Impact Wrestling starts out with a video of Rampage Jackson’s first appearance in the company. That was last week. Kurt Angle met up with him face to face. What will happen when these two lock-up? It moves to the Bound for Glory Series. Who will be the remaining participants inside the series? We find out tonight. The video switches to Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray. Ray thought he took out all of the top face talent. Jeff came and wanted revenge. As Ray fled, Hulk had the perfect opportunity to take out Bully, but Brooke Hogan made the save. Why did she stop him?
The camera shows the arena as music hits. Here comes Hulk Hogan! Hulk walks down the ramp as the crowd cheers. He has his black jeans on with his red and yellow shirt. Don’t forget the black bandana. He grabs a mic and says Hulk-a-mania is alive and well in Atlanta, Georgia. Last week, things could have been a lot worse. At the end, when Hulk had the hammer above Bully’s head, there was a grace of God that would have stopped him. Well, Ray got so involved in Hogan’s family, Hulk told Brooke to stay home this week. That’s all he has to say about that. He moves to the Bound for Glory Series. Three stars are already in the tournament. They are Samoa Joe, Hernandez, and Jay Bradley. They can sit back and study the others tonight. Hulk wants to bring out the guy who won the series last year and that is Jeff Hardy! Jeff gets in the ring with yellow shirt and shoes. Jeff grabs a mic and says he is sick and tired of Aces & 8s. He will win the series this year and win it better than last year and take the title in San Diego! Just then, music plays and here comes Bobby Roode. Roode gets on the stage with a mic. He states that he is the first ever Bound for Glory series winner. Roode also is the longest reigning World Champion in TNA history. He will be 2 for 2. Hulk says next week is Open Fight Night. He is going to take the fan’s pick through Twitter or whatever they have to do. They will pick on who they want to give the first call-out. Vote on Impactwrestling.com! Roode hopes they pick him because he will look in the camera next week and call out Hardy and will kick his @ss. Jeff tells him to kick it now!
Aces & 8s music plays and here comes Wes Brisco, Garett Bischoff, and they are led by Bully Ray. He has a mic. He wants his music shut off. He then asks why they are arguing. It doesn’t matter who wins the series because they have to face the TNA World Champion. They know who the champion is going to be. Ray has a bigger problem with Hulk. Why aren’t any members of Aces in the BFG series? Hulk thought about it and knows what Aces are doing. There will be an Aces’ Battle Royal and the winner will be in the series. Ray thinks Hulk is trying to one up him. Whoever is in the series is a target of Aces. Actually, Jeff and Roode are a target now. Ray tells Wes and Garett to get them. They enter and fight Roode and Hardy, but they toss Wes and Garett out of the ring. Roode then attacks Jeff from behind and quickly leaves the ring. His music plays.
We see Mike Tenay and Taz as they hype what will be occurring on tonight’s show. They show the crowd as they are on their feet cheering.
Daniels and Kazarian are backstage. The cameraman asks them what they think about possibly being in the series. Kaz states that James had more partners than Taylor Swift. Daniels says he should be tested. Daniels starts tapping on a piano. They go on to say that they will take the TNA Tag Team Titles too. Hulk knows what they want.
Music hits and here comes Bad Influence! Daniels and Kaz dance down the ramp and get in the ring. They strut their stuff and are ready to fight. James Storm’s music plays and here comes the TNA Tag Team Champions! Gunner and Storm get on the stage and walk down the ramp.
