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TNA: Eric Young unmasks Abyss

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Joseph Park and Abyss are one and the same.

Abyss might have made good on his promise and defeated Eric Young in spectacular fashion in the pair’s Monster's Ball match, but Young did achieve something no-one thought possible – stripping off the mask of the Monster and revealing his true identity.

It was a match dominated by Abyss, with the Monster attacking Young with a variety of weaponry. However, Young was able to respond to the punishment, flipping Abyss onto a set of thumbtacks and preventing him from using his iconic weapon Janice.

An angered Abyss launched his infamous Black Hole Slam move to win the match, but caught sight of his own reflection in a shard of broken mirror after completing the pin, seemingly realising for the first time exactly who he is.

Elsewhere on Impact, Samoa Joe defeated Bobby Roode by submission to remain the number one contender to the World Heavyweight Championship.

The Samoan Submission Machine won the right to challenge title holder Magnus at Lockdown, when he made the Brit tap out in a tag match also including Kurt Angle and Ethan Carter III. But Roode called in a favour from company owner Dixie Carter, who offered him the chance to fight Joe and win himself the match in Miami.

But the It Factor fell short, with Joe launching his muscle buster move from the ropes, before turning his attack into a choke hold, forcing Roode to concede victory.

Angle, meanwhile, suffered a worrying injury at the hands of EC3, who intervened in the Olympic gold medallist's non-title match-up with Magnus – a match sanctioned at the start of the evening by TNA’s new investor, MVP.

Carter attacked Angle from behind, breaking an ankle lock that had looked set to win him the match with his former Main Event Mafia colleague. He proceeded to target Angle’s injured knee with a series of savage assaults, including several blows with a steel chair.

The Warrior was helped from the ring by medical staff, while EC3 stood and admired the damage he had done.

Austin Aries retained his X Division Title, after Zema Ion cashed in his Feast or Fired briefcase for a shot at the self-proclaimed ‘Greatest Man that Ever Lived’. Aries had come to the ring to address the crowd and inform them of his intentions to trade in his belt and invoke ‘option c’ for a shot at the World Title, as he has done once before when he defeated Roode for the Championship.

However, he was interrupted by the Bro Mans, who distracted him long enough to allow Ion to attack from behind. On five separate occasions the challenger had pin attempts broken at two, and as the match wore on and the effects of the surprise attack were negated, there was only likely to be one winner. Aries landed his favoured brain-buster move and successfully landed the pin.

Bully Ray made his intentions clear ahead of his casket match with Mr. Anderson in Manchester, pile-driving a helpless Curry Man, informing him that he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Chris Sabin also offered a challenge, to his former girlfriend Velvet Sky. Whether the former Knockout’s Champion arrives for the supposed one-on-one match remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, MVP and Dixie Carter traded metaphorical blows for the first time, with TNA’s new investor telling his ‘partner’, that the “party was over”.

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