Saturday, August 31, 2013

ROH TV Report: Adam Cole vs Mark Briscoe

The Ring of Honor Title World Heavyweight Title Tournament started last week. This week, the tournament continues with two more first round matches. We will also see Matt Taven defend the Ring of Honor Television Title this week.
We are in Providence, Rhode Island and your announcers are Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness.
Match Number One: Matt Taven (with Truth Martini and Friends) versus Brian Fury for theRing of Honor Television Championship
They lock up and Taven with a waist lock and he slaps Fury in the head. Taven retreats to the corner and then Taven gets some oil applied. Fury with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Fury with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Fury tries for a suplex but Taven lands on his feet. Taven tries to float over on an Irish whip but Fury with an Alabama Slam and a near fall.
Taven with a boot to the head followed by a clothesline. Taven with a kick and a super kick for a near fall. Taven punches Fury and the referee warns Taven. Fury with an Irish whip and he hits a neck breaker. Truth gets on the apron and he distracts the referee. Nigel pulls Truth off the apron and that allows one of the women at ringside with Taven to hit a rana and Taven hits a frog splash but Fury kicks out at two.
Fury with a boot and then he hits a side slam but only gets a near fall. Fury with an Irish whip but Taven with a kick out of the corner and he hits the head lock driver for the three count.
Winner: Matt Taven
We go to comments from Mark Briscoe about his match against Adam Cole. Mark talks about the people suggesting that the Briscoes are gone from ROH due to SCUM. Mark says that he is here and wonders where SCUM is. Mark says that he has a doctor’s note that says that he is medically cleared to wrestle. He is coming for Adam Cole and the title is coming back to the Briscoe’s home.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michael Elgin comes to the ring and he has something to say.
Michael says that there is nothing that means as much to him as the Ring of Honor World Title. There is nothing that means as much to him in the world of wrestling as the Ring of Honor World Title. When he heard that the title was going to be handed to him, he told Nigel that there was a better way. Nigel put 16 of the best wrestlers in the world in a tournament for the right to call themselves Ring of Honor World Champion.
That is him and 15 other guys. The other 15 have to look into his eyes. They need to know that what he is saying is the absolute truth. He doesn’t have to worry about them, they have to worry about him.
Kevin Steen emerges and he calls Elgin a liar and suggests that his pants might be on fire. Steen says that if Elgin was wearing any pants, they would be on fire. If you say you are not worrying about anyone in the tournament, you are lying. Steen says that Michael is worried about the one person he cannot beat and that is him.
Steen says that when he was the champion, people were saying that Elgin was going to beat him. When they met in the ring in Toronto, he did not win. Now that they are in the ring together, he is here to tell Michael and his mullet that it is not going to happen.
Michael says that Kevin is right that he beat him, but that was ten months ago. It took a package piledriver from the top rope. Michael tells Kevin that he is making a promise that it won’t happen again.
Kevin asks Michael if he is sure about that and he tells Michael to try him.
Michael Bennett and Maria Kanellis come out and Kevin introduces them as “Maria and Someone Else”.
Michael calls Kevin witty. He says that we have a collection of talent in the ring. People see pure talent in the ring. Bennett says that he sees two guys who have been opportunity after opportunity. He sees two guys who have been given main event after main event. He sees the past of Ring of Honor.
While those two have been given main events and opportunities, Michael says that he was being told ‘not right now’, or ‘wait another week’, or ‘you aren’t getting a chance because you are leaving Ring of Honor’. Bennett says that Mike Bennett is leaving Ring of Honor, but Michael Bennett is staying.
Tommaso Ciampa’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. He takes Bennett’s mic and he gets in everyone’s face and then he says that your next Ring of Honor Champion is the Sicilian Psychopath. Ciampa leaves the ring.
Officials make their way to the ring to finally control things.
Match Number Two: ACH versus Karl Anderson in a First Round Match in the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Title Tournament
They lock up and Anderson backs ACH into the corner but they go around the ring to another corner. Anderson with a clean break. They lock up and ACH with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. ACH with a head scissors take down and Anderson goes to the floor. Anderson moves out of the way and ACH bounces off the ropes and stays in the ring.
Anderson returns to the ring and they lock up again. Anderson with a side head lock take down. ACH gets a rollup for a near fall. ACH with a break when Anderson gets to the ropes but Anderson with a kick to ACH’s chest and back. Anderson with a European uppercut and ACH goes to the ropes. Anderson with a kick.
ACH holds the ropes and Anderson charges at ACH but ACH drops down and Anderson goes over the top rope to the floor. ACH goes to the apron and he tries for an Arabian Press onto Anderson but Anderson moves and ACH lands on his feet. Anderson with a flying Yakuza Kick to ACH.
We go to commercial.
We are back Anderson with a delayed vertical suplex to ACH and he gets a near fall. Anderson with more near falls and while he does not get the three count, he wears down his opponent. Anderson slaps ACH in the head and he connects with a European uppercut. Anderson with kicks to ACH.
The referee warns Anderson about the ropes. ACH goes to the apron and he connects with a shoulder and then he goes for a sunset flip and gets a near fall. Anderson with a running elbow and then he punches ACH in the head. Anderson with a reverse chin lock into a side head lock. Anderson with a forearm to the back followed by a slam.
Anderson misses a back senton when ACH moves. Both men struggle to get to their feet. ACH with kicks and chops and then he climbs the turnbuckles to punch Anderson. ACH with an Irish whip and Anderson sends ACH to the apron. ACH with a body scissors that sends Anderson to the floor. ACH with a baseball slide to Anderson and then he hits the double jump plancha onto Anderson.
ACH goes up top and he hits a cross body but can only get a two count. ACH with punches and forearms. Anderson tries for a cutter but ACH with Paydirt for a near fall. ACH goes up top but Anderson recovers and hits a running kick that stops ACH. Anderson is pushed off the turnbuckles and ACH leaps over Anderson. ACH misses a splash into the corner and Anerson with a kicks and then he hits a running sit out power bomb but he can only get a two count.
Anderson signals that it is over and he picks up ACH but ACH escapes and he hits an inverted DDT but can only get a two count. ACH hits a 450 splash but Anderson kicks out. Anderson with rollups but ACH escapes. ACH with a kick and he gets a near fall. ACH goes up top again and he goes for another 450 splash but Anderson moves. Anderson hits the Ace Crusher for the three count.
Winner: Karl Anderson (Advances to face winner of Michael Elgin versus Paul London)
We go to commercial.
We are back with footage of SCUM’s attack on Mark Briscoe last month on ROH TV.
Match Number Three: Adam Cole versus Mark Briscoe in a First Round Match in the Ring of Honor World Heavyweight Title Tournament
They lock up and they go around the ring. Briscoe with a punch. Cole misses a super kick and they go to a stand off. They lock up and Cole with a side head lock. Mark with a drop toe hold and waist lock. Mark with a side head lock and shoulder tackle to a stalemate. Cole with an arm drag and drop kick to Briscoe.
Cole with an Irish whip and Mark floats over and hits a Northern Lights suplex and bridge for a near fall. Mark with a head butt to Cole followed by chops to the neck. Briscoe with another chop and he gets a near fall. Mark tries for a suplex and Cole blocks it.
Mark with a back elbow followed by a suplex and he gets a near fall. Mark with chops to Cole followed by a head butt. Mark sends Adam into the turnbuckles and then he chops Adam and connects with an uppercut.
Mark puts Cole on the turnbuckles and connects with a thrust to the throat. Cole gets Briscoe on his shoulders but Mark escapes and he kicks Cole in the head and Cole goes to the floor. Briscoe with a baseball slide. Briscoe goes to the floor and he runs into a super kick.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cole with a reverse chin lock as he works on the head. Mark with punches but Cole gets him on his shoulders and hits a neck breaker out of a Death Valley Driver position for a near fall. Briscoe with punches to Cole but Cole blocks an enzuigiri. Cole with an enzuigiri to Briscoe.
Cole with forearms followed by an Irish whip. Cole and Briscoe bump heads and Cole looks like he took it worse. Cole with forearms to Briscoe followed by an Irish whip Briscoe with a jaw breaker and a clothesline in the corner. Briscoe with a drop kick off the ropes and then he hits a drop kick that sends Cole into the turnbuckles and Briscoe gets a near fall.
Cole with elbows but he misses a super kick. Briscoe with a waist lock. Briscoe with an enzuigiri followed by a head and arm suplex for a near fall. Briscoe with a full nelson but Cole with an elbow and Cole with a waist lock. Briscoe goes to the apron and he gives Cole a head butt. Briscoe goes up top but he is met with a super kick and Cole hits a shoulder breaker for a near fall.
Cole with a kick to the head but Briscoe wants more. Cole with forearms to the head and Briscoe fires back. They go back and forth with forearms. Briscoe with chops to the neck and head. Cole avoids an enzuigiri but Cole does not miss with a Yakuza kick and he gets a near fall.
Cole sets for the Florida Key but Briscoe backs Cole into the corner. Cole with a boot to the head a few times. Mark with a Death Valley Driver and then he goes up top but he takes too long and Cole with a Yakuza Kick. Cole sets for a superplex but Briscoe blocks it. Mark sends Cole to the mat. Briscoe hits the elbow drop but he cannot capitalize and make the cover.
The referee checks on Briscoe and he keeps Cole away from Briscoe. The referee checks to see if Mark can continue but Cole does not care and he hits a super kick and then he give Mark a Jay Driller for the three count.
Winner: Adam Cole (Advances to face Jay Lethal in the Second Round)
We go to credits.

