After looking back at last week when Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian revealed the ultra-juicy audio recording of what sounded like AJ Styles asking Dixie Carter if it's safe to show up for her husband Serg's birthday party, we go to video from last week when Dixie flipped out after last week's episode. She tore all the way through the back, through the parking lot, and into the truck where she cursed out her director and his staff. We then go out to the ring where a very emotional Dixie Carter says she had no idea what to say this week even though she thought about it all week. Before she could get started saying whatever came to mind, however, Daniels and Kazarian come out to say how hard Daniels knows it is for her to do. He knows the truth, so he'll help her out: the truth is that she made a mistake and she'd have been happy to hide it, except that she found out. Daniels says that Dixie should tell the crowd that she's a woman and she wants what she wants, but the truth is that she had a hole in her heart that Serg couldn't fill, and she found a suitable replacement in AJ Styles. Daniels asked who called who first, and Dixie responds by physically assaulting one of her employees. Daniels knocks her on her ass in the corner and says not to put her hands on him, and AJ Styles runs out to make the save. Daniels and Kazarian clear out of the ring and Dixie sits there looking sad as Serg gets in the ring and shoots AJ a dirty look. Serg, a non-wrestler, knocks the four time former World Champion on his ass and walks out. Dixie looks sad, but AJ goes and hugs her anyway.
When they went to commercial, online, Jeremy Borash reviewed what we had just seen and announced Austin Aries vs. Crimson would be next. They went to a pre-taped interview with Aries who said that Crimson has a streak but he has one of the X-Division champion and as a the best dressed man in TNA. He said that he's just short of a year since returning and Chris Sabin was a tough challenge last week. He had to dig down and the Bully Ray match wasn't easy either. They are all very good but they aren't great like him. Borash asked Aries his thoughts on what just went down. He said that when you are the longest reigning champion for TNA, you don't have time to worry about other people. He said he was sure they would get it all sorted out. He left, saying he had to go get his cape.
After the commercial, Mike Tenay says what we saw was just so uncomfortable, that we need to see it again, especially the part where AJ gets laid out by the non-wrestler. But first, let's head to the ring for our opening match...
Crimson vs Austin Aries
Aries has a little run-in backstage with Samoa Joe before he goes to the ring about Aries accidentally spraying Joe in the face. Aries says they've known each other for a lon time and if he wanted to disrespect Joe, he'd know it. Aries tries to go behind Crimson, but Crimson uses his power to toss Aries across the ring. Aries tries another tactic and kicks at the legs of Crimson, but Crimson just powers him into the corner and hits him with shoulderblocks before yelling that Aries is nothing. Crimson catches Aries on a leapfrog attempt, but Aries slips out of Crimson's grip and kicks at Cirmson's legs again, then hits a flurry of punches and dropkicks the inside of Crimson's leg. Aries with a kneebreaker and a roaring elbow, and Crimson goes down. Aries goes to the floor and trips Crimson's ankle, then comes in with a slingshot twisting splash for 2. He tries a Lionsault, but Crimson gets his knees up and gets to his feet. He waits for Aries to get to his feet and goes for the Red Sky, but Aries counters to a Frankensteiner. Aries with the IED and goes for the brainbuster, but Crimson nails Aries and dumps him to the floor. Crimson goes after him, but Aries quickly slides inside and hits the heat seeking missile through the ropes. Aries rolls Crimson back into the ring and Aries goes up top, but Joe comes out and trips Aries, causing him to fall on his face on the ring apron. Joe rolls Aries inside and Crimson quickly takes advantage by pinning Aries.
I guess Joe wasn't satisfied with the explanation Aries gave him. Crimson gets a microphone and says there is nobody here who can beat him, he's gone through everybody and just went through Austin Aries singlehandedly. He's been undefeated for 478 days, longer than even Goldberg. He's the most dominant man in wrestling history, and he'll prove it this weekend at Sliammiversary when he issues an open challenge. He's setting himself up for some Honky Tonk Man-style trouble there.
Hulk Hogan is backstage talking about 37 different things, but seems most interested in wishing Brooke luck in her new job and hopes she's ready for it.
