TNA Bound For Glory Results
Sunday, October 20, 2013
From the Viejas Arena in San Diego, California
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello everyone and welcome to Wrestling News World’s live coverage of TNA Bound For Glory. I’m Sean Hopkins and I’ll be providing multiple updates for each match throughout the night. Thanks to Alex for pre-show results!
The show opens with a video package the spends a lot of time focusing on AJ Styles and his long history in TNA, as well as his recent trials and tribulations leading up to this match. No pyro, but Tenay welcomes us to the premiere TNA event of the year, Bound for Glory. He immediately begins speculating about the Styles/Bully Ray match, before throwing it to the ring for the Ultimate X Match. Chris Sabin is out to the ring third, and he’s got Velvet Sky in tow, talking trash to the fans on his way down the ramp. Tenay notes that this is Sabin’s 16th Ultimate X match. Samoa Joe is out next, and the fans are excited to see the big Samoan man.
Ultimate X Match for the TNA X Division Championship
- Manik © vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Sabin vs. Samoa Joe vs. Austin Aries
Jeff Hardy is the first man to make his way out to the ring for his first ever Ultimate X match. Hardy gets a nice reaction from the fans in attendance. Austin Aries is the next man out to the ring, and Aries too gets a very nice reaction from the crowd in his second appearance in Ultimate X. Tenay mentions that Aries won his first Ultimate X match. The champion, Manik, is the last man to the ring, and he doesn’t get too much of a reaction at all, especially compared to all the other men in the ring.
The bell rings and Sabin goes right to climb the turnbuckle. Everyone stares at him, and Sabin backs off and goes to the floor. Sabin yanks Aries out of the ring while everyone else fights on the inside. Aries slams Sabin’s head into the steel structure on the outside.
Everyone else follows to the outside and brawls while Sabin and Manik head back into the ring. Sabin catches Manik in the tree of woe and stomps on his crotch. Joe pulls Sabin down and hits him with a nasty series of right hands. Joe sends Sabin in the corner and follows with a splash enzugiri combo. Joe hits the snap mare and chops his back before kicking his chest. Joe runs right into a springboard dropkick from Manik. Aries and Hardy climb up the structure while Manik mounts Sabin with punches in the corner. Aries tries to scale the ropes, but Hardy pulls him down and Manik tosses him to the outside. Manik hits a double hurricanrana on Hardy and Sabin before locking in the octopus, then a modified sharpshooter on Sabin. Aries comes in, breaks it up, and hits a kneebreaker belly to back suplex combination.
Aries goes to climb the ropes again and Hardy pulls him down, hitting a crazy throw, tossing Aries across the ring face first into the mat. Hardy heads to the outside and pulls out a ladder. Joe hits the ropes and takes out Hardy with an elbow suicida. Joe picks up the ladder, but is caught with a baseball slide from Sabin. Manik hits Sabin with a dropkick out to the apron. Aries heads to the top and dives to the outside to take out Joe and Manik. Aries heads into the ring and props himself up lazily in the corner, posing, before heading back up to the ropes. Manik slides in and pulls Aries down to the mat.
Aries and Manik trade uppercuts, and Manik backs Aries into the corner. Manik catches Aries with a boot, then hits Sabin with both boots. Sabin tosses Manik into a hurricanrana on Aries. Manik hits a springboard hurricanrana, taking Sabin and himself over the top rope to the outside. Joe punches away at Aries in the corner, taking him down to the mat. Joe seats Aries on the top turnbuckle and tries for the musclebuster, but Aries counters into a sloppy crucifix bomb. Aries hits Hardy with the corner dropkick, then hits Joe with the same move. Aries hits Hardy with another dropkick, then does the same to Joe. Aries tries for the brainbuster on Joe, but Joe counters into a rear naked choke. Joe swings Aries around before tossing him across the ring. Manik goes for the ropes, but Joe grabs his legs and yanks him down into an atomic drop before hitting a big boot and senton splash.
