A video package is shown recapping video and still shots from Bound for Glory with quotes from Sting and Bully Ray about Devon’s unmasking.
Outside the Impact Zone, Aces and Eights ride in the parking lot. Security try to hold them back to no avail. Aces and Eights come out through the motorcycle entrance and they now have a titantron video. They pointed to the tron and the Vice President comes up on the screen and says what a beautiful sight this is. He says that they have one man to thank, someone who is now a full member of Aces & Eights and a part of the brotherhood, and we know him as Devon. Devon comes out through the crowd in his Aces & Eights jacket, hugs all the members in the ring, and tells the fans to shut the hell up. The crowd chants “you sold out” at Devon, and he says that the men in the ring were the ones who have had his back since day one. They were the ones who were there for him when he was down and out, and the fans are the most no good, inbred pieces of crap he’s ever seen. If the fans want to know why he did it, like his brother once said: because he could. He thanks Aces & Eights for helping him stand in the ring testifying, and he thanks the man who organized the whole thing and patched him in. This is the group that will destroy TNA, and as the fans tell Devon that he sucks, he cuts to the chase and says he didn’t forget when Bubba turned on him in this very ring, when he put his son through a table, and that payback is a biatch. Before Devon can get any further, Sting’s music hits and out comes the Stinger, Bully Ray, Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle, Hernandez, James Storm, Ken Anderson, AJ Styles, and Chavo Guerrero. Sting congratulates them on full access and wanted to take this time to formally introduce the TNA roster, and Bully Ray runs past Sting and heads straight for the ring with the rest of the guys. Ray pulls a guy close to Devon out of the ring and beats the crap out of him before Aces and Eights head out of the ring.
Back from the break, Aces and Eights try to come in the ring and Hulk Hogan says that it doesn’t work this way. Hogan notes that Bound for Glory, Aces and Eights has full access, and that means they’ve got to fight. Sting takes a mic and says that if they have to fight, he wants Devon here tonight. Hogan tells Devon to either fight Sting tonight or get his ass out of there for good and the decision is all his. Devon says that he has a deal.
Tenay seaways into a video package highlighting the main event World Championship match from Bound for Glory.
Backstage, Austin Aries said it was no surprise that they were having a party for Hardy. He said it’s not a party without him. He said he might bring some cookies to liven things up
Backstage, Hulk Hogan told Mr. Anderson he knows how bad he wanted to be at BFG. Hogan said next Thursday is Championship Thursday and Jeff Hardy will defend the title against one of four men. Hogan said James Storm is one of the candidates because he won at BFG. Hogan said he’s having a three-way tonight to determine the second spot and Anderson is in. Joseph Park showed up and Hogan said that he was amazed at what he went through. Park said he had to talk to Hogan privately. Hogan booted the camera crew so that he could find out what Park saw…
TNA Television Champion: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Robbie E (with Robbie T)
Samoa Joe goes straight for Robbie E with right hands and the corner enzeguri. Roundkick to the back and then to the chest gains the Television Champion a two count. Chops to the chest light up E and Joe connects with a headbutt before positioning him on the top rope for the musclebuster. Robbie T grabs the ropes to prevent it and Robbie E tries a few chops, but no effect. Joe hits a hard chop to E and then hits a suicide dive on Robbie T. Robbie E tries to dive off the apron but Joe kicks him in the ribs. Joe rolls him in the ring and nails the musclebuster before cinching in the real naked choke and immediately taps out.
Winner by Submission and STILL TNA Television Champion: Samoa Joe
Robbie T tries to jump Samoa Joe, but gets trapped in the rear naked choke instead and taps out.
Jesse, Tara‘s Hollywood boyfriend is gorilla pressing her backstage as pictures are being taken. The photographer asks for more pictures and Tara says if TMZ can get it in one shot, so can he. The two talk celebrity talk and Tara and Jesse make out.
