Impact Wrestling starts off with a video package showcasing Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode. They are battling in a Steel Cage match tonight. Who will be victorious? It switches to Magnus and Dixie Carter as they formed an alliance for Dixie to completely take over the company (as she already taken it over). Sting, however, is the thorn in the side and wants to see if Magnus can be the guy who he really says he is. Magnus puts the championship on the line tonight while Sting puts his contract on the line.
The camera is in the back with Dixie, Spud, and an attorney. Dixie is asking where Ethan is and where is Magnus. Magnus comes into the shot. The attorney states that someone who has an above average job quietly took over shares and is doing a hostile takeover. It has been going on for months. Dixie is starting to freak out. She says it is more about operations on her standpoint then business operations. Dixie says it has to be fair. Magnus questions it. Dixie says they other side asks for someone to be in Sting’s corner. Magnus doesn’t like it but is fine with it. He then wants it to be a no DQ and no count out match. The attorney says he can make it happen. Magnus says Sting is all over this. Dixie questions Magnus about Sting and then the attorney says he doesn’t care if it is Sting but it is an investor and he needs to find out. He tells Magnus to stand down. Magnus gets furious, but Dixie tells him to not to worry about it. He walks away and Dixie tells Spud to go with him. Spud leaves. Dixie apologizes to the attorney.
Music plays and here comes Magnus, Ethan Carter III, and Spud. They get right in the ring and Magnus grabs a mic. He asks if this his how Sting is going to play. Sting put his contract on the line and Magnus thought it was going to be a one-on-one match but Sting going around to the new investor to get his way. Magnus thought Sting was a man. Sting’s music plays and he comes out. He gets in the ring. He grabs a mic. He says Magnus is NOW ready to honor a deal. Is he doing the same deal where he tried to do it to AJ. Magnus says to not flip it onto him. He asks how much he paid but Sting says all he asks was for some back-up in his corner. Magnus says he knows it is no DQ and no count out. All or nothing. Sting has to make Magnus pin or submit. Magnus proved himself at Bound for Glory. He made Sting tap. Sting says he knows but he did what he always does and he got up and got his head in the game. He watched the tape from their match, so he knows Magnus more than Magnus knows Magnus. Magnus drops a mic. Sting says that is what separates champions from paper champions. Magnus didn’t do anything. He didn’t earn anything. He trade honor for greed. The crowd chants, “Paper champion!” Sting tells Magnus that he lost the respect of everyone. Magnus SLAPS Sting right across the face and Spud starts to laugh. Sting starts to laugh and then stops and then goes right after Magnus with punches and chops. Spud and Ethan go behind Sting and attack him. Just then, Samoa Joe’s music plays and he runs down the ramp and gets in the ring. He closelines Ethan and Spud elves. Magnus goes around the ring. They meet on the stage. Sting gets back on the mic and states that Samoa Joe will be in his corner tonight.
Mike Tenay and Taz run down the line-up.
A video plays showcasing James Storm’s career in TNA. It then shows Gunner’s and how he won the World Championship briefcase. He took it from Storm. James says he wants one more match. Hang the case up and fight of fit as he doesn’t think Gunner can do it again.
Christy Hemme is shown as she introduces this match. Gunner walks down the ramp with the World Championship briefcase. He gets in the ring.
Spud runs up to Dixie and starts panicking about Joe being in Sting’s corner. Dixie states that they have to counter this. They need to soften him up. He will fight against someone who has their first match in the United States — Rockstar Spud! Spud freaks out but Dixie tells him how he is. He won the British Bootcamp. Spud leaves to get his gear. Dixie hopes he doesn’t get killed.
James Storm’s music hits and he comes to the ring. The briefcase is hung at the top of the pole.
