- The 2012 TNA Against All Odds pay-per-view opens up with a camera crew greeting Jeff Hardy as he arrived earlier today. Hardy just smiles and enters the building.
– We go to a promo video for tonight’s pay-per-view.
Zema Ion vs. Jesse Soresen
Zema Ion is the first man to make his way out to the ring, to a bit of a lukewarm reaction from the crowd. He’s followed by Sorensen, who comes out without his letterman’s jacket, but still carrying his football. He gets a positive reaction from the crowd.
Sorensen hands off his football to a child at ringside. Ion walks by with his hairspray, asking if the kid wants some, but the kid refuses. Sorensen ambushes Ion and hits him with a right before sending him into the ring to begin the match.
Sorensen hits Ion with a big belly to back suplex, then a nice bridging suplex before Ion makes his way to the outside to put on a bit more hairspray. Ion comes back into the ring with a slingshot, but doesn’t catch anything but the mat. Sorensen tries for a couple of quick roll ups, but Ion won’t stay down, and he catches Jesse with a boot to the stomach. Jesse hits Ion with a hurricanrana that sends Ion to the outside again.
Ion steals the football from the kid at ringside, much to the chagrin of the crowd. Jesse catches Ion with a baseball slide to the back while Ion is taunting the kid, but Jesse misses a plancha, and falls to the floor. Ion places the football aside before sending Jesse back into the ring, heading to the top, and hitting a beautiful missile dropkick. Jesse heads to the outside, so Ion goes to the top rope, and hits an asai moonsault from the middle rope, hitting Sorensen with his knees right to Jesse’s face. Ion heads back into the ring, and it looks like Jesse might be legit shaken up.
The ref counts, and he gets all the way up to nine and Sorensen doesn’t stir. Ion breaks the count for a second. The ref checks on Jesse and throws up an X. The bell rings, and this one is over.
Trainers run out from the back, and Sorensen has barely moved since Ion hit that moonsault. Ion heads out of the ring and toward the back, pointing at himself and saying he’s the number one contender. Ion is indeed announced the winner of the match.
Winner and NEW #1 Contender to the X Division Championship: Zema Ion
– After the match, everyone looks worried as trainers come out and check on Sorensen. Ion plays it off and heads to the back as the new #1 contender.
– Christy Hemme is backstage with TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode. Roode talks about his opponents tonight and says he will be the better man and walk out World Champ tonight. Roode says Sting will finally know why he is the IT factor of pro wrestling and the most dominant champion ever.
– We go to the ring and out comes TNA Television Champion Robbie E. with Rob Terry. Robbie issues an open challenge and it’s answered by Shannon Moore.
TNA TV Title Match: Robbie E. vs. Shannon Moore
The bell rings and they go at it with Moore sending Robbie out to the floor with a dropkick. Robbie tells Terry to lead the way with the TV Title and they go to walk out. Moore comes up the ramp and attacks Robbie from behind, bringing the fight back to the ringside area. Moore brings it back in the ring and they go at it in the corner. Moore with an atomic drop and a spin kick for a 2 count.
Robbie sends Moore to the apron and eventually knocks him back into the fan barrier. Robbie comes back and keeps Moore grounded on the mat now. Moore fights out but runs into a kick in the corner. Robbie with a back elbow knocking Moore to the mat. Robbie goes to the second rope and comes down with an elbow for another 2 count. Moore makes another comeback and hits a bulldog for 2.
Moore hits a dropkick that sends Robbie to the floor. Moore moonsaults from the apron to Robbie on the floor and takes him out. Moore brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. And another 2 count, and another. Moore misses a moonsault and Robbie clotheslines him for a close 2 count. Robbie goes to the top but Moore knocks him off his feet. Moore climbs up top and brings Robbie to the mat with a hurricanrana for 2. They trade holds and Moore rolls up for 2. Rob Terry gets a big right hand in on Moore. Robbie catches Moore and hits his finisher for the win.
Winner: Robbie E.
TNA Knockouts Title Match: Tara vs. Gail Kim
After a promo video, Tara makes her way out first. Out next is TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim and her Knockouts Tag Team Champion partner Madison Rayne. The match starts with Tara on the offense. Tara tosses Gail around by her hair.
Gail turns things around with a neckbreaker on the apron. Gail comes in with a boot to the face and right hands. Gail slams Tara into the corner face first and splashes her with a clothesline. Gail with a missile dropkick from the top. Madison gets pissed at something, tells Gail to screw herself and walks off.
