Below are the taping results for Impact Wrestling to air on August 18, 2011:
In a Dark Match: Jesus Barbosa defeated Jayson Cyprus with a 450 Splash.
Impact began with Sting coming to the ring with a chair in hand. Sting then fell down the ramp and flop around in the ring jokingly. He takes a mic and says that this is proof that he has lost his mind. He was reenacting what happened to him last week. Everything was a blur to him. He said it was awesome to see the fire in Hogan's eyes. Sting says he and the fans are dying to see Hogan back in the ring. Sting says he want to wrestle Hogan tonight and he encourages the fans to chant Hogan's name.
Ric Flair's music hits and he comes to the ring and gets a mic. Flair questions Sting calling Hogan the greatest of all time. Flair says when Sting got the title 'Icon' it says that he is a special thing in this business. Flair says Sting is one of the biggest stars in the history of the business. Flair says he know who Sting is and says Sting is a real icon. Flair says he has been asked when he is going to wrestle Sting again. Flair has that itch again to be the greatest in the business.
Flair says that since Dixie can't pay him enough he does not wrestle enough but he wants to wrestle Sting one more time. Flair cuts off Sting before he can speak and puts over Sting for the person that he is. Flair says if he beats Sting, Sting will have to retire and never wrestle again. If Sting beats him, he will serve Sting Hogan's ass on a silver platter. Flair reiterates that if Sting loses, Sting is gone for good and has to go back to California.
Sting takes off his trenchcoat and asks the people what they think. They cheer and Sting accepts.
In a Bound For Glory Series Match: Scott Steiner defeats Devon with his feet on the ropes. After the match, Samoa Joe attacks Devon and puts him in a leg vice. Devon's kids jump the rail and get face to face with Joe. Pope comes down and gets in-between the kids and Joe until Joe exits the ring. Matt Morgan was on commentary for the match.
On the video screen they show Ric Flair going to Hulk Hogan's office and Hogan is mad at Flair. Flair gives Hogan a hug to try to calm him down. Hogan says that he crucified Sting in the middle of the ring last week and he should be dead. Flair says he's got Sting's number. Hogan says he is done with Sting. Flair tells Hogan that he will kick Sting's ass. Hogan says he needs to make sure that Sting is not breathing by the end of the night. Hogan says he will never wrestle Sting again as Flair blows a kiss to him and leaves.
Eight Man X Division Gauntlet for an X Division Title Match.
The Order of Entry was:
Robbie E (with Cookie); Jesse Sorensen; Zema Ion; Mark Haskins; Kid Kash; Anthony Nese; Alex Shelley; and Austin Aries.
The Order of Elimination was:
Robbie E; Mark Haskins; Alex Shelley; Anthony Nese; Zema Ion; and Kid Kash.
Austin Aries and Jesse Sorensen then wrestled for the X Division Title Match. Kid Kash (who was eliminated by Sorensen) came in and hit Jesse with a Moneymaker. Aries tried to get an easy pin but Jesse tried to fight back. Aries got the win with brainbuster.
After the match, Christy Hemme interviewed Aries and he said he was going to take the X Division title from Kendrick. Kendrick came out and the two brawled and had to be separated by security.
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