TNA’s Signature PPV, Bound for Glory, is live on PPV from Concord, North Carolina. Ethan Carter III defends the TNA World Heavyweight title in a 3 way main event against Drew Galloway and Matt Hardy, with Jeff Hardy as the special guest referee. Bobby Roode defends the King of the Mountain title against Lashley. Kurt Angle, in what may be his final match in professional wrestling, faces Eric Young. The card is rounded out by a Gauntlet match for a World title shot, Gail Kim defending the Knockouts title, The Wolves defending the tag team titles and Tigre Uno defending the TNA X Division title in an Ultimate X match.
The action gets underway at 8PM ET. We are looking for your thoughts on the show, as well as the Madison Square Garden show, the UFC 192 show, and AAA’s Heroies en Mortlaes so send a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle as well as a best and worst match to firstname.lastname@example.org
ULTIMATE X OPENS THE SHOW FOR THE TITLE: DJ ZEMA ION VS. MANIK VS. ANDREW EVERETT VS. TIGRE UNO
This was one big move after the other. It looked like Uno got hurt doing a 450 off the top rope to the floor on Ion but it was his role to win. Somehow he gutted himself to climbing the rope and pulling the belt down. He had to be helped off he cable after he won. Just a series of big moves. Everett looked really good including doing a springboard shooting star press. Uno and Everett were both on he cable and Uno kicked Everett off and he took a big bump on his back off the cable.
Shane Helms came out and was called the longest reigning cruiserweight champion in the history of pro wrestling. He was called Gregory Shane Helms and he looked like he was Kevin Nash standing next to Uno. They shook hands.
The arena is being kept really dark.
Ethan Carter III came out with the belt. He complained about Dixie making it a three way with Jeff Hardy as referee. I have no idea why he did this interview.
Thus far no hint of the secret third announcer.
GAUNTLET FOR THE GOLD, A ROYAL RUMBLE STYLE MATCH FOR A TITLE SHOT:
Ken Anderson vs. Jessie Godderz are starting. The order of entrance after was Eli Drake, Al Snow, Aiden O’Shea, Robbie E, Mahabili Shera, Tyrus, Chris Melendez, Tommy Dreamer, Abyss and The Pope. The Pope came in from his announcing desk and then eliminated himself because he was scared of Tyrus and Abyss. This match was awful, even worse because a world title shot was at stake and it was total comedy. At one point everyone in the ring was doing the Shera dance. Dreamer was pretending he was Dusty Rhodes with polka dots, even though Dusty made it clear he hates the polka dots. The story was Tyrus played monster, eliminated a ton of people and then pinned Anderson when they were the last two. So he can pick whoever he wants to challenge. EC 3 came out and said how they were challenging for the tag titles but Tyrus said he’s done EC 3 all kinds of favors and wants a world heavyweight title shot.
EDDIE EDWARDS & DAVEY RICHARDS VS. TREVOR LEE & BRIAN MYERS FOR TAG TITLES
Real good match as you’d expect. They got heat on Edwards most of the way. A lot of good near falls and a strong showing by Lee. The finish saw Richards use a superplex off the top on Lee and then he and Edwards used Chasing the Dragon on Lee and Richards pinned him.
Drew Galloway interview talked about the title match said a Triple Threat is a no DQ match, I’m willing to kill myself. That was supposed to mean something. He said he was given curve balls of Matt Hardy being added to the match and Jeff Hardy being made referee.
BOBBY ROODE VS. BOBBY LASHLEY FOR THE KING OF THE MOUNTAIN TITLE
Roode retained his title clean with the Roode bomb. This was a match where they kept kicking out of each others’ moves. This could have been a great match with a different crowd, but this crowd just wasn’t into it until the very end due to no face vs. heel dynamic. Roode used the Roode bomb and Lashley kicked out. Lashley used a spear but Roode kicked out. Roode used a spear and Lashley kicked out and Lashley used a Roode bomb and Lashley kicked out.
Matt Hardy out for an interview. Put over how big the night is, grew up in Cameron, we wanted to be world tag team champions just once, then we both wanted to be world champions and Jeff has done it a few times. Tonight is my night. Can’t think of a better place to do it than tonight, said his father, his wife and baby are all here and Jeff is the referee.
They showed the Earl Hebner Hall of Fame thing. They showed maybe 20 seconds of it. Billy Corgan came out and wanted to show highlights of Earl Hebner’s career. Claimed Earl was a household name. Called him the greatest referee in history. He came out to the ring to a nice reaction.
GAIL KIM VS. AWESOME KONG FOR KNOCKOUTS TITLE
Bad match. Kong is just hurting so bad she can’t do much of anything. Kim retained with eat defeat and a small package. They did a spot where Kong went for a chair but Chef Robert Irvine grabbed the chair from her. Earl Hebner argued with Irvine and Kong gave her an implant buster on the floor onto chairs but Kim still kicked out of the pin.
ERIC YOUNG VS. KURT ANGLE
Kurt came out and announced it was a no DQ match. Young piledrove Angle and they sold it like Angle was injured. The doctor came out and stopped the match but the bell never rang. They were helping Angle out but Young attacked the doctor and Pat Kenney who were helping Angle out. Young attacked Angle and Angle told him the match was over. But the match continued. Angle made a comeback and escaped from an attempted piledriver off the middle rope and reversed out of a sunset flip and grabbed the ankle lock. Young made the ropes, but since it was no DQ, Angle never broke the hold and pulled him to the center and got the tap. So Angle won even though it was stopped nine minutes earlier.
EC 3 VS. DREW GALLOWAY VS. MATT HARDY FOR THE TNA TITLE
Matt won the title by pinning Galloway. Thne he brought his son and wife in the ring. Then the Hardys brought their dad into the ring. The match had its moments and Matt and Kurt were really the only guys to get strong reactions on the show. They did a lot of near falls. EC 3 complained to Dixie Carter and John Gaburick and threw Gaburck over a table.
Matt kicked out of the one percenter. Then EC 3 wanted to get DQ’d so he kicked Galloway low right in front of Jeff, but it was no DQ to begin with. EC 3 got a chair but Jeff took it away. EC 3 thne told Jeff to hit Matt with a chair which made no sense. EC 3 slapped Jeff in the face. Jeff hit EC 3 with a chair and Matt hit the twist of fate on EC 3. Galloway then hit EC 3 with a running kick and Hardy used the twist of fate on Galloway for the pin.
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