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Championship Roll Call: TNA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP: Jeff Hardy TNA X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: RVD TNA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP: Tara TNA KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Eric Young and ODB TNA TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP: Devon
411's IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT 12.20.12
-Reminder, I do not rate matches that are under three minutes long…
-Star ratings in the final report.
-Opening video package.
-We are LIVE via tape in Orlando!
-Opening message of sympathy and support for the Newtown, CT victims and their families.
-We see video of Jeff Hardy and Austin Aries arriving earlier today.
-Angle says he wants a title shot, and the only title he wants is what Aces and 8s has. He say she will take the TV Title from Devon.
-Devon arrives with backup, so Angle calls out his pack. Garett Bischoff, Wes Briscoe and Samoa Joe all come out to ringside.
Angle is selling the attack on his knee from last week, and was also reportedly working with a torn groin. And here we go. Lock up to begin, to the corner and a knee by Devon. Side headlock applied, off the ropes and a shoulder block by Devon. Misses an elbow drop, German try for Angle, countered, but Angle fights back with rights. Off the ropes and Angle sidesteps Devon, who flies to the floor. Aces and 8s surround Devon and stand off with Angle's guys, and we have a big brawl. They finally get separated, and everyone has been sent to the back. Devon back in the ring, chop blocks the knee of Angle and takes control…
We are back from commercial as Devon works the injured knee of Angle. Devon talks trash, cannon balls down on the leg and covers for 2. Spinning toehold by Devon, continuing the work on the leg. Angle kicks him away, but Devon chop blocks the leg once again. Angle fires back with rights, back elbow also connects. Second rope missile dropkick by Angle, and both men are down. Clothesline by Angle, another connects. Belly to belly suplex by Angle gets 2. Angle slam countered, sloppy spinebuster by Devon gets 2. Devon sets, misses a right and a German by Angle. Another and rolls into the third. Angle to his feet, straps are down, ankle lock applied. Devon fights, and Aces and 8s return to distract the ref. Devon taps but no ref. Joe, Wes and Garett are out, a masked man hits Angle with a pipe, and Devon covers for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Devon @ 11:00 via pin
-Joe, Wes and Garett run off Aces and 8s and then check on Angle.
-Kenny King discusses defeating RVD last week. He has no beef with him, he just evened the odds. And now dreams come true, he got to wrestle RVD, and now he gets to tag with him. Ryan and Morgan won't have any teeth left when they are done with them.
Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan vs. RVD and Kenny King
RVD and Ryan to begin. Boot to the gut by Ryan, does some kung fu poses, and RVD hits a clothesline. Spin kick also connects, and RVD poses, hits a standing moonsault and covers for 2. Tag to King, works a side headlock on Ryan. Ryan counters with the hammerlock, but he escapes and gets a Japanese arm drag. Morgan tags in and levels King with a clothesline. Knee by Morgan, and then chokes out King in the ropes. A head butt by Morgan follows, tag to Ryan and to the corner and he chokes out King. Ryan knocks RVD to the floor, but King then fights back with rights. Distraction of the ref, Morgan slams King to the corner and Ryan tags him in. To the corner and Morgan chokes out King with the boot, an Irish whip and then the big side slam connects. Ryan tags back in, to the corner, O'Connor roll by King gets 2. Tag to RVD, kicks to Ryan and then a clothesline. Slam to the corner, kick connects and then RVD and Kick dropkick Morgan to the floor. They celebrate, and King with the kick to the back of Ryan's head. Morgan in, and says PEACE OUT and BAILS on RVD. Carbon footprint by Morgan and Ryan covers for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Joey Ryan and Matt Morgan @ 5:05 via pin
-King on the ramp and smiles at RVD, and asks how his face is.
-We get a video of AJ Styles' promo from last week.
-Kaz discusses AJ walking away from TNA, and he says he doesn't care. Kaz says they are close to Christmas, and t is his favorite time of he year. Tonight he has a surprise for the fans and his best friend Daniels.
-Hulk Hogan makes his way to the ring. Hulk says it is still 2012, and these fans make him feel like he is 18 again. 2012 has been a great year for TNA. He has been around, and he saw this small company grow into a full-fledged monster in 2012. There is so much talent in the back, but it is hard to decide who is the best of the best. The fans can vote on TNA wrestler of the year, and on January 3rd, they announce the winner.
