TNA Bound for Glory Results
Sunday, October 14, 2012
From Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with a video package highlighting the history of Bound For Glory as well as various talents talking about the importance of the night.
No pyro, but Mike Tenay welcomes us to Phoenix, Arizona for the biggest PPV of the year, Bound For Glory. The crowd seems pretty hot, and ready for some wrestling. Tenay immediately begins hyping the main event which will see TNA World Champion Austin Aries defending against Jeff Hardy. He also highlights the match that will see Bully Ray and Sting teaming up to take on Aces and 8’s.
TNA X Division Championship Match
– Zema Ion (c) vs Rob Van Dam
They’re heading straight into the matches though, as Rob Van Dam makes his way out for the first match of the evening. Zema Ion is out second, and he gets a good bit of heat, mostly because he’s not RVD, on his way out to the ring.
The crowd is solidly behind RVD as the bell rings. RVD and Zema lock up and RVD goes behind Ion. Ion turns things around, but RVD is able to take him over. Ion backs off and says RVD pulled his hair. Zema jaws with the crowd, and RVD pulls him back by the hair before slamming him into the turnbuckle and jumping off the middle rope with a single leg drop kick the sends Ion to the outside.
RVD teases a dive, but Ion gets out of the way before he can leap. Ion gets back in the ring and is able to lock in a head lock, but RVD fights out, only to take a dropkick to the knee. RVD sends Ion into the corner, and Ion hits a crazy twisting press for a two count.
Ion mocks Van Dam, so RVD crotches him on the top rope, and wipes him out with another dropkick that sends him to the outside. Ion catches RVD with a shoulder to the gut, then a second. He leaps into the ring with a crazy DDT that’s good for another near fall. Ion beats on RVD in the corner with a series of stomps before sending RVD across the ring and running into a back elbow. RVD heads to the top, but Ion pushes him off into the guardrail. Ion dives over the top and wipes out RVD before mugging for the crowd.
Back in the ring Ion gets another two count. Ion chokes RVD on the middle rope before kicking him in the side of the head. Ion drives his shoulder into RVD’s back before blasting him with a big forearm to the side of the head. RVD reverses a whip across the ring and tries for a monkey flip, but Ion drops him down face first into the top turnbuckle before heading to the top and taking out RVD with a missile dropkick. Ion gets another near fall.
Ion sends RVD into the ropes and catches him in an abdominal stretch, wrenching away. RVD fights out of it and he and Ion trade rights. Ion kicks RVD in the gut, but ends up tossed up into the air and hit with a dropkick to the gut. Van Dam hits rolling thunder and heads to the top. He hits the five star frog splash and goes for the cover. RVD gets the three count.
Winner and NEW X Division Champion: Rob Van Dam
JB is backstage alongside Magnus. A fan from Twitter wants to know if it’s the most important match of Magnus’ career. Magnus says it’s the biggest night of the year for the company. The night when he gets the chance to become the World TV Champion. But tonight, he’s free, broken out of political prison. Joe can’t hide behind Hulk Hogan anymore. He asks how Joe can follow up his most disappointing loss.
TNA TV Championship Match
– Samoa Joe (c) vs. Magnus
Magnus is out to the ring first for the next championship bout, and he draws a fair amount of jeers from the crowd. Samoa Joe is out second, and he definitely seems to have the support of the crowd heading into this one.
The bell rings and Joe and Magnus begin circling each other. They lock up and Magnus goes after Joe’s arm. Both men wrestle down to the mat and reverse each other’s hold. Back on their feet we get another lock up. Magnus backs Joe into the corner and breaks clean. Yet another lock up and Magnus backs Joe into the corner again, trying to whip him across the ring.
Joe reverses and runs in with a back splash in the corner, and a huge kick. Joe peppers Magnus with right hands before it’s broken up by the ref. This allows Magnus to sneak in a sucker punch, which allows him to score with a couple of uppercuts. Joe answers back, but runs right into a big clothesline from Magnus.
Magnus beats down Joe in the corner, but Joe comes back with a series of jabs. Magnus responds with a jumping high knee to wipe out Joe before choking the big man against the middle rope. Magnus leaps in with a running elbow to the back while Joe is propped against the ropes which sets up a near fall for the brit. Magnus hits Joe with a couple more uppercuts and Joe comes back with a series of slaps. Joe hits the ropes and runs into a Michinoku driver which is good for another near fall for Magnus. Magnus backs Joe into the corner hard, but when he comes off the middle rope and jumps into a Manhattan drop, big kick and back senton. Joe slams Magnus to the mat hard for a two count. Joe hits Magnus with a powerbomb and locks in the stf.
Magnus wont tap, so Joe tries for the rings of Saturn. Magnus fights out of it, so Joe tries for the muscle buster, but Magnus sends Joe to the mat and hits a top rope elbow drop for a two count. Magnus and Joe struggle for positioning, Joe tries for the rear naked choke and Magnus drops him down with a chin breaker.
Joe is able to lock in the rear naked choke and take Magnus down to the mat, and Magnus is forced to tap out in the middle of the ring.
Winner and STILL TNA TV Champion: Samoa Joe
Backstage, JB interviews Bobby Roode. Roode says this hatred can change lives. They’ve hated each other their entire careers. If King Mo thinks he’s going to get in the way he’s got another thing coming. Roode reminds Storm that he’s never beaten him, and after the last time Roode won, he took his ball and went home, and after tonight, he’ll send him home forever.