Possible Plans on Ending of AJ Lee's Title Run

- There has reportedly been backstage discussion in WWE to have AJ Lee drop the Divas title to a cast member ofTotal Divasafter her scathing promo. The reason behind this change is to use it for the final episode of the season. WWE reportedly believes this would draw viewers to the next season of the show

Matches For This Weekend's ROH TV Show

*ROH Title Tournament: Karl Anderson vs. ACH
*ROH Title Tournament: Adam Cole vs. Mark Briscoe.

PWG Battle of LA Night One Results

*Kevin Steen defeated Chuck Taylor via a package piledriver. The match was loaded with comedy spots including doing moves to a fan's San Francisco Giants hat.

*Brian Cage defeated Tommaso Ciampa. There was a very, very scary moment as it appeared Ciampa botched a powerbomb on the outside the ring and dropped Cage on his head. You could see how bad Ciampa felt and it was extremely scary. He told the ref to count Cage out. Cage stumbled back into the ring and Ciampa rolled him up, expecting cage to actually take the pin but Cage kicked out. A ton of heart showed by Cage but obviously I hope injury is not serious.

*Johnny Gargano defeated Willie Mack via submission.

*Roderick Strong defeated AR Fox.

*Drake Younger defeated Joey Ryan via cop killer onto a pile of candy and Legos. The match started normal but then turned into comedy spot with wrestlers selling the bag of thumbtacks gimmick but actually pouring candy and Legos into the ring.

*ACH defeated Tony Nese. Solid match. ACH hit his Fisherman's DDT suplex deal for the win.

*Kyle O'Reilly defeated Trent Baretta with an armbar submission. Best match of the night thus far.

*Michael Elgin defeated Rich Swann with a spinning powerbomb. Another great match.

*Adam Cole & The Young Bucks defeated The Forever Hooligans & TJP. Amazing match.

Friday, August 30, 2013

WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase comments on his son's departure from WWE

WWE Hall of Famer Ted DiBiase issued his son Ted's departure from WWE in a statement posted at

"As many of you know, my son, Ted Jr. has decided not to re-sign with the WWE. His decision is not based on dissatisfaction with the WWE, but a decision based on not wanting to spend so much of his life away from his family. I applaud that decision. As much as I loved the wrestling business, being away from my family and the temptations that come along with it, nearly destroyed me and my family. 

"I never wanted my sons to be in the business for that very reason. But I knew that I had to let them find out for themselves. The birth of Ted’s first son, did just that. Yes, I still love wrestling and so does Ted Jr. But, 'Everything has a price!' My son learned more quickly than I did, that the price of fame is often far greater than the rewards!!"

TNA Happy With Recent Media Buzz

Many in TNA were pleased with the media blitz over the final few days leading into the Cleveland tapings last night. The late media attention was believed to help the walk-up ticket sales for the show'

Replica Title Belt Company Sues WWE For Wrongful Contract Termination

- WWE has been sued by Figures Toy Company, the company out of Florida that licenses and makes replicas of the various WWE championship belts. The company filed the suit alleging that WWE tried to get out of the deal earlier this month in order to make a deal with a manufacturer based out of China.

According to the lawsuit, WWE told FTC on August 8th that they were terminating the deal because, as WWE claimed, the toy company had displayed a "pattern of repeated failure to make timely delivery of sufficient quantities of the Licensed Products to customers or retailers" which WWE said damaged the amount of royalties that WWE made off the belts. Those belts sell for between $249 to $750 depending on the title and quality. FTC claims that a new buyer was brought in by WWE named June Jack who has a history of working with Chinese manufacturers. FTC says that Jack told them several times that she was unhappy about an amendment to the deal that was signed in 2012 before she came on board and believed that the company could get a more beneficial deal from a Chinese manufacturer who would charge the company lower prices.

The company claims that Jack came up with a pretext in which WWE was in a position to cut off the deal and "steal the license" for the title belts, which they could then make a deal for with another company. FTC alleges that WWE created an issue with the "spinner belts" after it was taken out of commission and that after they lowered the amount they kept in stock (as sales drop after a belt is decommissioned), WWE ordered 100 of the titles to be sold at house shows. FTC say they explained to WWE that they did not have that level of stock for the aforementioned reasons and would fill the order ASAP and that WWE understood that it was due to their actions.

The company also alleges that on November 14th they told WWE that the company had not placed their usual order for the holiday season, after which WWE placed a huge order that included 100 "spinner" titles. FTC says they filled all other parts of the order except the "spinners" and informed WWE that they had a low stock but would fill the order ASAP. WWE cited the late delivery of those titles as one of the reasons for termination; FTC claims that WWE had purchased additional items this year and had never voiced issues about the shipping problems.

FTC also claims that there were issues with the current championship belt, which they say is a difficult design that includes over 100 jewels that require being hand-placed. WWE placed the first order which was delivered in January without any issues; WWE then allegedly placed an order for over 1,000, which FTC says was triple the amount of any order previously made by WWE for any title. They say that they notified WWE that this would place "FTC's Chinese manufacturer, but that it would use its best efforts to deliver the products." FTC delivered those titles around March 21st of this year and that due to the unexpected size of the order and the rush placed on them, some quality issues came into play. FTC alleges that they attempted to adjust to the best of their ability. WWE then placed an order for more in April and that June Jack told FTX in May that each belt needed a quality inspection, which was an unprecedented step in the thirteen years of the agreement.

The toy company says that they resolved all issues in August and that on August 7th they asked Jack about the most recent WWE Title replicas, receiving word back that all but one had passed their inspection and that "additional orders would be forthcoming." FTC says there were no issues mentioned. The company alleges that the quality issues was another reason that the deal was terminated.

Then, on August 8th, WWE said they were terminating the deal which FTC says had never been previously mentioned as a possibility. The company also claims that Jack "placed additional orders for millions of dollars" worth of belts, knowing that the deal was set to be terminated and that with the manufacturing process already begun, WWE could then pick up the belts for a fraction of the cost.

