TNA Impact CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 5/2 (Hour 2): Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of Impact - Sting vs. Morgan #1 contender match, matches for next week's live Impact
May 2, 2013 - 9:00:51 PM
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TNA Impact Results
May 2, 2013
Taped 4/25 in Indiana, Pa.
Episode #18 of 2013 airing on Spike TV
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Impact returned from break one minute before the top of the hour. Before the bell sounded for Kurt Angle vs. D-Lo Brown, Brown took the mic and said he doesn't want to just beat Angle tonight, but humiliate him. He said he will do what no man has ever done before - make Angle lose an I Quit match. Brown slapped Angle to begin the match.
[Q5 -- second hour]
3 -- KURT ANGLE vs. D-LO BROWN -- I Quit match
On commentary, Taz questioned Brown's decision as Angle quickly turned the tables and slapped on a submission. Suddenly, Mr. Anderson showed up ringside. Angle lost focus and was blindsided by Brown from behind. Brown, wrestling in jeans and a big jacket, tried to follow up, but Angle suplexed him to the outside. On the floor, Brown grabbed a hammer, but Angle ducked a hammer shot.
Back in the ring, Brown assaulted Angle as the announcers argued about Angle's loss at Lockdown in March. Brown then applied an armbar, but Angle refused to quit. As Brown continued to slow down the pace, TNA cut to a shot of fans on the front row. Actually, it was A&E members watching the match from a safe distance. Back in the ring, Angle broke free of an armbar, then delivered a German Suplex, a second, and a third. Angle wanted more, though, and delivered a fourth. He wanted a fifth and connected. How about a sixth? Angle connected and released after the sixth.
Angle dropped the straps and slapped on the Anklelock center-ring. Brown cried out in pain, then kicked Angle away. Brown then took Angle's momentum and turned it into a Samoan Drop. Brown then wanted a powerbomb, but Angle slid over Brown into the anklelock again. This time, Angle grapevined the leg, causing Brown to cry out in pain. Brown tapped, but did not say he quit. Brown fought some more, but then shouted, "I quit." Taz was beside himself as Mr. Anderson and D.O.C. just watched from ringside. Anderson then led D.O.C. away as Taz said he's shocked by this.
WINNER: Angle at 8:05. Strong tease for D-Lo Brown getting kicked out of Aces & Eights after all of the second-guessing in the first hour and Anderson turning his back on Brown after losing.
On-stage: Christy Hemme asked Kurt Angle for his thoughts on getting revenge. Angle said he's glad to have won that battle, but he has another issue with A.J. Styles. Angle told Styles to get down here. Impact cut to break as Angle waited for Styles.
In-ring: Back from break, Kurt Angle was still waiting for A.J. Styles, whose music eventually played after Angle waited long enough. Styles then marched down to the ring and locked eyes with Angle before walking into the ring and walking right up to Angle's face. Angle backed away to give himself space before saying it doesn't feel right with A.J. Angle said Styles can try to knock his head off, but he won't get very far doing it in his hometown.
[Q6] After waiting out crowd cheers, Angle continued that everyone wants to recruit Styles. Angle said Styles is the reason why he came to TNA because he wanted to have one of the greatest matches of all-time. He said he gets it that A.J. is having a dark time right now, but he and Sting are facing Aces & Eights next week, so he needs to know where Styles stands. Angle told Styles that by next week, he wants an answer. Angle left the ring, leaving Styles alone in the ring. The camera stayed on Styles selling no emotions as he leaned against the ropes.
Still to come: Morgan vs. Sting in a #1 contender match. Announcers: Keneley asked Taz if he has a preference on who wins, and Taz said it doesn't matter. Keneley then fed to a video package documenting how Sting-Morgan was set up earlier tonight.
Backstage: The roving cameraman asked Matt Morgan how feels about getting a #1 contender match tonight. Morgan said "waiting" is the wrong word because he's been pushed to the backburner way too long while Hogan has been in TNA. Morgan angrily said you are looking at the future World champ, then stormed away.
In-ring: Gail Kim was introduced for Knockouts tag action. After Gail entered the ring, Tara was introduced as her tag partner. TNA replayed Taryn pinning Tara last week, then Taryn was introduced to the ring as the announcers argued about TNA vs. Aces & Eights issues.
4 -- GAIL KIM & TARA vs. TARYN TERRELL & MICKIE JAMES -- ODB referee
Back from break, Mickie James was introduced to the ring to round out the participants. ODB then called for the bell to begin the match. The two teams traded control early on as TNA plugged Mickie's new album.
[Q7] The heels isolated Mickie, but couldn't put her away with pin attempts. Mickie then escaped and tagged in Taryn, who landed offense before the match broke down. After Mickie cleared Gail to the floor, Taryn rolled up Tara for the pin and the win.
