411’s TNA IMPACT Wrestling Report 6.28.12
Championship Roll Call:
TNA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Bobby Roode
TNA X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Austin Aries
TNA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: AJ Styles and Kurt Angle
TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP: Brooke Tessmacher
TNA KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Eric Young and ODB
TNA TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Devon
411’s IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT 6.28.12
Let the Pigeons Loose…
–Reminder, I do not rate matches that are under three minutes long…
-Opening video package.
-We are LIVE in Orlando!
-Taz and Tenay welcome us to the show.
-AJ and Dixie are backstage, and AJ plans to beat down Kaz and Daniels in their match tonight. AJ is out for revenge, for Dixie, himself and Claire.
-We will hear from Claire tonight.
-All BFG Series matches will now have 15-minute time limits.
And here we go with our opener for the evening. Lock up to begin, go behind by RVD and a reversal by Anderson. RVD counters, but a roll up by Anderson gets 2. They trade roll ups and covers here, and then stand off. They shake and then Anderson nails RVD with a right. Clothesline follows and Anderson covers for 2. Anderson remains in control, RVD back with the leg scissors roll up for 2. RVD with the bridging leg lock, Anderson escapes and RVD locks in an abdominal stretch and into a roll up for 2. RVD locks in a wacky submission, trying to make a wish with Anderson, who then escapes and a side headlock by Anderson. Off the ropes and an atomic drop by RVD, but he runs into a back elbow. Anderson covers for 2. They trade rights, off the ropes and a northern lights suplex by RVD gets 2. Rights by RVD, rolling thunder, nope, cartwheel into a moonsault and a cover gets 2. Split legged moonsualt by RVD eats knees, and Anderson covers for 2. Anderson sets, mic check countered, RVD off the ropes and a neck breaker by Anderson for 2. Sleeper by Anderson, to the corner and RVD escapes. Kamikaze roll countered and RVD gets the crucifix for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: RVD @ 6:00 via pin
-Austin Aries now makes his way to the ring. Aries is here to deliver a dose of greatness. Last week he was here with Hogan and he had to make a decision for himself and the X-Division. The decision to give up the X-Division title was a difficult one, but while he has defeated a lot of people, he wanted to respect the title and the legacy of the title. But from now on, every X-Division champion will have the chance he has at Destination X. His days as champion are numbered as champion, and people want to know what will happen. There will be a tournament at Destination X for the title. He saw old and new faces, and they all want to do what he did. And now others will have the chance to do what he did.
Bobby Roode makes his way to the ring now. Roode heard Aries talking and thinks he is over confident. Roode says to look at him, at hat he is holding, this is the real world championship. It’s real because Roode made it that way. Roode made it the most important title in the industry. He also adds that he is the most dominant world champion in TNA history. Aries wants to discuss opportunities, and Roode says there are 12-guys fighting in the BFG Series, fighting to face Roode at BFG. The only reason Aries got a shot is because of Hulk Hogan. Roode then says the stupid option C and Hogan are the only reason and option C will be a failure. At Destination X, Roode will make sure that Aries fails because he isn’t even in Roode’s league. Roode calls him kid and says to get the hell out of his ring. Aries says this just may be his ring. Aries then says to make him leave, and as they prepare to brawl, Roode opts to bail.
-We get video from last week and the big reveal of Claire in the AJ-Dixie angle. Backstage, Claire says she met AJ through Dixie and she has known Dixie her whole life. She says things got bad when Daniels and Kaz found out AJ was helping her. She says she doesn’t know Daniels and AJ, and she cannot believe what they did.
-Kaz and Daniels are pissed backstage about what happened. Kaz is very mad that he believed Daniels for the last six months. Daniels is worried about their title shot later tonight.
Quick counters to begin, lucha arm drag by Rubix. Dropkick by Rubix for 2.Dutt fires back, RANA connects and then Rubix cuts off a dive, and gets a suicide dive of his own. Rubix up top, leaps off and eats a dropkick by Dutt. Rubix misses a charge, slingshot leg drop by Dutt. Slingshot splash by Dutt for 2. Rubix back with the back elbow and kick, German with the bridge for 2. Rubix sets, tries another, countered and Dutt into a sweet tornado DDT. Dutt up top, MOONSAULT INTO A DOUBLE FOOT STOMP and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Sonjay Dutt @ 4:00 via pin
-Hemme talks with Sonjay Dutt, who says he is back to win the X-Division title. He never accomplished that when he was here before, because no one has swagger like this.
-We see the Gutcheck judges discussing Taeler Hendrix.
-We see footage of Taeler Hendrix’s Gutcheck from last week. We then go “behind the scenes” with the judges. They say that Tara was sending a message out there to Taeler. Taz says she was athletic, and fast, but Tara was just too much. Prichard asks if she was still too green. Taz asks of he wants potential of game ready. Prichard says he looks for both. Taz says she was misdiagnosed with cancer, which makes her humble and hungry. Taz says some have a sense of entitlement, he cannot stand that, but they didn’t fee that from her. Prichard says he can deal with assholes, but if they can go, he can deal with them. Prichard asks if they would pay to see her and they say they will make their decision later.
