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.
– Christy Hemme interviews King Mo and he talks about bringing order to his people in the James Storm vs. Bobby Roode match later tonight.
– 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.
– JB interviews Hulk Hogan. his mission tonight ids to rid TNA of Aces & 8s. He will be in the back watching closely as Sting and Bully Ray represent TNA in the ring.
– 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
– JB is backstage with Magnus and a Twitter question. Magnus says he is free tonight. He has broken out of political prison. He asks Samoa Joe how he will recover from the most devastating loss of his career.
TNA Television Title Match: Magnus vs. Samoa Joe
Out first comes Magnus followed by the TNA TV Champion Samoa Joe. They lock up and trade holds before breaking. They lock up again and go to the corner before Magnus backs off. Another lock up and they go to the corner again. Joe with a back splash and a kick in the corner. Joe with right hands now. The referee backs Joe off and Magnus gets in a cheap shot. Magnus with uppercuts but Joe comes right back. Magnus with a clothesline. Magnus with knees and forearm shots in the corner. Joe comes back with right hands but Magnus drops him with a high knee.
Magnus with a big elbow to the back and another pin attempt. Magnus with more uppercuts. Joe fires back with open slaps but Magnus drops him with a big driver. 2 count for Magnus. Magnus rams Joe back into the corner. Joe runs into a boot but caches Magnus with an atomic drop. Joe with a senton for a close 2 count. Joe with a big snap slam for another pin attempt. Joe catches Magnus with a powerbomb for another 2 count. Joe goes for the crossface and locks it in. Magnus goes for the ropes but Joe pulls his arms back and tightens the hold. Magnus finally gets his legs to the ropes and breaks it.
Joe goes for the Musclebuster but Magnus rakes his eyes. They end up on the top and Joe headbutts him to the apron. Magnus with a big knee to the mouth and Joe falls to the mat. Magnus goes to the top for the elbow drop and nails it but Joe kicks out at 2. Joe gets riled up and fires away with rights. Joe goes for the rear-naked choke but it’s countered. 2 count by Magnus. Joe goes for the choke again but it’s blocked with a jawbreaker. Magnus takes out Joe’s knee and he goes down. Magnus goes for a Figure Four but Joe locks in the choke for the submission win.
Winner: Samoa Joe
– JB is backstage with Bobby Roode. He talks about his feud with James Storm and says King Mo won’t be able to stop him from ending Storm’s career tonight.
– We get a video package looking at Storm vs. Roode.
Street Fight: James Storm vs. Bobby Roode
Special Enforcer: King Mo
We go to the ring and out first comes tonight’s special enforcer King Mo. Out next comes Bobby Roode followed by his opponent James Storm.
The bell rings and they have words in the middle of the ring. Earl Hebner is the referee while King Mo watches from ringside. Storm and Roode start brawling and Storm drops Roode first. Roode turns it around in the corner but Storm comes back with a clothesline. Storm with a big backdrop but Roode sends him to the floor. Storm pulls Roode down and hits him with a knee to the face. Roode beats Storm around the ring and has a brief staredown with Mo. Storm also gets in his face. Storm uses a chair but Roode whips him into the barrier. Storm counters and leg sweeps Roode’s head into the barrier. Storm goes for Eye of the Storm on the table but Roode slides out and hits an elbow. Roode slingshots Storm into the ring post.
Storm is busted open now. Roode grabs a trash can from under the ring and tosses it in. Roode grabs a chair and hits Storm in the gut with it. Roode with a chairshot to the back now. Roode brings Storm back in the ring as the crowd chants for tables. Roode brings a kendo stick in. Roode wedges a steel chair in the corner but Storm gets up. Storm attacks with the kendo stick and beats Roode to the mat. Storm puts the trash can between Roode’s legs and whacks it with the kendo stick. Storm charges but Roode dumps him out to the entrance ramp. Storm hits a draping DDT from the second rope to the entrance ramp as Mo looks on and cringes.
