|By Marc Middleton | September 09, 2012 | Comments|
- We're live from the Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida with Mike Tenay and Taz.
Bound For Glory Series Semifinal Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe
We go right to the ring and out comes Jeff Hardy. His opponent is Samoa Joe.
The bell rings and they lock up. They trade holds and Joe takes Hardy down first with a shoulder. Hardy goes to the floor to regroup. Both men are selling arm injuries. The crowd chants for Hardy as he comes back in. They lock up again and Joe takes it to the corner. Hardy ducks a clotheslines and kicks away in the corner. Hardy sends Joe out of the ring with a head scissors. Hardy goes for a dropkick but Joe stops it and brings Hardy outside. Joe slams Hardy's face into the apron. Hardy blocks a shot into the steel steps and slams Joe into it. Hardy runs and leaps off the steps but Joe moves. Hardy regroups and runs back up to take Joe out.
Hardy brings it back in the ring and they trade shots in the corner. Joe with several right hands now. Hardy tries a counter but gets atomic dropped and then hit with a big boot. Joe with a backsplash for a close 2 count. Joe with another splash in the corner and a big kick to the head, sending Hardy to the mat for another pin attempt. Joe keeps Hardy on the mat now. Hardy fights up and out but Joe knocks him back to the mat. Hardy fights out again but Joe catches him in a big snap slam for a 2 count.
They trade shots on their feet now. Joe tosses Hardy back out to the floor. Joe runs the ropes and dives through, taking Hardy out again on the floor. Joe continues and brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Joe beats Hardy around and headbutts him. Joe with several rights in the corner now. Hardy fights back and kicks Joe in the gut before hitting an inverted atomic drop. Joe comes back but Hardy clotheslines him and they both go down. They get up and Hardy strikes first. Joe stops him and slams him to the mat. Joe misses the backsplash and Hardy comes back with a leg drop and dropkick. Hardy with a pin attempt. Joe blocks Twist of Fate but Hardy hits Whisper in the Wind. Hardy covers for a close 2 count. Hardy charges in the corner but Joe catches him and slams him to the mat. Joe calls for the Musclebuster and picks Hardy up. Joe goes for the Musclebuster but Hardy fights him off. Hardy goes for a tornado DDT but it's blocked. Hardy hits Twist of Fate and goes to the top. Joe cuts him off and grabs him for the Musclebuster. Hardy slides down and rolls Joe up for a 2 count. Hardy with a headlock takedown into an armbar on Joe's injured arm. Joe breaks out and pins Hardy for 2. Hardy turns it around and rolls him up for the win. Hardy advances to the finals.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
- Jeremy Borash is backstage plugging Twitter. James Storm walks in for an interview. Storm says he chose to face Bully Ray tonight for a reason - because he couldn't get the job done last year. Storm says it's his time, his destiny. Storm says he will then move on to Jeff Hardy and win. Storm says it's his time to be Bound For Glory.
Bound For Glory Series Semifinal: Bully Ray vs. James Storm
We go to the ring and out comes Bully Ray for the last semifinal match. Out next comes James Storm. The winner of this one will face Jeff Hardy in the finals.
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