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TNA Turning Point 2012 PPV Recap and Results


TNA Turning Point 2012 PPV Recap and Results

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Turning Point 2012 took place on November 11, 2012, at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Mike Tenay, Taz, and Todd Keneley were the commentators for this show.

- The show began with Taz in the ring talking about the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. He introduced local radio host Bucket Head and Bully Ray to the ring. They tried to get the audience involved to break a Guinness World record for simultaneously texting. All the texts were for a $10 donation to the American Red Cross as part of TNA's Make an IMPACT Campaign.

No DQ Match for the Television Championship: Champion Samoa Joe vs. Magnus - When Joe was about to attempt a Suicide Dive, Magnus tossed a chair into Joe's head to temporarily take control of the match. Later in the bout, Joe was able to kick out of the off-the-top rope elbow on two different occasions. The second time Joe went for the Suicide Dive, Joe changed his flight pattern to avoid being hit with a chair again. Joe then hit the Muscle Buster but was unable to get the win. Joe then trapped him in the Kokina Clutch to get the victory. Winner: Samoa Joe

Non-Title Match: TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champions Eric Young & ODB vs. Tara & Jesse Godderz - Taryn Terrell was the referee for this mixed tag team match. The complexion of the match changed when ODB spit the contents of her flask into the eyes of Jesse before kicking him in the yam bags. That allowed Eric to make the hot tag to his wife. A few moments later, Eric made a blind tag to get back into the match and hit an elbow off the top rope to get the pin on Jesse right after ODB gave him a body slam. Winners: ODB and Eric Young

- The commentators talked about the vicious attack with a hammer that Sting suffered at the hands of DOC. Sting is being seen by an orthopedist in Dallas and has Hulk Hogan by his side. More about his condition will be reported on Thursday night.

X Division Championship: Champion Rob Van Dam vs. Joey Ryan - Matt Morgan was banned from ringside for this match. RVD controlled the beginning of the match but lost his momentum when Joey Ryan tossed him to the arena floor when RVD went to the top rope. RVD got his mojo back after kicking out of the Mustache Ride. RVD finished the match by hitting the Five-Star Frog Splash. Following the match, RVD was hit with Matt Morgan's Carbon Footprint when he was celebrating at the top of the ramp. Winner: Rob Van Dam

Joseph Park vs. DOC - Joesph was scared to death before the match and found his best offense when he was running which caused an overaggressive DOC to accidentally punch the ring post. The attorney was busted open when DOC hit him with a studded belt. The site of his own blood caused him to change his demeanor to be more like his "brother" Abyss. He hit the Black Hole Slam and then snapped back into his lawyer persona. He was unable to get the pin. Park then hit DOC with a chair but he still didn't get the pin. DOC was then able to hit a choke slam to get the win. Following the match, DOC continued to beat up Joesph Park and then brought a hammer into the ring. Before he could use it, Bully Ray stormed the ring. Winner: DOC

TNA Tag Team Championship: Champions Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez vs. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian - The "turning point" of this match was when Chavo missed a Five-star Frog Splash on Kazarian. For the next few minutes, the uncrowned World Tag Team Champions of the World beat up the third-generation Superstar. He eventually made the hot tag to Super Mex who used his power to dominate the challengers. Chavo was tagged back into the match and after he hit the Three Amigos on Daniels he went for the Five-Star but was stopped by Kazarian. Kazarian was then tossed out of the ring by Hernandez. Daniels found himself on top of the shoulders of Hernandez and from that position he was hit by a cross body press from the top rope by Chavo. That variation of the Doomsday Device led to the champions retaining the title. Winners: Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez

#1 Contender's Match: AJ Styles vs. Bobby Roode vs. James Storm - The stakes were really high in this match as the winner gets a title shot at Final Resolution next month and the wrestler that gets pinned will be shut out of the title picture until at least Bound for Glory next October. James Storm appeared to be in control of the match as he had AJ at his mercy and James Storm appeared to be incapacitated outside of the ring. When Roode was busy with AJ, Storm came from behind and hit him with a Back Cracker. The Cowbow then turned his attention to AJ and hit the Last Call Superkick to get the pinfall victory over AJ. Winner: James Storm

