TNA Impact! Wrestling: Storm Suffers Another Setback After Loss to Roode

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TNA Impact! Wrestling: Storm Suffers Another Setback After Loss to Roode
James Storm (left) and Bobby Roode (right) on Impact! Wrestling. (Photo credit: Lee South, TNA Wrestling)

TNA Impact! Wrestling begins with a video package recapping the Turning Point pay-per-view.

James Storm opens the show by coming out to the ring. Storm thanks the wrestling fans that have supported him. He then goes on to thank his family and to the people who did not believe in him. Suddenly, Bobby Roode comes out with two bottled beers and says he came out to celebrate with him.

Roode congratulated Storm before turning it around and said his fans will watch him fail. After Roode mentions Storm’s daughter, James begins a brief brawl before Bobby slides out the ring. Roode challenges Storm to a No. 1 contenders match. After another insult on Storm’s daughter, James accepts the match proposal by Roode.

Backstage, Hulk Hogan addresses the AJ Styles situation on his recent loss at Turning Point. After a commercial break, members of Aces and Eights talk backstage on whom they will target next on the TNA roster.

 

Match No. 1: Rob Van Dam vs. Kid Kash for the X-Division Championship.

Your winner via pin fall to retain the X-Division title: Rob Van Dam. Not the most electric start to Impact! Wrestling after this sudden match.

Match Rating: 2.5/5

 

Kurt Angle and Garrett Bischoff take on Aces and Eights

Match No. 2: Jesse vs. Eric Young.

Your winner via pin fall: Jesse. This was another attempt by TNA at turning a match into a comedy event. Although there is a story line in place with Tara, ODB, Jesse and Young, this match was unimpressive.

Match Rating: 2/5

 

As Magnus was coming out for his match with Samoa Joe for the Television title, Devon, Doc and a few other members of Aces and Eights attack him at ringside. After several hammer shots by Doc to Magnus’ legs, Bully Ray makes the save by chasing the group away.

After a commercial break, Jeff Hardy and Austin Aries talk about their intense ladder match at Turning Point.

 

Match No. 3: Garrett Bischoff and Kurt Angle vs. Aces and Eights.

Your winners via pin fall: Kurt Angle and Garrett Bischoff. After a slow start to Impact! Wrestling, this match finally helped get the crowd to make some noise after mostly hearing nothing but silence. Pretty good tag team match, as Angle was a step ahead of Aces and Eights.

Match Rating: 3/5

 

Match No. 4: Gail Kim vs. Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James vs. Miss Tessmacher vs. ODB in a Knockouts battle royal.

Your winner to become the new No. 1 contender for the Knockouts title: Mickie James. It was great to see James back in TNA after a short leave. This was a pretty decent Knockouts battle royal, as it appears TNA will be sparking a Tara and James feud.

AJ Styles comes out to the ring and talks about his recent career struggles. Styles informs everyone that since he lost the three-way match at No Surrender, he cannot compete for the World Heavyweight title for nearly a year.

Christopher Daniels and Kazarian arrive to the ring to join Styles. Daniels takes the microphone and tells Styles he is a broken man who cannot get his career back on track. Styles fires back, challenging Daniels to a match for the last time. Daniels agrees to the match.

 

Match No. 5: James Storm vs. Bobby Roode in a No. 1 contenders match.

Your winner via pin fall to become the new No. 1 contender for the World Heavyweight title: Bobby Roode. This match provided a turn of stunning events for Roode and Storm. With Storm no longer the No. 1 contender, a feud between Hardy and Roode is now in place. However, this is unfortunate for Storm, who has yet suffered another setback in TNA.

Match Rating: 3.5/5

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