By Ryan Clark on September 9, 2012
The TNA No Surrender pay-per-view opens with video of Jeff Hardy entering the arena. Samoa Joe, is then shown, followed by James Storm and Bully Ray, also coming into the arena. They then cut to a video package that highlights the finals of the Bound for Glory series that will be taking place over the course of the PPV.
The pyro hits and Mike Tenay welcomes us to the show. He hypes the title matches that will be taking place tonight, as well as Aries’ fight against the leader of Aces and Eights. We’ll also get to find out who will go on to face the World Champion at Bound for Glory. This leads us into our first match of the evening as Jeff Hardy’s music hits, and the Charismatic Enigma makes his way out to the ring to a big pop from the crowd.
Samoa Joe is the next man to make his way out to the Impact Zone. He doesn’t get the same reaction as Hardy, but it’s clear he has his supporters as well.
Bound For Glory Series Semifinal Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe
The bell rings and both men are slow to start. We get a lock up and Hardy goes for the arm. Joe turns things around into a hammer lock but it’s reversed into a headlock. Joe sends Hardy into the ropes and takes him out with a quick shoulder block. Hardy falls to the outside as Joe sells his injured arm a bit.
Hardy makes his way back into the ring and get the crowd behind him before locking up and being backed up into the corner by Joe. Hardy ducks a clothesline and kicks away at Joe in the corner. Joe sends Hardy across the ring, but Hardy headscissors Joe out of the ring. Hardy tries for a dropkick through the ropes, but Joe catches him and pulls him out, slamming his head into the apron a couple of times. Joe tries to slam Hardy’s head into the ring steps, but Hardy turns it around. He pulls the rings steps out and tries for a leaping move, but Joe moves out of the way. Hardy quickly heads up to the apron and executes a leaping body press to Joe out on the floor.
Jeff takes things back into the ring where Joe fights back with a couple of rights and an atomic drop/big boot/back senton combo that’s good for two. Joe picks Hardy up and takes him into the corner with a big back splash and huge enzugiri that’s good for another near fall. Joe picks Hardy up for a snap mare before clamping on a rear chin lock, and then a nerve hold. Hardy fights up to his feet, but he’s taken right back down to the mat by Joe. Joe drops a knee into Hardy’s spine before locking in another rear chin lock.
Hardy is able to fight his way out of the hold, but he runs straight into a huge powerslam from Joe that’s good for another two count. Hardy pulls himself to the corner, but he’s followed in by Joe. Joe picks him up to his feet and the two begin trading rights. Hardy starts to get the upper hand, but Joe tosses him to the outside and leaps through the ropes with an elbow suicida.
Joe picks Hardy up to his feet and tosses him back into the ring, rolling in after him. He goes for the pin, but Hardy is still able to kick out at two. Joe stomps away at Hardy before picking him back up to his feet. He head butts Hardy hard in the side of the head. He takes Hardy into the corner with a series of rights. Hardy fights back with kicks and strikes, then a big mule kick. Hardy hits an inverted atomic drop, but Joe kicks him away. Hardy leaps up and takes Joe out with a huge leaping clothesline.
Both men are slow to get to their feet, but Hardy scores with a clothesline and a couple of rights. Joe stops Hardy, but misses the backsplash. Hardy hits the double leg dropkick and follows up with a pin for two. Hardy tries for the twist of fate, but he’s pushed away, only to connect with the whisper in the wind for another near fall.
Joe catches Hardy running in the corner and puts him down to the mat with a huge STO. Joe signals for the muscle buster. He takes Hardy into the corner and seats him on the top rope. Hardy attempts to fight back with a tornado DDT, but comes up with a twist of fate instead. Hardy goes to the top, but he’s crotched by Joe. Joe sets Hardy up and tries for the muscle buster. Hardy reverses into a roll up for two. Hardy locks in the same submission he won with on Impact but Joe refuses to tap. Joe fights out into a pin for two, but he’s rolled up by Hardy for a three count.
Winner and moving on to the Bound for Glory Series Finals: Jeff Hardy
- Tenay and Taz talk about how great the Bound for Glory Series has been, and how great the preceding match was. They hype the upcoming match between Bully Ray and James Storm, who will go on to face Jeff Hardy in the finals.
