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TNA has gone HARDCORE! This year’s Hardcore Justice opens up with the intro video and then we cut to the arena as the pyro goes off (no fires tonight). Tenay and Taz hype up the card for tonight and then they go over the BFG Series Leaderboard.
Kid Kash & Gunner vs. Chavo Guerrero, Jr. & Hernandez
Hernandez is sporting some new gear adorned in the “Super Mex” logo. Kash & Gunner jump Chavo & MEx at the bell and get things kicked off. Gunner is sporting a bandage over his right eye from an injury he suffered at a live show. Chavo catches Gunner with a dropkick and then hits Kash with the Three Amigos! Chavo springs to the top but Gunner knocks him off and the heels go to work on Chavo. They whip Chavo into the ropes and connect with a Double Shoulder Block for an early nearfall. Kash tags back in and chokes Chavito on the middle rope and then nails him with repeated right hands. Gunner back in and he catapults Chavo into the ropes as Chavo was lying underneath them for another nearfall. Kash comes back in and the heels hit a Slingshot Double Suplex on Chavo and Kash goes to work on the crowd taunting them. Kash gets a couple of nearfalls on the 3rd generation superstar and then whips him into the ropes but eats a Spinning Headscissors Takeover from Chavo! Gunner clotheslines Chavo from the apron and then Kash pretty much crotches Chavo on the bottom rope before tagging Gunner back in. The heels whip Chavo into the ropes and Gunner catches him with a clothesline. Gunner gets a nearfall and then puts Chavo in a headlock. Gunner tosses Chavo into the ropes and connects with a big backdrop for another nearfall. Kash tags back in and hits a series of strikes and then gets the referee to turn his head and look at Mex so Kash can kick Chavo in the balls. Kash hits a Snapmare Takeover and then locks in an Armbar. Gunner back in (no tag as the referee was dealing with Mex trying to save his partner) and the heels double team Chavo in their corner. Gunner stands on Chavo’s head and tags Kash back in. Kash taunts Chavo and then pokes him in the eyes as Chavo tried to fight out of the corner. Kash hits Chavo with kicks and chops and then puts him in a Camel Clutch. Chavo is able to stand up on his feet getting Kash on his shoulders and drops him with an Electric Chair Drop! Chavo almost reaches Hernandez but Kash stops him and tags in Gunner who drops an Elbow on Chavo as Kash held onto Chavo. Gunner tags Kash right back in and holds Chavo as Kash kicks away at him. Kash and Chavo exchange strikes but then as Chavo went for a dropkick Kash stops and then Catapults Chavo into the corner. Chavo lands on the corner and moonsaults off but Kash ducks underneath him. Chavo lands on his feet and then Kash & Chavo clothesline each other! Hernandez tags in and nails Kash with a series of clotheslines! Mex whips Kash into the ropes and sends him clear across the ring with a Shoulder Block! Gunner comes in and goes after Mex but Mex destroys him with a Shoulder Block as well! Hernandez tosses Kash across the ring with a Hip Toss and then a Splash in the corner! Hernandez hits the CTM Slam but Gunner breaks up the pin! Hernandez nails the heels with a Double Clothesline as he came off the ropes! Gunner slides out to the floor and Mex dives over the top with the SUPER MEX DIVE! Chavo tagged Mex as he dove! Hernandez hits a Slingshot Shoulderblock onto Kash and then Chavo dives off the top with the Frog Splash for the pin!
