Here’s Impact in case you missed it:
From The BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi:
Hosted by Todd Keneley, “The Professor” Mike Tenay and Taz.
This week begins with TNA Hall of Famer “The Icon” Sting stating that he couldn’t wait until Slammiversary to fight Aces and Eights, and his tag team partner Kurt Angle wanted to know if “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles would join them in the war against Aces and Eights. A.J. refused to answer. Sting told A.J. that he had gone down the same road he did, and reminded him that “TNA is the house that A.J. built”. Kurt told him “You’re either with us, or against us!”. A.J. left (again), Kurt chased after him and they fought.
Meanwhile, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray, TNA Television Champion Devon and Mr. Anderson crept up behind Sting and he was 3D’d by Bully and Devon!!!
1. A KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM MATCH: Gail Kim and Tara with “Mr. Pectacular” Jesse Godderz vs. TNA Knockouts Champion Velvet Sky and Mickie James.
THE REFEREE FOR THIS MATCH: TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion ODB.
THE WINNERS: VELVET SKY AND MICKIE JAMES!!!
NOTE: After the match, Gail Kim clotheslined Tara and put her in the Figure-Four Leg Lock!!!
SPECIAL NOTICE: DURING THE MATCH, TNA PRESIDENT DIXIE CARTER ANNOUNCED THAT ON THURSDAY, MAY 30, IMPACT WILL RETURN TO ITS ORIGINAL TIME SLOT AT 9PM ET/8PM CT/7PM MT/6PM PT!!!
Bully Ray, still happy from what he and Devon did to Sting, informed the entire locker room “You don’t want no part of the Aces and Eights!”. Bully then turned to D-Lo Brown and demanded that he surrender his vest in the wake of losing last week’s “I Quit” Match. D-Lo refused, and told Bully to let him stay. Bully would, if D.O.C. defeated Magnus.
2. D.O.C. vs. Magnus.
THE WINNER: MAGNUS!!!
Bully was ready to hit D-Lo in the head with a hammer, but demoted him to “Prospect” instead. D-Lo might turn on Aces and Eights, just watch.
3. A #1 CONTENDER’S TAG TEAM MATCH: Austin Aries and Bobby Roode vs. Bad Influence (“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels and Kazarian).
THE SPECIAL GUEST REFEREE FOR THIS MATCH: “Cowboy” James Storm.
THE REWARD: The winner will face Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. for the TNA World Tag Team Championships next week.
THIS MATCH WAS A NO-CONTEST.
The no-contest ruling happened when Austin Aries took a bottle of James Storm’s beer, and spat it in Storm’s face. Storm then took the bottle, drank whatever was left and was shoved by Aries. Storm then delivered his finisher the Last Call Superkick to Daniels, when he was aiming for Aries, but finally nailed him with it.
TNA X Division Champion Kenny King asked four-time X Division Champion Chris Sabin to join him in the ring just to hear his story about his long road back. Sabin mentioned that he spent two years both in rehab and at home. He then stated that he is ready to fight and told Kenny that he will lose the title next week. Kenny deemed Sabin an inspiration, and handed him the belt, but told him to hold it over his head as the closest he will get to holding it. Sabin returned the title and punched him.
4. A 3-ON-2 HANDICAP MATCH: TNA Hall of Famer “The Icon” Sting and Kurt Angle vs. TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray, TNA Television Champion Devon and Mr. Anderson…………..Anderson.
NOTE: This was originally scheduled to be a Six-Man Tag Team Match, but Sting and Kurt Angle’s tag team partner didn’t arrive until later on during the match. During the match, D.O.C., Wes Brisco, Garett Bischoff and Mike Knox were found backstage unconscious. Before the match ended, Bully and Devon pulled out a table, and “The Monster” Abyss appeared!!! He attacked both Bully and Devon, and chokeslammed Mr. Anderson through the table!!!
THE WINNERS: “THE ICON” STING, KURT ANGLE AND THE RETURNING “MONSTER” ABYSS!!!
Matches 3 and 4 are the highlight matches of the night!!!!!!
Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels, Kazarian, “The Icon” Sting, Kurt Angle, Bully Ray, Devon and Mr. Anderson are the wrestlers of the night!!!!!!!!
The return of “The Monster” Abyss was the highlight of the night!!!!!!!!
ANALYSIS: Well, let’s say this: it didn’t have any unnecessary segments like RAW did this week!!!