TNA News: Open Fight Night on Impact! Wrestling, Aries Battles Roode

Daniel PeragineSenior Analyst IIDecember 28, 2012

Austin Aries talking in the ring. (Photo credit: Lee South, TNA Wrestling)
Austin Aries talking in the ring. (Photo credit: Lee South, TNA Wrestling)

The Thursday, December 27 edition of Open Fight Night on TNA Impact! Wrestling opens with a video package recapping the latest events on past episodes.

Bully Ray kicks things off by coming out to the ring. Ray talks about Hulk Hogan, who says both of them cannot get along. Ray says he has respect for Hogan and calls him out to the ring to talk instead of fighting.

However, instead of Hogan's arrival to the ring, his daughter Brooke comes out instead. Brooke tells Ray that her father knows about what is going on between the two. Ray, who is in shock in the ring, questions Brooke on how Hogan knows about them. After much back and forth, Ray and Brooke leave the ring and head backstage.

Suddenly, Austin Aries comes out to the ring. Aries references back to his last match with Jeff Hardy, saying that everyone knows he should be the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Aries calls out Bobby Roode to a main event match on Impact! Wrestling.


Match No. 1: Samoa Joe vs. Masked Man from Aces and Eights

Your winner via submission: Samoa Joe. After the match, Joe attempted to unmask the unknown wrestler, but members of Aces and Eights stormed to the ring to make the save. Aces and Eights are looking weaker with racking up match losses instead of victories. For this instance, a loss by a member of Aces and Eights was not a bad option, considering Joe was teasing to unmask the wrestler.

Match Rating: 2.5/5.


Robbie E and Robbie T arrive to the ring. Robbie E says that it is not Open Fight Night. Instead, it is his so-called "Open Bro Night." He then calls out Jesse to the ring to challenge him to a dance-off. After Robbie E and Jesse do their poses in the ring, Robbie T joins in on the act and dances. Robbie E and Jesse stand in the ring in shock after Robbie T exits towards the backstage area.


Match No. 2: Rob Van Dam vs. Christian York

Your winner via pin fall: Rob Van Dam. A decent match that could have potentially been better considering the technical talents that both wrestlers have.

Match Rating: 3/5.


Christopher Daniels comes out to the ring and begins to recap his experiences throughout 2012. Daniels calls out AJ Styles to battle him in another rematch. However, Kazarian comes out to the ring in Styles' wrestling gear and begins to mimic him. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez interrupt by arriving at the entrance way and challenging them to a match.  


Match No. 3: Christopher Daniels and Kazarian vs. Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez

Your winners via pin fall: Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez. A pretty solid tag team match that had plenty of action in the ring. Both tag teams have tons of potential put together a great match to watch.

Match Rating: 3.5/5.


Backstage, Mr. Anderson returned to Impact! Wrestling by appearing with members of Aces and Eights. Mr. Anderson said that he would consider joining the group, but must have some time to think about it before making a decision.


Match No. 4: Gail Kim vs. Miss Tessmacher

Your winner via pin fall: Gail Kim. Competitive Knockouts division match between Kim and Miss. Tessmacher. 

Match Rating: 3/5.


Match No. 5: Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode

 No contest match. During the match, Aries and Roode knocked out referee Earl Hebner and forced him outside the ring. Hardy's music played as the World Heavyweight Champion took out Aries and Roode in the ring to close out Impact! Wrestling.