This week's show begins with a recap of the World Title situation and Aces & 8's.
-We go to the Aces & 8's room as Luke Gallows is being scolded for being unmasked. They call him Doc and say he is still a prospect. They tell him he has one week to prove he deserves a seat in the club. Devon tells him that he should team with him against Sting and Kurt Angle. Doc says he'll make it right.
-We go to the ring for pyro and crowd shots. Borash and Todd Keneley are on commentary as they run-down tonight's coming matches. We are 3 days away from Turning Point.
AJ Styles vs. Bobby Roode
The bell rings and here we go. They circle each other and trade counters in the middle of the ring. Roode applies a side headlock but AJ gets out and hits a dropkick to Roode who slides out of the ring as the ref counts. Roode avoids a flying AJ but AJ had him scouted and lands on his feet on the apron. Roode pulls him down to the floor by his legs. AJ sends Roode into the steel steps and sends Roode back in for a scoop slam and a flying knee to the head. Roode kicks out. Roode fights back with shots in the corner. AJ trades with him and sends Roode in and follows up with a back bodydrop. Roode begs off in the corner but comes at AJ with strikes. Roode avoids a leaping forearm in the corner and hits a neckbreaker on AJ as we go to commercial.
We're back with AJ in control now. Roode catches AJ on his shoulder and hangs him out to dry across the top rope. Roode hits a neckbreaker for 2. Roode drops an elbow and gets another near-fall. AJ fights back from his knees and backs Roode into the corner. Roode reverses and sends AJ in hard to the corner and gets 2. Roode continues to work AJ over on the mat. Honestly Storm isn't saying anything particularly noteworthy. AJ hits an Enzuigiri to create some space. AJ hits a flying forearm in the corner. AJ launches Roode to the apron but Roode drives his neck across the top ropes as Storm drops to the floor. The action goes to the corner and AJ hits a hurricanrana off the top and gets 2. Roode counters AJ and hits a massive spinebuster. Roode stalks AJ and charges in but AJ sidesteps and goes for the Styles Clash but Roode gets out and sidesteps the Pele. Roode hits a fisherman suplex for 2. Roode goes out and grabs a chair which causes Storm to drop his headset and walking to the ring. Roode drops the chair as he sees Storm and the ref holds Storm back. Roode turns back toward the ring and gets hit with a springboard crossbody from AJ. AJ sends Roode in the ring and yells at Storm to back up. AJ goes for a springboard into the ring but Roode hits the ropes, causing AJ to lose his balance. Roode rolls him up for the win.
Winner by pin: Bobby Roode
Storm and Roode exchange looks and words across the ramp.
-We go to the back where Hogan passes Austin Aries who has the TNA World Title across his shoulder. Hogan tells him he needs to quit pretending he's the champ and that the greatest man that ever lived should be able to win the title not steal it. Aries says he will win it back but he doesn't want it to be in a ladder match. Hogan tells him too bad and if he doesn't hand the title over by the end of the show then Hogan will replace him against Hardy. We go to commercial.
We return to Kurt Angle giving Wes Briscoe advice in the back. Sting interrupts and is pumped about their match against Aces & 8's tonight.
-We go to the ring where Joseph Park is standing by. He says he is sore after last week and the human body is not meant to go through tables but it felt great to take the mask off that hooligan. He says it's not about being an attorney or a wrestler, but a man. He begs Hogan to give him a match with Aces & 8's. He tells Hogan to stand by him. Hogan's music hits and he comes down to the ring. He tells Park he is proud of him but sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. He says Park should not be in this ring and that he is a liability.
Bully Ray's music hits and he comes to the ring. Bully says he knows what Hogan is about to say because Hogan's been telling Bully 'no' for the past 2 months. He says he's sticking up for Park and calls him a tough son of a bi*ch. Hogan says he's the one running the company, not Bully. Bully says he believes in Park and so do the fans. He pauses for cheers. Bully says these are Hogan's Hulkamaniacs. Bully asks why says 'no' when he can just say 'yes.' A "YES" chant breaks out. Hogan says that just this one time the answer is 'yes' and they shakes hands.
