By Dave Meltzer, WrestlingObserver.com
Here's some notes from Thursday's TNA Impact Wrestling TV tapings shot for the 7/1, 7/8 and 7/15 episodes of Impact, but with no particular order:
- Ethan Carter III b Kurt Angle to win the TNA title
- The final match between The Wolves and Austin Aries & Bobby Roode is a 30 minute Ironman match. This will be determined when whoever wins the match this coming Sunday says 'I want an Ironman match'. The fans in attendance, many of whom were in attendance tonight, will be shocked by this.
Rules are most falls in 30 minutes. Aries & Roode win the first fall at the 26;00 mark. Wolves win the second fall with less than a minute left, and win the third fall just as time expires so they are the new champions.
- James Storm introduces his mystery partner, Serena Deeb, for a match against Magnus & Mickie James that already took place last night. People in attendance last night that already saw the match were stunned.
- Ken Anderson b Bram via DQ for usage of a chair
- Tigre Uno retained the X title over Grado, Rockstar Spud, and Zema Ion. Uno was injured but it wasn't clearly how badly he was hurt.
- Street fight: Jessie Godderz b Robbie E
- Velvet Sky b Madison Rayne
- What appears to be a show open has Carter III talking about how Dixie Carter is returning tonight. Matt Hardy wanted to challenge him for the title but he refused. Apparently the 7/8 show has Carter III as the matchmaker and instead he ordered Hardy in a handicap match against Aries & Roode.
- Aries & Roode b Matt Hardy
- With the Rising having disbanded, based on a match that airs this coming week, Drew Galloway is booked by EC 3 into a 3-on-1 match against Manik, Abyss and Khoya. Galloway wins the match.
- Wolves retain the tag titles over MVP & King via DQ when Hernandez interferes
- Brooke b Taryn Terrell to win the Knockouts title. Gail Kim is the new Bray Wyatt or Sabu, appearing when the lights go out and then disappearing.
- Eric Young b Rockstar Spud in a chain match
- EC3 announced he would have multiple title defenses.
- EC3 b the returning Norv Fernum, then beat Shark Boy in his second title defense. Kurt Angle showed up before the third opponent and demanded a return match tonight. They set it up. The match will probably be taped tomorrow.
The show may have ended here.
- They did a segment where EC 3 got a low blow from Spud. He also gave Josh Matthews a stunner and kissed EC 3's mom while Tommy Dreamer came out and gave somebody a DDT. EC 3's real parents were at the show, but I don't know if they were the ones in the angle.