TNA Bound for Glory 2012 Results: Winners, Twitter Reaction and Highlights
Another TNA Pay-Per-View, another incredibly exciting event.
Bound for Glory from Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix provided just about everything you could ask for on Sunday night, as blood was spilled, high-fly maneuvers were a constant and new champions were crowned.
To add on to the thrill, the crowd in Phoenix was electrifying and locked on to every intense moment.
Let's take a look at all of the night's classic action.
Rob Van Dam Defeats Zema Ion
This one was full of action, as Van Dam delivered a huge 5-Star Frog Splash to finish off Zena Ion. Robbie V's pin-fall win made him the new Division X Champion.
Ion controlled most of the action with some electrifying moves. After a few minutes of back-and-forth action, he tossed Van Dam off the top ropes into the guard rail down below. Immediately after, he did an impressive flip over the ropes, racking Van Dam's head back into that same rail.
But Van Dam pulled off a couple big moves of his own, including a huge drop kick, before finally getting the 5-Star Frog Splash off the top rope.
Samoa Joe Defeats Magnus
If you're fighting Samoa Joe, you don't want the match to go to the ground. Magnus found that out the hard way (via Impact Wrestling Twitter account):
Magnus was able to get out of that hold by getting his leg to the ropes, but Joe got him right back into a Rear Naked Choke as Magnus went for the Figure-Four. Magnus was forced to tap out, and Joe retained the TNT TV Championship.
All in all, it was a terrific match, as both wrestlers displayed an amazing amount of chemistry together.
James Storm Defeats Bobby Roode (With King Mo Lawal as Special Enforcer)
Street fight indeed.
Storm and Roode took their bodies to the limits in this one. There was top-rope action. There were nearfalls. There were garbage cans. There were chairs. There were candlesticks. There was a beer bottle. There were tacks.
And blood. Lots of blood.
The Cowboy could barely see because of a bloodied face, but after a seemingly endless amount of action, he laid a huge Last Call on Roode, who didn't appear to know where he was at the time, to score the pinfall.
This one was full of "wow" moments and had the crowd in Phoenix off its feet the entire time.
What grade does this match deserve?
Joey Ryan Defeats Al Snow
This one didn't have as much action as the first three matches, but it had some very intriguing moments.
When Al Snow tried to clobber Joey Ryan with "Head," referee Brian Stiffler stepped in the way, only to be knocked out when Ryan shoved Snow into him.
That opened up an opportunity for big Matt Morgan to appear from the crowd and absolutely knock Snow out with a Carbon Footprint. Um, of course. Ryan capitalized and pinned Snow to secure a contract.
Ryan and Morgan shook hands after the match, setting up a possible partnership for the future.
Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez Defeat Christopher Daniels/Kazarian and Kurt Angle/AJ Styles
It can sometimes be hard for a match with six men to keep an effective balance, but this one was terrific.
The action really heated up when Hernandez Power Bombed Kaz off the top rope onto the floor below, only for Styles to come back moments later with a Springboard Flip onto Hernandez, Kaz and Angle all below.
All four men sprawled on the floor in carnage while even more action went on inside the ring.
Chavo eventually landed an absolutely huge Frog Splash, and Hernandez scored the pin. Just like that, we had new Tag Team Champs.
Tara Defeats Miss Tessmacher
The teacher regained her TNA Knockouts belt by knocking off the student in a mostly dominant match.
After a few big moves outside of the ring coupled with a nearfall inside the ropes, Tara hit Tessmacher with a Widow's Peak to take her title back.
Tara finally revealed her Hollywood boyfriend to be Jessie. They made out for a while as the crowd chanted "who are you?"
Well, after a little bit of research, he appears to be Jessie Godderz, aka Mr. Pec-Tacular, who has been on multiple reality TV shows, including Big Brother 10 and 11. She clearly wasn't joking when she said "star."
Aces and 8s defeat Sting and Bully Ray
The Aces and 8s defeated Sting and Bully Ray thanks to some help from a few other members of the group, but there was so much more.
As the Aces and 8s were stomping out on the new Hall of Famer, Hulk Hogan came to his rescue and delivered monstrous right hand after monstrous right hand to the members of the mysterious group. After he had laid them all out, only one remained in the ring.
What else to do but take off his mask?
After another huge boot to the face, Hogan finally ripped off the mask to reveal none other than Devon Hughes.
Devon left with Aces and 8s as Hogan and Sting stood in shock inside the ring.
Austin Aries vs. Jeff Hardy
It's hard to know exactly where to start with this unbelievable match.
Match of the Night?
How about at the end, with arguably the best series of events of the night?
First, Aries accompanied Hardy to the very top rope, where he pulled off an insane Hurricanrana to the mat. He followed that up with a Brainbuster only to see Hardy get his shoulder up after about 2.99 counts.
After another minute of intense action, Hardy hit Aries with a Twist of Fate and then a huge Swanton Bomb off the top rope. He got the pinfall and claimed the TNA Heavyweight championship to end the night.
It was a fitting end to a spectacular event.
Joe McNeill comes up with a few good reasons as to why he's relieved Samoa Joe is still with TNA:
I'm really glad Samoa Joe stayed with TNA.For one thing, if Joe were in WWE, his developmental name would be Lumpy Uso. #tnabfg— Pat McNeill (@RealPatMcNeill) October 15, 2012
The match between James Storm and Bobby Roode was an instant classic, but Wrestling News Source had one problem with it:
WrestlingNewsSource (@WNSource) October 15, 2012
It was fairly odd to have an enforcer who essentially did nothing during a street fight.
Self-proclaimed "WWE superfan and future pro wrestler" Wrestling Chick had some good things to say about TNA following Storm and Roode's epic match:
TNA is so underrated. The matches they put on are unbelievable. #TNABFG—Wrestling Chick ∞ (@AlishaWWEDiva) October 15, 2012
It was nothing new, but AJ Styles put his tremendous skills on display during his three-way tag-team match (via Revamped Wrestling):
Brooke Hogan, daughter of Hulk, doesn't appear to be a huge fan of Tara's new boyfriend:
Gotta get @taralisamarie a new man. Her mat skills are dope, her boyfriends a joke.— Brooke Hogan (@MizzHogan) October 15, 2012
This PPV seemingly won everyone over (via SmarkRage):
Don't consider myself a tna fan. I am a fan of great wrestling and story telling.This ppv has been solid. #tnabfg— SMARKRAGE (@SMARKRAGE) October 15, 2012
I think its safe to say TNA can consider this night a success.
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