys lives. Abyss says since he is no longer an employee of Magnus he will start next with Magnus!
Magnus says Abyss does not have a contract with him or TNA so if he lays a finger on him he will have Abyss arrested for assault. Before anything else can be said MVP walks out and interrupts both men.
MVP says that Abyss is not one of his favorite people but he understands that in life people deserve second chances, and MVP wouldn’t be standing here today if he wasn’t given a second chance. MVP says if Abyss wants a place to belong and since he was just fired MVP will give Abyss a second chance and a full time spot on the TNA roster. MVP says he will give Abyss a spot on the roster if he wins his match tonight…against Magnus! Magnus freaks out and says that MVP can’t do that but MVP says he can and he did! MVP literally skips up the ramp and Abyss says that he never liked Magnus and he’s going to kick his ass.
EC3 approaches Rockstar Spud in the back and says he isn’t going to give Spud a speech to fire him up this week. EC3 says what he saw in Kurt Angle last week was the “real Kurt Angle”, and in that moment he realized something. He says that he realized there is only one man in the world that can beat Kurt Angle and that man is Ethan Carter III. EC3 says he has a plan tonight and he knows he asks a lot of Spud, but tonight he needs Spud to be his “gazelle” rather than a “lion” in his match with Kurt to exhaust Angle.
“Olympic Hero” Kurt Angle vs. Rockstar Spud w/EC3
Spud keeps trying to walk back down the tunnel as he was making his entrance but EC3 made him get in the ring. Spud begs Angle not to hurt him but then shoots for the single leg on Angle only to get Gutwrench Suplexed across the ring. Spud kicks Angle in his previously injured knee repeatedly but then gets destroyed with a Tilt-a-Whirl Backbreaker. After every spot Angle stares down at EC3. Angle beats on Spud and then whips him into the ropes and attempts a backdrop only to get kicked by Spud. Angle chases Spud out of the ring and when Spud slides back in the ring he distracts the referee as EC3 holds onto Angle’s leg not allowing him to get back in the ring. Spud then hits a Sliding Dropkick underneath the ropes onto Angle on the floor. Spud rolls Angle back in and hits a series of right hands on the Olympian. Spud climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick as he yells “I’m a gazelle!” He only gets a one count. Spud climbs back up top and Angle quickly gets up to the top and tosses Spud off with a Belly-to-Belly Overhead Superplex! EC3 gets on the apron and Angle knocks him off and then locks in the Ankle Lock as Spud taps quickly!
Winner: Kurt Angle via submission (Ankle Lock)
EC3 chop blocks Angle’s previously injured knee and then goes to put on the Knee Lock, but Willow runs out and chases Spud and EC3 off.
Backstage Angelina Love tells Velvet Sky that things are getting ugly with Madison Rayne. Velvet picks up a makeup bag and sarcastically says whatever is in that bag certainly doesn’t have anything to do with things getting ugly with Madison. Angelina says tonight out of the goodness of their hearts the Beautiful People will give Madison a makeover.
Backstage MVP walks into his office where Kenny King is sitting. MVP says that King has been going around making himself comfortable everywhere hasn’t he and King says MVP doesn’t realize that King should be headlining in this company. MVP says he has a match tonight so he can’t be worrying with King but if he wants a match tonight he’ll give him one. King gets excited and says of course he’s ready and MVP says he has a person just for King tonight. MVP refuses to tell King who the opponent is though.
Madison Rayne comes out to the ring and she says that she’s heard that the BP really want to give her a makeover so instead of sneaking around they can come out right now.
The Beautiful People come out and Angelina asks Madison what’s wrong and that she is looking a little rundown lately. Angelina asks if her “little baby” is keeping her up all night, and she knows Madison wants to be a role model for her kid but doesn’t she think that she should be showing some thankfulness for the amazing offer BP gave her for a makeover.
Madison says they’re right and she forgives them for what they have done to her, and then Madison apologizes to them. She says that she is sorry “because I’m about to do this” and then attacks both of them! The numbers game gets the better of Madison and BP beat Madison down.
Angelina screams at Velvet for disrespecting them and says Madison was a nobody before they allowed her into the BP. She says the only reason they hired her “ugly butt” was to make them look better. Brittany runs out and attacks BP!
