- TNA began airing their Hardcore Justice 2 pay-per-view on Friday night. Here is a full recap, thanks to Michael Riba of Gerweck.net:
We see a video hype package for the show tonight, in which every match will be under Hardcore Rules.
We go into the arena where Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash are on commentary tonight.
Finally, we see a video package highlighting some of TNA’s most hardcore moments in company history.
The Lords of the New Church make their way to the ring to kick off the first bout.
The Latin American Xchange (Hernandez and Homicide) vs. The Lords of the New Church (Sin and Slash)
Homicide and Slash start the match. Homicide drops Slash with a atomic drop and an uppercut. Homicide goes for the cover, but Slash kicks out at one. Slash comes back and beats down Homicide in the corner, but Homicide comes back with an elbow shot and a jumping DDT. Homicide goes for the cover, but Slash kicks out at two. Homicide tags in Hernandez, who takes Slash right backs down to the mat. Hernandez goes for the cover, but Slash kicks out at two. Hernandez kicks Slash in the midsection, but Slash gets away and tags in Sin. LAX double-teams Sin and Homicide goes for the cover, but Sin kicks out at two. Sin comes back and slams Homicide down to the mat and then tosses him into the corner. Sin tags in Slash, who beats down Homicide and then takes him down to the mat. On the outside, Hernandez puts on a hard hat and headbutts Sin and Slash’s midsections. LAX slam Sin and Slash into each other, but Slash sets Homicide on a steel chair and delivers a dropkick that sends Homicide to the floor. Homicide comes back and delivers a face-buster to Slash on the ramp. LAX begins to double-team Sin. Hernandez throws a piece of road construction at Sin and knocks him down to the floor. Back in the ring, Sin delivers a dropkick to Homicide as Slash slams Hernandez into the barricade on the outside. Homicide comes back and delivers a series of right hands to Sin and then bites him in the corner. LAX double-team Slash and Homicide goes for the cover, but Slash kicks out at two.
Slash comes back and tries a leg drop from the top rope, but Hernandez pulls Homicide out of the way and LAX begins to double-team Slash. Slash slams Homicide down to the mat and goes for the cover, but Homicide kicks out at two. Slash goes to the top again, but Hernandez takes him down with a belly-to-belly suplex. Sin gets into the ring and takes Hernandez down with a clothesline. Homicide takes Sin down and Hernandez splashes Sin from the top and gets the pin fall.
Winners: The Latin American Xchange.
We go backstage and SoCal Val is interviewing ODB. ODB says Jackie Moore is one tough bitch, but she is too. ODB says they both made women and men cry and she will beat Jackie’s ass. We get a video hype package for the match.
No Disqualification Match: Jackie Moore vs. ODB
ODB tosses Jackie down to the mat, and Jackie comes right back and tosses ODB down to the mat. On the outside, ODB tosses Jackie to the floor. ODB rolls Jackie back into the ring, but Jackie goes right back out and beats down ODB. Jackie takes ODB down with a clothesline and tosses her back into the ring. Jackie tosses a broom and some hairspray into the ring. Jackie chokes ODB with her boot and then slams her into the turnbuckle. Jackie stomps ODB down in the corner, but ODB fights back and then sprays shaving cream on her. ODB stomps Jackie down in the corner and then tosses all sorts of weapons into the ring. ODB goes to hit Jackie in the head with a boot, but Jackie takes control of the match. Jackie chokes ODB again and then hits her with the boot. Jackie chokes ODB with a wedding veil and then hits her with the broom. Jackie chokes ODB with the broom, but ODB slings her down to the mat. ODB tosses Jackie into the corner and then splashes her. ODB delivers the Bronco Buster and then chokes Jackie with the broom. Jackie throws some powder into ODB’s face, and drops her with a sideslam and gets a two count. ODB kicks Jackie in the face and spits the contents of her flask into Jackie’s face. ODB picks Jackie up and slams her down and gets the pin fall.
