TNA Bound For Glory PPV Results
October 2, 2016
Orlando, Florida (IMPACT Zone/Universal Studios)
Commentary: Josh Mathews, The Pope
Results by: Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Bound for Glory kicks off with Broken Matt Hardy reading King Maxel a bedtime story about The Great War that is to take place tonight with the Broken Hardys and Decay.
Commentary welcomes us to the show. We go to the opening match.
TNA X-Division Title: DJ Z (c) vs. Trevor Lee
DJ Z gets the advantage early, but then Lee takes over. DJ Z makes a comeback, but Lee avoids the Roll-Through DDT. DJ Z with a flip dive outside on Lee, but Lee responds with a tope suicida. DJ Z then responds right back with a Spring-Out Flip Dive to wipe out Lee! Back in, Lee hits the Green Tea Plunge for a close 2. DJ Z blocks a Deadlift German and then counters out with a Reverse Rana! Lee again blocks the Roll-Through DDT and hits a variation of Chaos Theory for another close 2. Lee goes for the Small Package Driver, but DJ Z blocks it with double boots from underneath. Lee then again counters the Roll-Through DDT with a Leaping Mushroom Stomp, followed by a Head Kick for yet another close 2. Lee almost hits the official, but DJ Z comes back with a Destroyer, followed by the Roll-Through DDT to retain the title.
Winner and STILL TNA X-Division Champion: DJ Z by pinfall (Roll-Through DDT)
Fun car crash of a match to give the show a hot start. Sometimes, shows need that mindless kind of a match to start the show on a high, intense pace and this was just that. Like both guys, DJ Z has been real impressive this year in the X-Division.
We see Lashley and EC3 earlier today arriving to the arena.
McKenzie Mitchell interviews Drew Galloway about his injury and why he is there. Drew talks about his career up to this point and his recent injury, saying he wanted to wrestle tonight, but management declined because he would be a liability. Drew asked if the match delayed, but it was also declined. Whoever wins tonight will not be seen as the TNA Grand Champion, definitely by me.
Bound for Gold Gauntlet Match, winner gets a future TNA Title shot of their choosing: Eli Drake vs. Tyrus vs. Robbie E. vs. Jessie Godderz vs. Basil Baraka vs. Baron Dax vs. Shera vs. Grado vs. Braxton Sutter vs. Rockstar Spud
Godderz and Spud kick off the Gauntlet. Godderz goes for a power move, but Spud goes to the eyes. Spud avoids elimination multiple times. Braxton Sutter is the third entrant and goes right after Spud. Sutter and Godderz double-team Spud, but Spud continues to avoid elimination. Eli Drake is the fourth entrant. Sutter almost instantly eliminates Drake. Drake then backdrops Sutter to eliminate him.
Braxton Sutter has been eliminated.
Robbie E is the fifth entrant. Double clothesline by Robbie to Drake and Spud. Bromans hit the Bro Down on Spud. Robbie almost eliminates Jessie. Baron Dax is the sixth entrant. Dax, Spud and Drake work over the Bro Mans. Grado is the seventh entrant. Spud instantly eliminates Grado.
Grado has been eliminated.
Basile Baruka is the eighth entrant. Tribunal works over the Bro Mans. Both members of the Tribunal and Robbie get sent packing.
Baron Dax, Basile Baruka and Robbie E have been eliminated.
Tyrus is the ninth entrant. Tyrus takes down Jessie and Drake, then Spud tries to make friends with his old partner, but Tyrus gives him the thumbs down and eliminates Spud.
Rockstar Spud has been eliminated.
Shera is the tenth entrant. Shera and Tyrus go back-and-forth. Drake stops Shera from slamming Tyrus. Drake sends Shera packing.
Shera has been eliminated.
Jessie almost eliminates Drake. Tyrus slams down Jessie. Jessie avoids elimination and hits a springboard forearm on Tyrus. Jessie tries to eliminate Tyrus, but Drake gets back in and eliminates them both to win Bound for Gold.
Winner of the Bound for Gold Gauntlet to earn a future TNA Title shot of his choosing: Eli Drake
Very simplistic battle royal/gauntlet match. Drake winning was the right call as he has had the most upside of the people in this match.
