Source: Josh Boutwell of Wrestleview.com
Impact opens up with highlights from last week and then TNA president Dixie Carter walks out with two members of security carrying a briefcase.
Dixie says that she knows how Michelangelo (he’s the ninja turtle with the orange mask, just saying) felt after he completed the Sistine Chapel because BFG will be her finest work of art. Dixie says that Michelangelo didn’t have to worry about some “redneck” like AJ Styles standing over his shoulder splashing paint all over his masterpiece. She says that, speaking of splattering, Bully Ray splattered AJ last week and he was just too dumb to stay down after Bully beat on him. Dixie asks if AJ wants to leave with even a little piece of integrity left. She says as the leader of TNA it is her job to motivate and her other job is to evaluate and tonight she will do both as “Dixie sucks” and “we want Hogan” chants break out. Dixie says there will be a contract signing for the World Title Match at BFG tonight but asks what if AJ doesn’t make it to the contract signing and what if another talent were to take AJ out and get that title shot instead of AJ along with $50,000. Dixie says that AJ may have walked away from the money that she offered last week but she can promise someone will take her money this week and make sure AJ doesn’t make it to BFG. Dixie opens up the briefcase and shows the cash and then the A&8 music cuts her off.
Bully Ray walks out with Brooke and he says he and Dixie haven’t exactly seen eye to eye over the years and he isn’t exactly on “Team Dixie” but $50,000 buys a lot. Bully says he took AJ last week and this week he can do it for 50 g’s and he doesn’t care who he has to face at BFG.
Magnus walks out and interrupts Bully wearing a “save the tatas” shirt. Magnus says that 12 men over 3 months put their bodies and their careers on the line in the BFG Series for TNA and Dixie to earn a shot at the World Title and just because she doesn’t like AJ she will give anyone that is greedy enough to take him out. Magnus says it’s no wonder that everyone has been saying “Dixie sucks” right now which starts the chant up again. Magnus says $50,000 might be chump change to her but it’s not chump change to him or the “good people in Tulsa, OK.” He says she can understand how serious he is when he tells her that he’s so sick and tired of her and Bully talking every week that he’ll fight Bully for free tonight.
Bully asks Magnus if he knows who he is and people might say that Magnus is the future of wrestling but Bully says Magnus is a fraud and just a “big pretty boy.” He says he doesn’t have a tough bone in his body and he’s a loser and probably the biggest disappointment that he’s ever seen that he might as well be from Oklahoma. Magnus decks Bully and Bully retreats out to the floor! Bully screams that if Magnus wants a match against him then he’s got it!
Kurt Angle is shown arriving in the back.
In the back Bully Ray holds a hammer as he talks to A&8. He says that last week felt good how they destroyed AJ Styles and it felt like old times. He says he told them that he would give them the spotlight and the glory and they took it. Bischoff and Knux don’t look happy as he talks. Bully says Knux has that opportunity tonight to do what he can tonight and take out one of the tag champs in his match. He says that he’s got both their backs just the way he knows they have his back at BFG. They fist bump and say they’re going to get the $50,000 bounty tonight.
