TNA Impact Wrestling results: The Expedition of Gold beginsBy Dave Bath | @bath_dave | Feb 16, 2017 8:20 pm
Previously: Bobby Lashley defeated Eddie Edwards to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship after Davey Richards turned on Edwards and cost him the title. Additionally, The Broken Hardys used Vanguard 1 to teleport to Tijuana in search of Mexico’s tag team champions.
Tonight: The Expedition of Gold begins when The Broken Hardys take on Super Crazy & Psicosis for the Crash Tag Team Championship in Tijuana, Mexico. Plus, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett makes his TNA Impact debut.
Show Recap --
Brandi Rhodes & Moose defeated Rosemary & Crazzy Steve (w/ Abyss) in a mixed tag match
Rosemary teased starting the match with Brandi but she tagged out to Steve. Abyss knocked down Moose on the floor behind referee Earl Hebner’s back to give Steve the advantage. Brandi came in and ran wild on Rosemary. Moose and Brandi gave Steve and Rosemary the Game Changer to win the match.
- In the back, Brandi and Moose celebrated their victory. Moose told Brandi to call him if she ever has any problems.
- An intense Eddie Edwards came down to the ring. Edwards mentioned that last week Davey Richards choked him out while Angelina Love forced Alisha to watch. Richards and Love came out. Richards took credit for carrying Edwards and creating the Wolves Nation. Edwards and Richards ended up getting into a huge pull-apart brawl. Edwards will face Richards in a street fight later tonight.
- Last night, Mike Bennett threw a bachelor party for Braxton Sutter with all of Bennett’s friends. Bennett implied that one of his friends is a drug dealer.
- In Tijuana, Mexico, The Broken Hardys arrived at the Auditorio Municipal. They demanded to speak with the promoter.
- Last night, Maria Kanellis made Allie throw her friend a bachelorette party. It was at this point that Allie found out that the party was for Laurel Van Ness, who is marrying Sutter next week. That made Allie sad.
Jesse Godderz defeated Kingston
Kingston had the brief advantage but Godderz made a comeback and hit a springboard forearm to pick up the win. After the match, the lights went out and The DCC appeared in the ring but Godderz escaped.
- Last night, Sutter wanted to leave the party but Bennett wouldn't let him because that would mean that Bennett has to go home. Bennett corrected himself and told Sutter the party wouldn't be the same without him. Moments later, Bennett’s friend, George, splashed the drug dealer.
- Last night, Maria, Laurel, and Sienna were having a horrible time at the bachelorette party despite Allie’s attempts to have fun.
Fact of Life with Tyrus
Tyrus brought out his guest, Eli Drake. Tyrus was mad that Drake abandoned him in their match against The DCC. Drake told Tyrus that he owns the desk and Tyrus. This angered Tyrus, who challenged Drake to a match next week.
- In Tijuana, The Hardys finally had their meeting with the boss, Konnan. Konnan had no problem with them wrestling the champions as long as he didn't have to pay them.
- Last night, Maria gave Laurel lingerie for her wedding night. Allie is a ring bearer next week.
The Broken Hardys defeated Super Crazy & Psicosis to win the Crash Tag Team Championship
For legal reasons the referee was digitized. There was no commentary for the match. It was just various quick shots from the match in Tijuana. The finish of the match came when Matt hit the Twist of Fate on Psicosis and Jeff hit the Swanton for the win. The Hardys teleported out of Mexico before Konnan could get the belts back.
Brooke defeated Sienna (w/ Maria Kanellis)
Maria interfered to help Sienna get the early advantage over Brooke. The finish came when Brooke countered out of the AK-49 and rolled up Sienna to win the match.
- TNA World Champion Bobby Lashley made his way down to the ring. Lashley ran down all the guys he’s beaten in TNA. He said it doesn’t matter if it’s wrestling or MMA, there is nobody that can beat him.
This brought out the debuting former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett. Barnett challenged Lashley to a title match but Lashley told Barnett to go to the back and take a seat. Barnett went for an armbar, which angered Lashley. Lashley accepted Barnett’s challenge for a title match.
- Last night, everybody but Sutter had passed out at the bachelor party. Sutter placed Bennett in a compromising position with a stripper and took a picture.
Davey Richards (w/ Angelina Love) defeated Eddie Edwards in a street fight
Richards jumped Edwards from behind to start the match. Edwards made a comeback and hit a sick suicide dive. Edwards went to hit Richards with a chair, but Love came in with a chair of her own. Edwards took the chair from Love and Richards blasted Edwards with a second chair.
Richards and Love started making out in the ring when suddenly Edwards' wife Alisha ran down for the save. Love knocked her out with a forearm and handcuffed her to the ropes. Love went to hit Alisha with the chair, but Edwards covered his wife. Richards grabbed the chair and viciously beat Edwards with it.
Richards gave Edwards a concerto while Alisha was forced to watch. Love gave Earl Hebner a low blow and counted three as Richards covered Edwards with his foot.
Next Week: The Expedition of Gold continues when The Broken Hardys will challenge for the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship. Also, Josh Barnett challenges Bobby Lashley for the TNA World Heavyweight title. Even more! Next week will feature the wedding of Laurel Van Ness and Braxton Sutter.