Impact: MVP and gang get a surprise
NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling
TNA Director of Wrestling Operations MVP brought about change that many thought was for the best when he joined the company earlier this year. However, with his power unchecked, MVP has aligned himself with Kenny King and Bobby Lashley and given himself a shot at TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young at Slammiversary. Tonight on TNA Impact, a surprise visitor might have something to say about MVP's reign of terror. Plus, what will TNA President Dixie Carter have in store for MVP? All that and more on this week's edition of TNA Impact!
Recap of MVP's stable creating chaos in TNA.
We are on tape from Orlando, Fla. Mike Tenay and Taz have the call for this week.
Bully Ray makes his way out. Bully introduces himself and says that he will keep fighting as long as he can. Bully claims to be obsessed with six people in TNA and guarantees that he will get all six of these people to go through a table.
Six tables are lined up on the stage and covered with trash bags. Bully unveils them to reveal the names of Ethan Carter III, MVP, Bobby Lashley, Kenny King, Rockstar Spud, and Dixie Carter painted on the table. Bully calls for anyone of the six to come fight him.
TNA Director of Wrestling Operations MVP makes his way out. MVP tells Bully to rethink his position and tells Bully no one will be put through a table tonight. MVP wants to fight, but he wants to make sure everyone has a little fun and brings out Kenny King and Bobby Lashley.
Ethan Carter III chop blocks the knee of Bully Ray with Rockstar Spud trailing him. The five men all taking their shots at Bully as EC3 and Spud grab the table with the name of Spud written on it. Spud looks ready to put Bully through the table.
A cavalry lead by TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young hits the ring. TNA Tag Team Champions The Wolves and Austin Aries follow. Rockstar Spud left in the ring and Aries challenges MVP, King, and Lashley to a three-man tag. Bully questions the fortitude of the team and wants to demonstrate what will happen to them soon. Spud powerbombed through the table as Bully taunts MVP.
Match One: MVP, Kenny King, & Bobby Lashley vs. The Wolves & Austin Aries
The teams start the brawl outside. Bobby Lashley and Austin Aries are inside and Lashley powering Aries around the ring. Lashley choking Aries as The Wolves get the better of Kenny King and MVP outside. Lashley choking Aries with his boot in the corner. Leg kicks bringing Aries back in it and he mounts Lashley in the corner.
Davey Richards and MVP fighting outside as King and Eddie Edwards tumble inside. King sent outside as Edwards pulls down the rope on him. MVP goes after Edwards, but Richards in and Richards pulls down the rope on MVP. Suicide dive in tandem from The Wolves and double sledge from the top by Aries lands on Lashley as we break.
We return with Richards catapulting King into an Aries forearm. Corkscrew elbow drop from Aries gets a nearfall. Edwards in with a body shot and Richards returns to work the double team. Drop toehold from Edwards is almost turned into a dropkick by Richards, but a kick from MVP drops him. Lashley drags Richards outside and sends him into the steel steps on his injured ribs. King with an enzuigiri on Edwards.
MVP brought in and puts the finger in the chest of Edwards for a nearfall. Punches landing for MVP. Lashley in and working Edwards in the corner with forearms. Shoulder rams in the corner from Lashley connect. MVP returns and lands a clothesline for a close nearfall.
Edwards fighting back, but MVP corners him to land a running kick. Exploder suplex lands for MVP and gets a nearfall. King tags in and clubs Edwards down before applying a gutwrench. Edwards elbowing out. German Suplex attempt is flipped out of by Edwards.
Aries with the hot tag. Aries dropkicks the knees of MVP to send him outside. Forearms landing on King. King cornered and Lashley steps in to cheap shot Aries. Lashley sends him into the corner and Aries ducks out to land a running dropkick on King. Crossbody attempt is caught by Lashley and he lands a running powerslam. MVP tags in and looks for the Knockout Kick, but Aries connects with a discus forearm. Aries looking for a Brainbuster, but King breaks it. King gets a discus forearm and a Brainbuster.
Richards inside and lands a double-foot stomp from the top on King. Spear from Lashley catches Richards. Knockout Kick from MVP lands as Lashley holds Richards.
Winners by pinfall: MVP, Kenny King, & Bobby Lashley
Bram is ready to let his actions do the talking. Words aren't getting to Magnus, so Bram wants him to join him tonight to watch his match and see the violence.
