TNA Impact Results: MEM's Bombshell New Member, #1 Contender Knockout Ladder Match, Sabin Cashes-In
Gail sends Taryn face-first into the ladder and begins to scale it but Gail pulls her off. Gail goes for the figure-4 on the ring post but Taryn kicks her in the face. Back from a commercial as Taryn and Gail trade shots at the top of the ladder. They both take a tumble and hit the top rope. Taryn sends Gail under the ladder and then shoves it in her face. Taryn finds another ladder from under the ring. She makes a scaffold with the one Gail is setting up in the ring and the ropes. Taryn places Gail on the horizontal and goes up top but Gail rolls off. Gail applies the figure-4 to Taryn around the ladder. Taryn writhes in pain as Gail scales the ladder.
Taryn meets Gail up top and chokes her out with Gail's feet dangling in the air. Taryn drops Gail but she legitimately can't reach the contract. ODB holds the ladder for her but still no good. Gail gets up and Taryn hits a crossbody off the ladder and then goes down with knee pain. Taryn and Gail climb on the horizontal ladder and Taryn goes for a bulldog. Gail slides through and Taryn bulldogs the air and hits the canvas. Taryn chokes Gail by the ropes but Gail ties her hair around the rope and climbs the ladder the retrieve the contract. Great match!
- Sting and Angle are seated in the back as the camera peeks in their room. They talk about picking the right 5th member of MEM. Sting's phone rings and he leaves the room. Angle breathes a sigh of relief that the 5th member finally called.
Back from a break and Sting comes back in the room and says, "Yes, yes, yes, yes and yes. Perfect." He hangs up the phone. He tells Angle that "he" will be here in a few minutes.
- AJ Styles is introduced first for the Gauntlet Match followed by Magnus.
Magnus and AJ lock up and go back and forth to some boring chants. Yes, that match will be hard to follow The clock counts down and Kazarian is out next. OK, so this is an over-the-top-elimination match; basically a mini Royal Rumble and eventual battle royale. This is technically not a gauntlet match. Samoa Joe joins them next and starts to speed things against Kaz. Magnus takes care of AJ in the corner. AJ eliminates Kaz. Joe goes crazy with shots to AJ as we go to commercial.
Mr. Anderson came out during the break and Bobby Roode comes out as we return. The match goes to pin or submission when it gets down to the last 2. Joe clotheslines Anderson over the top and he falls out himself also. It's down to Roode and Magnus. Roode hits a spinebuster for 2 and cranks back on his head on the canvas. Magnus counters out and puts Roode in the Texas Cloverleaf. Roode reaches the ropes to break the hold. Magnus comes off the top with an elbow but Roode moves. Quick paced back and forth; Roode rolls Magnus up, Magnus rolls through with his powerful legs and pins Roode.
Winner of 25 points by pin: Magnus
- TNA General Manager Hulk Hogan makes his entrance to the ring to a nice ovation. Say what you will but this guy can still draw; just by standing in the ring, he doesn't have to wrestle. By the way, Hogan has on a leopard do-rag. Leopard. He calls Chris Sabin out who cuts a promo about his dream of wrestling and watching Hulk as a kid. Sabin says he wants the World Title and Hogan applauds with pride. Sabin hands over his belt as Bully's music interrupts.
Bully comes to the ring and tells Hogan to tell his daughter that they have unfinished business. He switches to Sabin and tells him he must be delusional and warns him not to hand his belt over. Sabin says he was the one who pinned Bully in Team 3D's retirement match and he was the only one to ever kick out of Team 3D's finisher. Sabin says he will beat Bully and ask if he knows who Sabin is. Bully warns him not to do it but Sabin defiantly hands the title to Hulk. Bully says Sabin just signed his death warrant and says he will have to fight his whole family.
Aces & 8's begins to file in. MEM's music hits and they come to the stage. Sting says Sabin will face Bully one-on-one. He introduces their heavy hitter: Rampage Jackson. Jackson comes out on the stage to join his partners and the Main Event Mafia raise each others' arms as we go off the air.
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