We are in Duluth, Georgia and your announcers are Mike ‘Who needs to watch the NBA Finals or NHL Playoffs’ Tenay and Taz.
The World Champion makes his way to the ring to address the people of Georgia after his successful title defense against Sting. Ray asks Mike Tenay if he is happy to see him today and Mike points out how many members of Aces and Eights had to help him beat Sting.
Ray says that everyone is very happy to see him. He introduces himself and reminds us that he is the World Champion and that he is from New York City. He is the guy who defeated Sting at Slammiversary. Slammiversary has not been too kind to Sting. Last year, it was the first time that Sting got jumped by Aces and Eights. Everyone knows what happened on Sunday. He single handedly defeated Sting.
Ray says that rumor has it that Sting might even retire. TNA has no more heroes. He has destroyed everybody. Nobody can do a damn thing about it. There is only really one thing to do. Bully says that he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.
Bully tells Dixie to get out of the mirror for five seconds and come to his ring.
Instead of Dixie Carter, Hulk Hogan’s music plays and he makes his way into the arena. Hogan says that it sounds like that this is straight up Hulkamania country. He has to give the devil his due. On Sunday night, Bully was on the top of his game. He could not believe how Sting slipped on a banana peel while Aces and Eights helped Bully win again.
Hogan wants to make sure that he heard that there was no more competition at Impact Wrestling.
Bully tells dad that he heard him.
Hogan tells his son, brother, that he begs to differ. Impact will be hot with competition this summer. The Bound for Glory Series will be taking place. The twelve participants will be selected in the official selection show.
Hogan tells Bully that tonight, Bully Ray will be facing a man he screwed over, not once, but twice. Bully will be facing Jeff Hardy tonight.
Jeff Hardy comes out and he is back to the face painted Jeff Hardy. Hardy gets in the ring and Ray goes to the floor for a moment. Ray says that Hogan cannot put him in a match with Hardy, but Hogan says that he can do what he wants.
Hogan says that this is Hardy’s first night back, so Jeff can feel welcome, there will be a monster ladder in the middle of the ring. The title will not be on the line. Hogan says that there will be something hanging from the rafters. The playing field will be leveled with the ladder.
Jeff pulls out a hammer. Hogan says that whoever gets to the hammer first will be able to use it.
We see a Bound for Glory Series video package. The person who wins the Bound for Glory Series will face the World Champion at Bound for Glory. Next week, we will find out who gets into the Bound for Glory Series.
Chavo is in the back with Hernandez and he says that he is frustrated because of the loss. Chavo says that they are in the Bound for Glory Series and they can get a shot at the World Title. Hernandez offers his hand but Chavo does not shake it and he tells Hernandez that he taught him a lot, but not everything.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Hernandez versus Chavo Guerrero in a Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match
They fist bump before locking up. Chavo with a waist lock and then he tries for a snap mare but Hernandez does not go over. Hernandez with a shoulder tackle. Hernandez with a wrist lock and Chavo with a reversal. Chavo with an arm drag. They lock up again and Hernandez with a clean break but Chavo with European uppercuts. Hernandez misses a charge into the corner but Hernandez pushes Chavo out of the corner. Chavo with a drop kick for a near fall.
Chavo with an arm bar and Hernandez with a slam but he misses a dive. Chavo with a flip senton onto Hernandez and Chavo with a body scissors. Hernandez picks up Chavo and puts him on the turnbuckle and he slaps Chavo. Chavo with a kick and he comes off the turnbuckles. Hernandez catches Chavo and he hits an overhead suplex.
Hernandez with an elbow and a double sledge to the chest. Hernandez with a Stinger Splash and then he gets Chavo on his shoulders and he drops down and hits a back breaker but Chavo gets his feet on the ropes. Chavo sends Hernandez to the apron and Hernandez with a shoulder but Chavo moves when Hernandez goes for the slingshot shoulder tackle. Chavo with two rolling suplexes and then Chavo with a kick into the corner.
