WINNER: Chavo at 4:42. There's a line between "tributing" a family member and trying to get over doing the family member's moves and mannerisms.
Backstage: A roving cameraman caught up with TNA president Dixie Carter. The audio was off, so it's unclear what the question was. Dixie said she's been on the receiving end of blackmail and photos, but it's time for A.J. Styles to come clean about his issue with Claire Lynch. Dixie said it's well past time. ... Backstage: Daniels and Kaz were shown walking down the hallway with a handful of gifts for Claire's baby shower.
Backstage: Kurt Angle was shown talking to a random man, who Angle identified as former Developmental wrestler Wes Brisco. Angle asked Wes how his dad is doing, then Wes asked Angle to put in a word to Hulk Hogan to get him a job in TNA. Devon and Garett Bischoff then walked into the shot to talk to Brisco. Devon said he's not letting Aces & Eights tear down this company, so they're going to be ringside for Angle's match tonight. Angle told them to make sure he can get through his match without "these idiots" getting involved. Devon and Garett shook hands with Brisco, then left the shot.
[Q7] Impact Zone: Kaz and Daniels were in the ring for a baby shower. Kaz said A.J. Styles is not here tonight and is in Australia potentially impregnating someone right now. Kaz said that since Styles dropped the ball, they would like to throw Claire Lynch a proper baby shower. They cut to a shot of Claire, who offered them a weird facial expression, acting confused by this invitation. Claire entered the ring, then Daniels and Kaz showered her with gifts. Daniels said Claire deserves to be treated properly. The first gift was diapers. Daniels said they just want to support her. The next gift was A.J. Styles action figures, pictures of Daniels and Kaz, and replica title belts.
But, wait, the third gift is a really big deal. Kaz pulled out a baby A.J. dressed in a hoodie. Claire nodded along, happy with her gifts. Claire then broke the fourth wall looking into the in-ring camera to send A.J. Styles a message to do the right thing for their baby. Claire shouted and screamed into the camera for A.J. to do the right thing. On commentary, Tenay took a deep breath as Taz sort of cleared his throat.
Backstage: Angle and Storm were shown preparing for the main event on a split-screen.
Backstage: Joseph Park was shown on the phone, then the roving cameraman asked him why he's here tonight. Park said his law firm has signed up a few TNA wrestlers to provide them with legal services. Park then excitedly walked up to Sting and said he doesn't want to "kay-fab" him, but he just wants to make sure he has legal coverage. Sting said he's covered, then changed the subject to Park's "textbook" Black Hole Slam a few weeks ago. Park asked put out by the line of questioning, so Sting sarcastically asked if he's going to "kay-fab" him. Park ignored the retort and snapped a photo on his cameraman, vowing to tweet it.
Next week: The announcers plugged The Pope vs. RVD and Kurt Angle vs. A.J. Styles in the BFG Series. Plus, James Storm vs. Bully Ray in another BFG Series match.
Impact Zone: James Storm, then Kurt Angle made their ring entrances for the main event. The bell sounded before the numerous wrestlers who RSVP'ed for the main event made their way to ringside.
5 -- JAMES STORM vs. KURT ANGLE -- BFG Series match
TNA cut to a shot of Wes Brisco sitting ringside watching the action. Angle and Storm felt each other out early on as the announcers broke down Wes's background and resume. Angle and Storm came to a standstill, then grappled again and came to another standstill. Tenay went back to several months ago when Storm ended Angle's title reign with a quick Last Call superkick, which is why Angle is being careful tonight.
[Q8] Sting emerged on-stage and walked to ringside at the start of the eighth quarter-hour. Apparently the other wrestlers were confident that Storm wouldn't end the match in the first three minutes. Devon and Garett Bischoff then emerged in the background to join Sting ringside. In the ring, Storm landed big right hand blows on Angle, but Angle came back with a clothesline. Angle then stomped Storm into the corner. At 4:25, Bully Ray emerged through the floor seating to join the ringside area. TNA cut to break with neither Angle nor Storm in control.
[Commercial Break. Spike cut back live for a ten-second look at Storm and Angle battling before returning to commercial.]
Back from break, Bobby Roode and World Hvt. champion Austin Aries had joined the ringside party. In the ring, Angle snapped off a German Suplex, then wanted a second and connected. He wanted a third and that also connected. Angle then wanted the Olympic Slam, but Storm countered with an armdrag, only to take a standing sidekick from Angle for a two count. Suddenly, Storm hit an Olympic Slam, but Angle kicked out in-time.
As the action reset, the ringside wrestlers were shown looking around the arena trying to scope out Aces & Eights. Angle then applied an Anklelock and Storm refused to tap out. Storm tried to get the bottom rope, but Angle pulled him back to center-ring. Angle continued to maintain the hold before Storm finally rolled onto his back to kick Angle in the face. Storm then suddenly nailed Angle with Last Call Superkick. Storm sold the ankle injury, then hobbled on top of Angle for the pin and the win.
WINNER: Storm at 13:32 to earn 7 BFG Series points. Solid singles main event.
Post-match: The ringside wrestlers looked around the arena trying to find the Aces & Eights group as Storm recovered in the ring. The ref helped Storm to his feet as Angle stood off to the side with hands on hips. Angle then... (Continues on next page)