During the commercial break, online, Socal Val interviewed TNA Tag Team champions Daniels and Kazarian after Jeremy Borash refused. Daniels said that they feel liberated by exposing Dixie and Styles' sordid affair. Kazarian said that if there was ever a time to wave the white flag and let the truth set you free it was now. He said there's damage happening to the Carter and Styles families. He said that people want to blame the messengers but they didn't draw first blood. Socal Val asked them how do they know that what they say is really going on. They said that they showed everyone the proof and if she doesn't believe them, what more can they say. They walked off. Val called them the most hated men in TNA.
Brooke Hogan is in the Knockouts locker room telling Mickie James, Velvet Sky, Brooke Tessmacher, and Tara how talented and beautiful they all are and that she wants to prove how tough they are by putting them in a four way tonight. Brooke also says that she did promise to get them all media appearances, so the first one goes to Velvet Sky, who will be in a Montgomery Gentry music video. Mickie doesn't look happy at that, but she joins into the group hug anyway.
Speaking of the Cursed Family, Hulk Hogan comes out to the ring to address the maniacs, brother. He's psyched to be there for TNA's ten year anniversary (the crowd starts a TNA chant), and the party's going through Slammiversary and then ending on next week's Impact Wrestling. As a special surprise, there's going to be a World Title defense next week regardless of who walks out of Slammiversary with the World Title. This brings out Bobby Roode, who must have been standing right behind the curtain because his music hit the instant the words came out of Hogan's mouth. He has a great idea for Hogan: that he should shut his mouth and show the World Champion the respect he deserves. Hogan's been showing him nothing but disrespect since a few weeks ago when he became the longest-reigning champion in company history. Then last week, he puts him in a Lumberjack Match with Sting, and now he's in a six man tag just days before another title defense. Hogan tries to interrupt, but Roode says he's not done yet, because after beating Sting at Slammiversary, he's got to show up next week to defend his title again. He thinks it's because Hogan's jealous of Roode because, even in his prime, Hogan could never lace up his boots. Roode says he's a better champion and wrestler than Hogan, then he grabs Hogan by the shirt and tells him to get out of his ring. Sting's music hits and he comes out to the ring, but Roode jumps him on his way in and beats him down. Roode turns to yell at Hogan, but Sting is back on his feet and goes to town on Roode, who slips out of the ring and heads for the hills.
The Knockouts are backstage, and they're...STRETCHING!
During the commercial, Jeremy Borash was in front of TNA TV champion Devon who was preparing for a match against Robbie E later on. They went to Jimmy Jay pushing a merchandise special for ShopTNA.com
Joseph Park is backstage freaking out because he went from being a concerned family member looking for his brother, and was just looking for truth and justice. Maybe now this weekend, he'll get a little of both.
Mickie James vs Velvet Sky vs Tara vs Brooke Tessmacher
All four girls get in the ring and trade punches, Tara and Brooke try to double team Velvet but she boots Tara in the face, and then she and Mickie work together to take them out. Gail Kim comes out to the top of the ramp as Mickie gets a couple of quick 2 counts on Velvet, and we're at commercial.
During the commercial, Jeremy Borash interviewed TNA TV champion Devon online. Devon said that the time has come to rid of that no good piece of garbage Robbie E. He said that he beat Robbie, then he beat Robbie T and then beat both of them. He asked what part of this doesn't Robbie doesn't understand - that
he's not going to beat Devon. He promised to take out Robbie tonight.
They showed some footage of the Knockouts match ongoing as Jeremy Borash talked over some of the things that have taken place during Impact. He said things were going down with Hulk Hogan and they would have details later.
We're back and Mickie is still beating Velvet up, but Brooke comes into the ring and catches a beating as well. Mickie gets an enziguiri, but Brooke gets a DDT and covers for 2. Now Velvet and Brooke go at it and Velvet dumps Brooke to the floor, then Tara sneaks in and rolls Velvet up for 2. Gail is at the broadcast booth saying she'll be answering questions on Twitter after the match as Tara gets another 2 count on Velvet, then she gets Velvet in a Boston Crab, Mickie gets Tara in a Dragon sleeper, and Brooke gets Mickie in a conventional sleeper. The whole thing breaks up as Velvet cradles Tara for 2, then kicks her out to the floor. We're down to Mickie and Velvet, Velvet gets some offense and a flying headscissors, but Mickie flapjacks her and then gets dumped to the floor by Tara. Tara goes to the top rope, but misses the moonsault as Velvet rolls out of the way. It's down to Brooke and Tara, and they go toe to toe and Tara hits a spinning TKO. Tara sets for the ass shaking standing moonsault, but takes too long and Velvet nails her. Mickie comes off the top with a Thesz Press on Velvet and then knocks her out with a superkick, but Brooke comes in from behind and hits a big damn atomic flapjack on Mickie for the win.