Winner: Chavo & Hernandez via pinfall (Frog Splash)
Bound for Glory Series
Falls Count Anywhere
Mr. Anderson vs. Rob Van Dam vs. D’Angelo Dinero vs. Magnus
The Pope’s music plays but he doesn’t appear and finally we get a shot of A’s & 8’s beating Pope down backstage! The slam something metal into Pope’s hand and he screams in pain. This match is worth 20 points but it seems like Pope has been taken out of the equation by the A’s & 8’s. Anderson says he doesn’t “give a damn” about A’s & 8’s attacking Pope because that’s “one less bitch” he has to worry about. Magnus tosses RVD out to the floor and then he and Anderson square off in the ring. Anderson gets an early nearfall on Magnus after a Hip Toss and then hits the ropes but eats a Lariat from Magnus for a nearfall of his own until RVD breaks it up. RVD whips Magnus and Anderson into opposite corners and hits a Spinning Heel Kick on Anderson and then a Rolling Monkey Flip on Magnus! RVD hits a Corkscrew Leg Drop on Anderson and then hits a Spinning Heel Kick to Magnus that takes both guys to the outside. RVD suplexes Magnus onto the guardrail and then gets up on the apron and kicks Anderson! RVD sets up for a spot on Magnus but Anderson knocks RVD off the apron and he hits HARD on the guardrail! Magnus and Anderson brawl around ringside and Anderson slams Magnus into the ring steps and then covers him for a nearfall. Andreson tosses Magnus all around ringside, into the guardrails and then tries to send him into the ring steps again, but this time Magnus reverses it! Magnus swings a chair at Anderson but he ducks and then tries to Suplex him onto the chair but Magnus blocks it and slams Anderson onto it! Magnus drags Anderson below the stage and then suplexes him into some guardrails nearby. RVD comes from out of nowhere on the ramp and throws a chair AT Magnus! RVD then dives off the ramp with a Corkscrew Leg Drop on Anderson who was still hanging on the guardrail! Magnus takes RVD’s knee out from under him as RVD was celebrating on the ramp. Magnus locks in a British Cloverleaf on the ramp! Anderson climbs up and clotheslines Magnus from behind to break the hold. Anderson tosses Magnus back into the ring and the two exchange right hands. They then both bounce of the ropes and clothesline each other. RVD stumbles back down to the ring and climbs up top! RVD sets up for the 5-Star but Anderson crotches him on the top turnbuckle! Anderson climbs up with RVD but Anderson hits him from behind and then sets up for a Tower of Doom but Anderson blocks it and then throws Magnus out to the floor! Anderson goes for a Superplex again but RVD knocks him off and hits the 5-Star Frog Splash! 1…2…NO Magnus pulls him out and slams him into the apron! Magnus then hits a Vertical Suplex on RVD onto the ramp! Magnus tries to grab a chair but one of the fans actually starts trying to wrestle it from him like an idiot. Magnus shoves him away and grabs another one. Magnus goes for the Mag Daddy Driver but RVD blocks it and then tosses Magnus the chair and when he catches it hits the Van Daminator! 1…2…3!
Winner: RVD via pinfall (Van Daminator)
Backstage JB says security has swept the building and could not find A’s & 8’s and then Madison Rayne pops up for an interview. She mentions her credentials (former titles) and says that she doesn’t need help from Earl. She says that Tessmacher can’t beat her and then blows a kiss to Earl.
TNA Television Championship
Kazarian vs. Devon
Champion vs. Champion here as Kazarian is ½ of the Tag Team Champions. Kaz & Daniels successfully defended those belts against Devon & Garett this past Thursday. I believe this is Kaz’s first shot at the TV Title ever. Kaz tries to stall Devon but Devon slings him into the ring and nails him with a Corkscrew Elbow and then takes it to Kaz in the corner with right hands. Devon then hits a big Hip Toss and then whips him into the ropes and connects with a Flapjack. Devon whips Kaz hard into the corner and the momentum flips Kaz over the top and to the floor! Devon follows Kaz out and then he grabs a fans water bottle and nails Kaz with it! He does it a second time as a fan hands him another water bottle. Devon rolls back into the ring to break up the 10 count and then tries to whip Kaz into the ring steps but Kaz is able to leap onto it and almost slips (because of the water I would imagine). Kaz catches himself and then dives off the steps onto Devon but Devon catches him in midair and slams him on the floor! Back in the ring Kaz begs Devon off and apologizes for hitting him