- The 2012 Bound For Glory pre-show is hosted by Mike Tenay and Taz. We see everyone arriving earlier in the day and get promo videos for the various matches.
- JB interviews Brooke Hogan. She predicts Tara vs. Miss Tessmacher will be really awesome. Tara walks up and wants to make sure her green room is right because her Hollywood boyfriend is here to celebrate with her. Tara calls her the worse boss ever and walks off.
- We see footage from Sting's Hall of Fame induction.
- Bull Ray is backstage with Hemme. He says TNA has to trust him. Ray says more than anyone else, he wants to take Aces & 8s down.
- We see Aces & 8s members arriving in the back. They drag Joseph Park into the building with them.
- Fans have voted and they will now air Bobby Roode vs. Austin Aries from Destination X.
- We get a promo for Austin Aries vs. Jeff Hardy.
- TNA World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries comes out and talks about Jeff Hardy to get the crowd hype before we go live. Aries says one of them will be exposed to be nothing but a failure tonight and he guarantees it won't be him.
- The 2012 TNA Bound For Glory pay-per-view kicks off with a video package of stars talking about their Bound For Glory memories. We're live from Phoenix, Arizona with Taz and Mike Tenay.
TNA X Division Title Match: Zema Ion vs. Rob Van Dam
They lock up and RVD takes Zema down first. Zema complains to the referee and stalls. RVD throws him to the mat and sends him out to the floor. Zema stalls some more on the floor now.
More back and forth. Zema ends up hitting RVD hard on the barrier outside. Zema brings it back in and uses the ropes to choke RVD. A Zema sucks chant breaks out. Zema with chops in the corner now. RVD counters but gets dropped on his face on the turnbuckle. Zema goes to the top for a missile dropkick and nails it. 2 count.
RVD gets up and they trade shots in the middle of the ring. RVD lifts Zema high and dropkicks him in the gut. RVD hits Rolling Thunder and goes to the top. RVD nails the Five Star Frogsplash for the win and the belt.
Winner and New TNA X Division Champion: Rob Van Dam