The numbers game gets the better of her as well and Velvet hits a big clothesline on Brittany and then Angelina throws her to the floor. Velvet hits In Yo Face on Madison and then Angelina pulls out the trusty brown paper bag. She puts it over Madison’s face and wave Madison’s hand around while she is laid out.
Earlier this week Mr. Anderson is shown in Samuel Shaw’s hometown.
During the break Gail Kim approaches Madison and Brittany and says that The Beautiful People are taking the Knockouts division in the wrong direction and she isn’t going to allow them to ruin her division. She says that everyone knows she doesn’t get along with either one of them especially Madison and she may not like Madison but she does respect her. She asks Madison to be her partner and Gail is right something has to be done about BP. Madison agrees to be her partner and Brittany says she’ll be out there in their corner. Madison says she’s already told her before that she appreciates it but she isn’t ready for this and no thanks.
Kenny King vs. Bobby Lashley
King didn’t seem too thrilled to have to face Lashley. Lashley grabs King at the bell and takes him down and then quickly grabs King and takes him down yet again. Lashley puts King in a side headlock and then lets go and puts the boots to King. Lashley whips King into the ropes and connects with a shoulder block. Lashley hits the ropes and King leapfrogs him and then hits a drop toehold and locks in a side headlock. Lashley powers up to his feet and then slams King to the mat. Lashley hits a Sidewalk Slam and King quickly rolls out to the floor. As Lashley poses to the crowd King tries to sneak back in the ring and attack him from behind, but Lashley shows off his freakish athleticism by leapfrogging a charging King from behind. Lashley then hits a Powerslam and whips King into the corner. Lashley charges at King but King drags the referee in between them. Lashley puts on the brakes and then grab the referee and moves him out of the way. King tries to poke Lashley in the eyes but Lashley blocks it and puts King in a wristlock. King is able to come back with a second eye poke and then he grabs Lashley and bulldogs him across the top rope as King leaps over the top rope. King then hits a Springboard Missile Dropkick! King taunts Lashley as he puts the boots to him. King hits a series of right hands but Lashley fights back with elbows to the gut only for King to rake his eyes. King puts Lashley in a modified Crossface but Lashley is able to lift King up to his shoulders! King punches Lashley in the head repeatedly and hits the ropes only to run right into an Overhead Belly-to-Belly Suplex! Lashley hits a series of strikes and then a Running Knee and a big Lariat! Lashley whips King into the corner and follows up with a huge Running Shoulder Block! Lashley then picks King up to his shoulder and tosses him across the ring. Lashley sets up for the Spear but King gets his boot up! Lashley catches King’s boot and tries to spin him around but King spins around into a Spinning Enziguri! King climbs up top and taunts the crowd before diving off for the Blockbuster attempt, but Lashley catches King in midair and counters into a Delayed Suplex! Good lord that was insane! Lashley sets up for the Spear again but King rolls out to the floor and crawls up the ramp as he has had enough.
Winner: Bobby Lashley via countout
Another video of Anderson in Shaw’s hometown is shown. Anderson pulls him to Shaw’s parents house and a creepy looking older woman comes to the door. She looks eerily like an older Christy Hemme, and her name is Christy as well. Anderson makes a hilarious face to the camera as she invites him in.
In the back, James Storm approaches Bobby Roode in the locker room and asks if he is getting ready for their match calling him “partner.” Roode laughs and asks Storm if he has forgotten that it was just a few months ago that he beat the hell out of Storm in a bar. Storm laughs and says he hadn’t forgotten about that and he also hasn’t forgotten about the time Roode broke a beer bottle over his head and took his World Title away from him. Storm says memories like that don’t just go away and Roode of all people should know that the “Cowboy” doesn’t forget even when he is sh*t faced drunk. Roode laughs and says now that that is all cleared up why does Storm want to be his partner. Storm says because when they were partners no one could beat them and they were the best, the best tag team ever. Storm says they could go out and kick the crap out of others together, drink cold beer afterward, and then the next night beat the crap out of each other and not blink an eye. Storm says that is the respect they had for each other but he never once received any credit for making Gunner a star. He just wants to grab Gunner and say, “sorry…NOT SORRY” and then kick his teeth down his throat. Storm then says that it’s also a plus that he can make Gunner’s old man cry again when he kicks the crap out of Gunner and both laugh at that. Roode says he knows exactly what he’s talking about because there is something about putting Bully Ray through a table that puts a big smile on his face, and then Roode says Storm knows that Roode never smiles and Roode gets serious. Storm says he’s right so they need to stop talking and get this thing done.
