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Show opens with James Storm coming down, and recapping Aces & 8’s beat down of Jeff Hardy, and Roode giving them a thumbs up. He wants to call out Roode to give him a beat down before the match. For whatever reason, this brings out Frankie Kazarian. Kaz says that Willie Nelson was talking about Storm when he said ‘Mama, don’t let your boys grow up to be cowboys’. Then calls him a big cry baby & alcoholic. Storm wants him in a match now that he’s interrupted, and says that Kaz should go ask his boyfriend for permission. A ref comes down, and they have a match.
‘Cowboy’ James Storm vs. Frankie Kazarian
Storm attacks Kaz on the floor before the match officially begins. They get in the ring, and the bell rings. Kaz takes over, and beats Storm down on the floor. Kaz holds on to a headlock for quite a while. Storm gets out and is on fire. Kaz rolls on the apron to get some space. Storm follows, but Kaz hits a shoulder to the gut, then a slingshot DDT for 2. Kaz sends Storm to the corner, Storm reverses it, Kaz hits the corner, but gets his legs up. Storm goes underneath his legs, grabs Kaz and hits a Alabama Slama. Storm lines up for the Last Call, but Kaz hides behind the Ref. Kaz then rakes the eyes, then goes for the Fade To Black. Storm rolls out of it, hits the Last Call for the pin.
Winner – James Storm
They show Roode & Hardy entering the building earlier today.
Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Kenny King
They shake hands to start. Back and forth action. The annoucers play up that King idolized RVD, and studied him for his moveset. RVD goes for a quick Five Star, but King is able to pop up and kick RVD in the side of the head, sending RVD to floor. Back in the ring, King goes for a slingshot corkscrew plancha, but RVD gets his knees up. From there, it’s text book RVD, Monkey Flip, Rolling Thunder, Straight Kick from the top, then goes for a Five Star Frog Splash, but King rolls out of the way. King goes for his finisher, but RVD slides out, and does his leg scissors pin for the win.
Winner & Still Champion – RVD
JB is with Daniels, who promises that all of the matches leading to this was just leading to this moment.
Tag Team Championship
Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez (c) vs. Matt Morgan & Joey Ryan
No mention of Hernandez & Morgan’s reign as Tag Team Champions. Ryan & Chavo go back and forth a bit, then both big men tag in, They go Shoulder Block for Shoulder Block, until Morgan hits Hernandez with a discus clothesline. Ryan is tagged in and goes for a quick pin, but Hernandez over powers out, and takes over. Hernandez hits a huge stalling suplex. Chavo in, beats down Ryan, then goes to hit the ropes, but Morgan grabs him from the apron, palms Chavo’s head, and tosses it into the turnbuckle! Ryan tags in Morgan who overpowers Chavo, and hits a HUGE sidewalk slam. Ryan back in, and he works over Chavo. Chavo gets the hot tag to Hernandez, who runs roughshot all over Ryan. Morgan enters the ring, untagged, and hits Hernandez with a vertical suplex, then he front suplexes Ryan on Hernandez for 2. Chavo hits Morgan with a Missile Drop Kick, then Hernandez sends Morgan to the floor. Chavo tagged back in, hits a Frog Splash on Ryan, however Morgan pulls the ref to the floor. The Ref then DQ’s Ryan & Morgan.
Winners via DQ – Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez
JB is with Austin Aries. Aries says that anything that happens in TNA is his business. He does the “Whatcha Gonna Do’ line.
Recap of the Bully Ray/Brooke Hogan saga.
Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray
The announcers play up that Aries holds a win over Bully in the past. Bully gets some power moves in, Aries with the quickness. Bully hits a second rope Missile Drop Kick, which Aries takes like a champ, and the crowd gives us a ‘Holy Shit’ chant. Aries sends Bully to the floor, then Aries tries for a suicide dive, only for Bully to get his boot up, and Aries goes head first into the boot. Back on the floor, Aries drop toe’s Bully to the steps, and Bully is bleeding. Aries pummels away on the cut, and Brooke Hogan comes out. Hulk follows. Aries is backing Brooke in a corner, and Bully has Hulk get Brooke out of there. Aries then rolls up Bully for the win.
Winner – Austin Aries
Aries steals Bully hat.
Recap of Velvet Sky returning last week.
Tara (w/ Jessie) (c) vs. Mickie James
As expected, Taryn Tarrell is the ref. Tara goes for the Widow’s Peak early, but Mickie rolls out. Taryn is distracted by Jessie while Mickie has Tara in a roll up. Mickie sends Tara to the floor, and Jessie is consoling her. Mickie hits a double boot on the outside. Taryn continues to get distracted by Jessie, and Tara is able to hit the Widow’s Peak for the win.