Aces and 8s make their way out to the arena. They stay on the floor, and as Devon starts to talk, Hulk says Devon should have come by himself. Devon says hulk has told so many lies, he is actually believing them. Devon says 2012 was the year of Aces and 8s. 2012 was the year that Aces and 8s beat the hell out of all of the TNA wrestlers. It goes like this, their club represents the truth, and not the garbage Hulk has been saying. 2013 will be the year of Aces and 8, and it will also be the year that they are revealed and that they accomplish their goals. Devon then says Hulk will not be around to see it unfold. Bully Ray charges out to save the day and runs Aces and 8s off. Ray challenges them for a fight, and they say that he is next. Hulk stands off with Ray now, and then walks away. Dick.
-Jeff Hardy is backstage and says Aries proved himself in their ladder match, but now he sees his true colors, since he paid off someone to help him get the title back. He will defend the title for a third time. No inner monologue this week.
-Brooke meets with Tessmacher, Mickie and Velvet. Sky and James discuss not getting their moments, and Tessmacher feels she deserves the shot. Brooke says that Tessmacher gets the boot. It is down to Velvet and Mickie.
-Kaz walks with a present.
-Kaz makes his way to the ring with presents. There is a Christmas tree and throne set up in the ring. Kaz says they are days from Christmas, and the ass goblins in the crowd will not ruin his celebration. The tree has "two stars" on top, Kaz and Daniels. He brings out Daniels as his special guest for the Christmas festivities. Daniels is complete with scarf and appletini. Kaz says Daniels has been a dear friend, and since he is a trustworthy, honest, virtuous and even a saint of a man, he has set a special visitor for Daniels. Kaz brings out SANTA to meet Daniels! Kaz announced him as "the guy with the biggest sack," and Daniels is so excited to meet him. Kaz says Santa always does his job so well, they decided to get HIM a gift. ZUBAZ PANTS! Santa offers hugs as thanks. Santa asks Daniels to sit on his knee, and Kaz takes a photo of them together. Santa asks if Daniels has been a good boy this season, and the crowd chants NO. Daniels says he has been so good this year, because he got rid of the biggest looser in history, AJ Styles. Santa says since Daniels gave the fans what they wanted, he grants Daniels a holiday wish. Daniels says he and Kaz have so much already, and Christmas is about giving gifts. Daniels then says, he wants to use his gift for someone that really needs it. He asks to give AJ's kids something, because AJ won't be able to afford anything for them this year!
James Storm heads out to the ring, and he does not appear to be amused. He says he was in the back and listening to them mock Christmas. Storm says to mock AJ all they want, but when you try and ruin Christmas, that will not happen on his watch. Daniels says to Santa that Storm is on the naughty list, and is also why AJ cannot challenge for the title, Storm was selfish. Storm heads to the ring, and Santa tries to stop Storm. Storm asks who he is, and Santa says he is Santa. Storm say she has a bone to pick with him. When he was 6, he asked for a Red Rider BB gun, and he got a note instead, saying he'd shoot his eye out. At 16 he asked for a truck, and instead got a toy truck. Storm say she knows he is busy, and then asks what he asked for last year. Santa says a Travis Tritt CD. Storm says it was close, and says he asked for beer. He SUPERKICKS Santa! Daniels and Kaz bail. Storm puts on Santa's hat and tosses gifts to the crowd.
-Austin Aries mocks the Jeff Hardy inner monologue, and then says he will challenge for the TNA Title tonight. Aries says he will win tonight, because this is a wrestling match, and he is the greatest wrestle in the universe.
-1.03.13 video. Yup, it is Sting's return, coming for revenge against Aces and 8s. He is coming for Doc first.
-Aces and 8s meet in the clubhouse, and they say they had Hogan where they wanted him until Ray came out. The leader says they need numbers, and Devon says he may have someone that could help. Devon says he knows a guy that is pissed enough to do this, and he just has to reach out. They all agree, and they will have a sit down with this mystery person next week.
-Brooke meets with Velvet and Mickie, and chooses Mickie to face Tara for the Knockouts Title. Velvet sarcastically wished Mickie luck.
