9/15/11 Impact Wrestling Recap
Impact Wrestling kicks off with a recap of the No Surrender pay-per-view in which Bobby Roode won the Bound for Glory Series to become the number one contender to the TNA World Championship and will face Kurt Angle at Bound for Glory. Angle says that Hulk Hogan had has back at No Surrender and will have his back once again at Bound for Glory.
Ric Flair’s music hits as the Nature Boy comes out to the ring wearing his ring gear. Flair calls Sting out as he comes down and joins Flair in the ring. Flair says he swore to Hulk Hogan that he would defeat Sting tonight and the only way he will get to Hogan is over his dead body. Sting says Flair will die tonight and tells Flair how he is going to beat him down. Sting wants to do it right now as security run out to the ring and separate the two. Flair then leaves the ring as the announce team run down the match stipulations.
Jeff Hardy is seen arriving to the Impact Wrestling Zone as Mike Tenay wonders what is behind his return and says we will find out after the commercial break.
The docu-cam is with Jeff Hardy and he says he took his first step back in Huntsville, AL, and now he is going to take his second step in Orlando, FL, where he hopes to address the boys and make things right.
Match 1: Mexican America vs. Tara/Miss Tessmacher/Devon/D’Angelo Dinero (8-Person Mixed Tag Team Match)
The men go back and forth in the opening moments of the match with the Pope picking up the first pin attempt over Anarquia. Mexican America then take down Dinero in their corner as the referee has his hands full in the opposite corner. Hernandez comes back into the match and the Pope takes him down as Devon and Anarquia are tagged into the match. Devon picks up a two count after hitting a neckbreaker and the mach breaks down with all four men in the ring.
Rosita and Sarita try for a double low blow but they are blocked and then chased out of the ring by Tara and Tessmacher. The two then run over and begin to flirt with Devon’s sons, who are sitting ringside, which causes a momentary distraction. This match then all breaks down with all eight in the ring. Devon and Dinero clothesline Hernandez and Anarquia out to the floor as Tara and Tessmacher hit Rosita and Sarita with powerbombs and both cover to make the double pin fall.
Karen Jarrett is in the Knockouts locker room and is yelling at Traci Brooks. Karen says she brought class to the Knockouts Division before telling her to bring the Knockouts back to her within five minutes as we head into a commercial break.
We see the Knockouts standing with Karen Jarrett and tells Mickie James that she won’t be getting a rematch against Winter. Karen then tells the rest that there will be a series of three qualifying matches and says the winners will compete against Winter at Bound for Glory for the Knockouts Championship. The first match that will take place tonight is Velvet Sky against Angelina Love.
We head to the Impact Wrestling Zone where Fortune is standing in the ring. AJ Styles then introduces Bobby Roode, the new #1 contender to the TNA World Championship. Roode comes out and soaks in the cheers from the crowd and greets his Fortune partners. Styles gives Roode props for what he accomplished at No Surrender and in the Bound for Glory Series. He says there is no doubt in his mind that he will become the next World Champion.
Christopher Daniels says the way Roode won the series was inspiring and tells him to keep his eye on the prize, while taking a few shots at AJ Styles and how Daniels defeated Styles in Huntsville, AL. Kazarian steps in and say that they all strive for greatness and have their own goals, and Roode accomplished his this past Sunday. James Storm is the last one to speak and he says they made a lot of sacrifices over the years but it will all be worth it at Bound for Glory. Storm says he wishes it was him, but he is glad that it is Roode. Storm then tells Kurt Angle that he is sorry about his damn luck.
Kurt Angle’s music hits as he comes out with a smile on his face. Angle says Fortune is right as he clawed and scratched his way to the top and even did while being injured. Angle says he knows that the rest of Fortune must be envious of Roode and tries to get them to admit to it. He says they are all here for the same reason, which is the World Championship, and tells Roode that all of his friends are jealous.
Angle says that the Hogan/Bischoff stroke has rubbed off on him and has booked Roode in a series of matches over the next few weeks and he will face a different member of Fortune every week until Bound for Glory. Angle says they can choose to lay down, but then they will be pushed to the bottom of the rankings. However, if they are able to defeat Roode, they will be at the very top of the rankings after he defends the title against Roode. Angle then tells Kazarian that he is the lucky man today as he will face Roode tonight.
