|By Kian Terani | September 20, 2012 | Comments|
-We go backstage and Al Snow talks about his new haircut and tonight's Gut Check. He is asked about Joey Ryan. Snow says we'll find out if Ryan crossed the line and Snow is on his way to the principal's office right now. We go to commercial.
Hogan is on his phone with Joseph Park. Park has the evidence in his hand and Hogan tells him he'll get people to expedite his way through security.
-We go to the office and Dixie and Bruce Prichard discuss Aces & 8's. There is knock on the door and it is Al Snow. Dixie says they can talk about this later and leaves.
-We go to the ring and it's Gut Check time: 18 year old, Evan Markopoulos. Out comes his opponent, Doug Williams.
Gut Check: Doug Williams vs. Evan Markopoulos
Evan's dad is at ringside. Evan gets the crowd clapping. They lock-up and Williams takes him down. They reset and Williams slaps him in the face. Evan gets a boot up in the corner and Williams hits him with a low-blow and a clothesline. Williams continues to take-apart Evan. Evan almost gets an upset but Williams hits him with a big knee to the grill. Evan lands a dropkick and a crossbody but it just angers Williams who proceeds to put the boots to him. Williams hits a vertical suplex. Evan mounts some offense with strikes to the face. Williams puts a stop to the flurry and puts him in a submission as Evan quickly taps.
Winner by submission: Doug Williams
James Storm makes his way to the arena as we go to commercial.
James Storm's music hits and he makes his way to the ring. He asks for a mic and gets a "cowboy" chant. He says that never gets old. Storm says he talks a lot of trash but he backs it up. He tells Roode this is beyond personal. He tells the "coward" to come out. Bobby Roode's music hits and he comes out in a suit.
Roode stops on the stage and says he's too overdressed to fight. He says no matter how hard he tries, Storm will never be as good as him or the World Champion. Roode says as far as he's concerned, he's through with Storm. Roode walks away. Hogan confronts Roode backstage and tells Roode it's Open Fight Night and he must fight if he wants to keep his job. He gives Roode 3 minutes to make his mind up. We go to commercial.
We're back and Storm is still in the ring and tells Roode he doesn't have all night. Roode's music hits and he reluctantly comes out and starts to remove his suit.
Open Fight Night: Bobby Roode vs. James Storm
Storm charges Roode on the ramp and starts to beat him with his own shoe and choke him out with his own shirt. Roode turns it around for a second and they ram each other into the steel structures on the stage. The ref tells them to get it in the ring. A huge "cowboy" chant breaks out as they fight toward the ring. They get in and the bell rings.
Storm hits rapid-fire rights in the corner. Roode launches Storm over the top and goes out to capitalize. Storm reverses and sends Roode into the steel steps. Roode turns things around and sends Storm into the guardrail several times. Roode grabs a beer from under the ring, takes a swig, and sprays Storm and the fans with the rest. Storm punches Roode, picks up the beer, drinks some, and pours some down a lucky fan's throat. Roode grabs a chair and violently swings but Storm ducks and Roode hits the steel post. A fan puts his foot up for Storm to ram Roode's head into. James Storm is trending on Twitter. They continue to go back and forth on the outside. Storm goes for a suplex on the floor but Roode reverses and hits it himself.
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