Sting and Bully Ray team up to take on DOC and Devon in a tables match! Also, TNA World Tag Team Champions Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Hernandez defend the titles against Bobby Roode and Austin Aries!
TNA Impact Wrestling Results
Manchester, England (Manchester Arena)
February 7, 2013
Commentators: Mike Tenay, Taz, & Todd Keneley
Report by: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Impact Wrestling opens up tonight from Manchester, England with highlights from last week and then the camera cuts to the arena where Aces & Eights make their way out to the ring being led by the VP and Devon. The VP seems to be the only “patched” member left masked. Devon says a few weeks ago he said Aces & Eights would dominate 2013 and not only are they dominating but they’re kicking the front door in. He says after what they did last week to Kurt Angle he’s sure that each and every one of the TNA fans would love to see that again. He says this is the group that will destroy TNA and then a video package highlighting all the Aces & Eights drama is shown focusing on Bischoff & Brisco’s deception of Angle.
Devon looks at Anderson and says that when he told him that they had a plan, he was “oh so right” and then Devon introduces the newest members of Aces & Eights: Garett Bischoff & Wes Brisco. Garett thanks Devon and then the fans chant “you can’t wrestle” at him. He calls it “complete disrespect” and says to hell with all of the fans because Aces & Eights are his family and that’s where his loyalty lies. Wes says the reason he did this is because of Hulk Hogan. He says that Hogan wouldn’t answer his phone calls for 2 years and then he told him that he had to start at the bottom and work his way up. He acts disgusted at the thought of a Brisco starting at the bottom. Wes says that his father is the man that gave Hogan his first pair of wrestling boots and with Aces & Eights on his back it’s the ticket for him to climb to the top.
Devon says that if he was Kurt Angle he wouldn’t dare thinking about coming back to TNA and it’s fine that Hogan wants to surprise them with a Tables Match because they always have back up and they will always have an “ace under the sleeve.”
In the back Tara and Jesse talk when they run into Brooke Hogan. Tara complains about their accommodations but she calls them petty and selfish. Tara complains about having to face Ms. Tessmacher but Brooke isn’t having any of it and she bans Jesse from ringside. Jesse asks what he’s supposed to do tonight and she tells him that he can get her a coffee.
TNA X-Division Championship
Triple Threat Match
Kenny King vs. Zema Ion vs. “The Whole F’N Show” Rob Van Dam (c)
King & Zema look at each other as the bell rings and then they go after RVD together. They beat RVD down in the corner and then whip him hard into the opposite corner. Zema charges at him but RVD catches him with a boot causing Zema to stumble backward right into a Forearm Smash from King. King whips Zema into the ropes but then RVD catches King with a Springboard Back Kick only to get caught with a Running Forearm from Zema. RVD goes flying through the ropes down to the floor and then King clotheslines Zema over the top to the floor. King hits a gorgeous Corkscrew Plancha over the top onto RVD but Zema was able to move out of the way and climb back in the ring. Zema hits a Somersault Plancha over the top onto both RVD & King on the floor! Zema tosses King back into the ring and then hits a huge Missile Dropkick off the top! Zema whips King into the corner and then charges at him but King floats up and over into a Sunset Flip! Zema rolls through and then goes for a Roundhouse Kick, but King avoids it and then grabs Zema’s leg and locks in a Half Crab! RVD slides back in and nails King with a Superkick to the back of the head! RVD swings at King but he ducks and hits a Cartwheel Kick followed by a Spinning Heel Kick! 1…2…NO RVD kicks out! King whips RVD into the ropes and attempts a dropkick but RVD holds onto the ropes and then connects with a Corkscrew Leg Drop! RVD sets up for Rolling Thunder but Zema trips him from the outside and then slams him into the turnbuckles. Zema attempts to whip him into the opposite corner but RVD reverses it and then hits a Rolling Monkey Flip! King tries to kick RVD but he catches King’s leg and then hits the Stepover Heel Kick! RVD does his “R-V-D” taunt but that allows Zema time to recover and climb up top. Zema dives off with a Flying Tornado DDT! 1…2…NO King breaks it up! King goes for the Royal Flush but Zema counters into an Inside Cradle! 