TNA HARDCORE JUSTICE: Pope vs. Devon (Bound for Glory Series Match)
Aug 7, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Bound for Glory Series Match
“The Pope” D'Angelo Dinero vs. Devon
Matt Morgan is out to join Taz and Tenay on commentary.
Before the match, The Pope grabs a mic and says he just tweeted to the world that he respected him. He talks about giving Devon 7 points and said his relationship with Devon's kids and mother mean more to him. Pope says he is going to prove that. Pope lays down and tells Devon to pin him. Devon said he will get that 7 points, but he will get it when Pope gets the hell up and gives the people what they want. Lock up and Devon with a big hip toss on Pope. When Devon drops down after the hip toss, Pope pulls Devon over him to finish the match. Devon stands up and tells Pope to fight. Devon slaps Pope. Pope catches Devon with a knee to the gut and big shot to the back of his neck. Devon with a quick hip toss into a shoulder lock. Devon with a diving headbutt off the ropes over Pope. Morgan talks about Devon losing weight to improve his conditioning in the ring now that he is a singles wrestler. Pope tries to use his chain on Devon, but Devon's sons yell at Pope and take it away from him. This allows Devon to get in a quick uppercut and send Pope back in the ring. Pope fires back with a big boot to Devon in the corner. Pope with a crossbody for a two count. Devon with a jumping shoulder block. Pope goes for the DDE, but stops in his tracks and Devon takes him out with a big spear. Morgan is breathing loudly in anger into his headset. Pope with a counter and rollup to get the pinfall over Devon.
Winner: “The Pope” D'Angelo Dinero
After the match, The Pope extends his hand to Devon. Devon walks away. Devon's sons yell at him to shake his hand. Devon gets back in the ring and shakes Pope's hand. Pope is now at #8 with 17 points.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Rob Van Dam talking about his Bound for Glory Series match with Crimson tonight. RVD talks about how he will move to the #1 spot tonight beating the undefeated Crimson. Jerry Lynn walks up and says he will be in RVD's corner tonight.
A video package runs hyping Mickie James vs. Winter tonight.
* Mickie James defending the TNA Knockouts Championship against Winter is up next.