Impact Wrestling 7/31/14….Destination X

Austin Aries is being shown in a taped segment. He is in the arena, inside an empty Hammerstein Ballroom. He tells Bobby Lashley that in a few short hours, he shows the world that he is ready to be the new World Heavyweight Champion.

Destination X is ready.

Lord, we kick the show off with Team Dixie.

She needs heel music, dammit.

We see Gene Snitsky and Ezekiel Jackson with Team Dixie. Their heroes, Tommy Dreamer, Devon, and Bully Ray were shown lying on the ground last week. These fans are pathetic, because they are living in the past.

Rhino orders we show the Carters some respect.

Dixie will give us EC-Dub, if we want it, but she will give us fresh, younger, the real EC-Dub. She has given us the true star, of a real company….EC3.

She is the president, and EC3 is the general. Allow him to introduce us to his army.

First, Ezekiel Jackson will be known as Reckon. Everytime we cheer for ECW, we cheer for Gene Snitsky. Now comes the mercenary, a man who wants cash, and is known for three words….Gore!! Gore!! Gore!! This is Rhino.

Devon, Bully, and Bully, they are valiant warriors, but he challenges one final battle.

The crowd wants tables, and EC3 tells us that Dixie will never go through a table.

One final battle, they tear the building down, and then build it back, brick by brick, and call it the house The Carters built.

One final battle.

Tonight, A-Double goes after World Title gold against Lashley.

Also tonight, a trio of wrestlers have an opportunity to move on for X-Division gold.

Homicide Vs Brian Cage Vs Lo-Ki will battle for a qualifying match.

But first, Tag Team Title match is on….The Hardys Vs The Wolves.

The Wolves won in a very good match with a Double Backstabber, Davey pinning Matt.

The Wolves are still the World Tag Team Champions.

All four men shake hands, very good to see and The Wolves bow down to The Hardys greatness.

Lo-Ki is back for one last run. The X-Division is what put TNA on the map.

Lo-Ki and Samoa Joe are face to face, Lo-Ki in action, next.

We are in New York City, moments ago, The Wolves defeated The Hardys in an awesome match, and retain the Tag Titles.

DJ Z Vs Manik Vs Lo-Ki in a qualifying match for the X-Division Title.

Lo-Ki wins the match with a K-Krusher, pinning Manik. He now moves on to wrestle next week in a Triple Threat for the X-Division Title.

Last week, Sanada turned on his mentor, The legendary Great Muta. “Cowboy” James Storm approves.

Storm is in the ring.

Storm tells us what happened last week was not a student turning on his mentor, but a student finally seeing the right way. Sanada’s leader wasn’t even a part of this damn country, and Storm is the new leader of the revolution. He is now Sanada’s great teacher.

Storm introduces us to the new Sanada.

Sanada Vs Brian Cage Vs Crazzy Steve in a qualifying match to the Triple Threat match next week.

Sanada wins, and advances with a Bridge Suplex, pinning Steve.

Earlier tonight, EC3 challenged Team Extreme to one final battle.

Bully Ray, Devon, and Dreamer are in the back. They already know their answer. And we will find out, next.

Bobby Roode approaches Austin Aries. Deja vu all over again. 2 years ago, Aries defeated Bobby Roode for the World Heavyweight Title.

Roode tells Aries that wasn’t a fluke. He proved on that night, he was the better man. This is about what happened the last 6 months, MVP kicked them out of the company, this is about redemption.

Aries tells Roode when he wins tonight, he would like nothing better than to give Bobby a World Title match.

It wasn’t a fluke.

Bully Ray, Dreamer, and Devon come out to the ring.

These three men, he would bleed, sweat, and die for the fans, with what Dreamer says. This is about the work ethic, which is what ECW was about. He would go to war with guys like Roode, Eric Young, Austin Aries, The Wolves. Tommy loves this business. EC3, let’s go to war right now.

Team Dixie comes out, EC3 informs them they will go to war on their own Carter time….next week.

Bully tells Ethan they don’t want to go to war next week, this is New York. Bully can start a riot now.

If they name the time, Bully will name the terms.

8-man weapons match. Bully makes a promise that next week, Ethan’s Aunt Dixie will go through a table this time, next week.

Oh, my brother….testify.

Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle are talking, shake hands. He informs Jason Hervey that they just had an intense conversation, and we just came to no limits.

It’s official, next week….an 8-man Hardcore War Weapons match with Team Bully Ray Vs Team Ethan.

Team EC3 is discussing battle plans, and Dixie orders them this their time.

Last week, The Beautiful People attacked Taryn Terrell and Gail Kim.

Next week, The Beautiful People are going to make an announcement worthy of Destination X.

Someone in a mask is coming soon.

Samoa Joe comes to the ring.

New York City, welcome to Destination X. Joe was having a talk with Kurt. He told him tonight was about reinvigorating the X-Division. You can’t reinvigorate the X-Division without Samoa Joe.

Put him in the match, and Joe will be the next X-Division Champion.

Joe Vs Tigre Uno Vs Homicide it is.

Joe pins Homicide with a Muscle Buster.

Next week, for the X-Division Title, a three-waydance…Samoa Joe Vs Lo-Ki Vs Sanada.

Video from Bram and Abyss.

Abyss has gone through everything, tables, glass, barb-wire. But when Bram put Janice into Abyss, he went too far. So he has 2 rickets for Monster’s Ball. Bram, what could make him feel this way? My Girl.

Aries Vs Lashley video.

Aries Vs Lashley, for the World Heavyweight Championship is next.

Lashley wins with a spear, retaining his title. Aries hit a Brainbuster, but Lashley kicked out, and nailed the spear.

The show ends with Lashley celebrating with the World Title.

Next week, the unthinkable happens….Dixie Carter goes through a table.

Kevin’s Thoughts:

Another strong show, the best of the New York series so far. But next week’s show is also a must-see.

I loved the wrestling matches. Hardys and Wolves had a showcase of Tag Team Wrestling. The Wolves need a feud though, and maybe this will happen more than once between these four men?

Next week, an 8-man war, that might feature Dixie Carter going through a table. If you don’t like her, it might be time to check it out.

Joe being in the X-Division was fun. He should be the favorite to win the title.

Aries Vs Lashley was strong, and Lashley picks up another clean win. Who will Bobby lose to? It has to be someone who makes sense. Roode? Joe? Even Aries?

Overall, a fun show, and now I can’t wait to see what happens next week.

I don’t want to talk about the rumors, because at this time, it is rumors. I guess we will see what happens in the coming weeks, but tonight, for 2 hours, you escaped the notion TNA may not be around in a few months.

What were your thoughts on the show? Send them to me here.


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