Here’s Impact in case you missed it:
From Universal Studios Orlando in Orlando, Florida:
Hosted by “The Professor” Mike Tenay and Taz.
The first show of 2014 begins with Kurt Angle stating how last year was the worst year of his life. He was interrupted by Bobby Roode who asked him if he was finally leaving, and told him to admit that he’s better than he is. Kurt stated that he will dominate this year, and challenged him to a match. Roode refused, but accepted if Kurt loses, he leaves and refuses his place in the Hall of Fame. Kurt accepted, and demanded that the match be held inside the steel cage!!!
Roode was furious, but accepted the challenge and a fight ensued. Rockstar Spud and the referees separated the two, and booked them in a tag team match.
1. A NON-TITLE KNOCKOUTS MATCH: TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim with Lei’d Tapa vs. Madison Rayne.
THE WINNER: MADISON RAYNE!!!
2. TNA X DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Austin Aries (Champion) vs. Chris Sabin (Challenger/Former Champion) with Velvet Sky.
THE WINNER, AND ONCE AGAIN, TNA X DIVISON CHAMPION: CHRIS SABIN!!!
3. Samuel Shaw (Sam Shaw) vs. Norv Fernan.
THE WINNER: SAMUEL SHAW.
4. TAG TEAM MATCH: Kurt Angle and Gunner vs. Bobby Roode and “Cowboy” James Storm (Beer Money, Inc. reunited for one night).
THE WINNERS: BOBBY ROODE AND “COWBOY” JAMES STORM.
Ethan Carter III wanted to face Jeff Hardy, and played on Hardy’s departure by enacting the 10-count. TNA Hall of Famer “The Icon” Sting had enough of ECIII’s mouth, and labeled him “a little puppy dog waiting for his Aunt Dixie to feed him and play with him”. Sting demanded a match, and agreed to face him at Genesis!!!
5. THE MAIN EVENT: Bully Ray vs. Joseph Park.
THE WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: JOSEPH PARK!!!
The disqualification was caused by Bully Ray starting the match by kicking Joseph Park in the groin. After the DQ, Bully covered Joseph in lighter fluid, and was about to set him on fire when Mr. Anderson ran out to stop it. Bully squirted lighter fluid on him, held a cigarette lighter in his face and left.
Rockstar Spud, Ethan Carter III and TNA President Dixie Carter welcomed the reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion Magnus as he stated that the fans turned their backs on him. He also stated that he will be champion for a long time, until Gunner appeared. Gunner demanded a match by cashing-in his Feast or Fired briefcase!!! Spud and Ethan ganged up on him, but with no luck as Gunner and Magnus went at it. Spud and Ethan assaulted Gunner again as Magnus was about to hit him with the belt.
When that was about to happen, TNA World Heavyweight Champion “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles ran off Spud, Ethan and Magnus!!! A.J. stated that Dixie screwed over the fans, labeled Magnus a farce and challenged him to a Unification Match. Magnus accepted.
The match will be held next week.
Chris Sabin regaining the X Division Championship and the return of A.J. Styles are the highlights of the night!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!