The company has petitioned for a jury trial asking the court to rule that there is no basis for termination of the contract and for an injunction against WWE interfering with the agreement, that the current agreement remain and that WWE pay damages for the situation.

FTC has until October 27th to file an amended pleading; WWE has until November 28th to file motions to dismiss. WWE has not yet responded.

8/30 WWE Smackdown

We are in Las Vegas, Nevada and your announcers are John ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ Layfield and Michael ‘Rain Man’ Cole.
Miz is in the ring for MizTV and he welcomes everyone to the show. He brings out his first guest, The Big Show. Miz brings out his second guest, Dolph Ziggler.

Miz says that they have something in common. They were standing on the stage with forty other Superstars when Daniel Bryan was attacked by the Shield after the Gauntlet Match. Then we see Randy Orton giving Bryan an RKO while Hunter glared at Big Show, Miz, and Dolph Ziggler.

Miz says that they were told that they had to watch the destruction of Daniel Bryan. If they interfered in any manner, they would no longer be WWE Superstars. If they interfered, their careers would be made a living hell.

Miz says that this is a free country and the WWE Universe should hear their opinions about how management is running the WWE. Miz gives Big Show the floor.

Show says that was one of the toughest things he had to do in his career. To stand there and watch that. He wants Dolph to speak.

Dolph tries to find the words to speak and he tells Big Show to finish his thoughts.

Miz says that he has always been outspoken and called a big mouth . . .

Triple H’s music interrupts and he makes his way to the ring with a smirk on his face. He makes his way to the ring.

Hunter says that before his music hit, Miz sounded like he had something important to say. Hunter says that he noticed that Miz usually does this in a suit, but he is in his gear tonight.

Miz says that you never know when a fight is going to break out. Miz wants to ask Hunter a question, but Hunter refuses.

Hunter wants to know why everyone wants to make this personal. Hunter says that he has explained this before. This is business. He says that everyone wants to go down the Daniel Bryan road and make this personal. He says this is what is best for business. Hunter says that it is difficult for the people to understand, but he doesn’t know why Miz, Show, and Ziggler don’t get it.

Orton is the future of the WWE. He is not some guy who runs his mouth and can’t back it up. Orton is not a guy who just happens to be big. Orton is big enough. That is what makes him the best choice. He is what is best for business. It fills arenas and gets better ratings. It makes more money for everyone.

Hunter wonders why they were so angry on Monday. Miz must be angry because he sees the WWE Championship a long time ago and he hasn’t gotten anywhere close since. He tells Miz that since he is a good guy, looking out for everyone’s best interest, he will give Miz a shot at Randy Orton tonight.

Hunter tells Dolph that he looked miserable on Monday. It is because Dolph was looking at the Shield and the last time he was in the ring with the Shield, he got the crap kicked out of him. Dolph probably wants revenge. Dolph will get to go one-on-one with all three members of the Shield in a handicap match.

Hunter wants Big Show to come talk to him face to face. Hunter tells Show that if looks could kill on Monday night. Show was so mad that you could see smoke coming out of his ears. He is going to give Show a favor. He is going to give him the night off. He tells Show that he doesn’t want him to step into the ring tonight. He wants Show to sit at ringside and watch everything that happens tonight in the ring. He tells Show not to do anything about it.

Hunter tells Dolph he can go to the back and get ready.

Hunter tells Miz that it is fortuitous that he wore his gear to the ring because his match is now.

Match Number One: Randy Orton versus Miz in a Non Title Match

They lock up and Orton backs Miz into the corner and Orton with a clean break. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Orton with knees to Miz and then he sends Miz into the turnbuckles. Orton with an Irish whip and Miz floats over and he connects with a clothesline followed by a reverse atomic drop.

Miz with a leg trip and he tries for the figure four leg lock but Orton escapes. They lock up again and Miz with a side head lock but Orton with a reversal and punches. Miz blocks a clothesline and he hits the first half of Reality Check, but Orton escapes the second neck breaker and he hits a drop kick and gets a near fall.

Orton sends Miz to the floor and then he hits a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton rolls Miz back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Miz with elbows but Orton holds on to the chin lock.

Miz with punches and a head butt. The referee pulls Miz out of the corner and Miz with an Awesome Clothesline. Miz goes up top for the double sledge but Orton with a boot and he tries for the IEDDT. Miz gets into the ring and he sends Orton to the floor with a back body drop over the top rope.

The Shield’s music plays and they make their way to the ring and Miz stands in the ring and does nothing to work over Orton as we go to commercial.

We are back and Orton sends Miz into the ringside barrier and he follows with a clothesline while The Shield play barrier to entry from anyone who would be crazy enough to interfere. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with forearms across the chest. Orton with the Garvin Stomp followed by a leaping knee drop for a near fall. Orton returns to the reverse chin lock. Orton with a knee to stop Miz’ attempt to escape. Miz lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Miz with an elbow followed by a knee lift and Reality Check for a near fall.

Miz sets for the Skull Crushing Finale but Orton with an arm drag and he puts Miz on the apron and in the ropes for the IEDDT. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat for some RKO push ups. Miz counters an RKO with a backslide and he gets a near fall. Miz with a drop kick to the knee and Miz runs into a boot from Orton but Miz grabs the leg and he drops down to work on it.

Miz with a figure four leg lock but Orton gets to the ropes and Miz has to release the hold. Orton goes to the apron and Orton drops Miz on the top rope. Orton returns to the ring and hits the RKO for the three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

After the match, Orton gestures to the Shield and they enter the ring and they attack Miz.

Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring with a chair and he hits Rollins in the back as he tries to get out of the ring.

Show checks on Miz on the floor while the crowd ‘Yeses’.

We go to commercial.

We are back and The Matadores are coming.

Vickie Guerrero is in her office and she is not happy. Daniel Bryan enters and she wants to know what the meaning of this. Vickie says that she will not have this happen on her show. Triple H says that Daniel is not the face of the WWE and she does not want to see him on her show. Vickie says that Daniel was a bully. He who bullies gets bullied back.

Ryback enters and he looks at Daniel and he calls Daniel ‘little fella’. Ryback says that one thing the big guy cannot stand is a bully. He tells Bryan that he will see him out there and he calls Daniel ‘Shrimp’.

It is time to talk about the Paul Heyman and CM Punk situation. Who wants to go back to Raw?

Damien Sandow says that what happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas. You might be content staying in Vegas to squander your lives. Sandow says that he will gain victory after victory until he claims the World Title. Damien says that his day of coronation will soon be at hand when he cashes in his briefcase.

Match Number Two: Rob Van Dam (with Ricardo Rodriguez) versus Damien Sandow

Van Dam with a thrust kick for a near fall. Van Dam with forearms to Sandow followed by an Irish whip and spinning heel kick into the corner. Van Dam goes up top and connects with a leg drop and he gets a near fall. Van dam with punches but Sandow with a kick and he sends Van Dam shoulder first into the post and he gets a near fall with a roll up.

Sandow with knees followed by a side Russian leg sweep and he hits the Elbow of Disdain and he gets a near fall. Sandow with a reverse chin lock but Van Dam with an elbow followed by a rana. Sandow with a boot to the head and he tries to send Van Dam into the turnbuckles but Van Dam blocks it and he connects with a kick. Van Dam puts Sandow on the top rope and then he hits a side kick off the turnbuckles. Van Dam goes up top for the five star frog splash and he connects for the three count.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

After the match, Alberto Del Rio’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage. Del Rio tells Van Dam that he is the number one contender for HIS World Title. Rob got that opportunity because of the man who stands next to him. Ricardo betrayed him and the Latino people.