They cut backstage where JB is standing alongside the Cowboy James Storm. JB says Storm’s journey has been well over a year, and he got to pick his opponent. He says last year it came down to he and Bully, and he didn’t get it done, but he’s going to right the wrong. It’s written in the stars, it’s his destiny. And after he beats Bully, he’ll move on to Jeff Hardy. And Hardy has beaten him, but he’s lived and learned, and he’s going to win the BFG series. Sorry about your d*** luck.
Bound For Glory Series Semifinal Match
Bully Ray vs. James Storm
The bell rings and Ray and Storm stare each other down. Ray heads out to the apron to jaw with the fans before coming into the ring and reminding Storm about last year. Storm spits at Bully, and Bully isn’t happy, complaining to the ref and bailing to the outside. Bully grabs a fans sign and hits it against the ring steps before tossing a chair. Bully heads back into the ring and we get out first lock up of the match. Ray backs Storm into the corner and slaps his chest, but Storm responds with a slap to the face.
Ray isn’t happy about this and he continues to jaw with the fans and complain to the referee. Another lock up and another slap to the face from Storm. Storm chases Bully into the corner and lays in with a series of rights before launching him into the corner. Bully bails to the outside again and kills some time.
Another lock up and Ray takes Storm into the corner yet again. Ray hits Storm low and hits him with an elbow to the back of the head. Ray follows with a right and a slap to Storm’s face, but Storm is quick to respond with a slap that sends Bully across the ring. Storm chases and mounts him in the corner for a series of rights. Storm sends Ray across the ring hard, then follows and stomps on Ray’s hand. Ray rakes Storm’s eyes to stop his momentum. He slams Storm’s head into the corner turnbuckle, and takes him around the ring, doing in again. Storm is able to reverse and Irish whip and score with a back drop, and a big clothesline for two.
Ray heads to the outside and Storm follows, slamming Ray’s head face first into the ring steps. Storm brings things back into the ring and he tries for a superkick in the corner, but Bully moves and Storm connects with the turnbuckle. Bully kicks out Storm’s other leg. Storm tries to climb up using the ropes but Bully is there with big clubbing blows to the back. Ray clamps on a big bear hug and Storm screams in pain. Storm is able to fight his way out of the hold, but he runs straight into a big boot from Bully that’s good for another near fall.
When both men get to their feet, Bully hits a big suplex that’s good for another two. Storm stumbles into the corner and Bully hits him with a punch to the gut. He takes Storm down with a series of overhand rights. Bully gets into an argument with Hebner, but Earl gets right back in Ray’s face. Bully heads back to the corner with a big right hand before mounting the Cowboy in the corner for a series of punches. Storm head butts Bully low and takes him out of the corner with a big powerbomb for two.
Bully and Storm trade punches on their knees. Storm gets back dropped to the apron but he’s quick to hit Bully with a kick to the back of the head. He heads to the top and leaps off with a cross body for two. Bully comes right back with a sidewalk slam, but it’s not enough to keep Storm down for three. Storm rolls up Bully but he only gets two. Storm blocks a big boot and kicks Bully in the back of the head. Storm tries for a splash but Bully moves and Storm connects with the ref. Ray uses the distraction to nail the Bully bomb. Another ref is down and he counts the pin, but Storm is able to kick out at two. Ray heads up to the second rope and tries for a senton, but Storm moves.
Storm tries for a flying forearm and Ray moves and the replacement ref is taken out.
Storm tries to revive Hebner. He ducks a clothesline from Bully and connects with the codebreaker. This sends Bully crashing into the ref. Storm hits the superkick, but there’s no ref. Bobby Roode comes in from out of nowhere with a beer bottle. He smashes it over Storm’s head, and pulls Bully over for a cover. Hebner wakes up to count the three.
Winner and moving on to the Bound for Glory series Finals: Bully Ray
JB says we now know it’ll be Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy in the BFG series Finals and they want to know who the fans think will win on Twitter. JB brings in Miss Tessmacher. Tessmacher says her match tonight with Tara is important because she taught her everything she knows and she wouldn’t be the champion without her guidance. She says she called out Tara earlier this month, and Brooke Hogan wanted this match, and she wants it too, to prove it to herself, why she’s the champion.
TNA Knockouts Championship Match
Miss Tessmacher vs. Tara
Both ladies lock up and Tara takes Brooke into the corner. Brooke is able to take Tara over and down to the mat. Tara responds in kind. Brooke attempts to work over Tara’s arm, but Tara is able to turn things around. She takes Tessmacher over in a wrist lock submission, and she’s taken over with an arm drag.