4-Corners Match: “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels vs. “Super Mex” Hernandez vs. Robbie E vs. “Showtime” Eric Young
The winner of this match earns his tag team the final entrance into the Gauntlet Match at the BFG Pre-Show where the winning team goes on to face the Tag Champs for the belts on the PPV. Robbie attacks EY as he gets in the ring and they will start the match off. Robbie whips EY into to the corner and then charges in at him but EY floats up and over him and then bounces off the ropes and connects with a Flying Forearm. EY gets a nearfall and then puts Robbie in a wristlock, but Robbie reverses it only to get reversed right back. Hernandez blind tags EY and then slingshots himself into the ring into a shoulder block to Robbie. Hernandez chops Robbie and then whips him into the ropes but Robbie tags Daniels as he hits the ropes. Daniels charges at Hernandez but eats a boot and then Hernandez goes for a backbreaker but Daniels escapes only to eat a clothesline. Hernandez follows up with the Cracker Jack and then he connects with a Scoop Slam. Hernandez bounces off the ropes but Robbie hits him from behind. Hernandez knocks him off the apron but then Daniels hits Hernandez from behind knocking him out to the floor. Robbie stomps on Hernandez and then tosses him back into the ring where Daniels chokes him and rakes his elbow across Hernandez’s face. Daniels slams Hernandez into the turnbuckles and then whips him into the ropes and connects with a Back Heel Kick for another nearfall. Daniels picks Hernandez up and Robbie blind tags Daniels and then hits Hernandez with an axe handle from behind. Robbie hits a Snapmare Takeover and then punches Hernandez repeatedly on the top of the head. Robbie climbs up top and dives off with the Fist Pump Drop for a nearfall. Robbie puts Hernandez in a Front Facelock, but Hernandez uses his power to push Robbie towards EY. Daniels sees it happening and runs over and knocks EY off the apron. The heels then whip Hernandez into the ropes only to eat a Double Clothesline from Hernandez! Hernandez tags in EY and he dives off the top with a Double Missile Dropkick on Daniels & Robbie! EY takes them both out with dropkicks and clotheslines. EY goes for a Piledriver on Daniels but Robbie hits him from behind and then connects with a Jawbreaker followed by an STO from Daniels! 1…2…NO Robbie breaks it up and now he and Daniels begin arguing. Robbie shoves Daniels and he shoves Robbie back. Hernandez comes from out of nowhere with Air Mexico over the top onto Daniels in the ring! He then hits the Get Off Me on Robbie sending him to the floor! Hernandez goes for a splash on Daniels in the corner but Daniels moves and Hernandez goes crashing over the top to the floor. Daniels whips EY into the corner but EY flips over the top and lands on the apron on his feet. EY then hits a charging Daniels with a shoulder block through the ropes followed by sliding through Daniels’ legs and connecting with a Belly-to-Belly Suplex! EY climbs up top and dives off with the Flying Elbow Drop! Robbie comes back in and shoves EY to the floor! Robbie covers Daniels, 1…2…3!
Winner: Robbie via pinfall
In the back AJ is asked how it feels to have a bounty on his head and then Jesse attacks him from behind from out of nowhere! AJ turns it around and slams AJ into a garbage can. AJ says it’s going to be a long night as he leaves Jesse lying.
Footage of Dixie announcing her bounty on AJ is shown again.
AJ Styles comes down to the ring and he says that Dixie reeks of desperation tonight. He says that Dixie wants to put the bounty on his head along with giving that person a shot at the World Title in his place. AJ says he’s flattered because Dixie KNOWS he will win at BFG and she’s scared to death of that. AJ says when he wins that World Title at BFG he is going to make her pay. AJ says he’s not going to run or hide tonight so anybody that wants to cash in on that bounty tonight they can come and try to get paid right now.
Knux and Garett Bischoff come out to the ring and as soon as they get in the ring AJ attacks! The numbers game gets the better of AJ as A&8 begin beating on the #1 contender in the corner. James Storm’s music interrupts the beating and the tag champs walk out and run A&8 off! Storm notices AJ on the floor and walks out to his former Fortune buddy and they stare each other down. Storm nods to AJ and then gets back in the ring.