Sabin comes in out of nowhere with a dropkick to Joe. Sabin tosses Hardy into the corner, and Hardy kicks Sabin away, then hits the whisper in the wind. Hardy rolls to the outside, and goes back for the ladder, bringing it into the ring. Hardy sets the ladder up under the belt, and climbs, but Joe is up on the other side, and he slams Hardy’s face into the ladder to knock him off. Aries knocks Joe off the ladder with a top rope dropkick. Manik springboards and catches the ropes and Aries climbs the ladder. Aries and Manik meet in the middle, but Sabin tips over the ladder and sends both men crashing into the ropes. Sabin picks up Hardy and shoulders him, tossing him out in a front slam. Sabin poses before trying for a superkick. Hardy blocks it and counters into a twist of fate, sending Sabin from the ring.
Sabin is telling Velvet to get into the ring and stop Hardy, eventually tossing her into the ring. Sky is apologetic to Hardy, and Sabin uses the distraction to climb the ladder. Sabin takes down the title, knocks Hardy from the ladder, and is knocked from the ladder by Manik.
Winner and NEW X Division Champion: Chris Sabin
Sabin bails and celebrates with his title and a very reluctant looking Velvet Sky while everyone else looks on disappointed in the ring. The ring clears and the crew goes to work dismantling the Ultimate X structure. Tenay and Taz turn talk to Bully Ray and AJ Styles. They discuss the No DQ, No Count-out stipulation. Taz says that Styles is in trouble, and Tenay asks if this may be the last night we see Styles in TNA. Tenay says all through the night we’re going to re-live AJ Styles moments.
This leads into clips from AJ Styles vs. Jerry Lynn from 2002 when AJ Styles beat Lynn to become the X-Division Champion. Video is shown from earlier today of AJ Styles arriving at the arena for the show. Back into the arena, and Bad Influence make their way out to the ring. Tenay says we’re scheduled for the World Tag Team Championship match between BroMans, and James Storm and Gunner. Kaz has a mic and he says not since the premiere of Brokeback Mountain have two men been screwed more than Bad Influence. The fact that they aren’t wrestling for the titles is an embarrassment, not only to TNA, but to them, the best tag team in the business, and to each and every one of the turds in attendance.
Daniels says this is Bound for Glory, the PPV that is supposed to celebrate that which is TNA, and despite the fact that TNA has treated them like the step-children of the company, they are TNA. They are the best tag team this company has ever seen, and Daniels knows a way that TNA can make it up to them. Fact: tonight, Bad Influence beat Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez. Fact: Eric Young and Joe Pancake aren’t a tag team, but a fisherman and a lawyer, so their win shouldn’t count.
And third, the company like to throw curveballs and throw people into the match at the last minute, and based on their pristine record, Bad Influence should be added to the card tonight. BI is interrupted by Eric Young who makes his way to the ring wearing trunks and a backwards baseball cap. Young tells BI that he’s not a trouble maker. He doesn’t feel bad, he doesn’t want a match, he’s already beaten them once tonight. Young says he’s here on official, scientific business. He’s a scientist. BI did something earlier, they created a monster. Everyone here and EY know, and BI are the only two that don’t realize that they should run. Young tells them to run. Daniels shake Young’s hand, then attacks while he’s shaking Kaz’s hand.
They stop when Abyss’ music hits, and the monster returns. Abyss heads into the ring and takes out both Daniels and Kaz with clotheslines. Abyss hits the black hole slam on Daniels. Abyss misses a punch on Kaz, but connects with another black hole slam. Abyss stares down Young, and walks over to him in the corner. Eric begs off, but Abyss offers his hand. Abyss helps Young to his feet and smiles. Abyss poses for the fans before Tenay sends it to the back. JB is backstage and he says they’re reading the feedback on Twitter as it comes in. He introduces his guests, James Storm and Gunner. Gunner says BroMans earned their title shot tonight. But he tells them not to worry about their tan, gym, their girl, or dancing. They call themselves the BroMans, but Gunner sees people who aren’t ready. Storm says BroMans were lucky, but they should be good. Storm tells BroMans that he’s sorry about their damn luck.
TNA Tag Team Championship Match
- James Storm & Gunner (c) vs. Bro Mans
The BroMans are out to the ring first accompanied by Mr. Olympia, Phil Heath. Jesse and Robbie E. don’t seem to necessarily be fan favorites. James Storm and Gunner are out next, and the champs are much more favorably received by the fans. Things break down into a brawl immediately as Storm doesn’t even take his belt off before they’re attacking.
