Impact Wrestling Results (4/26) – Open Fight Night, TNA Gut Check, Eric Bischoff’s Farewell

Bill Pritchard

Impact Wrestling Results
By Bill Pritchard for
April 26th 2012

Hulk Hogan welcomes all of the TNA Champions to Open Fight Night, and he says it can be any of them but he has a tough choice. He says they are all fighting champions who are on another level, but he thought about it and Joe and Magnus will go first. Hulk says they need to put up or shut up, and there are a bunch of teams who are waiting to get at them. He goes over the teams and says we won't tell them who it's going to be until the bell. Hulk changes his mind and says they might not know until the team comes to the ring, then he turns to the camera and says 'let the fighting begin.'

Devon comes to the ring for his match and he says there is no exception for Open Fight Night besides the TV title. He says he has to defend it every week and he wants to offer the first shot to someone who deserves a beating. Devon calls out his sorry excuse for a brother Bully Ray, then he tells them to play his music. Bully Ray is shown in the back looking surprised, then a group of wrestlers tell him to get out there and Bully tells them to cut the music. Bully says he carried Devon for 15 years, and he wouldn't even be the champion if it wasn't for him so he won't make him look good. He says the fans would love to see them fight, but no one is going to get the chance and he tells him to go to hell. Bully goes to leave but Devon runs up the ramp and attacks him, then he throws him into the ring steps as the match officially starts.

Champion's Challenge – Television Championship
Bully Ray vs Devon (c)

Bully Ray begs Devon off and tries to shake his hand but Devon throws him across the ring and punches him in the corner. He goes up top but Bully shakes the ropes to knock him down as we go to a break. Bully drops an elbow as we get back, then he smacks Devon in the head and tells him to get up. Bully bodyslams him and hits a jumping splash for two, then Devon knocks him down and they go punch for punch. Devon connects with a shoulder block and a neckbreaker, then he goes for a corner splash but Bully gets his boot up then clotheslines him for two. Bully goes for a Bubba Bomb but Devon counters so he hits a diving cutter, then he backs up and runs across the ring but Devon surprises him with a spinebuster to retain.

Winner – Devon

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