As noted earlier, Ethan Carter III had to pull out of House of Hardcore VII due to injury. He was originally set to face Tommy Dreamer. Instead, Bobby Roode faced Dreamer. Roode got on the mic and said that he had a funny story to tell. He said that he was sitting at home and he got a call from Dixie Carter. She told him that Ethan tore his bicep and was not able to fulfill his obligations so Bobby Roode is contractually obligated to fulfill them.
Roode then said that he and Dreamer are good friends and has a lot of respect for him because of what Dreamer has done for the ECW Arena, Roode, the boys in the back, and the fans. He said that because of that he will put his TNA title on the line whether TNA likes it or not because “no one deserves a title shot more than you Tommy Dreamer.” Then he said that there is nothing more important to him than the TNA title. After that then he proceeded to stop and kick Dreamer.
Roode retained the title after beating Dreamer with a Roode Bomb on top of barbed wire. After the match he lifted Dreamer up to show respect.