TNA title match: Bully Ray vs. Sting
Jun 2, 2013 - by Adam Martin
TNA Championship – No Holds Barred Match
If Sting loses, he can't challenge for the TNA Title again
Bully Ray (c) vs. Sting
Huge reaction for Sting in Boston tonight. Jeremy Borash handled the ring introductions for the challenger Sting and the champion Bully Ray.
The bell rings and Sting goes after Bully Ray immediately. Sting grabs the TNA Championship belt and starts cracking it over the back of Ray on the outside. Ray crawls in the ring. Sting with big body shots followed by right hands. Ray and Sting start exchanging right hands. Sting drops Ray with a series of clotheslines. Ray bounces off the corner with force when Sting launches him toward it. A loud “YOU STILL GOT IT” chant starts up directed at Sting. Sting asks for the title belt, So Cal Val hands it to Sting at ringside and Sting again starts hitting Ray over the back with it in the ring. Ray drops Sting with a huge clothesline on the outside when Sting appeared to be attempting a Stinger Splash over the ring barricade. Ray with a big chop to Sting. Ray with a second huge chop to the chest of Sting. Ray then launches Sting shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Ray with repeated forearms to the back of Sting. Ray again levels Sting with a big clothesline on the floor. Ray bails to the back and grabs a steel chair. Ray swings and hits the ring post instead when Sting moves.
Sting grabs the steel chair and starts cracking it over the back of Ray. Ray crawls up to the entrance ramp and Sting continues his attack on Ray using the steel chair. Sting continues with shots to Ray on the ramp when Brooke Hogan walks out. Sting tells the referee to get Brooke out of here. Sting again drops a chair over the back of Ray. Sting grabs Brooke and says she needs to head to the back. Sting escorts her to the entrance opening and then heads back towards Ray who is still down. Ray with a low blow to Sting. Ray grabs the steel chair and cracks it over the back of Sting repeatedly. Ray keeps this up when Sting returns to the ring. Ray throws the chair at Sting, Sting catches it and Ray kicks it back in the face of Sting. Ray grabs Sting, lifts him up and brings him down in a huge spike piledriver! Ray covers Sting and Sting somehow kicks out. Ray can't believe it. Ray bails out of the ring and grabs a table. Ray slides the table in the ring and sets it up near the corner where Sting is just recovering. Sting with a clothesline on Ray and then mounts Ray nearby.
Sting is dropping big right hands to Ray in the corner. Sting gets to 8, Ray puts Sting on his shoulders, walks over and powerbombs Sting through the table! Ray covers Sting and again Sting kicks out. Ray is in shock. Taz then hands Ray a small knife at ringside. Ray starts cutting away at the ring padding to expose the boards. Ray stomps over the boards loudly. Sting attempts a Stinger Splash. Ray moves, kicks Sting in the gut and gives Sting a huge piledriver over the exposed boards on the ring floor! Ray hooks the leg…and Sting still kicks out. Ray remains in shock. Ray attempts another piledriver and Sting counters with a back body drop. Sting grabs Ray and attempts a piledriver of his own. Ray counters with a back body drop. Ray jumps off the second rope and misses a senton splash. Sting with a Scorpion Deathdrop on Ray over the exposed boards. Sting covers Ray and all of the Aces and Eights members hit the ring. Sting with low blows trying to fight back. Sting with kicking low blows and is able to take out all of the members of Aces and Eights. Ray is still down in the corner.
Sting grabs Garett Bischoff and launches him over the top rope to the entrance ramp. Devon throws a chain in the ring. Sting catches it instead and hits Ray with it. Sting covers Ray and Devon pulls the referee out. Sting hits Devon on the outside with the chain. We see Mr. Anderson now at ringside. Sting is up on the top turnbuckle. Ray is standing up with a hammer in hand. It appears Anderson tossed it in. Sting jumps and Ray hits Sting in the head with the hammer on the way down. Ray covers Sting and gets the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA Champion: Bully Ray
We see a shot of Bully Ray and the rest of the members of Aces and Eights standing over Sting celebrating. They show a replay of Mr. Anderson handing the hammer to Ray leading to the finish. The PPV goes off the air showing Bully Ray celebrating his win with the Aces and Eights. With this loss, Sting can't challenge for the TNA Championship ever again.