Storm gets a steel crutch from a fan and hits Roode with it. Storm with a DDT on the ramp now. They trade shots with trash can lids now and it gets nasty. Storm grabs the whole trash can and drops Roode with it. Storm charges but Roode hits a big spinebuster on the ramp. They go around the ring and Storm drops Roode with a pan shot to the face. Storm pours a beer all over himself but Roode comes back with more offense. Storm counters and slams Roode’s face into the announce table. Storm climbs up on top for a big suplex but Roode fights him off. Roode spears Storm off the announce table but it looks like Storm DDT’s him to the floor and they both go down. The crowd chants “holy shit” and Storm’s face is covered in blood.
Roode brings it back in for a 2 count. Roode corners Hebner and yells at him but Mo makes the save. Mo and Roode have words. Storm comes from behind and takes Roode down. Storm gets the fans pumped and nails Last Call for a very close 2 count. Storm goes for another but Roode catches it and throws him into the wedged steel chair he set up earlier. Roode rolls Storm up and grabs his tights but Storm kicks out at 2. Roode takes Storm to the top and goes under the ring for something. Roode takes too long and Storm looks around. Roode grabs a steel chair and hits Storm in the back with it. Roode brings a bag of thumbtacks in the ring and empties it. Roode climbs back up for a superplex on the tacks but Storm fights him. Storm knocks Roode back onto the tacks. Storm leaps off the top with an elbow but Roode barely kicks out at 2. Lots of blood and thumbtacks as the fans chant this is awesome. Roode connects with a low blow. Roode goes under the ring and brings out a six pack of beer. Roode takes a sip and goes to hit Storm with a bottle but Storm low blows him. Storm takes a sip of beer and smashes the bottle on Roode’s head. Storm hits Last Call, sending Roode back onto the thumbtacks for the win.
Winner: James Storm
– JB is backstage with Joey Ryan. Ryan talks about the Gutcheck judges and says after he beats Al Snow tonight, he will be a full time TNA roster member. Ryan says he’s bringing sleazy back to Bound For Glory.
– We get a promo video for Joey Ryan vs. Al Snow
Joey Ryan vs. Al Snow
We go to the ring and out first comes Joey Ryan. Out next comes TNA agent and Gutcheck judge Al Snow. Snow isn’t wearing his old gear but is dressed in workout pants and a tank top. He also doesn’t have Head with him but does the gesture as the crowd chants.
They go to lock up and Ryan stalls in the corner. Snow invites Ryan to wrestle him on the mat and he does. Snow sends him to the corner to regroup. Snow does it again but Ryan tries to kick him. Snow grabs the kick and smacks him in the face. More back and forth. Snow smacks him again. Snow with an elbow, a clothesline and a hip toss now. Snow scoopslams Ryan and drops a big elbow.
Ryan turns it around and shows off in the corner. Ryan with a suplex and a pin attempt. Ryan shows off some more after a big right hand and goes back for another. Snow comes back with a clothesline and a back body drop. Al with a series of headbutts and a big slam on Ryan’s head for 2. Snow goes under the ring and brings out Head to a big pop from the crowd. Snow brings Head into the ring but the referee grabs it. Ryan shoves Snow into the referee and they go down. Ryan dropkicks Snow out of the ring and grabs Head. Ryan makes out with Head and tosses it. Ryan with a baseball slide but Snow traps him in the apron and fires away. Snow grabs Head again but turns around to a Carbon Footprint from Matt Morgan out of nowhere. Morgan rolls Snow back into the ring where the referee wakes up and Ryan covers for the win. Ryan has earned a contract.
Winner: Joey Ryan
– After the match, Morgan enters the ring as Ryan celebrates. Morgan stands over Snow and mouths something to the crowd. Ryan grabs his leg and gets up. They shake hands. Morgan tells the camera he’s going to take out the whole roster.
– JB is backstage with TNA Tag Team Champions Kazarian and Daniels to talk about tonight’s match.
– We get a video package for the three-way.
