Impact Wrestling Results - 6/14/2012
From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida
Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
TNA's Impact Wrestling kicks off with a video package concerning James Storm. It shows him losing the Steel Cage Match he had with Roode. He took a break as he went home and thought about his career. A question from his own daughter had him thinking. He came back at Slammiversary and beat Crimson, now the defeated one. The video ends and the camera shows the Impact Zone. Fireworks explode above the ring and on stage. The camera shows the great crowd around the ring. It shows the Ultimate X Match set up. Taz and Mike run down the card for tonight as the crowd continues to cheer. Zema Ion and Chris Sabin are already in the ring. Music hits and here comes the X-Division Champion, Austin Aries. He walks out and the crowd cheers. He gets on the apron to show his cape that says, "The Greatest". He gets in the ring and the bell sounds.
Zema Ion vs. Chris Sabin vs. Austin Aries (Champ) in an Ultimate X Match for the X-Division Title
All three meet in the middle of the ring. Ion brushes his hair and the hairspray goes into the eyes of both of his opponents. Ion climbs the corner and then the steel structure. He starts to go along the wire. Austin and Chris take him down and toss him across the ring with a double hip toss. Ion rolls out of the ring. Sabin and Austin now fight each other. Chris goes after Austin, but Austin quickly comes back as he lays out Chris and hits him with a spinning elbow drop. Austin goes to the corner, but Ion comes in. They battle it out. Ion is able to take down Austin. Ion is in control, but Sabin comes to light again. He and Ion go at it. He kicks Ion in the gut and then is able to take him out with a huge spinning DDT. Sabin climbs the corner but Austin comes to him. They fight now. Sabin is able to get away. He climbs the corner. Austin comes back and brings Sabin to his shoulders. He rams his head right into the top corner twice. He does an airplane spin for quite awhile that gets both of them dizzy. Austin continues as he gets on the apron and flips over it. He lands right on Chris. Ion pops in as Austin gets up. Ion is able to get away as he knocks him out of the ring. Sabin climbs the corner and does a cross body right on Ion. Austin runs the other direction. He comes back with a huge suicide dive on both men. Aries gets back in and climbs. He is going along the wire as Ion gets in. He pulls Austin down. Austin tries to hit the brain buster on Ion, but Ion slides out. He hits Austin right in the head with an elbow and climbs the corner. Aries walks to him and gets up the corner. Ion is able to elbow Austin down. Sabin comes in and goes after Austin, but Aries takes care of him. Austin goes to the corner and attacks Ion in the corner by raking his back and then pushing him against the steel structure. Ion falls all the way to the outside. Aries grabs the wire again. Ion comes up and tries for a powerbomb, but Austin hits a huge hurricanrona. Ion gets in the corner and Austin runs to him and hits a running dropkick. He then hits the brain buster. Austin runs to the corner and climbs. He goes across the wire with his feet safety untouchable. He gets to the middle as Ion tries to get up. Austin grabs the title and wins. Winner and Still Champion: Austin Aries
Austin grabs a mic. He states that that he made a lot of claims about himself. He then lists those claims about being the best and greatest man that ever lived. Lots of people thought he was full of hot air. They gave Austin an inch and he took a foot. He exceeded every time. Austin is the main event. He is must see TV. He is worth money. He is not satisfied though. He is not here to earn respect.....he his here to take it. Just then, music hits and here comes the General Manager, Hulk Hogan. This is the man Austin wants to see. Hogan comes out on stage. He takes off his sunglasses. He stays on top as he stares at Aries and around the arena.
Hulk Hogan is in the ring with a mic along with Aries. Hogan says he hears it. The crowd is cheering loudly. Hogan hears all of the fans when he comes out to the ring. He is not deaf. He knows it. Coming out here every week, no matter where he is at on the card, and saying he is the main event is a tall order. Where Austin wants to go, Hogan already been there. Hogan knows what it is like to break records and be in the main event and be THE main event. The crowd chants, "Hogan". Austin calms the fans down. Hogan never got the goosebumps like he did before when he sees Austin wrestle. Austin thanks him. Hogan says Aries is the greatest thing to see in this ring. Aries wants to be the main event. Hogan says he is the GM and if he wants to be the main event, he can make that happen. Austin needs to put his money where his mouth is. He is willing to book Aries vs. Roode but there is one stipulation.....he has to give up the X-Divison Title. Austin wins against Roode and he is World Champion, but if he loses, he walks away with nothing. Hogan doesn't want one champion in both divisions. Hogan believes in Austin though. Aries says he busted his tail for it. Hogan wants him to become greater. He would be World Champion. That is greatness. Aries doesn't want to give it up though. Hogan says Aries has one week to give his decision. Austin thinks that is fair. They shake hands as Hogan's music hits. Hogan claps for Aries as Aries looks at the title.
