Event: TNA Victory Road Results Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, March 18th, 2012 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The iMPACT! Zone in Orlando, FL
TNA Victory Road Opener:
The show opens with a video package highlighting the main feuds heading into tonight, especially the return of Sting to the ring to take on Bobby Roode in a No Holds Barred match.
After the video package, the pyro hits and Mike Tenay welcomes us to the PPV. He begins hyping the main event before talking a couple of things over with his broadcast partner, Taz.
- Bully Ray’s music hits, and the big man makes his way down to the ring quickly, grabbing the mic and telling the sound man to shut his music off. Ray paces around angrily before sending a referee to the back.
The crowd chants that they want Devon. Ray doesn’t look too amused with this. Ray asks the crowd if they know who he is. He asks the question again. The crowd lets him know what they think by chanting “you suck”. He says that he’s Bully Ray, and as of right now, he’s the talk of the wrestling world. He says as of right now, he’s trending worldwide on Twitter. He says he’s trending, not because he’s the toughest man in wrestling, not because he’s calf-zilla, but because he’s taken the PPV hostage.
Ray says that tonight the people in the crowd will get nothing. They only get a PPV if Ray gets what he wants. And what he wants, is for his match with James Storm to be for the #1 Contendership at Lockdown. He doesn’t care if wrestlers come down, security, referees, or police, he will beat the crap out of anyone who tries to remove him from the ring until he gets what he wants. He stands in the ring for a minute before James Storm’s music hits.
Storm makes his way out to the ring with a mic in one hand and a beer in the other. He says there are a lot of beer drinkers in Orlando tonight. He calls Bully’s legs “chicken legs”. He says Bully talks about how no one’s going to be able to remove him from the ring, but Storm says it’ll be really easy to remove him after Storm knocks him out with his right foot. Storm says they’re scheduled later on for their match, and Ray wants it to be for the #1 Contendership. Storm says he’ll give it to him, and right now.
Bully Ray vs. James Storm
Storm heads into the ring and the match is on right away as Ray ambushes Storm and beats on him in the corner, taking him from corner to corner and beating on him. Ray grabs Storm’s beer and takes a swig, but he turns around into a last call superkick. Storm goes for the pin and gets the three count, and this one is already over!
Winner: James Storm
Following the match, Storm celebrates in the ring before posing for the crowd, and making his way to the back. Storm yells to the referee to get him out of the ring.
Jeremy Borash is backstage with Austin Aries. He says they’re taking questions over Twitter for all their guests backstage tonight. He’s got a question that asks when will Sting smarten up and let Aries main event a PPV. Eric Bischoff breaks in and asks if JB is really here? He tries to send Borash away. Borash asks if Bischoff’s name is Dixie Carter, but Bischoff does eventually send him away. Bischoff grabs the mic and sings Aries’ praises. He apologizes for Aries having to spend any time with Borash. He asks him the question over again. Aries says he doesn’t have to be the last match of the evening to be the main event. He’s always the main event. Bischoff and Aries pat each other on the back for a bit before shaking hands.
X Division Title Match
Zema Ion vs. Austin Aries
The bell rings and Aries and Ion get in each others faces. Ion slaps Aries. Aries charges, but Ion bails to the outside. Ion makes his way back into the ring, and stays in the ropes when Aries charges in. Ion grabs his hairspray can and gives himself a quick spritz. Ion catches Aries with a boot to the gut before floating over Aries in the corner repeatedly. Aries grabs Ion’s hairspray and takes a break in the corner, to Ion’s chagrin. Ion charges and Aries catches him in a roll up for two. Aries slaps Ion across the face and hits him with a couple clubbing blows, but Ion rolls to the apron. Ion heads up to the top turnbuckle, and Aries simply shoves him off to the floor.