1…2…NO King kicks out and then goes for a Spinning Back Fist, but Zema ducks and hit’s the Hostile Makeover! 1…2…NO RVD pulls Zema off! RVD then retreats to the floor where Zema attempts to follow with a Sliding Dropkick, but RVD sidesteps him and then nails a clothesline! RVD rolls back in the ring and springs to the top maybe for the 5 Star, but Zema climbs back in the ring so RVD dives at him! Zema ducks him and RVD lands on his feet. Zema swings at RVD but he ducks and then goes for a spinning heel kick, but Zema ducks as well. RVD then fakes like he’s going to punch Zema causing Zema to cover up and then RVD kicks him and then he goes for a Cross Body, but Zema ducks and RVD flies over the top to the floor! King charges at Zema but he catches Zema with a Hot Shot onto the ropes followed by a Falling Neckbreaker! 1…2…NO King kicks out! Zema tries to set King up for something but King catches him with an uppercut and then he whips Zema into the corner. King hits a Flying Back Elbow and then grabs Zema but RVD hits him from behind. RVD hits the ropes and King nails him with a clothesline sending him over the top! Zema then rolls King up, 1…2…NO King kicks out! Zema dropkicks King and then goes for a Springboard Moonsault out of the corner, but King gets his knees up and then hits a Flying Knee sending Zema into the corner! King hits a Northern Lights Suplex into a bridge on Zema! 1…2…NO RVD comes from out of nowhere with a 5 Star Frog Splash onto King! RVD covers Zema, 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL X-Division Champ: RVD via pinfall (5-Star Frog Splash)
In the back Austin Aries & Bobby Roode talk backstage. Aries asks Roode if he can feel the momentum they’re gaining right now and says that when they put their egos to the side and work together they’re unstoppable. He says tonight the Tag Team Titles are coming where they belong. Roode says that everyone knows they are superior to everyone else and both are former World Champions. Roode reminds Aries that he’s the longest reigning World Champion ever and Aries reminds him that he’s the one that ended that reign. Roode says that doesn’t matter because they’re going to win tag team gold and it’s about them walking the same path tonight. Aries says that after tonight everyone will follow their lead.
Clips of TNA’s “British Boot Camp” show in the UK are shown. It was sort of a British version of WWE’s “Tough Enough” show but with just 4 wrestlers that are already trained wrestlers (to at least some extint). I believe a Jr. Heavyweight named Rockstar Spudd won it. Highlights of their tryout matches were also shown.
Footage of what Wes & Garett said earlier tonight is shown.
Bruce Prichard and D-Lo Brown talk backstage about what Wes & Garett did. D-Lo says he would have never thought they would do something like this and Bruce talks about how everyone has bent over backwards for Garett despite his dad. Bruce says when Kurt comes back there will be hell to pay.
Back from the break Jesse is in the ring and as he tries to talk the fans chant something at him which I think is “quiet.” Jesse says that Brooke has banned him from ringside for Tara’s match tonight but he’s going to give the fans what they all paid for and that’s himself. He tells the fans to get their cameras out because this going to be “one “Pectacular” photo opportunity,” but then James Storm’s music hits and the Cowboy makes his way out to the ring.
Storm says he was sitting in the back listening to Jesse run his “bottle sucker” talking about taking pictures, but he says they don’t care about taking any pictures because they came to drink some beer and watch somebody get beat up. He says Tara saved him from getting the Last Call last week but she isn’t out here tonight so he’s going to oblige the people here by kicking the crap out of Jesse then drinking some beer and while Jesse’s body is one place and his teeth are in another he’s going to pick Jesse up so the people can see him with no teeth in his mouth. Storm says he’s going to call a referee out so while he does that Jesse needs to call his dentist because he’s going to beat the crap out of him.
