Airdate: Sunday, October 14th, 2012 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.
Results by TNAWrestlingNews.com
TNA Bound For Glory Opener:
The show opens with a video package highlighting the history of Bound For Glory as well as various talents talking about the importance of the night.
No pyro, but Mike Tenay welcomes us to Phoenix, Arizona for the biggest PPV of the year, Bound For Glory. The crowd seems pretty hot, and ready for some wrestling. Tenay immediately begins hyping the main event which will see TNA World Champion Austin Aries defending against Jeff Hardy. He also highlights the match that will see Bully Ray and Sting teaming up to take on Aces and 8's. They're heading straight into the matches though, as Rob Van Dam makes his way out for the first match of the evening.
TNA X Division Championship Match
- Zema Ion (c) vs Rob Van Dam
The crowd is solidly behind RVD as the bell rings. RVD and Zema lock up and RVD goes behind Ion. Ion turns things around, but RVD is able to take him over. Ion backs off and says RVD pulled his hair. Zema jaws with the crowd, and RVD pulls him back by the hair before slamming him into the turnbuckle and jumping off the middle rope with a single leg drop kick the sends Ion to the outside. RVD teases a dive, but Ion gets out of the way before he can leap. Ion gets back in the ring and is able to lock in a head lock, but RVD fights out, only to take a dropkick to the knee. RVD sends Ion into the corner, and Ion hits a crazy twisting press for a two count.
Ion mocks Van Dam, so RVD crotches him on the top rope, and wipes him out with another dropkick that sends him to the outside. Ion catches RVD with a shoulder to the gut, then a second. He leaps into the ring with a crazy DDT that's good for another near fall. Ion beats on RVD in the corner with a series of stomps before sending RVD across the ring and running into a back elbow. RVD heads to the top, but Ion pushes him off into the guardrail. Ion dives over the top and wipes out RVD before mugging for the crowd.
Back in the ring Ion gets another two count. Ion chokes RVD on the middle rope before kicking him in the side of the head. Ion drives his shoulder into RVD's back before blasting him with a big forearm to the side of the head. RVD reverses a whip across the ring and tries for a monkey flip, but Ion drops him down face first into the top turnbuckle before heading to the top and taking out RVD with a missile dropkick. Ion gets another near fall.
Ion sends RVD into the ropes and catches him in an abdominal stretch, wrenching away. RVD fights out of it and he and Ion trade rights. Ion kicks RVD in the gut, but ends up tossed up into the air and hit with a dropkick to the gut. Van Dam hits rolling thunder and heads to the top. He hits the five star frog splash and goes for the cover. RVD gets the three count.
Winner and NEW X Division Champion: Rob Van Dam
JB is backstage alongside Magnus. A fan from Twitter wants to know if it's the most important match of Magnus' career. Magnus says it's the biggest night of the year for the company. The night when he gets the chance to become the World TV Champion. But tonight, he's free, broken out of political prison. Joe can't hide behind Hulk Hogan anymore. He asks how Joe can follow up his most disappointing loss.
TNA TV Championship Match
- Samoa Joe (c) vs. Magnus
Out first comes Magnus followed by the TNA TV Champion Samoa Joe. They lock up and trade holds before breaking. They lock up again and go to the corner before Magnus backs off. Another lock up and they go to the corner again. Joe with a back splash and a kick in the corner. Joe with right hands now. The referee backs Joe off and Magnus gets in a cheap shot. Magnus with uppercuts but Joe comes right back. Magnus with a clothesline. Magnus with knees and forearm shots in the corner. Joe comes back with right hands but Magnus drops him with a high knee.
Magnus with a big elbow to the back and another pin attempt. Magnus with more uppercuts. Joe fires back with open slaps...