Tara takes Brooke down to the mat and both women smile at each other. Tara locks in a head lock, and Brooke fights her way out, only to run into a shoulder block. Tara tries to take Brooke over in a backslide but only gets two. Brooke tries for a cradle, but Tara rolls through and Brooke rolls to the outside.
Tara invites Brooke back into the ring and holds the ropes for her, but she goes right for a roll up. Brooke isn’t happy about it. She pops up and hits two arm drags, holding on to the second one. Tara makes it to the ropes to force Brooke to break the hold. Brooke is reluctant. Tara isn’t happy about that and she slaps Brooke across the side of the face. Brooke takes Tara into the corner and works her over. She’s also able to take Tara to the mat with a very awkward leg scissors. Brooke hits a series of running forearms, before springing out of the corner with a big clothesline. Brooke tries for a suplex, but Tara blocks it with an elbow to the back of the head. Tara shoulders Brooke and takes her down with a crazy side slam that’s good for another two count.
Tara takes Brooke over into the corner and seats her on the top rope. She hits a big superplex and rolls right into the pin but Brooke is able to kick out at two. Tara tries to pin her a couple more times, but gets the same result. Tara takes Brooke up onto her shoulder for the widow’s peak, but Brooke counters with a roll up, hanging on to get the three count.
Winner and STILL TNA Knockouts Champion: Miss Tessmacher
Tara leaves the ring angrily after the match, refusing a handshake from Brooke.
- Backstage, Hulk Hogan is shown confronting Bobby Roode, who is being led off by police in handcuffs. Hogan says he hopes Roode rots in jail. Roode is attacked out of nowhere by Storm, but it’s broken up by the cops.
- We get a video package that highlights the recent history between Aces and Eights and the TNA World Champion, Austin Aries.
In the Arena:
This leads to Aries making his way out to the ring wearing street clothes. Aries grabs a mic and he says he knows the fans are used to him looking his stylish self, and wearing the World Championship, but tonight it’s not about any of that BS. There’s no ref, there’s no pinfalls or submissions. There’s only pain and payback. Aries says he’s the God of War. The only rule in war, is that there are no rules, so whatever Aces and Eights has in store, he’s ready for them, so it’s time for them to hold up their end of the bargain.
No one comes out for a bit so Aries asks where he is, and says they had a deal on Thursday. Aries says he’s got nothing else on his schedule.
The Armbreaker is shown heading out from the crowd, and he makes his way into the ringside area. Aries stomps away at him as he tries to head into the ring. The Armbreaker backs away and tries again, only to be kicked away by Aries. Aries backs away and props himself up in the corner, allowing the Armbreaker to get to the apron. Aries dropkicks his legs out from under him and hits a dive through the ropes. He takes the Arm breaker around the ring and drives his head into the ring steps before delivering some huge rights and lefts. Aries brings things back into the ring and kicks away at the Armbreaker before mounting him in the corner and punching away at him. Aries rips at the mask, but he’s hit with a low blow that sends him crashing to the outside.
Aries pulls himself up to the apron, but the Armbreaker sends him back to the outside with a big right hand. The Armbreaker heads to the outside where he stomps away at Aries before sending him crashing into the ring steps hard. He picks Aries up and slams him into the ring steps head first before sending him back into the ring. The Armbreaker hits Aries with some nasty right hands in the corner before backing up and hitting a big running splash. He grabs Aries and blasts him with a giant short arm clothesline. He picks Aries up for a powerbomb, but Aries opens a packet of powder and drops it in the big man’s eyes. Aries hits a series of forearms in the corner before blasting the big guy with a corner dropkick. The Armbreaker heads to the outside, so Aries heads to the top and leaps out with a giant body press. Aries fights the Armbreaker up the ramp before bringing things back into the ring. Aries climbs back up to the top, but he’s stopped by the Armbreaker with a big right hand.
The Armbreaker heads back out after Aries, bringing him right back into the ring. He grabs a chair and makes his way back into the ring himself. He winds up with the chair, but Aries ducks. Aries punches the big man with a roll of coins and the big guy is staggered. Aries drops the Armbreaker with a nasty brainbuster. He goes to pull off the man’s mask, but Aces and Eights swarm from the back. They eventually bring down Aries, and the locker room empties. There’s a huge brawl in the ring and members of the TNA locker room unite to take out the members of Aces and Eights.