Jeremy Borash interviews Chef Robert Irvine about his wife, Gail Kim’s, TNA Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight. Mike Bennett and Maria interrupt Irvine and tell him to leave. Irvine says that he has a premonition, tonight will be a very bad night for Bennett and Maria.
Maria says that tonight is about miracles and she will prove she is the best Knockouts Champion of all time. Bennett says that Maria will handle Gail, while he will handle MOOSE. These people might be saying MOOSE, but by the end of tonight, they will be saying, “Yes We Do.”
We see a video package on how we got to Mike Bennett vs. MOOSE.
Grudge Match: “The Miracle” Mike Bennett vs. MOOSE
The West Orange High School football team out of Florida does a pump-up routine for MOOSE’s entrance. Bennett works over MOOSE early, but MOOSE responds with a dropkick. Bennett sends MOOSE outside, then wipes him out with a flip dive. They brawl around ringside. Bennett leaps off the steps, but MOOSE catches him and does almost a F-5 sending Bennett into the ringpost! MOOSE charges, but Bennett back body drops MOOSE onto the steps! Bennett takes control on MOOSE. MOOSE fights back with chops, but Bennett with a dropkick to the knees. Bennett continues to work over MOOSE, but MOOSE counters a suplex. MOOSE makes a comeback, Pop-Up Powerbomb and a running back senton gets 2. Bennett avoids the Game Breaker, but MOOSE hits the Pop-Up Lariat for a close 2. Bennett goes to eyes to stop Go to Hell and hits a Tornado DDT, followed by a Piledriver for a close 2. Bennett yells at MOOSE to stay down. They trade strikes until MOOSE hits the MOOSE jabs. MOOSE blocks a Cutter, but Bennett with a superkick. MOOSE with a pump kick, then goes for the MOOSE Crossing, but Bennett catches him in mid-air with a Cutter for a close 2. Bennett goes for the Miracle in Progress, but MOOSE slips out and hits Go to Hell.
MOOSE then hits the Game Breaker for the win.
Winner: MOOSE by pinfall (The Game Breaker)
Good match from these two. MOOSE has shown a ton of improvement over the last year and Bennett is vastly underrated as a performer, good stuff.
Jeremy Borash interviews Aron Rex about the finals of the TNA Grand Championship. Rex says tonight is about history. His whole gameplan was for Galloway, but he is used to monkey wrenches thrown at him. Tonight is the chance to be the first champion of a division that is changing pro wrestling and to prove myself. He and Edwards were both trained by the both guy and the best man will win.
TNA Grand Championship Tournament Finals: Aron Rex vs. Eddie Edwards (subbing for Drew Galloway)
We see Galloway at ringside for this match.
Rex takes down Edwards early. Edwards comes back with chops. Edwards with a series of kicks and a rana. Rex comes back with a series of elbow drops, but Edwards with an enziguri sending Rex outside. Rex stops a tope suicida, but Edwards sends him back outside and wipes out Rex with a slingshot plancha! Back in, Edwards clotheslines Rex back outside. Edwards then is soaring and scoring, wiping out Rex with a tope suicida! Back in, Edwards heads up top and hits a missile dropkick for 2. Edwards with shots in the corner as the bell sounds to end the first round.
Eddie Edwards wins the first round 30-27 (All 3 judges have it 10-9 Edwards).
Rex goes right on the attack and gets a couple of nearfalls on Edwards. Edwards comes back with a dropkick for 2. Another big chop by Edwards. Rex then stakes out Edwards’ knee in the corner and drives his knee across it. Rex goes to work on Edwards’ knee, locking him in an Indian Deathlock. The lights go out in the IMPACT Zone as commentary notes that there has been some electrical issues at Universal Studios over the last few days. “Pay your light bill” chants by the crowd as we have a emergency spotlight over the ring to show the action. Rex gets another 2. Edwards makes another comeback, hits an enziguri from the apron. The lights come back on as Rex catches Edwards off the top and locks in a variation of Edge’s Edgecator submission. Edwards tries to reach the ropes, but Rex breaks it with a stomp, then gets another 2. Rex tries for it again as the bell sounds to end the second round.
Aron Rex wins the second round 30-27 (All 3 judges have it 10-9 Rex.)
