TNA! Impact Wrestling 5.6.13
Impact Wrestling starts off with a video package showcasing Slammiversary that just aired on Sunday. It shows Chris Sabin winning the X-Division Championship and then Gunner and James Storm winning the TNA Tag Team Titles. Taryn Terrell wins the Last Knockout Standing match. It switches to Dixie Carter as she announces Kurt Angle as the second inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame. Kurt beats AJ later that night. Main event time and it is a brutal won. Bully pulls the canvas from the ring and piledrives Sting on the wood. Sting kicks out and the match continues. Aces enter but Sting fights back. Ray gets a hammer and hits Sting to keep the TNA World Title.
The camera shows Atlanta, Georgia’s crowd and it is a great one. They are on their feet. They are cheering. Music hits and it is the Aces & 8s. Bully Ray comes out through the crowd and he has the TNA World Title over his shoulder. He looks around the arena as he slowly walks to the ring. Ray meets up with Taz and then starts insulting Mike Tenay. Ray gets in the ring and raises the title. Ray gets on the mic and says everyone is happy to see him. Well, they boo after that. Ray wants to introduce himself. He is the TNA World Champion. Ray comes from God’s country… Hell’s Kitchen, New York City. He is the guy who beat Sting at Slammiversary. He is Bully Ray. He says Slammiversary hasn’t been to kind to Sting. Last year at Slammiversary was the first time Sting got jumped by Aces. We know what happened this year. Ray single-handedly defeated Sting. Rumor has it that Sting might even retire! TNA has no more heros. Ray has destroyed everyone. No one can do a damn thing about it. There is really one thing left to do. Ray deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. So, Dixie Carter, get out of the mirror for 5 seconds and come down to his ring…. Ray couldn’t finish his sentence as Hulk Hogan’s music plays and he comes out on the stage. He plays his imaginary guitar with a mic in his hand. He does more taunts as the crowd cheers. Hulk wants the music cut off. This is Hulk-A-Mania country! Hulk comes down the ramp with a white glove on and says he has to give the due as Sting slipped on the banana peel while all of the Aces were around. Hulk gives the devil his due though. Hulk gets in the ring. He asks if Ray really said if he thinks there is no more competition. Hulk calls Ray his, “Son of a B!” Hulk states that the Bound for Glory Series participants will be picked next week in a special selection show. That is next week though. For tonight, here in Atlanta, GA… Here in Atlanta, GA… but Ray tells him to not say it again. Hulk does. Ray starts flipping out. Hulk says Ray will fight this guy tonight… Jeff Hardy! Jeff comes out on the stage as his music plays. Ray can’t believe it. Taz starts freaking out too. Ray gets out of the ring and tells Hulk that he can’t do that. The crowd is going crazy. Hulk can’t just do that. Hulk says, “As a general manager I can do whatever the hell I want!” Since this is Jeff’s first night back on Impact, he wants to make Jeff feel welcome. The title isn’t on the line tonight, but there will be a MONSTER ladder inside the ring. Ray says this isn’t fair. Hulk says there will be something hanging in the balance. It it something that Ray used on Jeff and on Sting on Sunday and it was used by every Aces’ member twice… and it is the hammer! Jeff pulls the hammer out from his pocket. Hulk says, “May the best man win.” Hulk’s music plays.
A video plays hyping the Bound for Glory Series. One man will get a shot at the TNA World Title shot at Bound for Glory. 12 will enter but one will win. Who will get their shot? We find out next week.
Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez are backstage. Chavo says he is upset as he thought they would be walking out of the Tag Titles. He says Hernandez is the strongest man he has ever been with. He tells Hernandez they are in the Bound for Glory Series. Hernandez likes the idea as that is what they are there for. Hernandez extends his hand but Chavo walks off without shaking it.
Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she announces the first match. Hernandez’s music plays and he comes right out and gets in the ring. After him comes Chavo Guerrero. His music plays and he walks down to the ring.
