TNA Impact Wrestling Results – 11/17/2016
We see a video of last week when the DCC attacked Eddie Edwards and revealed themselves to be James Storm, Bram, and Eddie Kingston, then Eddie comes out to open the show with an in-ring promo. Eddie comes out and says he knew that being the TNA World Champion would put a target on his back, but he figured people would at least do it to his face. He’s not leaving until he has a fight, and he calls the DCC out. The DCC appears on the screen in their masks and say that they have revealed themselves and their manifesto, and Eddie’s challenge is accepted. The DCC comes out and Kingston comes in first and lays Eddie out, then the other two come in and prepare to lay him out with his own title belt until Jeff Hardy runs in, lays Kingston out with a Twist of Fate, then gets in Storm’s face and asks him what’s going on in his head. Storm stares him down, then they back off as we go to commercial.
We’re back from commercial and go backstage where Eddie Edwards and Brother Nero demand that Aiden O’Shea let them in to see the boss. Aiden lets them in, but tells the cameraman to get lost.
Grand Champion Aron Rex vs Jessie Godderz
This match must be won by pinfall of submission, and Godderz goes right after Rex, not letting up a bit as Rex is completely unable to get any offense in. Rex gouges Jessie’s eyes to break the Adonis Lock attempt, then swoops in and hammers Godderz with a series of forearms before choking him on the middle rope. Rex gets a snapmare and a kneedrop for 2, then he goes to the chinlock. Godderz gets an inside cradle for 2, but Rex pops right up and takes Godderz out with a clothesline and goes back to the chinlock. Rex dumps Godderz out to the floor, then rams him ribs-first into the barricade. Remember, there’s no countouts or disqualifications in this match, and Rex takes full advantage of that by laying Godderz on the apron, pulling the ring apron over his face, and stomping him. Rex pulls Godderz out into the ring and covers for 2, then gets a headscissors…and shifts his weight so he can use the ropes when the referee isn’t looking. Godderz rolls out of the headscissors, but Rex goes back to hammering him with elbows and a headbutt, then it’s back to the chinlock. Godderz finally connects with a series of clotheslines and gives Rex a good, long eye gouge before yanking him down by the hair and finally launching him through the ropes to the floor. Godderz beats him up out there, then rolls him back inside, hammers him with right hands, and connects with a leaping enziguiri for 2. Rex goes for his submission finish, but Godderz slips out, turns Rex over with the Adonis Lock, and forces Rex to tap out.
Winner: Jessie Godderz
Looks like someone just earned himself another shot at the Grand Championship! Great psychology in this one.
Allie is backstage with Sienna and Lora Von Ness, and Allie is upset that Braxton Sutter is texting (and doing other stuff with) Lena. Maria comes in and berates Allie for thinking of teaming with Brandi Rhodes, then tells Allie that she needs her, and Sienna says nobody would be dumb enough to team with Brandi.
We go back to last week when Rosemary beat up both Gail Kim and Jade, then we go backstage where Gail says that she suffered an injury during her match with Maria, and after what Rosemary did to her, she won’t be able to defend the title and is going to have to vacate it.
Brother Nero and Eddie Edwards come out of the Boss’ office, and Aiden O’Shea asks them what happened in there, and Brother Nero said they got what they wanted. O’Shea shrugs as they walk off.
Brandi Rhodes & ??????? vs Sienna & Larissa Von Ness
Maria gets a mic and says she knows someone who might want to team with Brandi, but that’s not going to happen because she’s sending Allie to the back. Allie walks up the ramp and Brandi says she likes Allie, but that’s not her partner, she got a five-time former Knockouts Champion…it’s Madison Rayne. Madison comes out and hugs a very excited-looking Allie before coming to the ring to start the match. Brandi chases Allie around at ringside, then tags Madison in to overwhelm Leah Van Ness before going at it with Sienna. Sienna uses a distraction from Lori to get a cheapshot in on Madison and turn the tide. Madison plays booker-in-peril until she and Lorena take each other out with a double clothesline. Brandi and Sienna tag in, and Brandi dominates Sienna until Lana Van Ness comes in to interfere. Madison takes her out and Brandi hits Sienna with an STO for the win.
Winners: Brandi Rhodes & Madison Rayne
Match was okay, but not really on board with Brandi just coming in and beating Sienna clean the first time out.
