First Blood Match
Rob Van Dam vs. Rhino
RVD goes after Rhino right away and Rhino bails to regroup. RVD does his pose allowing Rhino to hit the ring and clothesline RVD quickly. Rhino with big right hands to RVD in the corner. Rhino starts choking RVD with his boot. Rhino bites the forehead of RVD trying to bust him open. RVD with a dropkick to the knees of Rhino. RVD with a Rolling Thunder. RVD with a slingshot leg drop over Rhino. RVD jumps back up on the top turnbuckle and Rhino cuts him off. RVD with a springboard kick to the face that sends Rhino flying to the outside against the ring barricade. RVD with a dropkick through the ropes to Rhino and follows with his spin kick dropping over the back of Rhino. Rhino rebounds sending RVD into the steel steps. The crowd starts a loud “YOU SOLD OUT” chant at Rhino. Rhino smiles and raises his arms in the air. Rhino with a suplex on RVD over the end of the entrance ramp. Rhino tries to open up RVD by dragging his head across the ring barricade. RVD with a springboard moonsault, lands on his feet and Rhino takes out RVD with a huge Gore. Rhino then grabs a trash can and some lids tossing them in the ring. Rhino with a belly-to-belly suplex on RVD. Rhino puts the trash can in the corner between the top and middle turnbuckle pad. Rhino with a big spinebuster on RVD. RVD catches Rhino with a twisting leg drop. RVD grabs a trash can lid with Rhino still down. RVD with right hands to Rhino in the corner. RVD with a jumping single leg kick to the face on Rhino. RVD hits a Five Star Frog Splash. RVD grabs the trash can setup in the corner, stands over Rhino with it and Rhino with a punch to the “yambag” as Taz would say. Rhino with a spike DDT on RVD. RVD counters a powerbomb attempt by Rhino, picks up a trash can lid, tosses it at Rhino and catches him with a kick to the face. The referee checks to see if Rhino was busted open. No blood yet. RVD puts the trash can wedged against Rhino’s face and the ropes. RVD with a Van Terminator to the face of Rhino. Rhino is busted open and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
After the match, the blood continues to poor down the face of Rhino as Rob Van Dam celebrates his win.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Kazarian. She asks about AJ Styles facing former Fortune member Douglas Williams. Kazarian puts over Styles as the only TNA grand slam champion, who has carried TNA through the good times and the bad and still setting the standard. He said while Douglas Williams is a great wrestlers, he is a bigger traitor than Lebron James and that Styles will send Williams back to the UK.
* AJ Styles defending the TNA TV Championship against Douglas Williams is up next.