TNA Impact 6/28/2012
Impact Wrestling opens up this week highlights from last week focusing on Austin Aries and the AJ/Dixie/Crackhead drama.
In the back Dixie talks with AJ and she says she knows things didn’t happen like they had planned but she’s happy that they can just move on now. AJ agrees and says he’s going to “move on” right to the ring and beat the piss out of Kazarian & Daniels. AJ says this about revenge and he’s going to put the nail in the coffin for Crackhead Claire.
Taz and Tenay hype up the Main Event for tonight, AJ & Angle defending the tag straps against Kaz & Daniels and then we cut to the back where Dixie walks alongside Crackhead Claire. Cut to the ring and we’re going right into the first BFG Series Match tonight.
BFG Series Match
Mr. Anderson vs. “Whole F’N Show” Rob Van Dam
Anderson currently sits at #3 with 9 points while RVD still has yet to score a point. Mike Tenay reveals that Hulk Hogan has changed the time limit for ALL BFG Series Matches moving forward. All BFG Series Matches will now have a 15 Minute time limit rather than the previously announced 10. RVD and Anderson lockup and RVD gets Anderson in a Waistlock, but Anderson reverses into a Waistlock of his own. RVD reverses again and counters into a side headlock but Anderson catches RVD in a cradle. 1…2…NO RVD counters into a cradle of his own for his own nearfall! They both get back to their feet and Anderson rolls RVD up for another nearfall and RVD then sweeps Anderson’s legs and gets another nearfall for himself. Anderson answers right back with a sweep and nearfall of his own. They get to their feet and stare each other down and then slap hands before Anderson slaps RVD across the face! RVD answers back and the two exchange strikes with Anderson taking RVD down with a clothesline for another nearfall. Anderson follows up with a Vertical Suplex for yet another nearfall. Anderson goes for another Vertical Suplex but RVD blocks it and then rolls Anderson up with a body scissors! 1…2…NO Anderson kicks out and RVD trips him with a drop toe hold as he got to his feet. RVD holds onto one of the legs of Anderson and bridges back into a Bridging Chinlock! Anderson rights it and is able to scrape his way to the ropes and break the hold. RVD hits a knee to the gut on Anderson and then locks in an Abdominal Stretch and as Anderson fights it RVD rolls back onto his back for a pin, 1…2…NO Anderson kicks out and RVD holds onto a seated Abdominal Stretch/Body Scissors on the mat. Anderson fights the hold with elbows and counters into a headlock. RVD fights up to his feet and shoves Anderson into the ropes and then leapfrogs Anderson and as Anderson ducks under RVD, RVD then hits the ropes. Anderson goes for a leapfrog of his own but RVD stops short and catches Anderson with an Atomic Drop! RVD hits the ropes but eats a back elbow from Anderson! 1…2…NO RVD grabs the bottom rope. Anderson whips RVD into the ropes and goes for a backdrop but RVD backflips over Anderson and then hits a gorgeous Bridging Northern Lights Suplex! 1…2…NO Anderson kicks out! RVD gets back to his feet and hits a series of strikes capped off with a Superman Punch! RVD hits a cartwheel into a Standing Moonsault! 1…2…NO Anderson kicks out! RVD follows up with a Split Legged Moonsault but Anderson gets his knees up! 1…2…NO RVD kicks out again! Anderson stalks RVD and goes for the Mic Chcek but RVD blocks it with a series of back elbows and then he hits the ropes but gets caught with a Swinging Neckbreaker from Anderson! 1…2…NO RVD still kicks out! Anderson grabs RVD and goes for the Green Bay Plunge but RVD blocks it and goes for a German Suplex, but Anderson blocks that and locks in a Sleeper! RVD backs Anderson into the corner and then slams him into the corner and armdrags Anderson! RVD charges at Anderson but Anderson catches him and goes for the Green Bay Plunge again only to get caught with a Crucifix Rollup by RVD! 1…2…3!
Winner: RVD via pinfall (crucifix)
New World Title #1 Contender Austin Aries makes his way down to the ring still with the X-Division Championship. We will hear from him after the break.