with the Title belt Thursday but Devon is having none of it and clotheslines him! Devon charges at Kaz in the corner but Kaz avoids him and hits a kick and then a jawbreaker onto the top rope followed by a clothesline! Kaz hits Devon with right hands and then puts him on the middle rope and stands on top of him! Devon fights back and bounces off the ropes but eats a big Back Elbow from Kaz for another nearfall. Kaz hits a Forearm Smash and then tries to whip Devon into the ropes but Devon reverses it only for Kaz to springboard off the ropes into a Back Elbow followed by a Springboard Guillotine Leg Drop! 1…2…NO Devon kicks out! Kaz locks in a chinlock on Devon but Devon fights up to his feet and hits the ropes but eats a Back Heel Kick from Kaz! 1…2…NO Devon kicks out! Kazarian taunts Devon and puts the boots to him before mocking the crowd as well. Devon comes back with chops on Kaz but Kaz cuts him off with a poke to the eyes. Kaz then hits a roundhouse kick and forearms in the corner before talking trash to him and hitting another forearm! Devon fights back on Kaz again but this time Kaz springboards off the top but Devon ducks under him and when Kaz lands on the mat Devon Spears Kaz into oblivion! Both men are down! Devon nails Kaz with a clothesline and then a back elbow and another clothesline! Devon hits the ropes and connects with a big Shoulder Block and then a Neckbreaker! Devon follows up with a Diving Headbutt! Devon hits a Corner Splash and then another Shoulder Block! 1…2…NO Kaz kicks out! Devon picks Kaz up but eats a Jawbreaker out of nowhere from him! Kaz charges at Devon in the corner but Devon moves and Kaz springs to the top. Devon grabs Kaz and hits a Super Neckbreaker on Kaz! 1…2…NO Kaz still kicks out! Devon goes for a Rock Bottom but Kaz counters with a Crucifix Rollup! 1…2…NO Devon still kicks out! Kaz goes for the Fade 2 Black but Devon counters with a rollup. Kaz rolls through and Devon nails him with a Spinebuster! 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL TV Champ: Devon via pinfall (Spinebuster)
Madison’s crush Earl Hebner is once again the referee for her match here. Madison and Tess lock up and Madison gets her in a hammerlock and then releases it and taunts her. They lockup again and this time Tess gets her in a hammerlock. They break again and lockup yet again and this time brawl into the corner where Hebner breaks it up. Another lockup ensues and this time Madison forces Tess into the corner and Earl again breaks it up. Tess rolls Madison up for a neafall and then another rollup for another nearfall. Tess hits a Backslide but only gets a once count and Madison slides out of the ring. Madison hits Tess with a shoulder block through the ropes and then slams her into the turnbuckles and follows up with a clothesline for a nearfall. Madison grabs Tess by the hair and slams her into the corner and then chokes her with her boot. Earl warns and then starts counting so Madison lets go and then grabs Tess by the head and tosses her across the ring. Madison whips Tess into the ropes and goes for a backdrop but Tess stops and kicks her and then hits a clothesline. Tess hits the ropes but eats a back elbow from Madison. Madison hits a Northern Lights Suplex into a bridge for another nearfall. Madison kicks Tess in the back and then hits Tess with the Scissors Stomp! 1…2…NO Tess kicks out and Madison gets frustrated at Earl for not counting 3. Tess catches her with a Jawbreaker and then a series of Forearm Smashes! Tess hits a Running Clothesline and then another one followed by a Flying Knee. Tess goes for the Tess-Shocker but Madison rakes her eyes and then shoves her into the corner. Madison goes for a Running Hip Attack but Tess moves and then hits a Facebuster out of the corner! Tess climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Elbow Drop! 1…2…NO Madison gets her foot on the bottom rope! Tessmacher argues with Hebner and Madison rolls her up! 1…2…3! Madison had a hold of the ropes for leverage.
Winner & NEW KO Champ: Madison via pinfall (rollup)
Backstage JB talks with the king of the “Twittah Machine” Bully Ray. Ray says he saw what happened to Pope earlier and he knows they’re coming for him next. He says nobody is going to jump him from behind and talks about finding the A’s & 8’s cards under his windshield wiper when he walked out to his truck at home. Ray says if A’s & 8’s want him, they know where to find him: putting people through tables in the ring.
Footage of the stuff that’s been going on with A’s & 8’s is shown.