“Cowboy” James Storm vs. Jesse
Jesse attempts to attack Storm before the bell but Storm tosses him into the corner. Jesse comes back by poking Storm in the eyes and then nails him with a back elbow and then a European Uppercut. Jesse chokes Storm and then rakes his face on the ropes. Jesse chokes Storm on the middle rope and then nails him with a series of back elbows in the corner. Jesse puts Storm in an Abdominal Stretch and then taunts the crowd as he stretches Storm. Jesse lets the hold go and then attempts a Clothesline but Storm kicks his arm away and connects with a Russian Leg Sweep. Storm attempts to whip Jesse into the ropes but Jesse reverses it only to eat a Flying Forearm from Storm! Storm then hits an Atomic Drop followed by the Eye of the Storm! Storm’s nose is bleeding. Storm charges Jesse in the corner but Jesse backdrops him over the top. Storm lands on the apron and nails Jesse with a Leaping Enziguri to the back of the head followed by a Neckbreaker! Storm hits an Alabama Slam (ROLL TIDE!) followed by Closing Time! Storm then sets up for the Last Call and really gets the crowd behind him as he sends Jesse’s teeth into the 5th row! 1…2…3!
Winner: Storm via pinfall (Last Call)
After the match Storm picks up Jesse’s lifeless body and asks him what he just said and then he mockingly says “sorry about my damn luck, Cowboy” and drops him.
TNA World Tag Team Championships
“Mexican Warrior” Chavo Guerrero Jr. & “Super Mex” Hernandez (c) vs. “The IT Factor” Bobby Roode & “A-Double” Austin Aries
Roode and Aries argue over their entrance music as they come out and then they take turns trying to get to the ring first. Roode and Chavo will start this one off. They lockup and Roode gets Chavo in a Wristlock, but Chavo reverses it into a side headlock. Roode shoves Chavo into the ropes and then they both attempt Shoulder Blocks but neither man goes down. They lockup again but this time Chavo gets Roode in a Waistlock but Roode catches him with a back elbow. Roode then whips Chavo into the ropes and attempts a clothesline, but Chavo ducks and then catches Roode with a Spinning Headscissors Takeover! Chavo follows up with a dropkick and Roode retreats to his corner where Aries blind tags himself in. Roode & Aries argue over it but Aries calms Roode down. While that was going on Chavo tagged in the big man and Aries turns around to realize Hernandez is now in the ring. Aries backs off and says he thought Chavo was in. Aries grabs Hernandez in a side headlock but Hernandez lifts Aries up into the air and places him on the top rope. Hernandez then backs away and shows his muscles to Aries. Aries then lays across the ropes and taunts Hernandez. Hernandez charges at him but Aries catches him with a side headlock and then Hernandez shoves him into the ropes and goes for a backdrop. Aries avoids him with a cartwheel and then nonchalantly walks over to his corner as Hernandez looks on not amused. Aries wants a tag but Roode tells him to turn around where Hernandez destroys him with a Shoulder Block! Hernandez then goes for the Delayed Suplex but Roode comes in and pulls Aries down. They kick Hernandez and then set up for a Double Suplex but Chavo cuts them off and then he and Hernandez Double Suplex Roode & Aries! Hernandez tags Chavo in and then Scoop Slams Aries. Chavo hits a Slingshot Somersault Senton on Aries and then he attempts to whip Aries into the ropes, but Aries reverses it and Roode trips him and pulls him out to the floor. Roode holds Chavo as Aries dives through the ropes with the Heat Seeking Missile, but Chavo moves and Aries slams into his own partner! Chavo then tosses Aries into the guardrail!