Rex picks up where he left off, continuing to work over Edwards’ leg. Edwards comes back and hits a 2nd Rope Codebreaker for a close 2. They fight up top with Edwards knocking Rex down. Rex avoids Edwards off the ropes and hits an Edge O’Matic variation for a close 2. Edwards avoids a neckbreaker and hits another enziguri while Rex was on the turnbuckles. They again fight up top, with Rex knocking Edwards off, then hits a running flipping neckbreaker for a close 2. Edwards with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a close 2. Edwards heads up top and goes for a Moonsault, but Rex moves out of the way. Edwards counters the Revealtor with a clothesline, then goes for the Boston Knee Party, but Rex stops it. Edwards with a Shining Wizard, but can’t make the cover as time expires on the final round as both men continue to brawl.
It goes to the judges’ decision. First judge has it 2 rounds to 1 for Rex, second judge has it 2 rounds to 1 for Edwards, final judge has it 2 rounds to 1 for the winner via split decision, Aron Rex!
Winner and the first TNA Grand Champion: Aron Rex via split decision
Rex celebrates his title win after and shows respect to Edwards. Borash interviews Rex after about the title win. Rex puts over Edwards, saying he will give him a rematch. Tonight, he made history, but this is just the first part, stay tuned.
Pretty good match. Rex winning was not surprising, although the crowd was clearly behind Edwards. Really do the like the format of these TNA Grand Championship matches. Unfortunately though, it appears Rex is already suffering from “Andrade Cien Almas” syndrome with the Orlando crowd.
The 2016 TNA Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Gail Kim
Christy Hemme comes out to introduce the Hall of Fame induction ceremony for Gail Kim. Hemme puts over Gail, talking about what she did to start up the Knockouts Division in TNA. Hemme then introduces former Knockouts Champion Taryn Terrell. Commentary notes that Terrell is currently pregnant. Terrell puts over Gail, bringing up their feud in TNA. Terrell then introduces former Knockouts Champion Awesome Kong. Kong comes out as she looks in phenomenal shape. Kong puts over the feud she had with Gail in TNA, calling her the “yin to her yang.” Hemme introduces TNA Chairman Dixie Carter, who gets boos from the Orlando crowd. Dixie puts over Gail’s accomplishments in TNA and what she did to kickstart the Knockouts Division. Dixie introduces Gail, who comes out to the ring and embraces her husband, Robert Irvine, who is the front row. Gail embraces Dixie, Hemme, Terrell and Kong and gets a big reaction from the crowd as they chant “Thank You Gail and “You Deserve It.” Dixie introduces a video package, highlighting Gail’s big moments in TNA and comments from TNA President Billy Corgan, Madison Rayne, Christy Hemme, Josh Mathews, Jade, Pat Kenney, Al Snow, Dave Lagana and Jeremy Borash. Gail says she is not known for her speaking, but this moment right now is everything to her. Gail says she would not take back anything in her career as it gave her life lessons that she wouldn’t trade for anything. Wrestling has given me true passion. Gail thanks her trainers and the agents and producers that have helped her become the wrestler that she is. Gail thanks the TNA roster, all the behind-the-scenes workers, Dixie Carter, Dutch Mantell, Jeff Jarrett, her family and friends, her step and god daughters, her husband, all the women wrestlers that came before her, noting Trish Stratus, Molly Holly, Jazz and Victoria. Gail thanks the Knockouts, then finally thanks the fans and IMPACT Wrestling.
We see a video package on how we got to the impending Great War.
