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Bobby Lashley came to the ring and cut a promo about Davey Richards stepping into his business and costing him the TNA title last night. He challenged Davey Richards to face him tonight.
Bobby Lashley vs. Davey Richards
Lashley attacked him before the bell and controlled him early, including a running attack into the corner. Richards took control when they battled to the floor, nailing a big boot to Lashley against the railing. Lashley cut off Davey as he returned to the ring and nailed a neckbreaker. Lashey nailed a suplex but Richards battled back with a series of kicks. Lashley cut him off and slammed him from a Torture Rack position for another two count.
Lashley cinched in a chinlock but Richards fought to his feet and fired away with elbows to the mid-section to escape. Lashey continued to work over Richards but was not able to score a three count. He whipped Richards into the ropes and charged, but Davey pulled the ropes down and Lashley flew over the ropes to the floor. Richards drilled him with a big boot off the apron as Lashley returned. Richards nailed a pair of tope suicidas to the outside before nailing a flip dive to the floor.
Richards came off the top with a double stomp for a two count. He went for a Boston Crab but Lashley made to the ropes. Richards nailed a Dragon Screw Leg Whip in the ropes. He went to the top but was nailed by Lashley. Lashley drilled him with an over the shoulder powerslam on the apron outside. Richards went down to the floor and sold it like he was dead. Lashley told the referee to start counting him out but changed his mind and deposited Richards into the steel steps and then into the ring.
Lashley went to the top but Richards recovered and nailed him with a series of headbutts, then a superplex, followed by an immediate suplex. Lashley still kicked out but was maneuvered into an anklelock. Lashley escaped and went for a spear but his ankle gave way. Richards snapped him with the shining wizard and locked in another anklelock. Lashley kicked out of it and turned Richards into an armbar and forced the submission.
Your winner, Bobby Lashley!
Good back and forth athletic bout. You would have never guessed Richards was coming off almost a year off.
McKensie Mitchell interviewed TNA X-Division champion DJ Z. He said he didn't have new opponents and was familiar with his challengers tonight but they would once again have to lose to him.
TNA X-Division champion DJ Z vs. Trevor Lee vs. Braxton Sutter vs. Andrew Everett
All four battled in the ring. Josh Mathews ran down a list of all sorts of names who held the belt in the past. No Shane Helms at ringside. They blamed that on Helms being blinded by Rosemary last night on Impact. Lee and Everett worked over the champ and Sutter but they made a comeback and tossed them to the outside. Everett took a nasty looking bump to the floor. Z nailed a series of deep armdrags on Sutter. They noted Z was down in weight because he was unable to work out for a month due to a wrist injury.
Sutter was worked over by Everett and Lee but was able to kick up at the last minute. Z got involved and went back and forth with Everett. Z and Lee each hit dives. Everett went for a reverse flip but ended up taking out Lee. Z drilled them both with a dive. Z fnally scored a pin on Everett with a forward roll.
Everett has been eliminated.
Sutter and Z worked over Lee. He nailed a big boot on Sutter and caught Z with a punt kick to the face outside. He worked over Sutter. He nailed a huge Beale toss out of the corner. He nailed Z on the outside and Z went down grabbing his wrist. Lee worked over Sutter, ripping at his face. Lee worked over his leg but was kicked away. Sutter caught him coming off the ropes with a nice powerslam but was nailed by the returning Z with a bodypress.
Z went for a somersault move but was caught with a big kick to the face by Sutter. Lee rolled up Sutter and hooked the tights, scoring the pin.
Sutter has been eliminated.
Lee tried to score a quick pin on Z. He attacked the bad wrist, wrapping it around the top rope and forcing pressure. Z tried to kick his way out of the corner but was nailed. Z went for an enziguiri but missed. He caught Lee with a forward roll, the move that pinned Everett earlier but Lee kicked out at the last second. They had a back and forth sequence that ended with DJ Z catching Lee with the ZZT and score the pin.
Your winner and still TNA X-Division champion, DJ Z!
The usual match you'd expect from the usual suspects.
Backstage, Davey Richards is all pissed off that he lost. Eddie Edwards tried to console him, but Richards said that was easy for him to say because he's the champ and everyone loves him. Richards asked, "Who am I now? Your sidekick?" Edwards told him to calm down and said he had an idea and they walked off.
Robbie E came out. He played up to the crowd and said crazy people like to fight, so he was issuing an open challenge to anyone from the DCC. Out came Bram. He said Robbie was either really brave or really stupid calling out a member of the DCC. He said whatever happened, Robbie did this to himself and this was on him. He prepared to fight, then said he changed his mind and wanted the night off because he couldn't be bothered. E nailed a dive off the top to the floor on him and they rang the bell.
