Aces and Eights are seen riding into the Impact Zone parking lot and from there we are seen all of Aces and Eights attacks and distractions are shown and the challenge Sting made for next week.
Inside the Impact Zone, Sting makes his way to the ring, followed by Kurt Angle, Gunner, Devon, Jeff Hardy, AJ Styles, Mister Anderson, Bobby Roode, Robbie E, Christopher Daniels, and the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries. Sting says it’s amazing how a group of people can come together under circumstances like this. Sting shows still shots of everyone that was attacked while the fans chant “We want Hogan.” Sting announced that everyone here is ready to fight and all the victims want to fight and invites James Storm to the ring. James Storm talks about how all the evidence was stacked against them and now that he’s cleared of all guilt and wants to turn this wrestling show “into an ass-whipping show.”
Sting says that he knows the fans want Hogan and asks where Aces and Eights are. Two members of the group makes their way to the ring through Tara’s old motorcycle entrance and Sting demands Robbie E to let them in. Kurt Angle and James Storm beat the living hell out of these two members and one is unmasked to show some guy with thinning hair and a bloody mouth. Sting asks where are the rest of the. The guy says thank you and said he just got patched in. He says that “You all are in for a long painful night” Sting gave him a hard gut shot and Angle started stomping as we head to commercial. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Aces and Eights were promised all week last week for eight o’ clock tonight, and we technically got them. It’s a good idea to tease the group and hook people in for the rest of the night))
A replay from moments ago and the Aces and Eights member’s warning
Miss Tessmacher comes out and thanks Brooke Hogan for making things right about what happened at Hardcore Justice. Tessmacher said that what she’s out here to say is personal and talks about how she looks in the mirror and wonders if she can beat the person who has taught her everything and calls out Tara. Tara comes out and Cristy Hemme announces Taryn Terrell as the referee and she comes out to her own theme music.
Tara vs. TNA Knockout Champion Miss Tessmacher
Taz notes the smile on Taryn’s face and Tessmacher is able to hit a nice arm drag and Tara applauds her. Tara hits two arm drags of her own before being caught in one by Tessmacher. Tara cinches in a side headlock, but Tessmacher elbows out and hits a high hiptoss takeover. Tara goes for a slam and gets a two count. Taz talks about Tara using her power as Tara pushes Tessmacher in the corner and Taryn having to separate the two. Tessmacher gets a right hand and Tara hits a hard chop to the Knockouts Champion. Tessmacher hits several clotheslines and starts ramming her shoulder into Tara’s midsection in the corner. Tessmacher hits a faceplant and mocks the booty shake. Tara poses for the fans before going up top, and Tara catches her with a right hand and nails a superplex for the three count.
Winner by Pinfall: Tara
Tessmacher slowly walks up the ramp and Tara winks at her. A replay of the Aces and Eights attack of D’Angelo Dinero is shown and the tweet with the x ray picture is shown. Taz talks about how nasty it looks and Sting tells AJ, RVD, and Robbie that since these three were suppose to face him, the only fair thing to do is to have these three face each other for the points NEXT, and tells Robbie T to stay in the back.
Bound for Glory Series: Robbie E (5 Points) vs. Rob Van Dam (55 Points) vs. AJ Styles (50 Points)
Robbie forces someone in a suit to open the VIP entrance for him. Although the commentary team negected to mention that this is Robbie E’s last match in the series.
The three face off in the middle of the ring. RVD and AJ size each other up, and Robbie E tries to get an early advantage, but gets pingponged around the ring by AJ and RVD. Van Dam and Styles lock up and Styles cinches in a waist lock. Van Dam uses a standing switch into a side head lock to get out of the waistlock. Styles cinches in a side head lock and connects with a few kicks to Van Dam. Van Dam flips over Styles’ back and then Van Dam with a near fall after a body scissors take down. RVD takes Styles down with a leg sweep. Robbie gets a double hip toss and then Robbie backs Van Dam into the corner. Styles nails a Saito suplex that sends Robbie back to the floor. Van Dam cinches in a side head lock. Styles nails the drop kick and Van Dam goes to the floor. Robbie returns to the ring and he clotheslines Styles when A.J. was going to go for a flip dive to the floor. Robbie with kicks to Styles’ back. Robbie with a forearm and kick to Styles. Robbie kicks Van Dam and sends him back to the floor. Styles with a chop and punches followed by an Irish whip and flying clothesline into the corner. Robbie sends Styles into the corner and we go to commercial.