Aries hits the heat seeking missile, sending Ion into the barricade hard. Aries pulls a phone out and Tweets a message out before handing his phone off to So Cal Val. Aries sends Ion back into the ring and hits a slingshot senton and lionsault, but can’t keep Ion down. Aries hits a snap mare and follows with a missile dropkick to the back from the second rope, but it’s still not enough for three. Aries puts Ion down to the mat and calls for the pendulum elbow, but Ion rolls to the apron. Ion pulls Aries out of the ring, forcing him to the floor. Ion goes to the middle, but Aries slides in the ring and punches him in the face. Aries tries to suplex Ion into the ring, but Ion counters it.
Ion stomps at Aries face before choking him in the ropes. Aries hits Ion with a couple of chops and shots to the gut, but Ion jumps into the corner and comes out with a twisting body press for two. Ion takes Aries into the corner and buries his shoulder in Aries’ gut before sending him across the ring hard. Ion goes for the pin but only gets one. Ion rips at Aries’ face, but Aries fights back, avoiding a belly to back suplex. Ion hits Aries with a back elbow before clotheslining him over the top and out to the floor. Ion goes out to the apron and launches himself from the second rope with a moonsault to the outside on top of Aries.
Ion picks Aries up and shoves him back into the ring, slowly going for the pin. Aries is able to kick out at two. Ion goes for the pin again, but still can’t hold the champ down. Ion stomps at Aries face before calling for the pendulum elbow. Ion mocks Aries, but takes too much time and misses the elbow. Aries hits Ion with an inverted atomic drop before beating on Ion non-stop in the corner. The ref pulls him out of the corner and Ion shoves the hairspray in his trunks. Aries hits Ion with a huge roaring elbow. Ion backdrops Aries to the arpon, but Aries comes back into the ring and hits a kneebreaker/suplex combo. Aries hits the pendulum elbow and goes for the pin, but Ion kicks out.
Aries picks Ion up and goes for a suplex, but Ion is able to counter. Ion digs in his tights for the can, but Aries hits him with a knee to the gut. Aries charges Ion in the corner but eats a big boot. Ion grabs the title, but it’s grabbed away by the referee. Aries goes for the corner dropkick, but Ion uses the hairspray, and rolls up Aries. Aries kicks out. Ion hits a giant suplex and goes for another pin but Aries is still able to kick out. Ion charges Aries in the corner with a spear, before seating him on the top turnbuckle.
Ion follows Aries up in the corner and tries for a superplex, but Aries counters with a sunset flip bomb, taking Ion to the canvas hard. Aries is still blinded, struggling around the ring. He finds Ion and hits the brainbuster before rolling through into the last chancery. Ion is forced to tap out.
Winner and STILL TNA X Division Champion: Austin Aries
Following the match Aries celebrates with his title as Ion slinks off to the back.
- We get a video package hyping the return of the Motor City Machine Guns, “coming soon”.
TNA Tag Team Title Match
Crimson & Matt Morgan vs. Samoa Joe & Magnus
We get a video package detailing the history between these two teams, and the events that have led up to this match.
Tenay runs down the “taglines” for this match, detailing how Joe and Magnus came to team together, then eventually win the belts.
The bell rings, and it looks like Morgan and Magnus will be kicking things off. Both men circle each other before Crimson tags himself in and sends Morgan out to the apron. Morgan looks confused. Magnus turns Crimson around and hits him with a couple of rights, but Crimson locks in a headlock. Magnus sends him off but eats a shoulder block. Magnus comes right back with a big clothesline. Crimson is able to send Magnus into the corner and he beats on him with a series of punches. MAgnus comes back with punches of his own, then another clothesline. Magnus tags out to Joe who hits a series of jabs and boot in the corner, wearing Crimson down.
Joe hits Crimson with a snap mare/kick to the chest combo before hitting a big knee drop. Joe tags out to Magnus who comes in and sends Crimson into the ropes. Crimson grabs on to the ropes and heads to the outside. Morgan yells at Crimson to get in the ring and tag, but Crimson says he’s got it. Crimson gets up to the apron and hangs Magnus up on the top rope before heading into the ring and hitting a clothesline. Crimson hits Magnus with a series of punches to the head before choking him in the ropes. Crimson sends Magnus into the corner hard.
