Impact Results 4/25/13 – Hogan's In Need Of A Hero

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Alex Barie is attending the Impact showing live, so KB will be covering Live Results this week. To follow Alex's adventure, make sure you follow him on Twitter at @AlexAssumptions. Also, make sure to check out TNANews.com for more information on TNA, and upcoming articles about Alex's eperience at Impact.

Show Starts

Video

Recap of Bully planning on calling Hogan out. Sting was told to leave. AJ faced Storm last week.

Backstage Segment

Security tries to stop A&8's from entering the arena. Bully gets right up in their faces and tells them no on in TNA can stop them. Move! Now!

In Ring Segment

Storm comes out in jeans, a gray button down, and a lighter striped vest. Video of Storm tapping out to AJ. Storm says last week he asked AJ for a fight, and he brought the fight. There's AJ (in the stands) and I will say to you. I don't know what that move is, but it hurt like hell. But I won't cry over spilt milk, because hell, I'm a beer drinker. What I did sign up for was the Aces & Idiots who jumped me from behind. If you guys wanted a fight, call me, tweet me, hell, I don't care! Yeah, I'm talking to you – to Taz.

Don't touch me, I'll sue ya. Be careful what you wish for too.

It's simple. I know if I call one of you out, all of you will come out. Bring all you want, but I'll take one or two of you out!

Bad Influence out. Daniels says they want to weigh in. They were also victims of A&8's last week. Hogan might have a robust mustache, but he doesn't have the solution to the A&8's problem. However (they get in the ring) the two smartest men in the room have a solution to the problem. A&8's have been playing the numbers game, but the magic number TNA needs is 4. not just any four, I'm talking about Fortune.

Kaz tells AJ that he has to forgive himself for giving them cheap shots last week, because they forgive AJ. The next thing AJ needs to do is walk down the steps, get away from the fart knockers out there, get in the ring and reform Fortune, because it's the right thing to do.

Storm says he can speak for these people and don't want to see them throw anything up, they need to shut the hell up.

Kaz say, no, these people don't concern them, and like these people, Jim, you're irrelevant. Daniels and Kaz attack Storm and back him into a corner. A low blow on Storm, then BI flees. AJ watches, but doesn't move.

A&8's rush the ring. Anderson grabs Storm. They bring a table into the ring. Anderson struggles a bit, then Wes up the ramp and taken out by Joseph! Joseph takes out Garett with a clothesline. Joseph on Anderson over the top rope with a blow. Joseph in and easily beaten down by the rest of A&8's. DOC and Knux ready Joseph, but Bully stops them. Bully in and Devon readies. They 3D Joseph through the table. Bully holds up his belt as A&8's stand across the ring.

>Commercial

In Ring Segment

Video recap of the attack on Joseph. Bully says he told us he wasn't screwing around. I told you we weren't screwing around. Do you know who we are? We are A&8's, the men responsible for the carnage in TNA. The men responsible for taking out everyone of your heroes. Look around, you ain't got no heroes left. No Samoa Joe. No Magnus. No Storm. No Joseph. Nobody! Last week I called out one man.

"Hogan!"

I called out Hogan. I called out our next victim. Hulk! Dad! Dead old Dad, you have the end of the show to answer our call. I'll say it again. When you ride with A&8's, you never ride alone.

Announce Segment

Tenay says Hogan left about an hour before the show started. Taz says Hogan is smart and shouldn't come back here. Keneley talks about Mickie going after Velvet Sky tonight.

Video

Shows Mickie facing Tessmacher, and beating her to become #1 Contender. Mickie is sick and tired of not getting the respect she deserves.

In Ring Segment

Taryn to the ring.

>Commercial

Backstage Segment

Hogan comes in. He's asked about being here, then leaving then returning. Hogan tells him to get off it.

Taryn vs Tara

Tara slaps Taryn. Taryn slaps back. Tara into a corner, then Taryn takes a swinging neck breaker. Taryn on Tara' hair gives a snap mare and slams Tara over. Tara fights back by hanging Taryn up top. Tara talks Taryn down and ODB talks to her. Taryn eats the upper turnbuckle – hard! Taryn slammed face first to the mat. Then again. Tara locks up Taryn's legs with one of her own, then bridges back. Taryn screams, but doesn't give up. Tara pins for two. Tara gets two, again. Tara goes for it, but only gets two a third time.

Tara yells smack at Taryn, pulls her up, calls the move, then telegraphs and is kicked for it. Tara comes back picking Taryn up with her hands around Taryn's throat and slams her back on the mat. Taryn comes back with blows, but is slammed to the mat for two. Tara goes again, but only gets two. Taz is in shock that ODB might be sober!

