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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 12.27.12
-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!
-It's open fight night here on Impact to close out 2012.
-Bully Ray makes his way out to the ring. Ray says it is obvious that over the last few months, that he and Hulk Hogan cannot get along. He says he doesn't know what he has to do to prove to Hogan that he is trustworthy. Ray says he has a lot of respect for Hogan, and since it is open fight night, he wants to cal out Hogan, to talk.
Hulk's music hits and we get no Hulk Hogan. Instead, Brooke Hogan makes her way out to the ring. Ray asks where Hulk is, and Brooke says he isn't here. Brooke says he knows, and Ray asks what he knows. Brooke says Hulk knows about us, and Ray says there is nothing to know. Brooke says someone saw them and told him, and Hulk is not here because of that. Brooke says they have to go see him, so they can prove that Ray is the man that she knows he is. Ray and Brooke leave and argue over how Hulk knows.
-Austin Aries makes his way to the ring now. Aries mocks the crowd a bit, and then says last week that we saw he had Jeff Hardy beat, fair and square. He should be the TNA World Champion right now, but last week, Bobby Roode screwed him over. Aries says he is not mad because he did the same to him. They are even now, and right here tonight, they settle things like men, unlike Jeff Hardy. And tonight, they prove who deserves to face Jeff Hardy. Aries says he and Roode belong in the main event, and that is where you will see them. Tonight Aries vs. Roode will main event the last Impact of 2012, and the two best wrestlers will face to see who will take out Jeff Hardy.
-Samoa Joe makes his way to the ring, and he doesn't look pleased. Joe says that since it is open fight night, and he wants a fight. Aces and 8s, every week, you use the numbers game and use a goof in a mask with a hammer to attack someone from behind. He calls out the masked man, and plans to end him and unmask him. he also called him a moped-riding bitch.
Samoa Joe vs. Masked Man From Aces and 8s
Joe attacks before the bell and starts to lay the ass whipping on the Masked Man. Back splash in the corner, enziguri by Joe also connects. Eye rake by the Masked Man, and a clothesline follows. The Masked Man lays the boots to Joe in the corner, forearms follow. The Masked Man chokes out Joe in the ropes, charges in and then covers Joe for 2. The Masked Man works the Chinlock, Joe to his feet and elbows his way out. To the corner, Joe side steps him and gets a run up knee in the corner. Muscle buster try stopped, and then the atomic drop, clothesline, and senton all connect. Joe locks in the clutch and pulls the Masked Man to the mat. The Masked Man passes out and Joe wins.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Samoa Joe @ 2:30 via submission
-Joe looks to unmask the man, but Aces and 8s hit the ring to stop that and Joe fights the off and has to bail.
-Robbie E and Robbie T talk, and run into Jesse from Big Brother backstage. They argue, and Robbie E suggests that they have a "Bro Off."
-Kenny King and Christian York talk backstage. King thinks RVD will call him out tonight, and tells York to watch and learn, because he may give him a title shot some day. York asks to himself, "Where do they find these guys…Jesus."
-Robbie E and Robbie T come out for their Bro Off with Jesse from Big Brother. Jesse from Big Brother, along with Tara, make their way to the ring. Jesse says that he is "Mr. Pectacular." Robbie E says the rules are as follows. It is every bro for himself, everything you do has to end in a bro. Robbie will go first, and has the DJ hit the music. Robbie E does wacky dancing. He tells Jesse to top that, bro. Music hits for Jesse, and he gets a spotlight and poses as Tara praises him. Jesse then presses Tara over his head repeatedly. Jesse says that's how you bro off…dude. Robbie E says it wasn't as bad as he thought it would be. But Robbie E says this is about bros, and not hos. Robbie E then says since Jesse used dude and not bro, he is disqualified. Robbie T stops this all and says it is his turn. Terry does a pose down routine as well, and then presses Robbie E over his head. Robbie T then does a dance routine and the crowd seemed to like it. Jesse and Robbie E are amazed at this, and Robbie T adds a "bro" at the end and bails.
-RVD is out to call someone out for open fight night. He says he has taken the X-Division to a new level. Tonight, he calls out someone who he respects, someone who people are talking about; and calls out Christian York. Kenny King is not happy.