Knockouts Champion Tara vs. ODB
ODB is yelling at Eric Young on the phone, telling him he better keep his ring on as she comes out to the ring. ODB makes her full entrance with the phone in her hand. Tara jumps ODB on her way into the ring, but ODB overpowers Tara before taking her ring off and sticking it in her pocket. ODB with a running power slam, then grabs her cell phone to make sure EY is still there before cramming Jesse’s face into her boobs. Jesse uses his fingers to try to brush the taste off his tongue, funny. She goes back to talking to EY, but Tara jumps her from behind and yells “that is MY MAN!” over and over while she drives forearms into the back of ODB’s skull. Taryn Terrell forces the break, so Tara picks ODB up in a hangman’s noose and then yanks her to the mat by the hair. She shoves Terrell out of the way as she continues beating the hell out of ODB, yelling to Jesse that she’s got her, and asks how her hair looks. Tara connects with another hangman’s noose, then she goes to make out with Jesse, but now ODB is pissed. She takes a swig from her flask, runs Tara into Jesse, then hits the TKO for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: ODB
Tenay says that ODB gaining a non-title victory over the champion is huge. Miss Tessmacher is standing at the top of the ramp smiling and applauding Tara’s loss, waving at her as she slowly comes to in the arms of Jesse.
AJ Styles is backstage telling Kurt Angle that he likes teaming with him, but they both want to be the World Champion, so no disrespect, but he’ll see him out in the ring. Angle watches AJ leave and says “Yes you will.”
Aces & Eights are hanging around in the parking lot as Devon gets ready for tonight’s main event.
While they’re doing that, we go to a video package looking at this past weekend at Bound For Glory, as Chavo Guerrero Jr and Hernandez won the World Tag Team Title. Christopher Daniels says that when the rematch happens, they’re going to kick the dog **** out of them because they’re the only Tag Team Champions of the World.
Aces and Eights are shown in the parking lot before a highlight video of Chavo and Hernandez becoming the new TNA World Tag Team Champions with post-match comments from the New World Tag Team Champions and the #FWTTCOTW (Former World Tag Team Champions of the World)
Kid Kash and Hernandez vs. TNA World Tag Team Champions Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Hernandez
The two teams immediately start brawling and Chavo is thrown out before Super Mex Hernandez clotheslines both Kash and Gunner before nailing a Gorilla Press on Kash. Chavo tags in and hits a dropkick for one. Hernandez is tagged in and applies a bearhug before hitting a belly-to-belly suplex. Hernandez picks him up, and Kash biting the ear of Hernandez to get close enough to tag Gunner. Flying Plancha by Chavo gets him one. Gunner starts with head-butts and right hands before tagging Kash in. Kash starts wailing on Chavo with right hands. Gunner is tagged back in and the two takes the boots to Guerrero. Hernandez tries to come in the ring, but the referee sends him back to the apron. Kash tags in and nails a roundhouse kick to the front and the back for one. Hernandez is finally tagged in and he slingshots into the ring with a shoulder block to Kash, then he takes both opponents out with clotheslines before pouncing Kash out of his boots. Chavo tags in and hits a flying bodypress for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: TNA World Tag Team Champions Chavo Guerrero, Jr. and Hernandez
Joseph Park is in Hogan’s office with Sting, and he wants to get his hands on Aces & Eights. Bully Ray comes in and asks to speak to Hogan alone. Hogan says no because they’re all on the same team, and he thanks Sting for letting him team with him, and sorry if he let him down. They fist bump and Sting says he wasn’t let down, then Bubba says he knows his brother and wants to be the one to get answers out of Devon. Hogan says he’s in the three way for the title shot at Jeff Hardy and he should worry about that and let Sting take care of Devon, and Bubba says Hogan needs to trust him more. Hogan tells Sting to talk to him, and Sting says that he’s on it. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Three-way? He’s promised Anderson, Storm, the winner of the triple threat, and now Ray a title shot. I’m not a mathematician, but I believe that’s four people.))