Eric Bischoff is seen talking on the phone and think that what Kurt Angle did was a great idea. Bischoff says he hopes that his Fortune buddies help weaken Roode a bit before Bound for Glory.
Match 2: Angelina Love vs. Velvet Sky (Queen’s Qualifying Match)
Angelina attacks Velvet during her ring entrance and continues attacking her around the ringside area. Angelina rolls her into the ring and picks up a near fall before continuing on the attack. Velvet turns the match around and takes Angelina down with a bulldog as she rolls out to the floor and we head into a commercial break.
We return to the match to see Angelina has take control of the match and tries to wear her down with a head lock. Velvet fights her way back into the match, however, Winter trips her up while the referee has his back turned. Angelina returns to the headlock but Velvet comes back and takes Angelina down with a series of clotheslines and a dropkick. Winter goes up on the ring apron and accidently hits Angelina with the Knockouts Championship and Velvet drives Angelina down with a DDT to pick up the pin fall and earn a spot in the match at Bound for Glory.
Jeff Hardy walks into the locker room where AJ Styles is at. Styles tells Hardy what bothers him the most that he has been here for nine years and Jeff Hardy almost destroyed the whole company in one night. Styles tells Hardy that he is selfish and says that he is out there busting his ass trying to make it a better company. Styles then tells Hardy that he doesn’t think there will ever be a time or a place for Hardy to be around him as Hardy slowly walks away.
Ric Flair meets up with Hulk Hogan backstage and Hogan says he is glad to see that Flair is ready to go and is taking his match against Sting seriously. Hogan says he knows Flair can defeat Sting, but just in case something goes down, he has a secondary plan. Sting walks up from behind and wants to know more about this plan and Sting tells them of his plan of defeating both Flair and Hogan. Sting walks away and Flair says he doesn’t need a plan B.
The announce team joins Crimson via satellite where he says he thought he had the Bound for Glory Series wrapped up until Samoa Joe took him out. Crimson says he doesn’t know where this bad blood came from between he and Joe, but Joe made it personal and he will pay for it. Crimson then promises that he will return in two weeks.
Match 3: Samoa Joe vs. Matt Morgan (Submission Match)
Joe attacks Morgan from behind and hits him with a series of blows but Morgan quickly turns the tables and fires off a series of strikes and elbows, which takes Joe down. Morgan continues on the attack, but Joe connects with a jawbreaker and knocks Morgan down to the mat. Joe goes for a submission hold but Morgan is able to crawl to the ropes to break the hold. Morgan begins to fight back and takes Joe down with a spinning clothesline and a side slam. Morgan then puts Joe in an armbar submission but Joe reaches the bottom rope with his leg. Joe and Morgan begin to brawl as the referee gets in the middle of it as Joe rakes Morgan’s eyes. Joe then applies the figure four and makes Morgan tap out to win the submission match.
Kazarian is getting ready in the locker room as Kurt Angle walks in. Angle says he is giving Kazarian a chance and says he wants him to prove that he is the number one guy in Fortune. Angle tells Kazarian to do some damage before leaving.
Jeff Hardy is backstage with Devon and Devon tells him that they have been together for 12 years and says that he won’t set there and watch him throw everything away. Devon talks about their past history and matches and wants him to get straight and mean it. Devon says he won’t turn his back on him but he will do what he has to do to get it through his head. Devon reminds Hardy that if he screws up again it will be over and says if Hardy needs anyone, he has his back.
Match 4: Kazarian vs. Bobby Roode
The two shake hands as the bell rings to get this match underway. Roode and Kazarian go back and forth in the opening moments of the match. The two then go through a series of counters until Roode takes Kazarian down with a bridging suplex. Kazarian fires back by punching Roode in the face a few times before Roode fires back and clotheslines Kazarian over the top rope and out to the floor. Roode goes out there and wants to know why Kazarian punched him in the face and Kazarian answers by punching Roode once again.