Austin Aries is shown walking backstage followed then by MVP.
MVP vs. “A-Double” Austin Aries
MVP and Aries lockup with Aries getting the advantage with a side headlock. Aries then spins around into a Full Nelson before transitioning into a cravate. MVP counters into a wristlock and then Aries rolls through into a headlock takeover! MVP counters into a headscissors and then Aries headstands up to his feet and into a dropkick! MVP fights back with a Forearm Smash and then a Jawbreaker over his knee. MVP sets up for the Ballin’ Elbow Drop, but Aries rolls out to the floor and tries to grab MVP’s feet. MVP stomps on Aries’ hands and then hits a Slingshot Plancha over the top onto Aries on the floor! MVP rolls Aries back into the ring but Aries dropkicks the middle rope as MVP started to climb back in the ring causing MVP to fall hard to the floor. Aries climbs up top and dives off with the Savage Flying Axe Handle! Aries rolls MVP back into the ring and then hits an Eddie Guerrero like Slingshot Somersault Senton Splash followed by a Leaping Elbow Drop! 1…2…NO MVP kicks out! Aries climbs up top and hits a Flying Back Elbow off the top to the back of a seated MVP for another nearfall. Aries shows some frustration and then MVP fights back with a series of strikes. Aries cuts him off and boxes the head of MVP. Aries goes for the IED in the corner but MVP moves out of the way and a follows up with a series of nasty clotheslines in the corner followed by an attempt at a Uranage Suplex. Aries bites the arm of MVP to block the hold and then goes for the Roaring Elbow but runs into a huge series of strikes that is capped off with a nasty Lariat that knocks Aries inside out! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! MVP grabs Aries but he holds onto the ropes to stop MVP from dragging him away. Finally MVP drags Aries away from the ropes and then hits the Ballin’ Elbow Drop! MVP sets up a German Suplex, but Aries hits an elbow followed by the Roaring Elbow! Aries goes for the Brainbuster but MVP blocks it and hits a huge Release German Suplex! MVP follows up with an attempt at the Drive-By Kick, but Aries blocks it and counters into a Knee Breaker followed by a Backdrop Suplex! Aries shoves MVP into the corner and hits the IED! Aries then rolls MVP over and covers him for another nearfall. Aries goes up top and attempts the 450 Splash, but MVP rolls out of the way and Aries slams hard into the mat! MVP follows up with the Drive-By Kick! 1…2…3!
Winner: MVP via pinfall (Drive-By Kick)
MVP taunts Aries on the mat as he rolls out of the ring.
Footage of Sanada winning the X-Division Title in Japan is shown and then Muta hyping Sanada up after Lockdown. Another vignette focusing on Sanada is shown as he works out. He says that he wants to be the very best and will settle for nothing less than that. He says the pressure that Muta has put on him pushes him to test his limits and pass them. He says that he must not fail Great Muta because the honor of a nation rest on his shoulders.
Mr. Anderson is still at Shaw’s moms crib and she talks about how talented Samuel is. She mentions that he makes a homemade apple pie for him every day, and reveals that he lives in her basement. She asks if he would like to see his bedroom even though he’s not here right now.