Back from the break Chavo whips Aries into the corner and then whips Hernandez into a Splash on Aries in the corner! Hernandez covers Aries and gets a nearfall until Roode breaks it up. Hernandez tags Chavo back in and then connects with a Snapmare Takeover followed by a Sliding Dropkick from Chavo. Chavo and Aries exchange chops in the corner and then Chavo catches Aries with a series of European Uppercuts! Chavo tags Hernandez back in and then he Scoop Slams Aries, and then Hernandez Scoop Slams Chavo on top of Aries! Hernandez hits a Big Splash and gets another nearfall and again Roode breaks it up. Roode screams at Aries to “do something damn it!” Hernandez tags Chavo back in and Chavo dives off the top with a Flying Axe Handle as Hernandez holds Aries. Chavo attempts to whip Aries into the ropes but Aries reverses it and Roode nails Chavo in the back with a knee as he hits the ropes. Chavo smacks Roode but then turns around and walks into a Rolling Elbow from Aries! Roode chokes Chavo in the ropes and then Aries joins in and they do the whole “phantom tag behind the ref’s back” bit as Roode puts the boots to Chavo in the corner. Roode whips Chavo into the ropes and then he hits him with a back elbow for a nearfall. Roode tosses Chavo into Aries’ boot and then connects with a Snapmare Takeover. Aries blind tags himself in as Roode hits a Rolling Neck Snap to a seated Chavo and then Aries dives off the middle rope with a Flying Elbow! 1…2…NO Chavo kicks out! Aries shoves Chavo back into the heel corner and tags Roode back in. Roode puts the boots to Chavo and then a clothesline as Chavo attempted a comeback for another nearfall. Roode puts Chavo in a chinlock as Taz reveals to the announce team that he has a boil on his ass (thanks for that Taz). Roode headbutts Chavo and then tags Aries back in again and holds Chavo as Aries hits body shots. Aries chokes Chavo in the ropes and then as Aries distracts the referee Roode pulls Chavo out to the floor and slams him into the guardrail. Roode holds Chavo as Aries dives off the top with a Flying Axe Handle onto Chavo on the floor! Back in the ring Aries gets another nearfall using the ropes for leverage. Aries rakes Chavo’s face across the ropes and then tags Roode back in and holds Chavo in the corner as Roode puts the boots to him. Chavo tries to fight out of the corner but Roode puts a stop to that with a Drop Toe Hold and then he drags him back to the heel corner and puts him in a chinlock. Roode cannonballs down across Chavo’s back and then spits at Hernandez and then the heel phantom tag strikes again and Aries puts Chavo in a chinlock. Aries cannonballs across Chavo’s back and then puts him in a chinlock again. Chavo cannonballs yet again but as he goes for a third one Chavo rolls over to his back and Aries lands on his knees! Chavo kicks Aries away but by doing so he sent him into the heel corner where Roode is able to tag himself in. Chavo reaches out to Hernandez but Roode cuts him off and then tosses him into the corner and lays into him with kicks and punches. Roode whips Chavo into the opposite corner and charges at him but Chavo catches him with a back elbow! Chavo then climbs up top and attempts to rip a page out of his father’s book with the Diving Moonsault, but Roode moves and Chavo lands on his feet! Roode and Chavo then attempt clotheslines at the same time and lay each other out. Chavo gets the hot tag to Hernandez as Aries also tags in! Hernandez nails Aries with a Shoulder Block and then a series of Double Sledges! Hernandez Press Slams Aries on top of Roode! Hernandez then hits a Splash on Aries in the corner followed by the Backbreaker over his shoulder! 1…2…NO Roode breaks it up! Hernandez tosses Roode into the corner and then goes for a Splash again, but Roode backdrops him over the top! Hernandez lands on his feet and then nails Roode with a Shoulderblock through the ropes! Hernandez then sets up for the Slingshot Shoulder Block but Roode pulls Aries into the move saving himself! Roode kicks Hernandez and then attempts to whip him into the ropes, but Hernandez reverses it and goes for a backdrop. Roode stops and kicks Hernandez and then hits him with a NASTY chop! Roode hits the ropes but eats the Get Off Me Shoulderblock from Hernandez! Chavo tags back in and hits the Three Amigos on Aries, but as he went for the third one Aries blocked it and then went for the Brainbuster! Chavo blocks it and shoves Aries into a returning Roode! Roode and Aries start shoving each other and arguing and Roode actually starts to walk up the ramp! Chavo finishes the Three Amigos on Aries as he turns around and then Hernandez comes in and sets up for the Border Toss as Chavo climbs up top, but Roode comes running back down and shoves Chavo off the top! Hernandez lets Aries go as the referee checks on Chavo, and then Aries low blows Hernandez and Roode tosses him out to the floor! Roode whips Aries into the IED on Chavo in the corner and then Aries tosses Chavo into the Double-R Spinebuster from Roode! Aries climbs up top and hits the 450 Splash on Chavo! 1…2…3 NEW CHAMPS!
