10/10/13 Impact Wrestling Coverage
Impact Wrestling opens up with the usual “Previously on Impact Wrestling” vignette. This one features Hulk Hogan quitting TNA and the ongoing feud between A.J. Styles and Bully Ray.
Dixie Carter’s music hits, and she makes her way to the ring. Dixie, referring to Hulk Hogan, says his name will never be called in her company ever again. She says she doesn’t need anybody like him, Eric Bischoff, Mr. Stephanie Levesque, or the Jarretts to tell her how to run her company. She brings up A.J. Styles and reminds him that he is not needed here. She then says he is welcomed here tonight and that Bully Ray can pick any type of match for Styles to have tonight as Sting interrupts her. Sting asks her what is going on. Dixie says she is glad he is out here and says that everyone in the back needs to wake up and realize that they are under review. Dixie asks Sting if he wants to be like Styles and to be without a contract and a future in TNA, but she will do it because he made his own match against Magnus for Bound for Glory. She books a match for tonight that features Sting and Magnus teaming up to face two members of E.G.O., Christopher Daniels and Kazarian. Dixie says if Sting and Magnus lose tonight, they will not wrestle at Bound for Glory and that their future is in the palm of her hand. Dixie wishes Sting luck and says she wants him to win as she leaves the ring.
We go down to ringside and join Mike Tenay and Taz. They remind us that Christopher Daniels and Kazarian will induct Bobby Roode into the E.G.O. Hall of Fame later tonight, and we see that Austin Aries and Jeff Hardy will go one-on-one after the commercial break. We see Aries backstage and he says he doesn’t like Hardy and doesn’t like Ultimate X. He says high wires and spectacles are Hardy’s deal and that he is a professional wrestler and he will prove that to Hardy tonight as we head to a commercial break.
We’re back and we see A.J. Styles entering the building. He says it feels nice to not be followed by security and he is going to make Dixie pay.
Match #1: Austin Aries vs. Jeff Hardy
Hardy takes Aries down to the mat and then dances a little bit in the ring. They tie up and Aries takes Hardy down with some chain wrestling and goes to drop an elbow, but Hardy moves and they have a stalemate in the ring. They tie up again, and Hardy backs Aries into the corner. Hardy drives his shoulder into Aries’ midsection and then tosses him into the opposite corner. Aries comes back and jumps off the top rope and takes Hardy down. Aries connects with a short dropkick and goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out at two. Aries slams Hardy into the corner and then takes him down again. Aries drops an elbow and goes for the cover, but Hardy kicks out at two as we head to a commercial break.
We’re back and Aries gets Hardy on the top rope. Aries delivers the Brain Buster and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Austin Aries.
After the match, Samoa Joe comes to the stage and announces that he will be a part of the Ultimate X Match at Bound for Glory.
We see Robbie E and Jesse Godderz, the Bro-Mans, backstage as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and we find out that Eric Young and Joseph Park are taking a road trip to San Diego, California for Bound for Glory and Jeremy Borash informs us that we can follow their trip on Twitter. They go to leave, but then stop. Young says ODB has a match tonight and he has to be here for it.
The Bro-Mans are in the ring. Jesse calls ODB to the ring and says they are going to embarrass her.
Match #2: Jesse Godderz (w/Robbie E) vs. ODB (w/Eric Young)
ODB gains the quick advantage on Jesse and sends him across the ring and then makes out with Young. ODB rolls Jesse up, but he kicks out at two. Robbie E tries to get involved, but Young beats him down and they fight to the back. ODB goes to take a drink from her flask, but Lei’D Tapa’s music hits and she marches down to the ring. Jesse gets out of the ring and Tapa attacks ODB, causing the disqualification.
Winner via disqualification: ODB.
After the match, Lei’D Tapa beats down ODB and then drops her with a kick to the face. Tapa picks ODB up and drives her back down to the mat with her apparent finishing maneuver. Tapa picks up the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship belt and hold it high in the air before dropping it down onto ODB.
We are reminded that Magnus and Sting will take on Christopher Daniels and Kazarian later tonight, as well as Daniels and Kazarian inducting Bobby Roode into the E.G.O. Hall of Fame.
We see Bully Ray walking backstage. He confirms Styles will be in a “Revenge Match” and that he is going to take care of it right now as we head to a commercial.
We’re back and we see Bully Ray, Garett Bischoff, and Knux backstage. Bischoff blames the downfall of the club on Ray, and Knux agrees. Ray says it is all Ken Anderson’s fault and says none of this would have happened if it weren’t for Anderson’s ego. Knux says Ray didn’t have to pile-drive Anderson on the stage. Ray says that might have been over the line, but he has a chance to get his revenge on A.J. Styles tonight. Ray says he was Knux and Bischoff to take out Styles tonight.
We see Magnus and Sting backstage and Sting says they had a bit of a disagreement last week, but Magnus says he deserved what Sting said. Magnus says the biggest night of his career will happen when he faces Sting at Bound for Glory. Sting says he still wants to prove to the world that it is showtime come Bound for Glory. Magnus says they have to get through E.G.O. to get that match, so they have to think about tonight.
Someone knocks on E.G.O.’s door, and Kazarian and Christopher Daniels usher them away as they get ready for their match and Bobby Roode’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
We see a vignette for the return of Kurt Angle, which will be when he is inducted into the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame at Bound for Glory.
