We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘I Can’t Wait for Halloween Horror Nights’ Tenay and Taz.
Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring and he is on a mission.
Angle wants Hulk Hogan to come out so they can end this once and for all. Hulk Hogan obliges Angle and he joins Hogan in the ring.
Angle says that Hogan has been blowing up his phone, but Angle figured that Hogan would have received the message since Angle did not answer. Angle says that there is nothing appealing about Immortal because it is full of asskissers and is led by the two biggest scumbags in wrestling.
Angle says that he is going to beat Sting for the World Title and because he has never beaten Sting without outside interference. Angle says that he will win at Hardcore Justice and he will prove that he is the best in the world. Angle asks Hogan if he knows what it is like to be the best in the world.
Hogan wants to know if Angle is calling him out because he wants to know if Hogan knows how it feels to be the best in the world. Hogan tells Kurt Angle that he knows what it is like to be the best. He knows what it is like when there was no Sting, Matt Morgan, RVD, or Kurt Angle. He knew what it was like when there was an Andre the Giant. He took the companies on his back and he made it into an international phenomenon.
He knows what it is like to have sixteen year old punks wanting to being like him. In 1984, when Angle was pooping in his diapers, he was packing them in so he knows what it is like to be the best. Now that he can see that they have this cleared up, he says that he was calling Angle because he thought that Angle had a vision of a higher level that he can work at. One that means Angle making more money. Hogan points out that Angle’s kids can’t eat his gold medals. Hogan says that he was going to offer Angle more money and Hogan points out that Angle is disrespecting him.
Angle says that the reason he is not kicking Hogan’s ass is because he respects Hogan. Angle says that he is not Ken Anderson. He cannot be bought. When he signed five years ago with Dixie Carter, he vowed to be the best in the ring. Angle says that he paid to see Hogan back in the day because he was the best and he was one of a kind. Now the name Hulk Hogan means something different because Hogan can’t go any more.
Hogan tells Angle to stop because Hogan says that he is never going to step in this ring to wrestle again. After thirty years of being the greatest wrestler and eight back surgeries and hip and knee replacements. Hogan tells Angle that if he says something about his wife or family, he might have to take care of Angle. Maybe Angle is training for the Olympics because he didn’t pin his opponent in 1996. If Angle wants to fight him for his pride, we are getting close to seeing that.
Angle says that Sting was right and Angle says that he lit a fire under Hogan’s ass. Angle says that he wants to go back to the Olympics because the fire still burns. He tells Hogan to prove it if he can still go again.
Hogan wants Angle to tell him straight so he asks Kurt Angle one more time.
Angle says that if Hogan wants to offer him a lot of money to take care of Sting, why doesn’t Hogan do it himself. Why not prove that he can do it one more time. Angle tells Hogan not to call him again.
Eric Bischoff enters the building and he is on the phone. He is given an envelope by the Network and we go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage from last week’s match between Rob Van Dam and Scott Steiner.
Match Number One: Gunner (28 Points) versus Rob Van Dam (21 Points) in a Bound for Glory Series Match
Gunner runs Van Dam into the corner and he punches and chokes Van Dam in the corner. Gunner with shoulders in the corner. Van Dam with forearms and a body scissors rollup for a near fall. Van Dam with a side head lock and kick to Gunner. Gunner blocks a round kick and he runs Van Dam into the corner and gets a near fall. Gunner with a running back elbow for a near fall.
Van Dam with a jawbreaker and then Van Dam goes to the corner for a cross body and a near fall. Gunner with a clothesline for a near fall. Gunner with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot and Van Dam goes up top for a thrust kick. Van Dam chokes Gunner with his boot and the referee warns him. Van Dam misses a slingshot leg drop on the apron when Gunner moves. Gunner waits for Van Dam to enter and he connects with a shoulder. Van Dam tries to slingshot in but Gunner drops Van Dam on the top rope and gets a near fall after rolling Van Dam back into the ring.