Back from the break Aries asks who’s ready for a dose of greatness and then says last week he stood in this ring with Hulk Hogan to make a decision that would not only effect his own career but the X-Division and TNA as a whole. He says the decision to relinquish the X-Division Title to get the shot to face Roode was not an easy decision to make. He says on one hand he has defeated every bit of the X-Division opposition put in his way and he also stepped into the Heavyweight division and defeated monsters like Bully Ray and Samoa Joe. He says he feels that he needed some “bigger” competition but he also has too much respect for the X-Division Title and wants to show that with Option C. Aries reminds us that every single year the X-Division Champion will get the opportunity to trade in the belt for a shot at the World Heavyweight Title. He says that when Hogan agreed to that stipulation it made his decision easy meaning he will be facing Roode for the World Heavyweight Championship, but that also means his days as X-Division Champion are now numbered. Aries says that leads to the question everyone is asking him, what’s going to happen to the X-Division now? Aries says there will be a Tournament at Destination X to crown a NEW X-Division Champion and in the back he saw some “old” X-Division faces and some “new” X-Division faces and they were all hungry for the same opportunity he got. Aries says last year he was given an opportunity and he went from a man with no contract to a man with a shot at the World Title in the Main Event at Destination X. Bobby Roode’s music cuts off the #1 Contender and the CHAMP makes his way down to the ring.
Roode says he couldn’t help but overhear how pathetically overconfident Aries was sounding tonight but Aries says that’s nothing new for him. Roode says that is up his alley but then tells Aries to take a good look at what Roode is holding (the World Title) and says that it is the REAL World Championship. He says it’s the real World Championship because he made that way. He says that he single handedly made it the most important thing in the industry and he is the most dominant World Heavyweight Champion in the history of TNA. Roode says Aries wants to come out and talk about opportunities and there are 12 men fighting for the opportunity to win the BFG Series to walk into the Main Event at BFG and face Roode and make a name for themselves against him. Roode says the only reason Aries got his opportunity for DX is because of Hulk Hogan. Aries starts to say something sarcastic but Roode screams at him to shutup because he’s not done talking. Roode says the only reason Aries gets a chance to stand in the ring with him is because of Hogan. He says what Option C really is, is nothing more than a failure because Aries is setting himself up for failure as well as setting the X-Division up for failure. He says at DX Bobby Roode will make sure Aries fails because he’s not even in Bobby’s league. Roode tells him to get the hell out of his ring.
Aries says this is HIS ring and since they both say it’s their ring then maybe he should make Aries leave and then slaps the microphone out of Roode’s hand! They square off and start getting in each other’s face before Roode laughs at Aries and then leaves the ring saying Aries isn’t even worth it as the fans shower him with boos. Roode says Aries isn’t worth his time.
Footage of the Crackhead Claire from last week is shown.
Earlier today Claire reveals that she met AJ through Dixie and she met Dixie through her mom who is friends with Dixie. Crackhead Claire says things got bad is when Kaz & Daniels found out that AJ was helping her. She hesitates a bit when asked if she knew Kaz and Daniels before this and then denies ever knowing them before.
Cut to Kaz and Daniels as Kaz freaks out over what’s going on. Kaz says he turned his back on his best friend (AJ) because Daniels convinced him and got him to buy into his bullsh*t. Kaz says it stops tonight but Daniels says they have the rematch tonight as Kaz walks out of the room.
TNA X-Division Tournament Quallifying Match
Rubix vs. “Playa From The Himalayas” Sonjay Dutt
This is Dutt’s first time on TNA TV since 2009 and Rubix is also known as Jigsaw in the independent circuit in America. He works primarily for CHIKARA Pro and has also worked for Ring of Honor in the past. He was trained by Mike Quackenbush and legendary Lucha Libre trainer Skayde Sr. and is most known for his unusual mask and high flying style. Sonjay and Rubix lockup and Sonjay gets Rubix in a side headlock but Rubix shoves him into the ropes only to walk into a shoulder block from Dutt. Dutt hits the ropes and Rubix leapfrogs him and then rolls backwards but Dutt flips over Rubix. Rubix charges at Sonjay and then springboards off the ropes into a Springboard Armdrag followed by another armdrag and then a sliding dropkick! 1…2…NO Sonjay kicks out! Rubix hits a Knee Strike to Sonjay and then hits the ropes but Sonjay catches him with a back elbow. Sonjay hits an armdrag of his own followed by a gorgeous hurricanrana that sends Jigsaw out to the floor! Sonjay sets up for a dive but Rubix shows off his quickness by leaping back into the ring and catching Sonjay with a slam. Rubix then hits a Sliding Knee that sends Dutt out to the floor and Rubix follows up with a Tope Suicida through the ropes onto Sonjay on the floor! Rubix rolls Sonjay back into the ring and then dives off the top but Sonjay catches him with a dropkick in midair! Rubix attempts to come back as he charges at Sonjay in the corner but Sonjay sidesteps him by sliding through the bottom and middle rope and then catching Rubix with a Seesaw kick. Rubix is laid out hanging over the middle rope so Sonjay slingshots himself over the top into a crazy Slingshot Guillotine Leg Drop! Sonjay follows up with a Springboard Splash! 1…2…NO Rubix kicks out! Sonjay goes for the Sonjay Cutter but Rubix blocks it and then charges at Dutt only to eat a back elbow. Sonjay then goes for a Lariat but Rubix catches his arm and counters into a back elbow and then a Leaping Enziguri! Rubix hits a gorgeous Bridging German Suplex! 1…2…NO Dutt kicks out! Rubix gets fired up as the fans get behind him as well and goes for another German but this time Sonjay blocks it and hits another back elbow. Dutt bounces off the ropes and catches Rubix with an insane Tilt-a-Whirl Spinning DDT! Rubix got spiked! Dutt climbs up top and hits an INSANE Moonsault Double Foot Stomp! 1…2…3!
