|By Marc Middleton | June 10, 2012 | Comments|
More back and forth. Hardy gets dumped outside. Anderson blocks Rolling Thunder from RVD and nails the Mic Check for the win and #1 contender spot.
Winner: Mr. Anderson
- JB is backstage with Crimson. Crimson says he will never be defeated and is ready for his open challenge.
Crimson vs. James Storm
Crimson comes out and wants an opponent. He rips the local sports team and gets heat from the crowd. The crowd chants for Goldberg as Crimson drops the mic and waits for his opponent. James Storm comes out making his return.
Storm hits the ring and clotheslines Crimson to the floor before even taking jacket off. Storm suplexes Crimson back in the ring and mounts him with right hands. Crimson comes back and chokes Storm with his jacket. Crimson takes Storm to the corner and works him over now. Storm comes back with a pair of clotheslines and a big right hand. Storm with an inverted atomic drop and knees to the face. Storms connects with Last Call for the win and the end of Crimson's year-plus streak.
Winner: James Storm
- TNA President Dixie Carter comes out to a big pop and "thank you Dixie chants." Dixie thanks the fans. She thanks the Jarretts, Spike TV and others. Dixie says they like the word wrestling. She says TNA has the greatest wrestlers in the world and asks them to come out to the stage. The entire TNA roster comes out.
Dixie thanks everyone again. She introduces the first inductee into TNA's Hall of Fame and a video package plays for Sting. Sting is TNA's first Hall of Fame inductee.
Sting walks down the ramp as his music plays and everyone applauds. Dixie hugs Sting and introduces him to the crowd as the fans chant "thank you Sting." Dixie talks about how Sting has stepped up over the years to help TNA get where they are today. Dixie says Sting reinventing himself again and again is some of his finest work. Dixie says they will have the formal Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view. Sting days he wasn't prepared for this. He thanks Dixie, the TNA roster and starts a "thank you" chant for the fans. Sting says he has tried to entertain the fans since coming to TNA and tonight will be the same - showtime.
TNA Knockouts title Match: Miss Tessmacher vs. Gail Kim
Miss Tessmacher is first followed by the TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim. The bell rings and they go right at it. Lots of back and forth action to start the match. Gail ends up outside but fights her way back in. Tessmacher comes off the second rope with a clothesline and takes Gail down with a head scissors. Gail cuts Tessmacher off and drops her over the top rope.
Gail scoops Tessmacher for a shoulder breaker and a pin attempt. Gail goes back to work with a submission hold. Gail with a head scissors submission now. Gail keeps control and chokes Tessmacher with the bottom rope. Tessmacher comes back with a neckbreaker and they both go down. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Tessmacher with two clotheslines and a flying forearm. Tessmacher with a dropkick. Tessmacher goes for one of her finishers but botches it again. Gail laughs at her and hits a necktie neckbreaker. Tessmacher ends up on the apron and Gail knocks her out to the floor.
Gail brings it back in the ring but Tessmacher blocks Eat Defeat. Gail taunts her and smacks her. Tessmacher counters a move and rolls Gail up out of nowhere for the win and the title in her home state.
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