Hulk Hogan makes his way out from the back, and the crowd goes wild. Hogan’s got a baseball bat in his hand. Hardy was apparently taken out somehow during the melee. He tells the crew to get that scum out of the building and lock it down. Ray lets Hogan know that Hardy’s hurt, and Hogan calls for help. Hardy’s grabbing at his shoulder and arm. Hogan tells security to lock every entrance and exit around the building. He also asks for someone to call the cops. Hardy is escorted to the back by the trainers.
- Footage is shown of Hardy being tossed into the ring post shoulder first, which is what led to his injury.
- A video package is shown, explaining what Sonjay Dutt has done to earn himself an X Division title shot. Mainly, being an extremely tough competitor, and ultimately being cheated out of the title during the Ultimate X match.
TNA X Division Championship Match
Zema Ion vs. Sonjay Dutt
The bell rings and both men begin circling each other. Sonjay locks in a headlock. Ion pushes him off, so Sonjay locks in another. Sonjay uses Ion’s hair to pull him down to the mat. He ends up being takes down to the mat, so he takes the champ down to the mat. A bit of chain wrestling between the two. Zema gets in Dutt’s face, so Dutt hits a springboard clothesline before sending Ion out of the ring. Ion is able to snap Dutt’s throat across the top rope, but Sonjay comes right back with a crazy arm drag. Dutt hits a crazy hurricanrana that sends Ion to the outside, where he hits him with a baseball slide. Dutt hits another crazy hurricanrana on the outside, using the apron for an assist, then sends things back into the ring.
On a springboard into the ring, Sonjay lands ribs first on Ion’s knee. Ion stomps away at Dutt. Ion takes Dutt into the corner and hits an open hand chop to the chest. Ion sends Dutt across the ring hard into the turnbuckles. He kicks at Dutt’s face with his boot before choking him against the middle rope. Ion supplexes Dutt and floats over into a pin for two.
Ion chokes Dutt, breaking before the five count. Ion clamps on a modified rear chin lock. Footage is shown of police arriving to the arena for Hogan’s imposed lockdown. Ion takes Dutt over with a crazy suplex, planting Dutt’s face on his knee. Ion takes Dutt into the corner and seats him on the top rope. Dutt fights him off and hits another inventive hurricanrana that sends Ion to the outside. Dutt hits the ropes, but he runs right into a shoulder to the gut from Ion. Dutt comes back with a couple of clotheslines, but Ion hits a running elbow in the corner. Dutt responds with a running Yakuza kick in the corner. He takes Ion up for a top rope hurricanrana, and hits a standing moonsault for another two count.
Ion runs into a back elbow from Dutt. Dutt heads to the top, but he’s stopped by Zema. Zema tries for a superplex, but Dutt throws him out to the arena floor. Dutt heads out to the apron, runs across, and moonsaults from the second rope to take out Ion on the floor. Dutt brings things back into the ring with a springboard body press for two.
Dutt blasts Ion with forearms, and Ion begins fighting back. Dutt hits the ropes, but he’s caught on Ion’s shoulders and turned around for a powerbomb. Ion locks in a submission that looks like the rings of Saturn, punching away at Dutt’s arm. Dutt screams in pain, but he makes it to the ropes to force a break. Ion gets shoved away by Dutt, and Dutt is able to connect with the standing sliced bread to put down Ion. Dutt heads to the top rope and comes off with a moonsault, landing on his feet. Both men trade roll ups, but neither can get the three. Dutt takes Ion over in a crazy submission that doubles as a pin, but Ion breaks it. Another pin, and Ion bridges out. Ion connects with a nasty facebuster, and that puts Dutt down for the three count.
Winner and STILL TNA X Division Champion: Zema Ion
Hogan is shown telling the cops that he needs the building locked down, and Hardy is shown being looked over the trainers and Al Snow. JB talks about the condition of Hardy, and Magnus interrupts, saying that it’s typical of Hardy to let himself make bad decisions over business, and RVD does the same thing.
This leads to Magnus heading out to the ring, where he doesn’t get much of a reaction at all.
