into yet another. Robbie sends him across the ring again, but when he charges in, EY moves and launches himself at Robbie with a big flying forearm to the face. EY hits a back elbow, then a discus clothesline before slamming Robbie down to the mat hard. EY goes to the top and comes off with a Macho Man styles elbow drop that’s good for a near fall of his own. EY charges Robbie in the corner and ends up back dropped to the apron again. EY goes to the top, but he’s pulled down to the mat by Robbie for yet another near fall. Robbie calls out to Robbie T., who leaps up to the apron and begins arguing with the ref. While this is happening, both men go for and connect with clotheslines.
The ref tends to Robbie E. and this allows Robbie E. to choke EY in the corner by lifting him up by his neck. EY sidesteps a runninhg Robbie E., sending him crashing head first into Robbie T.’s crotch. EY tries to shoulder both men, but it doesn’t last for long as both fall off his shoulders. EY sends Robbie T. out of the ring before turning around and eating double knees, putting him down for the three count.
Winner and STILL TNA TV Champion: Robbie E.
JB is backstage with Devon and the Pope. Devon says there isn’t a trust issue between he and Pope. He says the only issue he has is the influence Pope has on his boys. He says they can deal with that later because tonight is about their match for the TNA Tag Team Championships, tonight is about celebrating as the new Champs. Devon testifies. Pope takes the time to say it’s not his fault if Devon’s kids look up to him as the father they never had, but it’s not about that tonight. Pope puts on his sunglasses, letting us know he’s spoken, before heading out.
TNA Tag Team Championship
Matt Morgan and Crimson (c) vs. Devon and The Pope
Back out to the Impact Zone, Devon and Pope make their way out to the ring, and to be honest, the crowd doesn’t seem too overly excited to see them. The pop picks up when they’re about halfway down the ramp, but it’s still not great. The Champions, Matt Morgan and Crimson, are the next men to make their way down to the ring, and they get a bit better of a reaction from the crowd.
The bell rings and it looks like Crimson and Pope will be kicking things off tonight for their respective teams. We get a lock up and Crimson pushes Pope right off and down to the mat. Another lock up and Pope wrenches Crimson’s arm before locking in a side head lock. Crimson pushes Pope off and hits a shoulder block, then another before locking in a cravat and hitting Pope with knees to the face. Pope is able to respond by kicking Crimson to the chest, but Crimson doesn’t flinch, instead taking Pope to the corner and burying his shoulder in Pope’s midsection. Crimson charges Pope in the corner and Pope is able to score a roll up, but he can only get two.
Crimson tags out to Morgan and Pope brings in Devon. Devon goes for a shoulderblock and ends up on the mat. Devon eventually scores with a couple of forearms that rock the giant, then a big shoulderblock that’s good for a two count. Devon hits the ropes for something else and Morgan responds with a discus clothesline. Morgan tags out to Crimson who comes in and eats a dropkick from the Pope after a blind tag. Pope hits a belly to back suplex, hanging on to his grip, but Morgan fights it off. Pope is able to take Crimson to the mat with an STO that’s good for another two count.
Pope goes to the middle rope and leaps off but Crimson ducks it and spears Pope almost out of his shoes. Morgan tags back in and hits rapid fire elbows before tagging out to Crimson who comes in and launches his parter into the corner before hitting Pope with an exploder suplex that’s good for another two count. Crimson locks in a rear chin lock in an attempt to further wear down the challenger, and keeping him in the middle of the ring.
Both men crawl for their corner, slowly making their way, and both make the tag. Devon comes in with a series of rights, then a big flying shoulder block, and big splash in the corner. Devon hits a big clothesline that’s good for another two count. Devon ducks a clothesline and hits a neckbreaker. Devon goes up to the top rope and hits a big diving head butt to Crimson, getting a near fall out of it, but it’s broken up by Morgan who beats on Devon with several clubbing blows to the back. The champs send Devon into the ropes and Devon responds with a double clothesline, then another that drops the champs to the mat. Devon hits Crimson with a big spinebuster that’s good for another two count.
Pope begins climbing the ropes. Devon slams Crimson and Pope hits a top rope elbow. Devon goes for the pin but it’s broken up by Morgan again. Morgan sends Pope to the outside before turning to Devon. Devon fights off a chokeslam from Morgan, but he can’t fight off a double chokeslam from Morgan and Crimson, and Crimson pins Devon for the three count.
Winners and STILL TNA Tag Team Champions: Matt Morgan and Crimson
Following the match, Pope is shown talking to Devon’s sons in the front row. Devon looks at his sons confusedly before heading to the back.
JB is backstage with AJ Styles who is being worked on. AJ says he isn’t 100%, he’s 200% tonight. He says tonight he’s going to beat the best out of Roode in 30 minutes. Styles says Roode may have destroyed Fortune, but he’ll never destroy the Phenomenal one.
- Up next is the X Division Championship match, and we get a look at the ‘X-Factors’ heading into tonight’s match between Austin Aries and Kid Kash.
X Division Championship Match
Austin Aries (c) vs Kid Kash
The bell rings and we’re ready to kick things off. Kash chases Aries around the ring for a bit, but Aries backs away. We get a lock up from both men and Aries backs Kash up into the corner, breaking clean.... (Continues on next page)