Robbie looks like a midget compared to the other 3. He talks trash to all 3 guys and eats a NASTY chop from Ray for his troubles and then an uppercut from Storm and a right hand from Hardy. Hardy & Storm toss Robbie to the floor and then Ray takes them out with a Double Clothesline. Ray tells Robbie he’s sorry for hitting him and then does a fist pump and tells him to hand him a table. Robbie thinks they’re teaming up now and then Ray blasts him with a forearm that sends him back to the floor. Ray sets up the table in the ring and goes to Suplex Storm through it but Hardy stops him and the two babyfaces beat Ray down. They set up for a Double Suplex through the table but Robbie pulls it away. Ray’s arm hits the table and the corner breaks but the referee says Ray has to put through it so the match continues. Robbie whips Hardy into the ropes and connects with a Back Elbow and then Ray pulls out another table and Robbie kicks him in the head! Robbie sets up the table and then slams Storm into the turnbuckles. Robbie grabs Hardy and hits him several right hands and lays Hardy out over the table. Robbie climbs up top and goes for the Fist Pump Drop but Storm nails him with a Leaping Enziguri! Storm chops Robbie and then hits a big Uppercut! Storm realizes Hardy is out on the table and then he climbs up with Robbie but Hardy cuts him off and sets up for a Tower of Doom! TOWER OF DOOM HIT BY HARDY but Ray pulls the table out of the way! Ray clotheslines Hardy and then sets up the table again. Ray tries to backdrop Hardy through the table but Storm moves it and hits the Closing Time on Ray sending him through the ropes! Storm sets the table up in the corner and then tries to whip Robbie into it but Robbie reveres it only for Hardy to nail Storm with a clothesline. Hardy then hits Robbie with a Sitout Front Suplex. Hardy rolls out to the floor and sets up another table. Hardy slams Robbie into the apron repeatedly and then lays Robbie on the table. Hardy climbs to the top rope but Robbie T runs down the ramp and Hardy dives off the top with a Plancha onto Robbie T! Robbie E hits Hardy from behind and starts beating on him and then clotheslines him into the guardrail! Robbie lays Hardy on the table and then nails him with several right hands. Robbie climbs up top and dives off with a Flying Elbow Drop but Hardy moves and Robbie goes crashing through the table! You have to put your opponent through a table (Robbie put himself through it) to win. Storm sets the table in the ring back up in the corner as Ray slides in. Storm hits Ray with right hands and then whips him into a corner and charges but Ray backdrops him over the top Storm lands on the apron and hits a Leaping Enziguri! Storm hits the ropes but Ray takes him out with a clothesline! Ray sets up for something when he notices A’s & 8’s surrounding ringside! Ray cuts one of the members off and then Storm nails him with the Last Call! One of the A’s & 8’s guys gives Storm the thumbs up which pisses Storm off. Hardy attacks Storm from behind! Hardy hits the Hardyac Arrest on Storm in the corner! A’s & 8’s have gone just as quick as they came. Hardy sets the table up in the center of the ring and then he and Storm exchange strikes. Storm whips Hardy into the corner and charges at him but Hardy catches him with a back elbow and then springs to the top and dives off with the Whisper In the Wind on Storm! Hardy goes for a kick and then Storm blocks it and goes for the Last Call, but Hardy blocks it and hits the Twist of Fate! Hardy lays Storm out on the table and again A’s & 8’s show up again! They distract Hardy and Storm hits the Last Call! Storm sets up for the Eye of the Storm but Ray kicks him in the face! Ray then Powerbombs Hardy through the table and bails out of the ring before A’s & 8’s can get him!
Winner: Ray via putting Hardy through a table
Ray tells Taz at the announce table that he thinks he broke his elbow.
Backstage JB says they again don’t know where A’s & 8’s have gone and then Austin Aries enters the picture. He says there are more questions than answers in TNA right now but right now his focus is on Bobby Roode. A fan asks Aries why he gave up his rematch clause and he says that the better question is why Roode was so worried about a rematch clause. He says that Roode has called him a fluke, attacked his friends, spit in his face, and shown him no respect yet his biggest concern was about a rematch clause. Aries says a man that’s worried about a rematch clause is a man that needs one. Aries says he isn’t worried about his because he won’t need one. He says that Roode may be at the “A level” but he’s not at the “A-Double Level” and he’ll find that out tonight.
Keng and Zema lockup and Zema pie faces King so King answers with a shvoe. They lockup again and this time King gets Zema in a Top Wristlock and then he sweeps Zema’s legs and takes him to the ground and holds onto the wristlock. King then stretches out Zema’s arm and drops down with repeated elbow drops on Zema’s arm. Zema fights up to his feet and forces King into the ropes. King gets Zema in a headlock but Zema fights it off and hits a Shoulder Block and then hits the ropes but King leapfrogs him and then hits a drop toe hold and floats over into a side headlock. Zema fights up to his feet and counters into a Hammerlock. King reverses it and hits a Back Elbow into a rollup for a nearfall. King follows up with a backslide for another nearfall and then a La Magistral Cradle! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out! King hits a Side Headlock Takeover and holds onto the headlock on the mat. Zema fights back up to his feet again and whips King into the corner. Zema charges at King but King sidesteps him and then knocks him off the apron. King sets up for a dive but Zema moves and King lands on the apron. Zema grabs King’s legs and slams him into the apron! Zema whips King into the apron but King springs onto the apron and then dives off with a Somersault Plancha onto Zema on the floor! King rolls Zema back into the ring and sets up for a springboard move but Zema holds the referee in front of him. Then he hits King and nails him with a jawbreaker onto the top rope and follows up with a Somersault Plancha over the top onto King on the floor! Back in the ring Zema hits a Hot Shot on King onto the top rope and then a Neckbreaker for a nearfall. Zema hits a Snapmare Takeover and then steps on King’s head. Zema slams King into the turnbuckles and then puts the boots to him. Zema chokes King in the ropes and then hits him with a Forearm Smash. King answers with a series of forearms of his own and then hits the ropes but Zema catches him with a knee for a nearfall. Zema puts the boots to King and then hits a Snapmare Takeover and locks in a chinlock. King fights the hold off and breaks it with body shots. King goes for a kick but Zema blocks it and hits a NASTY Spike DDT out of nowhere! 1…2…NO King kicks out! Zema springs to the top for a Moonsault but King gets his boots up! King hits an Atomic Drop followed by a series of clotheslines and then a back elbow and a spinning right hand! King whips Zema into the ropes and nails him with a Spinning Heel Kick! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out! King hits a Cradle T-Bone Suplex sending Zema into the turnbuckles! Zema rolls out to the floor and King follows with a gorgeous Corkscrew Plancha over the top onto Zema on the floor! King rolls Zema back into the ring and then hits a Springboard Blockbuster off the top! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out! King goes for the Coronation but Zema blocks it and attempts the Hostile Makeover. Kenny blocks it and Zema forces him into the corner and hits a back elbow followed by a chop. Zema whips King into the opposite corner and charges but King floats up and over into a rollup. Zema rolls through and goes for a roundhouse kick but King ducks and grabs the leg and locks in a Half Crab! Zema rolls through and pokes the eyes of King to break the hold! Zema charges at King but King gets his boot up and hits an Atomic Drop followed by an attempt at the Spinning Enziguri, but Zema sidesteps it and hits the Hostile Makeover! 1…2…NO King kicks out! Zema climbs up top for the 450 but King gets to his feet and hits an uppercut. King climbs up with Zema but Zema shoves him off only for King to hit the mat and backflip to his feet and then nail Zema with a Leaping Enziguri! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out again! Zema grabs the hair spray but Hebner takes it away form and King nails him with the Handstand Kick! 1…2…NO Zema kicks out again! King charges at Zema in the corner but Zema catches him in midair with the Gory Bomb! 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL X-Champ: Zema via pinfall (Gory Bomb)
Backstage JB is with Samoa Joe. Joe says tonight he seals his place in the Final Four and he takes one step closer to his goal of regaining HIS World Championship. Joe says on a night when a lot of people are shook, he’s not worried because no country wins a world on two fronts. He says if you start something with him, “we go” until one of them instead here anymore. Joe says tonight he beats up Daniels, AJ, and Angle and he takes the 20 points.
