Rayne said a wrong was righted when she became Knockouts champion again. Madison said she didn't need any help and won the Knockouts Title all by herself at Hardcore Justice. A production assistant interrupted and said Brooke Hogan wants to see her in the ring. Madison smiled and said it must be her victory celebration.
[Q3] Impact Zone: Back live, Christy Hemme introduced new Knockouts champion Madison Rayne. Mike Tenay said "some would say it was because of Earl Hebner." Tenay and Taz then debated Hebner's involvement before Taz said he just wants to see a party. In the ring, Rayne noted this is an important moment because the queen has regained her throne. She proclaimed herself new Knockouts champion and said she's excited for the party Brooke Hogan will throw her tonight. Rayne then thanked Earl Hebner for standing behind her every step of the way. She invited Earl out to the ring to make this moment "absolutely perfect." Earl emerged from off-camera and walked into the ring for a big hug.
Suddenly, Brooke Hogan's music played. Brooke walked out on-stage and said this is the kind of behavior she was talking about. Brooke said she's known Earl her whole life and it's quite evident there's some shady stuff tonight. Way, way, way too late, Brooke said Earl can't referee any more of Brooke's Knockouts matches. After Madison flipped out, Brooke announced Madison vs. Miss Tessmacher in a re-match tonight. Brooke said she brought in a special referee for the match tonight. Madison then cut a promo on Brooke and the Hogans, saying they're all talk and no action. Rayne told "big, bad Hogan" to come make the changes right now.
Brooke then charged the ring and Madison and Earl bailed from the ring. Brooke called her out to the ring, then two Aces & Eights dudes hit the ring. Brooke slowly turned around and didn't seem affected by their presence. The two dudes cornered her in the ring, then Ray, Aries, and Hardy stormed the ring to make the save, chasing A&E from the ring. Kurt Angle and James Storm brought up the rear and Impact abruptly cut to break.
Moments Ago: Brooke Hogan was trapped by the Aces & Eights before the locker room chased them away. ... Back live, interim GM Sting had joined the party. Sting called out the Aces & Eights group, noting their character is down in the pits. Sting said he promised Hulk Hogan that Brooke would be protected and that's what happened. Sting said they can run with the pack because they gave Angle, Hardy, Aries, and himself. Sting then noted it's Open Fight Night next week on Impact and said it will be Showtime at the start of the show with their packs meeting in the ring. Sting's music played to wrap up the segment before the top faces slowly left the ring.
Backstage: Daniels and Kaz talked about a Spider-man comic. Daniels "got his heat back" noting he was ganged up on by Joe, Styles, and Angle at Hardcore Justice. Kaz and Daniels turned their attention to the Claire storyline before A.J. Styles walked into the shot. Styles said he must have been drugged to sleep with a "foot" like Claire. Styles then told Daniels about new stipulations for their BFG Series match tonight: if Daniels wins, then he'll admit to being the father, but if Styles wins, then he gets a paternity test. Styles walked off, then Daniels became concerned about whether Styles is going to go Maury Povich on him.
[Commercial Break...] [...Q4]
Back live, Tenay and Taz re-reviewed the BFG Series standings updated with Samoa Joe's victory earlier tonight. Daniels's music then played for the second BFG Series match of the night. After Daniels and Kazarian came out, A.J. Styles came out as Tenay recapped the new deal for the match tonight, as agreed upon by Sting. No sign of Claire Lynch ringside here. Before the match, ref Brian Hebner gave Kazarian the boot from ringside because of the importance of the match. Daniels flipped out, then Hebner called for the bell.
2 -- TNA tag champion DANIELS (w/TNA tag champion Kazarian) vs. A.J. STYLES -- BFG Series match
Daniels tried a quick pin with his feet on the ropes, but Hebner called it off. Styles then lit up Daniels with chops to the chest before dropping a knee across the face. Styles proceeded to choke Daniels underneath the bottom rope before continuing the attack with stomps to the chest. Daniels needed a breather on the floor, which drew Styles to the outside. Daniels tried to cut off Styles back in the ring, but Styles cut him off and continued the attack. Daniels then got down on both knees and begged, but Styles clotheslined him. Tenay sent the show to break.
The match resumed with Daniels in control as Tenay recapped the stipulations added to this match. Styles then came back with his trademark drop down, leap frog, and dropkick for a close two count. Styles followed with the Muta Lock for a submission, but Daniels broke free. So, Styles tried a single-leg crab looking for 10 points in the BFG Series before turning it into a Muta Lock again. Daniels bit his way out of the hold, then slingshot Styles throat-first across the top rope. Daniels proceeded to knock Styles out of the ring, looking for a count-out win.
[Q5 -- second hour] Styles made it back into the ring before nine, then took a hard whip into the corner for his trouble. Daniels followed with a punt to the chest and proclaimed, "Its good!" for a football reference. Daniels continued the attack with a back-drop suplex, but no pin. Daniels then blatantly tried to put his feet on the ropes for a pin, but the ref easily spotted it and asked Daniels if he thinks he's stupid. Daniels, frustrated, chucked Styles to the floor again. Styles was slow to re-enter the ring, but re-entered at eight to avoid a count-out.
Back in the ring, Styles teased the Clash, but Daniels cut him off. Daniels then wrapped his legs around Styles's throat and applied a standing Koji Clutch. Styles... (Continues on next page)