Genesis opens live in Huntsville with a shot of Taz and Tenay at the commentary desk. Mike Tenay announces that Genesis tonight is dedicated to Mae Young. Taz takes his glasses off and talks a little bit about her and saying “she’s up there in heaven raising hell right now.” A tribute graphic shows and then the video package for Genesis plays with a recap of the No DQ Match between AJ Styles and Magnus last week.
Inside the ring Rockstar Spud stands in a leopard lined suite and tries to make an announcement but the fans keep booing him. “My lords, ladies and gentlemen; I present to you the most marvelous event because nothing EVER happens in Huntsville Alabama.” He introduces “the queen of TNA” Dixie Carter. “You have now seen what it’s like when you cross the boss. It’s not very pretty, is it?” She asks if she has any takers and “if someone is game, I am ready to blame.” Dixie tells everyone that she warned AJ not to mess with her and the crowd starts a loud “You suck” chant. Dixie explains that she told AJ to get in line like everyone else, but “the lowly redneck in him raised up every time and disrespected me.” A “We Want AJ” chant starts, but Dixie is managed to talk over it and mentions someone who “is a rolemodel and represents everything I could want to represent my company” The Undisputed TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Magnus.
Magnus comes out wearing The TNA World Heavyweight Championship around his waist and another one over his shoulder. “Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your champion speaking on a historic night in Huntsville.” The crowd chants “You sold out” at Magnus and Magnus states that he didn’t sell out, but he put petty things behind him. He notes that he is wearing two TNA World Heavyweight Championships and notes that it’s obnoxious. He takes off the one around his waist and hypes up Dixie and presents Dixie the title for “being the champion of all of our hearts.” Dixie says that she’s at a loss for words. Dixie calls out the people who “exhibited tremendous loyalty” last week and Tenay explains it’s all the people who cost AJ Styles the World Title last week and took out the friends of AJ Styles. Dixie gives Spud the World Title to hold and tells him “Don’t get used to holding it.” Dixie calls what Roode did last week pure art and they will be thanked with a bonus in their paycheck and “this is the Genesis of Dixie Carter’s TNA.” Dixie explains that ECIII will have to continue his undefeated streak by taking out the man that’s standing in their way: Sting. Dixie Carter brings out EC3 and he gets his own entrance and The Broman’s are dancing to EC3’s music. EC3 clears his throat to talk, but the lights go out and Sting’s music. Sting is shown in the crowd pointing his bat in the ring as we head to a commercial break.
Back from the break, Sting’s music is still playing and it finally shuts off and Sting asks if this is really the future? He tells Dixie that he really hopes the payoff is worth it and says that there is a locker room of wrestlers in the back that didn’t sell out because they have honor. He says that Dixie can mess with wrestlers, “but when you mess with a wrestler’s family like you did with Kurt Angle last week, that’s crossing the line!” He talks about TNA not being united, but a house divided and a house divided can not stand and “we will fight you and get back what’s ours.” Dixie ask who we is and says she only sees Sting. Sting claims that they are in Huntsville and to take a closer look. The camera shows all the people that Dixie Carter had taken out last week and they rush in the ring and have a brawl with Dixie’s group of wrestlers. Sting ends up in the ring with EC3 and hits him in the gut with the baseball bat as we head to a break.
We are back from the break and Joe yells that they came here for a war and tonight he will get one. Spud comes out with a referee and tells Joe to be careful what he wishes for. He demands a 12-man tag match to be started right now (despite two of the people out there being women).
After everyone brawls on the outside, Joe hits a fury of right hands on DJ Zema Ion, walks out of the way of a crossbody, and a Samoan drop. ODB and Lei’d Tapa brawl in the ring, but ODB holds down the top rope and they both go tumbling down. James Storm fights with Bad Influence, manages to get Daniels over the top rope, but Kazarian hits a neck breaker and they both brawl to the outside. EY fights with Robbie E, but gets caught by Jessie. Joseph Park comes in the ring and hit a double team followed by a splash by Park. Somehow ODB and DJ Zema are in the ring and ODB hits the fall away slam and the kip-up. Tapa hits a big sholderblock that sends ODB out of the ring. Tapa stalks ODB on the outside while EY is tossed in by Daniels. Daniels hit a dropkick for two. Daniels locks in a chinlock. EY fights to his feet and tries a tag and now everyone are actually are on the apron. Daniels gets Park to a corner, but Joe gets a tag in. Joe hits a Samoan Drop on Daniels and gets two when Kazarian breaks the fall. Joe hits the sideslam on Kazarian and hits a dive on the outside to the Bromans. Park tries to do a dive but gets a leg lariat to Park. It busts Park’s lip and he goes postal by hitting right hands on everyone in sight, a chokeslam to DJ Zema, and a Blackhole slam to Daniels. Storm and Gunner argue in the ring, and get clothslined by Park. Samoa Joe gets in the ring as Park leaves and locks in the choke on Daniels and he taps out.
