2012 Against All Odds PPV Full Results
Location: Orlando, FL.
Commentary: Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash
TNA Against All Odds opened with Jeff Hardy entering the Impact Zone. He was asked how his health was and whether tonight was the night for him. Hardy stopped, smirked and entered the venue.
TNA aired a video feature on the TNA title bout to open the PPV.
Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash welcomed everyone to the PPV. They discussed the four way match that will headline the show.
They announced that Taz was missing the show due to a “loss in his family.” We at PWSForums would like to send our prayers and thoughts out to Tazz and his family and we are deeply sorry for their loss.
Jesse Sorensen vs. Zema Ion
SoCal Val is handling the ring announcing. No Christy Hemme as she’ll be doing backstage interviews.
Sorensen and Ion went at it outside the ring to start the bout. Sorensen caught Ion with a back suplex and a bridging pin attempt early, then clotheslined Ion over the top the floor. Ion, who was obsessed with spraying his hair with hair spray, shoulderblocked Sorensen through the ropes, then missed a slingshot back into the ring. Sorensen caught Ion with a series of offensive maneuvers and several near falls, but Ion went to the floor to break up the momentum.
Ion got into it with a child that Sorensen had given a football too and grabbed it away. Sorensen nailed a sliding kick to the outside, but missed a pescado to the floor. Back in the ring, Ion drilled him with a missile dropkick, sending Sorensen back to the floor. Ion used the apron as a base and leapt off the corner to nail a moonsault to the floor.
Sorensen was knocked out and didn’t return to the ring. He was counted out.
Your winner by countout: Zema Ion
After the match:
Several officials and security checked on Sorensen. Ion left the ring and told the cameras that’s why he is the best high flyer in the business. Ion was very good at covering and acting like this was the plan, even though Sorensen was obviously hurt. That's the mark of a good pro.
Mike Tenay and Jeremy Borash talked a lot about the finish of the match. It looked like Sorensen had been KO’d legit.
It was going fine before the injury but they never really got out of the gate.
Christy Hemme interviewed TNA champion Bobby Roode. He said that its fitting that it’s titled Against All Odds because he has to defend against three top contenders in TNA, but you can flip that coin. He said that he’s been the most dominant champion in TNA history. He said that you can call it greed or something else, but he gets the job done. He said that Jeff Hardy has had multiple chances at the belt but has failed. He’s beaten James Storm every single time. Roode said that he has no idea what Bully Ray’s problem is, because they were a team on Impact but Ray has some selfishness of his own. Roode said that he is the leader of the selfish generation and when his arm is raised in victory tonight, Sting will know finally that Roode is the “it” factor in pro wrestling.
TNA TV champion Robbie E. (with Robbie E.) vs. ?
E said that he and Robbie T created something special for tonight and that’s the Robbie E. Invitational. He said they can try to take his title but they aren’t on the guest list.
Out came Shannon Moore. E. acted like he was going to lock up but then decided he was going to walk out. Moore chased him down and attacked him on the ramp, then whipped him into the guard rail.
Moore tossed E. into the ring but was quickly cut off. E. worked him over in the corner but was nailed with a hiptoss and a spinkick for a near fall. Moore chopped E. in the corner and drilled him with a knee in the gut. Moore went for a head scissors out of the corner but was caught and sent over the ropes to the apron. E used a running knee to send Moore crashing off the apron into the railing.
E. retrieved Moore and began pie-facing him into the ring. E cut him off with a running elbow and covered him for a two count. E locked in a side chinlock, trying to wear Moore down. Moore fired out with elbows and several right hands. Moore was caught with a running back elbow. E drilled Moore with an elbow off the middle turnbuckle.
Moore tried to fire back with rights but was kicked down by E. Moore was locked back into a side chinlock but Moore escaped and nailed him with an enziguiri. Moore sent E. to the floor and drilled an Asai Moonsault.
Moore rolled him back into the ring and covered him several times for near falls. Moore missed a moonsault and was drilled with a running clothesline for a two count. E. went to the top but played to the crowd, allowing Moore to dropkick him and cut him off. Moore ascended to the top and snapped E. with a top rope rana for a near fall.