Knux w/Garett Bischoff vs. Gunner w/James Storm
Bischoff grabs Knux’s leg as he goes to lockup with Knux and then Knux attacks Gunner. Knux slams Gunner into the turnbuckles and then chokes him in the ropes. Knux whips Gunner into the ropes and attempts a backdrop but Gunner kicks him and then clotheslines him. Gunner punches Knux repeatedly and then Knux retreats to the corner and as Gunner charges at him Knux grabs him the trunks and slams him into the turnbuckles. Gunner fights out with right hands and then he whips Knux into the corner. Gunner charges at him but eats a boot followed by a huge clothesline from Knux! 1…2…NO Gunner kicks out! Knux headbutts Gunner and then kicks him in the face. Gunner fights back but Knux shoves him into the ropes and then puts Gunner in a bear hug and slams him into the corner. Knux hits a series of shoulder blocks followed by a scoop slam and then he drops a knee on Gunner’s face and chokes him with the knee. Knux puts Gunner in a headlock but Gunner fights up to his feet and breaks the hold with knees. Knux shoves Gunner into the corner but Gunner explodes out with a Sunset Flip! Knux blocks it and then Leg Drops Gunner but I’m not sure if he missed or landed on Gunner’s arm. Gunner gets back to his feet and then they clothesline each other at the same time. Storm and Bischoff get in each other’s face and Bischoff calls for Bully to come out. Storm takes a fans beer and spits it in Bischoff’s face! In the ring Gunner ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own followed by a back elbow and then a Fall Away Slam on the 300 pounder! Gunner goes for the Gun Rack but blocks it and connects with a Cross Body on Gunner! Knux calls for Bully to come out again and then turns around and walks right into a Spear! 1…2…3!
Winner: Gunner via pinfall (Spear)
In the back Chris Sabin talks about the bounty on AJ and he says he’s going to collect it and get something nice for Velvet. Velvet protests but Sabin says he had the BFG Main Event stolen from him so why not return the favor to someone else.
In the back Bischoff and Knux bitch about Bully not having their back. Knux says next time Bully needs their help it’s going to get interesting.
The attacks Lei’D Tapa has performed on the Knockouts in recent weeks are shown.
In the back Brooke takes a picture of her ass as Gail walks in to interrupt her. Gail asks Brooke if she’s seen what Tapa has been doing to Knockouts and she thinks they need to work together in case she attacks. Brooke says she works alone and only helps out one person and Gail looks “a little ratchet” compared to Bully. Gail says then it really is ever Knockout for herself.
A video package hyping up the Ultimate X is shown. Great stuff all around there.
Sabin is shown sneaking around backstage and then asks a security guard if he’s seen “the not so Phenomenal AJ Styles” and then bumps into Samoa Joe. Joe says Sabin looks like he’s in the wrong side of town and he says it looks like he’s looking for AJ. Joe says Sabin doesn’t have his priorities straight because he has to deal with him tonight and IF he survives that maybe he can pursue the bounty but he is a VERY big “if.” Sabin looks like he’s constipated as he backs away from Joe before he gets murdered.
A replay of the drama between Bully and Magnus earlier is shown.
Non-Title Match: “Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe vs. Chris Sabin w/Velvet Sky
Both of these two will be involved in the Ultimate X Match at BFG. Joe forces Sabin into the corner but Sabin pokes him in the eye and connects with a series of forearms. Sabin taunts the crowd and then goes for a running clothesline, but Joe moves and then destroys Sabin in the corner with jabs followed by rights and lefts. Joe whips Sabin into the opposite corner and connects with a Running Back Elbow followed by a Leaping Enziguri! Sabin tries to retreat through the ropes but Joe pulls him back in and starts face washing him with his boot. Joe then goes for the Running Face Wash but Sabin rolls out to the floor and gets consoled by Velvet. Joe reaches out and pulls him back into the ring by the hair. Joe hits a knee strike and then whips him into the corner. Joe charges but Sabin gets out of the way and lays into Joe with jabs and chops, but Joe shrugs them off and absolutely caves in Sabin’s chest with a chop! Sabin rolls out to the floor and decides to just bail on the match, but Joe follows him up the ramp. Sabin uses Sky as a shield but then Joe grabs him and attempts a Samoan Drop! Sabin counters into a DDT on the ramp! Sabin dives back in the ring and tells the referee to count Joe out. Joe gets back in the ring at the 9 count but Sabin puts the boots to him as he dives into the ring. Sabin stands on his head and then chokes him in the ropes. Sabin whips Joe into the corner and then hits a Flying Forearm and then spits on his hand and smears it in Joe’s face. Sabin whips Joe into the opposite corner and charges in but east the Standing Uranage Suplex! Joe hits an Atomic Drop followed by a Mafia Kick and then the Running Backsplash Senton! 1…2…NO Sabin kicks out! Joe lifts Sabin up to the top rope and goes for the Muscle Buster, but Sabin bites him and then hits a Springboard Tornado DDT! 1…2…NO Joe kicks out! Sabin goes for the Hail Sabin but Joe blocks it and attempts a Full Nelson. Sabin elbows him repeatedly and then goes for a rollup but Joe counters it into the Coquina Clutch and Sabin taps!