Crimson locks in a cravat and hits a couple of knees to the face before hitting a neckbreaker and pinning Magnus for two. Crimson continues to ignore Morgan’s requests for a tag, hitting Magnus with a big suplex that’s good for another near fall. Crimson locks on a rear chin lock, wrenching back on Magnus’ head. Magnus gets up to his feet, but is thrown back down to the mat. Crimson picks Magnus up and slams him to the mat before hitting an elbow drop for another two count. Crimson picks Magnus up and gets a couple of punches to the gut, but executes a huge spinebuster to put Magnus down for another near fall.
Crimson locks in a cravat down on the mat and Morgan is pacing angrily on the apron. Magnus is able to struggle up to his feet and out of the hold, hitting Crimson with a series of rights, but he eats a kick to the chest. Magnus comes back with a huge flying clothesline and both men are down.
Magnus is able to make the tag, but Crimson still refuses. Joe comes in and peppers Crimson with strikes, but runs into a big boot. Crimson goes for a clothesline from the second rope, but Joe walks away, then hits a snap slam for two. Joe whips Crimson across the ring, but Morgan tosses him out of the way before he can splash him. Morgan tags himself in and goes to town on the champs, hitting Magnus with a huge side slam. Crimson tags himself back into the match, but then Morgan tags himself back in. Morgan and Crimson argue with each other, and Crimson simply walks out to the ramp. Morgan turns around into an atomic drop/big boot/senton double team. Joe goes for the pin but is only able to get two. Crimson talks trash to Morgan, so Morgan flips him off and says he doesn’t need him. Morgan tries to fight off the champs, hitting them with a double clothesline, but he turns around and eats a spear from Crimson.
Crimson smiles and says he’s a winner. Joe hits a corner kick, then a snap mare, putting Morgan in place for an elbow drop from Magnus. Magnus pins Morgan, and this one is over.
Winners and STILL TNA Tag Team Champions: Samoa Joe and Magnus
JB is alongside Bobby Roode. JB apologizes for his co-worker Eric Bischoff. JB has another Twitter question, asking how Roode plans on beating Sting, and how he plans on getting inside Storm’s head. Roode says here’s a Twitter answer. The talking is over, the mind games are over. Sting’s made his bed, and now he has to lie in it. No Holds Barred. Tonight, Roode ends Sting’s career. He says as far as Storm is concerned, he’s never beaten Roode one on one, and next month he’ll prove, but he’s interrupted by Storm. Storm stares down the champ before saying they have a World Title match at Lockdown, but he’s not looking for a match, he’s looking for a fight, right now, right here. He calls Roode a chump. Roode smirks and walks off. Storm turns and heads in the opposite direction.
- Taz and Tenay continue to kill time by talking about some of the Tweets that have been coming in over the course of the evening.
TV Title Open Challenge with Robbie E.:
Robbie E. makes his way out to the ring with Rob Terry working security on the way down. The crowd doesn’t seem too excited to see Robbie.
Robbie’s got a mic, and he says Big Rob, and Bigger Rob unfortunately have some bad news tonight. He says due to every wrestler in the back being contracted to a match, the open challenge won’t be happening tonight. He says he really wanted some stiff competition tonight. The crowd is chanting for RVD. Robbie says he’ll do something that’s never been done in wrestling before. He says since no wrestler’s in the back can wrestle, the challenge will be open to any fan in the Impact Zone. He says one of these fans can be a star, the question is who will it be?
Terry points to a fan in attendance, but Robbie says he wouldn’t stand a chance. They continue to scan the crowd, looking for a challenger. Robbie asks if three girls in the front row could participate, but he says they’re about 400 pounds, and he won’t get into the ring with them. He asks So Cal Val, before saying they will wrestle in their hotel room later tonight. Terry says she’s definitely not on the list. Terry and Robbie head back into the ring. Robbie says he’s made a mistake, and no one deserves a shot against him. He officially cancels the challenge.
Robbie says instead of wrestling, they’ll give the fans what they want, and pose. Devon makes his way out through the crowd, and heads to the ring. Robbie calls out security, saying the challenge is cancelled.