Alberto tells Rob that when you sleep with the dog, you get fleas. The people are not going to cheer for Rob because of his chant. He might have his Rolling Thunder, but Alberto says that he will rain on his parade. Alberto will show who the true champion is.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins versus Dolph Ziggler

Rollins starts for the Shield and Ziggler goes after Ambrose and Reigns on the apron. Ziggler with punches to Rollins. Ziggler with a cross body and punches but Ambrose tries to interfere and it distracts Ziggler long enough to allow Rollins to clothesline Ziggler. Rollins kicks Ziggler and Reigns tags in.

Reigns with a punch to the head. Ziggler with punches but Reigns with a knee. Reigns throws Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Ziggler with an uppercut but Roman with a Samoan drop for a near fall. Ambrose tags in and he punches Ziggler and follows with a head butt. Ambrose stomps on the hand and then he rubs his forearm across the face. Ambrose stomps on the hand and then he punches Ziggler. Ambrose with a hard Irish whip. Ambrose with a punch and chop in the corner. Ambrose with an Irish whip and he has something to say to Ziggler. Ziggler slaps Ambrose and then he back drops Ambrose over the top rope to the floor.

Rollins tags in and Ziggler with an inside cradle for a near fall. Ziggler with punches but Rollins with a kick. Ziggler with a kick and Reigns makes the blind tag. Rollins counters a Fameasser with a Buckle Bomb and Reigns with a spear for the three count.

Winners: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns

After the match, Ambrose chokes Ziggler in the ropes while The Shield taunt Show and try to get him to rise from his seat at ringside. They get Ziggler up for the Cerberus Bomb.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel make their way to the ring. Curtis says on Monday night the WWE Universe witnessed his mentor, his hero Paul Heyman perform one of the bravest acts a man can ever muster up the courage to perform.

We see the footage from Raw.

Paul Heyman has the mic and he wants to know what the people want from him. Do they really expect him to feel guilty about the beating his gave on Monday to his prodigal son CM Punk? He is not seeking forgiveness. He is not here to atone. He is not sorry for his actions. The people voted him into a situation where he had to face a beating at the hands of CM Punk. What did they expect him to do?

Did they think for one second that he was going to ‘take his beating like a man’? Paul says that for 434 consecutive days, they were the reigning and defending WWE Champion. Everyone single of their opponents and enemies was put down like a rabid dog. It was his strategy and Punk’s implementation. If every one of his opponents was put down, why is he still standing and why is he still breathing? It is because every single time that Punk has been coming after him, it was Punk on his back looking up at his father figure, looking up at his mentor, looking up at the man Punk should be worshipping as the God that he is.

Paul says that he will give everyone a reason to boo. We have it again at Night of Champions. A handicap elimination match at Night of Champions. This time, he cannot escape. He has to take his beating like a man. WWE virtually guarantees that if you get Night of Champions, you will see Paul Heyman face a beating at the hands of CM Punk.

Paul tells Curtis that he is afraid and that is the truth. He says that he is scared out of his mind because if Punk gets his hands on him, we won’t ever see Paul Heyman again. Paul says that his fear can be CM Punk’s worst enemy. If he has done this to CM Punk out of fatherly love, imagine what he can do when he is face to face with a guaranteed beating?

Paul tells everyone who he is. At Night of Champions, he and Curtis Axel will own CM Punk.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Four: Tensai and Brodus Clay (with Cameron and Naomi) versus Luke Harper and Erick Rowan (with Bray Wyatt)

Harper and Tensai start things off and Harper with punches and European uppercuts to Tensai. Tensai with an Irish whip and clothesline. Tensai knocks Rowan and his mask off the apron. Clay knocks Rowan off the apron as well. Tensai and Clay make a Harper sandwich and then they go for the Conference Call Your Mama but Rowan trips Clay and pulls him to the floor.

Rowan sends Clay into the ringside barrier. Harper with a big boot to Tensai and then he hits a splash into the corner. Rowan tags in and Harper with a discus clothesline followed by a splash from Rowan for the three count.

Winners: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

After the match, Wyatt comes into the ring and he looks at Tensai from the corner and then he kisses Tensai on the forehead and hits Sister Abigail.

Wyatt kneels in front of Tensai and tells everyone to ‘Follow the Buzzards’. We go to commercial.

We are back with another Los Matadores video package.

Match Number Five: Ryback versus Daniel Bryan

Bryan with a running forearm and punches in the corner. Ryback pushes Bryan away. Bryan with more punches and Ryback pushes him away. Ryback with a power slam to Bryan. Ryback with kicks to Bryan and then he picks up Bryan and sends him into the turnbuckles.

Ryback with a forearm and shoulders in the corner. Ryback with an Irish whip to the sternum. Ryback with a running shoulder into the corner and he gets a near fall. Ryback kicks Bryan and then he chokes him with his boot.

Ryback with a forearm to the back followed by a punch. Ryback with a head butt in the corner and then he charges into the corner but Bryan moves and Ryback hits the post with his shoulder. Bryan gets a second wind and he hits a drop kick into the corner. Bryan with a second drop kick into the corner. Bryan follows with a hesitation drop kick and Rybakc goes to the floor.

Bryan with a suicide dive that sends Ryback into the announce table. Randy Orton makes his way to ringside (without his music). Bryan is distracted by Orton and Ryback with a clothesline to the back of the head. We go to commercial.

We are back and Ryback with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Bryan with punches to try to get out of the hold. Bryan with kicks to Ryback but Ryback with a spinebuster. Ryback looks around and he sets for the lariat and he connects and gets a near fall. Ryback tells Bryan to get up. Ryback with a forearm to the back. Ryback puts Bryan on the turnbuckles and he punches Bryan.

Ryback climbs the turnbuckle and he tries for a belly-to-belly superplex but Bryan with head butts to stop Ryback and he sends Ryback to the mat. Bryan with a missile drop kick. Bryan with Kicks of Yes to Ryback. Bryan sets for the round kick and he connects. Bryan gets a near fall.

Bryan tries for the Yes Lock and Ryback tries to avoid tapping out but Orton interferes and Bryan puts Orton in the Yes Lock.

Winner: Daniel Bryan (by disqualification)

After the match, The Shield come to the ring and they attack Daniel Bryan.

Big Show enters the ring and he stands over Daniel Bryan.

Hunter comes out and he tells Show to get out of the ring. Show begrudgingly leaves the ring and goes to the apron. Show goes to the floor and he gets in Hunter’s face. Hunter tells Show to leave. Show walks up the ramp and to the back.

Meanwhile, back in the ring. . . The Shield and Randy Orton are given Order 66 and The Shield attacks Daniel Bryan. Orton has Ambrose and Rollins pick up Bryan and Orton punches him. Reigns puts Bryan in a full nelson and Orton kicks Bryan. Orton tells them to pick Bryan up again and Orton with punches to Bryan. They pick up Bryan again and Orton enjoys showing Daniel Bryan’s misery and he punches Bryan again.

Orton wants to see the Cerberus Bomb and they hit it on Bryan.

Seth Rollins hands Randy Orton some spray paint and he sprays ‘No’ on Daniel Bryan.

We go to credits.

8/29 Impact Wrestling Viewership

The 8/29 TNA Impact Wrestling on Spike TV drew 1.24 million viewers. This number is down from last week's show that drew 1.25 million viewers.

Update on AJ Styles

UPDATE: According, the contract extension between AJ Styles and TNA looks to last "a little past" the Bound for Glory PPV. Both sides will continue to talk about a longer deal.

ORIGINAL: According, AJ Styles and TNA have agreed to some form of contract extension. Full details are not available at this time. Styles' contract was set to expire very soon (mid-September according to previous reports) and both sides were said to be working on a compromise that would keep him with the company.

Opinionated View- I am going to take that as a good sign.