Storm and Gunner team up on Robbie before picking up Jesse and throwing him into Robbie. Robbie and Jesse bail, and Gunner backdrops Storm over the top and to the outside, wiping out both men. Storm catches Jesse with a big right hand, then follows up with a giant hip toss. Storm works over the arm before tagging out to Gunner.
Gunner hits Jesse with a couple of big clubbing blows and a back elbow for two. Jesse gets caught in the corner with a running knee to the gut that Gunner follows up with a slingshot suplex for two. Gunner takes the fight to Jesse in the corner, chopping away at his chest. Gunner ends up tossed in the corner, but connects with another back elbow and catches Robbie with a right. Jesse pulls Gunner off the ropes and makes the tag to Robbie.
BroMans throw Gunner into the corner hard before Robbie mounts Gunner with a series of punches. Robbie and Jesse use quick tags to distract the ref and score quick strikes and cheap shot opportunities. Jesse pulls Gunner to the mat by his hair, tags out to Robbie, and Robbie goes right for the rear chin lock. Gunner tries to connect with the backslide, but Jesse comes in with a dropkick and takes out Gunner. Robbie pushes at Gunner’s face and head, taunting and slapping him. Gunner fights out of the opposing corner, hitting Robbie with a nasty running knee. Jesse sends Storm from the corner, and prevents a tag. Robbie drops a knee over Gunner’s throat, and tags back out to Jesse. Jesse comes in with a series of stomps to Gunner’s face, sending him into the corner and following up with a sidewalk slam.
Jesse heads up to the middle rope, but he’s stopped by Gunner. Gunner goes up after Jesse and hits a huge fall away slam off the second rope, launching Jesse across the ring, and both men are down. Both men make the tag and Storm takes it right to Robbie, hitting him and Jesse both with non-stop offense. Storm sends Robbie into the corner and is backdropped to the apron, but he catches Robbie with a kick to the back of the head. Storm hits a running neckbreaker on Robbie for two. Jesse attacks Storm from behind, and Gunner attacks Jesse. Gunner is double teamed and sent from the ring, and Jesse and Robbie seat Storm on the top turnbuckle. BroMans try for a double superplex, but Gunner takes Robbie away with an electric chair drop, and Storm hits a super-front-plex, launching Jesse on Robbie. Storm follows up with a leg drop for two. Robbie doesn’t die and even counter the eye of the Storm with a DDT for two. Storm somehow was cut on his leg, but it’s not very significant. Gunner hits Robbie with a huge across the knee backbreaker. Gunner tries for the Gun rack, but Jesse pulls him out.
Gunner wipes out Jesse before hitting Robbie with two powerbombs, the second of which, Storm joins in for. Jesse breaks up a pin attempt and trades blows with Storm, eating a big lungblower. Robbie has the belt on the outside and he tosses it into the ring. While the ref’s back is turned, Robbie launches himself from the second rope with a forearm to the back of Storm’s head. BroMans hit a Hart attack double team spinebuster for three, and there’s new champs.
Winners and NEW TNA Tag Team Champions: Bro Mans
Mr. Olympia celebrates with Robbie and Jesse, but we don’t see much of it as we cut to footage from last night’s induction ceremony for Kurt Angle to TNA’s Hall of Fame. JB is in the ring, he says that now it is time to make Angle’s induction into the Hall of Fame. He says the man who will induct Angle into the Hall of Fame will be its first member, Sting.
Sting’s music hits, and the Icon makes his way out to a big pop from the crowd. Sting says the crowd is great and says it’s good to be in San Diego. Sting says entering the Hall of Fame is something he’ll never forget. Being acknowledged by the fans is something he’ll never forget. And now they’re inducting Kurt Angle who brought home Olympic Gold in 1996, and then transitioned into professional wrestling and skyrocketed to the top. Sting says there’s not any veteran of any era that doesn’t respect Angle. Sting says it’s also great the he’s a family man with a beautiful wife and children who are here tonight. Sting asks the fans to give it up for Kurt Angle.
