RESULTS FROM MONDAY’S TNA IMPACT – ROB VAN DAM: NEW TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
– Hulk Hogan announced that Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam would face each other on the huge broadcast, with the winner facing AJ Styles for the World Title later in the broadcast!
– The Beautiful People successfully defended the Knockouts Tag Team Championship against Daffney and ODB
– It was announced Ric Flair would be barred from the World Title match. Flair also made a challenge to Team Hogan to fight on the broadcast. Later, Abyss and Jeff Jarrett accepted the challenge, which brought out Flair, Sting, Beer Money and Desmond Wolfe who attacked Abyss and Jarrett – until “The Freak” Rob Terry came out to save Abyss and Jarrett! Rob Terry stepped up big time! Eric Bischoff came out and made the match official, and said he had someone in the back who would team with Abyss, Jarrett and Terry!
– Backstage, Matt Morgan approached Shannon Moore and told him TNA management was forcing him to choose a partner for a Tag Team Title match against Team 3D next week. Morgan asked Moore to be his partner, but Moore told him to kiss his ass!
– In an awesome match, Rob Van Dam beat Jeff Hardy with the top rope Frog Splash after Hardy missed the Swanton! RVD now advances to face AJ Styles for the World Title later on.
– After a break, RVD and Hardy were backstage and went over the highlights of their match. Hardy told RVD he supported him in his World Title shot later.
– Samoa Joe made his surprise return to TNA Wrestling, joining the side of Jeff Jarrett, Abyss and Rob Terry to defeat Team Flair! After being the last entrant in the bout, Joe tagged in, cleaned house and hit the Musclebuster on Robert Roode for the win. After the match, an intense Samoa Joe immediately left the arena, leaving Jarrett, Abyss and Rob Terry in total shock!
– In the Main Event of the night, Rob Van Dam became the NEW TNA World Heavyweight Champion by defeating AJ Styles! In the end, RVD hit his top rope Frog Splash after AJ missed a springboard from the outside! The Impact Zone erupted as RVD was awarded the gold and confetti fell from the top of the arena! Jeff Hardy, Hulk Hogan, TNA President Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett and the rest of the roster came out to congratulate the new World Heavyweight Champion as iMPACT went off the air!