- Thanks to Eric for the following TNA Impact Wrestling tapings from last night’s show in Orlando. These will air this Thursday, July 28th:
* Kurt Angle opens the show and calls out Hulk Hogan to squash their beef. Angle says Hogan has been calling him to join Immortal. Angle runs down Hogan and Eric Bischoff and says he is going to win the World Title at Hardcore Justice. Angle says again he has never beaten Sting. Hogan talks about being the best and carrying the business on its back, changing wrestling. Hogan says he wants Angle to make money. Angle says he respects Hogan or he would be whipping his ass right now. Angle wonders if Hogan still has it. Hogan says he won’t wrestle again due to his back surgeries. They go on and Angle thinks Hogan still has it. Angle says he won’t take money from Hogan to take out Sting and that Hogan needs to do it himself.
* Rob Van Dam beat Gunner in a Bound For Glory Series match.
* Backstage segment with Eric Bischoff, Jeff Jarrett, Abyss, Bully Ray and Mr. Anderson. The Network wants Bischoff to bring in more X Division wrestlers. Hogan walks in and talks about taking Angle out. Sting shows up in a suit, carrying a cage that’s got a cover over it. Sting says he is the executive of the Network and confirms Angle vs. Mr. Anderson in a cage match. Fortune will be around the ring as lumberjacks to make sure Immortal doesn’t interfere, like they always do.
* Alex Shelley and Brian Kendrick come out to cut a promo on Austin Aries, bringing him out. This all leads to Shelley vs. Kendrick vs. Aries for the title at Hardcore Justice. Abyss interrupts and wants his title shot against Kendrick tonight. Sting appears on the big screen and announces Abyss vs. Kendrick in Ultimate X.
* Crimson beat Bully Ray in a Bound For Glory Series match.
* Winter beat Tara.
* Traci Brooks comes out with Velvet Sky. They invite ODB and Miss Jackie down to the ring. Another long in-ring promo here. Velvet is going to take it anymore.
* Fortune is backstage talking about their six-man match at Hardcore Justice. Sting appears and says what’s in his cage is a present for Eric Bischoff.
* Brian Kendrick retained the X Division Title in Ultimate X by defeating Abyss. Kendrick countered a chokeslam attempt and grabbed the belt on the way down for the win.
* Kurt Angle beat Mr. Anderson in a steel cage match. During the match, Immortal came down and fought with Fortune who was at ringside. Mexican America also got involved. Bully Ray got in the cage and went to give Anderson a steel chair but held onto it, causing a distraction and Angle to hit the Angle Slam for the win. The lights went out and Sting appeared in the ring to raise Angle’s arm and have a few words.
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