Moore went for a neckbreaker but E tried to reverse. Moore rolled up E. who kicked up. Moore was sent into the ropes, where Robbie T. drilled him with a knockout punch. E. covered the stunned Moore and scored the pin.
Your winner and still TNA TV champion: Robbie E
TNA Knockouts Championship
Gail Kim (c)(with Madison Rayne) vs. Tara
Kim and Rayne were having words at ringside, allowing Tara to go right after Kim in the corner, using her hair to snapmare Kim across the ring and then locking her in a Hangman’s neck breaker. Tara drilled her with a kick and went for a suplex but Kim turned it into a neckbreaker for a two count. Tara fired back but Kim used the ropes to snap her throat across the ropes.
Kim kicked her in the face and peppered her with right hands. Kim ran Tara into the corner turnbuckles. Kim nailed a leaping clothesline into the corner. Kim came off the top with a missile dropkick. Rayne told Kim, “Screw you” and walked off. Kim blew her off and went right back to work on Tara, trying to force a submission by going after her bad knee.
Tara forced her off but was trapped in an Octopus. Tara collapsed towards the ropes to break the hold. Kim kicked away at Tara, then positions her on the top rope. Kim nailed a top rope rana and walked around the ring, mocking Rayne’s wave to the crowd. This delay allowed Tara to nail her with a powerslam out of nowhere. Kim recovered first but Tara fired back. Tara nailed a sideslam for a two count,
Kim and Tara battled on the top. Kim was backdropped from the top to the floor. Tara then nailed a top rope moonsault, but began grabbing at her bad knee. She was in pain but dragged herself onto Kim for a two count. Tara went for the Widow’s Peak but Kim slipped out and drilled Tara’s knee, then snapped her with the Eat Defeat for the pin.
Your winner and still TNA Knockouts champion: Gail Kim
TNA Tag Team Championship
Crimson & Matt Morgan (c) vs. Samoa Joe & Magnus
Morgan and Joe opened the bout, locking up. Joe grabbed a side headlock. Morgan sent him into the ropes. Joe nailed a shoulderblock but neither budged. Joe shoved Morgan and kicked him in the gut. Joe drilled Morgan with several right hands and locked in an armbar. Magnus tagged in but Morgan reversed it and tagged in Crimson.
Crimson powered Magnus down to the mat but Magnus did a tip up and used the momentum to reverse it. He and Crimson went back and forth working over each other’s arms. Crimson slugged him with a right hand and clothesline. Magnus was caught with a cravate into a snapmare, followed by a running knee drop for a two count.
Morgan and Crimson doubleteamed Magnus. Crimson was caught with a knee from the outside by Joe, who then snapped him over the ropes by the throat. Magnus came off the ropes with a clothesline and tagged Joe in. Joe drilled Crimson with several strikes but Crimson fought back. Joe cut him off and now it was the challengers’ turn to nail a series of double team moves.
The challengers tagged in and out working over Crimson. Crimson tried to fight his way out but was caught with a Joe powerslam. Joe tagged him with a series of rights in the corner. Crimson came off the top with a flying clothesline after kicking off Joe. Morgan rallied the crowd behind Crimson, who finally made the hot tag.
Morgan drilled Magnus with several clotheslines and a knee lift. Joe hit the ring but was caught as well as Morgan nailed a double clothesline. Morgan drilled Magnus with a sideslam for a two count but Joe nailed him with a dropkick to make the save. Crimson returned to the fray, battling with Joe. Joe raked his eyes but was nailed with a double team shoulderblock. Joe and Magnus cut off Crimson and they went for their double team moves but Magnus reversed a whip and sent Joe into Magnus.
Crimson returned and went for the spear but Joe sidestepped him and Crimson drilled his own partner. Joe clotheslined Crimson over the top to the floor. Joe nailed an enziguiri on Morgan and sent him into Magnus flying elbow for the pin.
