Here’s Impact in case you missed it:
From The Maverik Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah:
Hosted by “The Professor” Mike Tenay and Taz.
Halloween 2013 begins with TNA President Dixie Carter, as she decided to pretend that TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles doesn’t exist, in the wake of him walking out with the title last week. She decided that a new champion will be crowned in an Eight-Man Tournament, with former champions “Cowboy” James Storm, Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, Jeff Hardy and TNA X Division Champion Chris Sabin. Dixie also announced that the eight opponent will be chosen in a Gauntlet Match, which led to the arrival of Bully Ray and Brooke Tessmacher. Bully was still reeling from losing the title, blaming TNA Senior Referee Earl Hebner, Sr. and Mr. Anderson. Anderson then zoomed to the ring and assaulted him!!!
During the commercial break, Brooke yelled at Anderson for what he did and Bully attacked him from behind.
1. TNA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS: The Bro Mans (Robbie E and Jesse Godderz/Champions) vs. Gunner and “Cowboy” James Storm (Challengers/Former Champions).
THE WINNERS, AND STILL, TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE BRO MANS.
2. Ethan Carter III vs. Norv Fernan.
THE WINNER: THE UNDEFEATED ETHAN CARTER III.
3. A GAUNTLET BATTLE ROYAL.
THE RULES: A new opponent will enter the ring every two minutes, and opponents must be thrown over the top rope.
THE REWARD: The winner will get the final spot in the Eight-Man World Championship Tournament.
THE PARTICIPANTS: TNA Hall of Famer “The Icon” Sting, Kazarian, Mike Knox, Eric Young, Christopher Daniels, Manik and Magnus.
THE WINNER: MAGNUS!!!
4. TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP: Gail Kim (Champion) with Lei’D Tapa vs. ODB (Challenger/Former Champion).
THE WINNER, AND STILL, TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: GAIL KIM!!!
Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian), dressed up like Sherlock Holmes, believed that they solved the case of “The Monster” Abyss. Daniels played a prank on everyone by pulling out a pumpkin from under the ring thinking that it was Abyss. Eric Young appeared, dressed up like Joseph Park, delivered a message from Abyss: punches to the face. They then assaulted Eric until Abyss showed up, and put them both in The Black Hole Slam!!!
5. THE MAIN EVENT: Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle.
THE WINNER: BOBBY ROODE.
TNA Referee Brian Hebner stopped the match after the ten-count from the top-rope belly to belly suplex that knocked out both Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode. Roode got up at the count of seven, but Kurt didn’t. Within seconds, Kurt began to have a seizure.
Match #3 is the highlight match of the night!!!
All of the wrestlers involved in Match #3 are the wrestlers of the night!!!
“The Monster” Abyss was the highlight of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: This week’s broadcast was great, in spite of the frightening way the main event ended. My thoughts and prayers at this time are with Kurt Angle and his friends and family.
Next week, Impact will head to The Cincinnati Gardens Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.