PWG Battle of Los Angeles: The loaded 16-man tournament begins tonight

-Michael Elgin vs. Rich Swann

-Kevin Steen vs. Chuck Taylor

-Johnny Gargano vs. Willie Mack

-Kyle O'Reilly vs. Trent? (a/k/a Trent Barreta)

-Joey Ryan vs. Drake Younger

-ACH vs. Anthony Nese

-Brian Cage vs. Tommaso Ciampa

-A.R. Fox vs. Roderick Strong

Preview For Next Week's Impact: Last Chance in Bound For Glory Series, Bully Ray vs Sting

Preview Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c as the road to the big September 12 "No Surrender" special continues! If you can't watch the action on Thursday, make sure to set your DVR!
- Thursday's IMPACT broadcast will feature the return of "The Icon" Sting to action in the huge main event as he collides with the World Heavyweight Champion and the President of the Aces and Eights - Bully Ray! In the ongoing battle for supremacy between the Main Event Mafia and the Aces, the leaders of both groups will go to war on IMPACT on Thursday night! No doubt, the members of the Mafia and Aces will be watching - and all hell could break loose at any time!
- Speaking of Bully Ray, which member of The Aces and Eights will face him in the championship match at the "No Surrender" event? Hulk Hogan shocked the Aces when he announced that one of the club members will battle Bully for the gold! Has Hogan found a way to fracture the group? Will the Aces remain united - or will a shot at the World Title cause chaos within their ranks? How will Bully Ray react? Tune in and find out!
- Also announced by Hulk Hogan, also on Thursday will be a LAST CHANCE GAUNTLET featuring all 12 competitors in the "Bound For Glory Series". A huge 20 points will be up for grabs for the winner - it's the last chance for one of the competitors to break into the top spots in the competition before the Final Four battle at the No Surrender special on September 12 on SpikeTV! Who will ultimately earn a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship at Bound For Glory in October? The final countdown has begun!
- Plus, Chris Sabin returns to action on IMPACT for the first time since losing the World Heavyweight Championship at Hardcore Justice. What will Sabin's mindset be on Thursday ? Will he be able to put the loss behind him and refocus on climbing his way back up the ladder for another shot at the World Title?
- In addition, TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James  has promised a "Special Performance" on Thursday's broadcast! What does the multi-talented Knockouts Champion have planned? Tune in and find out!
All this and much more on Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING on SpikeTV at 9/8c

Impact Taping Results For 9.05.13 (SPOILERS)

Xplosion Match: Eric Young beat Jay Bradley

After this match Mickie James came out and talked about being bummed she didn't get invited to the VMA's, but as a consolation she had a MJA award (small star trophy). ODB comes out and things begin to heat up. ODB turns her back to Mickie and get's nailed with the trophy. Minor fight breaks out in the ring, and eventually ODB gets the better of the exchange and tears Mickie's t-shirt off (which revealed another top underneath that was obvious from the get go).

Then we get all of Ace's and Eights back in the Ring. Bully complains about Hogan's power trip at the end of Impact, and then announces that the A&8 are gonna take care of business tonight. Knox is going to face Chris Sabin, Bischoff and Briscoe will face James Storm and Gunner, and Anderson will take care of business in the "gauntlet" match.

Knox stays in the ring, Bully stays at ringside, and out comes Sabin for what I assume will be the first match. Eventually Bully tosses the hammer into Knox and distracts the ref, however Sabin kicks Knox to gain control of the hammer and nails Knox with it. Ref saw the strike, and DQ's Sabin.

Next up was the "gauntlet" match. I use the quotes because the match was a mini Royal Rumble, not a traditional gauntlet match. Every 90 seconds or so the next person on the leader board comes in (match started with Hernandez and Jay Bradley). This was a very long and entertaining match. Some of the highlights of the match included Samoa Joe eliminating Anderson with a head kick while Anderson was sitting on turnbuckle. He took a nasty fall to the floor, and ref's called for medical. He walked off on his own a little woozy, and you could see he was bleeding from the back of his head. A lot of big names were eliminated earlier than I would've expected (namely Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, and Magnus who was there for the second episode). Final two in the match were AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels, with AJ picking up the win after hitting him with the Pele kick. AJ finishes the Bound for Glory Series in first place!

Next up was the tag team match between Storm and Gunner vs. Briscoe and Bischoff. By now the crowd was getting burned out and a little quiet. A&8 won the match after Gunner took a shot to the back of the head with some brass knuckles by Bischoff I believe. Post match A&8 gestured and continued to yell about coming after the tag belts.

After this match they brought out the final four in the Bound for Glory series, AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Magnus, and Bobby Roode. AJ was allowed to choose his first opponent for No Surrender, and he chooses Austin Aries. That leaves Magnus and Bobby Roode in the second semifinal match.

They showed us a quick clip from the back (our first of the second taping) of Bully riding Anderson for losing the Bound for Glory series. He tells him that everyone else is stepping up, and it's time for him to do his part.

Main event time as Sting comes out to the loudest pop of this episode. Bully is next accompanied by Brooke, Tito Ortiz, and Anderson. Bully gets on the mike and says that there is no way he's defending the title against Sting, because he lost that right at Slammiversary. Out comes Hogan who never mentions the title implication, but tosses Tito out (yet allows Anderson to stay) and says that the match is no DQ. Another long, solid match from these two. Sting nailed Bully with a steel chair numerous times at one point, and Bully once again removed the ring apron in one corner (similar to Slammiversary). Sting has Bully in Scorpion Death Lock when the rest of A&8 hit the ring. Out comes the Mafia to take care of them, and the match is once again 1 on 1 (keep in mind Anderson has done nothing but sit at ringside the entire time). Sting once again gets Bully in the Death Lock, and Anderson jumps up with hammer in hand. Bully reaches for the hammer, but Anderson doesn't give it to him forcing Bully to tap out. Sting wins the match! Anderson jumps in the ring, gets in Bully's face and asks why he didn't take care of business tonight, then announces that at No Surrender he is challenging Bully for the title, and it will belong to Mrrrrr. Annnnnndersonnnnn!!!!! Andersonnn!! Good ending, and the crowd was very much in Mr. Anderson's corner at the end.

Following the Impact taping they repaired the ring for a final Xplosion match between Kaz and Hernandez (as the crowd filed out). Match was eventually won by Hernandez (I believe. Kind of a blur right now).

Preview for 8/30 Smackdown

The following is scheduled for tonight's 8/30 WWE Smackdown on Syfy.

* Miz TV featuring Dolph Ziggler and Big Show.

* WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. The Miz.

* Rob Van Dam vs. Damien Sandow.

* Dolph Ziggler vs. The Shield (Handicap match).

* The Wyatt Family vs. Tons of Funk.

