Impact Wrestling Results (5/24) – Open Fight Night Returns, Who Does Hulk Pick As Roode’s Opponent?

Bill Pritchard

TNA Gut Check
Joey Ryan vs Austin Aries

There is a video package about Joey Ryan being the next Gut Check participant, and he says how he has been ready for this his whole life and he deserves a shot. After this, Jeremy Borash goes over the competition rules and asks if he is ready for his opponent, and he says bring him out. Austin Aries comes out and the bell rings, then Joey taunts Aries in the corner but Aries takes him down and lays across the turnbuckles. Ryan talks trash but Aries knocks him back down, then Ryan rolls outside but Aries runs off the ropes and connects with a suicide dive.

Aries goes up top but Ryan knocks him down, then they trade punches after a near fall but Ryan knocks him down and goes for several quick pin attempts. Ryan attempts a pump handle slam but Aries blocks it, then he clotheslines him and goes for a running dropkick but Ryan rolls outside. He goes for a springboard move but Aries dropkicks him in the air, then Ryan tries to whip him across the ring. Aries reverses it but Ryan holds on and goes for another pumphandle slam, but ends up converting it into a suplex. Ryan goes up top but Aries rolls away, then he hiptosses Ryan headifrst into the turnbuckles. Aries runs at him and hits a corner dropkick, then he lifts him up and hits the Brainbuster for the win.

Winner – Austin Aries

Bobby Roode makes his entrance followed by AJ Styles and Kurt Angle, then Hulk Hogan comes out and says this might be the toughest decision so far. He says both guys have a great shot at becoming champion, and he talks about Kurt's track record but he says AJ is one of the best main event guys. Hulk says nothing against Kurt, but AJ knows Roode better than him and he is getting the title shot instead of him.

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