This is the FIghtful.com live coverage for tonight's episode of TNA IMPACT Wrestling on POP TV! Tonight the new TNA IMPACT Grand Champion will address his title win this past week, Laurel Van Ness looks to get rid of Maria's Allie problem in a match then in our main event we have Eddie Edwards defending his TNA World title against perennial contender EC3! Who will walk away with the title? Will EC3 become a two time champion or will Eddie stay champion and retain his title? Be sure to come back here at 8PM EST to find out!
-MOOSE comes out to start the show and says he's devoted his life to team sports and that they played for one prize, a championship, saying this is the first major title he's ever won and thanks the fans. Drew Galloway comes out and gets in the face of Moose then demands he say his name. Moose says he knows exactly who he is, Drew Galloway and Drew says he's back. Drew tells a story about the IMPACT Grand Championship being made for him, but he got injured. Drew makes analogies to the NFL and says he wants a fight and asks him to a match. Before he can say anything Aron Rex comes out and says he has a rematch clause and invokes it right now.
Aron Rex vs Moose IMPACT Grand Championship Match
Moose is in control early until Rex hits him and sends him out of the ring and back into it for a very close 2 count. He seemingly used the power of the punch, but it wasn't enough then puts on a side headlock on Moose. Rex tosses Moose back outside then slams him into the apron before rolling him back in for a quick 1 count then puts on another headlock as we get to the 30 second mark. Moose powers out, but Rex drops him for another quick 1 count then Moose chops him, Rex running around as round 1 comes to a close.
Winner: Round 1 goes to Rex
Moose hits Rex repeatedly then teases the Game Changer, but Rex goes to the outside and rakes the eyes of Moose before putting him back in the ring and hitting a series of knee drops for two quick 2 counts. Moose chops Rex when they go to the outside then Rex sends him back first into the apron before rolling him back into the ring as the round is down to a minute. Moose powers out of a hold on the ground, but Rex hits a kitchen sink then Rex hits a series of knee drops then an elbow drop for a close 2 count as round 2 ends.
Winner: Round 2 goes to Rex
Moose is aggressive early and hits the Game Changer within the first 30 seconds for the pin and the win.
Winner: Moose via pinfall
Mark Andrews vs Aiden O'Shea
Andrews uses his speed early to try and keep O'Shea away, but he catches him and hits a powerslam before stomping on him then hitting him with a series of punches in the corner, Andrews raking his eyes. O'Shea sends Mark across the ring then clubs him on the apron before missing a punch then Mark dropkicks him through the ropes, but O'Shea grabs him and drops him with a right hand at ringside before putting Mark back into the ring. O'Shea drops Mark with a headbutt then elbows him in the chest, following up with more right hands. Andrews counters a powerslam then comes off the top rope, but O'Shea catches him, Mark sending him over the top rope then dives over the top rope onto him. Mark hits a seated senton then a shooting star press for the pin and the win.
Winner: Mark Andrews via pinfall
Al Snow & Mahabali Shera vs The Tribunal Strap Match
Snow and Shera attack Baraka and Dax on the ramp then the Tribunal are in control as soon as the match starts, tapping three turnbuckles before they're stopped then Dax chokes Snow with the strap. The Tribunal then hit Shera and Snow with the straps before Baraka taps 6 and Dax taps 5. Snow and Shera turn the tables and hit them with the straps then toss The Tribunal out of the ring before hitting all six turnbuckles.
Winner: Al Snow & Mahabali Shera
-Next we have Matt dreaming about apocalypto then EC3 talks about his title match tonight as Drake shows up, but can't say a word, just making a motion that EC3 is going to choke, EC3 saying Drake choked and it will get him the belt tonight. Next Matt, Jeff, Reby and Maxel come out to the ring. Matt says he is there to confirm the rumors of Total Nonstop Deletion next week, saying it was so amazing, that Dixie couldn't promote it, Vince couldn't promote it and not even Paul Heyman could. He talks about the entire show being from his house and there will be a variety of matches and Senor Benjamin and Vanguard One. Matt tries to get Maxel's attention, but he's not really paying attention then Matt says he'll make his in ring debut next week and he claps. Matt mentions a tag team apocalypto, saying they invite every tag team in the world for their TNA Tag Team titles. Gregory Shane Helms comes out and says that he is accepting the invitation to the show. DECAY come out next and say they haven't forgotten about them and that they may have retreated, but they've got the Knockouts belt and they'll win the tag belts again.
Laurel Van Ness vs Allie
-Before the match we find out that Braxton Sutter trained Allie As the match starts Allie is in control with a series of arm drags then Laurel whips her leg out from under Allie, smashing her face into the canvas repeatedly as Braxton cheers her on at ringside. Laurel headbutts Allie then puts a submission on her in the ropes before Braxton gives her some advice, Allie hitting Laurel repeatedly then dropping her with a clothesline then a suplex. They clothesline each other then Mike comes out and he fights with Sutter at ringside then Mike and Braxton fight to the back. Allie is hit by Laurel from behind then she hits a facebuster, following up with an attempted curb stomp, but Allie hits her with a reverse DDT for the pin and the win.
Winner: Allie via pinfall
Eddie Edwards vs EC3 TNA World Championship Match
They lock up to start the match for a clean break then they have a few grappling exchanges, deciding to lock up again then EC3 drops Eddie then Eddie puts on an arm submission, but EC3 gets out of it. EC3 hits a running knee, but Eddie rolls to the outside, EC3 suplexing Eddie back into the ring for a quick 1 count as we go to commercial.
They exchange chops in the center of the ring then EC3 clotheslines Eddie in the corner before hitting a fall away suplex for a quick 2 count then puts on a chin lock, but Eddie powers out then EC3 chops him repeatedly until Eddie chops EC3 a few times. Eddie hits a frankensteiner then chops EC3 repeatedly, dropping him repeatedly then chops him some more until EC3 comes back with a series of clotheslines then Eddie sends EC3 to the outside, diving out after him. EC3 comes back in and hits a powerbomb on Eddie after trying to roll him up for a close 2 count then hits a sit out powerbomb for another close 2 count. Eddie hits a blue thunder bomb for a close 2 count of his own then goes up top, but EC3 hits the ropes then meets Eddie, hitting a superplex off the top rope, but Eddie rolls him up for a close 2 count then hits an enzuigiri. EC3 turns Eddie inside out with a clothesline then Eddie hits the Boston Knee Party, but EC3 rolls out of the ring right after to avoid being pinned. Eddie rolls up EC3 for a quick 2 count then puts on a single leg Boston crab, but EC3 gets to the ropes. EC3 hits an enzuigiri then Eddie hits one of his own then EC3 puts on a rear naked choke, but EC3 is pinned because his shoulders were on the mat when he was choking Eddie. It turns out Eddie tapped, but EC3 was pinned at the same time so the match is announced as a no contest.
Winner: No Contest