TNA Impact Wrestling was taped in Manchester, England. The show is scheduled to air on February 13th. Here’s what happened:
Austin Aries defeated Kazarian in a match taped for Xplosion.
Team Dixie (Dixie Carter, Magnus, Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud) kick off Impact, with huge heat. Even Magnus received a chorus of views from his native fans. Magnus waxed lyrical about Dixie, until MVP interrupts to a good ovation. Speaking from the stage MVP says Dixie has “excess miles, wear and tear” on her. Gunner and Samoa Joe appear, Gunner says he will be cashing in his World Title briefcase in one week. MVP rips Ethan Carter and calls him C3PO, which gets a huge reaction. MVP makes Gunner vs. Ethan in a Ladder Match with Gunner’s World Title briefcase and Ethan’s Tag Title briefcase on the line and that is next.
The crew quickly hangs both briefcases from the chain and brings out ladders. James Storm and Magnus end up getting involved. MVP comes out and makes it Gunner and Storm vs. Magnus and Ethan in a Ladder Match with both briefcases on the line. Gunner and Storm get the win when Gunner climbs up and gets the briefcases. Apparently even though it was a tag match, only Gunner or Ethan could be the winners. There was once again tension between Ethan and Magnus.
The Wolves and Samoa Joe defeated Zema Ion and The BroMans.
Bully Ray vs. Mr. Anderson in a Casket Match is announced for later.
Abyss comes out but he’s not wearing his mask, so it’s like Joseph Park in Abyss attire. He cuts a promo and says Abyss is back before calling out Eric Young. They have words but Abyss takes off the hoodie and apparently has a soft side now. It looks like Abyss and Young are back on good terms.
MVP squashes Rockstar Spud.
Chris Sabin vs. Velvet Sky is up next. The match doesn’t happen as German women’s wrestler Alpha Female debuts and takes out Velvet. Alpha is Sabin’s new bodyguard.
Mr. Anderson vs. Bully Ray in a Casket Match is next. Bully gets instant heat by wearing a Liverpool shirt out. This was as a really good brawl with chairs and tables used, but a screwy finish. Anderson ended up getting the win by hitting a Mic Check into the coffin.
Gail Kim defeated Madison Rayne in a Street Fight.