Tara slams Taryn down for two. Tara again pins for two. Tara sits on Taryn's chest for two. Tara slams Taryn to the mat. Tara over the top with her leg drop, but Taryn moves! Taryn with kicks, then takes Tara down hard. Clotheslines on Tara, then a big suplex on Tara. Taryn climbs, but Tara ducks the crossbody. Taryn crashes and burns, then Tara yells at her, calls her Princess. Tara in her face yelling, then pulls Taryn up on her shoulder and hits the spiderweb, but doesn't pin. Tara shimmies, but before flipping Taryn rolls Tara up for three!

Winner – Taryn (6:30)

Backstage Segment

Robbie E on his phone, then talks to Jessie about taking out Terry tonight. He will go down with the best bros – Washington, Al Bundy, Oprah, and Robbie E. Jessie says he doesn't need E.

>Commercial

Terry vs Jessie

Terry to the ring. Robbie E introduces Jessie to the ring.

Jessie looks at Terry and shows off his muscles, then eats a couple clotheslines and a back elbow. Jessie whipped, comes out, lifted and dropped. Robbie distacts, but it doesn't work and Terry tosses Jessie across the ring by his throat. Robbie distracts and Jessie attacks. Jessie beats on Terry, but then can't get the muscle to slam Terry face first into a corner. Terry on Jessie, but Jessie comes back with a drop kick, then forearms over Terry shoulder. Terry with a big powerslam, but Robbie grabs Jessie foot to stop the count. Terry out to go after Robbie. Jessie rushes Terry from behind, but Terry moves, grabs Jessie and lawn darts Jessie at Robbie. Terry lifts Jessie and tosses him through the ropes. Terry in and slams Jessie hard for three.

Winner – Terry (3:06)

Backstage Segment

Velvet Sky getting ready for her match.

>Commercial

Backstage Segment

BI approach Roode about A&8's. They want to talk Fortune and how it was taken away from them. They want to get back together and go after A&8's. Daniels says if the three of them stood together, then AJ would join them. Roode asks about Aries. Daniels says they should be the best four of them. They head off, but Aries was listening around the corner.

Video

Recap of Full Metal Mayhem. Tenay says Hardy is talking about walking away. Taz laughs and calls him a quitter.

Video

Ion over the top onto Chris Sabin and Sabin's knee goes out. Him in the gym rehabbing. His hair growing longer. Next week Sabin returns!

In Ring Segment

Hernandez and Chavo out to the ring.

>Commercial

Backstage Segment

Aries comes up on Roode, but is cranky, asks about Fortune getting back together. Roode wants to ride with them, we're not best friends. If Fortune was so great, why did it vanish? If they're so great, why did I beat you? I'm going out to win the TTC, but if you screw it up, you're only screwing you.

Tag Team Championship Match – Hernandez & Chavo (c) vs Aries & Roode

Aries and Roode to the ring. BI are on announce.

Chavo and Aries circle. They lock up. Aries with arm bar on Chavo, Chavo reverses it, flips Aries, they break. "Let's Cody Chavo!" chants. Aries works over Chavo, takes him down. Chavo comes back backing Aries into a corner with blows. Aries whipped and hits the mat. Back throw on Aries for two. Aries telegraphs and is kicked. Chavo goes for head scissors, but Aries drops him on his face! Aries tags out yelling at Roode.

Hip toss on Roode. Hernandez tags in and slams Chavo on Roode. Hernandez blocks Roode, then hits a really long delayed on Roode. Aries rushes in, but is lifted high and dropped to the mat. Hernandez backs up the ramp, runs, but Roode pushes Aries away and Hernandez lands on his face in a pile. Roode works over Hernandez in a corner. Roode asked for the tag, Aries gave it. Roode takes Hernandez down, Aries over the top and on Hernandez for two.

Aries keeps hard on Hernandez. Roode tags in and keeps working Hernandez in their corner. Russian leg sweep on Hernandez for two. Aries tags and slingshots in with a kick. Hernandez comes back with blows and Aries struggles to keep Hernandez from reaching Chavo. Cheap shot on Chavo and Roode tags in. Roode whips Aries at Hernandez, but Hernandez catches Aries, then Aries accidentally sends Hernandez into Roode. Chavo gets the tag, comes in and works over Aries, landing kicks, then a big DDT. Hernandez tags in.

Aries sent flying out and Hernandez grabs Roode. Chavo climbs, but Kaz on the apron distracting. Roode holds Hernandez as Aries climbs. Hernandez kicks Roode off into the ropes and Aries flies off the corner. Kaz on the apron distracts the ref. Daniels in on Hernandez with a kick so he drops Roode. Roode holds Hernandez and Daniels goes for another kick but Hernandez moves and Roode takes the kick. Frog splash from Chavo on Roode for three.

