|TNA Bound for Glory 2012 PPV Live Coverage|
PREDICTIONS: Aces and Eights win their match and there's a swerve of some sort. Austin Aries retains unless Jeff Hardy is involved in Aces & Eights. Kazarian and Daniels retain. Samoa Joe retains. James Storm beats Bobby Roode. Tara beats Tessmacher. Joey Ryan beats Al Snow. Zema Ion retains.
X Division Championship: Zema Ion (c) vs. Rob Van Dam
I was unable to watch this match, so I can't comment on the quality. My apologies.
WINNER (and new X Division Champion): Rob Van Dam via pinfall.
Not a big fan of the title switch, as I'm not a big fan of RVD.
Magnus is interviewed. He says he's a free man and he's going to beat his former tag team partner and so on and so forth.
TV Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Magnus
If they just had a title switch and they bothered to put Magnus over the way they're doing, Joe's got to get the victory here. It's really being booked as Magnus's match to lose, with him in control for the most part. Samoa Joe is able to lock in a rear naked choke hold and Magnus taps out.
WINNER: Samoa Joe via submission.
Backstage, Borash talks to Bobby Roode who says he and James Storm have hated each other their entire careers and he's going to end Storm's tonight.
Street Fight: James Storm vs. Bobby Roode with special enforcer King Mo
King Mo looks so out of place. Storm picks Roode up and prepares him for the Eye of the Storm on the outside commentary table, but Roode escapes it. He launches Storm into the ring post and it appears Storm's bladed as he's now bleeding. Storm takes a crutch from an audience member and hits Roode with it, then gives it back. Dueling trash can lids results in Storm getting the upper hand again. King Mo looks surprised. Storm's face is just a puddle of blood. Roode hits a spinebuster on the ramp.Storm and Roode fight it out on top of the commentary table. Roode tackles Storm into another table to the side of that. TNA then runs into technical difficulties for a split second which I found funny. Roode starts picking a fight with King Mo, who pushes him straight into a codebreaker. Storm hits the Last Call superkick but only gets a two-count. Roode catches an attempt at another Last Call and throws Storm into the turnbuckle, then gets a two-count on his own. Roode pours tacks in the ring and goes to superplex Storm, but Storm knocks Roode backward and he lands on the tacks instead. Storm then stupidly elbow drops him, meaning he lands on tacks anyway and pins him for a 2-count. Roode low blows Storm. He pulls out a six pack of beer bottles ringside. Before he can hit Storm with one, Storm low blows Roode, then drinks some beer and hits Roode with the bottle. Storm hits another Last Call and Roode falls back onto more tacks, then gets pinned.
WINNER: James Storm via pinfall.
Not bad. Makes sense the way they did the ending. King Mo was kind of pointless, but that could be a good thing as it's annoying when the celebrity becomes the focal point.
Backstage, Borash talks to Joey Ryan. He says he should have been handed a contract even before competing on Gut Check.
Joey Ryan vs. Al Snow
What is the hashtag that Joey Ryan has written on his trunks?I can't get a clear shot of it to read. "We want Head" chant. Taz says they're a horny crowd. Let's just skip the subtlety entirely I guess. Al Snow reaches under the ring and pulls out the mannequin head. The ref stops him from using it and ends up getting bumped because of it. Ryan picks up the head and kisses it. Al Snow comes back and picks the head up but is jumped by Matt Morgan who gives him the Carbon Footprint and throws him back into the ring. Joey Ryan capitalizes on this and pins Snow for the win.
WINNER: Joey Ryan via pinfall.
Personally, I don't see this as being worthy of their biggest pay-per-view of the year.
After the match, Ryan sucks up to Morgan and they shake hands.
