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Final Resolution opens with a video package portraying the feud between Bobby Roode and the current TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Jeff Hardy. We go live into the arena, where James Storm’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring.
Storm says he is not scheduled to be here tonight, but he needs to address a situation from Thursday night. He told Jeff Hardy that he would have his back no matter what, and he proved it when Aces & Eights got involved. Storm says he is here to ruin Bobby Roode’s celebration party before he even gets a chance to start it. Kazarian comes to the ring and quotes Willie Nelson. Kazarian calls Storm the biggest “man-baby” in the company next to A.J. Styles. He goes on to call Storm a “raging alcoholic” and says he has been sticking his nose in other people’s business for a little too long. Kazarian tells Storm to get on his horse and ride off into the sunshine. Storm asks Kazarian if that was the only crap he could come up with. Storm says he likes moonshine, not sunshine. Storm tells Kazarian to get into the ring and take Roode’s ass beating for him. Kazarian says there is no referee and the match is not sanctioned. Storm says he doesn’t need a referee to whoop Kazarian’s ass and gets out of the ring as Kazarian runs. A referee comes to ringside as Storm tosses Kazarian into the ring.
Match #1: James Storm vs. Kazarian
Storm takes Kazarian down with a Thesz Press and then delivers ten shots. Kazarian comes back and drops an elbow on Storm’s neck and continues to work over his neck. Kazarian drops Storm with a neck breaker, which gets a two count. Kazarian tosses Storm to the floor and then elbows his head into the steel steps. Kazarian delivers a double axe-handle to Storm’s neck and then tosses him back into the ring. Kazarian springboards into a leg drop and gets a two count. Kazarian gets Storm in a headlock in the middle of the ring. Storm fights back and takes Kazarian down a few times with some forearm shivers and then a double under hook. Kazarian comes back and delivers a Spike DDT and gets a two count. Kazarian tries to go over Storm, but Storm catches him and delivers an Alabama Slam. Storm goes for the Last Call Superkick, but Kazarian pulls the referee in front of him and rakes Storm’s eyes. Kazarian goes for the Fade to Black, but Storm reverses and connects with the Last Call for the pin fall.
Winner: James Storm.
After the match, Storm grabs a mic and says, “Sorry, ’bout your damn luck.”
We take a look back at Aces & Eights’ attack on Jeff Hardy from this past Thursday night and the announcers wonder if Hardy will be 100% later tonight. We also see shots from earlier today when both Hardy and Bobby Roode arrived into the Impact Zone.
Match #2: TNA X Division Championship Match: Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Kenny King
The two shake hands as the bell rings. RVD gets King in a headlock, but King escapes before getting rolled up for a two count. RVD takes King down with a drop toe hold and applies a headlock, but King fights out and applies a headlock of his own. After some back and forth action, King gets an advantage and sends RVD to the floor. RVD kicks King in the hamstring area and tries to work over King’s leg, but King reverses into a hammer lock. RVD dropkicks King in the knee and then goes up top, but King connects with a dropkick that sends RVD down to the floor. King goes out after RVD and tosses him into the ring for a two count. King gets RVD in a headlock, but RVD reverses and takes King down. RVD tosses King into the corner and then connects with a spin kick. RVD goes for the cover, but King kicks out at two. RVD charges King in the corner, but King catches him and drops him on the top rope. King takes RVD down with a sidewalk slam, but RVD comes back with a shot with his knee. RVD takes King down with a hard clothesline and then monkey flips him out of the corner. RVD connects with Rolling Thunder. RVD goes up top, but King stops him. RVD connects with a kick that sends King to the mat. RVD goes for the Five-Star frog splash, but King moves. King sets up for the Royal Flush, but RVD reverses and rolls King up for the pin fall.
Winner and still TNA X Division Champion: Rob Van Dam.
We go backstage where Jeremy Borash is interviewing Christopher Daniels. Daniels says it is a fact that he has wrestled A.J. Styles more than anybody else all over the world. Daniels says the founding feud in TNA has always been himself vs. Styles. Daniels says they have always made history, and history will read that Christopher Daniels is the better man, that Christopher Daniels is better than A.J. Styles.
