TNA Hardcore Justice Results (8/12/12) - Austin Aries Successfully Defends His Title

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TNA Hardcore Results
August 12, 2012
From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida
Report by Sean Hopkins of

The show opens with a video package highlighting the Bound for Glory series, and the stipulation matches that will be taking place tonight.

The pyro hits and Mike Tenay welcomes us to the show. He immediately begins hyping tonight's title matches, as well as the Bound for Glory series matches. Tenay is alongside Taz and they break down the stipulation of the World Title match, which states if Aries loses, he wont receive a rematch.

Tag Team Match
- Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Kid Kash & Gunner

The entrances:

They're interrupted by the music of Kid Kash, as he makes his way out with his partner Gunner.

Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez are out next, and they get a nice pop from the Impact Zone crowd.

The start:

Gunner and Kash jump Chavo and Hernandez and Hernandez is sent from the ring. Kash and Gunner team up on Chavo, but Chavo dropkicks Gunner, sending him from the ring, and he hits the three amigos on Kash.

Mid-match notes:

Chavo heads to the top but he's pushed down by Gunner. Kash tags in Gunner and we get a bit of a double team, beat down including a couple of chops and a double shoulder block that puts Chavo down for two. Kash comes back in and kicks at Chavo before hitting him with clubbing blows to the face. Gunner gets in a couple of cheap shots and makes the illegal tag, slingshotting Chavo into the bottom rope before tagging in Kash and hitting a double slingshot suplex.

Kash goes for a cocky pin but doesn't get three. Chavo begins to fight back with a headscissors out of nowhere, but he's clotheslined by Gunner out of nowhere. Kash ties up Chavo's legs in the ropes before being forced to break by the ref. Gunner tags in and blasts Chavo with another big clothesline but it's only good enough for one. Gunner locks in a rear chin lock but Chavo is able to fight up and out of it. Gunner puts him down with a big back drop which is good for another near fall. Kash tags in and hits Chavo with a big right before distracting the ref and hitting Chavo with a low blow. He rakes Chavo's chest before locking in an arm bar.

Gunner tags in and double teaming from Gunner and Kash stops any kind of momentum from Guerrero. Gunner chokes Guerrero against the bottom rope before Kash tags in. Guerrero tries to fight back but a big right hand from Kash stops him. Kash chops and kicks Chavo, but Chavo comes back with a big chop. Gunner takes Chavo down with a cheap shot and Kash follows up with a kick and a camel clutch. Chavo responds by standing up in an electric chair and drops Kash down to the mat.

Gunner tags in and stops Chavo from tagging out, stomping and punching away at Guerrero. Kash tags back in and chops away at Chavo. Chavo fights back with a big upper cut, but misses a dropkick. Kash slingshots Chavo into the corner, but Chavo hangs on and down a moonsault, landing on his feet. Both men hits clotheslines. Hernandez tags in and goes to work on both Kash and Gunner, launching both men with huge shoulderblocks. Hernandez takes Kash over with a giant hip toss and squashes him with a big splash before slamming him down to the mat hard. A pin is broken up by Gunner, but a double team attempt leads to a double clothesline from Hernandez. Gunner bails, so Hernandez leaps over the top to take him out. Chavo makes the tag out of nowhere.

The finish:

Hernandez hits the slingshot shoulderblock on Kash and Chavo follows up with the frog splash for the three count.

Winners: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez

20-Point Bound For Glory Series Falls Count Anywhere Match
- Rob Van Dam vs. Magnus vs. Mr. Anderson vs. "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero

The entrances:

After a BFG series video package, and a quick look at the leaderboard, it's time for the first BFG series match. Rob Van Dam is the first man out to the ring, and he gets a nice reaction from the crowd.

D'Angelo Dinero's music comes on, but he's nowhere to be seen. They start the music over again, but still no sign of Pope. Backstage, he's shown being assaulted by Aces and Eights. His arm is smashed in a gate and Pope is left screaming in pain.