A video plays showcasing Dixie Carter at Slammiversary. It was the biggest United States event they ever had. It shows some clips of the PPV. The video ends. Tonight, we will hear from Sting. Another video plays showing the Bully Ray and Mr. Parks match as Parks won with Abyss' help.
The stars are backstage eating their dinner. Mr. Parks is talking about his match and how he won. People leave. Suddenly, Bully Ray comes along. He throws a chair. Bully asks Parks where his brother is. Parks doesn't know. He says the last time he saw him was when he put Bully through a table. Bully spit in Parks' food and then threw the food. He finally flipped the table over. He says he is not going to rest until he finds Abyss. Bully walks away while Parks shows his great facial expression detailing panic.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces this next match. It is for the Television Title. Hernandez walks out. He comes down the ramp and into the ring. The crowd boos. After him, Devon's music plays. He comes out as the crowd cheers. He gets in the ring. As he comes down the ramp, footage is shown from his match at Slammiversary. Devon is at the bottom of the ramp. Hernandez runs the opposite way in the ropes. He runs toward him, jumps above the ropes and lands right on Devon. He gets Devon in and the bell sounds.
Hernandez vs. Devon (Champ) for the Television Title
He covers Devon, but he kicks out. Hernandez continues to attack Devon, but Devon gets up and tries to come back with some punches. Hernandez is able to knock Devon down. He covers him again but Devon kicks out. Hernandez applies a bear hug in the middle of the ring. He wrenches his harder and harder. The crowd is trying to get Devon out of it. Devon is using the energy and hit Hernandez in the head. He breaks the hold. Hernandez does a double chop to Devon's head. Devon goes into the ropes and he comes back to hit Hernandez right in the gut. He falls. Devon gets up and gains momentum. He is able to do a flying shoulder block to knock Hernandez down again. Devon continues the attack. Hernandez gets in the corner. Devon runs to him and does a splash. He runs into the ropes. Hernandez runs toward him and just pushes him out of the way. Devon flies across the ring. Hernandez covers but Devon kicks out. Both get up and Devon is able to whip him in the corner. He runs to Hernandez and does a splash. Hernandez falls down in the corner but is able to flip his body up on the corner. He jumps as Devon turns. He lands right on Devon. He covers but Devon kicks out. Both get up. Suddenly, Devon is able to lift Hernandez and slam him down for a spine buster. He gets the pin. Winner and Still Champion: Devon
Footage plays from last week's confrontation between Daniels/Kazarian and Dixie Carter. After the verbal harassment, AJ Styles runs out and clears the ring. Dixie's husband enters and takes a direct shot at AJ. He leaves and leaves an emotional Dixie and confused AJ.
AJ Styles and Dixie Carter are backstage. This was filmed earlier today. AJ says he wants to end this. They tried to keep it a secret but that didn't happen. They didn't want to hurt people, but they certainly did. Dixie says she didn't want to mess with AJ's mind while his match is tonight. She wants him to wrestle and then wants to talk to him after. He agrees to it.
Earlier today, Bobby Roode was filmed when he arrived at the Impact Zone. The footage ends and the camera shows the Impact Zone. We see Christy Hemme as she announces this Bound for Glory Series Match and it's a Gauntlet Match. The winner of this match will get 20 points in the series.
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring as the crowd cheers. He comes down through the sparks that fall from above. After he is in the ring, Jeff Hardy enters. He comes down the ramp as the crowd roars. He goes around to interact with the fans in his amazing face paint.
Bound for Glory Series Gauntlet Match
Jeff and AJ start the match. They go around the ring and suddenly lock-up. Jeff applies a headlock. AJ tries to get out of it but can't. He throws Jeff into the ropes. He runs back and forth. AJ is finally able to attack Jeff with a dropkick. He nails Jeff's head into the turnbuckle. He lifts Jeff up to throw him over the rope, but Jeff lands on the apron. He jumps over and kicks AJ down. AJ is able to come back and attack Jeff.
Rob Van Dam enters the match now. He attack AJ and Jeff at the same time. AJ gets in the corner and RVD does a huge monkey flip. He then hits rolling thunder on Jeff. RVD does his finger pointing to himself as the show goes to break.
