TNA IMPACT TV RESULTS (5/23): Lilly’s report on Bailey vs. Seven, Grace vs. Belle, Myers & Edwards vs. Hardy & Nemeth

By Darrin Lilly, PWTorch Contributor


MAY 23, 2024

-Commentators: Tom Hannifan, Matthew Rehwoldt

-Highlights from last week and a preview of tonight’s matches.

-“Cross the Line” open.


This was a non-title match. Matt and Eddie started the match. Eddie went on the attack with chops and a headbutt. Matt recovered and worked on Eddie’s arm. Ryan splashed Eddie and got a two count. Ryan dropkicked Myers out of the ring. Eddie used a distraction to attack Ryan on the floor. Myers and Eddie tagged in and out to keep the advantage on Ryan. Ryan gave Eddie a DDT and made the tag to Matt, who cleaned house. Matt gave Myers and Eddie a dual DDT and got a two count. Matt gave Myers a Twist of Fate, followed by Ryan giving Myers a crossbody block from the top rope for the pin.

WINNERS: Matt Hardy & Ryan Nemeth in 8:00.

After the match, The System beat up Ryan and Matt. Moose gave Matt a spear. The beatdown continued. Eddie put a chair around Ryan’s neck. As Moose went to hit him with a chair, Nic Nemeth charged down the ramp and made the save. The System fled.

(D.L.’s Take: Good tag action to start the show. I was surprised that Ryan got the pin. Nic hasn’t been around for a few weeks and he received a warm welcome from the fans.)

-Gia Miller interviewed ABC. Gia noted the tension between them recently. Chris Bey mentioned Jake Something and Cody Deaner fighting the previous week and said that cousins fight, but there was no trouble between he and Ace Austin. Ace said maybe they aren’t on the same page like they thought. Ace said maybe they should work some feelings out of their system by having a match against each other. Ace said it would help them get on the same page and Bey agreed. [c]

-The Nemeths and Matt interrupted Santino Marella on the phone. He said they earned a tag team title shot. Matt said he was here for the world title, so Santino gave him a title shot at Against All Odds. He gave the Nemeth Brothers the tag team title shot against The System.

(2) THE RASCALZ (Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) vs. SINNER & SAINT (Judas Icarus & Travis Williams)

Sinner & Saint got some early offense, but The Rascalz used some double team moves to get the upper hand. Wentz did a standing shooting star press on Williams for a two count. Williams got a two count on Trey, but eventually succumbed to double teaming and got pinned by Wentz after a double stomp.

WINNERS: The Rascalz in 5:00.

After the match, Steve Maclin attacked the Rascalz. He gave them the Caught in the Crosshairs and left.

(D.L.’s Take: Just an enhancement match to set up the post-match angle.)

-Gia Miller talked to Maclin as he walked backstage. He said this was payback. He said he was sending the message that this was over, now he’s setting his sights on Mike Santana. Santana confronted him and challenge him to a match next week. [c]

-Clip of Frankie Kazarian yelling at Jade Chung. Security finally stepped in. He took the mic and said the King of TNA is leaving the building. He crossed paths with the entering Cody Deaner and had a brief staredown.

Cody got in the ring and took the mic. He called out Jake Something. Jake immediately came out. Deaner said one thing was going through his mind after last week’s attack from Jake — he deserved it for what he did to Jake when he joined Violent By Design. He said that sometimes families fight and that’s okay. He said he wanted to fight with Jake. He asked if the people wanted to see him shake Jake’s hand. Reaction was mixed. He stuck out his hand. They were interrupted by The Good Hands.

John Skyler said they didn’t care what the people thought. They got in the ring. Jake said the situation didn’t concern them. He said no one speaks for him. Skyler said Jake did need someone to speak for him because he could barely form a sentence. Jake decked Skyler. Jake and Cody cleared the ring of The Good Hands.

Santino walked to the stage to a big ovation. Santino noted that he used to live in Kentucky. He said he was making a KFC match — a Kentucky Fight Club match — and called for a referee.

(3) CODY DEANER & JAKE SOMETHING vs. THE GOOD HANDS  (John Skyler & Jason Hotch)

The match started and they immediately went to a commercial break. [c]

Cody dropped Hotch with a punch and got a two count. The Good Hands doubled teamed Cody to get the advantage. After several minutes, Cody finally made the tag to Jake, who took on The Good Hands by himself. Hotch broke up a powerbomb attempt. The Good Hands regained the advantage. Cody and Jake double teamed Skyler. Jake gave Skyler the Into the Void and got the pin.

WINNERS: Cody Deaner & Jake Something in 10:00.

Cody and Jake shook hands after the match.

(D.L.’s Take: Three tag team matches in a row. This one had decent action as well. I was surprised at the twist in the Cody/Jake angle. This is probably for the best because I think they would be more effective teaming than feuding. The angle made sense as well, because it would be logical for Jake to have some resentment towards Cody.)

-Gia Miller interviewed Jordynne Grace. She said that last week’s Champions Challenge loss was not on her. She said she went to TNA management and asked for a challenge and they gave her Marti Belle. She said she would show everyone that nothing can stop The Juggernaut. [c]

-The System had a heated discussion backstage. Moose vowed to break every bone of Matt Hardy’s body. Eddie & Myers vowed to beat the Nemeths. Eddie said that no one survives The System. Joe Hendry stepped in and noted that he did. Eddie called Hendry a joke and said he would take out Hendry next week once and for all. The System walked away. Myers told Hendry to write a song about that.

