then Hogan eliminated A.J. Styles first. Styles yelled at Hogan and called out the "makeshift" tag teams still remaining. Hogan told him that this isn't the battlefield. Styles left the office in a huff.
[Q3] Backstage: Brooke Hogan talked to Tara. She made the Knockouts Title match between Tara and Miss Tessmacher official for No Surrender. Gail Kim then jumped into the conversation and complained about Taryn Terrell being brought in as referee. Brooke waited out Gail's complaints, then booked Gail vs. Tara tonight. Gail and Tara argued going to break.
Impact Zone: Mike Tenay announced a "Countdown to Bound for Glory" special airing on Spike TV on Sunday night, October 14 at 7:00 p.m. EST prior to the BFG PPV. Tenay said they will have backstage interviews and a bonus PPV match prior to the PPV starting at 8:00 p.m. EST.
2 -- TARA vs. GAIL KIM -- Taryn Terrell special referee
Taryn was already in the ring back from break. Gail, then Tara made her way to the ring to start tonight's Knockouts match. Gail took control early on and taunted Taryn by using full five-counts while wearing down Tara. Tara then made a comeback and finished off Gail with a clean pinfall.
WINNER: Tara at 3:35. Fine tune-up for Tara ahead of her Knockouts Title shot against Tessmacher on Sunday.
Video package: Joey Ryan. TNA went through the entire history of Joey Ryan's Gut Check program that started in May when he was rejected for a TNA contract, then interrupted future Gut Check auditions. The second-half of the video focused on Joey's attacks on Al Snow.
Backstage: Al Snow was shown walking down the hallway. He's up next, Tenay said.
[Commercial Break] [...Q4]
Impact Zone: Back from break, Al Snow was in the ring with the Gut Check mood lighting setting the tone for his promo. Snow sent an invitation to Joey Ryan to get another Gut Check opportunity. Snow noted security told him that Joey is here tonight, so he better come to the ring. Joey emerged ringside with megaphone in-hand. Joey then slowly entered the ring and removed his shades. Joey asked Snow to feel that electricity because Joey Ryan is bringing sleazy back right here live on Spike TV. Snow told Joey he will give him another opportunity by going through Gut Check one more time. He told him it's one-and-done with no judges or deliberations.
Snow removed his coat, then Joey said that's really cute, but he already proved himself. Snow asked Joey if he doesn't have the guts. Joey said what he is saying is he already proved himself, so he's giving Snow a chance to right TNA's earlier wrong. Snow said he's doing no such thing. Joey paused for a "Gut Check" chant, then told Snow he has the confidence, ability, and 87 percenters behind him. He accepted the challenge. Snow then told Joey he has to fight him to get it.
Joey told Snow to slow down. He said it's not the '90s anymore and no one wants to see Snow in spandex. (Insert a Mick Foley joke - no one wanted to see Snow wrestle in the '90s, either.) Snow replied that he'll whoop Joey's ass in jeans. Snow slapped Joey across the face, prompting Joey to freak out. Joey left the ring and shouted that Snow can't touch him because he doesn't work here. He vowed to sue Snow and Dixie Carter, then hopped over the guardrail and left. In the ring, Snow sold frustration with himself for letting his temper get to him.
Backstage: Bully Ray walked into a side office-looking room where Joseph Park was on the phone. Ray told Park not to relax because he has bigger things on his mind tonight. He just wants to ask a question. Ray brought up Aces & Eights, saying he knows Park is investigating, so what has he found out? Park told Ray that he can't divulge any information since Sting & Hogan are his clients. Ray calmly said that's fine, then told Park to be careful where he sticks his nose. Ray walked off and Park said, "Fair enough."
Backstage: A security guard tracked down a random guy and forcefully sat him down in a chair in a side room made to look like it was in the deep bowels of the Impact Zone. Austin Aries then approached the random guy and said he will answer some questions or they're going to start having some fun. The random guy remained silent.
Up next: Ray vs. RVD in the final match of the BFG Series "regular season."
Hogan's Office: Hogan said TNA has been about tag teams throughout TNA history. He blamed himself for getting distracted, then asked the remaining three tag teams why they deserve the Tag Title shot. Chavo said he respects the other teams, but he doesn't fear them. Kash said he doesn't respect Chavo. Robbie E. then spoke up that these teams haven't been tag teams for a couple of weeks, whereas he and Rob Terry have been rolling for a year-and-a-half. Hogan told the Robbies that they're in and Chavo & Hernandez are in, so Gunner & Kash are out. Kash complained about the decision while Robbie E. kept talking. E. told Hogan they won't let him down.
Video package: BFG Series. It's down to Ray vs. Rob Van Dam to determine who advances to the Final Four. It's next.
[Q5 -- second hour] At the top of the hour, Tenay and Taz reviewed the Leaderboard before Bully Ray's music played to bring out Ray for the final match in the regular season. Tenay noted Storm will be out to the ring after this match to pick his opponent for No Surrender. RVD then came out to face Ray as Taz recapped their long history.
3 -- BULLY RAY vs. ROB VAN DAM -- BFG Series match -- Winner advances to BFG Series Final Four
After the bell sounded, Ray showed off his calves to Van Dam, who was not impressed. The two men traded offense before the crowd picked up a "Bully sucks" chant. Ray took his time following up on early offense before RVD scored with a quick roll-up for a two count that freaked out Ray. The two men squared off as the announcers focused on the Aces & Eights storyline. Ray and Van Dam traded rapid-fire offense before... (Continues on next page)