And here we go. Ray yells at the crowd and then tells Joe he knows that he is afraid. Joe backs him off and here we go. Nope, Ray backs off and into the ropes. They circle again, and the crowd pisses off Ray, who steps to the apron. Back in, they lock up and Joe works the arm. Counter by Ray, Joe escapes and gets a side headlock. Off the ropes and they collide, back elbow by Ray. Ray with elbows, works the arm as well but Joe back with jabs. Ray cuts him off and rakes the eyes. Suplex by Ray, and we head to a commercial @ 3:00.
Back from commercial @ 7:00, with Joe gaining control. Enziguri in the corner by Joe, but ray back with the clothesline to drop Joe. Ray circles Joe, chops connect. That just pisses off Joe and they trade shots center ring. They clothesline each other, but Ray manages to cover for 2. They trade rights, Ray counters a suplex and Ray works the arm again. Ray maintains control, slamming the arm of Joe to the mat. Ray works for a submission, uses the ropes and then drops down onto the arm. Ray works over the arm of Joe in the ropes, boots by Joe and Ray with a kick to the arm drops Joe. Elbow drop by Ray and he yells at the crowd. Joe to the floor to take a powder, and then pulls Ray to the floor. They brawl ringside, and Ray slams Joe’s arm into the steps. Back in we go, Ray then misses a splash. Jabs by Joe, to the corner, and a back elbow by Ray. Atomic drop by Joe, boot and the back slash connects for 2. Ray with the uranage and a cover gets 2. Ray to the second rope, leaps off and MISSES the back splash. Ray to the floor, Joe charges and holds up. To the floor, boot by Ray wipes out Joe. Ray back in, and waits on Joe. Here comes Joe Park. He distracts Ray, Ray grabs him and Park slaps him. Joe back in, clutch and Ray taps.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Samoa Joe @ 13:00 via submission
-Joe Park gets a mic and says that he knows who Bully is, and asks if he know show he is. He is Joseph Park, and Ray is a jackass bully. Park has been bullied his whole life, and it ends here tonight. This is no longer about Abyss, this is about them. Park has watched Ray, and he is sick of the bullying. If Ray wants, they can settle this once and for all. In two weeks, Park will meet him in the ring and fight him again, and this time, he will bring the fight to Ray.
-Tenay and Taz discuss the doctored audio from Daniels, and how TNA has posted the real audio.
-More with Claire and Dixie. Dixie explains the photos, and it was the moment when things got very bad with Claire, and she was a mess. As for the hotel room, it was a hotel that they were going to see Claire when she just got out of rehab, which was a special moment for them. Claire says that Daniels was crafty to edit the phone call.
-Kaz meets with Hogan, and says he made a huge mistake. Hogan says he was involved, and Kaz says he cannot tag with Daniels due to this. He has integrity. Kaz says he had no clue what Daniels was up too. Kaz says he is still the same guy, but he was deceived. Hogan says if he is on his own, AJ and Angle will pick him apart. Hogan says to be accountable for his actions.
-Madison Rayne meets with Garett Bischoff backstage. She discusses her crush, and she was wondering what “he” is like. She whispers something, and smiles, and says good luck with that.
-Brooke Hogan meets with Brooke Tessmacher, and she got Tessmacher a advertisement deal with Direct Auto. Gail Kim comes here to talk business. Kim says that these girls are a cheap imitation of her, and Hogan needs to deal with things properly. Kim wants her rematch, and Hogan says to not tell her how to do her job, and secondly, Kim will have a rematch next week, so get ready.
Cameron attacks at the bell, chops and then Andrews with a roll up for 2. Dropkick by Andrews, and another cover for 2. Cameron sent to the floor, and Andrews charges and almost wipes out in a twisting dive. Back into the ring and Andrews covers for 2. Off the ropes, dropkick by Cameron and a cover for 2. Off the ropes and a knee to the gut by Cameron, and a cover gets 2. Cameron with a suplex to Andrews on the ropes. Andrews battles back, clotheslines follow. Knee to the face, springboard cross body gets 2. Andrews misses a cross body, Cameron dropkicks him to the floor. Cameron charges and hits a sweet dive onto Andrews. Back into the ring they go, RANA by Andrews and a cover gets 2. Cameron escapes and dropkicks Andrews into the corner. Spike DDT follows and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Rashad Cameron @ 4:00 via pin
-I believe Cameron was Sabian (aka BLK Jeez), and that Andrews was Scorpio Sky.
-Hemme talks with Cameron, and he says that he thinks everyone out there are looking at the next X-Division Champion. This is the beginning of the Rashad Cameron movement. Philly all day.
-Gutcheck with Taeler Hendrix is next.
