TNA Impact Review – April 11, 2024

TNA Impact Review – April 11, 2024

Kicking off this week’s Impact with Alex Hammerstone & Josh Alexander are in a brawl.

They’re trading shots at ringside and knock security away from stopping them.

Hammerstone rolls Josh into the ring and knocks him down but Alexander is right back up before security comes in and breaks them up.

Hammerstone breaks free and gets some shots in before he’s backed off and shoved out of the ring, Alexander dives onto Hammerstone!

Tommy Dreamer is here and backs Alexander back telling him to calm down and they have a whole show to do.

He says he has something to say to Hammerstone and tells Alexander to go into the back.

Alexander isn’t pleased but Dreamer pleased again and Alexander backs off and leaves.

Dreamer steps into the ring and tells Hammerstone that he needs to talk to him. He says he’s talking to Hammerstone in front of the greatest wrestling fans in the world.

He says Alexander is the face of TNA and did it through hard work and great matches and busting his ass each week.

Dreamer says he’s the big reason Hammerstone is here because he’s everything Alexander is.

He says Hammerstone had one of the best debuts in the company but is taking a shortcut.

He says the Hammerstone name isn’t cemented as a legacy yet but could be.

He says jumping guys from behind ain’t the way to go and says the crowd is the most honest out there and Hammerstone knows that.

He says it’s about Hammerstone’s future and that when they meet they can have the best match, go in the back and top that.

Dreamer says he loves Philly and let’s have a great show.

Dreamer turns to leave and Hammerstone attacks him then he puts Dreamer in Torture Rack and Alexander runs out for the save. Hammerstone bails and Alexander says their match at Rebellion is a Last Man Standing Match

Digital Media Title Match
Crazzy Steve (c) vs. Laredo Kid

Crazzy Steve targets Laredo Kid’s knee and then stomps him right in the face.

He teases a neck snap and goes after the mask but Kid fights back and gets Steve in the corner for repeated punches.

He shoves the official & the ref calls for the bell.

Winner By DQ & Still Digital Media Champion: Crazzy Steve (STILL CHAMPION!!!)

Kon is backstage locked up ahead of Monster’s Ball while PCO is still under his sheet.

Alex Shelley is backstage with Chris Sabin & Kushida and says he can’t do it anymore, he feels like he needs to apologize. He says he owes Kushida an apology especially and has been trying to do things his own way but Kushida threw in the towel in his best interests. He apologizes to Sabin as well and says they’re better as a group. Sabin agrees and says they’re strong as a group and they haven’t had as much success individually. They have a group hug.

Tag Team Match
1st Class (AJ Francis & Rich Swann) vs. ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey)

Rich Swann gets blasted by ABC with a superkick, enzuigiri neckbreaker but AJ Francis comes in and hits a double suplex but Ace escaped.

They pick Francis up for a Death Valley Driver as Bey dives in Francis as he went to the outside, they go for the 1, 2 Sweet on Swann but Swann hits a neckbreaker counter and rolls Austin up for the win.

Winners: 1st Class

After the match Joe Hendry is out after the match and says he wanted to give Swann the chance to explain why he aligned with Francis but instead Swann said something like this and proceeds to rap The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and calls Francis fat uncle Phil! AJ isn’t happy about that nor is Swann. The crowd chants Uncle Phil! Hendry says he knows they have a busy schedule but he talked to Santino Marella and at Rebellion he’s facing Swann 1 on 1.

Santino Marella is backstage and is heading somewhere by GPS when Ash By Elegance & George Iceman pull him over. He says they wanted to talk to him because Ash won last week but they didn’t get a chance to talk. George says Steph De Lander was competing in the 8 4 1 match in Ash’s place but Ash is ready and so they just need the contract. Marella says that’s not exactly how things work and it’s not gonna happen. Ash & George freak out.

X Division Champion Mustafa Ali is backstage and finds Grizzled Young Veterans, saying an injustice is about to occur and Marella is still allowing Jake Something to have an X-Division title match. GYV say they don’t pick fights with someone like Something unless it makes sense. Jake comes in and says the match is happening whether he and his goons like it or not. He walks off and the 3 start talking.

Santino Marella is in the ring and talks about the 8 4 1 match and how the surprise entrant won with help and it’s time to make the Knockouts Title match official. He welcomes Steph De Lander with Matt Cardona then welcomes Jordynne Grace down.

Grace has chosen for Steph to sign the contract 1st but Cardona takes the match and says All hail the Deathmatch King & Queen! He demands a show of respect for De Lander and says she’s won titles all over the world and will win the Knockouts Title. De Lander signs the contract.

Grace says that she appreciates that they’re both here and that it takes a lot of confidence to come back after all this time and think she’s going to roll over and let Steph take what she’s fought so hard for. She says she’s earned every accolade and is a 3x Knockouts Champion, the 1st ever Queen of the Mountain, the 1st woman to win the Call Your Shot Gauntlet, the 1st ever Digital Media Champion.