Back from the break, Robbie E slams AJ for a two count. Robbie E piefaces AJ and shoves him before getting a chop and a suckerpunch. AJ goes for the forearm in the corner, but Robbie E ducks and AJ bounces off of it head first. RVD gets on the apron and E knocks him off. AJ is able to hit a jawbreaker but Robbie E is still standing and RVD drags him to the outside, pumelling him with right hands before AJ comes over the top rope and nailing both of them with a crossbody. A replay is shown and Taz said that AJ’s shin hit the side of Robbie E’s head. AJ gets a two count on RVD. AJ knocks Robbie E off the apron and gets the kick to the face for his effort. RVD hits a standing moonsault for a two count on Robbie E for the two count. AJ botches his Inverted DDT in the set-up and it looked like RVD landed the wrong way, but RVD kicks out at two and is on his feet. RVD kicks AJ twice and goes up top, and AJ meets him up there setting up a superplex. RVD hits the Five Star, but Robbie E goes in the ring and is able to roll up RVD for the three count.
Winner by Pinfall: Robbie E (Gains 7 Points, Currently has 12 Points)
Taz is shocked that Robbie E pulled it off and says that Robbie E was the dark horse in the match.
Jeff Hardy is shown walking backstage.
Jeff Hardy says hello to the creatures and says that this will not be a Bound for Glory Series match, it’s based on recent history and calls out big Robbie T.
Jeff Hardy vs. Robbie T
Hardy and Robbie trade right hands to start off the match. Hardy hits a dropkick, but Robbie T fires right back with a clothesline and hits a few clubby blows to the back. Tenay notes that Robbie T cost him in his match with Robbie E a few weeks back and states the results of AJ Style’s paternity test will be announced next. Hardy connects with the Whisper in the Wind, but gets two. Hardy hits a few right hands and a clothesline before going for the legdrop to the neither regions, which Robbie T shoves him off for. Hardy nails the Twist of Fate and nails the Swanton for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Jeff Hardy
The World Tag Team Champions of the World, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian are backstage talking about AJ’s paternity test and says he must be adding another hillbilly to the family clan.
Sting is in the back and tells Aces and Eights that they must know their way through the arena and challenges them to come find him and he’ll deal them the Deadman’s Hand before laughing and walking backwards slowly.
A recap of the whole Claire Lynch saga is shown and Jeremy Borash is in the ring and says that he is here to announce the results of the paternity test and introduces AJ Styles. AJ comes to the ring, holding his stomach, and the fans chant “Who’s the Daddy?” Wow, these fans must be into this a whole lot more than the rest of the world. AJ apologizes to his friends and fans that had to put up with all this and apologizes to his family and says that there is a night in his life that he doesn’t remember and he wish that it never happened. AJ states that if he is the father, he will accept responsibility for that child and the crowd applauds him. AJ says that he takes responsibility like a man, but if he’s not he doesn’t want Kazarian at Daniels to never say another word to him.
Borash tries to introduce Claire Lynch, and Daniels’ music plays and Kazarian tells AJ to shut up and says that he cares more about himself than the “demon seed he put in Claire’s womb.” Kazarian calls pricks like AJ the reason for bullying and the reason the jails are full of bastard prisoners that could have not been if they had guidance from his father. Kazarian yells at AJ to shut up and Daniels tells Kazarian to not worry about the damage of the future, and worry about what has already happened. Daniels talks about how Claire has come out here and begged AJ to do the right thing. Daniels says that Claire Lynch has suffered a placential ruption because of all this stress and Daniels and his fans want to wish her a speedy recovery. Daniels asked AJ if he’s happy now and woman with a breifcase walks down the ramp and Kazarian calls AJ a selfish bastard. The woman says that she’s authorized to read the following statements from Claire Lynch. JB tries to take a peek at the papers. She tells Daniels to get his hands off of her before starting to read the statement.