Van Dam with a kick in the corner followed by a springboard thrust kick and a rolling senton splash. Gunner rolls to the floor and he pulls Van Dam to the floor and then he slams Van Dam on the floor. Gunner rolls Van Dam back into the ring and Gunner goes up top but he takes too long. Van Dam with a forearm and then Van Dam climbs the turnbuckles but Gunner sends him to the mat. Van Dam with a front face lock but Gunner with forearms and Gunner with a slingshot suplex for a near fall.
Gunner tries for a power bomb but Van Dam goes down to block Gunner. Gunner with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Van Dam goes up top but Gunner with a choke slam for a near fall. Van Dam with an Irish whip and a running spin kick but Gunner with a running knee for a near fall. Gunner gets Van Dam up for the F-5 but Van Dam with a corkscrew drop kick and Van Dam goes up top and hits the Five Star Frog Splash for the three count.
Winner: Rob Van Dam (28 Points)
Van Dam and Gunner are now tied for second and is now three points behind Crimson, who is in first place.
Sting is in a red suit as we go to commercial.
We are back and Eric Bischoff is reading the letter from the Network to the members of Immortal. The letter says that because of the success of Destination X, they want to build and brand the X Division and sign new X Division talent. Bischoff yells at Abyss for not destroying the division at Destination X.
Hogan enters and he says that Angle is a dead man and he is on their agenda. He doesn’t care about the wrestling or the show. He wants Angle’s throat cut and eliminated. Bull Ray volunteers Anderson to do it. Anderson and Ray argue and Ray says that if Anderson is afraid, Karen can take care of Kurt. Anderson says that he is not afraid of anyone. Hogan and Anderson shake hands.
Eric says that there is more in the letter, but Sting enters and he has a cage covered with a black sheet. Sting says hello to everyone and he hugs Karen. Sting asks Anderson if he is still pissed off. Hogan tells Sting that he is in dangerous territory. Sting says that everyone is wondering why he is here and he mentions that his reds do not match.
Sting says that he has always had a great relationship with the Network and it has intensified. Sting says that he has been named the new Network Executive. Sting says that they put him in charge despite the protests of Immortal. Sting says that he heard about a match between Ken Anderson and Kurt Angle. The match is in a cage and Ray loves it because Angle cannot run from him. Sting tells them to calm down because he is not finished. Sting says that Fortune will be around the ring to stop Immortal from doing anything.
Hogan wants Bischoff to call the Network.
Brian Kendrick and Alex Shelley are in the ring. Brian wants Austin Aries to bring himself to the ring because of his ego. Alex translates Kendrick’s rambling and he says that Brian was saying that Austin Aries is a jackass. Alex suggests that Austin come out to the ring.
Aries makes his way to the ring and he grabs a mic.
Shelley says that he is going to make it short and simple. Jerry Lynn, Low Ki, A.J. Styles, Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, Alex Shelley, and Brian Kendrick worked to build the X Division and over that time they built respect for each other. Shelley says that Aries earned a contract but he doesn’t want to work with them. Aries is using chains, raking backs, and gouging eyes. He wants Aries to play by the rules or he can go and then Shelley calls him a douchebag.
Aries appreciates the way that Kendrick dressed up for tonight. Aries says that they might enjoy playing with themselves, but it really isn’t fun. He played by their rules when he beat two guys to get to Destination X. Then he beat three guys to get his contract by playing by the rules and using their code of ethics. Now they will play by his rules and that means to win at all costs.
Aries says that he has a career of five star matches, but he wants a five star bank account. He does not have to take short cuts because he is not only the best in the ring, he might be the greatest man of all time. He says that he will be the X Division Champion.
Kendrick reminds Aries that he is the X Division champion. He says that he will not lose the title to Aries.
Shelley tells Aries to take his five star matches and shove them up his ass. Shelley points out that Aries cost him his shot at the title. Shelley says that he asked the network and that because of their desire to push the X Division, Shelley gets his rematch against Kendrick and Aries in a Three Way Dance.
