EC3 also requested a World Title shot but he got interrupted by Mike Bennett who stated that he was the last man to beat Galloway. Dixie Carter came out and announced that a new #1 contender would be determined in a Gauntlet Battle Royal. Good action-packed opener that set the stage for the new World Title scene. Galloway has a series of challengers for his title. I think the eventual destination should be Galloway vs EC3 at Bound for Glory.
* Beer Money defeated The Bromans to retain the Tag Team Titles. The match was sloppy at times. While Bromans are another team and could be a great addition, I don't like TNA creative going back to past concepts to freshen storylines and characters up. They did this with Dirty Heels, Beautiful People, Beer Money and now Bromans.
* Eddie Edwards defeated Crazzy Steve in a No DQ Match following a rollup. There was a lot of interference from Rosemary. This thing didn't get too hardcore. Not a very memorable match even though I love the Decay act.
* Backstage, Lashley was face to face with Dixie. She told him his actions recently were deplorable and he made tons of enemies. She told him he was going to get what he wanted. He said none of the guys were ready for him.
* Gail Kim was scheduled to wrestle Maria but Maria took the mic beforehand. She announced that she went to management and they have granted her request. She called out the Dollhouse, who obliged. Maria told them they need to stop being Dolls and start being women. She told them that she would be giving her Knockouts Title shot to the winner of a 3-Way between the members of the Dollhouse. An interesting development in the Maria/Gail feud. It makes sense for her to continue to dodge Gail while causing friction among other members of the Knockouts roster.
* Jade defeated Marti Bell and Rebel in a 3-Way Match after pinning Marti. This was the implosion of the Dollhouse here. They were getting stale and a shakeup was needed in the Knockouts Division. Maria was good on commentary and called Jade her protege. Will Jade be the next Knockouts Champion under the tutelage of Maria?
* Drew Galloway came to the ring and grabbed a mic. He said there has been too much talking tonight so he would leave the ring and let the main event get going. Lashley came out and got into Drew's face. Lashley revealed that he was in the Gauntlet tonight and then would take the title. He kept taking jabs at Pope after what he did. Drew and Lashley were about to go at it but EC3 made his entrance as the second entrant in the Gauntlet. If Drew was tired of the talking, why would he come out before the main event and bitch about it? I like that they are setting the stage for a Galloway vs Lashley match down the line as well as a possible Lashley vs Pope match.
* Jeff Hardy won a Gauntlet Battle Royal to earn a World Title shot by last eliminating Matt Hardy. During the match, The Pope entered the ring and eliminated Lashley leading to both brawling to the back. EC3 eliminated Mike Bennett, who held onto his arm leading to EC3 getting eliminated. Chaotic main event that clarified the World Title scene a little more. TNA did a good job threading everything together into this match. Galloway vs Jeff Hardy should be a fun championship match next week.