From there, we go backstage where Bubba is telling some backstage lady how bad she looks, and how embarrassed he is because of what James Storm keeps doing to him. Bobby Roode and Austin Aries walk in and Roode ask how he can blame Storm for him embarrassing himself, then Bubba says it's as embarrassing as getting kicked in the balls by a guy with a painted face. Aries tells them to both relax because Sting's screwing them both, and Roode agrees and says Bubba needs to get his head on straight.
Velvet Sky is backstage whining about getting screwed out of another title shot and says it's not going to happen anymore. Angelina Love and Sarita come out and start making fun of her and shoving her around, Velvet decides to pick a fight with them and gets her ass kicked until Mickie James runs in dressed like an 80s aerobics instructor and chases them off. She asks Velvet if she's okay, and a very upset Velvet says no, she's not. Those two teams will face off later tonight.
Ric Flair is backstage with Gunner and Eric Bischoff, and he's chewing out Garett because he came back when Flair told him not to. Flair says that if Garett shows up next week, it's going to a whole new level and he's only going to give him a week to realize he doesn't have a place in Flair's world. Garett says he appreciates the heads up, but it's his life and hewalks off on them.
Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, and Bully Ray are backstage, and they're...WALKING!
Roode, Bubba, and Aries come out to the ring and Roode says he's the reason they're all here and he's the most dominant World Champion in the history of the company. Sting's only an authority figure, not an active wrestler, and when he came out here and attacked the champ, he crossed the line. You don't cross the champ, and you don't book yourself into the main event of Victory Road, and tonight, he's going to do what Sting should have and he declares he's done. Bubba shows off his calves, then says that he thought this was all Storm's fault, but he then realized that it's all Sting's fault because he let Brandon Jacobs into the Impact Zone, he let Brandon Jacobs jump the guardrail, he let Brandon Jacobs into the ring where he was able to chokeslam him through a table, and he caused Bubba the biggest embarrassment of his entire career, and he directs our attention to the Impacttron so we can see another replay of him going through a table at the hands of Brandon Jacobs. Bubba says that he and his calves are done. Now Aries gets the microphone and shushes everyone, then says that he's been keeping his mouth shut and seeing where things are going, but it's now clear that he's another old guy who doesn't know when to step out of the spotlight and he's jealous of Roode for being a better World Champion than he was, that Bubba has more toughness in his calves than Sting has in his entire body, and Aries can do things in the ring that Sting can't do in his dreams. He's pissed people off everywhere he's gone, and even though he's beaten everyone who Sting has thrown in his path, he hasn't gotten one main event, so he's done too. The three of them take a seat in the ring and it looks like they're doing a sit-in until Sting addresses them.
The lights go out and when they come back up, guess who's in the ring with them? Sting says he was only playing mindgames when he said he was done. If they're playing mindgames as well, then that's one thing, but if they're serious about being done, then they have to talk. Sting said he was going to kick the crap out of Roode at Victory Road, but if he doesn't have a job, the World Title's going to be vacated. Same with Aries and the X Division Title, and if Bubba sticks his finger in Sting's face one more time, he's going to bite it off and Bubba won't have a paycheck anymore either. He asks them again if they're done, and says that Aries will finally get his first main event tonight when he teams with Bubba and Roode to take on Samoa Joe, Brutus Magnus, and the man who is on the road to winning the World Title, James Storm. The lights go out, and Sting's long gone when they come back up.
We go to another video of a teary Jesse Sorensen in the hospital saying that he knows he's going to get better and he's going to work at it, while Sorensen's mom cries while telling him that she knows he wants to get back in the ring and she knows he's going to get there. We then go to comments from Zema Ion, who is clearly very pleased with himself and says that he doesn't feel bad at all because now he's the #1 contender and everyone knows there's a risk involved with getting in the ring and this isn't ballet, and if anyone disagrees with him, he'll moonsault onto them and break their neck too.
Zema Ion vs Shannon Moore
Moore gets control early, outmaneuvering Ion with a series of takedowns, but Ion counters an Irish whip by sliding under the bottom rope to the floor. Moore catches him off guard with a baseball slide, but Ion pulls him out to the floor and hits a clothesline before rolling Moore back into the ring and connecting with a missile dropkick. Moore blocks a slam and comes off the ropes, but Ion hot shots him on the top rope and then goes to the top. Moore dropkicks Ion and then goes up top with him and hits a Frankensteiner for 2. Moore goes for a moonsault, but Ion shakes the ropes and Moore hits the mat, then Ion follows with his back suplex into a facebuster thing that he needs a shorter name for and covers for the win.
Winner: Zema Ion
Ion grabs his hairspray and gives himself a shot, then we're at commercial.
We see a video package about the history between Bully Ray and Abyss, and then it's main event time!
World Champion Bobby Roode, X Division Champion Austin Aries & Bully Ray vs James Storm & World Tag Team Champions Samoa Joe & Brutus Magnus
Magnus and Aries start us off and Aries uses his agility to evade the clutches of Magnus. Aries with a go behind into a waistlock, Magnus... (Continues on next page)