* Daniel Bryan vs. Ryback.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

8/29 Impact Wrestling Results

Live from the Cleveland Impact Wrestling heads down the homestretch toward the finals of the BFG Series. Impact opens up with highlights from last week and then Bully Ray leads Tito Ortiz and the Aces and Eights down to the ring.
Bully says that he’s in a bad mood tonight because someone is missing in the ring right now. His brother Devon is no longer with them and he’s a little concerned and upset. Bully says he wants some answers right now and he would like to hear from his brothers. Bully asks Garett Bischoff what happened last week and he says he doesn’t know. Garett says he’s just as mad about this as Bully is and then Knux says he was taking care of both Magnus and Rampage on the floor when it went down.
Wes says he doesn’t know what happened and then Bully looks over at Mr. Anderson and asks him what happened. Anderson says he doesn’t know either but Devon knew what the consequences were just like the rest of them, and “it is what it is.” Bully agrees with Anderson and says what it is, is a disappointment. Bully says his brother has always been a disappointment and a loser. He says Devon has always been his sidekick from the beginning. He says Devon did what he told him to do and he never needed Devon nor will he ever need him in the future. Bully points at Tito and says that’s the only man he needs. Anderson doesn’t look too thrilled at that. Bully says “out with Devon, in with Tito.” Bully says he’s giving Tito is own cut and Anderson freaks out.
Anderson asks Bully if he’s out of his mind and asks when they started just patching people in whenever he feels like it. Bully tells him to back down and reminds him that he’s the president. Bully says he’ll do what he wants, when he wants and Anderson better remember that. He tells Anderson to get back in line before he has to PUT him back in line. Bully calls Brooke Tessmacher out to the ring and she obliges as Bully calls her “the hot Brooke.”
Tessmacher is carrying a A&8 cut to the ring with her. Bully offers the cut to Tito but Anderson gets in Bully’s face and tells him they have to vote. Bully backs Anderson down and tells him to “stay.” Bully then puts the cut on Tito’s back and then Bully strips the “Devon” patch off the cut and throws it down. Bully tells any of the members of A&8 if that they have a problem with what just happened then they can leave. He says he’s the president and he voted on it so it’s done. Bully says now he’s going to sit back and relax and watch the rest of the BFG Series because he doesn’t have to do anything until BFG.
Bully says he heard that his father-in-law is here tonight and he can’t wait to see Hulk tonight because what he wants to do is introduce him to the only Brooke that has ever mattered in his life.
Tenay and Taz hype up the card for tonight featuring several BFG Series bouts.
Backstage Jeff Hardy says last year he had to beat Samoa Joe to get to the Final Four, and to get there he got desperate and had to use a submission. He said he worked and now he has to face Kazarian to try and get to the final four. He reminds us that Kaz won the Ladder Match that Hardy was also involved in at Hardcore Justice and he says tonight he’s out for points and revenge.
BFG Series Match 
“The Charismatic Enigma” (24) vs. Kazarian (22)
Both Kaz and Hardy really need a submission (10 points) here to get a true shot of making the Final Four. A pin would put both right there in the Final Four but definitely want guarantee anything. Kaz quickly rolls Hardy up as the bell rings but gets just a one count. Hardy then catches Kaz with a small package for a one count. Kaz comes back with a rollup of his own but just a two count on that one. Hardy answers with a leg sweep for a nearfall. Kaz and Hardy stare each other down and square off again. As Hardy goes in for a lockup Kaz pops him with a forearm instead. Kaz whips Hardy into the corner but Hardy floats up into a Spinning Headscissors Takeover sending Kaz out to the floor! Hardy then hits a Slingshot Dropkick through the ropes followed by a Flying Clothesline off the apron to the outside! Hardy tosses Kaz back in the ring and then goes for the Twist, but Kaz blocks it and shoves Hardy into the corner again. Hardy goes to the well for a second attempting to the Floatover Headscissors, but this time Kaz blocks it and crotches Hardy on the ropes. Kaz then hits a Leaping Enziguri and mocks Hardy’s weirdo dance. Kaz hits Hardy repeatedly with right hands and then whips Hardy into the ropes. Kaz hits a Heel Kick and gets another nearfall. Kaz puts Hardy in a modified Surfboard but Hardy fights the hold and breaks it. Hardy elbows Kaz repeatedly but then Kaz grabs him by the hair and slams him to the mat. Kaz puts the boots to Hardy and then hits a Leg Drop for another nearfall. Kaz goes for a Vertical Suplex but Hardy blocks it and reverses it into a Sitout Front Suplex! Hardy hits a series of right hands and kicks and then hits the ropes and catches Kaz with a Flying Forearm! Hardy hits an Atomic Drop followed by a Leg Drop to the balls. Hardy then puts Kaz in a Figure Four in the center of the ring! Kaz tries to fight the hold and is able to get to the ropes to break the hold. Hardy goes for the Twist again but Kaz catches Hardy in a backslide out of nowhere! 1…2…NO Hardy kicks out and then runs right into a Bicycle Kick! 1…2…NO Hardy kicks out again! Kaz is selling the leg as he gets to his feet as if it’s hurting. Kaz attempts to whip Hardy into the corner but Hardy reverses it and charges at Kaz. Kaz gets his boot up and then climbs up top. Kaz dives off the top but Hardy catches him with a boot in midair! Hardy hits the Twist of Fate and then climbs up top! Hardy hits the Swanton Bomb! 1…2…3!
Winner: Hardy via pinfall (Swanton Bomb)
Jeff Hardy has officially moved into the Final Four, for the time being.
Anderson and the rest of A&8 bitch about what Bully just did with Tito. Anderson says if this keeps up then they’re going to have to make a vote that Bully won’t be happy about. He says no one man is bigger than the club.
Back from commercials AJ Styles’ pin on Devon last week is shown.
Knockouts #1 Contenders 2/3 Falls Match
Gail Kim vs. ODB
ODB and Gail lockup with Gail tripping ODB up, Gail rolls forward into a bridging pin for a nearfall. Gail then goes for a rollup but ODB blocks it and hits a shoulder block for a nearfall of her own. ODB whips Gail into a corner and charges at her, but Gail escapes through the ropes. Gail then hits a shoulder block through the ropes on ODB followed by a Slingshot Sunset Flip. ODB blocks it and then lifts Gail up in the air by her throat. ODB tosses Gail into the turnbuckles and then hits a Delayed Vertical Suplex for another nearfall. ODB attempts to whip Gail into the corner but Gail reverses it and charges at ODB. ODB floats up into a headscissors on Gail but Gail blocks it the takeover attempt and slams ODB knee first into the mat. Gail smiles realizing the knee injury and quickly puts the boots to ODB’s knee. Gail looks for some type of submission but ODB uses her free leg to kick Gail into the turnbuckles! ODB rolsl Gail up, 1…2…NO Gail kicks out! Gail then grabs ODB’s leg and trips her and slams Gail’s knee into the mat. Gail elbow drops the knee and then drags her leg out to the apron and slams it into the side of the ring. Gail climbs back in the ring and kicks the leg of ODB as she tried to comeback. Gail puts ODB in a modified Cloverleaf and sits back on the hold forcing ODB to tap! Gail wins fall one!
Back from the break Gail continues to work on ODB’s leg. She hangs it up in the ropes and cannonballs down across it. Gail taunts the crowd and then charges at ODB in the corner. ODB gets her foot up but Gail catches it and slams it down across her own shoulder. Gail then goes to put that same modified Cloverleaf on ODB but ODB catches her with an inside cradle out of nowhere! 1…2…3! ODB evens things up winning fall two!
Gail gets pissed and starts kicking the hell out of ODB’s leg and then she puts ODB in a kneebar. Gail slams ODB’s leg into the mat and then drags her legs over to the corner. Gail wraps ODB’s legs around the ring post in the Hanging Figure Four! Gail finally releases the hold as the referee yells at her and climbs back in the ring. A big “ODB” chant starts as Gail stalks ODB in the ring. Gail slaps her repeatedly and taunts her. Gail grabs ODB’s leg but ODB grabs her top and pulls Gail into the turnbuckle headfirst. ODB fights back from her knees with forearms to Gail. ODB finally gets back to her feet and levels Gail with a Shortarm Clothesline! 1…2…NO Gail kicks out! ODB goes for the BAM but her knee gives out and Gail chop blocks the knee and locks her in an over the shoulder Half Crab. ODB is able to fight to the ropes to break the hold. Gail goes for the Eat Defeat but ODB blocks it into the BAM attempt again. Gail reverses into a rollup but ODB rolls through and puts Gail in a Texas Cloverleaf! Gail almost gets to the ropes but ODB pulls her back to the center of the ring and Gail taps!
