Salt Lake City, Utah
TNA Impact Wrestling kicks off with the Phenomenal AJ Styles standing in the ring as the new World Heavyweight Champion. He is welcomed by ďTHANK YOU AJĒ chants from the fans in Salt Lake. The champion has a microphone in his hand as he starts to address the TNA Fans.
What a difference a week makes. This time last week I was the number one contender for the TNA World Title, and was wrestling without a contract as Dixie Carter was shoving her authority down our throats. Now, just seven days later I am the king of the mountain as the new World Champion, I have a new contract and Dixie Carter is no longer employed as the President of TNA. Life is good for TNA Wrestling.
Fans continue cheering for AJ Styles.
This is a new day for TNA, and itís all thanks to you the TNA fans. Youíre the reason why this company is here today. Iím here because each day I am inspired to be the very best wrestler in the world and itís because of you the fans. After 10 years in this company I am ready to start new challenges and once again prove that I am the absolutely very best in the world of professional wrestling. Together weíre going to make TNA number one.
AJ Styles is interrupted by the return of Hulk Hogan. The General Manager of TNA makes his illustrious return to the company after quitting on Dixie Carter just weeks ago. Hogan is joined by a huge ovation from the fans as Red and Yellow lights flash around the arena. Hogan climbs through the ropes and shakes AJís hand.
Let me tell you something TNA maniacs; itís guys like AJ Styles that gives this old guy the feeling that he can get back in the ring and go toe-to-toe once again. The Phenomenal One breathes new life in TNA after the hell weíve had to go through with Bully Ray as the champion. And now that Dixie Carter is no longer here the General Manger can finally put this company back on track with AJ as the leader for the locker room.
Hogan stops as the Arena gives a huge ďHoganĒ chant once again.
My first order of business as the General Manager of Impact Wrestling is to officially disband the Aces and 8s brother. No more Aces, and since they donít have TNA contracts that means that the only two people left in TNA are Bully and Brooke. Bully, get your ass down here brother.
The Aceís music plays while Bully Ray slowly comes down to the ring alone. Bully gets in the ring and stares down Hogan and AJ Styles. The fans start a ďFire BullyĒ chant as Hogan gets heated up.
Youíve caused hell in TNA for the last year and a half brother. Youíve manipulated everyone around you, and wreaked havoc on me and my family. I have half a mind to fire you right here and now.
Then what are you waiting for Hulk? Why donít you do what you and all these fans have been wanting to do to me for months? Get your revenge Hulk; I know you want to.
I would fire you Bully, but thatís not good for business. No, Iím going to give you one chance to prove yourself tonight against another man who saw right through you. Iíve reinstated Mr. Anderson tonight. You beat him and you keep your job. Itís that simple brother, one shot and youíre done! So whaícha gonna do when Mr. Anderson kicks your ass and I fire you!Ē
Hoganís music plays as the General Manager walks off from the arena. Fans in Salt Lake continue cheering for Hogan as Mike Tenay and Taz welcome fans to TNA Impact Wrestling. Tenay hypes the dawning of a new era in TNA as the new Owner of the company will be here later in the show, plus the New X Division Champion Chris Sabin defends his championship in an open challenge. Taz continues to announce the TNA World Tag Team Championships will be on the line as well as the Bromans defends against Bad Influence.
Velvet Sky vs. Brooke Tessmacher
Brooke comes off strong and viscous against Velvet in the opening moments of the match; kicking her repeatedly in the mid-section then clotheslining her out of the ring. Brooke whips Velvet into the ring steps then charges after with a clothesline on her. The match is brought back into the ring as Brooke attempts to cover Velvet for the pin. Velvet kicks out and Brook continues the fight on the original knockout. Velvet finally turns things around with a roll up for a two count. Velvet nails an uppercut on Brooke, backing her into the corner and nailing her repeatedly with rights. Velvet sends Brooke into the ropes and dropkicks her to the canvas. The two of them get up and Brooke is brought is brought down with a hip toss and Velvet poses for the crowd. She is about to go for the In Yo Face when she is attacked from behind by Gail Kim. Kim nails Velvet with the Knockouts Championship.