Match #3: TNA World Tag Team Championship Match: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez vs. Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan
Ryan chokes Guerrero in the corner, but Guerrero escapes and tags in Hernandez, who gets Ryan in a bear hug. Hernandez tags in Guerrero as Ryan tags in Morgan. Guerrero tries to take down Morgan, but it doesn’t work and Guerrero tags in Hernandez. They each try to shoulder block the other down, but neither is successful. Morgan takes Hernandez down with a discus clothesline, however, and tags in Ryan. Hernandez gets control of Ryan and takes him down with a delayed vertical suplex. Hernandez splashes Ryan in the corner and tags in Guerrero, who connects with a double sledge from the top rope. Guerrero goes to the corner, but Morgan catches him and slams his head into the turnbuckle. Ryan tags in Morgan, who chokes Guerrero in the corner. Morgan takes Guerrero down with a side slam. Morgan tags in Ryan, who comes in and covers Guerrero for a two count. Ryan wrenches Guerrero’s neck and takes him down with a dropkick. Ryan takes Guerrero to the corner and Morgan tags himself in. Morgan takes Guerrero down with a headbutt and tags in Ryan. Ryan takes Guerrero to the corner and clubs him down to the mat. Guerrero comes back and sends Ryan head-first into the turnbuckle and tags in Hernandez. Hernandez backdrops Ryan and connects with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Morgan gets into the ring and takes Hernandez down with a vertical suplex. Morgan delivers a headbutt to Hernandez, but Guerrero takes him to the rope and Hernandez shoulder blocks him to the outside. Hernandez slams Ryan and Guerrero hits the frog splash, but Morgan pulls the referee out of the ring, causing the disqualification.
Winners by disqualification and still TNA World Tag Team Champions: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez.
After the match, Morgan slams Guerrero back-first into the ring post before Hernandez chases Morgan away.
We go backstage again and Jeremy Borash is interviewing Austin Aries. Aries says until he gets the chance to regain his TNA World Heavyweight Championship, he is going to keep pushing people’s buttons. He asks Bully Ray, “What’cha gonna do when Austin-Mania runs wild on you?” and walks away. We see a video package of the feud between Austin Aries and Bully Ray.
Match #4: Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray
Aries keeps his distance from Ray at the beginning of the match. Aries backs Ray into the corner and slaps Ray across the face. Aries goes back to the outside for a few seconds. Ray sends Aries off the ropes, but Aries flips over and tries to complete the sunset flip, but he can’t do it. Aries kicks Ray in the knee and drops him with a reverse neck breaker. Aries puts Ray in between the ropes and delivers a few elbow shots to Ray’s head. Aries mocks Hulk Hogan’s antics in the ring and hits the leg drop for a one count. Ray comes back and slaps Aries across the chest and gorilla presses him down to the mat. Ray connects with a big splash for a two count. Ray slams Aries’ head into the turnbuckle and then connects with a missile dropkick from the ropes. Ray charges at Aries, but Aries pulls the ropes down and Ray tumbles to the floor. Aries goes for the suicide dive, but Ray gets a boot up. They go to the outside, where Aries slams Ray’s head into the steps and Ray is busted wide open. Aries goes up top and Brooke Hogan runs down to ringside. Aries drags Brooke into the ring and yells at her in the corner, but Ray gets into the ring and tosses Aries to the floor as Hulk Hogan comes out to the ring. Hulk takes Brooke to the back and Aries sneaks behind Ray and delivers a low blow and a roll up for the pin fall.
Winner: Austin Aries.
We see a video package of Velvet Sky returning to TNA this past Thursday night. We go backstage and Jeremy Borash is interviewing Tara and Jesse. Tara says everyone should be talking about her. Jesse says trolls and celebrities are already tweeting him about Tara’s victory. Tara says she doesn’t care about Mickie James and walks away.