Your winners and new TNA Tag Team champions: Magnus & Samoa Joe
Christy Hemme interviewed Bully Ray. Ray hilariously ripped on Hemme and told her to get away. Ray said that he’s got Storm and Hardy’s numbers and said that he’s in Roode’s head like no one has ever been. He said that he’s not the dark horse. He said he’s in the best shape he’s ever been in and is ready to piss off the wrestling world like never before. He declared he was going to be the champion. Usual great promo from Ray.
TNA X-Division Championship
Austin Aries (c) vs. Alex Shelley
They locked up with Aries evading Shelley and playing to the crowd. The crowd is doing the dueling chants but the audio is so low it doesn’t come across well on TV. Having been to the Zone about a dozen times, I can tell you that the crowd is so much louder than they ever come across on live TV.
Aries drilled Shelley with some moves and played to the crowd, but Shelley came back with several moves. He went for the Sliced Bread #2 but Aries dropped down, asking for a time out and sat on the apron. Shelley kicked him and slingshot him back into the ring. Shelley nailed a thrust kick, sending Aries to the floor.
Shelley set up for a dive but Aries went under the ring and attacked him from behind, sending him to the floor. Aries hit a heat seeking missile dive to the floor on Aries. Aries pulled Shelley through the ropes and drilled him with a neckbreaker. Aries attacked him with a knee to the back and covered Shelley for a two count.
Aries chopped Shelley in the corner, then smashed him into the turnbuckles. Aries snapmared him and stomped Shelley’s face, then dropped an elbow for a two count. Shelley fired back with several chops, whipping him into the corner and nailing a clothesline that sent Aries upside down.
Shelley set up for a superkick to the chest and connected. Aries was slammed into the center turnbuckle after avoiding Sliced Bread #2. Aries rolled outside and went under the ring again. He tried to sneak up on Shelley but was backdropped over the top to the floor. Shelley nailed him with a suicide dive to the floor. Back in the ring, Shelley worked over Aries for several two counts.
Aries cut him off and nailed his pendulum elbow. He went for the brainbuster but Shelley kicked him off. Shelley nailed Aries who rebounded off the ropes and connected hard with him. Both men were down in opposite corners. Aries charged but was kicked off hard by Shelley. The challenger went for Sliced Bread #2 but was cut off by Aries. Aries went to the apron. Shelley followed and went for Sliced Bread #2 but was sent into the ringpost.
Aries drilled Shelley with a death valley driver on the apron and rolled him into the ring. Shelley kicked up at the last second. He caught Aries with Sliced Bread #2 but Aries grabbed the bottom rope at the last second. Aries drilled him with a series of moves but Shelley still kicked up, shocking Shelley. He went for another brainbuster but was small packaged for a two count. Shelley drilled him with a series of kicks for another two count.
Shelley went for Sliced Bread #2 but Aries turned it into a slam, nailed a brainbuster and locked on the Last Chancery, forcing Shelley to tap.
Your winner and still TNA X-Division champion: Austin Aries
Jeff Hardy was interviewed by Christy Hemme. He said his back and neck have seen better days but he and his creatures see gold in his future. Too short to be anything of note but fine for Hardy.
Kazarian (with Chris Daniels) vs. AJ Styles
Daniels was with Kazarian, who was less than happy with that situation. They did some nice back and forth wrestling early on. Kazarian worked on Styles’ arm, but Styles reversed it. The crowd chanted, “Daniels sucks.”
Styles went for a leapfrog but Kazarian wasn’t in position so Styles threw him hard outside of the ring to cover. When he returned to the ring, Styles threw a hard kick and nailed a dropkick. Styles controlled Kazarian and sent him into the buckles. Styles snapmared Kaz over and kicked him hard in the back.
Kazarian cut off Styles but was sent to the floor. Styles nailed a flying forearm off the apron to the floor. Styles brought Kazarian back into the ring and locked on an Indian Death Lock. Kazarian was able to reach the ropes to force the break. Styles nailed him with a chop in the corner and whipped Kazarian into the opposite corner. Styles was cut off and nailed with a monkey flip that sent him flying high across the ring.
