Impact Wrestling “No Surrender” Recap
We see Magnus arriving into the arena and then we see a video package hyping the finals of the Bound for Glory Series, which features Magnus, Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, and A.J. Styles. It then transitions into the internal feud between Aces and Eights members Bully Ray and Mr. Anderson.
Aces and Eights’ music hits and Bully Ray and his main squeeze, Brooke Tessmacher, come to the ring. Ray talks about how Mr. Anderson will be put in his place tonight, but says everything is the fault of Hulk Hogan. Hogan’s music hits and he comes to the stage. Hogan calls Ray a crybaby and says he better focus on Anderson. Ray says Anderson will do the right thing and Hogan says Ray should be worried. Aces and Eights’ music hits again and Anderson comes to the stage. Hogan reaches his hand for a handshake, but Anderson walks right past him and goes for the ring. Ray tells Hogan that their colors will be stronger than Hogan will ever be. Ray tells Anderson to apologize and everything will be over. Anderson says he was out of line and he can’t wait to get out of line tonight. He decks Ray with a right hand and says there will be a new TNA World Heavyweight Champion tonight. Hogan says the title match is now a Last Man Standing Match.
Match #1: Bound for Glory Series Semi-Final Match – A.J. Styles vs. Austin Aries
Aries backs Styles into the corner, but backs away. Styles sends Aries off the ropes, but Aries counters with a dropkick that sends Styles to the outside. Aries goes up top and sledges Styles down to the floor. Back in the ring, Aries comes off the top again, but Styles moves this time. Styles takes Aries down with a dropkick and Aries rolls to the outside. Styles goes for a slingshot onto Aries, but Aries rolls back into the ring and Styles hits the floor. Aries goes for a baseball slide dropkick, but Styles counters with a forearm shot. Styles gets back into the ring, but Aries sends him to the ropes with an elbow shot as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and both guys goes for suplexes, but keep getting reversed. Aries delivers a few elbow shots, but Styles fights back again. The guys fight against the ropes and Styles tries to catapult onto Aries, but Aries knocks him down to the floor. Aries tries to suplex Styles back into the ring, but Styles reverses and goes for his own suplex. Styles drops down to the floor and Aries comes off the ropes, but Styles takes Aries down with a flying forearm. Styles goes for the cover, but Aries kicks out at two. Aries goes to the corner, but Styles cuts him off. Aries shoves Styles to the mat and goes for the 450 Splash, but Styles moves out of the way. Aries charges at Styles, but Styles moves and delivers the Pele Kick. Styles grabs Aries on the ropes and delivers the Styles’ Clash from the second rope and gets the pin fall.
Winner: A.J. Styles.
We see Magnus gearing up for his match later tonight. Sting and Samoa Joe are with him, and Sting is giving him a pep talk. Magnus thanks Sting, but Magnus says he is sick and tired of being the future and that the future is now later tonight.
Match #2: Bound for Glory Series Semi-Final Match – Bobby Roode vs. Magnus
Magnus takes control early on and sends Roode to the outside. Magnus goes out after Roode, but Roode turns the tide and goes on the offensive. Roode tosses Magnus back into the ring and delivers a few knee shots. Roode chokes Magnus over the middle rope, but Magnus escapes and gets free. Roode takes Magnus down with a running knee lift and goes for the cover, but Magnus kicks out at two. Roode gets Magnus in a headlock down on the mat, but Magnus fights out and takes control. Magnus slams Roode down to the mat and connects with an elbow drop from the top. Magnus goes for the cover, but Roode kicks out at two. Magnus locks Roode in the Texas Cloverleaf in the center of the ring. Roode gets to the ropes to break the hold, but Magnus gets Roode with a sunset flip and gets the pin fall.
We’re back and Bobby Roode is destroying everything backstage. Christopher Daniels and Kazarian try to calm him down, but he says if he can’t go to the finals, nobody can.
We see Hulk Hogan and Manik backstage. Manik says he wants to test himself and wants a match with Jeff Hardy. Hogan gives it to him as Dixie Carter walks in. She says Bellator called and Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson won’t be appearing on Impact until after their fight on November 2nd.
