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Aces & Eights is a professional wrestling stable in the promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), consisting of a group of masked wrestlers. It has the gimmick of an outlaw motorcycle club; members of the stable ride motorcycles and are referred to as either "prospects" or "patched in".  The name of the stable is a reference to the two pair poker hand known as the "dead man's hand".
Devon became the first member of Aces & Eights to be named by TNA at Bound for Glory on October 14, 2,012. 
The stable debuted on the June 14, 2,012 episode of Impact Wrestling, with three masked wrestlers attacking Sting as he discussed his induction to the TNA Hall of Fame. On July 5, 2,012, an unnamed man delivered an envelope to TNA General Manager Hulk Hogan containing a photograph of aces and eights playing cards (known as the "dead man's hand") and a note reading "see you next week", saying "we're not cowards...we've got something for you Hogan, wait and see!" 
Aces & Eights returned (in greater numbers) to TNA on the July 12, 2,012 episode of Impact Wrestling, attacking both Sting and Hogan, with Hogan billed as having sustained a pelvic fracture (providing a kayfabe explanation for his absence from television while recovering from surgery to alleviate back pain).  Over the next several weeks, the stable continued to attack both faces and heels. 
Aces & Eights made its first appearance on pay-per-view at Hardcore Justice on August 12, 2,012, attacking D'Angelo Dinero backstage (providing a kayfabe explanation for his absence from television to recuperate from a shoulder injury). Aces & Eights later interfered in a four-way tables match, attacking Jeff Hardy and the eventual winner, Bully Ray. 
On the August 23, 2,012 episode of Impact Wrestling, Aces & Eights brawled with members of the TNA roster, injuring the right arm of TNA World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries.  One week later, Aces & Eights attacked Aries again, knocking him unconscious with a foreign object. 
At No Surrender, on September 9, 2,012, Aces & Eights again brawled with the TNA roster following a fight between Aries and a member called "The Armbreaker", injuring the shoulder of Jeff Hardy prior to his Bound for Glory series final against Bully Ray. 
Aces & Eights wrestled its first match at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view on October 14, 2,012, with two unnamed members of the stable defeating Sting and Bully Ray in a no disqualification tag team match to win unfettered access to the Impact Wrestling Zone (had they lost, Aces & Eights had agreed to leave TNA). Aces & Eights won the bout following interference from two other members of the stable, one of whom was subsequently unmasked and revealed to be Devon, a member of the TNA roster and the former tag team partner of Bully Ray.  Devon was the first member of Aces & Eights to be formally identified by TNA. On the October 18, 2,012 episode of Impact, Devon, serving as one of the spokesmen (his vest identified him as "Sergeant-at-Arms") for the gang, threatened the Impact wrestlers, who responded by attacking Aces & Eights. Sting challenged Devon to a match, which Sting won by disqualification when Aces & Eights interfered in the match. On October 25, Aces & Eights announced that they would be targeting a certain "victim", who later turned out to be Kurt Angle (a previous target of Aces & Eights); Angle had just lost a World Heavyweight Championship match against Jeff Hardy. Also, Bully Ray confronted his "brother" Devon; Devon blamed Hogan for mistreating him and that is why Devon joined Aces & Eights. After a tense standoff in which Devon announced that himself and Bully were no longer "brothers", and Bully called Devon a "coward", Bully Ray challenged Devon to fight him on the Open Fight Night episode of Impact on November 1. The match between Devon and Ray ended in a brawl, during which Joseph Park unmasked one of the members of Aces & Eights as Drew Hankinson, making him the second unmasked member of the stable.