She says in January 2012, she was approached by Daniels and Kazarian to be part of a scheme to frame and blackmail AJ Styles. To her deepest regrets, she participated in numerous illegal and unethical activities. She even put sedatives in a cola beverage to render AJ unconscious to be able to take the AJ Photos were taken to perpetuate the fraud and create the blackmail. She says that she is ready to take responsibility for her action. She regrets naming AJ as the person responsible for her pregnancy. She says that Claire was never pregnant. This was part of the plan to cause irreparable harm to AJ’s career. She asks for AJ to forgive her some day. AJ has always been the man he has been known to be.
AJ nails Daniels with an enzeguri and then Kazarian gets out of the ring before Styles can do anything to him.
((Jarrett’s Jab – I’m still surprised that the crowd was loving it that much, at least the Impact Zone did, because everyone else hated it. Daniels is the only reason this storyline was barely watchable and I hope that TNA rewards him down the road for being the best part of this horrible storyline.))
A video for tonight’s Gut Check participant, Cris Lewie played, typical sob story video.
We see three of the members of Aces and Eights walking in the back and Sting stops them and wants to know if they are playing games. Sting asks if they want to play 52 pick up and throws a deck of cards at them. Sting throws a bat behind Aces and Eights and Hulk Hogan catches it and hits them. Hogan tells them if they look at his daughter again, he will rip out their hearts and feed them to his dogs. Hogan snarls and Sting exclaims “Hollywood, you’re back!” Hogan turns around and he has the black beard. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Wait a sec, didn’t you spend a year trying to get Hogan to not be Hollywood? I’m confused why you’d want him back all of a sudden.))
A replay of Hulk Hogan’s Impact Wrestling return played, we see a video from the first Gut Check winner, Alex Silva training in OVW.
Fromthere again, Jeremy Borash is in the ring and introduces this week’s Gut Check participant Cris Louie.
Gut Check Match: Chris Louie vs. Gunner
Louie goes with Gunner early on, getting a takedown and two pin attempts. Gunner gets to his feet and quickly gets the advantage with knees to the gut, but misses a right hand and nails a drop kick for one. Taz says on commentary that Louie needs to try and string a few moves together to be more successful as Gunner hits a forearm to the head of Louie. Tenay asks Taz as a judge what is his first thoughts. Taz notes that he is very aggressive, but is “making mistakes that stick out like a sore thumb.” Gunner picks up Louie and whips him across the ring and hits two stiff looking right hands and a clothsline and a high knee to the chest and hits a samoan drop. Louie goes to the top and misses a headbutt. Gunner hits his fireman carry facebuster for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Gunner
((Jarrett’s Jab – Standard match with your sob story contestant getting a little offense. Next week, he’ll get in, and the imaginary 87% of TNA fans will bitch because Joey Ryan isn’t on TV. Same garbage, different month.))
Mister Anderson is shown walking backstage.
ODB is talking backstage on a phone to ODB, by the way they still have those red belts that haven’t been defended since May (I think.) She plugs his show on the Animal Channel and talks about chick and the great lakes. She asks someone out of camera range how old he is and chases after him.
Mister Anderson says that tonight is his last Bound for Glory Series match and introduces his opponent: Bully Ray.
Bound for Glory Series: Mister Anderson (40 Points) vs. Bully Ray (48 Points)
Tenay notes that a submission victory would put Anderson in the top four. The two lock up and reach a stalemate. They lock up again and Anderson with a side head lock but Ray with a shoulder tackle. Ray misses an elbow drop and he holds his elbow. Anderson with a waist lock but Ray hits a forearm to the back. Anderson with a kick to Ray but he misses a clothesline. Ray connects with a punch to the kidney followed by a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. We go to commercial after Anderson is sent shoulder first into the post.
