September 2, 2015
Jeff Jarrett cut a promo declaring a hostile takeover of TNA. Chris Mordetzky put down the TNA roster and issued an open challenge, which was answered by Lashley. Nice little follow-up from last week. I'm not too excited about this supposed hostile takeover of the company (again) but the bright side is that we're seeing a lot of fresh matches, which is always a positive in my book.
Lashley beat Chris Mordetzsky by DQ when the GFW roster interfered. The Wolves came out but were outnumbered by GFW. Nice mix of power and agility. Both guys were evenly matched and put on a good performance; I just wish there was a clean finish because I was digging it for the most part.
Trevor Lee and Brian Myers defeated the Wolves to win the Tag Team Titles. The GFW guys cashed in the Feast or Fired briefcase that belonged to Magnus. Good grief, this repeated interference is gonna get old. So far this invasion angle is just like all the others with the initial chaos, gangland beatdowns, highway robbery, etc. No doubt TNA is poised for a huge comeback in the end.
Bobby Roode defeated PJ Black to win the King of the Mountain Title. Sonjay Dutt tried to interfere but Drew Galloway took him out. Yay for TNA, plus Roode is a champion again so that makes me glad. But damn, they didn't let it sink before it segued to Dixie and Jeff.
Jeff Jarrett and Dixie Carter cut a promo talking about their history. Dixie proposed a "winner takes all" match for control of TNA. Drew Galloway, Lashley and the Wolves stood by Dixie on the stage as they stared down Jeff and GFW. Finally, Dixie and Jeff let it all out in one aggressive promo. TNA has a killer team while GFW is more unified.
Bram defeated Kenny King in an Open Fight Night challenge. So, Bram strangled his girlfriend and killed Kenny in the same week? He really is the Human Hate Machine (just kidding). I liked Kenny's promo before the match about having an identity crisis and wanting to reinvent himself. His time is coming, at least I hope.
Velvet Sky and Taryn Terrell talked trash before the Dollhouse attacked Velvet. Angelina Love and Madison Rayne came out for the save and reformed the Beautiful People with Velvet. I don't know, I am somewhat intrigued by this edgy, badass version of the Beautiful People, but I also feel indifferent about this feud. I guess from a fantasy standpoint it could be fun for a while because they have similar attitudes.
EC3 defeated Matt Hardy to retain the TNA World Title. As a result, Jeff Hardy is EC3's bitch.. sorry, "personal assistant." Good competitive match. Matt was very impressive here, but once again EC3 stands tall and now acquires Jeff's services. I can only imagine the hilarity of watching Jeff being forced to praise EC3 and follow his orders.
Overall, this was a good show. Nice balance of promos and matches along with two title changes, a Beautiful People reunion, and an intense Dixie/Jarrett segment. The "winner takes all" Lethal Lockdown match should be interesting, although it seems TNA is just giving away all these matches for free when they should be building to Bound For Glory.