Austin Aries is backstage with JB. He says his road back to the TNA World Title begins with Bully Ray tonight. We get a promo video for their match.
Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray
We go to the ring and out first comes Austin Aries. Bully Ray is out next and he's ready to fight.
Aries stalls some to start the match and goes to the floor when Ray charges. Aries dodges a lock up again and goes to the corner. Ray tells him to bring it and they lock up. Ray takes it to the corner but misses a shot as Aries ducks again. Aries stalls some more and goes back to the floor. Aries comes in and Ray hits a big gutwrench suplex. Ray works Aries over and beats him down in the corner. Ray with a hard whip into the corner and a big clothesline. Ray with a backdrop.
Aries turns it around and hits a missile dropkick to the leg from the top. Aries with more offense and a pin attempt. Aries with kicks to Ray's back now. Aries goes to the top and elbows Ray's back for another pin attempt. Aries keeps control of the match for several minutes. Ray fights out of a hold but Aries cuts him off. Aries mocks Hulk Hogan now. Aries drops a leg and covers for 2. Ray makes a comeback and goes to the top. Aries cuts him off and climbs up for a superplex. Ray shoves him to the mat and hits a big missile dropkick. Ray ends up on the floor now. Aries tries to dive through the ropes but runs into a big boot. Ray comes back in with a 2 count.
More back and forth. Ray hits the Bully Cutter for a 2 count. Ray clears the ring and the fans want tables. Ray goes to the floor but Aries trips him face first into the steel steps. Ray is busted open now. Ray tries to crawl back in the ring but Aries leaps off the top and knocks him off the apron. Aries beats Ray in the face while he's on the apron. Brooke Hogan runs down and tends to a bloody Bully on the apron. Aries hops down off the top and grabs Brooke by the arm. Aries drags Brooke in the ring and yells at her. Aries corners Brooke and yells at her. Ray comes in and throws Aries to the floor. Hulk Hogan comes out now as Ray checks on Brooke.
Ray tells Hulk to get Brooke out of here. While Ray is distracted, Aries comes from behind and hits a low blow for the win.
Winner: Austin Aries
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