Chavo goes to the apron and he goes up top for the frog splash but Hernandez gets his knees up. Hernandez picks up Chavo for the Border Toss but Chavo counters and tries for a sunset flip but Hernandez with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Hernandez (Hernandez is officially in the Bound for Glory Series)
Chavo shows some frustration after the match. Hernandez offers his hand and then they fist bump and hug.
Rampage Jackson walks in the back and he is greeted by Pat Kenney, Gunner, and James Storm.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rampage Jackson will be on the show at the top of the hour.
Devon makes his way to the ring and he tells everyone to sit down and shut up when he is in the ring. He is going to make this nice, short, and simple. Abyss has something that Devon wants. Something that was stolen from him at Slammiversary. He says that it was not a sanctioned match so he wants his television title back.
Abyss does not make his way to the ring, but his brother . . . you know Joseph Park.
Joseph tells Devon to shut up. He says that he was robbed of his chance to be a champion. He says that he is done being bullied. Joseph with a double leg take down and he punches Devon. Joseph with a running shoulder tackle and then he knocks Devon to the mat again. Devon with a clothesline to Park. Devon hits Joseph with the mic and then he punches Joseph.
Devon follows Joseph to the floor and he continues to punch him. Devon takes a chair and before he can hit Joseph, Abyss’ music plays and Devon gets in the ring to wait for Joseph.
The smoke comes from the entrance and Devon wants Abyss to come out. Devon says that if Abyss does not want to come out, he will find Abyss. Devon hits Park again and then he goes through the crowd to look for Abyss.
Park sees that he is bleeding and he goes to ‘that place’.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Devon and Knux are looking for Abyss. They are unsuccessful in their first few attempts.
Before our next match, Robbie E says that he was the MVP of the 2012 Bound for Glory Series. He beat Jeff Hardy and Jeff won the entire thing. Robbie mentions that he got five points. After he wins his qualifying match tonight, the sky’s the limit. He says that his opponent is going down . . . bro.
Match Number Two: Robbie E versus Samoa Joe in a Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match
Joe punches Robbie and then he stomps a mud hole in Robbie. Joe with a chop followed by an Irish whip a running shoulder and an enzuigiri. Joe puts Robbie on the turnbuckles but Robbie with a rake of the eyes and punches.
Robbie comes off the turnbuckles but Joe moves out of the way. Joe with a running knee followed by a snap mare, chop, kick and a knee drop. Joe puts Robbie on the turnbuckles and Joe hits the muscle buster and then he chokes out Robbie and Robbie taps.
Winner: Samoa Joe (Samoa Joe qualifies for the Bound for Glory Series)
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see what happened last week with the Knockouts.
Mickie James stops by to talk to Velvet. She has some Georgia Lottery tickets for Velvet. She wants to explain her actions from last week. She felt like she was in a movie where everything was going in slow motion. Then Taryn came running out to make the save and steal her glory.
Velvet says that she will accept Mickie’s apology and she wants her rematch tonight. Mickie says that she already has a match and Velvet can face her when she is healthy. Velvet says that she is healthy.
Mike reminds us about the replay of Slammiversary.
Speaking of Slammiversary, we see a Kurt Angle Hall of Fame video package with highlights from Kurt’s speech at Slammiversary.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is in the ring and he talks about how the signing of Rampage Jackson made headlines around the world. Jeremy brings out Rampage and he comes to the ring.
Jeremy welcomes Jackson to Impact. Jackson says that this is an honor. He was a wrestling fan in Memphis. He says that he wants to be the best. He knows that he has to beat the best.
Kurt Angle interrupts and he makes his way to the ring. He tells Jackson that if he wants to beat the best, he is looking at him. Jackson might be the best in the cage, but this is his ring and his world. When Jackson thinks that he is ready, he will have to go through Kurt Angle. Kurt says that is real . . . damn real.