Lock up to begin, RVD rolls out and York hits a dropkick to the knee. Counters by both now, and then a sweet half nelson suplex by York connects. Front roll kick by York, and then takes RVD to the floor with a head scissors. York rolls RVD back in, up top and gets a dropkick to the back of RVD's head. York huts the mood swing neck breaker and covers for 2. They trade forearms now, to the corner and York counters the monkey flip with a knee to the face of RVD, and covers for 2. York back up top, RVD stops that, but York counters and gets the double stomp to the back of RVD and gets a cover for 2. York misses the corner charge, allowing RVD to deliver forearms. They trade shots, off the ropes and to the corner, RVD counters a head scissors with a slam, split legged moonsault connects for 2. Sidekick off the ropes by RVD, rolling thunder follows. RVD up top now, frog splash connects and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: RVD @ 4:00 via pin
-Aces and 8s meet backstage about the guy that they are bringing in. he says he has some attitude and is cocky, but he will work. Doc arrives with some chicks, and he says things will work just fine.
-We see Joseph Park training at OVW. Park talks about how well he is doing, followed by Davis discussing how shit he is in the ring. Davis did talk about Park snapping, and says he needs to be that guy more often.
-Daniels and Kaz are backstage at the TNA Shop, and they are pissed that their merchandise is not there. Daniels then says they will have a present for the fans, from their favorite tag team. Kaz tosses some AJ Styles shirts in the trash as he leaves.
-Next week, the TNA Wrestler of the Year is revealed and Sting returns.
-Roode says he knew Aries would call him out. But when he wins, he will go to Genesis and beat Hardy for the title.
-Daniels dances his way to the ring. Daniels offers greetings to all of the ham sandwiches in the crowd. He says he is the face of Impact wrestling, is a national treasure, a ring general and the man with the rear that makes the girls cheer. He says he had a great 2012, but now wants to give back to all of the little people. He knows they are all sad that AJ is not around, so his present is this. They said one last time, but he wants to call AJ Styles out.
AJ's music hits, and here comes Kaz dressed as AJ. Daniels says it is time to do this one last time, again, and "AJ" says there is nothing he would like more than to wrestle Daniels one last time. But he says he cannot beat Daniels, although he tried, but adds that Daniels beat him with his own move. "AJ" says Daniels is a better wrestler, better looking, and also smarter. "AJ" says he will go find Claire Lynch and Daniels says no one wants that, and says they won't wrestle one second last time tonight. But he says the crowd can worship them now.
Chavo and Hernandez are out now, and says that Daniels and Kaz are back to clowning around. Chavo says their year was better, since they have the tag titles. Chavo says he plans to make their end of 2012 a bad one, right now.
And here we go. The champs attack, Chavo and Daniels take control right away and then double team Kaz. Splash by Hernandez and a cover for 2. Slam by Hernandez, tag to Chavo, slingshot senton in on Kaz. Kaz manages a tag to Daniels, Chavo beats him down and tags in Hernandez. Bear hug by Hernandez, and then onto the overhead throw. Tag back to Chavo, double axe smash off the top rope and then uppercuts connect. Chavo lays the boots to Daniels, tag back to Hernandez, and he slams Chavo onto Daniels. Chavo then slams Kaz onto Daniels. Hernandez chokes out Daniels in the corner, a whip and then the corner splash by Hernandez connects. Off the ropes, big backdrop to Daniels, who then begs off…
We are back from commercial as Hernandez hit the delayed vertical suplex on Daniels. Daniels runs into Kaz, and Hernandez clothesline shim to the floor. Kaz interferes, allowing Daniels to take down Hernandez, and then tag Kaz in. They beat down Hernandez a bit, send him to the corner and Daniels tags back in and stands on Hernandez to choke him out. Tag to Kaz, slingshot leg drop and elbows drops connect, and Kaz covers for 2. Kaz tries to keep Hernandez grounded, Daniels in to rush Hernandez to their corner, and they double team Hernandez a bit, and Daniels tags in. Corner forearm by Daniels, spin kick by Kaz and Daniels covers for 2. Hernandez fires back with a clothesline, Daniels tags in Kaz, but Chavo also tags in and gets a head scissors on Kaz. Monkey flip follows, and then the tilt a whirl back breaker. Chavo with the three amigos now, and covers for 2. Daniels in, and he and Kaz hit the Hart attack and cover for 2. Chavo sends Kaz to the floor, and then Daniels. Chavo with a suicide dive, and Hernandez with the super-mex dive! Back into the ring, and Chavo covers Kaz for a close 2. Kaz to the apron, rights to Chavo and then misses the AJ Styles Superman forearm shot. Frog splash by Chavo and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez @ 15:00 via pin
-Jeff Hardy is asked about Aries and Roode. He puts them over in the ring, but says personally, he doesn't care for them at all due to their arrogance. He also says his revenge is coming.
-Taz presents the keys to victory for Roode vs. Aries.
-We get an Aces and 8s video package, showing their path of destruction.
-Aces and 8s meet with their mystery man, and that man is Mr. Anderson. Anderson says he is all ears, and Devon says the mission will be difficult and physical. The ladies hit on Anderson, and then says he will take time to think about the offer, and leaves with the ladies.
-Gail Kim makes her way to the ring, and calls out Miss Tessmacher. She says Tessmacher ruined her year with a fluke victory, and will right the wrong by beating Tessmacher tonight.
Miss Tessmacher vs. Gail Kim
Taryn Terrell is the referee. Takedown by Kim to begin. Lock up and Kim works the arm. Kim takes Tessmacher down, works the top wristlock. Tessmacher up and an arm drag follows. Roll up by Tessmacher gets 2. Forearms by Tessmacher in the corner, lays the boots to Kim, and then slams her ass in Kim's face. Clothesline by Tessmacher takes Kim to the floor. Tessmacher to the floor, Kim back in and catches her with a neck breaker on the way in. Belly to back suplex by Kim gets 2. Tessmacher set up top, Kim tries a top rope RANA, but Tessmacher hangs on and Kim crashes and burns. Clothesline off the ropes by Tessmacher gets 2. Kick by Kim, forearms follow. To the corner, charge connects and then slams Tessmacher down by the hair. Kim struts a bit, rubs her ass in Tessmacher's face, but Tessmacher counters a suplex and gets a bulldog. BOTH ladies are down, they fight to their feet, clotheslines by Tessmacher connect. RANA by Tessmacher, to the corner and humps Kim's face, and get a facebuster and covers for 2. Boot by Tessmacher, Kim counters and then Tessmacher is able to land the side effect. Tessmacher heads up top, MISSES the elbow drop. Eat defeat by Kim connects and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Gail Kim @ 6:00 via pin
-Austin Aries walks.
-Bobby Roode walks.
-Video package for Sting's return on 1.03.13.
-Next week we get a steel cage match with Angle and Joe teaming to face Devon and another member of Aces and 8s.
Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode
Lock up to begin, to the corner and Roode tries a cheap shot and misses. Lock up again, side headlock by Roode and then the hammerlock. Aries counters, and works a hammerlock. Counter by Roode, into the front facelock and then Aries escapes and slaps for Roode. They shake hands, and then kick each other at the same time. Lock up, off the ropes and a shoulder block by Roode. Aries then fakes a knee injury, which Roode doesn't buy. Aries limps around, so Roode kicks him in the leg. Aries kicks Roode to the floor, looks for a dive, but Roode back in and they argue mid-ring…
But first, we get JEFF HARDY'S INNER MONOLOGUE!!!!!!!
We are back from commercial as Aries takes Roode to the corner. They trade rights, and Roode gets a suplex. Roode misses the knee drop, and Aries then misses an elbow drop. To the corner, Roode sets Aries up top and heads up with him. Aries fights the superplex try, they box each other's ears, and then Aries pokes Roode in the eyes. Roode does the same, more ear boxing, and then Roode crashes to the mat. Aries misses the missile dropkick, but Aries is able to counter the spear with the front chancellery. Roode escapes by raking the eyes, and then applies the cross face. Aries rakes the eyes and escapes that. Boot by Roode, rights follow. They trade shots in the corner, and then chops by Roode. Aries back with chops as well, Roode begs off, and then scoops Aries up, covers with the feet on the ropes and the ref breaks it up. Roll up with the tights by Aries for 2 as the ref busts him. Big spinebuster by Roode gets 2. Roode to the floor and grabs a chair. The ref stops that, allowing Aries to hit the forearm shot and covers for 2. Aries to the floor, he gets the chair and the ref stops that. They argue, and then the ref yells at both men. They both kick the ref and toss him to the floor. That's a DQ…
OFFICIAL RESULT: Double DQ @ 13:00
-Aries and Roode are proud of themselves, then fight for the chair. Jeff Hardy arrives and sneaks in from the back and clotheslines both men. Rights follow, Aries sent to the floor. Twist of fate on Roode, and Hardy stands tall to end the show.