We get a video package of Austin Aries match with Rob Van Dam last week on Impact. They show the promo he cut on Brooke Hogan mid-match, Bully Ray's interference and Hulk Hogan's "serious face". Austin Aries appears backstage and says "all this" started when he pointed out Broode and Bully's relationship. He says it was never about any of that, it was about Hulk Hogan. He says he was trying to get to Hogan, and use leverage to work his way back into the championship picture; now it's become personal between him and Bully, and he won't stop until he gets what he wants.
(1) TNA TV Championship Match
D-Von is decked out in full Aces & Eights gear, and Taz points out how many ways Joe can use that to his advantage. Lots to grab on to, and the like. The two lock up and D-Von forces the Champion into the corner, but Joe takes him back down with some good ground work. Joe gets D-Von locked up in the ropes, but off the Irish whip he gets thrown over the top and lands hard on the outside. D-Von leaves the ring and drags his opponent back in, but Joe kicks out of a pin attempt at two. D-Von gets a huge running splash in the corner followed by a mid-ring running splash off the ropes. He heads up top for the flying headbutt, but nobody's home and he crashes into the mat.
D-Von foolishly tries to trade blows with the Champion, but Joe turns the momentum and fires back with a flurry of his own. The S-T-Joe finds it mark, and the champ locks in the Coquina Clutch. D-Von looks like he's fading, but a hot blonde woman gets on the ropes and distracts the referee. D.O.C. shows up with a hammer and beats Joe in the back with it, allowing D-Von to get the pin.
Winner and NEW TV CHAMPION: D-Von
After the match, the new TV Champion and DOC celebrate with a…flock of hot chicks. Taz says that the downside to faces the Aces & Eights is you don't just deal with one, you gotta deal with the whole pack. I guess "the pack" has a harem of women under their employ now.
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