TNA Impact Wrestling UK Preview: A Tables Match, Two Titles on the Line and More
As the week nears its end, TNA Wrestling presents another new episode of Impact Wrestling!
With the show remaining in England, TNA looks to put on another great show as Lockdown approaches. They have stacked this episode with at least four matches, two of which will see a title on the line, the fallout of the latest Aces & Eights reveal and the debut of a new wrestler.
Let’s see what TNA Wrestling has in store for the fans this week!
Rockstar Spud Makes His Impact Wrestling Debut
On the first of the year, TNA Wrestling debuted British Boot Camp on Challenge TV in the United Kingdom. Featuring Rockstar Spud, the Blossom Twins and Marty Scurll, the show saw the four wrestlers compete for a contract with TNA Wrestling.
The competition lasted for about a month, with the winner being revealed on the season finale on Jan. 22. Rockstar Spud came out victorious in the end, and he was awarded a contract with TNA.
On this week’s episode, Rockstar will be making his debut on Impact Wrestling in his home country of England. Who will Rockstar Spud face in his debut? Will he win his first match in TNA?
Tara vs. Miss Tessmacher
In July 2011, Tara and Miss Tessmacher won the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Championship. Then known as TnT, Tara and Tessmacher were the best of friends. They were inseparable, even after they lost the titles to Gail Kim and Madison Rayne in October.
They would start competing as singles competitors, but they remained as friends, and partners if the situation called for it.
At last year’s Slammiversary, Tessmacher reached the top of the Knockouts division when she defeated Gail Kim for the Knockouts Championship. Tara was happy for her, but wasn’t too happy when she lost to her at No Surrender in September. Tara would turn on her friend after the loss and ultimately take the title at Bound for Glory.
She has held the title ever since, and despite this not being a title match, Tessmacher will still be looking for some revenge here.
Can Tara take down Miss Tessmacher once again, or will Tessmacher get some payback? If she can, could her victory lead to a Knockouts Championship match?
Vengeance: How Will Kurt Angle Respond to Garret Bischoff and Wes Brisco Stabbing Him in the Back?
For months, Kurt Angle has been a mentor to Garret Bischoff and Wes Brisco. It would be Angle that got Brisco into Gut Check, which awarded him a contract with TNA Wrestling. Since then, and even at times before, Bischoff and Brisco served as backup to Angle and the rest of the TNA roster in the battle with the Aces & Eights.
Last week on Impact Wrestling, Angle was set to do battle with Mr. Anderson inside of a steel cage. Samoa Joe was going to back him up, but before the match started, Joe was taken out backstage. Angle took Brisco with him instead and told Bischoff to stay with Joe.
Angle would ultimately defeat Anderson, but he was about to get quite the surprise. A member of the Aces & Eights climbed into the cage and unmasked himself. Angle stood face-to-face to Bischoff and was soon attacked by Brisco as well.
Turns out Angle was mentoring two members of the Aces & Eights. How will Kurt Angle respond to this betrayal? Will members of the TNA roster question his allegiance since he didn’t know his two students where apart of the Aces & Eights the whole time?
Rob Van Dam vs. Kenny King vs. Zema Ion: TNA X-Division Championship
Rob Van Dam has been the TNA X-Division champion since Bound for Glory in October. He has taken on all challengers, most recently Kenny King and Christian York.
At the last two pay-per-view events, Van Dam has come out victorious against those two X-Division stars. At Genesis, though, York didn’t get much of a fair shot since he was attacked by King before his title match.
He wasn’t going to take the loss lying down, so he targeted King for what he did. King would defeat him in a singles match a few days later, and then lose once again in tag team action with the champion against King and Zema Ion. It seems that victory a few weeks ago has gotten both King and Ion into this title match.
Can Rob Van Dam defeat two opponents at the same time to retain his TNA X-Division Championship? Will fans see a new champion? If so, will it be Kenny King or Zema Ion?
Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez vs. Austin Aries and Bobby Roode: TNA Tag Team Championship
Last week on Impact Wrestling, Austin Aries and Bobby Roode made a bold statement. After failing at taking the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Jeff Hardy, they decided to join forces permanently and rescue TNA from the past.
They vowed to take all of the gold in TNA Wrestling, currently held by Hardy, Rob Van Dam, Devon and Chavo Guerrero with Hernandez. They decided to target the TNA Tag Team Championship first, but champions Guerrero and Hernandez made them earn it.
At the end of the match, Aries had pinned Guerrero and earned a shot at the titles, and it looks like that championship match will be occurring this week in England.
Can Austin Aries and Bobby Roode win the TNA World Tag Team Championship here and kick off their quest with a bang? Will Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez derail their plans right at the beginning?
Sting and Bully Ray vs. Devon and D.O.C.: Tables Match
The Aces & Eights have been running rampant in TNA since their debut last June after Slammiversary. They have taken out many wrestlers, and have vowed to kill TNA Wrestling.
Led by Sting, the TNA roster has managed to unmask Devon, the former Luke Gallows and Mike Knox as members, but the Aces & Eights seem to be getting stronger. They added Mr. Anderson to their ranks, Taz as the voice of the group and revealed Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco as members last week, which tells the roster that there could be more inside men then they thought.
With general manager Hulk Hogan now trusting Bully Ray, the TNA army has added a strong ally. Hogan is no longer concentrating on Bully’s relationship with his daughter Brooke, so now he has set his sights back on the Aces & Eights. Sting and Hogan look to start the dismantling of the biker gang this week with this match.
Could this be the beginning of the end for the Aces & Eights? Will Sting and Bully Ray come out victorious, or will the numbers game of the Aces & Eights cost them the match?
TNA Wrestling has stacked this episode of Impact Wrestling up quite high. Things are heating up as TNA inches closer to March’s Lockdown pay-per-view, and fireworks are certain to fly. How will this episode pan out? Tune in to find out!
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