After the video package showing all the “highlights” (and I use that term loosely) from this relationship between Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan. Bully Ray is shown looking at his tuxedo, Brother Runt (a.k.a. Spike Dudley) shows up with the taped up glasses and Ray tries them on. Dreamer shows up and jokes that he wasn’t there for the first one. Bully throws them both a suit and quips that Runt’s suit is extra small and Dreamer’s is extra large.
In a makeup room, Brooke Hogan is shown getting ready for tonight’s big night. A few knockouts are shown with their back to the camera. Miss Tessmacher asks Brooke if her dad’s going to be there, and there is some silence before Brooke says that she doesn’t known,
Jeff Hardy comes out to the ring to chants of “you still got it” and says that the odds were stacked against him, but the Creatures prevailed again. He says that he can’t thank the Creatures enough (they chant “we are Creatures”) and says he does this every night for each and every one of them, and wants to keep it going in 2013. Kazarian and Daniels come out to tell the butt puppets in the crowd that Daniels is going to take the TNA World Title next week. Daniels says he didn’t think “Jefferson” was the bragging type, but he can brag about beating AJ Styles and sending him home, and then beating James Storm to earn a title shot. He did it all without any Creatures to help him, but they’re not Creatures of the Night, they’re Creatures of Habit and their habit is losing. They’re losers just like AJ, just like Jimmy Storm, and just like Hardy, and once he beats Hardy, they can worship him too. Hardy says they don’t have to wait and then he attacks Daniels and Kazarian, but Storm runs out to make the save and if somebody said something about fighting, they can go at it right now. Storm and Hardy go after Daniels and Kazarian, and it looks like we have an impromptu opener!
James Storm & TNA World Champion Jeff Hardy vs. Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian
The two brawl outside and then brawl in the ring with the champion and Storm having the clear advantage as we head to commercial.
Storm and Hardy still have the advantage as Hardy gets two off a clothesline. Storm and Hardy do some quick tags and work Daniels’ arm over, but Bad Influence turn the tide and get Storm in trouble. Daniels clotheslines Storm and hiptosses Kazarian on top of him for two, then they choke Storm on the ropes behind the referee’s back. Daniels gets a side bulldog for two, then cinches in a rear chinlock. Storm escapes and gets a small package for two, but Daniels flatlines him with a clothesline and goes right back to the chinlock. Storm fights his way free again and gets a side Russian legsweep and makes the hot tag to Hardy, who baseball slides Kazarian off the apron and dumps Daniels to the floor before taking them both out with a dive from inside the ring to the floor. Kazarian is sent inside by the world champion and gets a basement dropkick and double legdrop to the crotch for two. Whisper In The Wind by Hardy gets a two count, but Daniels comes in and hits a STO on Hardy. Daniels turns right into the Closing Time Codebreaker by Storm and is sent to the floor. Storm hits a dive through the ropes, but hurts his knee on the way down. Hardy hits Kazarian with the Twist of Fate in the meantime and gets three.
Winners by Pinfall: Jeff Hardy & James Storm
Daniels attacks Hardy after the match and gives him Angel’s Wings onto Hardy’s custom title belt. Daniels slings the original TNA World Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder and tells Hardy that he’s taking the title next week before he gets a cocky cover on Daniels and Storm is shown on the corner of the screen finally getting to his feet from that bad landing.
Backstage the Gut Check judges as they debate last week’s performance by Brian Cage and Jay Bradley. They talk about how impressive Cage looked and how Bradley got the win and connected with the crowd.
((Jarrett’s Jab – I’ve heard that Jeff Hardy will not be on any of the Impact Episodes taped in England, and that may play a factor into the match next week. For months I’ve been saying that TNA needs to take it off of Hardy, and this is as better time as any. Daniels is the hottest thing going in TNA, and after all his years of hard work in wrestling, he deserves a World Title run. Also AJ Styles’ not getting a title shot until Bound for Glory would make a great storyline with Daniels as the champ, AJ admitted that he and Daniels may face off it’s it involves the Bound for Glory series, so it’s a nice idea to throw on the road to BFG.))