Magnus is in the ring and is attacking AJ Styles. As he does, Bully Ray slowly walks down the ramp. He gets on the apron and attacks Jeff in the corner with multiple punches. He gets in and punches Rob in the head and then he hit AJ. He went after Magnus and then kicked Rob down. Bully grabbed AJ and tossed him over the ropes, but he landed on the apron. Ray went after Magnus.
Kurt Angle's music hits. He comes out and gets in the ring. He does a suplex to Magnus (I believe) and then went right after Bully. He did multiple punch to Ray's head and then kicks him in the gut. RVD and AJ are facing each other while Magnus against Jeff. Kurt lifts Bully up to lift him over the ropes, but Ray fights out of it and leaves Kurt in the corner as he goes away. Magnus now goes over to Kurt.
The Pope runs down the ramp and gets in the ring. He is back! He gets in the ring and RVD attacks him, but he knocks Rob down. AJ goes after him, but he knocks him down too. Ray comes from behind and knocks Pope down. Ray grabs Jeff and tosses him over the ropes. Jeff lands on the apron. He kicks Jeff in the head and knocks him off. Elimination: Jeff Hardy. As he is down, Abyss comes from under the ramp. He gets on the apron. Bully is facing all of his opponents as they face him. Ray tells them to attack him. They point behind him. Ray slowly turns and sees Abyss right there. Ray is shocked. Abyss grabs him and tosses him over the ropes. Elimination: Bully Ray. Ray is stunned. He has no idea what just happened. They fighting continues in the ring as Pope is trying to eliminate RVD.
The show returns as Robbie E. is the newest star in the match. Kurt Angle is attacking him like he does on Twitter. RVD is on the corner (second turnbuckle) as Pope quickly goes over and pushes him over. Elimination: Rob Van Dam.
Daniels comes down the ramp. He gets it in in the ring. As he does, AJ jumps on the top rope and does a huge springboard elbow shot. Daniels gets up and AJ hits a closeline. He gets up again. Daniels goes to attack AJ, but Kurt grabs Daniels from behind. AJ flips for the pele, but Daniels ducks and he hits Kurt. Kurt is down. Daniels grabs AJ and tosses him out. Elimination: AJ Styles. Daniels grabs Kurt and throws him out too. Elimination: Kurt Angle.
Samoa Joe comes out and gets right in the ring. He attacks everyone in the ring (first is Daniels). Robbie E. goes up to him, but Joe grabs him and throws him out. Elimination: Daniels. Magnus whips Daniels in the ropes and does a huge big boot. Just then, Magnus and Joe meet face to face. They go back and forth with punches. Magnus knocks Joe back. Magnus runs to him, but Joe ducks and Magnus goes straight over. Elimination: Magnus. Daniels and Pope go after Joe, but Joe fits off both of them.
Just then, music plays and here comes James Storm. Storm takes off his trench coat and hat. He gets in the ring and quickly takes Pope over. Elimination: The Pope. He goes after Daniels. He attacks him until Daniels is leaning on the ropes. James goes for the Last Call super kick, but Daniels grabs his foot. He lets go and James closelines him over. Elimination: Daniels. Joe and James meet face to face. They go right at it. It's back and forth. They try to get the last word, but each comes back. Joe grabs James and tries to toss him over, but James stops himself. He spins and tosses Joe over. Joe lands on the apron. James hits him to make him fall, but Joe doesn't. James backs up and hits the Last Call and Joe falls down. Elimination: Samoa Joe. Winner: James Storm
James Storm is in the ring to celebrate. He gets a mic. He says the last time he was there, he was talking about how his luck ran out. He says he spent time with his family and farm....the farm where he built from ground up...just like his wrestling career. He has been doing that for 2 months. His daughter asked him if he was going back to wrestling. James states that he knows what professional wrestling means to him. He didn't know what it meant to his daughter. Last Sunday and tonight, he didn't know what he meant to all of the fans, so he thanks them. The fans chant, "Welcome Back!" James said he made a promise to him and his little girl and he is going to make the promise to all of the fans. That promise is to become the World Champion. The fans chant again. If James didn't make himself clear, then James Storm "The Cowboy" is BACK! He wants Bobby to listen right now. He hopes and prays that he is champion after the Bound for Glory Series is over as it will be a bonus for him to beat his @ss. Sorry about your damn luck! James takes a beer and takes a huge gulp. He quickly leaves the ring.
