Impact started with TNA World Heavyweight Champion James Storm, who came to the ring. Storm had a new theme song and TitanTron video. Storm talked about how he has fought to be champion for fifteen years after deciding to become a wrestler when he watched Wrestlemania III with his late father. Storm said he would not be here without the fans and then he called Fortune to come out to the ring.
Storm thanked all four of them, particularly Roode and said that they are the reason that the company is beginning to turn around.
Samoa Joe came down to the ring and told Storm that he might just turn into another Bischoff and hand out opportunities to his close friends. Joe called out Roode for his failure to win the title at Bound For Glory. Storm told Joe that his window of opportunity had closed a while ago and that Joe has done nothing to earn a title shot.
Sting came to the stage and made Bobby Roode versus Samoa Joe tonight and the winner gets a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship when Impact comes to Macon, Georgia next week.
Match Number One: Rob Van Dam defeated Christopher Daniels by Disqualification. AJ Styles was on commentary for the match. They went to the floor and Daniels hit Van Dam with a toolbox causing the disqualification. Daniels took a screwdriver out of the toolbox and Styles left the announce table and ran to the ring to chase Daniels away and Daniels ran to the back.
Gail Kim, Madison Rayne, Karen Jarrett, and Traci Brooks came to the ring. Gail talked about how she left "the other company" and is better than everyone else and praised herself for giving Velvet Sky a concussion last week. As a gift to Gail for returning, Karen Jarrett gave Gail Kim a title match against TNA Knockouts Champion Velvet Sky at Turning Point.
Match Number Two: Gail Kim defeated Tara via Eat Defeat.
Match Number Three: TNA Television Champion Eric Young defeated Robbie E in a non title match with a Crucifix pin.
After the match, Robbie E and Rob Terry attacked Young. Young grabbed a mic and said that he is not the brightest when it comes to decision making, but in Macon, Georgia, Robbie E and Rob Terry should watch out because Ronnie from Jersey Shore will be at Eric Young's side.
Eric Bischoff came to the ring and called out his son Garrett. Eric told Garrett about how many more opportunities Garrett received from coming up in the wrestling business that most wrestlers do not get. Bischoff brought up how Garrett was backstage with him in AWA. Eric told Garrett to apologize to him by the end of the night. Garrett tried to get a word in, but Eric did not want to be interrupted and called Garrett a punk and a prick.
Ric Flair was backstage with Garrett talking to him about how he should apologize to his father.
Jeff Jarrett came to the ring and ranted about Jeff Hardy again. Jarrett said that what the video package didn't show (one was not played for the live crowd) was what happened at Victory Road 2011, saying that most people may not remember including Jeff himself. Jarrett referenced Hardy no showing back at Turning Point 2004 before Hardy came to the ring. Both men had to be separated by security. Bully Ray came to the ring and attacked Hardy and this led to an impromptu match.
Match Number Four: Jeff Hardy defeated Bully Ray with a Swanton Bomb.
After the match, Hardy went to the ramp to be interviewed by Christy Hemme. Hardy welcomed the fans back into his life. Jarrett ran in from the crowd and attacked Hardy. Ray told Jarrett to put Hardy in the ring. Jarrett grabbed a table and they tried to super powerbomb Hardy from the turnbuckles through the table until Ken Anderson's music hit and Anderson ran out for the save.
Match Number Five: Bobby Roode defeated Samoa Joe in a Number One Contender's Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship with the Payoff. After the match, Storm came to the stage and stared at Roode.
Roode also had a new theme and TitanTron video.
Eric Bischoff came to the ring and called out Garrett once more and asked for an apology. Garrett came out and refused to apologize. Ric Flair came to the ring and got in Garrett's face asking him what he thinks he is doing and told Garrett to apologize. Garrett shoved Flair, and then Flair attacked Garrett. Eric gave Garrett a low blow and then Eric and Flair attacked Garrett and threw him out of the ring. After the attack, Flair and Eric hugged.
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