Taryn Terrell is the referee. Lock up to begin, and a roll up by James for 2. They do the bridge up spot, James counters and lands forearms. Off the ropes and a roll up by James gets 2. Knee by Tara follows, and clubbing shots to the back connects. James with a snap mare, but as she hits the ropes Jesse trips her up. Tara covers for 2. Hair mare by Tara and another cover for 2. Tara pulls the hair and slams James down, and then grind her face into the mat. Tara slams James' face to the mat, and then covers for 2. To the corner, shoulder blocks by Tara. Hard whip to the corner, and James drops to the mat. Tara remains in control, James works to her feet and elbows out. Tara snap her up and tries the side slam, but James with the head scissors. Crucifix by James, but Jesse distracts the ref. Powerslam by Tara gets 2. Rights by Tara, standing moonsault eats knees. They trade rights from their knees, to their feet and more shots traded, to the corner, sidekick by James. Clotheslines follow. Neck breaker by James and a cover for 2. Widow's peak countered, Spike DDT by James, and Jesse pulls Tara to the floor. They try to leave, James up top and flies to the floor onto Jesse. She slaps him and rolls Tara back in. Jesse then grabs James' leg, allowing Tara to get a facebuster and covers for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Tara @ 7:11 via pin
-Austin Aries walks.
-Jeff Hardy walks.
-We get video of Joseph Park training in OVW. He's not doing so well until he gets bloodied, and then runs wild on a fellow trainee.
And here we go with our main event. Lock up to begin, to the corner and they battle around the ropes and the ref breaks them up. Lock up again, to the corner and a knee by Aries. He lays the boots to Jeff, slams him to the corner and Jeff fires back, slams Aries to he corner and then gets a slam and cover for 2. Aries battles back with the slam, to the apron and the slingshot in eats knees. Snap mare by Jeff, leg drop follows and a cover gets 2. To the corner, rights by Jeff, mounted shots follow. Jeff celebrates a bit, and then beats down Aries in the ropes. Aries falls to the floor, and then looks to walk away. Jeff follows as Aries looks for a time out, and then Aries rolls back in. Lock up, boot to the gut by Aries. Off the ropes, back elbow connects and a cover gets 2. Jeff back with rights, and then clotheslines Aries to the floor. Jeff to the apron and charges and flies off, but Aries moves, and Jeff crashes into the barricade….
We are back from commercial as Aries hits the slingshot senton and covers for 2. Aries lays the boots to Jeff, elbow off the ropes and a cover get 2. Chinlock by Aries, elbows by Jeff and Aries slams him to the mat by his hair. Fist drop by Aries, and another cover for 2. Shots to the back by Aries, and back to the Chinlock. Jeff works to escape, but Aries beats him down in the corner. Body shots by Aries in the corner, he poses a bit, and Jeff comes back with a head scissors to the corner. Boots by Jeff, to the second rope and the splash try eats the knees of Aries, and Aries covers for 2. Aries looks for a brain buster, countered into the gut buster suplex by Jeff. They get to their feet, rights by Jeff. Off the ropes and the flying forearm by Jeff, and then gets a slam. Jeff to the second ropes and now connects with the splash and a cover gets 2. Aries counters a twist of fate, but a counter by Aries stops that. Aries beats down Jeff in the corner, charging dropkick follows and a cover gets a close 2. Brainbuster try by Aries, countered and Jeff gets the over the head toss out of the powerbomb position (alley oop), and then covers for 2. Shoulder blocks in the corner by Jeff, but then misses the whisper in the wind. Brainbuster countered again, boot, to the corner and Jeff slams Aries down. Twist of fate connects, and then goes for another and Aries counters. Back elbow by Aries, off the second ropes and leaps into an atomic drop. Leg drop to the balls countered and Aries shoved Jeff into the ref. EVERYONE is down now. Jeff checks on the ref, LOW BLOW by Aries. BRAIN BUSTAAAAAAAAAAAA CONNECTS! Aries calls for a new ref, and stacks up Jeff, new ref in and Roode pulls out the ref and fakes the count for Aries. SPINEBUSTER on Aries. Roode bails, twist of fate by Jeff and he heads up top. SWANTON connects and that is all.