Another video package of Aries vs. Hardy airs before Jeff Hardy makes his entrance to his new theme song, new titantron and a new belt. Green, white and red confetti falls as Hardy high fives and waves to the fans. Hardy says he’s chased this for over a year, and the fans have been there for him through everything and he can’t thank them enough. The fans give him a “thank you Hardy” chant. He explains that he can’t wait to defend the title next week in the Impact Zone for Championship Thursday. Austin Aries’ music hits and he comes out singing and asking Hardy where the women and the party favors are, and to leave it to the Greatest Man Who Ever Lived to make it a party. He’s got a tray of cookies and a bunch of balloons in hands, and he wants to give Hardy credit: he did what Bully Ray and Bobby Roode couldn’t: he beat Austin Aries on PPV. The crowd starts a “We Want Cookies” chant. Aries announces that he’s brought some gifts like the balloons and some cookies, but Hardy says he doesn’t eat cookies and smacks the tray out of his hand too some boos. Aries says that this is only the beginning of the battle, and they both know that, because all the pressure and all the stress is on his shoulders, and not everyone can handle that. He can invoke his rematch clause anytime he wants, and he tells the fans chanting for Hardy to shut up, but he’s going to let Hardy crumble under the pressure because he’s going to win back the World Title. He makes fun of the awful new belt Hardy has, asking where his belt went. Aries says that Hardy must be able to pull some strings because he has is face on the belt. He thinks it’s the spitting image of Hardy, so he spits on it. Hardy nails Aries and goes after him, but Aries quickly slides out of the ring and points at his head to say that he’s getting in Hardy’s head.
Daniels is backstage telling the Mystery Cameraman that he knows it looks like he’s down and out, but the appletini is always half full. He’s going to go out there and show Hogan what kind of man he is by beating AJ and Kurt, and then they can share one of these delicious drinks together.
((Jarrett’s Jab – I hate that Hardy is the champ and all of a sudden he has a new belt. I like that Aries isn’t going for the immediate rematch and that they’re building to it. Hopefully Hardy will get more than successful one title defense before losing it, maybe then it’ll mean more.))
Christopher Daniels vs. AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle
Daniels goes straight for AJ, and the two Ping-Pong AJ before hitting a double team elbow. Backbody suplex by Aj and Angle walks through Daniels with a clothesline. AJ goes for the Clash, but Angle pulls him off and Daniels goes to hide in a corner. Angle goes for the German suplex, but AJ blocks. Angle hits a punch and AJ nails a dropkick when Angle rebounds off the ropes. Daniels sneaks up from behind and shoulders AJ in the corner with Angle behind them. AJ is able to counter an Irish Whip and Angle hits a belly-to-belly suplex on AJ and a german on Daniels. AJ connects with a kick to the head, and goes for the clash, but Angle reverses and cinches in the Ankle lock. Daniels breaks it with a palm thrust to Angle and throws Angle shoulder first into the ring post and nails an STO on AJ for two. Daniels hits a few elbows to the back of AJ’s neck and hits an inverted neckbreaker for another two count. Daniels bows before the crowd and knocks Angle off the apron before cinching in a modified three-quarter nelson according to Taz. AJ strikes the midsection and Angle walks through Daniels with the clothesline. AJ hits a backbreaker on Daniels and a Stinger Splash in the corner to Angle. Flying forearm to Angle gives AJ a two count. Sidewalk slam by Daniels gives him a two count. Angle nails a T-bone suplex on Daniels for two, and AJ hits the Pele. AJ goes for what looks like a moonsault on the outside to Daniels, but looks more like he forgot to follow through on springboard inverted DDT. Angle hits the Angle slam on Daniels for the three count as AJ rushes in the ring.
Winner by Pinfall: Kurt Angle
Angle offers his hand post-match and AJ just rolls out of the ring.
Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan catch up with Hulk Hogan backstage, and Hogan shakes his hand and says he’s a fan of Ryan’s work and says to turn the 87% and turn it into 97%. Ryan says that it’s done. Hogan asks Morgan what his problem is and why he’s been jumping people for months. Morgan says it’s because Hogan told him he’d be a big star in his first promo in the company, but Hogan says he’s been on Team Morgan since day one and fought for him in meetings with other members of TNA management even when they said he has no charisma. Morgan gets right up in Hogan’s face and says he’s going to take those criticisms and shove them right up Hogan’s ass. Hogan watches him walk off and smiles.
((Jarrett’s Jab – Sure hope that this means that AJ can have a feud with someone that’s not Angle or Daniels. And Hogan likes Ryan, that must be why the loser of Gutcheck has gotten more TV time than every winner combined. I actually like Morgan, but saddling him with someone like Ryan makes zero sense. Hopefully they’ll be some explanation at some point.))
