Xplosion – August 1st, 2012
From the iMPACT Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida
Announced by Jeremy Borash and Pat Kenny
Bound for Glory Series – Daniels vs. Bully Ray.
Bully Ray asks for a mic before the match.
Daniels cheap-shots Ray with a Martini he had come down to the ring with, and the referee rings the bell as Kazarian exits the ring.
Ray remains blinded throughout a minute or two of constant punches and kicks, bouncing from corner to corner. Daniels attempts a school boy roll up, but Ray knows the ropes are there, and clings on to avoid the pin, but Daniels forces him to release with more physical abuse, then getting another school boy off, but Ray kicks out at two.
Ray straight up with a right hand, and throws Daniels out of the ring. Kazarian takes advantage, entering the ring to clock Ray around the back of his head behind the referee’s back! The camera almost missed it as it was that unexpected, but while Daniels recuperates, we take a break.
Daniels is on the offensive, Ray tied up in a Camel Clutch and all fingers in Ray’s face and eyes. The referee counts, and Daniels breaks, heading up to the top rope while Ray crawls, blinded still by the Martini and Daniel’s fingers. Big shoulder block, but only a one count.
Daniels straight back to the eyes of Bully Ray, then twisting the head in submission. He follows up by choking Ray on the middle rope, straddling him with his leg.
Exchange of rights while Ray gets a breath, but again, Daniels to the eyes. Kick, then a running kick into a pin, but only two.
Back to the head, holding the jaw and the crown of the skull, twisting onto Daniels’ knee. Ray attempts to get out, but can’t. The crowd amazingly behind the Bully, and Ray trips Daniels, attempting an ankle lock, but Daniels gets the headlock back on, broken because of another eye rake!
Ray attempts to crawl out of the ring, but is cut off by Kazarian, choking him on the bottom rope while Daniels distracts the referee.
Daniels picks Ray up, into the ropes, but Ray comes back with an overhand chop which rocks Daniels! Right hands from Ray as he comes back, into the ropes, back-body drop hipped by Daniels, followed by a big splash in the corner from Ray! Side slam from the Bully, but only a two count on the pin.
Ray full steam ahead now, sets Daniels up for the Bully Bomb, Daniels out with an elbow and brings Ray back down with a leg sweep/clothesline combination. BME attempt, Ray rolls out and Daniels lands on his feet. Splash attempt from Daniels, missed! Ray takes out an apron-based Kazarian with momentum, and comes back to finish Daniels with a Bully Cutter, and that’s a win for Bully Ray!
Winner: Bully Ray via Pinfall.
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