Result: Velvet Sky wins (via DQ)
Gail Kim and Brooke double team Velvet Sky in the ring. Brooke holds up Velvet as Gail prepares to crack the championship across Skyís face. Angelina Love makes her TNA return and makes the save for Velvet Sky. Angelina throws Brooke out of the ring and clotheslines the Knockoutís Champion to the canvas. The Beautiful People reunite on Impact Wrestling.
Hulk Hogan is in his office when a knock comes to the door. Hogan invites Sting into his office. The Icon and the Hulkster talk about the new owner of TNA. Sting wonders if the rumours are true about who purchased the company. Hogan doesnít know who the new owner is, but assures Sting that weíre going to find out tonight. Sting hopes that the rumours turn out to be false because TNA doesnít need another shake up right now.
After the break, the It Factor of Professional Wrestling Bobby Roode comes down to the ring. Roode receives a lot of heat from the crowd as he enters through the ropes.
For all of you who havenít learned by now, Kurt Angle declined his HOF induction at Bound For Glory. He may want you to believe that heís not accepting his induction yet because he still needs to prove himself, but the reality is that Kurt Angle canít get over the fact that heís simply not worthy enough to be in the Hall of Fame.
Roode stops momentarily as fans start a ďYou SuckĒ chant.
Truth be told Kurt, you donít belong in TNA. You donít belong on Impact Wrestling, and you donít belong in my ring. This is the company that Iíve made famous and neither you nor anybody else around here is going to take that away from me. At Bound For Glory I proved that I had what it takes to be considered the greatest by kicking your ass all around the ring. Youíre nothing to this company and to this industry Kurt. You are pathetic!!!
Roodeís interrupted by the Olympic Gold Medalist who comes down to the ring. Fans are on their feet for Kurt as he climbs into the ring and stares Bobby Roode down.
I wondered how long it would take you to show up. In fact, Iím a little surprised youíd be here at all tonight after the beating I gave you last Sunday.
Why donít you just shut the hell up!
Fans give a huge pop to Kurt.
I didnít come out here prepared to fight. In fact, the doctors refuse to let me fight due to my leg injury, but Iím not going to sit back and allow you go off about how great you are Bobby Roode. You may have gotten the better of me last Sunday, but that was one night. Iíve consistently outperformed, outwrestled, and outmatch every single person Iíve stepped in the ring against.
It wasnít just one night Kurt, it was at the biggest event of the year, and you blew your shot at being immortal. You lost in the biggest show of the year.
You won by a fluke, that was what happened. Iím still the best wrestling in the world. Iím a freaking cyborg.
Whether youíre cleared or not why donít you show me why you think youíve still got it.
Roode and Angle drop their microphones and stare each other down. They exchange words back and forth then Angle head butts Roode in the forehead. Roode is busted open when he spears Angle to the canvas and starts attacking Angleís bad knee. They continue brawling until security races down and breaks them up. Angle and Roode fight off security and continue brawling in the ring. More security comes down and attempts to break the two of them up. After brawling for the third time, security finally breaks them up for good.
Back from commercial, Mike Tenay and Taz hype the latest announcement from the office of TNA Management; Sunday, December 8 TNA returns to Pay-Per-View with Final Resolution from the Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Nevada. The Final Resolution Main Event; Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode in a Last Man Standing Match.
Christy Hemme introduces the next contest for Impact Wrestling.
