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– We get a viewer discretion warning graphic as we go to crowd shots from Norfolk, VA. Tables and ladders are set up at ringside. Austin Aries is introduced for a BFG ladder match worth 20 points. A clipboard with a “20” is hanging above the ring. Kazarian, AJ Styles, and Jeff Hardy make their entrances.
BFG Ladder Match (20 Points): Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries vs. Kazarian vs. AJ Styles
The bell rings and Kaz rushes out to introduce a ladder but he is cut off from getting back in from the ramp by all 3 men. Aries goes out and mixes it up and knocks Kaz off the ramp and dives onto him with a double axe from the turnbuckle. Hardy follows with a dropkick through the ropes to Aries and AJ finishes it up with a dive onto Hardy on the floor. With bodies on the floor, Kaz brings a ladder in the ring but Hardy and Aries knock him off. Aries and Jeff mix it up in the ring.
Hardy hits a head scissors to Aries and he goes flying out to the floor. AJ comes in and moves the ladder from the center of the ring and tosses Hardy to the floor. Styles goes to set up the ladder but Kaz slingshots in with a DDT from the apron. Aries joins the mix and drives Kaz’ neck across the ropes as he drops down. Aries takes care of AJ as he sets up the ladder under the clipboard. Hardy cuts him off. Aries stomps Hardy in the corner as Kaz drives AJ’s head into the post on the floor.
Aries scales the ladder but Hardy pulls him off again. AJ and Kaz continue to brawl on the floor. Aries and Hardy climb opposite sides of the ladder and they topple onto the other men on the apron. Bodies are lying as we go to commercial. Kaz drives Aries head into the ladder as we return. Kaz gets knocked to the floor, AJ springs off the ropes and flies with a forearm to Aries. Styles scales the ladder but Aries hangs on to his leg and pulls him down as Kaz assaults him with another ladder. Kaz throws the ladder at Aries and knocks him down. He sets up the ladder right next to the first one in the center of the ring. All four men climb the 2 ladders. Aries sunset flip powerbombs Hardy off the ladder and the crowd goes nuts.
Kazarian and Styles push each other off the ladder. AJ sets up a ladder in the corner and Aries charges into him. Aries and Hardy fight on the ladder, Hardy is knocked off. AJ goes to powerbomb Aries off the ladder but transitions into the Styles Clash; Kazarian interrupts with an STO. Kaz and Hardy climb the ladder but Aries dropkicks them both off from the top turnbuckle. Now Aries tries again as Bobby Roode and Daniels appear on the ramp. AJ springs onto the ladder from the ropes, Hardy pushes the ladder, AJ and Aries go crashing to the mat.
Hardy sends Kaz into the ladder in the corner and hits the Twist of Fate. Hardy goes to climb but Roode gets in and pulls him off. Hardy mule kicks Roode. Hardy goes back up but Kaz throws an appletini in his face and he grabs the clipboard.
Winner of 20 points: Kazarian
Roode, Kaz, and Daniels gloat and celebrate on the ramp.
– The Main Event Mafia is on the way out.
– Chris Sabin talks in the back about watching Bully and Devon put a man through a table of fire with thumbtacks when he was a kid. But he says he will leave tonight as the World Champion.
– Dixie Carter is in the ring with MEM. She says Kurt Angle is in a rehab facility and she wishes him well and that he will be back soon. Aces & 8’s, lead by Mr. Anderson, come down. No Bully Ray. Anderson and his boys get in the ring as Rampage takes off his jacket. Anderson says it looks like MEM has one week to find a new partner. Anderson goes through each member and says Aces & 8’s will have the distinction of destroying all their careers.
Magnus responds and says Anderson need only be worried about his immediate future, when he will get punched in his mouth. The crowd is fully behind Magnus and he proposes that maybe they will find their new partner in the audience. Magnus says one of the Aces & 8s’s is getting the pink slip. Anderson counts the numbers each team has and unloads on Magnus. A brawl ensues as Aces & 8’s lay out MEM and stand tall.
