BOUND FOR GLORY: Hulk Hogan vs. Sting
Oct 16, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Hulk Hogan vs. Sting
The bell rings and Hogan and Sting circle the ring. Hogan throws a few jabs, stops himself and then calls for someone. Ric Flair’s music hits and Flair struts down the ramp. They show shots of a worried looking Dixie Carter at ringside. Lock up and Sting goes for a side headlock. Hogan with a shoulder block that drops Sting. Hogan throws his bandana at Sting, flexes and crotch chops at Sting. Huge reaction from the crowd in Philly. Hogan starts choking Sting and drops him with a clothesline. Hogan with a right hand that drops Sting. Flair starts choking Sting with his jacket on the outside and gets in a few low blows in front of Dixie Carter. Referee Jackson James turns his back to what is taking place. Hogan with shots to Sting against the barricade and then starts biting his head. Flair hands Hogan an object and Hogan starts hitting Sting in the forehead with it. Sting is busted open. Hogan and Sting are back in the ring. Hogan drops Sting with a right hand and then struts like Flair. Sting fights back with big right shots and Hogan takes a bump! Sting with more right hands. More rights from Sting and Hogan takes another bump! Sting now goes after Flair at ringside and takes the weapon away. Sting starts hitting Hogan with it and Hogan takes a flat bump. Hogan is busted open. Sting with right hands to Hogan propping him up in the corner. Stinger Splash on Hogan in the corner. Sting drops Flair on the ring apron. Stinger Splash to the back of Hogan. Sting gets the Scorpion Deathlock applied. Hogan starts tapping. Referee Jackson James asks Hogan if he is sure. Hogan continues tapping. James has no choice but to call for the bell.
After the match, we see a shot of Dixie Carter hugging her husband at ringside. Immortal then comes walking down the ramp. Bully Ray, Scott Steiner and Gunner take turns hitting Sting over the back with a steel chair. We see a shot of Abyss looking on from backstage behind the curtain. Eric Bischoff grabs a chair and his son referee Jackson James takes the chair away from him. Bischoff then cracks the chair over the back of his own son. We see a shot of a bloody Hulk Hogan recovering in the corner. Immortal continues to beat up Sting. A bloody Sting looks up at Hogan yelling, “Hogan…help me.” Immortal drags Sting back to the other corner. Hogan hulks up ripping off his shirt. Hogan starts taking out Immortal one-by-one with big right hands. Sting fires up in the other corner. Hogan and Sting start taking out all members of Immortal. Hogan and Sting clear house. Bischoff is the last one cowering in the corner. Hogan grabs Bischoff and decks him with a huge right hand. Hogan yells, “I’m back!” Hogan kicks Bischoff out of the ring. Sting fires up the crowd. A loud “HOGAN” chant starts up in Philly.
A video package runs hyping Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode.
* Kurt Angle defending the TNA Championship against Bobby Roode is up next to close the show.