Winners by Submission: Samoa Joe, James Storm, Gunner, Eric Young, Joseph Park, and ODB
Velvet Sky is shown talking to someone backstage about her predicament. Austin Aries is shown being the one she’s talking to. He told her to think about what he said and thanks her for what she said on his Tristar trading card. He leaves and Sabin asks what she was talking to him about. Velvet claims she doesn’t want to talk about it in front of all these people, but Sabin decides he wants to talk about it to the entire world and tells her to go to the ring and snaps his fingers before leaving.
((Jarrett’s Jab – The match got off to an odd start and never kicked into any gear. I understand the match was all about revenge, but from the start it was just a brawl and it was close to the end before more people than just Samoa Joe stood on the apron to actually tag in. Velvet Sky and Austin Aries could be very interesting despite my fear that would mean Velvet would actually talk.))
Kurt Angle is shown knocking on every door yelling for Dixie. He asked the camera guy if he’s seen Dixie or Al Snow and he tells Kurt no. Angle shoves the camera guy and walks down the hall.
Chris Sabin and Velvet Sky are in the ring and Sabin says he didn’t want to do this, but she is being selfish. Sabin talks about how he is the X Division Champion for them and she doesn’t need to be having secret talks with Aries. Aries comes out and says that he isn’t out to steal Velvet Sky. He’s a vegan and doesn’t consume meat, but “I wouldn’t mind a slice of pigeon pie.” Sabin tells Aries that he’s not going to steal Sky and that she loves him and proves it by doing whatever he tells her to. Aries says he uses her as a pawn, and he told her that she’s not a pawn, and that she needs to be exactly what the people know she is: and extremely hot piece of-Sabin cuts him off and tells him to watch his “wordhole.” Aries says they can settle this if Sabin puts the title on the line against him next week and take Velvet out of the equation because he doesn’t think Sabin can beat him without her help. Aries ups the ante and says that they can make sure she’s out of the equation by being in a cage at ringside. Sabin vetoes the idea but Velvet grabs the mic and states that she’ll do it. Velvet says she wants a man who supports her, not blames her, and this will give him the chance to prove what kind of relationship they have since she’s refusing to do his dirty work. She adds that if he doesn’t come home with the title, she might just need to find someone else to spend her time with.
Simon Diamond is backstage telling the camera guy to film everything. He sees Samuel Shaw and tells him that he liked his match a few weeks ago and loved his intensity. Diamond extended his hand and Samuel shook it. Shaw started to walk away and Simon mentions him staring at Christy Hemme and to ease up on it a little bit. Shaw agrees before clocking Diamond and beating him down right in the backstage area. Shaw pulls off Diamond’s shoe and beats him with it before taking a whiff of it.
In a locker room backstage, EC3 is telling himself in a mirror “I am EC3, I am a Carter and I can beat Sting” repeatedly. Magnus comes in and says he sees a rookie who doubts himself, but he can believe in himself and rise to the top of the industry all by himself, just like he did with AJ last week. Carter says this isn’t AJ, this is the Icon, Sting. Magnus tells Ethan that he knows all about Sting because he beat him by submission in the middle of the ring at Bound for Glory. Magnus tells EC3 that he did his part of the deal, and to do his part and not bring shame on his family. EC3 thanked him for interrupting his preporation and then psyched himself up and started repeating the same mantra.
Inside the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Bully Ray makes his way to the ring for his No DQ match with Ken Anderson to his old music before Ken jumps him from behind. The two brawl on the outside as we head to a commercial break.
No Disqualification: Bully Ray vs. Mr. Anderson
Back from the break, Bully Ray tires to ram Anderson’s head in the announce table, but Anderson blocks him and rams him head first before yelling at Taz. Anderson rolls Bully Ray in the ring and goes for the Mic Check, but Bully Ray blocks it. They both get steel chairs and the chair collides with each other before Anderson finally connects with Ray. Anderson goes for another shot, but gets whipped in the corner. Ray swings, but Anderson connects with a big boot. Anderson stalks Bully, but Bully hits a spear and connects several times with the steel chain to the back. Ray yells at referee Earl Hebner and that distraction causes Ray to get hit square in the head with a steel chair from Anderson (after Bully had his steel chair in front of his face.) Anderson goes to the outside and pulls a guardrail out from under the ring and slides it in. Bully kicks the guardrail in Anderson’s face and then hits a slam onto the guardrail. Bully Ray goes for the splash, but Anderson moves and Bully lands on the guardrail. Anderson hits the Mic Check on the steel guardrail, but gets two. Anderson slides a table in the ring and sets it up half way, but Ray hits a right hand. Ray goes up top, but gets a right hand to the nuts. Anderson hits the roll on the table and gets two. After a trading some rights, Bully Ray hits the big chokeslam for two. Bully Ray goes under the ring and finds the lighter fluid. Bully Ray yells that “This is for your wife and your two bastard children,” but Anderson hits the Mic Check before Bully Ray can spray lighter fluid. Anderson sprays it all over a table, but gets a low blow and a piledriver in the middle of the ring for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bully Ray
Bully Ray grabs his Black Label Society hoodie as we are shown a replay of the piledriver.
