Please bear with me, I’m starting the TNA Results tonight and Alex will be jumping in when he becomes available.
Recap of Brooke and Bully’s relationship, issues with Hogan, marriage, Taz’s jump to A&8’s, and the carnage.
In Ring Segment
Daniels to the ring in kilts with blue face paint. They dance around in their Braveheart outfits. Kaz said their international incident is there for their viewing pleasure. “You suck!” chants from the fans. It’s Throwback Thursday. They’re throwing it to the 13th century. They play homage to the true warriors of the UK – the Scotts! All you piss artists and turd burglar, feast your eyes on the wiggle that makes all the girls giggle. The man who should be WHC, and the man who will be King – Daniels.
Daniels hears all the frump Brits booing, he knows they’re happy Hardy is still Champ. They’re disappointed too. He didn’t know what that crap on Hardy’s face was toxic. If not for Franky and his epi pen, he wouldn’t be here with you. It won’t be his last chance to be chance to be Champ, and he’ll bring his Title to this country and face the local, there’s nothing easier than beating the English. “I now give you permission to worship us, noooooooooooooooooooooow!”
Magnus comes walking out looking pissed, but getting tons of pop. Taz talks about mags being collateral damage. Magnus says he has his own feeling why Daniels isn’t Champ. Hardy beat Daniels like he owes him money. Maybe because he’s a grown man who uses words like shabbledab and appletini. Or because they’re disrespectful muppets in need of a slap. If he wants to be William Wallace for the night and wants to fight and Englishman, he can fight Magnus.
Daniels says that as they in this armpit of a country, in for a penny, in for a pound. Then Daniels pushed Magnus. Kaz into the fight and they gain control, but then Kaz out and a big boot to Daniels. Daniels clotheslined from the ring. Magnus says it’s an honor and privilege to walk down that ramp and through those ropes for those who pay to see them. That was taken from him because of A&8’s led by one man. Since tonight is OFN, he’s calling out Devon.
Magnus vs Devon
Magnus on Devon with blows. Magnus whipped, but comes out with a clothesline. Devon ducks Magnus, but is sent out over the top. Magnus follows him out and sends Devon into the barrier. Magnus works the crowd and sends Devon into the barrier a couple more times. More blows to Devon against the apron. As they climbs back in Devon takes a cheap shot on Magnus and nails him in the slats. Magnus is choked in the second rope, then the ref yells at Devon. Blows on Magnus sitting in a corner, then Devon grinds his knee in Magnus’ face. Magnus starts fighting back, but then Devon rips and rakes at Magnus’ face. Magnus slammed to the mat, then a leg drop from Devon. Devon mocks Hogan a bit. Magnus with a few blows, but then runs into Devon’s running shoulder. More choking of Magnus in a corner, then a snap mare on Magnus. Devon with a Vulcan nerve pinch on Magnus on the mat.
Magnus up and free, but runs into a clothesline. Devon slams Magnus to the mat. Devon climbs, but his flying head butt eats mat. Clotheslines from Magnus. Devon ducks, but then eats a flying knee. Another big clothesline to Devon. A beautiful sit down driver on Devon, but then A&8’s is there and in the ring. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner – Magnus via DQ (5:10)
Magnus sends the A&8’s guys out as fast as they came in.
Joseph belongs in the ring. He might have lost, but he fought hard. He didn’t get the W, but he will in Manchester! It’s his first ever OFN. He took the week to watch videos and take notes, in Manchester he will render his verdict. His world TV debut of Joseph Park!
Bully says it’s down to the wire! Sting says Hogan says he’ll be there. Brooke says he always pulls through. Brooke gives Bully her phone to try Hogan with.
In Ring Segment
Joseph says it’s his first time in the UK, and they are the craziest fans in the world. He’s watched many video and taking copious amounts of notes on his opponent.
Robbie E and Royal Rumble T came out. Robbie says this is a joke, right bro? Joseph says he didn’t pick him. Robbie says the last thing Joseph is is a wrestler, bro. He’s a hamster like everyone in the UK. Just a hamster, like everyone else in the U – Robbie was turning and pointed at Terry who glares. Everyone but you bro, you’re basically an American now! Robbie takes the notebook from Joseph and says it’s OFN, wrestle him. Fight me hamster!