Winner: Brooke Tessmacher
Bully Ray is backstage holding the NEW legal document that Joseph Park will have the fiduciary responsibility to sign if he has his brother's best interests in mind.
During the commercial break online, Jeremy Borash interviewed Joseph Park. He said that he's going to put up his dukes and fight at Slammiversary. He said that he's never been in a fight but won't back down to Bully Ray or anyone. He said he's going to defend his brother Chris. Jeremy Borash said that every time he's in the ring with Bully Ray something happens and asks Park to make sure nothing happens. Park said that knows Jeremy and Abyss go far back and if he needs it, Joseph will have his back. Borash asked him what he thinks of what happened with Dixie Carter and her husband Serg. Park said that if anyone involved needs a good lawyer they should call him.
Park left and Bully Ray arrived. He said Borash should be petrified of what might happen in the ring. He said his goal is to make everyone hate him. Borash said there were a lot of Brits watching. Bully Ray ripped on them and said the Queen's Jubilee must be a porno. That was a great line.
We take a look back on the events of earlier tonight with AJ Styles, Dixie Carter, and company, and then we go to Hulk Hogan, who is on the phone with AJ Styles. Seems like AJ doesn't want to come back to Impact, but Hogan says he doesn't give a crap about his personal problems because he's booked in the main event and had better come back. Hogan hangs up and calls AJ a son of a bitch.
We go to the ring as Jeremy Borash introduces a contract signing for a match we never thought we'd see, between a self-professed bully and a lawyer who's never been in a fight in his life. He introduces Bully Ray first, and he plays the "do you know who I am" pop quiz game, then Borash introduces Joseph Park, who looks like he crapped his pants. Bubba tears up the contract, saying it was a standard contract for a standard wrestling match, and in his hand, he holds a different contract for a hardcore match so he can't be held responsible for doing all kinds of painful things to Park. Bubba signs the contract and then hands it to Park, who shakes as he reads it. Bubba yells at him to sign it, and Park says that he's never been in a fight in his life, and if Bubba thinks he's crazy enough to sign that, then Bubba needs a doctor, not a lawyer. Park refuses to sign it, so Bubba extends his hand to Park. Park reluctantly takes it, so Bubba spits in his face and asks if he's going to sign it now. Park wipes his glasses off as Bubba calls him an f'n coward and tells him to sign it. Park says that his brother gave his life to this company and gave his blood and body for TNA and the people here, and how dare Bubba try to desecrate his legacy. If Bubba wants an all out fight at Slammiversary, then he's on. He's not doing it for Bubba or anyone else, he's doing it for his brother Chris. Park signs the contract, but Abyss appears on screen and says that Joseph spent their whole lives opening doors he had no business opening. He warned Joseph for weeks to step away from the fire, but now it's too late. Park says he did it to help Abyss, but Abyss says he never needed his help, and he knows Bubba was saying he left him for dead, but he asks Bubba how dead he looks. Both Bubba and Joseph will see him at Slammiversary, and Joseph tells Abyss not to go as he disappears from the screen, and Bubba nails Joseph from behind and lays him out.
Garett Bischoff comes into Devon's locker room and offers to watch his back during his match tonight, and Devon is so impressed that he offers to team with Garett this weekend at Slammiversary.
During the break, Jeremy Borash hosted TNA Knockouts champion Gail Kim, who took questions from fans via Twitter. She said that Slammiversary will be just another random victory under her belt. She predicted Bobby Roode would defeat Sting at the PPV. Kim said Molly Holly and Tito Santana were inspirations in getting into the business. Kim said competing is the best feeling in the world and she does it for the fans. She said that she literally built the division on her back. She said she and Madison Rayne were a great team and would get the titles back whenever they get a title shot. Kim said she was a logical choice for the TNA Hall of Fame.