Christopher Daniels and Kazarian come to the ring dressed in Dumb and Dumber tuxedos, and it is time for Bobby Roode’s E.G.O. Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Kazarian mentions Hall of Fame shafts, and brings up Jose Canseco, Judas Priest, and Bad Influence. He introduces Bobby Roode, who comes to the ring dressed to the nines. Kazarian says he slaved over a hot computer all week and created “this.” A video package for Bobby Roode is played for everyone to see. Daniels says unlike Sting, Roode deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. Roode gets up for his acceptance speech. He says unlike Kurt Angle, he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. He says the only reason Angle is getting inducted at Bound for Glory is because of all the fans. Roode asks what has Angle done for TNA lately and asks where Angle is right now. Angle’s music hits and he comes to the stage. Angle takes off his coat and gets ready for a fight. Angle marches to the ring and delivers German suplexes to Daniels and Kazarian and then chases after Roode. Angle challenges Roode to a match at Bound for Glory.
We see Brooke walking backstage, and then see Velvet Sky walking with Chris Sabin. Brooke and Velvet will go one-on-one after the commercial break.
Match #3: #1 Contender’s (TNA Women’s Knockout Championship) Match – Brooke vs. Velvet Sky (w/Chris Sabin)
Brooke takes control of the match early on and wraps Velvet up in the ropes. Brooke sends Velvet to the outside and then drives her back first into the ring apron as Sabin looks on. Brooke takes her time getting back into the ring, and Velvet gains control. Velvet kicks Brooke in the face and takes her down with a bulldog. Velvet goes for the cover, but Brooke kicks out at two. Velvet kicks Brooke in the midsection and then drops her with a neck-breaker. Velvet goes for the cover, but Brooke kicks out at two. Sabin tries to give Velvet a pep talk, but Brooke tolls her up from behind and gets the pin fall.
We see Magnus and Sting walking backstage. They will take on Christopher Daniels and Kazarian after the commercial break.
We’re back and we see a new promo vignette for Ethan. His name is revealed to be Ethan Carter III, or “EC3” for short, with an obvious play on the “RG3” fame of Washington Redskins’ quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Mike Tenay and Taz run down the card for Bound for Glory, with six confirmed matches thus far.
Match #4: The Extraordinary Gentlemen’s Organization (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) vs. The Main Event Mafia (Magnus and Sting)
Magnus and Daniels start the match out and Magnus drops Daniels with a suplex. Daniels gets back to his feet, but Magnus drops him with a right hand. Magnus tags Sting and they drop Daniels with a double back-elbow. Daniels comes back and delivers a few jabs to Sting and tags in Kazarian. Sting comes back and takes control and tags in Magnus. Sting and Magnus suffer some miscommunication and Kazarian takes control of Magnus as Daniels slams Sting’s head into the steel steps and we head to a commercial break.
We’re back and Kazarian is still in control of Magnus. Kazarian takes Magnus to the corner and tags in Daniels, who delivers a back-elbow to Magnus. Daniels slams Magnus to the mat and goes for the cover, but Magnus kicks out at two. Daniels gets Magnus in a headlock down on the mat, but Magnus fights to his feet. Daniels keeps control and then tags in Kazarian. Kazarian taunts Sting and then Daniels comes into the ring to be the legal man. Kazarian slams Magnus into the ring apron on the outside and then tosses him back into the ring. Daniels goes for the cover with his feet on the ropes, but referee Earl Hebner sees it. Daniels gets Magnus in a chin-lock down on the mat, but Magnus fights to his feet. Magnus drops Daniels with a clothesline and crawls to his corner and tags in Sting as Daniels tags Kazarian. Sting drops Kazarian with a series of clotheslines and then delivers a face-buster. Sting goes for the cover, but Daniels breaks it up. Daniels hits Kazarian and Sting tags in Magnus and Magnus delivers the elbow drop. Sting tells Magnus to go for the cover, but Magnus locks in the Cloverleaf and Daniels breaks it up. Sting tags himself into the match and delivers the Stinger Splash and the Scorpion Death Drop to Kazarian and gets the pin fall as Magnus looks on.
Winners: Sting and Magnus.
After the match, Sting and Magnus have words in the ring.
We see A.J. Styles walking backstage and Dixie Carter walks up. She says he doesn’t have to do the Handicap Match tonight or that match at Bound for Glory. She hands him a check with a large amount of money on it, but Styles says she can’t buy him. He rips the check up and throws it in her face as we head to a commercial.
Bully Ray kicks Mike Tenay off of commentary for the main event.
Match #5: Aces and Eights (Garett Bischoff and Knux) (w/Bully Ray and Brooke) vs. A.J. Styles
Styles attacks Knux and Bischoff before the bell and takes control of the match. Styles splashes Bischoff in the corner and then slams him down to the mat. Styles delivers a flying forearm to Bischoff and then slams his head into the turnbuckle. Styles stomps away on Bischoff, but Bischoff comes off the ropes and Knux makes a blind tag. Knux takes control of the match and drapes Styles over the top rope. Knux slingshots Styles into the middle rope and goes for the cover, but Styles kicks out at two. Knux sends Styles down with a right hand and tags in Bischoff. Bischoff chokes Styles over the bottom rope. Styles comes back and beats down Bischoff and gets the pin fall.
Winner: A.J. Styles.
After the match, Bully Ray gets into the ring with the steel chain and begins to beat Styles with it. Ray tosses Styles over the top rope and Styles lands back-first into the steel stage. Ray gets in his face and talks trash as Impact Wrestling comes to a close.
1. Austin Aries def. Jeff Hardy
2. ODB def. Jesse Godderz via disqualification
3. Brooke def. Velvet Sky to become the number one contender to the TNA Women’s Knockout Championship
4. Sting and Magnus def. Kazarian and Christopher Daniels