Welcome to Inside Pulse’s Live Coverage of TNA Bound for Glory 2013! Keep it here for all the match-by-match updates, with the latest update in ITALICS!
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We already know that The BroMans have the advantage as the last team in, and a backstage drawing determined that Eric Young & Joseph Park will enter third, which means that Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez will face Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels & Kazarian) in the opening round.
Both of the beginning teams have been two-time TNA World Tag Team Champions. Chavo and Hernandez take the early control and dominate Bad Influence as we go to commercial. Back from the break Hernandez and Kazarian are in the ring and both men are down. Tags are made and Chavo is a house afire. The referee loses control and bodies are flying all over the place. Chavo hits Daniels with the Three Amigos. He goes up top and Kazarian pushes him down right into a rollup by Daniels to score the first pin.
Bad Influence will now face Eric Young & Joseph Park. Everyone brawls in the ring and the fresh team is in control. That doesn’t last long and Bad Influence isolates Park in their half of the ring. Time for another commercial break. When we come back Eric Young is in the ring and is in control. Daniels cuts him off with a uranage slam but can’t hit the BME. Park grabs Daniels and hits a Samoan Drop, and that’s seriously enough to get the pin. Daniels and Kazarian are bad sports and they destroy Young and Park after the bell.
Jessie Godderz and Robbie E have Mr. Olympia with them for some reason. Robbie covers Young and thinks he’s got it, but Young kicks out. Park is absent, having been so he injured he had to be taken to the back. Amazingly the BroMans can’t put Young away right away. Young is showing fortitude but the BroMans cut him off with a Flapjack. They follow with the Hart Attack to get the pin and earn the Tag Team Title shot.
WINNERS – The BroMans (Jessie Godderz & Robbie E)
Sabin is accompanied by Velvet Sky. The action is predictably fast and all over the place. Everyone in this match has been the X Division Champion except for Jeff Hardy. Sabin has been in an incredible 16 times. Manik seems to be most focused on Sabin, as they have had issues lately. Aries makes the first serious attempts at grabbing the X but he can’t come down with it yet. The high spots start coming fast and furious, while Joe primarily counters with his size and strength advantage. Hardy tries to use a ladder to take down the belt and Joe joins him up there. Joe shoves Hardy down and Aries dropkicks Joe down. Manik and Aries go up the ladder now and Sabin pushes them over. Hardy takes advantage on Sabin and Sabin shoves Velvet into the ring to distract Hardy. That gives Sabin the chance to climb up and come down with the belt. Sabin is now a seven-time X Division Champion.
WINNER, and NEW TNA X DIVISION CHAMPION – Chris Sabin
Bad Influence make their way out despite being eliminated in the gauntlet match. The Tag Team Title match is supposed to be happening right now. Kazarian and Daniels talk about how awesome they are and how they keep getting screwed over. They want to be added to the Tag Team Title match tonight. Eric Young makes his way out to retort. Daniels and Kazarian attack him, and The Monster Abyss comes out to make the save! This is the first Abyss sighting since Slammiversary.
Backstage – Jeremy Borash is sporting a weird haircut and talking about social media. The Tag Team Title match is next, so he gets a word with the Champions. Storm and Gunner speak confidently about their chances tonight.
The Champs start off hot, taking the fight right to their challengers. Gunner and Storm control the first couple of minutes, and the challenger use some somewhat dubious tactics to take control. The isolate on Gunner for several minutes. Tenay and Taz are trying to get “Modern Day Viking” over as a nickname for Gunner. Eventually Storm gets the hot tag and he’s a house afire on the BroMans. The referee loses control and all four men are brawling in the ring. Storm is able to hit Robbie with an elbow drop off the top rope for two. He tries the Eye of the Storm but Robbie escapes and hits an Implant DDT for a near-fall. Gunner takes Jessie out and then drills Robbie with a powerbomb. He then powerbombs Robbie onto Storm’s knees. Luckily Jessie is there to break up the pin. The crowd is into it. Storm hits Jessie with the Codebreaker but can’t put him away. Robbie grabs one of the title belts and distracts the referee with it. The BroMans then hit Storm with the Hart Attack to pick up the perfectly clean win and become the new Tag Team Champions.
WINNERS, and NEW TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS – The BroMans (Jessie Godderz & Robbie E
The 2013 inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame is Kurt Angle. He joins Sting as the first two entrants into the hallowed Hall. Out in the ring Jeremy Borash welcomes Sting, who will induct Angle into the Hall. Angle cuts a promo about how grateful he is, etc. He talks about how he’s been letting everyone down by not living up to his potential and to the standard that Sting has set for the Hall of Fame. Angle respectfully declines the induction. Well I certainly didn’t see that coming.
Ethan Carter the Third is backstage and gets a pep talk from his aunt Dixie. Apparently he will make his in-ring debut tonight.
All three of the women take some control in the opening minutes. Gail gets knocked out, leaving Brooke to battle ODB in the ring. Gail gets back in the match with a ring post Figure Four on Brooke. She gets knocked right back out of the match and ODB takes it to Brooke. They all go up top amd ODB tries to superplex both of her opponents. Gail knocks her down and hits a missile dropkick. Brooke follows down with an elbow drop on Gail and all three women are down. Back up they continue to trade control and the referee gets bumped to the floor. ODB throws both women around but there’s no referee to make any count. Lei’D Tapa’s music hits and she stares ODB down. ODB goes out after her and they fight on the entrance ramp. Tapa boots ODB in the face and makes her way toward the ring. Brooke tries a cross body block off the top rope but Tapa catches her and powerbombs her back in the ring! That looked nasty. Gail steals the pin to become a three-time Knockouts Champion.