Hernandez vs. Chavo Guerrero in a Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match
They pound their fists together and then move around the ring. They lock-up but Chavo goes behind Hernandez and then tries to apply a headlock, but Hernandez pushes him in the ropes. He comes back and Chavo knocks him down with a shoulder block. He gets up and they walk around the ring. They lock-up but Chavo goes to the waist but Hernandez grabs his arm and tries to work it, but Chavo gets out and works the arm and then does an armdrag. Both get up and lock-up. Hernandez pushes Chavo into the corner. Hernandez backs up but Chavo does several uppercuts. Hernandex pushes him back and then runs to him, but Chavo moves and Hernandez goes in the corner. Chavo tries for a monkey flip, but Hernandez pushes him away. Chavo knocks him down with a dropkick and goes for a cover but Hernandez kicks out. Both get up and Hernandez does a body slam. He goes for a splash but Chavo gets away and does a splash of his own. He now works on Hernandez’s arm while he is on the mat. Hernandez lifts him up with the one arm and puts Chavo on the top rope. Chavo jumps but Hernandez catches him and does a belly to belly suplex. Both get up and Hernandez does a closeline and then hits a double ax handle to the chest. Chavo gets up in the corner and Hernandez does a splash and then lifts him up only to drop him on his back with a backbreaker. He covers but Chavo has his legs on the ropes. Chavo goes in the corner and Hernandez runs to him, but Chavo lifts him up. Hernandez lands on the apron and fights Chavo and tries for a flying shoulder tackle but Chavo moves out of the way. He sets up and hits two suplexes but Hernandez blocks the third. Chavo whips Hernandez in the corner and does a dropkick to him. Hernandez falls. Chavo does a frog splash from the top rope but Hernandez puts his knees up. He gets Chavo up on his shoulders and goes for a border toss, but Chavo slides through for a roll-up but Hernandez rolls through and does rolls Chavo up. He has him. Chavo gets up and starts kicking the ropes. Hernandez meets him in the middle of the ring and they pound their fists together and then hug.
Rampage Jackson is walking backstage. He meets James Storm and Gunner in the back. Jackson jokes by saying he is keeping an eye on them. Gunner says that they are two. They exchange laughs as he walks on.
Music hits and here comes Devon. He comes through the crowd and gets in the ring. He grabs a mic and tells the fans in attendance that they should sit down and shut the hell up! He will make this short and simple. Abyss has something that he stole from Devon and that is the Television Title! It was not a sanctioned match. Music hits and here comes Joseph Parks! Parks comes out on the stage with a mic and tells Devon to shut up. He says Devon robbed him of a title shot. He is done being bullied. He is going to do what Abyss did last Sunday and that is… BAM! Parks does a double leg takedown and starts punches Devon. Parks throws his towel into the crowd as Devon gets up. Parks does several closelines but Devon does one and it knocks Parks down. Devon hits Parks with the mic right to the head and then gets him on his feet. He punches parks in the face. He falls through the ropes. Devon follows. He punches him and then rams him face first into the steel post. Devon grabs a steel chair. He goes to whack Parks with it, but music hits! Abyss’ music! Devon gets in the ring and waits. He finds a mic and says to come out. He says he will find him since Abyss doesn’t want to come out. Devon punches Parks again and then leaves through the crowd. Parks gets up and wipes his face. Blood is coming from his mouth. Parks starts to get crazy.
Devon and Knux are walking backstage looking for Abyss. They go look through different rooms but couldn’t find him. They continue on their way.
Robbie E’s music plays and here comes the Jersey guy. He gets in the ring and grabs a mic. He says that Robbie E was the MVP in the 2012 BFG Series. He beat Jeff Hardy and that guy won the thing. He got 5 points! Once E wins his qualifying match, the sky is the limit! He could get 20,000 points! It doesn’t matter who his opponent is… OH, he is going down bro! Music plays and here comes Samoa Joe! Joe gets in the ring.
Robbie E vs. Samoa Joe in a Bound for Glory Qualifying Match
Joe kicks Mr. E right in the chest as he gets in the ring. He puts Robbie in the corner and punches him multiple times. Robbie crawls to another corner and Joe does a huge knife edge chop. He whips Robbie in the opposing corner. He runs to him to do a splash and then an enzugiri. He lifts Robbie up on the top rope. Robbie fights back. He goes for a flying cross body, but Joe just moves out of the way. Robbie crashes and burns. Joe continues to be on the offense with a knee to the chest, slap and kicks to the back and chest and then the Muscle Buster. He does the submission lock and Robbie taps. Winner: Samoa Joe
A little video plays showing the video of Kurt Angle’s Hall of Fame promo. More to come next.