Magnus vs. Rob Van Dam
Van Dam takes Magnus right into the corner at the bell and hits him with a couple of quick forearms. Magnus takes RVD down to the mat, and he gloats about it. Magnus and RVD trade holds, and Magnus takes RVD into the corner. Another lock up, and Magnus goes to work on the arm. RVD connects with the drop toe hold before taking Magnus out of the ring with a big kick to the chest. RVD runs in with a baseball slide, then he heads to the outside where he whips Magnus into the barricade. RVD suplexes Magnus, leaving him stomach first across the guard rail. RVD goes for his signature leg drop from the apron, but Magnus moves and RVD crashes into the barricade. Magnus backs RVD into the ring apron hard.
Magnus brings things back into the ring where he connects with a huge leaping clothesline that’s good enough to put RVD down for a two count. RVD kicks at Magnus’ legs, but Magnus shoves RVD down to the mat. Magnus kicks at RVD’s legs. Magnus whips RVD into the opposite corner hard, leading him laying on the mat. RVD avoids a backdropped, but he’s taken down to the mat and Magnus locks in a cloverleaf.
RVD makes it to the ropes to force a break. Magnus stomps away at RVD, hitting him with an elbow to the throat. Magnus slams RVD down throat first into the ring apron. Magnus brings things back into the ring and heads to the middle rope, coming off with a flying elbow that’s good for two. Magnus locks in the rear chin lock, and RVD struggles to get to his feet. He fights out of the hold, and he connects with a big spin kick to take Magnus out.
RVD hits the ropes and hits Magnus with back to back clotheslines before hitting him with a low dropkick and a leg sweep. RVD slams Magnus’ leg down to the mat before hitting another low dropkick, and rolling thunder. RVD goes for the pin and gets a two count. RVD buries his shoulder in Magnus’ gut in the corner. RVD goes for a springboard single leg dropkick, but Magnus is able to knock him down to the canvas. RVD stops Magnus going to the top, and he takes him down to the mat. Magnus blocks a monkey flip in the corner with a giant clothesline that’s good for another two count.
Magnus takes RVD down to the mat again, but RVD is able to come right back with a big dropkick. RVD connects with the five star frog splash, and he rolls over into the cover for the three count.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
JB is shown backstage where he says it’s extremely chaotic. He introduces Chistopher Daniels and Kazarian. Kaz says what Hogan did in making this match is a travesty, a shame, a mockery. Daniels says if anyone needs to call the cops, it’s them. Daniels says he was ganged up on in the BFG series. Claire Lynch tries to spoil their good names. And they’re underrated, and now Hogan gives them two championship matches in four days. Daniels tells everyone to take solace in the rocks of this company that are Daniels and Kaz, our World Tag Team Champions of the world.
- A video package is shown detailing some of the events over the past few months that have led up to Kurt Angle teaming up with AJ Styles for this match against Christopher Daniels and Kazarian.
TNA World Tag Team Championship Match
Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. AJ Styles and Kurt Angle
The bell rings, and Daniels and Angle look to kick things off in this match. We get a lock up and Daniels backs Angle up into the corner, hitting him with a couple of quick rights hands. He gloats, and ends up turning around into a series of rights, and a back elbow from Angle. Angle works over Daniels in the corner, stomping away at him before whipping him across the ring hard Angle hits a quick snap suplex, putting Daniels down for another two count.
Angle and Styles both get in a couple of rights on Daniels before Angle tags Styles in and the two hit a double back elbow. Styles takes Daniels into the corner hitting him with a big right. Daniels clamps on a head lock. Styles fights out of it. Kaz makes the blind tag, but he heads into the ring, right into a dropkick from Styles. Styles runs in with a quick spinning neckbreaker, before picking Kaz up and driving him down to the mat with a snap brainbuster. Angle tags back into the match and we get a double back drop from Angle and AJ. Angle stomps away at Kaz before blasting him with a couple of rights and a big clothesline.
Styles comes back into the ring and connects with a big backbreaker to Kaz before sending Daniels from the apron with a quick punch. Kaz is able to come up with a monkey flip before he mounts Styles and blasts him with a series of right hands. Daniels tags into the ring and hits Styles with a nasty clothesling, allowing Kaz to hit a big leg drop. Daniels stomps away at Styles sending him crashing out of the ring and to the floor. Kaz sends Styles back into the ring where Daniels hits him with a big flying kick that’s good for another two count. Daniels tags in Kaz who stomps away at Styles before locking AJ in a necktie.