TNA Tag Team Titles, The Great War: Decay (Abyss and Crazzy Steve) (c’s) w/Rosemary vs. Broken Matt Hardy and Brother Nero w/Reby Hardy
Reby Hardy comes out to the rampway as a piano is set up. Reby plays out Broken Matt, then does the Obsolete theme for Brother Nero as he makes his way out, continuing to sing the Obsolete lyric from his song. The Broken Hardys lead the crowd in a “DELETE” chant. All three members of Decay mist Reby as the bell sounds. Decay and the Hardys brawl around ringside. Referee helps Reby, whose face is covered with the red mist of Decay, to the back. Matt gets 2 on Steve. Rosemary stops the Twist of Fate, allowing Steve to hit a clothesline. Rosemary sets up a table at ringside. Abyss chokes Nero at ringside. Rosemary and Steve go to double suplex Matt, but he blocks it. Rosemary throws in a trash can and Steve nails Matt with it. Steve places the trash can across Matt’s head, allowing Rosemary to go Coast-to-Coast off the top, dropkicking the can into Matt. Steve gets 2. Abyss has a staple gun, but Nero blocks it. Nero tries for a Sunset Flip, but Abyss staples his forehead with the staple gun! Matt with shots to Abyss outside as they brawl to the back. Abyss sends Matt into equipment by the backstage interview set. Abyss yells that Matt isn’t beautiful as we see that Nero and Steve are brawling to the back. Abyss nails the referee backstage as Nero and Steve continue to brawl backstage. Abyss and Matt brawl all the way to the sign for Universal Studios. Steve dumps a bucket of water that says “Lake of ReIncarnation” on Nero, then goes to cover him, but no one is there. Steve yells for Nero to show himself as Abyss and Matt continue to brawl around Universal Studios. We see that Jeff Hardy’s alter ego, Inchweed, shows up and goes after Steve outside. Abyss and Matt brawl towards oncoming traffic as Rosemary goes after Inchweed. Rosemary mists Inchweed, allowing Steve to take over. Steve directs Rosemary to help Abyss as he and Matt continue to brawl by a U-HAUL truck. Abyss drives Matt into the truck. Abyss chokes Matt, then Rosemary gives Abyss Janice. We then see the same guy that Decay laid waste to during #DELETEorDECAY in Cameron, with Rosemary sending him packing. Inchweed is sent by Steve into more water, but Willow then appears, going after Steve. Abyss goes to use Janice on Matt, but Matt uses something to light Janice on fire! We then see Abyss and Matt fighting on a moving flatbed, while Vanguard 1 mists Rosemary! Willow gets 2 on Steve backstage. Willow and Steve fight back to the ring as the crowd chants TNA. Willow grabs a ladder, but Steve sends him into the steps. Steve grabs a chair, but no one is there. We go to Abyss and Matt making their way back to the IMPACT Zone, fighting back to the ring. Abyss suplexes Matt on the rampway! We see Brother Nero come back in and nail Steve with a baseball slide. Abyss brings in his trademark bag of goodies. Broken Hardys hit Poetry in Motion on Abyss. Broken Matt hits the Twist of Fate, Brother Nero hits the Swanton, but Abyss kicks out! Hardys hit a double team on Steve, but Abyss with a double clothesline. Decay with a double team on Matt, but Nero breaks up the pin. Abyss brings in two barbed wire boards and goes to chokeslam Matt, but Matt stops it. Matt opens up Abyss’s bag and pours down thumbtacks on the barbed wire board. Side Effect by Broken Matt sends Abyss into the barbed wire board. Matt places the other board on top of Abyss, then goes to the middle rope and hits an elbow drop, sandwiching Abyss. Matt makes a cover, but Rosemary breaks up the pin. Reby comes back and grabs Rosemary, powerbombing her through a table! Nero nails Steve with a chair, then neckties the chair around Steve and sends him into the ringpost. Matt has the chair and hits the Twist of Fate while the chair was wrapped around Steve’s neck! Matt sets up two tables and a ladder, then tells Brother Nero to indulge in his addiction! Matt sets up Steve on the tables as Nero goes up the huge ladder and hits the Swanton through the table on Steve!
Nero makes the cover and wins the titles.
Winners and NEW TNA Tag Team Champions: The Broken Hardys by pinfall (Swanton)
The Broken Hardys and Reby celebrate their title win after with King Maxel, leading the crowd in another “DELETE” chant.
Man, just when you think you seen it all from the Hardys, they continue to top themselves. AWESOME stuff with the Great War.
We see video from IMPACT on Thursday when Lashley choked out EC3 in Lethal Lockdown and named the stipulation for the main event.
Jeremy Borash interviews Lashley, who says that EC3 will get what he asked for, an ass whooping. He is the realest man in this business and he will win, no matter what.
