July 22, 2015
Dixie Carter announced Jeff Jarrett as the newest inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame. Well deserved for the founder of TNA Wrestling. #ThankYouJeff
Bram defeated Magnus in a street fight. James Storm attacked Magnus after the match and warned him that things are about to get worse. Okay brawl. I'm disappointed that Magnus got so much offense and Bram had to resort to a low blow to win the match.
Eli Drake cut a promo about being held down and using the Rising as a stepping stone to get ahead. Drew Galloway interrupted and brawled with Eli Drake before Drake bailed out of the ring. Great segment. Drake is a hell of a talker and already acts like a superstar in the making. I'm really looking forward to seeing both guys let loose in this feud.
Taryn Terrell threw a temper tantrum about losing the Knockouts Title. As Brooke distracted Taryn at ringside, Gail Kim appeared in the cage and beat up Jade and Marti. Hmm, Taryn was like the female equivalent of Bobby Roode when he lost his title in 2012. Gail's new persona seems cool. You don't see many "ninja warriors" in wrestling, so it's a bit of a fresh contrast to the Dollhouse and their antics.
There was a replay of the King of the Mountain match from Slammiversary. Again, this was likely due to the Hernandez situation.
Tigre Uno did a Spanish interview in response to Donald's Trump's comments about Mexico. Tigre put over the hard-working Mexican people and invited Trump to come to IMPACT Wrestling. Well, at least now we know that Tigre is a proud Mexican. I hate politics in wrestling, so I won't go there.
James Storm introduced Serena as the newest pledge to the Revolution. Serena talked about her history with Mickie James before Storm hyped the mixed tag match. Eh, it was a decent promo. Serena is a good choice, and I like that the announcers mentioned her friendship with Mickie dating back to OVW. The mixed tag match has some nice buildup.
Eric Young defeated Rockstar Spud in a chain match. Fun match, but nothing special. "The Bearded Terror" is great at what he does. By the way, Josh Mathews needs to shut up about these stupid worldwide trends. D.I.L.L.I.G.A.F.
Matt Hardy defeated Bobby Roode in a tables match to become the #1 contender to the World Title. Okay match, although the tables stipulation wasn't really a big deal. They've been building this program between Matt and EC3 for a while, so it only makes sense that Matt is the new #1 contender. That should be a good match, though.
Overall, this was a lame show. I've already seen the KOTM match at Slammiversary, and the other three matches were nothing special. I did enjoy the HOF video, the Eli Drake promo and the Knockouts segment. Otherwise, it was a pretty forgettable show.