Jan 13, 2013 - by Michael Riba
Genesis opens with a video hyping the main event tonight, which will see Jeff Hardy defending the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in a Triple Threat Match against Austin Aries and Bobby Roode.
Match #1: TNA World Tag Team Championship Match: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez (c) vs. Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan
Guerrero and Ryan start the match. Ryan backs Guerrero into the corner, but Guerrero comes back with a couple of uppercuts and tags in Hernandez. Hernandez picks Ryan up and tosses him down to the mat. Hernandez tags Guerrero back into the match. Guerrero keeps the offense going and tags Hernandez back in. Hernandez comes off the ropes and connects with a splash for a two count. Hernandez tags Guerrero back in, but Ryan goes on the offensive. Ryan slingshots Guerrero into the corner, and Morgan connects with a firearm shiver. Morgan stands on Guerrero’s arm as Ryan stomps away on him. Ryan takes Guerrero down with a dropkick, but only gets a two count. Ryan sends Guerrero to the corner, but Guerrero connects with a back elbow and tags in Hernandez. Hernandez takes Ryan down with some clubbing blows delivers a back-body drop. Morgan gets into the ring and Ryan slaps Hernandez on the back. Morgan takes Hernandez down and tags in Ryan. Ryan dropkicks Hernandez and drags him to the corner and tags in Morgan. Morgan delivers a headbutt and tags in Ryan. Ryan keeps Hernandez in the corner and Morgan puts his boot into his face. Ryan tags in Morgan, but Hernandez gets his boot up and tries to fight his way out of the corner, but Morgan takes him down with a discus clothesline. Morgan tags in Ryan and Ryan puts his boot to Hernandez’s throat in the corner. Morgan tags back in, and tosses Hernandez into the corner. Morgan tags Ryan back in and Ryan charges at Hernandez in the corner, but Hernandez moves and tosses Ryan into the turnbuckle. Hernandez tags Guerrero, but the referee did not see it and Ryan drags Hernandez to the corner and tags in Morgan, but the referee does not see that tag either, so Ryan comes back in. Ryan grabs Hernandez in a headlock and tags Morgan. Morgan drops Hernandez to the mat and tags in Ryan. Ryan wrenches Hernandez’s neck down on the mat, and Hernandez tries to fight out. Ryan comes off the ropes, but Hernandez catches him and delivers a big back-breaker. Hernandez tags in Guerrero, and he takes Ryan down with a sunset flip. Guerrero takes Ryan down again with a head-scissors. Guerrero goes for the Three Amigos suplexes and goes up top for the Frog Splash. Morgan gets into the ring and stands over Ryan. Hernandez gets into the ring and Guerrero dropkicks Morgan from the top. Morgan goes to the floor and Hernandez gets Ryan up and slams him to the mat and Guerrero connects with the Frog Splash for the win.
Winners and still TNA World Tag Team Champions: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez.
We go backstage, where Jeremy Borash is interviewing Mr. Anderson. Borash reveals that Anderson will face Samoa Joe later and asks him about his affiliation with Aces and Eights. Anderson says they are just hanging out and having a good time. Anderson thanks Joe for blaming him for Kurt Angle’s demise. Anderson says what he was going to do to Kurt, he will now do to Joe.
Match #2: Mr. Anderson vs. Samoa Joe
Joe connects with some jabs on Anderson and then tosses him into the corner. Joe kicks Anderson in the face and then slams him face-first into the turnbuckle. Joe tosses Anderson down to the mat and drops a knee for a two count. Joe takes Anderson to the corner, but Anderson knees Joe in the midsection. Joe comes right back and sends Anderson to the floor. Joe goes right after him and slams his head into the ring apron. Joe connects with a right hand and a headbutt. Joe goes in the ring to break the count, but Anderson gets the offense going now. He connects with a right hand before Joe comes back and chops Anderson across the chest. Anderson comes back and slams Joe’s knee into the steel steps. Anderson puts Joe on the steps and kicks him in the back of the knee. They roll back into the ring and Anderson takes Joe down with a clothesline for a two count. Anderson gets Joe in a headlock, but Joe elbows his way out before Anderson takes him down with a swinging neck-breaker for a two count. Anderson drives his shoulder in Joe’s midsection in the corner, but Joe comes back with some quick jabs. Anderson dropkicks Joe’s knee and then wraps it around the middle rope. Anderson dropkicks Joe’s knee again and gets another two count. Anderson drops down on Joe’s knee a couple of times, and tries it a third time but Joe sends him over the top rope to the floor. Joe connects with a suicide dive and drives his forearm into Anderson and both men are down on the outside. They get back into the ring and Joe connects with an inverted atomic drop and then a senton for a two count. Joe takes Anderson down with a snap powerslam for another two count. Anderson comes back and kicks Joe’s knee and takes him down with a dropkick. Joe comes back and tries to lock in the Koquina Clutch, but Anderson counters with a jaw-breaker. Joe comes back and sets Anderson up for the Muscle Buster, but a member of Aces and Eights takes Joe’s attention away. Anderson connects with the Mic Check for the pin fall.