Bad Influence (Kaz and Daniels) vs. Gunner & James Storm in a Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match
Storm starts the match with Daniels. Daniels tells the crowd to be quiet. They move around the ring and lock-up. James pushes Daniels in the corner. James backs up. Daniels goes for a punch, but James blocks it and punches him. He whips him in the ropes and knocks him down with a shoulder block. He does a suplex as Daniels gets to his feet. James drops his knee to Daniels’ face. Daniels gets up and Gunner punches him. James tags him in. They do a double team elbow show as they both whip Daniels in the ropes. Gunner covers him but Daniels kicks out. He gets up and tags Kaz! Gunner grabs him and does a fallaway slam. He gets up and Kaz comes back. He is able to knock Gunner down and take advantage by tagging Daniels. Daniels gets in and stomps and punches him as Gunner is on the mat. He tags Kaz. They both work on Gunner with punches and kicks. Daniels knocks James off the apron as Kaz covers. Gunner kicks out. He gets up and is able to tag Storm. Storm enters and knocks Kaz down. Kaz gets up in the corner. James whips him in the opposing corner. Kaz bounces up, but James grabs him and hits a huge slam. Gunner jumps with a flying closeline on Daniels as he enters the ring. Gunner attacks Kaz as he does a high running knee. Gunner gets Kaz up for the torture rack, but Daniels gets in and tosses Gunner out of the ring. James gets up but Bad Influence try to take him down. James does a back stabber to Daniels and then a double knee drop to Kaz. James sets up for the superkick. Daniels hits James form behind with a TNA Tag Title belt. The referee was focusing on Kaz. Kaz rolls James up and gets the win.
Winners: Kazarian and Daniels
Crimson is backstage. The cameraman asks him why he is there. Crimson said he hasn’t been there for 12 months. He wants to tell him why he is there… well he isn’t going to. Crimson goes through a doorway and closes it behind him.
Velvet Sky has an envelope in her hand. She says she is going to give it to Mickie James. It’s going to make her happy and everyone happy! Let’s do this!
Music plays and here comes Crimson! Crimson comes out and looks around the arena. He makes his way to the ring. He grabs a mic. 470… 12! Those are two numbers that most of us know nothing about. To Crimson, those numbers have been consuming him. Crimson is 470 days as being undefeated. Then, Crimson’s streak ends and he hasn’t been seen in 12 months. Tonight, he doesn’t see himself consumed by numbers anymore. He is going to start with Joseph Parks! Music hits and here comes Mr. Parks!
Crimson vs. Joseph Parks in a Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match
Crimson goes right to Parks and kicks him in the gut and then pounds his arm into his back. Parks falls to his hands and knees. Crimson taunts. He turns and Parks punches Crimson in the gut. Crimson backs up and runs to him. Crimson knocks him down with a closeline. He gets him up and whips him hard into the corner. Parks falls. He rolls out of the ring. Crimson follows him. He punches him in the face. He rolls him in the ring and continues the attack. He does a neck breaker. Crimson starts to yell to the crowd. Crimson goes back to Parks and he punches Crimson in the gut again. Crimson lifts him up and hits a spinebuster. Crimson steps back and waits in the corner. Parks slowly crawls to the opposing corner. He gets up and turns around. Crimson runs but Parks moves out of the way. Crimson goes right into the corner. Parks does a roll-up and gets the win!
Winner: Joseph Parks
Mickie James is backstage. She can’t believe Sky has something for him. That is so sweet. She is the champion though. She should get gifts. She’s ready.
Velvet Sky’s music plays and she comes out with the envelope in her hand. She has a huge smile on her face. She gets in the ring after letting the pigeons loose. She grabs a mic. She says she needs to clear the air after something that has been on her mind. Since Mickie won the title, Sky thinks their friendship went a little curvy. She wants to give something to Mickie. Mickie’s music plays and she is so happy. She has the Knockout Title over her shoulder. She gets in the ring. She can’t believe it. She grabs a mic. She says she is overwhelmed. She doesn’t have to give her anything. Sky is the Knockout of the Month. Sky wants her to look at this. She pulls out a piece of paper. She hands it to Mickie to read it. Sky says it is a clearance from her doctor to fight. She wants her rematch. James says she could get a fake one on the internet. Sky says it is real. Mickie goes on to say that this was signed yesterday but her knee still looks bad. Mickie then kicks her knee in. Sky falls. Mickie makes a sharpshooter attempt but then bends back and grabs Sky’s head and chokes her while having the leg submission in. Sky is tapping. Referees enter the ring and James unlocks it. She walks up the ramp with a sneaky smile on her face.
Matt Morgan is walking backstage. He says it is typical. We are looking at the man who Sting could not beat. He didn’t tap. Yet, he has to fight in a qualifying match for the BFG series. He will move on to become TNA World Heavyweight Champion!
Magnus, Rob Terry, and Kenny King are in the ring. Music hits and here comes Matt Morgan. He is wearing Hogan’s cape. He gets in the ring.
