TRIU IMPACT Wrestling Review (2/20/14)


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Video Package: A video package is shown hyping the Magnus/Gunner match tonight for the World Heavyweight Championship…

Backstage Segment: Magnus is shown backstage talking with Dixie, Spud and ECIII…

In Ring Segment: We are joined by Magnus and Dixie who cal out MVP to the ring. Magnus begins to run down MVP and tell him he can’t hold a candle to Magnus. Daniel Bryan “Yes” chants break out at IMPACT Wrestling!! Magnus tells MVP that they accept his challenge for Lethal Lockdown. After calling MVP the B word MVP begins to beat down Magnus and then ECIII comes out and they beat down MVP. Gunner makes the save, and then Magnus leaves ECIII to be beat down by the Wolves…

Video Package: A video package is shown of the situation between Dixie and Bobby Roode…

Backstage Segment: Bobby Roode is asked about his retirement and says he will let everyone know in the ring…

Backstage Segment: ECII confronts Magnus about hanging him out to dry earlier tonight…

In Ring Segment: Samoa Joe is in ring and issues a open challenges to anyone in the back and it is answered by Bro Mans…

Match #1 (3 on 1 Handicap Match): Samoa Joe vs. Bromans (Winner: Joe via Sub, Rating: 3.5 of 4): This was a pretty good match. A great way for the guys at TNA to show exactly how much of a monster Joe actually is. The finish saw Joe clear the tag champs and then make Zema Ion tap out to the rear naked choke hold.  Overall great match with a solid finish and bravo to Joe and the boys for making it look good…

Backstage Segment: The Christie Hemme stalker (Sam Shaw) beats up a equipment guy for talking to her…

Backstage Segment: Bobby Roode is shown talking to James Storm about his retirement. MVP is shown backstage pitching AA on being on team MVP at lethal Lockdown…

Video Package: A video package is shown hyping the IMPACT Wrestling European Tour. Including a altercation between Madasyn Rayne and Gail Kim…

Match #2 (Street Fight, Singles Match): © Madasyn Rayne vs. Gail Kim w/Lady Tapa (Winner: Kim via PF, 4.0 of 4): Lady Tapa gets involved at one point in the match when Rayne had the upper hand. These women bet the heck out of each other. Another classic hardcore match from Gail Kim, the finish saw Kim hit reign with the title for the win. Overall great match and another classic woman’s match in the bag for TNA…

Backstage Segment: Sam Shaw is shown spying on Hemme and Anderson talking in the back discussing his newborn babies…

Video Package: A video package is shown in hyping Gunner for the main event tonight…

Backstage Segment: James Storm asked to talk to Gunner privately and Bobby Roode is shown walking to the ring…

In Ring Segment: Bobby Roode comes out to the ring and announces his retirement from pro wrestling. Dixie Carter comes out as Roode is trying to leave, She tells him that he can’t retire because he is under contract. She also tells him that TNA needs him, she apologizes for putting him on the back burner. Roode says he doesn’t want to work for Dixie anymore. Dixie then ask Bobby to captain her team at Lockdown, He responds and asks what he gets out of it. Dixie offers him 10% ownership in TNA if he does it and wins Lethal Lockdown.  Roode accepts the deal and reminds her that if she screws him he will spend the rest of his life destroying hers…

Backstage Segment: We start with a interview of a British wrestler. In the background Anderson gets attacked by Shaw while he is talking the Hemme. Shaw lays them both out and carries Christie off…

Backstage Segment: Bad Influence is backstage pitching them to join Roode in the Lethal Lockdown match. Roode told them to prove themselves in their match tonight…

Match #3 (Tag Team Match): Bad Influence vs. The Wolves (Winner: The Wolves via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): This was a very entertaining match that was very fast paced and a good debut against one of TNA’s top tag teams. The finish saw the Wolves hit a top rope foot stomp on Daniels for the pin. Overall this was a match that could have been the Main Event and it would have been fine…

Backstage Segment: Sam Shaw is shown backstage waking up Christie Hemme and running off the camera’s…

Video Package: A video package is shown hyping the coming of Willow to IMPACT Wrestling…

Video Package: A video package was shown hyping Magnus for the main event tonight…

Match #4 (Singles Match, ME): © Magnus vs. Gunner (Winner: Magnus via PF, Rating: 3.5 of 4): Magnus calls for help from the back, but no one from team Dixie comes out. But Storm and the Wolves come out to have Gunners back. ECIII  and Bromans come out and fight to the back with Storm and the Wolves. James Storm comes back out to help Gunner, and then turns on him to allow Magnus to retain the title. Overall very well done and set up awesome by Storm, great way to end impact…

Overall Rating (3.0 of 4): Match #2 (Street Fight, Singles Match): © Madasyn Rayne vs. Gail Kim w/Lady Tapa (Winner: Kim via PF, 4.0 of 4)


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