Ray hits an elbow drop for a near fall, and tries again and gets another near fall. Ray stalks Anderson, waiting for Anderson to get back to his feet and he sends Anderson back to the mat with a clothesline and gets a near fall. Ray cinches in a crossface on Anderson. Ray with a suplex to Anderson and he gets a near fall. Anderson is sent into the turnbuckles and then Ray punches him in the midsection and head. Ray with a slam and then he goes for the Vader Bomb but Anderson moves out of the way. Anderson and Ray exchange punches from their knees. Ray connects with a knee but Anderson nails a clothesline and a back elbow. Swinging neck breaker by Anderson gets him a near fall. Anderson tries a corkscrew leg lariat and gets another near fall. Anderson waits for the rolling fireman’s carry slam but Anderson cannot get Ray over and Ray with a neck breaker for a near fall. Ray goes to the turnbuckles and Anderson punches him. Anderson hits the rolling fireman’s carry slam this time and he gets a near fall. Anderson goes up top but Ray hits the ropes and Anderson gets crotched. Ray gets on the top rope and hits a super plex
In the back, Aces and Eights are ambushed by Gunner, Robbie T, and Kurt Angle.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Ray gets back to his feet and he misses a boot. He does not miss the Bully Bomb but he can only get a two count. Ray tries for a second one but Anderson blocks it and hits a DDT. Anderson goes up top for the Kenton Bomb and he gets a near fall. Anderson misses a clothesline but he does not miss the Mic Check and he gets the three count.
Winner by Pinfall: Ken Anderson (Gains 7 Points, Currently has 47 Points)
((Jarrett’s Jab – Great match but it made no sense why Anderson didn’t go for a submission hold once, since that was his only chance of getting in the top four. Granted someone could get injured, or someone in the top four could get disqualified in a match and lost ten points, but it makes no sense.))
We go to the Aces and Eights Clubhouse. They have been planning their game. In three minutes and thirty seconds, they will unleash hell and they will do what they do best. They will give out the Deadman’s Hand.
We are back and Sting’s music plays and he comes to the ring with Austin Aries, Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Devon, Ken Anderson, Rob Terry, Robbie E, Gunner, Rob Van Dam, and more.
Sting tells Aces and Eights that they said three and a half minutes, and it must be three and a half minutes by now. Sting tells the group that they are waiting for them to come out and the victims are ready.
Sting says that they are not going to pull a no show again. The people in the Impact Zone want Hogan. Sting says that maybe they need an Aces and Eights chant.
We see some of the members of Aces and Eights come to ringside down the ramp. We see more come to the ring from the Motorcycle entrance and we have pandemonium in and out of the ring but the TNA roster is in control of things. The members of Aces and Eights try to hide their identities and then they start their retreat since they are badly outnumbered.
We go backstage and we see Hogan and Storm fighting off some of the members of Aces and Eights. A.J. Styles joins in the attack. There is a brawl going in the parking lot, but we see a few of the wrestlers alone in the ring. Aries with a suicide dive onto a few members of Aces and Eights. Then the other eight or ten try to go after Van Dam and Hardy.
We see a larger member of Aces and Eights clothesline Aries. They bring a part of the guardrail and put it on the turnbuckles. Aries is held to the guardrail and they hit his arm with a chair.
They stand over Aries and Bully Ray makes his way to the ring and the members of Aces and Eights leave the ring.
The group ride off on their motorcycles to close off the show.
((Jarrett’s Jab – I was shocked that the Impact Wrestling roster was able to hold them off for so long, but the ending with Aries definitely makes them a threat. Bully Ray making his late entrance to the ring is suspicious looking and he might be accused by Aries of leading the Aces and Eights. You never know, they could figure out that the leader is actually smart and already arranged for himself to get beaten down so he wouldn’t be suspected. Common Sense strikes again.))