Video plays from last week where the Knockouts had their promo in the ring. Sky’s leg was taken out but Mickie just looked on.
Velvet Sky is backstage while Mickie James walks into the shot. She wants to hand her a Georgia lottery ticket that is TNA’s newest merchandise item. Mickie apologizes about not helping Sky in the ring last week. Sky says she is healthy and wants her rematch tonight. Mickie talked to Brooke Hogan today and Mickie already has a match with someone who Sky overlooked. Sky wants it now but Mickie walks away. Sky slams on the door. She is getting fed up with Mickie.
A video plays. This video was the same video that played for Kurt Angle when he was announced into TNA’s Hall of Fame. He was announced on Sunday and will go in the night before Bound for Glory. Kurt has accomplished it all in TNA and in the wrestling business. He is, arguably, the best ever. Kurt said this company changed his life. He loves TNA and he knows all of us do. God Bless You!
Jeremy Borash is in the ring. Here is the newest member of the Impact Wrestling roster! This guy was announced days ago. Here comes the guy! Rampage Jackson! Jackson comes through the curtain while music plays. He comes down the ramp with a long chain around his neck. He interacts with the fans by the ramp. He gets in the ring. Borash welcomes Jackson. Jackson thanks him. He talks about being in Nashville and how he has done all of the big slams but now he is with TNA and, in order to be the best, you have to beat the best. Music hits and here comes Kurt Angle! Kurt makes his way to the ring. He looks in the eyes of Jackson. Kurt grabs a mic. He steps closer. Do you want to beat the best? Jackson doesn’t have to look any further as he is looking right at the best. Jackson may be the best in the cage, but this is Kurt’s world. This is his ring. He will have to go through Kurt when he is ready. It’s real… it’s damn real! Kurt and Jackson are face to face. Kurt backs up and they both shake hands. They then pull in real close and stare right in each other’s eyes. Kurt’s music plays again. He backs up and gets out of the ring. Jackson stays in the ring as he looks around the arena.
Mike Tenay and Taz are shown. They discuss the segment that just happened and Mike would pick Kurt to win rather than Jackson. They then show the opening segment where Hulk announces Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy.
Jeff Hardy is backstage. Jeff says he is back and his first match on Impact is with a ladder and a hammer. He is going all out tonight.
Chris Sabin, James Storm, and Gunner are walking in a line backstage. They will be in action.
Video plays showing the replay of the in-ring segment between Kurt Angle and Rampage Jackson.
Bully Ray is backstage with Mr. Anderson. Ray asks if Anderson seen D-Lo. Anderson says he probably has a headache. Ray laughs. Anderson says the VP spot is vacant. Ray asks if there is anyone who can fill the spot. Ken doesn’t answer. Ray moves forward to his match tonight. Why does he have to climb a ladder to get a hammer? He bashed Jeff with the hammer before. Ray starts to leave, but Anderson asks if Ray needs help for his match tonight. Ray says it is up to him because VPs know what to do. Ray leaves. Anderson asks himself if that means he is VP.
Music plays and here comes Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, and Kenny King. They get in the ring. James’ music plays and here comes him, Gunner, and Chris Sabin! They come to the ring.
