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TNA Impact Wrestling results: Eddie Edwards vs. Bobby Lashley


Previously: Cody and Brandi Rhodes defeated Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis-Bennett in last week’s main event. After the match, Bobby Lashley jumped Cody and beat him down.

Tonight: Eddie Edwards defends the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Lashley. Also, TNA World Tag Team Champions The Broken Hardys will put their gold on the line against The DCC.

Recap --

Brandi Rhodes started the night off coming out alone because of Lashley’s attack on Cody. last week She promised that Cody will be back to gain revenge against Lashley. Brandi started to talk about her future plans when Maria and Sienna interrupted. Maria wanted Brandi to join her lady squad. Brandi turned her down and brawled with Sienna. Maria distracted Brandi and Sienna jumped her from behind. Sienna gave Brandi the AK-47 to end the segment.

- Part one of a nice video package on the life of Eddie Edwards aired. It covered his childhood, his days training with Killer Kowalski, his mentor/friend David "Daddy Cat" Cahill, and his partnership with Davey Richards in TNA. It ended with the heel injury that Edwards suffered in his match against Richards.

Grand Champion Aron Rex defeated Jesse Godderz to retain his title

They were pushing that Rex used a mysterious illegal object last week, which are the large rings on his fingers covered up with tape. All three judges gave the first round to Godderz. The judges awarded the second round to Godderz as well.

Rex used a towel in between rounds on his hands, which apparently had some kind of chemical on it. He raked Godderz in the eyes and Godderz was blinded. Rex used the knockout punch with rings to win the match.

- A video package on Go For Broke aired next. DJ Z, Braxton Sutter, and Mark Andrews all said they’re very happy to be part of a team.

Go For Broke defeated Trevor Lee, Andrew Everett & Marshe Rocket and Rockstar Spud & Decay in a three-way Team X Gold match

There were three guys in the ring at the same time representing each team. Decay was double teaming everyone and got ejected from the match for not adhering to the referee's five count. Spud freaked out that he was left alone. Sutter hit Spud with the downward spiral to pick up the win for his team.

- Part two of the Eddie Edwards video package aired. This started with the heel injury that kept him out of action. It covered his marriage, return to the ring, and teaming with Richards, who ended up suffering an injury too. It ended with Edwards capturing the X Division title at Slammiversary. 

TNA Tag Team Champions The Broken Hardys and DCC fought to a no contest

The Hardys and DCC brawled to start the match. The DCC isolated Matt and worked him over. Jeff got the hot tag and ran wild. All three members of DCC jumped in the ring and the match got thrown out.

The Hardys and DCC fought all over in the back and the outside. Jeff needed to be revived and Matt threw water from the Lake of Reincarnation on Jeff. Jeff turned into the purple shirt-wearing, cigarette smoking Jeff. Matt and DCC member two fought on top of a forklift that was up very high. Matt got pushed off the top and landed hard on the ground. Jeff checked on him but Matt apparently lost his memory because he couldn’t recognize Jeff.

- Ethan Carter III came to the ring and called out Eli Drake. EC3 thought Drake was too scared to use his Bound For Gold title shot. EC3 challenged Drake for his Bound For Gold title shot and if EC3 loses he’ll disappear. Drake turned him down and promised to cash in his Bound For Gold world title shot next week.

- Jeremy Borash interviewed Lashley. He said he attacked Cody because Cody was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Lashley promised to win the world title tonight.

- Part three of the Edwards video package aired. It covered his first title shot in a cage against Lashley and the death of his mentor David Cahill. It ended on Edwards finally defeating Lashley to win the world title.

TNA World Champion Eddie Edwards defeated “The Destroyer” Bobby Lashley to retain his title

They brawled around ringside with Lashley in control. He gave Edwards a sick looking belly-to-belly overhead suplex on the ramp and then threw him into the crowd. Lashley used his wrist tape to choke out Edwards.

Edwards countered out of a delayed suplex into a blue thunder bomb. He then made his comeback with a flurry of offense, busting out a sick suicide dive. Edwards charged at Lashley but Lashley pulled referee Brian Hebner in front of him and Edwards collided with Hebner.

Lashley hit the spear and a second referee came out but Edwards kicked out at two. Lashley knocked out the second referee. Hebner attempted to disqualify Lashley but he stopped Hebner. This gave Edwards the chance to recover and hit the Boston Knee Party to win the match.

Next week: Eli Drake will cash in his Bound For Gold title shot and challenge Eddie Edwards for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.