((Jarrett’s Jab – There were a lot of tributes in that match. Anderson had his twins’ hospital bracelets on and Bully Ray had “MAE” written on his wrist tape in tribute to the late Mae Young who tragically passed away earlier this week. This was a good match, but I don’t like how they incorporated the guardrail in and none of the moves on it actually finished the match.))
Backstage Kurt Angle runs into Al Snow in the catering area eating. Angle flips his table over and shoves him against the wall before asking him what was that last week. Snow said he was just doing what he was told and Angle demands to know who told him that. Snow said that he had a family to feet and Angle hit him with a right hand and storms out.
Kurt Angle comes out and states that Dixie Carter is the reason is the reason he came to TNA seven years ago, but he wants to talk to her about what she did last week. She said she brought his family into it and she better come out and answer him and he isn’t leaving until she does. Dixie comes out and tells Kurt that he has to realize there is a lot going on and it’s not seven years ago anymore. Angle tells Dixie that he knows because the Dixie Carter he knows is a good woman, but she’s not here anymore. Dixie claims that she was trying to prevent him from making a decision he regretted, and she wanted to protect him from himself. Angle tells Dixie that she’s twisted, warped, and out of her mind, and if she wants to screw AJ Styles that badly and take out half the locker room while pretending there’s something wrong with his family, what that says about her. Dixie says he needs her looking out for him because if he got involved and got hurt, “you wouldn’t be able to make me any money.” She doesn’t want him to be like AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, and the other people who don’t stand by her side. She did what was best for him because he’s not too bright, and she always looks out for people on her team. Angle says he’s not on her team, and after he kicks Bobby Roode’s ass in the cage match tonight, he’ll be out here supporting Sting during the main event. Dixie can’t let him in the ring in this mental state, so she’s postponing the cage match until next week, and if Angle or anyone else decides to get in the ring during the main event, there will be consequences that could cost someone a job. Angle says this goes well beyond his job, and if she wants to fire him, then go ahead and fire him, because he’s going to do what’s right. Dixie sighs, stating that once again she needs to protect him from himself again, and has Ronnie and another member of Atlas Security eject Angle from the arena. Angle argues with Dixie and Roode comes from behind and nails Angle with a Lariat. Dixie tells security to leave Roode alone and Roode nails the Roode Bomb (Fireman’s Carry Neckbreaker). Dixie tells Atlas to please escort Kurt out of the building, and they drag his motionless body out of the ring carry him off.
Jeremy Borash is backstage with Madison Rayne, who says she’s been waiting well over a year for this, but Lei’D Tapa interrupts and stares at her. Madison asks if she’s supposed to be afraid of her, but Gail Kim blindsides her and says no, she should be afraid of her. Gail unloads on her with a few kicks, then says “See you out there…BFF.”
Backstage Earl Hebner is backstage getting chewed out by Dixie Carter. He walks off to referee the main event, but Dixie informs him that after what happened last week he’s not refereeing the match tonight and has the night off to think about what he did. Earl says he’s the senior referee and asks who is going to, and Dixie tells him not to worry about it and to leave.
TNA Knockouts Championship: Gail Kim (c) vs. Madison Rayne
Madison clutches her ribs and tries to do the wave when she makes her entrance. Gail goes right after them as the bell rings and then nails a clothesline for two. Gail goes for a slam, but Madison reverses and gets a two count, then gets a victory roll for another two count. Gail gets the scissor stomp before blocking a neckbreaker. After getting a few kicks to her ribs, Madison fires back, but a another kick to the rubs sends her back down. Gail cinches in the head scissors, but Madison makes it to the ropes. Madison is able to connect with a backdrop to the apron and shoulderblock to the floor. Madison goes out for the TNA Knockouts Champion and rolls her back in the ring before Tapa grabs Madison and starts choking her. The refree sees the interference and sends Tapa to the back and Gail quickly captalizes on all the chaos with the ring post figure four and breaks before five. The Knockouts Champion charges at Maidson, but gets flapjacked and nailed with the neckbreaker over the knee for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and NEW TNA Knockouts Champion: Madison Rayne
Jeremy Borash is backstage with Sting, who tells his buddies not to put themselves in the line of fire, because it’s all about him getting his hands on EC3 tonight.