Winners & NEW Tag Champs: Roode & Aries via pinfall (450 Splash)
Aries & Roode celebrate after the match and point to their head as they celebrate.
In the back Ray and Sting talk about the match tonight as Brooke looks on. Hulk Hogan walks in and Sting says this is a conversation long overdue and he and Brooke walk out. Hogan says it’s good to see his son-in-law has his head in the game and he says this match is tailor made for Bully. He says it’s all on Bully to make sure that he proves to everyone just how wrong Hulk was about him and that he really is the good guy he says he is. Bully says he “ain’t no good guy” and just because he’s good to his daughter doesn’t make him a good guy. Ray says he didn’t forget what Aces & Eights did to Hogan or Sting or to Brooke on their wedding day. Ray asks Hogan if he knows who he is, and he says, “I’m Bully Ray…I ain’t no good guy…I’m a very bad one…” and then Hogan says for their family’s sake he hopes he knows who Bully really he is. Hogan says this ends tonight and it’s up to Bully to end it for everybody and then they fist bump and Bully says “consider it done, dad.”
A video package highlighting AJ Styles’ rough 2012 and ends with part of AJ’s last promo that we’ve seen where he says “from now on I’m not going to do the right thing, I’m going to do MY thing.”
Miss Tessmacher vs. Tara
Tara looks distraught as she comes out to the ring without Jesse and as the bell rings Tessmacher rolls her up for a quick nearfall. Tara fights back and slams Tessmacher into the mat and then she locks in a side headlock and connects with a headlock takeover as she yells “JESSE!” out. Tessmacher fights up to her feet and shoves Tara into the ropes but eats a shoulder block from the champ. Tessmacher answers by tripping Tara and then connecting with a dropkick. Tessmacher attempts to whip Tara into the opposite corner but Tara reverses it and then Tessmacher kicks herself out of the corner and into a Rolling Wheelbarrow Slam! 1…2…NO Tara kicks out! Tessmacher tosses Tara into the corner and hits the Asstastic and then Tara retreats to the rampway to get away from Tessmacher. Tessmacher follows her out and nails Tara with forearm smashes and then tosses Tara back into the ring. Tessmacher climbs up top but Tara crotches her and then pulls her down to her shoulders and hits the Spider’s Web! 1…2…NO Tessmacher kicks out! I swear Todd is the only TNA announcer that actually calls moves by their names (he obviously reads my recaps, insert sarcasm). Tara tosses Tessmacher across the ring by her hair and then she hangs Tessmacher up in the air by her hair. Tara puts Tessmacher in a Full Nelson but Tessmacher counters only to get slammed to the mat by her hair. Tara blatantly chokes Tessmacher and then covers her for another nearfall. Tara does her own version of the Asstastic to Tessmacher mocking her, but it almost costs her as Tessmacher rolls her up for a nearfall! Tara gets back to her feet and clotheslines Tessmacher for another nearfall! Tara puts Tessmacher in a headlock but Tessmacher fights up to her feet and breaks the hold and then bounces off the ropes only to eat a clothesline from Tara. Tara hangs Tessmacher by her hair again but this time Tessmacher flips over Tara’s back and then nails Tara with forearms followed by a series of clotheslines. Tessmacher hits a Hurricanrana and then goes for the Falling Facebuster out of the corner but Tara blocks it and then slams her into the turnbuckles! Tessmacher hit’s the Tess-Shocker! 1…2…3!
