7/5 TNA in Brooklyn, New York: Bully Ray vs. Kurt Angle for the TNA Title, Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries in a Bound For Glory Series match, Bobby Roode vs. A.J. Styles vs. Samoa Joe in a three-way, Mickie James vs. Velvet Sky for the Knockouts Title
TNA Live Event
Brooklyn, N.Y. at Cyclones Stadium
Report by Dot Net reader ToniAnn (thanks also to Evan Ginzburg)
1. Eric Young defeated Jessie Godderz. Eric Young received a decent pop from the crowd. Durning the match Eric Young bit the head of Godderz from the top ropes. Eric Young jumps off the top rope and takes the win. All in all an okay match.
2. Mickie James beat Velvet Sky to retain the TNA Knockouts Title. Velvet Sky was accompanied by Peter Rosenberg from Hot 97 radio station. The crowd had a bigger pop for Mickie James. Mickie made an attempt to leave with the title but Peter Rosenberg convinced her to continue the match. Mickie James was victorious and retained her title. The match dragged on a little too much but it was okay.
3. Devon beat Joseph Park. The announcer stated that this match carried a 20 minute limit. Devon came out from a side entrance and the crowd started ECW chants...of course. Devon grabbed the mic and started talking about him living in Brooklyn and how trashy it was. Devon also said he doesn't need the crowd to chant for him so of course the crowd started chanting "Lets go Devon!" Devon won by a spinebuster, which the crowd gave him a huge pop for. Devon also started posing for pictures outside the ring to be funny which the crowd loved! This was a enjoyable match for the crowd.
4. Samoa Joe defeated A.J Styles and Bobby Roode in a Triple Threat match. Samoa Joe got the biggest pop out of three. There was a spot where A.J Styles leaped off the apron and landed on Samoa Joe, who was laying outside the ring which got some pop. The biggest pop was when Styles flew off the top turnbuckle and landed on Roode. The match ended with Roode taping out to Samoa Joe. A.J Styles was seen leaving the scene limping, accompanied by a guard walking him backstage.
5. Jeff Hardy beat Austin Aries in a BFG Series match. Hardy got one of the biggest pops of the night. Jeff went around the whole front row giving everyone a high five. As the crowd was chanting Jeff's name, Aries was telling the crowd to settle down. The match started out with some what of a slow pace so Jeff tried hyping the crowd by clapping his hands only to have Austin Aries mimic him which got a few laughs. Aries continued to mimic Jeff throughout the match and the crowd ate it up. Overall, the match had a lot of action but Jeff takes the win.
Intermission. For $50.00 we got a ticket that allows two people to go backstage and meet a few wrestlers. Among those wrestlers were Bully Ray, Devon, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Jeff Hardy, A.J Styles (who seemed to be fine after limping from his match earlier). This was well worth the money because we got to interact with the wrestlers who seem happy to be there other than Bobby Roode (I guess it pays to be Roode). Mickie James was outside by the stands signing autographs, she was very polite and tried her best to interact with every fan. (Intermission went on for quite a while.)
6. Gunner and James Storm beat Christopher Daniels and Kazarian to retain the TNA Tag Titles. There was mixed reactions for both teams followed by several "Fallen Angel" chants throughout the match. This was by far the most action-packed match throughout the night.
7. Bully Ray defeated Kurt Angle to retain the TNA Title. Bully Ray came out and did his whole "Do you know who I am?" thing. Kurt Angle came out with the BIGGEST pop of the night. Angle threw his shirt into the crowd as we all chanted U-S-A. Kurt Angle went for the ankle lock, but Bully Ray managed to grab the rope. Bully Ray suplexed Angle with a kick-out at two. Angle again managed to get Bully in an ankle lock. Bully tapped out but the referee was knocked out. The match ended with Bully Ray striking Kurt Angle with his chain, knocking him out and taking the win. Once Bully Ray grabbed his belt, he attempted to strike Angle with it, but Angle hit him with the Olympic Slam to send the crowd home happy.
Notes: For $20, you and your family get to go into the ring and take a picture with Kurt Angle, who was the friendliest guy you could ever meet. If you can't tell, I'm a HUGE fan. And to put the icing on the cake, fireworks were booming across the sky while Angle was in the ring. What's more patriotic than that?!?
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