TNA Impact! Wrestling: Hardy Proposes World Heavyweight Title Match to Aries

Daniel Peragine@DPMajesticCoSenior Analyst IIDecember 15, 2012

Bobby Roode on Impact! Wrestling. (Photo credit: Lee South, TNA Wrestling)
Bobby Roode on Impact! Wrestling. (Photo credit: Lee South, TNA Wrestling)

The Thursday, Dec. 13 edition of TNA Impact! Wrestling opened with a video package focusing on the events that occurred at the Final Resolution pay-per-view.

Bobby Roode opened Impact! Wrestling by coming to the ring. He demanded answers from Aces and Eights after they failed to help him defeat Jeff Hardy at Final Resolution and called the group out to the ring. Aces and Eights, led by Devon, came out from ringside to meet Roode. 

Devon responded back to Roode, telling him that the group received a better offer from another wrestler. Suddenly, the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Hardy and James Storm sprang into the ring and forced Devon to the outside. 


Match No. 1: Madison Rayne vs. Velvet Sky

Your winner via pinfall: Velvet Sky. Sky looked pretty dominant in her return match to TNA. Certainly, she will give the Knockouts division a boost with her return.

Match Rating: 3/5.


Match No. 2: Robbie E and Robbie T vs. Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff

Your winners via pinfall: Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff. A better than expected tag team match, as Brisco and Bischoff had their fair share of moments in the ring. 

Match Rating: 3/5.


After the match, a member of Aces and Eights attacked Kurt Angle with a steel pipe at ringside. A video package was shown of Joseph Park training to become a professional wrestler.


Match No. 3: James Storm and Jeff Hardy vs. Aces and Eights

Your winners via pinfall: James Storm and Jeff Hardy. This was a solid tag team match although it seems Aces and Eights cannot get together a victory in TNA. 

Match Rating: 4/5.


After the match, Devon announced that Austin Aries was the person who outbid Roode.

AJ Styles comes out to the ring and says he must address some things. Styles says he has forgotten about himself and is tired of being the person who cleans up the company mess. Styles announces he will be doing what he wants and leaves the ring.


Match No. 4: Kenny King vs. Rob Van Dam

Your winner via pin fall: Kenny King. King is really beginning to find a comforting role as a heel figure in the X-Division. A pretty solid X-Division match between King and Van Dam.

Match Rating: 3.5/5.


Match No. 5: Jesse vs. Bully Ray

Your winner via pin fall: Bully Ray. A decent and quick match that saw Ray score a rebound victory from Final Resolution.

Match Rating: 3/5.


Austin Aries arrived to the ring and said he was the person who indeed outbid Roode. Aries says he has been pushing everyone to the limit and will not stop until the TNA World Heavyweight title is back around his waist. Hardy came out to the ring and told Aries all he needs to do is ask for a title shot.

Hardy proposes a match for the title on the next edition of Impact! Wrestling. Aries and Hardy brawl in the ring to close out the show.