Devon heads into the ring, and Robbie doesn’t want any part of it. He says Devon isn’t on the list. The ref grabs the mic, and says that Robbie is that one that wanted the open challenge, and it doesn’t look like Devon has anything to do tonight, so he calls for the bell.
Devon vs. Robbie E.
Devon attacks right away, beating on Robbie in the corner before hitting a huge hip toss and big clothesline. Devon face plants Robbie before sending him over the top rope to the outside with a clothesline. Devon follows and continues the assault on Robbie before staring down Terry. Robbie sneak attacks and grabs a chair, which Brooke Hogan (?) grabs out of nowhere. Robbie sends Devon back into the ring and goes for a couple of pins, but Devon won’t stay down. Robbie hits a big back elbow and goes for another pin, but he still can’t win.
Terry slams Devon face first into the corner, but Devon comes back with a big shoulder block, back elbow, another shoulder block, and a huge neckbreaker. Devon splashes Robbie in the corner before hitting another flying shoulder block. Devon sends Terry from the apron to the floor before planting Robbie with a giant spinebuster. Devon pins Robbie, and gets the three count.
Winner and NEW TNA TV Champion: Devon
Devon celebrates with his newly won title while Terry tries to console Robbie on their way to the back.
JB is backstage with TNA President Dixie Carter. Dixie says this June marks TNA’s tenth anniversary, and for Slammiversary this year, they’re going somewhere they’ve never played before, and that’s Dallas. She says there will be a lot more exciting announcements coming soon. JB asks Dixie about the main event. She says she trusts Sting implicitly, and she’ll be ringside to support him tonight. She says that Roode has disrespected the company, Sting, the fans, and she hopes it ends tonight.
Knockouts Title Match
Madison Rayne vs. Gail Kim
The bell rings, and both women lock up. Both grab each other’s hair, and the ref breaks it up. Gail shoves Rayne, so Rayne pulls her by the hair into the corner. Gail ducks a punch and beats on Rayne in the corner. Rayne charges out and eats a drop toe hold, then a clothesline for a quick two count. Gail lays in with a punch, but ends up being sent across the ring into the corner. Gail avoids a splash in the corner and heads to the outside, but Rayne charges in and sends her crashing out to the guard rail, and the floor.
Rayne follows and sends Kim back into the ring. Rayne goes for the scissors stomp, but Kim fights out of it. Rayne sends Kim into the corner hard, choking her with her boot. Rayne charges and eats a boot, but she’s able to come right back and take Kim down to the mat. Rayne suplexes Kim over, bridging into a pin for another two count. Rayne locks in a rear chin lock, but Kim is able to fight up to her feet. Rayne slams her back down to the mat, but Kim fights off a face buster attempt. Kim hits an inventive knee breaker, and Rayne is stunned.
Kim and Rayne exchange strikes, and Kim comes back with a couple of big clotheslines before springboarding out of the corner with a huge cross body for another near fall. Gail whips Rayne into the corner and charges in after with a big spear. Gail heads up to the top and launches herself off with a big missile dropkick. Kim goes for the pin, but Rayne is able to kick out at two. Kim goes for eat defeat, but Rayne fights it off. Both women trade roll ups, before Madison hits a face breaker and follows up with a neckbreaker that’s good for another two count. Kim hits a nasty uppercut, but she’s caught with a boot from Rayne. Rayne slams Kim down into the mat, face first before locking in another chin lock and screaming that they’re not friends anymore.
Rayne hits a big single leg dropkick, but it’s still not enough to keep Kim down for the three count. Kim goes for eat defeat again, but Rayne fights it off. Perseverance pays off though, as Kim tries for it again, and connects, putting Rayne down for the three count.
Winner and STILL TNA Knockouts Champion: Gail Kim
JB is standing backstage with Christopher Daniels and Kazarian. JB says he gets a lot of Tweets about Kazarian being a more aggressive wrestler. Daniels interrupts and says whatever Kaz’s role, it’s still in Daniels’ plan. He says Anderson shouldn’t have gotten involved in what was going on between them and AJ Styles. He says tonight both of them are going to pay for the mistakes they’ve made, before he walks off with Kaz in tow.