Beer Money (Bobby Roode & James Storm) vs. “The Modern Day Viking” Gunner & Bully Ray
Storm and Roode come out separately rather than together. Bully and Storm lockup at the bell with Storm getting Bully in a side headlock. Roode screams at Storm to ‘squeeze his head off’ and Storm replies with, “I’m trying!” in a humorous moment. Bully shoves Storm into the ropes and nails him with a shoulder block and then locks in a wristlock. Bully whips Storm into the ropes again and goes for a backdrop, but Storm kicks him only to eat a clothesline from Bully. Roode runs in but runs right into a backdrop from the Bully! Ray hits a Double Clothesline on Roode and Storm and then tags in Gunner and holds Storm’s arm as Gunner dives off the top with a Diving Headbutt to the outstretched arm of Storm. Storm manages to escape Gunner and tags in Roode who eats a series of elbow sand clotheslines from Gunner. Gunner hits a Scoop Slam and then follows up with a Diving Headbutt for a nearfall. Bully tags back into the match and they whip Roode into the ropes and connect with a Double Shoulder Block. Bully then charges at Roode but eats an elbow and then Roode shoves Bully into the heel corner. Bully elbows Storm and then catches a charging Roode with a boot! Storm trips Bully from the floor and pulls him nut first into the ring post. A fan screams at Storm ringside saying he sucks I think which Storm responds with a simple “yeah and you’re fat!” Roode puts the boots to Bully and tags in Storm and punches Bully as Roode holds him. Storm hits an uppercut and covers Ray for a nearfall before putting him in a chinlock. Roode tags back in and throws Bully into the corner and puts the boots to him. Roode puts Bully in a front facelock and then connects with a dropkick as Bully tried to fight out of the hold. Storm chokes Bully in the ropes and then bites him as Roode distracts the referee. Roode taunts Bully so Bully answers his taunt with a nasty chop! Roode punches Bully repeatedly and then hits the ropes only to run right into a Sidewalk Slam from Bully! Both men are down now. Both men get the hot tag out and Gunner runs over Beer Money with clotheslines and headbutts! Gunner hits Storm with a Running Knee in the corner and then one for Roode as well! Gunner hits a Slingshot Suplex off the ropes for a nearfall before Roode breaks it up! Bully hits Roode from behind and then hits Storm with a series of jabs and then he hits Roode with a Bionic Elbow. Bully then hits a Scoop Slam on Storm and Gunner goes up top and dives off with the Wassup Diving Headbutt to Storm’s nuts! Bully tells Gunner to get some tables and Gunner obliges him. Gunner lays Roode lays Bully out on the table at ringside and Bully dives off the apron with a Mick Foley style Elbow Drop, but Roode rolls out of the way and Bully crashes through the table! In the ring Storm goes for the Last Call on Gunner but he ducks and hits a Spike DDT! 1…2…NO Roode breaks up the count! Gunner hits the Hanger-18 on Roode but then eats the Last Call from Storm! 1…2…3!
Winners: Beer Money via pinfall (Last Call)
In the back Magnus says Abyss did not fulfill his obligations to Magnus and he will teach Abyss and anyone else who doesn’t follow his directions a lesson tonight. He says he will end Abyss’ career tonight because it is about time people around here understood whose time it is, and when your time comes there is nothing that MVP, Dixie, or anyone else can do about it.
Mr. Anderson walks down to Shaw’s bedroom.
Anderson shows off Shaw’s room which looks like a child’s bedroom with big letters reading “Samuel’s Room” on the wall and a bunk bed. Shaw comes in and freaks right the hell out about Anderson being there. Shaw attacks Anderson and the cameraman gets caught up in the brawl. As the cameraman escapes the basement Samuel’s mom asks him what is going on and then Samuel stumbles in and begins hugging his creepy ass mom. The cameraman calls this weird and says he’s getting out of there.
The Beautiful People vs. Gail Kim & Madison Rayne
Gail and Madison are former tag team partners and Madison is also obviously also a former member of the Beautiful People.
Back from the break the bell rings and Madison tries to go after Velvet but everytime she does Velvet climbs through the ropes. Finally Madison grabs her by the hair and slams her to the mat repeatedly. Madison whips Velvet into the ropes and connects with a clothesline and then Angelina comes in and walks into a Jawbreaker from Madison. Gail runs in and she and Madison hit Double Dropkicks to BP sending them to the floor! Gail and Madison hit Dual Sliding Dropkicks through the ropes onto BP on the floor! Madison slams BP into each other and then throws Velvet back into the ring. Madison hits the Scissor Stomp on Velvet for a nearfall. Gail tags into the match and hits a series of kicks and slaps on Velvet. Gail then hits a Running Clothesline for another nearfall. Gail whips Velvet into the ropes where Angelina blind tags herself into the match only to meet a kick from Gail. Gail hits a Forearm Smash on Velvet but gets taken to the mat by her hair by Angelina! Angelina puts the boots to Gail and then gets a nearfall before taunting Madison. Angelina attempts to whip Gail into the corner but Gail reverses it and then hits a Flying Body Splash in the corner! Gail then hits Velvet with a Mafia Kick on the apron knocking her to the floor. BP decides to leave up the ramp but Gail & Madison grab them and toss them back into the ring. Angelina charges at Gail but Gail catches her with a drop toehold and then locks her in a headscissors. Velvet comes in and hits a sliding dropkick to the back of Gail to break the hold. Angelina then jumps on the back of Gail with a Sleeper! Gail backs Angelina into the corner repeatedly and then hits a backbreaker! Madison tags in and lays into Angelina with forearms. Madison hits an Enziguri and then Velvet runs in and eats a punt kick from Madison! Madison slams Angelina into the corner as Gail and Velvet fight on the floor. Madison tosses Angelina in the corner while Velvet slams Gail into the apron. Velvet climbs into the ring but eats a Spear from Madison! Angelina rolls Madison up and pulls the tights, 1…2…3!