Winner: Dutt via pinfall (Moonsault Double Foot Stomp)
Christy Hemme talks with Sonjay ringside and says he’s back for one thing as the fans chant “welcome back” at him, and that one thing is the one thing he never got in his first run in TNA: The X-Division Championship. Dutt says there ain’t no one in TNA that has swagger like him.
Taz, Prichard, and Snow talk about Taeler Hendrix from last week.
Clips of Taeler Hendrix vs. Tara from last week are shown and more of the Gut Check Judges evaluation from last week is shown. Taz liked her and Bruce things she’s a little “too green” still. Taz mentions her experience with Cancer and things it will make her humble but also hungry. Taz mentions that a lot of young wrestlers have a sense of entitlement but doesn’t thing she does. Prichard says he can put up with assholes all day long as long as they bring it.
As Bully Ray comes to the ring clips of the drama between he and Abyss/Joseph Park from last week is shown.
BFG Series Match
Bully Ray vs. “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe
Joe still wearing the “Nation of Violence” gear, still not really sure as to why he switched ring gear back. Joe is currently in 2nd place with 17 points after a couple of wins at Live Events this past weekend. Ray gets in Joe’s face but he isn’t going to intimidate the Samoan Submission Machine and Joe backs Ray down. As it looks like they’re going to lock up Ray again backs away frustrating Joe and he does it a 3rd time before they finally lockup. Joe gets Ray in a wristlock but Ray reverses into one of his own. Joe reverses it into a side headlock but Ray shoves him into the ropes and the two monsters slam into each other with shoulder blocks! Neither one budges so Joe hits the ropes and the two clash again and again no one budges. Joe hits the ropes a third time but this time Ray catches him with a back elbow! Ray elbows Joe’s arm repeatedly and Joe tries to answer with jabs but gets cut off with a rake of the eyes from the Bully. Ray follows up with a Vertical Suplex and then a Diving Headbutt! Ray taunts the crowd and then goes for a Camel Clutch as we cut to a break.
