Credit: Billy Krotchsen & Pwinsider.com
The 8/22 iMPACT! opens w/ Bad Influence & Roode in the ring. Roode congratulates Bully on his world title win but says he now has a target on his chest. Roode says he’s in 2nd place in the BFG series & asks Austin Aries to join him & Bad Influence to have more control of the series. James Storm & Gunner interrupt, leading to a tag match. Roode & Kazarian win the match after a low blow by Roode to Storm.
Manik def Sonjay Dutt. I guess the rule about X Division matches having to be 3 ways is done or TNA just forgot.
Joseph Park won a street fight against Chris Daniels, Jay Bradley & Hernandez. Aries came out & looked like he was going to help Daniels but instead hit him.
Bully comes out w/ Tito Ortiz who’s now a member of Aces & 8s. They gloat about Bully winning the title & Bully says he’s gonna shock the world by revealing his Brooke. Out comes Brooke Tessmacher & she makes out w/ Bully. Bully says he has the ‘hot Brooke’ now. They clearly took a shot at Brooke Hogan, basically calling her ugly. Interesting that Hulk Hogan hasn’t been seen for weeks on iMPACT!. Hmmm.
Gail Kim beat ODB.
The 5th man in the Main Event Mafia is AJ Styles, who is back to being phenomenal w/ his old theme song. The crowd loved it. Main event time.
Devon, Brisco, Bischoff, Anderson & Knux were the Aces and 8s team. Styles Clash on Devon for the win, the crowd went nuts. Devon must leave TNA, perhaps to take the agent job that was vacated by D’ Lo Brown.
The crowd chanted “Thank you Devon” after the match. He posed for the crowd and then left.
None of the backstage segments aired for the live crowd. They will all be edited in later.