AJ Styles & Mr. Anderson vs. Daniels & Kazarian
Daniels and Kaz are the first two men to make their way out to the ring, and they get a bit of a mixed reaction from the crowd, but it’s still pretty positive.
AJ Styles is the next man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a huge pop from the Impact Zone crowd. Styles slowly makes his way to the ringside area, then into the ring itself. Daniels and Kaz scatter, heading to the outside.
Mr. Anderson is the final competitor to make his way out into the arena. He’s at the top of the ramp, and calls down the mic. He wipes it off, and blows the dust off, calling out to the ladies and a-holes, a-holes and gentlemen. He gives his introduction, and it’s good to see Ken back on TNA PPV.
The bell rings and it looks like Anderson and Daniels will start things off for their respective teams. Daniels backs off, and Kaz tags in. Kaz and Anderson lock up and Kaz backs Anderson into the corner. Anderson ducks a right hand and beats on Kaz in the corner before sending him across the ring and hitting a big clothesline. Styles tags in and Kaz begs off, heading into his own corner and tagging out to Daniels. Daniels slowly makes his way into the ring, and he and Styles lock up. Styles locks in a headlock to wear down Daniels. Daniels fights out of the hold and puts on a headlock of his own. Styles sends Daniels into the ropes, but eats a big shoulderblock. Styles comes right back with a hip toss, then an arm drag right into an arm bar.
Dixie Carter is shown sitting ringside with some reality show host, or something. When they go back to the action in the ring, Daniels hits Styles with a wicked right hand. Styles comes back with a nice dropkick before he and Anderson hit Daniels with repeated rights. Daniels bails to the outside, so Anderson follows to fight. Kazarian gets involved, then so does Styles. Everyone moves back into the ring where Styles and Anderson whip Kaz and Daniels into each other. AJ hits a knee drop on Kaz, and Anderson hits Daniels with a series of elbow drops.
Styles suplexes Daniels, holding him in the air for a long time before dropping him to the mat. AJ picks Daniels up to his feet, and tag out to Anderson, who comes in a kicks Daniels in the gut. Anderson sends Daniels into the ring and hits a back elbow for a near fall. Daniels catches Anderson with a knee to the gut, and Daniels tags out. Kaz comes in and walks right into a hip toss. Anderson tags out, and he and Styles hit a double hip toss. Styles hit Kaz with a big right hand before sending him into the corner. Styles charges into the corner and is backdropped to the apron. Daniels attacks and sends Styles crashing to the floor. Daniels follows and slams AJ into the barricade before sending him back into the ring.
Daniels tags into the match and hits AJ with a big jab to the face. Daniels punches Styles again, and again, sending him to the mat and pinning him for a one count. Daniels hits a big back heel kick, putting Styles down for another one count. Styles tries to fight back, hitting a couple of forearms, but he’s caught in an abdominal stretch in the middle of the ring.
Anderson attempts to get the fans riles up, and Styles is able to hip toss Daniels out of the hold. Styles charges Daniels in the corner and runs right into a big boot from Daniels. Kaz tags into the match, and walks into a headscissors and chin breaker from Styles. Daniels attacks Styles from behind, and Kaz makes the tag to bring Daniels into the match. Daniels stands over AJ, taunting him, before sending him into the corner hard. Daniels hits an Arabian press, good for another two count. Daniels clamps on a rear chin lock, continuing to wear down Styles. Styles fights up to his feet and out of the hold, but Daniels suplexes him and Styles lands on his face. Daniels lays in with a soccer ball kick to the ribs.