We go back to Bully Ray’s dressing room as he tells Brother Runt that he smells like booze and cigarettes, then Joseph Park comes in and says that he and Bully have had their differences, but he’d never be a member of the Impact Wrestling roster if it weren’t for Bully and Hulk. He gives Bulla some Cuban cigars he bought from a guy at the airport, then asks him if he wants to do a prenup. Bully shakes his head no and Park walks out
It’s time for the decision in this month’s Gut Check, as Brian Cage and Jay Bradley face the panel of judges. Bruce says that he’s watched Jay for years and he won the match, but they’re not just looking for a winner. Cage looked good and he’s put together, but it wasn’t enough and he’s eliminated. So now it’s down to Jay Bradley. Taz says that he is going to cut to the chase and the decision on him wasn’t unanimous and his answer is no. Jay gets to “Kickout” by getting 30 seconds to plead his case, and he says that Taz says that people need to hump the highways, and he’s humped so many he “probably owes child support.” He’s traveled the world and he’s trained to be the best and he is the best, he and his Boom Stick are trending worldwide, and he’s knocking on their door. All they have to do is let him in and he’ll do the rest. Al Snow says that Jay showed great talent and skill in the ring, he has a great presence, and he’s obviously connected with the crowd, and he says yes to Jay Bradley. It all comes down to Bruce Prichard, and he says that he’s at least proven that he makes the fans care. He’s got talent and guts, and the answer is yes. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Randy Savage is rolling in his grave right now at the fact that someone was hired partly because he was trending on twitter. It’s absolutely ridiculous on so many levels. Justin Bieber trends on twitter all the time, that doesn’t mean he has any talent. I personally was hoping that Cage would win, but Bradley is a great catch for TNA.))
Christian York vs. Kenny King
This is a rematch from Genesis and we are shown how the match ended and Kings attack after the match. York goes right after King and destroys him right from the time the bell rings. York batters King in the ring, on the floor, and back in the ring. York mounts King in the corner for the ten punches, then hits a series of Kawada kicks and a big chop. King finally gains some offense when he catches York off guard with the cartwheel kick. He tries the Royal Flush, but York escapes and hits a cartwheel kick of his own and then plants King with a suplex. King pokes the eyes of Christian York and rolls him up with a handful of tights for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kenny King
Bully Ray is backstage with Sting at what looks like the stairway to the rafters and tells Sting that he’s the only guy who trusts him around here, and Brooke needs Hulk out there for the wedding. He asks Sting to talk to Hulk because he won’t listen to him, and Sting says that because of what Bully means to him, he’ll do it.
Austin Aries walks in on Bobby Roode in the dressing room and they get in an argument over who cost who the World Title, and if Bubba and Brooke are getting married, Aries wants to know where their celebration is for carrying the company for the last year. Aries isn’t invited, and debates on outfits before he puts a black polo shirt and black blazer on. Roode quips that he’s going to a wedding, not a funeral, but Aries retorts that it will be a funeral before the two walk out together
The dumbass with the camera waits for his boss Hulk Hogan in the parking lot so he can harass him with questions about Brooke. Hogan says to find something better to do and get the camera out of his face.
Back to Bubba’s dressing room as Taz shows up in a tux and asks if they called Paul. Bubba says he called and Paul said he’d call back…IN FIVE MINUTES they all say together. Taz asks about Brooke, and Ray says she’s a wreck over Hulk. He says he asked Sting to talk to Hulk about coming, but one way or another, he’s glad his brothers are here to do this with him.