Gunner vs. James Storm in a Briefcase on a Pole Match
James goes right after the briefcase but Gunner pulls him down and then he goes up but James pulls him down. They battle each other. Gunner whips Storm in the ropes but Storm closelines him down. Gunner gets up and goes to toss Storm out of the ring but Storm flips back in. He goes after Gunner but he knocks Storm down. Storm rolls to the apron . Gunner goes over and punches him and then rams his face on the top turnbuckle. He goes to another corner but Storm kicks him in the face and then climbs. Gunner goes after him again and does some chops to the chest. He climbs the corner and does a headbutt. Storm fights him off. Gunner falls to the mat but he continues to punch Storm. Gunner goes back up the corner. He grabs him and does a huge fallaway slam. Both are down. Both get up and Gunner goes after Storm. He does a suplex but Storm slides behind him and does a double knee backbreaker. Both get up and James takes Gunner down multiple times. He then sets up for the Super Kick but Gunner blocks it and lifts Storm up and slams him down. Gunner crawls over to the side of the pole. He starts to climb but Storm goes per and attacks Gunner. He climbs the corner now. Both are fighting.
Both are at the top. Storm punches Gunner multiple times. He then does a HUGE hurricanrona! James almost landed right on his head! Both are down. Storm gets up and starts to climb the corner of the pole. Gunner goes after him from behind. He lifts him up and does a flapjack but Storm unlocks it from the top. It falls down with him. It is whoever has possession. They start scrambling for it. Gunner starts punching Storm in the face and then jumps over and grabs it to have possession.
Kurt Angle is backstage. He says it has been a rough 4 months. He then states that if he can’t beat Roode tonight then he doesn’t deserve to be in the Hall of Fame or even TNA right now. He needs to win this.
A video plays showing last week’s segment with Austin Aries, Chris Sabin, and Velvet Sky.
An #Impact365 video plays. It has Velvet Sky in her house where she says she received a package from her boyfriend. She wants to open it for us. She reads the letter attached. The letter states that he is sorry and to bring the presents in the box to Impact this week. She opens it and finds a teddy bear and then some type of object. She has no idea what it is. She shuts off the camera.
Austin Aries’ music plays as they show Christy Hemme introducing this match. Aries walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. Chris Sabin and Velvet Sky walk down the ramp. Sky goes in the cage as she has a package in her hand. The referee locks it.
Austin Aries vs. Chris Sabin (c) for the X-Division Title w/ Velvet Sky in a locked cage
The bell sounds and both move around the ring. They lock-up and Aries applies a headlock and then goes behind him to lock the arms and then goes for the head lock again. Sabin backs Aries up in the corner. He backs up to break it out in the corner. They lock-up and Sabin applies a headlock. Aries puts Sabin in the corner this time and then does a huge chop to the chest. Sabin runs to him but Aries does an arm drag and then takes him down for a cover and then another cover but Sabin keeps kicking out. Aries applies a bridge submission but Sabin rakes the eyes of Aries to break it. Aries tosses Sabin to the outside. Aries climbs the corner but Sabin runs to him and knocks him off. He then gets in the ring and rakes the back. He has Aries’ legs locked on the top corner and upside down. Sabin does a baseball slide to the face and then covers. Aries kicks out.
Sabin tosses Aries to the outside. Sabin taunts. Aries goes to the apron and Sabin does a suplex. He covers but Aries kicks out. Sabin tosses Aries over the ropes but he lands on the apron. Chris goes to him but Aries attacks him multiple times with elbow shots and punches. He brings Sabin down and then does a springboard moonsault. He cores but Sabin kicks out. Aries has Sabin and goes for the Brain Buster but Sabin gets out of it. He lifts Aries up but he gets out and puts Chris in the corner. Aries runs and does a huge running dropkick. Aries goes after Sabin but he trips him on the ropes. Sabin goes to the outside and grabs the package Sky brought out. He looks and sees the teddy bear. He yells, “Where is the pipe?” Aries climbs the corner and jumps to Sabin. He knocks him down with a double forearm smash. He brings Sabin in the ring. He puts him in the corner and does a running dropkick and then does a Brain Buster. He covers and wins.
