TNA Impact Wrestling 6/14/12 Rapid Recap
World Title on the line.
TNA Impact Wrestling Live on SPIKE TV
Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando, FL
Commentators: Mike Tenay and Taz
June 14, 2012
1. Ultimate X Match: Austin Aries def. Chris Sabin and Zema Ion to retain the TNA X-Division Championship. Sabin tore his ACL during this match--in his good knee. Best wishes to Sabin.
2. Hulk Hogan came out and said Aries wants to be in the main event, here's an ultimatum brother: Vacate the X-Division Title next week and a shot at the World Champion is yours at next month's Destination X pay-per-view. All or nothing. Great work by both here, especially Hogan in putting Aries over as the next big thing and the wrestler he gets goosebumps watching.
3. Brother Devon (C) def. Hernandez to retain the TNA Television Championship. Devon has done for the belt's worth than any champion in its wild history as Legends/Global/TV Championship.
Yes, we had highlights of Devon and Garett Bischoff dancing at Slammiversary. Good God.
4. Bully Ray bullied Joseph Park at the lunch table backstage telling him "I'M GONNA FIND YO BROTHA!" I love Bully Ray and Joseph Park.
5. James Storm won the Bound For Glory Series opening Gauntlet to win 20 points. Storm last eliminated Samoa Joe. Other particpants included AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Rob Van Dam, Robbie E, Brutus Magnus, Christopher Daniels, Bully Ray, Kurt Angle, and of all people, D'ANGELO DINERO.
6. TNA Knockouts Champion Brooke Tessmacher def. Madison Rayne in a non-title match.
7. Former champ Gail Kim and TNA Knockouts Executive Brooke Hogan argued backstage. Hogan booked a TNA Knockouts Title match next week at Open Fight Night--not featuring Gail Kim.
We got highlights of Sting vs. Bobby Roode from Slammiversary.
8. TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Bobby Roode (C) def. Mr. Ken Anderson. Clean finish and good match.
9. AJ Styles and TNA President Dixie Carter agreed to come clean next week.
10. We got the Sting TNA Hall of Fame video package.
11. Sting cut a promo, put over the Hall of Fame and Slammiversary, and then was attacked by three masked men.
Awesome episode of the most improved pro wrestling show in North America. Hopefully, TNA can continue its momentum.
Check out our interview w/ former TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim: