October 4, 2015
Charlotte, North Carolina
EC3 came to the ring and complained that there was a conspiracy against him. He vowed to win the 3-Way Match tonight. Nothing much to this.
Tyrus won the Bound for Gold Gauntlet Match, pinning Mr. Anderson in the end. The match also featured Aiden O'Shea, Robbie E, Jessie Godderz, Abyss, Chris Melendez, Mahabali Shera, Eli Drake, Tommy Dreamer, Al Snow and The Pope. The Pope entered himself in the match at one point but eliminated himself. There were good moments and eye-rolling moments. The point when everyone was dancing to the Shera Shuffle was stupid. After the match, EC3 came out and congratulated Tyrus thinking they would go for the tag titles. Tyrus said he was coming for the World Heavyweight Title.
The Wolves defeated Brian Myers and Trevor Lee to retain the World Tag Team Titles. This was a fun tag team match. Solid tag team match.
Bobby Roode defeated Lashley to retain the King of the Mountain Title. Great match. Some very good technical wrestling and reversals. It told a good story tying in submissions and their signatures. One of my favorite matches of the night.
Gail Kim defeated Awesome Kong to retain the Knockouts Title. At one point, Earl Hebner was distracted by Robert Irvine and Kong slammed Gail into a pile of chairs. Okay match but these two have had much better encounters in the past.
Kurt Angle defeated Eric Young in a No Disqualification Match. Before the match, Eric Young warned Angle to back out. Angle revealed it was changed to a No DQ Match. At one point, EY hit a Piledriver forcing medics to attend to Kurt. Kurt eventually forced Eric to tap to the Ankle Lock. Different kind of match for Angle.
Matt Hardy defeated Drew Galloway and EC3 to win the World Heavyweight Title. Towards the end, EC3 was trying to get disqualified and slapped Jeff. After an exchange of moves, Matt pinned Drew following the Twist of Fate for the win. After the match, Matt celebrated with his family. EC3 was shown backstage screaming at Dixie Carter and then shoving John Gaburick (TNA Executive) over a table. I understand giving Matt this moment in his home state but I don't think he is the best candidate for World Champion. At least EC3 has a case against his Aunt Dixie for screwing him over. He didn't get pinned here.