Winner: Mr. Anderson.
Jeremy Borash is backstage interviewing Kenny King. King says he is a freight train and Christian York has no shot at beating him tonight. He says tonight is about Kenny King and RVD. King says RVD has gone soft. He says this isn’t the RVD that battled with Sabu and Jerry Lynn ten years ago. King says he will be the new emperor of the X Division.
Match #3: #1 Contender’s (TNA X Division Championship) Tournament Final Match: Christian York vs. Kenny King
They tie up and York backs King into the corner. King turns it around and backs York into the corner before they break apart. King wrenches York’s arm, but York reverses and drops King to the mat. They trade Japanese arm drags. They both go for a dropkick, and they back away from each other for the stalemate. King shoves York away and then slaps him in the face. King sends York off the ropes, but York comes back and slaps King in the face. York chops King in the corner and dropkicks King in the back. King comes off the ropes, but York takes him down with a dropkick for a two count. King grabs York and tosses him out to the floor and attempts to dive onto him, but York moves and King lands on his feet. York grabs King and slams him down on the floor. Back in the ring, York goes for a Tornado DDT, but King counters with a dropkick. King slams York into the steel steps back on the outside, and then immediately tosses him back into the ring for a two count. King stomps away on York, but York comes back with some chops. King takes York down and applies a headlock. King sends York off the ropes and attempts a cross-body, but York catches him and slams him down to the mat. York takes King down with a chop and a side-Russian leg sweep. York connects with a corner clothesline, but King kicks him in the midsection. York connects with a knee to King’s head, and gets a two count. King tosses York to the apron, but York brings King to the apron as well. York connects with a kick to the head and goes up top and connects with the double stomp from the top rope. King comes back and slams York down for a two count. King sets York up on the top rope and goes up as well, but York shoves him off and connects with a cross-body. King tries to use the ropes for leverage, but the referee sees it. York charges King in the corner, and King connects with the double knee. King slams York down to the mat and goes to roll him up, but York counters and rolls him up for the pin fall.
Winner: Christian York.
After the match, King lays York out in the ring.
Match #4: TNA X Division Championship Match: Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Christian York
York and RVD slug it out for a couple of seconds. RVD takes control and drops York to the mat. RVD connects with Rolling Thunder for a two count. RVD applies the surfboard submission in the middle of the ring. RVD goes for a cover and gets a two count. RVD connects with the leg drop and gets another two count. York comes back and they slug it out again for a bit. York connects with a knee to RVD’s head. RVD comes back with the back elbow and the kick off the ropes. RVD gloats and York rolls him up and gets a near fall. RVD drops York and goes up top for the Five-Star Frog Splash, but York counters and tries another roll up, but only gets a two count. RVD kicks York in the face and tries to dump him to the outside, but York fights back for a bit. RVD hangs York up on the top rope and comes off the turnbuckle and kicks York in the face. RVD comes off the top rope again and connects with the Five-Star Frog Splash for the pin fall.
Winner and still TNA X Division Champion: Rob Van Dam.
After the match, RVD applauds York’s effort.
We go backstage where Jeremy Borash is interviewing Joseph Park. Park says he this is the moment of truth. Park says he is ready. He is ready to fight and he says his strategy is to use what he learned in OVW. Park says he is going to get his retribution on Aces and Eights and is entering this match not as a lawyer, but as a trained professional wrestler. We then see a video of Park training in OVW.
