We begin tonight with a memoriam to Brad Armstrong and Robert Bradley James. We go to a recap video of Aces & 8's. It's Open Fight Night. We go to pyro and we are welcomed by our 1st hour announcers.
Joseph Park is in the ring and he is his nervous usual self. He says he's here for Open Fight Night but he's not a wrestler but an attorney. But after the civil rights violations perpetrated by Aces & 8's he realized that it doesn't matter because he's a man. Hogan has yet to give him the go-ahead. Park has found a loophole to his not being on the roster and it is Open Fight Night. Park challenges any member of Aces & 8's; they come down to the ring.
Park says he said only one. The men get in the ring and Kurt Angle runs down to the ring and gets jumped. Sting's music hits and he comes down with the bat as the masked men retreat. Sting says tonight somebody from Aces & 8's will get their mask ripped off their face.
-Devon will face Bully Ray tonight and it is Gut Check.
-Magnus is asked in the back and says he is not concerned with Aces & 8's but rather unmasking another phony. We go to commercial.
-Jesse complains in the back to Tara about having to face ODB tonight. Tara consoles him and says she has his back. Jesse asks to be sterilized and she gives him sanitizer before they kiss.
-Magnus makes his way to the ring. He calls Samoa Joe out. The crowd chants, "Joe's gonna kill you." Magnus says he has an issue with Joe being Television Champion. He says Joe has a 'radio face' like Howard Stern. Joe's music hits and he comes down to the ring. They go right at it as the bell rings.
Open Fight Night - TNA Television Championship: Samoa Joe (c) vs. Magnus
Joe sends him hard into the corner and hits an Enzuigiri. Magnus gets caught off the ropes into an atomic drop. Joe follows up with a nice combination and gets 2. Joe hits shots to the face but Magnus gets a flying knee in to the face. Magnus hits a big clothesline off the ropes and gets 2. He applies a rear choke but Joe fights out. They trade shots and Magnus drops Joe but Joe rebounds with a Rock Bottom in the corner. Joe clotheslines Magnus out of the ring. Magnus looks for something under the ring. Joe comes out and they mix it up. Joe sends him into the steel post. Magnus grabs a wrench from under the ring and gets in the ring. Joe gets in and Magnus clocks him square in the head with the wrench. Hebner calls for the bell and Magnus goes to hit him too as Hebner escapes out of the ring.
Winner by disqualification and STILL TNA Television Champion: Samoa Joe
-We go to Hogan's office with Park and Sting. Angle storms in with Wes Briscoe and Garett Bischoff and says he wants Devon tonight. Hogan says if there is anything left of him after tonight then he'll get Devon at Turning Point. Angle agrees but says he has some back-up and he's ready to fight. Sting says, "Let's go rip off some masks." Hogan says to tear them all off as we go to commercial.
Joe is icing his head with a trainer in the back and he's fuming. He says Magnus has made the biggest mistake and says he will kill him. He wants to throw out the rules.
-We go to a video of Hardy-Aries from last week with Aries standing over Hardy. We go to Hardy painting his face in a mirror as the sound of a heartbeat plays. We hear Jeff Hardy's thoughts; at the end he says Aries over-confidence will kill him.
-Daniels & Kazarian come to the ring. Kaz says Sting thinks it's Aces & 8's but the biggest posers are Chavo & Hernandez. Daniels says they will get their title rematch at Turning Point but tonight they want to call out a man with rich heritage and a man who is known for his size: Hector Guerrero and the skinny guy, Willie from the Spanish announce team. Hector smiles as Wille looks concerned. We go to commercial.
Kaz & Daniels continue to verbally abuse Hector and Willie as they get in the ring. Daniels cheap-shots Willie and Hector strikes Daniels down but Kaz hits him from behind and they take it to him. Chavo & Hernandez hit the ring and Kaz & Hernandez dip. Daniels & Kaz back up the ramp as Chavo tells them 'anytime they want.'
-We go to a video for Gut Check contestant, Christian York. He looks like Van Hammer; he stretches in the back as we go to commercial.
ODB is leaving a message for Eric Young on her phone in the back. She says she needs him there and wants some fried chicken.
-We go to the ring as Jeremy Borash introduces Christian York. Zema Ion comes down to the ring.
Gut Check: Zema Ion vs. Christian York
Ion sprays his hair as York gets in his face and has words. York tosses Ion's spray out of the ring. We are reminded that York competed on the first episode of Impact and hasn't been back since. Ion hits a head scissors takedown but York lands on his feet and hits a reverse elbow for 2. Ion comes back but York clocks him in the face and hits a boot in the corner. York shows great agility for a man of his size. York hits a modified running Senton in the corner and goes up top but Ion tries to leave. Ion gets the upper hand in the ropes. Ion hits a suplex and a legdrop. Ion goes for a moonsault but York gets his knees up. York makes a comeback with a clothesline and hits a swinging snap neckbreaker for a very near-fall. York hits a head scissors takedown on the outside into the steel steps. Back in the ring, Ion applies Submission Impossible for the win.
Winner by submission: Zema Ion
-Austin Aries is stopped in the back. He says he took the World Title because he could. Aries knocks and enters a room with Robbie E. & Robbie T. We go to break.
Garett Bischoff stops Bully in the back and says Devon also stabbed him in the back and he is there if Bully needs him. Bully thanks him and they shake hands. A production assistant informs them that Aces & 8's are outside and they run out where a big brawl ensues. The masked men retreat and Sting tells them the night is young.
-ODB makes her entrance and asks for a mic. She cuts a promo running him down and calls out Jesse.
