TNA Impact Wrestling Recap: The Dixie Carter and MVP Confrontation

Daniel Peragine@DPMajesticCoSenior Analyst IIFebruary 7, 2014

TNA President Dixie Carter confronts MVP.
TNA President Dixie Carter confronts MVP.Impact Wrestling

The Thursday, February 6 edition of TNA Impact Wrestling, which aired a taped episode from Glasgow, Scotland, opened with a very quick recap from MVP's debut last week as the mystery investor.

Before the cameras could pan into the ring, Abyss and Eric Young began brawling in the backstage area. Abyss and Young eventually took their brawl to the entrance way before the opening bell rang to kick off the first match on Impact Wrestling.

Match No. 1: Abyss vs. Eric Young.

Your winner via pinfall: Abyss.

Ouch! Abyss gets slammed onto the tacks.
Ouch! Abyss gets slammed onto the tacks.Impact Wrestling

During the final moments of the match, Young took off Abyss' mask, which led to a Black Hole Slam for the win. However, the Joseph Park character returned and began to realize that he may very well be Abyss.

This was a pretty enjoyable hardcore match, as Young and Abyss picked it up quite nicely towards the second half of the battle. It was a good idea for Impact Wrestling to save the MVP segment for later and start the show with a match to hook viewers.

Match Rating: 3.5/5.

Backstage, Bobby Roode walked into TNA President Dixie Carter's office. Roode handed Carter a contract to square off against Magnus for the World Heavyweight Championship. However, Carter refused and offered Roode a No. 1 contender's match against Samoa Joe. Roode accepted the match proposal. 

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MVP made his in-ring segment debut by coming out towards the ring. The new TNA investor was greeted with welcoming chants from the crowd. MVP talked about making changes to Impact Wrestling, parting ways with the policies currently put into place. He also explained why he decided to invest in TNA. 

As MVP continued to speak about changing things in TNA, Rockstar Spud interrupted and made his way to the ring. Spud suggested that MVP should meet with Carter first before making any changes to TNA. MVP booked his first match in TNA, slotting Magnus and Kurt Angle in a non-title battle.

After a commercial break, Curry Man made his TNA return by coming out to the ring. Quickly afterwards, Bully Ray interrupted, hit a piledriver on Curry Man and laid him inside a wooden coffin.

TNA X-Division champion Austin Aries came out and walked towards the ring. Aries announced his intentions to become World Heavyweight champion once more. However, Robbie E and Jesse Godderz interrupted, which allowed DJ Zema Ion to knock out Aries with the X-Division No. 1 Contender's Briefcase. Ion called out a referee to start the match.

Match No. 2: Zema Ion vs. Austin Aries for the X-Division Championship.

Your winner via pinfall to retain the X-Division title: Austin Aries.

Although this was a short match, there was not a shortage of action as Aries and Ion hit some impressive moves inside the ring. However, this match appeared out of nowhere. TNA had no reason to switch the X-Division belt over to Ion, so the Aries victory was very predictable from the start.

Match Rating: 2.5/5.

Backstage, Christie Hemme and Samuel Shaw met inside a dressing room. Hemme told Shaw that their relationship needs to be professional only. Shaw, who didn't seem to pay too much attention to Hemme's request, accepted.

Carter, who met with MVP for the first time, talked about her success with TNA and laid out her vision for the company. MVP suggested that Carter join him in the ring to discuss her plans even further.

Match No. 3: Kurt Angle vs. Magnus.

The match ended in a no-contest via disqualification.

Ethan Carter III watches Kurt Angle at ringside.
Ethan Carter III watches Kurt Angle at ringside.Impact Wrestling

After the match, Ethan Carter III, who interfered to save Magnus from losing, attacked Angle. Carter III hit Angle with multiple chair shots to the leg before sitting down outside the ring. Angle would eventually be assisted by a team of TNA trainers before a commercial break.

Match Rating: 3/5.

Backstage, Chris Sabin apologized to Velvet Sky for his mistakes and said he has changed for the better. Sabin got down on one knee and proposed to Sky. However, Sky opened the box and found that no ring was in there. Sabin admitted that he had lied and challenged Sky to a match.

Match No. 4: Samoa Joe vs. Bobby Roode.

Your winner via disqualification: Samoa Joe.

Pretty decent match. However, TNA kept this match extremely short despite its importance.

Match Rating: 2.5/5.

After the match, Carter, along with Spud, made her way to the ring. Carter invited MVP to the ring and began to praise Magnus' accomplishments. The TNA President continued to speak and showed her confidence in the company's direction. However, MVP had different thoughts.

MVP pointed out Carter's weaknesses and said that major changes will be happening in TNA. Impact Wrestling then faded to black.  


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