Daniels goes for the pin, but Styles won’t stay down. Kaz tags into the match, and Daniels whips Kaz into the corner, where he monkey flips Styles. Styles lands on his feet, clotheslines, Daniels, and hits Kaz with a Pele kick. Styles tags out to Anderson who comes in and takes out both Kaz and Daniels with clotheslines, neckbreakers and hitting a Green Bay plunge, putting Kaz on top of Daniels. Anderson goes for the pin but only gets two. Daniels and Kaz send Anderson into the ropes, but Anderson fights them off. Anderson tries for the mic check on Kaz, but Daniels catches him with a kick to the head, then an STO. Styles comes in and hits a big flying clothesline on Daniels, then a huge clothesline on Kaz. Styles tries for the inverted DDT from the corner, but Daniels catches him with a boot to the face and everyone’s down.
Everyone’s slow to get to their feet and when they do, they trade blows. Styles sends Daniels to the outside and goes for a body press, but Daniels avoids it. Anderson beats on Kaz in the ring, but he’s distracted by Daniels. AJ makes a blind tag, and springboards, but he’s caught by Kaz who tries for the fade to black. Styles counters, rolling Kaz into the Styles clash, hitting it, and scoring the three count.
Winners: AJ Styles and Mr. Anderson
JB is backstage along with Kurt Angle. Angle says hello to his son Cody. He says he doesn’t like his son to watch violence, but he wants his son to watch every second of his match with Jeff Hardy because he’s going to destroy him, and show what’s wrong with Hardy. He says he’s going to rip Hardy’s hair off, and shove them down his throat. He’s going to rip off the socks on his arms, and choke them with him. And after tonight, he’ll need even more makeup after Angle give him an extreme makeover, it’s real.
Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Hardy
The bell rings and Angle stares at Hardy before both men take in the crowd. Both men lock up and Angle forces Hardy back into the corner before breaking clean. Another lock up and Hardy locks on a headlock. Angle pushes Hardy off, but eats a shoulder block, and he rolls to the outside.
Angle makes his way back into the ring, and the men lock up again, leading to another headlock from Hardy. Angle pushes Hardy off, and eats another shoulder block. Angle rolls to the outside again to collect himself.
Angle slowly makes his way back into the ring again, where he locks up with Hardy, and finds himself in another headlock. Angle is able to fight out of it, and he and Hardy trade holds for a bit, wrestling down to the mat. Angle catches Hardy with an elbow to the face, and follows up with a right hand, so Hardy responds with a knee to the gut. Hardy hits a clubbing blow to the back of Angle’s head before kicking at him in the corner. Angle rakes Hardy’s eyes before punching away at his face. Angle kicks and punches Hardy before sending him into the corner. Angle charges in, but eats a headscissors that sends him to the outside. Hardy hits Angle with a dropkick through the ropes before he hits a double sledge from the apron to the outside on top of Angle. Hardy sends Angle into the ring apron hard.
Angle heads into the ring and when Hardy follows, Angle attacks. Angle stomps away at Hardy in the corner, laying in with stiff right hands. Angle chokes Hardy with his boot. Angle taunts Jeff, hitting him with an uppercut. Hardy responds with an inverted atomic drop, then a leg drop to Angle’s midsection that’s good for another near fall. Angle rolls to the outside, and Hardy is quick to follow, hitting Angle and sending him head first into a chair at ringside. Angle comes back with a shot to the gut, but Hardy launches Angle into the ring steps and Angle goes flying.
Hardy pulls the stairs out a bit and goes for poetry in motion, but Angle moves and Hardy crashes into the guard rail. Angle rolls back into the ring and orders the ref to begin counting.
Hardy is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold, but Angle catches him and launches him overhead with a release belly to belly suplex. Angle goes for the cover, but Hardy is able to get his foot on the ropes to break the pin. Hardy continues to fight, hitting a couple of right hands, but Angle whips him into the corner. Hardy catches Angle with a big boot and a flying clothesline, and both men are down.
After a struggle, both men get back up and go punch for punch in the middle of the ring. Hardy scores with a couple of clotheslines, and a flying forearm. Hardy catches Angle with a back elbow, and a whisper in the wind out of the corner, but he can’t hold Angle down for a three count.