Winner and New X-Division Champion: Austin Aries
A video plays showing Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards. They start talking about Dixie Carter. She doesn’t know what she is doing. Knowledge comes power. She goes over Youtube and wants to give them tryout match while she knew what they were about already. The new investor knows! Next week, the new investor will be revealed to the world! A new genesis begins!
A video plays showcasing Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle and their recent history since Bound for Glory. They battled a couple of times but Roode continues to have Kurt’s number. Kurt challenges Roode to one more match. It will be tonight and it is in a Steel Cage! Kurt’s Hall of Fame opportunity is on the line!
Bobby Roode’s music plays and he comes out on the stage as the Steel Cage is around the ring. Roode walks up the steps and gets in the ring. He waits. Kurt Angle’s music plays and he walks down the ramp. He is coming to the ring. The match is next.
Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle in a Steel Cage Match — To determine Kurt’s Hall of Fame induction
They go to lock-up but Roode goes right after Kurt. Kurt comes back and whips Roode in the ropes. Roode comes back and kicks him in the chest. Kurt pops up and does a belly to belly suplex. He then takes Roode to the corner and punches him multiple times. He climbs the corner and continues to punch but Roode lifts him up and slams him head and back first into the steel cage. Roode goes right on the attack now with kicks, stomps and elbow drops. He covers but Kurt kicks out. Roode puts Kurt in the corner and does a chop. He whips him into the opposing corner. Roode charges and does a closeline. Kurt falls. Roode gets him up and does a suplex. He covers but Kurt kicks out. Roode stomps on him and then chokes him with his boot. Roode gets him up and puts him in a power bomb formation. He goes to lift him up but Kurt takes his legs out form under him and then does a huge catapult and it sends Roode face first into the corner. Kurt gets up and does a german suplex. He does another. He does the third. He waits. Roode gets up and goes for the Angle Slam but Roode does an arm drag to get out of it. Both get up and Kurt runs to him but Roode sidesteps and goes right into the cage. Roode grabs him and does a spine buster. He covers but Kurt kicks out.
Roode gets Kurt up on his shoulders but Kurt slides out and smashes Roode face first into the cage. He covers but Roode kicks out. Kurt takes down his singlet and then goes right after the ankle! Ankle Lock! Roode stands up and does a huge kick to the back of the head with his free leg. Kurt gets up and Roode does a closeline from behind. He covers Kurt but Angle kicks out. Roode stands and goes to the door but Kurt grabs the leg. Roode pounds on Kurt’s back and then slams Angle face first into the cage. Roode goes to the corner and starts climbing. He is near the top of the cage but Angle runs up and hooks on the leg of Bobby. He pulls Bobby down and they stand on the top rope. Roode pounds Kurt’s head into the cage. Kurt does the same to Roode. He does it several times and Roode falls down onto the mat. Kurt looks around and then starts climbing to the top. He gets to the top and then looks around. He then crawls over to the corner of the cage. He stands on the top. He then does a huge moonsault on the top of the cage!! Roode moves out of the way and Kurt crashes and burns! Both are down. Roode slowly crawls to the cage door. He goes through the opening and is calmest done. He is climbing down the steps. Kurt crawls over and grabs Roode’s ankle. He starts pulling Roode. He is pulling Roode back in the ring. The door closes but Roode pushes Kurt down with his free leg. He goes through the door again. Kurt crawls over again and grabs Roode!