Ethan Carter III and TNA President Dixie Carter meet backstage. EC3 informs Carter that the attack on Bully Ray failed and Rockstar Spud was put through a table. Carter says she has business with MVP and she wants EC3 to join her as they talk business.
Match Two: Tigre Uno vs. Bram (w/Magnus)
Tigre Uno ducking the attacks of Bram and lands a dropkick. Uno goes for a headscissors takeover, only to be powerbombed down. Bram stomping and keeping Uno down. Back elbow drops Uno and Bram driving the head of Uno into the mat. Knees to the midsection land for Bram. Bram choking Uno into the air and Uno fights out. Uno runs into a clothesline and Bram with a DDT.
Winner by pinfall: Bram
Post-match, Bram brings in a turnbuckle. Magnus asks Bram what's wrong with him. Magnus says Tigre Uno is half his size. Bram tells Magnus that the old him would have ripped his mask off and beat him down. Magnus tells Bram he needs to prove himself against a tougher opponent and tells him he will be headed for a showdown with Willow.
Mr. Anderson met in the locker room by Gunner. Gunner wonders why Anderson is shooting him a dirty glare. Anderson asks if Gunner is crazy for trying to help Samuel Shaw. Gunner says Shaw may just need someone to talk to. The two quarrel over it before agreeing to have one another's back tonight.
Brittany meets with Madison Rayne. Brittany asks Rayne to tag with her tonight against The Beautiful People. Rayne tells Brittany that she isn't ready to have matches with them yet and wants Brittany to find a different way of getting back at them. Brittany promises to not have the match tonight.
Match Three: The BroMans (w/DJ Z) vs. Gunner & Mr. Anderson
The BroMans attack as DJ Z distracts Gunner and Mr. Anderson. Jessie Godderz working Gunner in the corner. Gunenr explodes out with a clothesline, but Godderz doesn't allow the tag as Robbie E stops Gunner with an elbow. Gunner fighting out of the corner and eats a dropkick. Running knees from The BroMans connect in the corner.
Robbie E inside and kicking Gunner down. Back elbow on Gunner as he comes off the ropes for a nearfall. Robbie E on the second rope and misses a splash. Gunner looks for the tag and Anderson knocked off the apron by Godderz. Robbie E taunting Gunner and Gunner answers with a fallaway slam.
Anderson brought in and landing a shot on Godderz. Clothesline on Robbie E is followed by a spinning neckbreaker. Robbie E hoisted up and Godderz saves him. Double-team sending Anderson off the ropes, where Gunner makes a blind tag. Anderson sends Godderz out and lands a Mic Check on Robbie E. Diving headbutt from the top lands for Gunner.
Winners by pinfall: Gunner & Mr. Anderson
Post-match, The Menagerie come down to the ring and toy with The BroMans and DJ Z. Robbie E and Jessie Godderz escape as The Freak presses DJ Z up and drops him.
The Carters making their way out next.
Brittany asks Gail Kim if she will tag with her tonight against The Beautiful People. Gail Kim accepts and there will be a match tonight.
TNA President Dixie Carter and Ethan Carter III make their way to the ring. Carter asks for MVP to join her to finish the business they discussed last week.
MVP makes his way out with Bobby Lashley and Kenny King flanking him. The two trade some barbs and recall how Bully Ray interrupted them last week. Carter says they were just getting started last week and Carter says MVP needs her. MVP says him and his faction have the power and respect in addition to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship shot. Carter states that she could go back to Nashville and go home or fly to Dallas to meet with the TNA Board of Directors. MVP tells Carter he has money at his disposal and tells Carter that he is willing to see who blinks first.
TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young and Bully Ray interrupt the meeting. Young says Bully and himself want to put everyone in the ring through a table. MVP knows Young isn't as crazy as he says and respects his heart, but he doesn't think Young has enough heart to beat him. MVP tells Young he will send him back to fishing at Slammiversary.
Bully Ray holds Young back and tells him there is a time and place for everything. MVP focuses on Bully, questioning his toughness and dubbing him a loudmouth New Yorker. Young now having to hold Bully back. MVP says the time and place for the two is now and books them in a match together tonight with EC3 as a special referee. Bully refuses and MVP tells him he will be fired. Bully challenges MVP and MVP asks if Bully is challenging him to pull his card.