Winner: Joe via submission (Coquina Clutch)
Austin Aries runs down to the ring after the match and hits a Missile Dropkick on Joe! Aries talks trash to Joe and then Jeff Hardy hits the ring and starts brawling with Aries! Hardy hits the Twist of Fate on Aries! Hardy pulls a ladder out from under the ring! Hardy sets the ladder up in the corner and climbs to the top! Sabin pulls Hardy down but eats a Leaping Mule Kick from Hardy! Manik comes from out of nowhere and climbs up the ladder! Manik dives onto Aries and Sabin with a Flying Cross Body off the top of the ladder! Manik poses on the top rope with the belt.
In the back Bad Influence has attacked AJ! They beat AJ down and slam him into a door and then start dragging him away, but AJ fights back and slams Kaz into Daniels. AJ grabs a nearby fire extinguisher and sprays them. As the smoky cloud trails off AJ is gone and Bad Influence continue searching.
In the back Ethan Carter III says “ECIII is going to make “Aunt D” real proud” at BFG.
Main Event in a Non-Title Match: Magnus vs. Bully Ray w/Brooke Tessmacher
As Bully and Magnus lockup my cable went out (typical). Cable comes back during commercials.
Back from the break Bully is beating on Magnus on the mat and gets a kiss from his girl. Bully slams Magnus into the turnbuckles and then he dares Magnus to fight back. Magnus punches Ray repeatedly but then Ray rakes his eyes and then drags him to the center of the ring and attempts an Elbow Drop. Magnus rolls out of the way and then the crowd gets behind him as he starts to mount a comeback. Magnus and Ray exchange right hands until Ray connects with a knee to the gut. Ray hits the ropes but Magnus is right behind him with a Lariat! Magnus hits a Back Suplex and then a Mafia Kick! Magnus dives off the top with the Flying Elbow Drop! 1…2…NO Ray kicks out! Magnus goes for a splash in the corner but Bully pulls the referee in the way. Magnus stops before he hits him but then Ray shoves Magnus into the referee. Brooke slides the chain to Bully but Sting runs out and pulls the chain away from Bully! The referee sees Sting and as he tries to get Sting to leave Bully low blows Magnus and rolls him up! 1…2…3!
Winner: Bully via pinfall (low blow)
Magnus argues with Sting after the match and refuses to shake his hand and instead slaps it and walks away.
Sting approaches Magnus in the back and Magnus says he just got hit in the balls and pinned and the referee didn’t see it because he was looking at Sting and once again he ends up with the bad hand and losses. Magnus says he’s sick and tired of this and all he’s trying to do is prove he can do this by himself. Joe interrupts them and tells Magnus to walk it off. Sting tells Magnus he’ll be by himself in San Diego and it will be just them one-on-one.
Tenay and Taz run down the card for BFG. No new matches announced.
Kurt Angle comes down to the ring and says it feels great to be back. He says Bobby Roode is one of the most talented wrestlers he’s ever seen and he reminds Angle of himself, but when he tries to rain on his parade in being inducted into the Hall of Fame he made things personal. Angle says its one thing to think you’re “that good” but when you mess with his legacy you dig your own grave. Angle says Roode is one of the best today but he will NEVER be Kurt Angle.