Winner & NEW Knockouts #1 Contender: ODB 2 falls to 1
Backstage Velvet Sky says she’s rooting for ODB in her title shot, and she talks about being so excited for the Knockouts PPV debuting next Friday. Velvet says she had some personal issues at home she had to take care of and creepy camera guy if those issues were “like heartbreak Chris Sabin type of issues.” Velvet says she and Sabin have been together for quite awhile, but they keep business and personal separate.
Backstage Daniels and Roode talk about Hogan trying to screw them over tonight putting them in their matches. Roode says he has an opportunity to solidify his attempt to be in the Final Four with a win over “everyone’s little hero” AJ Styles. Roode says he’ll take care of AJ but Daniels has to take care of Aries. Daniels gets pissed about Aries turning on them last week and he says, “he’s no gentleman.”
Footage of Aries screwing Daniels over last week is shown.
Backstage Aries says everyone knows that he is a man that stands alone and he believes that if you want something done right you do it yourself. Aries reminds us he turned MEM down too and he says he’s relying on himself to get to the final four. Aries says he hopes AJ’s decision to help MEM out benefits him and he hopes AJ gets to the finals because when he and AJ are in the ring together it’s magic. Daniels walks up and gets in Aries’ face.
Daniels says he made his biggest mistake by turning down the “Gentlemen” and he’s going to show Aries just how much better he is than Aries when he knocks Aries “down flatter than Miley Cyrus’ ass” (BIG POP FROM ME!).
Footage of the 10-Man Tag last week is shown including Mike Tenay’s “Stylesgasm” when AJ showed up as the old AJ.
The Main Event Mafia make their way down to the ring. Magnus isn’t with MEM. Rampage Jackson is still wearing his redneck looking camo suit. Rampage says he isn’t waiting for their fight in BELLATOR to get his revenge on Tito. He says every chance he gets he’s stomping a mudhole in Tito’s ass.
Samoa Joe says he can tell that the Mafia runs Cleveland. He says a week ago things weren’t going their way and outnumbered, and when Sting went to the boys no one stepped up. He says that is until one man stepped up to the plate and did the right thing, AJ Styles.
Sting says AJ Styles put his career on the line to go into battle with MEM, and anyone willing to do that is worthy of being a part of the family. Sting says the door is open for him to have a spot in the family. Sting says no matter what they want to thank him publicly. Sting leads the fans in an “AJ” chant.
AJ’s loner music hits and he walks down the ramp and then he pulls the hoodie off and “Get Ready to Fly” hits. AJ has cut his hair and shaved the scruffy beard off as well. AJ says he appreciates what MEM is saying as another “AJ” chant breaks out. He says he needs to do this thing himself and MEM leaves AJ alone in the ring.
AJ says he knows the fans have questions for him and he has the answers. AJ says he knows after Thursday the biggest question on everyone’s mind was is he the newest MEM member. AJ says he respects what MEM is doing and he hopes they kick A&8’s butt. He says he’s wore the suit and tie before (Fortune) and it’s just not him. AJ says over the past year he’s developed some trust issues like when two of his best friends stabbed in the back, or like when guys in the production truck airing his dirty laundry without even checking with him to see if it was even true. AJ says maybe it was just everyone telling him that this is just the way the business is and the only person he can trust is himself. AJ says if he hasn’t made himself clear, he is with no one.
AJ says everyone has been asking him why he’s changed and everyone’s perception of him may have changed but that’s because his perception of the business has changed. AJ says that you can make no mistake about it, he is the best in the world and he is “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles! AJ says he loves what he does in the ring he has to understand that this is just a job. AJ says everyone might know where he’s coming from as a big “yes” chant breaks out. AJ says it sounds like the fans know what it’s like having a job that just plain sucks. AJ says no matter what job it is most people have had that moment when “upper management” shafts the hardest working man in the building. AJ says he’s realized over the last year he deserves better and then looks over at Mike Tenay and says “hey, Mike I deserve better!” AJ looks into the camera and says, “hey Dixie, I deserve better!”
AJ says he has been Dixie Carter’s “go to guy” for the better part of 11 years for her to simply bring in “the next big star” just to watch that person fail. AJ says it might have been the “new direction” she tried to go into that went nowhere and there he was to pick up the pieces again and put the company right back on his shoulders. AJ says there has been so many times over the past year that he prayed to God that Dixie would just fire him so he didn’t have to quit, but he stayed and did his job the whole time because like most of the people in the crowd he has a family and he has to take care of them. AJ says he didn’t quit and he started coming to the ring and tapping people out.
AJ says something happened in his head and something clicked. AJ says he LIKES being TNA’s “go to guy” and the guy that can steal the show and deliver the goods. AJ says he likes being the guy that can send the fans home happy because they got their money’s worth. He says he likes being the “go to guy” but the question is can he still be that guy. “You better believe it” AJ says and he says “you’re damn right” he can put the company on his back again. AJ says now the question is if he can win the BFG Series and become the NEW World Heavyweight Champion! Roode’s music interrupts AJ and he comes down to the ring for the next BFG Series match up!
BFG Series Match 
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles (22) vs. “The IT Factor” Bobby Roode
Any type of win here likely sures up a spot for Roode while AJ needs a submission win to get any shot at being in the Final Four. AJ and Roode lockup and Roode gets AJ in a hammerlock. AJ counters into a wristlock and then he hooks Roode’s leg and rolls him into the Calf Killa but Roode quickly grabs the ropes. Roode rolls out to the floor to get away from AJ. Back in the ring Roode kicks AJ as they go for another lockup. Roode hits AJ with an elbow and then slams him into the turnbuckles. Roode lights AJ up with chops and then attempts to whip AJ into the ropes, but AJ reverses it and then leapfrogs Roode. AJ looks for the Phenomenal Dropkick but Roode saw it coming and holds onto the ropes. AJ charges at Roode but runs right into an elbow. Roode then charges at AJ but eats a nasty chop! AJ whips Roode into the ropes and connects with the Phenomenal Dropkick! Roode rolls out to the floor and then he springboards himself over the top to the ramp and then he Moonsaults off the ramp onto Roode on the floor! AJ tosses Roode back into the ring and then hits a Backbreaker and locks Roode in a Camel Clutch! AJ lets the hold go and then puts Roode in a chinlock, but Roode gets to his feet and backs AJ into the corner. Roode then charges at AJ but AJ gets his boot up and climbs to the top. AJ attempts a Tornado DDT but Roode blocks it and hits the Double-R Spinebuster! Roode puts the boots to AJ and then hits a Knee Drop for a nearfall. Roode puts his knee in the back of AJ and then hits a Vertical Suplex. 1…2…NO AJ kicks out! Roode puts his knee into the back of AJ repeatedly and then puts him in a modified surfboard. AJ fights back up to his feet and breaks the hold and elbows Roode repeatedly. AJ and Roode exchange strikes and then Roode goes for a big right hand. AJ kicks his hand away and connects with a vicious series of strikes ending with the Spinning Back Fist and a Lariat! Roode retreats to the corner and AJ hits a Flying Forearm and then he climbs up top. Roode sees him and charge at AJ but AJ leaps over him and lands on his feet. AJ then hits a Spinebuster of his own and hits a Lionsault. AJ actually landed pretty hard on his shoulder because for some reason he hesitated just a hair on the moonsault. I don’t know if he thought maybe Roode was too far at the last minute. He did connect with but he came close to hitting his head. AJ realizes he needs more points so he goes for a submission, but Roode kicks him away and then charges at him with a clothesline. AJ ducks it and hits the Pele out of nowhere! AJ calls for the Styles Clash but Roode blocks it and backdrops AJ over the top rope! AJ lands on his feet on the ramp and then hits Roode with a shoulder block through the ropes! AJ goes for the Springboard Flying Forearm but Roode catches him in midair with the Crossface! That was a beautiful sequence. AJ fights the hold and gets his feet on the bottom rope to break it. Roode pulls AJ back to the center of the ring and locks in the Crossface again! AJ rolls Roode over into a pin, 1…2…NO Roode kicks out! AJ then gets to his feet and rolls Roode into the Calf Killa as he charged at him! Roode gets to the ropes to break the hold as it seemed like he was about to tap. AJ pulls Roode back to the center and looks like he’s going to go for the Figure Four, but Roode kicks him into the turnbuckles. Roode then goes for the Payoff but AJ counters into a cradle! 1…2…3!
