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TNA Wrestling: Hardcore Justice Pay-Per-View Review and Thoughts

Austin Aries getting his hand raised at the end of Hardcore Justice. Credit: Lee South, TNA Wrestling
Austin Aries getting his hand raised at the end of Hardcore Justice. Credit: Lee South, TNA Wrestling
Daniel PeragineSenior Analyst IIAugust 13, 2012

On Sunday, August 12, TNA Wrestling presented its Hardcore Justice pay-per-view live from the Impact! Zone.

Combined with some solid wrestling action in the ring and the development for this upcoming Thursday night's Impact! Wrestling, Hardcore Justice was another solid pay-per-view for TNA (via TNA Wrestling).


Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero defeated Kid Kash and Gunner in a tag team match

This match was a basic opener for wrestling pay-per-view. It got the crowd going and did not last long enough to make it tiring for the audience.


Rob Van Dam defeated Mr. Anderson and Magnus in the Bound for Glory Series three-way match 

In what turned out to be a three-way match, Van Dam was able to pick up 20 points to skyrocket in the Bound for Glory Series standings.


Devon defeated Kazarian to retain the TNA TV Title

Good decision to keep the title on Devon. He has developed nicely into a singles wrestler and should continue his TV title run in the future.


Madison Rayne defeated Miss Tessmacher to capture the TNA Knockouts Title

I was hoping to see Tessmacher retain the title, as she has done a nice job as champion, but her run is over. The match was also a bit messy with how it ended.


Bully Ray defeated Jeff Hardy, James Storm and Robbie E in a Bound for Glory Series four-way match

With the victory, Ray picks up 20 points. This match also featured the Aces and Eights group causing a distraction by helping Storm, creating more questions as to whether he is behind them as the leader.


Zema Ion defeated Kenny King to retain the TNA X-Division Title

Ion is looking better each week as champion. King did a good job to challenge Ion for the title. This was a solid X-Division match.


AJ Styles defeated Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels in a Bound for Glory Series four-way match

The win puts Styles right back in the Bound for Glory Series standings picture. This match could certainly qualify as the best of the night.


Austin Aries defeated Bobby Roode to retain the TNA Heavyweight Championship

Aries and Roode put on another very solid main event match. With Roode getting his rematch, it appears he will either have to wait once more to get another title shot or will be out of chances. It appears that Aries is heading into Bound for Glory as the TNA Heavyweight title holder. 


My final Hardcore Justice thought:

Overall, Hardcore Justice was another solid pay-pre-view showing by TNA. There were plenty of very good wrestling matches, entertaining moments and the Bound for Glory Series is heading into its peak mode.

After the Hardcore Justice results, it appears Impact! Wrestling on Thursday night will be an interesting one to watch for wrestling fans.

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