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They have Buckethead (a Tampa area DJ), Bully Ray and Taz telling fans that they want to set a Guinness Book of World Records set a record by all at the same time texting $10 to the Red Cross. Buckethead told everyone to text at the same time.
Todd Keneley is doing the play-by-play with Mike Tenay and Taz on color.
SAMOA JOE VS. MAGNUS FOR THE TV TITLE
Good opener, better than their match at Bound for Glory. They worked it main event style as Joe kicked out of two different elbows off the top as well as a falcon arrow. Magnus kicked out of the muscle buster but Joe then won with the choke. Magnus didn't tap out and instead passed out. Even though it was no DQ the only thing out of the ordinary was Magnus throwing a chair at Joe when he did a tope.
ODB & Eric Young interview. Eric said a shark ate his cell phone and that's why he hadn't called. They started making out for a long time.
TARA & JESSIE VS. ODB & ERIC YOUNG
Finish saw ODB use a bodyslam on Jessie and then Young tagged in, took off his pants and in his speedos, hit an elbow off the top rope for the pin. Comedy match. It worked for what it was. Jessie looked good working with Young. At no point did he look out of place in a ring.
They said Sting is under the care of an orthopedic surgeon in Dallas and that Hogan isn't here as he's in Dallas with Sting.
James Storm interview talking about his match tonight.
ROB VAN DAM VS. JOEY RYAN FOR X TITLE
Van Dam retained the title with a frog splash. Short match. Decent. After the match was over and RVD celebrating on the stage, Matt Morgan nailed RVD with the Carbon footprint.
Joseph Park promo. Park said that Aces and 8s did unspeakable and unmentionable acts to him. What could that be. He said they deprived him of food. He didn't look like it at all.
JOSEPH PARK VS. DOC
This went way too long. It really didn't click other than a few comeback pops. The beginning saw Park do the deal where he doesn't know how to wrestle. Then Doc hit him with his studded belt and Park bled. For a split second he turned into Abyss and used the black hole slam but then the clock struck midnight and he turned into a frog. There was a chant about him being Abyss when he had his 20 seconds of Abyss. He didn't figure out all he needed to do was ring a bell and Doc wouild be useless. Anyway, he turned back into Joseph and Doc pinned him after a choke slam. Not good. After the match, Doc grabbed a hammer and was about to use it when Bully Ray made the save.
CHAVO GUERRERO JR. & HERNANDEZ VS. CHRISTOPHER DANIELS & KAZARIAN FOR THE TAG TITLES
Good match, not great. Chavo & Hernandez won clean when Hernandez threw Kazarian over the top rope to the floor and then Hernandez put Daniels up on his shoulders and Chavo came off the top with a crossbody for the pin. Highlight was Hernandez suplexing both at the same time, Chavo missile dropkicking both guys at the same time. He also did five suplexes in a row, two on Kazarian and three on Daniels.
A.J. Styles noted that it's been three years since he's been world champion.
A.J. STYLES VS. BOBBY ROODE VS. JAMES STORM - WINNER BECOMES NO. 1 CONTENDER, LOSER CAN'T GET A TITLE SHOT UNTIL BOUND FOR GLORY 2013
The finish saw Storm give Roode the back stabber and then nail Styles with the superkick and Storm pinned Styles. Good match, technically very good, but still not as good or as much heat as you'd expect. They told a story throughout the match that Styles kept missing his moves. Everyone did the stuff that they usually do. they really focused on Styles not getting a title shot for almost a year.
KURT ANGLE VS. DEVON
Angle won with the ankle lock. Devon wasn't able to have the kind of match with Angle that most could. Fans weren't that into the match and didn't buy Devon at Angle's level. The finish saw a bunch of Aces and 8s guys surround the ring, Angle quickly got the ankle lock, Devon tapped and the Angle jumped out of the ring befofre being jumped. Doc kept yelling "You're dead" at Angle.
JEFF HARDY VS. AUSTIN ARIES IN A LADDER MATCH FOR THE TNA TITLE
Hardy retained the title by climbing up a 10 foot ladder to pull down the belts. Hardy took ungodly punishment here. So many big spots and including hardy taking a bump into an upside down ladder with his ribs getting nailed by the center. Hardy used a ladder in the corner and used it to fly off and splash Aries 3/4 of the way across the ring. Another time Hardy was about to win when Aries did a missile dropkick to the ladder and Hardy landed on his shoulder and side of his head. These guys earned their paydays ten times over here. Hardy at another point did a twist of fate off the top of the ladder on Aries. At another point Hardy had it won and suddenly the belts were raised several feet out of his reach. It wasn't the high power but Aries with the remote controls. I hate watching guys take this level of risk taking but the crowd loved it and the effort was off the charts by both guys.