Bound for Glory Series
AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Samoa Joe
20 points to the winner, there is a clipboard hanging from the ceiling. As the bell rings AJ goes right after Daniels and beats the hell out of him as Angle & Joe look on and laugh. Kurt then starts beating on Daniels as well. Joe takes his turn and kicks Daniels in the head repeatedly! All 3 take turns batting Daniels back and forth with right hands. Daniels pokes all 3 in the eyes and then springboards out of the corner but Joe just sidesteps him and hits an Atomic Drop followed by a Mafia Kick and then a Backsplash Senton! AJ tosses Daniels out to the floor and Joe hits AJ with right hands and sends him into the corner and then goes after Angle. He hits a Running Back Elbow on AJ and then a Running Back Elbow on Angle followed by a Leaping Enziguri! Joe does the Facewash on Angle in the corner and then sets up for the Running Kick but Daniels trips him and pulls him out to the floor. Daniels slams Joe into the apron and then climbs back into the ring and dives onto Joe but Joe catches him in midair and AJ comes from out of nowhere with a Slingshot Plancha onto Daniels & Joe! AJ slingshots himself back into the ring and hits Kurt with several chops and kicks. AJ whips Angle into the corner and charges but Angle backdrops him over the top. AJ lands on the apron and Daniels slams a ladder into AJ’s legs! Angle tries to baseball slide into the ladder and Daniels but Daniels sidesteps him and tosses him into the guardrail. Both Joe & Daniels climb back into the ring and Daniels nails Joe with the ladder and then hits him with a Running Forearm. Daniels bows to the crowd and then charges at Joe again but Joe catches him in midair with a Uranagi Suplex onto the ladder! Joe sets up the ladder but AJ comes in and cuts him off. Joe hits the ropes but AJ leapfrogs him and hits the Phenomenal Dropkick sending Joe to the floor! Angle back in now and he hits AJ from behind. Angle puts the boots to AJ and then nails him with a European Uppercut followed by a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker!
Daniels low blows Angle with the ladder and then tosses him back out to the floor. Daniels sets the ladder back up and climbs up it but Joe rolls back in and Powerbombs him into the turnbuckles! Joe kicks AJ out of the ring and then starts climbing up the ladder! Angle back in and shoves the ladder and then nails Joe with the Belly-to-Belly Overhead Suplex! A big “USA” chant erupts and Angle takes it in. Angle sets the ladder back up but AJ comes back in and the two exchange right hands. Angle chokes AJ in the ropes and then nails him with a big crossface and puts the boots to him. Angle tries to slam AJ into the ladder but AJ reverses it and Angle ducks under it but then AJ shoves the ladder right into Angle’s face! AJ climbs the ladder but Joe shoves it over and then goes for a clothesline but AJ ducks it and hits the Pele! Daniels brings another ladder in the ring and tries to hit AJ with it but AJ kicks him and starts beating the hell out of Daniels in the corner. AJ mounts Daniels in the corner and hits him with rights and lefts and then hits a European Uppercut and some nasty chops. Joe climbs back in and hits AJ with body shots and backdrops AJ over the top to the floor. Joe then hits the Elbow Suicida through the ropes onto AJ on the floor! Joe grabs Angle hits a bunch of strikes on him and then goes for a clothesline but Angle suplexes him on the floor! Daniels DDTs Angle on the floor! AJ, Joe, and Daniels roll back into the ring. AJ whips Daniels into Joe and then charges but Daniels gets his boots up and then Joe shoves Daniels into AJ! Joe with clotheslines for everyone! Joe then Belly-to-Belly Overhead Suplexes Daniels into the turnbuckles! AJ kicks Joe and climbs up top but Joe crotches him on the top turnbuckle! Joe goes for the Muscle Buster but Angle German Suplexes Joe as he had AJ up in the air at the sametime!