Kazarian scooped and slammed Styles, then nailed a springboard legdrop for a two count. Styles tried to nail a clothesline but Kazarian cut him off and drilled him down. Kazarian drilled him with a leaping kick for a two count. Kazarian whipped Styles hard into the corner. He whipped Styles into the opposite corner and leapt to meet him and snap him backwards with a Russian Legsweep for a near fall. Kazarian locked on a front facelock and held him down.
Styles fired back with several forearms but was drilled with a dropkick as he rebounded off the ropes. Kazarian used a surfboard style maneuver, pulling Styles’ arms back behind him as he pushed his knee into the lower back. Styles and Kazarian battled back and forth with punches. Kazarian missed a clothesline but Styles did not and then followed up with an enziguiri.
Styles used a modified facebuster for a two count. He went for a Styles Clash attempt but Kazarian fought out of it. They battled on the apron. Kazarian drove Styles’ face into the apron, leaping over the ropes into something like a cutter. Styles returned to the ring, where he was placed on the top rope. Styles fought him off but Kazarian drilled him with a strike, dazing him. Kazarian drilled him with several forearms and set up for a move but Styles used a headbutt to battle him off.
Styles leapt into an inverted DDT on Kazarian for a two count. Styles went for a suplex but Kazarian slips out and drills him with a STO. Both men were down and exhausted on the mat. They recovered and battled over a suplex. Kazarian covered Styles but Styled bridged out and they went for a backslide. Kazarian escaped but Styles nailed him with a Pele Kick.
Styles went to the ropes for a springboard on Kazarian and instead hit an Asai Moonsault to the floor on Daniels. He went for another springboard but was caught and nailed with the Fade to Black.
Your winner: Kazarian
Christy Hemme interviewed Gunner and Eric Bischoff. Bischoff is really looking his age in HD. He said that he was first pissed off that Hulk Hogan was going to be his son’s trainer but now he’s flattered that Hogan feels the need to put himself into Bischoff’s business. Bischoff was tremendous here claiming to feel responsible for what Gunner was going to do to his son and that he feared his son would never ever be able to do anything physical again. He told them that there was a way out and that was for Hogan to toss in the towel. He was acting sad in that fake, insincere way that makes you want to punch someone. Gunner then said that Hogan had better throw in the towel because of what he had planned to do.
It’s insane this match is this high up on the card. If Bischoff and Hogan weren’t involved, no way it would be. Even with them involved, for this to go on after AJ Styles blows my mind, but it’s all about building to Hogan wrestling at Lockdown, which was the plan all the way back at Bound for Glory.
Gunner with Eric Bischoff vs. Garett Bischoff with Hulk Hogan
If there was ever proof that the place needs a better audio set up, it was the lack of a pop for Hulk Hogan.
Gunner shoved Bischoff a number of times only to get caught with a series of armdrags and run off into the corner. Gunner used a waistlock takedown and slapped him across the back. Garett nailed some punches. Gunner nailed him with several punches but Garett caught him with an armdrag out of the corner and locked in an armbar. Bischoff is really, really green.
Gunner raked his eyes to get out of the move but Garett fought him off with shots to the face and mid-section. Gunner drilled him to cut him off but Garett refused to back down, nailing a series of shots. He rebounded off the ropes but Bischoff grabbed his leg. Gunner went for a slap but Garett avoided him and used a backslide for a two count.
Garett locked in a front facelock. He avoided a Gunner charge in the corner and rolled him up. Garett used an inverted atomic drop but Gunner cut him off, then nailed a reverse clothesline. Gunner drilled him with an elbow across the back of the neck for a two count. Garett fired back with punches to the chest and mid-section but Gunner choked him against the ropes. He stomped the hell out of Garett, screaming at Hogan while doing it.
Gunner locked on a neck vice on Garett. He controlled Garett for some time until Garett finally nailed some more mid-section punches and nailed a flapjack. Garett tried to fire back but his neck was hurting and that hampered him. Gunner cut him off and nailed a neckbreaker. Gunner choked Garett on the ropes in front of Eric, who slapped his son. Hogan walked behind Bischoff and punched him out.
