We kick the show off with a look back at the events of Victory Road as Sting inadvertently gives himself a concussion and costs himself the match, then crosses the line by dragging Dixie Carter into the ring. Sting tries to stop him, but he passes out from the concussion and Roode tapes him to the ropes while Dixie throws herself over Sting to protect him from a chairshot from Roode. He gets right in her face and yells "WHAT'S THE MATTER, DIXIE? YOU DON'T LIKE ME? YOU DON'T LIKE ME?" and then "WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO, DIXIE? THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO!"
We hit the opening video, and then it's off to the Impact Zone as Dixie Carter strolls down the rampway and into the ring to address the fans. At least she doesn't have entrance music anymore. She wipes tears from her eyes as the fans chant her name, and she says that for the past six months, Bobby Roode has disrespected the company more and more. He's done it to the fans, everybody who loves wrestling (she pauses to compose herself), but what he did at Victory Road disgraced the company,and all he's done the entire week is talk to outside attorneys, his management cousel, weighing what she wants to do about this, and she's left with only one option. Before we can find out what that option is, Sting (back in normal Sting mode, albeit without gloves on) comes out to the ring to have a chat with his boss. He says he's never given her a reason not to trust him, but as much as he wants to agree and say firing Roode is the answer, but he thinks that's letting him off easy because then nobody gets their revenge on the guy. The fans chant "we want revenge" and Sting says that's right, and we need the right kind of revenge, and Sting says he doesn't feel like he's working out as the GM.
Okay, we're back from commercial and the fans are still chanting "please don't go" at Sting, who says that Dixie put all her faith in him and gave him the ball,and he did everything he possibly could do, but something happened at Victory Road. The company came alive, Sting came alive, and he realized that he can't be part time GM and part time wrestler (fans chant "you still got it"), and he thanks the fans for that, but he still can't do both if he's going to compete at a Bobby Roode level. He hates to do it, but he has to go home, rest, and get better, and he's going to come back better than he's ever been. He's going to put his boots on, he'll be 100% nothing but a wrestler, and he's going to continue fighting for the company and fighting for Dixie, but he's going to do it in a different capacity, so as sorry as he is to do it, he has to step down as GM of the company. Dixie goes "What am I supposed to do?" and Sting says he'd never leave her hanging, and he's got the right guy for the job, a guy who knows how to take the company all the way to the top, who can devote 100% of his time to the company (the fans start chanting "Hogan" as I REALLY start to not like where this is going) and says that he wants to hand the keys to the REAL Hulk Hogan.
Bully Ray is backstage saying he's not pissed, he's SUPER pissed. He's not taking the show hostage, he's not messing around, he's going to take matters into his own hands and it's not a good night to be standing in his way.
X Division Title Match: Austin Aries vsZema Ion vs Tony Nese vs Kid Kash
First fall wins it. Crowd is solidly behind Aries right from the start, and the champion goes out to the floor almost immediately with Ion as Kash abuses Nese in the ring. Nese totally undershoots what would otherwise have been an impressive top rope bodypress, but Nese manages to dump Kash out to the floor and winds up taking punishment from Aries instead. Nese gets the boot up onan IED attempt, takes Ariesdown in thecorner, and hits a Facewash for 2. Ion comes in and dumps Nese now, but Aries escapes a back suplex attempt and sets for the brainbuster, Nese comes off the top to try and nail Aries, but Aries catches him and hits a DDT/Flatliner combo on Nese and Ion. He dumps them out to the floor and follows out with the heat seeking missile, but turns around right into a dive from Kash. Ion gets onto the apron, frames up his shot, and moonsaults onto Kash and Aries. Aries goes down and holds his head as Nese wipes everyone out with a dive of his own. All the challengers goback into the ringand fight it out, but Ariessneaks in and dumps all three of them in the Tower of Doom. Oh, wait a minute: Bully Ray runs in and attacks all the challengers, causing...
Aries acts all indignant at Bubba for interfering in what would surely have been another great win, but Bubba just boots him in the face and grabs a mic. He asks the fans if they know who he is, then says that he's Bully Ray. His music hits and he stares down at the destruction he caused before putting hisbaseball cap back on and heading to the back.
Mexican America is outside and their car is being repossessed by Josh from Repo Games. You know the drill, so Anarquia is our contestant for tonight and he correctly guesses the year Mexico won its independence from Spain, but incorrectly guesses that the chimichanga was created in Mexico when in fact it originated in the United States. He doesn't have a hope with the next one where he has to correctly spell Guadalajara, but he gets Josh to agree to hold the car and if they go out and win their title matches tonight, they'll get their car back.
Knockouts Tag Team Title Match: ODB & Eric Young vs Sarita & Rosita
Young and Rosita starts, and Rosita is so down to business that she takes her big hoop earrings out. ODB tags in before anyone makes contact and totally overpowers Rosita. Rosita dodges a bronco buster and tags out to Sarita, who rams her face into the turnbuckle and dances. Rosita tags in and puts the boots to ODB, but ODB wipes her out with a clothesline and makes the hot tag to EY, who comes in and...cartwheels around the ring before taking his pants off. Sarita and Rosita try to turnEY on, but ODB gets all "not my man, bitches" and destroys them both. ODB dumps Sarita to the floor, hits the TKO on Rosita, and then starts yelling at EY for being a horndog. She kisses him and then tosses him on top of Rosita for the win.