Angle goes for the Olympic Slam on Daniels but he counters with an armdrag and then an STO! Daniels sets the ladder up but Angle pulls him off and into the Ankle Lock! Daniels taps but it doesn’t matter in this match! Daniels actually starts climbing the ladder as Angle still had him and kicks Angle off and then sends him into the ladder! AJ springboards off the top with the Flying Forearm on Daniels! Bodies are scattered everywhere! AJ starts climbing the ladder but just as his fingertips touch it Daniels shoves the ladder over and AJ crashes HARD on the floor. It looked like his head bounced pretty hard on the floor and the referee checks on him. Daniels climbs up the ladder but Joe and Angle both shoves the ladder over! Joe with a T-Bone Suplex on Daniels and then Angle hits one of his own on Daniels! Both of them stare each other down after each suplex. Joe hits a NASTY German Suplex on Daniels! Angle stares at Joe and then hits an even MORE nasty German Suplex on Daniels! Joe laughs and then hits a Back Suplex on Daniels and then Angle hits the Olympic Slam on Daniels! Angle gets in Joe’s face and then Angle sets up a ladder and Joe actually forces Daniels through the rungs of the ladder where he is hanging in air. Joe then kicks Daniels and then Angle kicks him. Joe is done with the competition so he hits Angle! Joe charges at Angle but Angle sidesteps him and sends Joe out to the floor. Angle starts climbing the ladder but Daniels holds onto him. Joe back in and he sets a ladder up beside Angle and the two exchange right hands at the top of the ladder! Joe headbutts Angle off the ladder and then OUT OF NOWHERE AJ springboards off the top and onto the ladder and snatches the clipboard down!
Winner: AJ Styles
Backstage JB is with Roode and one of the twitter questions is if Roode is afraid of Aries. Roode says the “IT factor” isn’t afraid of anyone, most certainly Aries. He says Aries is nothing more than a fluke and it’s time for him to become the World Champion again. He says that he has been Main Eventing PPVs for a year and carrying TNA on his back for a year. He says Aries’ dream comes to an end tonight and he will right the wrong and walk into BFG the World Heavyweight Champion.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Bobby Roode vs. Austin Aries
Boxing style intros for this one. As Roode gets in Aries’ face he spits in Roode’s! Aries immediately trips Roode up and goes for the Last Chancery but Roode escapes to the floor. Roode back in and charges at Aries but again Aries trips him and this time locks in the Last Chancery! Roode quickly gets to the ropes and back out to the floor. Roode stalls a bit and then gets back in before getting right back out and taunting Aries. Roode slides back in and locks like he’s going to lockup with Aries but slides back out and laughs at Aries. Roode finally comes back in and Aries nails him with the IED! Aries goes for the Brainbuster but Roode blocks it and rolls back out again. Roode starts to leave but realizes there is nomore rematch and slides back in at the 9 count and then right back out but time Aries dives onto him with a Plancha! Aries rolls Roode back in and Roode rolls right back out and again Aries dives out with a Plancha onto Roode!
Aries tosses Roode back in and this time stops Roode from leaving and nails him with right hands in the corner followed by a Snapmare and then a Missile Dropkick off the middle rope to the back of the head! Aries lights Roode up with a chop and then attempts to whip him into the ropes, but Roode reverses it and goes for a backdrop. Aries stops and kicks Roode sending Roode to the floor. Aries climbs up top and dives off but Roode moves and Aries NAILS the guardrail! Roode slams Aries into the ring apron and then whips him into the guardrail! Roode puts the boots to Aries after breaking the 10 count and then tosses Aries back in and covers him for a nearfall. Roode puts the boots to Aries again and stomps him down in the corner. Roode pokes Aries in the eyes and then drapes him over the top rope and follows up with a Suplex off the ropes and then a Knee Drop Flair-style. 1…2…NO Aries kicks out and Roode immediately follows up with a waistlock. Aries fights up to his feet and breaks the hold with several back elbows but Roode ducks the last one and slams Aries into the turnbuckles. Roode hits a Running Shoulder Block on Aries and then goes for another one but this time Aries floats over into a rollup! 1…2…NO Roode kicsk out! Roode goes for a clothesline but Aries counters into a Crucifix attempt but Roode blocks it and reverses it into a Gutbuster! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Roode headbutts Aries and then stomps on Aries’ sternum while talking trash to him the whole time. Roode chops Aries in the corner and then Aries cuts Roode off with elbows. Aries hits the ropes but runs right into a knee from Roode. 1…2…NO Aries kicks out!