Gail continues and hits a crossbody for 2. Gail with a submission on Tara’s leg now. Gail with another submission but Tara manages to get to the ropes and break the hold. Gail takes Tara to the top and brings her back to the mat with a hurricanrana. Gail turns around to a powerslam from Tara. Tara fights back and clotheslines Gail. Tara with the big sideslam for a 2 count. They end up back on the top and Gail gets backdropped to the mat. Tara hits the moonsault from the top but appears to have injured her knee. Tara crawls over and covers but Gail kicks out at 2. Tara limps to her feet and goes for her finisher but Gail counters. Gail works on the injured leg then hits Eat Defeat for the win.
Winner: Gail Kim
– Christy Hemme is backstage with James Storm. Storm is ready to win the World Heavyweight Title and party.
TNA Tag Team Title Match: Magnus and Samoa Joe vs. Matt Morgan and Crimson
Out first comes the challengers Samoa Joe and Magnus followed by the TNA Tag Team Champions Matt Morgan and Crimson. Joe and Morgan start things off going back and forth. Joe backs Morgan in the corner and tags in Magnus. Morgan works on the arm and tags in Crimson. Crimson keeps in control of Magnus and hits a running knee for a pin attempt. Morgan comes back in and Crimson whips him into Magnus in the corner. Crimson suplexes Magnus and Morgan covers for 2.
Magnus turns it around on Crimson with the help of Joe and clotheslines him for a pin attempt. Joe gets tagged in and hits Crimson with a bunch of rights. Crimson fights back now but Joe runs over him with a forearm. Magnus comes back in and they double team Crimson for another 2 count. More tags and double teaming on Crimson. Magnus comes in but Crimson fights him off. Magnus stops the comeback with a back suplex and another 2 count. Joe comes in and works over Crimson. Joe hits a powerslam and another 2 count. More tags by the challengers. Morgan and Joe come in at the same time. Morgan cleans house and slams Magnus into Joe head first. Magnus leaps but Morgan catches him in mid-air and drops him with the big sideslam for 2 as Joe breaks the pin.
Crimson and Morgan double team Joe now. Magnus makes the sayve and takes out Crimson. The challengers double team Morgan in the corner now. Morgan shoves Joe into Magnus. Crimson comes in to help but accidentally spears Morgan. They send Crimson to the floor and hit the double team move on Morgan for the pinfall, the titles and the win.
Winner and New TNA Tag Team Champions: Samoa Joe and Magnus
– Christy Hemme is backstage with Bully Ray. He puts her down and says no matter what she does she won’t look good. He calls her a feeble woman and tells her to go away. Ray cuts a promo on tonight’s World Heavyweight Title match.
TNA X Division Title Match: Alex Shelley vs. Austin Aries
We go to the ring and out first comes Alex Shelley followed by the TNA X Division Champion Austin Aries. They trade holds to start and Aries goes to the corner to show off. Shelley attacks with chops and a knee to the gut. Shelley with kicks and a dropkick that sends Aries to the floor. Shelley leaps from the corner to the floor and takes Aries down again.
Shelley slingshots in and keeps control until Aries drops his neck over the top. Aries comes in with the ropes but Shelley puts his knees up. Shelley with a dropkick from the top now. Shelley clotheslines Aries to the floor. Aries goes under the ring and comes out from under the other side. Aries sends Shelley to the floor and suicide dives through the ropes, taking Shelley out. Aries brings it back in the ring and works Shelley over in the corners. Aries with a stomp on the face and an elbow to the back for 2.
Aries keeps control and calls for the swinging elbow drop but it’s countered. Aries hits Shelley with a rake to the eyes. Shelley with a kick to the head and chops. Shelley whips Aries hard into the corner and nails a big clothesline. Shelley continues the offense and hits a big knee to the back of the head, sending Aries out to the floor. Aries comes in from behind but Shelley dumps him over the top and back to the floor. Shelley runs the ropes and dives through the ropes, taking out Aries. More offense and another 2 count from Shelley.
The end comes when Aries hits knees to the head followed by the brainbuster. He turns that into Last Chancery and Shelley taps out for the win.
Winner: Austin Aries
– We get a promo video showing events leading up to tonight’s match between AJ Styles and Kazarian with Daniels’ involvement.
AJ Styles vs. Kazarian
We go to the ring and out first comes Kazarian with Daniels leading the way. Out next comes AJ Styles.
They lock up and have words. AJ rips off the Daniels t-shirt that Kazarian was wearing. They go to the mat and trade holds as Daniels looks on. The crowd chants Daniels sucks as AJ takes Kaz to the mat with a headlock.
A good solid match with lots of back and forth action and pin attempts. AJ hit the pele kick out of nowhere after several pin attempts by both men. AJ looked to springboard in the ring on Kaz but moonsaulted out onto Daniels and the floor. AJ came back in the ring but Kaz caught him with Fade to Black for the win.
– Christy Hemme is backstage with Eric Bischoff and Gunner. Bischoff talks about Hulk Hogan putting his nose in Bischoff’s family business. Bischoff says Hogan understands how dangerous this situation is and says Gunner is going to destroy Garett. Bischoff acts like he’s getting emotional. Gunner says he is going to finish what he started tonight. We go to a promo video for the match.
Gunner vs. Garett Bischoff
We go to the ring and out first comes Gunner with Eric Bischoff. Garett Bischoff is out next and he’s accompanied to the ring by Hulk Hogan.
The bell rings and they trade shoves and words. Garett takes Gunner down with arm drags and a dropkick. They lock up again and Gunner goes behind and gets the offense this time. Garett takes Gunner to the corner but Gunner turns it around. Garett goes to work on the arm now. More back and forth action as Hogan cheers Garett on. Garett keeps coming back until Eric grabs his leg. Hogan comes over and the ref gets between he and Eric. Gunner takes control in the ring now until Garett slides out of a slam. Garett with a backslide for 2. Garrett drops Gunner on his face and goes back to a submission.
The match goes on with more of the same. Gunner beats Garett down in front of Hogan and stomps on him. Garett tries to come back again but Gunner stops him and puts a knee to the back of his neck. Eric gets a cheap shot in on Garett while the referee is distracted. Hogan comes over and lays Eric out with a right. In the ring, Garett rolls Gunner up but he kicks out at 2. Gunner hits another neckbreaker and Hogan tells the referee to check on Garett’s neck. Gunner continues the assault on Garett’s neck as Hogan tells Earl Hebner to check Garett’s neck again. Garett blocks another neckbreaker and this brings Hogan to the apron with the white towel. Garett tells Hogan not to throw it in but turns around to a big DDT from Gunner for the win.
– Christy Hemme is backstage with Sting. He says he’s the special enforcer for tonight’s main event so we get a clear cut winner. Sting says it’s showtime and walks off.
– We get a video package for tonight’s main event.
TNA World Heavyweight Title Match: Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy vs. James Storm vs. Bobby Roode
We go to the ring ad out comes Sting, the special enforcer for tonight’s main event. Bully Ray is out first followed by James Storm, Jeff Hardy and then the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode.
Hemme does formal ring introductions and introduces Sting first. Bully Ray cuts her off next and does her own introductions. Roode tells Ray that they can work together like old times. The bell rings and Ray goes to the floor, allowing Roode to get double teamed by Hardy and Storm. Storm with a big neckbreaker on Roode. They beat up Roode in the corner as Ray looks on from the floor.
Ray finally comes in the ring and clotheslines Hardy and Storm at the same time. Roode cheers Ray on. Ray grabs him with a big slam for a 2 count as Storm breaks the pin up. Ray knocks Hardy off the apron and goes at it with Storm. Storm fights off Roode and Ray. Storm hits the backstabber on Roode for 2. Storm and Roode work together now to double team suplex Ray. They do the Beer Money taunt but Roode decks Storm. They trade right hands in the ring but Storm hit sa forearm and Roode goes down. Storm with a big back drop on Roode. Hardy comes back in and takes out Roode for 2. Ray also comes back in and takes out Hardy with a big boot.
Ray drops a series of elbows on Hardy for a 2 count. Ray keeps the attack on Hardy going and hits him with chops in the corner. Storm and Roode come in. All four men go down after a Tower of Doom in the corner. Ray with a 2 count on Roode, then Hardy. Ray with a sideslam for 2 on Storm now. Hardy hits Twist of Fate on Ray. Hardy turns around to a fight with Roode. Roode slams Hardy on his face. Roode charges Hardy but Ray knocks him out of stride. Ray accidentally splashes the referee in the corner and he goes down. Ray hits the Bubba Bomb on Hardy but the referee is down. Sting tries to revive the referee. Hardy lays out Ray and gets the pin but the referee is still down. Roode spears Hardy as the referee comes to. Storm hits the knees to the face on Roode. Storm hits the Last Call superkick on Roode but Ray pulls the referee out of the ring. This brings Stung over. Storm splashes over the top rope but takes out the referee instead of Ray. In the ring, Roode hits a spinebuster on Ray but Hardy hits Twist of Fate on Roode. Hardy goes up top but misses the Swanton as Roode rolls out of the ring. Roode grabs the World Title belt and brings it in the ring. Sting sees him and grabs it. Roode and Sting have words. Roode shoves Sting and spits on him. Roode dares him to hit back. Sting swings the title belt but Roode ducks and Sting nails Hardy with it. Roode covers Hardy and tells Sting to make the count. Sting hesitates but counts the pin.
Winner: Bobby Roode
– After the match, Roode tells Sting to pick up the World Title belt and give it to him, then raise his hand. After relays, Against All Odds goes off the air with Roode walking to the back with the World Title as Sting and Hardy are in the ring.