Date: October 4, 2012 ( LIVE!)
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Taz
VIDEO PACKAGE: Feud between Bobby Roode and James Storm, Hogan’s ongoing problems with Aces & 8s, and of course the feud between Jeff Hardy and Austin Aries.
Hulk Hogan & Sting: Hogan tells Sting he’s glad that Sting is leading the charge and wishes he could fight by his side, but says he can’t because they have to play by the rules. Sting says he’s ready to put a bullet in them and that he’s going to be watching every match tonight to determine who they should pick as Sting’s partner to fight against Aces & 8s. Hogan says they need someone with a killer instinct, and says they need to pick someone by the end of the night.
Mr. Anderson defeated Gunner (w/ Kid Kash): Anderson Sting and Hogan that he heard they were looking for some help, and says they need not look any further than his match right now.Kash jumps in the ring and ambushes Anderson, but Anderson hits another Mic Check out of nowhere. Sting is shown again watching the events transpiring in the ring.
Gail Kim & Tara: Gail Kim walks up and tells Tara to wrap up her call because they have a match tonight to prepare for. Tara says they should go out for a celebratory dinner later. She tells Kim to bring her “cable star” boyfriend, and she’ll bring her big Hollywood star. Kim tells Tara that she better watch her back, because if Tara wins the Knockouts Championship, she’s coming for it next.
KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM MATCH
Gail Kim & Tara defeated ODB & Miss Tessmacher:
VIDEO PACKAGE: Joey Ryan & Al Snow
IN RING SEGMENT
Al Snow + Joey Ryan: Snow introduces Joey Ryan and asks him to come to the ring. Snow says that several weeks ago, he allowed his emotions to overcome his better judgement, and unfortunately took an action that put TNA in a bad position. He said as a result, and on behalf of TNA, he would like to apologize for his actions when he laid his lands on Ryan. Ryan demands that Snow say he is sorry. He says Snow is an office stooge around here, but he doesn’t want to hear an apology on behalf of TNA. He wants Snow to say he’s sorry.
Snow extends his hand to Ryan and says he’s sorry. Ryan tells him to get that hand away from him, calling Snow pathetic. He says he manipulated Snow just like he manipulated the 87%. Ryan says tonight isn’t about Snow, it isn’t about the fans, it’s about him. Ryan tells Snow to go ahead and share with everybody the other agreement their legal counsel came to. Snow pulls a TNA contract out of his jacket and hands it to Ryan. Ryan says it’s not so tough to do the right thing. Ryan signs the contract and hands it to Snow, demanding that he be introduced as the NEWEST TNA wrestling superstar. The contract he just signed is only for one night at Bound For Glory. Snow says Ryan has his chance to be a star and a chance to be a permanent Impact roster member, and says Ryan’s opponent is none other than him:
Sting & Kurt Angle + Bully-Ray: he wants the chance to fight with Sting. Sting says he needs someone who has their mind and plate clear, and as great as Angle is, he doesn’t want Angle pulling double duty. He says he’ll think about it, but makes no promise. Ray walks up to Sting and tells him that he should be in the World Title match at Bound For Gloyr. but says that he’s not because of Aces & 8s. Ray says he wants them more than anybody else does, and asks what he has to do to prove to Sting that he’s the right guy to fight them at the PPV. Sting says Ray is the biggest and baddest bully he’s ever known, and tells him to go beat someone up tonight.
Samoa Joe defeated Rob Van Dam to retain the Television Title:
A.J. Styles & Hernandez & Chao Gurrero Jn + Christopher Daniels & Kazarian: Chavo cuts him off and tells him not to change the subject, he wants to talk about AJ interfering in his match last week. Daniels and Kazarian walk in and tell the other 3 that they caught Angle talking to Sting, and they say Angle doesn’t even want to be in the title match at the PPV because he’d rather team up with Sting
Austin Aries & Jeff Hardy + Bully-Ray: Aries says he knows there was some drama between them last week, but they managed to get the win anyways. He says they’re cool now, and he’s just looking forward to their match at the PPV. Bully Ray walks up to them and says he has good news and bad news. The good news is he’s not going to punch both of them in the face right now, but the bad news is he’s going to punch one of them in the face later on tonight. He says that Sting told him to prove himself, and what better way to do that than to beat the #1 Contender. Aries interrupts and says that the better challenge would be to beat the World Champion. Ray says that Aries is lucky he isn’t facing him at Bound For Glory because Aries knows that Ray would walk away victorious. Jeff Hardy interrupts and suggests a triple threat match for tonight’s main event. Ray likes the idea and walks off as Aries looks pissed that Hardy volunteered him for the match.