We look back at last week when Joey Ryan failed to earn a contract in the Gut Check, leading to a confrontation with Taz. Mike Tenay asks Taz if he had any second thoughts since last week, and Taz says he didn't for a minute. We go to comments Joey Ryan made backstage after losing the Gut Check last week, and he says Taz isn't the Human Suplex Machine anymore and he hasn't been relevant in years. Al Snow gets in Ryan's face and says to watch his mouth, Ryan continues to disrespect Snow by calling him pathetic, so Snow physically turns him around and walks him out the door.
TV Title Match: Devon vs Robbie E
Garett is in Devon's corner, Robbie T is in E's corner. Robbie goes right after Devon, beating him down to the mat and choking him on the ropes. Madison Rayne is out on the ramp and appears to be checking out someone in the ring, but we don't know who, and are left to speculate as E hits a back elbow for 2. Devon finally starts firing back on E and takes him out with a flying shoulderblock. Devon with a Rock Bottom and a leaping headbutt off the ropes, but T grabs his ankle from the floor. Garett goes after T and gets held back by the referee as Devon gets E in a small package. T comes into the ring and rollsthe small package over to put E on top, but the referee sees him and chases him out of the ring, allowing Garett to come in and reverse it back to Devon on top. The referee turns around and sees Devon on top and counts 3.
Robbie T attacks Devon from behind, but Devon and Garett turn the tide and clear the ring.
During the commercial, they showed Sting preparing for the six man tag.
Gail Kim returned to answer more questions. She said she was the greatest champion ever and anyone who thought Brooke Tessmacher could defeat her was negative and bitter and she doesn't like that because she's a positive person. She turned down answering where she was most ticklish. She said Madison Rayne is her best friend in the world but the other women are too catty since they either want to beat her or have a crush on her.
Hulk Hogan is out in the ring saying Bobby Roode interrupted him before he could make his big announcement, so- oh wait, Ken Anderson interrupts now and does his whole entrance. He comes out and does asshole stuff, then says that Hogan was about to announce that he's getting a title shot. Hogan says that he would love to finish his announcement with Mr Asshole's permission, so he calls RVD down to the ring. Anderson looks none too happy to see him, so Hogan ups the ante by calling Jeff Hardy out as well. Hogan says that they've all spent the last two months trying to get a title shot, so since there's going to be a title maych on Impact next week, the challenger will be decided by a match between the three of them at Slammiversary.
It's main event time! Well, mostly. AJ Styles doesn't show up, so Sting and Angle are going it 3-on-2.
World Champion Bobby Roode and World Tag Team Champions Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs Sting, AJ Styles & Kurt Angle
The heels jumps Sting and Angle at first, but Sting and Angle quickly get Daniels and Kazarian in their submission holds as Roode runs to the outside. Daniels and Kazarian get free and run to the outside, and we go to commercial.
We're back and Sting is in trouble, as he's getting beat down by Daniels and then locked in a rear chinlock. Kazarian comes in and works Sting over in the corner, then gets the referee's attention while Daniels and Roode beat Sting up in the corner. Kazarian with a leg lariat for 2, then chokes him with his knee. Roode comes in and Sting fires up and comes back at Roode, but misses a Stinger Splash. Daniels nails Angle before Sting can make a tag, and the heel team come in and triple team Sting by putting the boots to him in the middle of the ring. Roode tells Daniels and Kazarian to back off as Roode gets Sting in the Crippler Crossface, but AJ Styles suddenly hops the rail and comes into the ring, taking out all three opponents. He chases Daniels out to the floor as Angle recovers andgoes to work on Kazarian. Angle suplexes Kazarian to the floor and goes out after him as AJ and Daniels get back in the ring. Styles ducks a clothesline and hits a Pelle kick that sends Daniels outside, then hits a somersault dive. Roode tries to hit Sting with the belt, but Sting ducks, picks the legs, and gets Roode in the Scorpion Deathlock. Roode has nowhere to go and taps out.
Winners: Sting, AJ Styles & Kurt Angle
Sting picks up the World Title belt and holds it in the air before tossing it to Roode, who grabs it and runs.