8/8/13 Impact Recap
Impact kicks off this week with the contract signing between Bully Ray and Chris Sabin for their match next week. I missed the beginning of this segment, so I only caught Ray signing the contract and tossing the microphone at Brooke’s feet.
We see that Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe will go one-on-one in a Bound for Glory Series Match later tonight as we head to a commercial break.
Match #1: Bound for Glory Series Match – Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe
Joe wrenches Hardy’s arm, but Hardy gets into the ropes. They tie up and Joe backs Hardy into the corner. Joe delivers a few right hands and tosses Hardy into the opposite corner, but Hardy trips Joe up and Joe hits the turnbuckle. Joe goes to the outside, but Hardy takes him down on the outside. Back in the ring, Joe delivers a shop to Hardy and then smashes him in the corner. Joe delivers a kick to Hardy’s head, and Hardy falls to the floor on the outside. Joe comes off the ropes and delivers a shoulder block to Hardy on the outside as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and Joe drops Hardy with an atomic drop. Joe delivers an elbow and goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out at two. Joe keeps Hardy on the mat and applies a headlock and then slams him hard to the mat. Joe gets Hardy in the corner and delivers a few right hands. Hardy fights back, but Joe takes him down with a powerbomb. Joe goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out at two. Joe applies the submission, but Hardy counters. Joe rolls Hardy up, but Hardy kicks out at two. Hardy comes back and takes Joe down with an atomic drop and then connects with a leg drop. Hardy goes for the cover, but Joe kicks out at two. Hardy delivers an elbow to Joe and connects with the Whisper in the Wind. Hardy goes for the cover, but Joe kicks out at two. Hardy charges Joe in the corner, but Joe slams him down to the mat. Joe sets Hardy up for the Muscle Buster, but Hardy counters. Hardy goes for the Twist of Fate, but Joe locks in the choke. Hardy delivers a jaw-breaker as Joe is distracted by Mr. Anderson, and Hardy gets the pin fall.
Winner: Jeff Hardy.
We see Christopher Daniels backstage. He says he doesn’t know why Frankie has to be so jealous right now. He says he has always been the captain of the team, and Frankie needs to know that. He says Frankie needs to understand that it is not his time, but it is Daniels time. Daniels and Kazarian will go one-on-one later tonight, and Magnus will go one-on-one with Mr. Anderson after the commercial break.
Match #2: Bound for Glory Series Match – Magnus vs. Mr. Anderson
Magnus sends Anderson off the ropes, but Anderson takes him down with a shoulder block. Magnus comes back with a shoulder block of his own and then drops Anderson with a big boot. Anderson charges off the ropes, but Magnus elevates him over the top rope and to the floor. Magnus goes out after him and they brawl around the ring. Anderson slams Magnus into the steel steps and then backs him into the ring apron. Anderson tosses Magnus back into the ring and takes him to the corner. Anderson wrenches Magnus’ arm, but Magnus tosses Anderson into the corner. Anderson charges out and takes Magnus down with a shoulder block. Anderson goes for the cover, but Magnus kicks out at two. Anderson works over Magnus’ arm down on the mat, but Magnus fights out. Anderson goes for a suplex, but Magnus reverses into his own suplex. Anderson takes Magnus dows with a flying arm-bar and goes for the cover, but Magnus kicks out at two. Anderson stomps on Magnus’ hand, but Magnus takes him down with a suplex. Magnus takes Anderson down with a few clotheslines and then a driver DDT. Magnus goes to the top rope, but Anderson cuts him off. Magnus knocks Anderson down to the mat with a big right hand and goes for the elbow drop, but Anderson rols out of the way. Bobby Roode gets into the ring and nails Anderson win it, and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner via disqualified: Mr. Anderson.
We’re back from commercial and we see Bobby Roode backstage. He says what just happened was a continuation of last week. He says he just took away ten points from the leader of the Bound for Glory Series. He says he is a genius and there is more to come.
We see Brian Hebner. He says he had to do what he had to do, and Magnus walks up. Magnus says he understands and sometimes calls have to be made. Magnus says he will get those ten points back.