Gunner drilled Garett with another neckbreaker. Hogan told the referee to check his neck. Garett kept taking punishment to the neck. Gunner went for another neckbreaker and Hogan threatened to throw in the towel. Gunner nailed it but Garett demanded Hogan not throw it in. Gunner nailed another neckbreaker and scored the pin.
Your winner: Gunner
Bischoff was laughing his head off as he and Gunner left. Hogan was checking on Garrett.
Christy Hemme interviewed Sting, who is the special guest enforcer. He said that he wants to make sure that everyone is on their best behavior. He’s wearing the Joker facepaint. He said that he’s going to make sure that Bobby Roode doesn’t find a loophole to walk out with the title. He said they were going to have a clearcut winner tonight and promised that its showtime.
Bobby Roode (c) vs. James Storm vs. Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy
Bully Ray called Christy Hemme, who was doing the ring introductions a skank and introduced himself. The main event intros were missing something without Jeremy Borash. Sting is outside the ring enforcing.
Roode tried to get Ray to work with him but received a disgusted stare in return. The crowd was chanting for Hardy immediately. Roode told Ray they needed to eliminate the others and work together. Ray shook his head like he agreed and then walked from the ring, allowing Storm and Hardy to doubleteam the champion.
Storm and Hardy took turns working over Roode. Roode acted like he was trying to tag out but there was no one there. Storm and Hardy choked Roode in the corner with their boots. Hardy whipped Storm into the corner to clothesline Roode. Storm then gave his body to Hardy as a base to leap off of. They continued working together until Storm rolled up Hardy out of nowhere. Hardy returned the favor, then they double slammed Roode off the top.
Ray slipped in from behind and laid out Hardy and Storm from behind. Roode thought that meant they were going to work together but Ray caught him with a Uranage and covered him but Storm broke it up. Storm nailed a series of clotheslines and hit the backstabber on Roode for a two count. Hardy was dispatched to the floor.
It ended up with Storm and Roode double teaming Ray and then realizing they were doing their old spots. They teased the Beer Money yell but Roode nailed Storm. They went at it as Hardy returned. He nailed a twisting moonsault on Roode. Hardy nailed Storm but was caught with a running boot by Ray.
Ray drilled Hardy with a headbutt and a series of elbows. He backdropped Hardy and nailed a splash for a two count. Ray chopped Hardy hard in the chest and placed him on the top rope, working him over. The fans chanted for Ladders. That wasn’t going to happen. Ray nailed a superplex and covered Hardy for a two count.
Ray told Roode to work with him and said they were going to nail a spike piledriver. Roode went to the ropes but was nailed by Storm. Hardy fought off Ray. Hardy and Storm went for a double superplex on Roode. Ray slipped under and did a powerbomb on the babyfaces, so it was a Tower of Doom. Ray scrambled to try and pin each of his opponents.
Ray went for the sit down Bubba Bomb but Hardy turned it into the Twist of Fate. He went to go for the cover but Roode attacked him. Roode nailed a faceplant. He charged for a move but Ray clotheslined him. Hardy went for another Twist but was sent into the referee. Billy nailed the Bubba Bomb but there was no referee. Sting was helping the referee, so Ray screamed at him. Hardy nailed the Twist of Fate but again, no referee to count Ray out.
Roode speared Hardy but was caught with a face first lungblower. Storm set up for the Last Call Superkick and nailed it but Ray pulled the referee out before he could make the count. Sting got involved but Storm was sent out of the ring, crashing into the referee on the floor. Ray was nailed with a spinebuster by Roode but Hardy nailed the Twist and went for the swanton. Hardy leapt but Roode rolled out of the ring.
Roode grabbed the TNA title belt but Sting hit the ring and took it away. They argued. He shoved Sting and spit in his face. Sting tried to nail him but Roode ducked and Sting hit Hardy with the belt. Roode laughed at him. Roode covered him and demanded Sting count. Roode and Sting were both tremendous here as Roode was screaming and demanding Sting count while Sting was yelling at Hardy to wake up and kick out, having no choice but to count.
Your winner: Bobby Roode
After the match:
Roode demanded that Sting raise his hand and a pissed off Sting did so, then turned to Hardy’s well being. They looked to be teasing Sting vs. Roode for down the line.