TNA Knockouts Title: Maria Kanellis (c) w/Allie vs. Gail Kim
Maria says before the match that she has some bad news. She met with the doctor and her hand is still broken and she cannot compete tonight. Allie says that she has super good news, the doctor said she can compete tonight. Maria calls Allie stupid and says she won’t be wrestling. Maria slaps Gail and the bell sounds as Gail gives chase. Maria uses Allie as a shield as a way to hit Gail. In the ring, Maria gets 2. Maria goes to work on Gail. Maria takes off the cast on her hand and continues the attack on Gail. Gail fights back, but Maria nails her with a clothesline and a spinebuster for 2. Maria yells at Gail to stay down. Mike Bennett comes out and throws the cast to Maria, but Gail stops it. Gail nails Bennett off the apron, then while the ref was distracted, Maria nails Gail with the cast, but Gail kicks out! Maria asks Allie to hand her the cast, but Allie throws it to Gail. Gail throws the cast away and goes to work on Maria. Gail takes Maria down and locks in the Ringpost Figure Four. Back in, Gail flips Maria off and hits Eat Defeat to win the title.
Winner and NEW TNA Knockouts Champion: Gail Kim by pinfall (Eat Defeat)
Gail celebrates with her family and friends after as Bennett checks on Maria. Bennett grabs the mic and whines about how this was not supposed to go down. Bennett rips on the crowd and says he is shutting this show down and there is no one who can stop me! The lights go out and music plays for the debut of Cody and Brandi Rhodes, who make their way to the ring. Cody and Bennett stare each other down in the ring. Loud chant for Cody in Orlando. Maria gets in Cody’s face, but then Brandi gets in Maria’s face. Maria slaps Brandi, but Brandi nails Maria. Cody and Bennett trade strikes, but then Cody wipes him out with Beautiful Disaster! The Bennetts go fleeing as the Rhodes stand tall in the ring.
Fun conclusion to the rivalry between Gail and Maria and a nice kickstart to a couples feud with the Bennetts and the Rhodes. Good stuff.
We see a video package on how we got to the main event.
Main Event for the TNA World Title, No Holds Barred: Lashley (c) vs. EC3
Pre-match intros for the main event. Lashley then hits the Spear on EC3 during his pre-match intro, then has Borash still do the intro for him. Referee checks on EC3 outside, who yells for the ref to ring the bell. Bell sounds and they brawl, with Lashley gaining advantage. Lashley hot-shots EC3 across the top rope, sending him outside, They brawl around ringside, then back in, Lashley hits EC3 with a clothesline. Snap suplex by Lashley gets 2. EC3 slips out of the Dominator and comes back with clotheslines, sending Lashley outside. EC3 then wipes out Lashley with a tope suicida! EC3 suplexes Lashley outside, then sends him into the steps. Lashley goes up the ramp, baiting EC3 in, as he catches him with a spinebuster on the ramp! Lashley biels EC3 across the ramp, then back in, begins to take control. EC3 comes back with a dropkick and a T-Bone Suplex. Series of kneelifts and a facebuster by EC3 gets 2. EC3 slips out of a powerslam, but Lashley hits another Spear for a close 2. Lashley goes for a Torture Rack, but EC3 counters into a Gulliotine Choke. Lashley lifts EC3 up and counters out with an Overhead Belly-to-Belly. EC3 avoids another Spear and hits a roll-through into a Powerbomb for a close 2. Lashley then counters the One Percenter into a Running Powerslam for a close 2. Lashley grabs the TNA title belt, but EC3 avoids a belt shot and hits the TK3. EC3 with a release German, then hits Lashley’s own Spear for a close 2. They go outside and EC3 hits Lashley with the TK3 onto the steps! Back in, EC3 heads up top and hits a Frog Splash for another close 2. Lashley avoids a charge and hits another spear, but EC3 kicks out! Lashley has a chair and unloads with chair shots to EC3’s back. Urnangi by Lashley into the Anaconda Vice. Ref goes to call for the bell, but EC3 still shows life. EC3 gets to his feet and fights out. Rolling Germans by EC3, then hits the One Percenter, but Lashley kicks out! EC3 has the chair and now unloads with shots on Lashley. They head up top and EC3 goes for a Super One Percenter, but Lashley knocks him off and hits a Diving Spear to retain the title.
Winner and STILL TNA Champion: Lashley by pinfall (Diving Spear)
Lashley celebrates his title retention as the show closes.
Very good main event. Lashley is on the best run of his career as the dominant heel champion, while EC3 put up a great effort in defeat. Best match on the show to me.
Overall, a good Bound for Glory as TNA still looks to see what its future entails. We’ll see what transpires with them this week at the TV Tapings and through the rest of 2016. But right now, looks like they got another round of support to keep them afloat. That’s all for me, thanks for following along with coverage! Later!