After being away last week when I went to Gatlinburg to get married, this is Ed Boston back with you again this week for our Live Impact Viewing Party.
The show starts off with a video of TNA's Champion's Showcase preview.
Kurt Angle is in the ring and says that all the matches will have championship ramifications. Angle, after going over all of the matches for the night, calls out Willow.
Angle says he understands what Willow is all about. Dixie Carter took him to the dark side. But Angle says he needs the most competitive match possible, and that means Jeff Hardy. Willow shakes Angle's hand and we don't really get an answer.
The Wolves are heading to the ring to face Bram and Magnus.
Bram and Magnus vs The Wolves
Magnus and Davey Richards start things off. Richards goes right after both Magnus and Bram and then tags in Edwards and The Wolves then double team both of their opponents.
Quickly, after turning things around, the challengers ruthlessly (Taz's words) go at the champions. Even when Richards tries to turn things around, the challengers cut the ring in half and keep Richards from tagging his partner.
Finally, Edwards gets tagged in and he takes control. A top rope hurricanrona from Edwards on Bram gets a near fall on Bram. Shortly afterwards, The Wolves howl and fly through the ropes into the challengers. Bram is then pinned with a sunset flip. Bram goes off on the champions until Magnus pulls him from the ring.
Winner of the match: The Wolves
When we return, Roode is in the ring. He asks the crowd if there's ever been anything in their life that they would do anything to get it. That's how he felt while sitting at home suspended. Roode gives MVP to the count of 10 to meet him in the ring.
MVP beats the 10 count, but comes on stage in a wheelchair. MVP whines about Roode further injuring MVP's knee, but Roode heads up the ramp to "kick MVP's ass". Kenny King tries to attack Roode from behind but Roode ducks out of the way and then knocks King into next week.
Roode then pushes MVP and his wheelchair down the ramp and dumps him to the floor. Bobby Lashley then takes out Roode and Lashley and MVP (who miraculously is now standing on his own)beat down Roode. Eric Young makes the save until Lashley nails him with a spear.
James Storm in the back talking to Sanada about the pressure he's under to please his mentor.
Austin Aries vs Sanada for the X Division Championship
The announce team continue to discuss the ongoing talks from Storm to Sanada about the pressure he has to keep his title with Destination X just over the horizon.
Aries gets numerous near falls on Sanada. After a short Sanada come back, Aries flies from the top turnbuckle to the floor with a double ax handle to the champ to keep his momentum up.
Sanada then goes on the offensive with several high impact moves. Excellent technical wrestling from both competitors with neither person keeping the advantage for long.
Aries gives a brainbuster and Sanada barely kicks out. Then Aries hits the 450 splash for the win.
Winner of the match and new X Division Champion: Austin Aries
Back from the break, Bully Ray goes off when ask what he thinks of Rhino. Then we cut to Rhino and EC3 talking.
Bully is heading to the ring, and says that Bam Bam Bigelow (God rest his soul) gave him advice about friends in the ring. Bully thought that Rhino was one of his friends and calls out Rhino to explain what happened last week.
Rhino comes to the ring with EC3 and Rockstar Spud.
Bully asks Rhino -- WHY would you do that to me.
Rhino says shut your mouth and I will give you answers.
Rhino says that when he was sitting home watching the Hall of Fame thing and realized that Bully was a con artist.
Bully and Rhino go back and forth with Bully telling Rhino that Rhino is the reason Rhino got fired from WWE and TNA. EC3 interrupts and says he's paying Rhino and will continue to pay Rhino. Bully goes after Carter, but Rhino gores Bully.
It's a 3 on 1 against bully until Tommy Dreamer comes to make the save with a kendo stick.
Brittany cheap shots Madison Rayne as Madison makes her way to the ring. It's Brittany and both BP's on Madison until Gail comes out and makes the save and then we get all 4 competitors finally get in the ring.
Brittany continues to work over Madison as the match goes on, and she also teams up with Angelina to dominate Madison. Gail could lose her newly won title and not even be in the ring.
After doing Angelina's "dirty work" Brittany realizes that the BP member is pulling one over on her and breaks up a pin from Angelina on Madison.
Gail finally makes her way back into the ring and after several finishers, Gail hits Angelina with Eat the Feet for the win to retain her title.
Winner of the match: Gail Kim
It time for the 20 man Battle Royal. I'll try to keep up with the eliminations as they happen.
Before we start, there's a promo from Austin Aries and then the announcement that Destination X is live on July 31st.
The winner of the Battle Royal faces Bobby Lashley next week for the TNA Heavyweight Championship. There a Lashley promo and then the competitors start coming to the ring.
and we go to break.......
When we return nearly all competitors are in the ring.
Out next is......
Jeff Hardy's music hits and it's The Charismatic Eni
Crazy Steve is out first.
Jessie from The Bro Mans
Abyss comes out and brawls to the back against Bram.
and we go to the final break.
Line of the night from Taz describing Bully Ray giving Rockstar Spud a crotch clutch. "That's a 5 on 2".
It's EY vs Jeff Hardy in the final two.
Hardy drop kicks EY from the top rope off the apron for the win.
Winner of the 20 man Battle Royal and the new #1 contender is Jeff Hardy
JB interviews Hardy who addresses his "creatures".
Lashley comes to the ring and we have a major stare down.
Next up is our recap.
The Wolves defeated Bram and Magnus to retain the Tag Team Titles.
Austin Aries wins over Sanada to become the new X-Division Champion.
Gail Kim retains her Knockouts Title with a win over Brittany, Madison Rayne and Angelina Love in a 4-way match.
Jeff Hardy (back from the Willow persona as requested by Kurt Angle) wins the 20 man Battle Royal to become the #1 contender to the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Lashley. They will meet up next week.
And earlier in the show, Rhino explains himself on why he sold out. EC3 paid him big bucks and Rhino says that Bully is a con artist.
Very good night of action on tonight's Champion's Showcase.
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