Angle’s music hits, and the man of the hour makes his way to the ring with a big smile on his face to a great reaction from the fans. Sting hands the mic off to Angle and exits the ring, giving him his moment. Angle soaks in the chants before thanking the crowd. Angle says he’s been blessed with a lifetime full of amazing memories. Angle says he’d like to thank God, his family, and the fans. This induction means more to Angle than the fans will ever know. The fans chant ‘thank you Angle’, and Angle thanks them right back. Angle says the love and respect he’s had from the wrestlers and TNA management, he can’t describe in words as it’d do no justice. Sting says he shared it last night, but he’ll share it here tonight. Sting is lonesome in the Hall of Fame all by himself, so let’s make it official here and now. Sting hands Angle a present, and Angle pulls out a Hall of Fame watch, a gift for his induction. Angle looks at the watch and looks humbled.
The fans chant ‘you deserve it’. Angle says hearing what Sting said, and the response from the crowd makes him realize how important this ceremony is, and the responsibility that goes with it. Angle says he’s let himself, his family, and his peers down. Angle says he hasn’t lived up to his potential, and the standard that Sting has set for the Hall of Fame, which is why Angle is going to respectfully decline this Hall of Fame induction. Angle is going to set a new standard for the industry. What he’s done in the past is nothing to what he’ll accomplish and the future, and Angle will join Sting in the Hall of fame, when he’s worthy. Angle hugs Sting, and Sting hugs him back as Angle tries to fight back tears. We get another AJ Styles moment, and this time it’s AJ Styles beating Kurt Angle for the World Title in 2009 at No Surrender.
Dixie Carter is shown backstage taking a phone call. She says she’s got a great idea. Since tonight is Styles’ last night, she wants to see his merchandise discounted so she doesn’t have to see it anymore. EC3 comes in and Dixie says she’s picked the perfect opponent for him for tonight, and she’s excited to see him debut. After the Tale of the Tape, we’re ready for the next championship match of the evening.
TNA Knockouts Championship Match
- ODB © vs. Gail Kim vs. Brooke
Gail Kim is the first challenger to make her way to the ring, and Kim gets a decent reaction from the fans in attendance. Brooke is out next, decked out in all of her Aces and 8′s gear, getting a great reaction from Taz for that. ODB is the last woman out to the ring, and the champion gets a great pop out of the crowd as she poses with her title and flask.
The bell rings and Brooke makes fun of ODB’s hair and clothes. ODB blocks a punch and clotheslines Brooke, the clotheslines Kim. ODB hits a fall away slam on Brooke, the runs into Kim in the corner, sending her into the corner, then out to the apron and floor. Brooke catches ODB in the corner, stomping away at her and posing before rubbing her behind in OSB’s face.
ODB pops right up and chest bumps Brooke into the corner before following up with the bronco buster. Kim is in and tries for a roll up on ODB, but ODB kicks out and fights right back. Kim is able to send ODB into the corner, but Brooke hits Kim with a giant pounce that sends her crashing to the outside. Brooke mounts ODB in the corner and hits a huge facebuster out of the corner, planting ODB’s face in the mat. Brooke rips away at ODB’s face in the ropes before crashing down with all her weight on ODB’s back. Brooke hits a couple of crossface clubbing blows, but ODB backs Brooke into the corner to get her off her back. Brooke comes right back, sending ODB to the mat and kicking her back before hitting a big neckbreaker. Brook grabs ODB by the hair then hits another neckbreaker that’s good for a two count.
Brooke slams ODB’s face into the mat, but when she hits the ropes, Kim grabs her legs. Kim wraps Brooke’s legs around the ring post and locks in a figure four around the ring post for a bit. Kim breaks the hold and heads into the ring. Brooke hits Kim with a kick, and ODB runs right into Kim, bouncing her from the ring. Brooke hits ODB with a couple of forearms, but ODB fights right back, shouldering Brooke. Brooke turns it into a roll up for two, but ODB catches Brooke right in a single leg Boston crab.
Brooke crawls to the ropes, but ODB sits back. Kim is in the ring and she breaks up the hold. Kim mounts ODB and blasts her with a series of forearms before she heads to the top turnbuckle. Brooke meets her and the top and the two ladies trade right hands. ODB heads up in the corner as well and tries for a double suplex, but Kim and Brooke fight it off and Brooke pushes ODB to the mat. Kim hits ODB with a missile dropkick, and Brooke drops and elbow from the top rope.Everyone is slow to get up and ODB hits both women with a series of shoulder blocks. ODB hits Kim with a delayed duplex that’s good for two, but the pin is broken up by Brooke. ODB sends Brooke into the corner, but accidentally splashes the ref.
