A recap of the Hardcore Justice Main Event was shown and had comments from Kurt Angle about his match. For the first time in a long time, we get the Impact Wrestling Opening Video.
The Immortal Theme plays and out comes Abyss, Bully Ray, Gunner, Scott Steiner, and Mr. Anderson. Tenay asks Taz about the surprise of Mr. Anderson walking out with Immortal. Anderson stands on the ramp for a minute before slowly following the other members of Immortal. Bully Ray reminds everyone that they are Immortal and tells Abyss that he is turning into a major disappointment. He asks if Abyss really lost to AJ Styles in the six-man match. He informs Abyss that he is on thin ice and Abyss starts walking toward him. Ray backtracks him and tells him he’s on thin ice with Bischoff. He informs the audience of a Bound for Glory Match tonight between Ray/Steiner/Gunner/Crimson. Bully Ray said that he would win and take another step to becoming the new TNA Heavyweight Champion. Ray turns his attention to Mister Anderson, and he says Anderson’s probably expecting him to come out and talk smack to him, but he’s not going to do that because Anderson stood toe to toe with him and kept coming. He underestimated how tough Anderson is, and Anderson proved how tough he is because he’s a tough SOB, and Immortal benefits by having him here. Whatever problems there are between them are squashed (even though he pinned Anderson at the PPV because he’s a better wrestler), and now it’s about Immortal…and Ray becoming the World Champion. Ray extends his hand to Anderson, but Anderson just laughs at him. Ray is flabbergasted, and says Anderson really is a stupid son of a bitch and can’t believe Anderson isn’t taking him seriously. Anderson unloads on Bubba with right hands, Steiner tries to pull him off but Anderson nails him too and winds up getting beaten down by all of Immortal until Bubba lays him out with a shot from his chain. Anderson is busted open, and Steiner locks him in the Recliner while yelling “Bleed, you son of a bitch, bleed!” Security tries to run in, but Immortal gets rid of them and goes back after Anderson. Steiner chokes Anderson with the chain until D-Lo Brown, Al Snow, and Pat Kenney come in and tell them that’s enough as the EMTs bring a gurney down to ringside. Immortal leaves as Anderson is left in a bloody heap. ((Jarrett’s Jab – The more I see Bully Ray, the more I think that he should have been World Champion months ago. He’s miles better than Crimson and Gunner, and he’s the best promo man TNA has.))
They show Mister Anderson getting stretchered out of the arena.
Inside the Immortal Office, Eric Bischoff admits he was wrong about Anderson, and thanks Bully for kicking him out of the group. Hogan’s on his way here and so is Kurt Angle. Bischoff tells the faction that he has no idea where Angle’s head is at, and to be careful. Bischoff tells Abyss that he’s not done with him, and they need to talk.
#1 Contenders Match for the Knockouts Championship: Mickie James vs. Madison Rayne
Madison Rayne is decked out in her blue camo Air force outfit. Mickie has new highlights in her hair. Maidson takes a long time to take her tiara off, and Mickie rolls her up for a two count. Maidson plays possum and rolls Mickie up for a two count. Madison throws something and Mickie catches it. The fef confiscates it and Madison rakes Mickie’s eyes and goes for a cover, only to get two. Madison starts pulling Mickie’s hair. Mickie gets another roll-up for a two count. Mickie fights out of the hair pulling with fists to Madison’s admomen. Spin Kick and Drop Kick combo gets Mickie two. Madison gets a forearm, but James ducks under and kips-up. Mickie nails a top rope Lou Thez press. Mickie puts the tiara on. Madison throws a fit and tries to clothsline her, but James bows and hits her with the Mickie-T for a three count.
Winner by Pinfall: Mickie James
((Jarrett’s Jab – I love Mickie’s hair, subtle changes is something that goes a long way. Some of the wrestlers should take note of that. I was annoyed when Tenay refered to the way Winter won as “spitting blood in Mickie’s face.” That’s the absolute dumbest thing I’ve ever heard, It was plainly mist, and blood doesn’t cause people to roll around in the ring, screaming “I can’t see!”))