After the match, the heels jumped the winners to take out their frustration and attempt to humiliate Taryn. After Mickie and Tara brawled to the back, Gail attacked Taryn and tried to injure her before refs forced her to the back.
WINNERS: Taryn & Mickie at 6:26.
Backstage: Sting was shown warming up for his #1 contender battle with Matt Morgan.
Earlier Tonight: Kurt Angle made D-Lo Brown scream and quit.
Backstage: Bully Ray could not believe D-Lo Brown quit. "Our vice president said, 'I quit,'" Bully shouted. Garett Bischoff mouthed off, then Bully told Garett that they walk together, so pipe down. Bully said he will deal with D-Lo next week, then booked himself, Mr. Anderson, and Devon in the six-man tag match next week against Sting, Kurt Angle, and a third member.
Announcers: Tenay and Taz plugged the six-man tag and Aries & Roode vs. Daniels & Kaz next week on Impact.
Backstage: Bobby Roode talked about Kaz and Daniels being two guys who have never carried a company on their backs, unlike them, then vowed to become #1 contenders to the Tag Titles again. As Austin Aries looked on, Roode concluded that Chavo & Hernandez know they can't hold a candle to them, either.
In-ring: Matt Morgan was introduced to the ring for the main event. Morgan, wearing Hulk Hogan's Shea Stadium robe, marched to the ring and posed center-ring, mocking Hogan. Sting's music then played to bring out Morgan's opponent. After Sting posed in the ring, the bell sounded to begin the main event.
5 -- MATT MORGAN vs. STING -- #1 contender match to TNA World Title
Morgan opened the match with knees to Sting's belly, which was covered by a black t-shirt. Sting recovered in the corner, then Morgan landed more right knees to the gut. Morgan followed with a left-arm clothesline before taunting the crowd. Keneley plugged the Joker's Wild tournament debuting tomorrow night on PPV as Morgan continued to beat down Sting. Morgan followed with a chokeslam, but Sting kicked out of a pin attempt. Impact cut to break with Morgan firmly in control.
Back from break, Morgan was in control of Sting outside the ring. Sting tried to fight back, but walked into knees to the gut. Morgan then rolled Sting back into the ring before delivering a running leg drop across the ring apron. Morgan tried again, but Sting moved this time. Morgan sold a leg injury, so Sting blasted Morgan into the guardrail on the outside. Sting clubbed Morgan with right hands, then tossed Morgan into the ring steps before rolling him into the ring.
Back in the ring, Sting walked into a sidewalk slam from the giant. Morgan smiled into the hard camera, then did the belt-around-the-waist motion. Morgan proceeded to slowly attack Sting, giving Sting time to catch his breath. Morgan then airballed an elbow drop, allowing Sting to fire off right hands into clotheslines. Sting followed with a Stinger Splash before pounding his chest. But, Morgan chucked Sting into the corner and landed headbutts before delivering his rapid-fire elbow strikes. But, Sting got himself fired up and wanted a Stinger Splash, but Morgan exploded out of the corner with a Carbon Footprint for a close two count. Tenay said it's rare to see someone avoid the pin after the Carbon.
They reset before Morgan charged Sting for a big corner boot, but Sting moved. Morgan sold a leg injury, so Sting tried to take advantage with the Scorpion Deathlock. Morgan sold pain in his leg before trying to power out of the hold. Morgan cried out in pain as Sting lightly kept the hold applied, losing grip of the hold. Morgan then crawled across the ring to reach the ropes and successfully reached the bottom rope, relieving Sting of the pain of keeping the hold locked in.
Sting wanted the Scorpion again, and this time he applied it in-full center-ring. The crowd popped as Sting sat down on Morgan. Morgan continued to sell not wanting to give up, then collapsed to the mat. Sting was practically sitting down on Morgan's butt at this point, which put the onus on Morgan to make this look believable. The ref then checked Morgan for life. One hand dropped to the mat. Then, again. And, the ref called for the bell, awarding Sting the win due to Morgan "passing out" from the Scorpion.
WINNER: Sting via TKO at 13:08 to become #1 contender to the TNA Title.
Post-match, Sting stood up and wiped his hair back. Aces & Eights then hit the ringside area led by TNA World champ Bully Ray. Ray talked trash to Sting, who listened and surveyed the scene as A&E surrounded the ring. The camera focused on Ray and Sting as Impact ended.
NEXT WEEK: Sting & Kurt Angle & third person vs. Aces & Eights's Bully Ray & Devon & Mr. Anderson, plus Daniels & Kazarian vs. Bobby Roode & Austin Aries in a #1 contender match to the TNA Tag Titles. Also, Kurt Angle demands an answer from A.J. Styles on his allegiance, and Bully Ray deals with D-Lo Brown following Brown's loss to Angle this week.
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