Winner: Tessmacher via pinfall (Tess-Shocker)
Jeramy Borash introduces the British Boot Camp winner, Rockstar Spud. Spud looks out at the crowd and then says Rockstar Spud is in the building and he’s finally where he always wanted to be in the ring in front of thousands of his countrymen. Before he can say anything else Robbie E and Robbie T interrupt him. Robbie says that the fact that Rockstar Spud won a TNA contract is a travesty unless TNA is hiring midgets now. Robbie says he isn’t a rockstar, he’s a pizza delivery boy. Rockstar gets in his face but Robbie T gets in between them. Robbie E screams at Spud to go get his pizza and then he says if Bigger Rob wasn’t holding him back he’d be kicking Spud’s butt. He says if he told Bigger Rob to knock Spud out right now he would knock him out. He says that Bigger Rob does what he tells him to do which causes Bigger Rob to act like he’s bending down to pick something up so Spud can deck Robbie! Robbie T acts like he doesn’t know what just happened as Robbie E freaks out. Rockstar Spud stops Robbie T from leaving until he starts dancing.
In the back Sting and Bully Ray talk about the match and Ray says Sting has had his back from the beginning and he won’t let Sting down tonight. Brooke walks up but Sting says Bully needs to get his gameface on and walks away. Ray says maybe he needs to put on the war paint too and Sting says “it’s showtime folks!”
Mike Tenay says that Jeff Hardy’s MRI was negative and he’ll be back to action in a few weeks aka when TNA gets back from England.
Tag Team Tables Match
“The Icon” Sting & Bully Ray vs. Aces & Eights (Devon & D.O.C.)
Bully Ray is wearing the Sting face paint like he did at Bound for Glory. Sting and Bully hit the ring and go right after Aces! Bully pairs off with his brother while Sting goes after DOC. They whip Devon & DOC into each other and then lay them out with clotheslines. Ray goes after DOC now while Sting goes after Devon. Ray slams DOC back and forth from corner to corner. Sting then comes over and they whip him into the ropes and connect with a Double Clothesline. Sting & Ray then whip Devon into the ropes and then nail him with a Double Back Elbow. Ray hits a Stinger Splash on Devon and then Sting hit’s one on Devon of his own! Ray and Sting then whip DOC into Devon and then Sting whips Ray into a Stinger Splash on Devon & DOC followed by a Double Clothesline from Sting! They toss Aces & Eights out to the floor as we go to a break.
Back from the break Ray hits a Big Boot on DOC but then he misses an Elbow Drop and DOC hits Ray with a Big Boot of his own! Ray rolls out to the floor and DOC follows him where he chokes Ray with a belt. Devon beats on Sting in the corner and then attempts to whip him into the ropes but Sting reverses it and hits a clothesline followed by a back elbow and then a Scoop Slam. Sting grabs Devon’s legs as Ray climbs up top and does the Wassup Headbutt into Devon’s balls! Ray and Sting do the “get the tables” spot and the crowd LOUDLY chants it with them. Ray slides a table into the ring and then sets it up but DOC & Devon come back and lay them out. Devon & DOC attempt to Double Suplex Sting into the table but Bully pulls it away! Ray betas on Devon in the corner but then DOC Hits him from behind and tosses him over the top to the floor. They set the table back up and put Sting on top of it. DOC climbs up top but Ray pulls Devon out to the floor and they clothesline each other. Sting gets off the table and crotches DOC on the top rope! Sting goes for a Superplex but KNOX runs out and pulls the table out of the way! KNOX holds Sting as Devon comes in and swings at him but Sting ducks and he lays out KNOX! Sting hits the Scorpion Death Drop on DOC and then goes out to the floor to brawl with KNOX! Devon swings at Ray several times but Ray shrugs it off and Hulks up as Devon continues to hit him. Ray then hits a series of right hands followed by the Big Boot! Ray then Chokeslams Devon through the table!
Winners: Sting & Bully Ray via putting Devon through a table
Hulk Hogan & Brooke walk out as Hulk applauds Sting & Ray.
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