Welcome to the Fightful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of TNA IMPACT Wrestling on POP! Tonight a new champion begins his reign as TNA World champion after Eddie Edwards overcame the odds and beat Bobby Lashley last week and we have the in ring debut of Cody and much more so be sure to come back here at 8PM EST for all the action!
-The new TNA World champion Eddie Edwards comes out to celebrate his win last week and says that it doesn't feel real to him and that he thanks everyone. Eddie says he'll be a fighting champion and that he'll face anyone any time and anywhere and that he will beat Lashley again. Lashley comes out and spears Eddie then tries to choke him unconscious. Lashley picks up the belt then tosses Eddie across the ring and spears him again. Lashley grabs a mic and says he'll punish him and take his belt and demands his rematch right now. Moose and EC3 come out and save Eddie as Lashley leaves. We then have plugs for Gail versus Maria, Cody versus Mike Bennett and Aron Rex versus Jessie Godderz.as we go to commercial.
-Billy Corgan is interviewed and says Lashley will face the winner of tonight's main event who he hasn't made yet.
Aron Rex vs Jessie Godderz IMPACT Grand Championship Match
They alternate holds for majority of the round, side headlocks on the feet. Very little happened this round besides minor holds and nothing more than a 1 count in 2 minutes and 30 seconds. All they did the entire round was minor locks, headlocks, wrist locks and shoulder locks.
Round 1 goes to Jessie Godderz
Rex gets a series of pins for a quick 2 count then Jessie puts another headlock on him on the ground. Rex gets a roll up for a quick 2 count then they spend a solid minute trying to put in a boston crab, Jessie getting it locked in with 1:30 left, but Rex gets out before there's a minute left. Jessie gets a quick 2 count then they alternate wrist locks to end the round.
Round 2 goes to Jessie Godderz
They go right back to headlocks and wrist locks until Godderz sends Rex out of the ring. Rex gets back in then Rex sends Jessie out of the ring. Rex hits Jessie with a knee then The Revelator out of no where for the pin and the win.
Winner: Aron Rex via pinfall with The Revelator
-Matt and Jeff talk about winning the tag titles and Matt declares this the Broken Era. We get a plug for Cody vs Mike Bennett then Matt and Jeff are coming out as we go to commercial.
-We have Maria and Allie backstage and Allie reads an email that Maria got, saying that she's banned, Sienna is banned and Laurel is banned from ringside. We have EC3 and Moose backstage as Lashley comes up and talks to them. Lashley says that EC3 and Moose will fight each other tonight. They recap the Wolf Creek Cage Match from last week then Matt and Jeff come out and address the crowd.
Matt says tonight is a celebration and talks about The Great War, saying Jeff repaid his debt to Matt and that the Broken Hardys are the greatest tag team in all of space and time, even the Young Bucks and New Day that he calls The Bucks of Youth and The Day That is New. They say they'll defend the titles again and again about 10 times and talks about Decay. Jeff sings his theme song then Matt has a premonition that the challenger to their belts will be determined tonight and that regardless of who they are they will suffer the most the most lethal one two punch in the business that is delete and obsolete. The Tribunal come out and attack them out of no where.