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TNA Hardcore Justice Play By Play – Bobby Roode Vs. Austin Aries

What, me watch a second TNA PPV in consecutive months? Well, last month’s Destination X was my third favorite wrestling show of the year, just behind WWE’s Extreme Rules and WrestleMania 28. And I have been paying attention to their ever improving television show since then. While they aren’t as hot as they were going into Destination X, this show should be pretty good too with several strong match-ups.

With the new stipulation in the title match where neither guy gets a rematch, you’d have to think Roode is getting his belt back, or else they may have booked themselves into a hole.

1. Gunner and Kid Kash vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez

It’s odd to see Chavo in the Mexican babyface role because I’ve seen him so often in the role of trying to help the Mexican babyface get over. The match was fine for the opener. It was an old school tag team match where the heels get the heat on the babyface (Chavo) for a long time until he can finally make the hot tag. Hernandez cleaned house including a running dive over the top rope. Guerrero hit a frog splash off the top rope on Kash for the pin.

Winner: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez

2. Rob Van Dam vs. Pope vs. Magnus vs. Mr. Anderson

Pope was jumped by Aces & Eights before the match, injuring his shoulder. Anderson just called it a three-way dance. Winner gets 20 points in the Bound For Glory series with falls count anywhere rules.

Kind of a herky jerky match. RVD took a spill off the top rope early and to the floor. Anderson and Magnus beat each other up for a bit, but the match was clearly designed for RVD to hit all of his moves. RVD and Magnus were on the stage and RVD threw a chair at him and Magnus caught it and was hit with the Vandaminator.

Van Dam gets 20 points and is now in second place in the BFG series.

3. Kazarian vs. Devon

I thought Kazarian might get the duke hear to put more steam on he and Christopher Daniels, but it wasn’t meant to be. Devon won a fine match with a spinebuster. There’s a theme here so far which seems to be to get the matches that most weren’t looking forward to out of the way first.

Winner: Devon

4. Madison Rayne vs. Miss Tessmacher

Match was everything you thought it’d be. Rayne cheated on her pin holding the ropes and Earl Hepner counted the fall and Rayne is the new Knockouts Champ. Right before the pin, Tessmacher had a pin attempt, but Rayne got her foot on the rope and Earl broke it up. I wonder if she wasn’t supposed to or she was supposed to do it late? It didn’t make sense the way it worked out.

Winner: Madison Rayne

5. Robbie E. vs. Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy vs. James Storm

The match is a tables match with the winner getting 20 points.

Bubba tricked Robbie E. to get him the table and said they could work together since they were New York/New Jersey. When E. got him the table, he punched him off the apron. Looks like Robbie E. screwed up a spot. Storm and Hardy tried suplexing Bubba on the table and E. moved it, but not far enough as Bubba’s arm caught it and nearly broke it.

Yet another screw up — Hardy had Robbie E. on the table outside the ring and Robbie T. ran down. But T. was behind Robbie E. and Hardy still jumped to attack him, over the table Robbie E. was on. Kind of dumb psychology. E. had Hardy on the table and dove through it as Hardy moved. But I guess he’s still in the match.

Match was pretty much a cluster but it got better at the end. Aces & Eights showed up seemingly to save Storm. Storm looked to have the match in the bag as he hit Hardy with the Superkick and was ready to powerbomb him through a table, but Bubba kicked him, tossed him over the top and threw Hardy through the table himself.

Winner: Bully Ray

Um, I guess he’s not going to WWE?

6. Kenny King vs. Zema Ion

Pretty good match, but it didn’t flow well. King doesn’t yet have the charisma to get the crowd into him as a babyface in peril. Ion is getting better, especially at his heel mannerisms. He blocked King’s sunset flip attempt out of the corner and hit a backbreaker for the win. Finish came off a bit flat.

Winner: Zema Ion

7. AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe

Maybe Kurt will win the match since he’s an Olympic Gold Medalist and the Summer Games just ended?

This match is already nuts. AJ threw Kurt into the ropes, but Angle had to go under the ladder and once he hit the ropes, AJ pushed the ladder right into his face. That looked brutal.

I think Angle bit off more than he can chew. Joe had AJ up for the Muscle Buster and Kurt tried to give Joe and German Suplex. They mistimed it and Angle couldn’t get Joe up so Joe just fell on top of him and AJ flew over both of them. Joe and Kurt used Daniels as a suplex dummy. Daniels probably going to feel that tomorrow. They were also dangerously close to the ladder and it was freaking me out.

Joe and Angle were preoccupied with Daniels, Styles was out of the match. Joe had Daniels laying in between the rungs of the ladder and Kurt was on the mat, but AJ catapulted himself from the top rope onto the ladder and grabbed the win. Really good match.

Winner: AJ Styles

8. Bobby Roode vs. Austin Aries

Austin Aries is really having fun being the champ.

The match wasn’t quite as good as their match last month at the PPV, but it was still good. Early on Roode was the technician, in the right place at the right time, and was dominating the match. Aries made his comeback and started to use his high flying moves, but was caught by Roode again. Roode was too smart. Near the end of the match, there was a ref bump, so there were two refs in the ring at the finish. Roode hit a Superplex, but Aries used his feet to cross-cross Roode’s feet and both shoulders were down. Both refs counted the pinfalls for each guy. Earl Hebner came out and restarted the match.

Roode had the belt in his hands and Aries went for a low tope. Roode hit him with the belt, but it was more a reaction than trying to use the belt since he would be DQd. He thought he had the win, but Aries kicked out. After he argued with the ref, Aries school boyed him for the victory.

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