Match #5: Devon vs. Joseph Park
Devon bad-mouths Park for a couple of minutes to start the match and then locks in a hammer-lock and a side headlock. Devon takes Park down to the mat and slaps him. Devon lets Park get some offense in and Park shocks him and takes him down with a belly-to-back slam. Devon rolls to the outside. Devon gets back into the ring and punches Park in the midsection and keeps on the offensive. Park comes back and takes Devon down with an arm drag and then takes him down again with a side slam. Park goes to splash Devon, but Devon moves and sends Park to the outside. Devon goes to the outside and slams Park into the steel steps. Devon tosses Park into the ring and then slams his head into the turnbuckle. Park stops Devon from doing it repeatedly and runs the ropes before Devon takes him down again. Devon comes off the second rope for the headbutt, but Park moves out of the way. Park takes Devon down and delivers some right hands. Park takes Devon down with a few clotheslines and then gets on the ropes. He splashes Devon from the second rope, but only gets a two count. Devon comes back and slams Park into the exposed turnbuckle. Park is bleeding and he snaps. He takes Devon down with clotheslines and a Black Hole Slam. He goes for the chokeslam, but he snaps out of it and Devon rolls him up for the pin fall.
After the match, Devon lays Park out again and grabs the Television Championship.
Jeremy Borash is backstage interviewing Austin Aries. Aries says Hardy will be unsuccessful in what will be his last match. He says he and Roode have agreed to destroy and get rid of Hardy. Aries and he and Roode will find out who is the better man and the better professional wrestler. Aries says his the common denominator of greatness and the greatest professional wrestler in the universe. He says he will walk out as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Match #6: #1 Contender’s (TNA Women’s Knockout Championship) Gauntlet Match: Gail Kim vs. Mickie James vs. Miss Tessmacher vs. ODB vs. Velvet Sky
The match starts with Kim and Tessmacher. Tessmacher gets a quick roll up for a two count and they fight all over the ring. Kim comes back and kicks Tessmacher and drops her down for a two count. Kim drapes Tessmacher over the middle rope and drops down on top of her. Kim goes to the top rope, but Tessmacher kicks her down. Tessmacher takes Kim down with a couple of clotheslines. Tessmacher sends Kim to the corner and dropkicks her down to the mat. Tessmacher sends Kim face-first into the mat and gets a two count. Kim comes back and connects with Eat Defeat for the pin fall. Miss Tessmacher has been eliminated. ODB comes out next. ODB drops Kim on the stage and then controls the match in the ring. ODB slams Kim into the turnbuckle and drives her shoulder into Kim’s midsection. ODB splashes Kim in the corner and then connects with the Bronco Buster. ODB gets a roll up for a two count. ODB picks Kim up, but Kim fights out and eliminates ODB. ODB has been eliminated. Mickie James is out next. James slams Kim down to the mat and gets a quick two count. Kim comes back and drives her shoulder into Mickie’s midsection in the corner. Mickie comes back and slams Kim down to the mat. Mickie takes Gail down again with a reverse neck-breaker. Mickie connects with an enziguri and then a flapjack. Kim rolls out of the ring and Mickie takes her down with a head-scissors. Mickie tosses her back into the ring and goes up top. Kim grabs the referee and Mickie hopes down and rolls up Kim, but Kim reverses and rolls up Mickie. Mickie James has been eliminated. Velvet Sky is out next. Kim slams Velvet into the ring steps. Velvet rolls back into the ring at the count of nine and Kim goes for a cover, but Velvet kicks out at two. Kim goes for two more pin attempts, and Velvet kicks out both times. Velvet comes back and rolls Kim up with a small package for a two count. Kim rolls Velvet up and grabs the ropes, but referee Taryn sees it and stops counting. Velvet comes back and kicks Kim in the midsection and Velvet connects with the In Yo Face for the pin fall. Gail Kim has been eliminated.
Winner and #1 Contender to the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship: Velvet Sky.
Jeremy Borash is backstage interviewing Christopher Daniels. Borash reminds us that the winner of the Daniels/Storm match will receive a TNA World Heavyweight Championship on January 24th. Daniels says it’s about time Borash gets some high-class interviewees. Daniels says the game plan is to finish his appletini and then to kick Storm’s ass. Daniels says he’s sorry that Storm will not get another shot at the title.