Hardy goes for the twist of fate, but Angle pushes him away, then hits a big German suplex. Angle holds on and nails a second, then third. Angle gets back to his feet and waits for Hardy. Angle tries for the Angle slam, but Hardy counters. Hardy tries for the twist of fate, and it comes off looking more like a stunner. Hardy heads up to the top rope, but Angle is on his feet, and climbs up the top, launching Hardy with a belly to belly superplex that’s good for another two count.
Angle looks frustrated, and he pulls the straps down. Angle locks in the ankle lock right in the middle of the ring. Hardy is able to kick Angle away, and he sidesteps a charging Angle in the corner, sending him shoulder first into the ring post. Hardy connects with the twist of fate, but Angle kicks out of a pin attempt.
Angle rolls to the outside, and Hardy follows. Angle kicks at Hardy before hitting an elbow to the back of the neck. Angle tries to slam Hardy head first into the ring steps, but Hardy reverses and sends Angle into the steps before sending him back into the ring. Hardy heads up to the top rope, and fights off Angle when he charges in this time. Hardy goes for the swanton, but Angle gets his knees up. Angle hits the Angle slam and goes for the pin, but Hardy kicks out at two!
Angle’s forehead is bleeding slightly from the ring steps shots earlier. Angle rips one of the arm wrappers from off of Hardy and uses it to choke him. Angle tries for another Angle slam, but Hardy counters with the twist of fate, and both men are down.
Angle struggles to his feet, and so does Hardy. Hardy hits a trio of clotheslines, then a big kick to the chest. Hardy heads up top again and comes off with a big swanton, planting himself on top of Angle. Hardy goes for the pin, but Angle rolls him up, using the ropes for leverage, and holding on for the three count.
Winner: Kurt Angle
- Tenay and Taz run down some of the highlights of the PPV thus far, to kill a bit more time. They show Storm beating Ray, and Devon returning to win the TNA TV Title. They then turn their attention to the main event, that will see Sting taking on Bobby Roode in a No Holds Barred match. Taz says something about this match being Falls Count Anywhere, but I don’t think I’ve heard that anywhere.
Tenay sends things backstage to JB, who is standing alongside Sting. JB has another Twitter question for the Stinger. He asks what’s the difference between being a wrestler, and being the boss. Sting says he’s tired of talking, Twittering, Facebooking, and it’s time to start wrestling. Sting says he feels like a wrestler before making his way out of the interview area.
No Holds Barred Match
Sting vs. Bobby Roode
Sting is the second man to make his way out for this match, and he gets a great reception from the crowd. It’s worth noting that half of Sting’s face is painted in pristine black and white, and the other half is smudged makeup, more like what he’s been wearing lately.
JB does formal ring introductions for both men, and it looks like we’re finally ready to begin.
The bell rings and Roode and Sting make their way toward each other. Roode jaws at Sting, but Sting just smiles. We get a lock up and Sting backs Roode into the corner. Roode shoves Sting, so Sting slaps Roode across the face. We get another lock up, and Roode goes to work on Sting’s arm. Sting is able to fight him off, so Roode bails out to the floor.
Roode makes his way back into the ring slowly. Another lock up, and Roode locks in a side head lock before both men trade holds. Roode eats a shoulder block from Sting, and a chop to the throat before Sting hip tosses him across the rope. Sting misses a Stinger splash, but he’s able to catch himself and hit a big dropkick that sends the champ out to the floor.
Roode waves Sting off and heads toward the back, but Sting charges after him with a big running clothesline on the ramp. Sting lays Roode out on the ramp again with a big right hand. Sting takes Roode back toward the ring, slamming him head first into the ring steps.
Sting slams Roode head first into the ringside barricade, before taking him around the ring, and slamming him into the barricade again, for the viewing pleasure of the fans on the other side of the ring. Roode tries to send Sting head first into the ring steps, but Sting blocks it and slams Roode’s face into the ring steps.