-We go to the locker room with Jesse and Tara going gaga over each other. ODB rushes in and says Eric Young isn't there but she challenges them both to a match tonight. Tara and Jesse grab some hand sanitizer as we go to break.
We're back. AJ is complaining about Storm in the back to someone off camera. Storm confronts him and says he made the call to join commentary and scout him. He tells AJ the face of Impact Wrestling will get kicked in this Sunday.
ODB vs. Tara & Jesse
Tara and Jesse get in the ring at the same time and circle ODB. ODB takes them both on and smashes them together. Jesse ducks a clothesline and ODB gets hit with a double elbow off the ropes. Jesse hits a slam and Tara starts to choke ODB but Taryn pulls her off. ODB makes a comeback and slams Jesse the slams Tara on top of him. ODB hits a Bronco Buster to both in the corner. Jesse rolls out and ODB hits a spear to Tara and rolls her up for the win.
Winner by pin: ODB
Jesse and Tara attack ODB from behind with her own flask. Tara hits the Widow's Peak and they stand over her and pour out the red liquid from the flask on ODB. We go to commercial.
-We see a promo from Dixie and Hogan for the Make an Impact campaign for those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
-We go to the back as ODB leaves a heated message on Eric Young's email telling him what just happened to her. She tells him he better be there this Sunday for their match.
-We see footage from last week's Gut Check and are told that on the Thanksgiving edition, all the previous contestants will be there.
-We go to the Gut Check office where deliberations are taking place between Taz, Prichard, and Snow. Taz say it's a no-brainer. He says he didn't even get a chance to watch it on TV because he had no power but he caught the footage in the truck when he got back and it's a no-brainer. I agree with him, that was the most impressive Gut Check yet. They wonder if York can make it as a singles wrestler and why he hasn't blown already after 10 years in the business. Snow references Beer Money and their subsequent singles careers.
-We go to the ring as Kurt Angle is introduced by Christy Hemme. The lights go down and Sting is out next. We go to a commercial break.
Sting & Kurt Angle vs. Doc & Devon of Aces & 8's
Taz and Tenay have joined commentary as Devon and Doc make their way through the crowd. Sting and Angle attack them at ringside and all four men fight at ringside. Sting sends Doc in and the bell rings. Sting hits a DDT in the corner and gets 2. Devon provides the distraction and Doc hits a clothesline on Sting and tags Devon in. Devon beats Sting down in the corner and drops an elbow for 2 and tags Doc in for some double teaming. Doc drops repeated elbows and gets 2. Sting works his way up but gets knocked back down and Devon tags in with a big time legdrop on Sting. Devon sucker-punches Angle on the apron. The quick tags and decimation of Sting continue. Sting and Doc hit each other with clotheslines at the same time. Both men crawl and make tags. Angle explodes on Devon. Doc comes in but Angle hits him with a nice dropkick off the 2nd rope. Angle hits Germans on both men. Angle is on fire as he hits the Angle Slam on Devon but Doc breaks it up. Sting comes in and hits the Scorpion Death Drop on Doc and applies the Scorpion Death Lock on him. Devon produces a bat and hits Angle in the stomach and Sting in the back as the bell rings.
Bully runs down and clotheslines Devon in the ring and goes to ringside and grabs a table. Bully is a madman and the crowd is on fire as Bully sets the table up in the ring but Devon escapes and Bully gives chase. Sting goes to powerbomb Doc onto the table when 2 masked men enter the ring and one hits him with a hammer as the other one stomps Angle in the corner. Doc chokeslams Sting through the table as we see a good shot of the ball head hammer. Angle falls out of the ring as the masked men stand over sting. Doc takes the hammer and hits Sting in the chest and hand with it. Doc continues to beat Sting in the back and chest with the hammer. He hits the other hand also. Wow people. Samoa Joe, Hernandez, & Chavo come to the rescue as Aces & 8's retreat. Sting is laid out as the medics check on him. Joe has the hammer as the table is removed from under Sting and he is slowly escorted out of the ring and to the back. We go to commercial.