Open Fight Night: ODB vs. Jesse w/ Tara
Jesse nervously gets in the ring and misses with a clothesline as ODB hits slaps to the chest. Jesse escapes to the outside and Tara kisses his chest. He gets back in and ODB resumes as she ducks more clotheslines. Jesse throws ODB off him in the corner and takes his time with an elbow and ODB moves as Jesse sells the pain. ODB chases Jesse & Tara around the ring and catches him into a faceplant. ODB hits a big boot in the corner and rams his face repeatedly into her crotch. ODB flies off but Jesse falls out of the way. Jesse hits a scoop slam and flexes some more. ODB comes back with a scoop slam of her own and spanks him across her knee. ODB goes to bring Tara in off the apron and Jesse rolls her up from behind for the win.
Winner by pin: Jesse
-Mike Tenay takes over but Jeremy Borash remains. Tenay says Taz is taking care of things back home in the wake of Super-Storm Sandy.
-The Robbie's make their way to the ring. Robbie E. calls out Jeff Hardy. Hardy comes to the ring.
Open Fight Night: Jeff Hardy vs. Robbie E.
Robbie attacks Hardy on the apron as Hardy makes his entrance but Hardy goes to work. Hardy hits a combination of signature moves and makes the cover for 2. They go to the floor and Hardy sends him in shoulder-first to the steel steps. Hardy hits Poetry in Motion and sends Robbie in. Robbie T. attacks Hardy on the outside as we go to commercial.
Robbie E. is in control in the ring as we return. Hardy comes back and takes Robbie T. out with a front dropkick through ropes and another one to Robbie E. in the ring. Robbie E. counters a Twist of Fate for a 2. Hardy hits a front suplex and the Twist of Fate and goes up top for the Swanton for the win.
Winner by pin: Jeff Hardy
Hardy celebrates in the ring as Austin Aries congratulates him from the stage. He has the World Title and tells Hardy to pick his ugly belt back up. He says the only difference between the two is 3 seconds and he will climb the ladder again. The crowd tries to drown him out and he says he is still the greatest that ever lived. Hardy pulls out a ladder from under the ring and climbs it. Aries said it was just a metaphor. Hardy says let's make it more than a metaphor and challenges him for a ladder match at Turning Point. Aries says he is a wrestler and storms off.
-We go to a video of Matt Morgan confronting Hulk Hogan at his store opening in Clearwater, FL. Morgan takes a robe Hogan wore at Shea Stadium and says to watch the history he makes with it. Hogan says he can't take that. Morgan gets in his face and says that he just did. We cut to Hogan watching a monitor in the back and we catch him saying, "Starting to figure it out." He is approached by James Strom who asks him for a chance at the title. Hogan asks if he is a betting man and says he might have an idea for Storm. We go to break.
Bobby Roode enters the ring. He says he is not here to fight but rather to state a fact. He says he is being screwed. He says Hogan screwed him out of a title opportunity last week. He says there was a stipulation that as long as Aries was champion that he would not get a rematch but Aries isn't champion any more. AJ's music hits and he comes to the ring. AJ says he's the one who should be World Champion. AJ keeps flubbing lines. He talks about being preoccupied with the Claire scandal while Roode was champion for a record time. AJ says getting caught on camera with a member of the opposite sex must be a fad if your name is AJ. Ouch! Roode slightly smirks and nods in approval. AJ challenges Roode right now and takes his shirt off. Roode says he isn't here to fight and says no and walks away. Roode cheap-shots AJ from behind. AJ recovers and clotheslines Roode out of the ring as Hogan's music hits. He comes on the stage with Storm.
Hogan says they both deserve their title shot but it is completely in their hands. He says the guy who gets pinned in the match he is about to make won't get another title shot until Bound for Glory of next year. Hogan makes a Triple Threat for Turning Point between the 3 men for the #1 Contendership.
-Joey Ryan & Matt Morgan make their way in the back as we go to commercial.
Joey Ryan & Matt Morgan make their way to the ring. Morgan is wearing Hogan's robe. Morgan says his superhuman talents have been ignored. The crowd 'boo's' and asks for Hogan. Morgan puts the entire roster on notice. He drops the 's-bomb.' He says he will eat them and poop them out until he is the champion. Joey Ryan calls out RVD. He says the X-Division Championship can be X-Rated.
Open Fight Night: RVD vs. Joey Ryan
RVD goes right at Ryan as Morgan leaves the ring. RVD hits shoulders in the corner. RVD hits a spin kick and Rolling Thunder. RVD goes up top but Morgan pulls Ryan out of the way to the Frogsplash. Ryan rolls RVD up and grabs the tights for the win.
Winner by pin: Joey Ryan
Morgan hits a big boot to RVD in the ring and lays him out.
-We go to the parking lot where Devon gets ready with the brotherhood. We go to break.
Bully Ray comes to the ring and shouts out all the fans in the northeast. He calls Devon a piece of crap and says he want to kick his a**. Devon comes out alone.
Open Fight Night: Bully Ray vs. Devon
Devon slowly makes his way up the steps and removes his jacket and steps in the ring. Bully charges at him but Devon dips out of the ring. Bully starts to give chase and sets up a table in the ring. Devon motions for backup. Aces & 8's come out in full force and get in the ring. Bully keeps them at bay with his chain. The TNA roster comes out to the ring and a brawl ensues. Only Bully and Devon are left in the ring as Bulls slowly stalks him. Bully strikes him down as the crowd chants for a table. Bully goes to powerbomb Devon but is attacked from behind by a large member of the brotherhood. Joseph Park slides in the ring and squares up with the large man but gets his butt handed to him. Park pulls the man's mask off and it is Luke Gallows. Gallows chokeslams Park through the table. Angle and Sting chase Gallows out of the ring as we go off the air.
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