Robbie E vs Joseph
Robbie ducks Joseph, then kicks at Joseph, but his foot is caught. Robbie rushes Joseph who doesn’t move, Robbie hits the mat. Joseph beaten down, then nails a hip toss followed by an arm drag. Robbie slammed to the mat. Joseph tries for a splash, but Robbie moves and Joseph eats mat. Robbie up on the second ropes in a corner and nails a flying clothesline. Robbie off another corner onto Joseph. Joseph struggles to his feet. Robbie rushes Joseph, but lands crotch first in the corner. Double hand pushes, then clotheslines to Robbie. Joseph tries to splash in the corner, but Robbie moves. Joseph hits a big belly-to-belly on Robbie. Joseph sits up top, then a double thumbs up. Splash to Robbie and Joseph gets his W!
Winner – Joseph (3:31)
Joseph is in shock over his win as the Robbies regroup outside. Hand slaps all around the ring from a crying Joseph.
Alex Barie here as I am back and ready to write the rest of the show.
Hulk Hogan is walking backstage as he is back. He is on the phone as he walks through the hallway.
Austin Aries and Bobby Roode are in the ring. Austin has a mic in hand and he starts talking about people stealing money in this company, but the two biggest people, aka them, are being robbed. Both of them are going to take over this place and get all of the gold. They are going after all of the championships. The first one is the easy one and that is the TNA World Tag Team Championships. Bobby gets on the mic now. He says he views Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez just as the people in attendance. That is nothing good there. Just then, Chavo and Hernandez come out on the stage. They walk down the ramp as Chavo has a mic. Chavo questions why those tag team titles are easy? First off, you need to be a tag team in order to go for the titles. They are a tag team though, Austin says. Plus, Bobby beat Hernandez. Chavo says Bobby cheated though. It’s Open Fight Night. So, one of them fights against some other team member. If Aries wins, they will go for the tag titles. Aries tells Roode that he will be fighting as Bobby fought last week. Chavo makes his way to the ring.
Austin Aries vs. Chavo Guerrero
Chavo gets in and Aries goes right after him. Chavo tries to fight back, but Aries picks Chavo up and chokes him right on the top rope. Chavo flip and flops. He is lying on his back. Austin beats him up more and then goes to the apron. He flips over the ropes and lands right on Chavo. Austin gets him up and whips him into the corner. Austin runs to him and continues the attack. He kicks Chavo in the gut. Chavo slides down in the corner. Aries begins to choke him with his boot.
Chavo whips Austin in the ropes, but Aries holds onto the top and slides underneath. Roode is right by him. Chavo does a baseball slide to Aries and Aries goes right back. He hits into Roode and he goes back into the guard rail. Chavo jumps over the top and does a flying cross body right on Aries. He gets up and brings Austin in. Chavo gets in but Austin is back in control. He puts Chavo in the corner and kicks him. He takes Chavo down on the mat and covers him. Chavo kicks out. Aries continues with punches in the head. Chavo gets up and fights back. Chavo bounces into the ropes and Aries knees him right in the gut. Chavo flips around. Aries pins him but Chavo kicks out. Aries gets him up and slams his hands together to disrupt Chavo’s eardrums. He brings Chavo down and applies a headlock. He tells the referee to look behind him. He does and Aries pokes the eyes of Chavo. Chavo backs up into the ropes. Aries gets him and whips him in the ropes. He comes back and Austin does a back body drop. Aries climbs the corner. He jumps off the top for a frog splash, but Chavo moves out of the way. Chavo gets him up and kicks and punches him, but Aries tries to fight back. Aries bounces back, but Chavo does a dropkick when he returns. Both get up and Chavo continues with the offense. He kicks Austin in the gut and goes for a suplex, but Aries pushes him out of the way. He comes back and Chavo does a knee to the gut. Chavo finally hits the three amigos and now climbs the corner. He jumps and hits the frog splash. The referee covers but Bobby gets in the ring. The ref stops and Hernandez gets in now. Bobby leaves. As Hernandez talks to the referee, Chavo stands and knocks Bobby off the corner he was climbing. Aries runs to him and does a dropkick to Chavo right in the face and chest. Aries does the Brain Buster and gets the win. Aries and Bobby meet up on the ramp as they talk back and forth about the close match. Winner: Austin Aries
Bully Ray is walking backstage with the phone in his hand. Brooke Hogan walks up to him and Ray tells her that he received nothing yet. Brooke tells him that he, Hulk, is here. Ray is surprised. Brooke tells him that they should go. They do.