Kim catches the ref with a running kick to the head and the ref falls to the floor. ODB seats Brooke on the top rope. OSB shoulders Kim and gets Brooke on there too, but not for long. ODB takes Brooke out, then sends Kim crashing down on top of her. Lei’d Tapa’s music hits, and she’s out at the top of the ramp. ODB charges, right into a giant big boot.
Tapa heads down to the ring and catches Brooke, power bombing her into the ring for Kim to get the pin.
Winner and NEW TNA Knockouts Champion: Gail Kim
Tapa hands the belt to Kim, and Kim looks reluctant, but grabs the belt, and jumps into Tapa’s arms, celebrating with her title.
Tapa and Kim make their way to the back, and Tapa shoves ODB’s face on her way past.
A new interviewer is backstage with BroMans, he asks them how it feels to be new champions. Robbie says they’re going this Thursday to Salt Lake City, and the party is going to continue. Jesse, Robbie and Mr. Olympia all put on goggles, then celebrate by spraying protein drinks all over each other.
JB is backstage and he recaps Kurt Angle declining joining the TNA Hall of Fame, then introduces Bobby Roode. Roode says what a shocker. Angle says he hasn’t live up to the standards of a Hall of Famer. That’s partially true, but what Roode said on Impact was true, that Roode is more deserving of an induction than Angle. Roode is in Angle’s head, because of that, and because he made Angle tap out.
At Bound for Glory, Roode is going to prove that he’s a better wrestler, and he’s Hall of Fame bound, and he’s going to make Angle tap out, because it pays to be Roode. This leads into a video package highlighting the events over the past few weeks that led up to this match.
- Bobby Roode vs. Kurt Angle
Bobby Roode is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and Roode doesn’t get the most friendly reaction from the fans in the crowd.
Kurt Angle is out next, and the would-be Hall of Famer makes his way to the ring, looking very focused.
The bell rings and both men begin circling each other. Roode goes into the hammerlock and Angle reverses it. Roode takes Angle down to the mat and we get a quick stare down. Angle goes behind Roode, and Roode reverses, taking Angle down again. Roode ducks Angle and goes behind before transitioning into a side headlock. Angle tries to break it, Roode slides, holding on to Angle’s head. Angle breaks the hold but falls to a shoulderblock. Roode almost gets the crossface on Angle, but Angle avoids the hold and rolls to the outside.
Angle heads back into the ring and hits Roode with a couple of rights. Roode takes Angle to the mat and tries for a running knee, but Angle is able to counter, catches Roode’s ankle. Roode breaks the hold and sends Angle crashing to the outside. Roode invites Angle back into the ring, sitting on the rope and waiting for Angle. When Angle re-enters the ring, Roode takes the fight right to Angle in the corner. Angle scores with a belly to belly suplex, a big clothesline, and a belly to back suplex. Roode rolls to the outside to catch his breath.
Angle heads to the outside and both men fight. Roode sends Angle’s head crashing into the ring apron. Angle blocks a suplex and reverses, sending Roode crashing to the floor. Angle sends Roode back into the ring and catches him with a shoulder to the gut from the apron. Angle, on the apron, tries to suplex Roode to the outside, but Roode fights it off and snaps Angle’s neck across the top rope. Angle and Roode head back to the outside and Roode lays Angle on the ring apron, hitting and hits a couple of elbows to the chest before clamping on a rear chin lock.
Angle is up and out of the hold, but Roode is quick to clamp Angle right back into the hold. Roode will not let go, wearing Angle down and grinding him into the mat. The crowd is mostly behind Angle, with a small vocal minority for Roode. Angle fights up to his feet and trades right hands with Roode. Angle hits a big running forearm, the a clothesline. Angle catches Roode with a belly to back suplex, then a second. Roode avoids a third, but runs right into a belly to belly, and then a third belly to back suplex for another two count.
Angle waits for Roode to get to his feet, but Roode hits an arm drag and a big spine buster for a near fall of his own. Roode shoulders Angle, but Angle fights out and locks Roode in the ankle lock. Roode kicks Angle away, and Angle charges, but misses and hits the ring post shoulder first. Roode sends Angle to the mat with a single arm DDT. Roode gets Angle in the crossface, trapping his arm at the same time. Angle reaches the ropes and forces a break. Roode stomps Angle, picks him up, and seats him on the top rope.
