Viacom, the owners of Spike TV put in an offer to buy out Panda Energy and assume majority ownership of TNA Entertainment. The deal would be signed prior to the biggest show of the year, Bound for Glory. As part of the deal Dixie Carter would move into an advisor role within the company, with the day to day operations being handled by Eric Bischoff as CEO of Impact Wrestling. Along with Bischoff, Bruce Prichard would continue to control the creative department within the company. Jeff Jarrett, still minority shareholder would accept the position of VP of Talent Relations and Hulk Hogan would continue to work as the companies on air General Manager and would assist behind the scenes with talent development and creative. The new team would take over officially on October 1, 2013 with the storylines wrapping up for Bound For Glory in San Diego, California.
Bound For Glory Card Recap:
No 1 Contender’s Gauntlet Match Tag Team Titles – Bad Influence def. Chavo and Hernandez, The Bromans, and Young/Park
X Division Championship Ultimate X Match – Jeff Hardy def. Manik© vs. Samoa Joe, Chris Sabin, and Austin Aries
Tag Team Titles Match – Bad Influence def. Gunner and Storm© when Gunner turns his back on his partner and leaves the ring. Storm is left fighting in a two-on-one handicap situation and comes up short.
Knockout Title Triple Threat Match – Gail Kim def. ODB© and Brooke
Bobby Roode def. Kurt Angle
ECIII def. Local Talent in a squash match after proclaiming how he is the greatest wrestler in the world.
Sting def. Magnus via Disqualification after Magnus hits Sting with a blatant low blow then attacking him with his own baseball bat. Sting is brutally attacked and taken out on a stretcher.
World Heavyweight Title Match (IF BULLY loses Dixie sells TNA, and Aces & 8s Disband/IF AJ loses he is fired from TNA) – AJ Styles def. Bully Ray© with the Styles Clash in a no DQ match that had the Aces and 8s come down and attack AJ, only to have Hogan return to AJ’s rescue after quitting on Dixie recently on Impact Wrestling. Ken Anderson turns on the Aces and hits a Mic Check on Bully Ray.
IMPACT WRESTLING ROSTER:
TNA Heavyweight Champion - AJ Styles
X Division Champion - Jeff Hardy
TNA World Tag Team Champions - Christopher Daniels and Kazarian
Knockout's Champion - Gail Kim
Sheik Abdul Bashir