TNA Tag Team Title Match: Kurt Angle & AJ Styles vs. Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Kazarian & Daniels
We go to the ring and out first comes the team of Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez. Kurt Angle and AJ Styles are out next followed by the TNA Tag Team Champions Kazarian and Daniels.
It’s going to be Chavo starting out with Styles. They lock up and trade holds. AJ drops Chavo and tags in Angle. Angle works over Chavo in the corner and drops him with an uppercut. More offense in the corner from Angle. Chavo comes right back and they go at it. Angle slams Chavo and Daniels tags himself in. Angle kicks Daniels on his way out and Styles tags himself in. Chavo drops Styles and in comes Hernandez for some double teaming. Hernandez with a bearhug and a big overhead suplex. Chavo tags in for more double teaming. Another tag to Hernandez for even more double teaming and a 2 count.
Kaz and AJ are the legal ones in now and they go at it. Angle tags in and hits a back suplex on Kaz. Chavo is back in and he goes at it with Kaz now. Lots of tags in the match so far. Chavo beats Kaz down in the corner and back in comes Hernandez for more double teaming. Hernandez with a big backbreaker from his shoulders and tag right back to Chavo. Chavo with a leg drop and a 2 count. Daniels comes back in but Chavo kicks him. Styles and Daniels go at it now. Kaz clothesline AJ while the referee isn’t looking. More double teaming by the champs and a 2 count.
Kaz keeps AJ grounded on the mat now. AJ ends up hitting a pele and tagging in Angle. Angle unloads on everyone and clears the apron. Angle with clotheslines for Daniels and a big release suplex. Angle suplexes Kaz and hits the German pair. Daniels goes for a roll up but Angle turns it into the ankle lock. Angle hits the third German on Kaz now. Angle fights them both off. He leaps up to the top and throws Kaz into Daniels. Chavo comes in and Angle drops him also with a suplex. Kaz finally takes Angle down with a DDT. Hernandez comes in but AJ hits a big forearm on him. Daniels with a STO on AJ. Daniels kicks Angle to the floor and hits a Best Moonsault Ever. Hernandez leaps over the top and takes Daniels out with a big shot. Kaz with a hurricanrana onto Hernandez from the top. Kaz lands hard on his shoulder and the crowd chants holy shit. AJ drops Chavo in the ring. AJ springboards over and out to the floor, taking out Daniels and Hernandez on the floor. Chavo suplexes Angle into the ring and hits 2 out of 3. Angle blocks the third with an Angle Slam. Angle goes to the top but Hernandez grabs him. AJ makes the save and they double suplex Hernandez. Kaz comes in and drops AJ. Daniels hits a BME but AJ barely kicks out at 2.
Chavo leaps from the top and takes out Kaz it looks like on the floor. Daniels and AJ go at it in the ring now. Hernandez tags himself in and takes Daniels down with a shoulder. Hernandez nails Border Toss and Chavo hits the Frogsplash as Hernandez covers for the win and the belts.
Winners and New TNA Tag Team Champions: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez
– After the match, the new champs celebrate as we go to replays. Christy Hemme interviews them on the ramp after the match and Chavo is excited. Chavo dedicates the win to Eddie Guerrero.
– We get a look at tonight’s Knockouts Title match.
TNA Knockouts Title Match: Tara vs. Miss Tessmacher
We go to the ring and out comes the challenger Tara. The TNA Knockouts Champion Miss Tessmacher is out next.
They start the match with an intense staredown. Taryn Terrell is the referee. Tessmacher shoves Tara and here we go. Tessmacher with an early pin attempt. Tessmacher drops Tara and pops her rear above her. More offense from Tessmacher as Tara goes to the floor to regroup. Tara turns it around and kicks Tessmacher out to the floor. They go at it at ringside now. Tara brings it back in the ring and keeps control. Tara chokes Tessmacher and throws her into the corner for shoulder thrusts now. Tessmacher counters with a roll up but Tara takes her back to the mat and mounts her. Tara rubs her face into the mat and pulls her hair now. 2 count for Tara.