Bram vs. Robbie E.
They battled around ringside. Bram gained control and tossed E into the ring, then worked him over with forearms in the corner. Bram came back with a Thesz Press and brought down a series of rights. Bram went to the floor and E followed, where he was nailed with a belly to back suplex onto the apron outside. Bram continued the assault, beating E on the floor.
E made a comeback but missed a charge and nailed the ringpost with his shoulder. He went down to the floor, where Bram choked him with a knee over the throat. Bram tossed him back into the ring and nailed a short arm clothesline. Bram scored several two counts. E was able to mount a comeback and nailed a big clothesline as he rebounded off the ropes. E's timing looked really good.
Bram drilled him with a big forearm in the corner and sent him into the ropes, nailing a Pop-up powerbomb for a two count. He smashed E with another forearm but E kicked out yet again. The announcers pointed out that E was trying to impress. E came back but Bram distracted the referee by throwing down a wristguard. Referee Earl Hebner removed it from the ring, allowing Bram to nail a low blow and hit the Brighter Side of Suffering and scored the pin.
Your winner, Bram!
OK match. They tried to get over Robbie as a versatile competitor who was trying to prove himself. They said that even though he lost, he was a winner based on his work in the match and the fact he was gutsy enough to call out of a member of DCC Uh, OK.
They showed highlights of the Grand championship match from last night with Moose vs. Michael Bennett.
Jeremy Borash interviewed Michael Bennett and Maria Kanellis-Bennett. He said that his father used to say to him that he brought him into this world and he could take him out. He said that he brought Moose to TNA and he can take him out. He said Moose appreciated nothing and was a whiny b**ch. He claimed that he won fair and square last night but crooked judges took it from him. He promised to run Moose out of TNA tonight by beating him.
NO HOLDS BARRED: TNA Grand champion Moose vs. Michael Bennett with Maria Kanellis-Bennett
Bennett attacked Moose as soon as he hit the ring. He choked Moose with his shirt and sent Moose into the ropes but was caught with a big dropkick. Bennett went to the floor. Moose teased a dive but Bennett got out of the way. He pulled Moose off the apron and sent him into the railing. Bennett pulled a ladder from under the ring. They battled around ringside. Moose place Bennett on the ladder and went for a flip dive out of the ring to the floor but Bennett moved and Moose crashed down onto the ladder. Bennett set up a table at ringside as Moose recovered.
Moose rolled back into the ring but Bennett beat him down with right hands. He retrieved a pair of chairs and tossed them into the ring. He went to nail Moose but was caught with a series of right hands. Moose charged but was nailed with drop toehold down onto a steel chair. Bennett continued to work him over until Moose dropkicked a chair into Bennett.
Moose sent him into the ropes and nailed a powerbomb, a senton and a moonsault off the middle rope for a two count. Bennett was able to score with a kick but Moose cut him off with a big knee. Bennett went for an Ace Crusher but Moose countered it. Moose unloaded with right hands. He went for a discus punch but was kicked and Bennett scored with a piledriver. Bennett slammed him on a chair but could only score a two count.
Bennett nailed a clothesline in the corner. Moose reversed a whp and sent Bennett into the corner. Bennett kicked him as he approached but was cut off as he climbed the ropes and slammed down for another two count. Moose pulled the ladder back into the ring. Nothing good will come from this. He leaned the ladder against the corner and placed Bennett on it. He went to back up to charge but Maria grabbed his ankle. That allowed Bennett to attack and nail a tornado DDT off the corner.
Bennett charged at Moose but was backdropped into the ladder, which they replayed several times. Bennett came back with a leg lariat to send Moose to the floor. They battled on the ring steps. Moose backdropped Bennett off the stairs through a table on the floor. Moose pulled another table out from under the ring and brought into the battle, setting it up in the center of the six-sided ring. Moose went for a double jump moonsault but slipped, recovered and came off the top but was caught with a cutter through a table.
Bennett, who had a slice on his lower back, worked over Moose but Moose slammed him down with a sideslam. Maria broke up the pinfall by stopping the referee. Moose got in her face. Bennett tried to spear Moose but he moved and Maria took the spear. Ouch. Moose speared Bennett and scored the pin.
Your winner, TNA Grand champion Moose!
Lots of plunder and brawling. They had all the bells and whistles and used them and worked hard. Enjoyable.
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