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Impact opens with a recap of last weeks show. They show Angle showing up and crashing EGO's Hall of Fame induction. They show Dixie challenging Sting and Magnus and Bully Ray getting the upper hand on AJ Styles.
We go to the show and Dixie Carter is coming down the ramp. Dixie is flanked by two men in suits with a briefcase. Dixie grabs a mic and says that she says that great pieces of art take time, and Sunday, her masterpiece will take place. She says Michelangelo never had to deal with a hick like AJ Styles. She says it is her job to motivate and elevate and tonight, she is going to do both. She says she has a contract signing for AJ and Bully tonight.
She asks what if AJ Styles never made it to the contract signing. What if another talent stepped up and took his place. She indicates that if someone takes AJ out, she will give them $50,000. She says that AJ might have been dumb enough to walk away from her money, but someone else isn't. She says that creating opportunities and and making people rich is what she does best. The suit takes out the briefcase and flashes the cash.
Bully's music hits and him and Brooke head down to the ring. Bully says that Dixie and him do not usually see eye to eye, but for 50 grand, he will do whatever it takes to do what she wants.
Magnus's music hits and he comes down and grabs the mic. He says that twelve men over three months competed in the BFG series for a title shot at BFG, and now because Dixie does not like AJ Styles, she would rather give the opportunity to someone who is greedy enough. He calls Dixie boss, and says that no wonder people are saying that Dixie sucks. He says that 50 grand may be chump change to her, but it isn't to him and all these people, and that he is sick of Dixie talking every week.
Bully grabs the mic and puts over Magnus's attributes, he says the people believe in him, and that Sting believes in him. Bully says that he is now going to tell them the truth. He calls Magnus the truth and calls him a pretty boy without a tough bone in his body. Bully calls him a loser and a fraud and the biggest disappointment he has ever seen. He such a big disappointment, he is like the people of Oklahoma. Magnus punches Bully, who tumbles out of the ring and says that if Magnus wants a match against Bully, that he has got a match against him.
They show Angle in the back in a dress coat entering the arena as we go to commercial.
We are back and Bully has a hammer. He tells Knux and Garrett that they came together last week and how proud he is of the guys. He tells Knux that he will get the chance to get the $50,000, and that he will take out one half of the tag champs. He says if they get in trouble, flash the sign and Bully will be there in a second.
Daniels is coming out for a four corners match. He comes down solo without Roode or Kaz.Robbie E and Hernandez are already in the ring, as EY comes down the ramp.
Robbie E and EY start it off. EY works the arm and tags in Hernandez. Hernandez whips Robbie into the corner and he tags in Daniels. Hernandez boots Daniels in the chest and hits a clothesline and follows it up with a belly-to-belly suplex. He stomps and Hernandez but gets hit by Robbie E. Daniels comes over and dumps Hernandez out of the ring and Robbie E beats him down and tosses Hernandez back into the ring.
Daniels works over Hernandez and hits a dropkick for a two count. Daniels tags in Robbie E or punches away at Hernandez and hits a knee drop from the second rope for another two count. He locks in a front face lock, but Hernandez fights out. Daniels comes in and they try to double team Hernandez but he hits a double flying clothesline. He tags in EY who hits a double dropkick and takes out both men. Daniels and E get back in control, but fight about getting the pin.
They fight in the ring, but then Hernandez runs down the ramp and leaps over the top rope and hits a flying clothesline to Robbie E. He goes over to Daniels, but Daniels dumps him out of the ring. EY fights off Daniels and knocks him down, he climbs the top rope and hits a diving elbow. He goes for the cover, but Robbie comes in and dumps EY outside. He covers Daniels for the three count.
Winner: Robbie E
The Bromans will now be the final team in the gauntlet match.
We go to an interview with AJ in the back, but Jesse Godderz cuts him off and tries to take AJ out. AJ fights him off and say that it is going to be a long night. We then go to ads.
We come back and they hype tonights match between Bully and Magnus. We see a recap of Dixie putting the bounty on AJ.
AJ is coming down to the ring in street clothes. He grabs a mic and says that Dixie is desperate to put a bounty on his head. He says that he is flattered, because he knows that she knows that he is going to win at BFG. He says when he wins, he is going to make her pay. AJ tells everyone who wants to cash in on the bounty, he is not going to run and hide, he says that he is right here, so come and get paid.
Knux and Garrett come down to the ring and they start to beat down AJ in the corner. James Storm's music plays and Storm and Gunner come down to the ring. They chase Garrett and Knux off and hold their titles in the ring. Storm comes over to AJ and looks him the eye. Tenay acts like he is going to try and cash in on the bounty, but he just nods and AJ walks away. Gunner and Knux are on next, but we go to commercial first.