Tessmacher fights back and nails a DDT. Tara comes back and slams her face in the mat again. Tessmacher turns it around in her favor this time and slams Tara’s face. More offense from the champ. She goes up top and hits a head scissors on Tara. Tara blocks a move and takes Tessmacher to the top. Tessmacher shoves her to the mat. Tara comes back and hits Widow’s Peak for the win and the title.
Winner and New TNA Knockouts Champion: Tara
– After the match, Tara takes the mic and says she has been so inspired lately. Tara says she didn’t do this for the fans, she did it for her sweet, sexy, handsome and perfect Hollywood boyfriend, she says. She says we may have seen him on TMZ because he’s kind of a big deal. She introduces her boo… Jesse Godderz from Big Brother. Out comes Mr. Pec-tacular and they make out in the ring. The fans chant “who are you?” Godderz puts the belt around Tara’s waist before kissing some more.
– We see footage from Sting’s Hall of Fame induction on Saturday night.
– They air a promo video looking at Aces & 8s.
No DQ Match: Sting and Bully Ray vs. Aces & 8s
We go to the ring and out first comes Team TNA with Sting and Bully Ray. Ray is wearing old school Sting face paint wh8ile Sting is wearing a Bully Ray t-shirt. Two members of Aces & 8s come out with Joseph Park. They cuff him to the barrier and smack him which brings Sting and Ray over to begin the brawl.
There’s two different brawls going around ringside. Ray drops his guy and goes to help Sting with some double teaming. Ray grabs a piece of table and smashes it on the biker’s head. The crowd chants for tables. Ray gets thrown into the steel tables but Sting splashes from behind. Sting gets thrown into the barrier and brought back in the ring for a beatdown. The masked man works Sting over in the corner and slams him for a 2 count. The other man tags in and clotheslines Sting for another 2 count. Aces & 8s with some double teaming and another 2 count on Sting.
More clotheslines and pin attempts from the bikers. Sting turns it around and goes for the Scorpion Death Lock. He locks it in but the other man comes in and breaks it up. Sting counters again and drops the biker with a Death Drop. Ray tags in as does the other masked man. Ray unloads on both of them. Ray with lots of rights and a big neckbreaker. Ray goes to the middle rope for a shoulder block. Ray gets kicked in the back by the other man and they double team him in the corner now. Ray turns it around with a double clothesline and splashes one of them for a 2 count. Sting fights one man around ringside while Rey gets beat down in the ring by the other. The one guy brings a steel chair in but Ray kicks him in the head. Another masked man runs down and hits Ray with a low blow from behind. He grabs a steel chair and spits on Park. Park rips the handcuff off and breaks free. Park comes in and tackles the new masked man. Park unloads with rights. Park fights the man up the ramp and to the back. The two bikers attack Sting and Ray from behind in the ring and take back control.
Sting and Ray come back to hit a Doomsday Device. Ray splashes in the corner and so does Sting. Sting tells Ray to get the tables and he brings one in. Ray sets it up. One of the men drag Sting out of the ring and beat him down. Ray grabs the other in the ring but another biker attacks from behind. The man slams Ray through the table and the other covers for the win out of nowhere. Aces & 8s has won access to TNA.
Winners: Aces & 8s
– After the match, a bunch of masked men rush the ring and continue the attack on Ray and Sting. Hulk Hogan’s music hits and out he comes. One biker charges on the ramp but Hogan takes him out with a right. Two more go down with rights. And another. Hogan rips his shirt off as the crowd pops. Hogan enters the ring and only one man is standing. He hits Hogan but Hogan starts to hulk up. Hogan with right hands now. Hogan drops the man with a big boot. Sting grabs the man while Hogan takes his mask off. It’s revealed to be Devon. Ray looks shocked as does everyone else. Devon laughs at everyone and calls them idiots. Devon leaves with his biker gang as the crowd boos. Ray, Sting and Hogan look at each other in shock as we end the segment.