Video plays showing places from Manchester, England.
Kurt Angle is backstage in the locker room. He is stretching while Garett Bischoff, Wes Brisco, and Samoa Joe around him. Kurt says he wants Mr. Anderson as he stabbed him in the back just like Taz. Joe says he helped him out in the Steel Cage Match weeks ago. Wes and Garett says they will help out. Joe tells them no as he is not Kurt. He doesn’t need them. Joe tells Kurt good luck and leaves. Wes and Garett ask about Joe. Kurt says Joe is just being Joe. Don’t worry about it.
Video plays showing the whole story between Bully Ray/Hulk Hogan/Brooke Hogan. Hulk doesn’t trust Ray and he never will. Bully asks Brooke to marry him. She does. Hulk cracks and walks Brooke down the aisle. It’s going to be a good wedding. Wait! Taz interrupts and says it is hot in the arena. He reveals he is part of Aces & 8s. The group attacks and ruins the wedding. The week after, Sting asks Hulk to reinstate Bully Ray. Well, that is where we are at right now.
Bully Ray’s music plays and he comes out. Brooke is at his side. They look around and then continue down the ramp. The crowd cheers. They get in the ring. Bully grabs a mic. He says it has been a rough couple of weeks for him and Brooke. He loves Brooke very much and that love got him suspended. He was suspended by her father. Hulk, we are family now and they have a common enemy. That enemy is Aces & 8s. We need to lift the suspension. Brooke can’t get him to lift it, the people can’t get him to lift it and Ray can’t get him to lift it. One man can and that is Sting! Ray chants his name and the crowd follows. Here comes Sting! The music hits and he comes down the ramp. The crowd roars. Sting gets in the ring and grabs a mic. Sting says he feels so good to be back in the UK. He then says Ray is wrong about one thing. Sting may not be able to get Hulk out here, but he knows the fans can get him out here. How about a Hogan chant? “Hogan, Hogan, Hogan!” They chant the name but he doesn’t show. Sting chants the name. Here comes Hulk! The music plays and Hogan walks through the curtain. The crowd cheers as he walks down the ramp. Hogan gets in the ring and Brooke hugs him. He grabs a mic and looks around. Sting says they have a war zone going around here with Aces & 8s. They are back together in the UK, so there isn’t a better place to make things right with Bully Ray then right here and now. Hulk gets on the mic. There is no doubt there is a war, so tell me something he doesn’t know! At the end of the day, whether they are friends or foes, Hulk always does the right thing. He did the right thing about walking Brooke down the aisle. He always does the right thing when it deals with family. That is why he reinstates Bully Ray! Ray jumps up and hugs Brooke. The thing that gets crazy is mixing family with business. He always does the right thing for business. So, next week, it will be Bully Ray and Sting vs. two members of Aces & 8s and it will be in a Tables Match! Ray and Sting celebrate as that is Ray’s match! Hulk’s music plays. Ray walks up and extends his hand. Hogan shakes it. Hogan gives the “okay’ sign. Everything is good in the Hogan family.
Velvet Sky is walking backstage. She is heading to the stage.
A video plays showing Dixie Carter. Dixie says 8 years people have been traveling to TNA to see their shows. Well, TNA will be traveling to people now. It is a permanent change and they will start taping television shows starting March 14th. She thanks everyone and will see you in your town.