Video is shown of Kurt Angle arriving with what sounds like Robbie E’s music playing in the background. Inside the Impact Zone, it was his music because he is in the ring. Austin Aries is on commentary (wearing a shirt that humerously states “Make awkward sexual advances, not war”) Brian Kendick comes out in his ridicilious new gear.
X Division Champion Brian Kendrick vs. Robbie E (with Cookie)
Robbie goes straight for Kendrick, first kicking his legs, and then using the ropes to choke him. Cookie yells at Kendrick from the outside and Kendrick revives and goes after Robbie, but Robbie quickly take advantage. Chinlock applied by Robbie in the middle of the ring works until Kendrick fights out, but once again, Robbie gets the advantage. Kendrick rolls to the floor and Cookie places her boot on his throat while the referee and Robbie watch. Robbie goes for a suplex, but Kendrick floats over and the two start trading right hands. Robbie misses a right hand and Kendrick explodes with spring-board flying forearms. Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread #2, but Robbie throws him into the courner. Cookie tries to use the hair spray, but gets Robbie instead. Kendrick hits Sliced Bread #2 for the win.
Winner by pinfall: Brian Kendrick
((Jarett’s Jab – This went a far way to remind me of the talent Robbie E has, but never gets to showcase))
Devon walks into the Pope’s locker room and tells Pope that he’ll give him props: he beat him straight up because Devon wasn’t going to take the points the way Pope was going to give them to him. He tells Pope he better not doublecross him out there tonight when they’re forced to team together, and Pope says they both need the points and someone has to get them. Double J is shown pulling a sombero out of the trunk of his rental car
Robbie E calls Cookie a stupid bitch and they start a cussing-full rant outside the Impact Zone.
They show recaps of Bound for Glory Matches from Hardcore Justice. Crimson says he hated how Jerry interfered, but a win is a win. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Doesn’t sound like something a face would say to me. With Crimson having little fanfare, they should be careful with his promos.))
Pope and Devon are in the ring when Beer Money makes their entrance. AJ Styles and RVD make their entrance separately. Christopher Daniels are is on commentary.
Bound for Glory Series Triple Threat Tag Match: D’Angelo Dinero and Devon vs. Beer Money vs. AJ Styles and RVD
Christopher Daniels is on a split screen and says he wants to challenge AJ for a rematch one last time. Daniels leaves and Devon tags in the Pope. A Double Team drop toe-hold gets Pope a two count on RVD. RVD uses a body-scizzors pin for a two count. AJ tags himself in after RVD gets pushed to the corner while Armbaring the Pope. AJ gets a bicycle knee drop for two. AJ tags Storm and they hit a Hart Attack and Storm covers, but AJ pulls him off at twp. Storm gets caught in the wrong corner and Devon nails him with a flying clothesline for two, but Storm comes back with a spinning back elbow and tags Roode in. Roode flattens Pope with clotheslines and a flying forearm, followed by a spinebuster for only two. RVD comes in but gets caught with a leaping enziguiri by Storm and Roode DDTs RVD, then AJ comes in with a flying clothesline to Pope. Devon spinebusters AJ, neckbreakers Storm, and shoves Roode off the apron. Pope tells Devon to go to the ropes and he holds Roode, but Roode moves and Devon’s clothesline wipes Pope out and allows Roode to hit the Perfectplex and get the win.
Winners by pinfall: Beer Money (Roode scores the win and gets 7 points)
Roode now leapfrogs Storm into second place, and the current top three standings are Crimson in first with 43 points, Roode in second with 35 points, and Storm in third with 33 points.
