Video rolls highlighting the recent history of AJ Styles, ending with his attack on James Storm and Taz offering him a deal with the Aces & Eights.
"Cowboy" James Storm comes down to the ring and calls out AJ Styles for Open Fight Night. Nothing happens for a few minutes, but eventually AJ walks down through the crowd and stands on the stairs. Storm says he can relate to AJ's issues because he was in his shoes last year, going through similar things and losing big matches. He tells him they can do one of two things – they can drink about it, or they can fight about it.
D.O.C., Garrett Bischoff and Wes Brisco hit the ring and beat down James Storm. AJ watches the assault, and then just walks away, leaving him for dead. Eric Young and Kurt Angle make the save and clear the Aces & Eights from the ring. It's Open Fight Night – looks like we have our next match.
(2) Kurt Angle / Eric Young / James Storm vs. DOC / Wes Brisco / Garrett Bischoff
The faces isolate Garrett Bischoff, then Wes Brisco and trade off between Eric Young and James Storm. There was a lot of action early on I probably missed because I was looking at Scott Hall's tweets – he's watching Impact, and it's pretty hilarious.
After a commercial break, Brisco is flailing around the ring because he got punched by EY. Hot tags are made to DOC and James Storm, with the big man getting the better of their exchange. The ref gets distracted by nothing and yells at the faces while Bischoff chokes James Storm from the outside. Garrett tags in and takes it to the Cowboy, and then tags Wes Brisco who plants Storm with a clothesline. DOC tags back in and James Storm digs down deep with a running clothesline.
Hot tag is made to Kurt Angle who German suplexes everyone. Angle Slam connects on Wes Brisco. D'Lo Brown gets on the apron to distract the referee while Bischoff puts a chain on his hand. Angle sees the chain and counters a punch and straps on the Ankle Lock! Brisco rolls him up from behind – 1..2…3!
Results: Aces & Eights wins via pinfall
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