Back from the break Joe hits a Running Shoulder Block followed by a 2nd one and then a Running Back Elbow and Leaping Enziguri in the corner on Ray! Joe hits the ropes but Ray catches him with a Spinning Lariat! Both men are down now. Ray slaps Joe HARD and Joe answers with a forearm! They continue to exchange NASTY chops and forearms in the center of the ring with Joe getting the advantage after a flurry of strikes! Joe hits the ropes but Joe and Ray clothesline each other leading to both men crashing to the mat. Ray’s arm drapes over Joe, 1…2…NO Joe kicks out! Joe hits a series of strikes and then goes for a Suplex but Joe sells an arm to the injury and not being able to lift Ray up. Ray immediately grabs Joe’s arm, twists it, and slams Joe to the mat with it. Ray grabs Joe’s arm and slams it on the mat and then he puts Ray in an armbar. He uses the ropes for leverage everytime the referee checks on Joe. Joe gets the ropes to break the hold and Ray wraps Joe’s arm around the top rope and yanks on it while holding Joe back with his leg. Ray continues to punish Joe’s arm by Elbow Dropping it as Taz points out Ray taking Joe’s arm out could take away the Coquina Clutch. Joe retreats to the outside but he baits Ray to getting close and then he drags Ray out. Joe hits Ray with a series of strikes but Ray cuts him off with a rake of the eyes and then slams Joe’s arm into the ring steps! Ray rolls Joe back into the ring and then goes for a Splash but Joe rolls out of the way and looks he just snapped! Joe hits Ray with strike after strike and then whips him into the corner. Joe charges but Ray catches him with a back elbow and then walks into an Atomic Drop from Joe! Joe follows up with a Mafia Kick and then a Senton Backsplash! 1…2…NO Ray kicks out! Joe hits Ray with jabs and then goes for a Spinning Lariat but Ray catches him with a Rock Bottom! 1…2…NO Joe kicks out! Ray climbs up top and dives off with a Diving Backsplash Senton, but Joe rolls out of the way! Ray rolls out to the floor and Joe goes for a dive but Ray moves out of the way! Joe lands on his feet but then walks into a Big Boot from Ray! Ray rolls back into the ring as Joe is laid out on the outside! Joseph Park runs down and gets on the apron and screams at Ray as the referee is counting Joe out. Park slams the holy hell out of Ray as Ray got in his face! Joe slides in the ring and locks Ray in the Coquina Clutch! Ray taps!
Winner: Joe via submission (Coquina Clutch)
After the match Park says he knows who Bully is but does Bully know who HE is? Park says he’s Joseph Park while Ray is nothing but a jackass bully. He says he was bullied his entire life from the playgrounds until law school and it ends right here. Park says this is about he and Ray as a “you tapped out” chant is directed at Ray. He says that he saw Ray bully everyone for long enough and he’s sick of it. He says the fans are sick of it too so why don’t they settle this thing once and for all. Park says two weeks from tonight he’ll meet Ray in the ring and fight him again! He says this time he’s bringing the fight right to him. Ray looks stunned at Park’s balls suddenly.
Tenay mentions that earlier today the real audio recording from last month in which Kaz and Daniels played between AJ & Dixie. The full recording is now at TNA’s website and you haven’t heard it AJ and Dixie were actually planning for Dixie’s husbands surprise birthday party, and Daniels had it edited to seem as something else.
More of Crackhead Claire’s story is talked about with her and Dixie. Dixie says the picture of AJ and her was the moment that AJ told her how bad things were with Claire and she was a basket case at that time so AJ was consoling her. Dixie says the footage of her and AJ in the hotel was actually AJ bringing Dixie to the hotel to see Claire right after she got out of rehab. Dixie mentions the tampered phone conversation, mentioning it being a surprise party for Serg and says that AJ came with his wife for the party. Crackhead Claire says they’re pretty crafty so you have to give it to them.
In Hogan’s office Kazarian talks to Hogan and says he made a huge mistake by believing Christopher Daniels and claims that he thought everything was real. He says he can’t team with Daniels but Hogan says he needs to be accountable for following Daniels lead. He says that he isn’t the same Kazarian that he met when Hogan first came into TNA. Hogan says he doesn’t want to be in the ring with Daniels but he needs to be held accountable in this match and they’ll find out what Kaz is made of. Kaz mockingly thanks Hogan and leaves.
In the back Madison Rayne approaches Garett Bischoff and she says that she has a crush and she was wandering what “he’s” like. Garett looks confused and Madison whispers who the person is to Garett. Garett laughs and says “good luck with that” before walking away.
Brooke Hogan reveals that she got Brooke Tessmacher a sponsorship with Direct Auto and then Gail Kim walks up and says it fits because it’s “cheap rates, cheap girls.” Gail says these girls in the Knockouts Division are all cheap knockoffs of her. She says she wants her rematch and Brooke says Gail better not tell her how to do her job. Hogan says Gail’s rematch is next week against Miss Tessmacher.
