Anderson doesn't do too well with taking his own move. Anderson gets to his feet first and takes Hardy to the corner, only to be blocked. Hardy fights back, sending Anderson into the ropes, but he's caught with a kick to the shoulder. Hardy comes back with a couple of clotheslines, an elbow, and a big flying clothesline. Anderson hits Hardy with a back elbow and sends him into the corner. Anderson avoids the poetry in motion. Anderson hits the twist of fate and covers Hardy for two.
Anderson goes for a swanton, but Hardy is able to get his knees up. Hardy goes up and goes for the swanton, hitting it and pinning Anderson for another two count.
Anderson and Hardy trade right hands on their knees, then they fight up to their feet, trading blows the entire time. Hardy hits an inverted atomic drop, then tries for his low dropkick, but it's blocked by Anderson. Anderson rolls up Hardy, and it's a really weird three count, but the bell rings, and apparently Anderson won the match. Anderson looks confused, and the fans don't seem happy.
Winner: Mr. Anderson
We get a replay of the pinfall and it looks like Hardy clearly kicked out of the pin. The result seems like it will stand though and Hardy looks amicable to the decision. Anderson makes his way up the ramp, not looking too happy about the victory. Taz and Tenay discuss between themselves whether or not Hardy actually kicked out.
Christy Hemme is backstage with Austin Aries where she'll be asking questions from Twitter. Someone wants to know if Aries is intimidated by Ray. Aries says no. His whole life people have tried to intimidate him, but it's not in his nature, no matter how big or tough someone is. He says Ray has disrespected him, and tonight he gets that respect tonight. Ray thinks bigger is better. Aries thinks better is better. He says tonight this little man will pick up all 280 pounds of Ray and drop him on his head, and defeat him. He'll look big when Ray is on his back after Aries has won.
In the Arena:
JB interviews Joseph Park in the crowd. Park says he rode all the rides at Universal Studios, except the ones he couldn't fit on. Park says that he's made a lot of new friends tonight, and he's happy to be here. Park says he didn't see Abyss' return because of Bully Ray's attack. He says that he knows his brother Chris is close, and he wouldn't be surprised if he shows up tonight. He says in the meantime, he's going to sit back and watch Austin Aries kick Bully Ray's a-, but he stops himself.
In the Arena:
Apparently this is turning into an episode of Impact as Crimson makes his way out to the ring to grab a mic. He says everyone know what he's capable of. Everyone saw it on Thursday when he put down Matt Morgan without even breaking a sweat. He says all he does is win and that's what he'll continue to do. He says no one in the back wants to fight him, and no one in the crowd wants to fight him. He went around to everyone in the back and issued an open challenge.
Crimson calls a ref into the ring. He says he came here tonight, to have a fight, and to win. He asks the ref if he knows what that's like. The ref says no. Crimson tells the ref to ring the bell, count to ten, and call Crimson the winner. The bell rings, and the ref begins the count.
The ref makes it to eight before he's interrupted by the music of the Knockouts Tag Team Champions. ODB and EY make their way out to the entrance ramp. ODB has a mic. She says if he wants to throw down an open challenge, she's beaten bigger broads than his undefeated ass. EY says these people know where she's going. He says they're married and in love. Her problems are EY's problems, if Crimson is good enough for ODB, he's good enough for him. EY charges into the ring and lock up with the ref.
Crimson vs. Eric Young
Crimson attacks EY, taking him into the corner. EY does a headstand in the corner and takes Crimson down with a big head scissors. EY continues the assault and sends Crimson to the outside. Crimson heads back into the ring, and after a bit of trouble from EY, he manages to toss him over the top rope and to the outside. Crimson follows and mounts EY with a series of punches. ODB gets involved, and Crimson backs her off. Crimson rolls EY back into the ring and goes for the pin and gets a two count. Crimson hits a falcon arrow for another two count before locking in a cravat.
EY fights out of the hold, but he eats an elbow and a big exploder suplex from Crimson. Crimson waits for EY to get to his feet, and he's caught from behind by ODB. Crimson shoves ODB down hard. EY isn't happy, pulling down his pants to reveal American flag trunks. EY takes Crimson down with some big clotheslines before taking him to the mat with a body slam. EY hits a flying elbow drop before going to check on ODB. Crimson attacks and knocks EY into ODB, sending ODB crashing to the mat. Crimson hits the Red Sky, and gets the three count.
JB is backstage with Bully Ray and more Twitter questions. The question is how can Ray compete with a much younger and faster Austin Aries. Ray asks if JB knows who he is. JB says he's well aware. Ray says he doesn't do Twitter, and when he does, he trends on Twitter. Ray goes oldschool, throwing out a Myspace URL. Ray says he saw fear in Aries' eyes. He's the most legit bada-- Aries has been in the ring with. Ray says Aries can't get him up in the brainbuster because he's not man enough or big enough. He says he doesn't care how big Aries' heart is, because tonight he's going to break it.
- We get a video package that highlights the history between Bully and Aries over the past few weeks, stemming from Ray making fun of Aries height and size.
Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray
The bell rings and Ray and Aries stare at each other from across the ring. Aries walks straight up to Ray in the middle of the ring... (Continues on next page)