TNA Impact! Wrestling: Devon Leads Aces and Eights, Hardy Celebrates Title Win

Daniel PeragineSenior Analyst IIOctober 19, 2012

Devon stands tall with Aces and Eights. (Photo credit: Lee South, TNA Wrestling)
Devon stands tall with Aces and Eights. (Photo credit: Lee South, TNA Wrestling)

The Thursday, Oct. 18 edition of TNA Impact! Wrestling opens with a video package recapping its biggest pay-per-view of the year, Bound For Glory.

Aces and Eights, after their win at Bound For Glory, enter the Impact! Zone with full access. The members of the group introduce Devon to the ring. Devon tells the crowd to settle down to a loud chorus of boos. He then praises Aces and Eights and thanks them for their support. Devon says that this is the group that will destroy TNA for good. 

Sting, Bully Ray, Kurt Angle and other wrestlers come out to the entrance way. Suddenly, a massive brawl erupts inside and outside the ring. Hulk Hogan arrives with his black bat as Aces and Eights storm out of the ring to the crowd before commercial break.

Back from commercial break, Sting demands a match to face Devon. Hogan tells Devon it is his choice to fight or leave TNA. Devon agrees and the match is set. 


Match No. 1: Robbie E vs. Samoa Joe for the Television title.

Your winner via submission to retain the title: Samoa Joe. Joe completely dominated this match, as Robbie E never stood a chance against the champion.

Match Rating: 2.5/5.


Match No. 2: Tara vs. ODB in a singles match.

Your winner via pin fall: ODB. Not much to cover about this match, as this was simply a filler heading into the next segment for Impact! Wrestling.

Match Rating: 2/5.


Match No. 3: Kid Kash and Gunner vs. Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero in a tag team match.

Your winner via pin fall: Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero. Guerrero and Hernandez are beginning to blend well as tag team champions. With more time, TNA could find itself a very entertaining tag team division with what is in place thus far.


TNA World Heavyweight champion Jeff Hardy comes out to the ring. As Hardy holds up his customized belt, fireworks sound off and confetti falls from the top of the Impact! Zone. Hardy starts off the celebration by thanking the crowd for their support. As Hardy continues to speak, Austin Aries interrupts.

Aries brings up a few balloons and a tray full of cookies. As Aries offers Hardy his tray of cookies, Jeff smacks it out of his hand. Aries begins to pressure Hardy, telling him some people cannot handle that sort of responsibility. Aries continues to speak, saying that he will let Hardy crumble under the pressure before earning his re-match for the title.

Hardy hands his customized belt to Aries. However, Aries spits twice on his belly before Hardy attacks him in the ring.


Match No. 4: AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels vs. Kurt Angle in a three-way match.

 Your winner via pin fall: Kurt Angle. Tensions appear to be rising between Angle and Styles, who both badly want to become the new World Heavyweight champion. This match was a nice feature to add to both Angle and Styles' title quest.

Match Rating: 3.5/5. 


James Storm arrives to the ring and talks about his street fight at Bound For Glory with Bobby Roode. Storm reads his list he developed, which was beating Roode, drink his beer and winning back the World Heavyweight title.

However, Roode comes out and interrupts Storm. Roode said both of them kept their promise that they would have one of the most physical battles in the history of professional wrestling. Roode erupts in frustration and tells Storm he was the backbone of Beer Money and his championship run. Storm then delivers a big boot to Roode in the ring.  


Match No. 5: Devon vs. Sting in a singles match.

Your winner via disqualification: Sting. After the match, members of Aces and Eights attack Sting. Some of the TNA roster storm to the ring to fight back. Bully Ray emerges with a black baseball bat as Impact! Wrestling closes.

Match Rating: 3/5.