Match #7: #1 Contender’s (TNA World Heavyweight Championship) Match: Christopher Daniels (w/Kazarian) vs. James Storm
Storm takes Daniels down with a headlock sideslam. Daniels gets out of it and sends Daniels off the ropes, but Storm takes him down with a shoulder block and applies another headlock. Daniels comes back and wrenches Storm’s arm, but Storm comes back and clotheslines Daniels down to the floor. Kazarian calls for a timeout, but Storm comes to the outside and connects with a right hand to Daniels and chases Kazarian to the other side of the ring. Storm pounds away on Daniels on the outside and tosses him back into the ring. Storm connects with another right hand and drops Daniels with a back drop. Storm pounds away on Daniels in the corner, but Daniels gets involved with the referee and Kazarian distracts Storm. Daniels works over Storm’s arm and sends him to the outside. Daniels distracts the referee again and Kazarian gets a few shots on Storm before tossing him back into the ring. Daniels sends Storm shoulder-first into the turnbuckle and takes him down to the mat and continues to work over his arm. Daniels puts his knee into Storm’s arm in the middle of the ring, but Storm fights out with some right hands. Daniels comes right back to Storm’s arm and takes him down with a shoulder block. Daniels drops an elbow on Storm’s injured arm and applies a variation of the cross-face. Daniels breaks the hold and drops Storm on his arm again. Daniels applies the submission again, but Storm fights out with some right hands and a knee to the head. Storm takes Daniels down with a side-Russian leg sweep. They exchange right hands for a bit before Storm takes control. Storm knees Daniels in the head again and connects with a neck-breaker. Storm goes up top and connects with the elbow drop for a two count. Daniels goes right back to Storm’s arm and connects with a flying clothesline for a two count. Daniels clotheslines Storm in the corner and tries to do it a second time, but Storm catches him and places him on the top rope. Storm connects with the Eye of the Storm for a two count. Storm kicks Daniels in the back of the head and then connects with the Tennessee Slam. Storm sets up for the Last Call Superkick, but Daniels counters with the Angel’s Wings for a two count. Daniels goes for the Best Moonsault Ever, but Storm counters and slams Daniels down to the mat. Storm sets up for the Last Call again, but delivers one to Kazarian when he gets on the apron. Daniels drops Storm down and uses the ropes for leverage to pick up the pin fall.
Winner and #1 Contender to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Christopher Daniels.
We take a look back at last Thursday’s Impact Wrestling where Bully Ray proposed to Brooke Hogan.
Bully Ray’s music hits and he and Brooke make their way to the ring. He tells Brooke that she looks “freakin’ hot” and introduces himself and Brooke to the crowd. He reminds us that they are getting married on this Thursday’s Impact Wrestling on Spike TV. Ray says they have to invite The Rolling Stones and Lady Gaga and everybody else to their wedding. Brooke says they should invite everyone in the Impact Zone. Ray pulls out his fire-breathing Twitter machine. He records the audience cheering about coming to the wedding. Ray says he’s not good with emotional crap, but thanks Brooke for loving him and thanks the fans for having their backs.
We see the hype video for the match between Sting and D.O.C., which is up next.
Match #8: D.O.C. vs. Sting
Sting doesn’t let D.O.C. get into the ring and sends him into the steel steps a couple of times. They fight into the crowd and then up by the ramp, where Aces and Eights members come to D.O.C.’s aide. D.O.C. grabs Sting and tosses hm into the ring and the bell finally rings. D.O.C. goes for a quick pin attempt, but Sting kicks out. D.O.C. and Sting go to the outside and D.O.C. keeps the control of the match. D.O.C. sends Sting into the steel steps. D.O.C. kicks Sting in the midsection and pummels him with right hands. D.O.C. sends Sting back into the ring and drops a couple of elbows and then gets a two count. D.O.C. gets Sting in a read chin-lock, but Sting fights out. D.O.C. takes Sting down with a big clothesline. D.O.C. drops Sting with a left hand and drops another elbow. Sting comes back and chops down D.O.C. with a shot to the knee. Sting connects with a modified Scorpion Death Drop, but only gets a two count. D.O.C. charges Sting in the corner, but Sting moves and drops D.O.C. with a few clotheslines. Sting connects with the Stinger Splash and another Scorpion Death Drop for the pin fall.
After the match, Aces and Eights members come from all over the place. Bully Ray’s music hits and he chases them all off with the steel chain. Ray and Sting shake hands in the ring.