Roode heads up after Angle and he tries for a belly to back superplex. Angle fights it off and sends Roode crashing to the mat. Angle stands on the top turnbuckle with his back to Roode. Kurt goes for the moonsault, but Roode rolls out of the way and traps Angle in the crossface, trapping the arm again. Angle counters by catching Roode’s ankle and standing, transitioning into a full-on ankle lock. Roode screams in pain and teases tapping out, but he’s able to roll through into another crossface. Angle almost taps out, but is able to turn it into a roll up. Roode counters into a roll up of his own.
Roode tries for a backslide, but Angle fights it off, and scores a two count. Both men won’t give up, and both go down to the mat. Angle and Roode are slow to stand, and they tread right hands, with Angle gets a German suplex on Roode, but Roode pulls the ref in a low blows Angle. Roode shoulders Angle into a crazy neckbreaker, but Angle won’t stay down. Roode picks up Angle, but Angle rolls through and catches Roode in the ankle lock again. Roode tries to kick Angle away, but Angle hangs on. Angle grapevines the leg, and Roode is struggling. Roode reaches for the ropes, but he fades, and looks like he passes out. The ref raises Roode’s arm, and drops it on the ropes, and it forces a break.
Angle doesn’t looks too happy as he picks Roode up to his feet and seats him on the top rope. Angle hits Roode with a series of rights, and heads up after him in the corner. Angle heads to the top rope and takes Roode to the mat with a top rope Angle slam. Both men are down.
Roode makes it to his feet and falls back into a pin, getting the three count.
Winner: Bobby Roode
The ref is checking on Roode and raising Roode’s arm, but Angle hasn’t moved. Angle is shown flexing his fingers. The ref finally looks over to Angle and calls in the trainer. The trainer calls down other doctors and trainers who are in checking on Angle. The stretcher is brought down, and Angle is placed in a neck brace and on the stretcher. Taz and Tenay talk about Angle’s past neck problems and surgeries.
Angle has taken off the neck brace, and he’s moving his arms, but he’s still put on the stretcher. Angle rolls off the stretcher and refuses to be carried to the back. Angle gets up on his own two feet, and walks up the stairs to the entrance ramp. Angle walks to the back, and seems to be getting around pretty well for a man who was just on a stretcher.
It’s time for another AJ Styles moment, and this time it’s AJ winning retaining the World Championship against Sting at Bound for Glory 2009.
AJ is shown getting ready backstage, putting on his gloves.
Bully is shown talking to Aces and 8′s. He says this is what it’s meant to be. A club resurrected, reborn. They thought he was dead, and thought he split, and thought he would never trust Ray again. But they fooled them all. Tonight, it’s all about their colors, and their championship. Tonight is about their creed. When you right with the Aces and 8′s, you never walk alone. It’s worth noting that no one other that Ray was shown in that whole segment.
Ethan Cater III vs. Norv Fernum
The lights dim, and Ethan Carter the Third makes his way down to the ring for his TNA debut.
Dixie Carter’s nephew will be facing the opponent that his aunt hand-picked for him, and it’s revealed to be Norv Fernum.
Norv Fernum is Pretty Peter Avalon, who wrestles in PWG an SoCal promotions. Norv is pretty spastic as Taz and Tenay make fun of him.
The bell rings and we get a lock up. EC3 tosses Norv across the ring, and EC3 shows off his athleticism. EC3 takes Norv over with a big arm drag. Another lock up, and EC3 goes to work on the arm. Fernum turns things around for a minute, but EC3 hits a giant forearm, then takes Fernum into the corner for a series of clubbing blows.
EC3 hits Fernum with a front DDT and gets the three count
Winner: Ethan Carter III
Backstage, JB talks about the feedback they’ve been reading all night before introducing Magnus. Magnus says they’ve arrived at the biggest night of the year for TNA. Bound for Glory. This is the biggest night of Magnus’ life. The biggest since July 4th, when Magnus was invited to join the Main Event Mafia. But tonight will be bigger as Magnus will beat Sting. Magnus says tonight they’re in Sting’s backyard, and Sting has nothing to lose, while Magnus has everything to lose, and he feels a bit more dangerous. This leads to a video package that details the history between these two men leading up to this match.
- Sting vs. Magnus
Magnus makes his way out for the next match first, getting a nice reaction from the fans.