– We go to a shot of Tito Ortiz arriving from earlier in the day.
– The Knockouts are on the way out for a 3-way. (Stop it)
Hardcore Justice Triple Threat: Gail Kim vs. ODB vs. Mickie James
No DQ’s, no count out. ODB goes right at and takes control of both women right off the ramp. Gail and Mickie double team ODB and slap fives. Gail beats on ODB as Mickie goes to get a chair. Mickie and Gail fight over the chair but set it up in the corner and send ODB into it. Gail and Mickie fight for pinning privileges. Mickie throws Gail to the floor, Gail pulls ODB out and drives her to the floor. Gail looks for something under the ring. Mickie comes up from behind and lays her out. Mickie starts to beat ODB with a kendo stick in the ring. ODB turns it around and swings the stick at both women and lays them out.
ODB removes her bra and wraps it around Mickie’s neck and tosses her across the ring. Then she uses it to hang Gail in the ropes. Mickie James attacks her from behind and lays her out. Gail puts the figure 4 on ODB around the post as Mickie stretches ODB’s upper body out. Gail lets go and confronts Mickie in the ring. ODB takes a swig from her flask and sprays it but Gail ducks and ODB gets Mickie in the face. Gail grabs the stick but ODB shuts her down. ODB hits a Samoan Drop to a steel chair and pins Gail. Mickie tries but is too late to break the count.
Winner by pin: ODB
– Sting tells his boys in the back that they need a replacement partner. He says he knows nobody likes him, but he is going to talk to Austin Aries.
– Back from a break as Sting talks to Aries in the locker room. Sting says they want to get rid of Aces & 8’s and he knows Aries hates them as much as they do. He asks Aries to join them. Sting says they don’t have to be friends because they have a common enemy. Aries ponders as we cut away.
– Bobby Roode is approached in the back. He says timing is everything. He says he is now in line to be 2nd place in the BFG.
– MEM discuss things as they wait on Sting. Sting enters and says now he hates Aries too. Aries said “no.” Rampage says he has a solution and he heads to the ring. Sting tells Joe to go with him.
– A video package runs for tonight’s cage match between Sabin vs. Bully for the title.
– Bully talks on the phone to his “honey.” He says he knows this isn’t the normal relationship. He says tonight is about him and next week it is about them. He agrees that next week they tell the world the truth. He ends with, “I love you too, Brooke.”
– Rampage and Samoa Joe make their way to the ring. Rampage talks about MMA fans calling him a sell-out. He says he loves TNA and it is things like that that give him his edge. He says he didn’t come here to get his a** kicked by some dudes on a Moped. He calls out Tito Ortiz. Tito comes out and stands face to face with Rampage. Rampage says everyone knows they have a Bellator fight on November 2nd but right now MEM needs Tito’s help. Tito says he came to Impact to make headlines. Before he can go further, Bully Ray interrupts.
Bully says if he didn’t have a title to win tonight, he would come in the ring and beat the piss out of all of them. He warns Tito that if he gets in his way, he will make him his “Huntington Beach Bi*ch.” Rampage and Joe have to hold Tito back. Mr. Anderson joins Bully on the ramp and makes his way to the ring for our next BFG contest.
– Back from a break with tables at all corners of the ring. Joe and Magnus are in the ring. Bobby Roode makes his entrance. Magnus attacks him on the ramp.
BFG Tables Match (20 Points): Magnus vs. Bobby Roode vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Samoa Joe
Anderson and Joe brawl at ringside. Roode sets up a table in the ring. Anderson unloads on Joe in the ring. Magnus takes over on Anderson. Roode comes in from behind and stomps Magnus in the corner. Roode sets up a table in the ring. Joe and Magnus go on a flurry on Roode. Joe and Magnus go for dueling simultaneous powerbombs but Roode and Anderson wiggle out.
