Date: January 8, 2016
Location: Sands Bethlehem Events Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Commentators: Josh Matthews, D’Angelo Dinero
Due to the cancellations of the India and Gulf Coast tours, we get a special live edition of One Night Only. There isn’t much advertised for this save for the first match back for Beer Money against the makeshift team of Bram/Beer Money. Other than that we have the Wolves vs. Kurt Angle/Drew Galloway and Eli Drake/Jesse Godderz. Let’s get to it.
X-Division Title: DJZ vs. Mandrews vs. Crazzy Steve vs. Tigre Uno
Elimination rules. Tigre Uno is defending against the same people he’s fought for months now. Mandrews comes out on a skateboard and wearing a backwards hat. Uno is in a big shoulder wrap after his injury at Bound For Glory. It’s a brawl to start as this is under tornado rules. DJZ is quickly sent outside so everyone else can brawl, including Tigre suplexing Steve for two.
Back in and DJZ gets a good looking dropkick to knock Mandrews outside. Mandrews comes back in for two off a hard hurricanrana to DJZ, leaving Tigre to spinwheel kick Steve in the face. A Tower of Doom is broken up with some kicks, leaving Mandrews to dropkick Tigre out to the floor. The fans are behind Steve here.
Mandrews flips out onto Tigre and swings his legs back inside to trip DJZ. That means it’s time to skateboard down the ramp into a headscissors to send DJZ into Steve. Tigre dives onto all three of them before dropping a top rope seated senton for two on Crazzy. Back up and Steve grabs a crossface chicken wing on Tigre’s bad arm in the middle of the ring. Mandrews drops a shooting star on both of them to break the hold and pin Steve.
After the elimination, Steve snaps and puts Tigre in the hold again. Mandrews misses another shooting star but grabs a rollup to get rid of DJZ. We’re down to one on one and Mandrews goes after Tigre’s bad arm. A belly to back gets two on the champ but Tigre breaks up another shooting star, setting up a C4 to retain the title at 10:21.
Result: Tigre Uno b. Mandrews, Crazzy Steve and DJZ – C4 to Mandrews (10:21)
Post match here’s Gregory Helms to stare down Tigre again. Helms implies that time is running out on Tigre’s reign. Fans: “3 COUNT!”
Eric Young, now with fresh arm tattoos, says he and Bram are the only news anyone is going to be talking about in the very near future. Beer Money being back makes people happy but Young and Bram are never happy. Young rants about Matt Hardy costing him the World Title.
Aiden O’Shea vs. Rockstar Spud
Spud does the old Chris Jericho pose by laying against the barricade. After the bell, Aiden offers Spud a chance to walk out and take the countout instead of a beating. O’Shea keeps calling Spud a mutt as Spud teases leaving, only to come back and flip the big guy off. Aiden pounds him down and keeps talking trash on the mic, shouting that this is a heavyweight division.
The announcers don’t think this is a match for some reason. Spud drives him into the corner but O’Shea shoves him down again. He finds the mic again and talks more trash before pounding in some forearms. Josh throws in a line about Spud being a replacement for Mahabali Shera, whose tires were deflated earlier in the day.
A backbreaker stuns Spud and Aiden is still talking about how stupid Spud really is. Spud comes back with a baseball slide to knock O’Shea to the floor, followed by a dive. O’Shea sends him hard into the barricade and then the announcers’ table, drawing some loud swearing from Spud. Josh: “I guess this was a match.” Back in and Spud starts getting fired up, including a double bird and another F bomb. An enziguri and some forearms have O’Shea in trouble, followed by the Underdog for the pin at 9:33.
Result: Rockstar Spud b. Aiden O’Shea – Underdog (9:33)
Kurt Angle and Drew Galloway are ready when the Wolves come in. The Wolves came in and said they want a match with the two of them. Eli Drake and Jesse Godderz come in to add themselves. This might have been from Tuesday.
We look at Carter winning the title on Tuesday and see his post match victory speech where he basically says he told us so. He’s called himself several things since arriving in TNA including the new game. With this title, he may not be the new game anymore but he’s certainly going to change it.
Robbie E. vs. Mike Bennett
Before the match, Maria comes out and asks if we believe in the Miracle. Robbie goes right after him to start and fires off some right hands to knock Mike out to the floor. A dive takes Bennett down, meaning Mike has already taken more offense than he should have already. Robbie tries a hurricanrana on the floor but Mike pulls him up and swings him head first into the barricade to take over.
Back in and a big boot gets two on Robbie before we hit the chinlock. Robbie fights up again but can’t hit the Boom Drop. He can’t hit a high cross body either but the second Boom Drop connects to knock Mike out to the apron. Back in and Mike hits a quick cutter, followed by a fireman’s carry into a Michinoku driver for the pin at 7:33.
Result: Mike Bennett b. Robbie E. – Divine Intervention (7:33)
Post match the finisher is named Divine Intervention. Bennett promises to build a kingdom of miracles.