We go to the second or third video package looking back at the recent history between Hulk Hogan and Bully Ray in the broadcast so far before Sting comes out to the Impact Zone! “Love is in the air” he says because of the wedding and asks for Hulkamania to comeout. Hulk comes out and asks Sting to cut the crap and asks him if he wants him to come out and flex or something. They’ve both been in the business a long time and traveled every road there is, both business-wise and personally, and they’ve both had people they loved walk out on them. They’ve also both had friends stab them in the back, so he asks Sting to lay it out straight so he knows where he’s at, brother. Sting says Bully has come to his aid, Hogan’s aid, and Brooke’s aid umpteen times, and asks what it’s going to take. Hogan says this social media thing he knows nothing about has been telling him not to trust Bully, and everyone out here is telling him to watch out for himself, Sting, and his family. He says there’s something not right about Bully, and as far as he’s concerned, he will never trust Bully Ray. Sting says that in that case, he needs to do this for himself and for Brooke. The fans who Hogan claimed are telling him Bully is no good, are suddenly and loudly telling him to do it, so instead of just telling Sting, he’ll tell everyone that he always does the right thing, BROTHER. He throws down his microphone and walks off on a very frustrated looking Sting.
Gail Kim comes into Taryn Terrell’s locker room and asks her how long she’s been in TNA, Terrell says about six months, Gail replies by stating she’s been in the business for 13 years. She then takes out her iPad to show Terrell her blown call at Genesis, but Terrell says she has another #1 contender match tonight and she promises everything will be called down the middle. Kim states that it better be.
We go to a video montage of Bully Ray’s bachelor party at Rick’s this past weekend in New York City, as Bully has some very hot ladies to hang with.
#1 Contender Match: Gail Kim vs. Velvet Sky
Keneley says that Velvet’s entrance isn’t the same without Taz. She’s in that awful jumpsuit thing she’s been wearing. Gail gets a headlock, Velvet escapes and takes Gail out with a running shoulderblock, and Gail rolls to the floor. She comes back in and starts unloading with forearms and kicks, then chokes Velvet in the corner with her boot. Velvet catches a sunset flip for two, schoolgirl rollup for another two, then Gail catches her with a kick to the ribs. Gail nails a clothesline and a straitjacket neckbreaker for a two count. Gail charges at Velvet and eats shoe leather. Gail quickly regains control, slamming Velvet’s face into the mat, then scissoring her head and really cranking on the hold. Velvet tries a bulldog, but Gail shoves her off and connects with a running dropkick to the chest. Gail hits Eat Da Feet and makes a cover, but Velvet gets her foot under the bottom rope. This time Taryn Terrell caught it, and Gail wastes so much time arguing with her that Velvet recovers and hits a series of clotheslines, a bulldog, and two Pedigrees for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Velvet Sky
Velvet Sky is now the #1 contender to her title, and will get the next shot at Tara.
We go back to Brooke’s dressing room where Dixie is gushing over how beautiful Brooke looks, and she reminds her that no matter what happens tonight, her daddy loves her very much.
((Jarrett’s Jab – Yay! The only knockout on the roster that can’t wrestle is the new Number One Contender. Seriously, everyone on the roster would be a better choice. At least Tara has the skill to carry her to a half-way decent match. And who thought that Dixie could act better than Brooke? I didn’t see that coming.))
Bobby Roode and Austin Aries are coming out to the ring. They stop to check out the cake and presents, then Roode says that we’re all here to celebrate a wedding, but they deserve the celebration because there wouldn’t even be a show without them. They’re two of the best wrestlers on the earth: Roode is the longest reigning champion in company history, then Aries interrupts to say that he beat the most dominant champion in company history. Aries says that every great moment in TNA is thanks to Roode and Aries, and the fact that they still don’t get respect led to them having a mutual respect for each other’s talents. They think TNA has taken a step ten years in the past because you’ve got a bunch of crappy champions, including the World Champion Jeff Hardy. All the thirteen year old girls can scream and paint their faces, but they’re the two men who deserve credit for everything and it makes them sick. With all this being said, they object to the wedding…but before we can hear more of their thoughts, Chavo Guerrero, Jr and Hernandez come out to object as well. Aries thanks them for their support, but Chavo says they don’t object to the wedding, they object to the statements Roode and Aries are making about the champions. There is a reason they are no longer champions in this company, but Aries says that on top of all the objections, he didn’t realize the caterers were allowed to object to anything. Roode and Aries makes several Mexican jokes that I’m too busy laughing at before Chavo and Hernandez flatten them. Aries goes for the Border Toss on Aries, but Roode saves him and they head for the hills as the caterers dare them to come back to the ring.