Dixie Carter is backstage with the American Wolves and says she’s excited to have them here because she knows what kind of a following they have, and she’s looking forward to their tryout match next week. Davey Richards says he thinks they’re past the tryout phase. Dixie tells them that they have a tryout match next week and might get a contract. Eddie Edwards says they signed their TNA contracts this morning. Dixie asks what they mean, and Davey mutters that “they said she would react like this” and hands over an envelope, stating that it should explain everything. Eddie and Davey thank Dixie and leave. Dixie snarily states “And who do you think you” are as she opens the envelope. She sits down and skims over it before muttering something about a new investor out loud. She grabs her iPhone and makes a call.
Ethan Carter III vs. Sting
A “You’re a douchebag” chant starts this match off as Taz tells the viewers that the fans are calling EC3 a “d-bag.” Rockstar Spud is the referee for the match and he is wearing a blue bowtie and a referee shirt. Sting pulls the necktie off of Spud and tosses it into the crowd (which a guy wearing a Beer Hunter shirt in the front row catches.) Sting and EC3 lock up and Sting pushes him back to the corner. Spud pulls Sting off and tells him that he will disqualify him if he pulls the hair again (despite him not grabbing any hair.) Sting gets EC3 in the corner again and goes for a right hand, but Spud stops it and the distraction causes EC3 to be able to nail a right hand and a snap suplex. Sting goes crazy and knocks EC3 out to the floor, then rams him face first into the ring steps twice followed by a suplex on the ramp. Sting rolls EC3 back into the ring and goes for the Stinger Splash, but Spud again interferes by getting in front of Sting. The distraction allows EC3 to connect with a right hand and start to stomp him down in the corner. EC3 charges in and nails Sting with a corner clothesline and follows that with a suplex. EC3 goes to the second rope and misses and elbow drop. Sting goes on a frenzy, hitting multiple clotheslines, the Stinger Splash and locks the Scorpion Deathdrop on EC3. EC3 thinks about taping and Spud jumps on Sting’s back. Sting breaks the hold and Spud is still on his back so he spins around and EC3 gets nailed twice with Rockstar Spud’s legs. Sting shakes Spud off and hits the Scorpion Deathdrop on EC3. Sting covers, but Spud refuses to count. Sting grabs the left hand of Carter and forcibly counts to two before TNA World Heavyweight Champion Magnus pulls Spud out of the ring. Sting and Magnus have words and Magnus takes off his blazer and dress shirt to reveal a referee shirt. EC3 rolls up Sting and Magnus quickly slides in and makes a fast count.
Winner by Pinfall: Ethan Carter III
Back from the break Sting tells Magnus that he picked him to be in the Main Event Mafia and he was paid back by Magnus spitting in his face. He’s screwed AJ Styles and the fans and he’s now a cancer that needs to be cut out. Sting ones one more shot at the World Championship. Magnus says that it’s always ‘One More Shot’ with Sting, but one more is one too many. He hasn’t forgotten about Slammiversary last year, he lost the right to ever challenge for the World Title again and he owes Sting nothing. Stng says that Magnus doesn’t owe Sting, but he owes himself. He asks if Magnus wants to be King of the Jungle, his own man, and say he did something by himself and actually earn the TNA World Title. Men are champions and boys just wear belts. He asks Magnus if he’s going to be a man or if he’s going to be a boy.
Magnus states that he knows what Sting is doing and he’s not going to fall for it. He does however know that Dixie “against my wishes” is considering extending Sting’s TNA contract again and wants to make it interesting. If Sting wins, he becomes the TNA World Champion, but if Magnus wins, he tears Sting’s contract to shreds and he’s done. Sting says that he wants to gamble, and Magnus says he can’t wait to “tear up your contract, your career, and your life right in front of your stupid, painted face.”
We are shown Taz and Mike Tenay at ringside and they talk about how Sting may have made a gamble he can’t win. We are told that Genesis will continue next week when Kurt Angle faces Bobby Roode inside a Steel Cage and if Angle loses, he can never be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Chris Sabin will defend the X Division Championship against Austin Aries while Velvet Sky is locked in a cage. Gunner puts his Feast or Fired World Title Shot on the line against James Storm. Plus it’s title versus Career: Sting vs. Magnus and it’s all next week on Spike!
((Jarrett’s Jab – I fear that TNA has stacked next week’s card up to much because this was a great show, but next week has two PPV quality main events on it. I’m not a big fan of TNA finding a way to violate that stipulation where Sting can’t get a World Title shot. First he was in the battle royal where the winner got a slot in the World Title tournament, and now he’s actually being handed a World Title shot. I think that next week may be Sting’s swan song and I really hope that Magnus gets more offense than EC3 did tonight because that was ridiculous!))