6/13 Impact Wrestling Coverage
We see a “Previously on Impact Wrestling” video package that focuses on Rampage Jackson’s Impact debut last week, and then transitions into a recap of Hernandez, Samoa Joe, and Jay Bradley qualifying for the Bound for Glory Series. It ends with the recap of the Ladder Match between Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy, and Brooke Hogan stopping her dad from blasting Ray with a hammer.
We go into the arena in Atlanta, Georgia, Hulk Hogan’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Hogan says Hulkamania is alive and well in Atlanta. Hogan says things could have been so much worse for Bully Ray last week, and that he told his daughter to stay home this week. Hogan says all of the participants for the Bound for Glory Series will be determined tonight, and talks about Samoa Joe, Hernandez, and Jay Bradley already qualifying. He says the past two winners of the BFG Series are already qualified, and then he calls Jeff Hardy to the ring. Hardy says he is tired of hammers and sick of Aces and Eights. He says he is going to win the BFG Series again and will win the World title, and Bobby Roode’s music hits and he says he doesn’t need an introduction from Hogan. Roode says he was the longest-reigning and most-dominant Champion in Impact Wrestling history. He reminds up that he was the first ever winner of the BFG Series. Roode says he will be two-for-two when he wins it this year. Hogan says the fans will get to decide who gets the first call-out on Open Fight Night next week. Roode says he hopes the people vote for him so he can call out Jeff Hardy. Roode says he is going to kick Hardy’s ass, and Hardy tells him to do it now. Aces and Eights’ music hits, and Ray, Wes Brisco, and Garett Bischoff come to ringside. Ray wonders why everyone is mad at each other. Ray says it doesn’t matter who wins the Bound for Glory Series, because he’s the champ. Ray says he has a problem with none of the Aces and Eights members being in the BFG Series. Hogan says the Aces and Eights have one spot, and they have to fight each other in a Battle Royal to determine who it is. Ray says no matter who is in the BFG Series, they are a target of the Aces and Eights because of Hogan. Ray sicks Brisco and Bischoff on Roode and Hardy, but Roode and Hardy quickly dispose of them. Aces and Eights leaves and Roode sneak attacks Hardy from behind.
Mike Tenay reminds us that Sting will be here to address his future in Impact Wrestling and that A.J. Styles and Kurt Angle will battle in a Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match, as well as Bad Influence taking on James Storm and Gunner.
We go backstage and see Bad Influence. Daniels and Kazarian say they are not afraid of Gunner and Storm, and that one of them will have the World Heavyweight Championship when all is said and done as we go to a commercial.
Match #1: Bound for Glory Series Tag Team Qualifying Match – Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) vs. Gunner and James Storm
Daniels and Storm start the match and Storm backs Daniels into the corner. Storm slams Daniels to the mat, and then wrenches his arm and tags in Gunner. Daniels gets away and tags in Kazarian, but Gunner catches him and drops him with a Fall-a-way Slam. Kazarian comes back and delivers a springboard legdrop on Gunner. Kazarian tags in Daniels, who takes Gunner down to the mat. Daniels tags in Kazarian, who drops an elbow on Gunner and gets a two count. Daniels and Kazarian go for a double-team, but Gunner takes them down with a double-clothesline. Gunner tags in Storm, who goes to work on Daniels and Kazarian. Gunner takes Daniels out with a flying clothesline, and Kazarian takes Gunner out with a running knee lift. Daniels tosses Gunner out to the floor and Danielsand Kazarian double-team Storm. Storm comes back and tosses Daniels to the floor. Storm slams Kazarian to the mat and sets up for the Last Call Superkick, but Daniels hits him with one of the tag belts while Kazarian distracts the referee. Kazarian gets the pin fall on Storm.
Winners: Bad Influence.
We are reminded again that Sting will make a statement about his future later tonight, and A.J. Styles and Kurt Angle will go one-on-one.
We go backstage and see Crimson. He is asked what he is doing here, and he says it’s been twelvemonths since he has been seen and says he doesn’t answer to anyone as we go to a commercial.
We see Velvet Sky backstage with an envelope in her hand. She says she has a present for Mickie James and she has good news that she can’t wait to give it to her later tonight.
Crimson comes to the ring and talks about his 470-day undefeated streak, and then being away for 12 months.