Abyss comes out and he wonders if Kendrick forgot him. He says that Kendrick is not going to make it to Hardcore Justice. Abyss says that as much as the Network thinks that they control things, Hogan and Bischoff still call the shots here. Hogan and Bischoff have given him his rematch for the X Division title and it is tonight. He says that he will do what he should have done at Destination X. He is going to kill the X Division once and for all.
Sting appears on the SpikeTron and he apologizes for raining on his parade. Sting says that he has more stroke than Hogan and Bischoff combined. Sting says that Abyss gets his rematch but there will be a few tweaks. He will see if monsters are afraid of heights and he says that Abyss will face Kendrick in an Ultimate X Match.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Matt Morgan mentions that he tore his right pectoral and he says that he had to pull out of the tournament. After nine years of working without an injury, he has to suffer one during the Bound for Glory Series. You don’t have to play politics at this time or have the right friends Morgan says that his whole world ended when he heard about it from the doctor. The World Title is not just some title, it is his livelihood. It is why he is here. It is his oxygen tank. He doesn’t want a World Title, he needs it.
Taz and Tenay talk about how much of a shock it is to hear Morgan’s news.
It is time to look at how Kurt Angle earned his title match against Sting at Hardcore Justice.
It is time to take a look at the latest results in the Bound for Glory Series and we see the standings. Samoa Joe and D’Angelo Dinero are still without a point.
Bully Ray is busy playing Angry Birds while he is being asked about Crimson. Ray says that he will impose his will on Crimson and he will get his 7 points. He will beat Crimson when he wants to. On Saturday night in Houston, he will be facing A.J. Styles. He reminds A.J. about what he did to him in the Last Man Standing Match.
Crimson is walking as we go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Crimson (31 Points) versus Bull Ray (21 Points) in a Bound for Glory Series Match
Ray attacks Crimson as he enters the ring and he connects with forearms to the back followed by a kick. Ray sends Crimson into the turnbuckles and then he head butts Crimson in the chest and then chops him in the chest. Ray with punches to Crimson and he gets a near fall. Ray chokes Crimson with his shirt and then he yells at the referee and fans. Crimson punches Ray but Ray with a punch of his own.
Ray sends Crimson into the turnbuckles and then he kicks Crimson in the back of the leg and Ray works on the right knee that has a brace on it. Ray slams the knee into the mat one more time. Ray sends the injured knee into the ropes and then he connects with elbows to Crimson. Ray takes the knee pad off Crimson and then he chokes Crimson before the referee warns him. Ray with a chop to Crimson followed by a forearm to the back. Ray waits for Crimson to turn around but he tries for a Bubba Bomb but Crimson blocks it and hits Red Sky for a three count.
Winner: Crimson (38 Points)
We go to commercial.
We are back and Eric Bischoff is trying to get on the phone with the Network but he has been unsuccessful. Bischoff talks about how it is insane to have Sting as the representative. He tells his assistant to get the Network on the phone or she will be unemployed.
Madison Rayne is walking in the back and she says that she is going to sit at ringside to deal with Tara. Sting stops Madison and he says that he has something worse than Poison and she better not get near the ring. Madison runs away.
We see highlights of Tara and Miss Tessmacher’s Knockout Title win last week.
Match Number Three: Winter with Angelina Love versus Tara with Miss Tessmacher
The referee sends Angelina and Tessmacher to the back.
Tara attacks Winter from behind and then she slams Winter’s head into the mat. Tara sends her head into the turnbuckles and then gets a rollup and bridge for a near fall. Tara with a side head lock and Winter sends Tara into the turnbuckles. Winter with shoulders but Tara with a tarantula in the ropes. Winter drops Tara’s throat on the top rope and then Tara sends Winter into the turnbuckles. Tara misses a slingshot leg drop from the apron and then she drops Tara’s neck against the middle rope and she gets a near fall.
Winter with kicks and then she follows with a knee to the back. Tara with an elbow but Winter with a forearm. Winter tries for a slam but Tara blocks it. Winter slides into the corner and hits a clothesline but she can only get a two count. Winter with a back breaker for a near fall. Winter with kicks to Tara but Tara with a shot to the midsection. Tara with more punches followed by clotheslines and a back elbow. Tara with a slam and then she hits the standing moonsault. Tara sets for Widow’s Peak but Winter sends Tara into the corner and she hits a big boot and Winter tries for a swinging uranage. Winter kicks Tara low and hits a spinning uranage back breaker for the three count.
