NO SURRENDER: Bully Ray vs. James Storm (Semifinal)
Sep 9, 2012 - by Adam Martin
Bound for Glory Series Semifinal
Bully Ray vs. James Storm
Bully Ray trash talks James Storm when the bell rings. Storm spits in Ray's face. Ray bails and throws a fit at ringside. Ray gets in the ring, locks up and slaps the chest of Storm. Storm fires back with a big slap. Another lock up, chest slap from Ray and Storm again responds with a slap of his own. Ray again argues with the referee about the slap from Storm saying he is bleeding. Ray with another chop and Storm again responds with a slap. Storm with eight big right hands to Ray in the corner. Ray sends Storm to different corners face first. Storm with a high back body drop and clothesline combo on Ray. Ray avoids a Last Call and gets a bear hug applied on Storm. Ray with a powerful release suplex on Storm resulting in a two count. Ray with overhand rights to Storm in the corner. Ray argues with referee Earl Hebner. Ray stands up on the second rope dropping a few rights when Storm headbutts him in the groin and Storm drops him down in a powerbomb. Storm with a kick to the head of Ray from the ring apron and follows with a cross body from the top turnbuckle. Ray responds with a big side slam. Referee bump when Storm misses a splash on Ray and hits Hebner. Ray with a Bubba Bomb on Storm. A second referee slides in. Ray misses back splash from the second rope. Second referee bump when Ray moves again and Storm hits a big forearm on the referee.
Storm with a Codebreaker and Last Call to Ray, but Ray backed into Hebner with another bump. Both referee's are down. Bobby Roode hits the ring and smashes a beer bottle over the head of Storm. Roode puts Ray over Storm. Referee Earl Hebner counts the pinfall.
Winner and advancing to the final: Bully Ray
After the match, we see a shot of Bobby Roode smiling at ringside. We then see highlights of the match leading to the interference from Roode.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with TNA Knockouts Champion Miss Tessmacher. She credits her career and success as champion to Tara. Tessmacher said she needs this match to prove the student can beat the teacher.
* Miss Tessmacher defending the TNA Knockouts Championship against Tara is up next.