Match #2: Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match – Crimson vs. Joseph Park
Crimson drops Park to the mat, but Park slaps him across the face. Crimson comes back and beats Park down on the mat. Park rolls to the outside, but Crimson goes out after him. Crimson slams Park’s head into the ring apron and then tosses him back into the ring. Crimson drops Park with a neck-breaker and then a spine-buster. Crimson sets up in the corner and goes for the running knee to the temple, but Park moves and rolls up Crimson for the pin fall.
Winner: Joseph Park.
We see Mickie James in the restroom talking to herself in the mirror. She says it’s so sweet that Velvet got her a present even though she beat her for the title. She asks herself if she is ready as she walks away and we head to a commercial.
We’re back and Velvet Sky’s music hits and she makes her way to the ring. She says she needs to clear the air about her friendship with Mickie James. She says she has something in the envelope that will solve everything and asks Mickie to come to the ring. Mickie says Velvet didn’t have to get her anything and she should get Velvet something for being the Knockout of the Month. Velvet opens the envelope and hands the paper to Mickie. Velvet says that paper is clearance from her doctor and it’s time for her rematch. Mickie says Velvet could have gotten it off the Internet. Mickie says even if it is real, the date says yesterday, and Velvet’s knee looks hurt today. Mickie kicks Velvet’s knee and applies a knee-bar submission before referees pull her off of Velvet.
We’re reminded again that Sting will address his future later tonight.
We see Matt Morgan backstage. He says it’s a joke that he ha to qualify for the Bound for Glory Series. He says he will win and will move on to become the World Heavyweight Championship as we head to a commercial.
Match #3: Bound for Glory Series Four-Way Qualifying Match – Kenny King vs. Magnus vs. Matt Morgan vs. Rob Terry
King and Morgan start the match. King tags in Terry immediately. Terry and Morgan get face-to-face and they trade shoulder blocks, but both men stand tall. King distracts Terry and Morgan knocks him down with a clothesline and delivers a headbutt in the corner. Morgan chokes Terry in the corner and King tags in. King stomps away on Terry and Morgan tags in again. Morgan takes him down with a clothesline and King tags back in. King delivers a jaw-breaker to Terry, but Terry fights off and Magnus tags in. Magnus takes King down with a flying clothesline. King comes off the ropes for a cross-body, but Magnus catches him and slams him down to the mat. Magnus knocks Terry and Morgan off the apron and drops an elbow on King. Magnus goes for the cover, but Morgan breaks up the cover. King gets chokeslammed by Terry, and Terry eats a big boot from Morgan. Morgan goes after Magnus, but Magnus gets away and pins King for the win.
Sting will address his future in Impact Wrestling after the commercial break.
We’re back and we see Eric Young backstage. He says he will beat Austin Aries and qualify for the Bound for Glory Series and then gets nervous that Aries will find out he said that and runs away.
We see a video package highlighting Rampage Jackson. We then see Rampage Jackson sitting backstage.
We see a video package of what happened between Bully Ray and Sting at Slammiversary. Sting’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Sting says it’s really good to be back in Atlanta. He said one year ago, he was the first guy to be inducted into the TNA Hall of Fame, but a lot has happened since then. He talks about Slammiversary and he one-time shot against Bully Ray for the World title. He says everyone knows he failed and he can no longer wrestle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. He says Bully Ray sent wave after wave of Aces and Eights members until Sting was overwhelmed. Sting says he was left out there to fend for himself because there was not one wrestler in the back who helped him. He says he doesn’t mind at all. Sting says Aces and Eights is just like family. He says ‘family’ over and over again. He says he has to go to a place where he never thought he’d go again, and that is a place to create his own family. He says his own new Mafia. His own new Main Event Mafia. He says very soon, the new Main Event Mafia will rise and Aces and Eights will fall.
Match #4: Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match – Austin Aries vs. Eric Young (w/ODB)
They tie up and Young takes Aries down to the mat. Aries gets out and sarcastically claps for Young. Young wrenches Aries’ arm, but Aries fights out and props himself up in the corner. ODB gets into the ring as Aries leaves it, and Young takes her down and props himself up in the corner to mock Aries. Young slams Aries down and goes for the cover, but Aries kicks out. Aries goes to the outside and drapes Young over the top rope. Aries slams Young’s head into the turnbuckle. Aries chokes Young over the middle rope. Aries slingshots in and gets a two count on a pin attempt. Aries chops Young in the corner and tosses him to the other corner. Aries charges, but Young goes over the top of Aries and chops him. Young connects with a shoulder block and tosses Aries into the corner. Young tosses Aries to the outside and connects with a cross-body on the outside. Young tosses Aries back into the ring and connects with a belly-to-belly suplex that gets a two count. Aries connects with a low-blow and a corner dropkick. Aries drops Young with the Brain-buster to get the pin fall.
