July 17th Episode
Kurt Angle cut a promo in the balcony of the Manhattan Center with the six sided ring behind him in the distance. Angle TNA has brought back the Six-Sided ring to come back to their roots. He said It made them different as did talents like AJ Styles, The Motor City Machineguns, Jerry Lynn and Beer Money. He said that TNA has make some mistakes but it's been 12 years and the company is still standing. He said that tonight is the night they reboot TNA and it all begins tonight. He introduced Taz.
Taz got a huge pop and an ECW chant, coming out in another part of the balcony. He was dressed like NYC Brooklyn/FTW Taz, not Taz the announcer. He cut a great promo about how NYC knows what he knows and that's how important wrestling is. He said he was part of the most important revolution in wrestling history. He said the locker room tonight has the same look as ECW talents did back in the day. He promised we were gonna see some different stuff tonight. He then did his old catchphrases and NYC lapped it up.
Tommy Dreamer and Bully Ray came out. Bully put over NYC and said he made a guarantee that Dixie Carter was going through a table. Dreamer cut a promo saying this was the new Madhouse of Extreme and that the fans were the biggest part of the changes TNA is going through. The crowd was really into all this, as it was NYC guys paying tribute to NYC EC3 and a Rhino came out. Carter said they weren't going to put Dixie through anything. Carter was good. Dreamer said this isn't a PG show and he wants to see less talking and more action. They started brawling. They ring the bell. They had a good match. Carter got the pin on Dreamer while hooking the tights.
X-Division championship Gauntlet: Champion Austin Aries vs. Eddie Edwards. The crowd chanted ROH at the bell. Manik was third in. Next out was Davey Richards. Sixth was DJ Zema Ion. Ion and Manik went over the ropes during a leaping Rama and we're eliminated. Next out was Tigre Uno. Crazzy Steve was next. Steve was super over. Sanada was next. It came down to Senada vs. Aries at the end. Aries get the pin with a brain buster in a really good match. Final minutes were excellent. Probably one of the best X-Division matches in some time.
MVP, on crutches, cut a promo saying he was wrestling tonight under protest. He crapped on NYC and said Kurt Angle is doing the same things fans complained about him for doing so they are hypocrites. MVP and Kenny King vs. Eric Young and Roode. MVP was DQ'd for using the crutch. He and King beat them with crutches.
In a No DQ, no Countout match, Madison Rayne pinned Brittany. They worked hard but crowd wasn't getting behind it and did dumb chants.
Bobby Lashley pinned Jeff Hardy after a spear. Lashley was put on the steps outside and Hardy came off the top but missed and crashed into the steps. Insane, brutal spot. Really good match that was probably one of the best of Lashley's career and if this comes off on TV as strong as it did live, it will really surprise people.
Dixie Carter, Rhino, Spud and EC3 came out for a promo. Carter ripped on NYC fans. She mocked Tommy Dreamer's promo a few weeks ago and ripped on Bully Ray. She said she should be called the Hardcore Star for putting Ray through tables. Ray and Dreamer came out with a table. They brawled with EC3 and Rhino. They were left with Dixie and went to put her through but her minions saved her. Devon hit the scene and attacked EC3. He and Ray did the wazzup Headbutt on him. They gave him 3D through the table.
Xplosion: TNA Knockouts champ Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky. Sky wins with sunset flip.
Low Ki returned and beat DJ Zema Ion with the Ki Krusher. NYC was happy to see him. The Bromans did a lot of silly stuff in their entrance that got heat.
The Great Muta defeated Robbie E. It was all about getting the trademark Muta spots in. E did some mic work and got a response from the crowd knocking Muta before the match. E ate the green mist. James Storm came out and cut a promo on another old guy coming here at the expense of someone who broke his back to make this company. Storm attacked Muta. Sanada ran out and Storm backed off but Sanada attacked Muta with a chair and nailed him with a moonsault. This was Muta's NYC debut. This came off more like it was stuff to set up angles in Japan than anything else.
Jeff Hardy came out for a promo. He was limping. He said The people and Kurt Angle wanted him back and Willow listened, he said it wasn't the last of Willow and he will do everything he can to entertain the people. He said he was here to talk about the future and brought out Matt Hardy. Matt cut a promo saying he had to go away to get himself healthy physically, mentally and emotionally and did that but feels that he let Jeff and the fans down. The crowd was super behind him and disagreed that he let them down. Based on the reaction Matt got, he was one of the most popular names on the show. Matt said that he's said his apologies and now it's time to let actions speak and it's time to become the TNA tag team champions as they want to be the champions again. He challenged The a Wolves to a match at Destination X. The Wolves came down to the ring and accepted after some back and forth talking. It was Davey Richards' best talking in TNA to date and Eddie Edwards was good as well.
Kurt Angle brought out Austin Aries to see if he would relinquish the X-Division title for a title shot against Bobby Lashley. Before Aries could decide, out came Lashley and MVP. MVP cut a promo. Aries told him to get to the point. Aries cut a good promo on MVP and said he's got unfinished business with the TNA title. Aries handed the title over. Aries vs. Lashley at Destination X. MVP and Lashley told him he made the biggest mistake if his life.
Dixie Carter was in the balcony with King Mo. She cut a promo on Dreamer and said she was going to give everyone a reason to chant the three letters she hates so much.
NYC Streetfight: EC3. & Spud & Rhino vs. Team 3d & Tommy Dreamer. Lots of plunder. Devon was attacked by guy in sweatshirt who was Snitsky. Atlas Security tackled him and they treated it like it was a real fan trying to get over the rail to the point the crowd (not able to see Snitsky as he was wearing a sweatshirt over his head) reacted like it was real. Bubba went to tend to Devon. Dreamer killed Spud with piledriver and worked over EC3 but was attacked by Ezekiel Jackson from the crowd. Dixie revealed the men were with her Dreamer was pinned. Dixie's forces beat down Dreamer and 3D. Mo was with Dixie but didn't get involved.
Xplosion: Mr. Anderson and Gunner defeated The BroMans. Pretty good actually, but most of the crowd was burnt out and tired from a long taping and many had left. Anderson's entrance got a huge reaction from those left.