Not wasting any time after their move to POP TV, TNA Wrestling returns to pay-per-view Friday night with One Night Only, an event available on most major cable outlets, the Flipps TV app, and more for as low as $14.95.
Your main card as of now:
- TNA Tag Team Champions The Wolves (Davey Richards & Eddie Edwards) vs. Kurt Angle & Drew Galloway vs. Jessie Godderz & Eli Drake
- TNA X-Division Champion Tigre Uno vs. DJ Z vs. Crazzy Steve vs. Mandrews
- Knockouts Championship #1 Contender's Gauntlet Match: Awesome Kong vs. Velvet Sky vs. Madison Rayne vs. Rebel vs. Jade vs. Marti Bell
- Bobby Lashley vs. Tyrus
- Rockstar Spud vs. Aiden O'Shea
- Beer Money (James Storm & Bobby Roode) vs. Eric Young & Bram
- "The Miracle" Mike Bennett (w/Maria Kanellis) vs. Robbie E
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TIGRE UNO VS. DJ ZEMA ION VS. MANDREWS VS. CRAZZY STEVE FOR THE X DIVISION TITLE
Total high spot match. Good for what it was, it was non-stop moves and while lacked selling, it was all crisp and lots of good stuff. One of the best spots was Mandrews riding his skateboard down the ramp and did a huracanrana on DJZ. DJZ then flew into Steve. Mandrews was the star of the match. This was under elimination rules. Mandrews used a shooting star on Uno, who was caught in a chicken wing by Steve, and then Mandrews instead pinned Steve. Steve was over as a cult deal and also looked good. The crowd booed Steve losing a lot. Steve then put Uno in the chicken wing after the match to further injure his bad shoulder. Mandrews pinned Ion with a schoolboy. Uno sold the shoulder, but came back to pin Mandrews with a Spanish fly.
Shane Helms came out after the match and a few people were chanting "Three Count at him." Josh Matthews said that Helms was the greatest cruiserweight champion in the history of pro wrestling. They acknowledged each other. He pointed at his watch, giving the idea that ti's only time before he wins the title.
AIDEN O'SHEA VS. ROCKSTAR SPUD
Spud is replacing Mahabili Shera, ruining our chance to see the worst PPV match of the year. They said somebody let the air out of Shera's tires. That excuse for missing a match doesn't work in the days of cell phones and taxis and such. O'Shea told him to walk away and take the count out. Spud refused to leave. They did a match which was O'Shea mostly just humiliating him and bullying him around. It went too long. Spud make a comeback and rock'd up, took off his bow tie like it was Lawler's strap, and won with the underdog. It pretty much dragged.
EC III did a promo taped on Tuesday. He said Matt Hardy was the villain in his story but Hardy has to admit he beat him. Good promo.
ROBBIE E VS. MIKE BENNETT
Major league ring entrance. The match was a mistake. He should have gone 3-4 minutes of a dominant performance where he did things to stand out. Instead they did a long back and forth totally ordinary match. Bennett won with a falcon arrow, which they call "Divine Intervention." After the match he did a promo saying he's going to have a Kingdom of Miracles and told fans his catch phrase of "Yes we do."
Gail Kim promo talking about the Gauntlet match that will determine the next contender for her title.
WOMEN'S GAUNTLET MATCH
All kinds of awful. This could easily win worst match of 2016. This is a TNA gauntlet which means Royal Rumble until the last two and then it's like a singles match. In order, it started Madison Rayne vs. Jade which was so bad. Next was Rebel, and she can do a few athletic things but she's so green. Next was Chelsea Green from Tough Enough, who didn't look good. Marti Bell was next. Deonna Purrazzo was next, one day after being on NXT. She was the best worker in this match, except for maybe Kong. Kong and Velvet Sky were the last two. Then people started getting eliminated. The last three were Jade, Rayne and Kong. Rayne speared Jade to the floor. Kong then pinned Rayne with a missed spinning backfist that was supposed to hit and the Implant buster.
The Wolves did a promo talking about a future match with Beer Money. Eli Drake & Jessie Godderz showed up in the middle of their interview.
TREVOR LEE VS. PEPPER PARKS
They had a hard time getting the crowd this late in the show. They finally did at the end. There was nothing wrong with it but not much reaction and it dragged. For the finish, Lee won with a dropkick into a double foot stomp and a fisherman buster.
Doll House promo. They put over Kong winning. Kong spoke about beating Gail Kim for the title.
Pope was in the ring. He called out Grado. Pope handed him a candy bar and he ate it. Pope called him a joke. Said when the bell rings these people see you as a joke. Fans chanted "No." Grado then talked like he was from Texas. He pulled that off pretty well. This set up Abyss vs. Grado.
ABYSS VS. GRADO
Abyss pinned him with a choke slam on thumbtacks. The key spots were Abyss knocking Grado ff the top rope and he fell through a table on the floor. There was another spot where Abyss has a barbed wire board underneath him as well as on top of him and Grado did a splash off the top for a near fall. Abyss was supposed to get up to win but they had to stall because Abyss got his foot all tangled in the barbed wire. This was the kind of a match that makes wrestling look like such a joke. People did pop for the barbed wire spots but the whole thing just made wrestling look like a geek show.
Drew Galloway & Kurt Angle talked about their match Tuesday and the tag team title match tonight.
EDDIE EDWARDS & DAVEY RICHARDS VS. KURT ANGLE & DREW GALLOWAY VS. ELI DRAKE & JESSIE GODDERZ FOR THE TAG TEAM TITLES
This was really good. Edwards used the ankle lock on Drake to win while Edwards had the half crab on Jessie Godderz. Angle got in his face for stealing his move but then hugged in and Edwards, Galloway, Angle and Richards all hugged. Edwards may have gotten hurt because he was limping pretty badly at the end. It wasn't like they worked on his leg seriously during the match. Angle was German suplexing everyone including a spot where he suplexed both Edwards and Richads at the same time.
BOBBY LASHLEY VS. TYRUS
Not much of a match. Tyrus ripped the padding off a turbuckle. Tyrus threw him in it but Lashley came back. There was a ref bump by Earl Hebner. Lashley rammed Tyrus' head into the metal 11 times and then pinned him after a spear.
BOBBY ROODE & JAMES STORM VS. ERIC YOUNG & BRAM
Good match. Roode & Storm look like they're together for the long haul with matching trunks. Beer Money won with the DWI on Bram and Roode pinned him after Roode had slingshotted Young into Storm's DDT and Young rolled out of the ring. They pushed Roode & Storm challenging the Wolves for the tag titles coming.
Edwards is okay.