Velvet Sky’s music plays and she comes right down the ramp. She gets in the ring and grabs a mic. Sky says it is Open Fight Night and she is calling out the person who stopped her from grabbing the title twice. That is Tara! So, come out with your little BF now! Tara’s music hits and she comes out with the TNA Knockout Title around her waist. Jesse is with her. He lifts her up and they kiss on the stage. They walk down the ramp. Jesse leads her and then he enters. Sky tells the “ladies” that this is not a handicap match. While both of them were drinking their protein shakes, she found a tag partner who also drinks….but not protein shakes. James Storm comes out. He looks around and then enters the ring.
Velvet Sky and James Storm vs. Jesse and Tara
Jesse joins noses with Tara and then turns to face Storm. They move around the ring and then lock-up. Jesse pushes Storm in the corner. He backs up and pushes Storm in the chest. James pushes back. James goes on the attack, but Jesse pushes him in the ropes. Storm is able to switch the momentum as he grabs Jesse and does a hip toss. He continues the attack, but Jesse fights back. He does punches and then kicks. James goes in the corner and Jesse continues with the kicks. James slides down the corner. Jesse pulls him out and covers. James kicks out. Jesse gets up and plants a leg drop. He covers but Storm kicks out. He does it again but Storm kicks out again. Jesse gets Storm up and then tries to do a military press, but Storm slides back and does a double knee backbreaker. Both get up and tag their knockouts. Sky and Tara enter and Sky closelines her down. They get up and Sky continues the fight. She plants Tara’s face right into the mat. Jesse enters, but Storm runs in and does a double knee drop to Jesse’s face. Tara gets up and hits Storm in the back. Storm turns around. Sky gets up and kicks Tara in the gut. She lifts her up and hits the In Yo Face. Sky covers. Winners: Velvet Sky and James Storm
Pictures are shown to show the attack on Jeff Hardy last week from Aces & 8s. We will hear an update soon.
Video plays showing last week’s attack on Jeff Hardy from Aces & 8s. We find out that Jeff will be going in for an MRI for his knee.
Video plays showing the segment between Bully Ray, Hulk Hogan, Sting, and Brooke Hogan in the ring. Hogan reinstates Ray and makes a match for next week.
Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan are backstage. This happened moments ago, but Hogan says he thinks Ray is okay. After Ray came to the aid and took the beat down, he doesn’t see him as a bad person. He decided to give him a wedding present and that is the Tables Match. Brooke laughs as a kid likes candy like Ray likes tables.
The camera shows the Steel Cage set-up. Video plays from Lockdown 2010 where it was Kurt Angle vs. Mr. Anderson. It was a dangerous and brutal match. They gave it their all. Kurt won that match.
Mr. Anderso is backstage. He says he has seen more brotherhood in the past couple of weeks from Aces & 8s then he did in the past two and a half years in TNA. They are at his side and they are for him. He says Kurt Angle will not walk out the same after this match.
The camera is backstage and it shows Samoa Joe laid out on the floor. Wes comes to the aid and then Kurt runs over. He starts yelling as his match is next. They call for help.
Video plays showing more landmarks around the Manchester city.
Mr. Anderson comes out through the crowd as his music plays. This Aces & 8s rebel goes past the guard rail and walks around the ring. He gets in the ring that is surrounded by steel. Kurt Angle’s music plays. He comes out and Wes Brisco is at his side.
Mr. Anderson vs. Kurt Angle in a Steel Cage Match
Anderson goes right after Kurt as soon as he gets in the ring. He its him in the corner and makes him sit down. He chokes him with his boot. He gets Kurt up and whips him hard into the opposing corner. Kurt snaps forward and falls chest and face first. Ken gets him up and puts him in the corner. He continues the attack. He brings Kurt out of the corner. Kurt tries to fight back with punches. He bounces off the ropes, but Ken elbows him in the face. Kurt falls. Ken brings Kurt to the middle rope and chokes him. He brings Kurt up and he tries to fight back but Ken whips him in the corner. Ken runs to him, but Kurt kicks him right in the face. Kurt climbs the corner and jumps for a missile dropkick. Both are down. Both get up and Kurt closelines him a couple of times. He whips him in the corner. Angle runs to him, but Ken kicks him in the gut. He goes for a closeline, but Kurt ducks and hits a german suplex. Kurt takes his singlet down and goes for the Angle Slam, but Ken slides behind him. He picks Kurt up and has him on his shoulders. He rolls trough. Anderson covers him. Kurt kicks out. Ken gets him up and rams him face first into the steel cage. Ken gets him up and goes to ram him face first again, but Kurt grabs Ken and makes him go face first. Ken bounces back and Kurt hits the Angle Slam! He covers! Oh, Ken kicks out!