Winner: Austin Aries.
We go backstage and we see Aces and Eights. Bully Ray reveals the plan is for whoever draws the correct card will be the winner, and the other members will eliminate themselves from the Battle Royal. Mr. Anderson draws the card to win the Battle Royal, but D.O.C. doesn’t agree with it and we head to a commercial break.
We’re back and Chris Sabin is backstage. He says he has been out for two years and he can’t help but think what would have happened if he has only torn one of his ACL’s instead of both of them. He says he doesn’t know if he will give up the X Division Championship for a shot at the World title.
Match #5: Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Battle Royal: Devon vs. D.O.C. vs. Garett Bischoff vs. Knux vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Wes Brisco
Brisco, Bischoff, Devon, and Knux eliminate themselves, but D.O.C. doesn’t. D.O.C. beats down Anderson for a bit before Anderson comes back and tosses D.O.C. over the top. Devon gets in D.O.C.’s face and Aces and Eights leave together.
We see Kurt Angle backstage and Rampage Jackson walks up to him. Jackson wants to know what Angle meant by ‘when he’s ready’ he can have a shot. Angle says all he meant was that when Jackson gets trained up, he’ll get his shot. Angle says he’s looking forward to Jackson’s next fight, and Jackson wishes him luck against A.J. Styles later tonight as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and Aces and Eights is still arguing backstage. Bully Ray says all D.O.C. had to do was follow the plan, but he appreciates the passion, but they should have stuck to the plan. D.O.C. says A.J. Styles turned his back on them and he is going to take A.J. Styles out tonight. Ray tells him to take care of it.
Match #6: Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match: A.J. Styles vs. Kurt Angle
They tie up and Angle backs Styles into the corner. Angle wrenches Styles’ arm, but Styles reverses into a side-headlock. Angles comes off the ropes, but Styles takes him down with a dropkick. Styles takes Angle down with a snapmare and then kicks him in the back. Styles delivers a back-breaker and delivers a elbow shot in the corner. Angle comes back and delivers right hands in the corner and then stomps away on him. Styles comes back and delivers a suplex to Angle. Styles slams Angle into the corner. Styles goes for another suplex, but Angle blocks him. We see Rampage watching the match backstage as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and Styles has Angle in a chin-lock down on the mat. Angle fights out, but Styles sends him to the outside. Styles delivers a dropkick to Angle on the outside. Styles slams Angle head-first into the ring apron. Angle comes back with a belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. Angle tosses Styles back into the ring and delivers a back-breaker, but Styles kicks out of the pin attempt. Styles fights back, but Angle drops him with another back-breaker. Angle applies a reverse gut-wrench down on the mat, but Styles gets to his feet. Angle and Styles exchange right hands and Styles takes Angle down with a hard clothesline. Styles kicks Angle in the side of the head, but Angle sends him out to the apron. Styles comes back with a springboard forearm, but only gets a two count. Angle grabs Styles and delivers a series of German suplexes. Angle goes for the Angle Slam, but Styles counters with a DDT. Styles goes for a cover, but Angle kicks out at two. Angle gets back in control and drops the straps. Angle locks in the Ankle Lock, Styles reverses and applies the Calf Killer. Angle rolls through and applies the Ankle Lock again. Styles sends Angle into the corner and drops him with a spin kick. Styles goes up top, but Angle catches him and goes for a suplex. Styles lands on his feet and delivers a nasty looking DDT on Angle. Aces and Eights ambush the ring and Angle goes after Mr. Anderson after Styles knocks D.O.C. and Knux out of the ring, and Styles rolls up Angle for the pin fall.
Winner: A.J. Styles.
After the match, Anderson, D.O.C., and Knux beat down Angle before Rampage Jackson charges the ring with his steel chain and makes the save. Angle and Jackson fend off Aces and Eights as Impact Wrestling comes to a close.
1. Bad Influence def. James Storm and Gunner to qualify for the BFG Series
2. Joseph Park def. Crimson to qualify for the BFG Series
3. Magnus def. Kenny King, Matt Morgan, and Rob Terry to qualify for the BFG Series.
4. Austin Aries def. Eric Young to qualify for the BFG Series.
5. Mr. Anderson def. Devon, D.O.C., Garett Bischoff, Knux, and Wes Brisco to qualify for the BFG Series.
6. A.J. Styles def. Kurt Angle to qualify for the BFG Series