Magnus vs. Rob Terry vs. Kenny King vs. Matt Morgan in a Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match
The bell sounds. King backs up to the corner. He moves around. Just then, Rob Terry and Magnus step on the apron. Morgan stalks King. King tags Rob Terry. Terry enters and goes right to Morgan. They talk back and forth. Morgan pushes Terry but Terry pushes back. Rob bounces off the ropes. He doesn’t budge Morgan. Morgan tries and he can’t knock Rob down. Rob bounces off the ropes but King distracts him. Morgan attacks Terry from behind. He puts him in the apron and knees him in the gut and then does a headbutt. He chokes him with his boot. King enters and Morgan goes to the apron. King kicks and punches Terry. King tags Morgan in. Morgan bounces off the ropes and hits Terry right in the face with his boot. Morgan raises his arm. Morgan jumps and lands right on Terry’s back. Matt gets him up and knees him in the gut. He bounces off the ropes. King tags himself in. He does a springboard and hits Terry with a double ax handle. He continues the attack, but Rob lifts him up and King lands right on his face and chest. Magnus tags himself in. Terry goes to the apron as Magnus goes right after King. He closelines him a couple times and then knocks Morgan and Terry off the apron. King climbs the corner and jumps, but Magnus catches him and does a suplex. He climbs the corner. Magnus jumps and does a huge elbow drop. He covers King, but Matt breaks the count. Terry enters and goes right after Morgan in the corner. King and Magnus go to each other. King does a huge kick to his face. Terry goes after King. Morgan does The Carbon Footpring. Matt goes over the ropes as Magnus lifts them down. Magnus lifts King up and drops him right down. He gets the win.
Eric Young is backstage. He opens a door and hypes his Off the Hook show. He wants to catch a big fish and brings up Austin Aries. Wait, he is getting excited! Eric runs out of the room and goes into a bathroom stall and locks the door.
A video plays showing Rampage Jackson’s appearance last week on Impact as well as his confrontation with Kurt. It received media coverage all around. The video ends and we see Jackson sitting in the back going through his bag as we will see him later tonight.
Another video plays showing Sting vs. Bully Ray at Slammiversary. It was a brutal match, but at the end of the day, Bully won and Sting won’t get a TNA World Title shot again.
Music hits and here comes The Icon! Sting comes down the ramp and gets in the ring. The arena is going crazy. Sting grabs a mic. Sting can’t help himself as he has to say that it is really good to be back in Atlanta, Georgia. Last year, Sting was the first inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame. It was a night that he will never forget. A lot has changed in a year and that revolves around Bully Ray. Fast forward to Slammiversary this year. He faced Ray and lost. He can’t go for the TNA World Title again. Bully sent wave after wave. Sting couldn’t take it anymore. Ray won. There is something that Sting can’t forget. Sting was left there to defend for himself. No one from the back helped him. He needed it but that’s okay. Aces and Bully are a machine. They have each other’s back. They do it no matter what. They are just like family. Just… like… family. Family. Sting starts to get a bit crazed. Just when he starts to go away, they suck him back in. Sting needs his own family. He needs his own new mafia! He needs his own new Main Event Mafia! They will rise and soon Aces will fall! Sting’s music plays and the crowd cheers!
Sting get out of the ring and walks in the back.
A video replay shows Sting announcing that he will make his own family named the new Main Event Mafia!
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she introduces the next match. Here comes Eric Young with ODB by his side! They walk down the ramp and get in the ring. ODB has her flask as she drinks away. A video plays showing an exert of Eric’s new show Off the Hook. It has ODB in the show. They reunite and talk about being the Knockout Tag Team Champions. Eric says they still have the titles. The video ends and Austin Aries comes out to the ring.
Eric Young vs. Austin Aries in a Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match
Both walk around the ring. They start copying each other from how they walk to how they slam themselves on the chest to get pumped up. They lock-up and Aries works on the arm of Young. Eric twits out of it and does a fireman’s carry. Aries moves around and locks in a scissors lock to Eric’s head. He gets out and both get to their feet. They lock-up and Aries works on the arm. Eric spins out and works on Aries’ arm. Aries spins out and goes back to Young’s arm and then trips him. He spins around on Eric’s back and then slaps his head. Aries pops up and lays down on the top rope. Eric goes after him and Aries gets out of the ring. ODB enters and Eric lifts her up from behind, takes her down and spins on her back. He pops up and lays down on the top rope just like Aries. Austin enters the ring and Eric gets on the apron and hits Aries. He gets in and whips him in the ropes. Aries slides out and gets in ODB’s face. Eric grabs him from the ring, but Aries rakes Eric’s eyes and then chokes him on the top rope. Aries gets in and chokes Eric and then puts him in the corner. He chokes him on the top rope and then the middle rope.