Jeremy Borash is backstage interviewing Bobby Roode. Roode says he and Aries will be working together to get rid of Jeff Hardy. He says they agree on the fact that Hardy does not deserve to be a World Heavyweight Champion. Roode says when you think of World Heavyweight Champions, you think of Austin Aries, and more importantly, Bobby Roode. Roode says he will walk out as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
We see the hype video for the Triple Threat main event.
Match #9: TNA World Heavyweight Championship Triple Threat Elimination Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode
Aries and Roode double-team and beat down Hardy in the corner. Hardy fights back and delivers a head-scissors to Aries and then simultaneously clotheslines Roode and delivers a bulldog to Aries. Hardy dropkicks Roode and goes for a cover, but Roode kicks out at two. Roode and Aries get control back and they go back to double-teaming Hardy. Hardy fights back and tosses Roode to the floor and sends Aries to the floor on the opposite side. Hardy dives onto Roode and sends him into the barricade. Hardy tosses Roode back into the ring and goes for the Twist of Fate, but Roode reverses and delivers a Double R Spinebuster. Roode slams Hardy’s head into the turnbuckle, but Hardy takes Roode down and goes for the Whisper in the Wind, but Aries cuts him down and pins him for a two count. Roode is on the outside and Aries works over Hardy. Aries flips Hardy over, but Hardy backs him into the corner and kicks him in the midsection. Roode gets back into the ring, but Hardy takes him down with Poetry in Motion. Hardy sets Roode and Aries up beside each other and goes for a double Whisper in the Wind, but he is knocked down and Aries chokes him down on the mat. Roode and Aries take turns choking Hardy with their boots in the corner. They double-back elbow Hardy and each pin him, but he kicks out both times. They set Hardy on the top rope and take turns chopping him. Roode delivers a superplex and he pins Hardy for a two count. Aries places Hardy on the opposite corner and gets on Roode’s shoulders. They go to superplex Hardy again, but he counters and delivers Whisper in the Wind, which takes both of them down. Hardy fights both men off and takes Aries down with the flying clothesline. He baseball slides Roode into the barricade, but Aries takes him down to the floor. Roode picks Hardy up and Aries dives through the ropes, but Hardy moves and Aries sends Roode into the barricade. Hardy dives off the steel steps and sends Aries into the barricade as well. Hardy dives onto Roode on the other side of the ring. He tosses Roode into the ring and goes to the top. He goes for the Swanton Bomb, but Aries pushes him off. Hardy grabs Aries and slams him onto Roode. He goes up top and dives onto Roode, but only gets a two count. Hardy splashes Roode in the corner and then tosses Aries into him. Hardy goes to dive onto Roode again, but Roode counters with a Spear. Aries takes Hardy down with a discus forearm, but only gets a two count. Roode holds Hardy’s legs as Aries connects with a dropkick in the corner. Aries delivers the Brain Buster, but Hardy kicks out at two. Roode grabs Hardy’s leg and Aries goes up top and attempts the 450 Splash, but Hardy twists out and rolls to the outside as Roode and Aries have to go after each other. Aries connects with the discus elbow for a two count. Roode slams Aries down to the mat and goes for a Spear, but Aries counters into the Last Chancery in the middle of the ring. Roode rakes Aries’ eyes to break the hold. Roode locks in the cross-face, but Aries rolls Roode up for a two count. Roode sets Aries on the top rope and goes up after him. Aries connects with the Missile Dropkick from the top rope and connects with another dropkick in the corner. Aries goes for the Brain Buster, but Roode fights out. Aries gets a back slide on Roode, but Hardy gets back in and pins Roode. Bobby Roode has been eliminated. Hardy connects with the Twist of Fate on Aries, and hits another one through the ropes. Hardy goes up top and hits the Swanton Bomb for the pin fall.
Winner and still TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Hardy.
1. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez defeated Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship.
2. Mr. Anderson defeated Samoa Joe.
3. Christian York defeated Kenny King to become the Number One Contender to the TNA X Division Championship.
4. Rob Van Dam defeated Christian York to retain the TNA X Division Championship.
5. Devon defeated Joseph Park.
6. Velvet Sky defeated Gail Kim, Mickie James, Miss Tessmacher, and ODB in a Gauntlet Match to become the Number One Contender to the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship.
7. Christopher Daniels defeated James Storm to become the Number One Contender to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
8. Sting defeated D.O.C.
9. Jeff Hardy defeated Austin Aries and Bobby Roode in a Triple Threat Elimination Match to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.