Jeremy Borash runs backstage to interview Bad Influence. Kazarian says he is undefeated in TNA in Ladder Matches. Kazarian says everybody always underestimates them. Kazarian says Generation Me has been labeled as disrespectul and it’s a load of crap. He says Generation Me is one of the best tag teams in the business, but Bad Influence will knock them off the ladders to get what they want. Daniels says they are the hometown team and he will climb the ladder as Generation Me will worship he and Kazarian.
Tag Team Ladder Match for $20,000: Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) vs. Generation Me (Jeremy Buck and Max Buck)
The two teams shake hands before the match, but then Daniels and Kazarian kick the Bucks and go to work. Generation Me comes back and gets some offense in, but Bad Influence take control back rather quickly. Bad Influence grab a ladder and smash it into Jeremy’s face. Max dropkicks the ladder into Daniels and Kazarian’s face. Maz gets the ladder and climbs, but Kazarian stops him. Kazarian drops Max in the ring, but Jeremy shoves the ladder into him. Daniels puts the ladder over his head and takes out Max with the ladder. Jeremy takes Daniels out and Generation Me double teams Daniels. Kazarian pulls Jeremy off the ladder and Daniels takes him to the corner. Kazarian and Max climb the ladder and Kazarian takes Max all the way down to the mat. Daniels climbs the ladder, but Max stops him and drops him to the mat. Generation Me beats down Bad Influence on the outside. Max takes Kazarian down with a Spear underneath a ladder, and Daniels and Max get back into the ring. Generation Me double teams Daniels and Jeremy takes him out with a dropkick. Daniels falls onto a ladder set up between the apron and barricade. Kazarian comes back and drapes Max over the top rope. Max suplexes Kazarian over the top rope and Kazarian’s knee hits the ladder.
Max grabs a ladder, but Daniels climbs it. Jeremy meets him at the top. Daniels pushes the ladder over, but Jeremy springboards off the ropes and takes Kazarian down on the outside. Daniels is alone in the ring and climbs the ladder, but Jeremy stops him. Max kicks Daniels in the back of the head and Max climbs the ladder. Kazarian takes Jeremy down with a clothesline on the outside and delivers a springboard dropkick to the ladder, which sends Max down to the mat. Max and Daniels take each other down with a double clothesline and Kazarian delivers a sliding dropkick to Jeremy. Kazarian delivers the Fade to Black to Jeremy and Daniels connects with the Best Moonsault Ever. Maz comes back and delivers a superkick to Kazarian and pulls Daniels off the ladder. Max sends Daniels to the outside and begins to climb the ladder. Kazarian climbs as well and they brawl on the ladder. Daniels smacks Max in the face with an apple-tini and Kazarian grabs the piece of paper and the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: Bad Influence
We take a look at next month’s One Night Only pay-per-view, TNA 10 Reunion.
SoCal Val is backstage with Joseph Park. He says he doesn’t have a match, but he hopes he can get one. He says all of the great hardcore matches in the Impact Zone involved his brother. James Mitchell and Judas Mesias walk up and says Park has to repay his brother’s debt tonight if Abyss doesn’t show up.
We take a look back at the few matches that we have seen so far tonight.
Bad Influence are backstage and they say they just proved again that they are the best tag team in the world. Daniels says they best two of the best in the world, and it proves that they are the best.