Sting continues the assault, slamming Roode into the barricade again. Roode fights back, slamming Sting face first into the apron before positioning him against the ring post. Roode grabs a chair and swings, but Sting ducks. Sting grabs Roode and slams him into the barricade yet again, much to the delight of the crowd. Sting heads to the apron and leaps off with a double axe handle that sends Roode over the rail and out into the crowd.
Sting brings things back into the ring, but Roode catches him with a cheap shot. Roode pulls Sting over to the corner and wraps his leg around the corner ring post. Roode assaults the leg again, whipping it against the post. Roode heads back into the ring and stomps away at the knees of the Icon. Roode elbow drops Sting’s knee, then does it again before simply wrenching away.
Sting gets back to his feet, but Roode takes him out from behind with a chop block. Roode sets Sting’s leg on the bottom rope and jumps down on top of it. Roode kicks away at the knees of Sting before chopping away at him in the corner. Sting retreats across the ring and Roode follows. Sting blocks a punch and begins fighting back. Sting blocks a hip toss and counters into a back slide. Roode charges and delivers a dropkick to Sting’s leg. Roode stomps at Sting’s legs and ankles before stepping over into a figure four leg lock. Roode pulls back, putting pressure on Sting’s legs.
Sting struggles, even letting his shoulders drop down to the mat. Sting attempts to turn Roode over and reverse the hold. Sting turns himself over and Roode makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Roode makes his way back to his feet and turns right back to the knees, stomping away at Sting. Roode hits the Icon with another chop block, clipping him from behind. Roode goes for the figure four again, but Sting is able to roll Roode up for a two count. Roode hits Sting with a big chop, then another, but Sting is unfazed.
Sting screams in Roode’s face, hitting him with punches, then clotheslines. Sting whips Roode into the ropes and hits a back body drop. Sting kicks at the backs of Roode’s legs. Sting whips Roode across the ring and hits a big Stinger splash. Sting goes for another splash, but he misses and crashes in the corner. Roode heads up to the top, but Sting stops him with a right hand. Sting heads up to the top after Roode, hitting a giant superplex. Sting clamps on the Scorpion deathlock right in the middle of the ring. Roode raises his hand, but he doesn’t tap. He’s able to make it to the ropes to force Sting to break the hold.
Roode rolls to the apron and hangs Sting up across the ropes throat first. Roode hits a spear and goes for the pin, getting a two count. Roode struggles to get to his feet, looking frustrated. Roode heads to the outside and looks under the ring, grabbing a steel chair. Roode slides back into the ring and grabs the chair, setting it up in the middle of the ring. Roode heads over to Sting and goes for a powerbomb, but Sting fights it off. Sting back drops Roode to the apron and catches him with a nasty right hand. Sting hits a scorpion death drop, but Sting drops the back of his own head on the chair that Roode had set up. Roode drapes his arm over Sting, and gets the three count.
Winner: Bobby Roode
Following the match, Roode sends Hebner flying from the ring and through the ropes to the outside. Roode heads over to Dixie, who’s sitting in the front row. He grabs a chair that’s laying at her feet and stares at her for a while before heading back to the ring. He slides the ring in the chair, then turns around and grabs Dixie, sliding her into the ring.
Dixie begs off, trying to avoid Roode. Roode screams at Dixie to look at Sting and shut her mouth. Dixie continues to try and back away. Sting is back on his feet, and he fights Roode off, sending him to the outside. Sting turns his attention to Dixie, and that allows Roode to come in from behind with a wicked chair shot to the back.
Roode seats Sting in the corner and goes under the ring again, grabbing a roll of duct tape. Roode tapes Sting’s arms to the ropes, incapacitating him. Dixie rips at the tape, but Roode grabs her by the hair. Roode pulls Dixie over to the other side of the ring, and tells her to kiss his a**. Roode grabs the chair, and goes over to the corner, but Dixie shields Sting with her body.
Roode tosses the chair away and asks Dixie if she likes him. She tells her to look at Sting. He wipes some of the paint off of Sting’s face and wipes it on to Dixie’s. Roode tells Dixie that there’s nothing she can do. The PPV ends with Dixie begging Roode to stop, and Roode pacing around the ring angrily.