Joe pairs off with Roode and Anderson with Magnus at ringside. Joe rings the bell on Roode’s groin. Magnus goes for a powerbomb on Anderson on the ramp but is unable. Anderson hits a low-blow on Magnus. Joe saves Magnus from a table and headbutts Anderson and then a boot to the face. Magnus sets up a table in the ring and goes to slam Roode into it. Roode wiggles out and hits a spinebuster to Magnus. All four men in the ring now. Roode gets knocked to the floor and Joe hits him with a suicide dive. Magnus drops Anderson in the ring.
Magnus set up a table but Anderson hits him with the Mic Check. Joe comes back in and goes for a Muscle Buster with Anderson, on the table, but Roode moves the table. Kazarian and Daniels come down to ringside. Daniels throws an appletini into Magnus’ eyes and Roode powerbombs him through the table.
Winner of 20 points: Bobby Roode
– The cage is being set up around the ring.
– Sting, in the back, says Tito is going to be an asset wherever he goes, but not necessarily to MEM. He says he does think that Tito is a good move but also, “Be careful what you wish for.”
– Sabin stretches in his locker room.
– Anderson and Bully have some words in the back. Anderson asks if Bully can beat Sabin. They argue. Bully asks if he has the support of his club. Anderson says they are not his enemy. Bully says he certainly doesn’t look like his ally.
– Bully Ray makes his entrance, alone, as we go to break. World Champion makes his entrance and Bully gets in his face from the cage.
World Championship Cage Match: Chris Sabin (c) vs. Bully Ray
JB does the formal ring introductions. We get a #CageMatch in the corner of the screen. Bully easily slams Sabin to start off. He does it again and verbally bashes Sabin. Sabin gets up and shoves Bully. They lock up and Bully picks Sabin up and walks around a bit and then slams him with authority. Sabin goes into a flurry and drops Bully in the corner and follows up with a dropkick to the face. Sabin goes to lift Bully on his back but Bully doesn’t allow it. Bully turns it back around and drives his boot into Sabin’s face. Bully tosses Sabin into the cage like a rag doll.
Back from a break as Bully continues to slowly punish Sabin. Sabin tries to fight back but Bully shuts him down with a headbutt and drops a big elbow for a 2 count. Bully dares Sabin to hit him in the face, Sabin gets in some forearms and almost pins Bully with a backslide. Bully drops Sabin with a clothesline and resumes the punishment. Bully hits a back bodydrop. The pace is excruciatingly slow. Sabin counters a powerbomb and transitions into a sleeper. Bully backs him into the corner to release the hold.
Sabin hits a tornado spike DDT off the 2nd buckle. Both men are laid out. They exchange shots in the center of the ring. Sabin hits an Enzuigiri and then hits an AA to Bully. Sabin is fired up and beats Bully with his vest. Sabin plays to the fans but turns around into a big boot and Bully gets 2. Bully hits a Samoan Drop and only gets 2. The crowd is dead. Bully goes to escape the cage but Sabin cuts him off. Sabin gets some of a hurricanrana off the top rope. Bully sells his shoulder. Bully blocks a suplex and hits his own.
Bully tells the ref to open the door but Sabin pulls him back in. Bully then pulls Sabin back in too. Bully lifts Sabin and his feet knock out the ref. Then Sabin ducks and Bully squashes the ref between the cage. Sabin hits an Enzuigiri and dropkicks Bully head-first into the cage. Sabin hits a missile dropkick and gets a visual 3-count but the ref is out. Sabin goes to escape the cage but Mr. Anderson appears and slams the door in his head and holds it closed. He quotes Gandolf and says, “You shall not pass.”
Tito and Rampage run down. Rampage tosses Anderson off the ramp. Tito hits Rampage in the head with a ball peen hammer. Bully throws Sabin into the ring and hits a Bully Bomb and stacks him up for the win.
Winner by pin And New TNA World Champion: Bully Ray
Tito and Bully embrace in the ring. Taz joins them in the ring to celebrate as Tenay sells the swerve.
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