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Impact Wrestling Results (10/7/15): TNA World Title Series, Day 1

With Ethan Carter III filing an injunction, newly-crowned champ Matt Hardy had no choice but to relinquish the TNA World Heavyweight Title. The belt will now be up for grabs in a 32-man TNA World Title Series over the next few weeks.

TNA announcers Josh Matthews and The Pope revealed the first 4 groups in the World Title Series:

  • UK Group: Bram, Drew Galloway, Grado, and Rockstar Spud
  • Champions Group: Austin Aries, Bobby Lashley, Ethan Carter III, and Mr. Anderson
  • Wildcard Group: Aiden O'Shea, Crazzy Steve, Kenny King, and Mahabali Shera
  • Knockouts Group: Awesome Kong, Brooke Tessmacher, Gail Kim, and Madison Rayne
(The last 4 groups will be announced next week.)

And the mechanics are:
  • It will be a round-robin contest, with each match having a 15-minute time limit
  • 3 points for winners, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for losers
  • 2 highest-pointers in each group proceeds to the 16-man single-elimination tournament to determine the...
  • 1 undisputed TNA World Champion
1. Drew Galloway defeated Bram via the Big Boot

2. Brooke Tessmacher def. Knockouts Champion Gail Kim via a small package pin

3. Rockstar Spud def. Grado via the Acid Trip

4. Ethan Carter III vs Austin Aries (w/ Thea Trinidad) went to a time-limit draw

5. Awesome Kong def. Madison Rayne via the Implant Buster

Then, the now-former TNA World Champion Matt Hardy was interviewed about relinquishing the title, and showing the world that he could do it again by joining and winning this series.

6. Bobby Lashley def. Mr. Anderson via the Spear

Leaderboard after tonight:
  • UK Group: Drew Galloway (3), Rockstar Spud (3), Bram (0), Grado (0)
  • Champions Group: Bobby Lashley (3), Austin Aries (1), Ethan Carter III (1), Mr. Anderson (0)
  • Wildcard Group: did not compete tonight
  • Knockouts Group: Awesome Kong (3), Brooke Tessmacher (3), Gail Kim (0), Madison Rayne (0)

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