-From Manchester, England. Our hosts are Josh Mathews and Taz.
-The Beat Down Clan comes to the ring to talk. Their new public enemy #1 is Drew Galloway, who helped cost MVP his title match against Bobby Lashley. After issuing a series of generic threats, they invite Galloway to the ring to explain himself. Drew channels his inner Roman Reigns by appearing in the stands (except the fans actually like him) and cuts a promo putting over the fans and his actions. Drew proves himself to be a capable talker, but his material is the same old ďIím a pro wrestler, not sports entertainerĒ type shtick thatís been all the rage since the CM Punk pipe bomb promo. Drew wants a fight, and Kenny King asks his BDC brothers to let him take the challenge.
-The BDC attempt a group ambush on Galloway, but he slides out of the ring before anything can happen.
-Bobby Roode comes to the ring for an interview. Heís still mad at Eric Young, but despite everything, heís still standing. Roode is determined to regain the TNA title and no man can stand in his way. Kurt Angle appears on the stage and says heís going to get in Roodeís way. They tease a fight, but Eric Young sneaks in for an ambush on Roode. Kurt separates Eric and they start throwing punches. Roode interrupts and tosses Young to the floor. These three square off in a triple threat #1 contenders match later.
-James Storm tries to recruit Bram for the Revolution. I keep waiting for Storm to start singing ďHeís got the whole world in his handsĒ as he looks more like Bray Wyatt with every passing week. Memo to TNA: thatís not a good thing. Also, Storm isnít even remotely convincing in this role, after years of watching him on TNA television as a beer-swilling redneck. I would go as far as saying that James Storm and the Revolution is the single weakest element of TNA on the creative side of things.
-Bram prepares to inflict more pain on Hardy but Magnus makes his surprise return for the save. Bram retreats, leaving Magnus to cut a pandering promo to his hometown fans.
-Rockstar Spud tells Mr. Anderson that heís got to finish things himself.
-Drew Galloway reiterates his talking points to the roaming camera. He thinks groups like the BDC turns people off from wrestling.
-Rockstar Spud comes to the ring dressed in a Union Jack tuxedo. Spud says the last few months have been the worst of his life, but the thing that got him through it were the fans. He challenges EC3 to come to the ring on his own for a confrontation. Ethan Carter III answers the call, and Tyrus is nowhere to be seen. Spud gives Carter a piece of his mind and wants a match. EC3 says Spud isnít good enough to challenge him and reminds us that heís undefeated. Spud cuts him off, yelling about how he helped Carter win all those matches. Now, Spud wants to end EC3ís streak. Carter is willing to fight Spud in London, but only if he can shave Spudís head after he wins. Spud accepts, but only if Carter puts his hair on the line too. I kind of hate myself for this, but Iím looking forward to the match.
-Kong, who apparently turned heel but didnít tell anyone, prepares an Implant Buster on the floor, but Gail Kim makes the save.
-Matt Hardy congratulates The Wolves, but insists on getting a title shot once Jeff Hardy is healthy again. The Wolves say it would be a privilege to defend against the Hardy Boyz
Roode doesnít want to wait for Angle and chases Young out of the ring. Roode and Young start brawling during a commercial break. Angle catches Roode with a German suplex. Bobby lands a blockbuster on Kurt, but Eric breaks them up. Eric gets to set the pace for a bit. Eric sets up a superplex on Roode, prompting Angle to sneak in a power bomb. I remember when I used to pop for that spot. Angle delivers TEN rolling Germans to Eric. That would be awesome if I werenítí distracted fearing for Kurtís health. Roode catches Angle in the crossface, but itís reversed into an ankle lock. Roode counters, but Young returns. Roode blocks a Piledriver and hits a spinebuster, but Angle surprises with the Angle Slam for 2. Kurt puts Young in the ankle lock until Roode interrupts, only to get caught in the ankle lock too. They tumble into the ref, who takes a bump. This allows a chair shot on Roode from Young, Kurt didnít see it and hitís the Angle Slam on Bobby for the win at 8:50. That was a somewhat interesting finish. In a vacuum, this was a good match, but Iím not sure that Kurt Angle needs to be the one having this sort of match in 2015. Aside from the 10 Germans, this also a typical triple threat, **Ĺ.
Winner: Kurt Angle
-TNA Champion Bobby Lashley shows up to applaud Kurt and have an obligatory stare down heading into their title match.
Final Thoughts: Okay-at-best episode. I appreciate that theyíre building to a big London taping, but the lack of having pay-per-views (or quarterly specials) to build up to is a hindrance on this program. Thumbs in the middle.