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James Storm vs. Bobby Roode ends in a Double DQ
What I Liked:
Since this was Open Fight Night, I expected this match to happen, but not really happen. I loved the fact that Roode came out and said that he was not going to fight. He is so good at really getting heat from the crowd. His way to connecting with this feud with Storm is great, and the backstory is even better. This may be the hottest feud going, due to the length and their ability to add pieces each week and each month. Both men just completely brawled with one another, as the match never really got started. I loved the snap suplex from Roode to finally give himself some offense. It was a great part of the realistic hatred between the two, or at least they seem that way. The aggression was excellent, and the fact that their feud will culminate at Bound For Glory makes me really interested in seeing what is going to happen next week. Well done.
-Hogan gets a call from Aces and Eights who say they have their own lawyer now.
-Austin Aries finds Jeff Hardy backstage and talks to him about their match. Aries says he wants what Hardy has, the cult following, the money, and the fame. Aries says he is the hungry one and is coming after Hardy at Bound For Glory, and not the other way around. He says he is going to beat him to get all of this. I love the fact that there is respect involved, but Aries is definitely doing it differently. He is bordering the heel persona he was so good at, while maintaining the popularity. That is a tricky line to walk, but he is doing it great.