TNA Impact Wrestling
Location: Orlando, Florida
Date: July 5th 2012 (Live!)
Commentators: MikeTenay & Taz
VIDEO PACKAGE: A.J. Styles/Daniels feud and Bully-Ray/Joseph Parks
IN RING SEGMENT
Bully-Ray + Joseph Parks: Bully Ray came to the ring and announced he is on Twitter. He then called out Joseph Park. Ray said he accepts Park’s challenge for a match next week. Ray wasn’t done, as he pulled out a legal document for a restraining order against Abyss. Ray said if he so much as smells Abyss next week during the match, he will have Abyss thrown in jail for the rest of his life. Park looked over the document, then Ray jumped him and beat him up.
Hulk Hogan & Austin Aries: Hogan told Aries that he needs the X Title belt tonight. Aries noted he doesn’t want any shenanigans, and he’ll hand over the title tonight. Hogan then told Aries to make a serious statement in the ring Sunday night at Destination X. He told Aries to get TNA to the promised land. Aries told Hogan to get everyone to hop on his back.
TELEVISION TITLE MATCH
Devon defeated Crimson to retain the Television Title:
Chris Sabin on his way to the ring.
IN RING SEGMENT
Chris Sabin + Bobby Roode + Austin Aries: Sabin said ever since he was a little kid, the one thing he dreamed about was being a pro wrestler. He said what’s going on right here has turned into a nightmare. Sabin said it wasn’t until he got home and talked to his family that they told him he should consider retiring and doing something else to do with his life. He said a few days, the doctor told him he came back from one ACL reconstruction, but it would be too difficult to come back from two. Suddenly, Bobby Roode’s music and he came out. Roode called this a sad, tragic story. He said they’ve known each other a long time and to see Sabin come out here like this is pathetic. Roode said it’s pathetic just like every other X Division wrestler in this company. He brought up Jesse Sorensen’s name, and said the X Division guys are all the same – they risk everything every night and get no reward. Speaking of which, this Sunday, Austin Aries puts it all on the line against him at Destination X. Roode said at the end of the day when Aries gets in the ring with him, ol’ A-Double will be just like Chris Sabin – taking the risk, getting no reward, and having his career ended just…like…that. Roode then kicked out Sabin’s crutch and mocked him as he sold on the mat. Roode landed a few more shots to the supposed injured knee before Aries stormed the ring to make the save.
X-DIVISION TITLE TOURNAMENT QUALIFIER
Flip Cassanova defeated Dakota Darsow:
Miss Tessmacher & Tara: Miss Tessmacher told a cameraman that Gail Kim can hide behind lawyers, but she will beat Gail any day of the week, tonight with Tara, and next week with the title on the line. Tessmacher thanked Tara for supporting her tonight.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Taeler Hendrix‘s promo to earn a TNA contract.
KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM MATCH
Miss Tessmacher & Tara defeated Madison Rayne & Gail Kim:
A.J. Styles on his way to the ring.
VIDEO PACKAGE: James Storm‘s failed Lockdown title match against Roode
IN THE RING
A.J. Styles + Christopher Daniels & Kazarian: Styles said first he was accused of having an affair with TNA president Dixie Carter, which was proved to be wrong. And, now, Daniels wants to accuse him of being the father of Claire’s unborn child. He wanted to know what Daniels is trying to prove with all of this. Kaz questioned Styles not getting what’s going on. He accused Styles of getting a “junky whore” pregnant, then said Styles needs to stop the lies. Styles vowed to rip off Kaz’s head when he gets his hands around him. Daniels stepped in and said he has proof that Styles is the father of Claire’s baby. Styles told him to shut up and said it’s not about Claire and him or Dixie and him, but the two of them. He noted this all started at Destination X last year when Daniels proved he is a jealous prick when Styles beat him. Styles said the difference between this year’s and last year’s Destination X is he wants this match, and not just any match, but Last Man Standing. Styles told “Chris” that he’s no man. “I’m a man,” Daniels whispered on-stage. Styles vowed to shut up Daniels once and for all.
Hulk Hogan: Hogan was being interviewed when Suddenly, a random man in a bandana and a beard interrupted He handed over an envelope, then left the office. Hogan told a random guy in the room to track down the bandana man.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Jeff Hardy preparing for tonight
VIDEO PACKAGE: Jeff Hardy
X-DIVISION TITLE TOURNAMENT QUALIFIER
Kenny King defeated Lars Only: Kenny King is the current ROH Tag Champ.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: James Storm was shown walking down the hallway.
Austin Aries & Kenny King: King said he’s just trying to follow Aries’s footsteps. Aries told King he’ll get a title before he knows it if he keeps this up. Aries said he’ll give up the X Title belt to Hogan at the end of the show.
BOUND FOR GLORY SERIES MATCH
Jeff Hardy defeated James Storm:
VIDEO PACKAGE: Kurt Angle coming to TNA for a nose-to-nose confrontation with Samoa Joe.
ANNOUNCERS BOOTH: Mike Tenay and Taz hyped Destination X
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT: Hulk Hogan was shown walking down the hallway.
ANNOUNCERS BOOTH : Tenay and Taz announced the Bound for Glory PPV news that Phoenix, Ariz. will host the BFG PPV in October.
VIDEO PACKAGE: Kurt Angle versus Mr Anderson next week in the BFG Series
IN THE RING SEGMENT
Hulk Hogan + Bobby Roode + Austin Aries: Hogan called out Brother Aries, but Roode’s music played instead. Roode pardoned himself for the interruption, but Hogan cut him off and told him not to cross the line. Roode told him he told him once before to shut up when he’s talking. They interrupted each other before Roode noted he is a real World champion, unlike Austin Aries. Roode said the only reason why Aries has a shot against him this Sunday is because of Hogan. He said Hogan bought into “stupid Option C,” which will be nothing but a failure. Roode accused Hogan of giving false hope and promises to the fans, Aries, and the entire X Division. Roode told Hogan that when he beats, aims, and ends the career of Aries, the failure and blood will be on Hogan’s hands. Aries’s music interrupted. Aries told “Robert, Bobby, Bob” that he thinks this is his show, but he’ll become World champ on Sunday. Aries recapped Options A, B, and C for Roode tonight as he slowly entered the ring. Aries choose Option C, which is not having to wait until Sunday to get it on. Roode teased leaving, but tried to blind-side Aries, who saw it coming and ducked a title belt shot before landing his own title belt shot. Aries then held up both title belts as Tenay told viewers to tune in this Sunday to see if Aries can dethrone Roode. Aries handed over the X Title, then held up the World Title belt and stood tall.