Match #5: TNA Women’s Knockout Championship Match: Tara (c) (w/Jesse) vs. Mickie James
The ladies go back and forth for a bit before Tara begins to work over Mickie’s arm. Mickie comes back and slams Tara down. Mickie keeps control for a bit and goes to slam Tara again, but Jesse pulls Tara out of the ring. Mickie dropkicks Jesse and Tara against the guardrail on the outside. Mickie goes out after them, but Tara takes control and slams Mickie face-first onto the apron. Tara keeps control and goes for the Widow’s Peak, but Mickie reverses and rolls Tara but, but Jesse is distracting the referee. Tara connects with a side slam and locks in a Full Nelson. Mickie comes back and delivers a series of kicks and clotheslines and gets a two count. Jesse grabs Tara again and Mickie comes off the top rope and takes Tara down on the floor. Mickie kicks Jesse down to the floor and Tara catches Mickie with the Widow’s Peak for the pin fall.
Winner and still TNA Women’s Knockout Champion: Tara.
We go backstage and Jeremy Borash asks Bobby Roode about his business relationship with Aces & Eights. Roode says that’s not important. He says he will prove to everyone that he is the It Factor, and will win the World Heavyweight Championship again. We see a video package previewing the eight-man tag team match.
Eight-Man Tag Team Match: Aces & Eights vs. Garett Bischoff, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, and Wes Brisco
Devon and Angle start the match off and Devon pummels Angle in the corner. Devon tosses Angle into the corner and charges, but Angle gets an elbow up. Angle kicks Devon’s knee and suplexes him down to the mat. Angle tags in Joe and Devon runs to the outside. Devon tags in D.O.C. and Joe pounds away on him in the corner. Joe delivers a kick to the head, and Bischoff tags himself in. D.O.C. controls Bischoff and tags in one of the masked guys. The Masked Guy controls Bischoff for a bit, but Bischoff comes back and dropkicks him into the ropes and tags in Brisco. The Masked Guy slams Brisco down to the mat and tags in The Other Masked Guy. Brisco works the arm of The Other Masked Guy and tags in Joe. The Other Masked Guy takes advantage of Joe and takes him to the corner and tags in Devon. Devon drops a forearm on Joe and tags in D.O.C. D.O.C. drives his elbow into Joe’s chest in the middle of the ring. D.O.C. suplexes Joe and locks in a rear chin lock. D.O.C. takes Joe to the corner and tags in Devon. Devon controls Joe for a bit and tags in The Masked Guy. The Masked Guy pummels Joe down in the corner and tags in The Other Masked Guy. Joe comes back and takes both of them down and tags in Angle. Angle cross-bodies The Other Masked Guy and suplexes D.O.C. All hell breaks loose and Angle and D.O.C. are left in the ring as the rest fight on the outside. Brisco drops D.O.C., but then is taken down with a big boot from The Masked Guy. Joe headbutts The Other Masked Guy and sends him to the outside with a flying forearm. Angle hits The Masked Guy with a T-Bone suplex as Brisco spears the Other Masked Guy out of the ring. Angle hits The Masked Guy with the Angle Slam for the pin fall.
Winners: Kurt Angle, Garett Bischoff, Samoa Joe, and Wes Brisco.
We go backstage and Jeremy Borash is interviewing A.J. Styles. Styles says he has had a rough year. Styles says he has had a lot of doubters, including Clarie Lynch and Dixie Carters. He says he has been here for ten years, and he does his best work when his back is to the wall. Styles says the headlines will say “A.J. Styles Once Again Beats Christopher Daniels.” We see a video package highlighting the feud between the two men.