Roode goes back to the waistlock and then a Body Scissors. Aries fights the hold and reverses it into a pin for a nearfall but Roode leans forward right back into the hold. Aries fights his way back up and breaks the hold with body shots and then he hits the ropes but Roode catches him and slams him into the turnbuckles and hangs him up in the tree of woe. Roode puts the boots to him as Aries is hanging upside down. Aries looks to be busted open somehow. Aries is able to kick at Roode with one foot as he was hanging in the corner and then grabs Roode and hits a Stunner out of the corner as he was hanging upside down and flipped himself back up! Aries nails Roode with some NASTY chops and then mounts him in the corner and reigns down right hands. Roode shoves him off but then walks into an Atomic Drop and then a Lariat from Aries! Roode rolls out to the floor and Aries sets up for the Heat Seeking Missile but Roode moves and Aries puts on the brakes. Aries then dives off the top onto Roode on the floor and follows up with an IED on Roode as Roode was leaning against the guardrail! Aries tosses Roode back in and covers Roode for a nearfall. Aries locks in a Front Chancery and then nails Roode with several knees and goes right into the Front Chancery! Roode fights the hold starts raking the eyes of Aries to break the hold! Roode goes for a clothesline but Aries blocks it and counters into Roode’s own Crossface!
Roode fights the hold and actually lifts Aries up into the air and into a Backbreaker! Roode puts Aries in the Crossface now! Aries scrapes his way to the ropes and gets them to break the hold. Roode starting to show frustration now as he nails Aries with forearms and right hands. Roode shoves Aries into the corner and lights him up with chops but Aries comes right back with chops of his own! The two exchange strikes in the center of the ring but Roode cuts Aries off with a knee and then tosses him over the top. Aries holds onto the ropes and then nails Roode with a shoulder block. Aries climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick! Aries follows up with the IED and then he goes for the Brainbuster but Roode catches him with the Double-R Spinebuster out of nowhere! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Roode slams Aries into the corner and nails him with a ton of strikes and then lifts him up onto the top rope. Roode climbs up with Aries for a Superplex but Aries blocks it and knocks Roode off! Aries goes for the 450 Splash but Roode gets his boots up! Roode goes for the Spear but Aries moves and Roode nails the referee! Roode and Aries continue to fight and Aries hits the ropes for a Spinning Clothesline but Roode NAILS him with a Spear! Another referee slides in, 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Roode grabs Aries and goes for the Payoff but Aries blocks it and goes for the Brainbuster but Aries runs Aries into the corner sending him crashing into the new referee!
Aries sidesteps Roode and then rolls him up and into a punt kick! BRAINBUSTER! The original referee finally comes to, 1…2…….NO Roode still kicks out! Aries climbs back up top again but Roode crotches him on the turnbuckles! Roode climbs up with Aries and Superplexes Aries! 1….2….3! Both men’s shoulders were down and BOTH referee’s counted the pin. One referee raises Roode’s arm but the other raises Aries arm! The referee’s argue with each other and Roode actually takes the belt and starts back up the ramp. A third referee, Earl Hebner, walks down and takes the belt from Roode. Hebner talks with the referees and orders the match to be restarted! Aries dives through the ropes with the Heat Seeking Missile but slams right into the title belt which Roode was still holding! Roode tosses Aries back in, 1…2…NO Aries is able to kick out and Roode absolutely can’t believe it! Roode shoves the referee so the referee shoves him right back and gets in his face! Roode grabs Aries but Aries rolls him up out of nowhere! 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL World Champ: Aries via pinfall (rollup)
Bobby Roode freaks out after the match realizing he can’t get another shot as long as Aries has the belt.
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