TNA Impact CALDWELL'S TNA IMPACT RESULTS 5/9 (Hour 2): Ongoing "virtual-time" coverage of live Impact - TNA Original returns to help TNA vs. Aces & Eights, #1 contender match ends without a finish
May 9, 2013 - 9:00:53 PM
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TNA Impact Results
May 9, 2013
Live in Tupelo, Miss.
Episode #19 of 2013 airing on Spike TV
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Impact returned from break two minutes before the top of the hour with Austin Aries's music playing. But, Christy Hemme introduced Daniels and Kazarian. Austin Aries and Bobby Roode were not pleased by this, so Aries walked up to Hemme and demanded the correct introduction. After Hemme re-introduced them, Aries made Hemme laugh by stepping right over her to pose on the middle turnbuckle. Daniels and Kazarian were then introduced as the announcers debated Hemme's goof.
[Q5 -- Second Hour]
3 -- DANIELS & KAZARIAN vs. BOBBY ROODE & AUSTIN ARIES -- #1 contender match to the TNA Tag Titles -- James Storm special referee
Taz noted Aces & Eights will have an easy time taking over TNA when all of the company's referees have alcohol problems. The heel teams started with double eye-rakes, prompting Aries and Kaz to stumble around the ring after the eye-rakes. Daniels and Roode then tagged in and pretended to have a clean fight. But, they double kicked each other in the gut. Roode with a cover and he was not happy with Storm's count, but he decided to calm down and see the bigger objective.
Roode and Aries double-teamed Daniels behind the ref's back on two separate occasions, then Daniels eventually broke free and helped Kazarian double-team Aries behind the ref's back. Suddenly, Storm sold an injury after hitting the mat to count a nearfall. Taz joked that perhaps Storm was too lit up. Aries, sporting a cut around his eye, then hot-tagged and cleaned house. Aries wanted a suicide dive to the outside and he absolutely smashed Daniels into the guardrail, scaring the fans on the front row.
Back in the ring, Aries did the Eddie Shake before coming off the top rope with a frogsplash on Daniels, but Kaz broke up a pin attempt. Aries tried to hit both with a discus clothesline, but Bad Influence countered with a double-team move. Daniels had the pin, but Roode broke up the pin.
Rapid-fire moves followed, then Storm decided to establish his authority on Daniels, who attempted a hook of the tights. Aries then spewed beer in Daniels's face before offering some beer to Storm, who took a swig. Storm then accidentally smashed Daniels with a Last Call Superkick. Aries applauded Storm, who then dropped down and counted one, two...no three. Aries turned around to argue, so Storm popped Aries with a superkick.
Kaz and Roode remained on the outside afraid to re-enter the ring as Storm suddenly left the ring. Storm's music played and Roode and Kaz re-entered the ring to try to cover the fallen wrestlers, but Keneley said the match was thrown out.
WINNERS: ??? at 11:50 when TNA cut backstage...
Backstage: A camera spied on Aces & Eights brutalizing Magnus in the hallway. They dismantled him before D.O.C. slammed a gimmicked prop over Magnus's head. Magnus sold on the floor as Keneley wondered what they're going to do now.
[Commercial Break] [...Q6]
[Q6...] Vignette: Suicide is returning. You can't stop it or slow it down.
VIdeo Package: Chris Sabin returned to Impact last week.
In-ring: X Division champion Kenny King was introduced to the ring for a promo. King commended himself for being spectacular and x-ceptional since he arrived on the scene in TNA. He said he's so good that now TNA has put him against two opponents every night.
King switched gears to someone who doesn't know what quit means. He then very nicely introduced the former four-time X Division champion, Chris Sabin. As Taz accused Keneley and Tenay of not being fair to King, Sabin came to the ring to talk with King, who asked Sabin to tell his story.
Sabin, unsure what to make of "nice" Kenny King, took the mic and recapped spending the last two years in rehab and his basement. Sabin said King has no idea the kind of strain and anguish it puts on a man's soul when he dedicates his entire life to one goal. Sabin then got close to King and said he has fighting spirit deep down inside him. He said he has nothing left to lose, so he is stepping into the ring every night as if it's his last night on earth. Sabin then vowed to become X Division champion next week.
King applauded Sabin, then took back the mic and continued to build up Sabin's story as inspirational. He said this is probably going to sound funny coming from him, but he thinks Sabin is an inspiration to him. King asked Sabin to hold the X Division Title one more time. He said he wants everyone to see Sabin with the belt because that's the closest he will ever get to the title. King, having shown his true colors, then told Sabin he can't do a thing about it. King demanded his belt back, so Sabin tossed it to him, then popped King in the mouth. King bailed from the ring before Sabin could land another blow. Not pictured is this good segment was Petey Williams, who is the third man in the title match next week.