Sting is out next, and he gets a very nice reaction from the fans in the crowd.
The bell rings and Magnus shoves Sting back into the corner. Magnus shrugs off a shoulderblock from Sting, and clamps on a side headlock. Sting hits Magnus with a big clothesline that sends him to the outside for a brief second.
Sting hits Magnus with a back elbow that sends him to the outside. Sting lets Magnus back into the ring, where he blocks a hip toss and hits Magnus with a hip toss of his own. Magnus comes back with a European uppercut that send Sting to the outside.
Sting gets up to the ramp and Magnus holds the ropes for him, hitting him with an immediate short-arm clothesline. Magnus hits Sting with a couple of shoulders to the gut in the corner before hitting hitting him with a couple of knees to the back, and locking Sting in a body scissors. Magnus is able to roll up Sting for two, but Sting rolls back to a seated position. Sting gets out of the hold, and Magnus keeps up the fight, hitting Sting with a couple of blows to the stomach in the corner. Sting retreats across the ring, but Magnus will not let up, continuing to attack Sting in the corner. Sting hits a back body drop, and a couple of rights before clotheslines. Sting traps Magnus in the Scorpion Death Lock, but Magnus fights out of it. Both men hit clotheslines, and both go down.
Sting hits Magnus, but Magnus mocks Sting with an old-school Sting with an old-school Sting pose, then hits him with a Stinger splash in the corner. Magnus tries for the cloverleaf, but Sting fights it off. Magnus hits a couple of big rights, but Sting shrugs it off and hits his own Stinger splash. Sting locks Magnus in another death lock. Magnus struggles to reach the ropes, but Sting pulls him back to the center of the ring. Magnus makes it to the ropes and forces a break. Sting goes for another splash, but Magnus hits a giant uppercut and follows it up with a scorpion death drop. Magnus heads to the top and drops the elbow, getting a two count. Magnus heads to the top and goes for another elbow drop, but Sting moves and Magnus crashes to the mat. Sting tries for the scorpion death drop, but Magnus fights it off with a series of back elbows to the face.
Sting misses a clothesline, and Magnus locks Sting in the cloverleaf. Sting can’t make it to the ropes as Magnus pulls him to the middle of the ring, and Sting is forced to tap out.
Following the match, Magnus climbs up in the corner and poses, getting a few cheers from some of the fans in the front. Sting follows Magnus around the ring, and sticks out his hand. Magnus shakes Sting’s hand and walks right to the back away from Sting, and Sting looks a bit disappointed about it. Taz says he blew of an Icon at the end of an epic match.
Another AJ Styles moment and it’s AJ beating Magnus at No Surrender to qualify for this match with Bully Ray tonight.
Tenay and Taz again speculate on whether or not this could be AJ Styles’ last night in TNA.
Backstage, JB is standing alongside Bully Ray and Brooke. Bully says AJ reeks of fear. A couple of weeks ago, AJ said Bully would have to kill him to beat him, and Bully was reminded of the lyrics of his favorite song, ‘do you know where you are, you’re in the jungle baby, you’re going to die’. Ray doesn’t want AJ to die, he wants far worse. He wants Styles to have to live with himself. To live with the fact that he lost to Ray. He wants him to get into the pickup truck, drive into his trailer park, and into the double-wide he calls a mansion. He wants him to look into his family’s eyes and see the disappointment. He wants AJ to live with it because it’ll kill him. He’s Bully Ray. Welcome to his jungle.
Another video package for AJ Styles, this one actually includes his opponent though, as it shows the events that led to tonight’s title match.
TNA Championship Match
- Bully Ray © vs. AJ Styles
AJ Styles is the first man to make his way to the ring, and the challenger walks to the ring slowly, getting a pretty solemn reaction from the crowd. As soon as I posted that, Styles ripped off his hood and the crowd went nuts.
Bully Ray is out next, and the World Champion has his girlfriend Brooke alongside him.
After formal ring introductions from JB, we’re ready to begin our main event.
The bell rings, and we get a stare-down, then a lockup. Ray backs Styles into the corner, a teases a punch, but breaks clean. Ray tells AJ that he knows he’s afraid. He reeks of fear and he knows it. Another lock up and Ray slams Styles to the mat. Styles gets back to his feet, but Ray slams him right back down.
