The following are TNA Impact Wrestling tapings results from the Manhattan Center in New York City, airing Thursday, July 31st. Thanks to Tom for the live report:
– Kurt Angle cuts a promo from the balcony and puts over TNA’s six-sided ring and the company in general.
– Team Dixie comes out to huge heat. Ezekiel Jackson and Snitsky are wearing the Dixieland t-shirt. Rockstar Spud and Rhino are also there with Dixie Carter. Ethan Carter III cuts a promo and challenges Tommy Dreamer, Devon and Bully Ray to one final battle. Dixie also called out Bully for later tonight.
– The Hardys vs. The Wolves for the TNA Tag Team Titles is up next. Both teams come out to big pops. The Wolves retain after hitting a powerbomb backstabber combo on Matt Hardy. This was said to be an excellent match and the best one for TNA in a long time.
– DJ Zema Ion vs. Manik vs. Low Ki is next. The winner will qualify for an X Division Title match. This is the first of 3 three-ways. Low Ki wins after a Ki Krusher on Manik. Great match.
– James Storm comes out and cuts a promo on Sanada and talks about how they are friends now.
– The next three-way is Sanada vs. Brian Cage vs. Crazzy Steve, who came out with The Menagerie. Sanada qualifies after getting the pin on Steve.
– Tommy Dreamer, Bully Ray and Devon come out to a huge pop. They cut promos and respond to Ethan’s challenge from earlier. Team Dixie comes out on the entrance way and interrupts. An eight-man Extreme Weapons Tag Match is announced for “next week.” Apparently it will be EC3, Rhino, Ezekiel and Snitsky vs. Dreamer, Bully, Devon and a partner.
– Samoa Joe vs. Homicide vs. Tigre Uno is the final three-way. Joe comes out to a big pop as does Homicide. Joe destroyed Tigre and got the pin on Homicide after a Musclebuster. Homicide and Joe followed ROH’s Code of Honor after the match. The vacant X Division Title match will be Joe vs. Low Ki vs. Sanada.
– Austin Aries vs. Bobby Lashley for the World Heavyweight Title is next and is the main event. Aries gets the title shot after giving up his X Division Title “last week.” Lashley retains with a spear after blocking Aries’ finisher.
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