We see Aces and Eights now, and Ray says he can’t believe what is happening to the club and the disrespect that Mr. Anderson has shown him. He turns to Knux, Wes Brisco, and Garret Bischoff and says he thinks that they are happy that Anderson has turned his back on Rayl He says he can’t believe they would feel that way after everything he has done for them.
Match #3: TNA World Heavyweight Championship Last Man Standing Match – Bully Ray (c) (w/Brooke Tessmacher) vs. Mr. Anderson
Anderson attacks Ray on the stage and begins to beat him down as the referee calls for the bell. Anderson tosses Ray into the ring and continues to deliver right hands. Anderson tosses Ray to the floor and slams him into the announce table and then tosses him over the barricade. Ray comes back and tries to use Christy Hemme as a shield, but Anderson still goes after him. Anderson delivers right hands and slams Ray into the ring apron. Ray rakes Anderson’s eyes and delivers a right hand. Ray tells Brooke to get him a steel chair, but Anderson gets it. He nails Ray on the back with it and Ray backs away and gets into the ring. Anderson goes after him, but Ray fights him off. Ray goes up top, but Anderson delivers a low-blow. Anderson goes to the outside and grabs a table. Ray gets back on the offensive and beats Anderson down. Ray sets up the table as we go to a commercial break.
We’re back and Ray shoves Earl Hebner into the turnbuckles and Hebner is knocked out. Anderson grabs Ray and delivers the Mic Check onto a steel chair. Anderson tries to wake Hebner up, but turns his attention back to Ray. Ray drops Anderson with a Cutter, and we see Knux, Garett Bischoff, and Wes Brisco walking down the ramp. Knux picks Anderson up and Brooke delivers a low-blow. Knux, Brisco, and Bischoff triple powerbomb Anderson and Ray wakes Hebner up to make the count. Anderson gets up at a nine. Ray yells at Anderson and Anderson fights back. Ray drops Anderson with a clothesline. Ray nails Anderson with the steel chain and Hebner begins counting again as Anderson is busted open. Anderson gets up at nine again. Ray spears Anderson through the table and Anderson can’t answer the ten count.
Winner and still TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Bully Ray.
After the match, Anderson is placed on a stretcher. Ray catches up to it and dumps Anderson off of it. Ray rips the Aces and Eights jacket off of Anderson and whips him with it. Ray delivers a piledriver to Anderson on the ramp and asks Anderson if he knows who he is.
James Storm and Gunner to the ring and Storm says they got to talking, and he wants to drink some beer, but Gunner is looking for a fight. He says they can actually do both, so they are out here looking for opponents and they don’t care who it is. Storm says there are a lot of guys in the back who can step up, then Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez come out and make their claim. Chavo says they are good champions, but he’s better, and Hernandez is the strongest guy in TNA today. He says they won the tag team titles at last year’s Bound For Glory, and they would win again if they got a title match. Gunner says if they want to throw out challenges he has one for them, and they will fight next week and see what happens. Gunner says if Chavo and Hernandez win they get a title shot, but he’s going to bash their heads in if they get in his business again.
Match #4: Bound for Glory Series Final Match – A.J. Styles vs. Magnus
After the Storm/Gunner/Guerrero/Hernandex segment, SpikeTV’s signal went out on my television. It came back on and we are returning from commercial break. We see a replay of Roode, Daniels and Kazarian getting involved in the match as Magnus is in control.
Magnus goes for the Texas Cloverleaf, but Styles reverses into his own submission. Styles locks in the Calf Killer, but Magnus eventually gets to the ropes. Magnus sets Styles up on the ropes, but Styles fights back. Styles knocks Magnus down to the mat and then connects with the Spinal Tap and gets the pin fall.
Winner: A.J. Styles.
After the match, Styles said he was going to win the Series, and he did it in St. Louis. He says he couldn’t have done it without the fans. He says he didn’t get a call, text, or tweet from Dixie Carter a couple weeks ago and he says she needs to show up next week so he can bust out the biggest mistake next week. He says this is Dixie’s wakeup call as Impact Wrestling comes to a close.
1. A.J. Styles def. Austin Aries in a Bound for Glory Series Semi-Final Match
2. Magnus def. Bobby Roode in a Bound for Glory Series Semi-Final Match
3. Bully Ray def. Mr. Anderson in a Last Man Standing Match to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
4. A.J. Styles def. Magnus to win the 2013 Bound for Glory Series