HARDCORE JUSTICE: Roode vs. Aries (World Title)
Aug 12, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck
Reported by Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Backstage JB is with Roode and one of the twitter questions is if Roode is afraid of Aries. Roode says the “IT factor” isn’t afraid of anyone, most certainly Aries. He says Aries is nothing more than a fluke and it’s time for him to become the World Champion again. He says that he has been Main Eventing PPVs for a year and carrying TNA on his back for a year. He says Aries’ dream comes to an end tonight and he will right the wrong and walk into BFG the World Heavyweight Champion.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
“A-Double” Austin Aries (c) vs. “The IT Factor” Bobby Roode
Boxing style intros for this one. As Roode gets in Aries’ face he spits in Roode’s! Aries immediately trips Roode up and goes for the Last Chancery but Roode escapes to the floor. Roode back in and charges at Aries but again Aries trips him and this time locks in the Last Chancery! Roode quickly gets to the ropes and back out to the floor. Roode stalls a bit and then gets back in before getting right back out and taunting Aries. Roode slides back in and locks like he’s going to lockup with Aries but slides back out and laughs at Aries. Roode finally comes back in and Aries nails him with the IED! Aries goes for the Brainbuster but Roode blocks it and rolls back out again. Roode starts to leave but realizes there is nomore rematch and slides back in at the 9 count and then right back out but time Aries dives onto him with a Plancha! Aries rolls Roode back in and Roode rolls right back out and again Aries dives out with a Plancha onto Roode! Aries tosses Roode back in and this time stops Roode from leaving and nails him with right hands in the corner followed by a Snapmare and then a Missile Dropkick off the middle rope to the back of the head! Aries lights Roode up with a chop and then attempts to whip him into the ropes, but Roode reverses it and goes for a backdrop. Aries stops and kicks Roode sending Roode to the floor. Aries climbs up top and dives off but Roode moves and Aries NAILS the guardrail! Roode slams Aries into the ring apron and then whips him into the guardrail! Roode puts the boots to Aries after breaking the 10 count and then tosses Aries back in and covers him for a nearfall. Roode puts the boots to Aries again and stomps him down in the corner. Roode pokes Aries in the eyes and then drapes him over the top rope and follows up with a Suplex off the ropes and then a Knee Drop Flair-style. 1…2…NO Aries kicks out and Roode immediately follows up with a waistlock. Aries fights up to his feet and breaks the hold with several back elbows but Roode ducks the last one and slams Aries into the turnbuckles. Roode hits a Running Shoulder Block on Aries and then goes for another one but this time Aries floats over into a rollup! 1…2…NO Roode kicsk out! Roode goes for a clothesline but Aries counters into a Crucifix attempt but Roode blocks it and reverses it into a Gutbuster! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Roode headbutts Aries and then stomps on Aries’ sternum while talking trash to him the whole time. Roode chops Aries in the corner and then Aries cuts Roode off with elbows. Aries hits the ropes but runs right into a knee from Roode. 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Roode goes back to the waistlock and then a Body Scissors. Aries fights the hold and reverses it into a pin for a nearfall but Roode leans forward right back into the hold. Aries fights his way back up and breaks the hold with body shots and then he hits the ropes but Roode catches him and slams him into the turnbuckles and hangs him up in the tree of woe. Roode puts the boots to him as Aries is hanging upside down. Aries looks to be busted open somehow. Aries is able to kick at Roode with one foot as he was hanging in the corner and then grabs Roode and hits a Stunner out of the corner as he was hanging upside down and flipped himself back up! Aries nails Roode with some NASTY chops and then mounts him in the corner and reigns down right hands. Roode shoves him off but then walks into an Atomic Drop and then a Lariat from Aries! Roode rolls out to the floor and Aries sets up for the Heat Seeking Missile but Roode moves and Aries puts on the brakes. Aries then dives off the top onto Roode on the floor and follows up with an IED on Roode as Roode was leaning against the guardrail! Aries tosses Roode back in and covers Roode for a nearfall. Aries locks in a Front Chancery and then nails Roode with several knees and goes right into the Front Chancery! Roode fights the hold starts raking the eyes of Aries to break the hold! Roode goes for a clothesline but Aries blocks it and counters into Roode’s own Crossface! Roode fights the hold and actually lifts Aries up into the air and into a Backbreaker! Roode puts Aries in the Crossface now! Aries scrapes his way to the ropes and gets them to break the hold. Roode starting to show frustration now as he nails Aries with forearms and right hands. Roode shoves Aries into the corner and lights him up with chops but Aries comes right back with chops of his own! The two exchange strikes in the center of the ring but Roode cuts Aries off with a knee and then tosses him over the top. Aries holds onto the ropes and then nails Roode with a shoulder block. Aries climbs up top and dives off with a Missile Dropkick! Aries follows up with the IED and then he goes for the Brainbuster but Roode catches him with the Double-R Spinebuster out of nowhere! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Roode slams Aries into the corner and nails him with a ton of strikes and then lifts him up onto the top rope. Roode climbs up with Aries for a Superplex but Aries blocks it and knocks Roode off! Aries goes for the 450 Splash but Roode gets his boots up! Roode goes for the Spear but Aries moves and Roode nails the referee! Roode and Aries continue to fight and Aries hits the ropes for a Spinning Clothesline but Roode NAILS him with a Spear! Another referee slides in, 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Roode grabs Aries and goes for the Payoff but Aries blocks it and goes for the Brainbuster but Aries runs Aries into the corner sending him crashing into the new referee! Aries sidesteps Roode and then rolls him up and into a punt kick! BRAINBUSTER! The original referee finally comes to, 1…2…….NO Roode still kicks out! Aries climbs back up top again but Roode crotches him on the turnbuckles! Roode climbs up with Aries and Superplexes Aries! 1….2….3! Both men’s shoulders were down and BOTH referee’s counted the pin. One referee raises Roode’s arm but the other raises Aries arm! The referee’s argue with each other and Roode actually takes the belt and starts back up the ramp. A third referee, Earl Hebner, walks down and takes the belt from Roode. Hebner talks with the referees and orders the match to be restarted! Aries dives through the ropes with the Heat Seeking Missile but slams right into the title belt which Roode was still holding! Roode tosses Aries back in, 1…2…NO Aries is able to kick out and Roode absolutely can’t believe it! Roode shoves the referee so the referee shoves him right back and gets in his face! Roode grabs Aries but Aries rolls him up out of nowhere! 1…2…3!
Winner & STILL World Champ: Aries via pinfall (rollup)