Gail Kim is happy for the gauntlet match because she won the first Knockouts Title in the same kind of match. Whoever wins is in for a fight.
Video on the Knockouts, basically giving a quick profile on each.
This is a mini Royal Rumble but it turns into a regular match when we’re down to two with the winner becoming #1 contender. Madison Rayne is in at #1 and Jade is in at #2. They botch a headscissors to start with Jade going down anyway, only to send Madison over the top and out to the apron. It’s too early for an elimination though and Madison gets back in but misses an enziguri.
Jade gets kicked out of the corner and slapped in the ribs a few times until it’s Rebel in at #3. A quick spinning kick to the head drops Madison as we get a weak NXT chant. Rayne has to try to fight both of them off until it’s Chelsea in at #4.
Chelsea can’t quite eliminate Rebel but does give Madison a breather. The pairs fight against the ropes until it’s Marti Bell in at #5 to give the Dollhouse yet another advantage. Rebel does her splits choke in the corner to keep Chelsea in trouble and the Dollhouse dominates. We still have no eliminations until it’s Deonna (recently of NXT) in at #6. Deonna takes down Rebel and Marti with a double clothesline. A triple spear puts the Dollhouse down and Rebel is knocked out.
Awesome Kong is in at #7 and it’s time to clear some room. Kong starts cleaning house and uses the other Dollhouse members as projectiles in a smart move. Chelsea and Deonna try to double team the monster and get chokeslammed at the same time. Both are quickly eliminated and it’s Velvet Sky in at #8 to give us a final grouping of Sky, Rayne, Kong, Jade and Bell. Velvet starts knocking the Dollhouse around and the Beautiful People actually knock Kong down.
Marti gets low bridged to the apron but Velvet doesn’t bother to eliminate her. Rayne takes care of Marti for her partner but Velvet is eliminated a few seconds later, leaving us with Madison, Kong and Jade. Kong stands on Rayne’s hand as Pope talks about being in this kind of match before. Kong puts Jade on her shoulders and swings her at Madison, only to have Jade get knocked out to the floor and get us down to one on one.
Rayne is quickly taken down to the mat and put in a leg lock which doesn’t go anywhere. Some clotheslines have little effect on Kong but a missile dropkick actually puts her down for two. Back up and Kong grabs the Implant Buster to put Rayne away at 16:08.
Result: Awesome Kong won a gauntlet match last eliminating Madison Rayne – Implant Buster (16:08)
The Wolves are glad to have Beer Money back, even though Beer Money is the past. They’d love to face Beer Money any time but here are Eli Drake and Jesse Godderz to interrupt. A lot of bragging leads to a pull apart.
Trevor Lee vs. Pepper Parks
Parks is an indy regular. Trevor jumps him at the bell and stomps Pepper down in the corner, allowing Pope to get in a “salt in pepper’s wounds” line. Pepper sends Trevor to the floor for a flip dive and stops to play to the crowd a bit. Trevor comes back with a knee to the face as Josh brings up Trevor being part of the GFW invasion. Lee puts a knee in Parks’ back and pulls back on the arm for a painful looking hold before actually getting a near fall.
Back up and Lee does his cool belly to belly suplex to counter a cross body and we hit the chinlock. Parks simplifies things a bit by kicking Trevor in the face and gets two off a backslide. A fisherman’s neckbreaker gets the same and Parks cuts off a comeback with a Sky High. Trevor tries what looks like a dropkick but turns it into a stomp to the chest. That and a fisherman’s buster into a small package are enough to pin Parks at 8:05.
Result: Trevor Lee b. Pepper Parks – Fisherman’s buster (8:05)
The Dollhouse celebrates in the back and Kong actually talks, telling Kim to clean that title up before she comes for it.
Pope is in the ring for a chat. He’s been insulting someone on commentary lately and would like to talk to him face to face. This brings Grado dancing out to the ring, much to Pope’s disgust. Pope talks about how they’re not exactly friends and Grado says something I can barely understand, talking about meeting Pope in 2011. They took a picture together and Grado got twenty six likes on Facebook!
Pope gets annoyed all over again and calls Grado a joke for dancing all over the place instead of taking this ring seriously. Grado offers to speak in an American accent so Pope can understand him. He says he’d fight anyone in the back to prove himself to Pope and that means it’s time for a match.
Grado vs. Abyss
Monster’s BallAbyss setting up the rules by telling Grado he likes to dance too. Grado actually dances before kicking Abyss low for an early advantage before the bell. It’s time for some early weapons but Grado knocks the cheese grater away from the monster. Some trashcan shots have little effect on Abyss and he knocks it right into Grado’s face to take over.
We get a table bridged between the apron and the barricade plus the bag of tacks poured out on the floor. Grado is smart enough to use the time to get the cheese grater and blast Abyss low, followed by some kendo stick shots to drop the monster. Abyss is getting up as Grado heads up top, only to have a trashcan pelted at his head, knocking him down through the table for a huge crash.