TNA World Tag Team Championship:
Bromans (c) vs. Bad Influence
The former tag champions kicks the match off in fine form against the new champions, isolating Robbie E from Jesse Godderz. Daniels and Kazarian make quick tags back and forth. Robbie E is dropkicked to the canvas and Jesse gets in the ring. Daniels hits a spin kick on Jesse who falls to the outside. The former champions remain in full control of the match while the Bromans are forced to regroup on the outside. Jesse gets back in the ring and pokes Daniels in the eyes then strikes him with a number of uppercuts. The Bromans finally gain some momentum in the match, but they are shot down by a head scissors from Daniels. Daniels and Kazarian hit a Lariat/Chop Block combo and go for a pin on Jesse when Robbie E makes the save. All four brawl in the ring when Daniels is taken out. The Bromanís take out Kaz with the Brodown and Robbie E covers him for the 3 count.
Result: Bromans retain their titles (via pinfall)
Jessie and Robbie E are handed their championships and prepare to celebrate when their celebration is cut short by AC/DCís T.N.T. Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin make their TNA debuts to a huge reaction in Salt Lake City. The Bromanís get stared down by Haas and Benjamin; both teams not saying a word to each other. Haas and Benjamin point at the Tag Titles and signal that theyíre intending on coming after them. The Worldís Greatest Tag Team leave the ring with the Bromanís left worried about their future as the tag champions.
Mike Tenay and Taz reveals breaking news from TNA Management that the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion will be in non-title action immediately following the commercial break. AJís opponent is none other than the King of the Mountain Jeff Jarrett.
Jeff Jarrett returns to Impact Wrestling with Karen Jarrett at his side. The King of the Mountain heads down to the ring with Guitar in hand. He gets on the microphone and tells the crowd how great it is to be home in TNA. He makes his intentions clear; heís going to beat AJ Styles within an inch of his life and earn himself a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Evil Ways plays as the new champion makes his way down to the ring. The fans are solidly behind the new champion as he comes down to the ring. AJ gets in the ring with the championship and stares down his long-time rival.
Phenomenal AJ Styles (c) vs. Jeff Jarrett w. Karen Jarrett
The two of them wrestle back and forth for several moments at the start of the match. Jarrett gets the upper hand over the champion and whips him out of the ring. The fight continues on the arena floor with Jarrett whipping AJ shoulder first into the ring steps. Referee Earl Hebner gets involved with Jarrett; allowing Karen to add insult to injury by kicking AJ repeatedly. Jeff goes back on the attack and finally rolls AJ into the ring. Jarrett begins to work the leg of the champion, setting up perhaps for the figure four, but AJ starts fighting back with a pelee kick. They both get back to their feet and the Phenomenal One starts hitting Jarrett with several uppercuts before whipping him across the ring and sending him down with a drop kick. Jarrett goes outside and the Phenomenal One dives over the top rope with a suicide dive. The champion is in full control of the match for most of the midway point and gets several pinning opportunities, but the King of the Mountain keeps getting out.
After returning from break, Karen Jarrett is distracting Hebner on the apron as Jarrett cracks the guitar over the skull of the champion. Jarrett follows up with the Stroke on the champion and rolls the bloody champion over for the pin. Hebner gets within an inch of counting three when AJ gets his foot on the rope. The crowd is solidly behind the champion as Jarrett stands in disbelief. AJ is pulled up by Jarrett, but hits a jawbreaker on him. The Champion drops Jeff with a suplex and climbs to the top rope. Karen grabs his foot, but AJ kicks her off and dives off with a Phenomenon DDT on Jarrett. AJ pins Jeff for a near fall and the match still continues. The contest changes again when AJ inadvertently knocks Earl Hebner down. The champion hits Jarrett with the Styles Clash and covers him but there is no one around to pin him. Gunner and Storm head down to the ring and attack Styles. Gunner grabs AJ and Storm nails him with the beer bottle. Jarrett hits the Stroke on AJ Styles again and this time covers him for the 1...2...3.
Result: Jeff Jarrett wins (via pinfall)
Jarrett celebrates with Storm, Gunner, and Karen while a bloody and knocked out AJ Styles lies on the canvas. Mike Tenay and Taz are beside themselves following the actions of Jarrett, Gunner, and Storm.
Magnus is shown making his way down to the ring area.