Aries jumps over the top and pounds on Eric’s skull. He jumps over the ropes and lands back first onto Eric’s gut. He covers but Young kicks out. He now applies a headlock. Aries gets him up and puts him in the corner. He does a huge chop to the chest. Aries licks his hand and does another huge chop. He whips Eric into the opposing corner, but Eric floats over and punches Aries as he turns around. Aries whips Young in the corner but spins up the corner. He does a strut on the apron. He gets in and whips Aries into the corner. He spins up the corner like Young and then does a strut. Eric knocks him down though. He goes into the guard rail. He then does a flying cross body on Aries. He gets Aries in the ring and does a suplex. He gets him up, but Austin puts Eric in the corner. He does a running dropkick and then the Brain Buster. He gets the win.
Winner: Austin Aries
Aces & 8s are backstage. Ray asks Doc what the problem is. Ray says Hulk thinks he can get the upper hand on destroying them via the Battle Royal. They have the plan set. Everyone agrees to it. Doc hesitates but finally agrees. They slowly leave after drinking their beer.
Chris Sabin is shown backstage. He says everyone knows what he has been through in a 2 year time frame. He came back the first time for 7 matches and one of those was against Austin Aries. He wonders what would have happened last year if he didn’t get hurt. Should he cash in his X-Division title? He doesn’t know.
Christy Hemme is shown as she introduces the next match. Aces & 8s music plays. Here comes Devon, as he leads the pack, with Mr. Anderson, Wes Brisco, Knux, Garett Bischoff, and Doc. They get in the ring.
Devon vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Wes Brisco vs. Garett Bischoff vs. Knux vs. Doc in a Battle Royal Bound for Series Qualifying Match
They move around the ring like they are all in for themselves. Anderson pulls out a fake gun and shots Wes. Wes goes over the top rope and then lands on his feet with a smile. Anderson points to Garett like Hulk does. He tells him to come here. Garett goes to Anderson and Anderson whips him around and finally tosses him over the ropes. Anderson goes to Knux and puts his fist up. He backs Knux up to the ropes. He then does a push and Knux goes over the top rope. Anderson turns to Devon and tells him to get the tables! Devon does as he jumps over the top rope. Oh, he is eliminated! Anderson goes and pretends to throw Doc over the rope. Doc doesn’t go. Anderson does it again. Doc slowly walks and goes over the top, but then gets back in the ring. Anderson asks if Doc heard Bully say that they should jump over the top. Does he think he is special? Doc punches Anderson and he falls. He punches him multiple times. Anderson gets up and knees him and then tosses him over the ropes. Aces get in Doc’s face and asks what he is doing. They quickly leave the scene.
Winner: Mr. Anderson
Rampage Jackson meets up with Kurt Angle backstage. Jackson wants to ask Kurt something. He wonders why Kurt said, “When you a ready.” Kurt says he knows what he means. It’s like Kurt going to Bellator and beating Jackson. It is not going to happen overnight. He needs to train. Jackson understands and says he will be watching Kurt’s match tonight. They shake hands and Jackson leaves.
Aces & 8s are walking backstage. They start arguing. Just then, Bully Ray looks on. He said they just had to stick to the plan. They are doing to them what Aces were doing to them. Doc understands it. Anderson said he would have jumped over if he picked the card. Doc understands and brings up AJ Styles. Tonight, Doc is going to step up as he hit Doc with their hammer. He wants to take him out. Ray goes up to Doc and tells him to get the job done.
A video plays again showing Sting’s segment from earlier. We see the crowd and then the vote between Jeff Hardy and Bobby Roode on who will get the first call-out next week. Vote on TNA’s website.
Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she introduces the next match. Kurt Angle’s music plays and he comes to the ring. After him is AJ’s new music. He slowly walks out with his leather jacket and black hood.
Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles in a Bound for Glory Series Qualifying Match
The bell sounds. They move around the ring and lock-up. Kurt pushes AJ in the corner. Kurt backs up after the 4 count. Both move around and go to lock-up, but Kurt goes from behind but AJ slides around and locks his arms around Kurt’s waist. Kurt releases it and works on the arm, but AJ switches it and works on Kurt’s arm and then applies a headlock. Kurt whips him in the ropes and does a shoulder block but it doesn’t budge him. Kurt bounces off the ropes, but AJ hits him with a dropkick right to the head. AJ gets Kurt up and does a snapmare. He kicks him in the back and plants his elbow to his shoulder. He whips Kurt into the corner and runs to him for a big splash. Kurt falls down to the mat. AJ lifts him up for a backbreaker! AJ puts Kurt in the corner and punches him in the face. He takes Kurt out of the corner and Kurt fights back with punches. He has AJ in the corner now and kicks him in the gut. AJ slides down in the corner. Kurt backs up. AJ gets up and does a huge chop or punch to Kurt. He takes him down and kicks him. He gets Kurt up and puts him in the corner. He goes face first into the top turnbuckle. He takes him out for a suplex, but Kurt blocks it and punches AJ in the face. AJ kicks Kurt and does a suplex. Kurt goes right into the corner back and neck first. He lands on the back of his head on the mat. AJ gets up and walks around. We see Rampage Jackson watching on the screen in the back.
AJ has Kurt on the mat and has a headlock in. Kurt gets up and elbows his way out of it. Kurt punches AJ in the face and then goes into the ropes, but AJ runs after him and elbows him. Kurt falls to the outside. AJ runs and does a baseball slide. Kurt goes into the commentator’s desk. AJ punches Kurt in the face and then rattles his head against the apron. AJ gets in the ring and jumps over to land on Kurt, but Kurt moves. AJ lands on his feet. He turns to Kurt, but Kurt hits a huge belly to belly suplex on the outside. Kurt gets AJ in the ring. Kurt gets AJ up and does a backbreaker. He covers but AJ kicks out. Kurt has AJ on his belly and locks in a headlock. AJ gets up and punches Kurt in the face. He runs into the ropes, but Kurt does a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker! Kurt covers but AJ kicks out. Kurt locks his arms around AJ from behind. He has the reverse gutwrench in. AJ gets to his feet and elbows Kurt in the face. AJ now punches him but Kurt punches back. They go back and forth now. AJ comes full force with punch and kicks and then a backhand punch and then a closeline. Both are down. Both get up and AJ knocks him down with a closeline and then kicks him right in the face. Kurt goes into the corner. AJ runs to him, but Kurt lifts him up. AJ lands on the apron. He does a springboard and knocks Kurt off his feet. Both get up and Kurt locks his arms in for a german suplex. He hits it three times. Kurt gets and waits for AJ. Kurt goes for the Angle Slam, but AJ turns it into a DDT. He covers but Kurt kicks out. Both slowly get up as the crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Kurt is in the corner. AJ runs to him, but Kurt moves out of the way. He hits the Angle Slam and covers. AJ kicks out!
Kurt takes his singlet down and locks in the Ankle Lock! AJ is screaming in pain. He spins it around and then takes Kurt down and locks in the calf submission. Kurt rolls through and applies the Ankle Lock! AJ rolls through and Kurt goes right into the middle turnbuckle face first. Kurt gets up and AJ does a kick to the face. Kurt is down. AJ walks to the corner. The crowd chants, “TNA, TNA, TNA!” Kurt pops up and runs up the corner. He does a german suplex, but AJ lands on his feet. Kurt runs to him, but AJ takes Kurt back first into the corner. Kurt lands right on his head. Just then, the referee is distracted by Mr. Anderson. Doc and Knux run in to hit AJ, but AJ moves and they go after Kurt. AJ fights them both off. Kurt goes over to see Anderson. AJ goes over and rolls Kurt up and gets the win.
Winner: AJ Styles
AJ leaves the ring. The three Aces get in and attack Kurt. Just then, Rampage Jackson runs into the ring with his chain. He starts swinging. Aces leave the ring. Kurt and Rampage are standing alone as the show fades.