Impact Spoilers for Thursday
May 15, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
Bobby Roode came out and bragged about his victory over Rob Van Dam at Sacrifice. Because he is going to be the longest World Champion in TNA history, he wants a celebration party. He called out Hulk Hogan to confirm. Hogan declined it and later announced that at next week is Open Fight Night and the TNA Title will be defended.
It was then announced that there will be a series of matches (Bully Ray vs RVD, Anderson vs Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe vs Kurt Angle, and a Battle Royal) with the winners facing off next week in a four-way. The winner of that match will face Roode later in the night for the TNA Title.
1. Bully Ray defeated Rob Van Dam. Ray advances to the four-way match.
2. AJ Styles won a 10-Man Battle Royal. Styles advances to the four-way. Also included in the battle royal were Austin Aries, Robbie E and Robbie T, Devon, Garett Bischoff, Crimson, Magnus, Eric Young and Gunner. After the match, Hogan congratulated Styles.
AJ stood in the ring to explain the Dixie Carter scandal. Before he could thoroughly explain it, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian came out and interrupted him. Daniels and Kazarian showed a video their iPad of Dixie Carter and AJ Styles at a hotel. They ended up going into a hotel room together. Daniels and Kazarian trash talked Styles, who went after the tag champions but eventually left the ring.
3. Gail Kim defeated Velvet Sky and Brooke Tessmacher in a three-way to retain the TNA Knockouts Title. Gail won when she stole a pin from Velvet Sky to retain the Knockouts Title.
4. Jeff Hardy defeated Mr. Anderson. Hardy advanced to the four-way match that will be held on next week’s show (taped on Tuesday).
5. Kurt Angle defeated Samoa Joe. Angle advances to next week’s four-way. He won by reversing the Musclebuster into a rollup. Bobby Roode, who was on commentary, had a few words with Angle after the match. Eventually, Jeff Hardy came to ringside followed by Bully Ray and AJ Styles on the stage. Roode had a staredown with his four potential challengers.