We see highlights from Brian Kendrick’s victory over Abyss thanks to the entire X Division to become the X Division Champion.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Abyss versus Brian Kendrick in an Ultimate X Match for the X Division Title
Kendrick with kicks to Abyss’ legs followed by a drop kick that barely staggers Abyss. Kendrick with a leg lariat and then he goes to the opposite corner. Abyss with an Irish whip and he misses a charge into the corner. Abyss stops Kendrick from climbing the tower and he pulls him to the mat. Kendrick with a drop kick but Abyss stays on his feet. Abyss with a back elbow to Kendrick. Abyss jumps to get the belt, but he cannot get to it. Abyss climbs the turnbuckles but he is either afraid or he decides to work over Kendrick some more. Abyss charges into a boot from Abyss. Kendrick tries for a tornado DDT but Abyss pushes him away. Abyss with a big boot to Kendrick and Kendrick is down. Abyss goes to the floor and he tries to shake the apparatus. Kendrick with a suicide dive to Abyss and Abyss finally goes down.
Kendrick with an enzuigiri and they return to the ring. Kendrick with a tornado DDT to Abyss and Abyss is down. Kendrick goes across the cable and he is about to get to the belt but Abyss pulls Kendrick down and hits a clothesline. Abyss punches Kendrick in the head and then he kicks Kendrick. Abyss sets for a running splash into the corner but Kendrick moves and Kendrick hits Sliced Bread #2 on Abyss. Kendrick climbs the tower and gets to the cable. Kendrick gets to the belt but Abyss pulls Kendrick down. Abyss with a splash into the corner and then he chops Kendrick.
Abyss with another splash into the corner and he signals for a choke slam. Abyss choke slams Kendrick in the center of the ring and Kendrick grabs the belt and brings it down to the mat to win the match.
Winner: Brian Kendrick
Velvet Sky is walking in the back with Traci Brooks and Velvet wants to know why Traci wants ODB and Jackie back but Traci tells Velvet to trust her.
We are back and Eric Young is on his continuing quest to find a television star to wrestle for the TV Title. Eric is talking with David Hasselhoff’s agent and Eric is trying to increase his brand name. Eric gets into his wrestling gear and the agent tells Eric to put his clothes back on. Eric is told to find an acting coach.
Velvet Sky and Traci are in the ring and Traci tells ODB and Jackie how she know that they like to crash the party through the back door, but they are invited to come to the ring.
ODB and Jackie make their way to the ring.
Traci says that she didn’t want to be caught in the middle but after seeing what they did to Velvet, she couldn’t stand back. Traci reminds them that she was the original Knockout and if it wasn’t for her, none of them would have their jobs. Traci says that she did not complain when she was told that her time was up. Traci says that she knows how this business works. She tells ODB and Jackie to be thankful that Velvet did not press criminal charges against them.
ODB says that she would be happy to end this after putting her foot up Velvet’s Barbie doll ass. ODB says that they lost their jobs when Velvet started rubbing all over the ropes and management went goo goo ga ga over her and brought in Velvet clones. She says that it has turned into a Hawaiian Tropicana Hooter’s Invitational. That means that there is no room for the asskicking women like her or Jackie.
Velvet says that she wasn’t Velvet Sky when she was growing up. She was the runt who was being beaten up through high school. There were days when she didn’t want to go on the school bus but she didn’t tell anyone. She didn’t want them to worry about her. As she got older, she was no longer going to be a victim. She wasn’t going to be pushed around and get bullied.
She says that is why the day she came to the company was the happiest day of her life. It was the greatest gift she ever could have received. She says that she earned it. Every broken bone or pulled muscle, she earned it. She says that she doesn’t owe anyone an apology for anything. She understands how they feel because this is one of the toughest businesses to survive in. She says that Jackie knows what she means. She suggests that if they want a job in TNA, ask for a job or showcase what they can do in the ring and earn their jobs.