Kurt Angle makes his entrance to a chorus of boos with a steel chair in hand. Kurt thanks everyone for their e-mails, texts, and tweets asking why he did what he did what he did because he stands for truth, justice, and the American way. He apologizes to Sting and meant everything he said last week, but after that he was told things that left Sting in the wrong place at the wrong time, and it’s about Angle getting his integrity back. Someone called Angle and told him that he had been talking to Jeff and Karen and they were sorry for what they did to Kurt, and Angle said there was a third person who was supposed to look out for his best interests and didn’t, and that person was Dixie Carter. He went to Dixie and told her about Jeff and Karen, and she said she didn’t know anything. He wanted to break Jeff’s neck, but he took the high road because he thought Dixie was watching his back. Dixie was behind Sting, so Angle had to get his integrity back and that’s why he took Sting out. Dixie’s plan was to make him the centerpiece of the company and surround him with young talent, and now he’s going to take all the young talent out one by one until there’s nobody left but Kurt Angle, and he’ll make sure she never gets her company back ever again.
Angle goes to leave, but is cut off by Sting, who stalks toward him with the bat in hand. He uses the bat to swat the chair out of Angle’s hands and Angle drops to his knees to beg for mercy, but Hulk Hogan comes out of the back with another chair and smashes it over Sting’s back. Angle tells Sting that Hogan was his informant, and he’s going with Hogan because Hogan cares about him. Hogan continues beating on Sting with the chair, and takes him into the ring where he lays him out with a right hand. Angle comes into the ring as well, and he gives Hogan a big hug and then Hogan raises Angle’s hand.
Video is shown from the break of Hulk Hogan and Kurt Angle celebrating and hugging.
Jackie and ODB are in ring gear and coming down the ramp without music or a tron. According to Tenay, the two went to Bischoff and requested an opportunity and were given this match.
TNA Knockout Tag Champions Tara and Miss Tessmacher vs. ODB and Jackie
Tara and Tessmacher share a kiss during the entrance. Tessmacher starts with an headlock on Jackie, but Jackie fights out. Tessmacher connects with a hiptoss and tags in Tara. Tara wrings the arm of Jackie. Tara throws Jackie to the corner and ODB gets tagged in. Tessmacher gets in as well and wrings the arm of ODB. Tessmacher rubs her ass in the face of ODB. ODB is pissed off, but Tessmacher doesn’t let up and gets a small package for two. ODB has finally had enough and rips her head off with a clothesline, but Tara tags in and cleans house on the opposition, and hits a rolling neckbreaker on Jackie for two. ODB goes to rake Tara’s back, but Jackie tells her no because they’re trying to be on their best behavior to get jobs. ODB tags in and rams Tara to the corner, then gets a Scott Hall fallaway slam and slaps her boobs and crotch at Tessmacher. ODB goes up top, but Tara nails her and hits a superplex. Tessmacher tags in and cleans house on both ODB and Jackie, ODB nails Tessmacher from behind and they double team her, but Jackie tells her to stop because they need to play by the rules. Tara spears ODB and Tessmacher rolls Jackie up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Tara & Miss Tessmacher
The two teams have an uncomfortable staredown, but ODB and Jackie reluctantly shake their hands and leave.
The majority of the X Division are hanging around outside the Immortal Office.
Okay, we’re back from commercial and the X Division guys are in Eric Bischoff’s office. He says that this will be nonviolent, but because they all had such great performances and because Abyss failed, the X Division is here to stay and now has a weight limit of 225 pounds. He welcomes them to Impact and informs them that next week, they will all be in a Gauntlet match to determine who gets the next shot at the Wizard of Odd (Kendrick). Aries says he and Bischoff are a lot alike and he doesn’t like these guys any more than he does, but he’s going to do his best to make this a division Bischoff can be proud of. Bischoff says that he wants to talk to Aries and kicks the rest of them out.