-The Concierge showed photos of Ash By Elegance on the screen with a bruised lip and a tooth that was out of place. He introduced a stand-in for Ash By Elegance. A woman and a man brought a mannequin to the stage that had Ash’s face on it and a champagne glass taped to its hand.

(4) JORDYNNE GRACE (c) vs. MARTI BELLE — TNA Knockouts Title match

Jade Chung did the in-ring introductions. Grace took Belle to the mat early. Grace suplexed Belle for a two count. Belle slapped Grace and threw her into the turnbuckle. Belle gave Grace a running knee for a two count. Grace blocked a Russian Leg Sweep and gave Belle a series of clotheslines. They traded strikes. Grace gave Belle a rolling Death Valley Driver. Grace was decked by Belle for a one count. Belle gave Grace The Stroke for a two count. Grace battled back and gave Belle the Juggernaut Driver for the pin.

WINNER: Jordynne Grace in 5:00.

As Grace celebrated on the ramp, Allysin Kay (Belle’s tag team partner in The Hex) attacked Grace from behind and threw the mannequin on her. She threw Grace back in the ring. Kay and Belle attacked Grace.

(D.L.’s Take: The match was short and okay. I do like that they bring in outside challengers for Grace to keep things fresh. Grace and Kay should have a really good match.)

-Clip of Jonathan Gresham defeating Kushida using the ink, followed by Kushida being ill after a match on Xplosion.

-Santino was on the phone. He tried to call Gresham and left a message. Santino noted that everyone he wrestles gets sick. He said Gresham would face Sami Callihan next week and the referee would wear gloves and a mask. [c]

(5) JODY THREAT (w/Dani Luna & Lars Frederiksen) vs. TASHA STEELZ

Tasha chopped Jody. Jody returned a chop. Jody gave Tasha a series of clotheslines. Jody suplexed Tasha for a two count. Tasha fought back. Tasha gave Jody a backstabber on the apron. Tasha gave Jody a series of kicks and got a two count. Jody made a comeback with clotheslines and running knees to the back. Jody powerbombed Tasha. Lars tried to tell Jody to finish Tasha, but Jody went for more offense. Tasha made a comeback and pinned Jody after a cutter.

WINNER: Tasha Steelz in 5:00.

(D.L.’s Take: Match was fine. Looks like trouble is brewing for Jody and Luna. Glad to see Tasha is back and hopefully will be put in a meaningful feud.)

-PCO was yelling for “Steph!”

-Trent Seven and Mike Bailey were shown backstage headed to the ring. [c]

-First Class backstage promo. Rich Swann said they were scouting the champions last week and decided which title they want to to go after. AJ Francis said it would be First Class Summer.

-Hannifan and Rehwoldt were in the ring. They said that Gail Kim would have a sitdown interview with Gisele Shaw next week. They also plugged upcoming shows.

-Jade Chung did the in-ring introductions as Trent Seven and Mike Bailey came to the ring. [c]


This match determined who would get an X Division Title match against Mustafa Ali at Against All Odds. Early on, Bailey caught Seven with a moonsault to the outside. Bailey gave Seven a dropkick from the top rope. They traded chops, including chops to the back. Seven gave Bailey a DDT. Seven got a two count after a powerslam. Bailey fought back with kicks and a running shooting star press for a two count. Seven slammed Bailey. Bailey missed a Shooting Star Press from the top rope. Mustafa Ali and his security force came to ringside. [c]

They had a sequence where they kept avoiding each other’s moves. Seven suplexed Bailey off the top rope for a two count. Ali was shown looking on. Bailey slapped Seven. Seven gave Bailey a backfist and a lariat for a two count. Seven gave Bailey a German suplex and dove through the ropes on him. Fans chanted “TNA!” Bailey went to kick Seven on the outside but accidentally kicked Ali. Fans chanted “One more time!” as Ali’s security tended to him.

Bailey and Seven traded chops on the outside. They beat the count to get back in the ring, then traded more chops. Bailey dropped Seven with a kick and followed with double knees to the chest. Bailey got a two count after a superkick.

Bailey connected with another superkick and a tornado kick. Seven made a comeback and clotheslined Bailey on the apron. Seven gave Bailey a Burning Hammer on the apron. Seven gave Bailey a lariat for a two count. Bailey gave Seven a DDT. Bailey superkicked Seven on apron and followed with double knees. Ali went after Bailey but his security held him back. Champagne Singh was dressed as a security member and knocked Bailey off the top rope. Seven got the pin on Bailey.

WINNER: Trent Seven in 19:00.

(D.L.’s Take: A very good match that lived up to expectations. I figured Bailey would win, but they went another direction. Ali vs. Seven sets up an intriguing match. This opens up a new mystery of how does Champagne Singh figure into all of this.)

FINAL THOUGHTS: It was an entertaining show, with an emphasis on in-ring action, as opposed to the previous few weeks, which were largely focused on talking segments. The matches were mostly short, but a good variety of people were spotlighted and some things were set in motion for the Against All Odds show. An excellent main event capped off the show.

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