Winners – Hernandez & Chavo (8:57)

Hernandez and Chavo celebrate as Kaz and Daniels are shocked on the ramp.

Backstage Segment

Morgan is asked about Hogan facing Bully. Morgan says if Hogan goes out to the ring tonight, he's in trouble. I'm the guy with the solution and going to the ring to talk about it. Hulk, you might like to hear thing, matter of fact, you're invited.

>Commercial

Video

Recapping Sting's involvement in the problems with Hogan. Morgan tells Hogan about all the mistakes he's been making.

In Ring Segment

Morgan to the ring drinking a bottle of water. He grabs a mic harshly and throws his water down hard outside. My issues with Impact has been around one simple issue – mistakes. Made by one man – Hogan. When Hogan took Sting's advice and let Bully into his family. Then he didn't make me #1 contender and Lockdown, but went with Bully. Now, we all know how that turned out. Bully stole the Title and A&8's is stronger than ever. TNA has been imploding around Hogan since. Moving on to Sting, Hogan's best friend for 20+ years, the guy who's had his back from day one, get ejected from TNA altogether and no one has seen or heard from the guy since. Finally, Hardy, in a gallant effort to recapture the Title, but for his trouble gets stretchured from the arena for it.

"Hogan!"

You can chant his name all night, that's why I'm out here. See Hulk, before you go face to face with Bully, allow me the opportunity to present you the ultimate solution to all your problems. So Hogan, come on down!

"Hogan!"

Hogan's music finally hits, the fans erupt and out comes the man (Alex says Hogan absolutely doesn't look at him – holding a sign that says, "Hulk Hogan fears Alex Barie" sign). Morgan says that's amazing, but the reason...

"Hogan!"

The reason he called Hogan out, you're out of horses in the race, you're out of backup, you're delaying what is inevitable, they're going to chew you up and spit you out. There's nobody left on your roster. That being said, allow me to present you with the ultimate solution – Matt Morgan. At the end of the day nobody on this roster wants it like I do. Nobody on this roster has been begging and waiting more than Morgan. Nobody on this roster can eliminate A&8's better than Morgan. I'm your knight in shining armor! I'm your guy! And if given the opportunity, I will take Bully's beach ball sized head, and I will carve a footprint into it into the 5th row! For a small price, of course. Supply in demand these days. I'm all you've got. That being said, I'll handle your Bully situation, and name me the #1 contender and hand me the Title shot at Slammiversary – win, win. Morgan actually cups his ear at the fans.

Hogan says Morgan brought him to the edge. You've got the goods to get it done. You had me believing. To tell the truth, you probably could get the job done, but at the end of the day, with my hopes at an all time high, I was hoping you'd do the right thing. All that backing up from you, that you stole my robe, the verbal abuse from you day after day, I thought you'd actually get it, that we'd been praying for, that you'd be the second coming of The Mania, brother. But ta the end of the day, brother, you've got to do it for all the wrong reasons, for a price. If I was to pick you, to hand it all over to you on a silver platter, it would be a bigger mistake than Bully, brother. I know TNA is in a lot of trouble, and I had a lot to do to getting it where it's at. But I'm going to step into this ring tonight,even if I'm not acapable, and take what's needed to be taken for this company.

(off mic) What about me?

What about you? I'm not going to hand over anything with you! I'm going to do this on my own, and, by the way, I never heard Andre The Giant come out here and whine like a little bitch! Hogan throws down his mic and leaves Morgan in the ring.

Backstage Segment

Split screen – Mickie and Velvet heading to the ring.

>Commercial

Video

Recap of Hogan verbally taking down Morgan.

Backstage Segment

Bully says for a second he almost felt bad for Joseph. That was the first 3D in two years. Bully says Hogan has staples, stitches, held together with spit and glue, but I want your word that I'm taking care of my father-in-law myself. You assholes give me your word!

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Knockouts Championship Match – Velvet Sky (c) vs Mickie

Mickie out to the ring. Velvet Sky out to face her.

They shake hands, then lock up. Arm bar on Mickie who cartwheels out. They go back and forth, Mickie trips Velvet for two. Kidney punch, but Velvet back with a block, then a snap mare. Velvet with a low drop kick for two. Shoulder blocks to Mickie in a corner. Velvet whipped, but over Mickie, but the knee buckles. Mickie goes for the cover, then again. Mickie starts working that left knee.

