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I went to the Impact taping in Knoxville tonight. Here's what went down:
Beer Money came out and they talked about facing each other tonight. Roode said that he was upset about having to face his family at first, but it's actually preparing him for Kurt Angle at Bound for Glory. Storm and Roode both promised to bring their best against the other.
Gunner defeated Kazarian when he locked on a cross armbreaker. He wouldn't let go so they reversed the decision and Kaz won by DQ.
Ken Anderson came out and said he's never been good as apologizing but wanted to say he was sorry to his a**holes. He ripped on Bully Ray and they went back and forth. Anderson challenged Ray to a Falls Count Anywhere match at Bound for Glory.
*Eric Bischoff called Jeff Hardy to the ring. He ripped on Hardy for dropping the ball. He said Hardy was officially done with TNA and let everyone down. Hardy kicked Bischoff and nailed him with the Twist of Hate, then ran into the crowd when Immortal hit the ring.
*Crimson pinned Samoa Joe with a small package.
*Robert Roode pinned James Storm in a great match. Best thing on the taping. There was a referee bump, so of course Kurt Angle came out. He beat Storm on the floor while Roode was out of it and tossed him back in.
*Hulk Hogan came out for his retirement angle and started crying. Sting showed up and said no one believes it and this is why - he played a secret video of Hogan and Bischoff mocking the fans for believing it and that it was a ploy to sell Hogan shirts. Hogan cut a promo on Sting and said he will face Sting and Sting accepted.
*AJ Styles and Rob Van Dam defeated Jerry Lynn and Chris Daniels. Second best match of the show. Styles pinned Lynn with the Styles Clash.
*Kurt Angle called out Robert Roode and congratulated him on beating all of his partners. He mocked Roode and asked him how he would do without James Storm there to tag out too. He said if Roode can beat him, Angle will step aside and shake his hands. He tries to shake hands right there but Roode refuses. Roode cuts a good promo about wanting the belt and says he wants to see who the best wrestler in the world is and doesn't want anyone at ringside at the PPV. Angle agreed and headed to the back, telling Roode he had a handicap match tonight.
*Matt Morgan defeated Samoa Joe. Joe attacked Morgan and Crimson made the save. Joe challenged them to a Three-Way at the PPV.
*Mexican America challenged Ink Inc to a match. Christina Von Eerie debuted as Ink. Inc.'s valet and cleaned the house when the women got involved during a brawl.
*Brian Kendrick and Jesse Sorenson defeated X-Division champion Austin Aries and Kid Kash.
*Mr. Anderson pinned Scott Steiner.
*They had a contract signing for Sting vs. Hogan. Bischoff distracted Sting, allowing Hogan to nail him with a chair to close the taping.
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