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TNA TV tapings spoilers: Cody Rhodes debuts; Dixie Carter talent meeting

Aron Rex

TNA taped television Monday in Orlando, FL, with the highlight being Eddie Edwards beating Bobby Lashley for the TNA title.

There was a brief meeting with talent. Dixie Carter (sans Billy Corgan) spoke to talent which were concerned because nothing was told to them about the current situation with the company. Little was said at the meeting as Carter said nothing new has been completed regarding negotiations so there wasn't any major news.

She denied it when asked if WWE had purchased the tape library, but did say WWE had wanted to purchase the company and the tape library and she wouldn't let that happen.

For this Thursday's show:

- There was a Fact of Life segment with Eli Drake and EC 3 as the guest, seemingly building tension between them.

- All the TNA champions came out: The Hardys, Gail Kim, Bobby Lashley, DJ Z and Aron Rex. All spoke about why their title was the most important one in the promotion. Billy Corgan then announced that all the champions would defend on tonight's show except DJZ, because they had an X Division match next.

It's notable that nothing was taped with the Hardys in front of the people, so they may have done something on location for the show.

- X-Division Champion DJ Z & Mandrews & Braxton Sutter beat Marshe Rockett & Trevor Lee & Andrew Everett

Cody & Brandi Rhodes were out. Cody said that he was getting a TNA title shot, so Mike Bennett & Maria came out. This led to a brawl and setting up a Cody vs. Bennett match for next week.

- Knockouts Champion Gail Kim beat Sienna to retain. Sienna, Laurel Van Ness and Maria all attacked Kim after the match.

- Grand Champion Aron Rex beat Baron Dax via second round submission to retain

- Eddie Edwards beat Bobby Lashley to win the TNA World title.

For the Thursday, 10/13 show:

- X-Division Champin DJ Z beat Marshe Rockett to retain

- Cody (w/Brandi Rhodes) beat Mike Bennett (w/Maria)

- Grand Champion Aron Rex beat Jessie Godderz via pin in the third round to retain. They teased a Rex turn here.

- Lashley attacked Edwards and gave him a beating.

- Knockouts Champion Gail Kim beat Maria to retain in a no DQ match. Maria also lost her power as part of the stipulation to the match.

- Moose beat EC 3

Tonight (Tuesday) has Edwards vs. Cody Rhodes for the title and Moose vs. Lashley. Send in reports to submissions@wrestlingobserver.com.