He applies the Ankle Lock on Roode and drags him to the center of the ring. The door closes. Roode rolls through and Kurt goes face first into the steel cage. Roode lifts him up and does the Roode Bomb. He covers but Kurt kicks out! Roode slowly stands. He goes to the corner and starts to climb. Roode stands on the top rope but Kurt gets up and runs to him. He starts pounding on Roode’s back and then does a huge super Angle Slam! Kurt slowly starts to stand but he stumbles to the ropes. Kurt goes to the corner and starts to climb. Roode is down holding his ankle. Kurt reaches the top of the cage. Roode gets up and starts climbing as well. Roode grabs Kurt’s he’d and arm. He starts punching him and dragging him back in the ring. Both are on the top rope. They exchange punches and chops and elbow shots. Kurt continues to hit him and Roode falls between the ropes right between the legs. Kurt continues to climb. He is on the top. He turns to go down. Roode starts going to the door. He climbs on the steel steps. Kurt jumps down and his feet touch before Roode! Winner: Kurt Angle
Angle is down holding his knee. He gets up and the referees raise his arms. He goes up the ramp as replay footage is shown.
Rockstar Spud is backstage. Ethan walks up to him and asks him if he has a minute. Spud says he does but he isn’t sure how much longer he has left. Ethan tries to convince Spud that he is actually something. He is a champion… he is the British Bootcamp Champion. Ethan says everyone knows about The American Dream but Spud is The British Dream. Spud likes that. Ethan tells him to work on the weak points. He says Spud may be small but he is large. He is a lion! He tells Spud to roar. ROAR! Ethan kisses him and Spud is ready. Ethan walks away and makes a face. Spud throws a chair as he keeps roaring.
The Bro Mans get in the ring as well as Zema Ion. Jessie is on the mic and says they are Team Dixie and talks about taking their pictures. Robbie grabs the mic and says The Bro Mans are running things. Hashtag Bro Mans ruling the world. Robbie then says Ion will be the next X-Division Champion. Ion takes the mic and says he is making him blush and then talks about Robbie and Jessie as they are the best tag team champions ever. Ion then talks about Eric Young and his cookie eating friend. Eric Young comes out and runs to the ring. He goes after Jessie, Robbie, and Ion. He keeps attacking them but they finally get the upper hand. Ion does a dropkick to Young and then Robbie and Jessie punch Young while he is on the mat. Just then, Abyss’ music plays and he comes to the ring. He gets in and double closelines The Bro Mans and then does a chokeslam on Jessie and then a Black Hole Slam on Robbie. Abyss then looks at Ion. Ion goes to run away but Abyss grabs him and lifts him up for the Shock Treatment. Abyss gets up and looks at EY. Young gets up and looks at Abyss. Abyss then goes for a chokeslam on EY. Abyss then looks around as the crowd chants, “No, No, No!” Abyss unlocks the choke and Abyss’ music hits. Abyss taunts as EY looks from behind.
Samoa Joe is backstage. The camera man asks him about his knee. Joe says his knee is fine. He then brings up Magnus and says he was with him last year and worked with him. However, Magnus turned on everyone. This is Joe’s genesis and he is going to send a message. The message is pain. Spud will receive that message. His path of destruction starts with Spud.
Kurt Angle is backstage and he says Sting is the cornerstone of TNA. If he loses he may not come back. He says he tried to talk Sting out of it. The camera man tells Kurt to look in the camera to tell Sting what it means for him to be there. Kurt says Sting is important for the company and if they lose him… Kurt starts to tear up. Kurt says he loves Sting and wishes him the best. He hopes he wins, but if he doesn’t… goodbye.
Rockstar Spud’s music plays and he comes out through the curtain. He walks up the steps and gets in the ring. Samoa Joe comes down and gets right in the ring as his music plays.
Rockstar Spud vs. Samoa Joe
Joe and Spud go in the middle of the ring. Spud tries to trash talk him. Joe turns his back to let Spud take a shot. Spud then locks his arms around Joe but Joe spins and Spud flies in the air. Spud gets up and does more trash talking and then does some kicks, punches, and chops. He turns and starts to yell and then shakes the middle rope like a mini Ultimate Warrior. He turns and Joe does a huge chop to Spud’s chest. He starts to yell. Joe continues to attack but Spud gets away and climbs the ropes. He jumps but Joe catches him and goes for a choke but Spud hits Joe in the face and then goes for some kicks to the leg and knee of Joe. Spud continues but Joe isn’t messing around anymore. He takes Spud to the corner, lifts him up, and does the Muscle Buster. He then does the Rear Naked Choke. Spud taps. Winner: Samoa Joe
Joe grabs a mic. He says Magnus faces Sting one-on-one tonight. If Dixie or anyone of her boys in Dixieland has a problem with it then they have to go through Joe.