Backstage: There was chaos. The camera found a good shot of James Storm flat on his back after apparently being attacked by Aces & Eights. No quip from Taz that perhaps it was just because Storm had too many beers. Impact then cut to break.
[Q7] Next Week: King vs. Sabin vs. Williams for the X Division Title.
Bound for Glory Series announcement: A video package noted a Gut Check winner will have a chance to be part of the BFG Series. Sam Shaw, Alex Silva, and Christian York will compete in a match next week to determine who gets the slot.
Announcers: Keneley, Taz, and Tenay were shown on-camera to re-plug Impact moving to the old timeslot in three weeks. The announcers then recapped the carnage on the show thus far before Tenay said no one is left to help Angle and Sting tonight.
Backstage: Another Aces & Eights meeting. Ray said he understands that some people are not happy with how they've treated D-Lo Brown, but they have to weed out the weak. Ray said Brown is at the bottom of the ladder, then Ray told Devon and Anderson to get ready for getting the job done tonight. As for what Brown's next job is, Ray said the beers need to be cold and the bikes need to be washed for a night on the town.
Backstage: Kurt Angle was shown freaking out as Sting tried to calm everyone down. Hulk Hogan's eyes bugged out as he hopped on the phone to ask his mystery wild-card if he's ready to go. Meanwhile, Angle stomped away because his music was playing for the main event.
In-ring: Angle hit the ring and posed, then Sting's music played to bring out Angle's tag partner. Keneley plugged six-man tag action...maybe...on the other side of the break.
Back from break, Angle and Sting were standing by in the ring. No sign of their partner, so Aces & Eights's music played to bring out Bully Ray, Devon, and Mr. Anderson from their back entrance. Bully paused to yell at So Cal Val and Christy Hemme before hugging Taz again. The heels eventually entered the ring and ref Brian Hebner called for the bell at 8:41 p.m.
4 -- STING & KURT ANGLE vs. ACES & EIGHTS (TNA World Hvt. champion BULLY RAY & TV champion DEVON & MR. ANDERSON) -- handicap match
The match started with Angle trying to battle Devon before Bully tagged in to wear down Angle. Angle fought off Bully, though, and tagged in Sting, who scared Bully back to the heel corner. This brought in Anderson to battle Sting, who quickly tagged out to Angle. Aces & Eights regained control on Angle, who tried to fight out of the heel corner as Sting watched from the ring apron.
[Q8] As the match continued, TNA tweeted that a third man has arrived in the building. TNA then cut backstage to show Aces & Eights wrestlers sprawled out on the ground, either inebriated (continuing the theme of the night) or taken out by an attacker. The announcers speculated on what happened as Impact cut to break.
Impact returned from break eight minutes before the top of the hour as the announcers recapped Aces & Eights members taken out backstage before the break. In the ring, A&E continued to work on Angle for three or four minutes, which means the third member waiting backstage was allowing Angle to take a long, extended beat down, kayfabe risking Angle's health.
At 15:00, Angle finally pulled out a German Suplex to break free from Bully Ray. Angle then crawled across the ring to tag in Sting, who cleaned house after Devon tagged in as the legal man. Sting delivered a Stinger Splash to Devon, then a Scorpion Deathdrop. The action broke down, then Sting splashed Devon again. Sting and Bully then came face-to-face for a confrontation. They talked trash, then exchanged right hand blows. Sting put Bully in the Scoprion Deathlock, which Keneley said caused Matt Morgan to pass out last week. Anderson broke up the Deathlock, then the action broke down again.
On the outside, Anderson chucked Angle into the ring steps, then Devon pulled out a table. Devon and Ray set up the table mid-ring, then familiar music played. Out came Abyss, who was apparently legally entered into the match as the third man. As the announcers freaked out about Abyss returning and the crowd tried to process who the goofy masked man is, Abyss cleared the ring, then grabbed Anderson and chokeslammed him through the table.
Abyss followed with a Black Hole Slam to Devon before pinning the TV Champ for the pin and the win. On commentary, Taz said this is Hogan's fault, and Tenay said hope is back for TNA. Taz continued to complain as Abyss stood center-ring while Sting caught his breath in the corner and stared up at Abyss, who stood tall center-ring to close the show.
WINNERS: Team Abyss at 18:25.
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