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*ODB defeated Tara
TNA iMPACT! 7.04.13:
*They had an opening segment with Hulk Hogan to set up the main event. Noteworthy coming out of this is that Suicide is no more. TJ Perkins’ persona is now known as “Manic.” The main event is X-Division champ Austin Aries vs. Manic vs. Chris Sabin. All three made appearances to set this up.
*AJ Styles defeated Kazarian with his submission. Short but great. Bad Influence were dressed like Siegfried & Roy.
*TNA Knockouts champ Mickie James promo with a ladder to set up Gail Kim vs. Taryn Terrell ladder match “next week.” Winner of that will be the new number one contender.
*Big O has been eliminated from Gutcheck. Ryan Howe will face the Judges later tonight.
*Hernandez defeated Jay Bradley after Chavo Guerrero’s distraction. Not much to this.
*Backstage, Aces & Eights vow to take care of Austin Aries tonight.
*TNA Tag Team champs Gunner & James Storm defeated Robbie E & Jesse Godderz. The finish was screwy so they did it a second time.
*Sting promises to prevent any Aces & Eights interference in the main event.
*In a Bound for Glory Series bout, Jeff Hardy defeated Joseph Park by DQ Park was busted open in the mouth and when he saw his blood, he snapped and nailed the referee with a Black Hole Slam. Mostly good but a few mis-steps by Hardy.
*Ryan Howe was turned down by the TNA Judges. This got the biggest pop of the night. Howe was booed unmercifully by the crowd, which Judge Danny Davis acknowledged. David voted yet. Bruce Prichard and Al Snow turned him down. The place became unglued for that. Seriously.
*Chris Sabin defeated Austin Aries & Manic to capture the TNA X-Division championship in 14:37 with Cradleshock off the second rope on Aries for the win. Aces & Eights took out Manic after Doc powerbombed him on the floor. The Main Event Mafia hit the scene to ward off A&8. There were “TNA” and “This is awesome” chants. The show ended with Sabin vowing to defeat Bully Ray for the title.
TNA iMPACT! 7.11.13:
*There will be three Joker’s Wild Tag Matches as part of Bound for Glory Series.
*AJ Styles & Samoa Joe defeated Jeff Hardy & Joseph Park in 4:48 when Joe forced Park to tap out to the Kokina Clutch. Good for the short time they had.
*Magnus & Mr. Anderson defeated Jay Bradley & Hernandez in 3:55. Anderson wouldn’t tag in, leaving Magnus to work solo/ Magnus schoolboyed Hernandez for the pin.
*Aces & Eights cut a promo about the Five Guys in the Main Event Mafia. MEM came out and challenged them to a fight next week in Louisville. Aces declined. MEM said Bully Ray will be defending his title next week. They vowed to reveal their new member tonight.
*Kaz & Bobby Roode defeated Daniels & Austin Aries. A great 6:20 match. Daniels broke up a Kaz pin to tease dissension. Kaz small packaged Daniels a few seconds later for the pin. Bad Influence teased a split but left together.
*All the winning teams won 25 points in the BFG Series.
*Gail Kim defeated Taryn Terrell in an AWESOME ladder match to become the new number one contender for the TNA Knockouts championship in 11:36. SICK spots throughout the match. This was even better than their TNA Slammiversary pay-per-view match. “This is awesome” and “Holy sh*t” chants during the match.
*Magnus pinned Bobby Roode to win a six man Gauntlet in 15:02. Really good match.
*Chavo Guerrero pinned Kenny King clean in King’s hometown. Tons of signs for King in the crowd. Vegas was NOT happy.
We’ll have a much more detailed report from the iMPACT! tapings later today. Stay tuned for that.