Friday, May 22, 2015

International IMPACT Coverage

May 22, 2015
Orlando, Florida

The Pope D’Angelo Dinero joined Josh Mathews at the announce booth. Nice to see The Pope back in TNA; I enjoyed his energy and comedy alongside Mathews.

Rockstar Spud defeated Argos, Mandrews, Manik, Crazzy Steve and Tigre Uno in an X Division elimination match. Sweet graphics for the X Division. The match was goofy as hell when Crazzy Steve was in there, but once he got eliminated, the action picked up nicely. Spud was the logical winner here since he was the previous champion, and it looks like he may have solidified himself as the next #1 contender with this victory.

Jessie Godderz defeated DJ Z with the Boston Crab. Good showcase for Jessie, from his promo to his facial expressions to his ruthless aggression towards his former bro. Even his new music sounds chilling. It seems like they're going the Eric Young route for the new and improved Jessie. I'm excited to see him become a breakout singles star in TNA.

Magnus defeated Khoya with the Spineshanker. Magnus cut a promo on Khoya before the match, saying that Khoya carries a "big, long, thick piece of wood" to make up for the fact that he doesn’t have a "big, long, thick something else, somewhere else."

Marti Bell defeated Rebel in a Knockouts match. Before the match, Marti told Rebel to say "Dollhouse", or they’ll rip her eyelashes out and her lips off her face. Rebel took the mic and said "Dollhouse", but they’re not happy with her performance. Rebel took the mic again and said "Skankhouse".

Kenny King defeated Micah to retain the X Division Championship. Micah hit a backdrop on King. King responded with the double knees on Micah. King scored a fireman’s carry into a sidewalk slam for the win.

Bram defeated Bobby Roode in the main event. The guys put on a good show inside and outside the ring. They worked a smart match. Roode hit the Roodebomb and went for the cover, but Bram rolled out of the ring. Bram hit a low blow and rolled up Bobby (with a handful of tights) for the win.

[Note: Unfortunately I experienced some technical difficulties during the live broadcast, so I only watched the first half hour of the show. Results courtesy of Rambo and]