Samoa Joe has become the number one contender for the World Title currently held by Magnus.
Joe, and tag team partner Kurt Angle, put their careers on the line in an all or nothing tag team match in Glasgow.
The stipulations of the match dictated that if Joe and Angle defeated Magnus and partner EC3, then the wrestler who made the decisive pin or submission would get a title shot. If they lost, they would be forced to follow AJ Styles and Sting out of TNA.
But with the aid of the new mystery investor – revealed to be former WWE star MVP, who threatened any interfering wrestler with instant dismissal – Joe forced Magnus to tap out.
Defeat for Magnus could leave company owner Dixie Carter in a precarious position. As the start of the night, she instructed her champion not to take part in the match, but the goading of Joe and Angle got the better of the Brit, who instead agreed.
MVP, backed by TNA’s newest tag team – The Wolves duo of Eddie Edwards and Dave Richards, has been able to overturn a number of Carter’s decisions in recent weeks, and engineered another triumph before revealing his identity at the end of the show.
Elsewhere, the Bro Mans retained their Tag Team titles with a disqualification victory over the pair of Eric Young and Abyss. After growing frustrated with the slow-moving nature of the match, the monster attempted to attack Zema Ion at ringside and, when the referee attempted to intervene, he used his ‘shock treatment’ move on the official.
Abyss then turned his attention to his own partner, attacking him with a choke slam. Unperturbed, Young told Abyss that there was “one final experiment” he wanted him to undertake: a monster’s ball match against him. This will take place next week in Manchester.
James Storm and Gunner finally reconciled their relationship following their recent feud, which culminated in Gunner climbing over Storm to retrieve the Feast or Fired briefcase that earned him a World Title shot.
The Cowboy offered up a seemingly heartfelt apology to his former tag team partner, telling him that he would have his back over the coming weeks. The pair then combined to defeat Bad Influence in an impromptu match-up.
Bully Ray is still desperate for his revenge against Mr. Anderson. This time, he came to the ring with a coffin, and told his former Aces & Eights colleague that he wanted one more match against him, with the only way to win being to put your opponent inside the casket. A deranged Anderson was having none of it, slamming the coffin door into the face of Ray before attacking him with a steel chair, causing the two-time World Champion to run.
And finally, Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky reunited for the first time in three years, as the duo previously known as ‘the Beautiful People’ came back together to defeat Gail Kim and Lei’d Tapa – with Velvet getting the match winning pin on Kim.
After the match, Chris Sabin came to the ring to berate Velvet for her actions in his X Division title match against Austin Aries at Genesis, where Velvet failed to provide him with the weapon he had left with her at ringside. Sabin offered her one final chance to apologise, but Sky refused, slapping him and telling him that their relationship was over.
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