Tag Team Championship: Kazarian & Daniels (c) vs. AJ Styles & Kurt Angle vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez
I'll be happy with the outcome of this match so long as Kazarian and Daniels aren't feuding with AJ and Kurt as well as if AJ and Kurt aren't the champions. If the champs retain and feud with other people or if Chavo and Hernandez win, ok. This feels like a WWE style match (in a bad way) with everyone doing a solitary move on someone else and ignoring the rule of only having 2 men in the ring at one time. Nice spot with AJ launching himself to the outside on top of several of the men. Kurt Angle blocks a Three Amigos attempt and reverses into an Angle Slam (why not into a trio of German suplexes?) Hernandez picks Angle up for the Border Toss but Styles tags himself in. Styles and Angle double team Hernandez with a vertical suplex. Daniels hits the Best Moonsault Ever but only receives a two-count on Styles. Hernandez is able to get a pinfall victory and gain them the titles after a Border Toss and frog splash.
WINNERS (and new TNA Tag Team Champions): Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez via pinfall.
Hopefully this means no more Styles and Angle versus Kazarian and Daniels feud.
Post-match, Christy Hemme interviews the new tag champs. Chavo says this is for Eddie, throws out "viva la raza" a few times, and gets a lukewarm kind of reaction.
Knockouts Championship: Miss Tessmacher (c) vs. Tara
Starting off interesting with some reversals. It seems like they care and want to make this special. Match quality is pretty good but there's not a whole lot of talking points. Tara hits the Widow's Peak and wins the title.
WINNER (and new Knockouts champion): Tara via pinfall.
Better than any WWE Divas match of late. I know I say that every time, but it's true.
After the match, Tara thanks her Hollywood boyfriend: Jessie Godderz from Big Brother. For anyone that doesn't know, I'm a big fan of Big Brother, and this guy was a douche for several seasons, so he'll probably be able to pull it off in TNA. His nickname for himself was Mr. Pectacular.
Time to recap the TNA Hall of Fame. There's such an obvious difference between this and WWE's, even with the dress code. Hogan wearing a t-shirt, people wearing generic button down shirts with jeans and such. Sting says when Dixie Carter wants something, she gets it and she makes it happen. Yeah, like ratings? Booyah!
No Disqualification Match: Aces & Eights vs. Sting & Bully Ray
Bully Ray's face is painted like Sting's. Nice touch. Aces and Eights come out with Joseph Parks. I didn't know that if you were held hostage for weeks, you look like the only difference is that your hair is wet. There's only two members of Aces and Eights in this match, which right off the bat is ridiculous if you're supposed to believe this is real. The same applies to how they're all standing on the apron instead of interrupting each other. It's no DQ, that means you don't have to worry about being tagged in. A third member of Aces and Eights comes in to interfere with the match. Joseph Parks breaks free of his handcuffs and attacks him. Bully Ray and Sting do a Doomsday Device which gets a nice pop from the crowd. A fourth member enters the ring and tosses Bully Ray through a table, allowing Aces and Eights to win.
WINNERS: Aces and Eights via pinfall.
Kind of weird.
Hulk Hogan comes out and takes each member out with a punch a piece. Who is he, Triple H? The last member in the ring is left with Hogan, Sting, and Bully Ray. They take the mask off and underneath it is DEVON. Really? Fucking Devon?
TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Austin Aries (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
Why is it that CM Punk went from edgy heel to tweener to babyface top of the company and then turned heel and now TNA's had Austin Aries do the exact same thing? Come on. Split crowd. Did Taz just say "vintage Austin Aries"? Cole's going to be pissed. Aries goes for the discus forearm but Hardy hits the Twist of Fate instead for a two-count. Aries does a great top rope hurricanrana. He follows it up with dropkick and a Brainbuster but only gets a two-count as well. Hardy hits another Twist of Fate and goes for a Swanton Bomb which he hits to win the title.
WINNER (and new TNA World Heavyweight Champion): Jeff Hardy via pinfall.
Basically the same structure of a main event match that TNA always has.
1. Storm vs Roode
2. It was good seeing Head again
3. Knockouts Championship
1. Devon is the head of Aces and Eights
2. Lackluster Matt Morgan return that will probably mean nothing
3. Even though I didn't see the match I'm just not a fan of RVD being the X Division champion
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