Winner & Still Champion – Tara
Recap of Aces & 8’s singling out Angle.
Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle, Wes Brisco, Garett Bischoff vs. Aces & Eight’s (Devon, DOC, & 2 Masked Members)
Joe is hot coming in, and wants to get his hands on Devon. Angle tries to keep him calm, but gets jumped by Devon. Angle fights back, German suplex for 2. Angle tags in Joe, and Devon tags in DOC. Joe beats down DOC, and Bischoff tags himself in. DOC takes control, and tags in Masked 1, who is about the same size as DOC. Bischoff fires up, hits a few high spots, then tags in Brisco, and they hits some sloppy double teams. Brisco tries for a running Bulldog, but Masked 1 shoves out of it, and tags in Masked 2, who is smaller, about the size of Brisco. Also, neither masked men have the Aces & 8’s logo on their cut. Joe is tagged in, and he goes for all 4 men, but they beat him down. DOC is now the legal man, and he is working over Joe. The match quickly falls apart, and all 8 men get in the ring. Melee ensues. Angle had the Ankle lock on Masked 2. DOC comes in with the hammer, but Bischoff stops him, and Brisco spears DOC to the floor. Angle then hits the Angle Slam on Masked 2 for the pin.
Winners – Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle, Wes Brisco & Garett Bischoff
JB is with AJ. AJ says that when the pressure is on, he does his best work. Once again, AJ will beat Christopher Daniels.
Recap of Daniels/AJ over the years.
One Last Time
Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles
It’s announced that the match can only end in pinfall or submission. Typical back and forth stuff from these 2 to start. They end up on the floor pretty quickly. Daniels slams AJ down across the steel steps. Daniels has complete control. AJ tries to kick Daniels in the head, but Daniels kicks back. Daniels then hits the BME for 2. Daniels works over AJ’s arm & lower back. Daniels with a Tilt-a-whirl slam for 2. Both men running the ropes, hit a double cross body. AJ hit his head in the sequence, and his eye is cut. Daniels for another BME, but misses, and AJ gets a quick amount of offense, hits a roundhouse, and then hits his springboard elbow. Daniels fights back quickly, and is able to hit AJ with a SUPERplex. Both men up, and they go punch for punch, and AJ puts Daniels down with the Pele. Daniels comes back, goes for the Angel’s Wings, but AJ reverses it and hits the Styles Clash, but Daniels kicks out at 2. AJ brings Daniels to the top, going for a SUPER Styles Clash, but Daniels holds on to the ropes, and AJ hits the mat. Daniels then hits AJ with the Styles Clash for the pinfall!
Winner – Christopher Daniels
Recap of Bobby Roode stealing the #1 Contendership.
TNA Heavyweight Championship
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Bobby Roode
Roode attacks Hardy’s ribs right from the start, focusing on the injury from the Aces & 8’s attack on Hardy. Match is slow paced, and downright boring, as Roode continues to work over Hardy’s ribs. Hardy sparks with some offense, but Roode dodges a clothesline, and shoves Hardy, at full speed, through the ropes to the floor. Roode follows to the floor, and sends Hardy to the steps. Back in the ring, Roode hits the huge spinebuster for 2. Roode is trying to pick up Hardy, but Hardy pops up, and hits a Twist of Fate (into a stunner, not a cutter), but Roode flies to the floor. Hardy props Roode against the guard railing, sets the steps in front of Roode, and goes for the Poetry in Motion, however Roode moves, and Hardy lands atop of the railing, and the falls to the floor. Roode is able to bring Hardy back in the ring, but only gets a 2 count. Roode puts Hardy on the top rope, goes for the SUPERplex, but Hardy fights him off, and hits the Swanton Bomb, however he is slow to get up, and it allows Roode to recover, and Roode hits a spear for 2. Hardy is able to hit another Twist of Fate, and this time is able to score the pin for the win.
Winner & Still Champion – Jeff Hardy
Aces & 8’s hits the ring, including the leader, and it’s a huge beatdown on Hardy. Roode gets in the leader’s face, says that he paid them last week, and that he should be the Champion. They then beat down Roode, and it ends with DOC hitting a Choke Slam.
Tags: Aces & 8s, Aces & Eights, AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Brooke Hogan, Bully Ray, chavo guerrero, Christopher Daniels, devon, DOC, final resolution, Frankie Kazarian, Garett Bischoff, hernandez, Hulk Hogan, James Storm, Jeff Hardy, joey ryan, Kaz, kazarian, Kenny King, Kurt Angle, Matt Morgan, Mickie James, Rob Van Dam, RVD, Samoa Joe, Tara, taryn terrell, TNA, TNA Final Resolution, TNA Knockouts Championship, TNA Tag Team Championship, Wes Brisco, X-Division Championship