Report by Al Powell & PWInsider
TNA iMPACT (2/23):
On Tuesday night, Impact Wrestling taped the remainder of its February 23rd episode.
Bobby Roode comes to the ring and says that it is a great day to be the World Champion. Roode wants to talk about what happened last week with Sting. Roode mentions that Sting talked about how he is done on Twitter.
The people in the Impact Zone want Sting to come out, but Roode continues and he says that the crowd will get to say their goodbyes to him later. Roode wants to talk about himself, not Sting. Roode starts to talk about being the fans’ World Champion and then he talks about how ending Sting’s career was not only the biggest accomplishment of his career, but it is the biggest accomplishment of his life.
Roode talks about how Harley Race, Lex Luger, Vader, Hulk Hogan, and Ric Flair could not get rid of Sting, but ‘The IT Factor’ Bobby Roode got it done. Roode has a message for Sting for when he comes out later tonight to say his goodbyes, ‘Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.’
Match Number One: Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions Samoa Joe and Magnus defeated Matt Morgan and Crimson to retain their titles after Crimson accidentally hit Morgan which was followed by the snap mare into an elbow drop from Magnus.
After the match, Crimson walked out on Morgan.
Match Number Two: Zema Ion defeated Alex Shelley with Bible Black after spraying his hair spray in Shelley’s eyes when the referee was out of position.
During the match, Impact Wrestling X Division Champion Austin Aries came to ringside to watch the match and he brought some popcorn and wine to enjoy his time at ringside.
Match Number Three: Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Gail Kim defeated ODB (with Eric Young) with Eat Defeat in a non-title match.
After the match, Madison Rayne came to the ring to celebrate with her fellow Knockouts Tag Champion but Gail did not want to celebrate with Madison.
Match Number Four: AJ Styles defeated Impact Wrestling Television Champion Robbie E (with Robbie T) by disqualification when Kazarian pulled Styles off the apron. Daniels accompanied Kazarian to the ring.
Sting comes to the ring and he says that because there is too much to handle, he is done. Bobby Roode’s music plays and the Impact Wrestling World Champion comes to the ring. Roode says that he wants to apologize for interrupting, but he could not help himself. Roode says that he needs to stand beside Sting when Sting announces that he is done.
Sting says that Roode did not win any war or battle and it helped him out. Sting gets some face paint and puts it on his face. Instead of giving up, Sting says that Roode woke him up and he feels alive.
Sting says that there will be no more mister nice guy and that he is going to put on his boots, his tights, and war paint. He vows to kick the living crap out of Roode at Victory Road.
Roode tries to kick Sting in the groin but Sting blocks the kick and Sting kicks Roode in the groin.
Sting tells Roode that he needs to follow the yellow brick road to Victory Road before telling Roode ‘ta ta’ and he throws the mic at Roode.
Matches for Xplosion:
Match Number One: Mickie James and Velvet Sky defeated Rosita and Sarita with simultaneous pins. Before the match, Sarita wanted to sing the Mexican National Anthem, but Mickie stopped her and started to sing the Star Spangled Banner until Rosita and Sarita attacked her. Mickie sang the end of the Star Spangled Banner after the match.
Match Number Two: Impact Wrestling Television Champion Robbie E (with Robbie T) defeated Eric Young (with ODB) with a rollup and a handful of tights.