X-Division Tournament Qualifying Match
Rashad Cameron vs. Mason Andrews
If Cameron looks familiar, you may have seen him jobbing out to Ryback on Smackdown last week. He is also a very talented high flyer known in the independent scene as BLK Jeez or Sabian. He is a longtime partner with Ruckus as the team BLK OUT. Mason Andrews is a very talented high flyer known as Scorpio Sky. He used to wear a mask and has primarily wrestled in the California area with promotions like PWG but he’s also worked for Ring of Honor and was a part of the short lived Wrestling Society X promotion on MTV a few years ago. Cameron jumps Mason at the bell and lights him up with chops. Cameron hits the ropes but Andrews catches him with a crazy rollup for an early nearfall. Andrews follows up with a dropkick for a nearfall and then another gorgeous dropkick for another nearfall! Andrews picks Cameron but Cameron catches him with a Jawbreaker. Cameron then charges at Andrews but Andrews backdrops him over the top to the floor! Andrews follows up with an INSANE Corkscrew Somersault Plancha over the top onto Cameron on the floor! Andrews rolls Cameron back into the ring and covers him for a nearfall. Andrews locks Cameron in a side headlock but he shoves Andrews into the ropes and then leapfrogs him and bounces off the ropes with a dropkick of his own for a nearfall. Cameron talks trash to Andrews while slapping him in the head and then he whips Andrews in the ropes and connects with a Running Knee for another nearfall. Cameron suplexes Andrews onto the top rope and then he climbs up to the middle rope and dives off with a Moonsault! Andrews rolls out of the way and goes for a kick but Cameron catches his foot. Andrews pulls it away and hits a big kick followed by a Lariat! Andrews hits another Lariat and goes for a third one but Cameron moves only to eat a NASTY Leaping Knee Strike from Andrews! Andrews follows up with a Springboard Flying Cross Body! 1…2…NO Cameron moves out of the way! Andrews goes for a 2nd Springboard Cross Body but this time Cameron sidesteps him! Cameron hits a dropkick sending Andrews out to the floor and then Cameron dives with a beautiful Somersault Plancha over the top onto Andrews on the floor! Back in the ring Cameron covers Andrews but only gets a nearfall. Cameron climbs up top but Andrews shows off his insane athleticism by leaping up and catching Cameron with a rana! 1…2…NO Cameron kicks out! Andrews picks Cameron up for something but Cameron blocks it and tries to shove Andrews into the corner. Andrews puts on the breaks before he runs into the referee but as the referee moves Cameron hits a nasty dropkick sending Andrews into the corner! Cameron then hits a Leaping STF for the pin!
Winner: Rashad Cameron via pinfall (Leaping STF)
At ringside Christy Hemme approaches Rashad Cameron and he says everybody in TV land probably feels like they’re looking at the next X-Division Champion. He says everyone just saw the beginning of the Cameron Movement and then he tells Christy next time she introduces him it’s not Philadelphia, PA it’s “Philly: 215, Philly all day, scream at me!”
Backstage Taeler Hendrix paces back and forth.
Backstage Hogan is talking on the phone about Sting but then looks to Jeff Hardy and James Storm. Storm asks Hogan what’s up with Sting and he says that they’re still trying to figure out why they did it and who it was. Hogan says they do that it’s no one that works here. Storm says he’s ready to go and kick ass and Hogan says he’s on fire and that’s why he has he and Hardy in here right now. Hardy says he’s ready more than ever and Hogan says next week in the Main Event it will be Storm vs. Hardy!
Gut Check Challenge w/Taeler Hendrix
Taeler says that she showed the judges last week that she came to shine and that she’s hungry for success. Taz gives Taeler a yes and Snow is next but before he can say anything else a disturbance in the front row distracts everyone. Taz looks over and it’s JOEY RYAN which enrages Taz. Taz slaps Ryan’s camera out of his hand while Ryan screams at Taz to hit him. Taz is screaming back as well and dares Ryan to step over the guardrail. Snow tells security to come take him away and they do so while Ryan mockingly calls Taz a “tough guy” and a “badass” for calling security. Snow gives Taeler a no and says she’s not ready yet. Taeler says she is just looking for a chance to prove how hungry she is, she says that she fought to get here and she wants to fight to show that she deserves it. She says that she can prove to them that she can shine. Prichard says he’s not sure how tough she is or if she’s ready yet but unlike a certain jerk that comes out here looking for another 2 minutes of fame she has heart so his answer is YES. Taeler Hendrix earns a TNA contract.
In the back Angle talks with AJ and he mentions how much respect he has AJ for what he did for Crackhead Claire. He says he thinks the AJ Styles he knows is back and they’ll retain the belts tonight. AJ mentions he gets what he wants with Daniels in a Last Man Standing Match at Destination X. AJ talks about how divided Kaz & Daniels are right now.