((Jarrett’s Jab – TNA…please keep Chavo away from a microphone, he is one of the worst promo guys in the business, this segment was gold until he started talking.Thank god that Roode saved Aries, Hernandez could have seriously injured him. In all these years Hernandez has been in TNA, he still can’t hit that damn move without hurting someone. I’m honestly surprised that Joey Ryan wasn’t seriously injured at Genesis from that. It looks like Roode and Aries is going to be the tag team to hopefully beat the latest version of LAX and try and revitalize the divison. I still think that the #WTTCOTW Daniels and Kazarian shouldn’t have lost to Mexican America in the first place, but it looks like the Roode and Aries are imitating Bad Influence at this point.))
We go back to Hulk’s office as he looks at pictures of Brooke and himself on his phonewhen she was younger, and he tells Sting that he’s just been trying to protect Brooke all this time. He doesn’t think Bully is a bad guy, but he’s worried about what will happen with Brooke. Sting says he gets it, but he asks Hulk if it’s possible that she sees something in him that he’s missed. Hulk says he’s packing up and getting out of here, but he always does the right thing for the business and his family.
Bully Ray comes out first, followed by Tommy Dreamer and Brooke Tessmacher, Brother Runt and Mickie James, and Taz and Christy Hemme. The blushing bride will be out…RIGHT AFTER THIS COMMERCIAL BREAK!
Brooke Hogan comes out of the back, pauses to turn around and see if her dad is there. She smiles even though he isn’t and walks a few steps before looking back again. The crowd cheers as Hogan comes from the side of the ramp, through the announce desk The bridesmaids all pretend to be really happy for Brooke as she makes her way to the ring/altar. The fans chant for Hulk to shake Bully’s hand, but he doesn’t do it as the reverend starts the ceremony. He asks who gives away Brooke and Hulk almost regrettably says he does, then the reverend goes through his all the wedding talk. They exchange vows, and Brooke says Mark “came into her life like a burst of light” and says a bunch of other touching stuff and says she loves him. Bubba says he tried to take out a paper and write stuff down, and then he decided she doesn’t deserve words on paper, he deserves words from the heart. He knew from the time he met her that she was the one. She makes him happy and he wants to make her the happiest woman in the world because he freakin’ loves her. The reverend asks if anyone objects, but nobody speaks up. They both do and exchange rings, but Taz interrupts right before they’re pronounced man and wife. He says that can’t let this go on and he has two questions for Bully Ray: Number one was “Do you really wants to do this?” Ray says yes and then asks if it’s a little hot in here and takes off his vest. The fans go nuts in anger and we can quickly see why when he turns around to showboat his Aces & Eights jacket. Before anyone can do anything , Aces & Eights runs in and lays out Sting and Hulk, then they hold Bully so Devon can smash him in the head with the fountain to knock him out. Brooke is let go by DOC and Knox and is crying. She checks on Hulk, who tells her to check Bully several times before Brooke actually does so to end the show. ((Jarrett’s Jab – That sure surprised the hell out of me, but exactly why am I supposed to care? Every time Aces and Eights are in a fight, even it should be one-sided fight, they still lose. If a member of this motorcycle gang can barely defeat Joseph Park, how is a long-retired wrestler and current announcer going to help anything. I was really hoping that Bully would turn heel. And this also makes no sense because the VP said for no one to lose their masks, but Taz flaunts his Aces and Eights vest. If this was planned, I guess that explains why he’s been acting bitchy to Todd Keneley for knowing the names of wrestling moves.))