Sting says they need a replacement and what happened to them proves it, but Samoa Joe tells her they need to think about this because their careers are on the line. Sting says this needs to be done and they may not like it, but Austin Aries is his choice and he needs to go talk to him about joining them. Sting finds Aries in the locker room and says they both hate the Aces and Bully, and he's a former world champion so it makes sense. Aries says his offer is a lot to think about, and Sting says they don't need to be friends to work together, so he needs his help in this. Sting asks him to be in the match next week, then Aries says he'll have to think it over as we cut to Bobby Roode walking backstage.
Roode says he doesn't have a plan because things just lined up, and he's in line to be in second place tonight, which no one thought he would do. We cut back to the Mafia talking about what to do, then Sting walks in and says Aries denied their request, so Rampage says he'll address it in the ring. Magnus tells him to sit down and he'll explain it, then we see a video package of Bully Ray versus Chris Sabin before we catch Bully on the phone. He says they've had a rocky relationship but they can work on it, and tonight is about him when he takes back his title and comes home to celebrate. Bully says next week will be about them, then he says they'll tell the world the truth and says 'I love you, Brooke,' and hangs up.
We cut to the ring and Rampage and Joe make their way out, and Rampage says he might be new but he loves TNA and he's glad to be a part of the family. He says he didn't come here to get his ass kicked, and they might have to fight in November, but he needs Tito Ortiz's help and he's calling him out here. Tito meets them in the ring and Rampage says they know all about each other, but they should put their fight aside and worry about TNA tonight. He says he never asked Tito for anything but he needs a favor, and he wants Tito to take out the Aces and Tito asks if he's hearing him right. (Cont'd…)
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