Raven then says that tonight EC3 & a tag team of his choice will meet James Storm and The Decay, and that Lashley and a tag team of his choice will take on his potential opponent on Sunday Tyrus along with his partner Aiden O’Shea and Spud.
-Matt Hardy is shown first with only Reby & Spud around him. Hardy is giving Spud a talk and tells him that this was his mission he assigned him in the Matt Hardy Brand for Sunday. He tells Spud that he’s the manager of champions. Spud says he agrees and that “everyone knows EC3 would have went nowhere without him.” Hardy tells Spud that he’s gonna be in the corner of everyone in the Matt Hardy Brand on Sunday and ensure that Matt Hardy wins, and everyone else wins their title matches. Spud then says that “Earl Hebner is a senile old coot and Spud will outsmart that codger all night long.” Hardy sends Spud off to go get the Brand focused.
Reby then asks Matt if he still wants her to go through with this tonight, and he says it may be the only way to make him understand.
-Matt Hardy joins Pope & Josh Matthews at the booth for commentary tonight. Hardy & Pope will get into it back & forth over Tyrus and how Hardy is a 2x champ and Pope never became champ, etc. throughout the broadcast.
MATCH # 1
Andrew Everett, Kaleb Konley & Jade defeat Gail Kim, Braxton Sutter & Mr. M80.
Jade scores the pinfall after Maria interferes.
-Earl Hebner is shown with the other half of referees and says that there will start to be fines when mistakes happen. He says this current match that just happened is going to lead to a fine for missing Maria’s interference.
-Madison Rayne storms in to Raven’s office complaining about Maria’s constant interference. Madison tells Raven she needs to be there for Gail. Madison tells Raven the only way that Gail will get a fair fight against Jade is if someone is there to prevent Maria’s antics. Raven says Madison has a good point and that he will ban Maria. Madison says she can still find a way to return and asks to be handcuffed to Maria at ringside…Raven approves!
-James Storm is shown with Rosemary in an unknown room. He tells her that the plan will be fully executed at Slammiversary when they all become champs. He tells Rosemary that she knows why he brought her here and tonight he needs her to set The Decay free.
-DREW GALLOWAY & MIKE BENNETT CONTRACT SIGNING.
Bennett makes Galloway sign it with a clause on there that he will sign a contract extension if he loses where he is the court jester to all members of the Kingdom Of Miracles to which Drew signs.
At the end, Bennett says that the matches are signed. But, Tyrus is set to take on the champion. Bennett says he may just cash in tonight, leave here the world champion. Lay down and allow Drew to beat him non-title or defeat him and make him his servant and then go on to defend against Tyrus and Galloway has everything to lose but nothing to gain.
-Lashley recruits a team; Lashley confronts Mark Andrews & Zema Ion. Lashley tells Andrews that he enjoyed beating up that little bitch Drew Galloway even more than he did when he beat up Mandrews. Lashley tells those two that tonight he chooses them to be his partners so Galloway’s buddy can find out what it’s like to hang around a world champion.
-The Rosemary & Decay segment on Impact with the mist is done on the screen.
-Eli Drake is shown talking to Jesse Godderz; Godderz brags about Cherry Bomb again; Drake then complains about how he has to defend the KOTM title in the KOTM match, and against his partner and a mystery opponent. Drake says if it weren’t for that dummie The Pope then Drake would be pinning EC3 one on one at Slammiversary and that’s just a fact of life.
-EC3 recruits his good friend Robbie Edgar and his partner Mahabali Shera to be his partners tonight.
- There is a backstage segment where Reby is all alone with Tyrus. Reby is trying to seduce Tyrus while trying to convince him to give the world title to Matt Hardy when he cashes in and wins at Slammiversary.
MATCH # 2
Bram & Tigre Uno defeat Eli Drake & Jesse Godderz; Tigre scores the huge upset pinfall on Drake.
-The Decay gets set free by Rosemary in the ring like it was done on TV
However, as Steve & Abyss leave to walk up the ramp to Storm while Rosemary is in the ring watching, Cherry Bomb comes throughout the crowd and spins Rosemary around and beats her down until she escapes and Cherry gets out of there through the crowd before The Decay gets a hold of her.
MATCH # 3
Tyrus, Aiden O’Shea, Rockstar Spud defeat Lashley, Mark Andrews & Zema Ion. Lashley abandons the X Division team when they try and make a tag, and are left to a 3 on 2 match.
MATCH # 4
EC3, Robbie E & Mahabali Shera vs The Decay & James Storm is a no contest.
The match gets out of hand, and weapons get used which leads to a double DQ.
EC3 gets laid out by Storm with a beer bottle. But Lashley comes out and starts brawling with Storm. While EC3 is down, Bennett comes out with the briefcase and a ref. Bennett gets ready to bash EC3 over the head as he starts to get up when Galloway hops out of the crowd and pulls the briefcase away. Tyrus, Spud, O’Shea, and the rest of the Matt Hardy Brand come out to the ring and begin to brawl.