Winners: The Beautiful People via pinfall (rollup)
Another video package of Knux and his family is shown with his hot girlfriend doing some circus stuff with torches on fire. He tells her that he can’t stay home because he has to follow his heart and she says that she knows and she made a decision to be supportive of him now even though she hasn’t been that way for him before. She says that she is going to go with him.
Backstage Abyss says tonight is about redemption and righting all the wrongs he’s done in his life. He says all he’s ever wanted is a sense of belonging and now he knows Magnus is nothing but an arrogant, pompous son of a bitch. Abyss says he made the mistake of hurting those that cared about him most and those people know who they are, he knows who he is. Abyss says tonight this massacre is for him.
A video package highlighting The Wolves is shown. She says she came to Impact for two things, to get rid of Dixie Carter and to win the Tag Team Titles. They reveal they will face Bro-Mans & Zema this Sunday at Sacrifice in a Handicap Match for the Tag Team Titles. They say that Bro-Mans have done everything to stop them from winning their belts and even though it will be 3-on-2 in the ring The Wolves will have their Wolves Nation behind them.
Magnus vs. “The Monster” Abyss
EY comes out and sits at the commentator table for the Main Event. Abyss attacks Magnus at the beat hitting him with wicked strikes in the corner. Abyss whips Magnus into the corner and charges at him only to eat a big boot. Magnus then runs right into a series of clotheslines from the monster! Abyss tosses Magnus out to the floor and then follows him out.
Back from the break Magnus hooks Abyss’ leg in the ropes and stomps on it repeatedly. Magnus leg kicks Abyss on that same leg and then continues to stomp on it. Magnus sweeps the legs of Abyss and then elbow drops the injured leg before putting him in a Kneebar. Abyss gets to the ropes but Magnus continues to stomp on the leg of Abyss. Magnus hits the ropes but Abyss grabs him by the throat and goes for a Chokeslam, but Magnus kicks the injured leg repeatedly. Magnus goes for a Figure Four on Abyss but Abyss uses his good leg to kick Magnus through the ropes. Magnus trips Abyss from the floor and then drags his legs towards the ring post and attempts a Hanging Figure Four, but Abyss uses his legs to pull Magnus into the post. Abyss comes down to the floor and tosses Magnus back into the ring. Abyss goes for a Chokeslam again but Magnus kicks him right in the balls!
Winner: Abyss via DQ
Magnus grabs a steel chair and nails Abyss in the back with it and then hits him repeatedly with the chair! Magnus slams the chair into the leg he injured earlier and then grabs the referee and corners him. EY runs down to the ring and grabs Magnus only to eat a low blow. Magnus nails EY with the chair repeatedly wearing the champ out! Magnus chokes EY with the chair and then starts hitting Abyss with the chair again. Magnus goes back and forth hitting EY and Abyss with the chair.
“Final Thoughts” will be up tomorrow morning.
1) Kurt Angle def. Rockstar Spud
2) Bobby Lashley def. Kenny King via countout
3) MVP def. Austin Aries
4) Beer Money def. Gunner & Bully Ray
5) The Beautiful People def. Madison Rayne & Gail Kim
6) Abyss def. Magnus via DQ
– TNA World Title: Eric Young (c) vs. Magnus
– TNA Knockouts Title: Madison Rayne (c) vs. Angelina Love
– Tables Match: Bobby Roode vs. Bully Ray
– I Quit Match: James Storm vs. Gunner
– TNA X-Division Title Best of 3 Series Finale: Sanada (c) vs. Tigre Uno
– Commitment Match: Samuel Shaw vs. Mr. Anderson
– Willow & Kurt Angle vs. Ethan Carter III & Rockstar Spud
– TNA Tag Team Titles Handicap Match: The Wolves vs. Bro-Mans (c) & Zema Ion
Until next week… PEACE!
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