TNA taped the January 12th episode of Impact Wrestling on Wednesday night from Bethlehem, PA. There were around 250-300 fans in attendance, about half the number who were at Tuesday’s live show.
– Jeff Hardy came to the ring and produced a doctor’s note stating that he is healthy enough to return to action. He challenged TNA Champion EC3, but wound up facing a masked man named Shanron. Hardy won via pinfall.
-Awesome Kong & Kade defeated Madison Rayne & Velvet Sky in a Street Fight.
– Beer Money cut a promo with tables and kegs in the ring. They were interrupted by Bram and Eric Young came out. EY challenged Bobby Roode to a match for the KOTM title.
– Eric Young defeated Bobby Roode clean via piledriver to capture the King of the Mountain championship.
– Mr. Anderson hosted an interview segment with Matt Hardy, his wife and son. This was described as horrible and it would be surprising if it airs.
– Christy Hemme interviewed Drew Galloway.
– Kurt Angle defeated Drew Galloway in the main event This was described as a fantastic match.
Next week on Impact (airing 1/19), Matt Hardy will challenge EC3 for the TNA World title. If Matt Hardy does not win, he must leave TNA.
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