The BFG Series Leaderboard is updated. Storm remains at the top with 36 points while Joe has moved into a firm 2nd place with 27. Angle is alone at 3rd with 10 and Anderson is at #4 with 9. RVD, The Pope, Magnus, & Hardy each have 7 while Daniels has 5. Ray, Robbie, & AJ have yet to score.
Taz & Tenay mention that Chris Sabin will be on Impact next week to discuss his knee injury. Dixie and Crackhead Claire are at ringside.
TNA World Tag Team Championships
“Olympic Hero” Kurt Angle & “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles vs. “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels & Kazarian
This is a rematch from the insane match these two teams had at Slammiversary X. Am I the only one that thinks TNA really has to start selling those gloves AJ wears now? Those are beyond cool and definitely something they should market. AJ goes right after Kaz and hits him with a side headlock takeover but Kaz fights back to his feet and shoves AJ into the ropes. AJ bounces off with a shoulder block followed by a snapmare and then a kick to the back. AJ shoves Kaz into the corner and then tags Angle in. They whip Kaz into the ropes and hit a Double Shoulder Block. Angle grabs Kaz but Kaz catches him with a jawbreaker and then tags Daniels in. Angle catches Daniels with a Hip Toss and then whips him into the corner. Angle charges but Daniels gets his feet up and follows up with a Scoop Slam. Daniels tags Kaz and then hits his Slingshot Elbow Drop which usually leads to a Slingshot Leg Drop from Kaz but Kaz instead just covers Angle and gets a nearfall as Daniels looks frustrated. Daniels tags himself back in and attempts to whip Angle into the ropes but Angle reverses it and hits a big backdrop! Angle follows up with a T-Bone Suplex and then tags AJ in as Daniels rolls out to the floor. AJ dives off the apron into a rana on Daniels on the floor! AJ drops Daniels down on the ring apron and then rolls back in to break the 10 count. AJ slams Daniels into the apron again and then slams him into the guardrail as he just stares at Kaz. Kaz and Daniels argue as AJ rolls back into the ring.
Back from the break Daniels has AJ in a headlock as we see clips of AJ hitting Daniels with the Phenomenal Dropkick only to have Daniels answer with an STO during the break. Daniels hits another STO on AJ and gets a nearfall. Daniels attempts to whip AJ into the corner but AJ reverses it and goes for a Flying Clothesline but Daniels sidesteps him and AJ crashes and burns! Daniels hits a Scoop Slam and then follows up with a Split Legged Moonsault but AJ gets his knees up! AJ kicks Daniels and tags in Angle! Daniels tags Kaz and Angle snatches Kaz into the ring! Angle hits a series of Lariats and then bounces off the ropes with a Flying Forearm! Angle whips Kaz into the corner and then charges but Kaz gets his boots up. Kaz swings at Angle but gets caught with a Belly-to-Belly Overhead Suplex from the Olympian! Angle sets up for the Angle Slam but Kaz catches him with a knee and then swings but Angle ducks and hits the Rolling German Suplexes on Kaz! Angle is fired up! Daniels comes in and eats Rolling German Suplexes from Angle as well! As Angle set up for the 3rd Suplex on Daniels, Daniels actually grabbed a hold of Kaz who was holding onto the ropes! Kaz elbows Daniels and Daniels eats the German! Angle goes for the Angle Slam but Kaz counters into an armdrag. Kaz hits a TKO! 1…2…NO Angle kicks out! Kaz goes for the Fade 2 Black but Angle counters into a rollup into the Ankle Lock! Kaz rolls over and kicks Angle into the corner! AJ blind tags himself in and dives off the top with a Springboard Flying Forearm! Daniels blind tags in now but as Daniels came in AJ catches him with the Nipup Hurricanrana! Literally the first time AJ’s pulled that one out in years! He follows up with a Lariat and then a back elbow! AJ hits a series of forearms and then goes for a spinning heel kick but Daniels blocks it and then goes for a rollup but AJ shrugs him off. AJ ducks a clothesline from Daniels and then both men fly through the air with Cross Bodies and slam into each other! AJ goes for a Spinning Clothesline on Daniels but he ducks and AJ nails Kaz! AJ then walks into a Spinout Powerbomb from Daniels! Daniels swings at Angle but he ducks and goes for another German! Daniels grabs the referee to stop him and then elbows Angle and then Angle charges at Daniels but he sidesteps him and Angle goes flying into the referee sending the ref to the floor! Daniels clotheslines Angle to the floor and then goes out and grabs a chair! Daniels goes to hit AJ with it but Kaz takes it away! Daniels turns around and AJ nails him with the Pele! AJ sees Kaz with the chair and then Kaz flips Daniels off and tells him to finish it. Kaz walks away and goes for the Styles Clash on Daniels but then Kaz comes back in and absolutely BLASTS AJ with a disgusting chair shot to the back! Daniels covers AJ and Kaz tosses the referee back in! 1…2….3!