We see Bro Mans backstage when Mickie James interrupts. Mickie tells them to focus and to take care of James Storm and Gunner while she takes care of ODB. They tell Mickie to leave the locker room, and she says they can thank her later.
We take a look back at Tito Ortiz’s return to TNA, and we will hear from the Huntington Beach Bad Boy after the commercial break.
We see Chris Sabin backstage talking with Kurt Angle and Sting. He says he has a plan and he needs them to trust them. They say they absolutely do as we go back into the arena.
Jeremy Borash is in the ring, and he introduces Tito Ortiz. Borash asks him what he is doing in TNA. Ortiz says he doesn’t have too many answers. He goes to say something else, but Kurt Angle’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Angle says he will respect Ortiz’s space, but he better respect his as well. Aces and Eights’ music hits and Bully Ray makes his way to the stage. Ray says they respect each other, and he doesn’t respect either one of them. Ray says he could go in the ring right now and make Ortiz tap out and he has been beating the hell out of Angle for the last ten years. Ray asks Ortiz if he knows who he is. Ray says he will smack Ortiz in his face if he gets in his way. Ray says he is done with the both of them and walks to the back. Angle and Ortiz shake hands before Angle leaves the ring.
Match #3: Six-Person Mixed Tag Team Match – Bro Mans (Jessie Godderz and Robbie E) and Mickie James vs. Gunner, James Storm, and ODB
Storm and Robbie start the match. Storm takes Robbie down with a hip-toss and then a big boot. Storm drops Robbie with a neck-breaker. Mickie distracts the referee and Godderz takes Storm down. The Bro Mans double-team Storm for a bit before Robbie leaves the ring. Godderz grabs Storm, but Storm kicks him in the midsection and delivers a DDT. Storm connects with a right hand, but Godderz sends him into the corner. Godderz drives his shoulder into Storm’s midsection in the corner and then stomps him down to the mat. Godderz tags in Robbie, who elbows Storm in the back of his head. Robbie comes off the ropes, but Storm counters with a back-breaker. Storm tags Gunner, who drops Robbie with a clothesline. Gunner delivers a back-breaker to Robbie and Mickie gets into the ring. ODB slams Mickie to the mat and takes her down with a shoulder block. Gunner gets Robbie in the Gun Rack, but Godderz interferes. Storm superkicks Godderz and Gunner and Storm slam Robbie to the mat. Storm gets the pin fall for his team.
Winners: James Storm, Gunner, and ODB
After the match, Gail Kim comes to the ring and attacks ODB.
We see Kazarian walking backstage. He says Christopher Daniels forgot who he is. Kazarian says tonight is bad for Bad Influence. He says tonight is about him going out there to get on the board.
Match #4: Bound for Glory Series Match – Christopher Daniels vs. Kazarian
Kazarian takes Daniels down with a take-over, but Daniels comes back with an arm-drag into an arm-bar. Kazarian comes back and gets Daniels in a face-lock down on the mat. Kazarian goes for a roll-up, but Daniels kicks out at two. Kazarian gets a face-lock of his own locked in on Daniels. Daniels gets to his feet and back-slides Kazarian foe a two count. Daniels goes for a back-drop, but Kazarian lands on his feet. Kazarian takes Daniels down with a shoulder block. They shove each other and get face-to-face. They circle the ring and then walk out together, and the referee calls for the bell.
Match Result: Double Countout.
After the match, Bobby Roode comes to the stage with a steel chair. He tosses the chair to the stage and gets into the ring. He grabs a microphone and tells Daniels and Kazarian to get into the ring. Roode says everyone has been talking about the Aces and Eights and The Main Event Mafia, as well as Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz. Roode says everyone has forgotten about himself, Daniels, and Kazarian. Roode says they are 25% of the BFG Series and there is strength in numbers. Roode says they are a new force and one of them will walk into Bound for Glory as the winner of the Series. He says the game has changed and they own the Bound for Glory Series from this point forward. Roode says one of them is going to be the next World Heavyweight Champion.