We go back to the Hardy Compound where Matt is repeatedly DELETING emails and eating a lollipop. Reby comes in with Maxel and asks what he’s doing, and he says he felt like he was obligated to eat the lollipop since there was so much Halloween candy left over. Reby says they’d have less candy if he hadn’t given green beans to the kids who came by, then says his brother is out there fighting by himself. Matt says he hopes he doesn’t get hurt, but violence is not the answer, and anyway, he’s missing tonight’s ice cream social, which is so disrespectful. He unsubscribes from the Young Bucks newsletter because he doesn’t even like rock music. His note taking guy appears again, but he seems to just be an illusion because Reby comes in and asks who he’s talking to. Matt says nobody, but Reby says she has something that’ll jog his memory.
#1 Contender Match: Bobby Lashley vs Trevor Lee vs Ethan Carter III vs Mike Bennett
All three heels attack EC3 and dump him to the floor, then they take turns rolling each other up until Lashley clotheslines them both out of their boots. Lashley gets a delayed vertical suplex on Bennett, then press slams Lee onto EC3 on the floor as we go to commercial.
We’re back, and everyone is taking turns getting big shots in on each other. Lashley pops EC3 over with a release German suplex, then Bennett and Lee get diving kicks on Lashley and dump him to the floor. Now they turn their attention to EC3 and double team him. Bennett goes out to the floor to ram Lashley into the barricade, then comes back in and shakes hands with Lee, but that gives EC3 enough time to start firing back. Bennett takes EC3 out with a clothesline and makes a cover, but Trevor pulls him off at 2. Their alliance starts to crumble as they argue over who gets to make the cover, but then Bennett sees Lashley getting up, baseball slides him to the floor, then goes out and rams Lashley into the ringpost. EC3 starts firing back on Trevor, but Trevor hits a sweet dropkick and makes a cover, and now Bennett comes in and pulls him off at 2. The uneasy alliance continues with Bennett working EC3 over while Lee goes out to ram Lashley into the post, but then Lee comes in and goes for a cover on EC3 and Bennett pulls him off, leading to a shoving match and then the two of them trading shots and wiping each other out with a double clothesline. EC3 fires up and cleans house on both Bennett and Trevor Lee, then flapjacks Lee on top of Bennett. EC3 goes for a double 1%, but Bennett and Lee shove him off into a spear from Lashley, then Bennett drills Lashley with a big boot and Lee hits a bridging German suplex on Bennett for 2. Bennett superkicks EC3, superkicks Lee, spinebuster to EC3, spinebuster to Lee, then Lashley comes in and hits a BIG spinebuster on Bennett. Lashley goes for a spear on Lee, but Lee CATCHES LASHLEY AND MOONSAULTS INTO A POWERSLAM ON LASHLEY!! WTF??? That should have been the finish, but Bennett breaks it up at 2, lays Bennett out, knocks EC3 to the floor, and wipes both EC3 and Lashley out with a somersault dive. Lee dumps EC3 back into the ring and goes to the top rope, Bennett shoves Lee off the top, EC3 knocks Bennett to the floor, hits Lee with the TK3, and finishes him with the rear naked choke.
Winner: Ethan Carter III
Excellent match, and I liked how they booked this so anyone could have won. Trevor Lee looked like a superstar here.
Back to the Hardy Compound where we see footage of Maxel’s first birthday party, then she shows him footage of the Final Deletion with a hologram of Matt’s head popping out of Vanguard-1, then gets upset when he sees himself ruining Jeff’s wonderful lawn designes with his riding lawnmower and shooting fireworks at his own flesh and blood. He is stunned seeing himself commit arson with that wonderful symbol on their property, and he can’t watch anymore, so he gets up, sneezes, and says he must be getting a cold from the change in seasons.
It’s time for this week’s edition of Fact of Life, and Eli Drake is pretty annoyed to see EC3 get yet another title shot, and he wants him to come out here and be his guest on Fact of Life. Drake tells EC3 to sit down, so EC3 kicks the guest chair over and tells Eli to go ahead by all means. Drake stands up and asks him why he always has to make it hard, and wants to extend the olive branch. Drake says EC3 has choked the last few times he’s gone out there to challenge for the World Title, so he’s going to save him the embarrassment and suggest that they make history next week by putting his title shot on the line against him. Drake says people think EC3 is the man around here, and he hits the Dummy Yeah button, then says he’ll take EC3’s title shot and show him how it’s done when he wins the World Title. EC3 says he gave Drake the same proposition a few weeks idea, and Drake declined, so let’s call a spade a spade: the answer is NOPE! EC3 starts to leave, but Drake tells him to hold on because he thinks EC3 has to prove himself again, and sweetens the offer: he’ll give EC3 the same offer EC3 gave him, and he says he won’t challenge for the TNA World Title for one whole calendar year. EC3 says he wants Drake in the title scene because he’s always better when he’s being chased, and he wants this to be the best, most competitive roster in all of wrestling, and they’re damn close, so he’ll decline Drake’s offer, but he knows Drake wants to be champion and is ready to be because he came THIS close to winning and he fell short, and now he’ll do anything to get another shot. EC3 won’t put his title shot on the line, but he thinks they should have one more match and if Eli Drake loses, he can’t talk, tell the fans to shut up, or even use his Dummy Yeah button for the resdt of the year. Drake says he’ll gladly put his voice on the line against EC3’s title shot, and EC3 has a deal. EC3 takes the mic out of Drake’s hand and tells him never again, then walks off. Drake hits the Dummy Yeah button a few times as we go to commercial.
