Airdate: Sunday, March 18th, 2012 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The iMPACT! Zone in Orlando, FL
Results by TNAWrestlingNews.com
TNA Victory Road Opener:
The show opens with a video package highlighting the main feuds heading into tonight, especially the return of Sting to the ring to take on Bobby Roode in a No Holds Barred match.
After the video package, the pyro hits and Mike Tenay welcomes us to the PPV. He begins hyping the main event before talking a couple of things over with his broadcast partner, Taz.
- Bully Ray’s music hits, and the big man makes his way down to the ring quickly, grabbing the mic and telling the sound man to shut his music off. Ray paces around angrily before sending a referee to the back.
The crowd chants that they want Devon. Ray doesn’t look too amused with this. Ray asks the crowd if they know who he is. He asks the question again. The crowd lets him know what they think by chanting “you suck”. He says that he’s Bully Ray, and as of right now, he’s the talk of the wrestling world. He says as of right now, he’s trending worldwide on Twitter. He says he’s trending, not because he’s the toughest man in wrestling, not because he’s calf-zilla, but because he’s taken the PPV hostage.
Ray says that tonight the people in the crowd will get nothing. They only get a PPV if Ray gets what he wants. And what he wants, is for his match with James Storm to be for the #1 Contendership at Lockdown. He doesn’t care if wrestlers come down, security, referees, or police, he will beat the crap out of anyone who tries to remove him from the ring until he gets what he wants. He stands in the ring for a minute before James Storm’s music hits.
Storm makes his way out to the ring with a mic in one hand and a beer in the other. He says there are a lot of beer drinkers in Orlando tonight. He calls Bully’s legs “chicken legs”. He says Bully talks about how no one’s going to be able to remove him from the ring, but Storm says it’ll be really easy to remove him after Storm knocks him out with his right foot. Storm says they’re scheduled later on for their match, and Ray wants it to be for the #1 Contendership. Storm says he’ll give it to him, and right now.
Bully Ray vs. James Storm
Storm heads into the ring and the match is on right away as Ray ambushes Storm and beats on him in the corner, taking him from corner to corner and beating on him. Ray grabs Storm’s beer and takes a swig, but he turns around into a last call superkick. Storm goes for the pin and gets the three count, and this one is already over!
Winner: James Storm
Following the match, Storm celebrates in the ring before posing for the crowd, and making his way to the back. Storm yells to the referee to get him out of the ring.
Jeremy Borash is backstage with Austin Aries. He says they’re taking questions over Twitter for all their guests backstage tonight. He’s got a question that asks when will Sting smarten up and let Aries main event a PPV. Eric Bischoff breaks in and asks if JB is really here? He tries to send Borash away. Borash asks if Bischoff’s name is Dixie Carter, but Bischoff does eventually send him away. Bischoff grabs the mic and sings Aries’ praises. He apologizes for Aries having to spend any time with Borash. He asks him the question over again. Aries says he doesn’t have to be the last match of the evening to be the main event. He’s always the main event. Bischoff and Aries pat each other on the back for a bit before shaking hands.
X Division Title Match
Zema Ion vs. Austin Aries
The bell rings and Aries and Ion get in each others faces. Ion slaps Aries. Aries charges, but Ion bails to the outside. Ion makes his way back into the ring, and stays in the ropes when Aries charges in. Ion grabs his hairspray can and gives himself a quick spritz. Ion catches Aries with a boot to the gut before floating over Aries in the corner repeatedly. Aries grabs Ion’s hairspray and takes a break in the corner, to Ion’s chagrin. Ion charges and Aries catches him in a roll up for two. Aries slaps Ion across the face and hits him with a couple clubbing blows, but Ion rolls to the apron. Ion heads up to the top turnbuckle, and Aries simply shoves him off to the floor.
Aries hits the heat seeking missile, sending Ion into the barricade hard. Aries pulls a phone out and Tweets a message out before handing his phone off to So Cal Val. Aries sends Ion back into the ring and hits a slingshot senton and lionsault, but can’t keep Ion down. Aries hits a snap mare and follows with a missile dropkick to the back from the second rope, but it’s still not enough for three. Aries puts Ion down to the mat and calls for the pendulum elbow, but Ion rolls to the apron. Ion pulls Aries out of the ring, forcing him to the floor. Ion goes to the middle, but Aries slides in the ring and punches him in the face. Aries tries to suplex Ion into the ring, but Ion counters it.
Ion stomps at Aries face before choking him in the ropes. Aries hits Ion with a couple of chops and shots to the gut, but Ion jumps into the corner and comes out with a twisting body press for two. Ion takes Aries into the corner and buries his shoulder in Aries’ gut before sending him across the ring hard. Ion goes for the pin but only gets one. Ion rips at Aries’ face, but Aries fights back, avoiding a belly to back suplex. Ion hits Aries with a back elbow before clotheslining him over the top and out to the floor. Ion goes out to the apron and launches himself from the second rope with a moonsault to the outside on top of Aries.
Ion picks Aries up and shoves him back into the ring, slowly going for the pin. Aries is able to kick out at two. Ion goes for the pin again, but still can’t hold the champ down. Ion stomps at Aries... (Continues on next page)