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

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TNA TV Championship Match
- Devon (c) vs. Kazarian

The entrances:

Kaz is out first to not much of a reaction, and Devon is out next to a really nice reaction from the crowd.

The start:

Kaz backs out to the apron and drops to the floor as soon as Devon hits the ring. Kaz is hesitant to get in the ring, so Devon brings him in the hard way over the ropes. Devon takes Kaz out with a back elbow before beating on him in the corner.

Mid-match notes:

Devon hip tosses Kaz, taking him over hard. Devon sends Kaz into the ropes and hits a Manhattan drop before sending Kaz into the corner so hard it launches him out to the floor. Kaz tries to get out through the crowd, but Devon stops him and hits him with a bottle of water before continuing to give chase and blast Kaz with right hands.

Kaz jumps up to the ring steps and leaps off with a cross body, but Devon catches him and body slams him on the floor. Both men head back into the ring and Kaz begs off. Devon shakes Kaz's hand, but pulls him in for a short arm clothesline. Kaz heads into the corner, and Devon tries for a splash, but pulls up shots. Kaz rakes the eyes and hits Devon with a big clothesline. Kaz mounts Devon and rains down with punches.

Kaz chokes Devon in the ropes, the hits him with a back elbow when Devon tries to fight back. Kaz picks Devon back up and ducks a clothesline, hitting a springboard back elbow, then a springboard leg drop that's good for a two count. Kaz hits Devon with a kick to the back before clamping on a rear chin lock. Devon fights up to his feet and out of the hold, but falls to a dropkick.

Kaz slaps at Devon's head and then stomps away at the back of his head. Devon fights back with a couple of right hands and a series of chops. Kaz stops him with a poke to the eye and takes him into the corner for some punches, kicks, and forearms. Devon fights back with right hands, ducks a springboarding Kaz, and hits a big spear.

evon hits a big clothesline, then another and a third. He takes Kaz out with a shoulder block, then a neckbreaker. A big head butt from Devon and he calls for Kaz to get up. He squashes Kaz with a splash, then another flying shoulder block. Kaz comes up with a jaw breaker out of nowhere. Kaz leaps up into the corner, but Devon pulls him down with a giant neck breaker from the second rope that's good for a near fall. Devon tries for a backbreaker, but Kaz counters into a pin for two.

The finish:

Kaz tries for fade to black, but Devon gets out and plants Kaz with a spinebuster. He pins Kaz and gets the three count.

Winner and STILL TNA Television Champion: Devon

TNA Knockout Women's Championship Match
- Miss Tessmacher (c) vs. Madison Rayne

We get a video package showing the events that have led up to this match over the past few weeks, as well as the developing relationship between Rayne and referee Earl Hebner.

The entrances:

Madison Rayne is the first woman to make her way out to the ring, and she gets a bit if heat from the crowd on her way out to the arena. Miss Tessmacher is out next, and she gets a pretty rowdy reaction out of the crowd.

The start:

The bell rings and we get a lock up. Rayne pushes Brooke away. Another lock up and Brooke pushes Rayne away. A third lock up and Brooke pushes Rayne into the corner and breaks clean. Another lock up and Rayne backs Brooke into the corner. Brooke gets a roll up, then another. Brooke gets a backslide and Rayne rolls to the outside.

Mid-match notes:

Rayne heads back up to the apron and slams Brooke's head into the corner turnbuckle before taking her out with a big clothesline. She knees her in the stomach before smashing her head into the corner turnbuckle again and choking her with her boot. Rayne sends Brooke flying across the ring by her hair before chopping her. Brooke comes back with a kick, cross body a clothesline before being wiped out by a back elbow.

Rayne hits a Norther lights suplex before turning Brooke over for the scissors stomp. Rayne goes for the pin and gets one. Brooke connects with a chin breaker, and a big right. Brook follows with more rights and a couple of clotheslines. A big flying fist takes Rayne down again. Rayne blocks a suplex and shoves Brooke into the corner, but misses a backsplash. Brooke hits a facebuster and heads up to the top rope. Brooke hits an elbow drop, but Rayne gets her foot on the ropes to break the pin.

The finish:

Rayne rolls up Brooke and uses the ropes for leverage, getting the three count.