Winner: AJ via pinfall (rollup)
After the match AJ looks disappointed as he realizes the pin isn’t going to get him into the Final Four. Tenay points out that it was likely instinct to go for the pin there. With that pin AJ moves up to fifth place with 29 points but Daniels remains in fourth place with 30. Hardy, Roode, and Magnus round out the Final Four. So now it comes down to Daniels and Aries.
In the back JB is outside Hogan’s office and he has received word that after the next match Hogan will have a lot to say in the ring.
Main Event 
BFG Series Match 
“A-Double” Austin Aries (28) vs. “Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels (30)
Any win or even a draw keeps Daniels in the Final Four while Aries needs at least a pin. Daniels is wearing some weird goggles, like welding goggles or something. Daniels and Aries lockup and Daniels forces Aries into the corner. Daniels hits a series of shoulder blocks and then puts Aries in a headlock. Aries shoves Daniels into the ropes but eats a shoulder block as Daniels bounces back. Daniels hits the ropes again and Aries drops down in front of him. Daniels cartwheels over Aries and when Aries gets back to his feet Daniels meets him with a scoop slam. Daniels gets a one count and then rubs his forearm on Aries’ face before tossing him into the corner. Daniels whips Aries into the opposite corner and charge at him, but Aries floats up and over Daniels. Aries then rakes the back of Daniels and then rakes his chest too. Aries trips Daniels and then goes for the Last Chancery but Daniels crawls away. Aries mocks Daniels by laying across the top turnbuckle. Daniels runs after him but Aries drops down to the apron and his a shoulder block through the ropes. Aries then slingshots back into the ring and leapfrogs Daniels before connecting with an armdrag. Aries locks Daniels in an armbar but Daniels uses his legs to break the hold by putting Aries in a headscissors. Aries does a headstand to escape the hold and hits a Basement Dropkick for a nearfall. Aries sets up for something but Daniels rolls out to the floor. Aries goes for a Baseball Slide but Daniels moves out of the way and punches Aries. Daniel slams Aries into the apron and then goes for the Split Legged Moonsault off the top but Aries slides into the ring. Daniels lands on his feet and Aries flies through the ropes with the Heat Seeking Missile, but Daniels catches Aries in midair with a Leaping Enziguri as Aries went through the ropes! Back in the ring Daniels covers Aries for a nearfall.
Back from the break Daniels hits a Split Legged Moonsault on Aries for another nearfall. Daniels hits a Reverse Bulldog for yet another nearfall. Daniels puts Aries in a chinlock but Aries fights back up to his feet and breaks the hold with elbows. Aries hits the ropes but Daniels gets Aries in an Abdominal Stretch. Daniels goes old school reaching out to the top rope for leverage but Aries reverses the hold and pulls the same heel move. Daniels goes for a Uranage Suplex but Aries counters with an armdrag and then they both hit the ropes and clothesline each other. Both men get to their feet and Daniels hits a series of jabs on Aries. Aries fights back with a DISGUSTING chop and then a series of forearms and body shots! Aries with another chop and then he whips Daniels into the corner and hits a Running Clothesline followed by a Back Suplex Slam! Aries pulls out the Pendulum Elbow! 1…2…NO Daniels kicks out! Aries goes for the Brainbuster but Daniels runs him into the corner. Daniels then hits the ropes and charges at Aries but Aries hip tosses him over the top to the floor! Aries hits the Heat Seeking Missile through the ropes onto Daniels on the floor! Aries rolls Daniels back in the ring and then climbs up top but Daniels grabs the referee to stop Aries from diving. Daniels shoves the referee away and charges at Aries but Aries dives over him and lands on his feet. Aries then charges at Daniels but runs right into a Spinning Sitout Powerbomb! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Daniels puts Aries on the top rope and hits an uppercut followed by an attempt at the Fall from Grace, but Aries blocks it and boxes the ears of Daniels. Aries dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick! Aries hits the IED on Daniels in the corner followed by an attempt at the Brainbsuter, but Daniels reverses it into the Last Rites! 1…2…NO Aries kicks out! Daniels can’t believe that Aries kicked out and starts showing frustration. Aries and Daniels exchange forearms in the center of the ring but then as Aries attempts the Roaring Elbow Daniels hits a Big Boot. Daniels then hits an uppercut and hits the ropes but Aries is right behind him with a dropkick! Aries hits the Brainbuster! 1…2…3!
Winner: Aries via pinfall (Brainbuster)
Austin Aries moves into the Final Four while also knocking Daniels out of it! Magnus, Aries, Roode, and Hardy are now the official Final Four.
In the back Bobby Roode talks to Tito Ortiz and Miss Tessmacher. He says sometimes he feels about making a mockery of Hogan and his family but then he snaps back into it and laughs. Ray says he needs Tito to watch Anderson and if he steps out of line he should knock him back into line.
Hulk Hogan makes his way down to the ring and gets a loud reaction. Hogan says it sounds like everyone missed him but he’s been taking care of business the last couple of weeks. Hogan says the wrestlers have been tearing it up in the ring but it’s great to be back tonight. Hogan name drops Michael Jordan (talking about the shoes he’s wearing) so I guess maybe Hulk thinks Jordan is from Cleveland. He’s not, in fact Michael Jordan was long known for breaking Cleveland’s heart year after year.
Hogan says his first order of business is the BFG Series and then the standings appear on the big screen. Hogan says he’s changed the game now for September 12th. He met with Spike TV executives and BFG Series deserves one more match before No Surrender so next week is a Gauntlet Battle Royal worth 20 points! Every single member of the BFG Series will be in it and with a win in that match will have a shot at getting into the Final Four. Well, except for Jay Bradley because even if he won he hilariously wouldn’t even crack the top 8.
Before Hogan can say anything else Bully Ray walks out and interrupts him along with Brooke Tessmacher. Bully mockingly calls Hogan “dad” and says he’s missed Hulk over the last couple of weeks. Ray holds the belt in his face and says a lot has changed since he’s been gone. Bully says what he’s been waiting to do is introduce him to Brooke, but Hogan cuts him off and he can shut it down right there. Hogan says he’s watched Ray’s charade and since he’s been gone he’s been taking care of personal business along with wrestling business. Hogan says after a little bit of time and a whole lot of money he has a set of divorce papers from Brooke Hogan for him and throws it at Bully. Hulk says Brooke Hogan is moving on without him whether he likes it or not.
Bully steps on the papers and kicks them away. He laughs and asks if he really thinks that Bully cares about those papers or his daughter. Bully says he never cared about Hogan’s daughter and he did something else no other man has done to his daughter, he used her. Bully says he used her to get the World Title and he used Hulk and Sting and all the idiot fans to get exactly what he wants. Bully says he also has Tito Ortiz and A&8 and now he’s on cruise control because he doesn’t have to do anything until BFG.
Hogan asks Bully if HE knows who Hogan is and then reminds him that he’s the TNA GM. Hogan says he’s going to use Bully and his family the same way Bully used his family. Hogan says in two weeks Bully is going to defend the World Title against one of the A&8 members! Bully screams at Hogan that he can’t do that and he says he isn’t fighting any of his brothers. Hogan says he runs the show and in two weeks he will defend the belt against a member of A&8. He says he will also defend the belt this week…AGAINST STING! He said THIS week but he meant next week as Tenay corrects him.
Sting hits the ring and goes after Bully Ray and hits a big clothesline. Bully rolls out of the ring and runs away!