Report by Stuart Carapola & PWinsider.com
TNA Impact Wrestling Results 9/13/12
Sep 14, 2012 - 12:04:03 AM
We start off with a look at No Surrender and the outcome of the Bound For Glory Series which was won by Jeff Hardy, setting him up to challenge Austin Aries for the TNA World Title at Bound For Glory.
Speaking of Aries, he comes out to the ring to start off the show coming off his fight with the Armbreaker from Aces & Eights at No Surrender. He holds the belt in the air and says it's power because it's what makes everything go around. It's the reason every wrestler gets up in the morning, puts on their boots, and gets in the ring. It's why Aces & Eights has been coming after him, and it's why he took a piece out of the Armbreaker's ass. But it's time to move on, and the focus is now on Bound For Glory where he'll face a man who defeated all the odds by beating out eleven other men to earn a title shot at Bound For Glory, and Aries asks Jeff Hardy to come out to the ring right now. Aries congratulates Hardy for winning the BFG Series and showing something inside few men have,and Aries knows what it takes to beat Samoa Joe and Bully Ray, but Hardy beat both of them in one night and he deserves the title shot at Bound For Glory. Aries says it's funny because Hardy is a man of few words, and the people can't help but cheer for him. Aries on the other hand is a man of many words and tells the fans to be quiet, and they cheer for him too. Everyone sees Bound For Glory as Hardy's opportunity to become champion and they say Aries has something Jeff Hardy wants, but Aries sees this as Hardy having many things Austin Aries wants.
Bully Ray's music hits before Aries can continue, and he power walks out to the ring to tell Aries and Hardy that they're both lucky. Aries is lucky that he's not the guy Bully is facing at Bound For Glory because he would have taken his World Title, and Hardy is lucky that Bully Ray actually felt bad for him after he was attacked by Aces & Eights. He took his eye off the ball for a second, and Hardy beat him. Bully's been beating Jeff for fifteen years, and he wants to fight Jeff. Aries says Bully is lucky because the last time they were in the ring, he tapped Bully out, and the last time he was in the ring with Hardy, Hardy beat him as well. Aries says that if Bully is so convinced that Hardy got lucky, maybe he should fight him again. Hardy's ready to go and he takes his shirt off so the girls will scream, and Bully backs off and says he doesn't want to fight. Apparently his opinion doesn't matter, because Hardy's music hits and Mike Tenay proclaims that the rematch will happen tonight. Okay, then!
James Storm is backstage, and he's...WALKING!
Before the next match, Mike Tenay and Taz wish the best to Jerry Lawler for a speedy recovery. That was very classy of them.
X Division Title Match: Zema Ion vs Sonjay Dutt
So here's another rematch from No Surrender,and Zema tries to sneak attack Dutt, but Dutt sees him coming and backdrops Ion out to the apron. Ion yanks him down to the mat, but Dutt swings his legs through the ropes and hits a flying head scissors to the floor, then does a 619 through the ropes for another head scissors, then leapfrogs over Ion onto the apron and hits a moon sault. Awesome combo, and Dutt comes back in and a third head scissors sends Ion out to the apron, but then he comes back in and Dutt hits a fourth head scissors into the 619-style cradle for 2. Dutt dodges another charge and hits the pendulum kick and goes up top, Ion tries to pull him off the top rope but Dutt hits a fifth flying head scissors. Dutt sweeps Ion's legs and goes for a standing moon sault, but Ion dodges and traps Dutt in a Rings of Saturn. Dutt makes the ropes and hits a standing moon sault, then comes off the top rope with a nasty looking double stomp. He covers, but Ion gets his foot on the ropes at 2. Dutt goes to the top, but Ion clips Dutt's leg out from under him and Dutt falls off the corner and lands on his head. Ion quickly cradles Dutt and gets 3.
Winner: Zema Ion
Ion hits Dutt from behind with the can of hairspray and cranks on a cross arm breaker.
Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian are in Hulk Hogan's office mocking the Hulkster, but Hulk walks in and takes an appletini from Daniels. He sips the drink and says he understands Daniels and Kazarian pulling out all the stops to retain their title, so he's going to leave the fate of rematches in their hands. Tonight, Daniels will wrestle either Chavo Guerrero Jr or Hernandez, and Kazarian will wrestle either AJ Styles or Kurt Angle, and if either of them lose, the person who beat them will get a rematch for the title.
AJ Styles and Kurt Angle are backstage arguing over who's going to wrestle Kazarian, AJ wants him because he wants to take him out, but Angle is more interested in the title shot and doesn't want AJ wrestling because he'll get too emotional since Kazarian tried to ruin his life. AJ assures him he'll play it straight and walks off, then Wes Brisco comes in to say hi to his buddy Angle, and they walk off to watch AJ's match.
We see a video package looking at No Surrender when Bobby Roode interfered in the Bound For Glory Series and then James Storm attacked him backstage, leading to Hulk Hogan having both of them arrested. Now Bobby Roode makes his return to the Impact Zone after disappearing for weeks to shed a little light on his actions. Roode says he was screwed in his match against Austin Aries two months ago, and now can't get another title shot as long as Aries has the title. He decided to go home and had an opportunity to watch his former partner pour his blood, sweat, and tears into the Bound For Glory Series and get closer and closer to the World Title, and Roode wondered to himself why a man like James Storm, who rode his coattails and supported his redneck family off of Roode's abilities for four years, get a title shot and not Roode. Because of that, Roode took it upon himself to smash a beer bottle over his head and change his destiny. Now Storm's music hits, and he comes storming (pardon the pun) out of the back. Roode takes his jacket off, and they go toe to toe in the middle of the ring. Storm destroys Roode and clotheslines him out to the floor, then goes out after him, ramming Roode into the barricade and then choking him with his own tie. Storm drags Roode up toward the stage and rams him into it, and he continues battering Roode all the way through the door and out of the building as we go to commercial.
We look at a Bound For Glory Memory, going back to 2009 when AJ Styles beat Sting for the TNA World Title.
Frankie Kazarian vs AJ Styles
So if AJ Styles beats Kazarian, he and Kurt Angle get a rematch for the World Tag Team Title. AJ hits a series of armdrags and KAzarian backs off, then AJ knocks him out to the floor with a big right hand. AJ slingshots Kazarian back into the ring and goes for a Styles Clash, but Kazarian blocks so AJ hits a picture perfect dropkick instead that sends Kazarian out to the floor. AJ goes after Kazarian and Kazarian tries to get away, but AJ chases him and rams him into the stairs as we go to commercial.
We're back, and Kazarian gets a cheap right hand on AJ in the corner that sends either spit or a tooth into the crowd. AJ quickly catches Kazarian in a side back breaker and tries another charge, AJ gets back dropped to the apron and they fight over a suplex, AJ suplexes Kazarian out to the apron and tries another suplex, but someone screws up somewhere and what we're left with is what I can only describe as an unintentional brain buster off the apron to the floor. Kazarian is thankfully okay, dodges a charge from AJ that sends AJ into the rail, then he hits a monkey flip that AJ barely clears without landing on his head. Okay, no more moves that turn you guys upside down tonight, okay? They go back inside and KAzarian quickly tries several cradles, but AJ keeps kicking out. AJ comes back with some right hands and clotheslines, followed by a leaping forearm into the corner, Kazarian dumps AJ out to the apron again and AJ comes back in with a springboard forearm. Kazarian tries a cradle with his feet on the ropes, but AJ is out at 2, then he hits the Pelle Kick and the Styles Clash for the win.
Winner: AJ Styles
AJ and Angle now get a rematch, and hey, I bet Daniels is going to lose later too!
Hulk Hogan is backstage telling Brooke that he doesn't want her going home anytime soon and wants her to either stay in New York or LA, and he's going to get her a bodyguard everywhere else she goes. Joseph Park comes in and says that he's got a key piece of evidence coming in next week, and that it'll blow the Aces & Eights case wide open if it's what he thinks it is. Hogan says he can't wait to blow up Aces & Eights, and I don't doubt he means that literally after he tortured that guy last week. He then tells Park to bodyguard Brooke because he's heading out to the ring to deliver a message to Aces & Eights.
Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy have a conversation backstage where Bubba says that if Hardy wants to fight him so bad, to put up his title shot at Bound For Glory. Hardy doesn't respond, and Bubba says he knew Hardy wouldn't do it because he knows his number and he's a coward. Hardy says he was ready to do it in the first segment, and if Bubba wants it, he's got it.
We see a video package looking at the recent interactions between Austin Aries and Aces & Eights,and then Hulk Hogan comes out and HE'S GOT SOMETHING TO SAY. The Bound For Glory Series really put TNA in high year, and when he thinks about the three grueling months of the tournament and the twelve competitors who put everything on the line, it's really something. Jeff Hardy won and he dances to a different drummer, he's from another planet and another universe and Hogan doesn't understand where he's going and where he's been, but when he's put everything on the line and now wants to get in the ring to put everything on the line and prove he deserves that shot, he's not going to stand in his way. Bully Ray vs Jeff Hardy is on for tonight, and the winner gets the title shot at Bound For Glory. Now Hogan turns his attention to Aces & Eights, who caused the Impact Zone to be completely locked down at No Surrender. Aces & Eights comes up on the screen, and the Vice President says that Hogan impressed them by putting the Impact Zone on lock down, but he has to ask if Hogan locked them out, or locked them in. He trusts his comrades, but asks Hogan if he can do the same. He tells Hogan that no matter where he is or who he's talking to, it could be one of them and he'll never know it until it's too late. Hogan looks disturbed by that, and we ponder on that as we go to commercial.
We go backstage to Chavo and Hernandez, who are upset that Daniels and Kazarian stole the lie, cheat, and steal gimmick he invented (yes, he said he invented it), but they've got another chance and Chavo is going to beat Daniels and take it.
Christopher Daniels vs Chavo Guerrero, Jr
Daniels bails out the floor as soon as the bell rings, and makes Chavo wait for him to get back in. He finally steps back into the ring and they tie up, Daniels takes Chavo to the corner and tries a cheap shot, but Chavo ducks and unloads with several right hands, then whips Daniels to the opposite corner to beat him up some more. Daniels tries to Tully Chavo into the corner, but Chavo hits the ropes instead and hits a clothesline. Daniels tries a hip toss, but Chavo counters to a monkey flip and goes to a side headlock. Daniels gets dumped out to the floor and Chavo comes off the apron with a rolling senton, then unloads with European uppercuts. Chavo sends Daniels back in the ring and stops to high five a fan, but Daniels seizes the opening and boots Chavo into the guardrail and then ram him into the ring apron. They go back in and Daniels covers, but Chavo is out at 2. Daniels with a kitchen sink for 2, then traps Chavo in a double standing chicken wing, ramming several knee lifts into Chavo's ribs followed byan STO for 2. Daniels with a tight bear hug, but Chavo fights his way out and goes toe to toe with Daniels in the middle of the ring. Daniels gets a palm strike, but charges right into a windmill back breaker from Chavo. Chavo with a series of shoulder blocks and a flying head scissors, then a dropkick gets 2. Chavo hip tosses Daniels out to the floor, Daniels grabs his title belt and tries to swing it at Chavo, but Chavo ducks and nails Daniels, then hits the Three Amigos. Chavo goes up top for the frog splash and that's all she wrote.
Winner: Chavo Guerrero, Jr
We go to a video package of Evan Markopoulos, this month's entrant into the Gut Check competition. He never watched cartoons or anything when he was a kid, but always liked wrestling and decided to train at Killer Kowalski's school. His parents were dubious, but he went through training and paid his dues, and he's only 18 years old, but he's going to show Al Snow, Taz, and Bruce Prichard that he deserves to be the next TNA superstar.
Tara is backstage, and she's...WALKING!
We look at the fight earlier tonight between James Storm and Bobby Roode, and Storm says he hopes Roode got a good night's sleep because next week is Open Fight Night, and he's going to make Bobby Roode's life a living hell.
Time for another Bound For Glory Memory as we go back to 2005 when Gail Kim became the first ever Knockouts Champion.