Bobby Roode is backstage. He is watching it on a monitor. The camera guy asks him about it. Roode says he isn't scared. James is just jealous. Roode has no problem facing James sometime. As of tonight, he has bigger problems as he will face a bigger @sshole.
Impact Wrestling returns and a video plays showing the TNA Tag Team Titles on the line. AJ and Kurt win.
After the video, Kurt meets with AJ backstage. Kurt asks AJ what is wrong with him. He messed up tonight, he wasn't there at the tag match at the PPV, and he almost didn't show last week. Kurt tells AJ to get the stuff with Dixie out of his head. AJ says he will after long head down thinking. Kurt walks out.
A video plays showing the Knockout Match at Slammiversary. Ms. Tessmacher won the title.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces this match. Madison Rayne comes out as Mike Tenay states that this match is for her crush (Madison said herself on Twitter today). After she is in the ring, Ms. Tessmacher comes out.
Madison Rayne vs. Ms. Tessmacher
They lock-up and Tessmacher applies a side headlock and does a quick takedown. Both get up and Tessmacher continues to attack as she does a drop toe hold. Both get up and Madison is able to ram Tessmacher in the corner. She turns around and back to Tessmacher only to get kicked. Madison backs away but then comes to Tessmacher and pulls her legs to make her fall from the corner. She brings Tessmacher to another corner. She continues the attack. Rayne brings her out of the corner. She bounces off the ropes and Rayne drops Tessmacher down on her head. Both get up and Tessmacher comes back. She knocks Rayne down with multiple closelines. Rayne gets up in the corner. Tessmacher jumps on the second corner and then drills Madison face first down after jumping. She covers but Madison kicks out. Both get up and Madison tries to come back. She tries to do the knee to the back of the head, but Tessmacher comes back and knocks Madison down with a Side Effect time move. She gets the win. That becomes the Direct Impact of the Night. Winner: Ms. Tessmacher
Brooke Hogan is backstage. Gail Kim meets with her. Brooke says she has been thinking. Next week is Open Fight Night. She wants to have Four Knockouts. Gail quickly breaks the news that she has a rematch clause as well as being the best knockout around. Brooke says Gail can't pick when she has her rematch, so she tells Gail to have a good little vacation. Brooke turns around, makes a face, and walks out while Gail is very bitter.
A video plays showing the #1 Contender Match at Slammiversary. Mr. Anderson wins. The video ends and Mr. Anderson is backstage. He says he did not forget Bobby breaking that bottle over his head about a month or two ago. Anderson is ready to get revenge on Roode. Their match is next.
The camera changes to Bobby Roode as he is walking backstage.
Video plays from Slammiversary as it shows the World Title Match. It's Sting vs. Roode. Roode is able to hold onto his title, but Sting gets the last laugh at the end.
Mr. Anderson's music plays. The lights dim and the spotlight shines. He appears on the stage. He walks down the ramp as he looks around the arena. After he gets in the ring, Bobby Roode's music hits. He has the TNA World Title around his waist. He slowly walks down the ramp as the crowd boos him. Both are in the ring now as Jeremy Borash introduces the two superstars.
Mr. Anderson vs. Bobby Roode (Champ) for the TNA World Title
The match starts and both lock-up. They push each other and suddenly Anderson applies a headlock. Roode throws him into the ropes. Anderson comes back and knocks Roode down. He gets Roode up and whips him in the corner. He rams right into him to knock him down. He then whips him in another corner and rams him again. Roode goes through the ropes as he stands on the apron. Anderson lifts him up and plants a suplex. Roode needs a break. He tells Anderson to stop. Anderson goes to him, but Roode grabs his tights and pushes him through the ropes. Ken lands on the outside. Roode gets out. He gets Ken up. Ken is able to whip Roode right into the steel steps. He goes shoulder first. Roode is down screaming in pain. Ken is loving this right now.