Moving right along, Magnus makes his way out to the ring and I guess we're just going to act like nothing happened. Magnus is looking over his shoulder to make sure he's not attacked next.

Mr. Anderson is the last man to make his way to the ring, for the now three way match. Anderson stops at the top of the ramp to call down the mic and do his thing. He says it looks like Aces and Eights just made this a three way dance. The crowd chants 'A-hole'. Anderson says that's one less b**** he's got to worry about. 20 points on the line for the man from Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The start:

The bell rings and all three men are slow to start. RVD takes in the crowd, but his gloating leads to Magnus knocking him out to the floor. Magnus shoulder blocks Anderson, but he's hip tossed and clotheslined for two.

Mid-match notes:

Anderson kicks Magnus in the shoulder, but Magnus comes back with a clothesline. RVD comes back in and takes Magnus into the corner, and Anderson into the opposite. He kicks Anderson and monkey flips Magnus before leg dropping Anderson and kicking Magnus, sending himself and Magnus crashing to the floor. RVD suplexes Magnus into the barricade and kicks Anderson in the head, but Anderson crashes into him and knocks him from the apron into the barricade. Magnus pulls Anderson from the ring and backs him into the apron hard.

Anderson turns things around, backing Magnus into the ring apron before sending him head first into the ring steps. Anderson goes for a pin and gets a two. Anderson smashes Magnus' head into the barricade, but an Irish whip is reversed and Anderson is sent into the ring steps. Magnus grabs a chair and winds up, but Anderson ducks, kicks Magnus and kicks Magnus in the gut. Anderson teases a DDT on the chair, but Magnus pushes Anderson down on the chair hard. Magnus takes Anderson up toward the entrance way, punching him the whole way. He suplexes Anderson into the guard rail, but RVD throws a chair into Magnus' back out of nowhere.

RVD comes off the entrance ramp and crashes down on top of Anderson, laid out across the barricade, with a big leg drop. He stops to gloat and Magnus takes him out from behind with a chop block to the knee. Magnus locks in a cloverleaf, and RVD holds on. Anderson breaks things up with a clothesline to the back of Magnus' head. Anderson takes Magnus down to the ring and hits him with rights, but Magnus fights back with rights of his own. Both men go for, and connect with, clotheslines and both go down. RVD comes in and goes to the top, but Anderson hits the ropes and crotches RVD.

Anderson heads up after RVD. Magnus tries to get in on it, but Anderson tosses him from the ring. RVD fights Anderson off and hits the five star frog splash, but Magnus pulls him from the ring to break up the pin. Magnus hits a big suplex on the entrance ramp to lay out RVD. Magnus wants a chair, and gets into a bit with a chair for his, but doesn't get it. Magnus eventually does track down a chair and he lays it down on the top of the entrance ramp.

The finish:

He picks up RVD, but RVD fights out. RVD grabs the chair and tosses it to Magnus, hitting a single leg drop kick to drive the chair into Magnus' face. RVD gets the pin, and the three count.

Winner of 20 points in the BFG series: Rob Van Dam

RVD has moved to second place in the standings.

JB is backstage and he talks about the uneasy feeling after the Aces and Eights attack earlier. Madison Rayne comes in and JB asks about Earl Hebner. Madison says she thinks JB has a crush on Hebner. She's been champion before and she doesn't need help to win the title. When the title's on the line, Tessmacher can't beat her. She blows a kiss to Hebner before walking off.

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  • Andrew Ace

    Yes AJ finally gains some points

  • smithmiester

    Pretty poor ppv then

  • Ellen

    Great write-up, was it hard to make it sound as exciting you did? Glad I didn't buythis PPV – YAAAAAAWN:-(

  • HazMatt23

    As soon as the second ref hit the ring, you knew what was going to happen with the screwy double count.

  • HazMatt23

    As soon as the second ref hit the ring, you knew what was going to happen with the double count “swerve”