Winners & NEW Tag Champs: Kaz & Daniels via pinfall
After the match Kaz smiles at Daniels and hands him his belt and then they hug as Daniels looks surprised! Daniels grabs a microphone and says “WE DID IT” and today is a celebration. He tells Dixie to turn her frown upside down and says Crackhead Claire told the truth but not the whole truth. Daniels says you can tell that Crackhead Claire is pregnant but what you don’t known is that the “bastards” daddy is AJ STYLES! Dixie flips the hell out as Claire sits down and puts her head in her hands. Daniels laughs and says “congratulations AJ I’m sure it’ll be a Phenomenal baby!” (okay that was funny)
Terrific show tonight, TNA is really hitting it right now. Even the drama filled AJ/Dixie storyline is at least a step in the right direction, it’s an actual STORY. The whole “Young & The Restless” drama doesn’t do much for me but they put another twist on the thing to make people question again. Is it another lie from Daniels or is it legit this time? They tried to fill in some plot holes with the backstage segments too but there still remains a few. I liked the tease from Kaz only to see him seal his hate for AJ.
I absolutely LOVE the X-Division Tournament which is much like what they did last year, they just have to keep the momentum with the X-Division going PAST Destination X this time. All the X-Division guys looked great tonight and I really hope Scorpio Sky (Andrews) and Jigsaw (Rubix) can get another shot with TNA because both guys are great. I gave a little background information on each guy during the play-by-play for those that don’t know who each guy was or doesn’t feel like looking it up. I’m really looking forward to seeing who TNA will bring in next week.
Great promo from Aries and Roode tonight, the mic work from those two is going to be stellar heading into DX.
I’m really not into these Gut Check segments but the Joey Ryan inclusion made things interesting. Ryan has been doing this type of thing on Youtube and Twitter since his appearance in TNA but they haven’t really talked about it on TV yet. I loved that part of it.
RVD/Anderson had a fun little match and RVD has looked really reenergized the last few months. It was also nice to see RVD throw some submissions out there (something he doesn’t do much of) to emphasize the importance on getting extra points. Joe and Ray had a great HART HITTING, STIFF match. Great work from Ray working over Joe’s arm the whole match and Park showed some nice fire in his promo afterward too.
Great Main Event, not as good as their classic from Slammiversary, but this one was more about the story than the match really. The match was still REALLY fun however.
*And to anyone that might get mad at me calling the Claire chick “Crackhead Claire” it’s just a joke.
1)BFG Series: RVD def. Mr. Anderson (7 points)
2)X-Division Tournament Qualifying Match: Sonjay Dutt def. Rubix
3)BFG Series: Samoa Joe def. Bully Ray (10 points)
4)X-Division Tournament Qualifying Match: Rashad Cameron def. Mason Andrews
5)TNA Tag Team Titles: Daniels & Kaz def. AJ Styles & Kurt Angle (c) to win the titles!
– Promo/Segment of the Night: Roode/Aries
– Match of the Night: Tag Titles (***1/2)
– Overall Grade: A
BFG Series Standings
1) James Storm (36 points)
2) Samoa Joe (27 points)
3) Kurt Angle (10 points)
4) Mr. Anderson (9 points)
5) RVD (7 points)
The Pope (7 points)
Magnus (7 points)
Jeff Hardy (7 points)
6) Christopher Daniels (5 points)
7) Bully Ray (0 points)
AJ Styles (0 points)
Robbie E (0 points)
Scheduled for Next Week:
-BFG Series: Jeff Hardy vs. James Storm
-X-Division Tournament Qualifiers: 2 more matches
-Chris Sabin speaks about his injury
Destination X Lineup:
– TNA World Title: Bobby Roode (c) vs. Austin Aries
– BFG Series: Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle
– Last Man Standing Match: AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels
-X-Division Tournament: Rashad Cameron vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. TBA vs. TBA
-TNA X-Division Title Ultimate X Match: TBA vs. TBA