Roode is now in control as he had Ken in the ring with a headlock/sleeper hold. As he has it locked in, a video plays showing what happened during the commercial break. Ken runs around the corner to attack Roode, but Roode hits Ken right then and there to knock him down. In the ring now Ken gets out of the hold. He runs into the ropes. He spins around and pins Roode, but he kicks out. Both get up and Roode goes to attack Ken, but Ken grabs Roode's arms and does a back slide. Roode kicks out. Both get up and the same thing happens...almost, as Roode gets out and grabs Ken's head from behind and hits a neck breaker. Roode now comes back with a knee shot to the back of Ken. Roode continues as he wrenches the head of Ken sideways. Ken gets up and punches Roode in the gut. Roode is able to punch Ken right in the head. Ken gives one of his own. They go back and forth. Roode grabs Ken to take him to the corner, but Ken blocks it and smashes Roode's head in the corner. He whips him in the opposing corner. Ken continues as he does a huge kick to the back of Roode's head. Bobby slowly gets up. Ken is eyeing him. Roode is up and Anderson goes for the Mic Check, but gets out of it and locks in a cross face. Ken is able to turn Roode to have his shoulders down. Roode breaks up the count. Roode slowly crawls away as he gets by the apron. Ken comes back. Roode fights him away. Roode gets in and rams Ken shoulder first into the corner and locks in the cross face again. Ken tries to get out of it, but he can't. He taps. Winner and Still TNA World Champion: Bobby Roode
Roode gets the title and holds it up as Ken watches on.
AJ and Dixie are backstage. AJ says he can't take it anymore. Dixie says there is no time today, but they can do it next week. AJ is having difficulty at work and his personal life. Dixie says they will fix it next week. She says she is sorry. They hug each other.
A video plays from Slammiversary about the first TNA Hall of Famer. It's Sting.
The video ends and Sting is shown walking backstage. He is coming to the ring next.
We see a replay from the Gauntlet Match that happened earlier tonight. We seen Abyss eliminate Bully Ray along with a ton of other eliminations. The winner is James Storm! He gains 20 points in the Bound for Glory Series.
Next week is Open Fight Night! Do not miss it!
After promoting next week's show, footage is shown from the Ultimate X Match that kicked off the show. It then shows the segment between Aries and Hogan. Aries will decide what he will do next week. We then see the Knockout Match as Ms. Tessmacher wins. Finally, we see Dixie and AJ backstage from earlier as they will come forward next week.
Jeremy Borash is in the ring. He says that Dixie made a huge announcement and that was the TNA Hall of Fame. The first inductee is Sting! A video is played showing the huge amount of influence the guy had on the company. It has commentary from stars about The Icon. It is a great video put together to showcase the Stinger. The video ends and Borash welcomes the first inductee, Sting! The lights go out as the music hits. Sting comes out and the crowd goes crazy. Sting walks down the ramp and climbs the steps.
Sting grabs a mic. He says Slammiversary 2012 will be one of the best moments he experienced in pro wrestling. He says the 2 weeks leading to the PPV and at that PPV is to take a huge chunk out of Roode....and he did! Being the first inductee is so huge, he doesn't know what to say. He says there are others who are just as deserving or maybe more deserving. He wants to thank a few people. First, he thanks Jerry Jarrett and Jeff Jarrett. He then thanks Dixie Carter. Suddenly, someone comes out and attacks Sting. Two other men follow. They attack Sting in the ring. They punch him, stomp on him, knee him and more. They are destroying The Icon as the show fades.
Top 5 Rankings:
1. Bobby Roode- New from last week
2. Austin Aries- New from last week
3. James Storm- New from last week
4. Ms. Tessmacher- New from last week
5. Sting- New from last week
After missing last week's Impact Wrestling coverage, I am glad to be back here! I had my graduation last week, so now I am free (for now). Anyway, this week's show was quite big in my mind. You had the Ultimate X Match (which isn't seen much). After the match, we seen a segment between Hogan and Aries. I particularly liked that segment. I enjoyed it and like the little stipulation Hogan gave. I bet Austin will give up his title for the match against Roode (Which should be an excellent contest). I really like seeing Austin being pushed. We seen that Gauntlet Match to start the Bound for Glory Series. I remember the Series last year and I had no problems with it. I am glad it is back as I like the idea (except it being open to the Live Events as that messes up who we think is in the lead, etc. The Abyss/Parks/Ray storyline is continuing as well as the Dixie/AJ one. Both of these are interesting and I am waiting to see what happens next week. I like these multiple story lines on a show instead of one main one. Brooke is already making her mark as she lets Gail Kim have a little break. Love Gail, but I know she will comeback and destruct whenever she wants. Finally, I want to personally congratulate Sting on being the first inductee. I know it's not a HUGE deal, but it's nice seeing Sting be something huge while not stepping one foot inside a WWE ring. The beat down at the end was unpredictable. I am thinking of Jeff Jarrett leading the pack as we all were thinking he was going to be the first inductee. We have to wait and find out. I am surprised that the Open Fight Night is next week already. These months go by quick! If you want to hear more from me, follow me on Twitter (link below in my bio). Also, check out and sign up for my newest project: Fantasy Wrestling Game! (WNW does not have any connections with it.)