Here’s Impact in case you missed it:
From The Wolstein Center on the campus of Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio:
Hosted by “The Professor” Mike Tenay and Taz.
This week begins with Aces and Eights (TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray, Mr. Anderson, Mike Knox, Wes Brisco, Garett Bischoff and “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Tito Ortiz) upset after last week’s main event. Bully asked Anderson, Knox, Wes and Garett their thoughts on what happened, and Anderson said “It is what it is”, and Bully agreed. Bully labeled Devon a “disappointment, a loser, a co-star and a sidekick”, and alongside Brooke Tessmacher, gave Tito Devon’s vest, much to the anger and disgust of the other three men.
1. A BOUND FOR GLORY SERIES MATCH: Kazarian vs. Jeff Hardy.
POINTS SO FAR:
Jeff Hardy: 24.
THE WINNER. WITH 7 POINTS: JEFF HARDY!!!
2. A #1 CONTENDER’S BEST 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS KNOCKOUTS MATCH: Gail Kim vs. ODB.
THE REWARD: The winner will face Mickie James for the TNA Knockouts Championship.
THE WINNER, AND #1 CONTENDER: ODB!!!
INTERVIEW: Austin Aries.
Jeremy Borash asked Aries his thought on last week, and he labeled Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) and Bobby Roode poison. He was interrupted by Christopher Daniels who berated him for turning them down, and Aries vowed to slap him so hard “that his head would start to grow hair again”.
Three of The Main Event Mafia (TNA Hall of Famer “The Icon” Sting, Samoa Joe and Quniton “Rampage” Jackson) stood in the ring as Rampage announced that he won’t wait until his Bellator fight on Saturday, November 2 to face Tito. Samoa Joe thanked “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles for helping them defeat Aces and Eights last week. Sting thanked A.J. as well and asked him to come to the ring. The Main Event Mafia left the ring as A.J. responded to questions that were asked since last week. He stated that he loves The Main Event Mafia and what they have done, but is done with the suit and tie act.
The reason was that last year, he developed trust issues, and decided that the one person he trusts the most is himself. He said that he loves what he does. He stated that many people can relate to being the hardest worker, but getting shafted all the time and wanting something better. He told TNA President Dixie Carter that he hoped that she would fire him so he wouldn’t quit. He stated that he loves being the go-to guy, because he loves sending the fans home happy every night.
He also stated that he loves carrying the company on his shoulders, and was then interrupted by Bobby Roode.
3. A BOUND FOR GLORY SERIES MATCH: “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles vs. Bobby Roode.
POINTS SO FAR:
“The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles: 22.
Bobby Roode: 34.
THE WINNER, WITH 7 POINTS: “THE PHENOMENAL” A.J. STYLES!!!
4. A BOUND FOR GLORY SERIES MAIN EVENT: Christopher Daniels vs. Austin Aries.
POINTS SO FAR:
Christopher Daniels: 30.
Austin Aries: 28.
THE WINNER, WITH 7 POINTS: AUSTIN ARIES!!!
TNA General Manager Hulk Hogan returned after being away on business to make a lot of announcements. He announced that next week, all twelve of The Bound For Glory Series participants will be in a Gauntlet Match worth 20 points. As he was about to continue, he was interrupted by Bully Ray and Brooke Tessmacher. As Bully was about to mention what had happened since Hulk was gone, he stopped him and told him that he has watched everything. He also mentioned that the divorce between him and his daughter Brooke was finalized.
Bully stated that he never cared about her, and that he used her, Sting and the Hulkamaniacs to win back the TNA World title. Hulk told him that he, not Bully, runs the show, and that he is going to use him and his family by putting him in a World title match against one of Aces and Eights at No Surrender!!! Hulk also announced that next week, Bully will defend the title against Sting!!!
THE BOUND FOR GLORY SERIES LEADERBOARD:
1. Magnus – 39 Points.
2. Austin Aries – 35 Points.
3. Bobby Roode – 34 Points.
4. Jeff Hardy – 31 Points.
5. Christopher Daniels – 30 Points.
6. “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles – 29 Points.
7. Samoa Joe – 26 Points.
8. Mr. Anderson – 24 Points.
9. Kazarian – 22 Points.
10. Joseph Park – 17 Points.
11. Hernandez – 7 Points.
Jay Bradley – 7 Points.
For more information, please visit ImpactWrestling.com.
Match #’s 2-4 are the highlight matches of the night!!!
Gail Kim, ODB, A.J. Styles, Bobby Roode, Christopher Daniels and Austin Aries are the wrestlers of the night!!!
The speech that was made by “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles was the highlight of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…………………………..IMPACT DELIVERS!!!