Austin Aries, Bobby Roode and Kenny King vs. James Storm, Gunner, and Chris Sabin
Chris starts out against Kenny. They move around the ring. King kicks Chris in the gut and then works on the arm, but Chris flips out of it and then does an armdrag. He does another and then a third. He applies an armlock now. King gets up and whips Chris in the ropes. Chris does a hurricanrona. King gets up and James and Gunner punch him in the face. Chris knocks King out of the ring. Roode and Aries enter and knock Chris down. James and Gunner enter and fight them. Roode and Aries and Kenny meet on the outside. Chris flies out of the ring and lands on them. He gets Kenny in the ring. Kenny whips him in the ropes. Chris holds onto the top, but Aries hits Chris in the back and on the chest. Kenny tags Roode. Roode enters and smashes Chris face first into the turnbuckle. He does a knife edge chop and then a suplex. He jumps up and comes down with a knee drop. He covers but Chris kicks out. Chris punches Roode in the gut and then whips him in the ropes. Chris is able to tag Storm. Storm gets in and takes Roode down with an armdrag and then hits him with an atomic drop. He does a huge fist and it knocks Roode down. Bobby gets up in the corner. James runs to him, but Roode brings him over and Storm lands on the apron. He kicks Roode in the back of the head. Storm can’t keep the offense as the opposing team interferes. Roode tags Aries in and Austin has Storm down for a cover. He kicks out. Aries puts Storm in the corner and then rakes his face across the top rope. He tags Roode. Roode stays in for about thirty seconds till Roode tags King in. King jumps up and plants his knee on Storm. He covers but James kicks out. King does a headlock and then tags Aries. Aries gets Storm up and puts him in the corner. He tags Roode. They double whip Storm in the ropes. They go do to a double back body drop, but Storm takes Aries and rams him in the gut of Roode. He tags Gunner. Gunner gets in and manhandles Aries and also King as he enters. Roode tagged King as Gunner was tagged in. Roode enters and takes Gunner out. Storm gets in and goes after Roode. Gunner tags Chris. Chris gets in and goes after Aries. Chris takes Aries out and also King as he takes him out with a Cradle Shot. They showcase their titles after the match.
Winners: Chris Sabin, James Storm, and Gunner
Mickie James has the Knockout Title over her shoulder. She fights next.
Devon and Knux are walking backstage. Devon goes to a door as they say it is the last door. Devon says he has to be in there. They open it and run it.
A video plays showcasing the Last Knockout Match from Sunday between Gail Kim and Taryn Terrell. It is a must see!
Brooke Hogan and Taryn Terrell are backstage. Brooke says they are still talking about that match. WHo knew a referee Brooke hired would face one of the very best. Taryn says no one is standing in her way. Brooke gives her props again. Taryn asks if Brooke is still in love with Bully. She really wanted to ask. Brooke says that they will stick to the wrestling talk. Taryn is sorry. Brooke congratulates her again and Taryn walks away. Brooke does a sigh of relief.
Mickie James comes out and gets in the ring. After her is Taeler Hendrix. She gets in the ring. ODB is in the ring as she referees this match.
Mickie James vs. Taeler Hendrix
They walk around the ring and lock-up. Mickie takes Taeler in the corner. Mickie releases the hold and backs up. Hendrix walks out and they lock-up again. Hendrix twists the arm of Mickie. Mickie flips around and does an arm twist to Hendrix. Hendrix breaks it and does a fireman’s carry. Mickie gets up. Mickie starts to clap for the great move Hendrix did. She wants to get in her head. They lock-up and Mickie applies a headlock. Hendrix tries to whip Mickie but she has it locked in. Hendrix does it this time but Mickie hits her with a shoulder block. Hendrix get up and hits a dropkick on Mickie. She covers but James kicks out. Both get up. The crowd starts to chant, “Yes, yes, yes, yes!” Mickie starts to talk to ODB. They go to lock-up again but Mickie goes behind Hendrix. Taeler breaks it, but Mickie whips her in the ropes. Taeler holds on the ropes and kicks Mickie in the gut. Hendrix goes to the top rope, but Mickie holds onto her knee. Hendrix jumps down and goes to Mickie but James does a huge right hand. It is all better now. Mickie does a high spin kick. She covers and wins.
Winner: Mickie James
Devon and Knux walk backstage. The camera shows the shadow of Knux. Abyss grabs him from behind. Devon starts looking for him. Abyss throws him to Devon and then the Television Title. Abyss grabs Devon from behind and rams him into the wall. Devon and Knux are down. Abyss grabs the title from the ground and says he is taking the title to the abyss.
Video plays showcasing the main event TNA World Title match at Slammiversary. Sting almost had it won, but Bully Ray pulled out the W and keeps the title.
Sting will appear next week to address his future. AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle is also next week in a BFG Qualifying match. Gunner and James Storm team up to fight next week.
A video plays replaying the segment between Kurt Angle and Rampage Jackson.
Jeff Hardy’s music plays and here comes the charismatic enigma. He interacts with the fans around the ring. He wears his facepaint again. He gets in the ring and taunts from the corners. Music hits and here comes Bully Ray! Ray comes through the crowd with the TNA World Title over his shoulder. He turns around to address a fan and then turns his attention to the ring. Taz shakes the hand of Taz. Ray turns around and Jeff jumps over the ropes and lands right on Ray.
Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray in a Ladder Match to grab the hammer from above the ring
Jeff slams Ray into the steel steps and brings him in the ring. Jeff continues to fight as he punches him and then plants him with a dropkick. Ray rolls out of the ring. Jeff does a baseball slide and Ray goes back into the commentator’s desk. Jeff gets on the apron and jumps. He lands right on Bully. Both are down. Ray gets up and plants Ray face first into the steel steps. Jeff looks under the ring and grabs a ladder. He pushes it in the ring. Ray looks on as he is leaning on the steps. Jeff goes to Ray, but Ray takes the legs out from under Jeff. He then smashes his leg on the ring apron.
Bully has Jeff in the corner and beats his head into Jeff’s chest. He then does a huge chop. He backs up and then runs for a splash. Jeff falls to the mat. Ray taunts and then goes slowly back to Jeff. He stomps on him and then snaps the leg back. Jeff crawls and tries to stand. Ray grabs him but Jeff punches back. He bounces off the ropes, but Ray hits him with a back body drop. Ray grabs the ladder that is in the ring, lifts it above his head and drops it right down on Jeff. Ray plants an elbow and then stands quickly. He grabs Jeff’s leg and yanks it. He punches Jeff’s face and says that he doesn’t need a hammer! Jeff gets on his knees and fights back with punches. He gets up and runs into the ropes. Jeff does a huge big boot. Jeff is down again. Ray starts doing the cup to ear Hulk Hogan taunt. The crowd boos. Ray waves to the camera and yells, “Hi dad!” Ray slowly gets Jeff up to his feet. He grabs him from behind and goes for the Bully Bomb, but Jeff slides out of it, kicks him in the gut and hits a DDT. Both are down. Both slowly get up. Each stand. Jeff punches Ray right in the face. Ray punches back. It is a punching battle now as they go back and forth. Jeff punches more and more but Ray whips Jeff in the ropes. Jeff comes back to knock Ray off his feet. He does an atomic drop. He takes Ray down as he takes the legs out from under him and then hits a low dropkick to the face. Jeff grabs the ladder and climbs. Ray knocks Jeff off the ladder. Ray almost trips over it, but Ray jumps over it, gets in the corner and falls. Jeff sets the ladder up between Ray’s legs. Jeff does a dropkick to it. Ray is in severe pain. Taz states that Ray doesn’t wear a cup. Jeff grabs the ladder and climbs. Ray gets up and pushes the ladder over. Jeff lands right on the top rope. Ray yells, “My balls!” He slowly stands. He goes to Jeff, but Jeff does a jawbreaker. He bounces off the ropes and Jeff knocks him down with a flying elbow. Jeff grabs the ladder again. He sets it up. He climbs once more. Ray gets up and pushes the ladder down. Jeff lands right in the corner face first into the top turnbuckle. Ray runs to Jeff, but Jeff elbows him and then runs up the corner for whisper in the wind. Both are down.
Jeff gets up and sets the ladder up. He climbs and goes for the hammer. He touches it, but Ray takes the ladder out from under Jeff and he lands back first onto the mat. He landed hard. Ray sets the ladder up. Ray pulls Jeff into the corner. Ray slowly climbs the ladder. He reaches up and grabs the hammer. His face turns evil. He slowly gets down the ladder. Ray places the ladder in the corner. Ray holds onto the hammer as Jeff slowly gets to his feet. Jeff turns and Ray goes to hit Jeff, but Jeff hits the Twist of Fate. The hammer flies in the air. It lands by Jeff and he grabs it. Both get up and Jeff starts swinging. Ray ducks and Jeff hits the corner. Ray runs out of the ropes and up the ramp. Jeff goes to follow him but Jeff falls as his leg gave out. The referee helps him up.
Bully Ray is walking backstage asking, “Where’s my belt?” He continues to walk. He is hurting. Just then, Hulk Hogan comes out from the corner. Hulk has a hammer. Ray is on his hands and knees. Hulk goes to hit him in the back, but Brooke runs in and yells, “NO!” Ray gets up and turns. He sees Hulk. Hulk turns to Brooke. Brooke looks at both of them. Ray slowly stumbles away. The show fades.