BFG 2013 Ė Sting vs. Magnus highlights with Magnus getting the win over the Icon.
Wearing a suit and tie, Magnus heads down to the ring with a very cocky look on his face.
I have come off the heels of one of the greatest matches in the Icon Stingís career. Unfortunately for the Stinger you will never live down the fact that you loss. For all of you who thought it couldnít be done all I have to say to you is that you never say never in professional wrestling. Tonight is the dawning of Magnus, the greatest professional wrestler in this company.
The Icon Sting comes down to the ring and gets in the face of his former MMA partner.
Well, Iím surprised you had the balls to show up after Bound for Glory.
Sting gets a microphone and addresses Magnus and the TNA fans.
The way I see it Magnus is that you got the better of be at Bound For Glory, and Iím proud to see you walk away with the win. That doesnít mean that I am just going to go away. Youíve come a long way over the last few years boy, but you still have a long way to go. TNA is constantly evolving and you have to change if you want to remain relevant. You have a lot of talent Magnus and I can help you get to the top, but I need you to get on board and trust me.
Sting extends a hand to Magnus.
Do you trust me?
Magnus looks around at the fans in TNA and glances back to Sting. He shakes Stingís hand, and pulls him in.
The question is... Do you trust me?
Magnus picks Sting up and drops him with a Rock Bottom. Magnus gets on top of Sting and starts beating the Icon down with stiff right hands across the side of his head. Magnus gets up and poses for the crowd over the Icon as Mike Tenay and Taz question what has just transpired between the two of them.
Hogan is in his office when Mr. Anderson comes in. The two of them talk about Andersonís reinstatement in TNA, and Ken thanks Hogan for bringing him back. Hogan welcomes Ken Anderson back to Impact Wrestling and tells him how much he believes that the Asshole can take out the Bully once and for all. Anderson tells Hogan that the Bully will be out once and for all.
Live from Las Vegas, Nevada TNA Wrestling presents Final Resolution. On December 8th the superstars of TNA put is all on the line in order to end the year on top. 2013 promises to end with a BANG.
The new TNA X Division Champion makes his way down to the ring. Chris Sabin gets on the microphone and tells the fans that heís the greatest X Division Champion to ever win and believes he shouldnít have to compete tonight. Hogan comes on over the screen and tells Sabin his ultimatum is to defend the X Division Championship tonight or be stripped of the gold. Sabin reluctantly agrees and Hogan introduces his opponent.
X Division Championship
Chris Sabin (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
The Charismatic Enigma heads down to the ring and they start brawling. Sabin gets a bit of an advantage, but the fight ends up on the outside as Hardy counters an Irish Whip and sends Sabin into the guard rail. Hardy gets on the apron and dives off with a kick to the face of Sabin. The two of them battle their way back to the inside of the ring. Hardy and Sabin continue the high flying match back and forth. The champion drops Hardy with an Enzuigiri and covers him for a near fall. Sabin starts an attack on Hardy, dropping him with a crucifix Powerbomb off the turnbuckle. The champion remains in full control until he sets up the Cradle Shock. Hardy counters out and boots him in the midsection before slamming him to the canvas with the Twist of Fate. The Charismatic Enigma climbs to the top rope and dives off with a Swanton. The champion is rolled up for a 1...2...3.
Result: New X Division Champion, Jeff Hardy via pinfall.
Jeff Hardy is handed the X Division Championship and raises it high in the air. The Charismatic Enigma is crowned the new champion as Mike Tenay and Taz celebrate his win. The new championís victory is short lived however when Sabin attacks him from behind. Sabin takes the X Division belt and leaves the ring with it.
Hulk Hogan meets with Austin Aries, Samoa Joe, Chavo Guerrero, and Zema Ion in his office. Hogan announces the return of Feast or Fired at Final Resolution, but with alter rules. There will only be 1 briefcase suspended over the ring. Four men will compete in a ladder match to grab that briefcase. The contents could include a World Title Match, an X Division Championship Match, $250,000.00 or a Pink Slip. Hogan continues to announces that over the coming weeks on Impact each of them will get the opportunity to qualify for the Feast or Fired Match against wrestlers from TNAís past. Hogan wishes them all the best.
