Source: Tom Conlon of PWInsider.com
The team over at Pro Wrestling Insider posted some spoilers for this week’s episode of iMPACT Wrestling on Spike TV. The spoilers were derived from a fan in attendance at the tapings named Tom Conlon. I think I’ve read Tom’s spoilers below, but I honestly can’t remember. In any event, it looks like this week’s show is going to bring us the long-awaited match between “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and “The Icon” Sting. Also, Mexican America will be in action against Devon, D’Angelo Dinero, Tara, and Miss Tessmacher, the former Beautiful People collide, we get a rematch from No Surrender between Samoa Joe and Matt Morgan, and Jerry Lynn makes his in-ring return!
Feel free to scroll down and read the entire set of spoilers for next week’s show.
Ric Flair comes to the ring and calls out Sting. Flair says Sting might be a “franchise”, but “franchise” and God are a different level. Flair mentions their Clash of Champions match from 23 years ago. Flair says that tonight, it is business and he has to beat Sting tonight. Flair says that as much as he respects Sting, he can hurt him and says the only way Sting can get to Hogan is over Flair’s dead body. Sting says that he is looking forward to getting in the ring with Flair, but there is something beyond that. Sting says Hogan and Bischoff have too much power and that Flair has forgotten what is going on around here and says that Hogan and Bischoff have Flair wrapped around his finger.
Stng references WCW and talks about how bad it got and how Flair left to go to “New York.” Sting says that for anyone who truly cares about Impact Wrestling, Sting is coming to Bound for Glory to take the company back. Flair says that when he beats Sting, Sting isn’t going to New York, coming back to TNA or anything like that, he is coming home. Sting tells Flair that it is Showtime.
Backstage, Karen Jarrett and Traci Brooks are arguing. Karen tells Traci to cover up her chest. Karen asked Traci to gather all of the Knockouts for a meeting. Karen tells Traci to wipe the smirk off her face.
Match Number One: D’Angelo Dinero, Devon, and the Knockout Tag Team Champions Brooke Tessmacher and Tara defeated Sarita, Rosita, and the TNA World Tag Team Champions Hernandez and Anarquia when Tara and Tessmacher pinned Sarita and Rosita at the same time.
Fortune members A.J. Styles, Frankie Kazarian, Christopher Daniels, and James Storm come to the ring. Styles gets the mic and he introduces Bound for Glory Series winner Bobby Roode, and Roode comes to the ring. AJ congratulates Roode on winning the Bound for Glory Series and says Roode will beat Angle for the title. The crowd chants “NEXT WORLD CHAMP”.
Christopher Daniels then takes the mic and mentions how he beat a Former World Champion in this ring and also congratulates Roode on the way that he won last night. Daniels says the fans believe in him and that he has to believe in himself.
Frankie Kazarian then takes the mic and commends the whole group and he says that while they are a unit, they all have individual goals and says that this is Roode’s time.
James Storm then takes the mic and says talks about the road that they have been on. Storm would have liked for it to be him facing Angle, but if it can’t be, he is more than happy that it is Bobby. He then says to Kurt Angle, sorry about your damn luck.
Kurt Angle’s music hits and Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring. Angle says that he clawed his way to the top, even through an injury. Kurt then questions Fortune’s mentality and questions the other four for not being envious. He says that they are all here for the same reason: The World Title. Angle says to Roode that since they don’t want to tell them how the other members of Fortune really feel, he will tell Roode that he’s jealous. Angle says since the Hogan/Bischoff stroke has rubbed off on him, Angle has said that in the weeks leading to Bound For Glory, Bobby Roode will face the members of Fortune. Angle then says that if any of them manage to beat Roode, after Angle sends Roode back to the bottom of the totem pole after Bound for Glory, whoever beats him will be at the very top.
They retaped the opening segment with Ric Flair and Sting. Flair came out in his ring gear and he called out Sting. Sting came out in his ring gear as well and the two bickered back and forth. They did not mention the WCW bit like they did in the first promo, or going “up north”. This segment was much more “angry” compared to the first segment taped, which was more “respectful”. Security had to come out to separate Flair and Sting.
Match Number Three: Samoa Joe defeated Matt Morgan with a modified figure four leg lock in a No Surrender rematch.
Match Number Four: Bobby Roode defeated Frankie Kazarian with a Crossface. After the match, Roode and Kazarian shook hands.
Match Number Five: Bully Ray and Jerry Lynn defeated Ken Anderson in a handicap match. Ray hit Anderson with a chain when the referee was dealing with Lynn.
Match Number Six: Sting defeated Ric Flair with a Scorpion Death Lock. During the match, Immortal ran out and the referee tried to stop them. Bully Ray then snuck up and got in the ring. Ken Anderson ran out and chased Ray away. Hogan stayed around the ringside area to encourage Flair. Flair used brass knuckles but Sting kicked out.
The episode ended with Sting staring at Hogan, who was on the ramp.