Velvet says that they can fight week after week and she will be the last one standing. She tells them to do whatever they want to do, but Velvet says that she is done being everyone’s punching bag.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Fortune is in the back and they talk about how they are going to make sure that Immortal does not get involved. Frankie suggests that if they happen to injure one of them before the match, it wouldn’t be so bad.
Daniels asks AJ if he thought about what he brought up but he is interrupted by Sting and he asks them if they are ready to keep the bad guys out of the cage. AJ asks Sting what was in the cage. Sting says that it is for Eric Bischoff and he is going to give it to him right now.
Match Number Five: Ken Anderson versus Kurt Angle in a Steel Cage Match
Before the match, the members of Fortune make their way to the ring to prevent interference from Immortal.
We are back and we go to Eric’s office and he wants to be put through right now. Bischoff says that he is doing great. He says that he would only feel better if he wasn’t treated like garbage by the Network they are working with. Eric asks them if they know who they are dealing with and what they are doing to them. He says that Sting is their problem. Eric wants to know what they mean that they haven’t talked to Sting for weeks. Eric is at a loss for words as Sting enters the office with the present.
Sting apologizes to Eric and he says that it has been bottled up inside him for the entire show. He says that the truth sets free so he wants to fess up. Sting says that he’s not the Network exec. He says that he concocted it in his head and he says that he is so sorry. Sting says that what boggles his mind is what happens when you wear a nice suit people listen to you and you get your way. You get stroke and it feels good for you. Sting opens the cage and he releases a bird and he says that they just want to peck at your eyes. He says that they can smell garbage from a mile away. Sting says that he is going to watch the cage match.
We are back and Angle punches Anderson and connects with a shoulder in the corner. Angle with punches followed by an Irish whip but Angle misses a charge into the corner and Angle goes into the turnbuckles. Anderson kicks Angle in the head followed by an Irish whip. Anderson with another Irish whip and a clothesline. Anderson with a reverse chin lock. Angle with a punch but Anderson with a swinging neck breaker for a near fall.
Anderson with forearms to the back of the neck. Anderson stomps on Angle’s hand and then he chokes him. Anderson with a forearm to Angle followed by a suplex for a near fall. Anderson returns to the reverse chin lock but Angle with elbows and Anderson returns to the chin lock. Angle with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down.
Anderson and Angle exchange punches with Angle gaining control and he hits a running forearm and back elbow. Angle with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Angle with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Angle waits for the Angle slam but Anderson escapes and he hits the rolling fireman’s carry slam for a near fall. Anderson tries for the Mic Check but Angle avoids it. Angle with the Three Rivers German suplex combination for a near fall. Angle goes for the ankle and he tries to roll Anderson over for the ankle lock and he applies it. Angle pulls Anderson into the center of the ring but Anderson rolls Angle up for a near fall.
Anderson sends Angle into the cage and then Anderson hits the Mic Check for a near fall. Anderson asks for the door to be opened and Angle grabs Anderson and has him in the ankle lock as the door is closed. Anderson kicks Angle away and then Anderson with a clothesline. Anderson climbs the cage but Angle stops Anderson and hits a super belly-to-belly suplex and Angle gets a near fall on Anderson.
The members of Immortal make their way to the ring and we have a brawl. Hernandez and Anarquia join in the action on behalf of Immortal.
Meanwhile, Ray waits against the cage as he avoids the Immortal/Fortune brawl. Ray grabs Angle through the camera hole and then Anderson attacks Angle from behind and he kicks Angle. Anderson tells Ray to get him a steel chair. Ray gets the chair and he wants to know what Anderson called him. Ray holds on to the chair and that allows Angle to recover and he hits the Angle Slam for the three count.
Winner: Kurt Angle
After the match, the lights go out and Sting is in the ring in his Devil and Mr. Borden suit. Sting and Angle have a face off and then Sting raises Kurt Angle’s hand. Sting reminds Angle that it is only ten more days until their match at Hardcore Justice.
We go to credits.