Jade is backstage cutting a promo when Decay walks in, and they say it’s not her fault that Rosemary destroyed her, she just happened to be in the way. Jade says it’s funny that Rosemary sent them here to send that message, but Crazzzzzzzy Steve says Rosemary would love to tell her face to face and suggests she go find her. Abyss points into the scaffold and says it’s BEAUTIFUL up there, and Jade says she’s sure it is and walks off.
We come back form commercial and Jade is climbing the stairs to the catwalk and calls out for Rosemary, but she’s nowhere to be found.
Mahabali Shera vs Basile Baraka
Baraka goes right to Shera’s eyes and runs him over with a clothesline, then chokes him on the mat. Shera hulks up and runs Baraka over with a big right forearm…and Baraka connects with a short crossbody for 2. Baraka curb stomps Shera’s arm, but leaps off the second rope right into the clutches of Shera, who counters to a powerslam, a corner clothesline, and another series of big, stiff right hands and a flying shoulderblock. Baraka rolls Shera up with a handful of tights for 2, but Shera catches him on another crossbody and slams him. Shera twists his mustache and gets a camel clutch to force Baraka to tap.
Winner: Mahabali Shera
That’s Mahabali Shera, submissions expert! Baron Dax runs in and attacks Shera from behind, then holds Shera so Baraka can kick him in the ding ding. Al Snow comes out with a big smile on his face and blowing the whistle for the Tribunal, and the Tribunal tells him to get lost, so Snow takes his whistle off, comes into the ring, and beats up both of his boys until they run. Snow and Shera have an uneasy staredown, then shake hands. My life is now complete.
Jade finally finds Rosemary and gets her fists up to fight, and Rosemary says it’s nice of her to come here because she always enjoys their interactions. She asks Jade if she can hear them in the distance…in the shadows. Jade doesn’t know what she’s saying and she doesn’t give a damn, but she does know it’s the two of them for the Knockouts Title. Rosemary reminds Jade of the violence they inflicted on her last time because they have a brand of violence like no other. Jade says she isn’t afraid of her, but Rosemary says she wants Jade to join her for blood and violence…inside the cage.
It’s main event time!
Brother Nero & Eddie Edwards vs The DCC
The DCC jumps Eddie and Brother Nero as they enter the ring, but they drive Storm and Kingston to the floor and then Nero gives Bram a Twist of Fate. He goes up for a Swanton, Storm and Kingston drag Bram out to the floor, but Eddie takes them out with a dive through the ropes, then Brother Nero takes them all out with a dive off the top rope to the floor. Hell of a start! Josh mentions that there’s no DQs or countouts as Kingston posts Brother Nero, then the DCC continues working Eddie and Brother Nero over. Kingston takes Eddie into the ring and hits an overhead release suplex for 2 as we go to commercial.
We’re back, and Bram and Kingston are beating Eddie up in the ring while Storm rams Brother Nero into the ring steps on the floor. Bram hits Eddie with a short clothesline and covers for 2, and Storm low blows Brother Nero on the floor. Kingston sets up two chairs back to back and tries to suplex Eddid on them, but Eddie reverses and Kingston lands dead center on top of the chair backs, rolls off and to the floor. THAT WAS SICK! Bram lays Eddie out, but Brother Nero is up and in the ring cleaning up on Bram and Storm. Storm gets the Eye of the Storm on Brother Nero for 2. Bram gives Eddie the implant DDT off the apron through a table, and it’s down to Storm and Brother Nero trading punches in the ring. Brother Nero hits the Twist of Fate, Storm escapes another one, and he hits the Last Call for the win.
Winners: The DCC
So are we going to ever find out how Bram got here after being kidnapped by Decay? Ah, forget it. Good main event.
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