>Commercial

Mickie still on Velvet's knee. Velvet kicks Mickie away. Mickie back on the knee as Velvet screams. Velvet reverses, but Mickie reverses back into almost a half Boston crab, but Velvet to the ropes. Velvet kicks Mickie off. Back elbow on Mickie, but Mickie grabs the leg. Heel to the top of Mickie's head, then clotheslines. Chops to Mickie, but then Velvet's knee buckles again. Side Russian leg sweep on Mickie for two. The fans boo when Mickie kicks out. A sort of enziguri on Velvet and she is down. Mickie climbs. Thesz Press off the top on Velvet for two. Mickie reverses again, but is pushed off her DDT. Mickie with a low drop kick on Velvet's knee. Velvet can barely stand on that leg. She uses the ropes to get up. Velvet locks Mickie in a small package, almost touching the ropes, but gets the three.

Winner – Velvet Sky (7:28)

Velvet tries to celebrate, but she can't put any weight on that leg. ODB is trying to help her as much as possible.

Backstage Segment

Bully says he's done with her, Devon can have her. Bully says that he's the WHC, and Devon is TV Champ, they're the most successful tag team ever, leading the most dominant force of A&8's. He took out Hardy and he might be done for good. I'm going to the ring to look my father-in-law in the eye, deep into his soul, and put the final nail in Hulkamania's coffin.

Backstage Segment

Brooke is upset about Hogan going out there, she's the one who brought Bully in. It's time for Hogan to face it. Brooke says she had bodyguards, he's alone. Hogan says he's going to prove he's a good man and Brooke can't stop this. Don't work, he will be right back, and loves her.

>Commercial

In Ring Segment

Bully on his way through the crowd to the ring. He grabs a mic and says, in no particular order – Sting, Magnus, Samoa Joe, EY, Pope, Angle, Hardy, Joseph, Storm. What do these names have in common? They are all victims of A&8's. And there's only one victim left. Hulk Hogan, get out here right now!

Hogan to the ring. Hogan right up to Bully, face to face.

Shut his music off! How's your knee doing Dad?

"Hogan!"

Look at ya. You've got your fists all taped up. You're all raring to go, aincha? I get you can't wait to hit my face, huh? I bet you can't wait to hit me with that big boot, and drop that big Hulk Hogan leg on me, huh? It ain't gonna happen. See,you can walk down that ramp, and you can step in this ring, and you can try an fool all of them, but you will never, in a million years, fool me. As I look into your eyes I see one thing, and one thing only. Pure fear. Hulk Hogan fears Bully Ray. You know why you fear me Hulk? Because I remind you, of you. I'm the last of a dying breed.

"Hogan!"

Bully walks away from Hogan, then back. I'm the last of a dying breed. Your breed. Did you think it would come to this? Did you ever think that I would be standing here? Do you know who I am? I'm Bully Ray. I'm the president of A&8's.

"What?"

I'm the WHC.

"What?"

I'm your son-in-law!

"What?"

I'm the guy who's gonna out an end to Hulkamania.

Boooo!

Hogan say, let me tell you something, brother. You can't put an end to Hulkamania, because Hulkamania will never die! Hogan throws down his mic.

Bully throws down his mic, spins his cap around. (Taz yells at Bully to go after that knee.) Bully, instead, spits in Hogan's face. (huge heat) Hogan turns and wipes his face, shaking his head. Bully laughs and turns to taunt the fans. Hogan rips his shirt open as he's shaking and seething. Taz is screaming for Bully to turn around. Bully turns and sees Hogan.

Hogan points, YOU!

Bully points right back, YOU!

Screw you, Dad! Bully throws a punch! Hogan blocks it and throws one of his own. Hogan throws another. Hogan throws a third! Hogan sends Bully running the ropes, but Bully grabs the ropes and ducks out onto the apron. Bully off the side of the apron, but there's A&8's surrounding the ring.

Bully grabs a mic and tells them to surround him. Surround him! They start climbing in toward Hogan and the lights go out!

When the lights come up Bully is in the ring, but so is Sting! Sting has Hogan backed into a corner, the TIP of his bat pointing at Hogan's chin, Hogan's hands in the air. Bully is all smiles as he yells and Hogan shakes in fear. Sting the turns his bat to point at Bully's face. Sting tips Bully's cap off with his bat. Bully retreats, but A&8's flood the ring. They each take the bat to the gut, the back, the side. D'Lo and Anderson (twice) take Hogan blows. They clear the ring. Hogan steps up and flees at A&8's a bit, but then turns and Sting is pointing his bat at Hogan. Hogan stops and stares. Sting slowly drops the bat, looks unhappy, and leaves the ring. Hogan is left in the ring looking shocked and confused by the whole thing.

Biggest pop
Hogan
Sting
Velvet Sky

Biggest heat
Bully
Bat Influence
Aries & Roode

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