Here’s Impact in case you missed it:
From The IMPACT Zone at Universal Studios Orlando in Orlando, Florida.
The commentators for Hour 1 are Jeremy Borash and Todd Keneley.
For Open Fight Night, Joseph Park called out one of Aces and Eights, but all of them came out! So did “The Icon” Sting and Kurt Angle to help Joseph Park! And Sting vowed that one of Aces and Eights would be unmasked!
1. A NON-TITLE MATCH: Magnus vs. TNA Television Champion Samoa Joe.
Magnus called Samoa Joe “The Howard Stern of wrestling”, and told him that “People love you, but you have a radio face!”.
NOTE: TNA Senior Referee Earl Hebner, Sr. stopped the match when Magnus pulled out a wrench, and hit Samoa Joe in the head with it. So….
THE WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: SAMOA JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels and Kazarian issued an Open Fight Night challenge to TNA Spanish Announcing Team Willie Urbina and Wrestling Legend Hector Guerrero. As Daniels and Kazarian attacked both Urbina and Guerrero, the TNA World Tag Team Champions Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. ran out and made the save.
2. TNA GUT CHECK: Christian York vs. Zema Ion.
NOTE: Christian York was on TNA’s first broadcast on pay-per-view on Wednesday, June 16, 2002. I also remember him from the independent league Maryland Championship Wrestling (MCW). His former tag team partner is former WWE wrestler Joey Matthews a.k.a Joey Mercury of MNM, and Joseph Mercury of The Straight Edge Society
THE WINNER VIA SUBMISSION: ZEMA ION.
3. *TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion ODB vs. Jesse with TNA Knockouts Champion Tara.
THE WINNER: JESSE.
NOTE: This was the first match of Hour 2, and Head TNA Commentator “The Professor” Mike Tenay tool over for Todd Keneley after this match was over. Mike Tenay’s broadcast partner Tazz went home to New York to be with his family when Hurricane Sandy was about to hit.
4. Robbie E. with Robbie T. vs. TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy.
THE WINNER: JEFF HARDY!!!!!!!!!!
Bobby Roode stated that he feels that he is being screwed, and stated that TNA General Manager Hulk Hogan screwed out of a title shot last week. “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles arrives, and challenges him to an Open Fight Night match. The two fought until Hulk arrived with “Cowboy” James Storm, and books all three men in a Triple Threat Match at Turning Point, where a Number One Contender will be crowned.
5. A NON-TITLE MATCH: Joey Ryan with The Returning Matt Morgan vs. TNA X Division Champion Rob Van Dam (RVD).
THE WINNER: JOEY RYAN.
6. AM OPEN FIGHT NIGHT MAIN EVENT: Bully Ray vs. Devon.
NOTE: A few minutes after the match began, Devon summoned Aces and Eights, and were run out of the ring by Sting, Kurt Angle, A.J. Styles, and Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero, Jr. Joseph Park entered the ring, and unmasked one of Aces and Eights, who was revealed to be former WWE wrestler Festus/Luke Gallows!
*THE HIGHLIGHT MATCH OF THE NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANALYSIS: Open Fight Night does what it always does: DELIVER!!!