We return to a somber Mike Tenay who sends to a replay of Sting's beating.
-We go to the ring for the Gut Check results. Christian York is introduced. York says he knows he did his best last week. Taz tells him he did a great job and he has the it-factor. Taz says, "yes." Bruce Prichard says York has been in the business for 16 years and wonders if he indeed does have "It." Prichard says, "yes" and welcomes him to Impact Wrestling. York cuts a promo about following your dreams.
-Aries is on the phone and walks by Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan arguing. Bully tells her he can't calm down after what he promised her dad. They stop talking as Aries walks by and Aries takes notice but keeps walking. We go to break.
-Joey Ryan is in Hogan's office as Hogan enters. Ryan wants Hogan to congratulate him on his X-Division Title win. Hogan says he hasn't proven himself and he won't congratulate him for something that hasn't happened yet. Hogan pushes Matt Morgan's boots off his desk and tells him he won't be at ringside for Ryan's match this Sunday. Morgan gets in Hogan's face and says Hogan has no idea who he is dealing with but he will. They leave as Hogan chuckles and says he does know.
Magnus, Kazarian & Daniels vs. Samoa Joe, Chavo & Hernandez
The faces attack the heels immediately and clear the ring of them. Things settle down and Chavo takes control of Daniels. Daniels escapes and tags Kaz. Chavo tags Hernandez who mixes it up with Kaz. Kaz escapes and tags Magnus. Joe tags in and gets caught in enemy territory. Magnus works Joe over and distracts the ref as things break down. Joe hits strikes to Daniels in the corner and sends him in for the reverse elbow and Enzuigiri. Joe tags Chavo slingshots in and tags Hernandez. Hernandez hits a suplex and tags Chavo right back in. The action goes to the outside and Chavo gets double teamed and sent back in. Kaz tags in and makes the cover on Chavo for 2.
Magnus tags in for stomps and strikes in the corner. Daniels tags back in and drops Chavo and does the Gangnam Style dance over him. Kaz comes in and resumes control. Chavo hits a head scissors takedown and makes the hot-tag to Hernandez. He speeds things up and takes it to Kaz & Daniels. He hits them with a double suplex. Joe tags in and mixed it up against Magnus. Joe hits a massive Rock Bottom out of the corner and gets 2. Hernandez leaps over the ropes and onto Daniels on the floor. Chavo hits a bulldog on Magnus in the ring and goes up top but he is double teamed down. Joe is triple teamed and Magnus comes off the top with an elbow for the win.
Winners by pin: Magnus, Kazarian & Daniels
-Austin is headed to the ring as we go to commercial.
Roode is backstage and he says tonight's events were perfect and that this Sunday he will get one step closer to getting his title back.
-Tenay and Taz show the footage of Sting's beating. Tenay says Sting has been taken to a local hospital and that we could go to the Impact website for updates.
-Austin Aries makes his way to the ring. There is a ladder set up in the ring and the crowd chants for Hardy. Aries says he's the greatest professional wrestler in any universe. He says everyone knows Hardy can't beat him in a professional wrestling match. He says Hardy's career is defined by the ladder and he is the greatest risk-taker in history. Aries guarantees that Hardy will take a fall this Sunday that he will not get up from. The crowd "What's" him to death and he tells them to shut up. Aries says he will not hand the belt over, Hardy has to come take it from him. Hardy's music hits and he walks down the ramp. Hardy charges the ring and they scrap. Hardy hits a Twist of Fate and Aries escapes. Hardy holds up both World Titles and places them on the hooks which are raised up above the ladder. Hardy climbs the ladder and Aries pulls the ladder out from under him and Hardy takes a nasty fall. Aries sets the ladder on top of Hardy and climbs the ladder and poses with the belts.
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