Double Count Out
They continue to brawl at ringside as the ref tries to stop it.
- AJ Styles cuts a promo backstage about his dream match with Aries tonight. He says he is not the same man he used to be. He says there is no place for dreams like heroes. He says he will be Aries' nightmare tonight.
- Another #August1 tease sends us to commercial.
- Aces & 8's have a meeting in the back. Bully says he is not worries about MEM's offer but he is obsessed with getting his title back. Brooke Hogan shows up and she is all smiles. She says she has been looking for Bully. She says she has heard things about the contract Bully has to sign next week and he may want to stay on her good side.
- Austin Aries makes his entrance for out main event. AJ Styles makes his entrance.
BFG Series: Austin Aries vs. AJ Styles
They tie up and fight to a stalemate. They collide in the center of the ring and Aries goes to the ramp to regroup. They resume the clinic in the ring. Aries sidesteps a dropkick attempt to the floor. Aries comes off the top with an axe to the floor. AJ answers with a splash from up top the floor as we go to commercial.
AJ hits Aries with a vicious dropkick in the face as we return to action. AJ drops Aries on the back of his head and Aries rolls to the floor. Styles brings him back in and works him over in the ring. Aries's mouth is busted open. Aries comes back and takes the momentum with an impactful clothesline. Aries snaps a neckbreaker across the rope and goes up top for a missile dropkick. Aries hits another dropkick in the corner.
AJ blocks the suplex attempt and perches himself up top. AJ hits a neckbreaker after Aries loses grip on the superplex. AJ goes for a springboard 450 but Aries moves and goes for a submission. Styles counters but Aries hits a brainbuster but only gets 2. Aries goes up top but AJ gets his knees up on the 450. Styles clotheslines Aries to the ramp but gets hung out on the ropes. AJ plants Aries on the ramp, face first. Aries suplexes AJ off the ramp and to the floor.
Aries goes for a suicide dive but Styles side steps and sends Aries own momentum into the steel steps. They trade shots in the center of the ring. Aries drops AJ on his head and hits the discus. AJ hits the Pele from out of nowhere. Both men lay on their backs. Aries' arm is draped over AJ and Aries raises his own shoulder at the last second to get the win. That ending sequence was more awesome than anything I could type in this report.
Winner by pin: Austin Aries
- The MEM is on the way out.
- The Main Event Mafia comes to the ring. Sting takes the mic and says they had two goals and they are halfway there. Aces & 8's music hits and they come to ringside led by Mr. Anderson and no Bully Ray. Anderson says they can fight dirty and they are not going to back down. Angle proposes a 5 on 5 match at Hardcore Justice. Angle says whoever gets pinned in that match, will have to leave TNA for good. Aces & 8's rush the ring and we have a brawl. MEM clear the ring and Anderson accepts the challenge.
The lights go out and we cut to Tito Ortiz walking down the ramp. He stands with his arms crossed and everyone including Sting, Angle, and Rampage look shocked and flustered. Ortiz continues to stare with his arms crossed as we go off the air.
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