Kurt has this match under control as he punches and kicks Ken as he is kneeling on the mat. Ken crawls and Kurt stomps right on his hand. Ken slowly gets up and grabs Kurt’s head. He bites him and then closelines Kurt. Ken goes to the cage and climbs. Kurt finally gets up as Ken is near the top. Kurt hits him and Ken lands on the top rope Both are standing on the top rope as they punch back and forth. Ken gets a couple in a row and so does Kurt. Ken slips off but lands on his feet while he hits Kurt’s leg and Kurt falls right on his “yam-bang.” Ken covers him but Kurt kicks out. Ken attacks Kurt with forearm and elbow shots to the back as Kurt is lying on his chest. Ken puts him in the corner and kicks him in the gut multiple times. He then chokes him with his boot. Kurt is exhausted. So is Ken. Anderson falls to his knees and then climbs the corner. He goes for the cage now, but Kurt pops up and runs up the corner. He lifts Ken up and hits the Angle Slam from the top rope! Both are down. Kurt turns him over and covers. Ken kicks out! Kurt gets to his feet, but Ken does a low blow. Ken grabs Kurt and hits the Mic Check. He covers but Kurt kicks out! Ken climbing the cage, but Kurt gets him and grabs Ken and hits a power bomb. He covers but Ken kicks out, but Kurt grabs the ankle and locks it in. Kurt goes down to the mat to lock it in for sure. Ken taps! Winner: Kurt Angle
A replay from the match airs. As the replay ends, a Aces & 8s member comes out. He climbs the cage. Wes gets in and locks the door as ordered by Kurt. The member gets in and takes off his mask. It’s Garett Bischoff! Kurt can’t believe it. He asks Wes if he knew about it and he didn’t. Kurt goes to attack Garett, but Wes chops the back of Kurt’s knee. Wes reveals a vest that he is wearing and it has the Aces & 8s logo. Wes and Garett slowly attack attack Kurt one at a time. Garett has Kurt up and nails him face first into the mat. Wes and Garett join together as the show fades.
Top 5 Rankings:
1. Kurt Angle – New from last week
2. Austin Aries – Same as last week
3. Aces & 8s – Same as last week
4. Bully Ray – Up from last week
5. Mr. Parks – New from last week
First off, I would like to thank Kendra for filling in for me at the beginning of Impact Wrestling. I thought I could make it back in time before the show, but I was wrong. It’s great to see others helping each other out. We need more people like that in this world. Anyway, I didn’t see the beginning of the show, but I am glad I saw everything I wanted. First off, I am so grateful that TNA is going on the road permanently. I know TNA is taking a huge risk as it is not cheap going on the road. At the same time, it is going to really help get their name out there. If they travel around and market/advertise their brand, there is no doubt that it will work. It will be a success. They need to go to those wrestling cities that they know they will get the audience figures high. This should bring a lot of positive vibes for the company. Other than that, I found this to be a good show. It certainly wasn’t like a UK show last year as those shows blew me away, but it was better than being in the Impact Zone. It could have been better than being live. The UK crowd is hot! Simply put, I would put anything, or most of the things, that happened on this show against anything from Raw this past week. The Steel Cage Match was a back and forth battle. It wasn’t like their past steel cage match, but it flowed nicely. Wes and Garett joining Aces & 8s really didn’t surprise me as everyone pretty much knew they were part of it, but it is about time they were revealed. I did like the whole relationship they built with Kurt. To the casual fan, this would be a big surprise! Joe being attacked was not to my liking as he gets attacked and it seems like that slows his push, but now I see why he did get attacked. Never be rude to Aces & 8s, aka Wes and Garett. I am not reading any spoilers, but these UK shows are great to watch without knowing anything. If you want to hear more from me, follow me on Twitter or like my Facebook page. All of the info can be found in my bio down below. Thanks everyone. What did you think?