Kazarian rolls Roode into the ring and picks up a pin attempt after hitting a suplex. Kazarian continues to wear Roode down but Roode fights back with a couple of clotheslines and a high back body drop. Roode picks up a near fall and follows with a crossface submission. Kazarian tries to fight it off for a moment before finally tapping out to the hold. After the match, we see Kurt Angle watching the match from a monitor in the back and is not happy with the outcome. Roode then helps Kazarian to his feet and the two shake hands once again and Kazarian tells Roode that he is ready.
A video package highlighting Kurt Angle’s movie “Warrior” is aired. Angle is interviewed at the opening and says that he liked playing the character he played. Angle says he knows wrestling fans will love the movie and says it was one of the best movies he has seen over the past 15 years.
Bobby Roode and Kazarian are seen talking backstage and Kazarian says he got hot during the match because he wishes he was in Roode’s position. Kazarian says he proved that he is ready and will be the next World Champion. Roode then says that Kazarian is one hell of a competitor and respects the hell out of him.
Austin Aries was with the cameras earlier in the day and he says he will be turning the X Division into the AA Division and that he will be making his first title defense next week on Impact Wrestling. The announce team hype that match as well as Bobby Roode against Christopher Daniels, Mickie James against Miss Tessmacher, and Bully Ray & Jerry Lynn taking on Mr. Anderson & RVD.
Bully Ray and Jerry Lynn are in the locker room where Lynn says he was screwing with RVD for weeks and says he will get a taste of what he will be getting at Bound for Glory next week. Bully Ray says he is sick of Mr. Anderson and says he is going to put an end to him next week.
Match 5: Ric Flair vs. Sting
The stipulations for this match is if Sting loses, he will have to leave Impact Wrestling, however, if Sting wins he will get a match against Hulk Hogan. Jeremy Borash handles the formal introductions for this match between two legends in the business. The bell rings and the two slowly move around as they are taking their time with the match. The two trade armbars as we head into a commercial break.
We return to the match to see Sting pounding on Flair in the corner. Flair catches Sting with an elbow and begins to climb to the top rope but Sting slams Flair down to the canvas before clotheslining Flair out to the floor. Sting heads out to the floor as the two begin to fight around the ringside area for a moment before returning to the ring Sting then nails Flair with a series of blows but Flair connects with a low blow while the referee was talking to Sting.
Flair and Sting then trade chops as Sting tries for a Stinger Splash but Flair ducks out of the way. Flair comes back and takes Sting out with a chop block and Flair puts Sting in the figure four in the middle of the ring. Flair uses the ropes for leverage but Sting refuses to tap out. Sting is then able to roll over and reverse the hold but Flair makes it to the ropes and the hold is broken. Sting is having a hard time to stand and Flair continues to wear down Sting’s legs. Flair then hits Sting with a series of chops but Sting feeds off them before taking Flair down with a superplex.
Immortal begins making their way down to the ring to interfere but Sting is able to clear the ring. Hulk Hogan grabs Sting’s attention as Bully Ray sneaks in from behind but Mr. Anderson’s music hits and he chases Ray out of the ring with a steel chair. While this is all going down, Hogan passes Flair a pair of brass knuckles and he clocks Sting with them. Flair covers Sting but Sting is able to kick out and Flair is irate. Sting gets to his feet and hits Flair with a Stinger Splash as Hogan looks on in disbelief. Hebner sends Hogan to the back as Sting puts Flair in the Scorpion Death Lock and Flair taps out.
Sting and Hogan stare each other down as Mike Tenay says Sting will take on Hulk Hogan at Bound for Glory. Hogan yells at Sting and tells him that his day is coming as Impact Wrestling comes to a close.
– Tara/Miss Tessmacher/Devon/D’Angelo Dinero defeated Mexican America by pin fall in an 8-Person Tag Team Match.
– Velvet Sky defeated Angelina Love by pin fall in a Queen’s Qualifying Match.
– Samoa Joe defeated Matt Morgan by submission in a Submission Match.
– Bobby Roode defeated Kazarian by submission.
– Sting defeated Ric Flair by submission.