Sting’s music hits and he comes to the ring. Magnus’ music plays and he comes out. He has the TNA World Championship around his waist but he then lifts it above his head. He comes to the ring. Jeremy Borash introduces each star. Samoa Joe is at ringside.
Sting vs. Magnus (c) — Contract vs. Championship — No DQ & No Countout
Sting and Magnus move around the ring. Sting does his Woo and then they lock-up! Sting is able to knock Magnus down with a shoulder block. Magnus goes in the ropes this time and he knocks Sting down. Both get up. Sting hits him and Magnus goes to the corner for a retreat. Magnus walks around and they lock-up. Magnus works on the arm of Sting. He twists it. Sting counters and works on the arm now. Magnus rolls through and starts working on Sting’s. Sting works on Magnus’ and flips him over. Magnus stands quickly and looks on. Magnus walks around and goes to lock-up again but he knees Sting in the gut and then pounds on his back. He stomps on Sting as he is down on the mat. Magnus gets Sting up and Sting fights back with punches. Magnus stops him though. Magnus lifts him up but Sting slides behind and goes for the Scorpion Death Drop but Magnus leaves. He goes in the ropes and Sting elbows him. Magnus goes in the ropes again and they do a double closeline. Both are down.
Dixie Carter comes out as she tells Ethan Carter III to go to the ring. As he does, Samoa Joe stands in his way. They are face to face. Ethan slowly backs up and goes up the ramp.
Sting takes Magnus down and goes for the Scorpion Death Lock. He does! Magnus is screaming. Just then, Bad Influence comes out and goes right after Joe. Ethan comes out and goes after Sting. Sting breaks the submission. Ethan continues to go after him as Bad Influence bring Joe in. Joe fights back and toss Daniels and Kaz over the ropes. Sting comes back and tosses Ethan over the ropes. All three are on the outside. Joe bounces off the ropes and does a huge suicide dive on all of them. Sting has Magnus in the corner and punches him. He then does a hip toss. Magnus gets up and Magnus goes for a suplex but Sting slides behind him and hits the Scorpion Death Drop. He covers. Just then, Zema Ion pulls the referee to the outside. Samoa Joe gets up and goes after Ion. The Bro Mans come out and attack Joe and toss him in the steel steps.
Influence, Bro Mans, and Ion enter the ring and goes right after Sting. Just then, Kurt Angle runs down. He goes after The Bro Mans and then Influence. He hits Kaz and Daniels with a german suplex and Ion with a belly to bell suplex. He hits Kaz and Daniels with Angle Slams. He leaves the ring and goes after Ion. Magnus climbs the corner. Sting gets up and does a huge superplex from the corner. Sting covers. The referee comes in and counts but Magnus kicks out at two. Sting puts Magnus in the corner and goes for the Stinger Splash but he moves and Sting hits the referee. Magnus climbs the corner. He jumps but Sting grabs him and then locks in the Scorpion Death Lock. Bobby Roode runs out and hits Sting from behind. He then exits the scene. Magnus gets Sting up and hits him with a power bomb type move. Dixie Carter brings Earl Hebner down the ramp. She tells him to to count. Earl slowly counts: 1-2-3. Dixie gets in and starts celebrating.
Winner and Still TNA World Champion: Magnus
Dixie helps Magnus up. Ethan Carter III gets in the ring. Dixie hands Magnus Sting’s contract. Magnus starts ripping it up. He rips it right on top of Sting. He throws the paper down. Magnus grabs his championship and raises it. Ethan and Dixie raise their arms. The show fades.