The remainder of the roster comes out and we get that crazy brawl that we saw at the end of the Lashley vs Galloway Lumberjack match.
Matt Hardy gets up from the commentary booth and sneaks out and goes up the ramp. Right as Matt is about to leave, Jeff Hardy’s music hits. Jeff comes out and beats on Matt and joins the rest of the brawl with the entire roster as the show ends.
Pre-Show: #1 Contenders Match
Allysin Kay defeats Madison Rayne, Raquel & Marti Belle. Kay pins all three other females in the match, last eliminating Madison Rayne.
X DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Eddie Edwards defeats Trevor Lee to become the new X Division champion
Davey Richards comes out on crutches with Eddie Edwards as Spud is in the corner of Trevor Lee. (Spud had vowed to outsmart Earl Hebner in all title matches); Spud tries to interfere but Earl is too smart to it, and eventually Davey breaks a crutch over Spud leaving a fair one on one match.
-We see Spud leaving in an ambulance after the beating with the crutches that Davey gave him eliminating him from being in the corner of the Matt Hardy Brand all night.
Grudge Match: If Gail Kim wins she gets Maria 1 on 1 on Impact
Gail Kim defeats Jade
Ravenz Rulz (Falls Count Anywhere & No DQ): Briefcase vs Personal Servant Match
Drew Galloway defeats Mike Bennett to win back the briefcase
After the match Galloway grabs a mic and celebrates with the crowd. Galloway says he is going to cash this in at Bound For Glory and win the belt on the biggest stage of them all. He says he is going to be a fighting champion and to prepare himself for that, he will defend this briefcase until that day arrives.
Six Sides/Six Teams Tag Team Championship Match
The Decay retain against Mr. M80 & Braxton Sutter; Kaleb Konley & Andrew Everett; Robbie Edgar & Mahabali Shera; Zema Ion & Mark Andrews; The Tribunal
After the match the lights go out, when the lights turn back on The Wolves are staring down The Decay. The stare down lasts a little bit without getting physical. Decay backs away holding up the titles.
Extreme fantasy booking (not using
this but wishful thinking): the lights go out again, when they come back up Killer Elite Squad is in the ring with The Wolves & The Decay to a round of “Holy Shit” chants. KES & Decay begin to brawl before officials break them up.
KOTM Championship match in the KOTM match
Eli Drake, Jesse Godderz, Bram, Tigre Uno, and Aiden O’Shea are all in the ring waiting on the mystery opponent.
Raven gets up from the booth and he says that his original mystery opponent was Davey Richards but Davey isn’t ready yet. He then says it was going to be Spud all along and that he was just playing mind games with the Matt Hardy Brand. Raven then says that he actually doesn’t have a mystery opponent anymore, unless someone on the roster who hasn’t competed or isn’t scheduled to compete wants to wrestle for the KOTM title.
The Pope’s music hits, and Pope stands up from the booth and enters the ring as the mystery opponent.
The Pope wins the KOTM match to become the new KOTM champion.
TNA Knockouts Championship Match
Rosemary defeats Cherry Bomb in a hard fought match that she wins clean
Full Metal Mayhem
Jeff Hardy defeats Big Money Matt Hardy
TNA World Championship match, the winner faces Tyrus immediately afterwards
EC3 defeats James Storm & Bobby Lashley; pinning Storm last. Storm pinned Lashley for the first elimination.
TNA World title match # 2
EC3 defeats Tyrus in about 7 or 8 minutes.
EC3 celebrates in the ring, he hobbles out of the ring and is at the foot of the ramp about to head up towards the dressing room when he gets cracked upside the head with the briefcase by Drew Galloway.
Drew scoots the briefcase in the ring. He drags EC3 upand slides him in between the top and middle ropes and nails the future shock DDT directly on to the briefcase. EC3 is bleeding profusely. Galloway hands the briefcase to Earl Hebner who rings the bell. Galloway covers EC3 for the three count.
New TNA World heavyweight Champion: Drew Galloway!
Here are the changes that I have made so far to TNA Impact Wrestling:
We have an authority figure to explain decisions that are made, that also rarely take time away from wrestling or the active roster.
Consistency with storylines and things we have seen on TV; Example: a friendship between Mandrews & Galloway.
Using the entire roster.
The Earl Hebner angle is a way to eliminate phony shit in wrestling.
Picture-in-Picture promos during matches to get more wrestlers exposure.
More Valets & Managers; pairing some men & women together to get everyone more exposure.
Wrestlers joining the commentary booth for entire shows to help build feuds and character.
Slow build to The Pope returning full time.
Long builds to feuds with big pay offs on big shows without rematches in a good portion.
TV14 in full effect
Take shots at WWE to make Impact seem like the better product when it fits, to channel the spirit of the original ECW and to fight back against the devil themselves.
Making titles more prestigious: You’re seeing more mid-card title matches be the main event.
Elimination Rules in all three or four way matches and more.
Heels that don’t have to cheat (or at least often) they’re simply that good that you hate them more: Lashley, Mike Bennett, Rosemary.