They shake hands and then they get nose to nose. Angle leaves the ring.
Mike Tenay reminds us of the main event match where a hammer will be hanging above the ring and the person who gets it will be able to use it.
Jeff Hardy says that he will get his chance for revenge tonight.
James Storm, Gunner, and Chris Sabin make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.
We are back and Bully asks Ken Anderson if he knows where D’Lo is. Ken points out that the VP slot is open and Bully wonders if Ken has any ideas. Bully says that Hogan thinks that he has him where he wants him. Why does he have to wrestle Jeff Hardy? Why does he have to climb a ladder to grab a hammer to hit Jeff Hardy? Why would Hogan want to put Jeff Hardy at risk? Why aren’t members of Aces and Eights in the Bound for Glory Series. Ray says that he is going to take care of that.
Anderson asks Bully if he needs them to do any politicking. Ray says that it is Ken’s call and that a good VP would know what to do.
Match Number Three: James Storm, Gunner, and Chris Sabin versus Kenny King, Austin Aries, and Bobby Roode
Sabin and King start things off and King with a kick and forearm to the back. King with a wrist lock but Sabin with a reversal. Sabin with an arm drag or three and an arm bar. Sabin with a head scissors and then Gunner and Storm punch King and Sabin with a chop. Aries and Roode attack Sabin from behind but Gunner and Storm work over Aries and Roode. Sabin with a pescado onto all three men.
Sabin rolls King back into the ring and he gets King on his shoulders but King escapes. Sabin kicks King and Aries with a forearm across the chest. King chokes Sabin. Roode tags in and he punches Sabin and sends him into the turnbuckles. Roode with a chop followed by a suplex. Roode gets a near fall. Roode with a knee to Sabin’s midsection. Roode with a sunset flip but Sabin rolls through and tags in Storm.
Storm with punches to Roode followed by a hip toss and a reverse atomic drop and punch. Roode sends Storm to the apron but Storm wit an enzuigiri. Storm takes care of King but Aries drops Storm on the top rope and Roode hits a drop kick.
Aries tags in and Roode with a catapult into a forearm from Aries and then Aries with a slingshot splash for a near fall. Aries with chops to Roode and he runs Roode’s eyes across the top rope. Roode tags back in and he punches Storm. King tags in and he punches Storm and then King with a slam. King with a springboard leg drop for a near fall.
Aries tags in and he punches Storm. Aries sends Storm into Roode’s boot. Roode tags in and Storm wit a kick to Roode and then he sends Aries into Storm and everyone in the ring is down. Gunner tags in and he clotheslines King. Gunner punches Aries and then he Irish whips King into Aries. Gunner with a knee to King and a slingshot suplex for a near fall.
Aries and Roode Irish whip Gunner but Gunner sends Aries to the floor. Gunner with a boot to Roode but Roode with a spinebuster. Storm with a clothesline to Roode but Aries with a missile drop kick. Sabin with a back heel kick to Aries and Sabin with an enzuigiri. Sabin with a springboard DDT and then he hits Hail Sabin on King for the three count.
Winners: Chris Sabin, Gunner, and James Storm
Mickie James walks in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and Knux and Devon are still on their Finding Abyss Tour. They open a door and go down a hallway.
We have a Knockouts video recap.
Brooke Hogan is talking to Taryn Terrell and she says that she didn’t expect to see what Taryn did on Sunday. Taryn says that Gail had it coming and she wants to be the Knockout Champion. Taryn asks Brooke if she is still in love with Bully.
Brooke says that they should keep it about wrestling. Brooke wishes Taryn luck.
Match Number Four: Mickie James versus Taeler Hendrix
Mickie applauds Taeler’s entrance before the bell rings.
They lock up and Mickie backs Taeler into the corner and gives a clean break. They lock up again and Taeler with a wrist lock. Mickie with a reversal but Taeler escapes and hits a fireman’s carry. Mickie gives Taeler the thumbs up so far.