We look back at Bound for Glory as Sting was inducted into the TNA Hall Of Fame, then we see a video package of James Storm and Bobby Roode’s street fight at Bound for Glory.
James Storm comes out, fresh off his Bound for Glory win against Bobby Roode. If you missed Bound for Glory, buy the Pay-Per-View, if just for that match. It was the best on the card. James Storm says that he was taught as a child that what goes around comes around. A year ago this very night, he became the World Champion, and at Bound For Glory, he and Roode kicked the crap out of each other. But for every ounce of blood he lost, he kept getting up for himself, his family, and his fans, and when he came back to TNA, he had a bucket list. #10 was to kick the crap out of Bobby Roode, #2 was to drink beer, and #1 was to win back the World Title, and next week, he’s one of four guys who is in a match for the World Title. Bobby Roode comes out and says they made good on a promise: they both swore they would give everything they had at Bound For Glory. They kicked the crap out of each other, but when all was said and done, they had one of the bloodiest battles in the history of the wrestling business. Storm asks So Cal Val for a chair because it’s a lot easier to kiss ass while you’re sitting down. Roode says Storm should kiss his ass because it took him a year to beat Bobby Roode, but doing that brought him way up the pecking order, and he always needed Roode because he carried him for years and that he was the backbone of Beer Money. Storm became the champion because he let Storm have the opportunity, and despite his loss at Bound For Glory, Storm knows deep down that Bobby Roode will always be the better man. Storm says “nope” and superkicks Roode right into the credits, then stands over Roode’s unconscious form and tells him that he’s sorry about his damn luck.
Devon is backstage lifting weights
Sting’s induction into the Hall of Fame aired again, and now we’re to the ring for our main event.
Devon vs. Sting
Devon connects with right hands and chokes Sting in the corner. Devon uses the hair to pull the first TNA Hall of Famer before connecting with a ring hand. Sting is able to get the advantage with several elbows, a backbody drop and kicking the right quad of Devon. Sting picks Devon up and slams his head against the turnbuckle. Irish Whip leads Devon getting his hands stomped on by Sting. Sting rakes the eyes before Irish Whipping Sting and clotheslining him to the outside as we head to commercial.
Back from the break, Devon is in the ring with the advantage on Sting with a clubby blow to the back. A replay from the break is shown of Sting nailing Devon in the back with a chair. Devon uses the middle rope to choke Sting and nail a right hand while the crowd chants “We want Tables.” Devon measures Sting and hits another right hand and a uses his hair to choke him on the middle rope. On the outside, the sergeant-in-arms for Aces and Eights drops an elbow to the throat of Sting. Rolling back in the ring, Devon nails a shot to the kidneys of Sting and a diving headbutt from the ground for two. Headlock applied by Devon and the crowd starts a “Let’s go Sting!” chant. Sting fights out, but gets caught by a dropkick. Jawbreaker by Devon and a right hand, sends Devon up to the top for a flying headbutt, but Sting rolls out of the way and starts running through Devon with right hands and a flying clothesline. Stinger splash to the back connects and an Inverted DDT. Sting applies the Scorpion Death Lock in the center of the ring and Taz notes about how he’s sitting back. Members of Aces and Eights jump Sting for the disqualification and out comes Mister Anderson and Garett Bischoff.
Winner by Disqualification: Sting
Chavo Guerrero, Hernandez and other members of the TNA roster comes out to fight off Aces and Eights. Taz notes how it’s dejavu from the beginning of the show as one of the big guys drop Anderson neck first into the barricade. Bully Ray comes charging with a baseball bat and the group starts running as we quickly cut to credit.
((Jarrett’s Jab – I really like how Aces and Eight’s sergeant-in-arms Devon was able to hang with Sting and it makes Aces and Eights seem like a bigger threat. Aces and Eights must be afraid of weapons because they ran from Hogan when he had a bat earlier, and Ray with a chain here. Ok edition of Impact, some slow spots on the show, like that awful Knockouts match and Hogan overload, but they hyped the fallout from the main Bound for Glory matches and started leading into Hardy’s next challenger. That’s it for this week. To see Jeff Hardy’s awful new belt, we have pictures here at TNAStars.))