Another lock up, and Ray works over Styles’ arm, wrenching and pulling at it. Styles works his way out of the hold, and falls victim to an immediate short-arm clothesline. Ray tells Styles that this is all wrong for him, this night is not his, and Styles is afraid of Ray. Ray says if Styles keeps fighting, he’ll take care of his wife and kids for Styles. Styles comes back with a series of strikes and a huge dropkick. Ray is back up, and Styles trips Ray and goes right into the calf-killer. Garrett Bischoff is out, and he distracts AJ, causing him to break the hold. Ray has a hammer out of nowhere.
Garrett Bischoff gets backed out by Styles. When Styles gets back into the ring, Ray swings, and Styles kicks Ray’s arm. Ray drops the hammer and Styles picks it up, but when Styles tries to use it, Ray catches Styles with a chop. Ray chases Styles into the corner and hits him with another chop, then a clubbing blow to the back, and a chop big enough to drop Styles to the mat. Ray mocks Hulk Hogan, putting his hand to his ear. Ray takes Styles into the corner and hits another chop to the chest.
Ray slaps Styles, and Styles asks for another, taking a big chop and getting right back into it. Styles takes another chop, and tells Ray to give him another. Styles slaps Bully, telling him to slap him. Ray hits AJ with a big clothesline and a huge chop, but Styles just shrugs it off, even though he’s got giant welts and bruises on his chest. Styles hits Ray with a dropkick to the knee. Knux makes his way out from the back and stands in front of Styles. Styles is on the top and he jumps off, right into a big chokeslam from Knux. Ray pins Styles, but Styles kicks out at two.
Ray screams at Knux, then screams at Earl Hebner. Hebner gets in Ray’s face, and Ray charges AJ with a clothesline, but AJ ducks and Ray takes out Knux. AJ rolls up Ray for two. Ray scores with a quick punch, then launches AJ to the outside with a boot to the ribs. Ray slams AJ head first into the announcer’s table. Ray picks up the hammer from earlier and looks out at the crowd. Ray grabs AJ around the throat, but AJ scores with an enzugiri before Ray can use the hammer. AJ picks up the hammer and tosses it down. Styles slams Ray’s head into the announcer’s table, then he heads into the ring. Styles hits a giant springboard 450 to the outside through the table, but Ray moves!
Styles writhes in pain as the ref checks on him. Taz hands cutters to Ray, and Ray begins to take apart the ring. Ray pulls back part of the mat, then the padding underneath.
AJ struggles to get to his feet and back into the ring. Styles is grabbing at his ribs, using the apron to get to his feet. Bully stomps at AJ’s head. Ray calls to the back, but no one is coming. Ray doesn’t look too happy. Dixie Carter comes out, wringing her hands and looking unhappy.
Carter tells security to hand her a chair, and she gives it to Bully. Bully turns around into a springboard forearm from Styles that drives the chair into his face. Styles goes to the apron and hits the springboard 450. Styles goes for the cover, but Dixie tells Hebner not to count it. Hebner counts one, then shrugs Dixie off, but Ray kicks out before he can get to two.
Styles and Hebner argue, but Styles gets past it pretty quickly. Styles picks Ray up to his feet, but Ray backdrops him on the exposed boards. Ray stomps and chops at AJ’s chest. Ray heads to the middle rope, jumping off with a senton splash. Ray blows a kiss at Dixie, then goes for a pin. Styles kicks out at two.
Ray picks up the chair and blasts AJ across the back. Ray winds up and drives the chair down again across AJ’s back. Ray picks AJ up to his feet and goes for a powerbomb, but Styles lands on his feet. Styles connects with the Pele kick, and both men are down.
Styles gets to his feet first, and he grabs the chair. Styles blasts Ray in the face with the chair, then sets him up. Styles climbs up in the corner and points at Dixie. Styles hits the Spiral tap, and gets the three count.
Winner and NEW TNA Heavyweight Champion: AJ Styles
The crowd goes nuts and Dixie Carter loses it, immediately pouting, as Styles celebrates his championship win.
Dixie pulls at her hair and Brooke cries over Bully while checking on him. Styles celebrates with his newly won title, while his old music plays over the PA system. Styles walks off into the crowd, running up into the stands and celebrating with the fans.
The show ends with Styles walking up the stairs into the fans.