After MANY delays, here’s Impact in case you missed it:
From Universal Studios Orlando in Orlando, Florida:
Hosted by ”The Professor” Mike Tenay and Taz.
It begins with Kurt Angle wondering why Magnus left him during last week’s tag match. Magnus stated that his left knee buckled during the match (which it did). Bobby Roode appeared, and vowed that Magnus will never be TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Magnus was ready to advance on him as Kurt tried to hold him back, and Jeff Hardy arrived for his Ladder Match between him and Roode.
1. AN 8-MAN WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL TABLES MATCH: Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy.
THE WINNER: JEFF HARDY!!!
2. Ethan Carter III vs. Senior TNA Referee Earl Hebner, Sr.
Earl, Sr. refused to participate, but ECIII demanded that he fight, and appointed Earl, Sr’s real-life son TNA Referee Brian Hebner to referee the match. ECIII asked that Earl lay down for the 3-count. He tried, but refused. ECIII demanded that he lie down and told Brian to count.
THE WINNER: THE UNDEFEATED ETHAN CARTER III.
This was disrespectful beyond belief.
Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) believed that they had discovered the truth about Joseph Park. As they were about to reveal it, Joseph appeared to halt it. He told them that they won, and when the envelope was about to be opened, he tore it up!!! Bad Influence then aired a video that was filmed at his office in Chicago, Illinois, but it wasn’t his anymore!!! It was discovered that his family’s law firm left it thirteen years ago. Daniels wanted an answer, and Joseph told them to leave him alone.
Kazarian knocked him down, and Eric Young ran out to stop it. Eric then issued a challenge: a tag match of him and Joseph vs. Bad Influence, next week!!!
3. A NON-TITLE TAG TEAM MATCH: TNA World Tag Team Champions The Bro Mans (Robbie E and Jesse Godderz) vs. Gunner and ”Cowboy” James Storm.
THE WINNERS VIA DISQUALIFICATION: THE BRO MANS.
4. A NON-TITLE KNOCKOUTS MATCH: TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim with Lei’D Tapa vs. Laura Dennis.
THE WINNER: GAIL KIM!!!
NOTE: After the match, Lei’D Tapa was about to finish off Laura Dennis when ODB ran out to stop it.
5. AN 8-MAN WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT, MAIN EVENT SEMIFINAL LAST MAN STANDING MATCH: Magnus vs. Kurt Angle.
THE WINNER: MAGNUS!!!
Bobby Roode interfered during the match attacking Kurt.
Magnus and Jeff Hardy will face off for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship title in two weeks.
After the match, Roode assaulted Kurt again, and was stopped by Jeff Hardy.
TNA President Dixie Carter received a package thinking it was the World title that was returned by ”The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles. She opened it, and found a paper championship belt that resembled the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship!!!
In a new Friends of A.J. segment, A.J. told Dixie that if she wants the belt, she needs to come to his home in Gainesville, Georgia and take it from him.
Match #1 and the main event are the highlight matches of the night!!!
Bobby Roode, Jeff Hardy, Magnus and Kurt Angle are the wrestlers of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: It wasn’t a snooze-fest like RAW was.