The Thursday December 15th episode of TNA Impact Wrestling was taped from the Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. According to a December 13th report by PWInsider.com, Impact opened up with a quick 5 minute match between TNA World Champion Robert Roode and AJ Styles. This match was a follow up to the PPV match that ended in the time limit expiration. Their 5 minute match also ended in a time limit expiration.
Sting came out after the match and declared that the two would have to wrestle for 5 more minutes and the first one to get a pin would win. Roode attacked the injured leg of Styles and forced him to submit to a single leg crab.
In the second match of the night, Steiner and Abyss defeated Rob Terry and Hernandez in a “Wild Card Tag Tournament” to determine the #1 contenders. Steiner pinned Rob after Robbie got hit with the Black hole slam.
Sting rejects Angle’s demands for a rematch with Storm which just infuriates Angle who threatens to go to Storm’s house. The next match was a quick match as Zema Ion defeated Tony Nese with a 450 splash.
Jesse Neal and Gunner fought to a no contest as Gunner hit the ref. However, after the match, Gunner attacks Neal and gives him a pile driver on the floor. Neal is stretchered out of the arena.
Jeff Hardy comes out to do an interview and talks about his PPV match against Jarrett. Bully Ray comes out and insults Jeff
Samoa Joe and Magnus defeated Robbie E. and Doug Williams in another Wild Card Tag-Team Tournament match. Joe pinned Douglas after hitting the muscle buster.
Madison Rayne won in a quick match over Traci Brooks.
Devon comes to the ring to cut a promo. He calls out Pope Dinero. Devon has his kids with him. Devon runs down Dinero and says that he doesn’t want his kids around him. As Devon is about to leave, Dinero attacks him and Devon’s kids apparently side with The Pope.
Jeff Hardy defeated Bully Ray via the Twist of Fate. After the match, Roode and Bully Ray attack Hardy and get a table. Roode gives Jeff a power bomb through the table. Sting comes out to confront the two which led to Sting getting beat down by them. The show ends with Ray putting the belt around Roode’s waist.
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