Match #7: A.J. Styles vs. Christopher Daniels
Neither man can get control in the match, but Daniels takes Styles down with a shoulder block. They tie up in the middle of the ring and Styles takes Daniels down with a snapmare. Styles gets Daniels in a headlock, but Daniels rolls over and wrenches Styles’ arm. Daniels takes Styles down with a couple shoulder tackles and Styles goes to the outside. They have a test of strength in the middle of the ring and Daniels gets Styles in a headlock. Styles takes Daniels down with a big clothesline and then a dropkick. Styles takes Daniels down with a head-scissors. Styles sends Daniels to the corner and then slams him on the mat again. Styles locks in the death lock and then kicks Daniels in the midsection. Styles suplexes Daniels onto the apron and tries to suplex him back into the ring, but Daniels reverses and slams Styles down onto the apron. Daniels moves the steps and then slams Styles down on them and then tosses him back into the ring. Daniels takes Styles down with a clothesline. Daniels wrenches Styles’ neck and upper back. Styles escapes, and they collide in mid-air and Styles is busted wide open next to his eye. Styles hits the flying forearm and a clothesline. Styles connects with the spin kick and slams him down for a two count. Styles takes Daniels down with a head-scissors, but Daniels comes right back and slams Styles to the mat from the top rope. Styles comes back and hits the reverse DDT on Daniels for a two count. Both men climb the ropes, and Daniels delivers a big superplex. They slug it out in the middle of the ring, and Styles gains advantage and hits the Pele kick. Daniels goes for the Angel’s Wings, but Styles reverses into the Styles Clash, but Daniels kicks out at two. Styles goes for the Styles Clash from the top rope, but Daniels holds on and Styles lands on his head. Daniels nails Styles with a Styles Clash in mockery for the pin fall.
Winner: Christopher Daniels.
We see a video package highlighting the feud between Jeff Hardy and Bobby Roode.
Match #8: TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Bobby Roode
Roode backs Hardy into the corner and drives his shoulder into Hardy’s midsection. Roode stomps away on Hardy and goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out at two. Roode tosses Hardy into the corner and Hardy crumples in pain. Hardy comes back and drops Roode down to the mat. Roode goes to the outside and Hardy goes out after him to keep control of the match. Hardy slams Roode’s head into the turnbuckle, but Roode comes back and drives his shoulder into Hardy’s midsection in the corner. Roode connects with a suplex and he drops a knee into Hardy’s midsection and gets a two count. Roode stands on Hardy’s ribs and chest in the corner and then locks in a headlock. Roode keeps control and drives Hardy down to the mat and stomps away on him. Roode applies another headlock in the middle of the ring. Roode chokes Hardy in the corner and then scoop slams him in the middle of the ring. Roode comes off the ropes, but Hardy counters and gets some offense in. Roode comes back and slams Hardy to the outside and Hardy lands on the bottom of the ramp. Roode tosses Hardy into the steel steps and then back into the ring for a two count. Roode applies another headlock, but Hardy fights back and mouts quite a bit of offense. Hardy connects with Whisper in the Wind, but only gets a two count. Hardy goes to the ropes and hits a splash, but Roode kicks out at two again. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate, but Roode sends him off the ropes and hits the Double-R spinebuster. Roode picks Hardy up, but Hardy gets out and hits the Twist of Fate and Roode rolls out of the ring. Hardy leaps onto Roode on the outside and takes him down to the floor. Hardy runs across the floor and attempts to jump onto Roode, but Roode moves and Hardy crashes into the fans area. Roode tosses Hardy back into the ring and goes for a cover, but only gets a two count. Roode places Hardy on the top rope, but Hardy fights out and knocks Roode to the floor. Hardy connects with the Swanton Bomb. Hardy pulls himself up in the corner and turns right around and gets nailed by a Spear from Roode. Roode goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out at two. We see Devon, D.O.C., and members of Aces & Eights looking on and Roode tells them to get into the ring. They stand there as Hardy hits the Twist of Fate for the pin fall.
Winner and still TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Hardy.
After the match, Aces & Eights beat down Hardy. Roode yells at Aces & Eights for not helping him and they beat Roode down as well. Aces & Eights stand tall over Bobby Roode as Final Resolution comes to a close.
1. James Storm def. Kazarian
2. Rob Van Dam def. Kenny King to retain the TNA X Division Championship
3. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez def. Matt Morgan and Joey Ryan by disqualification to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship
4. Austin Aries def. Bully Ray
5. Tara def. Mickie James to retain the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship
6. Kurt Angle, Garett Bischoff, Samoa Joe, and Wes Brisco def. Aces & Eights in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match
7. Christopher Daniels def. A.J. Styles
8. Jeff Hardy def. Bobby Roode to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship