TNA PPVs CALDWELL'S TNA BFG PPV RESULTS 10/20 (Hour 2): Angle vs. Roode featured match, KO Title match, ECIII debuts
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TNA Bound for Glory PPV Results
October 20, 2013
San Diego, Calif.
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
PPV Hour 2
In-ring: For the next title match of the show, Gail Kim was introduced first to challenge for the Knockouts Title. Aces & Eights music brought out Brooke, then champion ODB was introduced last.
3 -- Knockouts champion ODB vs. BROOKE vs. GAIL KIM -- Knockouts Title match
On commentary, Taz acted like he absorbed ODB's regular drunkenness by stumbling over himself and mislabeling TNA's fan interaction weekend event. Following up on the one-segment TV build-up on Thursday, Brooke refused to work with Gail early on, setting this up as every Knockout for herself, at least initially. They built to a top-rope spot of ODB trying a double suplex on both heels, but they fought ODB off. Brooke then dropped an elbow to ODB and all three sold on the mat.
Reset. The ref was bumped, then ODB had a pin on both competitors, but no ref. Lei'd Tapa then showed up to scare ODB. ODB tried charging Lei'd on the ramp, but Lei'd ran her over. Lei'd then KO'ed Brooke, which indirectly led to Gail pinning Brooke to win the title. Afterward, Lei'd held up the KO Title belt, scooped up a lifeless Gail, and handed her the belt. Gail embraced Lei'd, revealing a new bodyguard relationship.
WINNER: Gail at 10:23 to capture the Knockouts Title. Three title changes in three matches to start the show. (**)
Backstage: New TNA backstage interviewer Gill approached new TNA tag champions Robbie E. and Jessie, along with Mr. Olympia. The Bro-Mans vowed to continue the celebration this Thursday in Salt Lake City, then partook in a protein shake celebration.
Backstage: JB brought in Bobby Roode to discuss his match against Kurt Angle tonight. Roode sarcastically called it a "shocker" that Angle turned down the Hall of Fame. He claimed responsibility for Angle turning down the HOF after what he told him Thursday on Impact. So, tonight at Bound for Glory, he proves that he is a better man and wrestler than Angle. Roode also vowed to make Angle tap out.
Video Package: The Angle vs. Roode two-week feud leading into the PPV.
In-ring: Bobby Roode was introduced first, then Kurt Angle, who was introduced as a TNA Hall of Famer. Taz said that doesn't apply anymore, right? Tenay said Angle will accept when he's ready, which they're not sure when Angle will make that determination. "I really don't understand," Taz said, playing up confusion over Angle turning down the HOF one night after his HOF induction.
4 -- KURT ANGLE vs. BOBBY ROODE
Angle sold having ring rust early on, allowing Roode to take early control. Roode sold being cocky about his control, so Angle asserted himself with an early Anklelock. But, Roode impressively countered and shoved Angle to the outside. Meanwhile, Taz recapped Angle turning down the "highest honor in the industry, the Hall of Fame." Notice he did not say "TNA Hall of Fame," just a general "Hall of Fame," as if it's just an entity not affiliated with a particular company.
On the outside, Roode and Angle traded blows with Roode retaining the advantage. Roode began targeting Angle's neck, then continued the attack in the ring. Angle then fought back with a belly-to-belly suplex for a nearfall. But, Roode came back with a spinebuster for a two count of his own. Roode followed with a cross-face submission, trying to wrench on the neck. But, Angle reached out and grabbed the bottom rope for a break.
Angle went for a desperation moonsault, but Roode moved and flowed into a cross-face submission. Angle teased tapping before grabbing Roode's foot and flowing into an Anklelock while trapping the other leg with a figure-four. Innovative hold, but Roode broke free and flowed into another cross-face. Angle found a way to escape, lift Roode onto his shoulders, and flow into the Angle Slam for a close nearfall.
Reset at 16:00. Angle wanted the trio of German Suplexes, but Roode pulled the ref in close to allow him to mule kick Angle with the ref's vision impaired. Roode then nailed a power move out of a fireman's carry position for a close two count. Roode went back to the move, but Angle avoided and slapped on the Anklelock. Roode fought, then Angle grapevined the ankle. Roode freaked out and teased tapping out, then sold passing out. The ref decided to check Roode for life by lifting his hand in the air, but in the process, Roode's hand fell on the bottom rope, with the ref inadvertently causing a rope break. The crowd booed.
At 20:00, Angle reset his attack and took Roode to the top rope to deliver a super Angle Slam. Both men sold on the mat, though, so Angle was unable to make a pin. The ref applied a ten count, Roode reached his feet at nine, the ref stopped counting for Angle for some reason, and then Roode collapsed on top of Angle. It was good for a three count. Apparently the deal is Angle "injured his head" executing the super Angle Slam.
Post-match: No one checked on Angle as the announcers sold concern about Angle's condition. The ref focused on Roode, then one minute after the finish, checked on Angle. A TNA staffer then hit the ring to check on Angle, who did the hand-twitching deal to sell feeling in his hands. Medics eventually hit the ring to check on Angle as Roode's music stopped. Angle was fit for a neckbrace as the announcers talked about Angle's history of neck injuries.
Angle was placed on a stretcher and taken out of the ring, but he suddenly got off the stretcher to sell toughness. Angle then walked onto the entrance ramp and forced his hands in the air to salute the crowd on the way out. Angle continued to sell being a physical wreck before leaving.
WINNER: Roode at 20:58. It's been a little while since TNA ran the neck injury angle for Angle, so we'll see how this one plays out, or if it was just a way to shift the focus away from Angle losing his return match. The match itself was easily the best of the PPV thus far after a slow start. Angle got his "out" with Roode appearing to pass out before the rope break, so there's a re-match opportunity here. (***1/2)
A.J. Styles Flashback: Styles beat Sting in 2009 to retain the TNA Title.
Backstage: Bully Ray was shown talking to no one about the Aces & Eights group re-forming. Bully then addressed certain individuals off-camera that they fooled everyone and tonight is all about their colors. Ray told them that when you ride with Aces & Eights, you never walk alone.
In-ring: Ethan Carter III's music played to bring out the former Derrick Bateman making his TNA debut. ECIII was billed from Boca Raton, Florida, of note. Generic music then played to bring out ECIII's opponent, a diminutive jobber billed as Norv Fernum, billed from San Diego.
5 -- ETHAN CARTER III vs. NORV FERNUM
ECIII landed a hip toss and Norv sold immense back pain. ECIII with an armdrag that Norv over-sold before looking to the crowd for support. No support for the jobber, who took another beating from Carter. Carter snapped off a t-bone suplex, drawing a comment from Taz on commentary. Suddenly, Norv delivered dropkicks into a cross-body suplex for a two count. Carter had enough and finished off Norv with a power finisher for the win. On commentary, Tenay confirmed ECIII as Dixie Carter's nephew.
WINNER: ECIII at 3:26.
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