|By Marc Middleton | March 10, 2013 | Comments|
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy
We go to the cage and out first comes the challenger Bully Ray. The TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy is out next. We get formal ring introductions from Jeremy Borash.
They lock up and Ray applies a headlock. Ray with a big shoulder block that sends Hardy down. Ray with another headlock. Ray blocks a shot and drops Hardy for a quick pin attempt. They lock up and Ray scoop slams Hardy for a 2 count. Ray takes it to the corner now. Hardy finally gets some offense in and arm drags Ray. Hardy with a big splash in the corner. Hardy blocks Ray and comes off the top for a 2 count. Hardy climbs the cage but Ray stops him. Hardy kicks Ray to the mat ans splashes him from the top rope for 2.
Hardy climbs the cage but Ray stops him. They tangle and Ray crotches Hardy over the top rope after a low kick. Ray drops elbows for another pin attempt. Hardy makes a comeback but Ray beats him back down and keeps him grounded on the mat. Ray with a tight hug on Hardy's lower back now. Ray goes to the top but crashes down as Hardy moves. Hardy kicks Ray in the gut and goes for Twist of Fate but it's blocked. Hardy counters the Bubba Bomb and nails a Twist of Fate.
Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff come down and climb in the cage. Hardy fights them off. Ray runs over them with a clothesline. Hardy leaps off Ray's back and splashes both of the Aces & 8s members in the corner. Ray and Hardy throw them both out of the cage and onto the entrance ramp. Hardy and Ray trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Hardy takes Ray down with a clothesline. Hardy with an atomic drop and leg drop, then a dropkick for a 2 count.
Hardy climbs the cage but Ray stops him. Ray with a big shot on the top rope. Hardy fights back while they stand on the top rope. Hardy kicks Ray but falls to the mat. Ray is stunned but falls on top of Hardy for a 2 count. Hardy nails another Twist of Fate but Ray doesn't fall. Hardy climbs the cage and Ray grabs his foot again. Hardy fights Ray off but Ray grabs him. Ray powerbombs Hardy from way up high and both of them are down. Ray covers for a close 2 count. We see Hulk Hogan and Brooke Hogan coming down to ringside now.
Hogan encourages Ray to get up and keep going. Aces & 8s come back out and start climbing the cage. Ray and Hardy go back to back and get ready to fight with chains in their hand. Devon tosses Ray what looks like a rubber hammer. Ray points at Bischoff but nails Hardy from behind with the weapon. Devon jumps down and reunites with Ray. Ray covers for the win and the World Heavyweight Title.
Winner and New World Heavyweight Champion: Bully Ray
- Aces & 8s force Earl Hebner to raise Ray's hand and the whole group celebrates. Ray yells at Brooke Hogan through the cage and says she meant nothing to him. Ray disses her and starts yelling at Hogan, daring him to do something about it. Hogan jabs his crutch at the cage. Brooke can be heard crying as Ray takes a mic and knocks her. Ray says he used Hulk and screwed Brooke. Hogan is pissed now. The crowd starts throwing trash at the ring. Aces & 8s stand tall raising their hands. Ray says most of all, he fooled every single one of us. The Aces & 8s music hits as Taz brags on commentary. Ray announces he is the President of Aces & 8s. Ray declares he's the World Heavyweight Champion as Devon hugs him. The celebration continues but Ray slips crawling up on the ropes and the crowd laughs. Lockdown goes off the air with Aces & 8s celebrating in the cage.
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