TNA Slammiversary: AJ Styles Vs. Bully Ray (Last Man Standing Match)
JB is backstage with Bully Ray. Bully Ray asks what kind of match it is an JB says Last Man Standing. Ray asks JB to repeat it several times. Ray says this match is about being a man, something which AJ and JB know nothing about. Ray says that Styles is nothing but a boy that he can and should have taken out. Ray says he's in the best shape of his life, and he's a wrecking machine. Ray says he'll be the last man standing before apologizing to himself for not getting rid of AJ earlier. He says tonight AJ will realize why Ray is the biggest, baddest mother f'er to step into the ring. This segues into a video package highlighting the events leading into this match.
Last Man Standing Match
- AJ Styles vs. Bully Ray
The bell rings and both men stare each other down for a bit. Both men back up a bit before Ray charges Styles and gets caught with a big kick. Styles continues to work over Ray with pucnhes and kicks. Styles catches Ray in the corner with a couple of big chops and a huge enzugiri. Styles continues to bring the fight to Ray, laying into him with big right hands and chops. Styles tries to clothesline Ray over the top rope, but Ray isn't going. Styles hits the ropes and Ray comes back with a big clothesline. Ray lays into Styles with big rights hands, but it doesn't last long as Styles comes right back with big chops and kicks. Styles hits Ray with a kick to the groin, but Ray comes right back with a back elbow, so AJ hits a head butt before sending Ray into the corner and hitting a big running forearm.
Styles runs in for another move in the corner, but Ray slams him down to the mat hard, stopping his momentum. Ray sends AJ into the ropes and hits a huge back body drop. Ray waits for AJ to get to his feet and splashes him hard in the corner. Ray hits AJ with a big right hand in the corner before sending him to the outside hard. Ray follows, pushing the stairs away from the ring post and setting them up on their side. Ray takes it to AJ with big right hands and clubbing blows across the back before grating AJ's face against the barricade.
Ray picks AJ up and slams him down on top of the sideways ring steps he set up earlier. Ray picks up Styles again and drops him back down a second time. Ray drops the steps on top of Styles, then stands on top of the steps, driving them down into Styles' body. Ray sends Styles into the ring post hard and the ref begins counting but AJ gets back up at five. Ray sends Styles back into the ring and begins posturing for the crowd. Ray traps Styles in the corner and traps his arms, delivering a sick chop to Styles' chest.
Styles asks for another chop, and Ray obliges. Styles drops down to the mat, but gets right back up for another chop. Styles gets right back up and asks for another chop, begging Ray and saying he wants him to chop him. Styles gets back up, more slowly this time, and asks for Ray's best shot. Ray lays in with a big right hand and Styles drops to the mat.
Styles is back up again and he lays into Ray with a couple of big right hands. Ray fights back but Styles comes up with a huge enzugiri to put Ray down. Ray is slow to get back to his feet and when he does he's nailed by a springboard flying forearm from Styles. Ray is able to get back to his feet and catch Styles with a back elbow, but when he goes to the top turnbuckle he's caught by a Pele from AJ. Styles goes to the top and lays in with a couple of big right hands, but when Styles goes for a top rope hurricarana, Ray is able to reverse it into a huge top rope powerbomb.