Gunner vs Knux
They start with Garrett grabbing Gunner's leg, allowing Knux to get the advantage. Knux works over Gunner and whips him off the ropes, but Gunner kicks Knux in the face, and take shim down with a shoulder tackle. They trade blows and Knux hits a big clothesline for a two count.
Knux beats him down, but Gunner fights back and they trade blows. Knux works Gunner into the corner and hits a scoop slam. He locks in a rear chin lock. Gunner fights out and dodges a leg drop from Knux. Both men hit clothesline on each other and the ref starts to count. They both get up and Gunner hits a clothesline and then an impressive fall-away slam. Gunner gets pumped up and goes for the torture rack. Knux slips out and hits a cross body for a two count.
Knux gets up and calls for Bully, but Bully does not come out and Gunner hits a spear for the win. Tenay talks about how Bully was a no-show.
We show Sabin in the back with Velvet and Sabin says that he is going to go get the money. He runs away while Velvet is left saying "This isn't you though." We them go to commercials.
We are back and Garrett is asking Knux where Bully was. They both are pissed off and say next time Bully needs their help, it is going to get really interesting.
We see the beautiful Brooke taking some selfies in the back. Gail Kim comes in and they talk about Tapa. Kim says that it is in their best interest to make sure Tapa does not get them. Brooke blows her off and says that it is every women for herself.
We get a hype video for the Ultimate X match for BFG.
Sabin is shown sneaking around backstage. He asks a security guard if he has seen AJ Styles. He turns down a hallway and Joe emerges. Joe says that Sabin does not have his priorities straight. Joe says that Sabin better keep his focus on him, because he has Joe tonight and if he gets through tonight and the Ultimate X, then he can worry about the bounty. He says that he (Joe) is a really big if.We go to commercials.
We are back and we get a recap of Bully running down Magnus and Magnus punching Bully. Magnus is shown getting ready in the back. They hype the contract singing for the world title match.
Sabin is coming down escorted by Velvet and it is time for his match against Samoa Joe. Joe comes down to a good pop by Impact standards.
Samoa Joe vs Chris Sabin
They lock up and Joe powers Sabin into the corner, but Sabin thumbs Joe in the eye. Joe turns the tables and pummels Sabin down into the corner with fists. He hits a back splash into the opposite corner and then an enzughri. He facewashes Sabin in the corner and Sabin gets out of the ring and hugs Velvet.
Joe reaches out and brings him back and in and hits a knee ot the gut. Sabin gets out of the way of a splash and Sabin chops away at Joe, but Joe no sells the,. He chops Sabin down, and Sabin gets out of the ring. Sabin walks down the aisle with Velvet and when Joe chases him, he pushes Velvet in front of him. Joe pushes her away and gets Sabin up for the Samoan drop, but Sabin gets out and hits a DDT on the ramp.
Sabin gets back in the ring for a count out, but Joe gets back at nine. Sabin gets the drop on Joe and beats him down. He goes for a splash on Joe, but Joe catches him and hits him with a uranage. Joe hits an inverted atomic drop, a clothesline and a senton for a two count. He sets Sabin up for the Musclebuster, but Sabin fights out and hits a great springboard DDT for a two count.
Sabin tries to get a roll up on Joe, but Joe slips through and locks in a chokehold for the victory.
Winner: Samoa Joe
After the match, Aries comes down and hits a missile dropkick on Joe. Hardy comes down and hits the twist of fate on Aries. Hardy sets up a ladder in the ring, but Manik comes down and pushes Hardy off and hits a diving crossbody onto Joe and Aries.
We go backstage and Bad Influence are beating down AJ. Aj gets up and fights them off, with the help of a fire extinguisher.
We come back from commercial and Ethan is doing a photoshoot. He pegs BFG and that he will make someone proud.
Magnus is out early and Tenay hypes how disgusted he was earlier about the bounty. Bully and Brooke are out next.
Bully Ray vs Magnus
They lock up and push around the ring. They have a standoff and lock up again. Bully gets the advantage and knocks Magnus down with a shoulder block. He hits a scoopslam and taunts the crowd. He hits a clothesline and punches away at Magnus in the corner. Magnues turns Bully around with some forearm shots and a big back body drop. He hits a clothesline and climbs the ropes, but Bully knocks him off and crotches him on the top rope as we go to ads.
We are back and Bully is in control. He whips Magnus into the corner and taunts the crowd. He punches Magnus back down and gets a smooch from Brooke on the outside. Bully throws Magnus into the corner. Magnus fights out, but Bully fish hooks Magnus and sends him back down. Bully goes for a Big Elbow drop, but Magnus rolls out of the way. They trade blows and Magnus gets the advantage, and hits a clothesline and then a back suplex.