Devon vs. Kurt Angle - Even though Devon was able to escape the Ankle Lock, the effects of the move cost Devon a chance to end the match with a power bomb. He was finally able to hit one when he caught Kurt on top of the ropes but the time it took him to crawl over due to the ankle pain cost him the opportunity to get the pin. Devon missed a flying head but which allowed Kurt to hit the Angle Slam. Devon was able to kick out and when Kurt got up he saw that the ring was surrounded by members of Aces & Eights. Devon hit a distracted Kurt with a spear but couldn't get the win. Kurt was able to apply the Ankle Lock again Ankle Lock and got the submission victory and was able to escape the ring before Aces & Eights stormed it. DOC warned Kurt that he was a dead man and that he was next. Winner: Kurt Angle

Ladder Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Jeff Hardy vs. Austin Aries - Two championship belts, the traditional TNA World Championship and the customized Jeff Hardy version of the title, were dangling over the ring. The only way to win this match is to climb a ladder and retrieve the titles. One of the high spots of the match was when the ladder was placed upside down and Jeff fell into it after missing a move off the ropes. That miss caused the ladder to snap shut on Jeff. The Jeff Hardy sandwich was used again when Austin trapped Jeff in a ladder and then put the ring steps on top of it. Jeff escaped the ladder prison, crawled under the ring and almost stole the title when Austin went to check to see where Hardy was. Austin dumped Hardy off the ladder in a scary looking fall. Austin then looked like he was going to climb the ladder but it buckled under his weight and caused the Greatest Man in the World to use that ladder for punishment instead of climbing. Jeff used that ladder to do a falling splash onto Austin. He then went for a new ladder and when the tried to climb it, Austin hit the ladder with a missile drop kick causing another scary looking Jeff Hardy fall. Austin gave Jeff a brain buster but that move didn't give him enough time to climb the ladder. The two men fought on top of the ladder and Jeff delivered the Twist of Fate off the top of it. Jeff followed that with the Swanton Bomb. When Jeff climbed the ladder, the title belts raised higher in the air because Austin gained control of the device that raises the belts. Jeff beat up Austin and then grabbed a taller ladder. Both men fought on top of that one and it tipped over and caused them both to land n top of another ladder. Jeff delivered a Twist of Fate on top of that ladder. He then climbed the giant ladder and retrieved both titles. Winner: Jeff Hardy

What does this event mean for the future?
The title picture is pretty clear after tonight's show. Jeff has disposed of the former champion and will be fighting James Storm next month at Final Resolution. AJ Styles is now outside the title picture as he will need to win the Bound for Glory Series next year to even have the opportunity to get a title shot before next October.

The other big story in TNA is the Aces & Eights saga. After the actions of DOC tonight, one would assume that he will be fighting Kurt Angle in the near future. A win over Olympic Gold Medalist should give the prospect a seat at the table of the biker gang.

Overall Thoughts
The stuff involving the title was great. I loved the Ladder Match and really enjoyed the #1 Contender's Match both in its execution and the importance of it due to the huge ramifications of losing it. Unfortunately, I didn't really care for the rest of the show. The Aces & Eights storyline is interesting and could be promising but neither Devon nor DOC are guys that have a history of putting on main event level singles matches worth paying for on PPV. Overall, I give this one a slight thumb's down as the two matches with World Championship implications just weren't enough to justify the $35 to watch this event.

Match Results

  • No DQ Match for the Television Championship: Champion Samoa Joe beat Magnus
  • Non-title Match: Knockouts Tag Team Champions Eric Young & ODB beat Knockouts Champion Tara & Jesse
  • X Division Championship: Rob Van Dam beat Joey Ryan
  • DOC beat Joseph Park
  • TNA World Tag Team Championship: Champions Chavo Guerrero & Hernandez beat Christopher Daniels & Kazarian
  • #1 Contender's Match: James Storm beat Bobby Roode & AJ Styles
  • Kurt Angle beat Devon
  • Ladder Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Jeff Hardy beat Austin Aries
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