Chavo Guerrero Jn ( w/ Hernandez) defeated Kurt Angle ( w/ A.J. Styles): All four men meet in the ring and begin arguing as Daniels and Kazarian appear on the ramp, the tag champions remain on the ramp and hold up their belts.
X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH
Zema Ion(c) defeated Douglas Williams to retain the X-Division Title: Zema Ion grabs a mic and tells Hogan and Sting to not even consider him as a partner for the match against Aces & 8s because there’s no way he’s putting his good looks at risk.
IN RING SGEMENT
James Storm + Bobby Roode + King Mo: Storm says they’re only 10 days away from the biggest PPV of the year, Bound For Glory, and 10 days away from the biggest night of his life. He says that he’s not going to the PPV to prove he’s a better wrestler or fighter, he’s going to prove that he’s the better man. Storm says that Hogan doesn’t like his officials being pushed around, so he appointed a special enforcer in the match. Storm goes on talking about King Mo, but is interrupted by Bobby Roode’s music . Roode says he doesn’t give a damn about some Bellator fighter called King Mo, and quite frankly neither should Storm. He says the only thing that should be on his mind is that he has to step in the ring with Roode. He says Storm has never beaten him and rode his coattails during their time in Beer Money. Roode says that Storm got one thing right, this feud has been brewing for a year now, and at the PPV it’s going to explode. Roode says that this isn’t just a match, it’s going to be a fight, and he won’t stop until he is standing over Storm’s bloody carcass, knowing that he ended Storm’s career. Roode says no one can stop him, and he calls King Mo out to the ring. Roode says he is the It Factor of professional wrestling, and there’s not a thing that Mo can do to change that. King Mo’s music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage. Roode drops the mic and turns around to confront him. Roode makes fun of Mo’s attire and pushes him back. Roode takes off his jacket, but Mo pushes him down to the ground. Mo heads down to the ring as Roode makes his way backstage. Mo gets in the ring and gets right in Storm’s face, but Storm raises his arm in the air to loud cheers from the crowd.
Sting & Hulk Hogan: Hogan says he’s already made his pick, and wrote it down on a piece of paper. Sting says they should wait until after Bully Ray’s match tonight, because he saw something in Ray’s eyes tonight and wants to see what’s going to happen.
Aces & Eights & Joseph Parks: A shot of Aces & 8s is shown, and they have Joseph Parks tied to a chair and gagged. One of the thugs turns to the camera and says he looks forward to hearing who is going to face his two picks from the gang at Bound For Glory. He says all of his men are willing to die for the brotherhood, and asks Hogan if he can say the same thing about his allies.
Mike Tenay & Taz hyped Bound For Glory:
TRIPLE THREAT ( NON WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT) TITLE MATCH
Bully-Ray defeated Austin Aries & Jeff Hardy:
IN RING SEGMENT
Sting & Hulk Hogan + Mr. Anderson & Aces & Eights + Bully-Ray:
Hogan says that Aces & 8s has been running roughshod around the Impact Zone, and says how personal this problem is getting now. Hogan says that he’s going to be watching, but it’s the man in the trenches they have to worry about: Sting. Hogan says Sting will do whatever he has to do to get Aces & 8s out of TNA for good, but he needs a good partner. Hogan says they’ve talked to a lot of talent tonight and considered a lot of names for the part, including Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe. Hogan says that even Bully Ray wants in. But at the end of the day, Hogan says they need someone who can get the job done. He says that they’ve made an agreement on who their partner will be, and it is none other than Ken Anderson. Hogan asks Anderson to make his way to the ring, and Anderson’s music hits. Anderson doesn’t make his way to the ring however, and the video screen lights up showing Anderson getting beat down by Aces & 8s backstage. Hogan screams for somebody to go and help Anderson. Bully Ray runs down to the ring and grabs the mic from Hogan.Ray says that Hogan made a mistake picking Anderson over him, and asks Sting to talk some sense into Hogan. He asks if Anderson is really the guy Sting wants by his side when he goes to war. Ray says that Sting needs to go to war with a fellow warrior, and says that no one has proven to be more of a warrior than he has. Ray says Sting needs to convince Hogan of the same thing, and says he wants Aces & 8s gone more than anybody. Ray says Sting needs him to fight, and the fans need him to fight for the company. Ray asks Sting if he knows who he is. Ray says that he is Bully Ray, and he’s the guy who will go to war with Sting. Hogan and Sting consider it for a minute, and Sting looks like he’s on board. Hogan looks hesitant though. Ray offers his hand to Hogan and says once again that he is Hogan’s guy, and he’s standing by his brother’s (Sting’s) side. Sting continues to hype Ray up, and Hogan eventually shakes Ray’s hand. Hogan says that Ray is fighting for everybody here, and Ray tells him he’s got it.