Winner and NEW TNA Knockouts Champion: Madison Rayne

JB is backstage with Bully Ray. Ray calls JB over to him. He says he's not stupid. He asks if JB saw what happened to Pope. He says the guys that laid out Pope are coming for him. No one is jumping him while he's talking to JB. He went to his truck and sitting on the windshield wipers were playing cards. He knows he's a tough guy, but when you have that many people, you can only do so much. Ray asks if Aces and Eights know who he is. He's the baddest mofo you could put a target on. He's the guy with the biggest calves, mouth and chain. They know where to find him. In that ring, picking up 20 points, putting people through tables. Then he's going to Bound for Glory and he will become the TNA World Champion.

20-Point Bound For Glory Series Tables Match
- Bully Ray vs. James Storm vs. Jeff Hardy vs. Robbie E

The entrances:

After an Aces and Eights video package, and another quick look at the BFG series standings, we're ready for another BFG series match. Robbie E. is the first man to make his way out to the ring.

Bully Ray is the second man to make his way out to the ring, and he's walking in circles, spinning around and looking everywhere for members of Aces and Eights.

Jeff Hardy is out next, and he gets a great reaction from the crowd on his way to the ring.

James Storm is the final man to make his way out for the match, and he too gets a warm welcome from the Impact Zone crowd.

The start:

The bell rings and all four men stare at each other. Bully tries to appeal to Jeff to attack Storm. He says he's the one behind Aces and Eights. Robbie shoves Bully and says no one cares. Bully lays in with a huge chop.

Mid-match notes:

Storm punches Robbie and Hardy kicks him. Hardy and Storm dump Robbie over the top. Bully attacks both men from behind. He tells Robbie he's sorry and tells him to get the table while he attacks Storm and Hardy. Robbie slides the table in the ring and Bully sends Robbie flying from the ring apron with a big forearm.

Bully sets up a table in the middle of the ring. Hardy and Storm attack and go for a double suplex, putting Bully through part of the table, as Robbie moves it. The refs says it's not the end of the match though, as it's an obvious botch. Robbie attacks Storm and sends Ray from the ring. Robbie sets up another table in the middle of the ring before knocking Bully from the apron to the outside again. Robbie slams Storms head into the turnbuckle and punches Hardy, laying him across the table. He hits him with a couple of rights and heads up to the middle rope. Storm stops him with an enzugiri and an open hand chop.

Storm goes for a superplex, but Hardy breaks it up. Hardy goes for a powerbomb on Storm, and Storm and Robbie crash to the mat as Bully moves the table. Bully clotheslines Hardy and stomps at Robbie. Bully pulls the table to the middle of the ring and tries to back drop Hardy through it, but Storm moves the table and hits Bully with the code breaker. Storm props the table up in the corner and goes to Robbie E, stomping on his hand. Robbie tries to whip Storm into the table but Hardy stops him. Hardy hits Robbie with a front suplex.

Hardy heads to the outside and sets up a table on the floor. He smashes Robbie's head into the ring apron and lays him on the table, pounding away at his back. Hardy heads in the ring and up to the top, but Robbie T is out to stop him. Hardy flies over the table and takes out Terry. Robbie E comes in from out of nowhere with a big blow to Hardy's back before whipping him into the barricade. Robbie positions the table and lays Hardy across it. Robbie lays in with a couple of right hands before heading up to the middle rope. Robbie leaps off with an elbow drop, but Hardy moves and Robbie crashes through the table.

Bully sends Hardy into the steps before heading back into the ring. Storm meets him with a series of jabs and an enzugiri, but Ray takes Storm down with a clothesline. Ray takes Storm head first into the table in the corner. Members of Aces and Eights comes out and surround the ring, allowing Storm to hit the superkick. One of the members gives Storm the thumbs up. Storm calls them out, but they wont come in. Hardy flies in and takes Storm out from behind, hitting the dropkick in the corner.

The finish:

Hardy positions the table in the middle of the ring and he and Storm slug it out. Hardy hits the whisper in the wind out of the corner. Hardy and Storm exchange rights. Hardy blocks the superkick and hits the twist of fate. Hardy rolls Storm on the table, and Aces and Eights come back to the ringside area. Storm hits the superkick and goes for the eye of the storm, but Ray boots Storm and tosses him out. Ray powerbombs Hardy through the table and immediately bails from the ring.

Winner of 20 points in the BFG series: Bully Ray

JB says they don't know where Aces and Eights are coming from, or where they've gone. Austin Aries comes in and says there are more questions than answers, but he's prepared for anything. JB asks why Aries gave up the rematch clause. Aries says Roode has shown him nothing but disrespect. He assured everyone he'll beat Aries, but his main concern was a rematch clause. He's not going to need one. His victory was not a fluke. He the greatest man that ever lived. And Roode is not at the AA level.

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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”