TNA Impact Wrestling Results 1/5/17
Eddie Edwards, Bobby Lashley, and EC3 open the first show of the year
TNA Impact Wrestling kicked off the New Year with the First show of the Anthem Era at the Universal Studios in Orlando.
A video package of TNA World Champion Eddie Edwards was aired to kick off the show portraying his recent title defense against Bobby Lashley and EC3. Josh Matthews and the Pope ushered in the new beginning for TNA hopes for new opportunities. Eddie Edwards entered the ring and wished the audience a happy new year. In a passionate promo, Edwards said that he was aware of the fact that he had a target on his back. He mentioned that he wanted to carry the company on his back and make 2017 the year of Impact Wrestling.
Bobby Lashley interrupted Eddie Edwards and demanded a rematch for the title that he felt he deserves. He announced that he was tired of being screwed over by careless referees and wanted that 16 pounds of gold around his waist. Ethan Carter III then made his way down to the ring, and after a few humorous exchanges, he got down to business. He got into Edwards’ face and demanded a rematch.
Edwards then offered to have a triple threat match for the championship later that night and ended by saying that he had a surprise waiting for everyone.