Hardcore Gauntlet Battle Royal: Devon Storm vs. Little Guido vs. Crimson vs. Sam Shaw vs. Johnny Swinger vs. Funaki vs. Gunner vs. 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Shark Boy
Storm suplexes Guido into the ring. Guido attempts to use a golf club as a weapon, but Storm suplexes him again. Storm grabs the golf club and uses it on Guido. Storm comes back and goes for a powerbomb, but Guido fights out and delivers a dropkick. Guido chokes Storm with the golf club. Crimson enters the match. Crimson smacks Guido in the back with an umbrella. Crimson drops Storm with a boot to the face. Crimson goes to eliminate Guido, but Storm hits him with a dustpan. Guido dropkicks Storm as Crimson is holding him, but Crimson tries to eliminate Guido. Sam Shaw enters the match and hits Crimson with a cane. Crimson drops Shaw with a back-body drop. Crimson hits Shaw with a golf club and Guido hits Storm with the umbrella. Johnny Swinger enters the match. Swingers takes out everyone with a crutch. Swingers gets eliminated. Crimson hooks Storm with the umbrella and Guido hits Crimson with the crutch. Funaki enters the match. Funaki brings part of a guardrail to the ring. Funaki tosses Guido into the guardrail. Funaki kicks Guido to the floor for the elimination. Crimson takes Shaw down with a clotheslines. Gunner enters the match. Devon Storm is eliminated. Gunner lays Shaw out with the golf club. 2 Cold Scorpio enters the match and eliminates Sam Shaw. Shark Boy enters the match. Gunner and Funaki go after each other as Scorpio and Shark Boy go after Gunner. Scorpio connects with a legdrop on Crimson. Funaki goes up top and Scorpio shoves him to the outside. Crimson powerbombs Scorpio and eliminates him. Gunner and Crimson double-chokeslam Shark Boy. Gunner and Crimson argue over who is going to open the bag that Shark Boy brought to the ring. Shark Boy delivers a Chunner to Crimson and Gunner. Shark Boy pulls a huge fish out of the bag and uses it as a weapon on Gunner and Crimson. Shark Boy eliminates Crimson and Gunner.
Winner: Shark Boy.
We see Knux, D.O.C., and Wes Brisco backstage. They talk about their match with James Storm, Magnus, and a mystery partner and say they are going to beat up Storm and Magnus like they always have.
We see a video hype package for the formation and the reign of the Aces and Eights so far in TNA.
Six-Man Tag Team Elimination Match: Aces and Eights (D.O.C., Knux, and Wes Brisco) vs. James Storm, Magnus, and Bob Holly
Holly and Knux start the match. Knux squashes Holly in the corner and sends him to the mat with a clothesline. Knux tags in Brisco, but Holly takes control and kicks Brisco in the midsection. Holly tags in Storm, who takes Brisco down with a clothesline. Brisco tags in D.O.C., who gets taken down by Storm. Storm tags Magnus, and they double-team D.O.C. for a bit. Magnus and D.O.C. fight on the outside and Magnus tosses D.O.C. into the barricade. They go back into the ring and D.O.C. drops Magnus with a big boot. D.O.C. tags in Knux, who beats down Magnus in the corner. Knux tags in Brisco, who does the same to Magnus. Brisco slams Magnus to the mat and goes for the cover, but Magnus kicks out. Brisco tags in D.O.C., who delivers a few headbutts to Magnus. D.O.C. tosses Magnus to the outside and all hell breaks loose for a few moments. Magnus gets back into the ring and D.O.C. tags in Knux. Knux drops an elbow on Magnus and goes for the cover, but Magnus kicks out. Knux tags in Brisco, who applies a headlock to Magnus. Magnus fights out, but Brisco drops him with a back elbow. Brisco tags in D.O.C., who drops Magnus with a big boot and a suplex. D.O.C. applies a headlock on Magnus and goes for a choke slam, but Magnus fights out. Magnus and D.O.C. take each other down with a clothesline. D.O.C. tags Brisco and Magnus tags Storm. Storm takes care of all three Aces and Eights members. Storm tags in Holly. Holly lays all three guys out with a cane, but Knux comes back with a big boot. Holly hits Knux with the Alabama Slam and gets the pin fall. Brisco rolls up Holly for the pin fall. Magnus pins Brisco for the pin fall. D.O.C. chokeslams Magnus and gets the pin fall, and now we are down to James Storm vs. D.O.C. D.O.C. hits storm with a trash can lid. Storm comes right backs and takes D.O.C. down to the mat. Storm connects with the Last Call Superkick and gets the pin fall.
Winners: James Storm, Bob Holly, and Magnus
We take a look at the history between Abyss and Judas Mesias.