Inside the ring, Jeremy Borash introduces the TNA Impact Wrestling Main Event.
Bully Ray vs. Ken Anderson
The leader of the Aces and 8s squares off against one of his former colleagues from the club as Hogan looks to fire Bully Ray from TNA completely. As the match kicks off we learn that the contest is now a Street Fight. The leader of the Aces takes Anderson out early with a low blow then backs him into the corner with a variety of rights and lefts. Ray slams Anderson to the ground with a spine buster and covers him for a near fall. It doesnít take too long for Bully to start looking for weapons as he crawls under the ring and pulls out a chain. Bully brings the chain in and strangles Mr. Anderson with it. Earl Hebner warns Bully, but the former TNA Champion gets in the face of the senior referee. Anderson gets up and starts fighting back with rights of his own, backing Bully into the ropes. Anderson whips him across the ring and clotheslines him straight over the top and onto the floor. The two of them brawl on the arena floor with Anderson finally bringing out a steel chair. He cracks the chair repeatedly across the back of the Bully and smashes it across his skull, busting the former champion wide open. The fight continues over the broadcast booth where Anderson body slams Bully through the announce table. The Asshole is on top of the match as he attempts to cover Bully for a near fall. Bully hits another low blow on Anderson and throws him off the stage, but Ray canít stand up and falls back to the ground. Both men struggle to get back to their feet and bring the fight to each other again. Anderson DDTs Bully Ray onto the arena floor and sits on top of the Bullyís chest. Anderson pounds away on Bullyís bloodied forehead repeatedly for several seconds before getting up and pulling Ray back up. The wrestlers work their way back to the ring with Anderson rolling Bully under the ropes. Anderson climbs into the ring and continues dominating Bully Ray. In an attempt to whip Bully into the corner, Anderson knocks Earl Hebner down, but the match continues with Anderson charging after Bully and nailing him with a clothesline. Anderson goes for the Mic Check when the lights go out in the Arena. After about 10 Seconds the lights come back on with Devon and Rhino standing in the ring. The two of them double team Anderson. Rhino goes for the Gore on Anderson, slamming him to the canvas. Bully Ray gets back up and tells Devon to get the table. Team 3D put the Table on Fire and slam Anderson through the table with a 3D. Anderson is out cold as Ray calls for another referee to come down. Eric Bischoff makes his surprise TNA Return with a Referee Shirt on. Bischoff counts the 1...2...3.
Result: Bully Ray wins via pinfall
Bischoff stands with Bully Ray, Devon, and Rhino with their hands held high in the air. Eric is handed a microphone and prepares to speak as Hogan, confused by whatís going on walks out to the entrance.
Allow me to introduce myself... My name is Eric Bischoff and I now own TNA Wrestling. Weíre going to make a lot of changes around here now that Iím back and in charge. I guarantee that professional wrestling fans havenít seen anything yet.
Impact Wrestling ends with Eric Bischoff giving off a huge smile as Bully Ray, Devon, and Rhino celebrate in the background. Hogan and Bischoff exchange words off camera.
Velvet Sky def. Brooke via DQ (4:09)
TNA Tag Team Championship Ė Bromans(c) def. Bad Influence via Pin (4:38)
Non-Title Match - Jeff Jarrett def. AJ Styles(c) via pinfall (11:55)
X Division Championship Ė Jeff Hardy def. Chris Sabin (c) via pinfall (5:29)
Streetfight Ė Bully Ray def. Mr. Anderson via pinfall (10:49)
TNA Wrestling Presents
Caesarís Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
Last Man Standing Match
Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode
Feast or Fired Match
1 Briefcase containing a TNA World Title or X Division Title Shot, $250,000.00 or a Pink Slip