Impact Wrestling Results (10/27) – Jeff Hardy’s In Ring Return, New #1 Contender for the World Title

Bill Pritchard

Bully Ray vs Jeff Hardy

Ray punches Hardy as he gets up and chops him in the corner, then picks him up for a bodyslam but Hardy kicks him and hits a Whisper in the Wind. He goes for a Twist of Fate but Ray counters it and puts him in a nerve hold then clotheslines him when he tries to get up. Ray bodyslams him and hits an elbow drop for a two count, then hits a running corner splash and punches him in the head. The ref yells at Ray for pulling his hair, and Hardy rolls away from an elbow drop then avoids a corner splash and connects with a middle rope legdrop for two. Hardy avoids a splash and hits the Twist of Fate, then goes up top and hits the Swanton Bomb for the win.

Christy Hemme asks for an interview with Hardy and he says he came back to a good start, and thanks the fans for welcoming him back into their lives. He says he got a hard fought win over Bully Ray, then Jeff Jarrett comes through the crowd and attacks him from behind. Jarrett rolls him in the ring and he attacks him while Bully Ray gets a table, but Ken Anderson comes out and runs them off.

Winner – Jeff Hardy

#1 Contender's Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Samoa Joe vs Bobby Roode

Joe unloads on Roode with some punches but Roode comes back with some of his own then whips Joe into the opposite corner and hits a neckbreaker for two. He runs into an elbow by Joe and tries to apply a crossface, but Joe rolls out of the ring and pulls Roode through the ropes. He shoves Roode into the apron then rolls him back in and they trade punches until Joe powerslams him and back splashes him for another near fall. Roode throws some elbows and hits the ropes but Joe runs at him and knocks him down with a hard back elbow, and Joe puts him in a front face lock. Roode makes it to his feet and tries to leapfrog Joe, then gets caught with an atomic drop, but recovers and hits a spinebuster that knocks both guys down. (Cont'd…)

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