Magnus hits a bicycle kick and climbs the turnbuckle and hits the flying elbow drop for a two coutn. Magnus bumps into the ref because Bully got behind the ref and pushed him in front of him. Bully takes out a steel chain, but Sting comes down and grabs the chain. Bully turns around and hits a low blow on Magnus while the ref is dealing with Sting. Bully covers Magnus for the three count.
Winner: Bully Ray
After the match, Magnus is yelling at Sting for costing him the match. Sting tries to explain his actions to Magnus and goes for a handshake. Magnus thinks about it and slaps Stings hand and walks to the back.
We see Angle heading to ring, apparently we are going to hear from him next as we cut to ads.
We are back and we see Sting and Magnus is the back. Magnus blames Sting for the loss, Sting tries to explain but Magnus is sick and tired of needing Stings help. Joe comes in and calms everyone down. Sting says in San Diego, he will be by himself, and it will be just Sting and Magnus.
Angle's music hits and Tenay talks about Angle's shocking return last week. Angle has a mic and says that it is great to be back. He says that Bobby Roode is one of the most talented wrestlers he has ever seen, that he reminds himself of Kurt 5 years ago. But when he tries to rain on his parade, he made it personal. Angle says that it is one thing to think that you are that good, but when you mess with a man's legacy, particularly Angles, he just dug his own grave.
Angle says that he may be one of the best today, but he will never be Kurt Angle. Roode's music plays and he comes down looking very serious. Roode gets in the ring and stares down Angle. He has a mic and says that he is right, Roode will never be Kurt Angle. Roode says that he is okay with that, because he does not want to be Kurt Angle. Not here, not today. Maybe a few years ago, when Kurt was the be all and end all of professional wrestling. Right now, Roode is the be all and end all, he says that Angle is mad that Roode ruined Kurt's induction, but last week, Kurt ruined Roode's induction.
He says that he knows that Angle knows that Roode deserves to be in the HOF more then him. What has Kurt done lately? He says that Angle beat Roode two years ago at BFG, and that woke Roode up, and inspired him to become the longest reinging champion in TNA history. He says this Sunday, he will not be a Kurt Angle, he is going to be Booby Roode, and Bobby Roode is going to beat Kurt Angle.
Angle asks how he is going to beat Kurt Angle, when he is the one tapping. Roode says that be won't be tapping, because... and he punches Kurt. He starts to beat Angle down, but Angle turns things around and locks in the Ankle Lock. Bad Influence come down and beat down Angle. Roode sends them out and locks in the crossface and makes Angle tap out. Roode grabs the mic and says "As I was saying, I'm going to make you tap."
The contract signing is up next as we cut to ads.
We are back and JB is there with Dixie and the suits with the briefcase. Bully comes out with Brooke and then AJ comes down in street clothes. Bully and AJ lock eyes as JB runs down the contract. Bully grabs the clipboard and signs the contract. He grabs the mic and says he did not waste anytime signing the contract because he is going make this real simple. AJ can't beat him. AJ doesn't have the heart or the balls to beat him. Bully says that in 1985, Ric Flair destroyed Dusty Rhodes. A month later, Dusty returned and told the world that Flair had put him, the wrestling industry and the fans on hard times. Almost 30 years later, Bully says that he has put the wrestling world on hard times, and how he beat Jeff for the title, and then defeated Sting. He ran Chris Sabin back into the X division, and make no mistake, he ran Hogan out of TNA and put him on hard times.
Bully says that in three days at BFG, when he defeats AJ, he is going to put AJ on hard times. He is going to put his fans on hard times, and most of all, he is going to put AJ on such hard times that he is going to have no contract, and his wife and his kids are going to walk out on AJ. Bully says that he is the Darth Vader of wrestling, and that AJ is no Luke Skywalker.
AJ grabs the mic and reminds Bully that he is no Ric Falir. That was in the past, and that they are in the future. He tells the people that Bully is a big, dumb b---h, and that he has no idea who he is getting into the ring with. He says he has everything to lose, and everything to gain. He is the most desperate man he has ever wrestled, and that he will make Bully pay.
AJ throws the mic down and says that he will be the next world champion. AJ signs the contract. Bully says to hold on, and that he is not going to put his title on the line. Instead, he is going to cash in that bounty. He tries to hit AJ with his chain, but AJ ducks and hits him with the briefcase. AJ opens the briefcase and sees all the money. He throws it at Dixie as him and Bully exchange words to close out the show.
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