They lock up again and Mickie with a side head lock. Mickie holds on to the side head lock when Taeler tries for an Irish whip. Mickie with a shoulder tackle but Taeler with a drop kick for a near fall.
Mickie shakes Taeler’s hand and then she applies a waist lock. Taeler with a back heel kick and Mickie tells ODB her knee gave out. Taeler goes up top and then she goes to check on Mickie but Mickie punches Taeler, because it was a ruse. Mickie with a back heel kick for the three count.
Winner: Mickie James
We continue with the Search for Abyss and we see a shadow of Knux as Abyss comes up behind and he takes Knux. Abyss sends Knux against the wall and then Abyss attacks Devon and sends him into the wall. Abyss says that he is taking this belt into the Abyss.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we will find out Sting’s fate next week. Next week we will also see Kurt Angle versus A.J. Styles in a Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match. We will also have a qualifying match with Frankie Kazarian and Christopher Daniels facing Gunner and James Storm.
Match Number Five: Jeff Hardy versus Bully Ray in a Non Title Hanging Hammer Match
Hardy with a plancha while Bully talks to Taz. Hardy sends Bully back into the ring and then he connects with shoulders. Hardy with a punch and then he hits a Stinger Splash. Hardy tries to float over but Bully catches him and Hardy with a head scissors. Hardy sends Bully into the announce table and then he hits a clothesline off the apron.
Hardy slams Bully’s head into the ring steps. Hardy looks under the ring and he gets the ladder. Bully trips Hardy and slams the hamstring into the apron and we go to commercial.
We are back and Bully has Hardy’s arms trapped and he head butts Hardy in the chest and then punches him. Bully with a splash into the corner and Hardy falls to the mat. Bully with a double sledge to the back and he continues to work on the leg. Hardy with punches and a kick. Bully with a back body drop.
Bully picks up the ladder and he drops it on Hardy. Bully with an elbow drop to Hardy and then he works on the leg. He says that he does not need the hammer and he punches Hardy. Hardy punches Bully but Bully with a boot to the head. Bully mocks his father in law and then he waves to dad before hitting the fourth side of the ring.
Bully tries for the Bubba Bomb but Hardy escapes and Hardy with a kick and DDT. Both men are down in the center of the ring. Hardy punches Bully and Bully punches back. They exchange punches but Hardy with a flying forearm followed by a reverse atomic drop and a leg drop and drop kick. Bully falls into the corner and Hardy sets up the ladder and he starts to climb it.
Bully pushes the ladder away and Hardy with a mule kick. Hardy with a baseball slide and the ladder goes into the crotchal region. Hardy climbs the ladder again but Bully pushes Hardy off the ladder and Hardy bounces off the ladder. Bully tells Taz that his balls are hurting. Hardy with a sit out jawbreaker followed by a flying forearm.
Hardy climbs the ladder again and he is just under the hammer but Bully sends Hardy off the ladder and into the turnbuckles. Bully runs into an elbow from Hardy and Jeff with Whisper in the Wind and both men are down again. Hardy climbs one more time and this time Bully pulls the ladder away and Hardy falls to the mat. Bully puts the ladder over Hardy but then he pushes Hardy into the corner. Bully gingerly climbs the ladder and he grabs the hammer.
Bully puts the ladder down and then he holds the hammer as he waits for Hardy to turn around. Hardy with a kick and a Twist of Fate. The hammer flies into the air and Hardy grabs it. Hardy gets ready to hit Bully but he misses a few times. Bully runs to the back and Hardy chases after him but Hardy collapses on the ramp.
Hardy is helped to the back and we see Bully Ray in the back and he is asking for his belt.
Bully is bent over in pain and hulk Hogan comes up behind Bully with a hammer and Brooke stops him.
Hulk stares at Brooke while Bully escapes.
We go to credits.