-Hogan is in the office with Hardy and Storm. They ask how Sting is and question who the attackers were. Hogan asks how they are, and Storm says he is ready to go and kick ass. Hogan puts over Hardy’s performance from last week. Hogan says they face next week in the BFG Series.
Time for the Gutcheck with Taeler Hendrix. Taz, Snow and Prichard are announced, and then Hendrix. Taz says they feel that they know how they will vote. Borash asks Hendrix if she out her best foot forward. She says she showed that she is here to shine and is hungry for success. First to Taz, and he as the crowd chants yes, Taz agrees with them and votes yes. Next to Al Snow, and he says he knew her for some time, and she has grown as a performer. As the talk, JOEY RYAN IS RINGSIDE and Taz heads to the floor daring Taz to hit him. Snow hits the floor and tells Taz to ignore him. Security is finally out to oust him from the building. They apologize to Hendrix, and Snow then says she has talent and potential, but doesn’t think she is ready and votes no. Borash says that she has one last chance to impress Prichard. Hendrix says that someone somewhere gave them a chance, and that is what she wants, a chance. To show she is hungry to fight, and she will earn every step to get into this ring, because she wants it and she will prove that she can shine. Prichard says that he likes her, and she is green and rough around the edges, and he is not sure if she is tough enough, and not sure that she is ready for prime time. But unlike some little jerk looking for fame, she has heart and desire, and class. He says they can work with it and says YES! Hendrix gets the contract.
-Angle and AJ talk backstage. Angle puts over AJ for what he did for Claire, and says they will retain the titles tonight. AJ says he got what he wants, and his head is clear now, and they will be victorious. AJ then says Kaz and Daniels are divided right now, and they have the advantage.
-Next week James Storm faces Jeff Hardy in a Bound for Glory Series match.
-We will also hear from Chris Sabin next week.
-Gail Kim challenges Brooke Tessmacher next week for the Knockouts Title.
-Dixie Carter and Claire are ringside for the main event.
AJ and Kaz to begin. AJ with the headlock takedown, off the ropes now and a shoulder block, snap mare and kicks by AJ. To the corner, Angle tags in and a double clothesline to Kaz. Kaz fights back, tag to Daniels and a hip toss by Angle. Boots by Angle follows, to the corner and a boot by Daniels. Slam by Daniels follows, and tags Kaz. Slingshot elbow drop by Daniels, and Kaz in for the cover of 2. Daniels tags himself back in, off the ropes and a big backdrop by Angle. Daniels to the floor after a suplex, and AJ with a dive onto Daniels on the floor. They brawl ringside, kicks by AJ and then slams Daniels onto the apron. AJ then slams Daniels to the barricade as Kaz refuses to help. Kaz asks Daniels if he is done, and they argue ringside as we head to a commercial @ 3:00.
Back from commercial @ 7:00 as Daniels has AJ in a side headlock on the mat. AJ works to his feet, but an STO drops AJ and Daniels covers for 2. To the corner, a slam and then Daniels with the split legged moonsault and he eats knees. AJ dives and tags in Angle. Angle cleans house on Daniels and Kaz. Clotheslines, to the corner, a whip to the opposite corner and then a belly-to-belly overhead suplex by Angle. A German follows, another and the third! STRAPS ARE DOWN, Daniels in and Germans for him!, Daniels grabs Kaz and Angle gets it anyway. Boot to Kaz, Angle slam countered and Kaz gets a TKO, and covers for 2. Angle counters the fade to black, ankle lock applied. Kaz counters, AJ tags in and flies in to wipe out Kaz. Daniels tags himself in, and they collide with the double cross body center ring. BOTH men are down, and AJ then clotheslines Kaz as Daniels ducks. Daniels slams Angle into the ref, and then tosses him to the floor. Daniels gets a chair, and heads into the ring. Kaz in and stops him and takes the chair. PELE to Daniels by AJ. Kaz flips off Daniels, and throws his hands up and bails! AJ looks for the clash, but Kaz then hits him anyway! Ref in and Daniels covers and we have NEW Champions!
OFFICIAL RESULT: AND NEW CHAMPIONS Daniels & Kaz @ 12:00 via pin
-Daniels celebrates their victory and says that Dixie should smile, because Claire told the truth, but not the whole truth. Claire is pregnant, but the bastard’s daddy is AJ. Dixie throws a fit, and Claire sits and cries.
BOUND FOR GLORY SERIES STANDINGS
* James Storm – 36 points
* Samoa Joe – 27 points
* Kurt Angle – 10 points
* Mr. Anderson – 9 points
* Jeff Hardy – 7 points
* Magnus – 7 points
* The Pope – 7 points
* Rob Van Dam – 7 points
* Daniels – 5 points
* A.J. Styles – 0 points
* Bully Ray – 0 points
* Robbie E. – 0 points
* Tournament to Crown the New X Division Champion
* Last Man Standing Match: AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels
* Bound For Glory Series Match: Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle
* TNA World Title Match: Bobby Roode © vs. Austin Aries
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