reception from the crowd. Hardy can’t walk down the aisle with his eyes closed here since the ramp is raised and he would probably end up falling off. He makes his way down and around the ring where he can look goofy for a little bit though, stumbling around and walking into various fans’ hands.
Taz yells at Bully Ray for some reason, telling him to get his face out of his face.
After formal ring introductions from JB, we’re ready for the main event of the evening.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship:
Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray
The bell rings, and both men are slow to start. After a stare down, Ray and Hardy lock up. Hardy ends up in a headlock, but he’s able to fight out of it. Hardy hits the ropes and runs right into a big shoulderblock from Ray. Another lockup, and Ray clamps on a headlock. Hardy backs him into the ropes, but Ray blocks a clothesline. Ray tries for a quick roll up, but only gets a one count. Another lockup, and Ray slams Hardy right down to the mat for a two count.
We get another lockup and Ray takes Hardy right into the corner, but tries to catch him with a right. Hardy ducks it and hits a couple of arm drags, and a big splash in the corner. Hardy hits the whisper in the wind out of the corner, which is good for a near fall, but Bully Ray powers out of the pin. Hardy heads up, trying to head out of the cage. Ray catches him by the foot, but Hardy kicks him away and hits a springboard splash.
Hardy heads up to the top of the cage and straddles the top. Ray stops him and slams his knee and ankle into the side of the cage before bringing him back into the ring and crotching him on the top rope after a kick to the head. Ray hits a couple of big elbows to Hardy’s head which sets him up for another near fall. Ray stomps away at Hardy before picking him up and slamming him right back down to the mat for another two count.
Hardy tries to sneak out of the cage, but Ray catches him and hits him with a couple of nasty clubbing blows to the back. Ray brings Hardy back into the middle of the ring and continues to grind away at Hardy, driving his knee down into Hardy’s back and hitting him with a double ax handle to the small of Hardy’s back. Ray stalks Hardy, catching him in a bear hug and wearing down the champ.
Hardy reaches for the ropes, but Ray keeps him in the middle of the ring. Hardy fights out of the hold, but Ray hits Hardy with a big back drop that sends Hardy crashing to the mat for another near fall. Ray tries for a Vader bomb out of the corner, but misses as Hardy rolls out of the way.
Hardy tries for a twist of fate, but Ray reverses it, almost hitting a Bubba bomb. Hardy turns it around and does hit the twist of fate. Wes Brisco and Garrett Bischoff make their way out and into the cage. They attack Hardy, but Ray hits them with a double clothesline, then gets on his hands and knees for Hardy to hit a poetry in motion on both men. Ray tells Hardy to open the cage door and they toss both men from the ring.
Hardy and Ray trade right hands in the middle of the ring, and after an extended sequence, Hardy gets the best of Ray with a flying forearm. Hardy takes Bully down and hits him with the double leg drop to the midsection which sets up Ray for a near fall. Hardy begins the climb to the top of the cage, but he’s stopped by Ray. Ray pulls him down to the top rope, and both men stand on the ropes. Ray hits a chop, and Hardy responds with rights to the head. Hardy kicks at Ray, but Ray catches his foot. Hardy hits a kick and falls to the mat. Ray falls off the top on top of Hardy, and he gets a two count in the process.
Hardy hits another twist of fate and heads for the top again, but he’s stopped by Ray. Ray pulls down Hardy and gets him into powerbomb position, hitting a huge sit-out powerbomb from the top turnbuckle, and both men are down. Ray rolls over into a pin, but he’s still only able to get a two count.
Both men take their time getting to their feet. Hulk Hogan is shown walking his way down to the ring on crutches with Brooke in tow. Hogan walks his way around the ring and shouts words of encouragement to Ray. He tells Bully to get up and not stop. More members of Aces and 8′s make their way out as all the members begin to surround the cage and make their way inside. Ray and Hardy get back to back. Devon reaches in his pants and pulls out a hammer, tossing it to Ray. Ray hits Hardy in the back of the head. Hogan is completely shocked, screaming out ‘NO’. Devon and Ray celebrate and Ray pins Hardy for the three count.
Winner and NEW TNA World Heavyweight Champion: Bully Ray
Brooke cries and Hogan continues to look shocked as Ray celebrates with Aces and 8′s and yells at the referee to raise his hands. Ray yells at Brooke and says she’s nothing to him. He calls Hogan an old man, and a piece of crap, and tells him to do something. Ray tells Brooke to shut her mouth as Hogan calls him a dead man.
Ray has a mic and he says that’s right. He tells Devon to let that stupid b**** cry. He calls out Hogan, telling him that he used him. He tells Brooke he screwed her. Hogan and Brooke go nuts, and fans begin to litter the ring with bottles and garbage. Ray says he fooled every single one of the fans. The music hits and Taz says Aces and 8′s hold all the cards. Ray says that he’s the president of the Aces and 8′s, and he’s the TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
Ray and the rest of Aces and 8′s continue to antagonize the crowd while they throw garbage as the PPV fades to black.