Styles fights out of the hold and blasts Kaz with a big right, and chop. Styles just misses a tag with Angle, and ends up eating a quick neckbreaker from Kaz. Daniels tags back into the match and hits Styles with a clothesline to the back of the head that’s good for another near fall. Daniels continues the assault on Styles, locking in a rear chin lock in an attempt to continue wearing down the challenger. Styles tries to fight out of the hold, but Kaz tags in and blocks the tag attempt. Styles is able to fight off both men and make the tag to Angle. Angle comes in with a backdrop for Daniels, clothslines for both men, and a big German suplex for Kaz that’s good for two. Daniels tries to trap Angle, but it leads to miscommunication from the champs. Angle hits another German suplex on Kaz, then a second, but can’t hit a third. Angle sends Daniels flying across the ring, but he’s stopped out of nowhere by Kaz.
The champs double team Angle, focusing on his neck when they can. Daniels snap mares Angle, making the tag and both men hit slingshot moves. Daniels hits and elbow and Kaz hits a leg drop that’s good for a two count. Kaz locks in the cravat, and Angle fights up to his feet. Kaz takes Angle into the corner and hits him with a couple of big forearms. Angle whips Kaz across the ring and runs right into a big boot. Kaz heads to the top, and Angle flies up after him to hit a huge belly to back superplex.
Both men make the tag, and Styles comes in, going to work on Daniels. Styles puts Daniels down neck first across his knee in a move that’s good for two. Styles hits Daniels with a leaping clothesline in the corner. Daniels misses a springboard moonsault move, but AJ connects with a springboard moonsault reverse DDT. Kaz comes out of nowhere, taking AJ out with a huge dropkick. The champs try for a double clothesline, but AJ ducks it and takes out both men with a clothesline of his own. Angle tags in and goes for a splash, coming down on Daniels for two. Angle hits both his opponents with an Angle slam, pinning Daniels, but Daniels grabs the ropes. Angle locks in the ankle lock, but it’s broken up by an enzugiri from Kaz.
Styles tags into the ring and leaps in with a flying forearm to Kaz. He takes Kaz into the corner and works him over, but he’s sent across the ring and hit with a big forearm. Kaz monkey flips Styles into Daniels, where he connects with a hurricanrana. Styles almost pins Kaz, but he only gets two after a Pele kick. Angle traps Daniels in the ankle lock, and Styles hits the springboard 450 on Kaz. AJ goes for the pin but only gets two. Daniels kicks Angle away. Styles heads up to the top rope, but he’s stopped by Daniels. Daniels heads up to the top rope and tries for the superplex, but he’s sent to the floor by Styles. Kaz hits Styles with a big kick out of nowhere. He heads to the top and he hits the back to the future, but AJ won’t stay down for three.
Kaz teases hitting the clash, but he’s hit with a big German suplex from Angle. Angle also clotheslines Daniels over the ring, and he immediately grabs at his leg. Styles tries for the Styles clash, but Kaz fights it off. Daniels tosses a drink in Styles’ eyes, and Kaz makes the roll up, pinning the challenger for three.
Winners and STILL TNA World Tag Team Champions: Christopher Daniels and Kazarian
- Tenay and Taz review the events of earlier in the evening, where Jeff Hardy and Bully Ray advanced in the Bound for Glory series in their respecitve Semi-Final matches. They also review Bobby Roode being taken out of the arena by the police, and the attack of Aces and Eights that led to the injury of Jeff Hardy, and the lock down of the arena by Hulk Hogan.
Hogan is shown backstage talking to the police. He says it’s important that they don’t let any members of Aces and Eights near the ring as this is the most important match of the night. They know their positions, and Hogan leads the police into the arena.
JB is shown backstage and says Hardy is behind closed doors, and no one knows how he’s doing, but he’ll be facing Bully Ray. Ray says the Aces and Eights stuff needs to stop. A little part of him feels bad for Hardy. But he was going to beat Jeff either way to go on to face Austin Aries next month. He says you have to respect him, the fact that he’s completely reinvented himself. The fact that he’s one of the most decorated tag team wrestlers of all time, and the fact that he’s only one match away from winning the World Championship. Every wrestler in TNA might be bound for glory. He’s Bully Ray. He’s not just bound for glory. He’s destined for greatness.
- Police officers are shown filing into the arena and taking up positions around the ring.
Bound for Glory Finals
Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy
Bully Ray’s music hits, and the big man from Hell’s Kitchen makes his way out to the ring, heading over to the announce table and telling Taz, ‘Now or never’.
Jeff Hardy’s music hits, but the Charismatic Enigma is nowhere to be seen.