Instead of just ending it though, here’s the barbed wire board to make it even worse. It’s also Janice time and it gets stuck in the turnbuckle. Grado kicks him onto the barbed wire board and now Pope is on Grado’s side. Another board is put on top of Abyss to make a sandwich, followed by a top rope splash to crush him even worse. Grado grabs Janice but gets chokeslammed onto the tacks to give Abyss the pin at 9:23.
Result: Abyss b. Grado – Chokeslam onto a pile of tacks (9:23)
Drew thanks Kurt for the chance and promises to bring it on Tuesday.
Tag Team Titles: Eli Drake/Jesse Godderz vs. Kurt Angle/Drew McIntyre vs. Wolves
Wolves are defending. Jesse headlocks Davey to start but Richards tags in Eddie as Pope almost calls this a WWE Tag Team Title match. Drake comes in and suplexes Edwards for two, only to get a WE WANT ANGLE chant. Instead they get Jesse kicking Eddie in the head but getting suplexed down a few seconds later. Drake is smart enough to pull Davey off the apron to break up the tag, leaving Eddie to tag in Angle.
It’s time to bust out the Germans, including one to both Wolves at the same time. Drew comes in and helps his partner clean house Eddie finally crotches Drew on top to put him in the Tree of Woe, allowing Richards to add a top rope headbutt for two. Eddie and Drew get in a chopping contest in opposite corners before deciding to chop each other for a bit.
Drake finally breaks it up with clotheslines but Angle comes back in with an Angle Slam to Jesse. It’s Drew nailing Eddie with the Claymore to put all six down. Drake and Jesse bail to the floor, leaving the other teams to slug it out. That’s fine with the Wolves who both hit the ropes to take out the cowards on the floor.
Drew flips over the top to take out all four and throws Drake back in for an Angle Slam, only to have Davey slide in for a save. The referee gets distracted, allowing Drake to nail Drew with a title for another near fall. Jesse kicks Kurt low but gets sent to the floor, leaving Eli to take the Wolves’ Chasing the Dragon knockoff for two. Not that it matters as Eddie grabs a leg bar to make Eli tap at 10:13.
Result: Wolves b. Kurt Angle/Drew Galloway and Eli Drake/Jesse Godderz – Leg bar to Drake (10:13)
The good guys all pose together post match.
Lashley is sick of Tyrus costing him the World Title and wants some revenge.
Lashley vs. Tyrus
Some running shoulders to the ribs in the corner have Tyrus in trouble as the announcers remember that Tyrus has a World Title shot coming to him in the near future. Lashley can’t get the legs so he goes with a standing armbar instead. Josh actually talks some strategy by pointing out that Lashley likes to fight in close quarters.
Lashley jumps onto Tyrus’ shoulders for a standing cross armbreaker to put Tyrus in even more trouble. The TNA fans want Shera as Tyrus drops down to break the hold before suplexing him over the top and out to the floor. With the referee checking on Lashley, Tyrus pulls the top turnbuckle off.
A headbutt to the chest puts Lashley down again for two and we hit the nerve hold. It doesn’t last long as Tyrus throws him over with a t-bone suplex before sending him hard into the exposed buckle. Lashley shrugs it off but misses a charge into the post, allowing Tyrus to get two off a cross body. They go over to the exposed buckle but the referee gets bumped. This fires Lashley up and he goes off, sending Tyrus into the exposed buckle ten times in a row. The spear puts Tyrus away at 9:35.
Result: Lashley b. Tyrus – Spear (9:35)
The announcers recap the show.
Beer Money video.
Roode and Storm are ready.
Beer Money vs. Bram/Eric Young
Storm headlocks Young down to start and drops him with a Russian legsweep, followed by a knee drop from Roode. With the wrestling not working, Young bites Roode on the shoulder and makes the tag off to Bram. Everything breaks down and Bram gets double hiptossed. Young is rammed into his partner to send both guys out to the floor. That’s fine with Roode who backdrops Storm onto both guys for a crash.
There’s the double suplex but Bram breaks up the name shouting, which seems to be considered the big spot. Things settle down with Storm getting beaten down in the wrong corner until he grabs a running neckbreaker on Young. It’s not enough for the hot tag though as Bram keeps Storm down and grabs a chinlock.
Roode and Young yell at each other on the apron, allowing Young to take Bram’s place with no tag. Storm fights up and catches Bram in a double clothesline, only to have Young pull Roode off the apron. Not that it matters as Storm gets in another clothesline a few moments later and makes the hot tag.
Everything breaks down and Storm busts out a hurricanrana from the top, setting up a top rope splash from Roode for two. The villains come back with a Hart Attack for the same but Storm breaks up the piledriver with a Last Call. Now Beer Money gets to shout their names and it’s the DWI (Drinking While Investing, a suplex into a powerbomb) for the pin on Bram at 15:05.
Result: Beer Money b. Eric Young/Bram – DWI to Bram (15:05)
A big celebration ends the show.
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