TNA Impact Review – May 16, 2024

TNA Impact Review – May 16, 2024

Ash By Elegance vs. Xia Brookside

Xia Brookside hits a Lou Thesz Press and Ash By Elegance gets out of the ring.

Brookside hits her across the back and hits a vertical suplex on the floor.

She hits a splash off of the apron and throws Ash back in the ring.

Xia tries to go to the top rope but George Iceman catches her leg and Ash catches her with a jawbreaker.

Ash goes to the top rope and hits Rarefied Air for the win.

Winner: Ash By Elegance 

After the match Iceman tells Brookside to give Ash the rings. Brookside takes the rings and punches Ash in the face with it.

We get a vignette from Rosemary. She talks about Havok being gone and people claiming to be the heart and soul of TNA. She says there comes a time when one must give up their attachments. She says they’re not humans and they don’t play by the rules and it’s only when you’ve lost everything that you’re free to do anything.

We see Kushida backstage and Santino Marella comes in and asks if he was okay and Kushida says he was sick but now he’s okay. Marella asks if he’s going to be okay for his match on Xplosion and Kushida says no problem.

Leon Slater vs. Alan Angels

Alan Angels hits a series of half & half suplexes and goes for a spin kick but Leon Slater ducks and hits a leg lariat and hits a Swanton 450 Splash for the win.

Winner: Leon Slater

After the match Kon’s music hits and he comes out and snaps Angels’ neck. Kon tries to snap Salter’s neck but Leon clotheslines him out of the ring. Security keep Kon out but Kon snaps the neck of one of them. Kon screams You’re mine.

We see Gabby LaSpisa and she introduces Jake Something. She asked him what Something means. He says back in the day everyone would say he would never be anything so he built himself up and now he’s Something. She asked if he thinks he’s something now. Something says it seems like she’s mocking him because of his losses. Cody Deaner comes out and says he & Something are cousins and the people he’s angry at are people from his past and he proved the people wrong and he amounted to something. Deaner says the people here are with him and that he’s with him. Something says just like when he was with him when he left him for Violent By Design. Deaner says that he is sorry and that he was headed down a very dark path and he doesn’t want him to head down that same path and that he will always be family and he will always be a Deaner. Something clotheslines Deaner.

Gia Miller is backstage with Speedball Mountain and Bailey says their purpose is to represent the very peak of professional wrestling. Trent says their performances have been very close to the peak of professional wrestling. He says for the first time ever they will face each other. Bailey says may the best man win.

Frankie Kazarian vs. Steve Maclin

Frankie Kazarian goes for the guillotine leg drop on the apron but Steve Maclin gets out and hits the Spear to the outside.

Maclin sets up Kazarian in the corner and goes for a Spear but Kazarian moves.

Kazarian tries to go for Fade To Black on the apron.

Maclin goes for the KIA but Kazarian flips him over onto the floor.

The referee counts down and Maclin gets in the ring at 9.

Kazarian goes the Chicken Wing but Maclin fights out of it and hits Busaiku Knee followed by the headbutt off the top rope for two.

Maclin goes for KIA but Kazarian counters and goes for the Chicken Wing but Maclin pushes him into the corner. Kazarian gets the Chicken Wing but Maclin flips over for a pin for two.

Kazarian hits a springboard leg drop for two.

Kazarian sets up Maclin on the top rope and goes for Flux Capacitor but Maclin fights him off and goes for a spear onto Kazarian in the corner.

Trey Miguel distracts him and Zachary Wentz spray paints Maclin in the face when the referee wasn’t looking and Kazarian hits Fade To Black for the win.

Winner: Frankie Kazarian

We see a vignette for Gisele Shaw and Gail Kim tells her it was one match. Gisele says she hasn’t quit. Gail tells her if she needs any guidance, she’s here. Gisele asks where Gail is guiding her and Gail says home.

We see a backstage interview with Mike Santana. He says he dealt with a lot of trauma when he was a kid and lived his life in survival mode. He says right before he went to rehab, his daughter wrote a Christmas list where he wanted Santa for her daddy to stop. He says if he wasn’t going to get it together after that, nothing would’ve made him get it to together. He says that he learned that if he doesn’t fight for himself, nobody is going to fight for him. He says he’s got a lot of respect for Maclin. He says he knew that if he had to make a statement, Maclin was the guy. He says he is ready to go. He says whether anyone likes it or not, he’s here to go.

AJ Francis is in the VIP Box with Rich Swann and he introduces themselves as First Class. Rich Swann says First Class is scouting for some gold and they know the more gold, the more money. Francis says if they’re not First Class, they’re last.

16 Person Tag Team Match
The System (TNA World Tag Team Champions Eddie Edwards & Brian Myers, Knockouts Tag Team Champions Alisha Edwards & Masha Slamovich & TNA World Champion Moose), X Division Champion Mustafa Ali, Digital Media Champion Laredo Kid & Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace vs. Spitfire (Jody Threat & Dani Luna), Matt Hardy, Joe Hendry, Eric Young, Steph De Lander, Sami Callihan & Ryan Nemeth

Ryan Nemeth hits a dropkick on Mustafa Ali and runs into Ali in the corner but Ali flips over him and hits a chop.

Nemeth hits a DDT and goes for the cover but Eddie Edwards breaks it up.

Moose gets the tag and hits a knee before Edwards gets the tag & he whips Nemeth into the corner and clotheslines him.

Moose gets the tag and he rakes Nemeth in the back.

Nemeth comes back in with punches but runs into a back elbow.

Brian Myers gets the tag and locks in a sleeper hold.

Nemeth gets a sunset flip and goes for the cover but Eddie gets the tag.

Ali demands a tag but Eddie tags to Moose instead and Ali walks off to the back.

Myers gets a chinlock onto Nemeth then Myers poses but Nemeth hits Danger Zone.

Moose & Matt Hardy get the tag and Hardy hits a hip toss followed by a Side Effect for two.

Hardy shoves Moose’s head into the turnbuckle before Sami Callihan gets the tag and Eddie jumps off the top rope but Sami hits an elbow.

Myers gets the tag and Callihan takes them both down.

Joe Hendry gets the tag and he hits the fallaway slam on Myers & Eddie Edwards followed by a pop up Powerbomb and goes for the cover but the champions break the pin.

Callihan kicks Eddie off the apron but Jordynne Grace stops him and hits a back elbow followed by a spear onto Callihan on the outside.

Eric Young hits a splash, Laredo Kid hits a Lionsault and Jody Threat hits a moonsault off the top rope. Myers hits a spear onto Joe Hendry for two.

Eddie goes for Boston Knee Party but Eric Young pulls him out of the ring and Hendry hits the Standing Ovation onto Myers for the win.

Winners: Spitfire, Matt Hardy, Joe Hendry, Eric Young, Steph De Lander, Sami Callihan & Ryan Nemeth

After the match, PCO’s music hits and he’s wheeled out in a stretcher. He walks out to the ring and searches for something from his bag. He pulls out a dead rose and offers it to Steph De Lander & she accepts it.