Welcome to the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of TNA IMPACT on POP! Tonight on the heels of his victory over Bobby Lashley and the subsequent beating he incurred last week, Eddie Edwards is set to defend his TNA World title against Cody! Be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all the action!
-We open with a recap of Gail beating Maria for control of the Knockouts then Cody and Eddie talk about their match tonight. Cody comes out alone without Brandi. Cody talks about being from Georgia and being a fan of country music, saying tonight is something significant and he left WWE because he wants to create moments. He talks about his match tonight then tells a story about his father, telling about how he was about to tell Dusty he wanted to be a wrestler. Cody says he got quiet then said told him he would be fine with it, only if he was the best. Cody then promises he'll become the champion tonight as Eddie comes out. Eddie says he respects Cody and talks about how he has always been able to reinvent himself. Eddie says TNA fans embrace them for who they are. Eddie asks if Cody truly knows who he is. Cody says he's Eddie will know who he is when he beats him tonight. Eddie says he's champion for a reason, that he beat Lashley and that he will prove luck had nothing to do with it. They face off then Lashley comes out. Lashley says he sees the future, him destroying whoever wins the match tonight. Lashley says neither of them are real or a real fighter and whoever stands in his way will get hurt as Moose comes out as we go to commercial.
Lashley vs Moose
They exchange strikes then Moose sends Lashley to the outside with a dropkick, following him to the outside, but Lashley drives him into the post then hits a suplex on the floor. Lashley drives his head into the steps then rolls Moose back into the ring, Lashley dropping Moose with a series of strikes in the corner. Lashley goes to the top rope, but Moose drops him with a dropkick to the outside, Moose diving out onto Lashley then putting him back into the ring. Moose hits a powerbomb then a senton for a quick 2 count, Lashley hitting a dominator for a close 2 count. Lashley hits a superplex, but Moose is right up and spears Lashley for a close 2 count of his own. They exchange strikes then Lashley spears Moose for a close 2 count, following up with a second spear, but Moose counters it and hits the Game Changer for a very close 2 count. Moose goes for Go To Hell, but Lashley hits a spear off the top rope for the pin and the win.
Winner: Lashley via pinfall
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