Bobby Roode interrupts Angle and he says that Kurt is right, he’s no Kurt Angle. Roode says he’s not Kurt but he’s okay with that because he doesn’t want to be Kurt Angle. Roode says two years ago or five years ago yeah he wanted to be just like Kurt Angle because he was the be all and end all of pro wrestling. Roode says Angle is looking at the guy that is the be all and end all of pro wrestling NOW, Roode. Roode says that Angle is the one that ruined Roode’s night last week and Angle knows damn well that Roode is more worthy of the Hall of Fame than Angle is. Roode asks Kurt what he’s done lately and the last thing that he can even think of is Angle beating Roode two years ago at BFG. Roode says Kurt did him a favor that night because he woke him up and made him see the light and soon after the “IT Factor” of wrestling was born and he became the longest reigning World Champion in TNA history. Roode says at BFG he’s not going to be Kurt Angle, he’s going to be Bobby Roode because this Sunday he is going to beat Kurt Angle.
Angle asks Roode how he can beat him when he’ll be tapping out. Roode says that’s where Angle is wrong because he won’t tap and then he punches Angle! Roode puts the boots to Angle and then starts punching him in the head. Roode screams that he won’t be the one tapping but then Angle takes him down and locks in the Ankle Lock! Bad Influence hit the ring and attack Angle! EGO beats Angle down and slam him shoulder first into the ring post. Roode screams at Bad Influence to leave the ring because he’s got it. Roode then locks Angle in the Crossface and screams at him to tap out. Roode grabs the microphone again and says he’s not going to be tapping because he’s going to make KURT tap out!
Dixie Carter is in the ring with Jeremy Borash and he introduces AJ and Bully for the contract signing. Bully sings the contract and then says he didn’t waste any time signing the contract and he’ll make it real simple for the redneck. He says that AJ can’t beat him and he doesn’t have the brains or the passion or the thunder in his fists to beat him. Bully says he’s going to give AJ a wrestling history lesson. He says in 1985 Ric Flair destroyed Dusty Rhodes and then a month later Dusty Rhodes returned and told the world how Ric Flair had put him on hard times and how Flair had put wrestling on hard times. Ray fast forwards 30 years later and he says that for the last year and a half he has put the wrestling world on hard times and he started off with Jeff Hardy inside a Steel Cage and became the World Champion, then he defeated Sting at Slammiversary making sure he could never have another shot at the World Title, then ran Chris Sabin back into the X-Division, and then he ran Hulk Hogan out of TNA. Ray says he can see the confusion in AJ’s eyes and he says in 3 days at BFG he will put AJ on hard times when he defeats him. Ray says he will put AJ’s fans on hard times but most of all he will send AJ home with no contract, no home, and no future because when he gets back to the trailer park he wouldn’t be shocked if his family wasn’t even waiting on him when he got home. Ray says, “I’m the Darth Vader of the wrestling business… and you ain’t no freakin’ Luke Skywalker.”
AJ says he can appreciate a history lesson but he needs to remind Ray that he is no Ric Flair and AJ is no Dusty Rhodes. AJ says that was in the past and the fact that Ray thinks he can compare himself to someone like Flair says exactly who he is. AJ says Bully is nothing more than a “big dumb bitch” which causes Bully to look shocked that AJ said that. AJ says Bully has no idea who he’s getting in the ring with because he has everything to lose and everything to win. AJ says he’s the most dangerous, most intense, and most desperate man Bully will ever get in the ring with and he will beat him at BFG and he will make Dixie pay when he’s the next World Champion. AJ signs the contract and then Bully stops Dixie from taking the contract. Bully says he isn’t going to put his title on the line because he’s going to cash in on the bounty and then shoves the podium into AJ! Ray swings the chain at AJ but he ducks and then snatches the briefcase from security and nails Bully with it! AJ throws the money at Dixie which causes her to freak out as AJ stares Bully down.