Monster’s Ball Match: Joseph Park vs. Judas Messias (w/Father James Mitchell)
Messias shoves Park against the ropes, and Park shoves Messias down to the mat. Messias slaps Park across the face and comes off the ropes, but Park takes him down with a hip toss and then delivers an elbow shot. Messias comes right back and delivers a shoulder block to Park. Messias goes to the outside and tosses numerous weapons into the ring. Messias delivers a shot with a trash can lid to Park and takes him down with a dropkick. Messias hits Park with a singapore cane. Park rolls out to the floor and begins the comeback. Park beats Messias down, but Messias comes back and shoves Park shoulder-first into the steel post. Messias tosses Park back into the ring and beats him down. Messias goes up top and dives off, but Park rolls out of the way. Park lays Messias out with a lead pipe and then goes to the outside to grab a steel chair. Park sets the chair up in the corner, but Messias knocks him down to the mat. Messias goes for the cover, but Park kicks out at two. Messias picks up the kendo stick, but Park places and cheese grater on Messias and grates it. Park nails Messias with the kendo stick and goes for the cover, but Messias kicks out at two. Park grabs another steel chair and places it on Messias’ chest. Park goes to splash on Messias, but Messias shoves it into Park for the low blow. Park comes back and slams Messias down to the mat. Park splashes Messias from the top rope. Park starts to bleed and he snaps. Park takes Messias down with a chokeslam and then drops him with a Black Hole Slam and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Joseph Park.
After the match, Mitchell attacks Park, but Park grabs him. Park snaps out of his trance and lets Mitchell go.
We go backstage and we see Team 3D. Ray says they are the greatest tag team in the world. He says they are in the main event against their runt brother and his no-name partner. Ray mentions Tommy Dreamer, The Sandman, and Sabu, and says none of them could be his partner. Devon says Spike knows not to mess with them.
We get the video hype package for the main event.
Tag Team Tables Match: Team 3D (Bully Ray and Devon) vs. Brother Runt and Jeff Hardy.
Devon sends Hardy to the outside as Ray slams Runt into the corner. Ray gouges Runt with his own glasses and delivers a couple headbutts. Ray clubs Runt across the back and Devon goes to work on Runt. Devon delivers a headbutt and goes for a suplex, but Runt fights back. Devon tags in Ray, and they double-team Runt. Ray gets physical with Earl Hebner, and Hebner doesn’t take it. Ray turns his attention back to Runt and keeps control of the match. Runt tries for a sunset flip, but Ray punches him in the head. Ray slams Runt to the mat and tags in Devon. Devon goes for the diving headbutt, but Runt rolls out of the way. Runt tags in Hardy, who drops Devon with an atomic drop and then delivers a dropkick. Ray attacks Hardy from behind and kicks Runt in the head. Ray and Devon go for the What’s Up, but Hardy knocks Devon from the top rope. Hardy slams Devon and Runt goes up top and Hardy and Runt deliver the What’s Up to Devon. Hardy and Runt set up a table in the ring, but Devon and Ray recover and take control of the match. Devon and Ray go to suplex Runt through the table, but Hardy moves the table. Hardy drops both Ray and Devon with a Twist of Fate. Runt places Devon on the table and Hardy goes up top, but Ray interferes. Ray sends Runt to the outside and beats down Hardy in the ring. Devon slams Runt’s head into the steel steps as Hardy and Ray exchange right hands in the ring. Hardy takes control and Runt sends Devon back into the ring. Runt sends Ray to the outside and Runt and Hardy place Devon on the table. Runt holds Devon on the table, and Hardy splashes Devon through the table and Hebner calls for the bell.
Winners: Brother Runt and Jeff Hardy.
We see a video with Joseph Park saying he was out of his element tonight, because he is not hardcore. He says his brother Abyss lived for this stuff, but it is not for him. He says his element is in a courtroom. He knows somehow, someway he got the W tonight.
James Storm talks about how he kicked the hell out of Aces and Eights with the help of Magnus and Bob Holly. LAX talk about their reuniting and their win over the New Church earlier tonight. Shark Boy does the same. So does ODB. And last but not least, Runt and Hardy.
We get the video hype package for TNA One Night Only: TNA 10 Reunion, which will be on Friday, August 2, as Hardcore Justice 2 comes to a close.