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Backstage: Jeremy Borash Interviews James Storm
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with James Storm. Storm says last year it came down to he and Bully Ray, and he didn't get it done. He says this year he's going to right the wrong. He claims it's written in the stars and that it's his destiny. He claims after he beats Ray, he's moving onto Hardy in the finals. He says Hardy has beaten him, but he's lived and learned and he's going to win the BFG Series.
Bully Ray vs. James Storm (BFG Series Semi-Final)
Our second BFG Series semi-final is up and Ray and Storm stare each other down before heading into battle. Ray immediately goes to the apron to yell at some fans and get some heat before reminding Storm how their match went last year. Storm spits at Ray. Ray heads to the floor and grabs a sign from a fan and throws it. He tosses a chair. He heads back into the ring and the two finally lock up to kick this one off. Ray bullies Storm into the corner and slaps him in the chest. Storm reacts by slapping Ray in the face. Ray flips out again, yelling at the fans and complaining to the referee. They lock up again and again Storm slaps Ray in the face. Storm continues to get the better of Ray. Ray again heads to the floor to recoup. Another lock up and Ray takes Storm into the corner yet again. Ray hits Storm low and hits him with an elbow to the back of the head. Ray follows with a right and a slap to Storm’s face, but Storm is quick to respond with a slap that sends Bully across the ring. Storm chases and mounts him in the corner for a series of rights. Storm sends Ray across the ring hard, then follows and stomps on Ray’s hand. Ray rakes Storm’s eyes to stop his momentum. He slams Storm’s head into the corner turnbuckle, and takes him around the ring, doing in again. Storm is able to reverse and Irish whip and score with a back drop, and a big clothesline for two. Bully and Storm trade punches on their knees. Storm gets back dropped to the apron but he’s quick to hit Bully with a kick to the back of the head. He heads to the top and leaps off with a cross body for two. Bully comes right back with a sidewalk slam, but it’s not enough to keep Storm down for three. Storm rolls up Bully but he only gets two. Storm blocks a big boot and kicks Bully in the back of the head. Storm tries for a splash but Bully moves and Storm connects with the ref. Ray uses the distraction to nail the Bully bomb. Another ref is down and he counts the pin, but Storm is able to kick out at two. Ray heads up to the second rope and tries for a senton, but Storm moves. Storm accidentally bumps the ref. Storm tries helping the ref up. He ducks a clothesline attempt from Ray and connects with the codebreaker, which sends Ray crashing into the ref again. Storm hits the superkick but there's no ref to make the pin. Bobby Roode comes out of nowhere and smashes a beer bottle over Storm's head. He pulls Ray over to cover Storm. The ref gets back up and makes the 3-count. Ray wins.
Winner and advancing to the BFG Series Finals: Bully Ray