Speaking of Knockouts, here comes Tara to congratulate her best friend and Knockouts Champion, Miss Tessmacher. Tessmacher comes out and Tara says that she beat the teacher, and part of her was very upset, but part was very proud and happy because that meant she did her job and taught Brooke well. It's such an honor to be out here with her because Brooke is her best friend and her Boo, and she loves her. Tara wants to take this moment to properly present her with the title belt because she proved to everyone that she's the best, then asks for the belt and turns Brooke around so she can put the belt around Brooke's waist. Tara wraps the belt around Brooke's waist and reintroduces her best friend and the Knockouts Champion, Miss Tessmacher. Brooke's music hits and they hug in the middle of the ring as Tara tells her to go wave to the fans as Tara goes out to the floor to give her a hand as well...then comes into the ring to take Brooke's head off with a clothesline and lay her out with the Widow's Peak.
We look back at the Bound For Glory Series finals when Jeff Hardy defeated Bully Ray, and the rematch is up next!
Dixie Carter is backstage with Hulk Hogan, Brooke Hogan, D-Lo Brown, and the Gut Check team, and she's wondering what's going on with Aces & Eights because she's looking over her shoulder everywhere she goes. Hogan tells a story about how his brother ran with a bad crowd in Oakland before he died, and Hogan had no choice but to walk away from him. D-Lo says they should just let the door open so they can come in and face them straight up, and Hogan says that's a good idea since they've already proven they can get in. Dixie brings up that the scary part is that they've already got someone on the inside, and Bruce Prichard says they've already got them all looking at each other suspiciously. Brooke wonders how they're going to stop them if they keep adding people to their posse, but they're in agreement that the best way to handle this is to let them in and look them in the eye.
It's main event time!
#1 Contender Match: Jeff Hardy vs Bully Ray
If Bubba wins here, he gets Hardy's title shot at Bound For Glory. Bubba sneak attacks Hardy before the bell and unloads with heavy forearms and double axhandles. Hardy starts firing back and hits a Frankensteiner followed by the inverted enziguiri, but Bubba kicks out at 1and goes to the floor. Hardy doesn't let up, baseball sliding Bubba into the guardrail and taking him out with a dive as we go to commercial.
We're back, and Bully Ray takes Hardy out with a clothesline for 2...and we go back to commercial!
We're back for real this time, and Bubba charges into Hardy's boot in the corner and Hardy comes off the second rope with a howling splash for 2. Hardy hits the ropes again but runs right into Bubba's boot, and Bubba covers for 2. Bubba with an elbow drop for 2 and then nearly backdrops Hardy into the lights and hits him with a splash for 2. Bubba with a clothesline and another elbow drop for 2, then fires cross faces across Hardy's nose. Bubba sets Hardy up for another big boot, but Hardy dodges and tries a Twist of Fate. Bubba blocks and rams Hardy's injured shoulder into the ring post, and Hardy tumbles out to the floor clutching his shoulder. The referee starts counting, Hardy rolls in to break the count and goes right back out, but Bubba goes after Hardy and nails him before throwing him back inside. Bubba with a hard chop in the corner followed by a running splash, but Hardy dodges a second try at the charging corner splash and hits the Whisper In The Wind. They'er on their knees trading right hands, then Hardy shoots a double leg, drops the double leg drop to the uprights, then the basement dropkick for 2. Bubba counters a Twist of Fate attempt to the Bubba Bomb for 2, he tries another Bubba Bomb but Hardy blocks and hits a leaping DDT for 2. Hardy goes to the top rope but Bubba shakes the ropes, crotching Hardy on the top rope. Bubba hits a superplex for 2, then he drags Hardy to the corner for the Vader Bomb, but Hardy rolls out of the way. Hardy quickly goes up for a Swanton,but Bubba dodges and hits a Bubba Bomb for 2. Bubba can't believe Hardy kicked out again, he tries another big boot but Hardy dodges and hits a pair of Twists of Fate and goes up top for the Swanton. Hardy hits it and covers for the win.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
Hardy's still going to Bound For Glory to face Austin Aries for the title, and that's it for this week!
Report by Stuart Carapola & PWinsider.com