Carter cuts in and asks if Bully is quitting. Carter tells Bully that he has the means to walk away because she has overpaid him for years. Carter takes a shot at Young and questions the pride of the two. Bully tells Carter that he is wanted in TNA and wants to give every wrestling fan what they want by making good on his promise to put all five people in the ring through a table.
The Beautiful People backstage. They are ready to take on Gail Kim and Brittany tonight.
Video package shows the road to recovery for Kurt Angle.
Match Four: The Beautiful People vs. Gail Kim & Brittany
Brittany starts off with Angelina Love. Love with a kick to the midsection and a forearm. Love with a shoulder bump and tries a backdrop, only to be kicked by Brittany. Forearms and a dropkick from Brittany. Running side kick lands and Brittany celebrating too early as Love sweeps her to the mat.
Velvet Sky in now and working Brittany in the corner. The Beautiful People keeping Brittany isolated. Running dropkick from Sky gets a nearfall. Brittany slides under the legs of Sky and sweeps them for a jackknife cover that nearly gets the win.
Sky sent into the corner and Brittany with a handspring elbow. Brittany celebrating again as Gail Kim asks for a tag. Sky knocks her down and brings in Love again to isolate Brittany on their side of the ring. Brittany tied between the top and second rope and Love with a running dropkick to the back for a nearfall.
Sky in with a double sledge from the top. Brittany counters with a Russian Legsweep and both women down. Gail Kim gets the tag and unloads with forearms and clotheslines. Gail Kim floats over in the corner to land a dropkick. Gail Kim looking for a splash in the corner and Sky moves. Gail Kim catches herself and hits a crossbody that nearly steals the win.
Gail Kim looking to go up top and Brittany tags herself in. Despite the objection of her partner, Brittany steps in and fails on a springboard handspring moonsault. Love steps in to hit the Botox Injection as the referee keeps Gail Kim on the apron.
Winners by pinfall: The Beautiful People
Bully Ray and Eric Young backstage. The two agree to give it their best tonight and shake hands.
Brittany still in the ring as we return. Brittany asks Madison Rayne to join her as she needs to talk to her. Brittany wants to know why Rayne refused her tonight. Rayne says this is getting too weird for her. Rayne says her issues with The Beautiful People are personal and she doesn't want to get Brittany involved in that. Brittany takes full responsibility and tells Rayne that she wants to be with her.
Rayne wants Brittany to keep her distance and Brittany throws a tantrum, asking why she got rejected. The Beautiful People make their way out to taunt Brittany and tells her that Rayne was made that way by them. Rayne ends the trash talk by reminding Love that she will take back the belt next week in her title rematch.
Backstage, Ethan Carter III preparing for his refereeing duties. MVP, Bobby Lashley, and Kenny King meet him. MVP says that there's no reason EC3 can't work with them and EC3 wants nothing to do with the issues between MVP and his aunt. The group circles EC3 and tell him that they think he'll do a good job out there and they have his back.
Prior to the match, Kenny King is introduced as the special guest ring announcer. In addition to taking shots at Bully Ray and Eric Young in his introductions, MVP is appointed special guest timekeeper and Bobby Lashley is appointed special guest enforcer.
Match Five: Eric Young vs. Bully Ray
Slow starting out between the two friends. Bully Ray with an arm drag and hip toss to start off. Bodyslam connects for Bully on Eric Young. Young with a series of arm drags of his own and a dropkick that sends Bully outside, where MVP and his gang take liberties as Young chases them off. Young keeping things fair as we break.
We return with Bully in control. Shoulder blocks landing and Young sent outside. MVP and his crew circle until Bully gets in their faces and brings the match back inside. Young and Bully trading shots inside. Bully getting the upper hand and looks for the bionic elbow, but referee Ethan Carter III steps in. Bully lays him out with a big boot and MVP and his stable being to jump Bully and Young.
Post-match, MVP, Kenny King, and Bobby Lashley working the triple team on TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young and Bully Ray. Samoa Joe returns and hits the ring to clean house. King left behind and he gets hit with a Muscle Buster. The show closes with Samoa Joe staring down the TNA Director of Wrestling Operations and a preview of next week.
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