Inside the ring, Jeff and Karen Jarrett are back from Mexico in their Mexican clothes. Jeff says that he and Karen have been crowned the King and Queen of Mexico, but people still think it’s some kind of ruse even though he singlehandedly took down the biggest wrestling company in Mexico, it’s not enough. Then someone told him he needed to learn the intricacies and nuances of hispanic culture…and also get endorsed by Mexicans so that the Immortal World Title will be taken seriously. He’s gone around to all the Mexican cities from Guadalajara to Vera Cruz to Houston to Miami to San Juan and all the other Mexican cities out there, and found a couple of Mexicans to endorse him: Jose and Jos-B. Jose and Jos-B come out and Jarrett helpfully turns them toward the camera, then asks Jose to endorse Jeff and Karen and tell everyone that they are the king and queen of Mexico. Jose says “que?” and Karen says “No, Dos J. Don’t you know the freakin’ alphabet?” Jose doesn’t speak English, so he tells Jos-B to convince Jose to endorse him, but they see Hector Guerrero sitting at the Spanish announce table and mark out for him. Jose says stuff in Spanish and then names all the members of the Guerrero family. Jos-B says more stuff in Spanish, so Jeff lays the both of them out until Hector Guerrero leaves the broadcast table and runs down to ringside, grabs a chair, and gets into the ring to chase the Jarretts off.
Eric Young is babbling about his acting. He trades a guy the old TNA title for a Star Map, but then gets mad and grabs it from him and runs off. He starts to harass people in Hollywood…oh god. (If you want to see more, you can go to ImpactWrestling.com)
Mr. Anderson is shown walking around backstage looking like a bloody mess. He walks into a trailer where Bully Ray’s voice can be easily heard. Bully Ray looks horrified and Anderson grabs his chain. Bully Ray starts to beg off and Gunner nails Anderson from behind. “That looks very painful!” Bully Ray notes before the camera gets pointed to the window and Anderson screaming in pain is very audible.
Matt Morgan makes his entrance to announce his usual one out of two matches in the BFG Series.
Bound for Glory Series: Crimson vs. Bully Ray vs. Gunner vs. Scott Steiner
This main event is sponsored by 5 Hour Energy. Main Event Introductions provided by Jeremy Borash before the start. The three look to gang up on Crimson but the ref makes Gunner and Steiner stand on the apron. Bully Ray and Crimson start off, but Ray sends Gunner out. Crimson quickly gains the advantage on Gunner with forearms and knees to the face. Neckbreaker leads to a pin attempt by Crimson for two. Gunner gets a running clothesline for a two count. Bully Ray yells that he wants in and Gunner tags him. Bully Ray backs off when Crimson gets to his feet. Ray tags in Steiner, who poses before doing anything. Right hands and chops by Steiner before Crimson gets the advantage for just a split second. Gunner kicks Crimsons back and Steiner hits a overhead suplex for two. Steiner does three push-ups before choking Crimson on the middle rope. Steiner puts the boots to Crimson before tagging in Gunner, hitting a double-team suplex for two. Gunner locks in a chin lock and Steiner kicks Crimsons gut. The two double team Crimson before he takes Steiner out with a clothesline. Gunner gets thrown into Bully Ray and Crimson gets a quick roll up.
Winner by Pinfall: Crimson
Kurt Angle attacks Crimson from behind. Kurt Angle attacks Crimson with his shoe and goes after Crimson’s injured knee. He nails Crimson’s back with the brace repeadly before flooring him with it. Angle hangs Crimson’s injured knee on the middle rope and locks in a standing leg lock.
((Jarrett’s Jab – What is the use of a BFG Commentator if he only comes in for one match each night. That doesn’t make sense for me. I do like the idea though as it gives a wrestler’s standpoint who has recently been in the ring with most of the people in the tournament. Kurt taking Crimson out was well done and the crowd was soundly against him. That’s good news for Crimson, who came out to crickets chirping. Now we can get a wild card as a winner, and that is needed at this point. I’d personally love to see Angle and Styles one more time, but that’s just me.))