Winners: ODB &Eric Young
We look back at Victory Road as Crimson left Matt Morgan high and dry, then came back in and speared him to cost them the match after Morgan tried to keep fighting. We go backstage to Crimson watching Matt Morgan's Direct Auto Insurance commercials, and says that this is exactly what the problem with their team was: Morgan was never about the team, he was trying to launch a Hollywood career and was doing it at his expense. Crimson isn't going to let Morgan hold him down or get in the way of Crimson's destiny, so Crimson did what he does with his trash: he took him out. He says if Morgan wants, they can go at it next week on Impact, but Morgan runs in and goes after Crimson. He says that they don't need to wait until next week when they can do it now, and destroys Crimson before plowing him through a bunch of chairs.
We go backstage to Dixie Carter, who says she doesn't even know what to think because she trusts Sting, but she just doesn't know how she feels right now. She goes off to cry again, so we go to James Storm, who's also backstage, and he's...WALKING!
Jeff Hardy is backstage demanding Kurt Angle in a cage at Lockdown, then Abyss' "brother" comes in and gives Hardy his business card, telling Hardy to call him if he hears anything about Abyss.
We go to a video package with Bobby Roode and James Storm as they talk about coming into TNA as virtual unknowns and worked their asses off to get to the top. This was a terrific package that really took you back as it included clips from the early Nashville days. We then go out to the ring as Storm comes out to cut a promo saying that he believes in an eye for an eye, and what Roode has done to everyone over the last few months is wrong and he went too far when he put his hands on Dixie Carter. He's going to take the title when he gets Roode in the cage at Lockdown, and he'll right all of Roode's wrongs, but right now he just wants to fight him and he orders Roode out to the ring. Roode's music hits, but we instead get Roode's lawyer William Kelly, who is here to inform everyone that Roode will remain at his home in Toronto until further notice due to the unsafe working environment he's been faced with. Roode also suggests Storm face either Daniels or Kazarian as they both asked for matches with Storm, and he'll see Storm at Lockdown. Storm says he'll make it easy and fight them both to make things easier for next week, and he looks for a pen to write a note for Kelly to take back to Roode, but says he was never good at writing anyway, and knocks Kelly out with a superkick.
Kurt Angle is shocked that Jeff Hardy wants a rematch, then he goes and gets in Garett Bischoff's face after he survived the five minute challenge. He ups the ante this week and challenges Garett to face him in a THREE minute challenge.
Three Minute Challenge: Garett Bischoff vs Kurt Angle
Garett still doesn't have any real ring gear, but Angle has gotten himself into amazing shape. Garett tries to run away from Angle and run the clock down, but Gunner runs out of the back and dumps Garett back into the ring where he and Angle beat Hardy down 2-on-1.
Winner: Garett Bischoff by DQ
Jeff Hardy runs out and chases Gunner and Angle off, then his music hits as he stares Angle down.
World Tag Team Title Match: Samoa Joe & Brutus Magnus vs Mexican America
Joe beats Hernandez down in the corner and hits an inverted atomic drop and a running senton for 2. Magnus tags in but quickly finds himself in the wrong part of town, as Mexican America hits the Beverly Drop for 2 and then Hernandez locks him in a bearhug. Magnus fights his way free, but Hernandez nearly knocks him into next week with a running shoulderblock. Mexican America goes for what would have been a cool double team as Hernandez tried to pop Anarquia over his head onto Magnus in the corner, but Magnus moves and wipes out Hernandez with a clothesline, then tags in Joe so he can clean house. STJoe on Hernandez, Kokina Clutch on Anarquia, and the girls get up on the ring apron to distract the referee as Anarquia taps out. Suddenly, Josh from Repo Games comes out and carries Sarita and Rosita off as Joe and Magnus hit their finish on Anarquia for the win.
Winners: Samoa Joe & Brutus Magnus
Hulk Hogan is backstage, and he tells the Mystery Cameraman that he doesn't know what's going on and is just here because Sting asked him to.
We go out to the parking lot where Josh finally drops Sarita and Rosita off so he can repo their car. Hernandez and Anarquia run out and Anarquia tries to talk Josh out of taking it, but Josh refuses so Anarquia takes a swing at him. Josh ducks out of the way and shoves Anarquia back at Hernandez, then walks off with Sarita and Rosita, who I guess suddenly are really turned on by him.
After a short video hyping the premiere of the music video for James Storm's entrance music, Longnecks and Rednecks, it's main event time!
James Storm vs Frankie Kazarian & Christopher Daniels
Daniels tries to fake Storm out by making like he tells Kazarian to fight Storm alone and then Daniels heads to the back, but he comes running back out and jumps Storm during his entrance. Daniels and Kazarian beat down their former Fortune partner and take turns covering him for 2. Daniels and Kazarian are just taking free shots at Storm and Kazarian gets so vicious at one point that Daniels has to pull him off Storm. Storm dodges a corner charge by Daniels, superkicks Kazarian, then superkicks Daniels and covers for the win.
Winner: James Storm
Sting is backstage, and he's...WALKING! And so is Dixie Carter! AND Hulk Hogan!
Sting comes out to the ring and calls Dixie Carter down to the ring (and she does have her entrance music this time), and Sting tells her that he's looked into Hogan's eyes and he knows he's the real deal this time and asks her to trust him. Dixie obviously has learned a lot from Sting, because like a complete moron, she says "Well, I trust you and you've never steered me wrong, so sure!" Now Hogan comes out and hugs Sting and Dixie (who has a big smile on her face) and Sting tells Hogan that the fans believe in him, but we go off the air before Hogan has a chance to say anything.