WINNER, and NEW TNA WOMEN’S KNOCKOUT CHAMPION – Gail Kim
Tapa presents the belt to Gail and raises her hand. It appears that there is some sort of alliance here for some reason.
Backstage – The BroMans are celebrating their huge upset win with some protein shakes. They douse the new guy on the announce team and hug each other.
Elsewhere – Jeremy Borash is with Bobby Roode, who is about to face Kurt Angle. Roode says he is more Hall of Fame worthy than Angle. He also promises to make Angle tap out.
They mat wrestle back and forth and Roode actually seems to have the upper hand early on. Angle goes for a quick Ankle Lock but Roode slips out. Roode is able to take control for quite some time, as Angle may be battling ring rust. He focuses on Angle’s neck, which is the best strategy against Angle. Eventually Angle unleashes the rolling German Suplexes. Roode cuts Angle off with a spinebuster for two. Angle responds with the Ankle Lock. Roode kicks out again and avoids a charge, sending Angle shoulder-first into the post. Roode switches his focus to the shoulder now, locking on a Crossface. Angle reaches the ropes. They go up top and Angle knocks Roode back to the canvas. Angle tries the moonsault but misses and Roode goes back to the Crossface, which Angle is able to reverse into an Ankle Lock. Roode re-counters and puts on the Crossface. They roll into pinning attempts but the tenacious Roode puts on the Crossface for the third time. Angle powers up with an Angle Slam! That was cool. They trade punches and Angle hits more rolling Germans. Roode repositions the referee and hits a low blow. He follows with a Death Valley neckbreaker for two. Angle gets the Ankle Lock again and adds a grapevine. Roode stays in the Ankle Lock for a long, long time and it looks like he is out. The referee raises the hand and when it comes down Roode grabs onto the rope. The hold must be broken. That’s a weird thing. Angle takes Roode up top for a super Angle Slam. Both men are down for the count of nine, and Roode barely gets back to his feet and falls on top of Angle to get the pin.
WINNER – Bobby Roode
Angle is barely moving after the bell and medical people come down to check on him. A stretcher is brought out. They are really playing this up as a serious injury. Angle then gets up off the stretcher and walks up the entrance ramp.
Backstage – Bully Ray is talking about the resurrection or the rebirth of the Aces & Eights. It is not revealed who he is talking to.
The hand picked opponent is Norv Fernum, some local scrub. ECIII is dominant, throwing around his diminutive opponent. Fernum gets some token jobber offense, and then ECIII finishes him off with the headlock driver. Thanks for Coming.
WINNER – Ethan Carter III
Backstage – Jeremy Borash gets a word with Magnus, who calls tonight the biggest night of his life. He promises to defeat Sting and make his mark.
Sting is wrestling with his t-shirt on, showing how seriously he took this show. They chain wrestle back and forth and Sting sends Magnus reeling to the floor. Magnus comes back and knocks Sting to the floor. He holds the ropes open just as Sting did for him, but then Magnus does the smart thing and sucker punches Sting. Magnus beats on Sting for a while until the big comeback. Sting hits the Stinger Splash and then locks on the Scorpion Death Lock. Magnus escapes and both men clothesline each other at the same time. They get up and Sting tries to unload but Magnus gives Sting a taste of his own medicine. Magnus hits a Stinger Splash and the Michinoku Driver for two. Sting gets up and no-sells everything and hits another Stinger Splash. He puts on the Scorpion Death Lock again. Magnus escapes and hits his own version of the Scorpion Death Drop. He hits the elbow off the top rope for two. Magnus goes back up for another one but Sting sort of moves out of the way. Sting goes for the Scorpion Death Drop but Magnus fights him off with a series of elbows. Magnus looks like he might be pussing out so Sting tells him to bring it. For real. Magnus puts on the King’s Lyn Cloverleaf and Sting eventually taps out.
WINNER – Magnus
After a prolonged celebration, Sting offers Magnus his hand and Magnus sort of sarcastically shakes it. Nice.
This is a no-countout, no-disqualification match. As soon as AJ starts taking control, Garett Bischoff comes out to distract him. Meanwhile Bully has found himself a hammer. AJ blocks it but Bully still takes control. Bully beats on AJ for a while but AJ will not stay down. AJ shrugs off Bully’s offense and starts going to work but this time Knux makes his way down while AJ is on the top rope. AJ jumps off and Knux catches him in a huge Chokeslam. Bully covers but AJ kicks out! The Champion continues his assault, keeping AJ down. Bully goes to crack AJ in the head with a hammer but AJ avoids it and hits an enziguiri. AJ picks up the hammer but chooses not to use it. He sets Bully on the table and goes for a springboard 450 and misses it! That was a nasty bump. Taz gives Bully a box cutter so Bully can dismantle the ring. Dixie Carter makes her way out and hands Bully a steel chair. AJ comes flying in with the forearm to send the chair back into Bully’s face. AJ hits the springboard 450 and covers but Dixie tells him not to count. With the slowest count ever, Bully is able to kick out. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Bully backdrops him onto the exposed wood of the ring. Bully goes up to the second rope and hits a back senton for a near-fall. The Champ destroys AJ’s back with a vicious chair shot, and then hits another one. AJ avoids a powerbomb and hits the Pele. Both men are down. Back on their feet AJ cracks Bully in the face with the chair. He goes up top and hits Spiral Tap and this time Hebner makes the count and Styles is the winner.
WINNER, and NEW TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION – AJ Styles