TNA Impact Wrestling results: Eddie Edwards vs. CodyBy Dave Bath | @bath_dave | Oct 20, 2016 8:01 pm
Previously: Moose defeated Ethan Carter III to earn a spot in tonight’s number one contender's match. Also, Cody Rhodes made his Impact debut by defeating “The Miracle” Mike Bennett.
Tonight: Eddie Edwards will defend the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Cody. Additionally, Moose goes one-on-one with Bobby Lashley for a shot at the World title.
- Cody started the night off by telling a story. He told his father when he was 15 years old that he wanted to be a wrestler. Dusty Rhodes said he could be a wrestler as long he was the best. Cody mentioned that the only way to be the best is to be the World Heavyweight champion.
That brought out the champion. Eddie Edwards told Cody that he respects him, and everyone in the back respects him. Lashley interrupted and told them he’s going to beat the winner and it doesn’t matter who it is. Moose then came down to the ring for his match against Lashley.
“The Destroyer” Bobby Lashley defeated Moose to earn a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Moose sent Lashley to the outside and dove over the top rope onto him. Lashley hit a superplex but Moose got right up to his feet and hit a spear for a very close near fall. Moose set up for the Go to Hell but Lashley countered by hitting the spear from the second turnbuckle to pick up the win. Lashley is the number one contender for the TNA World Championship.
- Jeremy Borash interviewed The Tribunal. They asked if they had Billy Corgan's attention. Suddenly, a black and white video with distorted narration interrupted. It was the three guys in white masks. They said that the clock is ticking and chaos arrives tonight.
- An infomercial for “The Fixer” Tyrus aired. He can fix any problem for you.
- Aron Rex was Eli Drake's guest on Facts of Life. They talked about Rex’s title defense against Jesse Godderz last week. Rex brought up EC3. Drake called EC3 a piece of trash and pressed the "Dummy, Yeah" button. That brought out EC3 but he was stopped by security. Drake yelled to cut to commercial.
Back from commercial, EC3 was in the ring and challenged Drake. EC3 dared Drake to press the button, and EC3 dove onto security and brawled with Drake when he pressed it. Rex tried to break it up but EC3 hit him. Rex then helped Drake beat down EC3 until Godderz ran out for the save.
TNA Tag Team Champions The Broken Hardys w/ Reby defeated The Tribunal (Basile Baraka & Baron Dax) to retain their titles
The Hardys' entrance consists of Reby playing the piano with Jeff singing the lyrics and Matt saying “Obsolete." The Tribunal isolated Jeff in their corner. Matt got the hot tag and ran wild. Jeff hit a Twist of Fate on Baraka and Matt followed up with a second Twist of Fate for the win to retain their titles.
Suddenly, the lights went out and the three guys in the white masks appeared in the ring. They beat down The Tribunal and had a stare down with The Hardys.
- In the back, Allie practiced in the mirror telling Maria that she doesn’t like how she’s being treated. Braxton Sutter approached Allie and was really nice to her. Laurel Van Ness showed up and told Sutter he doesn’t have to be nice to Allie. Allie left and Van Ness flirted with Sutter but he seemed uninterested.
- Another video aired from the mysterious masked trio. They said that the attacks have only just begun.
- Lashley approached Cody in the back and they argued. Lashley said that if they don’t meet next week, their paths will cross at some point.
- Maria, Van Ness, and Allie were in the ring. Maria blamed Allie for her loss last week. Allie finally stood up for herself and said the blame is all Maria’s. Van Ness jumped Allie from behind and beat her down. Maria announced that next week Allie will face Van Ness.
- In the back, Edwards and Lashley had a confrontation. Lashley said everyone should be afraid of him.
- Tyrus promised to fix Mahabali Shera and make him a top guy. Tyrus sent Shera to the ring for a match.
- Backstage, EC3 and Godderz challenged Eli and Rex to a match next week.
“The Miracle” Mike Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis-Bennett defeated Mahabali Shera
Shera locked on a bear hug but Bennett raked his eyes and hit the M.I.P. to win the match.
- At ringside, Mackenzie Mitchell interviewed X Division Champion DJ Z. They talked about Team X Gold. Z said that his team is the best. This brought out Rockstar Spud, who promised to bring his own team next week.
TNA World Champion Eddie Edwards defeated Cody w/ Brandi Rhodes to retain his title
They started off with some fast-paced back and forth action. They were pretty even and nobody gained the advantage. The pace quickened and Edwards sent Cody to the outside. As Edwards entered the ring, Cody caught him with the Beautiful Disaster and followed up with a springboard crossbody onto Edwards on the floor.
Cody hit the muscle buster for a near fall. The finish came when Cody hit a superplex off the top. As they laid in the ring, Edwards rolled up Cody for the win to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
After the match, Edwards left Cody in the ring and let him have his moment. Brandi was standing on the apron when Maria pulled her down and sent her head first into the apron. Cody checked on Brandi as The Miracle and Maria celebrated.
Next time: Eddie Edwards will defend the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Bobby Lashley. Also, Allie will go one-on-one with Laurel Van Ness. In tag action, EC3 and Jesse Godderz take on Aron Rex and Eli Drake.