We see that A.J. Styles, Jeff Hardy, Austin Aries, and Kazarian will battle in a four-way Ladder Match for 20 points in the BFG Series next week. We are also reminded that the Main Event Mafia will battle the Aces and Eights next week, in a match where the person who gets pinned or submits will leave TNA. Chris Sabin also defends the TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Bully Ray in a Steel Cage Match
Match #5: Bully Ray and Devon vs. Chris Sabin and Kurt Angle
Sting walks to the ring with Sabin as Kurt Angle attacks Devon and Ray from behind. Sabin kicks Ray in the corner as Angle works over Devon on the outside. Angle gets Devon into the ring and he and Sabin toss Devon and Ray into each other. Angle drops Devon and Sabin takes Ray down with a bulldog. Sabin and Ray get on the apron as Angle slams Devon to the mat. Angle goes for the cover, but Devon kicks out at two. Devon rakes Angle’s eyes and tags in Ray. Ray takes Angle to the corner, but Angle takes him down with an arm-drag. Angle wrenches Ray’s arm and tags in Sabin. Sabin works over Ray’s arm and takes him to the corner. Angle gets a cheap shot on Ray and Sabin holds onto Ray and tags Angle. Angle stomps away on Ray in the corner, but Ray fights back. They exchange right hands and Angle gets the advantage. Angle slams Ray into the corner and Ray falls hard to the mat. Angle knocks Devon down to the floor, and Ray recovers. Ray takes Angle down to the mat and tags in Devon. Devon drops his forearm across Angle’s face, but Angle comes back and tags in Sabin. Devon tags in Ray, who kicks Sabin down to the mat. Ray drops an elbow across Sabin’s knee and knocks Angle down to the floor. Devon and Ray perform What’s Up as the referee is with Angle as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and Devon has Sabin down on the mat in the corner. Devon drops an elbow and goes for the cover, but Sabin kicks out at two. Devon gets Sabin in a headlock, but Sabin fights back. Devon knocks him back down and delivers a scoop slam. Devon delivers a leg drop and mocks Hulk Hogan. Devon tags in Ray and slams Sabin to the mat. Ray stomps away on Sabin and delivers a series of right hands. Ray delivers a chop to Sabin and sends him off the ropes. Sabin goes for a sunset flip, but Ray stops him. Ray slams Sabin’s knee into the mat. Ray tags in Devon and beats down Sabin in the middle of the ring. Devon sits down on Sabin’s knee and goes to the middle rope. Devon jumps off, but Sabin gets his boot up for the counter. Sabin tags in Angle, who suplexes both Ray and Devon down to the mat. Angle takes Devon down with a shoulder block and takes Ray down with an Olympic Slam. Angle goes for the cover, but Ray kicks out at two. Angle kicks Devon and drops him with a clothesline. Ray slams Angle to the mat and goes for the cover, but Angle kicks out at two. Ray goes for the Bully Bomb, but Angle rolls through and locks in the Ankle Lock. Devon tries to interfere, but Angle delivers a German suplex. Ray drops Angle with a big boot. Angle elbows Ray in the head and Sabin tags himself in. Sabin takes Ray down with a dropkick and elbows Devon into the corner. He elbows both Devon and Ray in opposite corners. Ray charges out for a clothesline, but Sabin ducks and Ray clotheslines Devon. Sabin slams Ray to the mat and goes for the cover, but Devon breaks it up. Ray slams Sabin on the steel ramp and Devon and Ray deliver a 3D to Angle. Ray tells Devon to get a table. Devon sets it up in the corner. Devon puts Sabin against the table and Ray charges, but Sabin ducks and Ray goes through the table. Devon charges at Sabin, but Sabin pulls the rope down and Devon flies to the outside. Sabin connects with a cross-body on Ray and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Chris Sabin and Kurt Angle.
1. Jeff Hardy def. Samoa Joe in a Bound for Glory Series Match (+7 points)
2. Mr. Anderson def. Magnus in a Bound for Glory Series Match (-10 points for Magnus)
3. James Storm, Gunner, & ODB def. Bro Mans & Mickie James in a Six-Person Mixed Tag Team Match
4. Christopher Daniels vs. Kazarian ended in a Double Countout in a Bound for Glory Series Match (+2 points for each guy
5. Chris Sabin & Kurt Angle def. Devon & Bully Ray