Hardy’s music fades and the crowd begins to chant his name. His music plays again, but instead of Hardy, Hulk Hogan makes his way out to the ringside area instead.
Hogan makes his way into the ring and he grabs the mic. He says it looks like we’ve got a little problem. It comes down to Hulk and Bully having a little problem. He says forget about what you saw on the chalkboard in the back. He says if Bully does feel like he does about Aces and Eights, he found Hardy on the floor, and that turns into the problem they’ve got. There’s no Hardy out here. Ray says this stuff needs to stop and he agrees with Hogan. The best call he could have made was to call the cops. This tournament means the world to Bully. He knows Jeff wants to become the champ as much as he does, but if Jeff can’t answer the bell, what are they going to do.
Hogan says he didn’t dream the BFG series would end up with the ball in Bully’s court, but he’s the GM, so the ball is in Hogan’s court. So if Bully really feels like that, he wont let the ref ring the bell. He’ll give Hogan the courtesy of four more days, and he’ll let Hardy have a shot when he can really defend himself. Ray says hold on, but then offers the mic back to Hogan. Hogan says this is going to go down as Ray’s legacy. He’s going to be known as a good or bad man. He’s interrupted by Hardy’s music, and Jeff makes his way out to the ring with his shoulder taped up heavily.
Hogan shakes Hardy’s hand on his way into the ring. Hardy slowly makes his way around the ring, shaking hands with the fans before the match.
- The bell rings and Earl Hebner checks on Hardy before the match begins. Ray doesn’t look too happy about Hardy being out in the ring. Ray sticks out his fist for a fist bump, and Hardy obliges. Both men begin circling. Hardy chases Bully into the corner and hits him with a couple of clubbing rights, but Ray squeezes Hardy’s arm to fight him off. Ray calls for a test of strength, but Hardy hits him with a big right hand instead. Ray continues to work over the arm, wrenching it hard after punching it, and sending Hardy from the ring.
Hardy slowly heads back into the ring, where he’s caught by Bully, who punches and kicks at Hardy’s arm and shoulder. Hardy again bails to the floor. Hardy makes his way back into the ring and runs right into a big boot from Bully. Ray hits Hardy with a clubbing blow across the back before driving his arm down into the canvas. Ray splashes Hardy’s bad arm, but it’s not enough to keep Hardy down for three. Ray clamps on an arm bar, and he slaps away at Hardy’s shoulder.
Hardy makes it to the ropes and Ray breaks the hold. Hardy rolls out to the apron, but quickly rolls back into the ring, using the ropes to pull himself to his feel. Ray catches him and repeatedly punches away at Hardy’s shoulder. Ray rips away at the tape binding Hardy’s shoulder, and he uses it to wrap around Hardy’s neck. Ray drops a big elbow and rips off Hardy’s shirt. Ray slaps Jeff’s chest hard with an overhand chop. Ray picks Hardy up to his feet and slams him down to the mat hard, but he misses a follow up slam.
Hardy scores with a couple of rights, and a big kick, then he hits a twist of fate. Hardy heads up to the top rope and he tries for the twist of fate. He connects, but Ray is able to kick out at two.
Hardy tries for another twist of fate, but he’s shoved into the corner and hit with the bubba bomb for another two count. Ray picks Hardy up to his feet and sends him into the corner, but he runs into big boots and a whisper in the wind from Hardy that’s good for another two count. Hardy heads to the top for another whisper in the wind, but Ray is able to move out of the way. Ray hits the Bubba cutter and he goes for the pin, but Hardy is still able to kick out at two. Ray picks Hardy up to his feet, but he’s hit with another twist of fate out of nowhere. Hardy heads back up to the top rope and he goes for another swanton, but this time Ray is able to move out of the way. Ray waits and he hits another Bubba cutter that’s good for another two count.
Bully hits Hardy with another couple of big right hands. He follows up with a big elbow to the back of Hardy’s head before whipping him across the ring. Ray misses a splash, and Hardy hits two consecutive twist of fates. Hardy goes back up to the top, but this time he’s stopped by Bully as he takes way too much time. Ray hits Hardy with a big chop to the chest, but Hardy begins to fight him off. He shoves Ray from the second rope to the mat, then connects with the swanton. Hardy makes the pin and he gets the three count.
Winner of the Bound for Glory series and a title shot at Bound for Gory: Jeff Hardy
They air replays of the match to end the pay-per-view.
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