Cardona points out that he beat her for it and Grace asks if Cardona is going to do all the talking.

De Lander gets the mic and says she’s had a busy year too and plenty of championships. She gets jumping on an opportunity but Grace is distracted between the bodybuilding and the Royal Rumble and her focus is not on the title.

Grace says repping TNA is always her top priority and she does that by defending the title against every challenger, even De Lander. She wears so many hats because she prides herself on outworking everyone. And she knows that she’ll work harder than Steph at Rebellion and retain her title. And she knows that because she’s already beaten her, her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s wife! And she’s more than happy to do that again because she’s the Juggernaut, b*tch.

Cardona says not to call her than and she says she wasn’t talking to De Lander, bitch! She sings the contract, the hands are shaken and Grace doesn’t let go. Cardona pulls Grace into a headbutt by Grace but Grace attacks De Lander. Cardona gets involved and gets knocked to the outside, Marella is down and Grace goes for a powerbomb but Cardona attacks and Grace is chokeslammed through the table by De Lander.

Masha Slamovich is cutting a promo as The System come in and ask her if she’s thought about their offer. Eddie Edwards says she doesn’t have a partner for their title shot and she could team with Alisha and have a chance. Slamovich responds in Russian and leaves confusing The System.

Jonathan Gresham is in therapy and is asked why he feels why he needs to be behind a mask to feel hurt. He says he has 3 masks: the 1 he shows to the world, the 1 he shows friends and family, and the one he hasn’t been able to show to anyone. The person says that one is the truest reflection of who he is.

Non Title Match
TNA World Champion Moose vs. Trent Seven

Trent Seven counters a uranage and goes for Seven Star Lariat but Moose blocks it and hits a headbutt.

He picks up Seven, talks trash before Seven with a chop then Seven Star Lariat connects but it gets a two count.

Seven goes for Birminghammer but Moose slides off and hits a spear for the victory.

Winner: TNA World Champion Moose

After the match Mike Bailey is surrounded by The System and goes on the attack but gets knocked down. Time Machine come out! They clear The System from the ring to make the save.

Backstage The System is none too happy about what just happened and find Santino Marella at Gorilla, telling him that he needs to do something about Time Machine. Brian Myers says maybe they’ll do something about it and Santino puts forth a Tag Team Title match. The System protest but Speedball Mountain are okay with it. Marella makes the match.

As The System leave, Decay say they want to invoke their rematch close for the Knockout Tag Team Titles at Rebellion. Marella makes the match.

Jake Something vs. James Drake

James Drake pounds on Jake Something in the corner then he gets backed off and Zack Gibson is on the apron to choke Something with the scarf.

Deaner is out here and pulls Gibson off the apron before Something lariats Drake down and hits Into the Void for the win.

Winner: Jake Something

After the match Mustafa Ali is out here with his protesters and tries to get a No To Jake chant going to get Jake out of the X Division. Something dives over the ropes onto the protesters and he grabs Ali, throwing him into the ring. Jake dodges a X Division Title shot, he goes for a powerbomb but Grizzled Young Veterans take him down. Deaner is in and tries to make the save but Ali nails him with the X Division Title. Ali then nails a held Jake with the X Division Title.

Monsters Ball Match
PCO vs. Kon

PCO grabs a ladder and sets it in another ladder to make a surface at ringside.

He sets Kon on it and goes up top, but Kon is up and lays in punches before PCO goes back first through the ladder. Kon rolls PCO in the ring and comes in with the bag of tacks.

He spreads them on the mat and grabs a handful of tacks & putting them in PCO’s mouth.

PCO spits them in Kon’s face and hits a chokeslam into the takes then pours tacks on Kon & hits De Animator for the win.

Winner: PCO

Next Week’s Impact

TNA World Tag Team Titles Match
The System (Eddie Edwards & Brian Myers) (c) vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)

Alexander Hammerstone vs. Little Guido

Updated Rebellion Card (April 20th)

TNA World Title Match
Moose (c) vs. Nic Nemeth

TNA World Tag Team Titles Match
The System (Eddie Edwards & Brian Myers) (c) vs. Speedball Mountain (Mike Bailey & Trent Seven)

X Division Title Match
Mustafa Ali (c) vs. Jake Something

Full Metal Mayhem Match
Frankie Kazarian vs. Eric Young

Knockouts Title Match
Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Steph De Lander

Last Man Standing Match
Josh Alexander vs. Alex Hammerstone

Joe Hendry vs. Rich Swann

Knockouts Tag Team Titles Match
Spitfire (Dani Luna & Jody Threat) (c) vs. Decay (Rosemary & Havok) (Pre Show)

6 Man Tag Team Match
The Rascalz (Zachary Wentz, Trey Miguel & Myron Reed) vs. ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) & Leon Slater (Pre Show)