– JB is backstage with Austin Aries talking about tonight’s main event.
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries
We go to the ring and out first comes the challenger Jeff Hardy. The TNA World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries is out next. JB does formal ring introductions as we get ready to start.
Hardy starts off with a mush shot. They lock up and Aries goes for the arm and takes Hardy to the mat. They trade holds and tangle on the mat. Hardy smacks Aries and sends him out to the ramp to regroup. They lock up again and go to the corner. Hardy breaks and Aries shoves him back. Hardy strikes and slams Aries hard into the corner. Aries with a side headlock takedown. More back and forth. Hardy with stomps in the corner.
Aries ends up hitting a big dropkick to the face and putting the boots to Hardy. Aries with a big shot to the face on the apron. Aries runs around the ring wasting time and comes back in to Hardy. Aries sits on the top rope and shows off but moves out of the way when Hardy charges pissed off. Aries stalls some more but Hardy kicks him coming in the ring this time. Hardy with a big suplex and a 2 count. Hardy kicks Aries back to the floor and leaps off the apron with a double sledge to the back. They tangle and Hardy slams Aries hard into the steel steps. Hardy with another shot into the fan barrier. Hardy leaps off the steel steps and collides with Aries on the barrier.
More back and forth. Hardy misses Whisper in the Wind as Aries moves. Aries goes to the top for a splash and a 2 count. Aries with a knee to the back and another. Aries with an elbow to the back for a 2 count now. They go on and Aries ends up hitting a backbreaker over the knee for another 2 count. Aries with a submission into a 2 count now. The crowd chants for Aries and Hardy now. Aries with shoulder thrusts in the corner. Aries goes to the top and dropkicks Hardy in the back of the head for another 2 count. Hardy blocks a Brainbuster and hits a front suplex.
Hardy with rights but Aries hits a knee to the gut. Aries with a corkscrew shot for another pin attempt. Aries keeps Hardy down with a front facelock now. Hardy counters a Last Chancery attempt and we get more back and forth. Hardy with a huge inverted powerbomb that drops Aries on his face. Hardy with offense now. Aries blocks and comes off the second rope but Hardy continues his offense. Hardy with a double dropkick and a 2 count. Hardy nails Whisper in the Wind but Aries kicks out at 2. A Twist of Fate is blocked but Hardy sends Aries to the floor and into the barrier. Hardy leaps over the top rope but Aries moves and Hardy hits the floor. Aries returns to the ring and dives through the ropes to take Hardy out. Aries waits as the referee counts Hardy. Hardy gets up so Aries dives through again. Aries brings him back in for another close 2 count. Aries is busted open now. Another 2 count. Aries applies Last Chancery but Hardy won’t submit. Aries throws Hardy to the ramp. Aries goes for a Brainbuster on the ramp but Hardy blocks. Aries blocks Twist of Fate and clotheslines Hardy into the ropes. Aries drops the back of Hardy’s head over the ramp and ring. Aries with a missile dropkick in the ring now. Aries goes for a dropkick in the corner but Hardy gets his boot up. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Hardy blocks the big forearm with Twist of Fate for a close 2 count. Hardy goes to the top but Aries knocks him down in the corner. Aries climbs up for a superplex but Hardy fights him. Aries nails a huge hurricanrana from the top and waits for Hardy to get up. Aries hits the dropkick in the corner and the Brainbuster for a very close 2 count. Aries takes Hardy back to the top for a stomp but Hardy blocks it. Hardy hits a stunner and a Twist of Fate. Hardy goes to the top and hits the Swanton for the win and the title.
Winner and New TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Hardy
– After the match, Hardy celebrates as Aries recovers out on the floor. We go to quick replays as it looks like the show ran late tonight. Hardy continues his celebration as Bound For Glory goes off the air.
This had to be one of the best PPV’s I’ve seen in a long time… WWE hell in a cell needs a great start to finish to beat this ppv.